The median contractor rate for a Server Specialist was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 March 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.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Specialist
England / London
Rank 392 428 408
Rank change year-on-year +36 -20  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Specialist 6 3 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.031% 0.014% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.014% 0.034%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 7
Median daily rate £375 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £325 £348
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £325 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +3.52% +21.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18357 21038 20420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.81% 95.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13065 15076 14090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 283 378
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Server Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Server Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Server Specialist in London

Server Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Specialist in London

Server Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Specialist in London over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Specialist in London

Server Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Specialist in London

Server Specialist
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Specialist within the London region over the 3 months to 27 March 2017. 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 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
Canary Wharf - 2 £375 -
City of London +3 1 - -
Server Specialist
England

Server Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, Server Specialist 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 London region featuring Server Specialist in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) Migration
4 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (20.00%) DevOps
5 2 (20.00%) Unix
5 2 (20.00%) Finance
5 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (20.00%) FTP
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (20.00%) SUSE
5 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
5 2 (20.00%) Oracle APEX
6 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
6 1 (10.00%) VMware Server
6 1 (10.00%) SCCM
6 1 (10.00%) SCOM
6 1 (10.00%) Performance Management

Server Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in London 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 1 (10.00%) IIS
1 1 (10.00%) JBoss
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere
1 1 (10.00%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
3 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) DNS
1 2 (20.00%) FTP
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) NAS
2 1 (10.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (20.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) SUSE
4 2 (20.00%) Unix
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X
5 1 (10.00%) Mac OS X Server
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (20.00%) DevOps
2 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (10.00%) MVC
3 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
3 1 (10.00%) Planning and Forecasting
3 1 (10.00%) Problem Management
3 1 (10.00%) Server Building
3 1 (10.00%) Software Deployment
3 1 (10.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (20.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
3 1 (10.00%) C#
3 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (10.00%) Python
3 1 (10.00%) Ruby
3 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (10.00%) Packer
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) EMC
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat