Period
to 22 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 681 625 711
Rank change year-on-year -56 +86 -122
Contract jobs citing Server Building 197 236 169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.25% 0.16%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.23% 0.30% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 167 110
UK median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £230 £287 £241
90th Percentile £568 £515 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £370 £325
% change year-on-year -2.03% +13.85% +0.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 4
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £29.00 £20.20
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.52% +43.56% -37.05%
10th Percentile £12.06 £15.00 £17.65
90th Percentile £32.25 £41.65 £27.42
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £29.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% +52.63% -42.42%

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 84,205 79,866 88,986
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.54% 83.78% 82.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 56,381 52,904 57,748
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £285 £263 £263
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,967 2,230 2,728
UK median hourly rate £23.38 £24.50 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.59% +2.08% +20.00%
10th Percentile £11.35 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.04% -2.00% +25.00%

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 January 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 January 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Server Building in the UK

Server Building
Top 14 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 January 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 -12 191 £400 -1.23% 48
UK excluding London -43 109 £363 -2.03% 36
London -16 86 £425 - 14
North of England +22 40 £350 -13.85% 6
South East -28 35 £370 +2.35% 12
Midlands +1 22 £350 -15.66% 7
North West -1 20 £375 -9.37% 6
East Midlands +4 16 £370 -11.90% 6
Yorkshire +4 11 £425 +3.03%
North East +48 9 £225 -33.82%
East of England -22 8 £361 +20.42% 9
West Midlands +7 6 £301 -8.71% 1
Scotland -44 3 £575 +74.24%
South West +1 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Server Building also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Server Building.

1 112 (56.85%) Windows
2 77 (39.09%) VMware
3 71 (36.04%) Windows Server
4 67 (34.01%) Active Directory
5 61 (30.96%) Microsoft
6 50 (25.38%) VMware Infrastructure
7 46 (23.35%) Linux
8 45 (22.84%) SCCM
9 44 (22.34%) DNS
10 43 (21.83%) SQL Server
10 43 (21.83%) PowerShell
11 37 (18.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 36 (18.27%) Windows Server 2012
13 33 (16.75%) vSphere
14 32 (16.24%) DHCP
14 32 (16.24%) Citrix
14 32 (16.24%) Migration
15 31 (15.74%) Security Cleared
16 30 (15.23%) Bash Shell
17 29 (14.72%) Python
17 29 (14.72%) HP
18 28 (14.21%) Hyper-V
19 27 (13.71%) Perl
20 25 (12.69%) SQL
20 25 (12.69%) SC Cleared
21 24 (12.18%) Amazon AWS
21 24 (12.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 22 (11.17%) Finance
22 22 (11.17%) Unix
22 22 (11.17%) SAN

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 18 (9.14%) MS Exchange
2 11 (5.58%) Apache
2 11 (5.58%) Tomcat
3 9 (4.57%) JBoss
3 9 (4.57%) Skype for Business
4 7 (3.55%) Elasticsearch
4 7 (3.55%) IIS
5 6 (3.05%) SharePoint
5 6 (3.05%) WebLogic
6 5 (2.54%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (0.51%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 5 (2.54%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (2.54%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 5 (2.54%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (3.05%) Teamcenter
2 1 (0.51%) Bloomberg TOMS
2 1 (0.51%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 24 (12.18%) Amazon AWS
2 17 (8.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (7.11%) GitHub
3 14 (7.11%) Office 365
4 3 (1.52%) Mimecast
5 2 (1.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon EMR
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.51%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.51%) IaaS
6 1 (0.51%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (22.34%) DNS
2 32 (16.24%) DHCP
3 22 (11.17%) SAN
4 17 (8.63%) Firewall
5 10 (5.08%) VPN
6 9 (4.57%) MPLS
7 8 (4.06%) IP Telephony
7 8 (4.06%) Skype
8 7 (3.55%) Wireshark
9 6 (3.05%) Internet
9 6 (3.05%) LAN
9 6 (3.05%) tcpdump
9 6 (3.05%) VoIP
9 6 (3.05%) WAN
10 5 (2.54%) NetScaler
11 4 (2.03%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (2.03%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
12 3 (1.52%) VLAN
12 3 (1.52%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (21.83%) SQL Server
2 13 (6.60%) MySQL
3 10 (5.08%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.06%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.03%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.52%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.02%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.51%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.51%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.51%) Impala
8 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.51%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.51%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 12 (6.09%) Git (software)
1 12 (6.09%) Jenkins
2 8 (4.06%) Maven
3 7 (3.55%) Vagrant
4 3 (1.52%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.51%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.51%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.51%) GitLab
5 1 (0.51%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.51%) Selenium
5 1 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.51%) Subversion
5 1 (0.51%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (11.17%) Finance
2 17 (8.63%) Banking
3 9 (4.57%) Manufacturing
4 8 (4.06%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.03%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.52%) Retail
7 2 (1.02%) Automotive
7 2 (1.02%) Law
7 2 (1.02%) Local Government
8 1 (0.51%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (12.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 24 (12.18%) Server Engineer
2 22 (11.17%) Architect
3 19 (9.64%) Linux Engineer
4 16 (8.12%) Windows Engineer
5 15 (7.61%) Administrator
5 15 (7.61%) Analyst
6 14 (7.11%) Unix Engineer
7 13 (6.60%) Unix Linux Engineer
8 12 (6.09%) Infrastructure Manager
8 12 (6.09%) Project Manager
8 12 (6.09%) Windows Server Engineer
9 11 (5.58%) Developer
9 11 (5.58%) DevOps Engineer
9 11 (5.58%) Infrastructure Project Manager
9 11 (5.58%) Systems Administrator
10 9 (4.57%) Build Engineer
10 9 (4.57%) Support Engineer
10 9 (4.57%) Wintel Engineer
11 8 (4.06%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (4.57%) .NET
2 8 (4.06%) LAMP
2 8 (4.06%) Web Services
3 7 (3.55%) HTML
3 7 (3.55%) HTML5
3 7 (3.55%) Kafka
3 7 (3.55%) RabbitMQ
3 7 (3.55%) REST
3 7 (3.55%) Spring
3 7 (3.55%) Spring Boot
4 6 (3.05%) LDAP
5 5 (2.54%) AngularJS
6 4 (2.03%) ASP.NET
6 4 (2.03%) Middleware
7 3 (1.52%) jQuery
7 3 (1.52%) LAPP Stack
7 3 (1.52%) LINQ
7 3 (1.52%) Node.js
7 3 (1.52%) React
7 3 (1.52%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 16 (8.12%) Data Centre
2 15 (7.61%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (7.61%) PKI
3 8 (4.06%) Clustering
4 6 (3.05%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.05%) Management Information System
5 5 (2.54%) Hedge funds
6 3 (1.52%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.02%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.02%) iPad
7 2 (1.02%) iPhone
7 2 (1.02%) Spread Betting
8 1 (0.51%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.51%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.51%) Fixed Income
8 1 (0.51%) FMCG
8 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.51%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 112 (56.85%) Windows
2 71 (36.04%) Windows Server
3 46 (23.35%) Linux
4 37 (18.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (18.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (12.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 22 (11.17%) Unix
8 13 (6.60%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (4.57%) Ubuntu
10 7 (3.55%) CentOS
10 7 (3.55%) Solaris
11 5 (2.54%) Windows 10
11 5 (2.54%) Windows 7
12 4 (2.03%) Windows XP
13 3 (1.52%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.02%) AIX
15 1 (0.51%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (16.24%) Migration
2 22 (11.17%) DevOps
3 20 (10.15%) Project Management
4 19 (9.64%) ITIL
5 13 (6.60%) Validation
6 11 (5.58%) Change Management
7 10 (5.08%) Email Migration
7 10 (5.08%) Software Testing
8 9 (4.57%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (4.57%) PRINCE2
9 8 (4.06%) PLM
9 8 (4.06%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.55%) Incident Management
10 7 (3.55%) Investment Management
10 7 (3.55%) TOGAF
11 6 (3.05%) Application Packaging
11 6 (3.05%) Configuration Management
11 6 (3.05%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.05%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (3.05%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 43 (21.83%) PowerShell
2 30 (15.23%) Bash Shell
3 29 (14.72%) Python
4 27 (13.71%) Perl
5 25 (12.69%) SQL
6 16 (8.12%) Ruby
7 13 (6.60%) Java
8 8 (4.06%) JavaScript
9 7 (3.55%) C#
10 6 (3.05%) Go
11 5 (2.54%) PHP
12 4 (2.03%) Korn
13 3 (1.52%) Jython
13 3 (1.52%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.51%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.51%) R
Qualifications
1 31 (15.74%) Security Cleared
2 25 (12.69%) SC Cleared
3 11 (5.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (4.57%) DV Cleared
5 7 (3.55%) Degree
5 7 (3.55%) MCSE
6 5 (2.54%) MCSA
7 3 (1.52%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.52%) MCP
7 3 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.02%) CCNA
8 2 (1.02%) CCNP
8 2 (1.02%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (1.02%) CISSP
8 2 (1.02%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.02%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.02%) VCAP
9 1 (0.51%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
9 1 (0.51%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.58%) QA
2 2 (1.02%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.02%) PMO
3 1 (0.51%) PMBOK
3 1 (0.51%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (34.01%) Active Directory
2 50 (25.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (16.75%) vSphere
4 28 (14.21%) Hyper-V
5 20 (10.15%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (6.60%) XenApp
7 12 (6.09%) Docker
7 12 (6.09%) Virtual Machines
8 10 (5.08%) Virtual Servers
9 9 (4.57%) XenDesktop
10 4 (2.03%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.52%) DFS Replication
11 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (1.02%) KVM
13 1 (0.51%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.51%) Firmware
13 1 (0.51%) NFS
13 1 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 45 (22.84%) SCCM
2 18 (9.14%) SCVMM
3 16 (8.12%) Ansible
4 14 (7.11%) Puppet
4 14 (7.11%) SCOM
5 9 (4.57%) vCenter Server
6 8 (4.06%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (3.05%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (2.54%) Cobbler
8 5 (2.54%) Red Hat Spacewalk
9 4 (2.03%) PowerCLI
10 3 (1.52%) EMC NetWorker
10 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (1.52%) Tivoli
11 2 (1.02%) HP SIM
11 2 (1.02%) Kubernetes
11 2 (1.02%) WSUS
11 2 (1.02%) yum
12 1 (0.51%) CFEngine
Vendors
1 77 (39.09%) VMware
2 61 (30.96%) Microsoft
3 32 (16.24%) Citrix
4 29 (14.72%) HP
5 20 (10.15%) Red Hat
6 16 (8.12%) Oracle
7 11 (5.58%) Remedy
8 10 (5.08%) McAfee
9 9 (4.57%) Cisco
10 8 (4.06%) Dell
11 7 (3.55%) EMC
11 7 (3.55%) IBM
11 7 (3.55%) Siemens
12 6 (3.05%) Ivanti
12 6 (3.05%) NetApp
13 4 (2.03%) Juniper
13 4 (2.03%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.03%) ThinPrint
14 3 (1.52%) Forcepoint
14 3 (1.52%) Nortel