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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Engineer
Rank 109 98 102
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 13 12 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.52% 0.56% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.61% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 9 5
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£350 £235 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.93% -24.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £198 £212
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £322 £383
UK excluding London average daily rate £275 £268 £265
% change year-on-year
+2.80% +0.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £24.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.25 £23.21 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+0.17% -22.63%
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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
2286 1970 2134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 91.70% 91.84% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 1168 1019 1050
Average daily rate £340 £330 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +1.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 171 139 137
Average hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -27.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.00 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £35.40 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.98%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +3 6 £425 +86.81% 2
Staffordshire -1 1 - -
Coventry - - - - 1
Solihull - - - -
Server Engineer
England

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 13 (56.52%) SCCM
3 11 (47.83%) SCOM
4 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (39.13%) VMware
5 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
6 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
6 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (26.09%) Business Continuity
7 6 (26.09%) EMC
7 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
8 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
8 5 (21.74%) DHCP
9 4 (17.39%) DNS
9 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
10 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
10 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
10 3 (13.04%) Citrix
10 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
10 3 (13.04%) SAN
10 3 (13.04%) HP
11 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
11 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
11 2 (8.70%) MCSE
11 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
11 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (8.70%) Cisco
11 2 (8.70%) ITIL
11 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista

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

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (4.35%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (21.74%) DHCP
2 4 (17.39%) DNS
3 3 (13.04%) SAN
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) VLAN
4 1 (4.35%) NAS
4 1 (4.35%) VPN
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Blackberry
1 1 (4.35%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 17 (73.91%) Windows
2 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (39.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (34.78%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (8.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (26.09%) Business Continuity
2 2 (8.70%) ITIL
3 1 (4.35%) Change Management
3 1 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (34.78%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (26.09%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) DV Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) MCSE
3 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.04%) Hyper-V
4 1 (4.35%) XenApp
4 1 (4.35%) XenServer
4 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
4 1 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (4.35%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (56.52%) SCCM
2 11 (47.83%) SCOM
3 2 (8.70%) SCVMM
3 2 (8.70%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 9 (39.13%) VMware
2 6 (26.09%) EMC
3 5 (21.74%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) HP
4 3 (13.04%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco
6 1 (4.35%) IBM
6 1 (4.35%) Dell
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