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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 238 241 225
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 20 26 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.23% 0.27% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.29% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 15 16
Median daily rate £225 £290 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.41% +31.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £275 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £315 £244
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £275 £215
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +27.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 3
Median hourly rate £14.50 £30.00 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-51.66% +60.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +10.34%
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
8311 9063 8668
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 94.20% 94.85% 94.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4966 5337 4682
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 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 426 432
Median hourly rate £21.00 £16.14 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.11% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.45 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.88 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 29 July 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 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 +7 6 £225 -25.00% 3
Surrey -14 6 £325 +15.04%
Kent +14 3 £178 -35.22% 3
Hampshire -2 3 £325 +8.33% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 2 £231 -19.84%
Sussex - 2 £178 -
Oxfordshire +6 1 £260 - 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Server Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 48 (81.36%) Windows
2 41 (69.49%) Windows Server
3 31 (52.54%) Active Directory
4 30 (50.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (47.46%) VMware
6 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
7 20 (33.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 18 (30.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (30.51%) vSphere
9 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (23.73%) MS Exchange
10 14 (23.73%) SQL
11 13 (22.03%) ITIL
11 13 (22.03%) Citrix
12 10 (16.95%) NetBackup
12 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
13 9 (15.25%) MS Office
13 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
13 9 (15.25%) HP
13 9 (15.25%) DNS
14 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
14 8 (13.56%) DHCP
14 8 (13.56%) Windows 7
14 8 (13.56%) PowerShell
15 7 (11.86%) Data Centre
15 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
15 7 (11.86%) XenApp
15 7 (11.86%) MCSE
15 7 (11.86%) SAN
15 7 (11.86%) Intel Security

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 14 (23.73%) MS Exchange
2 5 (8.47%) Skype for Business
3 3 (5.08%) IIS
3 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.69%) Apache
5 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.69%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 10 (16.95%) MS Excel
2 9 (15.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.17%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.39%) IaaS
3 2 (3.39%) Office 365
3 2 (3.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.25%) DNS
2 8 (13.56%) DHCP
3 7 (11.86%) SAN
4 4 (6.78%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.08%) Firewall
5 3 (5.08%) Unified Communications
6 2 (3.39%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (3.39%) Network Security
6 2 (3.39%) Skype
7 1 (1.69%) Internet
7 1 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
7 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.69%) LAN
7 1 (1.69%) LDAP
7 1 (1.69%) MPLS
7 1 (1.69%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.69%) VoIP
7 1 (1.69%) VPN
7 1 (1.69%) WAN
7 1 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (13.56%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.69%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 2 (3.39%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
2 1 (1.69%) Electronics
2 1 (1.69%) Local Government
2 1 (1.69%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.69%) Marketing
2 1 (1.69%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) Web Services
2 1 (1.69%) .NET
2 1 (1.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.69%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.47%) Driving Licence
3 4 (6.78%) Clustering
4 1 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.69%) HACMP
4 1 (1.69%) PKI
4 1 (1.69%) Replication
4 1 (1.69%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 48 (81.36%) Windows
2 41 (69.49%) Windows Server
3 30 (50.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (33.90%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (13.56%) Windows 7
7 6 (10.17%) Linux
8 5 (8.47%) Unix
9 4 (6.78%) Windows XP
10 2 (3.39%) AIX
10 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (3.39%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (22.03%) ITIL
2 5 (8.47%) Service Delivery
3 4 (6.78%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (5.08%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (5.08%) Problem Management
4 3 (5.08%) Server Building
5 2 (3.39%) Logistics
5 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.69%) BCP
6 1 (1.69%) Business Intelligence
6 1 (1.69%) Change Management
6 1 (1.69%) Data Management
6 1 (1.69%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (1.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.69%) Identity Management
6 1 (1.69%) ITSM
6 1 (1.69%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.69%) Migration
6 1 (1.69%) Programme Management
6 1 (1.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (23.73%) SQL
2 8 (13.56%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.08%) Perl
4 2 (3.39%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.39%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.39%) Python
4 2 (3.39%) Ruby
5 1 (1.69%) C#
5 1 (1.69%) C++
5 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.69%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.86%) MCSE
2 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
3 5 (8.47%) MCSA
4 4 (6.78%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.39%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.69%) CCNA
6 1 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.39%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (52.54%) Active Directory
2 18 (30.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (30.51%) vSphere
3 7 (11.86%) XenApp
4 6 (10.17%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (8.47%) Hyper-V
6 4 (6.78%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (6.78%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.08%) XenServer
8 2 (3.39%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (16.95%) NetBackup
2 5 (8.47%) Backup Exec
2 5 (8.47%) McAfee ePO
2 5 (8.47%) WSUS
3 4 (6.78%) SCCM
4 3 (5.08%) SCVMM
5 2 (3.39%) Ansible
5 2 (3.39%) Netcool
5 2 (3.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (3.39%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.39%) Puppet
6 1 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.69%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 28 (47.46%) VMware
2 21 (35.59%) Microsoft
3 13 (22.03%) Citrix
4 9 (15.25%) HP
5 7 (11.86%) Intel Security
6 4 (6.78%) Sybase
6 4 (6.78%) Veritas
7 3 (5.08%) EMC
7 3 (5.08%) Intel
7 3 (5.08%) Oracle
8 2 (3.39%) Cisco
9 1 (1.69%) arcserve
9 1 (1.69%) CommVault
9 1 (1.69%) Dell
9 1 (1.69%) IBM
9 1 (1.69%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.69%) SAP
9 1 (1.69%) Sophos
9 1 (1.69%) Symantec