Period
to 22 February 2019

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 22 February 2019 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
22 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 64 65 70
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 -29
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 144 161 137
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 3.41% 3.42% 3.07%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.20% 15.99% 12.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 86 109 85
East of England median daily rate £350 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.38% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £130 £125 £158
90th Percentile £500 £478 £533
England median daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 9
East of England median hourly rate £18.50 £20.45 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.54% +23.94% -38.89%
10th Percentile £14.98 £15.00 £10.35
90th Percentile £27.00 £40.00 £18.75
England median hourly rate £23.13 £17.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +36.06% -19.05% +16.67%

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 1,091 1,007 1,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 25.81% 21.42% 23.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 548 531
East of England median daily rate £375 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% -2.86%
10th Percentile £133 £130 £158
90th Percentile £550 £550 £525
England median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.76% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 131 142 133
East of England median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -2.94% -5.56%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
90th Percentile £45.00 £52.50 £43.50
England median hourly rate £17.13 £17.30 £16.50
% change year-on-year -1.01% +4.85% -

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 22 February 2019.

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
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 22 February 2019. 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 +36 66 £388 +14.81% 25
Cambridgeshire +12 28 £266 -2.39% 20
Bedfordshire 0 16 £375 +41.51% 7
Suffolk -2 12 £350 -5.41% 2
Norfolk -2 11 £140 -12.50% 1
Essex -41 8 £250 -23.08% 10
East Anglia - 3 £162 - 12
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2019, 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.

1 144 (100.00%) Windows
2 102 (70.83%) Active Directory
3 76 (52.78%) Microsoft
4 67 (46.53%) VMware
5 42 (29.17%) DNS
6 40 (27.78%) Office 365
7 36 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 35 (24.31%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (23.61%) Windows 10
10 33 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
11 31 (21.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 30 (20.83%) Firewall
12 30 (20.83%) Migration
13 29 (20.14%) PowerShell
14 28 (19.44%) Windows 7
14 28 (19.44%) SQL Server
15 27 (18.75%) DHCP
16 26 (18.06%) Citrix
17 24 (16.67%) Linux
17 24 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
18 23 (15.97%) Microsoft Certification
19 22 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
20 21 (14.58%) MS Exchange
20 21 (14.58%) Hyper-V
20 21 (14.58%) SCCM
21 19 (13.19%) SQL
22 16 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
22 16 (11.11%) SAN
22 16 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
23 15 (10.42%) SLA

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 21 (14.58%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.33%) SharePoint
3 9 (6.25%) IIS
4 6 (4.17%) Apache
5 5 (3.47%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.47%) Skype for Business
6 4 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 3 (2.08%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.39%) ColdFusion
8 2 (1.39%) JBoss
8 2 (1.39%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.69%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.69%) Confluence
9 1 (0.69%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.69%) nginx
9 1 (0.69%) WebSphere
Applications
1 16 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.69%) HipChat
2 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 40 (27.78%) Office 365
2 16 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.08%) Mimecast
4 3 (2.08%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.39%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.69%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.69%) G Suite
6 1 (0.69%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 42 (29.17%) DNS
2 30 (20.83%) Firewall
3 27 (18.75%) DHCP
4 16 (11.11%) SAN
5 13 (9.03%) LAN
5 13 (9.03%) WAN
6 12 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 11 (7.64%) Wireless
8 9 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (4.86%) HTTP
9 7 (4.86%) NAS
10 6 (4.17%) SSL
10 6 (4.17%) VPN
11 5 (3.47%) Internet
11 5 (3.47%) VPLS
12 4 (2.78%) FTP
12 4 (2.78%) HTTPS
12 4 (2.78%) Skype
13 3 (2.08%) BIG-IP
13 3 (2.08%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (19.44%) SQL Server
2 12 (8.33%) Electronic Patient Records
3 8 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (2.78%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.08%) MySQL
7 2 (1.39%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.39%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (1.39%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (0.69%) GitLab
2 1 (0.69%) Jenkins
2 1 (0.69%) JIRA
2 1 (0.69%) Maven
2 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
2 1 (0.69%) Vagrant
General
1 5 (3.47%) Finance
2 4 (2.78%) Back Office
2 4 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
2 4 (2.78%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.08%) Publishing
4 2 (1.39%) Marketing
5 1 (0.69%) Electronics
5 1 (0.69%) Law
5 1 (0.69%) Legal
5 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 23 (15.97%) Analyst
2 23 (15.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 15 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (7.64%) Consultant
4 11 (7.64%) Infrastructure Support
5 10 (6.94%) Windows Engineer
6 9 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 9 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
6 9 (6.25%) Administrator
7 8 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) IT Engineer
8 7 (4.86%) Support Analyst
9 6 (4.17%) Active Directory Consultant
9 6 (4.17%) Active Directory Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) IT Support
9 6 (4.17%) Server Engineer
9 6 (4.17%) Systems Analyst
10 5 (3.47%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.94%) .NET
2 8 (5.56%) LDAP
3 5 (3.47%) Middleware
3 5 (3.47%) Web Services
4 2 (1.39%) REST
5 1 (0.69%) HTML
5 1 (0.69%) Java RMI
5 1 (0.69%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (9.03%) NHS
2 12 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 12 (8.33%) e-Health
2 12 (8.33%) LIMS
2 12 (8.33%) PACS
3 6 (4.17%) Clustering
4 4 (2.78%) PKI
5 2 (1.39%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.39%) Driving Licence
5 2 (1.39%) HP Storage
5 2 (1.39%) iPad
5 2 (1.39%) iPhone
5 2 (1.39%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.39%) Private Cloud
5 2 (1.39%) Replication
5 2 (1.39%) User Experience
5 2 (1.39%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.69%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 144 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 35 (24.31%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (23.61%) Windows 10
5 28 (19.44%) Windows 7
6 24 (16.67%) Linux
7 22 (15.28%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (5.56%) Windows 8
9 6 (4.17%) Unix
10 5 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 4 (2.78%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.39%) Debian
12 2 (1.39%) Oracle Linux
12 2 (1.39%) Solaris
12 2 (1.39%) SUSE
12 2 (1.39%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.69%) CentOS
13 1 (0.69%) Data ONTAP
13 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (21.53%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 30 (20.83%) Migration
3 24 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
4 14 (9.72%) Incident Management
5 13 (9.03%) Business Intelligence
6 12 (8.33%) Analytics
6 12 (8.33%) Data Migration
6 12 (8.33%) Health Informatics
6 12 (8.33%) Informatics
6 12 (8.33%) ITIL
6 12 (8.33%) Load Balancing
7 9 (6.25%) High Availability
7 9 (6.25%) Server Patching
8 8 (5.56%) Configuration Management
8 8 (5.56%) DevOps
8 8 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
9 7 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
9 7 (4.86%) Service Management
10 6 (4.17%) Project Management
10 6 (4.17%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.14%) PowerShell
2 19 (13.19%) SQL
3 8 (5.56%) Java
4 5 (3.47%) Bash Shell
4 5 (3.47%) C
4 5 (3.47%) Perl
5 4 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.78%) VBScript
6 3 (2.08%) C#
6 3 (2.08%) VBA
7 2 (1.39%) Ruby
7 2 (1.39%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (15.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (9.72%) Security Cleared
3 10 (6.94%) MCP
4 9 (6.25%) DBS Check
5 7 (4.86%) MCSA
6 6 (4.17%) SC Cleared
7 5 (3.47%) Degree
7 5 (3.47%) DV Cleared
8 4 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (2.78%) CNE
8 4 (2.78%) MCSE
8 4 (2.78%) Novell Certification
9 3 (2.08%) CCNA
10 2 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.69%) VCAP
11 1 (0.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.42%) SLA
2 12 (8.33%) HL7
3 2 (1.39%) PMO
4 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 102 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 33 (22.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (14.58%) Hyper-V
4 14 (9.72%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (9.03%) vSphere
6 8 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
7 7 (4.86%) XenApp
7 7 (4.86%) XenDesktop
8 4 (2.78%) KVM
8 4 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.78%) VMware NSX
9 3 (2.08%) BitLocker
10 2 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (1.39%) vCloud
11 1 (0.69%) Docker
11 1 (0.69%) Firmware
11 1 (0.69%) NFS
11 1 (0.69%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.69%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 21 (14.58%) SCCM
2 7 (4.86%) vCenter Server
2 7 (4.86%) WSUS
3 6 (4.17%) FortiGate
3 6 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
3 6 (4.17%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.78%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (2.78%) vRealize
5 3 (2.08%) Cisco UCCX
5 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (2.08%) SCOM
5 3 (2.08%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 2 (1.39%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (1.39%) Puppet
7 1 (0.69%) AirWatch
7 1 (0.69%) Kubernetes
7 1 (0.69%) MOM
7 1 (0.69%) Packer
7 1 (0.69%) vMotion
Vendors
1 76 (52.78%) Microsoft
2 67 (46.53%) VMware
3 26 (18.06%) Citrix
4 12 (8.33%) Symantec
5 11 (7.64%) HP
5 11 (7.64%) McAfee
6 10 (6.94%) Cisco
6 10 (6.94%) Oracle
7 8 (5.56%) Dell
7 8 (5.56%) F5
8 7 (4.86%) Sophos
9 6 (4.17%) Juniper
10 5 (3.47%) Red Hat
10 5 (3.47%) Veeam
11 4 (2.78%) Apple
11 4 (2.78%) CA
11 4 (2.78%) NetApp
11 4 (2.78%) Remedy
12 3 (2.08%) Palo Alto
13 2 (1.39%) New Relic