The table below looks at the statistics for Network Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Management over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Management
Rank 58 67 54
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -13
Contract jobs citing Network Management 14 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.65% 0.51% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 2.10% 0.63% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 4 1
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£260 £133 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+96.22% -55.83%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £278
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +26.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.65 £25.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
+122.60% -25.92%
Network Management
North West

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
666 632 495
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 78.26% 80.51% 71.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 298 221
Average daily rate £408 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.16% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £275 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £521 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 55 26
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.82 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £57.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

Network Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Network Management Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Network Management
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Network Management Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Network Management
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Management across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Network Management Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

Network Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Network Management Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Network Management
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015. 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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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Vacancies
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Network Management
North West

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 11 (57.89%) NetScout
1 11 (57.89%) Opsware
2 10 (52.63%) CMDB
2 10 (52.63%) Change Management
3 9 (47.37%) Cisco
3 9 (47.37%) CCNA
3 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (42.11%) HP
4 8 (42.11%) CCIE
4 8 (42.11%) CCNP
4 8 (42.11%) HP NNM
4 8 (42.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (42.11%) Network Monitoring
5 7 (36.84%) ITIL
6 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
7 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
7 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
7 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
8 4 (21.05%) Huawei
8 4 (21.05%) Resource Management
8 4 (21.05%) Performance Management
8 4 (21.05%) Network Design
8 4 (21.05%) eTOM
8 4 (21.05%) Radio Access Network
8 4 (21.05%) Performance Improvement
8 4 (21.05%) HSPA
8 4 (21.05%) LTE
8 4 (21.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
8 4 (21.05%) 4G
8 4 (21.05%) Business Objects

Network Management
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Applications
1 5 (26.32%) MS Excel
1 5 (26.32%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) Radio Access Network
1 4 (21.05%) HSPA
1 4 (21.05%) LTE
1 4 (21.05%) 4G
1 4 (21.05%) GPRS
1 4 (21.05%) GSM
1 4 (21.05%) 3G
1 4 (21.05%) 2G
1 4 (21.05%) WCDMA
2 1 (5.26%) LAN
2 1 (5.26%) WAN
2 1 (5.26%) SNMP
General
1 5 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Network Specialist
2 4 (21.05%) Performance Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Network Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Service Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Network Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Senior RAN Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) RAN Performance Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) Service Transition Manager
3 2 (10.53%) Transition Manager
3 2 (10.53%) RAN Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Radio Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Planner
4 1 (5.26%) Network Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) RF Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (52.63%) CMDB
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Change Management
2 8 (42.11%) Root Cause Analysis
2 8 (42.11%) Network Monitoring
3 7 (36.84%) ITIL
4 6 (31.58%) Service Delivery
5 4 (21.05%) Resource Management
5 4 (21.05%) Performance Management
5 4 (21.05%) Network Design
5 4 (21.05%) eTOM
5 4 (21.05%) Performance Improvement
5 4 (21.05%) Configuration Management
5 4 (21.05%) Service Management
6 2 (10.53%) Project Management
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL V2
6 2 (10.53%) Change Control
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Engineering
Qualifications
1 9 (47.37%) CCNA
1 9 (47.37%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (42.11%) CCIE
2 8 (42.11%) CCNP
3 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 8 (42.11%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) NetScout
1 11 (57.89%) Opsware
2 9 (47.37%) Cisco
3 8 (42.11%) HP
4 4 (21.05%) Huawei
4 4 (21.05%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 4 (21.05%) Business Objects
4 4 (21.05%) Ericsson
4 4 (21.05%) Mapinfo
4 4 (21.05%) Nortel
5 1 (5.26%) BT