Period
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The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Windows Server 2016 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2016 over the 6 months to 20 May 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 2016
UK > England
6 months to
20 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 446 374 235
Rank change year-on-year -72 -139 +62
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 344 256 495
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.56% 1.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.12% 3.49% 5.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 257 202 374
10th Percentile £162 £200 £194
25th Percentile £240 £280 £286
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £383
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +4.44% -1.79%
75th Percentile £500 £475 £475
90th Percentile £588 £570 £519
UK median daily rate £423 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +5.63% +5.26% -2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 28
10th Percentile £15.85 £18.22 £13.02
25th Percentile £16.35 £18.88 £14.94
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £25.74
Median % change year-on-year -9.09% -14.53% -1.00%
75th Percentile - £42.25 £42.38
90th Percentile £27.85 £61.25 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £40.17 £28.00
% change year-on-year -50.21% +43.46% +25.00%

Windows Server 2016 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 England with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 11,021 7,331 8,725
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.53% 15.92% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,575 4,843 5,744
10th Percentile £173 £185 £150
25th Percentile £319 £332 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.41%
75th Percentile £625 £550 £538
90th Percentile £700 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 353 635
10th Percentile £13.33 £11.53 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.76 £13.50 £13.50
Median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £17.35
Median % change year-on-year +22.86% +0.89% +2.03%
75th Percentile £50.39 £41.00 £21.46
90th Percentile £65.00 £59.75 £47.08
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% - +4.48%

Windows Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows Server 2016 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2016 in England

Windows Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in England.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2016 in England

Windows Server 2016
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2016 in England

Windows Server 2016
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in England.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2016 in England

Windows Server 2016
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in England over the 6 months to 20 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2016 in England

Windows Server 2016
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2016 within the England region over the 6 months to 20 May 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
London -97 138 £428 +0.59% 40
North of England -27 60 £180 -37.39% 30
South East -24 47 £425 +25.93% 37
North West -13 41 £168 -22.81% 13
South West -14 37 £250 -28.57% 12
East of England -30 33 £400 +23.08% 14
Midlands -48 17 £350 -10.26% 24
Yorkshire -25 16 £320 +11.30% 15
West Midlands -54 9 £350 -10.26% 14
East Midlands -22 8 £328 -15.48% 10
North East -5 3 £283 -33.92% 2
Windows Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 20 May 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2016 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 England region with a requirement for Windows Server 2016.

1 336 (97.67%) Windows
2 254 (73.84%) Active Directory
3 219 (63.66%) Microsoft
4 217 (63.08%) Windows Server
5 199 (57.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 159 (46.22%) VMware
7 148 (43.02%) Azure
8 142 (41.28%) PowerShell
9 141 (40.99%) Microsoft 365
10 139 (40.41%) Windows Server 2019
11 123 (35.76%) VMware Infrastructure
12 120 (34.88%) Windows Server 2008
13 113 (32.85%) Windows 10
14 93 (27.03%) SCCM
15 92 (26.74%) ITIL
16 89 (25.87%) DNS
17 77 (22.38%) DHCP
18 74 (21.51%) Citrix
18 74 (21.51%) Hyper-V
19 70 (20.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 69 (20.06%) Social Skills
21 66 (19.19%) Security Cleared
22 63 (18.31%) SQL
23 60 (17.44%) SQL Server
24 59 (17.15%) MS Exchange
24 59 (17.15%) AWS
25 58 (16.86%) Finance
25 58 (16.86%) Firewall
26 55 (15.99%) Migration
27 54 (15.70%) Linux

Windows Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 59 (17.15%) MS Exchange
2 51 (14.83%) SharePoint
3 31 (9.01%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (6.98%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (6.10%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (5.23%) IIS
6 18 (5.23%) Skype for Business
7 7 (2.03%) Confluence
8 5 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.16%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.87%) Apache
10 3 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.58%) Content Management Server
11 2 (0.58%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.29%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.29%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.29%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 48 (13.95%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.45%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.58%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.58%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.29%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 148 (43.02%) Azure
2 141 (40.99%) Microsoft 365
3 59 (17.15%) AWS
4 39 (11.34%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (9.01%) OneDrive
6 17 (4.94%) PaaS
7 16 (4.65%) SaaS
8 15 (4.36%) Mimecast
9 13 (3.78%) Amazon S3
9 13 (3.78%) IaaS
10 9 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
10 9 (2.62%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 9 (2.62%) Route 53
10 9 (2.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (2.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 8 (2.33%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (2.03%) Azure Key Vault
12 7 (2.03%) GCP
13 4 (1.16%) Azure Monitor
13 4 (1.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 89 (25.87%) DNS
2 77 (22.38%) DHCP
3 58 (16.86%) Firewall
4 32 (9.30%) TCP/IP
5 31 (9.01%) VoIP
6 27 (7.85%) LAN
6 27 (7.85%) WAN
7 26 (7.56%) Wireless
8 25 (7.27%) SAN
8 25 (7.27%) Skype
9 23 (6.69%) Network Security
9 23 (6.69%) VPN
10 19 (5.52%) iSCSI
11 18 (5.23%) IPv4
12 15 (4.36%) NetScaler
13 10 (2.91%) VLAN
14 9 (2.62%) NAS
15 7 (2.03%) Internet
15 7 (2.03%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (1.74%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (17.44%) SQL Server
2 8 (2.33%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.45%) Relational Database
4 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.87%) Oracle Database
5 3 (0.87%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.58%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.29%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.29%) GIS
7 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.29%) Power BI
7 1 (0.29%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.29%) Redis
7 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 18 (5.23%) Jenkins
2 14 (4.07%) JIRA
3 8 (2.33%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.45%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.16%) MSI
6 3 (0.87%) GitLab
7 2 (0.58%) Hudson
7 2 (0.58%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.58%) IntelliJ
7 2 (0.58%) JUnit
7 2 (0.58%) LoadUI
7 2 (0.58%) NUnit
7 2 (0.58%) SoapUI
7 2 (0.58%) SonarQube
7 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
8 1 (0.29%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.29%) GCC
8 1 (0.29%) Subversion
8 1 (0.29%) TeamCity
General
1 69 (20.06%) Social Skills
2 58 (16.86%) Finance
3 25 (7.27%) Public Sector
4 10 (2.91%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (2.03%) Banking
6 6 (1.74%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.45%) Manufacturing
7 5 (1.45%) Organisational Skills
8 4 (1.16%) Influencing Skills
8 4 (1.16%) Law
8 4 (1.16%) Retail
9 3 (0.87%) Documentation Skills
9 3 (0.87%) Legal
10 2 (0.58%) Advertising
10 2 (0.58%) Military
10 2 (0.58%) Presentation Skills
10 2 (0.58%) Telecoms
11 1 (0.29%) Automotive
11 1 (0.29%) Electronics
11 1 (0.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 60 (17.44%) Analyst
2 57 (16.57%) Support Engineer
3 54 (15.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 33 (9.59%) 2nd Line Support
5 31 (9.01%) Support Analyst
6 24 (6.98%) IT Engineer
7 23 (6.69%) IT Support
8 22 (6.40%) Wintel Engineer
9 20 (5.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 20 (5.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 20 (5.81%) Windows Engineer
10 19 (5.52%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 18 (5.23%) Server Engineer
12 17 (4.94%) Azure Engineer
12 17 (4.94%) Consultant
13 16 (4.65%) Architect
13 16 (4.65%) IT Support Engineer
14 15 (4.36%) Cloud Engineer
15 13 (3.78%) Desktop Support
15 13 (3.78%) Wintel Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.03%) HTML
2 6 (1.74%) REST
3 5 (1.45%) .NET
3 5 (1.45%) CSS
3 5 (1.45%) CSS3
3 5 (1.45%) HTML5
4 4 (1.16%) LDAP
5 3 (0.87%) Elastic Stack
6 2 (0.58%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.58%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.58%) JPA
6 2 (0.58%) Middleware
6 2 (0.58%) PowerMock
6 2 (0.58%) PySpark
6 2 (0.58%) Software Packaging
7 1 (0.29%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.29%) Azure Blueprints
