Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 91 90
Rank change year-on-year 0 -1 -41
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 193 195 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.76% 2.84% 2.72%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.50% 14.19% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 155 131
City of London median daily rate £450 £413 £402
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.09% +2.74% +7.07%
10th Percentile £208 £176 £214
90th Percentile £588 £633 £588
Central London median daily rate £449 £390 £400
% change year-on-year +15.06% -2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 13
City of London median hourly rate - £19.25 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +24.19% -8.82%
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.25 £15.50
% change year-on-year +3.90% +24.19% -8.82%

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 1,430 1,374 1,434
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.43% 20.01% 21.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,098 1,075 1,145
City of London median daily rate £488 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £158 £219 £279
90th Percentile £638 £670 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £458
% change year-on-year - +3.83% +7.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 46 34
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% -2.56%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.60 £11.25
90th Percentile £24.15 £27.50 £32.25
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.25 £18.45
% change year-on-year +8.41% -6.50% +2.50%

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 19 October 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

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 19 October 2018. 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 -28 20 £575 +95.74%
Moorgate - 1 £325 -
Windows Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 19 October 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.

1 187 (96.89%) Windows
2 102 (52.85%) Active Directory
3 86 (44.56%) VMware
4 78 (40.41%) Finance
5 70 (36.27%) Microsoft
6 55 (28.50%) Linux
7 54 (27.98%) Microsoft Azure
8 51 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
9 50 (25.91%) Windows Server 2008
10 49 (25.39%) Citrix
11 48 (24.87%) PowerShell
12 40 (20.73%) DevOps
13 39 (20.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 38 (19.69%) SCCM
15 37 (19.17%) Office 365
16 35 (18.13%) DNS
17 33 (17.10%) Cisco
18 31 (16.06%) SQL Server
19 28 (14.51%) SQL
19 28 (14.51%) ITIL
19 28 (14.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 27 (13.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 26 (13.47%) Opscode Chef
21 26 (13.47%) DHCP
21 26 (13.47%) SAN
21 26 (13.47%) Banking
21 26 (13.47%) Windows 10
22 25 (12.95%) Firewall
23 24 (12.44%) Amazon AWS
23 24 (12.44%) Windows 7

