Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 606 686 681
Rank change year-on-year +80 -5 -32
Contract jobs citing Proactive Monitoring 299 184 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.34% 0.22% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 173 116 127
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.88% +25.93%
10th Percentile £163 £205 £240
90th Percentile £613 £519 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 14
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £13.25 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.94% -42.39% -23.33%
10th Percentile £13.90 £11.25 £14.30
90th Percentile £32.00 £27.88 £38.09
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £13.63 £23.00
% change year-on-year +46.79% -40.76% -23.33%

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 88,125 82,523 92,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.21% 85.56% 84.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,129 54,070 60,770
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,375 2,085 2,305
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +6.38% +9.05%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.42 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.25 £47.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.17% +10.91%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 +73 282 £400 -2.14% 69
UK excluding London +78 200 £375 - 52
London -9 99 £425 - 28
South East +32 82 £362 -9.39% 13
Midlands +13 40 £413 +10.74% 7
North of England +3 38 £375 -7.41% 13
East Midlands +34 35 £425 +23.19% 3
North West +3 20 £375 +17.65% 10
East of England +9 14 £280 -20.00% 7
Yorkshire 0 13 £327 -23.06% 2
Scotland - 11 £288 - 7
South West -18 9 £441 +17.49% 1
North East -2 5 £263 -22.79% 1
West Midlands -34 5 £400 - 4
Wales -12 4 £663 +140.91% 3
Northern Ireland +27 2 £325 -19.25% 1

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 104 (34.78%) Windows
2 82 (27.42%) Finance
3 68 (22.74%) Active Directory
4 64 (21.40%) Microsoft
5 55 (18.39%) Change Management
6 53 (17.73%) ITIL
7 49 (16.39%) VMware
8 48 (16.05%) Windows Server
9 45 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
10 44 (14.72%) Cisco
11 42 (14.05%) Project Management
12 41 (13.71%) Incident Management
13 38 (12.71%) Security Cleared
14 36 (12.04%) Linux
14 36 (12.04%) Service Management
14 36 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
15 35 (11.71%) Data Centre
16 34 (11.37%) LAN
17 33 (11.04%) Firewall
17 33 (11.04%) DevOps
18 32 (10.70%) Change Control
18 32 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
19 30 (10.03%) Microsoft Office
20 29 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012
21 28 (9.36%) Decision-Making
21 28 (9.36%) SQL
21 28 (9.36%) Project Planning
22 27 (9.03%) Degree
22 27 (9.03%) JIRA
22 27 (9.03%) Amazon AWS

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 19 (6.35%) MS Exchange
2 8 (2.68%) Confluence
3 7 (2.34%) SharePoint
4 6 (2.01%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.34%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.34%) IIS
6 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (1.00%) Tomcat
7 2 (0.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 2 (0.67%) CMS
7 2 (0.67%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.33%) Apache
8 1 (0.33%) JBoss
Applications
1 30 (10.03%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (3.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (2.34%) Microsoft Project
4 4 (1.34%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.67%) Maximo
2 2 (0.67%) Oracle ERP
2 2 (0.67%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.33%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.03%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (7.02%) Office 365
3 12 (4.01%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (3.68%) Akamai
5 8 (2.68%) SaaS
6 5 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.34%) Amazon ELB
7 4 (1.34%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.34%) Slack
8 3 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (1.00%) GitHub
9 2 (0.67%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (0.67%) IaaS
9 2 (0.67%) PaaS
9 2 (0.67%) Serverless
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.33%) G Suite
10 1 (0.33%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (11.37%) LAN
2 33 (11.04%) Firewall
3 26 (8.70%) WAN
4 21 (7.02%) TCP/IP
5 20 (6.69%) VPN
6 19 (6.35%) DHCP
6 19 (6.35%) DNS
7 13 (4.35%) Wireless
8 12 (4.01%) Cisco IOS
8 12 (4.01%) Network Security
9 9 (3.01%) Cisco Nexus
10 8 (2.68%) Cisco ASA
10 8 (2.68%) SAN
10 8 (2.68%) VoIP
11 7 (2.34%) IPsec
11 7 (2.34%) Structured Cabling
11 7 (2.34%) Unified Communications
12 6 (2.01%) Cisco ISE
12 6 (2.01%) MPLS
12 6 (2.01%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.69%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.34%) MySQL
3 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (0.67%) DB2
3 2 (0.67%) InfluxDB
3 2 (0.67%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (0.67%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.33%) Big Data
4 1 (0.33%) DTS
4 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (0.33%) Oracle OLAP
4 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.33%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 27 (9.03%) JIRA
2 11 (3.68%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.34%) SonarQube
3 4 (1.34%) Sonatype Nexus
3 4 (1.34%) Subversion
4 3 (1.00%) Artifactory
4 3 (1.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.00%) Bitbucket
4 3 (1.00%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.67%) eggPlant
5 2 (0.67%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 82 (27.42%) Finance
2 17 (5.69%) Banking
3 14 (4.68%) Telecoms
4 13 (4.35%) Retail
5 11 (3.68%) Back Office
5 11 (3.68%) Legal
6 10 (3.34%) Marketing
7 7 (2.34%) Law
8 5 (1.67%) Front Office
8 5 (1.67%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.34%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.34%) Games
10 3 (1.00%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.67%) Electronics
11 2 (0.67%) International Banking
11 2 (0.67%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.67%) Portuguese Language
11 2 (0.67%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.33%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 36 (12.04%) Analyst
1 36 (12.04%) Support Engineer
2 25 (8.36%) Support Analyst
3 24 (8.03%) IT Support
3 24 (8.03%) Project Manager
4 22 (7.36%) Administrator
5 17 (5.69%) Desktop Support
6 16 (5.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (5.02%) Developer
8 13 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
9 12 (4.01%) IT Analyst
9 12 (4.01%) IT Manager
10 11 (3.68%) Automation Developer
11 10 (3.34%) Applications Specialist
11 10 (3.34%) Applications Support
11 10 (3.34%) Architect
11 10 (3.34%) IT Support Analyst
11 10 (3.34%) Junior
11 10 (3.34%) Network Engineer
12 9 (3.01%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.68%) REST
2 5 (1.67%) Node.js
2 5 (1.67%) SOAP
3 4 (1.34%) JSON
3 4 (1.34%) Sensu
3 4 (1.34%) Web Services
3 4 (1.34%) XML
4 3 (1.00%) HTML
5 2 (0.67%) .NET
5 2 (0.67%) ADO.NET
5 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET Web API
5 2 (0.67%) Elastic Stack
5 2 (0.67%) LINQ
5 2 (0.67%) OAuth
5 2 (0.67%) React
5 2 (0.67%) RESTful
5 2 (0.67%) Spring Boot
5 2 (0.67%) WCF
5 2 (0.67%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.71%) Data Centre
2 27 (9.03%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.68%) Mainframe
4 13 (4.35%) CMDB
5 12 (4.01%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.34%) Blackberry
7 8 (2.68%) Clustering
7 8 (2.68%) Data Structures
7 8 (2.68%) PKI
7 8 (2.68%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.34%) Virtual Team
9 6 (2.01%) Computer Science
9 6 (2.01%) Fat Client
9 6 (2.01%) HP Storage
9 6 (2.01%) NHS
9 6 (2.01%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.34%) Cyberthreat
10 4 (1.34%) Data Protection Act
10 4 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.34%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 104 (34.78%) Windows
2 48 (16.05%) Windows Server
3 36 (12.04%) Linux
4 29 (9.70%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (7.02%) Windows 10
6 18 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (5.35%) Windows 7
8 11 (3.68%) Unix
9 8 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.34%) Android
10 7 (2.34%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (1.67%) Windows 2000
12 4 (1.34%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.67%) DC/OS
14 1 (0.33%) HPUX
14 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (18.39%) Change Management
2 53 (17.73%) ITIL
3 45 (15.05%) Agile Software Development
4 42 (14.05%) Project Management
5 41 (13.71%) Incident Management
6 36 (12.04%) Problem-Solving
6 36 (12.04%) Service Management
7 33 (11.04%) DevOps
8 32 (10.70%) Change Control
9 28 (9.36%) Decision-Making
9 28 (9.36%) Project Planning
10 26 (8.70%) Problem Management
11 25 (8.36%) Configuration Management
12 23 (7.69%) Time Management
13 22 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 22 (7.36%) ITSM
14 20 (6.69%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (6.69%) PRINCE2
14 20 (6.69%) Process Management
15 19 (6.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 28 (9.36%) SQL
2 22 (7.36%) Python
3 20 (6.69%) PowerShell
4 18 (6.02%) Perl
5 17 (5.69%) Java
6 15 (5.02%) PHP
7 10 (3.34%) JavaScript
7 10 (3.34%) Ruby
8 8 (2.68%) C#
9 5 (1.67%) VB
10 4 (1.34%) Bash Shell
10 4 (1.34%) Scala
10 4 (1.34%) Shell Script
11 3 (1.00%) VBA
12 2 (0.67%) C
12 2 (0.67%) PL/SQL
12 2 (0.67%) VBScript
13 1 (0.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 38 (12.71%) Security Cleared
2 27 (9.03%) Degree
3 22 (7.36%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.01%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (3.68%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (3.34%) MCSE
7 9 (3.01%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.34%) CCNA
9 6 (2.01%) CCNP
9 6 (2.01%) PMP
10 5 (1.67%) CCSA
11 4 (1.34%) BPSS Clearance
11 4 (1.34%) Check Point Certification
11 4 (1.34%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (1.34%) MCSA
11 4 (1.34%) PMI Certification
12 3 (1.00%) CCIE
12 3 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.00%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.03%) SLA
2 25 (8.36%) PMO
3 18 (6.02%) QA
4 6 (2.01%) GDPR
5 5 (1.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (1.34%) HIPAA
7 3 (1.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
7 3 (1.00%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 2 (0.67%) P3O
9 1 (0.33%) COBIT
9 1 (0.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 68 (22.74%) Active Directory
2 32 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (5.35%) Hyper-V
5 9 (3.01%) Microsoft App-V
5 9 (3.01%) vSphere
6 8 (2.68%) Docker
7 7 (2.34%) VMware Server
7 7 (2.34%) XenApp
8 6 (2.01%) Virtual Desktop
8 6 (2.01%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.67%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.34%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.67%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.67%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.33%) NFS
12 1 (0.33%) OpenAM
12 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (7.36%) SCCM
2 14 (4.68%) Puppet
3 12 (4.01%) NetBackup
4 10 (3.34%) SCOM
5 8 (2.68%) Ansible
5 8 (2.68%) Backup Exec
5 8 (2.68%) Terraform
5 8 (2.68%) vCenter Server
5 8 (2.68%) WSUS
6 7 (2.34%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (2.34%) Nagios
6 7 (2.34%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.01%) Cisco CUCM
7 6 (2.01%) PowerBroker
7 6 (2.01%) SCOrch
7 6 (2.01%) XenMobile
8 5 (1.67%) Control-M
8 5 (1.67%) logstash
8 5 (1.67%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.34%) Pingdom
Vendors
1 64 (21.40%) Microsoft
2 49 (16.39%) VMware
3 44 (14.72%) Cisco
4 25 (8.36%) Citrix
4 25 (8.36%) HP
5 19 (6.35%) Splunk
6 17 (5.69%) New Relic
7 15 (5.02%) Ivanti
7 15 (5.02%) McAfee
8 14 (4.68%) CheckPoint
9 13 (4.35%) NetApp
10 12 (4.01%) Automation Anywhere
10 12 (4.01%) Veeam
11 10 (3.34%) EMC
11 10 (3.34%) Oracle
12 9 (3.01%) Sophos
13 8 (2.68%) Isilon
13 8 (2.68%) PagerDuty
13 8 (2.68%) Red Hat
14 7 (2.34%) Shavlik