Period
to 16 August 2018

The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 16 August 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
England > South East
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 338 318 290
Rank change year-on-year -20 -28 -44
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 48 53 101
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.29% 0.33% 0.55%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.30% 0.35% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 36 63
South East median daily rate £350 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £174 £131 £174
90th Percentile £450 £413 £438
England median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 15
South East median hourly rate - £19.66 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -6.38% -16.00%
England median hourly rate £23.75 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -8.65% +23.81% -8.02%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract vacancies in the South East with a recognized job title 15,823 15,118 17,385
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.74% 94.77% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,378 8,702 10,540
South East median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £256 £250 £238
90th Percentile £580 £556 £550
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
% change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 673 668 750
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £17.77 £19.62
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.92% -9.42% +12.10%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.50 £10.36
90th Percentile £50.75 £47.50 £47.85
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +6.92%

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in the South East

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Engineer in the South East

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Engineer in the South East over the 6 months to 16 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Engineer in the South East

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer in the South East

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the South East

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 South East region over the 6 months to 16 August 2018. 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
Thames Valley -19 21 £325 +8.33% 4
Oxfordshire +5 15 £325 +124.14% 1
Surrey -23 11 £325 -7.47% 2
Hampshire -17 9 £440 +53.04% 4
Berkshire -27 6 £211 -29.58% 2
Kent +14 4 £375 +7.14%
East Sussex -2 1 £588 +95.83%
M4 Corridor - 1 £450 -
Server Engineer
England

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, Server Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South East region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 42 (87.50%) Windows
2 41 (85.42%) Windows Server
3 38 (79.17%) Active Directory
4 28 (58.33%) Microsoft
5 23 (47.92%) VMware
6 20 (41.67%) SCCM
6 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 18 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (33.33%) Hyper-V
8 16 (33.33%) DNS
8 16 (33.33%) ITIL
9 14 (29.17%) Office 365
10 13 (27.08%) PowerShell
11 11 (22.92%) Finance
11 11 (22.92%) Migration
11 11 (22.92%) Citrix
11 11 (22.92%) DHCP
12 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
12 10 (20.83%) WSUS
12 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
12 10 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
12 10 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 9 (18.75%) Windows 7
13 9 (18.75%) Application Packaging
14 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
14 8 (16.67%) Web Services
14 8 (16.67%) Problem Management
14 8 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
14 8 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
14 8 (16.67%) XenServer

Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 3 (6.25%) K2 blackpearl
2 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (4.17%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.08%) eRoom
3 1 (2.08%) IIS
3 1 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (2.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (29.17%) Office 365
2 10 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (20.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.17%) Yammer
4 1 (2.08%) GitHub
4 1 (2.08%) OneDrive
4 1 (2.08%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 16 (33.33%) DNS
2 11 (22.92%) DHCP
3 7 (14.58%) LAN
3 7 (14.58%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (10.42%) Firewall
5 3 (6.25%) VPN
5 3 (6.25%) WAN
6 2 (4.17%) NAS
6 2 (4.17%) Network Security
6 2 (4.17%) SAN
6 2 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.17%) VLAN
6 2 (4.17%) WebEx
6 2 (4.17%) WLAN
7 1 (2.08%) NetScaler
7 1 (2.08%) Skype
7 1 (2.08%) SMS
7 1 (2.08%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (14.58%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (22.92%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (2.08%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Data Centre
1 4 (8.33%) Replication
2 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.17%) Driving Licence
3 1 (2.08%) Clustering
3 1 (2.08%) NHS
3 1 (2.08%) PKI
3 1 (2.08%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.08%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 42 (87.50%) Windows
2 41 (85.42%) Windows Server
3 20 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (18.75%) Windows 7
6 8 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 8 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 7 (14.58%) Apple iOS
7 7 (14.58%) Linux
7 7 (14.58%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.08%) AIX
8 1 (2.08%) Solaris
8 1 (2.08%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (33.33%) ITIL
2 11 (22.92%) Migration
3 10 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 9 (18.75%) Application Packaging
5 8 (16.67%) Problem Management
5 8 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 8 (16.67%) Runbook
5 8 (16.67%) Virtual Environments
6 7 (14.58%) Data Protection
6 7 (14.58%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (14.58%) User Acceptance Testing
7 3 (6.25%) Data Security
7 3 (6.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 2 (4.17%) DevOps
8 2 (4.17%) Performance Metrics
8 2 (4.17%) Security Patching
8 2 (4.17%) Test Automation
9 1 (2.08%) Server Building
9 1 (2.08%) Server Monitoring
9 1 (2.08%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) PowerShell
2 4 (8.33%) SQL
3 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
1 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 2 (4.17%) MCP
3 1 (2.08%) A+ Certification
3 1 (2.08%) DV Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) MCSE
3 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.08%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (16.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 38 (79.17%) Active Directory
2 18 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 8 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (16.67%) XenDesktop
4 8 (16.67%) XenServer
5 7 (14.58%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (8.33%) vSphere
7 2 (4.17%) DFS Replication
7 2 (4.17%) VMware Server
8 1 (2.08%) Docker
8 1 (2.08%) Firmware
8 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 1 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (2.08%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 20 (41.67%) SCCM
2 10 (20.83%) WSUS
3 7 (14.58%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (4.17%) SCOM
5 1 (2.08%) Ansible
5 1 (2.08%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) Nessus
5 1 (2.08%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.08%) Puppet
5 1 (2.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (2.08%) ThinApp
5 1 (2.08%) Tivoli
5 1 (2.08%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (2.08%) vRealize
5 1 (2.08%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 28 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 23 (47.92%) VMware
3 11 (22.92%) Citrix
4 7 (14.58%) Apple
5 6 (12.50%) Ivanti
6 3 (6.25%) Atlassian
6 3 (6.25%) Dell
6 3 (6.25%) Synology
7 2 (4.17%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco
7 2 (4.17%) HP
7 2 (4.17%) McAfee
7 2 (4.17%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.17%) Symantec
7 2 (4.17%) Veeam
8 1 (2.08%) BMC
8 1 (2.08%) Ericsson
8 1 (2.08%) IBM
8 1 (2.08%) NetApp
8 1 (2.08%) Veritas