The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £400 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London 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
London / City of London
Rank 145 156 163
Rank change year-on-year +11 +7  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 9 2 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.30% 0.060% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.063% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 27
Median daily rate £400 £358 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% -2.72%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £358 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £358 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £295 £275
% change year-on-year +5.93% +7.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £25.00
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 the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2852 3174 4901
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 95.26% 95.40% 96.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 2214 2527 3692
Median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 32 47 77
Median hourly rate £19.00 £20.00 £18.24
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.97% +9.62%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.38 £45.40 £27.13
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 the City of London

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 Related IT Skills in the City of London

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 City of London region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (60.00%) Finance
3 9 (60.00%) VMware
4 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
6 5 (33.33%) Migration
6 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 5 (33.33%) SCCM
6 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
8 3 (20.00%) SCOM
8 3 (20.00%) Banking
8 3 (20.00%) MS Exchange
8 3 (20.00%) Unix
8 3 (20.00%) Linux
8 3 (20.00%) MCSE
8 3 (20.00%) LDAP
8 3 (20.00%) Citrix
8 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (20.00%) Office 365
9 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
9 2 (13.33%) SAN
9 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
9 2 (13.33%) Firewall
9 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
9 2 (13.33%) MS Excel

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.67%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (20.00%) Office 365
3 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) LDAP
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) Intranet
3 1 (6.67%) LAN
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) Telepresence
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 9 (60.00%) Finance
2 3 (20.00%) Banking
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) Unix
6 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.67%) Solaris
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) Migration
2 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
2 2 (13.33%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Build Automation
3 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Low Latency
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
3 1 (6.67%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) Bash Shell
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Korn
3 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (20.00%) MCSE
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (13.33%) Degree
3 1 (6.67%) CCA
3 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 6 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
2 3 (20.00%) SCOM
3 2 (13.33%) WSUS
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (6.67%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) VMware
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.67%) Altiris
5 1 (6.67%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) Polycom
5 1 (6.67%) ServiceNow