Period
to 27 June 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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 78 92 81
Rank change year-on-year +14 -11 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 261 254 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 3.09% 2.78% 2.83%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.55% 13.69% 13.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 191 198 165
Central London median daily rate £454 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.40% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £250 £156 £150
90th Percentile £588 £600 £575
London median daily rate £425 £395 £400
% change year-on-year +7.59% -1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 1
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +81.82% -33.33%
10th Percentile £19.75 £17.60 £10.50
90th Percentile £41.25 £37.50 £11.50
London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.25
% change year-on-year +5.26% +4.11% -

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 1,678 1,855 1,598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 19.85% 20.28% 21.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,262 1,415 1,245
Central London median daily rate £478 £500 £468
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.50% +6.95% +3.89%
10th Percentile £180 £193 £250
90th Percentile £650 £644 £638
London median daily rate £485 £485 £463
% change year-on-year - +4.86% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 72 33
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £18.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +7.01% -1.63%
10th Percentile £16.92 £13.10 £12.88
90th Percentile £37.88 £25.00 £139.75
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.37 £21.45
% change year-on-year +8.43% -9.71% +22.57%

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 27 June 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 27 June 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 27 June 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 +15 194 £463 +8.82% 14
West End of London +6 15 £525 +50.00%
Southwark -25 12 £575 -
City of Westminster -11 8 £525 -12.50%
Camden +6 3 £300 -9.43%
Kensington and Chelsea -3 1 £300 -14.29%
Lambeth - 1 - -
Windows Server
London

For the 6 months to 27 June 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.

1 257 (98.47%) Windows
2 156 (59.77%) Active Directory
3 135 (51.72%) Microsoft
4 112 (42.91%) VMware
5 92 (35.25%) PowerShell
6 91 (34.87%) Finance
7 86 (32.95%) Office 365
8 77 (29.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 65 (24.90%) Windows Server 2012
10 63 (24.14%) SCCM
10 63 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 58 (22.22%) DNS
11 58 (22.22%) Linux
12 53 (20.31%) Citrix
13 51 (19.54%) SQL Server
14 50 (19.16%) MS Exchange
15 48 (18.39%) SQL
15 48 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
16 46 (17.62%) Windows Server 2008
17 44 (16.86%) DHCP
17 44 (16.86%) Windows 10
18 37 (14.18%) Amazon AWS
18 37 (14.18%) Windows 7
19 36 (13.79%) Migration
20 35 (13.41%) Microsoft Office
21 34 (13.03%) ITIL
21 34 (13.03%) Cisco
22 32 (12.26%) SAN
22 32 (12.26%) Firewall
23 31 (11.88%) Hyper-V

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 50 (19.16%) MS Exchange
2 31 (11.88%) Skype for Business
3 21 (8.05%) SharePoint
4 16 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (6.13%) IIS
5 10 (3.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (2.30%) Apache
6 6 (2.30%) Confluence
7 4 (1.53%) OpenStack
8 2 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.38%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.38%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.38%) JBoss
9 1 (0.38%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.38%) Tomcat
Applications
1 35 (13.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.92%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.38%) Adobe After Effects
4 1 (0.38%) Adobe Premiere
4 1 (0.38%) Maya
4 1 (0.38%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.38%) Revit
4 1 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (1.92%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 3 (1.15%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.38%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.38%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.38%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.38%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.38%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.38%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 86 (32.95%) Office 365
2 77 (29.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (14.18%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (7.28%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (6.90%) IaaS
5 18 (6.90%) PaaS
6 5 (1.92%) OneDrive
6 5 (1.92%) SaaS
7 4 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (1.53%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.53%) Mimecast
7 4 (1.53%) Serverless
7 4 (1.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (0.77%) Amazon ECS
8 2 (0.77%) Amazon EKS
8 2 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.77%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.77%) GitHub
8 2 (0.77%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 58 (22.22%) DNS
2 44 (16.86%) DHCP
3 32 (12.26%) Firewall
3 32 (12.26%) SAN
4 25 (9.58%) TCP/IP
5 24 (9.20%) Skype
6 18 (6.90%) LAN
7 17 (6.51%) WAN
8 11 (4.21%) VPN
9 10 (3.83%) Wireless
10 7 (2.68%) iSCSI
11 6 (2.30%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (2.30%) NetScaler
11 6 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.92%) NAS
12 5 (1.92%) Network Security
12 5 (1.92%) VLAN
13 4 (1.53%) Cisco ISE
13 4 (1.53%) Fibre Channel
14 3 (1.15%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (4.60%) SQL Server 2014
4 9 (3.45%) MySQL
5 7 (2.68%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (2.68%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (1.92%) Big Data
7 3 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.15%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.38%) Amazon Redshift
9 1 (0.38%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.38%) InfluxDB
9 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.38%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.38%) Power BI
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server 2017
9 1 (0.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.38%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (5.75%) MSI
2 10 (3.83%) JIRA
3 5 (1.92%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.53%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
4 4 (1.53%) WiX
5 3 (1.15%) ProC
5 3 (1.15%) Subversion
6 2 (0.77%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.77%) Hudson
6 2 (0.77%) Moq
6 2 (0.77%) MSTest
6 2 (0.77%) NUnit
6 2 (0.77%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (0.38%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.38%) GitLab
7 1 (0.38%) Liquibase
7 1 (0.38%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.38%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.38%) WinDbg
General
1 91 (34.87%) Finance
2 28 (10.73%) Banking
3 10 (3.83%) Investment Banking
3 10 (3.83%) Law
4 7 (2.68%) Front Office
5 6 (2.30%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.92%) Legal
7 4 (1.53%) Back Office
8 3 (1.15%) German Language
8 3 (1.15%) Russian Language
9 2 (0.77%) Publishing
9 2 (0.77%) Retail
10 1 (0.38%) Advertising
10 1 (0.38%) International Banking
10 1 (0.38%) Marketing
10 1 (0.38%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.38%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (19.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 35 (13.41%) Windows Engineer
3 28 (10.73%) Analyst
4 22 (8.43%) Support Engineer
5 21 (8.05%) Server Engineer
6 19 (7.28%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 16 (6.13%) DevOps Engineer
7 16 (6.13%) Systems Engineer
8 15 (5.75%) Azure Engineer
9 14 (5.36%) Support Analyst
10 13 (4.98%) Architect
10 13 (4.98%) IT Engineer
11 12 (4.60%) Windows Server Engineer
12 11 (4.21%) Applications Engineer
12 11 (4.21%) Desktop Support
12 11 (4.21%) Linux Engineer
13 10 (3.83%) 2nd Line Support
13 10 (3.83%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 10 (3.83%) Desktop Engineer
14 8 (3.07%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.36%) .NET
2 10 (3.83%) X-Windows
3 7 (2.68%) Web Services
4 6 (2.30%) Node.js
5 4 (1.53%) Software Packaging
5 4 (1.53%) Spring
6 3 (1.15%) LDAP
7 2 (0.77%) JSON
7 2 (0.77%) RESTful
7 2 (0.77%) SOAP
8 1 (0.38%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.38%) ASP.NET Web API
8 1 (0.38%) Elastic Stack
8 1 (0.38%) iOS SDK
8 1 (0.38%) LAMP
8 1 (0.38%) Middleware
8 1 (0.38%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 1 (0.38%) SAML
8 1 (0.38%) Unreal Engine
8 1 (0.38%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 18 (6.90%) Data Centre
2 14 (5.36%) Clustering
3 10 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.83%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.45%) Blackberry
4 9 (3.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (3.45%) Private Cloud
5 8 (3.07%) Fat Client
5 8 (3.07%) Thin Client
5 8 (3.07%) User Experience
6 5 (1.92%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.92%) PKI
6 5 (1.92%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (1.15%) Enterprise Storage
7 3 (1.15%) Public Cloud
7 3 (1.15%) Replication
8 2 (0.77%) BYOD
8 2 (0.77%) HP Storage
8 2 (0.77%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 257 (98.47%) Windows
2 65 (24.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 58 (22.22%) Linux
4 46 (17.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (16.86%) Windows 10
6 37 (14.18%) Windows 7
7 21 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (5.75%) Unix
9 8 (3.07%) Mac OS X
10 7 (2.68%) Windows 8
11 6 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
12 4 (1.53%) Android
12 4 (1.53%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.53%) Data ONTAP
12 4 (1.53%) Ubuntu
13 3 (1.15%) Debian
13 3 (1.15%) openSUSE
14 2 (0.77%) Mac OS X Server
15 1 (0.38%) NetWare
15 1 (0.38%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 36 (13.79%) Migration
3 34 (13.03%) ITIL
4 25 (9.58%) DevOps
5 22 (8.43%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (6.90%) Information Security
7 16 (6.13%) Change Management
7 16 (6.13%) Configuration Management
8 14 (5.36%) CRM
9 13 (4.98%) Infrastructure as Code
9 13 (4.98%) Storage Management
10 11 (4.21%) ITSM
11 10 (3.83%) Application Packaging
11 10 (3.83%) Mobile Device Management
12 9 (3.45%) High Availability
12 9 (3.45%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (3.45%) Project Management
12 9 (3.45%) Security Management
12 9 (3.45%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.45%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (35.25%) PowerShell
2 48 (18.39%) SQL
3 18 (6.90%) Python
4 15 (5.75%) Java
5 12 (4.60%) C#
6 9 (3.45%) Bash Shell
7 7 (2.68%) Perl
8 6 (2.30%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.92%) PHP
9 5 (1.92%) T-SQL
10 4 (1.53%) Ruby
10 4 (1.53%) VB
10 4 (1.53%) VBA
11 3 (1.15%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.77%) C
12 2 (0.77%) C++
12 2 (0.77%) VBScript
13 1 (0.38%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.21%) MCSE
3 7 (2.68%) Degree
3 7 (2.68%) Security Cleared
4 4 (1.53%) AWS Certification
4 4 (1.53%) MCSA
5 3 (1.15%) CCNP
5 3 (1.15%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (0.77%) CISSP
6 2 (0.77%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (0.77%) MCITP
6 2 (0.77%) MCP
6 2 (0.77%) MCTS
6 2 (0.77%) SC Cleared
6 2 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.38%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.38%) CCA
7 1 (0.38%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (4.98%) SLA
2 3 (1.15%) COBIT
2 3 (1.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (1.15%) NIST
3 1 (0.38%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.38%) PMO
3 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 156 (59.77%) Active Directory
2 48 (18.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (11.88%) Hyper-V
4 29 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 29 (11.11%) XenApp
5 19 (7.28%) Microsoft App-V
5 19 (7.28%) XenDesktop
6 15 (5.75%) vSphere
7 7 (2.68%) VMware Workstation
8 6 (2.30%) VMware NSX
9 5 (1.92%) Shibboleth
9 5 (1.92%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.53%) Docker
10 4 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (0.77%) DFS Replication
11 2 (0.77%) NFS
11 2 (0.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.38%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 63 (24.14%) SCCM
2 16 (6.13%) Terraform
3 14 (5.36%) Opscode Chef
4 12 (4.60%) SCOM
5 10 (3.83%) Ansible
5 10 (3.83%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (3.83%) WSUS
6 9 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (3.07%) Puppet
7 8 (3.07%) SCOrch
7 8 (3.07%) Single Sign-On
8 6 (2.30%) vMotion
9 5 (1.92%) Nessus
10 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 4 (1.53%) Perfmon
10 4 (1.53%) QRadar
11 3 (1.15%) AirWatch
11 3 (1.15%) HP Fortify
11 3 (1.15%) SCSM
11 3 (1.15%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 135 (51.72%) Microsoft
2 112 (42.91%) VMware
3 53 (20.31%) Citrix
4 34 (13.03%) Cisco
5 16 (6.13%) HP
5 16 (6.13%) NetApp
6 15 (5.75%) Splunk
6 15 (5.75%) Symantec
7 14 (5.36%) Ivanti
8 13 (4.98%) Dell
9 11 (4.21%) Red Hat
10 9 (3.45%) Salesforce.com
11 8 (3.07%) Adobe
11 8 (3.07%) iManage
11 8 (3.07%) Meraki
11 8 (3.07%) Sony
12 7 (2.68%) Veeam
13 6 (2.30%) Bloomberg
13 6 (2.30%) EMC
13 6 (2.30%) Reuters