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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Engineer
Rank 417 336 413
Rank change year-on-year
-81 +77
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 228 354 232
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.43% 0.63% 0.43%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.45% 0.67% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 237 131
Median daily rate £300 £310 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £295 £300 £245
% change year-on-year
-1.66% +22.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 29 25
Median hourly rate £23.50 £22.83 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.93% +1.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £19.50 £15.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.20 £40.00 £28.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £23.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+2.17% +2.22%

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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -93 204 £300 -5.13% 42
London -89 61 £335 - 9
South East -44 42 £289 -8.33% 13
Yorkshire +1 24 £325 -13.33% 2
North East -43 22 £225 -23.72% 1
East of England +8 19 £205 -28.69% 6
Scotland -7 19 £325 +8.33% 1
Surrey -17 16 £288 -4.16% 1
West Yorkshire +5 15 £388 - 2
Leeds +1 14 £388 -3.12% 1
Tyne and Wear -50 14 £225 -24.36%
Newcastle upon Tyne -55 14 £225 -24.36%
Edinburgh +9 11 £355 +18.33% 1
West Midlands -26 11 £330 +20.00% 1
City of London +9 10 £295 -9.23% 4
North West -5 10 £400 +100.00% 4
Birmingham 0 9 £330 +25.71%
Camberley +3 8 £425 +8.97%
South West -8 8 £250 +44.92% 5
Hampshire -1 7 £308 -12.14% 3
East Midlands -2 7 £300 +33.33% 1
Durham - 7 £300 - 1
Essex +14 6 £293 -16.42% 2
Buckinghamshire +13 6 £415 +29.68% 1
Glasgow +3 6 £129 -35.50%
Cheshire -2 6 £310 -
Wales +19 5 £350 +32.07%
Milton Keynes +15 5 £415 +40.67%
Berkshire -8 5 £375 +23.45% 4
Cambridgeshire +13 4 - - 1

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 365 (80.04%) Windows
2 317 (69.52%) Windows Server
3 234 (51.32%) Active Directory
4 229 (50.22%) VMware
5 186 (40.79%) Microsoft
6 174 (38.16%) Windows Server 2012
7 153 (33.55%) Windows Server 2008
8 133 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 119 (26.10%) DNS
10 118 (25.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 107 (23.46%) ITIL
12 98 (21.49%) Citrix
13 88 (19.30%) HP
13 88 (19.30%) SQL Server
13 88 (19.30%) PowerShell
14 87 (19.08%) MS Exchange
15 85 (18.64%) SAN
16 78 (17.11%) Data Centre
17 76 (16.67%) SQL
18 72 (15.79%) DHCP
19 69 (15.13%) Migration
20 67 (14.69%) Linux
21 65 (14.25%) Hyper-V
22 64 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
23 62 (13.60%) MS Excel
24 59 (12.94%) vSphere
25 58 (12.72%) SCCM
26 57 (12.50%) XenApp
27 54 (11.84%) Finance
28 51 (11.18%) Firewall

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 87 (19.08%) MS Exchange
2 45 (9.87%) IIS
3 37 (8.11%) SharePoint
4 36 (7.89%) Skype for Business
5 23 (5.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.41%) Apache
7 10 (2.19%) WebSphere
8 9 (1.97%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (1.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.10%) Tomcat
11 4 (0.88%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.88%) IBM HTTP Server
11 4 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.88%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.66%) Confluence
13 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.22%) SAS
Applications
1 62 (13.60%) MS Excel
2 34 (7.46%) MS Office
3 10 (2.19%) MS Project
4 7 (1.54%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.22%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 44 (9.65%) Office 365
2 31 (6.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (3.51%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (0.88%) IaaS
4 4 (0.88%) PaaS
5 2 (0.44%) Bluemix
5 2 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.44%) OpenShift
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon ELB
6 1 (0.22%) Amazon S3
6 1 (0.22%) CloudFront
6 1 (0.22%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.22%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.22%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.22%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 119 (26.10%) DNS
2 85 (18.64%) SAN
3 72 (15.79%) DHCP
4 51 (11.18%) Firewall
5 34 (7.46%) LAN
6 33 (7.24%) WAN
7 31 (6.80%) TCP/IP
8 30 (6.58%) Internet
9 18 (3.95%) SSL
10 13 (2.85%) VPN
11 12 (2.63%) Network Security
11 12 (2.63%) VLAN
12 10 (2.19%) Intranet
12 10 (2.19%) Wireless
13 9 (1.97%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (1.97%) VoIP
14 8 (1.75%) Extranet
14 8 (1.75%) NAS
15 7 (1.54%) IP Telephony
15 7 (1.54%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (19.30%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.17%) SQL Server 2008
3 14 (3.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (1.54%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (0.66%) DB2
5 3 (0.66%) MongoDB
5 3 (0.66%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.44%) GIS
6 2 (0.44%) MS Access
6 2 (0.44%) MySQL
6 2 (0.44%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.22%) Big Data
7 1 (0.22%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
7 1 (0.22%) Informix
7 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.22%) QlikView
7 1 (0.22%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.22%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Introscope
2 3 (0.66%) JIRA
3 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 54 (11.84%) Finance
2 25 (5.48%) Banking
3 11 (2.41%) Back Office
4 6 (1.32%) Advertising
4 6 (1.32%) Legal
5 5 (1.10%) Retail
5 5 (1.10%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.88%) Law
7 3 (0.66%) Local Government
7 3 (0.66%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.44%) Electronics
8 2 (0.44%) Marketing
9 1 (0.22%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.22%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.97%) .NET
1 9 (1.97%) Middleware
2 5 (1.10%) Web Services
3 2 (0.44%) RESTful
3 2 (0.44%) SAML
3 2 (0.44%) WAP
3 2 (0.44%) XML
4 1 (0.22%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.22%) CSS
4 1 (0.22%) HTML
4 1 (0.22%) J2EE
4 1 (0.22%) JSON
4 1 (0.22%) JSON-LD
4 1 (0.22%) MAPI
4 1 (0.22%) OAuth2
4 1 (0.22%) REST
4 1 (0.22%) Spring
4 1 (0.22%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 78 (17.11%) Data Centre
2 38 (8.33%) Clustering
3 12 (2.63%) Mathematics
4 11 (2.41%) Driving Licence
4 11 (2.41%) NHS
5 9 (1.97%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.54%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (1.54%) PKI
7 6 (1.32%) Cryptography
7 6 (1.32%) Replication
8 5 (1.10%) Computer Science
8 5 (1.10%) EMC VNX
9 4 (0.88%) Client/Server
9 4 (0.88%) EMC VMAX
9 4 (0.88%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.66%) Blackberry
10 3 (0.66%) FMCG
10 3 (0.66%) Wiki
11 2 (0.44%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 365 (80.04%) Windows
2 317 (69.52%) Windows Server
3 174 (38.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 153 (33.55%) Windows Server 2008
5 118 (25.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 67 (14.69%) Linux
7 31 (6.80%) Windows 7
8 30 (6.58%) Unix
9 21 (4.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (2.85%) AIX
11 8 (1.75%) Windows Phone
12 7 (1.54%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.32%) CentOS
13 6 (1.32%) Solaris
14 5 (1.10%) SUSE
14 5 (1.10%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 5 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
15 4 (0.88%) Oracle Linux
15 4 (0.88%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 107 (23.46%) ITIL
2 69 (15.13%) Migration
3 34 (7.46%) Project Management
4 29 (6.36%) Server Building
5 25 (5.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 18 (3.95%) Problem Management
6 18 (3.95%) Service Delivery
7 17 (3.73%) Capacity Management
7 17 (3.73%) Server Virtualisation
8 16 (3.51%) High Availability
8 16 (3.51%) Software Deployment
9 15 (3.29%) Change Control
9 15 (3.29%) Logistics
10 14 (3.07%) PRINCE2
11 13 (2.85%) Configuration Management
12 12 (2.63%) Change Management
12 12 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
13 11 (2.41%) CRM
13 11 (2.41%) DevOps
14 10 (2.19%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 88 (19.30%) PowerShell
2 76 (16.67%) SQL
3 17 (3.73%) VBScript
4 16 (3.51%) C
5 10 (2.19%) Perl
6 9 (1.97%) Java
7 7 (1.54%) Bash Shell
7 7 (1.54%) C#
7 7 (1.54%) VB
8 6 (1.32%) PHP
9 4 (0.88%) JavaScript
9 4 (0.88%) Korn
9 4 (0.88%) Ruby
10 3 (0.66%) Python
11 2 (0.44%) C++
11 2 (0.44%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.22%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 64 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (10.53%) MCSE
3 42 (9.21%) Security Cleared
4 27 (5.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 24 (5.26%) SC Cleared
6 21 (4.61%) MCSA
7 16 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (2.63%) CCNA
8 12 (2.63%) Degree
9 7 (1.54%) MCITP
10 6 (1.32%) DV Cleared
10 6 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.32%) MCTS
11 5 (1.10%) RHCE
12 3 (0.66%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.66%) CCNP
13 2 (0.44%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.44%) LPIC
13 2 (0.44%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (3.29%) SLA
2 4 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.88%) PCI DSS
2 4 (0.88%) QA
3 1 (0.22%) BS7799
3 1 (0.22%) ISO22301
3 1 (0.22%) JSP 440
3 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 234 (51.32%) Active Directory
2 133 (29.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (14.25%) Hyper-V
4 59 (12.94%) vSphere
5 57 (12.50%) XenApp
6 42 (9.21%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (7.24%) VMware ESX
8 17 (3.73%) Virtual Servers
9 16 (3.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 14 (3.07%) XenDesktop
11 13 (2.85%) Virtual Machines
12 11 (2.41%) VMware Server
13 10 (2.19%) XenServer
14 9 (1.97%) Firmware
14 9 (1.97%) UAG
15 8 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
16 5 (1.10%) KVM
16 5 (1.10%) Oracle RAC
17 4 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
18 2 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 58 (12.72%) SCCM
2 46 (10.09%) SCOM
3 32 (7.02%) Backup Exec
4 27 (5.92%) NetBackup
5 23 (5.04%) WSUS
6 14 (3.07%) Microsoft Clustering
7 13 (2.85%) Puppet
8 11 (2.41%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (1.97%) SCVMM
10 8 (1.75%) IBM BigFix
10 8 (1.75%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 8 (1.75%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
11 6 (1.32%) Ansible
11 6 (1.32%) Nagios
12 5 (1.10%) EMC NetWorker
12 5 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (1.10%) SCOrch
12 5 (1.10%) Tivoli
13 4 (0.88%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 229 (50.22%) VMware
2 186 (40.79%) Microsoft
3 98 (21.49%) Citrix
4 88 (19.30%) HP
5 50 (10.96%) Cisco
6 36 (7.89%) IBM
7 34 (7.46%) NetApp
8 32 (7.02%) EMC
9 24 (5.26%) Symantec
10 23 (5.04%) Oracle
11 22 (4.82%) Red Hat
12 21 (4.61%) Dell
13 19 (4.17%) Intel Security
14 11 (2.41%) CommVault
15 9 (1.97%) SolarWinds
16 8 (1.75%) Juniper
17 6 (1.32%) 3PAR
18 5 (1.10%) Intel
18 5 (1.10%) Sun
18 5 (1.10%) Veeam
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