The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Server Support featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support
Rank 135 114 115
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 5 6 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.17% 0.25% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.18% 0.26% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 3
Median daily rate £275 £218 £213
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+26.43% +2.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £182 £165 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £246 £219
UK excluding London median daily rate £291 £275 £208
% change year-on-year
+5.90% +32.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
Median hourly rate - £14.25 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -10.93%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £18.88
% change year-on-year
+40.00% +5.96%
Server Support
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands region. 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2830 2272 2239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 94.65% 95.66% 94.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 1694 1377 1148
Median daily rate £400 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +1.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 142 207
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.60 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.61% +3.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £7.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £34.80 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

Server Support
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Server Support in the job title.

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Support across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 2016.

Server Support Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 1 July 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
Birmingham -2 4 £303 +51.25%
Coventry -6 1 £120 -50.51%
Server Support
England

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Server Support in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (66.67%) ITIL
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 5 (55.56%) LAN
4 5 (55.56%) WAN
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
5 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
5 4 (44.44%) HP
5 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
6 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (33.33%) VMware
6 3 (33.33%) DHCP
6 3 (33.33%) DNS
6 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (33.33%) MCSE
6 3 (33.33%) PKI
6 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (22.22%) vSphere
7 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
7 2 (22.22%) SCOM
7 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (22.22%) WSUS
7 2 (22.22%) Banking
7 2 (22.22%) Project Management

Server Support Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) LAN
1 5 (55.56%) WAN
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
2 3 (33.33%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) Internet
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
4 1 (11.11%) DSL
4 1 (11.11%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 1 (11.11%) Unified Communications
4 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (22.22%) Banking
1 2 (22.22%) Finance
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Data Centre
2 3 (33.33%) PKI
3 1 (11.11%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
1 8 (88.89%) Windows Server
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (22.22%) Capacity Planning
2 2 (22.22%) Project Management
2 2 (22.22%) Server Building
3 1 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 1 (11.11%) Patch Management
3 1 (11.11%) Web Filtering
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) MCSE
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (22.22%) MCSA
3 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
3 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (22.22%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (22.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Backup Exec
1 2 (22.22%) McAfee ePO
1 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
1 2 (22.22%) SCOM
1 2 (22.22%) SCOrch
1 2 (22.22%) WSUS
2 1 (11.11%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 4 (44.44%) HP
3 3 (33.33%) VMware
4 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 2 (22.22%) Dell
4 2 (22.22%) IBM
4 2 (22.22%) Intel Security
5 1 (11.11%) Citrix