Period
to 21 January 2018

The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £330 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

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
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 85 89 76
Rank change year-on-year +4 -13 +10
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 4 6 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.32% 0.43% 1.54%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.48% 1.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 11
Reading median daily rate £330 £250 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.00% -16.67% -9.43%
Berkshire median daily rate £305 £280 £250
% change year-on-year +8.93% +12.00% -18.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Reading median hourly rate - £19.63 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -10.80% -
Berkshire median hourly rate - £19.63 £26.50
% change year-on-year - -25.94% +60.61%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract vacancies in Reading with a recognized job title 1,156 1,262 1,838
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.53% 90.34% 94.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 721 659 1,092
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £256 £237 £226
90th Percentile £575 £563 £538
Berkshire median daily rate £414 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.44% - +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 76 123
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £13.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -49.06% +47.22%
10th Percentile £10.90 £9.25 £9.25
90th Percentile £41.50 £49.14 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.00 £14.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +3.45% -27.50% +16.55%

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in Reading

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Engineer in Reading

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Engineer in Reading over the 6 months to 21 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Engineer in Reading

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer in Reading

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

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Reading region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (75.00%) VMware
3 2 (50.00%) DNS
3 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (50.00%) X-Windows
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (50.00%) IIS
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) Server Building
3 2 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) Unix
4 1 (25.00%) Linux
4 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (25.00%) Java
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
4 1 (25.00%) Validation
4 1 (25.00%) Migration
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft

Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 (50.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2014
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2016
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (50.00%) X-Windows
2 1 (25.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 1 (25.00%) Mainframe
1 1 (25.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Server Building
2 1 (25.00%) Migration
2 1 (25.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (25.00%) Validation
2 1 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (25.00%) Java
1 1 (25.00%) SQL
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) VMware
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft