Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 47 45
Rank change year-on-year -3 -2 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 114 116 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.99% 3.87% 3.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.81% 19.02% 19.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 89 83
East Midlands median daily rate £300 £300 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -14.29% +7.69%
10th Percentile £179 £204 £184
90th Percentile £489 £450 £438
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 9 17
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.50 £18.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.89% -10.00% +11.11%
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% -6.25%

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 678 610 601
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 23.73% 20.36% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 347 309
East Midlands median daily rate £375 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% -12.00% +13.64%
10th Percentile £185 £147 £210
90th Percentile £513 £500 £540
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.00% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 68 69
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.10 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +24.11% -2.76% +7.41%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.00 £9.95
90th Percentile £19.06 £52.50 £26.15
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.53 £16.91
% change year-on-year +5.87% -2.22% +4.61%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +13 43 £388 +16.10% 23
Leicestershire +3 28 £300 - 9
Northamptonshire -19 18 £275 -15.38% 9
Lincolnshire +17 12 £263 - 7
Derbyshire 0 10 £364 +10.23% 9
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (54.39%) Active Directory
3 46 (40.35%) Microsoft
4 44 (38.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (32.46%) VMware
6 31 (27.19%) Office 365
7 28 (24.56%) SCCM
7 28 (24.56%) Hyper-V
8 25 (21.93%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (21.93%) Microsoft Azure
9 24 (21.05%) SQL Server
10 22 (19.30%) MS Exchange
10 22 (19.30%) PowerShell
11 21 (18.42%) DNS
11 21 (18.42%) SQL
12 20 (17.54%) SAN
12 20 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
13 19 (16.67%) Oracle
13 19 (16.67%) TCP/IP
13 19 (16.67%) Migration
14 18 (15.79%) Citrix
14 18 (15.79%) Linux
15 17 (14.91%) Cisco
15 17 (14.91%) Windows Server 2003
15 17 (14.91%) Data Centre
16 16 (14.04%) DHCP
16 16 (14.04%) ITIL
16 16 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
17 14 (12.28%) LAN
17 14 (12.28%) HP

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 22 (19.30%) MS Exchange
2 8 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
2 8 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (5.26%) IIS
4 5 (4.39%) Skype for Business
5 3 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (2.63%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.88%) Apache
6 1 (0.88%) IBM Domino
6 1 (0.88%) NetWeaver
6 1 (0.88%) Tomcat
Applications
1 9 (7.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.75%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.88%) Demantra
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (0.88%) Oracle Retail
2 1 (0.88%) Retail-J
Cloud Services
1 31 (27.19%) Office 365
2 25 (21.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.39%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (3.51%) G Suite
4 4 (3.51%) PaaS
5 3 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.75%) SaaS
6 2 (1.75%) Serverless
7 1 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (18.42%) DNS
2 20 (17.54%) SAN
3 19 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 16 (14.04%) DHCP
5 14 (12.28%) LAN
6 10 (8.77%) WAN
6 10 (8.77%) Wireless
7 7 (6.14%) Remote Desktop
8 4 (3.51%) Firewall
8 4 (3.51%) FTP
9 3 (2.63%) Internet
9 3 (2.63%) Kerberos
9 3 (2.63%) VPN
9 3 (2.63%) WinSCP
10 2 (1.75%) IPsec
10 2 (1.75%) NAS
10 2 (1.75%) Skype
10 2 (1.75%) VLAN
10 2 (1.75%) VoIP
11 1 (0.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 13 (11.40%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (8.77%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (7.89%) Oracle BI EE
4 9 (7.89%) QlikView
4 9 (7.89%) SQLPlus
5 8 (7.02%) Oracle Database
5 8 (7.02%) Relational Database
6 6 (5.26%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (4.39%) Qlik Sense
8 4 (3.51%) Essbase
8 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2014
8 4 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (2.63%) Oracle Database 11g
10 2 (1.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.88%) Crystal Reports
11 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (6.14%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (5.26%) Jenkins
3 4 (3.51%) TeamCity
3 4 (3.51%) Visual Studio
4 3 (2.63%) Bitbucket
4 3 (2.63%) FishEye
4 3 (2.63%) Subversion
5 1 (0.88%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.88%) Hudson
5 1 (0.88%) Maven
5 1 (0.88%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 1 (0.88%) StarTeam
5 1 (0.88%) Toad
General
1 9 (7.89%) Finance
2 8 (7.02%) Retail
3 5 (4.39%) Back Office
4 1 (0.88%) Automotive
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.88%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (14.91%) Support Engineer
2 13 (11.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (9.65%) Analyst
4 9 (7.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 9 (7.89%) Business Intelligence Specialist
5 8 (7.02%) Architect
5 8 (7.02%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (6.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (6.14%) Consultant
6 7 (6.14%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.14%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.26%) IT Engineer
7 6 (5.26%) Support Analyst
8 5 (4.39%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 5 (4.39%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Infrastructure Support
8 5 (4.39%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Technical Support
8 5 (4.39%) Windows Engineer
8 5 (4.39%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.89%) CSS
1 9 (7.89%) HTML
2 8 (7.02%) XML
3 7 (6.14%) .NET
4 5 (4.39%) Web Services
5 4 (3.51%) MDX
5 4 (3.51%) Oracle GoldenGate
5 4 (3.51%) Oracle Streams
6 3 (2.63%) LDAP
7 2 (1.75%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.88%) ADSI
8 1 (0.88%) EJB
8 1 (0.88%) EJB 3.0
8 1 (0.88%) JAX-WS
8 1 (0.88%) JPA
8 1 (0.88%) LAMP
8 1 (0.88%) LINQ
8 1 (0.88%) SAP PI
8 1 (0.88%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.88%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.91%) Data Centre
2 11 (9.65%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.26%) NHS
4 4 (3.51%) EPoS
5 3 (2.63%) Clustering
5 3 (2.63%) PKI
6 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.75%) Data Protection Act
6 2 (1.75%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.75%) Life Science
7 1 (0.88%) FMCG
7 1 (0.88%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.88%) iSeries
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.88%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 114 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (38.60%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (21.93%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (15.79%) Linux
5 17 (14.91%) Windows Server 2003
6 13 (11.40%) Windows 7
7 12 (10.53%) Unix
8 11 (9.65%) Windows 10
9 6 (5.26%) Mac OS
10 4 (3.51%) Windows XP
11 3 (2.63%) CentOS
11 3 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.63%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.88%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (17.54%) Problem-Solving
2 19 (16.67%) Migration
3 16 (14.04%) ITIL
4 12 (10.53%) Business Intelligence
5 10 (8.77%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (6.14%) Collaborative Working
6 7 (6.14%) DevOps
7 6 (5.26%) Application Packaging
7 6 (5.26%) Prototyping
8 5 (4.39%) Agile Software Development
8 5 (4.39%) Commercial Awareness
9 4 (3.51%) Data Migration
9 4 (3.51%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (3.51%) ETL
9 4 (3.51%) High Availability
9 4 (3.51%) IT Strategy
9 4 (3.51%) PRINCE2
9 4 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (2.63%) System Testing
10 3 (2.63%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 22 (19.30%) PowerShell
2 21 (18.42%) SQL
3 10 (8.77%) PL/SQL
4 9 (7.89%) JavaScript
5 5 (4.39%) T-SQL
5 5 (4.39%) VBScript
6 4 (3.51%) XMLA
7 1 (0.88%) C
7 1 (0.88%) C#
7 1 (0.88%) Java
7 1 (0.88%) Scala
7 1 (0.88%) VBA
Qualifications
1 5 (4.39%) Degree
1 5 (4.39%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (3.51%) MCSE
3 3 (2.63%) DBS Check
3 3 (2.63%) MCSA
4 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (1.75%) SC Cleared
4 2 (1.75%) Security Cleared
5 1 (0.88%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (0.88%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.88%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (0.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.51%) SLA
2 3 (2.63%) PMO
3 2 (1.75%) GDPR
4 1 (0.88%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.88%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 62 (54.39%) Active Directory
2 28 (24.56%) Hyper-V
3 16 (14.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (8.77%) vSphere
5 9 (7.89%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.75%) VMware Server
6 2 (1.75%) XenApp
7 1 (0.88%) Docker
7 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.88%) NFS
7 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (0.88%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (24.56%) SCCM
2 4 (3.51%) vCenter Server
3 3 (2.63%) Nessus
3 3 (2.63%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 2 (1.75%) Kubernetes
4 2 (1.75%) SCOM
4 2 (1.75%) WSUS
5 1 (0.88%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.88%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.88%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.88%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.88%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 46 (40.35%) Microsoft
2 37 (32.46%) VMware
3 19 (16.67%) Oracle
4 18 (15.79%) Citrix
5 17 (14.91%) Cisco
6 14 (12.28%) HP
7 7 (6.14%) Veeam
8 5 (4.39%) Dell
8 5 (4.39%) McAfee
8 5 (4.39%) NetApp
9 4 (3.51%) Aerohive Networks
9 4 (3.51%) CommVault
9 4 (3.51%) Hyperion
9 4 (3.51%) IBM
10 2 (1.75%) Brocade
10 2 (1.75%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.75%) SAP
11 1 (0.88%) Google
11 1 (0.88%) SolarWinds
11 1 (0.88%) WatchGuard