Period
to 18 November 2018

The median contractor rate for a Server Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

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 Support
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 806 766 767
Rank change year-on-year -40 +1 -42
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 83 129 129
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.081% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 91 89
UK median daily rate £300 £285 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +18.75% -12.73%
10th Percentile £150 £165 £156
90th Percentile £438 £375 £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £240
% change year-on-year +9.09% +14.58% -12.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 16 19
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +76.47% +9.68% -16.22%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.00 £12.72
90th Percentile £61.00 £23.88 £28.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £17.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year +76.47% +9.68% -16.22%

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 97,025 96,947 100,219
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.75% 94.94% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,020 63,895 65,382
UK median daily rate £450 £448 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +5.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £260 £250
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £392
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.04% +4.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,016 2,903 3,326
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% +3.89% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.96 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.83 £47.32
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Server Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Support in the UK

Server Support
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Support in the UK

Server Support
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Support over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Support in the UK

Server Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Support in the UK

Server Support
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Support over the 6 months to 18 November 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Server Support in the UK

Server Support
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 Support within the UK over the 6 months to 18 November 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 -32 78 £300 +2.56% 16
UK excluding London -51 67 £300 +9.09% 13
North of England -15 20 £300 +37.93% 9
Midlands -9 17 £300 -17.81% 2
London -11 14 £350 +16.67% 3
South West -31 14 £300 +33.04%
East Midlands +17 12 £300 -20.00% 2
South East -21 12 £140 -49.09% 2
Yorkshire -1 8 £183 -31.13% 3
North West -18 6 £300 +71.43% 6
North East - 6 £425 -
West Midlands -22 5 £215 -36.53%
Northern Ireland - 2 £400 -
East of England -12 1 £170 -40.35%
Scotland -15 1 £200 -37.98%

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 November 2018, Server Support contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads featuring Server Support in the job title.

1 68 (81.93%) Windows
2 60 (72.29%) Windows Server
3 45 (54.22%) Active Directory
4 41 (49.40%) VMware
5 32 (38.55%) Microsoft
6 24 (28.92%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (27.71%) Hyper-V
8 22 (26.51%) SCCM
8 22 (26.51%) Office 365
9 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 18 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
11 16 (19.28%) WAN
11 16 (19.28%) LAN
12 15 (18.07%) Linux
12 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
12 15 (18.07%) PowerShell
13 14 (16.87%) SQL
13 14 (16.87%) Firewall
13 14 (16.87%) Windows 10
14 12 (14.46%) Finance
14 12 (14.46%) MS Exchange
14 12 (14.46%) Cisco
15 11 (13.25%) IIS
15 11 (13.25%) Windows 7
16 10 (12.05%) Security Cleared
16 10 (12.05%) Disaster Recovery
16 10 (12.05%) ITIL
16 10 (12.05%) DHCP
16 10 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 9 (10.84%) VoIP

Server Support 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 12 (14.46%) MS Exchange
2 11 (13.25%) IIS
3 6 (7.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.82%) Apache
5 4 (4.82%) BizTalk Server
5 4 (4.82%) Skype for Business
6 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
6 3 (3.61%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.41%) JBoss
7 2 (2.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (2.41%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.41%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.41%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.20%) CMS
8 1 (1.20%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.51%) Office 365
2 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (6.02%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (6.02%) IaaS
3 5 (6.02%) PaaS
3 5 (6.02%) SaaS
4 4 (4.82%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.41%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.20%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.28%) LAN
1 16 (19.28%) WAN
2 14 (16.87%) Firewall
3 10 (12.05%) DHCP
4 9 (10.84%) DNS
4 9 (10.84%) VoIP
5 8 (9.64%) VLAN
6 7 (8.43%) Network Security
7 6 (7.23%) SAN
7 6 (7.23%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (6.02%) Intranet
9 4 (4.82%) IPv4
9 4 (4.82%) IPv6
10 2 (2.41%) HTTP
10 2 (2.41%) Internet
10 2 (2.41%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.41%) Skype
10 2 (2.41%) SSL
10 2 (2.41%) VPN
10 2 (2.41%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) Oracle Database
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) GitLab
2 2 (2.41%) Artifactory
General
1 12 (14.46%) Finance
2 6 (7.23%) Retail
3 2 (2.41%) German Language
4 1 (1.20%) Banking
4 1 (1.20%) Law
4 1 (1.20%) Legal
4 1 (1.20%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (9.64%) Middleware
2 7 (8.43%) .NET
3 1 (1.20%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.43%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.23%) Clustering
3 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.41%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (2.41%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.41%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.41%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (2.41%) Thin Client
3 2 (2.41%) User Experience
4 1 (1.20%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.20%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.20%) HP Superdome
4 1 (1.20%) iPad
4 1 (1.20%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 68 (81.93%) Windows
2 60 (72.29%) Windows Server
3 24 (28.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (24.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (18.07%) Linux
6 14 (16.87%) Windows 10
7 11 (13.25%) Windows 7
8 6 (7.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 4 (4.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (3.61%) Windows 8
11 2 (2.41%) Unix
12 1 (1.20%) Android
12 1 (1.20%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.20%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (1.20%) HPUX
12 1 (1.20%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.05%) Disaster Recovery
1 10 (12.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 10 (12.05%) ITIL
2 5 (6.02%) DevOps
2 5 (6.02%) Identity Management
2 5 (6.02%) Open Source
3 4 (4.82%) Data Protection
3 4 (4.82%) Migration
3 4 (4.82%) Operational Acceptance Testing
3 4 (4.82%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (4.82%) Server Management
3 4 (4.82%) Server Virtualisation
3 4 (4.82%) Task Automation
4 3 (3.61%) Break/Fix
4 3 (3.61%) Capacity Planning
4 3 (3.61%) Network Management
4 3 (3.61%) Process Improvement
4 3 (3.61%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.41%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (2.41%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.07%) PowerShell
2 14 (16.87%) SQL
3 2 (2.41%) Shell Script
3 2 (2.41%) VBScript
4 1 (1.20%) C
4 1 (1.20%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (12.05%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.84%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.02%) MCSE
3 5 (6.02%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (4.82%) DBS Check
4 4 (4.82%) MCSA
5 2 (2.41%) Degree
6 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.82%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) GDPR
System Software
1 45 (54.22%) Active Directory
2 23 (27.71%) Hyper-V
3 18 (21.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (7.23%) Virtual Servers
5 5 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (4.82%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.61%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (3.61%) vSphere
7 3 (3.61%) XenApp
8 2 (2.41%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.20%) IAG
9 1 (1.20%) UAG
9 1 (1.20%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 22 (26.51%) SCCM
2 9 (10.84%) SCOM
3 8 (9.64%) WSUS
4 4 (4.82%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (4.82%) vMotion
5 3 (3.61%) Puppet
5 3 (3.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 3 (3.61%) vCenter Server
6 2 (2.41%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.41%) CA Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.41%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.41%) SmoothWall
7 1 (1.20%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.20%) Nessus
7 1 (1.20%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.20%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.20%) SCSM
7 1 (1.20%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 41 (49.40%) VMware
2 32 (38.55%) Microsoft
3 12 (14.46%) Cisco
4 9 (10.84%) HP
5 8 (9.64%) Oracle
6 6 (7.23%) Citrix
6 6 (7.23%) Dell
6 6 (7.23%) EMC
7 4 (4.82%) Aerohive Networks
7 4 (4.82%) Fortinet
7 4 (4.82%) Meraki
7 4 (4.82%) NetApp
7 4 (4.82%) Palo Alto
7 4 (4.82%) Rackspace
7 4 (4.82%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.61%) 3PAR
8 3 (3.61%) BMC
8 3 (3.61%) Mitel
8 3 (3.61%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.41%) CA