Period
to 8 August 2020

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 8 August 2020 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
8 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 76 68 58
Rank change year-on-year -8 -10 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 33 115 183
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the West Midlands 2.11% 2.61% 3.60%
As % of the Operating Systems category 9.19% 14.09% 18.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 76 124
Median daily rate £350 £341 £341
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% - +5.00%
10th Percentile £232 £204 £208
90th Percentile £468 £513 £488
England median daily rate £400 £381 £375
% change year-on-year +4.92% +1.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 14
Median hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.44% -15.29% +70.00%
10th Percentile £25.00 £14.95 £11.63
90th Percentile £27.00 £25.00 £30.03
England median hourly rate £24.00 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +29.73% -11.90% +32.18%

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 359 816 980
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 22.91% 18.51% 19.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 518 518
Median daily rate £405 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £139 £150 £130
90th Percentile £583 £588 £538
England median daily rate £450 £432 £438
% change year-on-year +4.17% -1.26% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 54 131
Median hourly rate £16.23 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.68% +3.33% +4.60%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £35.00 £27.25 £21.75
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +2.94%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing Windows Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in the West Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server in the West Midlands

Windows Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 8 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server in the West Midlands

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in the West Midlands.

Hourly rate trend 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 8 August 2020. 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 10 £275 -25.68% 10
Dudley +3 4 £320 +52.38%
Herefordshire -11 4 £450 +5.88% 2
Walsall - 3 £338 - 1
Solihull +11 2 £425 -
Coventry +28 1 £110 -66.02% 2
Worcestershire +21 1 £475 +5.56% 2
Warwickshire +5 1 - - 4
Staffordshire +4 1 - - 3
Wolverhampton 0 1 £400 +37.93%
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 8 August 2020, 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
3 11 (33.33%) Citrix
4 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
4 10 (30.30%) VMware
5 9 (27.27%) Office 365
5 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2016
6 8 (24.24%) Windows 10
7 7 (21.21%) SCCM
7 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (21.21%) LAN
7 7 (21.21%) WAN
8 6 (18.18%) XenApp
8 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
9 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
9 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (15.15%) Azure
9 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
10 4 (12.12%) DNS
10 4 (12.12%) Linux
10 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
10 4 (12.12%) Migration
10 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
10 4 (12.12%) DV Cleared
11 3 (9.09%) SCOM
11 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
11 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
11 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
11 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds

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 5 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 4 (12.12%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 9 (27.27%) Office 365
2 5 (15.15%) Azure
3 2 (6.06%) OneDrive
3 2 (6.06%) Power Platform
3 2 (6.06%) PowerApps
4 1 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 7 (21.21%) LAN
1 7 (21.21%) WAN
2 4 (12.12%) DNS
3 3 (9.09%) DHCP
3 3 (9.09%) Firewall
3 3 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 2 (6.06%) Skype
5 1 (3.03%) Internet
5 1 (3.03%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (3.03%) SNMP
5 1 (3.03%) VPN
5 1 (3.03%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (3.03%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.06%) Power BI
3 1 (3.03%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (6.06%) Finance
2 1 (3.03%) Housing Association
2 1 (3.03%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 5 (15.15%) Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (12.12%) Network Engineer
3 4 (12.12%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Citrix Analyst
4 3 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) IT Engineer
4 3 (9.09%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Azure Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) DV Cleared Software Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) IT Support
5 2 (6.06%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) SCCM Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Support
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (6.06%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.06%) Clustering
2 2 (6.06%) User Experience
3 1 (3.03%) Driving Licence
3 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.03%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.03%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (27.27%) Windows Server 2016
3 8 (24.24%) Windows 10
4 5 (15.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (12.12%) Linux
6 3 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 2 (6.06%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (3.03%) AIX
8 1 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (3.03%) Solaris
8 1 (3.03%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (12.12%) Migration
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre Operations
2 3 (9.09%) ITIL
2 3 (9.09%) Workflow
3 2 (6.06%) Application Virtualisation
3 2 (6.06%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (6.06%) Coaching
3 2 (6.06%) Data Protection
3 2 (6.06%) Network Management
3 2 (6.06%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (6.06%) Project Delivery
3 2 (6.06%) Service Delivery
3 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Engagement
3 2 (6.06%) Stakeholder Management
3 2 (6.06%) Workflow Management
4 1 (3.03%) Capacity Management
4 1 (3.03%) Server Monitoring
4 1 (3.03%) Software Distribution
4 1 (3.03%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.12%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) DV Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 16 (48.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (18.18%) XenApp
4 3 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (6.06%) DFS Replication
5 2 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (6.06%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (3.03%) Terminal Server
6 1 (3.03%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 7 (21.21%) SCCM
2 3 (9.09%) SCOM
3 2 (6.06%) Failover Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (6.06%) SCDPM
3 2 (6.06%) SCSM
3 2 (6.06%) SCVMM
3 2 (6.06%) SolarWinds Orion
3 2 (6.06%) WMI
3 2 (6.06%) WSUS
4 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (3.03%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 11 (33.33%) Citrix
2 10 (30.30%) Microsoft
2 10 (30.30%) VMware
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco
3 3 (9.09%) SolarWinds
4 2 (6.06%) Apple
4 2 (6.06%) ArcSight
4 2 (6.06%) Dell
4 2 (6.06%) Google
4 2 (6.06%) Trend Micro
4 2 (6.06%) Veeam
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) Juniper
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.03%) Wyse