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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Management
Rank 420 414 426
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing Network Management 174 157 135
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.42% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 79 77
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£350 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.80% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £226 £225 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £480 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £334 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.15% +6.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 14 7
Average hourly rate £30.00 £20.25 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% -48.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.80 £17.15 £18.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.68 £36.25 £102.67
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year
+37.14% -55.12%

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -8 166 £348 -10.19% 39
London +27 64 £350 -12.50% 8
South East -20 40 £347 +6.91% 14
Berkshire +1 17 £350 +36.58% 6
Hampshire -14 15 £347 -20.11% 1
South West -22 15 £331 +27.40% 6
West Midlands -3 14 £350 -11.39% 3
City of London +1 10 £425 +13.33% 1
North West -18 10 £220 -48.23% 1
East of England -11 8 £245 -27.40% 5
Slough 0 7 £305 +19.02% 1
Shropshire -4 6 £343 -13.29%
Suffolk - 6 £245 -
Cheshire +8 5 £400 -5.88%
Telford -5 5 £275 -30.37%
Scotland -7 5 £425 +30.66% 1
Manchester -19 5 £220 - 1
Reading - 5 £204 - 3
Surrey - 5 £258 - 3
East Midlands +7 4 £313 +25.00%
Wiltshire -15 4 £355 +33.96% 1
Herefordshire - 4 £350 -
South Yorkshire +1 3 - -
Swindon -12 3 £295 +11.32% 1
Bristol -12 3 £375 +50.00% 4
Yorkshire -16 3 - - 2
Sheffield - 3 - -
Warrington - 3 £400 -
Bracknell 0 2 £413 - 1
Guildford - 2 - - 1

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 258 (66.32%) Cisco
2 205 (52.70%) Firewall
3 166 (42.67%) Cisco Certification
4 145 (37.28%) LAN
5 130 (33.42%) WAN
6 115 (29.56%) CheckPoint
7 114 (29.31%) CCNP
8 99 (25.45%) OSPF
8 99 (25.45%) Security Cleared
9 97 (24.94%) ITIL
10 95 (24.42%) CCNA
11 92 (23.65%) Network Security
12 88 (22.62%) F5
13 87 (22.37%) Juniper
14 85 (21.85%) Load Balancing
15 82 (21.08%) BGP
16 81 (20.82%) Cisco ASA
17 80 (20.57%) SC Cleared
18 74 (19.02%) Windows
18 74 (19.02%) Network Monitoring
19 73 (18.77%) Cisco Nexus
20 72 (18.51%) VPN
21 71 (18.25%) HP
21 71 (18.25%) MPLS
22 66 (16.97%) Network Design
23 62 (15.94%) Telecoms
24 57 (14.65%) Finance
25 54 (13.88%) TCP/IP
26 52 (13.37%) SNMP
26 52 (13.37%) SolarWinds

