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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 537 522 479
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 53 64 80
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.100% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 40 36
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£298 £327 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.90% +11.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 26
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -41.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £11.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.30 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £28.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-29.20% +48.68%
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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
49243 46583 44268
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.84% 92.15% 92.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 32057 28819 26941
Average daily rate £405 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
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 1828 1854 1961
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.92% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.53 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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 4 September 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 4 September 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 +8 25 £298 -25.15% 4
South East -23 11 £340 +30.76% 5
South West -2 5 £260 -11.11% 1
North East -27 5 £295 -10.09%
West Midlands +8 2 - - 1
East of England -2 2 £375 +35.13%
North West -36 2 £275 -20.28% 1
Midlands - 1 £295 -
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Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 91 (75.21%) Windows
2 53 (43.80%) Microsoft
3 50 (41.32%) Active Directory
3 50 (41.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 49 (40.50%) VMware
5 38 (31.40%) Windows Server 2012
6 35 (28.93%) SQL
7 33 (27.27%) SQL Server
8 31 (25.62%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 20 (16.53%) vSphere
11 19 (15.70%) Citrix
11 19 (15.70%) DNS
12 18 (14.88%) MS Exchange
13 17 (14.05%) Linux
13 17 (14.05%) MS Excel
13 17 (14.05%) Data Centre
14 16 (13.22%) Hyper-V
14 16 (13.22%) IIS
14 16 (13.22%) SAN
14 16 (13.22%) Finance
15 15 (12.40%) HP
15 15 (12.40%) DHCP
16 12 (9.92%) WAN
16 12 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (9.92%) Dell
16 12 (9.92%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (9.92%) Security Cleared
17 11 (9.09%) MCSE
18 10 (8.26%) Firewall

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 18 (14.88%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.22%) IIS
3 8 (6.61%) Lync
4 7 (5.79%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.48%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.65%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.65%) Apache
8 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.83%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (14.05%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.96%) MS Office
3 4 (3.31%) MS Project
4 2 (1.65%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.83%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.65%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.83%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.83%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Office 365
2 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.65%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.65%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 19 (15.70%) DNS
2 16 (13.22%) SAN
3 15 (12.40%) DHCP
4 12 (9.92%) WAN
5 10 (8.26%) Firewall
6 8 (6.61%) LAN
7 6 (4.96%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.31%) VPN
9 3 (2.48%) LDAP
10 2 (1.65%) DDNS
10 2 (1.65%) Internet
10 2 (1.65%) SNMP
10 2 (1.65%) Network Security
11 1 (0.83%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (0.83%) VLAN
11 1 (0.83%) VoIP
11 1 (0.83%) SMTP
11 1 (0.83%) MPLS
11 1 (0.83%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (8.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (4.13%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.48%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.48%) MySQL
7 2 (1.65%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.65%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.83%) DTS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.83%) MSI
1 1 (0.83%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.83%) WiX
General
1 16 (13.22%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Banking
3 3 (2.48%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.48%) Front Office
3 3 (2.48%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.48%) French Language
4 2 (1.65%) Online Betting
4 2 (1.65%) Back Office
4 2 (1.65%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.83%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) Law
5 1 (0.83%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.44%) Web Services
2 6 (4.96%) .NET
3 3 (2.48%) HTML
4 1 (0.83%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.83%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.05%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.79%) Clustering
3 5 (4.13%) Replication
3 5 (4.13%) EqualLogic
4 4 (3.31%) NHS
5 3 (2.48%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.48%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.48%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.48%) Derivative
5 3 (2.48%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 3 (2.48%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.48%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.65%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.65%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.83%) PKI
7 1 (0.83%) PDA
7 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.83%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 91 (75.21%) Windows
2 50 (41.32%) Windows Server 2008
3 38 (31.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (25.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (14.05%) Linux
6 9 (7.44%) Windows 7
7 7 (5.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 7 (5.79%) SUSE
7 7 (5.79%) NetWare
8 6 (4.96%) Windows XP
8 6 (4.96%) Solaris
9 2 (1.65%) UNIX
9 2 (1.65%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (8.26%) ITIL
1 10 (8.26%) Server Building
2 8 (6.61%) Migration
3 6 (4.96%) Service Delivery
3 6 (4.96%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (4.13%) Change Management
5 4 (3.31%) Asset Management
5 4 (3.31%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (2.48%) Analytics
6 3 (2.48%) Data Migration
6 3 (2.48%) Load Balancing
6 3 (2.48%) Service Management
6 3 (2.48%) Fund Management
6 3 (2.48%) ERP
6 3 (2.48%) Risk Management
6 3 (2.48%) RAD
6 3 (2.48%) Mentoring
7 2 (1.65%) Coaching
7 2 (1.65%) Database Mirroring
7 2 (1.65%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 35 (28.93%) SQL
2 7 (5.79%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.13%) C#
4 4 (3.31%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.48%) Java
5 3 (2.48%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.83%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (9.92%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (9.92%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.09%) MCSE
3 8 (6.61%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.96%) MCITP
5 3 (2.48%) MCSA
5 3 (2.48%) HNC
6 2 (1.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) MCP
7 1 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.83%) Degree
7 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 50 (41.32%) Active Directory
2 22 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (16.53%) vSphere
4 16 (13.22%) Hyper-V
5 10 (8.26%) XenApp
6 8 (6.61%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.13%) DFS Replication
8 4 (3.31%) VMware Server
8 4 (3.31%) XenServer
8 4 (3.31%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.31%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.65%) UAG
10 1 (0.83%) GPFS
10 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.83%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.83%) Xen
10 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 10 (8.26%) SCCM
1 10 (8.26%) SCOM
2 7 (5.79%) ZENworks
3 4 (3.31%) NetBackup
3 4 (3.31%) WSUS
4 3 (2.48%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (2.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (2.48%) AirWatch
5 2 (1.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.65%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.83%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 53 (43.80%) Microsoft
2 49 (40.50%) VMware
3 19 (15.70%) Citrix
4 15 (12.40%) HP
5 12 (9.92%) Dell
6 9 (7.44%) IBM
7 7 (5.79%) Cisco
7 7 (5.79%) Novell
8 5 (4.13%) Symantec
9 4 (3.31%) CommVault
10 3 (2.48%) Juniper
10 3 (2.48%) Oracle
10 3 (2.48%) Sybase
10 3 (2.48%) Sun
10 3 (2.48%) Veritas
11 2 (1.65%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.65%) JD Edwards
11 2 (1.65%) Sophos
11 2 (1.65%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.65%) Compaq
Brighton, Sussex
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