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 28 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
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 564 492 481
Rank change year-on-year
-72 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 92 158 117
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.29% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.30% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 86 72
Median daily rate £300 £250 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £181 £140 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £375 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £294 £250 £208
% change year-on-year
+17.70% +20.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 24 23
Median hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% +11.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £14.51 £11.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £25.70 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year
+33.33% +4.00%

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
51670 52282 49893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33730 32289 30871
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1487 2076 2100
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

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 28 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 28 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 28 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 -75 88 £300 +17.64% 31
South East -2 28 £325 +18.18% 9
London -46 17 £300 +15.38% 7
North East -30 14 £259 +159.00%
Newcastle upon Tyne -37 13 £259 +159.00%
Tyne and Wear -39 13 £259 +159.00%
West Midlands -5 9 £275 +37.50% 1
Hampshire -3 7 £325 +18.18%
Surrey -10 7 £333 +20.90%
South West -16 6 £250 -16.66% 2
East of England -4 5 £190 -27.61% 3
Berkshire -7 5 £375 +25.00% 3
North West -14 5 £315 +21.15% 6
East Sussex - 5 £500 -
Birmingham +7 4 £303 +51.25% 1
Wiltshire -7 4 £250 -31.03%
Chippenham - 4 £250 -
Brighton - 4 £500 -
Yorkshire +8 3 £181 +14.60% 3
West Yorkshire -1 3 £181 +14.60% 3
Leeds -2 3 £181 +56.95% 3
Warwickshire -4 3 £232 -
Manchester -19 3 £223 -34.55% 2
Cardiff - 3 £250 -
South Wales - 3 £250 -
Wales - 3 £250 -
Oxfordshire +10 2 £210 +40.00% 3
Hertfordshire +2 2 £163 -50.00% 2
Guildford 0 2 £288 +4.54%
Coventry -3 2 £120 -50.51%

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 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.

1 145 (81.92%) Windows
2 118 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 104 (58.76%) Active Directory
4 92 (51.98%) VMware
5 70 (39.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (37.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 62 (35.03%) Microsoft
8 54 (30.51%) MS Exchange
8 54 (30.51%) VMware Infrastructure
9 49 (27.68%) Windows Server 2003
10 45 (25.42%) ITIL
11 38 (21.47%) DNS
12 37 (20.90%) MS Excel
12 37 (20.90%) vSphere
13 36 (20.34%) HP
14 35 (19.77%) Citrix
15 32 (18.08%) Windows 7
16 30 (16.95%) SQL Server
16 30 (16.95%) DHCP
17 28 (15.82%) MS Office
18 25 (14.12%) Microsoft Certification
18 25 (14.12%) SAN
19 24 (13.56%) SQL
19 24 (13.56%) Firewall
20 23 (12.99%) Finance
20 23 (12.99%) Cisco
21 22 (12.43%) Data Centre
22 21 (11.86%) Security Cleared
23 19 (10.73%) Internet
24 18 (10.17%) MCSE

