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 24 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 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Management
Rank 127 103 116
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +13
Contract jobs citing Network Management 9 12 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.29% 0.50% 0.45%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.70% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 8
Average daily rate £254 £278 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.55% -14.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £245 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £298 £329
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £289 £310
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -6.85%
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 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +37.25%
Processes & Methodologies Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
2179 1704 1969
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 70.93% 70.50% 63.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1142 839 992
Average daily rate £375 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £475 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 123 84 87
Average hourly rate £25.25 £28.25 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.61% +39.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.49 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £61.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £32.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-1.56% +20.75%
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
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 24 April 2014.

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 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -14 6 £375 +33.92%
Cheshire -6 3 £133 -55.83%
Lancashire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Network Management
England

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 12 (50.00%) DNS
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
1 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 11 (45.83%) HP
2 11 (45.83%) CCNP
2 11 (45.83%) SNMP
2 11 (45.83%) LAN
3 10 (41.67%) Network Security
4 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 9 (37.50%) Firewall
4 9 (37.50%) Project Management
5 8 (33.33%) MPLS
5 8 (33.33%) OSPF
5 8 (33.33%) BGP
5 8 (33.33%) WAN
5 8 (33.33%) SMTP
5 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 8 (33.33%) Linux
5 8 (33.33%) LDAP
6 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
6 7 (29.17%) CCNA
6 7 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (29.17%) Exstream
7 6 (25.00%) Wireless
7 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
7 6 (25.00%) Nortel
7 6 (25.00%) Avaya
7 6 (25.00%) ITIL

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.17%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (8.33%) MS Office
3 1 (4.17%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Exstream
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) DNS
2 11 (45.83%) LAN
2 11 (45.83%) SNMP
3 10 (41.67%) Network Security
4 9 (37.50%) Firewall
5 8 (33.33%) TCP/IP
5 8 (33.33%) LDAP
5 8 (33.33%) MPLS
5 8 (33.33%) OSPF
5 8 (33.33%) BGP
5 8 (33.33%) WAN
5 8 (33.33%) SMTP
6 7 (29.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 6 (25.00%) Wireless
8 5 (20.83%) VPN
9 4 (16.67%) DHCP
9 4 (16.67%) Ethernet
9 4 (16.67%) HSRP
9 4 (16.67%) Cisco IOS
9 4 (16.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (25.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (12.50%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Consultant
1 7 (29.17%) Technical Consultant
2 5 (20.83%) Network Engineer
3 3 (12.50%) Network Analyst
3 3 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (8.33%) Network Operations Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Network Specialist
4 2 (8.33%) Service Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Security Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Author
5 1 (4.17%) Technical Author
5 1 (4.17%) Transition Manager
5 1 (4.17%) Network Security Specialist
5 1 (4.17%) IP Engineer
5 1 (4.17%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.17%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) e-Health
2 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.17%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Project Management
2 6 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
3 4 (16.67%) Information Security
3 4 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 3 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (8.33%) Change Management
6 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (4.17%) GAP Analysis
6 1 (4.17%) Data Security
6 1 (4.17%) Security Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Management
6 1 (4.17%) Process Management
6 1 (4.17%) Service Delivery
6 1 (4.17%) Network Design
6 1 (4.17%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.17%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (4.17%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.17%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 11 (45.83%) CCNP
3 7 (29.17%) CCNA
4 1 (4.17%) CCDP
4 1 (4.17%) CISSP
4 1 (4.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (4.17%) CISM
4 1 (4.17%) JNCIP
4 1 (4.17%) JNCIE
4 1 (4.17%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.67%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (16.67%) Netcool
2 3 (12.50%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (4.17%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (50.00%) Cisco
1 12 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (45.83%) HP
3 6 (25.00%) Nortel
3 6 (25.00%) Avaya
4 5 (20.83%) Juniper
5 4 (16.67%) CheckPoint
5 4 (16.67%) Blue Coat
5 4 (16.67%) NetScout
5 4 (16.67%) F5
6 1 (4.17%) Kaspersky