Period
to 23 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Server Support was £175 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 23 January 2018.

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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 193 204 236
Rank change year-on-year +11 +32 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 5 6 11
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.092% 0.099% 0.13%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.096% 0.10% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 7
North West median daily rate £175 £150 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -45.45% +8.27%
England median daily rate £313 £240 £263
% change year-on-year +30.21% -8.57% -10.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.48% -7.58% -5.71%
10th Percentile £13.70 £14.08 £12.80
90th Percentile £21.10 £16.23 £20.60
England median hourly rate £16.00 £15.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +3.23% -16.22% -7.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5,199 5,729 7,893
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.62% 94.30% 94.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,314 3,687 4,766
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £235 £236 £225
90th Percentile £596 £575 £561
England median daily rate £450 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +5.88% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 270 219 392
North West median hourly rate £17.62 £17.00 £21.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.65% -20.56% +29.70%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.03 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.71
England median hourly rate £18.38 £18.42 £18.50
% change year-on-year -0.24% -0.43% +12.12%

Server Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Support in the North West

Server Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Support in the North West

Server Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Support in the North West

Server Support
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 6 months to 23 January 2018. 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
Manchester -1 5 £175 +6.06% 5
Server Support
England

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2018, Server Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region featuring Server Support in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) DHCP
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Apple
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (40.00%) DBS Check
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
4 2 (40.00%) Network Management
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (20.00%) Office 365
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) VLAN
5 1 (20.00%) Android
5 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Lotus
5 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V

Server Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (20.00%) IBM Notes
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DHCP
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Network Management
1 2 (40.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) DBS Check
2 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Apple
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Lotus