The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland 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 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Engineer
Rank 119 107 100
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 10 7 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.36% 0.29% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.30% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 6
Average daily rate
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£350 £283 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.89% -0.87%
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £30.00 - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £23.21 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.17% -22.63%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland 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
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2580 2298 2477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 92.31% 93.72% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1315 1111 1139
Average daily rate £375 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 83 106
Average hourly rate £17.50 £14.25 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.80% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.15 £9.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £32.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

Server Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Server Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Server Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 29 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Glasgow - 3 £350 -
Edinburgh -10 2 £285 -
Aberdeen - - - -
Dundee - - - -
Server Engineer
UK

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 9 (39.13%) VMware
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
4 7 (30.43%) Microsoft App-V
4 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (30.43%) Citrix
5 6 (26.09%) Windows 2000
5 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 5 (21.74%) Application Packaging
6 5 (21.74%) Banking
6 5 (21.74%) Altiris
7 4 (17.39%) SQL
7 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
7 4 (17.39%) DHCP
7 4 (17.39%) DNS
7 4 (17.39%) SAN
8 3 (13.04%) Finance
8 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
9 2 (8.70%) ITIL
9 2 (8.70%) Data Management
9 2 (8.70%) MCTS
9 2 (8.70%) VLAN
9 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
9 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (13.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) DHCP
1 4 (17.39%) DNS
1 4 (17.39%) SAN
2 2 (8.70%) VLAN
2 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 1 (4.35%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (21.74%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (21.74%) Application Packaging
2 2 (8.70%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Fat Client
1 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
1 2 (8.70%) Clustering
2 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Windows
2 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (26.09%) Windows 2000
5 2 (8.70%) Windows 7
6 1 (4.35%) AIX
6 1 (4.35%) Linux
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) Integration Testing
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL
2 2 (8.70%) Data Management
2 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
2 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
2 2 (8.70%) Service Management
3 1 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) VBScript
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) SC Cleared
1 7 (30.43%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) MCTS
4 1 (4.35%) MCSE
4 1 (4.35%) MCSA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 7 (30.43%) Microsoft App-V
3 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (8.70%) VMware ESX
5 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (8.70%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) MIIS
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) Microsoft
1 9 (39.13%) VMware
2 7 (30.43%) Citrix
3 5 (21.74%) Altiris
4 2 (8.70%) Fortinet
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
4 2 (8.70%) Sophos
4 2 (8.70%) AppSense