The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Specialist
Rank 558 530 538
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Server Specialist 22 39 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.041% 0.076% 0.085%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.083% 0.091%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 24
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£385 £339 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.73% -3.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £225 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £514 £458 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £320 £350
% change year-on-year
+28.90% -8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £47.50 -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49763 47179 53563
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.42% 92.54% 92.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 30243 27592 29833
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £568
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1973 2142 2712
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -7.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.48 £17.23 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-4.32% -6.89%

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 23 July 2014.

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 23 July 2014. 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 -22 22 £385 +13.73% 2
London +3 13 £385 -12.00%
South East -11 4 £514 +60.46% 1
Hampshire -20 4 £514 +60.46%
City of London +27 3 £375 -11.76%
East of England - 2 £450 -
Birmingham 0 1 - -
West Midlands -17 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 -
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Chester - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Doncaster - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Reading - - - -
Stockport - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
North West - - - - 1

Server Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 19 (42.22%) SQL Server
3 12 (26.67%) Windows
3 12 (26.67%) SharePoint
4 11 (24.44%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (24.44%) MS Project
4 11 (24.44%) WebSphere
4 11 (24.44%) MS Project Server
5 10 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 10 (22.22%) Degree
5 10 (22.22%) Project Management
6 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
7 6 (13.33%) HP
7 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (13.33%) SQL
7 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (13.33%) VMware
7 6 (13.33%) Clustering
7 6 (13.33%) SCCM
7 6 (13.33%) SCOM
8 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (11.11%) Migration
8 5 (11.11%) Mainframe
8 5 (11.11%) T-SQL
8 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
9 4 (8.89%) zOS
9 4 (8.89%) MOM

Server Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 12 (26.67%) SharePoint
2 11 (24.44%) WebSphere
2 11 (24.44%) MS Project Server
2 11 (24.44%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (22.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.22%) Lync
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.22%) CICS
4 1 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 11 (24.44%) MS Project
2 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.44%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
1 2 (4.44%) SAN
2 1 (2.22%) Internet
2 1 (2.22%) Firewall
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco IOS
2 1 (2.22%) Network Security
2 1 (2.22%) Junos
2 1 (2.22%) Fibre Channel
2 1 (2.22%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (2.22%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
2 1 (2.22%) DNS
2 1 (2.22%) HTTPS
2 1 (2.22%) SSL
2 1 (2.22%) IPv6
2 1 (2.22%) LDAP
2 1 (2.22%) DHCP
2 1 (2.22%) FTP
2 1 (2.22%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (42.22%) SQL Server
2 7 (15.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (13.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (8.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (2.22%) PerformancePoint
7 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
7 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (2.22%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.67%) Finance
2 2 (4.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.22%) Back Office
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) .NET
2 1 (2.22%) J2EE
2 1 (2.22%) SOAP
2 1 (2.22%) Web Services
2 1 (2.22%) XML
2 1 (2.22%) XSD
2 1 (2.22%) XSLT
2 1 (2.22%) ODBC
2 1 (2.22%) XML Schema
2 1 (2.22%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (2.22%) Middleware
2 1 (2.22%) X-Windows
2 1 (2.22%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.22%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.33%) Clustering
2 5 (11.11%) Mainframe
3 4 (8.89%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.22%) HACMP
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 12 (26.67%) Windows
2 7 (15.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (8.89%) zOS
4 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (6.67%) Linux
5 2 (4.44%) UNIX
5 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000
6 1 (2.22%) AIX
6 1 (2.22%) Solaris
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.22%) Project Management
1 10 (22.22%) Waterfall
2 5 (11.11%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (11.11%) Migration
3 4 (8.89%) ETL
4 3 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (4.44%) Analytics
5 2 (4.44%) Change Control
5 2 (4.44%) Automated Testing
5 2 (4.44%) Release Management
5 2 (4.44%) ITIL
6 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.22%) UML
6 1 (2.22%) Data Modelling
6 1 (2.22%) Benchmarking
6 1 (2.22%) Change Management
6 1 (2.22%) Risk Management
6 1 (2.22%) User Acceptance Testing
6 1 (2.22%) BPMN
6 1 (2.22%) Data Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.33%) SQL
2 5 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 4 (8.89%) PowerShell
4 2 (4.44%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
5 1 (2.22%) Jython
5 1 (2.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 10 (22.22%) Degree
2 6 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (6.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) Security Cleared
4 2 (4.44%) MCITP
5 1 (2.22%) ISEB
5 1 (2.22%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
5 1 (2.22%) PMP
5 1 (2.22%) PMI Certification
5 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.22%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 7 (15.56%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.22%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.22%) vSphere
2 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (13.33%) SCCM
1 6 (13.33%) SCOM
2 4 (8.89%) MOM
2 4 (8.89%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 4 (8.89%) SAP Afaria
3 3 (6.67%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.44%) SCVMM
5 1 (2.22%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (2.22%) CA SiteMinder
5 1 (2.22%) WSUS
5 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (2.22%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 21 (46.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (13.33%) HP
2 6 (13.33%) VMware
3 2 (4.44%) ILOG
4 1 (2.22%) Remedy
4 1 (2.22%) Altiris
4 1 (2.22%) F5
4 1 (2.22%) Citrix
4 1 (2.22%) Juniper
4 1 (2.22%) Oracle
4 1 (2.22%) Business Objects
4 1 (2.22%) Cisco
4 1 (2.22%) IBM