Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 677 646 683
Rank change year-on-year -31 +37 -63
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 197 244 232
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.23% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.28% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 134 164
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £260 £223 £226
90th Percentile £575 £584 £523
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% +11.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 8 6
UK median hourly rate £25.15 £16.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.42% +50.00% -44.75%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.50 £16.50 £11.00
% change year-on-year -30.30% +50.00% -44.75%

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 86458 87823 93607
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.48% 83.90% 81.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 57609 58040 60628
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £635 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2024 2360 2750
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £23.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.53% +4.44% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.25 £11.49
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.41 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year - +1.05% +18.75%

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 25 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Network Monitoring over the 6 months to 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 2017. 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 -45 179 £400 - 34
UK excluding London -34 105 £400 +3.23% 21
London +20 87 £400 - 18
South East -10 31 £468 +29.14% 6
East of England -1 19 £475 +143.59% 1
Midlands -5 17 £475 +26.67% 3
West Midlands -1 14 £510 +31.48% 3
North of England +1 13 £350 -22.22% 3
Scotland +4 12 £253 -20.78% 3
South West -5 12 £270 -48.67% 3
North West -5 8 £350 -26.32% 3
Yorkshire +16 4 £400 +33.33%
East Midlands -2 3 £225 -10.00%
North East +50 1 - -
Wales - 1 £300 - 2

For the 6 months to 25 November 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.

1 127 (64.47%) Cisco
2 95 (48.22%) Firewall
3 87 (44.16%) LAN
4 85 (43.15%) WAN
5 77 (39.09%) Cisco Certification
6 64 (32.49%) Security Cleared
7 59 (29.95%) Network Security
8 58 (29.44%) SolarWinds
9 57 (28.93%) Wireless
10 53 (26.90%) CCNP
10 53 (26.90%) Data Centre
11 52 (26.40%) Network Design
12 48 (24.37%) TCP/IP
13 46 (23.35%) ITIL
14 43 (21.83%) Linux
14 43 (21.83%) Juniper
15 39 (19.80%) Windows
16 37 (18.78%) VPN
17 35 (17.77%) CCNA
17 35 (17.77%) BGP
18 34 (17.26%) DNS
19 33 (16.75%) VoIP
20 32 (16.24%) DV Cleared
21 31 (15.74%) Root Cause Analysis
21 31 (15.74%) OSPF
22 30 (15.23%) DHCP
22 30 (15.23%) SC Cleared
23 29 (14.72%) Microsoft
24 28 (14.21%) SNMP
25 27 (13.71%) HP

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 12 (6.09%) Elasticsearch
1 12 (6.09%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (4.06%) MS Visio
2 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (9.64%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 95 (48.22%) Firewall
2 87 (44.16%) LAN
3 85 (43.15%) WAN
4 59 (29.95%) Network Security
5 57 (28.93%) Wireless
6 48 (24.37%) TCP/IP
7 37 (18.78%) VPN
8 35 (17.77%) BGP
9 34 (17.26%) DNS
10 33 (16.75%) VoIP
11 31 (15.74%) OSPF
12 30 (15.23%) DHCP
13 28 (14.21%) SNMP
14 25 (12.69%) Cisco ASA
14 25 (12.69%) EIGRP
15 24 (12.18%) MPLS
16 18 (9.14%) Cisco Nexus
16 18 (9.14%) SAN
17 15 (7.61%) Broadband
17 15 (7.61%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (2.54%) MySQL
2 4 (2.03%) MariaDB
3 3 (1.52%) Power BI
4 2 (1.02%) Redis
5 1 (0.51%) Big Data
5 1 (0.51%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (2.03%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (6.09%) Finance
2 7 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.02%) French Language
3 2 (1.02%) German Language
3 2 (1.02%) Legal
4 1 (0.51%) Advertising
4 1 (0.51%) Billing
4 1 (0.51%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.51%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.51%) Retail
Job Titles
1 89 (45.18%) Network Engineer
2 25 (12.69%) Cisco Engineer
3 19 (9.64%) Analyst
4 18 (9.14%) Support Engineer
5 17 (8.63%) Network Support
6 16 (8.12%) Network Support Engineer
7 15 (7.61%) Consultant
8 14 (7.11%) Linux Engineer
9 13 (6.60%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 11 (5.58%) Operations Engineer
10 11 (5.58%) Windows Engineer
11 10 (5.08%) DevOps Engineer
11 10 (5.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 10 (5.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 10 (5.08%) Network Analyst
11 10 (5.08%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
11 10 (5.08%) Windows DevOps Engineer
12 9 (4.57%) Architect
12 9 (4.57%) Security Engineer
12 9 (4.57%) Senior Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (7.61%) 802.1X
2 3 (1.52%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (1.52%) LAMP
3 2 (1.02%) Web Services
3 2 (1.02%) XML
4 1 (0.51%) .NET
4 1 (0.51%) JSON
4 1 (0.51%) REST
4 1 (0.51%) RESTful
4 1 (0.51%) SOAP
4 1 (0.51%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 53 (26.90%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.61%) User Experience
3 13 (6.60%) Clustering
4 12 (6.09%) CMDB
4 12 (6.09%) Replication
5 8 (4.06%) Computer Science
6 6 (3.05%) PKI
7 5 (2.54%) Analytical Skills
7 5 (2.54%) Management Information System
8 4 (2.03%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (2.03%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.52%) BYOD
9 3 (1.52%) NHS
10 2 (1.02%) Cyber Attack
10 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Storage
11 1 (0.51%) Derivative
11 1 (0.51%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.51%) MPEG
11 1 (0.51%) Private Cloud
11 1 (0.51%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 43 (21.83%) Linux
2 39 (19.80%) Windows
3 16 (8.12%) CentOS
3 16 (8.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 16 (8.12%) Windows Server
4 15 (7.61%) Unix
4 15 (7.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (2.03%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.52%) Debian
8 2 (1.02%) Solaris
9 1 (0.51%) Data ONTAP
9 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.51%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.51%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (26.40%) Network Design
2 46 (23.35%) ITIL
3 31 (15.74%) Root Cause Analysis
4 27 (13.71%) Cybersecurity
5 22 (11.17%) Network Management
6 21 (10.66%) Information Security
7 20 (10.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 16 (8.12%) Migration
8 16 (8.12%) Open Source
8 16 (8.12%) Performance Monitoring
9 14 (7.11%) Application Performance Monitoring
9 14 (7.11%) Patch Management
9 14 (7.11%) Performance Management
10 12 (6.09%) Visualisation
11 11 (5.58%) Compliance Management
11 11 (5.58%) DevOps
11 11 (5.58%) Load Balancing
12 10 (5.08%) Change Management
12 10 (5.08%) Network Optimisation
13 9 (4.57%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (8.12%) Bash Shell
2 15 (7.61%) PowerShell
3 9 (4.57%) C
3 9 (4.57%) Python
4 8 (4.06%) Perl
5 5 (2.54%) Korn
6 3 (1.52%) C-shell
6 3 (1.52%) PHP
7 2 (1.02%) Java
7 2 (1.02%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.02%) SQL
8 1 (0.51%) C++
8 1 (0.51%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.51%) VB
8 1 (0.51%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 77 (39.09%) Cisco Certification
2 64 (32.49%) Security Cleared
3 53 (26.90%) CCNP
4 35 (17.77%) CCNA
5 32 (16.24%) DV Cleared
6 30 (15.23%) SC Cleared
7 13 (6.60%) CCIE
8 10 (5.08%) Degree
9 7 (3.55%) JNCIS
10 5 (2.54%) JNCIA
10 5 (2.54%) JNCIP
11 4 (2.03%) CCSA
12 3 (1.52%) CISSP
12 3 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.52%) HNC
12 3 (1.52%) JNCIE
13 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
13 2 (1.02%) SANS
13 2 (1.02%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.54%) SLA
2 3 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.02%) PMO
4 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 21 (10.66%) Hyper-V
2 11 (5.58%) Samba
2 11 (5.58%) VMware ESXi
3 9 (4.57%) Active Directory
4 7 (3.55%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.03%) NFS
6 3 (1.52%) Openswan
6 3 (1.52%) pfSense
7 1 (0.51%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 16 (8.12%) Nagios
2 14 (7.11%) SolarWinds Orion
2 14 (7.11%) WMI
3 11 (5.58%) Cacti
3 11 (5.58%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (4.57%) QRadar
5 7 (3.55%) Cisco Prime
6 4 (2.03%) OpenView
6 4 (2.03%) SCOM
6 4 (2.03%) WhatsUp Gold
7 3 (1.52%) Kibana
7 3 (1.52%) logstash
7 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.52%) Nessus
7 3 (1.52%) SCCM
7 3 (1.52%) SCDPM
8 2 (1.02%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.02%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.02%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.51%) Cisco UCCX
Vendors
1 127 (64.47%) Cisco
2 58 (29.44%) SolarWinds
3 43 (21.83%) Juniper
4 29 (14.72%) Microsoft
5 27 (13.71%) HP
6 22 (11.17%) CheckPoint
6 22 (11.17%) VMware
7 20 (10.15%) Citrix
7 20 (10.15%) Palo Alto
7 20 (10.15%) Splunk
8 19 (9.64%) Fortinet
9 17 (8.63%) BMC
10 16 (8.12%) F5
10 16 (8.12%) Riverbed
11 15 (7.61%) AppDynamics
12 11 (5.58%) Mitel
12 11 (5.58%) Red Hat
13 10 (5.08%) Arista
13 10 (5.08%) Remedy
14 8 (4.06%) Aruba