The median contractor rate for a Network Manager was £415 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Manager
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 532 584 535
Rank change year-on-year +52 -49  
Contract jobs requiring a Network Manager 78 67 110
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.13% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 46 64
Median daily rate £415 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.19% +9.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £338 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £414 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.64% +6.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £40.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44648 51085 52304
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28819 33278 32902
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1391 1532 1988
Median hourly rate £18.69 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.80% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.42 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Network Manager
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Network Manager in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Network Manager in the UK

Network Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Network Manager.

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Manager in the UK

Network Manager
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Manager over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Manager in the UK

Network Manager
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Manager.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Manager in the UK

Network Manager
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Manager within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +48 75 £415 -10.31% 23
South East +30 20 £408 -14.21% 6
London +3 19 £463 -7.50% 8
West Midlands +38 17 £394 +11.70% 1
South West +5 8 £415 -2.35%
Solihull +18 7 - -
Bristol - 6 £433 -
Berkshire +24 5 - - 1
East of England -1 5 £516 +8.68% 4
Buckinghamshire -12 5 £400 -
City of London 0 4 £563 +40.62% 4
Hampshire -1 4 £325 -32.64% 1
Milton Keynes - 4 £400 -
North West +20 3 £350 -11.11% 1
Birmingham - 3 £375 - 1
Scotland +34 2 £474 +45.76%
West Sussex +16 2 £444 -6.57%
Manchester +11 2 £350 -9.67% 1
Hook +8 2 £313 -18.83%
Warwickshire +4 2 £575 +35.29%
Surrey - 2 - - 1
Guildford - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £406 -
Aberdeen - 2 £474 -
Bedfordshire - 2 £516 -
Leeds +21 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire +21 1 - - 2
Yorkshire +16 1 - - 2
Cambridgeshire +5 1 - - 1
Cambridge +3 1 - - 1

Network Manager Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Network Manager contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Network Manager in the job title.

1 57 (34.55%) Project Management
2 56 (33.94%) Cisco
3 46 (27.88%) LAN
4 44 (26.67%) Telecoms
5 36 (21.82%) WAN
6 33 (20.00%) PRINCE2
7 30 (18.18%) Finance
8 26 (15.76%) ITIL
9 23 (13.94%) Firewall
10 19 (11.52%) Data Centre
11 18 (10.91%) PMP
12 17 (10.30%) Cisco Certification
13 15 (9.09%) Migration
13 15 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (7.88%) Network Security
14 13 (7.88%) Service Management
14 13 (7.88%) Service Delivery
14 13 (7.88%) CCNP
15 12 (7.27%) VPN
15 12 (7.27%) Security Cleared
16 11 (6.67%) Microsoft
16 11 (6.67%) Windows
16 11 (6.67%) Juniper
16 11 (6.67%) MPLS
17 10 (6.06%) Change Management
17 10 (6.06%) PMI Certification
17 10 (6.06%) Degree
18 9 (5.45%) SC Cleared
18 9 (5.45%) F5
18 9 (5.45%) Stakeholder Engagement

Network Manager Skill Set
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:

Applications
1 4 (2.42%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (1.82%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.21%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.21%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (1.82%) IaaS
3 1 (0.61%) G Suite
3 1 (0.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (27.88%) LAN
2 36 (21.82%) WAN
3 23 (13.94%) Firewall
4 13 (7.88%) Network Security
5 12 (7.27%) VPN
6 11 (6.67%) MPLS
7 8 (4.85%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (4.24%) 4G
9 6 (3.64%) 3G
9 6 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (3.64%) VoIP
10 5 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (3.03%) Internet
11 4 (2.42%) BGP
11 4 (2.42%) Ethernet
11 4 (2.42%) SAN
11 4 (2.42%) VoLTE
11 4 (2.42%) WLAN
12 3 (1.82%) Broadband
12 3 (1.82%) Radio Access Network
General
1 44 (26.67%) Telecoms
2 30 (18.18%) Finance
3 7 (4.24%) Banking
4 5 (3.03%) Back Office
4 5 (3.03%) Retail
5 4 (2.42%) Automotive
5 4 (2.42%) Publishing
6 3 (1.82%) Advertising
7 2 (1.21%) Billing
7 2 (1.21%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.21%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.82%) Web Services
2 2 (1.21%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.52%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (4.85%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.42%) CCTV
4 2 (1.21%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.21%) Mainframe
4 2 (1.21%) PMI
4 2 (1.21%) Virtual Team
5 1 (0.61%) BYOD
5 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
5 1 (0.61%) CMDB
5 1 (0.61%) Digital Signage
5 1 (0.61%) FlexPod
5 1 (0.61%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.61%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (0.61%) IPTV
5 1 (0.61%) iSeries
5 1 (0.61%) User Experience
5 1 (0.61%) Video on Demand
5 1 (0.61%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 11 (6.67%) Windows
2 5 (3.03%) Windows Server
3 3 (1.82%) Unix
4 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (0.61%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (34.55%) Project Management
2 33 (20.00%) PRINCE2
3 26 (15.76%) ITIL
4 15 (9.09%) Migration
4 15 (9.09%) Stakeholder Management
5 13 (7.88%) Service Delivery
5 13 (7.88%) Service Management
6 10 (6.06%) Change Management
7 9 (5.45%) Risk Management
7 9 (5.45%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (4.85%) ITIL V3
9 7 (4.24%) Resource Management
9 7 (4.24%) Service Design
10 6 (3.64%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (3.64%) Project Planning
11 5 (3.03%) Network Management
11 5 (3.03%) Programme Delivery
11 5 (3.03%) Programme Management
12 4 (2.42%) Capacity Planning
12 4 (2.42%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 1 (0.61%) C
1 1 (0.61%) PowerShell
1 1 (0.61%) SQL
1 1 (0.61%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 18 (10.91%) PMP
2 17 (10.30%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (7.88%) CCNP
4 12 (7.27%) Security Cleared
5 10 (6.06%) Degree
5 10 (6.06%) PMI Certification
6 9 (5.45%) SC Cleared
7 6 (3.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 5 (3.03%) CCNA
8 5 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.42%) APMP
10 3 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 2 (1.21%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.21%) MCSE
11 2 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
12 1 (0.61%) CCDP
12 1 (0.61%) CCIE
12 1 (0.61%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.61%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.45%) PMO
2 7 (4.24%) SLA
3 4 (2.42%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.61%) PMBOK
System Software
1 3 (1.82%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (1.21%) Active Directory
3 1 (0.61%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (0.61%) XenApp
3 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (2.42%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (1.21%) SCCM
3 1 (0.61%) Forum Sentry
Vendors
1 56 (33.94%) Cisco
2 11 (6.67%) Juniper
2 11 (6.67%) Microsoft
3 9 (5.45%) F5
4 8 (4.85%) CheckPoint
5 5 (3.03%) VMware
6 4 (2.42%) EMC
6 4 (2.42%) Fortinet
6 4 (2.42%) HP
6 4 (2.42%) Palo Alto
7 3 (1.82%) Ericsson
7 3 (1.82%) Remedy
8 2 (1.21%) Blue Coat
8 2 (1.21%) CA
8 2 (1.21%) NetApp
8 2 (1.21%) SevOne
8 2 (1.21%) SolarWinds
8 2 (1.21%) Verint
9 1 (0.61%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (0.61%) Zeacom
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