The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support Engineer
Rank 569 545 524
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -21
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support Engineer 29 24 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.056% 0.049% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.061% 0.052% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 17 22
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£288 £245 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.34% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £199 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £333 £421 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £224 £260
% change year-on-year
+34.07% -13.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 5
Average hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £24.00 £21.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.05 £24.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £24.00 £23.21
% change year-on-year
- +3.40%
Server Support 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
47812 45732 43181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.51% 92.60% 92.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 30985 28273 25892
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £227 £238
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 1764 1854 1992
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Server Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

Server Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in England

Server Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Server Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in England

Server Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Server Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in England

Server Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Server Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in England

Server Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Support Engineer across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Server Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Server Support 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 Support Engineer within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 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 +5 9 £260 -38.09% 1
South East -6 9 £300 +12.14%
South West - 7 - - 1
North West -19 2 £350 - 2
North East -25 2 - -
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Server Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Server Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 52 (96.30%) Windows
2 32 (59.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (57.41%) Active Directory
4 30 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 30 (55.56%) VMware
5 23 (42.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (29.63%) vSphere
8 15 (27.78%) SQL
9 14 (25.93%) Data Centre
10 13 (24.07%) HP
11 12 (22.22%) MS Exchange
12 11 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (18.52%) DNS
13 10 (18.52%) Dell
14 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (16.67%) Linux
15 8 (14.81%) MCSE
15 8 (14.81%) DHCP
16 7 (12.96%) ZENworks
16 7 (12.96%) SAN
16 7 (12.96%) Novell
16 7 (12.96%) NetWare
16 7 (12.96%) Web Services
16 7 (12.96%) SUSE
16 7 (12.96%) Firewall
16 7 (12.96%) HP Data Protector
16 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
16 7 (12.96%) Lync
16 7 (12.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

Server Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England region that cited Server Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 12 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.96%) Lync
3 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.41%) IIS
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.70%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.85%) Apache
6 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.70%) MS Office
3 1 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.52%) DNS
2 8 (14.81%) DHCP
3 7 (12.96%) SAN
3 7 (12.96%) Firewall
4 6 (11.11%) LAN
4 6 (11.11%) WAN
5 3 (5.56%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.70%) DDNS
6 2 (3.70%) LDAP
7 1 (1.85%) VoIP
7 1 (1.85%) VPN
7 1 (1.85%) Network Security
7 1 (1.85%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.70%) DTS
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.85%) MySQL
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (5.56%) French Language
2 2 (3.70%) Finance
3 1 (1.85%) Law
3 1 (1.85%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.96%) Web Services
2 2 (3.70%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.93%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.26%) EqualLogic
3 2 (3.70%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.70%) Clustering
3 2 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.85%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.85%) NHS
4 1 (1.85%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 52 (96.30%) Windows
2 32 (59.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (42.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (16.67%) Linux
6 7 (12.96%) SUSE
6 7 (12.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
6 7 (12.96%) NetWare
7 5 (9.26%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.11%) Server Building
2 3 (5.56%) Change Management
2 3 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (5.56%) ITIL
3 2 (3.70%) ETL
3 2 (3.70%) BCP
3 2 (3.70%) Service Delivery
3 2 (3.70%) Validation
4 1 (1.85%) Migration
4 1 (1.85%) Load Balancing
4 1 (1.85%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (1.85%) ITIL V3
4 1 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (1.85%) Mentoring
4 1 (1.85%) Server Hardening
4 1 (1.85%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 15 (27.78%) SQL
2 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.70%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.70%) C#
3 2 (3.70%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (14.81%) MCSE
3 5 (9.26%) MCITP
4 2 (3.70%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.85%) HNC
5 1 (1.85%) Degree
5 1 (1.85%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 31 (57.41%) Active Directory
2 16 (29.63%) vSphere
3 11 (20.37%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
5 5 (9.26%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (9.26%) DFS Replication
6 3 (5.56%) VMware Server
6 3 (5.56%) XenApp
7 2 (3.70%) XenServer
7 2 (3.70%) VMware ESX
8 1 (1.85%) Xen
8 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (12.96%) ZENworks
1 7 (12.96%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (7.41%) SCCM
3 3 (5.56%) SCOM
3 3 (5.56%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.85%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.85%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 30 (55.56%) Microsoft
1 30 (55.56%) VMware
2 13 (24.07%) HP
3 10 (18.52%) Dell
4 7 (12.96%) Novell
5 4 (7.41%) IBM
5 4 (7.41%) Citrix
6 2 (3.70%) CommVault
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.85%) Symantec
7 1 (1.85%) Remedy
7 1 (1.85%) BMC
7 1 (1.85%) EMC
7 1 (1.85%) Compaq
7 1 (1.85%) SAP
7 1 (1.85%) Cisco