Period
to 20 May 2019

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 20 May 2019 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
20 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 713 726 684
Rank change year-on-year +13 -42 -73
Contract jobs citing Server Building 132 163 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.16% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.17% 0.19% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 107 107
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £215 £256 £284
90th Percentile £563 £589 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £356
% change year-on-year +2.74% +2.46% +9.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 1
UK median hourly rate £43.20 £21.50 £175.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.93% -87.71% +525.00%
10th Percentile £41.36 £11.68 £162.50
90th Percentile £46.34 £30.63 £187.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.50 -

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 79,099 87,037 77,443
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.94% 86.41% 85.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 52,146 57,439 50,753
UK median daily rate £475 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £305 £298 £275
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £420 £400
% change year-on-year +4.17% +5.00% +0.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,119 2,282 2,120
UK median hourly rate £24.91 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.23% -12.00% -
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.17 £11.47
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.49 £20.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +14.59% -18.00% -6.82%

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 20 May 2019.

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 13 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 20 May 2019. 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 +25 125 £410 +2.50% 5
UK excluding London +10 81 £375 +2.74% 5
London +24 51 £475 +11.76% 1
South East +26 41 £400 +6.67% 1
North of England -13 14 £375 +15.38% 2
Midlands +20 13 £250 -50.00% 1
West Midlands +9 8 £250 -9.09% 1
Scotland +24 7 £90 -79.19% 1
Yorkshire +14 7 £438 +6.06%
North West -5 7 £340 +4.62% 1
East Midlands +19 5 £450 -10.00%
South West -15 4 £303 -10.22%
East of England 0 2 £321 -15.19%

For the 6 months to 20 May 2019, 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 90 (68.18%) Windows
2 72 (54.55%) VMware
3 70 (53.03%) Active Directory
4 61 (46.21%) Windows Server
5 53 (40.15%) Migration
6 40 (30.30%) SCCM
6 40 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 40 (30.30%) Office 365
7 38 (28.79%) Microsoft
8 37 (28.03%) DNS
8 37 (28.03%) Citrix
8 37 (28.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (28.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 30 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
10 27 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (20.45%) PowerShell
10 27 (20.45%) Finance
10 27 (20.45%) Data Centre
11 26 (19.70%) Cisco
11 26 (19.70%) Linux
11 26 (19.70%) MS Exchange
12 22 (16.67%) SQL
13 21 (15.91%) Hyper-V
13 21 (15.91%) Server Management
14 19 (14.39%) ITIL
14 19 (14.39%) Firewall
15 18 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
15 18 (13.64%) Incident Management
15 18 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
16 17 (12.88%) HP

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 26 (19.70%) MS Exchange
2 17 (12.88%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.82%) IIS
4 7 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2003
4 7 (5.30%) Skype for Business
5 6 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.52%) Apache
7 2 (1.52%) Confluence
7 2 (1.52%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.52%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.76%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (5.30%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 40 (30.30%) Office 365
2 30 (22.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (12.12%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (5.30%) IaaS
5 6 (4.55%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (4.55%) SaaS
6 4 (3.03%) PaaS
7 3 (2.27%) Mimecast
7 3 (2.27%) Stackdriver
8 2 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.76%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.76%) GitHub
9 1 (0.76%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.76%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 37 (28.03%) DNS
2 19 (14.39%) Firewall
3 17 (12.88%) DHCP
4 13 (9.85%) MPLS
5 11 (8.33%) Internet
5 11 (8.33%) VPN
6 10 (7.58%) SAN
7 9 (6.82%) IP Telephony
8 8 (6.06%) WAN
9 7 (5.30%) LAN
10 5 (3.79%) TCP/IP
11 4 (3.03%) BGP
11 4 (3.03%) EIGRP
11 4 (3.03%) NetScaler
11 4 (3.03%) OSPF
11 4 (3.03%) RIP
11 4 (3.03%) Unified Communications
11 4 (3.03%) VoIP
12 3 (2.27%) IPsec
12 3 (2.27%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.06%) MySQL
3 7 (5.30%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.27%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.76%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.79%) Jenkins
2 3 (2.27%) Bitbucket
2 3 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (1.52%) Git (software)
3 2 (1.52%) GitLab
3 2 (1.52%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.76%) Artifactory
4 1 (0.76%) Emacs
4 1 (0.76%) JIRA
4 1 (0.76%) Maven
4 1 (0.76%) MSI
4 1 (0.76%) Subversion
General
1 27 (20.45%) Finance
2 7 (5.30%) Banking
2 7 (5.30%) Local Government
2 7 (5.30%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.03%) Advertising
3 4 (3.03%) Back Office
4 3 (2.27%) Billing
4 3 (2.27%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.52%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.52%) Law
5 2 (1.52%) Online Betting
6 1 (0.76%) Electronics
6 1 (0.76%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.76%) Marketing
6 1 (0.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (17.42%) Server Engineer
3 19 (14.39%) Analyst
3 19 (14.39%) Windows Engineer
4 13 (9.85%) Wintel Engineer
5 10 (7.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (7.58%) Infrastructure Support
5 10 (7.58%) Windows Server Engineer
6 9 (6.82%) Administrator
6 9 (6.82%) Server Support
6 9 (6.82%) Support Engineer
7 8 (6.06%) Architect
7 8 (6.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (5.30%) Consultant
9 6 (4.55%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (4.55%) Infrastructure Architect
9 6 (4.55%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.55%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.55%) Windows Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.52%) Web Services
2 1 (0.76%) JSON
2 1 (0.76%) LDAP
2 1 (0.76%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 27 (20.45%) Data Centre
2 14 (10.61%) Clustering
3 11 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.06%) PKI
5 6 (4.55%) Public Cloud
6 5 (3.79%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (3.03%) EMC VMAX
7 4 (3.03%) Hedge funds
7 4 (3.03%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.27%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.27%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 2 (1.52%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.52%) iPhone
9 2 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.52%) RSA SecurID
9 2 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.76%) Fintech
10 1 (0.76%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.76%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 90 (68.18%) Windows
2 61 (46.21%) Windows Server
3 37 (28.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (20.45%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (19.70%) Linux
6 16 (12.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (9.09%) Windows 10
8 7 (5.30%) Windows 7
9 6 (4.55%) Solaris
10 5 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (3.03%) AIX
12 3 (2.27%) CentOS
13 2 (1.52%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.52%) Unix
14 1 (0.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (40.15%) Migration
2 37 (28.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 21 (15.91%) Server Management
4 19 (14.39%) ITIL
5 18 (13.64%) Incident Management
6 12 (9.09%) Task Automation
7 9 (6.82%) ITSM
8 8 (6.06%) Data Migration
8 8 (6.06%) Service Delivery
9 7 (5.30%) Change Management
9 7 (5.30%) DevOps
9 7 (5.30%) Email Migration
9 7 (5.30%) Service Management
9 7 (5.30%) Time Management
10 6 (4.55%) Patch Management
10 6 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
10 6 (4.55%) Server Patching
11 5 (3.79%) Change Control
11 5 (3.79%) Infrastructure Management
11 5 (3.79%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 27 (20.45%) PowerShell
2 22 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (3.03%) Bash Shell
4 3 (2.27%) Python
5 2 (1.52%) Korn
5 2 (1.52%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.76%) Java
6 1 (0.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (9.85%) Security Cleared
3 10 (7.58%) CCNA
3 10 (7.58%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (7.58%) Degree
4 9 (6.82%) MCSA
4 9 (6.82%) SC Cleared
5 8 (6.06%) MCSE
6 6 (4.55%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.03%) CCIP
7 4 (3.03%) CCNP
7 4 (3.03%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (3.03%) MCTS
8 3 (2.27%) CCA
8 3 (2.27%) CCENT
8 3 (2.27%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (2.27%) VCAP
8 3 (2.27%) VCP4
8 3 (2.27%) VCP5
8 3 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.79%) SLA
2 4 (3.03%) QA
3 3 (2.27%) PMO
4 2 (1.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 70 (53.03%) Active Directory
2 40 (30.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (15.91%) Hyper-V
4 18 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (10.61%) vSphere
5 14 (10.61%) XenApp
6 12 (9.09%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (5.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 6 (4.55%) DFS Replication
9 5 (3.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 5 (3.79%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (3.79%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (3.03%) vCloud
10 4 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (2.27%) VMware Server
12 2 (1.52%) Docker
12 2 (1.52%) Firmware
12 2 (1.52%) XenDesktop
13 1 (0.76%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.76%) zsh
Systems Management
1 40 (30.30%) SCCM
2 15 (11.36%) vCenter Server
3 13 (9.85%) SCOM
4 10 (7.58%) SCVMM
5 7 (5.30%) Ansible
5 7 (5.30%) Puppet
6 6 (4.55%) NetBackup
7 5 (3.79%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (3.03%) Terraform
8 4 (3.03%) vMotion
8 4 (3.03%) WSUS
9 2 (1.52%) Kubernetes
9 2 (1.52%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (1.52%) Nagios
9 2 (1.52%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (1.52%) Packer
9 2 (1.52%) Tivoli
9 2 (1.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 2 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 72 (54.55%) VMware
2 38 (28.79%) Microsoft
3 37 (28.03%) Citrix
4 26 (19.70%) Cisco
5 17 (12.88%) HP
6 15 (11.36%) Ivanti
7 11 (8.33%) McAfee
8 10 (7.58%) EMC
8 10 (7.58%) Oracle
9 8 (6.06%) Juniper
10 7 (5.30%) Splunk
11 6 (4.55%) ServiceNow
12 5 (3.79%) NetApp
13 4 (3.03%) 3PAR
13 4 (3.03%) Alcatel-Lucent
13 4 (3.03%) Brocade
13 4 (3.03%) Google
13 4 (3.03%) IBM
13 4 (3.03%) Red Hat
14 3 (2.27%) Meraki