The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the London 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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support Engineer
Rank 406 421 413
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -8
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support Engineer 5 4 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.021% 0.016% 0.034%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.023% 0.017% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£435 £263 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.71% -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £251 £268
% change year-on-year
-0.49% -6.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £29.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £23.21 £34.78
% change year-on-year
+3.40% -33.26%
Server Support Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the London 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
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
22045 23287 24756
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 92.54% 92.78% 93.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 14996 15957 16253
Average daily rate £425 £438 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 446 630
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £19.52
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -0.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

Server Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

Server Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in London

Server Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Server Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in London

Server Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Server Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in London

Server Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. 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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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
City of London +32 2 £420 +52.72%
Server Support Engineer
England

Server Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (40.00%) Dell
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (30.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) MCP
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 2 (20.00%) CCNA
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) SAN
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) MCSE
5 2 (20.00%) .NET
5 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
6 1 (10.00%) Becrypt
6 1 (10.00%) Database Security

Server Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 2 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (10.00%) LAN
2 1 (10.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) DHCP
2 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Oracle Database
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 1 (10.00%) Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Investment Banking
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
1 1 (10.00%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Server Monitoring
2 1 (10.00%) Database Security
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Technical Architecture
2 1 (10.00%) ITSM
2 1 (10.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (30.00%) MCP
2 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (20.00%) CCNA
3 2 (20.00%) MCSE
3 2 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (10.00%) MCSA
4 1 (10.00%) CCA
4 1 (10.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (10.00%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (10.00%) XenApp
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Dell
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco
3 2 (20.00%) HP
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Becrypt
4 1 (10.00%) Oracle
4 1 (10.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (10.00%) EMC
4 1 (10.00%) IBM
4 1 (10.00%) Mercator
4 1 (10.00%) NetIQ