Period
to 20 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for SNMP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SNMP over the 6 months to 20 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.

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
UK
6 months to
20 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 425 656 695
Rank change year-on-year +231 +39 +22
Contract jobs citing SNMP 106 163 204
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.34% 0.19% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.54% 1.45% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 102 114
Median daily rate £450 £450 £407
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.70% +8.40%
10th Percentile £314 £281 £300
90th Percentile £574 £549 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.50% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 22
Median hourly rate £33.25 £41.12 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.14% -4.37% +7.50%
10th Percentile £18.58 £16.25 £16.63
90th Percentile £40.00 £51.13 £49.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £17.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year +80.00% -61.11% +12.50%

SNMP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 4,173 11,203 13,466
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.25% 13.27% 13.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,395 6,751 8,100
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £213 £195 £200
90th Percentile £625 £600 £605
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 611 659
Median hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +57.89% -1.30%
10th Percentile £14.30 £13.75 £12.20
90th Percentile £54.80 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year +47.37% +25.00% -2.56%

SNMP
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SNMP in the UK

SNMP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for SNMP in the UK

SNMP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SNMP over the 6 months to 20 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SNMP in the UK

SNMP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for SNMP in the UK

SNMP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing SNMP over the 6 months to 20 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for SNMP in the UK

SNMP
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SNMP within the UK over the 6 months to 20 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 +242 97 £450 - 19
UK excluding London +234 54 £450 +12.50% 14
London +183 45 £450 - 7
South East +178 26 £450 +18.03% 6
Work from Home -81 21 £450 +38.46% 3
East of England +93 10 £450 +56.52% 1
North of England +121 7 £533 +42.00%
North West +96 7 £533 -
South West +111 6 £308 -31.67% 2
Midlands +61 3 £525 - 3
Scotland +68 2 - - 2
West Midlands +51 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 20 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SNMP 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 SNMP.

1 64 (60.38%) Firewall
2 52 (49.06%) Linux
3 48 (45.28%) Windows
4 43 (40.57%) DNS
4 43 (40.57%) Security Cleared
5 38 (35.85%) SC Cleared
6 36 (33.96%) TCP/IP
6 36 (33.96%) VPN
7 35 (33.02%) VLAN
8 34 (32.08%) VMware
8 34 (32.08%) Git (software)
9 33 (31.13%) LAN
9 33 (31.13%) WAN
10 32 (30.19%) Cisco
11 31 (29.25%) JIRA
12 30 (28.30%) VMware Infrastructure
13 29 (27.36%) Unix
13 29 (27.36%) Python
13 29 (27.36%) OSPF
14 28 (26.42%) BGP
14 28 (26.42%) Oracle
14 28 (26.42%) Bash Shell
14 28 (26.42%) Splunk
15 27 (25.47%) MPLS
16 24 (22.64%) Cisco Certification
16 24 (22.64%) DHCP
17 23 (21.70%) SQL
17 23 (21.70%) Network Security
17 23 (21.70%) Jenkins
17 23 (21.70%) Ansible

SNMP
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 6 (5.66%) Apache
2 5 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (2.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.89%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.94%) CMS
5 1 (0.94%) Confluence
5 1 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.94%) iPlanet
5 1 (0.94%) JBoss
5 1 (0.94%) Liferay
5 1 (0.94%) nginx
5 1 (0.94%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.77%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.83%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Oracle Applications
1 2 (1.89%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (1.89%) Oracle ERP
1 2 (1.89%) Siebel CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (15.09%) GitHub
2 14 (13.21%) Azure
3 13 (12.26%) PaaS
3 13 (12.26%) SaaS
4 9 (8.49%) AWS
5 7 (6.60%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (3.77%) Office 365
7 2 (1.89%) Datadog
7 2 (1.89%) GCP
7 2 (1.89%) IaaS
7 2 (1.89%) Power Platform
8 1 (0.94%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (0.94%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (0.94%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 64 (60.38%) Firewall
2 43 (40.57%) DNS
3 36 (33.96%) TCP/IP
3 36 (33.96%) VPN
4 35 (33.02%) VLAN
5 33 (31.13%) LAN
5 33 (31.13%) WAN
6 29 (27.36%) OSPF
7 28 (26.42%) BGP
8 27 (25.47%) MPLS
9 24 (22.64%) DHCP
10 23 (21.70%) Network Security
11 22 (20.75%) Internet
12 18 (16.98%) TACACS
13 17 (16.04%) IPsec
14 16 (15.09%) Reverse Proxy
15 15 (14.15%) SMTP
16 14 (13.21%) EIGRP
17 13 (12.26%) SSL
18 10 (9.43%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.60%) MySQL
2 5 (4.72%) Neo4j
2 5 (4.72%) NoSQL
2 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.83%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.89%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.89%) Cosmos DB
4 2 (1.89%) DB2
4 2 (1.89%) Geospatial Data
4 2 (1.89%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.89%) OLTP
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle BI EE
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (1.89%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (1.89%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.89%) Power BI
5 1 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
5 1 (0.94%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 34 (32.08%) Git (software)
2 31 (29.25%) JIRA
3 23 (21.70%) Jenkins
4 16 (15.09%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 16 (15.09%) GitLab
5 12 (11.32%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.89%) Ant
6 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio
6 2 (1.89%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.94%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 12 (11.32%) Finance
2 9 (8.49%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.55%) Banking
4 7 (6.60%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.89%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.94%) German Language
Job Titles
1 30 (28.30%) Network Engineer
2 16 (15.09%) Consultant
3 12 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (10.38%) Cloud Engineer
5 8 (7.55%) DevOps Engineer
5 8 (7.55%) Senior Network Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) Architect
7 5 (4.72%) Analyst
7 5 (4.72%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 5 (4.72%) Network Architect
7 5 (4.72%) Tivoli Consultant
8 4 (3.77%) Developer
8 4 (3.77%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Security Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) Network Analyst
9 3 (2.83%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) Support Engineer
9 3 (2.83%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (20.75%) Elastic Stack
2 18 (16.98%) REST
3 16 (15.09%) gRPC
3 16 (15.09%) RESTful
3 16 (15.09%) Swagger
4 12 (11.32%) SOAP
5 7 (6.60%) 802.1X
5 7 (6.60%) LDAP
6 5 (4.72%) CORBA
6 5 (4.72%) Kafka
6 5 (4.72%) LAMP
7 4 (3.77%) .NET
7 4 (3.77%) XML
8 3 (2.83%) Memcached
9 2 (1.89%) JSON
9 2 (1.89%) OAuth
9 2 (1.89%) OpenID
9 2 (1.89%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (1.89%) Web Services
9 2 (1.89%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 17 (16.04%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.43%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (7.55%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.77%) Replication
5 3 (2.83%) Clustering
5 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.83%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.89%) Cloud Native
6 2 (1.89%) IPTV
6 2 (1.89%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.89%) Over-the-Top Content
6 2 (1.89%) Public Cloud
6 2 (1.89%) Social Media
6 2 (1.89%) Video\Live Streaming
7 1 (0.94%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.94%) PKI
7 1 (0.94%) STB
7 1 (0.94%) User Experience
7 1 (0.94%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 52 (49.06%) Linux
2 48 (45.28%) Windows
3 29 (27.36%) Unix
4 23 (21.70%) Windows Server
5 18 (16.98%) CentOS
5 18 (16.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (16.98%) Windows Server 2016
6 16 (15.09%) Windows 10
7 4 (3.77%) Check Point GAiA
7 4 (3.77%) Windows Server 2019
8 2 (1.89%) AIX
8 2 (1.89%) Debian
8 2 (1.89%) Oracle Linux
8 2 (1.89%) Solaris
8 2 (1.89%) VMS
8 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.94%) Android
9 1 (0.94%) webOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (19.81%) Configuration Management
2 20 (18.87%) Migration
3 19 (17.92%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (16.98%) Microservices
4 18 (16.98%) Network Virtualisation
5 16 (15.09%) Continuous Deployment
5 16 (15.09%) DevOps
5 16 (15.09%) Infrastructure as Code
6 15 (14.15%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (14.15%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (13.21%) Load Balancing
8 12 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (11.32%) Network Monitoring
9 10 (9.43%) SDLC
10 8 (7.55%) Dashboard Development
11 7 (6.60%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (6.60%) Network Management
11 7 (6.60%) Systems Engineering
12 6 (5.66%) SIEM
12 6 (5.66%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 29 (27.36%) Python
2 28 (26.42%) Bash Shell
3 23 (21.70%) SQL
4 21 (19.81%) Perl
5 20 (18.87%) PowerShell
5 20 (18.87%) Shell Script
6 18 (16.98%) C#
7 16 (15.09%) Go
8 13 (12.26%) C
9 7 (6.60%) Java
10 5 (4.72%) PHP
10 5 (4.72%) PL/SQL
11 3 (2.83%) C++
12 2 (1.89%) AWK
12 2 (1.89%) Jython
12 2 (1.89%) sed
12 2 (1.89%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 1 (0.94%) Embedded C++
13 1 (0.94%) Lisp
13 1 (0.94%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 43 (40.57%) Security Cleared
2 38 (35.85%) SC Cleared
3 24 (22.64%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (18.87%) CCNP
5 14 (13.21%) CCNA
6 8 (7.55%) DV Cleared
7 7 (6.60%) CCDP
7 7 (6.60%) CCIE
8 6 (5.66%) BC Cleared
8 6 (5.66%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (5.66%) Computer Science Degree
8 6 (5.66%) Degree
9 5 (4.72%) CCIP
10 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
11 1 (0.94%) CCDA
11 1 (0.94%) CCIE Routing and Switching
11 1 (0.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.94%) LPIC
11 1 (0.94%) RHCE
11 1 (0.94%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.66%) QA
2 2 (1.89%) NIST
2 2 (1.89%) SLA
3 1 (0.94%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 30 (28.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (18.87%) vSphere
3 17 (16.04%) Docker
4 12 (11.32%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (7.55%) Active Directory
6 4 (3.77%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.77%) Squid
7 2 (1.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 2 (1.89%) NFS
7 2 (1.89%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.89%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.89%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.89%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.94%) Firmware
8 1 (0.94%) oVirt
8 1 (0.94%) Postfix
8 1 (0.94%) RHEV
8 1 (0.94%) Sendmail
8 1 (0.94%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 23 (21.70%) Ansible
1 23 (21.70%) Kubernetes
2 19 (17.92%) Puppet
3 18 (16.98%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (16.98%) Terraform
4 17 (16.04%) ZABBIX
5 16 (15.09%) Grafana
5 16 (15.09%) Packer
5 16 (15.09%) Prometheus
6 15 (14.15%) Netcool
7 10 (9.43%) HP ALM
7 10 (9.43%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 10 (9.43%) Netcool/Webtop
7 10 (9.43%) Tivoli
8 6 (5.66%) Cisco CUCM
9 4 (3.77%) CA Spectrum
9 4 (3.77%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (3.77%) Data Guard
10 3 (2.83%) Cisco Prime
10 3 (2.83%) Nagios
Vendors
1 34 (32.08%) VMware
2 32 (30.19%) Cisco
3 28 (26.42%) Oracle
3 28 (26.42%) Splunk
4 22 (20.75%) Dell
5 19 (17.92%) CheckPoint
6 17 (16.04%) Juniper
7 16 (15.09%) Atlassian
7 16 (15.09%) EMC
8 15 (14.15%) HP
9 14 (13.21%) F5
10 13 (12.26%) IBM
11 12 (11.32%) Microsoft
12 8 (7.55%) SolarWinds
13 7 (6.60%) Meraki
13 7 (6.60%) Palo Alto
14 6 (5.66%) Infoblox
14 6 (5.66%) SevOne
15 5 (4.72%) CA
15 5 (4.72%) Fortinet