Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 299 318 350
Rank change year-on-year +19 +32 -17
Contract jobs citing Proactive Monitoring 75 36 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.45% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.54% 0.28% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 25 30
South East median daily rate £389 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.19% +3.85% -7.14%
10th Percentile £166 £150 £140
90th Percentile £698 £485 £438
England median daily rate £425 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +13.33% - +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 4
South East median hourly rate £29.00 £20.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.00% -13.04% -
10th Percentile £14.10 £12.65 £21.75
90th Percentile £128.70 £28.15 £24.25
England median hourly rate £23.25 £13.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +78.85% -43.48% -11.54%

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 13,986 12,850 14,930
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 84.70% 83.37% 82.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,253 7,421 9,171
South East median daily rate £435 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.82% +3.75% +5.26%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £250
90th Percentile £588 £563 £545
England median daily rate £463 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.78% +5.88% +4.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 478 493 563
South East median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -23.08% +18.18%
10th Percentile £10.75 £11.52 £12.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.45 £52.95
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -12.00% - +19.05%

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 20 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 +28 46 £430 +25.09% 6
Oxfordshire +24 25 £230 -51.58% 1
Berkshire -2 17 £650 +94.76% 3
Surrey -17 17 £373 +148.67% 3
Hampshire -10 7 £500 -9.09% 2
Buckinghamshire +5 4 £365 +73.74% 2
Kent +2 2 £500 +17.65% 2
West Sussex -3 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Proactive Monitoring
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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 30 (40.00%) Windows
2 21 (28.00%) Windows Server
3 18 (24.00%) Change Management
4 17 (22.67%) JIRA
4 17 (22.67%) Problem-Solving
5 16 (21.33%) Active Directory
6 15 (20.00%) ITIL
7 14 (18.67%) SQL
7 14 (18.67%) Finance
8 13 (17.33%) Incident Management
8 13 (17.33%) Microsoft Office
8 13 (17.33%) New Relic
9 12 (16.00%) TCP/IP
10 11 (14.67%) Linux
10 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (14.67%) Time Management
10 11 (14.67%) Decision-Making
11 10 (13.33%) Mentoring
11 10 (13.33%) Project Management
12 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
12 9 (12.00%) Project Planning
12 9 (12.00%) Migration
12 9 (12.00%) QA
12 9 (12.00%) Akamai
12 9 (12.00%) Splunk
13 8 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
13 8 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
13 8 (10.67%) Microservices
13 8 (10.67%) PMO

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 (6.67%) MS Exchange
2 4 (5.33%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.33%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.67%) IIS
Applications
1 13 (17.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (4.00%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (2.67%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (5.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.67%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.00%) Akamai
2 8 (10.67%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (8.00%) SaaS
4 4 (5.33%) Slack
5 3 (4.00%) Office 365
6 1 (1.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.00%) TCP/IP
2 4 (5.33%) Firewall
2 4 (5.33%) WAN
3 3 (4.00%) LAN
3 3 (4.00%) Wireless
4 2 (2.67%) DHCP
4 2 (2.67%) DNS
5 1 (1.33%) BGP
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (1.33%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (1.33%) Internet
5 1 (1.33%) Network Security
5 1 (1.33%) OSPF
5 1 (1.33%) SMS
5 1 (1.33%) VLAN
5 1 (1.33%) VPN
5 1 (1.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (1.33%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.33%) MySQL
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
2 1 (1.33%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 17 (22.67%) JIRA
General
1 14 (18.67%) Finance
2 5 (6.67%) Retail
3 3 (4.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.33%) Banking
4 1 (1.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (28.00%) Support Engineer
2 10 (13.33%) Applications Support
3 8 (10.67%) Architect
4 7 (9.33%) 1st Line Support
4 7 (9.33%) IT Support
4 7 (9.33%) Migration Manager
4 7 (9.33%) Solutions Architect
5 6 (8.00%) Applications Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Applications Support Engineer
5 6 (8.00%) Data Migration Manager
5 6 (8.00%) Head of Infrastructure
5 6 (8.00%) Programme Manager
6 5 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (6.67%) Head of IT
6 5 (6.67%) Head of IT Infrastructure
7 4 (5.33%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) IT Engineer
7 4 (5.33%) JIRA Administrator
7 4 (5.33%) Operations Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.33%) Node.js
1 4 (5.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (8.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (6.67%) NHS
3 4 (5.33%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.33%) CMDB
3 4 (5.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (5.33%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.00%) Data Structures
4 3 (4.00%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.33%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.33%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 30 (40.00%) Windows
2 21 (28.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (14.67%) Linux
4 8 (10.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (9.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.00%) Change Management
2 17 (22.67%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (20.00%) ITIL
4 13 (17.33%) Incident Management
5 11 (14.67%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (14.67%) Decision-Making
5 11 (14.67%) Time Management
6 10 (13.33%) Mentoring
6 10 (13.33%) Project Management
7 9 (12.00%) Migration
7 9 (12.00%) Project Planning
8 8 (10.67%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (10.67%) Microservices
9 7 (9.33%) Information Security
9 7 (9.33%) Infrastructure Monitoring
9 7 (9.33%) ITSM
10 6 (8.00%) Data Migration
10 6 (8.00%) Programme Governance
10 6 (8.00%) Resource Management
10 6 (8.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.67%) SQL
2 4 (5.33%) C#
2 4 (5.33%) Java
2 4 (5.33%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.00%) VB
4 2 (2.67%) Scala
5 1 (1.33%) C
Qualifications
1 6 (8.00%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.00%) DV Cleared
2 3 (4.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.67%) Degree
3 2 (2.67%) PMP
4 1 (1.33%) CITP
4 1 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.33%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.33%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.00%) QA
2 8 (10.67%) PMO
3 4 (5.33%) GDPR
3 4 (5.33%) HIPAA
3 4 (5.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (1.33%) COBIT
5 1 (1.33%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.33%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (21.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (5.33%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 3 (4.00%) OVSD
2 1 (1.33%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 13 (17.33%) New Relic
2 9 (12.00%) Splunk
3 7 (9.33%) HP
3 7 (9.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (8.00%) Informatica
4 6 (8.00%) Oracle
5 5 (6.67%) NetApp
5 5 (6.67%) VMware
6 4 (5.33%) PagerDuty
7 3 (4.00%) Cisco
7 3 (4.00%) EMC
7 3 (4.00%) Isilon
8 2 (2.67%) Citrix
8 2 (2.67%) Lumension
9 1 (1.33%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.33%) Capita
9 1 (1.33%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.33%) F5
9 1 (1.33%) Juniper
9 1 (1.33%) Palo Alto