The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for Network Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Management over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network Management
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 51 80 74
Rank change year-on-year +29 -6  
Contract jobs citing Network Management 7 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.09% 0.22% 0.100%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 1.31% 0.26% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 0
Median daily rate £350 £438 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £366 £340
% change year-on-year -4.43% +7.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.80 £41.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -5.37% +78.26%  

Network Management is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 534 774 848
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 83.44% 84.13% 84.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 362 562 508
Median daily rate £400 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.43% +6.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £600 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £383
% change year-on-year +3.75% +4.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 13 33
Median hourly rate £32.00 £26.75 £18.48
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.62% +44.79%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £62.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.50 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +17.54% -5.00%  

Network Management
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing Network Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Network Management in Cheshire

Network Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Management in Cheshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Management in Cheshire

Network Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Management in Cheshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Management in Cheshire

Network Management
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Management within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +25 3 £300 -50.00%
Knutsford - 2 £350 -
Network Management
North West

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for Network Management.

1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Site Server
2 3 (37.50%) Software Packaging
2 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 3 (37.50%) Software Deployment
2 3 (37.50%) Patch Management
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
3 2 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
3 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) IT Strategy
3 2 (25.00%) vCenter Server
3 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (25.00%) DevOps
3 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (25.00%) vMotion
3 2 (25.00%) Skype
3 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (25.00%) Life Science
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) CentOS
3 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V

Network Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (37.50%) Site Server
2 2 (25.00%) Apache
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (25.00%) SAP CRM
1 2 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
1 2 (25.00%) LAN
1 2 (25.00%) NetScaler
1 2 (25.00%) Skype
1 2 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Business Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) SCCM Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Transformation Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SCCM Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) Software Packaging
2 2 (25.00%) LAMP
2 2 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (25.00%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) CentOS
2 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Patch Management
1 3 (37.50%) Software Deployment
2 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (25.00%) Business Transformation
2 2 (25.00%) Change Control
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) CRM
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) ERP
2 2 (25.00%) IT Strategy
2 2 (25.00%) Migration
2 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
2 2 (25.00%) Project Management
2 2 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 2 (25.00%) Target Operating Model
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) SC Cleared
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (25.00%) vSphere
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) vCenter Server
2 2 (25.00%) vMotion
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) AppSense
2 2 (25.00%) CA
2 2 (25.00%) Citrix
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
2 2 (25.00%) VMware