Period
to 16 May 2021

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 16 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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 93 74 86
Rank change year-on-year -19 +12 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 61 86 187
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.21% 2.59% 2.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.90% 15.25% 15.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 67 142
10th Percentile £315 £220 £240
25th Percentile £348 £328 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £444 £425 £450
Median % change year-on-year +4.53% -5.56% +5.88%
75th Percentile £507 £500 £525
90th Percentile £550 £538 £563
Central London median daily rate £450 £413 £450
% change year-on-year +9.09% -8.33% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £27.50
Central London median hourly rate - - £21.50

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 361 564 1,247
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.08% 16.96% 19.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 434 930
10th Percentile £216 £150 £162
25th Percentile £379 £263 £346
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £498 £450 £475
Median % change year-on-year +10.56% -5.26% -5.00%
75th Percentile £595 £571 £585
90th Percentile £694 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £498 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +10.56% -5.26% -5.00%
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% +11.41%
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
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 16 May 2021.

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 16 May 2021, 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 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (62.30%) Active Directory
3 33 (54.10%) Azure
4 32 (52.46%) Microsoft 365
4 32 (52.46%) Microsoft
5 30 (49.18%) VMware
6 28 (45.90%) Finance
7 23 (37.70%) PowerShell
8 21 (34.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 20 (32.79%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (31.15%) Citrix
11 16 (26.23%) DNS
12 15 (24.59%) MS Exchange
12 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2016
12 15 (24.59%) Social Skills
12 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (22.95%) Azure Active Directory
14 13 (21.31%) ITIL
14 13 (21.31%) SCCM
15 12 (19.67%) DHCP
15 12 (19.67%) Firewall
16 11 (18.03%) Disaster Recovery
16 11 (18.03%) Linux
16 11 (18.03%) Cisco
16 11 (18.03%) vSphere
16 11 (18.03%) Windows 10
17 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
17 10 (16.39%) SharePoint
18 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
18 9 (14.75%) Hyper-V

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 15 (24.59%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.39%) SharePoint
3 6 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (6.56%) Skype for Business
5 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.28%) IBM Domino
5 2 (3.28%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.64%) Confluence
6 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.64%) WebLogic
6 1 (1.64%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Eikon
1 5 (8.20%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 2 (3.28%) Salerio
Cloud Services
1 33 (54.10%) Azure
2 32 (52.46%) Microsoft 365
3 14 (22.95%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (9.84%) IaaS
5 5 (8.20%) AWS
6 4 (6.56%) OneDrive
7 3 (4.92%) GCP
7 3 (4.92%) Mimecast
8 2 (3.28%) PaaS
9 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.64%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.64%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (1.64%) GitHub
9 1 (1.64%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (26.23%) DNS
2 12 (19.67%) DHCP
2 12 (19.67%) Firewall
3 7 (11.48%) SAN
3 7 (11.48%) TCP/IP
3 7 (11.48%) VPN
4 4 (6.56%) Internet
4 4 (6.56%) Skype
4 4 (6.56%) VSAN
5 3 (4.92%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (4.92%) NAS
5 3 (4.92%) Network Security
5 3 (4.92%) VoIP
6 2 (3.28%) Cisco IOS
6 2 (3.28%) IPv4
6 2 (3.28%) Kerberos
6 2 (3.28%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.28%) SMTP
7 1 (1.64%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.64%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (16.39%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.64%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.64%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (3.28%) Bitbucket
3 1 (1.64%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.64%) JIRA
3 1 (1.64%) Subversion
3 1 (1.64%) TeamCity
General
1 28 (45.90%) Finance
2 15 (24.59%) Social Skills
3 8 (13.11%) Banking
4 7 (11.48%) Legal
5 5 (8.20%) Financial Institution
5 5 (8.20%) Law
6 4 (6.56%) Back Office
7 2 (3.28%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (3.28%) International Banking
7 2 (3.28%) Investment Banking
7 2 (3.28%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (3.28%) Retail
7 2 (3.28%) Telecoms
8 1 (1.64%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 12 (19.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (18.03%) Support Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) Administrator
3 8 (13.11%) Azure Engineer
3 8 (13.11%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (11.48%) Analyst
5 6 (9.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (9.84%) Server Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Data Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Market Data Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Market Data Support Engineer
6 5 (8.20%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (6.56%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (4.92%) Citrix Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Security Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Service Analyst
8 3 (4.92%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.20%) FIX Protocol
1 5 (8.20%) Software Packaging
2 2 (3.28%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (3.28%) Kafka
2 2 (3.28%) MSMQ
2 2 (3.28%) Regular Expression
3 1 (1.64%) COM
3 1 (1.64%) LDAP
3 1 (1.64%) Middleware
3 1 (1.64%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.64%) Spring
3 1 (1.64%) Web Services
3 1 (1.64%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.84%) Replication
2 5 (8.20%) Client/Server
2 5 (8.20%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (6.56%) Clustering
3 4 (6.56%) Management Information System
4 3 (4.92%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (3.28%) CESG
5 2 (3.28%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.28%) EMC VNX
5 2 (3.28%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.28%) SWIFT
5 2 (3.28%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.64%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.64%) PKI
6 1 (1.64%) Symmetrix
6 1 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2012
2 15 (24.59%) Windows Server 2016
3 11 (18.03%) Linux
3 11 (18.03%) Windows 10
4 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2019
5 8 (13.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.92%) Android
7 2 (3.28%) Unix
7 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.64%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.64%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (34.43%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (21.31%) ITIL
3 11 (18.03%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (13.11%) Migration
5 7 (11.48%) Service Delivery
6 6 (9.84%) Project Management
6 6 (9.84%) Service Management
7 5 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.20%) High Availability
7 5 (8.20%) SDLC
7 5 (8.20%) Software Distribution
8 4 (6.56%) Architecture Roadmap
8 4 (6.56%) DevOps
8 4 (6.56%) Information Security
8 4 (6.56%) ITSM
8 4 (6.56%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (6.56%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (4.92%) Risk Management
9 3 (4.92%) Security Management
9 3 (4.92%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 23 (37.70%) PowerShell
2 5 (8.20%) Python
3 4 (6.56%) SQL
4 1 (1.64%) Java
4 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.64%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (8.20%) MCSE
3 3 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (4.92%) PRINCE2 Certification
3 3 (4.92%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.92%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.28%) Degree
4 2 (3.28%) MCSA
5 1 (1.64%) CEH
5 1 (1.64%) CISA
5 1 (1.64%) CISM
5 1 (1.64%) CISSP
5 1 (1.64%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (1.64%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.64%) GIAC
5 1 (1.64%) GSEC
5 1 (1.64%) Master's Degree
5 1 (1.64%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (6.56%) GDPR
3 2 (3.28%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (3.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (3.28%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (3.28%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 2 (3.28%) ISO 22301
3 2 (3.28%) QA
3 2 (3.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (3.28%) SLA
4 1 (1.64%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (62.30%) Active Directory
2 20 (32.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (18.03%) vSphere
4 9 (14.75%) Hyper-V
5 8 (13.11%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (8.20%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (8.20%) XenApp
7 3 (4.92%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (4.92%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (4.92%) XenDesktop
8 2 (3.28%) Terminal Services
8 2 (3.28%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (3.28%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.64%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 13 (21.31%) SCCM
2 8 (13.11%) vCenter Server
3 7 (11.48%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (6.56%) SCOM
4 4 (6.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (4.92%) PowerCLI
5 3 (4.92%) Terraform
6 2 (3.28%) Ansible
6 2 (3.28%) Grafana
6 2 (3.28%) Nagios
6 2 (3.28%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.64%) Control-M
7 1 (1.64%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.64%) Icinga
7 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.64%) Netcool
7 1 (1.64%) QRadar
7 1 (1.64%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.64%) vRealize
Vendors
1 32 (52.46%) Microsoft
2 30 (49.18%) VMware
3 19 (31.15%) Citrix
4 11 (18.03%) Cisco
5 7 (11.48%) EMC
5 7 (11.48%) Red Hat
6 6 (9.84%) IBM
7 5 (8.20%) Bloomberg
7 5 (8.20%) Dell
7 5 (8.20%) Refinitiv
7 5 (8.20%) Reuters
7 5 (8.20%) Symantec
8 4 (6.56%) HP
9 3 (4.92%) Altiris
9 3 (4.92%) iManage
9 3 (4.92%) Infoblox
9 3 (4.92%) NetApp
9 3 (4.92%) Oracle
9 3 (4.92%) Splunk
10 2 (3.28%) Trend Micro