Period
to 10 December 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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 518 534 490
Rank change year-on-year +16 -44 +29
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 152 109 182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.27% 0.20% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.32% 0.24% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 59 100
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +3.23% -3.25%
10th Percentile £231 £212 £217
90th Percentile £500 £610 £572
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £11.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.48% -30.30% +50.00%
10th Percentile £11.55 £11.25 £12.35
90th Percentile £39.10 £11.75 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £30.50 £25.15 £16.50
% change year-on-year +21.27% +52.42% +50.00%

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 48,083 44,883 47,238
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 86.03% 84.37% 84.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,685 27,753 29,368
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.23%
10th Percentile £270 £255 £249
90th Percentile £575 £573 £550
UK median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,795 1,641 1,999
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.52% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +6.67% +2.27%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 10 December 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 +12 64 £388 -18.42% 14
North of England +4 35 £300 -29.41% 23
North West -6 17 £300 -33.33% 17
Yorkshire -3 12 £288 -28.13% 4
South West -32 12 £325 +20.59% 4
Midlands -14 11 £325 -31.58% 7
Scotland -19 11 £335 +17.54% 4
West Midlands -21 9 £325 -36.21% 2
Northern Ireland - 9 - -
East of England -16 8 £363 -23.68% 12
North East -7 6 £350 - 2
East Midlands +8 2 £225 - 5
Wales -25 2 £375 -0.33% 3
Network Monitoring
UK

For the 6 months to 10 December 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.

1 106 (69.74%) Cisco
2 94 (61.84%) WAN
3 82 (53.95%) Firewall
4 74 (48.68%) Cisco Certification
5 66 (43.42%) LAN
6 58 (38.16%) Security Cleared
7 49 (32.24%) Wireless
8 47 (30.92%) CCNP
9 44 (28.95%) Juniper
10 42 (27.63%) TCP/IP
11 41 (26.97%) ITIL
11 41 (26.97%) SC Cleared
12 39 (25.66%) VPN
12 39 (25.66%) CCNA
13 37 (24.34%) VoIP
14 36 (23.68%) Cisco ASA
14 36 (23.68%) SolarWinds
15 35 (23.03%) CheckPoint
15 35 (23.03%) BGP
16 33 (21.71%) OSPF
17 27 (17.76%) MPLS
17 27 (17.76%) Data Centre
18 26 (17.11%) Windows
18 26 (17.11%) Network Security
19 25 (16.45%) Linux
19 25 (16.45%) Cisco Nexus
20 24 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
21 22 (14.47%) Network Management
22 20 (13.16%) F5
22 20 (13.16%) DV Cleared

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 7 (4.61%) OpenStack
2 3 (1.97%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.66%) IIS
4 1 (0.66%) nginx
4 1 (0.66%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (4.61%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (4.61%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (3.29%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.66%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.29%) IaaS
4 3 (1.97%) Office 365
5 2 (1.32%) PaaS
5 2 (1.32%) SaaS
6 1 (0.66%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.66%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.66%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 94 (61.84%) WAN
2 82 (53.95%) Firewall
3 66 (43.42%) LAN
4 49 (32.24%) Wireless
5 42 (27.63%) TCP/IP
6 39 (25.66%) VPN
7 37 (24.34%) VoIP
8 36 (23.68%) Cisco ASA
9 35 (23.03%) BGP
10 33 (21.71%) OSPF
11 27 (17.76%) MPLS
12 26 (17.11%) Network Security
13 25 (16.45%) Cisco Nexus
14 16 (10.53%) IPsec
15 15 (9.87%) DNS
15 15 (9.87%) Junos
16 14 (9.21%) DHCP
16 14 (9.21%) Ethernet
16 14 (9.21%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 12 (7.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (3.95%) MySQL
2 2 (1.32%) Big Data
3 1 (0.66%) DTS
3 1 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.66%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.66%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.97%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.32%) Mercurial
3 1 (0.66%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (9.21%) Retail
2 7 (4.61%) Finance
2 7 (4.61%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.97%) Banking
3 3 (1.97%) Spanish Language
4 2 (1.32%) Advertising
4 2 (1.32%) Games
4 2 (1.32%) Marketing
4 2 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.66%) Billing
5 1 (0.66%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 76 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 21 (13.82%) Cisco Engineer
3 18 (11.84%) Network Support
4 15 (9.87%) Support Engineer
5 13 (8.55%) Network Support Engineer
6 12 (7.89%) Analyst
7 11 (7.24%) Deployment Engineer
8 10 (6.58%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 10 (6.58%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
9 8 (5.26%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 7 (4.61%) Security Engineer
11 6 (3.95%) Architect
11 6 (3.95%) Network Specialist
12 5 (3.29%) Consultant
12 5 (3.29%) Implementation Engineer
12 5 (3.29%) Network Manager
12 5 (3.29%) Network Security Engineer
13 4 (2.63%) IT Engineer
13 4 (2.63%) Senior Network Engineer
13 4 (2.63%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.61%) Elastic Stack
2 4 (2.63%) 802.1X
3 2 (1.32%) LAMP
3 2 (1.32%) RESTful
4 1 (0.66%) CSS
4 1 (0.66%) Node.js
4 1 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 27 (17.76%) Data Centre
2 24 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.95%) Cyberattack
3 6 (3.95%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.29%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (1.32%) Analytical Mindset
6 2 (1.32%) Clustering
6 2 (1.32%) Life Science
6 2 (1.32%) Replication
6 2 (1.32%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.66%) BYOD
7 1 (0.66%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.66%) e-Health
7 1 (0.66%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.66%) IVR
7 1 (0.66%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.66%) PKI
7 1 (0.66%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (17.11%) Windows
2 25 (16.45%) Linux
3 14 (9.21%) Windows Server
4 10 (6.58%) Unix
5 7 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (3.95%) Ubuntu
7 3 (1.97%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.32%) Debian
8 2 (1.32%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.66%) CentOS
9 1 (0.66%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.66%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (26.97%) ITIL
2 22 (14.47%) Network Management
3 18 (11.84%) Migration
4 15 (9.87%) Service Delivery
5 14 (9.21%) Network Design
6 13 (8.55%) Network Virtualisation
7 12 (7.89%) Incident Management
7 12 (7.89%) Load Balancing
8 11 (7.24%) Change Control
9 9 (5.92%) ITIL V3
9 9 (5.92%) Root Cause Analysis
9 9 (5.92%) Time Management
10 8 (5.26%) Cybersecurity
10 8 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (5.26%) Open Source
10 8 (5.26%) Patch Management
10 8 (5.26%) Service Management
11 7 (4.61%) Change Management
11 7 (4.61%) Security Monitoring
11 7 (4.61%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 14 (9.21%) Perl
1 14 (9.21%) Python
2 5 (3.29%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.29%) SQL
3 4 (2.63%) Bash Shell
4 3 (1.97%) Java
4 3 (1.97%) PHP
5 2 (1.32%) C
5 2 (1.32%) Ruby
5 2 (1.32%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.66%) VB
6 1 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 74 (48.68%) Cisco Certification
2 58 (38.16%) Security Cleared
3 47 (30.92%) CCNP
4 41 (26.97%) SC Cleared
5 39 (25.66%) CCNA
6 20 (13.16%) DV Cleared
7 7 (4.61%) CCIP
7 7 (4.61%) JNCIS
8 6 (3.95%) CCIE
8 6 (3.95%) CCSA
9 4 (2.63%) CCSE
9 4 (2.63%) JNCIA
9 4 (2.63%) JNCIE
9 4 (2.63%) JNCIP
10 3 (1.97%) BC Cleared
10 3 (1.97%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.97%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (1.32%) CISSP
11 2 (1.32%) HP APS
11 2 (1.32%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.53%) SLA
2 5 (3.29%) QA
3 4 (2.63%) JSP 440
4 2 (1.32%) GDPR
5 1 (0.66%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.66%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (6.58%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (5.26%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.26%) Docker
3 6 (3.95%) KVM
4 4 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (1.97%) Hyper-V
5 3 (1.97%) NFS
5 3 (1.97%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.97%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.32%) Firmware
6 2 (1.32%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.66%) vSphere
7 1 (0.66%) XenApp
7 1 (0.66%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (4.61%) QRadar
2 5 (3.29%) Nagios
3 4 (2.63%) Ansible
4 3 (1.97%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (1.97%) Puppet
4 3 (1.97%) SCCM
5 2 (1.32%) Cacti
5 2 (1.32%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (1.32%) Cobbler
5 2 (1.32%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.32%) Icinga
5 2 (1.32%) SCOM
5 2 (1.32%) Terraform
5 2 (1.32%) vCenter Server
5 2 (1.32%) WSUS
6 1 (0.66%) Cisco LMS
6 1 (0.66%) Kibana
6 1 (0.66%) logstash
6 1 (0.66%) Opsview
6 1 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 106 (69.74%) Cisco
2 44 (28.95%) Juniper
3 36 (23.68%) SolarWinds
4 35 (23.03%) CheckPoint
5 20 (13.16%) F5
6 19 (12.50%) Meraki
7 17 (11.18%) VMware
8 14 (9.21%) Citrix
8 14 (9.21%) HP
8 14 (9.21%) McAfee
9 13 (8.55%) Palo Alto
10 11 (7.24%) Microsoft
11 8 (5.26%) Splunk
12 7 (4.61%) NetApp
13 6 (3.95%) AlienVault
13 6 (3.95%) Apple
13 6 (3.95%) Aruba
13 6 (3.95%) IBM
13 6 (3.95%) Red Hat
13 6 (3.95%) Remedy