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 18 January 2017 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Support
UK
Rank 557 543 471
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -72
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 43 75 131
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.15% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.16% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 41 73
Median daily rate £193 £250 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.00% -13.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £183 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £304 £325 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £190 £250 £280
% change year-on-year
-24.00% -10.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 8 26
Median hourly rate £15.25 £21.00 £19.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-27.38% +6.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £13.85 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.45 £43.60 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £43.00 £19.69
% change year-on-year
-64.53% +118.38%

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
42483 48201 47260
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27643 30615 29774
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1508 1765 1883
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.54% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.73 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-0.40% +9.37%

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 18 January 2017.

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
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 18 January 2017. 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 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 -7 39 £190 -24.00% 22
South East +9 8 £260 -13.33% 6
London -15 8 £245 -2.00% 5
West Yorkshire +22 7 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +16 7 £350 - 3
Leeds +11 7 £350 - 1
West Midlands +4 7 £150 -50.00%
Birmingham - 6 £175 -
South West +9 5 £190 -15.55%
Berkshire +6 5 £268 +67.18% 3
North West +21 4 £150 -33.33% 1
Scotland +22 3 £300 +30.43%
Manchester +16 2 £165 -26.66% 1
Somerset +9 2 £190 -1.29%
Hampshire +8 2 - -
Glasgow +8 2 £300 +31.86%
Bournemouth - 2 £190 -
Lancashire - 2 £150 -
Dorset - 2 £190 -
Surrey +14 1 £135 -58.46% 1
Reading +9 1 - - 1
Slough +7 1 £260 +62.50%
Swindon +2 1 £160 -
Bath 0 1 £190 -1.29%
Wiltshire -1 1 £160 -36.00%
City of London - 1 £250 - 4
Shropshire - 1 £120 -
Telford - 1 £120 -
Taunton - 1 - -
Melrose - 1 £310 -

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 65 (76.47%) Windows
2 51 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 38 (44.71%) Active Directory
4 35 (41.18%) Microsoft
5 33 (38.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (34.12%) DNS
6 29 (34.12%) VMware
7 28 (32.94%) DHCP
8 17 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 17 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (18.82%) ITIL
10 15 (17.65%) Citrix
11 14 (16.47%) MS Office
11 14 (16.47%) Security Cleared
12 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2003
12 13 (15.29%) SLA
13 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
13 12 (14.12%) XenApp
13 12 (14.12%) Windows 7
14 11 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
14 11 (12.94%) SQL
15 10 (11.76%) Office 365
16 9 (10.59%) Linux
16 9 (10.59%) HP
16 9 (10.59%) SAN
17 7 (8.24%) Server Building
17 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
17 7 (8.24%) Unix

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 17 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.88%) IIS
4 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.53%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.53%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.35%) Apache
6 2 (2.35%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 1 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 14 (16.47%) MS Office
2 6 (7.06%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 10 (11.76%) Office 365
2 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (34.12%) DNS
2 28 (32.94%) DHCP
3 9 (10.59%) SAN
4 7 (8.24%) TCP/IP
5 5 (5.88%) Ethernet
5 5 (5.88%) Firewall
5 5 (5.88%) VoIP
6 4 (4.71%) Internet
6 4 (4.71%) Intranet
7 3 (3.53%) LAN
7 3 (3.53%) Skype
7 3 (3.53%) WAN
8 2 (2.35%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (2.35%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.35%) VPN
8 2 (2.35%) Wireless
9 1 (1.18%) 3G
9 1 (1.18%) 802.11
9 1 (1.18%) NAS
9 1 (1.18%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.94%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.35%) DB2
3 2 (2.35%) Hadoop
3 2 (2.35%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.18%) MS Access
4 1 (1.18%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.18%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.35%) Jenkins
1 2 (2.35%) JIRA
General
1 6 (7.06%) Retail
2 2 (2.35%) Banking
2 2 (2.35%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.18%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.18%) Law
3 1 (1.18%) Legal
3 1 (1.18%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) ActiveMQ
2 1 (1.18%) 802.1X
2 1 (1.18%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.06%) Clustering
1 6 (7.06%) Statistics
2 4 (4.71%) Smartphone
3 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.35%) Replication
5 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.18%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.18%) Derivative
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.18%) Fixed Income
5 1 (1.18%) Interest Rate Derivative
5 1 (1.18%) iPad
5 1 (1.18%) iPhone
5 1 (1.18%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.18%) NHS
5 1 (1.18%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 65 (76.47%) Windows
2 51 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 33 (38.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (15.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (14.12%) Windows 7
7 9 (10.59%) Linux
8 7 (8.24%) Unix
9 6 (7.06%) Android
9 6 (7.06%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.53%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.35%) CentOS
11 2 (2.35%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
12 1 (1.18%) AIX
12 1 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.18%) Solaris
12 1 (1.18%) SUSE
12 1 (1.18%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (18.82%) ITIL
2 7 (8.24%) Server Building
3 5 (5.88%) Asset Management
3 5 (5.88%) Time Management
4 4 (4.71%) Migration
5 3 (3.53%) Business Transformation
5 3 (3.53%) Incident Management
5 3 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
6 2 (2.35%) Business Continuity
6 2 (2.35%) Change Management
6 2 (2.35%) DevOps
6 2 (2.35%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (2.35%) Password Management
6 2 (2.35%) Patch Management
6 2 (2.35%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.35%) Protective Monitoring
6 2 (2.35%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (2.35%) Service Delivery
6 2 (2.35%) SOA
7 1 (1.18%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.94%) SQL
2 6 (7.06%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.88%) VB
4 2 (2.35%) Perl
4 2 (2.35%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.18%) Python
5 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 14 (16.47%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.12%) SC Cleared
3 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.53%) CCNA
4 3 (3.53%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.53%) MCSE
5 2 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.18%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.18%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.18%) Degree
6 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.18%) MCSA
6 1 (1.18%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.29%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) QA
System Software
1 38 (44.71%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.12%) XenApp
3 11 (12.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (8.24%) XenDesktop
5 6 (7.06%) Hyper-V
5 6 (7.06%) vSphere
6 4 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.53%) Terminal Services
8 2 (2.35%) Firmware
8 2 (2.35%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.18%) KVM
9 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.18%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.18%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (5.88%) SCCM
2 4 (4.71%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.53%) MOM
3 3 (3.53%) WSUS
4 2 (2.35%) Ambari
4 2 (2.35%) HP SiteScope
4 2 (2.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (2.35%) Puppet
4 2 (2.35%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.35%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.18%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.18%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.18%) Netcool
5 1 (1.18%) SafeCom
5 1 (1.18%) SCOM
5 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 35 (41.18%) Microsoft
2 29 (34.12%) VMware
3 15 (17.65%) Citrix
4 9 (10.59%) HP
5 7 (8.24%) Oracle
6 6 (7.06%) ThinPrint
7 5 (5.88%) Cisco
7 5 (5.88%) Dell
8 4 (4.71%) IBM
9 3 (3.53%) BMC
9 3 (3.53%) CA
9 3 (3.53%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.53%) EMC
9 3 (3.53%) ServiceNow
10 2 (2.35%) Apple
10 2 (2.35%) Intel Security
10 2 (2.35%) Remedy
10 2 (2.35%) Symantec
10 2 (2.35%) Veeam
10 2 (2.35%) Veritas
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