The first table below looks at the demand for the Server Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Server Support in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Bedfordshire region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 51 - 27
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 1 0 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.20% - 5.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% - 5.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 8
Average daily rate
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£350 - £333
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £275 £260
% change year-on-year
-11.81% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%
Job Titles Category
Bedfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
483 220 278
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 94.52% 92.44% 91.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 319 108 167
Average daily rate £400 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £223 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £539 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 9 14
Average hourly rate £25.50 £14.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.86% -25.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £18.75 £31.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Server Support
East of England

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Server Support in the job title across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

Server Support
Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Server Support across the Bedfordshire region.

Server Support Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

Server Support
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford - 1 £350 -
Luton - - - -
Server Support
East of England

Server Support
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Server Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Server Support in their job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) VCP5
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (50.00%) VMware

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bedfordshire region that cited Server Support in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Server Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) SQL Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Migration
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) MCSA
2 1 (50.00%) MCP
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (50.00%) VCP5
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) VMware