The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 March 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
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 353 359 304
Rank change year-on-year +6 -55  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 45 72 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.33% 0.52%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.34% 0.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 55 78
Median daily rate £375 £350 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £214 £200 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £295 £275
% change year-on-year +5.93% +7.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 8
Median hourly rate £22.00 £20.05 £21.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.72% -5.52%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.63 £21.00 £20.59
% change year-on-year +7.73% +1.97%  

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 18357 21038 20420
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.81% 95.01% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 13065 15076 14090
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 283 378
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Server Engineer in the job title.

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 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 27 March 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 +9 8 £398 +11.18% 8
Enfield - 1 - -
Hackney - 1 £325 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Server Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 61 (79.22%) Windows
2 53 (68.83%) Windows Server
3 41 (53.25%) Active Directory
3 41 (53.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (45.45%) VMware
5 29 (37.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 26 (33.77%) Microsoft
7 22 (28.57%) DNS
8 21 (27.27%) PowerShell
9 20 (25.97%) Microsoft Azure
10 19 (24.68%) SCCM
10 19 (24.68%) SQL Server
11 16 (20.78%) Finance
12 15 (19.48%) Firewall
12 15 (19.48%) Linux
12 15 (19.48%) SAN
13 14 (18.18%) SQL
13 14 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (18.18%) Office 365
14 13 (16.88%) ITIL
14 13 (16.88%) MS Exchange
14 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
15 12 (15.58%) Cisco
15 12 (15.58%) HP
16 11 (14.29%) MCSE
16 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
16 11 (14.29%) Hyper-V
17 10 (12.99%) vSphere
17 10 (12.99%) Migration

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 13 (16.88%) MS Exchange
2 6 (7.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (6.49%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (6.49%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.19%) IIS
4 4 (5.19%) Skype for Business
4 4 (5.19%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.19%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (3.90%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.60%) Apache
6 2 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (1.30%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 1 (1.30%) Cloud Foundry
7 1 (1.30%) Confluence
7 1 (1.30%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.30%) JBoss
7 1 (1.30%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (14.29%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.90%) MS Office
3 1 (1.30%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.97%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (18.18%) Office 365
3 5 (6.49%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (5.19%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (3.90%) IaaS
6 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.30%) GitHub
6 1 (1.30%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.30%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 22 (28.57%) DNS
2 15 (19.48%) Firewall
2 15 (19.48%) SAN
3 9 (11.69%) DHCP
4 7 (9.09%) VoIP
4 7 (9.09%) WAN
5 6 (7.79%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (7.79%) LAN
5 6 (7.79%) TCP/IP
6 5 (6.49%) SSL
7 4 (5.19%) LDAP
8 3 (3.90%) Internet
8 3 (3.90%) NAS
8 3 (3.90%) Unified Communications
9 2 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (2.60%) Telepresence
9 2 (2.60%) VPN
9 2 (2.60%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (1.30%) Intranet
10 1 (1.30%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.68%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (3.90%) DB2
4 2 (2.60%) Oracle Database
4 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.30%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (1.30%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.30%) Introscope
2 1 (1.30%) JIRA
2 1 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 16 (20.78%) Finance
2 7 (9.09%) Banking
3 5 (6.49%) Retail
4 3 (3.90%) Law
5 1 (1.30%) Legal
5 1 (1.30%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.79%) Middleware
2 3 (3.90%) WAP
3 2 (2.60%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.30%) EntireX
4 1 (1.30%) JSON
4 1 (1.30%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (10.39%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.79%) Clustering
2 6 (7.79%) Replication
3 4 (5.19%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.90%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.60%) PKI
6 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 61 (79.22%) Windows
2 53 (68.83%) Windows Server
3 41 (53.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (37.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (19.48%) Linux
6 12 (15.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (10.39%) Unix
8 7 (9.09%) Windows 7
9 5 (6.49%) AIX
9 5 (6.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (5.19%) Oracle Linux
10 4 (5.19%) Windows 10
11 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (3.90%) VMS
12 1 (1.30%) Android
12 1 (1.30%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
12 1 (1.30%) Solaris
12 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.30%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (16.88%) ITIL
2 10 (12.99%) Migration
3 9 (11.69%) Configuration Management
4 5 (6.49%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (6.49%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (6.49%) ITIL V3
4 5 (6.49%) Load Balancing
5 4 (5.19%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (3.90%) Build Automation
6 3 (3.90%) Data Protection
6 3 (3.90%) ITSM
6 3 (3.90%) Service Management
7 2 (2.60%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (2.60%) Change Management
7 2 (2.60%) Data Modelling
7 2 (2.60%) High Availability
7 2 (2.60%) IT Strategy
7 2 (2.60%) Performance Monitoring
7 2 (2.60%) Performance Tuning
7 2 (2.60%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 21 (27.27%) PowerShell
2 14 (18.18%) SQL
3 7 (9.09%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.49%) Korn
4 5 (6.49%) Perl
5 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
6 2 (2.60%) Python
6 2 (2.60%) VBScript
7 1 (1.30%) Jython
7 1 (1.30%) PHP
7 1 (1.30%) Ruby
7 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (14.29%) MCSE
3 7 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (7.79%) CCNA
4 6 (7.79%) Security Cleared
5 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared
6 3 (3.90%) Degree
6 3 (3.90%) MCSD
7 2 (2.60%) CCNP
7 2 (2.60%) MCP
7 2 (2.60%) MCTS
8 1 (1.30%) CCA
8 1 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) SLA
2 3 (3.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 41 (53.25%) Active Directory
2 14 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 10 (12.99%) Virtual Machines
4 10 (12.99%) vSphere
5 5 (6.49%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.90%) XenApp
7 2 (2.60%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.60%) VMware Server
8 1 (1.30%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.30%) Firmware
8 1 (1.30%) iptables
8 1 (1.30%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.30%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 19 (24.68%) SCCM
2 8 (10.39%) SCOM
3 6 (7.79%) WSUS
4 5 (6.49%) Ansible
4 5 (6.49%) Failover Clustering
5 4 (5.19%) Puppet
6 3 (3.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (3.90%) NetBackup
6 3 (3.90%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.60%) SCVMM
8 1 (1.30%) AppManager
8 1 (1.30%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (1.30%) Dollar Universe
8 1 (1.30%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (1.30%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.30%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (1.30%) Red Hat Satellite
8 1 (1.30%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 35 (45.45%) VMware
2 26 (33.77%) Microsoft
3 12 (15.58%) Cisco
3 12 (15.58%) HP
4 9 (11.69%) Citrix
5 7 (9.09%) NetApp
6 6 (7.79%) Oracle
6 6 (7.79%) Sophos
7 5 (6.49%) CheckPoint
7 5 (6.49%) IBM
7 5 (6.49%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.90%) Adobe
8 3 (3.90%) Dell
8 3 (3.90%) Symantec
9 2 (2.60%) Aruba
9 2 (2.60%) ServiceNow
9 2 (2.60%) Splunk
10 1 (1.30%) Lumension
10 1 (1.30%) RedGate
10 1 (1.30%) Tableau