The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the South East region that had Server Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 5 May 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
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Engineer
Rank 218 176 191
Rank change year-on-year
-42 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 62 91 67
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.64% 0.92% 0.72%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.97% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 53 38
Median daily rate £288 £300 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.16% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £240 £122
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £420 £353
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £290 £250
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +16.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 14 7
Median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% +13.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.38 £20.19 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% +0.92%
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 South East 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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
9183 9368 8743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 95.21% 94.31% 93.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5555 5137 4795
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 £225 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 449 482
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.90 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.11% +8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £42.65 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £16.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.78% -1.76%

Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Server Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Server Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Server Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Server Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 5 May 2016.

Server Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 3 months to 5 May 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
Surrey +3 22 £288 -14.81%
Hampshire -8 12 £280 -3.44% 1
Buckinghamshire +18 10 £425 - 2
Berkshire -12 6 £400 +42.22% 2
Oxfordshire +6 4 £225 -19.64% 3
Kent -18 4 £180 -29.41%
West Sussex -36 3 £260 -34.59%
Server Engineer
England

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 South East region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 81 (73.64%) Windows
2 67 (60.91%) VMware
3 66 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 60 (54.55%) Active Directory
5 46 (41.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (35.45%) Microsoft
7 38 (34.55%) VMware Infrastructure
8 35 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (30.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (24.55%) vSphere
11 26 (23.64%) Data Centre
12 25 (22.73%) MS Exchange
13 22 (20.00%) DNS
13 22 (20.00%) HP
13 22 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
13 22 (20.00%) SAN
14 21 (19.09%) Citrix
14 21 (19.09%) DHCP
14 21 (19.09%) SQL Server
15 20 (18.18%) SQL
16 18 (16.36%) VMware ESXi
17 16 (14.55%) MCSE
17 16 (14.55%) MS Excel
18 14 (12.73%) EMC
18 14 (12.73%) NetBackup
19 13 (11.82%) Finance
19 13 (11.82%) Linux
19 13 (11.82%) ITIL
19 13 (11.82%) WSUS
20 12 (10.91%) Logistics

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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 25 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.27%) Skype for Business
3 7 (6.36%) Apache
4 6 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.45%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.64%) Tomcat
6 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.82%) IIS
7 2 (1.82%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.91%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.91%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.91%) Kentico
Applications
1 16 (14.55%) MS Excel
2 12 (10.91%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (3.64%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (6.36%) Office 365
2 5 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.00%) DNS
1 22 (20.00%) SAN
2 21 (19.09%) DHCP
3 8 (7.27%) HTTP
4 6 (5.45%) LDAP
5 5 (4.55%) LAN
5 5 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.55%) WAN
6 4 (3.64%) FTP
6 4 (3.64%) Internet
7 3 (2.73%) Fibre Channel
7 3 (2.73%) Firewall
7 3 (2.73%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (2.73%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (2.73%) SMTP
7 3 (2.73%) Unified Communications
8 2 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.82%) Skype
8 2 (1.82%) VPN
9 1 (0.91%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (19.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (5.45%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.91%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 1 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.91%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (11.82%) Finance
2 5 (4.55%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.64%) Electronics
3 4 (3.64%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.64%) Marketing
4 1 (0.91%) Advertising
4 1 (0.91%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.64%) .NET
2 2 (1.82%) SAML
2 2 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (0.91%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.91%) CSS
3 1 (0.91%) IBM Integration Bus
3 1 (0.91%) J2EE
3 1 (0.91%) MAPI
3 1 (0.91%) Middleware
3 1 (0.91%) SOAP
3 1 (0.91%) WebSphere MQ
3 1 (0.91%) XML
3 1 (0.91%) XML Schema
3 1 (0.91%) XSD
3 1 (0.91%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 26 (23.64%) Data Centre
2 9 (8.18%) Clustering
2 9 (8.18%) Driving Licence
3 7 (6.36%) Mathematics
4 3 (2.73%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.82%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.82%) PKI
6 1 (0.91%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.91%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.91%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.91%) DataPower
6 1 (0.91%) Grid Computing
6 1 (0.91%) HACMP
6 1 (0.91%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 81 (73.64%) Windows
2 66 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 46 (41.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (31.82%) Windows Server 2003
5 34 (30.91%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (11.82%) Linux
7 10 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 5 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.64%) Unix
10 2 (1.82%) CentOS
10 2 (1.82%) SUSE
11 1 (0.91%) AIX
11 1 (0.91%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.91%) Solaris
11 1 (0.91%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.91%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.91%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (11.82%) ITIL
2 12 (10.91%) Logistics
3 8 (7.27%) Project Management
3 8 (7.27%) Server Building
4 6 (5.45%) Change Management
4 6 (5.45%) Problem Management
5 5 (4.55%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.64%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (3.64%) Digital Marketing
6 4 (3.64%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (3.64%) Migration
6 4 (3.64%) Programme Management
6 4 (3.64%) Software Deployment
7 3 (2.73%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.73%) Incident Management
7 3 (2.73%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (1.82%) Identity Management
8 2 (1.82%) Risk Assessment
8 2 (1.82%) Risk Management
8 2 (1.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (18.18%) SQL
2 11 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 7 (6.36%) C
4 4 (3.64%) Java
5 3 (2.73%) VBScript
6 2 (1.82%) C#
6 2 (1.82%) Shell Script
6 2 (1.82%) VB
6 2 (1.82%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.91%) C++
7 1 (0.91%) Jython
7 1 (0.91%) Korn
7 1 (0.91%) Perl
7 1 (0.91%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (14.55%) MCSE
3 11 (10.00%) MCSA
3 11 (10.00%) Security Cleared
4 7 (6.36%) SC Cleared
5 5 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.82%) BC Cleared
6 2 (1.82%) CCNA
6 2 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.82%) Degree
6 2 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.91%) CCA
7 1 (0.91%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.91%) MCITP
7 1 (0.91%) MCSD
7 1 (0.91%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) SLA
2 2 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.91%) QA
System Software
1 60 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 38 (34.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (24.55%) vSphere
4 18 (16.36%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (10.91%) Hyper-V
6 11 (10.00%) XenApp
7 10 (9.09%) VMware ESX
8 5 (4.55%) XenDesktop
8 5 (4.55%) XenServer
9 3 (2.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 3 (2.73%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.91%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 14 (12.73%) NetBackup
2 13 (11.82%) WSUS
3 9 (8.18%) Backup Exec
3 9 (8.18%) McAfee ePO
4 8 (7.27%) SCCM
5 7 (6.36%) SCOM
6 3 (2.73%) Tivoli
7 2 (1.82%) BladeLogic
7 2 (1.82%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.91%) AirWatch
8 1 (0.91%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.91%) cPanel
8 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.91%) OMEGAMON
8 1 (0.91%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.91%) vRealize
Vendors
1 67 (60.91%) VMware
2 39 (35.45%) Microsoft
3 22 (20.00%) HP
4 21 (19.09%) Citrix
5 14 (12.73%) EMC
6 9 (8.18%) IBM
6 9 (8.18%) Intel Security
6 9 (8.18%) NetApp
7 7 (6.36%) arcserve
8 6 (5.45%) CommVault
9 5 (4.55%) Cisco
9 5 (4.55%) Dell
9 5 (4.55%) Intel
9 5 (4.55%) Red Hat
10 4 (3.64%) SAP
11 3 (2.73%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.82%) Remedy
13 1 (0.91%) Kaspersky
13 1 (0.91%) Sophos
13 1 (0.91%) Tripwire