Period
to 16 October 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 October 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 103 63 88
Rank change year-on-year -40 +25 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 72 56 166
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.88% 3.16% 2.78%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.93% 18.48% 14.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 49 133
10th Percentile £248 £263 £167
25th Percentile £400 £356 £338
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £480 £450 £450
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% - +0.56%
75th Percentile £572 £506 £513
90th Percentile £591 £538 £591
Central London median daily rate £480 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +6.67% +5.88% -5.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £19.75
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 - £19.75

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 452 303 1,122
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.82% 17.10% 18.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 365 242 887
10th Percentile £189 £200 £168
25th Percentile £381 £356 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £513 £474 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.18% -0.26% -2.56%
75th Percentile £602 £561 £575
90th Percentile £700 £649 £650
Central London median daily rate £513 £473 £468
% change year-on-year +8.47% +1.07% -1.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 3 34
10th Percentile £13.44 £20.50 £12.04
25th Percentile £13.81 £21.25 £14.06
Median hourly rate £14.25 £22.50 £20.50
Median % change year-on-year -36.67% +9.76% +9.63%
75th Percentile £15.72 £30.38 £21.44
90th Percentile £20.20 £35.10 £44.80
Central London median hourly rate £14.25 £20.00 £20.67
% change year-on-year -28.75% -3.22% +10.51%

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 October 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

Windows Server
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 within the City of London region over the 6 months to 16 October 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 £220 -
Windows Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 October 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 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (61.11%) Active Directory
3 42 (58.33%) Azure
4 37 (51.39%) Microsoft
5 35 (48.61%) Microsoft 365
6 31 (43.06%) VMware
7 23 (31.94%) Finance
7 23 (31.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 21 (29.17%) PowerShell
9 20 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
10 18 (25.00%) Citrix
10 18 (25.00%) ITIL
11 17 (23.61%) SQL Server
12 16 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
13 15 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
14 14 (19.44%) Migration
15 13 (18.06%) Cisco
15 13 (18.06%) SCCM
15 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2012
16 12 (16.67%) DevOps
16 12 (16.67%) Project Delivery
16 12 (16.67%) Banking
16 12 (16.67%) SharePoint
16 12 (16.67%) SAN
17 11 (15.28%) SQL
17 11 (15.28%) IaaS
18 10 (13.89%) VMware ESXi
18 10 (13.89%) Windows 10
18 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2016
19 9 (12.50%) vSphere

