Period
to 22 June 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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 511 521 547
Rank change year-on-year +10 +26 -49
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 132 92 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.25% 0.19% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.22% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 62 75
UK excluding London median daily rate £364 £468 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.06% +37.50% +9.68%
10th Percentile £158 £211 £220
90th Percentile £603 £575 £515
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +17.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 4
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 - £13.36
10th Percentile £24.30 - £12.02
90th Percentile £66.75 - £20.98
UK median hourly rate £31.44 - £18.25

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 44,860 41,187 50,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 84.53% 83.72% 83.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 27,358 25,147 31,071
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £575 £550 £550
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,725 1,666 1,829
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.73 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.08% - +19.05%

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +3 55 £400 -23.81% 21
North of England -25 23 £470 +4.44% 6
Midlands +5 21 £265 -49.52% 5
West Midlands -13 20 £255 -52.69% 3
North West -22 18 £600 +33.33% 4
East of England +2 13 £151 -68.21% 8
South West +6 9 £400 -23.81% 4
Wales -9 5 £155 -46.09% 1
Yorkshire -15 5 £300 -25.00% 2
Northern Ireland - 4 - - 2
Scotland -50 2 £385 +75.00%
East Midlands -4 1 £550 +4.76% 2
Network Monitoring
UK

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 85 (64.39%) Cisco
2 61 (46.21%) Cisco Certification
3 60 (45.45%) Security Cleared
4 55 (41.67%) Firewall
5 47 (35.61%) SC Cleared
6 44 (33.33%) WAN
6 44 (33.33%) ITIL
7 41 (31.06%) CCNA
8 33 (25.00%) Wireless
8 33 (25.00%) Juniper
9 30 (22.73%) CCNP
10 29 (21.97%) BGP
11 28 (21.21%) TCP/IP
12 27 (20.45%) LAN
12 27 (20.45%) Network Security
13 26 (19.70%) SolarWinds
13 26 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (17.42%) Linux
15 22 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
15 22 (16.67%) F5
16 21 (15.91%) OSPF
17 20 (15.15%) Change Management
17 20 (15.15%) DV Cleared
17 20 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
17 20 (15.15%) IPsec
17 20 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
18 18 (13.64%) Network Virtualisation
18 18 (13.64%) Virtual Environments
18 18 (13.64%) Meraki
19 17 (12.88%) ITIL V3

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 4 (3.03%) Apache
1 4 (3.03%) Skype for Business
1 4 (3.03%) Tomcat
2 3 (2.27%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (2.27%) SharePoint
3 2 (1.52%) Cloud Foundry
3 2 (1.52%) MS Exchange
3 2 (1.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.03%) Office 365
3 1 (0.76%) OpenShift
3 1 (0.76%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 55 (41.67%) Firewall
2 44 (33.33%) WAN
3 33 (25.00%) Wireless
4 29 (21.97%) BGP
5 28 (21.21%) TCP/IP
6 27 (20.45%) LAN
6 27 (20.45%) Network Security
7 22 (16.67%) Cisco ISE
8 21 (15.91%) OSPF
9 20 (15.15%) Cisco ASA
9 20 (15.15%) IPsec
10 17 (12.88%) SNMP
11 14 (10.61%) ICMP
11 14 (10.61%) VPN
12 13 (9.85%) BIG-IP
13 12 (9.09%) DNS
13 12 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 11 (8.33%) Ethernet
15 10 (7.58%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.55%) MySQL
2 4 (3.03%) Apache Cassandra
2 4 (3.03%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.52%) Big Data
4 2 (1.52%) SQLite
5 1 (0.76%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.76%) Redis
5 1 (0.76%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (4.55%) JIRA
2 5 (3.79%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.79%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.52%) CF BOSH
3 2 (1.52%) Robot Framework
3 2 (1.52%) Subversion
4 1 (0.76%) GitLab
4 1 (0.76%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 8 (6.06%) Finance
2 7 (5.30%) Retail
3 5 (3.79%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.27%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.52%) Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (31.82%) Network Engineer
2 14 (10.61%) Cisco Engineer
3 13 (9.85%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
3 13 (9.85%) Support Engineer
4 12 (9.09%) Architect
4 12 (9.09%) Consultant
5 10 (7.58%) Deployment Engineer
6 9 (6.82%) Implementation Engineer
7 8 (6.06%) Network Team Leader
7 8 (6.06%) SC Cleared Deployment Engineer
7 8 (6.06%) Security Engineer
7 8 (6.06%) Team Leader
8 7 (5.30%) Network Security Engineer
9 6 (4.55%) Analyst
9 6 (4.55%) Network Support
10 5 (3.79%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) Firewall Engineer
10 5 (3.79%) Lead Architect
10 5 (3.79%) Network Analyst
10 5 (3.79%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.58%) Web Services
2 7 (5.30%) REST
2 7 (5.30%) SOAP
3 3 (2.27%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.27%) XML
4 2 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (1.52%) JSON
4 2 (1.52%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.76%) .NET
5 1 (0.76%) Kafka
5 1 (0.76%) RESTful
5 1 (0.76%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 26 (19.70%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (10.61%) Data Centre
3 12 (9.09%) Computer Science
4 9 (6.82%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (5.30%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.27%) CMDB
6 3 (2.27%) e-Health
6 3 (2.27%) Virtual Team
7 2 (1.52%) Fintech
7 2 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.76%) CCTV
8 1 (0.76%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (0.76%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.76%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.76%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.42%) Linux
2 17 (12.88%) Windows
3 10 (7.58%) Unix
4 7 (5.30%) Windows Server
5 5 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (3.03%) CentOS
7 3 (2.27%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.52%) Debian
8 2 (1.52%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.52%) Windows 7
8 2 (1.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (33.33%) ITIL
2 20 (15.15%) Change Management
2 20 (15.15%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (13.64%) Network Virtualisation
3 18 (13.64%) Virtual Environments
4 17 (12.88%) ITIL V3
5 15 (11.36%) Cybersecurity
5 15 (11.36%) Incident Management
6 14 (10.61%) Network Management
7 13 (9.85%) DevOps
7 13 (9.85%) Migration
8 12 (9.09%) Network Design
8 12 (9.09%) Service Management
9 11 (8.33%) Change Control
9 11 (8.33%) Service Delivery
10 9 (6.82%) Kalman Filter
10 9 (6.82%) Problem Management
10 9 (6.82%) Service Design
11 8 (6.06%) ITSM
11 8 (6.06%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (9.09%) Perl
2 11 (8.33%) Python
3 7 (5.30%) SQL
4 5 (3.79%) PowerShell
5 3 (2.27%) PHP
5 3 (2.27%) Ruby
6 2 (1.52%) Bourne shell
6 2 (1.52%) C
6 2 (1.52%) Java
6 2 (1.52%) VB
6 2 (1.52%) VBScript
7 1 (0.76%) C++
7 1 (0.76%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.76%) XPath
Qualifications
1 61 (46.21%) Cisco Certification
2 60 (45.45%) Security Cleared
3 47 (35.61%) SC Cleared
4 41 (31.06%) CCNA
5 30 (22.73%) CCNP
6 20 (15.15%) DV Cleared
7 14 (10.61%) Degree
8 8 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
9 6 (4.55%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (3.03%) CCIE
10 4 (3.03%) MCSE
11 3 (2.27%) CCENT
11 3 (2.27%) CISSP
11 3 (2.27%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.52%) CCIP
12 2 (1.52%) CompTIA Security+
12 2 (1.52%) HNC
12 2 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.52%) MCITP
12 2 (1.52%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.30%) SLA
2 5 (3.79%) PMO
3 3 (2.27%) GDPR
3 3 (2.27%) QA
4 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.52%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 10 (7.58%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (5.30%) Docker
4 6 (4.55%) Hyper-V
5 3 (2.27%) KVM
6 2 (1.52%) Firmware
6 2 (1.52%) NFS
6 2 (1.52%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.76%) Snort
7 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.76%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (9.09%) Ansible
1 12 (9.09%) Puppet
2 10 (7.58%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (6.06%) Nagios
3 8 (6.06%) SolarWinds Orion
4 6 (4.55%) FortiGate
5 5 (3.79%) OVSD
6 4 (3.03%) SCOM
7 3 (2.27%) Icinga
7 3 (2.27%) SCCM
8 2 (1.52%) Cacti
8 2 (1.52%) collectd
8 2 (1.52%) Grafana
8 2 (1.52%) Kibana
8 2 (1.52%) logstash
8 2 (1.52%) Observium
8 2 (1.52%) OpenNMS
8 2 (1.52%) Prometheus
8 2 (1.52%) Salt
8 2 (1.52%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 85 (64.39%) Cisco
2 33 (25.00%) Juniper
3 26 (19.70%) SolarWinds
4 22 (16.67%) F5
5 18 (13.64%) Meraki
6 17 (12.88%) Microsoft
7 16 (12.12%) Palo Alto
8 14 (10.61%) VMware
9 13 (9.85%) CheckPoint
10 10 (7.58%) ServiceNow
11 9 (6.82%) HP
12 6 (4.55%) Red Hat
12 6 (4.55%) Remedy
12 6 (4.55%) Splunk
13 5 (3.79%) Aruba
13 5 (3.79%) Capita
13 5 (3.79%) Citrix
13 5 (3.79%) Extreme Networks
13 5 (3.79%) Forcepoint
14 4 (3.03%) Oracle