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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Engineer
Rank 474 409 362
Rank change year-on-year
-65 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 175 265 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.33% 0.46% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.48% 0.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 114 159 174
Median daily rate £300 £298 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% -0.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £175 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £424 £414
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £298 £285
% change year-on-year
-7.56% +4.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 22 24
Median hourly rate £26.50 £19.52 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.79% -20.34%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £15.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.00 £30.00 £44.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.03 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+10.35% -23.88%

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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 2016.

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 September 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -57 159 £300 - 31
London -38 53 £350 +12.00% 6
South East -11 36 £263 -15.32% 7
East of England +7 22 £300 - 4
North East -5 17 £225 -10.17%
Tyne and Wear -19 12 £225 -35.71%
Newcastle upon Tyne -22 12 £225 -35.71%
City of London +15 11 £293 +6.36% 3
Scotland +6 11 £315 +26.00%
Berkshire -3 9 £235 -1.26% 2
North West +3 8 £270 +9.09% 1
Surrey +2 8 £179 -48.83% 1
Bedfordshire -3 7 £413 +79.34%
Yorkshire -16 7 £360 +2.85% 3
Luton - 7 £413 -
South West +10 6 £351 +8.07% 8
Oxford -9 6 £275 -27.39% 1
Oxfordshire -12 6 £275 -25.17% 2
Edinburgh +11 5 £300 +14.28%
Hertfordshire +3 5 £265 -37.64% 1
Watford -4 5 £265 -37.64%
Manchester -13 5 £266 +7.57% 1
Durham - 5 £196 -
Buckinghamshire +29 4 £288 - 1
Cambridgeshire +28 4 £235 -21.66% 1
Milton Keynes +17 4 £288 - 1
Kent +5 4 £178 -48.17%
East Midlands -1 4 £265 +20.45%
Wokingham -6 4 - -
West Midlands -37 4 £270 +3.34% 2

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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.

1 316 (78.61%) Windows
2 265 (65.92%) Windows Server
3 212 (52.74%) Active Directory
4 205 (51.00%) VMware
5 151 (37.56%) Microsoft
6 147 (36.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 135 (33.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 121 (30.10%) DNS
9 109 (27.11%) VMware Infrastructure
10 100 (24.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 88 (21.89%) Citrix
12 82 (20.40%) ITIL
13 77 (19.15%) DHCP
14 75 (18.66%) PowerShell
15 74 (18.41%) MS Exchange
16 73 (18.16%) SQL Server
16 73 (18.16%) HP
17 63 (15.67%) SAN
17 63 (15.67%) Linux
18 62 (15.42%) Migration
19 60 (14.93%) Data Centre
20 56 (13.93%) Microsoft Certification
21 55 (13.68%) Hyper-V
22 54 (13.43%) SQL
23 53 (13.18%) SCCM
24 52 (12.94%) Firewall
25 50 (12.44%) Security Cleared
26 49 (12.19%) Cisco
27 48 (11.94%) MS Excel
28 46 (11.44%) vSphere

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 74 (18.41%) MS Exchange
2 42 (10.45%) IIS
3 34 (8.46%) SharePoint
4 28 (6.97%) Skype for Business
5 26 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.74%) WebSphere
7 8 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
9 5 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 5 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (0.75%) Apache
10 3 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (0.75%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.75%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.75%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.50%) Confluence
11 2 (0.50%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.50%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 48 (11.94%) MS Excel
2 18 (4.48%) MS Office
3 10 (2.49%) MS Project
4 8 (1.99%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.50%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.25%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.50%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.25%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 38 (9.45%) Office 365
2 35 (8.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (1.00%) IaaS
6 2 (0.50%) Bluemix
6 2 (0.50%) IBM Cloud
6 2 (0.50%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.50%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.25%) Amazon S3
7 1 (0.25%) CloudFront
7 1 (0.25%) GitHub
7 1 (0.25%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.25%) PaaS
7 1 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 121 (30.10%) DNS
2 77 (19.15%) DHCP
3 63 (15.67%) SAN
4 52 (12.94%) Firewall
5 31 (7.71%) Internet
5 31 (7.71%) TCP/IP
6 30 (7.46%) LAN
7 29 (7.21%) WAN
8 19 (4.73%) VLAN
9 16 (3.98%) VPN
10 15 (3.73%) SSL
11 13 (3.23%) Intranet
12 12 (2.99%) Wireless
13 10 (2.49%) NAS
13 10 (2.49%) Network Security
14 9 (2.24%) iSCSI
14 9 (2.24%) Skype
15 8 (1.99%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (1.99%) IP Telephony
15 8 (1.99%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (18.16%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (1.24%) DB2
5 5 (1.24%) Oracle Database
5 5 (1.24%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.00%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.75%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.50%) Big Data
8 2 (0.50%) GIS
8 2 (0.50%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.50%) MS Access
8 2 (0.50%) MySQL
9 1 (0.25%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.25%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.25%) SSDT
9 1 (0.25%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 2 (0.50%) JIRA
1 2 (0.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.25%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.25%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.25%) Introscope
2 1 (0.25%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.25%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.25%) WiX
General
1 44 (10.95%) Finance
2 21 (5.22%) Banking
3 13 (3.23%) Back Office
4 10 (2.49%) Retail
5 9 (2.24%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.49%) Legal
7 5 (1.24%) Local Government
8 4 (1.00%) Law
8 4 (1.00%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.75%) Games
10 2 (0.50%) Electronics
10 2 (0.50%) Marketing
11 1 (0.25%) Advertising
11 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.25%) French Language
11 1 (0.25%) German Language
11 1 (0.25%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.24%) .NET
2 8 (1.99%) Middleware
3 6 (1.49%) Web Services
4 4 (1.00%) J2EE
5 3 (0.75%) RESTful
6 2 (0.50%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.50%) HTML
6 2 (0.50%) JSON
6 2 (0.50%) JSON-LD
6 2 (0.50%) OAuth2
6 2 (0.50%) Spring
7 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.25%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.25%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.25%) CSS
7 1 (0.25%) ELK Stack
7 1 (0.25%) React
7 1 (0.25%) SAML
7 1 (0.25%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 60 (14.93%) Data Centre
2 27 (6.72%) Clustering
3 9 (2.24%) Management Information System
4 7 (1.74%) Mathematics
4 7 (1.74%) NHS
4 7 (1.74%) Replication
5 6 (1.49%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.24%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (1.24%) Blackberry
7 4 (1.00%) Cryptography
7 4 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.00%) FlexPod
8 3 (0.75%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.75%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.75%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.75%) Hedge funds
8 3 (0.75%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.75%) Statistics
8 3 (0.75%) Thin Client
9 2 (0.50%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 316 (78.61%) Windows
2 265 (65.92%) Windows Server
3 147 (36.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 135 (33.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 100 (24.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 63 (15.67%) Linux
7 32 (7.96%) Unix
8 31 (7.71%) Windows 7
9 26 (6.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (3.48%) AIX
11 12 (2.99%) Solaris
12 9 (2.24%) Windows XP
13 8 (1.99%) Windows Phone
14 6 (1.49%) Oracle Linux
14 6 (1.49%) SUSE
14 6 (1.49%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.24%) Windows 10
16 4 (1.00%) Android
16 4 (1.00%) CentOS
16 4 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (20.40%) ITIL
2 62 (15.42%) Migration
3 24 (5.97%) High Availability
4 22 (5.47%) Project Management
4 22 (5.47%) Server Building
5 16 (3.98%) Change Control
5 16 (3.98%) Disaster Recovery
6 15 (3.73%) Configuration Management
6 15 (3.73%) Service Delivery
7 13 (3.23%) Server Virtualisation
8 12 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (2.99%) Capacity Management
8 12 (2.99%) DevOps
8 12 (2.99%) Problem Management
8 12 (2.99%) Software Deployment
9 11 (2.74%) ITIL V3
9 11 (2.74%) Load Balancing
9 11 (2.74%) PRINCE2
10 9 (2.24%) Business Continuity
10 9 (2.24%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 75 (18.66%) PowerShell
2 54 (13.43%) SQL
3 17 (4.23%) VBScript
4 14 (3.48%) Perl
5 11 (2.74%) C
6 10 (2.49%) Bash Shell
6 10 (2.49%) C#
7 9 (2.24%) Java
8 6 (1.49%) Korn
8 6 (1.49%) PHP
8 6 (1.49%) VB
9 5 (1.24%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.24%) Python
9 5 (1.24%) Ruby
10 3 (0.75%) C++
11 2 (0.50%) Jython
12 1 (0.25%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.25%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.25%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.25%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (13.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (12.44%) Security Cleared
3 40 (9.95%) MCSE
4 32 (7.96%) SC Cleared
5 23 (5.72%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (5.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (4.23%) CCNA
8 14 (3.48%) MCSA
9 10 (2.49%) Degree
10 9 (2.24%) DV Cleared
10 9 (2.24%) MCITP
11 7 (1.74%) MCTS
12 6 (1.49%) RHCE
13 4 (1.00%) MCDST
14 3 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 2 (0.50%) CCNP
15 2 (0.50%) CTC Cleared
15 2 (0.50%) LPIC
16 1 (0.25%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.73%) SLA
2 6 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.50%) QA
4 1 (0.25%) BS7799
4 1 (0.25%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.25%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 212 (52.74%) Active Directory
2 109 (27.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (13.68%) Hyper-V
4 46 (11.44%) vSphere
5 42 (10.45%) XenApp
6 36 (8.96%) VMware ESXi
7 26 (6.47%) VMware ESX
8 15 (3.73%) Firmware
9 14 (3.48%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (3.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 11 (2.74%) Virtual Servers
12 9 (2.24%) UAG
12 9 (2.24%) XenDesktop
13 7 (1.74%) VMware Server
14 6 (1.49%) KVM
14 6 (1.49%) Oracle RAC
14 6 (1.49%) vCloud
15 4 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
15 4 (1.00%) XenServer
16 3 (0.75%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 53 (13.18%) SCCM
2 38 (9.45%) SCOM
3 29 (7.21%) Backup Exec
4 16 (3.98%) WSUS
5 15 (3.73%) Puppet
6 13 (3.23%) NetBackup
7 8 (1.99%) Ansible
7 8 (1.99%) IBM BigFix
7 8 (1.99%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (1.99%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 7 (1.74%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.49%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (1.49%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 6 (1.49%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.24%) Microsoft Clustering
11 4 (1.00%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 4 (1.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 4 (1.00%) vRealize
12 3 (0.75%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 205 (51.00%) VMware
2 151 (37.56%) Microsoft
3 88 (21.89%) Citrix
4 73 (18.16%) HP
5 49 (12.19%) Cisco
6 37 (9.20%) IBM
7 28 (6.97%) EMC
8 27 (6.72%) Symantec
9 26 (6.47%) NetApp
9 26 (6.47%) Red Hat
10 24 (5.97%) Oracle
11 21 (5.22%) Dell
12 16 (3.98%) Intel Security
13 10 (2.49%) SolarWinds
14 9 (2.24%) Juniper
15 8 (1.99%) Veeam
16 6 (1.49%) Altiris
16 6 (1.49%) CommVault
17 5 (1.24%) Mitel
18 3 (0.75%) Blue Coat
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