The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the England 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 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
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Engineer
Rank 375 415 379
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 226 150 141
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.45% 0.31% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.34% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 81 82
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£310 £280 £294
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -4.68%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £176
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £387 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £245 £278
% change year-on-year
+12.24% -11.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 13 19
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% -12.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £20.00 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £32.30 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.34 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-11.55% -8.00%
Server Engineer
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the England 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
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46284 44438 38725
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.36% 92.57% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 29150 27994 22829
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.12% -0.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1807 1851 1995
Average hourly rate £16.83 £17.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.02% -10.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.60 £40.00 £41.50
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 England

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

Server Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Server Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Server Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Server Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 27 May 2015.

Server Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in England

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 England region over the 3 months to 27 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
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
London +45 87 £338 +5.46% 6
South East +9 55 £305 +23.23% 4
Yorkshire +1 24 £300 +62.16% 1
West Midlands -4 16 £300 -4.76% 4
South West +19 15 £180 -34.54% 3
East of England -10 13 £250 +21.95%
East Midlands -8 9 £200 -3.61%
North West -30 7 £200 -20.00%
North East -10 3 £325 +30.00%
Server Engineer
UK

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 361 (82.61%) Windows
2 274 (62.70%) VMware
3 244 (55.84%) Active Directory
4 195 (44.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 173 (39.59%) Microsoft
6 145 (33.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 142 (32.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 141 (32.27%) VMware Infrastructure
9 115 (26.32%) SAN
10 110 (25.17%) MS Exchange
11 94 (21.51%) DNS
12 74 (16.93%) SQL Server
13 73 (16.70%) ITIL
13 73 (16.70%) HP
14 71 (16.25%) DHCP
15 70 (16.02%) SQL
16 65 (14.87%) Citrix
17 63 (14.42%) Microsoft Certification
17 63 (14.42%) Migration
18 58 (13.27%) Cisco
19 57 (13.04%) vSphere
20 53 (12.13%) Hyper-V
21 50 (11.44%) MCSE
22 48 (10.98%) Security Cleared
22 48 (10.98%) SCCM
23 46 (10.53%) Clustering
23 46 (10.53%) Firewall
23 46 (10.53%) EMC
23 46 (10.53%) NetApp
24 44 (10.07%) Finance

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 110 (25.17%) MS Exchange
2 40 (9.15%) IIS
3 36 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (5.49%) SharePoint
4 24 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 21 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (4.35%) Lync
7 11 (2.52%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (2.06%) Apache
9 7 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.37%) GroupWise
10 6 (1.37%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (1.37%) IBM Notes
10 6 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.92%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.92%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.92%) WebLogic Portal
11 4 (0.92%) WebSphere Portal
11 4 (0.92%) WebSphere
12 3 (0.69%) Node.js
Applications
1 31 (7.09%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.12%) MS Office
3 2 (0.46%) MS Project
4 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.46%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (5.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (4.81%) Office 365
3 4 (0.92%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.23%) SaaS
4 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 115 (26.32%) SAN
2 94 (21.51%) DNS
3 71 (16.25%) DHCP
4 46 (10.53%) Firewall
5 26 (5.95%) TCP/IP
6 24 (5.49%) WAN
7 23 (5.26%) LAN
8 21 (4.81%) NAS
9 11 (2.52%) iSCSI
10 10 (2.29%) VLAN
10 10 (2.29%) Internet
11 8 (1.83%) NetScaler
11 8 (1.83%) VPN
11 8 (1.83%) SMTP
12 7 (1.60%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (1.37%) IMAP
13 6 (1.37%) LDAP
13 6 (1.37%) POP3
14 4 (0.92%) VoIP
14 4 (0.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (16.93%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.92%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.69%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.69%) MySQL
7 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.46%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.46%) DTS
7 2 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.23%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.23%) DB2
8 1 (0.23%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.23%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (0.69%) Mocha
1 3 (0.69%) Sinon.JS
2 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.23%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
General
1 44 (10.07%) Finance
2 18 (4.12%) Banking
3 6 (1.37%) Law
3 6 (1.37%) Legal
4 5 (1.14%) Back Office
5 4 (0.92%) Retail
6 3 (0.69%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.69%) Investment Banking
6 3 (0.69%) Local Government
7 2 (0.46%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.23%) Billing
8 1 (0.23%) Advertising
8 1 (0.23%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.29%) .NET
2 8 (1.83%) Web Services
3 4 (0.92%) J2EE
4 3 (0.69%) XML
4 3 (0.69%) RESTful
5 2 (0.46%) HTML
5 2 (0.46%) Middleware
6 1 (0.23%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.23%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.23%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.23%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.53%) Clustering
2 29 (6.64%) Data Centre
3 18 (4.12%) PKI
4 15 (3.43%) NHS
5 14 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.06%) Blackberry
7 8 (1.83%) EqualLogic
8 6 (1.37%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.37%) Replication
8 6 (1.37%) Client/Server
8 6 (1.37%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.14%) CLARiiON
9 5 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.14%) Private Cloud
10 4 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.69%) Social Network
11 3 (0.69%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.46%) CMDB
12 2 (0.46%) PDA
13 1 (0.23%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 361 (82.61%) Windows
2 195 (44.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 145 (33.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 142 (32.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (7.78%) Windows 7
6 33 (7.55%) Linux
7 14 (3.20%) UNIX
8 13 (2.97%) Windows XP
9 12 (2.75%) Windows 2000
10 9 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (1.60%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.37%) SUSE
12 6 (1.37%) Solaris
13 5 (1.14%) NetWare
13 5 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (1.14%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.92%) CentOS
15 3 (0.69%) Android
15 3 (0.69%) AIX
15 3 (0.69%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 73 (16.70%) ITIL
2 63 (14.42%) Migration
3 33 (7.55%) Server Building
4 19 (4.35%) Capacity Planning
5 15 (3.43%) Change Management
6 11 (2.52%) Incident Management
7 10 (2.29%) Service Management
8 9 (2.06%) Service Delivery
8 9 (2.06%) Patch Management
9 8 (1.83%) Customer Engagement
9 8 (1.83%) Disaster Recovery
9 8 (1.83%) Validation
10 7 (1.60%) Project Management
10 7 (1.60%) Change Control
10 7 (1.60%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (1.60%) Mentoring
11 6 (1.37%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (1.14%) Time Management
12 5 (1.14%) Business Continuity
12 5 (1.14%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 70 (16.02%) SQL
2 36 (8.24%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.60%) C#
4 6 (1.37%) Java
4 6 (1.37%) Perl
5 5 (1.14%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.14%) T-SQL
6 4 (0.92%) C
6 4 (0.92%) Jython
7 3 (0.69%) VB
7 3 (0.69%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.69%) Python
7 3 (0.69%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.46%) C++
8 2 (0.46%) Korn
9 1 (0.23%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 63 (14.42%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (11.44%) MCSE
3 48 (10.98%) Security Cleared
4 35 (8.01%) MCITP
5 29 (6.64%) SC Cleared
6 27 (6.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (4.12%) DV Cleared
8 13 (2.97%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (2.97%) CCNA
9 9 (2.06%) Degree
10 7 (1.60%) MCTS
10 7 (1.60%) MCSA
11 3 (0.69%) MCP
11 3 (0.69%) CCA
11 3 (0.69%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (0.23%) MOS
13 1 (0.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.23%) CCEA
13 1 (0.23%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.20%) SLA
2 1 (0.23%) QA
2 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 244 (55.84%) Active Directory
2 141 (32.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (13.04%) vSphere
4 53 (12.13%) Hyper-V
5 27 (6.18%) VMware ESX
6 25 (5.72%) VMware Server
7 24 (5.49%) XenApp
8 19 (4.35%) XenDesktop
9 14 (3.20%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.83%) XenServer
11 5 (1.14%) Postfix
11 5 (1.14%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.92%) Terminal Server
12 4 (0.92%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.69%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.69%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.46%) NFS
14 2 (0.46%) LiteSpeed
14 2 (0.46%) Xen
14 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 48 (10.98%) SCCM
2 20 (4.58%) SCOM
3 11 (2.52%) WSUS
4 9 (2.06%) HP Data Protector
4 9 (2.06%) ARCserve
5 7 (1.60%) ZENworks
6 5 (1.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (0.69%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 3 (0.69%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.69%) Backup Exec
7 3 (0.69%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.46%) vMotion
8 2 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.46%) Puppet
8 2 (0.46%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.46%) NetBackup
9 1 (0.23%) Norton AntiVirus
9 1 (0.23%) Nagios
9 1 (0.23%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.23%) MOM
Vendors
1 274 (62.70%) VMware
2 173 (39.59%) Microsoft
3 73 (16.70%) HP
4 65 (14.87%) Citrix
5 58 (13.27%) Cisco
6 46 (10.53%) EMC
6 46 (10.53%) NetApp
7 32 (7.32%) Dell
8 14 (3.20%) Novell
9 13 (2.97%) Red Hat
10 12 (2.75%) McAfee
11 11 (2.52%) AppSense
12 9 (2.06%) SolarWinds
13 8 (1.83%) CommVault
13 8 (1.83%) IBM
13 8 (1.83%) Oracle
14 7 (1.60%) Sophos
14 7 (1.60%) 3PAR
14 7 (1.60%) FalconStor
15 6 (1.37%) Lumension
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