Period
to 1 April 2020

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 1 April 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 of England
6 months to
1 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 39 69 67
Rank change year-on-year +30 -2 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 141 130 153
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 4.40% 3.19% 3.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.41% 12.94% 15.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 99 71 103
Median daily rate £325 £325 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.56% -
10th Percentile £148 £130 £128
90th Percentile £453 £456 £488
England median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 13 13
Median hourly rate £19.75 £19.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.28% +2.63% +15.15%
10th Percentile £17.50 £15.00 £14.22
90th Percentile £39.31 £27.00 £34.25
England median hourly rate £19.50 £20.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -4.88% +20.59% -9.33%

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 810 1,005 1,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 25.26% 24.68% 22.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 509 547
Median daily rate £375 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
10th Percentile £135 £131 £130
90th Percentile £550 £544 £553
England median daily rate £425 £435 £438
% change year-on-year -2.30% -0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 101 123 138
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +0.44% -8.97%
10th Percentile £13.38 £11.25 £11.23
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.15 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.72% +5.30%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing Windows Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in the East of England.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server in the East of England

Windows Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in the East of England over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server in the East of England

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in the East of England.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server in the East of England

Windows Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in the East of England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server in the East of England over the 6 months to 1 April 2020.

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 1 April 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
Hertfordshire +7 49 £325 -7.14% 16
Cambridgeshire +19 43 £375 +25.00% 31
Essex +38 22 £295 -1.67% 10
Norfolk +16 11 £325 +91.18% 6
Suffolk -3 8 £170 -38.18% 1
Bedfordshire +3 6 £294 -27.69% 5
East Anglia +4 3 - - 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 of England region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 140 (99.29%) Windows
2 97 (68.79%) Active Directory
3 76 (53.90%) VMware
4 62 (43.97%) Microsoft
5 51 (36.17%) Office 365
6 48 (34.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 42 (29.79%) PowerShell
8 41 (29.08%) Windows Server 2016
9 38 (26.95%) VMware Infrastructure
10 36 (25.53%) Windows Server 2008
10 36 (25.53%) DNS
11 35 (24.82%) DHCP
12 34 (24.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 31 (21.99%) SQL Server
13 31 (21.99%) Azure
14 28 (19.86%) SCCM
15 25 (17.73%) Hyper-V
15 25 (17.73%) Windows 10
16 23 (16.31%) Migration
17 22 (15.60%) Linux
17 22 (15.60%) Microsoft Office
18 21 (14.89%) AWS
18 21 (14.89%) Data Centre
19 20 (14.18%) Windows Server 2019
19 20 (14.18%) SQL
20 19 (13.48%) MS Exchange
21 18 (12.77%) WAN
21 18 (12.77%) Firewall
22 17 (12.06%) LAN
22 17 (12.06%) ITIL

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 19 (13.48%) MS Exchange
2 15 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2013
3 13 (9.22%) Skype for Business
4 6 (4.26%) SharePoint
5 4 (2.84%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.84%) IBM Notes
5 4 (2.84%) IIS
6 1 (0.71%) Documentum
6 1 (0.71%) JBoss
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (0.71%) WildFly
Applications
1 22 (15.60%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (4.96%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.84%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 51 (36.17%) Office 365
2 31 (21.99%) Azure
3 21 (14.89%) AWS
4 4 (2.84%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.13%) G Suite
5 3 (2.13%) GCP
5 3 (2.13%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.42%) IaaS
7 1 (0.71%) OpenShift
7 1 (0.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 36 (25.53%) DNS
2 35 (24.82%) DHCP
3 18 (12.77%) Firewall
3 18 (12.77%) WAN
4 17 (12.06%) LAN
5 16 (11.35%) SAN
6 13 (9.22%) Skype
7 8 (5.67%) VLAN
7 8 (5.67%) VPN
8 5 (3.55%) Remote Desktop
8 5 (3.55%) TCP/IP
9 3 (2.13%) iSCSI
9 3 (2.13%) NetScaler
9 3 (2.13%) VoIP
9 3 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.42%) Internet
10 2 (1.42%) SSL
11 1 (0.71%) Ethernet
11 1 (0.71%) HTTP
11 1 (0.71%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (21.99%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.84%) MySQL
3 2 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (1.42%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (0.71%) MariaDB
4 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
4 1 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.71%) RDBMS
4 1 (0.71%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.42%) AutoIt
2 1 (0.71%) Git (software)
2 1 (0.71%) Hudson
2 1 (0.71%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.71%) Subversion
General
1 10 (7.09%) Public Sector
2 5 (3.55%) Retail
3 4 (2.84%) Finance
4 2 (1.42%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (1.42%) Publishing
5 1 (0.71%) Law
5 1 (0.71%) Local Government
5 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 27 (19.15%) Server Engineer
1 27 (19.15%) Windows Engineer
2 19 (13.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 18 (12.77%) Support Engineer
4 17 (12.06%) Windows Server Engineer
5 13 (9.22%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 13 (9.22%) Network Engineer
6 11 (7.80%) Active Directory Engineer
6 11 (7.80%) Consultant
7 10 (7.09%) Analyst
7 10 (7.09%) AWS Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) IT Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) IT Support
8 8 (5.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (5.67%) Wintel Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 7 (4.96%) Support Analyst
9 7 (4.96%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.55%) HTML
2 3 (2.13%) .NET
3 2 (1.42%) .NET Core
3 2 (1.42%) ASP.NET Web API
3 2 (1.42%) AutoMapper
4 1 (0.71%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.71%) Entity Framework
4 1 (0.71%) Middleware
4 1 (0.71%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.71%) REST
4 1 (0.71%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (14.89%) Data Centre
2 16 (11.35%) Replication
3 6 (4.26%) PKI
4 4 (2.84%) Clustering
4 4 (2.84%) Enterprise Storage
4 4 (2.84%) NHS
5 3 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.13%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.13%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.42%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.42%) RSA SecurID
6 2 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.71%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.71%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.71%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.71%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 140 (99.29%) Windows
2 48 (34.04%) Windows Server 2012
3 41 (29.08%) Windows Server 2016
4 36 (25.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (17.73%) Windows 10
6 22 (15.60%) Linux
7 20 (14.18%) Windows Server 2019
8 10 (7.09%) Windows 7
9 7 (4.96%) VMS
10 4 (2.84%) Unix
10 4 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.71%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.71%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (24.11%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 23 (16.31%) Migration
3 17 (12.06%) ITIL
4 9 (6.38%) Change Management
4 9 (6.38%) Problem-Solving
4 9 (6.38%) Project Management
5 8 (5.67%) DevOps
6 7 (4.96%) High Availability
7 6 (4.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (4.26%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.55%) Coaching
8 5 (3.55%) Incident Management
8 5 (3.55%) IT Strategy
8 5 (3.55%) Proactive Maintenance
9 4 (2.84%) Load Balancing
9 4 (2.84%) Network Management
9 4 (2.84%) Proactive Monitoring
9 4 (2.84%) Server Management
9 4 (2.84%) Software Deployment
9 4 (2.84%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 42 (29.79%) PowerShell
2 20 (14.18%) SQL
3 9 (6.38%) VB
4 4 (2.84%) C
4 4 (2.84%) JavaScript
5 2 (1.42%) C#
5 2 (1.42%) PHP
6 1 (0.71%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.71%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (9.22%) Security Cleared
2 8 (5.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (5.67%) SC Cleared
3 7 (4.96%) MCSE
4 5 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (2.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (2.13%) DBS Check
6 3 (2.13%) Degree
7 2 (1.42%) AWS Certification
7 2 (1.42%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.71%) CCA
8 1 (0.71%) CCNA
8 1 (0.71%) CCNP
8 1 (0.71%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.71%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.64%) SLA
2 5 (3.55%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (2.84%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 4 (2.84%) PMO
4 3 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.42%) GxP
5 2 (1.42%) QA
System Software
1 97 (68.79%) Active Directory
2 38 (26.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (17.73%) Hyper-V
4 16 (11.35%) vSphere
5 8 (5.67%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (3.55%) Virtual Servers
6 5 (3.55%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (2.84%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.42%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.42%) XenApp
9 1 (0.71%) Firmware
9 1 (0.71%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.71%) vCloud
9 1 (0.71%) Veritas Cluster Server
9 1 (0.71%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.71%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (19.86%) SCCM
2 4 (2.84%) NetBackup
3 3 (2.13%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (1.42%) MIIS
4 2 (1.42%) PowerCLI
4 2 (1.42%) SCOM
5 1 (0.71%) Ansible
5 1 (0.71%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.71%) Kubernetes
5 1 (0.71%) Puppet
5 1 (0.71%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (0.71%) Terraform
5 1 (0.71%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.71%) vMotion
5 1 (0.71%) WSUS
Vendors
1 76 (53.90%) VMware
2 62 (43.97%) Microsoft
3 11 (7.80%) Cisco
3 11 (7.80%) Citrix
4 7 (4.96%) Google
5 6 (4.26%) Apple
5 6 (4.26%) NetApp
6 5 (3.55%) Veritas
7 4 (2.84%) CyberArk
7 4 (2.84%) Lotus
7 4 (2.84%) Veeam
8 3 (2.13%) HP
8 3 (2.13%) Oracle
8 3 (2.13%) ServiceNow
8 3 (2.13%) Sophos
9 2 (1.42%) Brocade
9 2 (1.42%) F5
9 2 (1.42%) Intel
9 2 (1.42%) jetNEXUS
9 2 (1.42%) Xamarin