The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the London region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 387 372 395
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 19 31 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.083% 0.13% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.090% 0.14% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 13 11
Average daily rate
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£400 £320 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £254 £191 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £444 £445 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £258
% change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 6 5
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% +18.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £21.25 £29.00
% change year-on-year
-10.58% -26.72%
Job Titles Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
21143 22043 24232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.79% 92.40% 92.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 14595 14981 15695
Average daily rate £425 £443 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% +4.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 393 477 629
Average hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £12.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £43.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.47 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.55% -2.94%
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England

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 11 July 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 11 July 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 +18 4 £245 -27.94% 3
Hounslow - 1 - -
Teddington - - - -
Brentford - - - -
Hayes - - - -
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England

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (36.36%) SQL
4 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 11 (33.33%) Finance
4 11 (33.33%) VMware
4 11 (33.33%) Banking
5 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
6 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
7 8 (24.24%) Citrix
8 7 (21.21%) ITIL
8 7 (21.21%) LAN
8 7 (21.21%) Oracle
8 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database
9 6 (18.18%) XenApp
9 6 (18.18%) WAN
9 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
9 6 (18.18%) HP
10 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (12.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (12.12%) Cisco
10 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
11 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
11 3 (9.09%) vSphere
11 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
11 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 6 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.03%) IIS
3 1 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) LAN
2 6 (18.18%) WAN
3 3 (9.09%) SAN
4 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.06%) DNS
5 1 (3.03%) Wireless
5 1 (3.03%) NAS
5 1 (3.03%) SMTP
5 1 (3.03%) DHCP
5 1 (3.03%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (21.21%) Oracle Database
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.03%) MySQL
General
1 11 (33.33%) Finance
1 11 (33.33%) Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Investment Banking
2 1 (3.03%) Law
2 1 (3.03%) Advertising
2 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
2 1 (3.03%) Back Office
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Fixed Income
2 1 (3.03%) Clustering
2 1 (3.03%) Derivative
2 1 (3.03%) Statistics
2 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 22 (66.67%) Windows
2 15 (45.45%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (12.12%) Windows 7
5 3 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 3 (9.09%) UNIX
6 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.06%) Linux
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.03%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.03%) NetWare
7 1 (3.03%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (21.21%) ITIL
2 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.06%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (6.06%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (6.06%) Service Management
4 1 (3.03%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (3.03%) Change Control
4 1 (3.03%) Database Security
4 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (3.03%) ITSM
4 1 (3.03%) Asset Management
4 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis
4 1 (3.03%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (3.03%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.03%) Integration Testing
4 1 (3.03%) Time Management
4 1 (3.03%) Revenue Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (6.06%) T-SQL
3 1 (3.03%) VBScript
3 1 (3.03%) VBA
3 1 (3.03%) VC++
3 1 (3.03%) C++
3 1 (3.03%) Java
3 1 (3.03%) Perl
3 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.09%) MCP
2 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
2 3 (9.09%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.06%) Degree
3 2 (6.06%) MCSE
3 2 (6.06%) CCNA
4 1 (3.03%) CCA
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.03%) MCITP
4 1 (3.03%) MCSA
4 1 (3.03%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.06%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (30.30%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (18.18%) XenApp
4 3 (9.09%) vSphere
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (3.03%) ISA Server
5 1 (3.03%) VMware ESX
5 1 (3.03%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.03%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (12.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.03%) WSUS
2 1 (3.03%) SCCM
Vendors
1 15 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 11 (33.33%) VMware
3 8 (24.24%) Citrix
4 7 (21.21%) Oracle
5 6 (18.18%) HP
6 4 (12.12%) Cisco
7 3 (9.09%) IBM
8 1 (3.03%) AppSense
8 1 (3.03%) Dell KACE
8 1 (3.03%) Becrypt
8 1 (3.03%) ScanSafe
8 1 (3.03%) Dell
8 1 (3.03%) EMC
8 1 (3.03%) CheckPoint
8 1 (3.03%) Mercator
8 1 (3.03%) NetIQ