Period
to 18 August 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 18 August 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 583 564 537
Rank change year-on-year -19 -27 +16
Contract jobs citing Network Management 327 306 384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.32% 0.35%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.37% 0.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 156 182
UK median daily rate £400 £351 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.88% -11.08% +5.33%
10th Percentile £213 £213 £219
90th Percentile £560 £575 £537
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £339 £378
% change year-on-year +6.27% -10.26% +4.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 41
UK median hourly rate £26.59 £33.00 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.42% -23.26% +82.98%
10th Percentile £14.50 £9.85 £25.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.39 £11.50 £40.50
% change year-on-year +68.57% -71.60% +58.82%

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 88,839 82,529 92,200
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.22% 85.56% 84.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,630 54,071 60,832
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £276 £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 2,390 2,086 2,308
UK median hourly rate £21.02 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.92% +6.38% +8.60%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £47.94
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +10.50%

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 18 August 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 18 August 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 18 August 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 -26 302 £416 +18.09% 78
UK excluding London +6 223 £360 +6.27% 65
London -30 99 £425 -5.56% 17
South East -16 83 £385 +18.46% 22
North of England -1 48 £450 +32.35% 6
Midlands -8 35 £300 - 14
West Midlands -9 34 £300 -14.29% 14
East of England +8 27 £419 +3.91% 8
North West +1 26 £450 +28.57% 3
Scotland -25 16 £313 +14.68% 4
Yorkshire +3 15 £550 +214.29% 2
South West -34 9 £225 -39.19% 11
North East -7 7 £330 -2.22% 1
Wales -15 3 £348 +148.21%
Northern Ireland +28 2 £325 -
East Midlands -11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 18 August 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 (47.40%) Cisco
2 150 (45.87%) Firewall
3 121 (37.00%) LAN
4 120 (36.70%) WAN
5 99 (30.28%) Security Cleared
6 96 (29.36%) Cisco Certification
7 84 (25.69%) ITIL
8 75 (22.94%) Data Centre
9 66 (20.18%) Windows
9 66 (20.18%) CCNP
9 66 (20.18%) SC Cleared
10 65 (19.88%) Network Security
11 61 (18.65%) Wireless
12 60 (18.35%) BGP
13 59 (18.04%) Linux
14 58 (17.74%) VPN
15 54 (16.51%) MPLS
16 53 (16.21%) Juniper
17 52 (15.90%) VMware
18 49 (14.98%) Telecoms
18 49 (14.98%) OSPF
18 49 (14.98%) DNS
18 49 (14.98%) SolarWinds
19 46 (14.07%) VMware Infrastructure
19 46 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
20 43 (13.15%) TCP/IP
21 42 (12.84%) Incident Management
22 41 (12.54%) CCNA
22 41 (12.54%) Network Monitoring
23 40 (12.23%) Unix

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 8 (2.45%) OpenStack
1 8 (2.45%) Tomcat
2 7 (2.14%) GlassFish
2 7 (2.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (2.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.92%) JBoss
4 2 (0.61%) CMS
4 2 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.61%) Moodle
5 1 (0.31%) IIS
5 1 (0.31%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.31%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (3.98%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (3.36%) MS Visio
3 8 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.22%) PTC Creo
4 4 (1.22%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (1.22%) Windchill
5 2 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.31%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 24 (7.34%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (4.89%) IaaS
3 13 (3.98%) PaaS
4 10 (3.06%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (3.06%) Office 365
5 9 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 9 (2.75%) Serverless
6 2 (0.61%) Akamai
6 2 (0.61%) SaaS
7 1 (0.31%) GitHub
7 1 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 150 (45.87%) Firewall
2 121 (37.00%) LAN
3 120 (36.70%) WAN
4 65 (19.88%) Network Security
5 61 (18.65%) Wireless
6 60 (18.35%) BGP
7 58 (17.74%) VPN
8 54 (16.51%) MPLS
9 49 (14.98%) DNS
9 49 (14.98%) OSPF
10 43 (13.15%) TCP/IP
11 38 (11.62%) Cisco ASA
11 38 (11.62%) Cisco Nexus
11 38 (11.62%) SNMP
12 36 (11.01%) DHCP
13 34 (10.40%) Ethernet
14 33 (10.09%) VoIP
15 28 (8.56%) IPsec
16 27 (8.26%) Cisco IOS
17 26 (7.95%) Cisco ISE
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (7.03%) MySQL
2 8 (2.45%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.61%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.61%) SQLite
4 1 (0.31%) Big Data
4 1 (0.31%) Redis
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 8 (2.45%) Git (software)
1 8 (2.45%) Subversion
2 6 (1.83%) Jenkins
3 5 (1.53%) Eclipse
3 5 (1.53%) NetBeans
4 4 (1.22%) JMeter
4 4 (1.22%) LoadRunner
4 4 (1.22%) Rational DOORS
4 4 (1.22%) Rational Functional Tester
4 4 (1.22%) Selenium
5 3 (0.92%) JIRA
6 2 (0.61%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.61%) JUnit
6 2 (0.61%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.61%) SilkTest
6 2 (0.61%) VSS/SourceSafe
7 1 (0.31%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 49 (14.98%) Telecoms
2 39 (11.93%) Finance
3 10 (3.06%) Banking
4 8 (2.45%) Law
5 6 (1.83%) Billing
5 6 (1.83%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.53%) Multimedia
7 4 (1.22%) Electronics
7 4 (1.22%) Mandarin Language
8 3 (0.92%) Corporate Banking
8 3 (0.92%) Games
9 2 (0.61%) French Language
9 2 (0.61%) Retail
9 2 (0.61%) Spanish Language
10 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 91 (27.83%) Network Engineer
2 54 (16.51%) Architect
3 33 (10.09%) Analyst
4 32 (9.79%) Support Engineer
5 20 (6.12%) Network Architect
5 20 (6.12%) Security Engineer
6 19 (5.81%) Network Security Engineer
7 16 (4.89%) Operations Analyst
7 16 (4.89%) OSS Architect
8 15 (4.59%) Cisco Engineer
8 15 (4.59%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 14 (4.28%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 14 (4.28%) Network Support
10 13 (3.98%) Security Analyst
10 13 (3.98%) Security Operations Analyst
10 13 (3.98%) Senior Network Engineer
10 13 (3.98%) Solutions Architect
11 11 (3.36%) Administrator
11 11 (3.36%) Applications Engineer
11 11 (3.36%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.59%) 802.1X
2 12 (3.67%) Web Services
2 12 (3.67%) XML
3 10 (3.06%) Spring
4 9 (2.75%) REST
5 8 (2.45%) CSS
6 7 (2.14%) J2EE
6 7 (2.14%) LDAP
6 7 (2.14%) Spring Boot
7 6 (1.83%) HTML
8 5 (1.53%) OpenDaylight
9 4 (1.22%) XHTML
10 3 (0.92%) .NET
10 3 (0.92%) Ajax
10 3 (0.92%) Hibernate
10 3 (0.92%) JSF
10 3 (0.92%) PrimeFaces
11 2 (0.61%) Elastic Stack
11 2 (0.61%) JavaFX
11 2 (0.61%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 75 (22.94%) Data Centre
2 46 (14.07%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.42%) Management Information System
4 16 (4.89%) Computer Science
5 15 (4.59%) PKI
6 14 (4.28%) Self-Motivation
7 10 (3.06%) Public Cloud
8 8 (2.45%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.53%) CCTV
9 5 (1.53%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.22%) Clustering
10 4 (1.22%) Driving Licence
11 3 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (0.61%) BYOD
