The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support role in IT contracts advertised for the North East 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 1 April 2015 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 61 63 36
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -27
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 1 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 0.15% 0.84% 0.32%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.93% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate
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- £306 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £261 £250
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £13.11
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.00 £16.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -31.25%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North East 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
North East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
628 538 283
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North East 93.18% 90.12% 91.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 346 315 119
Average daily rate £345 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.45% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £194 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £462 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 28 29
Average hourly rate £12.00 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.41% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.34 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £34.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.60 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.35% -2.85%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

Server Support
Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Server Support Daily Rate Trend in the North East

Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) DHCP
2 2 (66.67%) DNS
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
3 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (33.33%) HP SIM
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) CA
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) Clustering
3 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North East 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.

Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) DHCP
1 2 (66.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (33.33%) SQL Server 2000
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Network Monitoring
1 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
1 1 (33.33%) Change Management
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (33.33%) HP SIM
1 1 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) SolarWinds
1 1 (33.33%) HP
1 1 (33.33%) CA
1 1 (33.33%) VMware
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft