The table below looks at the statistics for Network Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Management over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Management
Rank 473 500 430
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -70
Contract jobs citing Network Management 182 164 216
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.34% 0.28% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.35% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 99 114
Median daily rate £390 £450 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +21.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £287 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £625 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £362 £450 £370
% change year-on-year
-19.55% +21.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 5
Median hourly rate £49.19 £41.98 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.17% +49.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £26.40 £26.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.46 £33.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £42.46 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+5.98% +54.40%

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
44351 47009 44831
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 83.10% 81.05% 77.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 29387 30697 28094
Median daily rate £438 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1306 1225
Median hourly rate £31.75 £32.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £12.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £53.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.66 £34.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-3.95% +30.76%

Network Management
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Network Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 29 September 2016.

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 29 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Management within the UK over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 170 £400 -11.11% 37
London +3 69 £450 - 8
West Midlands -13 34 £494 +79.54% 2
South East +16 24 £363 -10.76% 11
Shropshire -9 22 £600 -
Telford -7 21 £600 -
East of England +24 17 £450 -5.26% 6
Croydon -7 10 £450 -14.28% 1
Scotland +13 9 £321 +23.26% 2
City of London +11 9 £471 +10.70% 2
Solihull -1 9 - -
Bedfordshire - 9 £525 - 3
Hampshire +7 8 £362 +1.25% 3
Yorkshire +15 6 £288 -30.47%
South West +9 6 £300 - 5
Berkshire -4 6 £315 -24.32% 6
Bedford - 6 - - 2
Manchester +3 5 £320 -50.76%
East Midlands -5 5 £306 -19.67% 3
North West -7 5 £320 -47.96% 1
Renfrewshire - 5 £330 - 1
Erskine - 5 £330 - 1
New Malden - 5 - -
Reading +22 4 £255 -34.19% 2
Hertfordshire +5 4 £450 -5.26%
Dorset +3 4 £315 +14.54% 2
West Yorkshire +14 3 £425 +6.25%
Oxfordshire - 3 £425 - 1
Essex - 3 £168 -
Wimborne - 3 - -

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Network Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Network Management.

1 275 (69.27%) Cisco
2 206 (51.89%) Firewall
3 189 (47.61%) Cisco Certification
4 138 (34.76%) CCNP
5 131 (33.00%) Network Security
6 126 (31.74%) CCNA
7 124 (31.23%) CheckPoint
7 124 (31.23%) Security Cleared
8 116 (29.22%) WAN
9 115 (28.97%) ITIL
10 104 (26.20%) LAN
11 101 (25.44%) Juniper
12 78 (19.65%) F5
13 77 (19.40%) Wireless
14 76 (19.14%) Cisco Nexus
15 75 (18.89%) Data Centre
15 75 (18.89%) SC Cleared
15 75 (18.89%) Load Balancing
16 71 (17.88%) HP
17 65 (16.37%) VPN
17 65 (16.37%) Windows
18 62 (15.62%) TCP/IP
18 62 (15.62%) OSPF
19 58 (14.61%) Fortinet
19 58 (14.61%) Network Monitoring
20 55 (13.85%) Network Design
21 54 (13.60%) Microsoft
22 52 (13.10%) Internet
23 51 (12.85%) Active Directory
24 50 (12.59%) Cisco ASA

