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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Engineer
Rank 464 366 377
Rank change year-on-year
-98 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 189 320 274
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.35% 0.55% 0.49%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.58% 0.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 134 205 162
Median daily rate £300 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £180 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £415 £412
UK excluding London median daily rate £288 £300 £270
% change year-on-year
-4.16% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 24 22
Median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £23.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -11.35%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £17.50 £19.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.25 £31.75 £36.48
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £20.50 £23.88
% change year-on-year
- -14.13%

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
51405 55416 53365
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.83% 94.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 33502 35230 32266
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1639 2066 2092
Median hourly rate £16.58 £17.25 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.89% +1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.88 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 25 August 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 -109 174 £300 -3.22% 45
London -72 47 £350 +7.69% 17
South East -19 40 £240 -25.00% 12
East of England +20 25 £300 -
North East -9 21 £225 -17.50%
Yorkshire -17 14 £343 -8.66% 6
North West +2 11 £400 +61.61% 4
Durham - 11 £300 -
Tyne and Wear -22 10 £225 -24.36%
Newcastle upon Tyne -29 10 £225 -24.36%
City of London +31 9 £293 +19.38% 5
Berkshire +3 9 £263 +10.63% 2
Leeds -1 8 £343 -14.37% 3
West Yorkshire -14 8 £343 -14.37% 4
Scotland +6 7 £295 +12.38% 1
East Midlands 0 7 £283 +18.94% 2
Surrey -7 7 £181 -48.21% 3
Buckinghamshire +15 6 £288 -10.15%
Bedfordshire +1 6 £413 +25.95%
Luton - 6 £413 -
Milton Keynes +15 5 £288 -2.54%
Kent +12 5 £179 -57.86% 2
Hertfordshire +11 5 £265 -37.64%
Edinburgh +4 5 £355 +42.00%
Norfolk +2 5 £300 +41.17%
Oxfordshire -4 5 £275 -25.17% 1
Manchester -6 5 £363 +46.46% 2
Wales +23 4 £225 -15.09%
Cambridgeshire +21 4 £235 -20.00%
Watford +2 4 £265 -37.64%

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 328 (76.81%) Windows
2 282 (66.04%) Windows Server
3 217 (50.82%) Active Directory
4 214 (50.12%) VMware
5 167 (39.11%) Microsoft
6 153 (35.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 134 (31.38%) Windows Server 2008
8 123 (28.81%) DNS
9 117 (27.40%) VMware Infrastructure
10 107 (25.06%) Windows Server 2003
11 98 (22.95%) Citrix
12 88 (20.61%) SQL Server
13 86 (20.14%) ITIL
14 80 (18.74%) PowerShell
15 78 (18.27%) MS Exchange
15 78 (18.27%) HP
16 72 (16.86%) DHCP
17 67 (15.69%) SAN
18 65 (15.22%) Linux
18 65 (15.22%) SQL
19 63 (14.75%) Migration
20 62 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
21 61 (14.29%) Data Centre
22 56 (13.11%) SCCM
23 55 (12.88%) Hyper-V
24 53 (12.41%) Finance
25 51 (11.94%) Firewall
26 49 (11.48%) XenApp
26 49 (11.48%) IIS
27 48 (11.24%) MS Excel

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 78 (18.27%) MS Exchange
2 49 (11.48%) IIS
3 36 (8.43%) SharePoint
4 33 (7.73%) Skype for Business
5 26 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (2.58%) WebSphere
7 7 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
7 7 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (1.41%) Apache
9 5 (1.17%) WebLogic
10 4 (0.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
10 4 (0.94%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (0.94%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.70%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.70%) IBM HTTP Server
11 3 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.47%) Confluence
12 2 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
12 2 (0.47%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 48 (11.24%) MS Excel
2 21 (4.92%) MS Office
3 10 (2.34%) MS Project
4 8 (1.87%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.47%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (1.87%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.70%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.23%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 42 (9.84%) Office 365
2 34 (7.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.81%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.70%) IaaS
7 2 (0.47%) Bluemix
7 2 (0.47%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.47%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.47%) OpenShift
7 2 (0.47%) PaaS
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.23%) CloudFront
8 1 (0.23%) GitHub
8 1 (0.23%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 123 (28.81%) DNS
2 72 (16.86%) DHCP
3 67 (15.69%) SAN
4 51 (11.94%) Firewall
5 32 (7.49%) LAN
6 31 (7.26%) WAN
7 30 (7.03%) TCP/IP
8 28 (6.56%) Internet
9 17 (3.98%) SSL
10 15 (3.51%) VLAN
11 13 (3.04%) VPN
12 11 (2.58%) Network Security
12 11 (2.58%) Wireless
13 9 (2.11%) Intranet
13 9 (2.11%) Skype
14 8 (1.87%) Extranet
14 8 (1.87%) iSCSI
14 8 (1.87%) NAS
15 7 (1.64%) IP Telephony
16 6 (1.41%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (20.61%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (0.94%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.70%) DB2
7 3 (0.70%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.70%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
8 2 (0.47%) Big Data
8 2 (0.47%) GIS
8 2 (0.47%) Hadoop
8 2 (0.47%) MS Access
8 2 (0.47%) MySQL
9 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.23%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.23%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.23%) SQL Server 2016
9 1 (0.23%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Introscope
2 2 (0.47%) JIRA
2 2 (0.47%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.23%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.23%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.23%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.23%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.23%) WiX
General
1 53 (12.41%) Finance
2 21 (4.92%) Banking
3 12 (2.81%) Back Office
4 9 (2.11%) Retail
5 8 (1.87%) Telecoms
6 6 (1.41%) Legal
7 5 (1.17%) Advertising
7 5 (1.17%) Local Government
7 5 (1.17%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.94%) Law
9 3 (0.70%) Electronics
9 3 (0.70%) Games
9 3 (0.70%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.23%) French Language
10 1 (0.23%) German Language
10 1 (0.23%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.81%) .NET
2 8 (1.87%) Web Services
3 7 (1.64%) Middleware
4 4 (0.94%) J2EE
5 3 (0.70%) RESTful
6 2 (0.47%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.47%) HTML
6 2 (0.47%) JSON
6 2 (0.47%) JSON-LD
6 2 (0.47%) OAuth2
6 2 (0.47%) Spring
6 2 (0.47%) WAP
6 2 (0.47%) XML
7 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.23%) CSS
7 1 (0.23%) ELK Stack
7 1 (0.23%) MAPI
7 1 (0.23%) React
7 1 (0.23%) SAML
7 1 (0.23%) Unity (Game Engine)
Miscellaneous
1 61 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 33 (7.73%) Clustering
3 11 (2.58%) Mathematics
4 9 (2.11%) NHS
5 8 (1.87%) Management Information System
6 7 (1.64%) Replication
7 6 (1.41%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.41%) Cryptography
8 5 (1.17%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.17%) Driving Licence
9 4 (0.94%) Blackberry
9 4 (0.94%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.94%) FlexPod
9 4 (0.94%) PKI
10 3 (0.70%) Digital Media
10 3 (0.70%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.47%) DataPower
11 2 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.47%) Grid Computing
11 2 (0.47%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 328 (76.81%) Windows
2 282 (66.04%) Windows Server
3 153 (35.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 134 (31.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 107 (25.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 65 (15.22%) Linux
7 34 (7.96%) Unix
8 29 (6.79%) Windows 7
9 25 (5.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (3.51%) AIX
11 11 (2.58%) Solaris
12 8 (1.87%) Windows Phone
13 6 (1.41%) Windows 8
14 5 (1.17%) CentOS
14 5 (1.17%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (1.17%) SUSE
14 5 (1.17%) Windows XP
15 4 (0.94%) Android
15 4 (0.94%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 4 (0.94%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (20.14%) ITIL
2 63 (14.75%) Migration
3 27 (6.32%) Project Management
4 23 (5.39%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (5.15%) High Availability
6 19 (4.45%) Server Building
7 16 (3.75%) Service Delivery
8 15 (3.51%) Change Control
9 14 (3.28%) Configuration Management
9 14 (3.28%) Load Balancing
9 14 (3.28%) Server Virtualisation
10 13 (3.04%) Capacity Management
10 13 (3.04%) DevOps
10 13 (3.04%) Problem Management
11 12 (2.81%) Logistics
11 12 (2.81%) Software Deployment
12 11 (2.58%) PRINCE2
13 10 (2.34%) Agile Software Development
13 10 (2.34%) CRM
13 10 (2.34%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 80 (18.74%) PowerShell
2 65 (15.22%) SQL
3 19 (4.45%) VBScript
4 14 (3.28%) C
4 14 (3.28%) Perl
5 11 (2.58%) Java
6 10 (2.34%) C#
7 9 (2.11%) Bash Shell
8 7 (1.64%) PHP
8 7 (1.64%) VB
9 6 (1.41%) JavaScript
10 5 (1.17%) Korn
10 5 (1.17%) Python
10 5 (1.17%) Ruby
11 3 (0.70%) C++
12 2 (0.47%) Jython
13 1 (0.23%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.23%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 62 (14.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (10.54%) MCSE
3 36 (8.43%) Security Cleared
4 26 (6.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (4.68%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (4.68%) SC Cleared
6 16 (3.75%) MCSA
7 15 (3.51%) CCNA
8 10 (2.34%) Degree
9 9 (2.11%) MCITP
10 7 (1.64%) DV Cleared
10 7 (1.64%) MCTS
11 6 (1.41%) RHCE
12 4 (0.94%) MCDST
13 3 (0.70%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (0.47%) CCNP
14 2 (0.47%) LPIC
15 1 (0.23%) CCA
15 1 (0.23%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.75%) SLA
2 4 (0.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.94%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.47%) QA
4 1 (0.23%) BS7799
4 1 (0.23%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.23%) JSP 440
4 1 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 217 (50.82%) Active Directory
2 117 (27.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (12.88%) Hyper-V
4 49 (11.48%) XenApp
5 42 (9.84%) vSphere
6 34 (7.96%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (6.79%) VMware ESX
8 15 (3.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 13 (3.04%) Virtual Servers
10 12 (2.81%) Firmware
10 12 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
11 11 (2.58%) XenDesktop
12 9 (2.11%) UAG
13 7 (1.64%) VMware Server
14 6 (1.41%) KVM
14 6 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (1.17%) XenServer
16 4 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
16 4 (0.94%) vCloud
17 3 (0.70%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 56 (13.11%) SCCM
2 43 (10.07%) SCOM
3 28 (6.56%) Backup Exec
4 17 (3.98%) NetBackup
5 16 (3.75%) WSUS
6 15 (3.51%) Puppet
7 8 (1.87%) IBM BigFix
7 8 (1.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 8 (1.87%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
8 7 (1.64%) Ansible
8 7 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
9 6 (1.41%) EMC NetWorker
9 6 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
9 6 (1.41%) SCVMM
10 5 (1.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 5 (1.17%) SolarWinds Orion
11 4 (0.94%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.94%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
12 3 (0.70%) HP SIM
12 3 (0.70%) Simpana
Vendors
1 214 (50.12%) VMware
2 167 (39.11%) Microsoft
3 98 (22.95%) Citrix
4 78 (18.27%) HP
5 48 (11.24%) Cisco
6 39 (9.13%) IBM
7 37 (8.67%) NetApp
8 29 (6.79%) EMC
9 26 (6.09%) Oracle
10 25 (5.85%) Red Hat
11 23 (5.39%) Symantec
12 18 (4.22%) Dell
13 14 (3.28%) Intel Security
14 11 (2.58%) CommVault
14 11 (2.58%) SolarWinds
15 9 (2.11%) Juniper
16 8 (1.87%) Veeam
17 7 (1.64%) Mitel
18 5 (1.17%) 3PAR
18 5 (1.17%) SAP
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