The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £500 per day in advertised job vacancies in Sheffield during the 3 months to 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Server Engineer
South Yorkshire / Sheffield
Rank 49 50 28
Rank change year-on-year +1 -22  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 1 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Sheffield 0.27% 0.47% 0.39%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.49% 0.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Median daily rate £500 £221 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +125.98% -55.75%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £320 £281 £275
% change year-on-year +13.77% +2.27%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Sheffield. 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
Sheffield
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 359 412 241
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Sheffield 95.48% 96.49% 94.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 269 155
Median daily rate £425 £390 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.97% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £228 £275 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 16
Median hourly rate £16.24 £14.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.96% +33.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.25 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.97 £17.50 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Sheffield

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in Sheffield

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Engineer in Sheffield

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Sheffield

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer in Sheffield

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 23 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 Sheffield region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (50.00%) LDAP
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (25.00%) DataPower
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas File System
2 1 (25.00%) SRDF
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Modelling
2 1 (25.00%) High Availability
2 1 (25.00%) Splunk
2 1 (25.00%) GitHub
2 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) MuleSoft
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
2 1 (25.00%) Sun
2 1 (25.00%) J2EE
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield 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%) WebSphere
1 2 (50.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (25.00%) Apache
2 1 (25.00%) Confluence
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (25.00%) WebLogic Portal
2 1 (25.00%) WebSphere Portal
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) LDAP
2 1 (25.00%) DNS
2 1 (25.00%) SAN
2 1 (25.00%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
General
1 2 (50.00%) Banking
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (25.00%) J2EE
1 1 (25.00%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (25.00%) DataPower
1 1 (25.00%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) AIX
1 1 (25.00%) Linux
1 1 (25.00%) Unix
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
1 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (25.00%) Enterprise Modelling
1 1 (25.00%) High Availability
1 1 (25.00%) IT Strategy
1 1 (25.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Perl
2 1 (25.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) Jython
System Software
1 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (25.00%) NFS
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (25.00%) SRDF
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas File System
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 1 (25.00%) Veritas Storage Foundation
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) IBM
2 1 (25.00%) Dell
2 1 (25.00%) EMC
2 1 (25.00%) MuleSoft
2 1 (25.00%) NetApp
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Red Hat
2 1 (25.00%) Splunk
2 1 (25.00%) Sun
2 1 (25.00%) Veritas
2 1 (25.00%) VMware