Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Server Specialist was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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 Specialist
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 870 836 832
Rank change year-on-year -34 -4 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Server Specialist 26 50 62
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.025% 0.048% 0.054%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.027% 0.050% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 29 41
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -10.26% +4.00%
10th Percentile £290 £263 £306
90th Percentile £438 £476 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £380
% change year-on-year +14.29% -7.89% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
UK median hourly rate £180.00 £40.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +350.00% +100.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £180.00 £40.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +350.00% +100.00% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Server Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings that featured Server Specialist in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Server Specialist in the UK

Server Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Server Specialist.

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Specialist in the UK

Server Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Specialist over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Specialist in the UK

Server Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Specialist.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Specialist in the UK

Server Specialist
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Specialist within the UK over the 6 months to 24 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
UK excluding London +20 23 £400 +14.29% 3
England -37 18 £400 +14.29% 3
Scotland +9 8 £417 -0.70% 1
South East -6 8 £325 -7.14% 1
Midlands +33 4 £400 +17.65%
East Midlands - 4 £400 -
London -16 3 £410 -10.58% 1
North of England +51 2 £325 +2.77%
Yorkshire +25 1 - -
North West +25 1 £325 +4.00%
East of England -3 1 - -

Server Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 2017, Server Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Server Specialist in the job title.

1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
3 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
5 10 (38.46%) VMware
5 10 (38.46%) Hyper-V
6 8 (30.77%) SAN
7 7 (26.92%) Citrix
7 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
8 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (23.08%) SCCM
8 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
9 5 (19.23%) LAN
9 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
9 5 (19.23%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (19.23%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
10 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
10 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
10 4 (15.38%) XenApp
10 4 (15.38%) Application Packaging
10 4 (15.38%) Banking
10 4 (15.38%) Data Management
10 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (15.38%) IIS
10 4 (15.38%) VB

Server Specialist Skill Set
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 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (15.38%) IIS
3 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (11.54%) Tomcat
4 2 (7.69%) Apache
4 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (3.85%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) IaaS
2 1 (3.85%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) SAN
2 5 (19.23%) LAN
3 4 (15.38%) DNS
3 4 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.69%) Network Security
5 1 (3.85%) DHCP
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) FTP
5 1 (3.85%) HTTP
5 1 (3.85%) HTTPS
5 1 (3.85%) NAS
5 1 (3.85%) Skype
5 1 (3.85%) SSL
5 1 (3.85%) VLAN
5 1 (3.85%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) SQL Server
2 5 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (15.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (15.38%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (7.69%) MSI
General
1 4 (15.38%) Banking
2 3 (11.54%) Finance
3 1 (3.85%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) .NET
2 1 (3.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (7.69%) NHS
3 1 (3.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.85%) Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) CMDB
3 1 (3.85%) DataPower
3 1 (3.85%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 17 (65.38%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
3 7 (26.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.85%) Unix
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (19.23%) Virtual Environments
2 4 (15.38%) Application Packaging
2 4 (15.38%) Data Management
2 4 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (11.54%) Business Continuity
3 3 (11.54%) Migration
4 2 (7.69%) Collaborative Working
4 2 (7.69%) Network Design
4 2 (7.69%) Storage Virtualisation
5 1 (3.85%) Change Management
5 1 (3.85%) Email Filtering
5 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.85%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (3.85%) Patch Management
5 1 (3.85%) Security Hardening
5 1 (3.85%) Security Patching
5 1 (3.85%) Server Patching
5 1 (3.85%) Two-Factor Authentication
5 1 (3.85%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 4 (15.38%) VB
2 3 (11.54%) C#
2 3 (11.54%) PowerShell
3 2 (7.69%) VBScript
4 1 (3.85%) Java
4 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.85%) MCSA
3 1 (3.85%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 10 (38.46%) Hyper-V
3 7 (26.92%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (19.23%) Virtual Servers
4 5 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (15.38%) XenApp
6 2 (7.69%) vSphere
6 2 (7.69%) XenDesktop
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (3.85%) Terminal Server
7 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
2 2 (7.69%) EdgeSight
2 2 (7.69%) WSUS
3 1 (3.85%) BladeLogic
3 1 (3.85%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.85%) MOM
3 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.85%) Puppet
3 1 (3.85%) SCOM
3 1 (3.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 15 (57.69%) Microsoft
2 10 (38.46%) VMware
3 7 (26.92%) Citrix
4 4 (15.38%) HP
4 4 (15.38%) NetApp
5 3 (11.54%) AppSense
6 2 (7.69%) Altiris
7 1 (3.85%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.85%) AppDynamics
7 1 (3.85%) CA
7 1 (3.85%) CheckPoint
7 1 (3.85%) Cisco
7 1 (3.85%) Dell
7 1 (3.85%) EMC
7 1 (3.85%) Genesys
7 1 (3.85%) IBM
7 1 (3.85%) Intel
7 1 (3.85%) Lotus