Period
to 20 June 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 20 June 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
20 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 58 38
Rank change year-on-year 0 -20 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 156 129 217
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.19% 2.98% 3.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.53% 17.70% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 81 130
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% -3.85% -
10th Percentile £167 £200 £195
90th Percentile £475 £475 £500
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 29
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.00 £12.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +28.00% -21.88% -11.11%
10th Percentile £10.35 £10.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £57.60 £22.50 £24.20
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.25 £18.63
% change year-on-year +23.08% -12.75% -6.88%

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 890 729 1,196
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.19% 16.85% 21.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 431 582
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% -3.13% +23.08%
10th Percentile £150 £163 £185
90th Percentile £538 £545 £525
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.06% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 113 65 97
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.50 £14.50 £13.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.54% -7.53%
10th Percentile £10.75 £10.35 £10.47
90th Percentile £22.10 £31.00 £26.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.53 £16.91
% change year-on-year +5.87% -2.22% +4.61%

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 June 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 20 June 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 20 June 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 -1 46 £338 +8.00% 25
Coventry -3 23 £450 +50.00% 6
Shropshire -17 13 £315 -37.00% 9
Warwickshire +5 12 £425 +6.25% 8
Worcestershire -3 11 £325 +72.19% 7
Solihull +2 7 £350 +40.00% 2
Staffordshire -10 7 £333 +43.01% 7
Dudley - 5 £150 -
Herefordshire -8 4 £320 -15.79%
Walsall - 2 £363 -
Wolverhampton -3 1 - - 3
Halesowen - 1 - - 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 June 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.

1 156 (100.00%) Windows
2 89 (57.05%) Microsoft
3 69 (44.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 66 (42.31%) Active Directory
4 66 (42.31%) VMware
5 52 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
6 47 (30.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 44 (28.21%) SQL Server
8 38 (24.36%) VMware Infrastructure
9 37 (23.72%) PowerShell
9 37 (23.72%) Linux
10 36 (23.08%) SQL
11 32 (20.51%) MS Exchange
11 32 (20.51%) DevOps
12 30 (19.23%) ITIL
13 28 (17.95%) WSUS
14 25 (16.03%) .NET
14 25 (16.03%) NetApp
15 24 (15.38%) Cisco
16 23 (14.74%) Hyper-V
16 23 (14.74%) IaaS
16 23 (14.74%) Office 365
17 22 (14.10%) Windows Server 2003
17 22 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
17 22 (14.10%) Migration
18 21 (13.46%) Firewall
19 20 (12.82%) Security Cleared
19 20 (12.82%) PaaS
19 20 (12.82%) Data Centre
20 19 (12.18%) Finance

