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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 414 374 394
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 19 47 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.083% 0.21% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.22% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 30 23
Average daily rate £295 £336 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.26% +49.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £191 £164 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £370
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £224 £220
% change year-on-year
+22.90% +1.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Average hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+58.33% -5.26%
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
21798 21233 22125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.73% 94.76% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 15763 14581 15377
Average daily rate £463 £446 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.81% +4.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 379 397
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.89% +8.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £55.00 £38.81
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +42 2 - - 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 2 £375 -
Paddington - 1 - -
Server Support
England

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 43 (87.76%) Windows
2 40 (81.63%) Windows Server
3 36 (73.47%) Active Directory
4 23 (46.94%) VMware
5 18 (36.73%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (32.65%) MS Exchange
7 14 (28.57%) Windows 7
7 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
8 13 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
10 10 (20.41%) MS Office
10 10 (20.41%) DNS
10 10 (20.41%) Citrix
10 10 (20.41%) Internet
10 10 (20.41%) SCCM
10 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (18.37%) Finance
11 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (18.37%) HP
12 8 (16.33%) Cisco
12 8 (16.33%) SAN
12 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
12 8 (16.33%) SQL
12 8 (16.33%) ITIL
12 8 (16.33%) Office 365
12 8 (16.33%) Skype for Business
13 6 (12.24%) IIS
13 6 (12.24%) SLA
13 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
13 6 (12.24%) Windows 8

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 16 (32.65%) MS Exchange
2 8 (16.33%) Skype for Business
3 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (12.24%) IIS
4 4 (8.16%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (4.08%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.04%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (20.41%) MS Office
2 8 (16.33%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.08%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (2.04%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (2.04%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 8 (16.33%) Office 365
2 2 (4.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (2.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.04%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (20.41%) DNS
1 10 (20.41%) Internet
2 8 (16.33%) SAN
3 5 (10.20%) DHCP
3 5 (10.20%) Firewall
4 4 (8.16%) Intranet
4 4 (8.16%) LAN
4 4 (8.16%) VoIP
4 4 (8.16%) WAN
5 3 (6.12%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.08%) NAS
6 2 (4.08%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.08%) Wireless
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.04%) Cisco Wireless
7 1 (2.04%) H.323
7 1 (2.04%) PABX
7 1 (2.04%) VLAN
7 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.04%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 5 (10.20%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle Database
4 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.04%) MySQL
6 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database 11g
General
1 9 (18.37%) Finance
2 4 (8.16%) Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Investment Banking
3 3 (6.12%) Legal
3 3 (6.12%) Retail
4 1 (2.04%) Advertising
4 1 (2.04%) Back Office
4 1 (2.04%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.08%) .NET
2 1 (2.04%) SAP Basis
2 1 (2.04%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.12%) Management Information System
2 2 (4.08%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.08%) EMC VNX
2 2 (4.08%) NHS
2 2 (4.08%) Replication
2 2 (4.08%) Statistics
2 2 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.04%) Clustering
3 1 (2.04%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.04%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.04%) Digital Media
3 1 (2.04%) EMC VMAX
3 1 (2.04%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.04%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.04%) HP StoreVirtual
3 1 (2.04%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.04%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 43 (87.76%) Windows
2 40 (81.63%) Windows Server
3 18 (36.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 10 (20.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (18.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (12.24%) Windows 8
8 5 (10.20%) Linux
9 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
10 2 (4.08%) Android
10 2 (4.08%) Apple iOS
10 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (4.08%) Unix
11 1 (2.04%) Mac OS
11 1 (2.04%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (16.33%) ITIL
2 3 (6.12%) Load Balancing
2 3 (6.12%) Service Delivery
3 2 (4.08%) Migration
3 2 (4.08%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (4.08%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (4.08%) Time Management
3 2 (4.08%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (2.04%) Asset Management
4 1 (2.04%) Business Continuity
4 1 (2.04%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.04%) Fault Analysis
4 1 (2.04%) Information Security
4 1 (2.04%) ITSM
4 1 (2.04%) Project Management
4 1 (2.04%) Release Management
4 1 (2.04%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.04%) Use Case
4 1 (2.04%) Wealth Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.33%) SQL
2 6 (12.24%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.08%) Java
4 1 (2.04%) Perl
4 1 (2.04%) PHP
Qualifications
1 5 (10.20%) Degree
2 4 (8.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (4.08%) MCP
3 2 (4.08%) MCSA
4 1 (2.04%) CCNA
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (2.04%) MCITP
4 1 (2.04%) MCSE
4 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (12.24%) SLA
2 2 (4.08%) QA
System Software
1 36 (73.47%) Active Directory
2 13 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.08%) VMware ESX
4 2 (4.08%) vSphere
4 2 (4.08%) XenApp
5 1 (2.04%) Firmware
5 1 (2.04%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.04%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) SCCM
2 3 (6.12%) SCOrch
3 2 (4.08%) Puppet
4 1 (2.04%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (2.04%) DameWare
4 1 (2.04%) Nagios
4 1 (2.04%) Opsview
4 1 (2.04%) SCOM
4 1 (2.04%) Simpana
4 1 (2.04%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.04%) WSUS
Vendors
1 23 (46.94%) VMware
2 14 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.41%) Citrix
4 9 (18.37%) HP
5 8 (16.33%) Cisco
6 4 (8.16%) NetApp
6 4 (8.16%) Oracle
7 3 (6.12%) Dell
7 3 (6.12%) EMC
8 2 (4.08%) Bloomberg
8 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.08%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.08%) Symantec
9 1 (2.04%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.04%) BMC
9 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.04%) CommVault
9 1 (2.04%) Google
9 1 (2.04%) Rackspace
9 1 (2.04%) Remedy