Period
to 18 August 2019

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 18 August 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 Monitoring
UK
6 months to
18 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 615 661 716
Rank change year-on-year +46 +55 -59
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 231 247 151
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.24% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.28% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 114 105
UK median daily rate £450 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.02% +3.19% +3.23%
10th Percentile £252 £253 £231
90th Percentile £600 £571 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £475
% change year-on-year +3.45% -23.68% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 8 0
UK median hourly rate £32.75 £31.44 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £31.38 -
% change year-on-year -44.22% - -

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 78,412 89,278 82,893
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.81% 86.64% 85.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,541 58,909 54,294
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,285 2,404 2,098
UK median hourly rate £24.65 £21.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.38% -16.00% +6.12%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.18 £11.37
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% -20.00% +2.88%

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 18 August 2019.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Monitoring over the 6 months to 18 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Network Monitoring in the UK

Network Monitoring
Top 15 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 18 August 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 +49 217 £450 +8.04% 83
London +82 118 £488 +8.33% 24
UK excluding London -6 110 £375 +3.45% 63
South East -2 44 £400 -0.31% 15
North of England +18 25 £300 -28.14% 16
East of England +32 16 £388 +50.93% 6
North West +10 14 £303 -56.79% 11
Yorkshire +22 11 £269 -6.43% 2
Midlands +13 8 £388 +40.91% 16
West Midlands +3 7 £350 +16.67% 4
South West -23 6 £269 -20.37% 6
Northern Ireland 0 5 £118 -
Scotland +35 4 £270 -19.40% 2
Wales +10 2 £525 - 2
East Midlands +23 1 £450 +100.00% 12

For the 6 months to 18 August 2019, 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.

1 133 (57.58%) Cisco
2 110 (47.62%) Firewall
3 107 (46.32%) Cisco Certification
4 88 (38.10%) WAN
5 74 (32.03%) LAN
6 72 (31.17%) CCNP
7 66 (28.57%) Network Security
8 55 (23.81%) BGP
9 54 (23.38%) Wireless
10 50 (21.65%) CCNA
10 50 (21.65%) Data Centre
11 49 (21.21%) OSPF
12 46 (19.91%) Linux
12 46 (19.91%) Security Cleared
13 43 (18.61%) Juniper
14 41 (17.75%) ITIL
14 41 (17.75%) VPN
15 40 (17.32%) Finance
16 38 (16.45%) Migration
17 37 (16.02%) Amazon AWS
18 36 (15.58%) Cisco ASA
19 35 (15.15%) Network Design
19 35 (15.15%) Windows
20 33 (14.29%) TCP/IP
20 33 (14.29%) SolarWinds
21 32 (13.85%) Cisco Nexus
22 30 (12.99%) MPLS
23 29 (12.55%) F5
24 28 (12.12%) SC Cleared
24 28 (12.12%) CheckPoint

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 5 (2.16%) SharePoint
2 4 (1.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.73%) OpenStack
3 2 (0.87%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 7 (3.03%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.30%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 37 (16.02%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (8.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (8.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 17 (7.36%) Datadog
4 16 (6.93%) Amazon ELB
4 16 (6.93%) IaaS
5 10 (4.33%) Office 365
6 9 (3.90%) PaaS
7 4 (1.73%) SaaS
8 2 (0.87%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.87%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.87%) GitHub
8 2 (0.87%) Serverless
9 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 1 (0.43%) Apigee
9 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudTrail
9 1 (0.43%) AWS CodePipeline
9 1 (0.43%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 110 (47.62%) Firewall
2 88 (38.10%) WAN
3 74 (32.03%) LAN
4 66 (28.57%) Network Security
5 55 (23.81%) BGP
6 54 (23.38%) Wireless
7 49 (21.21%) OSPF
8 41 (17.75%) VPN
9 36 (15.58%) Cisco ASA
10 33 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 32 (13.85%) Cisco Nexus
12 30 (12.99%) MPLS
13 27 (11.69%) DNS
14 26 (11.26%) DHCP
14 26 (11.26%) VoIP
15 23 (9.96%) SSL
16 22 (9.52%) EIGRP
16 22 (9.52%) Multicast
17 21 (9.09%) SNMP
18 15 (6.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (0.87%) Hadoop
2 2 (0.87%) Oracle Database
2 2 (0.87%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon Athena
3 1 (0.43%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (0.43%) MySQL
3 1 (0.43%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.43%) Oracle Exadata
3 1 (0.43%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.43%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.43%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (9.09%) Git (software)
2 20 (8.66%) Jenkins
2 20 (8.66%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.30%) Maven
4 1 (0.43%) Bitbucket Server
4 1 (0.43%) Codeship
General
1 40 (17.32%) Finance
2 26 (11.26%) Telecoms
3 20 (8.66%) Banking
4 9 (3.90%) Retail
5 8 (3.46%) Multimedia
6 6 (2.60%) Public Sector
7 5 (2.16%) Investment Banking
8 3 (1.30%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.87%) Electronics
9 2 (0.87%) Marketing
9 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.43%) Advertising
10 1 (0.43%) Billing
10 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 107 (46.32%) Network Engineer
2 22 (9.52%) Security Engineer
3 19 (8.23%) Analyst
3 19 (8.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 16 (6.93%) Network Security Engineer
5 15 (6.49%) Developer
5 15 (6.49%) Network Specialist
6 14 (6.06%) Architect
7 13 (5.63%) Senior Developer
7 13 (5.63%) Senior DevOps
7 13 (5.63%) Senior Network Engineer
8 12 (5.19%) Java Developer
8 12 (5.19%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 11 (4.76%) Cisco Engineer
9 11 (4.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 11 (4.76%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 11 (4.76%) Senior Java Developer
10 9 (3.90%) Network Architect
10 9 (3.90%) Node.js Developer
11 8 (3.46%) DevOps Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (7.36%) Web Services
2 12 (5.19%) Node.js
3 10 (4.33%) ActiveMQ
4 5 (2.16%) Django
5 3 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (1.30%) Jinja
5 3 (1.30%) SOAP
5 3 (1.30%) YAML
6 2 (0.87%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.87%) JSON
7 1 (0.43%) Apache Camel
7 1 (0.43%) Boost C++ Libraries
7 1 (0.43%) CSS
7 1 (0.43%) CSS3
7 1 (0.43%) HTML5
7 1 (0.43%) OAuth
7 1 (0.43%) OAuth2
7 1 (0.43%) REST
7 1 (0.43%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.43%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 50 (21.65%) Data Centre
2 17 (7.36%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (5.19%) Security Operations Centre
4 9 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (3.46%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.60%) CLARiiON
7 4 (1.73%) CMDB
8 3 (1.30%) Cyberattack
8 3 (1.30%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.87%) Clustering
9 2 (0.87%) Cyber Defence
9 2 (0.87%) Digital TV
9 2 (0.87%) EPoS
9 2 (0.87%) FMCG
9 2 (0.87%) Replication
9 2 (0.87%) RSA SecurID
10 1 (0.43%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.43%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.43%) TM Forum
10 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 46 (19.91%) Linux
2 35 (15.15%) Windows
3 21 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (4.76%) Unix
4 11 (4.76%) Windows Server
5 1 (0.43%) Check Point GAiA
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (17.75%) ITIL
2 38 (16.45%) Migration
3 35 (15.15%) Network Design
4 27 (11.69%) DevOps
5 26 (11.26%) Security Operations
6 23 (9.96%) Cybersecurity
6 23 (9.96%) Problem-Solving
7 21 (9.09%) Load Balancing
7 21 (9.09%) Network Management
8 20 (8.66%) Incident Management
9 16 (6.93%) Change Management
10 14 (6.06%) Information Security
11 13 (5.63%) Service Delivery
12 12 (5.19%) Kalman Filter
13 11 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
14 10 (4.33%) Configuration Management
14 10 (4.33%) Project Management
15 9 (3.90%) Continuous Improvement
15 9 (3.90%) Mentoring
15 9 (3.90%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.79%) Java
2 14 (6.06%) Python
3 9 (3.90%) Perl
4 5 (2.16%) PowerShell
5 4 (1.73%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.73%) SQL
5 4 (1.73%) Tcl
6 3 (1.30%) AWK
6 3 (1.30%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.87%) Groovy
7 2 (0.87%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.43%) C
8 1 (0.43%) C++
8 1 (0.43%) Go
8 1 (0.43%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.43%) R
8 1 (0.43%) Scala
8 1 (0.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 107 (46.32%) Cisco Certification
2 72 (31.17%) CCNP
3 50 (21.65%) CCNA
4 46 (19.91%) Security Cleared
5 28 (12.12%) SC Cleared
6 26 (11.26%) CCIE
7 23 (9.96%) Degree
8 21 (9.09%) RHCE
9 17 (7.36%) DV Cleared
10 10 (4.33%) CISSP
11 8 (3.46%) JNCIE
12 6 (2.60%) CCENT
13 5 (2.16%) CEH
13 5 (2.16%) JNCIS
14 4 (1.73%) JNCIA
14 4 (1.73%) JNCIP
14 4 (1.73%) TOGAF Certification
15 3 (1.30%) CCIE Routing and Switching
15 3 (1.30%) CISA
15 3 (1.30%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.90%) SLA
2 3 (1.30%) GDPR
2 3 (1.30%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 18 (7.79%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.03%) ProxySG
4 5 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (1.73%) Hyper-V
6 3 (1.30%) vSphere
7 2 (0.87%) Docker
7 2 (0.87%) iptables
7 2 (0.87%) KVM
7 2 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (0.87%) Snort
7 2 (0.87%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.43%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (0.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 26 (11.26%) Opscode Chef
2 10 (4.33%) Ansible
2 10 (4.33%) Cisco CUCM
2 10 (4.33%) Cisco Prime
3 8 (3.46%) Nagios
3 8 (3.46%) Puppet
4 5 (2.16%) FortiGate
4 5 (2.16%) Salt
4 5 (2.16%) WhatsUp Gold
5 4 (1.73%) OpenView
5 4 (1.73%) QRadar
5 4 (1.73%) SCCM
5 4 (1.73%) SCOM
6 3 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (0.87%) Graphite
7 2 (0.87%) HAProxy
7 2 (0.87%) Icinga
7 2 (0.87%) Kibana
7 2 (0.87%) logstash
7 2 (0.87%) RANCID
Vendors
1 133 (57.58%) Cisco
2 43 (18.61%) Juniper
3 33 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 29 (12.55%) F5
5 28 (12.12%) CheckPoint
6 21 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 20 (8.66%) Meraki
7 20 (8.66%) Microsoft
7 20 (8.66%) Splunk
8 19 (8.23%) Palo Alto
9 18 (7.79%) VMware
10 15 (6.49%) Fortinet
11 11 (4.76%) Citrix
12 10 (4.33%) HP
13 9 (3.90%) SevOne
13 9 (3.90%) Sophos
14 8 (3.46%) McAfee
15 7 (3.03%) Blue Coat
15 7 (3.03%) Dell
15 7 (3.03%) EMC