Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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
England > South East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 319 304 269
Rank change year-on-year -15 -35 -17
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 58 78 126
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.34% 0.46% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.36% 0.49% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 59 77
South East median daily rate £350 £275 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.27% -15.38% +8.33%
10th Percentile £143 £174 £227
90th Percentile £400 £355 £438
England median daily rate £329 £300 £310
% change year-on-year +9.58% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 11
South East median hourly rate £20.33 £21.00 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.19% - -
10th Percentile £18.84 £15.88 £16.25
90th Percentile £20.97 £26.40 £32.50
England median hourly rate £30.00 £27.04 £20.50
% change year-on-year +10.96% +31.89% -8.89%

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 15922 15769 18594
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.51% 93.99% 94.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 9446 9385 10896
South East median daily rate £415 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.75% +3.23% +7.64%
10th Percentile £240 £226 £230
90th Percentile £575 £550 £525
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 783 927
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £19.44 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.38% +7.97% +12.50%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.25 £10.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.35
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.38 £17.98
% change year-on-year +1.77% +2.20% +8.97%

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 17 November 2017.

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 17 November 2017. 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 25 £313 +13.64% 1
Berkshire +7 17 £313 +22.55%
Hampshire +15 15 £400 +25.00% 3
Surrey -27 8 £365 +102.78%
Oxfordshire +1 7 £245 -10.91% 1
Kent -13 5 £350 +96.48%
East Sussex 0 4 £350 +12.90% 2
West Sussex -10 2 £170 -29.17%
Buckinghamshire -30 1 - -
Server Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 South East region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 51 (87.93%) Windows
2 37 (63.79%) Windows Server
3 31 (53.45%) Active Directory
4 29 (50.00%) VMware
5 28 (48.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 23 (39.66%) Microsoft
7 14 (24.14%) SCCM
8 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (20.69%) Linux
9 12 (20.69%) Security Cleared
10 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
10 11 (18.97%) Citrix
10 11 (18.97%) DNS
11 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
11 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
12 9 (15.52%) PowerShell
12 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
12 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
12 9 (15.52%) Office 365
12 9 (15.52%) Server Building
13 8 (13.79%) SCOM
14 7 (12.07%) HP
14 7 (12.07%) SQL
14 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
14 7 (12.07%) Data Centre
14 7 (12.07%) SolarWinds
15 6 (10.34%) Hyper-V
15 6 (10.34%) McAfee ePO
15 6 (10.34%) Server Patching

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 7 (12.07%) MS Exchange
2 6 (10.34%) SharePoint
3 3 (5.17%) IIS
4 2 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.72%) SharePoint 2010
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
1 9 (15.52%) Office 365
2 2 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (18.97%) DNS
2 5 (8.62%) DHCP
2 5 (8.62%) SAN
3 4 (6.90%) Firewall
3 4 (6.90%) LAN
3 4 (6.90%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (6.90%) Skype
4 3 (5.17%) ADSL
4 3 (5.17%) NAS
4 3 (5.17%) PBX
4 3 (5.17%) WAN
4 3 (5.17%) Wireshark
5 2 (3.45%) LDAP
5 2 (3.45%) TCP/IP
6 1 (1.72%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.72%) Internet
6 1 (1.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.97%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 3 (5.17%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Military
3 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.45%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.72%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Data Centre
2 5 (8.62%) CMDB
2 5 (8.62%) PKI
3 4 (6.90%) Driving Licence
4 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.45%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.45%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.45%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.72%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.72%) HP Storage
6 1 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.72%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.72%) NHS
6 1 (1.72%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 51 (87.93%) Windows
2 37 (63.79%) Windows Server
3 28 (48.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (20.69%) Linux
6 4 (6.90%) Unix
7 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.72%) Android
8 1 (1.72%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (15.52%) Server Building
2 6 (10.34%) Server Patching
3 4 (6.90%) ITIL
3 4 (6.90%) Migration
4 3 (5.17%) DevOps
4 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (5.17%) ITSM
5 2 (3.45%) Change Management
5 2 (3.45%) Fault Analysis
5 2 (3.45%) Proactive Monitoring
5 2 (3.45%) Time Management
6 1 (1.72%) Break/Fix
6 1 (1.72%) Capacity Planning
6 1 (1.72%) Data Migration
6 1 (1.72%) High Availability
6 1 (1.72%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (1.72%) Mobile Device Management
6 1 (1.72%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (1.72%) Technical Analysis
6 1 (1.72%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.52%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.07%) SQL
3 1 (1.72%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.72%) Java
Qualifications
1 12 (20.69%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.52%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (10.34%) MCSA
5 5 (8.62%) MCSE
6 3 (5.17%) DV Cleared
7 2 (3.45%) MCITP
7 2 (3.45%) MCP
8 1 (1.72%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (1.72%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.72%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (53.45%) Active Directory
2 10 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (10.34%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.62%) vSphere
5 4 (6.90%) Virtual Machines
5 4 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (6.90%) VMware Server
6 3 (5.17%) Firmware
7 2 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (3.45%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (3.45%) XenApp
8 1 (1.72%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.72%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.72%) NFS
Systems Management
1 14 (24.14%) SCCM
2 8 (13.79%) SCOM
3 6 (10.34%) McAfee ePO
3 6 (10.34%) SCVMM
4 4 (6.90%) NetBackup
4 4 (6.90%) SCSM
5 3 (5.17%) WSUS
6 2 (3.45%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (3.45%) Nmap
6 2 (3.45%) OpenVAS
6 2 (3.45%) Puppet
6 2 (3.45%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.72%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 29 (50.00%) VMware
2 23 (39.66%) Microsoft
3 11 (18.97%) Citrix
4 7 (12.07%) HP
4 7 (12.07%) SolarWinds
5 6 (10.34%) McAfee
6 5 (8.62%) NetApp
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco
7 3 (5.17%) Sophos
8 2 (3.45%) Dell
8 2 (3.45%) EMC
8 2 (3.45%) LANDesk
9 1 (1.72%) CA
9 1 (1.72%) Extreme Networks
9 1 (1.72%) F5
9 1 (1.72%) Forcepoint
9 1 (1.72%) IBM
9 1 (1.72%) Lumension
9 1 (1.72%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.72%) Veeam