Period
to 21 July 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 21 July 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
21 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 77 64 55
Rank change year-on-year -13 -9 -29
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 103 110 109
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 2.40% 2.75% 2.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.67% 15.58% 18.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 63 61 55
Berkshire median daily rate £350 £250 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.00% -30.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £122 £115 £165
90th Percentile £573 £500 £475
South East median daily rate £380 £360 £338
% change year-on-year +5.56% +6.67% -2.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 10
Berkshire median hourly rate £35.00 £17.81 £12.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +96.57% +37.49% +3.60%
South East median hourly rate £22.40 £19.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year +17.89% +26.67% -29.68%

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 702 706 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 16.39% 17.68% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 375 300
Berkshire median daily rate £413 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £158 £160 £167
90th Percentile £575 £554 £550
South East median daily rate £415 £420 £400
% change year-on-year -1.19% +5.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 54 52
Berkshire median hourly rate £12.00 £17.25 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.43% +30.19% +6.00%
South East median hourly rate £16.77 £18.11 £15.50
% change year-on-year -7.40% +16.84% -20.51%

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 21 July 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
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 21 July 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 -7 45 £276 -7.92% 24
Bracknell -8 14 £245 +100.00% 8
Maidenhead 0 11 £265 +26.19% 4
Newbury +3 10 £350 +25.00% 5
Windsor - 5 £475 - 2
Slough -11 4 £350 +7.69% 5
Ascot - 4 £133 - 2
Windows Server
South East

For the 6 months to 21 July 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.

1 103 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (55.34%) Microsoft
3 54 (52.43%) Active Directory
4 35 (33.98%) Office 365
5 33 (32.04%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (30.10%) Microsoft Azure
7 30 (29.13%) VMware
7 30 (29.13%) SQL Server
8 29 (28.16%) SQL
9 25 (24.27%) Security Cleared
10 24 (23.30%) PowerShell
10 24 (23.30%) Firewall
10 24 (23.30%) Windows 10
11 23 (22.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 22 (21.36%) Windows 7
13 21 (20.39%) ITIL
14 20 (19.42%) VMware Infrastructure
15 19 (18.45%) Microsoft Certification
15 19 (18.45%) LAN
16 18 (17.48%) Cisco
16 18 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
16 18 (17.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 17 (16.50%) Microsoft Office
18 16 (15.53%) Linux
18 16 (15.53%) Hyper-V
19 15 (14.56%) TCP/IP
20 14 (13.59%) MCSE
20 14 (13.59%) SharePoint
21 13 (12.62%) SCCM
22 12 (11.65%) PaaS

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 14 (13.59%) SharePoint
2 8 (7.77%) MS Exchange
3 6 (5.83%) WebLogic
4 5 (4.85%) Skype for Business
5 4 (3.88%) OpenStack
6 3 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (2.91%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.94%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.94%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (1.94%) IBM Notes
7 2 (1.94%) IIS
7 2 (1.94%) nginx
7 2 (1.94%) SharePoint Server
7 2 (1.94%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.97%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (0.97%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 17 (16.50%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (9.71%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (6.80%) MS Visio
4 2 (1.94%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (1.94%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.97%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (1.94%) Dynamics GP
1 2 (1.94%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 35 (33.98%) Office 365
2 31 (30.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (17.48%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (11.65%) IaaS
4 12 (11.65%) PaaS
5 9 (8.74%) SaaS
6 4 (3.88%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (2.91%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 2 (1.94%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (1.94%) CloudFront
8 2 (1.94%) G Suite
8 2 (1.94%) Route 53
9 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (23.30%) Firewall
2 19 (18.45%) LAN
3 15 (14.56%) TCP/IP
4 12 (11.65%) WAN
5 11 (10.68%) DNS
5 11 (10.68%) Internet
6 10 (9.71%) VPN
7 8 (7.77%) DHCP
8 7 (6.80%) SAN
9 6 (5.83%) Skype
10 5 (4.85%) Remote Desktop
10 5 (4.85%) Unified Communications
10 5 (4.85%) VLAN
10 5 (4.85%) Wi-Fi
11 4 (3.88%) NAS
11 4 (3.88%) VoIP
12 3 (2.91%) Reverse Proxy
12 3 (2.91%) Structured Cabling
13 2 (1.94%) HTTP
13 2 (1.94%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (29.13%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.74%) Oracle Database
3 6 (5.83%) Oracle Database 12c
3 6 (5.83%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.94%) DB2
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.97%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.97%) MySQL
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (2.91%) InstallShield
1 3 (2.91%) MSI
2 2 (1.94%) JIRA
2 2 (1.94%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.97%) JMeter
3 1 (0.97%) Selenium
General
1 6 (5.83%) Retail
2 5 (4.85%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.88%) Legal
4 3 (2.91%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.94%) Back Office
6 1 (0.97%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 20 (19.42%) Architect
2 17 (16.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (12.62%) Support Engineer
4 9 (8.74%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (7.77%) Technical Architect
6 7 (6.80%) IT Engineer
6 7 (6.80%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (5.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 6 (5.83%) Applications Support
7 6 (5.83%) Infrastructure Architect
8 5 (4.85%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 5 (4.85%) Analyst
8 5 (4.85%) Consultant
8 5 (4.85%) Hyper-V Specialist
8 5 (4.85%) Server Specialist
8 5 (4.85%) Virtualisation Specialist
8 5 (4.85%) Windows Server Specialist
8 5 (4.85%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (11.65%) Web Services
2 6 (5.83%) Middleware
2 6 (5.83%) Oracle Fusion
3 4 (3.88%) LDAP
4 2 (1.94%) JSON
4 2 (1.94%) Spring Boot
5 1 (0.97%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.80%) Public Cloud
1 7 (6.80%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (5.83%) Clustering
2 6 (5.83%) DataPower
3 5 (4.85%) BYOD
3 5 (4.85%) Client/Server
3 5 (4.85%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.85%) Driving Licence
3 5 (4.85%) Private Cloud
4 4 (3.88%) Hybrid Cloud
4 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Licensing
4 4 (3.88%) PKI
5 3 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.91%) Replication
5 3 (2.91%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.94%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.94%) Greenfield Project
6 2 (1.94%) iPhone
6 2 (1.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 103 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (32.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 24 (23.30%) Windows 10
4 23 (22.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (21.36%) Windows 7
6 16 (15.53%) Linux
7 11 (10.68%) Unix
8 9 (8.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (6.80%) Windows 8
9 7 (6.80%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (5.83%) AIX
11 5 (4.85%) CentOS
12 4 (3.88%) Solaris
12 4 (3.88%) Ubuntu
12 4 (3.88%) Windows Vista
12 4 (3.88%) Windows XP
13 2 (1.94%) Fedora
13 2 (1.94%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.94%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.97%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (20.39%) ITIL
2 18 (17.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (11.65%) Migration
4 9 (8.74%) Load Balancing
4 9 (8.74%) Server Virtualisation
5 8 (7.77%) Enterprise Architecture
6 7 (6.80%) Architectural Design
6 7 (6.80%) Data Protection
6 7 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (6.80%) Technical Leadership
7 6 (5.83%) Network Design
7 6 (5.83%) Root Cause Analysis
7 6 (5.83%) Service Management
7 6 (5.83%) TOGAF
8 5 (4.85%) Problem-Solving
9 4 (3.88%) Business Analysis
9 4 (3.88%) Network Virtualisation
9 4 (3.88%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.88%) Software Licensing
9 4 (3.88%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 29 (28.16%) SQL
2 24 (23.30%) PowerShell
3 9 (8.74%) T-SQL
4 7 (6.80%) VBScript
5 5 (4.85%) VB
6 2 (1.94%) Java
6 2 (1.94%) JavaScript
6 2 (1.94%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.97%) Perl
7 1 (0.97%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (24.27%) Security Cleared
2 19 (18.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 14 (13.59%) MCSE
4 11 (10.68%) DV Cleared
5 9 (8.74%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (3.88%) AWS Certification
7 4 (3.88%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.91%) CCNA
8 3 (2.91%) Degree
8 3 (2.91%) MCTS
9 2 (1.94%) CCNP
9 2 (1.94%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.97%) CCDP
10 1 (0.97%) CCIP
10 1 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.97%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.97%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.77%) SLA
2 3 (2.91%) QA
3 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.97%) PMO
System Software
1 54 (52.43%) Active Directory
2 20 (19.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (15.53%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.74%) Microsoft App-V
5 8 (7.77%) vSphere
6 7 (6.80%) XenApp
7 6 (5.83%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (2.91%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (2.91%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.94%) NDS
9 2 (1.94%) NetIQ eDirectory
10 1 (0.97%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.97%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 13 (12.62%) SCCM
2 6 (5.83%) Data Guard
3 5 (4.85%) NetBackup
3 5 (4.85%) Single Sign-On
4 4 (3.88%) vCenter Server
5 3 (2.91%) Oracle Identity Management
5 3 (2.91%) PingFederate
5 3 (2.91%) ThinApp
6 2 (1.94%) Ansible
6 2 (1.94%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (1.94%) Puppet
6 2 (1.94%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (1.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (1.94%) WSUS
7 1 (0.97%) logstash
7 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.97%) Nessus
7 1 (0.97%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.97%) Salt
Vendors
1 57 (55.34%) Microsoft
2 30 (29.13%) VMware
3 18 (17.48%) Cisco
4 12 (11.65%) Oracle
5 11 (10.68%) HP
6 8 (7.77%) Citrix
6 8 (7.77%) Google
6 8 (7.77%) IBM
6 8 (7.77%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.80%) NetApp
8 5 (4.85%) EMC
8 5 (4.85%) Novell
9 4 (3.88%) Apple
10 3 (2.91%) BMC
10 3 (2.91%) F5
10 3 (2.91%) Juniper
10 3 (2.91%) McAfee
10 3 (2.91%) Veeam
11 2 (1.94%) Bomgar
11 2 (1.94%) Extreme Networks