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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Engineer
Rank 388 428 405
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 234 158 145
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.47% 0.32% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 81 80
Average daily rate
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£300 £288 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £186
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £398 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £245 £275
% change year-on-year
+12.24% -10.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 12 21
Average hourly rate £22.50 £23.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.17% -8.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.93 £20.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.50 £32.35 £34.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.19 £23.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-12.23% -8.00%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +50 226 £310 +7.35% 20
London +21 84 £338 +5.46% 6
South East +12 54 £303 +14.15% 3
City of London +26 29 £344 -8.33% 1
Yorkshire +6 24 £300 +62.16% 1
West Midlands +2 20 £300 -4.76% 2
South West +18 14 £180 -34.54% 6
Surrey +13 13 £255 -26.61%
East of England -1 13 £250 +21.95% 1
West Yorkshire -2 11 £233 - 1
Berkshire -3 11 £350 +59.09%
Guildford - 10 £235 -
East Midlands -4 9 £200 -3.61%
Devon - 9 - - 2
Hampshire +1 8 £350 +40.00% 2
North West -26 8 £210 -16.00% 1
Birmingham - 8 £250 -
West Sussex -13 7 £260 -13.33%
Nottingham -2 6 - -
Nottinghamshire -6 6 - -
Coventry - 6 £341 -
South Yorkshire - 6 £400 -
Brighton -8 5 £350 -
East Sussex -10 5 £350 -0.14%
Scotland -13 5 £250 -6.54% 1
Oxfordshire -18 5 £220 -8.33% 1
Manchester - 5 £200 - 1
Doncaster - 5 £290 -
North Yorkshire - 5 £300 -
Hertfordshire -7 4 £305 +60.52% 1

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 379 (81.86%) Windows
2 282 (60.91%) VMware
3 265 (57.24%) Active Directory
4 209 (45.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 179 (38.66%) Microsoft
6 158 (34.13%) Windows Server 2003
7 152 (32.83%) Windows Server 2012
8 147 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 121 (26.13%) SAN
10 117 (25.27%) MS Exchange
11 102 (22.03%) DNS
12 78 (16.85%) DHCP
13 77 (16.63%) ITIL
13 77 (16.63%) SQL Server
14 75 (16.20%) HP
15 71 (15.33%) Citrix
15 71 (15.33%) Migration
16 70 (15.12%) SQL
17 69 (14.90%) Microsoft Certification
18 61 (13.17%) Cisco
19 58 (12.53%) vSphere
20 53 (11.45%) MCSE
20 53 (11.45%) Hyper-V
20 53 (11.45%) Security Cleared
21 52 (11.23%) Firewall
21 52 (11.23%) Clustering
22 50 (10.80%) EMC
23 49 (10.58%) SCCM
24 47 (10.15%) NetApp
25 45 (9.72%) Finance

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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
1 117 (25.27%) MS Exchange
2 41 (8.86%) IIS
3 37 (7.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (5.40%) Exchange Server 2003
4 25 (5.40%) SharePoint
5 20 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (3.89%) Lync
7 11 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.94%) Apache
9 7 (1.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.30%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.30%) Office Communications Server
10 6 (1.30%) IBM Notes
10 6 (1.30%) GroupWise
11 4 (0.86%) WebSphere Portal
11 4 (0.86%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.86%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (0.65%) Node.js
Applications
1 31 (6.70%) MS Excel
2 18 (3.89%) MS Office
3 2 (0.43%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.43%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 23 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (4.54%) Office 365
3 4 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.22%) SaaS
4 1 (0.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 121 (26.13%) SAN
2 102 (22.03%) DNS
3 78 (16.85%) DHCP
4 52 (11.23%) Firewall
5 27 (5.83%) WAN
5 27 (5.83%) TCP/IP
6 26 (5.62%) LAN
7 21 (4.54%) NAS
8 11 (2.38%) Internet
8 11 (2.38%) LDAP
8 11 (2.38%) iSCSI
9 10 (2.16%) VLAN
10 9 (1.94%) VPN
11 8 (1.73%) NetScaler
11 8 (1.73%) SMTP
12 7 (1.51%) Fibre Channel
13 6 (1.30%) IMAP
13 6 (1.30%) POP3
14 5 (1.08%) VoIP
15 4 (0.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (16.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (3.02%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (2.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.86%) MongoDB
5 4 (0.86%) MySQL
6 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.43%) DTS
7 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.43%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.22%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.22%) DB2
8 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Sinon.JS
1 3 (0.65%) Mocha
1 3 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
General
1 45 (9.72%) Finance
2 18 (3.89%) Banking
3 7 (1.51%) Legal
4 6 (1.30%) Law
4 6 (1.30%) Back Office
5 4 (0.86%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.86%) Local Government
5 4 (0.86%) Retail
6 3 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.22%) Billing
8 1 (0.22%) Electronics
8 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.22%) Advertising
8 1 (0.22%) Publishing
8 1 (0.22%) Marketing
8 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.38%) .NET
2 7 (1.51%) Web Services
3 4 (0.86%) J2EE
4 3 (0.65%) XML
4 3 (0.65%) RESTful
5 2 (0.43%) HTML
6 1 (0.22%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.22%) Middleware
