The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Server Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Engineer
Rank 115 114 118
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 5 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.20% 0.57% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.62% 0.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
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£308 £325 £295
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.38% +10.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £280 £263
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
Average hourly rate £18.75 £21.00 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +27.27%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -3.05%
Server Engineer
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2289 2253 2346
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.52% 91.25% 91.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1311 1120 1020
Average daily rate £381 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 103 69 92
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.07 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.16% +3.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.71 £40.00 £36.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Server Engineer in the job title across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Server Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Server Engineer across the Berkshire region.

Server Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Server Engineer across the Berkshire region.

Server Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Engineer within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 August 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading -14 3 £308 -7.16%
Bracknell - 2 - -
Server Engineer
South East

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Server Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Server Engineer in their job title.

1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) VMware
3 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
4 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (40.00%) vSphere
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
8 4 (26.67%) Citrix
8 4 (26.67%) HP
8 4 (26.67%) DNS
8 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
9 3 (20.00%) SQL
9 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
9 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
9 3 (20.00%) LAN
9 3 (20.00%) Dell
9 3 (20.00%) ITIL
9 3 (20.00%) Migration
9 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
9 3 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
9 3 (20.00%) XenApp
10 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
10 2 (13.33%) SCCM
10 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
10 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region that cited Server Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Server Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) IIS
2 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (6.67%) IBM Notes
3 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) GroupWise
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 3 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Office 365
1 1 (6.67%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
2 3 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (6.67%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) POP3
4 1 (6.67%) SMTP
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) Wireless
4 1 (6.67%) VLAN
4 1 (6.67%) IMAP
4 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (6.67%) PVCS
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) WAP
1 1 (6.67%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) PKI
3 1 (6.67%) HP Storage
3 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
3 1 (6.67%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (53.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Vista
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 2000
5 1 (6.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
1 3 (20.00%) Migration
1 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
2 1 (6.67%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (6.67%) Change Control
2 1 (6.67%) Server Building
2 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
2 1 (6.67%) Service Management
2 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) DV Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (6.67%) MCTS
2 1 (6.67%) MCITP
2 1 (6.67%) Degree
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (40.00%) vSphere
4 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (20.00%) XenApp
5 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
5 2 (13.33%) Terminal Services
5 2 (13.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) WMI
3 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) VMware
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) HP
3 4 (26.67%) Citrix
4 3 (20.00%) Dell
5 2 (13.33%) EMC
5 2 (13.33%) IBM
6 1 (6.67%) Oracle
6 1 (6.67%) AppSense
6 1 (6.67%) ProCurve
6 1 (6.67%) Lumension
6 1 (6.67%) Novell
6 1 (6.67%) Lotus
6 1 (6.67%) Symantec
6 1 (6.67%) Wyse