Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 67 74 41
Rank change year-on-year +7 -33 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 156 132 205
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.51% 3.02% 4.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.62% 12.48% 17.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 82 127
East of England median daily rate £325 £320 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.56% +16.36% -8.33%
10th Percentile £130 £148 £170
90th Percentile £488 £522 £450
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 18
East of England median hourly rate £19.52 £16.50 £37.03
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.30% -55.44% +76.32%
10th Percentile £13.97 £10.63 £14.50
90th Percentile £31.63 £19.50 £88.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year -5.41% -1.33% -1.32%

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 999 1,058 1,143
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 22.49% 24.24% 22.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 537 575 591
East of England median daily rate £363 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.57% - -
10th Percentile £130 £155 £150
90th Percentile £550 £541 £538
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 136 145 220
East of England median hourly rate £15.25 £21.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.38% +20.00% +6.06%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.19 £11.96
90th Percentile £46.88 £43.25 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.14 £16.64 £17.00
% change year-on-year +2.97% -2.12% +6.25%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +3 35 £325 -2.99% 40
Essex +9 31 £325 -16.67% 15
Cambridgeshire -19 29 £295 -1.67% 21
Bedfordshire +3 27 £325 -13.33% 6
Suffolk +4 17 £390 +54.46% 10
Norfolk +8 15 £151 -59.73% 4
East Anglia - 2 - -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 156 (100.00%) Windows
2 104 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 88 (56.41%) VMware
4 75 (48.08%) Microsoft
5 54 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
6 48 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (26.28%) SCCM
7 41 (26.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 41 (26.28%) Firewall
8 39 (25.00%) Citrix
9 34 (21.79%) SQL Server
10 33 (21.15%) ITIL
11 32 (20.51%) SQL
11 32 (20.51%) MS Exchange
12 31 (19.87%) Data Centre
13 28 (17.95%) Cisco
14 27 (17.31%) DNS
15 24 (15.38%) PowerShell
16 23 (14.74%) Office 365
16 23 (14.74%) HP
16 23 (14.74%) DHCP
16 23 (14.74%) Linux
16 23 (14.74%) SAN
16 23 (14.74%) Windows Server 2003
17 22 (14.10%) Windows 7
18 19 (12.18%) LAN
18 19 (12.18%) VPN
18 19 (12.18%) vSphere
19 17 (10.90%) Hyper-V
19 17 (10.90%) XenApp

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 32 (20.51%) MS Exchange
2 13 (8.33%) IIS
3 12 (7.69%) Skype for Business
4 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (5.77%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (3.21%) SharePoint
7 4 (2.56%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.28%) Drupal
9 1 (0.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.64%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.64%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.64%) SAS
9 1 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 13 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.28%) AutoCAD
2 2 (1.28%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.28%) Raiser's Edge
2 1 (0.64%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 23 (14.74%) Office 365
2 11 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (4.49%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.28%) IaaS
4 2 (1.28%) SaaS
5 1 (0.64%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.64%) G Suite
5 1 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (0.64%) NuGet
5 1 (0.64%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 41 (26.28%) Firewall
2 27 (17.31%) DNS
3 23 (14.74%) DHCP
3 23 (14.74%) SAN
4 19 (12.18%) LAN
4 19 (12.18%) VPN
5 16 (10.26%) SSL
5 16 (10.26%) WAN
6 13 (8.33%) SMTP
6 13 (8.33%) VoIP
7 11 (7.05%) Skype
8 10 (6.41%) SNMP
8 10 (6.41%) Wireshark
9 9 (5.77%) Fibre Channel
9 9 (5.77%) NAS
9 9 (5.77%) TCP/IP
9 9 (5.77%) VLAN
10 8 (5.13%) iSCSI
10 8 (5.13%) Junos
10 8 (5.13%) NX-OS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (21.79%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 10 (6.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (3.85%) MySQL
4 4 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (2.56%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.56%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.64%) DB2
6 1 (0.64%) GIS
6 1 (0.64%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (0.64%) Impala
6 1 (0.64%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.64%) PowerCenter
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (5.13%) Visual Studio
2 5 (3.21%) Git (software)
2 5 (3.21%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (2.56%) JIRA
3 4 (2.56%) MSI
4 3 (1.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (1.92%) Subversion
5 2 (1.28%) Maven
5 2 (1.28%) WinDbg
6 1 (0.64%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.64%) MSTest
6 1 (0.64%) NUnit
6 1 (0.64%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.64%) PhpStorm
6 1 (0.64%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 8 (5.13%) Finance
1 8 (5.13%) Telecoms
2 5 (3.21%) Legal
3 2 (1.28%) Advertising
3 2 (1.28%) Back Office
3 2 (1.28%) Electronics
3 2 (1.28%) Local Government
3 2 (1.28%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.28%) Marketing
4 1 (0.64%) French Language
4 1 (0.64%) Military
Job Titles
1 31 (19.87%) Analyst
2 25 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (13.46%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 21 (13.46%) Support Engineer
4 14 (8.97%) Windows Engineer
5 11 (7.05%) 3rd Line Support
5 11 (7.05%) Architect
5 11 (7.05%) Developer
5 11 (7.05%) Server Engineer
5 11 (7.05%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (6.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 10 (6.41%) Administrator
6 10 (6.41%) Infrastructure Support
7 9 (5.77%) Operations Analyst
8 8 (5.13%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
8 8 (5.13%) SCCM Engineer
9 7 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 7 (4.49%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
9 7 (4.49%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.49%) Wintel Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.77%) .NET
1 9 (5.77%) XML
2 8 (5.13%) CSS
2 8 (5.13%) HTML
2 8 (5.13%) Middleware
3 7 (4.49%) 802.1X
3 7 (4.49%) Ajax
4 6 (3.85%) .NET Framework
4 6 (3.85%) ASP.NET
5 5 (3.21%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (3.21%) LINQ
5 5 (3.21%) WCF
6 4 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
6 4 (2.56%) Entity Framework
6 4 (2.56%) jQuery
6 4 (2.56%) LINQ to SQL
6 4 (2.56%) RequireJS
6 4 (2.56%) Web Services
7 3 (1.92%) KnockoutJS
7 3 (1.92%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (19.87%) Data Centre
2 10 (6.41%) Clustering
3 6 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
4 4 (2.56%) iPad
4 4 (2.56%) iPhone
4 4 (2.56%) W3C
5 3 (1.92%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.92%) NHS
5 3 (1.92%) PKI
5 3 (1.92%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.28%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.28%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.64%) Computer Science
7 1 (0.64%) HP Storage
7 1 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.64%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.64%) Replication
7 1 (0.64%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 156 (100.00%) Windows
2 48 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (26.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (14.74%) Linux
4 23 (14.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 22 (14.10%) Windows 7
6 16 (10.26%) Windows 8
7 15 (9.62%) Windows 10
8 9 (5.77%) Windows XP
9 7 (4.49%) Windows Vista
10 6 (3.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.92%) Kali Linux
11 3 (1.92%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.28%) Unix
13 1 (0.64%) Android
13 1 (0.64%) CentOS
13 1 (0.64%) FreeNAS
13 1 (0.64%) Solaris
13 1 (0.64%) VMS
13 1 (0.64%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (21.15%) ITIL
2 16 (10.26%) Load Balancing
3 15 (9.62%) Migration
4 13 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (7.69%) Information Security
6 10 (6.41%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (5.77%) Change Management
7 9 (5.77%) Network Optimisation
7 9 (5.77%) Service Management
8 8 (5.13%) High Availability
9 7 (4.49%) Performance Monitoring
9 7 (4.49%) SDLC
9 7 (4.49%) Secure Coding
10 6 (3.85%) Business Continuity
10 6 (3.85%) Identity Management
10 6 (3.85%) MVC
10 6 (3.85%) Penetration Testing
10 6 (3.85%) SIEM
10 6 (3.85%) Validation
10 6 (3.85%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 32 (20.51%) SQL
2 24 (15.38%) PowerShell
3 8 (5.13%) JavaScript
4 7 (4.49%) C
4 7 (4.49%) C#
5 5 (3.21%) Java
5 5 (3.21%) PHP
5 5 (3.21%) Python
6 3 (1.92%) Perl
7 2 (1.28%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.28%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.64%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (8.33%) Security Cleared
2 12 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (7.05%) Degree
3 11 (7.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (3.85%) MCSE
5 5 (3.21%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.21%) MCP
6 4 (2.56%) CCNA
6 4 (2.56%) MCSA
7 3 (1.92%) CCIE
7 3 (1.92%) CISSP
7 3 (1.92%) SC Cleared
8 2 (1.28%) CCA
8 2 (1.28%) CCNP
8 2 (1.28%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (1.28%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.64%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.64%) MCITP
9 1 (0.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.77%) SLA
2 1 (0.64%) GDPR
2 1 (0.64%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.64%) JSP 440
2 1 (0.64%) QA
System Software
1 104 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 54 (34.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (12.18%) vSphere
4 17 (10.90%) Hyper-V
4 17 (10.90%) XenApp
5 9 (5.77%) DFS Replication
5 9 (5.77%) Virtual Desktop
6 8 (5.13%) NFS
7 7 (4.49%) Squid
7 7 (4.49%) XenDesktop
8 6 (3.85%) VirtualBox
9 5 (3.21%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 4 (2.56%) Docker
10 4 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.92%) BitLocker
11 3 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (1.92%) XenServer
12 2 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
13 1 (0.64%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 41 (26.28%) SCCM
2 12 (7.69%) vCenter Server
3 9 (5.77%) McAfee ePO
3 9 (5.77%) SCOM
4 8 (5.13%) Microsoft Clustering
5 6 (3.85%) WSUS
6 4 (2.56%) SolarWinds Orion
7 3 (1.92%) Backup Exec
7 3 (1.92%) Nessus
7 3 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.92%) Rancher
7 3 (1.92%) vMotion
8 2 (1.28%) HP ALM
8 2 (1.28%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.28%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.64%) AirWatch
9 1 (0.64%) Ansible
9 1 (0.64%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.64%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.64%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 88 (56.41%) VMware
2 75 (48.08%) Microsoft
3 39 (25.00%) Citrix
4 28 (17.95%) Cisco
5 23 (14.74%) HP
6 14 (8.97%) McAfee
7 12 (7.69%) NetApp
8 11 (7.05%) Veeam
9 10 (6.41%) Clearswift
10 9 (5.77%) Huawei
10 9 (5.77%) Juniper
10 9 (5.77%) Oracle
11 7 (4.49%) Apple
11 7 (4.49%) Dell
11 7 (4.49%) Symantec
12 5 (3.21%) Mitel
12 5 (3.21%) Red Hat
12 5 (3.21%) Sophos
13 4 (2.56%) CheckPoint
13 4 (2.56%) Remedy