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 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 452 465 445
Rank change year-on-year +13 -20  
Contract jobs citing Network Management 153 190 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.33% 0.34% 0.36%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.39% 0.41% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 90 115
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £378 £360
% change year-on-year -4.63% +4.86%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 4
Median hourly rate £34.73 £40.00 £33.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.18% +20.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.55 £18.11 £23.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £49.16
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.05 £40.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -22.38% +23.07%  

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 38739 46308 45398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.57% 82.87% 79.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 25492 30609 28223
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £393
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 986 1086 1331
Median hourly rate £35.00 £34.25 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.18% +18.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.82 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £36.52 £30.35
% change year-on-year -1.42% +20.32%  

Network Management
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Network Management as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 3 months to 25 April 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 3 months to 25 April 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +31 146 £400 -2.43% 49
London +57 83 £450 +5.26% 16
South East +4 29 £425 +13.33% 7
Hampshire +7 17 £438 +20.35%
City of London +16 13 £237 -47.44%
Berkshire +25 11 - - 1
West Midlands +24 10 £375 - 8
South West +12 9 £320 -11.11% 1
Basingstoke +11 7 £464 -
East Midlands -4 7 £263 - 3
Birmingham - 5 £375 -
New Malden - 5 - -
North West +14 4 £350 -41.66% 7
Bristol +5 4 £348 -4.79% 1
Portsmouth -4 4 £480 -
Gloucester - 4 £113 -
Gloucestershire - 4 £113 -
Cheshire +36 3 £350 -26.31%
Croydon +9 3 £550 +33.33%
Solihull +6 3 - - 1
Leicestershire -3 3 £274 -
Northamptonshire - 3 £255 - 1
Wellingborough - 3 £255 -
Slough +4 2 - - 1
Knutsford - 2 £350 -
Hinckley - 2 £274 -
Dudley - 2 £103 -
Yorkshire +28 1 - - 3
Reading +16 1 - -
North East +15 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 25 April 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.

1 165 (52.72%) Cisco
2 147 (46.96%) Firewall
3 118 (37.70%) WAN
4 111 (35.46%) Cisco Certification
5 107 (34.19%) LAN
6 103 (32.91%) Windows
7 80 (25.56%) VPN
7 80 (25.56%) Security Cleared
8 75 (23.96%) ITIL
9 69 (22.04%) Wireless
9 69 (22.04%) Network Security
10 68 (21.73%) Juniper
11 62 (19.81%) SC Cleared
12 60 (19.17%) CCNP
12 60 (19.17%) Microsoft
13 58 (18.53%) Data Centre
14 57 (18.21%) TCP/IP
14 57 (18.21%) VMware
15 56 (17.89%) SolarWinds
16 55 (17.57%) MPLS
17 54 (17.25%) BGP
18 53 (16.93%) DNS
19 52 (16.61%) OSPF
19 52 (16.61%) Cisco Nexus
20 51 (16.29%) VMware Infrastructure
21 48 (15.34%) CheckPoint
22 47 (15.02%) Active Directory
23 45 (14.38%) Cisco ASA
24 43 (13.74%) DHCP
24 43 (13.74%) Linux

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 16 (5.11%) MS Exchange
2 11 (3.51%) IIS
3 8 (2.56%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (0.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (0.96%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.64%) Apache
6 2 (0.64%) Office Communications Server
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%) GlassFish
7 1 (0.32%) JBoss
7 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
7 1 (0.32%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 32 (10.22%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (5.11%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (4.15%) MS Visio
3 13 (4.15%) Spreadsheet
4 2 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.32%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (0.64%) Mimecast
3 2 (0.64%) Office 365
3 2 (0.64%) SaaS
4 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 147 (46.96%) Firewall
2 118 (37.70%) WAN
3 107 (34.19%) LAN
4 80 (25.56%) VPN
5 69 (22.04%) Network Security
5 69 (22.04%) Wireless
6 57 (18.21%) TCP/IP
7 55 (17.57%) MPLS
8 54 (17.25%) BGP
9 53 (16.93%) DNS
10 52 (16.61%) Cisco Nexus
10 52 (16.61%) OSPF
11 45 (14.38%) Cisco ASA
12 43 (13.74%) DHCP
13 41 (13.10%) SNMP
14 37 (11.82%) Cisco IOS
15 27 (8.63%) Internet
15 27 (8.63%) ISDN
16 24 (7.67%) VLAN
17 22 (7.03%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (5.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.64%) MySQL
3 2 (0.64%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.32%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.32%) QlikView
4 1 (0.32%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (1.60%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.96%) Rational DOORS
3 2 (0.64%) CruiseControl
3 2 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.64%) Subversion
3 2 (0.64%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
3 2 (0.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 1 (0.32%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.32%) Eclipse
4 1 (0.32%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.32%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.32%) JIRA
4 1 (0.32%) JUnit
4 1 (0.32%) NetBeans
4 1 (0.32%) Selenium
4 1 (0.32%) WebDriver
General
1 33 (10.54%) Finance
2 28 (8.95%) Telecoms
3 16 (5.11%) Banking
4 13 (4.15%) Law
5 12 (3.83%) Military
6 7 (2.24%) Back Office
7 6 (1.92%) Front Office
8 4 (1.28%) Multimedia
9 3 (0.96%) Automotive
9 3 (0.96%) Billing
10 2 (0.64%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
10 2 (0.64%) Investment Banking
10 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.32%) German Language
11 1 (0.32%) Local Government
11 1 (0.32%) Publishing
11 1 (0.32%) Retail
Job Titles
1 83 (26.52%) Network Engineer
2 50 (15.97%) Architect
3 42 (13.42%) Support Engineer
4 37 (11.82%) Analyst
5 30 (9.58%) Network Architect
6 23 (7.35%) Network Support
7 21 (6.71%) Network Analyst
8 20 (6.39%) Network Support Engineer
9 16 (5.11%) Cisco Engineer
9 16 (5.11%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 15 (4.79%) Senior Network Engineer
11 14 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (4.15%) Cisco Analyst
12 13 (4.15%) Cisco Network Analyst
12 13 (4.15%) IT Support
13 12 (3.83%) 1st Line Support
13 12 (3.83%) Customer Engineer
13 12 (3.83%) Customer Support Engineer
13 12 (3.83%) Security Engineer
14 11 (3.51%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.75%) 802.1X
2 12 (3.83%) .NET
3 7 (2.24%) Web Services
4 6 (1.92%) J2EE
5 3 (0.96%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.64%) COM
6 2 (0.64%) jQuery
6 2 (0.64%) LAMP
6 2 (0.64%) SOAP
6 2 (0.64%) WCF
6 2 (0.64%) WF
6 2 (0.64%) XML
6 2 (0.64%) XSLT
7 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.32%) Ajax
7 1 (0.32%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.32%) JavaFX
7 1 (0.32%) JPA
7 1 (0.32%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 58 (18.53%) Data Centre
2 33 (10.54%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (5.75%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.19%) Hybrid Cloud
5 9 (2.88%) Mainframe
6 8 (2.56%) Clustering
6 8 (2.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (2.24%) CMDB
8 5 (1.60%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.60%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.60%) PKI
9 4 (1.28%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.28%) iPad
9 4 (1.28%) iPhone
9 4 (1.28%) Replication
9 4 (1.28%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (0.96%) Embedded Systems
10 3 (0.96%) LPAR
10 3 (0.96%) Public Cloud
10 3 (0.96%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 103 (32.91%) Windows
2 43 (13.74%) Linux
3 41 (13.10%) Windows Server
4 29 (9.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (9.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (6.71%) Unix
6 20 (6.39%) Windows 7
7 11 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (2.24%) Android
8 7 (2.24%) CentOS
8 7 (2.24%) Mac OS X
8 7 (2.24%) Windows 8
9 6 (1.92%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.60%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.28%) Solaris
11 4 (1.28%) SUSE
12 3 (0.96%) zOS
13 2 (0.64%) NetWare
13 2 (0.64%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (23.96%) ITIL
2 35 (11.18%) Network Design
3 31 (9.90%) Service Delivery
4 27 (8.63%) Configuration Management
5 24 (7.67%) Change Management
6 23 (7.35%) Migration
6 23 (7.35%) Service Management
7 22 (7.03%) Continuous Improvement
7 22 (7.03%) Project Management
8 21 (6.71%) Network Monitoring
9 20 (6.39%) Time Management
10 19 (6.07%) Performance Management
10 19 (6.07%) Problem Management
11 17 (5.43%) Incident Management
11 17 (5.43%) People Management
11 17 (5.43%) SOA
12 15 (4.79%) Load Balancing
13 14 (4.47%) ITIL V3
14 12 (3.83%) Service Design
14 12 (3.83%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (6.71%) SQL
2 18 (5.75%) Python
3 15 (4.79%) PowerShell
4 14 (4.47%) Perl
5 10 (3.19%) Java
6 8 (2.56%) C#
7 6 (1.92%) Bash Shell
8 4 (1.28%) C
9 2 (0.64%) Embedded C
10 1 (0.32%) C++
10 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.32%) Prolog
10 1 (0.32%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.32%) Tcl
10 1 (0.32%) VB
Qualifications
1 111 (35.46%) Cisco Certification
2 80 (25.56%) Security Cleared
3 62 (19.81%) SC Cleared
4 60 (19.17%) CCNP
5 41 (13.10%) CCNA
6 27 (8.63%) CCIE
6 27 (8.63%) DBS Check
7 23 (7.35%) DV Cleared
8 14 (4.47%) JNCIE
8 14 (4.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (2.88%) CCDP
9 9 (2.88%) Degree
9 9 (2.88%) JNCIS
10 7 (2.24%) JNCIA
10 7 (2.24%) JNCIP
10 7 (2.24%) MCSA
11 6 (1.92%) MCP
11 6 (1.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.96%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.39%) SLA
2 5 (1.60%) Government Security Classifications
3 4 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.64%) Def Stans
4 2 (0.64%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.64%) EMIR
5 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 51 (16.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (15.02%) Active Directory
3 20 (6.39%) Hyper-V
4 19 (6.07%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (3.83%) ProxySG
6 9 (2.88%) vSphere
7 3 (0.96%) NFS
7 3 (0.96%) vCloud
7 3 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.64%) XenApp
9 1 (0.32%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 1 (0.32%) Docker
9 1 (0.32%) etcd
Systems Management
1 14 (4.47%) Cisco Prime
2 13 (4.15%) Nagios
3 11 (3.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 9 (2.88%) FortiGate
5 8 (2.56%) OPNET
5 8 (2.56%) PowerCLI
5 8 (2.56%) SCCM
6 7 (2.24%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (1.92%) Puppet
8 5 (1.60%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (0.96%) Cacti
9 3 (0.96%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (0.96%) RANCID
9 3 (0.96%) SCOM
9 3 (0.96%) Tivoli NetView
9 3 (0.96%) vRealize
9 3 (0.96%) WhatsUp Gold
10 2 (0.64%) MIMEsweeper
10 2 (0.64%) WSUS
10 2 (0.64%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 165 (52.72%) Cisco
2 68 (21.73%) Juniper
3 60 (19.17%) Microsoft
4 57 (18.21%) VMware
5 56 (17.89%) SolarWinds
6 48 (15.34%) CheckPoint
7 35 (11.18%) Citrix
7 35 (11.18%) Palo Alto
8 30 (9.58%) F5
9 23 (7.35%) Riverbed
10 21 (6.71%) Red Hat
11 20 (6.39%) Apple
11 20 (6.39%) HP
12 17 (5.43%) Arista
13 16 (5.11%) Fortinet
14 15 (4.79%) Symantec
15 14 (4.47%) Blue Coat
16 12 (3.83%) Dell
17 11 (3.51%) CA
17 11 (3.51%) Lumension
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