Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Server Support was £293 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Support
UK > England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 713 755 689
Rank change year-on-year +42 -66 -132
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 118 118 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.13% 0.12% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 82 98
England median daily rate £293 £240 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.88% -12.73% +5.77%
10th Percentile £163 £151 £158
90th Percentile £375 £344 £358
UK median daily rate £285 £240 £275
% change year-on-year +18.75% -12.73% +5.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 17 29
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% -20.51% -1.27%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.17 £12.25
90th Percentile £23.88 £28.00 £32.50
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +9.68% -16.22% -5.13%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 88968 93021 99725
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.77% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 59275 61281 64512
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2638 3004 3828
England median hourly rate £18.66 £18.50 £17.89
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.84% +3.41% +8.42%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.75 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Server Support
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Server Support in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Server Support in England

Server Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Support in England

Server Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Support in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Support in England

Server Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Support in England

Server Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Support in England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Server Support in England

Server Support
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 Support within the England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 +1 36 £300 +19.88% 6
South East +11 22 £275 +5.77% 3
East of England -3 22 £285 +50.00%
Midlands +30 14 £365 +56.99% 1
North of England +38 13 £218 -3.33% 5
South West +13 11 £226 -1.96% 1
North West +29 9 £175 +16.67% 5
West Midlands +38 7 £339 +125.83% 1
East Midlands +9 6 £375 +41.51%
Yorkshire +16 4 £265 -44.21%
Server Support
UK

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 England region featuring Server Support in the job title.

1 104 (88.14%) Windows
2 82 (69.49%) Windows Server
3 68 (57.63%) Active Directory
4 54 (45.76%) VMware
5 50 (42.37%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (40.68%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (28.81%) Microsoft
8 29 (24.58%) Cisco
8 29 (24.58%) SAN
9 27 (22.88%) DHCP
10 26 (22.03%) DNS
10 26 (22.03%) Windows Server 2003
11 25 (21.19%) Citrix
12 23 (19.49%) MS Exchange
13 22 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
14 21 (17.80%) Office 365
15 18 (15.25%) SCCM
15 18 (15.25%) LAN
15 18 (15.25%) HP
16 17 (14.41%) vSphere
17 15 (12.71%) Finance
18 14 (11.86%) SQL Server
18 14 (11.86%) IIS
18 14 (11.86%) Windows 7
18 14 (11.86%) Hyper-V
19 13 (11.02%) Security Cleared
19 13 (11.02%) ITIL
19 13 (11.02%) Linux
19 13 (11.02%) TCP/IP
19 13 (11.02%) WAN

Server Support Skill Set
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 (19.49%) MS Exchange
2 14 (11.86%) IIS
3 12 (10.17%) SharePoint
4 10 (8.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (7.63%) Skype for Business
6 4 (3.39%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.69%) Apache
7 2 (1.69%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.85%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (17.80%) Office 365
2 11 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.39%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.69%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.85%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 29 (24.58%) SAN
2 27 (22.88%) DHCP
3 26 (22.03%) DNS
4 18 (15.25%) LAN
5 13 (11.02%) TCP/IP
5 13 (11.02%) WAN
6 8 (6.78%) Firewall
6 8 (6.78%) Skype
7 6 (5.08%) Wireless
8 5 (4.24%) NAS
8 5 (4.24%) Network Security
9 4 (3.39%) PBX
9 4 (3.39%) SMTP
9 4 (3.39%) VoIP
9 4 (3.39%) WLAN
10 3 (2.54%) Ethernet
10 3 (2.54%) Internet
10 3 (2.54%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (2.54%) VPN
10 3 (2.54%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 15 (12.71%) Finance
2 8 (6.78%) Banking
3 5 (4.24%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.69%) Electronics
4 2 (1.69%) International Banking
4 2 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.69%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Law
5 1 (0.85%) Publishing
5 1 (0.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.78%) Blackberry
1 8 (6.78%) Virtual Team
2 5 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.39%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.39%) PKI
4 2 (1.69%) Data Protection Act
4 2 (1.69%) Driving Licence
4 2 (1.69%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.69%) Freedom of Information
4 2 (1.69%) Freedom of Information Act
4 2 (1.69%) NHS
4 2 (1.69%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (0.85%) Clustering
5 1 (0.85%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 104 (88.14%) Windows
2 82 (69.49%) Windows Server
3 50 (42.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (40.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (22.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (11.86%) Windows 7
7 13 (11.02%) Linux
8 10 (8.47%) Windows 10
9 9 (7.63%) Android
9 9 (7.63%) Windows 8
10 6 (5.08%) Windows XP
11 5 (4.24%) Apple iOS
11 5 (4.24%) Unix
12 3 (2.54%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.69%) Ubuntu
13 2 (1.69%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.85%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.02%) ITIL
2 7 (5.93%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (5.93%) Proactive Monitoring
3 6 (5.08%) Server Building
4 5 (4.24%) Migration
4 5 (4.24%) Service Delivery
5 4 (3.39%) Asset Management
5 4 (3.39%) Capacity Planning
5 4 (3.39%) Hardware Maintenance
5 4 (3.39%) Problem Management
5 4 (3.39%) Statistics
6 3 (2.54%) Business Continuity
6 3 (2.54%) Business Continuity Planning
6 3 (2.54%) DevOps
6 3 (2.54%) Incident Management
6 3 (2.54%) Server Virtualisation
6 3 (2.54%) Time Management
7 2 (1.69%) Change Management
7 2 (1.69%) Programme Management
7 2 (1.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (10.17%) PowerShell
1 12 (10.17%) SQL
2 1 (0.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (11.02%) Security Cleared
2 12 (10.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (9.32%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.78%) MCSE
5 5 (4.24%) MCSA
6 3 (2.54%) DV Cleared
6 3 (2.54%) MCDST
6 3 (2.54%) MCP
7 2 (1.69%) A+ Certification
7 2 (1.69%) CCNA
7 2 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.69%) DBS Check
7 2 (1.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) SLA
2 2 (1.69%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 68 (57.63%) Active Directory
2 22 (18.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (14.41%) vSphere
4 14 (11.86%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.93%) XenApp
6 6 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (4.24%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (4.24%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.39%) VMware Server
9 3 (2.54%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (2.54%) ISA Server
9 3 (2.54%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.85%) vCloud
11 1 (0.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (15.25%) SCCM
2 8 (6.78%) SCOM
3 7 (5.93%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.39%) SCSM
4 4 (3.39%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.54%) WSUS
6 2 (1.69%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.69%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.69%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.85%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.85%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.85%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.85%) Netcool
7 1 (0.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.85%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.85%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 54 (45.76%) VMware
2 34 (28.81%) Microsoft
3 29 (24.58%) Cisco
4 25 (21.19%) Citrix
5 18 (15.25%) HP
6 9 (7.63%) NetApp
6 9 (7.63%) SolarWinds
7 7 (5.93%) Apple
8 6 (5.08%) Veeam
9 5 (4.24%) Sophos
10 4 (3.39%) Bloomberg
10 4 (3.39%) Dell
10 4 (3.39%) IBM
10 4 (3.39%) ThinPrint
11 3 (2.54%) Avaya
11 3 (2.54%) Reuters
12 2 (1.69%) Lotus
12 2 (1.69%) McAfee
12 2 (1.69%) SAP
12 2 (1.69%) Symantec