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 3 July 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Management
Rank 432 423 422
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -1
Contract jobs citing Network Management 183 176 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.33% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.44% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 81 70
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£350 £366 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.24% +4.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £171 £241 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £516
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £348 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.29% +26.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 5 6
Average hourly rate £21.00 £19.00 £19.88
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.52% -4.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £37.50 £99.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year
-16.36% +39.24%

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
43274 40267 36736
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.50% 76.08% 74.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 27921 25102 22050
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1158 1185 1094
Average hourly rate £29.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.43% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £13.00 £12.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -29 173 £350 -4.24% 55
London +7 80 £350 -22.22% 12
South East -39 39 £378 +7.85% 19
North West -6 16 £300 - 4
City of London -13 16 £444 -1.38% 2
East of England +2 14 £300 +6.19% 3
Buckinghamshire 0 14 £433 -1.14% 1
Milton Keynes +4 13 £433 +8.12% 1
Berkshire +2 12 £314 -7.10% 8
Manchester -3 10 £300 - 3
Cambridgeshire +2 8 £225 -20.35% 2
West Midlands +2 8 £315 -14.28% 4
Scotland - 8 £255 - 3
Peterborough +10 7 £225 - 1
Hampshire -3 7 £363 +12.40% 2
East Midlands -6 7 £478 +23.22% 2
Reading -2 5 £340 +4.61% 3
South West -6 5 £295 -7.45% 6
Glasgow - 5 £228 - 2
Staffordshire 0 4 £350 +34.61%
Nottinghamshire - 4 £650 - 1
Nottingham - 4 £650 - 1
Suffolk +17 3 - -
Ipswich +5 3 - -
Wiltshire +1 3 £295 - 1
Surrey -12 3 £390 +1.96% 3
Merseyside - 3 - - 1
Birmingham - 3 £315 - 2
Slough - 3 £250 - 1
Swindon - 3 £295 -

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 220 (57.74%) Cisco
2 146 (38.32%) Firewall
3 136 (35.70%) LAN
4 128 (33.60%) WAN
5 115 (30.18%) Cisco Certification
6 93 (24.41%) ITIL
7 89 (23.36%) Windows
8 88 (23.10%) Wireless
8 88 (23.10%) Network Security
9 84 (22.05%) Cisco ASA
9 84 (22.05%) VPN
10 74 (19.42%) BGP
11 71 (18.64%) CCNP
12 70 (18.37%) MPLS
12 70 (18.37%) Data Centre
13 66 (17.32%) Finance
14 63 (16.54%) F5
15 61 (16.01%) CCNA
16 60 (15.75%) Internet
17 59 (15.49%) DNS
17 59 (15.49%) SolarWinds
18 58 (15.22%) TCP/IP
18 58 (15.22%) CheckPoint
19 57 (14.96%) OSPF
20 55 (14.44%) HP
20 55 (14.44%) Microsoft
21 53 (13.91%) Juniper
21 53 (13.91%) Security Cleared
22 52 (13.65%) Network Monitoring
23 50 (13.12%) Ethernet

Network Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 23 (6.04%) SharePoint
2 18 (4.72%) MS Exchange
3 13 (3.41%) IIS
4 11 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
7 3 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (0.79%) Documentum
7 3 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (0.79%) Lync
8 2 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (0.52%) Smallworld
8 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.26%) MindAlign
9 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.26%) Moodle
9 1 (0.26%) SAS
9 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.26%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 31 (8.14%) MS Excel
2 27 (7.09%) MS Office
3 13 (3.41%) MS Visio
4 8 (2.10%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.52%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.26%) TargetLink
6 1 (0.26%) MS Project
6 1 (0.26%) Simulink
6 1 (0.26%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Kondor+
1 4 (1.05%) Misys Midas
1 4 (1.05%) IntelliMatch
2 3 (0.79%) Temenos T24
2 3 (0.79%) Temenos Globus
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.57%) IaaS
2 5 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.05%) SaaS
4 3 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (0.52%) PaaS
5 2 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 146 (38.32%) Firewall
2 136 (35.70%) LAN
3 128 (33.60%) WAN
4 88 (23.10%) Wireless
4 88 (23.10%) Network Security
5 84 (22.05%) Cisco ASA
5 84 (22.05%) VPN
6 74 (19.42%) BGP
7 70 (18.37%) MPLS
8 60 (15.75%) Internet
9 59 (15.49%) DNS
10 58 (15.22%) TCP/IP
11 57 (14.96%) OSPF
12 50 (13.12%) Ethernet
13 49 (12.86%) EIGRP
14 45 (11.81%) Cisco Nexus
15 43 (11.29%) IPsec
16 42 (11.02%) SNMP
17 41 (10.76%) VLAN
18 37 (9.71%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (6.56%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.84%) QlikView
4 7 (1.84%) MySQL
4 7 (1.84%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.57%) MS Access
5 6 (1.57%) Data Mining
6 4 (1.05%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.79%) Big Data
8 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (0.52%) Redis
9 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.26%) EDRMS
9 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (1.05%) Bugzilla
1 4 (1.05%) JIRA
2 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.52%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.26%) JUnit
3 1 (0.26%) GCC
3 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 66 (17.32%) Finance
2 49 (12.86%) Telecoms
3 33 (8.66%) Multimedia
4 24 (6.30%) Banking
5 8 (2.10%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.84%) Back Office
7 6 (1.57%) Billing
8 4 (1.05%) Law
9 3 (0.79%) German Language
10 2 (0.52%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.52%) Marketing
10 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.26%) Automotive
11 1 (0.26%) Electronics
11 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.26%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 122 (32.02%) Network Engineer
2 78 (20.47%) Analyst
3 31 (8.14%) Support Analyst
3 31 (8.14%) Network Analyst
4 27 (7.09%) Network Support
5 21 (5.51%) Senior Network Engineer
5 21 (5.51%) Consultant
6 20 (5.25%) Support Engineer
7 18 (4.72%) Architect
8 17 (4.46%) Business Analyst
8 17 (4.46%) Network Consultant
9 15 (3.94%) Network Support Analyst
9 15 (3.94%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 12 (3.15%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
10 12 (3.15%) Network Architect
10 12 (3.15%) Network Specialist
11 10 (2.62%) Network Manager
11 10 (2.62%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (2.36%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (2.36%) Graduate
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.62%) CSS
2 9 (2.36%) Middleware
3 7 (1.84%) Web Services
4 5 (1.31%) .NET
5 4 (1.05%) HTML
6 3 (0.79%) XMPP
6 3 (0.79%) WAP
7 2 (0.52%) XML
7 2 (0.52%) MFC
7 2 (0.52%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.52%) JSP
7 2 (0.52%) SOAP
7 2 (0.52%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.52%) JSON
7 2 (0.52%) Symfony
7 2 (0.52%) jQuery
7 2 (0.52%) Ajax
7 2 (0.52%) LAMP
7 2 (0.52%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET Web Forms
Miscellaneous
1 70 (18.37%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (5.51%) CMDB
3 21 (5.51%) PKI
4 14 (3.67%) Cryptography
5 9 (2.36%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.10%) HP Storage
6 8 (2.10%) e-Health
6 8 (2.10%) User Experience
7 6 (1.57%) Management Information System
8 5 (1.31%) Statistics
9 4 (1.05%) iSeries
9 4 (1.05%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.05%) SWIFT
9 4 (1.05%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.05%) STB
10 3 (0.79%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.79%) Mobile Computing
11 2 (0.52%) Private Cloud
11 2 (0.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 89 (23.36%) Windows
2 42 (11.02%) Linux
3 39 (10.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (9.19%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (6.30%) Windows 7
6 18 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (4.20%) UNIX
