The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support 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 Support in their job title over the 3 months to 28 May 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
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 520 515 456
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 77 78 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.16% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 47 55
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£323 £260 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.03% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £208 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £412 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £294 £250 £268
% change year-on-year
+17.50% -6.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 13 12
Average hourly rate £19.50 £19.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.63% -17.39%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.90 £16.00 £17.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.40 £23.70 £26.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.50 £18.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+3.31% -24.50%

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
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1990 2044 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Server Support in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Server Support
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Server Support within the UK.

Server Support Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Server Support
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Support within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Server Support Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Server Support within the UK.

Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Server Support
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Support within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

Server Support Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Server Support
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 Support within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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 -15 73 £325 +27.45% 11
London +27 26 £350 -12.50% 3
South West +20 10 £350 - 3
South East -27 10 £300 +20.00% 2
East of England +15 9 £288 +31.42%
North West -11 6 £330 +26.92% 1
Devon - 6 - - 1
City of London +12 5 £350 -6.04%
West Midlands -9 5 £243 +1.04% 1
Barnstaple - 5 - -
Scotland -2 4 £214 -
Manchester - 4 £340 -
Surrey +13 3 £288 +15.00%
Cambridgeshire +6 3 £288 -
Berkshire +6 3 - - 1
Bracknell 0 3 - -
Hertfordshire -4 3 £200 -5.88%
Nottingham -4 3 - -
East Midlands -5 3 - -
Nottinghamshire -11 3 - -
Yorkshire -20 3 - -
Wiltshire - 3 £363 -
Norfolk - 3 £325 -
West Yorkshire -14 2 - -
Wakefield - 2 - -
Coventry - 2 £243 - 1
Edinburgh - 2 £300 -
Guildford - 2 £288 -
Aberdeen +8 1 - -
Lancashire +7 1 - -

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Server Support 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 Support in their job title.

1 117 (79.05%) Windows
2 79 (53.38%) Active Directory
3 67 (45.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (44.59%) Microsoft
5 53 (35.81%) VMware
5 53 (35.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 46 (31.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (20.95%) SQL Server
8 29 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
8 29 (19.59%) DNS
9 27 (18.24%) HP
10 25 (16.89%) SQL
11 24 (16.22%) vSphere
12 22 (14.86%) ITIL
12 22 (14.86%) DHCP
12 22 (14.86%) MS Exchange
13 21 (14.19%) MS Excel
14 20 (13.51%) SCCM
15 19 (12.84%) Citrix
16 18 (12.16%) Hyper-V
17 16 (10.81%) Windows 7
17 16 (10.81%) SAN
17 16 (10.81%) IIS
18 15 (10.14%) SCOM
19 14 (9.46%) WAN
19 14 (9.46%) Data Centre
20 13 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
20 13 (8.78%) Linux
20 13 (8.78%) Security Cleared
21 12 (8.11%) Finance

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Server Support 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 Support in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (14.86%) MS Exchange
2 16 (10.81%) IIS
3 6 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (3.38%) Lync
5 4 (2.70%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (2.70%) WebSphere
5 4 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.03%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.03%) Apache
6 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.68%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.68%) ArcSDE
8 1 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.68%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (14.19%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.38%) MS Office
3 4 (2.70%) MS Project
4 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) ResourceLink
1 2 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.35%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.68%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.68%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (6.76%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.73%) Office 365
3 2 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (19.59%) DNS
2 22 (14.86%) DHCP
3 16 (10.81%) SAN
4 14 (9.46%) WAN
5 11 (7.43%) LAN
6 9 (6.08%) TCP/IP
7 8 (5.41%) Firewall
8 7 (4.73%) LDAP
9 5 (3.38%) VPN
10 3 (2.03%) SSL
11 2 (1.35%) Internet
11 2 (1.35%) MPLS
11 2 (1.35%) DDNS
11 2 (1.35%) Network Security
12 1 (0.68%) VLAN
12 1 (0.68%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.68%) Wireless
12 1 (0.68%) SNMP
12 1 (0.68%) HTTP
12 1 (0.68%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (20.95%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.05%) DTS
3 6 (4.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.03%) MySQL
6 3 (2.03%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.35%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.35%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.68%) QlikView
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.68%) Introscope
2 1 (0.68%) ERwin
General
1 12 (8.11%) Finance
2 3 (2.03%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.35%) Banking
4 1 (0.68%) Marketing
4 1 (0.68%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Local Government
4 1 (0.68%) Advertising
4 1 (0.68%) Legal
4 1 (0.68%) Electronics
4 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.73%) Web Services
2 4 (2.70%) .NET
2 4 (2.70%) HTML
3 2 (1.35%) Middleware
4 1 (0.68%) JSP
4 1 (0.68%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.46%) Data Centre
2 11 (7.43%) Clustering
3 5 (3.38%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (2.70%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.70%) NHS
5 3 (2.03%) PKI
5 3 (2.03%) PDA
5 3 (2.03%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.03%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.03%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.35%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.35%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.35%) Replication
6 2 (1.35%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.68%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.68%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.68%) iPhone
7 1 (0.68%) Tandem
7 1 (0.68%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 117 (79.05%) Windows
2 67 (45.27%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (35.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (31.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (10.81%) Windows 7
6 13 (8.78%) Linux
7 7 (4.73%) UNIX
8 6 (4.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 5 (3.38%) SUSE
9 5 (3.38%) NetWare
10 4 (2.70%) Windows 8
11 3 (2.03%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.35%) HPUX
12 2 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.68%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (14.86%) ITIL
2 10 (6.76%) Server Building
3 8 (5.41%) Migration
4 7 (4.73%) Problem Management
5 6 (4.05%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (4.05%) Patch Management
5 6 (4.05%) Service Management
6 5 (3.38%) Change Management
6 5 (3.38%) ETL
7 4 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (2.70%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (2.70%) Asset Management
8 3 (2.03%) ITSM
8 3 (2.03%) ERP
8 3 (2.03%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (2.03%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (1.35%) Capacity Management
9 2 (1.35%) WAN Optimisation
9 2 (1.35%) Customer Engagement
9 2 (1.35%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 25 (16.89%) SQL
2 4 (2.70%) T-SQL
2 4 (2.70%) C#
2 4 (2.70%) Java
2 4 (2.70%) JavaScript
3 3 (2.03%) PowerShell
4 2 (1.35%) VB.NET
4 2 (1.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.68%) Jython
5 1 (0.68%) Python
5 1 (0.68%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (8.78%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (8.78%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.43%) MCSE
3 7 (4.73%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (2.03%) HNC
5 2 (1.35%) MCP
5 2 (1.35%) MCSA
5 2 (1.35%) DV Cleared
5 2 (1.35%) MCITP
5 2 (1.35%) Degree
6 1 (0.68%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.68%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.68%) QA
1 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.68%) SLA
System Software
1 79 (53.38%) Active Directory
2 29 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (16.22%) vSphere
4 18 (12.16%) Hyper-V
5 10 (6.76%) XenApp
6 6 (4.05%) VMware ESX
7 5 (3.38%) XenServer
7 5 (3.38%) XenDesktop
8 3 (2.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (2.03%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.35%) UAG
9 2 (1.35%) DFS Replication
9 2 (1.35%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.35%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.68%) Xen
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.68%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.68%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 20 (13.51%) SCCM
2 15 (10.14%) SCOM
3 9 (6.08%) Backup Exec
4 8 (5.41%) HP Data Protector
5 7 (4.73%) NetBackup
6 5 (3.38%) ZENworks
6 5 (3.38%) Nagios
7 3 (2.03%) WSUS
7 3 (2.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.35%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.68%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.68%) Legato
9 1 (0.68%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.68%) SCSM
Vendors
1 66 (44.59%) Microsoft
2 53 (35.81%) VMware
3 27 (18.24%) HP
4 19 (12.84%) Citrix
5 11 (7.43%) Symantec
6 9 (6.08%) Dell
7 7 (4.73%) IBM
8 5 (3.38%) Novell
9 4 (2.70%) Cisco
9 4 (2.70%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.70%) NetApp
10 3 (2.03%) Sophos
10 3 (2.03%) Juniper
10 3 (2.03%) CommVault
10 3 (2.03%) SAP
11 2 (1.35%) GFI Software
11 2 (1.35%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.35%) Veeam
11 2 (1.35%) Oracle
11 2 (1.35%) Cerner
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