Period
to 23 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 23 April 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 41 50
Rank change year-on-year -4 +9 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 96 131 116
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.26% 4.40% 3.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.45% 18.27% 19.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 75 78
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £293 £314
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.66% -6.77% +0.40%
10th Percentile £151 £179 £158
90th Percentile £516 £440 £452
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 8 10
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £14.64 £17.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.87% -14.82% -14.06%
10th Percentile £13.43 £12.40 £10.38
90th Percentile £19.50 £24.68 £23.68
England median hourly rate £21.95 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +25.43% -5.41% -1.99%

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 East Midlands with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 550 717 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 24.43% 24.07% 19.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 341 434 342
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £140 £186 £135
90th Percentile £525 £525 £474
England median daily rate £438 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -0.57% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 56 66
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.83 £15.43 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.92% +10.21% -
10th Percentile £11.20 £11.00 £10.00
90th Percentile £18.70 £20.80 £40.50
England median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £16.75
% change year-on-year +2.53% +1.49% -1.47%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in the East Midlands

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in the East Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in the East Midlands

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in the East Midlands

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server in the East Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in the East Midlands

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in the East Midlands

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

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 East Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 April 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
Northamptonshire +25 29 £325 +30.00% 3
Derbyshire +18 21 £426 +9.81% 3
Nottinghamshire -1 20 £363 +1.75% 2
Lincolnshire -2 13 £485 +86.54%
Leicestershire -17 12 £350 +21.74% 2
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 57 (59.38%) Active Directory
3 50 (52.08%) VMware
4 41 (42.71%) Microsoft
5 34 (35.42%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (31.25%) SCCM
7 24 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (23.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (23.96%) SQL Server
9 22 (22.92%) ITIL
9 22 (22.92%) Hyper-V
10 21 (21.88%) Windows 10
10 21 (21.88%) Security Cleared
11 19 (19.79%) PowerShell
11 19 (19.79%) Office 365
12 18 (18.75%) SC Cleared
12 18 (18.75%) SAN
13 17 (17.71%) Linux
13 17 (17.71%) Cisco
13 17 (17.71%) Windows 7
14 16 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
15 15 (15.63%) SQL
16 14 (14.58%) DNS
16 14 (14.58%) DHCP
16 14 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 14 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
16 14 (14.58%) vSphere
17 13 (13.54%) DevOps
17 13 (13.54%) Web Services
18 12 (12.50%) Oracle

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 11 (11.46%) MS Exchange
2 7 (7.29%) IIS
2 7 (7.29%) NetWeaver
2 7 (7.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 7 (7.29%) WebSphere
3 4 (4.17%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.13%) Tuxedo
5 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.04%) Apache
6 1 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.04%) GlassFish
6 1 (1.04%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.04%) JBoss
6 1 (1.04%) nginx
6 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (11.46%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (5.21%) HFM
1 5 (5.21%) Maximo
2 1 (1.04%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.79%) Office 365
2 14 (14.58%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (7.29%) Boomi
3 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (3.13%) Amazon Glacier
5 2 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.08%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 1 (1.04%) Amazon S3
6 1 (1.04%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (1.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
6 1 (1.04%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (18.75%) SAN
2 14 (14.58%) DHCP
2 14 (14.58%) DNS
3 12 (12.50%) Firewall
4 8 (8.33%) LAN
4 8 (8.33%) WAN
5 6 (6.25%) Skype
6 5 (5.21%) Internet
6 5 (5.21%) iSCSI
6 5 (5.21%) TCP/IP
6 5 (5.21%) VPN
6 5 (5.21%) Wireless
7 3 (3.13%) HTTP
7 3 (3.13%) HTTPS
7 3 (3.13%) Unified Communications
7 3 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (2.08%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (2.08%) SSH
8 2 (2.08%) SSL
8 2 (2.08%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.96%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (2.08%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.08%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (1.04%) Big Data
5 1 (1.04%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.04%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.04%) MySQL
5 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.04%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.04%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (5.21%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.13%) AdminStudio
2 3 (3.13%) Artifactory
2 3 (3.13%) InstallShield
3 2 (2.08%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.04%) Bitbucket
4 1 (1.04%) Bugzilla
4 1 (1.04%) JIRA
4 1 (1.04%) Maven
4 1 (1.04%) MSBuild
4 1 (1.04%) MSI
4 1 (1.04%) Oracle Forms
4 1 (1.04%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 9 (9.38%) Back Office
1 9 (9.38%) Finance
2 5 (5.21%) Aerospace
2 5 (5.21%) Automotive
2 5 (5.21%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.17%) Retail
4 3 (3.13%) Front Office
5 2 (2.08%) Banking
6 1 (1.04%) Games
6 1 (1.04%) Military
6 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (14.58%) Support Engineer
2 12 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (11.46%) Architect
4 9 (9.38%) Analyst
5 8 (8.33%) Administrator
6 7 (7.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (7.29%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (7.29%) Technical Architect
7 6 (6.25%) Field Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Field Support Engineer
7 6 (6.25%) Integration Architect
7 6 (6.25%) IT Support
7 6 (6.25%) Service Desk Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Desktop Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) IT Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (5.21%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (4.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (4.17%) Desktop Support
9 4 (4.17%) Server Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (13.54%) Web Services
2 10 (10.42%) Middleware
3 7 (7.29%) IDoc
3 7 (7.29%) RESTful
3 7 (7.29%) SAP PI
3 7 (7.29%) SAP XI
3 7 (7.29%) SOAP
3 7 (7.29%) WebSphere MQ
4 5 (5.21%) Java RMI
5 3 (3.13%) Software Packaging
6 1 (1.04%) .NET
6 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET
6 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (1.04%) CGI
6 1 (1.04%) LDAP
6 1 (1.04%) Memcached
6 1 (1.04%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.46%) Data Centre
2 6 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.17%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.17%) NHS
4 3 (3.13%) Clustering
4 3 (3.13%) PKI
5 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.04%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.04%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.04%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.04%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.04%) Private Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) RSA SecurID
5 1 (1.04%) Smartphone
5 1 (1.04%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (23.96%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (21.88%) Windows 10
5 17 (17.71%) Linux
5 17 (17.71%) Windows 7
6 11 (11.46%) Unix
7 10 (10.42%) Solaris
8 9 (9.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (4.17%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.04%) AIX
10 1 (1.04%) CentOS
10 1 (1.04%) Debian
10 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.04%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.04%) Windows Vista
10 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.92%) ITIL
2 16 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (14.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (13.54%) DevOps
5 10 (10.42%) Agile Software Development
6 8 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
6 8 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
6 8 (8.33%) Time Management
7 7 (7.29%) CRM
7 7 (7.29%) Network Management
7 7 (7.29%) Scrum
7 7 (7.29%) SOA
8 6 (6.25%) Load Testing
8 6 (6.25%) OO
8 6 (6.25%) OOA/OOD
8 6 (6.25%) RUP
8 6 (6.25%) Security Hardening
8 6 (6.25%) TOGAF
8 6 (6.25%) UML
8 6 (6.25%) Unified Process
Programming Languages
1 19 (19.79%) PowerShell
2 15 (15.63%) SQL
3 7 (7.29%) ABAP
4 6 (6.25%) VB
4 6 (6.25%) VBScript
5 4 (4.17%) Python
6 3 (3.13%) Perl
6 3 (3.13%) Ruby
6 3 (3.13%) Shell Script
6 3 (3.13%) T-SQL
7 1 (1.04%) Java
7 1 (1.04%) Korn
Qualifications
1 21 (21.88%) Security Cleared
2 18 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 12 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (9.38%) CCNA
4 9 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (9.38%) MCSE
5 8 (8.33%) MCSA
6 7 (7.29%) Degree
6 7 (7.29%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (5.21%) MCITP
7 5 (5.21%) MCP
8 4 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 4 (4.17%) CCNP
9 3 (3.13%) AWS Certification
9 3 (3.13%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.04%) CCIP
10 1 (1.04%) CCSA
10 1 (1.04%) CCSE
10 1 (1.04%) CCSP
10 1 (1.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) SLA
2 3 (3.13%) PMO
3 1 (1.04%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 57 (59.38%) Active Directory
2 34 (35.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (22.92%) Hyper-V
4 14 (14.58%) vSphere
5 11 (11.46%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (9.38%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (5.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.13%) BitLocker
8 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (3.13%) Terminal Services
8 3 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (3.13%) XenApp
9 2 (2.08%) NFS
9 2 (2.08%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.04%) Docker
10 1 (1.04%) Samba
10 1 (1.04%) Squid
10 1 (1.04%) Xen
10 1 (1.04%) XenDesktop
10 1 (1.04%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 30 (31.25%) SCCM
2 7 (7.29%) Norton AntiVirus
2 7 (7.29%) SCOM
2 7 (7.29%) WSUS
3 5 (5.21%) Puppet
4 4 (4.17%) Nessus
4 4 (4.17%) WMI
5 3 (3.13%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.13%) ThinApp
6 2 (2.08%) Ansible
6 2 (2.08%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (2.08%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 2 (2.08%) Terraform
6 2 (2.08%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.04%) Cacti
7 1 (1.04%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.04%) HAProxy
7 1 (1.04%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.04%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 50 (52.08%) VMware
2 41 (42.71%) Microsoft
3 17 (17.71%) Cisco
4 12 (12.50%) Citrix
4 12 (12.50%) Oracle
5 11 (11.46%) Dell
5 11 (11.46%) Red Hat
6 10 (10.42%) Symantec
7 9 (9.38%) Sun
8 8 (8.33%) IBM
8 8 (8.33%) NetApp
8 8 (8.33%) SAP
9 5 (5.21%) Barracuda Networks
9 5 (5.21%) Hyperion
9 5 (5.21%) SolarWinds
10 4 (4.17%) Aerohive Networks
10 4 (4.17%) GFI Software
10 4 (4.17%) HP
10 4 (4.17%) Juniper
10 4 (4.17%) Veritas