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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Management
Rank 414 429 450
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +21
Contract jobs citing Network Management 213 155 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.29% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.50% 0.40% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 76 56
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£365 £310 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.74% -17.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £163 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £498 £550 £456
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £295 £400
% change year-on-year
+23.30% -26.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 6
Average hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.19% +13.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £18.40 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.80 £28.80 £80.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £21.88 £49.25
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -55.58%

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
42685 39165 41848
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.45% 74.14% 71.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 26606 24143 24263
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1180 1100 1502
Average hourly rate £24.00 £29.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.24% -6.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.75 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-14.16% -

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 12 September 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 12 September 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 +24 199 £365 +17.74% 65
South East +22 57 £338 +50.00% 21
London -13 49 £365 +17.74% 20
West Midlands +8 31 £425 +13.33% 6
South West -14 28 £450 +38.46% 7
Berkshire +10 22 £253 -22.30% 13
Surrey +9 18 £385 +71.11% 4
East of England -20 14 £300 -2.04% 4
City of London +11 9 £200 +23.07% 7
Hampshire -12 9 £300 +25.00%
North West -4 8 £450 +22.86% 4
Bedfordshire -11 7 £338 - 1
Wiltshire -5 6 £488 -
North East -26 6 £409 -
Tyne and Wear - 6 £409 -
Suffolk - 6 £230 -
Ipswich - 6 £230 -
Bristol - 6 £513 - 5
Bedford - 5 £319 -
East Midlands +3 4 £350 -
Birmingham -4 4 £475 +10.46% 2
Manchester - 4 £450 - 1
Slough - 4 £370 - 4
Reading +7 3 £255 - 5
Swindon -6 3 £488 -
Scotland -19 3 £304 -24.00%
Lewes - 3 £233 -
East Sussex - 3 £233 -
Leicestershire - 3 £350 -
Cheshire +10 2 - - 2

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 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.

1 222 (57.96%) Cisco
2 174 (45.43%) Firewall
3 162 (42.30%) Cisco Certification
4 119 (31.07%) CCNP
5 110 (28.72%) LAN
6 106 (27.68%) OSPF
7 101 (26.37%) WAN
8 95 (24.80%) CheckPoint
9 94 (24.54%) Security Cleared
10 88 (22.98%) MPLS
10 88 (22.98%) Juniper
11 82 (21.41%) BGP
12 80 (20.89%) SNMP
13 79 (20.63%) Network Security
14 75 (19.58%) VPN
15 73 (19.06%) SC Cleared
16 72 (18.80%) CCNA
17 71 (18.54%) Cisco ASA
18 69 (18.02%) F5
19 68 (17.75%) Telecoms
20 65 (16.97%) ITIL
21 60 (15.67%) Windows
22 58 (15.14%) CCIE
22 58 (15.14%) IPsec
22 58 (15.14%) Load Balancing
23 56 (14.62%) HP
23 56 (14.62%) Microsoft
24 53 (13.84%) Cisco Nexus
25 52 (13.58%) TCP/IP
26 50 (13.05%) Network Design

