Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Server Support was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 23 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 > South East
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 354 356 362
Rank change year-on-year +2 +6 -59
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 22 25 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.13% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 21 20
South East median daily rate £275 £260 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.77% -14.75% +22.00%
10th Percentile £140 £174 £155
90th Percentile £390 £356 £421
England median daily rate £300 £234 £260
% change year-on-year +28.34% -10.10% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 6
South East median hourly rate £22.58 - £21.25
10th Percentile £17.16 - £16.88
90th Percentile £28.29 - £32.50
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 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 15913 15669 18329
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.96% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 9442 9313 10771
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 648 785 923
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.63 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% +6.08% +15.63%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.25 £10.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £49.46 £47.50
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Server Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 6 months to 23 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 23 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 +5 14 £250 -3.85%
Berkshire 0 10 £275 +13.40%
Hampshire +13 5 £400 +21.21%
Oxfordshire +9 4 £140 -46.15%
Surrey -14 3 £375 +110.51%
Server Support
England

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

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

1 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
3 15 (68.18%) VMware
4 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (54.55%) Windows Server
5 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (31.82%) Cisco
7 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
8 5 (22.73%) DNS
8 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
8 5 (22.73%) ITIL
8 5 (22.73%) VMware Workstation
8 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
8 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
8 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
8 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
9 4 (18.18%) PKI
9 4 (18.18%) VMware Server
9 4 (18.18%) Veeam
9 4 (18.18%) SCCM
9 4 (18.18%) SCOM
9 4 (18.18%) SCVMM
9 4 (18.18%) LAN
9 4 (18.18%) SolarWinds
9 4 (18.18%) SCSM
10 3 (13.64%) DevOps

Server Support 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 (9.09%) Apache
1 2 (9.09%) IIS
1 2 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.09%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (4.55%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (22.73%) DNS
1 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
2 4 (18.18%) LAN
3 3 (13.64%) DHCP
3 3 (13.64%) NAS
3 3 (13.64%) Wireshark
4 2 (9.09%) ADSL
4 2 (9.09%) Firewall
4 2 (9.09%) Internet
4 2 (9.09%) Network Security
4 2 (9.09%) PBX
4 2 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
4 2 (9.09%) SAN
4 2 (9.09%) VoIP
4 2 (9.09%) WAN
5 1 (4.55%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) PKI
2 2 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.09%) Driving Licence
2 2 (9.09%) Fat Client
2 2 (9.09%) Management Information System
2 2 (9.09%) NHS
2 2 (9.09%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (90.91%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (22.73%) Windows 7
6 3 (13.64%) Linux
7 2 (9.09%) Unix
7 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
8 1 (4.55%) Android
8 1 (4.55%) Apple iOS
8 1 (4.55%) Mac OS X
8 1 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (22.73%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) DevOps
3 2 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 2 (9.09%) Information Management
3 2 (9.09%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (9.09%) Proactive Monitoring
3 2 (9.09%) Release Management
3 2 (9.09%) Service Management
4 1 (4.55%) Statistics
4 1 (4.55%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.64%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (22.73%) SC Cleared
1 5 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 2 (9.09%) MCDST
2 2 (9.09%) MCP
2 2 (9.09%) MCSA
2 2 (9.09%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 7 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (22.73%) VMware Workstation
4 4 (18.18%) VMware Server
5 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (13.64%) vSphere
6 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 2 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (4.55%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (18.18%) SCCM
1 4 (18.18%) SCOM
1 4 (18.18%) SCSM
1 4 (18.18%) SCVMM
2 3 (13.64%) NetBackup
3 2 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 2 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) VMware
2 11 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (31.82%) Cisco
4 4 (18.18%) SolarWinds
4 4 (18.18%) Veeam
5 3 (13.64%) Citrix
5 3 (13.64%) Sophos
6 2 (9.09%) Acronis
6 2 (9.09%) HP
6 2 (9.09%) NetApp
6 2 (9.09%) Symantec
7 1 (4.55%) Dell
7 1 (4.55%) Extreme Networks