The table below looks at the statistics for SNMP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SNMP over the 3 months to 22 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
Rank 469 438 432
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -6
Contract jobs citing SNMP 126 140 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.26% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.55% 1.93% 1.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 61 63 74
Average daily rate
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£350 £275 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -14.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £225 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £250 £315
% change year-on-year
+38.40% -20.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
Average hourly rate - £20.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.00 £38.50
% change year-on-year
- -48.05%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8141 7236 8937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.44% 13.57% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3894 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 417 704
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

SNMP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SNMP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SNMP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SNMP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SNMP within the UK.

SNMP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SNMP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SNMP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 August 2014.

SNMP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SNMP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SNMP within the UK.

SNMP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SNMP
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 SNMP within the UK over the 3 months to 22 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 -44 109 £365 +32.72% 32
South East +2 50 £350 +40.70% 6
London +9 46 £380 -8.43% 15
Berkshire +10 18 £250 -16.66% 2
Surrey +4 12 £375 +66.66% 3
Scotland -6 12 £340 +13.33% 1
City of London +24 11 £494 +3.94% 9
Hampshire -10 11 £365 +42.43%
Guildford +12 9 £360 +60.00%
Buckinghamshire -3 6 £344 - 1
South West -31 6 £375 +172.72%
Gloucestershire - 5 £375 -
Reading +10 4 £255 -36.25% 1
Gloucester - 3 £375 -
Basingstoke +20 2 £325 +30.00%
Milton Keynes +6 2 £344 - 1
Yorkshire +4 2 - - 2
East Midlands +3 2 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
West Sussex - 2 £220 -
Crawley - 2 £220 -
North West 0 1 - - 2
Hertfordshire -20 1 - - 1
East of England -38 1 - - 7
Docklands, London - 1 £275 -
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Basildon - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Dartford - - - -

SNMP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SNMP 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 SNMP.

1 114 (51.12%) Cisco
2 79 (35.43%) Firewall
3 69 (30.94%) DNS
4 68 (30.49%) Linux
5 65 (29.15%) VPN
6 64 (28.70%) Cisco Certification
7 61 (27.35%) Windows
7 61 (27.35%) BGP
7 61 (27.35%) Network Management
8 59 (26.46%) TCP/IP
9 57 (25.56%) OSPF
10 55 (24.66%) IPsec
10 55 (24.66%) Microsoft
11 54 (24.22%) MPLS
12 51 (22.87%) HP
13 48 (21.52%) Juniper
13 48 (21.52%) VoIP
14 46 (20.63%) Cisco ASA
15 43 (19.28%) Perl
15 43 (19.28%) VMware
16 41 (18.39%) Apache
16 41 (18.39%) Load Balancing
17 40 (17.94%) CCNP
18 39 (17.49%) CCIE
18 39 (17.49%) WAN
18 39 (17.49%) CheckPoint
18 39 (17.49%) Cisco PIX
18 39 (17.49%) Security Cleared
19 38 (17.04%) F5
20 34 (15.25%) Active Directory

