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 1 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support Engineer
Rank 582 557 555
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support Engineer 20 26 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.049% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.038% 0.052% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 13 18
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£275 £250 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £156 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £314 £365
UK excluding London average daily rate £260 £250 £275
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 9 5
Average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 £20.00 £34.78
% change year-on-year
+20.00% -42.49%

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
52060 49526 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.09% 92.75% 92.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 31607 29426 30210
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 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2009 2143 2639
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 1 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 1 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 20 £275 +15.78% 13
London 0 5 £435 +74.00% 2
East of England -20 5 £190 - 1
South East -15 4 £260 +44.44% 6
Surrey +2 3 £260 -22.96% 2
Cambridgeshire - 3 - - 1
City of London +17 2 £420 +52.72% 2
Yorkshire +4 2 £275 +15.78% 1
Cambridge - 2 - -
Sheffield +12 1 £275 +15.78%
Berkshire +7 1 - - 2
South Yorkshire +6 1 £275 +15.78%
West Yorkshire +5 1 - - 1
East Midlands +2 1 £175 -19.54%
West Midlands -13 1 £425 +68.31%
Hertfordshire -18 1 £205 -
North East - 1 £325 -
North West - 1 - - 1
Tyne and Wear - 1 £325 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
Manchester - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £325 -
Nottingham - - - -
Portsmouth - - - - 2
Cardiff - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1
County Antrim - - - -

Server Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 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 39 (81.25%) Windows
2 27 (56.25%) Active Directory
3 23 (47.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (43.75%) VMware
5 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
6 14 (29.17%) MS Exchange
7 13 (27.08%) DHCP
7 13 (27.08%) DNS
7 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 12 (25.00%) SCCM
8 12 (25.00%) Cisco
8 12 (25.00%) SQL
9 11 (22.92%) HP
10 10 (20.83%) Dell
10 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (18.75%) Citrix
11 9 (18.75%) Firewall
11 9 (18.75%) Windows 7
12 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
12 7 (14.58%) SAN
12 7 (14.58%) MCSE
13 6 (12.50%) MS Office
13 6 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (12.50%) EMC
14 5 (10.42%) CCNA
14 5 (10.42%) ITIL
14 5 (10.42%) MCP
14 5 (10.42%) SQL Server

Server Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 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 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 7 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (6.25%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (4.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (4.17%) IIS
6 1 (2.08%) IBM Notes
6 1 (2.08%) Apache
6 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.08%) SAS
6 1 (2.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (12.50%) MS Office
2 4 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.08%) Google Apps
1 1 (2.08%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (27.08%) DHCP
1 13 (27.08%) DNS
2 9 (18.75%) Firewall
3 7 (14.58%) SAN
4 5 (10.42%) TCP/IP
4 5 (10.42%) LAN
4 5 (10.42%) WAN
5 2 (4.17%) VLAN
6 1 (2.08%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.08%) NAS
6 1 (2.08%) Internet
6 1 (2.08%) HTTP
6 1 (2.08%) LDAP
6 1 (2.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (10.42%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (8.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.17%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (4.17%) MySQL
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.08%) QlikView
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
4 1 (2.08%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
Development Applications
1 1 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 4 (8.33%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Law
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.17%) .NET
1 2 (4.17%) .NET Framework
2 1 (2.08%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Clustering
2 2 (4.17%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.17%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.08%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.08%) Replication
3 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
3 1 (2.08%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 39 (81.25%) Windows
2 23 (47.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (18.75%) Windows 7
5 5 (10.42%) Windows 8
6 3 (6.25%) Linux
6 3 (6.25%) Windows XP
7 2 (4.17%) UNIX
8 1 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (2.08%) CentOS
8 1 (2.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (10.42%) ITIL
2 4 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (6.25%) Software Deployment
3 3 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (4.17%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.17%) Migration
4 2 (4.17%) Data Management
4 2 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (2.08%) Content Management
5 1 (2.08%) Network Design
5 1 (2.08%) ITSM
5 1 (2.08%) Service Management
5 1 (2.08%) Technical Architecture
5 1 (2.08%) Load Balancing
5 1 (2.08%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.08%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.08%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (2.08%) Capacity Management
5 1 (2.08%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (2.08%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (25.00%) SQL
2 2 (4.17%) C
2 2 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.08%) Bourne shell
3 1 (2.08%) Perl
3 1 (2.08%) PHP
3 1 (2.08%) VBScript
3 1 (2.08%) VB
3 1 (2.08%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.08%) Korn
Qualifications
1 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (14.58%) MCSE
3 6 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
4 5 (10.42%) MCP
4 5 (10.42%) CCNA
5 4 (8.33%) SC Cleared
6 3 (6.25%) CCNP
7 2 (4.17%) CCA
7 2 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.08%) MCSA
8 1 (2.08%) MCDBA
8 1 (2.08%) MCT
8 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
8 1 (2.08%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 13 (27.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.42%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.42%) vSphere
4 4 (8.33%) XenApp
5 3 (6.25%) XenServer
5 3 (6.25%) XenDesktop
5 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (4.17%) ISA Server
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (2.08%) NLBS
7 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.08%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (2.08%) VMware Server
7 1 (2.08%) NFS
7 1 (2.08%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 12 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) NetBackup
2 2 (4.17%) WSUS
3 1 (2.08%) SCOM
3 1 (2.08%) Nagios
Vendors
1 21 (43.75%) VMware
2 15 (31.25%) Microsoft
3 12 (25.00%) Cisco
4 11 (22.92%) HP
5 10 (20.83%) Dell
6 9 (18.75%) Citrix
7 6 (12.50%) EMC
8 2 (4.17%) Compaq
8 2 (4.17%) IBM
8 2 (4.17%) Veritas
8 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.17%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.08%) WatchGuard
9 1 (2.08%) Veeam
9 1 (2.08%) Isilon
9 1 (2.08%) ServiceNow
9 1 (2.08%) Becrypt
9 1 (2.08%) Oracle
9 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.08%) Mercator
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