Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 61 60 55
Rank change year-on-year -1 -5 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 147 160 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.11% 3.04% 3.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.76% 19.42% 16.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 106 89
West Midlands median daily rate £325 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +6.67% +6.19%
10th Percentile £153 £129 £165
90th Percentile £488 £478 £478
England median daily rate £350 £347 £338
% change year-on-year +0.79% +2.89% -0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 18 25
West Midlands median hourly rate £33.00 £14.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +127.59% -9.38% -15.79%
10th Percentile £13.93 £10.50 £12.80
90th Percentile £140.63 £23.28 £21.50
England median hourly rate £17.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11% -7.69%

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 877 824 1,033
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 18.54% 15.63% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 500 463 470
West Midlands median daily rate £369 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.67% - +20.00%
10th Percentile £155 £128 £175
90th Percentile £550 £525 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 92 108
West Midlands median hourly rate £14.51 £15.00 £13.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.25% +12.97% -6.82%
10th Percentile £8.94 £10.50 £10.20
90th Percentile £43.75 £31.00 £20.33
England median hourly rate £17.25 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.55% - +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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -17 48 £310 +7.83% 21
Coventry +9 20 £268 +7.00% 24
Warwickshire +2 19 £290 -27.50% 6
Worcestershire +13 15 £325 +140.74% 6
Solihull +14 13 £350 +366.67% 6
Staffordshire -1 7 £365 +47.47% 20
Herefordshire +3 5 £150 -75.00%
Dudley - 5 £260 -
Shropshire -11 3 £180 -45.45% 2
Wolverhampton - 1 - - 7
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 145 (98.64%) Windows
2 75 (51.02%) Active Directory
2 75 (51.02%) VMware
3 61 (41.50%) Microsoft
4 52 (35.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 45 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (25.85%) VMware Infrastructure
7 37 (25.17%) MS Exchange
8 34 (23.13%) Linux
9 33 (22.45%) ITIL
10 31 (21.09%) SQL
10 31 (21.09%) SQL Server
11 29 (19.73%) Microsoft Azure
12 27 (18.37%) Citrix
13 26 (17.69%) Migration
14 25 (17.01%) Windows Server 2003
14 25 (17.01%) PowerShell
15 24 (16.33%) DNS
16 23 (15.65%) Data Centre
17 22 (14.97%) Windows 7
18 21 (14.29%) Office 365
18 21 (14.29%) WSUS
19 17 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
19 17 (11.56%) DevOps
20 16 (10.88%) Cisco
20 16 (10.88%) HP
21 15 (10.20%) IIS
21 15 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
21 15 (10.20%) Firewall
22 14 (9.52%) .NET

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 37 (25.17%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.20%) IIS
3 14 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (8.16%) SharePoint
5 3 (2.04%) Confluence
5 3 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.04%) SharePoint Server
5 3 (2.04%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.36%) Elasticsearch
6 2 (1.36%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.36%) nginx
6 2 (1.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.68%) Apache
7 1 (0.68%) JBoss
7 1 (0.68%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.68%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 15 (10.20%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.04%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.04%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 29 (19.73%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (14.29%) Office 365
3 13 (8.84%) IaaS
4 12 (8.16%) PaaS
5 7 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (2.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (2.72%) SaaS
7 2 (1.36%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (0.68%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.68%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (16.33%) DNS
2 15 (10.20%) Firewall
3 14 (9.52%) DHCP
4 13 (8.84%) VPN
5 12 (8.16%) LAN
5 12 (8.16%) TCP/IP
6 11 (7.48%) SAN
6 11 (7.48%) WAN
7 7 (4.76%) NetScaler
8 5 (3.40%) SSL
8 5 (3.40%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (2.72%) Internet
9 4 (2.72%) Kerberos
9 4 (2.72%) Skype
9 4 (2.72%) VoIP
10 3 (2.04%) HTTP
10 3 (2.04%) Network Security
10 3 (2.04%) VLAN
11 2 (1.36%) ADSL
11 2 (1.36%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (21.09%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.44%) MySQL
3 4 (2.72%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (1.36%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (0.68%) Blockchain
6 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
6 1 (0.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (4.76%) Visual Studio Team System
2 6 (4.08%) Visual Studio
3 5 (3.40%) JIRA
3 5 (3.40%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (2.72%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.04%) Bitbucket
6 2 (1.36%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.36%) Subversion
7 1 (0.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.68%) FishEye
7 1 (0.68%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.68%) Serena SBM
7 1 (0.68%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (4.76%) Finance
2 2 (1.36%) Back Office
2 2 (1.36%) Banking
2 2 (1.36%) Retail
3 1 (0.68%) Advertising
3 1 (0.68%) Publishing
3 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (16.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (11.56%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 16 (10.88%) Support Engineer
4 14 (9.52%) Consultant
5 13 (8.84%) Server Engineer
6 12 (8.16%) Analyst
7 11 (7.48%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (7.48%) Technical Engineer
8 10 (6.80%) Applications Engineer
9 9 (6.12%) DevOps Engineer
10 8 (5.44%) Azure Consultant
11 7 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
11 7 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 7 (4.76%) Developer
12 6 (4.08%) Administrator
12 6 (4.08%) Architect
12 6 (4.08%) Desktop Support
12 6 (4.08%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 6 (4.08%) IT Support
12 6 (4.08%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (9.52%) .NET
2 10 (6.80%) .NET Framework
3 9 (6.12%) JSON
4 7 (4.76%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.40%) Entity Framework
6 4 (2.72%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (2.72%) CSS
6 4 (2.72%) HTML
6 4 (2.72%) jQuery
6 4 (2.72%) LINQ
7 3 (2.04%) HTML5
7 3 (2.04%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (1.36%) CSS3
8 2 (1.36%) Web Services
8 2 (1.36%) XML
8 2 (1.36%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.68%) DOM
9 1 (0.68%) EDI
9 1 (0.68%) J2EE
9 1 (0.68%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 23 (15.65%) Data Centre
2 8 (5.44%) Public Cloud
3 6 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.08%) PKI
4 3 (2.04%) Clustering
4 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.04%) User Experience
5 2 (1.36%) Cyberattack
5 2 (1.36%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.36%) Learning Management System
5 2 (1.36%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.36%) SCADA
5 2 (1.36%) SCORM
6 1 (0.68%) CMDB
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.68%) FMCG
6 1 (0.68%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.68%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (0.68%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 145 (98.64%) Windows
2 52 (35.37%) Windows Server 2012
3 45 (30.61%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (23.13%) Linux
5 25 (17.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (14.97%) Windows 7
7 13 (8.84%) Windows XP
8 12 (8.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (4.08%) Windows 8
10 5 (3.40%) Unix
11 4 (2.72%) Apple iOS
11 4 (2.72%) Windows 10
12 3 (2.04%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.04%) Solaris
13 2 (1.36%) Android
13 2 (1.36%) CentOS
13 2 (1.36%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.68%) AIX
14 1 (0.68%) Debian
14 1 (0.68%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (22.45%) ITIL
2 26 (17.69%) Migration
3 17 (11.56%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (11.56%) DevOps
4 13 (8.84%) Service Management
5 12 (8.16%) Change Management
6 11 (7.48%) Change Control
7 10 (6.80%) Application Discovery
7 10 (6.80%) Incident Management
8 9 (6.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (6.12%) Problem Management
9 8 (5.44%) Service Delivery
10 7 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
11 5 (3.40%) Logistics
11 5 (3.40%) Network Management
11 5 (3.40%) Open Source
12 4 (2.72%) Asset Management
12 4 (2.72%) Scrum
12 4 (2.72%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (2.72%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 31 (21.09%) SQL
2 25 (17.01%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.44%) C#
4 4 (2.72%) JavaScript
4 4 (2.72%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.04%) Java
5 3 (2.04%) Python
6 2 (1.36%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.36%) C
6 2 (1.36%) MATLAB
6 2 (1.36%) VB.NET
7 1 (0.68%) Perl
7 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 10 (6.80%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (4.76%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.08%) Degree
3 6 (4.08%) MCSE
4 5 (3.40%) CCNA
4 5 (3.40%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.40%) DBS Check
4 5 (3.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (2.72%) CCNP
5 4 (2.72%) RHCE
6 2 (1.36%) CCIE
6 2 (1.36%) CEH
6 2 (1.36%) CISM
6 2 (1.36%) CISSP
6 2 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.36%) GCIA
6 2 (1.36%) GIAC
6 2 (1.36%) GSEC
6 2 (1.36%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.72%) SLA
2 2 (1.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.68%) PMO
System Software
1 75 (51.02%) Active Directory
2 38 (25.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (8.84%) XenApp
5 12 (8.16%) Hyper-V
6 8 (5.44%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (4.08%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (4.08%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.72%) Docker
8 4 (2.72%) vSphere
8 4 (2.72%) XenServer
9 3 (2.04%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.36%) KVM
10 2 (1.36%) Snort
10 2 (1.36%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.68%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.68%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 21 (14.29%) WSUS
2 10 (6.80%) McAfee ePO
2 10 (6.80%) SCCM
3 9 (6.12%) SCOM
4 6 (4.08%) SCVMM
5 5 (3.40%) Backup Exec
5 5 (3.40%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (2.04%) Terraform
7 2 (1.36%) AirWatch
7 2 (1.36%) Cisco LMS
7 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (1.36%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (1.36%) vCenter Server
8 1 (0.68%) Ansible
8 1 (0.68%) Consul
8 1 (0.68%) Failover Clustering
8 1 (0.68%) HP ALM
8 1 (0.68%) Kubernetes
8 1 (0.68%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 75 (51.02%) VMware
2 61 (41.50%) Microsoft
3 27 (18.37%) Citrix
4 16 (10.88%) Cisco
4 16 (10.88%) HP
5 12 (8.16%) McAfee
5 12 (8.16%) NetApp
6 11 (7.48%) Red Hat
7 6 (4.08%) Oracle
8 5 (3.40%) Dell
8 5 (3.40%) Veeam
9 4 (2.72%) ArcSight
9 4 (2.72%) EMC
9 4 (2.72%) Google
9 4 (2.72%) Symantec
10 3 (2.04%) Apple
10 3 (2.04%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.36%) 3PAR
11 2 (1.36%) Aruba
11 2 (1.36%) Atlassian