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 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Specialist
Rank 561 535 516
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -19
Contract jobs requiring a Server Specialist 17 22 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.034% 0.045% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.036% 0.049% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 10 14
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£400 £400 £365
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £354 £365
% change year-on-year
+13.07% -3.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
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
46883 45043 41451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.47% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29475 26911 23492
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1817 2004 2424
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -8.33%

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
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 January 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 -28 17 £400 - 2
Hampshire -11 11 £425 +25.92% 1
South East -22 11 £425 +20.14% 1
Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £400 -
Manchester - 2 - - 1
North West - 2 - - 1
East of England - - - -
South Wales - - - -
South West - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Newport - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Slough - - - -
Stevenage - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Tunbridge Wells - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Kent - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Dunstable - - - -
Harrogate - - - -

Server Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 21 (46.67%) Windows
2 20 (44.44%) VMware
3 17 (37.78%) Linux
4 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
5 13 (28.89%) SC Cleared
5 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
6 12 (26.67%) SQL
7 11 (24.44%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (24.44%) SAN
7 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (24.44%) WebSphere
8 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (20.00%) Analytics
8 9 (20.00%) Bash Shell
8 9 (20.00%) HP
9 8 (17.78%) UNIX
9 8 (17.78%) Clustering
10 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
11 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
11 6 (13.33%) Cognos
11 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
12 5 (11.11%) AIX
12 5 (11.11%) Open Source
12 5 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
12 5 (11.11%) Brocade
12 5 (11.11%) Altiris
13 4 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (8.89%) WSUS
13 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
13 4 (8.89%) vSphere

Server Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 11 (24.44%) WebSphere Application Server
1 11 (24.44%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.67%) IIS
2 3 (6.67%) MS Project Server
3 2 (4.44%) FileNet
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.22%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.22%) Lotus Domino
4 1 (2.22%) Lync
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (6.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (6.67%) MS Project
2 2 (4.44%) SPSS
3 1 (2.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 11 (24.44%) SAN
2 5 (11.11%) Fibre Channel
3 3 (6.67%) NAS
3 3 (6.67%) iSCSI
4 2 (4.44%) DHCP
4 2 (4.44%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.44%) DNS
5 1 (2.22%) Internet
5 1 (2.22%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.56%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.22%) Hadoop
General
1 2 (4.44%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) Legal
2 1 (2.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.89%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (17.78%) Clustering
2 5 (11.11%) Open Source
3 3 (6.67%) Replication
3 3 (6.67%) Celerra
4 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.22%) Hedge funds
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 21 (46.67%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) Linux
3 11 (24.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (17.78%) UNIX
6 5 (11.11%) AIX
7 3 (6.67%) Solaris
7 3 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.22%) HPUX
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.22%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (20.00%) Analytics
2 6 (13.33%) Mentoring
3 4 (8.89%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (8.89%) ITIL
4 3 (6.67%) Business Continuity
4 3 (6.67%) Migration
5 2 (4.44%) Problem Management
5 2 (4.44%) Incident Management
5 2 (4.44%) Project Planning
5 2 (4.44%) Change Control
5 2 (4.44%) Business Continuity Management
6 1 (2.22%) Change Management
6 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.22%) CRM
6 1 (2.22%) OO
6 1 (2.22%) Computer Architecture
6 1 (2.22%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (2.22%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.22%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 12 (26.67%) SQL
2 9 (20.00%) Bash Shell
3 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
4 1 (2.22%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.22%) C
4 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (31.11%) Security Cleared
2 13 (28.89%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.22%) MCP
4 1 (2.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (8.89%) vSphere
2 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
2 4 (8.89%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 3 (6.67%) Terminal Services
3 3 (6.67%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 3 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.22%) ISA Server
4 1 (2.22%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) WSUS
2 3 (6.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (6.67%) Cobbler
3 2 (4.44%) SCCM
3 2 (4.44%) SCOM
4 1 (2.22%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.22%) HP SIM
4 1 (2.22%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.22%) CFEngine
4 1 (2.22%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 20 (44.44%) VMware
2 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
3 9 (20.00%) HP
4 6 (13.33%) Cognos
5 5 (11.11%) Brocade
5 5 (11.11%) Altiris
6 4 (8.89%) Oracle
6 4 (8.89%) Citrix
7 3 (6.67%) EMC
7 3 (6.67%) IBM
8 2 (4.44%) 3PAR
8 2 (4.44%) SolarWinds
8 2 (4.44%) NetApp
8 2 (4.44%) ILOG
9 1 (2.22%) Symantec
9 1 (2.22%) Business Objects
9 1 (2.22%) Orchard
9 1 (2.22%) Google