Period
to 24 July 2021

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 July 2021 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 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 112 72 78
Rank change year-on-year -40 +6 +19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 55 67 197
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 1.62% 2.77% 2.99%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.63% 15.73% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 54 157
10th Percentile £340 £254 £211
25th Percentile £370 £350 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £446 £425 £475
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -10.53% +11.76%
75th Percentile £516 £497 £525
90th Percentile £581 £534 £575
Central London median daily rate £450 £413 £458
% change year-on-year +9.09% -9.98% +10.42%

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 376 426 1,293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 11.07% 17.59% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 323 1,003
10th Percentile £271 £211 £165
25th Percentile £413 £348 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £507 £473 £475
Median % change year-on-year +7.25% -0.53% -5.00%
75th Percentile £638 £550 £575
90th Percentile £700 £638 £650
Central London median daily rate £505 £473 £475
% change year-on-year +6.88% -0.53% -5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 29
10th Percentile £13.73 £14.19 £12.04
25th Percentile £13.88 £15.46 £18.50
Median hourly rate £14.25 £18.70 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -23.80% -10.95% +12.30%
75th Percentile £19.00 £26.12 £22.93
90th Percentile £21.40 £33.42 £38.96
Central London median hourly rate £16.19 £18.70 £21.00
% change year-on-year -13.45% -10.95% +10.53%

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 24 July 2021.

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

For the 6 months to 24 July 2021, 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 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (65.45%) Active Directory
3 33 (60.00%) Azure
4 31 (56.36%) Microsoft 365
5 30 (54.55%) VMware
6 27 (49.09%) Microsoft
7 22 (40.00%) Finance
7 22 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 20 (36.36%) Citrix
9 17 (30.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 17 (30.91%) PowerShell
10 14 (25.45%) DNS
11 13 (23.64%) DHCP
12 12 (21.82%) MS Exchange
12 12 (21.82%) Azure Active Directory
13 11 (20.00%) ITIL
14 10 (18.18%) SharePoint
14 10 (18.18%) Migration
14 10 (18.18%) Firewall
15 9 (16.36%) Social Skills
15 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
15 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Certification
15 9 (16.36%) SAN
16 8 (14.55%) Linux
16 8 (14.55%) Disaster Recovery
16 8 (14.55%) SCCM
16 8 (14.55%) IaaS
16 8 (14.55%) VMware ESXi
17 7 (12.73%) vSphere
17 7 (12.73%) AWS

