Period
to 13 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 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 13 November 2019 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
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
13 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 54 67 52
Rank change year-on-year +13 -15 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 139 118 143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 3.59% 2.87% 3.52%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.28% 17.43% 18.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 67 81
Berkshire median daily rate £325 £355 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.45% -1.39% +14.74%
10th Percentile £114 £199 £221
90th Percentile £525 £530 £550
South East median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 9
Berkshire median hourly rate £57.50 £20.00 £13.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +187.50% +45.45% -29.94%
10th Percentile £25.63 £18.95 £11.78
90th Percentile £82.50 £44.50 £19.34
South East median hourly rate £42.42 £22.93 £16.50
% change year-on-year +85.00% +38.97% -24.14%

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 Berkshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 721 677 781
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.60% 16.45% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 377 360 393
Berkshire median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £140 £150 £188
90th Percentile £556 £550 £550
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 45 64
Berkshire median hourly rate £24.00 £17.00 £13.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.18% +22.52% +0.91%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £10.75
90th Percentile £82.50 £39.75 £39.75
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.76%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Berkshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Berkshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Berkshire over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Berkshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Berkshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Berkshire over the 6 months to 13 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in Berkshire

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 13 November 2019. 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
Reading +1 60 £338 +3.85% 25
Bracknell +30 25 £338 +10.66% 6
Slough +5 19 £143 -56.15% 6
Newbury +4 8 £500 +51.52% 4
Maidenhead +3 5 £300 -32.58% 2
Ascot - 5 £216 - 2
Windows Server
South East

For the 6 months to 13 November 2019, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 139 (100.00%) Windows
2 83 (59.71%) Active Directory
3 77 (55.40%) Microsoft
4 60 (43.17%) Security Cleared
5 56 (40.29%) VMware
6 44 (31.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 43 (30.94%) DNS
8 42 (30.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 41 (29.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (28.78%) VMware Infrastructure
11 38 (27.34%) Office 365
12 35 (25.18%) Windows 7
13 34 (24.46%) Azure
14 32 (23.02%) PowerShell
14 32 (23.02%) DHCP
14 32 (23.02%) SQL
15 27 (19.42%) SQL Server
16 25 (17.99%) SC Cleared
16 25 (17.99%) SCCM
16 25 (17.99%) Windows 10
17 24 (17.27%) Microsoft Certification
18 22 (15.83%) TCP/IP
19 21 (15.11%) MS Exchange
20 20 (14.39%) Firewall
20 20 (14.39%) Problem-Solving
21 19 (13.67%) DV Cleared
21 19 (13.67%) Cisco
21 19 (13.67%) Oracle
21 19 (13.67%) Microsoft Office
22 18 (12.95%) ITIL

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 21 (15.11%) MS Exchange
2 10 (7.19%) SharePoint
3 8 (5.76%) IIS
4 7 (5.04%) Skype for Business
5 6 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (4.32%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.16%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.44%) Confluence
7 2 (1.44%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (1.44%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.44%) nginx
7 2 (1.44%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.72%) Apache
8 1 (0.72%) JBoss
8 1 (0.72%) WebLogic
Applications
1 19 (13.67%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.04%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (5.04%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.44%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (1.44%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.72%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 38 (27.34%) Office 365
2 34 (24.46%) Azure
3 13 (9.35%) IaaS
4 8 (5.76%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 8 (5.76%) PaaS
5 6 (4.32%) SaaS
6 5 (3.60%) AWS
7 2 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (1.44%) GitHub
8 1 (0.72%) GCP
8 1 (0.72%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 43 (30.94%) DNS
2 32 (23.02%) DHCP
3 22 (15.83%) TCP/IP
4 20 (14.39%) Firewall
5 15 (10.79%) Internet
5 15 (10.79%) VPN
6 14 (10.07%) SAN
7 13 (9.35%) LAN
8 10 (7.19%) WAN
9 7 (5.04%) NAS
9 7 (5.04%) Reverse Proxy
9 7 (5.04%) Skype
10 6 (4.32%) Wireless
11 5 (3.60%) Ethernet
11 5 (3.60%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.44%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.44%) Network Security
12 2 (1.44%) VoIP
12 2 (1.44%) WebEx
13 1 (0.72%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.76%) Oracle Database
3 7 (5.04%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (3.60%) Relational Database
4 5 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.88%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (2.88%) SQL Server 2016
5 4 (2.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (2.16%) Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.16%) EDMS
6 3 (2.16%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.72%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.72%) Data Lake
7 1 (0.72%) HDInsight
7 1 (0.72%) MySQL
7 1 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.72%) Power BI
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (3.60%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.16%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.16%) InstallShield
2 3 (2.16%) MSI
3 2 (1.44%) JIRA
3 2 (1.44%) Subversion
4 1 (0.72%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.72%) JMeter
4 1 (0.72%) Selenium
4 1 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.72%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 5 (3.60%) Back Office
2 2 (1.44%) Mandarin Language
2 2 (1.44%) Public Sector
2 2 (1.44%) Retail
3 1 (0.72%) Billing
3 1 (0.72%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.72%) Publishing
3 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 39 (28.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (14.39%) Support Engineer
3 15 (10.79%) Server Engineer
4 13 (9.35%) Windows Engineer
5 12 (8.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 12 (8.63%) Architect
6 11 (7.91%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (7.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 9 (6.47%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.76%) IT Engineer
8 8 (5.76%) Solutions Architect
8 8 (5.76%) Windows Server Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) 2nd Line Support
9 6 (4.32%) Active Directory Engineer
9 6 (4.32%) Analyst
9 6 (4.32%) Consultant
10 5 (3.60%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 5 (3.60%) Server Support
10 5 (3.60%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (5.76%) Oracle Fusion
2 7 (5.04%) .NET
2 7 (5.04%) 802.1X
2 7 (5.04%) Web Services
3 2 (1.44%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.72%) JSON
4 1 (0.72%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (0.72%) Spring
4 1 (0.72%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.35%) PKI
2 10 (7.19%) Replication
3 9 (6.47%) Microsoft Licensing
4 6 (4.32%) Clustering
5 5 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.60%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.60%) Data Centre
5 5 (3.60%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.60%) Smartphone
6 4 (2.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 3 (2.16%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.16%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.16%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.16%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.44%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.44%) NHS
9 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
9 1 (0.72%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.72%) PDA
9 1 (0.72%) Robotics
Operating Systems
1 139 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (31.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 41 (29.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 35 (25.18%) Windows 7
5 25 (17.99%) Windows 10
6 16 (11.51%) Windows 8
7 14 (10.07%) Linux
8 8 (5.76%) VMS
8 8 (5.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (5.76%) Windows Vista
8 8 (5.76%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.60%) CentOS
10 4 (2.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.88%) Unix
11 3 (2.16%) Apple iOS
11 3 (2.16%) Solaris
11 3 (2.16%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.44%) Fedora
12 2 (1.44%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (30.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (14.39%) Problem-Solving
3 18 (12.95%) ITIL
4 15 (10.79%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (9.35%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (8.63%) Migration
7 9 (6.47%) ITSM
7 9 (6.47%) Software Licensing
8 8 (5.76%) Infrastructure Management
8 8 (5.76%) Network Virtualisation
8 8 (5.76%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (5.76%) Proactive Maintenance
8 8 (5.76%) Project Management
8 8 (5.76%) Server Management
9 7 (5.04%) Break/Fix
9 7 (5.04%) Computer Science
9 7 (5.04%) Service Management
10 6 (4.32%) Identity Access Management
10 6 (4.32%) Privileged Access Management
10 6 (4.32%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 32 (23.02%) PowerShell
1 32 (23.02%) SQL
2 12 (8.63%) T-SQL
3 10 (7.19%) VBScript
4 4 (2.88%) VB
5 3 (2.16%) Bash Shell
5 3 (2.16%) Python
6 2 (1.44%) C#
6 2 (1.44%) Perl
7 1 (0.72%) Go
7 1 (0.72%) Java
7 1 (0.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 60 (43.17%) Security Cleared
2 25 (17.99%) SC Cleared
3 24 (17.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (13.67%) DV Cleared
5 11 (7.91%) Degree
6 10 (7.19%) MCSE
7 4 (2.88%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.16%) ISEB
8 3 (2.16%) ISTQB
8 3 (2.16%) MCDBA
8 3 (2.16%) MCITP
8 3 (2.16%) MCSA
8 3 (2.16%) MCTS
9 2 (1.44%) CCNA
9 2 (1.44%) DBS Check
9 2 (1.44%) MOS
10 1 (0.72%) CCDP
10 1 (0.72%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.72%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.76%) QA
2 4 (2.88%) SLA
3 2 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 83 (59.71%) Active Directory
2 40 (28.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.91%) Virtual Machines
3 11 (7.91%) Virtual Servers
4 9 (6.47%) Hyper-V
4 9 (6.47%) XenApp
5 8 (5.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 8 (5.76%) vSphere
5 8 (5.76%) XenDesktop
6 7 (5.04%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (3.60%) Firmware
8 4 (2.88%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (2.16%) DFS Replication
9 3 (2.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (1.44%) Docker
10 2 (1.44%) NDS
10 2 (1.44%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 1 (0.72%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.72%) NFS
11 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 25 (17.99%) SCCM
2 13 (9.35%) SCOM
3 9 (6.47%) WSUS
4 6 (4.32%) Ansible
4 6 (4.32%) Oracle Identity Management
4 6 (4.32%) PingFederate
4 6 (4.32%) SCSM
4 6 (4.32%) Single Sign-On
5 5 (3.60%) Puppet
6 4 (2.88%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (2.88%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (2.88%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (2.16%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (2.16%) Kibana
7 3 (2.16%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (2.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (2.16%) ThinApp
7 3 (2.16%) vCenter Server
8 2 (1.44%) Kubernetes
8 2 (1.44%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 77 (55.40%) Microsoft
2 56 (40.29%) VMware
3 19 (13.67%) Cisco
3 19 (13.67%) Oracle
4 18 (12.95%) Citrix
5 10 (7.19%) Apple
6 9 (6.47%) Dell
7 7 (5.04%) HP
8 6 (4.32%) BMC
8 6 (4.32%) Juniper
8 6 (4.32%) McAfee
9 5 (3.60%) CA
9 5 (3.60%) Novell
9 5 (3.60%) Symantec
10 4 (2.88%) Clearswift
10 4 (2.88%) EMC
10 4 (2.88%) SAP
10 4 (2.88%) Workday
11 3 (2.16%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.16%) Red Hat