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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Management
UK / England
Rank 445 483 420
Rank change year-on-year +38 -63  
Contract jobs citing Network Management 133 129 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.27% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.32% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 70 100
Median daily rate £368 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £288 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £578 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -16.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 5
Median hourly rate £42.50 £20.06 £55.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +111.86% -63.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £40.50 £55.65
% change year-on-year -56.79% -27.22%  

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 34339 40363 38097
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 83.24% 82.94% 80.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 22721 26823 23995
Median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £399
% change year-on-year +2.50% +0.29%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 856 995 1110
Median hourly rate £35.75 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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 23 March 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
London +45 72 £400 -11.11% 14
South East -9 19 £425 +13.33% 6
West Midlands +24 14 £375 - 5
South West +11 13 £123 -61.41% 1
East Midlands +2 6 £263 - 2
East of England -10 3 £195 -16.84% 1
North West +9 2 £290 -51.66% 8
Yorkshire +4 1 - - 3
Network Management
UK

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 160 (52.98%) Cisco
2 136 (45.03%) Firewall
3 109 (36.09%) WAN
4 106 (35.10%) Cisco Certification
4 106 (35.10%) Windows
5 104 (34.44%) LAN
6 81 (26.82%) Network Security
7 80 (26.49%) ITIL
8 70 (23.18%) Microsoft
9 69 (22.85%) Wireless
9 69 (22.85%) Security Cleared
10 67 (22.19%) Juniper
11 65 (21.52%) VPN
12 64 (21.19%) CCNP
13 61 (20.20%) SC Cleared
14 59 (19.54%) VMware
15 57 (18.87%) TCP/IP
15 57 (18.87%) Cisco Nexus
16 54 (17.88%) Data Centre
16 54 (17.88%) Windows Server
17 53 (17.55%) VMware Infrastructure
18 52 (17.22%) Cisco ASA
18 52 (17.22%) Active Directory
19 50 (16.56%) CCNA
19 50 (16.56%) MPLS
19 50 (16.56%) SolarWinds
20 49 (16.23%) DNS
21 48 (15.89%) CheckPoint
21 48 (15.89%) BGP
22 47 (15.56%) OSPF

Network Management
Top Related 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 15 (4.97%) MS Exchange
2 14 (4.64%) IIS
3 10 (3.31%) Skype for Business
4 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (0.99%) Tomcat
5 2 (0.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (0.66%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (0.66%) GlassFish
5 2 (0.66%) JBoss
5 2 (0.66%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.33%) Apache
6 1 (0.33%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.33%) CMS
6 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.33%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 39 (12.91%) MS Excel
2 30 (9.93%) MS Office
3 19 (6.29%) MS Visio
4 14 (4.64%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.99%) MS Project
6 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.66%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.33%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.30%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (2.32%) SaaS
3 6 (1.99%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.66%) Office 365
5 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 136 (45.03%) Firewall
2 109 (36.09%) WAN
3 104 (34.44%) LAN
4 81 (26.82%) Network Security
5 69 (22.85%) Wireless
6 65 (21.52%) VPN
7 57 (18.87%) Cisco Nexus
7 57 (18.87%) TCP/IP
8 52 (17.22%) Cisco ASA
9 50 (16.56%) MPLS
10 49 (16.23%) DNS
11 48 (15.89%) BGP
12 47 (15.56%) OSPF
13 41 (13.58%) DHCP
14 37 (12.25%) SNMP
15 36 (11.92%) Cisco IOS
16 30 (9.93%) Internet
17 24 (7.95%) ISDN
18 21 (6.95%) IPsec
19 19 (6.29%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.95%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.66%) MySQL
2 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (1.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.66%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (0.66%) QlikView
3 2 (0.66%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (0.33%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.33%) Big Data
4 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.33%) DTS
4 1 (0.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.33%) NoSQL
4 1 (0.33%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 8 (2.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.99%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (0.99%) CruiseControl
3 3 (0.99%) Subversion
3 3 (0.99%) TeamCity
3 3 (0.99%) Visual Studio Team System
4 2 (0.66%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.66%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.66%) JUnit
4 2 (0.66%) NetBeans
4 2 (0.66%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.66%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.33%) ClearCase
5 1 (0.33%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.33%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (0.33%) Selenium
5 1 (0.33%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.33%) WebDriver
General
1 29 (9.60%) Finance
2 20 (6.62%) Telecoms
3 18 (5.96%) Banking
4 12 (3.97%) Law
5 7 (2.32%) Back Office
5 7 (2.32%) Military
6 6 (1.99%) Front Office
7 4 (1.32%) Billing
7 4 (1.32%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.32%) Retail
8 2 (0.66%) Automotive
8 2 (0.66%) Corporate Banking
8 2 (0.66%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.66%) Local Government
8 2 (0.66%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 87 (28.81%) Network Engineer
2 44 (14.57%) Support Engineer
3 35 (11.59%) Analyst
4 33 (10.93%) Architect
5 25 (8.28%) Cisco Engineer
5 25 (8.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 24 (7.95%) Network Analyst
7 22 (7.28%) Network Support
8 19 (6.29%) Network Support Engineer
8 19 (6.29%) Senior Network Engineer
9 16 (5.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 14 (4.64%) 1st Line Support
11 13 (4.30%) Network Manager
11 13 (4.30%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
12 12 (3.97%) Customer Engineer
12 12 (3.97%) Customer Support Engineer
12 12 (3.97%) Network Architect
13 11 (3.64%) Administrator
13 11 (3.64%) Cisco Analyst
13 11 (3.64%) Cisco Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (6.95%) 802.1X
2 15 (4.97%) .NET
3 9 (2.98%) Web Services
4 6 (1.99%) J2EE
5 5 (1.66%) COM
5 5 (1.66%) CSS
5 5 (1.66%) jQuery
6 4 (1.32%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.32%) HTML
7 3 (0.99%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.99%) WCF
7 3 (0.99%) WF
7 3 (0.99%) XML
7 3 (0.99%) XSLT
8 2 (0.66%) Ajax
8 2 (0.66%) HTML5
8 2 (0.66%) JavaFX
8 2 (0.66%) JPA
8 2 (0.66%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (0.66%) PrimeFaces
Miscellaneous
1 54 (17.88%) Data Centre
2 25 (8.28%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (7.62%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.31%) Mainframe
5 9 (2.98%) Clustering
6 7 (2.32%) CMDB
7 6 (1.99%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.66%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.66%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.66%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.66%) PKI
9 4 (1.32%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.32%) Replication
9 4 (1.32%) User Experience
10 3 (0.99%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.99%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.99%) LPAR
11 2 (0.66%) CCTV
11 2 (0.66%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.66%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 106 (35.10%) Windows
2 54 (17.88%) Windows Server
3 45 (14.90%) Linux
4 36 (11.92%) Windows Server 2008
5 31 (10.26%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (8.61%) Unix
7 16 (5.30%) Windows 7
8 14 (4.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (3.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.98%) Apple iOS
10 9 (2.98%) Windows 8
11 8 (2.65%) Mac OS X
12 7 (2.32%) Mac OS
12 7 (2.32%) SUSE
13 5 (1.66%) Android
13 5 (1.66%) CentOS
14 4 (1.32%) FreeBSD
14 4 (1.32%) Solaris
15 3 (0.99%) zOS
16 2 (0.66%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (26.49%) ITIL
2 34 (11.26%) Network Design
3 31 (10.26%) Service Delivery
4 26 (8.61%) Configuration Management
5 24 (7.95%) Change Management
5 24 (7.95%) Project Management
6 23 (7.62%) Problem Management
6 23 (7.62%) Time Management
7 22 (7.28%) Network Monitoring
8 20 (6.62%) Continuous Improvement
8 20 (6.62%) Migration
8 20 (6.62%) Service Management
9 19 (6.29%) Load Balancing
10 18 (5.96%) Incident Management
11 16 (5.30%) ITIL V3
11 16 (5.30%) Performance Management
12 13 (4.30%) Capacity Management
12 13 (4.30%) ITSM
12 13 (4.30%) People Management
12 13 (4.30%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 30 (9.93%) SQL
2 18 (5.96%) PowerShell
3 17 (5.63%) Python
4 11 (3.64%) C#
4 11 (3.64%) Perl
5 6 (1.99%) Bash Shell
6 5 (1.66%) Java
7 3 (0.99%) C
8 2 (0.66%) C++
8 2 (0.66%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.66%) Tcl
9 1 (0.33%) PHP
9 1 (0.33%) Prolog
9 1 (0.33%) Ruby
9 1 (0.33%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 106 (35.10%) Cisco Certification
2 69 (22.85%) Security Cleared
3 64 (21.19%) CCNP
4 61 (20.20%) SC Cleared
5 50 (16.56%) CCNA
6 29 (9.60%) DBS Check
7 19 (6.29%) CCIE
8 16 (5.30%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (4.30%) DV Cleared
10 11 (3.64%) Degree
11 9 (2.98%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (2.98%) JNCIS
12 8 (2.65%) MCSA
13 7 (2.32%) CCDP
13 7 (2.32%) MCP
14 6 (1.99%) JNCIA
14 6 (1.99%) JNCIE
14 6 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (1.66%) CCSE
15 5 (1.66%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (7.95%) SLA
2 6 (1.99%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.66%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (0.66%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.66%) EMIR
5 1 (0.33%) PMO
System Software
1 53 (17.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (17.22%) Active Directory
3 22 (7.28%) Hyper-V
4 21 (6.95%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (2.98%) vSphere
6 8 (2.65%) ProxySG
7 5 (1.66%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (0.99%) NFS
8 3 (0.99%) vCloud
9 2 (0.66%) Docker
9 2 (0.66%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 1 (0.33%) etcd
10 1 (0.33%) LXC
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (3.97%) Cisco Prime
2 11 (3.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 9 (2.98%) Nagios
3 9 (2.98%) OPNET
4 8 (2.65%) PowerCLI
5 7 (2.32%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.99%) Puppet
6 6 (1.99%) SCCM
6 6 (1.99%) WhatsUp Gold
7 5 (1.66%) FortiGate
7 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.66%) Nessus
7 5 (1.66%) SCOM
8 4 (1.32%) Cacti
9 3 (0.99%) Ansible
9 3 (0.99%) OpenView
9 3 (0.99%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.99%) RANCID
9 3 (0.99%) Tivoli NetView
9 3 (0.99%) vRealize
Vendors
1 160 (52.98%) Cisco
2 70 (23.18%) Microsoft
3 67 (22.19%) Juniper
4 59 (19.54%) VMware
5 50 (16.56%) SolarWinds
6 48 (15.89%) CheckPoint
7 37 (12.25%) F5
8 31 (10.26%) Palo Alto
9 30 (9.93%) Citrix
10 28 (9.27%) HP
11 24 (7.95%) Apple
12 22 (7.28%) Red Hat
13 21 (6.95%) Riverbed
14 17 (5.63%) Dell
15 14 (4.64%) Symantec
16 13 (4.30%) Arista
17 11 (3.64%) Blue Coat
17 11 (3.64%) CA
17 11 (3.64%) Lumension
18 10 (3.31%) Fortinet
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