The first table below looks at the demand for MRTG skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited MRTG over the 3 months to 18 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 Communications & Networking category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Multi Router Traffic Grapher (MRTG)
Rank 577 542 574
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +32
Contract jobs citing MRTG 10 2 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.004% 0.023%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.14% 0.028% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 2 3
Average daily rate £474 £300 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+57.91% -4.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £240 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £360 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £250
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

MRTG
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing MRTG within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

MRTG Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MRTG
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing MRTG within the UK.

MRTG Daily Rate Trend in the UK

MRTG
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing MRTG within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MRTG Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

MRTG
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing MRTG within the UK.

MRTG Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

MRTG
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing MRTG within the UK over the 3 months to 18 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
London -16 9 £485 +61.66%
England -80 9 £485 +61.66% 2
Scotland - 1 £350 -
Glasgow - 1 £350 -
North West - - - -

MRTG
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MRTG 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 MRTG.

1 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 10 (66.67%) Perl
2 10 (66.67%) MySQL
2 10 (66.67%) Apache
2 10 (66.67%) Network Management
3 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) Windows
3 8 (53.33%) Solaris
3 8 (53.33%) Oracle
4 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
5 6 (40.00%) Logistics
5 6 (40.00%) Finance
6 5 (33.33%) HP
6 5 (33.33%) VPN
6 5 (33.33%) Cisco
7 4 (26.67%) DNS
7 4 (26.67%) LAN
7 4 (26.67%) Firewall
7 4 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (26.67%) Change Control
7 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
7 4 (26.67%) LAMP
7 4 (26.67%) Multimedia
7 4 (26.67%) Low Latency
8 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (20.00%) Puppet
8 3 (20.00%) Performance Management
8 3 (20.00%) Ergonomics
8 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds

MRTG
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing MRTG 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 MRTG. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (13.33%) Zope
3 1 (6.67%) OpenStack
3 1 (6.67%) Confluence
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) VPN
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) Firewall
2 4 (26.67%) Cisco IOS
3 3 (20.00%) BGP
3 3 (20.00%) OSPF
3 3 (20.00%) WAN
3 3 (20.00%) SSL
3 3 (20.00%) SNMP
4 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (13.33%) SMTP
4 2 (13.33%) DHCP
4 2 (13.33%) MPLS
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 2 (13.33%) HSRP
4 2 (13.33%) IPsec
4 2 (13.33%) Wireless
5 1 (6.67%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (6.67%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (66.67%) MySQL
2 7 (46.67%) SQL Server
3 2 (13.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) JIRA
1 1 (6.67%) Subversion
1 1 (6.67%) Maven
1 1 (6.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.67%) Hudson
General
1 6 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (26.67%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 7 (46.67%) Network Engineer
2 6 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Architect
3 2 (13.33%) Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Python Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Support
4 1 (6.67%) Cisco Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) UNIX Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Network Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Network Architect
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Support Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (26.67%) LAMP
2 2 (13.33%) CSS
2 2 (13.33%) Web Services
2 2 (13.33%) HTML
2 2 (13.33%) Memcached
2 2 (13.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (6.67%) Spring
3 1 (6.67%) Hibernate
3 1 (6.67%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Ergonomics
2 2 (13.33%) Open Source
3 1 (6.67%) Statistics
3 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Linux
2 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Solaris
3 1 (6.67%) Ubuntu
3 1 (6.67%) Debian
3 1 (6.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Network Management
2 6 (40.00%) Logistics
3 4 (26.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (26.67%) Change Control
3 4 (26.67%) Risk Management
3 4 (26.67%) Low Latency
4 3 (20.00%) Network Monitoring
4 3 (20.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (13.33%) OO
5 2 (13.33%) Software Engineering
5 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
5 2 (13.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (6.67%) Network Design
6 1 (6.67%) Data Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
6 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
6 1 (6.67%) Project Management
6 1 (6.67%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) Perl
2 8 (53.33%) SQL
3 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
3 3 (20.00%) Python
4 2 (13.33%) PHP
4 2 (13.33%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
5 1 (6.67%) Korn
5 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
5 1 (6.67%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) CCNP
1 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (13.33%) CCNA
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Varnish
2 1 (6.67%) KVM
2 1 (6.67%) Dovecot
2 1 (6.67%) Squid
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Sendmail
2 1 (6.67%) NFS
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) Puppet
1 3 (20.00%) Nagios
2 2 (13.33%) Zenoss
3 1 (6.67%) HAProxy
3 1 (6.67%) ZABBIX
3 1 (6.67%) Cacti
3 1 (6.67%) WhatsUp Gold
3 1 (6.67%) CiscoWorks
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) HP
2 5 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (20.00%) Juniper
4 2 (13.33%) BMC
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
4 2 (13.33%) Zend
5 1 (6.67%) Fortinet
5 1 (6.67%) VMware
5 1 (6.67%) F5
5 1 (6.67%) OPNET
5 1 (6.67%) Riverbed
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) Remedy
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint