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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 502 478 408
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -70
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 62 68 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 32 45
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£300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £200 £145
10% offered a daily rate of more than £511 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £278 £200
% change year-on-year
-0.90% +38.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 33
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.56 £19.26
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.53% -8.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.36 £16.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £27.70 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £17.75 £21.75
% change year-on-year
+1.40% -18.39%
Server Support
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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
44005 42325 37797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.39% 92.52% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27481 25452 22049
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1708 1839 2121
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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
South East -40 21 £300 -1.23% 7
London -11 18 £338 +8.00% 8
West Midlands +5 13 £263 -17.32% 1
East Midlands +6 4 £250 - 1
East of England 0 2 - - 1
North East -2 1 - - 1
Yorkshire -13 1 £275 +29.41% 1
North West -15 1 £180 - 2
South West -22 1 - - 4
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Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 115 (81.56%) Windows
2 76 (53.90%) Active Directory
3 71 (50.35%) Microsoft
4 58 (41.13%) VMware
5 57 (40.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (31.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 42 (29.79%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (21.99%) Citrix
9 30 (21.28%) HP
10 29 (20.57%) ITIL
10 29 (20.57%) SQL Server
11 27 (19.15%) SQL
12 26 (18.44%) SCCM
13 25 (17.73%) DNS
14 24 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
15 22 (15.60%) MS Exchange
16 20 (14.18%) MS Excel
16 20 (14.18%) Security Cleared
17 19 (13.48%) DHCP
18 18 (12.77%) Hyper-V
19 17 (12.06%) Microsoft Certification
20 16 (11.35%) MCSE
21 15 (10.64%) Finance
21 15 (10.64%) SCOM
21 15 (10.64%) UNIX
22 14 (9.93%) SAN
23 13 (9.22%) Linux
23 13 (9.22%) Windows 7
24 12 (8.51%) WAN
25 11 (7.80%) LAN

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 22 (15.60%) MS Exchange
2 11 (7.80%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.96%) IIS
4 5 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.13%) Lync
7 2 (1.42%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.42%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.42%) Apache
7 2 (1.42%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.42%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.71%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.71%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (14.18%) MS Excel
2 9 (6.38%) MS Office
3 2 (1.42%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.38%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (2.84%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 25 (17.73%) DNS
2 19 (13.48%) DHCP
3 14 (9.93%) SAN
4 12 (8.51%) WAN
5 11 (7.80%) TCP/IP
5 11 (7.80%) LAN
6 6 (4.26%) Internet
6 6 (4.26%) Firewall
7 3 (2.13%) VPN
8 2 (1.42%) LDAP
8 2 (1.42%) NAS
8 2 (1.42%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (0.71%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.71%) Unified Communications
9 1 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (0.71%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (0.71%) Wireless
9 1 (0.71%) VLAN
9 1 (0.71%) MPLS
9 1 (0.71%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.57%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.84%) DTS
4 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.42%) RDBMS
5 2 (1.42%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.71%) MySQL
6 1 (0.71%) QlikView
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.71%) Big Data
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.71%) FileMaker
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (2.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.71%) ERwin
General
1 15 (10.64%) Finance
2 6 (4.26%) Banking
3 3 (2.13%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.42%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.42%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.71%) Advertising
5 1 (0.71%) Games
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
5 1 (0.71%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.71%) Back Office
5 1 (0.71%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.55%) .NET
2 2 (1.42%) J2EE
3 1 (0.71%) JSP
3 1 (0.71%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.80%) Clustering
2 6 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.84%) PKI
3 4 (2.84%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.13%) Client/Server
4 3 (2.13%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.13%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.42%) PDA
6 1 (0.71%) iPhone
6 1 (0.71%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.71%) DTV
6 1 (0.71%) Replication
6 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.71%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 115 (81.56%) Windows
2 57 (40.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (31.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 42 (29.79%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (10.64%) UNIX
6 13 (9.22%) Windows 7
6 13 (9.22%) Linux
7 7 (4.96%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.55%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.71%) CentOS
11 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.71%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.71%) AIX
11 1 (0.71%) HPUX
11 1 (0.71%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (20.57%) ITIL
2 9 (6.38%) Migration
3 6 (4.26%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (3.55%) Problem Management
4 5 (3.55%) Change Management
5 4 (2.84%) Scrum
5 4 (2.84%) ETL
5 4 (2.84%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (2.84%) CMMI
5 4 (2.84%) Kanban
5 4 (2.84%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (2.84%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (2.84%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (2.13%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (2.13%) Capacity Management
6 3 (2.13%) Asset Management
6 3 (2.13%) Incident Management
6 3 (2.13%) Technical Architecture
6 3 (2.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.15%) SQL
2 5 (3.55%) C#
3 4 (2.84%) Java
3 4 (2.84%) VB.NET
4 3 (2.13%) PowerShell
5 2 (1.42%) T-SQL
5 2 (1.42%) Perl
6 1 (0.71%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.71%) C++
6 1 (0.71%) VB
6 1 (0.71%) VBA
6 1 (0.71%) Korn
6 1 (0.71%) Bourne shell
6 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.71%) C
Qualifications
1 20 (14.18%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.06%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (11.35%) MCSE
4 11 (7.80%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (6.38%) DV Cleared
6 6 (4.26%) MCP
6 6 (4.26%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.84%) MCSA
8 2 (1.42%) MCITP
8 2 (1.42%) Degree
9 1 (0.71%) CCENT
9 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.71%) VCP4
9 1 (0.71%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.71%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.71%) CCNA
9 1 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.71%) CNA
9 1 (0.71%) CNE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 76 (53.90%) Active Directory
2 24 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (12.77%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.38%) vSphere
4 9 (6.38%) VMware ESX
5 5 (3.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 5 (3.55%) XenApp
6 3 (2.13%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.13%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (2.13%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.42%) XenServer
7 2 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.71%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.71%) UAG
8 1 (0.71%) NFS
8 1 (0.71%) Firmware
8 1 (0.71%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.71%) NLBS
8 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (18.44%) SCCM
2 15 (10.64%) SCOM
3 8 (5.67%) NetBackup
4 7 (4.96%) Backup Exec
5 6 (4.26%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (2.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (2.13%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.42%) WSUS
8 1 (0.71%) Nagios
8 1 (0.71%) SCSM
8 1 (0.71%) SolarWinds Orion
8 1 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.71%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.71%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 71 (50.35%) Microsoft
2 58 (41.13%) VMware
3 31 (21.99%) Citrix
4 30 (21.28%) HP
5 10 (7.09%) Cisco
6 5 (3.55%) Altiris
6 5 (3.55%) Red Hat
6 5 (3.55%) Apple
6 5 (3.55%) Symantec
7 4 (2.84%) McAfee
7 4 (2.84%) Dell
7 4 (2.84%) EMC
8 3 (2.13%) SAP
8 3 (2.13%) CommVault
8 3 (2.13%) NetApp
9 2 (1.42%) Hitachi
9 2 (1.42%) Avaya
9 2 (1.42%) Oracle
9 2 (1.42%) Sophos
9 2 (1.42%) Remedy
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