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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 555 491 517
Rank change year-on-year
-64 +26
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 92 149 113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.27% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.28% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 75 67
Median daily rate £275 £230 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +4.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £126 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £432 £329
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £218 £220
% change year-on-year
+26.43% -1.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 26 26
Median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+58.33% +2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.08 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.40 £25.50 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.50 £18.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year
+58.33% -6.49%

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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -67 89 £275 +5.76% 28
South East +7 39 £288 +4.54% 6
London -57 17 £295 +12.38% 5
Surrey +5 15 £228 -17.27%
Hampshire +7 10 £313 +108.66%
West Midlands -6 8 £275 +37.50% 2
South West -5 7 £250 -16.66% 1
North East -31 7 £255 +154.75%
Tyne and Wear -30 6 £255 +154.75%
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 6 £255 +154.75%
Guildford +6 4 £288 +4.54%
Berkshire +4 4 £300 - 2
Birmingham +3 4 £303 +51.25% 1
East of England -4 4 £201 -30.00% 3
Winchester -4 4 £288 +91.66%
North West -13 4 £325 +109.67% 4
Brighton - 4 £500 -
East Sussex - 4 £500 -
Redhill - 4 £340 -
Epsom +3 3 £190 -
Wales +2 3 £250 +25.00%
Warwickshire +1 3 £232 - 1
Wiltshire -2 3 £250 -31.03%
Manchester -6 3 £300 +150.00%
Chippenham - 3 £250 -
Cardiff - 3 £250 -
South Wales - 3 £250 -
City of London +30 2 - - 2
Oxfordshire +11 2 £160 +6.66% 2
Hertfordshire +10 2 £163 -50.00%

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 148 (86.55%) Windows
2 125 (73.10%) Windows Server
3 109 (63.74%) Active Directory
4 94 (54.97%) VMware
5 70 (40.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 69 (40.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (36.26%) Microsoft
8 57 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 54 (31.58%) MS Exchange
10 45 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 38 (22.22%) ITIL
12 37 (21.64%) Citrix
13 35 (20.47%) vSphere
14 33 (19.30%) HP
14 33 (19.30%) DNS
15 32 (18.71%) MS Excel
16 31 (18.13%) SQL Server
16 31 (18.13%) Windows 7
17 29 (16.96%) Finance
18 27 (15.79%) MS Office
19 26 (15.20%) Microsoft Certification
20 24 (14.04%) SQL
21 23 (13.45%) Cisco
21 23 (13.45%) DHCP
22 22 (12.87%) SAN
22 22 (12.87%) Data Centre
23 21 (12.28%) SCCM
24 20 (11.70%) XenApp
24 20 (11.70%) Internet
25 19 (11.11%) Firewall

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 54 (31.58%) MS Exchange
2 17 (9.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (8.77%) Skype for Business
4 11 (6.43%) IIS
5 7 (4.09%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.51%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.92%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.34%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.75%) Apache
10 2 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.17%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.58%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.58%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (18.71%) MS Excel
2 27 (15.79%) MS Office
3 2 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.58%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (9.36%) Office 365
2 9 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.58%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 33 (19.30%) DNS
2 23 (13.45%) DHCP
3 22 (12.87%) SAN
4 20 (11.70%) Internet
5 19 (11.11%) Firewall
6 14 (8.19%) LAN
6 14 (8.19%) WAN
7 10 (5.85%) TCP/IP
8 8 (4.68%) Intranet
9 6 (3.51%) IP Telephony
9 6 (3.51%) VoIP
10 5 (2.92%) Wireless
11 3 (1.75%) Ethernet
11 3 (1.75%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.75%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.75%) VPN
12 2 (1.17%) NAS
12 2 (1.17%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.17%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (1.17%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (18.13%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.75%) Oracle Database
5 3 (1.75%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.58%) MySQL
6 1 (0.58%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (0.58%) Fiddler
1 1 (0.58%) MSI
1 1 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 29 (16.96%) Finance
2 7 (4.09%) Banking
3 4 (2.34%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.75%) Electronics
4 3 (1.75%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.75%) Marketing
4 3 (1.75%) Retail
4 3 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.17%) Legal
6 1 (0.58%) Advertising
6 1 (0.58%) Back Office
6 1 (0.58%) International Banking
6 1 (0.58%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (2.92%) .NET
2 2 (1.17%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.17%) Middleware
2 2 (1.17%) SAML
3 1 (0.58%) CSS
3 1 (0.58%) SAP Basis
3 1 (0.58%) WAP
3 1 (0.58%) WCF
3 1 (0.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.87%) Data Centre
2 9 (5.26%) Driving Licence
3 8 (4.68%) Management Information System
4 5 (2.92%) Clustering
4 5 (2.92%) PKI
5 4 (2.34%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 3 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.75%) NHS
7 2 (1.17%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.17%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.17%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.17%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.17%) Replication
7 2 (1.17%) Statistics
7 2 (1.17%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.58%) HACMP
8 1 (0.58%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.58%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 148 (86.55%) Windows
2 125 (73.10%) Windows Server
3 70 (40.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 69 (40.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (18.13%) Windows 7
7 13 (7.60%) Linux
8 9 (5.26%) Unix
9 8 (4.68%) Windows 8
10 6 (3.51%) Windows XP
11 5 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.17%) AIX
12 2 (1.17%) Android
12 2 (1.17%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.17%) Solaris
12 2 (1.17%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.17%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.58%) CentOS
13 1 (0.58%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.58%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (22.22%) ITIL
2 13 (7.60%) Server Building
3 9 (5.26%) Problem Management
4 6 (3.51%) Migration
4 6 (3.51%) Project Management
4 6 (3.51%) Service Delivery
5 5 (2.92%) Change Control
5 5 (2.92%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (2.34%) Business Analysis
6 4 (2.34%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (2.34%) Load Balancing
6 4 (2.34%) Logistics
6 4 (2.34%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (1.75%) Application Packaging
7 3 (1.75%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (1.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (1.75%) Incident Management
7 3 (1.75%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (1.75%) Programme Management
7 3 (1.75%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 24 (14.04%) SQL
2 19 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.34%) VBScript
4 3 (1.75%) C#
5 2 (1.17%) Java
5 2 (1.17%) Perl
5 2 (1.17%) PHP
5 2 (1.17%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.17%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.58%) C
6 1 (0.58%) C++
Qualifications
1 26 (15.20%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (10.53%) MCSE
3 14 (8.19%) MCSA
4 12 (7.02%) Security Cleared
5 8 (4.68%) Degree
5 8 (4.68%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.75%) BC Cleared
6 3 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (1.75%) MCP
7 2 (1.17%) CCNA
7 2 (1.17%) MCITP
7 2 (1.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.58%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.58%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (0.58%) MCSD
8 1 (0.58%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.85%) SLA
2 2 (1.17%) QA
3 1 (0.58%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 109 (63.74%) Active Directory
2 57 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (20.47%) vSphere
4 20 (11.70%) XenApp
5 16 (9.36%) Hyper-V
6 12 (7.02%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (7.02%) XenDesktop
7 11 (6.43%) VMware ESX
8 7 (4.09%) XenServer
9 4 (2.34%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.17%) Brightmail
10 2 (1.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.17%) MetaFrame
10 2 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.17%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.58%) Firmware
11 1 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.58%) Xen
Systems Management
1 21 (12.28%) SCCM
2 16 (9.36%) Backup Exec
3 15 (8.77%) NetBackup
3 15 (8.77%) WSUS
4 11 (6.43%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (4.09%) SCOM
6 6 (3.51%) SCOrch
7 5 (2.92%) SCVMM
8 3 (1.75%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.17%) Puppet
9 2 (1.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.17%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 1 (0.58%) HP SIM
10 1 (0.58%) Opsview
10 1 (0.58%) Perfmon
10 1 (0.58%) Plesk
10 1 (0.58%) Simpana
10 1 (0.58%) SmoothWall
10 1 (0.58%) vRealize
10 1 (0.58%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 94 (54.97%) VMware
2 62 (36.26%) Microsoft
3 37 (21.64%) Citrix
4 33 (19.30%) HP
5 23 (13.45%) Cisco
6 14 (8.19%) Intel Security
7 12 (7.02%) Dell
8 9 (5.26%) Symantec
9 7 (4.09%) EMC
9 7 (4.09%) NetApp
9 7 (4.09%) Oracle
10 6 (3.51%) IBM
10 6 (3.51%) SAP
11 5 (2.92%) Intel
12 4 (2.34%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.34%) Sybase
13 3 (1.75%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.17%) Compaq
14 2 (1.17%) IronPort
14 2 (1.17%) ThinPrint