Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Server Support Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 20 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 Support Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 814 847 832
Rank change year-on-year +33 -15 -64
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support Engineer 35 29 39
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.037% 0.030% 0.037%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.039% 0.032% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 30 19
England median daily rate £325 £218 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +49.43% -20.91% -6.78%
10th Percentile £193 £174 £221
90th Percentile £400 £326 £328
UK median daily rate £313 £225 £275
% change year-on-year +38.89% -18.18% -5.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
England median hourly rate £19.66 £15.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.07% -25.93% -33.61%
10th Percentile £18.60 £14.00 £16.98
90th Percentile £20.73 £16.00 £32.50
UK median hourly rate £19.66 £18.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +9.22% -11.11% -33.61%

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 89119 91561 99256
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.76% 94.77% 94.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 59385 60311 64207
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 2639 2960 3840
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £46.96 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

Server Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Support Engineer in England

Server Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Support Engineer in England

Server Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Support Engineer in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Support Engineer in England

Server Support 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 Support Engineer in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Support Engineer in England

Server Support 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 Support Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 20 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
South East +9 11 £369 +105.93%
East of England -7 10 £325 +71.05%
London -10 8 £250 -15.61%
North of England +48 2 £218 -3.33%
Midlands +18 2 £400 +100.00% 1
Yorkshire +13 2 £218 -
South West +12 2 £195 -44.29%
West Midlands +24 1 £400 +233.33% 1
East Midlands +2 1 £400 +50.94%
Server Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, Server Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 22 (62.86%) VMware
3 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
4 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
6 13 (37.14%) Windows Server
7 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
7 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (25.71%) SAN
8 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
8 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
9 8 (22.86%) vSphere
9 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
9 8 (22.86%) Citrix
9 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
10 7 (20.00%) HP
10 7 (20.00%) ITIL
10 7 (20.00%) NetBackup
10 7 (20.00%) SCCM
11 6 (17.14%) Blackberry
11 6 (17.14%) DHCP
11 6 (17.14%) DNS
12 5 (14.29%) Cisco
12 5 (14.29%) Unix
12 5 (14.29%) Linux
12 5 (14.29%) NAS
12 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
13 4 (11.43%) Proactive Monitoring
13 4 (11.43%) Hardware Maintenance

Server Support 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 9 (25.71%) SharePoint
2 8 (22.86%) MS Exchange
3 4 (11.43%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.86%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (11.43%) Office 365
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.71%) SAN
2 6 (17.14%) DHCP
2 6 (17.14%) DNS
3 5 (14.29%) NAS
4 4 (11.43%) Skype
5 3 (8.57%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (8.57%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.86%) Internet
6 1 (2.86%) LAN
6 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Blackberry
2 4 (11.43%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (11.43%) PKI
3 2 (5.71%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.71%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.86%) Clustering
4 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.86%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 28 (80.00%) Windows
2 15 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (37.14%) Windows Server
5 11 (31.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (14.29%) Linux
6 5 (14.29%) Unix
7 2 (5.71%) Android
8 1 (2.86%) Solaris
8 1 (2.86%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.86%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) ITIL
2 4 (11.43%) Hardware Maintenance
2 4 (11.43%) Proactive Monitoring
2 4 (11.43%) Server Building
3 3 (8.57%) DevOps
4 2 (5.71%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.71%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.86%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.86%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.86%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.86%) Information Management
5 1 (2.86%) IT Asset Management
5 1 (2.86%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.86%) Migration
5 1 (2.86%) Release Management
5 1 (2.86%) Service Management
5 1 (2.86%) Ticket Management
5 1 (2.86%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.71%) SQL
3 1 (2.86%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (37.14%) Security Cleared
2 11 (31.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.57%) DV Cleared
5 1 (2.86%) MCDST
5 1 (2.86%) MCP
5 1 (2.86%) MCSA
5 1 (2.86%) MCSE
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.86%) vSphere
3 4 (11.43%) VMware Server
3 4 (11.43%) XenApp
3 4 (11.43%) XenDesktop
4 3 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (8.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (5.71%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) NetBackup
1 7 (20.00%) SCCM
2 4 (11.43%) SCOM
2 4 (11.43%) SCSM
2 4 (11.43%) SCVMM
3 1 (2.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.86%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (2.86%) Netcool
3 1 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (62.86%) VMware
2 8 (22.86%) Citrix
2 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
3 7 (20.00%) HP
4 5 (14.29%) Cisco
5 4 (11.43%) NetApp
5 4 (11.43%) SolarWinds
5 4 (11.43%) ThinPrint
6 2 (5.71%) Apple
6 2 (5.71%) Oracle
6 2 (5.71%) Sophos
7 1 (2.86%) Clearswift
7 1 (2.86%) Dell
7 1 (2.86%) Extreme Networks
7 1 (2.86%) McAfee
7 1 (2.86%) Veeam
7 1 (2.86%) Veritas