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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Engineer
Rank 482 463 355
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -108
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 144 186 335
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.34% 0.58%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.35% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 95 190
Median daily rate £313 £310 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.80% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £177 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £437 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 19 34
Median hourly rate £26.50 £21.40 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.83% +1.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.78 £17.40 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.10 £32.64 £40.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+26.19% -

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
46813 52482 53624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 94.79% 93.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30599 33429 33859
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.76% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1652 2038 2200
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.71
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +8.21%

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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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
England -31 133 £325 +4.83% 18
London -18 42 £375 +15.38% 7
South East +5 35 £269 -32.81% 8
Yorkshire +17 15 £305 +28.28%
North East -18 13 £360 +2.85%
Tyne and Wear -27 13 £360 +2.85%
Newcastle upon Tyne -31 13 £360 +2.85%
Surrey +21 11 £263 -27.58%
Scotland +17 11 £310 +158.33%
Berkshire -2 9 £255 -29.65% 2
West Yorkshire +12 8 £360 +79.55%
East of England +3 8 £331 +20.45%
Leeds +19 7 - -
West Sussex +17 7 £325 -7.14% 1
North West -3 7 £325 +44.44% 1
City of London -9 7 £400 +23.07% 4
South West +9 6 £184 -26.50% 1
Hampshire +22 5 £300 -28.57%
East Midlands -6 5 £325 +51.16% 1
Reading -9 5 £250 -31.03% 1
West Midlands -9 5 £140 -44.00%
Edinburgh +18 4 £300 -35.34%
Manchester -1 4 £325 +44.44%
Erskine -2 4 £335 -
Northampton -4 4 £325 +73.33%
Renfrewshire -5 4 £335 -
South Yorkshire -6 4 £330 +20.00%
Birmingham -8 4 £205 -18.00%
Northamptonshire -11 4 £325 +61.49%
Horsham - 4 £325 -

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 254 (77.68%) Windows
2 213 (65.14%) Windows Server
3 167 (51.07%) Active Directory
4 145 (44.34%) VMware
5 123 (37.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 105 (32.11%) Microsoft
7 102 (31.19%) Windows Server 2008
8 101 (30.89%) DNS
9 67 (20.49%) DHCP
10 66 (20.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 64 (19.57%) Citrix
12 54 (16.51%) Linux
13 53 (16.21%) MS Exchange
14 51 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
15 48 (14.68%) HP
16 47 (14.37%) SAN
16 47 (14.37%) Hyper-V
17 46 (14.07%) PowerShell
17 46 (14.07%) Migration
18 45 (13.76%) Security Cleared
19 43 (13.15%) SQL Server
19 43 (13.15%) ITIL
20 41 (12.54%) SCCM
21 37 (11.31%) Cisco
22 35 (10.70%) SQL
22 35 (10.70%) Data Centre
23 34 (10.40%) SC Cleared
24 33 (10.09%) XenApp
24 33 (10.09%) Finance
25 32 (9.79%) vSphere

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 53 (16.21%) MS Exchange
2 26 (7.95%) IIS
3 25 (7.65%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (3.98%) Skype for Business
5 11 (3.36%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.14%) WebSphere
7 6 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (1.53%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.22%) Confluence
9 4 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.92%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.61%) Apache
11 2 (0.61%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.61%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.61%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.61%) WebLogic Portal
11 2 (0.61%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 20 (6.12%) MS Excel
2 4 (1.22%) MS Office
3 2 (0.61%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.61%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.31%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.31%) Faxination
1 1 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 30 (9.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (8.26%) Office 365
3 14 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.22%) IaaS
5 3 (0.92%) GitHub
6 2 (0.61%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.61%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.31%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.31%) Bluemix
7 1 (0.31%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.31%) IBM Cloud
7 1 (0.31%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.31%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.31%) PaaS
7 1 (0.31%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 101 (30.89%) DNS
2 67 (20.49%) DHCP
3 47 (14.37%) SAN
4 31 (9.48%) Firewall
5 24 (7.34%) Internet
6 20 (6.12%) LAN
6 20 (6.12%) TCP/IP
7 18 (5.50%) WAN
8 15 (4.59%) Intranet
8 15 (4.59%) VPN
9 13 (3.98%) VLAN
10 12 (3.67%) Remote Desktop
11 9 (2.75%) Wireless
12 8 (2.45%) MPLS
12 8 (2.45%) Skype
13 7 (2.14%) NAS
14 6 (1.83%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (1.53%) iSCSI
15 5 (1.53%) NetScaler
15 5 (1.53%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (13.15%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.89%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (2.75%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (1.83%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.22%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.92%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.61%) DB2
7 2 (0.61%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.61%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.61%) WhereScape RED
8 1 (0.31%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.31%) Big Data
8 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.31%) MS Access
8 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.31%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (1.22%) JIRA
2 3 (0.92%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.31%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.31%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.31%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.31%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.31%) WiX
General
1 33 (10.09%) Finance
2 16 (4.89%) Banking
3 11 (3.36%) Telecoms
4 10 (3.06%) Retail
5 6 (1.83%) Law
6 4 (1.22%) Back Office
6 4 (1.22%) Legal
7 3 (0.92%) Games
7 3 (0.92%) Local Government
8 2 (0.61%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.31%) Electronics
9 1 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.31%) French Language
9 1 (0.31%) German Language
9 1 (0.31%) Marketing
9 1 (0.31%) Publishing
9 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.31%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.83%) .NET
1 6 (1.83%) Middleware
2 4 (1.22%) Web Services
3 3 (0.92%) J2EE
4 2 (0.61%) JSON
5 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.31%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.31%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.31%) CSS
5 1 (0.31%) HTML
5 1 (0.31%) JSON-LD
5 1 (0.31%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.31%) React
5 1 (0.31%) RESTful
5 1 (0.31%) SAML
5 1 (0.31%) Spring
5 1 (0.31%) Unity (Game Engine)
5 1 (0.31%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (10.70%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.42%) Clustering
3 8 (2.45%) Management Information System
4 6 (1.83%) Blackberry
4 6 (1.83%) Replication
5 5 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.22%) FlexPod
6 4 (1.22%) Statistics
7 3 (0.92%) Client/Server
7 3 (0.92%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.92%) NHS
7 3 (0.92%) PKI
7 3 (0.92%) Smartphone
7 3 (0.92%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.61%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.61%) Cryptography
8 2 (0.61%) DataPower
8 2 (0.61%) Hedge funds
8 2 (0.61%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 254 (77.68%) Windows
2 213 (65.14%) Windows Server
3 123 (37.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 102 (31.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 66 (20.18%) Windows Server 2003
6 54 (16.51%) Linux
7 27 (8.26%) Windows 7
8 25 (7.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 20 (6.12%) Unix
10 10 (3.06%) AIX
11 9 (2.75%) Solaris
12 6 (1.83%) CentOS
12 6 (1.83%) Windows XP
13 5 (1.53%) Android
13 5 (1.53%) Windows 10
13 5 (1.53%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.22%) Apple iOS
14 4 (1.22%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.92%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (14.07%) Migration
2 43 (13.15%) ITIL
3 24 (7.34%) High Availability
4 21 (6.42%) Server Building
5 13 (3.98%) Change Control
6 11 (3.36%) Service Delivery
7 9 (2.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (2.45%) Problem Management
9 7 (2.14%) E-Commerce
9 7 (2.14%) Load Balancing
9 7 (2.14%) Project Management
9 7 (2.14%) Server Monitoring
10 6 (1.83%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (1.83%) Capacity Management
10 6 (1.83%) Configuration Management
10 6 (1.83%) Service Management
10 6 (1.83%) Time Management
11 5 (1.53%) Build Automation
11 5 (1.53%) Data Protection
11 5 (1.53%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 46 (14.07%) PowerShell
2 35 (10.70%) SQL
3 11 (3.36%) Perl
4 8 (2.45%) VBScript
5 7 (2.14%) Python
6 6 (1.83%) Bash Shell
6 6 (1.83%) Java
7 4 (1.22%) C
8 3 (0.92%) C#
8 3 (0.92%) Korn
8 3 (0.92%) PHP
8 3 (0.92%) Ruby
9 2 (0.61%) JavaScript
9 2 (0.61%) Jython
9 2 (0.61%) VB
10 1 (0.31%) C++
10 1 (0.31%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 45 (13.76%) Security Cleared
2 34 (10.40%) SC Cleared
3 31 (9.48%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (5.81%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (5.20%) MCSE
6 13 (3.98%) CCNA
7 8 (2.45%) MCTS
8 7 (2.14%) Degree
8 7 (2.14%) DV Cleared
8 7 (2.14%) MCITP
9 5 (1.53%) RHCE
10 4 (1.22%) MCDST
10 4 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (0.92%) MCSA
12 2 (0.61%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.61%) CCNP
12 2 (0.61%) CEH
12 2 (0.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (0.61%) MCP
12 2 (0.61%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (3.36%) SLA
2 3 (0.92%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.61%) QA
4 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 167 (51.07%) Active Directory
2 51 (15.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (14.37%) Hyper-V
4 33 (10.09%) XenApp
5 32 (9.79%) vSphere
6 17 (5.20%) VMware ESX
6 17 (5.20%) VMware ESXi
7 12 (3.67%) XenDesktop
8 11 (3.36%) Firmware
8 11 (3.36%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (2.45%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (1.83%) Oracle RAC
11 5 (1.53%) KVM
11 5 (1.53%) vCloud
12 3 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 3 (0.92%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.61%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.61%) ISA Server
13 2 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.31%) NFS
Systems Management
1 41 (12.54%) SCCM
2 17 (5.20%) SCOM
3 14 (4.28%) Backup Exec
4 11 (3.36%) Puppet
5 10 (3.06%) WSUS
6 7 (2.14%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (2.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 6 (1.83%) SCVMM
8 5 (1.53%) EMC NetWorker
8 5 (1.53%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (1.53%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.22%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.22%) SolarWinds Orion
9 4 (1.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (0.92%) Ansible
10 3 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (0.92%) vRealize
11 2 (0.61%) Netcool
11 2 (0.61%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (0.61%) Simpana
Vendors
1 145 (44.34%) VMware
2 105 (32.11%) Microsoft
3 64 (19.57%) Citrix
4 48 (14.68%) HP
5 37 (11.31%) Cisco
6 27 (8.26%) Red Hat
7 23 (7.03%) NetApp
8 21 (6.42%) EMC
8 21 (6.42%) IBM
9 16 (4.89%) Dell
9 16 (4.89%) Symantec
10 14 (4.28%) Intel Security
10 14 (4.28%) Oracle
11 8 (2.45%) BMC
11 8 (2.45%) SolarWinds
11 8 (2.45%) Veeam
12 6 (1.83%) ThinPrint
13 5 (1.53%) Juniper
13 5 (1.53%) Splunk
14 4 (1.22%) Sophos
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