Period
to 13 April 2021

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 13 April 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 2016
UK > England
6 months to
13 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 371 250 279
Rank change year-on-year -121 +29 +123
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 225 564 861
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.54% 1.05% 0.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.22% 5.14% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 176 423 620
10th Percentile £200 £178 £205
25th Percentile £274 £269 £304
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £375 £375 £394
Median % change year-on-year - -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £450 £450 £488
90th Percentile £525 £500 £575
UK median daily rate £389 £375 £388
% change year-on-year +3.67% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 31 44
10th Percentile £18.22 £10.50 £18.50
25th Percentile £18.88 £14.88 £19.38
Median hourly rate £22.25 £22.55 £24.92
Median % change year-on-year -1.31% -9.52% -47.90%
75th Percentile £23.00 £36.92 £46.37
90th Percentile £48.38 £47.83 £47.79
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £23.88 £23.48
% change year-on-year -3.66% +1.67% -48.01%

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 6,983 10,983 17,945
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.75% 20.40% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,602 7,167 11,683
10th Percentile £181 £143 £160
25th Percentile £325 £250 £317
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £438
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -
75th Percentile £539 £529 £538
90th Percentile £631 £613 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £425
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.18% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 369 857 1,017
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.61 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.63 £13.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.25 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.35% +1.47% +3.03%
75th Percentile £42.00 £21.50 £27.25
90th Percentile £54.10 £47.50 £48.16
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.95
% change year-on-year +2.86% +3.24% +3.67%

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 2021.

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 13 April 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
London -47 103 £413 +10.00% 27
South East +3 34 £348 -8.55% 28
East of England +18 26 £325 -18.75% 11
North of England -19 21 £286 -23.67% 23
South West +16 20 £375 +7.14% 11
Midlands -4 14 £375 +17.19% 30
North West -2 12 £302 -18.16% 9
West Midlands +3 8 £263 -17.97% 21
East Midlands +17 6 £400 +113.33% 9
Yorkshire -8 6 £285 -32.94% 11
North East +28 3 £400 +6.67% 3
Windows Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 13 April 2021, 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.

1 216 (96.00%) Windows
2 159 (70.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 155 (68.89%) Active Directory
4 146 (64.89%) Windows Server
5 126 (56.00%) VMware
6 123 (54.67%) Microsoft
7 97 (43.11%) VMware Infrastructure
8 94 (41.78%) Microsoft 365
9 90 (40.00%) PowerShell
9 90 (40.00%) Azure
10 89 (39.56%) Windows Server 2008
11 77 (34.22%) Windows 10
12 76 (33.78%) Windows Server 2019
13 67 (29.78%) SCCM
14 64 (28.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 61 (27.11%) ITIL
16 57 (25.33%) Hyper-V
17 56 (24.89%) DNS
18 46 (20.44%) Cisco
18 46 (20.44%) Migration
19 41 (18.22%) SQL Server
20 39 (17.33%) Citrix
20 39 (17.33%) Security Cleared
21 37 (16.44%) Windows 7
22 36 (16.00%) DHCP
23 33 (14.67%) VMware ESXi
24 32 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
24 32 (14.22%) Finance
25 31 (13.78%) Linux
25 31 (13.78%) SQL

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 26 (11.56%) MS Exchange
2 24 (10.67%) SharePoint
3 15 (6.67%) Skype for Business
4 14 (6.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (4.44%) ArcGIS
7 4 (1.78%) IIS
8 3 (1.33%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.33%) Oracle Service Bus
8 3 (1.33%) SAS
8 3 (1.33%) WebLogic
8 3 (1.33%) WebSphere
8 3 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (0.89%) Apache
9 2 (0.89%) Confluence
9 2 (0.89%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.44%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.44%) Tomcat
Applications
1 23 (10.22%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (4.44%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.44%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 94 (41.78%) Microsoft 365
2 90 (40.00%) Azure
3 29 (12.89%) AWS
4 25 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (6.67%) SaaS
6 14 (6.22%) IaaS
7 12 (5.33%) PaaS
8 7 (3.11%) OneDrive
9 5 (2.22%) GCP
9 5 (2.22%) Mimecast
9 5 (2.22%) Route 53
10 3 (1.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 2 (0.89%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.89%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.89%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.89%) AWS Lambda
11 2 (0.89%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 2 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.44%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.44%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 56 (24.89%) DNS
2 36 (16.00%) DHCP
3 30 (13.33%) LAN
4 28 (12.44%) Firewall
5 26 (11.56%) WAN
6 25 (11.11%) SAN
7 17 (7.56%) Skype
8 12 (5.33%) TCP/IP
8 12 (5.33%) VSAN
9 11 (4.89%) NetScaler
9 11 (4.89%) VPN
10 10 (4.44%) Wireless
11 7 (3.11%) VLAN
12 6 (2.67%) Fibre Channel
12 6 (2.67%) Internet
12 6 (2.67%) iSCSI
13 4 (1.78%) FTP
13 4 (1.78%) Kerberos
13 4 (1.78%) MPLS
14 3 (1.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (18.22%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.00%) GIS
2 9 (4.00%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (3.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (3.11%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (1.78%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.89%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.44%) MySQL
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.44%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.33%) JIRA
1 3 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (0.89%) Bitbucket
2 2 (0.89%) Hudson
2 2 (0.89%) TeamCity
2 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.89%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.44%) GCC
3 1 (0.44%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.44%) IntelliJ
3 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.44%) MSI
3 1 (0.44%) Serena SBM
3 1 (0.44%) SonarQube
3 1 (0.44%) Subversion
General
1 32 (14.22%) Finance
2 11 (4.89%) Banking
3 9 (4.00%) Public Sector
4 6 (2.67%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.67%) Telecoms
5 5 (2.22%) Retail
6 4 (1.78%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.78%) Law
6 4 (1.78%) Legal
7 3 (1.33%) Electronics
7 3 (1.33%) Marketing
8 2 (0.89%) International Banking
8 2 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Advertising
9 1 (0.44%) Aerospace
9 1 (0.44%) Dutch Language
9 1 (0.44%) Housing Association
9 1 (0.44%) Local Government
9 1 (0.44%) Military
9 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 60 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (10.67%) Analyst
3 17 (7.56%) 3rd Line Support
3 17 (7.56%) Support Engineer
4 14 (6.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 14 (6.22%) IT Support
4 14 (6.22%) Windows Engineer
5 13 (5.78%) Administrator
5 13 (5.78%) VMware Engineer
6 10 (4.44%) Citrix Engineer
6 10 (4.44%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 10 (4.44%) Server Engineer
6 10 (4.44%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (4.44%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (4.00%) Architect
7 9 (4.00%) Consultant
7 9 (4.00%) Infrastructure Support
7 9 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
8 8 (3.56%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (3.56%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.78%) LDAP
1 4 (1.78%) Middleware
1 4 (1.78%) REST
2 3 (1.33%) CSS
2 3 (1.33%) Java EE
3 2 (0.89%) .NET
3 2 (0.89%) ASP.NET
3 2 (0.89%) CSS3
3 2 (0.89%) HTML
3 2 (0.89%) HTML5
3 2 (0.89%) SAML
3 2 (0.89%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.89%) XML
4 1 (0.44%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.44%) AngularJS
4 1 (0.44%) LAMP
4 1 (0.44%) SailPoint
4 1 (0.44%) SOAP
4 1 (0.44%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (0.44%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.89%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.67%) Clustering
3 10 (4.44%) Private Cloud
3 10 (4.44%) Replication
