The table below looks at the statistics for Network Monitoring skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Monitoring over the 3 months to 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Monitoring
Rank 542 572 557
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -15
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 108 83 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.14%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.24% 0.18% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 58 42
Median daily rate £400 £376 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +0.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £254 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £315 £350
% change year-on-year
+23.01% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 2
Median hourly rate £34.25 £17.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+95.71% -18.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £17.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+142.85% -18.60%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
44886 46891 44206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 82.74% 80.24% 78.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 29645 30456 27407
Median daily rate £438 £425 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.06% +5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £596 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.01% +5.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1108 1266 1195
Median hourly rate £29.00 £30.76 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.72% +33.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £52.17 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £32.54 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.80% +30.16%

Network Monitoring
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Network Monitoring as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Network Monitoring Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Network Monitoring
Daily Rate Trend

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

Network Monitoring Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Network Monitoring
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Monitoring within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Network Monitoring Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Monitoring
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Network Monitoring Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Network Monitoring
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Network Monitoring within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016.

Network Monitoring Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Network Monitoring
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Monitoring within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +18 99 £400 +6.24% 24
London -23 25 £513 +20.58% 7
West Midlands -9 24 £550 +46.66%
Shropshire - 17 £505 -
Telford - 17 £505 -
South East +8 15 £381 -2.24% 5
South West +14 10 £525 +75.00% 8
Scotland +18 9 £319 +22.59%
Bristol +1 9 £525 - 2
Berkshire +13 7 £388 +37.16% 4
Yorkshire +9 7 £343 +14.16%
City of London +37 6 £338 -21.92% 1
East of England +15 6 £229 -14.48% 3
Leeds +13 6 £300 -
West Yorkshire +10 6 £300 -
Edinburgh +8 5 £344 +9.73%
Newbury - 5 - -
North West +10 4 £383 +1.59% 1
Glasgow +10 4 £288 +10.57%
Hampshire +1 4 £375 +7.14% 1
North East -20 4 £225 -33.82%
Bedfordshire - 4 £320 -
East Midlands 0 3 £268 -10.83%
Surrey -1 3 - -
Bedford - 3 - -
Camberley - 3 - -
Derbyshire - 3 £268 -
Tyne and Wear -26 2 £225 -33.82%
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 2 £225 -33.82%
Durham - 2 £95 -

Network Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Network Monitoring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Network Monitoring.

1 154 (59.92%) Cisco
2 141 (54.86%) Firewall
3 101 (39.30%) WAN
4 95 (36.96%) ITIL
5 91 (35.41%) Cisco Certification
6 79 (30.74%) Network Security
7 76 (29.57%) LAN
8 73 (28.40%) VPN
9 72 (28.02%) CheckPoint
10 71 (27.63%) TCP/IP
11 65 (25.29%) SolarWinds
12 64 (24.90%) Juniper
13 62 (24.12%) Wireless
14 61 (23.74%) F5
15 59 (22.96%) Network Management
16 58 (22.57%) CCNP
17 54 (21.01%) Security Cleared
18 53 (20.62%) CCNA
19 47 (18.29%) BGP
20 46 (17.90%) Windows
21 45 (17.51%) Linux
21 45 (17.51%) OSPF
22 44 (17.12%) Load Balancing
23 43 (16.73%) Data Centre
24 41 (15.95%) Riverbed
25 40 (15.56%) Fortinet
26 38 (14.79%) Cisco ASA
27 37 (14.40%) Microsoft
28 34 (13.23%) Network Design
28 34 (13.23%) ITIL V3

Network Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 9 (3.50%) Skype for Business
2 7 (2.72%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.78%) Apache
3 2 (0.78%) Confluence
3 2 (0.78%) JBoss
3 2 (0.78%) Lightstreamer
3 2 (0.78%) SAS
3 2 (0.78%) Tomcat
4 1 (0.39%) MQSeries
Applications
1 15 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 13 (5.06%) MS Visio
3 5 (1.95%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 5 (1.95%) AutoCAD
4 4 (1.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.95%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.39%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.17%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 141 (54.86%) Firewall
2 101 (39.30%) WAN
3 79 (30.74%) Network Security
4 76 (29.57%) LAN
5 73 (28.40%) VPN
6 71 (27.63%) TCP/IP
7 62 (24.12%) Wireless
8 47 (18.29%) BGP
9 45 (17.51%) OSPF
10 38 (14.79%) Cisco ASA
11 33 (12.84%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 33 (12.84%) VoIP
12 31 (12.06%) VLAN
13 29 (11.28%) Cisco Nexus
13 29 (11.28%) ISDN
14 27 (10.51%) Broadband
14 27 (10.51%) SNMP
15 25 (9.73%) BIG-IP
16 22 (8.56%) DNS
17 21 (8.17%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.72%) Big Data
2 6 (2.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (0.39%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (0.39%) OLAP
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 6 (2.33%) JIRA
2 2 (0.78%) Fiddler
2 2 (0.78%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.78%) SonarQube
2 2 (0.78%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.39%) Selenium
3 1 (0.39%) Selenium IDE
3 1 (0.39%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.39%) Vagrant
General
1 21 (8.17%) Telecoms
2 17 (6.61%) Finance
3 10 (3.89%) Retail
4 6 (2.33%) Billing
5 5 (1.95%) Banking
6 4 (1.56%) Games
7 2 (0.78%) Law
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 109 (42.41%) Network Engineer
2 36 (14.01%) Analyst
3 35 (13.62%) Cisco Engineer
3 35 (13.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 18 (7.00%) Network Analyst
5 17 (6.61%) Network Specialist
6 16 (6.23%) Network Support
7 15 (5.84%) Security Engineer
7 15 (5.84%) Support Engineer
8 14 (5.45%) Network Security Engineer
8 14 (5.45%) Senior Network Engineer
9 13 (5.06%) Monitoring Specialist
9 13 (5.06%) Network Monitoring Specialist
10 10 (3.89%) Juniper Engineer
10 10 (3.89%) Network Support Engineer
11 9 (3.50%) Cisco Support
11 9 (3.50%) Consultant
12 8 (3.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 8 (3.11%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
13 7 (2.72%) Network Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.78%) 802.1X
2 17 (6.61%) CSS
3 12 (4.67%) Middleware
4 4 (1.56%) HTML
4 4 (1.56%) HTML5
5 3 (1.17%) .NET
5 3 (1.17%) Kafka
6 2 (0.78%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (0.78%) Ajax
6 2 (0.78%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.78%) CSS3
6 2 (0.78%) Ext JS
6 2 (0.78%) jQuery
6 2 (0.78%) JSON
6 2 (0.78%) RESTful
6 2 (0.78%) Sencha Touch
6 2 (0.78%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (0.78%) WebSockets
6 2 (0.78%) XML
7 1 (0.39%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 43 (16.73%) Data Centre
2 20 (7.78%) User Experience
3 14 (5.45%) Visualisation
4 13 (5.06%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.50%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (3.50%) Statistics
7 6 (2.33%) CMDB
8 5 (1.95%) BBC
9 4 (1.56%) Computer Science
9 4 (1.56%) Cyberthreat
9 4 (1.56%) Fintech
10 3 (1.17%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.78%) Cryptography
11 2 (0.78%) Data Integration
11 2 (0.78%) RSA SecurID
11 2 (0.78%) Streaming Video
12 1 (0.39%) Fixed Income
12 1 (0.39%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 46 (17.90%) Windows
2 45 (17.51%) Linux
3 32 (12.45%) Unix
4 23 (8.95%) Windows Server
5 20 (7.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (5.06%) Windows XP
7 12 (4.67%) Mac OS X
7 12 (4.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (4.67%) Windows Vista
8 10 (3.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.72%) Solaris
10 2 (0.78%) Android
10 2 (0.78%) CentOS
10 2 (0.78%) Debian
10 2 (0.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (0.78%) SUSE
10 2 (0.78%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 10
11 1 (0.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (36.96%) ITIL
2 59 (22.96%) Network Management
3 44 (17.12%) Load Balancing
4 34 (13.23%) ITIL V3
4 34 (13.23%) Network Design
5 26 (10.12%) Configuration Management
6 23 (8.95%) Change Control
7 18 (7.00%) Root Cause Analysis
8 17 (6.61%) Network Architecture
9 15 (5.84%) Continuous Improvement
9 15 (5.84%) Performance Management
9 15 (5.84%) SIEM
10 14 (5.45%) Change Management
11 12 (4.67%) High Availability
12 11 (4.28%) Capacity Planning
12 11 (4.28%) Network Planning
12 11 (4.28%) Problem Management
13 10 (3.89%) Capacity Management
13 10 (3.89%) Cybersecurity
13 10 (3.89%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 17 (6.61%) Python
2 14 (5.45%) SQL
3 11 (4.28%) Shell Script
4 10 (3.89%) Perl
5 9 (3.50%) Java
6 6 (2.33%) PowerShell
7 4 (1.56%) C
7 4 (1.56%) C++
7 4 (1.56%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.17%) Bash Shell
9 2 (0.78%) PHP
10 1 (0.39%) C#
10 1 (0.39%) Korn
10 1 (0.39%) Ruby
10 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 91 (35.41%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (22.57%) CCNP
3 54 (21.01%) Security Cleared
4 53 (20.62%) CCNA
5 30 (11.67%) DV Cleared
6 27 (10.51%) SC Cleared
7 11 (4.28%) Degree
8 10 (3.89%) CCIE
9 8 (3.11%) CCDA
10 6 (2.33%) CCDP
10 6 (2.33%) CCSE
10 6 (2.33%) CISSP
11 5 (1.95%) SANS
12 4 (1.56%) CEH
13 3 (1.17%) CCSA
13 3 (1.17%) CISM
13 3 (1.17%) JNCIP
14 2 (0.78%) MCSE
14 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Certification
14 2 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (8.56%) SLA
2 3 (1.17%) QA
3 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.39%) BS25999
4 1 (0.39%) COBIT
4 1 (0.39%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 19 (7.39%) Active Directory
2 12 (4.67%) KVM
3 10 (3.89%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (3.50%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.33%) Snort
6 5 (1.95%) StorNext
6 5 (1.95%) Xsan
7 4 (1.56%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 4 (1.56%) Forefront TMG
7 4 (1.56%) UAG
8 3 (1.17%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.17%) vSphere
9 2 (0.78%) NFS
9 2 (0.78%) Postfix
9 2 (0.78%) Squid
10 1 (0.39%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.39%) Samba
10 1 (0.39%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.39%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 33 (12.84%) Nagios
2 20 (7.78%) OPNET
3 13 (5.06%) Puppet
4 12 (4.67%) Cacti
5 11 (4.28%) CA Spectrum
6 10 (3.89%) SmokePing
7 6 (2.33%) SCOM
8 5 (1.95%) OpenView
8 5 (1.95%) RSA enVision
9 4 (1.56%) Ambari
9 4 (1.56%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (1.56%) FortiGate
9 4 (1.56%) Hadoop YARN
9 4 (1.56%) HP SiteScope
9 4 (1.56%) Nessus
10 3 (1.17%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (1.17%) QRadar
10 3 (1.17%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (0.78%) Ansible
11 2 (0.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 154 (59.92%) Cisco
2 72 (28.02%) CheckPoint
3 65 (25.29%) SolarWinds
4 64 (24.90%) Juniper
5 61 (23.74%) F5
6 41 (15.95%) Riverbed
7 40 (15.56%) Fortinet
8 37 (14.40%) Microsoft
9 23 (8.95%) HP
10 21 (8.17%) BMC
11 17 (6.61%) Nokia
12 14 (5.45%) Intel Security
12 14 (5.45%) Palo Alto
12 14 (5.45%) VMware
13 13 (5.06%) Aruba
13 13 (5.06%) Brocade
13 13 (5.06%) Red Hat
14 12 (4.67%) TippingPoint
15 11 (4.28%) CA
16 10 (3.89%) Citrix