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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank - 125 127
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 0 8 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - 0.27% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category - 0.28% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate - £127 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £224 £220
% change year-on-year
+22.90% +1.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+58.33% -5.26%
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
2783 2848 2491
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 93.23% 95.54% 93.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 1549 1531 1312
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £476
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 100 72
Average hourly rate £30.10 £16.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.20 £12.00 £11.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £40.00 £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) SCOM
4 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
4 2 (40.00%) NetScaler
4 2 (40.00%) VBScript
4 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) Clustering
4 2 (40.00%) AppSense
5 1 (20.00%) Banking
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
5 1 (20.00%) Dell
5 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) Avaya
5 1 (20.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) Veritas

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) NetScaler
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Wireless
2 1 (20.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Fiddler
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
1 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Client/Server
1 2 (40.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Application Packaging
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 2 (40.00%) VBScript
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) SQL
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCOM
2 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 2 (40.00%) AppSense
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) Avaya
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco
4 1 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (20.00%) Intel Security
4 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds
4 1 (20.00%) Veritas