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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Monitoring
Rank 523 522 494
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -28
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 78 53 109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.100% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.14% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 46
Average daily rate
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£375 £310 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -17.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £180 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 4
Average hourly rate £21.50 £32.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-32.81% +42.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.50 £32.00 £73.00
% change year-on-year
-32.81% -56.16%

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
41079 38998 41722
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.15% 73.31% 70.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 25436 23913 24140
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £263
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 1126 1046 1483
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.11
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -2 75 £375 +20.96% 30
London +31 33 £405 +0.62% 7
South East +4 11 £350 +27.27% 11
West Midlands -12 11 £288 -7.25% 2
South West - 7 £350 - 6
Birmingham +5 5 £350 -18.60%
City of London +31 4 £438 +9.37% 4
East Midlands - 4 - -
Kent - 4 £400 -
Wiltshire - 4 - - 2
Hampshire -13 3 £195 - 3
Buckinghamshire +3 2 £344 -
North West -6 2 £163 -62.85%
Wales - 2 £400 -
South Wales - 2 £400 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Bristol - 2 - - 3
Reigate +5 1 £95 - 1
Berkshire +4 1 - - 4
Surrey +2 1 £95 - 3
Yorkshire -5 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Nuneaton - - - -
Petworth - - - -
Bournemouth - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -

Network Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 70 (44.03%) Cisco
2 62 (38.99%) WAN
2 62 (38.99%) Firewall
3 53 (33.33%) Windows
4 44 (27.67%) LAN
5 43 (27.04%) HP
6 42 (26.42%) Microsoft
7 37 (23.27%) VPN
8 36 (22.64%) ITIL
9 35 (22.01%) Cisco Certification
10 34 (21.38%) Active Directory
11 33 (20.75%) Network Management
12 32 (20.13%) SolarWinds
12 32 (20.13%) BGP
13 29 (18.24%) UNIX
14 28 (17.61%) MS Excel
15 27 (16.98%) Finance
15 27 (16.98%) Security Cleared
16 26 (16.35%) OSPF
17 25 (15.72%) Linux
17 25 (15.72%) CCNP
17 25 (15.72%) Telecoms
18 24 (15.09%) Network Security
19 23 (14.47%) CCNA
19 23 (14.47%) MS Office
19 23 (14.47%) MPLS
19 23 (14.47%) CheckPoint
20 22 (13.84%) TCP/IP
21 21 (13.21%) Juniper
22 20 (12.58%) BMC

