Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 572 619 521
Rank change year-on-year +47 -98 +48
Contract jobs citing Network Management 314 262 361
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.26% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.37% 0.31% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 169 148 214
UK median daily rate £400 £340 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% -6.21% -9.38%
10th Percentile £200 £171 £156
90th Percentile £575 £538 £534
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £300 £320
% change year-on-year +33.33% -6.25% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 14 24
UK median hourly rate £44.18 £17.00 £49.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +159.88% -65.72% +23.22%
10th Percentile £19.50 £15.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £13.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +209.09% -67.65% +8.97%

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 85,262 85,360 82,471
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.98% 85.85% 85.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,290 57,072 54,475
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.83% +1.35% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,147 2,018 2,393
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.04 £23.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.96% -1.02% +1.20%
10th Percentile £11.27 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.04 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.43 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.54% +6.67% -10.00%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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 +58 280 £410 +17.14% 103
UK excluding London +60 238 £400 +33.33% 74
South East +76 126 £426 +42.08% 26
London -26 66 £410 -6.29% 33
North of England -9 38 £414 +33.47% 11
Midlands -7 23 £319 +2.82% 11
East of England +2 17 £186 -28.37% 11
North West -6 16 £465 +14.11% 5
Scotland +15 15 £315 -6.67% 1
West Midlands -36 14 £325 +8.79% 6
North East - 12 £300 - 3
South West -35 11 £375 +25.00% 11
Yorkshire -13 10 £550 +111.54% 3
East Midlands +17 9 £152 -51.75% 5
Wales -25 5 £375 +15.38% 3
Northern Ireland - 4 £325 -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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.

1 140 (44.59%) Cisco
2 121 (38.54%) Firewall
3 120 (38.22%) WAN
4 95 (30.25%) LAN
5 88 (28.03%) Security Cleared
6 86 (27.39%) Cisco Certification
7 71 (22.61%) CCNP
8 70 (22.29%) Network Security
9 69 (21.97%) Windows
10 68 (21.66%) SC Cleared
11 62 (19.75%) Wireless
12 57 (18.15%) ITIL
13 52 (16.56%) Juniper
14 51 (16.24%) Linux
14 51 (16.24%) OSPF
15 49 (15.61%) BGP
15 49 (15.61%) CCNA
15 49 (15.61%) Data Centre
16 45 (14.33%) TCP/IP
16 45 (14.33%) Project Management
16 45 (14.33%) Degree
17 44 (14.01%) MPLS
17 44 (14.01%) Telecoms
17 44 (14.01%) VPN
18 43 (13.69%) DNS
19 42 (13.38%) SNMP
20 41 (13.06%) VMware
21 38 (12.10%) CheckPoint
21 38 (12.10%) SolarWinds
22 35 (11.15%) Microsoft

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 (2.55%) Tomcat
2 7 (2.23%) SharePoint
3 4 (1.27%) GlassFish
3 4 (1.27%) JBoss
4 2 (0.64%) CMS
4 2 (0.64%) Moodle
5 1 (0.32%) Apache
5 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 22 (7.01%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (6.05%) MS Visio
3 17 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
4 9 (2.87%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 3 (0.96%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.64%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.96%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (8.28%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (4.78%) IaaS
3 10 (3.18%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (2.87%) PaaS
5 7 (2.23%) Office 365
5 7 (2.23%) Serverless
6 5 (1.59%) SaaS
7 4 (1.27%) OpenShift
8 3 (0.96%) GitHub
9 2 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
10 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
10 1 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.32%) AWS OpsWorks
10 1 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.32%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (0.32%) G Suite
10 1 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 1 (0.32%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 121 (38.54%) Firewall
2 120 (38.22%) WAN
3 95 (30.25%) LAN
4 70 (22.29%) Network Security
5 62 (19.75%) Wireless
6 51 (16.24%) OSPF
7 49 (15.61%) BGP
8 45 (14.33%) TCP/IP
9 44 (14.01%) MPLS
9 44 (14.01%) VPN
10 43 (13.69%) DNS
11 42 (13.38%) SNMP
12 35 (11.15%) Cisco Nexus
13 34 (10.83%) Cisco ASA
14 32 (10.19%) DHCP
15 30 (9.55%) IPsec
16 24 (7.64%) Internet
17 23 (7.32%) Cisco ISE
17 23 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
17 23 (7.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (5.73%) MySQL
2 4 (1.27%) Big Data
3 3 (0.96%) MariaDB
3 3 (0.96%) SQL Server
4 1 (0.32%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.32%) Redis
4 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.32%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 9 (2.87%) Eclipse
1 9 (2.87%) Git (software)
1 9 (2.87%) NetBeans
2 8 (2.55%) Subversion
3 6 (1.91%) Jenkins
3 6 (1.91%) Rational DOORS
4 5 (1.59%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.27%) Rational Quality Manager
5 4 (1.27%) SonarQube
6 3 (0.96%) JUnit
7 2 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
7 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.32%) Gradle
8 1 (0.32%) Maven
8 1 (0.32%) MSI
8 1 (0.32%) Robot Framework
8 1 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
8 1 (0.32%) webpack
General
1 44 (14.01%) Telecoms
2 25 (7.96%) Finance
3 8 (2.55%) Banking
4 5 (1.59%) Back Office
4 5 (1.59%) Billing
4 5 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.27%) Law
6 3 (0.96%) Multimedia
6 3 (0.96%) Retail
7 2 (0.64%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.32%) Electronics
8 1 (0.32%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) German Language
8 1 (0.32%) Legal
8 1 (0.32%) Marketing
8 1 (0.32%) Military
Job Titles
1 74 (23.57%) Network Engineer
2 37 (11.78%) Architect
2 37 (11.78%) Support Engineer
3 28 (8.92%) Network Specialist
4 22 (7.01%) Network Architect
5 20 (6.37%) Developer
6 18 (5.73%) Technical Engineer
7 16 (5.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 15 (4.78%) Java Developer
8 15 (4.78%) Senior Network Engineer
9 13 (4.14%) Analyst
10 11 (3.50%) Applications Engineer
10 11 (3.50%) Applications Support
10 11 (3.50%) Applications Support Engineer
10 11 (3.50%) Mobile Engineer
10 11 (3.50%) Network Support
11 10 (3.18%) Consultant
11 10 (3.18%) Network Support Engineer
12 9 (2.87%) Customer Engineer
12 9 (2.87%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (4.78%) Web Services
2 11 (3.50%) 802.1X
2 11 (3.50%) CSS
2 11 (3.50%) XML
3 7 (2.23%) HTML
4 6 (1.91%) jQuery
4 6 (1.91%) REST
5 5 (1.59%) Java RMI
6 4 (1.27%) Hibernate
6 4 (1.27%) JSF
6 4 (1.27%) LDAP
6 4 (1.27%) Middleware
6 4 (1.27%) PrimeFaces
6 4 (1.27%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (1.27%) Spring
6 4 (1.27%) XHTML
7 3 (0.96%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (0.96%) Ajax
7 3 (0.96%) HTML5
7 3 (0.96%) JavaFX
Miscellaneous
1 49 (15.61%) Data Centre
2 28 (8.92%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (7.96%) Self-Motivation
4 20 (6.37%) Public Cloud
5 14 (4.46%) Management Information System
6 13 (4.14%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.91%) Private Cloud
8 4 (1.27%) CCTV
8 4 (1.27%) PKI
8 4 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (0.96%) Cloud Native
9 3 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (0.96%) Data Structures
9 3 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (0.96%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (0.96%) NHS
10 2 (0.64%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (0.64%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.64%) User Experience
10 2 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 69 (21.97%) Windows
2 51 (16.24%) Linux
3 26 (8.28%) Unix
4 25 (7.96%) Windows Server
5 14 (4.46%) Windows 10
5 14 (4.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (4.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (2.23%) VMS
7 6 (1.91%) Windows 7
8 4 (1.27%) CentOS
9 3 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (0.96%) Ubuntu
10 2 (0.64%) Android
11 1 (0.32%) Debian
11 1 (0.32%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.32%) Solaris
11 1 (0.32%) SUSE
11 1 (0.32%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.32%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (18.15%) ITIL
2 45 (14.33%) Project Management
3 34 (10.83%) Network Design
3 34 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
4 30 (9.55%) Migration
5 28 (8.92%) Agile Software Development
6 25 (7.96%) Service Delivery
7 24 (7.64%) Network Monitoring
8 20 (6.37%) Configuration Management
8 20 (6.37%) Incident Management
9 17 (5.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 16 (5.10%) Continuous Improvement
10 16 (5.10%) Problem Management
11 15 (4.78%) Security Management
11 15 (4.78%) Stakeholder Management
12 14 (4.46%) Decision-Making
12 14 (4.46%) Presales
13 13 (4.14%) Change Management
13 13 (4.14%) Computer Science
13 13 (4.14%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (7.96%) Java
1 25 (7.96%) Python
2 24 (7.64%) SQL
3 12 (3.82%) PHP
4 10 (3.18%) Perl
5 7 (2.23%) C#
6 6 (1.91%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.91%) Jython
7 5 (1.59%) C
7 5 (1.59%) JavaScript
8 4 (1.27%) PowerShell
8 4 (1.27%) Shell Script
8 4 (1.27%) Tcl
9 3 (0.96%) C++
10 2 (0.64%) Ruby
11 1 (0.32%) Bourne shell
11 1 (0.32%) Go
11 1 (0.32%) VB
11 1 (0.32%) VBScript
11 1 (0.32%) XPath
Qualifications
1 88 (28.03%) Security Cleared
2 86 (27.39%) Cisco Certification
3 71 (22.61%) CCNP
4 68 (21.66%) SC Cleared
5 49 (15.61%) CCNA
6 45 (14.33%) Degree
7 26 (8.28%) DV Cleared
8 15 (4.78%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (4.46%) DBS Check
10 13 (4.14%) CCIE
11 12 (3.82%) MCSE
12 9 (2.87%) CCDP
12 9 (2.87%) HP MASE
13 6 (1.91%) HNC
13 6 (1.91%) HND
13 6 (1.91%) ISTQB
14 5 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
14 5 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (1.59%) JNCIS
15 4 (1.27%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (9.24%) SLA
2 6 (1.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.59%) GDPR
3 5 (1.59%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.27%) PMO
5 3 (0.96%) Government Security Classifications
5 3 (0.96%) QA
6 2 (0.64%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.32%) Data Quality
System Software
1 35 (11.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (7.01%) Active Directory
3 9 (2.87%) FreeRADIUS
3 9 (2.87%) vSphere
4 8 (2.55%) Docker
5 7 (2.23%) KVM
6 6 (1.91%) Firmware
6 6 (1.91%) Samba
7 3 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.64%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.64%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.32%) NFS
9 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 19 (6.05%) Cisco Prime
2 17 (5.41%) SCCM
3 9 (2.87%) Ansible
4 5 (1.59%) Cacti
5 4 (1.27%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (1.27%) Forum Sentry
6 3 (0.96%) Kubernetes
6 3 (0.96%) Nagios
6 3 (0.96%) SCOM
7 2 (0.64%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (0.64%) Grafana
7 2 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (0.64%) Puppet
7 2 (0.64%) WhatsUp Gold
7 2 (0.64%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.32%) Docker Swarm
8 1 (0.32%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (0.32%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.32%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 140 (44.59%) Cisco
2 52 (16.56%) Juniper
3 41 (13.06%) VMware
4 38 (12.10%) CheckPoint
4 38 (12.10%) SolarWinds
5 35 (11.15%) Microsoft
6 31 (9.87%) F5
7 30 (9.55%) Aruba
8 28 (8.92%) Palo Alto
9 27 (8.60%) HP
10 15 (4.78%) Brocade
11 12 (3.82%) Citrix
12 11 (3.50%) Apple
12 11 (3.50%) Oracle
12 11 (3.50%) Remedy
13 10 (3.18%) Blue Coat
13 10 (3.18%) Meraki
14 9 (2.87%) Fortinet
14 9 (2.87%) Infoblox
15 8 (2.55%) Riverbed