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 22 October 2014 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 391 411 376
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 23 22 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.095% 0.087% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.094% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 13 17
Average daily rate
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£375 £325 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £185 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £375 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £268 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.82% -2.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Average hourly rate £25.50 £31.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.04% +14.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £16.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+124.24% +3.93%
Server Support
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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
22433 23506 22981
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.34% 93.09% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 15862 16190 15310
Average daily rate £425 £430 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.16% -1.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £270 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 451 404 538
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.80 £19.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.91% -3.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £44.62 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.30 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+0.30% -7.14%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 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
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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 +24 11 £450 +20.00% 2
Beckenham - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Server Support
England

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 19 (48.72%) Microsoft
3 18 (46.15%) VMware
4 17 (43.59%) Active Directory
5 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (35.90%) Citrix
6 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (30.77%) UNIX
7 12 (30.77%) XenApp
8 11 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (28.21%) Banking
9 10 (25.64%) ITIL
10 9 (23.08%) Linux
10 9 (23.08%) Cisco
10 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
10 9 (23.08%) SAN
11 7 (17.95%) EMC
11 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (15.38%) XenDesktop
12 6 (15.38%) Service Management
12 6 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 6 (15.38%) Hitachi
12 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
12 6 (15.38%) HP
12 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
12 6 (15.38%) Windows XP
12 6 (15.38%) LAN
12 6 (15.38%) WAN
13 5 (12.82%) SQL
14 4 (10.26%) Backup Exec

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 9 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.56%) IIS
3 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 9 (23.08%) SAN
2 6 (15.38%) LAN
2 6 (15.38%) WAN
3 2 (5.13%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.13%) DNS
4 1 (2.56%) SMTP
4 1 (2.56%) DHCP
4 1 (2.56%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.56%) Firewall
4 1 (2.56%) Wireless
4 1 (2.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.56%) Big Data
2 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.56%) FileMaker
2 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
2 1 (2.56%) MySQL
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 11 (28.21%) Banking
2 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Investment Banking
3 2 (5.13%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (7.69%) .NET
2 2 (5.13%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.13%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.56%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 30 (76.92%) Windows
2 16 (41.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (35.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (30.77%) UNIX
5 9 (23.08%) Linux
6 6 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (15.38%) Windows XP
7 3 (7.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.13%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) ITIL
2 6 (15.38%) Service Management
3 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (5.13%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.56%) Change Control
4 1 (2.56%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (2.56%) Service Desk Management
4 1 (2.56%) ETL
4 1 (2.56%) RAD
4 1 (2.56%) ITSM
4 1 (2.56%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.56%) Quality Management
4 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
4 1 (2.56%) Change Management
4 1 (2.56%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (12.82%) SQL
2 2 (5.13%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.56%) Bash Shell
3 1 (2.56%) VBScript
3 1 (2.56%) VBA
3 1 (2.56%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) C++
3 1 (2.56%) Java
3 1 (2.56%) Perl
3 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (7.69%) MCP
2 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.13%) MCSE
2 2 (5.13%) CCNA
3 1 (2.56%) CCA
3 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (2.56%) CCNP
3 1 (2.56%) Degree
3 1 (2.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (43.59%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.77%) XenApp
3 11 (28.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (15.38%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.13%) VMware Server
5 2 (5.13%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.56%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Backup Exec
1 4 (10.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 19 (48.72%) Microsoft
2 18 (46.15%) VMware
3 14 (35.90%) Citrix
4 9 (23.08%) Cisco
5 7 (17.95%) EMC
6 6 (15.38%) Hitachi
6 6 (15.38%) Red Hat
6 6 (15.38%) HP
7 4 (10.26%) IBM
7 4 (10.26%) Dell
7 4 (10.26%) Dell KACE
7 4 (10.26%) ScanSafe
8 2 (5.13%) Oracle
9 1 (2.56%) Becrypt
9 1 (2.56%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.56%) Apple
9 1 (2.56%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.56%) CommVault
9 1 (2.56%) Reuters
9 1 (2.56%) Bloomberg
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