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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 511 526 464
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -62
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 83 74 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.13% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.15% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 44 49
Average daily rate
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£315 £281 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.09% +0.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £128 £210 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 10 22
Average hourly rate £17.75 £19.50 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.97% -15.21%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £16.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.78 £25.75 £32.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-6.57% -24.00%

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
51450 50956 44853
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.34% 92.28% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 31225 31058 25652
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 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2017 2017 2210
Average hourly rate £17.46 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.22% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +2 73 £325 +18.18% 15
London +14 27 £350 -6.66% 6
South East -18 15 £300 +20.00% 3
Bracknell +6 8 - -
Berkshire -9 8 - -
East of England +24 7 £294 +30.55% 1
South West +10 7 £350 - 1
Scotland +10 7 £127 -
City of London +21 6 £375 +7.14%
East Midlands +10 6 £250 -
Nottinghamshire 0 5 - -
Nottingham -3 5 - -
West Midlands -11 5 - - 1
Worcestershire +4 3 - -
Worcester +3 3 - -
Yorkshire -18 3 £275 +10.00% 2
West Sussex -18 3 £420 +162.50% 1
Norfolk - 3 £325 -
Wiltshire - 3 £363 - 1
Renfrewshire - 3 £127 -
Paisley - 3 £127 -
Cambridgeshire +7 2 £288 - 1
West Yorkshire -11 2 - - 2
North West -20 2 £190 -27.61% 1
Devon - 2 - -
Worthing - 2 £448 -
Wakefield - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £120 -
Barnstaple - 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne +5 1 - -

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 120 (78.43%) Windows
2 84 (54.90%) Active Directory
3 69 (45.10%) Microsoft
3 69 (45.10%) Windows Server 2008
4 53 (34.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 48 (31.37%) VMware
6 44 (28.76%) Windows Server 2003
7 31 (20.26%) DNS
8 30 (19.61%) HP
9 28 (18.30%) SQL Server
10 26 (16.99%) ITIL
11 25 (16.34%) MS Excel
12 24 (15.69%) DHCP
12 24 (15.69%) SCCM
12 24 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 23 (15.03%) MS Exchange
14 22 (14.38%) SQL
15 21 (13.73%) Security Cleared
16 20 (13.07%) Hyper-V
17 19 (12.42%) vSphere
17 19 (12.42%) Citrix
18 16 (10.46%) Windows 7
19 15 (9.80%) SCOM
20 14 (9.15%) SAN
20 14 (9.15%) IIS
21 13 (8.50%) Linux
21 13 (8.50%) WAN
21 13 (8.50%) Finance
21 13 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
22 11 (7.19%) Clustering

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 23 (15.03%) MS Exchange
2 14 (9.15%) IIS
3 7 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.92%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.61%) Lync
5 4 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (2.61%) Apache
6 3 (1.96%) Tomcat
6 3 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (1.96%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (1.96%) WebSphere
6 3 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.31%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (1.31%) GlassFish
7 2 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (1.31%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.65%) ArcGIS
8 1 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (0.65%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 25 (16.34%) MS Excel
2 7 (4.58%) MS Office
3 3 (1.96%) MS Project
4 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.31%) ResourceLink
1 2 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.65%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.58%) Office 365
3 2 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 31 (20.26%) DNS
2 24 (15.69%) DHCP
3 14 (9.15%) SAN
4 13 (8.50%) WAN
5 11 (7.19%) LAN
6 10 (6.54%) TCP/IP
7 7 (4.58%) LDAP
7 7 (4.58%) Firewall
8 4 (2.61%) VPN
9 2 (1.31%) NAS
9 2 (1.31%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (1.31%) Internet
9 2 (1.31%) MPLS
9 2 (1.31%) DDNS
9 2 (1.31%) SSL
10 1 (0.65%) ADSL
10 1 (0.65%) SMS
10 1 (0.65%) HTTP
10 1 (0.65%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.65%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (18.30%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.58%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (3.92%) DTS
4 4 (2.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.96%) RDBMS
5 3 (1.96%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.31%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.31%) MySQL
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.65%) QlikView
7 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.65%) ERwin
2 1 (0.65%) Introscope
General
1 13 (8.50%) Finance
2 3 (1.96%) Manufacturing
2 3 (1.96%) Banking
3 2 (1.31%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.65%) Marketing
4 1 (0.65%) Legal
4 1 (0.65%) Electronics
4 1 (0.65%) Advertising
4 1 (0.65%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.61%) HTML
1 4 (2.61%) .NET
1 4 (2.61%) Web Services
2 2 (1.31%) Middleware
2 2 (1.31%) J2EE
3 1 (0.65%) JSP
3 1 (0.65%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.19%) Clustering
2 5 (3.27%) Client/Server
2 5 (3.27%) PKI
2 5 (3.27%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.61%) Enterprise Storage
3 4 (2.61%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.96%) Thin Client
4 3 (1.96%) Fat Client
4 3 (1.96%) PDA
5 2 (1.31%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.31%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.31%) Replication
5 2 (1.31%) NHS
6 1 (0.65%) DTV
6 1 (0.65%) GIS
6 1 (0.65%) iPhone
6 1 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (0.65%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.65%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 120 (78.43%) Windows
2 69 (45.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 53 (34.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 44 (28.76%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (10.46%) Windows 7
6 13 (8.50%) Linux
7 11 (7.19%) UNIX
8 7 (4.58%) Windows 8
9 3 (1.96%) Windows XP
9 3 (1.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.31%) SUSE
10 2 (1.31%) NetWare
10 2 (1.31%) HPUX
11 1 (0.65%) Solaris
11 1 (0.65%) AIX
11 1 (0.65%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (16.99%) ITIL
2 8 (5.23%) Problem Management
3 7 (4.58%) Performance Monitoring
4 6 (3.92%) Migration
4 6 (3.92%) Service Management
5 5 (3.27%) ETL
5 5 (3.27%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (2.61%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (2.61%) Capacity Management
6 4 (2.61%) Asset Management
6 4 (2.61%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (2.61%) Change Management
6 4 (2.61%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (1.96%) ERP
7 3 (1.96%) Load Balancing
7 3 (1.96%) ITSM
7 3 (1.96%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (1.31%) Network Architecture
8 2 (1.31%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (1.31%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 22 (14.38%) SQL
2 6 (3.92%) Java
3 4 (2.61%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.61%) JavaScript
3 4 (2.61%) C#
3 4 (2.61%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.31%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.31%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.65%) Python
5 1 (0.65%) Perl
5 1 (0.65%) Jython
Qualifications
1 21 (13.73%) Security Cleared
2 11 (7.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (7.19%) MCSE
3 10 (6.54%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.92%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.27%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.96%) MCP
6 3 (1.96%) HNC
7 2 (1.31%) Degree
8 1 (0.65%) MCSA
8 1 (0.65%) MCDBA
8 1 (0.65%) CCENT
8 1 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.61%) SLA
2 1 (0.65%) QA
2 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 84 (54.90%) Active Directory
2 24 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (13.07%) Hyper-V
4 19 (12.42%) vSphere
5 6 (3.92%) XenApp
5 6 (3.92%) XenServer
5 6 (3.92%) VMware ESX
6 5 (3.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.96%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.31%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.65%) Firmware
9 1 (0.65%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.65%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.65%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.65%) NLBS
9 1 (0.65%) Xen
9 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.65%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.65%) UAG
9 1 (0.65%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 24 (15.69%) SCCM
2 15 (9.80%) SCOM
3 9 (5.88%) NetBackup
4 8 (5.23%) Backup Exec
4 8 (5.23%) HP Data Protector
5 5 (3.27%) Nagios
6 3 (1.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 3 (1.96%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.31%) WSUS
7 2 (1.31%) ZENworks
8 1 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.65%) Legato
8 1 (0.65%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.65%) SCSM
Vendors
1 69 (45.10%) Microsoft
2 48 (31.37%) VMware
3 30 (19.61%) HP
4 19 (12.42%) Citrix
5 10 (6.54%) Symantec
6 8 (5.23%) Dell
7 5 (3.27%) Cisco
7 5 (3.27%) IBM
8 4 (2.61%) Altiris
8 4 (2.61%) NetApp
8 4 (2.61%) Red Hat
8 4 (2.61%) Apple
9 3 (1.96%) CommVault
10 2 (1.31%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.31%) Remedy
10 2 (1.31%) JD Edwards
10 2 (1.31%) Novell
10 2 (1.31%) Avaya
10 2 (1.31%) Cerner
10 2 (1.31%) SAP
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