Period
to 26 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Server Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Server Management over the 6 months to 26 May 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 Management
UK > England
6 months to
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 488 604 638
Rank change year-on-year +116 +34 -123
Contract jobs citing Server Management 111 203 234
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.26% 0.24% 0.25%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.30% 0.28% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 73 140 153
Median daily rate £425 £400 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -4.19% +1.83%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £157
90th Percentile £735 £569 £590
UK median daily rate £425 £388 £393
% change year-on-year +9.68% -1.27% -3.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 8
Median hourly rate £34.25 £42.50 £17.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.42% +136.93% +2.50%
10th Percentile £26.85 £36.25 £14.83
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.75 £22.33
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -17.65% +142.86% -

Server Management 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 36,409 72,784 80,818
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 85.73% 87.64% 87.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,296 48,472 53,685
Median daily rate £475 £475 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £300 £306 £300
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,211 1,883 2,134
Median hourly rate £27.50 £24.91 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.40% +13.23% -13.73%
10th Percentile £12.75 £11.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £53.00 £52.46 £50.00
Median hourly rate £28.50 £24.76 £22.00
% change year-on-year +15.13% +12.52% -12.00%

Server Management
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Server Management as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Server Management in England

Server Management
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Server Management in England.

Daily rate trend for Server Management in England

Server Management
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Server Management in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Server Management in England

Server Management
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Server Management in England.

Hourly rate trend for Server Management in England

Server Management
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Server Management in England over the 6 months to 26 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Server Management in England

Server Management
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 Management within the England region over the 6 months to 26 May 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
London +151 59 £450 - 9
North of England +94 18 £400 +69.31% 10
South West +37 15 £245 -18.33% 3
North West +59 13 £400 +131.88% 6
South East +80 8 £469 +17.19% 4
Midlands +71 6 £275 +27.91% 3
East of England +50 6 £400 +15.52% 2
Yorkshire +74 4 £388 +14.81% 2
West Midlands +51 3 £275 +6.80% 3
East Midlands +34 3 £259 +44.09%
North East +28 1 £500 - 2
Server Management
UK

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Server Management 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 Management.

1 51 (45.95%) Windows
2 50 (45.05%) Microsoft
3 41 (36.94%) VMware
4 39 (35.14%) Azure
5 34 (30.63%) Windows Server
6 33 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
7 28 (25.23%) Active Directory
8 26 (23.42%) DevOps
9 23 (20.72%) PowerShell
9 23 (20.72%) Data Centre
9 23 (20.72%) SQL
9 23 (20.72%) Citrix
10 22 (19.82%) AWS
11 20 (18.02%) Data Protection
12 19 (17.12%) SCCM
12 19 (17.12%) SAN
12 19 (17.12%) SQL Server
12 19 (17.12%) ITIL
13 18 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
14 17 (15.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 17 (15.32%) WAN
14 17 (15.32%) Firewall
14 17 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (14.41%) Security Cleared
15 16 (14.41%) JIRA
15 16 (14.41%) Change Management
15 16 (14.41%) LAN
15 16 (14.41%) Office 365
15 16 (14.41%) Git (software)
16 15 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008

Server Management
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 14 (12.61%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.21%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
3 6 (5.41%) SharePoint
4 5 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (4.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.60%) IIS
6 3 (2.70%) Skype for Business
7 2 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.80%) CMS
7 2 (1.80%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.80%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.80%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.90%) Confluence
8 1 (0.90%) JBoss
8 1 (0.90%) Umbraco
Applications
1 13 (11.71%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) ResourceLink
Cloud Services
1 39 (35.14%) Azure
2 22 (19.82%) AWS
3 16 (14.41%) Office 365
4 14 (12.61%) PaaS
5 13 (11.71%) IaaS
6 10 (9.01%) Power Platform
6 10 (9.01%) Slack
7 2 (1.80%) NuGet
7 2 (1.80%) SaaS
7 2 (1.80%) Serverless
8 1 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.90%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 19 (17.12%) SAN
2 17 (15.32%) Firewall
2 17 (15.32%) WAN
3 16 (14.41%) LAN
4 12 (10.81%) DNS
5 10 (9.01%) IPsec
5 10 (9.01%) SSL
6 9 (8.11%) DHCP
7 6 (5.41%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.60%) DMZ
8 4 (3.60%) VLAN
9 3 (2.70%) Internet
9 3 (2.70%) Network Security
9 3 (2.70%) Reverse Proxy
10 2 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
10 2 (1.80%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 1 (0.90%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (0.90%) NAS
11 1 (0.90%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.12%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.71%) Data Warehouse
3 11 (9.91%) MySQL
3 11 (9.91%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (9.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (9.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 10 (9.01%) Power BI
4 10 (9.01%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (2.70%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.70%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.70%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (1.80%) Big Data
7 2 (1.80%) Cosmos DB
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.80%) PowerCenter
7 2 (1.80%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.80%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 16 (14.41%) Git (software)
1 16 (14.41%) JIRA
2 10 (9.01%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 5 (4.50%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.60%) Subversion
5 3 (2.70%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.80%) Jasmine
6 2 (1.80%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (1.80%) Mocha
6 2 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (1.80%) Postman
6 2 (1.80%) Selenium
6 2 (1.80%) TestLink
7 1 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.90%) Bitbucket Server
7 1 (0.90%) Maven
7 1 (0.90%) NUnit
7 1 (0.90%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.90%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (8.11%) Public Sector
2 5 (4.50%) Local Government
3 4 (3.60%) Banking
4 2 (1.80%) Military
4 2 (1.80%) Police
4 2 (1.80%) Retail
5 1 (0.90%) Back Office
5 1 (0.90%) Finance
5 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.90%) Law
5 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (12.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (10.81%) Developer
3 9 (8.11%) DevSecOps Engineer
3 9 (8.11%) Server Engineer
4 6 (5.41%) Administrator
4 6 (5.41%) Analyst
4 6 (5.41%) IT Engineer
4 6 (5.41%) Storage Manager
5 5 (4.50%) Backup Engineer
5 5 (4.50%) Data Warehouse Developer
5 5 (4.50%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (4.50%) Desktop Support
5 5 (4.50%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (4.50%) Support Engineer
6 4 (3.60%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (3.60%) Azure Developer
6 4 (3.60%) Backup Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (3.60%) Security Engineer
6 4 (3.60%) Support Analyst
7 3 (2.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (9.01%) SAML
2 8 (7.21%) Web Services
3 7 (6.31%) XML
4 5 (4.50%) Middleware
5 4 (3.60%) REST
6 3 (2.70%) J2EE
7 2 (1.80%) CSS
7 2 (1.80%) HTML
7 2 (1.80%) Jest
7 2 (1.80%) LDAP
7 2 (1.80%) RESTful
8 1 (0.90%) .NET
8 1 (0.90%) Ajax
8 1 (0.90%) AngularJS
8 1 (0.90%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.90%) React
8 1 (0.90%) SOAP
8 1 (0.90%) XHTML
8 1 (0.90%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (20.72%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.01%) Replication
