The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Server Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 27 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Engineer
Rank 426 326 398
Rank change year-on-year
-100 +72
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 239 348 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.64% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.68% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 222 126
Median daily rate £325 £310 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +5.08%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £200 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £396
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £245
% change year-on-year
- +22.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 40 24
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.83 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.01% +1.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £18.05 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.20 £30.45 £31.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.83 £21.50
% change year-on-year
-8.01% +6.18%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51683 51537 49827
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.72% 94.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 33740 31811 30809
Median daily rate £425 £400 £393
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1490 2054 2097
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.50 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.29% -2.06%

Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Server Engineer in the job title.

Server Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Server Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Server Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Server Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016.

Server Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Server Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 27 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
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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
England -107 215 £325 +4.00% 48
London -71 74 £350 +3.70% 17
South East -48 50 £333 +10.83% 10
Yorkshire +5 24 £320 +6.66% 5
Scotland -1 20 £355 +77.50% 2
Surrey -14 19 £340 +18.26%
East of England -3 17 £193 -23.00% 3
West Midlands -14 17 £330 +14.78% 1
West Yorkshire 0 14 £400 +35.59% 5
Leeds +9 13 £400 +6.66% 5
Edinburgh +9 13 £375 +22.95% 2
Camberley +5 12 £425 +8.97%
North West -10 11 £313 +21.95% 5
North East -36 10 £235 -27.84%
City of London +8 9 £310 -6.41% 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -39 9 £235 -27.84%
Tyne and Wear -40 9 £235 -27.84%
Buckinghamshire +16 8 £425 +32.81% 1
Milton Keynes +11 8 £425 +32.81% 1
Birmingham +4 8 £330 +46.66% 1
Hampshire -9 8 £305 -12.85% 2
South West -20 8 £250 -15.25% 4
Glasgow +7 6 £129 -21.34%
Cheshire -7 6 £281 - 2
Cambridgeshire +9 5 £275 +10.00%
Berkshire -16 5 £375 +15.38% 3
East Yorkshire - 5 £155 -
Chester - 5 £220 -
Hull - 5 £155 -
Wales +14 4 £350 +32.70% 1

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 353 (79.50%) Windows
2 299 (67.34%) Windows Server
3 229 (51.58%) Active Directory
4 219 (49.32%) VMware
5 172 (38.74%) Microsoft
6 157 (35.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 137 (30.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 130 (29.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 114 (25.68%) DNS
10 112 (25.23%) Windows Server 2003
11 90 (20.27%) Citrix
11 90 (20.27%) ITIL
12 85 (19.14%) SQL Server
13 79 (17.79%) MS Exchange
13 79 (17.79%) HP
14 78 (17.57%) SAN
14 78 (17.57%) PowerShell
15 77 (17.34%) SQL
15 77 (17.34%) Data Centre
16 71 (15.99%) DHCP
17 65 (14.64%) Migration
18 61 (13.74%) Hyper-V
19 59 (13.29%) MS Excel
20 58 (13.06%) vSphere
21 57 (12.84%) Finance
22 56 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
23 52 (11.71%) Linux
24 51 (11.49%) Firewall
25 50 (11.26%) XenApp
26 49 (11.04%) SCCM

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 79 (17.79%) MS Exchange
2 47 (10.59%) IIS
3 30 (6.76%) SharePoint
4 29 (6.53%) Skype for Business
5 22 (4.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (2.93%) Apache
7 10 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (2.03%) WebSphere
9 8 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.35%) Tomcat
11 5 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2007
12 4 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
12 4 (0.90%) WebLogic
13 3 (0.68%) Confluence
13 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
14 2 (0.45%) OpenStack
14 2 (0.45%) SAS
14 2 (0.45%) WebSphere Application Server
15 1 (0.23%) Kentico
Applications
1 59 (13.29%) MS Excel
2 33 (7.43%) MS Office
3 8 (1.80%) MS Project
4 7 (1.58%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.80%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.90%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (8.56%) Office 365
2 25 (5.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.90%) IaaS
4 4 (0.90%) PaaS
5 3 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.45%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.45%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.23%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.23%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (25.68%) DNS
2 78 (17.57%) SAN
3 71 (15.99%) DHCP
4 51 (11.49%) Firewall
5 33 (7.43%) LAN
5 33 (7.43%) WAN
6 31 (6.98%) TCP/IP
7 24 (5.41%) Internet
8 16 (3.60%) SSL
9 11 (2.48%) VPN
10 10 (2.25%) Intranet
10 10 (2.25%) Network Security
10 10 (2.25%) Wireless
11 9 (2.03%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (2.03%) VLAN
12 8 (1.80%) HTTP
12 8 (1.80%) VoIP
13 7 (1.58%) IP Telephony
14 6 (1.35%) Extranet
15 5 (1.13%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (19.14%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.58%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (0.68%) DB2
6 3 (0.68%) MySQL
6 3 (0.68%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.45%) GIS
7 2 (0.45%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.45%) QlikView
7 2 (0.45%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.23%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.23%) Informix
8 1 (0.23%) MS Access
8 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (0.90%) Introscope
2 3 (0.68%) JIRA
3 1 (0.23%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 57 (12.84%) Finance
2 31 (6.98%) Banking
3 7 (1.58%) Back Office
4 6 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.13%) Advertising
6 4 (0.90%) Electronics
6 4 (0.90%) Legal
6 4 (0.90%) Local Government
6 4 (0.90%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.90%) Marketing
6 4 (0.90%) Retail
7 3 (0.68%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.68%) Law
8 2 (0.45%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.03%) Middleware
2 8 (1.80%) .NET
3 4 (0.90%) Web Services
4 3 (0.68%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.45%) SAML
5 2 (0.45%) WAP
5 2 (0.45%) XML
6 1 (0.23%) HTML
6 1 (0.23%) MAPI
6 1 (0.23%) REST
6 1 (0.23%) RESTful
6 1 (0.23%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 77 (17.34%) Data Centre
2 28 (6.31%) Clustering
3 17 (3.83%) NHS
4 13 (2.93%) Mathematics
5 11 (2.48%) Driving Licence
6 9 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
6 9 (2.03%) Management Information System
7 8 (1.80%) EMC VNX
8 6 (1.35%) PKI
9 5 (1.13%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.13%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.90%) Client/Server
10 4 (0.90%) Cryptography
10 4 (0.90%) EMC VMAX
10 4 (0.90%) Replication
11 3 (0.68%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.68%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.68%) FMCG
11 3 (0.68%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 353 (79.50%) Windows
2 299 (67.34%) Windows Server
3 157 (35.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 137 (30.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 112 (25.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 52 (11.71%) Linux
7 28 (6.31%) Unix
7 28 (6.31%) Windows 7
8 12 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (2.03%) AIX
10 6 (1.35%) Windows Phone
11 5 (1.13%) SUSE
11 5 (1.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.13%) Windows 8
12 4 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (0.90%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.68%) CentOS
13 3 (0.68%) Data ONTAP
13 3 (0.68%) Ubuntu
13 3 (0.68%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (20.27%) ITIL
2 65 (14.64%) Migration
3 32 (7.21%) Server Building
4 29 (6.53%) Project Management
5 21 (4.73%) Disaster Recovery
6 17 (3.83%) Capacity Management
7 16 (3.60%) Logistics
7 16 (3.60%) Problem Management
8 15 (3.38%) Server Virtualisation
9 12 (2.70%) Configuration Management
9 12 (2.70%) Service Delivery
9 12 (2.70%) Software Deployment
10 11 (2.48%) Change Management
10 11 (2.48%) CRM
10 11 (2.48%) High Availability
10 11 (2.48%) Performance Monitoring
11 10 (2.25%) ITSM
11 10 (2.25%) PRINCE2
12 9 (2.03%) Infrastructure Management
12 9 (2.03%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 78 (17.57%) PowerShell
2 77 (17.34%) SQL
3 16 (3.60%) C
4 14 (3.15%) VBScript
5 8 (1.80%) Java
5 8 (1.80%) Perl
6 7 (1.58%) C#
6 7 (1.58%) VB
7 5 (1.13%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.13%) PHP
8 4 (0.90%) Korn
9 3 (0.68%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.45%) C++
10 2 (0.45%) Ruby
10 2 (0.45%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 56 (12.61%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (9.46%) MCSE
3 32 (7.21%) Security Cleared
4 21 (4.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 19 (4.28%) MCSA
5 19 (4.28%) SC Cleared
6 13 (2.93%) Degree
7 12 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (2.25%) CCNA
9 5 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.13%) MCITP
10 3 (0.68%) BC Cleared
10 3 (0.68%) CCNP
10 3 (0.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 3 (0.68%) MCTS
11 2 (0.45%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.45%) LPIC
12 1 (0.23%) CTC Cleared
12 1 (0.23%) DV Cleared
12 1 (0.23%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (2.48%) SLA
2 3 (0.68%) PCI DSS
2 3 (0.68%) QA
3 2 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.23%) BS7799
4 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 229 (51.58%) Active Directory
2 130 (29.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (13.74%) Hyper-V
4 58 (13.06%) vSphere
5 50 (11.26%) XenApp
6 39 (8.78%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (7.43%) VMware ESX
8 14 (3.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 13 (2.93%) VMware Server
10 12 (2.70%) XenDesktop
11 10 (2.25%) XenServer
12 7 (1.58%) Firmware
12 7 (1.58%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (1.58%) UAG
13 2 (0.45%) Brightmail
13 2 (0.45%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.45%) MetaFrame
13 2 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.23%) KVM
14 1 (0.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 49 (11.04%) SCCM
2 35 (7.88%) SCOM
3 27 (6.08%) Backup Exec
4 24 (5.41%) NetBackup
5 19 (4.28%) WSUS
6 12 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
7 11 (2.48%) Puppet
8 6 (1.35%) Ansible
8 6 (1.35%) IBM BigFix
8 6 (1.35%) Nagios
8 6 (1.35%) SCOrch
8 6 (1.35%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 5 (1.13%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.68%) AppManager
10 3 (0.68%) EdgeSight
10 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (0.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 3 (0.68%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (0.68%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 219 (49.32%) VMware
2 172 (38.74%) Microsoft
3 90 (20.27%) Citrix
4 79 (17.79%) HP
5 46 (10.36%) Cisco
6 31 (6.98%) IBM
7 29 (6.53%) EMC
8 28 (6.31%) NetApp
9 22 (4.95%) Dell
10 20 (4.50%) Symantec
11 18 (4.05%) Oracle
12 17 (3.83%) Intel Security
13 13 (2.93%) Red Hat
14 11 (2.48%) CommVault
15 9 (2.03%) 3PAR
16 8 (1.80%) arcserve
17 7 (1.58%) Juniper
17 7 (1.58%) SolarWinds
18 6 (1.35%) SAP
19 5 (1.13%) Intel
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