Period
to 20 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 20 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
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 617 563 453
Rank change year-on-year -54 -110 -28
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 267 340 512
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.26% 0.33% 0.45%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.28% 0.34% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 238 309
UK median daily rate £325 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% - -
10th Percentile £170 £175 £175
90th Percentile £438 £438 £432
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £300 £300
% change year-on-year +8.33% - +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 31 41
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £26.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.94% +29.27% -8.89%
10th Percentile £16.39 £17.50 £16.25
90th Percentile £79.13 £35.25 £34.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £26.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -3.77% +32.50% -15.79%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 96939 98568 108531
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.79% 94.76% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 63924 64295 69051
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £393 £375
% change year-on-year +1.91% +4.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2896 3271 4142
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in the UK

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Engineer in the UK

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Engineer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Engineer in the UK

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer in the UK

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Engineer over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Server Engineer in the UK

Server Engineer
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 6 months to 20 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
England -40 250 £326 +8.75% 29
UK excluding London -24 175 £325 +8.33% 20
London -21 89 £350 - 9
South East -15 56 £350 +27.27% 8
North of England +13 35 £280 -6.67% 5
East of England -20 31 £325 +8.33% 2
Midlands +22 21 £326 +8.75% 3
North West +23 20 £325 - 4
South West +20 19 £225 -34.55% 2
East Midlands +3 11 £328 +0.77% 2
West Midlands +27 10 £325 +14.04% 1
Yorkshire -4 9 £275 -15.38% 1
North East +33 6 £225 -5.26%
Wales +13 6 £180 -20.00%
Northern Ireland -46 5 - -
Scotland -29 3 £338 +8.87%

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 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 featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 202 (75.66%) Windows
2 159 (59.55%) Windows Server
3 135 (50.56%) Active Directory
4 115 (43.07%) VMware
5 96 (35.96%) Microsoft
6 94 (35.21%) Windows Server 2012
7 62 (23.22%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (22.47%) Citrix
9 55 (20.60%) PowerShell
10 50 (18.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 49 (18.35%) SAN
11 49 (18.35%) MS Exchange
11 49 (18.35%) Linux
12 48 (17.98%) SCCM
13 47 (17.60%) Office 365
14 44 (16.48%) HP
15 39 (14.61%) Security Cleared
16 38 (14.23%) Windows Server 2003
16 38 (14.23%) Cisco
17 37 (13.86%) DNS
17 37 (13.86%) Finance
18 34 (12.73%) vSphere
19 33 (12.36%) SC Cleared
19 33 (12.36%) SQL
19 33 (12.36%) SQL Server
20 32 (11.99%) Microsoft Azure
20 32 (11.99%) Data Centre
21 31 (11.61%) DHCP
22 30 (11.24%) ITIL
22 30 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification

Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 49 (18.35%) MS Exchange
2 20 (7.49%) SharePoint
3 19 (7.12%) Skype for Business
4 16 (5.99%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (5.24%) IIS
6 11 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.62%) JBoss
8 6 (2.25%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.12%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.12%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.12%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.37%) Apache
10 1 (0.37%) CMS
10 1 (0.37%) Documentum
10 1 (0.37%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.37%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.37%) SAS
10 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
10 1 (0.37%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.50%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.75%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.37%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 47 (17.60%) Office 365
2 32 (11.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.49%) Azure Active Directory
4 9 (3.37%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (2.62%) PaaS
6 3 (1.12%) IaaS
7 2 (0.75%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 49 (18.35%) SAN
2 37 (13.86%) DNS
3 31 (11.61%) DHCP
4 21 (7.87%) Firewall
5 19 (7.12%) LAN
6 16 (5.99%) Skype
6 16 (5.99%) WAN
7 14 (5.24%) Internet
8 8 (3.00%) TCP/IP
8 8 (3.00%) Wireless
9 7 (2.62%) NAS
9 7 (2.62%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (2.62%) VPN
10 5 (1.87%) Intranet
10 5 (1.87%) LDAP
10 5 (1.87%) WLAN
11 4 (1.50%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (1.50%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (1.50%) Reverse Proxy
11 4 (1.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (1.87%) Relational Database
3 4 (1.50%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (1.50%) NoSQL
3 4 (1.50%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.12%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.37%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (1.50%) JUnit
2 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.37%) Metasploit
3 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
General
1 37 (13.86%) Finance
2 18 (6.74%) Banking
3 7 (2.62%) Retail
4 5 (1.87%) Marketing
5 4 (1.50%) Local Government
5 4 (1.50%) Retail Banking
5 4 (1.50%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.12%) Electronics
6 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.75%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.75%) Multimedia
7 2 (0.75%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.37%) Law
8 1 (0.37%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.50%) .NET
1 4 (1.50%) Spring
1 4 (1.50%) Spring MVC
2 3 (1.12%) .NET Framework
2 3 (1.12%) IBM Integration Bus
2 3 (1.12%) Web Services
2 3 (1.12%) XML
2 3 (1.12%) X-Windows
3 2 (0.75%) Lambda Expressions
3 2 (0.75%) LINQ
4 1 (0.37%) CGI
4 1 (0.37%) JSON
4 1 (0.37%) Middleware
4 1 (0.37%) RESTful
4 1 (0.37%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.99%) Data Centre
2 17 (6.37%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.75%) PKI
4 9 (3.37%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.37%) Clustering
4 9 (3.37%) Fat Client
4 9 (3.37%) Thin Client
5 7 (2.62%) Replication
6 5 (1.87%) CMDB
6 5 (1.87%) Driving Licence
6 5 (1.87%) Private Cloud
7 4 (1.50%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.50%) NHS
7 4 (1.50%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.12%) Virtual Team
9 2 (0.75%) Client/Server
9 2 (0.75%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.75%) Media Streaming
10 1 (0.37%) EMC VNXe
Operating Systems
1 202 (75.66%) Windows
2 159 (59.55%) Windows Server
3 94 (35.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 62 (23.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (18.35%) Linux
6 38 (14.23%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (5.99%) Unix
8 15 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 13 (4.87%) Windows 7
10 11 (4.12%) Windows 10
11 7 (2.62%) Android
12 5 (1.87%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.50%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.75%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.75%) Solaris
14 2 (0.75%) Ubuntu
14 2 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.37%) CentOS
15 1 (0.37%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (11.24%) ITIL
1 30 (11.24%) Migration
2 29 (10.86%) Server Building
3 18 (6.74%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (3.75%) DevOps
4 10 (3.75%) Server Patching
5 7 (2.62%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (2.62%) Proactive Monitoring
5 7 (2.62%) Service Delivery
5 7 (2.62%) Task Automation
6 6 (2.25%) Break/Fix
6 6 (2.25%) Configuration Management
6 6 (2.25%) Time Management
7 5 (1.87%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (1.87%) Asset Management
7 5 (1.87%) Change Management
7 5 (1.87%) High Availability
7 5 (1.87%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (1.50%) SEO
8 4 (1.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 55 (20.60%) PowerShell
2 33 (12.36%) SQL
3 12 (4.49%) Java
4 5 (1.87%) Shell Script
4 5 (1.87%) VBScript
5 4 (1.50%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.12%) Perl
6 3 (1.12%) Python
7 2 (0.75%) C
7 2 (0.75%) C#
8 1 (0.37%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (14.61%) Security Cleared
2 33 (12.36%) SC Cleared
3 30 (11.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 22 (8.24%) MCSE
5 12 (4.49%) MCSA
6 11 (4.12%) CCNA
6 11 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (3.37%) DV Cleared
7 9 (3.37%) MCP
8 8 (3.00%) Degree
9 5 (1.87%) BPSS Clearance
9 5 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (1.50%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.50%) DBS Check
10 4 (1.50%) MCITP
10 4 (1.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (1.12%) CCA
12 2 (0.75%) A+ Certification
12 2 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
12 2 (0.75%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.87%) SLA
2 3 (1.12%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.37%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.37%) MiFID
3 1 (0.37%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.37%) PMO
3 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 135 (50.56%) Active Directory
2 50 (18.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (12.73%) vSphere
4 22 (8.24%) Hyper-V
5 21 (7.87%) XenApp
6 15 (5.62%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (5.62%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (3.00%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.62%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 6 (2.25%) DFS Replication
10 5 (1.87%) Firmware
10 5 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (1.87%) VMware Server
11 4 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (1.50%) Xen
12 3 (1.12%) Docker
13 2 (0.75%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.75%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.75%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 48 (17.98%) SCCM
2 25 (9.36%) SCOM
3 12 (4.49%) NetBackup
4 10 (3.75%) WSUS
5 9 (3.37%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (3.00%) HP Data Protector
6 8 (3.00%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (2.62%) SCVMM
7 7 (2.62%) vCenter Server
8 6 (2.25%) Ansible
9 5 (1.87%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (1.87%) Tivoli
10 4 (1.50%) Opscode Chef
10 4 (1.50%) Puppet
10 4 (1.50%) SCSM
11 3 (1.12%) AirWatch
11 3 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (1.12%) Red Hat Satellite
11 3 (1.12%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 115 (43.07%) VMware
2 96 (35.96%) Microsoft
3 60 (22.47%) Citrix
4 44 (16.48%) HP
5 38 (14.23%) Cisco
6 25 (9.36%) NetApp
7 15 (5.62%) Red Hat
8 13 (4.87%) Dell
8 13 (4.87%) McAfee
9 12 (4.49%) Oracle
9 12 (4.49%) SolarWinds
9 12 (4.49%) Sophos
10 11 (4.12%) EMC
11 10 (3.75%) IBM
12 5 (1.87%) 3PAR
12 5 (1.87%) Apple
12 5 (1.87%) Mercator
12 5 (1.87%) Symantec
12 5 (1.87%) Veeam
13 4 (1.50%) ThinPrint