Period
to 23 August 2019

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 23 August 2019 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
23 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 616 603 666
Rank change year-on-year -13 +63 +3
Contract jobs citing Proactive Monitoring 209 305 186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.30% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.34% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 178 117
UK median daily rate £385 £400 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% -0.62% -5.29%
10th Percentile £213 £163 £210
90th Percentile £650 £616 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +2.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 15 16
UK median hourly rate £19.33 £20.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.38% +50.94% -42.39%
10th Percentile £12.02 £13.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £36.44 £31.75 £27.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £20.00 £13.63
% change year-on-year -13.43% +46.79% -40.76%

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 78,614 88,665 82,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.99% 86.81% 86.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 51,619 58,461 54,185
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £300 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,292 2,414 2,094
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £21.00 £24.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -14.01% +3.93%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.17 £11.27
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +18.75% -18.37% +1.83%

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 23 August 2019.

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 23 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Proactive Monitoring in the UK

Proactive Monitoring
Top 14 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 23 August 2019. 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 -17 198 £375 -6.25% 82
UK excluding London -25 141 £385 +2.67% 63
London +19 65 £375 -11.76% 24
North of England +30 38 £363 -3.33% 12
South East -11 38 £340 -4.90% 14
North West +23 32 £363 -3.33% 5
South West -13 20 £663 +50.36% 11
Midlands +17 19 £488 +18.18% 10
East of England +21 17 £323 +22.86% 11
West Midlands +36 16 £494 +23.44% 8
Scotland +28 7 £438 +50.86% 3
Yorkshire +11 6 £313 -4.43% 5
East Midlands -1 3 £375 -11.76% 2
Wales +11 2 £321 -51.51% 2

For the 6 months to 23 August 2019, 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 with a requirement for Proactive Monitoring.

1 56 (26.79%) Finance
2 50 (23.92%) Windows
3 46 (22.01%) Azure
4 39 (18.66%) Linux
5 37 (17.70%) AWS
6 35 (16.75%) ITIL
7 33 (15.79%) Active Directory
8 32 (15.31%) Microsoft
8 32 (15.31%) Office 365
9 31 (14.83%) Windows 10
10 29 (13.88%) SLA
11 27 (12.92%) Telecoms
12 26 (12.44%) .NET
12 26 (12.44%) Jenkins
12 26 (12.44%) Git (software)
12 26 (12.44%) JIRA
13 25 (11.96%) Problem Management
13 25 (11.96%) CentOS
13 25 (11.96%) Cisco
13 25 (11.96%) Terraform
14 24 (11.48%) DevOps
14 24 (11.48%) JavaScript
14 24 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
15 23 (11.00%) Node.js
15 23 (11.00%) Microservices
15 23 (11.00%) Kubernetes
15 23 (11.00%) Infrastructure Automation
15 23 (11.00%) Amazon EKS
16 22 (10.53%) Cloud Native
16 22 (10.53%) CircleCI

