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 19 December 2014 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Engineer
Rank 387 395 414
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 222 190 144
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.40% 0.37% 0.29%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.44% 0.40% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 116 59
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£285 £283 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.88% -0.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £165 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £423 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £260 £245
% change year-on-year
+9.61% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 18 34
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.60 £16.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £31.56 £32.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +2.38%

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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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 19 December 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 -1 206 £285 -2.56% 30
London +15 52 £275 -14.72% 7
South East -19 49 £350 +16.66% 7
West Midlands +6 27 £275 +12.24% 2
South West -23 18 £265 +1.92% 3
East of England -26 18 £275 +14.58% 2
West Sussex +11 17 £375 +17.18% 1
North West -3 17 £351 +106.17% 6
Manchester +3 14 £351 +77.46% 3
Berkshire +3 14 £363 +20.83% 3
Yorkshire -1 14 £240 -18.64% 1
City of London +7 10 £330 -12.00% 1
Scotland +1 10 - -
West Yorkshire -5 7 - -
East Midlands +5 6 £200 -40.74% 1
Birmingham -2 6 £450 +83.67%
Somerset -3 6 £300 -
Surrey -4 6 £318 +27.00% 2
Nottinghamshire +9 5 £195 -42.22%
Hertfordshire -3 5 £275 +100.00%
Wiltshire -10 4 £319 - 1
Wales -25 4 £280 +36.58%
Gloucestershire -29 4 £325 +25.00% 1
Reading - 4 £275 - 2
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £250 -
Worcestershire - 4 £225 - 1
Glasgow -2 3 - -
Swindon -7 3 £300 -
Cambridgeshire -11 3 £355 +53.51% 1
Bedfordshire -18 3 £311 +17.45%

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 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.

1 360 (82.38%) Windows
2 232 (53.09%) Active Directory
2 232 (53.09%) VMware
3 210 (48.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 166 (37.99%) Windows Server 2003
5 160 (36.61%) Microsoft
6 146 (33.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 119 (27.23%) MS Exchange
8 114 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
9 98 (22.43%) DNS
10 87 (19.91%) DHCP
10 87 (19.91%) Citrix
11 75 (17.16%) Microsoft Certification
11 75 (17.16%) SAN
11 75 (17.16%) Security Cleared
12 74 (16.93%) HP
13 67 (15.33%) ITIL
14 64 (14.65%) MCSE
15 62 (14.19%) SCCM
16 60 (13.73%) SQL Server
17 59 (13.50%) SQL
18 54 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2010
19 53 (12.13%) Cisco
20 52 (11.90%) SC Cleared
21 48 (10.98%) MS Excel
22 47 (10.76%) PowerShell
23 45 (10.30%) Exchange Server 2007
23 45 (10.30%) Migration
24 44 (10.07%) Hyper-V
25 42 (9.61%) Clustering

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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
1 119 (27.23%) MS Exchange
2 54 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (10.30%) Exchange Server 2007
4 32 (7.32%) IIS
4 32 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2003
5 27 (6.18%) SharePoint
6 19 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (1.83%) Lync
9 3 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.69%) SAS
9 3 (0.69%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.46%) GroupWise
10 2 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.46%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.46%) Node.js
11 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.23%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 5.5
11 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2000
Applications
1 48 (10.98%) MS Excel
2 23 (5.26%) MS Office
3 2 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 10 (2.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 10 (2.29%) Office 365
2 3 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.23%) GitHub
3 1 (0.23%) Google Apps
3 1 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 98 (22.43%) DNS
2 87 (19.91%) DHCP
3 75 (17.16%) SAN
4 38 (8.70%) TCP/IP
5 36 (8.24%) Firewall
6 26 (5.95%) WAN
7 25 (5.72%) VPN
7 25 (5.72%) LAN
8 23 (5.26%) NAS
9 15 (3.43%) Fibre Channel
10 14 (3.20%) Internet
11 11 (2.52%) VLAN
12 10 (2.29%) VoIP
13 9 (2.06%) iSCSI
13 9 (2.06%) DMZ
14 8 (1.83%) SSL
15 7 (1.60%) Kerberos
15 7 (1.60%) LDAP
15 7 (1.60%) SNMP
16 4 (0.92%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (13.73%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.92%) MySQL
4 3 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.46%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.23%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.23%) Big Data
6 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.46%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.46%) Mocha
2 2 (0.46%) Sinon.JS
3 1 (0.23%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.23%) Subversion
General
1 38 (8.70%) Finance
2 10 (2.29%) Banking
3 6 (1.37%) Legal
4 5 (1.14%) Telecoms
5 4 (0.92%) Investment Banking
5 4 (0.92%) Local Government
6 3 (0.69%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.46%) Retail
7 2 (0.46%) Law
7 2 (0.46%) Back Office
8 1 (0.23%) Marketing
8 1 (0.23%) Online Betting
8 1 (0.23%) Electronics
8 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.23%) Publishing
8 1 (0.23%) Games
8 1 (0.23%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (3.43%) .NET
2 4 (0.92%) Web Services
2 4 (0.92%) .NET Framework
3 3 (0.69%) Middleware
3 3 (0.69%) XML
3 3 (0.69%) HTML
4 2 (0.46%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.46%) COM+
4 2 (0.46%) CSS
4 2 (0.46%) Ajax
5 1 (0.23%) REST
5 1 (0.23%) RESTful
5 1 (0.23%) OLE
5 1 (0.23%) WinForms
5 1 (0.23%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 42 (9.61%) Clustering
2 16 (3.66%) Blackberry
3 10 (2.29%) Replication
4 7 (1.60%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.37%) Thin Client
5 6 (1.37%) Celerra
5 6 (1.37%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.14%) IBM XIV
7 4 (0.92%) PKI
7 4 (0.92%) GIS
7 4 (0.92%) iPad
8 3 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.69%) Open Source
8 3 (0.69%) PDA
8 3 (0.69%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.46%) NHS
9 2 (0.46%) Informatics
9 2 (0.46%) Kindle
10 1 (0.23%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.23%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 360 (82.38%) Windows
2 210 (48.05%) Windows Server 2008
3 166 (37.99%) Windows Server 2003
4 146 (33.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (7.78%) Windows 7
6 29 (6.64%) Linux
7 17 (3.89%) UNIX
7 17 (3.89%) Windows XP
8 9 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
8 9 (2.06%) Solaris
9 7 (1.60%) Windows 8
9 7 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (0.69%) CentOS
10 3 (0.69%) Windows 2000
11 2 (0.46%) AIX
11 2 (0.46%) VMS
11 2 (0.46%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.46%) Android
11 2 (0.46%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.23%) openSUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (15.33%) ITIL
2 45 (10.30%) Migration
3 18 (4.12%) Change Management
4 11 (2.52%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (2.29%) Business Continuity
5 10 (2.29%) Performance Tuning
6 9 (2.06%) Service Management
7 8 (1.83%) ITIL V3
7 8 (1.83%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (1.60%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (1.60%) Load Balancing
9 6 (1.37%) Project Management
9 6 (1.37%) Stakeholder Management
9 6 (1.37%) User Acceptance Testing
9 6 (1.37%) Software Deployment
10 5 (1.14%) Change Control
10 5 (1.14%) Mentoring
10 5 (1.14%) Incident Management
10 5 (1.14%) Data Protection
11 4 (0.92%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (13.50%) SQL
2 47 (10.76%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.20%) VB
4 13 (2.97%) VBScript
5 5 (1.14%) Perl
5 5 (1.14%) PHP
6 4 (0.92%) C
6 4 (0.92%) C#
6 4 (0.92%) C++
6 4 (0.92%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.69%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.69%) Java
8 2 (0.46%) Ruby
8 2 (0.46%) Korn
8 2 (0.46%) Bourne shell
9 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.23%) PL/SQL
9 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (17.16%) Microsoft Certification
1 75 (17.16%) Security Cleared
2 64 (14.65%) MCSE
3 52 (11.90%) SC Cleared
4 26 (5.95%) MCP
5 23 (5.26%) MCITP
6 17 (3.89%) DV Cleared
7 13 (2.97%) MCSA
8 11 (2.52%) MCTS
8 11 (2.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (2.52%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (1.37%) CCNP
10 6 (1.37%) CCNA
10 6 (1.37%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (1.14%) CCIA
11 5 (1.14%) CCEA
11 5 (1.14%) CCA
12 2 (0.46%) Degree
12 2 (0.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.83%) SLA
2 2 (0.46%) ISO 9001
2 2 (0.46%) QA
3 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 232 (53.09%) Active Directory
2 114 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (10.07%) Hyper-V
4 35 (8.01%) vSphere
5 27 (6.18%) XenApp
6 24 (5.49%) XenServer
7 23 (5.26%) VMware ESX
8 16 (3.66%) XenDesktop
9 14 (3.20%) VMware Server
10 12 (2.75%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 7 (1.60%) Terminal Services
12 7 (1.60%) ISA Server
13 5 (1.14%) EMC RecoverPoint
13 5 (1.14%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 5 (1.14%) NFS
14 4 (0.92%) DFS Replication
15 3 (0.69%) Terminal Server
16 2 (0.46%) Platform Symphony
17 1 (0.23%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 62 (14.19%) SCCM
2 40 (9.15%) SCOM
3 19 (4.35%) NetBackup
4 17 (3.89%) Backup Exec
5 14 (3.20%) WSUS
6 12 (2.75%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.14%) Windows Intune
7 5 (1.14%) SCDPM
8 4 (0.92%) Tivoli
8 4 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.92%) BladeLogic
8 4 (0.92%) Puppet
9 3 (0.69%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.69%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.69%) Nagios
9 3 (0.69%) ARCserve
10 2 (0.46%) OpenView
10 2 (0.46%) MOM
10 2 (0.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 232 (53.09%) VMware
2 160 (36.61%) Microsoft
3 87 (19.91%) Citrix
4 74 (16.93%) HP
5 53 (12.13%) Cisco
6 30 (6.86%) NetApp
7 29 (6.64%) EMC
8 21 (4.81%) Dell
9 18 (4.12%) IBM
10 17 (3.89%) McAfee
11 16 (3.66%) Symantec
12 10 (2.29%) Veeam
13 9 (2.06%) Oracle
14 8 (1.83%) Sophos
15 7 (1.60%) Dell KACE
15 7 (1.60%) ScanSafe
15 7 (1.60%) Red Hat
15 7 (1.60%) Juniper
16 6 (1.37%) Apple
17 5 (1.14%) AppSense
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