The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Server+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the 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.

CompTIA Server+ Certification
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 604 647 -
Rank change year-on-year +43 -  
Contract jobs citing Server+ Certification 1 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.002% 0.002% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.011% 0.009% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate - - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Server+ Certification is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in contract job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Contract job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 9390 11207 10727
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 20.76% 20.82% 20.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 5997 7009 6081
Median daily rate £420 £405 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% +1.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £260 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £545
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £390 £375
% change year-on-year +2.56% +4.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 453 409 493
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.51 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.83% +62.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.40 £57.50 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.92 £40.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year -25.20% +77.77%  

Server+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Server+ Certification as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for Server+ Certification in the UK

Server+ Certification
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Server+ Certification.

Contractor daily rate trend for Server+ Certification in the UK

Server+ Certification
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server+ Certification.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server+ Certification in the UK

Server+ Certification
Top 4 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server+ Certification within the UK over the 3 months to 29 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 +49 1 - -
East of England - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 - -
Watford - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Server+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for Server+ Certification.

1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) EMC
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (50.00%) NetApp
1 1 (50.00%) EPoS
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
1 1 (50.00%) Security+ Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Network+ Certification
1 1 (50.00%) VMware
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Security
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management

Server+ Certification
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:

Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (50.00%) Network Security
General
1 1 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (50.00%) EPoS
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (50.00%) Computer Security
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL
1 1 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 1 (50.00%) Line Management
1 1 (50.00%) Time Management
1 1 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) A+ Certification
1 1 (50.00%) CompTIA Security+
1 1 (50.00%) MCP
1 1 (50.00%) MCSE
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Network+ Certification
1 1 (50.00%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (50.00%) Firmware
1 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Cisco
1 1 (50.00%) EMC
1 1 (50.00%) HP
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) NetApp
1 1 (50.00%) VMware