Period
to 16 August 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 August 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 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 97 101 76
Rank change year-on-year +4 -25 -20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 184 163 204
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 2.64% 2.47% 3.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.93% 11.84% 14.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 144 127 155
City of London median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £147 £155 £235
90th Percentile £575 £603 £538
Central London median daily rate £425 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +13.33% -6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 13
City of London median hourly rate £16.00 £10.50 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.38% -32.26% -27.91%
10th Percentile £12.80 £10.05 £11.25
90th Percentile £19.20 £11.35 £19.50
Central London median hourly rate £20.00 £10.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year +90.48% -32.26% -8.82%

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 1,423 1,377 1,444
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.40% 20.89% 21.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,087 1,062 1,183
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +11.76%
10th Percentile £196 £210 £271
90th Percentile £663 £650 £625
Central London median daily rate £488 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +2.63% +2.70% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 40 34
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -10.53% +1.60%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £24.50 £30.15 £23.81
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.80 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.06% +1.71% -2.78%

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 16 August 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 August 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
Moorgate - 1 £325 -
Windows Server
Central London

For the 6 months to 16 August 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.

1 179 (97.28%) Windows
2 101 (54.89%) Active Directory
3 77 (41.85%) Microsoft
4 74 (40.22%) VMware
5 56 (30.43%) Finance
6 55 (29.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (28.80%) Citrix
8 51 (27.72%) PowerShell
9 46 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 43 (23.37%) Windows Server 2012
11 41 (22.28%) Microsoft Azure
12 38 (20.65%) Office 365
13 36 (19.57%) DNS
13 36 (19.57%) Linux
14 35 (19.02%) SCCM
15 33 (17.93%) Cisco
16 31 (16.85%) DHCP
16 31 (16.85%) SQL Server
17 30 (16.30%) ITIL
18 28 (15.22%) DevOps
19 27 (14.67%) XenApp
19 27 (14.67%) Microsoft Office
20 26 (14.13%) Firewall
21 25 (13.59%) SAN
21 25 (13.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
22 22 (11.96%) Windows 10
22 22 (11.96%) SQL
22 22 (11.96%) TCP/IP
22 22 (11.96%) VMware ESXi
23 21 (11.41%) Banking

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 20 (10.87%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.33%) IIS
3 12 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (4.35%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.80%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.72%) Confluence
7 3 (1.63%) Apache
8 2 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.09%) JBoss
8 2 (1.09%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.09%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.09%) WebLogic
8 2 (1.09%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.54%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.54%) CMS
9 1 (0.54%) Drupal
9 1 (0.54%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.54%) nginx
9 1 (0.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 1 (0.54%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 27 (14.67%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.09%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 41 (22.28%) Microsoft Azure
2 38 (20.65%) Office 365
3 20 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (4.35%) IaaS
5 7 (3.80%) Mimecast
6 6 (3.26%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (2.72%) PaaS
8 4 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (2.17%) Route 53
8 4 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 3 (1.63%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.63%) GitHub
9 3 (1.63%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.63%) SaaS
10 2 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
10 2 (1.09%) G Suite
11 1 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 1 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 1 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 36 (19.57%) DNS
2 31 (16.85%) DHCP
3 26 (14.13%) Firewall
4 25 (13.59%) SAN
5 22 (11.96%) TCP/IP
6 16 (8.70%) VPN
7 14 (7.61%) WAN
8 13 (7.07%) LAN
9 10 (5.43%) Telnet
10 8 (4.35%) NAS
10 8 (4.35%) Skype
11 7 (3.80%) VoIP
12 5 (2.72%) Kerberos
13 4 (2.17%) NetScaler
13 4 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
13 4 (2.17%) SSL
14 3 (1.63%) Extranet
14 3 (1.63%) FTP
14 3 (1.63%) VLAN
14 3 (1.63%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (16.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.72%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.63%) SQL Server 2016
4 2 (1.09%) DB2
4 2 (1.09%) Power BI
4 2 (1.09%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (0.54%) Big Data
5 1 (0.54%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.54%) DataStage
5 1 (0.54%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.54%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.54%) MySQL
5 1 (0.54%) NoSQL
5 1 (0.54%) phpMyAdmin
5 1 (0.54%) Redis
5 1 (0.54%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (7.07%) JIRA
2 10 (5.43%) Visual Studio Team System
3 9 (4.89%) Jenkins
3 9 (4.89%) Visual Studio
4 8 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (2.72%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.72%) TeamCity
6 4 (2.17%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.63%) AdminStudio
7 3 (1.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 2 (1.09%) Artifactory
8 2 (1.09%) Fiddler
8 2 (1.09%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (1.09%) Subversion
8 2 (1.09%) Travis CI
8 2 (1.09%) WinDbg
9 1 (0.54%) Chocolatey
9 1 (0.54%) Gerrit
9 1 (0.54%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.54%) Vagrant
General
1 56 (30.43%) Finance
2 21 (11.41%) Banking
3 8 (4.35%) Legal
4 6 (3.26%) Investment Banking
5 5 (2.72%) Front Office
6 4 (2.17%) Law
7 3 (1.63%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.63%) Retail Banking
8 2 (1.09%) Back Office
8 2 (1.09%) International Banking
9 1 (0.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 20 (10.87%) Analyst
2 19 (10.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (10.33%) Support Engineer
3 17 (9.24%) Desktop Support
4 15 (8.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (7.61%) Server Engineer
6 13 (7.07%) Linux Engineer
6 13 (7.07%) Windows Engineer
7 12 (6.52%) Azure DevOps
7 12 (6.52%) Azure Engineer
8 11 (5.98%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 11 (5.98%) Citrix Engineer
9 10 (5.43%) 1st Line Engineer
9 10 (5.43%) Consultant
9 10 (5.43%) Desktop Engineer
9 10 (5.43%) Support Analyst
10 8 (4.35%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
11 7 (3.80%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 7 (3.80%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (8.15%) .NET
2 13 (7.07%) JSON
3 8 (4.35%) REST
4 6 (3.26%) Node.js
5 4 (2.17%) .NET Framework
5 4 (2.17%) Middleware
5 4 (2.17%) Web Services
6 3 (1.63%) HTML
6 3 (1.63%) XML
6 3 (1.63%) XMPP
7 2 (1.09%) Elastic Stack
7 2 (1.09%) HTML5
7 2 (1.09%) LAMP
7 2 (1.09%) React
7 2 (1.09%) SOAP
7 2 (1.09%) WCF
7 2 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (1.09%) X-Windows
7 2 (1.09%) YAML
