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 13 February 2016 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
13 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 225 228 185
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -43
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 32 38 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.38% 0.40% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.43% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 24
Average daily rate £228 £300 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.16% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £199 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £256 £280 £258
% change year-on-year
-8.48% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 17
Average hourly rate £45.00 £16.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+172.72% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £15.36 £13.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.60 £17.84 £28.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £44.00 £18.25 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+141.09% -5.19%
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
7953 8828 7991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.19% 93.80% 93.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 4824 4748 4160
Average daily rate £385 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 432 468
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.40 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.57% +5.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £10.96 £11.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 13 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 13 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 - 16 £228 - 3
Berkshire +6 8 £218 -34.33% 2
Buckinghamshire +11 3 £231 -19.56%
Hampshire +1 3 £304 +1.25% 1
Kent - 1 £180 - 3
Oxfordshire - 1 £280 - 3
Server Support
England

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 46 (80.70%) Windows
2 44 (77.19%) Windows Server
3 35 (61.40%) Active Directory
4 31 (54.39%) VMware
5 27 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (45.61%) Microsoft
7 20 (35.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (28.07%) MS Exchange
10 14 (24.56%) vSphere
11 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
11 13 (22.81%) ITIL
12 11 (19.30%) Windows 7
12 11 (19.30%) Data Centre
12 11 (19.30%) SQL
13 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
13 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
13 10 (17.54%) SCCM
14 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
14 9 (15.79%) Hyper-V
14 9 (15.79%) NetBackup
14 9 (15.79%) HP
14 9 (15.79%) MS Office
15 8 (14.04%) Intel Security
15 8 (14.04%) Firewall
15 8 (14.04%) WSUS
16 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010
16 7 (12.28%) VMware ESXi
16 7 (12.28%) McAfee ePO

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

For the 6 months to 13 February 2016, 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 16 (28.07%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (7.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (3.51%) Apache
5 2 (3.51%) IIS
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.79%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.04%) Firewall
2 7 (12.28%) SAN
3 6 (10.53%) DNS
3 6 (10.53%) TCP/IP
4 3 (5.26%) DHCP
5 2 (3.51%) Fibre Channel
5 2 (3.51%) Internet
5 2 (3.51%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (3.51%) LDAP
5 2 (3.51%) Network Security
5 2 (3.51%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (3.51%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (1.75%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (1.75%) FTP
6 1 (1.75%) HTTP
6 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.75%) LAN
6 1 (1.75%) SMTP
6 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) Big Data
2 2 (3.51%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.51%) Hadoop
2 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.75%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.75%) DB2
3 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.75%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (7.02%) Finance
2 1 (1.75%) Electronics
2 1 (1.75%) Law
2 1 (1.75%) Legal
2 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.75%) Marketing
2 1 (1.75%) Retail
2 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) .NET
2 2 (3.51%) SAML
3 1 (1.75%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.75%) CSS
3 1 (1.75%) Entity Framework
3 1 (1.75%) HTML
3 1 (1.75%) XML
3 1 (1.75%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (19.30%) Data Centre
2 7 (12.28%) Driving Licence
3 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (7.02%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.51%) Clustering
4 2 (3.51%) PKI
4 2 (3.51%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.75%) AS400
5 1 (1.75%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.75%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.75%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 46 (80.70%) Windows
2 44 (77.19%) Windows Server
3 27 (47.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (35.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (19.30%) Windows 7
7 6 (10.53%) Linux
8 4 (7.02%) Unix
8 4 (7.02%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.51%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.75%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.75%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.81%) ITIL
2 7 (12.28%) Server Building
3 5 (8.77%) Migration
4 4 (7.02%) Change Control
5 3 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (5.26%) ITIL V3
5 3 (5.26%) Logistics
6 2 (3.51%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.51%) Analytics
6 2 (3.51%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.51%) Identity Management
6 2 (3.51%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.51%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (3.51%) Scrum
6 2 (3.51%) Service Management
6 2 (3.51%) System Integration Testing
6 2 (3.51%) Use Case
7 1 (1.75%) Coaching
7 1 (1.75%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (1.75%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (19.30%) SQL
2 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.26%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.51%) C#
4 2 (3.51%) VB
5 1 (1.75%) COBOL
5 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.75%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.75%) VB6
Qualifications
1 10 (17.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
3 7 (12.28%) SC Cleared
4 6 (10.53%) MCSA
4 6 (10.53%) MCSE
5 2 (3.51%) BC Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) Degree
6 1 (1.75%) MCP
6 1 (1.75%) MCSD
6 1 (1.75%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.75%) SLA
1 1 (1.75%) TickIT
System Software
1 35 (61.40%) Active Directory
2 18 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (24.56%) vSphere
4 9 (15.79%) Hyper-V
5 7 (12.28%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (7.02%) XenApp
7 3 (5.26%) VMware Server
7 3 (5.26%) XenDesktop
8 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) SCCM
2 9 (15.79%) NetBackup
3 8 (14.04%) WSUS
4 7 (12.28%) Backup Exec
4 7 (12.28%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (12.28%) SCOM
5 5 (8.77%) SCVMM
6 2 (3.51%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.75%) SCDPM
7 1 (1.75%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 31 (54.39%) VMware
2 26 (45.61%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.79%) HP
4 8 (14.04%) Intel Security
5 6 (10.53%) Citrix
6 4 (7.02%) Cisco
7 3 (5.26%) Dell
8 2 (3.51%) EMC
8 2 (3.51%) Google
8 2 (3.51%) Intel
8 2 (3.51%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.51%) Symantec
9 1 (1.75%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.75%) arcserve
9 1 (1.75%) CommVault
9 1 (1.75%) SAP
9 1 (1.75%) ServiceNow
9 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.75%) Spiceworks
9 1 (1.75%) Splunk
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