The median contractor rate for a Server Analyst was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 29 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.

Server Analyst
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 591 614 569
Rank change year-on-year +23 -45  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Analyst 14 34 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.031% 0.063% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.033% 0.066% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 19 36
Median daily rate £165 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -49.23% +4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £162 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £460 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £165 £254 £215
% change year-on-year -34.91% +17.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 9
Median hourly rate £18.25 £18.16 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.52% -15.55%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.65 £13.81 £17.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.85 £24.95 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £18.16 £22.25
% change year-on-year - -18.40%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42875 51263 50687
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.79% 95.24% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27839 33245 30600
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1489 1590 2025
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Server Analyst
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Server Analyst in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Server Analyst in the UK

Server Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Analyst in the UK

Server Analyst
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Analyst over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Analyst in the UK

Server Analyst
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Analyst in the UK

Server Analyst
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Analyst within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +29 14 £165 -49.23% 8
London +24 9 £268 -21.32% 2
City of London -3 2 - - 1
South West -5 2 £160 - 1
North West +30 1 - -
South East +13 1 - - 3
Bristol +1 1 £325 - 1
Surrey +1 1 - -
East of England -3 1 £170 +4.61% 1
Cambridgeshire - 1 £170 -
Wiltshire - 1 £160 -
Peterborough - 1 £170 -
Guildford - 1 - -
Corsham - 1 £160 -
Swindon - 1 £160 -
Manchester - 1 - -

Server Analyst Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, Server Analyst 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 featuring Server Analyst in the job title.

1 22 (59.46%) Windows
2 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
3 14 (37.84%) Windows Server
4 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (32.43%) VMware
6 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
6 11 (29.73%) ITIL
7 10 (27.03%) MS Office
7 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 7 (18.92%) SQL
8 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
8 7 (18.92%) Citrix
8 7 (18.92%) XenApp
9 6 (16.22%) Incident Management
9 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (16.22%) Finance
10 5 (13.51%) Linux
10 5 (13.51%) SLA
10 5 (13.51%) SCCM
11 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
11 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
11 4 (10.81%) VMware Server
11 4 (10.81%) XenDesktop
11 4 (10.81%) DNS
11 4 (10.81%) Apple
12 3 (8.11%) Change Management
12 3 (8.11%) Clustering
12 3 (8.11%) Banking
12 3 (8.11%) SAN

Server Analyst Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 3 (8.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.41%) IBM HTTP Server
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.41%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (5.41%) Skype for Business
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.70%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 10 (27.03%) MS Office
2 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.41%) Office 365
2 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (10.81%) DNS
2 3 (8.11%) SAN
2 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.41%) HTTP
3 2 (5.41%) Skype
4 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (2.70%) DHCP
4 1 (2.70%) Firewall
4 1 (2.70%) LAN
4 1 (2.70%) SSL
4 1 (2.70%) VLAN
4 1 (2.70%) VoIP
4 1 (2.70%) VPN
4 1 (2.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.41%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (2.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (16.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.11%) Banking
3 2 (5.41%) Front Office
4 1 (2.70%) Law
4 1 (2.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) .NET
2 2 (5.41%) Middleware
2 2 (5.41%) Web Services
2 2 (5.41%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (2.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (2.70%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) Blackberry
1 3 (8.11%) Clustering
2 2 (5.41%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.41%) Fixed Income
2 2 (5.41%) Mobile App
2 2 (5.41%) Smartphone
2 2 (5.41%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (2.70%) iPad
3 1 (2.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 22 (59.46%) Windows
2 14 (37.84%) Windows Server
3 13 (35.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (27.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (16.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (13.51%) Linux
7 3 (8.11%) Android
7 3 (8.11%) Unix
7 3 (8.11%) Windows 7
8 2 (5.41%) AIX
8 2 (5.41%) Solaris
8 2 (5.41%) Windows 10
9 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
9 1 (2.70%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (29.73%) ITIL
2 6 (16.22%) Incident Management
3 3 (8.11%) Change Management
3 3 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.41%) Analytics
4 2 (5.41%) Application Virtualisation
4 2 (5.41%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.41%) Business Analysis
4 2 (5.41%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (5.41%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (5.41%) Performance Management
4 2 (5.41%) TDD
4 2 (5.41%) Time Management
5 1 (2.70%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.70%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.70%) Software Testing
5 1 (2.70%) System Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Test Scripting
5 1 (2.70%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 7 (18.92%) SQL
2 2 (5.41%) C#
2 2 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.70%) C++
3 1 (2.70%) Java
3 1 (2.70%) Jython
3 1 (2.70%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (10.81%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.81%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.41%) CCNA
2 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (2.70%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.70%) CCNP
3 1 (2.70%) CISA
3 1 (2.70%) CISM
3 1 (2.70%) CISSP
3 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.51%) SLA
2 1 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 11 (29.73%) Active Directory
2 10 (27.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (18.92%) XenApp
4 4 (10.81%) VMware Server
4 4 (10.81%) XenDesktop
5 3 (8.11%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (8.11%) vSphere
6 2 (5.41%) BitLocker
6 2 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
6 2 (5.41%) XenServer
7 1 (2.70%) Firmware
7 1 (2.70%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (13.51%) SCCM
2 3 (8.11%) WSUS
3 2 (5.41%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 1 (2.70%) AppManager
4 1 (2.70%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 20 (54.05%) Microsoft
2 12 (32.43%) VMware
3 7 (18.92%) Citrix
4 4 (10.81%) Apple
5 3 (8.11%) IBM
6 2 (5.41%) AppSense
6 2 (5.41%) CA
6 2 (5.41%) Cisco
6 2 (5.41%) Sun
6 2 (5.41%) Symantec
6 2 (5.41%) Wyse
7 1 (2.70%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.70%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) Intel Security
7 1 (2.70%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.70%) NetIQ
7 1 (2.70%) Retalix
7 1 (2.70%) Retek
7 1 (2.70%) ServiceNow
7 1 (2.70%) Sophos