The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £331 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 28 June 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
England / London
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 389 372 300
Rank change year-on-year -17 -72  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 33 62 135
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.29% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.17% 0.30% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 46 98
Median daily rate £331 £334 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.74% -0.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £147 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £463 £410
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £295 £300
% change year-on-year -5.08% -1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 9
Median hourly rate £18.50 - £22.83
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.05 - £18.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.35 - £25.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% +8.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19705 20681 21805
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.90% 95.27% 94.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 49190 54031 56877
Median daily rate £500 £465 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.52% +6.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £284 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £641 £631
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £399 £365
% change year-on-year +0.25% +9.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 788 774 1398
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -10.74%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £44.28 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year - +9.37%  

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 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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 3 months to 28 June 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
City of London -8 3 £425 +44.06% 2
Uxbridge - 2 - - 1
Paddington - 1 £200 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Twickenham - 1 £363 -
Server Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 London region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 59 (75.64%) Windows
2 52 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 41 (52.56%) Active Directory
4 36 (46.15%) VMware
5 33 (42.31%) Microsoft
5 33 (42.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 24 (30.77%) PowerShell
6 24 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 19 (24.36%) Office 365
8 18 (23.08%) Finance
8 18 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (21.79%) Linux
9 17 (21.79%) MS Exchange
9 17 (21.79%) SQL Server
9 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
10 16 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (20.51%) DNS
10 16 (20.51%) SAN
11 15 (19.23%) Firewall
11 15 (19.23%) ITIL
11 15 (19.23%) SCCM
12 14 (17.95%) MCSE
13 13 (16.67%) HP
13 13 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (14.10%) Citrix
14 11 (14.10%) SQL
14 11 (14.10%) vSphere
15 10 (12.82%) Banking
15 10 (12.82%) Cisco
15 10 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010

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 17 (21.79%) MS Exchange
2 10 (12.82%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.97%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (8.97%) SharePoint
4 6 (7.69%) IIS
4 6 (7.69%) WebSphere
4 6 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (5.13%) Skype for Business
6 3 (3.85%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.56%) Apache
7 2 (2.56%) Documentum
7 2 (2.56%) MS Project Server
7 2 (2.56%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.28%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 1 (1.28%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.28%) JBoss
8 1 (1.28%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (1.28%) SAS
8 1 (1.28%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (2.56%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 19 (24.36%) Office 365
2 17 (21.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.13%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (5.13%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (3.85%) IaaS
5 1 (1.28%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (1.28%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.28%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.51%) DNS
1 16 (20.51%) SAN
2 15 (19.23%) Firewall
3 9 (11.54%) SSL
4 8 (10.26%) DHCP
5 7 (8.97%) LAN
5 7 (8.97%) VoIP
6 6 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (7.69%) TCP/IP
7 5 (6.41%) WAN
8 4 (5.13%) Internet
9 3 (3.85%) LDAP
9 3 (3.85%) NAS
9 3 (3.85%) Unified Communications
9 3 (3.85%) VPN
9 3 (3.85%) Wireless
9 3 (3.85%) WLAN
10 2 (2.56%) IPv6
10 2 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (2.56%) Telepresence
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (21.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.85%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (3.85%) DB2
3 3 (3.85%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.56%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.28%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (2.56%) JUnit
2 1 (1.28%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.28%) Introscope
2 1 (1.28%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.28%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 18 (23.08%) Finance
2 10 (12.82%) Banking
3 3 (3.85%) Retail
4 2 (2.56%) Electronics
4 2 (2.56%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.56%) Marketing
4 2 (2.56%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.28%) Law
5 1 (1.28%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.97%) Middleware
2 3 (3.85%) WAP
3 2 (2.56%) .NET
3 2 (2.56%) Software Packaging
3 2 (2.56%) Spring
3 2 (2.56%) Spring MVC
3 2 (2.56%) Web Services
4 1 (1.28%) EntireX
4 1 (1.28%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
3 5 (6.41%) Clustering
4 3 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.85%) Replication
5 2 (2.56%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.56%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.56%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 59 (75.64%) Windows
2 52 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 33 (42.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (21.79%) Linux
6 13 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (10.26%) Unix
8 6 (7.69%) Windows 7
9 5 (6.41%) AIX
9 5 (6.41%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (6.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 3 (3.85%) Android
10 3 (3.85%) Apple iOS
10 3 (3.85%) Mac OS X
10 3 (3.85%) Windows 10
11 2 (2.56%) Ubuntu
11 2 (2.56%) Windows Mobile
12 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (1.28%) Solaris
12 1 (1.28%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (19.23%) ITIL
2 8 (10.26%) ITIL V3
2 8 (10.26%) Migration
3 7 (8.97%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (8.97%) Configuration Management
4 6 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (7.69%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.13%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (5.13%) Continuous Delivery
5 4 (5.13%) Proactive Monitoring
6 3 (3.85%) Change Management
6 3 (3.85%) Data Protection
6 3 (3.85%) DevOps
6 3 (3.85%) High Availability
6 3 (3.85%) ITSM
6 3 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.85%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.85%) Service Management
6 3 (3.85%) Task Automation
7 2 (2.56%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (30.77%) PowerShell
2 11 (14.10%) SQL
3 6 (7.69%) Bash Shell
3 6 (7.69%) Perl
4 5 (6.41%) Korn
5 4 (5.13%) Java
6 3 (3.85%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.56%) Python
7 2 (2.56%) VBScript
8 1 (1.28%) Jython
8 1 (1.28%) PHP
8 1 (1.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 18 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (17.95%) MCSE
3 6 (7.69%) CCNA
3 6 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (6.41%) Security Cleared
5 4 (5.13%) Degree
6 3 (3.85%) MCP
6 3 (3.85%) MCSD
6 3 (3.85%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.56%) A+ Certification
7 2 (2.56%) MCITP
7 2 (2.56%) MCSA
8 1 (1.28%) CCA
8 1 (1.28%) CCNP
8 1 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.28%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.28%) MCDST
8 1 (1.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) SLA
2 3 (3.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (52.56%) Active Directory
2 16 (20.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (14.10%) vSphere
4 9 (11.54%) Hyper-V
4 9 (11.54%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (6.41%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.56%) vCloud
6 2 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.56%) XenApp
7 1 (1.28%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.28%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (1.28%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 15 (19.23%) SCCM
2 7 (8.97%) SCOM
3 5 (6.41%) Ansible
3 5 (6.41%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (5.13%) Puppet
5 3 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 3 (3.85%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (3.85%) WSUS
6 2 (2.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.56%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.28%) CA Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.28%) Cisco Prime
7 1 (1.28%) Dollar Universe
7 1 (1.28%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (1.28%) Netcool
7 1 (1.28%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Satellite
7 1 (1.28%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 36 (46.15%) VMware
2 33 (42.31%) Microsoft
3 13 (16.67%) HP
4 11 (14.10%) Citrix
5 10 (12.82%) Cisco
6 9 (11.54%) Oracle
7 7 (8.97%) NetApp
7 7 (8.97%) Sophos
8 6 (7.69%) IBM
8 6 (7.69%) ServiceNow
9 5 (6.41%) CheckPoint
10 4 (5.13%) Google
10 4 (5.13%) McAfee
11 3 (3.85%) Aruba
11 3 (3.85%) Dell
11 3 (3.85%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.85%) Symantec
12 2 (2.56%) Adobe
12 2 (2.56%) Mercator
12 2 (2.56%) SAP
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