The table below looks at the statistics for Network Monitoring skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Monitoring over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Monitoring
Rank 416 479 475
Rank change year-on-year
+63 -4
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 165 72 59
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.33% 0.15% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.21% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 37 35
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £290 £254
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £465 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £398 £365
% change year-on-year
-15.09% +8.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 4
Average hourly rate £11.50 £13.50 £41.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.81% -67.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.30 £13.20 £26.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.10 £25.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.50 £13.50 £38.50
% change year-on-year
-14.81% -64.93%
Network Monitoring
UK

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

Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
37095 34787 31991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.83% 74.29% 72.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 24706 21803 19148
Average daily rate £425 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.59% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1033 1077 1341
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

Network Monitoring
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Network Monitoring Jobs Demand Trend in England

Network Monitoring
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Network Monitoring Daily Rate Trend in England

Network Monitoring
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Monitoring across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Network Monitoring Daily Rate Histogram in England

Network Monitoring
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Network Monitoring Hourly Rate Trend in England

Network Monitoring
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Monitoring across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Network Monitoring Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Network Monitoring
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Monitoring within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 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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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
London +54 69 £415 -2.35% 10
South East +10 46 £380 +28.81% 9
West Midlands -4 11 £256 -35.12% 1
South West -26 11 £250 -41.17% 3
Yorkshire - 11 £106 - 4
North East - 11 £349 -
East Midlands +12 5 £350 - 1
East of England -16 1 - - 2
North West - - - -
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Network Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Network Monitoring 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 Monitoring.

1 165 (61.57%) Cisco
2 157 (58.58%) Firewall
3 102 (38.06%) Windows
4 101 (37.69%) Cisco Certification
5 92 (34.33%) WAN
6 82 (30.60%) CCNA
7 79 (29.48%) BGP
8 76 (28.36%) ITIL
9 71 (26.49%) Juniper
10 68 (25.37%) Network Management
11 67 (25.00%) LAN
12 66 (24.63%) OSPF
13 62 (23.13%) CheckPoint
14 60 (22.39%) SolarWinds
15 57 (21.27%) HP
16 56 (20.90%) DNS
17 55 (20.52%) CCNP
18 54 (20.15%) F5
19 50 (18.66%) Security Cleared
19 50 (18.66%) Linux
19 50 (18.66%) Network Design
20 49 (18.28%) VMware
20 49 (18.28%) Network Security
21 45 (16.79%) Network Architecture
22 44 (16.42%) TCP/IP
22 44 (16.42%) VPN
23 42 (15.67%) Microsoft
23 42 (15.67%) Cisco ASA
24 41 (15.30%) Load Balancing
25 40 (14.93%) MS Excel

