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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 528 467 446
Rank change year-on-year
-61 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 100 144 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.28% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.30% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 85 61
Average daily rate £263 £290 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.48% +9.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £175 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £280 £265
% change year-on-year
-0.89% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 25 26
Average hourly rate £36.50 £17.50 £18.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+108.57% -6.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.20 £13.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £26.00 £29.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £43.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+145.71% -7.89%

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
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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 -51 95 £263 -9.48% 61
London +1 37 £250 -42.85% 17
South East -7 30 £290 - 15
Surrey - 15 £325 - 4
East of England +4 8 £300 +36.36% 3
Berkshire +1 8 £305 -7.92% 2
Yorkshire -9 7 £455 +65.45% 3
West Yorkshire - 7 £455 - 2
Leeds - 6 £480 -
South West +4 5 £200 +17.64% 8
Scotland -8 5 £230 -30.56% 1
Redhill - 5 - - 2
Essex +2 4 £325 +44.44%
North West -20 4 £275 +96.42% 8
Hampshire -5 3 £304 +1.25% 2
Edinburgh -11 3 £233 -29.81%
Buckinghamshire +10 2 £275 -
Glasgow +9 2 £228 - 1
Bedfordshire +5 2 - -
Somerset +2 2 £193 +92.50% 1
Wiltshire -2 2 £250 - 2
Reading -9 2 £450 +5.88%
East Midlands -15 2 - - 2
Winchester -16 2 £304 +8.48%
West Midlands -35 2 - - 5
Blackpool - 2 £275 -
Wokingham - 2 - - 1
Dunstable - 2 - -
Lancashire - 2 £275 - 1
Chippenham - 2 £250 - 1

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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.

1 155 (79.90%) Windows
2 128 (65.98%) Windows Server
3 101 (52.06%) Active Directory
4 82 (42.27%) VMware
5 81 (41.75%) Microsoft
6 73 (37.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 68 (35.05%) SQL Server
8 58 (29.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 53 (27.32%) MS Exchange
10 48 (24.74%) SQL
11 42 (21.65%) VMware Infrastructure
12 37 (19.07%) Windows Server 2003
12 37 (19.07%) ITIL
13 35 (18.04%) Windows 7
13 35 (18.04%) Citrix
14 30 (15.46%) Exchange Server 2010
14 30 (15.46%) MS Excel
15 29 (14.95%) DNS
15 29 (14.95%) Finance
16 28 (14.43%) PowerShell
16 28 (14.43%) SCCM
17 27 (13.92%) MS Office
18 24 (12.37%) vSphere
19 21 (10.82%) Microsoft Certification
20 20 (10.31%) HP
21 19 (9.79%) IIS
21 19 (9.79%) SQL Server 2008
22 18 (9.28%) Security Cleared
22 18 (9.28%) XenApp
22 18 (9.28%) .NET

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 53 (27.32%) MS Exchange
2 30 (15.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (9.79%) IIS
4 13 (6.70%) Skype for Business
5 12 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 11 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (4.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (4.12%) SharePoint
9 5 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (2.06%) Apache
11 3 (1.55%) Tomcat
12 2 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.52%) Office Communications Server
13 1 (0.52%) WebLogic
Applications
1 30 (15.46%) MS Excel
2 27 (13.92%) MS Office
3 3 (1.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (1.03%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.52%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.52%) CA PPM
1 1 (0.52%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.52%) ReMetrica
1 1 (0.52%) Sage 300 ERP
1 1 (0.52%) Sage CRM
1 1 (0.52%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (8.25%) Office 365
2 6 (3.09%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (0.52%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (14.95%) DNS
2 16 (8.25%) DHCP
2 16 (8.25%) Firewall
2 16 (8.25%) SAN
3 14 (7.22%) Internet
4 13 (6.70%) LAN
5 12 (6.19%) TCP/IP
5 12 (6.19%) WAN
6 9 (4.64%) VoIP
7 4 (2.06%) Intranet
7 4 (2.06%) IP Telephony
8 3 (1.55%) Ethernet
8 3 (1.55%) VPN
9 2 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.03%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.03%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.03%) Network Security
9 2 (1.03%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (1.03%) Reverse Proxy
9 2 (1.03%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (35.05%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (8.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (7.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (6.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (4.64%) SQL Server 2000
7 7 (3.61%) Data Warehouse
8 6 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.55%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (1.55%) Relational Database
10 2 (1.03%) Big Data
10 2 (1.03%) Hadoop
10 2 (1.03%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2014
11 1 (0.52%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.52%) DB2
11 1 (0.52%) FileMaker
11 1 (0.52%) MySQL
11 1 (0.52%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 6 (3.09%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.06%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.52%) Fiddler
3 1 (0.52%) MSI
3 1 (0.52%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.52%) WiX
General
1 29 (14.95%) Finance
2 7 (3.61%) Banking
3 4 (2.06%) Law
3 4 (2.06%) Legal
4 3 (1.55%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.55%) Retail
5 2 (1.03%) Back Office
5 2 (1.03%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.52%) Advertising
6 1 (0.52%) Electronics
6 1 (0.52%) French Language
6 1 (0.52%) Marketing
6 1 (0.52%) Multimedia
6 1 (0.52%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (9.28%) .NET
2 4 (2.06%) .NET Framework
2 4 (2.06%) ASP.NET
2 4 (2.06%) Middleware
3 3 (1.55%) Entity Framework
3 3 (1.55%) HTML
4 2 (1.03%) SAML
5 1 (0.52%) Classic ASP
5 1 (0.52%) CSS
5 1 (0.52%) J2EE
5 1 (0.52%) jQuery
5 1 (0.52%) SAP Basis
5 1 (0.52%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.52%) WCF
5 1 (0.52%) Web Services
5 1 (0.52%) XML
5 1 (0.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.22%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.15%) Blackberry
3 8 (4.12%) Clustering
4 7 (3.61%) Driving Licence
5 6 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.09%) Replication
6 5 (2.58%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.55%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.55%) NHS
8 2 (1.03%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.03%) PKI
8 2 (1.03%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.03%) Statistics
8 2 (1.03%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.52%) EMC VMAX
9 1 (0.52%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.52%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.52%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 155 (79.90%) Windows
2 128 (65.98%) Windows Server
3 73 (37.63%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (29.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (19.07%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (18.04%) Windows 7
7 17 (8.76%) Linux
8 12 (6.19%) Windows 8
9 9 (4.64%) Unix
10 5 (2.58%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.06%) Android
11 4 (2.06%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.03%) Solaris
12 2 (1.03%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.52%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (19.07%) ITIL
2 11 (5.67%) Migration
3 9 (4.64%) Server Building
4 8 (4.12%) Change Management
4 8 (4.12%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (3.61%) Problem Management
5 7 (3.61%) Time Management
6 6 (3.09%) Service Delivery
6 6 (3.09%) Service Management
7 5 (2.58%) ITIL V3
8 4 (2.06%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (2.06%) Change Control
8 4 (2.06%) Data Migration
8 4 (2.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (2.06%) ITSM
8 4 (2.06%) Mentoring
8 4 (2.06%) Release Management
9 3 (1.55%) Application Packaging
9 3 (1.55%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (1.55%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (24.74%) SQL
2 28 (14.43%) PowerShell
3 14 (7.22%) C#
4 11 (5.67%) T-SQL
5 5 (2.58%) Java
6 4 (2.06%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.06%) VB
7 3 (1.55%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.55%) VB.NET
7 3 (1.55%) VBScript
8 2 (1.03%) C
8 2 (1.03%) PHP
8 2 (1.03%) VB6
9 1 (0.52%) COBOL
9 1 (0.52%) Perl
9 1 (0.52%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (10.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (9.28%) Security Cleared
3 12 (6.19%) MCSE
3 12 (6.19%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.15%) Degree
5 8 (4.12%) MCSA
6 5 (2.58%) MCP
7 4 (2.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.55%) BC Cleared
8 3 (1.55%) CCNA
8 3 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.55%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.03%) BPSS Clearance
9 2 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.03%) MCITP
10 1 (0.52%) DV Cleared
10 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.52%) MOS
10 1 (0.52%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (6.70%) SLA
2 2 (1.03%) QA
3 1 (0.52%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.52%) HL7
3 1 (0.52%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.52%) TickIT
System Software
1 101 (52.06%) Active Directory
2 42 (21.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (12.37%) vSphere
4 18 (9.28%) XenApp
5 15 (7.73%) Hyper-V
6 10 (5.15%) XenDesktop
7 8 (4.12%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (3.09%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.06%) VMware Server
10 3 (1.55%) Firmware
10 3 (1.55%) XenServer
11 2 (1.03%) Brightmail
11 2 (1.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.03%) MetaFrame
11 2 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 28 (14.43%) SCCM
2 11 (5.67%) Backup Exec
2 11 (5.67%) SCOM
2 11 (5.67%) WSUS
3 10 (5.15%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.09%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (2.58%) SCOrch
5 5 (2.58%) SCVMM
6 3 (1.55%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 2 (1.03%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (1.03%) Puppet
7 2 (1.03%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.52%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.52%) DameWare
8 1 (0.52%) Foglight
8 1 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (0.52%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.52%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.52%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 82 (42.27%) VMware
2 81 (41.75%) Microsoft
3 35 (18.04%) Citrix
4 20 (10.31%) HP
5 16 (8.25%) Cisco
6 10 (5.15%) Symantec
7 9 (4.64%) Intel Security
8 7 (3.61%) Dell
9 5 (2.58%) Oracle
9 5 (2.58%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.06%) AppSense
10 4 (2.06%) NetApp
10 4 (2.06%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.06%) Remedy
11 3 (1.55%) EMC
11 3 (1.55%) Google
11 3 (1.55%) IBM
11 3 (1.55%) SAP
11 3 (1.55%) Sophos
12 2 (1.03%) ServiceNow
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