Period
to 24 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for Server Management skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Server Management over the 6 months to 24 April 2019 with a comparison to the 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 Management
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 183 179 162
Rank change year-on-year -4 -17 +28
Contract jobs citing Server Management 15 4 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.083% 0.37%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.35% 0.099% 0.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 3 6
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £288 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.04% -30.30% +5.77%
10th Percentile £155 £172 £363
90th Percentile £475 £449 £481
England median daily rate £386 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -9.12% +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £37.50 £17.94 £16.15
% change year-on-year +109.06% +11.07% -15.00%

Server Management is in the Processes and Methodologies category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for process or methodology skills.

All Process and Methodology Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 4,248 4,053 3,739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 86.76% 84.44% 81.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,636 2,528 2,343
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £276 £263 £240
90th Percentile £600 £575 £538
England median daily rate £475 £463 £445
% change year-on-year +2.70% +3.93% +4.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 143 139
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.50 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.63% -7.32% +13.89%
10th Percentile £10.99 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £45.25 £48.75 £39.30
England median hourly rate £25.00 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +6.38%

Server Management
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Server Management as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Server Management in the West Midlands

Server Management
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 Management in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Server Management in the West Midlands

Server Management
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Server Management in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Server Management in the West Midlands

Server Management
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 Management in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Server Management in the West Midlands

Server Management
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 Management within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 April 2019. 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 - 4 £205 -
Shropshire - 3 £375 -
Birmingham +12 2 - -
Warwickshire +8 2 £325 -31.58%
Coventry - 2 £488 - 1
Solihull - 2 - -
Server Management
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Server Management also mentioned the following 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 with a requirement for Server Management.

1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 5 (33.33%) SCOM
4 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
5 3 (20.00%) ITIL
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) BMC
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (20.00%) SLA
5 3 (20.00%) IBM
5 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
5 3 (20.00%) BMC PATROL
5 3 (20.00%) Finance
5 3 (20.00%) Tech Ops
5 3 (20.00%) Opsview
6 2 (13.33%) Coaching
6 2 (13.33%) Kubernetes
6 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
6 2 (13.33%) EMC VNX
6 2 (13.33%) Ansible
6 2 (13.33%) Docker
6 2 (13.33%) DevOps
6 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
6 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (13.33%) HP SIM
6 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering

Server Management
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 5 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) DHCP
1 2 (13.33%) DNS
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
1 2 (13.33%) LAN
1 2 (13.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (26.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Advertising
2 2 (13.33%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Technical Specialist
2 2 (13.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) CRM Technical Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Deployment Engineer
3 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Server Technician
3 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (6.67%) Unix Administrator
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Deployment Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Data Centre
1 2 (13.33%) EMC VNX
2 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.67%) Clustering
2 1 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (6.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 11 (73.33%) Windows
2 8 (53.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Solaris
5 1 (6.67%) AIX
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.67%) Unix
5 1 (6.67%) VMS
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (20.00%) ITIL
1 3 (20.00%) Tech Ops
2 2 (13.33%) Coaching
2 2 (13.33%) CRM
2 2 (13.33%) DevOps
2 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
2 2 (13.33%) Service Design
2 2 (13.33%) Service Management
2 2 (13.33%) Statistical Analysis
3 1 (6.67%) Change Management
3 1 (6.67%) Customer Requirements
3 1 (6.67%) Information Security
3 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) CCNA
1 2 (13.33%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
1 2 (13.33%) MCSA
1 2 (13.33%) MCSE
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (13.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) Security Cleared
1 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Docker
2 2 (13.33%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (6.67%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) SCOM
2 3 (20.00%) BMC PATROL
2 3 (20.00%) Opsview
3 2 (13.33%) Ansible
3 2 (13.33%) HP SIM
3 2 (13.33%) Kubernetes
3 2 (13.33%) vCenter Server
3 2 (13.33%) WSUS
4 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (6.67%) SCCM
4 1 (6.67%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 3 (20.00%) BMC
1 3 (20.00%) Citrix
1 3 (20.00%) IBM
1 3 (20.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
2 2 (13.33%) EMC
2 2 (13.33%) Fortinet
2 2 (13.33%) HP
2 2 (13.33%) Oracle
2 2 (13.33%) Sophos
2 2 (13.33%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) Red Hat