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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Dell Software Foglight
Rank 591 550 584
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +34
Contract jobs citing Foglight 4 28 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.007% 0.053% 0.022%
As % of the Systems Management category 0.093% 0.71% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 17 4
Average daily rate
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£226 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-49.77% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £226 £386 £469
% change year-on-year
-41.48% -17.60%
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
4290 3919 3854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 7.61% 7.35% 6.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2508 2244 2003
Average daily rate £390 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £210 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 149 180
Average hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.55% +12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.20 £40.57 £35.45
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £20.75 £19.50
% change year-on-year
-6.02% +6.41%

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 13 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 22 August 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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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
England -50 4 £226 -49.77% 2
City of London +28 2 - -
London +1 2 - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - - 1
Kent - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
South East - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Scotland - - - -

Foglight
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 19 (95.00%) Linux
2 12 (60.00%) Apache
2 12 (60.00%) Cisco
3 11 (55.00%) Data Management
4 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
4 10 (50.00%) Open Source
4 10 (50.00%) DevOps
4 10 (50.00%) DNS
5 8 (40.00%) Red Hat
5 8 (40.00%) Windows
6 7 (35.00%) UNIX
6 7 (35.00%) IBM
7 6 (30.00%) HP
7 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (25.00%) Finance
8 5 (25.00%) Publishing
8 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 5 (25.00%) Solaris
8 5 (25.00%) Oracle
8 5 (25.00%) Perl
8 5 (25.00%) SQL
9 4 (20.00%) Data Modelling
9 4 (20.00%) VMware
9 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (15.00%) CentOS
10 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure

Foglight
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 12 (60.00%) Apache
2 2 (10.00%) WebLogic
2 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (10.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 10 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (15.00%) SAN
3 2 (10.00%) LDAP
3 2 (10.00%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database
1 3 (15.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 2 (10.00%) DB2
2 2 (10.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 2 (10.00%) DB2 UDB
2 2 (10.00%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (25.00%) Finance
1 5 (25.00%) Publishing
2 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (30.00%) DBA
1 6 (30.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Oracle DBA
5 2 (10.00%) Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Sybase DBA
5 2 (10.00%) DB2 DBA
5 2 (10.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Storage Support Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) DevOps Consultant
6 1 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Senior Storage Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Server Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.00%) LAMP
2 2 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (50.00%) Open Source
2 2 (10.00%) Replication
3 1 (5.00%) Tandem
3 1 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (5.00%) Mainframe
3 1 (5.00%) AS400
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Linux
2 8 (40.00%) Windows
3 7 (35.00%) UNIX
4 6 (30.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (25.00%) Solaris
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (15.00%) CentOS
8 2 (10.00%) AIX
8 2 (10.00%) HPUX
9 1 (5.00%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (55.00%) Data Management
2 10 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (50.00%) DevOps
3 6 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (30.00%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (20.00%) Data Modelling
5 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
6 2 (10.00%) Service Management
6 2 (10.00%) ITSM
6 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (10.00%) Release Management
6 2 (10.00%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 2 (10.00%) Change Data Capture
6 2 (10.00%) Database Security
6 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (5.00%) Analytics
7 1 (5.00%) Data Analytics
7 1 (5.00%) High Availability
7 1 (5.00%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) Perl
1 5 (25.00%) SQL
2 3 (15.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (15.00%) Ruby
2 3 (15.00%) Python
2 3 (15.00%) PHP
3 2 (10.00%) Java
3 2 (10.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Degree
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle RAC
2 3 (15.00%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (5.00%) LiteSpeed
3 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Puppet
1 3 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (15.00%) Salt
1 3 (15.00%) Ansible
1 3 (15.00%) Legato
1 3 (15.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
1 3 (15.00%) BMC PATROL
2 2 (10.00%) Tivoli
2 2 (10.00%) OMEGAMON
2 2 (10.00%) Data Guard
2 2 (10.00%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 12 (60.00%) Cisco
2 8 (40.00%) Red Hat
3 7 (35.00%) IBM
4 6 (30.00%) HP
5 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 5 (25.00%) Oracle
6 4 (20.00%) VMware
7 3 (15.00%) NetApp
7 3 (15.00%) EMC
8 2 (10.00%) Sybase
8 2 (10.00%) JBoss
8 2 (10.00%) BMC
8 2 (10.00%) Sun
8 2 (10.00%) TIBCO
8 2 (10.00%) Tumbleweed
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