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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 540 496 484
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -12
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 100 146 139
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.26% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.27% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 81 80
Median daily rate £295 £250 £211
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.00% +18.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £150 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £350 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £291 £260 £208
% change year-on-year
+12.01% +25.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 26 34
Median hourly rate £28.00 £19.91 £18.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.65% +9.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £13.25 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.95 £30.00 £27.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £19.82 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+41.30% +4.98%

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
50938 53139 51380
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.75% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 33216 33356 31629
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £568 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+8.16% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1509 2051 2085
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.45 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.11% -2.18%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -42 96 £291 +16.50% 35
South East +9 32 £325 +17.75% 8
North East -35 22 £242 -35.46%
Tyne and Wear -44 21 £242 -35.46%
Newcastle upon Tyne -49 21 £242 -35.46%
London -36 15 £295 +31.11% 6
Berkshire -5 9 £300 -
Surrey -5 8 £350 +27.27% 1
East of England +1 7 £190 -24.00% 5
South West -1 7 £250 -0.99% 5
Hampshire +10 6 £325 +18.18%
Bracknell -2 5 - -
West Midlands -22 5 £275 +26.43% 2
East Sussex - 5 £500 -
Birmingham -2 4 £303 +51.25% 1
Wiltshire -5 4 £250 -23.07%
North West -16 4 £315 +28.57% 7
Chippenham - 4 £250 -
Brighton - 4 £500 -
Guildford +7 2 £288 +4.54% 1
Hertfordshire +7 2 £163 -31.57% 3
West Yorkshire -2 2 £328 +185.00% 1
Yorkshire -3 2 £328 +185.00% 2
Leeds -4 2 £328 +185.00%
Manchester -14 2 £223 -32.57% 3
Reading - 2 £375 -
Watford - 2 £163 -
Essex - 2 £260 - 1
City of London +29 1 - - 2
Wales +19 1 - -

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 143 (79.01%) Windows
2 109 (60.22%) Windows Server
3 106 (58.56%) Active Directory
4 91 (50.28%) VMware
5 73 (40.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 68 (37.57%) Microsoft
7 64 (35.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 55 (30.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 53 (29.28%) ITIL
10 51 (28.18%) MS Exchange
11 47 (25.97%) Windows Server 2003
12 44 (24.31%) MS Excel
13 42 (23.20%) DNS
13 42 (23.20%) HP
14 35 (19.34%) SQL Server
15 34 (18.78%) DHCP
15 34 (18.78%) vSphere
16 33 (18.23%) Citrix
17 32 (17.68%) SQL
18 31 (17.13%) Security Cleared
19 30 (16.57%) SAN
20 29 (16.02%) Microsoft Certification
20 29 (16.02%) MS Office
21 27 (14.92%) Windows 7
22 26 (14.36%) Firewall
23 25 (13.81%) Data Centre
24 22 (12.15%) Oracle
24 22 (12.15%) Cisco
25 21 (11.60%) Linux
25 21 (11.60%) Finance

