The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester 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 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Engineer
Rank 78 83 78
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 8 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.58% 0.089% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.095% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate
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£351 £170 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+106.17% -51.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £273 £255
% change year-on-year
-0.91% +6.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.75 £20.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
+8.75% -2.43%
Server Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester 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
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1291 1051 923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.10% 93.76% 91.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 753 563 500
Average daily rate £338 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £207 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 50 69
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £18.28
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -4.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

Server Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Server Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Server Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (92.86%) VMware
3 11 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (78.57%) Citrix
4 7 (50.00%) SAN
4 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (42.86%) iSCSI
5 6 (42.86%) Fibre Channel
5 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
6 5 (35.71%) IIS
6 5 (35.71%) MS Office
6 5 (35.71%) Solaris
6 5 (35.71%) UNIX
6 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
6 5 (35.71%) CCA
6 5 (35.71%) Citrix Certification
6 5 (35.71%) CCEA
6 5 (35.71%) EMC
6 5 (35.71%) Terminal Services
6 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (35.71%) Change Control
6 5 (35.71%) CCIA
6 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
6 5 (35.71%) NAS
6 5 (35.71%) XenServer
6 5 (35.71%) XenDesktop
6 5 (35.71%) EMC RecoverPoint

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 5 (35.71%) IIS
1 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
1 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 7 (50.00%) SAN
2 6 (42.86%) iSCSI
2 6 (42.86%) Fibre Channel
3 5 (35.71%) NAS
4 1 (7.14%) VLAN
4 1 (7.14%) DHCP
4 1 (7.14%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (42.86%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
1 5 (35.71%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Replication
1 5 (35.71%) Clustering
1 5 (35.71%) Celerra
2 1 (7.14%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (35.71%) Solaris
4 5 (35.71%) UNIX
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
5 3 (21.43%) Linux
6 2 (14.29%) Windows 8
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
7 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (7.14%) Windows 2000
7 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (35.71%) Change Control
1 5 (35.71%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
1 1 (7.14%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) CCA
1 5 (35.71%) Citrix Certification
1 5 (35.71%) CCEA
1 5 (35.71%) CCIA
2 2 (14.29%) MCP
3 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.14%) MCSE
3 1 (7.14%) MCSA
3 1 (7.14%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 5 (35.71%) Terminal Services
3 5 (35.71%) Hyper-V
3 5 (35.71%) XenServer
3 5 (35.71%) XenDesktop
3 5 (35.71%) EMC RecoverPoint
3 5 (35.71%) VMware ESX
3 5 (35.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (7.14%) Xen
4 1 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) NFS
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
1 13 (92.86%) VMware
2 11 (78.57%) Citrix
3 5 (35.71%) EMC
4 3 (21.43%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) NetApp