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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Network Monitoring
Rank 462 505 464
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -41
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 114 61 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 24 33
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£363 £370 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% +23.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £208 £214
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £443 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +27.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 7
Average hourly rate £13.00 £13.00 £10.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +24.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £12.75 £10.43
% change year-on-year
-5.88% +22.30%

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
39834 37606 32717
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 75.91% 74.82% 72.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 25112 22628 19457
Average daily rate £420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1043 1134 1178
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.31 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £51.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.69%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +36 108 £350 -5.40% 40
London -2 42 £363 -2.02% 12
South East +3 35 £325 +1.56% 13
City of London +13 10 £375 - 3
Oxfordshire -5 10 £290 -9.37% 2
Hampshire - 10 £325 - 1
North West -7 9 £200 - 4
Cheshire +7 7 £375 - 1
Chester - 7 £375 -
Berkshire +4 6 £513 - 2
West Midlands -4 5 £450 +85.95% 3
Surrey - 5 £430 - 6
Yorkshire - 5 - - 2
East Midlands +3 4 £394 -
Scotland -3 4 £450 +64.38% 1
Tyne and Wear - 4 £418 -
North East - 4 £418 -
South West -25 3 £250 -41.17% 4
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Guildford - 3 £430 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
South Wales -1 2 £500 -
Wales -8 2 £500 -
Derbyshire - 2 £438 -
Slough - 2 £500 -
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
East Sussex - 2 £425 - 1
East of England +5 1 - - 2
Wiltshire -5 1 £245 -42.35%
Bristol -9 1 £310 - 2

Network Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 176 (62.63%) Cisco
2 158 (56.23%) Firewall
3 110 (39.15%) Cisco Certification
4 98 (34.88%) Windows
5 93 (33.10%) CCNA
6 88 (31.32%) WAN
7 80 (28.47%) BGP
8 75 (26.69%) ITIL
9 70 (24.91%) Juniper
10 68 (24.20%) OSPF
10 68 (24.20%) LAN
11 66 (23.49%) Network Management
12 62 (22.06%) SolarWinds
13 60 (21.35%) CheckPoint
14 58 (20.64%) CCNP
15 56 (19.93%) HP
15 56 (19.93%) F5
16 55 (19.57%) Linux
17 51 (18.15%) Network Security
18 48 (17.08%) VMware
19 45 (16.01%) Cisco ASA
20 44 (15.66%) TCP/IP
20 44 (15.66%) DNS
21 42 (14.95%) VPN
21 42 (14.95%) Microsoft
21 42 (14.95%) Network Design
22 41 (14.59%) Security Cleared
22 41 (14.59%) Network Architecture
23 39 (13.88%) Cisco Nexus
24 37 (13.17%) MPLS

