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 1 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Network Monitoring
Rank 502 518 510
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -8
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 115 72 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.20% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.18% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 42 33
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£350 £331 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.66% -17.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £181 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 7 3
Average hourly rate £19.91 £25.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% +35.13%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £24.87 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.80 £29.30 £103.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.91 £27.50 £71.25
% change year-on-year
-27.60% -61.40%

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
42151 38998 41410
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.68% 74.02% 72.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 26532 24183 24007
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 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £365
% change year-on-year
+2.73% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1087 1536
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.80 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.66% -7.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.83 £30.00 £28.50
% change year-on-year
-10.56% +5.26%

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 1 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 1 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 1 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 +29 110 £350 +3.70% 42
London +13 30 £350 -15.66% 12
West Midlands 0 28 £404 +22.27% 5
South East +6 22 £400 - 9
Surrey +7 8 £365 - 4
Yorkshire +2 6 - - 3
South West -28 6 £213 - 4
City of London +27 5 £438 -2.77% 6
Kent - 5 £400 - 1
Hampshire - 5 £250 -
Birmingham -4 4 £463 +7.55% 1
East Midlands - 4 - -
West Yorkshire -5 3 - - 2
Wiltshire -7 3 - - 1
South Wales -7 3 £125 -43.18% 3
Wales -25 3 £125 -43.18% 3
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
South Yorkshire +8 2 - - 1
Leeds -1 2 - - 2
Cardiff -7 2 £119 -46.02% 3
North West -9 2 £163 -62.85% 2
East Sussex - 2 - -
Camberley - 2 £365 - 2
Guildford - 2 £450 -
Berkshire +17 1 - - 2
Reigate +2 1 £95 -
Northampton - 1 - -
Nottingham - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 1

Network Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 118 (59.60%) Cisco
2 95 (47.98%) Firewall
3 77 (38.89%) WAN
4 68 (34.34%) Cisco Certification
5 64 (32.32%) Windows
6 62 (31.31%) BGP
6 62 (31.31%) Network Management
7 60 (30.30%) ITIL
8 58 (29.29%) LAN
9 55 (27.78%) CCNA
10 52 (26.26%) SolarWinds
11 50 (25.25%) Microsoft
12 49 (24.75%) OSPF
13 47 (23.74%) Juniper
14 46 (23.23%) CCNP
14 46 (23.23%) HP
15 44 (22.22%) CheckPoint
16 42 (21.21%) VPN
17 40 (20.20%) Network Design
18 36 (18.18%) Security Cleared
19 35 (17.68%) F5
19 35 (17.68%) Linux
19 35 (17.68%) MPLS
20 34 (17.17%) Active Directory
21 33 (16.67%) BMC
22 31 (15.66%) EIGRP
22 31 (15.66%) MS Excel
22 31 (15.66%) UNIX
22 31 (15.66%) Network Security
22 31 (15.66%) Load Balancing

Network Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 14 (7.07%) MS Exchange
2 6 (3.03%) Apache
2 6 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (2.53%) Lync
3 5 (2.53%) Tomcat
4 3 (1.52%) SharePoint
5 2 (1.01%) SAS
5 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.01%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.51%) Moodle
Applications
1 31 (15.66%) MS Excel
2 29 (14.65%) MS Office
3 12 (6.06%) MS Visio
4 4 (2.02%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (1.01%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.52%) Amazon ELB
1 3 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
1 3 (1.52%) Amazon S3
1 3 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.01%) SaaS
3 1 (0.51%) Office 365
3 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 95 (47.98%) Firewall
2 77 (38.89%) WAN
3 62 (31.31%) BGP
4 58 (29.29%) LAN
5 49 (24.75%) OSPF
6 42 (21.21%) VPN
7 35 (17.68%) MPLS
8 31 (15.66%) EIGRP
8 31 (15.66%) Network Security
9 30 (15.15%) DNS
10 26 (13.13%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 25 (12.63%) RIP
12 24 (12.12%) TCP/IP
12 24 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
13 22 (11.11%) IPsec
13 22 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
14 20 (10.10%) Multicast
15 18 (9.09%) VoIP
16 17 (8.59%) SNMP
16 17 (8.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
1 3 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (1.01%) MySQL
3 1 (0.51%) Ingres
3 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (0.51%) WebLOAD
1 1 (0.51%) Ant
General
1 29 (14.65%) Telecoms
2 24 (12.12%) Finance
3 12 (6.06%) Financial Institution
4 9 (4.55%) Retail
5 6 (3.03%) Banking
6 5 (2.53%) Advertising
7 2 (1.01%) Back Office
7 2 (1.01%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.51%) French Language
8 1 (0.51%) Billing
8 1 (0.51%) Automotive
8 1 (0.51%) Law
8 1 (0.51%) Legal
8 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 63 (31.82%) Network Engineer
2 42 (21.21%) Analyst
3 15 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (7.07%) Network Specialist
5 12 (6.06%) Operations Analyst
5 12 (6.06%) Monitoring Specialist
6 11 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
6 11 (5.56%) Architect
7 10 (5.05%) Network Support
8 9 (4.55%) Support Engineer
8 9 (4.55%) Network Analyst
9 8 (4.04%) Security Architect
10 7 (3.54%) Administrator
10 7 (3.54%) Help Desk Support
10 7 (3.54%) Consultant
11 6 (3.03%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (3.03%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (3.03%) Senior Network Engineer
12 5 (2.53%) Network Monitoring Engineer
12 5 (2.53%) Monitoring Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (11.62%) Middleware
2 12 (6.06%) CSS
3 4 (2.02%) LAMP
4 2 (1.01%) FIX Protocol
5 1 (0.51%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 18 (9.09%) User Experience
2 15 (7.58%) Visualisation
3 14 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.57%) Hedge funds
5 9 (4.55%) Cryptography
5 9 (4.55%) Statistics
5 9 (4.55%) PKI
6 5 (2.53%) Clustering
7 4 (2.02%) NHS
7 4 (2.02%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.52%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.01%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.01%) e-Health
9 2 (1.01%) Open Source
10 1 (0.51%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.51%) iPad
10 1 (0.51%) IBM Mainframe
10 1 (0.51%) iPhone
10 1 (0.51%) Handset
10 1 (0.51%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 64 (32.32%) Windows
2 35 (17.68%) Linux
3 31 (15.66%) UNIX
4 20 (10.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (8.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (3.03%) Solaris
7 6 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.53%) CentOS
9 3 (1.52%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.52%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.01%) VMS
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.51%) Apple iOS
11 1 (0.51%) Android
11 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.51%) Debian
11 1 (0.51%) OS/400
11 1 (0.51%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (31.31%) Network Management
2 60 (30.30%) ITIL
3 40 (20.20%) Network Design
4 31 (15.66%) Load Balancing
5 30 (15.15%) Network Architecture
6 16 (8.08%) Service Management
6 16 (8.08%) Service Delivery
7 14 (7.07%) Migration
7 14 (7.07%) Incident Management
8 12 (6.06%) User Acceptance Testing
9 11 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
10 10 (5.05%) Change Management
11 9 (4.55%) Performance Management
11 9 (4.55%) Configuration Management
12 8 (4.04%) Continuous Improvement
12 8 (4.04%) Performance Monitoring
12 8 (4.04%) Line Management
13 7 (3.54%) Capacity Management
13 7 (3.54%) WAN Optimisation
13 7 (3.54%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 7 (3.54%) SQL
2 5 (2.53%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.02%) Perl
3 4 (2.02%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.52%) C
4 3 (1.52%) VB
4 3 (1.52%) Python
5 2 (1.01%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.01%) Java
6 1 (0.51%) Ruby
6 1 (0.51%) PHP
6 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 68 (34.34%) Cisco Certification
2 55 (27.78%) CCNA
3 46 (23.23%) CCNP
4 36 (18.18%) Security Cleared
5 16 (8.08%) SC Cleared
6 10 (5.05%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (3.03%) Degree
9 5 (2.53%) CCIE
10 4 (2.02%) CCDP
10 4 (2.02%) MCT
11 3 (1.52%) MCSE
12 2 (1.01%) MCSA
12 2 (1.01%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (1.01%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.01%) MCITP
12 2 (1.01%) CCENT
12 2 (1.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 1 (0.51%) BC Cleared
13 1 (0.51%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.09%) SLA
2 12 (6.06%) QA
3 8 (4.04%) JSP 440
4 4 (2.02%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 34 (17.17%) Active Directory
2 15 (7.58%) vSphere
3 13 (6.57%) Hyper-V
3 13 (6.57%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (2.53%) XenApp
5 5 (2.53%) NFS
6 2 (1.01%) Terminal Services
6 2 (1.01%) VMware ESX
6 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (1.01%) vCloud
7 1 (0.51%) KVM
7 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.51%) Xen
7 1 (0.51%) Postfix
7 1 (0.51%) Squid
7 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.51%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 19 (9.60%) OPNET
2 17 (8.59%) Nagios
3 15 (7.58%) WhatsUp Gold
4 14 (7.07%) SCOM
5 13 (6.57%) Control-M
6 12 (6.06%) NetBackup
7 11 (5.56%) OpenView
8 10 (5.05%) SCCM
9 7 (3.54%) CiscoWorks
9 7 (3.54%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 4 (2.02%) HP NNM
10 4 (2.02%) FortiGate
11 3 (1.52%) SolarWinds Orion
12 2 (1.01%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (1.01%) SCVMM
12 2 (1.01%) Puppet
12 2 (1.01%) CA Spectrum
12 2 (1.01%) Cisco Prime
13 1 (0.51%) XenMobile
13 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 118 (59.60%) Cisco
2 52 (26.26%) SolarWinds
3 50 (25.25%) Microsoft
4 47 (23.74%) Juniper
5 46 (23.23%) HP
6 44 (22.22%) CheckPoint
7 35 (17.68%) F5
8 33 (16.67%) BMC
9 28 (14.14%) VMware
9 28 (14.14%) Riverbed
10 15 (7.58%) Nokia
10 15 (7.58%) McAfee
11 14 (7.07%) Fortinet
12 12 (6.06%) Veritas
12 12 (6.06%) EMC
12 12 (6.06%) Intel
12 12 (6.06%) Altiris
12 12 (6.06%) BT
13 10 (5.05%) 3PAR
14 8 (4.04%) Blue Coat
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