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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Monitoring
Rank 558 555 574
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +19
Contract jobs citing Server Monitoring 32 15 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.058% 0.029% 0.017%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.079% 0.040% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 11 8
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£390 £313 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.80% -21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £360 £433
UK excluding London average daily rate £303 £291 £400
% change year-on-year
+3.86% -27.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £21.75 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
40540 37166 40747
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.11% 72.91% 70.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 25134 22527 23434
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 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1157 1072 1446
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £46.90
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 24 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 24 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 +1 30 £390 +24.80% 11
London +23 24 £395 +26.40% 6
City of London +26 6 £365 +21.66% 3
South East -12 3 £230 -30.82% 1
North West -4 1 - -
South West -26 1 £450 +275.00%
Tyne and Wear - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Chiswick - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Camberley - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Exeter - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Horsham - - - -
Keighley - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - -
Luton - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Slough - - - -
Wilmslow - - - -
York - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Berkshire - - - -

Server Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 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 40 (57.14%) Windows
2 28 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (37.14%) SQL Server
4 25 (35.71%) SQL
5 24 (34.29%) PowerShell
6 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
7 20 (28.57%) Active Directory
7 20 (28.57%) Oracle
7 20 (28.57%) Linux
8 19 (27.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (25.71%) VMware
9 18 (25.71%) Red Hat
9 18 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (24.29%) SQL Server 2012
11 16 (22.86%) UNIX
11 16 (22.86%) VB
11 16 (22.86%) ITIL
12 15 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
13 14 (20.00%) DNS
13 14 (20.00%) Shell Script
14 13 (18.57%) Solaris
14 13 (18.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 13 (18.57%) Change Control
15 12 (17.14%) SharePoint
15 12 (17.14%) T-SQL
15 12 (17.14%) Blackberry
16 11 (15.71%) .NET
16 11 (15.71%) Citrix
17 10 (14.29%) SCOM

Server Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (17.14%) SharePoint
2 10 (14.29%) Apache
3 9 (12.86%) IIS
4 8 (11.43%) MS Exchange
4 8 (11.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 5 (7.14%) IBM HTTP Server
5 5 (7.14%) Tomcat
5 5 (7.14%) SharePoint 2013
6 4 (5.71%) Oracle Coherence
7 2 (2.86%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 3 (4.29%) MS Office
2 2 (2.86%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.43%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.43%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.43%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.00%) DNS
2 9 (12.86%) DHCP
3 8 (11.43%) SMTP
4 5 (7.14%) Intranet
4 5 (7.14%) LDAP
4 5 (7.14%) FTP
4 5 (7.14%) BIG-IP
4 5 (7.14%) SSH
5 2 (2.86%) LAN
5 2 (2.86%) SAN
5 2 (2.86%) Firewall
6 1 (1.43%) WLAN
6 1 (1.43%) WAN
6 1 (1.43%) SSL
6 1 (1.43%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.43%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (37.14%) SQL Server
2 17 (24.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (18.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (14.29%) DTS
6 8 (11.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 8 (11.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 8 (11.43%) MySQL
7 7 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 6 (8.57%) Oracle ODI
9 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (1.43%) MS Access
10 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (1.43%) Redis
10 1 (1.43%) MongoDB
10 1 (1.43%) NoSQL
10 1 (1.43%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Subversion
1 4 (5.71%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.71%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (5.71%) TeamCity
1 4 (5.71%) Jenkins
2 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (8.57%) Telecoms
1 6 (8.57%) Finance
2 5 (7.14%) Front Office
2 5 (7.14%) Banking
2 5 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 2 (2.86%) Law
3 2 (2.86%) Publishing
4 1 (1.43%) Local Government
4 1 (1.43%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (18.57%) DBA
2 12 (17.14%) Consultant
3 11 (15.71%) SQL DBA
4 10 (14.29%) Analyst
5 6 (8.57%) Messaging Consultant
5 6 (8.57%) Server Engineer
5 6 (8.57%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 6 (8.57%) Applications Support
6 5 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
6 5 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Senior SQL DBA
7 4 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (5.71%) Senior DBA
7 4 (5.71%) Senior SQL Server DBA
7 4 (5.71%) UNIX Administrator
8 3 (4.29%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (4.29%) Administrator
8 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.29%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (15.71%) .NET
2 6 (8.57%) Middleware
3 5 (7.14%) LAMP
3 5 (7.14%) Java EE
3 5 (7.14%) WCF
4 2 (2.86%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.43%) Web Services
5 1 (1.43%) ODBC
5 1 (1.43%) Sinatra
5 1 (1.43%) REST
5 1 (1.43%) D3.js
5 1 (1.43%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.14%) Blackberry
2 7 (10.00%) Clustering
3 5 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.71%) NHS
5 3 (4.29%) Replication
5 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (4.29%) FMCG
6 1 (1.43%) Fixed Income
6 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 40 (57.14%) Windows
2 28 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (28.57%) Linux
4 19 (27.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 16 (22.86%) UNIX
7 13 (18.57%) Solaris
8 4 (5.71%) Windows 7
8 4 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (4.29%) AIX
9 3 (4.29%) HPUX
10 1 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.86%) ITIL
2 13 (18.57%) Change Control
3 9 (12.86%) Migration
4 7 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 7 (10.00%) PRINCE2
4 7 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
5 6 (8.57%) Load Balancing
5 6 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 5 (7.14%) DevOps
6 5 (7.14%) Capacity Management
6 5 (7.14%) Release Management
6 5 (7.14%) Problem Management
7 4 (5.71%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.71%) Change Management
8 3 (4.29%) E-Commerce
8 3 (4.29%) Database Security
9 2 (2.86%) ITIL V2
9 2 (2.86%) Infrastructure Management
9 2 (2.86%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (35.71%) SQL
2 24 (34.29%) PowerShell
3 16 (22.86%) VB
4 14 (20.00%) Shell Script
5 12 (17.14%) T-SQL
6 10 (14.29%) Perl
7 6 (8.57%) PL/SQL
8 5 (7.14%) PHP
8 5 (7.14%) Java
8 5 (7.14%) Python
9 3 (4.29%) C
10 2 (2.86%) VBScript
11 1 (1.43%) JavaScript
11 1 (1.43%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 15 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 8 (11.43%) MCSE
3 7 (10.00%) MCITP
4 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.57%) MCDBA
5 4 (5.71%) RHCE
6 2 (2.86%) MCTS
6 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Certified Architect
6 2 (2.86%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.43%) CCNA
7 1 (1.43%) MCP
7 1 (1.43%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
System Software
1 20 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 9 (12.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.00%) ISA Server
3 7 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 7 (10.00%) vSphere
4 5 (7.14%) NFS
4 5 (7.14%) XenDesktop
4 5 (7.14%) VMware Server
5 1 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.43%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (14.29%) SCOM
2 8 (11.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 8 (11.43%) MAILsweeper
3 5 (7.14%) Tivoli
3 5 (7.14%) Control-M
3 5 (7.14%) Nagios
3 5 (7.14%) ITRS Geneos
3 5 (7.14%) BladeLogic
4 4 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
5 3 (4.29%) Unicenter
6 1 (1.43%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 23 (32.86%) Microsoft
2 20 (28.57%) Oracle
3 18 (25.71%) VMware
3 18 (25.71%) Red Hat
4 11 (15.71%) Citrix
5 8 (11.43%) RightFax
5 8 (11.43%) Open Text
5 8 (11.43%) Clearswift
5 8 (11.43%) Symantec
6 7 (10.00%) Websense
6 7 (10.00%) EMC
7 5 (7.14%) NetApp
7 5 (7.14%) StorageTek
7 5 (7.14%) HP
7 5 (7.14%) Sun
7 5 (7.14%) Altiris
8 4 (5.71%) IBM
9 3 (4.29%) CA
10 2 (2.86%) IronPort
10 2 (2.86%) ArcSight
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