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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 488 449 439
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 92 131 132
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.19% 0.28% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.30% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 79 59
Average daily rate £269 £290 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.32% +5.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £175 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £280 £265
% change year-on-year
- +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 22 25
Average hourly rate £36.50 £20.75 £18.61
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+75.90% +11.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £13.00 £14.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £26.00 £28.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+126.31% -
Server Support
UK

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
44601 43533 41830
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.51% 94.45% 94.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 29104 27575 25284
Average daily rate £418 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.37% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1612 1743 1871
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.77 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.05 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
London -14 36 £250 -42.85% 17
South East -8 28 £300 +3.44% 16
East of England 0 8 £300 +36.36% 3
Yorkshire -4 7 £455 +65.45% 4
South West +3 5 £200 +17.64% 8
North West -17 4 £275 +96.42% 8
East Midlands -13 2 - - 1
West Midlands -36 2 - - 6
Server Support
UK

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 145 (80.11%) Windows
2 120 (66.30%) Windows Server
3 94 (51.93%) Active Directory
4 79 (43.65%) VMware
5 73 (40.33%) Microsoft
6 67 (37.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 61 (33.70%) SQL Server
8 54 (29.83%) Windows Server 2012
9 51 (28.18%) MS Exchange
10 45 (24.86%) SQL
11 41 (22.65%) VMware Infrastructure
12 37 (20.44%) Windows Server 2003
13 35 (19.34%) ITIL
14 31 (17.13%) Citrix
15 30 (16.57%) MS Excel
15 30 (16.57%) Windows 7
16 29 (16.02%) DNS
17 28 (15.47%) Exchange Server 2010
18 26 (14.36%) SCCM
19 25 (13.81%) PowerShell
19 25 (13.81%) Finance
20 24 (13.26%) MS Office
21 23 (12.71%) vSphere
22 20 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
23 19 (10.50%) HP
23 19 (10.50%) SQL Server 2008
24 18 (9.94%) Security Cleared
25 17 (9.39%) IIS
26 16 (8.84%) DHCP
26 16 (8.84%) Linux

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 51 (28.18%) MS Exchange
2 28 (15.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (9.39%) IIS
4 12 (6.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 12 (6.63%) Lync
5 11 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (4.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 8 (4.42%) SharePoint
8 5 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (2.21%) Apache
10 3 (1.66%) Tomcat
11 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (16.57%) MS Excel
2 24 (13.26%) MS Office
3 3 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.10%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.55%) CA PPM
1 1 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.55%) ReMetrica
1 1 (0.55%) Sage 300 ERP
1 1 (0.55%) Sage CRM
1 1 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.29%) Office 365
2 6 (3.31%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.55%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (16.02%) DNS
2 16 (8.84%) DHCP
2 16 (8.84%) Firewall
3 14 (7.73%) SAN
4 13 (7.18%) Internet
5 12 (6.63%) LAN
5 12 (6.63%) TCP/IP
6 11 (6.08%) WAN
7 9 (4.97%) VoIP
8 4 (2.21%) Intranet
8 4 (2.21%) IP Telephony
9 3 (1.66%) Ethernet
9 3 (1.66%) VPN
10 2 (1.10%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
10 2 (1.10%) LDAP
10 2 (1.10%) Network Security
10 2 (1.10%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.10%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (1.10%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (33.70%) SQL Server
2 19 (10.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (8.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (7.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 11 (6.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (4.97%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (3.87%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.66%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.66%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.10%) Big Data
10 2 (1.10%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.10%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.55%) DB2
11 1 (0.55%) FileMaker
11 1 (0.55%) MySQL
11 1 (0.55%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.21%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.55%) MSI
3 1 (0.55%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.55%) WiX
General
1 25 (13.81%) Finance
2 6 (3.31%) Banking
3 4 (2.21%) Law
3 4 (2.21%) Legal
4 3 (1.66%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.66%) Retail
5 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.55%) Advertising
6 1 (0.55%) Back Office
6 1 (0.55%) Electronics
6 1 (0.55%) French Language
6 1 (0.55%) Marketing
6 1 (0.55%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.55%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.29%) .NET
2 4 (2.21%) .NET Framework
2 4 (2.21%) Middleware
3 3 (1.66%) ASP.NET
3 3 (1.66%) Entity Framework
3 3 (1.66%) HTML
4 2 (1.10%) SAML
5 1 (0.55%) CSS
5 1 (0.55%) J2EE
5 1 (0.55%) jQuery
5 1 (0.55%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.55%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.55%) WCF
5 1 (0.55%) Web Services
5 1 (0.55%) XML
5 1 (0.55%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.73%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.52%) Blackberry
3 7 (3.87%) Driving Licence
4 6 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (3.31%) Clustering
4 6 (3.31%) Replication
5 5 (2.76%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.66%) NHS
7 2 (1.10%) PKI
7 2 (1.10%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.10%) Statistics
7 2 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
8 1 (0.55%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.55%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.55%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.55%) User Experience
8 1 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 145 (80.11%) Windows
2 120 (66.30%) Windows Server
3 67 (37.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 54 (29.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (20.44%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (16.57%) Windows 7
7 16 (8.84%) Linux
8 12 (6.63%) Windows 8
9 8 (4.42%) Unix
10 5 (2.76%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.21%) Android
11 4 (2.21%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.10%) Solaris
12 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.55%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.55%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (19.34%) ITIL
2 11 (6.08%) Migration
3 9 (4.97%) Server Building
4 8 (4.42%) Change Management
4 8 (4.42%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (3.87%) Problem Management
5 7 (3.87%) Time Management
6 6 (3.31%) Service Delivery
7 5 (2.76%) ITIL V3
8 4 (2.21%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (2.21%) Change Control
8 4 (2.21%) Data Migration
8 4 (2.21%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.21%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.21%) Release Management
8 4 (2.21%) Service Management
9 3 (1.66%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (1.66%) ITSM
10 2 (1.10%) CRM
10 2 (1.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (24.86%) SQL
2 25 (13.81%) PowerShell
3 12 (6.63%) C#
4 11 (6.08%) T-SQL
5 4 (2.21%) Java
5 4 (2.21%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.66%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.66%) VB
6 3 (1.66%) VB.NET
7 2 (1.10%) C
7 2 (1.10%) VB6
8 1 (0.55%) COBOL
8 1 (0.55%) Perl
8 1 (0.55%) PHP
8 1 (0.55%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (9.94%) Security Cleared
3 12 (6.63%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.08%) MCSE
5 9 (4.97%) Degree
6 8 (4.42%) MCSA
7 5 (2.76%) MCP
8 4 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.66%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.66%) CCNA
9 3 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.66%) DBS Check
10 2 (1.10%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.10%) MCITP
11 1 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.55%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.55%) MCSD
11 1 (0.55%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (6.63%) SLA
2 2 (1.10%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.55%) HL7
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.55%) TickIT
System Software
1 94 (51.93%) Active Directory
2 41 (22.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (12.71%) vSphere
4 15 (8.29%) XenApp
5 14 (7.73%) Hyper-V
6 8 (4.42%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (4.42%) XenDesktop
7 6 (3.31%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.21%) VMware Server
9 3 (1.66%) XenServer
10 2 (1.10%) Brightmail
10 2 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.10%) Firmware
10 2 (1.10%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.10%) MetaFrame
10 2 (1.10%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 26 (14.36%) SCCM
2 11 (6.08%) Backup Exec
3 10 (5.52%) WSUS
4 9 (4.97%) NetBackup
4 9 (4.97%) SCOM
5 6 (3.31%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (2.76%) SCOrch
6 5 (2.76%) SCVMM
7 3 (1.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 2 (1.10%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.10%) Puppet
8 2 (1.10%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.55%) DameWare
9 1 (0.55%) Foglight
9 1 (0.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (0.55%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.55%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 79 (43.65%) VMware
2 73 (40.33%) Microsoft
3 31 (17.13%) Citrix
4 19 (10.50%) HP
5 15 (8.29%) Cisco
6 10 (5.52%) Symantec
7 8 (4.42%) McAfee
8 6 (3.31%) Dell
9 4 (2.21%) NetApp
9 4 (2.21%) Oracle
9 4 (2.21%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.21%) Remedy
9 4 (2.21%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.66%) EMC
10 3 (1.66%) Google
10 3 (1.66%) IBM
10 3 (1.66%) Sophos
11 2 (1.10%) CA
11 2 (1.10%) Compaq
11 2 (1.10%) Intel
City, London
ninesharp
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
People Source Consulting
Rate: £180.00 - £185.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Greythorn
Rate: £46 per hour
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Oscar
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Senitor Associates
Rate: £160 - £200 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £550.00 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago