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 16 September 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Monitoring
Rank 518 537 504
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -33
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 88 55 105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.10% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.14% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 33 37
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £182 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £470 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 £318
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -13.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 5
Average hourly rate £19.91 £28.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.14% +35.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.26 £25.70 £17.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £31.30 £84.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £28.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-30.14% +35.71%

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
42637 39139 42428
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 74.09% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26610 24104 24590
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1188 1108 1539
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -10.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.56 £12.20 £12.63
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £49.65 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-13.33% -

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 16 September 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
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 16 September 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 +34 84 £400 +16.36% 43
London +29 27 £425 +2.40% 15
West Midlands -9 22 £363 +3.57% 3
South East +4 14 £400 - 9
City of London +23 5 £438 -4.10% 8
Birmingham -4 5 £375 -12.79%
South West -18 5 £200 - 3
East Midlands - 5 - -
Kent - 5 £400 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £220 -
Wiltshire -12 3 - - 1
Surrey +3 2 £95 - 4
North West -3 2 £163 -62.85% 4
Yorkshire -4 2 - - 1
South Wales -11 2 £400 +81.81%
Wales -21 2 £400 +81.81%
Northamptonshire - 2 - -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 £208 -
Berkshire +10 1 - - 4
Reigate +4 1 £95 - 2
Leeds 0 1 - -
West Yorkshire -2 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 2
Camberley - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Chertsey - - - -

Network Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 93 (54.07%) Cisco
2 78 (45.35%) Firewall
3 67 (38.95%) WAN
4 54 (31.40%) Windows
5 50 (29.07%) Cisco Certification
6 49 (28.49%) LAN
7 48 (27.91%) ITIL
8 47 (27.33%) Microsoft
8 47 (27.33%) Network Management
9 46 (26.74%) BGP
10 45 (26.16%) SolarWinds
11 41 (23.84%) HP
12 39 (22.67%) CCNA
12 39 (22.67%) VPN
13 38 (22.09%) OSPF
14 35 (20.35%) CheckPoint
14 35 (20.35%) Active Directory
15 34 (19.77%) Juniper
16 33 (19.19%) CCNP
17 30 (17.44%) BMC
18 29 (16.86%) Security Cleared
19 28 (16.28%) UNIX
19 28 (16.28%) MS Excel
20 27 (15.70%) Linux
20 27 (15.70%) MPLS
20 27 (15.70%) Telecoms
20 27 (15.70%) Network Design
21 26 (15.12%) Network Security
21 26 (15.12%) F5
22 25 (14.53%) DNS

Network Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 14 (8.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.91%) Lync
3 5 (2.91%) Apache
4 4 (2.33%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.74%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.16%) SAS
6 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.58%) Moodle
Applications
1 28 (16.28%) MS Excel
2 24 (13.95%) MS Office
3 11 (6.40%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.33%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.58%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.74%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.74%) Amazon S3
1 3 (1.74%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.74%) Amazon ELB
2 2 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.16%) SaaS
3 1 (0.58%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 78 (45.35%) Firewall
2 67 (38.95%) WAN
3 49 (28.49%) LAN
4 46 (26.74%) BGP
5 39 (22.67%) VPN
6 38 (22.09%) OSPF
7 27 (15.70%) MPLS
8 26 (15.12%) Network Security
9 25 (14.53%) DNS
9 25 (14.53%) TCP/IP
10 24 (13.95%) EIGRP
11 21 (12.21%) VoIP
12 20 (11.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 19 (11.05%) RIP
14 18 (10.47%) IPsec
15 17 (9.88%) SAN
15 17 (9.88%) Multicast
16 16 (9.30%) Cisco Nexus
17 15 (8.72%) SNMP
18 14 (8.14%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (1.74%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.58%) MySQL
2 1 (0.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.58%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Ant
1 1 (0.58%) WebLOAD
General
1 27 (15.70%) Telecoms
2 23 (13.37%) Finance
3 12 (6.98%) Financial Institution
4 7 (4.07%) Retail
5 5 (2.91%) Advertising
6 3 (1.74%) Banking
7 2 (1.16%) Back Office
8 1 (0.58%) Automotive
8 1 (0.58%) Legal
8 1 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.58%) Billing
8 1 (0.58%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.58%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.58%) French Language
Job Titles
1 50 (29.07%) Network Engineer
2 39 (22.67%) Analyst
3 12 (6.98%) Operations Analyst
3 12 (6.98%) Network Specialist
4 10 (5.81%) Network Support
4 10 (5.81%) Architect
4 10 (5.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (5.81%) Monitoring Specialist
5 9 (5.23%) Support Engineer
5 9 (5.23%) Network Analyst
5 9 (5.23%) Help Desk Analyst
6 7 (4.07%) Administrator
7 6 (3.49%) Senior Network Engineer
7 6 (3.49%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (3.49%) Security Architect
8 5 (2.91%) Consultant
8 5 (2.91%) Developer
8 5 (2.91%) Network Manager
8 5 (2.91%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (2.91%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (11.63%) Middleware
2 11 (6.40%) CSS
3 3 (1.74%) LAMP
4 1 (0.58%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.72%) User Experience
2 13 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.56%) Hedge funds
2 13 (7.56%) Visualisation
3 6 (3.49%) Cryptography
3 6 (3.49%) PKI
3 6 (3.49%) Statistics
4 5 (2.91%) Clustering
5 4 (2.33%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.16%) NHS
6 2 (1.16%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.16%) Replication
7 1 (0.58%) Open Source
7 1 (0.58%) iPad
7 1 (0.58%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.58%) Firmware
7 1 (0.58%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.58%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.58%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 54 (31.40%) Windows
2 28 (16.28%) UNIX
3 27 (15.70%) Linux
4 17 (9.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (4.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.49%) Solaris
8 3 (1.74%) Windows 7
8 3 (1.74%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.16%) VMS
10 1 (0.58%) OS/400
10 1 (0.58%) CentOS
10 1 (0.58%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.58%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.58%) Debian
10 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.58%) Android
10 1 (0.58%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (27.91%) ITIL
2 47 (27.33%) Network Management
3 27 (15.70%) Network Design
4 22 (12.79%) Load Balancing
4 22 (12.79%) Network Architecture
5 13 (7.56%) Service Management
5 13 (7.56%) Service Delivery
6 12 (6.98%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (6.40%) Network Load Balancing
8 10 (5.81%) Incident Management
8 10 (5.81%) Migration
9 9 (5.23%) Configuration Management
10 8 (4.65%) Change Management
10 8 (4.65%) Change Control
11 7 (4.07%) WAN Optimisation
11 7 (4.07%) Performance Monitoring
12 6 (3.49%) Continuous Improvement
12 6 (3.49%) Performance Management
12 6 (3.49%) Information Assurance
12 6 (3.49%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (5.23%) SQL
2 4 (2.33%) Shell Script
2 4 (2.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.74%) Python
3 3 (1.74%) C
3 3 (1.74%) Perl
4 1 (0.58%) PHP
4 1 (0.58%) Java
4 1 (0.58%) Ruby
4 1 (0.58%) VBScript
4 1 (0.58%) VB
4 1 (0.58%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 50 (29.07%) Cisco Certification
2 39 (22.67%) CCNA
3 33 (19.19%) CCNP
4 29 (16.86%) Security Cleared
5 13 (7.56%) SC Cleared
6 7 (4.07%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.49%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.33%) MCT
8 4 (2.33%) CCIE
8 4 (2.33%) Degree
9 3 (1.74%) MCSE
10 2 (1.16%) MCSA
10 2 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.16%) MCITP
10 2 (1.16%) CCDP
11 1 (0.58%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.58%) JNCIS
11 1 (0.58%) JNCIP
11 1 (0.58%) JNCIE
11 1 (0.58%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.30%) SLA
2 9 (5.23%) QA
3 5 (2.91%) JSP 440
4 4 (2.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (20.35%) Active Directory
2 14 (8.14%) VMware ESXi
3 11 (6.40%) vSphere
4 10 (5.81%) Hyper-V
5 8 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (2.91%) XenApp
6 5 (2.91%) NFS
7 4 (2.33%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.74%) KVM
9 2 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.16%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.16%) vCloud
10 1 (0.58%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.58%) Postfix
10 1 (0.58%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.58%) Squid
10 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (9.30%) OPNET
1 16 (9.30%) Nagios
2 14 (8.14%) SCOM
2 14 (8.14%) NetBackup
3 13 (7.56%) Control-M
4 12 (6.98%) WhatsUp Gold
5 10 (5.81%) SCCM
6 9 (5.23%) OpenView
7 6 (3.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 4 (2.33%) CiscoWorks
8 4 (2.33%) HP NNM
9 3 (1.74%) SolarWinds Orion
9 3 (1.74%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (1.16%) Cisco Prime
10 2 (1.16%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.16%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.58%) Cacti
11 1 (0.58%) ARCserve
11 1 (0.58%) OMEGAMON
11 1 (0.58%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 93 (54.07%) Cisco
2 47 (27.33%) Microsoft
3 45 (26.16%) SolarWinds
4 41 (23.84%) HP
5 35 (20.35%) CheckPoint
6 34 (19.77%) Juniper
7 30 (17.44%) BMC
8 26 (15.12%) F5
9 22 (12.79%) VMware
10 20 (11.63%) Riverbed
11 12 (6.98%) Fortinet
11 12 (6.98%) McAfee
11 12 (6.98%) Altiris
11 12 (6.98%) Veritas
11 12 (6.98%) Nokia
11 12 (6.98%) Intel
12 11 (6.40%) EMC
13 9 (5.23%) BT
14 8 (4.65%) Blue Coat
15 7 (4.07%) Citrix
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