Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 51 38
Rank change year-on-year -3 -13 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 182 149 248
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.60% 3.44% 4.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.55% 18.37% 21.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 126 112 150
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -4.06% +4.23%
10th Percentile £209 £201 £195
90th Percentile £488 £500 £513
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +6.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 7 18
West Midlands median hourly rate £21.25 £15.00 £14.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.67% +1.69% -12.20%
10th Percentile £11.63 £10.15 £10.68
90th Percentile £30.03 £22.50 £26.25
England median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +31.25% -20.00% -

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 981 811 1,158
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 19.40% 18.74% 19.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 519 490 572
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.66% +22.31%
10th Percentile £128 £194 £180
90th Percentile £538 £558 £519
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.07% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 59 102
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £14.34 £13.59
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.60% +5.52% -9.40%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.85 £10.27
90th Percentile £21.50 £28.20 £35.48
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018.

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 21 August 2018. 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 -10 44 £360 +10.77% 17
Coventry -4 26 £450 +50.00% 7
Shropshire -13 25 £325 -32.99% 3
Warwickshire -2 19 £325 -4.41% 7
Staffordshire 0 15 £358 +3.62% 9
Herefordshire -9 7 £363 -3.33% 1
Solihull -5 6 £375 +4.17% 5
Dudley - 5 £150 -
Walsall +1 3 £375 +94.81% 1
Worcestershire -17 3 £325 +72.19% 4
Wolverhampton -8 1 - - 2
Halesowen - 1 - -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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.

1 182 (100.00%) Windows
2 107 (58.79%) Microsoft
3 85 (46.70%) VMware
4 78 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 65 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 56 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
7 53 (29.12%) SQL Server
8 51 (28.02%) VMware Infrastructure
9 46 (25.27%) PowerShell
10 45 (24.73%) Linux
11 42 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (22.53%) ITIL
13 40 (21.98%) SQL
14 38 (20.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 35 (19.23%) MS Exchange
15 35 (19.23%) DevOps
16 32 (17.58%) NetApp
17 31 (17.03%) WSUS
18 30 (16.48%) .NET
19 29 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
19 29 (15.93%) Office 365
19 29 (15.93%) Data Centre
20 27 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
21 26 (14.29%) IaaS
22 25 (13.74%) Cisco
23 24 (13.19%) MCSE
23 24 (13.19%) Security Cleared
24 23 (12.64%) Hyper-V
24 23 (12.64%) PaaS
24 23 (12.64%) Apache

