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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Engineer
Rank 110 113 103
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -10
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 9 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.37% 0.39% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.42% 0.44% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 11
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£350 £220 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.09% -34.32%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £184 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £310 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £245 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.24% -10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £17.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.34 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.55% -8.00%
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
2167 2286 2199
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 89.36% 89.54% 91.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 1137 1114 909
Average daily rate £398 £350 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.57% -3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £496 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 74 72 113
Average hourly rate £18.50 £17.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.82% -38.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.80 £11.40 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Engineer across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

Server Engineer Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 May 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
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Daily Rate
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Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
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Bracknell -4 2 - -
Slough - 2 £350 -
Server Engineer
South East

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 27 (69.23%) Windows
2 25 (64.10%) Microsoft
2 25 (64.10%) VMware
3 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
4 17 (43.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
7 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (25.64%) SQL
8 10 (25.64%) Hyper-V
8 10 (25.64%) vSphere
8 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
9 9 (23.08%) DV Cleared
9 9 (23.08%) Data Centre
9 9 (23.08%) HP
9 9 (23.08%) ITIL
10 8 (20.51%) Dell
10 8 (20.51%) Citrix
10 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
10 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
10 8 (20.51%) HP Data Protector
10 8 (20.51%) Customer Engagement
11 7 (17.95%) XenApp
11 7 (17.95%) XenDesktop
11 7 (17.95%) SCCM
11 7 (17.95%) IIS
11 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (17.95%) MCTS
11 7 (17.95%) MCITP
11 7 (17.95%) Service Management

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 8 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 7 (17.95%) IIS
3 6 (15.38%) GroupWise
3 6 (15.38%) IBM Notes
3 6 (15.38%) Office Communications Server
4 2 (5.13%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.56%) Lync
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.56%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 8 (20.51%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.56%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (15.38%) SAN
1 6 (15.38%) POP3
1 6 (15.38%) SMTP
1 6 (15.38%) DNS
1 6 (15.38%) IMAP
1 6 (15.38%) NetScaler
2 2 (5.13%) LAN
2 2 (5.13%) WAN
3 1 (2.56%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.56%) Visual Studio
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 1 (2.56%) Software Packaging
2 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.56%) COM+
2 1 (2.56%) Web Services
2 1 (2.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.08%) Data Centre
2 7 (17.95%) Clustering
3 6 (15.38%) PKI
4 1 (2.56%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 27 (69.23%) Windows
2 17 (43.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (38.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (23.08%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) Customer Engagement
3 7 (17.95%) Service Management
3 7 (17.95%) Migration
4 5 (12.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (10.26%) Server Building
6 3 (7.69%) Kanban
6 3 (7.69%) CMMI
6 3 (7.69%) Scrum
6 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.13%) Incident Management
8 1 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (2.56%) High Availability
8 1 (2.56%) Change Control
8 1 (2.56%) Network Load Balancing
8 1 (2.56%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 10 (25.64%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) C#
2 3 (7.69%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.56%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (25.64%) Security Cleared
2 9 (23.08%) DV Cleared
3 7 (17.95%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (17.95%) MCTS
3 7 (17.95%) MCITP
4 6 (15.38%) Degree
5 2 (5.13%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 18 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (25.64%) Hyper-V
3 10 (25.64%) vSphere
4 7 (17.95%) XenApp
4 7 (17.95%) XenDesktop
5 1 (2.56%) Terminal Services
5 1 (2.56%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (20.51%) HP Data Protector
2 7 (17.95%) SCCM
3 1 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (2.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 25 (64.10%) Microsoft
1 25 (64.10%) VMware
2 9 (23.08%) HP
3 8 (20.51%) Dell
3 8 (20.51%) Citrix
4 6 (15.38%) Wyse
4 6 (15.38%) AppSense
4 6 (15.38%) Novell
4 6 (15.38%) Lotus
4 6 (15.38%) Lumension
5 2 (5.13%) IBM
5 2 (5.13%) EMC
6 1 (2.56%) Meridio