The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £280 per day in advertised job vacancies in Cheshire during the 3 months to 29 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.

Server Engineer
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 54 78 69
Rank change year-on-year +24 -9  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 2 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.37% 0.50% 0.47%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.39% 0.54% 0.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 2
Median daily rate £280 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -7.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £311 £293 £275
% change year-on-year +6.41% +6.36%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £23.75 - £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.75 £21.00 £20.59
% change year-on-year +13.09% +1.97%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire. 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
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 513 932 806
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 95.18% 92.74% 95.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 605 475
Median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £250 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 38 60
Median hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -37.77%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.15 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.92 £27.37 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -10.25% +14.70%  

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in Cheshire

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Engineer in Cheshire

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer in Cheshire

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

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 Cheshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
Chester +7 2 £280 -6.66%
Server Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 29 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 Cheshire region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) HP
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (40.00%) Migration
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000
4 1 (20.00%) Local Government
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (20.00%) PKI
4 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
4 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
4 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (20.00%) Release Management
4 1 (20.00%) SCCM
4 1 (20.00%) SCOM
4 1 (20.00%) Time Management
4 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
4 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (20.00%) DHCP
4 1 (20.00%) DNS

Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) IPsec
1 1 (20.00%) NAS
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (20.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 2000
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (20.00%) Data Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (20.00%) Process Improvement
2 1 (20.00%) Release Management
2 1 (20.00%) Root Cause Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Server Building
2 1 (20.00%) Service Management
2 1 (20.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Lumension
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) VMware