Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 16 October 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 Management
UK
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 575 573 517
Rank change year-on-year -2 -56 +37
Contract jobs citing Network Management 344 315 408
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.32% 0.39%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.37% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 175 213
UK median daily rate £378 £340 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.03% -9.33% -6.25%
10th Percentile £215 £175 £162
90th Percentile £575 £558 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +12.31% -3.70% -10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 23 40
UK median hourly rate £40.50 £25.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.00% -41.18% +80.85%
10th Percentile £14.50 £9.45 £18.59
90th Percentile £45.00 £52.00 £50.23
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £11.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +269.57% -71.60% +47.27%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 88,893 85,050 90,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.18% 85.72% 85.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,634 56,312 59,554
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,433 2,068 2,444
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +6.38% +6.82%

Network Management
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Network Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Management over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Management over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 16 October 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
England +1 303 £425 +21.43% 84
UK excluding London -3 253 £365 +12.31% 63
South East +13 100 £450 +50.00% 24
London -23 81 £400 -6.32% 21
North of England -11 48 £465 +37.78% 10
Midlands -22 35 £319 +1.59% 16
West Midlands -28 34 £319 +2.82% 14
East of England +13 28 £438 +68.27% 4
Scotland +3 27 £313 -2.34%
North West -3 18 £465 +22.37% 7
Yorkshire -17 16 £550 +111.54% 2
North East +11 14 £330 -2.22% 1
South West -39 9 £225 -36.17% 10
Northern Ireland +39 4 £325 -
Wales -22 2 £375 +150.00%
East Midlands -4 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 with a requirement for Network Management.

1 155 (45.06%) Cisco
2 140 (40.70%) Firewall
3 134 (38.95%) WAN
4 121 (35.17%) LAN
5 104 (30.23%) Security Cleared
6 91 (26.45%) Cisco Certification
7 88 (25.58%) ITIL
8 77 (22.38%) Wireless
9 74 (21.51%) Network Security
10 73 (21.22%) SC Cleared
11 72 (20.93%) Windows
12 70 (20.35%) CCNP
13 67 (19.48%) BGP
14 63 (18.31%) Data Centre
15 60 (17.44%) OSPF
16 59 (17.15%) Telecoms
16 59 (17.15%) Juniper
16 59 (17.15%) Linux
17 58 (16.86%) MPLS
18 51 (14.83%) VPN
19 50 (14.53%) CCNA
20 48 (13.95%) SolarWinds
21 47 (13.66%) Cisco Nexus
22 46 (13.37%) Incident Management
23 45 (13.08%) CheckPoint
23 45 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
24 43 (12.50%) SNMP
24 43 (12.50%) DV Cleared
25 42 (12.21%) TCP/IP
25 42 (12.21%) Java

Network Management
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 14 (4.07%) Tomcat
2 12 (3.49%) SharePoint
3 9 (2.62%) GlassFish
4 7 (2.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 5 (1.45%) JBoss
6 3 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (0.87%) OpenStack
7 2 (0.58%) CMS
7 2 (0.58%) Moodle
8 1 (0.29%) Apache
8 1 (0.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 26 (7.56%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (4.94%) MS Visio
3 15 (4.36%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (2.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.16%) PTC Creo
5 4 (1.16%) Windchill
