Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 679 643 639
Rank change year-on-year -36 -4 +69
Contract jobs citing Proactive Monitoring 196 204 237
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.25% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 129 154
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -5.06%
10th Percentile £149 £163 £191
90th Percentile £624 £538 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% -9.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 8
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -3.85% -18.11%
10th Percentile £23.20 £12.18 £14.10
90th Percentile £85.50 £35.50 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £25.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year +20.00% -23.08% +2.36%

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 86,111 80,463 88,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.77% 83.81% 82.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,529 53,322 57,292
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,080 2,233 2,595
UK median hourly rate £24.00 £25.00 £24.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +0.60% +24.25%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.67 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £25.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -3.92% -3.85% +23.81%

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 21 February 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 -22 179 £420 +7.35% 77
UK excluding London -44 107 £375 - 64
London +8 83 £450 - 18
South East -11 35 £375 +134.38% 23
Midlands +30 31 £400 +20.30% 13
West Midlands +25 21 £400 -15.79% 4
North of England -7 18 £210 -46.67% 6
East Midlands +15 10 £400 +33.33% 9
Yorkshire 0 9 £210 -30.00% 2
Scotland -20 9 £300 +33.33% 4
South West -10 7 £250 -33.33% 6
East of England -10 6 £418 +4.38% 11
North West -27 6 £350 -12.50% 4
North East - 3 - -
Wales -2 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 46 (23.47%) Finance
2 43 (21.94%) Windows
3 37 (18.88%) Project Management
4 32 (16.33%) Microsoft
4 32 (16.33%) Cisco
5 31 (15.82%) ITIL
6 28 (14.29%) Active Directory
7 26 (13.27%) Linux
7 26 (13.27%) VMware
8 24 (12.24%) HP
8 24 (12.24%) Windows Server
9 23 (11.73%) SQL
10 21 (10.71%) Unix
10 21 (10.71%) Service Management
10 21 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (10.71%) Change Control
10 21 (10.71%) DevOps
11 20 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
11 20 (10.20%) Security Cleared
11 20 (10.20%) LAN
11 20 (10.20%) Perl
12 19 (9.69%) Change Management
12 19 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 18 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
13 18 (9.18%) Disaster Recovery
13 18 (9.18%) Firewall
13 18 (9.18%) SLA
13 18 (9.18%) SAN
14 17 (8.67%) WAN
14 17 (8.67%) Banking

