Period
to 19 February 2020

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 6 months to 19 February 2020 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
6 months to
19 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 615 623 657
Rank change year-on-year +8 +34 -18
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 129 254 234
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.22% 0.29% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 140 131
UK median daily rate £400 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £288 £278 £200
90th Percentile £624 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £375 £368
% change year-on-year +10.67% +2.04% -8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 16 9
UK median hourly rate £20.11 £45.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.32% +172.73% -
10th Percentile £19.05 £31.88 £10.00
90th Percentile £22.34 £66.81 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.11 £66.81 £15.77
% change year-on-year -69.91% +323.65% -4.42%

Network Monitoring 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 58,607 86,732 86,938
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.01% 87.41% 86.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 37,893 57,322 58,028
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £285 £300 £281
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £434 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,930 2,255 2,118
UK median hourly rate £23.12 £23.84 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.00% +1.43% -3.73%
10th Percentile £12.44 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.03 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% -6.25% +4.35%

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 6 months to 19 February 2020.

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 13 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 6 months to 19 February 2020. 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 +57 118 £400 -4.19% 58
UK excluding London +13 84 £415 +10.67% 50
London +99 44 £375 -24.62% 14
South East +54 41 £475 +35.71% 22
North of England +22 11 £445 +7.88% 7
Scotland +14 10 £391 +4.33% 5
South West +20 9 £300 -20.00% 6
East of England +28 7 £523 +10.00% 9
Midlands +58 6 £450 +55.17%
North West +8 6 £465 +16.25% 3
Yorkshire +44 5 £445 +4.71% 3
West Midlands +43 3 £450 +55.17%
East Midlands - 3 £450 -

For the 6 months to 19 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Network Monitoring 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 Monitoring.

1 84 (65.12%) Cisco
2 71 (55.04%) Firewall
3 59 (45.74%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (36.43%) CCNP
5 42 (32.56%) BGP
6 41 (31.78%) WAN
7 34 (26.36%) LAN
7 34 (26.36%) Network Security
8 33 (25.58%) TCP/IP
9 32 (24.81%) VPN
9 32 (24.81%) Palo Alto
10 31 (24.03%) OSPF
11 30 (23.26%) Wireless
11 30 (23.26%) Juniper
12 29 (22.48%) MPLS
13 27 (20.93%) CCNA
13 27 (20.93%) Data Centre
14 25 (19.38%) Security Cleared
15 24 (18.60%) Cisco ASA
16 23 (17.83%) Linux
17 22 (17.05%) F5
18 21 (16.28%) DNS
18 21 (16.28%) VoIP
19 20 (15.50%) Python
19 20 (15.50%) SolarWinds
20 18 (13.95%) ITIL
20 18 (13.95%) Perl
20 18 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
21 17 (13.18%) CheckPoint
22 16 (12.40%) IPsec

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 9 (6.98%) OpenStack
2 6 (4.65%) SharePoint
3 3 (2.33%) Apache
3 3 (2.33%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.55%) Confluence
5 1 (0.78%) IIS
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (0.78%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (1.55%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.55%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.78%) assyst
2 1 (0.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.53%) Azure
2 10 (7.75%) AWS
3 6 (4.65%) Office 365
4 4 (3.10%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (2.33%) IaaS
5 3 (2.33%) SaaS
5 3 (2.33%) Serverless
5 3 (2.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (1.55%) Amazon S3
6 2 (1.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 71 (55.04%) Firewall
2 42 (32.56%) BGP
3 41 (31.78%) WAN
4 34 (26.36%) LAN
4 34 (26.36%) Network Security
5 33 (25.58%) TCP/IP
6 32 (24.81%) VPN
7 31 (24.03%) OSPF
8 30 (23.26%) Wireless
9 29 (22.48%) MPLS
10 24 (18.60%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (16.28%) DNS
11 21 (16.28%) VoIP
12 16 (12.40%) IPsec
13 15 (11.63%) Cisco Nexus
14 14 (10.85%) DHCP
14 14 (10.85%) EIGRP
14 14 (10.85%) Ethernet
15 11 (8.53%) Internet
15 11 (8.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (2.33%) MySQL
2 2 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
2 2 (1.55%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (11.63%) Telecoms
2 11 (8.53%) Finance
3 7 (5.43%) Public Sector
4 6 (4.65%) Banking
5 2 (1.55%) Legal
6 1 (0.78%) Games
6 1 (0.78%) German Language
6 1 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.78%) Retail
6 1 (0.78%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 56 (43.41%) Network Engineer
2 15 (11.63%) Architect
3 11 (8.53%) Network Architect
4 10 (7.75%) Analyst
5 9 (6.98%) Consultant
5 9 (6.98%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (5.43%) Administrator
6 7 (5.43%) Cisco Engineer
6 7 (5.43%) Network Support
7 6 (4.65%) Communications Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) Field Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) Network Consultant
7 6 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
8 5 (3.88%) Network Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) Network Security Engineer
8 5 (3.88%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.10%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (3.10%) NOC Engineer
9 4 (3.10%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 4 (3.10%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.88%) 802.1X
1 5 (3.88%) LAMP
1 5 (3.88%) RESTful
1 5 (3.88%) Web Services
2 3 (2.33%) Django
3 2 (1.55%) REST
3 2 (1.55%) SOAP
4 1 (0.78%) Jinja
4 1 (0.78%) JSON
4 1 (0.78%) XMPP
4 1 (0.78%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.93%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.75%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (2.33%) Replication
5 2 (1.55%) CMDB
5 2 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (1.55%) PKI
5 2 (1.55%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.55%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.78%) e-Health
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.78%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.78%) IVR
6 1 (0.78%) Life Science
6 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 23 (17.83%) Linux
2 16 (12.40%) Windows
3 10 (7.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (6.98%) Ubuntu
5 8 (6.20%) Windows Server
6 5 (3.88%) CentOS
6 5 (3.88%) Unix
7 3 (2.33%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.55%) Debian
9 1 (0.78%) Android
9 1 (0.78%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.78%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.95%) ITIL
1 18 (13.95%) Problem-Solving
2 16 (12.40%) Network Design
3 15 (11.63%) Load Balancing
4 14 (10.85%) Network Management
5 13 (10.08%) Migration
6 9 (6.98%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (6.20%) Network Virtualisation
8 7 (5.43%) Architectural Design
8 7 (5.43%) Enterprise Architecture
8 7 (5.43%) Kalman Filter
8 7 (5.43%) Project Management
9 6 (4.65%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (4.65%) Decision-Making
9 6 (4.65%) Deployment Automation
9 6 (4.65%) Risk Management
9 6 (4.65%) Test Strategy
9 6 (4.65%) TOGAF
10 5 (3.88%) Co-Creation
10 5 (3.88%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 20 (15.50%) Python
2 18 (13.95%) Perl
3 5 (3.88%) PowerShell
4 4 (3.10%) SQL
5 3 (2.33%) C
5 3 (2.33%) Java
5 3 (2.33%) Ruby
6 2 (1.55%) Tcl
6 2 (1.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (45.74%) Cisco Certification
2 47 (36.43%) CCNP
3 27 (20.93%) CCNA
4 25 (19.38%) Security Cleared
5 15 (11.63%) SC Cleared
6 11 (8.53%) CCIE
7 7 (5.43%) Degree
8 6 (4.65%) JNCIA
9 5 (3.88%) CISSP
9 5 (3.88%) DV Cleared
9 5 (3.88%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (3.10%) CCSA
10 4 (3.10%) HNC
10 4 (3.10%) HND
11 3 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
11 3 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (1.55%) CCIE Routing and Switching
12 2 (1.55%) DBS Check
13 1 (0.78%) CREST Certified
13 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.10%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.55%) QA
2 2 (1.55%) SLA
3 1 (0.78%) COBIT
3 1 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.78%) NCSC
System Software
1 10 (7.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.43%) Docker
2 7 (5.43%) VMware NSX
3 6 (4.65%) KVM
3 6 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (3.10%) vSphere
5 1 (0.78%) Firmware
5 1 (0.78%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 16 (12.40%) Ansible
2 15 (11.63%) Puppet
3 10 (7.75%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (4.65%) FortiGate
4 6 (4.65%) WSUS
5 5 (3.88%) Cobbler
5 5 (3.88%) Icinga
5 5 (3.88%) Nagios
5 5 (3.88%) vCenter Server
6 4 (3.10%) Salt
6 4 (3.10%) SCCM
6 4 (3.10%) Terraform
7 3 (2.33%) ZABBIX
8 2 (1.55%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (1.55%) Cacti
8 2 (1.55%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.55%) Iperf
8 2 (1.55%) Rundeck
8 2 (1.55%) SCOM
9 1 (0.78%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 84 (65.12%) Cisco
2 32 (24.81%) Palo Alto
3 30 (23.26%) Juniper
4 22 (17.05%) F5
5 20 (15.50%) SolarWinds
6 17 (13.18%) CheckPoint
7 11 (8.53%) VMware
8 10 (7.75%) Red Hat
9 9 (6.98%) Fortinet
10 7 (5.43%) Aruba
11 6 (4.65%) Citrix
11 6 (4.65%) Meraki
11 6 (4.65%) Mirantis
12 5 (3.88%) Avaya
12 5 (3.88%) Blue Coat
12 5 (3.88%) Extreme Networks
12 5 (3.88%) HP
12 5 (3.88%) Microsoft
12 5 (3.88%) Sophos
13 4 (3.10%) Splunk