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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Engineer
Rank 392 416 413
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -3
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 225 175 188
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.39% 0.33% 0.33%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.43% 0.36% 0.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 102 98
Average daily rate
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£300 £268 £314
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -14.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £204 £189 £179
10% offered a daily rate of more than £429 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £251 £265
% change year-on-year
+10.44% -5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 21
Average hourly rate £24.00 £19.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+26.31% -32.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £16.50 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.40 £31.56 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £19.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year
+28.94% -34.48%

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
52574 48917 53715
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.59% 92.65% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32287 29427 30052
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £565
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2054 2082 2685
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.19
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 -1 195 £288 +4.54% 35
London +25 70 £322 -8.06% 12
South East -19 37 £313 +16.82% 11
West Midlands -2 26 £425 +75.25% 4
Scotland +5 19 £350 +40.00% 1
City of London +30 17 £330 -24.57% 6
South West -31 17 £225 -21.05% 1
Berkshire +7 14 £356 +26.10% 2
East of England -18 14 £238 - 2
Yorkshire -4 13 £362 +52.42% 2
North West -7 11 £273 +21.11% 3
Surrey +4 10 £260 +9.47% 4
Reading +32 9 £356 +22.84% 1
Birmingham +2 9 £450 +92.51% 1
Cambridgeshire +6 8 £170 -26.88%
West Yorkshire +4 8 £270 - 2
Wales -17 8 £383 +45.71%
East Midlands +11 6 £258 -
Cheshire +2 6 £270 +20.00% 1
Nottingham +15 5 £270 -
Nottinghamshire +13 5 £270 -
South Yorkshire +2 5 £362 +44.80%
Cambridge -1 5 £175 -25.13%
Cardiff -5 5 £390 -
South Wales -8 5 £390 -
Gloucestershire -28 5 £150 -44.95%
West Sussex +10 4 £250 +6.38% 1
Leeds +10 4 £270 - 2
Somerset -2 4 £363 +35.51%
Gloucester -13 4 £150 -31.03%

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 322 (81.93%) Windows
2 200 (50.89%) Active Directory
3 198 (50.38%) VMware
4 196 (49.87%) Windows Server 2008
5 143 (36.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 127 (32.32%) Microsoft
7 108 (27.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 102 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
9 86 (21.88%) DNS
10 85 (21.63%) MS Exchange
11 81 (20.61%) Citrix
12 73 (18.58%) HP
13 71 (18.07%) SAN
13 71 (18.07%) DHCP
14 69 (17.56%) SQL
15 65 (16.54%) SCCM
16 61 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
17 60 (15.27%) PowerShell
18 58 (14.76%) Security Cleared
19 55 (13.99%) SQL Server
20 54 (13.74%) Cisco
21 53 (13.49%) Exchange Server 2010
22 51 (12.98%) ITIL
23 50 (12.72%) MS Excel
24 45 (11.45%) MCSE
24 45 (11.45%) Migration
25 44 (11.20%) Finance
25 44 (11.20%) TCP/IP
25 44 (11.20%) SC Cleared
26 42 (10.69%) SCOM

