Period
to 20 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 July 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 of England
6 months to
20 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 54 61 43
Rank change year-on-year +7 -18 -10
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 174 160 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.65% 3.43% 4.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.70% 14.40% 18.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 105 145
East of England median daily rate £313 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.30% -5.71% +16.67%
10th Percentile £144 £146 £164
90th Percentile £463 £483 £550
England median daily rate £350 £350 £346
% change year-on-year - +1.08% +4.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 12 12
East of England median hourly rate £20.25 £15.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.61% -3.13% -28.09%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £56.25 £19.33 £145.38
England median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +31.25% -15.79% -2.56%

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 of England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,108 1,111 1,188
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 23.25% 23.79% 22.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 574 579 652
East of England median daily rate £400 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% -
10th Percentile £135 £143 £155
90th Percentile £550 £573 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 156 148 170
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +6.06% -5.71%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.70 £12.75
90th Percentile £45.88 £47.50 £41.33
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.81 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.14% +1.85% +2.10%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in the East of England

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in the East of England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in the East of England

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in the East of England

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server in the East of England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in the East of England

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in the East of England

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 6 months to 20 July 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
Hertfordshire +2 55 £260 -33.12% 31
Cambridgeshire -8 32 £353 +28.18% 19
Essex +2 30 £325 -23.53% 14
Bedfordshire +6 21 £388 +6.16% 5
Norfolk +23 17 £152 +38.18% 6
Suffolk -7 17 £394 +55.94% 2
East Anglia - 2 - -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 of England region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 174 (100.00%) Windows
2 108 (62.07%) Active Directory
3 89 (51.15%) Microsoft
3 89 (51.15%) VMware
4 65 (37.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 56 (32.18%) Windows Server 2012
6 52 (29.89%) Windows Server 2008
7 43 (24.71%) Citrix
8 42 (24.14%) ITIL
9 40 (22.99%) Firewall
10 38 (21.84%) PowerShell
11 35 (20.11%) SQL
12 32 (18.39%) Linux
12 32 (18.39%) DNS
13 31 (17.82%) Data Centre
14 30 (17.24%) SQL Server
15 29 (16.67%) Load Balancing
16 27 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
17 26 (14.94%) DHCP
17 26 (14.94%) Office 365
18 25 (14.37%) SCCM
18 25 (14.37%) Microsoft Azure
18 25 (14.37%) MS Exchange
19 23 (13.22%) Cisco
20 22 (12.64%) Migration
20 22 (12.64%) Service Management
21 20 (11.49%) Security Cleared
21 20 (11.49%) Windows 7
22 19 (10.92%) IIS
23 18 (10.34%) Change Management

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 25 (14.37%) MS Exchange
2 19 (10.92%) IIS
3 12 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (5.75%) Apache
5 9 (5.17%) Skype for Business
6 7 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (4.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (2.87%) SharePoint
7 5 (2.87%) Tomcat
7 5 (2.87%) WebLogic
8 4 (2.30%) ThingWorx
9 3 (1.72%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.57%) CMS
10 1 (0.57%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 16 (9.20%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.87%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.30%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.30%) Windchill
4 2 (1.15%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.57%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (14.94%) Office 365
2 25 (14.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (9.77%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.45%) IaaS
5 4 (2.30%) Akamai
6 3 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.72%) PaaS
7 2 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.15%) SaaS
8 1 (0.57%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 40 (22.99%) Firewall
2 32 (18.39%) DNS
3 26 (14.94%) DHCP
4 17 (9.77%) LAN
4 17 (9.77%) SSL
5 15 (8.62%) SAN
6 13 (7.47%) VLAN
6 13 (7.47%) WAN
7 12 (6.90%) VPN
8 10 (5.75%) NAS
9 9 (5.17%) Wireless
10 8 (4.60%) Skype
10 8 (4.60%) VoIP
11 7 (4.02%) HTTP
11 7 (4.02%) SMTP
12 6 (3.45%) TCP/IP
13 4 (2.30%) BIG-IP
13 4 (2.30%) Kerberos
13 4 (2.30%) Wi-Fi
14 3 (1.72%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.32%) MySQL
3 6 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (2.30%) Big Data
5 4 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.57%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.57%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (2.30%) Git (software)
1 4 (2.30%) JIRA
1 4 (2.30%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (1.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (1.72%) Rational Rhapsody
2 3 (1.72%) Subversion
3 2 (1.15%) Maven
3 2 (1.15%) MSI
3 2 (1.15%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.57%) MSTest
4 1 (0.57%) NUnit
4 1 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.57%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.57%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (4.60%) Legal
2 6 (3.45%) Telecoms
3 5 (2.87%) Finance
4 4 (2.30%) Retail
5 2 (1.15%) Advertising
5 2 (1.15%) Electronics
5 2 (1.15%) Local Government
5 2 (1.15%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.15%) Marketing
6 1 (0.57%) Automotive
6 1 (0.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 29 (16.67%) Analyst
2 28 (16.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (14.37%) Support Engineer
4 17 (9.77%) Windows Engineer
5 16 (9.20%) 3rd Line Support
6 15 (8.62%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 15 (8.62%) Infrastructure Support
6 15 (8.62%) Operations Analyst
7 14 (8.05%) Administrator
7 14 (8.05%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
8 11 (6.32%) Consultant
8 11 (6.32%) Web Analyst
8 11 (6.32%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
9 10 (5.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 10 (5.75%) Support Analyst
9 10 (5.75%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (5.17%) Server Engineer
10 9 (5.17%) Systems Administrator
11 8 (4.60%) Architect
11 8 (4.60%) Infrastructure Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (8.05%) Middleware
2 8 (4.60%) .NET
2 8 (4.60%) Web Services
3 6 (3.45%) XML
4 5 (2.87%) HTML
4 5 (2.87%) LDAP
5 4 (2.30%) ADSI
5 4 (2.30%) CSS
6 3 (1.72%) Ajax
6 3 (1.72%) ASP.NET
6 3 (1.72%) XHTML
6 3 (1.72%) XSD
6 3 (1.72%) XSL
7 1 (0.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (0.57%) jQuery
7 1 (0.57%) LINQ
7 1 (0.57%) NHibernate
7 1 (0.57%) REST
7 1 (0.57%) Velocity
7 1 (0.57%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 31 (17.82%) Data Centre
2 18 (10.34%) Clustering
3 7 (4.02%) Private Cloud
4 5 (2.87%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (2.87%) NHS
4 5 (2.87%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.30%) iPad
5 4 (2.30%) iPhone
5 4 (2.30%) PKI
6 3 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.72%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.15%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.57%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.57%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 174 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (32.18%) Windows Server 2012
3 52 (29.89%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (18.39%) Linux
5 27 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
6 20 (11.49%) Windows 7
7 16 (9.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 15 (8.62%) Windows 10
9 7 (4.02%) Windows 8
9 7 (4.02%) Windows XP
10 5 (2.87%) Unix
11 3 (1.72%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.72%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.15%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.15%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.57%) CentOS
13 1 (0.57%) FreeNAS
13 1 (0.57%) Kali Linux
13 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.57%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (24.14%) ITIL
2 29 (16.67%) Load Balancing
3 22 (12.64%) Migration
3 22 (12.64%) Service Management
4 18 (10.34%) Change Management
5 13 (7.47%) High Availability
6 12 (6.90%) Problem-Solving
7 9 (5.17%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (5.17%) Identity Management
7 9 (5.17%) Network Optimisation
7 9 (5.17%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (5.17%) Secure Coding
7 9 (5.17%) SIEM
7 9 (5.17%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 8 (4.60%) Information Security
8 8 (4.60%) Problem Management
8 8 (4.60%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 8 (4.60%) Validation
9 7 (4.02%) ITIL V3
9 7 (4.02%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 38 (21.84%) PowerShell
2 35 (20.11%) SQL
3 13 (7.47%) JavaScript
4 6 (3.45%) C#
5 5 (2.87%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.87%) C
5 5 (2.87%) Shell Script
6 4 (2.30%) Java
6 4 (2.30%) VBScript
7 3 (1.72%) Perl
7 3 (1.72%) PHP
7 3 (1.72%) Python
7 3 (1.72%) VB
8 2 (1.15%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.57%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 20 (11.49%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (6.32%) SC Cleared
4 10 (5.75%) Degree
5 8 (4.60%) MCSE
6 5 (2.87%) CCIE
6 5 (2.87%) MCSA
7 3 (1.72%) CCNA
7 3 (1.72%) DBS Check
7 3 (1.72%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.15%) MCP
9 1 (0.57%) CISSP
9 1 (0.57%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.57%) EMC Certification
9 1 (0.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.32%) SLA
2 4 (2.30%) HL7
3 2 (1.15%) PMO
4 1 (0.57%) GDPR
4 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 108 (62.07%) Active Directory
2 65 (37.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (9.20%) Hyper-V
4 14 (8.05%) Squid
5 11 (6.32%) XenApp
6 7 (4.02%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (3.45%) VirtualBox
7 6 (3.45%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.87%) Xen
9 4 (2.30%) Docker
9 4 (2.30%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (1.72%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.72%) XenServer
11 2 (1.15%) vSphere
12 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.57%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.57%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (14.37%) SCCM
2 12 (6.90%) SCOM
3 11 (6.32%) WSUS
4 9 (5.17%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (2.30%) Ansible
5 4 (2.30%) Backup Exec
5 4 (2.30%) SolarWinds Orion
5 4 (2.30%) Terraform
5 4 (2.30%) vRealize
5 4 (2.30%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 3 (1.72%) Failover Clustering
6 3 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (1.72%) Rancher
7 2 (1.15%) NetBackup
7 2 (1.15%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (0.57%) Nagios
8 1 (0.57%) Nessus
8 1 (0.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 89 (51.15%) Microsoft
1 89 (51.15%) VMware
2 43 (24.71%) Citrix
3 23 (13.22%) Cisco
4 16 (9.20%) HP
5 15 (8.62%) Red Hat
6 11 (6.32%) Oracle
6 11 (6.32%) Veeam
7 8 (4.60%) Dell
8 7 (4.02%) McAfee
8 7 (4.02%) Symantec
9 5 (2.87%) Apple
9 5 (2.87%) Aruba
9 5 (2.87%) Mitel
9 5 (2.87%) Sophos
10 4 (2.30%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.30%) Cloudera
10 4 (2.30%) F5
10 4 (2.30%) PTC
10 4 (2.30%) SolarWinds