Period
to 20 January 2020

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 20 January 2020 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
20 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 86 74 83
Rank change year-on-year -12 +9 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 120 218 213
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.43% 3.26% 3.02%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.10% 16.45% 14.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 93 172 171
City of London median daily rate £400 £450 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +8.43% -
10th Percentile £192 £263 £176
90th Percentile £550 £588 £675
Central London median daily rate £375 £460 £402
% change year-on-year -18.48% +14.57% -2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 3
City of London median hourly rate £19.75 £22.82 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.43% -17.04% -
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -9.09% -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 851 1,325 1,427
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.24% 19.79% 20.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 651 998 1,123
City of London median daily rate £450 £475 £490
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% -3.06% +8.89%
10th Percentile £150 £145 £251
90th Percentile £638 £638 £675
Central London median daily rate £436 £475 £475
% change year-on-year -8.16% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 49 51
City of London median hourly rate £16.95 £18.70 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.36% +24.67% -31.03%
10th Percentile £12.41 £13.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £36.30 £25.50 £25.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.70 £15.50
% change year-on-year - +20.65% -17.77%

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 20 January 2020.

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 20 January 2020. 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 -4 5 £238 -40.63%
Windows Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2020, 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.

1 120 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (57.50%) Active Directory
3 49 (40.83%) VMware
3 49 (40.83%) Office 365
4 48 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 43 (35.83%) Finance
6 36 (30.00%) Azure
7 33 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (25.00%) PowerShell
9 26 (21.67%) Citrix
10 25 (20.83%) DNS
10 25 (20.83%) SCCM
10 25 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
11 24 (20.00%) ITIL
11 24 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (20.00%) Windows 10
11 24 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 20 (16.67%) SQL
13 18 (15.00%) DHCP
14 17 (14.17%) Microsoft Certification
15 16 (13.33%) Firewall
15 16 (13.33%) Migration
16 15 (12.50%) SAN
16 15 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
17 14 (11.67%) XenApp
17 14 (11.67%) SQL Server
18 13 (10.83%) Linux
18 13 (10.83%) MCSE
19 12 (10.00%) Windows 7
20 11 (9.17%) 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 10 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (6.67%) Skype for Business
3 7 (5.83%) SharePoint
4 3 (2.50%) IIS
5 2 (1.67%) Confluence
5 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.83%) Tomcat
6 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 9 (7.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.83%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.83%) PeopleSoft Financials
2 1 (0.83%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 49 (40.83%) Office 365
2 36 (30.00%) Azure
3 8 (6.67%) AWS
3 8 (6.67%) IaaS
4 7 (5.83%) PaaS
5 4 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (3.33%) Power Platform
5 4 (3.33%) PowerApps
6 3 (2.50%) Dynamics 365
6 3 (2.50%) Mimecast
6 3 (2.50%) SaaS
7 2 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.67%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.83%) G Suite
8 1 (0.83%) NuGet
8 1 (0.83%) OneDrive
8 1 (0.83%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 25 (20.83%) DNS
2 18 (15.00%) DHCP
3 16 (13.33%) Firewall
4 15 (12.50%) SAN
5 11 (9.17%) LAN
6 10 (8.33%) WAN
7 9 (7.50%) TCP/IP
8 7 (5.83%) Skype
9 6 (5.00%) Unified Communications
9 6 (5.00%) VLAN
9 6 (5.00%) VPN
10 5 (4.17%) NAS
10 5 (4.17%) NetScaler
11 4 (3.33%) VoIP
11 4 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (2.50%) Network Security
13 2 (1.67%) IP Telephony
13 2 (1.67%) Kerberos
13 2 (1.67%) Wireless
14 1 (0.83%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.50%) Power BI
3 2 (1.67%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (0.83%) Big Data
4 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
4 1 (0.83%) MySQL
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.67%) Hudson
2 2 (1.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.67%) JIRA
3 1 (0.83%) GitLab
3 1 (0.83%) Maven
3 1 (0.83%) MSI
3 1 (0.83%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.83%) Visual Studio Team System
3 1 (0.83%) WinDbg
3 1 (0.83%) WiX
General
1 43 (35.83%) Finance
2 10 (8.33%) Banking
3 3 (2.50%) Front Office
3 3 (2.50%) International Banking
4 2 (1.67%) Back Office
4 2 (1.67%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.67%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.67%) Law
4 2 (1.67%) Retail
5 1 (0.83%) French Language
5 1 (0.83%) Legal
5 1 (0.83%) Mandarin Language
5 1 (0.83%) Publishing
5 1 (0.83%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (19.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (17.50%) Support Engineer
3 20 (16.67%) Analyst
3 20 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
4 8 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (6.67%) IT Support
4 8 (6.67%) Server Engineer
5 7 (5.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 7 (5.83%) Cloud Engineer
5 7 (5.83%) Service Analyst
6 6 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (5.00%) Applications Support
6 6 (5.00%) Support Analyst
7 5 (4.17%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.17%) Active Directory Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) IT Engineer
7 5 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
8 4 (3.33%) Azure Engineer
8 4 (3.33%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.33%) .NET
1 4 (3.33%) X-Windows
2 2 (1.67%) ADSI
2 2 (1.67%) COM
2 2 (1.67%) LDAP
2 2 (1.67%) Web Services
3 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.83%) HTML
3 1 (0.83%) J2EE
3 1 (0.83%) Middleware
3 1 (0.83%) SAML
3 1 (0.83%) XML
3 1 (0.83%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 4 (3.33%) Management Information System
2 4 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
3 3 (2.50%) PKI
3 3 (2.50%) Public Cloud
4 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
4 1 (0.83%) BYOD
4 1 (0.83%) Clustering
4 1 (0.83%) CMDB
4 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
4 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
4 1 (0.83%) Handset
4 1 (0.83%) Mobile Banking
4 1 (0.83%) Smartphone
4 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
4 1 (0.83%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 120 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (27.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (20.00%) Windows 10
3 24 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (10.83%) Linux
5 12 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 5 (4.17%) Unix
7 3 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.67%) Android
8 2 (1.67%) CentOS
8 2 (1.67%) Mac OS
8 2 (1.67%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.83%) AIX
9 1 (0.83%) Solaris
9 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.83%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.83%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 24 (20.00%) ITIL
2 16 (13.33%) Migration
3 8 (6.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (5.83%) Asset Management
5 5 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (4.17%) Change Control
5 5 (4.17%) ITIL V3
5 5 (4.17%) Mentoring
5 5 (4.17%) Problem-Solving
5 5 (4.17%) Service Delivery
5 5 (4.17%) Service Management
6 4 (3.33%) DevOps
6 4 (3.33%) Problem Management
6 4 (3.33%) Project Delivery
7 3 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.50%) Identity Management
7 3 (2.50%) Information Security
7 3 (2.50%) Investment Management
7 3 (2.50%) IT Governance
Programming Languages
1 30 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 20 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (3.33%) Java
4 2 (1.67%) Python
4 2 (1.67%) XPath
5 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.83%) C
5 1 (0.83%) C#
5 1 (0.83%) Go
5 1 (0.83%) Groovy
5 1 (0.83%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.83%) Ruby
5 1 (0.83%) Scala
5 1 (0.83%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 17 (14.17%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (10.83%) MCSE
3 9 (7.50%) MCSA
4 8 (6.67%) Degree
5 4 (3.33%) SC Cleared
5 4 (3.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.67%) CCA
6 2 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.67%) MCP
7 1 (0.83%) AWS Certification
7 1 (0.83%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.83%) CISSP
7 1 (0.83%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.83%) DV Cleared
7 1 (0.83%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.83%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) GDPR
2 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 69 (57.50%) Active Directory
2 25 (20.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 14 (11.67%) XenApp
5 11 (9.17%) Hyper-V
6 9 (7.50%) XenDesktop
7 8 (6.67%) vSphere
8 5 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.50%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.67%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
10 2 (1.67%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.83%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.83%) Firmware
11 1 (0.83%) UAG
Systems Management
1 25 (20.83%) SCCM
2 6 (5.00%) Backup Exec
3 5 (4.17%) Ansible
3 5 (4.17%) SCOM
4 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (3.33%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (1.67%) DatAdvantage
5 2 (1.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.67%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.67%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (1.67%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (1.67%) Terraform
5 2 (1.67%) WSUS
6 1 (0.83%) AirWatch
6 1 (0.83%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.83%) NetVault Backup
6 1 (0.83%) Puppet
6 1 (0.83%) SCSM
Vendors
1 49 (40.83%) VMware
2 48 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 26 (21.67%) Citrix
4 11 (9.17%) Cisco
5 7 (5.83%) Symantec
6 4 (3.33%) HP
7 3 (2.50%) 3PAR
7 3 (2.50%) Apple
7 3 (2.50%) Dell Compellent
7 3 (2.50%) EMC
7 3 (2.50%) Palo Alto
7 3 (2.50%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.50%) ServiceNow
7 3 (2.50%) Varonis
8 2 (1.67%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.67%) CommVault
8 2 (1.67%) Forcepoint
8 2 (1.67%) Hitachi
8 2 (1.67%) McAfee
8 2 (1.67%) MobileIron