The median contractor rate for a Server Support was £200 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Support
UK
Rank 573 557 482
Rank change year-on-year -16 -75  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 36 84 141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.16% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.085% 0.17% 0.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 54 70
Median daily rate £200 £250 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% -9.09%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £180 £127
10% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £393 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £225 £240 £244
% change year-on-year -6.25% -1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 10 28
Median hourly rate £19.00 £34.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.92% +91.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.55 £17.95 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.10 £45.10 £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £34.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -44.92% +91.66%  

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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 March 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 -9 33 £200 -20.00% 19
South East -2 10 £200 - 9
London +20 9 £175 -41.66% 6
Berkshire +27 5 £308 +41.37% 2
South West +1 4 £180 -28.00% 2
Yorkshire +16 3 £350 +93.90%
West Yorkshire +15 3 £350 +93.90%
Bristol - 3 £238 - 1
Scotland +24 2 £324 -
Leeds +10 2 £350 +93.90%
East Midlands +1 2 - - 1
East of England -4 2 £293 +21.87%
Oxford -6 2 £150 -6.25% 1
Oxfordshire -10 2 £150 -6.25% 2
Bracknell - 2 - - 1
North West +25 1 - - 1
Cardiff +18 1 £173 -31.00%
Manchester +15 1 - -
South Wales +14 1 £173 -31.00%
West Midlands +10 1 £200 -13.79%
Kent +9 1 £145 -19.44% 1
Wales +9 1 £173 -31.00%
Hampshire +4 1 £250 -13.04%
Hertfordshire +2 1 £160 -
Wiltshire 0 1 £160 -36.00% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -9 1 £275 +9.78%
Surrey -9 1 £105 -44.73% 2
North East -12 1 £275 +9.78%
Tyne and Wear -13 1 £275 +9.78%
Hammersmith - 1 - -

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 66 (79.52%) Windows
2 55 (66.27%) Windows Server
3 40 (48.19%) Active Directory
4 35 (42.17%) Microsoft
5 34 (40.96%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (34.94%) VMware
7 24 (28.92%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (27.71%) MS Exchange
9 22 (26.51%) DNS
10 21 (25.30%) DHCP
11 19 (22.89%) MS Office
11 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (20.48%) ITIL
13 14 (16.87%) Citrix
14 12 (14.46%) MS Excel
14 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
14 12 (14.46%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (13.25%) Office 365
15 11 (13.25%) SLA
16 10 (12.05%) SQL
16 10 (12.05%) XenApp
17 9 (10.84%) Hyper-V
17 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
18 8 (9.64%) Linux
18 8 (9.64%) Migration
18 8 (9.64%) SCCM
18 8 (9.64%) Security Cleared
18 8 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
18 8 (9.64%) PowerShell
18 8 (9.64%) Windows 7

Server Support Skill Set
Top Related 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 23 (27.71%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.46%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.23%) IIS
4 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.82%) Apache
5 4 (4.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.41%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (22.89%) MS Office
2 12 (14.46%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.41%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (1.20%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.25%) Office 365
2 3 (3.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (26.51%) DNS
2 21 (25.30%) DHCP
3 7 (8.43%) VoIP
4 5 (6.02%) Firewall
4 5 (6.02%) TCP/IP
5 4 (4.82%) SAN
6 3 (3.61%) Ethernet
6 3 (3.61%) VPN
7 2 (2.41%) Internet
7 2 (2.41%) Intranet
7 2 (2.41%) LAN
7 2 (2.41%) Network Security
7 2 (2.41%) Skype
7 2 (2.41%) SMTP
8 1 (1.20%) 3G
8 1 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.20%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (1.20%) SMS
8 1 (1.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (14.46%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.41%) MySQL
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.20%) MS Access
General
1 5 (6.02%) Retail
2 4 (4.82%) Finance
3 2 (2.41%) Banking
3 2 (2.41%) Legal
4 1 (1.20%) Law
4 1 (1.20%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.41%) .NET
1 2 (2.41%) WAP
1 2 (2.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.02%) Clustering
2 4 (4.82%) Smartphone
3 2 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.41%) CCTV
3 2 (2.41%) EPoS
3 2 (2.41%) Mobile App
4 1 (1.20%) CESG
4 1 (1.20%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.20%) iPad
4 1 (1.20%) iPhone
4 1 (1.20%) NHS
4 1 (1.20%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (79.52%) Windows
2 55 (66.27%) Windows Server
3 34 (40.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (28.92%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (22.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (9.64%) Linux
6 8 (9.64%) Windows 7
7 5 (6.02%) Android
8 4 (4.82%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.61%) Windows 8
9 3 (3.61%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.41%) CentOS
10 2 (2.41%) SUSE
10 2 (2.41%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.41%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X
11 1 (1.20%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (1.20%) Unix
11 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.20%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.48%) ITIL
2 8 (9.64%) Migration
3 7 (8.43%) Server Building
4 5 (6.02%) Incident Management
4 5 (6.02%) Time Management
5 4 (4.82%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.61%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.61%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (3.61%) Service Management
6 3 (3.61%) Statistics
7 2 (2.41%) Change Management
7 2 (2.41%) CRM
7 2 (2.41%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.41%) Patch Management
7 2 (2.41%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.20%) Ad Operations
8 1 (1.20%) Change Control
8 1 (1.20%) Chat Support
8 1 (1.20%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (1.20%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.05%) SQL
2 8 (9.64%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.61%) VBScript
4 2 (2.41%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (10.84%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (9.64%) Security Cleared
3 6 (7.23%) SC Cleared
4 3 (3.61%) CCNA
4 3 (3.61%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (3.61%) MCSE
4 3 (3.61%) MCTS
5 2 (2.41%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (2.41%) MCSA
6 1 (1.20%) A+ Certification
6 1 (1.20%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.20%) Degree
6 1 (1.20%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.20%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.25%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (48.19%) Active Directory
2 10 (12.05%) XenApp
3 9 (10.84%) Hyper-V
4 8 (9.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (8.43%) vSphere
6 6 (7.23%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.82%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.61%) Terminal Services
8 3 (3.61%) VMware Server
9 2 (2.41%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.20%) Firmware
10 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.20%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.20%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (9.64%) SCCM
2 5 (6.02%) WSUS
3 4 (4.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 3 (3.61%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.41%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (2.41%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.20%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.20%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.20%) EdgeSight
6 1 (1.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.20%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.20%) Netcool
6 1 (1.20%) SafeCom
6 1 (1.20%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 35 (42.17%) Microsoft
2 29 (34.94%) VMware
3 14 (16.87%) Citrix
4 7 (8.43%) HP
5 6 (7.23%) ThinPrint
6 5 (6.02%) Apple
6 5 (6.02%) Cisco
7 4 (4.82%) Sophos
7 4 (4.82%) Veeam
8 3 (3.61%) Dell
9 2 (2.41%) Adobe
9 2 (2.41%) EMC
9 2 (2.41%) F5
9 2 (2.41%) Remedy
10 1 (1.20%) DoubleClick
10 1 (1.20%) EqualLogic
10 1 (1.20%) Meridio
10 1 (1.20%) MobileIron
10 1 (1.20%) Proofpoint
10 1 (1.20%) ServiceNow
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