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 11 July 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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dell Software Foglight
Rank 544 521 547
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +26
Contract jobs citing Foglight 5 18 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.010% 0.040% 0.010%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.14% 0.53% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 2
Average daily rate
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£400 £450 £419
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +7.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £378 £404
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £475 £434
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £386 £419
% change year-on-year
+10.03% -7.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Systems Management Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
3625 3387 3482
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 7.61% 7.43% 6.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2126 1949 1768
Average daily rate £388 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.27% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 162 168
Average hourly rate £16.12 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.35% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.35 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.36 £21.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-12.57% +16.66%
Foglight
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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
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 11 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -11 4 £375 -18.47%
South East - 1 £425 -
West Midlands - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Foglight
UK

Foglight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 15 (65.22%) Apache
3 12 (52.17%) Cisco
4 11 (47.83%) Data Management
5 10 (43.48%) Open Source
5 10 (43.48%) DevOps
5 10 (43.48%) DNS
5 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (39.13%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
7 8 (34.78%) Windows
7 8 (34.78%) Publishing
8 7 (30.43%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (26.09%) VMware
9 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
9 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (26.09%) SQL
9 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
9 6 (26.09%) UNIX
10 5 (21.74%) MySQL
10 5 (21.74%) IIS
10 5 (21.74%) Clustering
10 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
10 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
10 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
10 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity Planning
11 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008

Foglight
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 15 (65.22%) Apache
2 5 (21.74%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (30.43%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) DNS
2 2 (8.70%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
1 6 (26.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (21.74%) MySQL
2 5 (21.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (4.35%) DB2
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.35%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (4.35%) Hadoop
General
1 8 (34.78%) Publishing
2 4 (17.39%) Finance
3 1 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (4.35%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) DBA
2 6 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
3 5 (21.74%) Administrator
4 4 (17.39%) Senior Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 4 (17.39%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle DBA
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (13.04%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Server Administrator
6 2 (8.70%) Sybase DBA
6 2 (8.70%) Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (4.35%) SQL DBA
7 1 (4.35%) SQL Server DBA
7 1 (4.35%) DB2 DBA
7 1 (4.35%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (13.04%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (43.48%) Open Source
2 5 (21.74%) Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
3 2 (8.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.35%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 8 (34.78%) Windows
3 6 (26.09%) UNIX
3 6 (26.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (13.04%) CentOS
5 3 (13.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Data Management
2 10 (43.48%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (43.48%) DevOps
3 9 (39.13%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (21.74%) User Acceptance Testing
4 5 (21.74%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity Planning
5 4 (17.39%) Business Continuity
6 3 (13.04%) Problem Management
6 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
7 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.70%) Service Management
7 2 (8.70%) ITSM
7 2 (8.70%) Data Security
7 2 (8.70%) Release Management
7 2 (8.70%) Data Protection
7 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
7 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) Perl
3 3 (13.04%) PHP
3 3 (13.04%) Python
3 3 (13.04%) Ruby
3 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.35%) Shell Script
4 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (8.70%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle RMAN
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (4.35%) LiteSpeed
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Legato
1 3 (13.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (13.04%) BMC PATROL
1 3 (13.04%) Puppet
1 3 (13.04%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (13.04%) Ansible
1 3 (13.04%) Salt
2 2 (8.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 12 (52.17%) Cisco
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
3 6 (26.09%) VMware
4 4 (17.39%) HP
4 4 (17.39%) IBM
5 3 (13.04%) Oracle
5 3 (13.04%) EMC
5 3 (13.04%) NetApp
6 2 (8.70%) BMC
6 2 (8.70%) Sybase