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 13 (6.63%) IIS
2 10 (5.10%) Confluence
3 9 (4.59%) Adobe Experience Manager
4 7 (3.57%) Apache
4 7 (3.57%) Cloud Foundry
4 7 (3.57%) Mule
4 7 (3.57%) Mule ESB
5 6 (3.06%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.04%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.02%) Anypoint
7 2 (1.02%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.02%) MS Exchange
8 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.51%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (6.63%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (3.06%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (2.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 2 (1.02%) AutoCAD
5 2 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 2 (1.02%) Revit
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.51%) Relativity
1 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.51%) Salerio
1 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
1 1 (0.51%) SAP HCM
1 1 (0.51%) SAP HR
1 1 (0.51%) SAP Payroll
1 1 (0.51%) SAP PM
1 1 (0.51%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 18 (9.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (4.59%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (3.57%) Office 365
3 7 (3.57%) PaaS
4 5 (2.55%) GitHub
5 2 (1.02%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (1.02%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (1.02%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.51%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.51%) Dynamics 365
6 1 (0.51%) SaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 20 (10.20%) LAN
2 18 (9.18%) Firewall
2 18 (9.18%) SAN
3 17 (8.67%) WAN
4 14 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 14 (7.14%) Wireless
5 13 (6.63%) DNS
6 10 (5.10%) DHCP
7 9 (4.59%) Network Security
7 9 (4.59%) VPN
8 6 (3.06%) NAS
8 6 (3.06%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (2.55%) ATM
9 5 (2.55%) DWDM
9 5 (2.55%) Ethernet
9 5 (2.55%) Frame Relay
9 5 (2.55%) SDH
9 5 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.04%) IPsec
11 3 (1.53%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (8.16%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.57%) MongoDB
3 6 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (2.55%) MySQL
4 5 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (2.04%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.53%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.53%) TimesTen
7 2 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.02%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.02%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.02%) InfluxDB
7 2 (1.02%) Redis
7 2 (1.02%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 17 (8.67%) JIRA
2 10 (5.10%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.53%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.53%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.02%) Artifactory
4 2 (1.02%) Cucumber
4 2 (1.02%) JMeter
4 2 (1.02%) Selenium
4 2 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.51%) Hudson
5 1 (0.51%) SonarQube
5 1 (0.51%) Subversion
5 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.51%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (23.47%) Finance
2 17 (8.67%) Banking
3 5 (2.55%) Marketing
3 5 (2.55%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.53%) Legal
4 3 (1.53%) Retail
5 2 (1.02%) Back Office
5 2 (1.02%) French Language
5 2 (1.02%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.51%) Advertising
6 1 (0.51%) Automotive
6 1 (0.51%) Dutch Language
6 1 (0.51%) Front Office
6 1 (0.51%) German Language
6 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.51%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (15.82%) Analyst
2 25 (12.76%) Administrator
3 19 (9.69%) Programme Manager
4 18 (9.18%) Support Engineer
5 16 (8.16%) Network Engineer
6 15 (7.65%) DBA
7 10 (5.10%) Security Analyst
8 9 (4.59%) Break Fix Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (4.59%) Support Analyst
9 8 (4.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) Applications Support
10 7 (3.57%) JIRA Administrator
10 7 (3.57%) Operations Engineer
10 7 (3.57%) SIEM Analyst
10 7 (3.57%) SQL DBA
10 7 (3.57%) SQL Server DBA
11 6 (3.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 6 (3.06%) Data Migration Manager
11 6 (3.06%) Migration Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.59%) Elastic Stack
1 9 (4.59%) Spring Boot
2 7 (3.57%) Spring
2 7 (3.57%) Spring Cloud
3 6 (3.06%) Web Services
4 4 (2.04%) XML
5 3 (1.53%) Node.js
6 2 (1.02%) .NET
6 2 (1.02%) LDAP
6 2 (1.02%) Sensu
6 2 (1.02%) XSLT
7 1 (0.51%) HTML
7 1 (0.51%) HTML5
7 1 (0.51%) Regular Expression
7 1 (0.51%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 20 (10.20%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (8.16%) Data Centre
3 9 (4.59%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.06%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.55%) Clustering
5 5 (2.55%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.04%) PKI
7 3 (1.53%) Mobile Banking
7 3 (1.53%) Replication
7 3 (1.53%) Robotics
8 2 (1.02%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.02%) CMDB
8 2 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.02%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.02%) IBM XIV
8 2 (1.02%) Mainframe
8 2 (1.02%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.51%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.51%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 43 (21.94%) Windows
2 26 (13.27%) Linux
3 24 (12.24%) Windows Server
4 21 (10.71%) Unix
5 8 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (3.06%) Windows 10
6 6 (3.06%) Windows 7
6 6 (3.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.53%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.53%) Solaris
8 3 (1.53%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.02%) AIX
9 2 (1.02%) CentOS
9 2 (1.02%) SUSE
10 1 (0.51%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (18.88%) Project Management
2 31 (15.82%) ITIL
3 21 (10.71%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (10.71%) Change Control
3 21 (10.71%) DevOps
3 21 (10.71%) Service Management
4 19 (9.69%) Change Management
5 18 (9.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 14 (7.14%) Programme Governance
6 14 (7.14%) Programme Management
6 14 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
7 13 (6.63%) Root Cause Analysis
8 12 (6.12%) Incident Management
9 11 (5.61%) Break/Fix
9 11 (5.61%) Continuous Integration
9 11 (5.61%) SIEM
10 10 (5.10%) ITSM
10 10 (5.10%) Microservices
10 10 (5.10%) Workflow
11 9 (4.59%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 23 (11.73%) SQL
2 20 (10.20%) Perl
3 16 (8.16%) PowerShell
4 14 (7.14%) Python
5 12 (6.12%) Bash Shell
5 12 (6.12%) Java
6 7 (3.57%) PHP
7 6 (3.06%) C
8 5 (2.55%) JavaScript
9 4 (2.04%) Korn
9 4 (2.04%) Ruby
10 3 (1.53%) AWK
10 3 (1.53%) sed
10 3 (1.53%) Shell Script
10 3 (1.53%) VBScript
11 2 (1.02%) PL/SQL
11 2 (1.02%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.51%) C#
12 1 (0.51%) C++
Qualifications
1 20 (10.20%) Security Cleared
2 17 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 16 (8.16%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (8.16%) Degree
4 12 (6.12%) DV Cleared
5 11 (5.61%) CCNP
6 7 (3.57%) CCNA
7 6 (3.06%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.55%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.04%) CWNA
10 3 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.53%) MCITP
10 3 (1.53%) MCSE
10 3 (1.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.02%) CEH
11 2 (1.02%) GCIH
11 2 (1.02%) HND
11 2 (1.02%) JNCIP
11 2 (1.02%) MCSA
11 2 (1.02%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (9.18%) SLA
2 15 (7.65%) QA
3 14 (7.14%) PMO
4 6 (3.06%) MiFID
5 5 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (2.04%) GDPR
7 2 (1.02%) COBIT
8 1 (0.51%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.51%) P3O
8 1 (0.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 28 (14.29%) Active Directory
2 19 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (5.10%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (4.59%) vSphere
5 7 (3.57%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.04%) Firmware
6 4 (2.04%) XenApp
7 3 (1.53%) Forefront TMG
7 3 (1.53%) ISA Server
7 3 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.02%) DFS Replication
8 2 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.02%) Xen
8 2 (1.02%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.51%) Docker
9 1 (0.51%) Samba
9 1 (0.51%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 8 (4.08%) Nagios
1 8 (4.08%) SCOM
2 6 (3.06%) vCenter Server
3 4 (2.04%) SCCM
4 3 (1.53%) AirWatch
4 3 (1.53%) BladeLogic
4 3 (1.53%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (1.53%) logstash
4 3 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (1.53%) PowerCLI
4 3 (1.53%) Puppet
4 3 (1.53%) WMI
5 2 (1.02%) EdgeSight
5 2 (1.02%) Kibana
5 2 (1.02%) Kubernetes
5 2 (1.02%) Pingdom
5 2 (1.02%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.02%) Terraform
5 2 (1.02%) Uchiwa
5 2 (1.02%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 32 (16.33%) Cisco
1 32 (16.33%) Microsoft
2 26 (13.27%) VMware
3 24 (12.24%) HP
4 12 (6.12%) Oracle
4 12 (6.12%) Remedy
5 11 (5.61%) Adobe
6 10 (5.10%) LogRhythm
6 10 (5.10%) NetApp
6 10 (5.10%) Splunk
7 9 (4.59%) New Relic
7 9 (4.59%) Varonis
8 8 (4.08%) Citrix
9 7 (3.57%) AppDynamics
9 7 (3.57%) MuleSoft
10 6 (3.06%) Aruba
10 6 (3.06%) Dell
10 6 (3.06%) Ericsson
10 6 (3.06%) Informatica
11 5 (2.55%) McAfee