Period
to 23 January 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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 606 514 549
Rank change year-on-year -92 +35 -31
Contract jobs citing Network Management 267 356 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.27% 0.37% 0.31%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.44% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 212 168
UK median daily rate £340 £362 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.14% -9.44% +14.29%
10th Percentile £174 £156 £261
90th Percentile £538 £536 £675
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £320 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% -20.00% +13.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 24 15
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £49.60 £41.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -65.72% +19.51% +38.33%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.50 £55.00 £55.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.75 £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -65.63% +2.56% +6.85%

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 85,004 80,534 88,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.53% 83.79% 82.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,901 53,357 57,266
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,993 2,243 2,704
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.44 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.85% +1.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.42 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.47 £25.00
% change year-on-year -1.90% -2.14% +25.00%

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 23 January 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 23 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
Top 15 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 23 January 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 -80 246 £350 -6.67% 104
UK excluding London -50 160 £300 -6.25% 79
London -58 100 £438 -2.78% 28
South East -17 56 £300 -17.13% 18
Midlands -18 37 £310 -14.48% 20
West Midlands -2 35 £299 -23.64% 11
North of England +54 25 £310 -3.88% 16
North West +19 16 £408 +25.38% 4
South West +2 15 £313 +177.78% 10
East of England -28 12 £260 -29.73% 12
Yorkshire +11 9 £260 -25.18% 12
Wales +9 7 £325 +96.97% 2
Scotland -32 7 £338 +2.27% 1
East Midlands -6 2 £315 +57.50% 9
Channel Islands - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 23 January 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.

1 115 (43.07%) Cisco
2 101 (37.83%) Firewall
3 98 (36.70%) WAN
4 97 (36.33%) Security Cleared
5 83 (31.09%) LAN
6 71 (26.59%) SC Cleared
7 69 (25.84%) Windows
8 61 (22.85%) Cisco Certification
9 55 (20.60%) Juniper
9 55 (20.60%) VPN
10 53 (19.85%) Wireless
11 51 (19.10%) Active Directory
12 50 (18.73%) ITIL
13 46 (17.23%) SolarWinds
14 44 (16.48%) Network Security
14 44 (16.48%) Data Centre
15 43 (16.10%) DV Cleared
16 39 (14.61%) Service Delivery
17 38 (14.23%) Network Design
18 37 (13.86%) VMware
18 37 (13.86%) Microsoft
18 37 (13.86%) Windows Server
19 34 (12.73%) CCNP
19 34 (12.73%) Cisco ASA
20 33 (12.36%) HP
20 33 (12.36%) Linux
20 33 (12.36%) DHCP
21 32 (11.99%) SCCM
22 31 (11.61%) Incident Management
22 31 (11.61%) TCP/IP

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 19 (7.12%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.75%) IIS
3 9 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.25%) SharePoint
5 5 (1.87%) OpenStack
6 4 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.12%) IBM Domino
7 3 (1.12%) Skype for Business
8 2 (0.75%) CMS
8 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.37%) Apache
9 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (3.75%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Project
3 4 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.37%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 13 (4.87%) Office 365
2 12 (4.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.12%) IaaS
4 10 (3.75%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (1.87%) PaaS
6 3 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.75%) SaaS
8 1 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
8 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.37%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 101 (37.83%) Firewall
2 98 (36.70%) WAN
3 83 (31.09%) LAN
4 55 (20.60%) VPN
5 53 (19.85%) Wireless
6 44 (16.48%) Network Security
7 34 (12.73%) Cisco ASA
8 33 (12.36%) DHCP
9 31 (11.61%) TCP/IP
10 30 (11.24%) DNS
11 26 (9.74%) Wi-Fi
12 25 (9.36%) MPLS
13 24 (8.99%) BGP
14 23 (8.61%) Cisco Nexus
14 23 (8.61%) OSPF
15 21 (7.87%) Cisco ISE
16 19 (7.12%) Broadband
17 17 (6.37%) ISDN
17 17 (6.37%) SNMP
17 17 (6.37%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.75%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.50%) MySQL
2 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.12%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.12%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 1 (0.37%) JIRA
2 1 (0.37%) MSI
2 1 (0.37%) Rational DOORS
General
1 14 (5.24%) Telecoms
2 10 (3.75%) Banking
2 10 (3.75%) Finance
3 6 (2.25%) Military
4 5 (1.87%) Investment Banking
5 4 (1.50%) Romanian Language
6 3 (1.12%) Electronics
6 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.12%) Marketing
6 3 (1.12%) Multimedia
6 3 (1.12%) Retail
7 2 (0.75%) Advertising
7 2 (0.75%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 81 (30.34%) Network Engineer
2 40 (14.98%) Support Engineer
3 28 (10.49%) Architect
4 27 (10.11%) Analyst
5 25 (9.36%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
6 21 (7.87%) Network Support
7 17 (6.37%) Network Architect
8 16 (5.99%) Network Support Engineer
9 15 (5.62%) Customer Engineer
9 15 (5.62%) Customer Support Engineer
10 13 (4.87%) Technical Support
11 12 (4.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 12 (4.49%) Technical Specialist
12 11 (4.12%) Consultant
12 11 (4.12%) Project Manager
13 10 (3.75%) Network Specialist
14 9 (3.37%) Technical Engineer
15 8 (3.00%) Network Analyst
15 8 (3.00%) Network Security Engineer
15 8 (3.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.87%) Web Services
2 3 (1.12%) HTML
3 2 (0.75%) Rendezvous
3 2 (0.75%) RESTful
3 2 (0.75%) SOAP
3 2 (0.75%) WAP
3 2 (0.75%) XML
4 1 (0.37%) .NET
4 1 (0.37%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.37%) JSON
4 1 (0.37%) Middleware
4 1 (0.37%) Regular Expression
4 1 (0.37%) REST
4 1 (0.37%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 44 (16.48%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.87%) Management Information System
3 10 (3.75%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (2.62%) PKI
5 5 (1.87%) Computer Science
6 4 (1.50%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (1.50%) HP Storage
6 4 (1.50%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (1.12%) Private Cloud
8 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.75%) Handset
8 2 (0.75%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (0.75%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (0.75%) NHS
8 2 (0.75%) Replication
9 1 (0.37%) CESG
9 1 (0.37%) Clustering
9 1 (0.37%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.37%) Interactive TV
9 1 (0.37%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 69 (25.84%) Windows
2 37 (13.86%) Windows Server
3 33 (12.36%) Linux
4 26 (9.74%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (7.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (4.49%) Windows 7
7 11 (4.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (3.75%) Windows 10
9 4 (1.50%) Unix
10 3 (1.12%) CentOS
10 3 (1.12%) Solaris
10 3 (1.12%) SUSE
11 2 (0.75%) FreeBSD
11 2 (0.75%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.75%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.37%) Android
12 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.37%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (18.73%) ITIL
2 39 (14.61%) Service Delivery
3 38 (14.23%) Network Design
4 31 (11.61%) Incident Management
5 30 (11.24%) DevOps
6 26 (9.74%) Migration
6 26 (9.74%) Network Monitoring
7 24 (8.99%) Statistics
8 22 (8.24%) Service Management
9 21 (7.87%) Agile Software Development
10 20 (7.49%) Problem Management
11 18 (6.74%) Change Control
12 17 (6.37%) Project Management
13 16 (5.99%) Configuration Management
13 16 (5.99%) High Availability
14 13 (4.87%) Change Management
14 13 (4.87%) Load Balancing
15 11 (4.12%) CRM
15 11 (4.12%) IT Strategy
15 11 (4.12%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (11.24%) SQL
2 11 (4.12%) Perl
3 10 (3.75%) Python
4 6 (2.25%) Bash Shell
5 5 (1.87%) PHP
5 5 (1.87%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.50%) C
6 4 (1.50%) PowerShell
7 3 (1.12%) Java
8 1 (0.37%) AWK
8 1 (0.37%) C++
8 1 (0.37%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 97 (36.33%) Security Cleared
2 71 (26.59%) SC Cleared
3 61 (22.85%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (16.10%) DV Cleared
5 34 (12.73%) CCNP
6 24 (8.99%) CCNA
7 20 (7.49%) DBS Check
8 15 (5.62%) CCIE
9 10 (3.75%) Degree
10 8 (3.00%) CCDP
10 8 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (2.62%) MCSE
11 7 (2.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 6 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (2.25%) RHCE
13 4 (1.50%) JNCIA
13 4 (1.50%) JNCIS
14 3 (1.12%) ISEB
15 2 (0.75%) CCSP
15 2 (0.75%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (8.99%) SLA
2 2 (0.75%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.37%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 51 (19.10%) Active Directory
2 29 (10.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (5.24%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.00%) vSphere
5 7 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (2.25%) Docker
7 5 (1.87%) VMware NSX
8 4 (1.50%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.12%) ProxySG
9 3 (1.12%) vCloud
9 3 (1.12%) XenApp
10 2 (0.75%) BitLocker
10 2 (0.75%) NFS
10 2 (0.75%) Xen
11 1 (0.37%) Firmware
11 1 (0.37%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 32 (11.99%) SCCM
2 24 (8.99%) SCOM
3 9 (3.37%) Puppet
3 9 (3.37%) SCSM
4 7 (2.62%) Ansible
4 7 (2.62%) Nagios
5 6 (2.25%) WhatsUp Gold
6 5 (1.87%) Cacti
6 5 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (1.50%) HP Quality Center
8 3 (1.12%) CFEngine
8 3 (1.12%) SCOrch
8 3 (1.12%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.12%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.12%) Unicenter
8 3 (1.12%) vRealize
9 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.75%) RANCID
9 2 (0.75%) SmokePing
9 2 (0.75%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 115 (43.07%) Cisco
2 55 (20.60%) Juniper
3 46 (17.23%) SolarWinds
4 37 (13.86%) Microsoft
4 37 (13.86%) VMware
5 33 (12.36%) HP
6 21 (7.87%) Citrix
7 20 (7.49%) CheckPoint
8 15 (5.62%) Palo Alto
9 14 (5.24%) Apple
10 13 (4.87%) F5
11 12 (4.49%) Dell
11 12 (4.49%) NetApp
12 10 (3.75%) CA
12 10 (3.75%) Capita
12 10 (3.75%) EMC
13 9 (3.37%) Blue Coat
13 9 (3.37%) Remedy
14 6 (2.25%) Brocade
14 6 (2.25%) Oracle