The median contractor rate for a Server Engineer was £293 per day in advertised job vacancies in the West Midlands during the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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.

Server Engineer
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 116 135 101
Rank change year-on-year +19 -34  
Contract jobs requiring a Server Engineer 5 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.24% 0.37% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.25% 0.39% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 9 13
Median daily rate £293 £330 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.36% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £260 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £370 £374
UK excluding London median daily rate £280 £295 £300
% change year-on-year -5.08% -1.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £21.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year -16.00% +8.69%  

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

Contract IT Job Roles
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1968 2846 2221
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 94.71% 94.68% 95.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1194 1688 1346
Median daily rate £388 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.12% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £236 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 92 136
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +2.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.96 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.45 £38.90 £29.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands that featured Server Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Server Engineer in the West Midlands

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Server Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Engineer in the West Midlands

Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Engineer in the West Midlands over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Engineer in the West Midlands

Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Engineer in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Engineer 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Server Engineer within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +14 1 - -
Birmingham +7 1 £325 -1.51% 1
Server Engineer
England

Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, Server Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region featuring Server Engineer in the job title.

1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) SAN
4 3 (30.00%) DHCP
4 3 (30.00%) Change Management
4 3 (30.00%) SCOM
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Server Building
5 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (20.00%) Break/Fix
5 2 (20.00%) DNS
5 2 (20.00%) MCSE
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (10.00%) 3G
6 1 (10.00%) MCSA
6 1 (10.00%) WAP
6 1 (10.00%) SLA
6 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
6 1 (10.00%) ITIL
6 1 (10.00%) MCP
6 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (10.00%) Finance
6 1 (10.00%) Advertising

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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) SAN
2 3 (30.00%) DHCP
3 2 (20.00%) DNS
4 1 (10.00%) 3G
4 1 (10.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
1 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (30.00%) Change Management
1 3 (30.00%) Server Building
2 2 (20.00%) Break/Fix
3 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (10.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Network Management
3 1 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (10.00%) MCITP
2 1 (10.00%) MCP
2 1 (10.00%) MCSA
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (10.00%) UAG
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCOM
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
2 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 4 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco