Period
to 22 July 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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 796 705 572
Rank change year-on-year -91 -133 +17
Contract jobs citing Server Building 105 155 333
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.16% 0.30%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.19% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 120 210
UK median daily rate £375 £374 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.27% -6.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £256 £267 £225
90th Percentile £515 £532 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +2.86% +6.06% -5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 10
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -32.14% +17.89%
10th Percentile £11.00 £16.60 £20.88
90th Percentile £30.50 £153.80 £41.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 - £28.00

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 88,579 81,472 92,785
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.73% 84.93% 84.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 58,435 53,324 61,119
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.11% +5.76% +6.25%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £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 2,441 2,132 2,266
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £25.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.00% +4.17% +11.63%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.50 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £52.49 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% - +16.01%

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 22 July 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Building over the 6 months to 22 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 22 July 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 -89 100 £375 - 28
UK excluding London -37 65 £360 +2.86% 18
London -69 40 £400 -11.11% 10
North of England -10 26 £280 - 5
South East -52 17 £363 +1.75% 6
North West -14 13 £280 - 4
Midlands -9 9 £500 +53.85% 2
Yorkshire -13 9 £413 +17.86%
East of England +8 6 £375 - 3
East Midlands +5 5 £500 +33.33%
South West +8 4 £338 +132.76% 2
North East +4 4 £263 -6.25% 1
West Midlands -27 4 £275 -8.33% 2
Wales - 3 - -
Scotland -33 2 £290 -31.76%

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 60 (57.14%) Windows
2 52 (49.52%) Active Directory
3 40 (38.10%) SCCM
4 39 (37.14%) Windows Server
5 33 (31.43%) Microsoft
6 32 (30.48%) PowerShell
7 31 (29.52%) VMware
8 29 (27.62%) Citrix
9 28 (26.67%) Migration
10 26 (24.76%) SQL Server
11 23 (21.90%) SCOM
11 23 (21.90%) Linux
11 23 (21.90%) MS Exchange
12 22 (20.95%) Security Cleared
12 22 (20.95%) Data Centre
13 21 (20.00%) PKI
13 21 (20.00%) Finance
14 20 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
14 20 (19.05%) Office 365
15 18 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
15 18 (17.14%) SQL
16 17 (16.19%) DNS
17 16 (15.24%) Clustering
17 16 (15.24%) SC Cleared
18 15 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
18 15 (14.29%) SAN
18 15 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
19 14 (13.33%) Skype for Business
19 14 (13.33%) HP
20 13 (12.38%) DHCP

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 23 (21.90%) MS Exchange
2 14 (13.33%) Skype for Business
3 10 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
4 9 (8.57%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.71%) IIS
6 4 (3.81%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.86%) Apache
7 3 (2.86%) JBoss
7 3 (2.86%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.90%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.90%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.90%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.95%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.95%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.95%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (19.05%) Office 365
2 15 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (7.62%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.76%) GitHub
5 2 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.90%) IaaS
5 2 (1.90%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.95%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.19%) DNS
2 15 (14.29%) SAN
3 13 (12.38%) DHCP
4 11 (10.48%) NAS
5 9 (8.57%) VPN
6 8 (7.62%) Firewall
7 6 (5.71%) IP Telephony
7 6 (5.71%) MPLS
8 4 (3.81%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (3.81%) Kerberos
8 4 (3.81%) Structured Cabling
9 3 (2.86%) SSL
9 3 (2.86%) WAN
10 2 (1.90%) LAN
11 1 (0.95%) Extranet
11 1 (0.95%) HTTP
11 1 (0.95%) Internet
11 1 (0.95%) SNMP
11 1 (0.95%) TCP/IP
11 1 (0.95%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (24.76%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.81%) MySQL
3 4 (3.81%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.90%) Oracle Database 12c
5 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.95%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.95%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.95%) OLTP
6 1 (0.95%) Oracle Reports
6 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.95%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.95%) QlikView
6 1 (0.95%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (4.76%) GitLab
2 4 (3.81%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.86%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.86%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (1.90%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.95%) Maven
5 1 (0.95%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.95%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (10.48%) Local Government
3 8 (7.62%) Banking
4 7 (6.67%) Manufacturing
5 6 (5.71%) Financial Institution
6 3 (2.86%) Investment Banking
6 3 (2.86%) Law
7 2 (1.90%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.95%) International Banking
8 1 (0.95%) Legal
Job Titles
1 26 (24.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (18.10%) Server Engineer
3 10 (9.52%) Architect
4 9 (8.57%) Developer
5 8 (7.62%) Support Engineer
6 7 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.71%) Enterprise Architect
7 6 (5.71%) Project Manager
7 6 (5.71%) Wintel Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Consultant
8 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Manager
8 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Project Manager
8 5 (4.76%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (4.76%) IT Support
8 5 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (4.76%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.81%) Senior IT Support
9 4 (3.81%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.76%) React
1 5 (4.76%) REST
1 5 (4.76%) Spring
1 5 (4.76%) Spring Boot
2 4 (3.81%) HTML
2 4 (3.81%) Kafka
2 4 (3.81%) RabbitMQ
3 3 (2.86%) .NET
3 3 (2.86%) .NET Framework
3 3 (2.86%) ADO.NET
3 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET
3 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web API
3 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 3 (2.86%) CSS
3 3 (2.86%) Entity Framework
3 3 (2.86%) jQuery
3 3 (2.86%) WCF
3 3 (2.86%) XML
4 2 (1.90%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 22 (20.95%) Data Centre
2 21 (20.00%) PKI
3 16 (15.24%) Clustering
4 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (3.81%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.86%) iPhone
7 2 (1.90%) CMDB
7 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.90%) Derivative
7 2 (1.90%) iPad
7 2 (1.90%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.95%) CESG
8 1 (0.95%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.95%) EMC VNXe
8 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.95%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (0.95%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.95%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 60 (57.14%) Windows
2 39 (37.14%) Windows Server
3 23 (21.90%) Linux
4 18 (17.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 10 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (8.57%) Windows 10
9 7 (6.67%) Unix
10 6 (5.71%) Windows 7
11 5 (4.76%) CentOS
11 5 (4.76%) Ubuntu
11 5 (4.76%) Windows 2000
12 4 (3.81%) Android
13 1 (0.95%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.95%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (0.95%) Solaris
13 1 (0.95%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (26.67%) Migration
2 12 (11.43%) ITIL
2 12 (11.43%) Server Patching
3 11 (10.48%) Change Management
4 9 (8.57%) Validation
5 8 (7.62%) Proactive Monitoring
6 7 (6.67%) Investment Management
7 6 (5.71%) Configuration Management
7 6 (5.71%) Email Migration
7 6 (5.71%) High Availability
7 6 (5.71%) Project Management
8 5 (4.76%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (4.76%) PLM
8 5 (4.76%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.76%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (4.76%) Server Hardening
8 5 (4.76%) Service Management
9 4 (3.81%) Data Migration
9 4 (3.81%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 32 (30.48%) PowerShell
2 18 (17.14%) SQL
3 7 (6.67%) Python
4 6 (5.71%) Java
5 5 (4.76%) Bash Shell
5 5 (4.76%) Java 8
5 5 (4.76%) JavaScript
6 4 (3.81%) Perl
6 4 (3.81%) VBScript
7 3 (2.86%) C#
7 3 (2.86%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.90%) Go
8 2 (1.90%) VB
9 1 (0.95%) C
9 1 (0.95%) Jython
9 1 (0.95%) PHP
9 1 (0.95%) Ruby
9 1 (0.95%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.95%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (20.95%) Security Cleared
2 16 (15.24%) SC Cleared
3 9 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (4.76%) DV Cleared
4 5 (4.76%) MCSE
5 3 (2.86%) Degree
5 3 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.90%) CCNA
6 2 (1.90%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
7 1 (0.95%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.95%) MCSA
7 1 (0.95%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.95%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.76%) QA
2 4 (3.81%) SLA
3 1 (0.95%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.95%) GDPR
3 1 (0.95%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (0.95%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (0.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (49.52%) Active Directory
2 20 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (11.43%) Hyper-V
4 11 (10.48%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (10.48%) XenApp
5 10 (9.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 10 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (8.57%) vSphere
7 6 (5.71%) Docker
8 4 (3.81%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (2.86%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.95%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.95%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 40 (38.10%) SCCM
2 23 (21.90%) SCOM
3 10 (9.52%) SCVMM
3 10 (9.52%) vCenter Server
3 10 (9.52%) WSUS
4 8 (7.62%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (5.71%) Puppet
6 5 (4.76%) Ansible
6 5 (4.76%) Backup Exec
6 5 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (2.86%) SCOrch
7 3 (2.86%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.90%) Cisco CUCM
8 2 (1.90%) EMC VPLEX
8 2 (1.90%) Nagios
8 2 (1.90%) Red Hat Satellite
8 2 (1.90%) Red Hat Spacewalk
8 2 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.95%) WMI
Vendors
1 33 (31.43%) Microsoft
2 31 (29.52%) VMware
3 29 (27.62%) Citrix
4 14 (13.33%) HP
5 12 (11.43%) Red Hat
5 12 (11.43%) Remedy
6 11 (10.48%) Cisco
6 11 (10.48%) Oracle
7 10 (9.52%) McAfee
8 6 (5.71%) Dell
9 5 (4.76%) SAP
9 5 (4.76%) SolarWinds
9 5 (4.76%) Sophos
10 4 (3.81%) EMC
10 4 (3.81%) Ivanti
10 4 (3.81%) Symantec
10 4 (3.81%) Veeam
11 3 (2.86%) NetApp
11 3 (2.86%) Qualys
11 3 (2.86%) Shavlik