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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Engineer
Rank 366 372 385
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +13
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 198 165 123
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.43% 0.37% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.40% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 101 55
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£270 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £170 £156
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £411 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £266 £270 £240
% change year-on-year
-1.38% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 13 29
Average hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £16.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £31.54 £32.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £20.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -
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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
42688 41191 38318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.41% 92.60% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 27233 25100 22188
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £230 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £563
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1682 1864 2310
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +24 66 £325 -10.34% 16
South East -32 40 £275 -8.33% 10
West Midlands +23 29 £245 -5.76% 2
East of England -6 17 £275 +7.84% 3
South West -31 15 £225 -20.35% 2
Yorkshire +6 13 £150 -42.30% 1
North West +1 12 £351 +106.17% 2
North East -15 3 £285 +16.80%
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Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 January 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.

1 327 (81.55%) Windows
2 210 (52.37%) VMware
3 209 (52.12%) Active Directory
4 177 (44.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 152 (37.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 135 (33.67%) Microsoft
7 125 (31.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 111 (27.68%) MS Exchange
9 106 (26.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 90 (22.44%) DNS
11 79 (19.70%) Citrix
12 77 (19.20%) SAN
13 73 (18.20%) DHCP
14 70 (17.46%) HP
15 64 (15.96%) ITIL
16 56 (13.97%) Security Cleared
17 55 (13.72%) SCCM
17 55 (13.72%) SQL
17 55 (13.72%) Microsoft Certification
18 51 (12.72%) Hyper-V
19 47 (11.72%) SQL Server
19 47 (11.72%) MCSE
20 44 (10.97%) Migration
21 42 (10.47%) Clustering
21 42 (10.47%) Cisco
21 42 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
22 41 (10.22%) Exchange Server 2007
23 39 (9.73%) PowerShell
23 39 (9.73%) vSphere
23 39 (9.73%) EMC

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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
1 111 (27.68%) MS Exchange
2 42 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (10.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 32 (7.98%) Exchange Server 2003
4 32 (7.98%) IIS
5 25 (6.23%) SharePoint
6 17 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (2.74%) Lync
8 9 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.50%) IBM Notes
10 5 (1.25%) GroupWise
11 4 (1.00%) Office Communications Server
12 3 (0.75%) SAS
13 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.50%) Node.js
14 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.25%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.25%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 38 (9.48%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.74%) MS Office
3 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 5 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (1.00%) Office 365
3 1 (0.25%) GitHub
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 90 (22.44%) DNS
2 77 (19.20%) SAN
3 73 (18.20%) DHCP
4 35 (8.73%) Firewall
5 26 (6.48%) TCP/IP
5 26 (6.48%) NAS
6 24 (5.99%) WAN
7 23 (5.74%) LAN
8 15 (3.74%) Fibre Channel
9 14 (3.49%) VPN
10 12 (2.99%) DMZ
11 11 (2.74%) VLAN
12 9 (2.24%) iSCSI
12 9 (2.24%) VoIP
13 8 (2.00%) SSL
13 8 (2.00%) Internet
14 7 (1.75%) SMTP
15 6 (1.50%) Kerberos
15 6 (1.50%) SNMP
15 6 (1.50%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (0.75%) MongoDB
5 2 (0.50%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.25%) Big Data
6 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.50%) Mocha
2 2 (0.50%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.50%) Sinon.JS
3 1 (0.25%) Subversion
3 1 (0.25%) MSBuild
General
1 37 (9.23%) Finance
2 9 (2.24%) Legal
3 7 (1.75%) Banking
4 4 (1.00%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.00%) Local Government
4 4 (1.00%) Law
5 3 (0.75%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.75%) Back Office
6 2 (0.50%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.25%) Retail
7 1 (0.25%) Billing
7 1 (0.25%) Marketing
7 1 (0.25%) Online Betting
7 1 (0.25%) Electronics
7 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.25%) Advertising
7 1 (0.25%) Publishing
7 1 (0.25%) Games
7 1 (0.25%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.24%) .NET
2 5 (1.25%) XML
3 4 (1.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.75%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.75%) COM+
4 3 (0.75%) Web Services
4 3 (0.75%) Middleware
5 1 (0.25%) RESTful
5 1 (0.25%) REST
5 1 (0.25%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (10.47%) Clustering
2 16 (3.99%) Blackberry
3 9 (2.24%) Replication
3 9 (2.24%) Fat Client
3 9 (2.24%) Thin Client
4 6 (1.50%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.50%) PKI
4 6 (1.50%) NHS
5 5 (1.25%) Client/Server
5 5 (1.25%) Celerra
6 4 (1.00%) CLARiiON
7 3 (0.75%) PDA
7 3 (0.75%) Open Source
7 3 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.50%) Kindle
8 2 (0.50%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (0.50%) IBM XIV
8 2 (0.50%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.25%) Life Science
9 1 (0.25%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 327 (81.55%) Windows
2 177 (44.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 152 (37.91%) Windows Server 2003
4 125 (31.17%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (6.23%) Linux
6 24 (5.99%) Windows 7
7 16 (3.99%) UNIX
8 11 (2.74%) Windows XP
9 9 (2.24%) Solaris
10 8 (2.00%) Windows 2000 Server
10 8 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.25%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.00%) Windows 2000
13 3 (0.75%) CentOS
13 3 (0.75%) Windows Vista
14 2 (0.50%) Android
14 2 (0.50%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.25%) Debian
15 1 (0.25%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (15.96%) ITIL
2 44 (10.97%) Migration
3 23 (5.74%) Change Management
4 10 (2.49%) Business Continuity
4 10 (2.49%) Incident Management
5 9 (2.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (2.00%) Change Control
7 7 (1.75%) Customer Engagement
7 7 (1.75%) ITIL V3
7 7 (1.75%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (1.50%) Software Deployment
8 6 (1.50%) Performance Monitoring
8 6 (1.50%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (1.25%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (1.25%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (1.25%) Scrum
9 5 (1.25%) Kanban
9 5 (1.25%) Configuration Management
9 5 (1.25%) Service Management
9 5 (1.25%) CMMI
Programming Languages
1 55 (13.72%) SQL
2 39 (9.73%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.49%) VB
4 6 (1.50%) VBScript
4 6 (1.50%) C#
5 5 (1.25%) Perl
5 5 (1.25%) VB.NET
5 5 (1.25%) C
6 4 (1.00%) C++
6 4 (1.00%) Java
7 3 (0.75%) PHP
8 2 (0.50%) JavaScript
8 2 (0.50%) Bourne shell
8 2 (0.50%) Ruby
8 2 (0.50%) Korn
9 1 (0.25%) Python
9 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 56 (13.97%) Security Cleared
2 55 (13.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 47 (11.72%) MCSE
4 30 (7.48%) SC Cleared
5 19 (4.74%) MCITP
6 17 (4.24%) MCP
7 16 (3.99%) DV Cleared
8 14 (3.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (2.49%) MCSA
9 10 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (1.25%) CCEA
11 5 (1.25%) CCA
11 5 (1.25%) CCIA
11 5 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (1.00%) MCTS
12 4 (1.00%) Degree
12 4 (1.00%) CCNA
13 2 (0.50%) CCNP
13 2 (0.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.74%) SLA
2 2 (0.50%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.25%) QA
3 1 (0.25%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 209 (52.12%) Active Directory
2 106 (26.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (12.72%) Hyper-V
4 39 (9.73%) vSphere
5 25 (6.23%) XenApp
6 20 (4.99%) VMware ESX
7 18 (4.49%) XenDesktop
8 17 (4.24%) VMware Server
9 15 (3.74%) XenServer
10 10 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (2.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (2.00%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 7 (1.75%) Terminal Services
14 6 (1.50%) ISA Server
14 6 (1.50%) Terminal Server
15 5 (1.25%) NFS
15 5 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 4 (1.00%) DFS Replication
17 2 (0.50%) vCloud
17 2 (0.50%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 55 (13.72%) SCCM
2 37 (9.23%) SCOM
3 15 (3.74%) NetBackup
4 11 (2.74%) Backup Exec
5 10 (2.49%) WSUS
6 5 (1.25%) Puppet
7 4 (1.00%) BladeLogic
7 4 (1.00%) Tivoli
7 4 (1.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 3 (0.75%) Nagios
8 3 (0.75%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.75%) HP Data Protector
8 3 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.50%) ServiceCenter
9 2 (0.50%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.50%) MOM
9 2 (0.50%) OpenView
9 2 (0.50%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.25%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 210 (52.37%) VMware
2 135 (33.67%) Microsoft
3 79 (19.70%) Citrix
4 70 (17.46%) HP
5 42 (10.47%) Cisco
6 39 (9.73%) EMC
7 24 (5.99%) Dell
8 23 (5.74%) NetApp
9 14 (3.49%) IBM
10 10 (2.49%) Symantec
10 10 (2.49%) AppSense
11 9 (2.24%) Red Hat
11 9 (2.24%) McAfee
11 9 (2.24%) Sophos
12 8 (2.00%) Oracle
12 8 (2.00%) 3PAR
13 7 (1.75%) Veeam
13 7 (1.75%) Juniper
14 6 (1.50%) Novell
14 6 (1.50%) Lotus
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