The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Support Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Server Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support Engineer
Rank 243 225 205
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support Engineer 10 8 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.11% 0.095% 0.22%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.10% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 2 8
Average daily rate
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£275 £221 £155
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+24.29% +42.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £152 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £433 £290 £246
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £225 £160
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +40.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 6
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -15.38%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -26.66%
Server Support 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
8480 7678 7048
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 91.45% 91.42% 91.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 4587 4007 3392
Average daily rate £375 £360 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £518 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 407 456 611
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -8.33%

Server Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

Server Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

Server Support 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 Support Engineer across the South East region.

Server Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South East

Server Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Support Engineer across the South East region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Server Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Server Support 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 Support Engineer across the South East region.

Server Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

Server Support Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support Engineer within the South East region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
Berkshire +3 9 £275 +24.29% 2
Surrey - - - -
Server Support Engineer
England

Server Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Server Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (39.13%) VMware
4 9 (39.13%) HP
5 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 8 (34.78%) SQL
6 7 (30.43%) MCSE
6 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (26.09%) Citrix
7 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
8 5 (21.74%) DNS
9 4 (17.39%) DHCP
9 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
9 4 (17.39%) MCSA
9 4 (17.39%) MS Office
9 4 (17.39%) C#
9 4 (17.39%) VB.NET
9 4 (17.39%) .NET
9 4 (17.39%) CMMI
9 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (17.39%) Scrum
9 4 (17.39%) Kanban
9 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (17.39%) Customer Engagement
9 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
10 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared

Server Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South East region that cited Server Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
2 3 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 2 (8.70%) IIS
3 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.35%) Lync
4 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (17.39%) MS Excel
1 4 (17.39%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) DNS
2 4 (17.39%) DHCP
3 2 (8.70%) SAN
3 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.70%) LDAP
4 1 (4.35%) NAS
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) SSL
4 1 (4.35%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (4.35%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Clustering
2 2 (8.70%) Thin Client
2 2 (8.70%) Fat Client
3 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (17.39%) Windows 7
5 3 (13.04%) Linux
6 2 (8.70%) UNIX
6 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) CMMI
1 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
1 4 (17.39%) Scrum
1 4 (17.39%) Kanban
1 4 (17.39%) Customer Engagement
2 3 (13.04%) Incident Management
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL
4 1 (4.35%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.35%) Capacity Management
4 1 (4.35%) ITIL V3
4 1 (4.35%) Release Management
4 1 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) SQL
2 4 (17.39%) C#
2 4 (17.39%) VB.NET
3 2 (8.70%) C
3 2 (8.70%) Perl
3 2 (8.70%) VB
3 2 (8.70%) Korn
3 2 (8.70%) Bourne shell
4 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) MCSE
1 7 (30.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (17.39%) MCSA
3 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.35%) MCDBA
4 1 (4.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (8.70%) NFS
3 2 (8.70%) ISA Server
3 2 (8.70%) vSphere
4 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (4.35%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
4 1 (4.35%) NLBS
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Backup Exec
2 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
2 2 (8.70%) Nagios
2 2 (8.70%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (4.35%) WSUS
3 1 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) VMware
1 9 (39.13%) HP
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Citrix
4 3 (13.04%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) EMC
5 2 (8.70%) McAfee
5 2 (8.70%) Veritas
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
5 2 (8.70%) Altiris
5 2 (8.70%) Isilon
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp