The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support 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 Support in their job title over the 3 months to 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 380 382 307
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -75
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 18 11 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.085% 0.051% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.055% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 24
Average daily rate
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£320 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £161 £260 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £240 £200
% change year-on-year
+16.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 16
Average hourly rate - £18.61 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.25 £22.75
% change year-on-year
+28.39% -10.98%
Server Support
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
19545 20081 18032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.53% 93.17% 93.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 13847 13699 12141
Average daily rate £440 £435 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.14% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 327 376 496
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.73 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in London

Server Support
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Server Support Daily Rate Trend in London

Server Support
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Support across the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 2015.

Server Support Daily Rate Histogram in London

Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in London

Server Support
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 Support within the London region over the 3 months to 30 January 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 - 3 £500 - 2
Greenwich - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Rainham - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Server Support
England

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 29 (70.73%) Windows
2 22 (53.66%) Microsoft
3 21 (51.22%) Active Directory
4 19 (46.34%) VMware
5 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (31.71%) Citrix
7 10 (24.39%) SAN
7 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
8 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 9 (21.95%) Linux
8 9 (21.95%) UNIX
8 9 (21.95%) SCCM
9 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
9 8 (19.51%) XenApp
10 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
10 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
10 7 (17.07%) Banking
10 7 (17.07%) EMC
11 6 (14.63%) Finance
11 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (14.63%) Hitachi
11 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
11 6 (14.63%) XenDesktop
11 6 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (12.20%) Dell
12 5 (12.20%) SQL
12 5 (12.20%) MCSE
13 4 (9.76%) Migration
13 4 (9.76%) VMware ESX

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 8 (19.51%) MS Exchange
2 3 (7.32%) SharePoint
2 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.88%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.44%) IIS
4 1 (2.44%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (2.44%) MS Project Server
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.44%) Lync
Applications
1 2 (4.88%) MS Office
1 2 (4.88%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (24.39%) SAN
2 7 (17.07%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.76%) WAN
3 4 (9.76%) DNS
4 3 (7.32%) LAN
4 3 (7.32%) Firewall
5 2 (4.88%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (4.88%) VPN
6 1 (2.44%) SSL
6 1 (2.44%) ADSL
6 1 (2.44%) MPLS
6 1 (2.44%) Wireless
6 1 (2.44%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.44%) VLAN
6 1 (2.44%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (2.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.32%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 2 (4.88%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.44%) MySQL
4 1 (2.44%) FileMaker
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.44%) Big Data
4 1 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (17.07%) Banking
2 6 (14.63%) Finance
3 2 (4.88%) Investment Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.44%) Back Office
4 1 (2.44%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.32%) .NET
2 2 (4.88%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.44%) Client/Server
1 1 (2.44%) Blackberry
1 1 (2.44%) PKI
1 1 (2.44%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 29 (70.73%) Windows
2 14 (34.15%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (21.95%) Linux
4 9 (21.95%) UNIX
5 6 (14.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.32%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.88%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (2.44%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (9.76%) Migration
2 3 (7.32%) ITIL
2 3 (7.32%) Asset Management
3 2 (4.88%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (4.88%) Performance Management
3 2 (4.88%) Service Management
4 1 (2.44%) ETL
4 1 (2.44%) RAD
4 1 (2.44%) Quality Management
4 1 (2.44%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.44%) Change Management
4 1 (2.44%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.44%) WAN Optimisation
4 1 (2.44%) Service Desk Management
4 1 (2.44%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (2.44%) Change Control
4 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.44%) Capacity Management
4 1 (2.44%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.20%) SQL
2 3 (7.32%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.44%) VBA
3 1 (2.44%) C#
3 1 (2.44%) C++
3 1 (2.44%) Java
3 1 (2.44%) Perl
3 1 (2.44%) PL/SQL
3 1 (2.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 6 (14.63%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (12.20%) MCSE
3 1 (2.44%) MCP
3 1 (2.44%) CCNA
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.44%) Degree
3 1 (2.44%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.88%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (51.22%) Active Directory
2 9 (21.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (19.51%) XenApp
4 6 (14.63%) XenDesktop
5 4 (9.76%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.44%) vSphere
6 1 (2.44%) UAG
Systems Management
1 9 (21.95%) SCCM
2 3 (7.32%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.88%) SCOM
4 1 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 22 (53.66%) Microsoft
2 19 (46.34%) VMware
3 13 (31.71%) Citrix
4 7 (17.07%) EMC
5 6 (14.63%) Hitachi
5 6 (14.63%) Red Hat
6 5 (12.20%) Dell
7 4 (9.76%) Cisco
8 3 (7.32%) CommVault
8 3 (7.32%) Symantec
9 2 (4.88%) Riverbed
9 2 (4.88%) HP
9 2 (4.88%) Oracle
10 1 (2.44%) IBM
10 1 (2.44%) Avaya
10 1 (2.44%) Juniper
10 1 (2.44%) Reuters
10 1 (2.44%) Bloomberg
10 1 (2.44%) NetIQ
10 1 (2.44%) Apple
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