The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 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.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Management
Rank 406 419 451
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +32
Contract jobs citing Network Management 186 146 138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.46% 0.39% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 85 55
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£375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £163 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £474 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £225 £343
% change year-on-year
+55.55% -34.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.88 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.40% +18.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £28.00 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £19.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +6.75%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40471 37295 40749
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.95% 70.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 25021 22614 23464
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1059 1464
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.55 £12.50 £13.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -1.58%

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 30 July 2014.

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
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 30 July 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
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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 +5 174 £375 +25.00% 48
South East +18 61 £350 +55.55% 5
London +13 58 £413 +33.06% 15
Berkshire +16 24 £325 -29.34% 1
City of London +14 16 £400 +4.57% 7
East of England -10 15 £266 - 11
Buckinghamshire +4 13 £438 +2.94%
Surrey +4 12 £424 +88.33% 2
West Midlands -12 11 £475 +171.42% 3
Reading +14 8 £325 -29.34%
East Midlands +7 8 £375 +7.14% 1
North East - 7 £350 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £350 -
Guildford +10 6 £384 +70.55% 1
Ipswich - 6 £230 - 2
Bedfordshire - 6 £325 - 4
Suffolk - 6 £230 - 2
North West +4 5 - - 3
Hampshire -12 5 £348 +58.06% 1
South West -31 5 £450 +109.30% 6
Wiltshire -9 4 £450 - 2
East Sussex - 4 £233 -
Leicestershire - 4 £388 - 1
Lewes - 4 £233 -
Bedford - 4 £300 - 1
Yorkshire +4 3 £450 +63.63% 4
West Sussex -2 3 £220 -45.00%
Manchester -5 3 - - 3
Scotland -22 3 £304 -24.00% 1
Crawley +8 2 £220 -45.00%

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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.

1 179 (53.27%) Cisco
2 124 (36.90%) Firewall
3 121 (36.01%) Cisco Certification
4 89 (26.49%) CCNP
5 85 (25.30%) LAN
6 79 (23.51%) WAN
7 74 (22.02%) CheckPoint
8 71 (21.13%) OSPF
8 71 (21.13%) VPN
9 70 (20.83%) Juniper
10 69 (20.54%) Security Cleared
11 66 (19.64%) Network Security
11 66 (19.64%) BGP
12 59 (17.56%) Cisco ASA
13 58 (17.26%) SNMP
13 58 (17.26%) Microsoft
14 56 (16.67%) ITIL
14 56 (16.67%) MPLS
15 54 (16.07%) Windows
16 52 (15.48%) CCNA
16 52 (15.48%) IPsec
17 51 (15.18%) SC Cleared
18 48 (14.29%) Telecoms
18 48 (14.29%) F5
19 47 (13.99%) HP
20 45 (13.39%) Cisco PIX
21 43 (12.80%) Load Balancing
22 42 (12.50%) VoIP
23 41 (12.20%) Active Directory
23 41 (12.20%) Network Design

Network Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, 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 17 (5.06%) MS Exchange
2 15 (4.46%) Apache
3 10 (2.98%) Lync
4 9 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (2.68%) SharePoint
5 7 (2.08%) MindAlign
6 6 (1.79%) Mule
7 5 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (0.89%) ArcGIS
9 3 (0.89%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.30%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.30%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.30%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.30%) CICS
10 1 (0.30%) CMS
10 1 (0.30%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 1 (0.30%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (10.12%) MS Excel
2 22 (6.55%) MS Office
3 13 (3.87%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.19%) MS Project
5 3 (0.89%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.30%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.60%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.30%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (0.89%) IaaS
1 3 (0.89%) SaaS
1 3 (0.89%) PaaS
2 2 (0.60%) Office 365
3 1 (0.30%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (36.90%) Firewall
2 85 (25.30%) LAN
3 79 (23.51%) WAN
4 71 (21.13%) OSPF
4 71 (21.13%) VPN
5 66 (19.64%) Network Security
5 66 (19.64%) BGP
6 59 (17.56%) Cisco ASA
7 58 (17.26%) SNMP
8 56 (16.67%) MPLS
9 52 (15.48%) IPsec
10 45 (13.39%) Cisco PIX
11 42 (12.50%) VoIP
12 39 (11.61%) TCP/IP
13 37 (11.01%) DNS
14 36 (10.71%) Wireless
15 31 (9.23%) Cisco Nexus
16 26 (7.74%) Cisco IOS
16 26 (7.74%) FWSM
17 25 (7.44%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.98%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.08%) MySQL
4 7 (2.08%) Data Mining
5 6 (1.79%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.79%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
6 4 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.30%) Big Data
8 1 (0.30%) DB2
8 1 (0.30%) MS Access
8 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (0.60%) ClearQuest
1 2 (0.60%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.30%) JIRA
2 1 (0.30%) Selenium
General
1 48 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 37 (11.01%) Finance
3 23 (6.85%) Banking
4 14 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 10 (2.98%) Retail
6 5 (1.49%) Electronics
7 4 (1.19%) Military
7 4 (1.19%) Legal
7 4 (1.19%) Back Office
8 3 (0.89%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.60%) Billing
9 2 (0.60%) Law
10 1 (0.30%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 104 (30.95%) Network Engineer
2 49 (14.58%) Architect
3 35 (10.42%) Analyst
4 27 (8.04%) Security Engineer
5 26 (7.74%) Design Engineer
6 21 (6.25%) IP Engineer
6 21 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 19 (5.65%) Consultant
8 17 (5.06%) Network Security Engineer
9 15 (4.46%) Network Consultant
9 15 (4.46%) Network Manager
10 13 (3.87%) Business Analyst
11 12 (3.57%) Senior Network Engineer
12 11 (3.27%) Cisco Engineer
13 10 (2.98%) Network Design Engineer
14 9 (2.68%) Support Engineer
14 9 (2.68%) Network Architect
14 9 (2.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
15 8 (2.38%) Support Analyst
16 7 (2.08%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.36%) Middleware
2 9 (2.68%) REST
3 8 (2.38%) Web Services
4 7 (2.08%) .NET
4 7 (2.08%) XMPP
5 6 (1.79%) SOAP
6 5 (1.49%) CSS
6 5 (1.49%) XML
6 5 (1.49%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.19%) XSLT
7 4 (1.19%) Classic ASP
7 4 (1.19%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.19%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.89%) jQuery
8 3 (0.89%) WF
9 2 (0.60%) WCF
9 2 (0.60%) Java EE
9 2 (0.60%) J2EE
9 2 (0.60%) HTML
9 2 (0.60%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.93%) Management Information System
2 13 (3.87%) Statistics
3 12 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
4 8 (2.38%) Cryptography
4 8 (2.38%) Blackberry
5 7 (2.08%) Client/Server
6 6 (1.79%) Data Integration
7 5 (1.49%) Embedded Systems
7 5 (1.49%) Open Source
7 5 (1.49%) PKI
8 4 (1.19%) Replication
9 3 (0.89%) Mobile Computing
9 3 (0.89%) Hedge funds
9 3 (0.89%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.89%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.89%) Derivative
10 2 (0.60%) Data Protection Act
10 2 (0.60%) NHS
10 2 (0.60%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 54 (16.07%) Windows
2 24 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (5.36%) UNIX
4 18 (5.36%) Linux
5 10 (2.98%) Solaris
6 8 (2.38%) Windows 7
7 5 (1.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (1.49%) Windows XP
8 4 (1.19%) Windows 2000
9 3 (0.89%) AIX
9 3 (0.89%) NetWare
9 3 (0.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.30%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.30%) zOS
11 1 (0.30%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (16.67%) ITIL
2 43 (12.80%) Load Balancing
3 41 (12.20%) Network Design
4 39 (11.61%) Project Management
5 33 (9.82%) Service Management
6 27 (8.04%) Service Delivery
7 26 (7.74%) Network Monitoring
7 26 (7.74%) Network Architecture
8 22 (6.55%) Change Control
9 21 (6.25%) Time Management
10 19 (5.65%) Incident Management
11 18 (5.36%) Migration
11 18 (5.36%) Capacity Management
12 17 (5.06%) SOA
13 15 (4.46%) Technical Architecture
14 14 (4.17%) Information Assurance
14 14 (4.17%) PRINCE2
15 12 (3.57%) Performance Management
15 12 (3.57%) Software Engineering
15 12 (3.57%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 18 (5.36%) SQL
2 13 (3.87%) Java
3 9 (2.68%) C
4 6 (1.79%) C++
5 5 (1.49%) Perl
6 3 (0.89%) Python
7 2 (0.60%) Ruby
7 2 (0.60%) C#
8 1 (0.30%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.30%) VB
8 1 (0.30%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.30%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 121 (36.01%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (26.49%) CCNP
3 69 (20.54%) Security Cleared
4 52 (15.48%) CCNA
5 51 (15.18%) SC Cleared
6 38 (11.31%) CCIE
7 33 (9.82%) Degree
8 27 (8.04%) CISSP
9 26 (7.74%) CCDP
10 22 (6.55%) Check Point Certification
11 19 (5.65%) DV Cleared
12 16 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
12 16 (4.76%) CCSP
13 15 (4.46%) MCSE
14 7 (2.08%) PMP
14 7 (2.08%) PMI Certification
14 7 (2.08%) CCSA
15 6 (1.79%) Chartered Engineer
15 6 (1.79%) CISM
16 5 (1.49%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (5.36%) SLA
2 17 (5.06%) QA
3 14 (4.17%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.79%) JSP 440
5 5 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.30%) HL7
System Software
1 41 (12.20%) Active Directory
2 21 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 11 (3.27%) vSphere
4 9 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.19%) XenApp
5 4 (1.19%) VMware ESX
6 2 (0.60%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.30%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (4.17%) FortiGate
2 13 (3.87%) WhatsUp Gold
3 10 (2.98%) SCCM
4 9 (2.68%) BladeLogic
5 6 (1.79%) OpenView
5 6 (1.79%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (1.49%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.49%) CiscoWorks
6 5 (1.49%) OPNET
6 5 (1.49%) SCOM
7 4 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
7 4 (1.19%) HP NNM
7 4 (1.19%) ARCserve
7 4 (1.19%) HP UCMDB
8 3 (0.89%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.89%) SCSM
8 3 (0.89%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.89%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.89%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (0.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 179 (53.27%) Cisco
2 74 (22.02%) CheckPoint
3 70 (20.83%) Juniper
4 58 (17.26%) Microsoft
5 48 (14.29%) F5
6 47 (13.99%) HP
7 26 (7.74%) VMware
8 22 (6.55%) Nokia
9 19 (5.65%) SolarWinds
10 18 (5.36%) Ericsson
10 18 (5.36%) Citrix
11 17 (5.06%) Blue Coat
12 16 (4.76%) Radware
13 15 (4.46%) Oracle
13 15 (4.46%) BMC
13 15 (4.46%) Redback
14 14 (4.17%) Riverbed
15 13 (3.87%) Huawei
16 12 (3.57%) McAfee
17 9 (2.68%) BT
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