Period
to 26 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 6 months to 26 May 2020 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
UK > England
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 452 500 599
Rank change year-on-year +48 +99 -52
Contract jobs citing Network Management 148 329 276
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.35% 0.40% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.41% 0.45% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 164 136
Median daily rate £450 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +5.16%
10th Percentile £298 £187 £200
90th Percentile £586 £588 £544
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.59% +6.25% +2.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 43 15
Median hourly rate £25.50 £22.40 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.85% +49.33% -64.71%
10th Percentile £18.25 £16.50 £14.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.09 £42.35
UK median hourly rate £26.81 £22.40 £16.00
% change year-on-year +19.69% +40.00% -63.26%

Network Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 36,409 72,784 80,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.73% 87.64% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,296 48,472 53,685
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,211 1,883 2,134
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.91 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.40% +13.23% -13.73%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.46 £50.00
Median hourly rate £28.50 £24.76 £22.00
% change year-on-year +15.13% +12.52% -12.00%

Network Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Network Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Network Management in England

Network Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Management in England.

Daily rate trend for Network Management in England

Network Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Management in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Network Management in England

Network Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Management in England.

Hourly rate trend for Network Management in England

Network Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Network Management in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Network Management in England

Network Management
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 6 months to 26 May 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +79 51 £475 +11.76% 2
London +127 50 £408 -9.44% 9
North of England +70 19 £325 -10.28% 6
East of England +31 15 £400 +3.90% 2
North West +47 13 £400 -3.03% 2
Midlands +63 9 £325 -7.14% 4
West Midlands +59 8 £325 -7.14% 4
Yorkshire +65 4 - - 3
South West +23 4 £188 -58.33% 3
North East +25 2 £300 +9.09% 1
East Midlands +18 1 - -
Network Management
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Network Management also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Network Management.

1 69 (46.62%) Cisco
2 59 (39.86%) Problem-Solving
3 52 (35.14%) Firewall
4 50 (33.78%) WAN
5 47 (31.76%) LAN
6 45 (30.41%) Cisco Certification
6 45 (30.41%) Security Cleared
7 43 (29.05%) Analytical Skills
8 37 (25.00%) CCNP
9 36 (24.32%) SNMP
9 36 (24.32%) SC Cleared
10 35 (23.65%) Python
11 34 (22.97%) BGP
12 33 (22.30%) OSPF
13 32 (21.62%) Wireless
14 30 (20.27%) Windows
14 30 (20.27%) DHCP
15 29 (19.59%) TCP/IP
16 27 (18.24%) VPN
16 27 (18.24%) MPLS
17 26 (17.57%) Netcool
17 26 (17.57%) Netcool/OMNIbus
17 26 (17.57%) Shell Script
17 26 (17.57%) Ethernet
17 26 (17.57%) IBM
17 26 (17.57%) Perl
18 25 (16.89%) Microsoft
19 23 (15.54%) Telecoms
19 23 (15.54%) Active Directory
20 22 (14.86%) VMware

