Period
to 19 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 6 months to 19 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
North West > Manchester
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 152 145
Rank change year-on-year +21 -7 -36
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 7 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.24% 0.28% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.30% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 8 10
Manchester median daily rate £338 £325 £236
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.85% +37.57% -32.60%
10th Percentile £175 £241 £152
90th Percentile £369 £400 £341
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £240
% change year-on-year - +35.42% -14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Manchester median hourly rate - - £13.88
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £16.46
% change year-on-year - +27.62% -41.75%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract vacancies in Manchester with a recognized job title 2758 3333 3596
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.58% 94.39% 94.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 1738 2129 2082
Manchester median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +11.11%
10th Percentile £232 £239 £225
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 120 81 141
Manchester median hourly rate £17.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.24% -9.38% +6.67%
10th Percentile £11.34 £10.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.10 £37.50 £40.00
North West median hourly rate £18.75 £16.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +17.19% -21.95% +27.81%

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in Manchester

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Server Engineer in Manchester.

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Engineer in Manchester

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Engineer in Manchester over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Engineer in Manchester

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Engineer in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer in Manchester

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

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 Manchester region over the 6 months to 19 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
Salford - 2 £175 -
Server Engineer
North West

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

For the 6 months to 19 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 Manchester region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (71.43%) DNS
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) Citrix
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
4 4 (57.14%) DHCP
5 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
6 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (28.57%) Migration
6 2 (28.57%) SCCM
6 2 (28.57%) Network Management
6 2 (28.57%) XenApp
6 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco
6 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
6 2 (28.57%) IIS
6 2 (28.57%) ITIL
6 2 (28.57%) Apple
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
6 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
6 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
6 2 (28.57%) DBS Check
7 1 (14.29%) Nimble Storage
7 1 (14.29%) DevOps
7 1 (14.29%) Skype

Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 2 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Apache
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 4 (57.14%) DHCP
3 1 (14.29%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (14.29%) Internet
3 1 (14.29%) iSCSI
3 1 (14.29%) LAN
3 1 (14.29%) NAS
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
3 1 (14.29%) Skype
3 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 1 (14.29%) VLAN
3 1 (14.29%) WAN
General
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 1 (14.29%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (14.29%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Migration
1 2 (28.57%) Network Management
1 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (14.29%) DevOps
2 1 (14.29%) ITIL V3
2 1 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (14.29%) Performance Management
2 1 (14.29%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) VB
2 1 (14.29%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (28.57%) DBS Check
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
2 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
2 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
3 1 (14.29%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Xen
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (14.29%) BladeLogic
2 1 (14.29%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 4 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Apple
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) HP
4 1 (14.29%) IronPort
4 1 (14.29%) Nimble Storage
4 1 (14.29%) Polycom
4 1 (14.29%) Tableau