The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles advertised for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Engineer
Rank 108 96 97
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 10 7 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.42% 0.38% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.46% 0.41% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 2
Average daily rate £400 £268 £260
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+49.53% +2.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £262 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £274 £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £260 £270
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £19.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £26.00 £22.53
% change year-on-year
-19.23% +15.40%
Job Titles Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2162 1704 2109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.92% 93.01% 93.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1115 796 954
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £205 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 155 177
Average hourly rate £16.00 £15.75 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.58% -4.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £37.80 £33.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%
Server Engineer
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Coventry - 2 £438 -
Solihull - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Server Engineer
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Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (40.00%) Citrix
5 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 5 (33.33%) SCCM
6 4 (26.67%) SCOM
6 4 (26.67%) XenApp
6 4 (26.67%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) EMC
7 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity
7 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
8 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
8 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (13.33%) VLAN
8 2 (13.33%) SQL
8 2 (13.33%) LAN
8 2 (13.33%) VoIP
8 2 (13.33%) WAN
8 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
8 2 (13.33%) ARCserve
8 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
8 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
9 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
9 1 (6.67%) Finance
9 1 (6.67%) Change Management
9 1 (6.67%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 1 (6.67%) IIS
1 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) VLAN
1 2 (13.33%) LAN
1 2 (13.33%) VoIP
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
1 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
2 1 (6.67%) Firewall
2 1 (6.67%) VPN
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) SAN
General
1 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (6.67%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 7 (46.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX
5 1 (6.67%) Solaris
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Business Continuity
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Project Management
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (13.33%) SQL
3 1 (6.67%) Perl
3 1 (6.67%) Korn
3 1 (6.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) XenApp
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCCM
2 4 (26.67%) SCOM
3 2 (13.33%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 6 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (26.67%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) EMC
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (6.67%) HP
4 1 (6.67%) CA
4 1 (6.67%) Red Hat
4 1 (6.67%) PlateSpin