The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £280 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 27 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
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 492 432 345
Rank change year-on-year -60 -87  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 118 227 340
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.42% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.26% 0.44% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 146 225
Median daily rate £280 £300 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.66% -1.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £189 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £295 £300
% change year-on-year -5.08% -1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 24 28
Median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.00% +9.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.90 £21.00 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.65 £44.40 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.75 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -9.00% +8.69%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44656 51218 52310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.78% 94.87% 94.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 28833 33387 32903
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1389 1533 1989
Median hourly rate £18.10 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.42% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.44 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 3 months to 27 June 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 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Server Engineer in the UK

Server Engineer
Top 30 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 3 months to 27 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
England -71 105 £290 -3.33% 24
London -26 34 £300 -10.44% 11
South East -1 26 £250 -13.79% 4
South West +7 11 £295 +18.00% 3
North West +18 7 £280 -30.00% 1
East Midlands -5 7 £245 -18.33%
Berkshire +24 6 £260 -30.80%
Cardiff +2 6 £180 -48.57% 1
South Wales 0 6 £180 -48.57% 1
Wales -2 6 £180 -48.57% 1
East of England -14 6 £300 +50.00% 1
Cheshire +21 5 £280 -9.67% 1
West Midlands +14 5 £293 -11.36% 1
Yorkshire +12 5 £325 +4.00% 3
Bristol +1 5 £290 -40.51% 2
Oxfordshire -1 5 £140 -46.15%
Surrey -2 5 £351 +14.69%
Newcastle upon Tyne +64 4 - -
Tyne and Wear +64 4 - -
North East +56 4 - -
Chester +16 4 £280 +36.58%
South Yorkshire +8 4 £325 +22.64%
Hampshire +7 4 £175 -43.08% 2
Essex -16 4 £425 +45.29%
Witney - 4 £140 -
Reading +22 3 £250 -33.33%
Kent 0 3 £375 +108.33% 1
Leicestershire -8 3 £265 -11.66%
City of London -8 3 £425 +44.06% 2
Buckinghamshire -18 3 £338 -18.67%

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 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 featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 190 (81.55%) Windows
2 156 (66.95%) Windows Server
3 143 (61.37%) Active Directory
4 114 (48.93%) VMware
5 96 (41.20%) Microsoft
6 87 (37.34%) Windows Server 2012
7 69 (29.61%) Windows Server 2008
8 62 (26.61%) MS Exchange
9 59 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
10 57 (24.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 50 (21.46%) DNS
12 48 (20.60%) PowerShell
13 45 (19.31%) SQL Server
13 45 (19.31%) Firewall
14 43 (18.45%) HP
15 39 (16.74%) ITIL
15 39 (16.74%) Cisco
16 38 (16.31%) SCCM
17 37 (15.88%) Security Cleared
17 37 (15.88%) Citrix
17 37 (15.88%) SAN
18 34 (14.59%) Microsoft Certification
18 34 (14.59%) Linux
18 34 (14.59%) Finance
19 31 (13.30%) Migration
19 31 (13.30%) Hyper-V
19 31 (13.30%) Office 365
20 29 (12.45%) SQL
20 29 (12.45%) DHCP
21 28 (12.02%) VMware ESXi

