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 3 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Manager
Rank 563 544 516
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Network Manager 65 70 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 37 30
Average daily rate
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£400 £366 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -8.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £236 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £506 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -

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
52643 50594 47358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.45% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33418 30646 27757
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1941 1998 2130
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.78 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.34% -5.99%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 3 August 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 3 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 -15 61 £400 +9.21% 14
London -19 23 £400 +8.10% 4
South East -12 20 £393 -10.28% 6
Berkshire +12 15 £358 - 1
City of London -14 8 £525 +54.41%
West Midlands +1 5 £400 +6.66% 1
Reading -3 5 £330 - 1
North West -19 5 £295 +22.91% 1
Bracknell - 5 £449 -
East of England +6 4 £265 +41.33% 1
Scotland -1 3 £315 -
Hampshire -3 3 £410 - 1
Staffordshire - 3 £400 -
Edinburgh - 3 £315 -
Cambridge - 3 £265 -
Slough - 3 £340 -
Cambridgeshire - 3 £265 -
South West -3 2 - -
Chester -8 2 - -
Cheshire -9 2 - -
North East -21 2 £378 -5.62%
Solihull - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £378 -
Merseyside - 2 - -
Tyne and Wear - 2 £378 -
Basingstoke - 2 £438 -
Stafford - 2 £400 -
Uxbridge - 2 - -
Surrey -3 1 - - 1
Milton Keynes -6 1 £415 -6.47%

Network Manager
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 43 (32.09%) Project Management
2 39 (29.10%) Cisco
3 31 (23.13%) WAN
4 29 (21.64%) LAN
5 26 (19.40%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (19.40%) Firewall
5 26 (19.40%) Data Centre
6 23 (17.16%) PRINCE2
7 22 (16.42%) Telecoms
8 19 (14.18%) CCNP
9 18 (13.43%) Finance
10 17 (12.69%) CCNA
11 14 (10.45%) ITIL
11 14 (10.45%) Migration
11 14 (10.45%) Security Cleared
12 13 (9.70%) SC Cleared
12 13 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
13 12 (8.96%) Wireless
13 12 (8.96%) Citrix
14 11 (8.21%) HP
14 11 (8.21%) BGP
14 11 (8.21%) Network Security
14 11 (8.21%) Change Control
15 10 (7.46%) Network Management
15 10 (7.46%) OSPF
15 10 (7.46%) Windows
15 10 (7.46%) VoIP
16 9 (6.72%) Banking
17 8 (5.97%) DV Cleared
17 8 (5.97%) F5

Network Manager
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 (2.99%) MS Exchange
2 3 (2.24%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.49%) IIS
3 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (4.48%) MS Project
2 5 (3.73%) MS Excel
3 4 (2.99%) MS Office
4 2 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.75%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.49%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (23.13%) WAN
2 29 (21.64%) LAN
3 26 (19.40%) Firewall
4 12 (8.96%) Wireless
5 11 (8.21%) BGP
5 11 (8.21%) Network Security
6 10 (7.46%) VoIP
6 10 (7.46%) OSPF
7 8 (5.97%) TCP/IP
7 8 (5.97%) HSRP
8 7 (5.22%) Internet
8 7 (5.22%) 3G
8 7 (5.22%) MPLS
8 7 (5.22%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (3.73%) EIGRP
9 5 (3.73%) VLAN
9 5 (3.73%) VPN
9 5 (3.73%) DNS
9 5 (3.73%) WLAN
9 5 (3.73%) Multicast
Development Applications
1 5 (3.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 22 (16.42%) Telecoms
2 18 (13.43%) Finance
3 9 (6.72%) Banking
4 4 (2.99%) Investment Banking
4 4 (2.99%) Local Government
5 2 (1.49%) Marketing
5 2 (1.49%) Retail
5 2 (1.49%) Electronics
6 1 (0.75%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.75%) Billing
6 1 (0.75%) Legal
6 1 (0.75%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.75%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.75%) Web Services
1 1 (0.75%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.40%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.48%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (2.99%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.49%) Handset
4 2 (1.49%) VLE
5 1 (0.75%) e-Health
5 1 (0.75%) Economics
5 1 (0.75%) Informatics
5 1 (0.75%) Replication
5 1 (0.75%) PMI
5 1 (0.75%) NHS
5 1 (0.75%) DTV
5 1 (0.75%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 10 (7.46%) Windows
2 6 (4.48%) Linux
3 4 (2.99%) Windows 7
3 4 (2.99%) UNIX
3 4 (2.99%) Windows 8
4 2 (1.49%) Apple iOS
4 2 (1.49%) Solaris
4 2 (1.49%) Windows XP
4 2 (1.49%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (32.09%) Project Management
2 23 (17.16%) PRINCE2
3 14 (10.45%) Migration
3 14 (10.45%) ITIL
4 13 (9.70%) Stakeholder Management
5 11 (8.21%) Change Control
6 10 (7.46%) Network Management
7 8 (5.97%) Information Assurance
8 7 (5.22%) Supplier Management
9 6 (4.48%) Network Architecture
9 6 (4.48%) Performance Management
9 6 (4.48%) ITSM
9 6 (4.48%) Service Management
9 6 (4.48%) Application Performance Management
10 5 (3.73%) Coaching
10 5 (3.73%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.73%) Change Management
11 3 (2.24%) Network Design
11 3 (2.24%) Low Latency
11 3 (2.24%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (3.73%) SQL
2 1 (0.75%) Python
2 1 (0.75%) C++
2 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 26 (19.40%) Cisco Certification
2 19 (14.18%) CCNP
3 17 (12.69%) CCNA
4 14 (10.45%) Security Cleared
5 13 (9.70%) SC Cleared
6 8 (5.97%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.73%) CCIE
7 5 (3.73%) Degree
7 5 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 5 (3.73%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 4 (2.99%) PMP
8 4 (2.99%) PMI Certification
9 2 (1.49%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 1 (0.75%) MCP
10 1 (0.75%) MCSE
10 1 (0.75%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.73%) SLA
2 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 5 (3.73%) XenServer
2 3 (2.24%) Xen
3 2 (1.49%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (4.48%) Tivoli
1 6 (4.48%) Netcool
1 6 (4.48%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 3 (2.24%) Cisco CUCM
2 3 (2.24%) CA Spectrum
2 3 (2.24%) CiscoWorks
3 2 (1.49%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.75%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (0.75%) NSN NetAct
4 1 (0.75%) Cisco Prime
4 1 (0.75%) HP UCMDB
Vendors
1 39 (29.10%) Cisco
2 12 (8.96%) Citrix
3 11 (8.21%) HP
4 8 (5.97%) CheckPoint
4 8 (5.97%) F5
5 6 (4.48%) Aruba
6 5 (3.73%) Blue Coat
6 5 (3.73%) Juniper
6 5 (3.73%) IBM
6 5 (3.73%) Microsoft
7 4 (2.99%) Apple
7 4 (2.99%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.24%) Amdocs
8 3 (2.24%) Nokia
8 3 (2.24%) CA
9 2 (1.49%) Ericsson
9 2 (1.49%) Symantec
9 2 (1.49%) Remedy
9 2 (1.49%) Avaya
9 2 (1.49%) LANDesk
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