The first table below looks at the demand for the Server Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Essex 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 17 April 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 Essex 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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 63 43 39
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.39% 0.73% 1.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.80% 1.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Average daily rate - £180 £180
UK excluding London average daily rate £264 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+5.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-34.00% +38.88%
Job Titles Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
711 377 398
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 93.55% 91.50% 92.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 411 182 194
Average daily rate £375 £325 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £120 £110
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 73 62
Average hourly rate £32.75 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.16% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -8.90%
Server Support
East of England

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Server Support in the job title across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

Server Support
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Server Support across the Essex region.

Server Support Daily Rate Trend in Essex

Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Server Support across the Essex region.

Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

Server Support
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 3 months to 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Colchester -1 1 - -
Server Support
East of England

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) VoIP
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (25.00%) SAN
3 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
4 1 (12.50%) Web Design
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
4 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
4 1 (12.50%) SCOM
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
4 1 (12.50%) NHS
4 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
4 1 (12.50%) Symantec
4 1 (12.50%) CAD
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) LAN

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) VoIP
1 2 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) Wireless
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Publishing
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) NHS
1 1 (12.50%) Thin Client
1 1 (12.50%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Linux
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) CAD
1 1 (12.50%) Project Management
1 1 (12.50%) Service Management
1 1 (12.50%) Web Design
1 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCSE
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Tivoli
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 2 (25.00%) HP
1 2 (25.00%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) IBM
2 1 (12.50%) NetApp
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
2 1 (12.50%) Symantec