Period
to 13 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 13 December 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.

Proactive Monitoring
UK
6 months to
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 658 663 696
Rank change year-on-year +5 +33 -8
Contract jobs citing Proactive Monitoring 218 220 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.21% 0.21% 0.18%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.25% 0.25% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 127 117
UK median daily rate £400 £405 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.23% +8.00% -6.25%
10th Percentile £152 £163 £213
90th Percentile £596 £538 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £369
% change year-on-year +7.14% -5.08% -7.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 13
UK median hourly rate £14.00 £19.25 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.27% -25.96% -30.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.43 £12.30
90th Percentile £31.20 £43.63 £47.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.00 £19.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -27.27% +10.00% -53.33%

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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87364 86610 92413
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.55% 83.91% 82.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58341 57227 60029
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £601 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +0.75% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2006 2349 2749
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.50 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.15 £23.50
% change year-on-year +3.52% +2.77% +17.50%

Proactive Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Proactive Monitoring as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Proactive Monitoring in the UK

Proactive Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Proactive Monitoring in the UK

Proactive Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Proactive Monitoring over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Proactive Monitoring in the UK

Proactive Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Proactive Monitoring in the UK

Proactive Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Proactive Monitoring over the 6 months to 13 December 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Proactive Monitoring in the UK

Proactive Monitoring
Top 15 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 13 December 2017. 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 -2 201 £400 -5.88% 42
UK excluding London 0 112 £375 +7.14% 29
London -10 95 £450 - 15
South East -3 38 £375 +200.00% 7
Midlands +46 34 £388 +4.73% 2
West Midlands +42 27 £400 -5.33% 2
North of England +11 20 £340 -3.55% 14
South West +4 10 £270 -28.13% 2
Yorkshire +19 8 £210 -30.00% 5
North West -27 8 £350 -16.42% 9
East Midlands 0 7 £360 +20.00%
Scotland -16 5 £213 -25.83% 2
East of England -22 5 £350 -39.13% 2
North East - 4 £340 -
Wales +8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 13 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Proactive Monitoring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Proactive Monitoring.

1 70 (32.11%) Windows
2 46 (21.10%) ITIL
3 43 (19.72%) Finance
4 40 (18.35%) Microsoft
4 40 (18.35%) Active Directory
5 38 (17.43%) Cisco
5 38 (17.43%) Unix
5 38 (17.43%) SQL
6 36 (16.51%) Project Management
7 34 (15.60%) Linux
8 31 (14.22%) HP
9 29 (13.30%) Windows Server
10 26 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
11 25 (11.47%) IIS
11 25 (11.47%) Security Cleared
12 24 (11.01%) Firewall
13 23 (10.55%) VMware
14 21 (9.63%) Disaster Recovery
14 21 (9.63%) Cisco Certification
15 20 (9.17%) LAN
15 20 (9.17%) PowerShell
16 19 (8.72%) Banking
16 19 (8.72%) Perl
17 18 (8.26%) SLA
17 18 (8.26%) Degree
17 18 (8.26%) SC Cleared
17 18 (8.26%) Root Cause Analysis
17 18 (8.26%) DevOps
18 17 (7.80%) Data Centre
18 17 (7.80%) SIEM

Proactive Monitoring
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 25 (11.47%) IIS
2 9 (4.13%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.67%) Confluence
4 7 (3.21%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (3.21%) Apache
4 7 (3.21%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (3.21%) Mule
4 7 (3.21%) Mule ESB
5 5 (2.29%) BizTalk Server
6 4 (1.83%) CMS
6 4 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.83%) MS Exchange
6 4 (1.83%) Sitecore CMS
7 3 (1.38%) SharePoint
8 2 (0.92%) Anypoint
9 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.46%) Tomcat
Applications
1 14 (6.42%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.59%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.21%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.38%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.46%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.46%) Revit
6 1 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Salerio
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.46%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.46%) Relativity
2 1 (0.46%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.46%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.46%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 13 (5.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 11 (5.05%) Office 365
3 7 (3.21%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.21%) GitHub
3 7 (3.21%) PaaS
4 2 (0.92%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.46%) IaaS
5 1 (0.46%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (11.01%) Firewall
2 20 (9.17%) LAN
3 16 (7.34%) DNS
3 16 (7.34%) TCP/IP
3 16 (7.34%) WAN
4 14 (6.42%) SAN
5 13 (5.96%) DHCP
5 13 (5.96%) Wireless
6 11 (5.05%) Network Security
7 8 (3.67%) NAS
7 8 (3.67%) Wi-Fi
8 7 (3.21%) VPN
9 6 (2.75%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (2.29%) ATM
10 5 (2.29%) DWDM
10 5 (2.29%) Ethernet
10 5 (2.29%) Frame Relay
10 5 (2.29%) IPsec
10 5 (2.29%) SDH
10 5 (2.29%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (6.88%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.67%) TimesTen
3 7 (3.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (1.83%) MongoDB
4 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.38%) MySQL
5 3 (1.38%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.92%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 2 (0.92%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.92%) Redis
7 1 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.46%) EDRMS
7 1 (0.46%) OLAP
7 1 (0.46%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 14 (6.42%) JIRA
2 10 (4.59%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.83%) Cucumber
3 4 (1.83%) MSBuild
3 4 (1.83%) NuGet
3 4 (1.83%) Octopus Deploy
3 4 (1.83%) TeamCity
3 4 (1.83%) Visual Studio
4 2 (0.92%) Ant
4 2 (0.92%) JMeter
4 2 (0.92%) Selenium
5 1 (0.46%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.46%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.46%) Subversion
General
1 43 (19.72%) Finance
2 19 (8.72%) Banking
3 12 (5.50%) Front Office
4 4 (1.83%) Telecoms
5 3 (1.38%) Legal
5 3 (1.38%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.38%) Marketing
5 3 (1.38%) Retail
6 2 (0.92%) Advertising
6 2 (0.92%) French Language
6 2 (0.92%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.92%) Law
7 1 (0.46%) Automotive
7 1 (0.46%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.46%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.46%) Games
7 1 (0.46%) German Language
7 1 (0.46%) Local Government
7 1 (0.46%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 48 (22.02%) Analyst
2 21 (9.63%) Administrator
2 21 (9.63%) Support Engineer
3 20 (9.17%) Network Engineer
4 19 (8.72%) Security Analyst
5 16 (7.34%) Programme Manager
6 15 (6.88%) Applications Support
6 15 (6.88%) Support Analyst
7 13 (5.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (5.50%) Developer
9 9 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (3.67%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (3.67%) Break Fix Engineer
10 8 (3.67%) DBA
10 8 (3.67%) JIRA Administrator
10 8 (3.67%) Linux Support
10 8 (3.67%) SIEM Analyst
11 7 (3.21%) Operations Engineer
11 7 (3.21%) Project Manager
11 7 (3.21%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.88%) XML
2 14 (6.42%) Web Services
3 7 (3.21%) .NET
3 7 (3.21%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (3.21%) Spring
3 7 (3.21%) Spring Boot
3 7 (3.21%) Spring Cloud
4 3 (1.38%) HTML
5 2 (0.92%) Hibernate
5 2 (0.92%) HTML5
5 2 (0.92%) Java SE
5 2 (0.92%) Node.js
5 2 (0.92%) XSLT
6 1 (0.46%) Regular Expression
6 1 (0.46%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.46%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (11.93%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (7.80%) Data Centre
3 16 (7.34%) Management Information System
4 8 (3.67%) Data Structures
5 6 (2.75%) Clustering
5 6 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.75%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.29%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.29%) iPhone
7 4 (1.83%) PKI
7 4 (1.83%) Replication
8 3 (1.38%) Mobile Banking
8 3 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.92%) Derivative
9 2 (0.92%) Equities
9 2 (0.92%) Fixed Income
9 2 (0.92%) Graphic Design
9 2 (0.92%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.92%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.92%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 70 (32.11%) Windows
2 38 (17.43%) Unix
3 34 (15.60%) Linux
4 29 (13.30%) Windows Server
5 15 (6.88%) Windows 7
6 12 (5.50%) Windows 10
7 11 (5.05%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (3.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.75%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.38%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.38%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.92%) Android
11 2 (0.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.92%) Solaris
11 2 (0.92%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.46%) AIX
12 1 (0.46%) CentOS
12 1 (0.46%) HPUX
12 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (21.10%) ITIL
2 36 (16.51%) Project Management
3 21 (9.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 18 (8.26%) DevOps
4 18 (8.26%) Root Cause Analysis
5 17 (7.80%) SIEM
6 15 (6.88%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (6.88%) Incident Management
7 14 (6.42%) Service Management
8 13 (5.96%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (5.96%) Digital Forensics
8 13 (5.96%) Programme Management
9 12 (5.50%) Break/Fix
9 12 (5.50%) PRINCE2
9 12 (5.50%) Service Delivery
10 11 (5.05%) Workflow
11 10 (4.59%) Performance Monitoring
11 10 (4.59%) Programme Governance
11 10 (4.59%) Stakeholder Management
12 9 (4.13%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (17.43%) SQL
2 20 (9.17%) PowerShell
3 19 (8.72%) Perl
4 17 (7.80%) Python
5 16 (7.34%) Bash Shell
6 11 (5.05%) Java
7 9 (4.13%) Korn
8 8 (3.67%) AWK
8 8 (3.67%) sed
9 6 (2.75%) C
10 3 (1.38%) PHP
10 3 (1.38%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.92%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.92%) Ruby
12 1 (0.46%) C#
12 1 (0.46%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.46%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.46%) VBA
12 1 (0.46%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (11.47%) Security Cleared
2 21 (9.63%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (8.26%) Degree
3 18 (8.26%) SC Cleared
4 12 (5.50%) CCNA
5 11 (5.05%) CCNP
5 11 (5.05%) DV Cleared
6 4 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (1.83%) CWNA
6 4 (1.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 3 (1.38%) MCSE
7 3 (1.38%) PMI Certification
7 3 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.92%) CEH
8 2 (0.92%) GCIH
8 2 (0.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (0.92%) JNCIP
8 2 (0.92%) PMP
8 2 (0.92%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (0.92%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (8.26%) SLA
2 13 (5.96%) PMO
3 8 (3.67%) QA
4 7 (3.21%) MiFID
5 6 (2.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.38%) GDPR
7 2 (0.92%) COBIT
8 1 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.46%) P3O
8 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 40 (18.35%) Active Directory
2 16 (7.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.50%) vSphere
4 8 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.75%) Hyper-V
6 5 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.83%) XenApp
8 3 (1.38%) Firmware
8 3 (1.38%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (1.38%) ISA Server
8 3 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (1.38%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.92%) DFS Replication
9 2 (0.92%) Xen
10 1 (0.46%) Docker
10 1 (0.46%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 13 (5.96%) ITRS Geneos
2 9 (4.13%) SCCM
2 9 (4.13%) SCOM
3 7 (3.21%) vCenter Server
4 6 (2.75%) Nagios
5 5 (2.29%) Ansible
6 3 (1.38%) AirWatch
6 3 (1.38%) BladeLogic
6 3 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.38%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.38%) PowerCLI
6 3 (1.38%) Tivoli
6 3 (1.38%) WMI
7 2 (0.92%) EdgeSight
7 2 (0.92%) Failover Clustering
7 2 (0.92%) Kubernetes
7 2 (0.92%) Puppet
7 2 (0.92%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 40 (18.35%) Microsoft
2 38 (17.43%) Cisco
3 31 (14.22%) HP
4 23 (10.55%) VMware
5 17 (7.80%) Oracle
6 16 (7.34%) ServiceNow
7 15 (6.88%) LogRhythm
7 15 (6.88%) Remedy
8 14 (6.42%) Varonis
9 13 (5.96%) Citrix
10 12 (5.50%) NetApp
11 10 (4.59%) Splunk
12 9 (4.13%) McAfee
13 8 (3.67%) Adobe
13 8 (3.67%) Comptel
14 7 (3.21%) AppDynamics
14 7 (3.21%) CheckPoint
14 7 (3.21%) MuleSoft
14 7 (3.21%) New Relic
15 6 (2.75%) Nokia