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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Management
Rank 483 442 435
Rank change year-on-year
-41 -7
Contract jobs citing Network Management 143 178 153
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.32% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.42% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 86 76
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£435 £360 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.83% +18.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £223 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £578 £558 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £421 £348 £230
% change year-on-year
+20.97% +51.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 5 5
Average hourly rate £41.50 £19.00 £19.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+118.42% -3.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.50 £15.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.46 £27.10 £28.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.50 £21.25 £19.75
% change year-on-year
+95.29% +7.59%

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
45650 42374 39473
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.94% 76.20% 74.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 29733 26205 24236
Average daily rate £425 £410 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1234 1151 1099
Average hourly rate £31.44 £23.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.78% -18.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £25.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -16.66%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -39 133 £435 +20.83% 51
London +40 73 £435 +8.75% 16
South East -51 17 £400 +21.21% 11
City of London +6 14 £425 +9.60% 2
North West -26 13 £533 +18.33% 7
Cheshire +1 11 £533 - 4
Warrington - 11 £533 - 2
South West -13 9 £375 -24.05% 3
West Midlands -10 8 £295 -30.58% 4
Berkshire -18 8 £413 +63.36% 7
Scotland -1 6 £255 -16.11% 5
Croydon - 6 £525 - 1
East Midlands -6 5 £309 -11.78% 1
East of England -6 5 £475 +58.33% 5
Hampshire -10 5 £390 +29.64%
Dorset - 5 £275 -
Wiltshire -4 4 £475 -2.56% 1
Peterborough +2 3 - -
Cambridgeshire -4 3 - - 1
Swindon -6 3 £475 -2.56% 1
Reading -8 3 £388 +51.96% 2
Glasgow - 3 £260 - 2
Solihull - 3 - -
Milton Keynes -7 2 £408 +20.74% 1
Buckinghamshire -10 2 £408 +20.74% 1
Shropshire -11 2 - -
Telford -11 2 - -
Yorkshire -31 2 £414 +50.36% 3
Hertfordshire - 2 £475 - 3
Lincolnshire - 2 £235 -

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 208 (56.68%) Cisco
2 136 (37.06%) Firewall
3 133 (36.24%) WAN
4 125 (34.06%) LAN
5 100 (27.25%) Network Security
6 99 (26.98%) Cisco Certification
7 95 (25.89%) Wireless
8 91 (24.80%) Windows
9 86 (23.43%) VPN
10 76 (20.71%) MPLS
10 76 (20.71%) Cisco ASA
11 75 (20.44%) BGP
11 75 (20.44%) ITIL
12 74 (20.16%) Data Centre
13 70 (19.07%) F5
14 67 (18.26%) TCP/IP
15 65 (17.71%) CCNP
15 65 (17.71%) Finance
16 64 (17.44%) Internet
17 62 (16.89%) CheckPoint
17 62 (16.89%) DNS
18 57 (15.53%) SolarWinds
19 56 (15.26%) OSPF
20 52 (14.17%) Ethernet
20 52 (14.17%) Security Cleared
21 51 (13.90%) EIGRP
21 51 (13.90%) Service Management
22 49 (13.35%) Microsoft
22 49 (13.35%) Juniper
23 48 (13.08%) IPsec

Network Management
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (5.99%) MS Exchange
2 19 (5.18%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.09%) IIS
3 15 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.27%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (1.36%) Lync
6 3 (0.82%) Smallworld
6 3 (0.82%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (0.54%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.54%) MindAlign
7 2 (0.54%) Apache
7 2 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.27%) SAS
8 1 (0.27%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.27%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.27%) Lotus Domino
8 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 30 (8.17%) MS Excel
2 29 (7.90%) MS Office
3 11 (3.00%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.91%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.54%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.27%) TargetLink
6 1 (0.27%) MS Project
6 1 (0.27%) Simulink
6 1 (0.27%) Stateflow
Business Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Kondor+
1 4 (1.09%) Misys Midas
1 4 (1.09%) IntelliMatch
2 1 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.72%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.45%) SaaS
3 8 (2.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.91%) PaaS
5 4 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.54%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 136 (37.06%) Firewall
2 133 (36.24%) WAN
3 125 (34.06%) LAN
4 100 (27.25%) Network Security
5 95 (25.89%) Wireless
6 86 (23.43%) VPN
7 76 (20.71%) MPLS
7 76 (20.71%) Cisco ASA
8 75 (20.44%) BGP
9 67 (18.26%) TCP/IP
10 64 (17.44%) Internet
11 62 (16.89%) DNS
12 56 (15.26%) OSPF
13 52 (14.17%) Ethernet
14 51 (13.90%) EIGRP
15 48 (13.08%) IPsec
16 46 (12.53%) VLAN
17 45 (12.26%) VoIP
18 42 (11.44%) SNMP
19 41 (11.17%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (5.72%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (2.45%) MySQL
5 8 (2.18%) QlikView
6 7 (1.91%) Relational Database
7 6 (1.63%) MS Access
8 5 (1.36%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.82%) Big Data
10 2 (0.54%) Redis
10 2 (0.54%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.27%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.27%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.27%) DB2
11 1 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (1.09%) Bugzilla
1 4 (1.09%) JIRA
2 3 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.54%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.27%) GCC
4 1 (0.27%) Subversion
General
1 65 (17.71%) Finance
2 37 (10.08%) Telecoms
3 34 (9.26%) Multimedia
4 19 (5.18%) Banking
5 9 (2.45%) Military
6 6 (1.63%) Billing
6 6 (1.63%) Back Office
7 4 (1.09%) Investment Banking
8 3 (0.82%) Law
8 3 (0.82%) German Language
9 2 (0.54%) Electronics
9 2 (0.54%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.54%) Marketing
10 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
10 1 (0.27%) French Language
10 1 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
10 1 (0.27%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.27%) Legal
10 1 (0.27%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 128 (34.88%) Network Engineer
2 64 (17.44%) Analyst
3 30 (8.17%) Senior Network Engineer
4 27 (7.36%) Architect
5 26 (7.08%) Support Analyst
6 23 (6.27%) Network Analyst
6 23 (6.27%) Network Support
7 17 (4.63%) Consultant
8 14 (3.81%) Network Consultant
8 14 (3.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 13 (3.54%) Project Manager
10 12 (3.27%) Network Architect
11 11 (3.00%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 11 (3.00%) Business Analyst
11 11 (3.00%) Network Support Analyst
11 11 (3.00%) Support Engineer
11 11 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
12 9 (2.45%) Graduate
12 9 (2.45%) Network Manager
12 9 (2.45%) Graduate Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.90%) 802.1X
2 13 (3.54%) Web Services
3 8 (2.18%) Middleware
4 5 (1.36%) .NET
4 5 (1.36%) CSS
4 5 (1.36%) XMPP
5 3 (0.82%) XML
5 3 (0.82%) LAMP
5 3 (0.82%) SOAP
5 3 (0.82%) HTML
6 2 (0.54%) JSP
6 2 (0.54%) WAP
6 2 (0.54%) Ajax
6 2 (0.54%) MFC
6 2 (0.54%) .NET Framework
6 2 (0.54%) JSON
6 2 (0.54%) Symfony
6 2 (0.54%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 1 (0.27%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 74 (20.16%) Data Centre
2 23 (6.27%) PKI
3 17 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.81%) Management Information System
5 13 (3.54%) Cryptography
6 12 (3.27%) CMDB
7 10 (2.72%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (2.72%) HP Storage
8 7 (1.91%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.91%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.63%) Computer Science
10 5 (1.36%) Statistics
10 5 (1.36%) e-Health
11 4 (1.09%) STB
11 4 (1.09%) iSeries
11 4 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 4 (1.09%) User Experience
12 3 (0.82%) Mobile Computing
12 3 (0.82%) Fat Client
12 3 (0.82%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 91 (24.80%) Windows
2 43 (11.72%) Linux
3 34 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 30 (8.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (5.99%) UNIX
5 22 (5.99%) Windows 7
5 22 (5.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (3.00%) Solaris
