The median contractor rate for a Server Specialist was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Specialist
UK
Rank 577 608 585
Rank change year-on-year +31 -23  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Specialist 16 36 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.035% 0.068% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.037% 0.071% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 23 21
Median daily rate £425 £425 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.18%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £324 £275 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £466 £486 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £449 £425 £350
% change year-on-year +5.58% +21.42%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £17.50

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Server Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Server Specialist in the job title.

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 3 months to 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Server Specialist.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Specialist in the UK

Server Specialist
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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +15 15 £425 - 1
South East +14 7 £435 +2.35%
London +37 6 £375 +15.38%
Hampshire +12 6 £435 +16.00%
Yorkshire - 2 £463 -
Leeds - 2 £463 -
West Yorkshire - 2 £463 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £375 -
Scotland +18 1 - -
Winchester +7 1 £425 +6.25%
City of London +4 1 - -
Glasgow +2 1 - -
Milton Keynes -6 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -11 1 - -
Hook - 1 £340 -

Server Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 19 (51.35%) Linux
2 18 (48.65%) Windows
3 17 (45.95%) VMware
4 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
5 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
5 13 (35.14%) WebSphere Application Server
5 13 (35.14%) WebSphere
5 13 (35.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (35.14%) Windows Server
6 10 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
7 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
8 8 (21.62%) IBM
8 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
9 7 (18.92%) Migration
9 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
10 6 (16.22%) Bash Shell
10 6 (16.22%) Shell Script
10 6 (16.22%) NetApp
10 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (16.22%) JBoss
11 5 (13.51%) AIX
11 5 (13.51%) Tomcat
11 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
11 5 (13.51%) ITIL
11 5 (13.51%) SQL
11 5 (13.51%) SAN
11 5 (13.51%) Finance
11 5 (13.51%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (13.51%) PowerShell

Server Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 13 (35.14%) WebSphere
1 13 (35.14%) WebSphere Application Server
2 6 (16.22%) JBoss
3 5 (13.51%) Apache Geronimo
3 5 (13.51%) Apache TomEE
3 5 (13.51%) Tomcat
4 4 (10.81%) Skype for Business
5 3 (8.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (8.11%) MS Exchange
6 2 (5.41%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (2.70%) Apache
7 1 (2.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (2.70%) Commerce Server
7 1 (2.70%) Confluence
7 1 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.70%) IIS
7 1 (2.70%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (8.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.70%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (8.11%) Office 365
2 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.70%) Amazon S3
3 1 (2.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (13.51%) SAN
1 5 (13.51%) Skype
2 4 (10.81%) DNS
2 4 (10.81%) VoIP
3 3 (8.11%) DHCP
3 3 (8.11%) TCP/IP
4 2 (5.41%) Firewall
4 2 (5.41%) FTP
4 2 (5.41%) ISDN
4 2 (5.41%) LAN
4 2 (5.41%) MPLS
4 2 (5.41%) Structured Cabling
4 2 (5.41%) Unified Communications
4 2 (5.41%) WAN
4 2 (5.41%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (2.70%) HTTP
5 1 (2.70%) HTTPS
5 1 (2.70%) NAS
5 1 (2.70%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.51%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.70%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Oracle APEX
2 1 (2.70%) Bitbucket
2 1 (2.70%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.70%) JIRA
General
1 5 (13.51%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.51%) IBM Integration Bus
1 5 (13.51%) WebSphere MQ
2 3 (8.11%) XML
3 1 (2.70%) Ajax
3 1 (2.70%) CSS
3 1 (2.70%) HTML
3 1 (2.70%) J2EE
3 1 (2.70%) JDBC
3 1 (2.70%) JMS
3 1 (2.70%) JSON
3 1 (2.70%) Middleware
3 1 (2.70%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Data Centre
2 3 (8.11%) Clustering
3 2 (5.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.41%) Replication
3 2 (5.41%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.70%) DataPower
4 1 (2.70%) Handset
4 1 (2.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 19 (51.35%) Linux
2 18 (48.65%) Windows
3 13 (35.14%) Windows Server
4 10 (27.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (13.51%) AIX
6 4 (10.81%) SUSE
6 4 (10.81%) Unix
6 4 (10.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (5.41%) Windows 7
9 1 (2.70%) CentOS
9 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X
9 1 (2.70%) Mac OS X Server
9 1 (2.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (18.92%) Migration
2 5 (13.51%) ITIL
2 5 (13.51%) Open Source
3 4 (10.81%) Analytics
3 4 (10.81%) Data Protection
3 4 (10.81%) DevOps
3 4 (10.81%) Service Management
4 3 (8.11%) Information Security
4 3 (8.11%) Performance Management
5 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.41%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (5.41%) Data Migration
5 2 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (5.41%) Incident Management
5 2 (5.41%) Information Governance
5 2 (5.41%) ITIL V3
5 2 (5.41%) ITSM
5 2 (5.41%) Network Architecture
5 2 (5.41%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (5.41%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 6 (16.22%) Bash Shell
1 6 (16.22%) Shell Script
2 5 (13.51%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.51%) SQL
3 3 (8.11%) VBScript
4 2 (5.41%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.70%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) Java
5 1 (2.70%) JavaScript
5 1 (2.70%) Python
5 1 (2.70%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 10 (27.03%) Security Cleared
2 9 (24.32%) SC Cleared
3 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (10.81%) MCSA
4 4 (10.81%) MCSE
4 4 (10.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (5.41%) CCDA
5 2 (5.41%) CCNA
5 2 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (5.41%) CNA
5 2 (5.41%) CNE
5 2 (5.41%) MCITP
5 2 (5.41%) Novell Certification
6 1 (2.70%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 13 (35.14%) Active Directory
1 13 (35.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (8.11%) vSphere
3 2 (5.41%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.41%) VMware ESX
4 1 (2.70%) Apache Flume
4 1 (2.70%) Docker
4 1 (2.70%) vCloud
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (5.41%) Microsoft Clustering
1 2 (5.41%) NetBackup
1 2 (5.41%) SCCM
1 2 (5.41%) SCOM
2 1 (2.70%) Ansible
2 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (2.70%) Packer
2 1 (2.70%) Puppet
2 1 (2.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (45.95%) VMware
2 14 (37.84%) Microsoft
3 8 (21.62%) IBM
3 8 (21.62%) Red Hat
4 6 (16.22%) NetApp
5 4 (10.81%) Cisco
6 3 (8.11%) Citrix
6 3 (8.11%) EMC
7 2 (5.41%) Brocade
7 2 (5.41%) Nimsoft
7 2 (5.41%) Novell
7 2 (5.41%) Oracle
7 2 (5.41%) Veritas
8 1 (2.70%) AppDynamics
8 1 (2.70%) Splunk