Period
to 18 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Server Building skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Server Building over the 6 months to 18 October 2018 with a comparison to the 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 Building
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 751 708 619
Rank change year-on-year -43 -89 +45
Contract jobs citing Server Building 133 159 286
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.15% 0.19% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 112 198
UK median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £280 £228 £225
90th Percentile £535 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 10
UK median hourly rate £12.00 £24.50 £28.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.02% -13.27% -1.74%
10th Percentile £11.00 £14.46 £14.38
90th Percentile £19.95 £79.00 £53.28
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.00 £31.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year -61.29% +9.73% -5.83%

Server Building is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 88,860 85,218 90,687
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.19% 85.73% 85.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,647 56,432 59,904
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +3.66%
10th Percentile £300 £280 £263
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,410 2,058 2,457
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £24.93 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.75% +10.78% +3.45%
10th Percentile £11.18 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £48.38
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +8.70% +4.55%

Server Building
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Server Building as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Server Building in the UK

Server Building
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Building in the UK

Server Building
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Building over the 6 months to 18 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Building in the UK

Server Building
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Building in the UK

Server Building
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Building within the UK over the 6 months to 18 October 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
England -19 130 £378 +0.80% 31
UK excluding London -28 88 £360 +2.86% 15
London -28 43 £450 +12.50% 16
South East -13 32 £383 +15.98% 3
North of England -32 23 £290 -7.94% 3
Midlands -24 14 £338 -8.78% 3
South West -4 11 £325 +124.14% 2
North West -16 10 £280 -5.88% 3
East Midlands -2 9 £338 -10.00% 2
Yorkshire -23 8 £390 -8.24%
East of England -5 7 £388 +10.71% 4
North East -2 5 £200 -
West Midlands -19 5 - - 1
Scotland -18 1 £400 -5.88%
Wales - 1 £400 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Server Building also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Server Building.

1 78 (58.65%) Windows
2 56 (42.11%) VMware
3 50 (37.59%) SCCM
4 47 (35.34%) Windows Server
5 45 (33.83%) Active Directory
6 43 (32.33%) SQL Server
6 43 (32.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 42 (31.58%) PowerShell
8 38 (28.57%) SQL
8 38 (28.57%) Linux
9 37 (27.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 34 (25.56%) Microsoft
11 29 (21.80%) MS Exchange
12 28 (21.05%) Citrix
13 27 (20.30%) Migration
14 25 (18.80%) Data Centre
15 23 (17.29%) Security Cleared
15 23 (17.29%) SCOM
16 22 (16.54%) Office 365
17 21 (15.79%) Clustering
17 21 (15.79%) SAN
18 20 (15.04%) Finance
18 20 (15.04%) Windows Server 2012
19 18 (13.53%) Hyper-V
19 18 (13.53%) Oracle
20 17 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
20 17 (12.78%) Git (software)
20 17 (12.78%) SCVMM
20 17 (12.78%) Jenkins
21 16 (12.03%) Server Management

Server Building
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 29 (21.80%) MS Exchange
2 15 (11.28%) Skype for Business
3 13 (9.77%) SharePoint
4 9 (6.77%) Confluence
5 8 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (4.51%) IIS
7 3 (2.26%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.50%) Apache
8 2 (1.50%) JBoss
8 2 (1.50%) MS Project Server
8 2 (1.50%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.50%) SharePoint Server
8 2 (1.50%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.50%) WordPress
9 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.75%) Drupal
9 1 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (7.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 22 (16.54%) Office 365
2 15 (11.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (6.77%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.26%) IaaS
5 5 (3.76%) GitHub
6 4 (3.01%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (3.01%) SaaS
7 3 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (2.26%) OpenShift
7 3 (2.26%) PaaS
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon SQS
8 1 (0.75%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (15.79%) SAN
2 16 (12.03%) DNS
2 16 (12.03%) Firewall
3 12 (9.02%) DHCP
4 10 (7.52%) NAS
5 6 (4.51%) VPN
6 5 (3.76%) Unified Communications
7 4 (3.01%) Cisco IOS
7 4 (3.01%) Kerberos
7 4 (3.01%) SSL
7 4 (3.01%) Structured Cabling
8 2 (1.50%) DKIM
8 2 (1.50%) HTTPS
8 2 (1.50%) IP Telephony
8 2 (1.50%) iSCSI
8 2 (1.50%) MPLS
8 2 (1.50%) Skype
8 2 (1.50%) WAN
9 1 (0.75%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (0.75%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (32.33%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.26%) MySQL
2 7 (5.26%) Oracle Database
2 7 (5.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (3.76%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (2.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.75%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.75%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.75%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.75%) OLTP
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 10g
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.75%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.75%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.75%) QlikView
6 1 (0.75%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 17 (12.78%) Git (software)
1 17 (12.78%) Jenkins
2 11 (8.27%) GitLab
3 10 (7.52%) JIRA
4 6 (4.51%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (3.76%) Maven
5 5 (3.76%) Subversion
6 3 (2.26%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.75%) Selenium
7 1 (0.75%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.75%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (15.04%) Finance
2 8 (6.02%) Local Government
3 6 (4.51%) Banking
3 6 (4.51%) Law
3 6 (4.51%) Manufacturing
4 5 (3.76%) Marketing
4 5 (3.76%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.50%) Electronics
5 2 (1.50%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.75%) Back Office
6 1 (0.75%) International Banking
6 1 (0.75%) Legal
6 1 (0.75%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 35 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (23.31%) Server Engineer
3 20 (15.04%) Windows Engineer
4 15 (11.28%) Windows Server Engineer
5 13 (9.77%) Developer
6 11 (8.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 9 (6.77%) Build Engineer
8 7 (5.26%) Administrator
8 7 (5.26%) Analyst
8 7 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.51%) Architect
10 5 (3.76%) .NET Developer
10 5 (3.76%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) ASP.NET Developer
10 5 (3.76%) IT Support
10 5 (3.76%) Support Analyst
10 5 (3.76%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.76%) VMware Engineer
10 5 (3.76%) Windows Administrator
10 5 (3.76%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.02%) HTML
1 8 (6.02%) REST
2 7 (5.26%) .NET
2 7 (5.26%) LDAP
3 6 (4.51%) .NET Framework
3 6 (4.51%) ADO.NET
3 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (4.51%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 6 (4.51%) CSS
3 6 (4.51%) Entity Framework
3 6 (4.51%) jQuery
3 6 (4.51%) React
3 6 (4.51%) Spring
3 6 (4.51%) Spring Boot
3 6 (4.51%) WCF
3 6 (4.51%) XML
4 5 (3.76%) Kafka
4 5 (3.76%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.80%) Data Centre
2 21 (15.79%) Clustering
3 13 (9.77%) PKI
4 8 (6.02%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.76%) VxBlock/Vblock
6 4 (3.01%) Blackberry
6 4 (3.01%) EMC VNX
6 4 (3.01%) iPad
6 4 (3.01%) iPhone
7 3 (2.26%) Client/Server
7 3 (2.26%) Credit Risk
7 3 (2.26%) Derivative
8 2 (1.50%) CMDB
8 2 (1.50%) EMC VNXe
8 2 (1.50%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.50%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.50%) NHS
8 2 (1.50%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.50%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.75%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 78 (58.65%) Windows
2 47 (35.34%) Windows Server
3 38 (28.57%) Linux
4 20 (15.04%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (10.53%) Windows 10
6 13 (9.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 13 (9.77%) Unix
7 12 (9.02%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (7.52%) Windows Server 2008
9 6 (4.51%) Ubuntu
10 5 (3.76%) Windows 7
11 4 (3.01%) Android
12 3 (2.26%) CentOS
13 2 (1.50%) AIX
13 2 (1.50%) HPUX
13 2 (1.50%) Solaris
14 1 (0.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (27.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 27 (20.30%) Migration
3 16 (12.03%) Server Management
4 14 (10.53%) ITIL
4 14 (10.53%) Patch Management
5 11 (8.27%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (8.27%) Configuration Management
5 11 (8.27%) High Availability
6 10 (7.52%) Task Automation
7 9 (6.77%) Infrastructure Management
7 9 (6.77%) Server Patching
8 8 (6.02%) ETL
8 8 (6.02%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (6.02%) Validation
9 7 (5.26%) Change Management
9 7 (5.26%) Customer Requirements
9 7 (5.26%) Scrum
10 6 (4.51%) DevOps
10 6 (4.51%) MVC
10 6 (4.51%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 42 (31.58%) PowerShell
2 38 (28.57%) SQL
3 11 (8.27%) Java
4 9 (6.77%) JavaScript
5 8 (6.02%) Bash Shell
6 7 (5.26%) C#
7 6 (4.51%) Java 8
7 6 (4.51%) VB.NET
8 4 (3.01%) Python
8 4 (3.01%) VBScript
9 3 (2.26%) Go
10 2 (1.50%) PHP
11 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (17.29%) Security Cleared
2 17 (12.78%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (10.53%) SC Cleared
4 8 (6.02%) DV Cleared
4 8 (6.02%) MCSE
5 5 (3.76%) CCA
5 5 (3.76%) Citrix Certification
5 5 (3.76%) MCTS
5 5 (3.76%) VCAP
5 5 (3.76%) VCP4
5 5 (3.76%) VCP5
5 5 (3.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (2.26%) MCSA
7 2 (1.50%) CCNA
7 2 (1.50%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.50%) MCP
8 1 (0.75%) Degree
8 1 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (0.75%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.75%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.01%) SLA
2 3 (2.26%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.75%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.75%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (33.83%) Active Directory
2 43 (32.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (13.53%) Hyper-V
4 14 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (9.77%) vSphere
6 12 (9.02%) Docker
7 9 (6.77%) XenApp
8 8 (6.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 8 (6.02%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
10 5 (3.76%) vCloud
10 5 (3.76%) XenServer
11 3 (2.26%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (2.26%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.50%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.50%) Firmware
12 2 (1.50%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.75%) KVM
Systems Management
1 50 (37.59%) SCCM
2 23 (17.29%) SCOM
3 17 (12.78%) SCVMM
4 14 (10.53%) Ansible
5 13 (9.77%) Puppet
5 13 (9.77%) WSUS
6 8 (6.02%) vCenter Server
7 7 (5.26%) Kubernetes
7 7 (5.26%) Terraform
8 6 (4.51%) Backup Exec
9 5 (3.76%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (3.76%) EMC NetWorker
10 4 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (3.01%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (2.26%) AirWatch
11 3 (2.26%) Nagios
11 3 (2.26%) SCOrch
11 3 (2.26%) SCSM
12 2 (1.50%) Nessus
12 2 (1.50%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 56 (42.11%) VMware
2 34 (25.56%) Microsoft
3 28 (21.05%) Citrix
4 18 (13.53%) Oracle
5 15 (11.28%) HP
6 14 (10.53%) Cisco
7 13 (9.77%) Red Hat
7 13 (9.77%) Remedy
8 10 (7.52%) EMC
8 10 (7.52%) SolarWinds
9 9 (6.77%) Dell
10 8 (6.02%) Ivanti
11 7 (5.26%) Veritas
12 6 (4.51%) SAP
12 6 (4.51%) Sophos
13 5 (3.76%) McAfee
14 4 (3.01%) Atlassian
14 4 (3.01%) NetApp
14 4 (3.01%) Qualys
14 4 (3.01%) Sony