The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 480 422 326
Rank change year-on-year -58 -96  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 103 202 328
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.41% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.43% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 135 221
Median daily rate £300 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £149 £185 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £438 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £295 £300
% change year-on-year -5.08% -1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 23 30
Median hourly rate £20.33 £26.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.28% +16.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.35 £21.00 £19.23
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.48 £44.90 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% +8.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 40967 46994 47631
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.77% 95.03% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 91549 110551 112831
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £256 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £613 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4078 4763 6999
Median hourly rate £18.18 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.75 £44.50 £41.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 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
London -17 33 £331 -0.74% 9
South East +10 26 £269 -7.24% 3
North of England +23 15 £325 +8.33% 4
Midlands +11 12 £275 -12.00% 2
South West +1 11 £295 +18.00% 3
North West +21 7 £280 -30.00% 1
East Midlands -9 7 £245 -18.33%
East of England -15 6 £300 +46.34% 1
West Midlands +19 5 £293 -11.36% 2
Yorkshire 0 5 £325 - 3
North East +58 3 - -
Server Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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.

1 176 (82.24%) Windows
2 145 (67.76%) Windows Server
3 130 (60.75%) Active Directory
4 101 (47.20%) VMware
5 86 (40.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 84 (39.25%) Microsoft
7 67 (31.31%) Windows Server 2008
8 57 (26.64%) Windows Server 2003
9 53 (24.77%) MS Exchange
10 48 (22.43%) DNS
10 48 (22.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 48 (22.43%) PowerShell
11 43 (20.09%) SQL Server
12 37 (17.29%) Security Cleared
12 37 (17.29%) SCCM
13 36 (16.82%) HP
13 36 (16.82%) SAN
14 35 (16.36%) Firewall
15 34 (15.89%) Finance
15 34 (15.89%) Microsoft Certification
16 31 (14.49%) ITIL
16 31 (14.49%) Linux
17 30 (14.02%) Cisco
17 30 (14.02%) Migration
17 30 (14.02%) Office 365
18 28 (13.08%) VMware ESXi
18 28 (13.08%) Hyper-V
18 28 (13.08%) SQL
18 28 (13.08%) Citrix
19 27 (12.62%) DHCP

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 53 (24.77%) MS Exchange
2 23 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (8.41%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.61%) IIS
4 12 (5.61%) Skype for Business
5 10 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (3.27%) WebSphere
6 7 (3.27%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.80%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.87%) Apache
9 3 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (0.93%) Confluence
10 2 (0.93%) Documentum
10 2 (0.93%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.47%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.47%) IBM HTTP Server
11 1 (0.47%) SAS
11 1 (0.47%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (4.21%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.80%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.93%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 30 (14.02%) Office 365
2 24 (11.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.80%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.40%) IaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.47%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.47%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.47%) PaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 48 (22.43%) DNS
2 36 (16.82%) SAN
3 35 (16.36%) Firewall
4 27 (12.62%) DHCP
5 20 (9.35%) LAN
6 19 (8.88%) TCP/IP
7 14 (6.54%) WAN
8 10 (4.67%) VoIP
9 9 (4.21%) SSL
10 8 (3.74%) LDAP
11 7 (3.27%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (2.80%) Internet
12 6 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (2.80%) Wireless
13 5 (2.34%) ADSL
13 5 (2.34%) NAS
13 5 (2.34%) PBX
13 5 (2.34%) Skype
14 4 (1.87%) VPN
15 3 (1.40%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (20.09%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.74%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.34%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (2.34%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.40%) DB2
4 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.47%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.47%) MS Access
6 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.87%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.40%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.40%) JIRA
2 3 (1.40%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.93%) JUnit
4 1 (0.47%) GitLab
4 1 (0.47%) Introscope
4 1 (0.47%) MSI
4 1 (0.47%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.47%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.47%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.47%) Subversion
General
1 34 (15.89%) Finance
2 13 (6.07%) Banking
3 9 (4.21%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.27%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.80%) Electronics
5 6 (2.80%) Marketing
6 5 (2.34%) Retail
7 4 (1.87%) Back Office
7 4 (1.87%) Local Government
7 4 (1.87%) Military
8 1 (0.47%) Advertising
8 1 (0.47%) Automotive
8 1 (0.47%) Law
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.27%) Middleware
2 4 (1.87%) Software Packaging
2 4 (1.87%) WAP
2 4 (1.87%) XML
3 2 (0.93%) .NET
3 2 (0.93%) Spring
3 2 (0.93%) Spring MVC
3 2 (0.93%) Web Services
4 1 (0.47%) EntireX
4 1 (0.47%) J2EE
4 1 (0.47%) Lambda Expressions
4 1 (0.47%) LINQ
4 1 (0.47%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.47%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.75%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.67%) Clustering
3 8 (3.74%) PKI
4 6 (2.80%) Replication
4 6 (2.80%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.34%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (2.34%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.34%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.34%) NHS
6 3 (1.40%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.40%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.40%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.93%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.93%) EPoS
8 1 (0.47%) CESG
8 1 (0.47%) DataPower
8 1 (0.47%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.47%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 176 (82.24%) Windows
2 145 (67.76%) Windows Server
3 86 (40.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 67 (31.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (26.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (14.49%) Linux
7 14 (6.54%) Unix
7 14 (6.54%) Windows 7
8 11 (5.14%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.34%) AIX
9 5 (2.34%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (2.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.87%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (1.87%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.40%) Android
11 3 (1.40%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.40%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.40%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.93%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (14.49%) ITIL
2 30 (14.02%) Migration
3 13 (6.07%) Server Building
4 11 (5.14%) Configuration Management
5 10 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (4.67%) Load Balancing
5 10 (4.67%) Service Management
6 9 (4.21%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (4.21%) ITIL V3
7 8 (3.74%) Business Intelligence
7 8 (3.74%) Change Management
7 8 (3.74%) Patch Management
7 8 (3.74%) Problem Management
8 7 (3.27%) Proactive Monitoring
9 6 (2.80%) Asset Management
9 6 (2.80%) Digital Marketing
9 6 (2.80%) High Availability
9 6 (2.80%) ITSM
9 6 (2.80%) Programme Management
10 5 (2.34%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (22.43%) PowerShell
2 28 (13.08%) SQL
3 8 (3.74%) VBScript
4 7 (3.27%) Perl
5 6 (2.80%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.34%) Java
6 5 (2.34%) Korn
7 3 (1.40%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.93%) Jython
8 2 (0.93%) Python
8 2 (0.93%) VB
9 1 (0.47%) C#
9 1 (0.47%) C++
9 1 (0.47%) PHP
9 1 (0.47%) Ruby
9 1 (0.47%) VB6
9 1 (0.47%) VC++
Qualifications
1 37 (17.29%) Security Cleared
2 34 (15.89%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (11.21%) SC Cleared
4 23 (10.75%) MCSE
5 14 (6.54%) MCSA
6 10 (4.67%) MCITP
7 9 (4.21%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.74%) MCP
9 6 (2.80%) CCNA
9 6 (2.80%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (2.80%) Degree
10 3 (1.40%) MCSD
11 2 (0.93%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.93%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.47%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.47%) CISA
12 1 (0.47%) CISM
12 1 (0.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.27%) SLA
2 4 (1.87%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.47%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 130 (60.75%) Active Directory
2 48 (22.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (13.08%) Hyper-V
3 28 (13.08%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (7.48%) vSphere
5 15 (7.01%) XenApp
6 12 (5.61%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (3.74%) VMware Server
8 7 (3.27%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (2.34%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (1.87%) Firmware
11 3 (1.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.93%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.93%) vCloud
13 1 (0.47%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.47%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.47%) UAG
13 1 (0.47%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 37 (17.29%) SCCM
2 22 (10.28%) SCOM
3 9 (4.21%) WSUS
4 7 (3.27%) Ansible
5 6 (2.80%) Failover Clustering
5 6 (2.80%) McAfee ePO
5 6 (2.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (2.80%) NetBackup
5 6 (2.80%) vCenter Server
6 5 (2.34%) Netcool
6 5 (2.34%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 4 (1.87%) Nessus
7 4 (1.87%) Puppet
8 3 (1.40%) Dollar Universe
8 3 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (0.93%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.93%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
9 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
9 2 (0.93%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 101 (47.20%) VMware
2 84 (39.25%) Microsoft
3 36 (16.82%) HP
4 30 (14.02%) Cisco
5 28 (13.08%) Citrix
6 21 (9.81%) NetApp
7 17 (7.94%) Dell
8 16 (7.48%) Oracle
9 12 (5.61%) Sophos
10 11 (5.14%) IBM
11 10 (4.67%) McAfee
11 10 (4.67%) Veeam
12 8 (3.74%) Red Hat
13 7 (3.27%) CheckPoint
13 7 (3.27%) EMC
14 6 (2.80%) SAP
14 6 (2.80%) ServiceNow
14 6 (2.80%) SolarWinds
15 5 (2.34%) F5
15 5 (2.34%) Symantec
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