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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Support Engineer
Rank 585 555 553
Rank change year-on-year
-30 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support Engineer 28 22 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.042% 0.064%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.053% 0.045% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 9 16
Average daily rate
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£265 £253 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.95% -8.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £203 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £428 £297 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £260 £275
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -5.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 1
Average hourly rate £45.00 £16.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+172.72% -43.10%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £16.50 -
% change year-on-year
+172.72% -

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
52969 48660 50794
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.75% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 33173 29376 28609
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £229 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2125 2122 2499
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-0.24% -7.42%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -22 26 £260 +2.97% 12
South East -11 13 £375 - 1
Surrey - 6 £305 - 1
Berkshire +10 4 £450 -
London -7 4 £225 - 4
South West -32 4 £230 -17.48% 3
Reading - 3 £450 -
Somerset -8 2 £260 -2.80%
Wales -20 2 £275 -
Nottinghamshire +6 1 £190 -
East Midlands +3 1 £190 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Hampshire - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - - 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
Northern Ireland - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Lincolnshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - - 2
Devon - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - - 3
South Wales - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Staines - - - - 1

Server Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 45 (83.33%) Windows
2 33 (61.11%) Active Directory
3 27 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (48.15%) VMware
5 20 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (25.93%) Citrix
6 14 (25.93%) HP
6 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
6 14 (25.93%) Cisco
6 14 (25.93%) MS Exchange
6 14 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
6 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (24.07%) DNS
8 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (22.22%) DHCP
8 12 (22.22%) SQL
9 11 (20.37%) MCSE
10 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
11 9 (16.67%) SCCM
11 9 (16.67%) Firewall
12 8 (14.81%) ITIL
12 8 (14.81%) Dell
12 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
12 8 (14.81%) Windows 7
13 7 (12.96%) MS Office
14 6 (11.11%) TCP/IP
14 6 (11.11%) SAN
14 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
14 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
15 5 (9.26%) Finance

Server Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
4 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.85%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.85%) IIS
5 1 (1.85%) IBM Notes
5 1 (1.85%) Apache
5 1 (1.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (12.96%) MS Office
2 5 (9.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.85%) Google Apps
1 1 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.07%) DNS
2 12 (22.22%) DHCP
3 9 (16.67%) Firewall
4 6 (11.11%) SAN
4 6 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 4 (7.41%) LAN
5 4 (7.41%) WAN
6 2 (3.70%) VLAN
7 1 (1.85%) HTTP
7 1 (1.85%) VPN
7 1 (1.85%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.85%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.85%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 1 (1.85%) Big Data
4 1 (1.85%) QlikView
4 1 (1.85%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.85%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (9.26%) Finance
2 2 (3.70%) Banking
2 2 (3.70%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.85%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.41%) .NET
2 2 (3.70%) .NET Framework
3 1 (1.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.56%) Clustering
2 2 (3.70%) Fat Client
2 2 (3.70%) Thin Client
3 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
3 1 (1.85%) Replication
3 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.85%) Visualisation
3 1 (1.85%) Open Source
3 1 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 45 (83.33%) Windows
2 27 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 20 (37.04%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (14.81%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.26%) UNIX
6 5 (9.26%) Linux
7 3 (5.56%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.85%) Solaris
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.85%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (14.81%) ITIL
2 4 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (5.56%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (3.70%) Software Deployment
4 2 (3.70%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.70%) Kanban
4 2 (3.70%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (3.70%) CMMI
4 2 (3.70%) Scrum
4 2 (3.70%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (3.70%) Data Management
5 1 (1.85%) Content Management
5 1 (1.85%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.85%) Change Management
5 1 (1.85%) Service Management
5 1 (1.85%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.85%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (1.85%) Load Balancing
5 1 (1.85%) ITSM
5 1 (1.85%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (22.22%) SQL
2 3 (5.56%) Perl
3 2 (3.70%) C
3 2 (3.70%) C#
3 2 (3.70%) VB
3 2 (3.70%) VB.NET
3 2 (3.70%) Korn
3 2 (3.70%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.70%) Bourne shell
4 1 (1.85%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.85%) C++
4 1 (1.85%) Java
4 1 (1.85%) PHP
4 1 (1.85%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.85%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (20.37%) MCSE
3 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
4 8 (14.81%) SC Cleared
5 5 (9.26%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (9.26%) MCP
6 4 (7.41%) CCNA
6 4 (7.41%) MCSA
7 3 (5.56%) CCNP
7 3 (5.56%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.85%) MCITP
9 1 (1.85%) CCA
9 1 (1.85%) MCDBA
9 1 (1.85%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.70%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 14 (25.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 4 (7.41%) ISA Server
5 3 (5.56%) vSphere
5 3 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (3.70%) NFS
6 2 (3.70%) XenApp
6 2 (3.70%) XenServer
7 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.85%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 9 (16.67%) SCCM
2 3 (5.56%) NetBackup
2 3 (5.56%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.70%) WSUS
3 2 (3.70%) Nagios
3 2 (3.70%) SCOM
4 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 26 (48.15%) VMware
2 14 (25.93%) Cisco
2 14 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.93%) HP
2 14 (25.93%) Citrix
3 8 (14.81%) Dell
4 5 (9.26%) EMC
5 3 (5.56%) Veritas
5 3 (5.56%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.70%) McAfee
6 2 (3.70%) Altiris
6 2 (3.70%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.70%) Isilon
7 1 (1.85%) ServiceNow
7 1 (1.85%) Becrypt
7 1 (1.85%) Oracle
7 1 (1.85%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.85%) Google
7 1 (1.85%) Websense
7 1 (1.85%) CheckPoint
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