The median contractor rate for a Server Support was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 23 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Support
England / South East
Rank 235 225 238
Rank change year-on-year -10 +13  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 10 37 29
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.40% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.43% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 26 14
Median daily rate £200 £200 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -31.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £180 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £388 £434
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £240 £250
% change year-on-year -6.25% -4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 5 9
Median hourly rate - £45.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +172.72%  
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 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 7288 8686 9157
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.05% 94.92% 94.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4122 5321 4899
Median daily rate £400 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 376 373 440
Median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +8.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.05 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Server Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Support in the South East

Server Support
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 Support in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Support in the South East

Server Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Support in the South East over the 3 months to 23 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Support in the South East

Server Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Support in the South East

Server Support
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 Support within the South East region over the 3 months to 23 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
Berkshire +22 5 £308 +41.37% 1
Oxfordshire -8 2 £150 -6.25% 1
Kent +13 1 £145 -19.44% 1
Hampshire 0 1 £250 -13.04%
Surrey -2 1 £105 -44.73% 2
Server Support
England

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 South East region featuring Server Support in the job title.

1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (33.33%) VMware
5 6 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (27.78%) DHCP
6 5 (27.78%) DNS
6 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
7 4 (22.22%) SQL
7 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
7 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) MS Office
8 3 (16.67%) MCSE
8 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
8 3 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (16.67%) Citrix
9 2 (11.11%) Tivoli
9 2 (11.11%) Apple
9 2 (11.11%) EPoS
9 2 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (11.11%) Sophos
9 2 (11.11%) Change Management
9 2 (11.11%) Clustering

Server Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (27.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (11.11%) Apache
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (11.11%) IIS
5 1 (5.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (11.11%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) DHCP
1 5 (27.78%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.11%) Network Security
3 2 (11.11%) VoIP
4 1 (5.56%) SAN
4 1 (5.56%) Skype
4 1 (5.56%) SMS
4 1 (5.56%) SMTP
4 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (5.56%) MS Access
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Law
2 1 (5.56%) Legal
2 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.11%) .NET
1 2 (11.11%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) CCTV
1 2 (11.11%) Clustering
1 2 (11.11%) EPoS
2 1 (5.56%) Fat Client
2 1 (5.56%) NHS
2 1 (5.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (11.11%) Linux
6 2 (11.11%) SUSE
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.56%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.56%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (11.11%) Change Management
1 2 (11.11%) CRM
1 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
1 2 (11.11%) ITIL
1 2 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 1 (5.56%) Capacity Management
2 1 (5.56%) High Availability
2 1 (5.56%) Migration
2 1 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (5.56%) Patch Management
2 1 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (5.56%) Server Building
2 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
2 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
2 2 (11.11%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (16.67%) MCSE
2 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) MCTS
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
4 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
4 1 (5.56%) MCSA
4 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.56%) Firmware
3 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (5.56%) Terminal Services
3 1 (5.56%) VMware Server
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 2 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 2 (11.11%) Tivoli
3 1 (5.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.56%) EdgeSight
3 1 (5.56%) NetBackup
3 1 (5.56%) Netcool
3 1 (5.56%) SafeCom
3 1 (5.56%) SCCM
3 1 (5.56%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
2 6 (33.33%) VMware
3 3 (16.67%) Citrix
4 2 (11.11%) Adobe
4 2 (11.11%) Apple
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Sophos
5 1 (5.56%) BMC
5 1 (5.56%) BT
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) F5
5 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.56%) IronPort
5 1 (5.56%) Meridio
5 1 (5.56%) Oracle
5 1 (5.56%) Remedy
5 1 (5.56%) Symantec
5 1 (5.56%) Veritas