Period
to 16 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Server Support was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

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 West
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 212 195 198
Rank change year-on-year -17 +3 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 16 9 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.25% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.17% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 8 5
South West median daily rate £275 £226 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.95% +18.68% -15.56%
10th Percentile £263 £176 £185
90th Percentile £413 £336 £301
England median daily rate £300 £313 £225
% change year-on-year -4.00% +38.89% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
South West median hourly rate - - £10.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £15.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +100.00% - -16.67%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West. 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 West
Contract vacancies in the South West with a recognized job title 6,154 5,246 5,323
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.05% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,934 3,305 3,465
South West median daily rate £425 £390 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +4.00% -
10th Percentile £255 £210 £213
90th Percentile £575 £538 £550
England median daily rate £460 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.22% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 293 255 364
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £25.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.27% +6.28% -13.75%
10th Percentile £11.31 £11.18 £11.08
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.75 £46.35
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -1.07% +3.89% +0.11%

Server Support
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Support in the South West

Server Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Support in the South West

Server Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Support in the South West over the 6 months to 16 December 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Support in the South West

Server Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Support in the South West

Server Support
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 16 December 2018. 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
Bristol -12 6 £225 -30.23%
Devon +3 5 £275 +21.68%
Wiltshire - 4 £363 -
Gloucestershire -15 1 £350 +55.56%
Server Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 16 December 2018, Server Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region featuring Server Support in the job title.

1 15 (93.75%) Windows
1 15 (93.75%) Windows Server
2 9 (56.25%) VMware
2 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (31.25%) Windows 10
5 5 (31.25%) WSUS
5 5 (31.25%) SCCM
5 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (31.25%) Firewall
5 5 (31.25%) Identity Management
5 5 (31.25%) Finance
5 5 (31.25%) Intranet
5 5 (31.25%) Middleware
5 5 (31.25%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) SAN
6 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
6 4 (25.00%) LAN
6 4 (25.00%) WAN
6 4 (25.00%) Cisco
6 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (18.75%) Office 365
7 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
7 3 (18.75%) SQL
8 2 (12.50%) .NET
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 2 (12.50%) IIS
8 2 (12.50%) Microsoft

Server Support Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (12.50%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 3 (18.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (31.25%) Firewall
1 5 (31.25%) Intranet
2 4 (25.00%) LAN
2 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 4 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) DKIM
3 1 (6.25%) DMARC
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (31.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (31.25%) Middleware
2 2 (12.50%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
1 15 (93.75%) Windows Server
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) Windows 10
4 4 (25.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (31.25%) Identity Management
3 1 (6.25%) ITIL
3 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) PowerShell
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
System Software
1 9 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) BitLocker
3 1 (6.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) SCCM
1 5 (31.25%) WSUS
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) Cisco
2 4 (25.00%) Red Hat
3 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.25%) Citrix