Period
to 27 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £450 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 501 382 454
Rank change year-on-year -119 +72 +74
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 84 26 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.22% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.24% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 20 47
10th Percentile £350 £279 £261
25th Percentile £400 £309 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +6.58%
75th Percentile £510 £450 £563
90th Percentile £638 £486 £630
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
10th Percentile - - £27.18
25th Percentile - £29.23 £28.23
Median hourly rate - £29.65 £29.99
Median % change year-on-year - -1.12% -13.11%
75th Percentile - £30.08 £31.74
90th Percentile - - £32.79
England median hourly rate £23.50 £29.08 £23.75
% change year-on-year -19.17% +22.42% +43.94%

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 35,041 16,484 27,841
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 91.94% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,528 12,008 20,312
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £670 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 136 361
10th Percentile £14.93 £18.25 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.94 £22.52 £16.08
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.52 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.43% +59.60% +7.69%
75th Percentile £49.25 £52.06 £39.25
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% -

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in London

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Server Engineer in London.

Daily rate trend for Server Engineer in London

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Server Engineer in London over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Server Engineer in London

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Server Engineer in London.

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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -47 7 £425 +6.25% 5
North London +1 4 £400 +45.45%
West London - 2 £350 -
South London -12 1 £550 +83.33% 1
East London - 1 £350 - 1
Server Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 64 (76.19%) Windows
2 61 (72.62%) Windows Server
3 48 (57.14%) Active Directory
4 47 (55.95%) VMware
5 39 (46.43%) PowerShell
6 33 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 26 (30.95%) Microsoft
8 24 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 22 (26.19%) Azure
10 19 (22.62%) Windows Server 2008
10 19 (22.62%) Ansible
11 18 (21.43%) AWS
11 18 (21.43%) DNS
12 16 (19.05%) SCCM
13 15 (17.86%) VMware ESXi
13 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (16.67%) Serverless
14 14 (16.67%) Python
14 14 (16.67%) Citrix
15 13 (15.48%) ITIL
15 13 (15.48%) Microsoft 365
15 13 (15.48%) AWS Lambda
15 13 (15.48%) DevOps
16 12 (14.29%) SQL
16 12 (14.29%) Kerberos
16 12 (14.29%) TCP/IP
16 12 (14.29%) Banking
16 12 (14.29%) Finance
16 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
17 11 (13.10%) Virtual Servers

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 8 (9.52%) IIS
1 8 (9.52%) SharePoint
2 6 (7.14%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (5.95%) Confluence
4 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.57%) MS Exchange
5 1 (1.19%) CMS
5 1 (1.19%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.19%) JBoss
5 1 (1.19%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 22 (26.19%) Azure
2 18 (21.43%) AWS
3 14 (16.67%) Serverless
4 13 (15.48%) AWS Lambda
4 13 (15.48%) Microsoft 365
5 10 (11.90%) IaaS
6 8 (9.52%) Amazon ECS
6 8 (9.52%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (9.52%) AWS Fargate
7 7 (8.33%) Amazon SageMaker
7 7 (8.33%) AWS CodeBuild
7 7 (8.33%) AWS CodePipeline
7 7 (8.33%) Nutanix
8 5 (5.95%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (5.95%) GitHub
9 4 (4.76%) GCP
9 4 (4.76%) SaaS
10 3 (3.57%) Amazon S3
10 3 (3.57%) CloudFront
10 3 (3.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.43%) DNS
2 12 (14.29%) Kerberos
2 12 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 11 (13.10%) SAN
4 10 (11.90%) DHCP
5 7 (8.33%) Firewall
5 7 (8.33%) SSL
6 6 (7.14%) HTTPS
6 6 (7.14%) Wireshark
7 4 (4.76%) NetScaler
8 3 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (3.57%) iSCSI
8 3 (3.57%) VSAN
9 2 (2.38%) NAS
10 1 (1.19%) HTTP
10 1 (1.19%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.33%) Big Data
3 3 (3.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.19%) Data Lake
4 1 (1.19%) Redis
Development Applications
1 7 (8.33%) Git (software)
2 6 (7.14%) Artifactory
3 5 (5.95%) JIRA
3 5 (5.95%) Subversion
3 5 (5.95%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.19%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.19%) GitLab
4 1 (1.19%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (14.29%) Banking
1 12 (14.29%) Finance
2 6 (7.14%) Organisational Skills
2 6 (7.14%) Social Skills
3 4 (4.76%) Documentation Skills
3 4 (4.76%) Local Government
4 3 (3.57%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.38%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.90%) REST
2 8 (9.52%) LDAP
3 6 (7.14%) Middleware
4 5 (5.95%) Web Services
5 3 (3.57%) Node.js
6 2 (2.38%) SAML
7 1 (1.19%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.19%) CSS
7 1 (1.19%) EDI
7 1 (1.19%) GraphQL
7 1 (1.19%) HTML
7 1 (1.19%) Lambda Expressions
7 1 (1.19%) OAuth
7 1 (1.19%) React
7 1 (1.19%) SOAP
7 1 (1.19%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.71%) Clustering
2 7 (8.33%) Replication
3 5 (5.95%) NHS
4 3 (3.57%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.19%) BBC
5 1 (1.19%) CMDB
5 1 (1.19%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.19%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.19%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 64 (76.19%) Windows
2 61 (72.62%) Windows Server
3 19 (22.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (7.14%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (3.57%) VMS
8 2 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.19%) AIX
9 1 (1.19%) Linux
9 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.19%) Solaris
9 1 (1.19%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.19%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.19%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (15.48%) DevOps
2 13 (15.48%) ITIL
3 9 (10.71%) Infrastructure as Code
4 8 (9.52%) CI/CD
5 7 (8.33%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.33%) Data Science
5 7 (8.33%) High Availability
5 7 (8.33%) Machine Learning
5 7 (8.33%) Migration
6 6 (7.14%) Capacity Management
6 6 (7.14%) Data Security
6 6 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (7.14%) ITSM
6 6 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
6 6 (7.14%) Security Hardening
6 6 (7.14%) Server Monitoring
6 6 (7.14%) Time Management
7 5 (5.95%) API Integration
7 5 (5.95%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 39 (46.43%) PowerShell
2 14 (16.67%) Python
3 12 (14.29%) SQL
4 5 (5.95%) VBA
5 2 (2.38%) TypeScript
5 2 (2.38%) VBScript
6 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.19%) Perl
6 1 (1.19%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (8.33%) MCSE
1 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (3.57%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.38%) Degree
3 2 (2.38%) SC Cleared
4 1 (1.19%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.19%) CCNA
4 1 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.19%) CISSP
4 1 (1.19%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.52%) SLA
2 5 (5.95%) GDPR
3 4 (4.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.19%) COBIT
4 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.19%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (1.19%) NIST
System Software
1 48 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 33 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (17.86%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (13.10%) Virtual Servers
5 8 (9.52%) Docker
6 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (7.14%) vSphere
7 5 (5.95%) Hyper-V
8 3 (3.57%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (3.57%) XenApp
9 2 (2.38%) NFS
10 1 (1.19%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (1.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (22.62%) Ansible
2 16 (19.05%) SCCM
3 7 (8.33%) EMC NetWorker
4 6 (7.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 6 (7.14%) BladeLogic
4 6 (7.14%) ITRS Geneos
4 6 (7.14%) PowerCLI
5 5 (5.95%) Control-M
5 5 (5.95%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (5.95%) Netcool
5 5 (5.95%) QRadar
5 5 (5.95%) Tivoli
5 5 (5.95%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (4.76%) Nessus
6 4 (4.76%) VxRail
6 4 (4.76%) WSUS
7 3 (3.57%) Kubernetes
8 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (2.38%) MobiControl
8 2 (2.38%) Terraform
Vendors
1 47 (55.95%) VMware
2 26 (30.95%) Microsoft
3 14 (16.67%) Citrix
4 11 (13.10%) Cisco
4 11 (13.10%) Splunk
5 10 (11.90%) Dell
6 9 (10.71%) Qualys
6 9 (10.71%) SolarWinds
7 8 (9.52%) EMC
8 7 (8.33%) IBM
9 6 (7.14%) Altiris
10 5 (5.95%) BMC
10 5 (5.95%) Commvault
10 5 (5.95%) CyberArk
10 5 (5.95%) Veeam
11 4 (4.76%) EqualLogic
11 4 (4.76%) NetApp
11 4 (4.76%) Oracle
11 4 (4.76%) Palo Alto
12 3 (3.57%) Nimble Storage