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 28 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support Engineer
Rank 536 513 496
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support Engineer 21 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.046% 0.058% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.050% 0.063% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 14 8
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£238 £258 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.76% +66.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £138 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £393 £246
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £225 £160
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +40.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 15
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -26.66%
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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
42131 41322 38316
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 92.43% 92.67% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 26842 25081 22205
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £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 1651 1833 2326
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -6.31%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.09 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

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 28 January 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
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 28 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
South East -12 10 £275 -5.17% 1
London +16 4 £175 -46.15% 4
South West -19 2 £225 -
North West - 2 - -
West Midlands +1 1 £285 -28.75%
North East - 1 - -
Yorkshire - - - -
East of England - - - -
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Server Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 38 (80.85%) Windows
2 29 (61.70%) Active Directory
3 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
4 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (31.91%) VMware
5 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (27.66%) HP
6 13 (27.66%) DNS
7 12 (25.53%) Citrix
7 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (23.40%) MCSE
8 11 (23.40%) MS Exchange
9 9 (19.15%) DHCP
9 9 (19.15%) SQL
10 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
10 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
10 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
11 7 (14.89%) SAN
12 6 (12.77%) Linux
12 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
12 6 (12.77%) MS Office
12 6 (12.77%) ITIL
12 6 (12.77%) .NET
13 5 (10.64%) Clustering
13 5 (10.64%) SCCM
13 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
14 4 (8.51%) UNIX
14 4 (8.51%) MCSA

Server Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 11 (23.40%) MS Exchange
2 6 (12.77%) SharePoint
3 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (4.26%) IIS
6 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.13%) Lync
6 1 (2.13%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (12.77%) MS Office
2 5 (10.64%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.66%) DNS
2 9 (19.15%) DHCP
3 8 (17.02%) TCP/IP
4 7 (14.89%) SAN
5 2 (4.26%) LDAP
5 2 (4.26%) LAN
5 2 (4.26%) WAN
6 1 (2.13%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (2.13%) NAS
6 1 (2.13%) Firewall
6 1 (2.13%) Internet
6 1 (2.13%) SSL
6 1 (2.13%) SMS
6 1 (2.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.13%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.13%) Big Data
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (2.13%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (8.51%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (6.38%) Finance
2 1 (2.13%) Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.13%) Advertising
2 1 (2.13%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (12.77%) .NET
2 2 (4.26%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.64%) Clustering
2 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (4.26%) Thin Client
3 2 (4.26%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.13%) Visualisation
4 1 (2.13%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (2.13%) Smartphone
4 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 38 (80.85%) Windows
2 17 (36.17%) Windows Server 2003
3 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (25.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (17.02%) Windows 7
6 6 (12.77%) Linux
7 4 (8.51%) UNIX
7 4 (8.51%) Windows 8
8 2 (4.26%) Windows XP
8 2 (4.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (2.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (12.77%) ITIL
2 4 (8.51%) CMMI
2 4 (8.51%) Kanban
2 4 (8.51%) Customer Engagement
2 4 (8.51%) Scrum
2 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (6.38%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.26%) Service Delivery
4 2 (4.26%) Change Management
4 2 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (4.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.13%) Mentoring
5 1 (2.13%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.13%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.13%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.13%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.13%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.13%) Data Management
5 1 (2.13%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 9 (19.15%) SQL
2 4 (8.51%) VB.NET
2 4 (8.51%) C#
3 3 (6.38%) Perl
4 2 (4.26%) C
4 2 (4.26%) VB
4 2 (4.26%) Korn
4 2 (4.26%) Bourne shell
5 1 (2.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (2.13%) PHP
5 1 (2.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (2.13%) C++
5 1 (2.13%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (23.40%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (23.40%) MCSE
2 8 (17.02%) Security Cleared
3 4 (8.51%) MCSA
4 3 (6.38%) SC Cleared
4 3 (6.38%) MCP
5 2 (4.26%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (2.13%) MCITP
6 1 (2.13%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (2.13%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (2.13%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.51%) SLA
System Software
1 29 (61.70%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (6.38%) ISA Server
4 2 (4.26%) NFS
4 2 (4.26%) Hyper-V
4 2 (4.26%) vSphere
5 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.13%) NLBS
5 1 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (2.13%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.13%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (10.64%) SCCM
2 3 (6.38%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (4.26%) Nagios
3 2 (4.26%) SCOM
3 2 (4.26%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (4.26%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (38.30%) Microsoft
2 15 (31.91%) VMware
3 13 (27.66%) HP
4 12 (25.53%) Citrix
5 4 (8.51%) Cisco
6 3 (6.38%) Dell
7 2 (4.26%) EMC
7 2 (4.26%) Veritas
7 2 (4.26%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.26%) McAfee
7 2 (4.26%) Altiris
7 2 (4.26%) Isilon
8 1 (2.13%) SolarWinds
8 1 (2.13%) Sophos
8 1 (2.13%) CA
8 1 (2.13%) NetApp
8 1 (2.13%) IBM
8 1 (2.13%) Oracle
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