The table below looks at the statistics for Network Management skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Management over the 3 months to 28 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Management
Rank 463 484 432
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -52
Contract jobs citing Network Management 190 162 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.28% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.43% 0.36% 0.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 104 95
Median daily rate £388 £389 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.32% +3.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £227
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 14 5
Median hourly rate £43.00 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+86.95% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.48 £18.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £42.46 £27.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £23.50 £21.25
% change year-on-year
+91.48% +10.58%

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
44682 45591 43036
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 79.87% 78.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 29538 29583 26703
Median daily rate £435 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £560
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1052 1197 1205
Median hourly rate £28.50 £28.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.58 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £26.98
% change year-on-year
- +11.21%

Network Management
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Network Management as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 July 2016.

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 28 July 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Management within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -1 172 £388 -0.64% 39
London -19 57 £450 +5.88% 14
South East +12 32 £390 +11.42% 7
West Midlands -8 32 £388 +23.01% 2
Shropshire - 19 £388 - 1
Telford - 19 £388 - 1
South West +12 16 £353 +19.49% 2
Scotland +9 15 £378 +48.03% 1
Berkshire +1 14 £388 +13.97% 4
Reading +11 11 £419 +23.16% 2
City of London +41 10 £450 - 1
Bristol +7 8 £358 - 2
Hampshire +2 8 £338 -3.57% 1
East Midlands -5 8 £290 -23.93% 1
North East - 7 £211 -
Solihull - 7 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £211 -
Tyne and Wear - 7 £211 -
Yorkshire +2 6 £288 -28.12% 1
East of England +17 5 £385 -1.91% 4
Glasgow +8 5 £395 +51.92% 1
West Yorkshire +3 5 £356 +34.43%
Erskine - 5 £345 -
Renfrewshire - 5 £345 -
West Sussex - 5 £390 - 1
Spalding 0 4 - -
Lincolnshire -1 4 - -
North West -1 4 £425 +40.37% 8
Gatwick - 4 - -
Milton Keynes +16 3 £425 +6.25%

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Network Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Network Management.

1 229 (61.39%) Cisco
2 159 (42.63%) Firewall
3 153 (41.02%) Cisco Certification
4 120 (32.17%) ITIL
5 115 (30.83%) WAN
6 111 (29.76%) Security Cleared
7 108 (28.95%) Network Security
8 101 (27.08%) CCNP
9 92 (24.66%) LAN
10 91 (24.40%) CCNA
11 79 (21.18%) CheckPoint
12 76 (20.38%) Juniper
13 75 (20.11%) Wireless
14 69 (18.50%) Data Centre
15 68 (18.23%) TCP/IP
15 68 (18.23%) VPN
16 67 (17.96%) Load Balancing
17 65 (17.43%) Network Monitoring
18 62 (16.62%) SolarWinds
19 60 (16.09%) Windows
20 58 (15.55%) SC Cleared
21 57 (15.28%) F5
22 55 (14.75%) HP
23 52 (13.94%) Network Design
24 50 (13.40%) Cisco Nexus
25 48 (12.87%) Microsoft
26 47 (12.60%) OSPF
27 44 (11.80%) MPLS
28 43 (11.53%) Fortinet
29 40 (10.72%) Internet

Network Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (4.29%) OpenStack
2 11 (2.95%) MS Exchange
3 9 (2.41%) Skype for Business
4 6 (1.61%) CMS
5 4 (1.07%) IIS
6 3 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (0.80%) GlassFish
6 3 (0.80%) SharePoint
6 3 (0.80%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (0.54%) JBoss
8 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (7.77%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.14%) MS Office
2 8 (2.14%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.27%) MicroStation
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
1 1 (0.27%) Orchard Housing
1 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.34%) Office 365
2 4 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.54%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 159 (42.63%) Firewall
2 115 (30.83%) WAN
3 108 (28.95%) Network Security
4 92 (24.66%) LAN
5 75 (20.11%) Wireless
6 68 (18.23%) TCP/IP
6 68 (18.23%) VPN
7 50 (13.40%) Cisco Nexus
8 47 (12.60%) OSPF
9 44 (11.80%) MPLS
10 40 (10.72%) Internet
11 39 (10.46%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 39 (10.46%) ISDN
12 37 (9.92%) BGP
13 33 (8.85%) SNMP
13 33 (8.85%) VoIP
14 31 (8.31%) DHCP
15 30 (8.04%) DNS
16 29 (7.77%) Cisco ASA
17 26 (6.97%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (3.49%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.41%) EDRMS
2 9 (2.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (1.61%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (1.34%) MySQL
5 3 (0.80%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.54%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.27%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.27%) GIS
7 1 (0.27%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (1.88%) Rational DOORS
2 6 (1.61%) TestPartner
3 4 (1.07%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.54%) JUnit
4 2 (0.54%) NetBeans
4 2 (0.54%) Subversion
4 2 (0.54%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.27%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.27%) ClearQuest
5 1 (0.27%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.27%) Jenkins
General
1 39 (10.46%) Finance
2 35 (9.38%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.88%) Military
4 6 (1.61%) Banking
4 6 (1.61%) Retail
5 4 (1.07%) Back Office
5 4 (1.07%) Billing
6 3 (0.80%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.54%) Electronics
7 2 (0.54%) Front Office
7 2 (0.54%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.54%) Legal
7 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.27%) Brand Awareness
8 1 (0.27%) German Language
Job Titles
1 135 (36.19%) Network Engineer
2 55 (14.75%) Analyst
3 41 (10.99%) Cisco Engineer
4 38 (10.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 26 (6.97%) Network Analyst
6 25 (6.70%) Senior Network Engineer
7 21 (5.63%) Architect
8 18 (4.83%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 17 (4.56%) Consultant
9 17 (4.56%) Network Specialist
10 15 (4.02%) Support Engineer
11 14 (3.75%) Developer
12 12 (3.22%) Monitoring Specialist
12 12 (3.22%) Network Monitoring Specialist
13 10 (2.68%) Design Engineer
13 10 (2.68%) Network Architect
13 10 (2.68%) Network Manager
13 10 (2.68%) Network Support
13 10 (2.68%) Programme Manager
13 10 (2.68%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (6.70%) CSS
2 20 (5.36%) 802.1X
2 20 (5.36%) Middleware
3 14 (3.75%) HTML
3 14 (3.75%) Web Services
4 12 (3.22%) HTML5
5 11 (2.95%) .NET
6 10 (2.68%) CSS3
6 10 (2.68%) React
6 10 (2.68%) REST
6 10 (2.68%) SOAP
6 10 (2.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 5 (1.34%) XML
8 3 (0.80%) Java RMI
9 2 (0.54%) JSP
9 2 (0.54%) Servlets
9 2 (0.54%) Swing
9 2 (0.54%) XHTML
9 2 (0.54%) XSL
9 2 (0.54%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 69 (18.50%) Data Centre
2 35 (9.38%) Management Information System
3 30 (8.04%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (6.97%) User Experience
5 18 (4.83%) Computer Science
6 15 (4.02%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (3.22%) Cryptography
7 12 (3.22%) IPTV
7 12 (3.22%) Visualisation
8 11 (2.95%) CMDB
9 10 (2.68%) Mainframe
10 9 (2.41%) AS400
10 9 (2.41%) Tandem
11 5 (1.34%) Blackberry
11 5 (1.34%) Fat Client
11 5 (1.34%) Thin Client
12 4 (1.07%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.07%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.80%) Performance Metrics
13 3 (0.80%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 60 (16.09%) Windows
2 40 (10.72%) Linux
3 33 (8.85%) Unix
4 26 (6.97%) Windows Server
5 18 (4.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (4.02%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (4.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (1.88%) Apple iOS
7 7 (1.88%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.34%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.07%) AIX
9 4 (1.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.07%) Windows 2000
10 2 (0.54%) Mac OS
10 2 (0.54%) Solaris
10 2 (0.54%) SUSE
10 2 (0.54%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.27%) HPUX
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Linux
11 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (32.17%) ITIL
2 67 (17.96%) Load Balancing
3 65 (17.43%) Network Monitoring
4 52 (13.94%) Network Design
5 39 (10.46%) Change Management
6 35 (9.38%) Project Management
7 32 (8.58%) Capacity Planning
8 31 (8.31%) Network Architecture
9 26 (6.97%) Problem Management
10 25 (6.70%) Service Delivery
11 23 (6.17%) Agile Software Development
11 23 (6.17%) ITIL V3
12 22 (5.90%) Service Management
13 20 (5.36%) Migration
14 19 (5.09%) Configuration Management
14 19 (5.09%) Continuous Improvement
14 19 (5.09%) Incident Management
15 16 (4.29%) Data Privacy
15 16 (4.29%) ITSM
15 16 (4.29%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (3.75%) JavaScript
2 12 (3.22%) Perl
3 11 (2.95%) C#
3 11 (2.95%) Tcl
4 10 (2.68%) PowerShell
4 10 (2.68%) SQL
5 9 (2.41%) Java
5 9 (2.41%) Python
6 8 (2.14%) C
7 7 (1.88%) VB
8 5 (1.34%) C++
9 3 (0.80%) Ruby
10 2 (0.54%) Jython
10 2 (0.54%) PHP
11 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.27%) Korn
11 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 153 (41.02%) Cisco Certification
2 111 (29.76%) Security Cleared
3 101 (27.08%) CCNP
4 91 (24.40%) CCNA
5 58 (15.55%) SC Cleared
6 28 (7.51%) DV Cleared
7 27 (7.24%) Degree
8 15 (4.02%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (3.75%) CCIE
10 13 (3.49%) CCDP
11 10 (2.68%) MCP
11 10 (2.68%) MCSE
11 10 (2.68%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (2.41%) CISSP
12 9 (2.41%) MCDBA
13 6 (1.61%) CCDA
13 6 (1.61%) CCSE
14 5 (1.34%) CCSP
14 5 (1.34%) HND
14 5 (1.34%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (8.31%) SLA
2 13 (3.49%) QA
3 7 (1.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.88%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.54%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.54%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.27%) BS25999
5 1 (0.27%) BS7799
5 1 (0.27%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 1 (0.27%) ISO22301
5 1 (0.27%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.27%) MiFID
5 1 (0.27%) RMADS
System Software
1 36 (9.65%) Active Directory
2 25 (6.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (2.95%) Hyper-V
4 9 (2.41%) Terminal Server
5 7 (1.88%) VMware ESX
6 5 (1.34%) UAG
6 5 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (1.34%) vSphere
6 5 (1.34%) XenApp
7 4 (1.07%) XenDesktop
8 3 (0.80%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (0.80%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.54%) Firmware
9 2 (0.54%) NFS
9 2 (0.54%) vCloud
10 1 (0.27%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.27%) Snort
10 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 28 (7.51%) Cisco Prime
1 28 (7.51%) OPNET
2 17 (4.56%) OpenView
3 10 (2.68%) Nagios
3 10 (2.68%) SCCM
4 8 (2.14%) Tivoli
5 7 (1.88%) Netcool
6 6 (1.61%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.61%) SCOM
7 5 (1.34%) SCVMM
8 4 (1.07%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (1.07%) FortiGate
9 3 (0.80%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.80%) OVSD
10 2 (0.54%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.54%) OpenNMS
10 2 (0.54%) Puppet
10 2 (0.54%) RANCID
10 2 (0.54%) vRealize
10 2 (0.54%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 229 (61.39%) Cisco
2 79 (21.18%) CheckPoint
3 76 (20.38%) Juniper
4 62 (16.62%) SolarWinds
5 57 (15.28%) F5
6 55 (14.75%) HP
7 48 (12.87%) Microsoft
8 43 (11.53%) Fortinet
9 39 (10.46%) Riverbed
10 30 (8.04%) VMware
11 27 (7.24%) Palo Alto
12 26 (6.97%) Citrix
13 23 (6.17%) TippingPoint
14 22 (5.90%) Nokia
15 18 (4.83%) BMC
15 18 (4.83%) CA
15 18 (4.83%) IBM
16 17 (4.56%) Oracle
17 12 (3.22%) Blue Coat
18 11 (2.95%) IronPort
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