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 11 February 2016 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Dell Software Foglight
Rank 620 609 569
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -40
Contract jobs citing Foglight 6 3 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.012% 0.006% 0.038%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.14% 0.069% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 11
Average daily rate £110 - £368
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £375
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
4383 4362 3801
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.52% 8.42% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 2761 2590 2136
Average daily rate £425 £425 £382
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +11.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £365 £343
% change year-on-year
+7.53% +6.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 143 142
Average hourly rate £30.00 £19.00 £19.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.89% -1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £46.00 £34.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -

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 2 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 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +10 6 £110 -
England 0 6 £110 - 3

Foglight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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%) Oracle
1 14 (82.35%) ITIL
1 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 12 (70.59%) Solaris
2 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
3 11 (64.71%) Sybase
3 11 (64.71%) Oracle Database 10g
3 11 (64.71%) Oracle Database 11g
3 11 (64.71%) PowerShell
3 11 (64.71%) Oracle Database
4 10 (58.82%) Data Guard
4 10 (58.82%) Imperva
4 10 (58.82%) Capacity Management
4 10 (58.82%) Oracle RMAN
4 10 (58.82%) Banking
4 10 (58.82%) Investment Banking
4 10 (58.82%) Oracle9i Database
4 10 (58.82%) AIX
4 10 (58.82%) Unix
5 9 (52.94%) Client/Server
5 9 (52.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (52.94%) Shell Script
6 8 (47.06%) Middleware
6 8 (47.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 8 (47.06%) SAN
6 8 (47.06%) Security Management
6 8 (47.06%) Management Information System
6 8 (47.06%) Finance
6 8 (47.06%) Replication
6 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2005

Foglight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 3 (17.65%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (17.65%) IIS
1 3 (17.65%) JBoss
1 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.88%) IBM Notes
2 1 (5.88%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (5.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (47.06%) SAN
2 4 (23.53%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) BGP
3 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP
3 1 (5.88%) LAN
3 1 (5.88%) MPLS
3 1 (5.88%) OSPF
3 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.88%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (70.59%) SQL Server
2 11 (64.71%) Oracle Database
2 11 (64.71%) Oracle Database 10g
2 11 (64.71%) Oracle Database 11g
3 10 (58.82%) Oracle9i Database
4 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2005
4 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (47.06%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (23.53%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (17.65%) Oracle Database 12c
6 3 (17.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (5.88%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (58.82%) Banking
1 10 (58.82%) Investment Banking
2 8 (47.06%) Finance
3 1 (5.88%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (64.71%) DBA
2 10 (58.82%) Senior DBA
3 8 (47.06%) Senior Sybase DBA
3 8 (47.06%) Sybase DBA
4 3 (17.65%) Applications Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Migration Engineer
4 3 (17.65%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (11.76%) Analyst
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Oracle DBA
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.88%) Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Citrix Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Network Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Server Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Senior Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Server Support
6 1 (5.88%) Service Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (47.06%) Middleware
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
3 1 (5.88%) FIX Protocol
Miscellaneous
1 9 (52.94%) Client/Server
2 8 (47.06%) Management Information System
2 8 (47.06%) Replication
3 2 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (5.88%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.88%) Equities
4 1 (5.88%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Linux
2 12 (70.59%) Solaris
3 10 (58.82%) AIX
3 10 (58.82%) Unix
4 6 (35.29%) Windows
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Server
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (17.65%) Windows 2000
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (11.76%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
8 1 (5.88%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) ITIL
2 10 (58.82%) Capacity Management
3 9 (52.94%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (47.06%) Information Security
4 8 (47.06%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (47.06%) Performance Optimisation
4 8 (47.06%) Security Management
5 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
5 7 (41.18%) Investment Management
5 7 (41.18%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (35.29%) Mentoring
6 6 (35.29%) Service Management
6 6 (35.29%) Time Management
7 4 (23.53%) Migration
8 2 (11.76%) Change Control
8 2 (11.76%) Database Security
8 2 (11.76%) Database Tuning
8 2 (11.76%) ITIL V3
8 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
9 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) PowerShell
2 9 (52.94%) Shell Script
3 5 (29.41%) SQL
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) VB
5 1 (5.88%) Korn
5 1 (5.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.88%) CCNA
1 1 (5.88%) CCNP
1 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.88%) Degree
1 1 (5.88%) MCSE
1 1 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (5.88%) vSphere
1 1 (5.88%) XenApp
1 1 (5.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (58.82%) Data Guard
1 10 (58.82%) Oracle RMAN
2 8 (47.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Nagios
3 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Oracle
2 11 (64.71%) Sybase
3 10 (58.82%) Imperva
4 4 (23.53%) Cisco
5 3 (17.65%) EMC
5 3 (17.65%) Microsoft
5 3 (17.65%) NetApp
5 3 (17.65%) New Relic
5 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
6 2 (11.76%) Citrix
7 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
7 1 (5.88%) Dell
7 1 (5.88%) Dynatrace
7 1 (5.88%) F5
7 1 (5.88%) Informatica
7 1 (5.88%) Lotus
7 1 (5.88%) Remedy
7 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds
7 1 (5.88%) Splunk
7 1 (5.88%) VMware