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 (30.51%) MS Exchange
2 18 (10.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (7.91%) Skype for Business
4 10 (5.65%) IIS
5 7 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (3.39%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.26%) Apache
7 4 (2.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.13%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.13%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.56%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (20.90%) MS Excel
2 28 (15.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.78%) Office 365
2 9 (5.08%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.56%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (21.47%) DNS
2 30 (16.95%) DHCP
3 25 (14.12%) SAN
4 24 (13.56%) Firewall
5 19 (10.73%) Internet
6 14 (7.91%) WAN
7 13 (7.34%) LAN
7 13 (7.34%) TCP/IP
8 8 (4.52%) Intranet
9 7 (3.95%) IP Telephony
10 6 (3.39%) VoIP
11 5 (2.82%) Wireless
12 4 (2.26%) VPN
13 3 (1.69%) Ethernet
13 3 (1.69%) Fibre Channel
13 3 (1.69%) Unified Communications
14 2 (1.13%) FTP
14 2 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
14 2 (1.13%) Reverse Proxy
14 2 (1.13%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.82%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (2.82%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.69%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.56%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.56%) DB2
6 1 (0.56%) MySQL
6 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (1.13%) MSI
General
1 23 (12.99%) Finance
2 5 (2.82%) Banking
3 4 (2.26%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.26%) Retail
4 3 (1.69%) Electronics
4 3 (1.69%) Marketing
4 3 (1.69%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.13%) Back Office
5 2 (1.13%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.56%) International Banking
6 1 (0.56%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.69%) .NET
1 3 (1.69%) Middleware
2 2 (1.13%) SAML
3 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.56%) WAP
3 1 (0.56%) WCF
3 1 (0.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (12.43%) Data Centre
2 11 (6.21%) Driving Licence
3 9 (5.08%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.52%) Clustering
5 5 (2.82%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.82%) PKI
6 4 (2.26%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.13%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.13%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.13%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.13%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.13%) NHS
7 2 (1.13%) Replication
7 2 (1.13%) Smartphone
7 2 (1.13%) Statistics
7 2 (1.13%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.56%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.56%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.56%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 145 (81.92%) Windows
2 118 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 70 (39.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 67 (37.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (27.68%) Windows Server 2003
6 32 (18.08%) Windows 7
7 17 (9.60%) Linux
8 10 (5.65%) Unix
9 7 (3.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.82%) Windows 8
11 4 (2.26%) AIX
11 4 (2.26%) Windows XP
12 2 (1.13%) Android
12 2 (1.13%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.13%) CentOS
12 2 (1.13%) Solaris
12 2 (1.13%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.13%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.13%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (25.42%) ITIL
2 14 (7.91%) Server Building
3 11 (6.21%) Problem Management
4 8 (4.52%) Service Delivery
5 6 (3.39%) Change Control
5 6 (3.39%) Project Management
6 5 (2.82%) High Availability
6 5 (2.82%) Load Balancing
6 5 (2.82%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (2.26%) Business Analysis
7 4 (2.26%) Incident Management
7 4 (2.26%) Infrastructure Management
7 4 (2.26%) Logistics
7 4 (2.26%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (2.26%) Stakeholder Management
8 3 (1.69%) Business Intelligence
8 3 (1.69%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (1.69%) ITIL V3
8 3 (1.69%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (1.69%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (13.56%) SQL
2 17 (9.60%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.69%) Perl
3 3 (1.69%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.13%) Java
4 2 (1.13%) PHP
4 2 (1.13%) VBScript
5 1 (0.56%) C
5 1 (0.56%) C#
5 1 (0.56%) C++
5 1 (0.56%) VB
5 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 25 (14.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (11.86%) Security Cleared
3 18 (10.17%) MCSE
4 15 (8.47%) SC Cleared
5 12 (6.78%) MCSA
6 8 (4.52%) Degree
7 5 (2.82%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.26%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (1.69%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.69%) CCNA
9 3 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.13%) MCP
10 2 (1.13%) RHCE
11 1 (0.56%) Citrix Certification
11 1 (0.56%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.56%) MCITP
11 1 (0.56%) MOS
11 1 (0.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.21%) SLA
2 2 (1.13%) QA
3 1 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 104 (58.76%) Active Directory
2 54 (30.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (20.90%) vSphere
4 18 (10.17%) Hyper-V
4 18 (10.17%) XenApp
5 13 (7.34%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (6.78%) VMware ESX
7 11 (6.21%) XenDesktop
8 7 (3.95%) XenServer
9 5 (2.82%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.13%) Brightmail
10 2 (1.13%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.13%) KVM
10 2 (1.13%) MetaFrame
10 2 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.13%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (1.13%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.56%) Firmware
11 1 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.56%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (9.04%) SCCM
2 15 (8.47%) Backup Exec
2 15 (8.47%) NetBackup
3 14 (7.91%) WSUS
4 11 (6.21%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (2.82%) SCOM
5 5 (2.82%) SCOrch
5 5 (2.82%) SCVMM
6 4 (2.26%) Tivoli
7 3 (1.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.13%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (1.13%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.13%) OpenView
8 2 (1.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 2 (1.13%) Perfmon
8 2 (1.13%) Puppet
8 2 (1.13%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.56%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.56%) Simpana
9 1 (0.56%) vRealize
Vendors
1 92 (51.98%) VMware
2 62 (35.03%) Microsoft
3 36 (20.34%) HP
4 35 (19.77%) Citrix
5 23 (12.99%) Cisco
6 15 (8.47%) Intel Security
7 12 (6.78%) Dell
8 11 (6.21%) Oracle
9 9 (5.08%) EMC
9 9 (5.08%) Symantec
10 7 (3.95%) IBM
10 7 (3.95%) NetApp
11 6 (3.39%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.82%) Intel
12 5 (2.82%) SAP
13 4 (2.26%) Sybase
14 3 (1.69%) SolarWinds
15 2 (1.13%) IronPort
15 2 (1.13%) Lumension
15 2 (1.13%) ThinPrint
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