The first table below looks at the demand 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 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.

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 569 534 566
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +32
Contract jobs citing Foglight 18 10 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.032% 0.021% 0.036%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.44% 0.32% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 6 19
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 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £413 £480
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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Systems Management category
4115 3159 3757
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.31% 6.62% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 2371 1814 2011
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £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 155 158 161
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £37.50 £42.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +8.10%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Foglight within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Foglight Daily Rate Histogram 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 24 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 18 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
England -79 18 £383 -2.85% 3
London -18 8 £380 -10.58%
South East -16 3 £450 +16.12% 1
Yorkshire - 3 - - 2
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Surrey - 2 £450 -
Tunbridge Wells - 1 £400 -
Kent - 1 £400 - 1
North Yorkshire - 1 - -
Rotherham - 1 - -
Sheffield - - - -
Slough - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Chesterfield - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Knaresborough - - - -
Leeds - - - - 2
Berkshire - - - -
Derbyshire - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 2
East Midlands - - - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -

Foglight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 21 (60.00%) Linux
2 20 (57.14%) Apache
3 16 (45.71%) SQL
4 14 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 13 (37.14%) IIS
6 12 (34.29%) Windows
6 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
7 11 (31.43%) MySQL
7 11 (31.43%) Red Hat
7 11 (31.43%) Disaster Recovery
7 11 (31.43%) VMware
7 11 (31.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (28.57%) UNIX
8 10 (28.57%) Oracle
9 9 (25.71%) Cisco
9 9 (25.71%) Publishing
9 9 (25.71%) Clustering
9 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
10 8 (22.86%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (22.86%) Open Source
10 8 (22.86%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (22.86%) Data Management
10 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2005
10 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
11 7 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
11 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
11 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (20.00%) Performance Analysis

Foglight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 20 (57.14%) Apache
2 13 (37.14%) IIS
3 6 (17.14%) BizTalk Server
4 2 (5.71%) Tomcat
4 2 (5.71%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (22.86%) Cloud Computing
2 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) DNS
2 3 (8.57%) SAN
3 2 (5.71%) LAN
3 2 (5.71%) HTTP
3 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.71%) SSL
3 2 (5.71%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (31.43%) MySQL
3 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
4 7 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database
4 7 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 9 (25.71%) Publishing
2 7 (20.00%) Finance
3 2 (5.71%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (57.14%) DBA
2 11 (31.43%) Administrator
3 7 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
4 5 (14.29%) SQL DBA
4 5 (14.29%) Server Administrator
5 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Senior Support Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) SQL Server DBA
6 3 (8.57%) Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Consultant
7 2 (5.71%) Sybase DBA
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Data Centre Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Storage Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Storage Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) LAMP
1 3 (8.57%) .NET
2 2 (5.71%) Web Services
3 1 (2.86%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.71%) Clustering
2 8 (22.86%) Open Source
3 4 (11.43%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (8.57%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 21 (60.00%) Linux
2 12 (34.29%) Windows
3 11 (31.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (28.57%) UNIX
5 7 (20.00%) Solaris
6 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (17.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (8.57%) CentOS
8 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (22.86%) Performance Tuning
2 8 (22.86%) Data Management
2 8 (22.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 7 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (20.00%) Performance Analysis
3 7 (20.00%) Configuration Management
3 7 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 6 (17.14%) Business Continuity
4 6 (17.14%) Business Continuity Planning
5 5 (14.29%) Performance Monitoring
6 4 (11.43%) Data Security
6 4 (11.43%) Data Protection
7 3 (8.57%) Problem Management
7 3 (8.57%) ITIL
8 2 (5.71%) ITSM
8 2 (5.71%) Service Management
8 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Management
8 2 (5.71%) Technical Analysis
8 2 (5.71%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (45.71%) SQL
2 3 (8.57%) Ruby
2 3 (8.57%) Bash Shell
2 3 (8.57%) Python
2 3 (8.57%) Perl
2 3 (8.57%) PHP
3 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) Degree
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.86%) MCSE
2 1 (2.86%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle RAC
2 7 (20.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 5 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (2.86%) LiteSpeed
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Data Guard
1 7 (20.00%) Legato
1 7 (20.00%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (8.57%) Puppet
2 3 (8.57%) Ansible
2 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (8.57%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 2 (5.71%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 12 (34.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (31.43%) Red Hat
2 11 (31.43%) VMware
3 10 (28.57%) Oracle
4 9 (25.71%) Cisco
5 6 (17.14%) HP
6 5 (14.29%) IBM
7 3 (8.57%) NetApp
7 3 (8.57%) EMC
8 2 (5.71%) Sybase
8 2 (5.71%) BMC