The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Server Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Engineer
UK
Rank 462 436 343
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -93
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 130 189 279
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.29% 0.38% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.31% 0.40% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 109 169
Median daily rate £325 £290 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £169 £175 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £425 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £311 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+22.05% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 24
Median hourly rate £21.50 £21.40 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.46% +17.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.24 £18.00 £16.44
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £36.13 £26.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year
+2.38% +15.06%

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
42359 47277 48034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.78% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27574 30020 30295
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1732 1916
Median hourly rate £17.44 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Server Engineer in the job title.

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 16 January 2017.

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
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -37 123 £325 +13.04% 34
South East +12 45 £325 - 13
London -35 35 £375 +15.38% 11
Yorkshire +11 11 £330 +20.00% 4
Berkshire -6 11 £300 +9.09% 3
Hampshire +23 10 £333 -23.56%
Surrey +10 10 £372 +14.38% 1
West Yorkshire +17 8 £375 +10.29% 3
North West +12 8 £325 +44.44%
Leeds +9 8 £375 +10.29% 1
East Midlands +8 7 £325 +51.16% 3
City of London -4 7 £400 +25.49% 5
West Midlands -2 6 £170 -43.33%
Reading 0 5 £250 -17.35% 1
East of England -3 5 £180 +5.88% 3
North East -15 5 - -
Tyne and Wear -16 5 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -17 5 - -
Birmingham - 5 £200 -
Kent - 5 £350 - 4
West Sussex - 5 £325 - 2
Cheshire +24 4 - -
Hook +14 4 £330 -25.84%
South West +9 4 £184 -27.94%
Manchester +7 4 £325 +71.05%
Camberley 0 4 £325 -
Northampton -9 4 £325 +73.33%
Northamptonshire -12 4 £325 +61.49% 1
Horsham - 4 £325 -
Wokingham -4 3 £338 -

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Server Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 216 (77.98%) Windows
2 177 (63.90%) Windows Server
3 149 (53.79%) Active Directory
4 129 (46.57%) VMware
5 104 (37.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 86 (31.05%) Microsoft
7 85 (30.69%) Windows Server 2008
8 80 (28.88%) DNS
9 58 (20.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 51 (18.41%) DHCP
11 47 (16.97%) MS Exchange
12 45 (16.25%) Citrix
13 41 (14.80%) Linux
13 41 (14.80%) Security Cleared
14 40 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
14 40 (14.44%) HP
15 38 (13.72%) PowerShell
16 37 (13.36%) SAN
17 35 (12.64%) SC Cleared
18 34 (12.27%) Hyper-V
18 34 (12.27%) Cisco
18 34 (12.27%) SQL Server
19 33 (11.91%) vSphere
20 32 (11.55%) SQL
20 32 (11.55%) Firewall
20 32 (11.55%) Migration
21 31 (11.19%) ITIL
21 31 (11.19%) SCCM
22 28 (10.11%) Data Centre
22 28 (10.11%) Finance

