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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 511 446 453
Rank change year-on-year
-65 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 76 98 136
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.21% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.22% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 50 74
Average daily rate £289 £300 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.83% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £160 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £250 £250
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 22 13
Average hourly rate £17.75 £23.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.82% +35.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £12.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.72 £32.25 £29.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-34.00% +38.88%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -104 72 £281 -6.33% 25
South East -2 27 £258 -2.83% 9
London -33 17 £400 +14.28% 5
Berkshire +4 13 £258 +3.00% 2
North East -20 7 £246 - 2
West Midlands -18 6 £260 +55.22% 1
Tyne and Wear -23 6 £243 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 6 £243 - 1
Reading +1 5 £250 - 2
North West -17 5 £263 +5.00%
East of England -25 5 £225 +22.44% 1
Bracknell - 4 £400 -
Hampshire +2 3 £290 -3.33%
Surrey -11 3 £325 +60.49% 3
Manchester -13 3 - -
City of London -19 3 £350 - 2
Essex -25 3 - -
Yorkshire -31 3 £250 -24.24% 2
Scotland -7 2 - - 1
South Yorkshire -9 2 £263 -20.45% 1
Lancashire - 2 £263 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 - - 1
West Sussex - 2 £160 -
Milton Keynes - 2 - - 1
Colchester 0 1 - -
Uxbridge -2 1 £350 -6.66%
Oxfordshire -3 1 - - 2
Coventry -8 1 £400 +183.18% 1
East Midlands -13 1 - - 3
Bedfordshire -16 1 £225 +20.00% 1

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 98 (67.59%) Windows
2 67 (46.21%) Active Directory
3 64 (44.14%) Microsoft
4 61 (42.07%) VMware
5 59 (40.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (35.86%) SQL
7 45 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
8 43 (29.66%) SQL Server
9 35 (24.14%) MS Exchange
10 28 (19.31%) Citrix
11 25 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (16.55%) VMware Infrastructure
13 21 (14.48%) Finance
14 19 (13.10%) vSphere
15 18 (12.41%) HP
16 17 (11.72%) MS Excel
16 17 (11.72%) IIS
16 17 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
17 16 (11.03%) SAN
17 16 (11.03%) Clustering
17 16 (11.03%) Exchange Server 2010
18 15 (10.34%) Security Cleared
18 15 (10.34%) MS Office
18 15 (10.34%) LAN
18 15 (10.34%) DNS
19 14 (9.66%) ITIL
19 14 (9.66%) Oracle
20 13 (8.97%) TCP/IP
20 13 (8.97%) WAN
20 13 (8.97%) DHCP

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 35 (24.14%) MS Exchange
2 17 (11.72%) IIS
3 16 (11.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (8.28%) Exchange Server 2003
5 11 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (5.52%) SharePoint
7 5 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.38%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (1.38%) MS Project Server
9 2 (1.38%) WebSphere
9 2 (1.38%) IBM HTTP Server
9 2 (1.38%) Lync
10 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.69%) WorkSite
10 1 (0.69%) Apache
10 1 (0.69%) SAS
10 1 (0.69%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (11.72%) MS Excel
2 15 (10.34%) MS Office
3 3 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.38%) MS Project
5 1 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.76%) SaaS
2 3 (2.07%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.03%) SAN
2 15 (10.34%) LAN
2 15 (10.34%) DNS
3 13 (8.97%) TCP/IP
3 13 (8.97%) WAN
3 13 (8.97%) DHCP
4 7 (4.83%) NAS
4 7 (4.83%) Internet
5 6 (4.14%) LDAP
6 4 (2.76%) Firewall
7 3 (2.07%) Network Security
7 3 (2.07%) VoIP
7 3 (2.07%) Broadband
8 1 (0.69%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.69%) iSCSI
8 1 (0.69%) SSL
8 1 (0.69%) EIGRP
8 1 (0.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (29.66%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.59%) Oracle Database
3 9 (6.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (4.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (4.14%) SQL Server 2000
6 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (2.76%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (2.07%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.07%) MySQL
9 2 (1.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.38%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
10 1 (0.69%) Oracle Exadata
10 1 (0.69%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (2.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 21 (14.48%) Finance
2 7 (4.83%) Banking
3 2 (1.38%) Local Government
3 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.38%) Back Office
3 2 (1.38%) Law
4 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.69%) Advertising
4 1 (0.69%) Publishing
4 1 (0.69%) Games
4 1 (0.69%) Electronics
4 1 (0.69%) Military
4 1 (0.69%) Retail
4 1 (0.69%) Marketing
4 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.38%) SAP Basis
2 1 (0.69%) LAMP
2 1 (0.69%) Silverlight
2 1 (0.69%) JMS
2 1 (0.69%) .NET
2 1 (0.69%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.69%) COM
2 1 (0.69%) JDBC
2 1 (0.69%) XML
2 1 (0.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.03%) Clustering
2 7 (4.83%) Replication
3 6 (4.14%) Client/Server
4 4 (2.76%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.07%) Fat Client
5 3 (2.07%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.38%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.38%) Fixed Income
6 2 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.69%) Derivative
7 1 (0.69%) Statistics
7 1 (0.69%) Wiki
7 1 (0.69%) NHS
7 1 (0.69%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 98 (67.59%) Windows
2 59 (40.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (31.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (7.59%) Linux
6 8 (5.52%) Windows 7
7 7 (4.83%) UNIX
8 5 (3.45%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.07%) Windows XP
9 3 (2.07%) Solaris
9 3 (2.07%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.38%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.38%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.69%) SUSE
11 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.69%) NetWare
11 1 (0.69%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (9.66%) ITIL
2 12 (8.28%) Migration
3 11 (7.59%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (4.83%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (4.83%) Incident Management
5 6 (4.14%) Problem Management
5 6 (4.14%) Capacity Management
6 5 (3.45%) Change Management
7 3 (2.07%) Change Control
7 3 (2.07%) Data Security
8 2 (1.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (1.38%) Service Management
8 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.38%) Business Intelligence
8 2 (1.38%) Time Management
8 2 (1.38%) Performance Management
8 2 (1.38%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (1.38%) High Availability
8 2 (1.38%) Root Cause Analysis
9 1 (0.69%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 52 (35.86%) SQL
2 8 (5.52%) PowerShell
3 7 (4.83%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.07%) VBScript
4 3 (2.07%) Java
4 3 (2.07%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.38%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.38%) PHP
5 2 (1.38%) VBA
5 2 (1.38%) C
6 1 (0.69%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.69%) Jython
6 1 (0.69%) C++
6 1 (0.69%) Perl
6 1 (0.69%) VB
6 1 (0.69%) VC++
Qualifications
1 17 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (10.34%) Security Cleared
3 8 (5.52%) MCSE
3 8 (5.52%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.83%) SC Cleared
5 4 (2.76%) MCDBA
6 3 (2.07%) Degree
7 2 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.38%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 2 (1.38%) CCNA
7 2 (1.38%) MCT
7 2 (1.38%) MCSA
7 2 (1.38%) MCITP
8 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.69%) CCA
8 1 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.69%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.21%) SLA
2 3 (2.07%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 67 (46.21%) Active Directory
2 24 (16.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (13.10%) vSphere
4 7 (4.83%) XenApp
5 6 (4.14%) NLBS
5 6 (4.14%) Hyper-V
6 4 (2.76%) VMware Server
6 4 (2.76%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.07%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.07%) XenDesktop
7 3 (2.07%) KVM
7 3 (2.07%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (2.07%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.38%) Oracle RMAN
8 2 (1.38%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.38%) XenServer
9 1 (0.69%) Xen
9 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (0.69%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 10 (6.90%) SCCM
2 8 (5.52%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (3.45%) NetBackup
3 5 (3.45%) SCOM
4 3 (2.07%) EMC NetWorker
4 3 (2.07%) WSUS
4 3 (2.07%) ARCserve
5 2 (1.38%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.38%) Data Guard
6 1 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.69%) Ganglia
6 1 (0.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.69%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 64 (44.14%) Microsoft
2 61 (42.07%) VMware
3 28 (19.31%) Citrix
4 18 (12.41%) HP
5 14 (9.66%) Oracle
6 7 (4.83%) McAfee
7 6 (4.14%) Symantec
7 6 (4.14%) Cisco
7 6 (4.14%) Dell
7 6 (4.14%) EMC
8 5 (3.45%) IBM
9 4 (2.76%) NetApp
9 4 (2.76%) AppSense
10 3 (2.07%) ServiceNow
10 3 (2.07%) F5
10 3 (2.07%) SAP
10 3 (2.07%) Veritas
10 3 (2.07%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.07%) Websense
11 2 (1.38%) Sophos
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