The table below looks at the statistics for the Server Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands 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 96 107 98
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 17 14 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.69% 0.54% 0.62%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.74% 0.59% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 5 10
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£261 £425 £236
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.52% +79.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £293 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £450 £319
UK excluding London average daily rate £250 £280 £263
% change year-on-year
-10.71% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £20.00 - £24.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £27.00 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-24.07% +16.32%
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
2285 2363 1938
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 92.66% 91.41% 92.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 1352 1201 1013
Average daily rate £365 £340 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £200 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 142 166 130
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.05 £9.50 £9.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

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 3 September 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 3 September 2015. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
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IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +10 11 £261 -40.28%
Warwickshire - 4 - -
Shropshire -7 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Server Engineer
England

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 31 (88.57%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) VMware
2 23 (65.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (51.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
4 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (31.43%) SAN
6 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
7 8 (22.86%) NetApp
7 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (22.86%) Finance
8 7 (20.00%) Migration
8 7 (20.00%) Cisco
9 6 (17.14%) DHCP
9 6 (17.14%) Clustering
9 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
10 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
10 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (14.29%) DNS
10 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
10 5 (14.29%) Windows 2000
10 5 (14.29%) MCSE
10 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
11 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
11 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
11 4 (11.43%) Banking
11 4 (11.43%) SCCM
11 4 (11.43%) SCOM
11 4 (11.43%) Data Virtualisation
12 3 (8.57%) Veeam

Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 5 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 3 (8.57%) IIS
3 2 (5.71%) Lync
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
1 2 (5.71%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 11 (31.43%) SAN
2 6 (17.14%) DHCP
3 5 (14.29%) DNS
4 2 (5.71%) Network Security
4 2 (5.71%) Intranet
4 2 (5.71%) Internet
5 1 (2.86%) Firewall
5 1 (2.86%) Wireless
5 1 (2.86%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 8 (22.86%) Finance
2 4 (11.43%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.57%) Application Packaging
2 2 (5.71%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) Clustering
2 1 (2.86%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 31 (88.57%) Windows
2 23 (65.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (51.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 5 (14.29%) Windows 2000
6 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.86%) Linux
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.00%) Migration
2 4 (11.43%) Data Virtualisation
2 4 (11.43%) Data Modelling
3 3 (8.57%) Patch Management
4 2 (5.71%) ITIL
5 1 (2.86%) Time Management
5 1 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.86%) Project Management
5 1 (2.86%) Change Management
5 1 (2.86%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 3 (8.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) MCSE
1 5 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (8.57%) MCP
3 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (2.86%) MCITP
System Software
1 17 (48.57%) Active Directory
2 8 (22.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (17.14%) Hyper-V
4 2 (5.71%) Terminal Server
4 2 (5.71%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.86%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (11.43%) SCCM
1 4 (11.43%) SCOM
2 1 (2.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) VMware
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 8 (22.86%) NetApp
4 7 (20.00%) Cisco
5 3 (8.57%) Veeam
5 3 (8.57%) HP
6 2 (5.71%) Citrix
7 1 (2.86%) Juniper
7 1 (2.86%) EMC
7 1 (2.86%) Symantec
7 1 (2.86%) Brocade
7 1 (2.86%) Acronis