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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support
Rank 575 549 516
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 55 67 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.094% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 41 37
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£295 £325 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.23% +12.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £175 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £450 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 7 26
Average hourly rate £20.00 £12.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+66.66% -41.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.60 £11.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £34.30 £25.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £28.25 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-29.20% +48.68%

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 3 September 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 3 September 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 -21 53 £298 -8.90% 13
London -7 25 £298 -25.15% 4
South East -10 11 £340 +30.76% 5
Surrey -2 5 £295 +19.19% 3
South West -5 5 £260 -11.11% 1
Tyne and Wear -21 5 £295 -10.09%
North East -23 5 £295 -10.09%
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 5 £295 -10.09%
City of London +7 4 £295 -34.44%
West Midlands +6 2 - - 1
Hampshire -1 2 £380 +117.14%
East of England -3 2 £375 +35.13%
North West -33 2 £275 -20.28% 1
Devon - 2 - -
West Sussex - 2 £413 -
Barnstaple - 2 - -
Essex - 2 £375 -
Somerset +8 1 £260 -
Kent +1 1 £275 -12.00%
Bristol -2 1 - -
Berkshire -4 1 - -
Cumbria -20 1 £275 -15.38% 1
Manchester -21 1 - -
Cardiff - 1 - -
Taunton - 1 £260 -
Stafford - 1 - -
Guildford - 1 £300 -
Salisbury - 1 - -
Redditch - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 97 (76.38%) Windows
2 58 (45.67%) Microsoft
3 55 (43.31%) Active Directory
3 55 (43.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (40.94%) VMware
5 40 (31.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 38 (29.92%) SQL
7 37 (29.13%) SQL Server
8 35 (27.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 24 (18.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (16.54%) DNS
11 20 (15.75%) vSphere
12 19 (14.96%) Citrix
12 19 (14.96%) MS Exchange
13 18 (14.17%) HP
13 18 (14.17%) Linux
13 18 (14.17%) MS Excel
14 17 (13.39%) IIS
14 17 (13.39%) DHCP
14 17 (13.39%) Data Centre
15 16 (12.60%) Finance
15 16 (12.60%) Hyper-V
15 16 (12.60%) SAN
16 13 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
17 12 (9.45%) Dell
17 12 (9.45%) WAN
17 12 (9.45%) Security Cleared
17 12 (9.45%) SQL Server 2008
17 12 (9.45%) SCCM
18 11 (8.66%) Server Building

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 19 (14.96%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.39%) IIS
3 8 (6.30%) Lync
4 7 (5.51%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (3.15%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.36%) BizTalk Server
6 3 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.57%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.57%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.57%) Apache
8 1 (0.79%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 18 (14.17%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.72%) MS Office
3 4 (3.15%) MS Project
4 2 (1.57%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.57%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (1.57%) ResourceLink
2 1 (0.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.79%) Cerner Millennium
2 1 (0.79%) ReMetrica
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.94%) Office 365
2 4 (3.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (16.54%) DNS
2 17 (13.39%) DHCP
3 16 (12.60%) SAN
4 12 (9.45%) WAN
5 11 (8.66%) Firewall
6 8 (6.30%) LAN
7 6 (4.72%) TCP/IP
7 6 (4.72%) LDAP
8 4 (3.15%) VPN
9 2 (1.57%) SNMP
9 2 (1.57%) DDNS
9 2 (1.57%) Internet
9 2 (1.57%) Network Security
10 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
10 1 (0.79%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.79%) VLAN
10 1 (0.79%) MPLS
10 1 (0.79%) Intranet
10 1 (0.79%) SSL
10 1 (0.79%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (29.13%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (6.30%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.94%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.36%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.36%) MySQL
7 2 (1.57%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.57%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.79%) DTS
8 1 (0.79%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) MSI
1 1 (0.79%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.79%) WiX
General
1 16 (12.60%) Finance
2 8 (6.30%) Banking
3 3 (2.36%) Financial Institution
3 3 (2.36%) Front Office
3 3 (2.36%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.36%) French Language
4 2 (1.57%) Online Betting
4 2 (1.57%) Back Office
4 2 (1.57%) Legal
5 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Retail
5 1 (0.79%) Law
5 1 (0.79%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.09%) Web Services
2 6 (4.72%) .NET
3 3 (2.36%) HTML
4 1 (0.79%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.79%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (13.39%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.51%) Clustering
3 5 (3.94%) Replication
3 5 (3.94%) EqualLogic
4 4 (3.15%) NHS
5 3 (2.36%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.36%) Fixed Income
5 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Storage
5 3 (2.36%) Derivative
5 3 (2.36%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 3 (2.36%) Mathematics
5 3 (2.36%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.57%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.57%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.79%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.79%) PKI
7 1 (0.79%) PDA
7 1 (0.79%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (0.79%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 97 (76.38%) Windows
2 55 (43.31%) Windows Server 2008
3 40 (31.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (27.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (14.17%) Linux
6 11 (8.66%) Windows 7
7 7 (5.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 7 (5.51%) SUSE
7 7 (5.51%) NetWare
8 6 (4.72%) Windows XP
8 6 (4.72%) Solaris
9 2 (1.57%) UNIX
9 2 (1.57%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (8.66%) Server Building
2 10 (7.87%) ITIL
2 10 (7.87%) Migration
3 6 (4.72%) Service Delivery
3 6 (4.72%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (3.94%) Change Management
5 4 (3.15%) Asset Management
5 4 (3.15%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (2.36%) Analytics
6 3 (2.36%) Data Migration
6 3 (2.36%) Load Balancing
6 3 (2.36%) Service Management
6 3 (2.36%) Fund Management
6 3 (2.36%) ERP
6 3 (2.36%) Risk Management
6 3 (2.36%) RAD
6 3 (2.36%) Mentoring
7 2 (1.57%) Coaching
7 2 (1.57%) Database Mirroring
7 2 (1.57%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 38 (29.92%) SQL
2 7 (5.51%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.94%) C#
4 4 (3.15%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.36%) Java
5 3 (2.36%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (10.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (9.45%) Security Cleared
3 11 (8.66%) MCSE
4 8 (6.30%) SC Cleared
5 6 (4.72%) MCITP
6 3 (2.36%) MCSA
6 3 (2.36%) HNC
7 2 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.79%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.79%) MCP
8 1 (0.79%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.79%) Degree
8 1 (0.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.57%) SLA
2 1 (0.79%) QA
System Software
1 55 (43.31%) Active Directory
2 24 (18.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (15.75%) vSphere
4 16 (12.60%) Hyper-V
5 10 (7.87%) XenApp
6 8 (6.30%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.94%) DFS Replication
8 4 (3.15%) VMware Server
8 4 (3.15%) XenServer
8 4 (3.15%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.15%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.57%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.57%) UAG
10 1 (0.79%) GPFS
10 1 (0.79%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.79%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.79%) Xen
10 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.79%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 12 (9.45%) SCCM
2 11 (8.66%) SCOM
3 7 (5.51%) ZENworks
4 6 (4.72%) WSUS
5 4 (3.15%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.36%) HP Data Protector
6 3 (2.36%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 3 (2.36%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.57%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.79%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 58 (45.67%) Microsoft
2 52 (40.94%) VMware
3 19 (14.96%) Citrix
4 18 (14.17%) HP
5 12 (9.45%) Dell
6 9 (7.09%) IBM
7 7 (5.51%) Cisco
7 7 (5.51%) Novell
8 5 (3.94%) Symantec
8 5 (3.94%) Oracle
9 4 (3.15%) CommVault
10 3 (2.36%) Juniper
10 3 (2.36%) Sybase
10 3 (2.36%) Sun
10 3 (2.36%) Remedy
10 3 (2.36%) Veritas
10 3 (2.36%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.57%) JD Edwards
11 2 (1.57%) Sophos
11 2 (1.57%) ServiceNow
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