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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Manager
Rank 514 491 498
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Network Manager 69 62 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.13% 0.092%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.14% 0.099%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 39 20
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£401 £400 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.31% +18.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £285 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £519 £396
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £400 £300
% change year-on-year
-13.25% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 4
Average hourly rate £36.00 £32.00 £34.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -6.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £25.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+44.00% -26.47%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -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 30 January 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
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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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 -12 67 £401 +1.58% 15
South East 0 26 £349 -12.87% 4
London -10 24 £475 +43.93% 3
Berkshire 0 10 £350 -9.96%
Surrey +2 7 £270 -32.50%
South West -10 7 £285 -8.06% 2
City of London +11 6 £463 +14.90% 1
Slough -4 6 £350 -10.25%
Buckinghamshire -8 4 - - 1
Oxfordshire -14 4 £399 -0.37%
West Midlands 0 3 £400 - 1
Reading +8 2 £353 -6.00%
Hertfordshire - 2 - - 2
St Albans - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 - -
East of England - 2 - - 2
Scotland - 2 - -
West Yorkshire -7 1 £450 - 1
Yorkshire -9 1 £450 +12.50% 3
Hampshire -24 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £415 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Birmingham - 1 £425 -
Bristol - 1 £310 -
East Midlands - 1 £415 -
North East - 1 £275 -
North West - 1 - -
Sussex - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
East Yorkshire - - - - 1

Network Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 60 (40.27%) Cisco
2 58 (38.93%) WAN
3 50 (33.56%) LAN
4 36 (24.16%) Firewall
5 35 (23.49%) ITIL
6 30 (20.13%) Cisco Certification
7 29 (19.46%) VoIP
8 26 (17.45%) Telecoms
9 25 (16.78%) Network Security
10 24 (16.11%) Finance
11 23 (15.44%) Project Management
12 20 (13.42%) PRINCE2
13 19 (12.75%) TCP/IP
13 19 (12.75%) CCNP
14 17 (11.41%) Avaya
14 17 (11.41%) Change Management
15 16 (10.74%) DNS
16 15 (10.07%) Juniper
16 15 (10.07%) Security Cleared
17 14 (9.40%) SC Cleared
17 14 (9.40%) SolarWinds
17 14 (9.40%) CCNA
17 14 (9.40%) DHCP
17 14 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
18 13 (8.72%) Service Delivery
18 13 (8.72%) VPN
18 13 (8.72%) Network Management
18 13 (8.72%) VLAN
19 12 (8.05%) Riverbed
19 12 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification

Network Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 2 (1.34%) Lync
2 1 (0.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.01%) MS Office
2 2 (1.34%) MS Project
2 2 (1.34%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 58 (38.93%) WAN
2 50 (33.56%) LAN
3 36 (24.16%) Firewall
4 29 (19.46%) VoIP
5 25 (16.78%) Network Security
6 19 (12.75%) TCP/IP
7 16 (10.74%) DNS
8 14 (9.40%) DHCP
9 13 (8.72%) VPN
9 13 (8.72%) VLAN
10 9 (6.04%) MPLS
10 9 (6.04%) Radio Access Network
10 9 (6.04%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (5.37%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (5.37%) 3G
11 8 (5.37%) 2G
12 7 (4.70%) BGP
12 7 (4.70%) Wireshark
13 6 (4.03%) Cisco IPT
13 6 (4.03%) LTE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.34%) Data Mining
General
1 26 (17.45%) Telecoms
2 24 (16.11%) Finance
3 7 (4.70%) Banking
4 4 (2.68%) Local Government
5 2 (1.34%) Retail
5 2 (1.34%) Games
6 1 (0.67%) Front Office
6 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.38%) NHS
2 7 (4.70%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.68%) CMDB
4 2 (1.34%) Online Games
4 2 (1.34%) FMCG
5 1 (0.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.67%) DTV
5 1 (0.67%) CCTV
5 1 (0.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (6.04%) Windows
2 4 (2.68%) Windows 8
2 4 (2.68%) Android
2 4 (2.68%) Windows 7
3 3 (2.01%) UNIX
4 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (1.34%) Linux
5 1 (0.67%) Windows NT
5 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (23.49%) ITIL
2 23 (15.44%) Project Management
3 20 (13.42%) PRINCE2
4 17 (11.41%) Change Management
5 14 (9.40%) Stakeholder Management
6 13 (8.72%) Service Delivery
6 13 (8.72%) Network Management
7 9 (6.04%) Load Balancing
8 8 (5.37%) Incident Management
8 8 (5.37%) Network Architecture
8 8 (5.37%) Migration
9 7 (4.70%) Service Management
9 7 (4.70%) Asset Management
10 6 (4.03%) Network Design
10 6 (4.03%) Network Planning
10 6 (4.03%) WAN Optimisation
11 5 (3.36%) Business Continuity
11 5 (3.36%) Network Monitoring
11 5 (3.36%) Coaching
11 5 (3.36%) People Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (2.68%) SQL
2 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
2 2 (1.34%) Perl
2 2 (1.34%) Python
3 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 30 (20.13%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (12.75%) CCNP
3 15 (10.07%) Security Cleared
4 14 (9.40%) SC Cleared
4 14 (9.40%) CCNA
5 12 (8.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 11 (7.38%) CCDP
7 10 (6.71%) MCSE
8 6 (4.03%) CCVP
8 6 (4.03%) CCIE
8 6 (4.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 6 (4.03%) MCSA
9 5 (3.36%) RHCE
9 5 (3.36%) IBM Certification
9 5 (3.36%) CCIP
9 5 (3.36%) CISSP
9 5 (3.36%) CISM
9 5 (3.36%) ACSP
9 5 (3.36%) MCDST
9 5 (3.36%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.70%) SLA
2 5 (3.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.34%) COBIT
3 2 (1.34%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 10 (6.71%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (4.70%) NSN NetAct
2 6 (4.03%) SolarWinds Orion
2 6 (4.03%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (2.68%) OpenView
4 2 (1.34%) Netcool
5 1 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.67%) HP NNM
Vendors
1 60 (40.27%) Cisco
2 17 (11.41%) Avaya
3 15 (10.07%) Juniper
4 14 (9.40%) SolarWinds
5 12 (8.05%) Riverbed
6 11 (7.38%) F5
7 10 (6.71%) HP
7 10 (6.71%) Microsoft
8 9 (6.04%) Websense
9 8 (5.37%) IBM
9 8 (5.37%) CheckPoint
10 7 (4.70%) BT
11 6 (4.03%) Red Hat
12 5 (3.36%) EMC
12 5 (3.36%) Apple
13 4 (2.68%) Amdocs
13 4 (2.68%) Citrix
14 3 (2.01%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
14 3 (2.01%) Blue Coat
14 3 (2.01%) Ruckus Wireless