Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 61 56
Rank change year-on-year -12 -5 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 144 141 144
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.93% 2.96% 3.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.68% 16.97% 19.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 110 109 79
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +4.00% +1.63%
10th Percentile £200 £165 £130
90th Percentile £438 £488 £490
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 20
West Midlands median hourly rate £18.00 £18.75 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.00% +29.31% -9.38%
10th Percentile £12.94 £11.90 £10.48
90th Percentile £47.50 £88.13 £22.07
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +22.86% -5.41% -1.33%

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 981 831 726
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.97% 17.42% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 589 485 399
West Midlands median daily rate £396 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.60% - -3.85%
10th Percentile £153 £161 £120
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £438 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -0.57% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 57 75 88
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £15.00 £14.96
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.25% +8.54%
10th Percentile £11.10 £9.53 £10.50
90th Percentile £31.70 £43.55 £25.00
England median hourly rate £17.43 £17.14 £16.53
% change year-on-year +1.72% +3.66% -2.76%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +16 47 £365 +19.18% 6
Coventry -4 28 £350 -11.67% 3
Staffordshire +24 24 £360 -1.37% 8
Warwickshire +5 18 £325 -31.58% 1
Herefordshire +9 11 £350 +118.75%
Dudley - 7 £200 - 1
Worcestershire -21 6 £413 +26.92% 2
Shropshire -41 4 £225 -10.00%
Solihull 0 1 - - 5
Walsall -1 1 £325 -10.34%
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 144 (100.00%) Windows
2 82 (56.94%) Active Directory
3 71 (49.31%) VMware
4 55 (38.19%) Microsoft
5 41 (28.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 37 (25.69%) Office 365
7 33 (22.92%) Linux
8 31 (21.53%) Windows Server 2012
8 31 (21.53%) VMware Infrastructure
9 30 (20.83%) Cisco
10 28 (19.44%) Citrix
11 27 (18.75%) SCCM
12 26 (18.06%) ITIL
13 23 (15.97%) SQL Server
14 22 (15.28%) Red Hat
14 22 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
14 22 (15.28%) Data Centre
15 21 (14.58%) Firewall
16 20 (13.89%) Migration
16 20 (13.89%) Hyper-V
17 19 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
17 19 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 18 (12.50%) XenApp
18 18 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
18 18 (12.50%) MS Exchange
19 17 (11.81%) DNS
19 17 (11.81%) Oracle
19 17 (11.81%) SQL
19 17 (11.81%) Windows 10
20 16 (11.11%) PowerShell

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 18 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 7 (4.86%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.47%) IIS
3 5 (3.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.39%) CMS
5 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.39%) NetWeaver
5 2 (1.39%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.69%) Site Server
Applications
1 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.69%) Houdini
4 1 (0.69%) Maya
4 1 (0.69%) NUKE
4 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 37 (25.69%) Office 365
2 22 (15.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (6.25%) IaaS
4 9 (6.25%) PaaS
5 5 (3.47%) SaaS
6 4 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.69%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.69%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 21 (14.58%) Firewall
2 17 (11.81%) DNS
3 16 (11.11%) LAN
4 15 (10.42%) WAN
5 13 (9.03%) DHCP
6 11 (7.64%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (6.25%) Internet
7 9 (6.25%) VPN
8 8 (5.56%) Kerberos
9 4 (2.78%) BGP
9 4 (2.78%) EIGRP
9 4 (2.78%) MPLS
9 4 (2.78%) NetScaler
9 4 (2.78%) NX-OS
9 4 (2.78%) OSPF
9 4 (2.78%) SAN
9 4 (2.78%) Unified Communications
9 4 (2.78%) VLAN
10 3 (2.08%) ADSL
10 3 (2.08%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 6 (4.17%) Oracle Reports
3 5 (3.47%) MongoDB
4 2 (1.39%) Big Data
4 2 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.39%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 5 (3.47%) SoapUI
2 1 (0.69%) Introscope
2 1 (0.69%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 11 (7.64%) Retail
2 9 (6.25%) Finance
3 4 (2.78%) Advertising
3 4 (2.78%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.69%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.69%) Electronics
4 1 (0.69%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.69%) Marketing
4 1 (0.69%) Military
Job Titles
1 33 (22.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (15.97%) Analyst
3 15 (10.42%) Server Engineer
4 12 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
5 11 (7.64%) Architect
5 11 (7.64%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.94%) Consultant
6 10 (6.94%) Technical Architect
6 10 (6.94%) Windows Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) Project Manager
7 9 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (6.25%) Support Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.17%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (4.17%) IT Manager
9 6 (4.17%) IT Project Manager
9 6 (4.17%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.17%) Web Services
1 6 (4.17%) XML
2 5 (3.47%) REST
2 5 (3.47%) SOAP
3 2 (1.39%) .NET
3 2 (1.39%) SAP Basis
4 1 (0.69%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.69%) DOM
4 1 (0.69%) JSON
4 1 (0.69%) LDAP
4 1 (0.69%) SAP Fiori
4 1 (0.69%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.69%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.28%) Data Centre
2 14 (9.72%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (6.94%) FMCG
4 7 (4.86%) Clustering
5 5 (3.47%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.78%) Fintech
7 3 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.08%) PMI
7 3 (2.08%) User Experience
8 2 (1.39%) CMDB
8 2 (1.39%) Driving Licence
8 2 (1.39%) EMC VNX
8 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
8 2 (1.39%) PKI
8 2 (1.39%) VxBlock/Vblock
9 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.69%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.69%) HP Storage
9 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 144 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (22.92%) Linux
3 31 (21.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (13.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (11.81%) Windows 10
6 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (7.64%) Windows 7
8 4 (2.78%) HPUX
9 3 (2.08%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.39%) Solaris
11 1 (0.69%) CentOS
11 1 (0.69%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.69%) Unix
11 1 (0.69%) VMS
11 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (28.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 26 (18.06%) ITIL
3 20 (13.89%) Migration
4 15 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (6.94%) Re-Platforming
7 9 (6.25%) SOA
8 8 (5.56%) Service Delivery
8 8 (5.56%) Service Management
9 7 (4.86%) Patch Management
9 7 (4.86%) Project Management
9 7 (4.86%) Server Management
10 6 (4.17%) Change Control
10 6 (4.17%) PRINCE2
11 5 (3.47%) Application Discovery
11 5 (3.47%) Change Management
11 5 (3.47%) Data Centre Operations
11 5 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (3.47%) ITSM
11 5 (3.47%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 17 (11.81%) SQL
2 16 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 5 (3.47%) Java
4 2 (1.39%) ABAP
4 2 (1.39%) Bash Shell
4 2 (1.39%) PL/SQL
4 2 (1.39%) VB
5 1 (0.69%) Python
5 1 (0.69%) Shell Script
5 1 (0.69%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.69%) VBA
5 1 (0.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (9.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (8.33%) MCSE
3 11 (7.64%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (7.64%) Security Cleared
4 9 (6.25%) MCSA
5 8 (5.56%) CCNA
6 6 (4.17%) DBS Check
6 6 (4.17%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.47%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.78%) Degree
9 3 (2.08%) CCNP
9 3 (2.08%) HNC
9 3 (2.08%) PMI Certification
9 3 (2.08%) PMP
9 3 (2.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.39%) HND
10 2 (1.39%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (1.39%) MCP
11 1 (0.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.69%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.08%) GDPR
1 3 (2.08%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.08%) PMO
1 3 (2.08%) QA
2 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.69%) SLA
System Software
1 82 (56.94%) Active Directory
2 31 (21.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (13.89%) Hyper-V
4 18 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (12.50%) XenApp
5 8 (5.56%) Terminal Server
6 7 (4.86%) Terminal Services
6 7 (4.86%) vSphere
7 6 (4.17%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (3.47%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (2.08%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (2.08%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.39%) DFS Replication
11 2 (1.39%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 2 (1.39%) vCloud
11 2 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.39%) XenServer
12 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.69%) Samba
Systems Management
1 27 (18.75%) SCCM
2 14 (9.72%) SCOM
3 10 (6.94%) McAfee ePO
4 9 (6.25%) Norton AntiVirus
5 8 (5.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 7 (4.86%) WSUS
7 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Clustering
7 6 (4.17%) vCenter Server
8 5 (3.47%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (3.47%) NetBackup
8 5 (3.47%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (2.08%) Red Hat Satellite
9 3 (2.08%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.39%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (1.39%) SCDPM
10 2 (1.39%) SCSM
11 1 (0.69%) CA Wily
11 1 (0.69%) HP SIM
11 1 (0.69%) Puppet
Vendors
1 71 (49.31%) VMware
2 55 (38.19%) Microsoft
3 30 (20.83%) Cisco
4 28 (19.44%) Citrix
5 22 (15.28%) Red Hat
6 17 (11.81%) Oracle
7 14 (9.72%) McAfee
7 14 (9.72%) NetApp
8 9 (6.25%) Symantec
9 6 (4.17%) Apple
9 6 (4.17%) HP
10 5 (3.47%) Dell
11 4 (2.78%) CheckPoint
11 4 (2.78%) EMC
11 4 (2.78%) Sophos
12 3 (2.08%) SAP
12 3 (2.08%) SolarWinds
13 2 (1.39%) Altiris
13 2 (1.39%) Fortinet
13 2 (1.39%) Infoblox