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 51 (28.18%) MS Exchange
2 16 (8.84%) Skype for Business
3 15 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (7.18%) IIS
5 10 (5.52%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.87%) Apache
7 6 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.76%) IBM Notes
9 4 (2.21%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2007
12 1 (0.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.55%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.55%) WordPress
Applications
1 44 (24.31%) MS Excel
2 29 (16.02%) MS Office
3 1 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (1.66%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 12 (6.63%) Office 365
2 11 (6.08%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (2.76%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.10%) IaaS
4 2 (1.10%) PaaS
4 2 (1.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 42 (23.20%) DNS
2 34 (18.78%) DHCP
3 30 (16.57%) SAN
4 26 (14.36%) Firewall
5 20 (11.05%) Internet
6 14 (7.73%) LAN
6 14 (7.73%) WAN
7 12 (6.63%) TCP/IP
8 8 (4.42%) Intranet
9 7 (3.87%) IP Telephony
9 7 (3.87%) Wireless
10 5 (2.76%) VoIP
10 5 (2.76%) VPN
11 4 (2.21%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (2.21%) Unified Communications
12 3 (1.66%) Skype
13 2 (1.10%) FTP
13 2 (1.10%) NAS
13 2 (1.10%) Network Security
13 2 (1.10%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.34%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.66%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.55%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.55%) DB2
6 1 (0.55%) MS Access
6 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 5 (2.76%) MSI
2 2 (1.10%) Git (software)
General
1 21 (11.60%) Finance
2 4 (2.21%) Banking
2 4 (2.21%) Manufacturing
2 4 (2.21%) Retail
3 3 (1.66%) Back Office
3 3 (1.66%) Electronics
3 3 (1.66%) Marketing
3 3 (1.66%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.55%) Advertising
4 1 (0.55%) International Banking
4 1 (0.55%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.55%) Law
4 1 (0.55%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.31%) Middleware
2 3 (1.66%) .NET
3 2 (1.10%) SAML
3 2 (1.10%) Web Services
4 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.55%) WAP
4 1 (0.55%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.81%) Data Centre
2 17 (9.39%) Clustering
3 11 (6.08%) Driving Licence
4 9 (4.97%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.76%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.76%) PKI
6 4 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.10%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.10%) EMC VNX
7 2 (1.10%) EqualLogic
7 2 (1.10%) NHS
7 2 (1.10%) Replication
7 2 (1.10%) Statistics
8 1 (0.55%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.55%) HACMP
8 1 (0.55%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.55%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.55%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.55%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 143 (79.01%) Windows
2 109 (60.22%) Windows Server
3 73 (40.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 64 (35.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (25.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 27 (14.92%) Windows 7
7 21 (11.60%) Linux
8 11 (6.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (6.08%) Unix
9 8 (4.42%) AIX
10 6 (3.31%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.66%) Solaris
11 3 (1.66%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.10%) CentOS
12 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.10%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.55%) Android
13 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (29.28%) ITIL
2 15 (8.29%) Server Building
3 13 (7.18%) Service Delivery
4 12 (6.63%) High Availability
4 12 (6.63%) Problem Management
5 7 (3.87%) Change Control
6 6 (3.31%) Project Management
6 6 (3.31%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (2.76%) Application Packaging
7 5 (2.76%) ITIL V3
7 5 (2.76%) Load Balancing
7 5 (2.76%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (2.21%) Business Analysis
8 4 (2.21%) Incident Management
8 4 (2.21%) Logistics
8 4 (2.21%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (2.21%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (1.66%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (1.66%) Migration
9 3 (1.66%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (17.68%) SQL
2 16 (8.84%) PowerShell
3 5 (2.76%) Perl
4 3 (1.66%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.10%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.10%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.10%) Python
5 2 (1.10%) Ruby
6 1 (0.55%) C
6 1 (0.55%) C#
6 1 (0.55%) C++
6 1 (0.55%) Java
6 1 (0.55%) PHP
6 1 (0.55%) VB
6 1 (0.55%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.55%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (17.13%) Security Cleared
2 29 (16.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (11.05%) MCSE
3 20 (11.05%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.08%) MCSA
5 7 (3.87%) Degree
6 6 (3.31%) DV Cleared
6 6 (3.31%) RHCE
7 5 (2.76%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.66%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.66%) CCNA
10 2 (1.10%) MCP
11 1 (0.55%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.18%) SLA
2 2 (1.10%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 106 (58.56%) Active Directory
2 55 (30.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (18.78%) vSphere
4 18 (9.94%) Hyper-V
5 14 (7.73%) XenApp
6 13 (7.18%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (6.63%) VMware ESX
8 9 (4.97%) XenDesktop
9 7 (3.87%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (3.31%) KVM
10 6 (3.31%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (3.31%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (3.31%) Terminal Services
10 6 (3.31%) XenServer
11 4 (2.21%) VMware Server
12 3 (1.66%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (1.10%) Brightmail
13 2 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (1.10%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 17 (9.39%) NetBackup
2 14 (7.73%) Backup Exec
2 14 (7.73%) SCCM
3 12 (6.63%) WSUS
4 11 (6.08%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (3.87%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 6 (3.31%) EMC NetWorker
6 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (3.31%) SCOM
7 5 (2.76%) OpenView
7 5 (2.76%) Perfmon
8 4 (2.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (2.21%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.66%) Puppet
9 3 (1.66%) SCOrch
9 3 (1.66%) SCVMM
9 3 (1.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 2 (1.10%) Ansible
10 2 (1.10%) HP SIM
10 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 91 (50.28%) VMware
2 68 (37.57%) Microsoft
3 42 (23.20%) HP
4 33 (18.23%) Citrix
5 22 (12.15%) Cisco
5 22 (12.15%) Oracle
6 17 (9.39%) Intel Security
7 15 (8.29%) EMC
8 13 (7.18%) IBM
9 12 (6.63%) Dell
10 10 (5.52%) Red Hat
10 10 (5.52%) Symantec
11 5 (2.76%) Intel
11 5 (2.76%) Lotus
11 5 (2.76%) NetApp
11 5 (2.76%) SAP
12 4 (2.21%) Sybase
12 4 (2.21%) Veritas
13 3 (1.66%) SolarWinds
14 2 (1.10%) IronPort
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