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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Engineer
Rank 427 341 383
Rank change year-on-year
-86 +42
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 221 349 226
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.41% 0.61% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.65% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 232 134
Median daily rate £300 £300 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £195 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £404
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £300 £255
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 27 20
Median hourly rate £21.00 £22.83 £23.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.01% -4.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £18.62 £18.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £31.30 £47.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £22.83 £23.88
% change year-on-year
-8.01% -4.37%

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
51263 53972 50323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.78% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 33277 34146 30521
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1541 2015 2042
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.08
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.49%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -115 201 £300 -5.13% 54
London -74 53 £333 +0.75% 15
South East -40 46 £268 -13.36% 14
East of England +16 27 £275 -8.33% 1
Yorkshire -1 23 £300 -20.00% 8
North East -30 21 £225 -17.50%
Scotland +8 15 £295 +5.16%
Surrey -15 14 £181 -39.58%
West Yorkshire -4 13 £368 -8.12% 5
Leeds -1 12 £360 -10.00% 2
North West -5 11 £400 +100.00% 10
Tyne and Wear -40 11 £225 -24.36%
Newcastle upon Tyne -44 11 £225 -24.36%
City of London +33 10 £310 -4.61% 5
Edinburgh -1 10 £355 +29.09%
Durham - 10 £300 -
Berkshire +1 8 - - 1
East Midlands +4 7 £325 +36.84%
Hampshire -6 7 £323 -16.66% 3
Camberley -6 7 - -
West Midlands -35 7 £338 +12.50% 1
Essex - 7 £325 - 1
Buckinghamshire +15 6 £359 +12.10% 1
Hertfordshire +14 6 £230 -45.88%
Bedfordshire +1 6 £413 +5.76%
Birmingham -13 6 £350 +16.66% 1
Milton Keynes +11 5 £359 +21.61%
Watford +8 5 £230 -45.88%
Luton +5 5 £413 +43.47%
South West -13 5 £344 +76.28% 5

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 368 (79.31%) Windows
2 319 (68.75%) Windows Server
3 241 (51.94%) VMware
4 235 (50.65%) Active Directory
5 195 (42.03%) Microsoft
6 179 (38.58%) Windows Server 2012
7 150 (32.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 134 (28.88%) VMware Infrastructure
9 124 (26.72%) DNS
10 117 (25.22%) Windows Server 2003
11 106 (22.84%) Citrix
12 102 (21.98%) ITIL
13 89 (19.18%) SQL Server
14 88 (18.97%) PowerShell
15 85 (18.32%) HP
16 83 (17.89%) SAN
17 79 (17.03%) MS Exchange
18 77 (16.59%) Data Centre
19 74 (15.95%) DHCP
20 71 (15.30%) SQL
21 70 (15.09%) Linux
22 69 (14.87%) Migration
23 68 (14.66%) Hyper-V
24 67 (14.44%) Microsoft Certification
25 66 (14.22%) SCCM
26 58 (12.50%) XenApp
27 55 (11.85%) Finance
27 55 (11.85%) MS Excel
28 54 (11.64%) vSphere
29 49 (10.56%) Firewall

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 79 (17.03%) MS Exchange
2 47 (10.13%) IIS
3 34 (7.33%) SharePoint
4 32 (6.90%) Skype for Business
5 22 (4.74%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (2.16%) Apache
7 9 (1.94%) WebSphere
8 6 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.86%) Confluence
10 4 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (0.86%) Tomcat
10 4 (0.86%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.65%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.43%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.43%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 55 (11.85%) MS Excel
2 26 (5.60%) MS Office
3 10 (2.16%) MS Project
4 8 (1.72%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.05%) Office 365
2 35 (7.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (3.66%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (1.08%) IaaS
5 4 (0.86%) PaaS
6 2 (0.43%) Bluemix
6 2 (0.43%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.43%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.43%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.22%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.22%) GitHub
7 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
7 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 124 (26.72%) DNS
2 83 (17.89%) SAN
3 74 (15.95%) DHCP
4 49 (10.56%) Firewall
5 33 (7.11%) LAN
6 32 (6.90%) WAN
7 29 (6.25%) TCP/IP
8 28 (6.03%) Internet
9 18 (3.88%) SSL
10 13 (2.80%) VLAN
11 11 (2.37%) Network Security
12 9 (1.94%) Intranet
12 9 (1.94%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (1.94%) VPN
12 9 (1.94%) Wireless
13 8 (1.72%) Extranet
13 8 (1.72%) iSCSI
13 8 (1.72%) NAS
13 8 (1.72%) Skype
14 6 (1.29%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (19.18%) SQL Server
2 20 (4.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.72%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (1.51%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (0.65%) DB2
6 3 (0.65%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.43%) GIS
7 2 (0.43%) MS Access
7 2 (0.43%) MySQL
7 2 (0.43%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.22%) Big Data
8 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.22%) Informix
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.22%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 4 (0.86%) Introscope
1 4 (0.86%) JIRA
2 2 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.22%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.22%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.22%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.22%) WiX
General
1 55 (11.85%) Finance
2 25 (5.39%) Banking
3 11 (2.37%) Back Office
4 6 (1.29%) Advertising
4 6 (1.29%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.08%) Legal
5 5 (1.08%) Local Government
6 4 (0.86%) Manufacturing
6 4 (0.86%) Retail
7 3 (0.65%) Law
8 2 (0.43%) Electronics
8 2 (0.43%) Marketing
9 1 (0.22%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.37%) .NET
2 8 (1.72%) Middleware
3 6 (1.29%) Web Services
4 2 (0.43%) RESTful
4 2 (0.43%) SAML
4 2 (0.43%) WAP
4 2 (0.43%) XML
5 1 (0.22%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.22%) CSS
5 1 (0.22%) HTML
5 1 (0.22%) J2EE
5 1 (0.22%) JSON
5 1 (0.22%) JSON-LD
5 1 (0.22%) MAPI
5 1 (0.22%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.22%) REST
5 1 (0.22%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 77 (16.59%) Data Centre
2 40 (8.62%) Clustering
3 11 (2.37%) Mathematics
3 11 (2.37%) NHS
4 8 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.51%) Driving Licence
5 7 (1.51%) Replication
6 6 (1.29%) Cryptography
6 6 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (1.29%) PKI
7 5 (1.08%) Computer Science
7 5 (1.08%) EMC VNX
8 4 (0.86%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.86%) EMC VMAX
8 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (0.65%) Blackberry
9 3 (0.65%) Fat Client
9 3 (0.65%) FlexPod
9 3 (0.65%) Thin Client
9 3 (0.65%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 368 (79.31%) Windows
2 319 (68.75%) Windows Server
3 179 (38.58%) Windows Server 2012
4 150 (32.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 117 (25.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 70 (15.09%) Linux
7 31 (6.68%) Unix
8 29 (6.25%) Windows 7
9 27 (5.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (3.02%) AIX
11 8 (1.72%) Solaris
11 8 (1.72%) Windows Phone
12 7 (1.51%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.29%) CentOS
14 5 (1.08%) SUSE
14 5 (1.08%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.86%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.86%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.86%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (21.98%) ITIL
2 69 (14.87%) Migration
3 33 (7.11%) Project Management
4 27 (5.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 25 (5.39%) Server Building
6 19 (4.09%) High Availability
7 17 (3.66%) Capacity Management
8 16 (3.45%) Change Control
8 16 (3.45%) Problem Management
8 16 (3.45%) Server Virtualisation
8 16 (3.45%) Service Delivery
8 16 (3.45%) Software Deployment
9 13 (2.80%) Configuration Management
9 13 (2.80%) PRINCE2
10 12 (2.59%) Change Management
10 12 (2.59%) Load Balancing
10 12 (2.59%) Logistics
11 11 (2.37%) CRM
11 11 (2.37%) ITIL V3
11 11 (2.37%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 88 (18.97%) PowerShell
2 71 (15.30%) SQL
3 18 (3.88%) VBScript
4 15 (3.23%) C
5 11 (2.37%) Perl
6 8 (1.72%) Bash Shell
6 8 (1.72%) Java
7 7 (1.51%) C#
7 7 (1.51%) PHP
7 7 (1.51%) VB
8 5 (1.08%) Ruby
9 4 (0.86%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.86%) Korn
9 4 (0.86%) Python
10 2 (0.43%) C++
10 2 (0.43%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 67 (14.44%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (10.34%) MCSE
3 44 (9.48%) Security Cleared
4 27 (5.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 26 (5.60%) SC Cleared
6 18 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (3.88%) MCSA
7 14 (3.02%) CCNA
8 11 (2.37%) Degree
9 9 (1.94%) MCITP
10 7 (1.51%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.51%) MCTS
11 6 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (1.29%) RHCE
12 3 (0.65%) CCNP
12 3 (0.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.65%) MCDST
13 2 (0.43%) LPIC
14 1 (0.22%) BC Cleared
14 1 (0.22%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.02%) SLA
2 5 (1.08%) QA
3 4 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (0.86%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.22%) BS7799
4 1 (0.22%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 235 (50.65%) Active Directory
2 134 (28.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (14.66%) Hyper-V
4 58 (12.50%) XenApp
5 54 (11.64%) vSphere
6 42 (9.05%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (6.90%) VMware ESX
8 18 (3.88%) Virtual Servers
9 14 (3.02%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 14 (3.02%) XenDesktop
10 13 (2.80%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (2.37%) Firmware
12 9 (1.94%) UAG
12 9 (1.94%) VMware Server
13 8 (1.72%) Microsoft App-V
13 8 (1.72%) XenServer
14 6 (1.29%) KVM
14 6 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.65%) vCloud
15 3 (0.65%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 66 (14.22%) SCCM
2 46 (9.91%) SCOM
3 26 (5.60%) Backup Exec
4 22 (4.74%) NetBackup
5 21 (4.53%) WSUS
6 13 (2.80%) Microsoft Clustering
6 13 (2.80%) Puppet
7 9 (1.94%) SCVMM
8 8 (1.72%) IBM BigFix
8 8 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 8 (1.72%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
9 6 (1.29%) Ansible
9 6 (1.29%) EMC NetWorker
10 5 (1.08%) Nagios
10 5 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 4 (0.86%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (0.86%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 241 (51.94%) VMware
2 195 (42.03%) Microsoft
3 106 (22.84%) Citrix
4 85 (18.32%) HP
5 48 (10.34%) Cisco
6 41 (8.84%) NetApp
7 36 (7.76%) IBM
8 35 (7.54%) EMC
9 28 (6.03%) Red Hat
10 23 (4.96%) Oracle
11 21 (4.53%) Symantec
12 18 (3.88%) Dell
13 16 (3.45%) Intel Security
14 12 (2.59%) CommVault
15 11 (2.37%) SolarWinds
16 10 (2.16%) Juniper
17 7 (1.51%) Mitel
18 6 (1.29%) 3PAR
18 6 (1.29%) Veeam
19 5 (1.08%) Lumension
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