The first table below looks at the demand for the Server Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 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 Manchester 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 76 77 88
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 2 1 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.16% 0.091% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.097% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £298 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +32.22%
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £275 £259
% change year-on-year
-11.81% +6.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £21.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year
-7.73% +3.70%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1177 1027 1242
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 95.46% 93.36% 90.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 663 513 599
Average daily rate £338 £330 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £212 £193
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 77 102
Average hourly rate £15.25 £15.40 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.97% -21.02%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.85 £10.00 £10.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%
Server Support
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Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Server Support in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Server Support
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Server Support across the Manchester region.

Server Support Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Server Support across the Manchester region.

Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Server Support
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Local Government
3 1 (25.00%) MS Project Server
3 1 (25.00%) SCOM
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (25.00%) HP
3 1 (25.00%) EMC
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) SAN
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (25.00%) MS Project
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 1 (25.00%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) SAN
General
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) HP
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) Citrix
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
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