8 10 (2.62%) Solaris
9 9 (2.36%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.10%) Windows XP
11 3 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.26%) OpenWrt
12 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.26%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.26%) Android
12 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (24.41%) ITIL
2 52 (13.65%) Network Monitoring
3 48 (12.60%) Service Management
4 41 (10.76%) Load Balancing
5 36 (9.45%) Incident Management
5 36 (9.45%) Configuration Management
6 35 (9.19%) Service Delivery
7 33 (8.66%) Change Management
8 29 (7.61%) Capacity Planning
9 27 (7.09%) Project Management
9 27 (7.09%) Network Design
10 20 (5.25%) Migration
11 17 (4.46%) Network Architecture
12 16 (4.20%) ITIL V3
12 16 (4.20%) Root Cause Analysis
13 15 (3.94%) Time Management
13 15 (3.94%) Performance Management
13 15 (3.94%) Network Load Balancing
13 15 (3.94%) CRM
14 14 (3.67%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 43 (11.29%) SQL
2 14 (3.67%) Perl
3 9 (2.36%) VBA
3 9 (2.36%) Python
4 7 (1.84%) VB
4 7 (1.84%) PHP
4 7 (1.84%) Java
5 5 (1.31%) C#
5 5 (1.31%) C++
6 4 (1.05%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.05%) C
6 4 (1.05%) Ruby
6 4 (1.05%) PowerShell
6 4 (1.05%) Shell Script
7 2 (0.52%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.52%) VBScript
8 1 (0.26%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 115 (30.18%) Cisco Certification
2 71 (18.64%) CCNP
3 61 (16.01%) CCNA
4 53 (13.91%) Security Cleared
5 39 (10.24%) SC Cleared
6 31 (8.14%) CCIE
7 21 (5.51%) Degree
8 19 (4.99%) DV Cleared
9 17 (4.46%) CCDP
10 12 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (3.15%) MCSE
11 10 (2.62%) PMI Certification
12 9 (2.36%) PMP
13 8 (2.10%) MCP
14 6 (1.57%) Check Point Certification
14 6 (1.57%) CCVP
15 5 (1.31%) JNCIS
15 5 (1.31%) CCSP
15 5 (1.31%) CISSP
16 3 (0.79%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (6.04%) SLA
2 18 (4.72%) QA
3 10 (2.62%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 17799
4 5 (1.31%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.79%) BS25999
5 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 37 (9.71%) Active Directory
2 18 (4.72%) Hyper-V
3 12 (3.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.36%) vSphere
5 8 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.31%) Firmware
7 4 (1.05%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.52%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.52%) XenApp
9 1 (0.26%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.26%) pfSense
9 1 (0.26%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.26%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 17 (4.46%) Netcool
2 16 (4.20%) WhatsUp Gold
3 15 (3.94%) Cisco Prime
4 13 (3.41%) Cisco CUCM
5 10 (2.62%) HP NNM
6 9 (2.36%) ARCserve
7 8 (2.10%) OPNET
7 8 (2.10%) CiscoWorks
7 8 (2.10%) SCCM
8 7 (1.84%) CA Spectrum
9 6 (1.57%) SCOM
9 6 (1.57%) Nagios
10 5 (1.31%) Cisco IPCC
10 5 (1.31%) HP UCMDB
11 4 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
11 4 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 3 (0.79%) OpenView
12 3 (0.79%) Tivoli
12 3 (0.79%) Netcool/OMNIbus
12 3 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 220 (57.74%) Cisco
2 63 (16.54%) F5
3 59 (15.49%) SolarWinds
4 58 (15.22%) CheckPoint
5 55 (14.44%) Microsoft
5 55 (14.44%) HP
6 53 (13.91%) Juniper
7 29 (7.61%) McAfee
8 27 (7.09%) Nokia
9 24 (6.30%) CA
9 24 (6.30%) Infoblox
9 24 (6.30%) VMware
9 24 (6.30%) Blue Coat
10 21 (5.51%) NetScout
10 21 (5.51%) Aruba
11 20 (5.25%) Citrix
12 19 (4.99%) Riverbed
13 15 (3.94%) EMC
14 14 (3.67%) IBM
15 13 (3.41%) TippingPoint
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £450 to £500 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 2 days ago
Dorset
Connectus
Rate: £42.46 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £27 - £30 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £500 - £750 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £220 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Spalding
Quantica Technology - London
Rate: £230 - £240 per day
Posted: 26 days ago