The first table below looks at the demand for Network Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Management over the 3 months to 17 April 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 Manchester 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Management
Rank 79 68 84
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +16
Contract jobs citing Network Management 6 7 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.43% 0.71% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.60% 1.01% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Average daily rate £375 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.92% -13.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £313
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +218.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
1008 690 911
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 71.54% 70.26% 65.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 517 341 434
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £469 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -2.02%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 43 51
Average hourly rate £16.50 £21.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-21.42% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.62 £13.30 £13.07
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.36 £61.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Network Management
North West

Network Management
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Network Management Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Network Management
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Network Management Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Network Management
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Network Management Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 12 (75.00%) SNMP
3 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 10 (62.50%) Project Management
4 9 (56.25%) DNS
4 9 (56.25%) Linux
4 9 (56.25%) Finance
5 8 (50.00%) LDAP
5 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (50.00%) SMTP
5 8 (50.00%) HP
5 8 (50.00%) Exstream
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (25.00%) CCNP
7 4 (25.00%) CCNA
7 4 (25.00%) MPLS
7 4 (25.00%) OSPF
7 4 (25.00%) BGP
7 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
7 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
7 4 (25.00%) LAN
7 4 (25.00%) WAN
7 4 (25.00%) Network Security
7 4 (25.00%) Firewall
7 4 (25.00%) Multicast
7 4 (25.00%) HSRP
8 3 (18.75%) Wireless
8 3 (18.75%) IPsec
8 3 (18.75%) Avaya

Network Management
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 4 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Project
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) SNMP
2 9 (56.25%) DNS
3 8 (50.00%) LDAP
3 8 (50.00%) SMTP
4 4 (25.00%) LAN
4 4 (25.00%) WAN
4 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 4 (25.00%) MPLS
4 4 (25.00%) OSPF
4 4 (25.00%) BGP
4 4 (25.00%) Firewall
4 4 (25.00%) Network Security
4 4 (25.00%) HSRP
4 4 (25.00%) Multicast
5 3 (18.75%) Wireless
5 3 (18.75%) IPsec
5 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 1 (6.25%) VPN
6 1 (6.25%) RIP
6 1 (6.25%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (56.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Consultant
1 8 (50.00%) Technical Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) Network Analyst
2 3 (18.75%) Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Service Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Transition Manager
3 1 (6.25%) IP Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Service Transition Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Author
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Author
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.25%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 9 (56.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) Project Management
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (6.25%) GAP Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Security Management
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.25%) Validation
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Supplier Management
3 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Architecture
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL V2
3 1 (6.25%) High Availability
3 1 (6.25%) Change Control
3 1 (6.25%) Service Continuity Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (25.00%) CCNP
2 4 (25.00%) CCNA
3 1 (6.25%) CCDP
3 1 (6.25%) CISSP
3 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 1 (6.25%) CISM
3 1 (6.25%) JNCIP
3 1 (6.25%) JNCIE
3 1 (6.25%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 8 (50.00%) HP
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) Nortel
4 3 (18.75%) Avaya
5 1 (6.25%) Juniper
5 1 (6.25%) Kaspersky