The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Server Monitoring skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Server Monitoring over the 3 months to 23 April 2017 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.

Server Monitoring
UK
3 months to
23 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 608 642 639
Rank change year-on-year +34 -3  
Contract jobs citing Server Monitoring 9 17 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.019% 0.030% 0.030%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.023% 0.037% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 10 14
Median daily rate £420 £310 £331
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.48% -6.41%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £244 £131
10% offered a daily rate of more than £708 £482 £421
UK excluding London median daily rate £368 £300 £136
% change year-on-year +22.50% +120.58%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 - -

Server Monitoring is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 39358 46364 44831
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.53% 82.93% 79.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 25908 30650 27860
Median daily rate £450 £438 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +5.46%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +3.12% +1.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1012 1090 1313
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.68%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £50.00 £47.79
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £37.50 £31.00
% change year-on-year -4.00% +20.96%  

Server Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Server Monitoring as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Server Monitoring in the UK

Server Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Server Monitoring.

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Monitoring in the UK

Server Monitoring
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Monitoring over the 3 months to 23 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Monitoring in the UK

Server Monitoring
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Monitoring.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Monitoring in the UK

Server Monitoring
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Monitoring within the UK over the 3 months to 23 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +41 9 £420 +31.25% 4
London +30 3 £420 +5.00% 2
North East +7 3 £375 +44.23%
North West +23 2 £360 -
Tyne and Wear +4 2 £375 +44.23%
Newcastle upon Tyne -1 2 £375 +44.23%
East Midlands - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £360 -
Chester - 1 £360 -
Derby - 1 - -
Derbyshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 April 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Server Monitoring also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Server Monitoring.

1 26 (72.22%) SQL
1 26 (72.22%) Windows
2 25 (69.44%) Linux
3 22 (61.11%) TCP/IP
3 22 (61.11%) Security Cleared
3 22 (61.11%) Windows Server
4 21 (58.33%) Perl
5 20 (55.56%) HP
5 20 (55.56%) Unix
5 20 (55.56%) SC Cleared
5 20 (55.56%) HP SiteScope
6 18 (50.00%) VB
6 18 (50.00%) Shell Script
7 12 (33.33%) ITIL
8 10 (27.78%) Tivoli
9 9 (25.00%) Quality Management
9 9 (25.00%) Change Control
9 9 (25.00%) DV Cleared
9 9 (25.00%) Incident Management
9 9 (25.00%) Problem Management
10 8 (22.22%) PowerShell
10 8 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
10 8 (22.22%) Change Management
11 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
11 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
11 7 (19.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
13 4 (11.11%) Migration
13 4 (11.11%) VMware

Server 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 4 (11.11%) Apache
2 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.33%) Office Communications Server
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 3 (8.33%) Skype for Business
2 3 (8.33%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.78%) Apache Solr
4 1 (2.78%) CMS
4 1 (2.78%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 6 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.11%) Office 365
3 3 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.56%) HP Helion
5 1 (2.78%) Sage Pay
Communications & Networking
1 22 (61.11%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.33%) DNS
2 3 (8.33%) HTTP
2 3 (8.33%) X.509
3 1 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.78%) Internet
3 1 (2.78%) LAN
3 1 (2.78%) VLAN
3 1 (2.78%) VoIP
3 1 (2.78%) VPN
3 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server
1 7 (19.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (11.11%) SQL Server 2016
4 3 (8.33%) Data Mining
4 3 (8.33%) KNIME
4 3 (8.33%) Power BI
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (2.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (2.78%) Banking
1 1 (2.78%) Finance
1 1 (2.78%) Local Government
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (36.11%) Automation Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) DBA
2 7 (19.44%) SQL DBA
3 5 (13.89%) Administrator
3 5 (13.89%) Support Engineer
4 4 (11.11%) Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Linux Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (8.33%) PowerShell Developer
5 3 (8.33%) SQL Developer
5 3 (8.33%) SQL Server DBA
5 3 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
5 3 (8.33%) SSIS Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Monitoring Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Monitoring Specialist
7 1 (2.78%) Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) CSS
1 1 (2.78%) LAMP
1 1 (2.78%) Sass
1 1 (2.78%) SOAP
1 1 (2.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (11.11%) Clustering
2 3 (8.33%) Blackberry
2 3 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.78%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 26 (72.22%) Windows
2 25 (69.44%) Linux
3 22 (61.11%) Windows Server
4 20 (55.56%) Unix
5 3 (8.33%) CentOS
5 3 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) ITIL
2 9 (25.00%) Change Control
2 9 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 9 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 9 (25.00%) Quality Management
3 8 (22.22%) Change Management
3 8 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (11.11%) Migration
5 3 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 3 (8.33%) Data Visualisation
5 3 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (8.33%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (8.33%) Visualisation
6 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.56%) Presales
7 1 (2.78%) DevOps
7 1 (2.78%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (72.22%) SQL
2 21 (58.33%) Perl
3 18 (50.00%) Shell Script
3 18 (50.00%) VB
4 8 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
5 3 (8.33%) R
6 2 (5.56%) VBScript
7 1 (2.78%) PHP
7 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (61.11%) Security Cleared
2 20 (55.56%) SC Cleared
3 9 (25.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 4 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.78%) Docker
2 1 (2.78%) Varnish
2 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
2 1 (2.78%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (55.56%) HP SiteScope
2 10 (27.78%) Tivoli
3 3 (8.33%) Nagios
3 3 (8.33%) Puppet
3 3 (8.33%) SCOM
3 3 (8.33%) vCenter Server
4 2 (5.56%) MOM
5 1 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.78%) Perfmon
5 1 (2.78%) SCCM
Vendors
1 20 (55.56%) HP
2 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
3 4 (11.11%) VMware
4 3 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 3 (8.33%) Tableau
5 1 (2.78%) EqualLogic
5 1 (2.78%) PayPal