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 30 October 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
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Management
Rank 416 419 426
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing Network Management 189 152 149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.29% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.44% 0.40% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 67 66
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£365 £395 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.59% +7.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £550 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £386
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -15.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 6
Average hourly rate £37.00 £21.00 £59.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.19% -64.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.30 £17.40 £25.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.72 £26.78 £127.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.05 £17.50 £59.50
% change year-on-year
+111.71% -70.58%

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
42805 38338 38752
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.63% 74.18% 71.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 27653 23841 22623
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £585 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.13% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1170 1158 1420
Average hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -10.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 October 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
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 30 October 2014.

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 30 October 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 +6 184 £365 -7.59% 56
London -10 51 £375 -19.35% 16
South East -7 41 £347 +51.07% 11
West Midlands +19 39 £350 -11.39% 7
South West -14 28 £450 +38.46% 7
Shropshire +8 21 £313 -15.25% 1
Telford +8 19 £313 -20.88% 1
Berkshire +9 16 £370 +13.84% 5
Devon - 15 £450 - 1
North East -33 12 £348 - 1
Hampshire -12 11 £300 -
Surrey 0 9 £371 +63.18% 1
Guildford -5 9 £371 +65.00% 1
City of London +14 7 £388 -8.76% 5
Wiltshire -11 5 £479 +63.67% 2
Yorkshire -15 5 £263 -4.54% 2
Bristol - 5 £513 - 3
Swindon -3 4 £479 +84.13% 1
Slough -5 4 £373 +24.16% 1
North West -20 4 £450 +110.52% 3
Reading +14 3 £301 - 3
Birmingham -4 3 £800 +86.04% 3
East of England -25 3 £338 +3.84% 6
East Midlands +2 2 £350 +40.00% 3
Buckinghamshire -12 2 £338 - 1
Manchester -12 2 £450 - 2
Milton Keynes -12 2 £338 - 1
Bedfordshire -13 2 £338 - 2
Warwickshire - 2 £325 -
Kent - 2 £413 - 2

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 October 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.

1 238 (63.47%) Cisco
2 180 (48.00%) Firewall
3 158 (42.13%) Cisco Certification
4 118 (31.47%) LAN
5 114 (30.40%) CCNP
6 113 (30.13%) WAN
7 109 (29.07%) OSPF
8 101 (26.93%) CheckPoint
9 93 (24.80%) Juniper
10 90 (24.00%) Security Cleared
11 83 (22.13%) BGP
12 82 (21.87%) Network Security
13 81 (21.60%) CCNA
14 79 (21.07%) ITIL
14 79 (21.07%) MPLS
15 76 (20.27%) Load Balancing
16 75 (20.00%) F5
17 74 (19.73%) Network Monitoring
18 73 (19.47%) SC Cleared
19 68 (18.13%) Telecoms
20 67 (17.87%) Windows
20 67 (17.87%) SNMP
21 65 (17.33%) Cisco ASA
22 63 (16.80%) VPN
22 63 (16.80%) HP
23 62 (16.53%) Network Design
24 58 (15.47%) Cisco Nexus
25 53 (14.13%) Microsoft
26 49 (13.07%) CCIE
27 48 (12.80%) TCP/IP

Network Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 (4.53%) MS Exchange
2 9 (2.40%) SharePoint
2 9 (2.40%) Lync
3 7 (1.87%) MindAlign
3 7 (1.87%) Apache
4 6 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.60%) Mule
5 4 (1.07%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.07%) WebSphere
6 3 (0.80%) AquaLogic
6 3 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (0.80%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.27%) CICS
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.27%) CMS
8 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 34 (9.07%) MS Excel
2 33 (8.80%) MS Office
3 17 (4.53%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.60%) MS Project
5 4 (1.07%) AutoCAD
6 3 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.27%) Magento
2 1 (0.27%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.33%) SaaS
1 5 (1.33%) PaaS
1 5 (1.33%) IaaS
2 3 (0.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.27%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 180 (48.00%) Firewall
2 118 (31.47%) LAN
3 113 (30.13%) WAN
4 109 (29.07%) OSPF
5 83 (22.13%) BGP
6 82 (21.87%) Network Security
7 79 (21.07%) MPLS
8 67 (17.87%) SNMP
9 65 (17.33%) Cisco ASA
10 63 (16.80%) VPN
11 58 (15.47%) Cisco Nexus
12 48 (12.80%) TCP/IP
13 44 (11.73%) IPsec
14 40 (10.67%) VoIP
15 37 (9.87%) Cisco IOS
15 37 (9.87%) BIG-IP
16 36 (9.60%) Cisco PIX
16 36 (9.60%) SAN
17 35 (9.33%) DNS
18 32 (8.53%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (4.80%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.87%) Data Mining
3 6 (1.60%) Relational Database
3 6 (1.60%) MySQL
3 6 (1.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.60%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (1.33%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.27%) DB2
6 1 (0.27%) Big Data
6 1 (0.27%) Hazelcast
6 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
General
1 68 (18.13%) Telecoms
2 45 (12.00%) Finance
3 19 (5.07%) Banking
4 14 (3.73%) Retail
5 7 (1.87%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.07%) Back Office
6 4 (1.07%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.80%) Electronics
8 2 (0.53%) Law
8 2 (0.53%) Legal
8 2 (0.53%) Advertising
8 2 (0.53%) Billing
9 1 (0.27%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 127 (33.87%) Network Engineer
2 50 (13.33%) Architect
3 34 (9.07%) Consultant
4 33 (8.80%) Design Engineer
5 27 (7.20%) Analyst
5 27 (7.20%) Network Consultant
6 22 (5.87%) IP Engineer
6 22 (5.87%) Security Engineer
7 20 (5.33%) Solutions Architect
7 20 (5.33%) Network Security Engineer
7 20 (5.33%) Support Engineer
8 19 (5.07%) Network Support
9 16 (4.27%) Network Specialist
9 16 (4.27%) Network Design Engineer
10 14 (3.73%) Cisco Engineer
11 13 (3.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 13 (3.47%) Network Manager
11 13 (3.47%) Monitoring Specialist
12 11 (2.93%) Senior Network Engineer
12 11 (2.93%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (8.00%) Middleware
2 19 (5.07%) CSS
3 12 (3.20%) Web Services
4 7 (1.87%) XMPP
4 7 (1.87%) Java EE
4 7 (1.87%) REST
5 5 (1.33%) WAP
5 5 (1.33%) SOAP
6 4 (1.07%) J2EE
7 3 (0.80%) WF
7 3 (0.80%) LAMP
8 2 (0.53%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 2 (0.53%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.53%) .NET
8 2 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.53%) WCF
8 2 (0.53%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.53%) jQuery
9 1 (0.27%) Spring
9 1 (0.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 28 (7.47%) Management Information System
2 23 (6.13%) User Experience
3 19 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
4 17 (4.53%) Visualisation
4 17 (4.53%) Cryptography
5 14 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
6 13 (3.47%) Statistics
7 8 (2.13%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.87%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.60%) Client/Server
