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 24 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Manager
Rank 529 504 500
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Network Manager 84 73 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 26 38
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£388 £400 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £288 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £483
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £399 £311
% change year-on-year
-8.96% +28.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 8
Average hourly rate £45.00 £24.87 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+80.94% -11.17%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £23.25 £28.00
% change year-on-year
+93.54% -16.96%

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 2014.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 24 October 2014.

Network Manager Hourly Rate Histogram 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 24 October 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 -15 81 £394 -1.56% 21
London +2 28 £425 +6.25% 7
West Midlands -6 19 £306 -25.30% 3
North West +3 12 £400 -25.92% 1
South West -30 8 £350 -23.07% 2
South East -38 8 £331 -14.70% 4
Manchester - 7 £400 -
Cheshire +7 3 - -
East of England -17 3 £281 -6.25%
Bristol -20 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 £258 - 1
City of London +12 2 £419 -8.96% 2
Hampshire -12 2 £263 -
Hertfordshire -26 2 £375 -
Swindon - 2 £269 - 1
Buckinghamshire -8 1 £388 -
Scotland -8 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -10 1 £400 -
Surrey -11 1 £310 -25.30%
Merseyside - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 £388 -
Oldham - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Rugby - - - -
Salford - - - -
Skipton - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -

Network Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 77 (51.33%) Cisco
2 54 (36.00%) WAN
3 43 (28.67%) LAN
4 35 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (20.00%) ITIL
6 29 (19.33%) VoIP
6 29 (19.33%) Firewall
7 28 (18.67%) CCNP
8 25 (16.67%) Telecoms
8 25 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 23 (15.33%) SC Cleared
10 20 (13.33%) Network Security
11 19 (12.67%) DNS
12 18 (12.00%) CCNA
12 18 (12.00%) Project Management
12 18 (12.00%) SolarWinds
13 17 (11.33%) Finance
13 17 (11.33%) HP
14 16 (10.67%) TCP/IP
14 16 (10.67%) Avaya
15 15 (10.00%) DHCP
16 14 (9.33%) Windows
16 14 (9.33%) Riverbed
16 14 (9.33%) F5
17 13 (8.67%) VLAN
18 12 (8.00%) Network Management
18 12 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
18 12 (8.00%) Juniper
18 12 (8.00%) Microsoft
18 12 (8.00%) CCDP

Network Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (0.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (3.33%) MS Office
2 3 (2.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.00%) MS Project
3 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 54 (36.00%) WAN
2 43 (28.67%) LAN
3 29 (19.33%) VoIP
3 29 (19.33%) Firewall
4 20 (13.33%) Network Security
5 19 (12.67%) DNS
6 16 (10.67%) TCP/IP
7 15 (10.00%) DHCP
8 13 (8.67%) VLAN
9 11 (7.33%) 3G
9 11 (7.33%) MPLS
10 9 (6.00%) BGP
10 9 (6.00%) 2G
10 9 (6.00%) VPN
11 8 (5.33%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (5.33%) Cisco IOS
12 7 (4.67%) Wireshark
12 7 (4.67%) NetScaler
12 7 (4.67%) Cisco IPT
13 6 (4.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (0.67%) Data Mining
General
1 25 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 17 (11.33%) Finance
3 6 (4.00%) Local Government
4 5 (3.33%) Banking
5 3 (2.00%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.33%) Games
6 2 (1.33%) Marketing
6 2 (1.33%) Retail
6 2 (1.33%) Front Office
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Law
7 1 (0.67%) Legal
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.67%) French Language
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.00%) Video Conferencing
2 5 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 3 (2.00%) NHS
3 3 (2.00%) CMDB
4 2 (1.33%) DTV
4 2 (1.33%) Algorithms
5 1 (0.67%) CCTV
5 1 (0.67%) Life Science
5 1 (0.67%) Online Games
5 1 (0.67%) FMCG
5 1 (0.67%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 14 (9.33%) Windows
2 6 (4.00%) Linux
2 6 (4.00%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.67%) Windows 8
3 4 (2.67%) Android
3 4 (2.67%) UNIX
4 3 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (1.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (0.67%) Solaris
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.67%) FreeBSD
6 1 (0.67%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (20.00%) ITIL
2 18 (12.00%) Project Management
3 12 (8.00%) Network Management
4 11 (7.33%) Network Architecture
4 11 (7.33%) PRINCE2
5 10 (6.67%) Load Balancing
5 10 (6.67%) WAN Optimisation
6 8 (5.33%) Service Delivery
6 8 (5.33%) Change Management
7 7 (4.67%) Configuration Management
7 7 (4.67%) Migration
7 7 (4.67%) Stakeholder Management
7 7 (4.67%) Programme Management
7 7 (4.67%) Network Design
8 6 (4.00%) Asset Management
8 6 (4.00%) Performance Management
9 5 (3.33%) Information Assurance
9 5 (3.33%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (3.33%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.67%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.67%) Perl
1 4 (2.67%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.33%) SQL
2 2 (1.33%) Python
2 2 (1.33%) Ruby
2 2 (1.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.67%) R
Qualifications
1 35 (23.33%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (18.67%) CCNP
3 25 (16.67%) Security Cleared
4 23 (15.33%) SC Cleared
5 18 (12.00%) CCNA
6 12 (8.00%) CCDP
6 12 (8.00%) Microsoft Certification
7 11 (7.33%) MCSE
8 7 (4.67%) CCIE
8 7 (4.67%) CCVP
9 6 (4.00%) MCSA
10 5 (3.33%) CCIP
10 5 (3.33%) CCSA
10 5 (3.33%) IBM Certification
10 5 (3.33%) RHCE
10 5 (3.33%) ACSA
10 5 (3.33%) MCDST
10 5 (3.33%) MCTS
10 5 (3.33%) MCITP
10 5 (3.33%) ACSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.33%) SLA
2 5 (3.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.67%) QA
3 1 (0.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (7.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (4.67%) SolarWinds Orion
1 7 (4.67%) Cisco CUCM
2 4 (2.67%) NSN NetAct
3 2 (1.33%) NetBackup
3 2 (1.33%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.67%) CiscoWorks
4 1 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 77 (51.33%) Cisco
2 18 (12.00%) SolarWinds
3 17 (11.33%) HP
4 16 (10.67%) Avaya
5 14 (9.33%) Riverbed
5 14 (9.33%) F5
6 12 (8.00%) Microsoft
6 12 (8.00%) Juniper
7 10 (6.67%) Blue Coat
8 9 (6.00%) Websense
9 8 (5.33%) IBM
10 7 (4.67%) Red Hat
10 7 (4.67%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
11 6 (4.00%) BT
12 5 (3.33%) Apple
12 5 (3.33%) EMC
12 5 (3.33%) Citrix
13 4 (2.67%) VMware
14 3 (2.00%) Siemens
14 3 (2.00%) NetApp
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