The median contractor rate for a Server Support was £324 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland during the 3 months to 29 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.

Server Support
UK / Scotland
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 104 133 115
Rank change year-on-year +29 -18  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 2 1 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.11% 0.039% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.041% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 7
Median daily rate £324 - £127
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 - £121
10% offered a daily rate of more than £335 - £320
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £240 £250
% change year-on-year -16.66% -4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £34.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -44.92% +91.66%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1657 2454 2788
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 94.20% 94.68% 95.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 1015 1352 1528
Median daily rate £375 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £250 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 42 77
Median hourly rate £17.32 £21.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.49% +21.42%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £10.20 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Server Support
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland that featured Server Support in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Server Support in Scotland

Server Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Support in Scotland

Server Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Support in Scotland

Server Support
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 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
Edinburgh - 1 £338 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £310 -
Server Support
UK

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

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 Scotland region featuring Server Support in the job title.

1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) ITIL
3 3 (42.86%) WSUS
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
4 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 2 (28.57%) XenApp
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (28.57%) SAN
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (28.57%) Intranet
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) DHCP
4 2 (28.57%) DNS
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Server
4 2 (28.57%) Clustering
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
5 1 (14.29%) SCCM
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (14.29%) MS Excel

Server Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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:

Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DHCP
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
1 2 (28.57%) Intranet
1 2 (28.57%) SAN
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Business Transformation
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
3 1 (14.29%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
1 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 2 (28.57%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Server
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (42.86%) WSUS
2 1 (14.29%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Remedy
3 1 (14.29%) Sophos