Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 321 248 288
Rank change year-on-year -73 +40 +187
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 228 701 854
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.66% 1.07% 0.94%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.67% 5.16% 4.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 507 623
Median daily rate £400 £360 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -10.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £215 £163 £210
90th Percentile £525 £481 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £350 £400
% change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 22 29
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.63 £23.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.66% -5.08% -50.17%
10th Percentile £22.04 £10.85 £15.05
90th Percentile £73.75 £37.13 £46.45
UK median hourly rate £45.25 £22.75 £22.43
% change year-on-year +98.90% +1.43% -53.10%

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 6,221 13,597 19,084
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.11% 20.70% 20.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,007 8,738 12,223
Median daily rate £428 £413 £428
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.76% -3.51% +0.59%
10th Percentile £163 £143 £162
90th Percentile £615 £606 £613
UK median daily rate £430 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +4.88% -3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 1,009 1,187
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.10 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.80% +0.59% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.17
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.00
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.43% +2.94% -

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 24 January 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 24 January 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 24 January 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 +6 97 £441 +22.36% 31
South West +38 36 £400 +23.08% 14
South East +17 35 £422 +5.57% 25
East of England +17 23 £335 -4.29% 6
North of England +8 23 £300 -14.29% 34
Yorkshire +24 13 £285 -12.31% 9
Midlands 0 10 £325 - 14
West Midlands +21 8 £325 +4.00% 9
North West +9 8 £325 -11.68% 20
North East +31 2 £200 -44.83% 5
East Midlands +18 2 £265 -18.46% 5
Windows Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 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.

1 217 (95.18%) Windows
2 164 (71.93%) Windows Server
3 143 (62.72%) Active Directory
3 143 (62.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 122 (53.51%) VMware
5 114 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 100 (43.86%) PowerShell
7 98 (42.98%) VMware Infrastructure
8 92 (40.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 91 (39.91%) Windows 10
10 84 (36.84%) Windows Server 2019
10 84 (36.84%) Azure
11 72 (31.58%) Office 365
12 67 (29.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 59 (25.88%) Migration
14 58 (25.44%) DNS
14 58 (25.44%) Security Cleared
15 50 (21.93%) SCCM
16 48 (21.05%) ITIL
17 47 (20.61%) SQL Server
18 42 (18.42%) DHCP
18 42 (18.42%) Firewall
18 42 (18.42%) Windows 7
19 41 (17.98%) vSphere
19 41 (17.98%) Ansible
19 41 (17.98%) Cisco
20 40 (17.54%) SQL
21 39 (17.11%) Finance
21 39 (17.11%) Hyper-V
22 38 (16.67%) 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 27 (11.84%) SharePoint
2 25 (10.96%) MS Exchange
3 19 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (7.46%) Skype for Business
5 14 (6.14%) ArcGIS
6 12 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (3.51%) IIS
8 5 (2.19%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (1.32%) Apache
9 3 (1.32%) Confluence
9 3 (1.32%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.32%) WebSphere
9 3 (1.32%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.44%) Apache Solr
10 1 (0.44%) CMS
10 1 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (10.09%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.14%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.44%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.44%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 84 (36.84%) Azure
2 72 (31.58%) Office 365
3 22 (9.65%) AWS
3 22 (9.65%) IaaS
4 21 (9.21%) GitHub
5 16 (7.02%) Azure Active Directory
6 13 (5.70%) PaaS
7 12 (5.26%) SaaS
8 8 (3.51%) GCP
8 8 (3.51%) OneDrive
9 7 (3.07%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (2.19%) Route 53
