The median contractor rate for a Server Specialist was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 588 617 619
Rank change year-on-year +29 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Specialist 13 27 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.050% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.030% 0.053% 0.051%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 19
Median daily rate £400 £414 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.32% +29.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £311 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £458 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £410 £325
% change year-on-year -2.43% +26.15%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £20.00

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 43829 51011 53185
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28353 33254 33375
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1353 1511 2053
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

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 24 June 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 17 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 24 June 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 +43 12 £400 -0.92% 3
South East +29 6 £388 -7.73%
North West +23 5 £445 +36.92%
Lancashire +11 5 £445 +36.92%
Preston - 5 £445 -
Banbury - 3 £400 -
Oxfordshire - 3 £400 -
Kent - 2 £205 -
Maidstone - 2 £205 -
Scotland +38 1 £425 +0.59% 1
Clydebank -3 1 £425 +0.59% 1
West Dunbartonshire -3 1 £425 +0.59% 1
Milton Keynes -14 1 £375 -11.76%
Buckinghamshire -18 1 £375 -11.76%
Leicestershire - 1 £400 -
Leicester - 1 £400 -
East Midlands - 1 £400 - 1

Server Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 13 (44.83%) VMware
3 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
3 12 (41.38%) Windows Server
4 10 (34.48%) Linux
4 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
6 8 (27.59%) SAN
6 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
7 7 (24.14%) vSphere
7 7 (24.14%) Migration
8 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
8 6 (20.69%) IBM
8 6 (20.69%) Tomcat
8 6 (20.69%) Unix
8 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Application Server
8 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
8 6 (20.69%) WebSphere
9 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (17.24%) NetApp
10 4 (13.79%) JBoss
10 4 (13.79%) Finance
10 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
10 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
10 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
10 4 (13.79%) Banking
11 3 (10.34%) Network Design
11 3 (10.34%) Application Packaging

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 (20.69%) Tomcat
1 6 (20.69%) WebSphere
1 6 (20.69%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (13.79%) JBoss
3 3 (10.34%) Apache Geronimo
3 3 (10.34%) Apache TomEE
3 3 (10.34%) MS Exchange
4 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.90%) WebSphere Portal
5 1 (3.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (3.45%) Confluence
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (3.45%) IIS
5 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.90%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) SAN
2 3 (10.34%) DNS
3 2 (6.90%) Firewall
3 2 (6.90%) HTTP
3 2 (6.90%) HTTPS
3 2 (6.90%) NAS
3 2 (6.90%) SSL
4 1 (3.45%) Internet
4 1 (3.45%) Skype
4 1 (3.45%) SMTP
4 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.90%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Bitbucket
1 1 (3.45%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.45%) JIRA
1 1 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (13.79%) Banking
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 1 (3.45%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (10.34%) IBM Integration Bus
1 3 (10.34%) WebSphere MQ
2 2 (6.90%) J2EE
3 1 (3.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.69%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) DataPower
3 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.45%) CESG
3 1 (3.45%) Clustering
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 14 (48.28%) Windows
2 12 (41.38%) Windows Server
3 10 (34.48%) Linux
4 6 (20.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (20.69%) Unix
4 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.90%) SUSE
7 1 (3.45%) AIX
7 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.45%) Mac OS X Server
7 1 (3.45%) OS/2
7 1 (3.45%) Solaris
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (24.14%) Migration
2 3 (10.34%) Application Packaging
2 3 (10.34%) Change Management
2 3 (10.34%) DevOps
2 3 (10.34%) Network Design
2 3 (10.34%) Open Source
2 3 (10.34%) Storage Virtualisation
3 2 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (6.90%) Analytics
3 2 (6.90%) Data Protection
3 2 (6.90%) Information Security
4 1 (3.45%) Cryptography
4 1 (3.45%) Data Migration
4 1 (3.45%) Logistics
4 1 (3.45%) Mentoring
4 1 (3.45%) Microservices
4 1 (3.45%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
4 1 (3.45%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.79%) Bash Shell
1 4 (13.79%) Shell Script
2 2 (6.90%) Java
2 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) VBScript
3 1 (3.45%) C#
3 1 (3.45%) Python
3 1 (3.45%) Ruby
3 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) Security Cleared
2 6 (20.69%) SC Cleared
3 3 (10.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.90%) MCSE
4 2 (6.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) MCITP
5 1 (3.45%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (31.03%) Active Directory
3 7 (24.14%) vSphere
4 1 (3.45%) Apache Flume
4 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.45%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) NetBackup
2 1 (3.45%) Ansible
2 1 (3.45%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (3.45%) Packer
2 1 (3.45%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (44.83%) VMware
2 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
3 6 (20.69%) IBM
4 5 (17.24%) NetApp
5 4 (13.79%) Red Hat
6 3 (10.34%) Citrix
6 3 (10.34%) EMC
6 3 (10.34%) HP
7 2 (6.90%) Brocade
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco
8 1 (3.45%) Nimsoft
8 1 (3.45%) PlateSpin
8 1 (3.45%) Veritas
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