Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £409 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 November 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 235 226 244
Rank change year-on-year -9 +18 +24
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 13 15 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.18% 0.22% 0.31%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.19% 0.23% 0.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 26
City of London median daily rate £409 £316 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.25% -2.69% -
10th Percentile £228 £176 £215
90th Percentile £458 £438 £446
Central London median daily rate £409 £325 £325
% change year-on-year +25.77% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
City of London median hourly rate £19.75 - -
Central London median hourly rate £19.75 - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6743 6393 8621
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.45% 95.45% 95.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 5331 5074 6774
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 78 126
City of London median hourly rate £18.00 £17.38 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -7.33% +7.14%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £10.25
90th Percentile £30.64 £48.12 £39.38
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.10% +5.88%

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Server Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in the City of London

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Engineer in the City of London

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Engineer in the City of London

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer in the City of London

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 City of London region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (46.15%) Finance
5 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
6 4 (30.77%) Banking
6 4 (30.77%) SAN
6 4 (30.77%) Sophos
6 4 (30.77%) Ansible
7 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
7 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
7 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (23.08%) Internet
7 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
7 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
7 3 (23.08%) Linux
7 3 (23.08%) JBoss
7 3 (23.08%) Oracle
7 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
7 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
7 3 (23.08%) Cisco
7 3 (23.08%) IBM
7 3 (23.08%) Temenos
7 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 3 (23.08%) Retail Banking
7 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (23.08%) Degree
7 3 (23.08%) IBM Integration Bus
7 3 (23.08%) Temenos T24

Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 3 (23.08%) JBoss
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
Business Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) SAN
2 3 (23.08%) Internet
3 2 (15.38%) Intranet
3 2 (15.38%) Wireless
4 1 (7.69%) DMZ
4 1 (7.69%) LDAP
4 1 (7.69%) Network Security
4 1 (7.69%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) RDBMS
1 3 (23.08%) Relational Database
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (7.69%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 4 (30.77%) Banking
3 3 (23.08%) Retail Banking
4 2 (15.38%) Marketing
4 2 (15.38%) Multimedia
5 1 (7.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (7.69%) Law
5 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (23.08%) IBM Integration Bus
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (15.38%) Computer Science
2 2 (15.38%) EMC VNX
2 2 (15.38%) Media Streaming
2 2 (15.38%) NHS
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (23.08%) Linux
4 3 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (15.38%) Data Privacy
1 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
2 1 (7.69%) Break/Fix
2 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
2 1 (7.69%) DevOps
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
2 3 (23.08%) Shell Script
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) Degree
2 2 (15.38%) DBS Check
3 1 (7.69%) CCA
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (7.69%) MCSE
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (7.69%) NCSA
3 1 (7.69%) VCP5
System Software
1 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
2 1 (7.69%) XenApp
2 1 (7.69%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Ansible
2 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.69%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
2 1 (7.69%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) vCenter Server
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (30.77%) Sophos
2 3 (23.08%) Cisco
2 3 (23.08%) IBM
2 3 (23.08%) Oracle
2 3 (23.08%) Red Hat
2 3 (23.08%) Temenos
3 2 (15.38%) Citrix
3 2 (15.38%) EMC
3 2 (15.38%) McAfee
4 1 (7.69%) 3PAR
4 1 (7.69%) CommVault
4 1 (7.69%) Dell
4 1 (7.69%) HP
4 1 (7.69%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.69%) NetApp
4 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow
4 1 (7.69%) VMware