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 29 August 2014 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Specialist
Rank 575 550 556
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Server Specialist 31 29 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.055% 0.060%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.059% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 14 15
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£375 £328 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.50% -9.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £320 £284
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £469 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £320 £356
% change year-on-year
+17.18% -10.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
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 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 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 29 August 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 -14 31 £375 +14.50% 2
London +19 9 £397 -4.97% 1
South East -17 9 £360 +12.50% 1
North West -7 7 £375 +50.00%
Cumbria - 4 £375 -
East of England -25 3 £450 -
Hampshire -22 2 - - 1
Surrey - 2 - -
City of London +16 1 £280 -44.00%
Birmingham -2 1 - -
West Midlands -12 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £475 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 -
Kent - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
County Antrim - - - - 1
Belfast - - - - 1
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northampton - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Rugby - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Northern Ireland - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -

Server Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 16 (34.78%) SQL Server
3 14 (30.43%) Windows
4 11 (23.91%) SharePoint
4 11 (23.91%) Degree
5 10 (21.74%) MS Project Server
5 10 (21.74%) SharePoint 2010
5 10 (21.74%) Waterfall
5 10 (21.74%) MS Project
5 10 (21.74%) VMware
6 9 (19.57%) Project Management
6 9 (19.57%) Linux
7 8 (17.39%) WebSphere
7 8 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (13.04%) SQL
8 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
8 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
8 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
8 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
8 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
9 5 (10.87%) Open Source
9 5 (10.87%) Brocade
9 5 (10.87%) AIX
9 5 (10.87%) Finance
9 5 (10.87%) Analytics
10 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (8.70%) SAN
10 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (8.70%) UNIX

Server Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 11 (23.91%) SharePoint
2 10 (21.74%) MS Project Server
2 10 (21.74%) SharePoint 2010
3 8 (17.39%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (17.39%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.17%) Lync
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.17%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.17%) CICS
4 1 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 10 (21.74%) MS Project
2 6 (13.04%) MS Excel
3 2 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Summit
Communications & Networking
1 4 (8.70%) SAN
2 2 (4.35%) DHCP
2 2 (4.35%) TCP/IP
2 2 (4.35%) DNS
2 2 (4.35%) IPv6
2 2 (4.35%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
3 1 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (2.17%) Internet
3 1 (2.17%) Firewall
3 1 (2.17%) Cisco IOS
3 1 (2.17%) Network Security
3 1 (2.17%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.78%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (4.35%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (4.35%) Hadoop
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.17%) MS Access
4 1 (2.17%) PerformancePoint
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio
2 2 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 5 (10.87%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Back Office
3 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (2.17%) ODBC
2 1 (2.17%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.87%) Open Source
2 3 (6.52%) Mainframe
3 2 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.17%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 14 (30.43%) Windows
2 9 (19.57%) Linux
3 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (10.87%) AIX
5 4 (8.70%) UNIX
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.35%) zOS
8 1 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (21.74%) Waterfall
2 9 (19.57%) Project Management
3 5 (10.87%) Analytics
4 2 (4.35%) Business Continuity Management
4 2 (4.35%) Computer Architecture
4 2 (4.35%) Migration
4 2 (4.35%) ETL
4 2 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
4 2 (4.35%) Business Continuity
4 2 (4.35%) Automated Testing
4 2 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.35%) Release Management
5 1 (2.17%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (2.17%) BPMN
5 1 (2.17%) Benchmarking
5 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (2.17%) UML
5 1 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.17%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.04%) SQL
1 6 (13.04%) PowerShell
2 2 (4.35%) Bash Shell
2 2 (4.35%) T-SQL
2 2 (4.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 11 (23.91%) Degree
2 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 5 (10.87%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (4.35%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.17%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 6 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.17%) Terminal Services
2 1 (2.17%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (8.70%) SCCM
1 4 (8.70%) SCOM
2 3 (6.52%) SCVMM
2 3 (6.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 3 (6.52%) Cobbler
3 2 (4.35%) Tivoli
3 2 (4.35%) SCOrch
4 1 (2.17%) SAP Afaria
4 1 (2.17%) MOM
4 1 (2.17%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (2.17%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.17%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 10 (21.74%) VMware
3 5 (10.87%) Brocade
4 4 (8.70%) HP
5 3 (6.52%) Oracle
5 3 (6.52%) IBM
6 2 (4.35%) SolarWinds
6 2 (4.35%) 3PAR
6 2 (4.35%) NetApp
6 2 (4.35%) ILOG
7 1 (2.17%) Symantec
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco
7 1 (2.17%) Citrix
7 1 (2.17%) Juniper
7 1 (2.17%) F5
7 1 (2.17%) Altiris