The first table below looks at the demand for the Server Support role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 30 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 North West 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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 120 128 133
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 8 4 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.15% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 3 4
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£260 £263 £203
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.95% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £223 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £291 £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £275 £260
% change year-on-year
-11.81% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-11.76% +11.84%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2805 2503 2948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 93.47% 92.46% 91.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 1520 1190 1495
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £218 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 191 195 226
Average hourly rate £16.08 £17.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.11% -10.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £39.00 £41.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
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Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Server Support
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Server Support Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Server Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Support across the North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 2014.

Server Support Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Server Support
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 30 July 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
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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
Cumbria - 3 £250 -
Manchester -5 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 - -
Cheshire +4 1 £260 -
Merseyside - - - -
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Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 9 (81.82%) VMware
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (45.45%) HP
5 4 (36.36%) ITIL
5 4 (36.36%) Citrix
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
6 3 (27.27%) Compaq
6 3 (27.27%) Dell
6 3 (27.27%) MCSE
6 3 (27.27%) XenDesktop
6 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
6 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
7 2 (18.18%) XenApp
7 2 (18.18%) XenServer
7 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (18.18%) vSphere
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (18.18%) SCOM
7 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
7 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
7 2 (18.18%) DHCP
7 2 (18.18%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 30 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 (18.18%) SharePoint 2010
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
1 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
1 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) DHCP
1 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 1 (9.09%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Finance
1 1 (9.09%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) Solaris
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (27.27%) MCSE
1 3 (27.27%) SC Cleared
1 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) XenDesktop
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) XenApp
3 2 (18.18%) XenServer
3 2 (18.18%) vSphere
4 1 (9.09%) ISA Server
4 1 (9.09%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) Backup Exec
1 2 (18.18%) SCOM
2 1 (9.09%) NetBackup
2 1 (9.09%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) VMware
2 5 (45.45%) HP
3 4 (36.36%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 3 (27.27%) Compaq
4 3 (27.27%) Dell
5 1 (9.09%) EMC
5 1 (9.09%) McAfee
5 1 (9.09%) Infor