Period
to 17 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the East of England during the 6 months to 17 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
England > East of England
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 153 171
Rank change year-on-year -25 +18 +8
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 32 35 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.62% 0.72% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.66% 0.75% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 26
East of England median daily rate £325 £300 £294
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% +2.13% +6.82%
10th Percentile £161 £185 £225
90th Percentile £362 £419 £438
England median daily rate £329 £300 £310
% change year-on-year +9.58% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 7
East of England median hourly rate £83.32 - £21.53
10th Percentile £29.52 - £16.25
90th Percentile £136.71 - £33.47
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.04 £20.50
% change year-on-year +10.96% +31.89% -8.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England. 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
East of England
Contract vacancies in the East of England with a recognized job title 4838 4666 5666
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.92% 95.69% 95.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2780 2688 3306
East of England median daily rate £413 £388 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.45% +0.65% +2.67%
10th Percentile £200 £202 £210
90th Percentile £575 £538 £538
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 384 378 540
East of England median hourly rate £18.00 £22.38 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.55% +6.55% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.13 £11.23 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £46.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in the East of England

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Engineer in the East of England

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Engineer in the East of England

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer in the East of England

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Engineer in the East of England over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Server Engineer in the East of England

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 East of England region over the 6 months to 17 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hertfordshire +6 14 £331 +25.00%
Essex -16 7 £300 -14.29%
Cambridgeshire -14 6 £325 +38.30% 1
Bedfordshire -13 3 £255 -38.18%
Norfolk -4 2 £186 -20.74%
Server Engineer
England

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 17 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 East of England region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 22 (68.75%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 13 (40.63%) VMware
4 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
5 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
5 11 (34.38%) PowerShell
6 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
6 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
6 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
7 8 (25.00%) HP
7 8 (25.00%) SAN
8 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
10 5 (15.63%) Linux
10 5 (15.63%) MCSE
10 5 (15.63%) Blackberry
10 5 (15.63%) NetBackup
10 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (15.63%) Skype for Business
11 4 (12.50%) Skype
11 4 (12.50%) SCCM
11 4 (12.50%) SQL
11 4 (12.50%) ITIL
11 4 (12.50%) Citrix
11 4 (12.50%) DHCP
11 4 (12.50%) DNS
11 4 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (12.50%) Hardware Maintenance

Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 9 (28.13%) SharePoint
2 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
3 5 (15.63%) Skype for Business
4 2 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (6.25%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 8 (25.00%) SAN
2 4 (12.50%) DHCP
2 4 (12.50%) DNS
2 4 (12.50%) Skype
3 3 (9.38%) WAN
4 2 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
4 2 (6.25%) Internet
4 2 (6.25%) LAN
4 2 (6.25%) SNMP
4 2 (6.25%) WLAN
5 1 (3.13%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (3.13%) Firewall
5 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
5 1 (3.13%) NAS
5 1 (3.13%) Network Security
5 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.13%) VPN
5 1 (3.13%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 5 (15.63%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.38%) Replication
3 2 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.13%) Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.13%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 22 (68.75%) Windows
2 16 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (21.88%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (15.63%) Linux
6 3 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (6.25%) Solaris
7 2 (6.25%) Unix
8 1 (3.13%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.50%) Hardware Maintenance
1 4 (12.50%) ITIL
2 3 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (6.25%) Data Analysis
3 2 (6.25%) Migration
3 2 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
3 2 (6.25%) PRINCE2
3 2 (6.25%) Security Management
3 2 (6.25%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (3.13%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 11 (34.38%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.50%) SQL
3 2 (6.25%) Bash Shell
3 2 (6.25%) Java
3 2 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (28.13%) SC Cleared
1 9 (28.13%) Security Cleared
2 5 (15.63%) MCSE
2 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (9.38%) MCSA
4 2 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.25%) CCA
4 2 (6.25%) CCNA
4 2 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (6.25%) MCP
5 1 (3.13%) Degree
5 1 (3.13%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 6 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (9.38%) vSphere
5 2 (6.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 2 (6.25%) Firmware
5 2 (6.25%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.25%) Xen
6 1 (3.13%) ISA Server
6 1 (3.13%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.13%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) NetBackup
2 4 (12.50%) SCCM
3 2 (6.25%) SCOM
3 2 (6.25%) vMotion
3 2 (6.25%) WSUS
4 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.13%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (3.13%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.13%) vRealize
Vendors
1 13 (40.63%) VMware
2 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (12.50%) Citrix
5 3 (9.38%) Cisco
5 3 (9.38%) NetApp
5 3 (9.38%) Red Hat
6 2 (6.25%) CommVault
6 2 (6.25%) Dell
6 2 (6.25%) IBM
6 2 (6.25%) Splunk
7 1 (3.13%) 3PAR
7 1 (3.13%) Brocade
7 1 (3.13%) Clearswift
7 1 (3.13%) EMC
7 1 (3.13%) EqualLogic
7 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
7 1 (3.13%) Sophos
7 1 (3.13%) Symantec
7 1 (3.13%) Veritas