Period
to 21 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 544 519 443
Rank change year-on-year -25 -76 -7
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 90 96 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.19% 0.21% 0.36%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.22% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 68 109
London median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% -
10th Percentile £218 £204 £190
90th Percentile £513 £504 £438
England median daily rate £326 £300 £304
% change year-on-year +8.75% -1.23% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 8
London median hourly rate £33.75 £32.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +18.18% +27.91%
10th Percentile £17.93 £31.25 £17.95
90th Percentile £141.48 £34.95 £43.00
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.04 £20.50
% change year-on-year +10.96% +31.89% -8.89%

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 44629 42675 44230
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 94.99% 95.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 32318 30339 31174
London median daily rate £495 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.61% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £268
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 553 554 685
London median hourly rate £20.44 £19.77 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.38% +4.04% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

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 21 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Engineer in London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 21 November 2017. 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 +2 14 £388 +19.23% 2
West London -6 6 £306 +13.43% 3
North London -8 4 - -
South London -29 3 £400 +50.94%
East London -2 1 - -
Server Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 71 (78.89%) Windows
2 59 (65.56%) Windows Server
3 44 (48.89%) VMware
4 43 (47.78%) Active Directory
5 34 (37.78%) Windows Server 2012
6 29 (32.22%) Microsoft
7 28 (31.11%) Office 365
8 26 (28.89%) SAN
8 26 (28.89%) PowerShell
9 24 (26.67%) Finance
10 23 (25.56%) Citrix
11 20 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 19 (21.11%) Microsoft Azure
12 19 (21.11%) Linux
13 18 (20.00%) HP
14 17 (18.89%) MS Exchange
15 16 (17.78%) SQL
15 16 (17.78%) SCCM
15 16 (17.78%) Banking
15 16 (17.78%) vSphere
16 14 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
16 14 (15.56%) Migration
17 12 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
17 12 (13.33%) Data Centre
18 11 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2010
18 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2003
18 11 (12.22%) SQL Server
18 11 (12.22%) Cisco
19 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
19 10 (11.11%) NetApp

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 (18.89%) MS Exchange
2 11 (12.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (8.89%) Skype for Business
4 7 (7.78%) IIS
5 3 (3.33%) JBoss
6 1 (1.11%) CMS
6 1 (1.11%) Documentum
6 1 (1.11%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.11%) SAS
6 1 (1.11%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.33%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.11%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 28 (31.11%) Office 365
2 19 (21.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (5.56%) PaaS
6 3 (3.33%) IaaS
7 1 (1.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (1.11%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 26 (28.89%) SAN
2 9 (10.00%) LAN
3 8 (8.89%) DHCP
3 8 (8.89%) DNS
4 7 (7.78%) Internet
5 6 (6.67%) Skype
5 6 (6.67%) WAN
5 6 (6.67%) Wireless
6 5 (5.56%) Firewall
7 4 (4.44%) Reverse Proxy
7 4 (4.44%) TCP/IP
7 4 (4.44%) VoIP
7 4 (4.44%) VPN
8 3 (3.33%) WLAN
9 2 (2.22%) Ethernet
9 2 (2.22%) Intranet
9 2 (2.22%) IPv6
9 2 (2.22%) LDAP
9 2 (2.22%) MPLS
9 2 (2.22%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (12.22%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.44%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (4.44%) NoSQL
3 3 (3.33%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.33%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.11%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (1.11%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (1.11%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.44%) JUnit
2 1 (1.11%) Metasploit
2 1 (1.11%) TeamCity
General
1 24 (26.67%) Finance
2 16 (17.78%) Banking
3 4 (4.44%) Marketing
3 4 (4.44%) Retail
3 4 (4.44%) Retail Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Electronics
4 2 (2.22%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Manufacturing
4 2 (2.22%) Multimedia
4 2 (2.22%) Private Banking
4 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.11%) Law
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.44%) Spring
1 4 (4.44%) Spring MVC
2 3 (3.33%) IBM Integration Bus
3 2 (2.22%) .NET
3 2 (2.22%) XML
4 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.11%) JSON
4 1 (1.11%) Middleware
4 1 (1.11%) RESTful
4 1 (1.11%) WAP
4 1 (1.11%) Web Services
4 1 (1.11%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 7 (7.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.78%) Fat Client
2 7 (7.78%) Thin Client
3 6 (6.67%) Clustering
4 3 (3.33%) NHS
4 3 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (2.22%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.22%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.22%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.22%) Media Streaming
5 2 (2.22%) Replication
6 1 (1.11%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.11%) EMC VNXe
6 1 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.11%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 71 (78.89%) Windows
2 59 (65.56%) Windows Server
3 34 (37.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (21.11%) Linux
6 11 (12.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (7.78%) Windows 7
9 5 (5.56%) Windows 10
10 4 (4.44%) Android
10 4 (4.44%) Apple iOS
11 3 (3.33%) Unix
12 2 (2.22%) Mac OS X
12 2 (2.22%) Ubuntu
12 2 (2.22%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (1.11%) Oracle Linux
13 1 (1.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (15.56%) Migration
2 9 (10.00%) Server Building
3 7 (7.78%) ITIL
3 7 (7.78%) Task Automation
4 6 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (4.44%) Analytics
6 4 (4.44%) Asset Management
6 4 (4.44%) E-Commerce
6 4 (4.44%) MVC
6 4 (4.44%) SEO
6 4 (4.44%) TDD
6 4 (4.44%) Web Analytics
7 3 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (3.33%) Change Management
7 3 (3.33%) Configuration Management
7 3 (3.33%) High Availability
8 2 (2.22%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (2.22%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 26 (28.89%) PowerShell
2 16 (17.78%) SQL
3 5 (5.56%) Java
4 3 (3.33%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.22%) C
5 2 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 10 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (8.89%) MCSE
3 5 (5.56%) Degree
4 3 (3.33%) MCP
4 3 (3.33%) MCSA
5 2 (2.22%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.22%) CCNA
5 2 (2.22%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (2.22%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.22%) Security Cleared
5 2 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (1.11%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.11%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.11%) MCDST
6 1 (1.11%) MCITP
6 1 (1.11%) MCTS
6 1 (1.11%) NCSA
6 1 (1.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (1.11%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.33%) SLA
2 1 (1.11%) MiFID
2 1 (1.11%) PMO
2 1 (1.11%) QA
System Software
1 43 (47.78%) Active Directory
2 16 (17.78%) vSphere
3 14 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (8.89%) XenApp
5 6 (6.67%) DFS Replication
5 6 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (5.56%) Hyper-V
6 5 (5.56%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.11%) NFS
9 1 (1.11%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.11%) vCloud
9 1 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.11%) Xen
9 1 (1.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (17.78%) SCCM
2 8 (8.89%) SCOM
3 6 (6.67%) Ansible
3 6 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.22%) HP Data Protector
5 2 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.22%) NetBackup
5 2 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.22%) Puppet
5 2 (2.22%) Red Hat Satellite
5 2 (2.22%) Terraform
5 2 (2.22%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.22%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.22%) WSUS
6 1 (1.11%) Cisco Prime
6 1 (1.11%) Netcool
6 1 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 1 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 44 (48.89%) VMware
2 29 (32.22%) Microsoft
3 23 (25.56%) Citrix
4 18 (20.00%) HP
5 11 (12.22%) Cisco
6 10 (11.11%) NetApp
7 9 (10.00%) Red Hat
8 8 (8.89%) Sophos
9 6 (6.67%) Oracle
10 5 (5.56%) EMC
10 5 (5.56%) IBM
10 5 (5.56%) McAfee
11 4 (4.44%) 3PAR
11 4 (4.44%) Dell
11 4 (4.44%) Mercator
11 4 (4.44%) ThinPrint
12 3 (3.33%) Brocade
12 3 (3.33%) Google
12 3 (3.33%) Temenos
13 2 (2.22%) SolarWinds