The first table below looks at the demand for Network Management skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Management over the 3 months to 11 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 North West 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Management
Rank 128 121 122
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +1
Contract jobs citing Network Management 4 6 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.14% 0.24% 0.41%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.33% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 6
Average daily rate
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- £175 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -41.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £335
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -17.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £18.63 £29.25
% change year-on-year
-19.46% -36.32%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2056 1817 2072
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 69.69% 71.31% 65.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1111 883 1079
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £465 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 83 108
Average hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £11.90 £13.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.75 £72.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.00 £31.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.90% +3.33%
Network Management
England

Network Management
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Network Management Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Network Management
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Network Management Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Network Management
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Network Management Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Network Management
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 11 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Manchester -2 2 - - 2
Cheshire - 2 - -
Network Management
England

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 8 (66.67%) Network Security
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco
2 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (50.00%) CCNP
3 6 (50.00%) CCNA
3 6 (50.00%) LAN
4 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
4 5 (41.67%) Firewall
4 5 (41.67%) Wireless
5 4 (33.33%) CISM
5 4 (33.33%) CISSP
5 4 (33.33%) Information Security
5 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
5 4 (33.33%) HSRP
5 4 (33.33%) MPLS
5 4 (33.33%) OSPF
5 4 (33.33%) BGP
5 4 (33.33%) WAN
5 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
5 4 (33.33%) SNMP
5 4 (33.33%) Multicast
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) ITIL
6 3 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (25.00%) MAILsweeper
6 3 (25.00%) Nortel
6 3 (25.00%) Avaya
6 3 (25.00%) IPsec
7 2 (16.67%) Telecoms

Network Management
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (8.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Network Security
2 6 (50.00%) LAN
3 5 (41.67%) Firewall
3 5 (41.67%) Wireless
4 4 (33.33%) MPLS
4 4 (33.33%) OSPF
4 4 (33.33%) BGP
4 4 (33.33%) WAN
4 4 (33.33%) Ethernet
4 4 (33.33%) SNMP
4 4 (33.33%) HSRP
4 4 (33.33%) Multicast
5 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (25.00%) IPsec
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
7 1 (8.33%) xDSL
7 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (8.33%) EIGRP
7 1 (8.33%) VRRP
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Network Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Security Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Author
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Author
4 1 (8.33%) Service Manager
4 1 (8.33%) IP Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 2 (16.67%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 3 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (16.67%) UNIX
2 2 (16.67%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) Information Security
2 3 (25.00%) ITIL
3 2 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
3 2 (16.67%) Security Management
3 2 (16.67%) Service Continuity Management
4 1 (8.33%) High Availability
4 1 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
4 1 (8.33%) Enterprise Architecture
4 1 (8.33%) Network Design
4 1 (8.33%) Supplier Management
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Management
4 1 (8.33%) Process Management
4 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 1 (8.33%) GAP Analysis
Qualifications
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (50.00%) CCNP
2 6 (50.00%) CCNA
3 4 (33.33%) CISSP
3 4 (33.33%) CISM
4 1 (8.33%) JNCIP
4 1 (8.33%) JNCIE
4 1 (8.33%) CCIE
4 1 (8.33%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (8.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Cisco
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (25.00%) Nortel
2 3 (25.00%) Avaya
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) Kaspersky