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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Network Monitoring
Rank 499 479 509
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +30
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 124 114 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.29% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 66 27
Average daily rate £405 £350 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -5.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £225 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £451 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 2
Average hourly rate £13.36 £11.90 £20.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -41.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.72 £9.75 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £17.25 £26.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £13.36 £11.90 £13.00
% change year-on-year
+12.24% -8.46%

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
41233 39767 38206
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.35% 77.75% 76.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 26971 25392 23073
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
- +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1169 1059 1170
Average hourly rate £39.00 £27.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.81% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.00 £46.50 £51.89
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £27.79 £27.50
% change year-on-year
+43.93% +1.05%

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 13 February 2016.

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 13 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +7 111 £420 +25.37% 53
London +9 54 £425 +13.33% 16
South East -7 19 £350 +7.69% 19
Yorkshire -4 14 £475 - 2
South West +1 8 £469 +70.45% 1
Leeds -2 8 £480 - 1
West Yorkshire -3 8 £480 - 2
Berkshire +10 6 £550 +10.00% 1
North East -19 6 £405 -2.99% 1
City of London +42 5 £413 +10.00% 3
Scotland -1 5 £350 -22.22%
M4 Corridor - 5 £288 -
Slough +11 4 £550 +10.00% 1
Bristol +4 4 £500 +61.29% 1
Hampshire +4 4 £352 +12.64% 6
North West -14 4 £381 +90.62% 5
Tyne and Wear -26 4 £405 -2.99% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 4 £405 +161.29% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 £100 -
Manchester - 4 £381 - 4
Glasgow - 4 £350 -
Harrow 0 3 £463 +54.16%
Midlands - 3 £650 -
Brighton +18 2 £325 -23.52%
East Sussex +7 2 £325 -23.52%
Bracknell +2 2 - -
Surrey -8 2 £340 -20.00% 8
West Midlands -16 2 - - 3
Hull - 2 - -
East Yorkshire - 2 - -

Network Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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.

1 125 (45.79%) Cisco
2 113 (41.39%) Firewall
3 79 (28.94%) Network Security
4 77 (28.21%) WAN
5 76 (27.84%) Windows
6 74 (27.11%) LAN
7 73 (26.74%) Cisco Certification
8 62 (22.71%) SNMP
8 62 (22.71%) Linux
9 61 (22.34%) ITIL
9 61 (22.34%) TCP/IP
10 56 (20.51%) Information Security
11 55 (20.15%) HP
12 53 (19.41%) Juniper
13 52 (19.05%) VPN
13 52 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
14 46 (16.85%) CCNA
14 46 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
15 44 (16.12%) Wireless
15 44 (16.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 43 (15.75%) SolarWinds
17 42 (15.38%) JIRA
18 40 (14.65%) Cisco ASA
18 40 (14.65%) CCNP
19 39 (14.29%) Python
19 39 (14.29%) Confluence
19 39 (14.29%) PKI
20 38 (13.92%) Jenkins
21 37 (13.55%) Security Cleared
21 37 (13.55%) Cucumber

Network Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 39 (14.29%) Confluence
2 7 (2.56%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.47%) Skype for Business
4 3 (1.10%) IIS
4 3 (1.10%) OpenStack
4 3 (1.10%) SharePoint
5 2 (0.73%) Apache
5 2 (0.73%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (6.23%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.10%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (0.73%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.73%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.47%) SaaS
3 2 (0.73%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.37%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.37%) Office 365
4 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 113 (41.39%) Firewall
2 79 (28.94%) Network Security
3 77 (28.21%) WAN
4 74 (27.11%) LAN
5 62 (22.71%) SNMP
6 61 (22.34%) TCP/IP
7 52 (19.05%) Intrusion Detection
7 52 (19.05%) VPN
8 44 (16.12%) Wireless
9 40 (14.65%) Cisco ASA
10 34 (12.45%) DHCP
10 34 (12.45%) SSL
11 32 (11.72%) DNS
12 30 (10.99%) IPsec
13 27 (9.89%) VoIP
14 26 (9.52%) MPLS
15 25 (9.16%) Cisco Nexus
16 24 (8.79%) OSPF
17 23 (8.42%) BGP
18 22 (8.06%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (5.49%) GIS
2 9 (3.30%) SQL Server
3 6 (2.20%) Big Data
4 3 (1.10%) MySQL
4 3 (1.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.73%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.37%) DB2
6 1 (0.37%) KDB
6 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 42 (15.38%) JIRA
2 38 (13.92%) Jenkins
3 37 (13.55%) Cucumber
3 37 (13.55%) HP UFT
3 37 (13.55%) JMeter
4 36 (13.19%) Selenium
5 35 (12.82%) LoadRunner
6 8 (2.93%) Subversion
7 2 (0.73%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.37%) Fiddler
General
1 28 (10.26%) Finance
2 18 (6.59%) Banking
3 14 (5.13%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.76%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.10%) Law
6 2 (0.73%) Games
6 2 (0.73%) German Language
6 2 (0.73%) Legal
6 2 (0.73%) Retail
7 1 (0.37%) Billing
7 1 (0.37%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 94 (34.43%) Network Engineer
2 33 (12.09%) Cisco Engineer
3 32 (11.72%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 29 (10.62%) Analyst
5 26 (9.52%) Security Engineer
6 24 (8.79%) Network Security Engineer
6 24 (8.79%) Support Engineer
7 23 (8.42%) Network Support
8 19 (6.96%) Test Leader
9 18 (6.59%) Network Support Engineer
10 16 (5.86%) Consultant
10 16 (5.86%) Security Specialist
11 15 (5.49%) Administrator
12 14 (5.13%) Senior Network Engineer
13 12 (4.40%) Architect
13 12 (4.40%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 12 (4.40%) Cisco Support
13 12 (4.40%) Linux Administrator
13 12 (4.40%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 12 (4.40%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (6.23%) 802.1X
2 15 (5.49%) .NET
3 3 (1.10%) XML
4 2 (0.73%) Web Services
5 1 (0.37%) CSS
5 1 (0.37%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.37%) HTML
5 1 (0.37%) JDBC
5 1 (0.37%) REST
5 1 (0.37%) TIBCO EMS
5 1 (0.37%) Ultra Messaging
5 1 (0.37%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 39 (14.29%) PKI
2 35 (12.82%) Data Centre
3 30 (10.99%) Management Information System
4 18 (6.59%) Cryptography
5 11 (4.03%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (3.30%) e-Health
6 9 (3.30%) Statistics
7 8 (2.93%) Driving Licence
8 4 (1.47%) Data Integration
8 4 (1.47%) IVR
9 3 (1.10%) CESG
9 3 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (0.73%) BBC
10 2 (0.73%) Clustering
10 2 (0.73%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.73%) iDTV
10 2 (0.73%) NHS
11 1 (0.37%) Freedom of Information Act
11 1 (0.37%) Handset
11 1 (0.37%) STB
Operating Systems
1 76 (27.84%) Windows
2 62 (22.71%) Linux
3 34 (12.45%) Mac OS X
4 19 (6.96%) Unix
5 17 (6.23%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (5.49%) Windows Server
7 12 (4.40%) Windows 7
7 12 (4.40%) Windows 8
8 10 (3.66%) CentOS
9 4 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.47%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.10%) Android
10 3 (1.10%) Solaris
11 2 (0.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (22.34%) ITIL
2 56 (20.51%) Information Security
3 46 (16.85%) Agile Software Development
4 44 (16.12%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 34 (12.45%) Incident Management
6 31 (11.36%) Functional Testing
6 31 (11.36%) Non-Functional Testing
7 29 (10.62%) Test Automation
8 28 (10.26%) Cybersecurity
9 27 (9.89%) Load Balancing
9 27 (9.89%) Network Management
10 25 (9.16%) Project Management
11 22 (8.06%) Change Management
12 17 (6.23%) Capacity Management
12 17 (6.23%) Problem Management
13 16 (5.86%) Configuration Management
13 16 (5.86%) Network Design
13 16 (5.86%) Service Delivery
14 14 (5.13%) Test Strategy
15 13 (4.76%) Computer Security
Programming Languages
1 39 (14.29%) Python
2 37 (13.55%) Perl
3 25 (9.16%) JavaScript
4 21 (7.69%) Ruby
5 19 (6.96%) Shell Script
6 18 (6.59%) C
6 18 (6.59%) Java
7 16 (5.86%) C#
8 15 (5.49%) Bash Shell
9 11 (4.03%) PHP
10 10 (3.66%) SQL
11 1 (0.37%) C++
11 1 (0.37%) PowerShell
11 1 (0.37%) R
11 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 73 (26.74%) Cisco Certification
2 46 (16.85%) CCNA
3 40 (14.65%) CCNP
4 37 (13.55%) Security Cleared
5 26 (9.52%) SC Cleared
6 12 (4.40%) JNCIP
7 8 (2.93%) Degree
7 8 (2.93%) LPIC
7 8 (2.93%) RHCT
8 6 (2.20%) ISTQB
8 6 (2.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (1.83%) MCSE
10 4 (1.47%) CCDP
10 4 (1.47%) CISA
10 4 (1.47%) CISM
10 4 (1.47%) CISSP
10 4 (1.47%) JNCIA
11 3 (1.10%) DV Cleared
11 3 (1.10%) JNCIE
11 3 (1.10%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.52%) QA
2 18 (6.59%) SLA
3 12 (4.40%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.93%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.10%) BS25999
6 3 (1.10%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.73%) GPG13
7 2 (0.73%) WAI
7 2 (0.73%) WCAG
8 1 (0.37%) JSP 440
System Software
1 26 (9.52%) Active Directory
2 25 (9.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.66%) Firmware
4 7 (2.56%) vSphere
5 6 (2.20%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (1.10%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (0.73%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.73%) XenApp
9 1 (0.37%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 18 (6.59%) Nagios
2 11 (4.03%) CiscoWorks
2 11 (4.03%) Puppet
3 10 (3.66%) OpenView
4 7 (2.56%) Netcool
4 7 (2.56%) OPNET
5 6 (2.20%) SCOM
6 5 (1.83%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (1.47%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 4 (1.47%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.47%) Zenoss
8 3 (1.10%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.10%) logstash
8 3 (1.10%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.10%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.73%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.73%) Cisco Prime
9 2 (0.73%) NSN NetAct
9 2 (0.73%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.73%) vMotion
Vendors
1 125 (45.79%) Cisco
2 55 (20.15%) HP
3 53 (19.41%) Juniper
4 43 (15.75%) SolarWinds
5 37 (13.55%) CheckPoint
6 27 (9.89%) VMware
7 25 (9.16%) Microsoft
8 23 (8.42%) F5
9 19 (6.96%) Intel Security
10 15 (5.49%) CA
11 13 (4.76%) Red Hat
11 13 (4.76%) Splunk
12 12 (4.40%) Palo Alto
13 10 (3.66%) Aruba
14 9 (3.30%) Cyberoam
14 9 (3.30%) Fortinet
15 8 (2.93%) Avaya
16 7 (2.56%) Mitel
17 6 (2.20%) Forcepoint
17 6 (2.20%) IBM