The median contractor rate for a Server Support Engineer was £200 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 Support Engineer
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 570 589 591
Rank change year-on-year +19 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support Engineer 13 31 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.030% 0.063% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.066% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 24 12
Median daily rate £200 £255 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.41% -15.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £190 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £330 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £250 £300
% change year-on-year -28.00% -16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 8
Median hourly rate £19.66 £43.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -54.27% +79.16%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £35.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year -45.00% +48.95%  

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 26673 31019 30520
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 £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1259 1391 1823
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 £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £43.28 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Server Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 3 months to 28 June 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 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
South East +21 6 £260 -20.00%
London +14 4 £225 -25.00%
South West -5 2 £195 -22.00% 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
Server Support Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (55.00%) VMware
5 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (40.00%) PowerShell
6 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
7 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
7 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
8 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 5 (25.00%) ITIL
9 5 (25.00%) HP
9 5 (25.00%) DHCP
9 5 (25.00%) DNS
10 4 (20.00%) LAN
10 4 (20.00%) SQL
10 4 (20.00%) NHS
10 4 (20.00%) Citrix
10 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (15.00%) vSphere
11 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
11 3 (15.00%) SCCM
11 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
11 3 (15.00%) Office 365
11 3 (15.00%) IIS
11 3 (15.00%) MCSA

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 7 (35.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (15.00%) IIS
3 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (15.00%) Office 365
3 2 (10.00%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) DHCP
1 5 (25.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) LAN
3 2 (10.00%) Internet
3 2 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (5.00%) NAS
4 1 (5.00%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) NHS
2 2 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) CESG
3 1 (5.00%) Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 12 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (40.00%) Windows Server
5 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (10.00%) Linux
6 2 (10.00%) Windows 7
7 1 (5.00%) Mac OS X
7 1 (5.00%) VMS
7 1 (5.00%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 3 (15.00%) Migration
2 3 (15.00%) Problem Management
3 2 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 2 (10.00%) Change Management
3 2 (10.00%) High Availability
3 2 (10.00%) Identity Management
3 2 (10.00%) Information Management
3 2 (10.00%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL V3
3 2 (10.00%) Release Management
3 2 (10.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (10.00%) Service Management
3 2 (10.00%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 4 (20.00%) SQL
3 2 (10.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (15.00%) DV Cleared
3 3 (15.00%) MCSA
4 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (5.00%) MCDST
5 1 (5.00%) MCP
5 1 (5.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 15 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (15.00%) vSphere
4 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (5.00%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 2 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
2 2 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 2 (10.00%) SCOrch
2 2 (10.00%) WSUS
3 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.00%) Netcool
3 1 (5.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) VMware
2 8 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (10.00%) Sophos
5 2 (10.00%) Veeam
6 1 (5.00%) Apple
6 1 (5.00%) Cisco
6 1 (5.00%) Dell
6 1 (5.00%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (5.00%) McAfee
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle
6 1 (5.00%) Proofpoint
6 1 (5.00%) Veritas