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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 532 465 492
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +27
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 89 135 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.17% 0.27% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.28% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 64 67 66
Median daily rate £275 £260 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.76% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £139 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £443 £450 £330
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £218 £220
% change year-on-year
+26.43% -1.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 26
Median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £14.08 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £25.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+58.33% -6.49%
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
48407 47998 47631
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.98% 94.77% 94.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 31930 29619 29578
Median daily rate £425 £400 £397
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.75%
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 £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1378 1922 1987
Median hourly rate £17.89 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.20% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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 +7 39 £288 +4.54% 6
London -57 17 £295 +12.38% 7
West Midlands -6 8 £275 +37.50% 2
South West -5 7 £250 -16.66% 1
North East -31 7 £255 +154.75% 1
East of England -4 4 £201 -30.00% 3
North West -13 4 £325 +109.67% 4
Yorkshire 0 2 £181 -9.75% 4
East Midlands +2 1 £400 +79.77% 3
Server Support
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Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 140 (85.89%) Windows
2 118 (72.39%) Windows Server
3 105 (64.42%) Active Directory
4 90 (55.21%) VMware
5 67 (41.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 63 (38.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 58 (35.58%) Microsoft
8 55 (33.74%) VMware Infrastructure
9 53 (32.52%) MS Exchange
10 45 (27.61%) Windows Server 2003
11 38 (23.31%) ITIL
12 34 (20.86%) Citrix
12 34 (20.86%) vSphere
13 33 (20.25%) HP
13 33 (20.25%) DNS
14 32 (19.63%) MS Excel
15 29 (17.79%) Windows 7
16 26 (15.95%) MS Office
16 26 (15.95%) SQL Server
16 26 (15.95%) Microsoft Certification
16 26 (15.95%) Finance
17 23 (14.11%) DHCP
18 22 (13.50%) Data Centre
18 22 (13.50%) Cisco
18 22 (13.50%) SQL
19 21 (12.88%) SAN
20 20 (12.27%) Internet
20 20 (12.27%) SCCM
21 19 (11.66%) Firewall
22 18 (11.04%) MCSE

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 53 (32.52%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (9.20%) Skype for Business
4 9 (5.52%) IIS
5 7 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.68%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.45%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.84%) Apache
10 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.23%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (19.63%) MS Excel
2 26 (15.95%) MS Office
3 2 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.84%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.61%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.20%) Office 365
2 9 (5.52%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.61%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (20.25%) DNS
2 23 (14.11%) DHCP
3 21 (12.88%) SAN
4 20 (12.27%) Internet
5 19 (11.66%) Firewall
6 14 (8.59%) LAN
6 14 (8.59%) WAN
7 10 (6.13%) TCP/IP
8 8 (4.91%) Intranet
9 6 (3.68%) IP Telephony
9 6 (3.68%) VoIP
10 4 (2.45%) Wireless
11 3 (1.84%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.84%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.84%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.84%) VPN
12 2 (1.23%) NAS
12 2 (1.23%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (1.23%) Skype
12 2 (1.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (15.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (3.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.84%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.84%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.61%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.61%) MySQL
5 1 (0.61%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.61%) MSI
1 1 (0.61%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.61%) Visual Studio
General
1 26 (15.95%) Finance
2 6 (3.68%) Banking
3 4 (2.45%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.84%) Electronics
4 3 (1.84%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.84%) Marketing
4 3 (1.84%) Retail
4 3 (1.84%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.23%) Legal
6 1 (0.61%) Advertising
6 1 (0.61%) Back Office
6 1 (0.61%) International Banking
6 1 (0.61%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.45%) .NET
2 2 (1.23%) Middleware
2 2 (1.23%) SAML
3 1 (0.61%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.61%) CSS
3 1 (0.61%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.61%) WAP
3 1 (0.61%) WCF
3 1 (0.61%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.50%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.52%) Driving Licence
3 8 (4.91%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.07%) PKI
5 4 (2.45%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.84%) Clustering
6 3 (1.84%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.84%) NHS
7 2 (1.23%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.23%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.23%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.23%) Replication
7 2 (1.23%) Statistics
7 2 (1.23%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.23%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.61%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.61%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.61%) HACMP
8 1 (0.61%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.61%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 140 (85.89%) Windows
2 118 (72.39%) Windows Server
3 67 (41.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 63 (38.65%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (27.61%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (17.79%) Windows 7
7 13 (7.98%) Linux
8 8 (4.91%) Windows 8
9 7 (4.29%) Unix
10 6 (3.68%) Windows XP
11 5 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.23%) AIX
12 2 (1.23%) Android
12 2 (1.23%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.23%) Solaris
12 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.61%) CentOS
13 1 (0.61%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.61%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (23.31%) ITIL
2 13 (7.98%) Server Building
3 9 (5.52%) Problem Management
4 6 (3.68%) Migration
4 6 (3.68%) Project Management
4 6 (3.68%) Service Delivery
5 5 (3.07%) Change Control
5 5 (3.07%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (2.45%) Business Analysis
6 4 (2.45%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (2.45%) Load Balancing
6 4 (2.45%) Logistics
6 4 (2.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (1.84%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (1.84%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (1.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (1.84%) Incident Management
7 3 (1.84%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (1.84%) Programme Management
7 3 (1.84%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (13.50%) SQL
2 16 (9.82%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.23%) C#
3 2 (1.23%) Java
3 2 (1.23%) Perl
3 2 (1.23%) PHP
3 2 (1.23%) Shell Script
3 2 (1.23%) VB.NET
3 2 (1.23%) VBScript
4 1 (0.61%) C
4 1 (0.61%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (15.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (11.04%) MCSE
3 14 (8.59%) MCSA
4 12 (7.36%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.91%) Degree
5 8 (4.91%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.84%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.84%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.84%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.84%) MCP
7 2 (1.23%) CCNA
7 2 (1.23%) MCITP
7 2 (1.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.61%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.61%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.61%) MCSD
8 1 (0.61%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.13%) SLA
2 2 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 105 (64.42%) Active Directory
2 55 (33.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (20.86%) vSphere
4 17 (10.43%) XenApp
5 16 (9.82%) Hyper-V
6 12 (7.36%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (6.75%) VMware ESX
8 10 (6.13%) XenDesktop
9 7 (4.29%) XenServer
10 4 (2.45%) VMware Server
11 2 (1.23%) Brightmail
11 2 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.23%) MetaFrame
11 2 (1.23%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.61%) Firmware
12 1 (0.61%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.61%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (12.27%) SCCM
2 16 (9.82%) Backup Exec
3 14 (8.59%) NetBackup
3 14 (8.59%) WSUS
4 11 (6.75%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (3.68%) SCOrch
6 5 (3.07%) SCOM
6 5 (3.07%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.84%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.23%) Puppet
8 2 (1.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.61%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.61%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.61%) Opsview
9 1 (0.61%) Perfmon
9 1 (0.61%) Simpana
9 1 (0.61%) SmoothWall
9 1 (0.61%) vRealize
9 1 (0.61%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 90 (55.21%) VMware
2 58 (35.58%) Microsoft
3 34 (20.86%) Citrix
4 33 (20.25%) HP
5 22 (13.50%) Cisco
6 13 (7.98%) Intel Security
7 11 (6.75%) Dell
8 9 (5.52%) Symantec
9 7 (4.29%) EMC
10 6 (3.68%) IBM
11 5 (3.07%) Intel
11 5 (3.07%) NetApp
11 5 (3.07%) Oracle
12 4 (2.45%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.45%) SAP
12 4 (2.45%) Sybase
13 2 (1.23%) arcserve
13 2 (1.23%) Bloomberg
13 2 (1.23%) CommVault
13 2 (1.23%) Compaq