11 3 (1.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.88%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.88%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.88%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.88%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.88%) Mimecast
12 2 (0.88%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 58 (25.44%) DNS
2 42 (18.42%) DHCP
2 42 (18.42%) Firewall
3 24 (10.53%) VLAN
4 22 (9.65%) SAN
4 22 (9.65%) Skype
5 21 (9.21%) LAN
5 21 (9.21%) WAN
6 19 (8.33%) TCP/IP
7 15 (6.58%) Reverse Proxy
8 11 (4.82%) SNMP
9 9 (3.95%) Kerberos
10 7 (3.07%) VSAN
11 6 (2.63%) NetScaler
11 6 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (2.19%) Internet
12 5 (2.19%) VPN
13 4 (1.75%) MPLS
14 3 (1.32%) SSL
14 3 (1.32%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (20.61%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.51%) GIS
2 8 (3.51%) SQL Server 2016
2 8 (3.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 7 (3.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.19%) SQL Server 2012
5 4 (1.75%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.75%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.32%) MS Access
6 3 (1.32%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2017
6 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 2 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (0.88%) Power BI
7 2 (0.88%) SQL Server 2019
8 1 (0.44%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.44%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 19 (8.33%) JIRA
2 17 (7.46%) Git (software)
3 16 (7.02%) Jenkins
4 15 (6.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 15 (6.58%) GitLab
5 6 (2.63%) Subversion
6 4 (1.75%) Octopus Deploy
7 3 (1.32%) Bitbucket
7 3 (1.32%) Hudson
7 3 (1.32%) Oracle Forms
7 3 (1.32%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.88%) MSI
8 2 (0.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.44%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.44%) Serena SBM
9 1 (0.44%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.44%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 39 (17.11%) Finance
2 15 (6.58%) Banking
3 12 (5.26%) Public Sector
4 7 (3.07%) Retail
5 6 (2.63%) Investment Banking
6 4 (1.75%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.32%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.32%) Legal
7 3 (1.32%) Telecoms
8 2 (0.88%) Electronics
8 2 (0.88%) Housing Association
8 2 (0.88%) Law
8 2 (0.88%) Marketing
8 2 (0.88%) Military
9 1 (0.44%) International Banking
9 1 (0.44%) Local Government
9 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 61 (26.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (8.33%) Support Engineer
2 19 (8.33%) Windows Engineer
3 14 (6.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 14 (6.14%) DevOps Engineer
3 14 (6.14%) VMware Engineer
4 13 (5.70%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (5.70%) Server Engineer
5 12 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
5 12 (5.26%) Consultant
6 10 (4.39%) Architect
6 10 (4.39%) IT Engineer
6 10 (4.39%) IT Support
6 10 (4.39%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (3.95%) Administrator
7 9 (3.95%) Analyst
8 8 (3.51%) Citrix Engineer
8 8 (3.51%) Platform Engineer
8 8 (3.51%) Wintel Engineer
9 7 (3.07%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (6.58%) REST
2 13 (5.70%) RESTful
3 10 (4.39%) Elastic Stack
3 10 (4.39%) gRPC
3 10 (4.39%) LDAP
3 10 (4.39%) Swagger
4 8 (3.51%) CSS
4 8 (3.51%) HTML
5 6 (2.63%) .NET
6 5 (2.19%) CSS3
6 5 (2.19%) HTML5
7 4 (1.75%) ASP.NET
8 3 (1.32%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 3 (1.32%) jQuery
8 3 (1.32%) JSON
8 3 (1.32%) SOAP
8 3 (1.32%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (1.32%) Web Services
9 2 (0.88%) .NET Framework
9 2 (0.88%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (8.77%) Data Centre
2 18 (7.89%) Clustering
3 12 (5.26%) Replication
4 8 (3.51%) User Experience
5 6 (2.63%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.63%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (2.63%) Private Cloud
6 5 (2.19%) NHS
7 4 (1.75%) Enterprise Cloud
7 4 (1.75%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.75%) iPhone
7 4 (1.75%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (1.32%) Client/Server
8 3 (1.32%) CMDB
8 3 (1.32%) EMC VNX
8 3 (1.32%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.88%) Hedge funds
9 2 (0.88%) HP StoreVirtual
9 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 217 (95.18%) Windows
2 164 (71.93%) Windows Server
