The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 October 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
31 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Monitoring
Rank 592 555 561
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +6
Contract jobs citing Server Monitoring 20 32 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.061% 0.026%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.047% 0.082% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 8 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -23.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £216 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £399 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £125 £425
% change year-on-year
+180.00% -70.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £22.50 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.30 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -14.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42724 38810 38732
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 73.64% 74.15% 71.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 27578 24127 22614
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £587 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £363 £368
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1161 1169 1421
Average hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £28.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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 31 October 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 31 October 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 -47 20 £350 +7.85% 3
South East - 11 £350 -
London -2 9 £290 -10.76% 1
Buckinghamshire - 6 £350 -
City of London +14 3 £375 +0.13%
Berkshire - 2 - -
Kent - 2 £500 -
Aylesbury - 1 £350 -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 £450 -
Surrey - 1 £450 -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
Highlands - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Chiswick - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Chester - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Inverness - - - -
Knottingley - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Woking - - - -
York - - - -
Brighton - - - -

Server Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 36 (70.59%) Windows
2 30 (58.82%) SQL Server
3 26 (50.98%) SQL
4 25 (49.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (43.14%) Microsoft
6 18 (35.29%) ITIL
6 18 (35.29%) PowerShell
7 17 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 15 (29.41%) .NET
8 15 (29.41%) IIS
8 15 (29.41%) SharePoint
8 15 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 15 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
9 13 (25.49%) T-SQL
9 13 (25.49%) Active Directory
10 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (21.57%) DTS
11 11 (21.57%) Linux
12 10 (19.61%) Clustering
12 10 (19.61%) Release Management
12 10 (19.61%) Performance Tuning
13 9 (17.65%) Problem Management
13 9 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (17.65%) Banking
13 9 (17.65%) Middleware
13 9 (17.65%) Oracle
13 9 (17.65%) Apache
13 9 (17.65%) Red Hat
14 8 (15.69%) Intranet
14 8 (15.69%) Control-M

Server Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 October 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 15 (29.41%) IIS
1 15 (29.41%) SharePoint
2 9 (17.65%) Apache
3 8 (15.69%) Tomcat
3 8 (15.69%) IBM HTTP Server
3 8 (15.69%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (11.76%) MS Exchange
5 4 (7.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (7.84%) Lync
5 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (7.84%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (3.92%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.96%) CMS
7 1 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.96%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Office
2 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.92%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.84%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.69%) LDAP
1 8 (15.69%) Intranet
1 8 (15.69%) BIG-IP
2 4 (7.84%) DNS
3 3 (5.88%) DHCP
3 3 (5.88%) SAN
4 2 (3.92%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.92%) LAN
4 2 (3.92%) VLAN
5 1 (1.96%) SSL
5 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (58.82%) SQL Server
2 17 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (29.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (21.57%) DTS
5 7 (13.73%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (13.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 7 (13.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (7.84%) MySQL
7 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (3.92%) MS Access
8 1 (1.96%) MongoDB
8 1 (1.96%) NoSQL
8 1 (1.96%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (7.84%) TeamCity
1 4 (7.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (5.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (3.92%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (17.65%) Banking
2 8 (15.69%) Investment Banking
2 8 (15.69%) Front Office
3 5 (9.80%) Finance
4 2 (3.92%) Publishing
5 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.96%) Marketing
5 1 (1.96%) Law
5 1 (1.96%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) DBA
2 14 (27.45%) SQL DBA
3 8 (15.69%) SQL Server DBA
4 7 (13.73%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Web Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Integration Engineer
5 6 (11.76%) Analyst
6 4 (7.84%) Support Engineer
6 4 (7.84%) Applications Support
6 4 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.84%) Senior SQL DBA
6 4 (7.84%) Senior DBA
6 4 (7.84%) Senior SQL Server DBA
7 3 (5.88%) Developer
7 3 (5.88%) Consultant
8 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (3.92%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (3.92%) MySQL DBA
8 2 (3.92%) Technical Specialist
8 2 (3.92%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (29.41%) .NET
2 9 (17.65%) Middleware
3 8 (15.69%) Java EE
3 8 (15.69%) WCF
4 2 (3.92%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.96%) HTML
5 1 (1.96%) HTML5
5 1 (1.96%) Sinatra
5 1 (1.96%) REST
5 1 (1.96%) D3.js
5 1 (1.96%) LAMP
5 1 (1.96%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (1.96%) CSS
5 1 (1.96%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Clustering
2 6 (11.76%) Blackberry
3 5 (9.80%) Replication
4 4 (7.84%) NHS
5 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.96%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.96%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.96%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.96%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 36 (70.59%) Windows
2 25 (49.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (23.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (21.57%) Linux
5 9 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (9.80%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.80%) UNIX
7 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.92%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.96%) AIX
9 1 (1.96%) Solaris
9 1 (1.96%) Android
9 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.96%) CentOS
9 1 (1.96%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (35.29%) ITIL
2 10 (19.61%) Release Management
2 10 (19.61%) Performance Tuning
3 9 (17.65%) Problem Management
4 8 (15.69%) Load Balancing
4 8 (15.69%) Capacity Management
5 6 (11.76%) PRINCE2
6 4 (7.84%) Change Management
6 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
6 4 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (7.84%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.88%) Database Security
7 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.88%) Project Management
8 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.92%) ERP
8 2 (3.92%) Security Management
8 2 (3.92%) ITIL V2
8 2 (3.92%) Change Control
8 2 (3.92%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (50.98%) SQL
2 18 (35.29%) PowerShell
3 13 (25.49%) T-SQL
4 8 (15.69%) Java
4 8 (15.69%) VB
4 8 (15.69%) Python
5 3 (5.88%) Perl
6 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
6 2 (3.92%) VBScript
7 1 (1.96%) Bourne shell
7 1 (1.96%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.96%) PHP
7 1 (1.96%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (15.69%) SC Cleared
1 8 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 7 (13.73%) MCITP
2 7 (13.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (11.76%) MCDBA
4 3 (5.88%) DV Cleared
5 2 (3.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.92%) MCTS
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 1 (1.96%) CCNA
6 1 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.96%) MCP
System Software
1 13 (25.49%) Active Directory
2 3 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.92%) XenApp
3 2 (3.92%) XenDesktop
3 2 (3.92%) vSphere
3 2 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.96%) Veritas Volume Manager
4 1 (1.96%) Veritas File System
4 1 (1.96%) Sendmail
4 1 (1.96%) Samba
4 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (15.69%) Control-M
1 8 (15.69%) BladeLogic
1 8 (15.69%) ITRS Geneos
2 7 (13.73%) SCOM
3 2 (3.92%) HP SIM
3 2 (3.92%) SCCM
3 2 (3.92%) Tivoli
3 2 (3.92%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.96%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.96%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.96%) Legato
Vendors
1 22 (43.14%) Microsoft
2 9 (17.65%) Oracle
2 9 (17.65%) Red Hat
3 8 (15.69%) Altiris
4 7 (13.73%) VMware
5 5 (9.80%) IBM
5 5 (9.80%) HP
5 5 (9.80%) Citrix
6 2 (3.92%) BMC
6 2 (3.92%) EMC
6 2 (3.92%) Lotus
6 2 (3.92%) IronPort
6 2 (3.92%) Veeam
6 2 (3.92%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.96%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.96%) New Relic
7 1 (1.96%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.96%) NetIQ
7 1 (1.96%) Intel
7 1 (1.96%) Veritas