The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Server Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 526 480 483
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 93 138 129
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.27% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.29% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 77 77
Median daily rate £291 £250 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.50% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £185 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £291 £275 £208
% change year-on-year
+5.90% +32.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 32
Median hourly rate £28.25 £20.25 £18.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.50% +7.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.85 £13.15 £11.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.30 £30.00 £28.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +5.96%
Server Support
UK

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
46192 48206 46494
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.90% 94.81% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 30537 30869 29074
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1851 1907
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Server Support in the job title.

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 25 June 2016.

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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +9 31 £325 +17.75% 8
North East -33 22 £242 -35.46%
London -22 15 £295 +31.11% 6
South West +1 7 £250 -23.07% 5
East of England +2 6 £190 -24.00% 5
West Midlands -20 5 £275 +26.43% 2
North West -25 4 £315 +28.57% 7
Yorkshire +1 1 £475 +313.04% 2
Midlands -6 1 £200 -32.20%
East Midlands - 1 £325 -
Server Support
UK

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, Server Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Server Support in the job title.

1 136 (78.16%) Windows
2 105 (60.34%) Windows Server
3 103 (59.20%) Active Directory
4 87 (50.00%) VMware
5 69 (39.66%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (37.36%) Microsoft
7 60 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 53 (30.46%) VMware Infrastructure
9 52 (29.89%) ITIL
10 49 (28.16%) MS Exchange
11 46 (26.44%) Windows Server 2003
12 43 (24.71%) MS Excel
13 42 (24.14%) HP
14 39 (22.41%) DNS
15 33 (18.97%) vSphere
16 32 (18.39%) DHCP
16 32 (18.39%) SQL Server
17 31 (17.82%) Citrix
17 31 (17.82%) Security Cleared
18 30 (17.24%) SQL
19 29 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
20 28 (16.09%) SAN
20 28 (16.09%) MS Office
21 26 (14.94%) Firewall
22 25 (14.37%) Windows 7
23 24 (13.79%) Data Centre
24 21 (12.07%) Linux
24 21 (12.07%) Cisco
25 20 (11.49%) MCSE
25 20 (11.49%) Oracle

Server Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 49 (28.16%) MS Exchange
2 15 (8.62%) Skype for Business
3 14 (8.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (6.90%) IIS
5 10 (5.75%) SharePoint
6 7 (4.02%) Apache
7 6 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.87%) IBM Notes
9 4 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (1.15%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.57%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.57%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.57%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.57%) WordPress
Applications
1 43 (24.71%) MS Excel
2 28 (16.09%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.72%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
1 11 (6.32%) Office 365
2 5 (2.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.15%) IaaS
3 2 (1.15%) PaaS
3 2 (1.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 39 (22.41%) DNS
2 32 (18.39%) DHCP
3 28 (16.09%) SAN
4 26 (14.94%) Firewall
5 20 (11.49%) Internet
6 14 (8.05%) LAN
6 14 (8.05%) WAN
7 12 (6.90%) TCP/IP
8 8 (4.60%) Intranet
9 7 (4.02%) IP Telephony
10 6 (3.45%) Wireless
11 5 (2.87%) VoIP
11 5 (2.87%) VPN
12 4 (2.30%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (2.30%) Unified Communications
13 3 (1.72%) Skype
14 2 (1.15%) FTP
14 2 (1.15%) NAS
14 2 (1.15%) Network Security
14 2 (1.15%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (18.39%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.72%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.57%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.57%) DB2
6 1 (0.57%) MS Access
6 1 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (2.87%) MSI
2 2 (1.15%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (10.92%) Finance
2 4 (2.30%) Banking
2 4 (2.30%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.30%) Retail
3 3 (1.72%) Back Office
3 3 (1.72%) Electronics
3 3 (1.72%) Marketing
3 3 (1.72%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.57%) Advertising
4 1 (0.57%) International Banking
4 1 (0.57%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.57%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.45%) Middleware
2 3 (1.72%) .NET
3 2 (1.15%) SAML
3 2 (1.15%) Web Services
4 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.57%) WAP
4 1 (0.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 16 (9.20%) Clustering
3 11 (6.32%) Driving Licence
4 9 (5.17%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.87%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.87%) PKI
6 4 (2.30%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.15%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.15%) NHS
7 2 (1.15%) Replication
7 2 (1.15%) Statistics
8 1 (0.57%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.57%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.57%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.57%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.57%) HACMP
8 1 (0.57%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.57%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 136 (78.16%) Windows
2 105 (60.34%) Windows Server
3 69 (39.66%) Windows Server 2012
4 60 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (26.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 25 (14.37%) Windows 7
7 21 (12.07%) Linux
8 11 (6.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (5.17%) Unix
10 8 (4.60%) AIX
11 6 (3.45%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.72%) Solaris
12 3 (1.72%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.15%) CentOS
13 2 (1.15%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.57%) Android
14 1 (0.57%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.57%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (29.89%) ITIL
2 15 (8.62%) Server Building
3 13 (7.47%) Service Delivery
4 12 (6.90%) High Availability
4 12 (6.90%) Problem Management
5 7 (4.02%) Change Control
6 6 (3.45%) Project Management
7 5 (2.87%) Application Packaging
7 5 (2.87%) ITIL V3
7 5 (2.87%) Load Balancing
7 5 (2.87%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (2.87%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (2.30%) Business Analysis
8 4 (2.30%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.30%) Logistics
8 4 (2.30%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (2.30%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (1.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (1.72%) Migration
9 3 (1.72%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (17.24%) SQL
2 14 (8.05%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.87%) Perl
4 3 (1.72%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.15%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.15%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.15%) Python
5 2 (1.15%) Ruby
6 1 (0.57%) C
6 1 (0.57%) C#
6 1 (0.57%) C++
6 1 (0.57%) Java
6 1 (0.57%) PHP
6 1 (0.57%) VB
6 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (17.82%) Security Cleared
2 29 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (11.49%) MCSE
3 20 (11.49%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.32%) MCSA
5 7 (4.02%) Degree
6 6 (3.45%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.45%) RHCE
7 5 (2.87%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.30%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.72%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.72%) CCNA
10 2 (1.15%) MCP
11 1 (0.57%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.47%) SLA
2 2 (1.15%) QA
3 1 (0.57%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 103 (59.20%) Active Directory
2 53 (30.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (18.97%) vSphere
4 17 (9.77%) Hyper-V
5 13 (7.47%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (6.90%) VMware ESX
6 12 (6.90%) XenApp
7 8 (4.60%) XenDesktop
8 7 (4.02%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (3.45%) KVM
9 6 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
9 6 (3.45%) XenServer
10 5 (2.87%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.87%) Terminal Services
11 4 (2.30%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.15%) Brightmail
12 2 (1.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (1.15%) MetaFrame
13 1 (0.57%) Firmware
13 1 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 16 (9.20%) NetBackup
2 14 (8.05%) Backup Exec
3 12 (6.90%) SCCM
3 12 (6.90%) WSUS
4 11 (6.32%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (4.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (3.45%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (2.87%) OpenView
7 5 (2.87%) Perfmon
8 4 (2.30%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.72%) Puppet
9 3 (1.72%) SCOM
9 3 (1.72%) SCOrch
9 3 (1.72%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.15%) Ansible
10 2 (1.15%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (1.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 87 (50.00%) VMware
2 65 (37.36%) Microsoft
3 42 (24.14%) HP
4 31 (17.82%) Citrix
5 21 (12.07%) Cisco
6 20 (11.49%) Oracle
7 16 (9.20%) Intel Security
8 15 (8.62%) EMC
9 13 (7.47%) IBM
10 11 (6.32%) Dell
11 10 (5.75%) Red Hat
12 9 (5.17%) Symantec
13 5 (2.87%) Intel
13 5 (2.87%) Lotus
14 4 (2.30%) Sybase
14 4 (2.30%) Veritas
15 3 (1.72%) NetApp
15 3 (1.72%) SAP
16 2 (1.15%) CommVault
16 2 (1.15%) Compaq
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