Period
to 26 September 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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 63 63 48
Rank change year-on-year 0 -15 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 180 172 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.56% 3.49% 3.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.85% 15.88% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 106 135
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.69% -1.52% +3.13%
10th Percentile £150 £125 £157
90th Percentile £475 £498 £538
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 19 7
East of England median hourly rate £22.00 £16.81 £13.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.91% +24.48% -41.30%
10th Percentile £10.50 £13.40 £10.08
90th Percentile £56.25 £33.26 £33.15
England median hourly rate £22.50 £16.81 £21.00
% change year-on-year +33.89% -19.98% +10.53%

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 1,300 1,083 1,176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 25.74% 21.98% 23.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 668 541 628
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £135 £130 £150
90th Percentile £588 £568 £538
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 160 149 160
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -8.33%
10th Percentile £11.18 £13.00 £10.74
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.50 £40.25
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 26 September 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 26 September 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 26 September 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 -12 54 £338 -8.29% 36
Cambridgeshire -1 32 £400 +40.35% 26
Essex -8 30 £325 -21.21% 11
Bedfordshire +12 26 £381 +145.97% 7
Suffolk 0 20 £425 +34.92% 4
Norfolk +24 17 £152 -44.91% 2
East Anglia - 1 - - 10
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 180 (100.00%) Windows
2 116 (64.44%) Active Directory
3 96 (53.33%) VMware
4 94 (52.22%) Microsoft
5 68 (37.78%) VMware Infrastructure
6 49 (27.22%) Windows Server 2012
7 48 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (26.67%) Firewall
8 47 (26.11%) PowerShell
9 45 (25.00%) Citrix
9 45 (25.00%) Linux
10 40 (22.22%) DNS
10 40 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 38 (21.11%) Office 365
12 35 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
13 33 (18.33%) SQL Server
14 32 (17.78%) SQL
15 31 (17.22%) Migration
15 31 (17.22%) Load Balancing
16 30 (16.67%) ITIL
17 28 (15.56%) DHCP
18 26 (14.44%) MS Exchange
19 25 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
19 25 (13.89%) Data Centre
20 24 (13.33%) Hyper-V
20 24 (13.33%) SAN
21 23 (12.78%) Windows 7
21 23 (12.78%) Windows 10
22 22 (12.22%) SCCM
22 22 (12.22%) IIS

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 (14.44%) MS Exchange
2 22 (12.22%) IIS
3 12 (6.67%) Apache
4 10 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 9 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 8 (4.44%) Skype for Business
7 7 (3.89%) SharePoint
7 7 (3.89%) Tomcat
8 6 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
9 5 (2.78%) WebLogic
10 4 (2.22%) ThingWorx
11 3 (1.67%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.56%) CMS
12 1 (0.56%) JBoss
Applications
1 16 (8.89%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.89%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.22%) MS Visio
3 4 (2.22%) Windchill
Cloud Services
1 38 (21.11%) Office 365
2 35 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (13.89%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (3.33%) IaaS
5 4 (2.22%) Akamai
6 3 (1.67%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.67%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (1.11%) PaaS
7 2 (1.11%) SaaS
8 1 (0.56%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.56%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 48 (26.67%) Firewall
2 40 (22.22%) DNS
3 28 (15.56%) DHCP
4 24 (13.33%) SAN
5 18 (10.00%) LAN
5 18 (10.00%) SSL
6 17 (9.44%) NAS
6 17 (9.44%) WAN
7 14 (7.78%) TCP/IP
8 13 (7.22%) VLAN
9 12 (6.67%) VPN
10 11 (6.11%) Wireless
11 8 (4.44%) Skype
12 4 (2.22%) BIG-IP
12 4 (2.22%) Kerberos
12 4 (2.22%) Network Security
12 4 (2.22%) VoIP
13 3 (1.67%) NetScaler
13 3 (1.67%) VPLS
13 3 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 10 (5.56%) MySQL
3 8 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (2.22%) Big Data
5 4 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.67%) Electronic Patient Records
6 3 (1.67%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.11%) Crystal Reports
7 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.56%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.56%) MariaDB
8 1 (0.56%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (3.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (1.67%) JIRA
2 3 (1.67%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.56%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.56%) GitLab
3 1 (0.56%) Maven
3 1 (0.56%) MSTest
3 1 (0.56%) NUnit
3 1 (0.56%) Subversion
3 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.56%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 7 (3.89%) Legal
2 6 (3.33%) Pharmaceutical
3 5 (2.78%) Retail
4 4 (2.22%) Finance
5 2 (1.11%) Back Office
5 2 (1.11%) Publishing
6 1 (0.56%) Automotive
6 1 (0.56%) Electronics
6 1 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.56%) Marketing
6 1 (0.56%) Military
6 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 34 (18.89%) Analyst
2 32 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (12.22%) Support Engineer
4 17 (9.44%) Infrastructure Support
5 15 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
6 13 (7.22%) 3rd Line Support
7 12 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 11 (6.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 11 (6.11%) Operations Analyst
9 10 (5.56%) Consultant
9 10 (5.56%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
9 10 (5.56%) IT Engineer
9 10 (5.56%) Server Engineer
10 9 (5.00%) Administrator
10 9 (5.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 9 (5.00%) Support Analyst
10 9 (5.00%) Web Analyst
10 9 (5.00%) Web Infrastructure Analyst
11 7 (3.89%) Azure Engineer
11 7 (3.89%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (8.89%) Middleware
2 11 (6.11%) Web Services
3 10 (5.56%) LDAP
4 9 (5.00%) .NET
5 4 (2.22%) ADSI
5 4 (2.22%) XML
6 3 (1.67%) REST
6 3 (1.67%) XSD
6 3 (1.67%) XSL
7 2 (1.11%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.11%) HTML
8 1 (0.56%) Ajax
8 1 (0.56%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.56%) CSS
8 1 (0.56%) jQuery
8 1 (0.56%) NHibernate
8 1 (0.56%) WCF
8 1 (0.56%) XHTML
8 1 (0.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.89%) Data Centre
2 20 (11.11%) Clustering
3 8 (4.44%) NHS
4 7 (3.89%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (2.78%) PKI
6 4 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.22%) Driving Licence
7 3 (1.67%) e-Health
7 3 (1.67%) LIMS
7 3 (1.67%) PACS
7 3 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.11%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.11%) iPad
8 2 (1.11%) iPhone
8 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.56%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.56%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.56%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 180 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (27.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 48 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 45 (25.00%) Linux
5 23 (12.78%) Windows 10
5 23 (12.78%) Windows 7
6 20 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (4.44%) Windows 8
9 6 (3.33%) Unix
9 6 (3.33%) Windows XP
10 4 (2.22%) Windows 2000
11 3 (1.67%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.67%) Windows NT
12 2 (1.11%) Data ONTAP
12 2 (1.11%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.56%) CentOS
13 1 (0.56%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
13 1 (0.56%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 31 (17.22%) Load Balancing
2 31 (17.22%) Migration
3 30 (16.67%) ITIL
4 21 (11.67%) Change Management
4 21 (11.67%) Service Management
5 16 (8.89%) High Availability
6 13 (7.22%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (6.11%) Identity Management
7 11 (6.11%) Incident Management
7 11 (6.11%) Network Optimisation
7 11 (6.11%) Secure Coding
7 11 (6.11%) SIEM
7 11 (6.11%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 9 (5.00%) Penetration Testing
9 8 (4.44%) Problem Management
9 8 (4.44%) Task Automation
10 7 (3.89%) Analytics
10 7 (3.89%) Network Load Balancing
10 7 (3.89%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 47 (26.11%) PowerShell
2 32 (17.78%) SQL
3 13 (7.22%) JavaScript
4 9 (5.00%) Bash Shell
5 7 (3.89%) C#
5 7 (3.89%) Java
5 7 (3.89%) VBScript
6 5 (2.78%) Perl
6 5 (2.78%) Shell Script
7 4 (2.22%) C
8 3 (1.67%) VB
9 2 (1.11%) PHP
9 2 (1.11%) Python
9 2 (1.11%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.56%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 18 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 15 (8.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 11 (6.11%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 9 (5.00%) Degree
6 7 (3.89%) MCSE
7 6 (3.33%) MCSA
8 4 (2.22%) CCIE
8 4 (2.22%) DV Cleared
9 3 (1.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 2 (1.11%) CCNA
10 2 (1.11%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.56%) CISSP
11 1 (0.56%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.56%) EMC Certification
11 1 (0.56%) GIAC
11 1 (0.56%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.56%) OSCP
11 1 (0.56%) VCAP
11 1 (0.56%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.00%) SLA
2 7 (3.89%) HL7
3 3 (1.67%) PMO
4 1 (0.56%) GDPR
System Software
1 116 (64.44%) Active Directory
2 68 (37.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (13.33%) Hyper-V
4 13 (7.22%) vSphere
4 13 (7.22%) XenDesktop
5 11 (6.11%) Squid
6 10 (5.56%) XenApp
7 9 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (3.33%) BitLocker
9 5 (2.78%) VirtualBox
9 5 (2.78%) Xen
10 4 (2.22%) VMware NSX
11 3 (1.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 3 (1.67%) Docker
11 3 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (1.67%) XenServer
12 2 (1.11%) Virtual Machines
13 1 (0.56%) vCloud
13 1 (0.56%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (12.22%) SCCM
2 11 (6.11%) Microsoft Clustering
3 8 (4.44%) SCOM
4 7 (3.89%) vRealize
4 7 (3.89%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 7 (3.89%) WSUS
5 5 (2.78%) Backup Exec
5 5 (2.78%) FortiGate
6 4 (2.22%) Ansible
6 4 (2.22%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (2.22%) Terraform
6 4 (2.22%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.67%) Cisco UCCX
7 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.11%) HAProxy
8 2 (1.11%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (1.11%) Rancher
8 2 (1.11%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (1.11%) vMotion
Vendors
1 96 (53.33%) VMware
2 94 (52.22%) Microsoft
3 45 (25.00%) Citrix
4 17 (9.44%) Cisco
5 16 (8.89%) Oracle
6 15 (8.33%) Red Hat
7 11 (6.11%) McAfee
8 10 (5.56%) HP
9 7 (3.89%) SonicWALL
10 6 (3.33%) Dell
10 6 (3.33%) Draytek
10 6 (3.33%) Symantec
11 5 (2.78%) Aruba
11 5 (2.78%) Juniper
11 5 (2.78%) Sophos
11 5 (2.78%) Veeam
12 4 (2.22%) Apple
12 4 (2.22%) Cloudera
12 4 (2.22%) F5
12 4 (2.22%) PTC