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 12 February 2016 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 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 128 123 111
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 4 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.16% 0.18% 0.086%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.19% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Average daily rate £228 £331 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-31.32% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £269 £278 £265
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £18.25 £19.50
% change year-on-year
+141.09% -6.41%
Server Support
UK

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
2394 2603 2213
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.96% 95.80% 94.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1263 1449 1069
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 56 66
Average hourly rate £22.25 £18.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.61% +16.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.30 £12.00 £11.93
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £45.00 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 12 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Edinburgh -17 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £228 - 1
Server Support
UK

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 4 (40.00%) Finance
4 4 (40.00%) Citrix
5 3 (30.00%) .NET
5 3 (30.00%) Application Packaging
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
5 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (30.00%) XenApp
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
6 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
6 2 (20.00%) SCCM
6 2 (20.00%) SCOM
6 2 (20.00%) Service Management
6 2 (20.00%) Clustering
6 2 (20.00%) AppSense
6 2 (20.00%) C#
6 2 (20.00%) SQL
6 2 (20.00%) VBScript
6 2 (20.00%) IIS
6 2 (20.00%) MS Office
6 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
7 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
7 1 (10.00%) LAN

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (10.00%) Wireless
2 1 (10.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Fiddler
General
1 4 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Back Office
2 1 (10.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (30.00%) .NET
2 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET
2 1 (10.00%) Classic ASP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Application Packaging
2 2 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) DevOps
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) ITSM
3 1 (10.00%) PRINCE2
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Six Sigma
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (20.00%) C#
2 2 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) VBScript
3 1 (10.00%) Java
3 1 (10.00%) PHP
3 1 (10.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (10.00%) Degree
1 1 (10.00%) MCSE
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) XenApp
3 2 (20.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (10.00%) Firmware
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCCM
1 2 (20.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
3 3 (30.00%) VMware
4 2 (20.00%) AppSense
5 1 (10.00%) Avaya
5 1 (10.00%) Cisco
5 1 (10.00%) Dell
5 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
5 1 (10.00%) Oracle
5 1 (10.00%) PeopleSoft
5 1 (10.00%) SAP
5 1 (10.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (10.00%) Veritas