The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Engineer
Rank 423 391 377
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 172 185 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.31% 0.36% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.39% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 97 104
Average daily rate
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£284 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.41% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £178 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £404 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £286 £260
% change year-on-year
-9.17% +10.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 17 14
Average hourly rate £23.25 £23.75 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.10% -18.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £19.00 £13.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £189.10 £33.10 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £24.13 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-0.51% -22.80%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -40 154 £280 -6.66% 32
London +6 56 £345 +6.15% 7
South East -34 25 £275 -8.33% 8
East of England -21 20 £238 +5.55% 1
South West -29 14 £250 -20.00% 5
City of London +14 13 £410 +5.80% 4
Berkshire -8 13 £235 -22.95% 3
North West 0 12 £275 +10.55% 2
Scotland -19 10 £308 +8.84% 1
West Midlands -16 9 £333 +46.15% 2
Cheshire +5 7 £280 -
Essex +1 7 £238 +31.94%
East Midlands +1 7 £208 -19.80% 1
Gloucestershire -10 7 £150 - 3
Reading +9 6 £325 -8.45% 2
Yorkshire +7 6 £278 +23.33% 5
Colchester - 6 £238 -
South Wales -12 5 £375 -10.71% 1
Wales -13 5 £375 -10.71% 1
North East - 5 £300 -
Surrey -5 4 £300 -7.69% 1
Cambridgeshire -6 4 £185 -17.77%
Cardiff -8 4 £375 -10.71%
Edinburgh -14 4 - -
Hampshire -19 4 - - 2
South Yorkshire +1 3 £280 +24.44% 1
Birmingham -1 3 £388 +70.32% 2
Wiltshire -4 3 £225 -50.00% 1
Hertfordshire -4 3 £205 -26.78% 1
Gloucester -12 3 £150 - 3

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 304 (84.68%) Windows
2 190 (52.92%) Active Directory
3 183 (50.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 181 (50.42%) VMware
5 130 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 128 (35.65%) Microsoft
7 97 (27.02%) VMware Infrastructure
8 92 (25.63%) DNS
9 89 (24.79%) Citrix
10 78 (21.73%) Windows Server 2012
11 75 (20.89%) SQL
12 74 (20.61%) MS Exchange
13 71 (19.78%) DHCP
14 68 (18.94%) PowerShell
15 66 (18.38%) SCCM
16 63 (17.55%) SAN
17 62 (17.27%) Microsoft Certification
17 62 (17.27%) HP
18 54 (15.04%) Security Cleared
19 52 (14.48%) SQL Server
20 49 (13.65%) Migration
21 47 (13.09%) Exchange Server 2010
22 46 (12.81%) MCSE
23 44 (12.26%) TCP/IP
23 44 (12.26%) Cisco
23 44 (12.26%) MS Excel
24 43 (11.98%) ITIL
25 42 (11.70%) Hyper-V
25 42 (11.70%) SC Cleared
26 40 (11.14%) Finance

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 74 (20.61%) MS Exchange
2 47 (13.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (8.08%) IIS
4 27 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 23 (6.41%) SharePoint
6 10 (2.79%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.95%) Lync
9 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.84%) MS Project Server
10 3 (0.84%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.84%) Apache
10 3 (0.84%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.56%) SAS
11 2 (0.56%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.56%) CMS
12 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 44 (12.26%) MS Excel
2 13 (3.62%) MS Office
3 3 (0.84%) MS Project
4 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.84%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.28%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.23%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (2.23%) Office 365
2 5 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 92 (25.63%) DNS
2 71 (19.78%) DHCP
3 63 (17.55%) SAN
4 44 (12.26%) TCP/IP
5 27 (7.52%) LAN
5 27 (7.52%) Firewall
6 26 (7.24%) WAN
7 16 (4.46%) VPN
8 11 (3.06%) Internet
8 11 (3.06%) NetScaler
9 10 (2.79%) LDAP
10 9 (2.51%) NAS
11 8 (2.23%) VLAN
12 6 (1.67%) IPv4
12 6 (1.67%) IPv6
13 4 (1.11%) Kerberos
13 4 (1.11%) SNMP
13 4 (1.11%) VoIP
13 4 (1.11%) iSCSI
14 3 (0.84%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (14.48%) SQL Server
2 15 (4.18%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.67%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.11%) MySQL
7 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.56%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 2 (0.56%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.28%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.28%) QlikView
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.56%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.28%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 40 (11.14%) Finance
2 18 (5.01%) Banking
3 10 (2.79%) Law
4 7 (1.95%) Local Government
5 6 (1.67%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.39%) Legal
7 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.56%) Retail
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Games
8 1 (0.28%) Military
8 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.28%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.23%) Web Services
2 7 (1.95%) Application Packaging
3 6 (1.67%) .NET
4 3 (0.84%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.56%) Middleware
5 2 (0.56%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.28%) WCF
6 1 (0.28%) jQuery
6 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (0.28%) OCX
6 1 (0.28%) OLE
6 1 (0.28%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.28%) WinForms
6 1 (0.28%) DAO
6 1 (0.28%) XML
6 1 (0.28%) ActiveX
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.91%) Clustering
2 16 (4.46%) Replication
3 6 (1.67%) PKI
3 6 (1.67%) iPad
4 4 (1.11%) Fat Client
4 4 (1.11%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.11%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.84%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.84%) Video Editing
6 2 (0.56%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.56%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.56%) GIS
6 2 (0.56%) Firmware
6 2 (0.56%) Open Source
7 1 (0.28%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.28%) Online Games
7 1 (0.28%) Celerra
7 1 (0.28%) iSeries
7 1 (0.28%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 304 (84.68%) Windows
2 183 (50.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 130 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
4 78 (21.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (11.14%) Windows 7
6 25 (6.96%) Linux
7 20 (5.57%) Windows XP
8 15 (4.18%) UNIX
9 14 (3.90%) Windows 2000
10 11 (3.06%) Solaris
11 8 (2.23%) Windows 8
12 3 (0.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (0.84%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.56%) CentOS
13 2 (0.56%) SUSE
13 2 (0.56%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.56%) AIX
14 1 (0.28%) VMS
14 1 (0.28%) NetWare
14 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (13.65%) Migration
2 43 (11.98%) ITIL
3 15 (4.18%) Service Management
4 14 (3.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (3.62%) Load Balancing
6 10 (2.79%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (2.23%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (2.23%) Performance Monitoring
7 8 (2.23%) Project Management
8 7 (1.95%) Business Continuity
8 7 (1.95%) Problem Management
8 7 (1.95%) Software Deployment
9 6 (1.67%) Data Protection
9 6 (1.67%) Server Monitoring
9 6 (1.67%) Incident Management
9 6 (1.67%) Workflow
10 5 (1.39%) Integration Testing
10 5 (1.39%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (1.39%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 75 (20.89%) SQL
2 68 (18.94%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.34%) VBScript
3 12 (3.34%) VB
4 6 (1.67%) T-SQL
5 3 (0.84%) C
5 3 (0.84%) C#
6 2 (0.56%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.28%) VB6
7 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.28%) Perl
7 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 62 (17.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (15.04%) Security Cleared
3 46 (12.81%) MCSE
4 42 (11.70%) SC Cleared
5 21 (5.85%) MCP
6 19 (5.29%) MCITP
7 9 (2.51%) MCTS
8 8 (2.23%) Cisco Certification
8 8 (2.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (1.95%) DV Cleared
9 7 (1.95%) MCSA
10 6 (1.67%) CCNA
11 5 (1.39%) CCNP
12 4 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.84%) CCA
13 3 (0.84%) MCDBA
14 2 (0.56%) CCEE
14 2 (0.56%) VCP5
15 1 (0.28%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.23%) SLA
2 3 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.56%) QA
System Software
1 190 (52.92%) Active Directory
2 97 (27.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (11.70%) Hyper-V
4 34 (9.47%) vSphere
5 24 (6.69%) XenApp
6 22 (6.13%) XenServer
7 21 (5.85%) XenDesktop
8 14 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (3.62%) VMware Server
10 12 (3.34%) VMware ESX
11 11 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (2.79%) ISA Server
13 8 (2.23%) DFS Replication
14 5 (1.39%) NLBS
14 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (1.11%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.56%) MetaFrame
16 2 (0.56%) Xen
16 2 (0.56%) UAG
17 1 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 66 (18.38%) SCCM
2 36 (10.03%) SCOM
3 20 (5.57%) WSUS
4 15 (4.18%) SCVMM
5 14 (3.90%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (3.34%) NetBackup
6 12 (3.34%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.67%) SCDPM
8 4 (1.11%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.56%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.56%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.56%) AppManager
9 2 (0.56%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.28%) Ionix
10 1 (0.28%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.28%) MIIS
Vendors
1 181 (50.42%) VMware
2 128 (35.65%) Microsoft
3 89 (24.79%) Citrix
4 62 (17.27%) HP
5 44 (12.26%) Cisco
6 25 (6.96%) EMC
7 22 (6.13%) Dell
8 20 (5.57%) NetApp
9 17 (4.74%) McAfee
10 16 (4.46%) Oracle
11 12 (3.34%) Symantec
12 11 (3.06%) Altiris
13 10 (2.79%) IBM
13 10 (2.79%) Compaq
14 8 (2.23%) Apple
15 7 (1.95%) Remedy
15 7 (1.95%) Veeam
16 6 (1.67%) LANDesk
16 6 (1.67%) Dell KACE
16 6 (1.67%) ScanSafe
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