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 28 January 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 493 472 419
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 64 67 103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.15% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 28 42
Average daily rate
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£288 £285 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.87% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £138 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £408 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £240 £200
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 16 35
Average hourly rate £26.00 £18.81 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.26% -3.56%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.25 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+28.39% -11.95%
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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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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
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 28 January 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
West Midlands +19 19 £368 -8.12%
South East -28 18 £290 -5.69% 3
London +19 16 £320 -14.66% 7
East Midlands +19 3 £230 -
North West +1 3 £180 - 2
East of England -9 2 - -
South West -20 2 £225 - 1
North East - 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - -
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Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

1 113 (82.48%) Windows
2 70 (51.09%) Active Directory
3 64 (46.72%) Microsoft
4 58 (42.34%) VMware
5 52 (37.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (30.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 40 (29.20%) Windows Server 2012
8 36 (26.28%) Citrix
9 32 (23.36%) ITIL
10 28 (20.44%) HP
11 27 (19.71%) DNS
12 26 (18.98%) SCCM
13 23 (16.79%) SQL Server
14 22 (16.06%) DHCP
15 21 (15.33%) VMware Infrastructure
16 20 (14.60%) MS Exchange
16 20 (14.60%) SQL
17 19 (13.87%) Linux
17 19 (13.87%) UNIX
17 19 (13.87%) SAN
18 18 (13.14%) Security Cleared
19 17 (12.41%) MS Excel
20 16 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
21 15 (10.95%) Finance
22 14 (10.22%) WAN
22 14 (10.22%) MCSE
22 14 (10.22%) SCOM
22 14 (10.22%) Windows 7
23 13 (9.49%) Hyper-V
23 13 (9.49%) LAN

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 20 (14.60%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.76%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.84%) IIS
4 6 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.19%) Lync
7 2 (1.46%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.46%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.46%) Apache
7 2 (1.46%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.73%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.73%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.73%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 17 (12.41%) MS Excel
2 12 (8.76%) MS Office
3 1 (0.73%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.46%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (19.71%) DNS
2 22 (16.06%) DHCP
3 19 (13.87%) SAN
4 14 (10.22%) WAN
5 13 (9.49%) LAN
6 11 (8.03%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.38%) Firewall
7 6 (4.38%) Internet
8 3 (2.19%) VPN
9 2 (1.46%) NAS
9 2 (1.46%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (1.46%) SSL
9 2 (1.46%) LDAP
10 1 (0.73%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 1 (0.73%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.73%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.73%) ADSL
10 1 (0.73%) SMS
10 1 (0.73%) MPLS
10 1 (0.73%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.79%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.46%) RDBMS
4 2 (1.46%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.73%) Big Data
5 1 (0.73%) MySQL
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.73%) FileMaker
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (2.92%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 15 (10.95%) Finance
2 7 (5.11%) Banking
3 2 (1.46%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.46%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.73%) Advertising
4 1 (0.73%) Games
4 1 (0.73%) Military
4 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.73%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.84%) .NET
2 3 (2.19%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.46%) J2EE
4 1 (0.73%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (7.30%) Clustering
2 4 (2.92%) PKI
2 4 (2.92%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.19%) Client/Server
3 3 (2.19%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.46%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.46%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.73%) Smartphone
5 1 (0.73%) CMDB
5 1 (0.73%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.73%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 113 (82.48%) Windows
2 52 (37.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (30.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 40 (29.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (13.87%) Linux
5 19 (13.87%) UNIX
6 14 (10.22%) Windows 7
7 9 (6.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (5.84%) Windows XP
8 8 (5.84%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.73%) AIX
10 1 (0.73%) Solaris
10 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.73%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.73%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.36%) ITIL
2 8 (5.84%) Migration
3 4 (2.92%) Kanban
3 4 (2.92%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (2.92%) Customer Engagement
3 4 (2.92%) Scrum
3 4 (2.92%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (2.92%) Incident Management
3 4 (2.92%) CMMI
3 4 (2.92%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (2.19%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (2.19%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (2.19%) Service Delivery
4 3 (2.19%) Change Management
4 3 (2.19%) Service Management
5 2 (1.46%) Load Balancing
5 2 (1.46%) Problem Management
5 2 (1.46%) Performance Management
5 2 (1.46%) Network Architecture
5 2 (1.46%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (14.60%) SQL
2 5 (3.65%) C#
3 4 (2.92%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.92%) VB.NET
4 3 (2.19%) Java
4 3 (2.19%) Perl
5 2 (1.46%) Bourne shell
5 2 (1.46%) Korn
5 2 (1.46%) VB
5 2 (1.46%) C
6 1 (0.73%) VBA
6 1 (0.73%) C++
6 1 (0.73%) PHP
6 1 (0.73%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.73%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (13.14%) Security Cleared
2 16 (11.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (10.22%) MCSE
4 13 (9.49%) ITIL Certification
5 10 (7.30%) DV Cleared
6 5 (3.65%) MCP
7 4 (2.92%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.92%) MCSA
8 3 (2.19%) MCITP
9 1 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.73%) MCDBA
9 1 (0.73%) CNA
9 1 (0.73%) CNE
9 1 (0.73%) Novell Certification
9 1 (0.73%) CCNA
9 1 (0.73%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.73%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.73%) Degree
9 1 (0.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.73%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.84%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (51.09%) Active Directory
2 21 (15.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.49%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.57%) XenApp
5 8 (5.84%) VMware ESX
6 7 (5.11%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 4 (2.92%) vSphere
9 3 (2.19%) ISA Server
9 3 (2.19%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.46%) XenServer
10 2 (1.46%) NFS
10 2 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.73%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.73%) Firmware
11 1 (0.73%) NLBS
11 1 (0.73%) UAG
11 1 (0.73%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 26 (18.98%) SCCM
2 14 (10.22%) SCOM
3 10 (7.30%) NetBackup
4 9 (6.57%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.19%) SCOrch
5 3 (2.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.46%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.46%) Nagios
6 2 (1.46%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.73%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.73%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.73%) WSUS
7 1 (0.73%) HP SIM
7 1 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 64 (46.72%) Microsoft
2 58 (42.34%) VMware
3 36 (26.28%) Citrix
4 28 (20.44%) HP
5 12 (8.76%) Cisco
6 10 (7.30%) Red Hat
7 9 (6.57%) EMC
8 7 (5.11%) Altiris
9 6 (4.38%) Hitachi
9 6 (4.38%) Symantec
9 6 (4.38%) Dell
10 5 (3.65%) Apple
11 4 (2.92%) McAfee
12 3 (2.19%) CommVault
13 2 (1.46%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.46%) Riverbed
13 2 (1.46%) Veritas
13 2 (1.46%) Sophos
13 2 (1.46%) Avaya
13 2 (1.46%) Oracle
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