The median contractor rate for a Network Support was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 516 550 529
Rank change year-on-year +34 -21  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 91 101 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.20% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 69 64
Median daily rate £288 £350 £233
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -17.85% +50.53%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £203 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £550 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £269 £350 £219
% change year-on-year -23.03% +59.77%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Median hourly rate £15.47 £24.95 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.01% -0.20%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.69 £16.55 £13.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.24 £29.22 £150.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.47 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -31.26% -10.00%  

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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
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 1376 1496 2028
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £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 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

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

Contractor hourly rate trend 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 26 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 74 £300 -14.28% 26
London +6 34 £300 -44.18% 9
South East +18 21 £272 -23.64% 2
Wales +8 13 £250 -49.89%
South Wales +6 13 £250 -49.89%
Cardiff - 13 £250 -
Hampshire +8 9 £288 -16.36% 2
Berkshire +11 6 £347 -4.27%
Basingstoke - 6 £272 -
West Midlands +21 5 £269 -17.24%
City of London -1 5 £475 -9.52% 1
South West -9 4 £140 -62.66% 4
East of England -9 4 £265 -11.58% 7
North West +21 3 £388 +55.00% 1
Reading +17 3 £425 +25.00%
Southampton +3 3 £338 -10.00% 1
Gloucestershire - 3 £140 -
Chester - 3 £388 -
Gloucester - 3 £140 -
Bracknell - 3 £269 -
Hammersmith - 3 £300 -
Cheshire - 3 £388 -
North East +69 2 £340 +13.33% 1
Birmingham +21 2 £325 +8.33%
Coventry +16 2 £213 +77.08%
Bedfordshire -5 2 £151 - 1
Milton Keynes -15 2 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -17 2 £350 -
Oxfordshire - 2 £165 -
Abingdon - 2 £165 -

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 (63.79%) Cisco
2 91 (52.30%) Firewall
3 74 (42.53%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (31.03%) LAN
5 52 (29.89%) WAN
5 52 (29.89%) VPN
6 46 (26.44%) CCNP
7 41 (23.56%) ITIL
8 38 (21.84%) Security Cleared
9 37 (21.26%) CCNA
9 37 (21.26%) Juniper
10 35 (20.11%) Windows
10 35 (20.11%) Cisco ASA
11 33 (18.97%) Wireless
12 31 (17.82%) BGP
13 30 (17.24%) TCP/IP
14 28 (16.09%) OSPF
15 27 (15.52%) SC Cleared
16 26 (14.94%) Cisco Nexus
17 24 (13.79%) MPLS
17 24 (13.79%) Microsoft
18 23 (13.22%) DNS
19 22 (12.64%) F5
20 21 (12.07%) CheckPoint
21 20 (11.49%) Finance
21 20 (11.49%) VMware
22 19 (10.92%) Network Management
23 18 (10.34%) Network Security
23 18 (10.34%) VLAN
24 17 (9.77%) EIGRP

Network Support 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 (5.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.15%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (1.15%) IBM Notes
2 2 (1.15%) IIS
3 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2000
3 1 (0.57%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.30%) IaaS
2 2 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.15%) G Suite
2 2 (1.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.57%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 91 (52.30%) Firewall
2 54 (31.03%) LAN
3 52 (29.89%) VPN
3 52 (29.89%) WAN
4 35 (20.11%) Cisco ASA
5 33 (18.97%) Wireless
6 31 (17.82%) BGP
7 30 (17.24%) TCP/IP
8 28 (16.09%) OSPF
9 26 (14.94%) Cisco Nexus
10 24 (13.79%) MPLS
11 23 (13.22%) DNS
12 18 (10.34%) Network Security
12 18 (10.34%) VLAN
13 17 (9.77%) EIGRP
14 16 (9.20%) Internet
15 14 (8.05%) Ethernet
16 13 (7.47%) VoIP
17 11 (6.32%) IPsec
18 10 (5.75%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.15%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.15%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (11.49%) Finance
2 9 (5.17%) Banking
2 9 (5.17%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.72%) Billing
3 3 (1.72%) Investment Banking
3 3 (1.72%) Retail
4 2 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.57%) Back Office
5 1 (0.57%) Local Government
5 1 (0.57%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.02%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.57%) .NET
2 1 (0.57%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.57%) LAMP
2 1 (0.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.62%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.32%) NHS
3 8 (4.60%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.30%) Clustering
5 3 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.15%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.15%) e-Health
6 2 (1.15%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.15%) User Experience
7 1 (0.57%) CMDB
7 1 (0.57%) EMV
7 1 (0.57%) FlexPod
7 1 (0.57%) Handset
7 1 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.57%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.57%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 35 (20.11%) Windows
2 16 (9.20%) Windows 7
2 16 (9.20%) Windows Server
3 13 (7.47%) Linux
4 8 (4.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (4.02%) Windows 8
6 6 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.87%) Windows 10
7 5 (2.87%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.72%) CentOS
9 3 (1.72%) Unix
10 2 (1.15%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.15%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.57%) CatOS
11 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (23.56%) ITIL
2 19 (10.92%) Network Management
3 12 (6.90%) Change Management
3 12 (6.90%) Network Monitoring
4 11 (6.32%) Network Design
5 8 (4.60%) Configuration Management
5 8 (4.60%) Migration
5 8 (4.60%) Project Management
5 8 (4.60%) Service Delivery
6 7 (4.02%) Change Control
6 7 (4.02%) Load Balancing
7 6 (3.45%) Problem Management
8 5 (2.87%) High Availability
9 4 (2.30%) Asset Management
9 4 (2.30%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.30%) Line Management
9 4 (2.30%) Validation
10 3 (1.72%) Information Security
10 3 (1.72%) ITSM
10 3 (1.72%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.45%) C
2 4 (2.30%) SQL
3 3 (1.72%) Perl
4 1 (0.57%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.57%) PHP
4 1 (0.57%) Python
4 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 74 (42.53%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (26.44%) CCNP
3 38 (21.84%) Security Cleared
4 37 (21.26%) CCNA
5 27 (15.52%) SC Cleared
6 15 (8.62%) Degree
7 13 (7.47%) DV Cleared
8 10 (5.75%) CCIE
9 8 (4.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (2.30%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.72%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.72%) MCSE
11 3 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
12 2 (1.15%) CISSP
12 2 (1.15%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (1.15%) ISTQB
13 1 (0.57%) CCENT
13 1 (0.57%) CNA
13 1 (0.57%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.60%) SLA
2 4 (2.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (1.72%) QA
4 2 (1.15%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.15%) PMO
5 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (9.77%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (1.72%) NFS
3 3 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (1.72%) vSphere
4 1 (0.57%) Firmware
4 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
4 1 (0.57%) KVM
4 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (0.57%) Samba
4 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (0.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (6.32%) Cisco Prime
2 7 (4.02%) Cisco CUCM
3 6 (3.45%) SCOM
4 4 (2.30%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (2.30%) SCCM
4 4 (2.30%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.30%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.15%) Cacti
5 2 (1.15%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.15%) Nagios
5 2 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.15%) Puppet
5 2 (1.15%) SCSM
5 2 (1.15%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.57%) Ansible
6 1 (0.57%) Nessus
6 1 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.57%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.57%) WMI
Vendors
1 111 (63.79%) Cisco
2 37 (21.26%) Juniper
3 24 (13.79%) Microsoft
4 22 (12.64%) F5
5 21 (12.07%) CheckPoint
6 20 (11.49%) VMware
7 15 (8.62%) SolarWinds
8 12 (6.90%) Fortinet
9 11 (6.32%) Citrix
9 11 (6.32%) HP
10 8 (4.60%) Palo Alto
11 6 (3.45%) Avaya
11 6 (3.45%) NICE Systems
11 6 (3.45%) Red Box
11 6 (3.45%) Remedy
12 5 (2.87%) Riverbed
13 4 (2.30%) Arista
13 4 (2.30%) Blue Coat
13 4 (2.30%) Meraki
13 4 (2.30%) SonicWALL
Bristol, Avon
Experis Ltd
Rate: £200.00 - £250.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 5 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £250.00 - £288.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £260 - £280 Per Day
Posted: 6 days ago