Period
to 10 December 2017

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 10 December 2017 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
10 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 52 60 42
Rank change year-on-year +8 -18 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 175 189 188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.60% 3.18% 3.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.74% 19.75% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 126 89
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +10.00% +9.09%
10th Percentile £161 £136 £145
90th Percentile £495 £484 £465
England median daily rate £350 £345 £330
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 24
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £16.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -9.37% -17.25%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.00 £12.33
90th Percentile £102.00 £24.48 £23.78
England median hourly rate £16.78 £22.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -25.43% +28.57% -8.02%

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 934 957 874
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.20% 16.08% 17.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 540 517 370
West Midlands median daily rate £369 £375 £336
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% +11.52% +3.46%
10th Percentile £157 £175 £150
90th Percentile £553 £521 £488
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 96 121
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.45 £14.35 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.71% +2.50% -6.67%
10th Percentile £10.68 £10.13 £10.25
90th Percentile £41.15 £33.50 £20.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%

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 10 December 2017.

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 10 December 2017.

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 10 December 2017. 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 -15 52 £315 +0.80% 7
Warwickshire +10 31 £300 -17.24% 8
Coventry +9 21 £313 +1.63% 4
Solihull +16 12 £360 +380.00% 5
Staffordshire +11 12 £365 -7.59% 5
Shropshire +8 11 £470 +42.42% 2
Worcestershire -1 9 £270 +12.50% 5
Herefordshire +9 8 £360 -20.00%
Dudley - 5 £260 -
Wolverhampton - 3 £149 -
Walsall 0 1 £193 +54.00%
Smethwick - 1 £295 -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 10 December 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 173 (98.86%) Windows
2 84 (48.00%) Active Directory
3 77 (44.00%) VMware
4 58 (33.14%) Microsoft
5 46 (26.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 43 (24.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (24.57%) SQL Server
7 41 (23.43%) Linux
8 36 (20.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 35 (20.00%) Office 365
10 33 (18.86%) MS Exchange
11 32 (18.29%) PowerShell
12 31 (17.71%) SQL
13 27 (15.43%) ITIL
14 26 (14.86%) Microsoft Azure
15 24 (13.71%) Windows Server 2003
16 23 (13.14%) Citrix
17 21 (12.00%) .NET
17 21 (12.00%) Cisco
17 21 (12.00%) DevOps
18 20 (11.43%) SCCM
18 20 (11.43%) DNS
18 20 (11.43%) Firewall
19 19 (10.86%) Windows 7
19 19 (10.86%) Data Centre
20 18 (10.29%) JIRA
20 18 (10.29%) Security Cleared
20 18 (10.29%) SAN
21 17 (9.71%) Microsoft Office
21 17 (9.71%) Agile Software Development

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 33 (18.86%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.14%) Confluence
3 13 (7.43%) SharePoint
4 12 (6.86%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (5.14%) IIS
7 8 (4.57%) Skype for Business
8 4 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (2.29%) SharePoint Server
8 4 (2.29%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.29%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2000
9 3 (1.71%) OpenStack
10 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2007
10 2 (1.14%) Exchange Server 5.5
10 2 (1.14%) WordPress
11 1 (0.57%) Live Communications Server
11 1 (0.57%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 17 (9.71%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 35 (20.00%) Office 365
2 26 (14.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (6.29%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (5.14%) IaaS
5 7 (4.00%) PaaS
6 6 (3.43%) GitHub
7 2 (1.14%) SaaS
8 1 (0.57%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (0.57%) Data Lake Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (11.43%) DNS
1 20 (11.43%) Firewall
2 18 (10.29%) SAN
3 16 (9.14%) DHCP
4 15 (8.57%) WAN
5 14 (8.00%) LAN
6 11 (6.29%) VPN
7 9 (5.14%) TCP/IP
8 6 (3.43%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (2.86%) NetScaler
9 5 (2.86%) SSL
10 4 (2.29%) Internet
10 4 (2.29%) Kerberos
10 4 (2.29%) Network Security
10 4 (2.29%) Skype
10 4 (2.29%) VoIP
11 2 (1.14%) HTTP
11 2 (1.14%) TACACS
11 2 (1.14%) Telnet
11 2 (1.14%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (24.57%) SQL Server
2 8 (4.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (2.86%) MySQL
3 5 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 5 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.29%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.29%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (1.14%) BusinessObjects
6 2 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.14%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.57%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (0.57%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.57%) MS Access
7 1 (0.57%) Oracle OLAP
7 1 (0.57%) Power BI
7 1 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (10.29%) JIRA
2 14 (8.00%) Jenkins
3 10 (5.71%) Vagrant
4 9 (5.14%) Bitbucket
5 7 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 7 (4.00%) FishEye
6 5 (2.86%) Git (software)
6 5 (2.86%) Visual Studio
7 4 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.71%) NuGet
8 3 (1.71%) Octopus Deploy
8 3 (1.71%) TeamCity
8 3 (1.71%) Visual Studio Team System
9 2 (1.14%) MSI
9 2 (1.14%) Subversion
General
1 10 (5.71%) Finance
2 4 (2.29%) Retail
3 3 (1.71%) Banking
4 2 (1.14%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.57%) Advertising
5 1 (0.57%) Back Office
5 1 (0.57%) French Language
5 1 (0.57%) Military
5 1 (0.57%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (13.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 22 (12.57%) Consultant
3 17 (9.71%) Analyst
4 16 (9.14%) Support Engineer
5 15 (8.57%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 14 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (8.00%) Developer
7 13 (7.43%) Administrator
8 12 (6.86%) DevOps Engineer
8 12 (6.86%) Systems Administrator
9 9 (5.14%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (4.57%) .NET Developer
10 8 (4.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.57%) Server Engineer
10 8 (4.57%) Wintel Engineer
11 7 (4.00%) Architect
11 7 (4.00%) JIRA Consultant
11 7 (4.00%) Support Analyst
11 7 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
12 6 (3.43%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (12.00%) .NET
2 16 (9.14%) .NET Framework
3 14 (8.00%) ASP.NET
4 11 (6.29%) CSS
4 11 (6.29%) Entity Framework
4 11 (6.29%) HTML
5 10 (5.71%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (5.71%) jQuery
5 10 (5.71%) LINQ
6 9 (5.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 7 (4.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 6 (3.43%) JSON
9 4 (2.29%) Web Services
10 3 (1.71%) HTML5
10 3 (1.71%) XML
11 2 (1.14%) CSS3
11 2 (1.14%) X-Windows
12 1 (0.57%) DHTML
12 1 (0.57%) DOM
12 1 (0.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (10.86%) Data Centre
2 5 (2.86%) PKI
3 4 (2.29%) Clustering
4 3 (1.71%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (1.71%) Driving Licence
4 3 (1.71%) Management Information System
4 3 (1.71%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.14%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (1.14%) Digital Media
5 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
5 2 (1.14%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.14%) Mobile App
5 2 (1.14%) Replication
5 2 (1.14%) RSA SecurID
5 2 (1.14%) SCADA
5 2 (1.14%) SCORM
5 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
5 2 (1.14%) User Experience
5 2 (1.14%) Wiki
6 1 (0.57%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 173 (98.86%) Windows
2 46 (26.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 43 (24.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (23.43%) Linux
5 24 (13.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 19 (10.86%) Windows 7
7 13 (7.43%) Windows 10
8 10 (5.71%) Unix
9 8 (4.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (4.57%) Windows XP
10 7 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
10 7 (4.00%) Windows 8
11 5 (2.86%) Android
11 5 (2.86%) Apple iOS
11 5 (2.86%) Solaris
12 2 (1.14%) HPUX
12 2 (1.14%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.57%) AIX
13 1 (0.57%) CentOS
13 1 (0.57%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (15.43%) ITIL
2 21 (12.00%) DevOps
3 17 (9.71%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (8.00%) Migration
5 13 (7.43%) Incident Management
6 12 (6.86%) Problem Management
7 10 (5.71%) Change Management
7 10 (5.71%) MVC
8 9 (5.14%) Service Delivery
8 9 (5.14%) Web Development
9 8 (4.57%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (4.00%) High Availability
10 7 (4.00%) Presales
11 5 (2.86%) Change Control
11 5 (2.86%) Configuration Management
11 5 (2.86%) Demand Management
11 5 (2.86%) Logistics
11 5 (2.86%) Network Management
11 5 (2.86%) Service Management
12 4 (2.29%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 32 (18.29%) PowerShell
2 31 (17.71%) SQL
3 16 (9.14%) C#
4 10 (5.71%) Java
4 10 (5.71%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.71%) Python
5 3 (1.71%) VB.NET
6 2 (1.14%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.14%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.14%) Perl
6 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.57%) PHP
7 1 (0.57%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.57%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.57%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (10.29%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.00%) BC Cleared
2 7 (4.00%) DV Cleared
2 7 (4.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (3.43%) MCSE
4 5 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (2.29%) CCNA
5 4 (2.29%) CCNP
5 4 (2.29%) RHCE
5 4 (2.29%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.71%) CCIE
6 3 (1.71%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (1.71%) DBS Check
6 3 (1.71%) Degree
6 3 (1.71%) MCSA
7 2 (1.14%) CEH
7 2 (1.14%) CISSP
7 2 (1.14%) GCIA
7 2 (1.14%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.57%) SLA
2 2 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.57%) Solvency II
System Software
1 84 (48.00%) Active Directory
2 36 (20.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (9.71%) Hyper-V
4 11 (6.29%) XenApp
5 10 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (4.57%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (3.43%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (3.43%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.86%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (2.86%) vSphere
9 3 (1.71%) Docker
10 2 (1.14%) Samba
10 2 (1.14%) Snort
10 2 (1.14%) Terminal Services
10 2 (1.14%) VirtualBox
10 2 (1.14%) XenServer
11 1 (0.57%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 20 (11.43%) SCCM
2 12 (6.86%) Terraform
3 11 (6.29%) WSUS
4 10 (5.71%) Ansible
5 9 (5.14%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (3.43%) Backup Exec
7 5 (2.86%) SCOM
8 4 (2.29%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (2.29%) Norton AntiVirus
9 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (1.71%) SCVMM
10 2 (1.14%) Cisco LMS
10 2 (1.14%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 1 (0.57%) AirWatch
11 1 (0.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 1 (0.57%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.57%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 77 (44.00%) VMware
2 58 (33.14%) Microsoft
3 23 (13.14%) Citrix
4 21 (12.00%) Cisco
5 15 (8.57%) Atlassian
5 15 (8.57%) HP
5 15 (8.57%) Oracle
6 12 (6.86%) McAfee
7 11 (6.29%) NetApp
8 8 (4.57%) Dell
9 7 (4.00%) Red Hat
9 7 (4.00%) Veeam
10 6 (3.43%) Symantec
11 4 (2.29%) ArcSight
11 4 (2.29%) Kaspersky
11 4 (2.29%) Sophos
12 3 (1.71%) Apple
12 3 (1.71%) EMC
12 3 (1.71%) IBM
12 3 (1.71%) Sun