The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the England region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 479 443 424
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 70 96 128
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.21% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 54 56
Average daily rate
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£250 £275 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £183 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £350 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £258
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 22 13
Average hourly rate £18.75 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.23 £16.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £27.78 £33.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.58% -26.72%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
44116 42244 48390
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.58% 92.72% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 27385 25207 27560
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 2011 2466
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.75 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.00% -1.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.41
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
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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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014.

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 11 July 2014. 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 -15 19 £400 +25.00% 6
South East -23 14 £240 -20.00% 5
East Midlands +2 7 £208 -7.77% 1
North East - 7 £250 -
Yorkshire +2 6 £263 +16.66% 1
West Midlands -12 6 £220 -9.74% 1
North West -5 4 £218 -17.14%
East of England -14 4 £213 -39.28% 5
South West -36 3 £400 +45.45% 3
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Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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.

1 100 (70.42%) Windows
2 67 (47.18%) Active Directory
3 60 (42.25%) VMware
4 58 (40.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (40.85%) Microsoft
5 44 (30.99%) SQL
6 40 (28.17%) SQL Server
7 39 (27.46%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (21.83%) MS Exchange
9 30 (21.13%) Citrix
10 26 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (16.90%) HP
11 24 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 22 (15.49%) Security Cleared
13 21 (14.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 20 (14.08%) Cisco
14 20 (14.08%) ITIL
15 19 (13.38%) DNS
15 19 (13.38%) MS Excel
15 19 (13.38%) Finance
16 18 (12.68%) Clustering
17 17 (11.97%) DHCP
18 15 (10.56%) SAN
18 15 (10.56%) vSphere
19 13 (9.15%) MCSE
20 12 (8.45%) SC Cleared
20 12 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
20 12 (8.45%) SCCM
20 12 (8.45%) SQL Server 2005
20 12 (8.45%) XenApp

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, 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 31 (21.83%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.75%) IIS
4 9 (6.34%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.23%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (3.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (2.82%) Apache
8 3 (2.11%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.41%) MS Project Server
9 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.70%) Moodle
10 1 (0.70%) SAS
10 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (13.38%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.23%) MS Office
3 2 (1.41%) MS Project
4 1 (0.70%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.41%) SaaS
1 2 (1.41%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 19 (13.38%) DNS
2 17 (11.97%) DHCP
3 15 (10.56%) SAN
4 11 (7.75%) LAN
4 11 (7.75%) TCP/IP
5 10 (7.04%) WAN
6 8 (5.63%) Firewall
7 6 (4.23%) NAS
8 5 (3.52%) LDAP
9 3 (2.11%) Internet
10 2 (1.41%) VoIP
11 1 (0.70%) Broadband
11 1 (0.70%) SMTP
11 1 (0.70%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.70%) IPv6
11 1 (0.70%) Wireless
11 1 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
11 1 (0.70%) Network Security
11 1 (0.70%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.70%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (28.17%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 12 (8.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (6.34%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.63%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (4.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.52%) MySQL
6 5 (3.52%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (2.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.70%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.70%) QlikView
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (3.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.70%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 19 (13.38%) Finance
2 11 (7.75%) Banking
3 5 (3.52%) Back Office
4 2 (1.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.41%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.70%) Advertising
5 1 (0.70%) Games
5 1 (0.70%) Military
5 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.70%) Electronics
5 1 (0.70%) Retail
5 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.70%) Local Government
5 1 (0.70%) Marketing
5 1 (0.70%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.70%) .NET
1 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.70%) COM
1 1 (0.70%) Web Services
1 1 (0.70%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.68%) Clustering
2 6 (4.23%) Replication
3 3 (2.11%) Open Source
4 2 (1.41%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.41%) Statistics
4 2 (1.41%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.41%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.41%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.41%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.41%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.70%) DTV
5 1 (0.70%) Derivative
5 1 (0.70%) iPhone
5 1 (0.70%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.70%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.70%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 100 (70.42%) Windows
2 58 (40.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (27.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (16.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (7.75%) Windows 7
6 10 (7.04%) UNIX
6 10 (7.04%) Linux
7 7 (4.93%) Windows XP
7 7 (4.93%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.82%) CentOS
9 3 (2.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.11%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.41%) Solaris
10 2 (1.41%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.70%) SUSE
11 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.70%) AIX
11 1 (0.70%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.70%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (14.08%) ITIL
2 9 (6.34%) Performance Tuning
3 7 (4.93%) Migration
4 6 (4.23%) Problem Management
4 6 (4.23%) Capacity Management
4 6 (4.23%) Incident Management
4 6 (4.23%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (2.82%) PRINCE2
5 4 (2.82%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (2.82%) Service Management
5 4 (2.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (2.11%) Revenue Management
6 3 (2.11%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (1.41%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (1.41%) Software Deployment
7 2 (1.41%) Change Management
7 2 (1.41%) Time Management
8 1 (0.70%) Technical Architecture
8 1 (0.70%) Computer Architecture
8 1 (0.70%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 44 (30.99%) SQL
2 8 (5.63%) T-SQL
3 7 (4.93%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.11%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.41%) C
6 1 (0.70%) C#
6 1 (0.70%) C++
6 1 (0.70%) Java
6 1 (0.70%) Perl
6 1 (0.70%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.70%) VBScript
6 1 (0.70%) VBA
6 1 (0.70%) VC++
Qualifications
1 22 (15.49%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (9.15%) MCSE
4 12 (8.45%) SC Cleared
5 9 (6.34%) DV Cleared
5 9 (6.34%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (5.63%) CCNA
7 5 (3.52%) MCP
7 5 (3.52%) MCDBA
7 5 (3.52%) Degree
8 4 (2.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (2.11%) MCT
9 3 (2.11%) CCNP
10 2 (1.41%) CCA
10 2 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.41%) MCITP
11 1 (0.70%) RHCE
11 1 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.70%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.75%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (47.18%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.56%) vSphere
4 12 (8.45%) XenApp
5 9 (6.34%) Hyper-V
6 6 (4.23%) NLBS
7 5 (3.52%) XenServer
8 4 (2.82%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.82%) VMware Server
9 3 (2.11%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.41%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.41%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.70%) Samba
11 1 (0.70%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (8.45%) SCCM
2 6 (4.23%) SCOM
3 5 (3.52%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.82%) WSUS
4 4 (2.82%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (2.82%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (2.11%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.41%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.41%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.70%) nmon
7 1 (0.70%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.70%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 60 (42.25%) VMware
2 58 (40.85%) Microsoft
3 30 (21.13%) Citrix
4 24 (16.90%) HP
5 20 (14.08%) Cisco
6 10 (7.04%) Oracle
6 10 (7.04%) EMC
7 8 (5.63%) Dell
8 7 (4.93%) IBM
9 6 (4.23%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.82%) Veeam
10 4 (2.82%) Veritas
10 4 (2.82%) CA
11 3 (2.11%) NetApp
11 3 (2.11%) Compaq
12 2 (1.41%) Juniper
12 2 (1.41%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.41%) Google
12 2 (1.41%) CheckPoint
12 2 (1.41%) Symantec
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