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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Monitoring
Rank 557 550 559
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +9
Contract jobs citing Server Monitoring 32 13 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.025% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.079% 0.035% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 8 7
Average daily rate
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£390 £323 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.93% -19.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £211 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £380 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £291 £413
% change year-on-year
+3.86% -29.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £21.75 £22.25 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.24% -12.74%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £25.50
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40453 37287 40858
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.06% 72.92% 70.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 25028 22615 23509
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1155 1063 1447
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 +11 30 £390 +20.93% 5
London +16 25 £400 +18.95% 1
City of London +27 6 £365 +0.68% 1
South East -9 3 £230 -30.82%
South West -34 1 £450 +275.00%
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Keighley - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - -
Luton - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - -

Server Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 41 (57.75%) Windows
2 29 (40.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (38.03%) SQL Server
4 25 (35.21%) SQL
4 25 (35.21%) PowerShell
5 23 (32.39%) Microsoft
6 21 (29.58%) Active Directory
6 21 (29.58%) Oracle
6 21 (29.58%) Linux
7 19 (26.76%) Red Hat
7 19 (26.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 19 (26.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (25.35%) VMware
9 17 (23.94%) VB
9 17 (23.94%) ITIL
9 17 (23.94%) SQL Server 2012
10 16 (22.54%) UNIX
11 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Certification
11 15 (21.13%) SQL Server 2008
12 14 (19.72%) DNS
12 14 (19.72%) Shell Script
13 13 (18.31%) Solaris
13 13 (18.31%) Change Control
13 13 (18.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (16.90%) SharePoint
14 12 (16.90%) .NET
14 12 (16.90%) T-SQL
14 12 (16.90%) Blackberry
15 11 (15.49%) Apache
15 11 (15.49%) Citrix

Server Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 12 (16.90%) SharePoint
2 11 (15.49%) Apache
3 10 (14.08%) IIS
4 8 (11.27%) MS Exchange
4 8 (11.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (8.45%) IBM HTTP Server
5 6 (8.45%) Tomcat
6 5 (7.04%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (5.63%) Oracle Coherence
8 2 (2.82%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.41%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (4.23%) MS Office
2 2 (2.82%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.41%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (19.72%) DNS
2 9 (12.68%) DHCP
3 8 (11.27%) SMTP
4 6 (8.45%) Intranet
4 6 (8.45%) BIG-IP
4 6 (8.45%) LDAP
5 5 (7.04%) FTP
5 5 (7.04%) SSH
6 2 (2.82%) Firewall
6 2 (2.82%) SAN
6 2 (2.82%) LAN
7 1 (1.41%) WLAN
7 1 (1.41%) WAN
7 1 (1.41%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.41%) SSL
7 1 (1.41%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (38.03%) SQL Server
2 17 (23.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (21.13%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (18.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (14.08%) DTS
6 8 (11.27%) MySQL
6 8 (11.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (11.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (9.86%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (8.45%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.41%) MS Access
10 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.41%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (1.41%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.41%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.41%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Subversion
1 4 (5.63%) TeamCity
1 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (8.45%) Front Office
1 6 (8.45%) Telecoms
1 6 (8.45%) Finance
1 6 (8.45%) Banking
1 6 (8.45%) Investment Banking
2 2 (2.82%) Law
2 2 (2.82%) Publishing
3 1 (1.41%) Local Government
3 1 (1.41%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) DBA
2 12 (16.90%) Consultant
3 11 (15.49%) SQL DBA
4 10 (14.08%) Analyst
5 6 (8.45%) Applications Support
5 6 (8.45%) Server Engineer
5 6 (8.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 6 (8.45%) Messaging Consultant
6 5 (7.04%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) SQL Server DBA
7 4 (5.63%) UNIX Administrator
7 4 (5.63%) Senior SQL DBA
7 4 (5.63%) Integration Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Senior DBA
7 4 (5.63%) Senior SQL Server DBA
7 4 (5.63%) Web Engineer
8 3 (4.23%) Server Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) Solaris Administrator
8 3 (4.23%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.90%) .NET
2 7 (9.86%) Middleware
3 6 (8.45%) Java EE
3 6 (8.45%) WCF
4 5 (7.04%) LAMP
5 2 (2.82%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.41%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.41%) Web Services
6 1 (1.41%) ODBC
6 1 (1.41%) Sinatra
6 1 (1.41%) REST
6 1 (1.41%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.90%) Blackberry
2 7 (9.86%) Clustering
3 5 (7.04%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.63%) NHS
5 3 (4.23%) FMCG
5 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.23%) Replication
6 1 (1.41%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.41%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 41 (57.75%) Windows
2 29 (40.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (29.58%) Linux
4 19 (26.76%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (26.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (22.54%) UNIX
6 13 (18.31%) Solaris
7 4 (5.63%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.23%) AIX
8 3 (4.23%) HPUX
9 1 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (23.94%) ITIL
2 13 (18.31%) Change Control
3 9 (12.68%) Migration
4 7 (9.86%) Load Balancing
4 7 (9.86%) PRINCE2
4 7 (9.86%) Configuration Management
4 7 (9.86%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (8.45%) Capacity Management
5 6 (8.45%) Problem Management
5 6 (8.45%) Release Management
5 6 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.04%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.04%) DevOps
7 4 (5.63%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.63%) Change Management
8 3 (4.23%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.23%) Database Security
9 2 (2.82%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (2.82%) Project Management
9 2 (2.82%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.21%) SQL
1 25 (35.21%) PowerShell
2 17 (23.94%) VB
3 14 (19.72%) Shell Script
4 12 (16.90%) T-SQL
5 10 (14.08%) Perl
6 6 (8.45%) Java
6 6 (8.45%) PL/SQL
6 6 (8.45%) Python
7 5 (7.04%) PHP
8 3 (4.23%) C
9 2 (2.82%) VBScript
10 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
10 1 (1.41%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (11.27%) MCSE
2 8 (11.27%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.86%) MCITP
4 6 (8.45%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.45%) MCDBA
5 4 (5.63%) RHCE
6 2 (2.82%) MCTS
6 2 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certified Architect
7 1 (1.41%) MCP
7 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (1.41%) CCNA
7 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 21 (29.58%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (9.86%) ISA Server
3 7 (9.86%) VMware ESX
3 7 (9.86%) vSphere
4 5 (7.04%) XenDesktop
4 5 (7.04%) NFS
4 5 (7.04%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.41%) XenApp
5 1 (1.41%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 10 (14.08%) SCOM
2 8 (11.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 8 (11.27%) MAILsweeper
3 6 (8.45%) BladeLogic
3 6 (8.45%) Control-M
3 6 (8.45%) ITRS Geneos
4 5 (7.04%) Nagios
4 5 (7.04%) Tivoli
5 4 (5.63%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (4.23%) Unicenter
7 1 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 23 (32.39%) Microsoft
2 21 (29.58%) Oracle
3 19 (26.76%) Red Hat
4 18 (25.35%) VMware
5 11 (15.49%) Citrix
6 8 (11.27%) Symantec
6 8 (11.27%) Clearswift
6 8 (11.27%) Open Text
6 8 (11.27%) RightFax
7 7 (9.86%) Websense
7 7 (9.86%) EMC
8 6 (8.45%) Altiris
9 5 (7.04%) Sun
9 5 (7.04%) HP
9 5 (7.04%) NetApp
9 5 (7.04%) StorageTek
10 4 (5.63%) IBM
11 3 (4.23%) CA
12 2 (2.82%) IronPort
12 2 (2.82%) ArcSight