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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Management
Rank 411 445 447
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +2
Contract jobs citing Network Management 213 149 152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.28% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.51% 0.38% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 74 69
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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 £230 £165 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £496 £550 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £368 £300 £400
% change year-on-year
+22.50% -25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 4
Average hourly rate £28.00 £22.00 £80.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -72.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.10 £21.20 £31.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £30.00 £146.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £32.00 £80.00
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -60.00%

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
42151 38998 41410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.02% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26532 24183 24007
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1087 1536
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 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
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 1 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 +39 202 £366 +18.14% 63
London -3 52 £365 +4.28% 22
South East +6 47 £319 +41.84% 16
West Midlands +13 38 £414 +18.35% 6
South West -7 28 £450 +38.46% 8
Berkshire +24 20 £255 -18.40% 9
Surrey +4 14 £380 +68.88%
North East -28 12 £348 -
Tyne and Wear - 12 £348 -
East of England -20 11 £275 -10.20% 6
City of London +22 9 £275 -24.58% 8
North West -10 7 £450 +22.86% 1
Wiltshire -1 6 £488 +50.00% 1
Hampshire -6 6 £275 +100.00% 2
Bristol - 6 £513 - 6
Bedfordshire -10 5 £344 - 1
Suffolk - 5 £230 -
Ipswich - 5 £230 -
South Yorkshire +10 4 £263 -4.54% 2
Birmingham -3 4 £475 +10.46%
Yorkshire -4 4 £263 -4.54% 6
Slough -7 4 £370 +23.33% 2
Scotland -7 4 £270 +17.17% 1
Manchester - 4 £450 -
Reading +18 3 £255 - 1
Bedford - 3 £338 -
Swindon - 3 £488 - 1
West Sussex +7 2 £220 -45.00%
Buckinghamshire +5 2 £338 -
Sheffield - 2 - - 2

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 228 (58.61%) Cisco
2 181 (46.53%) Firewall
3 166 (42.67%) Cisco Certification
4 125 (32.13%) CCNP
5 116 (29.82%) LAN
6 112 (28.79%) OSPF
7 108 (27.76%) WAN
8 100 (25.71%) CheckPoint
9 93 (23.91%) Juniper
9 93 (23.91%) Security Cleared
10 90 (23.14%) MPLS
11 87 (22.37%) BGP
12 85 (21.85%) Network Security
13 78 (20.05%) CCNA
14 75 (19.28%) SNMP
14 75 (19.28%) SC Cleared
14 75 (19.28%) F5
15 72 (18.51%) ITIL
16 71 (18.25%) VPN
17 69 (17.74%) Cisco ASA
17 69 (17.74%) Load Balancing
18 65 (16.71%) Telecoms
19 62 (15.94%) Windows
19 62 (15.94%) Network Monitoring
20 61 (15.68%) HP
21 60 (15.42%) Cisco Nexus
22 58 (14.91%) CCIE
22 58 (14.91%) Network Design
23 54 (13.88%) Microsoft
24 51 (13.11%) IPsec

Network Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 20 (5.14%) MS Exchange
2 14 (3.60%) Apache
3 12 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 9 (2.31%) Lync
5 7 (1.80%) MindAlign
5 7 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (1.54%) Mule
7 5 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.77%) AquaLogic
8 3 (0.77%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (0.77%) ArcGIS
8 3 (0.77%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.26%) CMS
10 1 (0.26%) CICS
10 1 (0.26%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 40 (10.28%) MS Excel
2 28 (7.20%) MS Office
3 15 (3.86%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.54%) MS Project
5 4 (1.03%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.51%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.26%) Magento
3 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
3 1 (0.26%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 6 (1.54%) IaaS
1 6 (1.54%) SaaS
1 6 (1.54%) PaaS
2 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.26%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 181 (46.53%) Firewall
2 116 (29.82%) LAN
3 112 (28.79%) OSPF
4 108 (27.76%) WAN
5 90 (23.14%) MPLS
6 87 (22.37%) BGP
7 85 (21.85%) Network Security
8 75 (19.28%) SNMP
9 71 (18.25%) VPN
10 69 (17.74%) Cisco ASA
11 60 (15.42%) Cisco Nexus
12 51 (13.11%) IPsec
13 49 (12.60%) TCP/IP
14 47 (12.08%) VoIP
15 43 (11.05%) Cisco PIX
16 42 (10.80%) BIG-IP
17 38 (9.77%) DNS
18 37 (9.51%) Wireless
19 34 (8.74%) SAN
19 34 (8.74%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (6.68%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (3.34%) SQL Server 2005
3 10 (2.57%) Oracle Database
4 7 (1.80%) Data Mining
4 7 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.54%) MySQL
6 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.26%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.26%) DB2
7 1 (0.26%) Big Data
7 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.26%) Hazelcast
General
1 65 (16.71%) Telecoms
2 50 (12.85%) Finance
3 22 (5.66%) Banking
4 12 (3.08%) Retail
5 9 (2.31%) Investment Banking
6 7 (1.80%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.54%) Electronics
8 4 (1.03%) Military
8 4 (1.03%) Legal
8 4 (1.03%) Back Office
9 3 (0.77%) Law
10 2 (0.51%) Advertising
10 2 (0.51%) Billing
11 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 122 (31.36%) Network Engineer
2 54 (13.88%) Architect
3 39 (10.03%) Analyst
4 37 (9.51%) Design Engineer
5 28 (7.20%) Consultant
6 27 (6.94%) IP Engineer
6 27 (6.94%) Security Engineer
7 25 (6.43%) Solutions Architect
8 21 (5.40%) Network Consultant
9 19 (4.88%) Network Security Engineer
10 17 (4.37%) Network Support
10 17 (4.37%) Support Engineer
11 16 (4.11%) Network Design Engineer
11 16 (4.11%) Network Specialist
12 15 (3.86%) Cisco Engineer
13 14 (3.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 13 (3.34%) Monitoring Specialist
15 12 (3.08%) Network Analyst
15 12 (3.08%) Support Analyst
15 12 (3.08%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (8.48%) Middleware
2 18 (4.63%) CSS
3 13 (3.34%) Web Services
4 8 (2.06%) REST
4 8 (2.06%) Java EE
5 7 (1.80%) XMPP
6 5 (1.29%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.29%) SOAP
6 5 (1.29%) .NET
6 5 (1.29%) J2EE
7 4 (1.03%) Classic ASP
7 4 (1.03%) XML
7 4 (1.03%) XSLT
7 4 (1.03%) WAP
8 3 (0.77%) WF
8 3 (0.77%) LAMP
9 2 (0.51%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
9 2 (0.51%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.00%) Management Information System
2 24 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.63%) User Experience
4 15 (3.86%) Enterprise Software
4 15 (3.86%) Visualisation
5 14 (3.60%) Statistics
6 13 (3.34%) Cryptography
7 10 (2.57%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.06%) Blackberry
9 7 (1.80%) Open Source
9 7 (1.80%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.80%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.54%) Embedded Systems
10 6 (1.54%) Data Integration
11 5 (1.29%) Replication
12 4 (1.03%) Mobile App
12 4 (1.03%) PKI
13 3 (0.77%) Derivative
13 3 (0.77%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.77%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 62 (15.94%) Windows
2 36 (9.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (8.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (5.66%) Linux
5 19 (4.88%) UNIX
6 10 (2.57%) Windows 7
7 7 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (1.29%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.29%) Solaris
9 3 (0.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.77%) AIX
10 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.26%) Android
11 1 (0.26%) zOS
11 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (18.51%) ITIL
2 69 (17.74%) Load Balancing
3 62 (15.94%) Network Monitoring
4 58 (14.91%) Network Design
5 46 (11.83%) Network Architecture
6 40 (10.28%) Service Delivery
7 38 (9.77%) Service Management
8 36 (9.25%) Project Management
9 26 (6.68%) Incident Management
9 26 (6.68%) Performance Management
10 24 (6.17%) SOA
11 23 (5.91%) Mentoring
12 22 (5.66%) Migration
12 22 (5.66%) Change Management
13 21 (5.40%) Capacity Management
14 20 (5.14%) Time Management
15 18 (4.63%) Change Control
16 16 (4.11%) Workflow
17 14 (3.60%) Technical Architecture
18 13 (3.34%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.88%) Java
2 12 (3.08%) SQL
3 9 (2.31%) C
4 6 (1.54%) C++
5 2 (0.51%) C#
5 2 (0.51%) VB
6 1 (0.26%) PHP5
6 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.26%) Perl
6 1 (0.26%) PHP
6 1 (0.26%) Python
Qualifications
1 166 (42.67%) Cisco Certification
2 125 (32.13%) CCNP
3 93 (23.91%) Security Cleared
4 78 (20.05%) CCNA
5 75 (19.28%) SC Cleared
6 58 (14.91%) CCIE
7 42 (10.80%) CISSP
8 30 (7.71%) CCDP
9 27 (6.94%) Degree
10 23 (5.91%) Check Point Certification
11 21 (5.40%) CCSP
12 20 (5.14%) DV Cleared
13 17 (4.37%) Microsoft Certification
14 12 (3.08%) MCSE
15 11 (2.83%) CCSA
16 9 (2.31%) CCSE
17 8 (2.06%) Chartered Engineer
18 7 (1.80%) PMP
18 7 (1.80%) PMI Certification
19 6 (1.54%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.94%) QA
2 25 (6.43%) SLA
3 17 (4.37%) PCI DSS
4 10 (2.57%) JSP 440
5 4 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (10.28%) Active Directory
2 28 (7.20%) Hyper-V
3 20 (5.14%) vSphere
4 18 (4.63%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (1.29%) VMware ESX
7 4 (1.03%) XenApp
8 3 (0.77%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.51%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.26%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 23 (5.91%) OPNET
2 18 (4.63%) OpenView
2 18 (4.63%) WhatsUp Gold
3 16 (4.11%) FortiGate
4 9 (2.31%) SCCM
4 9 (2.31%) Netcool
5 8 (2.06%) CiscoWorks
6 7 (1.80%) BladeLogic
6 7 (1.80%) ARCserve
7 6 (1.54%) Cisco Prime
8 5 (1.29%) SCOM
9 4 (1.03%) HP UCMDB
9 4 (1.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (1.03%) HP NNM
9 4 (1.03%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (0.77%) HP Quality Center
10 3 (0.77%) Nessus
10 3 (0.77%) MAILsweeper
10 3 (0.77%) SCOrch
10 3 (0.77%) SCSM
Vendors
1 228 (58.61%) Cisco
2 100 (25.71%) CheckPoint
3 93 (23.91%) Juniper
4 75 (19.28%) F5
5 61 (15.68%) HP
6 54 (13.88%) Microsoft
7 39 (10.03%) Nokia
8 37 (9.51%) SolarWinds
9 35 (9.00%) BMC
10 29 (7.46%) Riverbed
11 24 (6.17%) VMware
12 23 (5.91%) Radware
13 22 (5.66%) Citrix
14 19 (4.88%) Redback
15 18 (4.63%) 3PAR
16 17 (4.37%) McAfee
17 15 (3.86%) Blue Coat
17 15 (3.86%) Oracle
18 14 (3.60%) Ericsson
18 14 (3.60%) BT
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