Period
to 23 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies in England 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
UK > England
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 607 567 459
Rank change year-on-year -40 -108 -47
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 256 315 477
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.32% 0.46%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.34% 0.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 224 289
England median daily rate £330 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £164 £175 £184
90th Percentile £438 £438 £438
UK median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 28 41
England median hourly rate £27.25 £27.04 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.79% +31.89% -8.89%
10th Percentile £16.39 £16.45 £16.25
90th Percentile £79.13 £38.93 £33.75
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £26.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -7.55% +29.27% -8.89%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 89884 92670 98656
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.76% 95.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 59938 60988 63819
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £256 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2667 3006 3819
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.97 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.90 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in England

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Engineer in England

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

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

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Engineer in England

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer in England

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Engineer in England over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Server Engineer in England

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 23 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
London -22 88 £350 +0.07% 4
South East -11 60 £350 +27.27% 6
North of England +16 36 £291 -2.92% 6
East of England -22 32 £325 +8.33% 3
Midlands +27 22 £326 +8.75% 3
North West +25 21 £325 - 5
South West +4 19 £225 -34.55% 3
East Midlands -6 12 £328 +0.77% 2
West Midlands +36 10 £325 +20.37% 1
Yorkshire +2 9 £275 -13.39% 1
North East +33 6 £225 -5.26%
Server Engineer
UK

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

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 England region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 197 (76.95%) Windows
2 154 (60.16%) Windows Server
3 130 (50.78%) Active Directory
4 112 (43.75%) VMware
5 91 (35.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 82 (32.03%) Microsoft
7 60 (23.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 55 (21.48%) PowerShell
8 55 (21.48%) Citrix
9 51 (19.92%) SAN
10 49 (19.14%) SCCM
11 47 (18.36%) Office 365
12 45 (17.58%) Linux
13 44 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
14 42 (16.41%) MS Exchange
15 41 (16.02%) HP
16 38 (14.84%) Windows Server 2003
17 37 (14.45%) DNS
17 37 (14.45%) Security Cleared
18 35 (13.67%) Microsoft Azure
18 35 (13.67%) Finance
19 34 (13.28%) SQL Server
19 34 (13.28%) Cisco
20 33 (12.89%) SQL
21 32 (12.50%) SC Cleared
21 32 (12.50%) Data Centre
22 31 (12.11%) DHCP
22 31 (12.11%) Migration
23 29 (11.33%) Server Building
23 29 (11.33%) vSphere

Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 42 (16.41%) MS Exchange
2 20 (7.81%) SharePoint
3 19 (7.42%) Skype for Business
4 14 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (5.47%) IIS
5 11 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.17%) JBoss
7 3 (1.17%) OpenStack
7 3 (1.17%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.78%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.39%) Apache
9 1 (0.39%) CMS
9 1 (0.39%) Documentum
9 1 (0.39%) SAS
9 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.39%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.39%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.78%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.17%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.39%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 47 (18.36%) Office 365
2 35 (13.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (3.52%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.73%) PaaS
6 3 (1.17%) IaaS
7 2 (0.78%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.39%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.39%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.39%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 51 (19.92%) SAN
2 37 (14.45%) DNS
3 31 (12.11%) DHCP
4 19 (7.42%) LAN
5 18 (7.03%) WAN
6 17 (6.64%) Firewall
7 16 (6.25%) Skype
8 11 (4.30%) Internet
9 7 (2.73%) NAS
9 7 (2.73%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (2.73%) TCP/IP
10 6 (2.34%) LDAP
10 6 (2.34%) VPN
10 6 (2.34%) Wireless
11 5 (1.95%) Intranet
11 5 (1.95%) VoIP
12 4 (1.56%) Cisco ASA
12 4 (1.56%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (1.56%) MPLS
12 4 (1.56%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (13.28%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.95%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (1.56%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.17%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.17%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.78%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.39%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.39%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.56%) JUnit
2 2 (0.78%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.39%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
General
1 35 (13.67%) Finance
2 18 (7.03%) Banking
3 9 (3.52%) Retail
4 4 (1.56%) Local Government
4 4 (1.56%) Retail Banking
5 3 (1.17%) Marketing
6 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Multimedia
6 2 (0.78%) Private Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.39%) Electronics
7 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.39%) Law
7 1 (0.39%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.39%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.56%) .NET
1 4 (1.56%) Spring
1 4 (1.56%) Spring MVC
2 3 (1.17%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.17%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (1.17%) Web Services
2 3 (1.17%) XML
2 3 (1.17%) X-Windows
3 2 (0.78%) Lambda Expressions
3 2 (0.78%) LINQ
4 1 (0.39%) JSON
4 1 (0.39%) Middleware
4 1 (0.39%) RESTful
4 1 (0.39%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.64%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.91%) PKI
4 9 (3.52%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.52%) Fat Client
4 9 (3.52%) Thin Client
5 8 (3.13%) Clustering
5 8 (3.13%) Replication
6 5 (1.95%) CMDB
6 5 (1.95%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.95%) NHS
6 5 (1.95%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.17%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.17%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.78%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.78%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (0.78%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 197 (76.95%) Windows
2 154 (60.16%) Windows Server
3 91 (35.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 60 (23.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (17.58%) Linux
6 38 (14.84%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (6.25%) Unix
7 16 (6.25%) Windows 7
8 15 (5.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (5.08%) Windows 10
10 5 (1.95%) Android
11 4 (1.56%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.17%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.78%) Solaris
14 1 (0.39%) CentOS
14 1 (0.39%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.39%) Oracle Linux
14 1 (0.39%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (12.11%) Migration
2 29 (11.33%) Server Building
3 25 (9.77%) ITIL
4 17 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (3.91%) DevOps
6 9 (3.52%) Server Patching
7 7 (2.73%) Capacity Planning
7 7 (2.73%) Configuration Management
7 7 (2.73%) Proactive Monitoring
7 7 (2.73%) Service Delivery
7 7 (2.73%) Task Automation
8 6 (2.34%) Break/Fix
8 6 (2.34%) Time Management
9 5 (1.95%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (1.95%) Capacity Management
9 5 (1.95%) Change Management
9 5 (1.95%) High Availability
9 5 (1.95%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (1.56%) TDD
10 4 (1.56%) Web Analytics
Programming Languages
1 55 (21.48%) PowerShell
2 33 (12.89%) SQL
3 9 (3.52%) Java
4 5 (1.95%) Shell Script
5 4 (1.56%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.56%) VBScript
6 3 (1.17%) Perl
6 3 (1.17%) Python
7 2 (0.78%) C
7 2 (0.78%) C#
8 1 (0.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 37 (14.45%) Security Cleared
2 32 (12.50%) SC Cleared
3 27 (10.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (7.81%) MCSE
5 13 (5.08%) MCSA
6 8 (3.13%) DV Cleared
6 8 (3.13%) MCP
7 7 (2.73%) CCNA
7 7 (2.73%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (2.34%) Degree
9 5 (1.95%) BPSS Clearance
10 4 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.56%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.56%) MCITP
10 4 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.17%) CCA
12 2 (0.78%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.78%) MCTS
13 1 (0.39%) NCSA
13 1 (0.39%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.95%) SLA
2 3 (1.17%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.39%) MiFID
3 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.39%) PMO
3 1 (0.39%) QA
System Software
1 130 (50.78%) Active Directory
2 44 (17.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (11.33%) vSphere
4 24 (9.38%) Hyper-V
5 21 (8.20%) XenApp
6 16 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (3.13%) XenDesktop
9 6 (2.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (2.34%) DFS Replication
10 5 (1.95%) Firmware
10 5 (1.95%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (1.95%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.56%) Xen
12 3 (1.17%) Docker
13 2 (0.78%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.78%) NFS
13 2 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.78%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 49 (19.14%) SCCM
2 24 (9.38%) SCOM
3 11 (4.30%) NetBackup
4 10 (3.91%) WSUS
5 9 (3.52%) McAfee ePO
5 9 (3.52%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (2.73%) vCenter Server
7 6 (2.34%) Ansible
7 6 (2.34%) SCVMM
8 5 (1.95%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (1.95%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (1.56%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.56%) Puppet
9 4 (1.56%) SCSM
10 3 (1.17%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (1.17%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (1.17%) Terraform
11 2 (0.78%) vMotion
Vendors
1 112 (43.75%) VMware
2 82 (32.03%) Microsoft
3 55 (21.48%) Citrix
4 41 (16.02%) HP
5 34 (13.28%) Cisco
6 21 (8.20%) NetApp
7 15 (5.86%) Red Hat
8 13 (5.08%) Dell
9 12 (4.69%) McAfee
9 12 (4.69%) Oracle
9 12 (4.69%) SolarWinds
10 11 (4.30%) EMC
10 11 (4.30%) Sophos
11 10 (3.91%) IBM
12 5 (1.95%) 3PAR
12 5 (1.95%) Apple
12 5 (1.95%) Mercator
12 5 (1.95%) Veeam
13 4 (1.56%) Brocade
13 4 (1.56%) ThinPrint