The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Server Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 3 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Server Engineer
Rank 48 58 57
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 11 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.49% 0.91% 0.74%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.56% 0.98% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 4 5
Average daily rate
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£261 £438 £238
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-40.28% +84.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £373 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £450 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £280 £263
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £27.00 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-24.07% +16.32%
Server Engineer
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
703 717 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 95.39% 92.76% 92.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 436 396 392
Average daily rate £375 £350 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £185 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £508 £500 £484
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 39 25
Average hourly rate £16.50 £14.00 £13.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+17.85% +0.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.75 £11.25 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £27.50 £32.10
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Server Engineer in the job title across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Server Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Server Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Engineer across the Birmingham region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015.

Server Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Server Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Server Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Server Engineer in their job title.

1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) VMware
3 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (27.78%) SAN
6 5 (27.78%) Finance
6 5 (27.78%) Clustering
6 5 (27.78%) DHCP
6 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
6 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
7 4 (22.22%) Banking
7 4 (22.22%) DNS
7 4 (22.22%) Windows 2000
7 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
8 3 (16.67%) MCSE
8 3 (16.67%) MCP
8 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
8 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (16.67%) Application Packaging
8 3 (16.67%) SCCM
8 3 (16.67%) Migration
8 3 (16.67%) Veeam
8 3 (16.67%) Patch Management
9 2 (11.11%) Office 365
9 2 (11.11%) Yammer
9 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (11.11%) Lync

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region that cited Server Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Server Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Lync
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (11.11%) Office 365
1 2 (11.11%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) DHCP
1 5 (27.78%) SAN
2 4 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (11.11%) Network Security
4 1 (5.56%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) SQL Server
General
1 5 (27.78%) Finance
2 4 (22.22%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 18 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (38.89%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
6 4 (22.22%) Windows 2000
7 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 1 (5.56%) Linux
8 1 (5.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (16.67%) Migration
1 3 (16.67%) Patch Management
2 2 (11.11%) ITIL
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
3 1 (5.56%) Change Management
3 1 (5.56%) Validation
3 1 (5.56%) Time Management
3 1 (5.56%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (16.67%) MCP
1 3 (16.67%) MCSE
1 3 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 12 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (27.78%) Hyper-V
3 2 (11.11%) Terminal Server
4 1 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) SCCM
2 2 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) VMware
2 8 (44.44%) Microsoft
3 3 (16.67%) Veeam
4 2 (11.11%) NetApp
5 1 (5.56%) Cisco
5 1 (5.56%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Acronis