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 3 months to 25 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
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 428 459 437
Rank change year-on-year +31 -22  
Contract jobs citing Network Management 152 169 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.35% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.42% 0.42% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 76 106
Median daily rate £353 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.42% +3.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £272 £207 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £506 £468
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £366 £340
% change year-on-year -4.43% +7.72%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 11
Median hourly rate £45.00 £42.25 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.50% +101.19%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.47 £21.59 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £51.50 £23.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.80 £41.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.51% +80.43%  

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 England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36004 40667 41211
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.73% 83.47% 80.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 23651 27315 26961
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 936 954 1137
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.53 £12.58 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £49.46 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Network Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Network Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Management in England

Network Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Management in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Management in England

Network Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Management in England

Network Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Management in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor 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 3 months to 25 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
South East +54 53 £353 -17.05% 13
London -5 48 £500 +58.22% 16
South West -2 13 £370 +4.22% 1
West Midlands +12 11 £425 +13.33% 8
North East +67 8 £338 +60.33%
North West +26 7 £350 -22.22% 10
East of England -6 6 £450 +40.62% 8
Yorkshire +23 4 £338 +17.39%
East Midlands -13 4 £306 +3.81% 3
Network Management
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region with a requirement for Network Management.

1 144 (50.53%) Cisco
2 139 (48.77%) Firewall
3 118 (41.40%) WAN
4 114 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 109 (38.25%) LAN
6 88 (30.88%) Security Cleared
7 81 (28.42%) VPN
8 78 (27.37%) Windows
9 67 (23.51%) CCNP
10 63 (22.11%) ITIL
11 60 (21.05%) Wireless
11 60 (21.05%) Network Security
12 59 (20.70%) SolarWinds
12 59 (20.70%) MPLS
13 57 (20.00%) Juniper
14 55 (19.30%) BGP
15 52 (18.25%) SC Cleared
16 49 (17.19%) OSPF
17 48 (16.84%) TCP/IP
17 48 (16.84%) Data Centre
18 46 (16.14%) SNMP
19 45 (15.79%) Active Directory
19 45 (15.79%) VMware
20 44 (15.44%) Microsoft
20 44 (15.44%) Linux
21 41 (14.39%) DNS
21 41 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
21 41 (14.39%) Cisco ASA
22 40 (14.04%) Cisco Nexus
22 40 (14.04%) Palo Alto

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 9 (3.16%) IIS
2 8 (2.81%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.81%) Skype for Business
3 6 (2.11%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.05%) Site Server
5 2 (0.70%) Apache
5 2 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.35%) CMS
6 1 (0.35%) Confluence
6 1 (0.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.35%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.35%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.35%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
1 19 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 15 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.81%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.70%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (8.42%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (3.86%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (2.11%) IaaS
4 5 (1.75%) Office 365
4 5 (1.75%) SaaS
5 3 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.05%) Yammer
6 1 (0.35%) G Suite
6 1 (0.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 139 (48.77%) Firewall
2 118 (41.40%) WAN
3 109 (38.25%) LAN
4 81 (28.42%) VPN
5 60 (21.05%) Network Security
5 60 (21.05%) Wireless
6 59 (20.70%) MPLS
7 55 (19.30%) BGP
8 49 (17.19%) OSPF
9 48 (16.84%) TCP/IP
10 46 (16.14%) SNMP
11 41 (14.39%) Cisco ASA
11 41 (14.39%) DNS
12 40 (14.04%) Cisco Nexus
13 33 (11.58%) DHCP
14 31 (10.88%) VLAN
14 31 (10.88%) VoIP
15 29 (10.18%) Cisco IOS
16 24 (8.42%) Internet
17 20 (7.02%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.96%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.16%) MySQL
3 5 (1.75%) DB2
3 5 (1.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.05%) MS Access
5 2 (0.70%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.70%) Sisense
5 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.35%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.35%) QlikView
6 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.05%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.70%) ClearCase
3 2 (0.70%) CruiseControl
3 2 (0.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.70%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.70%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.35%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.35%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.35%) JIRA
4 1 (0.35%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.35%) Subversion
General
1 30 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 20 (7.02%) Finance
3 14 (4.91%) Military
4 7 (2.46%) Banking
5 6 (2.11%) Law
6 4 (1.40%) Billing
6 4 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.05%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.70%) Back Office
8 2 (0.70%) French Language
8 2 (0.70%) Front Office
8 2 (0.70%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.35%) Corporate Banking
9 1 (0.35%) German Language
9 1 (0.35%) Local Government
9 1 (0.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (26.32%) Network Engineer
2 40 (14.04%) Architect
3 37 (12.98%) Network Architect
4 31 (10.88%) Support Engineer
5 29 (10.18%) Analyst
6 18 (6.32%) Network Support
7 17 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 17 (5.96%) Network Support Engineer
8 15 (5.26%) Consultant
8 15 (5.26%) Network Analyst
8 15 (5.26%) Senior Network Engineer
9 13 (4.56%) Network Specialist
10 12 (4.21%) Cisco Analyst
10 12 (4.21%) Cisco Network Analyst
11 10 (3.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 9 (3.16%) Cisco Engineer
12 9 (3.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
12 9 (3.16%) IT Analyst
12 9 (3.16%) Telecoms Architect
13 8 (2.81%) Network Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (8.07%) 802.1X
2 11 (3.86%) Web Services
3 5 (1.75%) .NET
4 3 (1.05%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.70%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.70%) COM
5 2 (0.70%) LAMP
5 2 (0.70%) WCF
5 2 (0.70%) WF
6 1 (0.35%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.35%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.35%) OAuth
6 1 (0.35%) ODBC
6 1 (0.35%) SAML
6 1 (0.35%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (16.84%) Data Centre
2 34 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (8.77%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.56%) Hybrid Cloud
5 7 (2.46%) Clustering
6 6 (2.11%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (1.75%) CESG
7 5 (1.75%) PKI
8 4 (1.40%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.40%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.05%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.05%) LPAR
9 3 (1.05%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.05%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.05%) SCADA
10 2 (0.70%) CCTV
10 2 (0.70%) Handset
10 2 (0.70%) Life Science
10 2 (0.70%) NHS
10 2 (0.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 78 (27.37%) Windows
2 44 (15.44%) Linux
3 39 (13.68%) Windows Server
4 22 (7.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (7.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (4.91%) Unix
8 13 (4.56%) Windows 7
9 9 (3.16%) SUSE
9 9 (3.16%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.81%) CentOS
11 7 (2.46%) Android
11 7 (2.46%) Mac OS X
12 6 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.75%) Solaris
14 4 (1.40%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.40%) Windows 10
15 3 (1.05%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.05%) Windows 2000
15 3 (1.05%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (22.11%) ITIL
2 36 (12.63%) Network Design
3 31 (10.88%) Service Management
4 27 (9.47%) Migration
5 26 (9.12%) Service Delivery
6 22 (7.72%) Continuous Improvement
7 21 (7.37%) Network Monitoring
8 19 (6.67%) Incident Management
8 19 (6.67%) Network Architecture
8 19 (6.67%) Project Management
9 18 (6.32%) Configuration Management
10 16 (5.61%) People Management
11 14 (4.91%) ITIL V3
11 14 (4.91%) Performance Management
11 14 (4.91%) Problem Management
11 14 (4.91%) Validation
12 13 (4.56%) PRINCE2
12 13 (4.56%) SOA
12 13 (4.56%) Time Management
13 12 (4.21%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (11.23%) SQL
2 16 (5.61%) PowerShell
2 16 (5.61%) Python
3 14 (4.91%) Perl
4 8 (2.81%) Bash Shell
5 7 (2.46%) C#
6 6 (2.11%) Java
7 4 (1.40%) PHP
7 4 (1.40%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.05%) C
9 1 (0.35%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.35%) VB
Qualifications
1 114 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
2 88 (30.88%) Security Cleared
3 67 (23.51%) CCNP
4 52 (18.25%) SC Cleared
5 38 (13.33%) CCNA
6 32 (11.23%) CCIE
7 31 (10.88%) DV Cleared
8 17 (5.96%) DBS Check
9 14 (4.91%) JNCIE
10 13 (4.56%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (4.21%) JNCIA
12 10 (3.51%) Degree
12 10 (3.51%) JNCIS
13 8 (2.81%) CCDP
14 6 (2.11%) MCP
14 6 (2.11%) MCSE
14 6 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.75%) CCDA
15 5 (1.75%) CCSP
15 5 (1.75%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.37%) SLA
2 3 (1.05%) PMO
3 2 (0.70%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (0.70%) EMIR
3 2 (0.70%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 45 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 41 (14.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (5.96%) Hyper-V
4 14 (4.91%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.11%) vSphere
6 4 (1.40%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.70%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.70%) vCloud
8 2 (0.70%) XenApp
9 1 (0.35%) Docker
9 1 (0.35%) NFS
9 1 (0.35%) ProxySG
9 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 21 (7.37%) Cisco Prime
2 11 (3.86%) Nagios
2 11 (3.86%) SCCM
3 10 (3.51%) Cisco CUCM
4 9 (3.16%) FortiGate
4 9 (3.16%) Netcool
5 6 (2.11%) PowerCLI
6 5 (1.75%) Cacti
6 5 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 5 (1.75%) Tivoli
6 5 (1.75%) vCenter Server
7 4 (1.40%) OpenView
7 4 (1.40%) Puppet
7 4 (1.40%) SCOM
7 4 (1.40%) WhatsUp Gold
8 3 (1.05%) Ansible
8 3 (1.05%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.05%) Tivoli NetView
9 2 (0.70%) SCSM
Vendors
1 144 (50.53%) Cisco
2 59 (20.70%) SolarWinds
3 57 (20.00%) Juniper
4 45 (15.79%) VMware
5 44 (15.44%) Microsoft
6 40 (14.04%) Palo Alto
7 33 (11.58%) CheckPoint
7 33 (11.58%) F5
8 26 (9.12%) HP
9 23 (8.07%) Citrix
10 22 (7.72%) Red Hat
11 18 (6.32%) Fortinet
12 15 (5.26%) CA
12 15 (5.26%) IBM
13 14 (4.91%) EMC
14 13 (4.56%) Dell
15 12 (4.21%) Ericsson
15 12 (4.21%) Riverbed
16 11 (3.86%) Oracle
16 11 (3.86%) SevOne
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