Period
to 23 May 2018

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 May 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
UK
6 months to
23 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 642 653 621
Rank change year-on-year +11 -32 +47
Contract jobs citing Proactive Monitoring 243 175 263
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.28% 0.23% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 108 158
UK median daily rate £425 £359 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.47% -4.33% +13.21%
10th Percentile £207 £200 £203
90th Percentile £626 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £338 £353
% change year-on-year +18.52% -4.26% +8.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 8
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £22.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.11% -2.17% -11.54%
10th Percentile £15.50 £10.25 £19.65
90th Percentile £44.00 £29.80 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +20.00% +8.70% -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 with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 86,421 76,393 88,661
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.75% 84.67% 84.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,007 50,123 58,267
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +5.63% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,275 2,053 2,316
UK median hourly rate £21.79 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.84% - +19.05%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.47 £11.63
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £50.68
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.12 £26.83
% change year-on-year -20.38% -6.37% +22.71%

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 May 2018.

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 May 2018.

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 23 May 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
England +24 227 £425 +13.33% 46
UK excluding London +34 160 £400 +18.52% 34
London -34 83 £450 +9.09% 18
South East +14 66 £398 +47.22% 8
Midlands +10 35 £450 +35.34% 9
North of England -13 26 £375 +15.38% 4
East Midlands +28 24 £450 +38.46% 4
North West -19 15 £400 +24.03% 3
Scotland -31 13 £295 +68.57% 4
West Midlands -19 11 £498 +4.74% 5
East of England +4 10 £419 +39.58% 3
South West -3 7 £441 +17.49% 4
Yorkshire -20 7 £236 -27.31% 1
North East - 4 £263 -
Wales -8 3 - - 1

For the 6 months to 23 May 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 with a requirement for Proactive Monitoring.

1 66 (27.16%) Finance
2 64 (26.34%) Windows
3 47 (19.34%) Change Management
4 46 (18.93%) Active Directory
5 44 (18.11%) Microsoft
6 42 (17.28%) Project Management
6 42 (17.28%) Agile Software Development
7 41 (16.87%) Windows Server
8 40 (16.46%) ITIL
9 37 (15.23%) Cisco
10 35 (14.40%) VMware
11 33 (13.58%) Service Management
12 32 (13.17%) DevOps
13 30 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
13 30 (12.35%) Linux
13 30 (12.35%) Incident Management
13 30 (12.35%) JIRA
14 26 (10.70%) LAN
15 25 (10.29%) Security Cleared
16 24 (9.88%) SQL
16 24 (9.88%) Configuration Management
16 24 (9.88%) Change Control
17 23 (9.47%) WAN
17 23 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
18 22 (9.05%) SLA
19 21 (8.64%) Degree
19 21 (8.64%) Windows Server 2012
19 21 (8.64%) Data Centre
19 21 (8.64%) PMO
20 20 (8.23%) Decision-Making

