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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dell Software Foglight
Rank 587 545 553
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +8
Contract jobs citing Foglight 5 25 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.009% 0.049% 0.016%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.11% 0.68% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 15 6
Average daily rate
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£425 £350 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £335 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £500 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+21.42% -17.64%
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
4489 3666 3158
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 8.28% 7.16% 6.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 2803 2203 1667
Average daily rate £415 £388 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.09% +3.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £503 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £330 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.84% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 148 140 208
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.53 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.58% -10.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.02 £12.42 £13.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.88 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.33 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.23% -14.68%

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 15 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 24 December 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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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 -48 5 £425 +21.42% 1
South East -40 3 £425 -15.00%
London - 2 £408 -
Manchester - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
North West - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Iver - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -

Foglight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
2 5 (50.00%) IBM
2 5 (50.00%) SAN
2 5 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) CCNA
3 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
3 4 (40.00%) MCSE
3 4 (40.00%) LAN
3 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 4 (40.00%) ITIL
3 4 (40.00%) UNIX
4 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (30.00%) Apache
4 3 (30.00%) CCNP
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 3 (30.00%) MPLS
4 3 (30.00%) OSPF
4 3 (30.00%) BGP
4 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (30.00%) Firewall
4 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007

Foglight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (30.00%) Apache
1 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (20.00%) Oracle Coherence
2 2 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (20.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (20.00%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) SAN
2 4 (40.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) WAN
3 3 (30.00%) MPLS
3 3 (30.00%) OSPF
3 3 (30.00%) BGP
3 3 (30.00%) Firewall
3 3 (30.00%) BIG-IP
4 2 (20.00%) FTP
4 2 (20.00%) LDAP
5 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) DB2
1 2 (20.00%) DB2 UDB
2 1 (10.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (10.00%) Crystal Reports
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Automotive
2 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 3 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) DB2 DBA
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) Administrator
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Consultant
2 1 (10.00%) DBA
2 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
2 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Replication
2 1 (10.00%) Tandem
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (10.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) UNIX
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) AIX
5 2 (20.00%) HPUX
5 2 (20.00%) Solaris
6 1 (10.00%) CentOS
6 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (10.00%) VMS
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 2 (20.00%) Change Data Capture
3 2 (20.00%) Database Security
3 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (10.00%) DevOps
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
4 1 (10.00%) Data Management
4 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (10.00%) Release Management
4 1 (10.00%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) Java
1 2 (20.00%) Perl
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (10.00%) VB
2 1 (10.00%) VBA
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) CCNA
1 4 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (40.00%) MCSE
2 3 (30.00%) CCNP
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (30.00%) XenApp
1 3 (30.00%) XenDesktop
1 3 (30.00%) vSphere
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) Xen
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds Orion
2 2 (20.00%) CA Wily
2 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (20.00%) OMEGAMON
3 1 (10.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 5 (50.00%) IBM
1 5 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) HP
3 3 (30.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (30.00%) F5
3 3 (30.00%) Red Hat
3 3 (30.00%) CheckPoint
4 2 (20.00%) Sun
4 2 (20.00%) TIBCO
4 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 2 (20.00%) Tumbleweed
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) EMC
5 1 (10.00%) NetApp
5 1 (10.00%) Salesforce.com
5 1 (10.00%) thinkFolio