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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Engineer
Rank 400 307 364
Rank change year-on-year
-93 +57
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 223 337 238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.44% 0.67% 0.48%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.70% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 150 210 120
Average daily rate £325 £310 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £290 £261
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +11.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 39 27
Average hourly rate £26.50 £22.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.45% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £30.00 £29.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.13 £20.09 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+20.06% +0.46%
Server Engineer
UK

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
48678 47959 46948
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 95.04% 94.75% 94.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 32103 29564 29088
Average daily rate £425 £400 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1381 1912 1941
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.10 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+4.01% -1.02%

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016.

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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 -64 80 £350 - 19
South East -42 62 £294 -2.08% 12
East of England +6 16 £275 +10.00% 2
West Midlands -25 16 £330 +10.00% 3
North West -5 14 £313 - 4
Yorkshire -16 14 £375 +41.50% 6
South West -7 12 £275 -19.11% 2
North East -24 7 £259 -20.30% 1
East Midlands -5 2 £275 +62.96% 3
Server Engineer
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Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 321 (79.26%) Windows
2 264 (65.19%) Windows Server
3 210 (51.85%) Active Directory
4 190 (46.91%) VMware
5 158 (39.01%) Microsoft
6 145 (35.80%) Windows Server 2012
7 128 (31.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 111 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 93 (22.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 91 (22.47%) DNS
11 83 (20.49%) ITIL
12 79 (19.51%) Citrix
13 75 (18.52%) MS Exchange
14 74 (18.27%) SQL Server
15 72 (17.78%) SAN
16 70 (17.28%) SQL
17 68 (16.79%) Data Centre
18 67 (16.54%) Migration
19 63 (15.56%) HP
20 61 (15.06%) DHCP
21 58 (14.32%) Hyper-V
22 54 (13.33%) PowerShell
23 53 (13.09%) MS Excel
24 49 (12.10%) Finance
24 49 (12.10%) Linux
25 48 (11.85%) vSphere
25 48 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
26 47 (11.60%) Cisco
27 45 (11.11%) Firewall
28 40 (9.88%) SCCM

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 75 (18.52%) MS Exchange
2 36 (8.89%) IIS
3 27 (6.67%) Skype for Business
4 23 (5.68%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (5.19%) SharePoint
6 15 (3.70%) Apache
7 10 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.22%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.73%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.48%) WebSphere Application Server
11 5 (1.23%) IBM HTTP Server
12 4 (0.99%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.74%) Confluence
13 3 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.49%) SAS
15 1 (0.25%) Drupal
15 1 (0.25%) Kentico
Applications
1 53 (13.09%) MS Excel
2 27 (6.67%) MS Office
3 4 (0.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.99%) MS Project
3 4 (0.99%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.99%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 34 (8.40%) Office 365
2 15 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.46%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.99%) IaaS
4 4 (0.99%) PaaS
5 3 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.49%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.25%) SaaS
7 1 (0.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.25%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 91 (22.47%) DNS
2 72 (17.78%) SAN
3 61 (15.06%) DHCP
4 45 (11.11%) Firewall
5 27 (6.67%) LAN
6 26 (6.42%) WAN
7 21 (5.19%) TCP/IP
8 18 (4.44%) Internet
9 11 (2.72%) Intranet
10 9 (2.22%) LDAP
10 9 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
10 9 (2.22%) SSL
10 9 (2.22%) VPN
11 8 (1.98%) HTTP
11 8 (1.98%) VoIP
12 7 (1.73%) Wireless
13 6 (1.48%) FTP
13 6 (1.48%) IP Telephony
13 6 (1.48%) Network Security
13 6 (1.48%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (18.27%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.46%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.73%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.74%) DB2
6 3 (0.74%) MySQL
6 3 (0.74%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.49%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.49%) QlikView
8 1 (0.25%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.25%) Informix
8 1 (0.25%) MS Access
8 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.99%) Introscope
2 3 (0.74%) JIRA
3 2 (0.49%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 49 (12.10%) Finance
2 30 (7.41%) Banking
3 7 (1.73%) Advertising
4 5 (1.23%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.99%) Electronics
5 4 (0.99%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.99%) Manufacturing
5 4 (0.99%) Marketing
5 4 (0.99%) Retail
6 3 (0.74%) Legal
7 2 (0.49%) Local Government
7 2 (0.49%) Military
8 1 (0.25%) Back Office
8 1 (0.25%) Games
8 1 (0.25%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.47%) .NET
1 10 (2.47%) Middleware
2 4 (0.99%) Web Services
2 4 (0.99%) XML
3 3 (0.74%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.74%) SOAP
4 2 (0.49%) SAML
4 2 (0.49%) WAP
5 1 (0.25%) CSS
5 1 (0.25%) IBM Integration Bus
5 1 (0.25%) J2EE
5 1 (0.25%) MAPI
5 1 (0.25%) WebSphere MQ
5 1 (0.25%) XML Schema
5 1 (0.25%) XMPP
5 1 (0.25%) XSD
5 1 (0.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 68 (16.79%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.42%) Clustering
3 21 (5.19%) NHS
4 10 (2.47%) Driving Licence
5 9 (2.22%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.98%) EMC VNX
6 8 (1.98%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.73%) Mathematics
8 5 (1.23%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.23%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.23%) PKI
9 4 (0.99%) Computer Science
9 4 (0.99%) EMC VMAX
10 3 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (0.74%) FMCG
10 3 (0.74%) Wiki
11 2 (0.49%) Digital Media
11 2 (0.49%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.49%) Statistics
11 2 (0.49%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 321 (79.26%) Windows
2 264 (65.19%) Windows Server
3 145 (35.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 128 (31.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 93 (22.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 49 (12.10%) Linux
7 27 (6.67%) Windows 7
8 24 (5.93%) Unix
9 12 (2.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.22%) AIX
11 7 (1.73%) Windows 8
12 6 (1.48%) SUSE
12 6 (1.48%) Windows 2000 Server
13 5 (1.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.99%) CentOS
14 4 (0.99%) Oracle Linux
14 4 (0.99%) Windows Phone
14 4 (0.99%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.74%) Data ONTAP
15 3 (0.74%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (20.49%) ITIL
2 67 (16.54%) Migration
3 30 (7.41%) Server Building
4 23 (5.68%) Project Management
5 19 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (4.20%) Capacity Management
7 16 (3.95%) Problem Management
8 14 (3.46%) Change Management
9 12 (2.96%) Service Delivery
10 11 (2.72%) Configuration Management
10 11 (2.72%) Server Virtualisation
11 10 (2.47%) CRM
11 10 (2.47%) High Availability
11 10 (2.47%) ITSM
11 10 (2.47%) Logistics
11 10 (2.47%) Release Management
11 10 (2.47%) Service Management
12 9 (2.22%) Infrastructure Management
12 9 (2.22%) Software Deployment
13 8 (1.98%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 70 (17.28%) SQL
2 54 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.22%) C
4 8 (1.98%) Perl
5 7 (1.73%) C#
5 7 (1.73%) Java
6 6 (1.48%) VBScript
7 5 (1.23%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.23%) Korn
7 5 (1.23%) VB
8 4 (0.99%) PHP
9 2 (0.49%) C++
9 2 (0.49%) Ruby
9 2 (0.49%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.49%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
10 1 (0.25%) Jython
10 1 (0.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 48 (11.85%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (8.64%) MCSE
3 29 (7.16%) Security Cleared
4 18 (4.44%) SC Cleared
4 18 (4.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 16 (3.95%) MCSA
6 14 (3.46%) Degree
7 11 (2.72%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (1.98%) CCNA
9 4 (0.99%) CCNP
9 4 (0.99%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.74%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.74%) MCITP
11 2 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (0.49%) MCSD
12 1 (0.25%) CCA
12 1 (0.25%) HND
12 1 (0.25%) MCP
12 1 (0.25%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.72%) SLA
2 3 (0.74%) QA
3 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.49%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.25%) BS7799
System Software
1 210 (51.85%) Active Directory
2 111 (27.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (14.32%) Hyper-V
4 48 (11.85%) vSphere
5 39 (9.63%) XenApp
6 32 (7.90%) VMware ESXi
7 30 (7.41%) VMware ESX
8 11 (2.72%) VMware Server
8 11 (2.72%) XenDesktop
9 10 (2.47%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 8 (1.98%) XenServer
11 5 (1.23%) Firmware
11 5 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 5 (1.23%) UAG
12 3 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.49%) Brightmail
13 2 (0.49%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
14 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.25%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 40 (9.88%) SCCM
2 22 (5.43%) Backup Exec
2 22 (5.43%) SCOM
3 20 (4.94%) NetBackup
4 19 (4.69%) WSUS
5 12 (2.96%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (2.47%) Puppet
7 7 (1.73%) SCOrch
8 6 (1.48%) Ansible
9 4 (0.99%) IBM BigFix
9 4 (0.99%) Nagios
9 4 (0.99%) Tivoli
9 4 (0.99%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
10 3 (0.74%) AppManager
10 3 (0.74%) EdgeSight
10 3 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.74%) SCVMM
11 2 (0.49%) Salt
11 2 (0.49%) SmoothWall
11 2 (0.49%) ThinApp
Vendors
1 190 (46.91%) VMware
2 158 (39.01%) Microsoft
3 79 (19.51%) Citrix
4 63 (15.56%) HP
5 47 (11.60%) Cisco
6 29 (7.16%) EMC
7 26 (6.42%) IBM
8 25 (6.17%) NetApp
9 18 (4.44%) Dell
10 14 (3.46%) Intel Security
10 14 (3.46%) Red Hat
11 13 (3.21%) Symantec
12 11 (2.72%) Oracle
13 10 (2.47%) CommVault
13 10 (2.47%) Juniper
14 8 (1.98%) arcserve
15 7 (1.73%) 3PAR
15 7 (1.73%) Mitel
16 6 (1.48%) SolarWinds
17 5 (1.23%) Remedy
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