Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 547 537 572
Rank change year-on-year -10 +35 -45
Contract jobs citing Network Management 296 352 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.36% 0.29%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.43% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 180 181
England median daily rate £338 £388 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.90% -8.82% +21.43%
10th Percentile £175 £164 £258
90th Percentile £550 £538 £675
UK median daily rate £325 £375 £425
% change year-on-year -13.33% -11.76% +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 28 18
England median hourly rate £33.80 £49.60 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.85% +77.13% -
10th Percentile £9.75 £16.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £55.00 £55.00 £42.46
UK median hourly rate £33.80 £49.19 £28.50
% change year-on-year -31.29% +72.60% +2.70%

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 79501 82625 86049
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 84.69% 84.18% 81.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 53476 55123 56736
England median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £288 £265 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1856 2135 2506
England median hourly rate £24.00 £24.41 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.68% +8.49% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.38 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%

Network Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
London -50 89 £401 -11.00% 10
South East +38 80 £300 -20.00% 4
Midlands -12 38 £313 -13.79% 4
North of England +72 37 £331 -5.36% 11
West Midlands +6 34 £310 -20.00% 1
South West +17 29 £353 +101.43% 4
East of England -22 23 £260 -42.22% 3
North West +36 21 £350 -12.50% 9
Yorkshire +22 12 £175 -45.31% 2
North East +65 4 £338 +60.33%
East Midlands -2 4 £315 +18.87% 3
Network Management
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 139 (46.96%) Cisco
2 125 (42.23%) Firewall
3 111 (37.50%) WAN
4 99 (33.45%) LAN
5 96 (32.43%) Security Cleared
6 79 (26.69%) Windows
7 75 (25.34%) Cisco Certification
8 63 (21.28%) Network Security
9 61 (20.61%) Juniper
10 60 (20.27%) ITIL
10 60 (20.27%) VPN
11 58 (19.59%) SC Cleared
12 53 (17.91%) Active Directory
13 52 (17.57%) Wireless
13 52 (17.57%) Service Delivery
14 50 (16.89%) SolarWinds
15 46 (15.54%) MPLS
16 45 (15.20%) Data Centre
17 42 (14.19%) Network Design
18 41 (13.85%) Service Management
18 41 (13.85%) HP
19 40 (13.51%) CheckPoint
19 40 (13.51%) Linux
19 40 (13.51%) VMware
20 39 (13.18%) SQL
20 39 (13.18%) SCCM
21 38 (12.84%) DHCP
21 38 (12.84%) Microsoft
22 37 (12.50%) CCNP
23 36 (12.16%) Cisco ASA

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 17 (5.74%) MS Exchange
2 13 (4.39%) IIS
3 8 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (2.36%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.69%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.01%) CMS
7 3 (1.01%) Site Server
7 3 (1.01%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.68%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.34%) Apache
9 1 (0.34%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.34%) Tomcat
Applications
1 12 (4.05%) MS Visio
2 10 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.01%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.68%) SAP CRM
3 2 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (5.07%) IaaS
2 14 (4.73%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (3.04%) Office 365
5 5 (1.69%) PaaS
5 5 (1.69%) SaaS
6 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.68%) Yammer
7 1 (0.34%) G Suite
7 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.34%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 125 (42.23%) Firewall
2 111 (37.50%) WAN
3 99 (33.45%) LAN
4 63 (21.28%) Network Security
5 60 (20.27%) VPN
6 52 (17.57%) Wireless
7 46 (15.54%) MPLS
8 38 (12.84%) DHCP
9 36 (12.16%) Cisco ASA
10 35 (11.82%) SNMP
10 35 (11.82%) TCP/IP
11 34 (11.49%) Cisco Nexus
11 34 (11.49%) OSPF
12 33 (11.15%) BGP
13 31 (10.47%) DNS
14 28 (9.46%) VoIP
15 24 (8.11%) Wi-Fi
16 20 (6.76%) HSRP
17 18 (6.08%) WLAN
18 17 (5.74%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.38%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.36%) MySQL
3 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.01%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.01%) MS Access
5 2 (0.68%) DB2
5 2 (0.68%) Sisense
6 1 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Git (software)
1 2 (0.68%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.34%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.34%) ClearQuest
2 1 (0.34%) JIRA
2 1 (0.34%) Rational Functional Tester
2 1 (0.34%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (6.42%) Telecoms
2 15 (5.07%) Finance
3 8 (2.70%) Law
3 8 (2.70%) Publishing
4 5 (1.69%) Billing
4 5 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 5 (1.69%) Military
5 3 (1.01%) Banking
5 3 (1.01%) Electronics
5 3 (1.01%) Marketing
5 3 (1.01%) Retail
6 2 (0.68%) Back Office
6 2 (0.68%) French Language
6 2 (0.68%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.34%) German Language
Job Titles
1 73 (24.66%) Network Engineer
2 43 (14.53%) Support Engineer
3 24 (8.11%) Analyst
3 24 (8.11%) Network Specialist
4 21 (7.09%) Architect
5 19 (6.42%) Network Support
6 16 (5.41%) Network Support Engineer
7 15 (5.07%) Customer Engineer
7 15 (5.07%) Customer Support Engineer
7 15 (5.07%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 14 (4.73%) Consultant
9 12 (4.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 12 (4.05%) Security Engineer
9 12 (4.05%) Technical Engineer
10 11 (3.72%) Network Architect
10 11 (3.72%) Technical Specialist
11 10 (3.38%) Network Manager
11 10 (3.38%) Network Security Engineer
11 10 (3.38%) Technical Support
12 9 (3.04%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.04%) HTML
2 8 (2.70%) Web Services
3 7 (2.36%) 802.1X
4 4 (1.35%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.01%) WAP
6 2 (0.68%) .NET
6 2 (0.68%) Middleware
6 2 (0.68%) RESTful
6 2 (0.68%) XML
7 1 (0.34%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.34%) JSON
7 1 (0.34%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.34%) REST
7 1 (0.34%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.20%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.09%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.38%) Virtual Team
4 8 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.03%) PKI
6 5 (1.69%) CESG
6 5 (1.69%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.35%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.35%) Handset
7 4 (1.35%) HP Storage
7 4 (1.35%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.01%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.01%) Enterprise Cloud
8 3 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.68%) Life Science
9 2 (0.68%) Replication
10 1 (0.34%) EMC VMAX
10 1 (0.34%) Interactive TV
10 1 (0.34%) NHS
10 1 (0.34%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 79 (26.69%) Windows
2 40 (13.51%) Linux
3 34 (11.49%) Windows Server
4 25 (8.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (7.77%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (5.07%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (4.05%) Windows 7
8 10 (3.38%) Windows 10
9 9 (3.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.36%) SUSE
11 5 (1.69%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.01%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.68%) CentOS
13 2 (0.68%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.68%) Solaris
13 2 (0.68%) Unix
13 2 (0.68%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (20.27%) ITIL
2 52 (17.57%) Service Delivery
3 42 (14.19%) Network Design
4 41 (13.85%) Service Management
5 29 (9.80%) DevOps
6 28 (9.46%) Migration
7 27 (9.12%) Incident Management
8 25 (8.45%) Statistics
9 24 (8.11%) Validation
10 21 (7.09%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (7.09%) Stakeholder Management
11 20 (6.76%) Network Architecture
11 20 (6.76%) Network Monitoring
11 20 (6.76%) Problem Management
12 19 (6.42%) Project Management
13 18 (6.08%) Change Control
13 18 (6.08%) High Availability
14 17 (5.74%) Customer Requirements
15 15 (5.07%) Capacity Planning
16 14 (4.73%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 39 (13.18%) SQL
2 11 (3.72%) Perl
2 11 (3.72%) Python
3 6 (2.03%) PHP
4 5 (1.69%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.69%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.35%) Java
5 4 (1.35%) PowerShell
6 3 (1.01%) C
7 1 (0.34%) C++
7 1 (0.34%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.34%) Ruby
7 1 (0.34%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (32.43%) Security Cleared
2 75 (25.34%) Cisco Certification
3 58 (19.59%) SC Cleared
4 37 (12.50%) CCNP
5 35 (11.82%) DV Cleared
6 25 (8.45%) CCNA
7 22 (7.43%) DBS Check
8 15 (5.07%) CCIE
9 9 (3.04%) Microsoft Certification
10 8 (2.70%) MCSE
11 7 (2.36%) CCIE Service Provider
11 7 (2.36%) CCSP
11 7 (2.36%) JNCIA
11 7 (2.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (2.03%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (2.03%) JNCIS
12 6 (2.03%) RHCE
13 5 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
13 5 (1.69%) Degree
14 4 (1.35%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.80%) SLA
2 3 (1.01%) ISO 9001
2 3 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.01%) PMO
3 2 (0.68%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 53 (17.91%) Active Directory
2 30 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (3.72%) Hyper-V
5 8 (2.70%) BitLocker
6 6 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (1.69%) vSphere
8 4 (1.35%) Docker
9 3 (1.01%) ProxySG
9 3 (1.01%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.01%) XenApp
10 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.68%) vCloud
11 1 (0.34%) Firmware
11 1 (0.34%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (13.18%) SCCM
2 22 (7.43%) SCOM
3 12 (4.05%) SCSM
4 11 (3.72%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (3.04%) Nagios
6 8 (2.70%) Puppet
7 6 (2.03%) Ansible
7 6 (2.03%) Cacti
8 4 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
8 4 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.35%) vCenter Server
9 2 (0.68%) CFEngine
9 2 (0.68%) DameWare
9 2 (0.68%) Netcool
9 2 (0.68%) OpenNMS
9 2 (0.68%) OpenView
9 2 (0.68%) OPNET
9 2 (0.68%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.68%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.68%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 139 (46.96%) Cisco
2 61 (20.61%) Juniper
3 50 (16.89%) SolarWinds
4 41 (13.85%) HP
5 40 (13.51%) CheckPoint
5 40 (13.51%) VMware
6 38 (12.84%) Microsoft
7 26 (8.78%) F5
8 22 (7.43%) Palo Alto
9 20 (6.76%) Citrix
9 20 (6.76%) Riverbed
10 17 (5.74%) EMC
11 16 (5.41%) Dell
11 16 (5.41%) Ericsson
12 15 (5.07%) SAP
13 14 (4.73%) Blue Coat
14 13 (4.39%) Apple
14 13 (4.39%) CA
15 11 (3.72%) Motorola
15 11 (3.72%) NetApp