Period
to 19 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Proactive Monitoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Proactive Monitoring over the 6 months to 19 September 2018 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.

Proactive Monitoring
England > South East
6 months to
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 302 331 354
Rank change year-on-year +29 +23 -14
Contract jobs citing Proactive Monitoring 79 40 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 0.24% 0.20%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.55% 0.29% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 27 16
South East median daily rate £335 £400 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.25% +24.03% -19.38%
10th Percentile £162 £150 £120
90th Percentile £528 £490 £438
England median daily rate £398 £425 £425
% change year-on-year -6.47% - +21.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 8
South East median hourly rate £18.50 £13.00 £25.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.31% -48.82% +45.14%
10th Percentile £12.38 £11.25 £21.75
90th Percentile £32.00 £14.29 £43.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +53.85% -43.48% -23.33%

Proactive Monitoring is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 14,235 13,823 14,592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 85.81% 84.18% 83.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,555 8,188 8,927
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £280 £259 £253
90th Percentile £588 £569 £550
England median daily rate £465 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 519 479 561
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -13.04% +2.22%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.50 £50.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.00 £23.14 £23.00
% change year-on-year -9.25% +0.61% +4.55%

Proactive Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Proactive Monitoring as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Proactive Monitoring in the South East

Proactive Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Proactive Monitoring in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Proactive Monitoring in the South East

Proactive Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Proactive Monitoring in the South East over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Proactive Monitoring in the South East

Proactive Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Proactive Monitoring in the South East

Proactive Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Proactive Monitoring in the South East over the 6 months to 19 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Proactive Monitoring in the South East

Proactive Monitoring
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Proactive Monitoring within the South East region over the 6 months to 19 September 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Thames Valley +30 40 £275 -18.52% 3
Surrey -8 28 £357 -4.73% 2
Oxfordshire +20 22 £185 -60.00% 1
Berkshire +1 12 £144 -64.06% 2
Hampshire -13 9 £245 -45.56% 3
Buckinghamshire +16 6 £365 +73.78%
West Sussex -7 1 - -
Proactive Monitoring
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Proactive Monitoring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region with a requirement for Proactive Monitoring.

1 24 (30.38%) Windows
2 22 (27.85%) Active Directory
3 18 (22.78%) ITIL
3 18 (22.78%) Windows Server
4 17 (21.52%) Mentoring
4 17 (21.52%) SQL
4 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
5 16 (20.25%) TCP/IP
6 15 (18.99%) Incident Management
6 15 (18.99%) Change Control
7 14 (17.72%) Finance
8 13 (16.46%) NetApp
9 12 (15.19%) HP
9 12 (15.19%) JIRA
10 11 (13.92%) VMware
10 11 (13.92%) EMC
10 11 (13.92%) Splunk
10 11 (13.92%) Akamai
10 11 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (13.92%) New Relic
10 11 (13.92%) Data Centre
10 11 (13.92%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
11 10 (12.66%) Hyper-V
11 10 (12.66%) Isilon
11 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Office
11 10 (12.66%) Firewall
11 10 (12.66%) Service Delivery
12 9 (11.39%) Benchmarking
12 9 (11.39%) HP Storage

Proactive Monitoring
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 5 (6.33%) MS Exchange
1 5 (6.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.06%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.53%) IIS
Applications
1 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (3.80%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (5.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.53%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (2.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.92%) Akamai
2 4 (5.06%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.06%) Office 365
3 2 (2.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.25%) TCP/IP
2 10 (12.66%) Firewall
3 7 (8.86%) VLAN
4 3 (3.80%) WAN
5 2 (2.53%) DHCP
5 2 (2.53%) DNS
5 2 (2.53%) LAN
5 2 (2.53%) SMS
5 2 (2.53%) Wireless
6 1 (1.27%) BGP
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
6 1 (1.27%) NetScaler
6 1 (1.27%) Network Security
6 1 (1.27%) OSPF
6 1 (1.27%) VPN
6 1 (1.27%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (8.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 12 (15.19%) JIRA
General
1 14 (17.72%) Finance
2 6 (7.59%) Retail
2 6 (7.59%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Front Office
3 1 (1.27%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (32.91%) Support Engineer
2 9 (11.39%) Applications Support
2 9 (11.39%) IT Support
2 9 (11.39%) Storage Engineer
3 7 (8.86%) 3rd Line Support
3 7 (8.86%) Analyst
3 7 (8.86%) Desktop Engineer
3 7 (8.86%) Desktop Support
3 7 (8.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 6 (7.59%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Head of Infrastructure
4 6 (7.59%) Operations Support Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Web Engineer
4 6 (7.59%) Web Support Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Applications Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) Head of IT Infrastructure
5 5 (6.33%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.06%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.92%) Data Centre
2 10 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (11.39%) Data Structures
3 9 (11.39%) HP Storage
4 5 (6.33%) NHS
5 4 (5.06%) Public Cloud
6 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.27%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.27%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.27%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 24 (30.38%) Windows
2 18 (22.78%) Windows Server
3 7 (8.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (7.59%) Linux
4 6 (7.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (2.53%) Unix
6 1 (1.27%) Windows 10
6 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.78%) ITIL
2 17 (21.52%) Mentoring
3 15 (18.99%) Change Control
3 15 (18.99%) Incident Management
4 11 (13.92%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (12.66%) Service Delivery
6 9 (11.39%) Benchmarking
6 9 (11.39%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (10.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (10.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 7 (8.86%) Change Management
8 7 (8.86%) Security Management
8 7 (8.86%) Time Management
9 6 (7.59%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (7.59%) Decision-Making
9 6 (7.59%) Information Security
9 6 (7.59%) Problem Management
9 6 (7.59%) Project Planning
9 6 (7.59%) SDLC
9 6 (7.59%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (21.52%) SQL
2 5 (6.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (5.06%) C#
3 4 (5.06%) Java
4 2 (2.53%) Scala
4 2 (2.53%) VB
5 1 (1.27%) C
5 1 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (11.39%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.06%) Degree
2 4 (5.06%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.80%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.53%) PMP
5 1 (1.27%) CITP
5 1 (1.27%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.27%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.27%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.59%) PMO
2 4 (5.06%) GDPR
2 4 (5.06%) HIPAA
2 4 (5.06%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (3.80%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 3 (3.80%) QA
4 2 (2.53%) SLA
5 1 (1.27%) COBIT
5 1 (1.27%) P3O
System Software
1 22 (27.85%) Active Directory
2 11 (13.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (12.66%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.27%) XenApp
4 1 (1.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (3.80%) OVSD
2 2 (2.53%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 17 (21.52%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.46%) NetApp
3 12 (15.19%) HP
4 11 (13.92%) EMC
4 11 (13.92%) New Relic
4 11 (13.92%) Splunk
4 11 (13.92%) VMware
5 10 (12.66%) Isilon
6 5 (6.33%) Oracle
7 3 (3.80%) Citrix
8 2 (2.53%) BMC
8 2 (2.53%) Cisco
8 2 (2.53%) Lumension
8 2 (2.53%) Remedy
9 1 (1.27%) Aruba
9 1 (1.27%) F5
9 1 (1.27%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.27%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.27%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.27%) SolarWinds