Period
to 16 May 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 16 May 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
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 537 508 692
Rank change year-on-year -29 +184 +9
Contract jobs citing SNMP 123 133 162
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.27% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.90% 1.96% 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 63 99
10th Percentile £320 £292 £308
25th Percentile £366 £353 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £485 £450 £413
Median % change year-on-year +7.67% +9.09% -2.94%
75th Percentile £547 £498 £488
90th Percentile £600 £541 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -5.26% +11.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 8
10th Percentile £21.88 £19.25 £15.50
25th Percentile £35.38 £20.00 £17.47
Median hourly rate £45.00 £39.77 £33.71
Median % change year-on-year +13.15% +17.99% -12.45%
75th Percentile £55.63 £47.54 £44.69
90th Percentile £61.55 £47.83 £48.33
UK excluding London median hourly rate £45.00 £36.89 £46.75
% change year-on-year +22.00% -21.10% +133.75%

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 6,460 6,801 11,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.37% 13.63% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,167 4,153 7,206
10th Percentile £225 £178 £203
25th Percentile £350 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.04%
75th Percentile £538 £525 £538
90th Percentile £625 £615 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 391 528
10th Percentile £12.94 £13.38 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.50 £16.25 £14.39
Median hourly rate £26.50 £22.50 £18.73
Median % change year-on-year +17.78% +20.16% +0.13%
75th Percentile £50.00 £46.88 £43.94
90th Percentile £63.75 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £17.46
% change year-on-year +20.51% +11.68% -4.98%

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 16 May 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 16 May 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for SNMP in the UK

SNMP
Top 13 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 16 May 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 +45 92 £450 -5.26% 29
England -42 74 £495 +10.00% 33
South East +10 44 £463 -2.63% 12
Work from Home -230 26 £500 +53.85% 5
Scotland -4 19 £343 +127.91% 3
Wales +22 11 £479 -4.20% 1
London -66 10 £433 +15.33% 7
East of England +35 8 £600 -11.11% 3
South West +45 7 £650 +89.78% 3
East Midlands +17 2 - - 1
Midlands 0 2 - - 3
North of England +23 1 - - 4
Yorkshire - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 16 May 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 63 (51.22%) Security Cleared
2 60 (48.78%) TCP/IP
3 57 (46.34%) Windows
4 53 (43.09%) Cisco
5 48 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
6 43 (34.96%) Linux
6 43 (34.96%) SC Cleared
7 42 (34.15%) VPN
8 40 (32.52%) Firewall
9 36 (29.27%) CCNP
9 36 (29.27%) Windows Server
10 32 (26.02%) CCNA
11 31 (25.20%) SMTP
11 31 (25.20%) Social Skills
12 30 (24.39%) DNS
13 28 (22.76%) VMware
14 25 (20.33%) Data Centre
15 24 (19.51%) DHCP
15 24 (19.51%) Microsoft Office
16 23 (18.70%) WAN
16 23 (18.70%) Microsoft
16 23 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
16 23 (18.70%) VLAN
17 22 (17.89%) IPsec
17 22 (17.89%) LAN
17 22 (17.89%) SIEM
17 22 (17.89%) DevOps
18 21 (17.07%) Rational DOORS
18 21 (17.07%) Load Balancing
19 20 (16.26%) FTP

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 9 (7.32%) Confluence
2 5 (4.07%) CICS
2 5 (4.07%) MS Exchange
3 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.81%) Apache
4 1 (0.81%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (0.81%) IIS
4 1 (0.81%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (19.51%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (10.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 13 (10.57%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.81%) Oracle EBS
1 1 (0.81%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.25%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (2.44%) Azure
3 2 (1.63%) Akamai
3 2 (1.63%) AWS
3 2 (1.63%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 60 (48.78%) TCP/IP
2 42 (34.15%) VPN
3 40 (32.52%) Firewall
4 31 (25.20%) SMTP
5 30 (24.39%) DNS
6 24 (19.51%) DHCP
7 23 (18.70%) VLAN
7 23 (18.70%) WAN
8 22 (17.89%) IPsec
8 22 (17.89%) LAN
9 20 (16.26%) FTP
9 20 (16.26%) MPLS
10 16 (13.01%) POP3
11 15 (12.20%) BGP
11 15 (12.20%) SSH
12 14 (11.38%) HSRP
13 13 (10.57%) Network Security
13 13 (10.57%) VRRP
14 12 (9.76%) TACACS
14 12 (9.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (9.76%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.50%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (4.88%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.63%) MySQL
5 1 (0.81%) GIS
5 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 21 (17.07%) Rational DOORS
2 15 (12.20%) JIRA
3 11 (8.94%) StarTeam
4 3 (2.44%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.44%) Rational Rhapsody
4 3 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (25.20%) Social Skills
2 8 (6.50%) Military
3 7 (5.69%) Law
4 6 (4.88%) Telecoms
5 5 (4.07%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (4.07%) Public Sector
6 4 (3.25%) Pharmaceutical
7 3 (2.44%) Documentation Skills
7 3 (2.44%) Retail
8 2 (1.63%) Aerospace
8 2 (1.63%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (0.81%) Finance
9 1 (0.81%) Legal
9 1 (0.81%) Police
9 1 (0.81%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 42 (34.15%) Network Engineer
2 14 (11.38%) Design Engineer
3 11 (8.94%) Consultant
3 11 (8.94%) Network Design Engineer
4 10 (8.13%) Architect
4 10 (8.13%) IP Engineer
4 10 (8.13%) IP Network Engineer
5 9 (7.32%) IP Design Engineer
5 9 (7.32%) Software Engineer
6 8 (6.50%) Developer
7 7 (5.69%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
7 7 (5.69%) Network Architect
7 7 (5.69%) Security Engineer
8 6 (4.88%) Analyst
8 6 (4.88%) C# Developer
8 6 (4.88%) CyberArk Consultant
9 5 (4.07%) CyberArk Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) SC Cleared Network Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Test Engineer
10 4 (3.25%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (13.01%) 802.1X
2 15 (12.20%) LDAP
3 10 (8.13%) .NET
3 10 (8.13%) .NET Framework
4 7 (5.69%) SAML
5 5 (4.07%) Web Services
6 4 (3.25%) JSON
6 4 (3.25%) XML
7 3 (2.44%) CGI
8 2 (1.63%) AngularJS
8 2 (1.63%) Flash
8 2 (1.63%) HTML5
8 2 (1.63%) KML
8 2 (1.63%) Protocol Buffers
8 2 (1.63%) React
8 2 (1.63%) REST
8 2 (1.63%) TensorFlow
8 2 (1.63%) Universal Windows Platform
8 2 (1.63%) WebSockets
8 2 (1.63%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 25 (20.33%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.94%) Self-Motivation
3 8 (6.50%) Management Information System
4 5 (4.07%) Clustering
4 5 (4.07%) Mainframe
5 3 (2.44%) CMDB
5 3 (2.44%) Virtual Team
6 2 (1.63%) Replication
7 1 (0.81%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.81%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.81%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.81%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.81%) PKI
7 1 (0.81%) Smart Home
Operating Systems
1 57 (46.34%) Windows
2 43 (34.96%) Linux
3 36 (29.27%) Windows Server
4 11 (8.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (7.32%) Unix
6 5 (4.07%) zOS
7 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2016
7 4 (3.25%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (2.44%) Embedded Linux
8 3 (2.44%) OpenVMS
8 3 (2.44%) VMS
9 2 (1.63%) FreeRTOS
9 2 (1.63%) ThreadX
9 2 (1.63%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (17.89%) DevOps
1 22 (17.89%) SIEM
2 21 (17.07%) Load Balancing
3 20 (16.26%) Configuration Management
4 19 (15.45%) Kalman Filter
5 16 (13.01%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (13.01%) Network Design
5 16 (13.01%) Web Filtering
6 15 (12.20%) Network Management
6 15 (12.20%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (11.38%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (10.57%) Requirements Management
8 13 (10.57%) Software Engineering
8 13 (10.57%) UML
9 12 (9.76%) Computer Science
10 11 (8.94%) ITSM
11 10 (8.13%) OO
11 10 (8.13%) OOA/OOD
12 9 (7.32%) Migration
12 9 (7.32%) Test Planning
Programming Languages
1 18 (14.63%) SQL
2 14 (11.38%) C#
2 14 (11.38%) PowerShell
3 12 (9.76%) Python
4 10 (8.13%) C++
5 9 (7.32%) Perl
6 7 (5.69%) PL/SQL
7 6 (4.88%) C
7 6 (4.88%) PHP
8 4 (3.25%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.44%) Embedded C++
10 2 (1.63%) Java
11 1 (0.81%) Embedded C
11 1 (0.81%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 63 (51.22%) Security Cleared
2 48 (39.02%) Cisco Certification
3 43 (34.96%) SC Cleared
4 36 (29.27%) CCNP
5 32 (26.02%) CCNA
6 19 (15.45%) DV Cleared
7 17 (13.82%) CCIE
8 15 (12.20%) Degree
8 15 (12.20%) Microsoft Certification
9 11 (8.94%) CCIE Service Provider
10 10 (8.13%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (1.63%) BC Cleared
11 2 (1.63%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (1.63%) CCDP
11 2 (1.63%) CCIP
12 1 (0.81%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.81%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.57%) QA
2 7 (5.69%) SLA
3 1 (0.81%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 23 (18.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 20 (16.26%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.88%) Hyper-V
4 5 (4.07%) vSphere
5 3 (2.44%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.63%) Docker
6 2 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.81%) Snort
7 1 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 17 (13.82%) Ansible
2 11 (8.94%) Netcool
3 7 (5.69%) Failover Clustering
4 6 (4.88%) HP NNM
5 5 (4.07%) Nagios
6 3 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.44%) Puppet
7 2 (1.63%) Kubernetes
7 2 (1.63%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.63%) vRealize
7 2 (1.63%) Xymon
8 1 (0.81%) Amdocs OSS
8 1 (0.81%) Fluentd
8 1 (0.81%) Grafana
8 1 (0.81%) Kibana
8 1 (0.81%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.81%) SCCM
8 1 (0.81%) WMI
Vendors
1 53 (43.09%) Cisco
2 28 (22.76%) VMware
3 23 (18.70%) Microsoft
4 16 (13.01%) Oracle
5 13 (10.57%) CyberArk
6 10 (8.13%) HP
7 9 (7.32%) Micro Focus
7 9 (7.32%) Nokia
8 8 (6.50%) ArcSight
8 8 (6.50%) Remedy
9 7 (5.69%) BeyondTrust
10 6 (4.88%) Juniper
10 6 (4.88%) Splunk
11 5 (4.07%) Dell
11 5 (4.07%) EMC
11 5 (4.07%) EqualLogic
11 5 (4.07%) F5
11 5 (4.07%) IBM
11 5 (4.07%) SolarWinds
12 4 (3.25%) Zscaler