Period
to 8 December 2021

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 8 December 2021 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
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 67 46 42
Rank change year-on-year -21 -4 +31
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 76 47 179
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the East of England 2.95% 3.50% 4.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.04% 14.20% 18.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 39 123
10th Percentile £159 £210 £200
25th Percentile £215 £259 £273
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £335 £325
Median % change year-on-year +4.48% +3.08% -7.14%
75th Percentile £466 £428 £431
90th Percentile £483 £525 £475
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 9
10th Percentile £15.73 " £13.89
25th Percentile £16.06 £19.50 £14.24
Median hourly rate £20.25 £21.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.57% +20.00% +6.06%
75th Percentile £24.31 £22.50 "
90th Percentile £24.43 " £18.85
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £19.41
% change year-on-year -6.67% +15.92% -18.57%

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 583 331 992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 22.65% 24.65% 26.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 206 599
10th Percentile £135 £146 £142
25th Percentile £200 £251 £220
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £350 £361
Median % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.91% -8.15%
75th Percentile £500 £455 £453
90th Percentile £586 £525 £550
England median daily rate £490 £438 £415
% change year-on-year +12.00% +5.42% -2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 27 109
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.67 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.25 £12.99 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.75 £16.00
Median % change year-on-year -1.41% +10.94% -3.03%
75th Percentile £24.75 £24.88 £18.75
90th Percentile £49.25 £44.45 £46.10
England median hourly rate £18.00 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.70% +5.71% +0.52%

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 8 December 2021.

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
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 8 December 2021. 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
Cambridgeshire -13 28 £400 +17.65% 22
Bedfordshire -11 14 £230 -20.69% 9
Hertfordshire -16 12 £471 +25.67% 30
Norfolk -6 9 £350 +20.69% 5
Essex -25 8 £185 -50.60% 11
Suffolk -9 4 £340 +51.11% 9
East Anglia - 1 - -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 8 December 2021, 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 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (78.95%) Active Directory
3 42 (55.26%) VMware
4 36 (47.37%) Microsoft
5 32 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
6 31 (40.79%) Microsoft 365
7 27 (35.53%) Windows Server 2016
8 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2019
8 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (30.26%) Azure
8 23 (30.26%) DNS
9 20 (26.32%) ITIL
9 20 (26.32%) Hyper-V
9 20 (26.32%) PowerShell
10 19 (25.00%) DHCP
11 18 (23.68%) Cisco
11 18 (23.68%) Social Skills
12 17 (22.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 17 (22.37%) Citrix
12 17 (22.37%) Firewall
12 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
12 17 (22.37%) SCCM
13 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
13 14 (18.42%) Windows 10
14 13 (17.11%) Oracle
15 12 (15.79%) Linux
15 12 (15.79%) AWS
15 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Intune
16 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared

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 9 (11.84%) MS Exchange
1 9 (11.84%) Skype for Business
2 6 (7.89%) ArcGIS
2 6 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2013
2 6 (7.89%) SharePoint
3 5 (6.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.95%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.63%) IIS
7 1 (1.32%) Apache
7 1 (1.32%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.32%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.32%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 8 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (7.89%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Magento
1 1 (1.32%) NetSuite
1 1 (1.32%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 31 (40.79%) Microsoft 365
2 23 (30.26%) Azure
3 12 (15.79%) AWS
4 8 (10.53%) Amazon EC2
4 8 (10.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (6.58%) Amazon S3
5 5 (6.58%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 5 (6.58%) AWS Lambda
5 5 (6.58%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 5 (6.58%) OneDrive
5 5 (6.58%) Route 53
6 3 (3.95%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (3.95%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.95%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (3.95%) GCP
7 2 (2.63%) Mimecast
8 1 (1.32%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (30.26%) DNS
2 19 (25.00%) DHCP
3 17 (22.37%) Firewall
4 8 (10.53%) Skype
4 8 (10.53%) Wireless
5 6 (7.89%) LAN
5 6 (7.89%) Network Security
6 5 (6.58%) IPv4
6 5 (6.58%) SAN
7 4 (5.26%) iSCSI
7 4 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 4 (5.26%) VLAN
7 4 (5.26%) VPN
7 4 (5.26%) WAN
8 3 (3.95%) Internet
8 3 (3.95%) NAS
9 2 (2.63%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.63%) IP Telephony
9 2 (2.63%) SNMP
9 2 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.42%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.89%) GIS
3 5 (6.58%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.95%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (3.95%) Data Lake
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (3.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (2.63%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 1 (1.32%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.32%) Jenkins
General
1 18 (23.68%) Social Skills
2 4 (5.26%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.95%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Documentation Skills
4 2 (2.63%) Retail
4 2 (2.63%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.32%) Legal
5 1 (1.32%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.32%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 17 (22.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (17.11%) Support Engineer
3 11 (14.47%) Analyst
4 9 (11.84%) Server Engineer
5 8 (10.53%) IT Engineer
6 7 (9.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
7 6 (7.89%) Azure Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (7.89%) IT Support
8 5 (6.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 5 (6.58%) Wintel Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) Architect
9 4 (5.26%) Hardware Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) VMware Engineer
9 4 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 3 (3.95%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.32%) JSON
1 1 (1.32%) Node.js
1 1 (1.32%) REST
1 1 (1.32%) SOAP
1 1 (1.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.21%) Replication
2 5 (6.58%) Clustering
3 3 (3.95%) Data Centre
3 3 (3.95%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.95%) NHS
4 2 (2.63%) Analytical Mindset
4 2 (2.63%) Virtual Team
5 1 (1.32%) CCTV
5 1 (1.32%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.32%) CMDB
5 1 (1.32%) Digital Media
5 1 (1.32%) Digital Signage
5 1 (1.32%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.32%) Legacy Systems
5 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 76 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (35.53%) Windows Server 2016
3 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (30.26%) Windows Server 2019
4 14 (18.42%) Windows 10
5 12 (15.79%) Linux
6 8 (10.53%) Windows 7
7 6 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (5.26%) CentOS
8 4 (5.26%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.63%) Debian
9 2 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (2.63%) Solaris
9 2 (2.63%) SUSE
9 2 (2.63%) Unix
9 2 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.32%) Apple iOS
10 1 (1.32%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.32%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (26.32%) ITIL
2 17 (22.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 8 (10.53%) Patch Management
4 7 (9.21%) Configuration Management
4 7 (9.21%) DevOps
4 7 (9.21%) Migration
5 6 (7.89%) Data Migration
5 6 (7.89%) Image Processing
5 6 (7.89%) ITSM
5 6 (7.89%) Requirements Analysis
5 6 (7.89%) Service Delivery
5 6 (7.89%) Systems Engineering
5 6 (7.89%) Test Scripting
6 5 (6.58%) Change Management
6 5 (6.58%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (6.58%) Identity Management
6 5 (6.58%) Service Design
7 4 (5.26%) High Availability
7 4 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 4 (5.26%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 20 (26.32%) PowerShell
2 10 (13.16%) SQL
3 6 (7.89%) C
3 6 (7.89%) VB
4 3 (3.95%) Bash Shell
4 3 (3.95%) Python
5 1 (1.32%) Go
5 1 (1.32%) Java
5 1 (1.32%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.32%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 17 (22.37%) Security Cleared
2 11 (14.47%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.21%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (9.21%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (7.89%) Degree
4 6 (7.89%) DV Cleared
5 5 (6.58%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (3.95%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (2.63%) Postgraduate
8 1 (1.32%) CCNA
8 1 (1.32%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.32%) MCITP
8 1 (1.32%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.16%) SLA
2 1 (1.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 60 (78.95%) Active Directory
2 32 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (26.32%) Hyper-V
4 9 (11.84%) XenDesktop
5 8 (10.53%) Virtual Machines
5 8 (10.53%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (9.21%) XenApp
7 6 (7.89%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (7.89%) VMware NSX
8 5 (6.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (5.26%) vSphere
10 3 (3.95%) NFS
10 3 (3.95%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (2.63%) KVM
11 2 (2.63%) Terminal Server
11 2 (2.63%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 17 (22.37%) SCCM
2 12 (15.79%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (9.21%) NetBackup
4 6 (7.89%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 6 (7.89%) Ansible
5 4 (5.26%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (3.95%) SCOM
7 2 (2.63%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (2.63%) vCenter Server
8 1 (1.32%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (1.32%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.32%) Grafana
8 1 (1.32%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.32%) Terraform
8 1 (1.32%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (55.26%) VMware
2 36 (47.37%) Microsoft
3 18 (23.68%) Cisco
4 17 (22.37%) Citrix
5 13 (17.11%) Oracle
6 7 (9.21%) Sophos
7 6 (7.89%) ESRI
7 6 (7.89%) HP
7 6 (7.89%) Ivanti
7 6 (7.89%) Lumension
8 5 (6.58%) CloudEndure
8 5 (6.58%) Red Hat
8 5 (6.58%) Shavlik
9 4 (5.26%) McAfee
9 4 (5.26%) Meraki
9 4 (5.26%) Symantec
10 3 (3.95%) EMC
10 3 (3.95%) Google
10 3 (3.95%) LogRhythm
11 2 (2.63%) Brocade