The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the England region that had Server Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 24 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Support
UK / England
Rank 549 523 486
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 30 89 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.072% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.076% 0.20% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 54 61
Median daily rate £175 £225 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £154 £180 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £336 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £198 £228 £275
% change year-on-year
-13.18% -17.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 26
Median hourly rate £19.00 £36.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-47.94% +102.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £13.45 £12.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.40 £45.10 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £43.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-55.81% +138.88%

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
39661 45341 45243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 94.70% 95.08% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 26048 29636 28290
Median daily rate £425 £422 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.83% +5.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1399 1520 1797
Median hourly rate £19.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £49.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of IT contracts across the England region that featured Server Support in the job title.

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 February 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support within the England region over the 3 months to 24 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +3 10 £175 -17.64% 7
South East -12 9 £235 +3.86% 5
Yorkshire +22 4 £350 +2.94%
West Midlands +12 3 £200 -
North West +21 2 £165 -42.60% 1
South West +10 1 £160 -15.78% 2
East of England +1 1 £160 -34.35% 1
Server Support
UK

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, Server Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Server Support in the job title.

1 57 (77.03%) Windows
2 46 (62.16%) Windows Server
3 33 (44.59%) Active Directory
4 29 (39.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (37.84%) Microsoft
6 23 (31.08%) DNS
7 22 (29.73%) DHCP
8 21 (28.38%) VMware
9 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (22.97%) MS Exchange
10 17 (22.97%) MS Office
11 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (17.57%) ITIL
13 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
13 11 (14.86%) SQL
13 11 (14.86%) SLA
14 10 (13.51%) Citrix
14 10 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
14 10 (13.51%) Windows 7
15 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
16 8 (10.81%) XenApp
16 8 (10.81%) Office 365
17 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
17 7 (9.46%) Linux
17 7 (9.46%) MS Excel
17 7 (9.46%) Server Building
18 6 (8.11%) ThinPrint
18 6 (8.11%) HP
18 6 (8.11%) Incident Management
18 6 (8.11%) SCCM

Server Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (22.97%) MS Exchange
2 10 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (4.05%) IIS
5 2 (2.70%) Apache
5 2 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (22.97%) MS Office
2 7 (9.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
1 1 (1.35%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.81%) Office 365
2 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 23 (31.08%) DNS
2 22 (29.73%) DHCP
3 4 (5.41%) Firewall
3 4 (5.41%) TCP/IP
3 4 (5.41%) VPN
4 3 (4.05%) Ethernet
4 3 (4.05%) SAN
4 3 (4.05%) VoIP
5 2 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (2.70%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.35%) 3G
6 1 (1.35%) 802.11
6 1 (1.35%) Internet
6 1 (1.35%) Intranet
6 1 (1.35%) LAN
6 1 (1.35%) OSPF
6 1 (1.35%) Skype
6 1 (1.35%) SMS
6 1 (1.35%) SMTP
6 1 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) MS Access
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.35%) Hadoop
3 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.35%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 5 (6.76%) Retail
2 4 (5.41%) Finance
3 3 (4.05%) Banking
4 2 (2.70%) Legal
5 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.35%) Law
5 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.70%) Web Services
2 1 (1.35%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.35%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Smartphone
2 2 (2.70%) Blackberry
2 2 (2.70%) Clustering
2 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (1.35%) Derivative
3 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
3 1 (1.35%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.35%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (1.35%) iPad
3 1 (1.35%) iPhone
3 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.35%) NHS
3 1 (1.35%) Replication
3 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 57 (77.03%) Windows
2 46 (62.16%) Windows Server
3 29 (39.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (24.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (13.51%) Windows 7
7 7 (9.46%) Linux
8 5 (6.76%) Android
8 5 (6.76%) Windows XP
9 4 (5.41%) Apple iOS
9 4 (5.41%) Unix
10 3 (4.05%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.70%) CentOS
11 2 (2.70%) SUSE
11 2 (2.70%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.70%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X Server
12 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000
12 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (17.57%) ITIL
2 7 (9.46%) Server Building
3 6 (8.11%) Incident Management
4 5 (6.76%) Asset Management
4 5 (6.76%) Migration
4 5 (6.76%) Problem Management
4 5 (6.76%) Time Management
5 4 (5.41%) Statistics
6 3 (4.05%) Change Management
6 3 (4.05%) Patch Management
7 2 (2.70%) Business Transformation
7 2 (2.70%) Password Management
7 2 (2.70%) Protective Monitoring
8 1 (1.35%) DevOps
8 1 (1.35%) Email Migration
8 1 (1.35%) Line Management
8 1 (1.35%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.35%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (1.35%) Software Delivery
8 1 (1.35%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 11 (14.86%) SQL
2 5 (6.76%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (1.35%) Python
Qualifications
1 11 (14.86%) Security Cleared
2 7 (9.46%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.70%) CCNA
4 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.70%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.70%) MCSA
5 1 (1.35%) A+ Certification
5 1 (1.35%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.35%) Degree
5 1 (1.35%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (14.86%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (44.59%) Active Directory
2 8 (10.81%) XenApp
3 6 (8.11%) vSphere
3 6 (8.11%) XenDesktop
4 5 (6.76%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.76%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (4.05%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.70%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.35%) Firmware
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.35%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 6 (8.11%) SCCM
2 3 (4.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (2.70%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.70%) Netcool
4 1 (1.35%) Ambari
4 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.35%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.35%) Puppet
4 1 (1.35%) SafeCom
4 1 (1.35%) SCOM
4 1 (1.35%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.35%) Unicenter
4 1 (1.35%) WSUS
4 1 (1.35%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (37.84%) Microsoft
2 21 (28.38%) VMware
3 10 (13.51%) Citrix
4 6 (8.11%) HP
4 6 (8.11%) ThinPrint
5 5 (6.76%) Cisco
6 4 (5.41%) Veeam
7 3 (4.05%) Apple
7 3 (4.05%) Dell
7 3 (4.05%) EMC
7 3 (4.05%) Oracle
8 2 (2.70%) CheckPoint
8 2 (2.70%) F5
8 2 (2.70%) IBM
8 2 (2.70%) Intel Security
8 2 (2.70%) Veritas
9 1 (1.35%) Becrypt
9 1 (1.35%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.35%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.35%) ServiceNow