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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Manager
Rank 527 502 508
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Network Manager 68 80 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.099%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.17% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 42 26
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£419 £400 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.68% +12.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £285 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £505 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £400 £323
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +24.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £36.00 £24.94 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.37% -28.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £27.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -14.28%

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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
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 19 December 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 -42 65 £419 +4.68% 23
London +12 25 £475 +43.93% 6
South East -36 13 £325 -18.75% 9
West Midlands -15 12 £323 -21.34% 1
South West -13 11 £285 -25.49% 1
City of London +11 7 £450 -5.26% 1
Birmingham +1 6 £420 -
Surrey -1 5 £258 -28.47% 1
Scotland -2 3 - - 1
Edinburgh -7 3 - - 1
Bristol - 3 £310 - 1
Reading +19 2 £353 -6.00% 1
East Midlands +3 2 £558 -
Berkshire -10 2 £353 -9.32% 3
Buckinghamshire -13 2 - - 3
Hampshire -20 2 £351 - 1
West Yorkshire -10 1 £450 - 2
Yorkshire -11 1 £450 +12.50% 3
East of England -17 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -26 1 £400 -
Hertfordshire - 1 - - 1
Derbyshire - 1 £415 -
St Albans - 1 - -
Stevenage - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Stoke-on-Trent - - - - 1
Stratford-upon-Avon - - - -
Telford - - - -
Uxbridge - - - -
Hertford - - - -

Network Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 62 (41.61%) Cisco
2 61 (40.94%) WAN
3 50 (33.56%) LAN
4 34 (22.82%) Firewall
5 32 (21.48%) ITIL
5 32 (21.48%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (19.46%) VoIP
7 27 (18.12%) Finance
8 26 (17.45%) Telecoms
9 25 (16.78%) Network Security
10 21 (14.09%) DNS
10 21 (14.09%) CCNP
11 20 (13.42%) TCP/IP
11 20 (13.42%) Project Management
12 18 (12.08%) DHCP
12 18 (12.08%) Avaya
13 15 (10.07%) SolarWinds
13 15 (10.07%) Juniper
14 14 (9.40%) Riverbed
14 14 (9.40%) Security Cleared
15 13 (8.72%) SC Cleared
15 13 (8.72%) VLAN
15 13 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
15 13 (8.72%) CCNA
15 13 (8.72%) PRINCE2
15 13 (8.72%) F5
16 12 (8.05%) CCDP
16 12 (8.05%) Change Management
16 12 (8.05%) Load Balancing
17 11 (7.38%) Migration

Network Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 3 (2.01%) MS Office
2 2 (1.34%) MS Project
3 1 (0.67%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 61 (40.94%) WAN
2 50 (33.56%) LAN
3 34 (22.82%) Firewall
4 29 (19.46%) VoIP
5 25 (16.78%) Network Security
6 21 (14.09%) DNS
7 20 (13.42%) TCP/IP
8 18 (12.08%) DHCP
9 13 (8.72%) VLAN
10 11 (7.38%) MPLS
11 10 (6.71%) VPN
11 10 (6.71%) 3G
11 10 (6.71%) BGP
12 9 (6.04%) Cisco ASA
12 9 (6.04%) Cisco IOS
12 9 (6.04%) 2G
13 8 (5.37%) OSPF
13 8 (5.37%) Wireshark
14 7 (4.70%) Cisco IPT
14 7 (4.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (1.34%) Data Mining
General
1 27 (18.12%) Finance
2 26 (17.45%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.37%) Banking
4 4 (2.68%) Local Government
5 3 (2.01%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.01%) Games
6 2 (1.34%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.34%) Front Office
6 2 (1.34%) Retail
7 1 (0.67%) Marketing
7 1 (0.67%) Electronics
7 1 (0.67%) Law
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.04%) NHS
2 6 (4.03%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.01%) CMDB
3 3 (2.01%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.34%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.34%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.34%) DTV
4 2 (1.34%) Online Games
5 1 (0.67%) FMCG
5 1 (0.67%) CCTV
5 1 (0.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 11 (7.38%) Windows
2 5 (3.36%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.68%) Windows 8
3 4 (2.68%) Android
4 3 (2.01%) Linux
4 3 (2.01%) UNIX
5 2 (1.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (0.67%) Windows 2000
6 1 (0.67%) Windows NT
6 1 (0.67%) Windows XP
6 1 (0.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (21.48%) ITIL
2 20 (13.42%) Project Management
3 13 (8.72%) PRINCE2
4 12 (8.05%) Change Management
4 12 (8.05%) Load Balancing
5 11 (7.38%) Migration
5 11 (7.38%) Network Management
6 10 (6.71%) Service Delivery
6 10 (6.71%) Network Architecture
7 9 (6.04%) Stakeholder Management
8 8 (5.37%) WAN Optimisation
9 7 (4.70%) Network Design
9 7 (4.70%) Incident Management
10 6 (4.03%) Network Monitoring
10 6 (4.03%) Asset Management
10 6 (4.03%) Programme Management
11 5 (3.36%) Service Management
11 5 (3.36%) Mentoring
11 5 (3.36%) Coaching
12 4 (2.68%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (2.01%) SQL
2 2 (1.34%) Perl
2 2 (1.34%) Python
2 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
3 1 (0.67%) C
3 1 (0.67%) R
Qualifications
1 32 (21.48%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (14.09%) CCNP
3 14 (9.40%) Security Cleared
4 13 (8.72%) SC Cleared
4 13 (8.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (8.72%) CCNA
5 12 (8.05%) CCDP
6 11 (7.38%) MCSE
7 7 (4.70%) CCVP
8 6 (4.03%) CCIE
8 6 (4.03%) MCSA
9 5 (3.36%) MCDST
9 5 (3.36%) MCTS
9 5 (3.36%) MCITP
9 5 (3.36%) ACSA
9 5 (3.36%) ACSP
9 5 (3.36%) CISSP
9 5 (3.36%) RHCE
9 5 (3.36%) IBM Certification
9 5 (3.36%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.03%) 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 11 (7.38%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.34%) VMware ESX
3 1 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (0.67%) vSphere
3 1 (0.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 7 (4.70%) SolarWinds Orion
1 7 (4.70%) Cisco CUCM
2 5 (3.36%) NSN NetAct
3 4 (2.68%) OpenView
4 2 (1.34%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.67%) HP NNM
5 1 (0.67%) Netcool
5 1 (0.67%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (0.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 62 (41.61%) Cisco
2 18 (12.08%) Avaya
3 15 (10.07%) SolarWinds
3 15 (10.07%) Juniper
4 14 (9.40%) Riverbed
5 13 (8.72%) F5
6 11 (7.38%) HP
7 10 (6.71%) Microsoft
7 10 (6.71%) Websense
8 8 (5.37%) IBM
9 6 (4.03%) BT
9 6 (4.03%) CheckPoint
9 6 (4.03%) Red Hat
9 6 (4.03%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
10 5 (3.36%) EMC
10 5 (3.36%) Apple
10 5 (3.36%) VMware
11 4 (2.68%) Citrix
11 4 (2.68%) Blue Coat
12 3 (2.01%) Siemens
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