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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 576 525 484
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 85 138 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.24% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.26% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 75 87
Median daily rate £251 £250 £238
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.20% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £150 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £350 £380
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £275 £215
% change year-on-year
-18.18% +27.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 28 37
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.17% +26.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.28 £13.35 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.00 £30.15 £28.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.13
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +10.34%

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
51008 54089 51827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.76% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33192 34291 31378
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 2003 2097
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.46 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.25
% change year-on-year
+2.10% -0.55%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 30 July 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 -33 80 £250 - 34
North East -17 25 £225 -32.83%
Tyne and Wear -16 23 £225 -32.83%
Newcastle upon Tyne -21 23 £225 -32.83%
South East +7 20 £225 -23.72% 12
London -35 16 £275 +22.22% 5
Berkshire -3 6 £225 -25.00% 3
Surrey -11 6 £325 +15.04%
East of England +10 5 £190 -20.83%
South West 0 5 £250 -4.76% 6
Bracknell -6 4 - - 1
Kent +9 3 £178 -35.22% 3
Hampshire 0 3 £325 +8.33% 2
North West -10 3 £213 -29.16% 7
Somerset - 3 £240 - 3
City of London +44 2 £293 +30.00% 2
Milton Keynes +13 2 £231 -19.84%
Buckinghamshire +7 2 £231 -19.84%
Scotland +1 2 £275 -8.33% 1
Yorkshire -1 2 £475 +313.04% 2
Midlands -4 2 £200 -32.20%
Sussex - 2 £178 -
Durham - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +12 1 £213 +13.33%
Cambridge +11 1 £145 -40.81%
Cambridgeshire +9 1 £145 -42.00%
Oxfordshire +6 1 £260 - 1
Reading +5 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire +4 1 £475 +313.04% 1
Leeds 0 1 £475 +313.04% 1

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 142 (78.89%) Windows
2 110 (61.11%) Windows Server
3 107 (59.44%) Active Directory
4 84 (46.67%) VMware
5 71 (39.44%) Microsoft
6 69 (38.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 65 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 55 (30.56%) ITIL
9 52 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 46 (25.56%) DNS
11 43 (23.89%) MS Exchange
12 42 (23.33%) MS Excel
13 41 (22.78%) HP
14 40 (22.22%) DHCP
15 39 (21.67%) SQL Server
16 38 (21.11%) Citrix
17 37 (20.56%) Windows Server 2003
18 34 (18.89%) SQL
19 32 (17.78%) SAN
20 31 (17.22%) Security Cleared
20 31 (17.22%) Windows 7
21 29 (16.11%) Firewall
22 27 (15.00%) vSphere
23 25 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
23 25 (13.89%) Oracle
24 22 (12.22%) MS Office
24 22 (12.22%) Linux
24 22 (12.22%) Cisco
24 22 (12.22%) Data Centre
25 21 (11.67%) SC Cleared