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 32 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 19 (12.18%) IIS
3 13 (8.33%) Apache
4 10 (6.41%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (4.49%) WebLogic
6 6 (3.85%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.56%) Confluence
7 4 (2.56%) JBoss
7 4 (2.56%) nginx
7 4 (2.56%) Skype for Business
7 4 (2.56%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2000
8 2 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.28%) GlassFish
8 2 (1.28%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.64%) WebSphere
Applications
1 19 (12.18%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.92%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.64%) ENOVIA
Cloud Services
1 52 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (14.74%) IaaS
2 23 (14.74%) Office 365
3 20 (12.82%) PaaS
4 13 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
5 12 (7.69%) SaaS
6 11 (7.05%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.28%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 21 (13.46%) Firewall
2 19 (12.18%) DNS
3 12 (7.69%) DHCP
3 12 (7.69%) SAN
4 11 (7.05%) VPN
5 9 (5.77%) TCP/IP
6 7 (4.49%) Internet
7 6 (3.85%) SSL
7 6 (3.85%) VLAN
8 5 (3.21%) Skype
8 5 (3.21%) WAN
9 4 (2.56%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.92%) ADSL
10 3 (1.92%) Ethernet
10 3 (1.92%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (1.92%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.28%) HTTP
11 2 (1.28%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.28%) LAN
11 2 (1.28%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (28.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (3.85%) MySQL
3 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.92%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
4 3 (1.92%) MS Access
4 3 (1.92%) Oracle Database
4 3 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (1.92%) Power BI
4 3 (1.92%) RDBMS
4 3 (1.92%) Relational Database
4 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2000
4 3 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.28%) Couchbase
5 2 (1.28%) NoSQL
5 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 17 (10.90%) Visual Studio
2 15 (9.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (5.13%) Visual Studio Team System
4 7 (4.49%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 6 (3.85%) JIRA
6 5 (3.21%) Chocolatey
6 5 (3.21%) Subversion
7 3 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (1.92%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.92%) ClearCase
7 3 (1.92%) Vagrant
8 2 (1.28%) Bugzilla
8 2 (1.28%) Maven
8 2 (1.28%) MSBuild
8 2 (1.28%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.64%) GitLab
9 1 (0.64%) Selenium
9 1 (0.64%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
General
1 19 (12.18%) Finance
2 8 (5.13%) Automotive
3 5 (3.21%) Back Office
3 5 (3.21%) Retail
4 4 (2.56%) Manufacturing
5 3 (1.92%) Banking
5 3 (1.92%) General Ledger
6 2 (1.28%) Advertising
7 1 (0.64%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (18.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (11.54%) Support Engineer
3 17 (10.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 17 (10.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 13 (8.33%) Analyst
5 12 (7.69%) Administrator
6 11 (7.05%) Server Engineer
6 11 (7.05%) Windows Engineer
7 10 (6.41%) Systems Administrator
8 9 (5.77%) Consultant
9 8 (5.13%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (5.13%) Cybersecurity Engineer
9 8 (5.13%) Security Engineer
9 8 (5.13%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (4.49%) Applications Engineer
10 7 (4.49%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (4.49%) IT Manager
11 6 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
11 6 (3.85%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (16.03%) .NET
2 9 (5.77%) JSON
3 5 (3.21%) XML
4 4 (2.56%) ASP.NET
4 4 (2.56%) LAMP
5 3 (1.92%) CSS
5 3 (1.92%) HTML
6 2 (1.28%) .NET Framework
6 2 (1.28%) Ajax
6 2 (1.28%) CGI
6 2 (1.28%) J2EE
6 2 (1.28%) LDAP
6 2 (1.28%) Memcached
6 2 (1.28%) REST
6 2 (1.28%) SOAP
7 1 (0.64%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.64%) COM
7 1 (0.64%) Middleware
7 1 (0.64%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 20 (12.82%) Data Centre
2 15 (9.62%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (8.97%) Public Cloud
4 8 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.85%) Clustering
5 6 (3.85%) User Experience
6 5 (3.21%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.28%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.28%) iPad
7 2 (1.28%) Wiki
8 1 (0.64%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.64%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.64%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.64%) FMCG
8 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.64%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.64%) NHS
8 1 (0.64%) PKI
8 1 (0.64%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 156 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (44.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 47 (30.13%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (23.72%) Linux
5 22 (14.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (10.90%) Windows 7
7 13 (8.33%) Windows 10
7 13 (8.33%) Windows XP
8 8 (5.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (4.49%) Unix
10 4 (2.56%) CentOS
11 3 (1.92%) Mac OS X
11 3 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.28%) Debian
12 2 (1.28%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.28%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.64%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 1 (0.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.51%) DevOps
2 30 (19.23%) ITIL
3 22 (14.10%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (14.10%) Migration
4 13 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (7.69%) Continuous Deployment
5 12 (7.69%) Service Management
6 10 (6.41%) Change Control
6 10 (6.41%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (6.41%) Project Management
7 8 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
7 8 (5.13%) Cybersecurity
7 8 (5.13%) High Availability
8 7 (4.49%) Application Discovery
8 7 (4.49%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (4.49%) Scrum
8 7 (4.49%) Test Automation
9 6 (3.85%) Asset Management
9 6 (3.85%) Service Delivery
10 5 (3.21%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (23.72%) PowerShell
2 36 (23.08%) SQL
3 18 (11.54%) C#
4 13 (8.33%) T-SQL
5 7 (4.49%) Java
6 4 (2.56%) Perl
7 2 (1.28%) C
7 2 (1.28%) PHP
7 2 (1.28%) Python
7 2 (1.28%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.28%) VBScript
8 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 20 (12.82%) Security Cleared
2 16 (10.26%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (8.97%) SC Cleared
4 11 (7.05%) MCSE
5 10 (6.41%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (5.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 7 (4.49%) CCNA
7 7 (4.49%) Degree
8 4 (2.56%) CCNP
8 4 (2.56%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.56%) MCSA
9 3 (1.92%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.92%) MCITP
9 3 (1.92%) RHCE
10 2 (1.28%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.28%) BPSS Clearance
10 2 (1.28%) DV Cleared
11 1 (0.64%) CCIE Collaboration
11 1 (0.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.64%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.64%) Def Stans
1 1 (0.64%) GDPR
1 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.64%) PMO
1 1 (0.64%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 38 (24.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (14.74%) Hyper-V
4 15 (9.62%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (6.41%) vSphere
5 10 (6.41%) XenApp
6 7 (4.49%) Microsoft App-V
7 5 (3.21%) Docker
7 5 (3.21%) Terminal Services
7 5 (3.21%) VMware Workstation
8 4 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.92%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.92%) NFS
9 3 (1.92%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.92%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.92%) XenServer
10 2 (1.28%) Squid
10 2 (1.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 28 (17.95%) WSUS
2 16 (10.26%) SCCM
3 11 (7.05%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (7.05%) SCOM
4 6 (3.85%) Ansible
4 6 (3.85%) SCVMM
5 5 (3.21%) Nagios
5 5 (3.21%) Puppet
6 4 (2.56%) HP Data Protector
6 4 (2.56%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.56%) NetBackup
6 4 (2.56%) SCOrch
6 4 (2.56%) Terraform
7 3 (1.92%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
7 3 (1.92%) Rundeck
7 3 (1.92%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.28%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.28%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 89 (57.05%) Microsoft
2 66 (42.31%) VMware
3 25 (16.03%) NetApp
4 24 (15.38%) Cisco
5 19 (12.18%) Citrix
6 11 (7.05%) HP
7 10 (6.41%) Red Hat
8 9 (5.77%) Oracle
9 8 (5.13%) McAfee
10 7 (4.49%) IBM
11 5 (3.21%) Dell
11 5 (3.21%) EMC
11 5 (3.21%) webMethods
12 4 (2.56%) Atlassian
12 4 (2.56%) Palo Alto
12 4 (2.56%) Veritas
13 3 (1.92%) CommVault
13 3 (1.92%) Google
14 2 (1.28%) Capita
14 2 (1.28%) Splunk