Period
to 11 April 2021

The median contractor rate for a 3rd Line Server Engineer was £206 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Third Line Server Engineer
England > West Midlands
6 months to
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 120 - 198
Rank change year-on-year - +198 -12
Contract jobs requiring a 3rd Line Server Engineer 3 0 2
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.15% - 0.040%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% - 0.042%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 2
10th Percentile £201 " "
25th Percentile £202 " £355
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £206 - £360
75th Percentile £214 " £365
90th Percentile £217 " "
England median daily rate £240 £375 £334
% change year-on-year -36.00% +12.28% +2.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 - -
England median hourly rate £28.25 £29.99 £34.51
% change year-on-year -5.79% -13.11% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
West Midlands
Contract vacancies in the West Midlands with a recognized job title 1,935 2,572 4,745
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.61% 95.47% 95.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,401 1,606 3,075
10th Percentile £189 £210 £261
25th Percentile £313 £340 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £430 £425
Median % change year-on-year -6.98% +1.18% +3.03%
75th Percentile £488 £525 £509
90th Percentile £563 £575 £588
England median daily rate £475 £475 £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 118 139
10th Percentile £12.53 £11.23 £10.76
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.00 £11.75
Median hourly rate £15.48 £15.50 £15.85
Median % change year-on-year -0.16% -2.21% -0.94%
75th Percentile £19.19 £18.75 £21.88
90th Percentile £27.83 £36.25 £45.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +16.22% +2.78% +1.12%

3rd Line Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings that featured 3rd Line Server Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for 3rd Line Server Engineer in the West Midlands

3rd Line Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing 3rd Line Server Engineer in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for 3rd Line Server Engineer in the West Midlands

3rd Line Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing 3rd Line Server Engineer in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for 3rd Line Server Engineer in the West Midlands

3rd Line 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 3rd Line Server Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 11 April 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Staffordshire - 2 £200 -
3rd Line Server Engineer
England

3rd Line Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 14 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 3rd Line Server Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region featuring 3rd Line Server Engineer in the job title.

1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2017
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (66.67%) Apache
2 2 (66.67%) NHS
2 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) VMware
3 1 (33.33%) Twitter

3rd Line Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring 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 2 (66.67%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2017
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Disaster Recovery
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Twitter
1 1 (33.33%) VMware