The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support
Rank 117 99 107
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 4 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.16% 0.43% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.46% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 2
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£425 £245 £358
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+73.46% -31.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £239 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £251 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £275 £275
% change year-on-year
-5.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £16.00 £25.05 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-36.11% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.38 £20.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.87% +21.21%
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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
2312 1938 2105
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.64% 91.80% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1178 1001 1045
Average daily rate £340 £330 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 136 139
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -29.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £36.20 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

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
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 21 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 21 August 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
Birmingham -1 2 £438 +84.21% 2
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Server Support
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Server Support
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) ITIL
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
4 4 (44.44%) Windows
4 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
4 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 4 (44.44%) Back Office
4 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (22.22%) DHCP
6 2 (22.22%) DNS
6 2 (22.22%) HP
6 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
6 2 (22.22%) SCCM
6 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
6 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
7 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
7 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
7 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
7 1 (11.11%) EMC
7 1 (11.11%) Citrix
7 1 (11.11%) CA
7 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 4 (44.44%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Communications & Networking
1 2 (22.22%) DHCP
1 2 (22.22%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) Crystal Reports
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Reports
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (11.11%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (44.44%) Back Office
2 1 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Operating Systems
1 4 (44.44%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 4 (44.44%) Security Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) NetBackup
1 2 (22.22%) SCCM
2 1 (11.11%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) EMC
3 1 (11.11%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) CA
3 1 (11.11%) Symantec
3 1 (11.11%) Veeam
3 1 (11.11%) Oracle
3 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
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