The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the South 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Engineer
Rank 123 129 98
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 17 14 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.53% 0.46% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.49% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 8
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£195 £250 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% -20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £175 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £326 £422
UK excluding London average daily rate £288 £260 £286
% change year-on-year
+10.57% -9.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £106.25 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-81.17% +459.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.92 £24.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year
-4.52% -0.51%
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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 South 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
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3000 2840 2018
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 93.90% 93.21% 93.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1916 1860 1255
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 198 167 137
Average hourly rate £19.03 £20.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.85% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

Server Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Server Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the South West

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Server Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Server Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Engineer across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

Server Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Devon +7 10 £375 +29.31% 1
Wiltshire -4 3 £195 -13.33%
Bristol -10 2 £325 +36.84% 1
Gloucestershire -11 2 £150 -
Server Engineer
England

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 26 (83.87%) Windows
2 17 (54.84%) VMware
3 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
4 10 (32.26%) Novell
5 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (29.03%) Migration
5 9 (29.03%) ZENworks
5 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
5 9 (29.03%) Linux
5 9 (29.03%) SQL
6 8 (25.81%) SUSE
7 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (22.58%) Web Services
7 7 (22.58%) NetWare
7 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (22.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (19.35%) DNS
9 5 (16.13%) MS Exchange
9 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
10 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
10 4 (12.90%) DHCP
10 4 (12.90%) SAN
11 3 (9.68%) ITIL
11 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
11 3 (9.68%) WSUS
11 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
12 2 (6.45%) Firewall
12 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
12 2 (6.45%) Network Security

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

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South 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 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.45%) IIS
3 2 (6.45%) Apache
3 2 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.23%) Lync
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) DNS
2 4 (12.90%) SAN
2 4 (12.90%) DHCP
3 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
3 2 (6.45%) VPN
3 2 (6.45%) Firewall
3 2 (6.45%) Network Security
4 1 (3.23%) NAS
4 1 (3.23%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.45%) MySQL
General
1 1 (3.23%) Banking
1 1 (3.23%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (22.58%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.23%) PKI
1 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
1 1 (3.23%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 26 (83.87%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (25.81%) SUSE
4 7 (22.58%) NetWare
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (22.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (12.90%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.23%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Migration
2 3 (9.68%) ITIL
3 2 (6.45%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
3 2 (6.45%) Server Hardening
3 2 (6.45%) Load Balancing
3 2 (6.45%) Server Building
4 1 (3.23%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (3.23%) Security Hardening
4 1 (3.23%) Service Management
4 1 (3.23%) Regression Testing
4 1 (3.23%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (6.45%) MCSE
2 1 (3.23%) MCSA
2 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (3.23%) MCITP
2 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) VCP5
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) Active Directory
2 7 (22.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (16.13%) Hyper-V
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) ZENworks
2 3 (9.68%) WSUS
3 1 (3.23%) SCOM
3 1 (3.23%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) VMware
2 13 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 10 (32.26%) Novell
4 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
4 2 (6.45%) Cisco
5 1 (3.23%) IBM
5 1 (3.23%) Symantec
5 1 (3.23%) Dell
5 1 (3.23%) EMC
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) SolarWinds
5 1 (3.23%) FalconStor
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