Period
to 6 December 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Central London 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 6 December 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
London > Central London
6 months to
6 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 94 84
Rank change year-on-year +13 -10 +15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 210 274 261
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 2.90% 2.93% 3.01%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.57% 14.40% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 168 223 203
Central London median daily rate £400 £450 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +15.38% -2.50%
10th Percentile £200 £226 £177
90th Percentile £579 £588 £635
London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
% change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.98% -21.82% +5.77%
London median hourly rate £44.02 £29.42 £24.87
% change year-on-year +49.64% +18.29% -7.03%

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 Central London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,349 1,903 1,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 18.63% 20.36% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,038 1,428 1,365
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
10th Percentile £163 £153 £211
90th Percentile £625 £625 £663
London median daily rate £450 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 83 59
Central London median hourly rate £19.47 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.09% +10.00% -7.86%
10th Percentile £13.10 £14.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.35 £25.50 £30.00
London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% -1.58% +3.66%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Central London

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Central London

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Central London over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Central London

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Central London

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Central London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Central London over the 6 months to 6 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in Central London

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in Central London

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 Central London region over the 6 months to 6 December 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
City of London +3 152 £418 -6.96% 77
West End of London +28 10 £260 -58.40%
Kensington and Chelsea +3 5 £268 -
Camden - 5 £430 -
Southwark +10 3 £398 -30.87%
City of Westminster +2 2 £213 -50.00%
Windows Server
London

For the 6 months to 6 December 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 Central London region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 210 (100.00%) Windows
2 127 (60.48%) Active Directory
3 86 (40.95%) Microsoft
4 82 (39.05%) VMware
5 80 (38.10%) Office 365
6 59 (28.10%) Azure
7 53 (25.24%) Finance
8 49 (23.33%) PowerShell
9 47 (22.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 46 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
11 44 (20.95%) Windows 10
12 42 (20.00%) Citrix
12 42 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
13 40 (19.05%) Linux
14 39 (18.57%) SCCM
15 37 (17.62%) VMware Infrastructure
15 37 (17.62%) ITIL
15 37 (17.62%) Firewall
16 35 (16.67%) DNS
17 33 (15.71%) SQL
18 30 (14.29%) Migration
19 27 (12.86%) DHCP
19 27 (12.86%) XenApp
20 23 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
21 22 (10.48%) MS Exchange
21 22 (10.48%) SQL Server
21 22 (10.48%) Windows 7
22 21 (10.00%) Cisco
23 20 (9.52%) LAN
23 20 (9.52%) SAN

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Central London 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 22 (10.48%) MS Exchange
2 12 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 6 (2.86%) Confluence
3 6 (2.86%) Skype for Business
4 5 (2.38%) IIS
5 3 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.95%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (0.95%) Tomcat
6 2 (0.95%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.48%) Apache
7 1 (0.48%) JBoss
7 1 (0.48%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.48%) WebLogic
Applications
1 18 (8.57%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.43%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.95%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.48%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.48%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 80 (38.10%) Office 365
2 59 (28.10%) Azure
3 17 (8.10%) Azure Active Directory
4 16 (7.62%) AWS
5 8 (3.81%) PaaS
6 7 (3.33%) IaaS
7 5 (2.38%) Mimecast
8 4 (1.90%) OneDrive
8 4 (1.90%) SaaS
9 3 (1.43%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.43%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.43%) Dynamics 365
9 3 (1.43%) Power Platform
9 3 (1.43%) PowerApps
9 3 (1.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (0.95%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.95%) G Suite
10 2 (0.95%) Serverless
11 1 (0.48%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 37 (17.62%) Firewall
2 35 (16.67%) DNS
3 27 (12.86%) DHCP
4 20 (9.52%) LAN
4 20 (9.52%) SAN
5 18 (8.57%) WAN
6 16 (7.62%) TCP/IP
7 12 (5.71%) VPN
8 9 (4.29%) VLAN
9 8 (3.81%) NetScaler
10 7 (3.33%) Skype
10 7 (3.33%) Unified Communications
11 6 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (2.38%) Wireless
13 4 (1.90%) Intrusion Detection
13 4 (1.90%) Kerberos
13 4 (1.90%) NAS
14 3 (1.43%) IP Telephony
14 3 (1.43%) Network Security
14 3 (1.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (10.48%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.38%) MySQL
3 3 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (1.43%) Power BI
3 3 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.95%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.48%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.48%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2017
5 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (2.86%) JIRA
2 3 (1.43%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.95%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.95%) Hudson
3 2 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.48%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.48%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.48%) MSI
4 1 (0.48%) SonarQube
4 1 (0.48%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.48%) Subversion
4 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.48%) WinDbg
General
1 53 (25.24%) Finance
2 17 (8.10%) Banking
3 5 (2.38%) International Banking
4 4 (1.90%) German Language
5 3 (1.43%) Law
5 3 (1.43%) Mandarin Language
5 3 (1.43%) Russian Language
5 3 (1.43%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.95%) Financial Institution
6 2 (0.95%) Front Office
6 2 (0.95%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.95%) Publishing
6 2 (0.95%) Retail
7 1 (0.48%) French Language
7 1 (0.48%) Legal
7 1 (0.48%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 44 (20.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 36 (17.14%) Support Engineer
3 30 (14.29%) Windows Engineer
4 29 (13.81%) Analyst
5 16 (7.62%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (7.14%) Server Engineer
7 12 (5.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 11 (5.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 11 (5.24%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (5.24%) IT Engineer
9 10 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (4.76%) Windows Server Engineer
10 9 (4.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (3.81%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (3.81%) Support Analyst
12 7 (3.33%) Azure Engineer
12 7 (3.33%) IT Support
12 7 (3.33%) Server Analyst
13 6 (2.86%) 1st/2nd Line Support
13 6 (2.86%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.86%) Node.js
2 4 (1.90%) LDAP
2 4 (1.90%) Web Services
2 4 (1.90%) X-Windows
3 3 (1.43%) .NET
3 3 (1.43%) OAuth
3 3 (1.43%) OpenID
4 2 (0.95%) COM
4 2 (0.95%) Middleware
5 1 (0.48%) ADSI
5 1 (0.48%) CSS
5 1 (0.48%) LAMP
5 1 (0.48%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.29%) Data Centre
2 8 (3.81%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (2.86%) Public Cloud
5 4 (1.90%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.43%) Clustering
6 3 (1.43%) iPhone
7 2 (0.95%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (0.95%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.48%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.48%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.48%) Handset
8 1 (0.48%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.48%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.48%) Replication
8 1 (0.48%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.48%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.48%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 210 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (21.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 44 (20.95%) Windows 10
4 42 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (19.05%) Linux
6 22 (10.48%) Windows 7
7 13 (6.19%) Unix
8 9 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 9 (4.29%) Ubuntu
9 7 (3.33%) Mac OS X
10 6 (2.86%) Debian
10 6 (2.86%) openSUSE
11 5 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.90%) Android
12 4 (1.90%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.95%) CentOS
14 1 (0.48%) AIX
14 1 (0.48%) Solaris
14 1 (0.48%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.48%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (22.38%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 37 (17.62%) ITIL
3 30 (14.29%) Migration
4 12 (5.71%) Asset Management
4 12 (5.71%) Information Security
5 11 (5.24%) Problem-Solving
6 9 (4.29%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (3.81%) DevOps
7 8 (3.81%) Root Cause Analysis
8 7 (3.33%) Configuration Management
8 7 (3.33%) Mobile Device Management
8 7 (3.33%) Service Management
8 7 (3.33%) Vulnerability Management
9 6 (2.86%) Change Control
9 6 (2.86%) Cybersecurity
9 6 (2.86%) OWASP
9 6 (2.86%) Problem Management
9 6 (2.86%) SABSA
9 6 (2.86%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 5 (2.38%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 49 (23.33%) PowerShell
2 33 (15.71%) SQL
3 11 (5.24%) Java
4 10 (4.76%) Python
5 8 (3.81%) JavaScript
5 8 (3.81%) Ruby
6 3 (1.43%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.95%) Go
7 2 (0.95%) Groovy
7 2 (0.95%) Perl
7 2 (0.95%) PHP
7 2 (0.95%) PL/SQL
7 2 (0.95%) Scala
7 2 (0.95%) VBScript
8 1 (0.48%) C
8 1 (0.48%) C#
8 1 (0.48%) C++
8 1 (0.48%) VBA
8 1 (0.48%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (10.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (8.57%) MCSE
3 10 (4.76%) MCSA
4 8 (3.81%) Degree
4 8 (3.81%) Security Cleared
5 4 (1.90%) CISSP
5 4 (1.90%) SC Cleared
6 3 (1.43%) MCP
7 2 (0.95%) AWS Certification
7 2 (0.95%) CCA
7 2 (0.95%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.95%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.48%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.48%) CCNA
8 1 (0.48%) CCNP
8 1 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.48%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.48%) MCITP
8 1 (0.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (5.24%) SLA
2 6 (2.86%) COBIT
2 6 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (2.86%) NIST
3 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.48%) QA
System Software
1 127 (60.48%) Active Directory
2 37 (17.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (12.86%) XenApp
4 20 (9.52%) Hyper-V
5 19 (9.05%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (9.05%) XenDesktop
6 11 (5.24%) vSphere
7 6 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (2.38%) Virtual Desktop
8 5 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
8 5 (2.38%) VMware Server
9 2 (0.95%) Terminal Server
9 2 (0.95%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.48%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 1 (0.48%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.48%) Firmware
10 1 (0.48%) KVM
10 1 (0.48%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 39 (18.57%) SCCM
2 12 (5.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (3.81%) Ansible
4 7 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
5 6 (2.86%) Backup Exec
5 6 (2.86%) Nessus
6 5 (2.38%) HP Fortify
7 4 (1.90%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.90%) SCOM
8 3 (1.43%) DatAdvantage
8 3 (1.43%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.43%) Terraform
9 2 (0.95%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (0.95%) SCSM
9 2 (0.95%) WSUS
10 1 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 1 (0.48%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.48%) Puppet
10 1 (0.48%) SCVMM
10 1 (0.48%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 86 (40.95%) Microsoft
2 82 (39.05%) VMware
3 42 (20.00%) Citrix
4 21 (10.00%) Cisco
5 8 (3.81%) Symantec
6 7 (3.33%) HP
6 7 (3.33%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (2.86%) Adobe
7 6 (2.86%) Palo Alto
7 6 (2.86%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.38%) 3PAR
8 5 (2.38%) Apple
8 5 (2.38%) Dell Compellent
8 5 (2.38%) Forcepoint
8 5 (2.38%) Qualys
9 4 (1.90%) CheckPoint
9 4 (1.90%) EMC
9 4 (1.90%) NetApp
9 4 (1.90%) Oracle
10 3 (1.43%) Hitachi