6 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.22%) COM+
6 1 (0.22%) TIBCO EMS
6 1 (0.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 52 (11.23%) Clustering
2 18 (3.89%) PKI
3 16 (3.46%) NHS
4 14 (3.02%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (1.94%) Blackberry
6 8 (1.73%) EqualLogic
7 6 (1.30%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.30%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.30%) Thin Client
7 6 (1.30%) Replication
8 5 (1.08%) CLARiiON
8 5 (1.08%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.65%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.65%) Social Network
11 2 (0.43%) CMDB
11 2 (0.43%) PDA
11 2 (0.43%) IBM XIV
12 1 (0.22%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 379 (81.86%) Windows
2 209 (45.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 158 (34.13%) Windows Server 2003
4 152 (32.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 39 (8.42%) Windows 7
6 34 (7.34%) Linux
7 15 (3.24%) Windows XP
8 14 (3.02%) Windows 2000
8 14 (3.02%) UNIX
9 10 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.73%) Windows 8
11 7 (1.51%) Solaris
12 5 (1.08%) SUSE
12 5 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
13 4 (0.86%) CentOS
13 4 (0.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (0.86%) NetWare
14 3 (0.65%) Android
14 3 (0.65%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (16.63%) ITIL
2 71 (15.33%) Migration
3 19 (4.10%) Capacity Planning
4 17 (3.67%) Change Management
5 11 (2.38%) Incident Management
6 10 (2.16%) Service Management
7 8 (1.73%) Customer Engagement
7 8 (1.73%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (1.73%) Validation
7 8 (1.73%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (1.51%) Project Management
8 7 (1.51%) Service Delivery
8 7 (1.51%) Change Control
8 7 (1.51%) Mentoring
8 7 (1.51%) Performance Monitoring
9 6 (1.30%) Load Balancing
10 5 (1.08%) Business Continuity
10 5 (1.08%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (1.08%) Time Management
11 4 (0.86%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 70 (15.12%) SQL
2 37 (7.99%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.51%) C#
4 6 (1.30%) Java
4 6 (1.30%) Perl
5 5 (1.08%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.08%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.86%) C
6 4 (0.86%) Jython
7 3 (0.65%) Shell Script
7 3 (0.65%) VB
7 3 (0.65%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.65%) Python
8 2 (0.43%) C++
8 2 (0.43%) Korn
9 1 (0.22%) VBScript
9 1 (0.22%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 69 (14.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (11.45%) MCSE
2 53 (11.45%) Security Cleared
3 38 (8.21%) MCITP
4 34 (7.34%) SC Cleared
5 27 (5.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (3.89%) DV Cleared
7 14 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (2.81%) CCNA
9 9 (1.94%) Degree
10 8 (1.73%) MCSA
10 8 (1.73%) MCTS
11 4 (0.86%) MCP
12 3 (0.65%) CCA
12 3 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (0.22%) MOS
14 1 (0.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.22%) CCEA
14 1 (0.22%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.02%) SLA
2 1 (0.22%) QA
2 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 265 (57.24%) Active Directory
2 147 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (12.53%) vSphere
4 53 (11.45%) Hyper-V
5 28 (6.05%) VMware ESX
6 26 (5.62%) VMware Server
7 25 (5.40%) XenApp
8 20 (4.32%) XenDesktop
9 14 (3.02%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (1.94%) XenServer
11 5 (1.08%) ISA Server
11 5 (1.08%) Postfix
12 4 (0.86%) DFS Replication
12 4 (0.86%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.65%) NFS
13 3 (0.65%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.65%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.43%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.43%) UAG
14 2 (0.43%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 49 (10.58%) SCCM
2 22 (4.75%) SCOM
3 11 (2.38%) WSUS
4 9 (1.94%) ARCserve
4 9 (1.94%) HP Data Protector
5 6 (1.30%) ZENworks
6 5 (1.08%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.86%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.65%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.65%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.43%) Puppet
9 2 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.43%) vMotion
9 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.43%) Nagios
10 1 (0.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.22%) Legato
10 1 (0.22%) MOM
Vendors
1 282 (60.91%) VMware
2 179 (38.66%) Microsoft
3 75 (16.20%) HP
4 71 (15.33%) Citrix
5 61 (13.17%) Cisco
6 50 (10.80%) EMC
7 47 (10.15%) NetApp
8 34 (7.34%) Dell
9 14 (3.02%) Red Hat
10 13 (2.81%) Novell
11 12 (2.59%) McAfee
12 11 (2.38%) AppSense
12 11 (2.38%) Symantec
13 10 (2.16%) IBM
14 9 (1.94%) Sophos
15 8 (1.73%) SolarWinds
15 8 (1.73%) Oracle
15 8 (1.73%) CommVault
16 7 (1.51%) 3PAR
16 7 (1.51%) FalconStor
Brecon, Powys
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford
Computer Futures
Rate: £220 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Intapeople
Rate: £250 - £280 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Barnstaple, Devon
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £20 - £21 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Wolverhampton
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol Area
Venn Group
Rate: £100 - £200 Per Day
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 23 days ago