Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 51 41 74
Rank change year-on-year -10 +33 -28
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 103 141 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 3.83% 4.40% 2.33%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.80% 20.52% 14.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 95 60
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £280 £298
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -5.88% +1.71%
10th Percentile £167 £172 £110
90th Percentile £493 £425 £427
England median daily rate £390 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +11.43% +1.45% +4.55%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 4
East Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £17.44
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.89% +3.23% -3.13%
10th Percentile £13.69 £13.40 £13.60
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.00 £79.79
England median hourly rate £25.00 £16.75 £22.50
% change year-on-year +49.25% -25.56% +28.57%

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 613 687 530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 22.79% 21.46% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 424 304
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -7.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £131 £176 £121
90th Percentile £538 £505 £525
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 73 63
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.86 £15.00 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.73% +11.11% +8.00%
10th Percentile £11.86 £10.29 £10.00
90th Percentile £27.50 £29.90 £35.19
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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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
Derbyshire +19 29 £340 +13.33% 6
Northamptonshire +2 27 £338 -0.37% 18
Nottinghamshire -8 26 £353 +0.71% 16
Leicestershire -21 13 £350 +27.27% 8
Lincolnshire -7 4 £300 +15.38% 5
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 102 (99.03%) Windows
2 72 (69.90%) Active Directory
3 52 (50.49%) VMware
4 43 (41.75%) Microsoft
5 24 (23.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (23.30%) Office 365
6 23 (22.33%) Cisco
7 22 (21.36%) vSphere
7 22 (21.36%) PowerShell
8 21 (20.39%) SCCM
8 21 (20.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 20 (19.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 19 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
10 19 (18.45%) ITIL
11 17 (16.50%) DNS
11 17 (16.50%) SAN
11 17 (16.50%) Amazon AWS
12 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Azure
12 16 (15.53%) Migration
13 15 (14.56%) Hyper-V
14 14 (13.59%) Security Cleared
14 14 (13.59%) SC Cleared
15 13 (12.62%) Citrix
15 13 (12.62%) DHCP
15 13 (12.62%) Unix
15 13 (12.62%) SQL
16 12 (11.65%) Dell
16 12 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
16 12 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (10.68%) VMware ESXi

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 11 (10.68%) MS Exchange
2 7 (6.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (5.83%) NetWeaver
3 6 (5.83%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 6 (5.83%) WebSphere
4 4 (3.88%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.97%) IBM Notes
5 1 (0.97%) IIS
5 1 (0.97%) Site Server
Applications
1 4 (3.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (4.85%) HFM
1 5 (4.85%) Maximo
2 1 (0.97%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 24 (23.30%) Office 365
2 17 (16.50%) Amazon AWS
3 16 (15.53%) Microsoft Azure
4 6 (5.83%) Amazon Glacier
4 6 (5.83%) Boomi
5 5 (4.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (4.85%) IaaS
6 4 (3.88%) PaaS
7 1 (0.97%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.97%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 17 (16.50%) DNS
1 17 (16.50%) SAN
2 13 (12.62%) DHCP
3 10 (9.71%) Firewall
4 8 (7.77%) iSCSI
5 7 (6.80%) LAN
6 6 (5.83%) TCP/IP
7 5 (4.85%) VPN
7 5 (4.85%) WAN
7 5 (4.85%) Wireless
8 3 (2.91%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (2.91%) VoIP
9 2 (1.94%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (1.94%) Internet
9 2 (1.94%) Modbus
9 2 (1.94%) Unified Communications
9 2 (1.94%) VLAN
9 2 (1.94%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.97%) NetScaler
10 1 (0.97%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.91%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.97%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.97%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.97%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.97%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 2 (1.94%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.97%) HP UFT
2 1 (0.97%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.97%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.97%) Oracle Forms
2 1 (0.97%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.97%) WinRunner
General
1 6 (5.83%) Back Office
1 6 (5.83%) Finance
1 6 (5.83%) Retail
2 4 (3.88%) Aerospace
2 4 (3.88%) Automotive
2 4 (3.88%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.97%) Front Office
3 1 (0.97%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (18.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (8.74%) Server Support
3 8 (7.77%) 3rd Line Support
3 8 (7.77%) Support Engineer
4 7 (6.80%) Network Engineer
5 6 (5.83%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 6 (5.83%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 6 (5.83%) Analyst
5 6 (5.83%) Architect
5 6 (5.83%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (5.83%) Windows Server Support
6 5 (4.85%) Active Directory Support
6 5 (4.85%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (4.85%) Desktop Support
6 5 (4.85%) Integration Architect
6 5 (4.85%) IT Engineer
6 5 (4.85%) IT Support
6 5 (4.85%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (3.88%) Windows Engineer
7 4 (3.88%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.83%) IDoc
1 6 (5.83%) Middleware
1 6 (5.83%) RESTful
1 6 (5.83%) SAP PI
1 6 (5.83%) SAP XI
1 6 (5.83%) SOAP
1 6 (5.83%) Web Services
1 6 (5.83%) WebSphere MQ
2 4 (3.88%) .NET
3 2 (1.94%) .NET Framework
3 2 (1.94%) LDAP
4 1 (0.97%) ADSI
4 1 (0.97%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.85%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.88%) Clustering
3 4 (3.88%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (3.88%) Private Cloud
4 3 (2.91%) NHS
5 2 (1.94%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.94%) Mainframe
6 1 (0.97%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.97%) PDA
6 1 (0.97%) PKI
6 1 (0.97%) Public Cloud
6 1 (0.97%) Smartphone
6 1 (0.97%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 102 (99.03%) Windows
2 24 (23.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (20.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (12.62%) Unix
5 9 (8.74%) Linux
5 9 (8.74%) Windows 10
5 9 (8.74%) Windows 7
6 7 (6.80%) Solaris
7 6 (5.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.94%) AIX
8 2 (1.94%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.94%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.97%) Windows 2000
9 1 (0.97%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (19.42%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 19 (18.45%) ITIL
3 16 (15.53%) Migration
4 12 (11.65%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (10.68%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (9.71%) DevOps
7 6 (5.83%) CRM
7 6 (5.83%) Server Management
7 6 (5.83%) SOA
7 6 (5.83%) Technical Architecture
8 5 (4.85%) Change Control
8 5 (4.85%) ERP
8 5 (4.85%) Load Testing
8 5 (4.85%) OO
8 5 (4.85%) OOA/OOD
8 5 (4.85%) RUP
8 5 (4.85%) Security Hardening
8 5 (4.85%) UML
8 5 (4.85%) Unified Process
9 4 (3.88%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (21.36%) PowerShell
2 13 (12.62%) SQL
3 6 (5.83%) ABAP
4 2 (1.94%) C#
5 1 (0.97%) Korn
5 1 (0.97%) Python
Qualifications
1 14 (13.59%) SC Cleared
1 14 (13.59%) Security Cleared
2 12 (11.65%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (9.71%) CCNA
3 10 (9.71%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (8.74%) MCSE
5 7 (6.80%) Degree
5 7 (6.80%) MCITP
6 4 (3.88%) MCSA
7 3 (2.91%) CCNP
7 3 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.91%) MCP
8 2 (1.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 2 (1.94%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.97%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (0.97%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.97%) DV Cleared
9 1 (0.97%) ISTQB
9 1 (0.97%) VCP6
9 1 (0.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.97%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.97%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.97%) PMO
System Software
1 72 (69.90%) Active Directory
2 22 (21.36%) vSphere
3 19 (18.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 15 (14.56%) Hyper-V
5 11 (10.68%) VMware ESXi
6 9 (8.74%) Virtual Machines
7 6 (5.83%) XenApp
8 5 (4.85%) Docker
9 3 (2.91%) XenDesktop
10 2 (1.94%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.97%) NFS
11 1 (0.97%) Veritas Volume Manager
11 1 (0.97%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (20.39%) SCCM
2 6 (5.83%) Kubernetes
2 6 (5.83%) NetBackup
3 5 (4.85%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (4.85%) Puppet
3 5 (4.85%) vCenter Server
4 3 (2.91%) AirWatch
4 3 (2.91%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.94%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (1.94%) Nessus
5 2 (1.94%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.94%) SCOrch
5 2 (1.94%) XenMobile
6 1 (0.97%) HP ALM
6 1 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.97%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (0.97%) SCOM
6 1 (0.97%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.97%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 52 (50.49%) VMware
2 43 (41.75%) Microsoft
3 23 (22.33%) Cisco
4 13 (12.62%) Citrix
5 12 (11.65%) Dell
6 10 (9.71%) Oracle
7 8 (7.77%) NetApp
7 8 (7.77%) Veritas
8 7 (6.80%) HP
8 7 (6.80%) IBM
8 7 (6.80%) Red Hat
8 7 (6.80%) SAP
8 7 (6.80%) Sun
9 6 (5.83%) Nimble Storage
10 5 (4.85%) Hyperion
11 3 (2.91%) Apple
11 3 (2.91%) CommVault
11 3 (2.91%) Symantec
11 3 (2.91%) Veeam
11 3 (2.91%) WatchGuard