Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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
England > North West
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 216 226
Rank change year-on-year +26 +10 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 9 7 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.16% 0.10% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.11% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 8
North West median daily rate £175 £150 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% -47.37% +12.20%
England median daily rate £293 £240 £269
% change year-on-year +21.88% -10.70% +3.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 1 4
North West median hourly rate £16.75 £15.00 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.67% +17.65% -27.14%
10th Percentile £13.00 £14.00 £10.30
90th Percentile £19.75 £16.00 £19.30
England median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £19.50
% change year-on-year +9.68% -20.51% -

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 5360 6447 8142
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.88% 94.39% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3373 4157 4871
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £233
90th Percentile £588 £550 £572
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 252 236 404
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.19% -21.95% +27.81%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.02 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £45.38 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.63 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +0.68% +2.78% +9.09%

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 Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Support in the North West over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 19 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
Manchester +30 9 £175 +45.83% 3
Server Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 North West region featuring Server Support in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (77.78%) DNS
3 7 (77.78%) DHCP
4 5 (55.56%) Windows 8
4 5 (55.56%) Windows XP
5 4 (44.44%) VMware
5 4 (44.44%) Apple
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
5 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
6 3 (33.33%) Citrix
7 2 (22.22%) Cisco
7 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 2 (22.22%) SQL
7 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
7 2 (22.22%) VLAN
7 2 (22.22%) Android
7 2 (22.22%) DBS Check
7 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
7 2 (22.22%) Network Management
8 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (11.11%) Office 365
8 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
8 1 (11.11%) Finance
8 1 (11.11%) IIS
8 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
8 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes

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 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
1 1 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) DHCP
1 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) SAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 8
2 5 (55.56%) Windows XP
3 4 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (22.22%) Android
5 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Network Management
1 2 (22.22%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) DBS Check
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 4 (44.44%) Apple
1 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
1 4 (44.44%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco
4 1 (11.11%) Lotus