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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 506 494 450
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 73 68 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.14% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 40 50
Average daily rate
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£325 £270 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.37% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £219 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £250 £300
% change year-on-year
- -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 11 20
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.93 £16.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.80 £25.00 £32.65
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -22.00%
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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
46747 45310 39113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.35% 92.48% 92.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 29016 28316 22943
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
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 1851 1851 2012
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.75 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.28% -

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 6 May 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 6 May 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 6 May 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 +3 26 £350 -12.50% 3
South East -20 12 £275 +10.00% 2
South West +17 7 £350 - 4
East of England +8 7 £294 +30.55%
West Midlands -14 7 £243 +3.19% 1
East Midlands -8 5 - -
Yorkshire -11 4 £275 +10.00% 3
North West -17 4 £190 -27.61% 1
North East -16 1 - -
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Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 6 May 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.

1 105 (77.21%) Windows
2 76 (55.88%) Active Directory
3 67 (49.26%) Microsoft
4 61 (44.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (35.29%) VMware
5 48 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (31.62%) Windows Server 2003
7 33 (24.26%) SQL Server
8 27 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
9 26 (19.12%) HP
10 23 (16.91%) MS Exchange
10 23 (16.91%) SCCM
11 22 (16.18%) Citrix
11 22 (16.18%) ITIL
11 22 (16.18%) MS Excel
12 21 (15.44%) DNS
12 21 (15.44%) vSphere
13 19 (13.97%) SQL
14 18 (13.24%) Hyper-V
15 15 (11.03%) Windows 7
15 15 (11.03%) IIS
15 15 (11.03%) DHCP
15 15 (11.03%) Security Cleared
16 14 (10.29%) Finance
16 14 (10.29%) WAN
17 13 (9.56%) SAN
18 12 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
19 11 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
19 11 (8.09%) LAN
19 11 (8.09%) MCSE

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 23 (16.91%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.03%) IIS
3 7 (5.15%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.68%) Lync
5 4 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.21%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.21%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (2.21%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.47%) Apache
8 1 (0.74%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.74%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 22 (16.18%) MS Excel
2 8 (5.88%) MS Office
3 3 (2.21%) MS Project
4 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.74%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.47%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.47%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.74%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.82%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.15%) Office 365
3 2 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (1.47%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.44%) DNS
2 15 (11.03%) DHCP
3 14 (10.29%) WAN
4 13 (9.56%) SAN
5 11 (8.09%) LAN
6 9 (6.62%) TCP/IP
7 5 (3.68%) VPN
7 5 (3.68%) Firewall
8 3 (2.21%) SSL
8 3 (2.21%) Internet
8 3 (2.21%) LDAP
9 2 (1.47%) MPLS
9 2 (1.47%) DDNS
9 2 (1.47%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.74%) Network Security
10 1 (0.74%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.74%) NAS
10 1 (0.74%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.74%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (0.74%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (24.26%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.41%) DTS
3 6 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.21%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.21%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.21%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.47%) MySQL
6 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.74%) QlikView
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.74%) ERwin
2 1 (0.74%) Introscope
General
1 14 (10.29%) Finance
2 3 (2.21%) Banking
2 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.47%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.74%) Electronics
4 1 (0.74%) Legal
4 1 (0.74%) Retail
4 1 (0.74%) Local Government
4 1 (0.74%) Marketing
4 1 (0.74%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.94%) HTML
1 4 (2.94%) .NET
1 4 (2.94%) Web Services
2 2 (1.47%) Middleware
3 1 (0.74%) Worklight
3 1 (0.74%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (2.94%) Blackberry
1 4 (2.94%) Clustering
1 4 (2.94%) PKI
1 4 (2.94%) Enterprise Storage
1 4 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.21%) PDA
2 3 (2.21%) Fat Client
2 3 (2.21%) Client/Server
2 3 (2.21%) NHS
2 3 (2.21%) Thin Client
3 2 (1.47%) Computer Science
3 2 (1.47%) Private Cloud
3 2 (1.47%) Mobile App
3 2 (1.47%) Replication
4 1 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (0.74%) iPhone
4 1 (0.74%) DTV
4 1 (0.74%) Management Information System
4 1 (0.74%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.74%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 105 (77.21%) Windows
2 61 (44.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 43 (31.62%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (11.03%) Windows 7
6 10 (7.35%) UNIX
7 9 (6.62%) Linux
8 6 (4.41%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.21%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.21%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.47%) NetWare
10 2 (1.47%) HPUX
10 2 (1.47%) SUSE
11 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.74%) CentOS
11 1 (0.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.74%) Solaris
11 1 (0.74%) AIX
11 1 (0.74%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.18%) ITIL
2 7 (5.15%) Problem Management
3 5 (3.68%) ETL
3 5 (3.68%) Change Management
3 5 (3.68%) Migration
4 4 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (2.94%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (2.94%) Asset Management
5 3 (2.21%) Capacity Management
5 3 (2.21%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (2.21%) ERP
5 3 (2.21%) ITSM
5 3 (2.21%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (1.47%) Resource Management
6 2 (1.47%) Validation
6 2 (1.47%) Scrum
6 2 (1.47%) Content Management
6 2 (1.47%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (1.47%) CRM
6 2 (1.47%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 19 (13.97%) SQL
2 4 (2.94%) T-SQL
2 4 (2.94%) C#
2 4 (2.94%) Java
2 4 (2.94%) JavaScript
2 4 (2.94%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.47%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.47%) VB.NET
4 1 (0.74%) Python
4 1 (0.74%) Perl
4 1 (0.74%) Jython
Qualifications
1 15 (11.03%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.09%) MCSE
2 11 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (5.15%) SC Cleared
4 4 (2.94%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (2.21%) MCP
5 3 (2.21%) HNC
6 2 (1.47%) MCSA
6 2 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.47%) Degree
7 1 (0.74%) CCENT
7 1 (0.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (0.74%) MCITP
7 1 (0.74%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.21%) SLA
2 1 (0.74%) QA
System Software
1 76 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 27 (19.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (15.44%) vSphere
4 18 (13.24%) Hyper-V
5 10 (7.35%) XenApp
6 6 (4.41%) VMware ESX
7 5 (3.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 5 (3.68%) XenServer
8 4 (2.94%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.47%) UAG
9 2 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.47%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.47%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.74%) Firmware
10 1 (0.74%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.74%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.74%) Xen
10 1 (0.74%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 23 (16.91%) SCCM
2 10 (7.35%) SCOM
3 8 (5.88%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (2.94%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.94%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.21%) WSUS
5 3 (2.21%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.47%) ZENworks
6 2 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.47%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.74%) SCSM
7 1 (0.74%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.74%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 67 (49.26%) Microsoft
2 48 (35.29%) VMware
3 26 (19.12%) HP
4 22 (16.18%) Citrix
5 8 (5.88%) Dell
6 6 (4.41%) IBM
7 5 (3.68%) Cisco
8 4 (2.94%) Altiris
8 4 (2.94%) NetApp
8 4 (2.94%) Apple
8 4 (2.94%) Symantec
9 3 (2.21%) CommVault
9 3 (2.21%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.21%) SAP
9 3 (2.21%) Juniper
9 3 (2.21%) Sophos
10 2 (1.47%) Cerner
10 2 (1.47%) Avaya
10 2 (1.47%) Oracle
10 2 (1.47%) Novell
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