9 6 (1.60%) Data Integration
9 6 (1.60%) Open Source
9 6 (1.60%) Computer Science
9 6 (1.60%) e-Health
10 5 (1.33%) Mobile App
11 4 (1.07%) Replication
11 4 (1.07%) Thin Client
11 4 (1.07%) Fat Client
11 4 (1.07%) Clustering
11 4 (1.07%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 67 (17.87%) Windows
2 37 (9.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (9.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (6.93%) Linux
5 20 (5.33%) UNIX
6 10 (2.67%) Windows XP
7 9 (2.40%) Windows 7
8 8 (2.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.33%) Solaris
10 3 (0.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.80%) AIX
10 3 (0.80%) Windows 8
11 2 (0.53%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.27%) Android
12 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.27%) zOS
12 1 (0.27%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.27%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (21.07%) ITIL
2 76 (20.27%) Load Balancing
3 74 (19.73%) Network Monitoring
4 62 (16.53%) Network Design
5 45 (12.00%) Network Architecture
6 41 (10.93%) Service Management
7 40 (10.67%) Service Delivery
8 30 (8.00%) Performance Management
9 28 (7.47%) Project Management
9 28 (7.47%) Incident Management
10 26 (6.93%) Migration
11 22 (5.87%) Change Management
12 20 (5.33%) Capacity Management
13 19 (5.07%) Time Management
14 16 (4.27%) SOA
15 15 (4.00%) Stakeholder Management
15 15 (4.00%) Mentoring
16 13 (3.47%) Problem Management
16 13 (3.47%) Validation
16 13 (3.47%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (3.20%) Java
2 11 (2.93%) SQL
3 3 (0.80%) C++
3 3 (0.80%) C
4 2 (0.53%) Python
4 2 (0.53%) C#
4 2 (0.53%) VB
5 1 (0.27%) PHP5
5 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.27%) Perl
5 1 (0.27%) PHP
5 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 158 (42.13%) Cisco Certification
2 114 (30.40%) CCNP
3 90 (24.00%) Security Cleared
4 81 (21.60%) CCNA
5 73 (19.47%) SC Cleared
6 49 (13.07%) CCIE
7 35 (9.33%) CISSP
8 23 (6.13%) CCDP
9 22 (5.87%) Microsoft Certification
9 22 (5.87%) Degree
10 17 (4.53%) DV Cleared
11 15 (4.00%) Check Point Certification
11 15 (4.00%) CCSP
12 13 (3.47%) MCSE
13 11 (2.93%) CCSA
14 10 (2.67%) CCSE
15 8 (2.13%) MCSA
16 7 (1.87%) MCITP
17 6 (1.60%) CISM
18 5 (1.33%) Chartered Engineer
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (7.47%) QA
2 26 (6.93%) SLA
3 13 (3.47%) JSP 440
4 11 (2.93%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 39 (10.40%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 23 (6.13%) vSphere
4 22 (5.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 20 (5.33%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.33%) XenApp
6 5 (1.33%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.07%) XenDesktop
8 2 (0.53%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 26 (6.93%) OPNET
2 22 (5.87%) OpenView
2 22 (5.87%) WhatsUp Gold
3 10 (2.67%) FortiGate
3 10 (2.67%) SCCM
4 9 (2.40%) Netcool
5 8 (2.13%) CiscoWorks
6 6 (1.60%) CA Spectrum
6 6 (1.60%) Cisco Prime
7 5 (1.33%) SolarWinds Orion
7 5 (1.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (1.07%) HP UCMDB
8 4 (1.07%) ARCserve
8 4 (1.07%) SCOM
8 4 (1.07%) Nessus
8 4 (1.07%) HP NNM
9 3 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
9 3 (0.80%) Tivoli
10 2 (0.53%) SCOrch
10 2 (0.53%) SCSM
Vendors
1 238 (63.47%) Cisco
2 101 (26.93%) CheckPoint
3 93 (24.80%) Juniper
4 75 (20.00%) F5
5 63 (16.80%) HP
6 53 (14.13%) Microsoft
7 41 (10.93%) SolarWinds
8 40 (10.67%) Nokia
9 35 (9.33%) BMC
10 31 (8.27%) VMware
10 31 (8.27%) Riverbed
11 25 (6.67%) Radware
12 21 (5.60%) McAfee
12 21 (5.60%) Citrix
13 20 (5.33%) 3PAR
13 20 (5.33%) Redback
14 16 (4.27%) EMC
14 16 (4.27%) BT
15 15 (4.00%) Blue Coat
16 13 (3.47%) Fortinet
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