The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £260 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 27 June 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.

Server Engineer
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 116 108
Rank change year-on-year +24 -8  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 6 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.33% 0.25% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.27% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 8
Median daily rate £260 £375 £304
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.80% +23.45%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £252 £375 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £375 £359
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £295 £300
% change year-on-year -5.08% -1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £19.66 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -9.00% +8.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. 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
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1687 2209 2236
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 91.78% 92.82% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 823 1179 1120
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 98 92
Median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £21.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -30.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £13.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £27.80 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in Berkshire

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Engineer in Berkshire

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer in Berkshire

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Reading +22 3 £250 -33.33%
Bracknell +5 2 £269 -
Server Engineer
South East

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 Berkshire region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) VMware
2 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
4 6 (46.15%) SQL
5 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
5 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
5 5 (38.46%) DNS
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
6 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
6 4 (30.77%) DHCP
6 4 (30.77%) HP
7 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
7 3 (23.08%) Citrix
7 3 (23.08%) Clustering
7 3 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
7 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
7 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
8 2 (15.38%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
8 2 (15.38%) Veeam
8 2 (15.38%) SUSE
8 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server

Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 5 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (7.69%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) DNS
2 4 (30.77%) DHCP
3 2 (15.38%) Internet
3 2 (15.38%) LAN
3 2 (15.38%) SAN
4 1 (7.69%) 2G
4 1 (7.69%) 3G
4 1 (7.69%) 4G
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) LTE
4 1 (7.69%) NAS
4 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (38.46%) SQL Server
2 1 (7.69%) MS Access
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (7.69%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Clustering
2 2 (15.38%) Blackberry
2 2 (15.38%) Management Information System
2 2 (15.38%) NHS
3 1 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 1 (7.69%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server
3 5 (38.46%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (23.08%) Linux
5 3 (23.08%) Windows XP
6 2 (15.38%) SUSE
6 2 (15.38%) Windows 7
7 1 (7.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Problem Management
2 2 (15.38%) Asset Management
2 2 (15.38%) Information Management
2 2 (15.38%) IT Asset Management
2 2 (15.38%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) Release Management
2 2 (15.38%) Service Management
3 1 (7.69%) Incident Management
3 1 (7.69%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 6 (46.15%) SQL
2 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) DV Cleared
2 3 (23.08%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 4 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (15.38%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (7.69%) NetBackup
1 1 (7.69%) Netcool
1 1 (7.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (7.69%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 8 (61.54%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) HP
4 3 (23.08%) Citrix
5 2 (15.38%) Dell
5 2 (15.38%) EMC
5 2 (15.38%) Veeam
6 1 (7.69%) CheckPoint
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco
6 1 (7.69%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (7.69%) F5
6 1 (7.69%) McAfee
6 1 (7.69%) Meridio
6 1 (7.69%) Oracle
6 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
6 1 (7.69%) Veritas