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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Management
Rank 384 424 426
Rank change year-on-year
+40 +2
Contract jobs citing Network Management 224 173 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.42% 0.33% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.43% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 129 93 70
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£350 £349 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.36% +16.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £194 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +22.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 3
Average hourly rate £19.50 £36.88 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.11% +5.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.70 £16.67 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.65 £44.00 £147.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £40.00 £105.00
% change year-on-year
-42.50% -61.90%

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
41173 39816 35317
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.21% 75.21% 74.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 26232 25172 21131
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1182 1174 1060
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -11.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.77 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.81 £50.00 £49.52
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 29 May 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 29 May 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 29 May 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 +9 208 £350 +0.36% 42
London +31 90 £350 -4.10% 16
South East -14 51 £378 +7.85% 8
City of London +12 19 £344 -11.29% 4
Buckinghamshire +4 18 £425 -5.55% 1
North West -5 18 £300 - 4
Milton Keynes +7 16 £425 -5.55% 1
Berkshire -2 15 £340 +4.61% 5
East of England +3 14 £375 +66.66% 4
West Midlands -6 11 £380 +12.59% 2
Hampshire -1 10 £350 +14.75%
Manchester -1 10 £300 - 2
East Midlands +2 9 £450 +12.50%
Scotland - 8 £263 - 2
Reading -6 7 £370 +13.84% 4
South West +16 6 £360 +9.09% 3
Cambridgeshire +4 6 £225 -20.35% 2
Peterborough +8 5 £225 -
Surrey +9 4 £390 +11.42%
Staffordshire 0 4 £350 +16.66%
Nottinghamshire -6 4 £650 -
Renfrewshire - 4 £267 -
Merseyside - 4 - - 1
Northamptonshire - 4 £450 -
Northampton - 4 £450 -
Nottingham - 4 £650 -
Birmingham - 4 £380 - 2
Erskine - 4 £267 -
Glasgow - 4 £228 - 1
Bristol +9 3 £360 +7.86% 1

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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.

1 244 (59.08%) Cisco
2 167 (40.44%) Firewall
3 148 (35.84%) LAN
4 132 (31.96%) Cisco Certification
5 126 (30.51%) WAN
6 104 (25.18%) ITIL
7 102 (24.70%) Cisco ASA
8 93 (22.52%) Wireless
9 91 (22.03%) VPN
10 90 (21.79%) Network Security
11 83 (20.10%) Windows
12 80 (19.37%) CCNA
13 78 (18.89%) CCNP
14 74 (17.92%) Finance
15 73 (17.68%) BGP
15 73 (17.68%) F5
16 72 (17.43%) Security Cleared
17 70 (16.95%) Data Centre
18 66 (15.98%) MPLS
18 66 (15.98%) CheckPoint
19 63 (15.25%) DNS
20 62 (15.01%) SolarWinds
21 60 (14.53%) TCP/IP
22 58 (14.04%) HP
22 58 (14.04%) Juniper
23 56 (13.56%) Cisco Nexus
24 55 (13.32%) Internet
24 55 (13.32%) SC Cleared
25 53 (12.83%) OSPF
26 52 (12.59%) Linux

Network Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 20 (4.84%) SharePoint
2 16 (3.87%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.18%) IIS
3 9 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (1.21%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (0.73%) WebLogic
6 3 (0.73%) Documentum
6 3 (0.73%) AquaLogic
6 3 (0.73%) Lync
6 3 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.48%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.48%) Smallworld
8 1 (0.24%) GroupWise
8 1 (0.24%) CMS
8 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.24%) SAS
8 1 (0.24%) Moodle
Applications
1 30 (7.26%) MS Excel
2 26 (6.30%) MS Office
3 12 (2.91%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.24%) Simulink
6 1 (0.24%) Stateflow
6 1 (0.24%) TargetLink
Business Applications
1 4 (0.97%) IntelliMatch
1 4 (0.97%) Misys Midas
1 4 (0.97%) Kondor+
2 3 (0.73%) Temenos Globus
2 3 (0.73%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.24%) Cognos Business Intelligence
Cloud Services
1 7 (1.69%) IaaS
2 3 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.24%) SaaS
4 1 (0.24%) PaaS
4 1 (0.24%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 167 (40.44%) Firewall
2 148 (35.84%) LAN
3 126 (30.51%) WAN
4 102 (24.70%) Cisco ASA
5 93 (22.52%) Wireless
6 91 (22.03%) VPN
7 90 (21.79%) Network Security
8 73 (17.68%) BGP
9 66 (15.98%) MPLS
10 63 (15.25%) DNS
11 60 (14.53%) TCP/IP
12 56 (13.56%) Cisco Nexus
13 55 (13.32%) Internet
14 53 (12.83%) OSPF
15 50 (12.11%) Ethernet
16 49 (11.86%) EIGRP
17 46 (11.14%) SNMP
18 41 (9.93%) DHCP
18 41 (9.93%) IPsec
18 41 (9.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.84%) SQL Server
2 12 (2.91%) Relational Database
2 12 (2.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.21%) QlikView
5 4 (0.97%) Big Data
5 4 (0.97%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.97%) MS Access
6 3 (0.73%) Data Mining
6 3 (0.73%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.48%) Redis
7 2 (0.48%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.48%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.24%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.24%) MySQL
8 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.24%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 4 (0.97%) JIRA
1 4 (0.97%) Bugzilla
2 2 (0.48%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.48%) Subversion
3 1 (0.24%) JUnit
General
1 74 (17.92%) Finance
2 51 (12.35%) Telecoms
3 29 (7.02%) Banking
4 27 (6.54%) Multimedia
5 14 (3.39%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.69%) Back Office
6 7 (1.69%) Billing
7 6 (1.45%) Law
8 3 (0.73%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.73%) German Language
9 2 (0.48%) Marketing
9 2 (0.48%) Corporate Banking
9 2 (0.48%) Retail
9 2 (0.48%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.24%) Automotive
10 1 (0.24%) Electronics
10 1 (0.24%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 123 (29.78%) Network Engineer
2 79 (19.13%) Analyst
3 36 (8.72%) Network Support
4 33 (7.99%) Network Analyst
5 31 (7.51%) Support Analyst
6 23 (5.57%) Support Engineer
7 22 (5.33%) Consultant
8 20 (4.84%) Senior Network Engineer
9 18 (4.36%) Architect
10 17 (4.12%) Business Analyst
10 17 (4.12%) Network Consultant
11 16 (3.87%) Network Support Analyst
12 15 (3.63%) Network Manager
13 14 (3.39%) Network Architect
14 12 (2.91%) Network Specialist
14 12 (2.91%) Administrator
14 12 (2.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (2.66%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 10 (2.42%) 3rd Line Support
17 9 (2.18%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.42%) Middleware
2 9 (2.18%) CSS
3 5 (1.21%) Web Services
3 5 (1.21%) .NET
4 4 (0.97%) WAP
5 3 (0.73%) Java EE
6 2 (0.48%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.48%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.48%) jQuery
6 2 (0.48%) Symfony
6 2 (0.48%) XMPP
6 2 (0.48%) HTML
6 2 (0.48%) MFC
6 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.24%) LAMP
7 1 (0.24%) WinForms
7 1 (0.24%) RESTful
7 1 (0.24%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.24%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.24%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 70 (16.95%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.30%) CMDB
3 23 (5.57%) Analytical Skills
4 21 (5.08%) PKI
5 12 (2.91%) Cryptography
6 8 (1.94%) User Experience
6 8 (1.94%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (1.94%) e-Health
6 8 (1.94%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.45%) NHS
8 5 (1.21%) Statistics
9 4 (0.97%) Visualisation
9 4 (0.97%) SWIFT
9 4 (0.97%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.97%) iSeries
9 4 (0.97%) STB
10 3 (0.73%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.73%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.48%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 83 (20.10%) Windows
2 52 (12.59%) Linux
3 35 (8.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (7.75%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (5.33%) Windows 7
6 16 (3.87%) Solaris
7 14 (3.39%) UNIX
7 14 (3.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (2.18%) Windows XP
8 9 (2.18%) Windows 8
9 3 (0.73%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (0.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.48%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.24%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.24%) NetWare
11 1 (0.24%) Android
11 1 (0.24%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.24%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (25.18%) ITIL
2 49 (11.86%) Change Management
2 49 (11.86%) Load Balancing
2 49 (11.86%) Network Monitoring
3 48 (11.62%) Service Management
4 41 (9.93%) Incident Management
5 39 (9.44%) Service Delivery
6 38 (9.20%) Configuration Management
7 34 (8.23%) Project Management
8 33 (7.99%) Network Design
9 22 (5.33%) Capacity Planning
10 21 (5.08%) CRM
10 21 (5.08%) Network Architecture
11 19 (4.60%) Migration
11 19 (4.60%) ITIL V3
12 17 (4.12%) Stakeholder Management
12 17 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
13 16 (3.87%) Time Management
13 16 (3.87%) Performance Management
14 15 (3.63%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 45 (10.90%) SQL
2 22 (5.33%) Perl
3 16 (3.87%) Python
4 10 (2.42%) Java
5 7 (1.69%) Shell Script
5 7 (1.69%) PHP
6 6 (1.45%) C
6 6 (1.45%) C++
6 6 (1.45%) VBA
7 5 (1.21%) C#
8 4 (0.97%) Ruby
9 3 (0.73%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.48%) PowerShell
10 2 (0.48%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.24%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 132 (31.96%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (19.37%) CCNA
3 78 (18.89%) CCNP
4 72 (17.43%) Security Cleared
5 55 (13.32%) SC Cleared
6 33 (7.99%) CCIE
7 24 (5.81%) DV Cleared
8 23 (5.57%) Degree
9 18 (4.36%) CCDP
10 12 (2.91%) MCSE
10 12 (2.91%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (2.66%) PMI Certification
12 10 (2.42%) PMP
13 8 (1.94%) MCP
14 6 (1.45%) CCVP
14 6 (1.45%) CISSP
15 5 (1.21%) Check Point Certification
15 5 (1.21%) CCSP
16 4 (0.97%) JNCIS
16 4 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (7.51%) SLA
2 15 (3.63%) QA
3 10 (2.42%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 5 (1.21%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.73%) BS25999
5 3 (0.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (8.47%) Active Directory
2 16 (3.87%) Hyper-V
3 14 (3.39%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (1.94%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (1.94%) vSphere
5 7 (1.69%) Firmware
6 5 (1.21%) VMware ESX
7 4 (0.97%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.48%) XenApp
9 1 (0.24%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.24%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (5.33%) Cisco Prime
2 21 (5.08%) Netcool
3 14 (3.39%) WhatsUp Gold
4 8 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
4 8 (1.94%) SCCM
4 8 (1.94%) HP NNM
4 8 (1.94%) CiscoWorks
4 8 (1.94%) OPNET
5 7 (1.69%) OpenView
5 7 (1.69%) SCOM
5 7 (1.69%) CA Spectrum
6 6 (1.45%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (1.45%) ARCserve
7 5 (1.21%) HP UCMDB
8 4 (0.97%) Cisco IPCC
8 4 (0.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (0.97%) Nagios
9 3 (0.73%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.73%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 3 (0.73%) WSUS
Vendors
1 244 (59.08%) Cisco
2 73 (17.68%) F5
3 66 (15.98%) CheckPoint
4 62 (15.01%) SolarWinds
5 58 (14.04%) HP
5 58 (14.04%) Juniper
6 51 (12.35%) Microsoft
7 32 (7.75%) McAfee
8 29 (7.02%) Blue Coat
9 28 (6.78%) Infoblox
9 28 (6.78%) Citrix
9 28 (6.78%) VMware
10 27 (6.54%) Nokia
11 24 (5.81%) NetScout
12 21 (5.08%) Aruba
13 19 (4.60%) CA
13 19 (4.60%) EMC
14 18 (4.36%) Oracle
15 17 (4.12%) IBM
15 17 (4.12%) Splunk
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