The median contractor rate for a Network Support was £213 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Support
UK
Rank 510 493 482
Rank change year-on-year -17 -11  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 86 149 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.30% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 86 79
Median daily rate £213 £268 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.56% -2.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £155 £184
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £348
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £250 £275
% change year-on-year -20.00% -9.09%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 7
Median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £29.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -15.96%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £23.00 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £34.44 £100.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.25 £25.00 £34.88
% change year-on-year -19.00% -28.31%  

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 42950 50452 49894
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.82% 95.19% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 27813 32635 30138
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 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1582 1977
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
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 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Network Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Support in the UK

Network Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Support in the UK

Network Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Support in the UK

Network Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Support in the UK

Network Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Support in the UK

Network Support
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 within the UK over the 3 months to 24 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 -10 81 £206 -27.31% 24
London +18 25 £400 +14.28% 8
South East -9 20 £200 -27.27% 6
East of England +1 14 £195 -25.71% 3
Hampshire +6 7 £275 -13.04% 1
City of London +9 6 £381 - 4
Hertfordshire +4 6 £195 - 2
Essex -3 6 £195 -22.00%
East Midlands -2 5 £283 +37.80%
South West -9 5 £200 -40.74% 1
West Midlands +8 4 £200 -50.00% 2
Stevenage +3 4 £195 -
North West - 4 £384 - 3
Worthing +15 3 £175 -32.69%
Berkshire +12 3 £275 -24.13% 1
Gloucestershire +9 3 - -
Surrey +9 3 £200 -23.80% 2
Southampton +8 3 £200 -36.75%
West Sussex +1 3 £175 -32.69%
Manchester - 3 £380 - 2
Basildon - 3 £195 -
Gloucester -1 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 £399 - 1
Hinckley - 2 £274 -
Leicestershire - 2 £274 -
Chertsey - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire - 2 £399 - 1
Reading +16 1 - - 1
Scotland +15 1 - -
South Wales +7 1 - - 1

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 2017, Network Support 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 in the job title.

1 111 (59.04%) Cisco
2 82 (43.62%) Firewall
3 74 (39.36%) Cisco Certification
4 68 (36.17%) LAN
5 66 (35.11%) WAN
6 51 (27.13%) Wireless
6 51 (27.13%) Security Cleared
7 49 (26.06%) CCNA
8 48 (25.53%) ITIL
9 45 (23.94%) VPN
10 43 (22.87%) CCNP
11 39 (20.74%) Juniper
11 39 (20.74%) SC Cleared
12 38 (20.21%) TCP/IP
13 36 (19.15%) CheckPoint
13 36 (19.15%) OSPF
14 28 (14.89%) Windows
15 27 (14.36%) BGP
15 27 (14.36%) Cisco ASA
16 26 (13.83%) Network Security
16 26 (13.83%) VLAN
17 24 (12.77%) Cisco Nexus
18 23 (12.23%) Network Monitoring
18 23 (12.23%) Network Design
19 22 (11.70%) F5
19 22 (11.70%) Network Management
20 21 (11.17%) Finance
20 21 (11.17%) MPLS
20 21 (11.17%) DNS
21 19 (10.11%) HP

