Period
to 22 June 2021

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 22 June 2021 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
22 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 479 441 522
Rank change year-on-year -38 +81 +75
Contract jobs citing Network Management 158 129 323
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.32% 0.34% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.40% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 65 155
10th Percentile £172 £285 £232
25th Percentile £285 £400 £340
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year -16.67% +5.88% +3.03%
75th Percentile £488 £500 £498
90th Percentile £558 £588 £613
UK median daily rate £400 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -8.57% +2.94% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 23 39
10th Percentile £17.26 £18.30 £15.80
25th Percentile £20.13 £20.25 £18.63
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.20 £22.40
Median % change year-on-year +3.33% +8.01% +40.00%
75th Percentile £37.87 £43.92 £38.00
90th Percentile £46.08 £50.00 £47.09
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £22.40
% change year-on-year +2.04% +9.38% +31.76%

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 44,170 32,587 72,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 88.16% 86.31% 87.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 30,356 22,113 49,157
10th Percentile £313 £300 £306
25th Percentile £404 £400 £388
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £477 £475
Median % change year-on-year +4.75% +0.49% +2.70%
75th Percentile £600 £588 £575
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,317 871 1,848
10th Percentile £11.75 £12.50 £11.85
25th Percentile £15.03 £15.85 £14.60
Median hourly rate £24.08 £22.50 £22.93
Median % change year-on-year +7.02% -1.88% +9.19%
75th Percentile £46.50 £45.46 £45.00
90th Percentile £58.75 £55.00 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £22.61 £22.92
% change year-on-year +10.57% -1.33% +14.58%

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 22 June 2021.

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 22 June 2021.

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 22 June 2021. 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 -55 57 £425 +4.04% 14
South East -7 37 £468 -4.59% 8
North of England +22 24 £173 -42.50% 15
South West +28 15 £220 -51.11% 6
North West +7 14 £400 - 10
East of England +1 14 £400 -8.57% 8
Yorkshire +16 10 £173 - 4
Midlands -24 4 £274 -15.77% 12
West Midlands -22 3 £173 -46.92% 8
East Midlands +4 1 £375 - 4
Network Management
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 2021, 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 56 (35.44%) Cisco
2 53 (33.54%) Firewall
3 48 (30.38%) Social Skills
4 45 (28.48%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (25.95%) Security Cleared
6 37 (23.42%) WAN
6 37 (23.42%) LAN
7 34 (21.52%) Telecoms
8 31 (19.62%) CCNP
9 30 (18.99%) Windows
9 30 (18.99%) SC Cleared
10 29 (18.35%) TCP/IP
10 29 (18.35%) VPN
11 28 (17.72%) Network Security
11 28 (17.72%) Problem-Solving
12 27 (17.09%) Microsoft
13 25 (15.82%) Service Delivery
14 24 (15.19%) SNMP
14 24 (15.19%) ITIL
15 23 (14.56%) Microsoft Office
15 23 (14.56%) MPLS
15 23 (14.56%) Data Centre
16 22 (13.92%) SolarWinds
16 22 (13.92%) OSPF
16 22 (13.92%) Configuration Management
16 22 (13.92%) Active Directory
16 22 (13.92%) SLA
16 22 (13.92%) VMware
17 21 (13.29%) CCNA
17 21 (13.29%) Degree

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 7 (4.43%) Confluence
2 6 (3.80%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.16%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (1.27%) Site Server
6 1 (0.63%) Apache
6 1 (0.63%) CMS
6 1 (0.63%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.63%) NetWeaver
Applications
1 23 (14.56%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (6.96%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.27%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.63%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.90%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.63%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 17 (10.76%) AWS
1 17 (10.76%) Azure
2 11 (6.96%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (5.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 8 (5.06%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (3.16%) Akamai
5 5 (3.16%) IaaS
5 5 (3.16%) PaaS
6 4 (2.53%) GCP
6 4 (2.53%) SaaS
7 3 (1.90%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (1.90%) Serverless
7 3 (1.90%) SoftLayer
8 2 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.63%) Cloud Functions
Communications & Networking
1 53 (33.54%) Firewall
2 37 (23.42%) LAN
2 37 (23.42%) WAN
3 29 (18.35%) TCP/IP
3 29 (18.35%) VPN
4 28 (17.72%) Network Security
5 24 (15.19%) SNMP
6 23 (14.56%) MPLS
7 22 (13.92%) OSPF
8 20 (12.66%) Wireless
9 18 (11.39%) BGP
9 18 (11.39%) DNS
10 16 (10.13%) Wi-Fi
11 15 (9.49%) Ethernet
12 13 (8.23%) HTTP
13 12 (7.59%) HTTPS
13 12 (7.59%) VoIP
14 11 (6.96%) EIGRP
15 10 (6.33%) DWDM
15 10 (6.33%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (3.16%) NoSQL
2 3 (1.90%) MySQL
2 3 (1.90%) SQL Server
3 2 (1.27%) MariaDB
3 2 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.63%) Big Data
4 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.63%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.63%) SAP HANA
4 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.63%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 7 (4.43%) JIRA
2 2 (1.27%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.27%) GoCD
2 2 (1.27%) RStudio
3 1 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 48 (30.38%) Social Skills
2 34 (21.52%) Telecoms
3 17 (10.76%) Finance
4 12 (7.59%) Banking
4 12 (7.59%) Retail
5 10 (6.33%) Public Sector
6 7 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (3.16%) Law
7 5 (3.16%) Presentation Skills
8 4 (2.53%) Legal
9 3 (1.90%) Organisational Skills
10 2 (1.27%) Electronics
10 2 (1.27%) Manufacturing
10 2 (1.27%) Marketing
11 1 (0.63%) Advertising
11 1 (0.63%) Billing
11 1 (0.63%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.63%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.63%) Military
11 1 (0.63%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 47 (29.75%) Network Engineer
2 19 (12.03%) Architect
3 12 (7.59%) Network Architect
4 11 (6.96%) Design Engineer
5 7 (4.43%) Cisco Engineer
5 7 (4.43%) Consultant
5 7 (4.43%) Senior Network Engineer
6 6 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (3.80%) Service Manager
6 6 (3.80%) Support Engineer
6 6 (3.80%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (3.16%) Mobile Engineer
7 5 (3.16%) Splunk Engineer
8 4 (2.53%) Designer
8 4 (2.53%) ICT Engineer
8 4 (2.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (2.53%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
8 4 (2.53%) Senior Architect
8 4 (2.53%) Service Design Manager
8 4 (2.53%) Service Transition Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.43%) .NET
1 7 (4.43%) Express
2 5 (3.16%) JSON
3 3 (1.90%) Kafka
3 3 (1.90%) Middleware
3 3 (1.90%) REST
3 3 (1.90%) Web Services
4 2 (1.27%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.63%) Ajax
5 1 (0.63%) CGI
5 1 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.63%) HTML
5 1 (0.63%) LAMP
5 1 (0.63%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.56%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.06%) PKI
3 6 (3.80%) Hybrid Cloud
3 6 (3.80%) Management Information System
3 6 (3.80%) Public Cloud
4 5 (3.16%) Cloud Native
4 5 (3.16%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.90%) BYOD
5 3 (1.90%) Mobile App
5 3 (1.90%) NHS
6 2 (1.27%) CMDB
6 2 (1.27%) Replication
6 2 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.63%) Cybercrime
7 1 (0.63%) Fibre Optics
7 1 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.63%) User Experience
7 1 (0.63%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 30 (18.99%) Windows
2 17 (10.76%) Windows Server
3 15 (9.49%) Linux
4 6 (3.80%) Windows XP
5 5 (3.16%) Unix
6 3 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (1.27%) CentOS
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (1.27%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (0.63%) SUSE
8 1 (0.63%) Windows 10
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (17.72%) Problem-Solving
2 25 (15.82%) Service Delivery
3 24 (15.19%) ITIL
4 22 (13.92%) Configuration Management
5 19 (12.03%) Network Design
5 19 (12.03%) Project Management
6 17 (10.76%) Service Management
7 16 (10.13%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (10.13%) DevOps
8 15 (9.49%) Change Management
9 14 (8.86%) Network Monitoring
10 13 (8.23%) Capacity Management
10 13 (8.23%) Coaching
11 12 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (7.59%) PRINCE2
12 10 (6.33%) Migration
13 9 (5.70%) Project Delivery
13 9 (5.70%) Scrum
13 9 (5.70%) SIEM
14 8 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 15 (9.49%) Python
2 8 (5.06%) PowerShell
2 8 (5.06%) SQL
3 7 (4.43%) C#
4 3 (1.90%) C
4 3 (1.90%) Java
4 3 (1.90%) Perl
5 2 (1.27%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.27%) VB
6 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.63%) PHP
6 1 (0.63%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.63%) Tcl
6 1 (0.63%) VBA
6 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (28.48%) Cisco Certification
2 41 (25.95%) Security Cleared
3 31 (19.62%) CCNP
4 30 (18.99%) SC Cleared
5 21 (13.29%) CCNA
5 21 (13.29%) Degree
6 11 (6.96%) DBS Check
7 7 (4.43%) JNCIA
8 5 (3.16%) CCIE
8 5 (3.16%) DV Cleared
8 5 (3.16%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.16%) Master's Degree
8 5 (3.16%) PMI Certification
8 5 (3.16%) PMP
8 5 (3.16%) TOGAF Certification
9 3 (1.90%) CCNP Voice
9 3 (1.90%) Chartered Engineer
9 3 (1.90%) CISSP
9 3 (1.90%) HND
9 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.92%) SLA
2 6 (3.80%) PMO
3 3 (1.90%) QA
4 1 (0.63%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.63%) NCSC
4 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 22 (13.92%) Active Directory
2 15 (9.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (5.06%) VMware NSX
4 6 (3.80%) vSphere
5 3 (1.90%) ProxySG
6 2 (1.27%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.63%) Firmware
7 1 (0.63%) KVM
7 1 (0.63%) Snort
7 1 (0.63%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (9.49%) Ansible
2 13 (8.23%) Opscode Chef
3 12 (7.59%) SCCM
4 11 (6.96%) Puppet
5 9 (5.70%) Cisco Prime
6 8 (5.06%) HP NNM
7 7 (4.43%) Kibana
8 6 (3.80%) Grafana
8 6 (3.80%) Nagios
9 5 (3.16%) Fluentd
9 5 (3.16%) Prometheus
9 5 (3.16%) vCenter Server
9 5 (3.16%) vRealize
10 3 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (1.90%) Nessus
10 3 (1.90%) SolarWinds Orion
11 2 (1.27%) HAProxy
12 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
12 1 (0.63%) FreeIPA
12 1 (0.63%) RANCID
Vendors
1 56 (35.44%) Cisco
2 27 (17.09%) Microsoft
3 22 (13.92%) SolarWinds
3 22 (13.92%) VMware
4 20 (12.66%) F5
4 20 (12.66%) Juniper
5 15 (9.49%) Splunk
6 14 (8.86%) Google
7 11 (6.96%) Dell
7 11 (6.96%) HP
7 11 (6.96%) Palo Alto
7 11 (6.96%) Zscaler
8 10 (6.33%) Apple
9 8 (5.06%) Remedy
10 7 (4.43%) CheckPoint
10 7 (4.43%) Citrix
11 6 (3.80%) EMC
11 6 (3.80%) IBM
11 6 (3.80%) Neustar
12 5 (3.16%) Ericsson