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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Specialist
Rank 590 586 542
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Server Specialist 30 25 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.053% 0.046% 0.072%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.057% 0.049% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 25
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£323 £385 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.23% +13.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £348 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £514 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £388 £320
% change year-on-year
-16.12% +21.09%
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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
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 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 31 July 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 26 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 31 July 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 -22 28 £320 -16.88% 1
London -6 9 £320 -16.88%
South East -8 6 £269 -47.66%
Surrey - 5 £269 -
West Midlands +5 3 £413 -
East of England 0 3 - -
Warwick - 3 £413 -
Warwickshire - 3 £413 -
Hertfordshire -3 2 - -
Wales - 2 £343 -
Banstead - 2 £235 -
North East - 2 £251 -
South West -9 1 £330 -8.96%
North West -27 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £303 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - -
Leicester - 1 £303 -
Leicestershire - 1 £303 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Sussex - 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 £335 -
Wiltshire - 1 £330 -
South Wales - 1 £335 -
West Wales - 1 £350 -
Swansea - 1 £350 -
Suffolk - 1 - -

Server Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 28 (52.83%) Migration
3 17 (32.08%) Linux
4 16 (30.19%) WebSphere Application Server
4 16 (30.19%) WebSphere
5 14 (26.42%) Introscope
5 14 (26.42%) CA Wily
5 14 (26.42%) AIX
5 14 (26.42%) Solaris
5 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
6 13 (24.53%) DB2
6 13 (24.53%) SQL
6 13 (24.53%) zOS
6 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
6 13 (24.53%) CICS
6 13 (24.53%) CA
6 13 (24.53%) LPAR
6 13 (24.53%) Jython
7 11 (20.75%) VMware
8 10 (18.87%) ITIL
9 9 (16.98%) HP
9 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (15.09%) NetApp
10 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (15.09%) SAN
10 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (13.21%) DNS
11 7 (13.21%) WebSphere Portal
11 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 7 (13.21%) Finance

Server Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 16 (30.19%) WebSphere Application Server
1 16 (30.19%) WebSphere
2 13 (24.53%) CICS
3 7 (13.21%) WebSphere Process Server
3 7 (13.21%) WebSphere Portal
4 5 (9.43%) IIS
5 4 (7.55%) Lync
6 1 (1.89%) Apache
6 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.89%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (3.77%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.89%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.89%) Office 365
2 1 (1.89%) IBM PureFlex
Communications & Networking
1 8 (15.09%) SAN
2 7 (13.21%) DNS
3 5 (9.43%) DHCP
3 5 (9.43%) Firewall
4 4 (7.55%) Skype
5 2 (3.77%) Internet
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
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 13 (24.53%) DB2
3 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.66%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (3.77%) MS Access
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.89%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.89%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (26.42%) 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%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.53%) LPAR
2 4 (7.55%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (5.66%) Clustering
4 2 (3.77%) PDA
4 2 (3.77%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.89%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.89%) Equities
5 1 (1.89%) PKI
5 1 (1.89%) NHS
5 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (71.70%) Windows
2 17 (32.08%) Linux
3 14 (26.42%) AIX
3 14 (26.42%) Solaris
4 13 (24.53%) zOS
5 9 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.77%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (52.83%) Migration
2 10 (18.87%) 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%) Analytics
6 2 (3.77%) Service Management
6 2 (3.77%) Direct Marketing
6 2 (3.77%) Server Building
6 2 (3.77%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (1.89%) DevOps
7 1 (1.89%) Mentoring
7 1 (1.89%) Coaching
7 1 (1.89%) System Testing
7 1 (1.89%) Change Management
7 1 (1.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.89%) Information Management
7 1 (1.89%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (1.89%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.53%) SQL
1 13 (24.53%) Jython
2 5 (9.43%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.77%) Bash Shell
3 2 (3.77%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.77%) C#
4 1 (1.89%) Java
4 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.89%) PHP
4 1 (1.89%) Python
4 1 (1.89%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (3.77%) SC Cleared
1 2 (3.77%) Security Cleared
2 1 (1.89%) MCP
2 1 (1.89%) MCSE
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (1.89%) Degree
System Software
1 7 (13.21%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (11.32%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.66%) vSphere
4 2 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (3.77%) VMware ESX
5 1 (1.89%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.89%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (26.42%) CA Wily
2 3 (5.66%) SCCM
3 1 (1.89%) SCOM
3 1 (1.89%) Nagios
3 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.89%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (1.89%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 13 (24.53%) Microsoft
1 13 (24.53%) CA
2 11 (20.75%) VMware
3 9 (16.98%) HP
4 8 (15.09%) NetApp
5 5 (9.43%) Citrix
6 4 (7.55%) Cisco
7 2 (3.77%) IBM
7 2 (3.77%) Dell
7 2 (3.77%) Cognos
7 2 (3.77%) SolarWinds
7 2 (3.77%) F5
7 2 (3.77%) Tableau
8 1 (1.89%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.89%) Google
8 1 (1.89%) Symantec
8 1 (1.89%) McAfee
8 1 (1.89%) Sophos
8 1 (1.89%) Radware