The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the Cheshire region that had Server Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 23 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank - 71 66
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - 0.11% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.11% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £165 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -36.53%
UK excluding London median daily rate £233 £275 £214
% change year-on-year
-15.45% +28.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+37.50% +5.96%
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
727 870 730
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 94.05% 94.87% 95.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 508 518 394
Median daily rate £401 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £285 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £540 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 49 52
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.16 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.17% +7.73%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £12.50 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.12 £35.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.20
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.24%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of IT contracts across the Cheshire region that featured Server Support in the job title.

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 Skill Set
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, Server Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cheshire region featuring Server Support in the job title.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (50.00%) vRealize
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Sun
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) HP

Server Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (50.00%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (50.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) vRealize
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Citrix
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) HP
2 1 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) Sun