The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 September 2014 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support Engineer
Rank 590 552 563
Rank change year-on-year
-38 +11
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support Engineer 24 26 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.049% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.046% 0.053% 0.074%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 16 22
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£280 £238 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.89% -13.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £153 £182
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £323 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £251 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.48% -8.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 4
Average hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+45.45% -44.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £16.50 £24.50
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -32.65%

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
52507 48877 54297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.85% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32079 29293 30388
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2048 2078 2690
Average hourly rate £16.61 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.30% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 -19 24 £280 +24.44% 16
South East -10 8 £300 +66.66% 8
London +18 6 £420 +121.05% 2
Berkshire +9 4 £450 +150.00% 1
East of England -23 4 £205 -4.65% 1
Cambridgeshire +9 3 - - 1
Surrey -1 3 £260 -22.96% 4
Reading - 3 £450 -
Somerset -8 2 £260 -2.80%
South West -25 2 £260 -6.72% 1
City of London - 2 £420 -
East Midlands +2 1 £175 -19.54% 1
Yorkshire 0 1 - -
North West -1 1 - - 3
West Yorkshire -7 1 - -
Manchester -11 1 - - 2
Hampshire -13 1 - - 3
West Midlands -13 1 £425 +68.31%
Hertfordshire - 1 £205 -
Portsmouth - 1 - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
North East - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 1
Nottinghamshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -

Server Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 37 (75.51%) Windows
2 26 (53.06%) Active Directory
3 21 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (40.82%) VMware
5 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
6 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 14 (28.57%) SQL
7 12 (24.49%) DHCP
7 12 (24.49%) DNS
7 12 (24.49%) Cisco
7 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 11 (22.45%) Citrix
9 10 (20.41%) HP
9 10 (20.41%) SCCM
10 9 (18.37%) Windows 7
10 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (18.37%) Firewall
11 8 (16.33%) Dell
12 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (14.29%) EMC
12 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
12 7 (14.29%) SAN
13 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (12.24%) MCSE
13 6 (12.24%) Finance
14 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2007
14 5 (10.20%) Linux
14 5 (10.20%) ITIL

Server Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 14 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (10.20%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (8.16%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (4.08%) IIS
6 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (2.04%) IBM Notes
7 1 (2.04%) Apache
7 1 (2.04%) Tomcat
7 1 (2.04%) SAS
7 1 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (10.20%) MS Office
2 4 (8.16%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.04%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (24.49%) DHCP
1 12 (24.49%) DNS
2 9 (18.37%) Firewall
3 7 (14.29%) SAN
3 7 (14.29%) TCP/IP
4 4 (8.16%) LAN
4 4 (8.16%) WAN
5 2 (4.08%) VLAN
6 1 (2.04%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.04%) NAS
6 1 (2.04%) Internet
6 1 (2.04%) LDAP
6 1 (2.04%) HTTP
6 1 (2.04%) VPN
6 1 (2.04%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server
1 4 (8.16%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.08%) MySQL
3 2 (4.08%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.04%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.04%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (2.04%) Big Data
4 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.04%) QlikView
4 1 (2.04%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.04%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (4.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.04%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (12.24%) Finance
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
2 2 (4.08%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.08%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Retail
3 1 (2.04%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (8.16%) .NET
2 2 (4.08%) .NET Framework
3 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Clustering
2 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.04%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.04%) Replication
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.04%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.04%) Open Source
3 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 37 (75.51%) Windows
2 21 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (24.49%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (18.37%) Windows 7
6 5 (10.20%) Linux
7 4 (8.16%) UNIX
7 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
8 3 (6.12%) Windows XP
9 2 (4.08%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (4.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.04%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.20%) ITIL
2 4 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.12%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.12%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (4.08%) Software Deployment
4 2 (4.08%) CMMI
4 2 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (4.08%) Kanban
4 2 (4.08%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (4.08%) Migration
4 2 (4.08%) Scrum
4 2 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (4.08%) Data Management
5 1 (2.04%) Content Management
5 1 (2.04%) Network Design
5 1 (2.04%) ITSM
5 1 (2.04%) Service Management
5 1 (2.04%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.04%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (28.57%) SQL
2 3 (6.12%) Perl
3 2 (4.08%) C
3 2 (4.08%) C#
3 2 (4.08%) VB
3 2 (4.08%) VB.NET
3 2 (4.08%) Korn
3 2 (4.08%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.08%) Bourne shell
4 1 (2.04%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.04%) C++
4 1 (2.04%) Java
4 1 (2.04%) PHP
4 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.04%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (18.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (12.24%) MCSE
3 5 (10.20%) MCP
3 5 (10.20%) CCNA
3 5 (10.20%) Security Cleared
4 4 (8.16%) SC Cleared
5 3 (6.12%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (6.12%) CCNP
6 2 (4.08%) CCA
6 2 (4.08%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (4.08%) MCITP
7 1 (2.04%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (2.04%) MCSA
7 1 (2.04%) MCDBA
7 1 (2.04%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (53.06%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.16%) Hyper-V
3 4 (8.16%) vSphere
4 3 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.08%) NFS
5 2 (4.08%) XenApp
5 2 (4.08%) XenServer
5 2 (4.08%) ISA Server
6 1 (2.04%) NLBS
6 1 (2.04%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (2.04%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.04%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.04%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 10 (20.41%) SCCM
2 3 (6.12%) NetBackup
3 2 (4.08%) WSUS
3 2 (4.08%) SCOM
3 2 (4.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 20 (40.82%) VMware
2 15 (30.61%) Microsoft
3 12 (24.49%) Cisco
4 11 (22.45%) Citrix
5 10 (20.41%) HP
6 8 (16.33%) Dell
7 7 (14.29%) EMC
8 3 (6.12%) Veritas
8 3 (6.12%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.08%) Altiris
9 2 (4.08%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.08%) Isilon
9 2 (4.08%) Oracle
10 1 (2.04%) ServiceNow
10 1 (2.04%) Becrypt
10 1 (2.04%) WatchGuard
10 1 (2.04%) Veeam
10 1 (2.04%) Google
10 1 (2.04%) Lotus
10 1 (2.04%) CheckPoint
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