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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Specialist
Rank 615 616 575
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Server Specialist 28 30 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.052% 0.053% 0.053%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.056% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 12
Median daily rate £420 £320 £383
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.25% -16.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £235 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £413 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £303 £395
% change year-on-year
+31.40% -23.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+100.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £20.00 -
% change year-on-year
+100.00% -

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
51263 53972 50323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33277 34146 30521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1541 2015 2042
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 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 28 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 24 July 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 -23 21 £363 +13.28% 4
South East -1 8 £428 +59.06% 2
Scotland - 7 £420 -
Hampshire - 5 £350 - 1
Edinburgh - 4 - -
North West -4 3 £305 - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £420 -
Clydebank - 3 £420 -
Buckinghamshire - 3 £430 - 1
Milton Keynes - 3 £430 - 1
Yorkshire +4 2 - -
London -8 2 £470 +46.87%
Manchester -11 2 £285 - 1
West Midlands -25 2 £340 -17.57%
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Winchester - 2 £350 -
Sheffield - 2 - -
East of England +15 1 £375 -
South West +1 1 £305 -7.57%
North East -43 1 £320 +27.74%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £320 -
Coventry - 1 £340 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Worcester - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £320 -
Lancashire - 1 £325 -
City of London - 1 - -
Cambridgeshire - 1 £375 -

Server Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 46 (68.66%) Windows
2 31 (46.27%) VMware
2 31 (46.27%) Windows Server
3 26 (38.81%) Finance
4 24 (35.82%) Active Directory
5 23 (34.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 21 (31.34%) Microsoft
7 20 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
8 18 (26.87%) Citrix
9 16 (23.88%) SQL
9 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 16 (23.88%) WebSphere
10 15 (22.39%) SQL Server
10 15 (22.39%) WebSphere Application Server
11 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (20.90%) SCCM
12 13 (19.40%) Security Patching
12 13 (19.40%) SAN
12 13 (19.40%) IBM
12 13 (19.40%) Migration
13 11 (16.42%) DNS
13 11 (16.42%) PowerShell
14 10 (14.93%) SCOM
14 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
14 10 (14.93%) SharePoint
15 9 (13.43%) Oracle
15 9 (13.43%) Java
15 9 (13.43%) NetApp
15 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2008
15 9 (13.43%) Skype for Business

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 16 (23.88%) WebSphere
2 15 (22.39%) WebSphere Application Server
3 10 (14.93%) SharePoint
4 9 (13.43%) Skype for Business
5 7 (10.45%) IBM HTTP Server
5 7 (10.45%) MS Exchange
6 6 (8.96%) IIS
7 5 (7.46%) WebSphere Portal
8 4 (5.97%) Apache
8 4 (5.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (5.97%) WebSphere Process Server
9 3 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2010
9 3 (4.48%) iPlanet
9 3 (4.48%) WebLogic
10 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (2.99%) FileNet
10 2 (2.99%) JBoss
10 2 (2.99%) Tomcat
10 2 (2.99%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (1.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (7.46%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (4.48%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.99%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Office 365
2 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.49%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.40%) SAN
2 11 (16.42%) DNS
3 7 (10.45%) HTTP
3 7 (10.45%) HTTPS
4 6 (8.96%) WAN
5 4 (5.97%) DHCP
5 4 (5.97%) LAN
5 4 (5.97%) TCP/IP
6 3 (4.48%) Internet
6 3 (4.48%) SSL
7 2 (2.99%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.99%) LDAP
7 2 (2.99%) SMTP
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.49%) NAS
8 1 (1.49%) Network Security
8 1 (1.49%) SNMP
8 1 (1.49%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.49%) VoIP
8 1 (1.49%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (22.39%) SQL Server
2 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (13.43%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (4.48%) Big Data
3 3 (4.48%) DB2
3 3 (4.48%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.49%) MySQL
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.49%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (4.48%) Introscope
2 1 (1.49%) Jenkins
General
1 26 (38.81%) Finance
2 7 (10.45%) Banking
3 5 (7.46%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.48%) Electronics
4 3 (4.48%) Marketing
4 3 (4.48%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.49%) Law
5 1 (1.49%) Legal
5 1 (1.49%) Local Government
5 1 (1.49%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) J2EE
1 6 (8.96%) Middleware
2 3 (4.48%) XML
3 2 (2.99%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (2.99%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (1.49%) .NET
4 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.49%) ISAPI
4 1 (1.49%) JDBC
4 1 (1.49%) JMS
4 1 (1.49%) LAMP
4 1 (1.49%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.49%) REST
4 1 (1.49%) SAML
4 1 (1.49%) Web Services
4 1 (1.49%) XMPP
4 1 (1.49%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.48%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.48%) DataPower
2 3 (4.48%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.99%) Clustering
3 2 (2.99%) Life Science
3 2 (2.99%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.99%) PKI
4 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.49%) EqualLogic
4 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.49%) Replication
4 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 46 (68.66%) Windows
2 31 (46.27%) Windows Server
3 23 (34.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (20.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (10.45%) Linux
6 7 (10.45%) Unix
7 4 (5.97%) AIX
7 4 (5.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.48%) CentOS
8 3 (4.48%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.49%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (19.40%) Migration
1 13 (19.40%) Security Patching
2 6 (8.96%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (8.96%) Configuration Management
2 6 (8.96%) Server Patching
3 5 (7.46%) Information Security
3 5 (7.46%) ITIL
3 5 (7.46%) Project Management
3 5 (7.46%) Server Building
4 4 (5.97%) Analytics
4 4 (5.97%) Business Intelligence
4 4 (5.97%) Technical Analysis
5 3 (4.48%) Big Data Analytics
5 3 (4.48%) Data Analytics
5 3 (4.48%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (4.48%) Integration Testing
5 3 (4.48%) Programme Management
6 2 (2.99%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.99%) High Availability
6 2 (2.99%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (23.88%) SQL
2 11 (16.42%) PowerShell
3 9 (13.43%) Java
4 7 (10.45%) T-SQL
5 6 (8.96%) C#
6 5 (7.46%) Perl
6 5 (7.46%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.48%) VBScript
8 2 (2.99%) Jython
8 2 (2.99%) VB
9 1 (1.49%) Bash Shell
9 1 (1.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 10 (14.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.45%) MCSE
2 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
2 7 (10.45%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.99%) CISSP
4 1 (1.49%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (1.49%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.49%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.49%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (35.82%) Active Directory
2 20 (29.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.94%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (10.45%) vSphere
4 7 (10.45%) XenApp
5 4 (5.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (4.48%) Docker
7 2 (2.99%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.49%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (20.90%) SCCM
2 10 (14.93%) SCOM
3 4 (5.97%) Puppet
4 3 (4.48%) CA Wily
4 3 (4.48%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.49%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (1.49%) MIMEsweeper
5 1 (1.49%) MOM
5 1 (1.49%) Nagios
5 1 (1.49%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.49%) Opsview
5 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.49%) vMotion
5 1 (1.49%) vRealize
Vendors
1 31 (46.27%) VMware
2 21 (31.34%) Microsoft
3 18 (26.87%) Citrix
4 13 (19.40%) IBM
5 9 (13.43%) NetApp
5 9 (13.43%) Oracle
6 8 (11.94%) CommVault
6 8 (11.94%) EMC
7 6 (8.96%) HP
8 4 (5.97%) 3PAR
8 4 (5.97%) CA
8 4 (5.97%) Red Hat
9 3 (4.48%) Cisco
9 3 (4.48%) Cyber-Ark
9 3 (4.48%) SAP
10 2 (2.99%) Dell
10 2 (2.99%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.99%) Veeam
11 1 (1.49%) Akamai
11 1 (1.49%) Computacenter
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