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 47 (16.97%) MS Exchange
2 24 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (6.14%) IIS
4 10 (3.61%) Skype for Business
5 9 (3.25%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.81%) WebSphere
8 5 (1.81%) WebSphere Application Server
9 3 (1.08%) Confluence
9 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.72%) Apache
10 2 (0.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.72%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.72%) IBM Domino
10 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (0.72%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.72%) WebLogic Portal
10 2 (0.72%) WebSphere Portal
11 1 (0.36%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 20 (7.22%) MS Excel
2 2 (0.72%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (7.58%) Office 365
3 10 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.08%) GitHub
5 3 (1.08%) IaaS
6 1 (0.36%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 80 (28.88%) DNS
2 51 (18.41%) DHCP
3 37 (13.36%) SAN
4 32 (11.55%) Firewall
5 21 (7.58%) Internet
6 20 (7.22%) TCP/IP
7 17 (6.14%) WAN
8 16 (5.78%) LAN
9 15 (5.42%) Intranet
10 13 (4.69%) VPN
11 12 (4.33%) Remote Desktop
12 9 (3.25%) VLAN
12 9 (3.25%) VoIP
13 8 (2.89%) Skype
14 7 (2.53%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (2.17%) MPLS
15 6 (2.17%) Wireless
16 5 (1.81%) LDAP
17 4 (1.44%) NetScaler
18 3 (1.08%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (12.27%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (0.72%) DB2
5 2 (0.72%) Oracle Database
5 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (0.72%) WhereScape RED
6 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.36%) Big Data
6 1 (0.36%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.36%) MS Access
6 1 (0.36%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Jenkins
1 3 (1.08%) JIRA
2 1 (0.36%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.36%) Metasploit
General
1 28 (10.11%) Finance
2 12 (4.33%) Banking
3 10 (3.61%) Telecoms
4 9 (3.25%) Retail
5 5 (1.81%) Law
6 3 (1.08%) Games
6 3 (1.08%) Legal
7 2 (0.72%) Back Office
7 2 (0.72%) Local Government
8 1 (0.36%) Advertising
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.36%) French Language
8 1 (0.36%) German Language
8 1 (0.36%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Publishing
8 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.36%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.81%) Middleware
2 3 (1.08%) .NET
2 3 (1.08%) J2EE
2 3 (1.08%) Web Services
2 3 (1.08%) XML
3 2 (0.72%) HTML
3 2 (0.72%) JSON
4 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.36%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (0.36%) CSS
4 1 (0.36%) ELK Stack
4 1 (0.36%) JSON-LD
4 1 (0.36%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.36%) React
4 1 (0.36%) RESTful
4 1 (0.36%) SAML
4 1 (0.36%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (0.36%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 28 (10.11%) Data Centre
2 11 (3.97%) Clustering
3 8 (2.89%) Management Information System
4 5 (1.81%) PKI
4 5 (1.81%) Replication
4 5 (1.81%) Statistics
5 4 (1.44%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.44%) NHS
5 4 (1.44%) Smartphone
6 3 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.72%) DataPower
7 2 (0.72%) Fat Client
7 2 (0.72%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.72%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.36%) EPoS
8 1 (0.36%) Grid Computing
8 1 (0.36%) Online Games
8 1 (0.36%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 216 (77.98%) Windows
2 177 (63.90%) Windows Server
3 104 (37.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 85 (30.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (20.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (14.80%) Linux
7 26 (9.39%) Windows 7
8 16 (5.78%) Unix
9 12 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.17%) AIX
10 6 (2.17%) Solaris
11 5 (1.81%) SUSE
11 5 (1.81%) Windows 10
11 5 (1.81%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.44%) Android
12 4 (1.44%) Oracle Linux
12 4 (1.44%) Windows 2000
13 3 (1.08%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.08%) VMS
13 3 (1.08%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (11.55%) Migration
2 31 (11.19%) ITIL
3 19 (6.86%) Server Building
4 17 (6.14%) High Availability
5 8 (2.89%) Configuration Management
5 8 (2.89%) Problem Management
6 7 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (2.53%) Time Management
7 6 (2.17%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (2.17%) E-Commerce
7 6 (2.17%) Load Balancing
7 6 (2.17%) Service Management
8 5 (1.81%) Change Control
8 5 (1.81%) Data Migration
8 5 (1.81%) Data Protection
8 5 (1.81%) Logistics
8 5 (1.81%) Server Patching
8 5 (1.81%) Software Deployment
9 4 (1.44%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (1.44%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 38 (13.72%) PowerShell
2 32 (11.55%) SQL
3 9 (3.25%) Perl
3 9 (3.25%) VBScript
4 6 (2.17%) Bash Shell
4 6 (2.17%) Java
5 4 (1.44%) Korn
6 3 (1.08%) C
6 3 (1.08%) C#
6 3 (1.08%) Python
7 2 (0.72%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.72%) Jython
7 2 (0.72%) VB
8 1 (0.36%) C++
8 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 41 (14.80%) Security Cleared
2 35 (12.64%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.75%) Microsoft Certification
4 15 (5.42%) MCSE
5 14 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (3.61%) MCITP
6 10 (3.61%) MCSA
7 9 (3.25%) CCNA
8 6 (2.17%) Degree
8 6 (2.17%) MCP
9 5 (1.81%) MCTS
10 2 (0.72%) AWS Certification
10 2 (0.72%) CCNP
10 2 (0.72%) CEH
10 2 (0.72%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.72%) HND
10 2 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (0.72%) RHCT
10 2 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.36%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.53%) SLA
2 2 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 149 (53.79%) Active Directory
2 40 (14.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (12.27%) Hyper-V
4 33 (11.91%) vSphere
5 21 (7.58%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (6.50%) VMware ESX
6 18 (6.50%) XenApp
7 10 (3.61%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (3.25%) Firmware
9 7 (2.53%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.81%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.44%) vCloud
12 3 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.36%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.36%) Docker
13 1 (0.36%) iptables
13 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.36%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.36%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 31 (11.19%) SCCM
2 8 (2.89%) Backup Exec
2 8 (2.89%) Puppet
2 8 (2.89%) WSUS
3 7 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
3 7 (2.53%) SCOM
4 5 (1.81%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (1.44%) Ansible
5 4 (1.44%) Nessus
6 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.08%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.08%) vRealize
7 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 2 (0.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (0.72%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
8 1 (0.36%) OpenAM
8 1 (0.36%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.36%) vMotion
Vendors
1 129 (46.57%) VMware
2 86 (31.05%) Microsoft
3 45 (16.25%) Citrix
4 40 (14.44%) HP
5 34 (12.27%) Cisco
6 16 (5.78%) Dell
6 16 (5.78%) NetApp
7 15 (5.42%) Red Hat
8 13 (4.69%) EMC
8 13 (4.69%) IBM
9 12 (4.33%) Intel Security
10 11 (3.97%) Symantec
11 9 (3.25%) BMC
12 8 (2.89%) Oracle
13 6 (2.17%) ThinPrint
14 5 (1.81%) SolarWinds
14 5 (1.81%) Splunk
14 5 (1.81%) Veeam
15 4 (1.44%) LANDesk
15 4 (1.44%) Sophos
Leicestershire
Ampersand Consulting
Rate: £230 - £270 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £150 - £200 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £325 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago