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 8 February 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 371 372 373
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 37 46 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.17% 0.22% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.23% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 36 20
Average daily rate £250 £438 £268
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.85% +63.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £175 £149
10% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £506 £408
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £280 £265
% change year-on-year
-0.89% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 - £18.61
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+145.71% -7.89%
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
20061 20060 20469
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 94.75% 94.51% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 14232 14223 13899
Average daily rate £450 £450 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £275 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 312 342 392
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.53 £37.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Support across the London region over the 3 months to 8 February 2016.

Server Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 8 February 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 1 - - 9
Paddington - 1 - -
Clapham - 1 £275 -
Hammersmith - 1 £150 -
Harrow - 1 - -
Server Support
England

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 46 (79.31%) Windows
2 40 (68.97%) Windows Server
3 36 (62.07%) Active Directory
4 21 (36.21%) Microsoft
4 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (34.48%) MS Exchange
5 20 (34.48%) SQL Server
5 20 (34.48%) VMware
6 15 (25.86%) Windows 7
7 14 (24.14%) SQL
8 13 (22.41%) DNS
9 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (17.24%) SCCM
9 10 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (17.24%) Citrix
9 10 (17.24%) Internet
9 10 (17.24%) Finance
10 9 (15.52%) SLA
10 9 (15.52%) MS Office
10 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
10 9 (15.52%) Office 365
10 9 (15.52%) PowerShell
11 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (12.07%) ITIL
12 7 (12.07%) Linux
12 7 (12.07%) IIS
12 7 (12.07%) Skype for Business
12 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (10.34%) Time Management
13 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 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 20 (34.48%) MS Exchange
2 10 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (12.07%) IIS
3 7 (12.07%) Skype for Business
4 3 (5.17%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.72%) Apache
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (15.52%) MS Excel
1 9 (15.52%) MS Office
2 2 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.72%) MS Project
3 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) CA PPM
1 1 (1.72%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (1.72%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Office 365
2 3 (5.17%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.72%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.41%) DNS
2 10 (17.24%) Internet
3 6 (10.34%) SAN
3 6 (10.34%) VoIP
4 5 (8.62%) DHCP
5 4 (6.90%) Intranet
5 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
6 3 (5.17%) Ethernet
6 3 (5.17%) LAN
7 2 (3.45%) Firewall
7 2 (3.45%) WAN
8 1 (1.72%) H.323
8 1 (1.72%) ISDN
8 1 (1.72%) NAS
8 1 (1.72%) PABX
8 1 (1.72%) SMTP
8 1 (1.72%) VPN
8 1 (1.72%) WebEx
8 1 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (34.48%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2005
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (10.34%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.45%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
5 1 (1.72%) MySQL
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.72%) MSI
2 1 (1.72%) WiX
General
1 10 (17.24%) Finance
2 5 (8.62%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Law
3 3 (5.17%) Legal
4 2 (3.45%) Retail
5 1 (1.72%) Advertising
5 1 (1.72%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) .NET
2 1 (1.72%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.72%) HTML
2 1 (1.72%) jQuery
2 1 (1.72%) SAP Basis
2 1 (1.72%) Software Packaging
2 1 (1.72%) WCF
2 1 (1.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.90%) Blackberry
2 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.45%) Clustering
3 2 (3.45%) NHS
3 2 (3.45%) Replication
3 2 (3.45%) Statistics
4 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.72%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.72%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.72%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (1.72%) EMC VNX
4 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.72%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 46 (79.31%) Windows
2 40 (68.97%) Windows Server
3 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (25.86%) Windows 7
5 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (12.07%) Linux
7 6 (10.34%) Windows 8
7 6 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (6.90%) Android
8 4 (6.90%) Apple iOS
9 3 (5.17%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (3.45%) Unix
11 1 (1.72%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (1.72%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (12.07%) ITIL
2 6 (10.34%) Time Management
3 3 (5.17%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.45%) Change Management
4 2 (3.45%) Data Migration
4 2 (3.45%) Document Management
4 2 (3.45%) ITSM
4 2 (3.45%) Load Balancing
4 2 (3.45%) Migration
4 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.72%) Database Mirroring
5 1 (1.72%) Fault Analysis
5 1 (1.72%) High Availability
5 1 (1.72%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.72%) SDLC
5 1 (1.72%) Server Building
5 1 (1.72%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (1.72%) SOLID
5 1 (1.72%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.14%) SQL
2 9 (15.52%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.17%) Java
3 3 (5.17%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.45%) C#
5 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.72%) Perl
5 1 (1.72%) PHP
5 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (10.34%) Degree
1 6 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (5.17%) DBS Check
3 2 (3.45%) MCP
3 2 (3.45%) MCSA
4 1 (1.72%) CCNA
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 1 (1.72%) MCITP
4 1 (1.72%) MCSE
4 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (15.52%) SLA
2 2 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 36 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
4 3 (5.17%) vSphere
5 2 (3.45%) XenApp
6 1 (1.72%) Firmware
6 1 (1.72%) Terminal Services
6 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) SCCM
2 4 (6.90%) SCOrch
3 2 (3.45%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.45%) Puppet
4 1 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.72%) DameWare
4 1 (1.72%) SCOM
4 1 (1.72%) Simpana
4 1 (1.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (36.21%) Microsoft
2 20 (34.48%) VMware
3 10 (17.24%) Citrix
4 6 (10.34%) HP
5 5 (8.62%) Cisco
6 3 (5.17%) Oracle
7 2 (3.45%) NetApp
7 2 (3.45%) Red Gate
7 2 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.45%) Remedy
7 2 (3.45%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.45%) Symantec
8 1 (1.72%) Bloomberg
8 1 (1.72%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.72%) BMC
8 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.72%) Google
8 1 (1.72%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.72%) Tableau
8 1 (1.72%) webMethods
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