The table below looks at the statistics for the Network Manager role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Manager in their job title over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Manager
Rank 545 544 515
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Network Manager 63 59 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.12% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 36 23
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£388 £369 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.08% -1.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £288 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £371 £308
% change year-on-year
+7.74% +20.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +60.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 £28.00
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +60.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51737 49836 45640
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.60% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 32579 30554 26426
Average daily rate £400 £396 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.01% -1.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1958 1985 2120
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -5.71%

Network Manager
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Manager in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Network Manager Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Manager
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Network Manager within the UK.

Network Manager Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Manager
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 2015.

Network Manager Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Manager
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Manager within the UK.

Network Manager Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Manager
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 Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 1 July 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 -17 60 £388 +5.08% 18
South East -11 21 £425 -4.22% 6
London -16 14 £340 -4.22% 8
Berkshire +6 11 £395 -12.33% 3
West Midlands 0 9 £400 +10.34% 1
North West -17 7 £295 +22.91%
Staffordshire - 5 £400 -
East of England - 5 £265 - 1
Hampshire +2 4 £425 -
South West -1 4 - -
Milton Keynes -3 4 £450 +1.40%
Buckinghamshire -6 4 £450 +1.40%
Cambridgeshire - 4 £270 -
Birmingham -11 3 £340 -6.20% 1
Cheshire -14 3 £400 -15.78%
Cambridge - 3 £265 -
Manchester - 3 £280 -
Basingstoke - 3 £425 -
Stafford - 3 £400 -
Scotland -1 2 £280 -
Chester -3 2 - -
Bracknell - 2 £449 -
Edinburgh - 2 £280 -
Slough - 2 £340 - 1
Newbury - 2 - - 1
Surrey - 2 £440 - 2
East Midlands - 2 £408 - 1
Reading +4 1 - - 1
City of London -11 1 £375 +10.29% 4
Merseyside - 1 - -

Network Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Manager in their job title 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 with Network Manager in their job title.

1 38 (29.23%) Project Management
1 38 (29.23%) Cisco
2 31 (23.85%) WAN
3 28 (21.54%) LAN
4 26 (20.00%) Data Centre
5 25 (19.23%) Firewall
6 24 (18.46%) Telecoms
6 24 (18.46%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (17.69%) PRINCE2
8 19 (14.62%) Finance
9 18 (13.85%) CCNA
10 17 (13.08%) CCNP
11 16 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
12 15 (11.54%) ITIL
13 13 (10.00%) Migration
14 12 (9.23%) Citrix
15 11 (8.46%) VoIP
16 10 (7.69%) HP
16 10 (7.69%) Network Management
16 10 (7.69%) Supplier Management
16 10 (7.69%) SC Cleared
16 10 (7.69%) Security Cleared
17 9 (6.92%) Windows
17 9 (6.92%) Wireless
18 8 (6.15%) Service Delivery
18 8 (6.15%) Change Management
18 8 (6.15%) Video Conferencing
18 8 (6.15%) Change Control
19 7 (5.38%) F5
19 7 (5.38%) Information Assurance

Network Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Network Manager in their job title 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 with Network Manager in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (3.08%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.31%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.54%) IIS
3 2 (1.54%) Lync
3 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (4.62%) MS Project
2 4 (3.08%) MS Excel
3 3 (2.31%) MS Office
4 1 (0.77%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (23.85%) WAN
2 28 (21.54%) LAN
3 25 (19.23%) Firewall
4 11 (8.46%) VoIP
5 9 (6.92%) Wireless
6 7 (5.38%) BGP
6 7 (5.38%) Internet
6 7 (5.38%) 3G
6 7 (5.38%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.62%) VPN
7 6 (4.62%) OSPF
7 6 (4.62%) Network Security
7 6 (4.62%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (3.85%) VLAN
8 5 (3.85%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (3.85%) DNS
9 4 (3.08%) SAN
9 4 (3.08%) WLAN
9 4 (3.08%) 2G
9 4 (3.08%) VRRP
Development Applications
1 1 (0.77%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 24 (18.46%) Telecoms
2 19 (14.62%) Finance
3 6 (4.62%) Banking
4 4 (3.08%) Local Government
5 2 (1.54%) Marketing
5 2 (1.54%) Retail
5 2 (1.54%) Electronics
6 1 (0.77%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.77%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.77%) Billing
Miscellaneous
1 26 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.15%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (1.54%) NHS
3 2 (1.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.54%) Handset
3 2 (1.54%) VLE
3 2 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (0.77%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (0.77%) PMI
4 1 (0.77%) Economics
4 1 (0.77%) Informatics
4 1 (0.77%) CMDB
4 1 (0.77%) DTV
4 1 (0.77%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.92%) Windows
2 6 (4.62%) Linux
3 4 (3.08%) Windows 7
3 4 (3.08%) Windows 8
4 3 (2.31%) UNIX
5 2 (1.54%) Apple iOS
5 2 (1.54%) Solaris
5 2 (1.54%) Windows XP
5 2 (1.54%) Mac OS X
5 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (29.23%) Project Management
2 23 (17.69%) PRINCE2
3 16 (12.31%) Stakeholder Management
4 15 (11.54%) ITIL
5 13 (10.00%) Migration
6 10 (7.69%) Supplier Management
6 10 (7.69%) Network Management
7 8 (6.15%) Change Control
7 8 (6.15%) Service Delivery
7 8 (6.15%) Change Management
8 7 (5.38%) Service Management
8 7 (5.38%) Information Assurance
9 6 (4.62%) ITSM
10 5 (3.85%) Performance Management
10 5 (3.85%) Coaching
10 5 (3.85%) Application Performance Management
11 4 (3.08%) Network Architecture
12 3 (2.31%) Network Design
12 3 (2.31%) Incident Management
12 3 (2.31%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 6 (4.62%) SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (18.46%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (13.85%) CCNA
3 17 (13.08%) CCNP
4 10 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 10 (7.69%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.85%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.08%) Degree
6 4 (3.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (2.31%) PMP
7 3 (2.31%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.54%) CCIE
9 1 (0.77%) MCP
9 1 (0.77%) MCSE
9 1 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 1 (0.77%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.77%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (3.85%) XenServer
2 3 (2.31%) Xen
3 2 (1.54%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.77%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (3.08%) Netcool
2 3 (2.31%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 3 (2.31%) NSN NetAct
2 3 (2.31%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.31%) Tivoli
3 2 (1.54%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.77%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.77%) HP UCMDB
4 1 (0.77%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 38 (29.23%) Cisco
2 12 (9.23%) Citrix
3 10 (7.69%) HP
4 7 (5.38%) F5
5 6 (4.62%) Microsoft
6 5 (3.85%) Aruba
7 4 (3.08%) Amdocs
7 4 (3.08%) Blue Coat
7 4 (3.08%) Apple
8 3 (2.31%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.31%) Juniper
8 3 (2.31%) IBM
9 2 (1.54%) Avaya
9 2 (1.54%) Symantec
9 2 (1.54%) Huawei
9 2 (1.54%) NetScout
9 2 (1.54%) LANDesk
9 2 (1.54%) Polycom
9 2 (1.54%) IPFX
10 1 (0.77%) Verint