Period
to 17 December 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 17 December 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
17 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 49 58
Rank change year-on-year -8 +9 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 203 173 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 3.92% 3.59% 3.26%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.04% 18.60% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 145 128
West Midlands median daily rate £360 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.77% - +8.33%
10th Percentile £206 £161 £139
90th Percentile £475 £495 £482
England median daily rate £390 £350 £344
% change year-on-year +11.43% +1.74% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 6 17
West Midlands median hourly rate £26.50 £33.75 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.48% +125.00% -10.71%
10th Percentile £15.60 £16.13 £10.90
90th Percentile £44.05 £115.00 £23.88
England median hourly rate £25.00 £16.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year +48.77% -25.31% +26.76%

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 1,066 930 943
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 20.56% 19.32% 16.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 565 540 510
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £365 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% -2.67% +7.30%
10th Percentile £137 £157 £174
90th Percentile £530 £553 £519
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 89 96
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.85 £14.41 £14.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.03% +2.16% +4.44%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.75 £10.00
90th Percentile £21.75 £41.10 £24.50
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 17 December 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 17 December 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 17 December 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 +8 60 £360 +14.74% 16
Staffordshire +12 37 £360 -1.37% 10
Warwickshire +7 29 £275 -9.84% 5
Coventry +5 29 £350 +12.00% 9
Shropshire -45 21 £326 -30.64%
Herefordshire -7 19 £375 +47.06%
Solihull -7 4 £310 -13.89% 11
Worcestershire -10 4 £463 +71.30% 1
Walsall -2 2 £350 +81.82%
Dudley +2 1 - -
Sutton Coldfield - 1 £350 -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 203 (100.00%) Windows
2 126 (62.07%) Active Directory
3 90 (44.33%) Microsoft
4 88 (43.35%) VMware
5 65 (32.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 49 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 49 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (22.66%) Linux
8 45 (22.17%) Office 365
9 40 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
10 39 (19.21%) SQL Server
11 36 (17.73%) Agile Software Development
12 35 (17.24%) Data Centre
13 32 (15.76%) ITIL
14 31 (15.27%) PowerShell
14 31 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
15 30 (14.78%) SQL
15 30 (14.78%) Citrix
16 29 (14.29%) MS Exchange
17 28 (13.79%) Migration
18 26 (12.81%) Cisco
19 25 (12.32%) DNS
19 25 (12.32%) SCCM
20 24 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
20 24 (11.82%) Firewall
21 23 (11.33%) IaaS
21 23 (11.33%) Windows 10
22 22 (10.84%) DevOps
22 22 (10.84%) Security Cleared
22 22 (10.84%) MCSE

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 29 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 19 (9.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (6.90%) Apache
4 12 (5.91%) Confluence
5 8 (3.94%) nginx
5 8 (3.94%) Skype for Business
6 7 (3.45%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.96%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (2.46%) IIS
8 5 (2.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (1.97%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.99%) CMS
10 2 (0.99%) MS Project Server
10 2 (0.99%) Tomcat
10 2 (0.99%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (3.45%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Project
2 2 (0.99%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.49%) Houdini
3 1 (0.49%) Maya
3 1 (0.49%) NUKE
3 1 (0.49%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.99%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.99%) ENOVIA
1 2 (0.99%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.99%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 49 (24.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 45 (22.17%) Office 365
3 23 (11.33%) IaaS
4 21 (10.34%) PaaS
5 17 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (7.39%) SaaS
7 6 (2.96%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.46%) Azure Active Directory
9 4 (1.97%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.99%) G Suite
11 1 (0.49%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.49%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (12.32%) DNS
2 24 (11.82%) Firewall
3 19 (9.36%) DHCP
4 15 (7.39%) Wi-Fi
5 14 (6.90%) LAN
6 13 (6.40%) Kerberos
6 13 (6.40%) WAN
7 10 (4.93%) Internet
7 10 (4.93%) SSL
8 8 (3.94%) Reverse Proxy
9 6 (2.96%) VLAN
10 5 (2.46%) TCP/IP
11 4 (1.97%) iSCSI
11 4 (1.97%) SAN
11 4 (1.97%) Skype
11 4 (1.97%) Unified Communications
12 3 (1.48%) IP Telephony
12 3 (1.48%) SSH
12 3 (1.48%) VPN
12 3 (1.48%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (19.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (4.93%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (3.94%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.46%) MongoDB
4 5 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (1.97%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (1.48%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.99%) Big Data
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (5.91%) Git (software)
1 12 (5.91%) Jenkins
1 12 (5.91%) JIRA
2 10 (4.93%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (3.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (3.94%) Bitbucket
3 8 (3.94%) ClearCase
3 8 (3.94%) Subversion
3 8 (3.94%) Vagrant
3 8 (3.94%) Visual Studio Team System
4 6 (2.96%) Visual Studio
5 5 (2.46%) SoapUI
6 4 (1.97%) Chocolatey
6 4 (1.97%) GitLab
6 4 (1.97%) HP UFT
6 4 (1.97%) NDepend
6 4 (1.97%) Octopus Deploy
6 4 (1.97%) Selenium
6 4 (1.97%) SonarQube
6 4 (1.97%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (7.88%) Retail
2 12 (5.91%) Finance
3 6 (2.96%) Military
4 5 (2.46%) Marketing
5 3 (1.48%) Advertising
6 2 (0.99%) Automotive
6 2 (0.99%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.49%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.49%) Electronics
7 1 (0.49%) Financial Institution
7 1 (0.49%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (28.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (10.34%) Server Engineer
3 19 (9.36%) VMware Engineer
4 18 (8.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 15 (7.39%) Analyst
5 15 (7.39%) Azure Engineer
5 15 (7.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 15 (7.39%) Support Engineer
6 14 (6.90%) Security Engineer
6 14 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 13 (6.40%) Architect
7 13 (6.40%) DevOps Engineer
7 13 (6.40%) Project Engineer
7 13 (6.40%) Project Manager
7 13 (6.40%) Windows Engineer
8 12 (5.91%) Consultant
9 10 (4.93%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (4.93%) Administrator
10 8 (3.94%) Network Engineer
10 8 (3.94%) Senior Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.90%) .NET
2 11 (5.42%) Web Services
3 6 (2.96%) JSON
4 5 (2.46%) REST
4 5 (2.46%) SOAP
4 5 (2.46%) XML
5 4 (1.97%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.97%) ASP.NET MVC
5 4 (1.97%) WSH
6 3 (1.48%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.99%) LDAP
7 2 (0.99%) Middleware
7 2 (0.99%) OAuth
7 2 (0.99%) SAML
8 1 (0.49%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 17 (8.37%) FMCG
3 13 (6.40%) Public Cloud
4 10 (4.93%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (4.93%) Self-Motivation
5 7 (3.45%) Clustering
6 5 (2.46%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.46%) Fintech
6 5 (2.46%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.97%) Driving Licence
7 4 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.97%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.48%) PKI
8 3 (1.48%) PMI
9 2 (0.99%) EMC VNX
9 2 (0.99%) EMC VNXe
9 2 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.99%) Replication
9 2 (0.99%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 203 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 46 (22.66%) Linux
4 31 (15.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (11.33%) Windows 10
6 17 (8.37%) Windows 7
7 16 (7.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 13 (6.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 10 (4.93%) Unix
10 2 (0.99%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (0.49%) CentOS
11 1 (0.49%) VMS
11 1 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (32.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 36 (17.73%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (15.76%) ITIL
4 28 (13.79%) Migration
5 22 (10.84%) DevOps
6 19 (9.36%) Re-Platforming
7 16 (7.88%) Service Delivery
8 15 (7.39%) Project Management
9 14 (6.90%) SOA
10 13 (6.40%) Coaching
10 13 (6.40%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (5.91%) Patch Management
11 12 (5.91%) Problem-Solving
12 11 (5.42%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (5.42%) Scrum
12 11 (5.42%) Stakeholder Management
13 10 (4.93%) Line Management
13 10 (4.93%) PRINCE2
14 9 (4.43%) Integration Testing
14 9 (4.43%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 31 (15.27%) PowerShell
2 30 (14.78%) SQL
3 12 (5.91%) Java
4 11 (5.42%) C#
5 7 (3.45%) T-SQL
6 5 (2.46%) VBScript
7 3 (1.48%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.49%) C
8 1 (0.49%) Python
8 1 (0.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (11.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (10.84%) MCSE
2 22 (10.84%) Security Cleared
3 13 (6.40%) MCITP
4 11 (5.42%) MCP
4 11 (5.42%) SC Cleared
5 8 (3.94%) DV Cleared
6 6 (2.96%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.46%) APMP
7 5 (2.46%) CISMP
7 5 (2.46%) CISSP
7 5 (2.46%) Degree
7 5 (2.46%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (2.46%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 5 (2.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (1.97%) CCNA
8 4 (1.97%) CCNP
8 4 (1.97%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.48%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.48%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (2.46%) GDPR
2 5 (2.46%) JSP 440
3 4 (1.97%) PMO
4 3 (1.48%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.48%) QA
5 2 (0.99%) SLA
System Software
1 126 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 40 (19.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (9.85%) XenApp
4 19 (9.36%) Hyper-V
5 12 (5.91%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (4.93%) Virtual Machines
7 9 (4.43%) VMware Workstation
7 9 (4.43%) vSphere
8 8 (3.94%) Terminal Services
9 7 (3.45%) Terminal Server
10 5 (2.46%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (2.46%) NFS
10 5 (2.46%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.48%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.48%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.99%) BitLocker
12 2 (0.99%) Firmware
12 2 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 1 (0.49%) Samba
13 1 (0.49%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (12.32%) SCCM
2 18 (8.87%) WSUS
3 17 (8.37%) McAfee ePO
4 10 (4.93%) SCOM
5 9 (4.43%) vCenter Server
6 8 (3.94%) Ansible
6 8 (3.94%) Nagios
6 8 (3.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (3.94%) Rundeck
6 8 (3.94%) Terraform
7 7 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 6 (2.96%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (2.46%) SafeCom
10 4 (1.97%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (1.97%) Single Sign-On
11 3 (1.48%) AirWatch
11 3 (1.48%) Backup Exec
11 3 (1.48%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (0.99%) Nessus
Vendors
1 90 (44.33%) Microsoft
2 88 (43.35%) VMware
3 30 (14.78%) Citrix
4 26 (12.81%) Cisco
5 18 (8.87%) McAfee
6 16 (7.88%) Red Hat
7 15 (7.39%) Oracle
8 12 (5.91%) IBM
8 12 (5.91%) NetApp
9 10 (4.93%) Atlassian
9 10 (4.93%) HP
9 10 (4.93%) Symantec
10 5 (2.46%) Wyse
11 4 (1.97%) Apple
11 4 (1.97%) EMC
11 4 (1.97%) Sophos
12 3 (1.48%) CommVault
12 3 (1.48%) Dell
13 2 (0.99%) Adobe
13 2 (0.99%) Avaya