The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Milton Keynes during the 3 months to 27 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
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 74 56 68
Rank change year-on-year -18 +12  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 2 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.27% 0.75% 0.24%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.77% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Median daily rate £338 £415 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.67% +40.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £243 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £368 £430 £315
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £295 £300
% change year-on-year -5.08% -1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -9.00% +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 Milton Keynes. 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
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 715 646 799
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 96.49% 96.71% 96.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 345 442
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £268 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 27 21
Median hourly rate £18.00 £12.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.65%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £9.00 £10.04
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.70 £15.25 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in Milton Keynes

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Engineer in Milton Keynes

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer in Milton Keynes

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

For the 6 months to 27 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 Milton Keynes region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) NetApp
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) OSPF
4 1 (25.00%) BGP
4 1 (25.00%) MSI
4 1 (25.00%) Project Management
4 1 (25.00%) Firewall
4 1 (25.00%) Debian
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (25.00%) Genesys
4 1 (25.00%) IPv4
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
4 1 (25.00%) CommVault
4 1 (25.00%) MCSE
4 1 (25.00%) SharePoint

Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (50.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) BGP
3 1 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) IPv4
3 1 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) Network Security
3 1 (25.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MSI
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (50.00%) Linux
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (25.00%) CentOS
4 1 (25.00%) Debian
4 1 (25.00%) Ubuntu
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (25.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Email Filtering
1 1 (25.00%) Kalman Filter
1 1 (25.00%) Project Management
1 1 (25.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
1 1 (25.00%) VB
1 1 (25.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) DBS Check
1 1 (25.00%) MCSE
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (25.00%) Terminal Server
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (25.00%) XenApp
3 1 (25.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) EdgeSight
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Clustering
1 1 (25.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) NetApp
4 1 (25.00%) 3PAR
4 1 (25.00%) AppSense
4 1 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (25.00%) CommVault
4 1 (25.00%) Dell
4 1 (25.00%) Dell Compellent
4 1 (25.00%) EMC
4 1 (25.00%) EqualLogic
4 1 (25.00%) Genesys
4 1 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (25.00%) Red Hat