Period
to 23 July 2017

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 23 July 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
6 months to
23 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 834 825 840
Rank change year-on-year -9 +15 -40
Contract jobs citing Server Monitoring 19 63 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.020% 0.057% 0.037%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.024% 0.069% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 45 27
UK median daily rate £383 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.85% -10.03%
10th Percentile £238 £236 £134
90th Percentile £450 £475 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £372 £320 £175
% change year-on-year +16.09% +82.86% -36.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 6
UK median hourly rate £55.00 £15.00 £32.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +266.67% -53.31% +47.70%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £13.75 £42.50
% change year-on-year +300.00% -67.65% +80.85%

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 80093 91859 91068
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 84.22% 83.48% 80.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 52513 60584 57632
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £275 £263 £258
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2063 2196 2578
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +13.64% +7.32%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £26.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.56% +4.65%

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 23 July 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 6 months to 23 July 2017. 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 +16 18 £375 +10.70% 4
UK excluding London +35 16 £372 +16.09% 4
North of England +24 8 £375 +17.19% 2
North East +32 5 £450 +40.63%
Midlands - 4 £343 -
North West +35 3 £360 -1.37% 1
London +2 3 £420 -6.67% 1
West Midlands - 3 £343 -
South West - 2 £238 - 1
South East +32 1 £425 +36.00%
Northern Ireland -43 1 £390 +30.00%
East Midlands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 11 (57.89%) Windows
3 10 (52.63%) TCP/IP
3 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
4 9 (47.37%) Linux
5 8 (42.11%) Perl
6 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
7 6 (31.58%) Shell Script
7 6 (31.58%) HP
7 6 (31.58%) Unix
7 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (26.32%) SCOM
8 5 (26.32%) VB
8 5 (26.32%) Clustering
8 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2016
8 5 (26.32%) HP SiteScope
9 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 4 (21.05%) VMware
9 4 (21.05%) Finance
9 4 (21.05%) Migration
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (21.05%) ITIL
9 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
9 4 (21.05%) Local Government
9 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005

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 2 (10.53%) Apache
1 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.26%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) DNS
2 2 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (10.53%) HTTP
2 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) Network Security
2 2 (10.53%) VLAN
2 2 (10.53%) WAN
2 2 (10.53%) X.509
3 1 (5.26%) DHCP
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server 2016
2 5 (26.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2000
3 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (5.26%) Data Mining
5 1 (5.26%) KNIME
5 1 (5.26%) Power BI
5 1 (5.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (10.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (21.05%) Finance
1 4 (21.05%) Local Government
2 2 (10.53%) Banking
3 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.26%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Administrator
2 6 (31.58%) DBA
2 6 (31.58%) SQL DBA
3 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 4 (21.05%) Support Analyst
4 3 (15.79%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Linux Administrator
4 3 (15.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 3 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 2 (10.53%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Desktop Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) IT Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) IT Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Server Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Server Support Analyst
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) .NET
1 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Clustering
2 4 (21.05%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 11 (57.89%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows Server
3 9 (47.37%) Linux
4 6 (31.58%) Unix
5 3 (15.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (10.53%) CentOS
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 2000 Server
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (5.26%) AIX
7 1 (5.26%) Solaris
7 1 (5.26%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (21.05%) Database Tuning
1 4 (21.05%) ITIL
1 4 (21.05%) Migration
1 4 (21.05%) Problem Management
2 3 (15.79%) Change Control
2 3 (15.79%) Change Management
2 3 (15.79%) High Availability
2 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
2 3 (15.79%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (15.79%) Quality Management
3 2 (10.53%) Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Optimisation
3 2 (10.53%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (5.26%) Data Visualisation
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Process Improvement
4 1 (5.26%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (63.16%) SQL
2 8 (42.11%) Perl
3 6 (31.58%) Shell Script
4 5 (26.32%) VB
5 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
6 2 (10.53%) Bash Shell
7 1 (5.26%) Bourne shell
7 1 (5.26%) R
7 1 (5.26%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 5 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 4 (21.05%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.53%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (10.53%) vSphere
3 1 (5.26%) Docker
3 1 (5.26%) Samba
3 1 (5.26%) Sendmail
3 1 (5.26%) Veritas File System
3 1 (5.26%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) HP SiteScope
1 5 (26.32%) SCOM
2 2 (10.53%) Failover Clustering
2 2 (10.53%) Nagios
2 2 (10.53%) Perfmon
2 2 (10.53%) Puppet
2 2 (10.53%) SCCM
2 2 (10.53%) Tivoli
2 2 (10.53%) vCenter Server
2 2 (10.53%) WSUS
3 1 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
3 1 (5.26%) Kubernetes
3 1 (5.26%) MOM
3 1 (5.26%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) HP
2 4 (21.05%) VMware
3 3 (15.79%) Red Hat
4 2 (10.53%) EqualLogic
4 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 2 (10.53%) RedGate
5 1 (5.26%) BMC
5 1 (5.26%) BT
5 1 (5.26%) Dell
5 1 (5.26%) EMC
5 1 (5.26%) IBM
5 1 (5.26%) Remedy
5 1 (5.26%) Sun
5 1 (5.26%) Tableau
5 1 (5.26%) Veritas