Period
to 3 June 2020

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 3 June 2020 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
3 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 220 282 373
Rank change year-on-year +62 +91 +293
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 476 772 612
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.18% 0.94% 0.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.90% 4.73% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 322 530 410
Median daily rate £375 £383 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.96% +2.00% +9.09%
10th Percentile £200 £205 £210
90th Percentile £506 £569 £519
UK median daily rate £370 £380 £375
% change year-on-year -2.63% +1.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 37 31
Median hourly rate £25.74 £26.00 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.00% -40.23% +102.33%
10th Percentile £12.30 £18.50 £14.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.83 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £28.00 £22.40 £42.27
% change year-on-year +25.00% -47.00% +96.58%

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 8,066 16,335 19,180
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.95% 19.89% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,019 10,430 12,162
Median daily rate £425 £442 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.90% +0.51% +3.53%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £185
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 594 957 1,259
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.83 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.33 £17.06 £17.39
% change year-on-year +7.43% -1.90% +5.39%

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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020.

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 3 June 2020. 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
London +100 179 £383 -7.15% 12
South East +38 88 £363 -6.75% 18
North of England +70 74 £375 +10.29% 20
South West +26 70 £350 -3.45% 4
Yorkshire +65 40 £425 +33.86% 4
Midlands +51 33 £323 -2.64% 4
North West +46 32 £360 - 11
East of England +63 31 £425 +13.33% 4
West Midlands +50 22 £336 -9.12% 4
East Midlands +23 9 £305 -6.15%
North East +31 2 £200 -11.11% 5
Windows Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 3 June 2020, 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.

1 473 (99.37%) Windows
2 362 (76.05%) Windows Server
3 332 (69.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 307 (64.50%) Active Directory
5 286 (60.08%) VMware
6 231 (48.53%) Microsoft
7 204 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
8 186 (39.08%) Office 365
9 170 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 163 (34.24%) PowerShell
11 155 (32.56%) Windows 10
12 142 (29.83%) Azure
13 127 (26.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 120 (25.21%) DNS
15 112 (23.53%) Citrix
16 101 (21.22%) SQL Server
17 97 (20.38%) DHCP
18 93 (19.54%) SCCM
19 92 (19.33%) Windows 7
20 87 (18.28%) Security Cleared
21 86 (18.07%) ITIL
22 82 (17.23%) Hyper-V
23 80 (16.81%) Migration
24 79 (16.60%) VMware ESXi
25 77 (16.18%) Cisco
26 75 (15.76%) Microsoft Certification
27 72 (15.13%) Firewall
28 71 (14.92%) XenApp
29 67 (14.08%) SQL
29 67 (14.08%) MS Exchange

