The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 531 464 450
Rank change year-on-year
-67 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 73 101 133
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.20% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.21% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 54 67
Average daily rate
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£260 £286 £286
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.17% +0.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £185 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £347 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £275 £260
% change year-on-year
-14.54% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 13
Average hourly rate £16.00 £22.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +18.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £17.23 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.85 £27.33 £34.96
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +10.52%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 July 2014.

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 July 2014.

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 July 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 -37 67 £255 -14.64% 12
London +3 17 £400 +21.21% 5
South East -40 11 £223 -28.22% 1
East Midlands +6 9 £208 -7.77%
East of England -25 8 £213 - 3
Northamptonshire +2 6 £225 -
North West -4 6 £218 -17.14%
Northampton +3 5 £225 -
West Midlands -11 5 £220 -7.36%
Scotland -18 5 £300 +9.09%
North East - 5 £288 -
City of London +3 4 £245 -20.32% 3
Nottinghamshire +15 3 £208 -19.80%
Hertfordshire -1 3 £213 - 1
Surrey -2 3 £268 -20.74% 1
Yorkshire -4 3 £275 +22.22% 2
Cambridgeshire -9 3 - - 2
South West -43 3 £400 +45.45% 1
Tyne and Wear - 3 £327 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £327 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Buckinghamshire - 3 - -
West Yorkshire +1 2 - - 2
Berkshire -1 2 £220 -26.66%
Manchester -5 2 - -
Cambridge - 2 - - 1
Lancashire - 2 - -
Oxfordshire - 2 £225 -
Nottingham +9 1 £260 -13.33%
Cheshire +2 1 £260 -

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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.

1 101 (69.66%) Windows
2 71 (48.97%) Active Directory
3 61 (42.07%) VMware
4 58 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 53 (36.55%) Microsoft
6 43 (29.66%) SQL
7 39 (26.90%) SQL Server
8 37 (25.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (22.07%) MS Exchange
10 30 (20.69%) Citrix
11 26 (17.93%) VMware Infrastructure
11 26 (17.93%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (16.55%) Cisco
13 22 (15.17%) HP
13 22 (15.17%) ITIL
13 22 (15.17%) Security Cleared
14 21 (14.48%) DNS
14 21 (14.48%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (13.79%) DHCP
16 19 (13.10%) MS Excel
16 19 (13.10%) SAN
17 18 (12.41%) Clustering
18 16 (11.03%) Windows 7
18 16 (11.03%) Finance
19 14 (9.66%) MCSE
19 14 (9.66%) SQL Server 2008
20 13 (8.97%) XenApp
20 13 (8.97%) SCCM
20 13 (8.97%) Oracle
20 13 (8.97%) vSphere

