The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Server Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 244 237 216
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 39 32 39
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.40% 0.32% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.34% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 14 20
Median daily rate £288 £275 £205
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.54% +34.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £159 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £424 £303
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £223 £220
% change year-on-year
+23.59% +1.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 12 9
Median hourly rate £44.50 £16.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+169.69% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £13.65 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £24.35 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+58.33% -6.49%
Server Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9196 9522 8760
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.43% 94.31% 93.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 5593 5223 4823
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £505 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 460 482
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.50 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of IT contracts across the South East region that featured Server Support in the job title.

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Server Support
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Server Support Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Server Support
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 2016.

Server Support Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Server Support
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 1 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +2 15 £228 -17.27%
Hampshire +8 10 £313 +108.66%
Berkshire -5 4 £300 -29.41% 1
East Sussex - 4 £500 -
Oxfordshire +9 2 £160 +6.66% 2
Kent -29 2 £180 -25.00%
Buckinghamshire +6 1 £188 - 2
West Sussex -17 1 - -
Server Support
England

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, Server Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South East region featuring Server Support in the job title.

1 53 (81.54%) Windows
2 48 (73.85%) Windows Server
3 39 (60.00%) VMware
4 36 (55.38%) Active Directory
4 36 (55.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 24 (36.92%) vSphere
6 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
6 24 (36.92%) Windows Server 2003
7 22 (33.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (24.62%) MS Exchange
9 15 (23.08%) MS Excel
10 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (20.00%) Data Centre
11 12 (18.46%) ITIL
12 11 (16.92%) MS Office
12 11 (16.92%) SQL
12 11 (16.92%) Citrix
12 11 (16.92%) HP
12 11 (16.92%) NetBackup
13 10 (15.38%) WSUS
13 10 (15.38%) Backup Exec
13 10 (15.38%) Intel Security
14 9 (13.85%) MCSE
14 9 (13.85%) MCSA
14 9 (13.85%) SCCM
14 9 (13.85%) VMware ESXi
14 9 (13.85%) McAfee ePO
14 9 (13.85%) Driving Licence
15 8 (12.31%) Windows 7

Server Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (24.62%) MS Exchange
2 3 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (4.62%) Skype for Business
3 2 (3.08%) Apache
4 1 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 15 (23.08%) MS Excel
2 11 (16.92%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (10.77%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) SAN
2 5 (7.69%) DHCP
3 4 (6.15%) DNS
3 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.62%) Fibre Channel
4 3 (4.62%) Firewall
4 3 (4.62%) Internet
5 2 (3.08%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (3.08%) LDAP
5 2 (3.08%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (3.08%) Skype
5 2 (3.08%) Unified Communications
6 1 (1.54%) FTP
6 1 (1.54%) HTTP
6 1 (1.54%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.54%) BusinessObjects
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.54%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (10.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Electronics
2 1 (1.54%) Local Government
2 1 (1.54%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.54%) Marketing
2 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.08%) .NET
1 2 (3.08%) SAML
2 1 (1.54%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.54%) CSS
2 1 (1.54%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.85%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.08%) PKI
4 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.54%) Clustering
4 1 (1.54%) HACMP
4 1 (1.54%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 53 (81.54%) Windows
2 48 (73.85%) Windows Server
3 36 (55.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (36.92%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (33.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (12.31%) Windows 7
7 6 (9.23%) Linux
8 5 (7.69%) Unix
9 3 (4.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (3.08%) AIX
10 2 (3.08%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.54%) Solaris
11 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (18.46%) ITIL
2 6 (9.23%) Server Building
3 4 (6.15%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (6.15%) Logistics
3 4 (6.15%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (3.08%) Identity Management
4 2 (3.08%) Integration Testing
4 2 (3.08%) Migration
4 2 (3.08%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.08%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (3.08%) System Integration Testing
5 1 (1.54%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (1.54%) Change Control
5 1 (1.54%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.54%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (1.54%) Kanban
5 1 (1.54%) Memory Management
5 1 (1.54%) Programme Management
5 1 (1.54%) Scrum
5 1 (1.54%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (16.92%) SQL
2 5 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.08%) C#
3 2 (3.08%) Shell Script
3 2 (3.08%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.54%) C++
4 1 (1.54%) Perl
4 1 (1.54%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (13.85%) MCSA
2 9 (13.85%) MCSE
3 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
4 3 (4.62%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.08%) BC Cleared
6 1 (1.54%) Degree
6 1 (1.54%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.54%) MCP
6 1 (1.54%) MCSD
6 1 (1.54%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.54%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (55.38%) Active Directory
2 26 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (36.92%) vSphere
4 9 (13.85%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (10.77%) XenApp
6 6 (9.23%) Hyper-V
6 6 (9.23%) XenDesktop
7 4 (6.15%) VMware ESX
7 4 (6.15%) XenServer
8 3 (4.62%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.54%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (16.92%) NetBackup
2 10 (15.38%) Backup Exec
2 10 (15.38%) WSUS
3 9 (13.85%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (13.85%) SCCM
4 5 (7.69%) SCVMM
5 3 (4.62%) Tivoli
6 2 (3.08%) SCOM
7 1 (1.54%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 39 (60.00%) VMware
2 24 (36.92%) Microsoft
3 11 (16.92%) Citrix
3 11 (16.92%) HP
4 10 (15.38%) Intel Security
5 5 (7.69%) Intel
6 4 (6.15%) Sybase
7 3 (4.62%) Cisco
7 3 (4.62%) Dell
7 3 (4.62%) EMC
8 2 (3.08%) arcserve
8 2 (3.08%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.54%) CommVault
9 1 (1.54%) Google
9 1 (1.54%) IBM
9 1 (1.54%) SAP
9 1 (1.54%) Symantec
9 1 (1.54%) Veritas