The median contractor rate for a Server Specialist was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 237 261 258
Rank change year-on-year +24 -3  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Specialist 6 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.078% 0.089% 0.021%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.094% 0.023%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 5 2
Median daily rate £388 £420 £235
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.73% +78.72%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £325
% change year-on-year -2.43% +26.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £20.00

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7309 8525 8846
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.59% 94.96% 95.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4270 5079 5054
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 317 385 418
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.38% +20.41%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Server Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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
Oxfordshire - 3 £400 -
Kent - 2 £205 -
Buckinghamshire -19 1 £375 -11.76%
Server Specialist
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) SAN
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
3 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (33.33%) NetApp
3 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
3 4 (33.33%) vSphere
4 3 (25.00%) Apache TomEE
4 3 (25.00%) IBM
4 3 (25.00%) Storage Virtualisation
4 3 (25.00%) Apache Geronimo
4 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (25.00%) Open Source
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (25.00%) Banking
4 3 (25.00%) Network Design
4 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
4 3 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
4 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 3 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
4 3 (25.00%) JBoss

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 6 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (33.33%) WebSphere
2 4 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 3 (25.00%) Apache Geronimo
3 3 (25.00%) Apache TomEE
3 3 (25.00%) JBoss
3 3 (25.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (8.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) SAN
2 2 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (8.33%) Internet
3 1 (8.33%) NAS
3 1 (8.33%) Skype
3 1 (8.33%) SMTP
3 1 (8.33%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (25.00%) IBM Integration Bus
1 3 (25.00%) WebSphere MQ
2 1 (8.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) CESG
Operating Systems
1 6 (50.00%) Windows
1 6 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (41.67%) Linux
2 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Unix
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (25.00%) Application Packaging
1 3 (25.00%) Network Design
1 3 (25.00%) Open Source
1 3 (25.00%) Storage Virtualisation
2 2 (16.67%) Analytics
2 2 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (8.33%) Cryptography
3 1 (8.33%) ITIL
3 1 (8.33%) Mentoring
3 1 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (8.33%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 2 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 5 (41.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) DV Cleared
3 1 (8.33%) MCITP
3 1 (8.33%) MCSA
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (33.33%) vSphere
3 3 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) NetApp
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) IBM
3 3 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco