Period
to 23 October 2018

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 October 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 57 52 78
Rank change year-on-year -5 +26 -27
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 102 123 76
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.71% 3.94% 2.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.72% 18.92% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 102 56
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £288 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.74% -12.21% +0.77%
10th Percentile £170 £184 £135
90th Percentile £477 £431 £463
England median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +3.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 7
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +78.57% -22.22%
10th Percentile £14.35 £17.70 £12.24
90th Percentile £47.50 £44.00 £51.45
England median hourly rate £23.50 £16.81 £21.50
% change year-on-year +39.84% -21.84% +13.16%

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 610 650 546
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 22.21% 20.84% 16.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 360 390 311
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -16.67% +15.56%
10th Percentile £130 £187 £150
90th Percentile £525 £500 £575
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +3.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 79 62
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.20 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.22% +5.19% +8.00%
10th Percentile £11.24 £10.22 £10.00
90th Percentile £28.00 £43.00 £23.38
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 October 2018.

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 October 2018.

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 October 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
Nottinghamshire +14 34 £400 +16.36% 19
Northamptonshire -2 29 £325 -3.70% 12
Derbyshire +20 21 £340 +36.00% 4
Leicestershire -21 11 £300 +7.14% 15
Lincolnshire -1 4 £300 +7.14% 9
Windows Server
England

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

1 101 (99.02%) Windows
2 72 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 48 (47.06%) Microsoft
4 45 (44.12%) VMware
5 30 (29.41%) Office 365
6 25 (24.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (24.51%) Cisco
7 24 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (23.53%) SCCM
8 20 (19.61%) PowerShell
8 20 (19.61%) Migration
8 20 (19.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 19 (18.63%) Hyper-V
9 19 (18.63%) Microsoft Azure
10 18 (17.65%) ITIL
10 18 (17.65%) SQL
11 17 (16.67%) SAN
12 16 (15.69%) DNS
13 15 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
14 13 (12.75%) vSphere
14 13 (12.75%) Citrix
14 13 (12.75%) MS Exchange
15 12 (11.76%) DHCP
15 12 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
15 12 (11.76%) Windows 10
16 11 (10.78%) Windows 7
16 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
16 11 (10.78%) SQL Server
17 10 (9.80%) Unix
17 10 (9.80%) Firewall

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 13 (12.75%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (2.94%) SharePoint
4 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (0.98%) IBM Notes
4 1 (0.98%) Site Server
4 1 (0.98%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (4.90%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (29.41%) Office 365
2 19 (18.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (4.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (4.90%) IaaS
4 5 (4.90%) PaaS
5 3 (2.94%) Amazon Glacier
6 2 (1.96%) SaaS
7 1 (0.98%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.98%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.67%) SAN
2 16 (15.69%) DNS
3 12 (11.76%) DHCP
4 10 (9.80%) Firewall
5 9 (8.82%) LAN
5 9 (8.82%) TCP/IP
6 7 (6.86%) WAN
7 5 (4.90%) iSCSI
7 5 (4.90%) VPN
7 5 (4.90%) Wireless
8 4 (3.92%) VoIP
9 3 (2.94%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.94%) VLAN
10 2 (1.96%) FTP
10 2 (1.96%) Modbus
10 2 (1.96%) Unified Communications
11 1 (0.98%) Internet
11 1 (0.98%) Kerberos
11 1 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.98%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.78%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.88%) Relational Database
3 5 (4.90%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (4.90%) Oracle BI EE
3 5 (4.90%) QlikView
3 5 (4.90%) SQLPlus
4 4 (3.92%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (3.92%) Qlik Sense
5 3 (2.94%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.96%) Essbase
6 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (1.96%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.98%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (1.96%) Jenkins
1 2 (1.96%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (1.96%) TeamCity
1 2 (1.96%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.98%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.98%) FishEye
2 1 (0.98%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.98%) Subversion
2 1 (0.98%) WinRunner
General
1 6 (5.88%) Finance
2 5 (4.90%) Retail
3 4 (3.92%) Automotive
4 1 (0.98%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 18 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (7.84%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (7.84%) Support Engineer
3 7 (6.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 7 (6.86%) Analyst
3 7 (6.86%) Desktop Support
3 7 (6.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (6.86%) Network Engineer
3 7 (6.86%) Server Support
4 6 (5.88%) IT Engineer
4 6 (5.88%) IT Support
4 6 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
5 5 (4.90%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 5 (4.90%) Active Directory Support
5 5 (4.90%) Business Intelligence Specialist
5 5 (4.90%) Consultant
5 5 (4.90%) Desktop Engineer
5 5 (4.90%) Windows Server Support
5 5 (4.90%) Wintel Engineer
6 4 (3.92%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (3.92%) .NET
1 4 (3.92%) CSS
1 4 (3.92%) HTML
1 4 (3.92%) XML
2 2 (1.96%) .NET Framework
2 2 (1.96%) LDAP
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 2 (1.96%) Oracle Streams
3 1 (0.98%) ADSI
3 1 (0.98%) SAML
3 1 (0.98%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.84%) Data Centre
2 6 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.90%) Clustering
4 4 (3.92%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.94%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.96%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.96%) NHS
7 1 (0.98%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.98%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.98%) PDA
7 1 (0.98%) PKI
7 1 (0.98%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.98%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 101 (99.02%) Windows
2 25 (24.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (11.76%) Windows 10
5 11 (10.78%) Windows 7
6 10 (9.80%) Unix
7 9 (8.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (4.90%) Linux
9 3 (2.94%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.94%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.98%) AIX
10 1 (0.98%) CentOS
10 1 (0.98%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.98%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.98%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 20 (19.61%) Migration
2 18 (17.65%) ITIL
3 8 (7.84%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (7.84%) Problem-Solving
4 7 (6.86%) DevOps
5 5 (4.90%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (4.90%) Change Control
5 5 (4.90%) Server Management
5 5 (4.90%) Vulnerability Management
6 4 (3.92%) Application Packaging
6 4 (3.92%) Customer Requirements
6 4 (3.92%) High Availability
6 4 (3.92%) Prototyping
7 3 (2.94%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (2.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (2.94%) Web Filtering
8 2 (1.96%) Identity Management
8 2 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (19.61%) PowerShell
2 18 (17.65%) SQL
3 5 (4.90%) PL/SQL
4 4 (3.92%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.96%) C#
6 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (8.82%) CCNA
2 9 (8.82%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (7.84%) MCSE
4 7 (6.86%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.86%) Security Cleared
5 6 (5.88%) MCITP
6 5 (4.90%) Degree
7 3 (2.94%) CCNP
7 3 (2.94%) MCP
7 3 (2.94%) MCSA
8 2 (1.96%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.96%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (1.96%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.96%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.98%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.98%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.98%) VCP6
9 1 (0.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.88%) SLA
2 1 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.98%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 19 (18.63%) Hyper-V
3 13 (12.75%) vSphere
4 12 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (9.80%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (5.88%) XenApp
7 5 (4.90%) Docker
8 4 (3.92%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.96%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (0.98%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 24 (23.53%) SCCM
2 6 (5.88%) Kubernetes
2 6 (5.88%) vCenter Server
3 5 (4.90%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.90%) Puppet
4 3 (2.94%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (2.94%) Nessus
4 3 (2.94%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.96%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.96%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.96%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.96%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.98%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.98%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.98%) SCOM
6 1 (0.98%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.98%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.98%) WSUS
Vendors
1 48 (47.06%) Microsoft
2 45 (44.12%) VMware
3 25 (24.51%) Cisco
4 13 (12.75%) Citrix
5 9 (8.82%) Oracle
6 8 (7.84%) HP
7 5 (4.90%) NetApp
7 5 (4.90%) Veeam
8 4 (3.92%) Veritas
9 3 (2.94%) Dell
9 3 (2.94%) McAfee
9 3 (2.94%) Nimble Storage
9 3 (2.94%) WatchGuard
10 2 (1.96%) AppDynamics
10 2 (1.96%) Brocade
10 2 (1.96%) Computacenter
10 2 (1.96%) Meraki
10 2 (1.96%) Mitel
10 2 (1.96%) Red Box
10 2 (1.96%) Synology