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 12 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 9 (12.50%) MS Exchange
3 8 (11.11%) IIS
4 3 (4.17%) Confluence
5 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.78%) IBM Domino
5 2 (2.78%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.39%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (12.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 42 (58.33%) Azure
2 35 (48.61%) Microsoft 365
3 16 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (15.28%) IaaS
5 8 (11.11%) Power Platform
6 5 (6.94%) AWS
6 5 (6.94%) PowerApps
7 4 (5.56%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 3 (4.17%) Azure Storage
8 3 (4.17%) GitHub
8 3 (4.17%) OneDrive
8 3 (4.17%) PaaS
9 2 (2.78%) Mimecast
9 2 (2.78%) SaaS
10 1 (1.39%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (1.39%) GCP
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.67%) SAN
2 9 (12.50%) DNS
3 8 (11.11%) TCP/IP
4 7 (9.72%) DHCP
5 6 (8.33%) Firewall
5 6 (8.33%) NetScaler
5 6 (8.33%) VPN
6 4 (5.56%) Kerberos
7 3 (4.17%) Cisco IOS
7 3 (4.17%) NAS
7 3 (4.17%) Skype
8 2 (2.78%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.78%) Internet
8 2 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (2.78%) SMTP
9 1 (1.39%) HTTP
9 1 (1.39%) IPv4
9 1 (1.39%) LAN
9 1 (1.39%) WAN
9 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (23.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (11.11%) Power BI
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 3 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2019
6 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) Git (software)
1 5 (6.94%) Subversion
2 3 (4.17%) JIRA
3 2 (2.78%) TeamCity
4 1 (1.39%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.39%) Serena SBM
General
1 23 (31.94%) Finance
2 12 (16.67%) Banking
3 6 (8.33%) Social Skills
4 4 (5.56%) Financial Institution
4 4 (5.56%) Law
4 4 (5.56%) Legal
5 3 (4.17%) International Banking
6 2 (2.78%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (2.78%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.39%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.39%) Back Office
7 1 (1.39%) Front Office
7 1 (1.39%) Influencing Skills
7 1 (1.39%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.39%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (1.39%) Retail
7 1 (1.39%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 17 (23.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (18.06%) Analyst
3 11 (15.28%) Azure Engineer
4 9 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) VMware Engineer
6 7 (9.72%) Server Engineer
7 6 (8.33%) Architect
7 6 (8.33%) IT Support
7 6 (8.33%) Support Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Developer
8 5 (6.94%) IT Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Support Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Systems Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) Systems Support Analyst
8 5 (6.94%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.94%) Windows Server Engineer
9 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (5.56%) SQL Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (5.56%) LDAP
3 2 (2.78%) JSON
3 2 (2.78%) REST
3 2 (2.78%) Web Services
4 1 (1.39%) CSS
4 1 (1.39%) HTML
4 1 (1.39%) React
Miscellaneous
1 5 (6.94%) Data Centre
1 5 (6.94%) Management Information System
2 4 (5.56%) Clustering
3 2 (2.78%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.78%) EMC VNX
3 2 (2.78%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.39%) BYOD
4 1 (1.39%) Cloud Native
4 1 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.39%) Reinsurance
4 1 (1.39%) Replication
4 1 (1.39%) Symmetrix
4 1 (1.39%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.39%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (18.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (13.89%) Windows 10
3 10 (13.89%) Windows Server 2016
4 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2019
5 6 (8.33%) Linux
5 6 (8.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (5.56%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.17%) Android
8 1 (1.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.39%) Solaris
8 1 (1.39%) Unix
8 1 (1.39%) VMS
8 1 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.39%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (25.00%) ITIL
3 15 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (19.44%) Migration
5 12 (16.67%) DevOps
5 12 (16.67%) Project Delivery
6 9 (12.50%) PRINCE2
7 8 (11.11%) Service Management
8 6 (8.33%) Analytics
8 6 (8.33%) Scrum
8 6 (8.33%) Service Delivery
9 5 (6.94%) Business Intelligence
9 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (5.56%) Data Security
10 4 (5.56%) Security Hardening
11 3 (4.17%) Cybersecurity
11 3 (4.17%) Data Analytics
11 3 (4.17%) High Availability
11 3 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (4.17%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.17%) PowerShell
2 11 (15.28%) SQL
3 8 (11.11%) Python
4 6 (8.33%) C#
5 4 (5.56%) VB.NET
6 3 (4.17%) R
6 3 (4.17%) VB
7 2 (2.78%) C
8 1 (1.39%) C++
8 1 (1.39%) Java
8 1 (1.39%) Shell Script
8 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.39%) VBA
8 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (5.56%) MCSE
1 4 (5.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (4.17%) CCNA
2 3 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.39%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.39%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.39%) Degree
4 1 (1.39%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.39%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.39%) PMP
4 1 (1.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.17%) GDPR
2 2 (2.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.39%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (1.39%) IFRS
3 1 (1.39%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.39%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (1.39%) SLA
System Software
1 44 (61.11%) Active Directory
2 20 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.89%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (12.50%) vSphere
5 6 (8.33%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (4.17%) XenApp
7 3 (4.17%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.78%) Docker
8 2 (2.78%) Hyper-V
8 2 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.78%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.39%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.39%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 13 (18.06%) SCCM
2 7 (9.72%) Ansible
3 6 (8.33%) vCenter Server
4 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Intune
5 4 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 4 (5.56%) Terraform
6 3 (4.17%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (4.17%) NetBackup
6 3 (4.17%) PowerCLI
6 3 (4.17%) SCOM
7 2 (2.78%) Control-M
7 2 (2.78%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (2.78%) Kubernetes
7 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (2.78%) Netcool
7 2 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.78%) QRadar
7 2 (2.78%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 37 (51.39%) Microsoft
2 31 (43.06%) VMware
3 18 (25.00%) Citrix
4 13 (18.06%) Cisco
5 8 (11.11%) EMC
6 6 (8.33%) Nimble Storage
7 5 (6.94%) Symantec
8 4 (5.56%) Dell
8 4 (5.56%) HP
8 4 (5.56%) Oracle
9 3 (4.17%) 3PAR
9 3 (4.17%) ServiceNow
9 3 (4.17%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.17%) Splunk
10 2 (2.78%) CyberArk
10 2 (2.78%) Infoblox
10 2 (2.78%) Meraki
10 2 (2.78%) SaltStack
10 2 (2.78%) Trend Micro
10 2 (2.78%) Zscaler