The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Server Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 June 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
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Specialist
Rank 618 611 588
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Server Specialist 28 27 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.049% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.052% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 18 11
Median daily rate £414 £320 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.29% -14.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £235 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £413 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £325 £514
% change year-on-year
+26.15% -36.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

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
51013 52259 50243
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.79% 94.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 33240 32883 30807
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £563 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1530 1985 2033
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Server Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Server Specialist in the job title.

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 28 June 2016.

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 22 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 June 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
England -7 20 £404 +26.17% 2
South East -1 8 £420 +78.72% 1
Scotland -11 8 £423 -
Edinburgh - 6 - -
London -11 4 £439 +37.10%
Milton Keynes - 4 £425 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £425 - 1
Hampshire - 4 £350 -
Yorkshire +4 2 - -
North West -7 2 £325 - 1
South West - 2 £296 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £423 -
Clydebank - 2 £423 -
Winchester - 2 £350 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
City of London +35 1 - -
East of England +9 1 £375 -
Manchester -16 1 - -
Lancashire - 1 £325 - 1
Bristol - 1 £288 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £375 -

Server Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, Server Specialist 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 featuring Server Specialist in the job title.

1 45 (71.43%) Windows
2 31 (49.21%) VMware
3 30 (47.62%) Windows Server
4 26 (41.27%) Active Directory
5 24 (38.10%) Finance
6 21 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 20 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 19 (30.16%) Citrix
8 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
9 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (23.81%) SQL
11 14 (22.22%) Migration
11 14 (22.22%) WebSphere
12 13 (20.63%) SCCM
12 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
12 13 (20.63%) WebSphere Application Server
13 12 (19.05%) SAN
13 12 (19.05%) IBM
13 12 (19.05%) Security Patching
14 10 (15.87%) PowerShell
14 10 (15.87%) DNS
14 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (14.29%) NetApp
15 9 (14.29%) SharePoint
15 9 (14.29%) Skype for Business
15 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
16 8 (12.70%) XenApp
16 8 (12.70%) SCOM
16 8 (12.70%) VMware ESXi

Server Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 (22.22%) WebSphere
2 13 (20.63%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 9 (14.29%) Skype for Business
4 6 (9.52%) IBM HTTP Server
4 6 (9.52%) MS Exchange
5 4 (6.35%) Apache
5 4 (6.35%) IIS
5 4 (6.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 4 (6.35%) WebSphere Portal
6 3 (4.76%) iPlanet
6 3 (4.76%) WebLogic
6 3 (4.76%) WebSphere Process Server
7 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.17%) FileNet
7 2 (3.17%) JBoss
7 2 (3.17%) Tomcat
7 2 (3.17%) WebLogic Portal
8 1 (1.59%) Apache TomEE
Applications
1 3 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.59%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (3.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 12 (19.05%) SAN
2 10 (15.87%) DNS
3 6 (9.52%) HTTP
3 6 (9.52%) HTTPS
3 6 (9.52%) WAN
4 5 (7.94%) DHCP
5 4 (6.35%) LAN
6 2 (3.17%) LDAP
6 2 (3.17%) Network Security
6 2 (3.17%) SMTP
6 2 (3.17%) SSL
6 2 (3.17%) Wireless
7 1 (1.59%) Firewall
7 1 (1.59%) Internet
7 1 (1.59%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.59%) NAS
7 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.59%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.59%) VPN
7 1 (1.59%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (20.63%) SQL Server
2 9 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (12.70%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (3.17%) Big Data
4 2 (3.17%) DB2
4 2 (3.17%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.59%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.59%) MySQL
5 1 (1.59%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Introscope
2 1 (1.59%) Jenkins
General
1 24 (38.10%) Finance
2 6 (9.52%) Banking
3 4 (6.35%) Manufacturing
4 2 (3.17%) Electronics
4 2 (3.17%) Marketing
4 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.59%) Back Office
5 1 (1.59%) Law
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Local Government
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) Middleware
2 5 (7.94%) J2EE
3 3 (4.76%) XML
4 2 (3.17%) IBM Integration Bus
4 2 (3.17%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (3.17%) XMPP
5 1 (1.59%) JDBC
5 1 (1.59%) JMS
5 1 (1.59%) LAMP
5 1 (1.59%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (1.59%) REST
5 1 (1.59%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (3.17%) Clustering
1 2 (3.17%) Data Centre
1 2 (3.17%) DataPower
1 2 (3.17%) Life Science
1 2 (3.17%) PKI
1 2 (3.17%) Private Cloud
2 1 (1.59%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.59%) EqualLogic
2 1 (1.59%) Mainframe
2 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
2 1 (1.59%) Replication
2 1 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (1.59%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 45 (71.43%) Windows
2 30 (47.62%) Windows Server
3 21 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.94%) Linux
6 5 (7.94%) Unix
7 3 (4.76%) AIX
7 3 (4.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.17%) CentOS
9 1 (1.59%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (22.22%) Migration
2 12 (19.05%) Security Patching
3 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (9.52%) Configuration Management
3 6 (9.52%) ITIL
3 6 (9.52%) Server Building
3 6 (9.52%) Server Patching
4 5 (7.94%) Project Management
5 4 (6.35%) Information Security
5 4 (6.35%) Technical Analysis
6 3 (4.76%) Analytics
6 3 (4.76%) High Availability
6 3 (4.76%) Integration Testing
6 3 (4.76%) Service Management
7 2 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.17%) Digital Marketing
7 2 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (3.17%) Incident Management
7 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
7 2 (3.17%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) SQL
2 10 (15.87%) PowerShell
3 8 (12.70%) Java
4 6 (9.52%) C#
4 6 (9.52%) T-SQL
5 4 (6.35%) Perl
6 3 (4.76%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.17%) Jython
7 2 (3.17%) VBScript
8 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.59%) Python
8 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 10 (15.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (11.11%) MCSE
2 7 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (9.52%) SC Cleared
3 6 (9.52%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.17%) CISSP
5 1 (1.59%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.59%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.59%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (41.27%) Active Directory
2 20 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (12.70%) VMware ESXi
3 8 (12.70%) XenApp
4 7 (11.11%) vSphere
5 4 (6.35%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 2 (3.17%) Docker
6 2 (3.17%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.59%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (20.63%) SCCM
2 8 (12.70%) SCOM
3 3 (4.76%) CA Wily
3 3 (4.76%) Puppet
4 2 (3.17%) NetBackup
4 2 (3.17%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.59%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.59%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (1.59%) Nagios
5 1 (1.59%) Opsview
5 1 (1.59%) vMotion
5 1 (1.59%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (49.21%) VMware
2 19 (30.16%) Citrix
2 19 (30.16%) Microsoft
3 12 (19.05%) IBM
4 9 (14.29%) NetApp
5 8 (12.70%) CommVault
5 8 (12.70%) Oracle
6 6 (9.52%) EMC
7 5 (7.94%) HP
8 4 (6.35%) 3PAR
9 3 (4.76%) CA
9 3 (4.76%) Cisco
9 3 (4.76%) Red Hat
10 2 (3.17%) Cyber-Ark
10 2 (3.17%) Dell
10 2 (3.17%) SAP
11 1 (1.59%) Akamai
11 1 (1.59%) AppSense
11 1 (1.59%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.59%) Sun
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