Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 715 668 641
Rank change year-on-year -47 -27 -71
Contract jobs citing Server Building 169 180 253
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.24%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.20% 0.23% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 127 148
UK median daily rate £395 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.33% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £229 £282 £250
90th Percentile £588 £538 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £360 £330
% change year-on-year +0.69% +9.09% -3.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 10
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £24.54
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.86% +18.19% +21.56%
10th Percentile £11.68 £28.20 £17.50
90th Percentile £30.63 £41.30 £30.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £29.00 £26.58
% change year-on-year -25.86% +9.13% +39.87%

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 86,597 78,235 89,282
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 85.60% 84.37% 83.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 57,197 51,483 58,291
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £298 £270 £263
90th Percentile £638 £620 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £400 £395
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.27% +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,222 2,132 2,454
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £24.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.00% +3.14% +18.24%
10th Percentile £11.19 £11.40 £11.50
90th Percentile £50.25 £51.25 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.24 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year -15.04% - +14.14%

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 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 -35 161 £390 +4.00% 36
UK excluding London -38 89 £363 +0.69% 25
London -41 80 £425 -5.56% 14
North of England +3 36 £280 -19.42% 11
South East -35 31 £375 +6.38% 7
North West 0 26 £350 +1.45% 8
Midlands -8 9 £433 +8.13% 2
North East +35 8 £225 -1.10% 2
West Midlands +3 6 £275 -8.33% 1
East of England +1 6 £363 -14.71% 1
Scotland -42 4 £575 +53.33%
East Midlands 0 3 £590 +42.17% 1
Wales - 3 - - 1
Yorkshire -23 2 £413 +14.58% 1
South West +5 1 £525 +133.33% 1

For the 6 months to 20 April 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 86 (50.89%) Windows
2 64 (37.87%) Active Directory
3 59 (34.91%) SCCM
3 59 (34.91%) PowerShell
4 55 (32.54%) VMware
5 50 (29.59%) Windows Server
6 48 (28.40%) Microsoft
7 41 (24.26%) Migration
8 39 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 35 (20.71%) Linux
9 35 (20.71%) Citrix
10 30 (17.75%) Security Cleared
10 30 (17.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (17.16%) SCOM
12 28 (16.57%) SQL Server
12 28 (16.57%) DNS
13 27 (15.98%) HP
13 27 (15.98%) vSphere
14 26 (15.38%) SQL
15 25 (14.79%) SC Cleared
15 25 (14.79%) Windows Server 2008
16 23 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
16 23 (13.61%) Bash Shell
16 23 (13.61%) DHCP
17 22 (13.02%) Python
17 22 (13.02%) Finance
17 22 (13.02%) PKI
18 21 (12.43%) Validation
19 20 (11.83%) Hyper-V
19 20 (11.83%) Data Centre

