The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 3 months to 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Engineer
UK / England
Rank 471 410 324
Rank change year-on-year -61 -86  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 114 209 301
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.27% 0.43% 0.63%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.45% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 140 190
Median daily rate £330 £325 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.53% +6.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £195 £180 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £295 £275
% change year-on-year +6.77% +7.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 37
Median hourly rate £21.75 £21.00 £20.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +2.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.50 £18.80 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.13 £45.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +2.38% +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 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 39636 46701 45542
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 94.83% 95.21% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 25783 30610 27944
Median daily rate £433 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £263 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1372 1458 1840
Median hourly rate £18.50 £18.75 £17.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.33% +4.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.33 £11.30 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £47.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 25 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 25 March 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 25 March 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 +8 46 £375 +7.14% 10
South East -17 30 £330 +25.71% 7
North West +16 8 £300 - 6
East Midlands -1 6 £315 -3.07%
West Midlands +9 5 £300 -9.77% 1
South West -4 5 £238 -13.63% 1
East of England -10 5 £338 +17.39% 2
Yorkshire +4 4 £363 +133.87% 2
North East -8 4 £390 +32.20%
Server Engineer
UK

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 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 England region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 183 (80.26%) Windows
2 157 (68.86%) Windows Server
3 130 (57.02%) Active Directory
4 110 (48.25%) VMware
5 97 (42.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 80 (35.09%) Microsoft
7 73 (32.02%) Windows Server 2008
8 62 (27.19%) DNS
9 57 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 50 (21.93%) PowerShell
11 40 (17.54%) SCCM
11 40 (17.54%) SQL Server
12 39 (17.11%) MS Exchange
13 38 (16.67%) Security Cleared
14 36 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
15 35 (15.35%) ITIL
15 35 (15.35%) Linux
15 35 (15.35%) HP
16 33 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
17 32 (14.04%) Firewall
18 31 (13.60%) DHCP
18 31 (13.60%) SC Cleared
19 30 (13.16%) SAN
20 29 (12.72%) Citrix
20 29 (12.72%) SQL
20 29 (12.72%) Hyper-V
21 28 (12.28%) Cisco
21 28 (12.28%) Migration
22 27 (11.84%) Finance
22 27 (11.84%) vSphere

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 39 (17.11%) MS Exchange
2 20 (8.77%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (5.70%) Skype for Business
4 11 (4.82%) IIS
5 7 (3.07%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.07%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.63%) WebLogic
6 6 (2.63%) WebSphere
6 6 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (1.75%) Apache
8 3 (1.32%) Confluence
8 3 (1.32%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.44%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 1 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.44%) Cloud Foundry
9 1 (0.44%) JBoss
9 1 (0.44%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.44%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 19 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.07%) MS Office
3 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 26 (11.40%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (9.21%) Office 365
3 9 (3.95%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.75%) IaaS
5 2 (0.88%) GitHub
6 1 (0.44%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.44%) Sumo Logic
6 1 (0.44%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 62 (27.19%) DNS
2 32 (14.04%) Firewall
3 31 (13.60%) DHCP
4 30 (13.16%) SAN
5 18 (7.89%) TCP/IP
6 13 (5.70%) VoIP
7 12 (5.26%) LAN
8 11 (4.82%) Internet
8 11 (4.82%) WAN
9 8 (3.51%) Skype
10 7 (3.07%) Intranet
10 7 (3.07%) LDAP
10 7 (3.07%) Remote Desktop
11 6 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (2.63%) VPN
12 5 (2.19%) SSL
12 5 (2.19%) VLAN
13 4 (1.75%) NAS
13 4 (1.75%) Unified Communications
13 4 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (1.32%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (1.32%) DB2
3 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.88%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.44%) MS Access
5 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.44%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 6 (2.63%) Jenkins
2 4 (1.75%) JIRA
3 3 (1.32%) Git (software)
3 3 (1.32%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.44%) GitLab
4 1 (0.44%) Introscope
4 1 (0.44%) Metasploit
4 1 (0.44%) MSI
4 1 (0.44%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.44%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.44%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 27 (11.84%) Finance
2 12 (5.26%) Banking
3 8 (3.51%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.07%) Retail
5 4 (1.75%) Law
6 2 (0.88%) Back Office
6 2 (0.88%) Legal
7 1 (0.44%) Advertising
7 1 (0.44%) Local Government
7 1 (0.44%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.07%) Middleware
2 6 (2.63%) XML
3 4 (1.75%) Software Packaging
4 3 (1.32%) WAP
5 1 (0.44%) .NET
5 1 (0.44%) CSS
5 1 (0.44%) EntireX
5 1 (0.44%) HTML
5 1 (0.44%) J2EE
5 1 (0.44%) JSON
5 1 (0.44%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (10.09%) Data Centre
2 11 (4.82%) Clustering
3 7 (3.07%) PKI
3 7 (3.07%) Replication
4 5 (2.19%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (2.19%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.75%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (0.88%) Computer Science
6 2 (0.88%) EPoS
6 2 (0.88%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.88%) NHS
6 2 (0.88%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.44%) CESG
7 1 (0.44%) DataPower
7 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
7 1 (0.44%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 183 (80.26%) Windows
2 157 (68.86%) Windows Server
3 97 (42.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 73 (32.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (15.35%) Linux
7 20 (8.77%) Windows 7
8 12 (5.26%) Unix
9 9 (3.95%) Windows 10
10 7 (3.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (2.63%) AIX
12 5 (2.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 4 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (1.32%) SUSE
14 3 (1.32%) VMS
14 3 (1.32%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.32%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.88%) Solaris
15 2 (0.88%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (15.35%) ITIL
2 28 (12.28%) Migration
3 16 (7.02%) Server Building
4 12 (5.26%) Configuration Management
5 9 (3.95%) High Availability
5 9 (3.95%) Problem Management
6 7 (3.07%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (3.07%) Change Control
6 7 (3.07%) ITIL V3
7 6 (2.63%) Capacity Management
7 6 (2.63%) Change Management
7 6 (2.63%) Data Protection
7 6 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (2.63%) Load Balancing
7 6 (2.63%) Service Management
8 5 (2.19%) Incident Management
8 5 (2.19%) Server Patching
8 5 (2.19%) Software Deployment
8 5 (2.19%) Time Management
9 4 (1.75%) Logistics
Programming Languages
1 50 (21.93%) PowerShell
2 29 (12.72%) SQL
3 12 (5.26%) VBScript
4 9 (3.95%) Perl
5 7 (3.07%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.19%) Korn
7 4 (1.75%) Python
7 4 (1.75%) VB
8 3 (1.32%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.88%) C
9 2 (0.88%) Jython
10 1 (0.44%) C++
10 1 (0.44%) Java
10 1 (0.44%) PHP
10 1 (0.44%) Ruby
10 1 (0.44%) VB6
10 1 (0.44%) VC++
Qualifications
1 38 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 33 (14.47%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (13.60%) SC Cleared
4 20 (8.77%) MCSE
5 14 (6.14%) MCSA
6 12 (5.26%) MCITP
7 7 (3.07%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (3.07%) MCP
8 6 (2.63%) CCNA
9 5 (2.19%) Degree
10 4 (1.75%) MCTS
11 3 (1.32%) MCSD
12 2 (0.88%) AWS Certification
12 2 (0.88%) CCNP
12 2 (0.88%) CEH
12 2 (0.88%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.88%) RHCT
12 2 (0.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 1 (0.44%) CISA
13 1 (0.44%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.63%) SLA
2 3 (1.32%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 130 (57.02%) Active Directory
2 36 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (12.72%) Hyper-V
4 27 (11.84%) vSphere
5 19 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (7.02%) VMware ESX
6 16 (7.02%) XenApp
7 12 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (3.07%) XenDesktop
9 5 (2.19%) VMware Server
10 4 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.32%) Firmware
12 2 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 1 (0.44%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.44%) NFS
13 1 (0.44%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.44%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.44%) Veritas File System
13 1 (0.44%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 40 (17.54%) SCCM
2 14 (6.14%) SCOM
3 8 (3.51%) McAfee ePO
4 7 (3.07%) Ansible
4 7 (3.07%) Failover Clustering
5 6 (2.63%) Puppet
5 6 (2.63%) WSUS
6 5 (2.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 5 (2.19%) Nessus
6 5 (2.19%) NetBackup
7 4 (1.75%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (1.75%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.32%) Dollar Universe
8 3 (1.32%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.88%) BladeLogic
9 2 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 2 (0.88%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.44%) AppManager
10 1 (0.44%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.44%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 110 (48.25%) VMware
2 80 (35.09%) Microsoft
3 35 (15.35%) HP
4 29 (12.72%) Citrix
5 28 (12.28%) Cisco
6 23 (10.09%) NetApp
7 13 (5.70%) IBM
8 12 (5.26%) Dell
9 11 (4.82%) Intel Security
9 11 (4.82%) Oracle
9 11 (4.82%) Red Hat
10 8 (3.51%) BMC
10 8 (3.51%) EMC
10 8 (3.51%) Symantec
11 7 (3.07%) CheckPoint
11 7 (3.07%) Sophos
12 6 (2.63%) ThinPrint
13 5 (2.19%) LANDesk
13 5 (2.19%) SolarWinds
14 3 (1.32%) TIBCO
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