4 9 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (3.11%) Hybrid Cloud
6 6 (2.67%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.22%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.22%) Linux Command Line
7 5 (2.22%) NHS
7 5 (2.22%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.78%) Enterprise Cloud
8 4 (1.78%) User Experience
8 4 (1.78%) Video Conferencing
9 3 (1.33%) CMDB
9 3 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
9 3 (1.33%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.33%) Management Information System
10 2 (0.89%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 216 (96.00%) Windows
2 159 (70.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 146 (64.89%) Windows Server
4 89 (39.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 77 (34.22%) Windows 10
6 76 (33.78%) Windows Server 2019
7 37 (16.44%) Windows 7
8 31 (13.78%) Linux
9 21 (9.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (3.56%) Unix
12 6 (2.67%) Android
13 5 (2.22%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.78%) CentOS
14 4 (1.78%) VMS
15 3 (1.33%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.89%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.89%) Windows 8
17 1 (0.44%) AIX
17 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (28.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 61 (27.11%) ITIL
3 46 (20.44%) Migration
4 21 (9.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 17 (7.56%) High Availability
5 17 (7.56%) Project Management
6 15 (6.67%) DevOps
7 13 (5.78%) Change Management
7 13 (5.78%) Problem-Solving
7 13 (5.78%) Storage Management
8 12 (5.33%) Capacity Planning
9 11 (4.89%) Configuration Management
9 11 (4.89%) Data Migration
10 10 (4.44%) Agile Software Development
10 10 (4.44%) Business Continuity
10 10 (4.44%) Problem Management
10 10 (4.44%) Service Design
10 10 (4.44%) Systems Engineering
10 10 (4.44%) Test Scripting
11 9 (4.00%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 90 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 31 (13.78%) SQL
3 18 (8.00%) Python
4 15 (6.67%) C
5 13 (5.78%) VB
6 7 (3.11%) Shell Script
7 4 (1.78%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.78%) Java
8 3 (1.33%) C#
8 3 (1.33%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.33%) Jython
9 2 (0.89%) VBScript
10 1 (0.44%) C++
10 1 (0.44%) PHP
Qualifications
1 39 (17.33%) Security Cleared
2 32 (14.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (9.33%) SC Cleared
4 18 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (6.22%) DV Cleared
5 14 (6.22%) MCSE
6 9 (4.00%) CCNA
7 8 (3.56%) Degree
7 8 (3.56%) MCSA
8 7 (3.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (2.22%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 5 (2.22%) MCITP
10 3 (1.33%) A+ Certification
10 3 (1.33%) CCA
10 3 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (1.33%) MCP
10 3 (1.33%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.33%) VCAP
10 3 (1.33%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (6.22%) SLA
2 6 (2.67%) GDPR
3 4 (1.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.89%) QA
5 1 (0.44%) DICOM
5 1 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.44%) PMO
System Software
1 155 (68.89%) Active Directory
2 97 (43.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (25.33%) Hyper-V
4 33 (14.67%) VMware ESXi
5 30 (13.33%) vSphere
6 19 (8.44%) XenApp
7 15 (6.67%) VMware NSX
8 12 (5.33%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (4.00%) XenDesktop
10 8 (3.56%) Virtual Desktop
11 7 (3.11%) Docker
11 7 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (3.11%) vCloud
12 4 (1.78%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (1.33%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.89%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.89%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 2 (0.89%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.89%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.89%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 67 (29.78%) SCCM
2 23 (10.22%) Ansible
3 19 (8.44%) SCOM
4 16 (7.11%) Microsoft Intune
4 16 (7.11%) vCenter Server
5 12 (5.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 12 (5.33%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 11 (4.89%) vRealize
7 10 (4.44%) Kubernetes
7 10 (4.44%) Terraform
8 9 (4.00%) PowerCLI
9 8 (3.56%) SCSM
10 6 (2.67%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (2.67%) NetBackup
10 6 (2.67%) Puppet
10 6 (2.67%) Tivoli
10 6 (2.67%) WSUS
11 5 (2.22%) Backup Exec
11 5 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 126 (56.00%) VMware
2 123 (54.67%) Microsoft
3 46 (20.44%) Cisco
4 39 (17.33%) Citrix
5 28 (12.44%) HP
6 24 (10.67%) IBM
7 20 (8.89%) Oracle
8 19 (8.44%) Red Hat
9 17 (7.56%) Dell
10 15 (6.67%) SolarWinds
10 15 (6.67%) Veeam
11 12 (5.33%) Sophos
11 12 (5.33%) Symantec
12 11 (4.89%) EMC
13 10 (4.44%) ESRI
13 10 (4.44%) Ivanti
13 10 (4.44%) Lumension
13 10 (4.44%) McAfee
14 8 (3.56%) NetApp
15 7 (3.11%) BMC