The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £275 per day in advertised job vacancies in Reading during the 3 months to 27 April 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
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 57 80 65
Rank change year-on-year +23 -15  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 2 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.30% 0.19% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.32% 0.21% 0.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 5
Median daily rate £275 £400 £240
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +66.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £290
% change year-on-year - +3.44%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £24.13 £20.09
% change year-on-year +7.77% +20.06%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Reading. 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
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 618 956 947
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 92.65% 92.55% 94.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 537 509
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £512
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £391 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% +4.13%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 28 28
Median hourly rate £15.00 £14.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £9.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £27.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.72
% change year-on-year - +4.66%  

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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 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 27 April 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 Reading region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (40.00%) NetApp
4 1 (20.00%) 4G
4 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Server Building
4 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (20.00%) Internet
4 1 (20.00%) 3G
4 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
4 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (20.00%) 2G
4 1 (20.00%) Replication
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) MCSA
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange

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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) 2G
1 1 (20.00%) 3G
1 1 (20.00%) 4G
1 1 (20.00%) Internet
1 1 (20.00%) LTE
1 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (20.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Capacity Management
1 1 (20.00%) Information Management
1 1 (20.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) BPSS Clearance
1 1 (20.00%) MCSA
1 1 (20.00%) MCSE
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) NetApp
3 1 (20.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) HP
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
3 1 (20.00%) Veeam