Period
to 24 April 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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 81 89 74
Rank change year-on-year +8 -15 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 209 202 193
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.13% 2.88% 3.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.91% 14.17% 14.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 160 166 159
City of London median daily rate £445 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +3.03% +2.48%
10th Percentile £260 £160 £160
90th Percentile £575 £600 £558
Central London median daily rate £450 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +8.43% +3.69% +0.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
City of London median hourly rate £23.13 £16.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.56% -38.46% +36.84%
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year +7.50% -23.08% +36.84%

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 1,314 1,426 1,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.65% 20.33% 22.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 979 1,132 1,078
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £156 £251 £288
90th Percentile £650 £675 £638
Central London median daily rate £475 £500 £450
% change year-on-year -5.00% +11.11% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 55 22
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £19.08
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -1.98% -4.61%
10th Percentile £16.53 £11.25 £12.83
90th Percentile £34.00 £24.50 £25.93
Central London median hourly rate £20.75 £19.25 £21.16
% change year-on-year +7.79% -9.00% +5.78%

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
London Bridge - 18 £575 -
Moorgate - 8 £400 -
Windows Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 203 (97.13%) Windows
2 134 (64.11%) Active Directory
3 113 (54.07%) Microsoft
4 92 (44.02%) VMware
5 91 (43.54%) Finance
6 72 (34.45%) PowerShell
7 69 (33.01%) Office 365
8 65 (31.10%) Microsoft Azure
9 56 (26.79%) SCCM
10 54 (25.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 50 (23.92%) DNS
11 50 (23.92%) Linux
12 46 (22.01%) Citrix
12 46 (22.01%) Windows Server 2012
13 44 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
14 42 (20.10%) SQL
15 41 (19.62%) MS Exchange
16 39 (18.66%) Windows Server 2008
17 37 (17.70%) ITIL
18 35 (16.75%) DHCP
19 32 (15.31%) Microsoft Office
20 31 (14.83%) SQL Server
21 30 (14.35%) Windows 10
22 29 (13.88%) DevOps
22 29 (13.88%) Amazon AWS
23 28 (13.40%) Windows 7
23 28 (13.40%) Skype for Business
23 28 (13.40%) Cisco
24 26 (12.44%) Migration
25 25 (11.96%) SharePoint

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 41 (19.62%) MS Exchange
2 28 (13.40%) Skype for Business
3 25 (11.96%) SharePoint
4 20 (9.57%) IIS
5 15 (7.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (2.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.39%) Confluence
7 5 (2.39%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (0.96%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.48%) Apache
9 1 (0.48%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.48%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.48%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.48%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (15.31%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.48%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (1.91%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.96%) LatentZero
3 1 (0.48%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.48%) SAP BPC
3 1 (0.48%) SAP ERP
3 1 (0.48%) SAP HCM
3 1 (0.48%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 69 (33.01%) Office 365
2 65 (31.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (13.88%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (7.66%) IaaS
5 15 (7.18%) PaaS
6 10 (4.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 9 (4.31%) SaaS
8 5 (2.39%) Mimecast
9 4 (1.91%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.96%) Serverless
11 1 (0.48%) Akamai
11 1 (0.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.48%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.48%) AWS Fargate
11 1 (0.48%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.48%) Slack
11 1 (0.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 50 (23.92%) DNS
2 35 (16.75%) DHCP
3 23 (11.00%) Firewall
3 23 (11.00%) TCP/IP
4 22 (10.53%) SAN
5 17 (8.13%) Skype
6 16 (7.66%) LAN
6 16 (7.66%) WAN
7 7 (3.35%) Wireless
8 6 (2.87%) Cisco ASA
8 6 (2.87%) Internet
8 6 (2.87%) Network Security
8 6 (2.87%) Unified Communications
8 6 (2.87%) VPN
9 5 (2.39%) iSCSI
9 5 (2.39%) NetScaler
10 4 (1.91%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.44%) DMZ
11 3 (1.44%) MPLS
11 3 (1.44%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (14.83%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (1.91%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (1.91%) Big Data
3 4 (1.91%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (1.44%) MongoDB
4 3 (1.44%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.96%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.48%) InfluxDB
6 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 1 (0.48%) MS Access
6 1 (0.48%) MySQL
6 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.48%) RDBMS
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.48%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 13 (6.22%) MSI
2 11 (5.26%) JIRA
3 5 (2.39%) Octopus Deploy
3 5 (2.39%) TeamCity
4 3 (1.44%) Git (software)
4 3 (1.44%) WiX
5 2 (0.96%) Hudson
5 2 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.96%) Moq
5 2 (0.96%) MSTest
5 2 (0.96%) NUnit
5 2 (0.96%) Subversion
5 2 (0.96%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.48%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.48%) GitLab
6 1 (0.48%) ProC
6 1 (0.48%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
6 1 (0.48%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 1 (0.48%) WinDbg
General
1 91 (43.54%) Finance
2 20 (9.57%) Banking
3 8 (3.83%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.87%) Law
4 6 (2.87%) Legal
5 5 (2.39%) Front Office
6 4 (1.91%) Back Office
7 3 (1.44%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.48%) Advertising
8 1 (0.48%) Billing
8 1 (0.48%) International Banking
8 1 (0.48%) Publishing
8 1 (0.48%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (12.92%) Windows Engineer
3 24 (11.48%) Azure Engineer
4 23 (11.00%) Analyst
5 20 (9.57%) Linux Engineer
6 18 (8.61%) DevOps Engineer
7 17 (8.13%) Wintel Engineer
8 16 (7.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 15 (7.18%) Azure DevOps
9 15 (7.18%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 15 (7.18%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 15 (7.18%) Server Engineer
10 14 (6.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 14 (6.70%) Support Analyst
11 9 (4.31%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (4.31%) Applications Engineer
11 9 (4.31%) Support Engineer
11 9 (4.31%) Systems Engineer
11 9 (4.31%) Windows Server Engineer
12 8 (3.83%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (6.70%) X-Windows
2 12 (5.74%) .NET
3 4 (1.91%) Node.js
4 3 (1.44%) LDAP
4 3 (1.44%) Software Packaging
4 3 (1.44%) Spring
5 1 (0.48%) .NET Core
5 1 (0.48%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET Core
5 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.48%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.48%) iOS SDK
5 1 (0.48%) JSON
5 1 (0.48%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 1 (0.48%) SAML
5 1 (0.48%) Web Services
5 1 (0.48%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (6.22%) Clustering
2 12 (5.74%) User Experience
3 11 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 10 (4.78%) Fat Client
4 10 (4.78%) Thin Client
5 9 (4.31%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.87%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (2.39%) Hedge funds
7 5 (2.39%) Mobile App
7 5 (2.39%) PKI
7 5 (2.39%) Public Cloud
8 4 (1.91%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.91%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.91%) Smartcard
8 4 (1.91%) Video\Live Streaming
9 3 (1.44%) BYOD
9 3 (1.44%) Enterprise Storage
9 3 (1.44%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 203 (97.13%) Windows
2 50 (23.92%) Linux
3 46 (22.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 39 (18.66%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (14.35%) Windows 10
6 28 (13.40%) Windows 7
7 23 (11.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (6.22%) Unix
9 6 (2.87%) Apple iOS
9 6 (2.87%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.91%) Android
10 4 (1.91%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.44%) Data ONTAP
11 3 (1.44%) Mac OS
12 2 (0.96%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.48%) Amazon Linux
13 1 (0.48%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (25.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 37 (17.70%) ITIL
3 29 (13.88%) DevOps
4 26 (12.44%) Migration
5 18 (8.61%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (7.66%) Configuration Management
7 14 (6.70%) Change Management
8 13 (6.22%) Information Security
8 13 (6.22%) Root Cause Analysis
9 12 (5.74%) CRM
9 12 (5.74%) High Availability
10 11 (5.26%) ITSM
10 11 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (4.78%) Problem Management
12 9 (4.31%) Service Delivery
13 8 (3.83%) ITIL V3
13 8 (3.83%) Mobile Device Management
14 7 (3.35%) Application Packaging
14 7 (3.35%) Change Control
14 7 (3.35%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 72 (34.45%) PowerShell
2 42 (20.10%) SQL
3 10 (4.78%) Bash Shell
4 9 (4.31%) Java
5 8 (3.83%) C#
5 8 (3.83%) Python
6 7 (3.35%) Perl
7 6 (2.87%) JavaScript
8 5 (2.39%) Shell Script
8 5 (2.39%) VB
9 4 (1.91%) PHP
9 4 (1.91%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.44%) VBScript
11 1 (0.48%) C++
11 1 (0.48%) PL/SQL
11 1 (0.48%) R
11 1 (0.48%) Ruby
11 1 (0.48%) VBA
Qualifications
1 15 (7.18%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (4.78%) Degree
3 7 (3.35%) MCSE
4 6 (2.87%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
6 4 (1.91%) CCNA
6 4 (1.91%) MCP
7 3 (1.44%) MCTS
7 3 (1.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (0.96%) CCNP
8 2 (0.96%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (0.96%) MCITP
8 2 (0.96%) MCSA
8 2 (0.96%) Security Cleared
9 1 (0.48%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.48%) CCA
9 1 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.48%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.87%) SLA
2 2 (0.96%) QA
3 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.48%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 1 (0.48%) ISO 22301
3 1 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.48%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 134 (64.11%) Active Directory
2 44 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 18 (8.61%) Hyper-V
4 18 (8.61%) XenApp
5 15 (7.18%) Microsoft App-V
6 14 (6.70%) XenDesktop
7 11 (5.26%) vSphere
8 6 (2.87%) VMware Workstation
9 5 (2.39%) Docker
9 5 (2.39%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (2.39%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (1.91%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.91%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.96%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 1 (0.48%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.48%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.48%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.48%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 56 (26.79%) SCCM
2 18 (8.61%) Opscode Chef
3 16 (7.66%) Terraform
4 10 (4.78%) SCOM
5 8 (3.83%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (3.35%) Ansible
6 7 (3.35%) Puppet
7 6 (2.87%) SCOrch
8 5 (2.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (1.91%) NetBackup
9 4 (1.91%) SCVMM
9 4 (1.91%) systemd
9 4 (1.91%) Trend Micro Deep Security
9 4 (1.91%) vMotion
9 4 (1.91%) vRealize
9 4 (1.91%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 3 (1.44%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 3 (1.44%) QRadar
10 3 (1.44%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 113 (54.07%) Microsoft
2 92 (44.02%) VMware
3 46 (22.01%) Citrix
4 28 (13.40%) Cisco
5 16 (7.66%) Splunk
5 16 (7.66%) Symantec
6 13 (6.22%) Dell
7 11 (5.26%) EMC
7 11 (5.26%) HP
7 11 (5.26%) Ivanti
8 9 (4.31%) NetApp
9 8 (3.83%) iManage
10 7 (3.35%) Oracle
10 7 (3.35%) Red Hat
11 6 (2.87%) Bloomberg
11 6 (2.87%) McAfee
12 5 (2.39%) F5
12 5 (2.39%) Hitachi
12 5 (2.39%) Salesforce.com
12 5 (2.39%) Veritas