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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Engineer
Rank 410 437 379
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -58
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 209 156 181
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.38% 0.29% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.41% 0.32% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 89 102
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£300 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £201 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £250 £290
% change year-on-year
+18.00% -13.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 10 15
Average hourly rate £22.83 £23.25 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.80% -7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £19.45 £20.56
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.25 £189.10 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.92 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.52% -4.00%

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
50702 48981 45586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.56% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32009 29925 26397
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1910 1955 2127
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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 6 July 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 +41 198 £310 +12.72% 33
London +34 78 £334 +4.29% 17
South East +17 52 £325 +32.65% 5
City of London +8 25 £338 -15.62% 2
South West +1 17 £195 -20.40% 2
Surrey +14 16 £295 -1.66% 1
West Midlands +2 13 £300 -4.76% 3
East of England -7 12 £269 +27.97% 4
Guildford - 12 £285 -
Hampshire +7 10 £425 - 2
Devon +2 9 - -
East Sussex -5 7 £344 -
Havant - 7 £425 -
Brighton -2 6 £338 -
Scotland -5 6 £288 -0.43%
North West -21 6 £200 -20.00% 1
North East -22 6 £251 -16.50%
East Midlands -7 5 £200 -3.61%
West Sussex -8 5 £260 +62.50%
Yorkshire -25 5 £275 -0.90% 1
Barnstaple - 5 - -
Manchester - 5 £200 - 1
Bedfordshire +9 4 £390 +74.30% 1
Berkshire 0 4 £350 +53.84% 1
Cambridgeshire -5 4 £250 +21.95% 2
Wales -5 4 £265 -29.33% 1
Warwick - 4 - -
Warwickshire - 4 - -
Exeter - 4 - -
Birmingham +4 3 £300 -22.58% 1

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 381 (81.58%) Windows
2 280 (59.96%) VMware
3 253 (54.18%) Active Directory
4 210 (44.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 170 (36.40%) Microsoft
6 162 (34.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 156 (33.40%) Windows Server 2003
8 141 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
9 110 (23.55%) SAN
10 105 (22.48%) MS Exchange
11 89 (19.06%) DNS
12 78 (16.70%) SQL Server
13 77 (16.49%) Migration
14 75 (16.06%) HP
15 71 (15.20%) SQL
16 70 (14.99%) DHCP
17 68 (14.56%) Citrix
18 67 (14.35%) ITIL
19 65 (13.92%) Microsoft Certification
20 62 (13.28%) Cisco
21 58 (12.42%) Hyper-V
22 55 (11.78%) vSphere
23 53 (11.35%) MCSE
24 48 (10.28%) Clustering
24 48 (10.28%) Finance
24 48 (10.28%) NetApp
25 47 (10.06%) Firewall
26 44 (9.42%) SCCM
27 43 (9.21%) Linux
28 41 (8.78%) EMC

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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
1 105 (22.48%) MS Exchange
2 39 (8.35%) IIS
3 33 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (5.14%) SharePoint
5 22 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 17 (3.64%) Lync
7 10 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.93%) Apache
9 6 (1.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.28%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.86%) Office Communications Server
10 4 (0.86%) WebSphere Portal
10 4 (0.86%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
10 4 (0.86%) GroupWise
10 4 (0.86%) IBM Notes
10 4 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (0.86%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.64%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 33 (7.07%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.78%) MS Office
3 2 (0.43%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 24 (5.14%) Office 365
2 23 (4.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.07%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.21%) SaaS
5 1 (0.21%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (23.55%) SAN
2 89 (19.06%) DNS
3 70 (14.99%) DHCP
4 47 (10.06%) Firewall
5 25 (5.35%) TCP/IP
6 24 (5.14%) WAN
7 23 (4.93%) LAN
8 17 (3.64%) NAS
9 12 (2.57%) LDAP
10 10 (2.14%) iSCSI
10 10 (2.14%) Internet
11 7 (1.50%) SMTP
11 7 (1.50%) VLAN
11 7 (1.50%) VPN
12 6 (1.28%) NetScaler
13 5 (1.07%) DMZ
13 5 (1.07%) Intranet
14 4 (0.86%) POP3
14 4 (0.86%) IMAP
14 4 (0.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (16.70%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.64%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.64%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.64%) MySQL
6 3 (0.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.43%) DTS
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.21%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.21%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.43%) Mocha
1 2 (0.43%) Sinon.JS
2 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.21%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.21%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.21%) Git (software)
General
1 48 (10.28%) Finance
2 19 (4.07%) Banking
3 5 (1.07%) Law
4 4 (0.86%) Investment Banking
5 3 (0.64%) Retail
5 3 (0.64%) Legal
5 3 (0.64%) Back Office
6 2 (0.43%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.21%) Billing
7 1 (0.21%) Local Government
7 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.21%) French Language
7 1 (0.21%) German Language
7 1 (0.21%) Automotive
7 1 (0.21%) Advertising
7 1 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.36%) .NET
2 10 (2.14%) Web Services
3 4 (0.86%) J2EE
3 4 (0.86%) Application Packaging
3 4 (0.86%) HTML
4 3 (0.64%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.43%) XML
5 2 (0.43%) Middleware
5 2 (0.43%) RESTful
5 2 (0.43%) HTML5
6 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.21%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.21%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.21%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.21%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 48 (10.28%) Clustering
2 41 (8.78%) Data Centre
3 17 (3.64%) PKI
3 17 (3.64%) NHS
4 14 (3.00%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (2.57%) EqualLogic
6 6 (1.28%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.07%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.07%) EMC VNX
7 5 (1.07%) Blackberry
8 4 (0.86%) Replication
8 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (0.64%) CLARiiON
9 3 (0.64%) Computer Science
9 3 (0.64%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.64%) Thin Client
10 2 (0.43%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.43%) CMDB
10 2 (0.43%) Social Network
10 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 381 (81.58%) Windows
2 210 (44.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 162 (34.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 156 (33.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (9.21%) Linux
6 37 (7.92%) Windows 7
7 16 (3.43%) UNIX
8 14 (3.00%) Windows XP
9 11 (2.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 10 (2.14%) Windows 2000
11 8 (1.71%) SUSE
12 7 (1.50%) NetWare
12 7 (1.50%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 6 (1.28%) Solaris
13 6 (1.28%) CentOS
14 4 (0.86%) AIX
15 3 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.43%) Android
16 2 (0.43%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (16.49%) Migration
2 67 (14.35%) ITIL
3 38 (8.14%) Server Building
4 17 (3.64%) Capacity Planning
5 15 (3.21%) Change Management
6 13 (2.78%) Patch Management
7 11 (2.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (1.93%) Project Management
8 9 (1.93%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (1.71%) Change Control
9 8 (1.71%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (1.71%) Service Management
9 8 (1.71%) Service Delivery
9 8 (1.71%) Validation
9 8 (1.71%) Incident Management
10 7 (1.50%) Mentoring
11 6 (1.28%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (1.28%) Data Modelling
12 5 (1.07%) CRM
12 5 (1.07%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 71 (15.20%) SQL
2 36 (7.71%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.28%) T-SQL
3 6 (1.28%) C#
3 6 (1.28%) Java
3 6 (1.28%) JavaScript
3 6 (1.28%) Perl
4 4 (0.86%) C
4 4 (0.86%) Shell Script
4 4 (0.86%) Jython
5 3 (0.64%) Korn
5 3 (0.64%) Python
5 3 (0.64%) VB
6 2 (0.43%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.43%) C++
7 1 (0.21%) VBScript
7 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 65 (13.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (11.35%) MCSE
3 41 (8.78%) Security Cleared
4 34 (7.28%) MCITP
5 26 (5.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 24 (5.14%) SC Cleared
7 16 (3.43%) DV Cleared
8 13 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (2.57%) CCNA
10 8 (1.71%) MCP
11 7 (1.50%) MCSA
11 7 (1.50%) Degree
12 5 (1.07%) MCTS
13 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.43%) CCA
13 2 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.21%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.21%) MOS
14 1 (0.21%) PhD
14 1 (0.21%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.78%) SLA
2 1 (0.21%) QA
System Software
1 253 (54.18%) Active Directory
2 141 (30.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (12.42%) Hyper-V
4 55 (11.78%) vSphere
5 28 (6.00%) VMware ESX
6 24 (5.14%) VMware Server
7 23 (4.93%) VMware ESXi
7 23 (4.93%) XenApp
8 12 (2.57%) XenDesktop
9 7 (1.50%) DFS Replication
10 6 (1.28%) ISA Server
11 5 (1.07%) Postfix
12 4 (0.86%) XenServer
12 4 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (0.86%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.64%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.64%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.43%) UAG
14 2 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.21%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 44 (9.42%) SCCM
2 16 (3.43%) SCOM
3 14 (3.00%) WSUS
4 10 (2.14%) ARCserve
5 9 (1.93%) ZENworks
5 9 (1.93%) HP Data Protector
6 5 (1.07%) AirWatch
7 4 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.86%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.64%) Backup Exec
8 3 (0.64%) LiteSpeed
8 3 (0.64%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.43%) vMotion
9 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.43%) HP SIM
9 2 (0.43%) Puppet
9 2 (0.43%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.43%) Nagios
Vendors
1 280 (59.96%) VMware
2 170 (36.40%) Microsoft
3 75 (16.06%) HP
4 68 (14.56%) Citrix
5 62 (13.28%) Cisco
6 48 (10.28%) NetApp
7 41 (8.78%) EMC
8 34 (7.28%) Dell
9 16 (3.43%) Red Hat
10 14 (3.00%) Novell
11 13 (2.78%) IBM
12 11 (2.36%) Veeam
13 10 (2.14%) SolarWinds
14 9 (1.93%) Oracle
14 9 (1.93%) CommVault
14 9 (1.93%) AppSense
14 9 (1.93%) Symantec
15 8 (1.71%) McAfee
16 7 (1.50%) 3PAR
17 5 (1.07%) FalconStor
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