The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Server Support Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Support Engineer
UK
Rank 583 597 579
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support Engineer 12 21 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.042% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.028% 0.044% 0.070%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 19
Median daily rate £195 £250 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.00% -28.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £138 £183 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £325 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £195 £250 £400
% change year-on-year
-22.00% -37.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 4
Median hourly rate £20.50 £43.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.32% +160.60%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.50 £44.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-53.40% +166.66%

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
42409 47285 47247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.74% 94.77% 94.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 27591 30033 29769
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.28% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1731 1882
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.32 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-1.02% +9.37%

Server Support Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Server Support Engineer in the job title.

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 17 January 2017.

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 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +5 11 £180 -28.00% 3
Yorkshire - 6 - -
Leeds - 6 - -
West Yorkshire - 6 - -
South East +14 3 £228 -30.00%
Berkshire - 2 £228 -
Scotland +28 1 £310 -
North West +17 1 £165 -26.66%
Manchester +15 1 £165 -26.66%
Hampshire - 1 - -
Shropshire - 1 £120 -
Bracknell - 1 £195 -
Slough - 1 £260 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Telford - 1 £120 -
Scottish Borders - 1 £310 -
West Midlands - 1 £120 -
Melrose - 1 £310 -

Server Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, Server Support Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Server Support Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) DHCP
2 11 (61.11%) DNS
2 11 (61.11%) VMware
2 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (44.44%) XenApp
4 8 (44.44%) Citrix
5 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
5 7 (38.89%) XenDesktop
6 6 (33.33%) Server Building
6 6 (33.33%) ThinPrint
6 6 (33.33%) vSphere
6 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
7 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
8 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
8 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (11.11%) ITIL
9 2 (11.11%) SLA
9 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
9 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
9 2 (11.11%) Intranet
9 2 (11.11%) Internet
9 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
9 2 (11.11%) Skype

Server Support Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.56%) IIS
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) Remedy ITSM
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) DHCP
1 11 (61.11%) DNS
2 2 (11.11%) Internet
2 2 (11.11%) Intranet
2 2 (11.11%) Skype
3 1 (5.56%) Firewall
3 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
3 1 (5.56%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (5.56%) SAN
3 1 (5.56%) SMS
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.11%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
1 1 (5.56%) NHS
1 1 (5.56%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 11 (61.11%) Windows Server
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000
5 1 (5.56%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) Server Building
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Business Transformation
3 1 (5.56%) Chat Support
3 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (5.56%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.56%) Mentoring
3 1 (5.56%) Software Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 3 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.56%) MCSA
3 1 (5.56%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (44.44%) XenApp
2 7 (38.89%) XenDesktop
3 6 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 6 (33.33%) vSphere
4 4 (22.22%) Hyper-V
5 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 11 (61.11%) VMware
2 8 (44.44%) Citrix
3 7 (38.89%) Microsoft
4 6 (33.33%) ThinPrint
5 1 (5.56%) BMC
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Dell
5 1 (5.56%) EqualLogic
5 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
5 1 (5.56%) Remedy