Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Server Specialist was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 22 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 Specialist
England > South East
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 363 362 366
Rank change year-on-year -1 +4 -4
Contract jobs requiring a Server Specialist 8 18 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.048% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.11% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 12 13
South East median daily rate £325 £350 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -7.89% +1.33%
10th Percentile £227 £302 £304
90th Percentile £400 £471 £439
England median daily rate £400 £350 £390
% change year-on-year +14.29% -10.26% +3.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South East median hourly rate £180.00 - -
England median hourly rate £180.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +350.00% +100.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15916 15709 18180
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9454 9351 10674
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +6.90%
10th Percentile £238 £225 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 650 777 914
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.61 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.21% +6.00% +15.63%
10th Percentile £10.98 £10.25 £10.29
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.03 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Server Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings that featured Server Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Server Specialist in the South East

Server Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Specialist in the South East

Server Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Specialist in the South East over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Specialist in the South East

Server Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Specialist in the South East

Server Specialist
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 22 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
Thames Valley -15 5 £400 -11.11%
Oxfordshire - 3 £400 -
Buckinghamshire -26 2 - -
Sussex - 2 £200 -
Surrey -14 1 £325 -7.14%
Server Specialist
England

Server Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 South East region featuring Server Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) SAN
3 4 (50.00%) NetApp
3 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (37.50%) XenApp
4 3 (37.50%) Finance
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) HP
4 3 (37.50%) AppSense
5 2 (25.00%) Banking
5 2 (25.00%) Altiris
5 2 (25.00%) Network Design
5 2 (25.00%) NHS
5 2 (25.00%) DNS
5 2 (25.00%) VBScript
5 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Network Security
5 2 (25.00%) MSI
5 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
5 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
5 2 (25.00%) vSphere
5 2 (25.00%) EdgeSight

Server Specialist Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 2 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) SAN
2 2 (25.00%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) Skype
3 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) MSI
General
1 3 (37.50%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 1 (12.50%) CMDB
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Application Packaging
1 2 (25.00%) Collaborative Working
1 2 (25.00%) Network Design
1 2 (25.00%) Storage Virtualisation
2 1 (12.50%) Change Management
2 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
2 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Email Filtering
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (12.50%) Patch Management
2 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
2 1 (12.50%) Security Patching
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (12.50%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) VBScript
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) MCSA
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) VMware ESXi
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (37.50%) XenApp
3 2 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (25.00%) XenDesktop
4 1 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (12.50%) Terminal Server
4 1 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (12.50%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) EdgeSight
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (12.50%) MOM
2 1 (12.50%) NetBackup
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Citrix
1 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) NetApp
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) AppSense
3 3 (37.50%) HP
4 2 (25.00%) Altiris
5 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
5 1 (12.50%) CA
5 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) EMC
5 1 (12.50%) Genesys