Network Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 6 (2.14%) SharePoint
1 6 (2.14%) MS Exchange
1 6 (2.14%) Lync
2 4 (1.42%) IIS
3 3 (1.07%) Apache
3 3 (1.07%) Tomcat
4 2 (0.71%) SAS
4 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (0.71%) OpenStack
4 2 (0.71%) Lightstreamer
5 1 (0.36%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.36%) JBoss
Applications
1 37 (13.17%) MS Excel
2 33 (11.74%) MS Office
3 12 (4.27%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.07%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (0.71%) SaaS
1 2 (0.71%) IaaS
2 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 158 (56.23%) Firewall
2 88 (31.32%) WAN
3 80 (28.47%) BGP
4 68 (24.20%) LAN
4 68 (24.20%) OSPF
5 51 (18.15%) Network Security
6 45 (16.01%) Cisco ASA
7 44 (15.66%) TCP/IP
7 44 (15.66%) DNS
8 42 (14.95%) VPN
9 39 (13.88%) Cisco Nexus
10 37 (13.17%) MPLS
11 34 (12.10%) EIGRP
12 32 (11.39%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 31 (11.03%) IPsec
14 25 (8.90%) VLAN
14 25 (8.90%) SAN
15 24 (8.54%) RIP
16 21 (7.47%) Wireless
16 21 (7.47%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.07%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.71%) Relational Database
3 2 (0.71%) MySQL
4 1 (0.36%) Big Data
4 1 (0.36%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 7 (2.49%) Subversion
2 2 (0.71%) Ant
General
1 31 (11.03%) Finance
2 29 (10.32%) Telecoms
3 22 (7.83%) Banking
4 9 (3.20%) Retail
4 9 (3.20%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.42%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.71%) Billing
6 2 (0.71%) Automotive
6 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.36%) Advertising
7 1 (0.36%) Publishing
7 1 (0.36%) Games
7 1 (0.36%) Law
7 1 (0.36%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (29.54%) Network Engineer
2 32 (11.39%) Analyst
2 32 (11.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 29 (10.32%) Network Support
4 26 (9.25%) Consultant
5 21 (7.47%) Architect
5 21 (7.47%) Support Engineer
6 18 (6.41%) Network Consultant
6 18 (6.41%) Network Specialist
7 13 (4.63%) Security Architect
8 12 (4.27%) Network Analyst
9 10 (3.56%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (3.56%) Administrator
9 10 (3.56%) Monitoring Specialist
10 9 (3.20%) Systems Engineer
10 9 (3.20%) Network Support Engineer
10 9 (3.20%) Security Engineer
10 9 (3.20%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (2.85%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 8 (2.85%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (5.34%) CSS
2 13 (4.63%) Middleware
3 5 (1.78%) HTML
4 3 (1.07%) XML
5 2 (0.71%) LAMP
5 2 (0.71%) Ajax
5 2 (0.71%) jQuery
5 2 (0.71%) Ext JS
5 2 (0.71%) HTML5
5 2 (0.71%) CSS3
5 2 (0.71%) WebSockets
5 2 (0.71%) Sencha Touch
5 2 (0.71%) AngularJS
5 2 (0.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 1 (0.36%) Application Packaging
6 1 (0.36%) OLE
6 1 (0.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.83%) PKI
1 22 (7.83%) User Experience
1 22 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (5.69%) Visualisation
3 12 (4.27%) Cryptography
4 10 (3.56%) NHS
4 10 (3.56%) Computer Science
4 10 (3.56%) CMDB
5 9 (3.20%) Physics
6 7 (2.49%) Statistics
7 5 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.42%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.42%) e-Health
8 4 (1.42%) Clustering
9 3 (1.07%) Open Source
10 2 (0.71%) Data Integration
10 2 (0.71%) Fixed Income
11 1 (0.36%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.36%) IVR
11 1 (0.36%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 98 (34.88%) Windows
2 55 (19.57%) Linux
3 32 (11.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (8.54%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (8.54%) UNIX
5 17 (6.05%) CentOS
6 15 (5.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.14%) Windows XP
8 5 (1.78%) Windows 7
9 3 (1.07%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.71%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.71%) Solaris
11 1 (0.36%) AIX
11 1 (0.36%) VMS
11 1 (0.36%) Debian
11 1 (0.36%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (26.69%) ITIL
2 66 (23.49%) Network Management
3 42 (14.95%) Network Design
4 41 (14.59%) Network Architecture
5 35 (12.46%) Load Balancing
6 24 (8.54%) Service Management
7 22 (7.83%) Service Delivery
8 21 (7.47%) Change Management
9 18 (6.41%) Network Load Balancing
9 18 (6.41%) Incident Management
10 15 (5.34%) Migration
11 14 (4.98%) Performance Management
11 14 (4.98%) SIEM
12 12 (4.27%) Root Cause Analysis
13 11 (3.91%) Cyber Security
13 11 (3.91%) Configuration Management
14 10 (3.56%) TOGAF
14 10 (3.56%) Performance Monitoring
14 10 (3.56%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (3.20%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (8.19%) Bash Shell
2 16 (5.69%) Perl
3 14 (4.98%) PowerShell
4 9 (3.20%) PHP
4 9 (3.20%) Python
5 5 (1.78%) SQL
5 5 (1.78%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.71%) VB
6 2 (0.71%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.71%) Groovy
6 2 (0.71%) C
6 2 (0.71%) Java
Qualifications
1 110 (39.15%) Cisco Certification
2 93 (33.10%) CCNA
3 58 (20.64%) CCNP
4 41 (14.59%) Security Cleared
5 18 (6.41%) Degree
6 17 (6.05%) SC Cleared
7 15 (5.34%) DV Cleared
8 13 (4.63%) CCIE
9 12 (4.27%) Microsoft Certification
10 11 (3.91%) MCSE
11 8 (2.85%) RHCT
12 6 (2.14%) CCDP
13 4 (1.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.71%) MCT
14 2 (0.71%) Check Point Certification
14 2 (0.71%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (0.71%) CCSP
14 2 (0.71%) CCENT
14 2 (0.71%) VCP4
14 2 (0.71%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.69%) SLA
2 14 (4.98%) QA
3 12 (4.27%) JSP 440
System Software
1 26 (9.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 25 (8.90%) vSphere
3 24 (8.54%) VMware ESXi
3 24 (8.54%) Hyper-V
4 21 (7.47%) Active Directory
5 8 (2.85%) VMware ESX
6 3 (1.07%) Firmware
6 3 (1.07%) ProxySG
6 3 (1.07%) Snort
6 3 (1.07%) XenApp
6 3 (1.07%) NFS
7 2 (0.71%) vCloud
8 1 (0.36%) XenServer
8 1 (0.36%) Postfix
8 1 (0.36%) Squid
8 1 (0.36%) Xen
8 1 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 21 (7.47%) OPNET
2 16 (5.69%) Nagios
3 15 (5.34%) WhatsUp Gold
4 14 (4.98%) OpenView
5 13 (4.63%) FortiGate
6 11 (3.91%) SCCM
7 9 (3.20%) SCOM
8 8 (2.85%) CiscoWorks
8 8 (2.85%) SolarWinds Orion
8 8 (2.85%) Puppet
9 7 (2.49%) HP NNM
10 5 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 5 (1.78%) Netcool
10 5 (1.78%) ARCserve
10 5 (1.78%) NetBackup
11 4 (1.42%) CA Spectrum
12 3 (1.07%) HP SIM
12 3 (1.07%) Tivoli
13 2 (0.71%) BladeLogic
13 2 (0.71%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 176 (62.63%) Cisco
2 70 (24.91%) Juniper
3 62 (22.06%) SolarWinds
4 60 (21.35%) CheckPoint
5 56 (19.93%) HP
5 56 (19.93%) F5
6 48 (17.08%) VMware
7 42 (14.95%) Microsoft
8 35 (12.46%) Riverbed
9 25 (8.90%) BMC
10 21 (7.47%) Nokia
11 18 (6.41%) McAfee
11 18 (6.41%) Remedy
12 17 (6.05%) EMC
13 16 (5.69%) Splunk
13 16 (5.69%) Fortinet
14 14 (4.98%) TippingPoint
15 13 (4.63%) 3PAR
15 13 (4.63%) Red Hat
15 13 (4.63%) Blue Coat
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