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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Management
Rank 112 115 118
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +3
Contract jobs citing Network Management 20 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.64% 0.55% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.86% 0.75% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 3
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£388 £425 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +70.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £191 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £432 £425 £302
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.83 £22.50 £33.25
% change year-on-year
+77.00% -32.33%
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
2315 2011 1750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 73.84% 73.39% 66.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 1382 1028 923
Average daily rate £375 £363 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £395 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.40% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 104 86
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.77% +40.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.67 £12.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-7.27% -12.69%

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 23 January 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 23 January 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 +13 11 £388 -8.82% 2
Manchester -4 7 £220 - 1
Merseyside - 1 - -
Network Management
England

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 8 (30.77%) Cisco
1 8 (30.77%) CCNA
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
1 8 (30.77%) NetScout
1 8 (30.77%) Opsware
2 7 (26.92%) CMDB
2 7 (26.92%) Change Management
2 7 (26.92%) ITIL
3 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
4 5 (19.23%) Firewall
4 5 (19.23%) HP
4 5 (19.23%) Root Cause Analysis
5 4 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
5 4 (15.38%) CCIE
5 4 (15.38%) CCNP
5 4 (15.38%) LAN
5 4 (15.38%) WAN
5 4 (15.38%) VPN
5 4 (15.38%) HP NNM
6 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
6 3 (11.54%) ITIL V3
6 3 (11.54%) ITIL V2
6 3 (11.54%) Network Security
6 3 (11.54%) Change Control
6 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
6 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (11.54%) DNS
6 3 (11.54%) SSL
6 3 (11.54%) VoIP
6 3 (11.54%) Microsoft

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

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.85%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) SaaS
1 1 (3.85%) PaaS
1 1 (3.85%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (19.23%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) LAN
2 4 (15.38%) WAN
2 4 (15.38%) VPN
3 3 (11.54%) Network Security
3 3 (11.54%) Wi-Fi
3 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) SSL
3 3 (11.54%) VoIP
4 2 (7.69%) SAN
4 2 (7.69%) DHCP
4 2 (7.69%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.69%) Wireless
5 1 (3.85%) NAS
5 1 (3.85%) SNMP
5 1 (3.85%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Data Mining
General
1 3 (11.54%) Telecoms
2 2 (7.69%) Back Office
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.85%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Law
3 1 (3.85%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Service Manager
2 5 (19.23%) Network Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Service Transition Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Transition Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Network Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Network Administrator
4 3 (11.54%) Administrator
5 2 (7.69%) Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Services Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (7.69%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.85%) IT Support
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Enterprise Architect
6 1 (3.85%) Network Planner
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.85%) Java EE
1 1 (3.85%) J2EE
1 1 (3.85%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) CMDB
2 1 (3.85%) Open Source
2 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
2 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
2 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (3.85%) Mac OS
2 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
2 1 (3.85%) AIX
2 1 (3.85%) Solaris
2 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) Change Management
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 6 (23.08%) Service Delivery
3 5 (19.23%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (15.38%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL V3
5 3 (11.54%) ITIL V2
5 3 (11.54%) Change Control
5 3 (11.54%) Project Management
6 2 (7.69%) Service Management
6 2 (7.69%) ERP
6 2 (7.69%) Migration
7 1 (3.85%) SIEM
7 1 (3.85%) Network Architecture
7 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Engagement
7 1 (3.85%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.85%) Zachman Framework
7 1 (3.85%) TOGAF
7 1 (3.85%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) Java
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) CCNA
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (15.38%) CCIE
2 4 (15.38%) CCNP
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (7.69%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.85%) Chartered Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
5 1 (3.85%) CITP
5 1 (3.85%) MCP
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 17799
2 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (15.38%) HP NNM
2 1 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
2 1 (3.85%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) OpenView
2 1 (3.85%) SAP Afaria
Vendors
1 8 (30.77%) Cisco
1 8 (30.77%) NetScout
1 8 (30.77%) Opsware
2 5 (19.23%) HP
3 3 (11.54%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.85%) Aruba
4 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds
4 1 (3.85%) Axway
4 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
4 1 (3.85%) VMware
4 1 (3.85%) BT
4 1 (3.85%) SAP
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle
4 1 (3.85%) StorageTek
4 1 (3.85%) Apple
4 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
4 1 (3.85%) Remedy
4 1 (3.85%) EMC
4 1 (3.85%) Citrix
4 1 (3.85%) Sun