Period
to 26 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Server Building skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Server Building over the 6 months to 26 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Server Building
UK > England
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 606 711 668
Rank change year-on-year +105 -43 -26
Contract jobs citing Server Building 100 123 194
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.18% 0.16% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 73 129
England median daily rate £395 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.94% -3.13% -1.23%
10th Percentile £290 £262 £234
90th Percentile £538 £548 £540
UK median daily rate £400 £388 £400
% change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
England median hourly rate £32.50 £27.25 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.27% +11.22% -15.52%
10th Percentile £31.25 £11.53 £12.06
90th Percentile £33.75 £41.85 £32.25
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £27.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year +19.27% +11.22% -15.52%

Server Building is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 55,132 79,139 79,917
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.43% 87.43% 86.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 36,262 52,890 53,909
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% +4.65%
10th Percentile £290 £300 £285
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,778 1,964 1,889
England median hourly rate £22.50 £23.79 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.43% -0.86% -
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.50 £11.49
90th Percentile £52.83 £50.07 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £23.84 £23.38
% change year-on-year -3.50% +1.97% +0.15%

Server Building
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Server Building as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Server Building in England

Server Building
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Server Building in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Building in England

Server Building
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Building in England over the 6 months to 26 January 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Building in England

Server Building
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Building in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Building in England

Server Building
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Building within the England region over the 6 months to 26 January 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +70 28 £425 +9.68% 6
London +114 23 £380 -20.00% 6
East of England +42 17 £400 +24.61% 1
Midlands +53 15 £420 +26.32% 4
North of England +52 10 £315 +6.33% 2
East Midlands +29 9 £450 +35.34% 2
North West +32 8 £308 +9.82% 1
South West +17 8 £363 +11.54% 1
West Midlands +52 6 £420 - 2
Yorkshire +43 2 £440 +3.53% 1
Server Building
UK

For the 6 months to 26 January 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Server Building also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Server Building.

1 60 (60.00%) Windows
2 48 (48.00%) Migration
3 46 (46.00%) Active Directory
4 36 (36.00%) Data Centre
4 36 (36.00%) Windows Server
5 34 (34.00%) VMware
6 33 (33.00%) Azure
7 32 (32.00%) Microsoft
8 28 (28.00%) SCCM
9 23 (23.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (23.00%) MS Exchange
9 23 (23.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 22 (22.00%) Cisco
10 22 (22.00%) Office 365
11 21 (21.00%) SharePoint
12 20 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 19 (19.00%) PowerShell
14 18 (18.00%) Security Cleared
14 18 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 18 (18.00%) Web Services
15 17 (17.00%) Skype for Business
15 17 (17.00%) Exchange Server 2003
15 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (16.00%) SC Cleared
16 16 (16.00%) MCSE
17 15 (15.00%) SQL
17 15 (15.00%) Citrix
17 15 (15.00%) McAfee
17 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
18 14 (14.00%) SCOM

Server Building
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 23 (23.00%) MS Exchange
2 21 (21.00%) SharePoint
3 17 (17.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 17 (17.00%) Skype for Business
4 11 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.00%) Apache
7 2 (2.00%) IIS
7 2 (2.00%) JBoss
7 2 (2.00%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.00%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 33 (33.00%) Azure
2 22 (22.00%) Office 365
3 11 (11.00%) AWS
4 7 (7.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.00%) GitHub
6 1 (1.00%) GCP
6 1 (1.00%) IaaS
6 1 (1.00%) OpenShift
6 1 (1.00%) PaaS
6 1 (1.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.00%) DNS
2 9 (9.00%) MPLS
3 8 (8.00%) Firewall
3 8 (8.00%) VoIP
4 7 (7.00%) Skype
4 7 (7.00%) VPN
5 6 (6.00%) Internet
5 6 (6.00%) WAN
6 5 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 5 (5.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 5 (5.00%) IP Telephony
6 5 (5.00%) LAN
7 4 (4.00%) DHCP
7 4 (4.00%) SAN
7 4 (4.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.00%) VLAN
8 3 (3.00%) BGP
8 3 (3.00%) OSPF
8 3 (3.00%) RIP
8 3 (3.00%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.00%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (2.00%) MySQL
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.00%) EDRMS
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.00%) MSI
2 3 (3.00%) GitLab
3 1 (1.00%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (13.00%) Public Sector
2 9 (9.00%) Finance
2 9 (9.00%) Local Government
3 7 (7.00%) Telecoms
4 6 (6.00%) Marketing
5 2 (2.00%) Electronics
5 2 (2.00%) Manufacturing
5 2 (2.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (17.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (11.00%) Server Engineer
3 10 (10.00%) Environment Manager
4 9 (9.00%) Migration Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) VMware Engineer
4 9 (9.00%) Wintel Engineer
5 8 (8.00%) Windows Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Consultant
6 7 (7.00%) Server Migration Engineer
6 7 (7.00%) Windows Server Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.00%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (5.00%) Support Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.00%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (4.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
8 4 (4.00%) VMware Consultant
9 3 (3.00%) Lead Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.00%) Web Services
2 2 (2.00%) J2EE
2 2 (2.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 36 (36.00%) Data Centre
2 11 (11.00%) PKI
3 10 (10.00%) Clustering
4 9 (9.00%) Replication
5 7 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (6.00%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (5.00%) iSeries
8 4 (4.00%) Public Cloud
9 3 (3.00%) Linux Command Line
9 3 (3.00%) RSA SecurID
9 3 (3.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (1.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 60 (60.00%) Windows
2 36 (36.00%) Windows Server
3 18 (18.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (17.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (13.00%) Linux
7 9 (9.00%) Windows 2000
8 7 (7.00%) Unix
9 5 (5.00%) AIX
10 3 (3.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.00%) Windows 10
12 1 (1.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (48.00%) Migration
2 23 (23.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (14.00%) Project Management
4 12 (12.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (11.00%) Asset Management
5 11 (11.00%) Incident Management
5 11 (11.00%) Task Automation
6 10 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (10.00%) Server Management
7 9 (9.00%) Patch Management
7 9 (9.00%) Virtual Environments
8 8 (8.00%) Application Packaging
8 8 (8.00%) Collaborative Working
8 8 (8.00%) Critical Thinking
8 8 (8.00%) ITIL
8 8 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (8.00%) Server Patching
9 7 (7.00%) Performance Management
10 6 (6.00%) Process Improvement
10 6 (6.00%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.00%) PowerShell
2 15 (15.00%) SQL
3 2 (2.00%) Perl
4 1 (1.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 20 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (18.00%) Security Cleared
3 16 (16.00%) MCSE
3 16 (16.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (5.00%) CCNA
5 5 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.00%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (3.00%) CCA
6 3 (3.00%) CCIP
6 3 (3.00%) CCNP
6 3 (3.00%) CCSA
6 3 (3.00%) CCSE
6 3 (3.00%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (3.00%) Degree
6 3 (3.00%) MCSA
6 3 (3.00%) MCTS
6 3 (3.00%) VCAP
6 3 (3.00%) VCP4
6 3 (3.00%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (9.00%) SLA
2 7 (7.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.00%) QA
4 1 (1.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 46 (46.00%) Active Directory
2 23 (23.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.00%) Virtual Servers
4 9 (9.00%) vSphere
5 8 (8.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 8 (8.00%) XenApp
6 6 (6.00%) Hyper-V
6 6 (6.00%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (3.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (3.00%) Docker
8 3 (3.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.00%) vCloud
9 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (1.00%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (28.00%) SCCM
2 14 (14.00%) SCOM
3 11 (11.00%) Single Sign-On
4 7 (7.00%) vCenter Server
5 4 (4.00%) Cisco CUCM
5 4 (4.00%) SCVMM
6 3 (3.00%) Ansible
6 3 (3.00%) Terraform
7 2 (2.00%) Control-M
7 2 (2.00%) FortiGate
7 2 (2.00%) HP SIM
7 2 (2.00%) Linux-HA
7 2 (2.00%) NetBackup
7 2 (2.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (2.00%) Puppet
7 2 (2.00%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
8 1 (1.00%) Kubernetes
8 1 (1.00%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 34 (34.00%) VMware
2 32 (32.00%) Microsoft
3 22 (22.00%) Cisco
4 15 (15.00%) Citrix
4 15 (15.00%) McAfee
5 10 (10.00%) HP
6 9 (9.00%) Polycom
7 8 (8.00%) Ivanti
8 5 (5.00%) F5
8 5 (5.00%) Red Hat
9 4 (4.00%) Juniper
9 4 (4.00%) Mercator
10 3 (3.00%) Alcatel-Lucent
10 3 (3.00%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.00%) Dell
10 3 (3.00%) IFS
11 2 (2.00%) BMC
11 2 (2.00%) SAP
11 2 (2.00%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.00%) Veritas