Period
to 6 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £475 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

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
England > London
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 474 527 561
Rank change year-on-year +53 +34 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 71 109 87
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.20% 0.23% 0.18%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.22% 0.25% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 79 45
London median daily rate £475 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +22.58% +10.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £281 £194 £224
90th Percentile £675 £525 £518
England median daily rate £370 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +5.71% +6.06% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
London median hourly rate £26.00 - £33.75
England median hourly rate £23.75 £15.25 £24.50
% change year-on-year +55.74% -37.76% -7.55%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 32,492 44,407 45,351
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.55% 94.85% 94.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,290 32,119 32,940
London median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £300
90th Percentile £675 £675 £663
England median daily rate £463 £458 £450
% change year-on-year +1.09% +1.67% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 614 554
London median hourly rate £21.78 £20.00 £20.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.90% -2.68% +7.42%
10th Percentile £12.44 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £53.75 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.25 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +4.05% -1.07% +1.89%

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in London

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Engineer in London

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Engineer in London over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Engineer in London

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer in London

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 6 December 2019. 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
Central London +53 22 £475 +11.76% 5
South London +46 3 £325 -18.24%
Server Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 December 2019, Server Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 58 (81.69%) Windows
2 55 (77.46%) Windows Server
3 35 (49.30%) Active Directory
3 35 (49.30%) VMware
4 23 (32.39%) PowerShell
5 22 (30.99%) VMware Infrastructure
6 20 (28.17%) Finance
7 19 (26.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 18 (25.35%) Microsoft
9 16 (22.54%) Banking
9 16 (22.54%) Windows Server 2008
10 14 (19.72%) Azure
10 14 (19.72%) vSphere
10 14 (19.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (16.90%) Migration
12 11 (15.49%) Office 365
13 9 (12.68%) Windows 10
14 8 (11.27%) Ansible
14 8 (11.27%) SCCM
14 8 (11.27%) DNS
14 8 (11.27%) Citrix
14 8 (11.27%) DHCP
14 8 (11.27%) Java
14 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
15 7 (9.86%) SQL
15 7 (9.86%) Derivative
15 7 (9.86%) Kafka
15 7 (9.86%) VMware ESXi
15 7 (9.86%) Data Centre
15 7 (9.86%) OTC Derivatives

Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 3 (4.23%) IIS
2 2 (2.82%) MS Exchange
2 2 (2.82%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.82%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.41%) Apache
3 1 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.41%) SAS
3 1 (1.41%) WebLogic
3 1 (1.41%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (19.72%) Azure
2 11 (15.49%) Office 365
3 5 (7.04%) AWS
4 2 (2.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon Cognito
5 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.41%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.41%) AWS Lambda
5 1 (1.41%) GitHub
5 1 (1.41%) IaaS
5 1 (1.41%) PaaS
5 1 (1.41%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 8 (11.27%) DHCP
1 8 (11.27%) DNS
2 6 (8.45%) SAN
3 4 (5.63%) LAN
3 4 (5.63%) WAN
4 3 (4.23%) HTTP
4 3 (4.23%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.82%) NAS
5 2 (2.82%) Skype
5 2 (2.82%) VLAN
5 2 (2.82%) VSAN
6 1 (1.41%) Firewall
6 1 (1.41%) FTP
6 1 (1.41%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.41%) Kerberos
6 1 (1.41%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (1.41%) SMTP
6 1 (1.41%) VoIP
6 1 (1.41%) VPN
6 1 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (11.27%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.41%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (7.04%) Git (software)
2 4 (5.63%) Hudson
3 1 (1.41%) Ant
3 1 (1.41%) git-flow
3 1 (1.41%) GitLab
3 1 (1.41%) Gradle
3 1 (1.41%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.41%) JMeter
3 1 (1.41%) JUnit
3 1 (1.41%) Maven
3 1 (1.41%) Mockito
General
1 20 (28.17%) Finance
2 16 (22.54%) Banking
3 1 (1.41%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.41%) French Language
3 1 (1.41%) Legal
3 1 (1.41%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.41%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.86%) Kafka
2 1 (1.41%) CSS
2 1 (1.41%) Elastic Stack
2 1 (1.41%) HTML
2 1 (1.41%) HTML5
2 1 (1.41%) J2EE
2 1 (1.41%) JSON
2 1 (1.41%) LDAP
2 1 (1.41%) RESTful
2 1 (1.41%) RxJava
2 1 (1.41%) SOAP
2 1 (1.41%) Spring
2 1 (1.41%) Web Services
2 1 (1.41%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.86%) Data Centre
1 7 (9.86%) Derivative
1 7 (9.86%) OTC Derivatives
2 4 (5.63%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (4.23%) Management Information System
3 3 (4.23%) Replication
4 2 (2.82%) PKI
4 2 (2.82%) Wiki
5 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.41%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.41%) Mobile Payment
5 1 (1.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 58 (81.69%) Windows
2 55 (77.46%) Windows Server
3 19 (26.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (22.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (12.68%) Windows 10
6 4 (5.63%) Linux
6 4 (5.63%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.82%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.41%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (19.72%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 12 (16.90%) Migration
3 6 (8.45%) Capacity Management
3 6 (8.45%) DevOps
4 5 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (7.04%) ITIL
4 5 (7.04%) Scrum
5 4 (5.63%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (5.63%) Investment Management
5 4 (5.63%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (5.63%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (5.63%) Security Patching
6 3 (4.23%) Collaborative Working
6 3 (4.23%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (4.23%) Critical Thinking
6 3 (4.23%) Matrix Organization
6 3 (4.23%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.23%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (4.23%) Server Building
6 3 (4.23%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 23 (32.39%) PowerShell
2 8 (11.27%) Java
3 7 (9.86%) SQL
4 2 (2.82%) VB
5 1 (1.41%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.41%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.41%) Kotlin
5 1 (1.41%) Perl
5 1 (1.41%) PHP
5 1 (1.41%) Python
5 1 (1.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.04%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.04%) Security Cleared
1 5 (7.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (2.82%) Degree
2 2 (2.82%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (2.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (2.82%) VCP6
3 1 (1.41%) CCNA
3 1 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.41%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (1.41%) DBS Check
3 1 (1.41%) DV Cleared
3 1 (1.41%) MCP
3 1 (1.41%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.04%) SLA
2 1 (1.41%) PMO
System Software
1 35 (49.30%) Active Directory
2 22 (30.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (19.72%) vSphere
4 7 (9.86%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.82%) DFS Replication
5 2 (2.82%) XenApp
5 2 (2.82%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.41%) Docker
6 1 (1.41%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (11.27%) Ansible
1 8 (11.27%) SCCM
2 4 (5.63%) vCenter Server
3 2 (2.82%) Control-M
3 2 (2.82%) HP SIM
3 2 (2.82%) NetBackup
3 2 (2.82%) SCOM
3 2 (2.82%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (1.41%) Puppet
4 1 (1.41%) WSUS
Vendors
1 35 (49.30%) VMware
2 18 (25.35%) Microsoft
3 8 (11.27%) Citrix
4 5 (7.04%) Cisco
5 4 (5.63%) EMC
5 4 (5.63%) HP
5 4 (5.63%) NetApp
6 3 (4.23%) Dell
6 3 (4.23%) SolarWinds
7 2 (2.82%) BMC
7 2 (2.82%) Ivanti
7 2 (2.82%) Qualys
7 2 (2.82%) Veritas
8 1 (1.41%) CommVault
8 1 (1.41%) Infoblox
8 1 (1.41%) IronPort
8 1 (1.41%) McAfee
8 1 (1.41%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.41%) RightFax
8 1 (1.41%) Twitter