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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 374 392 342
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -50
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 28 12 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.13% 0.054% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.058% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 9 19
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £270 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £400 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £263 £261 £250
% change year-on-year
+0.47% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
Average hourly rate - £18.61 £12.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +55.08%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -31.25%
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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
19804 20828 19241
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.62% 92.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13695 14255 13119
Average daily rate £450 £425 £440
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -3.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £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 359 399 399
Average hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +22 7 £400 +100.00%
Greenwich - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Hounslow - - - -
Ilford - - - -
Rainham - - - -
Sidcup - - - -
Wembley - - - -
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England

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 25 (59.52%) Windows
2 22 (52.38%) Active Directory
3 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
4 18 (42.86%) SQL Server
5 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (28.57%) VMware
6 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (23.81%) SQL
7 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (23.81%) SCCM
8 8 (19.05%) DNS
8 8 (19.05%) MS Exchange
8 8 (19.05%) Finance
9 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
9 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
10 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 6 (14.29%) DTS
10 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
10 6 (14.29%) Citrix
11 5 (11.90%) VMware ESX
11 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
11 5 (11.90%) ETL
11 5 (11.90%) ITIL
11 5 (11.90%) MCSE
11 5 (11.90%) IIS
11 5 (11.90%) Problem Management
11 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
12 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
12 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.90%) IIS
3 4 (9.52%) SharePoint
4 2 (4.76%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
4 2 (4.76%) SharePoint 2010
4 2 (4.76%) Lync
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.38%) Adobe CQ
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (2.38%) MS Project Server
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.38%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (2.38%) Apache
5 1 (2.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.52%) MS Office
3 3 (7.14%) MS Project
4 1 (2.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (2.38%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.38%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (2.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (19.05%) DNS
2 6 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 4 (9.52%) VPN
4 3 (7.14%) SAN
4 3 (7.14%) Firewall
5 2 (4.76%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (4.76%) SSL
5 2 (4.76%) WAN
6 1 (2.38%) DHCP
6 1 (2.38%) HTTP
6 1 (2.38%) LDAP
6 1 (2.38%) ADSL
6 1 (2.38%) LAN
6 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.38%) NAS
6 1 (2.38%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.38%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 1 (2.38%) Wireless
6 1 (2.38%) VLAN
6 1 (2.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) DTS
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (11.90%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (9.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (2.38%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.38%) FileMaker
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.38%) QlikView
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (2.38%) MySQL
6 1 (2.38%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) ERwin
1 1 (2.38%) Introscope
General
1 8 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (7.14%) Banking
3 2 (4.76%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.38%) Back Office
4 1 (2.38%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.52%) HTML
2 1 (2.38%) .NET
2 1 (2.38%) JSP
2 1 (2.38%) Middleware
2 1 (2.38%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.14%) Client/Server
2 2 (4.76%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.76%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.38%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.38%) Replication
3 1 (2.38%) Clustering
3 1 (2.38%) Tandem
3 1 (2.38%) PKI
3 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
3 1 (2.38%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (59.52%) Windows
2 14 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (9.52%) Linux
6 3 (7.14%) UNIX
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X Server
8 1 (2.38%) HPUX
8 1 (2.38%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (11.90%) ITIL
1 5 (11.90%) ETL
1 5 (11.90%) Problem Management
2 4 (9.52%) Migration
3 3 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (7.14%) Asset Management
3 3 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (4.76%) BCP
4 2 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.76%) Change Management
4 2 (4.76%) ITSM
4 2 (4.76%) Validation
5 1 (2.38%) Service Management
5 1 (2.38%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.38%) Time Management
5 1 (2.38%) Performance Management
5 1 (2.38%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.38%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.38%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.38%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (23.81%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 3 (7.14%) C#
4 2 (4.76%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.38%) Python
5 1 (2.38%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.38%) Jython
5 1 (2.38%) Java
5 1 (2.38%) Perl
5 1 (2.38%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (11.90%) MCSE
1 5 (11.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (7.14%) Degree
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 22 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (11.90%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.76%) XenApp
4 2 (4.76%) vSphere
5 1 (2.38%) UAG
5 1 (2.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (23.81%) SCCM
2 2 (4.76%) SCOM
2 2 (4.76%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.38%) WSUS
3 1 (2.38%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 20 (47.62%) Microsoft
2 12 (28.57%) VMware
3 6 (14.29%) Citrix
4 3 (7.14%) Cisco
4 3 (7.14%) CommVault
5 2 (4.76%) HP
5 2 (4.76%) Dell
5 2 (4.76%) Symantec
5 2 (4.76%) Riverbed
5 2 (4.76%) Oracle
6 1 (2.38%) F5
6 1 (2.38%) AppDynamics
6 1 (2.38%) SonicWALL
6 1 (2.38%) Tradeweb
6 1 (2.38%) Veeam
6 1 (2.38%) Remedy
6 1 (2.38%) ATG
6 1 (2.38%) NetApp
6 1 (2.38%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.38%) Apple