Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 472 630 678
Rank change year-on-year +158 +48 +40
Contract jobs citing Network Monitoring 59 185 223
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.22% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.21% 0.25% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 107 95
Median daily rate £413 £415 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.60% +10.67% -6.54%
10th Percentile £250 £266 £255
90th Percentile £540 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £404 £350
% change year-on-year +2.17% +15.36% -18.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 7
Median hourly rate £38.50 £26.43 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.68% -7.27% -15.68%
10th Percentile £35.00 £15.77 £12.60
90th Percentile £47.90 £51.13 £43.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £20.11 £16.50
% change year-on-year +91.49% +21.85% -

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 27,471 73,513 89,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.39% 86.65% 87.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 17,333 48,226 59,271
Median daily rate £475 £475 £451
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.44% +0.11%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £300
90th Percentile £668 £650 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £438 £425
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 990 2,296 2,434
Median hourly rate £35.00 £24.00 £20.90
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% +14.86% -15.81%
10th Percentile £12.30 £11.86 £11.18
90th Percentile £54.07 £53.38 £50.00
Median hourly rate £27.50 £23.00 £20.17
% change year-on-year +19.57% +14.03% -19.32%

Network Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network Monitoring in the UK

Network Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Network Monitoring.

Daily rate trend for Network Monitoring in the UK

Network Monitoring
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Network Monitoring over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Network Monitoring in the UK

Network Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Network Monitoring.

Hourly rate trend for Network Monitoring in the UK

Network Monitoring
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Network Monitoring over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Network Monitoring in the UK

Network Monitoring
Top 11 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 22 October 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 +179 57 £413 -2.37% 24
London +174 37 £388 -16.22% 5
UK excluding London +158 19 £413 +2.17% 22
South East +134 10 £413 -17.50% 7
Work from Home -85 9 £413 +37.50% 4
East of England +89 5 £435 +6.10%
North of England +100 2 £315 +5.00% 3
Yorkshire +65 2 £315 +17.10% 3
South West +107 1 - - 4
Midlands +78 1 - - 5
West Midlands +66 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 30 (50.85%) Cisco
2 29 (49.15%) Firewall
3 16 (27.12%) VPN
4 15 (25.42%) BGP
5 14 (23.73%) MPLS
5 14 (23.73%) SolarWinds
5 14 (23.73%) Data Centre
6 13 (22.03%) Azure
6 13 (22.03%) WAN
7 12 (20.34%) SNMP
7 12 (20.34%) Python
8 11 (18.64%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (18.64%) PowerShell
9 10 (16.95%) AWS
9 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
10 9 (15.25%) LAN
10 9 (15.25%) DNS
10 9 (15.25%) Windows
10 9 (15.25%) SIEM
10 9 (15.25%) Performance Monitoring
11 8 (13.56%) Cisco ASA
11 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
11 8 (13.56%) Network Security
11 8 (13.56%) IPsec
11 8 (13.56%) ITIL
11 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
11 8 (13.56%) CheckPoint
11 8 (13.56%) OSPF
12 7 (11.86%) Juniper
12 7 (11.86%) Perl

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 4 (6.78%) Apache
1 4 (6.78%) Tomcat
2 3 (5.08%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (3.39%) IIS
3 2 (3.39%) nginx
4 1 (1.69%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (8.47%) MS Visio
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (1.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (22.03%) Azure
2 10 (16.95%) AWS
3 4 (6.78%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (6.78%) Office 365
3 4 (6.78%) SaaS
4 3 (5.08%) GCP
5 2 (3.39%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (3.39%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (1.69%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.69%) Power Platform
6 1 (1.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (49.15%) Firewall
2 16 (27.12%) VPN
3 15 (25.42%) BGP
4 14 (23.73%) MPLS
5 13 (22.03%) WAN
6 12 (20.34%) SNMP
7 9 (15.25%) DNS
7 9 (15.25%) LAN
8 8 (13.56%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (13.56%) IPsec
8 8 (13.56%) Network Security
8 8 (13.56%) OSPF
8 8 (13.56%) TCP/IP
9 6 (10.17%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (8.47%) EIGRP
10 5 (8.47%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 5 (8.47%) SAN
10 5 (8.47%) SSL
10 5 (8.47%) VLAN
10 5 (8.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) Neo4j
2 3 (5.08%) NoSQL
3 2 (3.39%) Amazon Aurora
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.69%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (8.47%) Git (software)
1 5 (8.47%) Jenkins
2 2 (3.39%) JIRA
2 2 (3.39%) Maven
3 1 (1.69%) Rational DOORS
General
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
2 3 (5.08%) Legal
2 3 (5.08%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.39%) German Language
3 2 (3.39%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.69%) Banking
4 1 (1.69%) French Language
4 1 (1.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 22 (37.29%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.25%) Analyst
3 8 (13.56%) Architect
4 5 (8.47%) Network Architect
5 4 (6.78%) Monitoring Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Network Analyst
5 4 (6.78%) Network Monitoring Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Security Engineer
5 4 (6.78%) Senior Network Engineer
6 3 (5.08%) Check Point Analyst
6 3 (5.08%) Designer
6 3 (5.08%) Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Consultant
7 2 (3.39%) Full Stack Developer
7 2 (3.39%) Information Security Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Network Manager
7 2 (3.39%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (3.39%) Security Analyst
7 2 (3.39%) Senior Architect
8 1 (1.69%) Cybersecurity Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.78%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (5.08%) CORBA
2 3 (5.08%) Kafka
3 2 (3.39%) 802.1X
3 2 (3.39%) LDAP
3 2 (3.39%) Middleware
3 2 (3.39%) Regular Expression
3 2 (3.39%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.73%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.47%) RSA SecurID
3 4 (6.78%) User Experience
4 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.08%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.39%) Clustering
5 2 (3.39%) Cyberattack
5 2 (3.39%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.39%) IPTV
5 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 2 (3.39%) Over-the-Top Content
5 2 (3.39%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (3.39%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.69%) BYOD
6 1 (1.69%) CMDB
6 1 (1.69%) Digital Signage
6 1 (1.69%) NHS
6 1 (1.69%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.69%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (15.25%) Windows
2 5 (8.47%) Windows Server
3 3 (5.08%) Linux
3 3 (5.08%) Windows 7
3 3 (5.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (3.39%) Unix
4 2 (3.39%) Windows 10
4 2 (3.39%) Windows Server 2016
5 1 (1.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.69%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.69%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.25%) Performance Monitoring
1 9 (15.25%) SIEM
2 8 (13.56%) ITIL
3 7 (11.86%) Performance Management
4 6 (10.17%) Customer Engagement
4 6 (10.17%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (10.17%) Network Design
4 6 (10.17%) Network Management
4 6 (10.17%) Problem-Solving
4 6 (10.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (8.47%) Data Analysis
5 5 (8.47%) High Availability
5 5 (8.47%) Incident Management
5 5 (8.47%) Load Balancing
5 5 (8.47%) Migration
5 5 (8.47%) Network Virtualisation
5 5 (8.47%) Project Delivery
5 5 (8.47%) Threat Management
6 4 (6.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (6.78%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.34%) Python
2 11 (18.64%) PowerShell
3 7 (11.86%) Perl
3 7 (11.86%) SQL
4 3 (5.08%) Java
4 3 (5.08%) PHP
4 3 (5.08%) PL/SQL
5 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (13.56%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.17%) CCNP
4 5 (8.47%) Degree
4 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
5 4 (6.78%) CCIE
5 4 (6.78%) CCNA
6 2 (3.39%) CISSP
6 2 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
6 2 (3.39%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (1.69%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.69%) CCDE
7 1 (1.69%) CCDP
7 1 (1.69%) CCSA
7 1 (1.69%) CEH
7 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.69%) PMP
7 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (3.39%) GDPR
1 2 (3.39%) HIPAA
1 2 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.39%) QA
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
2 1 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.08%) Docker
3 2 (3.39%) DFS Replication
3 2 (3.39%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.39%) ProxySG
3 2 (3.39%) Varnish
4 1 (1.69%) KVM
4 1 (1.69%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (11.86%) Ansible
2 5 (8.47%) Kubernetes
3 4 (6.78%) Puppet
4 3 (5.08%) Kibana
4 3 (5.08%) Nagios
4 3 (5.08%) Netcool
5 2 (3.39%) Cisco Prime
5 2 (3.39%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (3.39%) Grafana
5 2 (3.39%) OPNET
5 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.39%) Rundeck
5 2 (3.39%) SCOM
5 2 (3.39%) Terraform
5 2 (3.39%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.69%) Cacti
6 1 (1.69%) logstash
6 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.69%) NetMRI
6 1 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (50.85%) Cisco
2 14 (23.73%) SolarWinds
3 10 (16.95%) Microsoft
4 8 (13.56%) CheckPoint
5 7 (11.86%) AppDynamics
5 7 (11.86%) Juniper
6 6 (10.17%) F5
6 6 (10.17%) HP
6 6 (10.17%) Splunk
7 5 (8.47%) BMC
7 5 (8.47%) Palo Alto
8 4 (6.78%) Dynatrace
8 4 (6.78%) Extreme Networks
8 4 (6.78%) Meraki
8 4 (6.78%) Riverbed
8 4 (6.78%) SevOne
9 3 (5.08%) Fortinet
9 3 (5.08%) Google
10 2 (3.39%) Blue Coat
10 2 (3.39%) EqualLogic