Network Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 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 22 (5.74%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.66%) Apache
3 12 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 10 (2.61%) Lync
5 8 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 7 (1.83%) MindAlign
6 7 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.57%) Mule
8 5 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2007
10 3 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.78%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.26%) CMS
11 1 (0.26%) AquaLogic
11 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.26%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.26%) CICS
11 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 36 (9.40%) MS Excel
2 25 (6.53%) MS Office
3 14 (3.66%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.09%) MS Project
5 4 (1.04%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.26%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.52%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Magento
3 1 (0.26%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.57%) SaaS
1 6 (1.57%) PaaS
1 6 (1.57%) IaaS
2 3 (0.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.52%) Office 365
4 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 174 (45.43%) Firewall
2 110 (28.72%) LAN
3 106 (27.68%) OSPF
4 101 (26.37%) WAN
5 88 (22.98%) MPLS
6 82 (21.41%) BGP
7 80 (20.89%) SNMP
8 79 (20.63%) Network Security
9 75 (19.58%) VPN
10 71 (18.54%) Cisco ASA
11 58 (15.14%) IPsec
12 53 (13.84%) Cisco Nexus
13 52 (13.58%) TCP/IP
14 49 (12.79%) VoIP
15 47 (12.27%) Cisco PIX
16 41 (10.70%) BIG-IP
17 37 (9.66%) Wireless
18 34 (8.88%) DNS
19 33 (8.62%) Cisco IOS
19 33 (8.62%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (7.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.39%) SQL Server 2005
2 13 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.09%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.83%) Data Mining
5 6 (1.57%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.57%) MySQL
6 4 (1.04%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.26%) DB2
7 1 (0.26%) MS Access
7 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.26%) Big Data
7 1 (0.26%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 2 (0.52%) ClearCase
1 2 (0.52%) ClearQuest
General
1 68 (17.75%) Telecoms
2 44 (11.49%) Finance
3 19 (4.96%) Banking
4 10 (2.61%) Retail
5 8 (2.09%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.57%) Electronics
7 5 (1.31%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.04%) Back Office
8 4 (1.04%) Legal
8 4 (1.04%) Military
9 2 (0.52%) Billing
9 2 (0.52%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Law
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.26%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 113 (29.50%) Network Engineer
2 55 (14.36%) Architect
3 36 (9.40%) Analyst
4 33 (8.62%) Design Engineer
5 28 (7.31%) Security Engineer
5 28 (7.31%) IP Engineer
6 27 (7.05%) Solutions Architect
7 26 (6.79%) Consultant
8 20 (5.22%) Network Consultant
9 18 (4.70%) Network Security Engineer
9 18 (4.70%) Support Engineer
10 17 (4.44%) Network Support
11 15 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
11 15 (3.92%) Network Manager
12 14 (3.66%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 14 (3.66%) Network Specialist
13 12 (3.13%) Network Design Engineer
13 12 (3.13%) Support Analyst
14 11 (2.87%) 2nd Line Support
14 11 (2.87%) Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.57%) Middleware
2 16 (4.18%) CSS
3 13 (3.39%) Web Services
4 8 (2.09%) REST
5 7 (1.83%) XMPP
6 6 (1.57%) Java EE
7 5 (1.31%) .NET Framework
7 5 (1.31%) SOAP
7 5 (1.31%) .NET
7 5 (1.31%) J2EE
8 4 (1.04%) Classic ASP
8 4 (1.04%) XML
8 4 (1.04%) XSLT
8 4 (1.04%) WAP
9 3 (0.78%) LAMP
9 3 (0.78%) WF
10 2 (0.52%) jQuery
10 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.52%) WCF
10 2 (0.52%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.40%) Management Information System
2 22 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
4 14 (3.66%) User Experience
4 14 (3.66%) Statistics
5 12 (3.13%) Visualisation
6 11 (2.87%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.35%) Cryptography
7 9 (2.35%) Client/Server
7 9 (2.35%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.83%) Open Source
8 7 (1.83%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.57%) Embedded Systems
9 6 (1.57%) Data Integration
9 6 (1.57%) PKI
10 5 (1.31%) Replication
11 4 (1.04%) Mobile App
12 3 (0.78%) Mobile Computing
12 3 (0.78%) Clustering
12 3 (0.78%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 60 (15.67%) Windows
2 33 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (7.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (4.96%) UNIX
5 17 (4.44%) Linux
6 10 (2.61%) Windows 7
7 8 (2.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (1.83%) Solaris
9 5 (1.31%) Windows XP
10 3 (0.78%) AIX
11 2 (0.52%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.26%) Android
12 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.26%) zOS
12 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (16.97%) ITIL
2 58 (15.14%) Load Balancing
3 50 (13.05%) Network Design
4 46 (12.01%) Network Architecture
5 45 (11.75%) Network Monitoring
6 37 (9.66%) Project Management
7 36 (9.40%) Service Delivery
8 35 (9.14%) Service Management
9 24 (6.27%) Performance Management
10 23 (6.01%) Mentoring
10 23 (6.01%) Migration
10 23 (6.01%) SOA
11 22 (5.74%) Incident Management
12 20 (5.22%) Change Control
13 18 (4.70%) Change Management
14 17 (4.44%) Validation
14 17 (4.44%) Time Management
14 17 (4.44%) Capacity Management
15 16 (4.18%) Technical Architecture
15 16 (4.18%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.44%) Java
2 15 (3.92%) SQL
3 10 (2.61%) C
4 7 (1.83%) C++
5 2 (0.52%) C#
6 1 (0.26%) Python
6 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.26%) PHP5
6 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.26%) Perl
6 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 162 (42.30%) Cisco Certification
2 119 (31.07%) CCNP
3 94 (24.54%) Security Cleared
4 73 (19.06%) SC Cleared
5 72 (18.80%) CCNA
6 58 (15.14%) CCIE
7 41 (10.70%) CISSP
8 31 (8.09%) Degree
9 27 (7.05%) CCDP
10 23 (6.01%) Check Point Certification
10 23 (6.01%) DV Cleared
11 21 (5.48%) CCSP
12 18 (4.70%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (3.66%) MCSE
14 11 (2.87%) CCSA
15 9 (2.35%) CCSE
16 8 (2.09%) PMP
16 8 (2.09%) PMI Certification
16 8 (2.09%) Chartered Engineer
17 6 (1.57%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.31%) SLA
2 24 (6.27%) QA
3 15 (3.92%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.57%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (10.97%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.53%) Hyper-V
3 19 (4.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (4.18%) vSphere
5 14 (3.66%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (1.57%) VMware ESX
7 3 (0.78%) XenApp
8 2 (0.52%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.52%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 19 (4.96%) OPNET
2 15 (3.92%) FortiGate
3 14 (3.66%) WhatsUp Gold
3 14 (3.66%) OpenView
4 9 (2.35%) SCCM
5 8 (2.09%) Netcool
6 7 (1.83%) ARCserve
6 7 (1.83%) BladeLogic
7 6 (1.57%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (1.31%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (1.31%) SCOM
8 5 (1.31%) CiscoWorks
9 4 (1.04%) HP NNM
9 4 (1.04%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (1.04%) HP UCMDB
10 3 (0.78%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.78%) SCSM
10 3 (0.78%) MAILsweeper
11 2 (0.52%) Nessus
11 2 (0.52%) WSUS
Vendors
1 222 (57.96%) Cisco
2 95 (24.80%) CheckPoint
3 88 (22.98%) Juniper
4 69 (18.02%) F5
5 56 (14.62%) Microsoft
5 56 (14.62%) HP
6 40 (10.44%) Nokia
7 31 (8.09%) BMC
8 30 (7.83%) SolarWinds
9 28 (7.31%) VMware
10 26 (6.79%) Radware
11 22 (5.74%) Redback
12 21 (5.48%) Riverbed
12 21 (5.48%) Citrix
13 18 (4.70%) Blue Coat
14 17 (4.44%) Ericsson
15 15 (3.92%) Oracle
15 15 (3.92%) Huawei
16 14 (3.66%) 3PAR
17 12 (3.13%) McAfee
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Plymouth
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