Network Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 11 (6.92%) MS Exchange
2 5 (3.14%) Lync
2 5 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (2.52%) Apache
4 3 (1.89%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.89%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.63%) Moodle
6 1 (0.63%) CMS
Applications
1 28 (17.61%) MS Excel
2 23 (14.47%) MS Office
3 10 (6.29%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.52%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.89%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (1.89%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.89%) Amazon S3
1 3 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.26%) SaaS
2 2 (1.26%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 62 (38.99%) WAN
1 62 (38.99%) Firewall
2 44 (27.67%) LAN
3 37 (23.27%) VPN
4 32 (20.13%) BGP
5 26 (16.35%) OSPF
6 24 (15.09%) Network Security
7 23 (14.47%) MPLS
8 22 (13.84%) TCP/IP
9 20 (12.58%) DNS
10 18 (11.32%) VoIP
10 18 (11.32%) EIGRP
11 16 (10.06%) IPsec
11 16 (10.06%) SAN
12 14 (8.81%) RIP
12 14 (8.81%) Multicast
13 12 (7.55%) SNMP
14 11 (6.92%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (6.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
15 10 (6.29%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (1.89%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.26%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.63%) Ingres
3 1 (0.63%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Ant
1 1 (0.63%) WebLOAD
General
1 27 (16.98%) Finance
2 25 (15.72%) Telecoms
3 12 (7.55%) Financial Institution
4 5 (3.14%) Retail
5 4 (2.52%) Advertising
6 3 (1.89%) Banking
7 2 (1.26%) Back Office
8 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Billing
8 1 (0.63%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.63%) French Language
8 1 (0.63%) Automotive
8 1 (0.63%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (25.16%) Network Engineer
2 34 (21.38%) Analyst
3 12 (7.55%) Operations Analyst
4 11 (6.92%) Architect
5 10 (6.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (5.66%) Help Desk Analyst
7 8 (5.03%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.03%) Network Analyst
8 7 (4.40%) Consultant
8 7 (4.40%) Network Support
8 7 (4.40%) Administrator
9 6 (3.77%) Network Specialist
9 6 (3.77%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.14%) Monitoring Specialist
10 5 (3.14%) Developer
10 5 (3.14%) Help Desk Support
10 5 (3.14%) Network Manager
10 5 (3.14%) Cisco Engineer
10 5 (3.14%) Operations Manager
11 4 (2.52%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.81%) Middleware
2 4 (2.52%) CSS
3 3 (1.89%) LAMP
4 2 (1.26%) Apache Flex
4 2 (1.26%) HTML
5 1 (0.63%) EDI
5 1 (0.63%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.18%) Hedge funds
2 6 (3.77%) PKI
3 5 (3.14%) Cryptography
3 5 (3.14%) Statistics
4 4 (2.52%) Replication
4 4 (2.52%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.52%) Visualisation
5 2 (1.26%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.26%) Clustering
5 2 (1.26%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.26%) NHS
6 1 (0.63%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.63%) iPhone
6 1 (0.63%) iPad
6 1 (0.63%) Firmware
6 1 (0.63%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 53 (33.33%) Windows
2 29 (18.24%) UNIX
3 25 (15.72%) Linux
4 16 (10.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (6.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (5.03%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (3.14%) Solaris
8 3 (1.89%) Windows 8
8 3 (1.89%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.26%) VMS
10 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.63%) CentOS
10 1 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.63%) Android
10 1 (0.63%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.63%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (22.64%) ITIL
2 33 (20.75%) Network Management
3 18 (11.32%) Network Design
4 15 (9.43%) Load Balancing
5 13 (8.18%) Service Management
6 12 (7.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 11 (6.92%) Service Delivery
8 10 (6.29%) Configuration Management
8 10 (6.29%) Network Architecture
9 9 (5.66%) Network Load Balancing
9 9 (5.66%) Incident Management
10 8 (5.03%) Change Management
10 8 (5.03%) Change Control
11 7 (4.40%) WAN Optimisation
11 7 (4.40%) Migration
12 6 (3.77%) Project Management
12 6 (3.77%) Information Assurance
13 5 (3.14%) Capacity Planning
13 5 (3.14%) Validation
13 5 (3.14%) GAP Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (4.40%) SQL
2 4 (2.52%) Shell Script
2 4 (2.52%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.89%) C
3 3 (1.89%) Java
4 2 (1.26%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.26%) Perl
4 2 (1.26%) Python
5 1 (0.63%) VBScript
5 1 (0.63%) VB
5 1 (0.63%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 35 (22.01%) Cisco Certification
2 27 (16.98%) Security Cleared
3 25 (15.72%) CCNP
4 23 (14.47%) CCNA
5 12 (7.55%) SC Cleared
6 6 (3.77%) Degree
6 6 (3.77%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 4 (2.52%) CCIE
9 3 (1.89%) MCT
10 2 (1.26%) MCITP
10 2 (1.26%) MCSA
10 2 (1.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.63%) MCSE
11 1 (0.63%) CCDP
11 1 (0.63%) MCTS
11 1 (0.63%) JNCIA
11 1 (0.63%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (11.32%) SLA
2 9 (5.66%) QA
3 4 (2.52%) PCI DSS
3 4 (2.52%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (21.38%) Active Directory
2 11 (6.92%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (5.66%) vSphere
3 9 (5.66%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.40%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (3.77%) VMware ESX
6 4 (2.52%) XenApp
7 3 (1.89%) KVM
7 3 (1.89%) NFS
8 2 (1.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.26%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.63%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 16 (10.06%) NetBackup
2 14 (8.81%) SCOM
3 13 (8.18%) Nagios
3 13 (8.18%) Control-M
4 11 (6.92%) WhatsUp Gold
5 10 (6.29%) OpenView
6 7 (4.40%) SCCM
7 6 (3.77%) OPNET
7 6 (3.77%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 6 (3.77%) HP UCMDB
8 4 (2.52%) HP NNM
8 4 (2.52%) CiscoWorks
9 3 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (1.26%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.26%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (1.26%) HP Data Protector
10 2 (1.26%) Cisco Prime
11 1 (0.63%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.63%) Puppet
Vendors
1 70 (44.03%) Cisco
2 43 (27.04%) HP
3 42 (26.42%) Microsoft
4 32 (20.13%) SolarWinds
5 23 (14.47%) CheckPoint
6 21 (13.21%) Juniper
7 20 (12.58%) BMC
8 17 (10.69%) VMware
8 17 (10.69%) F5
9 12 (7.55%) Altiris
9 12 (7.55%) Veritas
9 12 (7.55%) EMC
9 12 (7.55%) Intel
10 11 (6.92%) Riverbed
11 10 (6.29%) McAfee
12 9 (5.66%) BT
13 8 (5.03%) Blue Coat
14 6 (3.77%) Citrix
14 6 (3.77%) 3PAR
15 5 (3.14%) Brocade
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