The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 19 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 119 119 103
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 5 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.18% 0.12% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.13% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £375 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +44.23%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £218 £250
% change year-on-year
+28.73% -13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.16 £29.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-45.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.93% -14.00%
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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 Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2624 2279 2061
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 94.22% 92.27% 94.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1391 1154 1064
Average daily rate £375 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 80 81
Average hourly rate £16.16 £17.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.94% +3.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.00 £12.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £42.50 £34.90
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 Scotland

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

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Server Support
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Server Support Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Server Support
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) SQL
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Data Mapping
3 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (40.00%) VPN
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (20.00%) IBM
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) IPsec
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Software Distribution
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) XenApp
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Server

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (40.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) IPsec
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Data Mapping
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) SC Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) Security Cleared
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft