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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 232 222 224
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 15 21 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.16% 0.24% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.26% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 12
Average daily rate
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£275 £320 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.06% +9.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £189 £150 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £322 £379
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £17.23 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+39.33% +8.50%
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
8537 8019 9138
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.98% 92.98% 91.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 4779 4262 4249
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 496 599
Average hourly rate £16.14 £16.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.18% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £11.25 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £39.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +7 6 £248 -26.66% 4
Berkshire +1 5 £425 +136.11% 3
Hampshire -14 2 £175 -45.31% 6
Oxfordshire -10 1 £225 +12.50% 2
Buckinghamshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
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Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 12 (36.36%) VMware
4 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
5 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
5 9 (27.27%) SQL
5 9 (27.27%) MS Exchange
5 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
6 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (21.21%) Citrix
7 6 (18.18%) Cisco
8 5 (15.15%) SLA
8 5 (15.15%) IIS
8 5 (15.15%) Finance
8 5 (15.15%) Migration
8 5 (15.15%) Clustering
8 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
9 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
9 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
9 4 (12.12%) DHCP
9 4 (12.12%) DNS
9 4 (12.12%) CCNA
9 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (9.09%) HP
10 3 (9.09%) Internet
10 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
10 3 (9.09%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 9 (27.27%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.15%) IIS
3 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
4 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (3.03%) Moodle
6 1 (3.03%) SAS
6 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) MS Excel
2 2 (6.06%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) DHCP
1 4 (12.12%) DNS
2 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
2 3 (9.09%) Internet
2 3 (9.09%) Firewall
3 2 (6.06%) SAN
3 2 (6.06%) NAS
3 2 (6.06%) LDAP
3 2 (6.06%) LAN
3 2 (6.06%) VoIP
3 2 (6.06%) WAN
4 1 (3.03%) Broadband
4 1 (3.03%) SSL
4 1 (3.03%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.06%) .NET
2 1 (3.03%) .NET Framework
2 1 (3.03%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.15%) Clustering
2 4 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.06%) User Experience
3 2 (6.06%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.06%) Fat Client
4 1 (3.03%) iPhone
4 1 (3.03%) Smart Meter
4 1 (3.03%) Visualisation
4 1 (3.03%) EqualLogic
4 1 (3.03%) iPad
4 1 (3.03%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 26 (78.79%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (21.21%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (21.21%) Windows 7
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.09%) Linux
6 2 (6.06%) UNIX
6 2 (6.06%) Windows XP
6 2 (6.06%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.03%) CentOS
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.03%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (15.15%) Migration
2 4 (12.12%) Incident Management
3 3 (9.09%) ITIL
4 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (6.06%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.06%) Revenue Management
4 2 (6.06%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (6.06%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.03%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (3.03%) Time Management
5 1 (3.03%) Kanban
5 1 (3.03%) Service Management
5 1 (3.03%) CMMI
5 1 (3.03%) Change Management
5 1 (3.03%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.03%) Scrum
5 1 (3.03%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (3.03%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (27.27%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.06%) VB
3 2 (6.06%) C
3 2 (6.06%) Perl
3 2 (6.06%) Korn
3 2 (6.06%) Bourne shell
4 1 (3.03%) PHP
4 1 (3.03%) C#
4 1 (3.03%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) CCNA
1 4 (12.12%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (9.09%) MCSE
3 2 (6.06%) CCNP
3 2 (6.06%) MCP
4 1 (3.03%) CCA
4 1 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (3.03%) MCTS
4 1 (3.03%) MCITP
4 1 (3.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.15%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.09%) VMware ESX
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Workstation
3 2 (6.06%) NLBS
3 2 (6.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.06%) XenApp
3 2 (6.06%) vSphere
3 2 (6.06%) NFS
4 1 (3.03%) Sendmail
4 1 (3.03%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) NetBackup
1 3 (9.09%) SCOM
2 2 (6.06%) Nagios
2 2 (6.06%) ARCserve
3 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.03%) WSUS
3 1 (3.03%) Cisco CUCM
Vendors
1 12 (36.36%) VMware
2 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
3 7 (21.21%) Citrix
4 6 (18.18%) Cisco
5 3 (9.09%) HP
5 3 (9.09%) Veeam
6 2 (6.06%) Isilon
6 2 (6.06%) Veritas
6 2 (6.06%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.06%) Altiris
6 2 (6.06%) EMC
7 1 (3.03%) Intel
7 1 (3.03%) SAP
7 1 (3.03%) Juniper
7 1 (3.03%) NetApp
7 1 (3.03%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.03%) Infor
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