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 30 March 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 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Monitoring
Rank 468 504 455
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -49
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 110 71 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.18% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 33 36
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£363 £350 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £227 £164
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £390
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £275
% change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 9
Average hourly rate £16.50 £27.50 £10.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.00% +163.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.00 £10.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.10 £43.25 £34.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.00 £31.25 £10.43
% change year-on-year
-58.40% +199.76%

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
41243 39297 33632
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.22% 74.96% 73.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 25676 24119 20154
Average daily rate £420 £400 £401
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £396 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+5.60% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1168 1115 1095
Average hourly rate £29.00 £27.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -15.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.26 £12.21 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.18
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.44 £27.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
+14.32% -14.06%

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 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 +30 108 £363 +3.57% 40
London +7 35 £369 +2.43% 6
South East +9 33 £343 +7.03% 15
City of London +28 17 £400 -5.88%
Berkshire +6 11 £290 - 3
West Midlands 0 11 £400 +65.28%
North West -13 10 £288 - 5
Buckinghamshire - 9 £335 - 6
Cheshire +6 8 £375 - 1
South West -4 8 £275 - 5
Oxfordshire -10 8 £350 +9.37%
Milton Keynes - 8 - -
Chester - 8 £375 -
Hampshire -4 7 £300 -
Wiltshire +4 6 £275 - 2
Yorkshire - 6 - - 3
West Yorkshire - 4 - -
Birmingham - 3 £380 -
East of England +9 2 £350 -15.40% 5
Reading +4 2 £125 -
East Midlands -12 2 £406 -
Devon - 2 - - 1
Exeter - 2 - -
Harrow - 2 £300 -
Maidenhead - 2 - - 1
North East +2 1 £155 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Tyne and Wear - 1 £155 - 1
Guildford - 1 £400 -
Cambridge - 1 £250 - 1

Network Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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.

1 163 (58.63%) Cisco
2 143 (51.44%) Firewall
3 98 (35.25%) Cisco Certification
4 89 (32.01%) Windows
5 85 (30.58%) WAN
6 80 (28.78%) CCNA
7 75 (26.98%) LAN
8 64 (23.02%) ITIL
8 64 (23.02%) SolarWinds
9 60 (21.58%) OSPF
10 58 (20.86%) BGP
11 55 (19.78%) Juniper
11 55 (19.78%) CheckPoint
12 53 (19.06%) HP
12 53 (19.06%) Linux
13 51 (18.35%) Network Management
13 51 (18.35%) F5
14 50 (17.99%) Network Security
15 48 (17.27%) TCP/IP
15 48 (17.27%) CCNP
16 41 (14.75%) Cisco ASA
17 39 (14.03%) VMware
18 38 (13.67%) MPLS
18 38 (13.67%) Security Cleared
19 37 (13.31%) Wireless
19 37 (13.31%) VPN
19 37 (13.31%) Microsoft
20 36 (12.95%) VLAN
21 35 (12.59%) DNS
22 34 (12.23%) MS Excel

Network Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 9 (3.24%) Lync
2 6 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.16%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.44%) IIS
4 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.72%) SAS
4 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (0.72%) Lightstreamer
5 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.36%) Apache
5 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 34 (12.23%) MS Excel
2 28 (10.07%) MS Office
3 11 (3.96%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (0.72%) SaaS
2 2 (0.72%) IaaS
3 1 (0.36%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 143 (51.44%) Firewall
2 85 (30.58%) WAN
3 75 (26.98%) LAN
4 60 (21.58%) OSPF
5 58 (20.86%) BGP
6 50 (17.99%) Network Security
7 48 (17.27%) TCP/IP
8 41 (14.75%) Cisco ASA
9 38 (13.67%) MPLS
10 37 (13.31%) Wireless
10 37 (13.31%) VPN
11 36 (12.95%) VLAN
12 35 (12.59%) DNS
13 34 (12.23%) Cisco Nexus
14 23 (8.27%) IPsec
14 23 (8.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 21 (7.55%) EIGRP
16 19 (6.83%) SAN
16 19 (6.83%) Wireshark
17 18 (6.47%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.16%) Relational Database
3 3 (1.08%) Hadoop
4 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.36%) MySQL
5 1 (0.36%) Big Data
5 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (2.52%) Subversion
2 2 (0.72%) Ant
General
1 32 (11.51%) Finance
2 24 (8.63%) Banking
3 23 (8.27%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.24%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.80%) Retail
5 5 (1.80%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.72%) Back Office
6 2 (0.72%) Games
6 2 (0.72%) Automotive
6 2 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.72%) Billing
6 2 (0.72%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 84 (30.22%) Network Engineer
2 41 (14.75%) Network Support
3 34 (12.23%) Analyst
4 29 (10.43%) Support Engineer
5 27 (9.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 26 (9.35%) Consultant
7 19 (6.83%) Network Consultant
8 18 (6.47%) Network Analyst
9 17 (6.12%) Architect
10 16 (5.76%) Network Specialist
11 13 (4.68%) Network Support Engineer
12 11 (3.96%) Security Engineer
12 11 (3.96%) Systems Administrator
13 10 (3.60%) Administrator
13 10 (3.60%) Support Analyst
13 10 (3.60%) Network Support Analyst
13 10 (3.60%) Cisco Engineer
14 9 (3.24%) Security Architect
14 9 (3.24%) Linux Systems Administrator
14 9 (3.24%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.60%) CSS
2 6 (2.16%) Middleware
3 5 (1.80%) HTML
4 4 (1.44%) XMPP
5 3 (1.08%) XML
6 2 (0.72%) jQuery
6 2 (0.72%) Ext JS
6 2 (0.72%) HTML5
6 2 (0.72%) CSS3
6 2 (0.72%) WebSockets
6 2 (0.72%) Sencha Touch
6 2 (0.72%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (0.72%) Ajax
7 1 (0.36%) Web Services
7 1 (0.36%) Application Packaging
7 1 (0.36%) OLE
7 1 (0.36%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (7.19%) PKI
3 14 (5.04%) CMDB
4 13 (4.68%) User Experience
5 10 (3.60%) Computer Science
6 9 (3.24%) Physics
7 8 (2.88%) Video Conferencing
7 8 (2.88%) NHS
7 8 (2.88%) Cryptography
8 6 (2.16%) Management Information System
8 6 (2.16%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.80%) e-Health
10 4 (1.44%) Data Integration
11 3 (1.08%) Statistics
11 3 (1.08%) Clustering
11 3 (1.08%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.72%) Fixed Income
12 2 (0.72%) Mainframe
12 2 (0.72%) IBM Mainframe
13 1 (0.36%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 89 (32.01%) Windows
2 53 (19.06%) Linux
3 29 (10.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (7.19%) UNIX
5 14 (5.04%) CentOS
6 10 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (2.52%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.80%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.44%) Solaris
9 4 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.72%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.36%) AIX
11 1 (0.36%) VMS
11 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (23.02%) ITIL
2 51 (18.35%) Network Management
3 29 (10.43%) Load Balancing
4 27 (9.71%) Network Design
5 25 (8.99%) Service Management
6 24 (8.63%) Change Management
6 24 (8.63%) Network Load Balancing
7 22 (7.91%) Network Architecture
8 21 (7.55%) Service Delivery
9 18 (6.47%) Incident Management
10 17 (6.12%) Configuration Management
11 15 (5.40%) Performance Management
11 15 (5.40%) Root Cause Analysis
12 14 (5.04%) SIEM
13 10 (3.60%) Cyber Security
13 10 (3.60%) TOGAF
14 9 (3.24%) Information Security
14 9 (3.24%) Migration
14 9 (3.24%) WAN Optimisation
15 8 (2.88%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 20 (7.19%) Bash Shell
2 17 (6.12%) Perl
3 11 (3.96%) PHP
3 11 (3.96%) PowerShell
4 8 (2.88%) SQL
4 8 (2.88%) Python
5 5 (1.80%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.08%) Groovy
7 2 (0.72%) C
7 2 (0.72%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.36%) Java
Qualifications
1 98 (35.25%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (28.78%) CCNA
3 48 (17.27%) CCNP
4 38 (13.67%) Security Cleared
5 18 (6.47%) Degree
6 16 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 15 (5.40%) MCSE
7 15 (5.40%) SC Cleared
8 14 (5.04%) CCIE
9 13 (4.68%) DV Cleared
10 8 (2.88%) RHCT
11 5 (1.80%) CCDP
12 4 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.44%) CCSA
13 2 (0.72%) CCVP
13 2 (0.72%) Check Point Certification
13 2 (0.72%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.72%) CCSP
13 2 (0.72%) CCIP
13 2 (0.72%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.91%) SLA
2 12 (4.32%) QA
3 8 (2.88%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.36%) BS25999
4 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (7.91%) Active Directory
3 19 (6.83%) Hyper-V
3 19 (6.83%) vSphere
3 19 (6.83%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (3.24%) VMware ESX
5 4 (1.44%) Snort
6 3 (1.08%) ProxySG
6 3 (1.08%) Firmware
7 2 (0.72%) XenApp
7 2 (0.72%) vCloud
8 1 (0.36%) NFS
8 1 (0.36%) XenServer
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (5.76%) OpenView
2 15 (5.40%) OPNET
3 14 (5.04%) SCOM
3 14 (5.04%) Nagios
3 14 (5.04%) WhatsUp Gold
4 12 (4.32%) SCCM
4 12 (4.32%) FortiGate
5 8 (2.88%) HP NNM
6 7 (2.52%) Netcool
6 7 (2.52%) CiscoWorks
6 7 (2.52%) Cisco Prime
6 7 (2.52%) Puppet
6 7 (2.52%) SolarWinds Orion
6 7 (2.52%) Cisco UCCE
7 5 (1.80%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.80%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (1.80%) ARCserve
7 5 (1.80%) NetBackup
8 4 (1.44%) HP SIM
9 3 (1.08%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 163 (58.63%) Cisco
2 64 (23.02%) SolarWinds
3 55 (19.78%) Juniper
3 55 (19.78%) CheckPoint
4 53 (19.06%) HP
5 51 (18.35%) F5
6 39 (14.03%) VMware
7 37 (13.31%) Microsoft
8 25 (8.99%) Riverbed
9 22 (7.91%) Remedy
10 18 (6.47%) McAfee
11 17 (6.12%) EMC
12 16 (5.76%) Splunk
13 15 (5.40%) BMC
13 15 (5.40%) Blue Coat
14 12 (4.32%) Red Hat
15 11 (3.96%) Nokia
16 10 (3.60%) NetApp
16 10 (3.60%) BT
16 10 (3.60%) TippingPoint
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Wiltshire
X4 Group
Rate: £275 - 300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £266.74 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £200.00 - £300.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
South West England
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Berkshire
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago
Devon
Computer Futures
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 26 days ago