The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Management
Rank 440 409 384
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -25
Contract jobs citing Network Management 148 135 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.26% 0.28% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.39% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 55 95
Average daily rate £350 £300 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -10.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £175 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £501
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £280 £313
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -10.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 2
Average hourly rate £34.38 £35.00 £14.90
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.78% +134.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.33 £25.25 £11.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.60 £106.25 £18.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £11.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +218.18%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
41342 34605 42097
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.43% 72.51% 69.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 25701 20630 24018
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £588
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1173 1052 1437
Average hourly rate £28.08 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.25% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.39 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £54.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -71 142 £350 +16.66% 67
London +3 61 £381 -4.68% 17
South East -15 41 £350 +6.06% 16
City of London -14 14 £288 -23.33% 6
Berkshire -15 14 £328 -0.75% 7
West Midlands -10 13 £350 -35.18% 5
Hampshire +11 12 £305 -20.00% 4
East of England -20 10 £240 - 15
North West -19 9 £254 -8.55% 2
Reading +1 8 £330 - 6
Manchester -14 6 £375 +33.92% 1
Surrey -12 5 £350 +100.00% 1
Buckinghamshire -15 5 £488 +2.63%
Guildford +1 4 £350 -
Milton Keynes -14 4 £525 +10.52%
Ipswich - 4 £225 - 2
Suffolk - 4 £225 - 2
Telford -4 3 £350 -37.50%
East Midlands -8 3 £500 +53.84%
Shropshire -8 3 £350 -37.50%
Cambridgeshire -9 3 - - 6
Cheshire -12 3 £133 -55.83%
East Sussex - 3 £375 -
Essex - 3 £275 - 1
Uxbridge - 3 £225 -
Staffordshire - 3 £300 -
Slough +9 2 £233 -29.54%
Nottinghamshire 0 2 - -
Portsmouth -7 2 - - 1
Bristol -13 2 £334 +67.92%

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 149 (50.51%) Cisco
2 106 (35.93%) Cisco Certification
3 104 (35.25%) Firewall
4 84 (28.47%) LAN
5 76 (25.76%) WAN
6 75 (25.42%) CCNP
7 63 (21.36%) Microsoft
8 59 (20.00%) CCNA
9 58 (19.66%) VPN
9 58 (19.66%) Windows
9 58 (19.66%) Telecoms
10 57 (19.32%) Network Security
11 55 (18.64%) Linux
12 53 (17.97%) SNMP
12 53 (17.97%) CheckPoint
13 52 (17.63%) BGP
14 51 (17.29%) DNS
15 50 (16.95%) ITIL
16 49 (16.61%) TCP/IP
16 49 (16.61%) OSPF
17 47 (15.93%) MPLS
18 46 (15.59%) F5
19 44 (14.92%) Security Cleared
20 43 (14.58%) Project Management
20 43 (14.58%) Active Directory
20 43 (14.58%) HP
20 43 (14.58%) Juniper
20 43 (14.58%) SQL Server
21 41 (13.90%) SolarWinds
22 40 (13.56%) Finance

Network Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (6.44%) MS Exchange
2 18 (6.10%) Apache
3 10 (3.39%) SharePoint
4 7 (2.37%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 3 (1.02%) ArcGIS
7 2 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (0.68%) Zope
7 2 (0.68%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.68%) Lync
8 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.34%) Confluence
8 1 (0.34%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.34%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.34%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (6.10%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.41%) MS Office
3 7 (2.37%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.02%) MS Project
5 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (2.71%) Exstream
2 1 (0.34%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.34%) Office 365
1 1 (0.34%) IaaS
1 1 (0.34%) SaaS