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 62 (26.61%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (8.15%) SharePoint
4 12 (5.15%) IIS
4 12 (5.15%) Skype for Business
5 10 (4.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (3.00%) WebSphere
6 7 (3.00%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (2.58%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (2.58%) WebLogic
8 4 (1.72%) Apache
9 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (1.29%) JBoss
10 2 (0.86%) Confluence
10 2 (0.86%) Documentum
10 2 (0.86%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.43%) SAS
11 1 (0.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (3.86%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.15%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (2.58%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.86%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 31 (13.30%) Office 365
2 23 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (2.58%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (1.29%) IaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.43%) PaaS
6 1 (0.43%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 50 (21.46%) DNS
2 45 (19.31%) Firewall
3 37 (15.88%) SAN
4 29 (12.45%) DHCP
5 21 (9.01%) LAN
6 19 (8.15%) TCP/IP
7 15 (6.44%) WAN
8 13 (5.58%) Internet
9 10 (4.29%) VoIP
10 9 (3.86%) LDAP
10 9 (3.86%) SSL
11 7 (3.00%) Cisco ASA
12 6 (2.58%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (2.58%) Wireless
13 5 (2.15%) ADSL
13 5 (2.15%) NAS
13 5 (2.15%) PBX
13 5 (2.15%) Skype
14 4 (1.72%) VLAN
14 4 (1.72%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (19.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (2.15%) BusinessObjects
3 5 (2.15%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.29%) DB2
4 3 (1.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.86%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (0.43%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.43%) MS Access
6 1 (0.43%) MySQL
6 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.29%) Git (software)
2 3 (1.29%) JIRA
2 3 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
3 2 (0.86%) JUnit
3 2 (0.86%) MSI
4 1 (0.43%) GitLab
4 1 (0.43%) Inno Setup
4 1 (0.43%) InstallAnywhere
4 1 (0.43%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.43%) Introscope
4 1 (0.43%) Rational DOORS
4 1 (0.43%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.43%) Rational Rose
4 1 (0.43%) Subversion
4 1 (0.43%) WiX
General
1 34 (14.59%) Finance
2 13 (5.58%) Banking
3 9 (3.86%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.00%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.58%) Electronics
5 6 (2.58%) Marketing
6 5 (2.15%) Retail
7 4 (1.72%) Back Office
7 4 (1.72%) Local Government
7 4 (1.72%) Military
8 1 (0.43%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Automotive
8 1 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.00%) Middleware
2 4 (1.72%) Software Packaging
2 4 (1.72%) WAP
2 4 (1.72%) XML
3 2 (0.86%) .NET
3 2 (0.86%) Spring
3 2 (0.86%) Spring MVC
3 2 (0.86%) Web Services
4 1 (0.43%) EntireX
4 1 (0.43%) J2EE
4 1 (0.43%) Lambda Expressions
4 1 (0.43%) LINQ
4 1 (0.43%) Node.js
4 1 (0.43%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.87%) Data Centre
2 10 (4.29%) Clustering
3 8 (3.43%) PKI
4 6 (2.58%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (2.58%) Replication
4 6 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
5 5 (2.15%) Blackberry
5 5 (2.15%) Driving Licence
5 5 (2.15%) NHS
6 3 (1.29%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.29%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.29%) Thin Client
7 2 (0.86%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.86%) EPoS
8 1 (0.43%) CESG
8 1 (0.43%) DataPower
8 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.43%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 190 (81.55%) Windows
2 156 (66.95%) Windows Server
3 87 (37.34%) Windows Server 2012
4 69 (29.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (24.46%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (14.59%) Linux
7 14 (6.01%) Unix
7 14 (6.01%) Windows 7
8 11 (4.72%) Windows 10
9 5 (2.15%) AIX
9 5 (2.15%) Oracle Linux
9 5 (2.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.72%) Data ONTAP
10 4 (1.72%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.29%) Android
11 3 (1.29%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.29%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.29%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.86%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (16.74%) ITIL
2 31 (13.30%) Migration
3 13 (5.58%) Server Building
4 12 (5.15%) Configuration Management
5 11 (4.72%) Service Management
6 10 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (4.29%) Load Balancing
7 9 (3.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (3.86%) ITIL V3
8 8 (3.43%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (3.43%) Change Management
8 8 (3.43%) Patch Management
8 8 (3.43%) Problem Management
9 7 (3.00%) Proactive Monitoring
10 6 (2.58%) Asset Management
10 6 (2.58%) Digital Marketing
10 6 (2.58%) High Availability
10 6 (2.58%) ITSM
10 6 (2.58%) Programme Management
11 5 (2.15%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 48 (20.60%) PowerShell
2 29 (12.45%) SQL
3 8 (3.43%) Java
3 8 (3.43%) VBScript
4 7 (3.00%) Perl
5 6 (2.58%) Bash Shell
6 5 (2.15%) Korn
7 3 (1.29%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.86%) Jython
8 2 (0.86%) Python
8 2 (0.86%) VB
9 1 (0.43%) C#
9 1 (0.43%) C++
9 1 (0.43%) PHP
9 1 (0.43%) Ruby
9 1 (0.43%) VB6
9 1 (0.43%) VC++
Qualifications
1 37 (15.88%) Security Cleared
2 34 (14.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (10.30%) SC Cleared
4 23 (9.87%) MCSE
5 14 (6.01%) CCNA
5 14 (6.01%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (6.01%) MCSA
6 10 (4.29%) MCITP
7 9 (3.86%) DV Cleared
8 8 (3.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (3.43%) MCP
9 7 (3.00%) Degree
10 3 (1.29%) MCSD
11 2 (0.86%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
11 2 (0.86%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 1 (0.43%) BPSS Clearance
12 1 (0.43%) MCDST
12 1 (0.43%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.00%) SLA
2 4 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 143 (61.37%) Active Directory
2 59 (25.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (13.30%) Hyper-V
4 28 (12.02%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (7.30%) vSphere
6 15 (6.44%) XenApp
7 14 (6.01%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (3.86%) VMware Server
9 8 (3.43%) Virtual Servers
10 5 (2.15%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.72%) Firmware
11 4 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 2 (0.86%) DFS Replication
12 2 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.86%) vCloud
13 1 (0.43%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.43%) UAG
13 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 38 (16.31%) SCCM
2 23 (9.87%) SCOM
3 10 (4.29%) WSUS
4 8 (3.43%) HP Data Protector
5 7 (3.00%) Ansible
6 6 (2.58%) Failover Clustering
6 6 (2.58%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (2.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 6 (2.58%) Tivoli
6 6 (2.58%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 6 (2.58%) vCenter Server
7 5 (2.15%) NetBackup
7 5 (2.15%) Netcool
7 5 (2.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 4 (1.72%) Nessus
8 4 (1.72%) Puppet
9 3 (1.29%) Dollar Universe
9 3 (1.29%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.86%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 114 (48.93%) VMware
2 96 (41.20%) Microsoft
3 43 (18.45%) HP
4 39 (16.74%) Cisco
5 37 (15.88%) Citrix
6 23 (9.87%) NetApp
7 18 (7.73%) Dell
8 16 (6.87%) Oracle
9 14 (6.01%) Sophos
10 11 (4.72%) IBM
11 10 (4.29%) McAfee
11 10 (4.29%) Veeam
12 8 (3.43%) Red Hat
13 7 (3.00%) CheckPoint
13 7 (3.00%) EMC
14 6 (2.58%) SAP
14 6 (2.58%) ServiceNow
14 6 (2.58%) SolarWinds
15 5 (2.15%) F5
15 5 (2.15%) Symantec
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