The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support role in IT contracts advertised for the East of England 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 March 2015 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
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 123 131 121
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 4 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.15% 0.24% 0.087%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.26% 0.093%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 2
Average daily rate
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£294 £225 £180
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.55% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £261 £250
% change year-on-year
+0.47% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -31.25%
Server Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the East of England 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
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2477 2687 2156
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 94.33% 93.23% 93.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1397 1499 1121
Average daily rate £400 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £207 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 214 237
Average hourly rate £16.50 £22.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.74 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £17.15
% change year-on-year
-1.02% -0.87%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

Server Support
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Server Support Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

Server Support
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 3 months to 30 March 2015. 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
Cambridgeshire +3 1 £288 -36.11% 1
Bedfordshire -1 1 - -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Essex - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Server Support
England

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) IIS
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
5 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
5 1 (20.00%) SLA
5 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) CentOS
5 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (20.00%) XenServer
5 1 (20.00%) DFS Replication
5 1 (20.00%) Web Services
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) HNC
5 1 (20.00%) Java
5 1 (20.00%) .NET
5 1 (20.00%) MySQL
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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
1 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (20.00%) ResourceLink
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) MySQL
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (20.00%) RDBMS
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Relational Database
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) CRM
1 1 (20.00%) ERP
1 1 (20.00%) Content Management
1 1 (20.00%) Resource Management
1 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
1 1 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (20.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) vSphere
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) XenServer
2 1 (20.00%) DFS Replication
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) JD Edwards