Network Management
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 5 (3.38%) Confluence
2 2 (1.35%) Apache
2 2 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.35%) IIS
2 2 (1.35%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.35%) nginx
2 2 (1.35%) OpenStack
2 2 (1.35%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.68%) CMS
3 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 18 (12.16%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.03%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.68%) Weka
Business Applications
1 20 (13.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.68%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 15 (10.14%) Office 365
2 4 (2.70%) Akamai
3 3 (2.03%) SaaS
4 2 (1.35%) AWS
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (0.68%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (0.68%) Azure
5 1 (0.68%) Serverless
5 1 (0.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (35.14%) Firewall
2 50 (33.78%) WAN
3 47 (31.76%) LAN
4 36 (24.32%) SNMP
5 34 (22.97%) BGP
6 33 (22.30%) OSPF
7 32 (21.62%) Wireless
8 30 (20.27%) DHCP
9 29 (19.59%) TCP/IP
10 27 (18.24%) MPLS
10 27 (18.24%) VPN
11 26 (17.57%) Ethernet
12 21 (14.19%) DNS
13 19 (12.84%) Internet
14 18 (12.16%) IPsec
15 17 (11.49%) Network Security
16 16 (10.81%) VLAN
17 14 (9.46%) EIGRP
17 14 (9.46%) Multicast
18 13 (8.78%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (2.70%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.03%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.35%) MySQL
4 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.68%) Big Data
4 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
4 1 (0.68%) DTS
4 1 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (3.38%) Jenkins
1 5 (3.38%) JIRA
2 4 (2.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.35%) Git (software)
General
1 23 (15.54%) Telecoms
2 11 (7.43%) Finance
3 6 (4.05%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.38%) French Language
4 5 (3.38%) German Language
5 3 (2.03%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.03%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.68%) Back Office
6 1 (0.68%) Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.68%) Military
6 1 (0.68%) Police
Job Titles
1 41 (27.70%) Network Engineer
2 34 (22.97%) Architect
3 25 (16.89%) Designer
3 25 (16.89%) Solutions Architect
4 23 (15.54%) Solutions Designer
5 18 (12.16%) Support Engineer
6 14 (9.46%) Senior Network Engineer
7 12 (8.11%) ICT Engineer
7 12 (8.11%) ICT Support
7 12 (8.11%) ICT Support Engineer
8 9 (6.08%) Network Architect
9 8 (5.41%) Developer
10 6 (4.05%) Cisco Engineer
11 5 (3.38%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 5 (3.38%) Network Specialist
12 4 (2.70%) Field Engineer
12 4 (2.70%) Field Support Engineer
12 4 (2.70%) IT Manager
12 4 (2.70%) Technical Support
12 4 (2.70%) Technical Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (12.16%) Web Services
2 17 (11.49%) REST
2 17 (11.49%) SOAP
3 9 (6.08%) 802.1X
4 3 (2.03%) .NET
5 2 (1.35%) ModSecurity
5 2 (1.35%) XML
6 1 (0.68%) Core Data
6 1 (0.68%) D3.js
6 1 (0.68%) ggplot
6 1 (0.68%) HTML
6 1 (0.68%) NumPy
6 1 (0.68%) ONVIF
6 1 (0.68%) Redux
Miscellaneous
1 43 (29.05%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (10.81%) Data Centre
3 9 (6.08%) Fibre Optics
4 7 (4.73%) Management Information System
5 6 (4.05%) CCTV
5 6 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.38%) IPTV
7 4 (2.70%) User Experience
8 3 (2.03%) Video\Live Streaming
9 2 (1.35%) Clustering
9 2 (1.35%) HP StoreVirtual
10 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
10 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.68%) PKI
10 1 (0.68%) STB
Operating Systems
1 30 (20.27%) Windows
2 21 (14.19%) Linux
3 20 (13.51%) Windows Server
4 7 (4.73%) Unix
5 6 (4.05%) Windows 10
6 5 (3.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (1.35%) VMS
8 2 (1.35%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.35%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.68%) SUSE
9 1 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (39.86%) Problem-Solving
2 21 (14.19%) ITIL
2 21 (14.19%) Unit Testing
3 18 (12.16%) Integration Testing
4 17 (11.49%) Smoke Testing
4 17 (11.49%) Web Development
5 16 (10.81%) Migration
5 16 (10.81%) Service Delivery
6 14 (9.46%) Project Management
7 13 (8.78%) Coaching
7 13 (8.78%) Network Design
8 12 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
9 11 (7.43%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (6.76%) Service Management
11 9 (6.08%) Load Balancing
11 9 (6.08%) Project Delivery
11 9 (6.08%) Stakeholder Management
12 8 (5.41%) Change Management
12 8 (5.41%) Open Source
13 7 (4.73%) Network Planning
Programming Languages
1 35 (23.65%) Python
2 26 (17.57%) Perl
2 26 (17.57%) Shell Script
3 18 (12.16%) Java
3 18 (12.16%) JavaScript
4 17 (11.49%) PHP
5 8 (5.41%) SQL
6 7 (4.73%) C
6 7 (4.73%) PowerShell
7 3 (2.03%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.03%) C#
8 2 (1.35%) VB
8 2 (1.35%) VBScript
9 1 (0.68%) Embedded C
9 1 (0.68%) Lisp
9 1 (0.68%) MATLAB
9 1 (0.68%) R
9 1 (0.68%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 45 (30.41%) Cisco Certification
1 45 (30.41%) Security Cleared
2 37 (25.00%) CCNP
3 36 (24.32%) SC Cleared
4 20 (13.51%) CCNA
5 12 (8.11%) CCIE
6 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (4.05%) DV Cleared
7 6 (4.05%) HNC
8 5 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.38%) JNCIA
8 5 (3.38%) JNCIP
8 5 (3.38%) JNCIS
9 4 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (2.70%) CISA
9 4 (2.70%) CISSP
9 4 (2.70%) Degree
9 4 (2.70%) HND
9 4 (2.70%) MCSE
9 4 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.38%) NCSC
1 5 (3.38%) SLA
2 3 (2.03%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (1.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (1.35%) QA
3 2 (1.35%) RMADS
System Software
1 23 (15.54%) Active Directory
2 16 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (8.11%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (3.38%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.38%) VMware NSX
5 3 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.35%) iptables
6 2 (1.35%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (17.57%) Netcool
1 26 (17.57%) Netcool/OMNIbus
2 18 (12.16%) Amdocs OSS
3 16 (10.81%) SCCM
4 7 (4.73%) Cisco Prime
5 5 (3.38%) Ansible
6 4 (2.70%) HP ALM
6 4 (2.70%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (2.03%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.35%) Cisco CME
8 2 (1.35%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.35%) Puppet
8 2 (1.35%) Statseeker
8 2 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 2 (1.35%) vRealize
8 2 (1.35%) WSUS
9 1 (0.68%) Cisco IPCC
Vendors
1 69 (46.62%) Cisco
2 26 (17.57%) IBM
3 25 (16.89%) Microsoft
4 22 (14.86%) VMware
5 21 (14.19%) Juniper
6 20 (13.51%) Remedy
6 20 (13.51%) ServiceNow
7 19 (12.84%) BMC
7 19 (12.84%) Palo Alto
7 19 (12.84%) Siebel
7 19 (12.84%) xMatters
8 18 (12.16%) Cramer
8 18 (12.16%) Nokia
9 16 (10.81%) F5
10 13 (8.78%) Apple
10 13 (8.78%) Google
10 13 (8.78%) Huawei
11 11 (7.43%) CheckPoint
11 11 (7.43%) Fortinet
11 11 (7.43%) HP