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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 507 491 446
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 72 62 78
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.15% 0.13% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 38 49
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£325 £261 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.40% -5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £208 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 10 13
Average hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.00 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £24.85 £31.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -20.00%
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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
45428 44376 39335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.34% 92.50% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 28584 27952 23212
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1800 1857 2029
Average hourly rate £16.54 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.70% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.77
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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
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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 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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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 +1 26 £350 -12.50% 3
South East -20 11 £288 +15.00% 2
South West +18 9 £350 - 6
East of England +15 9 £294 +30.55%
West Midlands -9 5 £243 +1.04%
North West -19 5 £270 +2.85% 2
East Midlands -10 3 - -
Yorkshire -17 3 - -
North East -16 1 - - 1
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Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 102 (77.27%) Windows
2 73 (55.30%) Active Directory
3 64 (48.48%) Microsoft
4 60 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (37.12%) VMware
6 47 (35.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (23.48%) SQL Server
9 28 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 24 (18.18%) HP
10 24 (18.18%) vSphere
11 23 (17.42%) SQL
12 20 (15.15%) MS Excel
12 20 (15.15%) DNS
12 20 (15.15%) SCCM
13 19 (14.39%) MS Exchange
13 19 (14.39%) Citrix
14 18 (13.64%) ITIL
14 18 (13.64%) Hyper-V
15 17 (12.88%) IIS
16 15 (11.36%) SAN
16 15 (11.36%) WAN
17 14 (10.61%) DHCP
18 13 (9.85%) Security Cleared
18 13 (9.85%) Windows 7
19 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
20 11 (8.33%) LAN
20 11 (8.33%) MCSE
20 11 (8.33%) Finance
20 11 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 19 (14.39%) MS Exchange
2 17 (12.88%) IIS
3 6 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.79%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.03%) Lync
5 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.27%) WebSphere
6 3 (2.27%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.27%) Apache
6 3 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.52%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.76%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.76%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.76%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 20 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.79%) MS Office
3 3 (2.27%) MS Project
4 1 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.52%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.52%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.76%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.30%) Office 365
3 2 (1.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (15.15%) DNS
2 15 (11.36%) SAN
2 15 (11.36%) WAN
3 14 (10.61%) DHCP
4 11 (8.33%) LAN
5 10 (7.58%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.55%) Firewall
7 5 (3.79%) VPN
8 3 (2.27%) SSL
8 3 (2.27%) LDAP
9 2 (1.52%) DDNS
9 2 (1.52%) MPLS
9 2 (1.52%) Internet
9 2 (1.52%) Network Security
10 1 (0.76%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (0.76%) VLAN
10 1 (0.76%) NAS
10 1 (0.76%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.76%) Wireless
10 1 (0.76%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (23.48%) SQL Server
2 10 (7.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (4.55%) DTS
3 6 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (2.27%) RDBMS
5 3 (2.27%) MySQL
5 3 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.27%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.76%) QlikView
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.76%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.76%) ERwin
2 1 (0.76%) Introscope
General
1 11 (8.33%) Finance
2 3 (2.27%) Banking
2 3 (2.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.76%) Marketing
3 1 (0.76%) Local Government
3 1 (0.76%) Retail
3 1 (0.76%) Advertising
3 1 (0.76%) Legal
3 1 (0.76%) Electronics
3 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.55%) Web Services
2 4 (3.03%) .NET
2 4 (3.03%) HTML
3 2 (1.52%) Middleware
4 1 (0.76%) JSP
4 1 (0.76%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 6 (4.55%) Clustering
2 5 (3.79%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.03%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 4 (3.03%) NHS
4 3 (2.27%) PKI
4 3 (2.27%) PDA
4 3 (2.27%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.27%) Thin Client
4 3 (2.27%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.52%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.52%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.52%) Replication
5 2 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.76%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.76%) iPhone
6 1 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.76%) Tandem
6 1 (0.76%) DTV
6 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 102 (77.27%) Windows
2 60 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (35.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (9.85%) Windows 7
6 10 (7.58%) Linux
7 7 (5.30%) UNIX
8 5 (3.79%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 4 (3.03%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.03%) NetWare
9 4 (3.03%) SUSE
10 3 (2.27%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.52%) HPUX
12 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (13.64%) ITIL
2 7 (5.30%) Problem Management
3 5 (3.79%) Change Management
3 5 (3.79%) ETL
4 4 (3.03%) Performance Monitoring
4 4 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (3.03%) Migration
4 4 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (3.03%) Asset Management
5 3 (2.27%) ITSM
5 3 (2.27%) ERP
5 3 (2.27%) WAN Optimisation
5 3 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (1.52%) Capacity Management
6 2 (1.52%) ITIL V3
6 2 (1.52%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (1.52%) CRM
6 2 (1.52%) Service Management
6 2 (1.52%) CMMI
6 2 (1.52%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (17.42%) SQL
2 4 (3.03%) T-SQL
2 4 (3.03%) C#
2 4 (3.03%) Java
2 4 (3.03%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.27%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.52%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.76%) Jython
5 1 (0.76%) Perl
5 1 (0.76%) Python
Qualifications
1 13 (9.85%) Security Cleared
2 12 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (8.33%) MCSE
4 7 (5.30%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (2.27%) HNC
6 2 (1.52%) MCSA
6 2 (1.52%) MCP
6 2 (1.52%) MCITP
6 2 (1.52%) DV Cleared
6 2 (1.52%) Degree
7 1 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.76%) QA
1 1 (0.76%) SLA
System Software
1 73 (55.30%) Active Directory
2 28 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (18.18%) vSphere
4 18 (13.64%) Hyper-V
5 11 (8.33%) XenApp
6 6 (4.55%) VMware ESX
7 5 (3.79%) XenServer
8 4 (3.03%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (2.27%) VMware ESXi
9 3 (2.27%) UAG
10 2 (1.52%) DFS Replication
10 2 (1.52%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.52%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.76%) Xen
11 1 (0.76%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.76%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.76%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 20 (15.15%) SCCM
2 10 (7.58%) SCOM
3 8 (6.06%) HP Data Protector
4 4 (3.03%) ZENworks
4 4 (3.03%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.27%) WSUS
5 3 (2.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.52%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.52%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.76%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.76%) SCSM
7 1 (0.76%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 64 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 49 (37.12%) VMware
3 24 (18.18%) HP
4 19 (14.39%) Citrix
5 9 (6.82%) Dell
6 7 (5.30%) IBM
7 4 (3.03%) Cisco
7 4 (3.03%) Symantec
7 4 (3.03%) Juniper
7 4 (3.03%) NetApp
7 4 (3.03%) Novell
8 3 (2.27%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.27%) CommVault
8 3 (2.27%) Sophos
8 3 (2.27%) SAP
9 2 (1.52%) GFI Software
9 2 (1.52%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.52%) Veeam
9 2 (1.52%) Riverbed
9 2 (1.52%) Oracle
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