Period
to 18 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £352 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 6 months to 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 355 325 299
Rank change year-on-year -30 -26 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 36 58 68
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.21% 0.34% 0.42%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.23% 0.36% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 38 53
South East median daily rate £352 £350 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.43% +27.27% -14.06%
10th Percentile £260 £157 £174
90th Percentile £560 £425 £349
England median daily rate £353 £330 £300
% change year-on-year +7.05% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 8
South East median hourly rate - £21.00 £21.00
England median hourly rate £15.25 £24.50 £26.50
% change year-on-year -37.76% -7.55% +26.19%

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 15,884 15,963 15,085
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.30% 94.40% 93.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,571 9,526 8,963
South East median daily rate £425 £424 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.18% +6.06% +3.23%
10th Percentile £250 £241 £225
90th Percentile £588 £575 £556
England median daily rate £462 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +2.67% +5.88% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 601 628 758
South East median hourly rate £20.08 £18.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -5.26% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.29
90th Percentile £51.00 £48.93 £48.75
England median hourly rate £18.69 £18.70 £18.00
% change year-on-year -0.05% +3.89% -

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +16 14 £300 -9.09% 2
Hampshire -27 11 £413 +3.13% 3
Berkshire -10 8 £325 +4.00%
East Sussex -10 6 £334 +51.82%
Oxfordshire +12 4 £325 -13.33% 2
Kent +6 3 £375 +7.14%
Buckinghamshire +24 2 £288 -17.86%
West Sussex -17 1 - -
Server Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 27 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 26 (72.22%) Windows Server
4 18 (50.00%) VMware
5 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 16 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 13 (36.11%) DNS
7 12 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 11 (30.56%) DHCP
9 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
10 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
10 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (25.00%) Hyper-V
11 8 (22.22%) SCCM
11 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
11 8 (22.22%) Citrix
11 8 (22.22%) Finance
12 7 (19.44%) Firewall
12 7 (19.44%) SQL
12 7 (19.44%) XenDesktop
13 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
13 6 (16.67%) XenApp
13 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
13 6 (16.67%) PKI
13 6 (16.67%) SAN
14 5 (13.89%) Migration
14 5 (13.89%) ITIL
14 5 (13.89%) VLAN
14 5 (13.89%) Office 365

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 4 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (8.33%) Confluence
2 3 (8.33%) IIS
3 2 (5.56%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.78%) eRoom
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.89%) Office 365
2 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.33%) Yammer
4 2 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.78%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (36.11%) DNS
2 11 (30.56%) DHCP
3 7 (19.44%) Firewall
4 6 (16.67%) SAN
5 5 (13.89%) VLAN
6 4 (11.11%) LAN
7 3 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 2 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (5.56%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (5.56%) iSCSI
8 2 (5.56%) NAS
8 2 (5.56%) NetScaler
8 2 (5.56%) Skype
8 2 (5.56%) SSL
8 2 (5.56%) VPN
8 2 (5.56%) WLAN
9 1 (2.78%) Network Security
9 1 (2.78%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.78%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Military
3 2 (5.56%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (5.56%) Telecoms
4 1 (2.78%) Electronics
4 1 (2.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.78%) Marketing
4 1 (2.78%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (2.78%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 6 (16.67%) PKI
2 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.11%) Replication
3 3 (8.33%) Clustering
4 2 (5.56%) Fat Client
4 2 (5.56%) Thin Client
4 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.78%) Driving Licence
5 1 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.78%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 28 (77.78%) Windows
2 26 (72.22%) Windows Server
3 10 (27.78%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (16.67%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.56%) Linux
6 2 (5.56%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.78%) Unix
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (44.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (13.89%) ITIL
2 5 (13.89%) Migration
3 4 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (8.33%) Critical Thinking
4 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
4 3 (8.33%) Test Scripting
5 2 (5.56%) Application Packaging
5 2 (5.56%) High Availability
5 2 (5.56%) Security Patching
5 2 (5.56%) Server Management
5 2 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
6 1 (2.78%) Analytical Thinking
6 1 (2.78%) Collaborative Working
6 1 (2.78%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.78%) Converged Infrastructure
6 1 (2.78%) IT Strategy
6 1 (2.78%) Runbook
6 1 (2.78%) Server Building
6 1 (2.78%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 12 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 7 (19.44%) SQL
3 1 (2.78%) Python
Qualifications
1 9 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.11%) MCSE
3 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.33%) MCSA
4 3 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (5.56%) CCA
5 2 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (5.56%) DV Cleared
5 2 (5.56%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 9 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (19.44%) XenDesktop
4 6 (16.67%) XenApp
5 3 (8.33%) DFS Replication
6 2 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (5.56%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (5.56%) XenServer
7 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (22.22%) SCCM
2 4 (11.11%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (5.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 2 (5.56%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.78%) Ansible
4 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (2.78%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.78%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.78%) SCOM
4 1 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 18 (50.00%) VMware
2 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.22%) Citrix
4 4 (11.11%) McAfee
4 4 (11.11%) SolarWinds
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco
5 2 (5.56%) Dell
5 2 (5.56%) Veeam
6 1 (2.78%) BMC
6 1 (2.78%) Gemalto
6 1 (2.78%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) NetIQ
6 1 (2.78%) Oracle
6 1 (2.78%) SAP
6 1 (2.78%) ServiceNow
6 1 (2.78%) Symantec