Period
to 21 November 2019

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 21 November 2019 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
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 87 87 91
Rank change year-on-year 0 +4 +3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 162 213 207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.77% 3.01% 2.89%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.90% 14.50% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 168 163
City of London median daily rate £425 £444 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.33% +7.05% -0.30%
10th Percentile £200 £251 £181
90th Percentile £575 £588 £648
Central London median daily rate £413 £441 £398
% change year-on-year -6.46% +10.94% -0.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 3
City of London median hourly rate £19.75 £23.13 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.61% -15.89% +2.80%
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.95 £27.50
% change year-on-year -4.51% -23.84% +32.53%

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 1,087 1,469 1,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.61% 20.75% 20.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 842 1,121 1,136
City of London median daily rate £475 £475 £478
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -0.52% +3.24%
10th Percentile £166 £155 £225
90th Percentile £638 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £450 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 74 48
City of London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.70 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.60% +18.73% -17.11%
10th Percentile £12.04 £13.30 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.35 £24.21 £26.28
Central London median hourly rate £19.50 £18.70 £17.00
% change year-on-year +4.28% +10.00% -2.86%

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 21 November 2019.

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

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 21 November 2019. 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
Moorgate +2 6 £425 +6.25%
London Bridge +6 2 £398 -30.87%
Windows Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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.

1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (56.79%) Active Directory
3 72 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 68 (41.98%) VMware
5 62 (38.27%) Office 365
6 56 (34.57%) Finance
7 45 (27.78%) Azure
8 43 (26.54%) PowerShell
9 39 (24.07%) Windows 10
10 38 (23.46%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (20.99%) SCCM
11 34 (20.99%) VMware Infrastructure
11 34 (20.99%) Windows Server 2012
11 34 (20.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 34 (20.99%) Citrix
12 31 (19.14%) DNS
13 30 (18.52%) ITIL
13 30 (18.52%) Firewall
14 29 (17.90%) Linux
15 26 (16.05%) DHCP
16 25 (15.43%) XenApp
17 22 (13.58%) Migration
18 21 (12.96%) MS Exchange
18 21 (12.96%) SAN
19 20 (12.35%) SQL Server
19 20 (12.35%) Windows 7
20 18 (11.11%) XenDesktop
20 18 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
20 18 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
20 18 (11.11%) Cisco

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 21 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.79%) Skype for Business
3 8 (4.94%) SharePoint
4 4 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (2.47%) IIS
5 3 (1.85%) Confluence
6 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.23%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.62%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 18 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.85%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (1.23%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.62%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 62 (38.27%) Office 365
2 45 (27.78%) Azure
3 11 (6.79%) AWS
4 10 (6.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (3.09%) PaaS
6 4 (2.47%) IaaS
6 4 (2.47%) Mimecast
7 3 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.85%) Amazon S3
7 3 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
7 3 (1.85%) Power Platform
7 3 (1.85%) PowerApps
7 3 (1.85%) SaaS
7 3 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 2 (1.23%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (1.23%) G Suite
8 2 (1.23%) OneDrive
8 2 (1.23%) Serverless
9 1 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.62%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 31 (19.14%) DNS
2 30 (18.52%) Firewall
3 26 (16.05%) DHCP
4 21 (12.96%) SAN
5 12 (7.41%) LAN
5 12 (7.41%) Skype
6 11 (6.79%) TCP/IP
6 11 (6.79%) WAN
7 7 (4.32%) Unified Communications
7 7 (4.32%) VLAN
8 5 (3.09%) NetScaler
8 5 (3.09%) VPN
8 5 (3.09%) Wireless
9 4 (2.47%) Intrusion Detection
9 4 (2.47%) Kerberos
9 4 (2.47%) NAS
10 3 (1.85%) IP Telephony
10 3 (1.85%) VoIP
10 3 (1.85%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (1.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (12.35%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (2.47%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (2.47%) MySQL
4 3 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (1.85%) Power BI
5 2 (1.23%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.62%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server 2017
6 1 (0.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (1.85%) JIRA
2 2 (1.23%) Hudson
2 2 (1.23%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.23%) ProC
3 1 (0.62%) Burp Suite
3 1 (0.62%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.62%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.62%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.62%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (0.62%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.62%) WinDbg
General
1 56 (34.57%) Finance
2 13 (8.02%) Banking
3 5 (3.09%) German Language
3 5 (3.09%) Russian Language
4 3 (1.85%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.85%) Law
4 3 (1.85%) Retail
5 2 (1.23%) Front Office
5 2 (1.23%) Publishing
6 1 (0.62%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.62%) French Language
6 1 (0.62%) Legal
6 1 (0.62%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.62%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (18.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (16.05%) Windows Engineer
3 23 (14.20%) Support Engineer
4 18 (11.11%) Analyst
5 15 (9.26%) Server Engineer
6 10 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (4.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (4.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (4.32%) IT Engineer
8 7 (4.32%) IT Support
8 7 (4.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (4.32%) Windows Server Engineer
9 6 (3.70%) 1st/2nd Line Support
9 6 (3.70%) Desktop Engineer
9 6 (3.70%) Security Engineer
10 5 (3.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 5 (3.09%) Azure Engineer
10 5 (3.09%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (3.09%) Senior Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.70%) Node.js
2 3 (1.85%) .NET
2 3 (1.85%) Web Services
3 2 (1.23%) COM
4 1 (0.62%) ADSI
4 1 (0.62%) LDAP
4 1 (0.62%) Middleware
4 1 (0.62%) SAML
4 1 (0.62%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.09%) Data Centre
2 5 (3.09%) Management Information System
2 5 (3.09%) Video Conferencing
3 4 (2.47%) Public Cloud
4 3 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (1.23%) Clustering
5 2 (1.23%) iPhone
5 2 (1.23%) Mobile Banking
5 2 (1.23%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.62%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.62%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.62%) Handset
6 1 (0.62%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.62%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 162 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (24.07%) Windows 10
3 38 (23.46%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (20.99%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (17.90%) Linux
6 20 (12.35%) Windows 7
7 10 (6.17%) Unix
8 9 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (4.32%) Mac OS X
9 7 (4.32%) Ubuntu
10 6 (3.70%) Debian
10 6 (3.70%) openSUSE
11 3 (1.85%) Android
12 2 (1.23%) CentOS
12 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
12 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.62%) AIX
13 1 (0.62%) Solaris
13 1 (0.62%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.62%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (20.99%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (18.52%) ITIL
3 22 (13.58%) Migration
4 11 (6.79%) Information Security
5 10 (6.17%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (4.94%) Asset Management
6 8 (4.94%) Mobile Device Management
7 7 (4.32%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (4.32%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (4.32%) Service Management
7 7 (4.32%) Vulnerability Management
8 6 (3.70%) OWASP
8 6 (3.70%) Project Management
8 6 (3.70%) SABSA
8 6 (3.70%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 6 (3.70%) Virtual Environments
9 5 (3.09%) Configuration Management
9 5 (3.09%) ITIL V3
9 5 (3.09%) Problem Management
9 5 (3.09%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 43 (26.54%) PowerShell
2 17 (10.49%) SQL
3 10 (6.17%) Java
4 9 (5.56%) Python
5 8 (4.94%) JavaScript
5 8 (4.94%) Ruby
6 2 (1.23%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.23%) Go
6 2 (1.23%) Groovy
6 2 (1.23%) PHP
6 2 (1.23%) Scala
7 1 (0.62%) C
7 1 (0.62%) C#
7 1 (0.62%) C++
7 1 (0.62%) Perl
7 1 (0.62%) VBScript
7 1 (0.62%) XPath
Qualifications
1 18 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (9.88%) MCSE
3 8 (4.94%) Degree
3 8 (4.94%) MCSA
4 5 (3.09%) Security Cleared
5 4 (2.47%) CISSP
6 3 (1.85%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.23%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.23%) CCA
7 2 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.23%) MCP
8 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.62%) CCNP
8 1 (0.62%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.62%) DBS Check
8 1 (0.62%) MCITP
8 1 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.94%) SLA
2 6 (3.70%) COBIT
2 6 (3.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.70%) NIST
3 1 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 92 (56.79%) Active Directory
2 34 (20.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (15.43%) XenApp
4 18 (11.11%) XenDesktop
5 17 (10.49%) VMware ESXi
6 16 (9.88%) Hyper-V
7 14 (8.64%) vSphere
8 5 (3.09%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.47%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (2.47%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.47%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.23%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.62%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.62%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (0.62%) Firmware
11 1 (0.62%) KVM
11 1 (0.62%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.62%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 34 (20.99%) SCCM
2 11 (6.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (4.32%) Ansible
3 7 (4.32%) Single Sign-On
4 6 (3.70%) Backup Exec
4 6 (3.70%) Nessus
5 5 (3.09%) HP Fortify
6 4 (2.47%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.85%) DatAdvantage
7 3 (1.85%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.85%) Perfmon
7 3 (1.85%) SCOM
8 2 (1.23%) FortiGate
8 2 (1.23%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (1.23%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.23%) Terraform
9 1 (0.62%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.62%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
9 1 (0.62%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 72 (44.44%) Microsoft
2 68 (41.98%) VMware
3 34 (20.99%) Citrix
4 18 (11.11%) Cisco
5 11 (6.79%) Symantec
6 10 (6.17%) HP
7 8 (4.94%) Adobe
8 7 (4.32%) 3PAR
8 7 (4.32%) NetApp
8 7 (4.32%) Palo Alto
8 7 (4.32%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (3.09%) Qualys
9 5 (3.09%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.47%) Apple
10 4 (2.47%) Brocade
10 4 (2.47%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.47%) Dell
10 4 (2.47%) Dell Compellent
10 4 (2.47%) EMC
11 3 (1.85%) CyberArk