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 43 (23.89%) MS Exchange
2 14 (7.78%) IIS
2 14 (7.78%) Skype for Business
3 12 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.00%) SharePoint
5 7 (3.89%) Apache
6 6 (3.33%) IBM Notes
7 4 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.56%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 42 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 22 (12.22%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS Project
3 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.67%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (7.22%) Office 365
2 6 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.11%) IaaS
3 2 (1.11%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (25.56%) DNS
2 40 (22.22%) DHCP
3 32 (17.78%) SAN
4 29 (16.11%) Firewall
5 17 (9.44%) Internet
6 16 (8.89%) LAN
6 16 (8.89%) WAN
7 14 (7.78%) TCP/IP
8 7 (3.89%) Intranet
8 7 (3.89%) Wireless
9 5 (2.78%) IP Telephony
10 4 (2.22%) Unified Communications
11 3 (1.67%) Network Security
11 3 (1.67%) Skype
11 3 (1.67%) VLAN
11 3 (1.67%) VoIP
11 3 (1.67%) VPN
12 2 (1.11%) DSL
12 2 (1.11%) Ethernet
12 2 (1.11%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (21.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.67%) DB2
6 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.56%) MS Access
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.56%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 6 (3.33%) MSI
2 2 (1.11%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (11.67%) Finance
2 5 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.67%) Back Office
4 3 (1.67%) Banking
4 3 (1.67%) Electronics
4 3 (1.67%) Marketing
5 2 (1.11%) Retail
6 1 (0.56%) Advertising
6 1 (0.56%) International Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Law
6 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.33%) Middleware
2 3 (1.67%) .NET
3 2 (1.11%) Web Services
4 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.56%) LAMP
4 1 (0.56%) SAML
4 1 (0.56%) WAP
4 1 (0.56%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.22%) Data Centre
2 21 (11.67%) Clustering
3 7 (3.89%) Driving Licence
3 7 (3.89%) Management Information System
4 4 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.22%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.22%) PKI
5 3 (1.67%) Replication
5 3 (1.67%) Statistics
6 2 (1.11%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.11%) EMC VNX
6 2 (1.11%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.11%) NHS
6 2 (1.11%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.56%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.56%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.56%) FMCG
7 1 (0.56%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 142 (78.89%) Windows
2 110 (61.11%) Windows Server
3 69 (38.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 65 (36.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (20.56%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (17.22%) Windows 7
7 22 (12.22%) Linux
8 11 (6.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (6.11%) Unix
9 10 (5.56%) AIX
10 7 (3.89%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.22%) Windows 10
11 4 (2.22%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.67%) Solaris
13 2 (1.11%) Android
13 2 (1.11%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.11%) CentOS
13 2 (1.11%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.56%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (30.56%) ITIL
2 16 (8.89%) High Availability
3 15 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 13 (7.22%) Server Building
5 9 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 7 (3.89%) Application Packaging
6 7 (3.89%) Change Control
6 7 (3.89%) Project Management
7 6 (3.33%) ITIL V3
7 6 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (2.78%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (2.78%) Load Balancing
8 5 (2.78%) Performance Monitoring
9 4 (2.22%) Business Analysis
9 4 (2.22%) Incident Management
9 4 (2.22%) Migration
9 4 (2.22%) Server Monitoring
9 4 (2.22%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (1.67%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (18.89%) SQL
2 15 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 7 (3.89%) Perl
4 5 (2.78%) VB
5 4 (2.22%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.11%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.11%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.11%) Python
6 2 (1.11%) Ruby
7 1 (0.56%) C#
7 1 (0.56%) C++
7 1 (0.56%) PHP
7 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.56%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (17.22%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (11.67%) SC Cleared
4 16 (8.89%) MCSE
5 8 (4.44%) DV Cleared
5 8 (4.44%) MCSA
5 8 (4.44%) RHCE
6 6 (3.33%) BPSS Clearance
6 6 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.33%) Degree
7 5 (2.78%) CCNA
8 4 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.11%) MCP
10 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (8.33%) SLA
2 2 (1.11%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 107 (59.44%) Active Directory
2 52 (28.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (15.00%) vSphere
4 20 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 13 (7.22%) XenApp
6 11 (6.11%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (5.00%) Terminal Services
8 8 (4.44%) KVM
8 8 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
8 8 (4.44%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (4.44%) VMware ESX
9 7 (3.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (3.89%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (2.78%) XenServer
11 1 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.56%) iptables
11 1 (0.56%) vCloud
11 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.56%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (7.22%) NetBackup
1 13 (7.22%) SCCM
2 9 (5.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (4.44%) Backup Exec
3 8 (4.44%) EMC NetWorker
3 8 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (4.44%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 8 (4.44%) SCOM
3 8 (4.44%) WSUS
4 6 (3.33%) OpenView
4 6 (3.33%) Perfmon
5 5 (2.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (2.22%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.67%) HP SiteScope
7 3 (1.67%) MOM
7 3 (1.67%) SCVMM
8 2 (1.11%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.11%) Puppet
8 2 (1.11%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 84 (46.67%) VMware
2 71 (39.44%) Microsoft
3 41 (22.78%) HP
4 38 (21.11%) Citrix
5 25 (13.89%) Oracle
6 22 (12.22%) Cisco
7 17 (9.44%) IBM
8 15 (8.33%) EMC
9 14 (7.78%) Intel Security
10 10 (5.56%) Red Hat
11 8 (4.44%) Dell
12 7 (3.89%) Symantec
13 6 (3.33%) Lotus
13 6 (3.33%) NetApp
14 5 (2.78%) SAP
15 4 (2.22%) CA
15 4 (2.22%) Sybase
15 4 (2.22%) Veritas
16 3 (1.67%) BMC
16 3 (1.67%) Intel