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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Monitoring
Rank 487 509 493
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -16
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 142 72 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.24% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.33% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 44 40
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£375 £403 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.83% +7.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £224 £188 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £310 £368
% change year-on-year
+12.90% -15.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 4
Average hourly rate £19.91 £24.94 £27.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.15% -10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £19.80 £17.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.95 £27.50 £98.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £25.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year
-20.36% -32.43%

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
42929 39035 40382
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.67% 74.11% 72.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 27471 24251 23495
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+3.44% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1195 1145 1515
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.15 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.60% -9.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +5.45%

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 October 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
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 20 October 2014.

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 20 October 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 +47 137 £400 -3.61% 46
London +37 49 £425 -5.55% 13
West Midlands +4 32 £404 +30.16% 10
South East +6 23 £400 - 11
Shropshire +2 19 £377 +21.53%
Telford +4 17 £377 -16.27%
Surrey - 10 £365 - 2
South West -30 8 £225 - 5
City of London +21 5 £425 -6.84% 6
Yorkshire -2 5 - -
East Midlands - 4 £270 -
Hampshire - 4 £250 - 1
Kent - 4 £413 - 2
Birmingham -1 3 £800 +86.04% 2
West Yorkshire -8 3 - -
South Wales -10 3 £125 -43.18%
Wales -23 3 £125 -43.18%
East Sussex - 3 - -
Guildford - 3 £400 -
South Yorkshire +7 2 - -
Leeds -4 2 - -
Cardiff -5 2 £119 -46.02%
Wiltshire -12 2 - - 1
Worcestershire - 2 £155 -
West Sussex - 2 £400 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 2 £190 -
Camberley - 2 £365 - 1
Redditch - 2 £155 -
North West -13 1 £163 -62.31% 2
Bristol -28 1 - - 1

Network Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 141 (61.57%) Cisco
2 128 (55.90%) Firewall
3 92 (40.17%) WAN
4 81 (35.37%) Cisco Certification
4 81 (35.37%) BGP
5 80 (34.93%) Windows
6 71 (31.00%) Network Management
7 69 (30.13%) ITIL
8 67 (29.26%) OSPF
9 65 (28.38%) LAN
10 64 (27.95%) CCNA
10 64 (27.95%) SolarWinds
11 58 (25.33%) Juniper
12 55 (24.02%) CheckPoint
12 55 (24.02%) HP
13 53 (23.14%) VPN
14 52 (22.71%) Microsoft
14 52 (22.71%) CCNP
15 51 (22.27%) Linux
16 48 (20.96%) DNS
16 48 (20.96%) Network Design
17 46 (20.09%) MPLS
17 46 (20.09%) F5
18 42 (18.34%) TCP/IP
19 40 (17.47%) Network Security
20 37 (16.16%) BMC
20 37 (16.16%) IPsec
21 36 (15.72%) Security Cleared
21 36 (15.72%) Load Balancing
22 35 (15.28%) MS Office

Network Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 (4.80%) MS Exchange
2 7 (3.06%) Apache
3 6 (2.62%) Tomcat
4 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (1.31%) SharePoint
5 3 (1.31%) Lync
6 2 (0.87%) JBoss
6 2 (0.87%) SAS
6 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.87%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.44%) Moodle
Applications
1 35 (15.28%) MS Office
2 34 (14.85%) MS Excel
3 19 (8.30%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.75%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.44%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.31%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.31%) Amazon S3
1 3 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (1.31%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.44%) Office 365
2 1 (0.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 128 (55.90%) Firewall
2 92 (40.17%) WAN
3 81 (35.37%) BGP
4 67 (29.26%) OSPF
5 65 (28.38%) LAN
6 53 (23.14%) VPN
7 48 (20.96%) DNS
8 46 (20.09%) MPLS
9 42 (18.34%) TCP/IP
10 40 (17.47%) Network Security
11 37 (16.16%) IPsec
12 34 (14.85%) EIGRP
13 31 (13.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 29 (12.66%) Cisco Nexus
15 27 (11.79%) RIP
16 25 (10.92%) Cisco ASA
17 24 (10.48%) HSRP
18 23 (10.04%) Multicast
19 22 (9.61%) VLAN
20 20 (8.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.31%) MySQL
2 3 (1.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 3 (1.31%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.44%) Ingres
4 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Ant
1 1 (0.44%) WebLOAD
General
1 26 (11.35%) Telecoms
1 26 (11.35%) Finance
2 12 (5.24%) Financial Institution
3 11 (4.80%) Retail
4 9 (3.93%) Banking
5 5 (2.18%) Advertising
6 4 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.87%) Billing
8 1 (0.44%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.44%) French Language
8 1 (0.44%) Publishing
8 1 (0.44%) Automotive
8 1 (0.44%) Law
8 1 (0.44%) Legal
8 1 (0.44%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 77 (33.62%) Network Engineer
2 43 (18.78%) Analyst
3 29 (12.66%) Network Support
4 16 (6.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (6.55%) Network Specialist
6 14 (6.11%) Support Engineer
7 13 (5.68%) Consultant
8 12 (5.24%) Architect
8 12 (5.24%) Operations Analyst
8 12 (5.24%) Monitoring Specialist
9 10 (4.37%) Security Architect
9 10 (4.37%) Help Desk Analyst
10 9 (3.93%) Network Consultant
11 8 (3.49%) Network Analyst
11 8 (3.49%) Senior Network Engineer
12 7 (3.06%) Network Support Engineer
12 7 (3.06%) Systems Analyst
13 6 (2.62%) Systems Administrator
13 6 (2.62%) Administrator
13 6 (2.62%) Help Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (11.35%) Middleware
2 13 (5.68%) CSS
3 3 (1.31%) LAMP
4 2 (0.87%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.61%) User Experience
2 18 (7.86%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (7.42%) PKI
4 16 (6.99%) Visualisation
5 13 (5.68%) Hedge funds
6 10 (4.37%) Statistics
6 10 (4.37%) Cryptography
7 5 (2.18%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.75%) NHS
9 3 (1.31%) Clustering
9 3 (1.31%) Open Source
10 2 (0.87%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.87%) e-Health
10 2 (0.87%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.44%) IVR
11 1 (0.44%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.44%) Handset
11 1 (0.44%) IBM Mainframe
11 1 (0.44%) iPhone
11 1 (0.44%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 80 (34.93%) Windows
2 51 (22.27%) Linux
3 33 (14.41%) UNIX
4 22 (9.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.06%) CentOS
8 6 (2.62%) Solaris
9 5 (2.18%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (1.75%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.31%) Windows 7
12 2 (0.87%) VMS
13 1 (0.44%) OS/400
13 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.44%) AIX
13 1 (0.44%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.44%) Debian
13 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.44%) Android
13 1 (0.44%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (31.00%) Network Management
2 69 (30.13%) ITIL
3 48 (20.96%) Network Design
4 36 (15.72%) Load Balancing
5 34 (14.85%) Network Architecture
6 20 (8.73%) Service Delivery
7 19 (8.30%) Service Management
8 18 (7.86%) Change Management
8 18 (7.86%) Network Load Balancing
9 17 (7.42%) Migration
10 16 (6.99%) Incident Management
11 13 (5.68%) Information Assurance
11 13 (5.68%) WAN Optimisation
12 12 (5.24%) Performance Management
12 12 (5.24%) User Acceptance Testing
13 11 (4.80%) ISMS
13 11 (4.80%) High Availability
14 9 (3.93%) Continuous Improvement
14 9 (3.93%) Performance Monitoring
15 8 (3.49%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (2.62%) PowerShell
1 6 (2.62%) Bash Shell
2 5 (2.18%) Perl
3 4 (1.75%) SQL
4 3 (1.31%) Java
4 3 (1.31%) VB
4 3 (1.31%) Python
5 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.87%) PHP
6 1 (0.44%) C
6 1 (0.44%) Ruby
6 1 (0.44%) Groovy
6 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 81 (35.37%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (27.95%) CCNA
3 52 (22.71%) CCNP
4 36 (15.72%) Security Cleared
5 16 (6.99%) SC Cleared
6 10 (4.37%) DV Cleared
7 8 (3.49%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (2.62%) CCIE
9 5 (2.18%) MCT
9 5 (2.18%) CCDP
9 5 (2.18%) Degree
10 4 (1.75%) MCSE
11 2 (0.87%) MCSA
11 2 (0.87%) CCENT
11 2 (0.87%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (0.87%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.87%) MCITP
11 2 (0.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 1 (0.44%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.44%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.04%) SLA
2 14 (6.11%) QA
3 9 (3.93%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.87%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (14.41%) Active Directory
2 17 (7.42%) vSphere
3 16 (6.99%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 12 (5.24%) Hyper-V
6 6 (2.62%) VMware ESX
6 6 (2.62%) NFS
7 5 (2.18%) XenApp
8 2 (0.87%) vCloud
8 2 (0.87%) Firmware
9 1 (0.44%) Postfix
9 1 (0.44%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.44%) Squid
9 1 (0.44%) Xen
9 1 (0.44%) KVM
9 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (10.04%) OPNET
2 18 (7.86%) Nagios
3 16 (6.99%) WhatsUp Gold
4 14 (6.11%) NetBackup
4 14 (6.11%) OpenView
5 13 (5.68%) Control-M
6 12 (5.24%) SCOM
7 9 (3.93%) SCCM
8 7 (3.06%) SolarWinds Orion
8 7 (3.06%) CiscoWorks
9 4 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 4 (1.75%) HP NNM
9 4 (1.75%) FortiGate
10 3 (1.31%) Puppet
10 3 (1.31%) Netcool
11 2 (0.87%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.87%) Cacti
11 2 (0.87%) CA Spectrum
11 2 (0.87%) Cisco Prime
11 2 (0.87%) Cisco LMS
Vendors
1 141 (61.57%) Cisco
2 64 (27.95%) SolarWinds
3 58 (25.33%) Juniper
4 55 (24.02%) HP
4 55 (24.02%) CheckPoint
5 52 (22.71%) Microsoft
6 46 (20.09%) F5
7 37 (16.16%) BMC
8 33 (14.41%) VMware
9 31 (13.54%) Riverbed
10 18 (7.86%) McAfee
10 18 (7.86%) Nokia
11 15 (6.55%) Blue Coat
11 15 (6.55%) Fortinet
12 13 (5.68%) EMC
13 12 (5.24%) Intel
13 12 (5.24%) BT
13 12 (5.24%) Altiris
13 12 (5.24%) Veritas
14 9 (3.93%) 3PAR
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