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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 509 462 441
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 70 90 118
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.20% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 44 56
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£290 £300 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £201 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £375 £376
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 16
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £16.50 £13.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.40 £26.88 £32.39
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.38 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +21.21%
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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
46312 45019 50103
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.50% 92.74% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27333 28780
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1836 1956 2521
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +7 21 £375 +8.69% 7
South East -10 12 £235 -26.56% 2
East of England -12 11 £213 -22.01%
East Midlands +15 7 £243 -6.28%
North West -4 6 £260 -7.14% 1
North East -19 5 £288 -
West Midlands -17 4 £425 +73.46% 3
Yorkshire -6 2 £275 +22.22% 1
South West -40 2 £400 +41.59% 1
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Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 94 (71.21%) Windows
2 62 (46.97%) Active Directory
3 55 (41.67%) VMware
3 55 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 46 (34.85%) Microsoft
5 35 (26.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (23.48%) SQL Server
7 29 (21.97%) SQL
7 29 (21.97%) MS Exchange
8 27 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (19.70%) ITIL
10 25 (18.94%) Citrix
11 24 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (17.42%) Cisco
13 21 (15.91%) DNS
13 21 (15.91%) HP
14 20 (15.15%) DHCP
14 20 (15.15%) Security Cleared
15 18 (13.64%) SAN
16 16 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
16 16 (12.12%) UNIX
16 16 (12.12%) MS Excel
16 16 (12.12%) Windows 7
17 15 (11.36%) SCCM
18 14 (10.61%) Clustering
18 14 (10.61%) Linux
18 14 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2010
19 13 (9.85%) LAN
19 13 (9.85%) Finance
19 13 (9.85%) XenApp

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 29 (21.97%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.82%) SharePoint
4 6 (4.55%) Apache
5 5 (3.79%) Tomcat
6 4 (3.03%) IIS
6 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.76%) Moodle
8 1 (0.76%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.76%) SAS
8 1 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (12.12%) MS Excel
2 10 (7.58%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.27%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.91%) DNS
2 20 (15.15%) DHCP
3 18 (13.64%) SAN
4 13 (9.85%) LAN
5 12 (9.09%) WAN
6 9 (6.82%) TCP/IP
7 8 (6.06%) Firewall
8 3 (2.27%) NAS
9 2 (1.52%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.52%) IPv6
9 2 (1.52%) VoIP
9 2 (1.52%) LDAP
10 1 (0.76%) Broadband
10 1 (0.76%) SMTP
10 1 (0.76%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.76%) HTTP
10 1 (0.76%) SSL
10 1 (0.76%) Wireless
10 1 (0.76%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (23.48%) SQL Server
2 11 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 11 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.06%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (5.30%) MySQL
5 6 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (4.55%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.79%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 5 (3.79%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.52%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.76%) QlikView
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.76%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 5 (3.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.52%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 13 (9.85%) Finance
2 9 (6.82%) Banking
3 5 (3.79%) Back Office
4 4 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.52%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.52%) Retail
6 1 (0.76%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Law
6 1 (0.76%) Advertising
6 1 (0.76%) Games
6 1 (0.76%) Military
6 1 (0.76%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.03%) .NET
2 3 (2.27%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.76%) WAMP
3 1 (0.76%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.76%) COM
3 1 (0.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.61%) Clustering
2 5 (3.79%) Replication
3 4 (3.03%) Open Source
4 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.52%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.52%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.52%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.52%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.76%) DTV
5 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.76%) Derivative
5 1 (0.76%) Statistics
5 1 (0.76%) iPhone
5 1 (0.76%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
5 1 (0.76%) CMDB
5 1 (0.76%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.76%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 94 (71.21%) Windows
2 55 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (26.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (12.12%) Windows 7
5 16 (12.12%) UNIX
6 14 (10.61%) Linux
7 12 (9.09%) Windows 8
8 11 (8.33%) Windows XP
9 6 (4.55%) CentOS
9 6 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.52%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.76%) Windows NT
11 1 (0.76%) AIX
11 1 (0.76%) Solaris
11 1 (0.76%) SUSE
11 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.70%) ITIL
2 8 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (4.55%) Service Management
3 6 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (3.03%) PRINCE2
4 4 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (2.27%) Migration
5 3 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (2.27%) Revenue Management
5 3 (2.27%) Incident Management
5 3 (2.27%) Software Deployment
6 2 (1.52%) Computer Architecture
6 2 (1.52%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (1.52%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (1.52%) Capacity Management
6 2 (1.52%) Problem Management
6 2 (1.52%) Change Management
7 1 (0.76%) ITSM
7 1 (0.76%) Configuration Management
7 1 (0.76%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.97%) SQL
2 7 (5.30%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.55%) T-SQL
4 5 (3.79%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.52%) Perl
5 2 (1.52%) C
6 1 (0.76%) C#
6 1 (0.76%) C++
6 1 (0.76%) Java
6 1 (0.76%) VBScript
6 1 (0.76%) VB
6 1 (0.76%) VBA
6 1 (0.76%) VC++
6 1 (0.76%) PHP
6 1 (0.76%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.76%) Korn
6 1 (0.76%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 20 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 16 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (7.58%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.58%) MCSE
4 9 (6.82%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (6.82%) DV Cleared
5 8 (6.06%) CCNA
6 6 (4.55%) MCP
7 4 (3.03%) Degree
7 4 (3.03%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 3 (2.27%) MCDBA
8 3 (2.27%) MCT
8 3 (2.27%) CCNP
9 2 (1.52%) MCSA
9 2 (1.52%) CCA
9 2 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.52%) MCITP
10 1 (0.76%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.30%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (46.97%) Active Directory
2 24 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.85%) XenApp
4 9 (6.82%) Hyper-V
5 8 (6.06%) vSphere
6 6 (4.55%) XenServer
6 6 (4.55%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.03%) VMware Server
8 3 (2.27%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.52%) NLBS
9 2 (1.52%) ISA Server
9 2 (1.52%) NFS
9 2 (1.52%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.76%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.76%) Samba
10 1 (0.76%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.76%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 15 (11.36%) SCCM
2 7 (5.30%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.79%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.79%) SCOM
4 4 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (2.27%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.27%) WSUS
6 2 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (1.52%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.52%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.76%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.76%) Nagios
7 1 (0.76%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.76%) nmon
Vendors
1 55 (41.67%) VMware
2 46 (34.85%) Microsoft
3 25 (18.94%) Citrix
4 23 (17.42%) Cisco
5 21 (15.91%) HP
6 11 (8.33%) Dell
6 11 (8.33%) EMC
6 11 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 8 (6.06%) IBM
7 8 (6.06%) Oracle
8 5 (3.79%) Veritas
9 4 (3.03%) CA
9 4 (3.03%) Veeam
9 4 (3.03%) Dell KACE
9 4 (3.03%) ScanSafe
10 3 (2.27%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.27%) Google
10 3 (2.27%) Hitachi
10 3 (2.27%) Compaq
11 2 (1.52%) NetApp
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