Period
to 17 January 2022

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 17 January 2022 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
17 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 91 76 92
Rank change year-on-year -15 +16 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 86 51 123
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.17% 2.52% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.23% 15.27% 14.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 42 97
10th Percentile £236 £313 £188
25th Percentile £388 £366 £283
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £400
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -11.11%
75th Percentile £575 £511 £488
90th Percentile £588 £549 £553
Central London median daily rate £488 £450 £375
% change year-on-year +8.33% +20.00% -17.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £19.75
Central London median hourly rate - - £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 530 334 865
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 13.39% 16.53% 17.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 260 677
10th Percentile £180 £179 £150
25th Percentile £367 £352 £281
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +10.53% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £600 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £650 £650
Central London median daily rate £513 £475 £443
% change year-on-year +7.89% +7.22% -6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 5 28
10th Percentile " £16.40 £12.36
25th Percentile £13.88 £20.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £14.25 £22.50 £16.73
Median % change year-on-year -36.67% +34.53% -10.56%
75th Percentile £25.44 £23.00 £20.81
90th Percentile £34.25 " £21.47
Central London median hourly rate £14.25 £22.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year -36.67% +20.32% -

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 17 January 2022.

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 17 January 2022. 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 17 January 2022, 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 86 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (63.95%) Active Directory
3 49 (56.98%) Microsoft
4 42 (48.84%) Azure
5 40 (46.51%) VMware
6 32 (37.21%) Microsoft 365
7 31 (36.05%) VMware Infrastructure
8 30 (34.88%) PowerShell
9 26 (30.23%) SQL Server
9 26 (30.23%) Finance
10 23 (26.74%) SQL
11 22 (25.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 21 (24.42%) SCCM
13 20 (23.26%) DNS
14 19 (22.09%) Citrix
15 18 (20.93%) Migration
15 18 (20.93%) ITIL
15 18 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
16 17 (19.77%) Azure Active Directory
17 16 (18.60%) vSphere
17 16 (18.60%) Windows 10
18 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
18 15 (17.44%) Banking
19 14 (16.28%) DHCP
20 13 (15.12%) Data Centre
21 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2016
21 12 (13.95%) TCP/IP
21 12 (13.95%) Cisco
21 12 (13.95%) Python
21 12 (13.95%) Microsoft Excel

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 11 (12.79%) IIS
2 10 (11.63%) SharePoint
3 8 (9.30%) MS Exchange
4 4 (4.65%) Confluence
5 3 (3.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.33%) Apache Pig
6 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (13.95%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (3.49%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.16%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.16%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 42 (48.84%) Azure
2 32 (37.21%) Microsoft 365
3 17 (19.77%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (11.63%) IaaS
5 6 (6.98%) Power Platform
5 6 (6.98%) SaaS
6 5 (5.81%) Nutanix
6 5 (5.81%) PowerApps
7 4 (4.65%) GitHub
8 3 (3.49%) AWS
8 3 (3.49%) Azure Monitor
8 3 (3.49%) PaaS
9 2 (2.33%) Azure Storage
9 2 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
10 1 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (1.16%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (1.16%) Datadog
10 1 (1.16%) OpenShift
10 1 (1.16%) Rubrik
Communications & Networking
1 20 (23.26%) DNS
2 14 (16.28%) DHCP
3 12 (13.95%) TCP/IP
4 7 (8.14%) Firewall
4 7 (8.14%) NetScaler
5 6 (6.98%) SAN
6 5 (5.81%) Kerberos
6 5 (5.81%) LAN
7 4 (4.65%) iSCSI
7 4 (4.65%) Wireless
8 3 (3.49%) Fibre Channel
8 3 (3.49%) IPv4
8 3 (3.49%) Skype
8 3 (3.49%) VPN
9 2 (2.33%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (2.33%) NAS
9 2 (2.33%) VLAN
9 2 (2.33%) WAN
9 2 (2.33%) WLAN
10 1 (1.16%) Cisco IPT
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (30.23%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.47%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (6.98%) Power BI
4 3 (3.49%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.49%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.49%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.33%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.33%) Hadoop
5 2 (2.33%) HBase
5 2 (2.33%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2019
6 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Git (software)
1 6 (6.98%) Subversion
2 4 (4.65%) Eclipse
2 4 (4.65%) JIRA
2 4 (4.65%) TeamCity
3 2 (2.33%) Bitbucket
3 2 (2.33%) GitLab
3 2 (2.33%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.16%) Artifactory
4 1 (1.16%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.16%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (1.16%) MSI
4 1 (1.16%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (1.16%) Selenium
4 1 (1.16%) Serena SBM
4 1 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (1.16%) Zephyr
General
1 26 (30.23%) Finance
2 15 (17.44%) Banking
3 11 (12.79%) Social Skills
4 6 (6.98%) Influencing Skills
5 3 (3.49%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.33%) Documentation Skills
6 2 (2.33%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.33%) International Banking
6 2 (2.33%) Law
6 2 (2.33%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.16%) Front Office
7 1 (1.16%) Investment Banking
7 1 (1.16%) Legal
7 1 (1.16%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (1.16%) Retail
7 1 (1.16%) Spanish Language
7 1 (1.16%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (16.28%) Analyst
1 14 (16.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (10.47%) VMware Engineer
3 8 (9.30%) Azure Engineer
3 8 (9.30%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (8.14%) Administrator
4 7 (8.14%) IT Support
4 7 (8.14%) Server Engineer
4 7 (8.14%) Support Analyst
5 6 (6.98%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (6.98%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) DBA
6 5 (5.81%) IT Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) SQL DBA
6 5 (5.81%) Support Engineer
6 5 (5.81%) Systems Analyst
6 5 (5.81%) Systems Support Analyst
6 5 (5.81%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (4.65%) Architect
7 4 (4.65%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (11.63%) .NET
2 5 (5.81%) LDAP
3 3 (3.49%) REST
4 2 (2.33%) Apache Tez
4 2 (2.33%) JSON
4 2 (2.33%) Web Services
5 1 (1.16%) CSS
5 1 (1.16%) HTML
5 1 (1.16%) React
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) Data Centre
2 7 (8.14%) Clustering
2 7 (8.14%) Replication
3 4 (4.65%) CMDB
4 2 (2.33%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (2.33%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (1.16%) BYOD
5 1 (1.16%) Cloud Native
5 1 (1.16%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.16%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.16%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.16%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.16%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) PKI
5 1 (1.16%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.16%) Reinsurance
5 1 (1.16%) User Experience
5 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 86 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (20.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (18.60%) Windows 10
4 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (13.95%) Windows Server 2016
5 11 (12.79%) Linux
6 9 (10.47%) Windows Server 2019
7 6 (6.98%) Windows 7
8 3 (3.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.49%) Ubuntu
8 3 (3.49%) VMS
9 2 (2.33%) Android
9 2 (2.33%) CentOS
9 2 (2.33%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.16%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.16%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.16%) Solaris
10 1 (1.16%) Unix
10 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 18 (20.93%) ITIL
2 18 (20.93%) Migration
3 15 (17.44%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (12.79%) DevOps
5 10 (11.63%) Analytics
5 10 (11.63%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (11.63%) Project Delivery
6 9 (10.47%) High Availability
6 9 (10.47%) Security Hardening
6 9 (10.47%) Service Management
7 8 (9.30%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (8.14%) Asset Management
8 7 (8.14%) PRINCE2
8 7 (8.14%) Time Management
9 6 (6.98%) Change Management
9 6 (6.98%) Load Balancing
9 6 (6.98%) Scrum
9 6 (6.98%) Service Delivery
9 6 (6.98%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (34.88%) PowerShell
2 23 (26.74%) SQL
3 12 (13.95%) Python
4 7 (8.14%) C#
5 4 (4.65%) T-SQL
5 4 (4.65%) VB
5 4 (4.65%) VB.NET
6 3 (3.49%) C
6 3 (3.49%) R
7 2 (2.33%) VBA
7 2 (2.33%) VBScript
8 1 (1.16%) Bash
8 1 (1.16%) C++
8 1 (1.16%) Java
8 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.16%) Perl
8 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (6.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (4.65%) MCITP
2 4 (4.65%) MCTS
3 3 (3.49%) SC Cleared
3 3 (3.49%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.33%) MCSE
4 2 (2.33%) TOGAF Certification
4 2 (2.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.16%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.16%) CCNA
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.16%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.16%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.16%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (2.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 2 (2.33%) ISO 22301
3 1 (1.16%) GDPR
3 1 (1.16%) QA
3 1 (1.16%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (63.95%) Active Directory
2 31 (36.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (18.60%) vSphere
4 11 (12.79%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (6.98%) Hyper-V
5 6 (6.98%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (5.81%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (3.49%) Docker
7 3 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.33%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 2 (2.33%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (1.16%) Firmware
9 1 (1.16%) NFS
9 1 (1.16%) Terminal Server
9 1 (1.16%) VMware NSX
9 1 (1.16%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (24.42%) SCCM
2 7 (8.14%) Ansible
2 7 (8.14%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (8.14%) vCenter Server
3 6 (6.98%) SCOM
4 5 (5.81%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (5.81%) Terraform
5 4 (4.65%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 3 (3.49%) Control-M
6 3 (3.49%) EMC NetWorker
6 3 (3.49%) Jamf Pro
6 3 (3.49%) Kubernetes
6 3 (3.49%) Netcool
6 3 (3.49%) Puppet
6 3 (3.49%) QRadar
6 3 (3.49%) Tivoli
6 3 (3.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (2.33%) Hadoop YARN
7 2 (2.33%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (2.33%) Oozie
Vendors
1 49 (56.98%) Microsoft
2 40 (46.51%) VMware
3 19 (22.09%) Citrix
4 12 (13.95%) Cisco
5 6 (6.98%) IBM
5 6 (6.98%) Nimble Storage
6 5 (5.81%) ServiceNow
6 5 (5.81%) Splunk
6 5 (5.81%) Veeam
7 4 (4.65%) Dell
7 4 (4.65%) EMC
7 4 (4.65%) Oracle
7 4 (4.65%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.65%) Zerto
8 3 (3.49%) BMC
8 3 (3.49%) Commvault
8 3 (3.49%) CyberArk
8 3 (3.49%) Ivanti
8 3 (3.49%) LogicMonitor
8 3 (3.49%) SolarWinds