Network Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Network Monitoring 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 Monitoring. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 11 (4.10%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.61%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.24%) Lync
4 4 (1.49%) SAS
4 4 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (1.49%) IIS
5 3 (1.12%) Apache
5 3 (1.12%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.75%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.75%) Lightstreamer
7 1 (0.37%) Moodle
7 1 (0.37%) JBoss
Applications
1 40 (14.93%) MS Excel
2 35 (13.06%) MS Office
3 13 (4.85%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.12%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.12%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.37%) Office 365
1 1 (0.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 157 (58.58%) Firewall
2 92 (34.33%) WAN
3 79 (29.48%) BGP
4 67 (25.00%) LAN
5 66 (24.63%) OSPF
6 56 (20.90%) DNS
7 49 (18.28%) Network Security
8 44 (16.42%) TCP/IP
8 44 (16.42%) VPN
9 42 (15.67%) Cisco ASA
10 37 (13.81%) MPLS
11 36 (13.43%) EIGRP
12 35 (13.06%) IPsec
12 35 (13.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 30 (11.19%) VLAN
14 29 (10.82%) Cisco Nexus
15 24 (8.96%) HSRP
16 21 (7.84%) Multicast
16 21 (7.84%) Wireshark
16 21 (7.84%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.61%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.75%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.75%) Relational Database
2 2 (0.75%) MySQL
3 1 (0.37%) Big Data
3 1 (0.37%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (2.61%) Subversion
2 1 (0.37%) Ant
General
1 37 (13.81%) Telecoms
2 26 (9.70%) Finance
3 16 (5.97%) Banking
4 10 (3.73%) Retail
5 7 (2.61%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.87%) Advertising
7 4 (1.49%) Financial Institution
8 3 (1.12%) Billing
9 1 (0.37%) Publishing
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Law
9 1 (0.37%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.37%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.37%) French Language
Job Titles
1 76 (28.36%) Network Engineer
2 38 (14.18%) Analyst
3 33 (12.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 27 (10.07%) Network Support
5 22 (8.21%) Architect
6 20 (7.46%) Consultant
6 20 (7.46%) Support Engineer
7 13 (4.85%) Network Consultant
7 13 (4.85%) Security Architect
7 13 (4.85%) Network Specialist
8 11 (4.10%) Monitoring Specialist
9 10 (3.73%) Senior Network Engineer
9 10 (3.73%) Network Analyst
10 9 (3.36%) Help Desk Analyst
10 9 (3.36%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (3.36%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (3.36%) Security Engineer
11 8 (2.99%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (2.99%) Systems Analyst
11 8 (2.99%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.60%) CSS
2 14 (5.22%) Middleware
3 5 (1.87%) HTML
4 3 (1.12%) XML
5 2 (0.75%) LAMP
5 2 (0.75%) Ajax
5 2 (0.75%) jQuery
5 2 (0.75%) Ext JS
5 2 (0.75%) HTML5
5 2 (0.75%) CSS3
5 2 (0.75%) WebSockets
5 2 (0.75%) Sencha Touch
5 2 (0.75%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.75%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.37%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.70%) PKI
2 24 (8.96%) User Experience
3 18 (6.72%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (5.97%) Visualisation
5 11 (4.10%) Cryptography
6 10 (3.73%) Computer Science
7 9 (3.36%) Statistics
7 9 (3.36%) NHS
8 8 (2.99%) Physics
9 6 (2.24%) Clustering
10 4 (1.49%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (1.12%) Open Source
12 2 (0.75%) Data Integration
12 2 (0.75%) e-Health
12 2 (0.75%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.75%) Fixed Income
13 1 (0.37%) IVR
13 1 (0.37%) Handset
13 1 (0.37%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 102 (38.06%) Windows
2 50 (18.66%) Linux
3 33 (12.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (9.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (6.34%) UNIX
6 16 (5.97%) CentOS
7 14 (5.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (2.61%) Windows 7
9 6 (2.24%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.12%) Windows 8
12 2 (0.75%) VMS
13 1 (0.37%) AIX
13 1 (0.37%) Solaris
13 1 (0.37%) Debian
13 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.37%) Android
13 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (28.36%) ITIL
2 68 (25.37%) Network Management
3 50 (18.66%) Network Design
4 45 (16.79%) Network Architecture
5 41 (15.30%) Load Balancing
6 22 (8.21%) Service Management
6 22 (8.21%) Service Delivery
7 18 (6.72%) Incident Management
8 17 (6.34%) Change Management
8 17 (6.34%) Network Load Balancing
9 15 (5.60%) Migration
10 13 (4.85%) Performance Management
11 12 (4.48%) SIEM
12 11 (4.10%) High Availability
12 11 (4.10%) WAN Optimisation
12 11 (4.10%) Information Assurance
13 10 (3.73%) ISMS
13 10 (3.73%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (3.73%) Configuration Management
14 9 (3.36%) Cyber Security
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.58%) Bash Shell
2 14 (5.22%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.85%) Perl
4 10 (3.73%) Python
5 6 (2.24%) PHP
5 6 (2.24%) SQL
6 5 (1.87%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.12%) VB
8 2 (0.75%) Java
8 2 (0.75%) Groovy
9 1 (0.37%) C
9 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 101 (37.69%) Cisco Certification
2 82 (30.60%) CCNA
3 55 (20.52%) CCNP
4 50 (18.66%) Security Cleared
5 20 (7.46%) DV Cleared
6 17 (6.34%) Microsoft Certification
7 16 (5.97%) SC Cleared
8 14 (5.22%) Degree
9 12 (4.48%) MCSE
10 8 (2.99%) CCIE
10 8 (2.99%) RHCT
11 7 (2.61%) CCDP
12 3 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.12%) MCSA
13 2 (0.75%) CCSP
13 2 (0.75%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (0.75%) CCSA
13 2 (0.75%) CCVP
13 2 (0.75%) MCTS
13 2 (0.75%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.97%) QA
2 13 (4.85%) SLA
3 10 (3.73%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 28 (10.45%) Active Directory
2 26 (9.70%) vSphere
3 25 (9.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (8.96%) VMware ESXi
5 22 (8.21%) Hyper-V
6 9 (3.36%) VMware ESX
7 6 (2.24%) XenApp
8 4 (1.49%) vCloud
9 3 (1.12%) Firmware
10 2 (0.75%) Snort
11 1 (0.37%) Squid
11 1 (0.37%) Xen
11 1 (0.37%) Postfix
11 1 (0.37%) ProxySG
11 1 (0.37%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (8.58%) OPNET
2 19 (7.09%) OpenView
3 17 (6.34%) Nagios
4 15 (5.60%) SCCM
4 15 (5.60%) WhatsUp Gold
5 13 (4.85%) FortiGate
6 11 (4.10%) CiscoWorks
7 7 (2.61%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (2.61%) Puppet
8 6 (2.24%) ARCserve
8 6 (2.24%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (1.49%) Netcool
9 4 (1.49%) SCOM
9 4 (1.49%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.12%) HP NNM
10 3 (1.12%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.75%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.75%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.75%) Cacti
11 2 (0.75%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 165 (61.57%) Cisco
2 71 (26.49%) Juniper
3 62 (23.13%) CheckPoint
4 60 (22.39%) SolarWinds
5 57 (21.27%) HP
6 54 (20.15%) F5
7 49 (18.28%) VMware
8 42 (15.67%) Microsoft
9 32 (11.94%) Riverbed
10 27 (10.07%) BMC
11 21 (7.84%) Nokia
12 17 (6.34%) McAfee
12 17 (6.34%) Fortinet
13 15 (5.60%) EMC
14 14 (5.22%) Blue Coat
15 13 (4.85%) Splunk
16 12 (4.48%) TippingPoint
16 12 (4.48%) Red Hat
16 12 (4.48%) Citrix
17 11 (4.10%) 3PAR
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