The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Management
Berkshire / Reading
Rank 62 77 63
Rank change year-on-year +15 -14  
Contract jobs citing Network Management 1 6 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.15% 0.60% 1.43%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.77% 1.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 5
Median daily rate £388 £575 £204
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -32.60% +181.86%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -16.00% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Median hourly rate - - £55.65
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 Reading with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 537 778 708
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 80.27% 77.18% 72.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 418 401
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% -  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 17 11
Median hourly rate £17.59 £38.75 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.60% +72.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £10.35 £18.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.33 £63.00 £55.65
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

Network Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Management in Reading

Network Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Management in Reading

Network Management
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 24 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 Reading region with a requirement for Network Management.

1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (77.78%) WAN
3 6 (66.67%) Change Management
4 5 (55.56%) MPLS
4 5 (55.56%) OSPF
4 5 (55.56%) BGP
4 5 (55.56%) SNMP
4 5 (55.56%) CCNA
4 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (55.56%) Juniper
4 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
5 4 (44.44%) VPN
5 4 (44.44%) Ethernet
5 4 (44.44%) PPP
5 4 (44.44%) DSL
5 4 (44.44%) L2TP
5 4 (44.44%) X.21
5 4 (44.44%) IPsec
5 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
5 4 (44.44%) SolarWinds
5 4 (44.44%) xDSL
6 3 (33.33%) Riverbed
6 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (33.33%) Citrix
6 3 (33.33%) Blue Coat
6 3 (33.33%) ProxySG
6 3 (33.33%) CMDB
6 3 (33.33%) OPNET

Network Management
Top Related IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 9 (100.00%) Firewall
2 7 (77.78%) WAN
3 5 (55.56%) BGP
3 5 (55.56%) MPLS
3 5 (55.56%) OSPF
3 5 (55.56%) SNMP
4 4 (44.44%) DSL
4 4 (44.44%) Ethernet
4 4 (44.44%) IPsec
4 4 (44.44%) L2TP
4 4 (44.44%) PPP
4 4 (44.44%) VPN
4 4 (44.44%) X.21
4 4 (44.44%) xDSL
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 3 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
5 3 (33.33%) LAN
5 3 (33.33%) NetScaler
5 3 (33.33%) Wireless
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (88.89%) Network Engineer
2 4 (44.44%) Senior Network Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) NOC Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Network Operations Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (11.11%) Technical Operations Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (55.56%) Data Centre
2 3 (33.33%) CMDB
3 1 (11.11%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (11.11%) Video Conferencing
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Change Management
2 4 (44.44%) Load Balancing
3 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 3 (33.33%) Project Management
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (11.11%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Statistics
4 1 (11.11%) Stress Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) CCNA
1 5 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) CCNP
3 2 (22.22%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) ProxySG
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (33.33%) OPNET
2 1 (11.11%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Cisco
2 5 (55.56%) Juniper
3 4 (44.44%) SolarWinds
4 3 (33.33%) Arista
4 3 (33.33%) Blue Coat
4 3 (33.33%) CheckPoint
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 3 (33.33%) Palo Alto
4 3 (33.33%) Riverbed
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
6 1 (11.11%) Aruba
6 1 (11.11%) Avaya
6 1 (11.11%) Clearswift
6 1 (11.11%) EMC
6 1 (11.11%) F5
6 1 (11.11%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) Mitel
6 1 (11.11%) Polycom
6 1 (11.11%) Tandberg