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 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Engineer
Rank 417 433 398
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -35
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 211 181 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.37% 0.33% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.40% 0.36% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 122 102 96
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£300 £290 £291
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% -0.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £200 £178
10% offered a daily rate of more than £408 £375 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £281 £260 £278
% change year-on-year
+7.88% -6.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 11 17
Average hourly rate £22.83 £22.50 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.46% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.17 £19.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.90 £189.00 £33.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.83 £24.00 £24.13
% change year-on-year
-4.87% -0.51%

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
52581 50525 47327
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.45% 92.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 33383 30630 27733
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1941 1999 2141
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.56 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.65% -5.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year
- -2.94%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
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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 +4 196 £308 +6.49% 24
London +12 75 £338 +3.84% 7
South East +10 46 £320 +13.27% 4
City of London -6 17 £350 -13.58% 2
South West -8 17 £195 -8.23% 2
West Midlands +8 15 £300 -9.77% 3
Surrey +8 14 £275 -8.33% 2
East of England -7 13 £288 +35.29% 2
Hampshire 0 11 £425 -
Guildford - 11 £275 -
Devon +7 10 £375 +66.66% 1
North West -28 10 £248 -10.00% 4
Scotland -9 9 £278 -20.64%
Birmingham +7 8 £300 -22.58% 2
Manchester -3 7 £248 +1.02% 2
Havant - 7 £425 -
Bedfordshire +15 6 £339 +20.98%
Yorkshire -23 6 £225 -18.91%
North East -25 6 £251 -16.50%
Cambridgeshire +1 5 £288 +55.40% 1
West Sussex -3 5 £260 +4.00%
Edinburgh -6 5 £275 -
Barnstaple - 5 - -
Glasgow +8 4 £281 -
Exeter +3 4 - - 1
East Midlands -3 4 - - 2
East Sussex -3 4 £331 -
Wales -5 4 £265 -29.33%
Cambridge -6 4 £294 +43.29% 1
Oxfordshire -21 4 £450 +41.17%

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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.

1 390 (83.87%) Windows
2 277 (59.57%) VMware
3 266 (57.20%) Active Directory
4 224 (48.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 179 (38.49%) Windows Server 2012
6 178 (38.28%) Microsoft
7 167 (35.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 135 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
9 109 (23.44%) MS Exchange
10 100 (21.51%) SAN
11 95 (20.43%) DNS
12 83 (17.85%) Migration
13 80 (17.20%) HP
14 78 (16.77%) Microsoft Certification
15 75 (16.13%) DHCP
16 73 (15.70%) SQL Server
17 70 (15.05%) Citrix
18 66 (14.19%) SQL
19 63 (13.55%) MCSE
20 62 (13.33%) Hyper-V
21 60 (12.90%) ITIL
22 58 (12.47%) vSphere
23 55 (11.83%) Finance
23 55 (11.83%) Cisco
24 50 (10.75%) NetApp
25 48 (10.32%) SCCM
26 47 (10.11%) Linux
27 46 (9.89%) PowerShell
27 46 (9.89%) Data Centre
28 45 (9.68%) Clustering

