Period
to 27 February 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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 32 49 41
Rank change year-on-year +17 -8 +17
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 77 102 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 4.99% 4.14% 4.54%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.95% 16.97% 20.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 48 70 82
East Midlands median daily rate £303 £350 £289
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.57% +21.21% -7.97%
10th Percentile £133 £179 £180
90th Percentile £447 £507 £438
England median daily rate £375 £391 £350
% change year-on-year -4.15% +11.79% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 9
East Midlands median hourly rate £14.39 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.16% +3.33% -13.98%
10th Percentile £11.73 £13.43 £13.00
90th Percentile £43.64 £35.50 £44.00
England median hourly rate £19.50 £22.40 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.95% +31.76% -15.00%

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 386 601 681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 25.00% 24.40% 22.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 382 397
East Midlands median daily rate £313 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £135 £140 £183
90th Percentile £500 £538 £527
England median daily rate £413 £435 £430
% change year-on-year -5.06% +1.16% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 61 71
East Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +3.33% +13.21%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.13 £10.29
90th Percentile £17.50 £32.50 £29.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.41 £17.25
% change year-on-year +0.52% +0.93% +4.55%

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 2020.

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 27 February 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
Northamptonshire +17 23 £290 -10.69% 12
Nottinghamshire +18 21 £313 -6.72% 21
Leicestershire +16 19 £263 -25.00% 16
Derbyshire -17 5 £246 -45.28% 12
Lincolnshire -4 3 £400 +33.33% 10
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (67.53%) Active Directory
3 34 (44.16%) Microsoft
4 32 (41.56%) Office 365
5 29 (37.66%) DNS
5 29 (37.66%) VMware
6 26 (33.77%) DHCP
6 26 (33.77%) Citrix
7 17 (22.08%) SCCM
8 15 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
8 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (19.48%) SQL Server
9 14 (18.18%) PowerShell
9 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (16.88%) Windows 10
10 13 (16.88%) SQL
10 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (15.58%) Cisco
11 12 (15.58%) Migration
11 12 (15.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (15.58%) Hyper-V
12 11 (14.29%) MCSE
13 10 (12.99%) Firewall
13 10 (12.99%) Telecoms
14 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Office
14 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
14 8 (10.39%) Azure
14 8 (10.39%) AWS
15 7 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
15 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared

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 (9.09%) MS Exchange
2 3 (3.90%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (3.90%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.60%) IIS
4 1 (1.30%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (10.39%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 32 (41.56%) Office 365
2 8 (10.39%) AWS
2 8 (10.39%) Azure
3 4 (5.19%) G Suite
4 1 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
4 1 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (37.66%) DNS
2 26 (33.77%) DHCP
3 10 (12.99%) Firewall
4 7 (9.09%) SAN
5 6 (7.79%) LAN
5 6 (7.79%) VPN
6 3 (3.90%) Internet
6 3 (3.90%) WAN
7 2 (2.60%) BGP
7 2 (2.60%) DMZ
7 2 (2.60%) EIGRP
7 2 (2.60%) FTP
7 2 (2.60%) MPLS
7 2 (2.60%) OSPF
7 2 (2.60%) RIP
7 2 (2.60%) SNMP
7 2 (2.60%) SSL
7 2 (2.60%) TACACS
7 2 (2.60%) TCP/IP
7 2 (2.60%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (19.48%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.90%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.30%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.30%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.30%) Bitbucket
1 1 (1.30%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.30%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.30%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 10 (12.99%) Telecoms
2 5 (6.49%) Public Sector
3 2 (2.60%) Finance
3 2 (2.60%) Law
3 2 (2.60%) Retail
4 1 (1.30%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (15.58%) Active Directory Engineer
1 12 (15.58%) Windows Engineer
2 11 (14.29%) Architect
2 11 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 9 (11.69%) Support Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Citrix Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (10.39%) Windows Server Engineer
4 8 (10.39%) Wintel Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Citrix Server Engineer
5 7 (9.09%) Wintel Server Engineer
6 6 (7.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (7.79%) Analyst
7 5 (6.49%) Build Engineer
7 5 (6.49%) IT Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) Active Directory Migration Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) AWS Engineer
8 4 (5.19%) AWS Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.30%) .NET
1 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (1.30%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (1.30%) CSS
1 1 (1.30%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
2 6 (7.79%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.79%) NHS
3 4 (5.19%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (5.19%) Driving Licence
4 3 (3.90%) Handset
4 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.60%) Clustering
5 2 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
5 2 (2.60%) Linux Command Line
5 2 (2.60%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.30%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.30%) iPhone
6 1 (1.30%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 77 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (19.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (16.88%) Windows 10
5 8 (10.39%) Windows 7
6 6 (7.79%) Unix
7 5 (6.49%) Linux
8 1 (1.30%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.30%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.30%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
8 1 (1.30%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.58%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 12 (15.58%) Migration
2 7 (9.09%) Project Delivery
3 6 (7.79%) Deployment Automation
3 6 (7.79%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (6.49%) Decision-Making
4 5 (6.49%) ITIL
4 5 (6.49%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (5.19%) Server Building
5 4 (5.19%) Server Virtualisation
5 4 (5.19%) Service Design
5 4 (5.19%) System Testing
5 4 (5.19%) Test Management
5 4 (5.19%) UML
6 3 (3.90%) Business Continuity
7 2 (2.60%) Process Management
7 2 (2.60%) Quality Management
7 2 (2.60%) Scrum
7 2 (2.60%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.60%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 14 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 13 (16.88%) SQL
3 3 (3.90%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 13 (16.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (14.29%) MCSE
3 7 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.60%) CCIP
4 2 (2.60%) CCNA
4 2 (2.60%) CCNP
4 2 (2.60%) CCSA
4 2 (2.60%) CCSE
4 2 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.60%) Degree
4 2 (2.60%) MCP
4 2 (2.60%) MCSA
4 2 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.30%) MBCS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.90%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (3.90%) NCSC
1 3 (3.90%) NIST
1 3 (3.90%) SLA
System Software
1 52 (67.53%) Active Directory
2 15 (19.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (15.58%) Hyper-V
4 7 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (5.19%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 4 (5.19%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.30%) Docker
6 1 (1.30%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (22.08%) SCCM
2 6 (7.79%) HP SIM
2 6 (7.79%) SCOM
3 3 (3.90%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.90%) Nessus
3 3 (3.90%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (3.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (2.60%) Kubernetes
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.60%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.30%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.30%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.30%) Terraform
5 1 (1.30%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 34 (44.16%) Microsoft
2 29 (37.66%) VMware
3 26 (33.77%) Citrix
4 12 (15.58%) Cisco
5 6 (7.79%) Google
5 6 (7.79%) HP
5 6 (7.79%) NetApp
6 5 (6.49%) CheckPoint
7 4 (5.19%) Brocade
7 4 (5.19%) Oracle
7 4 (5.19%) Symantec
8 3 (3.90%) GFI Software
9 2 (2.60%) Alcatel-Lucent
9 2 (2.60%) CommVault
9 2 (2.60%) Dell
9 2 (2.60%) F5
9 2 (2.60%) Juniper
9 2 (2.60%) Sophos
10 1 (1.30%) EMC
10 1 (1.30%) Lotus