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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Engineer
Rank 417 426 404
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 217 196 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.35% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.38% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 109 96
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£275 £300 £283
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +6.19%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £401 £419 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £280 £263
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 23
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £23.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.93 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.50 £143.40 £33.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -3.05%

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
55134 51382 48884
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.32% 92.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 35199 31088 29037
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £234
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 2028 1976 2121
Average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -2.94%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 -11 195 £295 -1.66% 13
London +11 72 £325 - 4
South East -24 39 £310 +6.89% 2
West Midlands +3 19 £261 -38.52%
Yorkshire -26 16 £225 -33.28% 3
South West -10 14 £260 +15.55%
North West -30 13 £248 -10.00% 2
City of London -6 12 £245 -40.24% 1
Scotland -8 12 £250 -28.57% 3
West Yorkshire -22 12 £120 -55.55% 2
Birmingham +9 11 £261 -40.28%
East of England +3 11 £250 +5.26% 2
Oxfordshire -15 11 £220 -24.13% 1
Hampshire -6 7 £369 +36.57%
Edinburgh -10 7 £250 -12.28% 2
Manchester -11 7 £248 +1.02% 1
Devon +1 6 £375 +66.66%
Surrey -2 6 £298 +14.42% 1
Bradford - 6 - - 1
Glasgow +2 5 £200 -42.92% 1
Cambridgeshire -10 5 £275 +61.76% 1
Berkshire -11 5 £308 -5.38%
Oxford -17 5 £379 +30.60% 1
North East -24 5 £273 -14.09%
Leeds -25 5 £120 -55.55% 1
Farnborough -1 4 £313 -
Cambridge -4 4 £300 +71.42% 1
Wiltshire -4 4 £195 -13.33%
Wales -12 4 £265 -29.33%
Warwickshire - 4 - -

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 367 (82.47%) Windows
2 259 (58.20%) VMware
3 236 (53.03%) Active Directory
4 192 (43.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 177 (39.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 173 (38.88%) Microsoft
7 133 (29.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 118 (26.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 88 (19.78%) MS Exchange
10 85 (19.10%) SAN
11 83 (18.65%) DNS
12 77 (17.30%) Migration
13 74 (16.63%) SQL
14 73 (16.40%) Microsoft Certification
15 69 (15.51%) SQL Server
16 67 (15.06%) Citrix
17 66 (14.83%) DHCP
18 65 (14.61%) HP
19 61 (13.71%) MCSE
20 59 (13.26%) PowerShell
21 57 (12.81%) SCCM
22 55 (12.36%) Finance
23 53 (11.91%) Hyper-V
24 52 (11.69%) vSphere
24 52 (11.69%) NetApp
25 49 (11.01%) IIS
26 46 (10.34%) Linux
27 44 (9.89%) ITIL
27 44 (9.89%) Data Centre
28 42 (9.44%) Exchange Server 2010

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 88 (19.78%) MS Exchange
2 49 (11.01%) IIS
3 42 (9.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 23 (5.17%) SharePoint
4 23 (5.17%) Lync
5 16 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (3.15%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.35%) Apache
10 4 (0.90%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.67%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.67%) WebLogic
11 3 (0.67%) WebLogic Portal
11 3 (0.67%) WebSphere
11 3 (0.67%) WebSphere Portal
11 3 (0.67%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.67%) Node.js
11 3 (0.67%) MediaWiki
12 1 (0.22%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 39 (8.76%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.70%) MS Office
3 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 32 (7.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 27 (6.07%) Office 365
3 5 (1.12%) IaaS
3 5 (1.12%) Yammer
3 5 (1.12%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (19.10%) SAN
2 83 (18.65%) DNS
3 66 (14.83%) DHCP
4 32 (7.19%) Firewall
5 27 (6.07%) TCP/IP
6 22 (4.94%) LAN
7 21 (4.72%) WAN
8 13 (2.92%) VLAN
8 13 (2.92%) iSCSI
9 12 (2.70%) LDAP
10 11 (2.47%) NAS
11 9 (2.02%) Network Security
11 9 (2.02%) DMZ
12 8 (1.80%) Internet
13 7 (1.57%) VPN
13 7 (1.57%) Fibre Channel
14 4 (0.90%) Intranet
15 3 (0.67%) SMTP
15 3 (0.67%) Ethernet
15 3 (0.67%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (15.51%) SQL Server
2 16 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (2.47%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.90%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.67%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.67%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.67%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.45%) DTS
7 2 (0.45%) MySQL
7 2 (0.45%) EDRMS
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.22%) DB2
8 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 3 (0.67%) Mocha
1 3 (0.67%) Sinon.JS
2 2 (0.45%) Oracle Forms
3 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
3 1 (0.22%) MSI
3 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.22%) PVCS
3 1 (0.22%) WiX
General
1 55 (12.36%) Finance
2 19 (4.27%) Banking
3 6 (1.35%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.12%) Law
5 3 (0.67%) French Language
6 2 (0.45%) German Language
6 2 (0.45%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.45%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.45%) Back Office
7 1 (0.22%) Electronics
7 1 (0.22%) Automotive
7 1 (0.22%) Legal
7 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.22%) Publishing
7 1 (0.22%) Marketing
7 1 (0.22%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.47%) .NET
2 9 (2.02%) Web Services
3 8 (1.80%) Application Packaging
4 4 (0.90%) HTML
5 3 (0.67%) RESTful
5 3 (0.67%) J2EE
6 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.45%) WSH
6 2 (0.45%) X-Windows
6 2 (0.45%) HTML5
7 1 (0.22%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.22%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.22%) TIBCO EMS
7 1 (0.22%) Middleware
7 1 (0.22%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (9.89%) Data Centre
2 37 (8.31%) Clustering
3 16 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (2.92%) PKI
4 13 (2.92%) NHS
5 12 (2.70%) EqualLogic
6 7 (1.57%) Client/Server
7 6 (1.35%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.12%) EMC VNX
9 4 (0.90%) Device Driver
9 4 (0.90%) Replication
10 3 (0.67%) Social Network
10 3 (0.67%) Management Information System
11 2 (0.45%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.45%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.45%) Enterprise Software
12 1 (0.22%) HP StoreVirtual
12 1 (0.22%) Statistics
12 1 (0.22%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.22%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 367 (82.47%) Windows
2 192 (43.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 177 (39.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 133 (29.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 46 (10.34%) Linux
6 29 (6.52%) Windows 7
7 14 (3.15%) UNIX
8 12 (2.70%) Windows XP
9 11 (2.47%) Windows 2000
10 10 (2.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (2.02%) SUSE
12 7 (1.57%) NetWare
12 7 (1.57%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 6 (1.35%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.12%) Solaris
15 4 (0.90%) AIX
15 4 (0.90%) CentOS
16 3 (0.67%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.67%) Android
16 3 (0.67%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (17.30%) Migration
2 44 (9.89%) ITIL
3 36 (8.09%) Server Building
4 14 (3.15%) Service Delivery
4 14 (3.15%) Change Management
5 12 (2.70%) Patch Management
6 10 (2.25%) Performance Tuning
6 10 (2.25%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (2.25%) Project Management
7 9 (2.02%) Root Cause Analysis
8 8 (1.80%) Load Balancing
9 7 (1.57%) Problem Management
9 7 (1.57%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (1.57%) Change Control
9 7 (1.57%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (1.35%) Performance Analysis
10 6 (1.35%) Data Modelling
10 6 (1.35%) Incident Management
11 5 (1.12%) Validation
11 5 (1.12%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 74 (16.63%) SQL
2 59 (13.26%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.57%) JavaScript
3 7 (1.57%) T-SQL
4 5 (1.12%) VBScript
4 5 (1.12%) Perl
5 4 (0.90%) Shell Script
5 4 (0.90%) C#
6 3 (0.67%) C
6 3 (0.67%) Java
6 3 (0.67%) VB
6 3 (0.67%) Jython
6 3 (0.67%) Korn
7 2 (0.45%) Python
8 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.22%) VBA
8 1 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 73 (16.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (13.71%) MCSE
3 35 (7.87%) Security Cleared
4 25 (5.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 25 (5.62%) SC Cleared
5 24 (5.39%) MCITP
6 14 (3.15%) CCNA
6 14 (3.15%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (2.92%) MCSA
8 11 (2.47%) MCP
9 5 (1.12%) DV Cleared
10 4 (0.90%) Degree
11 3 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (0.67%) CCA
11 3 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
12 2 (0.45%) HP AIS
13 1 (0.22%) HP ASE
13 1 (0.22%) VCP5
13 1 (0.22%) CCDA
13 1 (0.22%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.57%) SLA
2 2 (0.45%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.22%) QA
System Software
1 236 (53.03%) Active Directory
2 118 (26.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (11.91%) Hyper-V
4 52 (11.69%) vSphere
5 29 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
6 27 (6.07%) XenApp
7 24 (5.39%) VMware ESX
8 22 (4.94%) VMware Server
9 9 (2.02%) DFS Replication
9 9 (2.02%) XenServer
10 7 (1.57%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.57%) ISA Server
10 7 (1.57%) VMware Workstation
11 6 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (1.12%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.67%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.67%) Postfix
13 3 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.67%) Xen
14 2 (0.45%) NFS
Systems Management
1 57 (12.81%) SCCM
2 27 (6.07%) SCOM
3 18 (4.04%) WSUS
4 11 (2.47%) Tivoli
5 9 (2.02%) ZENworks
5 9 (2.02%) NetBackup
6 7 (1.57%) ARCserve
7 6 (1.35%) Tivoli Monitoring
7 6 (1.35%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.35%) HP Data Protector
7 6 (1.35%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.12%) WMI
8 5 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 4 (0.90%) Nagios
9 4 (0.90%) SCVMM
10 3 (0.67%) BladeLogic
10 3 (0.67%) LiteSpeed
11 2 (0.45%) HP SIM
12 1 (0.22%) Puppet
12 1 (0.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 259 (58.20%) VMware
2 173 (38.88%) Microsoft
3 67 (15.06%) Citrix
4 65 (14.61%) HP
5 52 (11.69%) NetApp
6 39 (8.76%) Cisco
7 36 (8.09%) Dell
8 30 (6.74%) EMC
9 21 (4.72%) IBM
10 15 (3.37%) Red Hat
11 14 (3.15%) Oracle
11 14 (3.15%) Veeam
12 13 (2.92%) Symantec
13 11 (2.47%) SolarWinds
14 10 (2.25%) Novell
14 10 (2.25%) CommVault
15 8 (1.80%) LANDesk
16 6 (1.35%) Remedy
17 5 (1.12%) Intel
18 4 (0.90%) Juniper
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