The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support role in IT contracts advertised for the 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 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 524 508 450
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -58
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 62 63 92
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.12% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.14% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 40 53
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£300 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £178 £191
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 12 18
Average hourly rate £20.00 £18.88 £23.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.96% -18.67%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £16.00 £17.16
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £23.85 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £18.75 £23.21
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -19.21%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46253 45082 41589
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.48% 92.74% 92.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 29703 28087 24757
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1758 1832 1975
Average hourly rate £16.83 £16.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.96% -13.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.58 £38.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in England

Server Support
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Server Support Daily Rate Trend in England

Server Support
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Support across the England region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Server Support Daily Rate Histogram in England

Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in England

Server Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Support across the England region over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Server Support Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Server Support
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 3 months to 2 July 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
London +16 26 £320 -14.66% 5
South East -29 10 £300 +25.00% 3
South West +5 7 - -
East of England -4 6 £275 +41.93%
North West -16 4 £340 +56.32% 3
North East -17 4 £335 +34.00%
West Midlands -2 3 £243 +10.22% 1
Yorkshire -24 1 - - 1
Midlands - 1 £295 -
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Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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.

1 107 (75.89%) Windows
2 67 (47.52%) Active Directory
3 65 (46.10%) Microsoft
4 57 (40.43%) VMware
5 56 (39.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 48 (34.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (29.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 33 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
9 30 (21.28%) SQL Server
10 28 (19.86%) SQL
11 23 (16.31%) HP
11 23 (16.31%) vSphere
12 21 (14.89%) Hyper-V
12 21 (14.89%) MS Exchange
12 21 (14.89%) MS Excel
13 20 (14.18%) Citrix
14 19 (13.48%) DNS
15 18 (12.77%) Linux
15 18 (12.77%) ITIL
16 16 (11.35%) SAN
16 16 (11.35%) IIS
16 16 (11.35%) SCCM
16 16 (11.35%) Data Centre
17 13 (9.22%) Finance
17 13 (9.22%) WAN
18 12 (8.51%) Security Cleared
18 12 (8.51%) DHCP
18 12 (8.51%) Dell
19 11 (7.80%) Microsoft Certification
19 11 (7.80%) Server Building

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 21 (14.89%) MS Exchange
2 16 (11.35%) IIS
3 7 (4.96%) Lync
3 7 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (2.84%) WebSphere
4 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.84%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (2.84%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.13%) Apache
5 3 (2.13%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.71%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.71%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.71%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 21 (14.89%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.26%) MS Office
3 5 (3.55%) MS Project
4 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.71%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.42%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.42%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.71%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.71%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (4.26%) Office 365
3 2 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (1.42%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.48%) DNS
2 16 (11.35%) SAN
3 13 (9.22%) WAN
4 12 (8.51%) DHCP
5 9 (6.38%) LAN
5 9 (6.38%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.96%) Firewall
7 4 (2.84%) VPN
8 3 (2.13%) LDAP
9 2 (1.42%) SNMP
9 2 (1.42%) SSL
9 2 (1.42%) Internet
9 2 (1.42%) MPLS
9 2 (1.42%) DDNS
9 2 (1.42%) Network Security
10 1 (0.71%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.71%) NAS
10 1 (0.71%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.71%) VLAN
10 1 (0.71%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (21.28%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.26%) DTS
3 6 (4.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.13%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.13%) MySQL
5 2 (1.42%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.42%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.42%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.71%) QlikView
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.71%) ERwin
1 1 (0.71%) Introscope
1 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (9.22%) Finance
2 5 (3.55%) Banking
3 3 (2.13%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.42%) Legal
5 1 (0.71%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.71%) Local Government
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
5 1 (0.71%) Advertising
5 1 (0.71%) Law
5 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.71%) Front Office
5 1 (0.71%) Electronics
5 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.38%) Web Services
2 4 (2.84%) HTML
2 4 (2.84%) .NET
3 2 (1.42%) Middleware
4 1 (0.71%) Worklight
4 1 (0.71%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.35%) Data Centre
2 6 (4.26%) Clustering
3 4 (2.84%) Client/Server
3 4 (2.84%) NHS
4 3 (2.13%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.13%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.13%) PDA
4 3 (2.13%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.42%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.42%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.42%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.42%) PKI
5 2 (1.42%) Replication
6 1 (0.71%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.71%) Tandem
6 1 (0.71%) DTV
6 1 (0.71%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 107 (75.89%) Windows
2 56 (39.72%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (34.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (29.79%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (12.77%) Linux
6 10 (7.09%) Windows 7
7 8 (5.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 7 (4.96%) SUSE
8 7 (4.96%) NetWare
9 6 (4.26%) UNIX
10 3 (2.13%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.42%) HPUX
11 2 (1.42%) Solaris
11 2 (1.42%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (12.77%) ITIL
2 11 (7.80%) Server Building
3 8 (5.67%) Migration
4 7 (4.96%) Problem Management
5 6 (4.26%) Change Management
6 5 (3.55%) Asset Management
6 5 (3.55%) ETL
7 4 (2.84%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (2.84%) Patch Management
7 4 (2.84%) Performance Monitoring
8 3 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.13%) ERP
8 3 (2.13%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.13%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (2.13%) ITSM
9 2 (1.42%) Validation
9 2 (1.42%) Content Management
9 2 (1.42%) CRM
9 2 (1.42%) BCP
9 2 (1.42%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.86%) SQL
2 4 (2.84%) T-SQL
2 4 (2.84%) C#
2 4 (2.84%) Java
2 4 (2.84%) JavaScript
2 4 (2.84%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.42%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.71%) Jython
4 1 (0.71%) Perl
4 1 (0.71%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 12 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (7.09%) MCSE
4 7 (4.96%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.13%) HNC
5 3 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.13%) MCITP
6 2 (1.42%) Degree
6 2 (1.42%) MCP
6 2 (1.42%) MCSA
6 2 (1.42%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.71%) SLA
1 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 67 (47.52%) Active Directory
2 33 (23.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (16.31%) vSphere
4 21 (14.89%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.38%) XenApp
6 7 (4.96%) VMware ESX
7 4 (2.84%) XenServer
8 3 (2.13%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.13%) DFS Replication
8 3 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.13%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.42%) UAG
9 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 2 (1.42%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.71%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.71%) Xen
10 1 (0.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.71%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 16 (11.35%) SCCM
2 8 (5.67%) SCOM
3 7 (4.96%) HP Data Protector
3 7 (4.96%) ZENworks
4 4 (2.84%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.13%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.13%) WSUS
6 2 (1.42%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (1.42%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.42%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.71%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.71%) SCSM
7 1 (0.71%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.71%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 65 (46.10%) Microsoft
2 57 (40.43%) VMware
3 23 (16.31%) HP
4 20 (14.18%) Citrix
5 12 (8.51%) Dell
6 9 (6.38%) IBM
7 7 (4.96%) Novell
8 6 (4.26%) Cisco
9 5 (3.55%) NetApp
9 5 (3.55%) Symantec
10 4 (2.84%) CommVault
11 3 (2.13%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.13%) SAP
11 3 (2.13%) Juniper
12 2 (1.42%) Cerner
12 2 (1.42%) Oracle
12 2 (1.42%) Compaq
12 2 (1.42%) Sun
12 2 (1.42%) Remedy
12 2 (1.42%) JD Edwards
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