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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Management
Rank 416 415 470
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +55
Contract jobs citing Network Management 187 158 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.30% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.45% 0.41% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 83 47
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£363 £300 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £159 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £230 £345
% change year-on-year
+51.30% -33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 5 4
Average hourly rate £19.00 £19.75 £16.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.79% +17.91%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.80 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £28.80 £18.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.25 £19.75 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+7.59% +6.75%

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
41740 38461 41085
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.13% 73.30% 70.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 25873 23589 23801
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1149 1035 1459
Average hourly rate £22.88 £27.80 £31.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% -11.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +9 173 £363 +20.83% 54
London -2 56 £425 +37.09% 14
South East +17 54 £342 +52.21% 11
Berkshire +14 23 £253 -22.30% 6
West Midlands -5 18 £425 +37.09% 5
East of England -19 14 £300 - 11
Surrey -2 12 £424 +88.33% 2
City of London +25 11 £425 +161.53% 6
South West -34 11 £488 +50.00% 2
North West +1 8 £450 +157.14% 5
Wiltshire -13 7 £488 -
Bedfordshire -13 7 £338 - 6
Guildford +9 6 £373 +65.55% 1
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £344 - 1
Hampshire -12 6 £312 +41.66% 1
Suffolk - 6 £230 - 1
Ipswich - 6 £230 - 1
North East -15 5 £418 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £418 -
Bedford - 5 £319 - 1
Reading +11 4 £255 - 2
Yorkshire -1 4 £275 - 5
Manchester -8 4 £450 +157.14% 2
Bristol - 4 £513 - 1
East Midlands +6 3 £325 - 1
Birmingham 0 3 £450 +4.65% 2
Swindon -6 3 £488 -
Scotland -18 3 £304 -24.00%
Lewes - 3 £233 -
East Sussex - 3 £233 -

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 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.

1 189 (52.94%) Cisco
2 142 (39.78%) Firewall
3 129 (36.13%) Cisco Certification
4 93 (26.05%) CCNP
5 88 (24.65%) LAN
6 84 (23.53%) CheckPoint
7 81 (22.69%) WAN
7 81 (22.69%) OSPF
8 79 (22.13%) Juniper
9 78 (21.85%) Security Cleared
10 73 (20.45%) VPN
11 68 (19.05%) BGP
12 67 (18.77%) Network Security
13 66 (18.49%) Cisco ASA
14 62 (17.37%) MPLS
15 61 (17.09%) SNMP
16 58 (16.25%) ITIL
16 58 (16.25%) Windows
17 57 (15.97%) SC Cleared
18 56 (15.69%) F5
19 54 (15.13%) Microsoft
20 53 (14.85%) IPsec
21 51 (14.29%) CCNA
21 51 (14.29%) HP
21 51 (14.29%) Telecoms
21 51 (14.29%) Load Balancing
22 48 (13.45%) Cisco PIX
23 46 (12.89%) VoIP
24 44 (12.32%) Finance
25 41 (11.48%) Active Directory

Network Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 18 (5.04%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.92%) Apache
3 10 (2.80%) SharePoint
3 10 (2.80%) Lync
4 8 (2.24%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (1.96%) MindAlign
6 6 (1.68%) Mule
7 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.84%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.28%) CMS
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.28%) CICS
10 1 (0.28%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (9.80%) MS Excel
2 23 (6.44%) MS Office
3 15 (4.20%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.24%) MS Project
5 4 (1.12%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.56%) SAP ERP
1 2 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.28%) Magento
2 1 (0.28%) Shopify
2 1 (0.28%) SAP CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.40%) SaaS
1 5 (1.40%) PaaS
1 5 (1.40%) IaaS
2 2 (0.56%) Office 365
2 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.28%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (39.78%) Firewall
2 88 (24.65%) LAN
3 81 (22.69%) WAN
3 81 (22.69%) OSPF
4 73 (20.45%) VPN
5 68 (19.05%) BGP
6 67 (18.77%) Network Security
7 66 (18.49%) Cisco ASA
8 62 (17.37%) MPLS
9 61 (17.09%) SNMP
10 53 (14.85%) IPsec
11 48 (13.45%) Cisco PIX
12 46 (12.89%) VoIP
13 38 (10.64%) TCP/IP
13 38 (10.64%) Wireless
13 38 (10.64%) Cisco Nexus
14 37 (10.36%) DNS
15 33 (9.24%) Cisco IOS
16 31 (8.68%) BIG-IP
17 29 (8.12%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (8.12%) SQL Server
2 11 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (2.24%) Data Mining
4 6 (1.68%) Oracle Database
4 6 (1.68%) Relational Database
4 6 (1.68%) MySQL
5 5 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.12%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.28%) Hazelcast
7 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.28%) Big Data
7 1 (0.28%) DB2
7 1 (0.28%) MS Access
7 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 2 (0.56%) ClearCase
1 2 (0.56%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.28%) JIRA
2 1 (0.28%) Selenium
General
1 51 (14.29%) Telecoms
2 44 (12.32%) Finance
3 23 (6.44%) Banking
4 12 (3.36%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.52%) Retail
6 6 (1.68%) Electronics
7 5 (1.40%) Financial Institution
8 4 (1.12%) Back Office
8 4 (1.12%) Legal
8 4 (1.12%) Military
9 2 (0.56%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.56%) Billing
9 2 (0.56%) Advertising
10 1 (0.28%) Law
10 1 (0.28%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 105 (29.41%) Network Engineer
2 51 (14.29%) Architect
3 35 (9.80%) Analyst
4 28 (7.84%) Design Engineer
5 25 (7.00%) Security Engineer
5 25 (7.00%) IP Engineer
6 24 (6.72%) Solutions Architect
7 21 (5.88%) Consultant
8 17 (4.76%) Network Consultant
9 16 (4.48%) Network Manager
10 15 (4.20%) Network Security Engineer
11 14 (3.92%) Support Engineer
11 14 (3.92%) Cisco Engineer
11 14 (3.92%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 13 (3.64%) Business Analyst
13 11 (3.08%) 2nd Line Support
14 10 (2.80%) Senior Network Engineer
15 9 (2.52%) Support Analyst
15 9 (2.52%) Network Architect
15 9 (2.52%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (6.16%) Middleware
2 11 (3.08%) Web Services
2 11 (3.08%) CSS
3 9 (2.52%) REST
4 7 (1.96%) .NET
4 7 (1.96%) XMPP
5 6 (1.68%) SOAP
6 5 (1.40%) .NET Framework
7 4 (1.12%) Java EE
7 4 (1.12%) J2EE
7 4 (1.12%) Classic ASP
7 4 (1.12%) ASP.NET
7 4 (1.12%) XML
7 4 (1.12%) XSLT
7 4 (1.12%) jQuery
7 4 (1.12%) ASP.NET MVC
8 3 (0.84%) WF
9 2 (0.56%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (0.56%) HTML5
9 2 (0.56%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.96%) Management Information System
2 14 (3.92%) Statistics
3 13 (3.64%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (3.36%) Computer Science
5 9 (2.52%) Cryptography
6 8 (2.24%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.24%) Client/Server
7 7 (1.96%) Open Source
7 7 (1.96%) Hedge funds
8 6 (1.68%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (1.68%) Data Integration
8 6 (1.68%) PKI
9 4 (1.12%) Visualisation
10 3 (0.84%) Mobile Computing
10 3 (0.84%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.84%) Derivative
10 3 (0.84%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.84%) Replication
11 2 (0.56%) NHS
11 2 (0.56%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 58 (16.25%) Windows
2 30 (8.40%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (5.32%) Linux
5 17 (4.76%) UNIX
6 9 (2.52%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.96%) Solaris
8 6 (1.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (1.40%) Windows XP
10 4 (1.12%) Windows 2000
11 3 (0.84%) NetWare
11 3 (0.84%) AIX
11 3 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.56%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.28%) Android
13 1 (0.28%) zOS
13 1 (0.28%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (16.25%) ITIL
2 51 (14.29%) Load Balancing
3 41 (11.48%) Project Management
4 38 (10.64%) Network Design
5 35 (9.80%) Service Management
6 33 (9.24%) Network Monitoring
7 32 (8.96%) Network Architecture
7 32 (8.96%) Service Delivery
8 22 (6.16%) Change Control
9 21 (5.88%) Incident Management
10 20 (5.60%) Migration
11 19 (5.32%) SOA
12 17 (4.76%) Capacity Management
12 17 (4.76%) Time Management
13 16 (4.48%) Technical Architecture
14 15 (4.20%) Information Assurance
15 14 (3.92%) PRINCE2
15 14 (3.92%) Software Engineering
16 13 (3.64%) Risk Assessment
16 13 (3.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.76%) Java
1 17 (4.76%) SQL
2 10 (2.80%) C
3 7 (1.96%) C++
4 2 (0.56%) C#
5 1 (0.28%) Python
5 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.28%) PHP5
5 1 (0.28%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.28%) Perl
5 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 129 (36.13%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (26.05%) CCNP
3 78 (21.85%) Security Cleared
4 57 (15.97%) SC Cleared
5 51 (14.29%) CCNA
6 40 (11.20%) CCIE
7 30 (8.40%) Degree
8 27 (7.56%) CCDP
9 25 (7.00%) CISSP
10 22 (6.16%) DV Cleared
10 22 (6.16%) Check Point Certification
11 18 (5.04%) CCSP
12 17 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
13 14 (3.92%) MCSE
14 9 (2.52%) CCSA
15 8 (2.24%) Chartered Engineer
16 7 (1.96%) CCSE
16 7 (1.96%) PMP
16 7 (1.96%) PMI Certification
17 6 (1.68%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.44%) QA
2 21 (5.88%) SLA
3 14 (3.92%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.68%) JSP 440
5 3 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.28%) HL7
System Software
1 41 (11.48%) Active Directory
2 24 (6.72%) Hyper-V
3 17 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (4.20%) vSphere
5 13 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.12%) XenApp
6 4 (1.12%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.28%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 14 (3.92%) WhatsUp Gold
1 14 (3.92%) FortiGate
2 10 (2.80%) OpenView
2 10 (2.80%) SCCM
3 9 (2.52%) OPNET
4 7 (1.96%) BladeLogic
5 6 (1.68%) Cisco Prime
6 5 (1.40%) HP Quality Center
6 5 (1.40%) SCOM
6 5 (1.40%) CiscoWorks
6 5 (1.40%) Netcool
6 5 (1.40%) ARCserve
7 4 (1.12%) HP NNM
7 4 (1.12%) HP UCMDB
8 3 (0.84%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (0.84%) SCOrch
8 3 (0.84%) SCSM
8 3 (0.84%) MAILsweeper
9 1 (0.28%) DameWare
9 1 (0.28%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 189 (52.94%) Cisco
2 84 (23.53%) CheckPoint
3 79 (22.13%) Juniper
4 56 (15.69%) F5
5 54 (15.13%) Microsoft
6 51 (14.29%) HP
7 29 (8.12%) Nokia
8 24 (6.72%) VMware
9 22 (6.16%) BMC
10 21 (5.88%) SolarWinds
11 20 (5.60%) Radware
12 18 (5.04%) Redback
12 18 (5.04%) Blue Coat
13 17 (4.76%) Citrix
14 16 (4.48%) Ericsson
15 13 (3.64%) McAfee
15 13 (3.64%) Oracle
15 13 (3.64%) Riverbed
16 11 (3.08%) 3PAR
16 11 (3.08%) Huawei
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