Period
to 16 February 2020

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 16 February 2020 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 148 197 189
Rank change year-on-year +49 -8 -6
Contract jobs citing Server Management 8 11 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.26% 0.22% 0.17%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.31% 0.25% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 5
West Midlands median daily rate £275 £295 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.78% -23.87% -11.43%
10th Percentile £245 £150 £200
90th Percentile £288 £483 £423
England median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
West Midlands median hourly rate - - £45.00
England median hourly rate £25.00 £16.33 £18.38
% change year-on-year +53.09% -11.13% +13.78%

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 2,585 4,345 4,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 83.01% 87.60% 84.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,576 2,689 2,544
West Midlands median daily rate £450 £428 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +7.00% -
10th Percentile £263 £281 £241
90th Percentile £588 £588 £550
England median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 117 149
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £24.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -29.94% +23.02%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.88 £11.25
90th Percentile £40.30 £45.00 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £24.00 £24.09
% change year-on-year -6.25% -0.37% -1.67%

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 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 16 February 2020. 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
Birmingham - 2 - -
Worcestershire - 2 £275 - 1
Shropshire +53 1 £250 +51.52%
Staffordshire +21 1 - - 6
Warwickshire +7 1 - - 3
Server Management
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 2020, 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 5 (62.50%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 3 (37.50%) Azure
5 3 (37.50%) Skype for Business
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) F5
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) Office 365
6 2 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 2 (25.00%) Skype
6 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
6 2 (25.00%) Unix
6 2 (25.00%) Change Management
6 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (25.00%) SQL
6 2 (25.00%) MCSE

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 4 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) Skype for Business
3 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Azure
2 2 (25.00%) Office 365
3 1 (12.50%) AWS
3 1 (12.50%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 2 (25.00%) Skype
3 1 (12.50%) BIG-IP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
3 1 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (12.50%) NetScaler
3 1 (12.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
3 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Police
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Integration Manager
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support
2 1 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Leader
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (12.50%) Clustering
3 1 (12.50%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (25.00%) Unix
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (25.00%) Change Management
2 2 (25.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Availability Management
3 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
3 1 (12.50%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (12.50%) Decision-Making
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (12.50%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Load Balancing
3 1 (12.50%) OO
3 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 1 (12.50%) Project Planning
3 1 (12.50%) Release Management
3 1 (12.50%) Security Management
3 1 (12.50%) Server Virtualisation
3 1 (12.50%) Service Management
3 1 (12.50%) Software Delivery
3 1 (12.50%) Storage Management
3 1 (12.50%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) MCSE
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (12.50%) CCNA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (12.50%) DV Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) MCSA
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Terminal Services
3 1 (12.50%) VMware NSX
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (12.50%) HP Operations Orchestration
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
1 1 (12.50%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 2 (25.00%) F5
4 1 (12.50%) Adobe
4 1 (12.50%) BMC
4 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Citrix
4 1 (12.50%) Dell
4 1 (12.50%) EMC
4 1 (12.50%) Google
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Lumension
4 1 (12.50%) McAfee
4 1 (12.50%) NetApp
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Remedy