Period
to 25 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of 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 25 October 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 64 87 90
Rank change year-on-year +23 +3 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 53 163 200
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.95% 2.74% 2.84%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.26% 14.59% 13.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 133 164
Median daily rate £463 £441 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.88% -2.00% +9.09%
10th Percentile £271 £201 £227
90th Percentile £536 £591 £588
Central London median daily rate £456 £425 £450
% change year-on-year +7.35% -5.56% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £19.75 -
Central London median hourly rate - £19.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year - -1.25% +3.90%

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 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 307 1,117 1,452
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.11% 18.80% 20.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 224 867 1,110
Median daily rate £475 £475 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.81% +1.84%
10th Percentile £210 £192 £158
90th Percentile £638 £650 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 34 72
Median hourly rate £22.75 £20.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.98% +9.63% +10.00%
10th Percentile £20.75 £12.04 £13.00
90th Percentile £33.68 £49.32 £23.98
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +9.76% +9.63% +6.86%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in the City of London

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Daily rate trend for Windows Server in the City of London

Windows Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in the City of London over the 6 months to 25 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server in the City of London

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in the City of London.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 October 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 City of London region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 28 (52.83%) VMware
3 25 (47.17%) Active Directory
4 24 (45.28%) Microsoft
5 21 (39.62%) Finance
6 19 (35.85%) SQL Server
6 19 (35.85%) Azure
7 18 (33.96%) VMware Infrastructure
8 17 (32.08%) Office 365
9 16 (30.19%) PowerShell
9 16 (30.19%) SQL
10 14 (26.42%) Oracle
10 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2012
11 13 (24.53%) Citrix
12 12 (22.64%) IaaS
12 12 (22.64%) PaaS
12 12 (22.64%) Windows 10
13 11 (20.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2016
13 11 (20.75%) Banking
13 11 (20.75%) Migration
13 11 (20.75%) Unix
14 10 (18.87%) SaaS
14 10 (18.87%) High Availability
15 9 (16.98%) Windows 7
15 9 (16.98%) AWS
15 9 (16.98%) Cisco
16 8 (15.09%) HP
16 8 (15.09%) EMC
16 8 (15.09%) Linux

Windows Server
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 6 (11.32%) SharePoint
2 5 (9.43%) IIS
3 2 (3.77%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.89%) Apache
4 1 (1.89%) Confluence
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.89%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.89%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.89%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.89%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 19 (35.85%) Azure
2 17 (32.08%) Office 365
3 12 (22.64%) IaaS
3 12 (22.64%) PaaS
4 10 (18.87%) SaaS
5 9 (16.98%) AWS
6 5 (9.43%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (9.43%) GCP
7 4 (7.55%) GitHub
8 3 (5.66%) Azure Active Directory
9 2 (3.77%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) DNS
1 7 (13.21%) SAN
1 7 (13.21%) TCP/IP
2 6 (11.32%) Firewall
2 6 (11.32%) Kerberos
2 6 (11.32%) LAN
2 6 (11.32%) VPN
2 6 (11.32%) WAN
3 5 (9.43%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (7.55%) DHCP
5 3 (5.66%) Skype
5 3 (5.66%) SSL
6 2 (3.77%) NAS
6 2 (3.77%) SMTP
6 2 (3.77%) Wi-Fi
6 2 (3.77%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.89%) HTTP
7 1 (1.89%) VLAN
7 1 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (35.85%) SQL Server
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (13.21%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 5 (9.43%) MongoDB
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (7.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (3.77%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (3.77%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (1.89%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.89%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.89%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.89%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (7.55%) Subversion
2 3 (5.66%) Hudson
3 1 (1.89%) JIRA
3 1 (1.89%) Serena SBM
3 1 (1.89%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (39.62%) Finance
2 11 (20.75%) Banking
3 8 (15.09%) Investment Banking
4 4 (7.55%) Retail
5 1 (1.89%) Advertising
5 1 (1.89%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.89%) International Banking
5 1 (1.89%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 12 (22.64%) Analyst
2 6 (11.32%) DBA
2 6 (11.32%) Support Analyst
3 5 (9.43%) Administrator
3 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (9.43%) Oracle DBA
3 5 (9.43%) SQL DBA
3 5 (9.43%) Sybase DBA
4 4 (7.55%) Consultant
4 4 (7.55%) Service Analyst
4 4 (7.55%) Support Engineer
4 4 (7.55%) Support Specialist
5 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (5.66%) Azure Engineer
5 3 (5.66%) Desktop Support
5 3 (5.66%) Information Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Information Security Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Security Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Service Desk Analyst
5 3 (5.66%) Virtualisation Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.43%) LDAP
2 3 (5.66%) JDBC
2 3 (5.66%) ODBC
3 2 (3.77%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.32%) Clustering
2 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.43%) Replication
3 4 (7.55%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.66%) Cyber Kill Chain
4 3 (5.66%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (5.66%) Public Cloud
5 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.77%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.77%) Private Cloud
5 2 (3.77%) Robotics
6 1 (1.89%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.89%) BYOD
6 1 (1.89%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.89%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.89%) iSeries
6 1 (1.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 53 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (26.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (22.64%) Windows 10
4 11 (20.75%) Unix
4 11 (20.75%) Windows Server 2016
5 9 (16.98%) Windows 7
6 8 (15.09%) Linux
7 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (13.21%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.66%) Solaris
8 3 (5.66%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.77%) Android
9 2 (3.77%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.89%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (20.75%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 11 (20.75%) Migration
2 10 (18.87%) High Availability
3 7 (13.21%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (13.21%) ITIL
4 6 (11.32%) Cybersecurity
4 6 (11.32%) DevOps
5 5 (9.43%) Content Management
5 5 (9.43%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (9.43%) Security Hardening
5 5 (9.43%) SIEM
6 4 (7.55%) Converged Infrastructure
6 4 (7.55%) Security Management
6 4 (7.55%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (5.66%) Information Security
7 3 (5.66%) ITSM
7 3 (5.66%) Remediation Plan
7 3 (5.66%) Server Management
7 3 (5.66%) Threat Intelligence
7 3 (5.66%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 16 (30.19%) PowerShell
1 16 (30.19%) SQL
2 6 (11.32%) T-SQL
3 5 (9.43%) Korn
3 5 (9.43%) Perl
4 4 (7.55%) VBScript
5 3 (5.66%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.89%) Java
6 1 (1.89%) Python
Qualifications
1 6 (11.32%) SC Cleared
1 6 (11.32%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.55%) MCSE
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (5.66%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.77%) (ISC)2 CCSP
4 2 (3.77%) CCSP
4 2 (3.77%) CISM
4 2 (3.77%) CISSP
4 2 (3.77%) CREST Certified
4 2 (3.77%) GCFA
4 2 (3.77%) GCIA
4 2 (3.77%) GCIH
5 1 (1.89%) CCNA
5 1 (1.89%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.89%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.66%) NIST
2 2 (3.77%) COBIT
2 2 (3.77%) GDPR
2 2 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.89%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.89%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.89%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.89%) NCSC
3 1 (1.89%) QA
3 1 (1.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (47.17%) Active Directory
2 18 (33.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (13.21%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (9.43%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (5.66%) Docker
6 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.89%) UAG
7 1 (1.89%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.89%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) SCCM
2 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (7.55%) SCOM
3 3 (5.66%) Ansible
3 3 (5.66%) Kubernetes
3 3 (5.66%) Nagios
3 3 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (5.66%) Puppet
3 3 (5.66%) RSA Archer
3 3 (5.66%) Terraform
3 3 (5.66%) WSUS
4 2 (3.77%) CSIRT
4 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.77%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.89%) Icinga
5 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.89%) Netcool
5 1 (1.89%) QRadar
5 1 (1.89%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.89%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 28 (52.83%) VMware
2 24 (45.28%) Microsoft
3 14 (26.42%) Oracle
4 13 (24.53%) Citrix
5 9 (16.98%) Cisco
6 8 (15.09%) EMC
6 8 (15.09%) HP
7 7 (13.21%) Red Hat
8 6 (11.32%) SolarWinds
9 5 (9.43%) Sybase
10 4 (7.55%) Dell
10 4 (7.55%) Symantec
11 3 (5.66%) Ivanti
11 3 (5.66%) Palo Alto
11 3 (5.66%) SaltStack
12 2 (3.77%) Apple
12 2 (3.77%) IBM
12 2 (3.77%) NetApp
12 2 (3.77%) ServiceNow
12 2 (3.77%) Splunk