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 28 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Specialist
Rank 598 587 559
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Server Specialist 27 29 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.046% 0.052% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.056% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 14
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£381 £375 £328
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% +14.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £297 £330 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £470 £469
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £320
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +17.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £22.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £47.50

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
54347 51343 48877
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.79% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 34673 31061 29030
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2003 1976 2120
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 28 August 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 20 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 28 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
England -15 26 £413 +10.00% 5
London +21 12 £413 +3.96% 4
South East -23 5 £314 -12.84% 1
Surrey -1 4 £314 - 1
West Midlands +2 3 £413 -
Warwickshire - 3 £413 -
Warwick - 3 £413 -
City of London +5 2 £378 +35.00%
North East - 2 £251 -
East of England +1 1 - -
South West -11 1 £330 -8.96%
Wales - 1 £350 -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £330 -
West Wales - 1 £350 -
Swansea - 1 £350 -
Suffolk - 1 - -

Server Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 38 (71.70%) Windows
2 27 (50.94%) Migration
3 17 (32.08%) Linux
3 17 (32.08%) WebSphere
4 16 (30.19%) CA Wily
4 16 (30.19%) Introscope
4 16 (30.19%) AIX
4 16 (30.19%) Solaris
4 16 (30.19%) WebSphere Application Server
5 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
5 15 (28.30%) DB2
5 15 (28.30%) CICS
5 15 (28.30%) CA
5 15 (28.30%) zOS
5 15 (28.30%) Jython
5 15 (28.30%) LPAR
6 14 (26.42%) SQL
7 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
8 10 (18.87%) VMware
9 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (16.98%) ITIL
10 8 (15.09%) HP
10 8 (15.09%) SAN
10 8 (15.09%) NetApp
11 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
11 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
11 7 (13.21%) WebSphere Portal
11 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (13.21%) Finance
11 7 (13.21%) WebSphere Process Server

Server Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 17 (32.08%) WebSphere
2 16 (30.19%) WebSphere Application Server
3 15 (28.30%) CICS
4 7 (13.21%) WebSphere Process Server
4 7 (13.21%) WebSphere Portal
5 6 (11.32%) IIS
6 3 (5.66%) Lync
7 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.89%) Apache
7 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.89%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (3.77%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (3.77%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) IBM PureFlex
2 1 (1.89%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) SAN
2 6 (11.32%) Firewall
3 5 (9.43%) DNS
4 3 (5.66%) DHCP
5 2 (3.77%) Internet
5 2 (3.77%) Skype
6 1 (1.89%) Network Security
6 1 (1.89%) DMZ
6 1 (1.89%) Intranet
6 1 (1.89%) SNMP
6 1 (1.89%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.89%) LDAP
6 1 (1.89%) LAN
6 1 (1.89%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (28.30%) SQL Server
1 15 (28.30%) DB2
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.77%) MS Access
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (30.19%) Introscope
2 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (13.21%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Marketing
3 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.89%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) SOAP
1 1 (1.89%) Web Services
1 1 (1.89%) XML
1 1 (1.89%) Java EE
1 1 (1.89%) TIBCO EMS
1 1 (1.89%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (28.30%) LPAR
2 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
3 2 (3.77%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (3.77%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.77%) Clustering
4 1 (1.89%) Equities
4 1 (1.89%) PKI
4 1 (1.89%) PDA
4 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.89%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.89%) NHS
4 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (71.70%) Windows
2 17 (32.08%) Linux
3 16 (30.19%) AIX
3 16 (30.19%) Solaris
4 15 (28.30%) zOS
5 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (5.66%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (50.94%) Migration
2 9 (16.98%) ITIL
3 5 (9.43%) Load Balancing
4 4 (7.55%) ETL
5 3 (5.66%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (5.66%) Data Migration
6 2 (3.77%) Direct Marketing
6 2 (3.77%) Change Management
6 2 (3.77%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (3.77%) Server Building
7 1 (1.89%) DevOps
7 1 (1.89%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.89%) Coaching
7 1 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.89%) Business Continuity
7 1 (1.89%) Project Management
7 1 (1.89%) Service Management
7 1 (1.89%) System Testing
7 1 (1.89%) Information Management
7 1 (1.89%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 15 (28.30%) Jython
2 14 (26.42%) SQL
3 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
4 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.77%) C#
5 1 (1.89%) Java
5 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.89%) PHP
5 1 (1.89%) Python
5 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) MCP
1 1 (1.89%) MCSE
1 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) Active Directory
1 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (5.66%) vSphere
3 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
4 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.89%) NFS
Systems Management
1 16 (30.19%) CA Wily
2 3 (5.66%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) TIBCO Hawk
3 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (28.30%) CA
2 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
3 10 (18.87%) VMware
4 8 (15.09%) HP
4 8 (15.09%) NetApp
5 5 (9.43%) Cisco
5 5 (9.43%) Citrix
6 3 (5.66%) IBM
7 2 (3.77%) Dell
7 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.77%) F5
7 2 (3.77%) Tableau
8 1 (1.89%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.89%) Oracle
8 1 (1.89%) Google
8 1 (1.89%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.89%) McAfee
8 1 (1.89%) Sophos
8 1 (1.89%) Radware
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