The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support role in IT contracts advertised for the South West 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 4 August 2015 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 138 141 99
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 8 2 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.24% 0.066% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.070% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 5
Average daily rate
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- £400 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.45%
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £243 £275
% change year-on-year
+23.71% -11.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 7
Average hourly rate £19.50 - £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.75 - £17.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 - £21.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.75 £21.38 £21.25
% change year-on-year
-7.60% +0.58%
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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 West 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 West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3058 2837 2001
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.37% 93.20% 93.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1958 1853 1220
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £209
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 203 166 137
Average hourly rate £19.50 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.36 £40.00 £41.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Server Support in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Server Support
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Server Support across the South West region.

Server Support Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Server Support across the South West region.

Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Server Support
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Support across the South West region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

Server Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Server Support
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015. 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
Devon - 6 - - 1
Bristol -1 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - 1 - -
Server Support
England

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) SQL
3 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 8 (53.33%) VMware
4 7 (46.67%) SUSE
4 7 (46.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
4 7 (46.67%) Novell
4 7 (46.67%) Web Services
4 7 (46.67%) ZENworks
4 7 (46.67%) NetWare
4 7 (46.67%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) DNS
5 3 (20.00%) IIS
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (13.33%) Firewall
6 2 (13.33%) Network Security
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (13.33%) SAN
6 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
6 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
7 1 (6.67%) VPN
7 1 (6.67%) Cisco
7 1 (6.67%) MS Office
7 1 (6.67%) MySQL
7 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
7 1 (6.67%) MCSE
7 1 (6.67%) MCSA

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

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 3 (20.00%) IIS
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Office
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) SAN
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) Network Security
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (46.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) NetWare
2 7 (46.67%) SUSE
2 7 (46.67%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
1 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
1 1 (6.67%) Load Balancing
1 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
1 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
1 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
1 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
1 1 (6.67%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 9 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 1 (6.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) MCSA
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
2 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (46.67%) ZENworks
2 1 (6.67%) NetBackup
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
1 8 (53.33%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) Novell
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
3 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
3 1 (6.67%) Remedy
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco
3 1 (6.67%) HP