The table below looks at the statistics 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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Management
Rank 133 128 108
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -20
Contract jobs citing Network Management 21 9 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 0.29% 0.50%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.71% 0.40% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 8
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£260 £254 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.46% -8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £133 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £296 £428 £298
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £289
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £19.00 £40.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.50% +33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-35.62% +14.28%
Network Management
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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 North West region.

Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2961 2249 1736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.35% 72.90% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1624 1184 847
Average daily rate £400 £375 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 124 86
Average hourly rate £37.00 £26.88 £28.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.67% -4.86%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £45.10 £61.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-1.61% -3.12%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Management across the North West region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

Network Management Daily Rate Histogram 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 28 April 2015. 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
Cheshire -4 7 £260 +96.22% 1
Manchester -7 7 £210 -44.00% 2
Merseyside - 5 - -
Network Management
England

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 19 (45.24%) Cisco
2 15 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (30.95%) CCNA
3 13 (30.95%) VPN
3 13 (30.95%) Firewall
4 12 (28.57%) NetScout
4 12 (28.57%) VoIP
4 12 (28.57%) Opsware
5 11 (26.19%) DNS
5 11 (26.19%) CCNP
5 11 (26.19%) LAN
5 11 (26.19%) CMDB
5 11 (26.19%) Change Management
6 10 (23.81%) Service Delivery
6 10 (23.81%) ITIL
6 10 (23.81%) CCIE
6 10 (23.81%) DHCP
6 10 (23.81%) WAN
7 9 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (19.05%) Network Monitoring
8 8 (19.05%) Windows
8 8 (19.05%) HP
8 8 (19.05%) SAN
8 8 (19.05%) HP NNM
9 7 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
9 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
9 7 (16.67%) BGP
10 6 (14.29%) EIGRP
10 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
10 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP

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

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (2.38%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (11.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (4.76%) MS Office
3 2 (4.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Communications & Networking
1 13 (30.95%) VPN
1 13 (30.95%) Firewall
2 12 (28.57%) VoIP
3 11 (26.19%) LAN
3 11 (26.19%) DNS
4 10 (23.81%) DHCP
4 10 (23.81%) WAN
5 8 (19.05%) SAN
6 7 (16.67%) BGP
6 7 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
7 6 (14.29%) Network Security
7 6 (14.29%) EIGRP
7 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
8 5 (11.90%) SSL
8 5 (11.90%) Wireless
8 5 (11.90%) IPsec
8 5 (11.90%) OSPF
9 4 (9.52%) 4G
9 4 (9.52%) Radio Access Network
9 4 (9.52%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.76%) Data Mining
2 1 (2.38%) QlikView
2 1 (2.38%) Big Data
General
1 7 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.76%) Finance
2 2 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.38%) Banking
3 1 (2.38%) Marketing
3 1 (2.38%) Law
3 1 (2.38%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 7 (16.67%) Network Specialist
2 6 (14.29%) Network Consultant
2 6 (14.29%) Consultant
3 5 (11.90%) Network Engineer
3 5 (11.90%) Service Manager
4 4 (9.52%) Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Performance Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Service Transition Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Administrator
5 3 (7.14%) Transition Manager
5 3 (7.14%) Network Administrator
6 2 (4.76%) Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Network Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Services Delivery Manager
6 2 (4.76%) Support Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 2 (4.76%) Senior RAN Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.19%) CMDB
2 1 (2.38%) Open Source
2 1 (2.38%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.38%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 8 (19.05%) Windows
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
3 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (26.19%) Change Management
2 10 (23.81%) ITIL
2 10 (23.81%) Service Delivery
3 9 (21.43%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (19.05%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (14.29%) Service Management
5 6 (14.29%) Network Design
6 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
7 4 (9.52%) Resource Management
7 4 (9.52%) Performance Management
7 4 (9.52%) Network Architecture
7 4 (9.52%) eTOM
7 4 (9.52%) Performance Improvement
8 3 (7.14%) Change Control
8 3 (7.14%) Project Management
9 2 (4.76%) ITIL V3
9 2 (4.76%) ITIL V2
9 2 (4.76%) Performance Engineering
10 1 (2.38%) Customer Insight
Programming Languages
1 1 (2.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (30.95%) CCNA
3 11 (26.19%) CCNP
4 10 (23.81%) CCIE
5 2 (4.76%) MCSE
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.38%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.38%) JNCIS
6 1 (2.38%) Degree
6 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.38%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.52%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Active Directory
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Server
1 1 (2.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 8 (19.05%) HP NNM
2 2 (4.76%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (2.38%) Nagios
Vendors
1 19 (45.24%) Cisco
2 12 (28.57%) NetScout
2 12 (28.57%) Opsware
3 8 (19.05%) HP
4 5 (11.90%) VMware
5 4 (9.52%) Huawei
5 4 (9.52%) Ericsson
5 4 (9.52%) Mapinfo
5 4 (9.52%) Nortel
5 4 (9.52%) Business Objects
5 4 (9.52%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
6 3 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
8 1 (2.38%) Infoblox
8 1 (2.38%) Remedy
8 1 (2.38%) BT
8 1 (2.38%) CheckPoint
8 1 (2.38%) Cognos
8 1 (2.38%) IBM
8 1 (2.38%) Citrix
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