The median contractor rate for a Server Support Engineer was £180 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 Support Engineer
UK
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 592 622 608
Rank change year-on-year +30 -14  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support Engineer 18 32 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.038% 0.059% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.040% 0.062% 0.065%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 14
Median daily rate £180 £255 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.27% -15.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £177 £190 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £205 £330 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £180 £250 £300
% change year-on-year -28.00% -16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 8
Median hourly rate £19.66 £35.75 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +48.95%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £35.75 £24.00
% change year-on-year -45.00% +48.95%  

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 Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Server Support Engineer in the UK

Server Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Support Engineer in the UK

Server Support Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Support Engineer over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Support Engineer in the UK

Server Support Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Support Engineer in the UK

Server Support Engineer
Top 18 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Support 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 +3 12 £198 -22.39% 2
Cardiff +4 6 £180 -
South Wales +2 6 £180 -
Wales +1 6 £180 -
South East +9 5 £145 -55.38%
Berkshire +26 4 - -
London +5 4 £225 -25.00%
South West +1 2 £195 -22.00% 2
Reading - 2 - -
Gloucestershire +12 1 £195 -44.28%
Bracknell +6 1 - -
Kent -2 1 £145 -19.44%
Paddington - 1 £200 -
Maidstone - 1 £145 -
Leicester - 1 - -
Leicestershire - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 - -
Bristol - 1 - - 2

Server Support Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, Server Support 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 Support Engineer in the job title.

1 23 (85.19%) Windows
2 21 (77.78%) Active Directory
3 18 (66.67%) VMware
4 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
5 13 (48.15%) MS Exchange
5 13 (48.15%) VMware Infrastructure
5 13 (48.15%) Windows Server
6 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 11 (40.74%) ITIL
7 10 (37.04%) Citrix
8 9 (33.33%) HP
9 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
10 7 (25.93%) Cisco
10 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
11 6 (22.22%) CCNA
11 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
11 6 (22.22%) Internet
11 6 (22.22%) Firewall
11 6 (22.22%) HP Data Protector
11 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
12 5 (18.52%) DHCP
12 5 (18.52%) DNS
13 4 (14.81%) LAN
13 4 (14.81%) SQL
13 4 (14.81%) Tivoli
13 4 (14.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
13 4 (14.81%) NHS

Server Support 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 13 (48.15%) MS Exchange
2 3 (11.11%) IIS
3 2 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (11.11%) Office 365
2 2 (7.41%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) Firewall
1 6 (22.22%) Internet
2 5 (18.52%) DHCP
2 5 (18.52%) DNS
3 4 (14.81%) LAN
4 2 (7.41%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.81%) NHS
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
2 2 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.70%) CESG
3 1 (3.70%) Clustering
3 1 (3.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 23 (85.19%) Windows
2 13 (48.15%) Windows Server
3 11 (40.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (7.41%) Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
7 1 (3.70%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.70%) VMS
7 1 (3.70%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (3.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) ITIL
2 3 (11.11%) Migration
2 3 (11.11%) Problem Management
2 3 (11.11%) Service Management
3 2 (7.41%) Asset Management
3 2 (7.41%) Change Management
3 2 (7.41%) High Availability
3 2 (7.41%) Identity Management
3 2 (7.41%) Information Management
3 2 (7.41%) IT Asset Management
3 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
3 2 (7.41%) Release Management
3 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
3 2 (7.41%) Ticket Management
4 1 (3.70%) Business Transformation
4 1 (3.70%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) PowerShell
2 4 (14.81%) SQL
3 2 (7.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (22.22%) CCNA
1 6 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 5 (18.52%) Security Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) DV Cleared
3 3 (11.11%) MCSA
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (7.41%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.70%) MCDST
5 1 (3.70%) MCP
5 1 (3.70%) MCSE
System Software
1 21 (77.78%) Active Directory
2 13 (48.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.41%) vSphere
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (22.22%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (14.81%) SCCM
2 4 (14.81%) Tivoli
2 4 (14.81%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 3 (11.11%) WSUS
4 2 (7.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (7.41%) SCOrch
5 1 (3.70%) AirWatch
5 1 (3.70%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.70%) Netcool
5 1 (3.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 18 (66.67%) VMware
2 14 (51.85%) Microsoft
3 10 (37.04%) Citrix
4 9 (33.33%) HP
5 7 (25.93%) Cisco
6 3 (11.11%) Sophos
7 2 (7.41%) Veeam
8 1 (3.70%) Apple
8 1 (3.70%) Dell
8 1 (3.70%) Extreme Networks
8 1 (3.70%) McAfee
8 1 (3.70%) Oracle
8 1 (3.70%) Proofpoint
8 1 (3.70%) Remedy
8 1 (3.70%) Veritas