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 19 (11.24%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.51%) Apache
2 11 (6.51%) Skype for Business
3 10 (5.92%) JBoss
3 10 (5.92%) Tomcat
4 7 (4.14%) WebLogic
5 6 (3.55%) Exchange Server 2003
6 5 (2.96%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.37%) IIS
8 3 (1.78%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2013
10 1 (0.59%) Apache Spark
10 1 (0.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 23 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
2 16 (9.47%) Office 365
3 14 (8.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (6.51%) GitHub
5 3 (1.78%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.59%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.59%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.59%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (16.57%) DNS
2 23 (13.61%) DHCP
3 18 (10.65%) SAN
4 13 (7.69%) MPLS
5 11 (6.51%) Firewall
5 11 (6.51%) IP Telephony
6 10 (5.92%) VPN
7 8 (4.73%) Wireshark
8 7 (4.14%) tcpdump
9 6 (3.55%) NetScaler
10 5 (2.96%) VoIP
11 4 (2.37%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (2.37%) iSCSI
12 3 (1.78%) Internet
12 3 (1.78%) LAN
12 3 (1.78%) SSL
12 3 (1.78%) VSAN
12 3 (1.78%) WAN
13 2 (1.18%) SNMP
13 2 (1.18%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (16.57%) SQL Server
2 7 (4.14%) MySQL
3 4 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (2.37%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.18%) Oracle Database
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.59%) Amazon Redshift
6 1 (0.59%) BigQuery
6 1 (0.59%) Impala
6 1 (0.59%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (0.59%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.59%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 11 (6.51%) Jenkins
2 7 (4.14%) Vagrant
3 5 (2.96%) Git (software)
4 4 (2.37%) Visual Studio
5 3 (1.78%) GitLab
6 2 (1.18%) Artifactory
6 2 (1.18%) Maven
6 2 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
7 1 (0.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.59%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.59%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.59%) Subversion
7 1 (0.59%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (13.02%) Finance
2 13 (7.69%) Banking
3 8 (4.73%) Local Government
4 5 (2.96%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.96%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.37%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.78%) Law
6 3 (1.78%) Pharmaceutical
7 2 (1.18%) Automotive
7 2 (1.18%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (16.57%) Architect
2 23 (13.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (10.65%) Server Engineer
4 13 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 13 (7.69%) Project Manager
5 12 (7.10%) Enterprise Architect
5 12 (7.10%) Infrastructure Manager
5 12 (7.10%) Infrastructure Project Manager
5 12 (7.10%) Unix Engineer
5 12 (7.10%) Windows Engineer
6 11 (6.51%) Wintel Engineer
7 10 (5.92%) Enterprise Management Architect
8 9 (5.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (5.33%) Developer
9 8 (4.73%) DevOps Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) Support Engineer
9 8 (4.73%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (4.14%) Active Directory Engineer
10 7 (4.14%) Build Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.33%) .NET
1 9 (5.33%) Web Services
2 6 (3.55%) ASP.NET
2 6 (3.55%) LAMP
3 5 (2.96%) jQuery
4 4 (2.37%) Middleware
5 3 (1.78%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.78%) ASP.NET Web API
5 3 (1.78%) Entity Framework
5 3 (1.78%) HTML
5 3 (1.78%) Kafka
5 3 (1.78%) LAPP Stack
5 3 (1.78%) LDAP
5 3 (1.78%) LINQ
5 3 (1.78%) RabbitMQ
5 3 (1.78%) React
5 3 (1.78%) REST
5 3 (1.78%) Spring
5 3 (1.78%) Spring Boot
5 3 (1.78%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (13.02%) PKI
2 20 (11.83%) Data Centre
3 14 (8.28%) Clustering
4 8 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (4.14%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (4.14%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.96%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.78%) iPhone
7 3 (1.78%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.18%) iPad
9 1 (0.59%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.59%) FMCG
9 1 (0.59%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.59%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.59%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.59%) Replication
9 1 (0.59%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 86 (50.89%) Windows
2 50 (29.59%) Windows Server
3 35 (20.71%) Linux
4 30 (17.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (14.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (10.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (9.47%) Unix
8 15 (8.88%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.96%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.96%) Windows 2000
10 4 (2.37%) CentOS
10 4 (2.37%) Windows 7
11 3 (1.78%) Solaris
11 3 (1.78%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.18%) AIX
12 2 (1.18%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.59%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.59%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (24.26%) Migration
2 21 (12.43%) Validation
3 16 (9.47%) DevOps
3 16 (9.47%) Project Management
4 13 (7.69%) Email Migration
5 11 (6.51%) ITIL
6 10 (5.92%) PRINCE2
7 9 (5.33%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (5.33%) Change Management
8 8 (4.73%) Incident Management
9 7 (4.14%) Configuration Management
10 6 (3.55%) Application Packaging
10 6 (3.55%) Matrix Organization
10 6 (3.55%) Security Patching
11 5 (2.96%) Cybersecurity
11 5 (2.96%) IT Strategy
11 5 (2.96%) Proactive Monitoring
11 5 (2.96%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (2.96%) Scrum
11 5 (2.96%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 59 (34.91%) PowerShell
2 26 (15.38%) SQL
3 23 (13.61%) Bash Shell
4 22 (13.02%) Python
5 18 (10.65%) Perl
6 14 (8.28%) Ruby
7 9 (5.33%) C#
8 7 (4.14%) Java
9 5 (2.96%) VB.NET
10 4 (2.37%) JavaScript
10 4 (2.37%) Jython
10 4 (2.37%) Korn
10 4 (2.37%) PHP
11 3 (1.78%) Java 8
12 2 (1.18%) Go
12 2 (1.18%) VB
12 2 (1.18%) VBScript
13 1 (0.59%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.59%) R
13 1 (0.59%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 30 (17.75%) Security Cleared
2 25 (14.79%) SC Cleared
3 10 (5.92%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (4.73%) DV Cleared
5 6 (3.55%) MCSE
6 5 (2.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (1.78%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
8 2 (1.18%) CCNA
8 2 (1.18%) CCNP
8 2 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.18%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.18%) Degree
8 2 (1.18%) VCAP
9 1 (0.59%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.59%) CISSP
9 1 (0.59%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.59%) MCP
9 1 (0.59%) MCSA
9 1 (0.59%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.37%) QA
2 1 (0.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.59%) GDPR
2 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.59%) SLA
System Software
1 64 (37.87%) Active Directory
2 39 (23.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (15.98%) vSphere
4 20 (11.83%) Hyper-V
5 18 (10.65%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (8.28%) XenApp
7 10 (5.92%) Virtual Servers
8 9 (5.33%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (4.73%) Docker
10 6 (3.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 5 (2.96%) XenDesktop
12 3 (1.78%) DFS Replication
12 3 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.59%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.59%) NFS
13 1 (0.59%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.59%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 59 (34.91%) SCCM
2 29 (17.16%) SCOM
3 19 (11.24%) SCVMM
4 13 (7.69%) Ansible
5 12 (7.10%) vCenter Server
6 8 (4.73%) Puppet
7 7 (4.14%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (4.14%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (2.96%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.96%) WSUS
9 4 (2.37%) PowerCLI
10 3 (1.78%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (1.78%) Red Hat Satellite
11 2 (1.18%) Cisco CUCM
11 2 (1.18%) Cobbler
11 2 (1.18%) EMC VPLEX
11 2 (1.18%) HP SIM
11 2 (1.18%) Red Hat Spacewalk
11 2 (1.18%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.59%) Docker Swarm
Vendors
1 55 (32.54%) VMware
2 48 (28.40%) Microsoft
3 35 (20.71%) Citrix
4 27 (15.98%) HP
5 19 (11.24%) Remedy
6 16 (9.47%) Red Hat
7 11 (6.51%) Oracle
8 10 (5.92%) Cisco
9 9 (5.33%) Dell
10 7 (4.14%) McAfee
11 6 (3.55%) Ivanti
11 6 (3.55%) NetApp
12 5 (2.96%) EMC
12 5 (2.96%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.37%) IBM
13 4 (2.37%) Symantec
14 3 (1.78%) Compaq
15 2 (1.18%) Juniper
15 2 (1.18%) Nortel
15 2 (1.18%) Veritas