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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 541 508 490
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 65 84 119
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.17% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 41 63
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£339 £275 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.29% -5.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £340 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 16
Average hourly rate £12.00 £19.00 £17.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.84% +10.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £16.50 £13.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.30 £24.24 £31.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £17.50 £15.88
% change year-on-year
+61.42% +10.23%

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
52339 48993 54685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.05% 92.75% 92.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31928 29282 30681
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £551
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2649
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 -19 65 £339 +23.29% 25
London +21 25 £375 +15.38% 5
South East -13 13 £275 -14.06% 12
City of London +22 8 £450 +20.00% 1
East of England -31 8 £350 +41.41%
Berkshire +8 5 £425 +136.11% 3
East Midlands +6 5 £200 -8.04% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 5 - -
North West -2 5 £345 +15.96% 1
Surrey +5 4 £248 -26.66% 3
Birmingham -5 3 £450 +89.47% 2
Manchester -8 3 £365 +17.26%
West Midlands -24 3 £450 +83.67% 2
North East -28 3 £328 - 1
Tyne and Wear -30 3 £328 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £328 - 1
Hampshire -4 2 £175 -45.31% 4
South West -32 2 £293 +6.36% 2
Hertfordshire - 2 £328 -
Cumbria - 2 £325 -
Reading - 2 - -
West Yorkshire -3 1 - - 1
Oxfordshire -6 1 £225 +12.50% 2
Yorkshire -8 1 - - 1
Somerset -17 1 £260 -5.45% 1
Watford - 1 £450 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £350 -
Portsmouth - 1 - - 2
Bedford - 1 £350 -
Bristol - 1 £325 - 1

Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 105 (73.43%) Windows
2 68 (47.55%) Active Directory
3 64 (44.76%) VMware
4 58 (40.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 52 (36.36%) Microsoft
6 42 (29.37%) Windows Server 2003
7 34 (23.78%) Citrix
8 31 (21.68%) SQL Server
9 30 (20.98%) SQL
9 30 (20.98%) MS Exchange
9 30 (20.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (18.18%) ITIL
10 26 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (17.48%) Cisco
12 24 (16.78%) DNS
13 23 (16.08%) SAN
14 22 (15.38%) DHCP
15 21 (14.69%) HP
16 19 (13.29%) UNIX
16 19 (13.29%) Windows 7
17 18 (12.59%) XenApp
17 18 (12.59%) Linux
17 18 (12.59%) Security Cleared
18 16 (11.19%) SCCM
18 16 (11.19%) MS Excel
19 15 (10.49%) EMC
19 15 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
19 15 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2010
20 14 (9.79%) Red Hat
20 14 (9.79%) LAN

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 30 (20.98%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (7.69%) SharePoint
4 5 (3.50%) Apache
4 5 (3.50%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.80%) IIS
5 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.70%) Moodle
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.70%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.70%) SAS
6 1 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (0.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (11.19%) MS Excel
2 11 (7.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.10%) Google Apps
2 1 (0.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.78%) DNS
2 23 (16.08%) SAN
3 22 (15.38%) DHCP
4 14 (9.79%) LAN
5 13 (9.09%) WAN
6 12 (8.39%) TCP/IP
7 11 (7.69%) Firewall
8 3 (2.10%) Internet
9 2 (1.40%) VoIP
9 2 (1.40%) LDAP
9 2 (1.40%) VLAN
9 2 (1.40%) NAS
9 2 (1.40%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.40%) IPv6
10 1 (0.70%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.70%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 1 (0.70%) Junos
10 1 (0.70%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (0.70%) Network Security
10 1 (0.70%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (21.68%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (4.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (4.90%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (4.90%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (4.20%) MySQL
6 5 (3.50%) Oracle Database
7 4 (2.80%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (2.10%) Oracle Database 11g
8 3 (2.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (1.40%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.70%) Crystal Reports
10 1 (0.70%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.70%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (1.40%) Appcelerator Titanium
3 1 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 10 (6.99%) Finance
2 8 (5.59%) Banking
3 5 (3.50%) Back Office
4 4 (2.80%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.40%) Retail
6 1 (0.70%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.70%) Marketing
6 1 (0.70%) Law
6 1 (0.70%) Advertising
6 1 (0.70%) Games
6 1 (0.70%) Military
6 1 (0.70%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.70%) Electronics
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.50%) .NET
2 3 (2.10%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.70%) WAMP
3 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.09%) Clustering
2 6 (4.20%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.80%) Replication
3 4 (2.80%) Open Source
4 3 (2.10%) User Experience
4 3 (2.10%) Fat Client
4 3 (2.10%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.40%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.40%) Fixed Income
5 2 (1.40%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.70%) CMDB
6 1 (0.70%) Derivative
6 1 (0.70%) Statistics
6 1 (0.70%) DTV
6 1 (0.70%) iPhone
6 1 (0.70%) Smart Meter
6 1 (0.70%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.70%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.70%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.70%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 105 (73.43%) Windows
2 58 (40.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (29.37%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (20.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (13.29%) Windows 7
5 19 (13.29%) UNIX
6 18 (12.59%) Linux
7 12 (8.39%) Windows XP
7 12 (8.39%) Windows 8
8 9 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (4.20%) CentOS
10 3 (2.10%) Windows 2000 Server
11 2 (1.40%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.70%) Windows NT
12 1 (0.70%) AIX
12 1 (0.70%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (18.18%) ITIL
2 7 (4.90%) Service Management
3 6 (4.20%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (3.50%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (3.50%) Mentoring
4 5 (3.50%) Coaching
5 4 (2.80%) Incident Management
5 4 (2.80%) PRINCE2
5 4 (2.80%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (2.80%) Migration
6 3 (2.10%) Revenue Management
6 3 (2.10%) Performance Monitoring
6 3 (2.10%) Software Deployment
6 3 (2.10%) Change Management
7 2 (1.40%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (1.40%) Computer Architecture
7 2 (1.40%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (1.40%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (1.40%) Capacity Management
7 2 (1.40%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (20.98%) SQL
2 7 (4.90%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.50%) Shell Script
3 5 (3.50%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.10%) PL/SQL
5 2 (1.40%) Perl
5 2 (1.40%) C
5 2 (1.40%) C#
5 2 (1.40%) Korn
5 2 (1.40%) Bourne shell
5 2 (1.40%) VB
6 1 (0.70%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.70%) VBA
6 1 (0.70%) VC++
6 1 (0.70%) C++
6 1 (0.70%) Java
6 1 (0.70%) PHP
6 1 (0.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (12.59%) Security Cleared
2 15 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (6.99%) DV Cleared
4 9 (6.29%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (5.59%) CCNA
5 8 (5.59%) MCSE
6 7 (4.90%) MCP
6 7 (4.90%) SC Cleared
7 4 (2.80%) Degree
7 4 (2.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 4 (2.80%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.10%) MCITP
8 3 (2.10%) MCDBA
8 3 (2.10%) MCT
8 3 (2.10%) CCNP
9 2 (1.40%) MCSA
9 2 (1.40%) CCA
9 2 (1.40%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (1.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.70%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.90%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (47.55%) Active Directory
2 26 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (12.59%) XenApp
4 9 (6.29%) Hyper-V
5 8 (5.59%) XenDesktop
6 7 (4.90%) vSphere
7 5 (3.50%) XenServer
8 4 (2.80%) VMware Server
8 4 (2.80%) Oracle RAC
9 3 (2.10%) NFS
9 3 (2.10%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.10%) Oracle RMAN
9 3 (2.10%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (1.40%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (1.40%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.40%) NLBS
11 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.70%) Sendmail
11 1 (0.70%) Samba
Systems Management
1 16 (11.19%) SCCM
2 7 (4.90%) NetBackup
2 7 (4.90%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.50%) SCOM
4 4 (2.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (2.10%) WSUS
5 3 (2.10%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.10%) Data Guard
6 2 (1.40%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.40%) Nagios
6 2 (1.40%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.70%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (0.70%) Cisco CUCM
7 1 (0.70%) nmon
Vendors
1 64 (44.76%) VMware
2 52 (36.36%) Microsoft
3 34 (23.78%) Citrix
4 25 (17.48%) Cisco
5 21 (14.69%) HP
6 15 (10.49%) EMC
7 14 (9.79%) Red Hat
8 9 (6.29%) Dell
9 7 (4.90%) IBM
9 7 (4.90%) Oracle
10 6 (4.20%) Hitachi
10 6 (4.20%) Veritas
11 4 (2.80%) CA
11 4 (2.80%) Veeam
11 4 (2.80%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.80%) Dell KACE
11 4 (2.80%) ScanSafe
12 3 (2.10%) Altiris
12 3 (2.10%) Google
13 2 (1.40%) Fortinet
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