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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Engineer
Rank 375 411 409
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 253 174 146
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.45% 0.32% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.35% 0.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 83 83
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£300 £300 £300
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £184 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £387 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+16.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 16 26
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.50 £26.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.43% -21.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.75 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.40 £31.75 £34.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.25 £20.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year
-6.09% -21.15%

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
51607 50411 43965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.30% 92.36% 92.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 31422 30973 25103
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2023 2174
Average hourly rate £17.22 £17.50 £18.43
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.60% -5.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-4.45% -

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 5 May 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 5 May 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 5 May 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 +45 240 £300 - 18
London +52 85 £338 +6.29% 7
South East -4 65 £305 +8.92% 6
City of London +30 27 £374 -25.25% 3
Yorkshire +4 27 £265 -29.33% 2
West Midlands -4 19 £300 -4.76% 1
Berkshire -3 16 £350 +59.09% 1
South West +14 14 £190 -30.90% 1
East Midlands -1 13 £169 - 1
Hampshire -9 13 £290 -3.33% 2
West Sussex -15 13 £398 +32.50%
West Yorkshire +3 11 £213 - 2
East of England +3 10 £250 +21.95%
Nottinghamshire +2 10 £138 -
Scotland -7 9 £288 -0.86% 1
Worthing -7 8 £420 +40.00%
North West -28 8 £210 -16.00%
Birmingham - 8 £250 - 1
Surrey +7 7 £374 +7.55% 2
Nottingham +1 7 - -
Edinburgh -4 7 £305 -
Devon - 7 £190 - 1
South Yorkshire -7 6 £400 +6.66%
Oxfordshire -16 6 £240 - 1
Bracknell +3 5 - -
Bromley - 5 £275 -
Coventry - 5 £334 -
Doncaster - 5 £290 -
Guildford - 5 £310 - 2
North Yorkshire - 5 £300 -

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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.

1 383 (82.19%) Windows
2 280 (60.09%) VMware
3 267 (57.30%) Active Directory
4 208 (44.64%) Windows Server 2008
5 184 (39.48%) Microsoft
6 167 (35.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 154 (33.05%) Windows Server 2012
8 140 (30.04%) VMware Infrastructure
9 126 (27.04%) MS Exchange
10 117 (25.11%) SAN
11 107 (22.96%) DNS
12 83 (17.81%) DHCP
13 80 (17.17%) ITIL
13 80 (17.17%) HP
14 75 (16.09%) Citrix
14 75 (16.09%) SQL Server
15 70 (15.02%) Migration
16 65 (13.95%) SQL
16 65 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
17 63 (13.52%) Cisco
18 59 (12.66%) Security Cleared
19 58 (12.45%) vSphere
20 53 (11.37%) Firewall
20 53 (11.37%) MCSE
20 53 (11.37%) SCCM
21 49 (10.52%) Hyper-V
22 46 (9.87%) Clustering
22 46 (9.87%) EMC
22 46 (9.87%) NetApp
23 42 (9.01%) Finance

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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
1 126 (27.04%) MS Exchange
2 40 (8.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 39 (8.37%) IIS
4 26 (5.58%) SharePoint
4 26 (5.58%) Exchange Server 2003
5 21 (4.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (4.08%) Lync
7 15 (3.22%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 8 (1.72%) Apache
10 6 (1.29%) IBM Notes
10 6 (1.29%) GroupWise
10 6 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
10 6 (1.29%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (0.86%) WebSphere Portal
11 4 (0.86%) WebSphere
11 4 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (0.86%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
12 3 (0.64%) Node.js
Applications
1 29 (6.22%) MS Excel
2 22 (4.72%) MS Office
3 3 (0.64%) MS Project
4 1 (0.21%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.21%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 1 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (4.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (3.86%) Office 365
3 4 (0.86%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.21%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 117 (25.11%) SAN
2 107 (22.96%) DNS
3 83 (17.81%) DHCP
4 53 (11.37%) Firewall
5 27 (5.79%) TCP/IP
6 26 (5.58%) WAN
7 25 (5.36%) LAN
8 21 (4.51%) NAS
9 12 (2.58%) Internet
10 11 (2.36%) LDAP
10 11 (2.36%) VPN
11 9 (1.93%) SMTP
11 9 (1.93%) VLAN
11 9 (1.93%) iSCSI
12 8 (1.72%) NetScaler
13 7 (1.50%) Fibre Channel
14 6 (1.29%) IMAP
14 6 (1.29%) DMZ
14 6 (1.29%) POP3
15 5 (1.07%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (16.09%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.79%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.86%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.64%) MySQL
6 3 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.43%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.43%) DTS
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.21%) DB2
8 1 (0.21%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.21%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (0.64%) Mocha
1 3 (0.64%) Sinon.JS
2 1 (0.21%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (9.01%) Finance
2 18 (3.86%) Banking
3 9 (1.93%) Legal
4 6 (1.29%) Back Office
4 6 (1.29%) Law
5 4 (0.86%) Retail
5 4 (0.86%) Local Government
5 4 (0.86%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.64%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.43%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.21%) Electronics
8 1 (0.21%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.21%) Advertising
8 1 (0.21%) Publishing
8 1 (0.21%) Marketing
8 1 (0.21%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.21%) Billing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.36%) .NET
2 5 (1.07%) Web Services
3 4 (0.86%) J2EE
4 3 (0.64%) XML
4 3 (0.64%) RESTful
5 2 (0.43%) HTML
6 1 (0.21%) Middleware
6 1 (0.21%) X-Windows
6 1 (0.21%) Software Packaging
6 1 (0.21%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.21%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.87%) Clustering
2 17 (3.65%) PKI
3 15 (3.22%) NHS
4 12 (2.58%) Blackberry
4 12 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (1.50%) Thin Client
5 7 (1.50%) Fat Client
6 6 (1.29%) Replication
6 6 (1.29%) EqualLogic
7 5 (1.07%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.07%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.07%) CLARiiON
8 4 (0.86%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (0.86%) IBM XIV
9 3 (0.64%) Social Network
9 3 (0.64%) Computer Science
10 2 (0.43%) CMDB
10 2 (0.43%) PDA
11 1 (0.21%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 383 (82.19%) Windows
2 208 (44.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 167 (35.84%) Windows Server 2003
4 154 (33.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (8.58%) Windows 7
6 35 (7.51%) Linux
7 15 (3.22%) Windows XP
8 14 (3.00%) Windows 2000
9 11 (2.36%) UNIX
10 10 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 9 (1.93%) Windows 8
12 7 (1.50%) Solaris
13 6 (1.29%) CentOS
14 5 (1.07%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (0.64%) Android
15 3 (0.64%) SUSE
15 3 (0.64%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 2 (0.43%) Debian
16 2 (0.43%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (17.17%) ITIL
2 70 (15.02%) Migration
3 18 (3.86%) Change Management
3 18 (3.86%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (2.15%) Root Cause Analysis
4 10 (2.15%) Service Management
5 9 (1.93%) Incident Management
6 8 (1.72%) Service Delivery
6 8 (1.72%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (1.72%) Customer Engagement
7 7 (1.50%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (1.50%) Mentoring
7 7 (1.50%) Validation
7 7 (1.50%) Business Continuity
8 6 (1.29%) Project Management
8 6 (1.29%) Change Control
9 5 (1.07%) Time Management
10 4 (0.86%) Software Deployment
10 4 (0.86%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (0.86%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (13.95%) SQL
2 35 (7.51%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.50%) C#
4 6 (1.29%) Java
4 6 (1.29%) Perl
5 5 (1.07%) C
5 5 (1.07%) JavaScript
6 4 (0.86%) Jython
7 3 (0.64%) VB
7 3 (0.64%) VB.NET
7 3 (0.64%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.43%) C++
8 2 (0.43%) Python
9 1 (0.21%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.21%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.21%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 65 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (12.66%) Security Cleared
3 53 (11.37%) MCSE
4 36 (7.73%) SC Cleared
5 34 (7.30%) MCITP
6 27 (5.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 23 (4.94%) DV Cleared
8 12 (2.58%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (2.36%) CCNA
10 9 (1.93%) Degree
11 8 (1.72%) MCSA
11 8 (1.72%) MCTS
12 6 (1.29%) MCP
13 4 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.86%) CCA
13 4 (0.86%) Citrix Certification
14 3 (0.64%) CCEA
14 3 (0.64%) CCIA
15 2 (0.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 1 (0.21%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.22%) SLA
2 1 (0.21%) QA
2 1 (0.21%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 267 (57.30%) Active Directory
2 140 (30.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (12.45%) vSphere
4 49 (10.52%) Hyper-V
5 28 (6.01%) XenApp
6 27 (5.79%) VMware ESX
7 23 (4.94%) XenDesktop
8 20 (4.29%) VMware Server
9 13 (2.79%) VMware ESXi
10 12 (2.58%) XenServer
11 6 (1.29%) Terminal Server
12 5 (1.07%) ISA Server
12 5 (1.07%) Postfix
13 4 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 4 (0.86%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.64%) NFS
14 3 (0.64%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 3 (0.64%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.43%) vCloud
15 2 (0.43%) UAG
Systems Management
1 53 (11.37%) SCCM
2 25 (5.36%) SCOM
3 12 (2.58%) WSUS
4 9 (1.93%) HP Data Protector
4 9 (1.93%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.29%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.07%) ARCserve
6 5 (1.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (0.86%) ZENworks
7 4 (0.86%) Puppet
8 3 (0.64%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 3 (0.64%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.43%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.43%) Nagios
9 2 (0.43%) vMotion
9 2 (0.43%) AirWatch
9 2 (0.43%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.21%) SCDPM
10 1 (0.21%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 280 (60.09%) VMware
2 184 (39.48%) Microsoft
3 80 (17.17%) HP
4 75 (16.09%) Citrix
5 63 (13.52%) Cisco
6 46 (9.87%) EMC
6 46 (9.87%) NetApp
7 31 (6.65%) Dell
8 14 (3.00%) IBM
8 14 (3.00%) Symantec
9 13 (2.79%) Red Hat
9 13 (2.79%) AppSense
9 13 (2.79%) McAfee
10 11 (2.36%) Novell
11 9 (1.93%) Sophos
12 8 (1.72%) CommVault
12 8 (1.72%) 3PAR
13 7 (1.50%) FalconStor
13 7 (1.50%) Wyse
13 7 (1.50%) Veeam
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