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 24 September 2016 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
24 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Support Engineer
Rank 635 650 598
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -52
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support Engineer 12 16 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.023% 0.028% 0.071%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.024% 0.029% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 28
Median daily rate £205 £295 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.50% -17.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £178 £225 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £347 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £200 £295 £325
% change year-on-year
-32.20% -9.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 2
Median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £30.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -34.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.60 £15.20 £25.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.40 £28.00 £35.70
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -34.42%

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
50050 55150 53908
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.63% 95.01% 93.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 32734 35266 32824
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1662 2082 2153
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £42.00 £39.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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
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 23 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 24 September 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 10 £200 -32.20% 1
North East -19 4 £225 -23.72%
Newcastle upon Tyne -25 3 £225 -23.72%
Tyne and Wear -27 3 £225 -23.72%
South East +16 2 £178 -
Surrey +13 2 £178 -
Sussex - 2 £178 -
Kent - 2 £178 -
North West +11 1 - -
Midlands -4 1 £200 -32.20%
London -6 1 £293 +5.40%
East Midlands - 1 £265 -
South Wales - 1 £225 -
Cardiff - 1 £225 -
Lancashire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 £293 -
Corby - 1 £265 -
Kettering - 1 £265 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £265 -
Durham - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Wales - 1 £225 -
Scotland - 1 - -

Server Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 September 2016, 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 31 (70.45%) Windows
2 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
2 25 (56.82%) VMware
3 24 (54.55%) Windows Server
4 20 (45.45%) ITIL
5 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (34.09%) DNS
7 14 (31.82%) Security Cleared
8 13 (29.55%) DHCP
8 13 (29.55%) MS Exchange
9 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
9 12 (27.27%) HP
9 12 (27.27%) Citrix
9 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
11 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (22.73%) IBM
11 10 (22.73%) Firewall
12 9 (20.45%) Cisco
12 9 (20.45%) vSphere
12 9 (20.45%) Data Centre
13 8 (18.18%) LAN
13 8 (18.18%) WAN
13 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
13 8 (18.18%) MCSE
13 8 (18.18%) Service Delivery
13 8 (18.18%) Intel Security
14 7 (15.91%) Oracle

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 13 (29.55%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.64%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) MS Excel
2 4 (9.09%) MS Office
3 1 (2.27%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (34.09%) DNS
2 13 (29.55%) DHCP
3 10 (22.73%) Firewall
4 8 (18.18%) LAN
4 8 (18.18%) WAN
5 7 (15.91%) SAN
6 5 (11.36%) Internet
7 4 (9.09%) IP Telephony
7 4 (9.09%) Wireless
8 3 (6.82%) Skype
9 2 (4.55%) Unified Communications
10 1 (2.27%) Extranet
10 1 (2.27%) Intranet
10 1 (2.27%) NetScaler
10 1 (2.27%) Network Security
10 1 (2.27%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (4.55%) Banking
1 2 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.45%) Data Centre
2 6 (13.64%) Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.55%) NHS
4 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.27%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 31 (70.45%) Windows
2 24 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (13.64%) AIX
5 6 (13.64%) Linux
5 6 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (2.27%) Unix
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
7 1 (2.27%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) ITIL
2 8 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 6 (13.64%) Compliance Management
3 6 (13.64%) High Availability
3 6 (13.64%) Problem Management
3 6 (13.64%) Server Building
4 4 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (6.82%) Project Management
5 3 (6.82%) Security Management
6 2 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.27%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.27%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.27%) Server Monitoring
7 1 (2.27%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (2.27%) Software Deployment
7 1 (2.27%) Software Licensing
7 1 (2.27%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) PowerShell
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (31.82%) Security Cleared
2 10 (22.73%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (18.18%) MCSE
4 7 (15.91%) DV Cleared
5 6 (13.64%) RHCE
5 6 (13.64%) SC Cleared
6 4 (9.09%) MCSA
7 2 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (2.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (13.64%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
2 12 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (20.45%) vSphere
4 7 (15.91%) Hyper-V
5 6 (13.64%) KVM
5 6 (13.64%) Oracle RAC
5 6 (13.64%) XenApp
6 5 (11.36%) VMware ESX
7 3 (6.82%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (4.55%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (4.55%) XenDesktop
9 1 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (2.27%) UAG
9 1 (2.27%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Backup Exec
1 6 (13.64%) EMC NetWorker
1 6 (13.64%) NetBackup
2 5 (11.36%) WSUS
3 4 (9.09%) McAfee ePO
4 3 (6.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (4.55%) SCCM
6 1 (2.27%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (2.27%) SCOM
6 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 25 (56.82%) VMware
2 12 (27.27%) Citrix
2 12 (27.27%) HP
3 11 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 10 (22.73%) IBM
5 9 (20.45%) Cisco
6 8 (18.18%) Intel Security
7 7 (15.91%) EMC
7 7 (15.91%) Oracle
8 6 (13.64%) Red Hat
9 5 (11.36%) Dell
10 4 (9.09%) Symantec
11 3 (6.82%) Lumension
12 1 (2.27%) EqualLogic
12 1 (2.27%) Forcepoint
12 1 (2.27%) NetApp
12 1 (2.27%) SAP
12 1 (2.27%) Sophos
12 1 (2.27%) Veeam