The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Network Monitoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Network Monitoring over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 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 Monitoring
UK
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 525 519 541
Rank change year-on-year -6 +22  
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 85 132 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.25% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.29% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 61 64
Median daily rate £450 £388 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.12% +17.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £247 £238 £202
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £538 £472
UK excluding London median daily rate £503 £388 £305
% change year-on-year +29.67% +27.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Median hourly rate - £26.00 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £26.00

Network Monitoring is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39769 44877 44538
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.43% 83.33% 80.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 99202 112242 99576
Median daily rate £450 £438 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £284 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3122 2959 3052
Median hourly rate £32.50 £28.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.07% +1.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.00 £50.78 £51.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Network Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Network Monitoring as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network Monitoring in the UK

Network Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Network Monitoring in the UK

Network Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Network Monitoring in the UK

Network Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Monitoring in the UK

Network Monitoring
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Network Monitoring 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 -11 69 £475 +18.75% 27
UK excluding London +12 57 £503 +29.67% 17
London -10 27 £425 +13.33% 11
Midlands +17 14 £525 +35.48% 4
Scotland +30 11 £220 -26.78% 1
South East +19 11 £525 +16.66% 5
East of England 0 9 £550 +71.87% 1
North of England +49 6 £294 -9.61% 3
South West -6 5 £525 +5.00% 3
Wales - 4 £288 -

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Network Monitoring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Network Monitoring.

1 101 (64.74%) Firewall
2 89 (57.05%) Cisco
3 87 (55.77%) WAN
4 81 (51.92%) LAN
5 65 (41.67%) Wireless
6 63 (40.38%) TCP/IP
7 60 (38.46%) Security Cleared
8 54 (34.62%) VPN
9 52 (33.33%) Linux
10 51 (32.69%) Cisco Certification
11 46 (29.49%) Unix
11 46 (29.49%) Windows
12 40 (25.64%) Network Design
13 36 (23.08%) BGP
13 36 (23.08%) SC Cleared
13 36 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
14 35 (22.44%) DNS
14 35 (22.44%) Network Security
15 34 (21.79%) VoIP
16 33 (21.15%) ITIL
17 32 (20.51%) DV Cleared
18 30 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
19 28 (17.95%) CCNP
20 27 (17.31%) MPLS
20 27 (17.31%) Juniper
21 25 (16.03%) DHCP
22 24 (15.38%) Data Centre
22 24 (15.38%) QRadar
23 23 (14.74%) Palo Alto
23 23 (14.74%) Splunk

Network Monitoring
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 (3.85%) Skype for Business
2 2 (1.28%) Apache
2 2 (1.28%) IIS
2 2 (1.28%) Jetty
2 2 (1.28%) Mongrel
2 2 (1.28%) nginx
2 2 (1.28%) Tomcat
2 2 (1.28%) WebSphere
3 1 (0.64%) MS Exchange
3 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (1.28%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.92%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.28%) Google App Engine
5 1 (0.64%) Amazon S3
5 1 (0.64%) IaaS
5 1 (0.64%) Route 53
5 1 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 101 (64.74%) Firewall
2 87 (55.77%) WAN
3 81 (51.92%) LAN
4 65 (41.67%) Wireless
5 63 (40.38%) TCP/IP
6 54 (34.62%) VPN
7 36 (23.08%) BGP
7 36 (23.08%) Cisco ASA
8 35 (22.44%) DNS
8 35 (22.44%) Network Security
9 34 (21.79%) VoIP
10 27 (17.31%) MPLS
11 25 (16.03%) DHCP
12 21 (13.46%) Cisco IOS
13 19 (12.18%) EIGRP
13 19 (12.18%) SNMP
14 18 (11.54%) OSPF
15 17 (10.90%) NetScaler
16 16 (10.26%) Cisco Nexus
16 16 (10.26%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.41%) Redis
2 5 (3.21%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.92%) DB2
3 3 (1.92%) Informix
Development Applications
1 7 (4.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (1.28%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.28%) Travis CI
General
1 12 (7.69%) Finance
2 9 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.56%) French Language
3 4 (2.56%) German Language
4 3 (1.92%) Multimedia
5 2 (1.28%) Retail
6 1 (0.64%) Banking
6 1 (0.64%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 62 (39.74%) Network Engineer
2 36 (23.08%) Analyst
3 23 (14.74%) Cisco Engineer
3 23 (14.74%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 13 (8.33%) Network Support
4 13 (8.33%) Support Engineer
5 12 (7.69%) Consultant
5 12 (7.69%) Network Analyst
6 11 (7.05%) Network Support Engineer
7 10 (6.41%) Architect
7 10 (6.41%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 10 (6.41%) Security Analyst
7 10 (6.41%) Unix Analyst
8 9 (5.77%) Designer
8 9 (5.77%) Linux Support
9 8 (5.13%) Network Architect
9 8 (5.13%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 7 (4.49%) Support Analyst
11 6 (3.85%) Network Consultant
11 6 (3.85%) Network Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (12.18%) 802.1X
2 18 (11.54%) Elastic Stack
3 8 (5.13%) Web Services
4 6 (3.85%) SAML
5 5 (3.21%) RESTful
6 2 (1.28%) .NET
6 2 (1.28%) J2EE
6 2 (1.28%) Servlets
7 1 (0.64%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.38%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.69%) Clustering
3 11 (7.05%) Enterprise Storage
3 11 (7.05%) Management Information System
4 10 (6.41%) Replication
5 9 (5.77%) CMDB
5 9 (5.77%) User Experience
5 9 (5.77%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (4.49%) Cyber Attack
6 7 (4.49%) Private Cloud
7 6 (3.85%) BYOD
7 6 (3.85%) Derivative
8 5 (3.21%) PKI
9 4 (2.56%) Computer Science
9 4 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
9 4 (2.56%) Security Operations Centre
10 2 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
10 2 (1.28%) e-Health
11 1 (0.64%) NHS
11 1 (0.64%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 52 (33.33%) Linux
2 46 (29.49%) Unix
2 46 (29.49%) Windows
3 12 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (7.05%) CentOS
4 11 (7.05%) Solaris
5 6 (3.85%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.21%) Data ONTAP
7 1 (0.64%) VyOS
7 1 (0.64%) Windows 10
7 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (25.64%) Network Design
2 33 (21.15%) ITIL
3 30 (19.23%) Vulnerability Assessment
4 20 (12.82%) Network Management
5 19 (12.18%) Cybersecurity
5 19 (12.18%) Vulnerability Management
6 17 (10.90%) Patch Management
6 17 (10.90%) Root Cause Analysis
7 16 (10.26%) Service Management
8 14 (8.97%) DevOps
8 14 (8.97%) Information Security
8 14 (8.97%) SIEM
9 12 (7.69%) Configuration Management
9 12 (7.69%) Open Source
9 12 (7.69%) Performance Management
10 11 (7.05%) Case Management
10 11 (7.05%) Compliance Management
10 11 (7.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 11 (7.05%) Security Operations
10 11 (7.05%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 20 (12.82%) Python
2 13 (8.33%) Java
2 13 (8.33%) Perl
3 11 (7.05%) Bash Shell
3 11 (7.05%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.77%) Korn
5 6 (3.85%) C
5 6 (3.85%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.28%) C++
6 2 (1.28%) SQL
7 1 (0.64%) Lisp
7 1 (0.64%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 60 (38.46%) Security Cleared
2 51 (32.69%) Cisco Certification
3 36 (23.08%) SC Cleared
4 32 (20.51%) DV Cleared
5 28 (17.95%) CCNP
6 23 (14.74%) CCNA
7 18 (11.54%) CISSP
7 18 (11.54%) SANS
8 16 (10.26%) SSCP
9 8 (5.13%) CCIE
9 8 (5.13%) Degree
10 4 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (1.92%) JNCIA
12 2 (1.28%) CREST Certified
12 2 (1.28%) GCIA
12 2 (1.28%) GCIH
12 2 (1.28%) JNCIE
12 2 (1.28%) JNCIP
12 2 (1.28%) JNCIS
13 1 (0.64%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.56%) SLA
2 2 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.28%) QA
3 1 (0.64%) PMO
System Software
1 18 (11.54%) Active Directory
1 18 (11.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (8.97%) Hyper-V
3 5 (3.21%) NFS
4 2 (1.28%) Snort
4 2 (1.28%) Xen
5 1 (0.64%) Docker
5 1 (0.64%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 24 (15.38%) QRadar
2 19 (12.18%) Nagios
3 11 (7.05%) NetBackup
4 10 (6.41%) Cacti
4 10 (6.41%) Kibana
4 10 (6.41%) logstash
5 8 (5.13%) Cisco Prime
5 8 (5.13%) Puppet
6 6 (3.85%) Ansible
6 6 (3.85%) Cisco UCCX
6 6 (3.85%) OpenView
6 6 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.85%) OVSD
6 6 (3.85%) RSA enVision
6 6 (3.85%) Salt
6 6 (3.85%) SolarWinds Orion
6 6 (3.85%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.28%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 2 (1.28%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 89 (57.05%) Cisco
2 27 (17.31%) Juniper
3 23 (14.74%) Palo Alto
3 23 (14.74%) Splunk
4 22 (14.10%) VMware
5 21 (13.46%) HP
5 21 (13.46%) LogRhythm
6 20 (12.82%) SolarWinds
7 18 (11.54%) Citrix
7 18 (11.54%) IBM
8 16 (10.26%) Apple
9 15 (9.62%) CheckPoint
10 13 (8.33%) Microsoft
11 12 (7.69%) Fortinet
12 11 (7.05%) AppDynamics
12 11 (7.05%) F5
12 11 (7.05%) Riverbed
13 10 (6.41%) NetApp
14 9 (5.77%) BMC
15 8 (5.13%) Brocade
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