The table below looks at the statistics for Network Monitoring skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Network Monitoring over the 3 months to 24 November 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 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Monitoring
Rank 451 496 505
Rank change year-on-year
+45 +9
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 166 89 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.40% 0.23% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 50 49
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£358 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £466 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £395 £365
% change year-on-year
-12.03% +8.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 3
Average hourly rate £16.36 £24.87 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.23% +21.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.45 £13.50 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.65 £27.50 £33.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.36 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
-34.58% +21.95%

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
41980 38315 37478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.63% 73.74% 71.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 27244 23771 21863
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £590 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+6.20% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1185 1161 1460
Average hourly rate £25.00 £26.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.66% -8.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% -

Network Monitoring
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Network Monitoring within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 24 November 2014.

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 24 November 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Monitoring within the UK over the 3 months to 24 November 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 +57 162 £375 -7.97% 46
London +40 62 £425 -3.13% 20
South East -1 37 £385 +30.50% 15
West Midlands +2 27 £407 +2.97% 5
Surrey - 20 £430 - 3
Shropshire +5 15 £407 +2.97% 1
Telford +3 12 £404 +2.15%
South West -28 10 £225 -
Yorkshire +3 9 £106 -57.50% 3
Hampshire - 9 £250 - 1
Guildford - 9 £450 -
City of London +11 7 £425 -2.85% 7
West Yorkshire +2 5 £113 -55.00%
Camberley - 5 £375 - 1
East Midlands +7 4 £270 -
Leeds -2 4 £113 -55.00%
Birmingham -1 3 £556 - 1
East Sussex - 3 - -
Somerset - 3 £300 -
Kent +5 2 £450 +52.54% 1
Worcestershire -5 2 £155 -
Cardiff -16 2 £119 -46.02%
South Wales -24 2 £119 -46.02%
Wales -29 2 £119 -46.02%
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £400 -
Fareham - 2 £331 - 1
Crawley - 2 £400 -
North Yorkshire - 2 £100 - 3
Redditch - 2 £155 -

Network Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Network Monitoring also 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 that cited Network Monitoring.

1 154 (63.11%) Cisco
2 144 (59.02%) Firewall
3 95 (38.93%) WAN
4 94 (38.52%) Cisco Certification
5 84 (34.43%) BGP
6 83 (34.02%) Windows
7 77 (31.56%) ITIL
8 74 (30.33%) CCNA
9 73 (29.92%) OSPF
10 72 (29.51%) Network Management
11 71 (29.10%) SolarWinds
12 70 (28.69%) LAN
13 67 (27.46%) Juniper
14 65 (26.64%) CheckPoint
15 59 (24.18%) HP
16 55 (22.54%) CCNP
17 50 (20.49%) DNS
17 50 (20.49%) F5
18 49 (20.08%) Network Design
19 48 (19.67%) VPN
19 48 (19.67%) Microsoft
20 47 (19.26%) Linux
21 46 (18.85%) Network Security
22 45 (18.44%) MPLS
23 43 (17.62%) Network Architecture
24 42 (17.21%) TCP/IP
25 39 (15.98%) VMware
26 38 (15.57%) Security Cleared
27 37 (15.16%) EIGRP
28 36 (14.75%) Load Balancing

Network Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 November 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Network Monitoring also 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 that cited Network Monitoring. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (4.10%) MS Exchange
2 6 (2.46%) Lync
3 4 (1.64%) Apache
3 4 (1.64%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.82%) OpenStack
5 2 (0.82%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.82%) SAS
5 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.41%) Moodle
6 1 (0.41%) JBoss
Applications
1 32 (13.11%) MS Excel
2 30 (12.30%) MS Office
3 18 (7.38%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.64%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.41%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (0.41%) Amazon S3
1 1 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (0.41%) Office 365
1 1 (0.41%) IaaS
1 1 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 144 (59.02%) Firewall
2 95 (38.93%) WAN
3 84 (34.43%) BGP
4 73 (29.92%) OSPF
5 70 (28.69%) LAN
6 50 (20.49%) DNS
7 48 (19.67%) VPN
8 46 (18.85%) Network Security
9 45 (18.44%) MPLS
10 42 (17.21%) TCP/IP
11 37 (15.16%) EIGRP
12 34 (13.93%) Cisco ASA
13 33 (13.52%) IPsec
13 33 (13.52%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 31 (12.70%) Cisco Nexus
15 26 (10.66%) Multicast
16 24 (9.84%) HSRP
16 24 (9.84%) RIP
17 22 (9.02%) VLAN
18 19 (7.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (0.82%) MySQL
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Ant
General
1 31 (12.70%) Telecoms
2 28 (11.48%) Finance
3 12 (4.92%) Retail
4 11 (4.51%) Banking
5 10 (4.10%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.05%) Advertising
7 4 (1.64%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.82%) Billing
9 1 (0.41%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.41%) French Language
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
9 1 (0.41%) Automotive
9 1 (0.41%) Law
9 1 (0.41%) Legal
9 1 (0.41%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 74 (30.33%) Network Engineer
2 47 (19.26%) Analyst
3 29 (11.89%) Network Support
4 27 (11.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (7.79%) Support Engineer
6 15 (6.15%) Consultant
7 14 (5.74%) Architect
7 14 (5.74%) Network Specialist
8 12 (4.92%) Network Analyst
8 12 (4.92%) Monitoring Specialist
9 11 (4.51%) Operations Analyst
9 11 (4.51%) Security Architect
10 10 (4.10%) Senior Network Engineer
11 9 (3.69%) Network Consultant
11 9 (3.69%) Systems Analyst
12 8 (3.28%) Help Desk Analyst
12 8 (3.28%) Network Support Engineer
13 6 (2.46%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 6 (2.46%) 1st Line Support
13 6 (2.46%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (9.84%) Middleware
2 13 (5.33%) CSS
3 2 (0.82%) LAMP
4 1 (0.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.43%) PKI
2 22 (9.02%) User Experience
3 18 (7.38%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (6.56%) Visualisation
5 11 (4.51%) Hedge funds
6 10 (4.10%) Statistics
7 9 (3.69%) Cryptography
8 6 (2.46%) NHS
9 4 (1.64%) Clustering
10 3 (1.23%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.23%) Open Source
10 3 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.82%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.82%) e-Health
11 2 (0.82%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
12 1 (0.41%) IVR
12 1 (0.41%) Handset
12 1 (0.41%) Blackberry
12 1 (0.41%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 83 (34.02%) Windows
2 47 (19.26%) Linux
3 30 (12.30%) UNIX
4 23 (9.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (7.38%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (3.28%) CentOS
8 4 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (1.23%) Windows 8
10 2 (0.82%) Windows 7
10 2 (0.82%) VMS
11 1 (0.41%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.41%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.41%) Debian
11 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.41%) Android
11 1 (0.41%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.41%) AIX
11 1 (0.41%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (31.56%) ITIL
2 72 (29.51%) Network Management
3 49 (20.08%) Network Design
4 43 (17.62%) Network Architecture
5 36 (14.75%) Load Balancing
6 20 (8.20%) Service Management
6 20 (8.20%) Service Delivery
7 18 (7.38%) Migration
7 18 (7.38%) Network Load Balancing
8 17 (6.97%) Change Management
9 15 (6.15%) Incident Management
10 13 (5.33%) Performance Management
11 12 (4.92%) Information Assurance
11 12 (4.92%) High Availability
11 12 (4.92%) WAN Optimisation
12 11 (4.51%) ISMS
13 10 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
13 10 (4.10%) User Acceptance Testing
14 9 (3.69%) Performance Monitoring
15 8 (3.28%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (4.92%) Bash Shell
2 11 (4.51%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.05%) Perl
4 4 (1.64%) SQL
5 3 (1.23%) VB
5 3 (1.23%) Python
6 2 (0.82%) PHP
6 2 (0.82%) Java
7 1 (0.41%) C
7 1 (0.41%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.41%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 94 (38.52%) Cisco Certification
2 74 (30.33%) CCNA
3 55 (22.54%) CCNP
4 38 (15.57%) Security Cleared
5 16 (6.56%) DV Cleared
6 15 (6.15%) SC Cleared
7 10 (4.10%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.46%) MCSE
8 6 (2.46%) CCIE
8 6 (2.46%) Degree
8 6 (2.46%) CCDP
9 3 (1.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.23%) MCT
10 2 (0.82%) CCSP
10 2 (0.82%) MCSA
10 2 (0.82%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (0.82%) Network+ Certification
10 2 (0.82%) CCSA
10 2 (0.82%) CCVP
10 2 (0.82%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.43%) SLA
2 13 (5.33%) QA
3 9 (3.69%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 32 (13.11%) Active Directory
2 21 (8.61%) vSphere
3 20 (8.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 19 (7.79%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (5.33%) Hyper-V
6 9 (3.69%) VMware ESX
7 6 (2.46%) XenApp
8 4 (1.64%) NFS
9 3 (1.23%) Firmware
10 2 (0.82%) Snort
10 2 (0.82%) vCloud
11 1 (0.41%) Squid
11 1 (0.41%) Xen
11 1 (0.41%) Postfix
11 1 (0.41%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 23 (9.43%) OPNET
2 16 (6.56%) OpenView
3 15 (6.15%) Nagios
3 15 (6.15%) WhatsUp Gold
4 14 (5.74%) NetBackup
5 13 (5.33%) SCOM
6 12 (4.92%) CiscoWorks
7 11 (4.51%) Control-M
8 10 (4.10%) FortiGate
9 9 (3.69%) SolarWinds Orion
10 8 (3.28%) SCCM
11 5 (2.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 4 (1.64%) Netcool
12 4 (1.64%) HP NNM
13 2 (0.82%) HP SIM
13 2 (0.82%) Puppet
13 2 (0.82%) CA Spectrum
13 2 (0.82%) Cisco Prime
13 2 (0.82%) Cisco LMS
13 2 (0.82%) Cacti
Vendors
1 154 (63.11%) Cisco
2 71 (29.10%) SolarWinds
3 67 (27.46%) Juniper
4 65 (26.64%) CheckPoint
5 59 (24.18%) HP
6 50 (20.49%) F5
7 48 (19.67%) Microsoft
8 39 (15.98%) VMware
9 35 (14.34%) BMC
10 33 (13.52%) Riverbed
11 21 (8.61%) Nokia
12 18 (7.38%) McAfee
13 16 (6.56%) Blue Coat
13 16 (6.56%) Fortinet
14 11 (4.51%) TippingPoint
15 10 (4.10%) Altiris
15 10 (4.10%) BT
15 10 (4.10%) Veritas
15 10 (4.10%) Intel
16 9 (3.69%) EMC
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Rate: £150 - 180 per day + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £450.00 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
OHO Group
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
IT Connections
Rate: 370-£400/Day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
DP Connect
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Shropshire
Jumar Solutions
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: 18 days ago