Period
to 18 June 2018

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 18 June 2018 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
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 89 87 64
Rank change year-on-year -2 -23 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 190 172 223
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.76% 2.77% 3.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.49% 12.92% 15.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 143 169
City of London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +10.34%
10th Percentile £144 £154 £244
90th Percentile £581 £585 £538
Central London median daily rate £415 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +3.75% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
City of London median hourly rate £16.00 £11.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.45% -37.14% -19.54%
10th Percentile £12.80 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £19.20 £11.50 £19.50
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £11.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year +81.82% -37.14% -18.60%

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 1,408 1,331 1,401
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.44% 21.43% 21.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,107 1,062 1,126
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £474
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +0.26% +11.47%
10th Percentile £219 £281 £263
90th Percentile £650 £649 £628
Central London median daily rate £500 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +7.53% +3.33% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 28 42
City of London median hourly rate £19.13 £16.96 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.78% -10.75% +0.80%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.84 £11.25
90th Percentile £23.78 £59.63 £30.00
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% -7.89% +1.60%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in the City of London

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the City of London over the 6 months to 18 June 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in the City of London

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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.

1 188 (98.95%) Windows
2 103 (54.21%) Active Directory
3 82 (43.16%) Microsoft
4 65 (34.21%) VMware
5 56 (29.47%) Finance
5 56 (29.47%) PowerShell
6 55 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
7 49 (25.79%) Microsoft Azure
8 45 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 43 (22.63%) DevOps
10 40 (21.05%) Linux
10 40 (21.05%) DNS
11 38 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 36 (18.95%) Citrix
13 33 (17.37%) DHCP
13 33 (17.37%) ITIL
14 30 (15.79%) .NET
14 30 (15.79%) Office 365
15 28 (14.74%) Cisco
15 28 (14.74%) Firewall
16 27 (14.21%) SQL
17 25 (13.16%) SQL Server
17 25 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
17 25 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
17 25 (13.16%) SCCM
18 23 (12.11%) XenApp
19 21 (11.05%) SAN
19 21 (11.05%) C#
19 21 (11.05%) JSON
20 20 (10.53%) VMware ESXi

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 19 (10.00%) IIS
2 16 (8.42%) MS Exchange
3 14 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.21%) Skype for Business
5 6 (3.16%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (2.11%) MQSeries
7 3 (1.58%) Apache
7 3 (1.58%) Moodle
8 2 (1.05%) CMS
8 2 (1.05%) Confluence
8 2 (1.05%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.53%) Apache Spark
9 1 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.53%) nginx
9 1 (0.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.53%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.53%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 25 (13.16%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.58%) Kondor
2 1 (0.53%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 49 (25.79%) Microsoft Azure
2 30 (15.79%) Office 365
3 16 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.68%) IaaS
5 6 (3.16%) Mimecast
6 5 (2.63%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.63%) PaaS
7 4 (2.11%) AWS CloudFormation
8 3 (1.58%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.05%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.05%) Datadog
9 2 (1.05%) G Suite
9 2 (1.05%) Route 53
9 2 (1.05%) SaaS
9 2 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 40 (21.05%) DNS
2 33 (17.37%) DHCP
3 28 (14.74%) Firewall
4 21 (11.05%) SAN
5 19 (10.00%) TCP/IP
6 13 (6.84%) VPN
7 10 (5.26%) Telnet
8 8 (4.21%) Skype
9 7 (3.68%) WAN
10 6 (3.16%) LAN
10 6 (3.16%) NAS
10 6 (3.16%) SSL
11 4 (2.11%) DKIM
11 4 (2.11%) DMARC
11 4 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (2.11%) Wireshark
12 3 (1.58%) Internet
12 3 (1.58%) SSH
12 3 (1.58%) VoIP
12 3 (1.58%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (13.16%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.63%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (2.63%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (2.11%) OLTP
3 4 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (1.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (1.58%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.05%) Big Data
5 2 (1.05%) Hadoop
5 2 (1.05%) MySQL
5 2 (1.05%) Relational Database
6 1 (0.53%) HBase
6 1 (0.53%) Mahout
6 1 (0.53%) NoSQL
6 1 (0.53%) Power BI
6 1 (0.53%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 18 (9.47%) Team Foundation Server
1 18 (9.47%) Visual Studio Team System
2 17 (8.95%) Visual Studio
3 15 (7.89%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 10 (5.26%) TeamCity
5 7 (3.68%) JIRA
6 6 (3.16%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (2.11%) Fiddler
8 3 (1.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 2 (1.05%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (1.05%) Subversion
9 2 (1.05%) Travis CI
10 1 (0.53%) Chocolatey
10 1 (0.53%) JConsole
10 1 (0.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 1 (0.53%) TortoiseSVN
10 1 (0.53%) Vagrant
10 1 (0.53%) VisualVM
General
1 56 (29.47%) Finance
2 18 (9.47%) Banking
3 9 (4.74%) Legal
4 7 (3.68%) Back Office
5 6 (3.16%) Law
6 5 (2.63%) Front Office
6 5 (2.63%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.05%) International Banking
8 1 (0.53%) French Language
8 1 (0.53%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.53%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 30 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 25 (13.16%) Analyst
3 23 (12.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (11.05%) Azure DevOps
5 20 (10.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 20 (10.53%) Azure Engineer
6 14 (7.37%) Support Engineer
7 13 (6.84%) Desktop Support
8 11 (5.79%) Windows Engineer
9 10 (5.26%) 1st Line Engineer
9 10 (5.26%) Automation Engineer
10 9 (4.74%) Citrix Engineer
10 9 (4.74%) Consultant
10 9 (4.74%) Server Engineer
10 9 (4.74%) Support Analyst
11 8 (4.21%) Architect
12 7 (3.68%) 1st Line Support
12 7 (3.68%) Administrator
12 7 (3.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 6 (3.16%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (15.79%) .NET
2 21 (11.05%) JSON
3 17 (8.95%) REST
4 8 (4.21%) HTML
4 8 (4.21%) XML
5 7 (3.68%) React
6 6 (3.16%) HTML5
7 5 (2.63%) .NET Framework
7 5 (2.63%) Web Services
8 3 (1.58%) Rendezvous
9 2 (1.05%) ASP.NET
9 2 (1.05%) CSS
9 2 (1.05%) Entity Framework
9 2 (1.05%) Middleware
9 2 (1.05%) Node.js
9 2 (1.05%) SOAP
9 2 (1.05%) WCF
9 2 (1.05%) WebSphere MQ
9 2 (1.05%) WPF
9 2 (1.05%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.32%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (3.16%) Self-Motivation
4 5 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.11%) Derivative
6 3 (1.58%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 3 (1.58%) HP Superdome
