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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Support Engineer
Rank 559 525 511
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support Engineer 24 28 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.058% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.051% 0.063% 0.068%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 16 9
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£238 £233 £160
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.15% +45.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £138 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £388 £260
UK excluding London average daily rate £278 £225 £160
% change year-on-year
+23.33% +40.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 14
Average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -26.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
- -26.66%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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
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 30 January 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 -22 22 £231 -10.19% 4
South East -1 11 £275 -5.17% 2
Berkshire +6 10 £275 +24.29% 1
Bracknell +2 5 £238 +75.92%
London -3 5 £175 -46.15% 2
Reading - 3 £275 -
South West -17 2 £225 -
West Midlands +2 1 £285 -28.75%
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Devon - 1 £225 -
City of London - 1 £513 -
North East - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 £225 -
Manchester - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Nuneaton - - - -
Rainham - - - -
Chester - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Southport - - - -
Staines - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
Merseyside - - - -
Essex - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Server Support Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 43 (82.69%) Windows
2 35 (67.31%) Active Directory
3 22 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 19 (36.54%) VMware
5 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (26.92%) HP
7 13 (25.00%) DNS
8 12 (23.08%) Citrix
8 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (23.08%) MCSE
8 12 (23.08%) MS Exchange
8 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
10 9 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (17.31%) SQL
11 8 (15.38%) DHCP
11 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP
12 7 (13.46%) Windows 7
13 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
13 6 (11.54%) SAN
13 6 (11.54%) Linux
13 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
13 6 (11.54%) .NET
13 6 (11.54%) ITIL
14 5 (9.62%) MS Office
14 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
14 5 (9.62%) SCCM
14 5 (9.62%) Clustering
15 4 (7.69%) Scrum

Server Support Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (23.08%) MS Exchange
2 6 (11.54%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (3.85%) IIS
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.92%) Lync
6 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (9.62%) MS Office
1 5 (9.62%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.00%) DNS
2 8 (15.38%) DHCP
2 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 6 (11.54%) SAN
4 2 (3.85%) LDAP
5 1 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (1.92%) VPN
5 1 (1.92%) SSL
5 1 (1.92%) Internet
5 1 (1.92%) LAN
5 1 (1.92%) SMS
5 1 (1.92%) WAN
5 1 (1.92%) NAS
5 1 (1.92%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (5.77%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.92%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.92%) Big Data
2 1 (1.92%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (7.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (5.77%) Finance
2 1 (1.92%) Investment Banking
2 1 (1.92%) Banking
2 1 (1.92%) Games
2 1 (1.92%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (11.54%) .NET
2 2 (3.85%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Clustering
2 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.85%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.92%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.92%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.92%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.92%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 43 (82.69%) Windows
2 22 (42.31%) Windows Server 2003
3 19 (36.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (13.46%) Windows 7
6 6 (11.54%) Linux
7 4 (7.69%) UNIX
8 3 (5.77%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (3.85%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.92%) Solaris
10 1 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (11.54%) ITIL
2 4 (7.69%) Scrum
2 4 (7.69%) CMMI
2 4 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (7.69%) Kanban
2 4 (7.69%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (5.77%) Incident Management
4 2 (3.85%) Migration
4 2 (3.85%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.85%) Change Management
4 2 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (3.85%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (1.92%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (1.92%) Mentoring
5 1 (1.92%) Capacity Management
5 1 (1.92%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (1.92%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (1.92%) Software Deployment
5 1 (1.92%) ITIL V3
5 1 (1.92%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (17.31%) SQL
2 4 (7.69%) VB.NET
2 4 (7.69%) C#
3 3 (5.77%) Perl
4 2 (3.85%) Korn
4 2 (3.85%) C
4 2 (3.85%) VB
4 2 (3.85%) Bourne shell
5 1 (1.92%) PHP
5 1 (1.92%) PL/SQL
5 1 (1.92%) C++
5 1 (1.92%) Java
5 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (23.08%) MCSE
2 11 (21.15%) Security Cleared
3 6 (11.54%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 4 (7.69%) MCSA
5 3 (5.77%) MCP
6 1 (1.92%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.92%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.92%) MCDBA
6 1 (1.92%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (67.31%) Active Directory
2 9 (17.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.77%) vSphere
3 3 (5.77%) ISA Server
4 2 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.85%) NFS
5 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.92%) Firmware
5 1 (1.92%) NLBS
5 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.92%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (9.62%) SCCM
2 3 (5.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 3 (5.77%) HP Data Protector
2 3 (5.77%) Backup Exec
3 2 (3.85%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.85%) SCOM
3 2 (3.85%) Nagios
4 1 (1.92%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 19 (36.54%) VMware
3 14 (26.92%) HP
4 12 (23.08%) Citrix
5 4 (7.69%) Cisco
6 3 (5.77%) Dell
7 2 (3.85%) Altiris
7 2 (3.85%) McAfee
7 2 (3.85%) Veritas
7 2 (3.85%) Red Hat
7 2 (3.85%) EMC
7 2 (3.85%) Isilon
8 1 (1.92%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.92%) IBM
8 1 (1.92%) CA
8 1 (1.92%) NetApp
8 1 (1.92%) Sophos
8 1 (1.92%) Oracle
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