1 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 104 (35.25%) Firewall
2 84 (28.47%) LAN
3 76 (25.76%) WAN
4 58 (19.66%) VPN
5 57 (19.32%) Network Security
6 53 (17.97%) SNMP
7 52 (17.63%) BGP
8 51 (17.29%) DNS
9 49 (16.61%) TCP/IP
9 49 (16.61%) OSPF
10 47 (15.93%) MPLS
11 40 (13.56%) Wireless
12 37 (12.54%) Cisco ASA
13 33 (11.19%) VoIP
14 32 (10.85%) Ethernet
14 32 (10.85%) Cisco Nexus
15 31 (10.51%) IPsec
15 31 (10.51%) Cisco IOS
16 25 (8.47%) SAN
16 25 (8.47%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.07%) MySQL
3 11 (3.73%) Relational Database
4 9 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 8 (2.71%) RDBMS
5 8 (2.71%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.69%) NoSQL
7 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.36%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.68%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.34%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.34%) WebFOCUS
9 1 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.34%) MS Access
9 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 7 (2.37%) Subversion
2 3 (1.02%) Axure RP
2 3 (1.02%) ClearCase
2 3 (1.02%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.68%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.68%) JIRA
4 1 (0.34%) Hudson
4 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.34%) Selenium
4 1 (0.34%) Maven
4 1 (0.34%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.34%) Ant
4 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 58 (19.66%) Telecoms
2 40 (13.56%) Finance
3 14 (4.75%) Banking
4 9 (3.05%) Multimedia
4 9 (3.05%) Investment Banking
5 7 (2.37%) Legal
6 6 (2.03%) Law
7 5 (1.69%) Military
8 4 (1.36%) Front Office
8 4 (1.36%) German Language
9 3 (1.02%) Retail
9 3 (1.02%) Billing
9 3 (1.02%) Electronics
10 2 (0.68%) Games
11 1 (0.34%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.34%) French Language
11 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.34%) Advertising
11 1 (0.34%) Local Government
11 1 (0.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 86 (29.15%) Network Engineer
2 31 (10.51%) Consultant
3 24 (8.14%) Architect
4 21 (7.12%) Security Engineer
4 21 (7.12%) Analyst
5 18 (6.10%) Design Engineer
6 15 (5.08%) Network Manager
7 13 (4.41%) Cisco Engineer
7 13 (4.41%) Developer
8 12 (4.07%) Systems Engineer
9 11 (3.73%) Network Analyst
10 10 (3.39%) Network Security Engineer
10 10 (3.39%) Network Consultant
11 9 (3.05%) Designer
11 9 (3.05%) Administrator
12 8 (2.71%) Technical Consultant
12 8 (2.71%) Support Engineer
12 8 (2.71%) Solutions Architect
12 8 (2.71%) Network Design Engineer
12 8 (2.71%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.75%) Middleware
2 9 (3.05%) HTML
2 9 (3.05%) .NET
3 7 (2.37%) LAMP
3 7 (2.37%) CSS
4 6 (2.03%) Web Services
4 6 (2.03%) XML
5 5 (1.69%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.36%) XSLT
6 4 (1.36%) SOAP
6 4 (1.36%) Classic ASP
6 4 (1.36%) XHTML
7 3 (1.02%) REST
7 3 (1.02%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.68%) jQuery
8 2 (0.68%) Memcached
8 2 (0.68%) HTML5
8 2 (0.68%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.68%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (0.68%) Twisted
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.12%) Management Information System
2 13 (4.41%) Computer Science
3 6 (2.03%) Client/Server
3 6 (2.03%) Blackberry
3 6 (2.03%) e-Health
3 6 (2.03%) Statistics
4 5 (1.69%) Ergonomics
5 4 (1.36%) Cryptography
5 4 (1.36%) Open Source
6 3 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.02%) Embedded Systems
6 3 (1.02%) PKI
6 3 (1.02%) Firmware
7 2 (0.68%) NHS
7 2 (0.68%) VAX
8 1 (0.34%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.34%) iSeries
8 1 (0.34%) FMCG
8 1 (0.34%) SCADA
8 1 (0.34%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 58 (19.66%) Windows
2 55 (18.64%) Linux
3 20 (6.78%) UNIX
4 17 (5.76%) Solaris
5 16 (5.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (4.75%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (2.37%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (1.36%) Android
10 3 (1.02%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (1.02%) Windows 2000
10 3 (1.02%) NetWare
11 1 (0.34%) i5/OS
11 1 (0.34%) AIX
11 1 (0.34%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (16.95%) ITIL
2 43 (14.58%) Project Management
3 24 (8.14%) Time Management
3 24 (8.14%) Network Design
4 23 (7.80%) Network Monitoring
4 23 (7.80%) Change Control
5 22 (7.46%) Load Balancing
6 19 (6.44%) Incident Management
7 18 (6.10%) Service Management
8 16 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (5.42%) Risk Management
9 15 (5.08%) Performance Management
9 15 (5.08%) Service Delivery
10 14 (4.75%) Change Management
10 14 (4.75%) Network Architecture
11 12 (4.07%) Information Security
12 11 (3.73%) Logistics
12 11 (3.73%) Software Engineering
12 11 (3.73%) Configuration Management
13 10 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (9.15%) SQL
2 23 (7.80%) Perl
3 15 (5.08%) C
4 13 (4.41%) Python
5 12 (4.07%) Java
6 10 (3.39%) C++
7 7 (2.37%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.36%) VB
9 3 (1.02%) Shell Script
9 3 (1.02%) PHP
10 2 (0.68%) VBScript
10 2 (0.68%) Ruby
10 2 (0.68%) Bash Shell
11 1 (0.34%) R
11 1 (0.34%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.34%) JCL
11 1 (0.34%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.34%) C#
Qualifications
1 106 (35.93%) Cisco Certification
2 75 (25.42%) CCNP
3 59 (20.00%) CCNA
4 44 (14.92%) Security Cleared
5 36 (12.20%) Degree
6 34 (11.53%) SC Cleared
7 25 (8.47%) CCIE
8 17 (5.76%) CCDP
9 14 (4.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (4.41%) MCSE
11 12 (4.07%) Check Point Certification
11 12 (4.07%) CISSP
12 10 (3.39%) DV Cleared
13 8 (2.71%) CCSP
14 5 (1.69%) CCSA
15 4 (1.36%) CISM
16 3 (1.02%) Chartered Engineer
16 3 (1.02%) CCENT
16 3 (1.02%) JNCIS
16 3 (1.02%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.75%) SLA
2 9 (3.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (2.71%) QA
4 7 (2.37%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.68%) JSP 440
6 1 (0.34%) HL7
6 1 (0.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (14.58%) Active Directory
2 27 (9.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.39%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.69%) ProxySG
5 4 (1.36%) XenApp
5 4 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.02%) vSphere
6 3 (1.02%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.68%) Varnish
7 2 (0.68%) KVM
8 1 (0.34%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.34%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.34%) Xen
8 1 (0.34%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 10 (3.39%) CiscoWorks
2 8 (2.71%) SCCM
2 8 (2.71%) FortiGate
3 7 (2.37%) OpenView
4 6 (2.03%) Netcool
5 4 (1.36%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.36%) Puppet
6 3 (1.02%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
6 3 (1.02%) WhatsUp Gold
6 3 (1.02%) SolarWinds Orion
6 3 (1.02%) SCOM
6 3 (1.02%) WSUS
6 3 (1.02%) MAILsweeper
6 3 (1.02%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.68%) Nagios
7 2 (0.68%) MOM
7 2 (0.68%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.68%) BladeLogic
7 2 (0.68%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 149 (50.51%) Cisco
2 63 (21.36%) Microsoft
3 53 (17.97%) CheckPoint
4 46 (15.59%) F5
5 43 (14.58%) HP
5 43 (14.58%) Juniper
6 41 (13.90%) SolarWinds
7 34 (11.53%) VMware
8 19 (6.44%) Ericsson
9 17 (5.76%) Oracle
10 15 (5.08%) Huawei
11 13 (4.41%) Blue Coat
11 13 (4.41%) Avaya
12 12 (4.07%) Nokia
12 12 (4.07%) Riverbed
13 11 (3.73%) McAfee
13 11 (3.73%) Nortel
14 9 (3.05%) CA
15 8 (2.71%) BMC
15 8 (2.71%) Citrix
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
Peterborough
Quantica Technology - London
Posted: 5 days ago
Warwick
Interquest - Fulcrum Telecom
Rate: £350 - £360 per day
Posted: 8 days ago
Newbury
Bluefire Consulting
Rate: £145 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Ipswich
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £42000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Rate: £42000.00 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Leeds
Blue Town Online
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Portsmouth
Jam Recruitment
Rate: £40 - £47 per hour
Posted: 19 days ago
Lancashire
Orgtel
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 25 days ago