The table below looks at the statistics for Network Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Management over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Management
Rank 108 117 100
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -17
Contract jobs citing Network Management 16 14 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.63% 0.54% 1.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.88% 0.80% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 3 13
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£370 £325 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% -4.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £305 £246
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £375 £474
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £386
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -15.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.05 £17.50 £59.50
% change year-on-year
+111.71% -70.58%
Network Management
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1814 1759 1975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 71.87% 68.31% 68.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 937 888 729
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £240 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £501 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 50 51
Average hourly rate £27.83 £18.70 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.82% -6.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

Network Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Management across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Management Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Network Management
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Management across the Berkshire region.

Network Management Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Network Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Management across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

Network Management Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

Network Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Network Management Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Network Management
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Management within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Slough -5 4 £373 +24.16% 1
Reading +14 3 £301 - 3
Wokingham - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Network Management
South East

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Network Management also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Management.

1 28 (70.00%) Cisco
2 27 (67.50%) Firewall
3 22 (55.00%) CheckPoint
3 22 (55.00%) SNMP
4 21 (52.50%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (50.00%) OSPF
5 20 (50.00%) VoIP
6 19 (47.50%) Juniper
6 19 (47.50%) Cisco PIX
6 19 (47.50%) Cisco ASA
7 15 (37.50%) CISSP
8 14 (35.00%) VPN
8 14 (35.00%) CCIE
8 14 (35.00%) Load Balancing
8 14 (35.00%) IPsec
9 13 (32.50%) MPLS
9 13 (32.50%) Radware
10 12 (30.00%) BGP
10 12 (30.00%) CCSP
10 12 (30.00%) F5
11 11 (27.50%) CCNP
11 11 (27.50%) Check Point Certification
11 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
11 11 (27.50%) BIG-IP
12 10 (25.00%) FWSM
13 9 (22.50%) Risk Assessment
14 8 (20.00%) Redback
14 8 (20.00%) Network Design
14 8 (20.00%) Degree
14 8 (20.00%) Nokia

Network Management
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing Network Management also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Network Management. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (15.00%) Apache
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 27 (67.50%) Firewall
2 22 (55.00%) SNMP
3 20 (50.00%) OSPF
3 20 (50.00%) VoIP
4 19 (47.50%) Cisco PIX
4 19 (47.50%) Cisco ASA
5 14 (35.00%) VPN
5 14 (35.00%) IPsec
6 13 (32.50%) MPLS
7 12 (30.00%) BGP
8 11 (27.50%) BIG-IP
9 10 (25.00%) FWSM
10 6 (15.00%) Network Security
10 6 (15.00%) SMS
10 6 (15.00%) TACACS
10 6 (15.00%) Cisco Nexus
11 5 (12.50%) tcpdump
11 5 (12.50%) Wireshark
11 5 (12.50%) Nortel Alteon
12 3 (7.50%) 3G
General
1 11 (27.50%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.00%) Billing
3 1 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (2.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) IP Engineer
2 11 (27.50%) Design Engineer
3 10 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 8 (20.00%) Security Engineer
5 7 (17.50%) Consultant
5 7 (17.50%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (12.50%) Data Network Engineer
7 4 (10.00%) Architect
7 4 (10.00%) Network Consultant
8 3 (7.50%) IP Network Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Network Design Engineer
8 3 (7.50%) Network Security Consultant
8 3 (7.50%) Security Consultant
9 2 (5.00%) Network Design Consultant
9 2 (5.00%) Cisco Network Consultant
9 2 (5.00%) Transition Manager
9 2 (5.00%) Systems Architect
9 2 (5.00%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (5.00%) Cisco Consultant
10 1 (2.50%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (12.50%) WAP
2 2 (5.00%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (12.50%) Mobile App
2 4 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (15.00%) UNIX
2 3 (7.50%) Linux
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (2.50%) Windows
3 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
3 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (35.00%) Load Balancing
2 9 (22.50%) Risk Assessment
3 8 (20.00%) Network Design
4 7 (17.50%) Change Management
5 5 (12.50%) Release Management
5 5 (12.50%) Fault Management
6 4 (10.00%) ITIL
7 3 (7.50%) Project Management
7 3 (7.50%) Configuration Management
7 3 (7.50%) PRINCE2
7 3 (7.50%) Problem Management
7 3 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (5.00%) ITIL V3
8 2 (5.00%) Information Management
8 2 (5.00%) Knowledge Management
8 2 (5.00%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.50%) E-Commerce
9 1 (2.50%) Stress Testing
9 1 (2.50%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.50%) Shell Script
1 1 (2.50%) Perl
1 1 (2.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 21 (52.50%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (37.50%) CISSP
3 14 (35.00%) CCIE
4 12 (30.00%) CCSP
5 11 (27.50%) CCNP
5 11 (27.50%) Check Point Certification
6 8 (20.00%) Degree
7 7 (17.50%) CCNA
7 7 (17.50%) CCDP
8 5 (12.50%) CCSA
8 5 (12.50%) CCSE
9 2 (5.00%) Security Cleared
9 2 (5.00%) SC Cleared
10 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (2.50%) MCP
10 1 (2.50%) MCSE
10 1 (2.50%) JNCIE
10 1 (2.50%) DV Cleared
10 1 (2.50%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.50%) PCI DSS
2 4 (10.00%) SLA
3 2 (5.00%) QA
4 1 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (2.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) Netcool
2 6 (15.00%) FortiGate
3 5 (12.50%) OpenView
4 2 (5.00%) Netcool/OMNIbus
4 2 (5.00%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.50%) SCCM
5 1 (2.50%) SCOM
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 28 (70.00%) Cisco
2 22 (55.00%) CheckPoint
3 19 (47.50%) Juniper
4 13 (32.50%) Radware
5 12 (30.00%) F5
6 8 (20.00%) Redback
6 8 (20.00%) Nokia
7 5 (12.50%) HP
7 5 (12.50%) Nortel
7 5 (12.50%) Crossbeam
8 4 (10.00%) Blue Coat
9 2 (5.00%) SGI
10 1 (2.50%) Ericsson
10 1 (2.50%) Microsoft
10 1 (2.50%) Fortinet
10 1 (2.50%) BT
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