Period
to 31 October 2020

The median contractor rate for a Monitoring Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

Monitoring Engineer
UK
6 months to
31 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 508 800 853
Rank change year-on-year +292 +53 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Monitoring Engineer 25 14 51
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.077% 0.017% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.018% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 11 35
Median daily rate £500 £525 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% -13.64%
10th Percentile £238 £250 £309
90th Percentile £718 £558 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate - £280 £389
% change year-on-year - -27.97% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 30,186 79,662 98,035
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.38% 94.12% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,975 52,298 64,596
Median daily rate £465 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +2.78% +2.27%
10th Percentile £256 £260 £269
90th Percentile £656 £644 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £418
% change year-on-year - +1.80% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,221 2,900 3,121
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.50% +11.11% -3.73%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £54.00 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £22.00 £18.17 £17.50
% change year-on-year +21.08% +3.83% -1.44%

Monitoring Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Monitoring Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Monitoring Engineer in the UK

Monitoring Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Monitoring Engineer.

Daily rate trend for Monitoring Engineer in the UK

Monitoring Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Monitoring Engineer over the 6 months to 31 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Monitoring Engineer in the UK

Monitoring Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Monitoring Engineer.

Hourly rate trend for Monitoring Engineer in the UK

Monitoring Engineer
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Monitoring Engineer within the UK over the 6 months to 31 October 2020. 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
England +286 22 £500 -4.76% 2
London +202 19 £500 -4.76% 1
UK excluding London +257 4 - - 1
Work from Home -108 3 - -
South East +168 2 - -
North of England +111 1 - - 1
North West +88 1 - - 1
Scotland +71 1 - -

Monitoring Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 October 2020, Monitoring Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Monitoring Engineer in the job title.

1 10 (40.00%) Python
1 10 (40.00%) Prometheus
2 9 (36.00%) SQL
3 8 (32.00%) AWS
3 8 (32.00%) AppDynamics
4 7 (28.00%) Kubernetes
4 7 (28.00%) GCP
5 6 (24.00%) Grafana
5 6 (24.00%) Splunk
5 6 (24.00%) Azure
5 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
5 6 (24.00%) DevOps
6 5 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
6 5 (20.00%) Dynatrace
6 5 (20.00%) Perl
6 5 (20.00%) Linux
7 4 (16.00%) HP
7 4 (16.00%) Nagios
7 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (16.00%) Google
7 4 (16.00%) Use Case
7 4 (16.00%) SCOM
7 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
7 4 (16.00%) Synthetic Monitoring
7 4 (16.00%) Creative Thinking
7 4 (16.00%) Opsview
7 4 (16.00%) Icinga
7 4 (16.00%) HP SIM
7 4 (16.00%) REST
7 4 (16.00%) Machine Learning

Monitoring Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 4 (16.00%) Elasticsearch
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) AWS
2 7 (28.00%) GCP
3 6 (24.00%) Azure
4 3 (12.00%) Serverless
5 1 (4.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (4.00%) AWS CodeDeploy
5 1 (4.00%) AWS CodePipeline
5 1 (4.00%) Datadog
5 1 (4.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 3 (12.00%) Network Security
2 2 (8.00%) BGP
2 2 (8.00%) Firewall
2 2 (8.00%) MPLS
2 2 (8.00%) SNMP
2 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.00%) DSL
3 1 (4.00%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) Neo4j
1 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (4.00%) InfluxDB
2 1 (4.00%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
2 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
3 2 (8.00%) GitLab
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Public Sector
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) Kafka
1 4 (16.00%) REST
2 3 (12.00%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (12.00%) Web Services
3 2 (8.00%) CORBA
3 2 (8.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (4.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (4.00%) Cloud Native
2 1 (4.00%) CMDB
2 1 (4.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (20.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) CentOS
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (24.00%) DevOps
2 5 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) Creative Thinking
3 4 (16.00%) Machine Learning
3 4 (16.00%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (16.00%) Observability
3 4 (16.00%) Synthetic Monitoring
3 4 (16.00%) Use Case
4 3 (12.00%) Anomaly Detection
4 3 (12.00%) Content Management
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 3 (12.00%) ITIL
4 3 (12.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (8.00%) GAP Analysis
5 2 (8.00%) Regulatory Compliance
5 2 (8.00%) SDLC
5 2 (8.00%) Security Operations
5 2 (8.00%) SIEM
5 2 (8.00%) Threat Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (40.00%) Python
2 9 (36.00%) SQL
3 5 (20.00%) Perl
4 4 (16.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (12.00%) Java
6 2 (8.00%) Go
6 2 (8.00%) PHP
6 2 (8.00%) PL/SQL
6 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
7 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) Degree
3 1 (4.00%) CCNP
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) Prometheus
2 7 (28.00%) Kubernetes
3 6 (24.00%) Grafana
4 4 (16.00%) HP SIM
4 4 (16.00%) Icinga
4 4 (16.00%) Nagios
4 4 (16.00%) Opsview
4 4 (16.00%) SCOM
5 3 (12.00%) Ansible
5 3 (12.00%) Demisto
5 3 (12.00%) Netcool
6 1 (4.00%) Kibana
6 1 (4.00%) logstash
6 1 (4.00%) NetMRI
6 1 (4.00%) Pingdom
6 1 (4.00%) Puppet
6 1 (4.00%) Terraform
6 1 (4.00%) TrustSec
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) AppDynamics
2 6 (24.00%) Splunk
3 5 (20.00%) Dynatrace
4 4 (16.00%) Google
4 4 (16.00%) HP
5 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
6 2 (8.00%) Cisco
6 2 (8.00%) CyberArk
6 2 (8.00%) McAfee
6 2 (8.00%) SevOne
7 1 (4.00%) BMC
7 1 (4.00%) Infoblox
7 1 (4.00%) PagerDuty
7 1 (4.00%) Riverbed
7 1 (4.00%) ServiceNow
7 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds