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 29 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Engineer
Rank 417 396 399
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +3
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 198 187 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.35% 0.34%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.38% 0.38% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 96 103
Average daily rate
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£300 £283 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.19% -5.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £183 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £419 £415 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £263 £275
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -4.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 23 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.05% -22.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.94 £17.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £128.20 £33.70 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £23.21 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.17% -22.63%

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
52093 48868 53723
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.10% 92.73% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31576 29013 30174
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2015 2118 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014.

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 29 August 2014. 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 -15 177 £300 +5.26% 36
London +17 65 £325 -2.25% 10
South East -25 33 £290 +5.45% 7
South West -27 20 £225 -30.76% 5
City of London +13 16 £410 -4.92% 4
Berkshire +9 14 £325 +10.16% 1
East of England -30 14 £238 -14.41% 2
North West -9 13 £275 +27.90% 3
West Midlands -12 13 £425 +79.89% 2
Yorkshire +7 12 £337 +42.00% 5
Scotland -12 10 £350 +23.89%
Reading +15 9 £331 +14.22% 1
Wales -10 8 £375 +42.85% 1
Gloucestershire -20 8 £150 -48.27% 2
South Yorkshire +7 7 £362 +52.42%
Birmingham 0 7 £438 +84.21% 2
Cheshire -3 7 £280 - 2
East Midlands +4 6 £258 +18.39% 1
Cardiff -3 6 £375 -10.71%
South Wales -6 6 £375 -10.71% 1
Cambridgeshire - 6 £170 - 2
Nottinghamshire +21 5 £270 +24.13%
Nottingham +20 5 £270 -
West Yorkshire +5 5 £270 - 2
Surrey -2 5 £260 -7.55% 2
Gloucester -10 5 £150 - 2
West Sussex +1 4 £250 -11.89%
Essex -10 4 £238 +30.13%
Wiltshire -12 4 £225 -
North East -18 4 £318 +18.69%

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

1 296 (81.32%) Windows
2 196 (53.85%) Active Directory
3 188 (51.65%) VMware
4 185 (50.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 135 (37.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 126 (34.62%) Microsoft
7 107 (29.40%) VMware Infrastructure
8 94 (25.82%) DNS
9 89 (24.45%) Windows Server 2012
10 83 (22.80%) MS Exchange
11 80 (21.98%) DHCP
12 79 (21.70%) Citrix
13 67 (18.41%) HP
13 67 (18.41%) SAN
14 66 (18.13%) SCCM
15 65 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
15 65 (17.86%) SQL
16 61 (16.76%) PowerShell
17 54 (14.84%) Exchange Server 2010
18 53 (14.56%) SQL Server
19 50 (13.74%) MCSE
19 50 (13.74%) Migration
20 49 (13.46%) Security Cleared
21 48 (13.19%) Cisco
22 46 (12.64%) ITIL
23 44 (12.09%) MS Excel
24 40 (10.99%) TCP/IP
25 39 (10.71%) Hyper-V
25 39 (10.71%) Finance
26 37 (10.16%) Windows 7

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 83 (22.80%) MS Exchange
2 54 (14.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 37 (10.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 28 (7.69%) IIS
5 23 (6.32%) SharePoint
6 13 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.37%) Lync
8 5 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (1.37%) SAS
9 4 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.82%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.55%) CMS
11 2 (0.55%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.55%) Apache
11 2 (0.55%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.27%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.27%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.27%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 44 (12.09%) MS Excel
2 14 (3.85%) MS Office
3 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.27%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.27%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 9 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (2.47%) Office 365
2 5 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.27%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 94 (25.82%) DNS
2 80 (21.98%) DHCP
3 67 (18.41%) SAN
4 40 (10.99%) TCP/IP
5 28 (7.69%) Firewall
6 27 (7.42%) LAN
6 27 (7.42%) WAN
7 18 (4.95%) VPN
8 15 (4.12%) Internet
9 9 (2.47%) NAS
9 9 (2.47%) NetScaler
10 6 (1.65%) VLAN
10 6 (1.65%) LDAP
10 6 (1.65%) IPv4
10 6 (1.65%) IPv6
11 5 (1.37%) iSCSI
12 4 (1.10%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.10%) Unified Communications
12 4 (1.10%) Kerberos
12 4 (1.10%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (14.56%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.40%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.37%) MySQL
5 5 (1.37%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.55%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.27%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.27%) QlikView
9 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.27%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 3 (0.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.27%) Mocha
3 1 (0.27%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.27%) Sinon.JS
3 1 (0.27%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (10.71%) Finance
2 21 (5.77%) Banking
3 9 (2.47%) Law
4 6 (1.65%) Investment Banking
4 6 (1.65%) Local Government
5 4 (1.10%) Legal
6 3 (0.82%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.55%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.55%) Retail
8 1 (0.27%) Publishing
8 1 (0.27%) Games
8 1 (0.27%) Military
8 1 (0.27%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.27%) French Language
8 1 (0.27%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.47%) .NET
2 8 (2.20%) Web Services
3 7 (1.92%) Application Packaging
4 3 (0.82%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.82%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.55%) CSS
5 2 (0.55%) Middleware
5 2 (0.55%) HTML
5 2 (0.55%) Ajax
6 1 (0.27%) WCF
6 1 (0.27%) jQuery
6 1 (0.27%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.27%) REST
6 1 (0.27%) OCX
6 1 (0.27%) OLE
6 1 (0.27%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.27%) WinForms
6 1 (0.27%) DAO
6 1 (0.27%) XML
6 1 (0.27%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 24 (6.59%) Clustering
2 11 (3.02%) Replication
3 7 (1.92%) Blackberry
4 6 (1.65%) Thin Client
4 6 (1.65%) PKI
4 6 (1.65%) Fat Client
4 6 (1.65%) iPad
5 3 (0.82%) Video Editing
5 3 (0.82%) GIS
5 3 (0.82%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.55%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.55%) Informatics
6 2 (0.55%) NHS
6 2 (0.55%) CMDB
7 1 (0.27%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.27%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.27%) Online Games
7 1 (0.27%) Celerra
7 1 (0.27%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 296 (81.32%) Windows
2 185 (50.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 135 (37.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 89 (24.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (10.16%) Windows 7
6 22 (6.04%) Linux
7 13 (3.57%) Windows XP
8 12 (3.30%) UNIX
9 10 (2.75%) Windows 2000
10 9 (2.47%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (0.55%) CentOS
12 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.55%) Windows Vista
12 2 (0.55%) AIX
12 2 (0.55%) VMS
13 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.27%) SUSE
13 1 (0.27%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (13.74%) Migration
2 46 (12.64%) ITIL
3 17 (4.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (3.85%) Service Management
5 13 (3.57%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (3.02%) Performance Monitoring
6 11 (3.02%) Load Balancing
7 8 (2.20%) Project Management
7 8 (2.20%) Data Protection
8 7 (1.92%) Business Continuity
9 6 (1.65%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (1.65%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (1.65%) Software Deployment
10 5 (1.37%) Data Migration
10 5 (1.37%) Integration Testing
10 5 (1.37%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (1.10%) Change Management
11 4 (1.10%) Workflow
11 4 (1.10%) Incident Management
11 4 (1.10%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 65 (17.86%) SQL
2 61 (16.76%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.40%) VB
4 13 (3.57%) VBScript
5 6 (1.65%) T-SQL
6 5 (1.37%) PHP
7 4 (1.10%) JavaScript
8 3 (0.82%) C
8 3 (0.82%) C#
9 2 (0.55%) Perl
10 1 (0.27%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.27%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.27%) VB6
10 1 (0.27%) Korn
10 1 (0.27%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 65 (17.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (13.74%) MCSE
3 49 (13.46%) Security Cleared
4 36 (9.89%) SC Cleared
5 22 (6.04%) MCITP
6 21 (5.77%) MCP
7 11 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (3.02%) MCTS
8 9 (2.47%) Cisco Certification
9 7 (1.92%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.92%) MCSA
9 7 (1.92%) CCNA
10 6 (1.65%) CCNP
11 4 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.82%) CCA
12 3 (0.82%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.55%) VCP5
14 1 (0.27%) Degree
14 1 (0.27%) NCDA
14 1 (0.27%) CRISC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.37%) SLA
2 3 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 196 (53.85%) Active Directory
2 107 (29.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (10.71%) Hyper-V
4 35 (9.62%) vSphere
5 24 (6.59%) XenApp
6 20 (5.49%) XenServer
7 15 (4.12%) XenDesktop
7 15 (4.12%) VMware ESX
8 13 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (3.02%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (2.75%) ISA Server
11 9 (2.47%) VMware Server
12 4 (1.10%) DFS Replication
12 4 (1.10%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.82%) NFS
14 2 (0.55%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.55%) UAG
15 1 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 66 (18.13%) SCCM
2 32 (8.79%) SCOM
3 18 (4.95%) WSUS
4 15 (4.12%) NetBackup
4 15 (4.12%) Backup Exec
5 14 (3.85%) SCVMM
6 12 (3.30%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (1.65%) Windows Intune
7 6 (1.65%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.82%) ARCserve
8 3 (0.82%) AppManager
8 3 (0.82%) Tivoli
8 3 (0.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 2 (0.55%) MOM
9 2 (0.55%) OpenView
9 2 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 1 (0.27%) Nagios
10 1 (0.27%) MIIS
10 1 (0.27%) WMI
Vendors
1 188 (51.65%) VMware
2 126 (34.62%) Microsoft
3 79 (21.70%) Citrix
4 67 (18.41%) HP
5 48 (13.19%) Cisco
6 25 (6.87%) Dell
7 22 (6.04%) NetApp
8 18 (4.95%) EMC
9 15 (4.12%) McAfee
10 13 (3.57%) IBM
11 11 (3.02%) Compaq
11 11 (3.02%) Altiris
12 10 (2.75%) Oracle
13 9 (2.47%) Symantec
14 8 (2.20%) Veeam
15 7 (1.92%) LANDesk
15 7 (1.92%) Dell KACE
15 7 (1.92%) ScanSafe
15 7 (1.92%) Apple
16 6 (1.65%) CheckPoint
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