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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 17 May 2022 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
17 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 28 44 39
Rank change year-on-year +16 -5 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 74 31 50
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East Midlands 5.43% 3.38% 4.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.84% 18.34% 18.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 20 30
10th Percentile £157 £120 £131
25th Percentile £189 £126 £205
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £325 £218 £303
Median % change year-on-year +49.43% -28.10% -6.92%
75th Percentile £407 £378 £418
90th Percentile £473 £401 £539
England median daily rate £425 £400 £394
% change year-on-year +6.25% +1.59% -1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
10th Percentile £21.50 - £11.33
25th Percentile £21.88 £46.25 £13.48
Median hourly rate £23.00 £47.50 £14.39
Median % change year-on-year -51.58% +230.09% -6.38%
75th Percentile £30.63 £48.75 £27.23
90th Percentile £34.75 - £50.21
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -6.00% +28.21% +4.70%

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 324 169 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 23.75% 18.43% 23.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 104 139
10th Percentile £128 £102 £135
25th Percentile £163 £135 £175
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £310 £264 £325
Median % change year-on-year +17.54% -18.85% -13.33%
75th Percentile £450 £403 £450
90th Percentile £500 £480 £523
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 19 57
10th Percentile £13.83 £12.25 £11.00
25th Percentile £15.00 £13.56 £11.63
Median hourly rate £19.63 £14.61 £14.39
Median % change year-on-year +34.33% +1.53% -6.38%
75th Percentile £23.44 £16.53 £17.50
90th Percentile £37.50 £48.75 -
England median hourly rate £21.64 £17.50 £17.35
% change year-on-year +23.66% +0.89% +2.03%

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022.

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 17 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Northamptonshire +4 18 £350 +28.44% 5
Nottinghamshire +4 18 £210 +47.37% 16
Leicestershire +3 18 £325 +132.14% 9
Derbyshire -3 16 £225 -40.00% 2
Lincolnshire -1 3 - - 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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 74 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (64.86%) Active Directory
3 36 (48.65%) Microsoft
4 34 (45.95%) VMware
4 34 (45.95%) Microsoft 365
5 30 (40.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 27 (36.49%) Azure
7 25 (33.78%) SCCM
7 25 (33.78%) VMware Infrastructure
8 23 (31.08%) PowerShell
9 19 (25.68%) Cisco
9 19 (25.68%) ITIL
9 19 (25.68%) DNS
9 19 (25.68%) Windows 10
10 18 (24.32%) SQL
11 17 (22.97%) Microsoft Office
12 14 (18.92%) Windows 7
12 14 (18.92%) Social Skills
13 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (17.57%) Veeam
13 13 (17.57%) MS Exchange
14 11 (14.86%) Linux
14 11 (14.86%) Migration
15 10 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
15 10 (13.51%) Hyper-V
16 9 (12.16%) SC Cleared
16 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
16 9 (12.16%) Service Delivery
16 9 (12.16%) DHCP
17 8 (10.81%) Citrix

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 (17.57%) MS Exchange
2 7 (9.46%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (1.35%) IIS
3 1 (1.35%) JBoss
3 1 (1.35%) NetWeaver
3 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
3 1 (1.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (22.97%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 34 (45.95%) Microsoft 365
2 27 (36.49%) Azure
3 4 (5.41%) IaaS
4 3 (4.05%) AWS
4 3 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (4.05%) Nutanix
5 2 (2.70%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.35%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 1 (1.35%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (1.35%) GCP
6 1 (1.35%) Mimecast
6 1 (1.35%) PaaS
6 1 (1.35%) Rubrik
6 1 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (25.68%) DNS
2 9 (12.16%) DHCP
3 7 (9.46%) LAN
3 7 (9.46%) WAN
4 6 (8.11%) VPN
5 5 (6.76%) Firewall
6 3 (4.05%) SAN
6 3 (4.05%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (2.70%) BGP
7 2 (2.70%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.70%) Skype
7 2 (2.70%) Wireless
8 1 (1.35%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.35%) Internet
8 1 (1.35%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.35%) NAS
8 1 (1.35%) SD-WAN
8 1 (1.35%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (8.11%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (1.35%) DB2
2 1 (1.35%) MySQL
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
2 1 (1.35%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.35%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.35%) SAP HANA
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 14 (18.92%) Social Skills
2 4 (5.41%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.05%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.70%) Documentation Skills
4 2 (2.70%) Finance
4 2 (2.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.35%) German Language
5 1 (1.35%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 22 (29.73%) Support Engineer
2 21 (28.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 13 (17.57%) IT Support
4 11 (14.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (12.16%) IT Engineer
6 8 (10.81%) IT Support Engineer
6 8 (10.81%) SCCM Engineer
7 7 (9.46%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (8.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 5 (6.76%) Desktop Support
9 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Support
10 4 (5.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support
10 4 (5.41%) Administrator
10 4 (5.41%) Analyst
10 4 (5.41%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (5.41%) Server Engineer
11 3 (4.05%) Desktop Support Engineer
11 3 (4.05%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.05%) LDAP
2 1 (1.35%) Middleware
2 1 (1.35%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.46%) Smartphone
2 5 (6.76%) NHS
2 5 (6.76%) PKI
3 4 (5.41%) Data Centre
4 3 (4.05%) Clustering
4 3 (4.05%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (4.05%) Public Cloud
4 3 (4.05%) Self-Motivation
4 3 (4.05%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.35%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.35%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 74 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (25.68%) Windows 10
3 14 (18.92%) Windows 7
4 13 (17.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (14.86%) Linux
6 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (10.81%) Windows Server 2019
7 7 (9.46%) Windows Server 2016
8 4 (5.41%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.35%) AIX
10 1 (1.35%) Android
10 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.35%) CentOS
10 1 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.35%) Solaris
10 1 (1.35%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.35%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (40.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (25.68%) ITIL
3 11 (14.86%) Migration
4 9 (12.16%) Service Delivery
5 8 (10.81%) Problem-Solving
5 8 (10.81%) Service Management
6 5 (6.76%) Customer-Centricity
6 5 (6.76%) Data Protection
7 4 (5.41%) Change Control
7 4 (5.41%) DevOps
7 4 (5.41%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.41%) Server Management
8 3 (4.05%) Identity Management
8 3 (4.05%) Task Automation
9 2 (2.70%) Business Continuity
9 2 (2.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.70%) ITIL V3
9 2 (2.70%) ITSM
9 2 (2.70%) Problem Management
9 2 (2.70%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (31.08%) PowerShell
2 18 (24.32%) SQL
3 2 (2.70%) VB
4 1 (1.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) SC Cleared
1 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
2 4 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (2.70%) CCNA
3 2 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.70%) MCSE
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.35%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) COBIT
2 1 (1.35%) GDPR
2 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (64.86%) Active Directory
2 25 (33.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.51%) Hyper-V
3 10 (13.51%) VMware ESXi
4 8 (10.81%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (4.05%) vSphere
6 2 (2.70%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (1.35%) DFS Replication
7 1 (1.35%) Docker
7 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.35%) NFS
7 1 (1.35%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.35%) XenApp
7 1 (1.35%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (33.78%) SCCM
2 8 (10.81%) vCenter Server
3 7 (9.46%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (6.76%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (4.05%) Single Sign-On
6 2 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
6 2 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
6 2 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.70%) Packer
6 2 (2.70%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.70%) Terraform
7 1 (1.35%) Ansible
7 1 (1.35%) Kubernetes
7 1 (1.35%) SCOM
7 1 (1.35%) VxRail
Vendors
1 36 (48.65%) Microsoft
2 34 (45.95%) VMware
3 19 (25.68%) Cisco
4 13 (17.57%) Veeam
5 8 (10.81%) Citrix
6 6 (8.11%) HP
7 4 (5.41%) EMC
7 4 (5.41%) McAfee
8 3 (4.05%) Aerohive Networks
8 3 (4.05%) Aruba
8 3 (4.05%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.05%) Zscaler
9 2 (2.70%) Altiris
9 2 (2.70%) Apple
9 2 (2.70%) Dell
9 2 (2.70%) IBM
9 2 (2.70%) NetApp
9 2 (2.70%) Oracle
9 2 (2.70%) Red Hat
9 2 (2.70%) Symantec