The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Specialist role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Server Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Specialist
Rank 577 549 518
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Server Specialist 22 21 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.040% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.044% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 15 16
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £388 £350
% change year-on-year
+9.67% +10.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £22.50 -
% change year-on-year
-22.22% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49598 47956 42731
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.38% 92.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 30070 28704 24525
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1954 2000 2187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.51
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.85 £17.00 £17.33
% change year-on-year
-0.86% -1.87%

Server Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Server Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Server Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Server Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Server Specialist within the UK.

Server Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Server Specialist
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

Server Specialist Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Server Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Server Specialist within the UK.

Server Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Server Specialist
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 27 March 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
England -9 19 £425 +6.25% 2
Hampshire -6 10 £425 +9.67%
South East -28 10 £425 +6.25% 1
London 0 3 £388 -3.12%
West Midlands - 2 - -
East Midlands -7 1 £375 -0.66%
South Wales - 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - - 1
North West - - - - 1
Birmingham - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Harrogate - - - -
Leeds - - - -
East of England - - - -
Luton - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Newport - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Skipton - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Warrington - - - -
Watford - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -

Server Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Server Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 17 (47.22%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Linux
2 14 (38.89%) WebSphere Application Server
2 14 (38.89%) WebSphere
2 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
2 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
3 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
4 12 (33.33%) VMware
4 12 (33.33%) Bash Shell
5 10 (27.78%) SAN
6 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (25.00%) Cognos
6 9 (25.00%) Clustering
6 9 (25.00%) Analytics
7 8 (22.22%) HP
7 8 (22.22%) Migration
8 7 (19.44%) ITIL
8 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
10 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (13.89%) vSphere
11 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
11 4 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (11.11%) Lync
11 4 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (11.11%) WSUS
11 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (11.11%) SQL
11 4 (11.11%) Active Directory

Server Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Server Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 14 (38.89%) WebSphere Application Server
1 14 (38.89%) WebSphere
2 4 (11.11%) Lync
3 3 (8.33%) IIS
4 2 (5.56%) MS Project Server
4 2 (5.56%) FileNet
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) MS Project
1 2 (5.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (5.56%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (27.78%) SAN
2 4 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (8.33%) DNS
3 3 (8.33%) iSCSI
3 3 (8.33%) NAS
3 3 (8.33%) DHCP
4 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.78%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (2.78%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (2.78%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (11.11%) X-Windows
2 1 (2.78%) WCF
2 1 (2.78%) SOAP
2 1 (2.78%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Clustering
2 3 (8.33%) Replication
2 3 (8.33%) Celerra
2 3 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.56%) PDA
4 1 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 17 (47.22%) Windows
2 14 (38.89%) Linux
3 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (13.89%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (8.33%) UNIX
6 3 (8.33%) Solaris
7 1 (2.78%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.00%) Analytics
2 8 (22.22%) Migration
3 7 (19.44%) ITIL
4 4 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (8.33%) Change Control
6 2 (5.56%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (5.56%) Mentoring
6 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (5.56%) Project Planning
7 1 (2.78%) Data Migration
7 1 (2.78%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.78%) ETL
7 1 (2.78%) Service Management
7 1 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.78%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 4 (11.11%) SQL
3 2 (5.56%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.78%) C#
4 1 (2.78%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (38.89%) SC Cleared
1 14 (38.89%) Security Cleared
2 4 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (2.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (19.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (13.89%) vSphere
3 4 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 4 (11.11%) Active Directory
4 3 (8.33%) Terminal Services
4 3 (8.33%) VMware ESX
4 3 (8.33%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 1 (2.78%) NFS
5 1 (2.78%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) WSUS
2 3 (8.33%) SCCM
3 2 (5.56%) SCOM
4 1 (2.78%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (2.78%) Nagios
4 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.78%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 13 (36.11%) Microsoft
2 12 (33.33%) VMware
3 9 (25.00%) Cognos
4 8 (22.22%) HP
5 4 (11.11%) Altiris
6 3 (8.33%) EMC
6 3 (8.33%) Citrix
6 3 (8.33%) NetApp
7 2 (5.56%) ILOG
7 2 (5.56%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.78%) IBM
8 1 (2.78%) Symantec
8 1 (2.78%) Sophos
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