Period
to 27 July 2017

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 27 July 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.

Network Management
UK
6 months to
27 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 546 558 538
Rank change year-on-year +12 -20 +3
Contract jobs citing Network Management 313 374 366
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.34% 0.32%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.41% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 179 224
UK median daily rate £353 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.62% +11.43% -0.28%
10th Percentile £200 £220 £202
90th Percentile £560 £540 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -9.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 39 17
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +73.91% -30.68%
10th Percentile £9.85 £18.60 £18.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.80 £42.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £40.00 £23.50
% change year-on-year -71.25% +70.21% -14.55%

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 with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 80364 91722 90936
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.27% 83.45% 80.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 52749 60501 57614
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £280 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2042 2200 2581
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.71 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.56% +2.27%

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 2017.

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 27 July 2017. 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 +43 302 £359 -10.31% 44
UK excluding London +3 187 £340 -9.33% 34
London +16 122 £427 -1.56% 11
South East +32 85 £400 +2.56% 10
South West +18 29 £353 -0.70%
North of England +49 27 £338 -20.59% 13
Midlands -7 27 £294 -24.19% 10
West Midlands +11 18 £363 -6.45% 8
East of England -8 13 £403 +25.94%
North West +34 12 £350 -34.88% 10
East Midlands -5 9 £274 -7.20% 2
North East +46 8 £338 +49.83%
Yorkshire +37 7 £256 -10.87% 3
Wales - 4 £140 - 1
Scotland +12 3 £273 -27.33%
Northern Ireland -51 1 - -

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 with a requirement for Network Management.

1 164 (52.40%) Cisco
2 151 (48.24%) Firewall
3 127 (40.58%) Cisco Certification
4 123 (39.30%) WAN
5 115 (36.74%) LAN
6 98 (31.31%) Security Cleared
7 87 (27.80%) Windows
8 84 (26.84%) VPN
9 73 (23.32%) MPLS
10 67 (21.41%) CCNP
11 65 (20.77%) OSPF
11 65 (20.77%) BGP
11 65 (20.77%) SolarWinds
12 64 (20.45%) Network Security
12 64 (20.45%) ITIL
13 59 (18.85%) Juniper
14 57 (18.21%) SNMP
15 56 (17.89%) Wireless
16 54 (17.25%) SC Cleared
17 50 (15.97%) Data Centre
18 48 (15.34%) TCP/IP
18 48 (15.34%) Active Directory
19 47 (15.02%) HP
19 47 (15.02%) VMware
20 46 (14.70%) Service Management
21 45 (14.38%) DNS
21 45 (14.38%) CheckPoint
22 44 (14.06%) Linux
23 43 (13.74%) Microsoft
24 42 (13.42%) SQL