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 10 (4.78%) SharePoint
2 7 (3.35%) Skype for Business
3 4 (1.91%) IIS
4 3 (1.44%) MS Exchange
5 2 (0.96%) Apache
5 2 (0.96%) Apache ServiceMix
5 2 (0.96%) Confluence
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (0.48%) Anypoint
6 1 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.48%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.48%) JBoss
6 1 (0.48%) Mule
6 1 (0.48%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.48%) WebSphere
Applications
1 18 (8.61%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (3.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.91%) MS Visio
5 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.48%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.48%) iTrent
2 1 (0.48%) PeopleSoft HCM
2 1 (0.48%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.48%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.48%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 46 (22.01%) Azure
2 37 (17.70%) AWS
3 32 (15.31%) Office 365
4 23 (11.00%) Amazon EKS
5 22 (10.53%) GCP
6 7 (3.35%) PaaS
7 4 (1.91%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (1.91%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.91%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.44%) Boomi
8 3 (1.44%) Datadog
9 2 (0.96%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (0.96%) IaaS
9 2 (0.96%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.96%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.48%) Amazon ECS
10 1 (0.48%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.48%) iTunes
10 1 (0.48%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 1 (0.48%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.57%) Firewall
2 18 (8.61%) LAN
2 18 (8.61%) WAN
3 15 (7.18%) VPN
4 12 (5.74%) Skype
4 12 (5.74%) VoIP
5 10 (4.78%) Cisco ASA
5 10 (4.78%) TCP/IP
5 10 (4.78%) Wireless
6 9 (4.31%) Network Security
7 8 (3.83%) DNS
8 7 (3.35%) BGP
8 7 (3.35%) DHCP
9 6 (2.87%) HSRP
9 6 (2.87%) Multicast
9 6 (2.87%) VLAN
10 5 (2.39%) SSH
11 4 (1.91%) Internet
11 4 (1.91%) MPLS
11 4 (1.91%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.87%) Relational Database
1 6 (2.87%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.39%) MySQL
3 4 (1.91%) Amazon Aurora
3 4 (1.91%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (1.91%) Redis
4 3 (1.44%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (1.44%) Data Lake
4 3 (1.44%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (1.44%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.96%) Big Data
5 2 (0.96%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.96%) Oracle Reports
5 2 (0.96%) Power BI
5 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.48%) DB2 UDB
6 1 (0.48%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 26 (12.44%) Git (software)
1 26 (12.44%) Jenkins
1 26 (12.44%) JIRA
2 22 (10.53%) Artifactory
2 22 (10.53%) CircleCI
2 22 (10.53%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (1.44%) Hudson
4 2 (0.96%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.48%) AutoIt
5 1 (0.48%) Cucumber
5 1 (0.48%) JMeter
5 1 (0.48%) Selenium
5 1 (0.48%) Toad
General
1 56 (26.79%) Finance
2 27 (12.92%) Telecoms
3 18 (8.61%) Banking
4 17 (8.13%) Retail
5 6 (2.87%) Public Sector
6 5 (2.39%) Front Office
6 5 (2.39%) Local Government
7 4 (1.91%) Marketing
8 2 (0.96%) French Language
8 2 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.96%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.48%) Automotive
9 1 (0.48%) Billing
9 1 (0.48%) German Language
Job Titles
1 37 (17.70%) Analyst
2 22 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 20 (9.57%) Desktop Support
3 20 (9.57%) Network Engineer
4 16 (7.66%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (7.18%) Support Analyst
6 14 (6.70%) Desktop Engineer
7 13 (6.22%) Administrator
7 13 (6.22%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 11 (5.26%) Cisco Engineer
8 11 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
9 10 (4.78%) IT Manager
9 10 (4.78%) Programme Manager
10 9 (4.31%) Cisco Network Engineer
10 9 (4.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (4.31%) Project Manager
10 9 (4.31%) Service Analyst
11 8 (3.83%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (3.83%) IT Support
12 7 (3.35%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (12.44%) .NET
2 23 (11.00%) Node.js
3 22 (10.53%) Kafka
4 9 (4.31%) LDAP
5 4 (1.91%) Web Services
6 3 (1.44%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.44%) jQuery
6 3 (1.44%) JSON
6 3 (1.44%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.44%) XML
7 2 (0.96%) AngularJS
7 2 (0.96%) Apache Camel
7 2 (0.96%) CSS
7 2 (0.96%) EDI
7 2 (0.96%) REST
7 2 (0.96%) SOAP
7 2 (0.96%) XMPP
8 1 (0.48%) LAMP
8 1 (0.48%) Middleware
8 1 (0.48%) SAP Smart Forms
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.53%) Cloud Native
2 16 (7.66%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (7.18%) Data Centre
4 14 (6.70%) Self-Motivation
5 12 (5.74%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.87%) Clustering
6 6 (2.87%) PMI
6 6 (2.87%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.39%) CMDB
8 3 (1.44%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.44%) Data Structures
8 3 (1.44%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.44%) Fat Client
8 3 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.44%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.44%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.96%) e-Learning
9 2 (0.96%) PKI
9 2 (0.96%) SCADA
9 2 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 50 (23.92%) Windows
2 39 (18.66%) Linux
3 31 (14.83%) Windows 10
4 25 (11.96%) CentOS
5 22 (10.53%) CoreOS
6 19 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 17 (8.13%) Windows Server
8 11 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
9 10 (4.78%) Apple iOS
10 6 (2.87%) Unix
10 6 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (2.87%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.44%) Android
12 2 (0.96%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.96%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (0.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.48%) AIX
13 1 (0.48%) Check Point GAiA
13 1 (0.48%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (16.75%) ITIL
2 25 (11.96%) Problem Management
3 24 (11.48%) DevOps
3 24 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
4 23 (11.00%) Infrastructure Automation
4 23 (11.00%) Microservices
5 22 (10.53%) The Twelve-Factor App
6 21 (10.05%) Change Management
6 21 (10.05%) Incident Management
7 18 (8.61%) Project Management
8 17 (8.13%) Agile Software Development
9 16 (7.66%) High Availability
10 15 (7.18%) Proactive Maintenance
10 15 (7.18%) Problem-Solving
11 14 (6.70%) Business Continuity
11 14 (6.70%) Line Management
11 14 (6.70%) Project Delivery
12 13 (6.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 13 (6.22%) Root Cause Analysis
12 13 (6.22%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (11.48%) JavaScript
2 22 (10.53%) Go
2 22 (10.53%) Rust
3 21 (10.05%) PowerShell
4 14 (6.70%) SQL
5 13 (6.22%) C#
5 13 (6.22%) Python
6 8 (3.83%) Bash Shell
7 5 (2.39%) Shell Script
8 3 (1.44%) Java
8 3 (1.44%) Perl
8 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.96%) ActionScript
9 2 (0.96%) ActionScript 2.0
9 2 (0.96%) C
10 1 (0.48%) ABAP
10 1 (0.48%) C++
10 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
10 1 (0.48%) Ruby
10 1 (0.48%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 22 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 19 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 16 (7.66%) Degree
4 13 (6.22%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (4.78%) CCNA
6 6 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.87%) PMI Certification
7 5 (2.39%) DV Cleared
8 4 (1.91%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 3 (1.44%) CCENT
9 3 (1.44%) CCNP
9 3 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
10 2 (0.96%) CCIE
10 2 (0.96%) CEH
10 2 (0.96%) GIAC
10 2 (0.96%) MCSA
10 2 (0.96%) PMP
11 1 (0.48%) CCA
11 1 (0.48%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (13.88%) SLA
2 6 (2.87%) PMO
3 5 (2.39%) QA
4 2 (0.96%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.96%) MiFID
4 2 (0.96%) P3O
5 1 (0.48%) COBIT
5 1 (0.48%) GDPR
5 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 33 (15.79%) Active Directory
2 21 (10.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.31%) XenDesktop
4 8 (3.83%) Hyper-V
4 8 (3.83%) XenApp
5 6 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (2.39%) vSphere
7 3 (1.44%) Samba
7 3 (1.44%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.96%) NFS
8 2 (0.96%) Snort
8 2 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 1 (0.48%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.48%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 25 (11.96%) Terraform
2 23 (11.00%) Kubernetes
3 22 (10.53%) Ansible
4 17 (8.13%) SCCM
5 6 (2.87%) FortiGate
6 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (1.91%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (1.91%) SCOM
7 4 (1.91%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.44%) Ambari
8 3 (1.44%) Cisco CUCM
8 3 (1.44%) Cisco UCCX
8 3 (1.44%) Hadoop YARN
8 3 (1.44%) Nagios
9 2 (0.96%) Grafana
9 2 (0.96%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.96%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.96%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (0.96%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.96%) Stealthwatch
Vendors
1 32 (15.31%) Microsoft
2 25 (11.96%) Cisco
3 22 (10.53%) Veracode
3 22 (10.53%) VMware
4 17 (8.13%) Citrix
5 14 (6.70%) Oracle
6 8 (3.83%) Remedy
7 7 (3.35%) CheckPoint
7 7 (3.35%) SAP
8 6 (2.87%) Red Hat
9 4 (1.91%) Ariba
9 4 (1.91%) Bloomberg
9 4 (1.91%) Juniper
9 4 (1.91%) MuleSoft
9 4 (1.91%) Reuters
9 4 (1.91%) ServiceNow
10 3 (1.44%) Google
10 3 (1.44%) Hortonworks
10 3 (1.44%) hybris
10 3 (1.44%) Percona