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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 126 113 105
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 3 1 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.11% 0.041% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.044% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate
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£300 £275 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -4.34%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £19.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+66.66% +18.18%
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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
2580 2298 2477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.31% 93.72% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1315 1111 1139
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 83 106
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -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
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 29 August 2014. 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
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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 - - - -
Server Support
UK

Server Support
Top 29 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) Firewall
3 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (28.57%) VLAN
4 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
4 2 (28.57%) Data Management
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) XenApp
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (14.29%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) Sophos
5 1 (14.29%) IBM
5 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
5 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
5 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
5 1 (14.29%) DHCP
5 1 (14.29%) DNS

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) SAN
2 2 (28.57%) VLAN
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) Data Management
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
3 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
4 1 (14.29%) Sophos
4 1 (14.29%) IBM