Period
to 19 February 2018

The median contractor rate for a Server Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 19 February 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
19 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 767 747 737
Rank change year-on-year -20 -10 -141
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 102 83 159
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.088% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.093% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 45 86
UK median daily rate £300 £215 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.53% -14.00% -13.79%
10th Percentile £160 £145 £169
90th Percentile £375 £327 £338
UK excluding London median daily rate £250 £250 £250
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 13 19
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.35% -20.51% -2.50%
10th Percentile £13.45 £14.10 £12.25
90th Percentile £56.75 £23.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £17.25 £19.75
% change year-on-year +7.25% -12.66% -1.25%

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 95,460 89,566 102,600
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.78% 94.76% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 63,406 58,384 65,671
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £253 £250
90th Percentile £625 £606 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £382
% change year-on-year - +4.71% +1.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,830 3,195 3,744
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% -5.26% +15.15%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.00 £47.50 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year - -5.41% +12.12%

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 19 February 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 19 February 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 19 February 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 +14 99 £300 +57.89% 42
UK excluding London +10 64 £250 - 31
London -31 38 £325 +85.71% 11
East of England +6 22 £285 +78.13% 1
Midlands +5 13 £325 +62.50% 2
South East -13 12 £160 -40.19% 8
North of England +28 8 £218 -12.12% 15
East Midlands +8 8 £375 - 1
South West +12 6 £225 +18.42% 5
West Midlands +6 5 £325 +62.50% 1
North West +12 4 £175 +16.67% 8
Yorkshire -6 3 £218 -37.86% 7
Wales - 2 £170 -
North East +44 1 £300 -9.09%
Scotland -27 1 £400 +31.15%

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 87 (85.29%) Windows
2 71 (69.61%) Windows Server
3 60 (58.82%) Active Directory
4 58 (56.86%) VMware
5 48 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (39.22%) Microsoft
7 34 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 34 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 28 (27.45%) Office 365
9 24 (23.53%) Citrix
10 22 (21.57%) DHCP
10 22 (21.57%) DNS
11 21 (20.59%) MS Exchange
12 20 (19.61%) SAN
13 19 (18.63%) Microsoft Office
14 18 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
15 16 (15.69%) SCCM
16 15 (14.71%) Linux
17 14 (13.73%) Cisco
17 14 (13.73%) HP
17 14 (13.73%) PowerShell
17 14 (13.73%) Hyper-V
17 14 (13.73%) Windows 7
18 13 (12.75%) ITIL
19 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
19 12 (11.76%) vSphere
20 11 (10.78%) Data Centre
20 11 (10.78%) Disaster Recovery
20 11 (10.78%) SQL Server
20 11 (10.78%) WAN

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 21 (20.59%) MS Exchange
2 10 (9.80%) IIS
3 9 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (8.82%) SharePoint
4 8 (7.84%) Skype for Business
5 5 (4.90%) Apache
6 3 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.96%) IBM Domino
7 2 (1.96%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.98%) Tomcat
Applications
1 19 (18.63%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 28 (27.45%) Office 365
2 12 (11.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.96%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (1.96%) OneDrive
4 1 (0.98%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 22 (21.57%) DHCP
1 22 (21.57%) DNS
2 20 (19.61%) SAN
3 11 (10.78%) WAN
4 10 (9.80%) LAN
5 8 (7.84%) Skype
5 8 (7.84%) VoIP
6 7 (6.86%) Firewall
6 7 (6.86%) TCP/IP
7 6 (5.88%) Network Security
7 6 (5.88%) VLAN
8 3 (2.94%) VSAN
8 3 (2.94%) Wireless
9 2 (1.96%) Cisco Wireless
9 2 (1.96%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.96%) NAS
9 2 (1.96%) PBX
9 2 (1.96%) VPN
9 2 (1.96%) Wireshark
10 1 (0.98%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.90%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 6 (5.88%) Banking
2 5 (4.90%) Finance
3 2 (1.96%) International Banking
3 2 (1.96%) Investment Banking
3 2 (1.96%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.98%) Law
4 1 (0.98%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.98%) CGI
1 1 (0.98%) Web Services
1 1 (0.98%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.78%) Data Centre
2 10 (9.80%) Clustering
3 6 (5.88%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.96%) Fintech
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.98%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.98%) Replication
6 1 (0.98%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 87 (85.29%) Windows
2 71 (69.61%) Windows Server
3 48 (47.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (14.71%) Linux
7 14 (13.73%) Windows 7
8 8 (7.84%) Windows 10
9 7 (6.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.92%) Android
10 4 (3.92%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.94%) Unix
11 3 (2.94%) Windows 8
12 2 (1.96%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.98%) CentOS
13 1 (0.98%) Solaris
13 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (12.75%) ITIL
2 11 (10.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (9.80%) Business Continuity
4 9 (8.82%) Capacity Planning
4 9 (8.82%) Problem Management
5 7 (6.86%) Service Delivery
5 7 (6.86%) Virtual Environments
6 6 (5.88%) Data Centre Operations
6 6 (5.88%) High Availability
6 6 (5.88%) Malware Detection/Protection
6 6 (5.88%) Server Patching
7 5 (4.90%) Change Management
7 5 (4.90%) Migration
7 5 (4.90%) Proactive Monitoring
8 4 (3.92%) Hardware Maintenance
8 4 (3.92%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.94%) ITIL V3
9 3 (2.94%) Network Management
9 3 (2.94%) Statistics
9 3 (2.94%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (13.73%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.90%) SQL
3 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
3 1 (0.98%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (8.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (7.84%) Security Cleared
3 7 (6.86%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.90%) MCSE
5 3 (2.94%) DBS Check
5 3 (2.94%) MCP
6 1 (0.98%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.98%) CCNA
6 1 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.98%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.98%) Degree
6 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.98%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.98%) MCITP
6 1 (0.98%) MCSA
6 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 34 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (13.73%) Hyper-V
4 12 (11.76%) vSphere
5 10 (9.80%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (7.84%) XenApp
7 6 (5.88%) DFS Replication
8 3 (2.94%) Forefront TMG
8 3 (2.94%) ISA Server
8 3 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (2.94%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.96%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.96%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.98%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.98%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.98%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (15.69%) SCCM
2 7 (6.86%) WSUS
3 6 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
3 6 (5.88%) NetBackup
4 5 (4.90%) SCOM
5 4 (3.92%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (1.96%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.96%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.96%) Tivoli
7 1 (0.98%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.98%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 58 (56.86%) VMware
2 40 (39.22%) Microsoft
3 24 (23.53%) Citrix
4 14 (13.73%) Cisco
4 14 (13.73%) HP
5 10 (9.80%) IBM
5 10 (9.80%) NetApp
6 9 (8.82%) Dell
7 7 (6.86%) Ivanti
8 6 (5.88%) Apple
8 6 (5.88%) EqualLogic
8 6 (5.88%) Sun
9 5 (4.90%) Bloomberg
9 5 (4.90%) CommVault
9 5 (4.90%) SolarWinds
9 5 (4.90%) Veeam
10 4 (3.92%) Reuters
11 3 (2.94%) Avaya
11 3 (2.94%) Lotus
12 2 (1.96%) Symantec