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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Specialist
Rank 599 568 555
Rank change year-on-year
-31 -13
Contract jobs requiring a Server Specialist 20 33 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.065% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.069% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 19 13
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £192 £320 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £22.50

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 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 18 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 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -20 13 £400 - 9
Scotland - 6 £348 - 1
London -7 4 £500 +25.00% 4
South East -13 4 £375 -11.76% 1
Berkshire +4 2 £550 -
Cheshire -5 2 £463 +42.30% 1
North West -17 2 £463 +42.30% 1
East of England - 2 £170 -
Surrey - 2 £300 -
Paisley - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £251 -
Renfrewshire - 2 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £420 -
Clydebank - 2 £420 -
Suffolk - 2 £170 -
Banstead - 1 £225 -
Cobham - 1 £375 -
Knutsford - 1 £425 -

Server Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 28 (48.28%) Windows
2 22 (37.93%) Windows Server
3 16 (27.59%) Active Directory
3 16 (27.59%) WebSphere
4 15 (25.86%) Unix
5 13 (22.41%) Finance
5 13 (22.41%) IBM
5 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
6 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
6 12 (20.69%) WebSphere Application Server
6 12 (20.69%) VMware
7 11 (18.97%) ITIL
8 10 (17.24%) Oracle
8 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
9 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
9 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (15.52%) Linux
9 9 (15.52%) Citrix
10 8 (13.79%) AIX
10 8 (13.79%) Java
10 8 (13.79%) SQL
10 8 (13.79%) Banking
10 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
11 7 (12.07%) vSphere
11 7 (12.07%) Process Improvement
11 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (10.34%) SLA
12 6 (10.34%) MS Exchange
12 6 (10.34%) Migration

Server Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 16 (27.59%) WebSphere
2 12 (20.69%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (10.34%) MS Exchange
4 5 (8.62%) WebSphere Process Server
5 3 (5.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (5.17%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (5.17%) WebSphere Portal
6 2 (3.45%) CICS
6 2 (3.45%) IIS
6 2 (3.45%) JBoss
7 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.72%) GlassFish
7 1 (1.72%) Lync
7 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.72%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (5.17%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (6.90%) DHCP
1 4 (6.90%) DNS
2 3 (5.17%) HTTP
2 3 (5.17%) HTTPS
2 3 (5.17%) SSL
3 2 (3.45%) Firewall
3 2 (3.45%) LAN
3 2 (3.45%) WAN
3 2 (3.45%) Wireless
4 1 (1.72%) FabricPath
4 1 (1.72%) NAS
4 1 (1.72%) NetScaler
4 1 (1.72%) Network Security
4 1 (1.72%) SAN
4 1 (1.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) DB2
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.72%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.72%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.45%) Introscope
2 1 (1.72%) Ant
2 1 (1.72%) Maven
2 1 (1.72%) Subversion
General
1 13 (22.41%) Finance
2 8 (13.79%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Back Office
3 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Legal
3 1 (1.72%) Military
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) Middleware
2 4 (6.90%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (5.17%) J2EE
3 3 (5.17%) TIBCO EMS
4 2 (3.45%) .NET
5 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.72%) Java EE
5 1 (1.72%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.17%) Biometrics
3 3 (5.17%) DataPower
3 3 (5.17%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.45%) Clustering
4 2 (3.45%) LPAR
4 2 (3.45%) NHS
5 1 (1.72%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 28 (48.28%) Windows
2 22 (37.93%) Windows Server
3 15 (25.86%) Unix
4 9 (15.52%) Linux
4 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (13.79%) AIX
6 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (12.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (8.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.17%) CentOS
9 2 (3.45%) Solaris
9 2 (3.45%) zOS
10 1 (1.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (18.97%) ITIL
2 7 (12.07%) Process Improvement
3 6 (10.34%) Migration
4 5 (8.62%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 5 (8.62%) Server Building
4 5 (8.62%) System Integration Testing
4 5 (8.62%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (6.90%) Service Management
6 3 (5.17%) Information Security
6 3 (5.17%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (5.17%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (5.17%) Project Management
7 2 (3.45%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (1.72%) Case Management
8 1 (1.72%) Data Protection
8 1 (1.72%) DevOps
8 1 (1.72%) High Availability
8 1 (1.72%) Master Data Management
8 1 (1.72%) Network Management
8 1 (1.72%) Records Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (13.79%) Java
1 8 (13.79%) SQL
2 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
3 4 (6.90%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.45%) C#
4 2 (3.45%) Jython
5 1 (1.72%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.72%) VB
5 1 (1.72%) VB6
Qualifications
1 9 (15.52%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.34%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.34%) SLA
2 2 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 16 (27.59%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (12.07%) vSphere
4 3 (5.17%) XenApp
5 2 (3.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.72%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) SCCM
2 3 (5.17%) AirWatch
2 3 (5.17%) TIBCO Hawk
3 2 (3.45%) CA Wily
3 2 (3.45%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 2 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.72%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.72%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 13 (22.41%) IBM
1 13 (22.41%) Microsoft
2 12 (20.69%) VMware
3 10 (17.24%) Oracle
4 9 (15.52%) Citrix
5 5 (8.62%) Red Hat
6 4 (6.90%) HP
7 3 (5.17%) Altiris
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco
7 3 (5.17%) TIBCO
8 2 (3.45%) CA
8 2 (3.45%) NetApp
8 2 (3.45%) Symantec
9 1 (1.72%) Sun
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