Period
to 13 August 2020

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 13 August 2020 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
13 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 79 85 96
Rank change year-on-year +6 +11 -4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 70 261 251
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Central London 2.72% 3.13% 2.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.83% 15.73% 13.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 201 194
Median daily rate £425 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £242 £220 £164
90th Percentile £520 £588 £584
London median daily rate £425 £416 £400
% change year-on-year +2.10% +4.06% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 6
Median hourly rate - £20.00 £20.00
London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.56 £20.00
% change year-on-year -19.64% +117.78% +12.68%

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 Central London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Central London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 472 1,659 1,855
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Central London 18.37% 19.90% 20.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 1,256 1,396
Median daily rate £475 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £213 £174 £185
90th Percentile £638 £650 £650
London median daily rate £485 £475 £488
% change year-on-year +2.11% -2.56% +2.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 43 87
Median hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +10.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £15.96 £12.43 £14.48
90th Percentile £32.78 £43.34 £25.20
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +66.67% +10.53% -2.56%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Central London

Job postings citing Windows Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in Central London.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server in Central London

Windows Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Central London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in Central London over the 6 months to 13 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Central London

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Central London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in Central London.

Hourly rate trend 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 13 August 2020. 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 +7 61 £438 -7.89% 24
City of Westminster +22 3 - -
West End of London +5 2 £550 +32.53%
Southwark +44 1 £175 -55.97%
Windows Server
London

For the 6 months to 13 August 2020, 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 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (52.86%) VMware
3 32 (45.71%) Microsoft
4 30 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 27 (38.57%) PowerShell
6 21 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (28.57%) Linux
7 20 (28.57%) Migration
8 19 (27.14%) Office 365
9 18 (25.71%) SQL
10 17 (24.29%) Azure
11 15 (21.43%) SQL Server
11 15 (21.43%) Citrix
11 15 (21.43%) Finance
12 14 (20.00%) Oracle
12 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 14 (20.00%) Windows 10
12 14 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2016
13 12 (17.14%) DNS
14 10 (14.29%) Cisco
14 10 (14.29%) Unix
14 10 (14.29%) AWS
14 10 (14.29%) Windows 7
14 10 (14.29%) Data Centre
15 9 (12.86%) High Availability
15 9 (12.86%) Banking
15 9 (12.86%) EMC
15 9 (12.86%) SAN
16 8 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery

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 4 (5.71%) MS Exchange
1 4 (5.71%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.29%) Confluence
3 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (2.86%) IIS
4 1 (1.43%) Apache
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.43%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.43%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.43%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.43%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 19 (27.14%) Office 365
2 17 (24.29%) Azure
3 10 (14.29%) AWS
4 8 (11.43%) SaaS
5 6 (8.57%) GitHub
5 6 (8.57%) IaaS
5 6 (8.57%) PaaS
6 4 (5.71%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (5.71%) GCP
7 2 (2.86%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (2.86%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (2.86%) Azure Functions
7 2 (2.86%) OpenShift
7 2 (2.86%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 12 (17.14%) DNS
2 9 (12.86%) SAN
3 7 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
3 7 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 6 (8.57%) DHCP
5 5 (7.14%) Kerberos
6 4 (5.71%) Skype
7 2 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.86%) LAN
7 2 (2.86%) NAS
7 2 (2.86%) OpenVPN
7 2 (2.86%) VLAN
7 2 (2.86%) VPN
7 2 (2.86%) WAN
8 1 (1.43%) HTTP
8 1 (1.43%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.43%) SMTP
8 1 (1.43%) SSL
8 1 (1.43%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.43%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (8.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (7.14%) MongoDB
4 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (5.71%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (2.86%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.43%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.43%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 4 (5.71%) Subversion
2 3 (4.29%) JIRA
3 2 (2.86%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.43%) Serena SBM
4 1 (1.43%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (21.43%) Finance
2 9 (12.86%) Banking
3 4 (5.71%) Investment Banking
4 3 (4.29%) Law
4 3 (4.29%) Retail
5 2 (2.86%) Advertising
5 2 (2.86%) Back Office
6 1 (1.43%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.43%) International Banking
6 1 (1.43%) Marketing
6 1 (1.43%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.43%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (12.86%) Analyst
1 9 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (11.43%) Support Engineer
3 7 (10.00%) DBA
4 6 (8.57%) Support Specialist
5 5 (7.14%) Architect
5 5 (7.14%) Oracle DBA
5 5 (7.14%) SQL DBA
5 5 (7.14%) Sybase DBA
5 5 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (5.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (5.71%) Cloud Architect
6 4 (5.71%) Cloud Specialist
6 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (5.71%) Office 365 Specialist
6 4 (5.71%) Service Analyst
6 4 (5.71%) Technical Architect
6 4 (5.71%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.71%) LDAP
2 3 (4.29%) JDBC
2 3 (4.29%) ODBC
3 2 (2.86%) JSON
3 2 (2.86%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 7 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.14%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.71%) Clustering
4 4 (5.71%) Public Cloud
4 4 (5.71%) Replication
5 3 (4.29%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.86%) Blackberry
6 2 (2.86%) BYOD
6 2 (2.86%) Cloud Native
6 2 (2.86%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.43%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.43%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.43%) EMC VNX
7 1 (1.43%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (1.43%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (1.43%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 70 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (28.57%) Linux
3 14 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 14 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (17.14%) Windows Server 2016
5 10 (14.29%) Unix
5 10 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 8 (11.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (10.00%) Windows Server 2019
8 6 (8.57%) Ubuntu
9 3 (4.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.86%) Android
11 1 (1.43%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.43%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.57%) Migration
2 14 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 9 (12.86%) High Availability
4 8 (11.43%) DevOps
4 8 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (10.00%) ITIL
6 6 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (7.14%) Converged Infrastructure
8 4 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (5.71%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.71%) Security Hardening
8 4 (5.71%) Security Management
8 4 (5.71%) Tech Ops
9 3 (4.29%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (4.29%) Data Management
9 3 (4.29%) Data Migration
9 3 (4.29%) ITSM
9 3 (4.29%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.29%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (38.57%) PowerShell
2 18 (25.71%) SQL
3 7 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 6 (8.57%) T-SQL
5 5 (7.14%) Korn
5 5 (7.14%) Perl
5 5 (7.14%) PHP
6 3 (4.29%) Python
7 2 (2.86%) Go
7 2 (2.86%) Groovy
7 2 (2.86%) Ruby
7 2 (2.86%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.43%) C
8 1 (1.43%) Java
8 1 (1.43%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (8.57%) SC Cleared
1 6 (8.57%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.86%) CCNA
3 2 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.86%) MCSE
3 2 (2.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.43%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.43%) Degree
4 1 (1.43%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.86%) GDPR
1 2 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.86%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.43%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (1.43%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.43%) NCSC
2 1 (1.43%) QA
2 1 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 30 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 21 (30.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (10.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 6 (8.57%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.71%) vSphere
6 3 (4.29%) Docker
7 2 (2.86%) Hyper-V
7 2 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.43%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.43%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.43%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (11.43%) SCCM
2 7 (10.00%) SCOM
3 5 (7.14%) Kubernetes
3 5 (7.14%) Terraform
4 3 (4.29%) Ansible
4 3 (4.29%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (4.29%) Nagios
4 3 (4.29%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.29%) Puppet
4 3 (4.29%) WSUS
5 2 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.86%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.43%) Control-M
6 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.43%) Nessus
6 1 (1.43%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.43%) Netcool
6 1 (1.43%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.43%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 37 (52.86%) VMware
2 32 (45.71%) Microsoft
3 15 (21.43%) Citrix
4 14 (20.00%) Oracle
5 10 (14.29%) Cisco
6 9 (12.86%) EMC
7 7 (10.00%) HP
7 7 (10.00%) Red Hat
8 5 (7.14%) Dell
8 5 (7.14%) ServiceNow
8 5 (7.14%) Sybase
9 4 (5.71%) NetApp
10 3 (4.29%) IBM
10 3 (4.29%) Ivanti
10 3 (4.29%) McAfee
10 3 (4.29%) SaltStack
10 3 (4.29%) SolarWinds
10 3 (4.29%) Splunk
10 3 (4.29%) Symantec
11 2 (2.86%) CyberArk