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 22 May 2015 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 243 223 225
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 11 17 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.19% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.21% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 13
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£288 £250 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £202 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £313 £328
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.50% -20.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £20.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.75% -20.00%
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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
8544 8207 7552
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.57% 91.66% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4793 4559 3818
Average daily rate £375 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £210 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 439 591
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.02 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £47.00 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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
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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Support across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

Server Support Hourly Rate Histogram 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 22 May 2015. 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
Berkshire -7 4 - -
Surrey +3 2 £275 +10.00%
Hampshire -3 2 £325 -
Buckinghamshire +2 1 £300 -
West Sussex -18 1 £250 +56.25% 1
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England

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 28 (93.33%) Windows
2 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
3 18 (60.00%) VMware
3 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
4 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (50.00%) HP
7 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 11 (36.67%) vSphere
10 8 (26.67%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (20.00%) SQL
12 5 (16.67%) MCSE
12 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 5 (16.67%) Dell
12 5 (16.67%) SCCM
12 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
12 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
13 4 (13.33%) Citrix
13 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
13 4 (13.33%) ITIL
14 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
14 3 (10.00%) UNIX
14 3 (10.00%) SAN
14 3 (10.00%) Lync
14 3 (10.00%) SCOM
15 2 (6.67%) Kanban
15 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
15 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 4 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Lync
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (16.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (3.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) LAN
2 1 (3.33%) SMS
2 1 (3.33%) WAN
2 1 (3.33%) DHCP
2 1 (3.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.33%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.33%) NHS
2 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
2 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.33%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 28 (93.33%) Windows
2 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (46.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.00%) UNIX
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.33%) HPUX
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (13.33%) ITIL
2 2 (6.67%) Kanban
2 2 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (6.67%) CMMI
2 2 (6.67%) Change Management
2 2 (6.67%) Scrum
2 2 (6.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.33%) Release Management
3 1 (3.33%) Fault Management
3 1 (3.33%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (3.33%) ITSM
3 1 (3.33%) Service Management
3 1 (3.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (3.33%) Software Deployment
3 1 (3.33%) Software Delivery
3 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
3 1 (3.33%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) C#
2 2 (6.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (16.67%) MCSE
2 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) DV Cleared
3 2 (6.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.33%) MCITP
4 1 (3.33%) MCP
4 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 22 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 13 (43.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (36.67%) vSphere
4 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (3.33%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) HP Data Protector
2 5 (16.67%) SCCM
3 3 (10.00%) SCOM
4 2 (6.67%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (6.67%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (3.33%) SCSM
5 1 (3.33%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 18 (60.00%) VMware
1 18 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (50.00%) HP
3 5 (16.67%) Dell
4 4 (13.33%) Citrix
5 2 (6.67%) GFI Software
5 2 (6.67%) Symantec
5 2 (6.67%) IBM
5 2 (6.67%) Apple
5 2 (6.67%) Altiris
6 1 (3.33%) Cisco
6 1 (3.33%) McAfee
6 1 (3.33%) CommVault
6 1 (3.33%) NetApp
6 1 (3.33%) 3PAR