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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 145 120 135
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 4 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.13% 0.29% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.31% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 5
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£205 £230 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.86% -28.12%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.82% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £37.00 £34.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% +44.68%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+124.24% +3.93%
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
2831 2259 2885
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 93.46% 93.23% 94.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1768 1167 1443
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £184 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 238 285
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 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 -5 3 - -
Hertfordshire -20 1 £205 -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Server Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (90.91%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
4 6 (54.55%) MS Office
4 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 5 (45.45%) DHCP
5 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
5 5 (45.45%) DNS
5 5 (45.45%) SCCM
5 5 (45.45%) Windows 8
6 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
6 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
6 4 (36.36%) SAN
7 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
7 3 (27.27%) LAN
7 3 (27.27%) WAN
7 3 (27.27%) SCVMM
8 2 (18.18%) Degree
8 2 (18.18%) SCOM
8 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
8 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
8 2 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (18.18%) Computer Architecture
8 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
8 2 (18.18%) IPv6
8 2 (18.18%) Software Deployment
8 2 (18.18%) SCOrch

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

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 (9.09%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Office
2 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) DHCP
1 5 (45.45%) TCP/IP
1 5 (45.45%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) SAN
3 3 (27.27%) LAN
3 3 (27.27%) WAN
4 2 (18.18%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (18.18%) IPv6
5 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 1 (9.09%) HTTP
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (9.09%) Junos
5 1 (9.09%) Network Security
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Hadoop
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
2 1 (9.09%) Military
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
2 1 (9.09%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (54.55%) Windows 7
5 5 (45.45%) Windows 8
6 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Computer Architecture
1 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (18.18%) Software Deployment
2 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
2 1 (9.09%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) PowerShell
2 3 (27.27%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) Degree
2 1 (9.09%) CCNA
2 1 (9.09%) MCP
2 1 (9.09%) MCSE
2 1 (9.09%) MCSA
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (9.09%) VCP5
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
2 1 (9.09%) vSphere
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) SCCM
2 3 (27.27%) SCVMM
3 2 (18.18%) SCOM
3 2 (18.18%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 1 (9.09%) Lotus
2 1 (9.09%) VMware
2 1 (9.09%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) HP
2 1 (9.09%) Dell
2 1 (9.09%) Juniper
2 1 (9.09%) F5