The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Bedfordshire during the 3 months to 22 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Engineer
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 34 33 44
Rank change year-on-year -1 +11  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.37% 1.31% 0.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 1.37% 0.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £300 £325 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% -27.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £281 £275
% change year-on-year +15.55% +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Bedfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 257 291 387
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 96.25% 95.10% 94.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 197 296
Median daily rate £440 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% -2.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £588 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 17 19
Median hourly rate £18.00 £45.00 £39.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +14.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £15.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.68 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire that featured Server Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in Bedfordshire

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Server Engineer in Bedfordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Engineer in Bedfordshire

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Server Engineer in Bedfordshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer in Bedfordshire

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Engineer within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Bedford - 1 £300 -
Server Engineer
East of England

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 14 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 22 March 2017, Server 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 across the Bedfordshire region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (66.67%) IIS
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) PKI
2 1 (33.33%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Windows

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 2 (66.67%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) E-Commerce
1 2 (66.67%) High Availability
2 1 (33.33%) Migration
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
1 1 (33.33%) SCOM
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 1 (33.33%) VMware