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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 2 July 2022 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
2 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 124 111 68
Rank change year-on-year -13 -43 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 74 57 75
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.71% 1.78% 2.75%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.01% 15.36% 15.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 41 57
10th Percentile £235 £340 £242
25th Percentile £411 £370 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £533 £443 £425
Median % change year-on-year +20.34% +4.12% -8.11%
75th Percentile £588 £508 £493
90th Percentile £659 £580 £526
Central London median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -6.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
10th Percentile £27.60 - -
25th Percentile £44.25 - -
Median hourly rate £76.00 - -
75th Percentile £111.25 - -
90th Percentile £130.00 - -
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 -

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 569 371 473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.12% 11.61% 17.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 286 349
10th Percentile £187 £232 £185
25th Percentile £320 £406 £320
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £509 £500 £450
Median % change year-on-year +1.75% +11.11% -5.76%
75th Percentile £625 £638 £550
90th Percentile £716 £700 £640
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
10th Percentile £13.88 £13.73 £14.23
25th Percentile £14.81 £13.88 £16.54
Median hourly rate £17.00 £14.25 £18.70
Median % change year-on-year +19.30% -23.80% -10.95%
75th Percentile £38.88 £19.00 £24.79
90th Percentile £87.00 £21.40 £32.45
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.19 £18.85
% change year-on-year +23.57% -14.14% -10.24%

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 2 July 2022.

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

Windows Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server in the City of London over the 6 months to 2 July 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in the City of London

For the 6 months to 2 July 2022, 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 71 (95.95%) Windows
2 45 (60.81%) Active Directory
3 37 (50.00%) Azure
4 36 (48.65%) Microsoft
5 30 (40.54%) VMware
6 25 (33.78%) Microsoft 365
7 22 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 21 (28.38%) PowerShell
9 19 (25.68%) SCCM
9 19 (25.68%) Linux
10 18 (24.32%) Migration
11 17 (22.97%) DNS
11 17 (22.97%) AWS
12 15 (20.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2016
13 14 (18.92%) ITIL
13 14 (18.92%) Agile
14 13 (17.57%) SharePoint
15 12 (16.22%) Citrix
15 12 (16.22%) vSphere
15 12 (16.22%) SaaS
15 12 (16.22%) Data Centre
16 11 (14.86%) Windows 10
16 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2012
16 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2019
16 11 (14.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 11 (14.86%) JIRA
16 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
17 10 (13.51%) Finance
17 10 (13.51%) DHCP

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 13 (17.57%) SharePoint
2 4 (5.41%) Confluence
2 4 (5.41%) IIS
3 3 (4.05%) MS Exchange
3 3 (4.05%) Tomcat
4 2 (2.70%) Oracle Workflow
5 1 (1.35%) Apache
5 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (6.76%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (2.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.70%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (1.35%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 37 (50.00%) Azure
2 25 (33.78%) Microsoft 365
3 17 (22.97%) AWS
4 12 (16.22%) SaaS
5 9 (12.16%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (9.46%) IaaS
7 6 (8.11%) Azure Key Vault
7 6 (8.11%) Dynamics 365
8 5 (6.76%) OneDrive
9 4 (5.41%) PaaS
10 3 (4.05%) AWS Direct Connect
10 3 (4.05%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 3 (4.05%) Nutanix
10 3 (4.05%) Power Platform
10 3 (4.05%) PowerApps
11 2 (2.70%) CloudFront
11 2 (2.70%) GitHub
11 2 (2.70%) SuccessFactors
12 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (1.35%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.97%) DNS
2 10 (13.51%) DHCP
3 9 (12.16%) TCP/IP
4 8 (10.81%) Firewall
5 6 (8.11%) VoIP
6 4 (5.41%) SAN
6 4 (5.41%) Wireless
7 3 (4.05%) NAS
7 3 (4.05%) NetScaler
7 3 (4.05%) Network Security
7 3 (4.05%) VPN
7 3 (4.05%) WAN
7 3 (4.05%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.70%) FTP
8 2 (2.70%) Internet
8 2 (2.70%) IPv4
8 2 (2.70%) Kerberos
8 2 (2.70%) LAN
8 2 (2.70%) SSL
8 2 (2.70%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.05%) Oracle Database
2 3 (4.05%) Power BI
2 3 (4.05%) PowerCenter
3 2 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 10g
3 2 (2.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (2.70%) SAP BW
3 2 (2.70%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.35%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.35%) DataStage
4 1 (1.35%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 11 (14.86%) JIRA
2 7 (9.46%) Git (software)
3 6 (8.11%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.05%) Eclipse
5 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.35%) GitLab
6 1 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.35%) Subversion
General
1 10 (13.51%) Finance
2 9 (12.16%) Banking
2 9 (12.16%) Social Skills
3 4 (5.41%) Legal
4 3 (4.05%) Influencing Skills
5 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 2 (2.70%) Front Office
6 1 (1.35%) International Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.35%) Law
6 1 (1.35%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (1.35%) Public Sector
6 1 (1.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (20.27%) Architect
2 11 (14.86%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (12.16%) Analyst
3 9 (12.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) IT Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) IT Support
5 5 (6.76%) Azure Architect
5 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 5 (6.76%) IT Support Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Support Engineer
5 5 (6.76%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Administrator
6 3 (4.05%) Desktop Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Microsoft 365 Manager
6 3 (4.05%) Operations Manager
6 3 (4.05%) Senior Wintel Engineer
6 3 (4.05%) Support Analyst
6 3 (4.05%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.11%) .NET
2 2 (2.70%) LDAP
2 2 (2.70%) YAML
3 1 (1.35%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.22%) Data Centre
2 5 (6.76%) CMDB
3 4 (5.41%) Replication
4 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Storage
4 3 (4.05%) PKI
5 2 (2.70%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.70%) Clustering
5 2 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.70%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.70%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.70%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.35%) Data Fabric
6 1 (1.35%) Derivative
6 1 (1.35%) Legacy Systems
6 1 (1.35%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.35%) SWIFT
6 1 (1.35%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 71 (95.95%) Windows
2 19 (25.68%) Linux
3 14 (18.92%) Windows Server 2016
4 11 (14.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 11 (14.86%) Windows 10
4 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (14.86%) Windows Server 2019
5 5 (6.76%) Android
5 5 (6.76%) Apple iOS
5 5 (6.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (4.05%) SUSE
7 2 (2.70%) AIX
7 2 (2.70%) Data ONTAP
7 2 (2.70%) Mac OS
7 2 (2.70%) Unix
7 2 (2.70%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.35%) Debian
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle Linux
8 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (24.32%) Migration
2 15 (20.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (18.92%) Agile
3 14 (18.92%) ITIL
4 8 (10.81%) DevOps
4 8 (10.81%) Scrum
4 8 (10.81%) Service Management
5 7 (9.46%) Service Delivery
6 6 (8.11%) Architecture Roadmap
6 6 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (8.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.11%) ITSM
6 6 (8.11%) Project Delivery
7 5 (6.76%) Build Automation
7 5 (6.76%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (6.76%) Immutable Infrastructure
7 5 (6.76%) Release Management
7 5 (6.76%) Secrets Management
7 5 (6.76%) Technology Roadmap
7 5 (6.76%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 21 (28.38%) PowerShell
2 9 (12.16%) SQL
3 8 (10.81%) Python
4 7 (9.46%) Bash
5 5 (6.76%) Groovy
6 2 (2.70%) C++
6 2 (2.70%) Java
6 2 (2.70%) Perl
7 1 (1.35%) C
7 1 (1.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (6.76%) Security Cleared
1 5 (6.76%) TOGAF Certification
2 3 (4.05%) Degree
2 3 (4.05%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.35%) MCITP
4 1 (1.35%) MCP
4 1 (1.35%) MCSE
4 1 (1.35%) MCTS
4 1 (1.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.41%) Cyber Essentials
2 4 (5.41%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 4 (5.41%) GDPR
2 4 (5.41%) ISO 22301
3 2 (2.70%) SLA
4 1 (1.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 45 (60.81%) Active Directory
2 22 (29.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (16.22%) vSphere
4 8 (10.81%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (9.46%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (5.41%) Hyper-V
6 4 (5.41%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (4.05%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.70%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.35%) Docker
9 1 (1.35%) NFS
9 1 (1.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 19 (25.68%) SCCM
2 9 (12.16%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (10.81%) Ansible
4 7 (9.46%) Terraform
5 6 (8.11%) Packer
5 6 (8.11%) vCenter Server
6 5 (6.76%) Consul
7 4 (5.41%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 4 (5.41%) NetBackup
7 4 (5.41%) SCOM
7 4 (5.41%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (4.05%) vRealize
9 2 (2.70%) Dollar Universe
9 2 (2.70%) Jamf Pro
9 2 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
9 2 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 2 (2.70%) WSUS
10 1 (1.35%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (1.35%) Nessus
Vendors
1 36 (48.65%) Microsoft
2 30 (40.54%) VMware
3 12 (16.22%) Citrix
4 7 (9.46%) Oracle
4 7 (9.46%) ServiceNow
5 6 (8.11%) NetApp
5 6 (8.11%) Veeam
6 5 (6.76%) Cisco
7 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.05%) Dell
8 3 (4.05%) EMC
8 3 (4.05%) IBM
8 3 (4.05%) Informatica
9 2 (2.70%) Atlassian
9 2 (2.70%) Bloomberg
9 2 (2.70%) Kofax
9 2 (2.70%) McAfee
9 2 (2.70%) Reuters
9 2 (2.70%) SAP
9 2 (2.70%) Symantec