Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 79 99 103
Rank change year-on-year +20 +4 -26
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 194 186 165
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.98% 2.64% 2.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.20% 12.96% 11.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 146 128
City of London median daily rate £475 £425 £411
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +3.34% +2.81%
10th Percentile £209 £148 £155
90th Percentile £575 £575 £603
Central London median daily rate £450 £425 £375
% change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
City of London median hourly rate - £16.00 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +52.38% -32.26%
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £10.50
% change year-on-year - +90.48% -32.26%

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 1,276 1,435 1,384
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 19.62% 20.37% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 976 1,097 1,064
City of London median daily rate £475 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +5.26% -
10th Percentile £171 £198 £210
90th Percentile £650 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £475 £488 £475
% change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +2.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 77 39
City of London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% +10.00% -10.53%
10th Percentile £12.04 £14.80 £12.25
90th Percentile £44.80 £25.20 £30.30
Central London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.10
% change year-on-year +12.30% +3.31% +3.43%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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
Moorgate 0 9 £425 +30.77%
London Bridge - 5 £398 -
Windows Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 192 (98.97%) Windows
2 106 (54.64%) Active Directory
3 100 (51.55%) Microsoft
4 78 (40.21%) Finance
5 71 (36.60%) VMware
6 65 (33.51%) Office 365
7 58 (29.90%) PowerShell
8 51 (26.29%) Microsoft Azure
8 51 (26.29%) Windows Server 2012
9 48 (24.74%) SCCM
10 46 (23.71%) Windows Server 2008
10 46 (23.71%) Citrix
11 43 (22.16%) Windows 10
12 40 (20.62%) DNS
13 37 (19.07%) VMware Infrastructure
14 35 (18.04%) SQL Server
15 34 (17.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 33 (17.01%) Linux
17 32 (16.49%) DHCP
18 30 (15.46%) XenApp
18 30 (15.46%) SQL
18 30 (15.46%) Migration
19 29 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
19 29 (14.95%) MS Exchange
19 29 (14.95%) Windows 7
20 27 (13.92%) Firewall
21 26 (13.40%) Banking
22 25 (12.89%) ITIL
23 24 (12.37%) Skype for Business
24 23 (11.86%) XenDesktop

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 29 (14.95%) MS Exchange
2 24 (12.37%) Skype for Business
3 14 (7.22%) SharePoint
4 11 (5.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (5.67%) IIS
5 8 (4.12%) Confluence
6 6 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 1 (0.52%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.52%) MS Project Server
7 1 (0.52%) WebSphere
Applications
1 29 (14.95%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (2.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (2.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (2.06%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.03%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.52%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.52%) SAP BPC
4 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.52%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.52%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 65 (33.51%) Office 365
2 51 (26.29%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (9.28%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (6.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (5.15%) PaaS
6 9 (4.64%) IaaS
7 6 (3.09%) OneDrive
7 6 (3.09%) SaaS
8 4 (2.06%) Serverless
9 3 (1.55%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.55%) Mimecast
9 3 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.03%) Amazon EKS
10 2 (1.03%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.03%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.03%) G Suite
