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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 235 244 223
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 31 27 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.35% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.30% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 16 16
Median daily rate £325 £276 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.75% +57.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £221 £205 £115
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £313 £233
UK excluding London median daily rate £291 £275 £208
% change year-on-year
+5.90% +32.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 7
Median hourly rate £43.00 £27.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+56.36% +30.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.20 £21.50 £17.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £30.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +5.96%
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
8354 8971 8649
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.82% 94.98% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4988 5124 4687
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 £250 £230 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.83% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 380 432 442
Median hourly rate £19.22 £16.14 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.06% -5.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.75 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £40.00 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 25 June 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
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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 25 June 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
Berkshire +1 9 £300 -
Surrey -10 7 £325 +18.18% 1
Hampshire +6 6 £325 +18.18%
East Sussex - 5 £500 -
Buckinghamshire +8 1 £175 -39.34% 1
Oxfordshire +8 1 £260 +73.33%
Kent +5 1 £180 -40.00% 2
West Sussex -20 1 - - 4
Server Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 56 (82.35%) Windows
2 48 (70.59%) Windows Server
3 37 (54.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (52.94%) Active Directory
5 35 (51.47%) VMware
6 26 (38.24%) Windows Server 2003
7 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
7 24 (35.29%) vSphere
8 23 (33.82%) VMware Infrastructure
9 22 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 16 (23.53%) MS Excel
12 14 (20.59%) SQL
12 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
12 14 (20.59%) NetBackup
13 13 (19.12%) HP
13 13 (19.12%) MS Office
13 13 (19.12%) ITIL
14 12 (17.65%) Intel Security
14 12 (17.65%) Data Centre
15 11 (16.18%) Security Cleared
15 11 (16.18%) Citrix
15 11 (16.18%) MCSE
16 10 (14.71%) Backup Exec
16 10 (14.71%) WSUS
17 9 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
17 9 (13.24%) VMware ESXi
17 9 (13.24%) McAfee ePO
17 9 (13.24%) Driving Licence
17 9 (13.24%) MCSA

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 17 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.35%) Skype for Business
3 3 (4.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.94%) Apache
4 2 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (2.94%) IIS
5 1 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.47%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 16 (23.53%) MS Excel
2 13 (19.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.94%) IaaS
2 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.94%) Office 365
2 2 (2.94%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (13.24%) SAN
2 7 (10.29%) DNS
3 6 (8.82%) DHCP
4 5 (7.35%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.88%) Fibre Channel
6 3 (4.41%) Firewall
6 3 (4.41%) Internet
6 3 (4.41%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.94%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (2.94%) LDAP
7 2 (2.94%) Network Security
7 2 (2.94%) Reverse Proxy
7 2 (2.94%) Skype
8 1 (1.47%) FTP
8 1 (1.47%) HTTP
8 1 (1.47%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.47%) MPLS
8 1 (1.47%) SMTP
8 1 (1.47%) VoIP
8 1 (1.47%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.41%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.47%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (2.94%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (7.35%) Finance
2 1 (1.47%) Electronics
2 1 (1.47%) Local Government
2 1 (1.47%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.47%) Marketing
2 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) SAML
1 2 (2.94%) Web Services
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.47%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) Data Centre
2 9 (13.24%) Driving Licence
3 4 (5.88%) Clustering
4 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.94%) PKI
5 1 (1.47%) HACMP
5 1 (1.47%) Replication
5 1 (1.47%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 56 (82.35%) Windows
2 48 (70.59%) Windows Server
3 37 (54.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (38.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (32.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (11.76%) Linux
6 8 (11.76%) Windows 7
7 7 (10.29%) Unix
8 4 (5.88%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.94%) AIX
10 2 (2.94%) Solaris
11 1 (1.47%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.12%) ITIL
2 5 (7.35%) Server Building
3 4 (5.88%) Logistics
3 4 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.41%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (4.41%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.94%) Identity Management
5 2 (2.94%) Integration Testing
5 2 (2.94%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
5 2 (2.94%) System Integration Testing
5 2 (2.94%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 1 (1.47%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.47%) Change Management
6 1 (1.47%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.47%) Migration
6 1 (1.47%) Power Management
6 1 (1.47%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.47%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 14 (20.59%) SQL
2 8 (11.76%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.41%) Perl
4 2 (2.94%) Bash Shell
4 2 (2.94%) JavaScript
4 2 (2.94%) Python
4 2 (2.94%) Ruby
4 2 (2.94%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.47%) C#
5 1 (1.47%) C++
5 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.47%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (20.59%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (16.18%) MCSE
2 11 (16.18%) Security Cleared
3 9 (13.24%) MCSA
4 6 (8.82%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) BC Cleared
5 2 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.47%) CCNA
6 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.47%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.47%) MCP
6 1 (1.47%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 24 (35.29%) vSphere
3 23 (33.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (13.24%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (7.35%) XenApp
6 4 (5.88%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (5.88%) VMware ESX
6 4 (5.88%) XenDesktop
7 3 (4.41%) XenServer
8 2 (2.94%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.47%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 14 (20.59%) NetBackup
2 10 (14.71%) Backup Exec
2 10 (14.71%) WSUS
3 9 (13.24%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (7.35%) SCCM
5 3 (4.41%) SCVMM
5 3 (4.41%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.94%) Ansible
6 2 (2.94%) Netcool
6 2 (2.94%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (2.94%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.94%) Puppet
7 1 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.47%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 35 (51.47%) VMware
2 24 (35.29%) Microsoft
3 13 (19.12%) HP
4 12 (17.65%) Intel Security
5 11 (16.18%) Citrix
6 5 (7.35%) EMC
6 5 (7.35%) Intel
7 4 (5.88%) Sybase
7 4 (5.88%) Veritas
8 3 (4.41%) Cisco
8 3 (4.41%) Dell
8 3 (4.41%) Oracle
9 2 (2.94%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.94%) Symantec
10 1 (1.47%) arcserve
10 1 (1.47%) CommVault
10 1 (1.47%) Google
10 1 (1.47%) IBM
10 1 (1.47%) SAP
10 1 (1.47%) Sophos