The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Engineer
Rank 431 380 371
Rank change year-on-year
-51 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 174 189 220
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.32% 0.37% 0.38%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.34% 0.40% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 99 103
Average daily rate
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£289 £298 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £201 £179 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £402 £385
UK excluding London average daily rate £261 £284 £260
% change year-on-year
-7.92% +9.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 16
Average hourly rate £23.25 £24.13 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.62% -19.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.55 £19.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £189.10 £32.95 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-2.04% -18.33%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 28 July 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 -22 156 £288 -3.76% 31
London +17 58 £335 +3.07% 6
South East -52 25 £275 -8.33% 7
East of England -26 19 £213 -5.55% 3
South West -31 15 £225 -28.00% 5
City of London +8 14 £405 +4.51% 3
Berkshire -5 13 £235 -22.95% 2
North West -6 12 £275 +10.55% 1
Scotland -19 10 £308 +8.84% 2
West Midlands -11 9 £333 +46.15% 2
East Midlands +3 7 £208 -19.80%
Cheshire +2 7 £280 -
Essex -3 7 £238 +31.94%
Gloucestershire -13 7 £150 - 3
Reading +7 6 £325 -8.45% 1
Yorkshire 0 6 £278 +23.33% 6
Colchester - 6 £238 -
South Wales -21 5 £375 -10.71% 2
Wales -24 5 £375 +9.89% 3
North East - 5 £300 -
Surrey -6 4 £300 -7.69% 1
Cardiff -7 4 £375 -10.71% 1
Cambridgeshire -8 4 £185 -17.77% 2
Hampshire -16 4 - - 2
Edinburgh -17 4 - -
South Yorkshire +1 3 £280 +24.44%
Hertfordshire -4 3 £205 -26.78% 1
Birmingham -4 3 £388 +70.32% 2
Wiltshire -9 3 £225 -50.00% 1
Gloucester -10 3 £150 - 3

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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.

1 307 (84.81%) Windows
2 194 (53.59%) Active Directory
3 186 (51.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 182 (50.28%) VMware
5 133 (36.74%) Windows Server 2003
6 128 (35.36%) Microsoft
7 97 (26.80%) VMware Infrastructure
8 93 (25.69%) DNS
9 89 (24.59%) Citrix
10 79 (21.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 77 (21.27%) MS Exchange
12 76 (20.99%) SQL
13 72 (19.89%) DHCP
14 68 (18.78%) PowerShell
15 66 (18.23%) SCCM
16 63 (17.40%) Microsoft Certification
16 63 (17.40%) SAN
17 62 (17.13%) HP
18 53 (14.64%) SQL Server
18 53 (14.64%) Security Cleared
19 49 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2010
19 49 (13.54%) Migration
20 47 (12.98%) MCSE
21 45 (12.43%) MS Excel
22 44 (12.15%) Cisco
22 44 (12.15%) TCP/IP
22 44 (12.15%) ITIL
23 43 (11.88%) Hyper-V
24 41 (11.33%) SC Cleared
24 41 (11.33%) Finance

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 77 (21.27%) MS Exchange
2 49 (13.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 29 (8.01%) IIS
5 22 (6.08%) SharePoint
6 12 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2003
7 9 (2.49%) Exchange Server 2013
8 7 (1.93%) Lync
9 4 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
9 4 (1.10%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.83%) Apache
10 3 (0.83%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.55%) SAS
11 2 (0.55%) CMS
11 2 (0.55%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.55%) MS Project Server
12 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 5.5
12 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 45 (12.43%) MS Excel
2 12 (3.31%) MS Office
3 2 (0.55%) MS Project
3 2 (0.55%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.28%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 8 (2.21%) Microsoft Azure
1 8 (2.21%) Office 365
2 5 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.28%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 93 (25.69%) DNS
2 72 (19.89%) DHCP
3 63 (17.40%) SAN
4 44 (12.15%) TCP/IP
5 28 (7.73%) Firewall
6 27 (7.46%) LAN
7 26 (7.18%) WAN
8 16 (4.42%) VPN
9 11 (3.04%) Internet
9 11 (3.04%) NetScaler
10 10 (2.76%) LDAP
11 9 (2.49%) NAS
12 8 (2.21%) VLAN
13 6 (1.66%) IPv4
13 6 (1.66%) IPv6
14 5 (1.38%) VoIP
15 4 (1.10%) Kerberos
15 4 (1.10%) SNMP
15 4 (1.10%) iSCSI
16 3 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (14.64%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.87%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.66%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.10%) MySQL
7 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.55%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
8 2 (0.55%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.28%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.28%) QlikView
9 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 3 (0.83%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.28%) MSBuild
3 1 (0.28%) TeamCity
General
1 41 (11.33%) Finance
2 18 (4.97%) Banking
3 10 (2.76%) Law
4 7 (1.93%) Local Government
5 6 (1.66%) Investment Banking
6 5 (1.38%) Legal
7 2 (0.55%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.55%) Retail
8 1 (0.28%) Publishing
8 1 (0.28%) Games
8 1 (0.28%) Military
8 1 (0.28%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.28%) French Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.21%) Web Services
2 7 (1.93%) Application Packaging
3 6 (1.66%) .NET
4 3 (0.83%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.55%) Middleware
6 1 (0.28%) OCX
6 1 (0.28%) OLE
6 1 (0.28%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.28%) WinForms
6 1 (0.28%) DAO
6 1 (0.28%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.28%) XML
6 1 (0.28%) ActiveX
6 1 (0.28%) WCF
6 1 (0.28%) jQuery
6 1 (0.28%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 32 (8.84%) Clustering
2 16 (4.42%) Replication
3 6 (1.66%) PKI
3 6 (1.66%) iPad
4 4 (1.10%) Fat Client
4 4 (1.10%) Thin Client
4 4 (1.10%) Blackberry
5 3 (0.83%) Management Information System
5 3 (0.83%) Video Editing
6 2 (0.55%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (0.55%) Device Driver
6 2 (0.55%) GIS
6 2 (0.55%) NHS
6 2 (0.55%) Firmware
6 2 (0.55%) Open Source
7 1 (0.28%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.28%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.28%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.28%) Online Games
7 1 (0.28%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 307 (84.81%) Windows
2 186 (51.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 133 (36.74%) Windows Server 2003
4 79 (21.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (11.05%) Windows 7
6 25 (6.91%) Linux
7 20 (5.52%) Windows XP
8 15 (4.14%) UNIX
9 14 (3.87%) Windows 2000
10 11 (3.04%) Solaris
11 8 (2.21%) Windows 8
12 4 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
13 3 (0.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.55%) CentOS
14 2 (0.55%) SUSE
14 2 (0.55%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.55%) AIX
15 1 (0.28%) VMS
15 1 (0.28%) NetWare
15 1 (0.28%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (13.54%) Migration
2 44 (12.15%) ITIL
3 15 (4.14%) Service Management
4 14 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (3.87%) Performance Tuning
5 13 (3.59%) Load Balancing
6 10 (2.76%) Continuous Improvement
7 8 (2.21%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (2.21%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (1.93%) Software Deployment
8 7 (1.93%) Problem Management
8 7 (1.93%) Business Continuity
8 7 (1.93%) Project Management
9 6 (1.66%) Workflow
9 6 (1.66%) Incident Management
9 6 (1.66%) Data Protection
9 6 (1.66%) Server Monitoring
10 5 (1.38%) Infrastructure Management
10 5 (1.38%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (1.38%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 76 (20.99%) SQL
2 68 (18.78%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.59%) VB
4 12 (3.31%) VBScript
5 6 (1.66%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.83%) C
6 3 (0.83%) C#
7 2 (0.55%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.28%) VB6
8 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.28%) Perl
8 1 (0.28%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (17.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (14.64%) Security Cleared
3 47 (12.98%) MCSE
4 41 (11.33%) SC Cleared
5 21 (5.80%) MCP
6 20 (5.52%) MCITP
7 9 (2.49%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (2.49%) MCTS
8 8 (2.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 8 (2.21%) MCSA
9 7 (1.93%) CCNA
9 7 (1.93%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.66%) CCNP
11 4 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (0.83%) CCA
12 3 (0.83%) MCDBA
13 2 (0.55%) CCEE
13 2 (0.55%) VCP5
14 1 (0.28%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.21%) SLA
2 3 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.55%) QA
System Software
1 194 (53.59%) Active Directory
2 97 (26.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (11.88%) Hyper-V
4 34 (9.39%) vSphere
5 24 (6.63%) XenApp
6 22 (6.08%) XenServer
7 21 (5.80%) XenDesktop
8 14 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
9 13 (3.59%) VMware Server
10 12 (3.31%) VMware ESX
11 11 (3.04%) Microsoft App-V
12 10 (2.76%) ISA Server
13 8 (2.21%) DFS Replication
14 5 (1.38%) NLBS
14 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (1.10%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.55%) MetaFrame
16 2 (0.55%) Xen
16 2 (0.55%) UAG
17 1 (0.28%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 66 (18.23%) SCCM
2 36 (9.94%) SCOM
3 20 (5.52%) WSUS
4 15 (4.14%) SCVMM
5 14 (3.87%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (3.31%) NetBackup
6 12 (3.31%) Backup Exec
7 6 (1.66%) SCDPM
8 4 (1.10%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.55%) Tivoli
9 2 (0.55%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 2 (0.55%) ARCserve
9 2 (0.55%) AppManager
9 2 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.55%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.28%) Ionix
10 1 (0.28%) Cobbler
10 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.28%) MIIS
Vendors
1 182 (50.28%) VMware
2 128 (35.36%) Microsoft
3 89 (24.59%) Citrix
4 62 (17.13%) HP
5 44 (12.15%) Cisco
6 25 (6.91%) EMC
7 23 (6.35%) Dell
8 20 (5.52%) NetApp
9 17 (4.70%) McAfee
10 16 (4.42%) Oracle
11 12 (3.31%) Symantec
12 11 (3.04%) Altiris
13 10 (2.76%) IBM
13 10 (2.76%) Compaq
14 8 (2.21%) Apple
15 7 (1.93%) Remedy
15 7 (1.93%) Veeam
16 6 (1.66%) LANDesk
16 6 (1.66%) Dell KACE
16 6 (1.66%) ScanSafe
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cambridge
Volt
Rate: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swansea, West Glamorgan
Connectus
Rate: £18 - £21.8 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £150
Posted: 4 days ago
Devon
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £100 to £220 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £275 - £375 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Networking People
Rate: £200 - £210 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Rochdale
Computer Futures
Rate: £180 - £210 per day + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago