Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 587 561 550
Rank change year-on-year -26 -11 -30
Contract jobs citing Network Management 295 287 363
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.30% 0.32% 0.34%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.37% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 164 172
UK median daily rate £409 £353 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.96% -6.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £198 £190 £248
90th Percentile £550 £550 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £370
% change year-on-year +2.86% -5.41% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 24 36
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £43.55 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.96% +7.52% +76.09%
10th Percentile £14.50 £16.34 £18.24
90th Percentile £43.75 £50.00 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.75 £25.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +5.94% -36.88% +72.04%

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 85,519 77,176 89,550
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.66% 84.78% 84.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,362 50,523 58,954
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,338 2,076 2,266
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.00% - +17.37%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.48 £12.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% -7.41% +25.29%

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 June 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 20 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Management in the UK

Network Management
Top 14 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 June 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 -29 282 £413 +17.02% 91
UK excluding London +13 198 £360 +2.86% 67
London -68 92 £450 +5.88% 25
South East -12 73 £375 -6.25% 21
Midlands +5 43 £255 -16.73% 6
West Midlands +4 42 £255 -32.00% 3
North of England -10 37 £450 +33.33% 16
North West +2 25 £450 +33.33% 11
East of England +23 21 £438 +124.36% 15
South West -5 15 £300 -14.89% 8
Yorkshire -8 12 £310 -8.15% 5
Wales +1 7 £360 -
Scotland -42 2 £304 +11.47% 1
East Midlands -11 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 151 (51.19%) Cisco
2 130 (44.07%) Firewall
3 100 (33.90%) Security Cleared
4 98 (33.22%) Cisco Certification
5 95 (32.20%) WAN
6 93 (31.53%) LAN
7 75 (25.42%) CCNP
7 75 (25.42%) SC Cleared
8 66 (22.37%) Data Centre
9 62 (21.02%) Windows
10 58 (19.66%) VPN
11 57 (19.32%) Wireless
12 55 (18.64%) ITIL
13 53 (17.97%) SolarWinds
14 52 (17.63%) Linux
15 51 (17.29%) VMware
16 47 (15.93%) DNS
16 47 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
17 46 (15.59%) BGP
18 45 (15.25%) DHCP
19 42 (14.24%) Active Directory
19 42 (14.24%) Cisco ASA
19 42 (14.24%) Network Security
20 41 (13.90%) SNMP
20 41 (13.90%) MPLS
20 41 (13.90%) Juniper
21 40 (13.56%) DV Cleared
22 39 (13.22%) OSPF
23 38 (12.88%) Network Design
24 36 (12.20%) Problem-Solving

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 6 (2.03%) OpenStack
1 6 (2.03%) SharePoint
1 6 (2.03%) Tomcat
2 4 (1.36%) GlassFish
2 4 (1.36%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (1.02%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (0.68%) CMS
4 2 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.34%) IIS
5 1 (0.34%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Office
1 4 (1.36%) PTC Creo
1 4 (1.36%) Windchill
2 3 (1.02%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.34%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (4.07%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
2 8 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (2.71%) Office 365
3 6 (2.03%) IaaS
4 4 (1.36%) PaaS
5 2 (0.68%) Akamai
5 2 (0.68%) Serverless
6 1 (0.34%) G Suite
6 1 (0.34%) SaaS
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 130 (44.07%) Firewall
2 95 (32.20%) WAN
3 93 (31.53%) LAN
4 58 (19.66%) VPN
5 57 (19.32%) Wireless
6 47 (15.93%) DNS
7 46 (15.59%) BGP
8 45 (15.25%) DHCP
9 42 (14.24%) Cisco ASA
9 42 (14.24%) Network Security
10 41 (13.90%) MPLS
10 41 (13.90%) SNMP
11 39 (13.22%) OSPF
12 32 (10.85%) Cisco ISE
12 32 (10.85%) Cisco Nexus
13 28 (9.49%) TCP/IP
14 22 (7.46%) VLAN
15 21 (7.12%) Cisco IOS
15 21 (7.12%) VoIP
16 19 (6.44%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (3.73%) MySQL
2 8 (2.71%) SQL Server
3 2 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (0.68%) SQLite
4 1 (0.34%) Redis
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (3.73%) Git (software)
2 8 (2.71%) Rational DOORS
3 6 (2.03%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.03%) Subversion
4 4 (1.36%) JMeter
4 4 (1.36%) LoadRunner
4 4 (1.36%) Rational Functional Tester
4 4 (1.36%) Selenium
5 3 (1.02%) JIRA
5 3 (1.02%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.68%) ClearCase
6 2 (0.68%) Eclipse
6 2 (0.68%) NetBeans
6 2 (0.68%) Robot Framework
6 2 (0.68%) SilkTest
7 1 (0.34%) CruiseControl
7 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (9.49%) Finance
2 24 (8.14%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.08%) Banking
4 7 (2.37%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.03%) Billing
6 4 (1.36%) Electronics
6 4 (1.36%) Games
6 4 (1.36%) Law
6 4 (1.36%) Mandarin Language
6 4 (1.36%) Military
6 4 (1.36%) Multimedia
7 3 (1.02%) Corporate Banking
7 3 (1.02%) French Language
8 2 (0.68%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.34%) Retail
Job Titles
1 90 (30.51%) Network Engineer
2 46 (15.59%) Architect
3 36 (12.20%) Analyst
4 31 (10.51%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
5 27 (9.15%) Network Architect
6 25 (8.47%) Support Engineer
7 16 (5.42%) Operations Analyst
7 16 (5.42%) Systems Engineer
8 15 (5.08%) Cisco Engineer
9 14 (4.75%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 13 (4.41%) Network Support
10 13 (4.41%) Security Analyst
10 13 (4.41%) Security Operations Analyst
11 12 (4.07%) Network Systems Engineer
11 12 (4.07%) Security Engineer
12 11 (3.73%) Customer Engineer
12 11 (3.73%) Customer Support Engineer
12 11 (3.73%) Network Security Engineer
12 11 (3.73%) Project Manager
13 10 (3.39%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.73%) XML
2 6 (2.03%) LDAP
2 6 (2.03%) REST
3 5 (1.69%) 802.1X
3 5 (1.69%) OpenDaylight
4 4 (1.36%) Web Services
5 3 (1.02%) J2EE
5 3 (1.02%) JSON
5 3 (1.02%) Spring
5 3 (1.02%) Spring Boot
6 2 (0.68%) .NET
6 2 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.68%) HTML
6 2 (0.68%) SOAP
7 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.34%) Kafka
7 1 (0.34%) RabbitMQ
7 1 (0.34%) WCF
7 1 (0.34%) WF
7 1 (0.34%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 66 (22.37%) Data Centre
2 30 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
3 25 (8.47%) Management Information System
4 17 (5.76%) Computer Science
5 8 (2.71%) Linux Command Line
6 7 (2.37%) PKI
7 5 (1.69%) Clustering
7 5 (1.69%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (1.02%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.02%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.02%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.68%) NHS
9 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.68%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.34%) Equities
10 1 (0.34%) Mainframe
10 1 (0.34%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.34%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 62 (21.02%) Windows
2 52 (17.63%) Linux
3 28 (9.49%) Unix
4 20 (6.78%) Windows Server
5 13 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (4.07%) Windows 10
7 9 (3.05%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.69%) AIX
9 4 (1.36%) CentOS
9 4 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (1.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.02%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.68%) Debian
11 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
11 2 (0.68%) VMS
12 1 (0.34%) Android
12 1 (0.34%) HPUX
12 1 (0.34%) Solaris
12 1 (0.34%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (18.64%) ITIL
2 38 (12.88%) Network Design
3 36 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
4 33 (11.19%) Network Monitoring
5 31 (10.51%) Service Delivery
6 30 (10.17%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (8.47%) Migration
8 23 (7.80%) Incident Management
9 22 (7.46%) Project Management
10 19 (6.44%) DevOps
11 18 (6.10%) Service Management
12 17 (5.76%) Use Case
13 15 (5.08%) SIEM
14 14 (4.75%) Vulnerability Management
15 13 (4.41%) Digital Forensics
15 13 (4.41%) ITIL V3
15 13 (4.41%) Security Monitoring
15 13 (4.41%) Security Operations
15 13 (4.41%) Threat Intelligence
15 13 (4.41%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 29 (9.83%) Perl
2 28 (9.49%) Python
3 18 (6.10%) Java
4 13 (4.41%) PowerShell
5 11 (3.73%) Bash Shell
6 10 (3.39%) C
6 10 (3.39%) C#
7 9 (3.05%) SQL
8 8 (2.71%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.69%) AWK
10 3 (1.02%) PHP
11 2 (0.68%) Bourne shell
11 2 (0.68%) Ruby
12 1 (0.34%) R
12 1 (0.34%) XPath
Qualifications
1 100 (33.90%) Security Cleared
2 98 (33.22%) Cisco Certification
3 75 (25.42%) CCNP
3 75 (25.42%) SC Cleared
4 40 (13.56%) DV Cleared
5 28 (9.49%) CCNA
6 27 (9.15%) Degree
7 24 (8.14%) CCIE
8 20 (6.78%) CCDP
9 13 (4.41%) DBS Check
10 12 (4.07%) JNCIS
11 10 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 5 (1.69%) CCSA
12 5 (1.69%) CCSE
12 5 (1.69%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (1.69%) MCSE
13 4 (1.36%) Check Point Certification
13 4 (1.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 3 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 3 (1.02%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.41%) SLA
2 4 (1.36%) QA
3 2 (0.68%) GDPR
4 1 (0.34%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 47 (15.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 42 (14.24%) Active Directory
3 18 (6.10%) VMware NSX
4 9 (3.05%) Docker
4 9 (3.05%) Hyper-V
5 7 (2.37%) vSphere
6 5 (1.69%) ProxySG
7 4 (1.36%) Firmware
8 2 (0.68%) KVM
8 2 (0.68%) Sendmail
8 2 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.68%) Xen
9 1 (0.34%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 26 (8.81%) SCOM
2 15 (5.08%) SCCM
3 11 (3.73%) Cisco CUCM
4 10 (3.39%) Nagios
4 10 (3.39%) OpenView
4 10 (3.39%) Puppet
5 9 (3.05%) Cisco Prime
5 9 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (2.71%) Ansible
6 8 (2.71%) SolarWinds Orion
7 7 (2.37%) Cacti
7 7 (2.37%) Grafana
7 7 (2.37%) ZABBIX
8 5 (1.69%) Netcool
8 5 (1.69%) RSA Archer
9 4 (1.36%) Perfmon
10 3 (1.02%) Kibana
11 2 (0.68%) Graphite
11 2 (0.68%) Icinga
11 2 (0.68%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 151 (51.19%) Cisco
2 53 (17.97%) SolarWinds
3 51 (17.29%) VMware
4 41 (13.90%) Juniper
5 23 (7.80%) Microsoft
6 20 (6.78%) HP
7 16 (5.42%) Citrix
8 15 (5.08%) Palo Alto
9 14 (4.75%) CheckPoint
9 14 (4.75%) F5
10 13 (4.41%) Apple
10 13 (4.41%) Brocade
10 13 (4.41%) Splunk
11 11 (3.73%) Red Hat
12 10 (3.39%) Capita
12 10 (3.39%) Oracle
13 9 (3.05%) Blue Coat
14 8 (2.71%) Aruba
14 8 (2.71%) Remedy
14 8 (2.71%) Sun