Period
to 9 July 2020

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 9 July 2020 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
9 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 462 535 580
Rank change year-on-year +73 +45 -16
Contract jobs citing Network Management 126 340 326
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.36% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.36% 0.42% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 60 171 167
Median daily rate £411 £425 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.24% +10.39% +7.32%
10th Percentile £256 £231 £200
90th Percentile £589 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £385 £345
% change year-on-year +13.64% +11.59% -1.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 41 17
Median hourly rate £24.20 £26.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.94% +36.84% -42.42%
10th Percentile £18.25 £16.00 £14.50
90th Percentile £49.68 £47.50 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £22.40 £19.39
% change year-on-year -4.02% +15.55% +38.22%

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 35,422 81,764 90,418
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.84% 87.08% 86.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 22,293 53,831 59,541
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £438 £423
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.55% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,230 2,305 2,460
Median hourly rate £31.61 £24.50 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.02% +13.95% -14.00%
10th Percentile £12.76 £11.85 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.78 £52.50 £50.00
Median hourly rate £24.20 £23.96 £20.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +19.78% -20.00%

Network Management
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Management.

Daily rate trend for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Management over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Management.

Hourly rate trend for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Network Management over the 6 months to 9 July 2020.

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 9 July 2020. 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 +91 118 £419 -1.47% 36
UK excluding London +81 82 £438 +13.64% 29
London +137 41 £408 -9.44% 9
South East +125 34 £490 +6.52% 6
East of England +42 17 £475 +23.38% 3
North of England +99 15 £300 -7.69% 9
North West +62 8 - - 7
Midlands +62 8 £173 -54.00% 3
West Midlands +71 7 £173 -67.14% 3
Yorkshire +73 5 - - 2
Work from Home -2 5 £400 +25.00% 1
Scotland +67 3 £425 -15.00% 1
South West +60 3 £319 -23.88% 6
Wales +33 2 £400 - 1
North East +25 2 £300 -7.69%
East Midlands +34 1 - -

For the 6 months to 9 July 2020, 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 54 (42.86%) Cisco
2 52 (41.27%) Problem-Solving
3 44 (34.92%) Firewall
4 43 (34.13%) WAN
5 40 (31.75%) LAN
6 39 (30.95%) Cisco Certification
7 36 (28.57%) Windows
8 35 (27.78%) Security Cleared
9 33 (26.19%) Microsoft
10 32 (25.40%) Analytical Skills
11 31 (24.60%) CCNP
12 29 (23.02%) Active Directory
12 29 (23.02%) SC Cleared
13 28 (22.22%) DHCP
14 26 (20.63%) SNMP
15 25 (19.84%) Windows Server
16 24 (19.05%) OSPF
17 23 (18.25%) BGP
17 23 (18.25%) Python
17 23 (18.25%) Wireless
18 22 (17.46%) Service Delivery
18 22 (17.46%) Microsoft Office
18 22 (17.46%) TCP/IP
18 22 (17.46%) Ethernet
18 22 (17.46%) Juniper
19 21 (16.67%) Telecoms
20 20 (15.87%) VMware
20 20 (15.87%) VPN
20 20 (15.87%) DNS
20 20 (15.87%) SCCM

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 3 (2.38%) Confluence
1 3 (2.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (1.59%) IIS
2 2 (1.59%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.79%) Apache
3 1 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (0.79%) CMS
3 1 (0.79%) OpenStack
3 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
3 1 (0.79%) WordPress
Applications
1 22 (17.46%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.17%) MS Visio
3 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 11 (8.73%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (15.08%) Office 365
2 2 (1.59%) Akamai
3 1 (0.79%) AWS
3 1 (0.79%) Azure
3 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (34.92%) Firewall
2 43 (34.13%) WAN
3 40 (31.75%) LAN
4 28 (22.22%) DHCP
5 26 (20.63%) SNMP
6 24 (19.05%) OSPF
7 23 (18.25%) BGP
7 23 (18.25%) Wireless
8 22 (17.46%) Ethernet
8 22 (17.46%) TCP/IP
9 20 (15.87%) DNS
9 20 (15.87%) VPN
10 18 (14.29%) Internet
10 18 (14.29%) MPLS
11 17 (13.49%) IPsec
11 17 (13.49%) Network Security
12 15 (11.90%) VLAN
13 14 (11.11%) EIGRP
13 14 (11.11%) Multicast
14 12 (9.52%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (4.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.59%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.79%) DTS
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 5 (3.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 3 (2.38%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.38%) JIRA
3 2 (1.59%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.59%) Rational DOORS
General
1 21 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.73%) Finance
3 5 (3.97%) Manufacturing
4 4 (3.17%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.38%) French Language
5 3 (2.38%) German Language
5 3 (2.38%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.59%) Military
6 2 (1.59%) Retail
7 1 (0.79%) Back Office
7 1 (0.79%) Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.79%) Police
Job Titles
1 34 (26.98%) Network Engineer
2 21 (16.67%) Architect
2 21 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 17 (13.49%) Designer
4 15 (11.90%) ICT Engineer
4 15 (11.90%) ICT Support
4 15 (11.90%) ICT Support Engineer
4 15 (11.90%) Solutions Architect
5 14 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
6 13 (10.32%) Solutions Designer
7 6 (4.76%) Developer
7 6 (4.76%) Network Architect
8 5 (3.97%) Cisco Engineer
8 5 (3.97%) Network Specialist
9 4 (3.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Field Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) Field Support Engineer
9 4 (3.17%) IT Manager
9 4 (3.17%) Technical Support
9 4 (3.17%) Technical Support Officer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.14%) REST
1 9 (7.14%) SOAP
1 9 (7.14%) Web Services
2 7 (5.56%) 802.1X
3 3 (2.38%) .NET
4 2 (1.59%) XML
5 1 (0.79%) HTML
5 1 (0.79%) LDAP
5 1 (0.79%) ModSecurity
5 1 (0.79%) ONVIF
5 1 (0.79%) Redux
5 1 (0.79%) Rendezvous
Miscellaneous
1 32 (25.40%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 9 (7.14%) Fibre Optics
4 7 (5.56%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.38%) CCTV
5 3 (2.38%) IPTV
5 3 (2.38%) User Experience
5 3 (2.38%) Video\Live Streaming
6 2 (1.59%) Cyber Defence
6 2 (1.59%) HP StoreVirtual
6 2 (1.59%) PKI
7 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
7 1 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 36 (28.57%) Windows
2 25 (19.84%) Windows Server
3 18 (14.29%) Linux
4 9 (7.14%) Unix
5 6 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (2.38%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.59%) Solaris
8 2 (1.59%) VMS
9 1 (0.79%) SUSE
9 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (41.27%) Problem-Solving
2 22 (17.46%) Service Delivery
3 18 (14.29%) Coaching
4 16 (12.70%) ITIL
5 15 (11.90%) Project Management
6 11 (8.73%) Unit Testing
7 10 (7.94%) Capacity Planning
7 10 (7.94%) Integration Testing
7 10 (7.94%) Migration
8 9 (7.14%) Load Balancing
8 9 (7.14%) Project Delivery
8 9 (7.14%) Smoke Testing
8 9 (7.14%) Web Development
9 8 (6.35%) Network Monitoring
9 8 (6.35%) Service Management
10 7 (5.56%) Change Management
10 7 (5.56%) Configuration Management
10 7 (5.56%) Network Design
10 7 (5.56%) Network Planning
11 6 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.25%) Python
2 17 (13.49%) Perl
2 17 (13.49%) Shell Script
3 11 (8.73%) PHP
3 11 (8.73%) SQL
4 10 (7.94%) Java
4 10 (7.94%) JavaScript
5 7 (5.56%) PowerShell
6 3 (2.38%) Bash Shell
6 3 (2.38%) C
6 3 (2.38%) C#
7 2 (1.59%) VB
7 2 (1.59%) VBScript
8 1 (0.79%) Lisp
8 1 (0.79%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 39 (30.95%) Cisco Certification
2 35 (27.78%) Security Cleared
3 31 (24.60%) CCNP
4 29 (23.02%) SC Cleared
5 18 (14.29%) CCNA
6 10 (7.94%) CCIE
7 7 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (4.76%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.97%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (3.97%) JNCIA
9 5 (3.97%) JNCIP
9 5 (3.97%) JNCIS
10 4 (3.17%) CISA
10 4 (3.17%) CISSP
10 4 (3.17%) MCSE
11 3 (2.38%) CCDP
11 3 (2.38%) CIW
11 3 (2.38%) Degree
11 3 (2.38%) MCSA
11 3 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) Government Security Classifications
1 3 (2.38%) NCSC
1 3 (2.38%) SLA
2 2 (1.59%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 2 (1.59%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) RMADS
System Software
1 29 (23.02%) Active Directory
2 15 (11.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (6.35%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (2.38%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
4 3 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (2.38%) VMware NSX
4 3 (2.38%) vSphere
5 2 (1.59%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.79%) NFS
Systems Management
1 20 (15.87%) SCCM
2 18 (14.29%) Netcool
2 18 (14.29%) Netcool/OMNIbus
3 9 (7.14%) Amdocs OSS
4 5 (3.97%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (2.38%) HP ALM
5 3 (2.38%) HP Quality Center
5 3 (2.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (2.38%) vCenter Server
5 3 (2.38%) WSUS
6 2 (1.59%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.59%) Puppet
6 2 (1.59%) Statseeker
6 2 (1.59%) vRealize
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco CME
7 1 (0.79%) Cisco IPCC
7 1 (0.79%) Nessus
7 1 (0.79%) TeMIP
7 1 (0.79%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 54 (42.86%) Cisco
2 33 (26.19%) Microsoft
3 22 (17.46%) Juniper
4 20 (15.87%) VMware
5 18 (14.29%) Apple
5 18 (14.29%) Google
5 18 (14.29%) IBM
6 14 (11.11%) Palo Alto
7 13 (10.32%) F5
7 13 (10.32%) SolarWinds
8 11 (8.73%) BMC
8 11 (8.73%) Fortinet
8 11 (8.73%) HP
8 11 (8.73%) Remedy
8 11 (8.73%) ServiceNow
8 11 (8.73%) Siebel
8 11 (8.73%) xMatters
9 9 (7.14%) CheckPoint
9 9 (7.14%) Cramer
10 8 (6.35%) Nokia