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 (9.84%) MS Exchange
2 13 (6.74%) IIS
3 11 (5.70%) Skype for Business
4 9 (4.66%) SharePoint
5 8 (4.15%) Confluence
5 8 (4.15%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (2.59%) Apache
6 5 (2.59%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (1.55%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.04%) Cloud Foundry
8 2 (1.04%) CMS
8 2 (1.04%) JBoss
8 2 (1.04%) nginx
8 2 (1.04%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.52%) Drupal
9 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (10.36%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.52%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.52%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.55%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (1.04%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.52%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 54 (27.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 37 (19.17%) Office 365
3 24 (12.44%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (5.70%) IaaS
5 8 (4.15%) PaaS
6 6 (3.11%) GitHub
7 5 (2.59%) Mimecast
8 4 (2.07%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (2.07%) Azure Active Directory
8 4 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (2.07%) OneDrive
8 4 (2.07%) SaaS
9 2 (1.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 2 (1.04%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (1.04%) Datadog
9 2 (1.04%) G Suite
9 2 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.04%) OpenShift
9 2 (1.04%) Route 53
9 2 (1.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 35 (18.13%) DNS
2 26 (13.47%) DHCP
2 26 (13.47%) SAN
3 25 (12.95%) Firewall
4 18 (9.33%) TCP/IP
5 16 (8.29%) VPN
5 16 (8.29%) WAN
6 15 (7.77%) LAN
7 10 (5.18%) Skype
8 8 (4.15%) VoIP
9 6 (3.11%) NAS
10 5 (2.59%) HTTP
10 5 (2.59%) VLAN
11 4 (2.07%) FTP
11 4 (2.07%) HTTPS
11 4 (2.07%) Kerberos
11 4 (2.07%) NetScaler
11 4 (2.07%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (2.07%) SMTP
12 3 (1.55%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.06%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 5 (2.59%) Redis
3 4 (2.07%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (2.07%) MongoDB
3 4 (2.07%) NoSQL
3 4 (2.07%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (2.07%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.04%) Aerospike
4 2 (1.04%) Couchbase
4 2 (1.04%) Hazelcast
4 2 (1.04%) MySQL
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.52%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.52%) DataStage
5 1 (0.52%) DB2
5 1 (0.52%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.52%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 16 (8.29%) JIRA
2 8 (4.15%) Git (software)
3 7 (3.63%) Octopus Deploy
4 6 (3.11%) TeamCity
5 5 (2.59%) Bitbucket
6 4 (2.07%) Jenkins
6 4 (2.07%) Subversion
6 4 (2.07%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (1.55%) AdminStudio
8 2 (1.04%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.04%) Cucumber
8 2 (1.04%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (1.04%) Selenium
8 2 (1.04%) SonarQube
8 2 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.04%) WinDbg
8 2 (1.04%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.52%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.52%) Travis CI
General
1 78 (40.41%) Finance
2 26 (13.47%) Banking
3 7 (3.63%) Financial Institution
3 7 (3.63%) Investment Banking
4 6 (3.11%) Legal
5 5 (2.59%) Front Office
6 4 (2.07%) Law
6 4 (2.07%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.55%) Back Office
7 3 (1.55%) International Banking
7 3 (1.55%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) French Language
8 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (15.54%) Linux Engineer
2 29 (15.03%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (11.92%) Azure Engineer
4 22 (11.40%) Azure DevOps
4 22 (11.40%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 22 (11.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (10.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 20 (10.36%) Analyst
6 20 (10.36%) Desktop Support
7 18 (9.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 18 (9.33%) Support Engineer
7 18 (9.33%) Windows Engineer
8 16 (8.29%) Server Engineer
9 12 (6.22%) Desktop Engineer
10 11 (5.70%) Windows Server Engineer
11 10 (5.18%) Support Analyst
12 9 (4.66%) Citrix Engineer
12 9 (4.66%) Consultant
12 9 (4.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 8 (4.15%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (10.88%) X-Windows
2 12 (6.22%) .NET
3 10 (5.18%) Node.js
4 4 (2.07%) JSON
4 4 (2.07%) Middleware
4 4 (2.07%) Web Services
5 3 (1.55%) .NET Framework
5 3 (1.55%) RESTful
5 3 (1.55%) WCF
5 3 (1.55%) XMPP
6 2 (1.04%) 802.1X
6 2 (1.04%) Java EE
6 2 (1.04%) LAMP
6 2 (1.04%) LDAP
6 2 (1.04%) Spring Boot
6 2 (1.04%) Vert.x
7 1 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.52%) LEMP Stack
7 1 (0.52%) React
7 1 (0.52%) React Native
Miscellaneous
1 11 (5.70%) Data Centre
2 10 (5.18%) Fat Client
2 10 (5.18%) Thin Client
3 6 (3.11%) PKI
3 6 (3.11%) Smartcard
3 6 (3.11%) User Experience
3 6 (3.11%) Video\Live Streaming
4 5 (2.59%) Clustering
4 5 (2.59%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.59%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.55%) Hedge funds
5 3 (1.55%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (1.55%) Tandem
6 2 (1.04%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.04%) Handset
6 2 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.04%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.52%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.52%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.52%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 187 (96.89%) Windows
2 55 (28.50%) Linux
3 50 (25.91%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (20.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (13.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (13.47%) Windows 10
7 24 (12.44%) Windows 7
8 19 (9.84%) Unix
9 12 (6.22%) Mac OS
10 7 (3.63%) Apple iOS
11 6 (3.11%) Ubuntu
11 6 (3.11%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (2.59%) Android
12 5 (2.59%) CentOS
12 5 (2.59%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.55%) Solaris
14 2 (1.04%) Mac OS X
14 2 (1.04%) Windows XP
15 1 (0.52%) HPUX
15 1 (0.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (20.73%) DevOps
2 28 (14.51%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 28 (14.51%) ITIL
3 23 (11.92%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (10.88%) Migration
5 19 (9.84%) Configuration Management
6 11 (5.70%) Root Cause Analysis
7 10 (5.18%) Stakeholder Management
7 10 (5.18%) Storage Management
7 10 (5.18%) TDD
8 9 (4.66%) Kanban
8 9 (4.66%) Server Management
9 8 (4.15%) Investment Management
9 8 (4.15%) Performance Monitoring
9 8 (4.15%) Problem-Solving
9 8 (4.15%) Service Delivery
10 7 (3.63%) Coaching
11 6 (3.11%) Change Control
11 6 (3.11%) Continuous Integration
11 6 (3.11%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 48 (24.87%) PowerShell
2 28 (14.51%) SQL
3 16 (8.29%) Bash Shell
4 15 (7.77%) C
5 14 (7.25%) Python
6 12 (6.22%) Java
7 11 (5.70%) JavaScript
7 11 (5.70%) Shell Script
8 10 (5.18%) C#
9 7 (3.63%) VBScript
10 4 (2.07%) Perl
11 2 (1.04%) Go
12 1 (0.52%) PHP
12 1 (0.52%) Ruby
12 1 (0.52%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.52%) VB
12 1 (0.52%) VBA
Qualifications
1 21 (10.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (8.81%) MCSE
3 10 (5.18%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (4.15%) CCNA
4 8 (4.15%) Degree
5 6 (3.11%) Security Cleared
6 4 (2.07%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.55%) CCNP
7 3 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.04%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.04%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.04%) SC Cleared
9 1 (0.52%) CISA
9 1 (0.52%) CISSP
9 1 (0.52%) CompTIA Security+
9 1 (0.52%) MCITP
9 1 (0.52%) MCSA
9 1 (0.52%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.59%) SLA
2 3 (1.55%) QA
3 2 (1.04%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.52%) GDPR
4 1 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 102 (52.85%) Active Directory
2 51 (26.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (11.92%) VMware ESXi
3 23 (11.92%) XenApp
4 15 (7.77%) Hyper-V
4 15 (7.77%) Microsoft App-V
4 15 (7.77%) XenDesktop
5 12 (6.22%) vSphere
6 9 (4.66%) Docker
7 4 (2.07%) Virtual Desktop
7 4 (2.07%) Xen
8 3 (1.55%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.55%) VirtualBox
8 3 (1.55%) VMware NSX
8 3 (1.55%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (1.04%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.52%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.52%) Firmware
10 1 (0.52%) KVM
10 1 (0.52%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 38 (19.69%) SCCM
2 26 (13.47%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (11.92%) Terraform
4 15 (7.77%) SCOM
5 10 (5.18%) Puppet
6 8 (4.15%) Ansible
6 8 (4.15%) WSUS
7 7 (3.63%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (3.11%) SCOrch
8 6 (3.11%) systemd
9 5 (2.59%) Kubernetes
9 5 (2.59%) Nagios
9 5 (2.59%) Single Sign-On
9 5 (2.59%) Tivoli
10 4 (2.07%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (2.07%) PowerCLI
10 4 (2.07%) XenMobile
11 3 (1.55%) AirWatch
11 3 (1.55%) Consul
11 3 (1.55%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 86 (44.56%) VMware
2 70 (36.27%) Microsoft
3 49 (25.39%) Citrix
4 33 (17.10%) Cisco
5 20 (10.36%) Splunk
6 19 (9.84%) McAfee
7 17 (8.81%) Ivanti
8 13 (6.74%) EMC
9 11 (5.70%) Hitachi
9 11 (5.70%) HP
10 10 (5.18%) NetApp
11 7 (3.63%) Apple
12 6 (3.11%) Nimble Storage
13 5 (2.59%) Bloomberg
13 5 (2.59%) Dell
13 5 (2.59%) Google
13 5 (2.59%) IBM
13 5 (2.59%) Meraki
13 5 (2.59%) Oracle
14 4 (2.07%) Varonis