Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 773 718 625
Rank change year-on-year -55 -93 +79
Contract jobs citing Server Building 130 178 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.17% 0.26%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.14% 0.20% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 120 189
UK median daily rate £378 £389 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.77% -2.81% +14.29%
10th Percentile £262 £224 £280
90th Percentile £550 £538 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £360
% change year-on-year +7.14% -2.78% +10.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 8 13
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £29.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -34.48% +12.84%
10th Percentile £11.70 £12.54 £15.00
90th Percentile £41.80 £32.15 £41.65
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £30.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -20.83% +3.45% -3.33%

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 90,418 88,119 87,561
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 86.77% 85.88% 85.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,907 58,813 57,686
UK median daily rate £465 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% +2.41%
10th Percentile £300 £278 £263
90th Percentile £638 £638 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £400
% change year-on-year +6.12% +0.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,315 2,058 2,464
UK median hourly rate £22.43 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.54% +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.25 £11.06
90th Percentile £50.25 £49.58 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -16.00% +11.11% -

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -49 126 £378 -3.21% 27
UK excluding London -15 89 £375 +7.14% 22
South East -9 42 £388 +17.42% 12
London -25 38 £463 +9.14% 5
North of England -17 20 £285 -9.52% 5
South West -15 11 £325 +124.14% 1
Midlands -33 10 £333 -7.64% 2
Yorkshire -14 9 £401 -5.59% 1
East Midlands -4 7 £333 -12.50% 1
North West -8 6 £280 -21.68% 3
North East -11 5 £200 +18.52% 1
East of England -8 3 £232 -34.65% 2
West Midlands -20 3 - - 1
Wales - 2 £400 -
Scotland -13 1 £400 -5.88%

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 82 (63.08%) Windows
2 58 (44.62%) VMware
3 53 (40.77%) Windows Server
4 48 (36.92%) SQL Server
5 46 (35.38%) SCCM
6 44 (33.85%) SQL
7 43 (33.08%) PowerShell
8 42 (32.31%) VMware Infrastructure
9 41 (31.54%) Linux
10 39 (30.00%) Active Directory
11 31 (23.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 27 (20.77%) Microsoft
13 26 (20.00%) Security Cleared
14 25 (19.23%) Clustering
14 25 (19.23%) Data Centre
15 23 (17.69%) Citrix
15 23 (17.69%) Migration
16 22 (16.92%) MS Exchange
16 22 (16.92%) Hyper-V
17 21 (16.15%) SCVMM
17 21 (16.15%) Server Management
18 20 (15.38%) SCOM
18 20 (15.38%) Oracle
18 20 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
19 18 (13.85%) Firewall
19 18 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
19 18 (13.85%) Jenkins
20 17 (13.08%) Finance
21 16 (12.31%) Unix
21 16 (12.31%) Git (software)

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 22 (16.92%) MS Exchange
2 13 (10.00%) SharePoint
3 11 (8.46%) Confluence
4 10 (7.69%) Skype for Business
5 7 (5.38%) IIS
6 6 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2003
7 5 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (2.31%) Apache
8 3 (2.31%) Tomcat
9 2 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.54%) IBM Domino
9 2 (1.54%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.54%) JBoss
9 2 (1.54%) MS Project Server
9 2 (1.54%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.77%) Drupal
10 1 (0.77%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.77%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (4.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.31%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.77%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (12.31%) Office 365
2 10 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (4.62%) IaaS
4 4 (3.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (3.08%) SaaS
5 3 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (2.31%) OpenShift
5 3 (2.31%) PaaS
6 2 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.77%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.77%) Amazon SQS
7 1 (0.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 18 (13.85%) Firewall
2 13 (10.00%) SAN
3 11 (8.46%) DNS
4 9 (6.92%) DHCP
5 8 (6.15%) Unified Communications
6 6 (4.62%) Kerberos
7 5 (3.85%) SSL
8 3 (2.31%) HTTPS
8 3 (2.31%) Skype
8 3 (2.31%) VPN
9 2 (1.54%) DKIM
9 2 (1.54%) IMAP
9 2 (1.54%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.54%) NAS
9 2 (1.54%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.54%) WAN
10 1 (0.77%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (0.77%) LAN
10 1 (0.77%) Network Security
10 1 (0.77%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (36.92%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (5.38%) Oracle Database
4 6 (4.62%) MySQL
5 5 (3.85%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.54%) Microsoft Power View
6 2 (1.54%) Power BI
6 2 (1.54%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.77%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.77%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 18 (13.85%) Jenkins
2 16 (12.31%) Git (software)
3 12 (9.23%) JIRA
4 8 (6.15%) GitLab
5 7 (5.38%) Subversion
6 6 (4.62%) Maven
6 6 (4.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.77%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.77%) Selenium
7 1 (0.77%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.77%) WebDriver
General
1 17 (13.08%) Finance
2 6 (4.62%) Law
2 6 (4.62%) Local Government
3 5 (3.85%) Banking
3 5 (3.85%) Marketing
4 3 (2.31%) Back Office
4 3 (2.31%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.54%) Electronics
5 2 (1.54%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.54%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.77%) Legal
6 1 (0.77%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 28 (21.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 28 (21.54%) Server Engineer
2 23 (17.69%) Windows Engineer
3 14 (10.77%) Windows Server Engineer
4 13 (10.00%) Administrator
4 13 (10.00%) Build Engineer
5 12 (9.23%) Server Build Engineer
6 9 (6.92%) Developer
6 9 (6.92%) Windows Build Engineer
7 8 (6.15%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (5.38%) Analyst
8 7 (5.38%) VMware Engineer
8 7 (5.38%) Windows Administrator
8 7 (5.38%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.62%) Architect
9 6 (4.62%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.85%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.85%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (6.92%) LDAP
2 7 (5.38%) .NET
2 7 (5.38%) HTML
3 6 (4.62%) .NET Framework
3 6 (4.62%) ADO.NET
3 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET
3 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET MVC
3 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web API
3 6 (4.62%) ASP.NET Web Forms
3 6 (4.62%) CSS
3 6 (4.62%) Entity Framework
3 6 (4.62%) jQuery
3 6 (4.62%) WCF
3 6 (4.62%) XML
4 5 (3.85%) REST
5 2 (1.54%) LAMP
5 2 (1.54%) React
5 2 (1.54%) SPNEGO
5 2 (1.54%) Spring
5 2 (1.54%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 25 (19.23%) Clustering
1 25 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.15%) PKI
3 7 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.38%) VxBlock/Vblock
4 4 (3.08%) EMC VNX
5 3 (2.31%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.31%) Credit Risk
5 3 (2.31%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.54%) EMC VNXe
6 2 (1.54%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.54%) iPad
6 2 (1.54%) iPhone
6 2 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.54%) NHS
6 2 (1.54%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.77%) CESG
7 1 (0.77%) Derivative
7 1 (0.77%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.77%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 82 (63.08%) Windows
2 53 (40.77%) Windows Server
3 41 (31.54%) Linux
4 18 (13.85%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (12.31%) Unix
6 13 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (8.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (6.92%) Windows 10
10 4 (3.08%) Solaris
11 3 (2.31%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.54%) AIX
12 2 (1.54%) CentOS
12 2 (1.54%) HPUX
12 2 (1.54%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.77%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (23.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (17.69%) Migration
3 21 (16.15%) Server Management
4 15 (11.54%) Patch Management
5 13 (10.00%) Configuration Management
6 12 (9.23%) Task Automation
7 11 (8.46%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (6.92%) ETL
8 9 (6.92%) Infrastructure Management
8 9 (6.92%) ITIL
9 8 (6.15%) Incident Management
9 8 (6.15%) Validation
10 7 (5.38%) Continuous Delivery
10 7 (5.38%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (5.38%) Issue Tracking
10 7 (5.38%) Scrum
11 6 (4.62%) DevOps
11 6 (4.62%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (4.62%) Security Hardening
11 6 (4.62%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 44 (33.85%) SQL
2 43 (33.08%) PowerShell
3 9 (6.92%) Java
4 7 (5.38%) C#
5 6 (4.62%) Bash Shell
5 6 (4.62%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.62%) VB.NET
6 5 (3.85%) Python
7 2 (1.54%) Java 8
7 2 (1.54%) VBScript
8 1 (0.77%) Go
8 1 (0.77%) Korn
8 1 (0.77%) Perl
8 1 (0.77%) PHP
8 1 (0.77%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 26 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (10.77%) SC Cleared
4 12 (9.23%) DV Cleared
5 9 (6.92%) MCSE
6 7 (5.38%) CCA
6 7 (5.38%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (5.38%) MCTS
6 7 (5.38%) VCAP
6 7 (5.38%) VCP4
6 7 (5.38%) VCP5
6 7 (5.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.08%) MCSA
8 3 (2.31%) MCP
9 2 (1.54%) CCNA
9 2 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (0.77%) CCNP
10 1 (0.77%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.77%) Degree
10 1 (0.77%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.77%) Government Security Classifications
1 1 (0.77%) HMG Security Policy Framework
1 1 (0.77%) PMO
1 1 (0.77%) QA
1 1 (0.77%) SLA
System Software
1 42 (32.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 22 (16.92%) Hyper-V
4 16 (12.31%) vSphere
5 13 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
6 10 (7.69%) Virtual Servers
7 9 (6.92%) Docker
8 8 (6.15%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (6.15%) XenApp
8 8 (6.15%) XenServer
9 7 (5.38%) vCloud
10 6 (4.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (3.08%) Firmware
12 3 (2.31%) DFS Replication
12 3 (2.31%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.77%) KVM
13 1 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.77%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 46 (35.38%) SCCM
2 21 (16.15%) SCVMM
3 20 (15.38%) SCOM
4 13 (10.00%) Ansible
5 12 (9.23%) Puppet
6 11 (8.46%) vCenter Server
7 9 (6.92%) WSUS
8 7 (5.38%) Cisco CUCM
8 7 (5.38%) Kubernetes
8 7 (5.38%) Terraform
9 6 (4.62%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (3.85%) EMC NetWorker
11 4 (3.08%) AirWatch
12 3 (2.31%) Nagios
12 3 (2.31%) SCOrch
12 3 (2.31%) SCSM
12 3 (2.31%) vRealize
12 3 (2.31%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Satellite
13 2 (1.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
Vendors
1 58 (44.62%) VMware
2 27 (20.77%) Microsoft
3 23 (17.69%) Citrix
4 20 (15.38%) Oracle
5 12 (9.23%) HP
6 11 (8.46%) Cisco
6 11 (8.46%) Red Hat
6 11 (8.46%) Remedy
7 10 (7.69%) EMC
8 9 (6.92%) SolarWinds
9 7 (5.38%) Dell
9 7 (5.38%) Ivanti
9 7 (5.38%) Veritas
10 5 (3.85%) NetApp
11 4 (3.08%) Atlassian
11 4 (3.08%) Sony
12 3 (2.31%) Forcepoint
12 3 (2.31%) ServiceNow
12 3 (2.31%) Splunk
12 3 (2.31%) Symantec