The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Engineer
Rank 120 124 130
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +6
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 13 11 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.42% 0.38% 0.30%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.41% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 3 6
Average daily rate
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£275 £215 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.90% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £203 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £281 £358
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £268 £271
% change year-on-year
+4.67% -1.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £23.21 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.17% -22.63%
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
2847 2685 3048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.81% 92.24% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1580 1329 1550
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 181 205 218
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.51
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -0.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £39.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -5.55%

Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 1 September 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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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
Cheshire +4 7 £280 - 2
Manchester -5 2 £245 -1.50%
Cumbria - - - - 1
Server Engineer
England

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 28 (96.55%) Windows
2 27 (93.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (86.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (82.76%) Active Directory
5 20 (68.97%) VMware
6 15 (51.72%) DHCP
6 15 (51.72%) DNS
7 13 (44.83%) HP
7 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
8 12 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
8 12 (41.38%) Citrix
8 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
8 12 (41.38%) ITIL
9 10 (34.48%) XenApp
10 9 (31.03%) XenServer
10 9 (31.03%) MCSE
10 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (27.59%) Compaq
11 8 (27.59%) Dell
11 8 (27.59%) SCCM
12 7 (24.14%) SCOM
12 7 (24.14%) XenDesktop
12 7 (24.14%) vSphere
13 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (17.24%) Migration
13 5 (17.24%) Linux
14 4 (13.79%) Cisco
14 4 (13.79%) Local Government
14 4 (13.79%) Clustering

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

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 3 (10.34%) SharePoint
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (6.90%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (3.45%) MS Project Server
3 1 (3.45%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (10.34%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 15 (51.72%) DHCP
1 15 (51.72%) DNS
2 3 (10.34%) SAN
2 3 (10.34%) LAN
2 3 (10.34%) WAN
3 2 (6.90%) VLAN
4 1 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
4 1 (3.45%) 3G
4 1 (3.45%) Firewall
4 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (3.45%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.34%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (13.79%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Clustering
2 1 (3.45%) CESG
2 1 (3.45%) PKI
2 1 (3.45%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 28 (96.55%) Windows
2 27 (93.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (86.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (17.24%) Linux
5 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.45%) AIX
5 1 (3.45%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) ITIL
2 5 (17.24%) Migration
3 2 (6.90%) Project Management
3 2 (6.90%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (3.45%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.45%) Software Deployment
4 1 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.45%) Security Management
4 1 (3.45%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.34%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (44.83%) Security Cleared
2 12 (41.38%) SC Cleared
3 9 (31.03%) MCSE
3 9 (31.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (6.90%) MCP
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (82.76%) Active Directory
2 12 (41.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (34.48%) XenApp
4 9 (31.03%) XenServer
5 7 (24.14%) XenDesktop
5 7 (24.14%) vSphere
6 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.45%) ISA Server
7 1 (3.45%) VMware ESX
7 1 (3.45%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 8 (27.59%) SCCM
2 7 (24.14%) SCOM
3 2 (6.90%) SCVMM
4 1 (3.45%) FortiGate
4 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 20 (68.97%) VMware
2 13 (44.83%) HP
3 12 (41.38%) Citrix
3 12 (41.38%) Microsoft
4 8 (27.59%) Compaq
4 8 (27.59%) Dell
5 4 (13.79%) Cisco
6 2 (6.90%) Remedy
6 2 (6.90%) McAfee
7 1 (3.45%) Juniper
7 1 (3.45%) SAP