Period
to 18 May 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Windows Server 2016 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2016 over the 6 months to 18 May 2021 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 2016
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 122 130 197
Rank change year-on-year +8 +67 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 22 29 45
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.79% 0.88% 0.69%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.13% 5.21% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 23 34
10th Percentile £218 £257 £221
25th Percentile £383 £331 £316
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £463 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.82% - -1.16%
75th Percentile £509 £466 £575
90th Percentile £519 £492 £588
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +7.46%

Windows Server 2016 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 the City of London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
City of London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 359 557 1,254
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 12.94% 16.98% 19.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 272 428 936
10th Percentile £214 £150 £163
25th Percentile £379 £263 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £496 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.28% -5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £594 £565 £588
90th Percentile £694 £641 £650
Central London median daily rate £498 £450 £480
% change year-on-year +10.56% -6.25% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 23
10th Percentile £13.68 £11.15 £17.29
25th Percentile £13.75 £13.63 £18.98
Median hourly rate £14.00 £16.48 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -15.02% -21.55% +10.53%
75th Percentile £14.31 £18.90 £32.00
90th Percentile £14.50 £20.85 £37.50
Central London median hourly rate £14.00 £18.70 £21.00
% change year-on-year -25.13% -10.95% +5.00%

Windows Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2016 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2016 in the City of London

Windows Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2016 in the City of London

Windows Server 2016
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2016 in the City of London

Windows Server 2016
Contract Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2016 within the City of London region over the 6 months to 18 May 2021. 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
London Bridge - 1 £385 -
Windows Server 2016
Central London

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2016 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 City of London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2016.

1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (68.18%) PowerShell
3 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
3 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
3 15 (68.18%) Windows Server
4 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2019
4 13 (59.09%) Azure
5 11 (50.00%) SCCM
5 11 (50.00%) Citrix
5 11 (50.00%) Finance
6 10 (45.45%) VMware
6 10 (45.45%) Microsoft 365
6 10 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 9 (40.91%) XenApp
8 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
8 8 (36.36%) Windows 10
9 7 (31.82%) Cisco
9 7 (31.82%) ITIL
10 6 (27.27%) DNS
10 6 (27.27%) XenDesktop
10 6 (27.27%) Azure Active Directory
10 6 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
10 6 (27.27%) Social Skills
11 5 (22.73%) vSphere
11 5 (22.73%) High Availability
11 5 (22.73%) Banking
11 5 (22.73%) Migration
11 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery

Windows Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of 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 5 (22.73%) MS Exchange
2 4 (18.18%) Skype for Business
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (9.09%) SharePoint
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (59.09%) Azure
2 10 (45.45%) Microsoft 365
3 6 (27.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (13.64%) IaaS
5 2 (9.09%) Mimecast
5 2 (9.09%) OneDrive
6 1 (4.55%) AWS
6 1 (4.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (27.27%) DNS
2 3 (13.64%) DHCP
2 3 (13.64%) Skype
2 3 (13.64%) TCP/IP
2 3 (13.64%) VSAN
3 2 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
3 2 (9.09%) SAN
3 2 (9.09%) VPN
4 1 (4.55%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.55%) Firewall
4 1 (4.55%) FTP
4 1 (4.55%) HTTP
4 1 (4.55%) Intranet
4 1 (4.55%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.55%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (13.64%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (4.55%) MSI
General
1 11 (50.00%) Finance
2 6 (27.27%) Social Skills
3 5 (22.73%) Banking
4 4 (18.18%) Financial Institution
5 3 (13.64%) Law
6 2 (9.09%) Investment Banking
6 2 (9.09%) Retail
7 1 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (4.55%) International Banking
7 1 (4.55%) Legal
Job Titles
1 5 (22.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (18.18%) Analyst
2 4 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Architect
3 3 (13.64%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Architect
3 3 (13.64%) SCCM Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (13.64%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Applications Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Server Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.55%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Replication
2 3 (13.64%) Clustering
2 3 (13.64%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (9.09%) EMC VNX
3 2 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.55%) Client/Server
4 1 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.55%) Hedge funds
4 1 (4.55%) iPhone
4 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.55%) Symmetrix
4 1 (4.55%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 22 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (81.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (68.18%) Windows Server
4 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2019
5 8 (36.36%) Windows 10
5 8 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (13.64%) Linux
6 3 (13.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (4.55%) Android
7 1 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 1 (4.55%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (31.82%) ITIL
3 6 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (22.73%) High Availability
4 5 (22.73%) Migration
4 5 (22.73%) Service Delivery
5 4 (18.18%) Project Delivery
6 3 (13.64%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (13.64%) Architecture Roadmap
6 3 (13.64%) ITSM
6 3 (13.64%) PRINCE
6 3 (13.64%) Project Management
6 3 (13.64%) Service Management
6 3 (13.64%) Workflow
7 2 (9.09%) Application Packaging
7 2 (9.09%) Change Management
7 2 (9.09%) Data Security
7 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (9.09%) E-Discovery
7 2 (9.09%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 15 (68.18%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.09%) Python
2 2 (9.09%) VBScript
3 1 (4.55%) C
3 1 (4.55%) SQL
3 1 (4.55%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (13.64%) CCNA
1 3 (13.64%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (13.64%) CISSP
1 3 (13.64%) MCSE
1 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (13.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (4.55%) Degree
2 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (4.55%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (13.64%) GDPR
2 2 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 9 (40.91%) XenApp
3 8 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (27.27%) XenDesktop
5 5 (22.73%) vSphere
6 3 (13.64%) Hyper-V
6 3 (13.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 3 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (4.55%) BitLocker
8 1 (4.55%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (4.55%) NFS
8 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
8 1 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (4.55%) Xen
Systems Management
1 11 (50.00%) SCCM
2 4 (18.18%) vCenter Server
3 3 (13.64%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (13.64%) PowerCLI
3 3 (13.64%) SCOM
3 3 (13.64%) Terraform
4 2 (9.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (4.55%) Ansible
5 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (4.55%) vRealize
Vendors
1 15 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) Citrix
3 10 (45.45%) VMware
4 7 (31.82%) Cisco
5 5 (22.73%) HP
6 4 (18.18%) SolarWinds
7 3 (13.64%) Dell
7 3 (13.64%) Symantec
8 2 (9.09%) EMC
8 2 (9.09%) IBM
8 2 (9.09%) Infoblox
8 2 (9.09%) NetApp
8 2 (9.09%) Red Hat
9 1 (4.55%) Altiris
9 1 (4.55%) Avaya
9 1 (4.55%) CheckPoint
9 1 (4.55%) CyberArk
9 1 (4.55%) Draytek
9 1 (4.55%) Polycom