8 1 (0.54%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (4.89%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.35%) Fat Client
2 8 (4.35%) Thin Client
3 5 (2.72%) Self-Motivation
3 5 (2.72%) Smartcard
3 5 (2.72%) User Experience
3 5 (2.72%) Video\Live Streaming
4 4 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.17%) Clustering
4 4 (2.17%) Public Cloud
4 4 (2.17%) Smartphone
5 3 (1.63%) Linux Command Line
5 3 (1.63%) Private Cloud
5 3 (1.63%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (1.63%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.09%) Derivative
6 2 (1.09%) iPhone
6 2 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.09%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 179 (97.28%) Windows
2 55 (29.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (23.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (19.57%) Linux
5 22 (11.96%) Windows 10
6 19 (10.33%) Windows 7
7 11 (5.98%) Unix
8 9 (4.89%) Mac OS
9 7 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (3.26%) CentOS
10 6 (3.26%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (2.17%) Android
12 3 (1.63%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.63%) Mac OS X
12 3 (1.63%) Solaris
12 3 (1.63%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.63%) Windows 8
13 2 (1.09%) DC/OS
13 2 (1.09%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.54%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (16.30%) ITIL
2 28 (15.22%) DevOps
3 25 (13.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 19 (10.33%) Migration
5 17 (9.24%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (8.15%) Configuration Management
7 12 (6.52%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (6.52%) Server Management
8 9 (4.89%) Root Cause Analysis
9 8 (4.35%) Kanban
9 8 (4.35%) Service Delivery
9 8 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
9 8 (4.35%) Storage Management
10 7 (3.80%) Investment Management
10 7 (3.80%) Problem-Solving
10 7 (3.80%) SIEM
10 7 (3.80%) TDD
11 6 (3.26%) Incident Management
11 6 (3.26%) Performance Monitoring
12 5 (2.72%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 51 (27.72%) PowerShell
2 22 (11.96%) SQL
3 14 (7.61%) Python
4 12 (6.52%) Bash Shell
4 12 (6.52%) C
5 11 (5.98%) C#
6 9 (4.89%) VBScript
7 8 (4.35%) JavaScript
7 8 (4.35%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.17%) Java
9 2 (1.09%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.54%) C++
10 1 (0.54%) Perl
10 1 (0.54%) PHP
10 1 (0.54%) Ruby
10 1 (0.54%) VBA
10 1 (0.54%) XPath
Qualifications
1 20 (10.87%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (9.24%) MCSE
3 12 (6.52%) Security Cleared
4 7 (3.80%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (3.80%) Degree
4 7 (3.80%) SC Cleared
5 5 (2.72%) CCNA
6 4 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (1.63%) MCITP
7 3 (1.63%) RHCE
7 3 (1.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.09%) CCNP
8 2 (1.09%) CISA
8 2 (1.09%) CISSP
8 2 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.09%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.09%) MCSA
9 1 (0.54%) A+ Certification
9 1 (0.54%) CISM
9 1 (0.54%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.72%) SLA
2 4 (2.17%) QA
3 2 (1.09%) FedRAMP
3 2 (1.09%) GDPR
3 2 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.54%) COBIT
4 1 (0.54%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 101 (54.89%) Active Directory
2 46 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (14.67%) XenApp
4 22 (11.96%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (10.33%) XenDesktop
6 16 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (7.61%) vSphere
8 11 (5.98%) Hyper-V
9 5 (2.72%) Docker
9 5 (2.72%) VMware NSX
10 4 (2.17%) VirtualBox
11 3 (1.63%) Virtual Desktop
11 3 (1.63%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.63%) Virtual Servers
11 3 (1.63%) VMware Workstation
11 3 (1.63%) Xen
12 2 (1.09%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.54%) KVM
13 1 (0.54%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 35 (19.02%) SCCM
2 15 (8.15%) SCOM
3 10 (5.43%) Puppet
4 9 (4.89%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (4.35%) WSUS
6 7 (3.80%) Terraform
7 6 (3.26%) Ansible
7 6 (3.26%) SCOrch
8 5 (2.72%) McAfee ePO
8 5 (2.72%) systemd
9 4 (2.17%) XenMobile
10 3 (1.63%) AirWatch
10 3 (1.63%) DatAdvantage
10 3 (1.63%) Microsoft Clustering
10 3 (1.63%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.63%) Perfmon
10 3 (1.63%) PowerCLI
10 3 (1.63%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.63%) Tivoli
11 2 (1.09%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 77 (41.85%) Microsoft
2 74 (40.22%) VMware
3 53 (28.80%) Citrix
4 33 (17.93%) Cisco
5 15 (8.15%) Ivanti
6 14 (7.61%) HP
6 14 (7.61%) McAfee
7 12 (6.52%) EMC
8 11 (5.98%) Splunk
9 10 (5.43%) NetApp
10 9 (4.89%) Hitachi
10 9 (4.89%) Red Hat
11 8 (4.35%) Dell
12 7 (3.80%) Apple
13 5 (2.72%) Nimble Storage
13 5 (2.72%) Oracle
13 5 (2.72%) Palo Alto
13 5 (2.72%) Veeam
14 4 (2.17%) Meraki
14 4 (2.17%) Varonis