The first table below looks at the demand for Foglight skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foglight over the 3 months to 23 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 Systems Management category for the England 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dell Software Foglight
Rank 553 511 550
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +39
Contract jobs citing Foglight 18 10 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.035% 0.023% 0.031%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.48% 0.34% 0.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 15
Average daily rate £383 £394 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £300 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £413 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £388 £450
% change year-on-year
-1.29% -13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3759 2899 3494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.34% 6.63% 6.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 2194 1682 1883
Average daily rate £395 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.20% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 158 143
Average hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.80 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.75 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+23.75% +8.10%
Foglight
UK

Foglight
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Foglight across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Systems Management category.

Foglight Jobs Demand Trend in England

Foglight
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Foglight across the England region.

Foglight Daily Rate Trend in England

Foglight
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Foglight across the England region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014.

Foglight Daily Rate Histogram in England

Foglight
Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Foglight across the England region.

Foglight Hourly Rate Trend in England

Foglight
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foglight within the England region over the 3 months to 23 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
London -13 8 £380 -10.58%
South East -20 3 £450 +16.12%
Yorkshire - 3 - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Foglight
UK

Foglight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Foglight 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 Foglight.

1 20 (58.82%) Linux
2 19 (55.88%) Apache
3 16 (47.06%) SQL
4 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
5 12 (35.29%) IIS
5 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
6 11 (32.35%) Windows
6 11 (32.35%) Red Hat
6 11 (32.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (29.41%) VMware
7 10 (29.41%) MySQL
8 9 (26.47%) Oracle
8 9 (26.47%) Cisco
8 9 (26.47%) Publishing
8 9 (26.47%) Clustering
8 9 (26.47%) UNIX
8 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (23.53%) Cloud Computing
9 8 (23.53%) Open Source
9 8 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (23.53%) Data Management
9 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2005
10 7 (20.59%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (20.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
10 7 (20.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (20.59%) Oracle Database

Foglight
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Foglight 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 Foglight. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (55.88%) Apache
2 12 (35.29%) IIS
3 5 (14.71%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.88%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (23.53%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.59%) DNS
2 3 (8.82%) SAN
3 2 (5.88%) LAN
3 2 (5.88%) HTTP
3 2 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.88%) SSL
3 2 (5.88%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (38.24%) SQL Server
2 10 (29.41%) MySQL
3 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (23.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (20.59%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (20.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (20.59%) Oracle Database
4 7 (20.59%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (14.71%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (26.47%) Publishing
2 7 (20.59%) Finance
3 1 (2.94%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (55.88%) DBA
2 10 (29.41%) Administrator
3 7 (20.59%) Oracle DBA
4 4 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Systems Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) SQL DBA
4 4 (11.76%) Server Administrator
5 3 (8.82%) Senior Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
6 2 (5.88%) Sybase DBA
6 2 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Data Centre Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Storage Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Senior Storage Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (2.94%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.82%) LAMP
1 3 (8.82%) .NET
2 2 (5.88%) Web Services
3 1 (2.94%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Clustering
2 8 (23.53%) Open Source
3 3 (8.82%) Data Protection Act
3 3 (8.82%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (5.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 20 (58.82%) Linux
2 11 (32.35%) Windows
2 11 (32.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (26.47%) UNIX
4 7 (20.59%) Solaris
5 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (8.82%) CentOS
7 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (29.41%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (23.53%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (23.53%) Data Management
3 7 (20.59%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (20.59%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (20.59%) Configuration Management
3 7 (20.59%) Data Modelling
4 6 (17.65%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (14.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 5 (14.71%) Business Continuity Planning
5 5 (14.71%) Business Continuity
6 3 (8.82%) Data Protection
6 3 (8.82%) Problem Management
6 3 (8.82%) Data Security
6 3 (8.82%) ITIL
7 2 (5.88%) ITSM
7 2 (5.88%) Service Management
7 2 (5.88%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (5.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (47.06%) SQL
2 3 (8.82%) Ruby
2 3 (8.82%) Bash Shell
2 3 (8.82%) Python
2 3 (8.82%) Perl
2 3 (8.82%) PHP
3 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) MCSE
2 1 (2.94%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (26.47%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (20.59%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (20.59%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (14.71%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.94%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 7 (20.59%) Data Guard
1 7 (20.59%) Legato
1 7 (20.59%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (8.82%) Puppet
2 3 (8.82%) Ansible
2 3 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (5.88%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 12 (35.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (32.35%) Red Hat
3 10 (29.41%) VMware
4 9 (26.47%) Oracle
4 9 (26.47%) Cisco
5 6 (17.65%) HP
6 5 (14.71%) IBM
7 3 (8.82%) NetApp
7 3 (8.82%) EMC
8 2 (5.88%) Sybase
8 2 (5.88%) BMC