Network Support 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 4 (2.13%) IIS
2 3 (1.60%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 8 (4.26%) MS Office
2 7 (3.72%) MS Excel
3 6 (3.19%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.53%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.13%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.06%) Office 365
4 1 (0.53%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 82 (43.62%) Firewall
2 68 (36.17%) LAN
3 66 (35.11%) WAN
4 51 (27.13%) Wireless
5 45 (23.94%) VPN
6 38 (20.21%) TCP/IP
7 36 (19.15%) OSPF
8 27 (14.36%) BGP
8 27 (14.36%) Cisco ASA
9 26 (13.83%) Network Security
9 26 (13.83%) VLAN
10 24 (12.77%) Cisco Nexus
11 21 (11.17%) DNS
11 21 (11.17%) MPLS
12 16 (8.51%) Broadband
12 16 (8.51%) VoIP
13 15 (7.98%) ISDN
14 14 (7.45%) Cisco IOS
14 14 (7.45%) HSRP
14 14 (7.45%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.66%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.53%) MS Access
2 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.06%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (11.17%) Finance
2 8 (4.26%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.13%) Banking
4 3 (1.60%) Retail
5 2 (1.06%) Billing
5 2 (1.06%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.06%) Military
6 1 (0.53%) Advertising
6 1 (0.53%) Back Office
6 1 (0.53%) French Language
6 1 (0.53%) German Language
6 1 (0.53%) Legal
6 1 (0.53%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.26%) 802.1X
2 2 (1.06%) Regular Expression
2 2 (1.06%) XMPP
3 1 (0.53%) Middleware
3 1 (0.53%) Web Services
3 1 (0.53%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.51%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.91%) NHS
3 8 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.13%) Clustering
4 4 (2.13%) CMDB
4 4 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 3 (1.60%) e-Health
5 3 (1.60%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.06%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (1.06%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.06%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.06%) iPad
6 2 (1.06%) iPhone
6 2 (1.06%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.06%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.06%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.06%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.06%) User Experience
6 2 (1.06%) Wiki
7 1 (0.53%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 28 (14.89%) Windows
2 15 (7.98%) Windows 7
3 10 (5.32%) Windows Server
4 9 (4.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (3.72%) Linux
6 6 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (2.66%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (2.13%) Unix
8 4 (2.13%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.60%) Windows 10
9 3 (1.60%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.06%) CatOS
10 2 (1.06%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.53%) CentOS
11 1 (0.53%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (25.53%) ITIL
2 23 (12.23%) Network Design
2 23 (12.23%) Network Monitoring
3 22 (11.70%) Network Management
4 14 (7.45%) Asset Management
5 13 (6.91%) Problem Management
6 10 (5.32%) Change Management
7 9 (4.79%) Project Management
8 7 (3.72%) Load Balancing
8 7 (3.72%) Service Delivery
9 6 (3.19%) Investment Management
9 6 (3.19%) Migration
10 5 (2.66%) Configuration Management
10 5 (2.66%) Incident Management
11 4 (2.13%) ITIL V3
11 4 (2.13%) Network Load Balancing
11 4 (2.13%) QMS
11 4 (2.13%) Release Management
12 3 (1.60%) High Availability
12 3 (1.60%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (4.26%) C
2 4 (2.13%) Perl
3 2 (1.06%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.06%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.53%) SQL
4 1 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (39.36%) Cisco Certification
2 51 (27.13%) Security Cleared
3 49 (26.06%) CCNA
4 43 (22.87%) CCNP
5 39 (20.74%) SC Cleared
6 15 (7.98%) DV Cleared
7 13 (6.91%) CCSA
8 10 (5.32%) Degree
8 10 (5.32%) JNCIA
9 7 (3.72%) CCIE
10 6 (3.19%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.60%) HNC
11 3 (1.60%) MCSE
11 3 (1.60%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.06%) CCIP
12 2 (1.06%) CCSP
12 2 (1.06%) CISSP
12 2 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.06%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.06%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.32%) SLA
2 4 (2.13%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (1.06%) QA
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (9.04%) Active Directory
2 6 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.60%) Firmware
4 3 (1.60%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.60%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.06%) KVM
6 1 (0.53%) DFS Replication
6 1 (0.53%) Samba
6 1 (0.53%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (3.19%) Cisco Prime
2 4 (2.13%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (2.13%) Nagios
3 3 (1.60%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (1.06%) Cacti
4 2 (1.06%) FortiGate
4 2 (1.06%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.06%) Pingdom
4 2 (1.06%) Puppet
4 2 (1.06%) SCCM
4 2 (1.06%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.53%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.53%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.53%) Netcool
5 1 (0.53%) OpenView
5 1 (0.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (0.53%) SCOM
5 1 (0.53%) Unicenter
5 1 (0.53%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (0.53%) WMI
Vendors
1 111 (59.04%) Cisco
2 39 (20.74%) Juniper
3 36 (19.15%) CheckPoint
4 22 (11.70%) F5
5 19 (10.11%) HP
6 18 (9.57%) Microsoft
7 15 (7.98%) VMware
8 12 (6.38%) Remedy
9 10 (5.32%) Fortinet
10 8 (4.26%) Aruba
11 7 (3.72%) Citrix
11 7 (3.72%) Riverbed
12 6 (3.19%) Avaya
12 6 (3.19%) Brocade
13 5 (2.66%) Blue Coat
13 5 (2.66%) Nortel
13 5 (2.66%) Palo Alto
13 5 (2.66%) SolarWinds
14 4 (2.13%) Huawei
15 3 (1.60%) NetScout
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