Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 649 693 656
Rank change year-on-year +44 -37 +17
Contract jobs citing Proactive Monitoring 236 195 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.20% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.27% 0.23% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 122 123
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £148 £142 £152
90th Percentile £659 £600 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £358 £356 £373
% change year-on-year +0.35% -4.36% +2.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 10
UK median hourly rate £22.93 £30.00 £16.65
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.57% +80.18% -35.96%
10th Percentile £12.83 £14.60 £9.63
90th Percentile £32.78 £59.00 £31.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.88 £30.00 £15.75
% change year-on-year -47.08% +90.48% -58.00%

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 85,951 84,789 81,787
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.98% 85.86% 85.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,761 56,693 54,034
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £300 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,167 2,007 2,375
UK median hourly rate £23.49 £23.08 £23.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.80% -0.86% +1.20%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.75 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.37 £24.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -6.81% +6.67% -10.00%

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 January 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 21 January 2019.

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 21 January 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 +24 213 £375 -6.25% 80
London +56 123 £444 -1.39% 25
UK excluding London -14 109 £358 +0.35% 57
South East +18 43 £278 -26.00% 12
Midlands -11 20 £463 +19.35% 7
North of England -23 19 £415 +97.62% 20
East Midlands +12 12 £500 +44.93% 4
North West +2 12 £410 +17.14% 14
Scotland -5 9 £450 +35.85% 2
West Midlands -33 8 £225 -43.75% 3
Northern Ireland - 8 £325 -
East of England +7 6 £224 -45.37% 9
Yorkshire -15 5 £415 +97.62% 5
Wales -13 2 £650 -
South West -40 2 £375 +44.37% 7
North East -8 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 88 (37.29%) Windows
2 71 (30.08%) Microsoft
3 56 (23.73%) Finance
3 56 (23.73%) Active Directory
4 55 (23.31%) ITIL
5 50 (21.19%) VMware
6 41 (17.37%) Windows 10
7 38 (16.10%) Office 365
8 37 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
8 37 (15.68%) Microsoft Office
9 36 (15.25%) Windows 7
10 35 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
11 33 (13.98%) Root Cause Analysis
12 32 (13.56%) Cisco
13 30 (12.71%) Change Management
14 29 (12.29%) Service Management
14 29 (12.29%) Citrix
14 29 (12.29%) DNS
14 29 (12.29%) SQL
14 29 (12.29%) DHCP
15 27 (11.44%) Change Control
15 27 (11.44%) Windows Server
16 26 (11.02%) Problem Management
16 26 (11.02%) MS Exchange
17 24 (10.17%) LAN
17 24 (10.17%) WAN
17 24 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
17 24 (10.17%) PowerShell
17 24 (10.17%) SCCM
17 24 (10.17%) Data Centre

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 26 (11.02%) MS Exchange
2 9 (3.81%) SharePoint
2 9 (3.81%) Skype for Business
3 8 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (2.12%) Apache
5 5 (2.12%) Office Communications Server
6 4 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (1.27%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.27%) IBM Notes
7 3 (1.27%) IIS
7 3 (1.27%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.85%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (0.85%) CMS
8 2 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (0.85%) Sitecore CMS
9 1 (0.42%) Confluence
9 1 (0.42%) Live Communications Server
9 1 (0.42%) Mule
Applications
1 37 (15.68%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.54%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.27%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.42%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.42%) Unica
Cloud Services
1 38 (16.10%) Office 365
2 18 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (7.20%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (4.66%) SaaS
5 9 (3.81%) PaaS
6 8 (3.39%) IaaS
7 7 (2.97%) Cloud Computing
8 6 (2.54%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (2.54%) Sumo Logic
9 5 (2.12%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.69%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (1.69%) Azure Active Directory
11 3 (1.27%) GitHub
11 3 (1.27%) OneDrive
11 3 (1.27%) OpenShift
11 3 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.85%) Yammer
13 1 (0.42%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 29 (12.29%) DHCP
1 29 (12.29%) DNS
2 24 (10.17%) LAN
2 24 (10.17%) WAN
3 21 (8.90%) Firewall
4 18 (7.63%) VPN
5 14 (5.93%) TCP/IP
6 11 (4.66%) Cisco IOS
6 11 (4.66%) VLAN
7 10 (4.24%) Structured Cabling
8 8 (3.39%) Network Security
8 8 (3.39%) Skype
9 7 (2.97%) Internet
9 7 (2.97%) iSCSI
9 7 (2.97%) MPLS
9 7 (2.97%) SAN
10 6 (2.54%) NetScaler
10 6 (2.54%) SNMP
10 6 (2.54%) SSL
10 6 (2.54%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (8.90%) SQL Server
2 13 (5.51%) MySQL
3 11 (4.66%) MongoDB
4 6 (2.54%) NoSQL
4 6 (2.54%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (2.12%) DTS
6 3 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (1.27%) MariaDB
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.27%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.85%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (0.85%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
7 2 (0.85%) MS Access
7 2 (0.85%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.42%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.42%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (2.54%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.69%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.27%) Artifactory
3 3 (1.27%) Bitbucket
3 3 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.42%) Ant
4 1 (0.42%) JConsole
4 1 (0.42%) JIRA
4 1 (0.42%) MSI
4 1 (0.42%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 56 (23.73%) Finance
2 18 (7.63%) Telecoms
3 16 (6.78%) Banking
4 15 (6.36%) Retail
5 11 (4.66%) Front Office
6 7 (2.97%) Back Office
7 6 (2.54%) Marketing
8 4 (1.69%) German Language
8 4 (1.69%) Investment Banking
8 4 (1.69%) Manufacturing
9 3 (1.27%) Billing
9 3 (1.27%) Legal
10 2 (0.85%) Automotive
10 2 (0.85%) Law
11 1 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.42%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 59 (25.00%) Analyst
2 34 (14.41%) Support Analyst
3 22 (9.32%) IT Analyst
4 20 (8.47%) IT Support
5 19 (8.05%) IT Support Analyst
6 18 (7.63%) Desktop Support
7 17 (7.20%) Programme Manager
8 12 (5.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 11 (4.66%) DBA
9 11 (4.66%) Desktop Engineer
9 11 (4.66%) Support Engineer
10 10 (4.24%) Storage Engineer
11 9 (3.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 9 (3.81%) Infrastructure Support
11 9 (3.81%) Trade Floor Support Analyst
12 8 (3.39%) AWS Engineer
12 8 (3.39%) Desktop Support Engineer
12 8 (3.39%) Developer
13 7 (2.97%) Desktop Support Analyst
13 7 (2.97%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (3.39%) Middleware
2 6 (2.54%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (1.69%) LDAP
3 4 (1.69%) Node.js
4 3 (1.27%) LAMP
4 3 (1.27%) Sensu
4 3 (1.27%) SOAP
4 3 (1.27%) Software Packaging
4 3 (1.27%) Velocity
5 2 (0.85%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.85%) REST
5 2 (0.85%) Spring Boot
5 2 (0.85%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.42%) Ajax
6 1 (0.42%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.42%) CSS
6 1 (0.42%) JSON
6 1 (0.42%) Kafka
6 1 (0.42%) Web Services
6 1 (0.42%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (10.17%) Analytical Skills
1 24 (10.17%) Data Centre
1 24 (10.17%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (5.93%) Clustering
3 12 (5.08%) Blackberry
4 7 (2.97%) CMDB
4 7 (2.97%) Data Structures
4 7 (2.97%) HP Storage
4 7 (2.97%) Management Information System
5 6 (2.54%) Fat Client
5 6 (2.54%) Smartphone
5 6 (2.54%) Thin Client
5 6 (2.54%) Video on Demand
6 5 (2.12%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.27%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.27%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.27%) Private Cloud
7 3 (1.27%) Robotics
7 3 (1.27%) User Experience
7 3 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 88 (37.29%) Windows
2 41 (17.37%) Windows 10
3 36 (15.25%) Windows 7
4 27 (11.44%) Windows Server
5 22 (9.32%) Linux
6 17 (7.20%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (5.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (4.66%) Unix
9 10 (4.24%) Android
10 7 (2.97%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (2.12%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.69%) Solaris
13 3 (1.27%) Mac OS X
13 3 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (1.27%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (23.31%) ITIL
2 37 (15.68%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (13.98%) Root Cause Analysis
4 30 (12.71%) Change Management
5 29 (12.29%) Service Management
6 27 (11.44%) Change Control
7 26 (11.02%) Problem Management
8 24 (10.17%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (9.32%) Mentoring
10 21 (8.90%) DevOps
10 21 (8.90%) Performance Tuning
11 19 (8.05%) Continuous Improvement
11 19 (8.05%) Project Management
11 19 (8.05%) Stakeholder Management
12 18 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 18 (7.63%) PRINCE2
12 18 (7.63%) Problem-Solving
13 17 (7.20%) Service Delivery
14 15 (6.36%) Patch Management
15 14 (5.93%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 29 (12.29%) SQL
2 24 (10.17%) PowerShell
3 23 (9.75%) Python
4 19 (8.05%) Perl
5 10 (4.24%) Bash Shell
6 9 (3.81%) Ruby
7 8 (3.39%) Java
7 8 (3.39%) PHP
8 6 (2.54%) C
9 4 (1.69%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.27%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.85%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.85%) VBScript
12 1 (0.42%) C#
12 1 (0.42%) Jython
12 1 (0.42%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.42%) Scala
12 1 (0.42%) VBA
12 1 (0.42%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 22 (9.32%) Security Cleared
2 21 (8.90%) Degree
3 16 (6.78%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (6.36%) MCSE
5 12 (5.08%) ITIL Certification
6 8 (3.39%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (2.97%) CCNA
7 7 (2.97%) SC Cleared
8 6 (2.54%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (2.54%) DV Cleared
8 6 (2.54%) MCITP
8 6 (2.54%) MCP
9 5 (2.12%) CCA
9 5 (2.12%) MCSA
9 5 (2.12%) MCTS
10 4 (1.69%) CCNP
10 4 (1.69%) HNC
11 2 (0.85%) CCEA
11 2 (0.85%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (0.85%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (9.75%) SLA
2 15 (6.36%) QA
3 5 (2.12%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.12%) PMO
4 3 (1.27%) Cyber Essentials
4 3 (1.27%) GDPR
5 2 (0.85%) COBIT
5 2 (0.85%) IASME
5 2 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.85%) P3O
5 2 (0.85%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.42%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.42%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 56 (23.73%) Active Directory
2 35 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.08%) Hyper-V
3 12 (5.08%) VMware Server
4 9 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
5 8 (3.39%) Docker
6 7 (2.97%) Virtual Desktop
6 7 (2.97%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (2.97%) XenDesktop
7 6 (2.54%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (2.54%) XenApp
8 4 (1.69%) vSphere
9 3 (1.27%) BIND 9
9 3 (1.27%) KVM
9 3 (1.27%) NFS
9 3 (1.27%) Postfix
9 3 (1.27%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.85%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.85%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 24 (10.17%) SCCM
2 12 (5.08%) Backup Exec
2 12 (5.08%) WSUS
3 11 (4.66%) Ansible
4 9 (3.81%) SCOM
5 8 (3.39%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (3.39%) Puppet
6 7 (2.97%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (2.97%) NetBackup
6 7 (2.97%) vMotion
7 6 (2.54%) BladeLogic
7 6 (2.54%) ITRS Geneos
7 6 (2.54%) Rancher
7 6 (2.54%) Terraform
8 5 (2.12%) ZABBIX
9 4 (1.69%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (1.69%) logstash
9 4 (1.69%) Netcool
9 4 (1.69%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.69%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 71 (30.08%) Microsoft
2 50 (21.19%) VMware
3 32 (13.56%) Cisco
4 29 (12.29%) Citrix
5 22 (9.32%) ServiceNow
6 21 (8.90%) HP
7 20 (8.47%) EMC
8 13 (5.51%) Ivanti
8 13 (5.51%) Sophos
9 12 (5.08%) NetApp
10 11 (4.66%) Bloomberg
10 11 (4.66%) McAfee
10 11 (4.66%) Reuters
11 10 (4.24%) Shavlik
11 10 (4.24%) Veeam
12 9 (3.81%) AppDynamics
12 9 (3.81%) Isilon
13 8 (3.39%) CheckPoint
13 8 (3.39%) Oracle
14 7 (2.97%) Dell