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 85 (21.63%) MS Exchange
2 53 (13.49%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (8.65%) Exchange Server 2007
4 27 (6.87%) IIS
5 25 (6.36%) SharePoint
6 15 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.02%) SAS
9 4 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.76%) Lync
11 2 (0.51%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.51%) CMS
11 2 (0.51%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.25%) Apache
12 1 (0.25%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.25%) GroupWise
12 1 (0.25%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 50 (12.72%) MS Excel
2 16 (4.07%) MS Office
3 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.25%) WebTrends
1 1 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 12 (3.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (2.54%) Office 365
3 5 (1.27%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.25%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (0.25%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.25%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 86 (21.88%) DNS
2 71 (18.07%) SAN
2 71 (18.07%) DHCP
3 44 (11.20%) TCP/IP
4 33 (8.40%) Firewall
5 28 (7.12%) LAN
5 28 (7.12%) WAN
6 24 (6.11%) VPN
7 15 (3.82%) Internet
8 10 (2.54%) NAS
9 9 (2.29%) VLAN
10 6 (1.53%) IPv4
10 6 (1.53%) IPv6
10 6 (1.53%) Kerberos
11 5 (1.27%) VoIP
11 5 (1.27%) LDAP
11 5 (1.27%) NetScaler
12 4 (1.02%) iSCSI
12 4 (1.02%) Unified Communications
12 4 (1.02%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (13.99%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (3.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (1.53%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.27%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.02%) MySQL
7 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.51%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 1 (0.25%) Big Data
9 1 (0.25%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.25%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.25%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.25%) QlikView
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (0.51%) MSBuild
3 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.25%) Subversion
4 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.25%) Mocha
4 1 (0.25%) Sinon.JS
General
1 44 (11.20%) Finance
2 23 (5.85%) Banking
3 9 (2.29%) Law
4 8 (2.04%) Investment Banking
5 5 (1.27%) Local Government
6 4 (1.02%) Legal
7 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.76%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.51%) Retail
9 1 (0.25%) Back Office
9 1 (0.25%) Publishing
9 1 (0.25%) Military
9 1 (0.25%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.56%) .NET
2 8 (2.04%) Web Services
3 7 (1.78%) Application Packaging
4 4 (1.02%) .NET Framework
4 4 (1.02%) Middleware
5 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.51%) CSS
6 2 (0.51%) HTML
6 2 (0.51%) Ajax
7 1 (0.25%) WCF
7 1 (0.25%) jQuery
7 1 (0.25%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.25%) REST
7 1 (0.25%) XML
7 1 (0.25%) OLE
7 1 (0.25%) X-Windows
7 1 (0.25%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.62%) Clustering
2 11 (2.80%) Replication
3 9 (2.29%) Blackberry
4 7 (1.78%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (1.53%) Fat Client
5 6 (1.53%) iPad
5 6 (1.53%) Thin Client
6 5 (1.27%) GIS
6 5 (1.27%) PKI
7 3 (0.76%) Open Source
8 2 (0.51%) CMDB
8 2 (0.51%) IBM XIV
8 2 (0.51%) Kindle
8 2 (0.51%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (0.51%) Informatics
8 2 (0.51%) Management Information System
8 2 (0.51%) Device Driver
8 2 (0.51%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.25%) NHS
9 1 (0.25%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 322 (81.93%) Windows
2 196 (49.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 143 (36.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 108 (27.48%) Windows Server 2012
5 38 (9.67%) Windows 7
6 23 (5.85%) Linux
7 15 (3.82%) Windows XP
8 11 (2.80%) UNIX
9 9 (2.29%) Windows 8
10 8 (2.04%) Windows 2000
11 7 (1.78%) Windows 2000 Server
12 5 (1.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.51%) CentOS
13 2 (0.51%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.51%) Windows Vista
13 2 (0.51%) VMS
14 1 (0.25%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.25%) SUSE
14 1 (0.25%) AIX
14 1 (0.25%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (12.98%) ITIL
2 45 (11.45%) Migration
3 16 (4.07%) Performance Tuning
4 15 (3.82%) Change Management
5 14 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (3.56%) Service Management
6 13 (3.31%) Performance Monitoring
7 11 (2.80%) Business Continuity
8 9 (2.29%) Data Protection
9 8 (2.04%) Project Management
9 8 (2.04%) Load Balancing
10 7 (1.78%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (1.78%) Mentoring
11 6 (1.53%) User Acceptance Testing
12 5 (1.27%) Integration Testing
12 5 (1.27%) Incident Management
12 5 (1.27%) Stakeholder Management
12 5 (1.27%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (1.02%) Software Deployment
13 4 (1.02%) Customer Engagement
Programming Languages
1 69 (17.56%) SQL
2 60 (15.27%) PowerShell
3 17 (4.33%) VB
4 14 (3.56%) VBScript
5 6 (1.53%) T-SQL
5 6 (1.53%) C#
6 5 (1.27%) Perl
6 5 (1.27%) PHP
7 4 (1.02%) JavaScript
7 4 (1.02%) VB.NET
8 3 (0.76%) C
8 3 (0.76%) C++
8 3 (0.76%) Java
9 2 (0.51%) Ruby
9 2 (0.51%) Korn
9 2 (0.51%) Bourne shell
10 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.25%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (14.76%) Security Cleared
3 45 (11.45%) MCSE
4 44 (11.20%) SC Cleared
5 20 (5.09%) MCITP
6 16 (4.07%) MCP
7 13 (3.31%) MCTS
8 11 (2.80%) MCSA
9 10 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (2.54%) DV Cleared
10 8 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (2.04%) CCNA
11 6 (1.53%) CCNP
11 6 (1.53%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.76%) CCA
14 1 (0.25%) MCDBA
14 1 (0.25%) MCT
14 1 (0.25%) CISSP
14 1 (0.25%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (1.78%) SLA
2 3 (0.76%) QA
3 2 (0.51%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 200 (50.89%) Active Directory
2 102 (25.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (8.14%) vSphere
4 27 (6.87%) Hyper-V
5 22 (5.60%) XenApp
6 19 (4.83%) XenServer
7 18 (4.58%) VMware ESX
8 15 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (3.05%) ISA Server
10 10 (2.54%) VMware Server
11 9 (2.29%) XenDesktop
11 9 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
12 4 (1.02%) DFS Replication
13 3 (0.76%) NFS
13 3 (0.76%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.51%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.51%) Platform Symphony
14 2 (0.51%) UAG
15 1 (0.25%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.25%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 65 (16.54%) SCCM
2 42 (10.69%) SCOM
3 20 (5.09%) WSUS
4 18 (4.58%) Backup Exec
5 16 (4.07%) NetBackup
6 14 (3.56%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (1.78%) Windows Intune
7 7 (1.78%) SCDPM
8 6 (1.53%) SCVMM
9 4 (1.02%) Tivoli
10 3 (0.76%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 3 (0.76%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.76%) AppManager
11 2 (0.51%) OpenView
11 2 (0.51%) MOM
11 2 (0.51%) Nagios
11 2 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 2 (0.51%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.51%) Puppet
Vendors
1 198 (50.38%) VMware
2 127 (32.32%) Microsoft
3 81 (20.61%) Citrix
4 73 (18.58%) HP
5 54 (13.74%) Cisco
6 27 (6.87%) EMC
7 24 (6.11%) NetApp
8 23 (5.85%) Dell
9 16 (4.07%) IBM
9 16 (4.07%) McAfee
10 12 (3.05%) Altiris
11 11 (2.80%) Symantec
11 11 (2.80%) Oracle
12 8 (2.04%) Veeam
13 7 (1.78%) LANDesk
13 7 (1.78%) Dell KACE
13 7 (1.78%) ScanSafe
13 7 (1.78%) Apple
14 6 (1.53%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.53%) Red Hat
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