Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Network Support was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 701 672 652
Rank change year-on-year -29 -20 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Network Support 176 212 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.21% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 126 125
UK median daily rate £275 £338 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.52% +43.62% -21.67%
10th Percentile £170 £160 £155
90th Percentile £432 £492 £361
UK excluding London median daily rate £269 £322 £230
% change year-on-year -16.43% +39.95% -20.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 15 21
UK median hourly rate £16.47 £25.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.14% +19.05% +5.00%
10th Percentile £13.46 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £36.12 £45.10 £45.49
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.41 £23.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year -30.93% +13.10% +5.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97749 99240 107788
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 64477 64699 68564
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2920 3284 4118
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.03 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +0.17% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Network Support
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Network Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 21 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Support over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Support in the UK

Network Support
Top 15 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -18 161 £275 -18.52% 19
UK excluding London -21 122 £269 -16.43% 16
London -13 53 £300 -25.00% 5
South East -13 36 £255 -27.14% 5
North of England +49 19 £388 +29.17% 2
Midlands +16 18 £400 +33.33% 5
East of England -3 18 £230 -16.36% 1
South West -27 17 £232 -33.79% 1
West Midlands +20 11 £400 +36.75% 3
Wales +15 9 £180 -52.00%
North West +23 8 £388 +158.33% 2
East Midlands 0 7 £313 +4.34% 2
Yorkshire +18 6 £374 +24.38%
North East +66 5 £340 +13.33%
Scotland -7 5 £225 -26.53% 2

Network Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 119 (67.61%) Cisco
2 86 (48.86%) Firewall
3 73 (41.48%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (34.09%) WAN
5 54 (30.68%) LAN
6 47 (26.70%) CCNA
6 47 (26.70%) Wireless
7 44 (25.00%) VPN
7 44 (25.00%) Windows
8 39 (22.16%) ITIL
9 37 (21.02%) CCNP
10 34 (19.32%) Security Cleared
11 33 (18.75%) Juniper
12 28 (15.91%) TCP/IP
13 27 (15.34%) DNS
14 24 (13.64%) SC Cleared
14 24 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
15 23 (13.07%) Linux
15 23 (13.07%) MPLS
16 21 (11.93%) Active Directory
16 21 (11.93%) Windows Server
17 20 (11.36%) Network Management
17 20 (11.36%) DHCP
18 19 (10.80%) CheckPoint
18 19 (10.80%) Finance
18 19 (10.80%) VMware
19 18 (10.23%) F5
19 18 (10.23%) Data Centre
20 17 (9.66%) Network Monitoring
20 17 (9.66%) Microsoft

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 14 (7.95%) MS Exchange
2 4 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (1.70%) Apache
3 3 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.70%) OpenStack
3 3 (1.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (7.39%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (5.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (3.98%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.84%) IaaS
3 5 (2.84%) Office 365
4 2 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 86 (48.86%) Firewall
2 60 (34.09%) WAN
3 54 (30.68%) LAN
4 47 (26.70%) Wireless
5 44 (25.00%) VPN
6 28 (15.91%) TCP/IP
7 27 (15.34%) DNS
8 24 (13.64%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (13.07%) MPLS
10 20 (11.36%) DHCP
11 16 (9.09%) Network Security
11 16 (9.09%) Wi-Fi
12 15 (8.52%) OSPF
13 14 (7.95%) VoIP
14 13 (7.39%) BGP
14 13 (7.39%) Internet
15 12 (6.82%) Broadband
15 12 (6.82%) SAN
16 11 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
17 9 (5.11%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.57%) EDRMS
2 1 (0.57%) Geospatial Data
2 1 (0.57%) GIS
2 1 (0.57%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.70%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (10.80%) Finance
2 14 (7.95%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.84%) Banking
3 5 (2.84%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.70%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.70%) Spanish Language
5 1 (0.57%) Billing
5 1 (0.57%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.57%) Local Government
5 1 (0.57%) Military
5 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
5 1 (0.57%) Publishing
5 1 (0.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.55%) LAMP
2 1 (0.57%) 802.1X
2 1 (0.57%) CSS
2 1 (0.57%) Rendezvous
2 1 (0.57%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (10.23%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.11%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (2.84%) Management Information System
3 5 (2.84%) NHS
4 4 (2.27%) PKI
5 3 (1.70%) Clustering
6 2 (1.14%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.57%) FMCG
7 1 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.57%) PDA
7 1 (0.57%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 44 (25.00%) Windows
2 23 (13.07%) Linux
3 21 (11.93%) Windows Server
4 12 (6.82%) Unix
4 12 (6.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (5.68%) Windows 7
5 10 (5.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.98%) Windows 8
6 7 (3.98%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.84%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.27%) Debian
8 4 (2.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (1.70%) CentOS
9 3 (1.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.57%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.57%) Solaris
10 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (22.16%) ITIL
2 20 (11.36%) Network Management
3 17 (9.66%) Network Monitoring
4 14 (7.95%) Service Delivery
5 12 (6.82%) Change Control
6 11 (6.25%) Network Design
7 9 (5.11%) Change Management
7 9 (5.11%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.98%) Load Balancing
8 7 (3.98%) Migration
9 6 (3.41%) Coaching
9 6 (3.41%) DevOps
9 6 (3.41%) High Availability
9 6 (3.41%) Line Management
9 6 (3.41%) Proactive Monitoring
9 6 (3.41%) Time Management
10 5 (2.84%) Root Cause Analysis
10 5 (2.84%) Service Management
11 4 (2.27%) ITIL V3
11 4 (2.27%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (6.82%) SQL
2 3 (1.70%) Python
3 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
3 2 (1.14%) C
4 1 (0.57%) Perl
4 1 (0.57%) PHP
4 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 73 (41.48%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (26.70%) CCNA
3 37 (21.02%) CCNP
4 34 (19.32%) Security Cleared
5 24 (13.64%) SC Cleared
6 11 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.41%) Degree
8 5 (2.84%) CCIE
8 5 (2.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.27%) JNCIS
10 3 (1.70%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.70%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (1.14%) ACSA
11 2 (1.14%) MCSE
11 2 (1.14%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.57%) JNCIA
12 1 (0.57%) JNCIE
12 1 (0.57%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.82%) SLA
2 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.57%) HIPAA
2 1 (0.57%) PMO
2 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 21 (11.93%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.41%) Hyper-V
4 5 (2.84%) vSphere
5 4 (2.27%) Samba
5 4 (2.27%) XenApp
6 3 (1.70%) iptables
6 3 (1.70%) NFS
6 3 (1.70%) Postfix
6 3 (1.70%) Squid
7 2 (1.14%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.57%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.57%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (5.11%) SCCM
1 9 (5.11%) SCOM
2 6 (3.41%) SCSM
3 5 (2.84%) Cisco Prime
3 5 (2.84%) Nessus
4 4 (2.27%) Ansible
4 4 (2.27%) FortiGate
5 3 (1.70%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (1.70%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (1.70%) Nmap
5 3 (1.70%) Tivoli
5 3 (1.70%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 2 (1.14%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.14%) Ionix
6 2 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.14%) WhatsUp Gold
7 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 119 (67.61%) Cisco
2 33 (18.75%) Juniper
3 19 (10.80%) CheckPoint
3 19 (10.80%) VMware
4 18 (10.23%) F5
5 17 (9.66%) Microsoft
6 16 (9.09%) HP
7 15 (8.52%) Citrix
8 13 (7.39%) SolarWinds
9 12 (6.82%) Aruba
10 10 (5.68%) Fortinet
11 9 (5.11%) Meraki
12 8 (4.55%) Apple
13 7 (3.98%) Blue Coat
13 7 (3.98%) Palo Alto
14 6 (3.41%) Dell
14 6 (3.41%) Google
14 6 (3.41%) NICE Systems
14 6 (3.41%) Red Box
15 5 (2.84%) Avaya