The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Oxfordshire 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 24 December 2014 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 64 - 48
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 2 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.27% - 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% - 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate
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- - £290
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £230 £250
% change year-on-year
+21.73% -8.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £19.38 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £22.65 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-14.43% -9.40%
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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 Oxfordshire 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
Oxfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
675 369 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 92.21% 93.42% 93.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 439 193 246
Average daily rate £435 £325 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.84% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 32 38
Average hourly rate £14.00 £12.50 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £8.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £33.75 £23.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

Server Support
Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Server Support Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
3 1 (33.33%) Symantec
3 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (33.33%) Sophos
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) Terminal Server
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) NAS
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SCDPM
3 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Server
3 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (33.33%) iPhone
3 1 (33.33%) SQL

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) NAS
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (33.33%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 1 (33.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Terminal Server
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Server
2 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (33.33%) Backup Exec
1 1 (33.33%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Citrix
2 1 (33.33%) Symantec
2 1 (33.33%) Sophos