Period
to 25 July 2017

The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in Kent during the 6 months to 25 July 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
6 months to
25 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 67 57
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 6 8 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Kent 1.10% 1.04% 1.25%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.17% 1.06% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 11 5
Kent median daily rate £350 £178 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +96.48% -40.62% -7.69%
10th Percentile £123 £170 £201
90th Percentile £391 £310 £318
South East median daily rate £300 £275 £300
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Kent median hourly rate - - -
South East median hourly rate £19.66 £21.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -6.38% -8.70% +12.20%

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 515 753 535
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Kent 94.50% 98.17% 95.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 372 546 276
Kent median daily rate £363 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% +3.70% -3.57%
10th Percentile £163 £180 £178
90th Percentile £538 £569 £503
South East median daily rate £408 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 23 22
Kent median hourly rate £26.54 £20.83 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +27.39% +30.19% -8.57%
10th Percentile £12.68 £10.60 £9.00
90th Percentile £77.64 £129.80 £40.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -12.50% +14.32% +2.91%

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Kent

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

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 Daily Rate Histogram in Kent

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Engineer in Kent over the 6 months to 25 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 25 July 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
Maidstone - 2 £145 -
Server Engineer
South East

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) MCSA
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Change Management
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) MCP
4 2 (33.33%) MCITP
4 2 (33.33%) Finance
4 2 (33.33%) NHS
4 2 (33.33%) Server Patching
4 2 (33.33%) Server Building
4 2 (33.33%) High Availability
4 2 (33.33%) LANDesk
5 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
5 1 (16.67%) HP Storage
5 1 (16.67%) SCCM
5 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (16.67%) WSUS
5 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
5 1 (16.67%) IIS

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
1 1 (16.67%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) NHS
2 1 (16.67%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Change Management
1 2 (33.33%) High Availability
1 2 (33.33%) Server Building
1 2 (33.33%) Server Patching
2 1 (16.67%) CRM
2 1 (16.67%) ITSM
Qualifications
1 4 (66.67%) MCSA
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCITP
2 2 (33.33%) MCP
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds
3 2 (33.33%) LANDesk
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) HP