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 3 August 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
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support Engineer
Rank 597 587 546
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support Engineer 31 27 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.049% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.059% 0.053% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 22
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£275 £245 £255
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -3.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £199 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £421 £336
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £224 £255
% change year-on-year
+34.07% -12.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 5
Average hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.21
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.58% +3.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £24.00 £21.28
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.10 £24.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £24.00 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-14.58% +3.40%

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
52643 50594 47358
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.46% 92.45% 92.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 33418 30646 27757
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 1998 2130
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.78 £17.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.34% -5.99%
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 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 3 August 2015.

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 3 August 2015.

Server Support Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Server Support Engineer
Top 22 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 3 August 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 -6 28 £288 +17.34% 5
London -9 9 £260 -38.09% 1
South East -13 8 £300 +12.14%
South West - 7 - - 2
Devon - 6 - - 1
Surrey 0 5 £300 +12.14%
Barnstaple - 5 - -
Guildford - 3 £300 -
Manchester -8 2 £350 -
North West -17 2 £350 - 2
North East -22 2 - -
Tyne and Wear -22 2 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -23 2 - -
Scotland -4 1 £300 -
Edinburgh - 1 £300 -
Bristol - 1 - - 1
Berkshire - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 £325 -
Havant - 1 £325 -
Chessington - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - - 1

Server Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 55 (96.49%) Windows
2 36 (63.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (59.65%) Active Directory
4 31 (54.39%) Microsoft
4 31 (54.39%) VMware
5 25 (43.86%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (29.82%) SQL
8 15 (26.32%) vSphere
9 14 (24.56%) HP
10 13 (22.81%) Data Centre
11 12 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (21.05%) MS Exchange
11 12 (21.05%) DNS
12 11 (19.30%) DHCP
13 10 (17.54%) Windows 7
13 10 (17.54%) Dell
14 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
14 9 (15.79%) Linux
15 7 (12.28%) ZENworks
15 7 (12.28%) SAN
15 7 (12.28%) Novell
15 7 (12.28%) Web Services
15 7 (12.28%) MCSE
15 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
15 7 (12.28%) NetWare
15 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
15 7 (12.28%) SUSE
15 7 (12.28%) Firewall
15 7 (12.28%) Lync

Server Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, 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 12 (21.05%) MS Exchange
2 7 (12.28%) Lync
3 4 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.02%) IIS
4 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.75%) Apache
6 1 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (12.28%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Office 365
2 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (21.05%) DNS
2 11 (19.30%) DHCP
3 7 (12.28%) SAN
3 7 (12.28%) Firewall
4 6 (10.53%) LAN
4 6 (10.53%) WAN
5 5 (8.77%) LDAP
6 2 (3.51%) DDNS
6 2 (3.51%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.75%) VPN
7 1 (1.75%) VoIP
7 1 (1.75%) Network Security
7 1 (1.75%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.26%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (3.51%) DTS
4 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.75%) MySQL
General
1 3 (5.26%) French Language
2 2 (3.51%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Law
3 1 (1.75%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.28%) Web Services
2 2 (3.51%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.77%) EqualLogic
3 2 (3.51%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.51%) Clustering
3 2 (3.51%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.75%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.75%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.75%) NHS
4 1 (1.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 55 (96.49%) Windows
2 36 (63.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (43.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (42.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (17.54%) Windows 7
6 9 (15.79%) Linux
7 7 (12.28%) SUSE
7 7 (12.28%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 7 (12.28%) NetWare
8 5 (8.77%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.75%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.53%) Server Building
2 4 (7.02%) Migration
3 3 (5.26%) ITIL
3 3 (5.26%) Change Management
3 3 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (3.51%) Validation
4 2 (3.51%) ETL
4 2 (3.51%) BCP
4 2 (3.51%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.75%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.75%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (1.75%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.75%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.75%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.75%) Server Hardening
5 1 (1.75%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 17 (29.82%) SQL
2 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.51%) C#
3 2 (3.51%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.28%) MCSE
3 5 (8.77%) MCITP
4 2 (3.51%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.75%) HNC
5 1 (1.75%) Degree
5 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 34 (59.65%) Active Directory
2 15 (26.32%) vSphere
3 12 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (10.53%) Hyper-V
5 5 (8.77%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (8.77%) DFS Replication
6 3 (5.26%) VMware Server
6 3 (5.26%) XenApp
7 2 (3.51%) XenServer
7 2 (3.51%) VMware ESX
7 2 (3.51%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (1.75%) Xen
8 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (12.28%) ZENworks
2 6 (10.53%) HP Data Protector
3 5 (8.77%) SCCM
4 4 (7.02%) SCOM
5 3 (5.26%) WSUS
5 3 (5.26%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.75%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.75%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.75%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 31 (54.39%) Microsoft
1 31 (54.39%) VMware
2 14 (24.56%) HP
3 10 (17.54%) Dell
4 7 (12.28%) Novell
5 4 (7.02%) IBM
5 4 (7.02%) Citrix
6 3 (5.26%) Remedy
7 2 (3.51%) CommVault
7 2 (3.51%) Oracle
8 1 (1.75%) SAP
8 1 (1.75%) Cisco
8 1 (1.75%) Compaq
8 1 (1.75%) BMC
8 1 (1.75%) EMC
8 1 (1.75%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.75%) Symantec