Period
to 16 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 16 October 2018 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
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 51 46
Rank change year-on-year 0 -5 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 201 163 226
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.96% 3.55% 3.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.72% 19.02% 20.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 139 130 154
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% -1.52% +10.00%
10th Percentile £173 £176 £173
90th Percentile £476 £495 £509
England median daily rate £375 £350 £341
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.64% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 12
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.50 £13.75 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.36% +5.77% -21.69%
10th Percentile £13.20 £10.13 £10.80
90th Percentile £29.85 £38.13 £20.46
England median hourly rate £24.00 £16.81 £21.50
% change year-on-year +42.81% -21.84% +13.16%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,074 857 1,097
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.17% 18.64% 17.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 507 595
West Midlands median daily rate £370 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.78% -10.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £135 £160 £183
90th Percentile £538 £563 £523
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 135 82 93
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.37 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.37% +2.66% -2.78%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.28 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.65 £33.50 £36.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in the West Midlands

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in the West Midlands

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in the West Midlands

Windows Server
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 Windows Server in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in the West Midlands

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 16 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in the West Midlands

Windows Server
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 Windows Server within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 16 October 2018. 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 +3 50 £360 +10.77% 17
Shropshire -29 27 £326 -30.64% 5
Staffordshire +5 26 £360 -1.37% 16
Warwickshire +8 25 £275 -8.33% 10
Coventry -2 25 £450 +50.00% 14
Herefordshire -10 13 £375 - 3
Solihull -3 7 £350 -2.78% 7
Dudley +4 5 £150 -42.31% 2
Worcestershire -11 4 £400 +122.22% 10
Walsall +1 1 £375 +94.81% 1
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 - 3
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 201 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (52.24%) Microsoft
3 101 (50.25%) Active Directory
4 87 (43.28%) VMware
5 70 (34.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (25.87%) Microsoft Azure
7 51 (25.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 50 (24.88%) VMware Infrastructure
9 49 (24.38%) SQL Server
10 48 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 43 (21.39%) Linux
12 42 (20.90%) ITIL
13 39 (19.40%) PowerShell
14 37 (18.41%) SQL
15 36 (17.91%) DevOps
16 35 (17.41%) Office 365
16 35 (17.41%) Data Centre
17 32 (15.92%) Microsoft Certification
17 32 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
18 30 (14.93%) WSUS
19 29 (14.43%) .NET
20 28 (13.93%) NetApp
20 28 (13.93%) Firewall
21 27 (13.43%) Cisco
22 26 (12.94%) MS Exchange
22 26 (12.94%) Citrix
23 25 (12.44%) MCSE
23 25 (12.44%) Security Cleared
24 24 (11.94%) Windows 10
24 24 (11.94%) DNS

Windows Server
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 26 (12.94%) MS Exchange
2 20 (9.95%) Apache
3 17 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (6.47%) Confluence
5 9 (4.48%) WebLogic
6 8 (3.98%) IIS
6 8 (3.98%) nginx
7 7 (3.48%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.48%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (1.49%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.00%) CMS
10 2 (1.00%) MS Project Server
10 2 (1.00%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.50%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.50%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (7.46%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.49%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.00%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.00%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.00%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 52 (25.87%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (17.41%) Office 365
3 21 (10.45%) IaaS
4 18 (8.96%) PaaS
5 15 (7.46%) Amazon AWS
5 15 (7.46%) SaaS
6 12 (5.97%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.49%) Dynamics 365
8 2 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.00%) G Suite
9 1 (0.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 28 (13.93%) Firewall
2 24 (11.94%) DNS
3 18 (8.96%) DHCP
4 11 (5.47%) SSL
5 10 (4.98%) Kerberos
6 8 (3.98%) Reverse Proxy
7 7 (3.48%) Internet
7 7 (3.48%) WAN
8 6 (2.99%) LAN
8 6 (2.99%) SAN
8 6 (2.99%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (2.49%) iSCSI
9 5 (2.49%) TCP/IP
9 5 (2.49%) VLAN
9 5 (2.49%) VPN
10 3 (1.49%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.49%) Skype
10 3 (1.49%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.00%) ADSL
11 2 (1.00%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (24.38%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.98%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.98%) Oracle Database
3 8 (3.98%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.49%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
6 3 (1.49%) MS Access
6 3 (1.49%) Power BI
6 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.00%) MySQL
7 2 (1.00%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.50%) Couchbase
8 1 (0.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (8.46%) Team Foundation Server
2 15 (7.46%) Git (software)
2 15 (7.46%) Visual Studio
3 14 (6.97%) Jenkins
3 14 (6.97%) JIRA
4 9 (4.48%) Chocolatey
4 9 (4.48%) Subversion
4 9 (4.48%) Visual Studio Team System
5 8 (3.98%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 8 (3.98%) Bitbucket
5 8 (3.98%) ClearCase
5 8 (3.98%) Vagrant
6 5 (2.49%) GitLab
6 5 (2.49%) HP UFT
6 5 (2.49%) NDepend
6 5 (2.49%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (2.49%) Selenium
6 5 (2.49%) SonarQube
6 5 (2.49%) TeamCity
7 2 (1.00%) Ant
General
1 18 (8.96%) Finance
2 10 (4.98%) Retail
3 9 (4.48%) Automotive
4 5 (2.49%) Military
5 4 (1.99%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.99%) Marketing
6 3 (1.49%) Advertising
6 3 (1.49%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.50%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.50%) Back Office
7 1 (0.50%) Local Government
7 1 (0.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 46 (22.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (10.45%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (9.95%) Analyst
4 18 (8.96%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 17 (8.46%) Support Engineer
6 16 (7.96%) Administrator
7 14 (6.97%) Server Engineer
7 14 (6.97%) Windows Engineer
8 13 (6.47%) Consultant
9 12 (5.97%) Project Manager
10 11 (5.47%) Security Engineer
10 11 (5.47%) Systems Administrator
11 10 (4.98%) 3rd Line Support
11 10 (4.98%) VMware Engineer
12 9 (4.48%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 9 (4.48%) Project Engineer
12 9 (4.48%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (3.98%) 2nd Line Support
13 8 (3.98%) Network Engineer
13 8 (3.98%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (14.43%) .NET
2 8 (3.98%) ASP.NET
3 7 (3.48%) JSON
4 5 (2.49%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (1.99%) Web Services
5 4 (1.99%) WSH
5 4 (1.99%) XML
6 3 (1.49%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.49%) CSS
6 3 (1.49%) HTML
6 3 (1.49%) LDAP
7 2 (1.00%) Middleware
7 2 (1.00%) OAuth
7 2 (1.00%) SAML
8 1 (0.50%) Ajax
8 1 (0.50%) CGI
8 1 (0.50%) COM
8 1 (0.50%) LAMP
8 1 (0.50%) Memcached
8 1 (0.50%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.41%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.96%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (6.97%) Public Cloud
4 10 (4.98%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.98%) FMCG
5 9 (4.48%) Clustering
6 5 (2.49%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.49%) Management Information System
6 5 (2.49%) Mobile App
6 5 (2.49%) Thin Client
7 3 (1.49%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.49%) iPad
8 2 (1.00%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.00%) EMC VNXe
8 2 (1.00%) PKI
8 2 (1.00%) User Experience
8 2 (1.00%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.50%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.50%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 1 (0.50%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 201 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (34.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 48 (23.88%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (21.39%) Linux
5 24 (11.94%) Windows 10
6 19 (9.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (8.96%) Windows 7
8 10 (4.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (4.48%) Unix
10 3 (1.49%) Windows XP
11 2 (1.00%) CentOS
11 2 (1.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.50%) Debian
12 1 (0.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (25.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 42 (20.90%) ITIL
3 36 (17.91%) DevOps
4 32 (15.92%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (11.94%) Migration
6 18 (8.96%) Continuous Integration
7 17 (8.46%) Problem-Solving
7 17 (8.46%) Project Management
8 15 (7.46%) Coaching
9 14 (6.97%) Service Delivery
10 13 (6.47%) Continuous Deployment
10 13 (6.47%) Scrum
11 12 (5.97%) Stakeholder Management
12 10 (4.98%) Asset Management
12 10 (4.98%) Cybersecurity
12 10 (4.98%) Re-Platforming
13 9 (4.48%) Disaster Recovery
13 9 (4.48%) Integration Testing
13 9 (4.48%) Kanban
13 9 (4.48%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (19.40%) PowerShell
2 37 (18.41%) SQL
3 23 (11.44%) C#
4 14 (6.97%) T-SQL
5 13 (6.47%) Java
6 6 (2.99%) VBScript
7 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.50%) C
7 1 (0.50%) Perl
7 1 (0.50%) PHP
7 1 (0.50%) Python
7 1 (0.50%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 32 (15.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (12.44%) MCSE
2 25 (12.44%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.47%) MCITP
3 13 (6.47%) SC Cleared
4 12 (5.97%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (5.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (4.98%) MCP
6 7 (3.48%) CCNA
7 6 (2.99%) DV Cleared
8 5 (2.49%) APMP
8 5 (2.49%) CCNP
8 5 (2.49%) CISMP
8 5 (2.49%) CISSP
8 5 (2.49%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.99%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (1.99%) Degree
9 4 (1.99%) MCSA
10 3 (1.49%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.49%) JSP 440
3 3 (1.49%) GDPR
4 2 (1.00%) SLA
5 1 (0.50%) Def Stans
5 1 (0.50%) PMO
System Software
1 101 (50.25%) Active Directory
2 50 (24.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.95%) Hyper-V
4 19 (9.45%) XenApp
5 15 (7.46%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (6.97%) vSphere
7 11 (5.47%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (3.98%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (3.98%) Terminal Services
8 8 (3.98%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (2.49%) NFS
9 5 (2.49%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.99%) VMware Server
10 4 (1.99%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.00%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.00%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.00%) Firmware
11 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (1.00%) vCloud
11 2 (1.00%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 30 (14.93%) WSUS
2 21 (10.45%) SCCM
3 12 (5.97%) McAfee ePO
3 12 (5.97%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (4.98%) Ansible
5 9 (4.48%) Nagios
6 8 (3.98%) Rundeck
6 8 (3.98%) Terraform
7 6 (2.99%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (2.99%) vCenter Server
8 5 (2.49%) Backup Exec
8 5 (2.49%) SafeCom
9 4 (1.99%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (1.99%) SCOM
10 3 (1.49%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (1.49%) Puppet
10 3 (1.49%) SCOrch
11 2 (1.00%) SCVMM
11 2 (1.00%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 105 (52.24%) Microsoft
2 87 (43.28%) VMware
3 28 (13.93%) NetApp
4 27 (13.43%) Cisco
5 26 (12.94%) Citrix
6 13 (6.47%) HP
6 13 (6.47%) IBM
6 13 (6.47%) McAfee
7 12 (5.97%) Oracle
8 11 (5.47%) Atlassian
9 10 (4.98%) Red Hat
10 7 (3.48%) webMethods
11 6 (2.99%) Dell
12 5 (2.49%) EMC
12 5 (2.49%) Palo Alto
12 5 (2.49%) Wyse
13 3 (1.49%) CommVault
13 3 (1.49%) Sophos
13 3 (1.49%) Symantec
14 2 (1.00%) Remedy