Period
to 18 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Server Support Engineer was £313 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 18 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 Support Engineer
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 849 853 864
Rank change year-on-year +4 +11 -68
Contract jobs requiring a Server Support Engineer 40 33 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.039% 0.031% 0.035%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.041% 0.033% 0.037%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 33 20
UK median daily rate £313 £225 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.89% -21.05% +1.79%
10th Percentile £175 £174 £225
90th Percentile £400 £325 £339
UK excluding London median daily rate £319 £225 £295
% change year-on-year +41.67% -23.73% +6.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 8
UK median hourly rate £19.66 £18.00 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.22% -11.11% -45.27%
10th Percentile £18.60 £14.55 £16.98
90th Percentile £20.73 £21.85 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.66 £18.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year +9.22% -11.11% -45.27%

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 96790 100139 109026
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.77% 94.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 63814 65329 69364
UK median daily rate £448 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.29% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +1.98% +4.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2894 3317 4130
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 £47.25 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.74 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.37% - +8.29%

Server Support Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 18 November 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 12 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 6 months to 18 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 +48 35 £325 +49.43% 1
UK excluding London +35 32 £319 +41.67% 1
South East +17 11 £369 +105.93% 1
East of England -10 10 £325 +71.05%
London -1 8 £250 -15.61%
Wales +15 5 £180 -20.00%
North of England +54 2 £218 -3.33%
Midlands +24 2 £400 +100.00%
Yorkshire +20 2 £218 -
South West +13 2 £195 -44.29%
West Midlands +36 1 £400 +233.33%
East Midlands +6 1 £400 +50.94%

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

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 33 (82.50%) Windows
2 27 (67.50%) VMware
3 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
4 18 (45.00%) Windows Server
5 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
7 13 (32.50%) Citrix
7 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
7 13 (32.50%) MS Exchange
8 12 (30.00%) ITIL
9 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
10 10 (25.00%) Cisco
10 10 (25.00%) HP
11 9 (22.50%) SAN
11 9 (22.50%) SharePoint
11 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
12 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (20.00%) vSphere
13 7 (17.50%) SCCM
13 7 (17.50%) NetBackup
14 6 (15.00%) Blackberry
14 6 (15.00%) DHCP
14 6 (15.00%) DNS
15 5 (12.50%) CCNA
15 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
15 5 (12.50%) Linux
15 5 (12.50%) Unix
15 5 (12.50%) Firewall

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 (32.50%) MS Exchange
2 9 (22.50%) SharePoint
3 4 (10.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.50%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 5 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (10.00%) Office 365
3 1 (2.50%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 9 (22.50%) SAN
2 6 (15.00%) DHCP
2 6 (15.00%) DNS
3 5 (12.50%) Firewall
3 5 (12.50%) NAS
4 4 (10.00%) Internet
4 4 (10.00%) Skype
5 3 (7.50%) Remote Desktop
5 3 (7.50%) Wireshark
6 1 (2.50%) LAN
6 1 (2.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.50%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.00%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.00%) PKI
3 2 (5.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (5.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (2.50%) Clustering
4 1 (2.50%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.50%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 33 (82.50%) Windows
2 18 (45.00%) Windows Server
3 15 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (35.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (27.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (12.50%) Linux
6 5 (12.50%) Unix
7 2 (5.00%) Android
8 1 (2.50%) Solaris
8 1 (2.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.00%) ITIL
2 4 (10.00%) Hardware Maintenance
2 4 (10.00%) Proactive Monitoring
2 4 (10.00%) Server Building
3 3 (7.50%) DevOps
4 2 (5.00%) Problem Management
4 2 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.50%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.50%) Identity Management
5 1 (2.50%) Incident Management
5 1 (2.50%) Information Management
5 1 (2.50%) IT Asset Management
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.50%) Migration
5 1 (2.50%) Release Management
5 1 (2.50%) Service Management
5 1 (2.50%) Ticket Management
5 1 (2.50%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 9 (22.50%) PowerShell
2 2 (5.00%) SQL
3 1 (2.50%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (32.50%) Security Cleared
2 11 (27.50%) SC Cleared
3 5 (12.50%) CCNA
3 5 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (12.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 4 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (7.50%) DV Cleared
6 1 (2.50%) MCDST
6 1 (2.50%) MCP
6 1 (2.50%) MCSA
6 1 (2.50%) MCSE
System Software
1 21 (52.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (20.00%) vSphere
3 4 (10.00%) VMware Server
3 4 (10.00%) XenApp
3 4 (10.00%) XenDesktop
4 3 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.50%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.50%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (17.50%) NetBackup
1 7 (17.50%) SCCM
2 4 (10.00%) HP Data Protector
2 4 (10.00%) SCOM
2 4 (10.00%) SCSM
2 4 (10.00%) SCVMM
3 3 (7.50%) Tivoli
3 3 (7.50%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.50%) Netcool
4 1 (2.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (2.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (67.50%) VMware
2 13 (32.50%) Citrix
2 13 (32.50%) Microsoft
3 10 (25.00%) Cisco
3 10 (25.00%) HP
4 4 (10.00%) NetApp
4 4 (10.00%) SolarWinds
4 4 (10.00%) ThinPrint
5 2 (5.00%) Apple
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle
5 2 (5.00%) Sophos
6 1 (2.50%) Clearswift
6 1 (2.50%) Dell
6 1 (2.50%) Extreme Networks
6 1 (2.50%) McAfee
6 1 (2.50%) Veeam
6 1 (2.50%) Veritas