Period
to 20 January 2018

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 6 months to 20 January 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.

Server Monitoring
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 856 780 851
Rank change year-on-year -76 +71 -9
Contract jobs citing Server Monitoring 14 64 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.014% 0.066% 0.024%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.017% 0.079% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 36 13
UK median daily rate £450 £369 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.03% +5.36% -
10th Percentile £348 £245 £252
90th Percentile £505 £465 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £345 £350
% change year-on-year +26.81% -1.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 3
UK median hourly rate - £53.50 £45.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +18.89% +101.12%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £53.50 £72.50
% change year-on-year - -26.21% -

Server 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 84,024 81,140 89,182
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.51% 83.79% 82.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,267 53,737 57,879
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,958 2,261 2,720
UK median hourly rate £23.50 £24.50 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.08% +3.16% +18.75%
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +24.22%

Server Monitoring
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Server Monitoring as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 20 January 2018.

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 9 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 6 months to 20 January 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 -56 13 £450 +22.03% 21
UK excluding London -34 9 £438 +26.81% 19
London -34 5 £494 +9.72% 2
Yorkshire +14 4 £413 +17.86%
North of England +7 4 £413 +13.79% 3
South East -25 3 £450 +38.46% 9
Midlands +2 1 - - 3
East Midlands -1 1 - - 1
Scotland -17 1 - -

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 8 (57.14%) DevOps
2 7 (50.00%) Linux
3 6 (42.86%) Nagios
3 6 (42.86%) Firewall
3 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
5 4 (28.57%) DNS
5 4 (28.57%) SolarWinds
6 3 (21.43%) Node.js
6 3 (21.43%) Splunk
6 3 (21.43%) Ansible
6 3 (21.43%) Docker
6 3 (21.43%) OpenShift
6 3 (21.43%) nginx
6 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
6 3 (21.43%) CentOS
6 3 (21.43%) RESTful
6 3 (21.43%) boto
6 3 (21.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (21.43%) Socket.IO
6 3 (21.43%) Unix
6 3 (21.43%) Windows
6 3 (21.43%) Java
6 3 (21.43%) PHP
6 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio Team System
6 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
6 3 (21.43%) Migration

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 3 (21.43%) nginx
2 2 (14.29%) Tomcat
3 1 (7.14%) Apache
3 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (7.14%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (21.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 3 (21.43%) OpenShift
3 1 (7.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) Firewall
2 4 (28.57%) DNS
3 2 (14.29%) HTTP
3 2 (14.29%) SSL
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) SAN
4 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) MySQL
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2016
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio Team System
1 3 (21.43%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
2 1 (7.14%) Gatling
2 1 (7.14%) JMeter
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (7.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) AWS DevOps
2 3 (21.43%) AWS DevOps Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) AWS Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Azure DevOps
3 2 (14.29%) Consultant
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Ubuntu Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) QA Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Report Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) SQL DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (21.43%) boto
1 3 (21.43%) Node.js
1 3 (21.43%) RESTful
1 3 (21.43%) Socket.IO
2 2 (14.29%) AngularJS
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) HTML5
2 2 (14.29%) React
Miscellaneous
1 2 (14.29%) DataPower
1 2 (14.29%) Mainframe
2 1 (7.14%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) CentOS
2 3 (21.43%) Ubuntu
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
2 3 (21.43%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
4 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) DevOps
2 5 (35.71%) Load Balancing
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
3 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Data Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Database Tuning
5 1 (7.14%) ITIL
5 1 (7.14%) Network Management
5 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) OO
5 1 (7.14%) OOP
5 1 (7.14%) Open Source
5 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Security Patching
5 1 (7.14%) Service Design
5 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (21.43%) Java
1 3 (21.43%) PHP
1 3 (21.43%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
2 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 1 (7.14%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
2 1 (7.14%) MCSE
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
2 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 3 (21.43%) Docker
2 2 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Nagios
2 3 (21.43%) Ansible
3 1 (7.14%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (7.14%) SCOM
3 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 4 (28.57%) SolarWinds
2 3 (21.43%) Splunk
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco
3 2 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 2 (14.29%) Oracle
4 1 (7.14%) Citrix
4 1 (7.14%) F5
4 1 (7.14%) Intel
4 1 (7.14%) Juniper
4 1 (7.14%) McAfee
4 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
4 1 (7.14%) RedGate
4 1 (7.14%) Veeam
4 1 (7.14%) VMware