Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 88 87 96
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 -45
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 216 217 174
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 3.06% 3.04% 2.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.96% 15.03% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 172 129
City of London median daily rate £449 £401 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.98% -2.85% +3.13%
10th Percentile £237 £176 £180
90th Percentile £588 £675 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £388 £401
% change year-on-year +16.13% -3.37% +2.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 8
City of London median hourly rate £23.13 £27.50 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.89% - +61.76%
10th Percentile £21.86 £13.50 £14.05
90th Percentile £24.40 £27.50 £70.75
Central London median hourly rate £21.50 £27.50 £26.75
% change year-on-year -21.82% +2.80% +57.35%

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 1,444 1,444 1,375
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.46% 20.21% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,087 1,132 1,076
City of London median daily rate £475 £483 £457
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.55% +5.64% +3.28%
10th Percentile £150 £213 £284
90th Percentile £638 £675 £625
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £450
% change year-on-year - +5.56% +2.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 70 54 25
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £15.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.65% -18.42% +5.56%
10th Percentile £13.90 £11.25 £11.75
90th Percentile £25.50 £26.98 £42.00
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.98
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.42% -0.08%

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 -26 32 £575 +130.00%
Moorgate - 4 £400 -
Windows Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 210 (97.22%) Windows
2 130 (60.19%) Active Directory
3 94 (43.52%) Finance
4 91 (42.13%) VMware
5 79 (36.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 76 (35.19%) Microsoft
7 73 (33.80%) Linux
8 55 (25.46%) PowerShell
9 54 (25.00%) Office 365
10 52 (24.07%) DevOps
11 47 (21.76%) Windows Server 2008
11 47 (21.76%) VMware Infrastructure
12 44 (20.37%) SCCM
12 44 (20.37%) Citrix
13 43 (19.91%) SQL
14 42 (19.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 38 (17.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 36 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
17 35 (16.20%) SQL Server
17 35 (16.20%) Cisco
18 34 (15.74%) DNS
18 34 (15.74%) Terraform
19 33 (15.28%) X-Windows
19 33 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
19 33 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
20 31 (14.35%) Firewall
21 30 (13.89%) Windows 7
22 29 (13.43%) Windows 10
23 28 (12.96%) MS Exchange
23 28 (12.96%) ITIL

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 28 (12.96%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.80%) IIS
3 17 (7.87%) SharePoint
3 17 (7.87%) Skype for Business
4 8 (3.70%) Confluence
4 8 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (2.78%) Tomcat
6 5 (2.31%) Apache
7 4 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (1.39%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.93%) CMS
9 2 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (0.93%) IBM Domino
9 2 (0.93%) JBoss
9 2 (0.93%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.46%) Drupal
10 1 (0.46%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.46%) WebSphere
Applications
1 20 (9.26%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.46%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.46%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.39%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.93%) LatentZero
2 2 (0.93%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.46%) Elite 3E
Cloud Services
1 79 (36.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 54 (25.00%) Office 365
3 33 (15.28%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (6.48%) IaaS
5 11 (5.09%) PaaS
6 8 (3.70%) Mimecast
7 6 (2.78%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.78%) GitHub
7 6 (2.78%) SaaS
8 5 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.31%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (1.85%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.93%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.93%) Datadog
10 2 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.93%) IBM Cloud
10 2 (0.93%) OpenShift
10 2 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (15.74%) DNS
2 31 (14.35%) Firewall
3 19 (8.80%) DHCP
4 18 (8.33%) LAN
4 18 (8.33%) WAN
5 17 (7.87%) SAN
5 17 (7.87%) TCP/IP
6 12 (5.56%) Skype
6 12 (5.56%) VPN
7 8 (3.70%) Internet
7 8 (3.70%) VoIP
8 6 (2.78%) HTTP
9 5 (2.31%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (2.31%) HTTPS
9 5 (2.31%) SMTP
9 5 (2.31%) SSL
9 5 (2.31%) Unified Communications
10 4 (1.85%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (1.85%) VLAN
10 4 (1.85%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (16.20%) SQL Server
2 7 (3.24%) MongoDB
3 5 (2.31%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (2.31%) Redis
4 4 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (1.85%) NoSQL
4 4 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.93%) Aerospike
6 2 (0.93%) Couchbase
6 2 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.93%) Hazelcast
6 2 (0.93%) MySQL
6 2 (0.93%) Relational Database
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.46%) DataStage
7 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 14 (6.48%) JIRA
2 11 (5.09%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (4.63%) TeamCity
4 8 (3.70%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.31%) Bitbucket
6 4 (1.85%) Subversion
6 4 (1.85%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (1.39%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.93%) AdminStudio
8 2 (0.93%) Artifactory
8 2 (0.93%) Cucumber
8 2 (0.93%) IBM UrbanCode
8 2 (0.93%) Selenium
8 2 (0.93%) SonarQube
8 2 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.93%) WinDbg
8 2 (0.93%) Zephyr
9 1 (0.46%) Maven
General
1 94 (43.52%) Finance
2 18 (8.33%) Banking
3 7 (3.24%) Financial Institution
3 7 (3.24%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.78%) Law
4 6 (2.78%) Legal
5 5 (2.31%) Front Office
5 5 (2.31%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.39%) Back Office
7 2 (0.93%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Advertising
8 1 (0.46%) Billing
8 1 (0.46%) French Language
8 1 (0.46%) International Banking
8 1 (0.46%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 42 (19.44%) Linux Engineer
2 41 (18.98%) DevOps Engineer
3 39 (18.06%) Azure Engineer
4 34 (15.74%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 33 (15.28%) Azure DevOps
5 33 (15.28%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 30 (13.89%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 29 (13.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 21 (9.72%) Support Engineer
9 20 (9.26%) Analyst
9 20 (9.26%) Windows Engineer
9 20 (9.26%) Wintel Engineer
10 14 (6.48%) Desktop Engineer
10 14 (6.48%) Server Engineer
11 12 (5.56%) Desktop Support
12 11 (5.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 10 (4.63%) Network Engineer
13 10 (4.63%) Support Analyst
14 9 (4.17%) VMware Engineer
14 9 (4.17%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (15.28%) X-Windows
2 13 (6.02%) .NET
3 9 (4.17%) Node.js
4 4 (1.85%) Middleware
5 3 (1.39%) WCF
5 3 (1.39%) Web Services
6 2 (0.93%) 802.1X
6 2 (0.93%) Java EE
6 2 (0.93%) JSON
6 2 (0.93%) LDAP
6 2 (0.93%) RESTful
6 2 (0.93%) Spring Boot
6 2 (0.93%) Vert.x
6 2 (0.93%) XMPP
7 1 (0.46%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.46%) React
7 1 (0.46%) React Native
7 1 (0.46%) Sensu
7 1 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 11 (5.09%) Fat Client
2 11 (5.09%) Thin Client
3 8 (3.70%) User Experience
4 7 (3.24%) Clustering
5 6 (2.78%) PKI
5 6 (2.78%) Smartcard
5 6 (2.78%) Tandem
5 6 (2.78%) Video\Live Streaming
6 4 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.85%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.85%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.85%) Smartphone
7 3 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (1.39%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.39%) iPhone
7 3 (1.39%) Mobile App
8 2 (0.93%) iPad
8 2 (0.93%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 210 (97.22%) Windows
2 73 (33.80%) Linux
3 47 (21.76%) Windows Server 2008
4 38 (17.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 33 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (13.89%) Windows 7
7 29 (13.43%) Windows 10
8 23 (10.65%) Unix
9 13 (6.02%) Mac OS
10 8 (3.70%) Apple iOS
10 8 (3.70%) Windows 8
11 7 (3.24%) Windows Server 2003
12 6 (2.78%) Android
13 5 (2.31%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.39%) CentOS
14 3 (1.39%) Solaris
15 2 (0.93%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.93%) Windows XP
16 1 (0.46%) HPUX
16 1 (0.46%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (24.07%) DevOps
2 42 (19.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 28 (12.96%) ITIL
4 26 (12.04%) Migration
5 21 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (8.80%) Configuration Management
7 14 (6.48%) Root Cause Analysis
8 11 (5.09%) Information Security
9 10 (4.63%) Change Control
9 10 (4.63%) Investment Management
9 10 (4.63%) Problem-Solving
10 9 (4.17%) High Availability
10 9 (4.17%) Problem Management
10 9 (4.17%) TDD
11 8 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (3.70%) Mobile Device Management
12 7 (3.24%) Change Management
12 7 (3.24%) Kanban
13 6 (2.78%) Continuous Integration
13 6 (2.78%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 55 (25.46%) PowerShell
2 43 (19.91%) SQL
3 15 (6.94%) Bash Shell
4 13 (6.02%) Java
5 12 (5.56%) JavaScript
5 12 (5.56%) Python
6 11 (5.09%) C#
7 10 (4.63%) Shell Script
8 7 (3.24%) VBScript
9 5 (2.31%) C
10 4 (1.85%) Perl
11 2 (0.93%) Go
11 2 (0.93%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.93%) VB
12 1 (0.46%) PHP
12 1 (0.46%) Ruby
12 1 (0.46%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (8.80%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (6.02%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (5.56%) MCSE
4 11 (5.09%) CCNA
5 6 (2.78%) Degree
6 5 (2.31%) Security Cleared
7 4 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (1.39%) MCP
9 2 (0.93%) CCNP
9 2 (0.93%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.93%) SC Cleared
10 1 (0.46%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.46%) CISA
10 1 (0.46%) CISSP
10 1 (0.46%) CompTIA Security+
10 1 (0.46%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.46%) MCSA
10 1 (0.46%) MCTS
10 1 (0.46%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (1.85%) SLA
2 3 (1.39%) QA
3 2 (0.93%) FedRAMP
4 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.46%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.46%) GDPR
4 1 (0.46%) ISO 22301
4 1 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 130 (60.19%) Active Directory
2 47 (21.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
3 13 (6.02%) vSphere
3 13 (6.02%) XenApp
4 12 (5.56%) Hyper-V
5 9 (4.17%) Docker
6 8 (3.70%) XenDesktop
7 7 (3.24%) VMware NSX
8 6 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (1.39%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (1.39%) Xen
11 2 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.93%) XenServer
12 1 (0.46%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.46%) Firmware
12 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.46%) VirtualBox
12 1 (0.46%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 44 (20.37%) SCCM
2 36 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (15.74%) Terraform
4 9 (4.17%) Puppet
4 9 (4.17%) WSUS
5 8 (3.70%) SCOM
6 7 (3.24%) Ansible
7 6 (2.78%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 6 (2.78%) systemd
7 6 (2.78%) vRealize
8 5 (2.31%) Nagios
8 5 (2.31%) Single Sign-On
8 5 (2.31%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 4 (1.85%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.85%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.85%) Trend Micro Deep Security
10 3 (1.39%) Consul
10 3 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.39%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 91 (42.13%) VMware
2 76 (35.19%) Microsoft
3 44 (20.37%) Citrix
4 35 (16.20%) Cisco
5 20 (9.26%) Splunk
6 11 (5.09%) HP
6 11 (5.09%) Oracle
7 10 (4.63%) McAfee
8 9 (4.17%) EMC
9 8 (3.70%) Ivanti
9 8 (3.70%) NetApp
9 8 (3.70%) Symantec
10 7 (3.24%) Bloomberg
11 6 (2.78%) Nimble Storage
12 5 (2.31%) Apple
12 5 (2.31%) FactSet
12 5 (2.31%) IBM
13 4 (1.85%) Clearswift
13 4 (1.85%) Dell
13 4 (1.85%) Hitachi