The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the North West region that had Server Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 July 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
27 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Engineer
Rank 146 141 118
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 12 11 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.33% 0.29% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.31% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 6 11
Median daily rate £363 £224 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.01% -20.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £195 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £299 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £300 £253
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +18.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 3
Median hourly rate - £16.46 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -34.18%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.83 £23.88
% change year-on-year
-8.01% -4.37%
Server 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 North West 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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3472 3597 2880
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.84% 94.98% 95.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2161 2115 1563
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 193 189
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% +3.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.39 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of IT contracts across the North West region that featured Server Engineer in the job title.

Server Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Server Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Engineer across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016.

Server Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Server Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +5 4 £310 - 1
Manchester -11 4 £400 +61.61% 7
Lancashire - 2 £300 -
Merseyside -1 1 - - 2
Server Engineer
England

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 July 2016, Server Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (84.62%) Windows
2 20 (76.92%) Windows Server
3 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
4 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (46.15%) VMware
6 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
8 7 (26.92%) Citrix
8 7 (26.92%) IIS
8 7 (26.92%) Finance
8 7 (26.92%) SCCM
8 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
9 6 (23.08%) SCOM
9 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
9 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
10 5 (19.23%) ITIL
10 5 (19.23%) Migration
10 5 (19.23%) Clustering
10 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
11 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
11 4 (15.38%) Banking
11 4 (15.38%) XenApp
11 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
11 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
11 4 (15.38%) SQL
11 4 (15.38%) VB
11 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
11 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Clustering
12 3 (11.54%) VBScript

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (26.92%) IIS
2 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.85%) Confluence
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
2 1 (3.85%) IaaS
2 1 (3.85%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.54%) DHCP
1 3 (11.54%) DNS
1 3 (11.54%) SAN
2 2 (7.69%) Internet
2 2 (7.69%) LAN
2 2 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (3.85%) Firewall
3 1 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (3.85%) Skype
3 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
3 1 (3.85%) VLAN
3 1 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) MS Access
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (3.85%) JIRA
1 1 (3.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (7.69%) Local Government
4 1 (3.85%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.69%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 5 (19.23%) Clustering
3 3 (11.54%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (7.69%) Replication
5 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.85%) PKI
5 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.85%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 22 (84.62%) Windows
2 20 (76.92%) Windows Server
3 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (57.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (7.69%) Linux
6 1 (3.85%) CentOS
6 1 (3.85%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 10
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) ITIL
1 5 (19.23%) Migration
2 3 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (11.54%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (11.54%) Project Management
3 2 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (7.69%) DevOps
3 2 (7.69%) Load Balancing
3 2 (7.69%) Security Patching
3 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (3.85%) Data Protection
4 1 (3.85%) High Availability
4 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
4 1 (3.85%) Portfolio Management
4 1 (3.85%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.85%) Software Engineering
4 1 (3.85%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) PowerShell
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) VB
3 3 (11.54%) VBScript
4 1 (3.85%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.69%) MCSA
2 2 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (3.85%) CCNA
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.85%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (3.85%) MCITP
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Active Directory
2 6 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 4 (15.38%) VMware ESX
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (15.38%) XenApp
4 3 (11.54%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (7.69%) vSphere
6 1 (3.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.85%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) SCCM
2 6 (23.08%) SCOM
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (7.69%) WSUS
5 1 (3.85%) BladeLogic
5 1 (3.85%) EdgeSight
5 1 (3.85%) FortiGate
5 1 (3.85%) HP SIM
5 1 (3.85%) Nagios
5 1 (3.85%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.85%) SCOrch
5 1 (3.85%) SCVMM
5 1 (3.85%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (46.15%) VMware
3 7 (26.92%) Citrix
4 3 (11.54%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco
5 2 (7.69%) SolarWinds
5 2 (7.69%) Sophos
6 1 (3.85%) arcserve
6 1 (3.85%) EMC
6 1 (3.85%) Forcepoint
6 1 (3.85%) IBM
6 1 (3.85%) Intel Security
6 1 (3.85%) Juniper
6 1 (3.85%) Mitel
6 1 (3.85%) Polycom
6 1 (3.85%) ProCurve
6 1 (3.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.85%) Veeam