The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Engineer
England / North West
Rank 122 140 141
Rank change year-on-year +18 +1  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 8 19 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 0.50% 0.26%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.53% 0.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 18 7
Median daily rate £300 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -7.69%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £290 £275
% change year-on-year +8.62% +5.45%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £23.75 - £20.19
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £21.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +2.38% -  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2471 3605 3317
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 95.04% 94.30% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 1541 2148 1747
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 151 174 199
Median hourly rate £16.18 £26.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.69% +41.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.50 £11.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £49.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in the North West

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Engineer in the North West

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Engineer in the North West over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Engineer in the North West

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer in the North West

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 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
Manchester +8 4 £250 -18.36% 3
Cheshire +28 2 £280 -6.66% 1
Merseyside -4 2 £300 -20.00% 1
Server Engineer
England

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 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 North West region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server
3 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (40.00%) SCCM
5 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (33.33%) ITIL
6 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (26.67%) VMware
7 4 (26.67%) HP
7 4 (26.67%) DNS
7 4 (26.67%) SQL
7 4 (26.67%) Citrix
7 4 (26.67%) Symantec
7 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
8 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
8 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
8 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
8 3 (20.00%) Performance Management
9 2 (13.33%) BladeLogic
9 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
9 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
9 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
9 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
9 2 (13.33%) VLAN
9 2 (13.33%) Migration
9 2 (13.33%) Service Management
9 2 (13.33%) Intel Security
9 2 (13.33%) IIS

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 (13.33%) IIS
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Apache
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) DHCP
2 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (13.33%) VLAN
3 1 (6.67%) FTP
3 1 (6.67%) IPsec
3 1 (6.67%) NAS
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 1 (6.67%) Banking
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (6.67%) PKI
2 1 (6.67%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 13 (86.67%) Windows Server
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000
6 1 (6.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Asset Management
2 3 (20.00%) Performance Management
3 2 (13.33%) Migration
3 2 (13.33%) Patch Management
3 2 (13.33%) Problem Management
3 2 (13.33%) Security Hardening
3 2 (13.33%) Service Management
3 2 (13.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) Application Performance Management
4 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
4 1 (6.67%) Chat Support
4 1 (6.67%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.67%) Data Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 1 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (6.67%) Process Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (6.67%) Server Building
4 1 (6.67%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 3 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) BladeLogic
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (6.67%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 4 (26.67%) Citrix
1 4 (26.67%) HP
1 4 (26.67%) Microsoft
1 4 (26.67%) Symantec
1 4 (26.67%) VMware
2 2 (13.33%) AppDynamics
2 2 (13.33%) Intel Security
3 1 (6.67%) Dell
3 1 (6.67%) IBM
3 1 (6.67%) Lumension