Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 15 13 10
Rank change year-on-year -2 -3 +24
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 5 4 26
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Staffordshire 4.46% 3.60% 12.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.83% 13.79% 47.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 20
10th Percentile £208 £266 £247
25th Percentile £220 £271 £323
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £240 £290 £360
Median % change year-on-year -17.24% -19.44% +0.70%
75th Percentile £260 £308 £370
90th Percentile £272 £312 £388
West Midlands median daily rate £280 £325 £345
% change year-on-year -13.85% -5.80% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 2
10th Percentile £29.30 " "
25th Percentile £32.75 £21.25 £42.50
Median hourly rate £39.00 £22.50 £45.00
Median % change year-on-year +73.33% -50.00% +143.24%
75th Percentile £44.75 £23.75 £47.50
90th Percentile £47.90 " "
West Midlands median hourly rate £39.00 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +116.67% - -4.00%

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 24 29 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 21.43% 26.13% 25.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 12 35
10th Percentile £121 £121 £140
25th Percentile £200 £133 £211
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £188 £360
Median % change year-on-year +86.67% -47.92% -1.37%
75th Percentile £419 £250 £370
90th Percentile £438 £312 £398
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -10.00% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 8
10th Percentile £13.50 £11.54 £14.55
25th Percentile £14.50 £13.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate £15.50 £16.20 £16.38
Median % change year-on-year -4.32% -1.07% +31.00%
75th Percentile £25.75 £18.75 £26.13
90th Percentile £39.50 £20.55 £47.50
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +6.45% -3.13% +6.67%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Staffordshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Daily rate trend for Windows Server in Staffordshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Staffordshire

Windows Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in Staffordshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server in Staffordshire over the 6 months to 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 2 £200 - 1
Lichfield +3 1 - -
Windows Server
West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Public Sector
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
4 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
4 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
4 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
4 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
4 1 (20.00%) REST
4 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
4 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Degree
4 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
4 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared

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 (20.00%) Apache
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Reports
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) SoapUI
General
1 2 (40.00%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Server Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) REST
1 1 (20.00%) SOAP
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (20.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (20.00%) Defect Management
1 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 1 (20.00%) Functional Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Manual Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
1 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
1 1 (20.00%) SDLC
1 1 (20.00%) SOA
1 1 (20.00%) Software Delivery
1 1 (20.00%) Software Testing
1 1 (20.00%) TDD
1 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (20.00%) Test Strategy
1 1 (20.00%) V-Model
1 1 (20.00%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
1 1 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (20.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) Red Hat