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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
1 109 (23.44%) MS Exchange
2 40 (8.60%) IIS
2 40 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (5.16%) Lync
3 24 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2003
3 24 (5.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 21 (4.52%) SharePoint
5 10 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 8 (1.72%) Apache
7 4 (0.86%) WebLogic Portal
7 4 (0.86%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (0.86%) WebLogic
7 4 (0.86%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.86%) WebSphere Portal
7 4 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.65%) MediaWiki
8 3 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.43%) Node.js
9 2 (0.43%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 36 (7.74%) MS Excel
2 12 (2.58%) MS Office
3 2 (0.43%) MS Project
4 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 31 (6.67%) Office 365
2 27 (5.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (1.08%) Yammer
4 3 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.22%) SaaS
5 1 (0.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (21.51%) SAN
2 95 (20.43%) DNS
3 75 (16.13%) DHCP
4 43 (9.25%) Firewall
5 28 (6.02%) TCP/IP
6 25 (5.38%) WAN
7 24 (5.16%) LAN
8 16 (3.44%) NAS
9 15 (3.23%) LDAP
10 12 (2.58%) iSCSI
11 10 (2.15%) VLAN
12 9 (1.94%) Network Security
13 8 (1.72%) Internet
13 8 (1.72%) VPN
14 6 (1.29%) DMZ
14 6 (1.29%) Intranet
14 6 (1.29%) Fibre Channel
15 5 (1.08%) SMTP
16 4 (0.86%) NetScaler
16 4 (0.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (15.70%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.08%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (0.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (0.86%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.65%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (0.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Database 11g
6 3 (0.65%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (0.43%) DTS
7 2 (0.43%) MySQL
7 2 (0.43%) EDRMS
7 2 (0.43%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.22%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.22%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.22%) DB2
8 1 (0.22%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.43%) Oracle Forms
1 2 (0.43%) Mocha
1 2 (0.43%) Sinon.JS
2 1 (0.22%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.22%) ClearCase
2 1 (0.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 55 (11.83%) Finance
2 24 (5.16%) Banking
3 7 (1.51%) Investment Banking
4 5 (1.08%) Law
5 3 (0.65%) Financial Institution
5 3 (0.65%) Back Office
5 3 (0.65%) Retail
5 3 (0.65%) French Language
6 2 (0.43%) German Language
6 2 (0.43%) Legal
6 2 (0.43%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.22%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.22%) Publishing
7 1 (0.22%) Electronics
7 1 (0.22%) Automotive
7 1 (0.22%) Local Government
7 1 (0.22%) Marketing
7 1 (0.22%) Dutch Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (1.94%) Web Services
2 8 (1.72%) .NET
2 8 (1.72%) Application Packaging
3 4 (0.86%) J2EE
3 4 (0.86%) HTML
4 2 (0.43%) RESTful
4 2 (0.43%) HTML5
4 2 (0.43%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.22%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.22%) Oracle Fusion
5 1 (0.22%) WSH
5 1 (0.22%) Middleware
5 1 (0.22%) X-Windows
5 1 (0.22%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 46 (9.89%) Data Centre
2 45 (9.68%) Clustering
3 19 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.01%) PKI
4 14 (3.01%) NHS
5 12 (2.58%) EqualLogic
6 6 (1.29%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.08%) Private Cloud
7 5 (1.08%) EMC VNX
8 4 (0.86%) Client/Server
8 4 (0.86%) Replication
8 4 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.43%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.43%) CMDB
9 2 (0.43%) Social Network
9 2 (0.43%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.43%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.43%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.22%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 390 (83.87%) Windows
2 224 (48.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 179 (38.49%) Windows Server 2012
4 167 (35.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (10.11%) Linux
6 39 (8.39%) Windows 7
7 17 (3.66%) UNIX
8 16 (3.44%) Windows XP
9 11 (2.37%) Windows 2000
9 11 (2.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 8 (1.72%) Windows 8
10 8 (1.72%) SUSE
11 7 (1.51%) NetWare
11 7 (1.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (1.29%) Solaris
13 5 (1.08%) CentOS
14 4 (0.86%) AIX
15 3 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.43%) Android
16 2 (0.43%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (17.85%) Migration
2 60 (12.90%) ITIL
3 37 (7.96%) Server Building
4 15 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
5 13 (2.80%) Patch Management
6 11 (2.37%) Project Management
6 11 (2.37%) Change Management
7 10 (2.15%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (2.15%) Service Delivery
7 10 (2.15%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (1.94%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (1.72%) Performance Tuning
9 8 (1.72%) Validation
10 7 (1.51%) Change Control
11 6 (1.29%) Service Management
11 6 (1.29%) Data Modelling
11 6 (1.29%) Incident Management
11 6 (1.29%) Problem Management
12 5 (1.08%) Agile Software Development
12 5 (1.08%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 66 (14.19%) SQL
2 46 (9.89%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.29%) T-SQL
3 6 (1.29%) JavaScript
3 6 (1.29%) Perl
4 5 (1.08%) C
5 4 (0.86%) C#
5 4 (0.86%) Java
5 4 (0.86%) Shell Script
5 4 (0.86%) Jython
6 3 (0.65%) Korn
7 2 (0.43%) Python
7 2 (0.43%) VBScript
7 2 (0.43%) VB
8 1 (0.22%) VB.NET
8 1 (0.22%) C++
Qualifications
1 78 (16.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (13.55%) MCSE
3 35 (7.53%) Security Cleared
4 34 (7.31%) MCITP
5 26 (5.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 23 (4.95%) SC Cleared
7 15 (3.23%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (3.01%) CCNA
9 12 (2.58%) MCSA
9 12 (2.58%) MCP
9 12 (2.58%) DV Cleared
10 8 (1.72%) Degree
11 4 (0.86%) MCTS
12 3 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.43%) CCA
13 2 (0.43%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.22%) CCDA
14 1 (0.22%) HNC
14 1 (0.22%) CCNP
14 1 (0.22%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (1.94%) SLA
2 2 (0.43%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.22%) QA
System Software
1 266 (57.20%) Active Directory
2 135 (29.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 58 (12.47%) vSphere
5 28 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (5.59%) VMware ESX
7 25 (5.38%) XenApp
8 23 (4.95%) VMware Server
9 10 (2.15%) XenDesktop
10 9 (1.94%) DFS Replication
11 7 (1.51%) ISA Server
12 5 (1.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (1.08%) XenServer
12 5 (1.08%) Postfix
13 3 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.65%) Xen
13 3 (0.65%) NFS
13 3 (0.65%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.65%) Forefront TMG
14 2 (0.43%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 48 (10.32%) SCCM
2 22 (4.73%) SCOM
3 15 (3.23%) WSUS
4 10 (2.15%) HP Data Protector
4 10 (2.15%) ARCserve
5 9 (1.94%) ZENworks
6 6 (1.29%) Tivoli
6 6 (1.29%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.08%) Backup Exec
8 4 (0.86%) SCVMM
8 4 (0.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 3 (0.65%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 3 (0.65%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 3 (0.65%) Nagios
9 3 (0.65%) LiteSpeed
9 3 (0.65%) BladeLogic
9 3 (0.65%) NetBackup
10 2 (0.43%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 2 (0.43%) vMotion
10 2 (0.43%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 277 (59.57%) VMware
2 178 (38.28%) Microsoft
3 80 (17.20%) HP
4 70 (15.05%) Citrix
5 55 (11.83%) Cisco
6 50 (10.75%) NetApp
7 37 (7.96%) Dell
8 36 (7.74%) EMC
9 15 (3.23%) IBM
9 15 (3.23%) Veeam
9 15 (3.23%) Red Hat
10 12 (2.58%) Novell
11 11 (2.37%) Oracle
11 11 (2.37%) SolarWinds
12 10 (2.15%) CommVault
13 9 (1.94%) Symantec
14 6 (1.29%) McAfee
15 5 (1.08%) Intel
16 4 (0.86%) Juniper
16 4 (0.86%) Sophos
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