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 (4.12%) Confluence
2 9 (3.70%) MS Exchange
3 6 (2.47%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 4 (1.65%) IIS
5 3 (1.23%) Apache
5 3 (1.23%) Cloud Foundry
5 3 (1.23%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (1.23%) Mule
5 3 (1.23%) Mule ESB
5 3 (1.23%) Skype for Business
6 2 (0.82%) CMS
6 2 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.41%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.41%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (7.82%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.70%) Microsoft Project
3 6 (2.47%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.41%) Revit
6 1 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.82%) Maximo
1 2 (0.82%) Oracle ERP
2 1 (0.41%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.41%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.41%) SAP HR
2 1 (0.41%) SAP Payroll
2 1 (0.41%) SAP PM
Cloud Services
1 19 (7.82%) Amazon AWS
2 18 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (6.58%) Office 365
4 9 (3.70%) Akamai
4 9 (3.70%) SaaS
5 6 (2.47%) GitHub
6 4 (1.65%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.65%) Amazon ELB
6 4 (1.65%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.65%) PaaS
6 4 (1.65%) Slack
7 3 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.82%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.82%) Serverless
9 1 (0.41%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.41%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.41%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.41%) G Suite
9 1 (0.41%) IaaS
9 1 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 26 (10.70%) LAN
2 23 (9.47%) WAN
3 20 (8.23%) Firewall
4 17 (7.00%) DNS
5 15 (6.17%) SAN
5 15 (6.17%) TCP/IP
6 14 (5.76%) DHCP
6 14 (5.76%) VPN
7 10 (4.12%) Wireless
8 9 (3.70%) VoIP
9 8 (3.29%) Cisco Nexus
10 7 (2.88%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (2.88%) Cisco IOS
10 7 (2.88%) MPLS
10 7 (2.88%) Unified Communications
11 6 (2.47%) Network Security
12 5 (2.06%) Cisco ISE
13 4 (1.65%) NAS
13 4 (1.65%) OSPF
13 4 (1.65%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.47%) MySQL
3 4 (1.65%) MongoDB
3 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.23%) InfluxDB
4 3 (1.23%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (0.82%) Data Lake
5 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.82%) Hadoop
5 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (0.82%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.41%) DTS
6 1 (0.41%) MS Access
6 1 (0.41%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 30 (12.35%) JIRA
2 15 (6.17%) Jenkins
3 6 (2.47%) Bitbucket
4 5 (2.06%) Git (software)
4 5 (2.06%) SonarQube
5 4 (1.65%) Artifactory
5 4 (1.65%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.65%) Subversion
6 3 (1.23%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.82%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (0.82%) eggPlant
8 1 (0.41%) Hudson
8 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
General
1 66 (27.16%) Finance
2 16 (6.58%) Banking
3 11 (4.53%) Legal
4 9 (3.70%) Retail
4 9 (3.70%) Telecoms
5 8 (3.29%) Marketing
6 6 (2.47%) Law
7 4 (1.65%) Back Office
7 4 (1.65%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.65%) Games
8 2 (0.82%) International Banking
8 2 (0.82%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.82%) Portuguese Language
8 2 (0.82%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 33 (13.58%) Support Engineer
2 28 (11.52%) Administrator
3 20 (8.23%) Project Manager
4 15 (6.17%) Analyst
5 14 (5.76%) DevOps Engineer
6 12 (4.94%) DBA
6 12 (4.94%) Network Engineer
7 11 (4.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (3.70%) IT Support
8 9 (3.70%) Programme Manager
9 8 (3.29%) 2nd Line Support
9 8 (3.29%) Desktop Support
9 8 (3.29%) Support Analyst
10 7 (2.88%) 1st Line Support
10 7 (2.88%) Applications Support
10 7 (2.88%) Architect
10 7 (2.88%) AWS DevOps
10 7 (2.88%) Developer
10 7 (2.88%) Migration Manager
10 7 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.47%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (2.47%) REST
1 6 (2.47%) Spring Boot
1 6 (2.47%) Web Services
2 4 (1.65%) HTML
2 4 (1.65%) Node.js
2 4 (1.65%) Sensu
3 3 (1.23%) .NET
3 3 (1.23%) Spring
3 3 (1.23%) Spring Cloud
4 2 (0.82%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.82%) ADO.NET
4 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (0.82%) HTML5
4 2 (0.82%) JSON
4 2 (0.82%) React
4 2 (0.82%) WCF
4 2 (0.82%) XML
4 2 (0.82%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.64%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.23%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (4.94%) CMDB
3 12 (4.94%) Management Information System
4 7 (2.88%) Clustering
4 7 (2.88%) Computer Science
5 6 (2.47%) Mainframe
5 6 (2.47%) NHS
6 5 (2.06%) Data Protection Act
6 5 (2.06%) Driving Licence
6 5 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (2.06%) PKI
7 4 (1.65%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (1.65%) Public Cloud
7 4 (1.65%) Robotics
8 3 (1.23%) Blackberry
8 3 (1.23%) Fixed Income
8 3 (1.23%) Replication
8 3 (1.23%) Smartcard
8 3 (1.23%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 64 (26.34%) Windows
2 41 (16.87%) Windows Server
3 30 (12.35%) Linux
4 21 (8.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (4.53%) Unix
7 8 (3.29%) Windows 10
8 7 (2.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (2.47%) Windows 7
10 5 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.06%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.82%) AIX
11 2 (0.82%) Android
11 2 (0.82%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.82%) Solaris
11 2 (0.82%) SUSE
12 1 (0.41%) CentOS
12 1 (0.41%) HPUX
12 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.41%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (19.34%) Change Management
2 42 (17.28%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (17.28%) Project Management
3 40 (16.46%) ITIL
4 33 (13.58%) Service Management
5 32 (13.17%) DevOps
6 30 (12.35%) Incident Management
6 30 (12.35%) Problem-Solving
7 24 (9.88%) Change Control
7 24 (9.88%) Configuration Management
8 20 (8.23%) Continuous Integration
8 20 (8.23%) Decision-Making
8 20 (8.23%) Problem Management
9 19 (7.82%) Project Planning
10 18 (7.41%) PRINCE2
11 17 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
11 17 (7.00%) Migration
12 16 (6.58%) ITSM
12 16 (6.58%) Microservices
13 15 (6.17%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (9.88%) SQL
2 15 (6.17%) Java
2 15 (6.17%) PowerShell
3 14 (5.76%) Perl
4 13 (5.35%) Python
5 12 (4.94%) PHP
6 8 (3.29%) JavaScript
7 6 (2.47%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.06%) Bash Shell
8 5 (2.06%) VB
9 4 (1.65%) C#
9 4 (1.65%) Ruby
10 3 (1.23%) C
10 3 (1.23%) VBScript
11 2 (0.82%) C++
11 2 (0.82%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.82%) Scala
12 1 (0.41%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.41%) VBA
Qualifications
1 25 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 21 (8.64%) Degree
3 16 (6.58%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
6 9 (3.70%) MCSE
7 8 (3.29%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.88%) CCNP
9 6 (2.47%) CCNA
9 6 (2.47%) Computer Science Degree
10 5 (2.06%) MCSA
10 5 (2.06%) PMP
11 4 (1.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (1.23%) MCITP
12 3 (1.23%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.23%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 2 (0.82%) CCENT
13 2 (0.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (9.05%) SLA
2 21 (8.64%) PMO
3 20 (8.23%) QA
4 7 (2.88%) GDPR
5 4 (1.65%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (1.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.82%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.41%) COBIT
8 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 46 (18.93%) Active Directory
2 23 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (8.23%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (4.53%) Hyper-V
5 6 (2.47%) Microsoft App-V
5 6 (2.47%) vSphere
6 5 (2.06%) Docker
6 5 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (1.65%) XenApp
8 3 (1.23%) XenDesktop
9 2 (0.82%) Firmware
9 2 (0.82%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.82%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.41%) NFS
10 1 (0.41%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.41%) Samba
10 1 (0.41%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.41%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (4.94%) Puppet
1 12 (4.94%) SCCM
2 9 (3.70%) vCenter Server
3 8 (3.29%) Nagios
4 6 (2.47%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (2.47%) PowerBroker
5 5 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (2.06%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (2.06%) NetBackup
5 5 (2.06%) SCOM
5 5 (2.06%) Terraform
6 4 (1.65%) Ansible
6 4 (1.65%) Pingdom
6 4 (1.65%) Uchiwa
6 4 (1.65%) ZABBIX
7 3 (1.23%) Kibana
7 3 (1.23%) logstash
7 3 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.23%) SCOrch
7 3 (1.23%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 44 (18.11%) Microsoft
2 37 (15.23%) Cisco
3 35 (14.40%) VMware
4 19 (7.82%) New Relic
5 17 (7.00%) Splunk
6 11 (4.53%) Citrix
6 11 (4.53%) HP
7 10 (4.12%) Oracle
8 8 (3.29%) IBM
8 8 (3.29%) McAfee
8 8 (3.29%) PagerDuty
9 7 (2.88%) Adobe
9 7 (2.88%) Ivanti
9 7 (2.88%) Veeam
10 6 (2.47%) Automation Anywhere
10 6 (2.47%) BeyondTrust
10 6 (2.47%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.47%) CyberArk
10 6 (2.47%) Informatica
10 6 (2.47%) Veritas