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 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 569 531 444
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -87
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 66 98 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.18% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.19% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 53 95
Median daily rate £240 £275 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £165 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £352 £365 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £228 £295 £228
% change year-on-year
-22.88% +29.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 18 41
Median hourly rate £16.00 £20.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.98% +15.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £13.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £30.75 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.28%
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
47720 50270 48279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.77% 94.86% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 31454 32537 29750
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1465 1888 1945
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.12 £16.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.70% +2.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £37.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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
North East -6 21 £225 -23.72%
South East +4 17 £203 -32.50% 8
London -42 9 £265 +17.77% 10
East of England +12 5 £213 +13.33%
South West +7 5 £240 -7.69% 3
Yorkshire - 4 £475 - 1
Midlands -9 2 £200 -32.20%
East Midlands - 2 £265 - 3
North West -1 1 - - 1
Server Support
UK

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 110 (73.83%) Windows
2 85 (57.05%) Active Directory
3 79 (53.02%) Windows Server
4 65 (43.62%) VMware
5 60 (40.27%) Microsoft
6 53 (35.57%) ITIL
7 50 (33.56%) Windows Server 2008
8 47 (31.54%) Windows Server 2012
9 41 (27.52%) DNS
10 38 (25.50%) VMware Infrastructure
11 37 (24.83%) HP
11 37 (24.83%) DHCP
12 36 (24.16%) MS Excel
13 35 (23.49%) MS Exchange
14 33 (22.15%) SQL Server
15 32 (21.48%) Security Cleared
16 31 (20.81%) Citrix
17 29 (19.46%) Windows Server 2003
18 28 (18.79%) SQL
19 25 (16.78%) Firewall
19 25 (16.78%) Oracle
19 25 (16.78%) SAN
19 25 (16.78%) Microsoft Certification
20 22 (14.77%) SC Cleared
21 21 (14.09%) Clustering
22 20 (13.42%) Linux
23 19 (12.75%) Cisco
23 19 (12.75%) Data Centre
24 18 (12.08%) IBM
25 17 (11.41%) SLA

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 35 (23.49%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.05%) IIS
2 12 (8.05%) Skype for Business
3 9 (6.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.04%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.03%) Apache
4 6 (4.03%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.34%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (0.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (24.16%) MS Excel
2 17 (11.41%) MS Office
3 2 (1.34%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.67%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.67%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.05%) Office 365
2 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.34%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.34%) IaaS
3 2 (1.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (27.52%) DNS
2 37 (24.83%) DHCP
3 25 (16.78%) Firewall
3 25 (16.78%) SAN
4 16 (10.74%) LAN
5 15 (10.07%) Internet
5 15 (10.07%) WAN
6 12 (8.05%) TCP/IP
7 8 (5.37%) Intranet
8 7 (4.70%) Wireless
9 4 (2.68%) IP Telephony
9 4 (2.68%) Skype
9 4 (2.68%) Unified Communications
9 4 (2.68%) VPN
10 3 (2.01%) NAS
10 3 (2.01%) Network Security
10 3 (2.01%) VoIP
11 2 (1.34%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.34%) VLAN
11 2 (1.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (22.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (2.01%) DB2
5 3 (2.01%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.67%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.67%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.67%) MS Access
6 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.67%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.67%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.67%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.67%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (4.03%) MSI
2 3 (2.01%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.67%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.67%) JIRA
General
1 14 (9.40%) Finance
2 4 (2.68%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.01%) Back Office
3 3 (2.01%) Banking
3 3 (2.01%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.34%) Electronics
4 2 (1.34%) Marketing
5 1 (0.67%) Advertising
5 1 (0.67%) International Banking
5 1 (0.67%) Local Government
5 1 (0.67%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.03%) Middleware
2 2 (1.34%) .NET
3 1 (0.67%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.67%) LAMP
3 1 (0.67%) WAP
3 1 (0.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.09%) Clustering
2 19 (12.75%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.70%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.36%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.68%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.01%) PKI
6 3 (2.01%) Replication
6 3 (2.01%) Statistics
7 2 (1.34%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.34%) NHS
7 2 (1.34%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.67%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.67%) CMDB
8 1 (0.67%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.67%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.67%) HACMP
8 1 (0.67%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 110 (73.83%) Windows
2 79 (53.02%) Windows Server
3 50 (33.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 47 (31.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (19.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (13.42%) Linux
7 16 (10.74%) Windows 7
8 11 (7.38%) AIX
9 10 (6.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (6.04%) Unix
11 6 (4.03%) Windows XP
12 4 (2.68%) Windows 8
13 3 (2.01%) Solaris
14 2 (1.34%) Android
14 2 (1.34%) Apple iOS
14 2 (1.34%) Windows 10
15 1 (0.67%) CentOS
15 1 (0.67%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.67%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (35.57%) ITIL
2 17 (11.41%) High Availability
3 16 (10.74%) Service Delivery
4 11 (7.38%) Server Building
5 9 (6.04%) Compliance Management
6 8 (5.37%) Problem Management
7 7 (4.70%) Change Control
7 7 (4.70%) Project Management
8 6 (4.03%) Application Packaging
8 6 (4.03%) ITIL V3
9 5 (3.36%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (3.36%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (2.68%) Business Analysis
10 4 (2.68%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (2.68%) Load Balancing
10 4 (2.68%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (2.68%) Server Monitoring
10 4 (2.68%) Server Virtualisation
10 4 (2.68%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (2.01%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 28 (18.79%) SQL
2 11 (7.38%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.03%) Perl
4 5 (3.36%) VB
5 3 (2.01%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.34%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.34%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.34%) Python
6 2 (1.34%) Ruby
7 1 (0.67%) C#
7 1 (0.67%) C++
7 1 (0.67%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (21.48%) Security Cleared
2 25 (16.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (14.77%) SC Cleared
4 16 (10.74%) MCSE
5 9 (6.04%) RHCE
6 8 (5.37%) DV Cleared
7 6 (4.03%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (4.03%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (4.03%) MCSA
8 5 (3.36%) CCNA
8 5 (3.36%) Degree
8 5 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.34%) MCP
10 1 (0.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.41%) SLA
2 1 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.67%) QA
System Software
1 85 (57.05%) Active Directory
2 38 (25.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (10.74%) vSphere
4 15 (10.07%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.04%) KVM
5 9 (6.04%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (5.37%) Terminal Services
6 8 (5.37%) XenApp
7 6 (4.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (4.03%) VMware ESX
7 6 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (2.68%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.01%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.67%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.67%) vCloud
11 1 (0.67%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.67%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (6.71%) NetBackup
2 9 (6.04%) EMC NetWorker
3 8 (5.37%) Backup Exec
3 8 (5.37%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (5.37%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 6 (4.03%) OpenView
4 6 (4.03%) Perfmon
4 6 (4.03%) SCCM
4 6 (4.03%) WSUS
5 5 (3.36%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (3.36%) SCOM
6 4 (2.68%) MOM
6 4 (2.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (2.01%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (2.01%) Puppet
7 3 (2.01%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.34%) Ansible
8 2 (1.34%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.34%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.34%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 65 (43.62%) VMware
2 60 (40.27%) Microsoft
3 37 (24.83%) HP
4 31 (20.81%) Citrix
5 25 (16.78%) Oracle
6 19 (12.75%) Cisco
7 18 (12.08%) IBM
8 13 (8.72%) EMC
9 11 (7.38%) Intel Security
10 9 (6.04%) Red Hat
11 7 (4.70%) Dell
11 7 (4.70%) Symantec
12 6 (4.03%) Lotus
13 5 (3.36%) Veritas
14 4 (2.68%) Sybase
15 3 (2.01%) BMC
15 3 (2.01%) CA
15 3 (2.01%) Lumension
15 3 (2.01%) NetApp
15 3 (2.01%) SAP