SNMP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing SNMP 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 SNMP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 41 (18.39%) Apache
2 8 (3.59%) IIS
3 6 (2.69%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.69%) MS Exchange
4 4 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.79%) Tomcat
5 3 (1.35%) CMS
6 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.90%) Jetty
6 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.90%) Quickr
6 2 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (0.90%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.45%) Liferay
7 1 (0.45%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (9.87%) MS Excel
2 10 (4.48%) MS Office
3 9 (4.04%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.45%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (3.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (2.69%) IaaS
2 6 (2.69%) PaaS
3 5 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.79%) Office 365
5 2 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.45%) IBM SmartCloud
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 79 (35.43%) Firewall
2 69 (30.94%) DNS
3 65 (29.15%) VPN
4 61 (27.35%) BGP
5 59 (26.46%) TCP/IP
6 57 (25.56%) OSPF
7 55 (24.66%) IPsec
8 54 (24.22%) MPLS
9 48 (21.52%) VoIP
10 46 (20.63%) Cisco ASA
11 39 (17.49%) WAN
11 39 (17.49%) Cisco PIX
12 31 (13.90%) LAN
12 31 (13.90%) SSL
13 30 (13.45%) SSH
14 29 (13.00%) FWSM
15 25 (11.21%) Ethernet
16 23 (10.31%) Network Security
17 22 (9.87%) DHCP
17 22 (9.87%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (12.11%) MySQL
2 25 (11.21%) PostgreSQL
3 15 (6.73%) SQL Server
4 8 (3.59%) Hadoop
5 7 (3.14%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.45%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.45%) MarkLogic
6 1 (0.45%) Big Data
6 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects XI
6 1 (0.45%) BusinessObjects Web Intelligence
6 1 (0.45%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 5 (2.24%) Git (software)
2 4 (1.79%) Subversion
2 4 (1.79%) Talend Open Studio
3 2 (0.90%) NUnit
3 2 (0.90%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.90%) ClearQuest
3 2 (0.90%) Ant
3 2 (0.90%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.45%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.45%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.45%) Hudson
4 1 (0.45%) Trac
4 1 (0.45%) Maven
4 1 (0.45%) Selenium
General
1 33 (14.80%) Telecoms
2 20 (8.97%) Finance
3 9 (4.04%) Financial Institution
4 6 (2.69%) Retail
5 5 (2.24%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.79%) Law
7 2 (0.90%) Marketing
7 2 (0.90%) Banking
7 2 (0.90%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Publishing
8 1 (0.45%) Back Office
8 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.45%) Billing
8 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 35 (15.70%) Network Engineer
2 28 (12.56%) Developer
3 25 (11.21%) IP Engineer
4 24 (10.76%) Architect
5 22 (9.87%) Design Engineer
6 18 (8.07%) Consultant
7 17 (7.62%) Security Engineer
8 15 (6.73%) Analyst
9 14 (6.28%) DevOps Engineer
9 14 (6.28%) Python Developer
10 13 (5.83%) Build Engineer
10 13 (5.83%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (4.93%) Administrator
11 11 (4.93%) Linux Administrator
12 8 (3.59%) Network Security Engineer
12 8 (3.59%) Security Consultant
13 7 (3.14%) Infrastructure Architect
13 7 (3.14%) Network Consultant
13 7 (3.14%) Lead Architect
14 6 (2.69%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (8.52%) XML
2 10 (4.48%) HTML
2 10 (4.48%) CSS
3 9 (4.04%) Web Services
4 6 (2.69%) JSON
4 6 (2.69%) J2EE
5 5 (2.24%) Servlets
5 5 (2.24%) REST
5 5 (2.24%) Spring
5 5 (2.24%) Ajax
6 4 (1.79%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (1.35%) JMS
7 3 (1.35%) Java RMI
7 3 (1.35%) SOAP
7 3 (1.35%) Struts
7 3 (1.35%) XSD
7 3 (1.35%) XSL
7 3 (1.35%) JSP
7 3 (1.35%) .NET
7 3 (1.35%) JavaBeans
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.76%) Open Source
2 18 (8.07%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (7.62%) Firmware
4 11 (4.93%) Client/Server
4 11 (4.93%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.48%) Device Driver
6 9 (4.04%) Hedge funds
7 6 (2.69%) FMCG
8 4 (1.79%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.35%) Learning Management System
10 2 (0.90%) Derivative
10 2 (0.90%) iSeries
10 2 (0.90%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.45%) DTV
11 1 (0.45%) NHS
11 1 (0.45%) Grid Computing
11 1 (0.45%) EqualLogic
11 1 (0.45%) e-Health
11 1 (0.45%) PKI
11 1 (0.45%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 68 (30.49%) Linux
2 61 (27.35%) Windows
3 24 (10.76%) UNIX
4 13 (5.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (4.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (3.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (3.14%) CentOS
8 6 (2.69%) Solaris
9 3 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
9 3 (1.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (0.90%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.45%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.45%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.45%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.45%) openSUSE
11 1 (0.45%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (27.35%) Network Management
2 41 (18.39%) Load Balancing
3 24 (10.76%) DevOps
4 23 (10.31%) Validation
5 19 (8.52%) Network Design
6 17 (7.62%) OO
7 16 (7.17%) Service Management
8 15 (6.73%) Network Architecture
9 14 (6.28%) ITIL
9 14 (6.28%) Problem Management
10 13 (5.83%) Continuous Improvement
11 12 (5.38%) Project Management
11 12 (5.38%) Risk Assessment
12 11 (4.93%) Network Monitoring
13 10 (4.48%) ITSM
14 8 (3.59%) Configuration Management
14 8 (3.59%) ETL
15 7 (3.14%) ITIL V3
16 6 (2.69%) Requirements Analysis
16 6 (2.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 43 (19.28%) Perl
2 23 (10.31%) Bash Shell
3 21 (9.42%) Python
3 21 (9.42%) SQL
4 16 (7.17%) Java
5 13 (5.83%) PowerShell
5 13 (5.83%) Shell Script
6 11 (4.93%) VB
7 10 (4.48%) VBA
8 9 (4.04%) Ruby
9 8 (3.59%) C#
10 7 (3.14%) C++
10 7 (3.14%) JavaScript
11 6 (2.69%) PHP
12 4 (1.79%) Groovy
13 3 (1.35%) Korn
14 2 (0.90%) AWK
14 2 (0.90%) VBScript
14 2 (0.90%) C
15 1 (0.45%) Pascal
Qualifications
1 64 (28.70%) Cisco Certification
2 40 (17.94%) CCNP
3 39 (17.49%) CCIE
3 39 (17.49%) Security Cleared
4 28 (12.56%) SC Cleared
5 24 (10.76%) CISSP
6 21 (9.42%) Degree
7 19 (8.52%) Check Point Certification
8 18 (8.07%) CCNA
8 18 (8.07%) CCDP
8 18 (8.07%) CCSP
9 12 (5.38%) Microsoft Certification
10 10 (4.48%) DV Cleared
10 10 (4.48%) MCP
11 9 (4.04%) MCTS
12 4 (1.79%) MCSE
13 3 (1.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 3 (1.35%) ISEB
13 3 (1.35%) JNCIE
14 2 (0.90%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (7.17%) QA
2 14 (6.28%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.14%) SLA
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 26 (11.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (9.87%) NFS
4 18 (8.07%) vSphere
5 14 (6.28%) vCloud
6 8 (3.59%) Squid
7 7 (3.14%) qmail
8 6 (2.69%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (1.79%) Nmap
10 3 (1.35%) Terminal Server
10 3 (1.35%) Snort
11 2 (0.90%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.90%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.45%) Postfix
12 1 (0.45%) Hyper-V
12 1 (0.45%) XenApp
12 1 (0.45%) XenServer
12 1 (0.45%) ProxySG
12 1 (0.45%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 17 (7.62%) SCCM
1 17 (7.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 15 (6.73%) FortiGate
3 10 (4.48%) EMC NetWorker
4 8 (3.59%) WhatsUp Gold
4 8 (3.59%) Cisco Prime
5 7 (3.14%) HP UCMDB
6 6 (2.69%) Nessus
6 6 (2.69%) Nagios
7 4 (1.79%) WMI
7 4 (1.79%) Netcool
8 3 (1.35%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (1.35%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.35%) Puppet
9 2 (0.90%) SCOM
9 2 (0.90%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.90%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
9 2 (0.90%) ZABBIX
9 2 (0.90%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 114 (51.12%) Cisco
2 55 (24.66%) Microsoft
3 51 (22.87%) HP
4 48 (21.52%) Juniper
5 43 (19.28%) VMware
6 39 (17.49%) CheckPoint
7 38 (17.04%) F5
8 21 (9.42%) Ericsson
9 19 (8.52%) Oracle
9 19 (8.52%) IBM
10 18 (8.07%) Nokia
10 18 (8.07%) EMC
10 18 (8.07%) Radware
10 18 (8.07%) Redback
10 18 (8.07%) Huawei
11 14 (6.28%) Websense
12 13 (5.83%) NetApp
13 10 (4.48%) Nortel
14 9 (4.04%) Red Hat
14 9 (4.04%) Nokia Solutions and Networks
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