Period
to 12 November 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 12 November 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
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 637 684 702
Rank change year-on-year +47 +18 +20
Contract jobs citing Proactive Monitoring 257 205 220
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.29% 0.24% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 135 137
UK median daily rate £380 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% -5.88% +21.43%
10th Percentile £147 £150 £203
90th Percentile £656 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £359 £375 £358
% change year-on-year -4.33% +4.90% +2.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 16 10
UK median hourly rate £22.93 £13.63 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.29% -33.54% -5.75%
10th Percentile £12.10 £11.25 £13.83
90th Percentile £32.78 £31.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.06 £13.63 £20.50
% change year-on-year +10.53% -33.54% +17.14%

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 88,793 86,888 90,031
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.35% 85.76% 85.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,734 57,736 59,329
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,323 2,092 2,466
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £23.14 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.93% +2.84% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.70 £48.75 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.38 £24.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year -10.94% +4.70% +1.88%

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 12 November 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 12 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Proactive Monitoring in the UK

Proactive Monitoring
Top 16 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 12 November 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 +73 239 £380 -6.17% 79
UK excluding London +11 140 £359 -4.33% 60
London +50 114 £425 -5.56% 22
South East +11 57 £308 -18.00% 17
North of England -14 29 £411 +11.15% 18
Midlands -2 26 £145 -61.33% 10
East Midlands +32 20 £110 -69.44% 5
North West -10 17 £393 +16.30% 11
East of England +10 11 £130 -62.86% 8
Yorkshire -8 10 £414 -2.65% 6
Scotland -7 8 £450 +260.00% 2
West Midlands -34 6 £310 -20.00% 5
Northern Ireland +40 5 £325 -19.25%
North East -3 2 - - 1
South West -34 2 £463 +23.33% 4
Wales - 2 £663 - 1

For the 6 months to 12 November 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.

1 103 (40.08%) Windows
2 69 (26.85%) Microsoft
3 63 (24.51%) Active Directory
3 63 (24.51%) Finance
4 56 (21.79%) ITIL
5 53 (20.62%) VMware
6 42 (16.34%) Microsoft Office
6 42 (16.34%) Windows 10
7 37 (14.40%) Change Management
7 37 (14.40%) Windows 7
8 36 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
9 35 (13.62%) Change Control
10 34 (13.23%) Service Management
11 32 (12.45%) Office 365
11 32 (12.45%) Data Centre
12 31 (12.06%) Cisco
13 30 (11.67%) HP
13 30 (11.67%) Firewall
14 29 (11.28%) LAN
14 29 (11.28%) Security Cleared
14 29 (11.28%) DevOps
14 29 (11.28%) Windows Server
15 28 (10.89%) Linux
16 27 (10.51%) Citrix
16 27 (10.51%) Project Management
17 26 (10.12%) SLA
18 25 (9.73%) MS Exchange
18 25 (9.73%) DHCP
18 25 (9.73%) Python
18 25 (9.73%) Agile Software Development

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 (9.73%) MS Exchange
2 10 (3.89%) SharePoint
3 8 (3.11%) Skype for Business
4 5 (1.95%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.56%) IIS
6 3 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.17%) Office Communications Server
6 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.78%) Apache
7 2 (0.78%) CMS
7 2 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.78%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (0.78%) Sitecore CMS
8 1 (0.39%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (0.39%) Anypoint
8 1 (0.39%) Confluence
8 1 (0.39%) JBoss
8 1 (0.39%) Live Communications Server
Applications
1 42 (16.34%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.84%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.33%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (2.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 32 (12.45%) Office 365
2 19 (7.39%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (3.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (1.17%) Akamai
5 3 (1.17%) Amazon ELB
5 3 (1.17%) Amazon S3
5 3 (1.17%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (0.78%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (0.78%) IaaS
6 2 (0.78%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.39%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.39%) G Suite
7 1 (0.39%) GitHub
7 1 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.39%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.39%) SaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.39%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (11.67%) Firewall
2 29 (11.28%) LAN
3 25 (9.73%) DHCP
4 24 (9.34%) DNS
4 24 (9.34%) WAN
5 19 (7.39%) VPN
6 17 (6.61%) TCP/IP
7 11 (4.28%) Cisco IOS
8 10 (3.89%) Structured Cabling
9 9 (3.50%) VLAN
9 9 (3.50%) Wireless
10 8 (3.11%) Network Security
11 7 (2.72%) IPsec
12 6 (2.33%) SAN
12 6 (2.33%) SSL
13 5 (1.95%) Cisco Nexus
14 4 (1.56%) BGP
14 4 (1.56%) Internet
14 4 (1.56%) OSPF
14 4 (1.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (4.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.95%) MySQL
3 4 (1.56%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.78%) DB2
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
4 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
4 2 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.39%) Big Data
5 1 (0.39%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.39%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.39%) MS Access
5 1 (0.39%) OLAP
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.39%) Power BI
5 1 (0.39%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (3.11%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.56%) JIRA
3 3 (1.17%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.17%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (0.78%) Artifactory
4 2 (0.78%) Subversion
4 2 (0.78%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.39%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.39%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 63 (24.51%) Finance
2 17 (6.61%) Banking
2 17 (6.61%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.84%) Front Office
3 15 (5.84%) Retail
4 11 (4.28%) Back Office
5 8 (3.11%) Manufacturing
5 8 (3.11%) Marketing
6 4 (1.56%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.17%) Law
7 3 (1.17%) Legal
8 2 (0.78%) Electronics
8 2 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 61 (23.74%) Analyst
2 40 (15.56%) Support Analyst
3 33 (12.84%) IT Support
4 25 (9.73%) Desktop Support
4 25 (9.73%) IT Analyst
5 23 (8.95%) IT Support Analyst
6 21 (8.17%) Support Engineer
7 15 (5.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (5.84%) Programme Manager
8 14 (5.45%) Desktop Engineer
8 14 (5.45%) Developer
9 13 (5.06%) Junior
9 13 (5.06%) Storage Engineer
10 11 (4.28%) Automation Developer
10 11 (4.28%) Junior Analyst
11 10 (3.89%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 10 (3.89%) Junior IT Support
11 10 (3.89%) Project Manager
12 9 (3.50%) IT Manager
12 9 (3.50%) Junior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.11%) SOAP
2 7 (2.72%) Middleware
2 7 (2.72%) REST
3 4 (1.56%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (1.56%) Sensu
4 3 (1.17%) JSON
4 3 (1.17%) LDAP
4 3 (1.17%) Node.js
4 3 (1.17%) XML
5 2 (0.78%) HTML
5 2 (0.78%) OAuth
5 2 (0.78%) OpenID
5 2 (0.78%) RESTful
5 2 (0.78%) SAML
5 2 (0.78%) XML Messaging
5 2 (0.78%) YAML
6 1 (0.39%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.39%) Kafka
6 1 (0.39%) Oracle GoldenGate
6 1 (0.39%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.45%) Data Centre
2 23 (8.95%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (6.61%) Self-Motivation
4 13 (5.06%) Blackberry
5 11 (4.28%) Data Structures
5 11 (4.28%) HP Storage
6 10 (3.89%) Mainframe
7 9 (3.50%) CMDB
8 6 (2.33%) Fat Client
8 6 (2.33%) Public Cloud
8 6 (2.33%) Thin Client
8 6 (2.33%) Virtual Team
9 5 (1.95%) Smartphone
10 4 (1.56%) User Experience
11 3 (1.17%) Client/Server
11 3 (1.17%) Clustering
11 3 (1.17%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.17%) PKI
11 3 (1.17%) Robotics
11 3 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 103 (40.08%) Windows
2 42 (16.34%) Windows 10
3 37 (14.40%) Windows 7
4 29 (11.28%) Windows Server
5 28 (10.89%) Linux
6 18 (7.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (5.06%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (4.28%) Unix
9 10 (3.89%) Android
10 6 (2.33%) Windows XP
11 5 (1.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (1.17%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.78%) DC/OS
13 2 (0.78%) Solaris
14 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (21.79%) ITIL
2 37 (14.40%) Change Management
3 35 (13.62%) Change Control
4 34 (13.23%) Service Management
5 29 (11.28%) DevOps
6 27 (10.51%) Project Management
7 25 (9.73%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (9.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 24 (9.34%) Problem Management
9 23 (8.95%) Disaster Recovery
9 23 (8.95%) Incident Management
9 23 (8.95%) Problem-Solving
9 23 (8.95%) Root Cause Analysis
10 22 (8.56%) Service Delivery
11 21 (8.17%) Configuration Management
12 18 (7.00%) Continuous Improvement
12 18 (7.00%) Mentoring
12 18 (7.00%) Performance Tuning
13 17 (6.61%) Analytics
13 17 (6.61%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 25 (9.73%) Python
2 23 (8.95%) SQL
3 20 (7.78%) Perl
4 19 (7.39%) PowerShell
5 12 (4.67%) Java
5 12 (4.67%) Ruby
6 10 (3.89%) PHP
7 9 (3.50%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.33%) C
9 5 (1.95%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.95%) C#
10 3 (1.17%) Scala
10 3 (1.17%) VBA
11 2 (0.78%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.78%) VBScript
12 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.39%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 29 (11.28%) Security Cleared
2 24 (9.34%) Degree
3 15 (5.84%) ITIL Certification
4 14 (5.45%) SC Cleared
5 11 (4.28%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (3.50%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.50%) MCSE
7 7 (2.72%) CCNA
7 7 (2.72%) DV Cleared
8 5 (1.95%) CCNP
8 5 (1.95%) CCSA
9 4 (1.56%) Check Point Certification
9 4 (1.56%) MCITP
9 4 (1.56%) MCSA
10 3 (1.17%) MCP
10 3 (1.17%) MCTS
11 2 (0.78%) CCENT
11 2 (0.78%) CCVP
11 2 (0.78%) ISEB
11 2 (0.78%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.12%) SLA
2 15 (5.84%) QA
3 9 (3.50%) PMO
4 5 (1.95%) GDPR
5 4 (1.56%) Data Quality
6 3 (1.17%) HIPAA
6 3 (1.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.78%) IASME
7 2 (0.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.78%) P3O
7 2 (0.78%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.39%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 63 (24.51%) Active Directory
2 36 (14.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (5.06%) Hyper-V
4 12 (4.67%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (4.28%) Docker
6 10 (3.89%) VMware Server
7 9 (3.50%) XenDesktop
8 8 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (2.72%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (2.72%) XenApp
10 6 (2.33%) vSphere
11 5 (1.95%) VMware NSX
12 4 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
13 3 (1.17%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.78%) Virtual Servers
15 1 (0.39%) ISA Server
15 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
15 1 (0.39%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (8.56%) SCCM
2 12 (4.67%) Ansible
3 11 (4.28%) Backup Exec
3 11 (4.28%) WSUS
4 10 (3.89%) Puppet
5 9 (3.50%) NetBackup
5 9 (3.50%) SCOM
6 8 (3.11%) Terraform
7 6 (2.33%) BladeLogic
7 6 (2.33%) ITRS Geneos
7 6 (2.33%) Nagios
7 6 (2.33%) Rancher
7 6 (2.33%) SCOrch
7 6 (2.33%) XenMobile
8 5 (1.95%) logstash
8 5 (1.95%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (1.95%) vMotion
8 5 (1.95%) vRealize
8 5 (1.95%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.56%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 69 (26.85%) Microsoft
2 53 (20.62%) VMware
3 31 (12.06%) Cisco
4 30 (11.67%) HP
5 27 (10.51%) Citrix
6 19 (7.39%) NetApp
7 18 (7.00%) EMC
8 17 (6.61%) ServiceNow
9 16 (6.23%) Ivanti
10 14 (5.45%) Isilon
10 14 (5.45%) McAfee
11 13 (5.06%) Bloomberg
11 13 (5.06%) Reuters
11 13 (5.06%) Sophos
11 13 (5.06%) Splunk
12 12 (4.67%) CheckPoint
13 11 (4.28%) Automation Anywhere
13 11 (4.28%) Veeam
14 10 (3.89%) Shavlik
15 6 (2.33%) Red Hat