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 35 (19.23%) MS Exchange
2 23 (12.64%) Apache
3 20 (10.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (7.14%) IIS
5 11 (6.04%) WebLogic
6 8 (4.40%) Confluence
7 7 (3.85%) nginx
7 7 (3.85%) Skype for Business
8 6 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (3.30%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.20%) JBoss
9 4 (2.20%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.65%) WebSphere
11 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2000
11 2 (1.10%) GlassFish
11 2 (1.10%) MS Project Server
11 2 (1.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 1 (0.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (10.99%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.65%) Dynamics AX
1 3 (1.65%) ENOVIA
2 2 (1.10%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.10%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 56 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
2 29 (15.93%) Office 365
3 26 (14.29%) IaaS
4 23 (12.64%) PaaS
5 18 (9.89%) Amazon AWS
6 17 (9.34%) SaaS
7 14 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (1.10%) G Suite
8 2 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (12.64%) Firewall
2 21 (11.54%) DNS
3 15 (8.24%) DHCP
4 11 (6.04%) SAN
4 11 (6.04%) SSL
5 7 (3.85%) Internet
5 7 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
5 7 (3.85%) VLAN
6 6 (3.30%) TCP/IP
6 6 (3.30%) VPN
7 4 (2.20%) ADSL
7 4 (2.20%) Ethernet
7 4 (2.20%) iSCSI
7 4 (2.20%) Skype
7 4 (2.20%) WAN
8 3 (1.65%) NetScaler
9 2 (1.10%) DKIM
9 2 (1.10%) HTTP
9 2 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (1.10%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (29.12%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.95%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 7 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (3.30%) MySQL
5 5 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.65%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
7 3 (1.65%) MS Access
7 3 (1.65%) Power BI
7 3 (1.65%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.65%) Relational Database
7 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.10%) Couchbase
8 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 18 (9.89%) Visual Studio
2 16 (8.79%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (6.04%) Git (software)
4 10 (5.49%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.49%) JIRA
5 9 (4.95%) Chocolatey
5 9 (4.95%) Subversion
6 7 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 7 (3.85%) Bitbucket
6 7 (3.85%) ClearCase
6 7 (3.85%) Vagrant
6 7 (3.85%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (1.10%) Ant
7 2 (1.10%) Bugzilla
7 2 (1.10%) Maven
7 2 (1.10%) MSBuild
8 1 (0.55%) HP UFT
8 1 (0.55%) MSI
8 1 (0.55%) NDepend
8 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (12.09%) Finance
2 10 (5.49%) Automotive
3 7 (3.85%) Retail
4 4 (2.20%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.20%) Military
5 3 (1.65%) Advertising
5 3 (1.65%) Back Office
5 3 (1.65%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.10%) Banking
7 1 (0.55%) Local Government
7 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (20.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (10.99%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (9.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 18 (9.89%) Analyst
3 18 (9.89%) Support Engineer
4 15 (8.24%) Administrator
5 13 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
6 12 (6.59%) Systems Administrator
7 11 (6.04%) Project Manager
8 10 (5.49%) Architect
8 10 (5.49%) Consultant
8 10 (5.49%) Cybersecurity Engineer
8 10 (5.49%) Security Engineer
9 9 (4.95%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (4.40%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (4.40%) Azure Engineer
10 8 (4.40%) Server Engineer
10 8 (4.40%) Windows Administrator
11 7 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (3.85%) Windows Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (16.48%) .NET
2 11 (6.04%) JSON
3 5 (2.75%) XML
4 4 (2.20%) .NET Framework
4 4 (2.20%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.20%) LAMP
4 4 (2.20%) WSH
5 3 (1.65%) CSS
5 3 (1.65%) HTML
5 3 (1.65%) Middleware
6 2 (1.10%) Ajax
6 2 (1.10%) CGI
6 2 (1.10%) J2EE
6 2 (1.10%) LDAP
6 2 (1.10%) Memcached
6 2 (1.10%) REST
6 2 (1.10%) SOAP
7 1 (0.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.55%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 29 (15.93%) Data Centre
2 19 (10.44%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (8.79%) Public Cloud
4 11 (6.04%) Clustering
5 8 (4.40%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.75%) FMCG
6 5 (2.75%) Management Information System
7 4 (2.20%) Fat Client
7 4 (2.20%) Thin Client
7 4 (2.20%) User Experience
8 3 (1.65%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.65%) iPad
9 2 (1.10%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.10%) EMC VNX
9 2 (1.10%) EMC VNXe
9 2 (1.10%) Wiki
10 1 (0.55%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
10 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 182 (100.00%) Windows
2 65 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 45 (24.73%) Linux
4 42 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (10.44%) Windows 10
6 15 (8.24%) Windows 7
7 12 (6.59%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (6.04%) Unix
9 10 (5.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (2.75%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.65%) CentOS
11 3 (1.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 3 (1.65%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.10%) Debian
12 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.10%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (22.53%) ITIL
2 38 (20.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 35 (19.23%) DevOps
4 27 (14.84%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (8.79%) Migration
6 15 (8.24%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
7 14 (7.69%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (7.69%) Project Management
8 13 (7.14%) Service Delivery
9 11 (6.04%) Asset Management
9 11 (6.04%) Scrum
9 11 (6.04%) Service Management
10 10 (5.49%) Capacity Planning
10 10 (5.49%) Configuration Management
10 10 (5.49%) Cybersecurity
10 10 (5.49%) Integration Testing
10 10 (5.49%) Line Management
11 9 (4.95%) Coaching
11 9 (4.95%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 46 (25.27%) PowerShell
2 40 (21.98%) SQL
3 21 (11.54%) C#
4 16 (8.79%) T-SQL
5 15 (8.24%) Java
6 6 (3.30%) VBScript
7 4 (2.20%) Perl
8 2 (1.10%) C
8 2 (1.10%) PHP
8 2 (1.10%) Python
8 2 (1.10%) Shell Script
9 1 (0.55%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 29 (15.93%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (13.19%) MCSE
2 24 (13.19%) Security Cleared
3 15 (8.24%) SC Cleared
4 13 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (6.04%) MCITP
6 9 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (4.40%) MCP
8 5 (2.75%) CCNA
8 5 (2.75%) Degree
8 5 (2.75%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (2.20%) APMP
9 4 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
9 4 (2.20%) CISMP
9 4 (2.20%) CISSP
9 4 (2.20%) DV Cleared
9 4 (2.20%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (2.20%) MCSA
10 3 (1.65%) BC Cleared
10 3 (1.65%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (2.20%) JSP 440
2 3 (1.65%) GDPR
3 1 (0.55%) Def Stans
3 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 78 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 51 (28.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (12.64%) Hyper-V
4 18 (9.89%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (9.34%) XenApp
6 14 (7.69%) vSphere
7 10 (5.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 10 (5.49%) VMware Workstation
8 9 (4.95%) Terminal Services
9 7 (3.85%) NFS
10 6 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
11 5 (2.75%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (2.20%) VMware Server
12 4 (2.20%) XenDesktop
13 3 (1.65%) DFS Replication
13 3 (1.65%) Virtual Desktop
14 2 (1.10%) BitLocker
14 2 (1.10%) Docker
14 2 (1.10%) Varnish
14 2 (1.10%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 31 (17.03%) WSUS
2 19 (10.44%) SCCM
3 14 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (5.49%) Ansible
5 9 (4.95%) Nagios
6 8 (4.40%) McAfee ePO
6 8 (4.40%) vCenter Server
7 7 (3.85%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (3.85%) Rundeck
7 7 (3.85%) SCOM
7 7 (3.85%) Terraform
8 5 (2.75%) Backup Exec
8 5 (2.75%) Microsoft Intune
8 5 (2.75%) Puppet
9 4 (2.20%) HP Data Protector
9 4 (2.20%) NetBackup
9 4 (2.20%) SafeCom
9 4 (2.20%) SCOrch
10 3 (1.65%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (1.65%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 107 (58.79%) Microsoft
2 85 (46.70%) VMware
3 32 (17.58%) NetApp
4 25 (13.74%) Cisco
5 23 (12.64%) Citrix
6 15 (8.24%) Oracle
7 13 (7.14%) Red Hat
8 12 (6.59%) McAfee
9 11 (6.04%) HP
9 11 (6.04%) IBM
10 8 (4.40%) Atlassian
10 8 (4.40%) Dell
11 7 (3.85%) EMC
11 7 (3.85%) webMethods
12 4 (2.20%) CommVault
12 4 (2.20%) Palo Alto
12 4 (2.20%) Veritas
12 4 (2.20%) Wyse
13 3 (1.65%) Google
13 3 (1.65%) Symantec