6 3 (0.87%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS R12
1 1 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (6.40%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (5.52%) IaaS
3 15 (4.36%) PaaS
4 13 (3.78%) Office 365
5 12 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (3.20%) Serverless
7 5 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.58%) SaaS
9 1 (0.29%) Akamai
9 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.29%) G Suite
9 1 (0.29%) GitHub
9 1 (0.29%) npm
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 140 (40.70%) Firewall
2 134 (38.95%) WAN
3 121 (35.17%) LAN
4 77 (22.38%) Wireless
5 74 (21.51%) Network Security
6 67 (19.48%) BGP
7 60 (17.44%) OSPF
8 58 (16.86%) MPLS
9 51 (14.83%) VPN
10 47 (13.66%) Cisco Nexus
11 43 (12.50%) SNMP
12 42 (12.21%) TCP/IP
13 38 (11.05%) IPsec
14 37 (10.76%) DNS
15 35 (10.17%) Cisco ASA
16 33 (9.59%) DHCP
16 33 (9.59%) Ethernet
17 29 (8.43%) Internet
18 26 (7.56%) WLAN
19 25 (7.27%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (9.59%) MySQL
2 4 (1.16%) Big Data
3 3 (0.87%) MariaDB
3 3 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (0.87%) SQLite
4 2 (0.58%) Redis
5 1 (0.29%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 11 (3.20%) Eclipse
1 11 (3.20%) NetBeans
2 10 (2.91%) Subversion
3 8 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.74%) Jenkins
5 5 (1.45%) Rational DOORS
6 4 (1.16%) JUnit
6 4 (1.16%) Rational Functional Tester
6 4 (1.16%) Selenium
6 4 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (0.87%) Robot Framework
7 3 (0.87%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.58%) ClearCase
9 1 (0.29%) JIRA
9 1 (0.29%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.29%) webpack
General
1 59 (17.15%) Telecoms
2 32 (9.30%) Finance
3 9 (2.62%) Law
4 6 (1.74%) Multimedia
5 5 (1.45%) Banking
6 4 (1.16%) Billing
6 4 (1.16%) Electronics
6 4 (1.16%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.16%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.58%) Games
7 2 (0.58%) Retail
8 1 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (0.29%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.29%) German Language
8 1 (0.29%) Legal
8 1 (0.29%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 77 (22.38%) Network Engineer
2 46 (13.37%) Architect
3 43 (12.50%) Support Engineer
4 29 (8.43%) Analyst
5 21 (6.10%) Applications Engineer
5 21 (6.10%) Applications Support
5 21 (6.10%) Applications Support Engineer
6 19 (5.52%) Network Specialist
7 18 (5.23%) Developer
7 18 (5.23%) Network Support
7 18 (5.23%) Security Engineer
8 17 (4.94%) Network Security Engineer
9 15 (4.36%) Technical Engineer
10 14 (4.07%) Operations Analyst
10 14 (4.07%) OSS Architect
11 13 (3.78%) Cisco Engineer
11 13 (3.78%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 13 (3.78%) Java Developer
12 12 (3.49%) Consultant
12 12 (3.49%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.23%) 802.1X
2 15 (4.36%) Web Services
3 13 (3.78%) CSS
4 12 (3.49%) Spring
5 10 (2.91%) HTML
5 10 (2.91%) XML
6 9 (2.62%) J2EE
6 9 (2.62%) REST
7 7 (2.03%) jQuery
7 7 (2.03%) Spring Boot
8 6 (1.74%) XHTML
9 5 (1.45%) Ajax
9 5 (1.45%) Hibernate
9 5 (1.45%) JSF
9 5 (1.45%) LDAP
9 5 (1.45%) PrimeFaces
10 4 (1.16%) HTML5
10 4 (1.16%) Java RMI
10 4 (1.16%) JavaFX
10 4 (1.16%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 63 (18.31%) Data Centre
2 45 (13.08%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (7.27%) Self-Motivation
4 21 (6.10%) Management Information System
5 17 (4.94%) Computer Science
6 14 (4.07%) PKI
7 12 (3.49%) Public Cloud
8 10 (2.91%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.45%) CCTV
9 5 (1.45%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.45%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.16%) NHS
11 3 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (0.87%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.58%) BYOD
12 2 (0.58%) CMDB
12 2 (0.58%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.58%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.58%) SCORM
12 2 (0.58%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 72 (20.93%) Windows
2 59 (17.15%) Linux
3 37 (10.76%) Unix
4 16 (4.65%) Windows Server
5 15 (4.36%) Windows 10
6 11 (3.20%) VMS
7 9 (2.62%) Windows 7
8 8 (2.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.87%) CentOS
10 3 (0.87%) Debian
10 3 (0.87%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (25.58%) ITIL
2 46 (13.37%) Incident Management
3 36 (10.47%) Network Monitoring
4 34 (9.88%) Project Management
5 33 (9.59%) Network Design
6 30 (8.72%) Service Delivery
7 27 (7.85%) Agile Software Development
8 26 (7.56%) Problem-Solving
9 25 (7.27%) Migration
10 24 (6.98%) Decision-Making
11 21 (6.10%) Problem Management
12 19 (5.52%) Change Management
13 17 (4.94%) Configuration Management
13 17 (4.94%) Service Management
14 16 (4.65%) Proactive Management
15 13 (3.78%) Performance Management
15 13 (3.78%) SIEM
15 13 (3.78%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (3.78%) Threat Intelligence
15 13 (3.78%) UML
Programming Languages
1 42 (12.21%) Java
2 33 (9.59%) SQL
3 27 (7.85%) Perl
4 26 (7.56%) Python
5 24 (6.98%) PHP
6 13 (3.78%) Shell Script
7 10 (2.91%) C
8 6 (1.74%) JavaScript
8 6 (1.74%) PowerShell
9 5 (1.45%) Jython
9 5 (1.45%) Tcl
10 4 (1.16%) C++
11 3 (0.87%) Bourne shell
11 3 (0.87%) C#
11 3 (0.87%) Ruby
12 2 (0.58%) XPath
13 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
13 1 (0.29%) Java 8
13 1 (0.29%) R
Qualifications
1 104 (30.23%) Security Cleared
2 91 (26.45%) Cisco Certification
3 73 (21.22%) SC Cleared
4 70 (20.35%) CCNP
5 50 (14.53%) CCNA
6 43 (12.50%) DV Cleared
7 39 (11.34%) Degree
8 18 (5.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (4.07%) CCIE
10 11 (3.20%) MCSE
11 9 (2.62%) CCDP
11 9 (2.62%) CCSA
11 9 (2.62%) HP MASE
12 8 (2.33%) DBS Check
13 7 (2.03%) CCSE
14 6 (1.74%) Check Point Certification
15 5 (1.45%) JNCIS
16 4 (1.16%) HNC
16 4 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (1.16%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (7.56%) SLA
2 12 (3.49%) QA
3 6 (1.74%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.87%) Government Security Classifications
5 2 (0.58%) GDPR
6 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.29%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (9.59%) VMware Infrastructure
2 23 (6.69%) Active Directory
3 11 (3.20%) Docker
4 9 (2.62%) FreeRADIUS
4 9 (2.62%) vSphere
5 5 (1.45%) Firmware
5 5 (1.45%) KVM
6 4 (1.16%) ProxySG
7 3 (0.87%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.29%) Hyper-V
8 1 (0.29%) NFS
8 1 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (5.23%) Cisco Prime
2 11 (3.20%) SCCM
3 7 (2.03%) Cacti
4 6 (1.74%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (1.74%) Netcool
4 6 (1.74%) Puppet
4 6 (1.74%) SCOM
5 5 (1.45%) Nagios
6 4 (1.16%) Grafana
6 4 (1.16%) OpenView
6 4 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (1.16%) SolarWinds Orion
6 4 (1.16%) ZABBIX
7 3 (0.87%) Ansible
7 3 (0.87%) collectd
7 3 (0.87%) Icinga
7 3 (0.87%) logstash
7 3 (0.87%) Observium
7 3 (0.87%) Prometheus
7 3 (0.87%) Salt
Vendors
1 155 (45.06%) Cisco
2 59 (17.15%) Juniper
3 48 (13.95%) SolarWinds
4 45 (13.08%) CheckPoint
5 37 (10.76%) F5
5 37 (10.76%) VMware
6 32 (9.30%) Aruba
6 32 (9.30%) Microsoft
6 32 (9.30%) Palo Alto
7 31 (9.01%) HP
8 28 (8.14%) Oracle
9 16 (4.65%) Brocade
10 14 (4.07%) Infoblox
11 12 (3.49%) Blue Coat
11 12 (3.49%) McAfee
11 12 (3.49%) Remedy
12 11 (3.20%) Citrix
13 9 (2.62%) Fortinet
13 9 (2.62%) Riverbed
14 8 (2.33%) Meraki