The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the West Midlands region that had Server Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Server Engineer
Rank 139 93 108
Rank change year-on-year
-46 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 4 20 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.12% 0.81% 0.70%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.13% 0.86% 0.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 10 6
Median daily rate £325 £281 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.55% -27.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £150 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £318 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £293 £300 £275
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £19.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -15.78%
Server Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
3137 2338 2412
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 95.61% 95.12% 94.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 1863 1380 1221
Median daily rate £400 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 146 186
Median hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -2.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.78 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.50 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +3.03%

Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of IT contracts across the West Midlands region that featured Server Engineer in the job title.

Server Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Server Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Server Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Server Engineer across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

Server Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Server Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

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 West Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Birmingham -21 3 £388 +47.61% 1
Worcestershire +1 1 £300 -3.22%
Server Engineer
England

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, 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 across the West Midlands region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 12 (57.14%) Windows Server
4 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
6 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
7 7 (33.33%) VMware
8 6 (28.57%) Firewall
8 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (23.81%) SCCM
9 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (23.81%) Citrix
9 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
9 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
9 5 (23.81%) LAN
9 5 (23.81%) WAN
10 4 (19.05%) MCSE
10 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
10 4 (19.05%) SAN
10 4 (19.05%) DNS
10 4 (19.05%) Cisco
10 4 (19.05%) IBM
10 4 (19.05%) Migration
10 4 (19.05%) NetBackup
10 4 (19.05%) Backup Exec
10 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
11 3 (14.29%) Server Building
11 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 5 (23.81%) MS Exchange
2 3 (14.29%) IIS
3 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) Firewall
2 5 (23.81%) LAN
2 5 (23.81%) WAN
3 4 (19.05%) DNS
3 4 (19.05%) SAN
4 3 (14.29%) Internet
5 2 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (9.52%) SSL
5 2 (9.52%) Unified Communications
5 2 (9.52%) Wireless
6 1 (4.76%) Intranet
6 1 (4.76%) Skype
6 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (23.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (9.52%) Banking
1 2 (9.52%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) WAP
2 1 (4.76%) .NET
2 1 (4.76%) Web Services
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) PKI
3 1 (4.76%) Clustering
3 1 (4.76%) NHS
3 1 (4.76%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows Server
3 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (9.52%) Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (19.05%) Migration
2 3 (14.29%) Server Building
3 2 (9.52%) Capacity Management
3 2 (9.52%) Capacity Planning
3 2 (9.52%) ITIL
3 2 (9.52%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (9.52%) Line Management
3 2 (9.52%) Load Balancing
3 2 (9.52%) Presales
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Web Filtering
4 1 (4.76%) CRM
4 1 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.76%) IT Audit
4 1 (4.76%) Network Design
4 1 (4.76%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.76%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (23.81%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (19.05%) MCSE
3 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 2 (9.52%) CCNA
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (9.52%) LPIC
4 2 (9.52%) MCSA
5 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.52%) Firmware
4 2 (9.52%) vSphere
5 1 (4.76%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) SCCM
2 4 (19.05%) Backup Exec
2 4 (19.05%) NetBackup
3 3 (14.29%) SCOM
4 2 (9.52%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (9.52%) SmoothWall
4 2 (9.52%) WSUS
5 1 (4.76%) MAILsweeper
5 1 (4.76%) Simpana
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Microsoft
2 7 (33.33%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) Cisco
4 4 (19.05%) IBM
5 3 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (9.52%) Dell
6 2 (9.52%) Intel Security
6 2 (9.52%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.76%) CommVault
7 1 (4.76%) FalconStor
7 1 (4.76%) Finjan
7 1 (4.76%) NetApp