The first table below looks at the demand for the Server Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support Engineer
Rank 556 507 553
Rank change year-on-year
-49 +46
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support Engineer 31 37 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.078% 0.058%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.084% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 18 18
Average daily rate £264 £315 £240
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.26% +31.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £172 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £353 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £300 £240
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 12 4
Average hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £18.60
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.00% +34.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £19.28 £15.61
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £30.00 £30.63
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £25.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year
-34.00% +49.25%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

Server Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Server Support Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Server Support Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Server Support Engineer within the UK.

Server Support Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Server Support Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Server Support Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Server Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Server Support Engineer within the UK.

Server Support Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Server Support Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

Server Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Server Support 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 Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -92 30 £264 -12.08% 7
South East -6 18 £250 +2.04% 2
Berkshire +2 11 £250 - 1
Reading 0 4 £250 - 1
London -23 4 £350 - 1
Hampshire +2 3 £290 -3.33%
East of England -24 3 £225 +20.00%
Bracknell - 3 - -
North West -15 2 £263 -
Oxfordshire -2 1 - -
Manchester -13 1 - -
City of London -15 1 £500 +42.85%
West Midlands -16 1 £400 -
South West -24 1 - - 1
Scotland - 1 - -
North East - 1 £375 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - - 1
Essex - 1 - -
Huntingdon - 1 - -
Colchester - 1 - -
Coventry - 1 £400 -
Dundee - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Epsom - - - -
Gateshead - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Cheadle - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Server Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Server Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title.

1 51 (91.07%) Windows
2 36 (64.29%) Active Directory
3 32 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 28 (50.00%) VMware
5 25 (44.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (33.93%) MS Exchange
6 19 (33.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (30.36%) SQL
8 12 (21.43%) HP
8 12 (21.43%) vSphere
8 12 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
9 10 (17.86%) Citrix
10 9 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (14.29%) Clustering
11 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
11 8 (14.29%) SAN
11 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
11 8 (14.29%) DNS
11 8 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
12 7 (12.50%) DHCP
12 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
12 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
13 6 (10.71%) SLA
13 6 (10.71%) IIS
13 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
13 6 (10.71%) Migration
14 5 (8.93%) Hyper-V
14 5 (8.93%) SCCM

Server Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Server Support 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 Support Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (33.93%) MS Exchange
2 12 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (16.07%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (10.71%) IIS
6 4 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (3.57%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.79%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.79%) WorkSite
8 1 (1.79%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.79%) Apache
8 1 (1.79%) SAS
8 1 (1.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.93%) MS Office
3 1 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (14.29%) SAN
1 8 (14.29%) TCP/IP
1 8 (14.29%) DNS
2 7 (12.50%) DHCP
3 5 (8.93%) LDAP
4 4 (7.14%) NAS
5 3 (5.36%) Broadband
5 3 (5.36%) LAN
5 3 (5.36%) WAN
6 2 (3.57%) Internet
7 1 (1.79%) Network Security
7 1 (1.79%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.79%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.79%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (3.57%) MySQL
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.57%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.79%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.79%) RDBMS
General
1 5 (8.93%) Finance
2 2 (3.57%) Local Government
3 1 (1.79%) Military
3 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.79%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.57%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.29%) Clustering
2 3 (5.36%) Fat Client
2 3 (5.36%) Thin Client
3 2 (3.57%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.57%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.79%) Statistics
4 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.79%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 51 (91.07%) Windows
2 32 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (44.64%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (33.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.14%) Linux
5 4 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.36%) Windows 8
6 3 (5.36%) Solaris
6 3 (5.36%) Windows XP
7 2 (3.57%) UNIX
7 2 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.79%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.79%) SUSE
8 1 (1.79%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.79%) NetWare
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.71%) Migration
2 5 (8.93%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (8.93%) Capacity Management
2 5 (8.93%) Problem Management
2 5 (8.93%) Incident Management
3 3 (5.36%) Performance Tuning
3 3 (5.36%) ITIL
4 2 (3.57%) Service Management
4 2 (3.57%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (1.79%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.79%) Database Security
5 1 (1.79%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (1.79%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (1.79%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (1.79%) Network Design
5 1 (1.79%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.79%) Change Management
5 1 (1.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (1.79%) Data Security
5 1 (1.79%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) SQL
2 2 (3.57%) C
2 2 (3.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.93%) MCSE
3 4 (7.14%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.57%) MCDBA
6 1 (1.79%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.79%) MCITP
6 1 (1.79%) Degree
6 1 (1.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.79%) MCP
6 1 (1.79%) MCSA
6 1 (1.79%) CCA
6 1 (1.79%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.79%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 36 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 17 (30.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (21.43%) vSphere
4 5 (8.93%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.93%) NLBS
5 4 (7.14%) XenApp
6 3 (5.36%) XenDesktop
7 2 (3.57%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.57%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (3.57%) VMware Server
7 2 (3.57%) XenServer
8 1 (1.79%) KVM
8 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.79%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.79%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (1.79%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (14.29%) HP Data Protector
2 5 (8.93%) SCCM
3 2 (3.57%) SCOM
4 1 (1.79%) WSUS
4 1 (1.79%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.79%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.79%) ARCserve
4 1 (1.79%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 28 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 28 (50.00%) VMware
2 12 (21.43%) HP
3 10 (17.86%) Citrix
4 5 (8.93%) Oracle
4 5 (8.93%) McAfee
5 3 (5.36%) Cisco
5 3 (5.36%) Dell
6 2 (3.57%) EMC
6 2 (3.57%) IBM
6 2 (3.57%) NetApp
6 2 (3.57%) SAP
6 2 (3.57%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.79%) Veeam
7 1 (1.79%) Acronis
7 1 (1.79%) F5
7 1 (1.79%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.79%) WatchGuard
7 1 (1.79%) SonicWALL
7 1 (1.79%) AppSense
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