Period
to 6 August 2020

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 6 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
England > East Midlands
6 months to
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 33 25 59
Rank change year-on-year -8 +34 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 31 137 107
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.33% 6.50% 3.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.23% 24.77% 16.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 93 71
Median daily rate £330 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.71% +2.94% +13.33%
10th Percentile £174 £136 £175
90th Percentile £500 £502 £484
England median daily rate £400 £380 £370
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 23 8
Median hourly rate £14.39 £15.00 £14.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.07% +0.81% -8.43%
10th Percentile £11.23 £13.75 £11.18
90th Percentile £50.89 £46.88 £16.98
England median hourly rate £24.00 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +29.73% -11.90% +33.12%

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 146 553 640
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.39% 26.23% 22.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 331 374
Median daily rate £315 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £131 £135 £170
90th Percentile £493 £525 £500
England median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 74 77
Median hourly rate £14.10 £14.28 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.28% -18.40% +23.24%
10th Percentile £10.72 £10.72 £11.10
90th Percentile £28.42 £45.61 £20.41
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +3.46%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing Windows Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in the East Midlands.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server in the East Midlands

Windows Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server in the East Midlands

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in the East Midlands.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server in the East Midlands

Windows Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

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 6 August 2020. 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 +4 14 £394 +3.62% 9
Leicestershire +11 6 £250 -3.85% 5
Northamptonshire -2 6 £310 -4.62% 10
Derbyshire +11 5 £335 -16.46% 4
Windows Server
England

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

1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 23 (74.19%) Active Directory
3 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
3 17 (54.84%) Azure
3 17 (54.84%) Office 365
4 15 (48.39%) Migration
4 15 (48.39%) ITIL
5 13 (41.94%) DHCP
5 13 (41.94%) DNS
6 12 (38.71%) Cisco
7 10 (32.26%) Citrix
8 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
9 8 (25.81%) Azure SQL Database
9 8 (25.81%) SaaS
9 8 (25.81%) PaaS
9 8 (25.81%) SQL
9 8 (25.81%) VMware
9 8 (25.81%) IaaS
9 8 (25.81%) Public Cloud
9 8 (25.81%) Cosmos DB
10 7 (22.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 7 (22.58%) Wireless
10 7 (22.58%) MPLS
10 7 (22.58%) VPN
10 7 (22.58%) WAN
10 7 (22.58%) PKI
11 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (19.35%) Data Protection
11 6 (19.35%) Technical Architecture
11 6 (19.35%) SCCM

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 3 (9.68%) JBoss
1 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
1 3 (9.68%) NetWeaver
1 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Project
1 2 (6.45%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 17 (54.84%) Azure
1 17 (54.84%) Office 365
2 8 (25.81%) IaaS
2 8 (25.81%) PaaS
2 8 (25.81%) SaaS
3 7 (22.58%) Azure ExpressRoute
4 2 (6.45%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.45%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (3.23%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (41.94%) DHCP
1 13 (41.94%) DNS
2 7 (22.58%) MPLS
2 7 (22.58%) VPN
2 7 (22.58%) WAN
2 7 (22.58%) Wireless
3 5 (16.13%) Firewall
3 5 (16.13%) PBX
3 5 (16.13%) Skype
3 5 (16.13%) VoIP
4 2 (6.45%) Kerberos
5 1 (3.23%) LAN
5 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) Azure SQL Database
1 8 (25.81%) Cosmos DB
2 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
3 5 (16.13%) DB2
3 5 (16.13%) MySQL
4 3 (9.68%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (9.68%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.23%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (16.13%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (12.90%) Public Sector
3 3 (9.68%) Retail
4 2 (6.45%) Banking
4 2 (6.45%) Spanish Language
5 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Architect
2 5 (16.13%) Technical Architect
3 4 (12.90%) Analyst
3 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Technical Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Infrastructure Technical Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Technical Infrastructure Architect
5 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) Build Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.45%) IT Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Server Build Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (6.45%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) VMware Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (9.68%) Middleware
1 3 (9.68%) SAP Basis
2 2 (6.45%) ADSI
2 2 (6.45%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Public Cloud
2 7 (22.58%) PKI
3 3 (9.68%) Driving Licence
3 3 (9.68%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (6.45%) Clustering
4 2 (6.45%) NHS
5 1 (3.23%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (12.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (9.68%) Unix
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2019
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.45%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (48.39%) ITIL
1 15 (48.39%) Migration
2 6 (19.35%) Data Protection
2 6 (19.35%) Technical Architecture
3 5 (16.13%) Identity Management
3 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
3 5 (16.13%) Service Management
3 5 (16.13%) TOGAF
4 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 4 (12.90%) Server Building
4 4 (12.90%) Storage Management
4 4 (12.90%) Technical Leadership
5 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.68%) Business Analysis
5 3 (9.68%) Change Management
5 3 (9.68%) Decision-Making
5 3 (9.68%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (9.68%) High Availability
5 3 (9.68%) Microservices
5 3 (9.68%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) PowerShell
2 8 (25.81%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (9.68%) SC Cleared
1 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.68%) COBIT
1 3 (9.68%) GDPR
1 3 (9.68%) PCI DSS
2 2 (6.45%) PMO
2 2 (6.45%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (74.19%) Active Directory
2 6 (19.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.68%) Docker
4 3 (9.68%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (6.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (19.35%) SCCM
2 4 (12.90%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (9.68%) HP SIM
3 3 (9.68%) Kubernetes
3 3 (9.68%) SCOM
4 2 (6.45%) SCVMM
5 1 (3.23%) Ansible
Vendors
1 17 (54.84%) Microsoft
2 12 (38.71%) Cisco
3 10 (32.26%) Citrix
4 8 (25.81%) VMware
5 5 (16.13%) Oracle
6 3 (9.68%) Brocade
6 3 (9.68%) HP
6 3 (9.68%) McAfee
6 3 (9.68%) NetApp
6 3 (9.68%) SAP
7 2 (6.45%) Computacenter
7 2 (6.45%) Dell
8 1 (3.23%) Apple
8 1 (3.23%) Clearswift
8 1 (3.23%) Google