The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 74 - 77
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.11% - 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% - 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £278 £265
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £18.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+141.09% -6.41%
Server Support
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
859 727 855
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 91.00% 94.29% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 548 421 427
Average daily rate £400 £380 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £275 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 49 72
Average hourly rate £16.00 £18.50 £20.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.51% -10.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.72 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £42.30 £42.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

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

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

Server Support
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Server Support Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) IIS
3 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (20.00%) vRealize
4 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) IBM

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (20.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) Sun
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