The first table below looks at the demand for the Server Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Chester 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the Chester region.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Engineer
Rank 20 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.74% 2.50% 1.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.77% 2.74% 1.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £180
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 £284 £260
% change year-on-year
-7.92% +9.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.04% -18.33%
Job Titles Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
130 146 125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 95.59% 91.25% 93.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 46 41
Average daily rate £300 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £182 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £495 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 20 5
Average hourly rate £30.00 £31.56 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.92% -20.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.60 £16.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
Server Engineer
Cheshire

Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

Server Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Server Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Chester

Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Server Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Clustering
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) SCCM
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Remedy
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) DNS
4 2 (40.00%) IIS
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 2 (40.00%) SCOM
4 2 (40.00%) SCVMM
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) Local Government
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
5 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (20.00%) Lync
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) XenApp
5 1 (20.00%) PKI
5 1 (20.00%) VLAN
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 2 (40.00%) IIS
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) DHCP
1 2 (40.00%) DNS
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) VLAN
2 1 (20.00%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) CESG
2 1 (20.00%) PKI
2 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) AIX
3 1 (20.00%) Linux
3 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
2 2 (40.00%) SCOM
2 2 (40.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (20.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Remedy
3 1 (20.00%) McAfee
3 1 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Juniper