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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Monitoring
Rank 573 533 531
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -2
Contract jobs citing Server Monitoring 19 37 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.072% 0.062%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.047% 0.098% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 13
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.32% -23.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £378 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £365 £425
% change year-on-year
-4.10% -14.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 1
Average hourly rate £22.25 £22.88 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.73% +3.97%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.00

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
40533 37796 34894
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.73% 73.83% 71.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 26554 23240 20514
Average daily rate £423 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £370 £365
% change year-on-year
+4.72% +1.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1096 1172 1415
Average hourly rate £24.00 £26.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-7.40% -10.00%

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 December 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 December 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 18 £305 -5.86% 5
London -8 9 £275 -15.12% 2
South East -26 6 £350 -4.10% 1
Buckinghamshire - 5 £350 -
Milton Keynes - 4 £350 -
City of London -3 3 £313 -4.43%
Yorkshire -13 2 £325 - 2
Berkshire -4 1 - -
Scotland - 1 £550 -
Aylesbury - 1 £350 -
Brighton - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Inverness - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Reading - - - -
Woking - - - -
York - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
East Sussex - - - -
Essex - - - -
Kent - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Highlands - - - -
East of England - - - -

Server Monitoring
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 (81.82%) Windows
2 24 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (52.27%) SQL Server
4 20 (45.45%) PowerShell
5 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
6 18 (40.91%) IIS
7 17 (38.64%) SQL
7 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
8 13 (29.55%) .NET
8 13 (29.55%) ITIL
9 12 (27.27%) VMware
10 11 (25.00%) Linux
10 11 (25.00%) Apache
10 11 (25.00%) Release Management
11 10 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (22.73%) Red Hat
11 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
11 10 (22.73%) Blackberry
12 9 (20.45%) Middleware
12 9 (20.45%) Citrix
12 9 (20.45%) MS Exchange
12 9 (20.45%) Python
12 9 (20.45%) LDAP
12 9 (20.45%) Oracle
12 9 (20.45%) Problem Management
12 9 (20.45%) Banking
12 9 (20.45%) Altiris
13 8 (18.18%) BIG-IP
13 8 (18.18%) Investment Banking
13 8 (18.18%) BladeLogic

Server Monitoring
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 18 (40.91%) IIS
2 11 (25.00%) Apache
3 9 (20.45%) MS Exchange
4 8 (18.18%) Tomcat
4 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
4 8 (18.18%) IBM HTTP Server
4 8 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (15.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
7 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (9.09%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (9.09%) Lync
9 3 (6.82%) Moodle
10 1 (2.27%) CMS
10 1 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.27%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) LDAP
2 8 (18.18%) DNS
2 8 (18.18%) Intranet
2 8 (18.18%) BIG-IP
3 7 (15.91%) DHCP
4 6 (13.64%) TCP/IP
4 6 (13.64%) SAN
5 4 (9.09%) VLAN
5 4 (9.09%) Firewall
6 3 (6.82%) LAN
7 2 (4.55%) WAN
8 1 (2.27%) SSL
8 1 (2.27%) VoIP
8 1 (2.27%) KiloStream
8 1 (2.27%) MegaStream
8 1 (2.27%) MPLS
8 1 (2.27%) Network Security
8 1 (2.27%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (52.27%) SQL Server
2 6 (13.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.82%) MySQL
4 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (4.55%) MS Access
6 1 (2.27%) DTS
Development Applications
1 4 (9.09%) TeamCity
1 4 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 9 (20.45%) Banking
2 8 (18.18%) Investment Banking
2 8 (18.18%) Front Office
3 6 (13.64%) Finance
4 2 (4.55%) Advertising
5 1 (2.27%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.27%) Legal
5 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (15.91%) Linux Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Integration Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Web Engineer
2 6 (13.64%) Analyst
2 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) Support Engineer
3 5 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
4 4 (9.09%) DBA
4 4 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 4 (9.09%) Developer
4 4 (9.09%) SQL DBA
5 3 (6.82%) PHP Developer
5 3 (6.82%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Consultant
6 2 (4.55%) Desktop Support
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Engineer
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Support
6 2 (4.55%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (29.55%) .NET
2 9 (20.45%) Middleware
3 8 (18.18%) Java EE
3 8 (18.18%) WCF
4 3 (6.82%) HTML5
4 3 (6.82%) HTML
4 3 (6.82%) CSS
5 1 (2.27%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Blackberry
2 4 (9.09%) NHS
3 3 (6.82%) Client/Server
3 3 (6.82%) Clustering
3 3 (6.82%) E-Learning
3 3 (6.82%) Replication
4 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.27%) Fixed Income
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.27%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.27%) User Experience
5 1 (2.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 36 (81.82%) Windows
2 24 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (25.00%) Linux
4 10 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
6 5 (11.36%) UNIX
7 3 (6.82%) CentOS
8 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (4.55%) Windows XP
9 1 (2.27%) AIX
9 1 (2.27%) Solaris
9 1 (2.27%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.27%) Android
9 1 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (29.55%) ITIL
2 11 (25.00%) Release Management
3 9 (20.45%) Problem Management
4 8 (18.18%) Load Balancing
4 8 (18.18%) Capacity Management
5 6 (13.64%) Incident Management
5 6 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (9.09%) Change Management
6 4 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (6.82%) Change Control
8 2 (4.55%) Project Planning
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Management
8 2 (4.55%) Security Management
8 2 (4.55%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.55%) ERP
9 1 (2.27%) Project Management
9 1 (2.27%) Service Delivery
9 1 (2.27%) Migration
9 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 20 (45.45%) PowerShell
2 17 (38.64%) SQL
3 9 (20.45%) Python
4 8 (18.18%) Java
4 8 (18.18%) VB
5 6 (13.64%) T-SQL
6 4 (9.09%) Perl
6 4 (9.09%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.82%) PHP
7 3 (6.82%) JavaScript
8 2 (4.55%) VBScript
9 1 (2.27%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.27%) Ruby
9 1 (2.27%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 8 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 8 (18.18%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) DV Cleared
2 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (6.82%) MCITP
3 2 (4.55%) MCSE
4 1 (2.27%) MCSA
4 1 (2.27%) CCNA
4 1 (2.27%) CCA
4 1 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.27%) MCP
4 1 (2.27%) RHCE
4 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.27%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 19 (43.18%) Active Directory
2 7 (15.91%) vSphere
3 5 (11.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.36%) XenApp
4 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.55%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.27%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 1 (2.27%) Veritas File System
6 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.27%) Samba
6 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.27%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 8 (18.18%) Control-M
1 8 (18.18%) BladeLogic
1 8 (18.18%) ITRS Geneos
2 4 (9.09%) SCOM
3 3 (6.82%) HP SIM
4 2 (4.55%) SCCM
4 2 (4.55%) Backup Exec
4 2 (4.55%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (2.27%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.27%) Legato
5 1 (2.27%) WSUS
5 1 (2.27%) SELinux
5 1 (2.27%) Puppet
5 1 (2.27%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 17 (38.64%) Microsoft
2 12 (27.27%) VMware
3 10 (22.73%) Red Hat
4 9 (20.45%) Citrix
4 9 (20.45%) Oracle
4 9 (20.45%) Altiris
5 8 (18.18%) HP
6 5 (11.36%) Cisco
7 3 (6.82%) IBM
7 3 (6.82%) EMC
8 2 (4.55%) Intel
8 2 (4.55%) Dell
8 2 (4.55%) BMC
8 2 (4.55%) Mitel
8 2 (4.55%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.55%) NetIQ
8 2 (4.55%) WatchGuard
8 2 (4.55%) SonicWALL
8 2 (4.55%) Veeam
8 2 (4.55%) ArcSight