The first table below looks at the demand for Server Monitoring skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Server Monitoring over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Monitoring
Rank 205 194 223
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +29
Contract jobs citing Server Monitoring 5 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.077% 0.048% 0.012%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.064% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 1
Average daily rate £360 £475 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.21% +18.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+16.04% -3.57%
Processes & Methodologies Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
4902 4666 5879
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 75.95% 74.87% 72.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 3582 3576 4142
Average daily rate £450 £450 £451
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 50 92
Average hourly rate £25.00 £135.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.48% +440.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £135.00 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +16.36%
Server Monitoring
London

Server Monitoring
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Server Monitoring across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Server Monitoring Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

Server Monitoring
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Server Monitoring across the City of London region.

Server Monitoring Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

Server Monitoring
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Server Monitoring across the City of London region.

Server Monitoring Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

Server Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Server Monitoring also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Server Monitoring.

1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 11 (68.75%) Blackberry
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (50.00%) Change Control
5 8 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (43.75%) DNS
6 7 (43.75%) VMware
6 7 (43.75%) VMware ESX
6 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
7 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
7 6 (37.50%) RightFax
7 6 (37.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (37.50%) Symantec
7 6 (37.50%) Open Text
7 6 (37.50%) Citrix
7 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (37.50%) Clearswift
7 6 (37.50%) MAILsweeper
7 6 (37.50%) SMTP
7 6 (37.50%) DHCP
7 6 (37.50%) MCSE
7 6 (37.50%) VB
8 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
8 5 (31.25%) Websense
8 5 (31.25%) ISA Server
8 5 (31.25%) vSphere

Server Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing Server Monitoring also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Server Monitoring. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (6.25%) IIS
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (43.75%) DNS
2 6 (37.50%) SMTP
2 6 (37.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) SNMP
4 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 2 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (12.50%) MySQL
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Private Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Messaging Consultant
1 4 (25.00%) Desktop Support
1 4 (25.00%) Consultant
2 3 (18.75%) DBA
3 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (12.50%) Enterprise Consultant
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
4 1 (6.25%) Network Support
4 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
1 1 (6.25%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 11 (68.75%) Blackberry
2 3 (18.75%) Replication
2 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (37.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Change Control
2 4 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (6.25%) ITIL
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security
4 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (6.25%) Security Management
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (6.25%) Release Management
4 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
4 1 (6.25%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) PowerShell
2 6 (37.50%) VB
3 4 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (37.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) VMware ESX
3 5 (31.25%) ISA Server
3 5 (31.25%) vSphere
3 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 6 (37.50%) MAILsweeper
2 3 (18.75%) SCOM
3 2 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (43.75%) VMware
3 6 (37.50%) RightFax
3 6 (37.50%) Symantec
3 6 (37.50%) Open Text
3 6 (37.50%) Citrix
3 6 (37.50%) Clearswift
4 5 (31.25%) Websense
5 2 (12.50%) LANDesk
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) NetApp
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) EMC