The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the South East region.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 233 213 217
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 11 26 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.12% 0.31% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.33% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 15
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.83% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £165 £217
10% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £338 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £243 £286 £260
% change year-on-year
-15.28% +10.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Average hourly rate £17.13 £23.21 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.21% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.38 £21.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-8.82% +11.84%
Job Titles Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
8317 7813 8982
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.97% 92.67% 91.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4526 4023 4109
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 553 641
Average hourly rate £16.48 £17.25 £18.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.46% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.93 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%
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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 23 July 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 23 July 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 3 £268 -20.74%
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
Berkshire -2 2 £220 -26.66% 2
Oxfordshire - 2 £225 -
Hampshire -26 1 £175 -45.31%
Middlesex - - - -
West Sussex - - - - 1
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Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 33 (84.62%) Windows
2 24 (61.54%) Active Directory
3 16 (41.03%) VMware
4 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
4 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (33.33%) SQL
6 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
6 10 (25.64%) MS Exchange
7 9 (23.08%) SLA
7 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 8 (20.51%) Cisco
8 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (17.95%) Clustering
9 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (17.95%) SAN
9 7 (17.95%) IIS
10 6 (15.38%) MCSE
10 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
10 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
10 6 (15.38%) HP
10 6 (15.38%) Citrix
10 6 (15.38%) Incident Management
10 6 (15.38%) NLBS
10 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
10 6 (15.38%) vSphere
10 6 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (12.82%) Capacity Management
11 5 (12.82%) NAS
11 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (12.82%) DNS

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

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 10 (25.64%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.95%) IIS
3 3 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.56%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.56%) SAS
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.56%) Moodle
Applications
1 6 (15.38%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.95%) SAN
2 6 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 5 (12.82%) DNS
3 5 (12.82%) LDAP
3 5 (12.82%) DHCP
3 5 (12.82%) NAS
4 3 (7.69%) Firewall
5 2 (5.13%) LAN
5 2 (5.13%) VoIP
5 2 (5.13%) WAN
6 1 (2.56%) Broadband
6 1 (2.56%) Internet
6 1 (2.56%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (25.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Games
2 1 (2.56%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.56%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.95%) Clustering
2 1 (2.56%) iPhone
2 1 (2.56%) Smart Meter
2 1 (2.56%) EqualLogic
2 1 (2.56%) iPad
2 1 (2.56%) Blackberry
2 1 (2.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 33 (84.62%) Windows
2 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (20.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (10.26%) Windows 7
6 3 (7.69%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 2000
7 2 (5.13%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.56%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.56%) CentOS
8 1 (2.56%) Windows NT
8 1 (2.56%) Linux
8 1 (2.56%) UNIX
8 1 (2.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.38%) Incident Management
1 6 (15.38%) Problem Management
1 6 (15.38%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (12.82%) Capacity Management
3 2 (5.13%) Revenue Management
3 2 (5.13%) Migration
3 2 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (2.56%) Service Management
4 1 (2.56%) Change Management
4 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.56%) Network Design
4 1 (2.56%) Time Management
4 1 (2.56%) ITIL
4 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.13%) C
4 1 (2.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (15.38%) MCSE
3 4 (10.26%) CCNA
3 4 (10.26%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.13%) MCP
4 2 (5.13%) MCDBA
4 2 (5.13%) CCNP
5 1 (2.56%) CCA
5 1 (2.56%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (2.56%) Degree
5 1 (2.56%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.56%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.08%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.38%) NLBS
2 6 (15.38%) vSphere
3 5 (12.82%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.13%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (5.13%) XenApp
5 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.56%) Sendmail
5 1 (2.56%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (7.69%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (5.13%) ARCserve
2 2 (5.13%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.56%) WSUS
3 1 (2.56%) SCOM
3 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
3 1 (2.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 16 (41.03%) VMware
2 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 8 (20.51%) Cisco
4 6 (15.38%) HP
4 6 (15.38%) Citrix
5 3 (7.69%) NetApp
5 3 (7.69%) Veeam
6 1 (2.56%) Lotus
6 1 (2.56%) WatchGuard
6 1 (2.56%) Infor
6 1 (2.56%) Juniper
6 1 (2.56%) Intel