Period
to 7 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 7 July 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.

Microsoft Windows Server
West Midlands > Birmingham
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 44 53 59
Rank change year-on-year +9 +6 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 15 40 49
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Birmingham 2.56% 2.88% 3.16%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.00% 18.02% 19.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 32 37
Median daily rate £400 £370 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +9.63% +6.72%
10th Percentile £166 £201 £150
90th Percentile £538 £424 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £348 £325
% change year-on-year +0.72% +6.92% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £14.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +26.32% +1.79%
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £18.00 £20.25
% change year-on-year - -11.11% +62.00%

Windows Server is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 125 222 249
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 21.37% 16.01% 16.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 136 148
Median daily rate £380 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +14.29% -6.67%
10th Percentile £117 £133 £111
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 15 41
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -1.51%
10th Percentile £11.75 £11.07 £8.39
90th Percentile £35.00 £18.22 £27.00
Median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £14.50
% change year-on-year +9.68% +6.90% -

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing Windows Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Birmingham

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in Birmingham.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server in Birmingham

Windows Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in Birmingham over the 6 months to 7 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Birmingham

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in Birmingham.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (53.33%) Azure
4 6 (40.00%) SCCM
4 6 (40.00%) Office 365
4 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
6 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2016
6 4 (26.67%) Citrix
7 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (20.00%) Finance
7 3 (20.00%) VMware
7 3 (20.00%) Apple
7 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
7 3 (20.00%) LAN
7 3 (20.00%) WAN
7 3 (20.00%) SQL
7 3 (20.00%) Linux
7 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (13.33%) HTML5
8 2 (13.33%) R
8 2 (13.33%) Data Quality
8 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (13.33%) Network Management
8 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
8 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.67%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 8 (53.33%) Azure
2 6 (40.00%) Office 365
3 2 (13.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (13.33%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) LAN
1 3 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (20.00%) WAN
2 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) DNS
3 1 (6.67%) Internet
3 1 (6.67%) Skype
3 1 (6.67%) SNMP
3 1 (6.67%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.67%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (13.33%) Power BI
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Power BI Developer
3 2 (13.33%) Server Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Windows Server Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix Support
4 1 (6.67%) Design Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (13.33%) CSS
1 2 (13.33%) HTML
1 2 (13.33%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Client/Server
1 1 (6.67%) NHS
1 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
1 1 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2016
5 3 (20.00%) Linux
5 3 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (6.67%) AIX
7 1 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (6.67%) Solaris
7 1 (6.67%) Unix
7 1 (6.67%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (13.33%) Coaching
2 2 (13.33%) Data Analysis
2 2 (13.33%) Data Management
2 2 (13.33%) Investment Management
2 2 (13.33%) Network Management
2 2 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (6.67%) Antivirus Management
3 1 (6.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (6.67%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (6.67%) DevOps
3 1 (6.67%) Fund Management
3 1 (6.67%) ITIL
3 1 (6.67%) Patch Management
3 1 (6.67%) Server Monitoring
3 1 (6.67%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (20.00%) SQL
2 2 (13.33%) C#
2 2 (13.33%) Java
2 2 (13.33%) JavaScript
2 2 (13.33%) Python
2 2 (13.33%) R
2 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) Data Quality
System Software
1 10 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Virtual Machines
2 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (40.00%) SCCM
2 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (6.67%) SCOM
3 1 (6.67%) SCOrch
3 1 (6.67%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (6.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 10 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 4 (26.67%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) Apple
3 3 (20.00%) VMware
4 2 (13.33%) Google
4 2 (13.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco
5 1 (6.67%) HP
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat