Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 2021 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 36 42 27
Rank change year-on-year +6 -15 +28
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 63 23 114
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.32% 3.73% 6.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.66% 17.04% 24.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 12 75
10th Percentile £153 £114 £134
25th Percentile £233 £155 £198
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £340 £335 £343
Median % change year-on-year +1.49% -2.19% +0.74%
75th Percentile £397 £391 £405
90th Percentile £449 £471 £515
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 15
10th Percentile £11.35 " £14.00
25th Percentile £11.88 £14.89 £14.13
Median hourly rate £13.25 £16.44 £14.28
Median % change year-on-year -19.40% +15.13% -18.40%
75th Percentile £14.13 £18.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £14.35 " £45.34
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £19.73
% change year-on-year -6.98% +8.97% -13.14%

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 305 135 459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.93% 21.88% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 83 268
10th Percentile £94 £120 £133
25th Percentile £159 £172 £185
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £320 £335 £325
Median % change year-on-year -4.48% +3.08% -7.14%
75th Percentile £450 £416 £438
90th Percentile £538 £495 £525
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 12 76
10th Percentile £12.45 £10.38 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £12.06 £11.24
Median hourly rate £14.56 £13.75 £14.28
Median % change year-on-year +5.85% -3.71% -18.40%
75th Percentile £17.25 £18.50 £17.50
90th Percentile £22.50 £41.38 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% -

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 20 October 2021.

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
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 20 October 2021. 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 28 £338 +86.21% 17
Northamptonshire +4 17 £358 +40.89% 8
Derbyshire -3 10 £325 -2.99% 18
Leicestershire -13 6 £246 -42.06% 26
Lincolnshire - 1 £400 - 5
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (68.25%) Active Directory
3 36 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 36 (57.14%) Azure
4 32 (50.79%) VMware
5 30 (47.62%) Microsoft 365
6 29 (46.03%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (39.68%) Firewall
8 24 (38.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 21 (33.33%) ITIL
10 18 (28.57%) Linux
11 17 (26.98%) Citrix
12 16 (25.40%) Social Skills
13 15 (23.81%) PowerShell
14 14 (22.22%) HP
14 14 (22.22%) Cisco
14 14 (22.22%) VPN
14 14 (22.22%) SQL
15 13 (20.63%) Cisco Certification
15 13 (20.63%) CCNA
16 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
16 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
17 10 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
17 10 (15.87%) Windows 10
17 10 (15.87%) WAN
17 10 (15.87%) DNS
18 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
18 9 (14.29%) Oracle
18 9 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
18 9 (14.29%) PaaS

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 7 (11.11%) MS Exchange
2 5 (7.94%) JBoss
2 5 (7.94%) NetWeaver
2 5 (7.94%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.17%) SharePoint
4 1 (1.59%) IIS
4 1 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (1.59%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.59%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 36 (57.14%) Azure
2 30 (47.62%) Microsoft 365
3 9 (14.29%) PaaS
4 7 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (9.52%) AWS
5 6 (9.52%) IaaS
5 6 (9.52%) SaaS
6 5 (7.94%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 5 (7.94%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.59%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 25 (39.68%) Firewall
2 14 (22.22%) VPN
3 10 (15.87%) DNS
3 10 (15.87%) WAN
4 8 (12.70%) Wireless
5 7 (11.11%) DHCP
5 7 (11.11%) MPLS
6 6 (9.52%) Skype
7 5 (7.94%) PBX
7 5 (7.94%) SD-WAN
7 5 (7.94%) VoIP
8 4 (6.35%) LAN
8 4 (6.35%) SAN
9 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
10 2 (3.17%) BGP
11 1 (1.59%) Cisco Nexus
11 1 (1.59%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.59%) Network Security
11 1 (1.59%) VLAN
11 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (17.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.52%) Azure SQL Database
2 6 (9.52%) MySQL
3 5 (7.94%) DB2
3 5 (7.94%) SAP HANA
4 1 (1.59%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (1.59%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.59%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2019
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (4.76%) Chocolatey
2 1 (1.59%) Android Studio
General
1 16 (25.40%) Social Skills
2 5 (7.94%) Public Sector
3 4 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (6.35%) Retail
4 2 (3.17%) Documentation Skills
5 1 (1.59%) Automotive
5 1 (1.59%) Back Office
5 1 (1.59%) Organisational Skills
5 1 (1.59%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (38.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 9 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 7 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 6 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 6 (9.52%) Wintel Engineer
5 5 (7.94%) Architect
5 5 (7.94%) Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.35%) Administrator
6 4 (6.35%) Designer
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Designer
6 4 (6.35%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
6 4 (6.35%) IT Architect
6 4 (6.35%) IT Infrastructure Architect
6 4 (6.35%) Solutions Designer
6 4 (6.35%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (9.52%) Middleware
2 5 (7.94%) SAP Basis
3 4 (6.35%) .NET
4 2 (3.17%) ARM Templates
4 2 (3.17%) LDAP
5 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.59%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (1.59%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.11%) PKI
2 5 (7.94%) Public Cloud
3 4 (6.35%) Greenfield Project
4 3 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
5 2 (3.17%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.17%) Thin Client
5 2 (3.17%) Virtual Team
6 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.59%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.59%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.59%) EPoS
6 1 (1.59%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (28.57%) Linux
3 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 10 (15.87%) Windows 10
5 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (7.94%) AIX
6 5 (7.94%) Android
6 5 (7.94%) Unix
7 3 (4.76%) Apple iOS
7 3 (4.76%) Windows Server 2019
8 1 (1.59%) CentOS
8 1 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (33.33%) ITIL
3 10 (15.87%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (12.70%) Root Cause Analysis
6 7 (11.11%) Business Continuity
7 6 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (9.52%) High Availability
7 6 (9.52%) Incident Management
7 6 (9.52%) Migration
8 5 (7.94%) Business Analysis
8 5 (7.94%) Data Protection
8 5 (7.94%) Decision-Making
8 5 (7.94%) Due Diligence
8 5 (7.94%) Identity Management
8 5 (7.94%) Microservices
8 5 (7.94%) Remediation Plan
8 5 (7.94%) Service Management
8 5 (7.94%) Storage Management
8 5 (7.94%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 14 (22.22%) SQL
3 6 (9.52%) VBScript
4 4 (6.35%) Java
5 3 (4.76%) T-SQL
6 2 (3.17%) PHP
7 1 (1.59%) Bash Shell
7 1 (1.59%) C#
7 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
7 1 (1.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (20.63%) CCNA
1 13 (20.63%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (12.70%) MCP
4 5 (7.94%) MCSA
5 4 (6.35%) CCNP
6 3 (4.76%) MCSE
7 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.59%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.59%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.59%) MCITP
7 1 (1.59%) SC Cleared
7 1 (1.59%) Security Cleared
7 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.52%) SLA
2 5 (7.94%) COBIT
2 5 (7.94%) GDPR
2 5 (7.94%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 43 (68.25%) Active Directory
2 29 (46.03%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (11.11%) Hyper-V
3 7 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (7.94%) Docker
5 3 (4.76%) vSphere
5 3 (4.76%) XenApp
6 2 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.59%) Firmware
7 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) SCCM
2 7 (11.11%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 5 (7.94%) Kubernetes
4 4 (6.35%) Ansible
4 4 (6.35%) Nessus
5 3 (4.76%) Microsoft Intune
5 3 (4.76%) Puppet
5 3 (4.76%) WSUS
6 2 (3.17%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (3.17%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.59%) FortiGate
7 1 (1.59%) SCOM
7 1 (1.59%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (1.59%) Terraform
7 1 (1.59%) vCenter Server
7 1 (1.59%) Windows Storage Server
Vendors
1 36 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 32 (50.79%) VMware
3 17 (26.98%) Citrix
4 14 (22.22%) Cisco
4 14 (22.22%) HP
5 9 (14.29%) Oracle
6 8 (12.70%) Aruba
6 8 (12.70%) Palo Alto
7 7 (11.11%) Red Hat
8 5 (7.94%) IBM
8 5 (7.94%) SAP
8 5 (7.94%) Software AG
8 5 (7.94%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.76%) Databricks
10 2 (3.17%) CommVault
11 1 (1.59%) NetApp
11 1 (1.59%) SonicWALL
11 1 (1.59%) Sophos
11 1 (1.59%) Veeam