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 13 (4.15%) IIS
2 10 (3.19%) MS Exchange
3 6 (1.92%) SharePoint
3 6 (1.92%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 4 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.96%) Site Server
6 2 (0.64%) Apache
6 2 (0.64%) OpenStack
6 2 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.32%) CMS
7 1 (0.32%) Confluence
7 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.32%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 23 (7.35%) MS Visio
2 19 (6.07%) Microsoft Office
3 17 (5.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.64%) SAP CRM
2 2 (0.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 13 (4.15%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (2.24%) IaaS
4 5 (1.60%) Office 365
5 4 (1.28%) SaaS
6 3 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.96%) Yammer
7 1 (0.32%) G Suite
7 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.32%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 151 (48.24%) Firewall
2 123 (39.30%) WAN
3 115 (36.74%) LAN
4 84 (26.84%) VPN
5 73 (23.32%) MPLS
6 65 (20.77%) BGP
6 65 (20.77%) OSPF
7 64 (20.45%) Network Security
8 57 (18.21%) SNMP
9 56 (17.89%) Wireless
10 48 (15.34%) TCP/IP
11 45 (14.38%) DNS
12 40 (12.78%) Cisco ASA
12 40 (12.78%) Cisco Nexus
13 37 (11.82%) VLAN
14 36 (11.50%) DHCP
15 34 (10.86%) VoIP
16 30 (9.58%) WLAN
17 27 (8.63%) EIGRP
17 27 (8.63%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (4.79%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.88%) MySQL
3 5 (1.60%) DB2
3 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (0.96%) MS Access
5 2 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.64%) Sisense
5 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.32%) QlikView
6 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 4 (1.28%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.96%) Git (software)
2 3 (0.96%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.64%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.32%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.32%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.32%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.32%) JIRA
4 1 (0.32%) Rational Functional Tester
4 1 (0.32%) Subversion
4 1 (0.32%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 34 (10.86%) Telecoms
2 21 (6.71%) Finance
3 16 (5.11%) Military
4 14 (4.47%) Law
5 8 (2.56%) Publishing
6 7 (2.24%) Banking
7 6 (1.92%) Billing
8 5 (1.60%) Back Office
9 4 (1.28%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.64%) French Language
10 2 (0.64%) Front Office
10 2 (0.64%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.64%) Multimedia
11 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.32%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.32%) German Language
11 1 (0.32%) Local Government
11 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 75 (23.96%) Network Engineer
2 42 (13.42%) Architect
3 38 (12.14%) Network Architect
4 31 (9.90%) Support Engineer
5 30 (9.58%) Analyst
6 18 (5.75%) Consultant
7 16 (5.11%) Network Support
8 15 (4.79%) Network Specialist
8 15 (4.79%) Network Support Engineer
9 14 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (4.47%) Senior Network Engineer
10 12 (3.83%) IT Analyst
11 11 (3.51%) Cisco Engineer
11 11 (3.51%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 11 (3.51%) Network Analyst
11 11 (3.51%) Network Manager
12 10 (3.19%) Designer
13 9 (2.88%) Cisco Network Analyst
13 9 (2.88%) Cisco Support
13 9 (2.88%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (7.35%) 802.1X
2 12 (3.83%) Web Services
3 7 (2.24%) HTML
4 5 (1.60%) .NET
5 3 (0.96%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.64%) COM
6 2 (0.64%) LAMP
7 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.32%) Middleware
7 1 (0.32%) OAuth
7 1 (0.32%) ODBC
7 1 (0.32%) RESTful
7 1 (0.32%) SAML
7 1 (0.32%) WAP
7 1 (0.32%) WCF
7 1 (0.32%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 50 (15.97%) Data Centre
2 32 (10.22%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (9.27%) Management Information System
4 13 (4.15%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (2.88%) Virtual Team
6 7 (2.24%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.92%) Clustering
7 6 (1.92%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.60%) CESG
9 4 (1.28%) PKI
9 4 (1.28%) Private Cloud
10 3 (0.96%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.96%) Driving Licence
10 3 (0.96%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.96%) SCADA
11 2 (0.64%) CCTV
11 2 (0.64%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.64%) Handset
11 2 (0.64%) iPhone
11 2 (0.64%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 87 (27.80%) Windows
2 44 (14.06%) Linux
3 38 (12.14%) Windows Server
4 20 (6.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (6.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (5.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (4.79%) Windows 7
7 13 (4.15%) Unix
8 10 (3.19%) SUSE
8 10 (3.19%) Windows 8
9 8 (2.56%) CentOS
10 6 (1.92%) Android
10 6 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.60%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.60%) Solaris
11 5 (1.60%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.60%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.96%) Apple iOS
12 3 (0.96%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.64%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (20.45%) ITIL
2 46 (14.70%) Service Management
3 39 (12.46%) Network Design
4 38 (12.14%) Service Delivery
5 31 (9.90%) Network Architecture
6 28 (8.95%) Migration
7 25 (7.99%) Stakeholder Management
8 23 (7.35%) Continuous Improvement
9 20 (6.39%) Project Management
10 18 (5.75%) People Management
10 18 (5.75%) Validation
11 17 (5.43%) Configuration Management
12 16 (5.11%) Problem Management
13 15 (4.79%) Customer Requirements
13 15 (4.79%) Incident Management
13 15 (4.79%) Network Monitoring
14 14 (4.47%) Change Management
15 13 (4.15%) Performance Management
15 13 (4.15%) PRINCE2
15 13 (4.15%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 42 (13.42%) SQL
2 16 (5.11%) Python
3 14 (4.47%) PowerShell
4 12 (3.83%) Perl
5 8 (2.56%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.24%) Java
7 6 (1.92%) C#
8 5 (1.60%) PHP
9 4 (1.28%) Shell Script
10 3 (0.96%) C
11 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 127 (40.58%) Cisco Certification
2 98 (31.31%) Security Cleared
3 67 (21.41%) CCNP
4 54 (17.25%) SC Cleared
5 39 (12.46%) CCNA
6 36 (11.50%) CCIE
7 33 (10.54%) DV Cleared
8 14 (4.47%) JNCIE
9 13 (4.15%) CCDP
10 12 (3.83%) DBS Check
10 12 (3.83%) JNCIA
10 12 (3.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (3.51%) Degree
11 11 (3.51%) JNCIS
12 7 (2.24%) CCIE Service Provider
12 7 (2.24%) CCSP
13 6 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (1.92%) CCDA
13 6 (1.92%) JNCIP
13 6 (1.92%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (7.99%) SLA
2 4 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.96%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.96%) PMO
4 2 (0.64%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.64%) EMIR
5 1 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.32%) QA
System Software
1 48 (15.34%) Active Directory
2 42 (13.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.39%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (4.79%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.24%) BitLocker
5 7 (2.24%) vSphere
6 6 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.28%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (0.64%) Docker
9 2 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.64%) ProxySG
9 2 (0.64%) XenApp
10 1 (0.32%) vCloud
10 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 22 (7.03%) Cisco Prime
2 16 (5.11%) SCCM
3 12 (3.83%) Nagios
4 9 (2.88%) FortiGate
4 9 (2.88%) Netcool
5 7 (2.24%) Cisco CUCM
6 6 (1.92%) Cacti
6 6 (1.92%) SCOM
7 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (1.60%) PowerCLI
7 5 (1.60%) Puppet
7 5 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 5 (1.60%) Tivoli
7 5 (1.60%) vCenter Server
8 4 (1.28%) Ansible
8 4 (1.28%) DameWare
8 4 (1.28%) OpenView
8 4 (1.28%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (1.28%) SCSM
9 3 (0.96%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 164 (52.40%) Cisco
2 65 (20.77%) SolarWinds
3 59 (18.85%) Juniper
4 47 (15.02%) HP
4 47 (15.02%) VMware
5 45 (14.38%) CheckPoint
6 43 (13.74%) Microsoft
7 39 (12.46%) Palo Alto
8 28 (8.95%) F5
9 23 (7.35%) Red Hat
9 23 (7.35%) Riverbed
10 18 (5.75%) Citrix
11 17 (5.43%) Fortinet
12 16 (5.11%) EMC
13 15 (4.79%) Dell
13 15 (4.79%) Ericsson
14 14 (4.47%) CA
14 14 (4.47%) IBM
15 12 (3.83%) Blue Coat
15 12 (3.83%) SevOne
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Reed Technology
Rate: £300 - £330 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
North West
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £130 Per Day
Posted: 5 days ago
Dudley, West Midlands (County)
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
Middlesex
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £340 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glossop, Derbyshire
LA International
Rate: £293.79 - £335.76 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
Greater Manchester
The Bridge Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £600 per day - 3 Month Contract (initially)
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CPS Group Limited
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £100 to £160 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Romsey, Hampshire
LA International
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West London
Acensys
Rate: From £700 to £750 per day
Posted: 6 days ago