The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Server Monitoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Server Monitoring over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Server Monitoring
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 578 600
Rank change year-on-year +3 +22  
Contract jobs citing Server Monitoring 8 42 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.019% 0.085% 0.044%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.022% 0.10% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 29 12
Median daily rate £375 £320 £215
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.18% +48.83%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £229 £113
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £476 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £320 £144
% change year-on-year +19.53% +121.83%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 5
Median hourly rate £55.00 £21.75 £21.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +152.87% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - £27.25

Server Monitoring is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 36606 41272 40599
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 84.68% 83.46% 80.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 92153 104845 92956
Median daily rate £450 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.43%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.75% +5.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2818 2673 2706
Median hourly rate £32.50 £27.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.18% +5.76%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £50.78 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.00 £28.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year +19.29% -5.00%  

Server Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Server Monitoring as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Server Monitoring in England

Server Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Server Monitoring in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Monitoring in England

Server Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Monitoring in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Monitoring in England

Server Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Monitoring in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Monitoring in England

Server Monitoring
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Monitoring within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
North of England +30 5 £413 +28.90% 1
North East +56 4 £450 +40.62%
South West - 2 £238 -
South East +26 1 £425 - 1
North West +20 1 £360 -1.36% 1
Server Monitoring
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Server Monitoring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Server Monitoring.

1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (55.00%) SQL
3 11 (55.00%) TCP/IP
4 10 (50.00%) Linux
5 9 (45.00%) Perl
6 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
7 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
7 7 (35.00%) Unix
7 7 (35.00%) HP
7 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
8 6 (30.00%) VB
8 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
8 6 (30.00%) HP SiteScope
9 5 (25.00%) ITIL
9 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
9 5 (25.00%) Change Management
10 4 (20.00%) Finance
10 4 (20.00%) Migration
10 4 (20.00%) VMware
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (20.00%) Office 365
10 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
10 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills

Server Monitoring
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (15.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (15.00%) Office Communications Server
1 3 (15.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (15.00%) SharePoint 2013
1 3 (15.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (10.00%) Apache
2 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (10.00%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Office 365
2 2 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.00%) DNS
2 2 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (10.00%) HTTP
2 2 (10.00%) LAN
2 2 (10.00%) Network Security
2 2 (10.00%) VLAN
2 2 (10.00%) WAN
2 2 (10.00%) X.509
3 1 (5.00%) DHCP
3 1 (5.00%) SAN
3 1 (5.00%) VoIP
3 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (10.00%) Data Mining
2 2 (10.00%) KNIME
2 2 (10.00%) Power BI
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (10.00%) Banking
2 2 (10.00%) Local Government
3 1 (5.00%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Administrator
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Automation Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) DBA
2 4 (20.00%) SQL DBA
3 3 (15.00%) Linux Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 3 (15.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (15.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (10.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support
4 2 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Server Analyst
4 2 (10.00%) Server Support
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Developer
4 2 (10.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.00%) Blackberry
2 3 (15.00%) Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (70.00%) Windows
2 13 (65.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (50.00%) Linux
4 7 (35.00%) Unix
5 3 (15.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (15.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.00%) CentOS
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (5.00%) AIX
7 1 (5.00%) Solaris
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) Change Management
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
2 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
3 3 (15.00%) Change Control
3 3 (15.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (15.00%) Quality Management
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (10.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (10.00%) Data Visualisation
4 2 (10.00%) Database Tuning
4 2 (10.00%) High Availability
4 2 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (10.00%) Mentoring
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (10.00%) Performance Optimisation
4 2 (10.00%) Presales
4 2 (10.00%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 11 (55.00%) SQL
2 9 (45.00%) Perl
3 7 (35.00%) Shell Script
4 6 (30.00%) PowerShell
4 6 (30.00%) VB
5 2 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 2 (10.00%) R
6 1 (5.00%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 8 (40.00%) Security Cleared
2 7 (35.00%) SC Cleared
3 4 (20.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (10.00%) vSphere
4 1 (5.00%) Docker
4 1 (5.00%) Samba
4 1 (5.00%) Sendmail
4 1 (5.00%) Veritas File System
4 1 (5.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 6 (30.00%) HP SiteScope
2 3 (15.00%) SCOM
2 3 (15.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (10.00%) Nagios
3 2 (10.00%) Perfmon
3 2 (10.00%) Puppet
3 2 (10.00%) SCCM
3 2 (10.00%) vCenter Server
3 2 (10.00%) WSUS
4 1 (5.00%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (5.00%) Kubernetes
4 1 (5.00%) MOM
4 1 (5.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 7 (35.00%) HP
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (20.00%) VMware
4 3 (15.00%) Red Hat
5 2 (10.00%) EqualLogic
5 2 (10.00%) Tableau
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) EMC
6 1 (5.00%) IBM
6 1 (5.00%) Sun
6 1 (5.00%) Veritas