The table below looks at the statistics for Network Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Management over the 3 months to 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Management
Rank 399 453 423
Rank change year-on-year
+54 -30
Contract jobs citing Network Management 201 147 142
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.36% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.47% 0.35% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 80 56
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£350 £350 £299
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +17.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £224 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £344 £280
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +22.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 12
Average hourly rate £33.25 £34.38 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.27% +3.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.05 £19.33 £30.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.16 £41.60 £37.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £40.00 £33.25
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +20.30%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42607 42090 35753
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.23% 74.66% 73.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 26094 21361
Average daily rate £415 £400 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -1.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1209 1182 1111
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.50 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% -14.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.28 £12.31 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.70 £52.50 £53.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+4.80% -6.25%

Network Management
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Management within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Management Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Management
Daily Rate Trend

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

Network Management Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Management
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Management within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Network Management Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Management
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Network Management Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Management within the UK over the 3 months to 17 April 2015.

Network Management Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Management
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 17 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
England +32 185 £350 - 48
London +10 68 £325 -14.75% 9
South East -3 55 £400 +14.28% 11
North West -2 23 £260 +2.46% 6
Berkshire +12 17 £319 +5.37% 4
City of London +22 16 £305 +1.66% 3
Buckinghamshire +13 15 £450 -7.69% 1
Milton Keynes +5 14 £450 -14.28% 1
West Midlands -15 13 £380 +8.57%
Cheshire +2 11 £260 +96.22% 2
Hampshire -9 11 £362 +18.52% 1
South West +12 10 £355 +6.36% 4
Reading +8 8 £204 -27.14% 3
Bristol +3 7 £355 +6.36% 2
Scotland - 6 £267 - 3
Merseyside - 6 - -
East of England +15 5 £225 -6.25% 9
East Midlands +7 5 £433 -13.40% 2
Liverpool - 5 - -
Surrey +2 4 £390 +11.42% 2
Manchester -8 4 £220 -41.33% 3
Shropshire -9 4 £450 +28.57%
Northamptonshire - 4 £450 -
Northampton - 4 £450 -
Hook -2 3 £361 +19.41%
Telford -7 3 £450 +28.57%
Bracknell - 3 £375 -
Guildford +4 2 - -
Slough -2 2 £214 -8.06%
Kent -5 2 £450 +28.57% 1

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 231 (60.63%) Cisco
2 166 (43.57%) Firewall
3 133 (34.91%) LAN
4 125 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
5 120 (31.50%) ITIL
6 117 (30.71%) WAN
7 97 (25.46%) Cisco ASA
8 87 (22.83%) Windows
9 84 (22.05%) CheckPoint
10 83 (21.78%) Security Cleared
11 82 (21.52%) CCNA
12 80 (21.00%) F5
13 77 (20.21%) Network Security
14 75 (19.69%) CCNP
14 75 (19.69%) VPN
15 73 (19.16%) Wireless
16 69 (18.11%) BGP
17 67 (17.59%) HP
18 62 (16.27%) SC Cleared
19 59 (15.49%) Juniper
20 57 (14.96%) OSPF
20 57 (14.96%) DNS
21 56 (14.70%) Finance
22 55 (14.44%) SolarWinds
23 54 (14.17%) Service Management
23 54 (14.17%) Linux
23 54 (14.17%) Cisco Nexus
23 54 (14.17%) Network Monitoring
24 53 (13.91%) TCP/IP
25 52 (13.65%) Microsoft

Network Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 23 (6.04%) SharePoint
2 10 (2.62%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.57%) IIS
4 5 (1.31%) SharePoint Server
5 4 (1.05%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.79%) AquaLogic
6 3 (0.79%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.79%) Documentum
6 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.52%) Lync
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.26%) Moodle
8 1 (0.26%) CMS
8 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.26%) SAS
8 1 (0.26%) GroupWise
Applications
1 28 (7.35%) MS Excel
2 27 (7.09%) MS Office
3 15 (3.94%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.84%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.26%) TargetLink
5 1 (0.26%) Simulink
5 1 (0.26%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Temenos Globus
1 3 (0.79%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.57%) IaaS
2 3 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 166 (43.57%) Firewall
2 133 (34.91%) LAN
3 117 (30.71%) WAN
4 97 (25.46%) Cisco ASA
5 77 (20.21%) Network Security
6 75 (19.69%) VPN
7 73 (19.16%) Wireless
8 69 (18.11%) BGP
9 57 (14.96%) OSPF
9 57 (14.96%) DNS
10 54 (14.17%) Cisco Nexus
11 53 (13.91%) TCP/IP
12 50 (13.12%) MPLS
13 44 (11.55%) SNMP
14 42 (11.02%) DHCP
15 41 (10.76%) EIGRP
16 40 (10.50%) SAN
17 37 (9.71%) Ethernet
18 34 (8.92%) Internet
19 32 (8.40%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (4.46%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.89%) Relational Database
3 9 (2.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.57%) Big Data
6 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.05%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.79%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.79%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
8 2 (0.52%) Redis
9 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.26%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.26%) JUnit
2 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 56 (14.70%) Finance
2 48 (12.60%) Telecoms
3 28 (7.35%) Banking
4 15 (3.94%) Investment Banking
5 12 (3.15%) Multimedia
6 9 (2.36%) Back Office
7 7 (1.84%) Retail
8 5 (1.31%) Law
9 3 (0.79%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.79%) Billing
9 3 (0.79%) German Language
10 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.52%) Marketing
11 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Legal
11 1 (0.26%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 108 (28.35%) Network Engineer
2 58 (15.22%) Analyst
3 31 (8.14%) Network Support
4 30 (7.87%) Network Analyst
5 23 (6.04%) Support Engineer
6 21 (5.51%) Consultant
7 19 (4.99%) Support Analyst
8 18 (4.72%) Network Manager
9 17 (4.46%) Architect
10 16 (4.20%) Network Consultant
10 16 (4.20%) Senior Network Engineer
11 13 (3.41%) Network Support Analyst
12 12 (3.15%) Business Analyst
12 12 (3.15%) Administrator
13 11 (2.89%) 3rd Line Support
13 11 (2.89%) Design Engineer
13 11 (2.89%) Network Specialist
13 11 (2.89%) Network Architect
14 10 (2.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 9 (2.36%) Service Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.10%) WAP
1 8 (2.10%) Middleware
1 8 (2.10%) CSS
2 3 (0.79%) Java EE
3 2 (0.52%) Web Services
3 2 (0.52%) Symfony
3 2 (0.52%) jQuery
3 2 (0.52%) AngularJS
3 2 (0.52%) HTML
3 2 (0.52%) .NET
3 2 (0.52%) MFC
3 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.26%) WinForms
4 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (0.26%) RESTful
4 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.30%) CMDB
2 21 (5.51%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (4.99%) Cryptography
4 13 (3.41%) PKI
5 10 (2.62%) Video Conferencing
6 9 (2.36%) NHS
7 8 (2.10%) e-Health
7 8 (2.10%) User Experience
8 7 (1.84%) Management Information System
9 6 (1.57%) Statistics
10 4 (1.05%) Clustering
10 4 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.05%) Mobile Banking
10 4 (1.05%) Visualisation
11 3 (0.79%) Mobile App
11 3 (0.79%) Replication
12 2 (0.52%) IVR
12 2 (0.52%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.52%) Blackberry
12 2 (0.52%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 87 (22.83%) Windows
2 54 (14.17%) Linux
3 38 (9.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (8.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (4.20%) Solaris
6 15 (3.94%) UNIX
7 14 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (3.67%) Windows XP
7 14 (3.67%) Windows 7
8 8 (2.10%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.05%) Windows 2000 Server
9 4 (1.05%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.52%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.26%) NetWare
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.26%) Android
12 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (31.50%) ITIL
2 54 (14.17%) Service Management
2 54 (14.17%) Network Monitoring
3 52 (13.65%) Load Balancing
4 49 (12.86%) Change Management
5 42 (11.02%) Service Delivery
6 41 (10.76%) Incident Management
7 40 (10.50%) Configuration Management
8 35 (9.19%) Network Design
9 26 (6.82%) Project Management
9 26 (6.82%) Network Architecture
10 19 (4.99%) ITIL V3
11 18 (4.72%) Stakeholder Management
11 18 (4.72%) Time Management
11 18 (4.72%) PRINCE2
12 17 (4.46%) CRM
12 17 (4.46%) Network Load Balancing
13 16 (4.20%) Performance Management
14 15 (3.94%) Kalman Filter
14 15 (3.94%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 30 (7.87%) SQL
2 19 (4.99%) Perl
3 16 (4.20%) Python
4 6 (1.57%) Shell Script
4 6 (1.57%) Java
5 4 (1.05%) C
6 3 (0.79%) PHP
7 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.52%) C#
7 2 (0.52%) C++
7 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.26%) VBA
8 1 (0.26%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 125 (32.81%) Cisco Certification
2 83 (21.78%) Security Cleared
3 82 (21.52%) CCNA
4 75 (19.69%) CCNP
5 62 (16.27%) SC Cleared
6 31 (8.14%) DV Cleared
7 25 (6.56%) CCIE
8 21 (5.51%) CCDP
9 20 (5.25%) Microsoft Certification
10 19 (4.99%) MCSE
11 17 (4.46%) Degree
12 11 (2.89%) MCP
12 11 (2.89%) PMI Certification
13 10 (2.62%) PMP
14 8 (2.10%) CCSP
15 7 (1.84%) CISSP
16 5 (1.31%) Check Point Certification
16 5 (1.31%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (1.31%) CCVP
17 4 (1.05%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (8.40%) SLA
2 20 (5.25%) QA
3 16 (4.20%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.31%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 17799
System Software
1 35 (9.19%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.72%) Hyper-V
3 17 (4.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (3.94%) vSphere
5 14 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (1.84%) Firmware
7 4 (1.05%) ProxySG
8 3 (0.79%) VMware ESX
8 3 (0.79%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (5.77%) Netcool
1 22 (5.77%) WhatsUp Gold
1 22 (5.77%) Cisco Prime
2 12 (3.15%) OpenView
2 12 (3.15%) SCCM
3 11 (2.89%) CiscoWorks
4 10 (2.62%) SCOM
5 8 (2.10%) HP NNM
5 8 (2.10%) OPNET
5 8 (2.10%) CA Spectrum
5 8 (2.10%) Cisco CUCM
6 5 (1.31%) HP UCMDB
6 5 (1.31%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 4 (1.05%) ARCserve
7 4 (1.05%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.79%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 3 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.79%) WSUS
8 3 (0.79%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.52%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 231 (60.63%) Cisco
2 84 (22.05%) CheckPoint
3 80 (21.00%) F5
4 67 (17.59%) HP
5 59 (15.49%) Juniper
6 55 (14.44%) SolarWinds
7 52 (13.65%) Microsoft
8 37 (9.71%) McAfee
9 32 (8.40%) Blue Coat
10 31 (8.14%) Nokia
11 27 (7.09%) VMware
12 25 (6.56%) EMC
13 24 (6.30%) NetScout
14 21 (5.51%) CA
15 20 (5.25%) Citrix
15 20 (5.25%) IBM
16 19 (4.99%) TippingPoint
17 18 (4.72%) Riverbed
18 17 (4.46%) Oracle
19 16 (4.20%) Splunk
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £170 - £220 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
Eaglecliff
Rate: Up to £350 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Ipswich
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Ipswich
Interquest - IQ Telecom
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Energon Global
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Ping IT Recruitment ltd
Rate: From £360 to £370 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
PTS Resourcing (UK) Ltd
Posted: 4 days ago
Stockport, Greater Manchester, North West
Stockport Council
Rate: £30,178-£33,998
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Explore Group
Posted: 8 days ago
Wiltshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Sutton, Surrey
Reed Business Information Ltd
Rate: From £280 to £320 per annum direct - no agency margin
Posted: 15 days ago
Milton Keynes
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
Harrow
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: NEG
Posted: 24 days ago