Period
to 15 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 15 August 2020.

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
15 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 325 477 545
Rank change year-on-year +152 +68 -5
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 44 103 103
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.30% 0.26% 0.23%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.27% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 79 76
Median daily rate £350 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -22.22% +33.33% -3.57%
10th Percentile £188 £276 £150
90th Percentile £530 £550 £516
England median daily rate £335 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -16.25% +23.08% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Median hourly rate £31.50 £27.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +8.00% -21.88%
England median hourly rate £26.00 £23.75 £23.75
% change year-on-year +9.47% - -8.65%

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 13,711 37,475 43,118
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.51% 94.09% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,263 26,830 31,163
Median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +4.17%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £313
90th Percentile £713 £675 £675
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 493 621
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +5.00% -4.83%
10th Percentile £17.97 £12.30 £13.13
90th Percentile £54.60 £58.75 £51.25
Median hourly rate £27.42 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year +37.11% +8.11% -

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 15 August 2020.

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 15 August 2020. 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
West London +70 10 £200 -52.94% 1
Central London +109 3 £450 -5.26%
South London +47 3 £300 -11.11%
East London - 2 £220 - 1
Server Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 15 August 2020, 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 30 (68.18%) Windows
2 26 (59.09%) VMware
3 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
4 24 (54.55%) Windows Server
5 23 (52.27%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (45.45%) Windows Server 2016
7 17 (38.64%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (31.82%) PowerShell
9 12 (27.27%) Banking
9 12 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (27.27%) HP
10 10 (22.73%) Dell
10 10 (22.73%) SIEM
11 9 (20.45%) DNS
11 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
11 9 (20.45%) Linux
12 8 (18.18%) DHCP
12 8 (18.18%) Citrix
12 8 (18.18%) Firewall
12 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 7 (15.91%) Office 365
13 7 (15.91%) vSphere
13 7 (15.91%) Migration
13 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
14 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
14 6 (13.64%) Finance
15 5 (11.36%) NHS
15 5 (11.36%) Blackberry
15 5 (11.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server

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 7 (15.91%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (6.82%) IIS
3 3 (6.82%) Skype for Business
4 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.27%) Content Management Server
Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 7 (15.91%) Office 365
2 5 (11.36%) Azure
3 4 (9.09%) AWS
4 3 (6.82%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (6.82%) IaaS
4 3 (6.82%) PaaS
4 3 (6.82%) Serverless
5 2 (4.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (4.55%) Amazon Cognito
5 2 (4.55%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (4.55%) AWS Step Functions
6 1 (2.27%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (2.27%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (2.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 1 (2.27%) AWS CloudTrail
6 1 (2.27%) AWS CodeCommit
6 1 (2.27%) AWS CodePipeline
6 1 (2.27%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (2.27%) OneDrive
6 1 (2.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.45%) DNS
2 8 (18.18%) DHCP
2 8 (18.18%) Firewall
3 5 (11.36%) SAN
4 4 (9.09%) NetScaler
5 3 (6.82%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (6.82%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (6.82%) Skype
6 2 (4.55%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.55%) VPN
7 1 (2.27%) LAN
7 1 (2.27%) Network Security
7 1 (2.27%) SMTP
7 1 (2.27%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.55%) Amazon Aurora
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 1 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.27%) MySQL
3 1 (2.27%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.27%) Redis
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Git (software)
1 2 (4.55%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (27.27%) Banking
2 6 (13.64%) Finance
3 2 (4.55%) Public Sector
4 1 (2.27%) Front Office
4 1 (2.27%) Law
4 1 (2.27%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.55%) Node.js
2 1 (2.27%) .NET
2 1 (2.27%) Django
2 1 (2.27%) FIX Protocol
2 1 (2.27%) GraphQL
2 1 (2.27%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.36%) Blackberry
1 5 (11.36%) NHS
1 5 (11.36%) Smartphone
2 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.55%) Cloud Native
3 2 (4.55%) Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.27%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (68.18%) Windows
2 24 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 23 (52.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (45.45%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (20.45%) Linux
6 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (11.36%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (6.82%) Windows 7
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (22.73%) SIEM
2 8 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 7 (15.91%) Migration
4 5 (11.36%) Break/Fix
5 3 (6.82%) DevOps
5 3 (6.82%) ITIL
5 3 (6.82%) Server Building
6 1 (2.27%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (2.27%) Change Management
6 1 (2.27%) Content Management
6 1 (2.27%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (2.27%) E-Commerce
6 1 (2.27%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (2.27%) Performance Testing
6 1 (2.27%) Problem Management
6 1 (2.27%) Project Planning
6 1 (2.27%) Scrum
6 1 (2.27%) Software Engineering
6 1 (2.27%) Use Case
6 1 (2.27%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (31.82%) PowerShell
2 3 (6.82%) Java
2 3 (6.82%) Python
2 3 (6.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (27.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 5 (11.36%) SC Cleared
2 5 (11.36%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.27%) AWS Certification
3 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
2 17 (38.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (15.91%) vSphere
4 5 (11.36%) Hyper-V
5 4 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (9.09%) XenApp
5 4 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 3 (6.82%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 2 (4.55%) Docker
8 1 (2.27%) Microcode
8 1 (2.27%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 4 (9.09%) SCOM
2 3 (6.82%) AirWatch
2 3 (6.82%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (6.82%) Terraform
2 3 (6.82%) vRealize
3 2 (4.55%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.55%) HP SIM
3 2 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (4.55%) SCCM
4 1 (2.27%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.27%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (2.27%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
4 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 26 (59.09%) VMware
2 12 (27.27%) HP
3 10 (22.73%) Dell
4 9 (20.45%) Microsoft
5 8 (18.18%) Citrix
6 5 (11.36%) Symantec
7 4 (9.09%) Bloomberg
7 4 (9.09%) Cisco
8 3 (6.82%) Barracuda Networks
8 3 (6.82%) EMC
8 3 (6.82%) IronPort
8 3 (6.82%) MobileIron
8 3 (6.82%) Palo Alto
8 3 (6.82%) Reuters
9 2 (4.55%) arcserve
9 2 (4.55%) CA
9 2 (4.55%) Huawei
9 2 (4.55%) Red Hat
9 2 (4.55%) SolarWinds
9 2 (4.55%) Veeam