The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 55 53 54
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 4 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.75% 0.23% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.79% 0.24% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 4
Average daily rate £325 £225 £168
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% +34.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £225 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £225 £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £280 £265
% change year-on-year
- +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £19.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £19.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+126.31% -
Server Support
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Essex 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
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
508 412 554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 95.85% 95.81% 94.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 288 229 315
Average daily rate £400 £325 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -18.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £160 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £490 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 57 65
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £25.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -35.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £40.00 £37.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Support across the Essex region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

Server Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 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
Chelmsford - 1 £225 -
Server Support
East of England

Server Support
Top 13 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (50.00%) Finance
3 1 (16.67%) VMware
3 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) vSphere
1 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) VMware