The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South East 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 239 212 224
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +12
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 9 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.097% 0.23% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.25% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 13
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£248 £320 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.65% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £150 £142
10% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £322 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
+9.09% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Average hourly rate - £17.50 -
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 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
8556 8129 9031
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 92.10% 92.93% 91.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4780 4294 4211
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 497 624
Average hourly rate £16.25 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £38.75 £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 the South East

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

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 29 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support within the South East 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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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
Surrey +1 4 £248 -26.66% 1
Berkshire +4 2 £425 +77.08% 3
Hampshire -19 1 £175 -45.31% 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £225 -
West Sussex - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
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Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
3 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (34.48%) VMware
4 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
5 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
6 7 (24.14%) Cisco
6 7 (24.14%) SQL
7 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
7 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
8 5 (17.24%) Citrix
8 5 (17.24%) SLA
9 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (13.79%) CCNA
10 3 (10.34%) Clustering
10 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
10 3 (10.34%) Veeam
10 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (10.34%) Firewall
10 3 (10.34%) Finance
10 3 (10.34%) DNS
10 3 (10.34%) DHCP
10 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
10 3 (10.34%) IIS
10 3 (10.34%) MCSE
10 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
10 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
10 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 9 (31.03%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.34%) IIS
3 2 (6.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.45%) Moodle
4 1 (3.45%) BizTalk Server
4 1 (3.45%) SAS
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.90%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.34%) Firewall
1 3 (10.34%) DNS
1 3 (10.34%) DHCP
2 2 (6.90%) LDAP
2 2 (6.90%) LAN
2 2 (6.90%) VoIP
2 2 (6.90%) WAN
2 2 (6.90%) TCP/IP
2 2 (6.90%) SAN
2 2 (6.90%) NAS
3 1 (3.45%) iSCSI
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) SSL
3 1 (3.45%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (27.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (10.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (10.34%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET Framework
1 1 (3.45%) WAMP
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.34%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.45%) Visualisation
2 1 (3.45%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.45%) iPad
2 1 (3.45%) iPhone
2 1 (3.45%) Smart Meter
2 1 (3.45%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.45%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 23 (79.31%) Windows
2 10 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (20.69%) Windows 7
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (10.34%) Windows 8
4 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (6.90%) Linux
5 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.45%) CentOS
6 1 (3.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (3.45%) UNIX
6 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
6 1 (3.45%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (10.34%) Incident Management
2 2 (6.90%) ITIL
2 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (6.90%) Migration
2 2 (6.90%) Revenue Management
2 2 (6.90%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (6.90%) Capacity Management
2 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.45%) Network Design
3 1 (3.45%) Time Management
3 1 (3.45%) Service Management
3 1 (3.45%) Change Management
3 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (24.14%) SQL
2 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.90%) C
4 1 (3.45%) Bourne shell
4 1 (3.45%) Korn
4 1 (3.45%) VB
4 1 (3.45%) Perl
4 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (13.79%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (13.79%) CCNA
2 3 (10.34%) MCSE
3 2 (6.90%) MCP
3 2 (6.90%) CCNP
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.45%) Degree
4 1 (3.45%) MCTS
4 1 (3.45%) MCITP
4 1 (3.45%) CCA
4 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.90%) XenApp
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (6.90%) vSphere
2 2 (6.90%) NLBS
2 2 (6.90%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
3 1 (3.45%) Sendmail
3 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
3 1 (3.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) ARCserve
1 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.45%) SCOM
2 1 (3.45%) WSUS
2 1 (3.45%) Nagios
2 1 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 10 (34.48%) VMware
2 7 (24.14%) Cisco
3 6 (20.69%) Microsoft
4 5 (17.24%) Citrix
5 3 (10.34%) Veeam
6 2 (6.90%) HP
6 2 (6.90%) NetApp
7 1 (3.45%) Altiris
7 1 (3.45%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.45%) Isilon
7 1 (3.45%) Infor
7 1 (3.45%) Veritas
7 1 (3.45%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.45%) Juniper
7 1 (3.45%) EMC
7 1 (3.45%) Intel
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