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 29 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Monitoring
Rank 578 557 587
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +30
Contract jobs citing Server Monitoring 28 22 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.050% 0.042% 0.007%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.067% 0.057% 0.010%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 6 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £281 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.22% -29.68%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £250 -
% change year-on-year
+40.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.13 £20.78 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% -18.52%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £19.30 £25.50
% change year-on-year
- -24.31%

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
41951 38607 41075
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.17% 73.26% 70.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 26010 23715 23830
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £273 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £360
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1162 1053 1463
Average hourly rate £23.50 £28.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.07% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.84 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% -3.22%

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 August 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 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 -12 26 £400 +42.22% 6
London +31 21 £400 +28.00% 3
City of London +22 8 £365 - 1
South East -15 4 £290 -12.78% 2
South West -38 1 £450 +267.34%
Tyne and Wear - - - -
North East - - - -
North West - - - -
East of England - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Bracknell - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Chester - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Keighley - - - -
Knottingley - - - - 1
Luton - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Oxford - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Wallingford - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -

Server Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (61.02%) Windows
2 30 (50.85%) SQL Server
3 28 (47.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (42.37%) SQL
5 19 (32.20%) Microsoft
6 18 (30.51%) Active Directory
6 18 (30.51%) Oracle
6 18 (30.51%) PowerShell
7 17 (28.81%) SQL Server 2012
7 17 (28.81%) Linux
8 15 (25.42%) VB
8 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (25.42%) Red Hat
8 15 (25.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (25.42%) SQL Server 2008
9 14 (23.73%) .NET
9 14 (23.73%) ITIL
10 13 (22.03%) Apache
10 13 (22.03%) IIS
10 13 (22.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 12 (20.34%) Shell Script
11 12 (20.34%) T-SQL
11 12 (20.34%) SharePoint
12 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 11 (18.64%) Change Control
13 10 (16.95%) Middleware
13 10 (16.95%) DTS
13 10 (16.95%) UNIX
14 9 (15.25%) Blackberry
14 9 (15.25%) VMware

Server Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 13 (22.03%) IIS
1 13 (22.03%) Apache
2 12 (20.34%) SharePoint
3 8 (13.56%) IBM HTTP Server
3 8 (13.56%) Tomcat
4 5 (8.47%) SharePoint 2013
5 4 (6.78%) MS Exchange
5 4 (6.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.39%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.69%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.69%) Moodle
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Office
2 1 (1.69%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.69%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (13.56%) LDAP
1 8 (13.56%) Intranet
1 8 (13.56%) BIG-IP
2 5 (8.47%) DHCP
2 5 (8.47%) DNS
3 4 (6.78%) SMTP
4 3 (5.08%) SAN
4 3 (5.08%) LAN
5 1 (1.69%) WLAN
5 1 (1.69%) WAN
5 1 (1.69%) SSL
5 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.69%) Firewall
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (50.85%) SQL Server
2 17 (28.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (25.42%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (22.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (16.95%) DTS
6 8 (13.56%) MySQL
6 8 (13.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (13.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (11.86%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (8.47%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.69%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.69%) MS Access
10 1 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.69%) PerformancePoint
10 1 (1.69%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.69%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.69%) Redis
Development Applications
1 4 (6.78%) Subversion
1 4 (6.78%) TeamCity
1 4 (6.78%) Git (software)
1 4 (6.78%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (6.78%) Jenkins
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (13.56%) Front Office
1 8 (13.56%) Banking
1 8 (13.56%) Investment Banking
2 6 (10.17%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.17%) Finance
3 2 (3.39%) Law
3 2 (3.39%) Publishing
4 1 (1.69%) Marketing
4 1 (1.69%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (22.03%) DBA
2 11 (18.64%) SQL DBA
3 10 (16.95%) Consultant
4 7 (11.86%) Linux Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Web Engineer
5 6 (10.17%) Analyst
5 6 (10.17%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (8.47%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (8.47%) Applications Support
6 5 (8.47%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (6.78%) Senior SQL DBA
7 4 (6.78%) Messaging Consultant
7 4 (6.78%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.78%) Desktop Support
7 4 (6.78%) Senior DBA
7 4 (6.78%) Senior SQL Server DBA
7 4 (6.78%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) IT Consultant
8 3 (5.08%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.39%) MySQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.73%) .NET
2 10 (16.95%) Middleware
3 8 (13.56%) Java EE
3 8 (13.56%) WCF
4 4 (6.78%) LAMP
5 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
6 1 (1.69%) HTML
6 1 (1.69%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (1.69%) CSS
6 1 (1.69%) Web Services
6 1 (1.69%) ODBC
6 1 (1.69%) HTML5
6 1 (1.69%) Sinatra
6 1 (1.69%) REST
6 1 (1.69%) D3.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.25%) Blackberry
2 7 (11.86%) Clustering
3 4 (6.78%) NHS
4 3 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.08%) Replication
4 3 (5.08%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.39%) FMCG
6 1 (1.69%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.69%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 36 (61.02%) Windows
2 28 (47.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (28.81%) Linux
4 15 (25.42%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (25.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (16.95%) UNIX
6 6 (10.17%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.08%) AIX
8 3 (5.08%) HPUX
8 3 (5.08%) Solaris
9 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (23.73%) ITIL
2 11 (18.64%) Change Control
3 8 (13.56%) Capacity Management
3 8 (13.56%) Load Balancing
3 8 (13.56%) Problem Management
3 8 (13.56%) Release Management
4 7 (11.86%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (11.86%) PRINCE2
4 7 (11.86%) Configuration Management
5 5 (8.47%) Migration
5 5 (8.47%) DevOps
5 5 (8.47%) Incident Management
6 3 (5.08%) Database Security
6 3 (5.08%) E-Commerce
7 2 (3.39%) Project Management
7 2 (3.39%) Service Delivery
7 2 (3.39%) ITIL V2
8 1 (1.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.69%) ITSM
8 1 (1.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (42.37%) SQL
2 18 (30.51%) PowerShell
3 15 (25.42%) VB
4 12 (20.34%) T-SQL
4 12 (20.34%) Shell Script
5 8 (13.56%) Python
5 8 (13.56%) Java
6 5 (8.47%) Perl
6 5 (8.47%) PHP
6 5 (8.47%) PL/SQL
7 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.39%) VBScript
8 1 (1.69%) Ruby
8 1 (1.69%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (18.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.86%) MCITP
2 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.17%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.17%) MCDBA
4 4 (6.78%) MCSE
4 4 (6.78%) RHCE
5 2 (3.39%) MCTS
5 2 (3.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 1 (1.69%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
6 1 (1.69%) MCP
6 1 (1.69%) CCNA
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 18 (30.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.78%) vSphere
3 4 (6.78%) ISA Server
3 4 (6.78%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 8 (13.56%) Control-M
1 8 (13.56%) BladeLogic
1 8 (13.56%) ITRS Geneos
2 5 (8.47%) SCOM
2 5 (8.47%) Tivoli
3 4 (6.78%) Nagios
3 4 (6.78%) MAILsweeper
3 4 (6.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 4 (6.78%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.08%) Unicenter
5 1 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 19 (32.20%) Microsoft
2 18 (30.51%) Oracle
3 15 (25.42%) Red Hat
4 9 (15.25%) VMware
5 8 (13.56%) Altiris
6 6 (10.17%) Citrix
7 5 (8.47%) HP
8 4 (6.78%) Symantec
8 4 (6.78%) Websense
8 4 (6.78%) Clearswift
8 4 (6.78%) Open Text
8 4 (6.78%) IBM
8 4 (6.78%) RightFax
9 3 (5.08%) CA
10 2 (3.39%) Lotus
10 2 (3.39%) BMC
10 2 (3.39%) Cisco
10 2 (3.39%) IronPort
10 2 (3.39%) ArcSight
11 1 (1.69%) NetIQ
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