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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 July 2022 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 Jul 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 59 56 59
Rank change year-on-year -3 +3 +25
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 88 68 68
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 3.51% 3.42% 3.35%
As % of the Operating Systems category 16.54% 17.04% 14.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 45 46
10th Percentile £178 £152 £141
25th Percentile £250 £213 £245
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £315 £333
Median % change year-on-year +26.98% -5.26% -3.62%
75th Percentile £438 £375 £497
90th Percentile £525 £445 £525
England median daily rate £448 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +11.88% - +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 9
10th Percentile - £14.08 £17.45
25th Percentile £28.41 £15.62 £18.13
Median hourly rate £45.00 £18.38 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +144.90% -0.68% +5.71%
75th Percentile £53.75 £30.28 £39.31
90th Percentile - £37.31 -
England median hourly rate £22.75 £25.00 £19.75
% change year-on-year -9.00% +26.58% +7.48%

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 532 399 475
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 21.23% 20.08% 23.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 316 235 278
10th Percentile £163 £150 £135
25th Percentile £212 £214 £229
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £343 £398
Median % change year-on-year +16.79% -13.84% +6.00%
75th Percentile £491 £458 £490
90th Percentile £625 £538 £539
England median daily rate £500 £455 £438
% change year-on-year +9.89% +4.00% -0.91%
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 35 48
10th Percentile £14.25 £12.60 £13.46
25th Percentile £15.37 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate £28.41 £20.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +42.05% +8.11% +19.35%
75th Percentile £55.00 £32.06 £34.58
90th Percentile £60.00 £49.93 £48.75
England median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% - +1.16%

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 July 2022.

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 July 2022.

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 July 2022. 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
Jobs
Cambridgeshire -10 30 £425 +30.77% 19
Bedfordshire 0 18 £350 +33.33% 9
Essex +2 15 £500 +102.02% 4
Hertfordshire -5 14 £250 -33.33% 16
Suffolk -5 7 - - 5
Norfolk -8 4 £350 +52.17% 3
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 1 July 2022, 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 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 65 (73.86%) Microsoft
4 52 (59.09%) DNS
5 45 (51.14%) VMware
5 45 (51.14%) Microsoft 365
6 41 (46.59%) VMware Infrastructure
7 39 (44.32%) DHCP
8 37 (42.05%) vSphere
9 36 (40.91%) SCCM
10 34 (38.64%) Azure
11 33 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 33 (37.50%) Hyper-V
11 33 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
12 30 (34.09%) Skype
12 30 (34.09%) Skype for Business
13 29 (32.95%) SLA
14 28 (31.82%) SQL
15 27 (30.68%) SQL Server
15 27 (30.68%) AWS
16 26 (29.55%) Change Management
17 25 (28.41%) Incident Management
17 25 (28.41%) Social Skills
18 23 (26.14%) SCVMM
18 23 (26.14%) Azure Active Directory
18 23 (26.14%) Replication
18 23 (26.14%) Identity Management
19 22 (25.00%) PKI
19 22 (25.00%) Windows 10
19 22 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008

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 33 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2013
2 30 (34.09%) Skype for Business
3 12 (13.64%) MS Exchange
4 10 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (10.23%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (4.55%) IIS
6 4 (4.55%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.14%) Apache
Applications
1 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.27%) AutoCAD
3 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 45 (51.14%) Microsoft 365
2 34 (38.64%) Azure
3 27 (30.68%) AWS
4 23 (26.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (25.00%) IaaS
5 22 (25.00%) PaaS
6 3 (3.41%) BlazeMeter
7 2 (2.27%) Amazon S3
8 1 (1.14%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (1.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 1 (1.14%) AWS Lambda
8 1 (1.14%) Azure Cosmos DB
8 1 (1.14%) Collibra
8 1 (1.14%) Nutanix
8 1 (1.14%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.14%) Power Platform
8 1 (1.14%) PowerApps
8 1 (1.14%) Route 53
8 1 (1.14%) Serverless
8 1 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 52 (59.09%) DNS
2 39 (44.32%) DHCP
3 30 (34.09%) Skype
4 16 (18.18%) Firewall
5 10 (11.36%) LAN
6 9 (10.23%) IPv4
6 9 (10.23%) Network Security
7 7 (7.95%) WAN
7 7 (7.95%) Wireless
8 4 (4.55%) VoIP
9 3 (3.41%) RTP
9 3 (3.41%) VPN
10 2 (2.27%) SSL
10 2 (2.27%) Tactical Data Link
10 2 (2.27%) Wireshark
10 2 (2.27%) WLAN
11 1 (1.14%) Intranet
11 1 (1.14%) Remote Desktop
11 1 (1.14%) TCP/IP
11 1 (1.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (30.68%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) DataStage
2 2 (2.27%) Oracle Database
2 2 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (2.27%) PowerCenter
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.14%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.14%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.14%) Pentaho
3 1 (1.14%) Redshift Spectrum
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.41%) JMeter
1 3 (3.41%) Locust
1 3 (3.41%) Robot Framework
1 3 (3.41%) TestCafe
2 2 (2.27%) GitLab
2 2 (2.27%) Rational DOORS
General
1 25 (28.41%) Social Skills
2 9 (10.23%) Finance
3 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.41%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.27%) Automotive
4 2 (2.27%) Military
5 1 (1.14%) Local Government
5 1 (1.14%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.14%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 25 (28.41%) Cloud Engineer
2 24 (27.27%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 24 (27.27%) Applications Engineer
3 14 (15.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (13.64%) Analyst
5 10 (11.36%) Support Engineer
6 9 (10.23%) Wintel Engineer
7 8 (9.09%) Support Analyst
8 7 (7.95%) 2nd Line Support
8 7 (7.95%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (7.95%) Wintel Support
8 7 (7.95%) Wintel Support Engineer
9 4 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 3 (3.41%) 3rd Line Support
10 3 (3.41%) Automation Tester
10 3 (3.41%) Field Support Technician
10 3 (3.41%) Support Technician
10 3 (3.41%) Tester
11 2 (2.27%) Network Engineer
11 2 (2.27%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.41%) LDAP
1 3 (3.41%) Taurus
2 1 (1.14%) CSS
2 1 (1.14%) HTML
2 1 (1.14%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (1.14%) SAML
2 1 (1.14%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 23 (26.14%) Replication
2 22 (25.00%) PKI
3 17 (19.32%) Data Centre
4 13 (14.77%) Public Cloud
5 6 (6.82%) iPhone
6 5 (5.68%) EPoS
7 3 (3.41%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (2.27%) Handset
8 2 (2.27%) NHS
8 2 (2.27%) Virtual Team
9 1 (1.14%) Analytical Mindset
9 1 (1.14%) CCTV
9 1 (1.14%) Cloud Native
9 1 (1.14%) Life Science
9 1 (1.14%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 33 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (25.00%) Windows 10
3 22 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
5 12 (13.64%) Windows 7
6 8 (9.09%) Linux
7 7 (7.95%) Windows Server 2019
8 4 (4.55%) Android
9 3 (3.41%) CentOS
9 3 (3.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (29.55%) Change Management
2 25 (28.41%) Incident Management
3 23 (26.14%) Identity Management
4 19 (21.59%) ITIL
5 15 (17.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 12 (13.64%) Agile
7 9 (10.23%) Patch Management
7 9 (10.23%) Problem-Solving
8 5 (5.68%) CI/CD
8 5 (5.68%) Mathematics
9 4 (4.55%) Customer-Centric Approach
9 4 (4.55%) Customer-Centricity
9 4 (4.55%) ETL
9 4 (4.55%) Line Management
9 4 (4.55%) Mobile Device Management
9 4 (4.55%) Server Management
9 4 (4.55%) Service Delivery
9 4 (4.55%) Virtual Environments
10 3 (3.41%) ITSM
10 3 (3.41%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 28 (31.82%) SQL
2 10 (11.36%) PowerShell
3 5 (5.68%) C
4 4 (4.55%) Bash
4 4 (4.55%) Python
5 1 (1.14%) Java
5 1 (1.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (17.05%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.77%) SC Cleared
3 9 (10.23%) ITIL Certification
4 8 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (7.95%) Degree
5 7 (7.95%) MCP
5 7 (7.95%) MCSA
5 7 (7.95%) MCSE
6 6 (6.82%) CCA
6 6 (6.82%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (6.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (6.82%) MCITP
6 6 (6.82%) MCTS
6 6 (6.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (2.27%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (1.14%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.14%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.14%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (32.95%) SLA
2 1 (1.14%) Data Quality
System Software
1 66 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 41 (46.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (42.05%) vSphere
4 33 (37.50%) Hyper-V
5 10 (11.36%) XenApp
6 9 (10.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
6 9 (10.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 9 (10.23%) Virtual Servers
6 9 (10.23%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (3.41%) Docker
Systems Management
1 36 (40.91%) SCCM
2 23 (26.14%) SCVMM
3 9 (10.23%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.41%) Ansible
4 3 (3.41%) Kubernetes
4 3 (3.41%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (3.41%) Terraform
5 2 (2.27%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 1 (1.14%) Control-M
6 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 65 (73.86%) Microsoft
2 45 (51.14%) VMware
3 12 (13.64%) Citrix
4 10 (11.36%) HP
5 9 (10.23%) Ivanti
5 9 (10.23%) Shavlik
6 5 (5.68%) Oracle
7 4 (4.55%) Cisco
7 4 (4.55%) IBM
7 4 (4.55%) Informatica
8 3 (3.41%) Apple
8 3 (3.41%) Dialogic
9 2 (2.27%) NetApp
10 1 (1.14%) Commvault
10 1 (1.14%) Google
10 1 (1.14%) Juniper
10 1 (1.14%) Kronos
10 1 (1.14%) SAP
10 1 (1.14%) Talend
10 1 (1.14%) Veeam