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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Server Engineer
Rank 85 99 99
Rank change year-on-year
+14 0
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 25 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.10% 0.28% 0.35%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.21% 0.31% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 2
Average daily rate
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£275 £245 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.24% -45.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £214 £410
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £262 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £285 £260 £240
% change year-on-year
+9.61% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
Average hourly rate £19.46 £11.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+76.86% -64.51%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £19.00 £23.19 £20.75
% change year-on-year
-18.05% +11.74%
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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
2069 1966 1873
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 90.75% 90.98% 93.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 1205 1033 855
Average daily rate £350 £330 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £188 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 147 186
Average hourly rate £15.71 £17.50 £21.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.22% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £10.28 £11.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.44 £34.00 £34.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 24 December 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 24 December 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 -5 5 £450 +83.67%
Worcestershire - 4 £225 -
Warwickshire - 2 £213 -
Coventry -2 1 £240 -
Halesowen - - - -
Solihull - - - - 1
Server Engineer
England

Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 45 (88.24%) Windows
2 30 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (49.02%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (49.02%) DHCP
4 24 (47.06%) SCOM
5 23 (45.10%) DNS
6 22 (43.14%) SCCM
7 21 (41.18%) VMware
7 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (33.33%) Security Cleared
9 13 (25.49%) Active Directory
9 13 (25.49%) HP
10 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
11 11 (21.57%) Change Management
11 11 (21.57%) DV Cleared
11 11 (21.57%) PowerShell
12 10 (19.61%) ITIL
13 9 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (17.65%) EMC
13 9 (17.65%) NetBackup
13 9 (17.65%) Business Continuity
14 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
15 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
16 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
17 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2003
17 5 (9.80%) Citrix
17 5 (9.80%) SAN
18 4 (7.84%) MS Office
18 4 (7.84%) XenApp
18 4 (7.84%) XenServer

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (13.73%) MS Exchange
2 5 (9.80%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (5.88%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (7.84%) MS Office
2 2 (3.92%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) Office 365
2 1 (1.96%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 25 (49.02%) DHCP
2 23 (45.10%) DNS
3 5 (9.80%) SAN
4 3 (5.88%) VLAN
4 3 (5.88%) NAS
4 3 (5.88%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.96%) Subversion
1 1 (1.96%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.96%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (1.96%) Local Government
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.88%) Blackberry
1 3 (5.88%) PDA
2 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Storage
2 2 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 45 (88.24%) Windows
2 30 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (49.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Vista
5 1 (1.96%) Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Windows XP
5 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.96%) Windows 8
5 1 (1.96%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) Change Management
2 10 (19.61%) ITIL
3 9 (17.65%) Business Continuity
4 3 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (3.92%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (3.92%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.96%) Configuration Management
6 1 (1.96%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (1.96%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 11 (21.57%) DV Cleared
3 9 (17.65%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (11.76%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (1.96%) MCITP
6 1 (1.96%) MCSE
6 1 (1.96%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) QA
System Software
1 13 (25.49%) Active Directory
2 8 (15.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.84%) XenApp
3 4 (7.84%) XenServer
3 4 (7.84%) XenDesktop
4 3 (5.88%) VMware Server
4 3 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 24 (47.06%) SCOM
2 22 (43.14%) SCCM
3 9 (17.65%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.96%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.96%) SCVMM
4 1 (1.96%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 21 (41.18%) VMware
2 13 (25.49%) HP
3 12 (23.53%) Microsoft
4 9 (17.65%) EMC
5 5 (9.80%) Citrix
6 3 (5.88%) Dell
7 2 (3.92%) Sophos
7 2 (3.92%) Cisco
8 1 (1.96%) IBM
8 1 (1.96%) Sun
8 1 (1.96%) NetApp
8 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.96%) Perforce
8 1 (1.96%) 3PAR
8 1 (1.96%) Spiceworks