The first table below looks at the demand for Foglight skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foglight 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 Systems Management category for the 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
Dell Software Foglight
Rank 404 386 416
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +30
Contract jobs citing Foglight 8 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.033% 0.014% 0.025%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.50% 0.22% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 1 6
Average daily rate £380 £425 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.58% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £425 £388
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £425 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £388 £450
% change year-on-year
-1.29% -13.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - -
Systems Management Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
1616 1365 1607
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 6.68% 6.32% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1099 951 971
Average daily rate £425 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £267 £257
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £544
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 28 46
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £13.05 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.75 £32.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%
Foglight
England

Foglight
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Foglight Jobs Demand Trend in London

Foglight
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Foglight Daily Rate Trend in London

Foglight
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 8 (100.00%) Apache
2 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 7 (87.50%) DNS
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (87.50%) Data Management
2 7 (87.50%) Open Source
3 3 (37.50%) Publishing
3 3 (37.50%) LAMP
3 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (37.50%) Python
3 3 (37.50%) Perl
3 3 (37.50%) PHP
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
3 3 (37.50%) Puppet
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (37.50%) Ansible
3 3 (37.50%) Ruby
4 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (25.00%) CentOS
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) EMC
4 2 (25.00%) NetApp
4 2 (25.00%) Red Hat

Foglight
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 8 (100.00%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) MySQL
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (37.50%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Senior Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Systems Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) DBA
4 1 (12.50%) Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Consultant
4 1 (12.50%) Storage Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (37.50%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Open Source
2 1 (12.50%) Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (25.00%) CentOS
2 2 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (87.50%) Data Management
2 3 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
3 1 (12.50%) ITSM
3 1 (12.50%) Data Security
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (37.50%) Python
1 3 (37.50%) Perl
1 3 (37.50%) PHP
1 3 (37.50%) Bash Shell
1 3 (37.50%) Ruby
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) Puppet
1 3 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (37.50%) Ansible
2 2 (25.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) EMC
3 2 (25.00%) NetApp
3 2 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (25.00%) IBM
3 2 (25.00%) VMware