The median contractor rate for a Network Support Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Network Support Engineer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 538 583 584
Rank change year-on-year +45 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support Engineer 72 71 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 51 35
Median daily rate £275 £363 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.13% +45.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £179 £280 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £333
UK excluding London median daily rate £285 £350 £250
% change year-on-year -18.71% +40.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 6
Median hourly rate £20.72 - £22.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.29 - £13.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.14 - £38.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.72 - £22.00

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 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

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 27 June 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Support Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 27 June 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 +8 57 £288 -20.68% 15
London +16 28 £275 -50.00% 4
South East +6 16 £285 -21.51%
Cardiff - 13 £250 -
South Wales - 13 £250 -
Wales - 13 £250 -
Hampshire +12 7 £338 -10.00%
Berkshire +16 6 £347 -4.27%
South West -2 5 £140 -62.66% 1
Basingstoke - 4 - -
Reading +21 3 £425 +25.00%
North West +21 3 £388 +82.35% 1
Southampton +3 3 £338 -10.00%
Cheshire - 3 £388 -
Chester - 3 £388 -
Gloucester - 3 £140 -
Hammersmith - 3 £300 -
Bracknell - 3 £269 -
Gloucestershire - 3 £140 -
North East +72 2 £340 +13.33% 1
East of England -4 2 £380 +26.66% 7
Scotland - 2 £263 -
Bristol - 2 £293 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £175 -
Abingdon - 2 £175 -
Tyne and Wear +72 1 - - 1
Yorkshire +27 1 £410 +32.41%
City of London -2 1 £425 -19.04%
Hertfordshire -5 1 £380 +26.66% 2
Feltham - 1 - -

Network Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 86 (68.25%) Cisco
2 69 (54.76%) Firewall
3 59 (46.83%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (34.92%) VPN
5 38 (30.16%) LAN
5 38 (30.16%) CCNP
6 37 (29.37%) WAN
7 32 (25.40%) ITIL
8 31 (24.60%) Juniper
8 31 (24.60%) Cisco ASA
9 28 (22.22%) Security Cleared
10 27 (21.43%) Wireless
11 26 (20.63%) CCNA
12 25 (19.84%) BGP
13 23 (18.25%) TCP/IP
13 23 (18.25%) Windows
13 23 (18.25%) Cisco Nexus
14 22 (17.46%) SC Cleared
15 21 (16.67%) OSPF
16 20 (15.87%) MPLS
17 18 (14.29%) Network Management
17 18 (14.29%) DNS
17 18 (14.29%) Microsoft
18 16 (12.70%) VLAN
18 16 (12.70%) EIGRP
18 16 (12.70%) F5
19 15 (11.90%) CheckPoint
20 14 (11.11%) Active Directory
20 14 (11.11%) VMware
21 13 (10.32%) Ethernet

Network Support Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 9 (7.14%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (0.79%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.38%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (54.76%) Firewall
2 44 (34.92%) VPN
3 38 (30.16%) LAN
4 37 (29.37%) WAN
5 31 (24.60%) Cisco ASA
6 27 (21.43%) Wireless
7 25 (19.84%) BGP
8 23 (18.25%) Cisco Nexus
8 23 (18.25%) TCP/IP
9 21 (16.67%) OSPF
10 20 (15.87%) MPLS
11 18 (14.29%) DNS
12 16 (12.70%) EIGRP
12 16 (12.70%) VLAN
13 13 (10.32%) Ethernet
14 11 (8.73%) VoIP
15 10 (7.94%) Internet
15 10 (7.94%) Network Security
16 8 (6.35%) Broadband
16 8 (6.35%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.59%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.79%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (6.35%) Finance
1 8 (6.35%) Telecoms
2 6 (4.76%) Banking
3 2 (1.59%) Billing
3 2 (1.59%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.79%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.97%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.59%) XMPP
3 1 (0.79%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.76%) NHS
4 3 (2.38%) Clustering
4 3 (2.38%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.79%) CMDB
5 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.79%) e-Health
5 1 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.79%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 23 (18.25%) Windows
2 13 (10.32%) Linux
2 13 (10.32%) Windows Server
3 12 (9.52%) Windows 7
4 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.97%) Windows 8
6 4 (3.17%) Windows 10
6 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (3.17%) Windows XP
7 3 (2.38%) CentOS
8 2 (1.59%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.79%) CatOS
9 1 (0.79%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.79%) Unix
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.40%) ITIL
2 18 (14.29%) Network Management
3 12 (9.52%) Network Monitoring
4 10 (7.94%) Change Management
4 10 (7.94%) Network Design
5 8 (6.35%) Change Control
5 8 (6.35%) Migration
6 7 (5.56%) Load Balancing
6 7 (5.56%) Project Management
7 6 (4.76%) Configuration Management
7 6 (4.76%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.97%) High Availability
8 5 (3.97%) Problem Management
9 4 (3.17%) Line Management
10 3 (2.38%) Adaptive Security
10 3 (2.38%) Incident Management
10 3 (2.38%) ITIL V3
10 3 (2.38%) ITSM
10 3 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (2.38%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 4 (3.17%) SQL
2 3 (2.38%) C
2 3 (2.38%) Perl
3 1 (0.79%) PHP
3 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 59 (46.83%) Cisco Certification
2 38 (30.16%) CCNP
3 28 (22.22%) Security Cleared
4 26 (20.63%) CCNA
5 22 (17.46%) SC Cleared
6 12 (9.52%) Degree
6 12 (9.52%) DV Cleared
7 8 (6.35%) CCIE
7 8 (6.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.38%) JNCIA
9 2 (1.59%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.59%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.79%) CCDA
10 1 (0.79%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.79%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.79%) JNCIS
10 1 (0.79%) MCSE
10 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 14 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 10 (7.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.38%) NFS
3 3 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.79%) Firmware
4 1 (0.79%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.79%) KVM
4 1 (0.79%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (7.94%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (3.17%) HP Data Protector
3 4 (3.17%) SCOM
3 4 (3.17%) Tivoli
3 4 (3.17%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (2.38%) SCCM
5 2 (1.59%) Cacti
5 2 (1.59%) Nagios
5 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.59%) Puppet
5 2 (1.59%) SCSM
5 2 (1.59%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.79%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.79%) Nessus
Vendors
1 86 (68.25%) Cisco
2 31 (24.60%) Juniper
3 18 (14.29%) Microsoft
4 16 (12.70%) F5
5 15 (11.90%) CheckPoint
6 14 (11.11%) VMware
7 11 (8.73%) Fortinet
7 11 (8.73%) SolarWinds
8 10 (7.94%) HP
9 8 (6.35%) Citrix
9 8 (6.35%) Palo Alto
10 5 (3.97%) Avaya
11 4 (3.17%) Meraki
11 4 (3.17%) Remedy
11 4 (3.17%) SonicWALL
12 3 (2.38%) Aerohive Networks
12 3 (2.38%) Arista
12 3 (2.38%) Cyberoam
12 3 (2.38%) Draytek
12 3 (2.38%) NetScout
London
Network ITR
Rate: £175.68 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £250.00 - £288.00 per day
Posted: 7 days ago