Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Server Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 773 763 715
Rank change year-on-year -10 -48 -151
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 123 123 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.12% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 87 81 96
UK median daily rate £300 £240 £260
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -7.69% -3.70%
10th Percentile £175 £163 £160
90th Percentile £375 £345 £363
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £235 £275
% change year-on-year +17.02% -14.55% +9.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 19 32
UK median hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.06% -18.42% -2.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.72 £12.35
90th Percentile £24.63 £28.15 £32.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.75 £15.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +8.06% -18.42% -2.56%

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 97695 99488 108685
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.75% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64489 64865 69136
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2905 3326 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.69 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.81% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.93 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.45 £45.00
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 24 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Support over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Server Support in the UK

Server Support
Top 14 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 24 November 2017. 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 -5 113 £300 +31.87% 21
UK excluding London +27 91 £275 +17.02% 15
London -2 32 £313 +30.21% 6
East of England +15 22 £285 +50.00%
South East +2 22 £275 +10.00%
Midlands +35 14 £365 +37.74% 4
North of England +31 12 £218 -3.33% 11
South West -1 11 £226 -1.96%
North West +32 8 £175 +16.67% 9
West Midlands +22 7 £339 +41.15% 2
Wales +17 6 £180 -20.00%
East Midlands +2 6 £375 +41.51% 2
Yorkshire +19 4 £265 -44.21% 2
Scotland -2 4 £323 +7.50%

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 108 (87.80%) Windows
2 86 (69.92%) Windows Server
3 72 (58.54%) Active Directory
4 58 (47.15%) VMware
5 54 (43.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 51 (41.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (29.27%) Microsoft
8 33 (26.83%) Cisco
9 32 (26.02%) SAN
10 30 (24.39%) Citrix
11 29 (23.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (21.14%) DHCP
12 26 (21.14%) MS Exchange
12 26 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
13 25 (20.33%) DNS
14 21 (17.07%) HP
15 20 (16.26%) Office 365
16 19 (15.45%) SCCM
17 18 (14.63%) vSphere
18 17 (13.82%) Finance
18 17 (13.82%) IIS
18 17 (13.82%) ITIL
19 16 (13.01%) LAN
20 14 (11.38%) SQL Server
20 14 (11.38%) Windows 7
20 14 (11.38%) Security Cleared
20 14 (11.38%) Hyper-V
20 14 (11.38%) PowerShell
21 13 (10.57%) WAN
22 12 (9.76%) SQL

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 26 (21.14%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.82%) IIS
3 11 (8.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (8.94%) SharePoint
4 9 (7.32%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.25%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.63%) Apache
6 2 (1.63%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.81%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 8 (6.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.26%) Office 365
2 11 (8.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.44%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.63%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.81%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 32 (26.02%) SAN
2 26 (21.14%) DHCP
3 25 (20.33%) DNS
4 16 (13.01%) LAN
5 13 (10.57%) WAN
6 12 (9.76%) Firewall
7 11 (8.94%) TCP/IP
8 8 (6.50%) Skype
9 5 (4.07%) Internet
9 5 (4.07%) NAS
9 5 (4.07%) Network Security
10 4 (3.25%) PBX
10 4 (3.25%) VoIP
10 4 (3.25%) Wireless
11 3 (2.44%) Ethernet
11 3 (2.44%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (2.44%) VSAN
11 3 (2.44%) Wireshark
12 2 (1.63%) Cisco Wireless
12 2 (1.63%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 17 (13.82%) Finance
2 8 (6.50%) Banking
3 3 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.63%) International Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.81%) Law
5 1 (0.81%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.81%) CGI
1 1 (0.81%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.94%) Virtual Team
2 8 (6.50%) Blackberry
3 6 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.25%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.25%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.25%) PKI
5 2 (1.63%) Clustering
5 2 (1.63%) Data Protection Act
5 2 (1.63%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.63%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.63%) Freedom of Information
5 2 (1.63%) Freedom of Information Act
5 2 (1.63%) NHS
5 2 (1.63%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.81%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 108 (87.80%) Windows
2 86 (69.92%) Windows Server
3 54 (43.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 51 (41.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (23.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (11.38%) Windows 7
7 12 (9.76%) Linux
8 10 (8.13%) Windows 10
9 8 (6.50%) Windows 8
10 7 (5.69%) Android
11 5 (4.07%) Unix
11 5 (4.07%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.44%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.81%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.82%) ITIL
2 8 (6.50%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (5.69%) Proactive Monitoring
4 6 (4.88%) Migration
4 6 (4.88%) Server Building
5 5 (4.07%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.25%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (3.25%) Hardware Maintenance
6 4 (3.25%) Problem Management
6 4 (3.25%) Statistics
7 3 (2.44%) Business Continuity
7 3 (2.44%) Business Continuity Planning
7 3 (2.44%) DevOps
7 3 (2.44%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.44%) Server Virtualisation
7 3 (2.44%) Time Management
8 2 (1.63%) Change Management
8 2 (1.63%) Configuration Management
8 2 (1.63%) Performance Management
8 2 (1.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (11.38%) PowerShell
2 12 (9.76%) SQL
3 2 (1.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 14 (11.38%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (8.94%) SC Cleared
3 7 (5.69%) MCSE
4 6 (4.88%) CCNA
4 6 (4.88%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.07%) MCSA
6 4 (3.25%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (3.25%) MCP
7 3 (2.44%) MCDST
8 2 (1.63%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.07%) SLA
2 2 (1.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (58.54%) Active Directory
2 26 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (14.63%) vSphere
4 14 (11.38%) Hyper-V
5 7 (5.69%) XenApp
6 6 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (4.07%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (4.07%) VMware Workstation
7 5 (4.07%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.25%) VMware Server
9 3 (2.44%) Forefront TMG
9 3 (2.44%) ISA Server
9 3 (2.44%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.63%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.81%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.81%) vCloud
11 1 (0.81%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (15.45%) SCCM
2 9 (7.32%) SCOM
3 8 (6.50%) NetBackup
4 4 (3.25%) SCSM
4 4 (3.25%) SCVMM
4 4 (3.25%) Tivoli
4 4 (3.25%) WSUS
5 3 (2.44%) Backup Exec
5 3 (2.44%) HP Data Protector
5 3 (2.44%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.63%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.81%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.81%) Netcool
7 1 (0.81%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (0.81%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.81%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 58 (47.15%) VMware
2 36 (29.27%) Microsoft
3 33 (26.83%) Cisco
4 30 (24.39%) Citrix
5 21 (17.07%) HP
6 10 (8.13%) NetApp
7 9 (7.32%) SolarWinds
8 7 (5.69%) Apple
8 7 (5.69%) Veeam
9 6 (4.88%) Sophos
10 5 (4.07%) Dell
11 4 (3.25%) Bloomberg
11 4 (3.25%) IBM
11 4 (3.25%) ThinPrint
12 3 (2.44%) Avaya
12 3 (2.44%) McAfee
12 3 (2.44%) Reuters
12 3 (2.44%) Symantec
13 2 (1.63%) Lotus
13 2 (1.63%) Remedy