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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 602 587 467
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -120
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 51 76 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.13% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.14% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 39 99
Median daily rate £240 £275 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £383 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £228 £275 £270
% change year-on-year
-17.27% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 42
Median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £19.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% -21.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.82 £14.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £26.32 £41.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -22.50%

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
50498 55077 54105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 33021 35180 33066
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1705 2088 2149
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 29 September 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 -12 46 £240 -12.72% 19
London -12 14 £251 -8.90% 5
North East -14 10 £295 +22.91%
Tyne and Wear -22 8 £295 +22.91%
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 8 £295 +22.91%
South East +4 7 £178 -42.53% 5
Yorkshire +16 5 - - 2
South West +10 4 £278 +38.75% 6
Scotland +14 3 £275 -
North Yorkshire - 3 - -
Somerset +20 2 - - 1
Surrey +9 2 £178 -38.57%
East of England +9 2 £189 -24.50% 1
Kent +5 2 £178 -52.49%
Hertfordshire +3 2 £189 -24.50% 1
Hampshire +1 2 £330 +14.28%
Berkshire -3 2 - - 2
East Midlands -6 2 £265 -
Sussex - 2 £178 -
Durham - 2 - -
Northamptonshire - 2 £265 -
Bristol - 2 £278 - 3
Edinburgh +13 1 - -
City of London +10 1 £293 +67.14% 2
North West +1 1 - -
Bracknell -3 1 - -
West Midlands -32 1 £330 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £275 -
Paddington - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 £225 -

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 108 (72.97%) Windows
2 79 (53.38%) Active Directory
3 72 (48.65%) Windows Server
4 61 (41.22%) Microsoft
5 60 (40.54%) VMware
6 52 (35.14%) ITIL
7 50 (33.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 43 (29.05%) DNS
9 42 (28.38%) Windows Server 2012
10 41 (27.70%) DHCP
11 37 (25.00%) Security Cleared
12 36 (24.32%) MS Excel
13 35 (23.65%) VMware Infrastructure
14 34 (22.97%) SQL Server
14 34 (22.97%) HP
15 33 (22.30%) Citrix
16 31 (20.95%) MS Exchange
16 31 (20.95%) SQL
17 28 (18.92%) Oracle
17 28 (18.92%) Firewall
18 27 (18.24%) SAN
19 26 (17.57%) Windows Server 2003
20 25 (16.89%) SC Cleared
21 22 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
22 21 (14.19%) Linux
22 21 (14.19%) Clustering
23 20 (13.51%) Windows 7
23 20 (13.51%) Data Centre
24 19 (12.84%) Cisco
24 19 (12.84%) IBM

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 31 (20.95%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.78%) Skype for Business
3 12 (8.11%) IIS
4 11 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (7.43%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.05%) Apache
5 6 (4.05%) IBM Notes
6 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 36 (24.32%) MS Excel
2 16 (10.81%) MS Office
3 2 (1.35%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.68%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.35%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 13 (8.78%) Office 365
2 6 (4.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.35%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.35%) IaaS
3 2 (1.35%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (29.05%) DNS
2 41 (27.70%) DHCP
3 28 (18.92%) Firewall
4 27 (18.24%) SAN
5 15 (10.14%) Internet
6 13 (8.78%) LAN
7 12 (8.11%) WAN
8 9 (6.08%) Intranet
9 8 (5.41%) TCP/IP
9 8 (5.41%) Wireless
10 5 (3.38%) Skype
10 5 (3.38%) VPN
11 4 (2.70%) IP Telephony
11 4 (2.70%) Unified Communications
11 4 (2.70%) VoIP
12 3 (2.03%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (2.03%) Ethernet
12 3 (2.03%) NAS
12 3 (2.03%) Network Security
12 3 (2.03%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (22.97%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.70%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.03%) DB2
7 2 (1.35%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.35%) MS Access
7 2 (1.35%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.68%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.68%) QlikView
8 1 (0.68%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.68%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 6 (4.05%) MSI
2 4 (2.70%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.35%) Jenkins
3 2 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 12 (8.11%) Finance
2 5 (3.38%) Banking
3 3 (2.03%) Back Office
4 2 (1.35%) Retail
4 2 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) International Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.68%) Law
5 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.05%) Middleware
2 2 (1.35%) .NET
2 2 (1.35%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.68%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.68%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.68%) LAMP
3 1 (0.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.19%) Clustering
2 20 (13.51%) Data Centre
3 8 (5.41%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.38%) Computer Science
4 5 (3.38%) Statistics
5 4 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.70%) Driving Licence
5 4 (2.70%) Replication
6 2 (1.35%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.35%) NHS
7 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.68%) CMDB
7 1 (0.68%) Derivative
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.68%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.68%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.68%) FMCG
7 1 (0.68%) Interest Rate Derivative
7 1 (0.68%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 108 (72.97%) Windows
2 72 (48.65%) Windows Server
3 50 (33.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (28.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (17.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 21 (14.19%) Linux
7 20 (13.51%) Windows 7
8 13 (8.78%) Unix
9 10 (6.76%) AIX
9 10 (6.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (4.73%) Windows XP
11 4 (2.70%) Windows 10
12 3 (2.03%) Android
12 3 (2.03%) Apple iOS
12 3 (2.03%) Solaris
13 2 (1.35%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.68%) CentOS
14 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.68%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (35.14%) ITIL
2 17 (11.49%) High Availability
3 16 (10.81%) Service Delivery
4 12 (8.11%) Server Building
5 9 (6.08%) Compliance Management
5 9 (6.08%) Problem Management
6 8 (5.41%) Change Control
6 8 (5.41%) Project Management
7 7 (4.73%) Application Packaging
8 6 (4.05%) ITIL V3
9 5 (3.38%) Business Analysis
9 5 (3.38%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (3.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.38%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (2.70%) Server Monitoring
11 3 (2.03%) Asset Management
11 3 (2.03%) Incident Management
11 3 (2.03%) Server Virtualisation
11 3 (2.03%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (20.95%) SQL
2 13 (8.78%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.38%) Perl
3 5 (3.38%) VB
4 3 (2.03%) Python
4 3 (2.03%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.35%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.35%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.35%) Ruby
6 1 (0.68%) C#
6 1 (0.68%) C++
6 1 (0.68%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.68%) VBA
6 1 (0.68%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 37 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 25 (16.89%) SC Cleared
3 22 (14.86%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (8.78%) MCSE
5 9 (6.08%) DV Cleared
5 9 (6.08%) RHCE
6 6 (4.05%) Degree
7 5 (3.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 5 (3.38%) CCNA
7 5 (3.38%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (3.38%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (3.38%) MCSA
8 2 (1.35%) MCP
9 1 (0.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.49%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 79 (53.38%) Active Directory
2 35 (23.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (8.78%) vSphere
4 12 (8.11%) Hyper-V
5 11 (7.43%) XenApp
6 9 (6.08%) KVM
6 9 (6.08%) Oracle RAC
6 9 (6.08%) Terminal Services
7 7 (4.73%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (4.05%) VMware ESX
9 5 (3.38%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (2.70%) XenDesktop
11 3 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (2.03%) XenServer
12 2 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.68%) UAG
13 1 (0.68%) vCloud
13 1 (0.68%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 11 (7.43%) NetBackup
2 9 (6.08%) EMC NetWorker
2 9 (6.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 9 (6.08%) SCCM
3 8 (5.41%) Backup Exec
3 8 (5.41%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (4.73%) SCOM
5 6 (4.05%) OpenView
5 6 (4.05%) Perfmon
5 6 (4.05%) WSUS
6 5 (3.38%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (3.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (2.70%) MOM
7 4 (2.70%) Puppet
8 3 (2.03%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (2.03%) Netcool
8 3 (2.03%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.35%) Ambari
9 2 (1.35%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 61 (41.22%) Microsoft
2 60 (40.54%) VMware
3 34 (22.97%) HP
4 33 (22.30%) Citrix
5 28 (18.92%) Oracle
6 19 (12.84%) Cisco
6 19 (12.84%) IBM
7 14 (9.46%) EMC
8 12 (8.11%) Intel Security
9 10 (6.76%) Red Hat
10 8 (5.41%) Symantec
11 7 (4.73%) Dell
12 6 (4.05%) Lotus
13 5 (3.38%) CA
13 5 (3.38%) Veritas
14 3 (2.03%) BMC
14 3 (2.03%) CheckPoint
14 3 (2.03%) NetApp
14 3 (2.03%) Sophos
14 3 (2.03%) Sybase