3 7 (6.31%) Clustering
3 7 (6.31%) Fibre Optics
4 6 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 5 (4.50%) Digital Media
5 5 (4.50%) Video\Live Streaming
6 4 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.70%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (2.70%) NHS
8 2 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.80%) PKI
8 2 (1.80%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (1.80%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.90%) BYOD
9 1 (0.90%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.90%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.90%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 51 (45.95%) Windows
2 34 (30.63%) Windows Server
3 18 (16.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (13.51%) Linux
4 15 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (8.11%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (7.21%) Windows 7
7 7 (6.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (6.31%) Windows 10
7 7 (6.31%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (2.70%) Unix
10 2 (1.80%) Solaris
10 2 (1.80%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.80%) VMS
11 1 (0.90%) Android
11 1 (0.90%) CentOS
11 1 (0.90%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.42%) DevOps
2 20 (18.02%) Data Protection
3 19 (17.12%) ITIL
4 17 (15.32%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (15.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 16 (14.41%) Change Management
6 12 (10.81%) ETL
7 11 (9.91%) Business Intelligence
7 11 (9.91%) Migration
7 11 (9.91%) Project Delivery
8 10 (9.01%) Compliance Management
8 10 (9.01%) Data Modelling
8 10 (9.01%) DevSecOps
8 10 (9.01%) ETL Development
8 10 (9.01%) Project Management
8 10 (9.01%) Server Patching
8 10 (9.01%) SIEM
8 10 (9.01%) Storage Management
8 10 (9.01%) Validation
9 9 (8.11%) Agile Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.72%) PowerShell
1 23 (20.72%) SQL
2 5 (4.50%) Java
3 4 (3.60%) Bash Shell
3 4 (3.60%) JavaScript
3 4 (3.60%) Python
4 2 (1.80%) C#
4 2 (1.80%) Perl
5 1 (0.90%) Java 8
5 1 (0.90%) PHP
5 1 (0.90%) Ruby
5 1 (0.90%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 16 (14.41%) Security Cleared
2 11 (9.91%) Degree
3 10 (9.01%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.41%) DV Cleared
5 5 (4.50%) CCNA
5 5 (4.50%) MCSE
5 5 (4.50%) Microsoft Certification
6 4 (3.60%) CCNP
7 3 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.80%) CISA
8 2 (1.80%) CISSP
8 2 (1.80%) CIW
8 2 (1.80%) MCSA
8 2 (1.80%) VCP6
9 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.90%) HND
9 1 (0.90%) MCP
9 1 (0.90%) OCP
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.21%) SSAE 16
2 7 (6.31%) SLA
3 3 (2.70%) QA
4 1 (0.90%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.90%) PMO
System Software
1 33 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 28 (25.23%) Active Directory
3 9 (8.11%) Hyper-V
3 9 (8.11%) XenApp
4 8 (7.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 7 (6.31%) Firmware
6 5 (4.50%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (4.50%) VMware NSX
7 3 (2.70%) Docker
7 3 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (2.70%) vSphere
8 2 (1.80%) KVM
8 2 (1.80%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.90%) GFS2
9 1 (0.90%) iptables
9 1 (0.90%) NFS
9 1 (0.90%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.90%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.90%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.90%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 19 (17.12%) SCCM
2 11 (9.91%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (9.01%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (8.11%) vRealize
5 8 (7.21%) SCOM
6 6 (5.41%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (4.50%) Ansible
8 4 (3.60%) Puppet
8 4 (3.60%) SCOrch
9 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (2.70%) NetBackup
9 3 (2.70%) vCenter Server
9 3 (2.70%) yum
10 2 (1.80%) HP ALM
10 2 (1.80%) Kubernetes
10 2 (1.80%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (1.80%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (1.80%) Rancher
11 1 (0.90%) SELinux
Vendors
1 50 (45.05%) Microsoft
2 41 (36.94%) VMware
3 23 (20.72%) Citrix
4 15 (13.51%) Cisco
5 13 (11.71%) Dell
6 12 (10.81%) HP
7 10 (9.01%) ServiceNow
7 10 (9.01%) Tableau
8 7 (6.31%) Oracle
9 6 (5.41%) Sophos
9 6 (5.41%) Veeam
10 5 (4.50%) EMC
10 5 (4.50%) NetApp
10 5 (4.50%) SolarWinds
11 4 (3.60%) EqualLogic
12 3 (2.70%) Atlassian
12 3 (2.70%) Blue Prism
12 3 (2.70%) Ivanti
12 3 (2.70%) Juniper
13 2 (1.80%) Informatica