The first table below looks at the demand for the Server Support role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 109 87 104
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 5 9 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.21% 0.50% 0.089%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.54% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 0
Average daily rate £248 £168 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.76% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £250 £250
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £21.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.80% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year
-24.00% +31.57%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2149 1659 2110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.25% 92.79% 93.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 1114 764 954
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 149 147 178
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -7.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.80 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year
- -7.89%
Server Support
England

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Server Support in the job title across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Server Support Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Server Support
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Server Support across the West Midlands region.

Server Support Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Server Support
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Server Support across the West Midlands region.

Server Support Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Server Support
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Coventry - - - -
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Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) EMC NetWorker
3 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) EMC
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Back Office
4 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Symantec
5 1 (16.67%) XenApp
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
5 1 (16.67%) Finance
5 1 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (16.67%) Statistics
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (16.67%) Windows
5 1 (16.67%) MCSE
5 1 (16.67%) LAN

Server Support
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands region 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 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
General
1 2 (33.33%) Back Office
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 1 (16.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) EMC
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Symantec