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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Engineer
Rank 142 153 121
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -32
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 8 18 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.23% 0.40% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.42% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 11 11
Median daily rate £270 £248 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £231 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £325 £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £298 £280
% change year-on-year
-7.56% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
Median hourly rate - £16.46 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -47.76%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.52 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+7.60% -13.26%
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
3306 4259 2991
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 94.48% 95.17% 93.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 2110 2606 1696
Median daily rate £395 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £270 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £376 £351
% change year-on-year
+3.86% +6.93%
Number of hourly rates quoted 130 211 196
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.33 £16.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.98% +7.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.92 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 25 September 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
Manchester -3 5 £266 +7.57% 1
Lancashire +21 2 £300 -4.00%
Merseyside +6 1 - -
Server Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows Server
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (64.71%) VMware
4 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
4 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (29.41%) Migration
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
6 5 (29.41%) IIS
7 4 (23.53%) ITIL
7 4 (23.53%) SQL
7 4 (23.53%) DNS
7 4 (23.53%) DHCP
7 4 (23.53%) Clustering
7 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
7 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
7 4 (23.53%) SCCM
7 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (17.65%) XenApp
8 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
8 3 (17.65%) HP
8 3 (17.65%) Citrix
8 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (17.65%) VB
8 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
8 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange

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 5 (29.41%) IIS
2 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.88%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (23.53%) DHCP
1 4 (23.53%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) Internet
2 2 (11.76%) LAN
2 2 (11.76%) SAN
2 2 (11.76%) WAN
3 1 (5.88%) Firewall
3 1 (5.88%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.88%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (5.88%) VLAN
3 1 (5.88%) VoIP
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (5.88%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
1 2 (11.76%) Local Government
2 1 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (5.88%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (23.53%) Clustering
1 4 (23.53%) Data Centre
2 2 (11.76%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.88%) FlexPod
3 1 (5.88%) PKI
3 1 (5.88%) Smartphone
3 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 14 (82.35%) Windows
2 13 (76.47%) Windows Server
3 11 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.88%) Linux
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 10
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (5.88%) Windows 8
7 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) Migration
2 4 (23.53%) ITIL
3 2 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (11.76%) DevOps
3 2 (11.76%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Code Coverage
4 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (5.88%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.88%) High Availability
4 1 (5.88%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.88%) Software Licensing
4 1 (5.88%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (5.88%) TDD
4 1 (5.88%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (5.88%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (23.53%) PowerShell
1 4 (23.53%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) VB
3 2 (11.76%) VBScript
4 1 (5.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (11.76%) MCITP
2 2 (11.76%) MCSE
3 1 (5.88%) CCNA
3 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
3 1 (5.88%) MCDST
3 1 (5.88%) MCSA
3 1 (5.88%) MCTS
System Software
1 7 (41.18%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
2 4 (23.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (17.65%) VMware ESX
3 3 (17.65%) XenApp
4 2 (11.76%) vSphere
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.88%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (5.88%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) SCCM
2 3 (17.65%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (11.76%) SCOM
3 2 (11.76%) WSUS
4 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
4 1 (5.88%) HP SIM
4 1 (5.88%) NetBackup
4 1 (5.88%) SCVMM
4 1 (5.88%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) VMware
2 10 (58.82%) Microsoft
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix
3 3 (17.65%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
4 2 (11.76%) Sophos
5 1 (5.88%) arcserve
5 1 (5.88%) Dell
5 1 (5.88%) Forcepoint
5 1 (5.88%) IBM
5 1 (5.88%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.88%) Juniper
5 1 (5.88%) Mitel
5 1 (5.88%) NetApp
5 1 (5.88%) ProCurve
5 1 (5.88%) Veeam