Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 66 59 50
Rank change year-on-year -7 -9 +1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 121 190 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.94% 3.74% 3.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.34% 18.39% 19.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 128 130
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £360 £318
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.72% +13.39% -3.79%
10th Percentile £200 £197 £191
90th Percentile £489 £488 £495
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 7
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.25 £21.25 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.12% +41.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £14.54 £10.70 £10.15
90th Percentile £32.75 £30.05 £35.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -11.11% +36.36% -21.43%

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 789 1,033 831
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.19% 20.33% 18.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 533 497
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% +1.35% -6.33%
10th Percentile £144 £130 £170
90th Percentile £588 £538 £559
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +3.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 66 135 76
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.50 £14.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.90% +2.00% +5.30%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.89 £10.63
90th Percentile £21.38 £21.20 £31.00
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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +9 49 £370 +2.78% 15
Dudley +1 17 £210 +40.00% 7
Warwickshire -3 11 £320 -1.54% 11
Staffordshire +6 10 £370 +2.78% 17
Herefordshire +9 7 £405 +8.00% 2
Coventry -17 7 £323 -28.33% 4
Shropshire +5 5 £225 -30.98% 3
Solihull +3 1 - - 12
Sutton Coldfield +3 1 - -
Halesowen +1 1 - -
Wolverhampton - 1 £290 - 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (54.55%) VMware
3 65 (53.72%) Active Directory
4 48 (39.67%) Microsoft
5 40 (33.06%) Citrix
6 32 (26.45%) Cisco
6 32 (26.45%) Office 365
6 32 (26.45%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (23.97%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (23.14%) XenApp
8 28 (23.14%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (22.31%) Firewall
9 27 (22.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 27 (22.31%) VMware ESXi
10 26 (21.49%) Hyper-V
10 26 (21.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 23 (19.01%) PowerShell
12 22 (18.18%) SCCM
12 22 (18.18%) DNS
12 22 (18.18%) DHCP
12 22 (18.18%) Linux
13 21 (17.36%) NetApp
13 21 (17.36%) Data Centre
14 20 (16.53%) Windows 10
14 20 (16.53%) vSphere
15 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
15 18 (14.88%) Cisco Certification
15 18 (14.88%) ITIL
15 18 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
16 17 (14.05%) MCSE

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 17 (14.05%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.09%) Skype for Business
3 6 (4.96%) Exchange Server 2000
4 4 (3.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (3.31%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.48%) IIS
6 2 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (3.31%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 32 (26.45%) Office 365
2 16 (13.22%) Azure
3 7 (5.79%) AWS
4 3 (2.48%) IaaS
5 2 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.83%) GCP
6 1 (0.83%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 27 (22.31%) Firewall
2 22 (18.18%) DHCP
2 22 (18.18%) DNS
3 12 (9.92%) VPN
4 9 (7.44%) Unified Communications
4 9 (7.44%) WAN
5 7 (5.79%) SAN
5 7 (5.79%) Skype
6 6 (4.96%) X.500
7 5 (4.13%) LAN
7 5 (4.13%) TCP/IP
8 4 (3.31%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (3.31%) IP Telephony
8 4 (3.31%) NetScaler
9 3 (2.48%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.48%) VLAN
9 3 (2.48%) Wireless
10 2 (1.65%) BGP
10 2 (1.65%) Internet
10 2 (1.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.65%) Oracle Database
2 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.83%) Big Data
3 1 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 9 (7.44%) Finance
1 9 (7.44%) Public Sector
1 9 (7.44%) Retail
2 6 (4.96%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.48%) Banking
4 2 (1.65%) Advertising
4 2 (1.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.65%) Military
5 1 (0.83%) Back Office
5 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.83%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (17.36%) Analyst
3 15 (12.40%) Server Engineer
3 15 (12.40%) Support Engineer
4 13 (10.74%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 13 (10.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 11 (9.09%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (7.44%) Administrator
7 8 (6.61%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) Consultant
7 8 (6.61%) VMware Engineer
7 8 (6.61%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (5.79%) Systems Administrator
9 6 (4.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Office 365 Engineer
9 6 (4.96%) Wintel Engineer
10 5 (4.13%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.48%) LDAP
2 2 (1.65%) Java RMI
3 1 (0.83%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.36%) Data Centre
2 15 (12.40%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.96%) FMCG
3 6 (4.96%) Replication
4 5 (4.13%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.31%) Clustering
5 4 (3.31%) User Experience
6 3 (2.48%) NHS
6 3 (2.48%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.65%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.65%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.83%) CCTV
8 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.83%) Derivative
8 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.83%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 121 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (26.45%) Windows Server 2012
3 28 (23.14%) Windows Server 2003
4 27 (22.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (18.18%) Linux
6 20 (16.53%) Windows 10
7 17 (14.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 11 (9.09%) Windows 7
9 8 (6.61%) Unix
9 8 (6.61%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (4.96%) Solaris
11 5 (4.13%) Windows 8
12 3 (2.48%) HPUX
13 1 (0.83%) OpenVMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (21.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (14.88%) ITIL
2 18 (14.88%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (11.57%) Migration
4 12 (9.92%) Data Centre Operations
5 7 (5.79%) Agile Software Development
5 7 (5.79%) Change Management
5 7 (5.79%) Service Delivery
6 6 (4.96%) TOGAF
7 5 (4.13%) ITSM
7 5 (4.13%) Service Management
8 4 (3.31%) Application Virtualisation
8 4 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (3.31%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (3.31%) Patch Management
9 3 (2.48%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.48%) Project Management
9 3 (2.48%) Server Management
9 3 (2.48%) Server Virtualisation
9 3 (2.48%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (19.01%) PowerShell
2 4 (3.31%) SQL
3 3 (2.48%) Perl
3 3 (2.48%) Python
3 3 (2.48%) Shell Script
4 2 (1.65%) PL/SQL
5 1 (0.83%) Java
5 1 (0.83%) Ruby
5 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (14.88%) Cisco Certification
1 18 (14.88%) Security Cleared
2 17 (14.05%) MCSE
2 17 (14.05%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (11.57%) CCNA
4 13 (10.74%) DV Cleared
4 13 (10.74%) MCSA
5 7 (5.79%) Degree
6 5 (4.13%) HNC
6 5 (4.13%) HND
7 4 (3.31%) CCIE
7 4 (3.31%) CCIE Collaboration
7 4 (3.31%) DBS Check
7 4 (3.31%) SC Cleared
8 3 (2.48%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (2.48%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.48%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.83%) PMO
2 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 65 (53.72%) Active Directory
2 29 (23.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (23.14%) XenApp
4 27 (22.31%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (21.49%) Hyper-V
6 20 (16.53%) vSphere
7 14 (11.57%) XenDesktop
8 10 (8.26%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (3.31%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (3.31%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (2.48%) DFS Replication
10 3 (2.48%) Samba
10 3 (2.48%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (1.65%) Forefront TMG
11 2 (1.65%) ISA Server
11 2 (1.65%) Squid
11 2 (1.65%) Terminal Services
11 2 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 22 (18.18%) SCCM
2 4 (3.31%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.31%) NetBackup
2 4 (3.31%) SCSM
2 4 (3.31%) SCVMM
2 4 (3.31%) WSUS
3 3 (2.48%) Failover Clustering
3 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Clustering
3 3 (2.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (2.48%) SCDPM
3 3 (2.48%) SCOM
4 2 (1.65%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (1.65%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (0.83%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.83%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.83%) PowerCLI
5 1 (0.83%) Terraform
Vendors
1 66 (54.55%) VMware
2 48 (39.67%) Microsoft
3 40 (33.06%) Citrix
4 32 (26.45%) Cisco
5 21 (17.36%) NetApp
6 17 (14.05%) Red Hat
7 10 (8.26%) HP
8 8 (6.61%) Apple
9 6 (4.96%) Oracle
10 4 (3.31%) IBM
10 4 (3.31%) Veeam
11 3 (2.48%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.48%) Dell
11 3 (2.48%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.48%) Sun
12 2 (1.65%) ArcSight
12 2 (1.65%) Juniper
12 2 (1.65%) McAfee
12 2 (1.65%) Palo Alto
12 2 (1.65%) Sophos