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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 507 472 466
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 65 81 114
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.17% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.18% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 41 58
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£339 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.29% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £287
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -4.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 16
Average hourly rate £12.00 £19.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £16.50 £13.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £24.90 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £17.23 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+64.00% +8.50%
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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
46778 44742 49913
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 91.00% 92.82% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 29097 27301 28553
Average daily rate £400 £400 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1872 1954 2464
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 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 2014.

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 17 September 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
London +15 25 £375 +15.38% 3
South East -10 13 £275 -14.06% 11
East of England -18 8 £350 +41.41%
East Midlands +10 5 £200 -8.04% 2
North West -2 5 £345 +15.96% 1
West Midlands -20 3 £450 +83.67% 1
North East -29 3 £328 - 1
South West -31 2 £293 +6.36% 2
Yorkshire -3 1 - - 1
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Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

1 100 (75.76%) Windows
2 64 (48.48%) Active Directory
3 59 (44.70%) VMware
4 55 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 40 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (23.48%) Citrix
8 29 (21.97%) MS Exchange
9 28 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 27 (20.45%) SQL
10 27 (20.45%) SQL Server
11 24 (18.18%) ITIL
11 24 (18.18%) DNS
11 24 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (17.42%) Cisco
13 22 (16.67%) DHCP
14 21 (15.91%) HP
15 20 (15.15%) SAN
16 18 (13.64%) UNIX
16 18 (13.64%) Linux
16 18 (13.64%) Security Cleared
17 17 (12.88%) Windows 7
18 16 (12.12%) XenApp
18 16 (12.12%) SCCM
19 15 (11.36%) MS Excel
19 15 (11.36%) EMC
19 15 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
19 15 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
20 14 (10.61%) Red Hat
20 14 (10.61%) LAN

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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 29 (21.97%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.79%) Apache
4 5 (3.79%) Tomcat
5 4 (3.03%) IIS
5 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.76%) Moodle
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.76%) SAS
7 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 15 (11.36%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.27%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (18.18%) DNS
2 22 (16.67%) DHCP
3 20 (15.15%) SAN
4 14 (10.61%) LAN
5 13 (9.85%) WAN
6 12 (9.09%) TCP/IP
7 8 (6.06%) Firewall
8 2 (1.52%) Internet
8 2 (1.52%) IPv6
8 2 (1.52%) LDAP
8 2 (1.52%) VoIP
8 2 (1.52%) NAS
8 2 (1.52%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.76%) Junos
9 1 (0.76%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.76%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.76%) Network Security
9 1 (0.76%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.76%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (20.45%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.58%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (7.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.30%) SQL Server 2000
4 6 (4.55%) MySQL
4 6 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (3.03%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (1.52%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.52%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.76%) QlikView
8 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.52%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (0.76%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (7.58%) Finance
2 8 (6.06%) Banking
3 5 (3.79%) Back Office
4 4 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.52%) Retail
5 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Advertising
6 1 (0.76%) Law
6 1 (0.76%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) Military
6 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.79%) .NET
2 3 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.76%) WAMP
3 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.85%) Clustering
2 5 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.03%) Replication
3 4 (3.03%) Open Source
4 3 (2.27%) User Experience
4 3 (2.27%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.27%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.52%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.52%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.76%) iPad
6 1 (0.76%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.76%) Derivative
6 1 (0.76%) Statistics
6 1 (0.76%) CMDB
6 1 (0.76%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.76%) iPhone
6 1 (0.76%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 100 (75.76%) Windows
2 55 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (30.30%) Windows Server 2003
4 28 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (13.64%) UNIX
5 18 (13.64%) Linux
6 17 (12.88%) Windows 7
7 12 (9.09%) Windows XP
8 11 (8.33%) Windows 8
9 9 (6.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (4.55%) CentOS
11 3 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.52%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.76%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.76%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (18.18%) ITIL
2 7 (5.30%) Service Management
3 6 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (3.79%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (3.79%) Mentoring
4 5 (3.79%) Coaching
5 4 (3.03%) PRINCE2
5 4 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (3.03%) Migration
5 4 (3.03%) Incident Management
6 3 (2.27%) Software Deployment
6 3 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (2.27%) Revenue Management
6 3 (2.27%) Change Management
7 2 (1.52%) Problem Management
7 2 (1.52%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (1.52%) Capacity Management
7 2 (1.52%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (1.52%) Computer Architecture
7 2 (1.52%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.45%) SQL
2 7 (5.30%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.79%) T-SQL
3 5 (3.79%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.52%) VB
4 2 (1.52%) Perl
4 2 (1.52%) C
4 2 (1.52%) C#
4 2 (1.52%) Korn
4 2 (1.52%) Bourne shell
5 1 (0.76%) C++
5 1 (0.76%) Java
5 1 (0.76%) PHP
5 1 (0.76%) VBScript
5 1 (0.76%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.76%) VBA
5 1 (0.76%) VC++
Qualifications
1 18 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 15 (11.36%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (7.58%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (6.06%) MCSE
5 8 (6.06%) CCNA
6 7 (5.30%) SC Cleared
6 7 (5.30%) MCP
7 4 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (3.03%) Degree
8 3 (2.27%) MCITP
8 3 (2.27%) CCNP
8 3 (2.27%) MCDBA
8 3 (2.27%) MCT
9 2 (1.52%) CCA
9 2 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.52%) MCSA
9 2 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.76%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.30%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 24 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (12.12%) XenApp
4 9 (6.82%) Hyper-V
5 8 (6.06%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.30%) vSphere
7 5 (3.79%) XenServer
8 3 (2.27%) VMware Server
8 3 (2.27%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.27%) NFS
9 2 (1.52%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.52%) NLBS
10 1 (0.76%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.76%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 16 (12.12%) SCCM
2 7 (5.30%) NetBackup
2 7 (5.30%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.79%) SCOM
4 4 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (2.27%) WSUS
5 3 (2.27%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.52%) Nagios
6 2 (1.52%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.52%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.76%) nmon
7 1 (0.76%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 59 (44.70%) VMware
2 48 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 31 (23.48%) Citrix
4 23 (17.42%) Cisco
5 21 (15.91%) HP
6 15 (11.36%) EMC
7 14 (10.61%) Red Hat
8 9 (6.82%) Dell
9 6 (4.55%) Veritas
9 6 (4.55%) Hitachi
9 6 (4.55%) IBM
10 4 (3.03%) CA
10 4 (3.03%) Oracle
10 4 (3.03%) ScanSafe
10 4 (3.03%) Dell KACE
10 4 (3.03%) ServiceNow
10 4 (3.03%) Veeam
11 3 (2.27%) Google
11 3 (2.27%) Altiris
12 2 (1.52%) Juniper
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