7 1 (0.29%) Web Services
7 1 (0.29%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.34%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.85%) Clustering
2 27 (7.85%) Replication
3 20 (5.81%) PKI
4 16 (4.65%) NHS
5 13 (3.78%) iPad
5 13 (3.78%) iPhone
5 13 (3.78%) Public Cloud
6 11 (3.20%) Enterprise Storage
7 8 (2.33%) Private Cloud
8 7 (2.03%) User Experience
9 6 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
10 5 (1.45%) Driving Licence
10 5 (1.45%) Self-Motivation
10 5 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.16%) Hybrid Cloud
12 3 (0.87%) Blackberry
12 3 (0.87%) Handset
12 3 (0.87%) Housing Association
12 3 (0.87%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 336 (97.67%) Windows
2 217 (63.08%) Windows Server
3 199 (57.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 139 (40.41%) Windows Server 2019
5 120 (34.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 113 (32.85%) Windows 10
7 54 (15.70%) Linux
8 38 (11.05%) Windows 7
9 23 (6.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (3.20%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (2.33%) Oracle Linux
11 8 (2.33%) Ubuntu
12 7 (2.03%) CentOS
12 7 (2.03%) Mac OS
12 7 (2.03%) Windows 8
13 6 (1.74%) Android
13 6 (1.74%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.45%) Mac OS X
15 4 (1.16%) Windows 2000 Server
16 3 (0.87%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (26.74%) ITIL
2 70 (20.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 55 (15.99%) Migration
4 31 (9.01%) Disaster Recovery
4 31 (9.01%) Problem-Solving
5 30 (8.72%) Service Delivery
6 29 (8.43%) Change Management
7 24 (6.98%) Patch Management
8 23 (6.69%) Server Management
9 22 (6.40%) DevOps
10 20 (5.81%) Project Management
11 19 (5.52%) High Availability
12 18 (5.23%) Agile
13 17 (4.94%) Storage Management
14 16 (4.65%) Virtual Environments
15 15 (4.36%) Data Migration
15 15 (4.36%) Identity Management
15 15 (4.36%) ITSM
15 15 (4.36%) Problem Management
15 15 (4.36%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 142 (41.28%) PowerShell
2 63 (18.31%) SQL
3 21 (6.10%) Python
4 13 (3.78%) Bash
5 9 (2.62%) Groovy
5 9 (2.62%) VB
6 8 (2.33%) JavaScript
7 7 (2.03%) C#
8 6 (1.74%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.74%) VBScript
9 4 (1.16%) Java
10 3 (0.87%) C++
10 3 (0.87%) VBA
11 2 (0.58%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.29%) C
12 1 (0.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 66 (19.19%) Security Cleared
2 46 (13.37%) SC Cleared
3 39 (11.34%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (7.56%) MCSE
5 21 (6.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (5.52%) MCSA
7 18 (5.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 16 (4.65%) MCITP
9 14 (4.07%) CCA
9 14 (4.07%) Citrix Certification
9 14 (4.07%) DV Cleared
10 13 (3.78%) MCP
11 11 (3.20%) DBS Check
12 9 (2.62%) Degree
12 9 (2.62%) MCTS
13 8 (2.33%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (2.03%) CCNA
15 6 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
16 5 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
17 4 (1.16%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (12.50%) SLA
2 4 (1.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.58%) GDPR
3 2 (0.58%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.58%) PMO
3 2 (0.58%) QA
4 1 (0.29%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.29%) COBIT
4 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.29%) NCSC
4 1 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 254 (73.84%) Active Directory
2 123 (35.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (21.51%) Hyper-V
4 52 (15.12%) XenApp
5 36 (10.47%) XenDesktop
6 35 (10.17%) Microsoft App-V
6 35 (10.17%) VMware ESXi
7 32 (9.30%) vSphere
8 30 (8.72%) Virtual Servers
9 25 (7.27%) Virtual Machines
10 19 (5.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 18 (5.23%) NFS
12 11 (3.20%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (2.33%) BitLocker
13 8 (2.33%) Docker
13 8 (2.33%) VMware NSX
14 3 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 2 (0.58%) DFS Replication
15 2 (0.58%) Firmware
15 2 (0.58%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 93 (27.03%) SCCM
2 42 (12.21%) Microsoft Intune
3 33 (9.59%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 32 (9.30%) Terraform
5 30 (8.72%) NetBackup
6 25 (7.27%) Microsoft Clustering
6 25 (7.27%) SCOM
7 24 (6.98%) WSUS
8 22 (6.40%) Ansible
9 12 (3.49%) Failover Clustering
9 12 (3.49%) vCenter Server
10 11 (3.20%) Packer
11 10 (2.91%) Single Sign-On
12 9 (2.62%) Consul
13 8 (2.33%) Nessus
14 7 (2.03%) Kubernetes
14 7 (2.03%) Puppet
14 7 (2.03%) SCOrch
14 7 (2.03%) vRealize
15 6 (1.74%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 219 (63.66%) Microsoft
2 159 (46.22%) VMware
3 74 (21.51%) Citrix
4 45 (13.08%) HP
5 38 (11.05%) Cisco
6 30 (8.72%) Dell
7 29 (8.43%) Ivanti
8 20 (5.81%) NetApp
8 20 (5.81%) Oracle
9 18 (5.23%) Apple
9 18 (5.23%) Red Hat
9 18 (5.23%) Shavlik
10 16 (4.65%) IBM
11 15 (4.36%) Google
12 14 (4.07%) SolarWinds
13 13 (3.78%) EMC
14 12 (3.49%) McAfee
15 11 (3.20%) ServiceNow
16 10 (2.91%) Symantec
16 10 (2.91%) Zerto