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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 578 566 488
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -78
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 49 71 163
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.13% 0.28%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.14% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 37 93
Median daily rate £240 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £170 £174
10% offered a daily rate of more than £327 £304 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £261 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.50% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 32
Median hourly rate £15.00 £17.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.90 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £22.10 £26.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -12.50%

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
47494 51855 53478
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.64% 94.80% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 31084 33012 33811
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1664 2028 2194
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.77
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.79%

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 5 December 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
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 5 December 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 -21 43 £190 -24.00% 11
London -14 13 £168 -33.00% 2
South East +2 8 £260 -6.30% 4
Yorkshire +15 7 - -
Leeds +15 6 - -
West Yorkshire +13 6 - -
Scotland +9 6 £300 +29.03%
West Midlands -12 6 £150 -50.00% 1
South West +6 5 £190 -5.00% 2
North West +9 4 £150 -40.00% 1
Birmingham - 4 £150 -
Hampshire +18 3 £303 +2.97%
Berkshire +6 3 £260 -11.11% 2
Somerset +26 2 £190 -5.00%
Glasgow +7 2 £300 +31.86%
Manchester +5 2 - - 1
Dorset 0 2 £190 -
Shropshire - 2 £225 -
Lancashire - 2 £150 -
Telford - 2 £225 -
Bournemouth - 2 £190 -
Surrey +21 1 £135 -58.46%
Edinburgh +15 1 - -
Bath +8 1 £190 -5.00%
City of London +4 1 £250 -13.04%
Reading +1 1 - -
Basingstoke +1 1 £275 -0.90%
Croydon -15 1 £155 -
Bristol - 1 £325 -
West Sussex - 1 £240 - 2

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 December 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 90 (77.59%) Windows
2 69 (59.48%) Windows Server
3 62 (53.45%) Active Directory
4 53 (45.69%) Microsoft
5 49 (42.24%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (38.79%) VMware
7 40 (34.48%) DNS
8 38 (32.76%) DHCP
9 34 (29.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 33 (28.45%) ITIL
11 32 (27.59%) Citrix
12 24 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
13 23 (19.83%) SQL Server
14 22 (18.97%) SQL
14 22 (18.97%) HP
14 22 (18.97%) Security Cleared
15 21 (18.10%) SAN
15 21 (18.10%) MS Exchange
16 20 (17.24%) Oracle
17 18 (15.52%) Windows 7
17 18 (15.52%) XenApp
18 17 (14.66%) Clustering
18 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2003
18 17 (14.66%) MS Excel
19 16 (13.79%) Linux
19 16 (13.79%) SLA
20 15 (12.93%) IBM
20 15 (12.93%) Firewall
21 14 (12.07%) MS Office
21 14 (12.07%) SC Cleared

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 21 (18.10%) MS Exchange
2 10 (8.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (7.76%) IIS
3 9 (7.76%) SharePoint
4 8 (6.90%) Skype for Business
5 5 (4.31%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.45%) Apache
6 4 (3.45%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.72%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.86%) WebLogic
Applications
1 17 (14.66%) MS Excel
2 14 (12.07%) MS Office
3 2 (1.72%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.86%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.86%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.21%) Office 365
2 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.72%) IaaS
3 2 (1.72%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (34.48%) DNS
2 38 (32.76%) DHCP
3 21 (18.10%) SAN
4 15 (12.93%) Firewall
5 8 (6.90%) Internet
5 8 (6.90%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.03%) LAN
7 6 (5.17%) WAN
8 5 (4.31%) VoIP
8 5 (4.31%) Wireless
9 4 (3.45%) Ethernet
9 4 (3.45%) Intranet
9 4 (3.45%) Skype
10 3 (2.59%) NetScaler
10 3 (2.59%) VPN
11 2 (1.72%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (1.72%) Extranet
11 2 (1.72%) MPLS
11 2 (1.72%) Network Security
11 2 (1.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (19.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.72%) DB2
5 2 (1.72%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.86%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.86%) MS Access
6 1 (0.86%) QlikView
6 1 (0.86%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.86%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (3.45%) Git (software)
1 4 (3.45%) MSI
2 2 (1.72%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.72%) JIRA
General
1 5 (4.31%) Retail
2 3 (2.59%) Finance
2 3 (2.59%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.72%) Banking
3 2 (1.72%) Law
4 1 (0.86%) Advertising
4 1 (0.86%) Back Office
4 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.86%) Legal
4 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.45%) Middleware
2 2 (1.72%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.86%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.86%) LAMP
3 1 (0.86%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.66%) Clustering
2 10 (8.62%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.17%) Statistics
4 4 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.45%) Replication
5 3 (2.59%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.86%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.86%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.86%) Derivative
6 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.86%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.86%) Fixed Income
6 1 (0.86%) FMCG
6 1 (0.86%) Interest Rate Derivative
6 1 (0.86%) iPad
6 1 (0.86%) iPhone
6 1 (0.86%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.86%) NHS
6 1 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 90 (77.59%) Windows
2 69 (59.48%) Windows Server
3 49 (42.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (29.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (15.52%) Windows 7
6 17 (14.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (13.79%) Linux
8 8 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (6.90%) Unix
9 7 (6.03%) AIX
9 7 (6.03%) Windows XP
10 5 (4.31%) Apple iOS
11 4 (3.45%) Android
11 4 (3.45%) Windows 10
12 3 (2.59%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.86%) Solaris
13 1 (0.86%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.45%) ITIL
2 12 (10.34%) High Availability
3 11 (9.48%) Service Delivery
4 9 (7.76%) Server Building
5 7 (6.03%) Compliance Management
6 6 (5.17%) Asset Management
7 5 (4.31%) Application Packaging
8 4 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.45%) ITIL V3
8 4 (3.45%) Migration
8 4 (3.45%) Root Cause Analysis
8 4 (3.45%) Time Management
9 3 (2.59%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (2.59%) Patch Management
9 3 (2.59%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.59%) Server Monitoring
9 3 (2.59%) Server Virtualisation
10 2 (1.72%) Business Continuity
10 2 (1.72%) Change Control
10 2 (1.72%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.97%) SQL
2 10 (8.62%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.45%) Perl
3 4 (3.45%) VB
4 3 (2.59%) Python
5 2 (1.72%) Bash Shell
5 2 (1.72%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.72%) Ruby
5 2 (1.72%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.86%) VBA
Qualifications
1 22 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 14 (12.07%) SC Cleared
3 12 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.03%) DV Cleared
4 7 (6.03%) MCSE
4 7 (6.03%) RHCE
5 4 (3.45%) CCNA
5 4 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (1.72%) MCSA
7 1 (0.86%) A+ Certification
7 1 (0.86%) Degree
7 1 (0.86%) MCP
7 1 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (13.79%) SLA
2 1 (0.86%) QA
System Software
1 62 (53.45%) Active Directory
2 24 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (15.52%) XenApp
4 10 (8.62%) vSphere
5 8 (6.90%) Hyper-V
5 8 (6.90%) XenDesktop
6 7 (6.03%) KVM
6 7 (6.03%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (6.03%) Terminal Services
7 6 (5.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.72%) Firmware
9 2 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.72%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.72%) XenServer
10 1 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.86%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.86%) vCloud
10 1 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 10 (8.62%) SCCM
2 7 (6.03%) EMC NetWorker
3 6 (5.17%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (5.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 6 (5.17%) SCOM
4 4 (3.45%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.45%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.45%) OpenView
4 4 (3.45%) Perfmon
4 4 (3.45%) Puppet
4 4 (3.45%) WSUS
5 3 (2.59%) MOM
6 2 (1.72%) Ambari
6 2 (1.72%) Ansible
6 2 (1.72%) HP SiteScope
6 2 (1.72%) Netcool
6 2 (1.72%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.72%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (1.72%) Tivoli
6 2 (1.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 53 (45.69%) Microsoft
2 45 (38.79%) VMware
3 32 (27.59%) Citrix
4 22 (18.97%) HP
5 20 (17.24%) Oracle
6 15 (12.93%) IBM
7 11 (9.48%) Cisco
8 10 (8.62%) EMC
9 8 (6.90%) Red Hat
10 6 (5.17%) Dell
10 6 (5.17%) Symantec
10 6 (5.17%) ThinPrint
11 5 (4.31%) Intel Security
12 4 (3.45%) CA
12 4 (3.45%) Lotus
12 4 (3.45%) Veritas
13 3 (2.59%) BMC
13 3 (2.59%) CheckPoint
13 3 (2.59%) Remedy
13 3 (2.59%) Sophos
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