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 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Engineer
UK
Rank 468 430 353
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -77
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 126 203 289
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.28% 0.39% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.41% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 130 181
Median daily rate £325 £300 £293
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £176 £180 £177
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £418 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £255 £275
% change year-on-year
+25.49% -7.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 19 27
Median hourly rate £21.50 £26.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.86% +32.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.70 £19.60 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.00 £45.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.25 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.81% +32.50%

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
42966 49399 48939
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 94.99% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28025 31812 30247
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 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1562 1656 1895
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.17 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £50.00 £40.60
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-2.77% +7.46%

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 22 February 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
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 22 February 2017.

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 22 February 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 -26 117 £330 +10.00% 24
South East +11 42 £325 +42.85% 10
London -9 41 £375 +10.29% 4
Hampshire +19 14 £330 +10.00%
City of London +5 11 £395 +23.92%
Berkshire +14 8 £308 +23.00% 2
East Midlands +4 8 £315 +27.27%
Kent +12 7 £325 +80.55%
Surrey -5 7 £230 +2.22%
Hook - 6 £335 -
North West +6 5 £175 -41.66% 1
East of England -8 5 £338 +87.50% 5
West Midlands - 5 £256 -
Yorkshire +13 4 £363 +133.87% 1
Northamptonshire -2 4 £320 +48.83%
Northampton - 4 £320 -
Leeds - 4 £363 -
Birmingham - 4 £256 -
West Yorkshire - 4 £363 - 1
Scotland +25 3 £310 +12.72%
Cardiff +20 3 £170 -43.33% 1
South Wales +18 3 £170 -43.33% 1
Wales +10 3 £170 -43.33% 1
Manchester +7 3 £175 -22.22%
Bracknell +4 3 £195 -17.89%
Camberley -3 3 £325 -
North East -11 3 £500 +69.49%
Oxford - 3 - - 1
Hertfordshire - 3 £375 - 1
Oxfordshire - 3 - - 3

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 221 (79.78%) Windows
2 178 (64.26%) Windows Server
3 153 (55.23%) Active Directory
4 128 (46.21%) VMware
5 105 (37.91%) Windows Server 2012
6 92 (33.21%) Microsoft
7 87 (31.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 75 (27.08%) DNS
9 58 (20.94%) Windows Server 2003
10 50 (18.05%) Security Cleared
11 47 (16.97%) PowerShell
12 46 (16.61%) MS Exchange
13 43 (15.52%) DHCP
13 43 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
14 42 (15.16%) SC Cleared
15 39 (14.08%) Citrix
15 39 (14.08%) Linux
16 38 (13.72%) ITIL
16 38 (13.72%) HP
17 37 (13.36%) SAN
17 37 (13.36%) SQL Server
17 37 (13.36%) Migration
17 37 (13.36%) SCCM
18 35 (12.64%) Firewall
19 34 (12.27%) Hyper-V
20 33 (11.91%) Cisco
21 32 (11.55%) vSphere
22 31 (11.19%) SQL
22 31 (11.19%) Microsoft Certification
23 28 (10.11%) Windows 7

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 46 (16.61%) MS Exchange
2 24 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (4.33%) Skype for Business
4 10 (3.61%) IIS
5 8 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (2.53%) SharePoint
6 7 (2.53%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.53%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (1.81%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.08%) Confluence
9 3 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.72%) Apache
11 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.36%) DataSynapse
11 1 (0.36%) IBM Domino
11 1 (0.36%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.36%) JBoss
11 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.36%) Tomcat
Applications
1 25 (9.03%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.36%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 27 (9.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (6.50%) Office 365
3 9 (3.25%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.08%) IaaS
6 2 (0.72%) GitHub
7 1 (0.36%) Sumo Logic
7 1 (0.36%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 75 (27.08%) DNS
2 43 (15.52%) DHCP
3 37 (13.36%) SAN
4 35 (12.64%) Firewall
5 21 (7.58%) Internet
6 19 (6.86%) TCP/IP
7 15 (5.42%) Intranet
7 15 (5.42%) LAN
8 14 (5.05%) WAN
9 12 (4.33%) VoIP
9 12 (4.33%) VPN
10 11 (3.97%) Remote Desktop
11 10 (3.61%) Skype
12 9 (3.25%) VLAN
13 6 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (2.17%) SSL
13 6 (2.17%) Wireless
14 5 (1.81%) LDAP
15 4 (1.44%) MPLS
15 4 (1.44%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (13.36%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.81%) DB2
3 5 (1.81%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (1.44%) Oracle Database
4 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.08%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (0.72%) MS Access
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.72%) WhereScape RED
7 1 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 6 (2.17%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.44%) JIRA
3 3 (1.08%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.08%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.36%) GitLab
4 1 (0.36%) Introscope
4 1 (0.36%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.36%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.36%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.36%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.36%) Subversion
General
1 24 (8.66%) Finance
2 10 (3.61%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.25%) Banking
4 8 (2.89%) Retail
5 4 (1.44%) Law
6 2 (0.72%) Legal
7 1 (0.36%) Advertising
7 1 (0.36%) Back Office
7 1 (0.36%) Publishing
7 1 (0.36%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.61%) Middleware
2 6 (2.17%) XML
3 3 (1.08%) Software Packaging
4 2 (0.72%) WAP
5 1 (0.36%) .NET
5 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.36%) CSS
5 1 (0.36%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.36%) EntireX
5 1 (0.36%) HTML
5 1 (0.36%) JSON
5 1 (0.36%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 22 (7.94%) Data Centre
2 9 (3.25%) Clustering
3 8 (2.89%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.17%) PKI
4 6 (2.17%) Replication
5 5 (1.81%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.44%) Blackberry
6 4 (1.44%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.08%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.08%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.08%) NHS
7 3 (1.08%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.08%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (0.72%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.72%) EPoS
9 1 (0.36%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.36%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.36%) Grid Computing
9 1 (0.36%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 221 (79.78%) Windows
2 178 (64.26%) Windows Server
3 105 (37.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 87 (31.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 58 (20.94%) Windows Server 2003
6 39 (14.08%) Linux
7 28 (10.11%) Windows 7
8 16 (5.78%) Unix
9 9 (3.25%) AIX
9 9 (3.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (2.89%) Windows 10
11 7 (2.53%) Windows XP
12 6 (2.17%) Oracle Linux
12 6 (2.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (1.81%) SUSE
14 4 (1.44%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
15 3 (1.08%) Solaris
15 3 (1.08%) VMS
15 3 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (13.72%) ITIL
2 37 (13.36%) Migration
3 21 (7.58%) Server Building
4 15 (5.42%) Configuration Management
5 12 (4.33%) High Availability
6 11 (3.97%) Problem Management
7 9 (3.25%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (3.25%) Change Control
7 9 (3.25%) Service Management
8 8 (2.89%) Data Protection
9 7 (2.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (2.53%) ITIL V3
10 6 (2.17%) Continuous Delivery
10 6 (2.17%) Incident Management
10 6 (2.17%) ITSM
10 6 (2.17%) Load Balancing
10 6 (2.17%) Software Deployment
10 6 (2.17%) Time Management
11 5 (1.81%) Change Management
11 5 (1.81%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 47 (16.97%) PowerShell
2 31 (11.19%) SQL
3 11 (3.97%) VBScript
4 10 (3.61%) Perl
5 9 (3.25%) Bash Shell
6 7 (2.53%) Korn
7 3 (1.08%) C
7 3 (1.08%) Python
7 3 (1.08%) Shell Script
7 3 (1.08%) VB
8 1 (0.36%) C#
8 1 (0.36%) C++
8 1 (0.36%) Java
8 1 (0.36%) Jython
8 1 (0.36%) PHP
8 1 (0.36%) VB6
8 1 (0.36%) VBA
8 1 (0.36%) VC++
Qualifications
1 50 (18.05%) Security Cleared
2 42 (15.16%) SC Cleared
3 31 (11.19%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (5.78%) MCSE
5 14 (5.05%) MCSA
6 12 (4.33%) MCITP
7 11 (3.97%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (3.25%) CCNA
9 7 (2.53%) MCP
10 6 (2.17%) Degree
11 4 (1.44%) MCTS
12 3 (1.08%) DV Cleared
13 2 (0.72%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.72%) CEH
13 2 (0.72%) DBS Check
13 2 (0.72%) HND
13 2 (0.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.72%) MCSD
13 2 (0.72%) RHCT
14 1 (0.36%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.17%) SLA
2 5 (1.81%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 153 (55.23%) Active Directory
2 43 (15.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (12.27%) Hyper-V
4 32 (11.55%) vSphere
5 24 (8.66%) VMware ESXi
6 20 (7.22%) VMware ESX
7 14 (5.05%) XenApp
8 12 (4.33%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (2.17%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.81%) Firmware
10 5 (1.81%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.44%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.08%) vCloud
13 2 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
14 1 (0.36%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.36%) iptables
14 1 (0.36%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.36%) NFS
14 1 (0.36%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 37 (13.36%) SCCM
2 10 (3.61%) SCOM
2 10 (3.61%) WSUS
3 9 (3.25%) Ansible
3 9 (3.25%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (3.25%) Puppet
4 6 (2.17%) Failover Clustering
5 5 (1.81%) Nessus
5 5 (1.81%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.44%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.08%) Dollar Universe
7 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (1.08%) vRealize
8 2 (0.72%) BladeLogic
8 2 (0.72%) Netcool
8 2 (0.72%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 128 (46.21%) VMware
2 92 (33.21%) Microsoft
3 39 (14.08%) Citrix
4 38 (13.72%) HP
5 33 (11.91%) Cisco
6 18 (6.50%) NetApp
7 16 (5.78%) Dell
8 14 (5.05%) IBM
8 14 (5.05%) Intel Security
8 14 (5.05%) Oracle
9 13 (4.69%) Red Hat
10 12 (4.33%) EMC
11 11 (3.97%) BMC
11 11 (3.97%) Symantec
12 6 (2.17%) Sophos
12 6 (2.17%) ThinPrint
13 5 (1.81%) CheckPoint
13 5 (1.81%) LANDesk
13 5 (1.81%) SolarWinds
14 4 (1.44%) TIBCO
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