The median contractor rate for a Network Support Engineer was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Support Engineer
UK
Rank 537 537 541
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 56 107 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.20% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.21% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 61 49
Median daily rate £200 £275 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.27% +5.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £197
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £321
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £250
% change year-on-year -20.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 2
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £34.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -27.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £23.40 £21.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £33.23 £46.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £34.25
% change year-on-year -34.00% -27.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Network Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Network Support Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Support Engineer in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Support Engineer.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Support Engineer in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Support Engineer in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Support Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Support Engineer in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Support Engineer in the UK

Network Support Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -5 53 £200 -30.43% 20
London +25 13 £356 +9.61% 8
East of England +6 13 £195 -29.09% 2
South East -13 12 £185 -35.65% 5
Essex -2 6 £195 -22.00%
Hampshire +8 5 £275 -11.29% 1
Hertfordshire +7 5 £195 - 1
South West -1 5 £200 -42.85% 1
Gloucestershire +7 3 - -
Stevenage +2 3 £195 -
West Sussex - 3 £175 -
Worthing - 3 £175 -
Basildon - 3 £195 -
West Midlands +12 2 £200 -50.00% 2
Southampton +9 2 - -
Surrey +8 2 - - 1
Gloucester 0 2 - -
East Midlands -4 2 £274 +46.00%
North West - 2 £388 - 1
Cambridge - 2 £399 - 1
Hinckley - 2 £274 -
Chertsey - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £274 -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £399 - 1
Scotland +18 1 - -
Reading +15 1 - - 1
South Wales +12 1 - -
Berkshire +11 1 - - 1
Wales +5 1 - - 1
Wiltshire +2 1 - - 1

Network Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Network Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Network Support Engineer in the job title.

1 77 (64.71%) Cisco
2 51 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
3 50 (42.02%) LAN
3 50 (42.02%) Firewall
4 47 (39.50%) WAN
5 39 (32.77%) Security Cleared
6 35 (29.41%) Wireless
7 33 (27.73%) ITIL
7 33 (27.73%) VPN
7 33 (27.73%) CCNP
8 32 (26.89%) SC Cleared
9 31 (26.05%) CCNA
10 30 (25.21%) Juniper
11 28 (23.53%) TCP/IP
12 27 (22.69%) OSPF
13 25 (21.01%) CheckPoint
14 20 (16.81%) BGP
15 19 (15.97%) DNS
15 19 (15.97%) Cisco ASA
15 19 (15.97%) Network Design
15 19 (15.97%) Network Management
15 19 (15.97%) Cisco Nexus
16 18 (15.13%) MPLS
17 17 (14.29%) VLAN
17 17 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
18 16 (13.45%) F5
18 16 (13.45%) Network Security
18 16 (13.45%) Windows
19 14 (11.76%) HP
19 14 (11.76%) Finance

Network Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (2.52%) IIS
2 1 (0.84%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (0.84%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (5.04%) MS Office
2 5 (4.20%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.20%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.84%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 50 (42.02%) Firewall
1 50 (42.02%) LAN
2 47 (39.50%) WAN
3 35 (29.41%) Wireless
4 33 (27.73%) VPN
5 28 (23.53%) TCP/IP
6 27 (22.69%) OSPF
7 20 (16.81%) BGP
8 19 (15.97%) Cisco ASA
8 19 (15.97%) Cisco Nexus
8 19 (15.97%) DNS
9 18 (15.13%) MPLS
10 17 (14.29%) VLAN
11 16 (13.45%) Network Security
12 13 (10.92%) Multicast
13 12 (10.08%) Broadband
13 12 (10.08%) Spanning Tree
14 11 (9.24%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (9.24%) ISDN
15 10 (8.40%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.84%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (1.68%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (11.76%) Finance
2 5 (4.20%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.52%) Banking
4 2 (1.68%) Billing
4 2 (1.68%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.68%) Military
4 2 (1.68%) Retail
5 1 (0.84%) Back Office
5 1 (0.84%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.84%) Legal
5 1 (0.84%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (5.88%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.68%) Regular Expression
3 1 (0.84%) Middleware
3 1 (0.84%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.08%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (5.88%) NHS
3 3 (2.52%) Clustering
3 3 (2.52%) CMDB
4 2 (1.68%) iPad
4 2 (1.68%) iPhone
4 2 (1.68%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.68%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.68%) Wiki
5 1 (0.84%) Derivative
5 1 (0.84%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.84%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.84%) e-Health
5 1 (0.84%) Fixed Income
5 1 (0.84%) IPTV
5 1 (0.84%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.84%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (0.84%) STB
5 1 (0.84%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 16 (13.45%) Windows
2 11 (9.24%) Windows 7
3 6 (5.04%) Windows Server
4 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (4.20%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (2.52%) Unix
5 3 (2.52%) Windows 2000
5 3 (2.52%) Windows XP
6 2 (1.68%) CatOS
6 2 (1.68%) Windows 8
7 1 (0.84%) Linux
7 1 (0.84%) Mac OS X
7 1 (0.84%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.84%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (27.73%) ITIL
2 19 (15.97%) Network Design
2 19 (15.97%) Network Management
3 17 (14.29%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (9.24%) Problem Management
5 9 (7.56%) Change Management
6 7 (5.88%) Asset Management
7 5 (4.20%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.20%) Load Balancing
7 5 (4.20%) Project Management
8 4 (3.36%) Configuration Management
8 4 (3.36%) ITIL V3
8 4 (3.36%) Migration
9 3 (2.52%) Capacity Management
9 3 (2.52%) High Availability
9 3 (2.52%) ITSM
9 3 (2.52%) Line Management
9 3 (2.52%) QMS
9 3 (2.52%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.52%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 7 (5.88%) C
2 4 (3.36%) Perl
3 2 (1.68%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.84%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.84%) SQL
Qualifications
1 51 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (32.77%) Security Cleared
3 33 (27.73%) CCNP
4 32 (26.89%) SC Cleared
5 31 (26.05%) CCNA
6 13 (10.92%) DV Cleared
7 10 (8.40%) CCSA
7 10 (8.40%) JNCIA
8 6 (5.04%) CCIE
8 6 (5.04%) Degree
9 3 (2.52%) HNC
10 2 (1.68%) CCIP
10 2 (1.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.68%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.84%) CCENT
11 1 (0.84%) CCNP Voice
11 1 (0.84%) CCSE
11 1 (0.84%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.84%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.84%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.84%) QA
System Software
1 8 (6.72%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.36%) VMware ESXi
2 4 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.52%) Firmware
3 3 (2.52%) VMware ESX
4 2 (1.68%) KVM
5 1 (0.84%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (3.36%) Cisco Prime
1 4 (3.36%) Nagios
2 3 (2.52%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (1.68%) Cacti
3 2 (1.68%) FortiGate
3 2 (1.68%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (1.68%) Puppet
3 2 (1.68%) WhatsUp Gold
3 2 (1.68%) ZABBIX
4 1 (0.84%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.84%) Netcool
4 1 (0.84%) OpenView
4 1 (0.84%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (0.84%) Pingdom
4 1 (0.84%) Unicenter
4 1 (0.84%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (0.84%) WMI
Vendors
1 77 (64.71%) Cisco
2 30 (25.21%) Juniper
3 25 (21.01%) CheckPoint
4 16 (13.45%) F5
5 14 (11.76%) HP
6 10 (8.40%) Remedy
6 10 (8.40%) VMware
7 7 (5.88%) Microsoft
8 6 (5.04%) Aruba
9 5 (4.20%) Fortinet
9 5 (4.20%) Palo Alto
10 4 (3.36%) Blue Coat
10 4 (3.36%) Nortel
10 4 (3.36%) Riverbed
11 3 (2.52%) Apple
11 3 (2.52%) Avaya
11 3 (2.52%) Dell
11 3 (2.52%) Huawei
11 3 (2.52%) NetScout
11 3 (2.52%) SolarWinds
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