The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Server Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 25 February 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Support
England / North West
Rank 135 156 142
Rank change year-on-year
+21 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.077% 0.10% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.11% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 2
Median daily rate £165 £288 £150
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-42.60% +91.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £198 £228 £275
% change year-on-year
-13.18% -17.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £43.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-55.81% +138.88%

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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2459 3641 3195
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.80% 94.94% 94.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1545 2167 1733
Median daily rate £375 £381 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +1.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 141 198 201
Median hourly rate £17.50 £29.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.65% +52.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £11.22
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +5.88%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Server Support in the job title.

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
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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 February 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +13 2 £165 -40.00% 1
Server Support
England

Server Support Skill Set
Top 25 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, Server Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Server Support in the job title.

1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Smartphone
3 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Chat Support
4 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (16.67%) Office 365
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (16.67%) Service Management
4 1 (16.67%) VMware
4 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
4 1 (16.67%) DHCP
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) SLA
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
4 1 (16.67%) SCCM
4 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DHCP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Asset Management
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Chat Support
2 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) VMware