Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 6 months to 20 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 > North West
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 182 205 216
Rank change year-on-year +23 +11 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 20 18 32
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.35% 0.27% 0.37%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.37% 0.28% 0.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 11 21
North West median daily rate £325 £325 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +35.42% -14.29%
10th Percentile £190 £256 £163
90th Percentile £388 £413 £338
England median daily rate £326 £300 £304
% change year-on-year +8.75% -1.23% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
North West median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £16.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +27.62% -41.75%
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract vacancies in the North West with a recognized job title 5401 6405 8133
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.89% 94.40% 94.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 3398 4132 4864
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £250 £250 £231
90th Percentile £588 £550 £568
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 257 234 404
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £16.11 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.96% -20.46% +26.25%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.01 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £45.53 £50.00
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +1.00% +2.78% +9.09%

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

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 6 months to 20 November 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 contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 6 months to 20 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
Manchester +22 9 £325 - 2
Cheshire +9 6 £280 -34.12% 2
Merseyside +9 4 £350 -
Server Engineer
England

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 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 North West region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 17 (85.00%) Windows
1 17 (85.00%) Active Directory
1 17 (85.00%) Windows Server
2 11 (55.00%) Citrix
3 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (40.00%) SCCM
6 7 (35.00%) XenApp
6 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
6 7 (35.00%) DNS
6 7 (35.00%) Migration
7 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
7 6 (30.00%) DHCP
7 6 (30.00%) Office 365
7 6 (30.00%) SCOM
8 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
8 5 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (25.00%) Skype for Business
8 5 (25.00%) ITIL
8 5 (25.00%) VMware
9 4 (20.00%) Local Government
9 4 (20.00%) PKI
9 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
9 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (20.00%) SAN
9 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (20.00%) Server Building

Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 6 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (25.00%) Skype for Business
3 4 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (10.00%) IIS
5 1 (5.00%) Apache
5 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Office 365
2 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (5.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (35.00%) DNS
2 6 (30.00%) DHCP
3 4 (20.00%) SAN
4 2 (10.00%) LAN
4 2 (10.00%) Skype
4 2 (10.00%) WAN
5 1 (5.00%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (5.00%) Internet
5 1 (5.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (5.00%) MPLS
5 1 (5.00%) NAS
5 1 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (5.00%) VLAN
5 1 (5.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 4 (20.00%) Local Government
2 2 (10.00%) Finance
3 1 (5.00%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (35.00%) Data Centre
2 4 (20.00%) PKI
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.00%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 17 (85.00%) Windows
1 17 (85.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 9 (45.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (15.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (5.00%) CentOS
6 1 (5.00%) Linux
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) Migration
2 5 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
2 5 (25.00%) ITIL
3 4 (20.00%) Server Building
4 3 (15.00%) Facilities Management
4 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps
5 2 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (10.00%) Network Management
5 2 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (10.00%) Service Management
6 1 (5.00%) Business Continuity Planning
6 1 (5.00%) Cybersecurity
6 1 (5.00%) Data Migration
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
6 1 (5.00%) Line Management
6 1 (5.00%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (5.00%) Release Management
6 1 (5.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (5.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) VB
2 1 (5.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (15.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) DBS Check
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (5.00%) MCITP
3 1 (5.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
1 1 (5.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (85.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (35.00%) XenApp
3 4 (20.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.00%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.00%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.00%) vSphere
5 1 (5.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (40.00%) SCCM
2 6 (30.00%) SCOM
3 3 (15.00%) WSUS
4 1 (5.00%) BladeLogic
4 1 (5.00%) Packer
4 1 (5.00%) Terraform
4 1 (5.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (55.00%) Citrix
2 10 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (10.00%) Apple
4 2 (10.00%) Cisco
4 2 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (5.00%) Dell
5 1 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (5.00%) IronPort
5 1 (5.00%) Nimble Storage
5 1 (5.00%) Polycom
5 1 (5.00%) SolarWinds
5 1 (5.00%) Tableau
5 1 (5.00%) Veeam