The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Windows Server Specialist featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Specialist
Rank 645 637 592
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -45
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Specialist 11 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.020% 0.022% 0.011%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.021% 0.023% 0.012%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 5
Median daily rate £425 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.25% +0.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £249 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £387
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £375 £213
% change year-on-year
+23.25% +76.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £20.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £20.00 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51670 52282 49893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33730 32289 30871
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1487 2076 2100
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Windows Server Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Windows Server Specialist in the job title.

Windows Server Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Server Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server Specialist within the UK.

Windows Server Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Server Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server Specialist within the UK.

Windows Server Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Server Specialist
Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -17 8 £408 +8.59%
North West 0 4 - -
Manchester -11 4 - -
Scotland -15 3 £500 -
London -13 2 £408 +5.16%
South East - 2 £413 -
Buckinghamshire - 2 £413 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £413 -
Erskine - 2 £500 -
Renfrewshire - 2 £500 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -

Windows Server Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Windows Server Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Windows Server Specialist in the job title.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 11 (84.62%) VMware
3 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (53.85%) Citrix
5 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (30.77%) Technical Analysis
7 4 (30.77%) IIS
7 4 (30.77%) SCOM
8 3 (23.08%) SAN
8 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
8 3 (23.08%) Migration
8 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
8 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
8 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
8 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (15.38%) Records Management
9 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
9 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
9 2 (15.38%) DHCP
9 2 (15.38%) CISSP
9 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
9 2 (15.38%) Dell
9 2 (15.38%) EMC
9 2 (15.38%) SAP
9 2 (15.38%) SharePoint

Windows Server Specialist Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills 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 4 (30.77%) IIS
2 2 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 2 (15.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (15.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (23.08%) SAN
2 2 (15.38%) DHCP
2 2 (15.38%) DNS
3 1 (7.69%) HTTPS
3 1 (7.69%) IP Telephony
3 1 (7.69%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) SMTP
3 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.69%) WAN
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless
3 1 (7.69%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server
1 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (15.38%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 3 (23.08%) Manufacturing
2 2 (15.38%) Electronics
2 2 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (15.38%) Marketing
2 2 (15.38%) Telecoms
3 1 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (7.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) PKI
2 1 (7.69%) EqualLogic
2 1 (7.69%) Life Science
2 1 (7.69%) Replication
2 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (7.69%) Linux
4 1 (7.69%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) Technical Analysis
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
3 2 (15.38%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (15.38%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) Information Security
3 2 (15.38%) Programme Management
3 2 (15.38%) Records Management
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) API Development
4 1 (7.69%) API Integration
4 1 (7.69%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management
4 1 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (7.69%) High Availability
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Scrum
4 1 (7.69%) Security Patching
4 1 (7.69%) Server Building
4 1 (7.69%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (7.69%) C#
2 1 (7.69%) SQL
2 1 (7.69%) T-SQL
2 1 (7.69%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (15.38%) CISSP
1 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (15.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) PCI DSS
1 1 (7.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (23.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) SCOM
2 1 (7.69%) Nagios
2 1 (7.69%) Opsview
2 1 (7.69%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) VMware
2 7 (53.85%) Citrix
3 3 (23.08%) Microsoft
4 2 (15.38%) CommVault
4 2 (15.38%) Dell
4 2 (15.38%) EMC
4 2 (15.38%) NetApp
4 2 (15.38%) SAP
5 1 (7.69%) Cisco
5 1 (7.69%) Mercator
5 1 (7.69%) ServiceNow