Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 721 606 683
Rank change year-on-year -115 +77 -107
Contract jobs citing Server Building 168 287 221
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.27% 0.19%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.19% 0.32% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 206 151
UK median daily rate £375 £380 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% +7.69%
10th Percentile £225 £248 £230
90th Percentile £525 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £360 £325
% change year-on-year -4.17% +10.77% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 13 2
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £29.00 £65.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.48% -55.38% +102.56%
10th Percentile £13.95 £15.00 £36.50
90th Percentile £32.20 £41.65 £97.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.00 £29.00 £65.00
% change year-on-year +6.90% -55.38% +96.97%

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 86286 88673 93962
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.52% 83.92% 81.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 57474 58658 60890
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £630 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2038 2353 2731
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.48 £11.26 £11.50
90th Percentile £49.75 £48.75 £47.71
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.02 £24.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -1.96% +4.26% +17.50%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -48 158 £375 -9.09% 19
UK excluding London -83 97 £345 -4.17% 10
London -4 67 £400 -11.11% 9
South East -11 33 £330 -12.00% 3
North of England +6 25 £285 -19.72% 2
Midlands +22 24 £370 -12.94% 1
East Midlands +14 18 £375 -11.76% 1
Yorkshire +12 12 £425 +4.62% 1
East of England -21 8 £350 +16.67% 4
North East +38 7 £169 -39.73%
West Midlands +28 6 £325 -20.00%
North West +8 6 £280 -33.33% 1
Scotland -29 4 £425 +27.63%
South West +5 2 £145 -48.67%
Northern Ireland - 1 £325 -

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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.

1 113 (67.26%) Windows
2 81 (48.21%) VMware
3 80 (47.62%) Windows Server
4 68 (40.48%) Active Directory
5 54 (32.14%) Microsoft
6 53 (31.55%) DNS
7 45 (26.79%) SQL Server
7 45 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
8 38 (22.62%) Linux
9 36 (21.43%) DHCP
10 33 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
11 32 (19.05%) Citrix
12 31 (18.45%) Windows Server 2008
12 31 (18.45%) SCCM
13 26 (15.48%) Security Cleared
14 23 (13.69%) PowerShell
14 23 (13.69%) vSphere
14 23 (13.69%) ITIL
15 22 (13.10%) MS Exchange
15 22 (13.10%) Migration
15 22 (13.10%) Hyper-V
16 20 (11.90%) Finance
16 20 (11.90%) Office 365
16 20 (11.90%) Data Centre
17 19 (11.31%) Bash Shell
17 19 (11.31%) VMware ESXi
17 19 (11.31%) SC Cleared
17 19 (11.31%) Firewall
17 19 (11.31%) HP
18 18 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

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 (13.10%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.74%) Skype for Business
3 11 (6.55%) IIS
3 11 (6.55%) SharePoint
4 8 (4.76%) Elasticsearch
5 6 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.79%) Apache
7 3 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.19%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.60%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.60%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 6 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 6 (3.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 6 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 5 (2.98%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.60%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (3.57%) Teamcenter
2 3 (1.79%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.60%) Bloomberg TOMS
3 1 (0.60%) ION MarketView
Cloud Services
1 20 (11.90%) Office 365
2 18 (10.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (7.74%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.76%) GitHub
5 3 (1.79%) Mimecast
6 2 (1.19%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.60%) Amazon EMR
7 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.60%) IaaS
7 1 (0.60%) PaaS
7 1 (0.60%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 53 (31.55%) DNS
2 36 (21.43%) DHCP
3 19 (11.31%) Firewall
4 17 (10.12%) SAN
5 11 (6.55%) LDAP
5 11 (6.55%) TCP/IP
6 9 (5.36%) Skype
7 8 (4.76%) Internet
7 8 (4.76%) VPN
8 7 (4.17%) WAN
9 6 (3.57%) LAN
10 4 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.79%) IP Telephony
11 3 (1.79%) VoIP
12 2 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.19%) Junos
12 2 (1.19%) MPLS
12 2 (1.19%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.19%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (26.79%) SQL Server
2 12 (7.14%) MySQL
3 10 (5.95%) Relational Database
4 8 (4.76%) RDBMS
5 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (1.79%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.19%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.60%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.60%) BigQuery
8 1 (0.60%) Impala
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.60%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 13 (7.74%) Git (software)
2 8 (4.76%) Maven
3 7 (4.17%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.19%) Selenium
5 1 (0.60%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.60%) GitLab
5 1 (0.60%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.60%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.60%) Subversion
5 1 (0.60%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (0.60%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.60%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.60%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 20 (11.90%) Finance
2 15 (8.93%) Banking
3 8 (4.76%) Investment Banking
4 7 (4.17%) Manufacturing
5 4 (2.38%) Local Government
5 4 (2.38%) Spanish Language
6 2 (1.19%) Marketing
6 2 (1.19%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.60%) Digital Economy
7 1 (0.60%) French Language
7 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.60%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (17.86%) Server Engineer
2 23 (13.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (12.50%) Analyst
4 17 (10.12%) Administrator
5 16 (9.52%) Windows Engineer
6 14 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (7.74%) Windows Server Engineer
8 12 (7.14%) Wintel Engineer
9 11 (6.55%) Linux Administrator
9 11 (6.55%) Linux Engineer
10 10 (5.95%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 9 (5.36%) Build Engineer
11 9 (5.36%) Developer
11 9 (5.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 9 (5.36%) Support Engineer
11 9 (5.36%) VMWare Administrator
12 8 (4.76%) Architect
12 8 (4.76%) Java Developer
13 7 (4.17%) Project Manager
13 7 (4.17%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.36%) HTML
1 9 (5.36%) HTML5
2 8 (4.76%) Kafka
2 8 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
2 8 (4.76%) REST
2 8 (4.76%) Spring
2 8 (4.76%) Spring Boot
3 5 (2.98%) .NET
3 5 (2.98%) AngularJS
3 5 (2.98%) LAMP
4 4 (2.38%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.79%) Node.js
5 3 (1.79%) React
5 3 (1.79%) X-Windows
6 2 (1.19%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.60%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.60%) CSS
7 1 (0.60%) Flash
7 1 (0.60%) Middleware
7 1 (0.60%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.90%) Data Centre
2 16 (9.52%) PKI
3 12 (7.14%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (5.95%) Clustering
5 7 (4.17%) Spread Betting
6 4 (2.38%) iPad
6 4 (2.38%) iPhone
6 4 (2.38%) Replication
7 3 (1.79%) HP Storage
7 3 (1.79%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.19%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.19%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.19%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.60%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Cloud
9 1 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.60%) Fixed Income
9 1 (0.60%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.60%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 113 (67.26%) Windows
2 80 (47.62%) Windows Server
3 38 (22.62%) Linux
4 33 (19.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (18.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (10.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (8.93%) Ubuntu
7 15 (8.93%) Unix
7 15 (8.93%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (7.14%) CentOS
9 9 (5.36%) Windows 10
10 8 (4.76%) Windows 7
11 7 (4.17%) Solaris
12 3 (1.79%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.19%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.60%) AIX
14 1 (0.60%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (13.69%) ITIL
2 22 (13.10%) Migration
3 16 (9.52%) Project Management
4 13 (7.74%) Change Management
4 13 (7.74%) DevOps
5 9 (5.36%) Incident Management
5 9 (5.36%) Service Delivery
5 9 (5.36%) Software Testing
6 7 (4.17%) CRM
6 7 (4.17%) Server Patching
6 7 (4.17%) TOGAF
7 6 (3.57%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (3.57%) Continuous Improvement
7 6 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
7 6 (3.57%) Investment Management
7 6 (3.57%) Load Balancing
7 6 (3.57%) Open Source
7 6 (3.57%) PLM
7 6 (3.57%) Security Operations
8 5 (2.98%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 23 (13.69%) PowerShell
2 19 (11.31%) Bash Shell
3 17 (10.12%) Python
4 16 (9.52%) Perl
5 13 (7.74%) SQL
6 11 (6.55%) Java
7 9 (5.36%) JavaScript
8 7 (4.17%) Go
9 5 (2.98%) Ruby
10 3 (1.79%) PHP
11 2 (1.19%) C#
11 2 (1.19%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.60%) C
12 1 (0.60%) Korn
12 1 (0.60%) PL/SQL
12 1 (0.60%) R
Qualifications
1 26 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 19 (11.31%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (4.17%) Degree
4 7 (4.17%) DV Cleared
4 7 (4.17%) MCSE
5 5 (2.98%) MCP
5 5 (2.98%) MCSA
6 3 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (1.19%) BPSS Clearance
7 2 (1.19%) CISSP
7 2 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (1.19%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.60%) APMP
8 1 (0.60%) RHCE
8 1 (0.60%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.95%) QA
2 3 (1.79%) PMO
3 2 (1.19%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.60%) GxP
4 1 (0.60%) PMBOK
4 1 (0.60%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (40.48%) Active Directory
2 45 (26.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (13.69%) vSphere
4 22 (13.10%) Hyper-V
5 19 (11.31%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (10.12%) Virtual Machines
7 11 (6.55%) XenApp
8 10 (5.95%) Docker
9 7 (4.17%) KVM
9 7 (4.17%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.98%) DFS Replication
10 5 (2.98%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (2.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (1.79%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.60%) Firmware
14 1 (0.60%) NFS
14 1 (0.60%) Terminal Server
14 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (18.45%) SCCM
2 14 (8.33%) Puppet
3 8 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (4.76%) SCVMM
4 7 (4.17%) Ansible
4 7 (4.17%) vCenter Server
4 7 (4.17%) yum
5 5 (2.98%) Cobbler
5 5 (2.98%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 5 (2.98%) SCOM
6 4 (2.38%) WSUS
7 3 (1.79%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (1.79%) FortiGate
7 3 (1.79%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (1.79%) Tivoli
8 2 (1.19%) Backup Exec
8 2 (1.19%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.60%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 81 (48.21%) VMware
2 54 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 32 (19.05%) Citrix
4 19 (11.31%) HP
5 15 (8.93%) Oracle
5 15 (8.93%) Red Hat
6 10 (5.95%) Cisco
6 10 (5.95%) McAfee
7 9 (5.36%) EMC
8 8 (4.76%) Dell
9 7 (4.17%) Siemens
10 6 (3.57%) IBM
11 5 (2.98%) SolarWinds
12 4 (2.38%) AppSense
12 4 (2.38%) ThinPrint
12 4 (2.38%) Veeam
13 3 (1.79%) NetIQ
13 3 (1.79%) Nortel
13 3 (1.79%) Symantec
13 3 (1.79%) Veritas