The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Server Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 31 August 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
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 576 561 476
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -85
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 69 101 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.17% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.18% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 55 92
Median daily rate £230 £275 £254
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.36% +8.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £165 £171
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £375 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £295 £238
% change year-on-year
-23.72% +24.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 20 39
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.62 £13.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £30.25 £30.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.36%

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
51143 55638 52625
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.66% 94.95% 94.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 33308 35407 31787
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1648 2080 2057
Median hourly rate £17.00 £17.33 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.90% +1.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.57
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Server Support in the job title.

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 31 August 2016.

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 31 August 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support within the UK over the 3 months to 31 August 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 -24 63 £230 -16.36% 16
North East -1 19 £225 -23.72%
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 17 £225 -23.72%
Tyne and Wear -12 17 £225 -23.72%
South East +8 15 £179 -42.69% 6
London -49 10 £258 +14.55% 6
South West +16 5 £240 -7.69% 2
East of England +16 5 £213 +21.42%
Berkshire +9 5 £225 -30.76% 2
Surrey +2 4 £178 -39.61%
Scotland +16 3 £275 -
Somerset +14 3 £240 -7.69%
Hampshire +10 3 £330 +38.94% 1
Kent +7 3 £178 -52.49% 1
Bracknell 0 3 - -
Northamptonshire - 3 £265 - 2
Yorkshire - 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 £265 - 2
Hertfordshire +6 2 £189 +7.85%
Midlands -7 2 £200 -32.20%
Durham - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £231 -
Sussex - 2 £178 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £231 -
City of London +21 1 £293 +58.10% 3
Wales +19 1 £225 -
Cardiff +18 1 £225 -
Cambridgeshire +17 1 £145 -26.58%
South Wales +16 1 £225 -
Cambridge +16 1 £145 -26.58%

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 2016, Server Support 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 Support in the job title.

1 120 (75.47%) Windows
2 89 (55.97%) Active Directory
3 86 (54.09%) Windows Server
4 68 (42.77%) VMware
5 64 (40.25%) Microsoft
6 57 (35.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (34.59%) ITIL
8 51 (32.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (28.93%) DNS
10 41 (25.79%) DHCP
11 40 (25.16%) VMware Infrastructure
12 38 (23.90%) MS Exchange
13 37 (23.27%) MS Excel
13 37 (23.27%) SQL Server
14 36 (22.64%) HP
15 35 (22.01%) Citrix
16 32 (20.13%) Security Cleared
17 30 (18.87%) SQL
18 29 (18.24%) Windows Server 2003
19 28 (17.61%) SAN
20 27 (16.98%) Oracle
20 27 (16.98%) Firewall
21 24 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
22 22 (13.84%) Clustering
22 22 (13.84%) SC Cleared
23 21 (13.21%) Windows 7
23 21 (13.21%) Linux
23 21 (13.21%) Cisco
24 19 (11.95%) Data Centre
25 18 (11.32%) IBM

Server Support 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 38 (23.90%) MS Exchange
2 14 (8.81%) IIS
2 14 (8.81%) Skype for Business
3 12 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (6.92%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.77%) Apache
5 6 (3.77%) IBM Notes
6 5 (3.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.63%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (23.27%) MS Excel
2 16 (10.06%) MS Office
3 2 (1.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (7.55%) Office 365
2 6 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.26%) IaaS
3 2 (1.26%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (28.93%) DNS
2 41 (25.79%) DHCP
3 28 (17.61%) SAN
4 27 (16.98%) Firewall
5 16 (10.06%) LAN
6 15 (9.43%) Internet
6 15 (9.43%) WAN
7 12 (7.55%) TCP/IP
8 8 (5.03%) Intranet
8 8 (5.03%) Wireless
9 5 (3.14%) Skype
9 5 (3.14%) VPN
10 4 (2.52%) IP Telephony
10 4 (2.52%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.89%) NAS
11 3 (1.89%) NetScaler
11 3 (1.89%) Network Security
11 3 (1.89%) VLAN
11 3 (1.89%) VoIP
12 2 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (23.27%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.89%) DB2
5 3 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.63%) MS Access
6 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.63%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.63%) QlikView
6 1 (0.63%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.63%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.63%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (3.77%) MSI
2 3 (1.89%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.63%) JIRA
General
1 16 (10.06%) Finance
2 4 (2.52%) Telecoms
3 3 (1.89%) Back Office
3 3 (1.89%) Banking
3 3 (1.89%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.26%) Electronics
4 2 (1.26%) Marketing
5 1 (0.63%) Advertising
5 1 (0.63%) International Banking
5 1 (0.63%) Law
5 1 (0.63%) Local Government
5 1 (0.63%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.77%) Middleware
2 2 (1.26%) .NET
3 1 (0.63%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.63%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.63%) LAMP
3 1 (0.63%) WAP
3 1 (0.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.84%) Clustering
2 19 (11.95%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.52%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.52%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.52%) Driving Licence
5 3 (1.89%) PKI
5 3 (1.89%) Replication
5 3 (1.89%) Statistics
6 2 (1.26%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.26%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.26%) NHS
6 2 (1.26%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.63%) CMDB
7 1 (0.63%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.63%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.63%) FMCG
7 1 (0.63%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 120 (75.47%) Windows
2 86 (54.09%) Windows Server
3 57 (35.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 51 (32.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (18.24%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (13.21%) Linux
6 21 (13.21%) Windows 7
7 11 (6.92%) AIX
7 11 (6.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 11 (6.92%) Unix
8 7 (4.40%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.52%) Windows 10
9 4 (2.52%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.89%) Solaris
11 2 (1.26%) Android
11 2 (1.26%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.63%) CentOS
12 1 (0.63%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.63%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (34.59%) ITIL
2 17 (10.69%) High Availability
3 16 (10.06%) Service Delivery
4 11 (6.92%) Server Building
5 9 (5.66%) Compliance Management
6 8 (5.03%) Problem Management
7 7 (4.40%) Application Packaging
7 7 (4.40%) Change Control
7 7 (4.40%) Project Management
8 6 (3.77%) ITIL V3
9 5 (3.14%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (3.14%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.14%) Load Balancing
9 5 (3.14%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (2.52%) Business Analysis
10 4 (2.52%) Server Monitoring
10 4 (2.52%) Server Virtualisation
10 4 (2.52%) Stakeholder Management
11 3 (1.89%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 30 (18.87%) SQL
2 13 (8.18%) PowerShell
3 6 (3.77%) Perl
4 5 (3.14%) VB
5 3 (1.89%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.26%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.26%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.26%) Python
6 2 (1.26%) Ruby
7 1 (0.63%) C#
7 1 (0.63%) C++
7 1 (0.63%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (20.13%) Security Cleared
2 24 (15.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 22 (13.84%) SC Cleared
4 15 (9.43%) MCSE
5 9 (5.66%) RHCE
6 8 (5.03%) DV Cleared
7 6 (3.77%) BPSS Clearance
7 6 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (3.14%) CCNA
8 5 (3.14%) Degree
8 5 (3.14%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (3.14%) MCSA
9 2 (1.26%) MCP
10 1 (0.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.69%) SLA
2 1 (0.63%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.63%) QA
System Software
1 89 (55.97%) Active Directory
2 40 (25.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (10.69%) Hyper-V
4 15 (9.43%) vSphere
5 11 (6.92%) XenApp
6 9 (5.66%) KVM
6 9 (5.66%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (5.66%) Terminal Services
7 7 (4.40%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (3.77%) VMware ESX
8 6 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.52%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (2.52%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.26%) XenServer
11 1 (0.63%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.63%) UAG
11 1 (0.63%) vCloud
11 1 (0.63%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.63%) Xen
Systems Management
1 10 (6.29%) NetBackup
2 9 (5.66%) EMC NetWorker
3 8 (5.03%) Backup Exec
3 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (5.03%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (5.03%) SCCM
3 8 (5.03%) SCOM
4 6 (3.77%) OpenView
4 6 (3.77%) Perfmon
5 5 (3.14%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (3.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (3.14%) WSUS
6 4 (2.52%) MOM
7 3 (1.89%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (1.89%) Puppet
7 3 (1.89%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.26%) Ansible
8 2 (1.26%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.26%) Netcool
8 2 (1.26%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 68 (42.77%) VMware
2 64 (40.25%) Microsoft
3 36 (22.64%) HP
4 35 (22.01%) Citrix
5 27 (16.98%) Oracle
6 21 (13.21%) Cisco
7 18 (11.32%) IBM
8 13 (8.18%) EMC
9 11 (6.92%) Intel Security
10 10 (6.29%) Red Hat
11 8 (5.03%) Dell
11 8 (5.03%) Symantec
12 6 (3.77%) Lotus
13 5 (3.14%) NetApp
13 5 (3.14%) SAP
13 5 (3.14%) Veritas
14 4 (2.52%) CA
14 4 (2.52%) Sybase
15 3 (1.89%) BMC
15 3 (1.89%) Lumension
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