Period
to 26 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 26 January 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 > Staffordshire
6 months to
26 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 12 12 28
Rank change year-on-year 0 +16 +11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 10 37 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 7.63% 15.23% 3.38%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.23% 62.71% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 51 8
Staffordshire median daily rate £370 £370 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.37% +27.51%
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £360 £325
% change year-on-year -9.72% +10.77% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 2
Staffordshire median hourly rate £30.00 £45.00 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +41.73% +139.62%
10th Percentile £22.50 £18.50 £19.53
90th Percentile £34.50 £47.50 £46.98
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.25 £22.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year -17.98% -1.11% +50.00%

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 Staffordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Staffordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 52 59 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 39.69% 24.28% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 38 21
Staffordshire median daily rate £195 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -46.21% -9.38% +45.45%
10th Percentile £121 £227 £295
90th Percentile £370 £397 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 7 8
Staffordshire median hourly rate £16.20 £15.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.23% -7.58% +13.87%
10th Percentile £11.17 £13.10 £12.36
90th Percentile £28.00 £47.50 £37.05
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.85 £14.51
% change year-on-year - +9.22% -3.25%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Staffordshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in Staffordshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Staffordshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Staffordshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 26 January 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in Staffordshire

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server within the Staffordshire region over the 6 months to 26 January 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
Tamworth +3 3 £370 - 5
Lichfield +6 1 £275 -31.25% 1
Stafford - 1 - - 2
Burton-upon-Trent - 1 £305 - 2
Windows Server
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) VMware
3 7 (70.00%) Office 365
3 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (40.00%) Azure
6 3 (30.00%) Retail
6 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (30.00%) SCCM
6 3 (30.00%) FMCG
6 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
7 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 2 (20.00%) Migration
7 2 (20.00%) Clustering
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (20.00%) MCSE
7 2 (20.00%) MCSA
7 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (10.00%) Service Management
8 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
8 1 (10.00%) Dell
8 1 (10.00%) Citrix
8 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
8 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
8 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
8 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 7 (70.00%) Office 365
2 4 (40.00%) Azure
3 1 (10.00%) IaaS
3 1 (10.00%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) NAS
1 1 (10.00%) NetScaler
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 3 (30.00%) Retail
2 1 (10.00%) Police
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 5 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 3 (30.00%) Office 365 Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) Office 365 Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) Server Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (20.00%) VMWare Administrator
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Active Directory Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Azure Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) FMCG
2 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (10.00%) Private Cloud
3 1 (10.00%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (10.00%) Application Virtualisation
3 1 (10.00%) Change Control
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Data Analysis
3 1 (10.00%) Decision-Making
3 1 (10.00%) Identity Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Patch Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Planning
3 1 (10.00%) Server Management
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Leadership
3 1 (10.00%) Technology Roadmap
3 1 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (20.00%) MCSA
1 2 (20.00%) MCSE
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (30.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (10.00%) BitLocker
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (10.00%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (10.00%) XenApp
4 1 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (30.00%) SCCM
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
3 1 (10.00%) Single Sign-On
3 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) VMware
2 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) Dell
3 1 (10.00%) Ivanti
3 1 (10.00%) Okta
3 1 (10.00%) Oracle
3 1 (10.00%) Remedy
3 1 (10.00%) ServiceNow