The table below looks at the statistics for Foglight skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Foglight over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Dell Software Foglight
Rank 603 584 545
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -39
Contract jobs citing Foglight 10 8 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.015% 0.024%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.22% 0.19% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 8
Average daily rate
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£280 £375 £455
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.33% -17.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £375 £407
10% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £425 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £425 £405
% change year-on-year
-35.29% +4.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Systems Management category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Systems Management Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4546 4148 3787
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.14% 7.84% 7.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2802 2401 2115
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £514 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £338
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 127 170
Average hourly rate £20.75 £19.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.21% -15.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.95 £10.50 £12.84
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.60 £34.10 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £18.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -10.71%

Foglight
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Foglight Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Foglight
Daily Rate Trend

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

Foglight Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Foglight
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Foglight Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Foglight
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Foglight within the UK over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
England -29 10 £280 -25.33% 1
Sheffield - 4 £275 -
South Yorkshire - 4 £275 -
Yorkshire - 4 £275 -
East Midlands - 3 £285 - 1
Derbyshire - 3 £285 - 1
Chesterfield - 3 £285 - 1
South East -12 2 - -
Kent - 2 - -
London -18 1 £325 -13.33%
Sevenoaks - 1 - -

Foglight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 14 (82.35%) Cisco
2 9 (52.94%) Linux
3 8 (47.06%) Oracle
3 8 (47.06%) ITIL
3 8 (47.06%) Windows
3 8 (47.06%) Firewall
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
4 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 6 (35.29%) EMC
5 6 (35.29%) NetApp
5 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
5 6 (35.29%) BizTalk Server
5 6 (35.29%) IIS
5 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
5 6 (35.29%) SQL
5 6 (35.29%) VB
5 6 (35.29%) .NET
5 6 (35.29%) Windows 2000
5 6 (35.29%) JBoss
5 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
5 6 (35.29%) Migration
5 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
5 6 (35.29%) New Relic
5 6 (35.29%) Windows 2000 Server
5 6 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (29.41%) SolarWinds

Foglight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (35.29%) IIS
1 6 (35.29%) JBoss
1 6 (35.29%) SharePoint
1 6 (35.29%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (17.65%) Apache
3 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) Firewall
2 3 (17.65%) SNMP
2 3 (17.65%) DNS
3 2 (11.76%) MPLS
3 2 (11.76%) OSPF
3 2 (11.76%) BGP
3 2 (11.76%) BIG-IP
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (41.18%) SQL Server
2 6 (35.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database 12c
3 2 (11.76%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.88%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Migration Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) DBA
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle DBA
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server DBA
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) SQL DBA
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) .NET
2 2 (11.76%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Linux
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (47.06%) Windows
2 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 2000 Server
3 6 (35.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (35.29%) Windows 2000
3 6 (35.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 6 (35.29%) Migration
3 3 (17.65%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (17.65%) Data Management
3 3 (17.65%) Data Protection
3 3 (17.65%) Open Source
3 3 (17.65%) GAP Analysis
3 3 (17.65%) DevOps
3 3 (17.65%) Mentoring
4 2 (11.76%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (11.76%) Database Tuning
5 1 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (5.88%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 6 (35.29%) JavaScript
1 6 (35.29%) SQL
1 6 (35.29%) VB
1 6 (35.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) MCSE
1 2 (11.76%) CCNP
1 2 (11.76%) CCNA
1 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (11.76%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.76%) XenApp
1 2 (11.76%) XenDesktop
1 2 (11.76%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) Oracle RMAN
2 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Cisco
2 8 (47.06%) Oracle
3 7 (41.18%) Microsoft
4 6 (35.29%) EMC
4 6 (35.29%) NetApp
4 6 (35.29%) Red Hat
4 6 (35.29%) New Relic
5 5 (29.41%) VMware
5 5 (29.41%) SolarWinds
6 2 (11.76%) F5
6 2 (11.76%) CheckPoint
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix