The median contractor rate for a Server Support was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South West during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Support
England / South West
Rank 133 134 135
Rank change year-on-year +1 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 4 6 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.16% 0.21% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.21% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 6
Median daily rate £180 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -28.00% -16.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £189 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £250 £391
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £240 £244
% change year-on-year -6.25% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £8.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -59.52%  
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 West. 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 West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2453 2798 2981
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 95.30% 96.45% 95.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 1561 1806 1862
Median daily rate £380 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 186 144
Median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% +30.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £50.00 £44.50
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 West

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

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 Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 26 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
Bristol - 3 £238 - 1
Wiltshire 0 1 £160 -36.00% 1
Server Support
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 West region featuring Server Support in the job title.

1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (37.50%) MS Office
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) SCOrch
5 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (25.00%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
6 1 (12.50%) LAN
6 1 (12.50%) SLA
6 1 (12.50%) HP
6 1 (12.50%) Apple
6 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
6 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) CESG
6 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
6 1 (12.50%) SCCM
6 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
6 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
6 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
6 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (12.50%) Proofpoint

Server Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 4 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (12.50%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
1 1 (12.50%) CESG
1 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Android
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Asset Management
2 1 (12.50%) Incident Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) SC Cleared
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCOrch
2 1 (12.50%) AirWatch
2 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (25.00%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Apple
3 1 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (12.50%) Proofpoint