The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Specialist role in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Server Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Specialist
Rank 395 385 381
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Server Specialist 8 10 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.036% 0.044% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.048% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 8 12
Average daily rate
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£320 £375 £575
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% -34.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £308 £425
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £397 £625
UK excluding London average daily rate £328 £490 £350
% change year-on-year
-33.16% +40.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 - -
Server Specialist
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 London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
20445 21023 20332
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.24% 92.91% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 14135 14816 13711
Average daily rate £450 £425 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £271 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 371 455
Average hourly rate £18.71 £17.50 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.91% -12.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

Server Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Server Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in London

Server Specialist
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Server Specialist Daily Rate Trend in London

Server Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Specialist across the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Server Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in London

Server Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Server Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in London

Server Specialist
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015. 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
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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
City of London +7 1 £313 -16.66%
Server Specialist
England

Server Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Server Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Migration
3 5 (55.56%) WebSphere
3 5 (55.56%) CA Wily
3 5 (55.56%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (55.56%) Solaris
3 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 5 (55.56%) Introscope
4 4 (44.44%) zOS
4 4 (44.44%) CICS
4 4 (44.44%) CA
4 4 (44.44%) AIX
4 4 (44.44%) DB2
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) Jython
4 4 (44.44%) WebSphere Process Server
4 4 (44.44%) WebSphere Portal
4 4 (44.44%) LPAR
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 3 (33.33%) HP
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) Finance
6 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
6 2 (22.22%) NetApp
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) SAN
6 2 (22.22%) SQL
6 2 (22.22%) SQL Server

Server Specialist
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London region that cited Server Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (55.56%) WebSphere
1 5 (55.56%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (44.44%) CICS
2 4 (44.44%) WebSphere Process Server
2 4 (44.44%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (11.11%) Apache
3 1 (11.11%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Google Apps
2 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
1 2 (22.22%) SAN
1 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) LDAP
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) DB2
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Introscope
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) LPAR
2 2 (22.22%) Clustering
3 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (11.11%) PKI
3 1 (11.11%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Solaris
2 5 (55.56%) Linux
3 4 (44.44%) zOS
3 4 (44.44%) AIX
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Migration
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 2 (22.22%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
4 1 (11.11%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Jython
2 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (11.11%) Java
3 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
1 1 (11.11%) MCSE
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) CA Wily
2 2 (22.22%) SCCM
3 1 (11.11%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) CA
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (22.22%) NetApp
3 2 (22.22%) SolarWinds
4 1 (11.11%) Google