The first table below looks at the demand for Server Monitoring skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Server Monitoring over the 3 months to 16 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 Processes & Methodologies 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Monitoring
Rank 565 530 576
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +46
Contract jobs citing Server Monitoring 38 22 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.045% 0.026%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.090% 0.062% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 9 15
Average daily rate £320 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £318 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £460 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £21.75 £20.25 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £20.25 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- -3.57%
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42143 35232 42089
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.32% 72.51% 69.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 26130 21023 24016
Average daily rate £400 £405 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.23% -1.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £595
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £361 £370
% change year-on-year
+4.02% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1183 1087 1432
Average hourly rate £28.00 £32.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +16.36%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.37 £13.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £53.20 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £32.00 £27.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +18.51%

Server Monitoring
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Server Monitoring within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Server Monitoring Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Server Monitoring
Daily Rate Trend

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

Server Monitoring Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Server Monitoring
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Monitoring within the UK over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

Server Monitoring Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Server Monitoring
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Server Monitoring Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Server Monitoring
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Monitoring within the UK over the 3 months to 16 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 -24 34 £325 -13.33% 7
London -34 14 £360 -10.00% 1
South East -6 9 £320 -14.66% 1
North West -16 8 £300 - 3
City of London -7 6 £360 -24.21%
Manchester - 4 £325 - 1
Surrey - 3 £320 -
South West - 3 - -
Reading -11 1 - -
Berkshire -11 1 - - 1
Durham - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Bedford - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - - 1
Brighton - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Croydon - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Liverpool - - - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 1

Server Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Server Monitoring 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 Server Monitoring.

1 45 (64.29%) Windows
2 36 (51.43%) Active Directory
3 32 (45.71%) Microsoft
4 31 (44.29%) VMware
5 29 (41.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (40.00%) PowerShell
6 28 (40.00%) Blackberry
6 28 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (37.14%) MS Exchange
8 24 (34.29%) DNS
8 24 (34.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (34.29%) VB
8 24 (34.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 24 (34.29%) Symantec
9 23 (32.86%) MCSE
10 22 (31.43%) SMTP
10 22 (31.43%) Clearswift
10 22 (31.43%) MAILsweeper
10 22 (31.43%) Open Text
10 22 (31.43%) RightFax
10 22 (31.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 21 (30.00%) Change Control
11 21 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 19 (27.14%) VMware ESX
13 18 (25.71%) DHCP
13 18 (25.71%) Oracle
14 17 (24.29%) Websense
14 17 (24.29%) ISA Server
14 17 (24.29%) vSphere
15 16 (22.86%) Citrix

Server Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Server Monitoring 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 Server Monitoring. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 26 (37.14%) MS Exchange
2 24 (34.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (10.00%) Apache
4 4 (5.71%) Oracle Coherence
5 2 (2.86%) Lync
5 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.86%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.43%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.43%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.43%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.43%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.43%) IIS
6 1 (1.43%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 7 (10.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (34.29%) DNS
2 22 (31.43%) SMTP
3 18 (25.71%) DHCP
4 5 (7.14%) SSH
4 5 (7.14%) FTP
5 4 (5.71%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.71%) SAN
6 2 (2.86%) SNMP
6 2 (2.86%) LAN
6 2 (2.86%) NetScaler
6 2 (2.86%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (2.86%) NAS
7 1 (1.43%) WAN
7 1 (1.43%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (10.00%) MySQL
4 6 (8.57%) Oracle ODI
4 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (2.86%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (2.86%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (1.43%) PerformancePoint
8 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.43%) MS Access
8 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Subversion
1 5 (7.14%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.71%) Jenkins
3 2 (2.86%) LoadRunner
4 1 (1.43%) Maven
4 1 (1.43%) Hudson
4 1 (1.43%) Introscope
General
1 8 (11.43%) Finance
2 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.29%) Law
4 2 (2.86%) Legal
4 2 (2.86%) Publishing
5 1 (1.43%) Local Government
5 1 (1.43%) Private Banking
5 1 (1.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 19 (27.14%) Consultant
2 16 (22.86%) Messaging Consultant
3 10 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 9 (12.86%) Enterprise Consultant
5 8 (11.43%) Server Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Analyst
6 7 (10.00%) Administrator
7 6 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (7.14%) Desktop Support
8 5 (7.14%) DBA
9 4 (5.71%) UNIX Administrator
9 4 (5.71%) Server Administrator
9 4 (5.71%) Messaging Administrator
10 3 (4.29%) Solaris Administrator
10 3 (4.29%) Exchange Consultant
10 3 (4.29%) SQL DBA
10 3 (4.29%) SQL Server DBA
10 3 (4.29%) Applications Support
11 2 (2.86%) Support Engineer
11 2 (2.86%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.14%) LAMP
2 2 (2.86%) SOAP
3 1 (1.43%) Java EE
3 1 (1.43%) JRules
3 1 (1.43%) Spring
3 1 (1.43%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (1.43%) MSMQ
3 1 (1.43%) Web Services
3 1 (1.43%) ODBC
3 1 (1.43%) J2EE
3 1 (1.43%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 28 (40.00%) Blackberry
2 12 (17.14%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.57%) Replication
4 3 (4.29%) FMCG
4 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.86%) Clustering
6 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 45 (64.29%) Windows
2 29 (41.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (21.43%) UNIX
5 13 (18.57%) Linux
5 13 (18.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 12 (17.14%) Solaris
7 7 (10.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (2.86%) AIX
8 2 (2.86%) HPUX
9 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (30.00%) Change Control
2 10 (14.29%) Migration
3 9 (12.86%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (11.43%) ITIL
5 6 (8.57%) Change Management
5 6 (8.57%) Configuration Management
6 5 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (7.14%) Service Delivery
7 3 (4.29%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.29%) E-Commerce
8 2 (2.86%) Security Management
8 2 (2.86%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (2.86%) Use Case
8 2 (2.86%) Performance Testing
9 1 (1.43%) Resource Management
9 1 (1.43%) Data Protection
9 1 (1.43%) Release Management
9 1 (1.43%) Test Management
9 1 (1.43%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 28 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 24 (34.29%) VB
3 15 (21.43%) SQL
4 14 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 7 (10.00%) Perl
6 6 (8.57%) PL/SQL
7 5 (7.14%) PHP
8 3 (4.29%) C
9 2 (2.86%) T-SQL
10 1 (1.43%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
10 1 (1.43%) Python
10 1 (1.43%) Java
10 1 (1.43%) Jython
Qualifications
1 24 (34.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (32.86%) MCSE
3 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
4 4 (5.71%) RHCE
4 4 (5.71%) SC Cleared
5 3 (4.29%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (4.29%) CCNA
6 1 (1.43%) Degree
6 1 (1.43%) MCITP
6 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.43%) MCP
System Software
1 36 (51.43%) Active Directory
2 21 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (27.14%) VMware ESX
4 17 (24.29%) ISA Server
4 17 (24.29%) vSphere
5 5 (7.14%) XenDesktop
5 5 (7.14%) VMware Server
5 5 (7.14%) NFS
6 2 (2.86%) UAG
7 1 (1.43%) XenApp
7 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.43%) VirtualBox
7 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 22 (31.43%) MAILsweeper
1 22 (31.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 8 (11.43%) SCOM
3 5 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (7.14%) Nagios
4 3 (4.29%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (4.29%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (2.86%) Legato
5 2 (2.86%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.86%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.86%) Unicenter
5 2 (2.86%) OpenView
5 2 (2.86%) HP SIM
5 2 (2.86%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.43%) ZABBIX
6 1 (1.43%) HP Quality Center
6 1 (1.43%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 32 (45.71%) Microsoft
2 31 (44.29%) VMware
3 24 (34.29%) Symantec
4 22 (31.43%) Clearswift
4 22 (31.43%) Open Text
4 22 (31.43%) RightFax
5 18 (25.71%) Oracle
6 17 (24.29%) Websense
7 16 (22.86%) Citrix
8 13 (18.57%) Red Hat
9 11 (15.71%) EMC
10 7 (10.00%) NetApp
11 6 (8.57%) HP
12 5 (7.14%) StorageTek
12 5 (7.14%) Sun
12 5 (7.14%) Cisco
13 4 (5.71%) SolarWinds
14 2 (2.86%) CA
14 2 (2.86%) LANDesk
15 1 (1.43%) Isilon
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