The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the England region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Monitoring
Rank 486 511 474
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -37
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 83 44 81
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.095% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.13% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 27 37
Average daily rate
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£350 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £171 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £419 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 3
Average hourly rate £21.50 £9.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+138.88% -60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £9.00 £21.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.75 £9.00 £23.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+4.87% -2.38%
Processes & Methodologies Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
36184 34070 37593
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.46% 73.31% 71.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 22865 21114 22100
Average daily rate £405 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.81% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1063 1001 1360
Average hourly rate £24.00 £31.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% -3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.84 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%
Network Monitoring
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 +28 42 £405 +6.57% 6
South East 0 13 £350 - 8
East Midlands +9 7 - -
West Midlands -17 4 £350 +12.90% 3
South West - 4 £350 - 2
East of England -24 3 - -
Yorkshire +1 2 - - 3
North West - 1 - -
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Network Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 65 (41.94%) Cisco
2 56 (36.13%) WAN
3 52 (33.55%) Firewall
4 46 (29.68%) Windows
5 42 (27.10%) LAN
6 38 (24.52%) Microsoft
6 38 (24.52%) HP
7 34 (21.94%) VPN
8 33 (21.29%) ITIL
9 31 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 31 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
10 29 (18.71%) BGP
10 29 (18.71%) Finance
11 26 (16.77%) UNIX
12 25 (16.13%) MS Excel
12 25 (16.13%) Security Cleared
13 24 (15.48%) Telecoms
14 23 (14.84%) Linux
14 23 (14.84%) OSPF
14 23 (14.84%) CCNA
14 23 (14.84%) CheckPoint
15 22 (14.19%) TCP/IP
15 22 (14.19%) CCNP
16 21 (13.55%) MPLS
16 21 (13.55%) SolarWinds
16 21 (13.55%) Network Management
17 20 (12.90%) Network Security
18 19 (12.26%) EIGRP
19 18 (11.61%) SLA
19 18 (11.61%) MS Office

Network Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 9 (5.81%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.23%) Lync
2 5 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.58%) Apache
4 3 (1.94%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.29%) MQSeries
5 2 (1.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
5 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.29%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (0.65%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (16.13%) MS Excel
2 18 (11.61%) MS Office
3 5 (3.23%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.29%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (1.29%) AutoCAD
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.94%) Amazon S3
1 3 (1.94%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.94%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (36.13%) WAN
2 52 (33.55%) Firewall
3 42 (27.10%) LAN
4 34 (21.94%) VPN
5 29 (18.71%) BGP
6 23 (14.84%) OSPF
7 22 (14.19%) TCP/IP
8 21 (13.55%) MPLS
9 20 (12.90%) Network Security
10 19 (12.26%) EIGRP
11 17 (10.97%) VoIP
12 16 (10.32%) DNS
12 16 (10.32%) IPsec
13 14 (9.03%) SAN
13 14 (9.03%) SNMP
14 13 (8.39%) RIP
15 12 (7.74%) Cisco ASA
15 12 (7.74%) Multicast
16 10 (6.45%) Internet
17 9 (5.81%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.23%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (1.94%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.29%) DB2
3 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.65%) Ingres
4 1 (0.65%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Ant
1 1 (0.65%) WebLOAD
General
1 29 (18.71%) Finance
2 24 (15.48%) Telecoms
3 12 (7.74%) Financial Institution
4 7 (4.52%) Retail
5 4 (2.58%) Back Office
5 4 (2.58%) Banking
6 2 (1.29%) Advertising
6 2 (1.29%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.65%) French Language
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
Job Titles
1 39 (25.16%) Network Engineer
2 34 (21.94%) Analyst
3 12 (7.74%) Architect
3 12 (7.74%) Operations Analyst
4 9 (5.81%) Help Desk Analyst
4 9 (5.81%) Network Analyst
5 8 (5.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (5.16%) Consultant
6 6 (3.87%) Cisco Engineer
7 5 (3.23%) Administrator
7 5 (3.23%) Operations Manager
7 5 (3.23%) Network Manager
7 5 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 5 (3.23%) Design Engineer
7 5 (3.23%) Help Desk Support
8 4 (2.58%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (2.58%) Systems Analyst
8 4 (2.58%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (2.58%) Developer
8 4 (2.58%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.74%) Middleware
2 3 (1.94%) LAMP
3 2 (1.29%) Apache Flex
3 2 (1.29%) HTML
3 2 (1.29%) Web Services
4 1 (0.65%) WSDL
4 1 (0.65%) .NET
4 1 (0.65%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.39%) Hedge funds
2 4 (2.58%) PKI
2 4 (2.58%) Computer Science
2 4 (2.58%) Replication
3 3 (1.94%) Cryptography
3 3 (1.94%) Statistics
4 2 (1.29%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.29%) Clustering
4 2 (1.29%) NHS
4 2 (1.29%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.65%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.65%) Firmware
5 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 46 (29.68%) Windows
2 26 (16.77%) UNIX
3 23 (14.84%) Linux
4 15 (9.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (5.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (5.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (3.23%) Solaris
8 2 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.29%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.29%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.65%) OS/400
9 1 (0.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.29%) ITIL
2 21 (13.55%) Network Management
3 17 (10.97%) Network Design
4 13 (8.39%) Configuration Management
4 13 (8.39%) Service Management
5 12 (7.74%) Load Balancing
5 12 (7.74%) User Acceptance Testing
6 11 (7.10%) Service Delivery
6 11 (7.10%) Project Management
7 9 (5.81%) Change Management
8 8 (5.16%) Migration
8 8 (5.16%) Network Load Balancing
9 7 (4.52%) Incident Management
10 6 (3.87%) Change Control
10 6 (3.87%) WAN Optimisation
10 6 (3.87%) Network Architecture
11 5 (3.23%) Information Assurance
11 5 (3.23%) Capacity Management
11 5 (3.23%) Validation
11 5 (3.23%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (3.87%) Java
1 6 (3.87%) SQL
2 5 (3.23%) Perl
2 5 (3.23%) Python
3 4 (2.58%) Shell Script
4 3 (1.94%) Ruby
4 3 (1.94%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.29%) C
5 2 (1.29%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.65%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 31 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 25 (16.13%) Security Cleared
3 23 (14.84%) CCNA
4 22 (14.19%) CCNP
5 15 (9.68%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.87%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.23%) Degree
8 4 (2.58%) CCIE
9 3 (1.94%) CCDP
10 2 (1.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.65%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.65%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.65%) HND
11 1 (0.65%) MCSA
11 1 (0.65%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.61%) SLA
2 7 (4.52%) QA
3 4 (2.58%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.94%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 10 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 8 (5.16%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (4.52%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (3.87%) VMware ESX
6 5 (3.23%) vSphere
7 3 (1.94%) KVM
8 2 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.29%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.29%) XenApp
9 1 (0.65%) NFS
9 1 (0.65%) Samba
Systems Management
1 16 (10.32%) NetBackup
1 16 (10.32%) SCOM
2 13 (8.39%) Control-M
2 13 (8.39%) Nagios
3 9 (5.81%) WhatsUp Gold
4 7 (4.52%) SCCM
5 6 (3.87%) HP UCMDB
6 5 (3.23%) OpenView
6 5 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (2.58%) CiscoWorks
8 3 (1.94%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (1.29%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (1.29%) SCDPM
9 2 (1.29%) SCOrch
9 2 (1.29%) SCSM
9 2 (1.29%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (1.29%) HP NNM
9 2 (1.29%) BladeLogic
9 2 (1.29%) Cisco CUCM
9 2 (1.29%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 65 (41.94%) Cisco
2 38 (24.52%) Microsoft
2 38 (24.52%) HP
3 23 (14.84%) CheckPoint
4 21 (13.55%) SolarWinds
5 16 (10.32%) F5
6 14 (9.03%) VMware
6 14 (9.03%) Juniper
6 14 (9.03%) BMC
7 12 (7.74%) Intel
7 12 (7.74%) Veritas
7 12 (7.74%) Altiris
8 11 (7.10%) EMC
8 11 (7.10%) Riverbed
9 7 (4.52%) BT
10 6 (3.87%) McAfee
10 6 (3.87%) Blue Coat
11 5 (3.23%) NetApp
11 5 (3.23%) 3PAR
12 4 (2.58%) Avaya
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