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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 83 70 86
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 3 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.21% 0.31% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.33% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £250
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £31.25 - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-34.00% +38.88%
Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1313 908 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 92.79% 94.09% 92.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 686 405 640
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 63 89 83
Average hourly rate £15.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.42% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £61.00 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Server Support
North West

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
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cheadle - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Server Support
North West

Server Support
Top 27 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 18 April 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%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) MS Project Server
2 2 (50.00%) SCOM
2 2 (50.00%) MS Project
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (25.00%) Local Government
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) Solaris
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
3 1 (25.00%) Change Control
3 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (25.00%) Finance
3 1 (25.00%) SCCM
3 1 (25.00%) EMC

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 2 (50.00%) MS Project Server
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (25.00%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Project
General
1 1 (25.00%) Local Government
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (25.00%) Solaris
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Performance Management
1 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
1 1 (25.00%) Change Control
1 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
1 1 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) PowerShell
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCOM
2 1 (25.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (25.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
2 2 (50.00%) VMware
3 1 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (25.00%) EMC