3 143 (62.72%) Windows Server 2012
4 92 (40.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 91 (39.91%) Windows 10
6 84 (36.84%) Windows Server 2019
7 42 (18.42%) Windows 7
8 38 (16.67%) Linux
9 29 (12.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (8.33%) CentOS
11 12 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (2.19%) Unix
12 5 (2.19%) VMS
12 5 (2.19%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.75%) Android
13 4 (1.75%) Windows NT
13 4 (1.75%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.32%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.88%) Solaris
16 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (29.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 59 (25.88%) Migration
3 48 (21.05%) ITIL
4 34 (14.91%) DevOps
5 29 (12.72%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (11.40%) Configuration Management
7 23 (10.09%) Systems Engineering
8 21 (9.21%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (8.77%) Infrastructure as Code
10 18 (7.89%) High Availability
11 15 (6.58%) Continuous Deployment
11 15 (6.58%) Data Migration
11 15 (6.58%) Test Scripting
12 14 (6.14%) Problem-Solving
13 12 (5.26%) Change Management
13 12 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
13 12 (5.26%) Service Design
14 11 (4.82%) Continuous Delivery
14 11 (4.82%) Requirements Analysis
15 10 (4.39%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 100 (43.86%) PowerShell
2 40 (17.54%) SQL
3 24 (10.53%) Python
4 19 (8.33%) C#
5 15 (6.58%) Bash Shell
5 15 (6.58%) VB
6 14 (6.14%) C
7 10 (4.39%) Go
8 8 (3.51%) JavaScript
9 4 (1.75%) Shell Script
9 4 (1.75%) T-SQL
10 3 (1.32%) Jython
10 3 (1.32%) PL/SQL
10 3 (1.32%) VB.NET
10 3 (1.32%) VBScript
11 2 (0.88%) Java
12 1 (0.44%) Groovy
12 1 (0.44%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 58 (25.44%) Security Cleared
2 37 (16.23%) SC Cleared
3 25 (10.96%) Microsoft Certification
4 20 (8.77%) DV Cleared
5 15 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (4.82%) MCSE
7 6 (2.63%) CCNA
8 5 (2.19%) Degree
8 5 (2.19%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.75%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.75%) MCSA
10 3 (1.32%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 3 (1.32%) VCAP
10 3 (1.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.88%) A+ Certification
11 2 (0.88%) CCA
11 2 (0.88%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.88%) MCITP
11 2 (0.88%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.26%) SLA
2 4 (1.75%) GDPR
3 3 (1.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.88%) Government Security Classifications
5 1 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.44%) DICOM
5 1 (0.44%) GMP
5 1 (0.44%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.44%) HMG Security Policy Framework
5 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.44%) NCSC
5 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 143 (62.72%) Active Directory
2 98 (42.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (17.98%) vSphere
4 39 (17.11%) Hyper-V
5 34 (14.91%) VMware ESXi
6 25 (10.96%) Docker
7 17 (7.46%) VMware NSX
8 16 (7.02%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (5.26%) XenApp
10 5 (2.19%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.75%) vCloud
11 4 (1.75%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.32%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.88%) NFS
13 2 (0.88%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.44%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 50 (21.93%) SCCM
2 41 (17.98%) Ansible
3 35 (15.35%) Terraform
4 28 (12.28%) Kubernetes
4 28 (12.28%) Puppet
5 27 (11.84%) Opscode Chef
6 17 (7.46%) Microsoft Intune
7 16 (7.02%) Packer
8 12 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
8 12 (5.26%) vCenter Server
9 11 (4.82%) PowerCLI
10 10 (4.39%) Grafana
10 10 (4.39%) Prometheus
10 10 (4.39%) SCOM
10 10 (4.39%) WSUS
10 10 (4.39%) ZABBIX
11 9 (3.95%) vRealize
12 7 (3.07%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (2.63%) NetBackup
14 5 (2.19%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 122 (53.51%) VMware
2 114 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 41 (17.98%) Cisco
4 35 (15.35%) Citrix
5 28 (12.28%) Oracle
6 20 (8.77%) Dell
7 19 (8.33%) HP
8 17 (7.46%) Atlassian
8 17 (7.46%) EMC
8 17 (7.46%) Sophos
9 15 (6.58%) Lumension
10 14 (6.14%) ESRI
10 14 (6.14%) Red Hat
10 14 (6.14%) Splunk
11 11 (4.82%) CheckPoint
11 11 (4.82%) Veeam
12 10 (4.39%) SolarWinds
13 9 (3.95%) Symantec
14 8 (3.51%) IBM
15 7 (3.07%) Ivanti