10 2 (1.03%) GitHub
11 1 (0.52%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (0.52%) AWS Fargate
Communications & Networking
1 40 (20.62%) DNS
2 32 (16.49%) DHCP
3 27 (13.92%) Firewall
4 21 (10.82%) Skype
5 17 (8.76%) SAN
6 15 (7.73%) TCP/IP
7 9 (4.64%) LAN
7 9 (4.64%) WAN
8 7 (3.61%) VPN
9 6 (3.09%) VLAN
10 5 (2.58%) NAS
10 5 (2.58%) NetScaler
11 4 (2.06%) Cisco ASA
11 4 (2.06%) Intrusion Detection
11 4 (2.06%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.06%) Software-Defined Networking
11 4 (2.06%) Wireless
12 3 (1.55%) Cisco ISE
12 3 (1.55%) VoIP
12 3 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (18.04%) SQL Server
2 11 (5.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (3.61%) Azure SQL Database
3 7 (3.61%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (2.06%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.06%) MySQL
5 3 (1.55%) Big Data
5 3 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (1.03%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 2 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 1 (0.52%) Amazon Aurora
7 1 (0.52%) InfluxDB
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server 2017
7 1 (0.52%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (4.64%) JIRA
2 8 (4.12%) MSI
3 4 (2.06%) Jenkins
4 3 (1.55%) Hudson
4 3 (1.55%) ProC
5 2 (1.03%) Burp Suite
5 2 (1.03%) Git (software)
5 2 (1.03%) Moq
5 2 (1.03%) MSTest
5 2 (1.03%) NUnit
5 2 (1.03%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.03%) WiX
6 1 (0.52%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.52%) GitLab
6 1 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.52%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.52%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.52%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.52%) WinDbg
General
1 78 (40.21%) Finance
2 26 (13.40%) Banking
3 11 (5.67%) Investment Banking
4 8 (4.12%) Front Office
5 5 (2.58%) German Language
5 5 (2.58%) Russian Language
6 3 (1.55%) Back Office
6 3 (1.55%) Law
6 3 (1.55%) Legal
6 3 (1.55%) Publishing
7 2 (1.03%) Retail
8 1 (0.52%) Advertising
8 1 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.52%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (15.98%) Windows Engineer
2 27 (13.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (11.34%) Analyst
4 17 (8.76%) Server Engineer
5 15 (7.73%) Support Engineer
6 9 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (4.64%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (4.64%) Desktop Engineer
7 8 (4.12%) Consultant
7 8 (4.12%) Desktop Support
8 7 (3.61%) Administrator
8 7 (3.61%) Senior Windows Engineer
8 7 (3.61%) Service Analyst
8 7 (3.61%) Support Analyst
8 7 (3.61%) Windows Server Engineer
9 6 (3.09%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 5 (2.58%) Azure Engineer
10 5 (2.58%) Cloud Engineer
10 5 (2.58%) DevOps Engineer
10 5 (2.58%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (5.15%) .NET
2 7 (3.61%) Node.js
3 5 (2.58%) Web Services
4 4 (2.06%) Spring
5 3 (1.55%) LDAP
6 2 (1.03%) RESTful
6 2 (1.03%) SAML
6 2 (1.03%) SOAP
6 2 (1.03%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.52%) .NET Core
7 1 (0.52%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET Core
7 1 (0.52%) ASP.NET Web API
7 1 (0.52%) COM
7 1 (0.52%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (0.52%) iOS SDK
7 1 (0.52%) JSON
7 1 (0.52%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.64%) Clustering
2 7 (3.61%) Data Centre
3 6 (3.09%) Public Cloud
4 5 (2.58%) Blackberry
5 4 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.06%) Management Information System
5 4 (2.06%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (1.55%) Data Protection Act
6 3 (1.55%) Fat Client
6 3 (1.55%) Hybrid Cloud
6 3 (1.55%) Thin Client
6 3 (1.55%) User Experience
7 2 (1.03%) BYOD
7 2 (1.03%) Derivative
7 2 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.03%) Equity Derivative
7 2 (1.03%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.03%) Mobile Banking
7 2 (1.03%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 192 (98.97%) Windows
2 51 (26.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 46 (23.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 43 (22.16%) Windows 10
5 33 (17.01%) Linux
6 29 (14.95%) Windows 7
7 16 (8.25%) Unix
8 10 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (4.12%) Mac OS X
9 8 (4.12%) Ubuntu
10 6 (3.09%) Debian
10 6 (3.09%) openSUSE
11 3 (1.55%) Android
11 3 (1.55%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.03%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.03%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.52%) AIX
13 1 (0.52%) CentOS
13 1 (0.52%) Solaris
13 1 (0.52%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (17.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (15.46%) Migration
3 25 (12.89%) ITIL
4 16 (8.25%) Agile Software Development
5 14 (7.22%) Information Security
6 12 (6.19%) DevOps
7 11 (5.67%) Change Management
7 11 (5.67%) CRM
8 10 (5.15%) Asset Management
8 10 (5.15%) Configuration Management
9 9 (4.64%) Mobile Device Management
9 9 (4.64%) Vulnerability Management
10 7 (3.61%) Problem Management
10 7 (3.61%) Project Management
11 6 (3.09%) Application Packaging
11 6 (3.09%) OWASP
11 6 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (3.09%) SABSA
11 6 (3.09%) Stakeholder Engagement
11 6 (3.09%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 58 (29.90%) PowerShell
2 30 (15.46%) SQL
3 16 (8.25%) Java
4 13 (6.70%) Python
5 11 (5.67%) C#
6 9 (4.64%) JavaScript
6 9 (4.64%) Ruby
7 5 (2.58%) T-SQL
8 3 (1.55%) Bash Shell
9 2 (1.03%) C++
9 2 (1.03%) Go
9 2 (1.03%) Groovy
9 2 (1.03%) Perl
9 2 (1.03%) PHP
9 2 (1.03%) Scala
9 2 (1.03%) VBA
10 1 (0.52%) C
10 1 (0.52%) VB
10 1 (0.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (4.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.09%) MCSE
3 5 (2.58%) Security Cleared
4 4 (2.06%) CISSP
4 4 (2.06%) MCSA
5 3 (1.55%) CCNP
5 3 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (1.55%) Degree
5 3 (1.55%) MCITP
5 3 (1.55%) SC Cleared
5 3 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.03%) AWS Certification
6 2 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (1.03%) MCTS
7 1 (0.52%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.52%) CCA
7 1 (0.52%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (0.52%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.52%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (0.52%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.61%) SLA
2 6 (3.09%) COBIT
2 6 (3.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (3.09%) NIST
3 1 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.52%) QA
System Software
1 106 (54.64%) Active Directory
2 37 (19.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (15.46%) XenApp
4 23 (11.86%) XenDesktop
5 20 (10.31%) Hyper-V
6 17 (8.76%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (8.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 14 (7.22%) vSphere
9 7 (3.61%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (2.58%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (1.55%) Docker
11 3 (1.55%) Virtual Machines
12 2 (1.03%) DFS Replication
12 2 (1.03%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 1 (0.52%) KVM
13 1 (0.52%) NFS
13 1 (0.52%) VMware NSX
13 1 (0.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 48 (24.74%) SCCM
2 12 (6.19%) Ansible
2 12 (6.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (3.61%) Nessus
3 7 (3.61%) SCOM
3 7 (3.61%) Single Sign-On
4 5 (2.58%) HP Fortify
4 5 (2.58%) Microsoft Clustering
4 5 (2.58%) SCOrch
5 4 (2.06%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.06%) Perfmon
5 4 (2.06%) SCSM
5 4 (2.06%) SCVMM
5 4 (2.06%) Terraform
5 4 (2.06%) vMotion
6 3 (1.55%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.55%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 3 (1.55%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.55%) WSUS
7 2 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 100 (51.55%) Microsoft
2 71 (36.60%) VMware
3 46 (23.71%) Citrix
4 22 (11.34%) Cisco
5 15 (7.73%) Symantec
6 13 (6.70%) NetApp
6 13 (6.70%) Salesforce.com
7 10 (5.15%) HP
8 9 (4.64%) Adobe
8 9 (4.64%) Dell
9 6 (3.09%) Meraki
9 6 (3.09%) Qualys
10 5 (2.58%) 3PAR
10 5 (2.58%) iManage
10 5 (2.58%) Ivanti
10 5 (2.58%) Palo Alto
10 5 (2.58%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.58%) Sophos
10 5 (2.58%) Veeam
10 5 (2.58%) Veritas