Period
to 17 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Server Support was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 811 745 733
Rank change year-on-year -66 -12 -80
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 86 113 166
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.083% 0.12% 0.15%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.12% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 71 119
UK median daily rate £300 £258 £265
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.50% -2.83% +6.00%
10th Percentile £135 £145 £174
90th Percentile £440 £388 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £250
% change year-on-year +9.09% +9.89% -9.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 23
UK median hourly rate £23.25 £16.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.91% -26.67% +17.65%
10th Percentile £15.45 £13.70 £13.42
90th Percentile £122.68 £23.74 £32.85
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.25 £16.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year +45.31% -28.89% +18.42%

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 97,761 90,923 103,351
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.86% 94.98% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 64,013 59,062 67,380
UK median daily rate £450 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £269 £263 £255
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +3.13% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3,131 2,801 3,129
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.74% -1.58% +6.29%
10th Percentile £11.03 £10.75 £10.37
90th Percentile £48.00 £49.00 £46.69
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -2.78% -5.26% +9.73%

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 17 August 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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 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 -55 83 £295 +7.27% 20
UK excluding London -45 65 £300 +9.09% 15
South East -18 21 £175 -2.78% 3
London -29 20 £263 +3.45% 5
North of England -15 13 £295 -8.53% 7
Midlands -3 12 £300 -17.81% 3
South West -12 11 £325 +23.81% 1
East Midlands 0 8 £300 +140.00% 2
Yorkshire -9 6 £273 -15.50% 4
East of England -17 6 £323 -24.12% 1
North West -13 5 £300 -6.98% 3
West Midlands -19 4 £325 -10.96% 1
North East -10 2 £290 +5.45%
Northern Ireland - 2 £400 -

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 66 (76.74%) Windows
2 58 (67.44%) Windows Server
3 48 (55.81%) Active Directory
4 44 (51.16%) Microsoft
5 41 (47.67%) VMware
6 22 (25.58%) Office 365
7 21 (24.42%) Hyper-V
8 20 (23.26%) SCCM
9 19 (22.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (22.09%) PowerShell
9 19 (22.09%) Finance
9 19 (22.09%) DNS
10 17 (19.77%) DHCP
10 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (18.60%) LAN
12 15 (17.44%) WAN
12 15 (17.44%) SQL
13 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
13 14 (16.28%) ITIL
13 14 (16.28%) Linux
13 14 (16.28%) MS Exchange
13 14 (16.28%) Cisco
14 13 (15.12%) Citrix
14 13 (15.12%) Firewall
14 13 (15.12%) Microsoft Azure
15 12 (13.95%) Migration
15 12 (13.95%) SAN
16 11 (12.79%) Security Cleared
16 11 (12.79%) HP

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 14 (16.28%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.79%) IIS
3 5 (5.81%) Apache
3 5 (5.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
4 4 (4.65%) SharePoint
5 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.49%) Tomcat
5 3 (3.49%) WebSphere
6 2 (2.33%) JBoss
6 2 (2.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (2.33%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.33%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.16%) Commerce Server
7 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.16%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 22 (25.58%) Office 365
2 13 (15.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.98%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.16%) G Suite
5 1 (1.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (22.09%) DNS
2 17 (19.77%) DHCP
3 16 (18.60%) LAN
4 15 (17.44%) WAN
5 13 (15.12%) Firewall
6 12 (13.95%) SAN
7 8 (9.30%) VoIP
8 7 (8.14%) VLAN
9 5 (5.81%) HTTP
9 5 (5.81%) TCP/IP
10 4 (4.65%) Network Security
10 4 (4.65%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (4.65%) SMTP
10 4 (4.65%) VPN
11 2 (2.33%) IPv6
11 2 (2.33%) iSCSI
11 2 (2.33%) Kerberos
11 2 (2.33%) WebEx
11 2 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (2.33%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.65%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.16%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.16%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.16%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
General
1 19 (22.09%) Finance
2 5 (5.81%) Manufacturing
2 5 (5.81%) Telecoms
3 3 (3.49%) Electronics
3 3 (3.49%) Marketing
4 2 (2.33%) Banking
4 2 (2.33%) German Language
4 2 (2.33%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.81%) .NET
1 5 (5.81%) Web Services
2 3 (3.49%) Middleware
3 2 (2.33%) ADSI
3 2 (2.33%) LDAP
4 1 (1.16%) CSS
4 1 (1.16%) CSS3
4 1 (1.16%) DOM
4 1 (1.16%) HTML
4 1 (1.16%) HTML5
4 1 (1.16%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.14%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.98%) Clustering
3 4 (4.65%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.65%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.49%) PKI
5 2 (2.33%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.33%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.33%) Thin Client
5 2 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.16%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.16%) Fintech
6 1 (1.16%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.16%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 66 (76.74%) Windows
2 58 (67.44%) Windows Server
3 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (16.28%) Linux
5 11 (12.79%) Windows 10
6 9 (10.47%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (9.30%) Apple iOS
8 7 (8.14%) Windows 7
9 5 (5.81%) Unix
10 4 (4.65%) Android
10 4 (4.65%) Mac OS
11 3 (3.49%) AIX
11 3 (3.49%) HPUX
11 3 (3.49%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (3.49%) Windows 8
12 2 (2.33%) Mac OS X
12 2 (2.33%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.33%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (16.28%) ITIL
2 12 (13.95%) Migration
3 9 (10.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 7 (8.14%) Data Protection
5 5 (5.81%) Problem Management
5 5 (5.81%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (5.81%) Programme Management
5 5 (5.81%) Server Management
6 4 (4.65%) Application Packaging
6 4 (4.65%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (4.65%) Runbook
6 4 (4.65%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (3.49%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.49%) Change Management
7 3 (3.49%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.49%) Digital Marketing
7 3 (3.49%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.49%) Fault Management
7 3 (3.49%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (3.49%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (22.09%) PowerShell
2 15 (17.44%) SQL
3 2 (2.33%) VBScript
4 1 (1.16%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.16%) Java
4 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 11 (12.79%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (8.14%) MCSE
5 6 (6.98%) Degree
6 4 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.65%) MCSA
7 2 (2.33%) CCNA
7 2 (2.33%) DV Cleared
7 2 (2.33%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.33%) MCP
8 1 (1.16%) A+ Certification
8 1 (1.16%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.16%) Novell Certification
8 1 (1.16%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.16%) VCP5
8 1 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.30%) SLA
2 5 (5.81%) GDPR
3 1 (1.16%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (55.81%) Active Directory
2 21 (24.42%) Hyper-V
3 19 (22.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (11.63%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (8.14%) vSphere
6 5 (5.81%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (4.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.49%) XenApp
9 2 (2.33%) VMware Server
9 2 (2.33%) XenServer
10 1 (1.16%) IAG
10 1 (1.16%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.16%) UAG
10 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (23.26%) SCCM
2 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (6.98%) SCOM
3 5 (5.81%) WSUS
4 4 (4.65%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.33%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.33%) CA Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.33%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.33%) SCOrch
5 2 (2.33%) SCSM
6 1 (1.16%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.16%) Ansible
6 1 (1.16%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.16%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.16%) Puppet
6 1 (1.16%) ThinApp
6 1 (1.16%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 44 (51.16%) Microsoft
2 41 (47.67%) VMware
3 14 (16.28%) Cisco
4 13 (15.12%) Citrix
5 11 (12.79%) HP
6 9 (10.47%) Dell
7 8 (9.30%) Oracle
8 6 (6.98%) IBM
9 5 (5.81%) Apple
9 5 (5.81%) NetApp
10 4 (4.65%) SAP
11 3 (3.49%) EMC
11 3 (3.49%) Google
11 3 (3.49%) McAfee
11 3 (3.49%) SolarWinds
12 2 (2.33%) CA
12 2 (2.33%) EqualLogic
12 2 (2.33%) Mitel
12 2 (2.33%) Red Box
12 2 (2.33%) Veeam