The table below looks at the statistics 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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dell Software Foglight
Rank 577 528 536
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +8
Contract jobs citing Foglight 10 28 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.019% 0.059% 0.024%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.23% 0.83% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 15 7
Average daily rate
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£413 £355 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.19% -21.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £337 £420
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £440 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £488
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -28.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4280 3367 3263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 8.02% 7.14% 6.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 2619 2086 1754
Average daily rate £400 £375 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +2.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 151 187
Average hourly rate £21.50 £21.88 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.71% +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.05 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £36.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £23.20 £19.25
% change year-on-year
-5.17% +20.51%

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 October 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 October 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +7 5 £413 -15.38%
South East -35 3 £425 -
North West - 2 £226 - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
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Foglight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 10 (66.67%) Windows
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco
3 6 (40.00%) IBM
3 6 (40.00%) Apache
3 6 (40.00%) SAN
4 5 (33.33%) UNIX
4 5 (33.33%) VMware
5 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (26.67%) Data Management
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (26.67%) Open Source
5 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (26.67%) DevOps
5 4 (26.67%) ITIL
5 4 (26.67%) MCSE
5 4 (26.67%) LAN
5 4 (26.67%) WAN
5 4 (26.67%) DNS
5 4 (26.67%) CCNA
5 4 (26.67%) Citrix
5 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (26.67%) Finance
6 3 (20.00%) Firewall
6 3 (20.00%) MPLS
6 3 (20.00%) OSPF
6 3 (20.00%) BGP
6 3 (20.00%) Shell Script

Foglight
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 6 (40.00%) Apache
2 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (13.33%) WebSphere
3 2 (13.33%) Oracle Coherence
3 2 (13.33%) WebLogic
3 2 (13.33%) JBoss
3 2 (13.33%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) SAN
2 4 (26.67%) LAN
2 4 (26.67%) WAN
2 4 (26.67%) DNS
3 3 (20.00%) Firewall
3 3 (20.00%) MPLS
3 3 (20.00%) OSPF
3 3 (20.00%) BGP
3 3 (20.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (13.33%) LDAP
4 2 (13.33%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (20.00%) DB2
1 3 (20.00%) DB2 UDB
2 2 (13.33%) Hadoop
3 1 (6.67%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 4 (26.67%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Publishing
3 1 (6.67%) Automotive
3 1 (6.67%) Investment Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
3 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (20.00%) DBA
4 2 (13.33%) DB2 DBA
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
5 1 (6.67%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
5 1 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Open Source
2 3 (20.00%) Replication
3 1 (6.67%) Mainframe
3 1 (6.67%) AS400
3 1 (6.67%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows
1 10 (66.67%) Linux
2 5 (33.33%) UNIX
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (20.00%) Solaris
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (13.33%) AIX
5 2 (13.33%) HPUX
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) VMS
6 1 (6.67%) CentOS
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (26.67%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (26.67%) Data Management
1 4 (26.67%) Performance Tuning
1 4 (26.67%) DevOps
1 4 (26.67%) ITIL
1 4 (26.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (20.00%) Data Modelling
2 3 (20.00%) Change Data Capture
2 3 (20.00%) Database Security
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
3 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (6.67%) Release Management
3 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) Shell Script
1 3 (20.00%) Perl
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) Java
3 1 (6.67%) VB
3 1 (6.67%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (26.67%) MCSE
1 4 (26.67%) CCNA
1 4 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (20.00%) CCNP
2 3 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) vSphere
1 3 (20.00%) XenApp
1 3 (20.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (13.33%) Xen
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (13.33%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (13.33%) CA Wily
2 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
3 1 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (6.67%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (6.67%) Control-M
3 1 (6.67%) Legato
Vendors
1 7 (46.67%) Cisco
2 6 (40.00%) IBM
3 5 (33.33%) VMware
4 4 (26.67%) Citrix
5 3 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (20.00%) CheckPoint
5 3 (20.00%) HP
5 3 (20.00%) Oracle
5 3 (20.00%) F5
5 3 (20.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (13.33%) Tumbleweed
6 2 (13.33%) Sun
6 2 (13.33%) TIBCO
7 1 (6.67%) NetApp
7 1 (6.67%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
7 1 (6.67%) EMC
7 1 (6.67%) thinkFolio