The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Server Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Engineer
Rank 480 378 398
Rank change year-on-year
-102 +20
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 139 231 187
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.27% 0.46% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.48% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 138 101
Average daily rate £278 £278 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £173 £175 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £436 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £275 £280
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -1.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 21 15
Average hourly rate £27.50 £21.00 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.95% +1.20%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £16.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.60 £24.08 £31.53
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.03 £21.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
+38.22% +1.20%

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Server Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 5 February 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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -84 124 £275 - 30
London -29 47 £325 -7.14% 13
South East -20 33 £233 -18.42% 7
Surrey +12 18 £225 -44.09% 2
North West -11 16 £235 -35.21% 2
Berkshire -12 13 £300 -25.00%
East of England -6 10 £170 -38.18% 2
South West -4 9 £255 +22.89% 1
Scotland -9 9 £275 -21.42% 2
Manchester -15 9 £190 -49.33%
Wiltshire +5 8 £255 -20.00%
Reading -14 8 £303 +26.04%
Edinburgh -13 7 £283 -19.28% 1
Swindon +3 6 £255 -15.00%
City of London +30 5 £319 -20.31% 3
Guildford +11 5 £225 -21.05%
Redhill - 5 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £325 -
Bedfordshire +10 4 £325 +4.41%
Wokingham -5 4 - -
Yorkshire -20 4 £155 -1.58% 1
Suffolk +4 3 £170 -2.85%
Wales -4 3 £313 +11.60%
East Midlands -6 3 £280 +60.00% 2
South Wales -6 3 £313 -
Norfolk -9 3 £155 -
Cardiff - 3 £313 -
Liverpool - 3 £375 -
Cheshire - 3 £273 - 1
Merseyside - 3 £375 -

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Server Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Server Engineer in their job title.

1 226 (81.59%) Windows
2 181 (65.34%) Windows Server
3 149 (53.79%) Active Directory
4 132 (47.65%) VMware
5 111 (40.07%) Microsoft
6 93 (33.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 93 (33.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 75 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
8 69 (24.91%) Windows Server 2003
9 61 (22.02%) Migration
10 60 (21.66%) ITIL
11 58 (20.94%) SAN
12 56 (20.22%) DNS
13 54 (19.49%) SQL Server
14 51 (18.41%) PowerShell
15 50 (18.05%) SQL
16 47 (16.97%) MS Exchange
16 47 (16.97%) Hyper-V
17 45 (16.25%) Citrix
18 44 (15.88%) DHCP
19 42 (15.16%) HP
19 42 (15.16%) Data Centre
20 41 (14.80%) IIS
21 39 (14.08%) Finance
22 36 (13.00%) MS Excel
23 34 (12.27%) Cisco
24 33 (11.91%) Microsoft Certification
25 31 (11.19%) vSphere
25 31 (11.19%) SCCM
26 26 (9.39%) Server Building

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Server Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Server Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 47 (16.97%) MS Exchange
2 41 (14.80%) IIS
3 16 (5.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (5.42%) SharePoint
5 12 (4.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 11 (3.97%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (3.61%) Lync
8 8 (2.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.08%) Confluence
11 2 (0.72%) SAS
11 2 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.72%) WebSphere
12 1 (0.36%) Node.js
12 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.36%) WebSphere Application Server
12 1 (0.36%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (13.00%) MS Excel
2 13 (4.69%) MS Office
3 6 (2.17%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.72%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 4 (1.44%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 16 (5.78%) Office 365
2 13 (4.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.81%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.08%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.08%) IaaS
4 3 (1.08%) PaaS
5 2 (0.72%) Rackspace Cloud
6 1 (0.36%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.36%) SaaS
6 1 (0.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.36%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 58 (20.94%) SAN
2 56 (20.22%) DNS
3 44 (15.88%) DHCP
4 17 (6.14%) Firewall
5 12 (4.33%) LAN
5 12 (4.33%) TCP/IP
6 10 (3.61%) Internet
6 10 (3.61%) WAN
7 8 (2.89%) VPN
8 7 (2.53%) DMZ
9 6 (2.17%) Intranet
9 6 (2.17%) IP Telephony
9 6 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (1.81%) LDAP
11 4 (1.44%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (1.44%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (1.44%) NetScaler
11 4 (1.44%) VLAN
11 4 (1.44%) Wireless
12 3 (1.08%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (19.49%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (4.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 6 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.44%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.72%) Power BI
7 2 (0.72%) QlikView
7 2 (0.72%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.36%) MySQL
8 1 (0.36%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (1.08%) JIRA
2 2 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.36%) Mocha
3 1 (0.36%) MSI
3 1 (0.36%) PVCS
3 1 (0.36%) Sinon.JS
3 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.36%) WiX
General
1 39 (14.08%) Finance
2 21 (7.58%) Banking
3 4 (1.44%) Electronics
3 4 (1.44%) Investment Banking
3 4 (1.44%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.44%) Marketing
3 4 (1.44%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.08%) Local Government
4 3 (1.08%) Retail
5 2 (0.72%) Back Office
5 2 (0.72%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.61%) .NET
2 3 (1.08%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.36%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (0.36%) Entity Framework
3 1 (0.36%) HTML
3 1 (0.36%) Middleware
3 1 (0.36%) RESTful
3 1 (0.36%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.36%) WAP
3 1 (0.36%) WSH
3 1 (0.36%) XML
3 1 (0.36%) XMPP
3 1 (0.36%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.16%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.86%) NHS
3 17 (6.14%) Clustering
4 7 (2.53%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.17%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.81%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.81%) EMC VNX
6 5 (1.81%) Visualisation
7 3 (1.08%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (1.08%) Wiki
8 2 (0.72%) EqualLogic
8 2 (0.72%) HP Storage
8 2 (0.72%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.36%) CMDB
9 1 (0.36%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.36%) PKI
9 1 (0.36%) Social Network
9 1 (0.36%) Spread Betting
9 1 (0.36%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 226 (81.59%) Windows
2 181 (65.34%) Windows Server
3 93 (33.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 93 (33.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 69 (24.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (6.86%) Linux
6 11 (3.97%) Windows 7
7 9 (3.25%) Unix
8 8 (2.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.17%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.81%) Windows XP
11 4 (1.44%) Windows 2000 Server
12 3 (1.08%) Ubuntu
13 2 (0.72%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.72%) CentOS
13 2 (0.72%) Windows 10
13 2 (0.72%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.36%) AIX
14 1 (0.36%) Android
14 1 (0.36%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (22.02%) Migration
2 60 (21.66%) ITIL
3 26 (9.39%) Server Building
4 13 (4.69%) Problem Management
5 12 (4.33%) Release Management
6 11 (3.97%) Capacity Management
6 11 (3.97%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (3.97%) Project Management
7 10 (3.61%) Service Delivery
8 9 (3.25%) PRINCE2
8 9 (3.25%) Service Management
9 8 (2.89%) Change Management
9 8 (2.89%) High Availability
9 8 (2.89%) Kalman Filter
9 8 (2.89%) Logistics
9 8 (2.89%) Quality Management
10 7 (2.53%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (2.17%) Load Balancing
12 5 (1.81%) Disaster Recovery
12 5 (1.81%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 51 (18.41%) PowerShell
2 50 (18.05%) SQL
3 6 (2.17%) C#
4 3 (1.08%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.08%) VB
4 3 (1.08%) VBScript
5 2 (0.72%) C
5 2 (0.72%) PHP
6 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 33 (11.91%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (8.30%) MCSE
3 21 (7.58%) Security Cleared
4 14 (5.05%) SC Cleared
5 13 (4.69%) MCSA
6 7 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (2.17%) MCITP
8 5 (1.81%) Degree
9 4 (1.44%) CCNA
10 3 (1.08%) BC Cleared
10 3 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.08%) CCNP
11 2 (0.72%) APMP
11 2 (0.72%) MCP
11 2 (0.72%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (0.36%) CCA
12 1 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
12 1 (0.36%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (0.72%) Data Quality
1 2 (0.72%) QA
2 1 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 149 (53.79%) Active Directory
2 75 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (16.97%) Hyper-V
4 31 (11.19%) vSphere
5 22 (7.94%) XenApp
6 17 (6.14%) VMware ESX
6 17 (6.14%) VMware Server
7 11 (3.97%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.17%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (2.17%) XenServer
9 4 (1.44%) ISA Server
9 4 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (0.72%) Firmware
11 2 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (0.72%) MetaFrame
11 2 (0.72%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.36%) Brightmail
12 1 (0.36%) IAG
12 1 (0.36%) UAG
Systems Management
1 31 (11.19%) SCCM
2 16 (5.78%) NetBackup
3 15 (5.42%) Backup Exec
4 14 (5.05%) SCOM
4 14 (5.05%) WSUS
5 8 (2.89%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (2.53%) SCOrch
6 7 (2.53%) Tivoli
7 6 (2.17%) Nagios
8 3 (1.08%) AppManager
8 3 (1.08%) EdgeSight
8 3 (1.08%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 2 (0.72%) EMC NetWorker
9 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.72%) SCDPM
9 2 (0.72%) SCSM
9 2 (0.72%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.72%) ThinApp
9 2 (0.72%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 1 (0.36%) WMI
Vendors
1 132 (47.65%) VMware
2 111 (40.07%) Microsoft
3 45 (16.25%) Citrix
4 42 (15.16%) HP
5 34 (12.27%) Cisco
6 14 (5.05%) EMC
7 13 (4.69%) IBM
8 12 (4.33%) Dell
8 12 (4.33%) Symantec
9 10 (3.61%) NetApp
9 10 (3.61%) Red Hat
10 9 (3.25%) McAfee
11 8 (2.89%) LANDesk
12 7 (2.53%) Oracle
13 6 (2.17%) 3PAR
13 6 (2.17%) SolarWinds
14 5 (1.81%) arcserve
14 5 (1.81%) Remedy
15 4 (1.44%) Juniper
15 4 (1.44%) SAP
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