The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the North West region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Engineer
Rank 116 113 130
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +17
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 20 7 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.29% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.31% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 2 1
Average daily rate £250 £228 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.89% +1.11%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Average hourly rate £31.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £26.00 £22.53
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +15.40%
Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2915 2248 2813
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.87% 93.36% 91.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 1068 1362
Average daily rate £350 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 206 183 187
Average hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.69 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £52.47 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Server Engineer
England

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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Lancashire - 7 £248 -
Manchester -10 6 £325 -
Cheshire -11 4 £325 +41.30%
Server Engineer
England

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 27 (96.43%) Windows
2 20 (71.43%) Citrix
3 19 (67.86%) VMware
4 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
4 18 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (60.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (46.43%) SCOM
6 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
6 13 (46.43%) XenDesktop
7 12 (42.86%) ITIL
8 11 (39.29%) XenApp
9 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (35.71%) HP
9 10 (35.71%) DHCP
9 10 (35.71%) DNS
10 9 (32.14%) Local Government
10 9 (32.14%) vSphere
11 8 (28.57%) PowerShell
12 7 (25.00%) Compaq
12 7 (25.00%) Dell
12 7 (25.00%) EMC
12 7 (25.00%) Solaris
13 6 (21.43%) MCSE
13 6 (21.43%) SAN
13 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (21.43%) Clustering
13 6 (21.43%) XenServer
13 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
13 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
14 5 (17.86%) Server Monitoring

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 5 (17.86%) IIS
2 3 (10.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (7.14%) SharePoint 2010
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.57%) Lync
4 1 (3.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (3.57%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 10 (35.71%) DHCP
1 10 (35.71%) DNS
2 6 (21.43%) SAN
3 5 (17.86%) LAN
3 5 (17.86%) WAN
4 4 (14.29%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
5 2 (7.14%) Firewall
6 1 (3.57%) VLAN
6 1 (3.57%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.14%) SQL Server
General
1 9 (32.14%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Clustering
2 4 (14.29%) PKI
3 1 (3.57%) Replication
3 1 (3.57%) CESG
3 1 (3.57%) Firmware
3 1 (3.57%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 27 (96.43%) Windows
2 18 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (60.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (25.00%) Solaris
5 6 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) UNIX
6 1 (3.57%) AIX
6 1 (3.57%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (42.86%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Server Monitoring
3 3 (10.71%) PRINCE2
4 2 (7.14%) Migration
5 1 (3.57%) Security Management
5 1 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (3.57%) Software Deployment
5 1 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 8 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 3 (10.71%) LINC
3 2 (7.14%) SQL
4 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (21.43%) MCSE
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (21.43%) Security Cleared
2 5 (17.86%) SC Cleared
3 2 (7.14%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 13 (46.43%) XenDesktop
3 11 (39.29%) XenApp
4 10 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 9 (32.14%) vSphere
6 6 (21.43%) XenServer
7 5 (17.86%) Hyper-V
7 5 (17.86%) VMware Server
8 3 (10.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 13 (46.43%) SCOM
2 2 (7.14%) SCCM
3 1 (3.57%) NetBackup
3 1 (3.57%) FortiGate
3 1 (3.57%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 20 (71.43%) Citrix
2 19 (67.86%) VMware
3 13 (46.43%) Microsoft
4 10 (35.71%) HP
5 7 (25.00%) Compaq
5 7 (25.00%) Dell
5 7 (25.00%) EMC
6 1 (3.57%) Remedy
6 1 (3.57%) McAfee
6 1 (3.57%) Juniper
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco
6 1 (3.57%) SAP