The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Kent 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 9 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 47 39 31
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 1 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 0.33% 0.36% 1.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.37% 2.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate £180 - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £280 £265
% change year-on-year
-4.01% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +66.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £18.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+141.09% -3.94%
Server Support
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Kent 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
Kent
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
284 267 199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Kent 92.81% 97.09% 93.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 151 117
Average daily rate £338 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £125 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 16
Average hourly rate £13.00 £9.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+44.44% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £9.00 £8.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £128.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

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

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in Kent

Server Support
Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Server Support Daily Rate Trend in Kent

Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
3 1 (33.33%) MPLS
3 1 (33.33%) OSPF
3 1 (33.33%) BGP
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
3 1 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in Kent by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Kent 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 3 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
1 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) BGP
1 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) MPLS
1 1 (33.33%) OSPF
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) CCNP
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (33.33%) MCSE
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) XenApp
2 2 (66.67%) XenDesktop
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Foglight
1 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds