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 22 July 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
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support Engineer
Rank 546 532 548
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support Engineer 26 34 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.067% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.072% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 23
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£248 £260 £258
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.80% +0.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £165 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £334 £335
UK excluding London average daily rate £235 £260 £258
% change year-on-year
-9.61% +0.97%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 5 5
Average hourly rate £24.00 £23.21 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.40% -22.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £23.21 £34.89
% change year-on-year
+3.40% -33.47%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
49052 47059 53535
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.53% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29837 27513 29708
Average daily rate £399 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 1952 2140 2686
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.25 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -5.55%

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 22 July 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
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 22 July 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
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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 -15 24 £248 -4.80% 6
London +17 4 £420 +60.00%
Yorkshire -2 4 £275 +22.22%
East of England -20 4 £194 - 2
City of London +24 3 £333 +20.90%
West Yorkshire +4 3 - -
North East - 3 £250 -
Scotland -14 2 - - 1
South East -17 2 £268 -10.83% 2
Surrey - 2 £268 -
North West - 2 - - 1
Cambridgeshire - 2 - -
Hertfordshire +2 1 £213 - 2
South Yorkshire +1 1 £275 +10.00%
Sheffield 0 1 £275 +10.00%
West Midlands -10 1 £425 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £325 -
Manchester - 1 - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £325 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Cardiff - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Edinburgh - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Reading - - - - 2
Stevenage - - - -
Wakefield - - - -
Watford - - - -

Server Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (86.44%) Windows
2 39 (66.10%) Active Directory
3 30 (50.85%) VMware
3 30 (50.85%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
5 19 (32.20%) SQL
6 18 (30.51%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (27.12%) MS Exchange
7 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2003
8 15 (25.42%) DNS
9 14 (23.73%) DHCP
9 14 (23.73%) HP
10 13 (22.03%) Cisco
10 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Certification
11 11 (18.64%) SCCM
11 11 (18.64%) Citrix
11 11 (18.64%) SAN
12 10 (16.95%) MCSE
13 9 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2010
13 9 (15.25%) vSphere
13 9 (15.25%) TCP/IP
13 9 (15.25%) Firewall
14 8 (13.56%) Clustering
14 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
14 8 (13.56%) Windows 7
15 7 (11.86%) Hyper-V
15 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
15 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
15 7 (11.86%) Dell

Server Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 16 (27.12%) MS Exchange
2 9 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (10.17%) IIS
4 4 (6.78%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (5.08%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (3.39%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (3.39%) Apache
7 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.69%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.69%) SAS
7 1 (1.69%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (13.56%) MS Excel
2 5 (8.47%) MS Office
3 1 (1.69%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.69%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (25.42%) DNS
2 14 (23.73%) DHCP
3 11 (18.64%) SAN
4 9 (15.25%) TCP/IP
4 9 (15.25%) Firewall
5 5 (8.47%) LAN
5 5 (8.47%) WAN
6 4 (6.78%) NAS
6 4 (6.78%) LDAP
7 2 (3.39%) VLAN
8 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.69%) HTTP
8 1 (1.69%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.86%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (8.47%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (5.08%) MySQL
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle Database
5 2 (3.39%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.69%) QlikView
6 1 (1.69%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (1.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (8.47%) Finance
2 2 (3.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.69%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Banking
3 1 (1.69%) Retail
3 1 (1.69%) Local Government
3 1 (1.69%) Military
3 1 (1.69%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.69%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.56%) Clustering
2 2 (3.39%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.39%) Thin Client
2 2 (3.39%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.69%) Statistics
3 1 (1.69%) Replication
3 1 (1.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.69%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 51 (86.44%) Windows
2 30 (50.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (13.56%) Windows 7
5 5 (8.47%) Linux
6 4 (6.78%) Windows 8
7 3 (5.08%) UNIX
8 2 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.39%) Solaris
8 2 (3.39%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.69%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.69%) SUSE
9 1 (1.69%) NetWare
9 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.69%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.69%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.17%) ITIL
2 5 (8.47%) Problem Management
2 5 (8.47%) Incident Management
2 5 (8.47%) Continuous Improvement
2 5 (8.47%) Capacity Management
3 4 (6.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.08%) Service Management
4 3 (5.08%) Migration
4 3 (5.08%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.39%) Software Deployment
5 2 (3.39%) Data Management
6 1 (1.69%) Content Management
6 1 (1.69%) Network Design
6 1 (1.69%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (1.69%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.69%) ITSM
6 1 (1.69%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.69%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.69%) Database Security
6 1 (1.69%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (32.20%) SQL
2 3 (5.08%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.39%) C
4 1 (1.69%) VBScript
4 1 (1.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (22.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (16.95%) MCSE
3 7 (11.86%) Security Cleared
4 6 (10.17%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (8.47%) MCP
5 5 (8.47%) CCNA
5 5 (8.47%) SC Cleared
6 3 (5.08%) MCDBA
6 3 (5.08%) CCNP
7 2 (3.39%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.39%) CCA
7 2 (3.39%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.69%) MCITP
8 1 (1.69%) MCT
8 1 (1.69%) MCSA
8 1 (1.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.17%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (66.10%) Active Directory
2 18 (30.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (15.25%) vSphere
4 7 (11.86%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.47%) NLBS
5 5 (8.47%) XenApp
6 4 (6.78%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.08%) XenServer
7 3 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (3.39%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.69%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.69%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 1 (1.69%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 11 (18.64%) SCCM
2 3 (5.08%) SCOM
2 3 (5.08%) HP Data Protector
3 2 (3.39%) WSUS
4 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 30 (50.85%) VMware
2 24 (40.68%) Microsoft
3 14 (23.73%) HP
4 13 (22.03%) Cisco
5 11 (18.64%) Citrix
6 7 (11.86%) Dell
7 6 (10.17%) EMC
8 3 (5.08%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.39%) IBM
9 2 (3.39%) Compaq
9 2 (3.39%) NetApp
9 2 (3.39%) Oracle
9 2 (3.39%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.69%) Google
10 1 (1.69%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.69%) Veritas
10 1 (1.69%) Lotus
10 1 (1.69%) Mercator
10 1 (1.69%) NetIQ
10 1 (1.69%) McAfee
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