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 24 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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 497 449 443
Rank change year-on-year
-48 -6
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 67 99 127
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.21% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.23% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 54 62
Average daily rate
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£260 £300 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% +12.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £350 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £286 £260
% change year-on-year
-15.28% +10.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 12
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.23 £14.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £27.33 £34.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +11.84%
Job Titles Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
45686 43047 48985
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.53% 92.64% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 28284 25787 27971
Average daily rate £400 £400 £395
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.26%
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 £345
% change year-on-year
- +1.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1846 1994 2539
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.27 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £40.57 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.20% -6.89%
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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 24 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 24 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 24 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 -6 17 £400 +21.21% 4
South East -27 11 £223 -25.83% 2
East Midlands +9 9 £208 -7.77%
East of England -18 7 £281 - 4
North West -2 6 £218 -17.14%
West Midlands -15 5 £220 -7.36%
North East - 5 £288 -
Yorkshire -1 4 £275 +22.22% 1
South West -39 3 £400 +45.45%
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Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 97 (70.80%) Windows
2 68 (49.64%) Active Directory
3 58 (42.34%) VMware
4 57 (41.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (37.23%) Microsoft
6 42 (30.66%) SQL
7 38 (27.74%) SQL Server
8 37 (27.01%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (23.36%) MS Exchange
10 29 (21.17%) Citrix
11 26 (18.98%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
13 22 (16.06%) Security Cleared
13 22 (16.06%) HP
13 22 (16.06%) Cisco
13 22 (16.06%) ITIL
14 21 (15.33%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (14.60%) DNS
16 19 (13.87%) DHCP
16 19 (13.87%) MS Excel
17 18 (13.14%) Clustering
18 17 (12.41%) SAN
19 16 (11.68%) Finance
20 14 (10.22%) MCSE
20 14 (10.22%) Exchange Server 2010
21 13 (9.49%) vSphere
21 13 (9.49%) Windows 7
22 12 (8.76%) SQL Server 2008
22 12 (8.76%) SC Cleared
22 12 (8.76%) SQL Server 2005

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 32 (23.36%) MS Exchange
2 14 (10.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.57%) SharePoint
4 8 (5.84%) IIS
5 6 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2003
5 6 (4.38%) Apache
6 5 (3.65%) Tomcat
7 4 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.73%) SAS
9 1 (0.73%) Moodle
Applications
1 19 (13.87%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.73%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.19%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.73%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (14.60%) DNS
2 19 (13.87%) DHCP
3 17 (12.41%) SAN
4 12 (8.76%) LAN
5 11 (8.03%) WAN
5 11 (8.03%) TCP/IP
6 8 (5.84%) Firewall
7 6 (4.38%) NAS
8 5 (3.65%) LDAP
9 2 (1.46%) VoIP
10 1 (0.73%) Junos
10 1 (0.73%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.73%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.73%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.73%) Internet
10 1 (0.73%) Wireless
10 1 (0.73%) Broadband
10 1 (0.73%) SMTP
10 1 (0.73%) Ethernet
10 1 (0.73%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (27.74%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 12 (8.76%) SQL Server 2005
3 9 (6.57%) Oracle Database
4 8 (5.84%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (5.11%) MySQL
5 7 (5.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (3.65%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 5 (3.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle Exadata
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.73%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.73%) QlikView
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.73%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 5 (3.65%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.46%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 16 (11.68%) Finance
2 11 (8.03%) Banking
3 5 (3.65%) Back Office
4 4 (2.92%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.46%) Retail
5 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.73%) Advertising
6 1 (0.73%) Games
6 1 (0.73%) Electronics
6 1 (0.73%) Law
6 1 (0.73%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.73%) Marketing
6 1 (0.73%) Military
6 1 (0.73%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.73%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.73%) .NET
1 1 (0.73%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.73%) COM
1 1 (0.73%) Web Services
1 1 (0.73%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (13.14%) Clustering
2 6 (4.38%) Replication
3 4 (2.92%) Open Source
4 2 (1.46%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.46%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.46%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.46%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.73%) iPad
5 1 (0.73%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.73%) DTV
5 1 (0.73%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.73%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.73%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.73%) iPhone
5 1 (0.73%) Derivative
5 1 (0.73%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 97 (70.80%) Windows
2 57 (41.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (27.01%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (18.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (9.49%) Windows 7
6 12 (8.76%) UNIX
6 12 (8.76%) Linux
7 9 (6.57%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.84%) Windows XP
9 6 (4.38%) CentOS
10 3 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.46%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.46%) Solaris
11 2 (1.46%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.73%) SUSE
12 1 (0.73%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.73%) NetWare
12 1 (0.73%) AIX
12 1 (0.73%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (16.06%) ITIL
2 8 (5.84%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (4.38%) Incident Management
3 6 (4.38%) Problem Management
3 6 (4.38%) Service Management
3 6 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (4.38%) Capacity Management
3 6 (4.38%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (2.92%) PRINCE2
4 4 (2.92%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (2.92%) Migration
5 3 (2.19%) Revenue Management
6 2 (1.46%) Change Management
6 2 (1.46%) Software Deployment
6 2 (1.46%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (0.73%) Computer Architecture
7 1 (0.73%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (0.73%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (0.73%) Database Security
7 1 (0.73%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 42 (30.66%) SQL
2 8 (5.84%) T-SQL
3 7 (5.11%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.92%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.46%) C
6 1 (0.73%) C#
6 1 (0.73%) C++
6 1 (0.73%) Java
6 1 (0.73%) Perl
6 1 (0.73%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.73%) VBScript
6 1 (0.73%) VBA
6 1 (0.73%) VC++
Qualifications
1 22 (16.06%) Security Cleared
2 21 (15.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (10.22%) MCSE
4 12 (8.76%) SC Cleared
5 9 (6.57%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (6.57%) DV Cleared
6 8 (5.84%) CCNA
7 6 (4.38%) MCP
8 5 (3.65%) MCDBA
9 4 (2.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (2.19%) CCNP
10 3 (2.19%) MCT
10 3 (2.19%) Degree
11 2 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.46%) MCITP
11 2 (1.46%) MCSA
11 2 (1.46%) CCA
11 2 (1.46%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.73%) VCP5
12 1 (0.73%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.30%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (49.64%) Active Directory
2 24 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (9.49%) vSphere
4 11 (8.03%) Hyper-V
4 11 (8.03%) XenApp
5 6 (4.38%) XenServer
5 6 (4.38%) NLBS
6 4 (2.92%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.92%) VMware Server
7 3 (2.19%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.46%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (1.46%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.73%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.73%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.73%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.73%) Samba
9 1 (0.73%) NFS
9 1 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (8.76%) SCCM
2 6 (4.38%) SCOM
3 5 (3.65%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.92%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.92%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (2.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (2.19%) WSUS
6 2 (1.46%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.46%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.46%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.73%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.73%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.73%) nmon
7 1 (0.73%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 58 (42.34%) VMware
2 51 (37.23%) Microsoft
3 29 (21.17%) Citrix
4 22 (16.06%) HP
4 22 (16.06%) Cisco
5 10 (7.30%) EMC
5 10 (7.30%) Oracle
6 8 (5.84%) Dell
6 8 (5.84%) Red Hat
7 7 (5.11%) IBM
8 4 (2.92%) Veeam
8 4 (2.92%) Veritas
8 4 (2.92%) CA
9 3 (2.19%) ScanSafe
9 3 (2.19%) Dell KACE
9 3 (2.19%) ServiceNow
9 3 (2.19%) NetApp
9 3 (2.19%) Compaq
9 3 (2.19%) Google
10 2 (1.46%) Infor
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