The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in Manchester during the 3 months to 26 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Engineer
North West / Manchester
Rank 86 101 97
Rank change year-on-year +15 -4  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 4 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 0.31% 0.28% 0.061%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.29% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 1
Median daily rate £250 £306 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.36% +39.20%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £313 £295 £275
% change year-on-year +5.93% +7.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.63 £21.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year +7.73% +4.03%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester. 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
Manchester
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1240 1696 1549
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Manchester 94.87% 94.54% 95.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 783 981 810
Median daily rate £375 £395 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.06% +12.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 34 48
Median hourly rate £15.50 £15.64 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.89% +11.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £13.50 £10.01
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £48.00 £32.50
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 Manchester

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

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 3 months to 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Server Engineer in Manchester.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer in Manchester

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 26 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 Manchester region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
5 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 3 (37.50%) SCCM
6 2 (25.00%) Security Hardening
6 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
6 2 (25.00%) AppDynamics
6 2 (25.00%) BladeLogic
6 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
6 2 (25.00%) VLAN
6 2 (25.00%) IIS
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 2 (25.00%) Symantec
6 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
7 1 (12.50%) SLA
7 1 (12.50%) Apache
7 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
7 1 (12.50%) DHCP
7 1 (12.50%) FTP
7 1 (12.50%) Service Management

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Apache
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (25.00%) VLAN
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 2 (25.00%) Security Hardening
3 1 (12.50%) Application Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Chat Support
3 1 (12.50%) Mentoring
3 1 (12.50%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (12.50%) Performance Management
3 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (37.50%) SCCM
2 2 (25.00%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) AppDynamics
2 2 (25.00%) Intel Security
2 2 (25.00%) Symantec
3 1 (12.50%) HP