The median contractor rate for a Server Support was £180 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 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 Support
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 553 554 497
Rank change year-on-year +1 -57  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 54 97 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.18% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.19% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 65 81
Median daily rate £180 £295 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -38.98% +18.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £186 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £415 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £291 £275
% change year-on-year -38.19% +5.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 24
Median hourly rate £16.75 £28.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -40.17% +38.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.45 £16.30 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.24 £41.95 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £28.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -41.07% +40.00%  

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 44561 50348 53046
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.85% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28813 32834 33338
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 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1376 1496 2028
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 £11.42 £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 £17.45 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.28% +9.06%  

Server Support
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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
Top 30 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 3 months to 26 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 -13 46 £198 -32.18% 24
South East +12 13 £143 -56.15% 3
London -9 12 £225 -23.72% 4
South West +6 8 £238 -5.00% 7
Cardiff +5 6 £180 -
Oxfordshire +1 6 £140 -46.15% 1
Wales +1 6 £180 -
South Wales -1 6 £180 -
North West +24 5 - - 3
Manchester +16 5 - - 1
Berkshire +16 5 £250 -16.66%
Witney - 4 £140 -
Reading +17 3 £250 -33.33%
East of England -8 3 £450 +136.84% 3
Dorset - 3 £313 - 1
Bournemouth - 3 £313 -
Scotland +35 2 £375 - 1
West Midlands +20 2 - - 1
Edinburgh +17 2 £375 - 1
East Midlands -7 2 £125 -61.53% 2
Essex -16 2 £450 +73.07%
Shropshire - 2 - - 1
Oxford - 2 £150 - 1
Leicestershire - 2 £125 -
Colchester - 2 £450 -
Yorkshire +26 1 £350 -26.31% 1
Gloucestershire +7 1 £195 -44.28%
Bracknell +3 1 - -
Hampshire +3 1 - - 1
Kent -1 1 £145 -19.44% 1

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, Server Support 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 Support in the job title.

1 78 (86.67%) Windows
2 63 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 51 (56.67%) Active Directory
4 41 (45.56%) Microsoft
5 37 (41.11%) VMware
6 33 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 28 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
9 21 (23.33%) ITIL
10 18 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 18 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
10 18 (20.00%) DNS
10 18 (20.00%) Citrix
11 17 (18.89%) Firewall
11 17 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (17.78%) SQL
13 15 (16.67%) SQL Server
13 15 (16.67%) LAN
14 14 (15.56%) DHCP
14 14 (15.56%) Cisco
14 14 (15.56%) HP
15 13 (14.44%) Migration
15 13 (14.44%) Finance
15 13 (14.44%) Linux
16 12 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (13.33%) PowerShell
16 12 (13.33%) Windows 7
16 12 (13.33%) Hyper-V
17 11 (12.22%) SCCM
17 11 (12.22%) Sophos

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 30 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (7.78%) IIS
4 4 (4.44%) Apache
5 3 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.11%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 18 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.22%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (2.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.11%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.22%) Office 365
2 4 (4.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (20.00%) DNS
2 17 (18.89%) Firewall
3 15 (16.67%) LAN
4 14 (15.56%) DHCP
5 8 (8.89%) WAN
6 7 (7.78%) Internet
6 7 (7.78%) SAN
7 6 (6.67%) Network Security
7 6 (6.67%) VoIP
8 5 (5.56%) TCP/IP
8 5 (5.56%) VPN
9 4 (4.44%) ADSL
9 4 (4.44%) PBX
9 4 (4.44%) SMTP
9 4 (4.44%) Wireless
9 4 (4.44%) WLAN
10 2 (2.22%) 3G
10 2 (2.22%) IPv6
10 2 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.11%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.22%) MySQL
4 1 (1.11%) MS Access
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.11%) IBM UrbanCode
1 1 (1.11%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.11%) JIRA
General
1 13 (14.44%) Finance
2 5 (5.56%) Telecoms
3 2 (2.22%) Banking
3 2 (2.22%) Electronics
3 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.22%) Marketing
4 1 (1.11%) Legal
4 1 (1.11%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.22%) .NET
1 2 (2.22%) WAP
1 2 (2.22%) Web Services
2 1 (1.11%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.44%) Blackberry
1 4 (4.44%) Driving Licence
1 4 (4.44%) Management Information System
1 4 (4.44%) NHS
2 3 (3.33%) CCTV
3 2 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.22%) Clustering
3 2 (2.22%) Data Centre
3 2 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (2.22%) EPoS
3 2 (2.22%) Freedom of Information
3 2 (2.22%) Freedom of Information Act
3 2 (2.22%) Mobile App
3 2 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.11%) CMDB
4 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.11%) Replication
4 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.11%) Virtual Team
4 1 (1.11%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 78 (86.67%) Windows
2 63 (70.00%) Windows Server
3 33 (36.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (14.44%) Linux
7 12 (13.33%) Windows 7
8 9 (10.00%) Windows 8
8 9 (10.00%) Windows XP
9 5 (5.56%) Android
9 5 (5.56%) Mac OS X
10 3 (3.33%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.22%) SUSE
11 2 (2.22%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.22%) Windows 10
11 2 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (1.11%) Unix
12 1 (1.11%) VMS
12 1 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (23.33%) ITIL
2 13 (14.44%) Migration
3 7 (7.78%) Service Management
4 5 (5.56%) Incident Management
4 5 (5.56%) Problem Management
5 4 (4.44%) Asset Management
5 4 (4.44%) Performance Management
5 4 (4.44%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.33%) Capacity Management
6 3 (3.33%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.33%) CRM
6 3 (3.33%) Data Migration
6 3 (3.33%) High Availability
6 3 (3.33%) ITIL V3
6 3 (3.33%) Release Management
6 3 (3.33%) Time Management
7 2 (2.22%) IT Asset Management
7 2 (2.22%) Patch Management
7 2 (2.22%) Server Monitoring
7 2 (2.22%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.78%) SQL
2 12 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.44%) VBScript
4 1 (1.11%) Java
4 1 (1.11%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.11%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (10.00%) CCNA
2 9 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (7.78%) Security Cleared
4 6 (6.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 6 (6.67%) MCSE
5 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.33%) Degree
6 3 (3.33%) DV Cleared
6 3 (3.33%) MCSA
6 3 (3.33%) MCTS
7 2 (2.22%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.22%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.11%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.11%) MCDST
8 1 (1.11%) MCITP
8 1 (1.11%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.67%) SLA
2 2 (2.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 51 (56.67%) Active Directory
2 17 (18.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (4.44%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.44%) VMware Server
4 4 (4.44%) vSphere
5 3 (3.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (3.33%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.22%) XenApp
7 1 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.11%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.11%) vCloud
7 1 (1.11%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (1.11%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (12.22%) SCCM
2 8 (8.89%) Tivoli
2 8 (8.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 8 (8.89%) WSUS
3 7 (7.78%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (3.33%) SCOM
5 2 (2.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.22%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.22%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.22%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.11%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.11%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.11%) Netcool
6 1 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.11%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 41 (45.56%) Microsoft
2 37 (41.11%) VMware
3 18 (20.00%) Citrix
4 14 (15.56%) Cisco
4 14 (15.56%) HP
5 11 (12.22%) Sophos
6 6 (6.67%) Veeam
7 5 (5.56%) Apple
8 4 (4.44%) Adobe
9 3 (3.33%) Dell
9 3 (3.33%) EMC
9 3 (3.33%) Oracle
9 3 (3.33%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.22%) Google
10 2 (2.22%) SAP
11 1 (1.11%) IBM
11 1 (1.11%) Meridio
11 1 (1.11%) Proofpoint
11 1 (1.11%) SolarWinds
11 1 (1.11%) Veritas
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
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