Period
to 22 May 2018

The median contractor rate for a Server Support was £280 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 795 748 728
Rank change year-on-year -47 -20 -129
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support 88 78 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.087% 0.087% 0.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.092% 0.091% 0.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 46 109
UK median daily rate £280 £200 £259
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -22.78% -5.82%
10th Percentile £144 £123 £170
90th Percentile £382 £366 £408
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £200 £259
% change year-on-year +46.25% -22.78% -5.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 21
UK median hourly rate £29.50 £18.50 £28.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.46% -35.09% +54.05%
10th Percentile £13.50 £14.75 £14.25
90th Percentile £162.50 £23.00 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.50 £17.25 £28.50
% change year-on-year +71.01% -39.47% +54.05%

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 95,507 85,547 100,376
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.85% 94.90% 95.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 62,687 55,526 65,025
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £263 £263 £252
90th Percentile £631 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +3.13% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,993 2,897 3,147
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.97% -6.28% +14.29%
10th Percentile £10.76 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% -7.69% +18.18%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -52 87 £285 +42.50% 36
UK excluding London -33 52 £293 +46.25% 30
London -34 36 £280 +40.00% 7
South East -28 17 £210 +40.00% 9
East of England +4 12 £295 -32.57% 1
Midlands -13 9 £325 +100.00%
North of England -14 7 £295 -5.60% 18
South West +4 6 £269 +34.38% 1
West Midlands -22 6 £325 +62.50%
North East +4 3 £295 +7.27%
East Midlands 0 3 - -
Yorkshire -6 3 £320 -8.57% 10
Wales -9 1 £170 -3.55%
North West -27 1 £225 +36.36% 8

Server Support Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 71 (80.68%) Windows
2 62 (70.45%) Windows Server
3 49 (55.68%) Active Directory
4 48 (54.55%) VMware
5 42 (47.73%) Microsoft
6 32 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 27 (30.68%) Office 365
8 25 (28.41%) DNS
9 22 (25.00%) DHCP
9 22 (25.00%) Linux
9 22 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (23.86%) Microsoft Office
11 20 (22.73%) Citrix
12 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2003
13 18 (20.45%) PowerShell
14 17 (19.32%) SCCM
15 15 (17.05%) MS Exchange
16 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Azure
16 13 (14.77%) Data Centre
17 12 (13.64%) Windows 7
17 12 (13.64%) Hyper-V
17 12 (13.64%) Problem Management
17 12 (13.64%) ITIL
17 12 (13.64%) SQL Server
17 12 (13.64%) Clustering
18 11 (12.50%) Migration
18 11 (12.50%) Finance
18 11 (12.50%) SAN
19 10 (11.36%) Windows 10

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 15 (17.05%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.95%) IIS
3 5 (5.68%) Apache
4 3 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.27%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.14%) Commerce Server
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.14%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.14%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (23.86%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 27 (30.68%) Office 365
2 13 (14.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.14%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 25 (28.41%) DNS
2 22 (25.00%) DHCP
3 11 (12.50%) SAN
4 10 (11.36%) Firewall
4 10 (11.36%) LAN
5 9 (10.23%) VoIP
5 9 (10.23%) WAN
6 8 (9.09%) VLAN
7 6 (6.82%) TCP/IP
8 5 (5.68%) Network Security
8 5 (5.68%) SMTP
9 4 (4.55%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (3.41%) HTTP
10 3 (3.41%) VPN
10 3 (3.41%) Wireless
11 2 (2.27%) Ethernet
11 2 (2.27%) IPv6
11 2 (2.27%) Kerberos
11 2 (2.27%) WLAN
12 1 (1.14%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.55%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.27%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.14%) Blockchain
5 1 (1.14%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Git (software)
General
1 11 (12.50%) Finance
2 6 (6.82%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.55%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.41%) Banking
4 3 (3.41%) Electronics
4 3 (3.41%) Marketing
4 3 (3.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.14%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.14%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.68%) Web Services
2 2 (2.27%) ADSI
2 2 (2.27%) LDAP
3 1 (1.14%) .NET
3 1 (1.14%) CSS
3 1 (1.14%) CSS3
3 1 (1.14%) DOM
3 1 (1.14%) HTML
3 1 (1.14%) HTML5
3 1 (1.14%) J2EE
3 1 (1.14%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Data Centre
2 12 (13.64%) Clustering
3 4 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.41%) Fintech
4 3 (3.41%) PKI
5 2 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.14%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.14%) Replication
6 1 (1.14%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (80.68%) Windows
2 62 (70.45%) Windows Server
3 32 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (25.00%) Linux
4 22 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (13.64%) Windows 7
7 10 (11.36%) Windows 10
8 8 (9.09%) Apple iOS
8 8 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.55%) Android
9 4 (4.55%) Mac OS
9 4 (4.55%) Unix
10 3 (3.41%) AIX
10 3 (3.41%) HPUX
10 3 (3.41%) Oracle Linux
10 3 (3.41%) Windows XP
11 2 (2.27%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.27%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.64%) ITIL
1 12 (13.64%) Problem Management
2 11 (12.50%) Migration
3 9 (10.23%) Business Continuity
4 7 (7.95%) Virtual Environments
5 6 (6.82%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (6.82%) Change Management
5 6 (6.82%) Data Centre Operations
5 6 (6.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (6.82%) High Availability
5 6 (6.82%) Malware Detection/Protection
5 6 (6.82%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (4.55%) Application Packaging
6 4 (4.55%) Data Protection
6 4 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (4.55%) Programme Management
6 4 (4.55%) Runbook
6 4 (4.55%) Server Patching
6 4 (4.55%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (3.41%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.45%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.95%) SQL
3 1 (1.14%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.14%) Java
3 1 (1.14%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (10.23%) Security Cleared
2 8 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (5.68%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.68%) Degree
5 4 (4.55%) MCP
5 4 (4.55%) MCSE
6 3 (3.41%) CCNA
6 3 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.27%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.27%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.14%) BC Cleared
8 1 (1.14%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.14%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.14%) MCITP
8 1 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
8 1 (1.14%) VCP5
8 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.23%) SLA
2 4 (4.55%) GDPR
3 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.14%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 49 (55.68%) Active Directory
2 32 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (13.64%) Hyper-V
4 10 (11.36%) XenApp
5 9 (10.23%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (9.09%) vSphere
7 6 (6.82%) DFS Replication
8 5 (5.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (5.68%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (5.68%) VMware Server
9 2 (2.27%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (1.14%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.14%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (1.14%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.14%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (19.32%) SCCM
2 8 (9.09%) WSUS
3 6 (6.82%) Failover Clustering
4 5 (5.68%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (4.55%) HP Data Protector
5 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.14%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.14%) Ansible
6 1 (1.14%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (1.14%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.14%) Puppet
6 1 (1.14%) SCOM
6 1 (1.14%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.14%) SCSM
6 1 (1.14%) ThinApp
6 1 (1.14%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 1 (1.14%) vCenter Server
6 1 (1.14%) vRealize
Vendors
1 48 (54.55%) VMware
2 42 (47.73%) Microsoft
3 20 (22.73%) Citrix
4 10 (11.36%) Dell
4 10 (11.36%) HP
4 10 (11.36%) IBM
5 9 (10.23%) Cisco
6 7 (7.95%) Ivanti
7 6 (6.82%) Apple
7 6 (6.82%) CommVault
7 6 (6.82%) EqualLogic
7 6 (6.82%) Sun
8 5 (5.68%) Oracle
8 5 (5.68%) SAP
9 4 (4.55%) NetApp
10 3 (3.41%) Google
10 3 (3.41%) McAfee
11 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.14%) Twitter
11 1 (1.14%) Veeam