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 67 (14.08%) MS Exchange
2 41 (8.61%) SharePoint
3 37 (7.77%) Skype for Business
4 30 (6.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (5.25%) IIS
6 22 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (3.78%) Apache
8 16 (3.36%) Tomcat
9 11 (2.31%) Apache Solr
10 7 (1.47%) ArcGIS
11 5 (1.05%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.42%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.42%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.21%) Confluence
14 1 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.21%) SharePoint 2010
14 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
14 1 (0.21%) Umbraco
Applications
1 38 (7.98%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.47%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.63%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.42%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 186 (39.08%) Office 365
2 142 (29.83%) Azure
3 39 (8.19%) Azure Active Directory
4 34 (7.14%) AWS
5 18 (3.78%) OneDrive
6 17 (3.57%) IaaS
7 16 (3.36%) SaaS
8 14 (2.94%) Mimecast
8 14 (2.94%) PaaS
9 7 (1.47%) GCP
9 7 (1.47%) GitHub
10 4 (0.84%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (0.63%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.63%) Azure Stack
11 3 (0.63%) OpenShift
12 2 (0.42%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.42%) Azure Data Factory
12 2 (0.42%) Datadog
13 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
13 1 (0.21%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 120 (25.21%) DNS
2 97 (20.38%) DHCP
3 72 (15.13%) Firewall
4 59 (12.39%) SAN
5 45 (9.45%) NetScaler
6 39 (8.19%) Skype
7 28 (5.88%) WAN
8 24 (5.04%) LAN
9 21 (4.41%) TCP/IP
10 18 (3.78%) VLAN
11 17 (3.57%) VPN
12 15 (3.15%) VoIP
13 14 (2.94%) HTTP
13 14 (2.94%) PBX
14 12 (2.52%) SSL
15 10 (2.10%) Internet
16 9 (1.89%) MPLS
16 9 (1.89%) NAS
16 9 (1.89%) SNMP
16 9 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (21.22%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.98%) SQL Server 2016
3 20 (4.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (3.78%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (3.15%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (1.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 7 (1.47%) MySQL
8 6 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
8 6 (1.26%) GIS
9 5 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
9 5 (1.05%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.63%) Relational Database
10 3 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.42%) Big Data
11 2 (0.42%) Oracle Reports
11 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
11 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 7 (1.47%) GitLab
1 7 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.26%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.26%) Hudson
2 6 (1.26%) Jenkins
3 4 (0.84%) Eclipse
3 4 (0.84%) JIRA
3 4 (0.84%) Subversion
3 4 (0.84%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.42%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.42%) MSI
5 2 (0.42%) NUnit
5 2 (0.42%) Selenium
5 2 (0.42%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.21%) CF BOSH
6 1 (0.21%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.21%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 65 (13.66%) Finance
2 34 (7.14%) Public Sector
3 23 (4.83%) Banking
4 6 (1.26%) Legal
4 6 (1.26%) Retail
5 5 (1.05%) Telecoms
6 4 (0.84%) Automotive
6 4 (0.84%) Local Government
7 3 (0.63%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.63%) Law
8 2 (0.42%) Back Office
8 2 (0.42%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.42%) Marketing
8 2 (0.42%) Police
8 2 (0.42%) Private Banking
9 1 (0.21%) Electronics
9 1 (0.21%) Games
9 1 (0.21%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.21%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 115 (24.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 55 (11.55%) Server Engineer
3 46 (9.66%) Windows Engineer
4 43 (9.03%) Analyst
5 41 (8.61%) Support Engineer
6 33 (6.93%) Citrix Engineer
7 31 (6.51%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 31 (6.51%) VMware Engineer
8 29 (6.09%) Active Directory Engineer
9 26 (5.46%) IT Engineer
10 25 (5.25%) 2nd Line Support
11 23 (4.83%) 3rd Line Support
12 22 (4.62%) IT Support
13 21 (4.41%) Administrator
13 21 (4.41%) Architect
14 20 (4.20%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
15 19 (3.99%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
16 17 (3.57%) Azure Engineer
16 17 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
16 17 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (5.46%) .NET
2 11 (2.31%) LDAP
2 11 (2.31%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (1.68%) Web Services
4 6 (1.26%) ADSI
4 6 (1.26%) RESTful
5 5 (1.05%) ASP.NET
5 5 (1.05%) JSON
6 4 (0.84%) HTML
6 4 (0.84%) SOAP
7 3 (0.63%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 3 (0.63%) CSS
7 3 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.63%) gRPC
7 3 (0.63%) jQuery
7 3 (0.63%) Middleware
7 3 (0.63%) REST
7 3 (0.63%) Swagger
7 3 (0.63%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (0.42%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 49 (10.29%) Data Centre
2 34 (7.14%) Clustering
3 33 (6.93%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (5.46%) PKI
5 25 (5.25%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (3.57%) NHS
7 16 (3.36%) Replication
8 12 (2.52%) Fat Client
8 12 (2.52%) Thin Client
9 10 (2.10%) Hedge funds
9 10 (2.10%) User Experience
10 7 (1.47%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.05%) Driving Licence
11 5 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.84%) Management Information System
12 4 (0.84%) Private Cloud
12 4 (0.84%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (0.63%) Blackberry
14 2 (0.42%) Biotechnology
14 2 (0.42%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 473 (99.37%) Windows
2 362 (76.05%) Windows Server
3 332 (69.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 204 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 155 (32.56%) Windows 10
6 92 (19.33%) Windows 7
7 63 (13.24%) Windows Server 2019
8 54 (11.34%) Linux
9 27 (5.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.26%) VMS
12 5 (1.05%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.05%) CentOS
12 5 (1.05%) Unix
13 4 (0.84%) Android
13 4 (0.84%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.63%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.63%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.42%) Fedora
15 2 (0.42%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (26.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 86 (18.07%) ITIL
3 80 (16.81%) Migration
4 41 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
5 37 (7.77%) DevOps
6 32 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (6.51%) Disaster Recovery
8 29 (6.09%) High Availability
9 24 (5.04%) Performance Tuning
9 24 (5.04%) Server Building
10 23 (4.83%) Cybersecurity
11 20 (4.20%) Data Protection
12 19 (3.99%) Root Cause Analysis
13 16 (3.36%) Performance Monitoring
13 16 (3.36%) Service Delivery
13 16 (3.36%) Storage Management
14 15 (3.15%) Configuration Management
14 15 (3.15%) Technical Architecture
14 15 (3.15%) Validation
15 14 (2.94%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 163 (34.24%) PowerShell
2 67 (14.08%) SQL
3 20 (4.20%) Java
4 19 (3.99%) C#
5 16 (3.36%) Python
6 13 (2.73%) C
7 12 (2.52%) VB
8 9 (1.89%) VBScript
9 8 (1.68%) Ruby
10 7 (1.47%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.05%) C++
12 4 (0.84%) XPath
13 3 (0.63%) Go
13 3 (0.63%) JavaScript
13 3 (0.63%) Perl
13 3 (0.63%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.63%) T-SQL
13 3 (0.63%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.42%) PHP
14 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 87 (18.28%) Security Cleared
2 75 (15.76%) Microsoft Certification
3 57 (11.97%) SC Cleared
4 35 (7.35%) MCSE
5 32 (6.72%) Citrix Certification
6 28 (5.88%) DV Cleared
7 25 (5.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 22 (4.62%) Cisco Certification
9 19 (3.99%) MCSA
10 17 (3.57%) CCA
11 12 (2.52%) CCNA
12 10 (2.10%) CCNP
13 9 (1.89%) Degree
14 6 (1.26%) DBS Check
14 6 (1.26%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (1.26%) MCITP
15 3 (0.63%) TOGAF Certification
16 2 (0.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 2 (0.42%) VCAP
17 1 (0.21%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (7.98%) SLA
2 20 (4.20%) GDPR
3 18 (3.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (3.36%) Cyber Essentials
5 14 (2.94%) HIPAA
6 2 (0.42%) QA
7 1 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 307 (64.50%) Active Directory
2 170 (35.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (17.23%) Hyper-V
4 79 (16.60%) VMware ESXi
5 71 (14.92%) XenApp
6 58 (12.18%) vSphere
7 37 (7.77%) XenDesktop
8 35 (7.35%) Microsoft App-V
9 18 (3.78%) Virtual Desktop
9 18 (3.78%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (2.94%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 11 (2.31%) DFS Replication
12 11 (2.31%) Docker
13 7 (1.47%) VMware NSX
14 6 (1.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 5 (1.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.63%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.63%) UAG
16 3 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 93 (19.54%) SCCM
2 42 (8.82%) SCOM
3 31 (6.51%) Ansible
4 25 (5.25%) vCenter Server
5 24 (5.04%) WSUS
6 23 (4.83%) Microsoft Clustering
6 23 (4.83%) Opscode Chef
7 22 (4.62%) Puppet
8 19 (3.99%) Microsoft Intune
9 18 (3.78%) Failover Clustering
10 15 (3.15%) vRealize
11 13 (2.73%) SCVMM
12 12 (2.52%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 12 (2.52%) XenMobile
13 10 (2.10%) NetBackup
14 9 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (1.89%) Terraform
15 8 (1.68%) Kubernetes
15 8 (1.68%) McAfee ePO
15 8 (1.68%) SCSM
Vendors
1 286 (60.08%) VMware
2 231 (48.53%) Microsoft
3 112 (23.53%) Citrix
4 77 (16.18%) Cisco
5 42 (8.82%) HP
6 34 (7.14%) Dell
7 26 (5.46%) McAfee
7 26 (5.46%) NetApp
8 19 (3.99%) Splunk
9 18 (3.78%) Symantec
10 17 (3.57%) Oracle
11 16 (3.36%) EMC
12 15 (3.15%) Veeam
13 13 (2.73%) SolarWinds
14 12 (2.52%) Sonus
15 11 (2.31%) Nimble Storage
15 11 (2.31%) Sophos
16 10 (2.10%) Ivanti
17 9 (1.89%) Altiris
17 9 (1.89%) Apple