Network Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (4.37%) MS Exchange
2 16 (4.11%) SharePoint
3 7 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (1.54%) Mule
4 6 (1.54%) WebLogic
4 6 (1.54%) AquaLogic
5 5 (1.29%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (1.03%) WebSphere
7 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.51%) Lync
8 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.26%) IIS
9 1 (0.26%) Apache
9 1 (0.26%) GroupWise
9 1 (0.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.26%) CMS
Applications
1 34 (8.74%) MS Excel
2 31 (7.97%) MS Office
3 17 (4.37%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.03%) MS Project
4 4 (1.03%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.77%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 4 (1.03%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) Magento
2 1 (0.26%) Shopify
2 1 (0.26%) SAP CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (1.03%) SaaS
1 4 (1.03%) PaaS
1 4 (1.03%) IaaS
2 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 205 (52.70%) Firewall
2 145 (37.28%) LAN
3 130 (33.42%) WAN
4 99 (25.45%) OSPF
5 92 (23.65%) Network Security
6 82 (21.08%) BGP
7 81 (20.82%) Cisco ASA
8 73 (18.77%) Cisco Nexus
9 72 (18.51%) VPN
10 71 (18.25%) MPLS
11 54 (13.88%) TCP/IP
12 52 (13.37%) SNMP
13 47 (12.08%) Wireless
14 44 (11.31%) SAN
15 42 (10.80%) DNS
16 39 (10.03%) Cisco IOS
17 37 (9.51%) IPsec
17 37 (9.51%) BIG-IP
18 35 (9.00%) EIGRP
18 35 (9.00%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (5.91%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.83%) Relational Database
3 10 (2.57%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.06%) Oracle Database
6 7 (1.80%) Data Mining
7 6 (1.54%) MySQL
8 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (0.77%) Big Data
9 3 (0.77%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.26%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Subversion
General
1 62 (15.94%) Telecoms
2 57 (14.65%) Finance
3 20 (5.14%) Banking
4 15 (3.86%) Retail
5 10 (2.57%) Investment Banking
6 9 (2.31%) Financial Institution
7 6 (1.54%) Law
8 3 (0.77%) Back Office
8 3 (0.77%) Billing
9 2 (0.51%) Legal
9 2 (0.51%) Advertising
10 1 (0.26%) Electronics
10 1 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 141 (36.25%) Network Engineer
2 38 (9.77%) Architect
3 31 (7.97%) Analyst
4 28 (7.20%) Design Engineer
5 27 (6.94%) Network Support
5 27 (6.94%) Consultant
6 24 (6.17%) Support Engineer
7 22 (5.66%) Network Security Engineer
7 22 (5.66%) Security Engineer
8 21 (5.40%) Network Consultant
9 19 (4.88%) Senior Network Engineer
10 17 (4.37%) Administrator
11 15 (3.86%) Solutions Architect
11 15 (3.86%) Network Analyst
11 15 (3.86%) Cisco Engineer
12 14 (3.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 14 (3.60%) Network Design Engineer
12 14 (3.60%) IP Engineer
13 13 (3.34%) Network Specialist
14 12 (3.08%) Network Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (7.71%) Middleware
2 18 (4.63%) CSS
3 10 (2.57%) Java EE
3 10 (2.57%) WAP
4 7 (1.80%) Web Services
5 4 (1.03%) J2EE
6 3 (0.77%) LAMP
7 2 (0.51%) REST
7 2 (0.51%) SOAP
8 1 (0.26%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.26%) jQuery
8 1 (0.26%) RESTful
8 1 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
8 1 (0.26%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (6.94%) Management Information System
2 23 (5.91%) User Experience
3 22 (5.66%) Cryptography
4 21 (5.40%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (4.37%) Visualisation
6 16 (4.11%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (3.86%) Statistics
8 7 (1.80%) e-Health
8 7 (1.80%) NHS
8 7 (1.80%) Mobile App
8 7 (1.80%) Hedge funds
9 6 (1.54%) Data Integration
9 6 (1.54%) Open Source
9 6 (1.54%) Replication
9 6 (1.54%) Clustering
9 6 (1.54%) PKI
10 5 (1.29%) Client/Server
11 4 (1.03%) CMDB
11 4 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.03%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 74 (19.02%) Windows
2 47 (12.08%) Linux
3 44 (11.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (10.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (6.43%) UNIX
6 14 (3.60%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (3.34%) Solaris
8 12 (3.08%) Windows XP
9 10 (2.57%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.03%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.51%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.51%) AIX
14 1 (0.26%) NetWare
14 1 (0.26%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.26%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (24.94%) ITIL
2 85 (21.85%) Load Balancing
3 74 (19.02%) Network Monitoring
4 66 (16.97%) Network Design
5 46 (11.83%) Service Delivery
6 44 (11.31%) Change Management
6 44 (11.31%) Network Architecture
7 37 (9.51%) Service Management
8 33 (8.48%) Incident Management
9 30 (7.71%) Project Management
10 25 (6.43%) Performance Management
11 22 (5.66%) Migration
12 21 (5.40%) Time Management
13 20 (5.14%) Mentoring
14 19 (4.88%) Stakeholder Management
15 18 (4.63%) Configuration Management
16 17 (4.37%) SOA
16 17 (4.37%) Problem Management
17 15 (3.86%) Change Control
18 13 (3.34%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 19 (4.88%) SQL
2 12 (3.08%) Java
2 12 (3.08%) Perl
3 10 (2.57%) Python
4 5 (1.29%) Shell Script
5 3 (0.77%) C
6 2 (0.51%) C++
6 2 (0.51%) VB
7 1 (0.26%) PHP5
7 1 (0.26%) PHP
Qualifications
1 166 (42.67%) Cisco Certification
2 114 (29.31%) CCNP
3 99 (25.45%) Security Cleared
4 95 (24.42%) CCNA
5 80 (20.57%) SC Cleared
6 41 (10.54%) CCIE
7 29 (7.46%) CISSP
8 25 (6.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 24 (6.17%) CCDP
10 19 (4.88%) DV Cleared
11 18 (4.63%) Degree
12 17 (4.37%) MCSE
13 15 (3.86%) CCSP
14 12 (3.08%) CCSA
14 12 (3.08%) CCSE
15 8 (2.06%) MCITP
15 8 (2.06%) MCSA
15 8 (2.06%) Check Point Certification
16 6 (1.54%) MCP
16 6 (1.54%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (8.74%) SLA
2 28 (7.20%) QA
3 16 (4.11%) JSP 440
4 10 (2.57%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (10.80%) Active Directory
2 27 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (6.17%) Hyper-V
3 24 (6.17%) vSphere
4 21 (5.40%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (1.54%) XenDesktop
5 6 (1.54%) VMware ESX
6 4 (1.03%) XenApp
7 2 (0.51%) Firmware
7 2 (0.51%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (0.51%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.26%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 29 (7.46%) OpenView
2 25 (6.43%) OPNET
3 19 (4.88%) WhatsUp Gold
4 15 (3.86%) Netcool
5 11 (2.83%) SCCM
6 9 (2.31%) Cisco Prime
6 9 (2.31%) CiscoWorks
7 7 (1.80%) CA Spectrum
8 6 (1.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 6 (1.54%) ARCserve
9 5 (1.29%) SolarWinds Orion
9 5 (1.29%) HP Quality Center
9 5 (1.29%) Nessus
9 5 (1.29%) FortiGate
9 5 (1.29%) SCOM
10 4 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.77%) Tivoli
11 3 (0.77%) HP NNM
11 3 (0.77%) WSUS
12 2 (0.51%) Netcool/OMNIbus
Vendors
1 258 (66.32%) Cisco
2 115 (29.56%) CheckPoint
3 88 (22.62%) F5
4 87 (22.37%) Juniper
5 71 (18.25%) HP
6 52 (13.37%) SolarWinds
7 44 (11.31%) Microsoft
8 37 (9.51%) VMware
9 35 (9.00%) Nokia
10 33 (8.48%) BMC
10 33 (8.48%) Riverbed
11 29 (7.46%) McAfee
12 24 (6.17%) Citrix
13 23 (5.91%) EMC
13 23 (5.91%) 3PAR
14 20 (5.14%) Oracle
14 20 (5.14%) Radware
15 18 (4.63%) Splunk
16 16 (4.11%) TippingPoint
16 16 (4.11%) CA
Glasgow
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Hays Talent Solutions
Rate: £450.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Connectus
Rate: £270 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Worcester
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Eaglecliff
Rate: From £38,000 to £48,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 7 days ago
Oxfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Reading
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Rate: £325 - £350 per day
Posted: 17 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago