The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £145 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 3 months to 30 April 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
South East / Kent
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 45 59 32
Rank change year-on-year +14 -27  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 2 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 0.66% 0.85% 1.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.87% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 3
Median daily rate £145 £180 £255
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.44% -29.41%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £24.13 £20.09
% change year-on-year +7.77% +20.06%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Kent. 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
Kent
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 284 459 225
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 93.42% 97.87% 92.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 342 100
Median daily rate £375 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £188 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £396 £375
% change year-on-year +1.13% +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 11 14
Median hourly rate £27.38 £13.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.61% -18.75%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £9.00 £12.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.92 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.83
% change year-on-year - +4.01%  

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in Kent

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Engineer in Kent

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Kent

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer in Kent

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Kent

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 Kent region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
Maidstone - 2 £145 -
Server Engineer
South East

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 25 Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 Kent region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCSA
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (62.50%) SolarWinds
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (62.50%) Server Patching
4 5 (62.50%) MCITP
4 5 (62.50%) Nessus
4 5 (62.50%) LANDesk
4 5 (62.50%) Finance
4 5 (62.50%) VMware
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (62.50%) MCP
4 5 (62.50%) MCSE
5 3 (37.50%) NHS
6 2 (25.00%) Change Management
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) High Availability
7 1 (12.50%) Brocade
7 1 (12.50%) Statistics
7 1 (12.50%) Cisco
7 1 (12.50%) Linux

Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Kent 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:

General
1 5 (62.50%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) Server Patching
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) High Availability
3 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 7 (87.50%) MCSA
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) MCITP
2 5 (62.50%) MCP
2 5 (62.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (62.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) LANDesk
2 5 (62.50%) SolarWinds
2 5 (62.50%) VMware
3 1 (12.50%) Brocade
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco