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 2019 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2019 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 2019
Central London > City of London
6 months to
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 131 155 237
Rank change year-on-year +24 +82 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2019 13 4 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.47% 0.12% 0.077%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.62% 0.72% 0.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 2
10th Percentile £348 " "
25th Percentile £463 £413 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £425 £325
Median % change year-on-year +14.71% +30.77% -
75th Percentile £519 £451 £338
90th Percentile " £476 "
Central London median daily rate £488 £425 £325
% change year-on-year +14.71% +30.77% -

Windows Server 2019 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 2019
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2019 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2019 in the City of London

Windows Server 2019
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2019 in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2019 in the City of London

Windows Server 2019
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2019 in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 May 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2019 in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2019 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 2019.

1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
2 10 (76.92%) PowerShell
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
4 8 (61.54%) SCCM
4 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
5 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
5 7 (53.85%) Azure
6 6 (46.15%) Finance
6 6 (46.15%) Cisco
6 6 (46.15%) ITIL
6 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 5 (38.46%) High Availability
7 5 (38.46%) VMware
7 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (30.77%) Migration
8 4 (30.77%) Citrix
8 4 (30.77%) DNS
8 4 (30.77%) Microsoft 365
9 3 (23.08%) vSphere
9 3 (23.08%) VSAN
9 3 (23.08%) vCenter Server
9 3 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (23.08%) Octopus Deploy
9 3 (23.08%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
9 3 (23.08%) PowerCLI
9 3 (23.08%) Architecture Roadmap

Windows Server 2019
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:

Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (53.85%) Azure
2 4 (30.77%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (23.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (7.69%) AWS
4 1 (7.69%) IaaS
4 1 (7.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
2 3 (23.08%) VSAN
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) DHCP
4 1 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (7.69%) SD-WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (23.08%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 6 (46.15%) Finance
2 3 (23.08%) Financial Institution
2 3 (23.08%) Law
2 3 (23.08%) Social Skills
3 2 (15.38%) Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Investment Banking
3 2 (15.38%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (23.08%) Administrator
1 3 (23.08%) Architect
1 3 (23.08%) Infrastructure Architect
1 3 (23.08%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (15.38%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) SCCM Engineer
2 2 (15.38%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Citrix Server Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft 365 Manager
3 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Hybrid Cloud
1 3 (23.08%) Replication
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 1 (7.69%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 10 (76.92%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (69.23%) Windows Server
4 3 (23.08%) Windows 10
5 2 (15.38%) Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (46.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 6 (46.15%) ITIL
2 5 (38.46%) High Availability
3 4 (30.77%) Migration
4 3 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (23.08%) Architecture Roadmap
4 3 (23.08%) ITSM
4 3 (23.08%) PRINCE
4 3 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (23.08%) Project Delivery
4 3 (23.08%) Project Management
4 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
4 3 (23.08%) Service Management
4 3 (23.08%) Workflow
5 2 (15.38%) Data Security
5 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (15.38%) E-Discovery
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (15.38%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 10 (76.92%) PowerShell
2 2 (15.38%) Python
3 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (23.08%) CCNA
1 3 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (23.08%) CISSP
1 3 (23.08%) MCSE
1 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (23.08%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (15.38%) GDPR
1 2 (15.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (23.08%) Hyper-V
3 3 (23.08%) vSphere
3 3 (23.08%) XenApp
3 3 (23.08%) XenDesktop
4 2 (15.38%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (7.69%) Terminal Services
5 1 (7.69%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 8 (61.54%) SCCM
2 3 (23.08%) PowerCLI
2 3 (23.08%) SCOM
2 3 (23.08%) Terraform
2 3 (23.08%) vCenter Server
3 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 7 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) Cisco
3 5 (38.46%) VMware
4 4 (30.77%) Citrix
5 3 (23.08%) HP
5 3 (23.08%) SolarWinds
6 2 (15.38%) Dell
6 2 (15.38%) IBM
6 2 (15.38%) Red Hat
7 1 (7.69%) CyberArk
7 1 (7.69%) Infoblox
7 1 (7.69%) Polycom