12 2 (0.61%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.61%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.61%) Mobile App
12 2 (0.61%) NHS
12 2 (0.61%) SCORM
12 2 (0.61%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (20.18%) Windows
2 59 (18.04%) Linux
3 40 (12.23%) Unix
4 20 (6.12%) Windows Server
5 14 (4.28%) Windows 10
6 11 (3.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (2.75%) VMS
9 7 (2.14%) Windows 7
10 6 (1.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (1.22%) AIX
11 4 (1.22%) CentOS
12 2 (0.61%) Debian
12 2 (0.61%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.31%) Android
13 1 (0.31%) HPUX
13 1 (0.31%) Solaris
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone 8
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 84 (25.69%) ITIL
2 42 (12.84%) Incident Management
3 41 (12.54%) Network Monitoring
4 36 (11.01%) Network Design
5 31 (9.48%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (9.48%) Service Delivery
6 24 (7.34%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (7.34%) Project Management
7 23 (7.03%) Service Management
8 22 (6.73%) Migration
9 19 (5.81%) DevOps
10 17 (5.20%) Change Management
11 15 (4.59%) SIEM
11 15 (4.59%) Threat Intelligence
11 15 (4.59%) Vulnerability Management
12 14 (4.28%) Decision-Making
12 14 (4.28%) Proactive Management
12 14 (4.28%) Security Operations
12 14 (4.28%) Use Case
13 13 (3.98%) Digital Forensics
Programming Languages
1 34 (10.40%) Perl
2 29 (8.87%) Java
3 27 (8.26%) Python
4 24 (7.34%) SQL
5 14 (4.28%) PHP
6 13 (3.98%) C
6 13 (3.98%) PowerShell
6 13 (3.98%) Shell Script
7 10 (3.06%) C#
8 9 (2.75%) Bash Shell
9 4 (1.22%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.92%) Tcl
11 2 (0.61%) AWK
11 2 (0.61%) Bourne shell
11 2 (0.61%) C++
11 2 (0.61%) Ruby
12 1 (0.31%) Jython
12 1 (0.31%) R
12 1 (0.31%) XPath
Qualifications
1 99 (30.28%) Security Cleared
2 96 (29.36%) Cisco Certification
3 66 (20.18%) CCNP
3 66 (20.18%) SC Cleared
4 41 (12.54%) CCNA
5 40 (12.23%) DV Cleared
6 27 (8.26%) Degree
7 20 (6.12%) CCIE
8 16 (4.89%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (3.36%) CCDP
9 11 (3.36%) DBS Check
10 10 (3.06%) MCSE
11 8 (2.45%) CCSA
11 8 (2.45%) JNCIS
12 6 (1.83%) CCSE
13 5 (1.53%) Check Point Certification
14 4 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
14 4 (1.22%) CCSP
14 4 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
14 4 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (4.89%) SLA
2 12 (3.67%) QA
3 6 (1.83%) JSP 440
4 3 (0.92%) GDPR
5 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 46 (14.07%) VMware Infrastructure
2 32 (9.79%) Active Directory
3 13 (3.98%) VMware NSX
4 10 (3.06%) Docker
4 10 (3.06%) vSphere
5 9 (2.75%) Hyper-V
6 5 (1.53%) ProxySG
7 4 (1.22%) Firmware
8 3 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.61%) KVM
9 2 (0.61%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.31%) FreeRADIUS
10 1 (0.31%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (4.89%) SCOM
2 15 (4.59%) SCCM
3 14 (4.28%) Cisco Prime
4 11 (3.36%) Cisco CUCM
5 8 (2.45%) Nagios
5 8 (2.45%) Puppet
6 7 (2.14%) Netcool
6 7 (2.14%) OpenView
6 7 (2.14%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.14%) SolarWinds Orion
7 6 (1.83%) ZABBIX
8 5 (1.53%) Ansible
8 5 (1.53%) Cacti
8 5 (1.53%) Grafana
9 4 (1.22%) Perfmon
9 4 (1.22%) RSA Archer
10 3 (0.92%) Cisco CME
10 3 (0.92%) Cisco IPCC
10 3 (0.92%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (0.92%) NSN NetAct
Vendors
1 155 (47.40%) Cisco
2 53 (16.21%) Juniper
3 52 (15.90%) VMware
4 49 (14.98%) SolarWinds
5 32 (9.79%) CheckPoint
6 27 (8.26%) Microsoft
7 24 (7.34%) Oracle
7 24 (7.34%) Palo Alto
8 23 (7.03%) F5
8 23 (7.03%) HP
9 20 (6.12%) Aruba
10 15 (4.59%) Citrix
11 13 (3.98%) McAfee
12 12 (3.67%) Blue Coat
12 12 (3.67%) Remedy
13 11 (3.36%) Apple
13 11 (3.36%) Brocade
13 11 (3.36%) Infoblox
13 11 (3.36%) Red Hat
13 11 (3.36%) Splunk