6 3 (1.58%) Linux Command Line
6 3 (1.58%) Private Cloud
6 3 (1.58%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.58%) Replication
6 3 (1.58%) User Experience
6 3 (1.58%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.58%) VLE
7 2 (1.05%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.05%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.05%) Fixed Income
7 2 (1.05%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.05%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.05%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 188 (98.95%) Windows
2 55 (28.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (21.05%) Linux
5 15 (7.89%) Windows 10
6 12 (6.32%) Unix
7 11 (5.79%) Windows 7
8 9 (4.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (2.11%) Android
10 4 (2.11%) CentOS
11 3 (1.58%) Apple iOS
11 3 (1.58%) Mac OS
11 3 (1.58%) Solaris
12 2 (1.05%) DC/OS
12 2 (1.05%) Debian
12 2 (1.05%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.05%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.05%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.53%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (22.63%) DevOps
2 33 (17.37%) ITIL
3 25 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (9.47%) Migration
5 16 (8.42%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (8.42%) Configuration Management
6 11 (5.79%) Problem-Solving
7 10 (5.26%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (5.26%) Task Automation
8 9 (4.74%) Incident Management
8 9 (4.74%) Service Delivery
9 8 (4.21%) Analytics
9 8 (4.21%) Deployment Automation
9 8 (4.21%) High Availability
9 8 (4.21%) SIEM
10 7 (3.68%) Information Security
10 7 (3.68%) Performance Monitoring
11 6 (3.16%) Cybersecurity
11 6 (3.16%) Patch Management
11 6 (3.16%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 56 (29.47%) PowerShell
2 27 (14.21%) SQL
3 21 (11.05%) C#
4 12 (6.32%) C
5 10 (5.26%) Python
6 8 (4.21%) Bash Shell
6 8 (4.21%) Java
6 8 (4.21%) JavaScript
7 7 (3.68%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.63%) PHP
8 5 (2.63%) T-SQL
9 4 (2.11%) Perl
9 4 (2.11%) VBScript
10 2 (1.05%) XPath
11 1 (0.53%) C++
11 1 (0.53%) Java 8
11 1 (0.53%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (7.89%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (5.79%) MCSE
3 8 (4.21%) Degree
4 7 (3.68%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.68%) Security Cleared
5 5 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
5 5 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 4 (2.11%) CCNA
6 4 (2.11%) CCNP
7 3 (1.58%) CISA
7 3 (1.58%) CISM
7 3 (1.58%) CISSP
7 3 (1.58%) HP ASE
7 3 (1.58%) MCITP
7 3 (1.58%) MCP
7 3 (1.58%) RHCE
7 3 (1.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.05%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.05%) MCSA
9 1 (0.53%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.63%) SLA
2 2 (1.05%) GCP
2 2 (1.05%) GDPR
2 2 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.05%) QA
3 1 (0.53%) COBIT
3 1 (0.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.53%) SEPA
3 1 (0.53%) TARGET2
System Software
1 103 (54.21%) Active Directory
2 38 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (12.11%) XenApp
4 20 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (10.00%) vSphere
6 13 (6.84%) XenDesktop
7 11 (5.79%) Hyper-V
7 11 (5.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (4.74%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (4.21%) Docker
10 4 (2.11%) BitLocker
11 3 (1.58%) Firmware
11 3 (1.58%) VirtualBox
11 3 (1.58%) VMware NSX
12 2 (1.05%) vCloud
13 1 (0.53%) KVM
13 1 (0.53%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.53%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (13.16%) SCCM
2 14 (7.37%) Puppet
3 13 (6.84%) Ansible
3 13 (6.84%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (5.79%) SCOM
5 10 (5.26%) Terraform
6 7 (3.68%) SCOrch
7 6 (3.16%) Tivoli
8 5 (2.63%) Backup Exec
8 5 (2.63%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (2.11%) Nessus
9 4 (2.11%) vRealize
9 4 (2.11%) XenMobile
10 3 (1.58%) Nagios
10 3 (1.58%) OpenView
10 3 (1.58%) Thomson Reuters DACS
10 3 (1.58%) WSUS
11 2 (1.05%) Perfmon
11 2 (1.05%) SnapMirror
11 2 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 82 (43.16%) Microsoft
2 65 (34.21%) VMware
3 36 (18.95%) Citrix
4 28 (14.74%) Cisco
5 15 (7.89%) HP
6 14 (7.37%) EMC
7 13 (6.84%) Ivanti
7 13 (6.84%) McAfee
8 12 (6.32%) Hitachi
9 11 (5.79%) Red Hat
10 9 (4.74%) Dell
11 8 (4.21%) NetApp
11 8 (4.21%) Veeam
12 7 (3.68%) Oracle
12 7 (3.68%) Palo Alto
12 7 (3.68%) Splunk
13 6 (3.16%) Apple
13 6 (3.16%) CheckPoint
13 6 (3.16%) SolarWinds
14 5 (2.63%) Meraki