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, 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 32 (22.07%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (6.21%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.83%) IIS
5 6 (4.14%) Apache
6 5 (3.45%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (2.07%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.38%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.69%) Moodle
10 1 (0.69%) SAS
10 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.69%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (13.10%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.07%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.48%) DNS
2 20 (13.79%) DHCP
3 19 (13.10%) SAN
4 12 (8.28%) LAN
5 11 (7.59%) WAN
5 11 (7.59%) Firewall
5 11 (7.59%) TCP/IP
6 6 (4.14%) NAS
7 5 (3.45%) LDAP
8 2 (1.38%) VoIP
8 2 (1.38%) Internet
8 2 (1.38%) VLAN
9 1 (0.69%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (0.69%) Network Security
9 1 (0.69%) iSCSI
9 1 (0.69%) IPv6
9 1 (0.69%) Broadband
9 1 (0.69%) SMTP
9 1 (0.69%) Ethernet
9 1 (0.69%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (26.90%) SQL Server
2 14 (9.66%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (8.28%) Oracle Database
4 11 (7.59%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (5.52%) SQL Server 2000
5 8 (5.52%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (4.83%) MySQL
7 5 (3.45%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (2.76%) Oracle Database 10g
8 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 3 (2.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.69%) QlikView
10 1 (0.69%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.38%) Appcelerator Titanium
General
1 16 (11.03%) Finance
2 11 (7.59%) Banking
3 5 (3.45%) Back Office
4 4 (2.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.38%) Retail
6 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.69%) Local Government
6 1 (0.69%) Marketing
6 1 (0.69%) Law
6 1 (0.69%) Advertising
6 1 (0.69%) Games
6 1 (0.69%) Military
6 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.69%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.69%) .NET
1 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.69%) COM
1 1 (0.69%) Web Services
1 1 (0.69%) WAMP
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.41%) Clustering
2 5 (3.45%) Replication
3 4 (2.76%) Open Source
4 2 (1.38%) Fixed Income
4 2 (1.38%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.38%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.38%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.69%) DTV
5 1 (0.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.69%) Derivative
5 1 (0.69%) Statistics
5 1 (0.69%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.69%) iPhone
5 1 (0.69%) Smart Meter
5 1 (0.69%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.69%) iPad
5 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 101 (69.66%) Windows
2 58 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (25.52%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (17.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (11.03%) Windows 7
6 12 (8.28%) UNIX
6 12 (8.28%) Linux
7 9 (6.21%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.52%) Windows XP
9 6 (4.14%) CentOS
10 3 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.38%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.38%) Solaris
12 1 (0.69%) AIX
12 1 (0.69%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.69%) NetWare
12 1 (0.69%) SUSE
12 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (15.17%) ITIL
2 8 (5.52%) Performance Tuning
3 6 (4.14%) Incident Management
3 6 (4.14%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (4.14%) Capacity Management
3 6 (4.14%) Service Management
3 6 (4.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (4.14%) Problem Management
4 4 (2.76%) PRINCE2
4 4 (2.76%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (2.07%) Migration
5 3 (2.07%) Software Deployment
5 3 (2.07%) Revenue Management
6 2 (1.38%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (1.38%) Change Management
6 2 (1.38%) Data Management
7 1 (0.69%) Content Management
7 1 (0.69%) Network Design
7 1 (0.69%) Data Analysis
7 1 (0.69%) Digital Marketing
Programming Languages
1 43 (29.66%) SQL
2 8 (5.52%) T-SQL
3 7 (4.83%) PowerShell
4 4 (2.76%) PL/SQL
4 4 (2.76%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.38%) C
6 1 (0.69%) C#
6 1 (0.69%) C++
6 1 (0.69%) Java
6 1 (0.69%) Perl
6 1 (0.69%) VBScript
6 1 (0.69%) VBA
6 1 (0.69%) VC++
Qualifications
1 22 (15.17%) Security Cleared
2 21 (14.48%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (9.66%) MCSE
4 12 (8.28%) SC Cleared
5 9 (6.21%) DV Cleared
5 9 (6.21%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (5.52%) CCNA
7 6 (4.14%) MCP
8 5 (3.45%) MCDBA
9 4 (2.76%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (2.07%) MCT
10 3 (2.07%) CCNP
10 3 (2.07%) Degree
11 2 (1.38%) MCSA
11 2 (1.38%) CCA
11 2 (1.38%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (1.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.38%) MCITP
12 1 (0.69%) RHCE
12 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.90%) SLA
System Software
1 71 (48.97%) Active Directory
2 26 (17.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.97%) XenApp
3 13 (8.97%) vSphere
4 10 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 6 (4.14%) NLBS
5 6 (4.14%) XenServer
6 5 (3.45%) Oracle RAC
7 4 (2.76%) VMware Server
7 4 (2.76%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.76%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.07%) VMware ESX
8 3 (2.07%) Oracle RMAN
9 2 (1.38%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.38%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.69%) Samba
10 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 1 (0.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.69%) NFS
Systems Management
1 13 (8.97%) SCCM
2 6 (4.14%) SCOM
3 5 (3.45%) Backup Exec
4 4 (2.76%) EMC NetWorker
4 4 (2.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (2.76%) NetBackup
5 3 (2.07%) WSUS
5 3 (2.07%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 2 (1.38%) ARCserve
6 2 (1.38%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.38%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.69%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.69%) nmon
7 1 (0.69%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 61 (42.07%) VMware
2 53 (36.55%) Microsoft
3 30 (20.69%) Citrix
4 24 (16.55%) Cisco
5 22 (15.17%) HP
6 13 (8.97%) Oracle
7 10 (6.90%) EMC
8 8 (5.52%) IBM
8 8 (5.52%) Dell
8 8 (5.52%) Red Hat
9 4 (2.76%) Veeam
9 4 (2.76%) Veritas
9 4 (2.76%) CA
10 3 (2.07%) NetApp
10 3 (2.07%) Compaq
10 3 (2.07%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.07%) Dell KACE
10 3 (2.07%) Google
10 3 (2.07%) ScanSafe
11 2 (1.38%) Infor
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