The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £165 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cardiff during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Engineer
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 39 57 -
Rank change year-on-year +18 -  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 2 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.59% 0.72% -
As % of the Job Titles category 0.62% 0.73% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £165 £226 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -27.07% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £295 £275
% change year-on-year +5.93% +7.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.63 £21.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +7.73% +4.03%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cardiff. 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
Cardiff
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 323 412 246
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 95.56% 98.80% 97.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 289 187
Median daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 17 11
Median hourly rate £13.70 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.38% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £20.00 £22.50
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 Cardiff

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in Cardiff

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Engineer in Cardiff

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cardiff

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer in Cardiff

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cardiff region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) HP
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Internet
3 3 (60.00%) Tivoli
3 3 (60.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) HP Data Protector
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (20.00%) WSUS
5 1 (20.00%) SCCM
5 1 (20.00%) SQL
5 1 (20.00%) SharePoint

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (80.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
1 3 (60.00%) Internet
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) CCNA
1 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) HP Data Protector
1 3 (60.00%) Tivoli
1 3 (60.00%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) VMware