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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Management
Rank 151 127 131
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +4
Contract jobs citing Network Management 7 5 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.18% 0.17% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 3
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£306 - £175
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £350 £225
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +55.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.25 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+10.58% +7.59%
Network Management
England

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
2940 2205 1953
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 76.80% 73.43% 71.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1749 1188 983
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 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £525 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 102 90
Average hourly rate £37.97 £28.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+32.05% +36.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.75 £53.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.50 £26.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year
+15.09% -14.51%

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 31 July 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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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 -6 5 £303 - 2
Cheshire -10 1 - -
Network Management
England

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 15 (51.72%) VPN
1 15 (51.72%) Cisco
1 15 (51.72%) Firewall
2 12 (41.38%) DNS
2 12 (41.38%) VoIP
3 11 (37.93%) DHCP
4 10 (34.48%) BGP
5 9 (31.03%) LAN
5 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
6 8 (27.59%) WAN
6 8 (27.59%) SSL
6 8 (27.59%) CCNP
6 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (27.59%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (27.59%) Wireless
6 8 (27.59%) OSPF
7 7 (24.14%) IPsec
7 7 (24.14%) SAN
7 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
7 7 (24.14%) Windows
7 7 (24.14%) Network Security
8 6 (20.69%) Network Design
8 6 (20.69%) EIGRP
9 5 (17.24%) Internet
9 5 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 5 (17.24%) ITIL
9 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
9 5 (17.24%) SNMP
9 5 (17.24%) CCNA
9 5 (17.24%) CCIE

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (3.45%) SAS
Applications
1 5 (17.24%) MS Excel
2 4 (13.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (3.45%) MS Visio
3 1 (3.45%) MS Project
3 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) VPN
1 15 (51.72%) Firewall
2 12 (41.38%) DNS
2 12 (41.38%) VoIP
3 11 (37.93%) DHCP
4 10 (34.48%) BGP
5 9 (31.03%) LAN
6 8 (27.59%) WAN
6 8 (27.59%) SSL
6 8 (27.59%) OSPF
6 8 (27.59%) Wi-Fi
6 8 (27.59%) Wireless
7 7 (24.14%) IPsec
7 7 (24.14%) Network Security
7 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
7 7 (24.14%) SAN
8 6 (20.69%) EIGRP
9 5 (17.24%) Internet
9 5 (17.24%) SNMP
10 4 (13.79%) WCDMA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (3.45%) QlikView
2 1 (3.45%) Big Data
2 1 (3.45%) Data Mining
General
1 5 (17.24%) Telecoms
2 1 (3.45%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Network Consultant
1 8 (27.59%) Consultant
2 5 (17.24%) Network Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Security Consultant
3 4 (13.79%) Analyst
3 4 (13.79%) Performance Engineer
3 4 (13.79%) Network Security Consultant
4 3 (10.34%) Network Specialist
5 2 (6.90%) RAN Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) RAN Performance Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior RAN Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.45%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Network Support
6 1 (3.45%) RF Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Support
6 1 (3.45%) Network Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (31.03%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) CMDB
3 1 (3.45%) EqualLogic
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 7 (24.14%) Windows
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.45%) Windows 8
3 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (20.69%) Network Design
2 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (17.24%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Service Delivery
3 4 (13.79%) Change Management
3 4 (13.79%) Configuration Management
3 4 (13.79%) Information Security
3 4 (13.79%) eTOM
3 4 (13.79%) Network Architecture
3 4 (13.79%) Performance Improvement
3 4 (13.79%) Resource Management
3 4 (13.79%) Performance Management
3 4 (13.79%) Service Management
4 3 (10.34%) Open Source
4 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (10.34%) Network Monitoring
5 2 (6.90%) Performance Engineering
6 1 (3.45%) Customer Insight
6 1 (3.45%) Customer Segmentation
6 1 (3.45%) Data Centre Operations
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.45%) SQL
1 1 (3.45%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) CCNP
1 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (17.24%) CCIE
2 5 (17.24%) CCNA
3 3 (10.34%) JNCIS
3 3 (10.34%) JNCIP
3 3 (10.34%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.45%) MCP
4 1 (3.45%) MCSE
4 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (3.45%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
1 1 (3.45%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (10.34%) Nagios
1 3 (10.34%) HP NNM
2 2 (6.90%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 15 (51.72%) Cisco
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) Huawei
3 4 (13.79%) Mapinfo
3 4 (13.79%) Nortel
3 4 (13.79%) Ericsson
3 4 (13.79%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
4 3 (10.34%) Juniper
4 3 (10.34%) HP
4 3 (10.34%) Infoblox
4 3 (10.34%) Opsware
4 3 (10.34%) NetScout
5 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.45%) Cognos
6 1 (3.45%) Dell
6 1 (3.45%) IBM
6 1 (3.45%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.45%) CheckPoint