The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £338 per day in advertised job vacancies in Scotland 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
UK / Scotland
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 127 129
Rank change year-on-year +16 +2  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 2 20 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.091% 0.68% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.095% 0.73% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 3
Median daily rate £338 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.84% +8.33%  
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 Scotland. 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
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2098 2725 2821
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 95.62% 92.72% 95.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 1170 1521 1444
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.73% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £227 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £464
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 58 83
Median hourly rate £25.00 £14.93 £18.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.50% -20.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £9.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.70 £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 Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in Scotland

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Engineer in Scotland

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer in Scotland

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

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 Scotland region over the 3 months to 27 June 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
Edinburgh +12 2 £338 -4.92%
Server Engineer
UK

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

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 Scotland region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (60.00%) Windows
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) Change Control
3 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
3 1 (20.00%) Degree
3 1 (20.00%) WSUS
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (20.00%) SCCM
3 1 (20.00%) SCOM
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 1 (20.00%) Service Management
3 1 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (20.00%) WebSpy
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003

Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) Firewall
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
1 1 (20.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (60.00%) Windows
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Business Transformation
1 1 (20.00%) Change Control
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL
1 1 (20.00%) Migration
1 1 (20.00%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) HND
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (20.00%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
1 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Citrix
2 1 (20.00%) Fortinet
2 1 (20.00%) Remedy
2 1 (20.00%) Sophos
2 1 (20.00%) WebSpy