Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 60 46
Rank change year-on-year +2 -14 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 181 184 172
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.61% 3.60% 3.53%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.34% 16.34% 14.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 112 111 120
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -7.69%
10th Percentile £137 £125 £158
90th Percentile £474 £488 £439
England median daily rate £383 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +9.29% +1.45% +2.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 22 7
East of England median hourly rate £18.50 £16.81 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.09% +24.48% -41.30%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.65 £10.08
90th Percentile £39.15 £33.32 £19.45
England median hourly rate £25.00 £16.81 £21.50
% change year-on-year +48.77% -21.84% +19.44%

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 1,357 1,126 1,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.03% 22.00% 24.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 575 625
East of England median daily rate £400 £361 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.80% +3.14% -
10th Percentile £135 £130 £158
90th Percentile £586 £550 £509
England median daily rate £425 £425 £410
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 170 146
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.04% +7.58% -4.35%
10th Percentile £12.15 £12.44 £10.75
90th Percentile £44.95 £52.50 £42.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 18 November 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 0 62 £350 -9.68% 27
Cambridgeshire +13 40 £375 +33.93% 26
Essex -29 24 £244 -30.85% 14
Bedfordshire +10 20 £376 +88.13% 13
Norfolk +11 18 £150 -36.84% 2
Suffolk 0 17 £394 +25.00% 4
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 181 (100.00%) Windows
2 117 (64.64%) Active Directory
3 96 (53.04%) Microsoft
4 86 (47.51%) VMware
5 53 (29.28%) Office 365
6 51 (28.18%) PowerShell
7 48 (26.52%) VMware Infrastructure
7 48 (26.52%) DNS
8 46 (25.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 41 (22.65%) Windows Server 2008
9 41 (22.65%) Linux
10 38 (20.99%) Firewall
11 37 (20.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 35 (19.34%) Citrix
13 32 (17.68%) SQL Server
13 32 (17.68%) Migration
13 32 (17.68%) Windows 7
14 31 (17.13%) Windows 10
15 30 (16.57%) Microsoft Azure
16 29 (16.02%) SQL
16 29 (16.02%) DHCP
17 27 (14.92%) Hyper-V
18 26 (14.36%) MS Exchange
19 24 (13.26%) ITIL
20 23 (12.71%) Windows Server 2003
21 22 (12.15%) SAN
22 21 (11.60%) Microsoft Office
22 21 (11.60%) Amazon AWS
22 21 (11.60%) SCCM
23 20 (11.05%) TCP/IP

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 26 (14.36%) MS Exchange
2 13 (7.18%) SharePoint
3 11 (6.08%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (5.52%) IIS
5 8 (4.42%) Apache
5 8 (4.42%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (4.42%) Skype for Business
6 5 (2.76%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.66%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.66%) Elasticsearch
8 2 (1.10%) ColdFusion
8 2 (1.10%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.10%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.55%) Confluence
9 1 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.55%) JBoss
9 1 (0.55%) nginx
9 1 (0.55%) ThingWorx
9 1 (0.55%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.55%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (11.60%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.55%) HipChat
3 1 (0.55%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 53 (29.28%) Office 365
2 30 (16.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (11.60%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.76%) IaaS
5 3 (1.66%) Akamai
5 3 (1.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (1.66%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.66%) OneDrive
6 2 (1.10%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.10%) PaaS
6 2 (1.10%) SaaS
7 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (0.55%) G Suite
7 1 (0.55%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 48 (26.52%) DNS
2 38 (20.99%) Firewall
3 29 (16.02%) DHCP
4 22 (12.15%) SAN
5 20 (11.05%) TCP/IP
6 16 (8.84%) LAN
6 16 (8.84%) WAN
7 15 (8.29%) Wireless
8 12 (6.63%) NAS
9 11 (6.08%) SSL
10 9 (4.97%) VPN
11 7 (3.87%) HTTP
11 7 (3.87%) Remote Desktop
11 7 (3.87%) Skype
12 5 (2.76%) Cisco Wireless
12 5 (2.76%) Internet
12 5 (2.76%) VoIP
12 5 (2.76%) VPLS
13 4 (2.21%) FTP
13 4 (2.21%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (17.68%) SQL Server
2 11 (6.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (4.97%) Electronic Patient Records
4 5 (2.76%) MySQL
5 4 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.66%) Big Data
6 3 (1.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.10%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.10%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.10%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.55%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.55%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.55%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (2.76%) Octopus Deploy
2 4 (2.21%) JIRA
3 3 (1.66%) Rational Rhapsody
4 1 (0.55%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.55%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.55%) GitLab
4 1 (0.55%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.55%) Maven
4 1 (0.55%) Subversion
4 1 (0.55%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.55%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (3.31%) Finance
1 6 (3.31%) Pharmaceutical
2 5 (2.76%) Publishing
2 5 (2.76%) Retail
3 4 (2.21%) Back Office
4 2 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Automotive
5 1 (0.55%) Electronics
5 1 (0.55%) Law
5 1 (0.55%) Legal
5 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.55%) Military
5 1 (0.55%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (16.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (14.92%) Analyst
2 27 (14.92%) Support Engineer
3 15 (8.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 14 (7.73%) Infrastructure Support
5 13 (7.18%) IT Engineer
5 13 (7.18%) Windows Engineer
6 11 (6.08%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 11 (6.08%) Support Analyst
7 10 (5.52%) Administrator
7 10 (5.52%) Consultant
8 9 (4.97%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (4.97%) IT Support
9 8 (4.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 7 (3.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (3.87%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (3.87%) Azure Engineer
10 7 (3.87%) Desktop Support
10 7 (3.87%) Server Engineer
11 6 (3.31%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (7.18%) Web Services
2 11 (6.08%) .NET
3 10 (5.52%) LDAP
4 7 (3.87%) Middleware
5 4 (2.21%) XML
6 3 (1.66%) REST
6 3 (1.66%) XSD
6 3 (1.66%) XSL
7 2 (1.10%) HTML
8 1 (0.55%) Ajax
8 1 (0.55%) CSS
8 1 (0.55%) jQuery
8 1 (0.55%) SAML
8 1 (0.55%) XHTML
8 1 (0.55%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 17 (9.39%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.73%) NHS
3 11 (6.08%) Clustering
4 9 (4.97%) e-Health
4 9 (4.97%) LIMS
4 9 (4.97%) PACS
5 5 (2.76%) PKI
6 3 (1.66%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (1.66%) Computer Science
6 3 (1.66%) Driving Licence
6 3 (1.66%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.66%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.10%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.10%) iPad
7 2 (1.10%) iPhone
7 2 (1.10%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.10%) User Experience
8 1 (0.55%) Derivative
8 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.55%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 181 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (25.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 41 (22.65%) Linux
3 41 (22.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (17.68%) Windows 7
5 31 (17.13%) Windows 10
6 23 (12.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (4.97%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.31%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (2.21%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.21%) Unix
10 4 (2.21%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.66%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.10%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.10%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.55%) CentOS
13 1 (0.55%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.55%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (20.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 32 (17.68%) Migration
3 24 (13.26%) ITIL
4 15 (8.29%) Incident Management
5 14 (7.73%) Load Balancing
6 12 (6.63%) Analytics
7 11 (6.08%) Change Management
7 11 (6.08%) Data Migration
7 11 (6.08%) High Availability
7 11 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (5.52%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (5.52%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (5.52%) Service Management
9 9 (4.97%) Configuration Management
9 9 (4.97%) Health Informatics
9 9 (4.97%) Informatics
10 7 (3.87%) DevOps
10 7 (3.87%) Disaster Recovery
10 7 (3.87%) Root Cause Analysis
10 7 (3.87%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 51 (28.18%) PowerShell
2 29 (16.02%) SQL
3 14 (7.73%) JavaScript
4 12 (6.63%) Bash Shell
5 9 (4.97%) C#
5 9 (4.97%) Java
6 7 (3.87%) C
6 7 (3.87%) Perl
6 7 (3.87%) VBScript
7 5 (2.76%) Shell Script
8 4 (2.21%) VB
9 3 (1.66%) VBA
10 2 (1.10%) PHP
10 2 (1.10%) Python
10 2 (1.10%) Ruby
10 2 (1.10%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (11.05%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (6.63%) Security Cleared
3 10 (5.52%) Degree
4 8 (4.42%) MCSA
5 7 (3.87%) MCSE
6 5 (2.76%) DBS Check
6 5 (2.76%) DV Cleared
6 5 (2.76%) MCP
7 4 (2.21%) SC Cleared
8 3 (1.66%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (1.66%) Computer Science Degree
9 2 (1.10%) CNE
9 2 (1.10%) Novell Certification
9 2 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.55%) CCNA
10 1 (0.55%) CEH
10 1 (0.55%) CISSP
10 1 (0.55%) EMC Certification
10 1 (0.55%) GIAC
10 1 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (7.18%) HL7
1 13 (7.18%) SLA
2 4 (2.21%) PMO
3 1 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 117 (64.64%) Active Directory
2 48 (26.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (14.92%) Hyper-V
4 16 (8.84%) vSphere
5 14 (7.73%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (6.63%) XenDesktop
7 10 (5.52%) XenApp
8 5 (2.76%) Virtual Servers
8 5 (2.76%) VMware NSX
8 5 (2.76%) Xen
9 4 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.66%) BitLocker
10 3 (1.66%) Docker
11 2 (1.10%) KVM
11 2 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.55%) Firmware
12 1 (0.55%) Squid
12 1 (0.55%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.55%) vCloud
12 1 (0.55%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 21 (11.60%) SCCM
2 11 (6.08%) WSUS
3 8 (4.42%) FortiGate
4 7 (3.87%) vRealize
4 7 (3.87%) vRealize Orchestrator
5 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Intune
6 5 (2.76%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (2.21%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (2.21%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.21%) vCenter Server
8 3 (1.66%) Ansible
8 3 (1.66%) Backup Exec
8 3 (1.66%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (1.66%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (1.66%) Puppet
8 3 (1.66%) Terraform
8 3 (1.66%) vMotion
9 2 (1.10%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.10%) Rancher
Vendors
1 96 (53.04%) Microsoft
2 86 (47.51%) VMware
3 35 (19.34%) Citrix
4 15 (8.29%) Cisco
5 12 (6.63%) HP
6 10 (5.52%) Dell
7 9 (4.97%) McAfee
8 8 (4.42%) Juniper
8 8 (4.42%) Oracle
8 8 (4.42%) Symantec
9 7 (3.87%) SonicWALL
9 7 (3.87%) Sophos
10 6 (3.31%) Draytek
10 6 (3.31%) F5
11 5 (2.76%) Apple
11 5 (2.76%) Red Hat
12 4 (2.21%) Aruba
12 4 (2.21%) CA
12 4 (2.21%) NetApp
12 4 (2.21%) Veeam