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 23 January 2017 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Specialist
UK
Rank 559 614 581
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Server Specialist 28 16 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.032% 0.051%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.066% 0.034% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 11 14
Median daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £170 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £464 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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
42508 47354 48039
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.77% 94.75% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27665 30191 30170
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1501 1736 1893
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.13 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 23 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 23 January 2017. 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 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 +48 28 £400 +10.34%
South East +29 14 £400 -
Hampshire - 9 £425 -
London +16 6 £428 -2.28%
Winchester - 3 £400 -
North West +27 2 - -
Surrey +22 2 £350 +55.55%
South West - 2 £243 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £463 -
Yorkshire - 2 £463 -
Leeds - 2 £463 -
Cobham - 2 £350 -
Berkshire +20 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £185 -
City of London - 1 - -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 £185 -
Havant - 1 - -
Horsham - 1 £300 -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Hook - 1 £340 -
West Sussex - 1 £300 -
Bracknell - 1 - -

Server Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 24 (50.00%) Windows
2 23 (47.92%) Linux
3 20 (41.67%) VMware
4 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 18 (37.50%) Windows Server
5 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
5 15 (31.25%) WebSphere Application Server
5 15 (31.25%) WebSphere
6 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
8 10 (20.83%) IBM
9 9 (18.75%) DNS
9 9 (18.75%) Migration
9 9 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (16.67%) Citrix
10 8 (16.67%) SQL
10 8 (16.67%) Tomcat
11 7 (14.58%) Oracle
11 7 (14.58%) AIX
11 7 (14.58%) Unix
11 7 (14.58%) ITIL
11 7 (14.58%) Red Hat
11 7 (14.58%) Shell Script
11 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
12 6 (12.50%) Apache
13 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
13 5 (10.42%) WebSphere MQ

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 15 (31.25%) WebSphere
1 15 (31.25%) WebSphere Application Server
2 8 (16.67%) Tomcat
3 6 (12.50%) Apache
4 5 (10.42%) Apache Geronimo
4 5 (10.42%) Apache TomEE
4 5 (10.42%) IIS
4 5 (10.42%) JBoss
5 4 (8.33%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (8.33%) Skype for Business
6 3 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (6.25%) Commerce Server
7 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
7 2 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (2.08%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (10.42%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.17%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Fredhopper
2 2 (4.17%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (4.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (4.17%) Office 365
3 1 (2.08%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.08%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (18.75%) DNS
2 5 (10.42%) DHCP
2 5 (10.42%) Firewall
2 5 (10.42%) SAN
2 5 (10.42%) Skype
3 3 (6.25%) FTP
3 3 (6.25%) LAN
3 3 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 3 (6.25%) VoIP
3 3 (6.25%) WAN
4 2 (4.17%) ISDN
4 2 (4.17%) MPLS
4 2 (4.17%) NAS
4 2 (4.17%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (4.17%) Unified Communications
4 2 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
5 1 (2.08%) Extranet
5 1 (2.08%) Intranet
5 1 (2.08%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.25%) DB2
3 2 (4.17%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Database
3 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.17%) Jenkins
1 2 (4.17%) JIRA
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle APEX
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (10.42%) IBM Integration Bus
1 5 (10.42%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (8.33%) XML
3 3 (6.25%) Ajax
3 3 (6.25%) CSS
3 3 (6.25%) HTML
3 3 (6.25%) JSON
3 3 (6.25%) Worklight
4 2 (4.17%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (2.08%) JDBC
5 1 (2.08%) JMS
5 1 (2.08%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.33%) Clustering
3 3 (6.25%) Replication
4 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (4.17%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.08%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (2.08%) Handset
5 1 (2.08%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (50.00%) Windows
2 23 (47.92%) Linux
3 18 (37.50%) Windows Server
4 9 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (14.58%) AIX
5 7 (14.58%) Unix
5 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (14.58%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (8.33%) SUSE
7 2 (4.17%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.08%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (18.75%) Migration
2 7 (14.58%) ITIL
3 5 (10.42%) DevOps
3 5 (10.42%) Open Source
4 4 (8.33%) Analytics
4 4 (8.33%) Data Protection
4 4 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (8.33%) Problem Management
4 4 (8.33%) Service Management
5 3 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.25%) Data Migration
5 3 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 3 (6.25%) Mobile First
5 3 (6.25%) Performance Management
6 2 (4.17%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (4.17%) Network Architecture
6 2 (4.17%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (4.17%) Resource Allocation
6 2 (4.17%) Server Building
6 2 (4.17%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (16.67%) SQL
2 7 (14.58%) Shell Script
3 5 (10.42%) Bash Shell
3 5 (10.42%) PowerShell
4 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 2 (4.17%) PL/SQL
6 1 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 11 (22.92%) SC Cleared
3 5 (10.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (8.33%) MCSE
4 4 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (6.25%) MCSA
6 2 (4.17%) CCDA
6 2 (4.17%) CCNA
6 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (4.17%) CNA
6 2 (4.17%) CNE
6 2 (4.17%) Degree
6 2 (4.17%) Novell Certification
7 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) QA
2 1 (2.08%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 12 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.33%) vSphere
4 2 (4.17%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.08%) Docker
5 1 (2.08%) Firmware
5 1 (2.08%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.08%) vCloud
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (2.08%) VMware ESX
5 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.08%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.08%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (10.42%) SCOM
2 4 (8.33%) ZABBIX
3 3 (6.25%) Puppet
4 2 (4.17%) Ambari
4 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.08%) AirWatch
5 1 (2.08%) Backup Exec
5 1 (2.08%) MOM
5 1 (2.08%) SCCM
5 1 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (2.08%) vRealize
Vendors
1 20 (41.67%) VMware
2 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 10 (20.83%) IBM
4 8 (16.67%) Citrix
5 7 (14.58%) Oracle
5 7 (14.58%) Red Hat
6 4 (8.33%) Cisco
6 4 (8.33%) NetApp
7 3 (6.25%) AppDynamics
7 3 (6.25%) HP
7 3 (6.25%) Splunk
7 3 (6.25%) Veritas
8 2 (4.17%) Brocade
8 2 (4.17%) EMC
8 2 (4.17%) Nimsoft
8 2 (4.17%) Novell
9 1 (2.08%) Dell
9 1 (2.08%) Hitachi
9 1 (2.08%) QNAP