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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 229 217 210
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 28 20 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.28% 0.23% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.26% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 5 10
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£290 £225 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+28.88% +45.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £165 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £315 £291
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £218 £250
% change year-on-year
+28.73% -13.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 4
Average hourly rate £18.39 £22.57 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.50% +7.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £16.05 £19.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.75 £28.00 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+20.93% -14.00%
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
9046 7839 7738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.24% 91.96% 92.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 4999 4158 3740
Average daily rate £375 £360 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -0.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £223 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £501 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 471 449 657
Average hourly rate £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £36.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 19 December 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
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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 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
Berkshire +3 9 £230 +3.95% 4
Hampshire - 9 £295 -
Surrey -2 5 £350 - 2
Oxfordshire - 2 - -
West Sussex -4 1 £375 +66.66% 1
Buckinghamshire -16 1 - - 1
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England

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 38 (84.44%) Windows
2 22 (48.89%) Active Directory
3 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
4 19 (42.22%) VMware
5 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (28.89%) Citrix
7 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
9 10 (22.22%) MCSE
9 10 (22.22%) SQL
9 10 (22.22%) HP
10 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
10 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (20.00%) Windows 7
11 8 (17.78%) ITIL
12 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
12 7 (15.56%) Clustering
13 6 (13.33%) IIS
13 6 (13.33%) MS Office
14 5 (11.11%) Linux
14 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
14 5 (11.11%) DNS
14 5 (11.11%) Cisco
14 5 (11.11%) Firewall
14 5 (11.11%) Finance
14 5 (11.11%) Migration
15 4 (8.89%) Altiris
15 4 (8.89%) Incident Management

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 11 (24.44%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.33%) IIS
3 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.44%) Lync
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.44%) GlassFish
5 2 (4.44%) Apache
5 2 (4.44%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.44%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.22%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (15.56%) MS Excel
2 6 (13.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (11.11%) DNS
1 5 (11.11%) Firewall
2 4 (8.89%) DHCP
3 3 (6.67%) SAN
3 3 (6.67%) Internet
4 2 (4.44%) NAS
4 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.44%) LDAP
5 1 (2.22%) SMS
5 1 (2.22%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
2 1 (2.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 2 (4.44%) J2EE
3 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Clustering
2 2 (4.44%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.44%) Blackberry
2 2 (4.44%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.22%) iPhone
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 38 (84.44%) Windows
2 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (35.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (26.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (11.11%) Linux
6 4 (8.89%) UNIX
7 3 (6.67%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (17.78%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) Migration
3 4 (8.89%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.44%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (4.44%) Network Architecture
4 2 (4.44%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (4.44%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (4.44%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.44%) Kanban
4 2 (4.44%) Load Balancing
4 2 (4.44%) CMMI
4 2 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.44%) Scrum
5 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.22%) Service Management
5 1 (2.22%) Release Management
5 1 (2.22%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.22%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.22%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (4.44%) Bourne shell
2 2 (4.44%) Korn
2 2 (4.44%) VB
2 2 (4.44%) VB.NET
2 2 (4.44%) C
2 2 (4.44%) C#
2 2 (4.44%) Java
2 2 (4.44%) Perl
3 1 (2.22%) PHP
Qualifications
1 11 (24.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (22.22%) MCSE
3 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) ITIL Certification
3 4 (8.89%) MCSA
3 4 (8.89%) MCP
4 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.44%) CCNP
4 2 (4.44%) CCNA
5 1 (2.22%) MCDBA
5 1 (2.22%) CNA
5 1 (2.22%) CNE
5 1 (2.22%) Novell Certification
5 1 (2.22%) MCTS
5 1 (2.22%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (48.89%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 3 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.44%) vSphere
4 2 (4.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.44%) ISA Server
4 2 (4.44%) NFS
5 1 (2.22%) Terminal Server
5 1 (2.22%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.22%) NLBS
5 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) SCCM
1 4 (8.89%) SCOM
1 4 (8.89%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.44%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (4.44%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.44%) Nagios
3 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.22%) WSUS
3 1 (2.22%) SCDPM
3 1 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (42.22%) VMware
3 13 (28.89%) Citrix
4 10 (22.22%) HP
5 5 (11.11%) Cisco
6 4 (8.89%) Altiris
6 4 (8.89%) McAfee
7 2 (4.44%) Isilon
7 2 (4.44%) Veritas
7 2 (4.44%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.44%) Apple
7 2 (4.44%) EMC
7 2 (4.44%) SAP
8 1 (2.22%) NetApp
8 1 (2.22%) Avaya
8 1 (2.22%) Symantec
8 1 (2.22%) Remedy
8 1 (2.22%) Sophos
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