7 5 (1.36%) Windows 8
7 5 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (0.82%) Windows NT
9 2 (0.54%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.27%) OpenWrt
10 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.27%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.27%) SUSE
10 1 (0.27%) Android
10 1 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (20.44%) ITIL
2 51 (13.90%) Service Management
3 45 (12.26%) Network Monitoring
4 43 (11.72%) Load Balancing
5 36 (9.81%) Capacity Planning
6 34 (9.26%) Network Design
7 33 (8.99%) Service Delivery
8 32 (8.72%) Project Management
9 29 (7.90%) Change Management
10 26 (7.08%) Migration
10 26 (7.08%) Incident Management
11 25 (6.81%) Performance Management
12 23 (6.27%) Configuration Management
13 19 (5.18%) Time Management
14 18 (4.90%) Stakeholder Management
14 18 (4.90%) Change Control
14 18 (4.90%) Application Performance Management
15 17 (4.63%) Agile Software Development
16 15 (4.09%) Network Load Balancing
16 15 (4.09%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 42 (11.44%) SQL
2 16 (4.36%) Perl
3 12 (3.27%) VB
4 9 (2.45%) VBA
5 8 (2.18%) Python
5 8 (2.18%) PHP
6 7 (1.91%) Java
6 7 (1.91%) JavaScript
6 7 (1.91%) Shell Script
6 7 (1.91%) Ruby
7 5 (1.36%) VBScript
8 4 (1.09%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.09%) C
8 4 (1.09%) C#
8 4 (1.09%) C++
9 3 (0.82%) Tcl
10 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.54%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.27%) MATLAB
Qualifications
1 99 (26.98%) Cisco Certification
2 65 (17.71%) CCNP
3 52 (14.17%) Security Cleared
4 46 (12.53%) CCNA
5 39 (10.63%) SC Cleared
6 26 (7.08%) CCIE
7 22 (5.99%) Degree
8 12 (3.27%) DV Cleared
9 10 (2.72%) CCDP
10 7 (1.91%) CCDA
11 6 (1.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (1.63%) PMI Certification
11 6 (1.63%) CCSA
12 5 (1.36%) PMP
12 5 (1.36%) JNCIS
13 4 (1.09%) JNCIP
13 4 (1.09%) CISSP
13 4 (1.09%) CCIP
13 4 (1.09%) MCSE
13 4 (1.09%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (5.45%) QA
2 17 (4.63%) SLA
3 8 (2.18%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 17799
5 4 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.82%) BS25999
7 2 (0.54%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.27%) Dodd-Frank
8 1 (0.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 34 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 21 (5.72%) Hyper-V
3 16 (4.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (2.45%) vSphere
5 8 (2.18%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (1.36%) XenApp
7 3 (0.82%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.54%) XenServer
8 2 (0.54%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.27%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.27%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 20 (5.45%) WhatsUp Gold
2 19 (5.18%) Cisco CUCM
3 15 (4.09%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (3.00%) Netcool
5 10 (2.72%) ARCserve
6 6 (1.63%) OPNET
6 6 (1.63%) Cisco IPCC
6 6 (1.63%) Nagios
7 5 (1.36%) HP UCMDB
8 4 (1.09%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (1.09%) HP Quality Center
8 4 (1.09%) CiscoWorks
9 3 (0.82%) Tivoli
9 3 (0.82%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 3 (0.82%) OpenView
9 3 (0.82%) HP NNM
9 3 (0.82%) SCCM
9 3 (0.82%) Puppet
10 2 (0.54%) NSN NetAct
10 2 (0.54%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 208 (56.68%) Cisco
2 70 (19.07%) F5
3 62 (16.89%) CheckPoint
4 57 (15.53%) SolarWinds
5 49 (13.35%) Microsoft
5 49 (13.35%) Juniper
6 47 (12.81%) HP
7 31 (8.45%) Citrix
7 31 (8.45%) Infoblox
8 29 (7.90%) VMware
8 29 (7.90%) McAfee
9 26 (7.08%) Blue Coat
10 24 (6.54%) Riverbed
11 22 (5.99%) Aruba
11 22 (5.99%) EMC
12 20 (5.45%) CA
13 17 (4.63%) Nokia
14 15 (4.09%) BT
14 15 (4.09%) TippingPoint
14 15 (4.09%) ServiceNow
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Cititec
Rate: £500 - 600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £650 - £750 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £600 - £730 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Bridge Noble
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Coventry
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Edinburgh
Cathcart Associates
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago