The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 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 East of England 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 137 120 103
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 7 5 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.24% 0.21% 1.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.22% 1.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 20
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£281 - £260
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 - £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 - £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £286 £260
% change year-on-year
-15.28% +10.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 4
Average hourly rate - £32.50 £26.89
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +20.86%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +11.84%
Job Titles Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2743 2246 2854
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 92.39% 93.97% 94.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1605 1133 1411
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 224 239 363
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -31.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Support across the East of England region over the 3 months to 23 July 2014.

Server Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 23 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
Cambridgeshire +1 3 - -
Hertfordshire +1 2 £331 - 2
Bedfordshire - 1 £350 - 2
Essex - - - -
Server Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) DNS
5 4 (33.33%) MS Office
5 4 (33.33%) DHCP
5 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
6 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 3 (25.00%) SCCM
6 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
6 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
6 3 (25.00%) LAN
6 3 (25.00%) WAN
7 2 (16.67%) SQL
7 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
7 2 (16.67%) MCSE
7 2 (16.67%) HP
7 2 (16.67%) Dell
7 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (16.67%) SAN
7 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
7 2 (16.67%) SCOM
7 2 (16.67%) SCVMM
7 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
7 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (33.33%) MS Office
2 3 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) DHCP
1 4 (33.33%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (25.00%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (8.33%) Network Security
4 1 (8.33%) Junos
4 1 (8.33%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (8.33%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (8.33%) HTTP
4 1 (8.33%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Thin Client
1 2 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 1 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 3 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (16.67%) Software Deployment
2 1 (8.33%) Service Management
2 1 (8.33%) Migration
2 1 (8.33%) Load Balancing
2 1 (8.33%) Computer Architecture
2 1 (8.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (16.67%) SQL
2 2 (16.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (16.67%) MCSE
1 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (8.33%) Degree
2 1 (8.33%) VCP5
2 1 (8.33%) MCSA
2 1 (8.33%) CCNA
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (8.33%) MCP
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (8.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (8.33%) XenApp
3 1 (8.33%) XenDesktop
3 1 (8.33%) vSphere
3 1 (8.33%) Terminal Services
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
2 2 (16.67%) SCVMM
3 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 5 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (16.67%) HP
2 2 (16.67%) Dell
2 2 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (8.33%) F5
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco
3 1 (8.33%) IBM
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Juniper
3 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
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