Network Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 24 (6.05%) MS Exchange
2 19 (4.79%) OpenStack
3 8 (2.02%) IIS
4 6 (1.51%) CMS
4 6 (1.51%) SharePoint
5 4 (1.01%) GlassFish
5 4 (1.01%) Tomcat
6 3 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.76%) Documentum
6 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.76%) JBoss
7 2 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.50%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.25%) SAS
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.25%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (5.79%) MS Excel
2 21 (5.29%) MS Visio
3 16 (4.03%) MS Office
4 8 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.25%) MicroStation
5 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
2 1 (0.25%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.51%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (1.51%) Office 365
1 6 (1.51%) SaaS
2 4 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 206 (51.89%) Firewall
2 131 (33.00%) Network Security
3 116 (29.22%) WAN
4 104 (26.20%) LAN
5 77 (19.40%) Wireless
6 76 (19.14%) Cisco Nexus
7 65 (16.37%) VPN
8 62 (15.62%) OSPF
8 62 (15.62%) TCP/IP
9 52 (13.10%) Internet
10 50 (12.59%) Cisco ASA
11 47 (11.84%) BGP
11 47 (11.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 42 (10.58%) MPLS
13 36 (9.07%) SNMP
14 31 (7.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
15 29 (7.30%) ISDN
16 24 (6.05%) DHCP
17 22 (5.54%) DNS
17 22 (5.54%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.27%) EDRMS
1 9 (2.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (1.51%) MySQL
3 5 (1.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.50%) GIS
4 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.25%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (1.76%) Rational DOORS
2 5 (1.26%) Eclipse
3 3 (0.76%) JUnit
3 3 (0.76%) NetBeans
3 3 (0.76%) Subversion
3 3 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.50%) CruiseControl
4 2 (0.50%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.25%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.25%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
General
1 41 (10.33%) Finance
2 25 (6.30%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.52%) Banking
4 6 (1.51%) Back Office
4 6 (1.51%) Military
5 5 (1.26%) Billing
5 5 (1.26%) Retail
6 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.50%) Front Office
6 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.50%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.25%) Advertising
7 1 (0.25%) German Language
7 1 (0.25%) Legal
7 1 (0.25%) Local Government
7 1 (0.25%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 150 (37.78%) Network Engineer
2 51 (12.85%) Cisco Engineer
2 51 (12.85%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 47 (11.84%) Analyst
4 33 (8.31%) Senior Network Engineer
5 30 (7.56%) Architect
6 25 (6.30%) Support Engineer
7 23 (5.79%) Network Analyst
8 22 (5.54%) Consultant
9 19 (4.79%) Developer
9 19 (4.79%) Network Specialist
10 16 (4.03%) Design Engineer
11 15 (3.78%) Network Design Engineer
11 15 (3.78%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 14 (3.53%) Network Architect
13 13 (3.27%) Monitoring Specialist
13 13 (3.27%) Network Monitoring Specialist
13 13 (3.27%) Network Security Engineer
13 13 (3.27%) Security Engineer
14 12 (3.02%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.30%) CSS
2 21 (5.29%) 802.1X
3 19 (4.79%) Middleware
3 19 (4.79%) Web Services
4 16 (4.03%) HTML
5 15 (3.78%) .NET
6 14 (3.53%) HTML5
7 11 (2.77%) CSS3
7 11 (2.77%) React
7 11 (2.77%) REST
7 11 (2.77%) SOAP
7 11 (2.77%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (1.26%) XML
9 4 (1.01%) Java RMI
10 3 (0.76%) Mojolicious
10 3 (0.76%) PrimeFaces
10 3 (0.76%) Swing
10 3 (0.76%) XHTML
10 3 (0.76%) XSL
10 3 (0.76%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 75 (18.89%) Data Centre
2 36 (9.07%) Management Information System
3 35 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (7.05%) User Experience
5 15 (3.78%) CMDB
6 13 (3.27%) Visualisation
7 12 (3.02%) Computer Science
8 10 (2.52%) Cryptography
9 8 (2.02%) AS400
9 8 (2.02%) Mainframe
9 8 (2.02%) Tandem
9 8 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.76%) Blackberry
10 7 (1.76%) Driving Licence
11 6 (1.51%) Client/Server
11 6 (1.51%) Fat Client
11 6 (1.51%) Thin Client
12 5 (1.26%) IPTV
13 4 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 4 (1.01%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 65 (16.37%) Windows
2 40 (10.08%) Windows Server
3 39 (9.82%) Linux
4 24 (6.05%) Unix
5 18 (4.53%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (3.53%) Windows 7
7 13 (3.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (2.27%) Windows 8
9 7 (1.76%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (1.51%) SUSE
10 6 (1.51%) Windows 2000
11 4 (1.01%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.76%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.50%) AIX
13 2 (0.50%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.50%) Solaris
14 1 (0.25%) Android
14 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.25%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (28.97%) ITIL
2 75 (18.89%) Load Balancing
3 58 (14.61%) Network Monitoring
4 55 (13.85%) Network Design
5 40 (10.08%) Network Architecture
6 36 (9.07%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (9.07%) Capacity Planning
7 34 (8.56%) ITIL V3
8 31 (7.81%) Change Management
8 31 (7.81%) Service Delivery
9 30 (7.56%) Project Management
10 26 (6.55%) Continuous Improvement
11 25 (6.30%) Service Management
12 24 (6.05%) Problem Management
13 23 (5.79%) Data Privacy
14 21 (5.29%) Configuration Management
14 21 (5.29%) Information Security
14 21 (5.29%) Migration
15 20 (5.04%) Security Management
16 18 (4.53%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.79%) JavaScript
2 15 (3.78%) C#
2 15 (3.78%) SQL
3 12 (3.02%) Python
4 11 (2.77%) Perl
5 10 (2.52%) Java
6 8 (2.02%) C++
6 8 (2.02%) PHP
6 8 (2.02%) PowerShell
7 5 (1.26%) C
7 5 (1.26%) Tcl
8 3 (0.76%) Ruby
9 2 (0.50%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.50%) Jython
9 2 (0.50%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.25%) Korn
Qualifications
1 189 (47.61%) Cisco Certification
2 138 (34.76%) CCNP
3 126 (31.74%) CCNA
4 124 (31.23%) Security Cleared
5 75 (18.89%) SC Cleared
6 28 (7.05%) CCDP
6 28 (7.05%) DV Cleared
7 24 (6.05%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (5.04%) Degree
9 18 (4.53%) CCIE
10 16 (4.03%) CISSP
11 13 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
11 13 (3.27%) MCSA
12 11 (2.77%) CCSE
12 11 (2.77%) JNCIP
13 10 (2.52%) MCDBA
13 10 (2.52%) MCSE
14 9 (2.27%) CCDA
14 9 (2.27%) MCP
15 8 (2.02%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.32%) SLA
2 20 (5.04%) PCI DSS
3 9 (2.27%) Government Security Classifications
4 8 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (1.51%) QA
6 2 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.25%) BS25999
7 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.25%) MiFID
System Software
1 51 (12.85%) Active Directory
2 26 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (3.53%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.01%) Terminal Server
5 4 (1.01%) vSphere
6 2 (0.50%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (0.50%) NFS
6 2 (0.50%) vCloud
6 2 (0.50%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.25%) Firmware
7 1 (0.25%) ISA Server
7 1 (0.25%) Snort
7 1 (0.25%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.25%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 29 (7.30%) Cisco Prime
1 29 (7.30%) OPNET
2 14 (3.53%) OpenView
2 14 (3.53%) SCCM
3 11 (2.77%) Nagios
4 8 (2.02%) Nessus
5 6 (1.51%) Cisco UCCX
6 5 (1.26%) WhatsUp Gold
7 4 (1.01%) CA Spectrum
7 4 (1.01%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.01%) Puppet
7 4 (1.01%) WSUS
8 3 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (0.76%) DameWare
8 3 (0.76%) SCOM
8 3 (0.76%) Wonderware InTouch
9 2 (0.50%) Ansible
9 2 (0.50%) Cacti
9 2 (0.50%) PowerCLI
9 2 (0.50%) vRealize
Vendors
1 275 (69.27%) Cisco
2 124 (31.23%) CheckPoint
3 101 (25.44%) Juniper
4 78 (19.65%) F5
5 71 (17.88%) HP
6 58 (14.61%) Fortinet
7 54 (13.60%) Microsoft
8 49 (12.34%) SolarWinds
9 41 (10.33%) Palo Alto
10 40 (10.08%) Riverbed
11 33 (8.31%) VMware
12 30 (7.56%) TippingPoint
13 22 (5.54%) Nokia
14 20 (5.04%) BT
15 18 (4.53%) BMC
15 18 (4.53%) CA
16 17 (4.28%) Citrix
17 16 (4.03%) Dell
18 13 (3.27%) IronPort
19 12 (3.02%) EMC
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