Period
to 24 July 2021

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 24 July 2021 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
24 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 597 456 686
Rank change year-on-year -141 +230 +30
Contract jobs citing SNMP 153 118 185
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.89% 2.39% 1.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 101 69 111
10th Percentile £325 £313 £310
25th Percentile £400 £363 £357
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +11.76% -
75th Percentile £560 £540 £509
90th Percentile £603 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +0.95% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 19 15
10th Percentile £20.43 £19.25 £24.85
25th Percentile £34.94 £23.13 £37.75
Median hourly rate £39.75 £39.77 £42.50
Median % change year-on-year -0.05% -6.42% -
75th Percentile £49.24 £46.13 £48.13
90th Percentile £56.80 £47.83 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.50 £32.75 £45.00
% change year-on-year +20.61% -27.22% +16.88%

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 8,090 4,939 11,741
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.36% 13.16% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,174 3,025 7,358
10th Percentile £238 £200 £200
25th Percentile £359 £322 £319
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £440 £425
Median % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% -
75th Percentile £550 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £638 £608
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 370 250 557
10th Percentile £12.00 £14.23 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £17.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £22.50
Median % change year-on-year -25.00% +33.33% +18.14%
75th Percentile £50.00 £46.25 £44.80
90th Percentile £64.55 £53.08 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £21.08
% change year-on-year - -5.10% +10.92%

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 24 July 2021.

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 24 July 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for SNMP in the UK

SNMP
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 SNMP within the UK over the 6 months to 24 July 2021. 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
UK excluding London -44 101 £480 +0.95% 33
England -153 92 £513 +7.89% 39
South East -41 39 £513 +7.89% 14
Work from Home -243 33 £513 -6.82% 7
London -152 23 £450 -10.00% 14
Wales +8 18 £480 -4.10% 6
Scotland -43 17 £375 +149.17% 2
East of England -13 10 £750 +43.88% 3
South West -8 8 £650 +36.84%
Midlands -31 5 £999 +256.79% 2
North of England -39 4 £475 -9.52% 6
East Midlands -14 3 £999 +375.71%
North West -26 2 £463 -11.90% 5
West Midlands -38 2 - - 2
Yorkshire - 2 £525 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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 65 (42.48%) Security Cleared
2 62 (40.52%) Cisco
3 59 (38.56%) Windows
4 57 (37.25%) TCP/IP
5 56 (36.60%) Firewall
6 52 (33.99%) Cisco Certification
7 51 (33.33%) SC Cleared
8 46 (30.07%) Social Skills
9 45 (29.41%) VPN
9 45 (29.41%) Linux
10 43 (28.10%) DNS
11 38 (24.84%) VMware
12 37 (24.18%) CCNP
13 34 (22.22%) Windows Server
14 31 (20.26%) Data Centre
15 28 (18.30%) Network Management
15 28 (18.30%) Configuration Management
16 26 (16.99%) CCNA
16 26 (16.99%) SMTP
16 26 (16.99%) DHCP
17 25 (16.34%) SQL
17 25 (16.34%) MPLS
17 25 (16.34%) Network Design
17 25 (16.34%) DevOps
18 24 (15.69%) Network Security
18 24 (15.69%) BGP
19 23 (15.03%) LDAP
19 23 (15.03%) Ansible
19 23 (15.03%) SIEM
19 23 (15.03%) VMware Infrastructure

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 13 (8.50%) Confluence
2 6 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (3.27%) CICS
3 5 (3.27%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (0.65%) Apache
5 1 (0.65%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.65%) IIS
5 1 (0.65%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.65%) WebSphere
Applications
1 22 (14.38%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (5.88%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.96%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.65%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.92%) AWS
1 6 (3.92%) Azure
2 5 (3.27%) Akamai
2 5 (3.27%) Microsoft 365
3 2 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (1.31%) SaaS
3 2 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.65%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 1 (0.65%) Azure Sentinel
4 1 (0.65%) GitHub
4 1 (0.65%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 57 (37.25%) TCP/IP
2 56 (36.60%) Firewall
3 45 (29.41%) VPN
4 43 (28.10%) DNS
5 26 (16.99%) DHCP
5 26 (16.99%) SMTP
6 25 (16.34%) MPLS
7 24 (15.69%) BGP
7 24 (15.69%) Network Security
8 20 (13.07%) HTTP
9 19 (12.42%) VLAN
10 18 (11.76%) HSRP
10 18 (11.76%) IPv4
10 18 (11.76%) SSH
10 18 (11.76%) VRRP
10 18 (11.76%) WAN
11 17 (11.11%) Cisco IOS
11 17 (11.11%) FTP
11 17 (11.11%) LAN
11 17 (11.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (6.54%) PostgreSQL
1 10 (6.54%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.23%) Oracle Database
3 5 (3.27%) MySQL
4 2 (1.31%) MariaDB
4 2 (1.31%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.31%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.65%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (13.07%) Rational DOORS
2 12 (7.84%) JIRA
3 6 (3.92%) StarTeam
4 5 (3.27%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.31%) Bitbucket
5 2 (1.31%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.31%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.65%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.65%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.65%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 46 (30.07%) Social Skills
2 14 (9.15%) Telecoms
3 12 (7.84%) Military
3 12 (7.84%) Retail
4 9 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.61%) Finance
5 4 (2.61%) Organisational Skills
5 4 (2.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (2.61%) Public Sector
6 3 (1.96%) Law
7 1 (0.65%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.65%) Documentation Skills
7 1 (0.65%) Legal
7 1 (0.65%) Public Speaking
Job Titles
1 56 (36.60%) Network Engineer
2 22 (14.38%) Design Engineer
3 19 (12.42%) Network Design Engineer
4 14 (9.15%) Consultant
5 13 (8.50%) Cisco Engineer
5 13 (8.50%) IP Design Engineer
5 13 (8.50%) IP Engineer
5 13 (8.50%) IP Network Engineer
5 13 (8.50%) Security Engineer
6 12 (7.84%) Developer
7 10 (6.54%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 9 (5.88%) Architect
8 9 (5.88%) C# Developer
8 9 (5.88%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 7 (4.58%) Analyst
9 7 (4.58%) CyberArk Consultant
9 7 (4.58%) Information Security Engineer
9 7 (4.58%) Systems Engineer
10 6 (3.92%) Software Engineer
11 5 (3.27%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.03%) LDAP
2 14 (9.15%) .NET
2 14 (9.15%) .NET Framework
3 13 (8.50%) 802.1X
4 9 (5.88%) JSON
5 6 (3.92%) SAML
5 6 (3.92%) Web Services
6 5 (3.27%) XML
7 4 (2.61%) SOAP
8 2 (1.31%) Flash
8 2 (1.31%) Kafka
8 2 (1.31%) KML
8 2 (1.31%) Protocol Buffers
8 2 (1.31%) REST
8 2 (1.31%) TensorFlow
8 2 (1.31%) Universal Windows Platform
8 2 (1.31%) WebSockets
8 2 (1.31%) WinForms
9 1 (0.65%) Node.js
9 1 (0.65%) RFC 2544
Miscellaneous
1 31 (20.26%) Data Centre
2 17 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
3 12 (7.84%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.58%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (3.92%) Mainframe
6 5 (3.27%) Cloud Native
7 4 (2.61%) Clustering
8 3 (1.96%) CMDB
8 3 (1.96%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.96%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.31%) PKI
9 2 (1.31%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.31%) Replication
9 2 (1.31%) Smart Home
10 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
10 1 (0.65%) AS400
10 1 (0.65%) Blog
10 1 (0.65%) Data Structures
10 1 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 59 (38.56%) Windows
2 45 (29.41%) Linux
3 34 (22.22%) Windows Server
4 15 (9.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 15 (9.80%) Unix
5 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (3.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (3.27%) zOS
6 4 (2.61%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (2.61%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (1.96%) Oracle Linux
7 3 (1.96%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.31%) CentOS
8 2 (1.31%) Debian
8 2 (1.31%) FreeRTOS
8 2 (1.31%) OpenVMS
8 2 (1.31%) ThreadX
8 2 (1.31%) VMS
9 1 (0.65%) Embedded Linux
9 1 (0.65%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (18.30%) Configuration Management
1 28 (18.30%) Network Management
2 25 (16.34%) DevOps
2 25 (16.34%) Network Design
3 23 (15.03%) SIEM
4 20 (13.07%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (10.46%) Load Balancing
5 16 (10.46%) Requirements Management
6 15 (9.80%) Kalman Filter
7 14 (9.15%) OO
7 14 (9.15%) OOA/OOD
7 14 (9.15%) Test Planning
7 14 (9.15%) UML
8 13 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (8.50%) Customer Requirements
8 13 (8.50%) Software Engineering
9 12 (7.84%) Computer Science
9 12 (7.84%) Migration
10 11 (7.19%) ITSM
10 11 (7.19%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.34%) SQL
2 18 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 18 (11.76%) Python
3 16 (10.46%) C#
4 14 (9.15%) Perl
5 9 (5.88%) PHP
6 6 (3.92%) C++
6 6 (3.92%) PL/SQL
7 5 (3.27%) C
8 4 (2.61%) Bash Shell
9 3 (1.96%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.31%) JavaScript
10 2 (1.31%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.65%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.65%) Java
11 1 (0.65%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 65 (42.48%) Security Cleared
2 52 (33.99%) Cisco Certification
3 51 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 37 (24.18%) CCNP
5 26 (16.99%) CCNA
6 21 (13.73%) CCIE
7 18 (11.76%) Degree
8 14 (9.15%) CCIE Service Provider
8 14 (9.15%) DV Cleared
9 10 (6.54%) Computer Science Degree
9 10 (6.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (1.96%) HNC
11 2 (1.31%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.31%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.31%) CCDP
11 2 (1.31%) CCIP
11 2 (1.31%) LPIC
11 2 (1.31%) RHCE
11 2 (1.31%) RHCT
12 1 (0.65%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.50%) QA
2 8 (5.23%) SLA
3 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (15.03%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (13.73%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.88%) vSphere
4 8 (5.23%) Hyper-V
5 6 (3.92%) VMware NSX
6 3 (1.96%) Snort
6 3 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.31%) Docker
7 2 (1.31%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (15.03%) Ansible
2 13 (8.50%) Puppet
3 12 (7.84%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (5.23%) HP NNM
4 8 (5.23%) Netcool
5 6 (3.92%) Failover Clustering
5 6 (3.92%) Grafana
5 6 (3.92%) Nagios
6 5 (3.27%) Fluentd
6 5 (3.27%) Kibana
6 5 (3.27%) Prometheus
6 5 (3.27%) vCenter Server
6 5 (3.27%) vRealize
7 3 (1.96%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.31%) HP ALM
8 2 (1.31%) ITRS Geneos
8 2 (1.31%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 2 (1.31%) Netcool/Webtop
8 2 (1.31%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.31%) Xymon
Vendors
1 62 (40.52%) Cisco
2 38 (24.84%) VMware
3 20 (13.07%) Microsoft
4 17 (11.11%) Splunk
5 16 (10.46%) Oracle
6 13 (8.50%) Nokia
6 13 (8.50%) Zscaler
7 12 (7.84%) HP
8 11 (7.19%) ArcSight
8 11 (7.19%) CyberArk
9 10 (6.54%) Juniper
9 10 (6.54%) Micro Focus
10 8 (5.23%) SolarWinds
11 7 (4.58%) F5
11 7 (4.58%) IBM
11 7 (4.58%) Neustar
11 7 (4.58%) Palo Alto
12 6 (3.92%) CheckPoint
12 6 (3.92%) Dell
12 6 (3.92%) Remedy