Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London with a requirement for Network Monitoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Monitoring over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 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 Monitoring
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 508 540 497
Rank change year-on-year +32 -43 +58
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 139 101 183
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.26% 0.20% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.23% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 60 97
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £475 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.32% +18.75% +21.21%
10th Percentile £254 £212 £270
90th Percentile £488 £600 £571
UK median daily rate £400 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 4
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.19 - £29.50
10th Percentile £12.25 - £15.23
90th Percentile £44.25 - £43.75
UK median hourly rate £31.38 £33.80 £26.00
% change year-on-year -7.17% +30.00% +22.35%

Network Monitoring 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 the UK excluding London with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 46,405 43,405 50,378
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 85.35% 84.25% 84.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 28,415 26,630 31,344
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £269 £256 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +5.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,859 1,656 1,936
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +2.13% +6.82%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.55 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -14.38% +6.67% +2.69%

Network Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing Network Monitoring as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for Network Monitoring in the UK excluding London

Network Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Monitoring in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Monitoring in the UK excluding London

Network Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Monitoring in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Monitoring in the UK excluding London

Network Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Monitoring in the UK excluding London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Monitoring in the UK excluding London

Network Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Monitoring in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Monitoring in the UK excluding London

Network Monitoring
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Monitoring within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 24 September 2018. 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
South East +18 58 £400 -23.81% 16
North of England -13 23 £305 -12.86% 14
Midlands -14 23 £325 -38.10% 7
West Midlands -15 21 £325 -36.21% 4
East of England -1 11 £394 -28.41% 4
North West -12 11 £325 -9.09% 11
Northern Ireland - 11 - - 1
North East -9 6 £350 +57.30% 1
Yorkshire -15 6 £288 - 2
South West -16 6 £325 -38.10% 7
Scotland -31 6 £320 +26.73% 1
East Midlands +5 2 £225 -57.14% 3
Wales -30 1 - - 1
Network Monitoring
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Network Monitoring 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for Network Monitoring.

1 105 (75.54%) Cisco
2 81 (58.27%) WAN
3 67 (48.20%) Security Cleared
4 65 (46.76%) Cisco Certification
5 52 (37.41%) Firewall
6 51 (36.69%) SC Cleared
7 46 (33.09%) CCNA
8 43 (30.94%) Wireless
9 42 (30.22%) LAN
10 41 (29.50%) ITIL
10 41 (29.50%) Juniper
11 33 (23.74%) Analytical Skills
12 31 (22.30%) Meraki
13 30 (21.58%) Network Security
14 29 (20.86%) SolarWinds
15 25 (17.99%) CCNP
15 25 (17.99%) Network Management
16 23 (16.55%) Windows
17 22 (15.83%) TCP/IP
17 22 (15.83%) BGP
17 22 (15.83%) Migration
18 21 (15.11%) VoIP
19 20 (14.39%) VPN
20 19 (13.67%) Retail
20 19 (13.67%) Linux
20 19 (13.67%) MPLS
20 19 (13.67%) DV Cleared
20 19 (13.67%) Data Centre
21 18 (12.95%) Cisco ISE
21 18 (12.95%) OSPF

Network Monitoring
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 6 (4.32%) SharePoint
2 5 (3.60%) OpenStack
3 4 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.88%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.72%) IIS
5 1 (0.72%) nginx
Applications
1 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.60%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.72%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.32%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (3.60%) Office 365
3 3 (2.16%) IaaS
4 1 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.72%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.72%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 81 (58.27%) WAN
2 52 (37.41%) Firewall
3 43 (30.94%) Wireless
4 42 (30.22%) LAN
5 30 (21.58%) Network Security
6 22 (15.83%) BGP
6 22 (15.83%) TCP/IP
7 21 (15.11%) VoIP
8 20 (14.39%) VPN
9 19 (13.67%) MPLS
10 18 (12.95%) Cisco ISE
10 18 (12.95%) OSPF
11 17 (12.23%) Cisco ASA
12 16 (11.51%) DNS
13 15 (10.79%) Ethernet
14 14 (10.07%) DHCP
15 13 (9.35%) Wi-Fi
16 12 (8.63%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 12 (8.63%) Junos
16 12 (8.63%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (5.76%) MySQL
2 4 (2.88%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.44%) Big Data
4 2 (1.44%) SQLite
5 1 (0.72%) DTS
5 1 (0.72%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.72%) Redis
5 1 (0.72%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.16%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.44%) Mercurial
3 2 (1.44%) Robot Framework
General
1 19 (13.67%) Retail
2 8 (5.76%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.60%) Finance
3 5 (3.60%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.44%) Marketing
5 1 (0.72%) Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Billing
5 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (41.01%) Network Engineer
2 26 (18.71%) Cisco Engineer
3 20 (14.39%) Deployment Engineer
4 17 (12.23%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
5 16 (11.51%) Network Support
6 15 (10.79%) Support Engineer
7 14 (10.07%) Implementation Engineer
8 12 (8.63%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 10 (7.19%) Network Support Engineer
10 9 (6.47%) Analyst
11 6 (4.32%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 6 (4.32%) Consultant
11 6 (4.32%) IT Engineer
11 6 (4.32%) Network Specialist
12 5 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
12 5 (3.60%) Network Implementation Engineer
12 5 (3.60%) Network Security Engineer
12 5 (3.60%) Security Engineer
13 4 (2.88%) Network Analyst
13 4 (2.88%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.60%) 802.1X
2 3 (2.16%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (2.16%) Web Services
3 2 (1.44%) LAMP
3 2 (1.44%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (1.44%) REST
3 2 (1.44%) RESTful
3 2 (1.44%) SOAP
3 2 (1.44%) XML
4 1 (0.72%) CSS
4 1 (0.72%) JSON
4 1 (0.72%) Kafka
4 1 (0.72%) Node.js
4 1 (0.72%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 33 (23.74%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (13.67%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.32%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (2.88%) e-Health
4 4 (2.88%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.16%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.44%) CMDB
6 2 (1.44%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.44%) Life Science
6 2 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.44%) Replication
6 2 (1.44%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.72%) BYOD
7 1 (0.72%) CCTV
7 1 (0.72%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.72%) IVR
7 1 (0.72%) PKI
7 1 (0.72%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (16.55%) Windows
2 19 (13.67%) Linux
3 14 (10.07%) Windows Server
4 8 (5.76%) Unix
5 5 (3.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (3.60%) Ubuntu
6 4 (2.88%) Debian
7 3 (2.16%) CentOS
7 3 (2.16%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.44%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.72%) AIX
9 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.72%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (29.50%) ITIL
2 25 (17.99%) Network Management
3 22 (15.83%) Migration
4 15 (10.79%) Incident Management
5 14 (10.07%) Network Design
6 12 (8.63%) Service Delivery
7 10 (7.19%) ITIL V3
7 10 (7.19%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (7.19%) Service Management
7 10 (7.19%) Time Management
8 9 (6.47%) Change Control
8 9 (6.47%) Network Virtualisation
9 7 (5.04%) Change Management
9 7 (5.04%) DevOps
10 6 (4.32%) Decision-Making
10 6 (4.32%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (4.32%) Problem Management
11 5 (3.60%) Escalation Management
11 5 (3.60%) Proactive Management
11 5 (3.60%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.63%) Perl
2 11 (7.91%) Python
3 7 (5.04%) SQL
4 5 (3.60%) PHP
5 4 (2.88%) PowerShell
5 4 (2.88%) Ruby
6 3 (2.16%) Bash Shell
7 2 (1.44%) Bourne shell
7 2 (1.44%) C
7 2 (1.44%) Java
7 2 (1.44%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.72%) VB
8 1 (0.72%) VBScript
8 1 (0.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 67 (48.20%) Security Cleared
2 65 (46.76%) Cisco Certification
3 51 (36.69%) SC Cleared
4 46 (33.09%) CCNA
5 25 (17.99%) CCNP
6 19 (13.67%) DV Cleared
7 8 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (4.32%) CCIP
8 6 (4.32%) Degree
8 6 (4.32%) JNCIS
8 6 (4.32%) MCSE
9 4 (2.88%) JNCIA
9 4 (2.88%) JNCIE
9 4 (2.88%) JNCIP
10 3 (2.16%) CCENT
10 3 (2.16%) CCIE
10 3 (2.16%) CCSA
10 3 (2.16%) HNC
10 3 (2.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (2.16%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (10.07%) SLA
2 7 (5.04%) QA
3 4 (2.88%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.44%) GDPR
5 1 (0.72%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.72%) PMO
System Software
1 10 (7.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.76%) Active Directory
3 7 (5.04%) Docker
4 5 (3.60%) KVM
5 4 (2.88%) Virtual Desktop
5 4 (2.88%) VMware NSX
6 3 (2.16%) Firmware
6 3 (2.16%) Hyper-V
6 3 (2.16%) NFS
7 2 (1.44%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.44%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.72%) vSphere
8 1 (0.72%) Xen
8 1 (0.72%) XenApp
8 1 (0.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (5.04%) Ansible
1 7 (5.04%) FortiGate
2 6 (4.32%) Nagios
2 6 (4.32%) Opscode Chef
2 6 (4.32%) Puppet
3 4 (2.88%) Icinga
3 4 (2.88%) SCCM
3 4 (2.88%) SolarWinds Orion
4 3 (2.16%) Kibana
4 3 (2.16%) logstash
4 3 (2.16%) SCOM
5 2 (1.44%) BMC PATROL
5 2 (1.44%) Cacti
5 2 (1.44%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.44%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.44%) collectd
5 2 (1.44%) Netcool
5 2 (1.44%) Salt
5 2 (1.44%) WSUS
5 2 (1.44%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 105 (75.54%) Cisco
2 41 (29.50%) Juniper
3 31 (22.30%) Meraki
4 29 (20.86%) SolarWinds
5 17 (12.23%) CheckPoint
5 17 (12.23%) F5
5 17 (12.23%) VMware
6 14 (10.07%) HP
7 13 (9.35%) Microsoft
8 8 (5.76%) McAfee
8 8 (5.76%) Palo Alto
9 7 (5.04%) Extreme Networks
10 6 (4.32%) Forcepoint
10 6 (4.32%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.60%) Aruba
11 5 (3.60%) BMC
11 5 (3.60%) Remedy
11 5 (3.60%) Splunk
12 4 (2.88%) Infoblox
12 4 (2.88%) SevOne