The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £250 per day in advertised job vacancies in the South East during the 3 months to 24 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
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 214 229 191
Rank change year-on-year +15 -38  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 25 41 84
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.33% 0.46% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.35% 0.48% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 22 55
Median daily rate £250 £295 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.25% -1.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £134 £188 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £423 £413
UK excluding London median daily rate £278 £295 £300
% change year-on-year -5.93% -1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 8
Median hourly rate £19.66 £21.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.38% -23.63%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £25.00 £22.92
% change year-on-year -9.00% +9.09%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in the South East. 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
South East
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 7221 8475 8976
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 94.54% 94.99% 94.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 4232 5056 5117
Median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 307 385 431
Median hourly rate £17.77 £20.00 £16.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.15% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £46.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.48 £16.00
% change year-on-year +0.14% +9.21%  

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

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 3 months to 24 June 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 3 months to 24 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
Berkshire +23 6 £260 -30.80%
Oxfordshire -3 5 £140 -46.15%
Surrey -7 5 £351 +14.69%
Hampshire +11 3 £175 -43.08% 1
Kent 0 3 £375 +108.33% 1
Buckinghamshire -18 3 £338 -18.67%
Server Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 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 South East region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 50 (90.91%) Windows
2 38 (69.09%) Windows Server
3 33 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 32 (58.18%) VMware
5 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
6 24 (43.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (38.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (30.91%) MS Exchange
10 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
10 16 (29.09%) VMware Infrastructure
11 14 (25.45%) DNS
12 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (21.82%) Firewall
13 11 (20.00%) MCSA
13 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
13 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
14 10 (18.18%) PowerShell
15 8 (14.55%) VMware ESXi
15 8 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
15 8 (14.55%) SQL
15 8 (14.55%) LAN
15 8 (14.55%) Citrix
15 8 (14.55%) HP
15 8 (14.55%) SAN
15 8 (14.55%) MCITP
16 7 (12.73%) MCSE
16 7 (12.73%) WAN
16 7 (12.73%) Linux
17 6 (10.91%) SolarWinds

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 17 (30.91%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.27%) Skype for Business
4 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (5.45%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.82%) IIS
6 1 (1.82%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (5.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.45%) DNS
2 12 (21.82%) Firewall
3 8 (14.55%) LAN
3 8 (14.55%) SAN
4 7 (12.73%) WAN
5 6 (10.91%) TCP/IP
6 5 (9.09%) ADSL
6 5 (9.09%) DHCP
6 5 (9.09%) PBX
7 4 (7.27%) Skype
8 3 (5.45%) VoIP
9 2 (3.64%) Internet
10 1 (1.82%) 2G
10 1 (1.82%) 3G
10 1 (1.82%) BGP
10 1 (1.82%) Network Security
10 1 (1.82%) OSPF
10 1 (1.82%) VLAN
10 1 (1.82%) VPN
10 1 (1.82%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.82%) MS Access
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.82%) JIRA
1 1 (1.82%) MSI
1 1 (1.82%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (1.82%) Rational Rhapsody
1 1 (1.82%) Rational Rose
1 1 (1.82%) Subversion
General
1 5 (9.09%) Finance
2 1 (1.82%) Banking
2 1 (1.82%) Military
2 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Driving Licence
1 5 (9.09%) NHS
2 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
3 3 (5.45%) Clustering
3 3 (5.45%) PKI
4 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.64%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.82%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.82%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.82%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 50 (90.91%) Windows
2 38 (69.09%) Windows Server
3 24 (43.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (38.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (36.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (12.73%) Linux
7 6 (10.91%) Windows 7
8 4 (7.27%) Windows 10
8 4 (7.27%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.64%) SUSE
9 2 (3.64%) Unix
9 2 (3.64%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.82%) CentOS
10 1 (1.82%) Debian
10 1 (1.82%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.82%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (10.91%) ITIL
2 5 (9.09%) Server Patching
3 4 (7.27%) Problem Management
3 4 (7.27%) Server Building
4 2 (3.64%) Asset Management
4 2 (3.64%) Change Management
4 2 (3.64%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (3.64%) High Availability
4 2 (3.64%) Information Management
4 2 (3.64%) IT Asset Management
4 2 (3.64%) Migration
4 2 (3.64%) Release Management
4 2 (3.64%) Service Management
4 2 (3.64%) Time Management
4 2 (3.64%) Validation
5 1 (1.82%) Break/Fix
5 1 (1.82%) Email Filtering
5 1 (1.82%) Patch Management
5 1 (1.82%) Security Patching
5 1 (1.82%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 8 (14.55%) SQL
3 4 (7.27%) VBScript
4 2 (3.64%) VB
5 1 (1.82%) C++
5 1 (1.82%) VB6
5 1 (1.82%) VC++
Qualifications
1 16 (29.09%) Security Cleared
2 12 (21.82%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (20.00%) MCSA
3 11 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 8 (14.55%) MCITP
5 7 (12.73%) MCSE
6 5 (9.09%) MCP
7 4 (7.27%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.64%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (3.64%) Degree
9 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.82%) CISA
9 1 (1.82%) CISM
9 1 (1.82%) CISSP
9 1 (1.82%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (29.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.55%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (7.27%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (5.45%) Hyper-V
5 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (5.45%) vSphere
6 2 (3.64%) XenApp
7 1 (1.82%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.82%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.82%) Firmware
7 1 (1.82%) Terminal Server
7 1 (1.82%) VMware Server
7 1 (1.82%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (10.91%) SCCM
2 5 (9.09%) Nessus
3 2 (3.64%) SCOM
4 1 (1.82%) EdgeSight
4 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.82%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.82%) Netcool
4 1 (1.82%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.82%) Unicenter
4 1 (1.82%) vCenter Server
4 1 (1.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 32 (58.18%) VMware
2 26 (47.27%) Microsoft
3 8 (14.55%) Citrix
3 8 (14.55%) HP
4 6 (10.91%) Cisco
4 6 (10.91%) SolarWinds
5 5 (9.09%) LANDesk
5 5 (9.09%) NetApp
5 5 (9.09%) Sophos
6 3 (5.45%) Dell
6 3 (5.45%) EMC
6 3 (5.45%) Veeam
7 2 (3.64%) CheckPoint
7 2 (3.64%) McAfee
7 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.82%) CA
8 1 (1.82%) CommVault
8 1 (1.82%) Genesys
8 1 (1.82%) IBM
8 1 (1.82%) Veritas