The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. 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 27 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Engineer
Rank 355 378 400
Rank change year-on-year
+23 +22
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 231 194 137
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.44% 0.39% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 0.42% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 147 98 70
Average daily rate
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£278 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £300 £240
% change year-on-year
-9.16% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 15 28
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.00 £21.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.64% -21.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.46 £15.60 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.60 £31.53 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.25 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+7.35% -19.04%

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
48490 46430 41591
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.38% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29830 27397 23746
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1842 1977 2253
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.74 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-1.55% -2.85%

Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

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 February 2015.

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 February 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 February 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
England +10 214 £275 -8.33% 38
London +11 72 £350 - 10
South East -27 68 £290 -3.33% 11
Berkshire +10 32 £240 -20.00% 2
West Midlands +13 26 £258 -21.96% 4
City of London +25 18 £400 -5.88% 2
Yorkshire -4 15 £150 -33.33% 2
Reading +13 14 £240 +12.94% 2
West Sussex -6 14 £400 +33.33%
Hampshire -23 14 £275 -11.29% 4
Worthing -3 12 £400 +33.33%
South West -24 11 £185 -36.20% 4
East Yorkshire +3 10 £150 -
Scotland -2 10 £310 -17.33% 1
Hull - 10 £150 -
Bracknell +9 9 £231 -
North West -18 7 £273 +0.92% 5
Edinburgh - 7 £293 - 1
Coventry +5 6 £283 -35.42% 2
Devon - 6 £178 - 1
Worcestershire +3 5 £225 - 1
East of England -2 5 £313 -7.40% 1
Manchester -11 4 £270 +9.09% 2
Tyne and Wear +6 3 - - 1
Portsmouth 0 3 £260 -10.34%
North East -2 3 - - 1
Warwickshire - 3 £213 -
Newcastle upon Tyne +9 2 - - 1
Glasgow +1 2 £350 -
Dorset -1 2 £374 - 1

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 386 (85.21%) Windows
2 253 (55.85%) VMware
3 247 (54.53%) Active Directory
4 216 (47.68%) Windows Server 2008
5 179 (39.51%) Windows Server 2003
6 172 (37.97%) Microsoft
7 150 (33.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 131 (28.92%) MS Exchange
9 126 (27.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 106 (23.40%) DNS
11 96 (21.19%) SAN
12 86 (18.98%) Citrix
13 85 (18.76%) DHCP
13 85 (18.76%) ITIL
14 77 (17.00%) HP
15 71 (15.67%) Security Cleared
16 67 (14.79%) SQL Server
17 65 (14.35%) SQL
17 65 (14.35%) Microsoft Certification
18 64 (14.13%) Migration
19 58 (12.80%) Hyper-V
20 54 (11.92%) SCCM
20 54 (11.92%) Cisco
20 54 (11.92%) MCSE
21 52 (11.48%) Clustering
22 47 (10.38%) SC Cleared
23 46 (10.15%) vSphere
23 46 (10.15%) Firewall
24 45 (9.93%) EMC
25 40 (8.83%) Finance

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 131 (28.92%) MS Exchange
2 40 (8.83%) Exchange Server 2007
3 37 (8.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 37 (8.17%) Exchange Server 2010
4 36 (7.95%) IIS
5 29 (6.40%) SharePoint
6 19 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (2.65%) Lync
8 11 (2.43%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
9 6 (1.32%) GroupWise
9 6 (1.32%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.44%) Apache
12 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.22%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.22%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.22%) WebLogic Portal
12 1 (0.22%) WebSphere Portal
12 1 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 38 (8.39%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.64%) MS Office
3 2 (0.44%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (1.99%) Office 365
2 7 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.22%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (0.22%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 106 (23.40%) DNS
2 96 (21.19%) SAN
3 85 (18.76%) DHCP
4 46 (10.15%) Firewall
5 29 (6.40%) NAS
6 28 (6.18%) TCP/IP
7 24 (5.30%) WAN
8 22 (4.86%) LAN
9 16 (3.53%) VPN
10 12 (2.65%) Internet
10 12 (2.65%) DMZ
11 11 (2.43%) Fibre Channel
12 10 (2.21%) VoIP
13 9 (1.99%) LDAP
13 9 (1.99%) VLAN
14 8 (1.77%) SMTP
15 7 (1.55%) iSCSI
16 6 (1.32%) IMAP
16 6 (1.32%) Kerberos
16 6 (1.32%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (14.79%) SQL Server
2 7 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
3 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (0.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (0.44%) MySQL
4 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.22%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.22%) DB2
4 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.22%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 7 (1.55%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.66%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.22%) Subversion
3 1 (0.22%) Mocha
3 1 (0.22%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.22%) Sinon.JS
General
1 40 (8.83%) Finance
2 12 (2.65%) Banking
3 11 (2.43%) Legal
4 6 (1.32%) Law
5 5 (1.10%) Back Office
6 4 (0.88%) Local Government
7 3 (0.66%) Investment Banking
7 3 (0.66%) Retail
7 3 (0.66%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.22%) Electronics
9 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.22%) Advertising
9 1 (0.22%) Publishing
9 1 (0.22%) Games
9 1 (0.22%) Billing
9 1 (0.22%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.75%) .NET
2 5 (1.10%) XML
3 4 (0.88%) Middleware
4 3 (0.66%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.66%) COM+
4 3 (0.66%) Web Services
5 1 (0.22%) J2EE
5 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.22%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.22%) RESTful
5 1 (0.22%) MSMQ
5 1 (0.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.48%) Clustering
2 15 (3.31%) Blackberry
3 12 (2.65%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (1.99%) Replication
5 8 (1.77%) NHS
6 7 (1.55%) Thin Client
6 7 (1.55%) PKI
6 7 (1.55%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.32%) IBM XIV
7 6 (1.32%) Client/Server
8 5 (1.10%) Celerra
9 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.88%) CLARiiON
10 3 (0.66%) Open Source
10 3 (0.66%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.44%) Kindle
11 2 (0.44%) GIS
11 2 (0.44%) CMDB
11 2 (0.44%) PDA
12 1 (0.22%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 386 (85.21%) Windows
2 216 (47.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 179 (39.51%) Windows Server 2003
4 150 (33.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (8.61%) Windows 7
6 23 (5.08%) Linux
7 15 (3.31%) UNIX
7 15 (3.31%) Windows XP
8 10 (2.21%) Solaris
9 9 (1.99%) Windows 8
10 7 (1.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.32%) Windows 2000 Server
11 6 (1.32%) Windows 2000
12 4 (0.88%) CentOS
13 2 (0.44%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.44%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.22%) Android
14 1 (0.22%) Windows Mobile
14 1 (0.22%) Windows NT
14 1 (0.22%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (18.76%) ITIL
2 64 (14.13%) Migration
3 25 (5.52%) Change Management
4 14 (3.09%) Capacity Planning
5 11 (2.43%) Business Continuity
6 10 (2.21%) Incident Management
6 10 (2.21%) Customer Engagement
7 9 (1.99%) Change Control
7 9 (1.99%) Performance Tuning
7 9 (1.99%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (1.99%) Service Management
8 8 (1.77%) Agile Software Development
8 8 (1.77%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (1.77%) ITIL V3
9 6 (1.32%) Kanban
9 6 (1.32%) Software Deployment
9 6 (1.32%) Mentoring
9 6 (1.32%) Scrum
9 6 (1.32%) CMMI
10 4 (0.88%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 65 (14.35%) SQL
2 38 (8.39%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.55%) C#
3 7 (1.55%) VB
4 6 (1.32%) VB.NET
4 6 (1.32%) C
4 6 (1.32%) VBScript
4 6 (1.32%) Java
4 6 (1.32%) Perl
5 5 (1.10%) C++
6 2 (0.44%) Ruby
7 1 (0.22%) Korn
7 1 (0.22%) Python
7 1 (0.22%) Jython
7 1 (0.22%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.22%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.22%) Bourne shell
7 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 71 (15.67%) Security Cleared
2 65 (14.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 54 (11.92%) MCSE
4 47 (10.38%) SC Cleared
5 28 (6.18%) MCITP
6 22 (4.86%) DV Cleared
7 18 (3.97%) MCP
8 12 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (2.43%) MCTS
10 9 (1.99%) Degree
10 9 (1.99%) MCSA
11 8 (1.77%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.32%) Citrix Certification
12 6 (1.32%) VCP4
13 5 (1.10%) CCIA
13 5 (1.10%) CCA
13 5 (1.10%) CCEA
14 4 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
15 2 (0.44%) CCNA
15 2 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.65%) SLA
2 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.22%) QA
3 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 247 (54.53%) Active Directory
2 126 (27.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (12.80%) Hyper-V
4 46 (10.15%) vSphere
5 27 (5.96%) XenApp
6 20 (4.42%) VMware ESX
6 20 (4.42%) VMware Server
7 19 (4.19%) XenDesktop
8 16 (3.53%) XenServer
9 9 (1.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 9 (1.99%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.77%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 8 (1.77%) Terminal Services
10 8 (1.77%) ISA Server
11 6 (1.32%) Terminal Server
12 5 (1.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.88%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.66%) NFS
15 2 (0.44%) vCloud
15 2 (0.44%) Platform Symphony
Systems Management
1 54 (11.92%) SCCM
2 32 (7.06%) SCOM
3 15 (3.31%) NetBackup
4 12 (2.65%) WSUS
5 8 (1.77%) Backup Exec
6 7 (1.55%) HP Data Protector
7 6 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 5 (1.10%) Puppet
9 4 (0.88%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (0.88%) BladeLogic
9 4 (0.88%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.66%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 3 (0.66%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.44%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.44%) Nagios
11 2 (0.44%) ServiceCenter
12 1 (0.22%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.22%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.22%) SCVMM
12 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 253 (55.85%) VMware
2 172 (37.97%) Microsoft
3 86 (18.98%) Citrix
4 77 (17.00%) HP
5 54 (11.92%) Cisco
6 45 (9.93%) EMC
7 25 (5.52%) NetApp
8 20 (4.42%) Dell
9 14 (3.09%) IBM
9 14 (3.09%) Symantec
10 13 (2.87%) McAfee
11 11 (2.43%) AppSense
12 9 (1.99%) Oracle
13 8 (1.77%) Sophos
13 8 (1.77%) Red Hat
13 8 (1.77%) 3PAR
14 7 (1.55%) FalconStor
14 7 (1.55%) Novell
14 7 (1.55%) Juniper
15 6 (1.32%) Lotus
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Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day + Please quote a daily rate
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Hays IT - Uk Posting account
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Brighton, East Sussex
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Rate: £200 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Green Thompson Consulting
Rate: From £250 to £300 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Harris Global
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
West Midlands
Big Red Recruitment
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Manchester, Lancashire
PTS Resourcing (UK) Ltd
Posted: 8 days ago
Redditch
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 10 days ago
Isle of Wight
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £10 - £15 per hour + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Bournemouth
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £450 - £500 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Kent
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 16 days ago
London
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