Period
to 1 October 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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 238 242 329
Rank change year-on-year +4 +87 +180
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 258 894 747
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 1.00% 1.12% 0.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.41% 5.48% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 596 507
Median daily rate £413 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -6.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £240 £200 £194
90th Percentile £525 £500 £540
UK median daily rate £414 £375 £390
% change year-on-year +10.33% -3.85% +11.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 34 17
Median hourly rate £40.75 £29.50 £42.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.14% -30.20% -2.18%
10th Percentile £18.65 £15.35 £14.05
90th Percentile £51.95 £56.03 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £46.50 £29.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +57.63% +18.00% -42.14%

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 4,770 16,312 19,344
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.40% 20.37% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,905 10,299 12,047
Median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £185 £150 £175
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 281 1,052 1,375
Median hourly rate £21.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% - -
10th Percentile £12.21 £11.18 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £51.20 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% -2.86%

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +76 107 £425 +6.25% 17
South West +32 49 £343 +7.03% 20
South East +22 45 £480 +20.00% 39
North of England +34 24 £325 -3.70% 24
East of England +73 23 £350 -2.10% 4
North West +28 14 £350 +11.11% 11
Yorkshire +49 9 £325 -5.80% 9
Midlands +34 7 £330 -4.69% 15
West Midlands +51 6 £330 -9.59% 12
North East +39 1 - - 4
East Midlands +20 1 - - 3
Windows Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 251 (97.29%) Windows
2 194 (75.19%) Windows Server
3 150 (58.14%) Active Directory
4 142 (55.04%) VMware
5 136 (52.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 129 (50.00%) Microsoft
7 123 (47.67%) PowerShell
8 113 (43.80%) VMware Infrastructure
9 98 (37.98%) Windows 10
10 96 (37.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 92 (35.66%) Security Cleared
12 86 (33.33%) Azure
13 77 (29.84%) DNS
14 72 (27.91%) SQL Server
15 71 (27.52%) Office 365
16 68 (26.36%) ITIL
17 67 (25.97%) SC Cleared
18 65 (25.19%) Ansible
18 65 (25.19%) Firewall
18 65 (25.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 65 (25.19%) Windows Server 2019
19 57 (22.09%) DevOps
20 56 (21.71%) Migration
21 53 (20.54%) vSphere
22 50 (19.38%) Opscode Chef
23 49 (18.99%) Puppet
24 47 (18.22%) SQL
24 47 (18.22%) DHCP
25 44 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
26 43 (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 32 (12.40%) MS Exchange
2 24 (9.30%) Skype for Business
3 23 (8.91%) SharePoint
4 19 (7.36%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (6.98%) ArcGIS
6 17 (6.59%) Apache
7 16 (6.20%) Tomcat
8 14 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2013
9 12 (4.65%) Apache Solr
10 5 (1.94%) IIS
11 4 (1.55%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.78%) Confluence
12 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.39%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.39%) CMS
13 1 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.39%) IBM Domino
13 1 (0.39%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.39%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.39%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 25 (9.69%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (6.98%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.39%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 86 (33.33%) Azure
2 71 (27.52%) Office 365
3 34 (13.18%) GitHub
4 27 (10.47%) AWS
5 25 (9.69%) SaaS
6 20 (7.75%) IaaS
7 18 (6.98%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (5.04%) GCP
8 13 (5.04%) PaaS
9 9 (3.49%) OneDrive
10 7 (2.71%) Cloud Computing
11 4 (1.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (1.16%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (1.16%) Amazon S3
12 3 (1.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (1.16%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (1.16%) Mimecast
12 3 (1.16%) Route 53
13 2 (0.78%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.78%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 77 (29.84%) DNS
2 65 (25.19%) Firewall
3 47 (18.22%) DHCP
4 36 (13.95%) VLAN
5 32 (12.40%) SAN
5 32 (12.40%) Skype
6 26 (10.08%) Reverse Proxy
7 22 (8.53%) TCP/IP
8 20 (7.75%) SNMP
9 14 (5.43%) HTTP
9 14 (5.43%) SSL
10 11 (4.26%) WAN
11 10 (3.88%) Kerberos
12 8 (3.10%) LAN
13 7 (2.71%) iSCSI
14 6 (2.33%) PBX
15 5 (1.94%) Fibre Channel
15 5 (1.94%) Remote Desktop
15 5 (1.94%) VPN
16 4 (1.55%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (27.91%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.91%) SQL Server 2016
3 17 (6.59%) GIS
4 9 (3.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (3.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 7 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 6 (2.33%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (1.94%) Oracle Database
8 4 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
8 4 (1.55%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 3 (1.16%) MS Access
9 3 (1.16%) Oracle Reports
9 3 (1.16%) QGIS
9 3 (1.16%) Spatial Data
9 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2017
9 3 (1.16%) SQL Server 2019
9 3 (1.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 29 (11.24%) JIRA
2 28 (10.85%) Git (software)
3 27 (10.47%) Jenkins
4 26 (10.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 26 (10.08%) GitLab
5 7 (2.71%) Subversion
6 5 (1.94%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
7 3 (1.16%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.78%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.78%) MSI
9 1 (0.39%) Hudson
9 1 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
9 1 (0.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 33 (12.79%) Finance
2 10 (3.88%) Banking
2 10 (3.88%) Public Sector
3 8 (3.10%) Retail
4 5 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.55%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.16%) Legal
7 2 (0.78%) Automotive
7 2 (0.78%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.39%) Back Office
8 1 (0.39%) Electronics
8 1 (0.39%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.39%) Marketing
8 1 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 53 (20.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (9.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 18 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 18 (6.98%) Support Engineer
3 18 (6.98%) Windows Engineer
4 15 (5.81%) Analyst
5 13 (5.04%) Integration Engineer
6 11 (4.26%) Azure Engineer
6 11 (4.26%) Server Engineer
7 9 (3.49%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (3.49%) Administrator
7 9 (3.49%) Consultant
7 9 (3.49%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 9 (3.49%) IT Engineer
7 9 (3.49%) Systems Engineer
7 9 (3.49%) VMware Engineer
8 8 (3.10%) Applications Engineer
8 8 (3.10%) Cloud Engineer
8 8 (3.10%) Developer
8 8 (3.10%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (7.75%) RESTful
2 19 (7.36%) REST
3 17 (6.59%) .NET
4 15 (5.81%) Elastic Stack
4 15 (5.81%) gRPC
4 15 (5.81%) Swagger
5 13 (5.04%) RabbitMQ
6 11 (4.26%) LDAP
7 9 (3.49%) CSS
7 9 (3.49%) HTML
8 5 (1.94%) ASP.NET
8 5 (1.94%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 5 (1.94%) jQuery
8 5 (1.94%) JSON
8 5 (1.94%) SOAP
8 5 (1.94%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 5 (1.94%) Web Services
9 4 (1.55%) CSS3
9 4 (1.55%) HTML5
10 3 (1.16%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 25 (9.69%) Data Centre
2 22 (8.53%) Clustering
3 17 (6.59%) Replication
4 13 (5.04%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (4.26%) Self-Motivation
6 10 (3.88%) PKI
6 10 (3.88%) User Experience
7 6 (2.33%) Fat Client
7 6 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (2.33%) Private Cloud
7 6 (2.33%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.55%) iPhone
8 4 (1.55%) NHS
8 4 (1.55%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.16%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.16%) Smartcard
10 2 (0.78%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.78%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.78%) Hedge funds
10 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 251 (97.29%) Windows
2 194 (75.19%) Windows Server
3 136 (52.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 98 (37.98%) Windows 10
5 96 (37.21%) Windows Server 2008
6 65 (25.19%) Windows Server 2019
7 43 (16.67%) Linux
8 39 (15.12%) Windows 7
9 35 (13.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 28 (10.85%) CentOS
11 10 (3.88%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (2.71%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.55%) Unix
13 4 (1.55%) Windows NT
13 4 (1.55%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.16%) Solaris
14 3 (1.16%) Windows 2000
14 3 (1.16%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.39%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (26.36%) ITIL
2 65 (25.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 57 (22.09%) DevOps
4 56 (21.71%) Migration
5 44 (17.05%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (15.50%) Configuration Management
7 35 (13.57%) Continuous Integration
8 30 (11.63%) Infrastructure as Code
8 30 (11.63%) Problem-Solving
9 29 (11.24%) Systems Engineering
10 26 (10.08%) Continuous Deployment
11 23 (8.91%) High Availability
12 20 (7.75%) Disaster Recovery
13 18 (6.98%) Test Scripting
14 17 (6.59%) Continuous Delivery
14 17 (6.59%) Data Migration
15 16 (6.20%) Cybersecurity
15 16 (6.20%) Service Design
16 15 (5.81%) Microservices
16 15 (5.81%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 123 (47.67%) PowerShell
2 47 (18.22%) SQL
3 31 (12.02%) C#
4 29 (11.24%) Python
5 22 (8.53%) C
6 18 (6.98%) VB
7 17 (6.59%) Bash Shell
7 17 (6.59%) Java
8 15 (5.81%) Go
9 9 (3.49%) JavaScript
10 7 (2.71%) Ruby
11 6 (2.33%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.94%) PL/SQL
12 5 (1.94%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.78%) Perl
13 2 (0.78%) VBScript
14 1 (0.39%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 92 (35.66%) Security Cleared
2 67 (25.97%) SC Cleared
3 36 (13.95%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (11.24%) DV Cleared
5 25 (9.69%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (3.10%) CCNA
6 8 (3.10%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (2.71%) MCSE
8 5 (1.94%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.55%) MCSA
10 3 (1.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.78%) CCNP
11 2 (0.78%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.78%) Degree
11 2 (0.78%) NCDA
12 1 (0.39%) LPIC
12 1 (0.39%) MCITP
12 1 (0.39%) MCP
12 1 (0.39%) RHCE
12 1 (0.39%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.59%) SLA
2 16 (6.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (5.81%) Cyber Essentials
3 15 (5.81%) GDPR
3 15 (5.81%) HIPAA
4 2 (0.78%) QA
5 1 (0.39%) GMP
5 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 150 (58.14%) Active Directory
2 113 (43.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (20.54%) vSphere
4 40 (15.50%) Docker
5 34 (13.18%) Hyper-V
5 34 (13.18%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (6.98%) VMware NSX
7 13 (5.04%) Virtual Machines
8 8 (3.10%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (2.71%) XenApp
10 6 (2.33%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (2.33%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (1.55%) DFS Replication
11 4 (1.55%) NFS
12 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.39%) UAG
Systems Management
1 65 (25.19%) Ansible
2 50 (19.38%) Opscode Chef
3 49 (18.99%) Puppet
4 39 (15.12%) Kubernetes
4 39 (15.12%) Terraform
5 35 (13.57%) SCCM
6 27 (10.47%) Packer
7 21 (8.14%) SCOM
8 17 (6.59%) Microsoft Clustering
8 17 (6.59%) Microsoft Intune
9 15 (5.81%) Grafana
9 15 (5.81%) Prometheus
9 15 (5.81%) ZABBIX
10 10 (3.88%) WSUS
11 9 (3.49%) Failover Clustering
12 8 (3.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 8 (3.10%) PowerCLI
13 7 (2.71%) vCenter Server
14 6 (2.33%) McAfee ePO
15 5 (1.94%) vRealize
Vendors
1 142 (55.04%) VMware
2 129 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 41 (15.89%) Cisco
4 37 (14.34%) Citrix
5 33 (12.79%) Oracle
6 32 (12.40%) Splunk
7 28 (10.85%) Atlassian
7 28 (10.85%) Dell
8 24 (9.30%) EMC
9 21 (8.14%) ESRI
10 19 (7.36%) HP
10 19 (7.36%) Sophos
11 18 (6.98%) Lumension
12 14 (5.43%) SolarWinds
13 9 (3.49%) NetApp
13 9 (3.49%) Veeam
14 8 (3.10%) McAfee
14 8 (3.10%) Red Hat
15 7 (2.71%) CheckPoint
15 7 (2.71%) EqualLogic