The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Reading 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 12 September 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 72 - 90
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.23% - 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% - 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £320
UK excluding London average daily rate £306 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
+11.36% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £17.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+61.42% +10.23%
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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 Reading 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
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
787 921 1160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 90.25% 91.28% 87.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 436 367
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £545 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £355 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+1.42% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 48 33 26
Average hourly rate £17.07 £14.84 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.02% -25.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.88 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £50.00 £25.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

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

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

Server Support
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Server Support Daily Rate Trend in Reading

Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) DHCP
2 3 (75.00%) C
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Bourne shell
3 2 (50.00%) Isilon
3 2 (50.00%) NetBackup
3 2 (50.00%) Altiris
3 2 (50.00%) Korn
3 2 (50.00%) NetApp
3 2 (50.00%) Veritas
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (50.00%) Thin Client
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Nagios
3 2 (50.00%) Perl
3 2 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) NFS
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
3 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) EMC
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) DHCP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) NAS
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (25.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (25.00%) Games
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (50.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) UNIX
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (25.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (25.00%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C
2 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 2 (50.00%) VB
2 2 (50.00%) Korn
2 2 (50.00%) Bourne shell
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) NFS
3 1 (25.00%) NLBS
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) Nagios
1 2 (50.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) HP
1 2 (50.00%) EMC
1 2 (50.00%) Citrix
1 2 (50.00%) NetApp
1 2 (50.00%) Veritas
1 2 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 2 (50.00%) Altiris
1 2 (50.00%) Isilon
2 1 (25.00%) Cisco