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 22 March 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.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Network Monitoring
UK
Rank 513 503 505
Rank change year-on-year -10 +2  
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 73 127 107
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.29% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 90 55
Median daily rate £394 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +10.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +28.67% -2.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 6
Median hourly rate - £14.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.08%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £14.00 £12.00
% change year-on-year - +16.66%  

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 36922 43751 41629
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.12% 82.86% 79.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 24340 28690 25778
Median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £409 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +2.25% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 929 1113 1192
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +36.36%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -7.69% +30.00%  

Network Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Network Monitoring as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

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 22 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Network Monitoring.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Network Monitoring in the UK

Network Monitoring
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 Monitoring within the UK over the 3 months to 22 March 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 -9 68 £400 - 27
London -30 26 £350 -16.66% 12
North West +46 20 £450 +34.32% 4
Manchester +27 19 £450 +33.33% 3
Salford - 13 £450 -
South East +3 9 £500 +47.05% 2
East of England -6 5 £195 -16.84% 1
Stevenage +1 4 £195 -16.84%
South West -3 4 - - 2
Hertfordshire -9 4 £195 -16.84% 1
Gloucestershire +1 3 - - 1
Gloucester 0 3 - -
City of London -2 3 £338 -25.00% 5
Milton Keynes - 3 £525 -
Oxford - 3 £450 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £525 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £450 -
Berkshire +15 2 £456 -13.91%
Reading - 2 £456 -
Paddington - 2 £350 -
Yorkshire +11 1 £400 +88.23% 2
Harrow +2 1 £438 +4.16%
Northamptonshire +1 1 £525 +75.00%
East Midlands -2 1 £525 +75.00% 1
Bristol -2 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Glamorgan - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 £215 -
Scotland - 1 £215 -
Wales - 1 - -

Network Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 March 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.

1 102 (60.71%) Firewall
2 90 (53.57%) WAN
3 85 (50.60%) LAN
4 77 (45.83%) Cisco
5 73 (43.45%) TCP/IP
6 67 (39.88%) Cisco Certification
7 62 (36.90%) VPN
8 59 (35.12%) Windows
9 56 (33.33%) Unix
10 54 (32.14%) Linux
11 53 (31.55%) Wireless
12 49 (29.17%) Network Security
13 48 (28.57%) Security Cleared
14 41 (24.40%) CCNP
14 41 (24.40%) SC Cleared
15 37 (22.02%) DNS
16 36 (21.43%) ITIL
16 36 (21.43%) Juniper
17 35 (20.83%) VoIP
18 33 (19.64%) DHCP
19 32 (19.05%) Network Design
19 32 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
20 31 (18.45%) CCNA
21 30 (17.86%) MPLS
21 30 (17.86%) BGP
22 29 (17.26%) Vulnerability Management
22 29 (17.26%) Patch Management
23 28 (16.67%) CISSP
23 28 (16.67%) Apple
24 27 (16.07%) Vulnerability Assessment

Network Monitoring
Top Related 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 (5.36%) Skype for Business
2 4 (2.38%) Apache
3 3 (1.79%) MS Exchange
3 3 (1.79%) Smallworld
4 2 (1.19%) IIS
4 2 (1.19%) Jetty
4 2 (1.19%) Mongrel
4 2 (1.19%) nginx
4 2 (1.19%) Tomcat
4 2 (1.19%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.60%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (2.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.19%) MS Office
3 1 (0.60%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.60%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (2.98%) Office 365
3 2 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (1.19%) Google App Engine
3 2 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (0.60%) IaaS
4 1 (0.60%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 102 (60.71%) Firewall
2 90 (53.57%) WAN
3 85 (50.60%) LAN
4 73 (43.45%) TCP/IP
5 62 (36.90%) VPN
6 53 (31.55%) Wireless
7 49 (29.17%) Network Security
8 37 (22.02%) DNS
9 35 (20.83%) VoIP
10 33 (19.64%) DHCP
11 30 (17.86%) BGP
11 30 (17.86%) MPLS
12 26 (15.48%) Cisco ASA
13 24 (14.29%) OSPF
14 21 (12.50%) ISDN
15 19 (11.31%) Broadband
16 17 (10.12%) Intrusion Detection
17 16 (9.52%) Cisco Nexus
18 15 (8.93%) Cisco IOS
18 15 (8.93%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.55%) Redis
2 6 (3.57%) SQL Server
3 3 (1.79%) Big Data
4 2 (1.19%) DB2
4 2 (1.19%) Informix
5 1 (0.60%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (1.19%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.19%) Travis CI
2 1 (0.60%) Grunt
2 1 (0.60%) Jasmine
2 1 (0.60%) JIRA
2 1 (0.60%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 15 (8.93%) Finance
2 10 (5.95%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.98%) Advertising
4 4 (2.38%) Banking
4 4 (2.38%) German Language
5 3 (1.79%) Retail
6 2 (1.19%) Corporate Banking
6 2 (1.19%) French Language
6 2 (1.19%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.60%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (33.93%) Network Engineer
2 47 (27.98%) Analyst
3 24 (14.29%) Network Support
4 21 (12.50%) Support Engineer
5 18 (10.71%) Network Support Engineer
6 17 (10.12%) Cisco Engineer
6 17 (10.12%) Network Analyst
7 16 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 11 (6.55%) Security Analyst
9 10 (5.95%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
9 10 (5.95%) Network Specialist
9 10 (5.95%) Technical Specialist
10 9 (5.36%) Architect
10 9 (5.36%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
10 9 (5.36%) Security Engineer
10 9 (5.36%) Security Specialist
11 8 (4.76%) Unix Analyst
12 7 (4.17%) Network Architect
12 7 (4.17%) Network Security Engineer
12 7 (4.17%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (13.10%) Elastic Stack
2 13 (7.74%) 802.1X
3 11 (6.55%) Web Services
4 7 (4.17%) RESTful
5 4 (2.38%) .NET
5 4 (2.38%) SAML
6 3 (1.79%) J2EE
7 2 (1.19%) CSS
7 2 (1.19%) Regular Expression
7 2 (1.19%) Servlets
8 1 (0.60%) Ajax
8 1 (0.60%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.60%) CSS3
8 1 (0.60%) Ext JS
8 1 (0.60%) HTML
8 1 (0.60%) HTML5
8 1 (0.60%) jQuery
8 1 (0.60%) Middleware
8 1 (0.60%) Sencha Touch
8 1 (0.60%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.10%) Data Centre
2 21 (12.50%) Management Information System
3 13 (7.74%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.95%) Clustering
5 9 (5.36%) Enterprise Storage
5 9 (5.36%) Security Operations Centre
6 7 (4.17%) Cyber Attack
6 7 (4.17%) Replication
7 5 (2.98%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.38%) Derivative
8 4 (2.38%) Private Cloud
8 4 (2.38%) User Experience
9 3 (1.79%) Computer Science
10 2 (1.19%) Cyberthreat
10 2 (1.19%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.19%) Fat Client
10 2 (1.19%) iPad
10 2 (1.19%) PKI
10 2 (1.19%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 59 (35.12%) Windows
2 56 (33.33%) Unix
3 54 (32.14%) Linux
4 11 (6.55%) Windows Server
5 9 (5.36%) CentOS
5 9 (5.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (5.36%) Solaris
6 8 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.79%) Data ONTAP
9 2 (1.19%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.19%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.60%) Android
10 1 (0.60%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.60%) VyOS
10 1 (0.60%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (21.43%) ITIL
2 32 (19.05%) Cybersecurity
2 32 (19.05%) Network Design
3 29 (17.26%) Patch Management
3 29 (17.26%) Vulnerability Management
4 27 (16.07%) Information Security
4 27 (16.07%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 22 (13.10%) Network Management
6 19 (11.31%) Security Operations
6 19 (11.31%) SIEM
7 14 (8.33%) Case Management
7 14 (8.33%) Load Balancing
7 14 (8.33%) Open Source
8 12 (7.14%) DevOps
8 12 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
9 10 (5.95%) Project Management
9 10 (5.95%) Security Monitoring
10 9 (5.36%) Change Management
10 9 (5.36%) Configuration Management
10 9 (5.36%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 20 (11.90%) Python
2 12 (7.14%) Java
3 11 (6.55%) Perl
3 11 (6.55%) PowerShell
4 9 (5.36%) Bash Shell
4 9 (5.36%) SQL
5 7 (4.17%) Korn
6 6 (3.57%) C
7 4 (2.38%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.19%) C++
9 1 (0.60%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.60%) Lisp
9 1 (0.60%) PHP
9 1 (0.60%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 67 (39.88%) Cisco Certification
2 48 (28.57%) Security Cleared
3 41 (24.40%) CCNP
3 41 (24.40%) SC Cleared
4 31 (18.45%) CCNA
5 28 (16.67%) CISSP
6 27 (16.07%) SANS
7 26 (15.48%) SSCP
8 19 (11.31%) DV Cleared
9 6 (3.57%) Degree
10 5 (2.98%) CCSA
11 4 (2.38%) CCIE
11 4 (2.38%) GCIH
11 4 (2.38%) MCP
12 3 (1.79%) CEH
12 3 (1.79%) GCFA
12 3 (1.79%) JNCIA
12 3 (1.79%) JNCIP
13 2 (1.19%) JNCIE
13 2 (1.19%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.19%) QA
2 2 (1.19%) SLA
3 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.60%) PMO
System Software
1 20 (11.90%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (7.74%) Hyper-V
4 3 (1.79%) NFS
4 3 (1.79%) ProxySG
4 3 (1.79%) Snort
5 2 (1.19%) Xen
5 2 (1.19%) XenServer
6 1 (0.60%) BIND 9
6 1 (0.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (14.88%) QRadar
2 16 (9.52%) Nagios
3 11 (6.55%) Kibana
3 11 (6.55%) logstash
4 9 (5.36%) NetBackup
5 8 (4.76%) Puppet
6 6 (3.57%) Cisco UCCX
6 6 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (3.57%) RSA enVision
6 6 (3.57%) SCOM
7 4 (2.38%) Ansible
7 4 (2.38%) Salt
8 3 (1.79%) Amdocs OSS
8 3 (1.79%) Nessus
8 3 (1.79%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 3 (1.79%) OVSD
8 3 (1.79%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.79%) WhatsUp Gold
9 2 (1.19%) OpenView
10 1 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 77 (45.83%) Cisco
2 36 (21.43%) Juniper
3 28 (16.67%) Apple
4 24 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 24 (14.29%) Splunk
5 23 (13.69%) IBM
5 23 (13.69%) LogRhythm
5 23 (13.69%) VMware
6 22 (13.10%) SolarWinds
7 15 (8.93%) Microsoft
8 14 (8.33%) Palo Alto
9 13 (7.74%) Citrix
9 13 (7.74%) F5
9 13 (7.74%) HP
10 11 (6.55%) Fortinet
11 10 (5.95%) Aruba
12 8 (4.76%) NetApp
13 5 (2.98%) CommVault
13 5 (2.98%) EMC
13 5 (2.98%) Intel Security
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