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 12 (21.82%) MS Exchange
2 10 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.64%) Confluence
4 2 (3.64%) IBM Domino
4 2 (3.64%) IBM Notes
4 2 (3.64%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.82%) IIS
5 1 (1.82%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.82%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.82%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.82%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 5 (9.09%) Eikon
1 5 (9.09%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 33 (60.00%) Azure
2 31 (56.36%) Microsoft 365
3 12 (21.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (14.55%) IaaS
5 7 (12.73%) AWS
6 3 (5.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 3 (5.45%) GCP
6 3 (5.45%) Mimecast
6 3 (5.45%) OneDrive
6 3 (5.45%) PaaS
6 3 (5.45%) Power Platform
7 2 (3.64%) Azure Storage
7 2 (3.64%) GitHub
8 1 (1.82%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.82%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.82%) Cloud Computing
8 1 (1.82%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (25.45%) DNS
2 13 (23.64%) DHCP
3 10 (18.18%) Firewall
4 9 (16.36%) SAN
5 7 (12.73%) TCP/IP
6 5 (9.09%) VPN
7 3 (5.45%) Kerberos
7 3 (5.45%) NAS
7 3 (5.45%) NetScaler
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (3.64%) Internet
8 2 (3.64%) LAN
8 2 (3.64%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.64%) Skype
8 2 (3.64%) SMTP
9 1 (1.82%) Cisco ASA
9 1 (1.82%) HTTP
9 1 (1.82%) VoIP
9 1 (1.82%) VSAN
9 1 (1.82%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.36%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) Power BI
3 2 (3.64%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.82%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Git (software)
1 2 (3.64%) JIRA
1 2 (3.64%) Subversion
1 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
General
1 22 (40.00%) Finance
2 9 (16.36%) Social Skills
3 7 (12.73%) Banking
4 6 (10.91%) Legal
5 5 (9.09%) Law
6 3 (5.45%) Financial Institution
7 2 (3.64%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (3.64%) International Banking
8 1 (1.82%) Back Office
8 1 (1.82%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 16 (29.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (18.18%) Azure Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Support Engineer
3 8 (14.55%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (12.73%) Architect
4 7 (12.73%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (10.91%) Analyst
5 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Architect
6 5 (9.09%) Administrator
6 5 (9.09%) Data Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Market Data Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Market Data Support Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Server Engineer
6 5 (9.09%) Windows Server Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Consultant
7 4 (7.27%) VMware Engineer
7 4 (7.27%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Citrix Server Engineer
8 3 (5.45%) Service Analyst
8 3 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.09%) FIX Protocol
1 5 (9.09%) Software Packaging
2 2 (3.64%) LDAP
3 1 (1.82%) COM
3 1 (1.82%) Middleware
3 1 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (1.82%) REST
3 1 (1.82%) Spring
3 1 (1.82%) Web Services
3 1 (1.82%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.09%) Client/Server
1 5 (9.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
2 4 (7.27%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.27%) Replication
3 3 (5.45%) Clustering
4 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.82%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.82%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.82%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.82%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.82%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.82%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 55 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (14.55%) Linux
3 7 (12.73%) Windows 10
4 6 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (10.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (5.45%) Android
6 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.45%) Windows Server 2019
7 2 (3.64%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.82%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.82%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 11 (20.00%) ITIL
3 10 (18.18%) Migration
4 8 (14.55%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (9.09%) Architecture Roadmap
5 5 (9.09%) Cybersecurity
5 5 (9.09%) DevOps
5 5 (9.09%) PRINCE2
5 5 (9.09%) SDLC
5 5 (9.09%) Software Distribution
6 4 (7.27%) Change Control
6 4 (7.27%) High Availability
6 4 (7.27%) Project Delivery
7 3 (5.45%) Change Management
7 3 (5.45%) Information Security
7 3 (5.45%) Risk Management
7 3 (5.45%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (5.45%) Storage Management
8 2 (3.64%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.91%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.27%) Python
3 3 (5.45%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) Java
4 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.82%) VBA
4 1 (1.82%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (16.36%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.73%) MCSE
3 2 (3.64%) CCNA
3 2 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.64%) Degree
3 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (3.64%) MCSA
3 2 (3.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.82%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.82%) CEH
4 1 (1.82%) CISA
4 1 (1.82%) CISM
4 1 (1.82%) CISSP
4 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (1.82%) GIAC
4 1 (1.82%) GSEC
4 1 (1.82%) Master's Degree
4 1 (1.82%) MCITP
4 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.91%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (5.45%) GDPR
3 2 (3.64%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (3.64%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (3.64%) ISO 22301
3 2 (3.64%) QA
4 1 (1.82%) IFRS
4 1 (1.82%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (65.45%) Active Directory
2 17 (30.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (14.55%) VMware ESXi
4 7 (12.73%) vSphere
5 5 (9.09%) Hyper-V
5 5 (9.09%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (7.27%) XenApp
6 4 (7.27%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.45%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (5.45%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (3.64%) Terminal Services
8 2 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.82%) BitLocker
9 1 (1.82%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 8 (14.55%) SCCM
2 6 (10.91%) vCenter Server
3 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (7.27%) SCOM
4 3 (5.45%) Ansible
4 3 (5.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (3.64%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 2 (3.64%) Control-M
5 2 (3.64%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (3.64%) NetBackup
5 2 (3.64%) Netcool
5 2 (3.64%) PowerCLI
5 2 (3.64%) QRadar
5 2 (3.64%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
6 1 (1.82%) Icinga
6 1 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.82%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 30 (54.55%) VMware
2 27 (49.09%) Microsoft
3 20 (36.36%) Citrix
4 7 (12.73%) Cisco
4 7 (12.73%) EMC
5 5 (9.09%) Bloomberg
5 5 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 5 (9.09%) Refinitiv
5 5 (9.09%) Reuters
6 4 (7.27%) Symantec
7 3 (5.45%) IBM
8 2 (3.64%) Altiris
8 2 (3.64%) BMC
8 2 (3.64%) Dell
8 2 (3.64%) Forcepoint
8 2 (3.64%) HP
8 2 (3.64%) Lotus
8 2 (3.64%) NetApp
8 2 (3.64%) Oracle
8 2 (3.64%) Veritas