Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 71 78 94
Rank change year-on-year +7 +16 +7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 66 198 183
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 2.89% 3.04% 2.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.02% 15.33% 12.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 56 161 145
Median daily rate £425 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.53% +11.76% +5.85%
10th Percentile £256 £213 £142
90th Percentile £519 £575 £583
Central London median daily rate £425 £454 £425
% change year-on-year -6.39% +6.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £16.00
Central London median hourly rate - £20.00 £20.00

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 412 1,292 1,426
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.04% 19.86% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 303 991 1,095
Median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £213 £170 £201
90th Percentile £638 £650 £670
Central London median daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 34 71
Median hourly rate £27.18 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.40% +12.30% +10.00%
10th Percentile £21.15 £12.04 £14.80
90th Percentile £36.32 £44.80 £23.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +10.53% +5.00%

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 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020, 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 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (51.52%) VMware
3 33 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 30 (45.45%) Microsoft
5 22 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
7 20 (30.30%) Office 365
8 18 (27.27%) Linux
9 17 (25.76%) Citrix
10 16 (24.24%) Finance
10 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (24.24%) Azure
11 15 (22.73%) Windows 10
12 14 (21.21%) Migration
12 14 (21.21%) DNS
12 14 (21.21%) SQL Server
13 13 (19.70%) SQL
13 13 (19.70%) Unix
14 12 (18.18%) Oracle
14 12 (18.18%) Cisco
14 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
15 11 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 10 (15.15%) Data Centre
16 10 (15.15%) ITIL
16 10 (15.15%) Windows 7
16 10 (15.15%) Banking
17 9 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
18 8 (12.12%) EMC
18 8 (12.12%) HP
18 8 (12.12%) SAN

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 4 (6.06%) SharePoint
2 3 (4.55%) Confluence
2 3 (4.55%) MS Exchange
3 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (3.03%) IIS
4 1 (1.52%) Apache
4 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.52%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.52%) IBM Notes
4 1 (1.52%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.52%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (30.30%) Office 365
2 16 (24.24%) Azure
3 8 (12.12%) AWS
4 7 (10.61%) SaaS
5 5 (7.58%) GitHub
5 5 (7.58%) IaaS
5 5 (7.58%) PaaS
6 3 (4.55%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (4.55%) GCP
7 2 (3.03%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (3.03%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (3.03%) Azure Functions
7 2 (3.03%) OpenShift
7 2 (3.03%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 14 (21.21%) DNS
2 8 (12.12%) SAN
3 7 (10.61%) TCP/IP
4 6 (9.09%) Remote Desktop
5 5 (7.58%) DHCP
6 4 (6.06%) Kerberos
6 4 (6.06%) Skype
7 2 (3.03%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (3.03%) Firewall
7 2 (3.03%) LAN
7 2 (3.03%) NAS
7 2 (3.03%) NetScaler
7 2 (3.03%) OpenVPN
7 2 (3.03%) VPN
7 2 (3.03%) WAN
8 1 (1.52%) IP Telephony
8 1 (1.52%) Network Security
8 1 (1.52%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.52%) VLAN
8 1 (1.52%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (21.21%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (7.58%) MongoDB
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server 2014
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 4 (6.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 1 (1.52%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 3 (4.55%) JIRA
1 3 (4.55%) Subversion
2 2 (3.03%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.52%) Serena SBM
3 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (24.24%) Finance
2 10 (15.15%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Law
4 2 (3.03%) Advertising
4 2 (3.03%) Retail
4 2 (3.03%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.52%) Back Office
5 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.52%) International Banking
5 1 (1.52%) Marketing
5 1 (1.52%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 9 (13.64%) Analyst
2 8 (12.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (10.61%) Support Engineer
4 6 (9.09%) DBA
5 5 (7.58%) Consultant
5 5 (7.58%) Oracle DBA
5 5 (7.58%) SQL DBA
5 5 (7.58%) Support Specialist
5 5 (7.58%) Sybase DBA
6 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (6.06%) Office 365 Specialist
6 4 (6.06%) Service Analyst
6 4 (6.06%) VMware Engineer
6 4 (6.06%) Windows Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Active Directory Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Migration Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) JDBC
1 3 (4.55%) LDAP
1 3 (4.55%) ODBC
2 2 (3.03%) JSON
2 2 (3.03%) YAML
3 1 (1.52%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.58%) Management Information System
3 4 (6.06%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.06%) Public Cloud
3 4 (6.06%) Replication
4 3 (4.55%) Clustering
4 3 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.03%) BYOD
5 2 (3.03%) Cloud Native
5 2 (3.03%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.52%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.52%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.52%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (1.52%) FlexPod
6 1 (1.52%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (1.52%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (27.27%) Linux
3 16 (24.24%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (22.73%) Windows 10
5 13 (19.70%) Unix
6 12 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
7 10 (15.15%) Windows 7
8 8 (12.12%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (7.58%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (3.03%) Android
11 2 (3.03%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) Migration
2 11 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (15.15%) ITIL
4 9 (13.64%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (12.12%) DevOps
5 8 (12.12%) High Availability
6 7 (10.61%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (7.58%) Converged Infrastructure
8 5 (7.58%) Problem Management
9 4 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (6.06%) Security Management
9 4 (6.06%) Tech Ops
10 3 (4.55%) Database Security
10 3 (4.55%) ITSM
10 3 (4.55%) Performance Analysis
10 3 (4.55%) Security Hardening
10 3 (4.55%) Server Management
10 3 (4.55%) Storage Management
10 3 (4.55%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 13 (19.70%) SQL
3 6 (9.09%) T-SQL
4 5 (7.58%) Korn
4 5 (7.58%) Perl
5 3 (4.55%) Bash Shell
5 3 (4.55%) Python
6 2 (3.03%) C
6 2 (3.03%) Go
6 2 (3.03%) Groovy
6 2 (3.03%) Ruby
6 2 (3.03%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.52%) Java
7 1 (1.52%) PHP
7 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (7.58%) SC Cleared
1 5 (7.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.55%) CCNA
2 3 (4.55%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (4.55%) MCSE
3 2 (3.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.52%) CCA
4 1 (1.52%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.52%) DBS Check
4 1 (1.52%) Degree
4 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
4 1 (1.52%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (1.52%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.03%) GDPR
1 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (3.03%) SLA
2 1 (1.52%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.52%) Government Security Classifications
2 1 (1.52%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.52%) NCSC
2 1 (1.52%) QA
2 1 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 33 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 21 (31.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.09%) Virtual Desktop
4 5 (7.58%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (6.06%) vSphere
6 3 (4.55%) Hyper-V
6 3 (4.55%) XenApp
7 2 (3.03%) Docker
7 2 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 1 (1.52%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.52%) VMware NSX
8 1 (1.52%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (12.12%) SCCM
2 7 (10.61%) SCOM
3 4 (6.06%) Kubernetes
3 4 (6.06%) Terraform
4 3 (4.55%) Nagios
5 2 (3.03%) Ansible
5 2 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (3.03%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (3.03%) Puppet
5 2 (3.03%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (3.03%) WSUS
6 1 (1.52%) Icinga
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.52%) QRadar
6 1 (1.52%) RSA Archer
6 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (1.52%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 34 (51.52%) VMware
2 30 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 17 (25.76%) Citrix
4 12 (18.18%) Cisco
4 12 (18.18%) Oracle
5 8 (12.12%) EMC
5 8 (12.12%) HP
6 7 (10.61%) Red Hat
7 5 (7.58%) NetApp
7 5 (7.58%) ServiceNow
7 5 (7.58%) Sybase
8 4 (6.06%) Dell
8 4 (6.06%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.55%) CyberArk
9 3 (4.55%) IBM
9 3 (4.55%) Ivanti
9 3 (4.55%) McAfee
9 3 (4.55%) Splunk
10 2 (3.03%) Meraki
10 2 (3.03%) SaltStack