Period
to 14 December 2019

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 14 December 2019 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 60 57 50
Rank change year-on-year -3 -7 +10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 116 202 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.19% 3.88% 3.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.78% 18.77% 18.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 152 146
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £360 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +10.77% -
10th Percentile £201 £206 £161
90th Percentile £473 £475 £495
England median daily rate £375 £390 £350
% change year-on-year -3.85% +11.43% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 6
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.00 £26.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.98% -21.48% +125.00%
10th Percentile £16.50 £15.60 £16.13
90th Percentile £32.50 £44.05 £115.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year -14.00% +48.77% -25.31%

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 785 1,076 943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 21.57% 20.67% 19.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 466 570 545
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £375 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +2.74% -2.67%
10th Percentile £133 £140 £156
90th Percentile £562 £530 £553
England median daily rate £418 £429 £425
% change year-on-year -2.57% +0.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 107 88
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £15.85 £14.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +9.67% +3.23%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £22.18 £21.75 £41.15
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019.

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 14 December 2019. 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 -13 40 £350 -2.78% 28
Warwickshire -5 18 £335 +21.82% 9
Herefordshire +5 17 £405 +8.00% 2
Staffordshire -1 9 £370 +2.78% 17
Dudley +3 7 £300 - 1
Coventry -13 7 £325 -7.14% 8
Shropshire +44 3 £225 -30.98% 9
Worcestershire +4 3 £275 -40.54% 9
Walsall +4 1 £250 -28.57%
Wolverhampton - 1 £290 - 3
Halesowen - 1 - - 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 2019, 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (60.34%) Active Directory
3 42 (36.21%) VMware
4 40 (34.48%) Microsoft
5 34 (29.31%) DHCP
5 34 (29.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (25.86%) DNS
7 29 (25.00%) Office 365
8 28 (24.14%) Windows 10
9 25 (21.55%) Security Cleared
10 24 (20.69%) MS Exchange
11 22 (18.97%) SCCM
12 21 (18.10%) Windows Server 2008
12 21 (18.10%) Hyper-V
12 21 (18.10%) Migration
13 20 (17.24%) Citrix
14 19 (16.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 18 (15.52%) WAN
15 18 (15.52%) VMware ESXi
16 17 (14.66%) DV Cleared
16 17 (14.66%) Cisco
16 17 (14.66%) Firewall
17 16 (13.79%) Azure
17 16 (13.79%) Data Centre
18 15 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
19 14 (12.07%) SQL Server
19 14 (12.07%) ITIL
20 13 (11.21%) Windows 2000 Server
21 12 (10.34%) Linux
21 12 (10.34%) NetApp

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 24 (20.69%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2000
3 8 (6.90%) SharePoint
4 4 (3.45%) IIS
5 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (2.59%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.86%) Exchange Server 5.5
6 1 (0.86%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.86%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.72%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.86%) SystmOne
1 1 (0.86%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 29 (25.00%) Office 365
2 16 (13.79%) Azure
3 3 (2.59%) AWS
3 3 (2.59%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (2.59%) IaaS
4 2 (1.72%) G Suite
4 2 (1.72%) Mimecast
4 2 (1.72%) SaaS
5 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (0.86%) GCP
5 1 (0.86%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.86%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (29.31%) DHCP
2 30 (25.86%) DNS
3 18 (15.52%) WAN
4 17 (14.66%) Firewall
5 10 (8.62%) X.500
6 9 (7.76%) SAN
7 8 (6.90%) LAN
8 7 (6.03%) TCP/IP
8 7 (6.03%) VPN
9 5 (4.31%) VLAN
10 4 (3.45%) iSCSI
11 3 (2.59%) Cisco ASA
12 2 (1.72%) DKIM
12 2 (1.72%) DMARC
12 2 (1.72%) Internet
12 2 (1.72%) NAS
12 2 (1.72%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.72%) Skype
12 2 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (12.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.59%) Oracle Database
2 3 (2.59%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.86%) Big Data
4 1 (0.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.86%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 6 (5.17%) Public Sector
1 6 (5.17%) Retail
2 5 (4.31%) Finance
3 4 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.59%) Legal
5 2 (1.72%) Banking
5 2 (1.72%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.72%) Military
6 1 (0.86%) Back Office
6 1 (0.86%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.86%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.86%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (20.69%) Support Engineer
2 18 (15.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 13 (11.21%) 2nd Line Support
4 12 (10.34%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (10.34%) IT Engineer
5 11 (9.48%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 11 (9.48%) Server Engineer
6 10 (8.62%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 10 (8.62%) Analyst
7 9 (7.76%) IT Support
7 9 (7.76%) IT Support Engineer
8 8 (6.90%) Administrator
9 7 (6.03%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (6.03%) Consultant
10 6 (5.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (5.17%) Architect
10 6 (5.17%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (4.31%) Office 365 Engineer
11 5 (4.31%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.45%) LDAP
2 2 (1.72%) Java RMI
3 1 (0.86%) .NET
3 1 (0.86%) JSON
3 1 (0.86%) OAuth
3 1 (0.86%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (13.79%) Data Centre
2 8 (6.90%) Clustering
2 8 (6.90%) User Experience
3 5 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.45%) FMCG
4 4 (3.45%) Replication
4 4 (3.45%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.72%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.72%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.72%) NHS
6 1 (0.86%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.86%) Derivative
6 1 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.86%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.86%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (0.86%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 116 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (29.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 28 (24.14%) Windows 10
4 21 (18.10%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (11.21%) Windows 2000 Server
6 12 (10.34%) Linux
7 11 (9.48%) Unix
7 11 (9.48%) Windows 7
8 8 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (6.03%) Solaris
10 6 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (4.31%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.59%) HPUX
13 1 (0.86%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.86%) OpenVMS
13 1 (0.86%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (18.10%) Migration
2 19 (16.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (12.07%) ITIL
4 7 (6.03%) Application Virtualisation
4 7 (6.03%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (5.17%) Data Centre Operations
5 6 (5.17%) Data Protection
5 6 (5.17%) Server Management
6 5 (4.31%) Change Management
7 4 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (3.45%) Software Engineering
7 4 (3.45%) Time Management
8 3 (2.59%) Data Migration
8 3 (2.59%) DevOps
8 3 (2.59%) Patch Management
8 3 (2.59%) Server Virtualisation
8 3 (2.59%) TOGAF
8 3 (2.59%) Workflow
9 2 (1.72%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.72%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.76%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.90%) SQL
3 3 (2.59%) Perl
3 3 (2.59%) PL/SQL
3 3 (2.59%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.72%) Java
5 1 (0.86%) Python
5 1 (0.86%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 25 (21.55%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.66%) DV Cleared
3 7 (6.03%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.31%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (3.45%) MCSE
6 2 (1.72%) Degree
6 2 (1.72%) MCP
6 2 (1.72%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.86%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (60.34%) Active Directory
2 21 (18.10%) Hyper-V
3 18 (15.52%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (12.93%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (8.62%) Microsoft App-V
5 10 (8.62%) vSphere
5 10 (8.62%) XenApp
6 8 (6.90%) DFS Replication
7 7 (6.03%) Virtual Desktop
7 7 (6.03%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (3.45%) XenDesktop
9 3 (2.59%) Samba
10 2 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
10 2 (1.72%) ISA Server
10 2 (1.72%) Squid
11 1 (0.86%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.86%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.86%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.86%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (18.97%) SCCM
2 10 (8.62%) WSUS
3 8 (6.90%) Failover Clustering
3 8 (6.90%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (6.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 7 (6.03%) SCSM
5 6 (5.17%) SCDPM
5 6 (5.17%) SCOM
5 6 (5.17%) SCVMM
6 3 (2.59%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.72%) HP Data Protector
7 2 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.72%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.86%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.86%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.86%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.86%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.86%) SCOrch
8 1 (0.86%) Terraform
Vendors
1 42 (36.21%) VMware
2 40 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 20 (17.24%) Citrix
4 17 (14.66%) Cisco
5 12 (10.34%) NetApp
6 9 (7.76%) Dell
6 9 (7.76%) HP
7 7 (6.03%) Red Hat
8 6 (5.17%) Apple
8 6 (5.17%) ArcSight
9 5 (4.31%) Oracle
10 3 (2.59%) EMC
10 3 (2.59%) IBM
10 3 (2.59%) Sun
11 2 (1.72%) Blue Coat
11 2 (1.72%) Brocade
11 2 (1.72%) Google
11 2 (1.72%) Juniper
11 2 (1.72%) McAfee
11 2 (1.72%) Sophos