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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Monitoring
Rank 508 515 472
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -43
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 70 48 104
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.098% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.13% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 29 40
Average daily rate
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£388 £325 £394
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.23% -17.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £180 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £451 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+36.36% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 4
Average hourly rate £19.91 - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £32.00 £73.00
% change year-on-year
-37.78% -56.16%
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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
38226 36235 38251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 74.81% 74.18% 72.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 24168 22715 22586
Average daily rate £413 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.85% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1089 1011 1398
Average hourly rate £24.00 £30.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-11.66% -3.22%

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 2 September 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
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 2 September 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 +31 30 £425 +3.03% 12
West Midlands -17 12 £288 -12.87% 7
South East +3 11 £400 - 15
South West - 4 - - 5
East Midlands - 4 - -
North West -5 2 £163 -62.85% 1
Yorkshire -3 1 - -
East of England - - - - 4
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Network Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 71 (47.65%) Cisco
2 60 (40.27%) Firewall
3 56 (37.58%) WAN
4 47 (31.54%) Windows
5 44 (29.53%) HP
6 40 (26.85%) LAN
7 38 (25.50%) Microsoft
8 37 (24.83%) ITIL
9 34 (22.82%) Cisco Certification
9 34 (22.82%) Active Directory
10 33 (22.15%) VPN
11 32 (21.48%) Network Management
12 31 (20.81%) SolarWinds
12 31 (20.81%) BGP
13 28 (18.79%) Finance
13 28 (18.79%) Security Cleared
14 26 (17.45%) UNIX
15 25 (16.78%) MS Excel
15 25 (16.78%) CCNA
16 24 (16.11%) Linux
16 24 (16.11%) OSPF
16 24 (16.11%) CheckPoint
17 23 (15.44%) CCNP
17 23 (15.44%) Telecoms
18 22 (14.77%) Juniper
18 22 (14.77%) Network Security
19 21 (14.09%) BMC
19 21 (14.09%) DNS
20 20 (13.42%) TCP/IP
20 20 (13.42%) EIGRP

Network Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 12 (8.05%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.36%) Lync
2 5 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.68%) Apache
4 3 (2.01%) Tomcat
5 2 (1.34%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.34%) SAS
5 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.67%) Moodle
6 1 (0.67%) CMS
Applications
1 25 (16.78%) MS Excel
2 19 (12.75%) MS Office
3 7 (4.70%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.68%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.01%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (2.01%) Amazon S3
1 3 (2.01%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.01%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.34%) SaaS
3 1 (0.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 60 (40.27%) Firewall
2 56 (37.58%) WAN
3 40 (26.85%) LAN
4 33 (22.15%) VPN
5 31 (20.81%) BGP
6 24 (16.11%) OSPF
7 22 (14.77%) Network Security
8 21 (14.09%) DNS
9 20 (13.42%) EIGRP
9 20 (13.42%) TCP/IP
10 19 (12.75%) MPLS
11 17 (11.41%) SAN
11 17 (11.41%) VoIP
12 16 (10.74%) IPsec
13 15 (10.07%) Multicast
14 13 (8.72%) RIP
15 12 (8.05%) SNMP
15 12 (8.05%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 11 (7.38%) Cisco ASA
16 11 (7.38%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.01%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.67%) MySQL
2 1 (0.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.67%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (0.67%) Ant
1 1 (0.67%) WebLOAD
General
1 28 (18.79%) Finance
2 23 (15.44%) Telecoms
3 12 (8.05%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.36%) Retail
5 4 (2.68%) Advertising
6 3 (2.01%) Banking
7 2 (1.34%) Back Office
8 1 (0.67%) Automotive
8 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.67%) Billing
8 1 (0.67%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.67%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.67%) French Language
Job Titles
1 36 (24.16%) Network Engineer
2 35 (23.49%) Analyst
3 12 (8.05%) Operations Analyst
4 10 (6.71%) Architect
4 10 (6.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (6.04%) Help Desk Analyst
6 8 (5.37%) Consultant
6 8 (5.37%) Network Analyst
7 6 (4.03%) Support Engineer
8 5 (3.36%) Administrator
8 5 (3.36%) Operations Manager
8 5 (3.36%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (3.36%) Network Manager
8 5 (3.36%) Network Support
8 5 (3.36%) Network Specialist
8 5 (3.36%) Monitoring Specialist
9 4 (2.68%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 4 (2.68%) Security Architect
9 4 (2.68%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (2.68%) Technical Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (10.07%) Middleware
2 4 (2.68%) CSS
3 3 (2.01%) LAMP
4 1 (0.67%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.72%) Hedge funds
2 5 (3.36%) Cryptography
2 5 (3.36%) PKI
2 5 (3.36%) Statistics
3 4 (2.68%) Computer Science
3 4 (2.68%) Replication
3 4 (2.68%) Clustering
3 4 (2.68%) Visualisation
4 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.34%) NHS
5 1 (0.67%) Firmware
5 1 (0.67%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.67%) Mainframe
5 1 (0.67%) iPhone
5 1 (0.67%) Mobile App
5 1 (0.67%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 47 (31.54%) Windows
2 26 (17.45%) UNIX
3 24 (16.11%) Linux
4 14 (9.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (7.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (5.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.36%) Solaris
8 2 (1.34%) VMS
8 2 (1.34%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.34%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.67%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone
9 1 (0.67%) OS/400
9 1 (0.67%) Android
9 1 (0.67%) CentOS
9 1 (0.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (24.83%) ITIL
2 32 (21.48%) Network Management
3 20 (13.42%) Network Design
4 13 (8.72%) Load Balancing
5 12 (8.05%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (8.05%) Service Management
5 12 (8.05%) Service Delivery
5 12 (8.05%) Network Architecture
6 10 (6.71%) Configuration Management
6 10 (6.71%) Network Load Balancing
7 9 (6.04%) Incident Management
8 8 (5.37%) Change Control
9 7 (4.70%) Migration
9 7 (4.70%) Change Management
10 6 (4.03%) WAN Optimisation
10 6 (4.03%) Performance Management
11 5 (3.36%) Information Assurance
11 5 (3.36%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (3.36%) Line Management
11 5 (3.36%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 9 (6.04%) SQL
2 4 (2.68%) Shell Script
2 4 (2.68%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.01%) C
4 2 (1.34%) Perl
4 2 (1.34%) Python
5 1 (0.67%) Ruby
5 1 (0.67%) Java
5 1 (0.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 34 (22.82%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (18.79%) Security Cleared
3 25 (16.78%) CCNA
4 23 (15.44%) CCNP
5 12 (8.05%) SC Cleared
6 6 (4.03%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.68%) CCIE
7 4 (2.68%) Degree
8 2 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.34%) CCDP
8 2 (1.34%) MCSE
8 2 (1.34%) MCSA
9 1 (0.67%) MCT
9 1 (0.67%) JNCIA
9 1 (0.67%) JNCIE
9 1 (0.67%) MCTS
9 1 (0.67%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.74%) SLA
2 9 (6.04%) QA
3 4 (2.68%) JSP 440
3 4 (2.68%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (22.82%) Active Directory
2 11 (7.38%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (6.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (6.04%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.37%) vSphere
5 6 (4.03%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.68%) XenApp
7 3 (2.01%) KVM
8 2 (1.34%) vCloud
8 2 (1.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.34%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.67%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (10.74%) NetBackup
2 15 (10.07%) Nagios
3 14 (9.40%) SCOM
4 13 (8.72%) Control-M
5 11 (7.38%) OpenView
5 11 (7.38%) WhatsUp Gold
6 9 (6.04%) SCCM
7 7 (4.70%) OPNET
8 6 (4.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (4.03%) HP UCMDB
9 4 (2.68%) HP NNM
9 4 (2.68%) CiscoWorks
10 3 (2.01%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (1.34%) SCVMM
11 2 (1.34%) HP Data Protector
11 2 (1.34%) Cisco Prime
12 1 (0.67%) OMEGAMON
12 1 (0.67%) XenMobile
12 1 (0.67%) Puppet
12 1 (0.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 71 (47.65%) Cisco
2 44 (29.53%) HP
3 38 (25.50%) Microsoft
4 31 (20.81%) SolarWinds
5 24 (16.11%) CheckPoint
6 22 (14.77%) Juniper
7 21 (14.09%) BMC
8 19 (12.75%) VMware
9 17 (11.41%) F5
10 12 (8.05%) Altiris
10 12 (8.05%) Veritas
10 12 (8.05%) EMC
10 12 (8.05%) Intel
11 11 (7.38%) Riverbed
12 8 (5.37%) BT
12 8 (5.37%) McAfee
13 7 (4.70%) Blue Coat
14 6 (4.03%) 3PAR
15 5 (3.36%) Fortinet
15 5 (3.36%) Citrix
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