Period
to 24 October 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 October 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 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 422 278 240
Rank change year-on-year -144 -38 +72
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 352 243 874
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.52% 0.89% 1.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.31% 4.79% 5.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 266 187 605
10th Percentile £166 £234 £176
25th Percentile £263 £306 £288
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £395 £400 £375
Median % change year-on-year -1.25% +6.67% -6.25%
75th Percentile £500 £503 £438
90th Percentile £588 £525 £495
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £368
% change year-on-year - +8.84% -8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 23
10th Percentile £13.46 £19.85 £14.00
25th Percentile £26.25 £23.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate £43.50 £28.00 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year +55.36% +5.66% +6.00%
75th Percentile £51.63 £53.75 £45.69
90th Percentile £51.63 £54.50 £51.90
UK median hourly rate £43.19 £28.00 £27.75
% change year-on-year +54.25% +0.90% +27.79%

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 10,637 5,068 15,742
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.82% 18.54% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,339 3,298 10,159
10th Percentile £163 £180 £150
25th Percentile £325 £315 £270
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.30%
75th Percentile £586 £538 £538
90th Percentile £675 £625 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 605 263 1,004
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.24
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.66 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% +0.03%
75th Percentile £39.50 £37.00 £36.70
90th Percentile £62.25 £52.40 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +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 October 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 October 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 October 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 -163 151 £450 +9.42% 49
South East -74 54 £200 -60.78% 44
North of England -59 36 £356 +9.62% 52
East of England -44 31 £375 +7.14% 21
South West -65 30 £338 -14.29% 19
Midlands -50 26 £326 -1.14% 43
North West -44 24 £483 +37.86% 30
West Midlands -57 17 £294 -10.98% 24
Yorkshire -57 10 £275 -15.38% 15
East Midlands -31 9 £339 - 19
North East -6 2 £249 +24.38% 7
Windows Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 339 (96.31%) Windows
2 242 (68.75%) Windows Server
3 237 (67.33%) Active Directory
4 229 (65.06%) Windows Server 2012
5 179 (50.85%) Windows Server 2019
6 169 (48.01%) Microsoft
7 158 (44.89%) VMware
8 146 (41.48%) Microsoft 365
9 138 (39.20%) Azure
10 127 (36.08%) PowerShell
11 111 (31.53%) VMware Infrastructure
12 106 (30.11%) Windows 10
13 90 (25.57%) DNS
14 87 (24.72%) SCCM
15 83 (23.58%) Windows Server 2008
16 82 (23.30%) Social Skills
17 80 (22.73%) SQL Server
18 77 (21.88%) ITIL
19 74 (21.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 73 (20.74%) Citrix
21 70 (19.89%) SQL
22 69 (19.60%) DHCP
23 66 (18.75%) MS Exchange
24 63 (17.90%) Linux
25 61 (17.33%) Firewall
26 57 (16.19%) Hyper-V
27 54 (15.34%) Security Cleared
28 50 (14.20%) Cisco
29 44 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
29 44 (12.50%) Oracle

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 66 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 34 (9.66%) SharePoint
3 14 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (3.98%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (3.98%) IIS
3 14 (3.98%) Skype for Business
4 12 (3.41%) ArcGIS
5 8 (2.27%) Apache
6 7 (1.99%) Tomcat
7 6 (1.70%) Oracle Coherence
8 5 (1.42%) Confluence
9 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.28%) SAS
Applications
1 38 (10.80%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.41%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.42%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.28%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 146 (41.48%) Microsoft 365
2 138 (39.20%) Azure
3 41 (11.65%) Azure Active Directory
4 32 (9.09%) IaaS
5 23 (6.53%) AWS
5 23 (6.53%) SaaS
6 18 (5.11%) PaaS
7 13 (3.69%) Mimecast
8 8 (2.27%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (1.99%) OneDrive
10 6 (1.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 6 (1.70%) GCP
10 6 (1.70%) GitHub
11 4 (1.14%) Azure Stack
12 3 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (0.85%) Azure Storage
12 3 (0.85%) Datadog
12 3 (0.85%) Google Workspace
13 2 (0.57%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.57%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 90 (25.57%) DNS
2 69 (19.60%) DHCP
3 61 (17.33%) Firewall
4 36 (10.23%) WAN
5 35 (9.94%) TCP/IP
6 32 (9.09%) VPN
7 29 (8.24%) LAN
7 29 (8.24%) SAN
8 22 (6.25%) Wireless
9 16 (4.55%) NAS
9 16 (4.55%) Network Security
10 15 (4.26%) Skype
11 12 (3.41%) iSCSI
12 10 (2.84%) HTTP
12 10 (2.84%) NetScaler
12 10 (2.84%) VLAN
13 9 (2.56%) Internet
14 8 (2.27%) SSL
14 8 (2.27%) VoIP
15 6 (1.70%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.81%) SQL Server 2016
3 29 (8.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (4.55%) Oracle Database
5 13 (3.69%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (3.41%) GIS
7 9 (2.56%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.27%) Oracle Reports
8 8 (2.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 6 (1.70%) MySQL
9 6 (1.70%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (1.70%) Oracle Database 12c
10 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2019
10 5 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.14%) MS Access
11 4 (1.14%) PostgreSQL
11 4 (1.14%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (0.85%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 9 (2.56%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.27%) TeamCity
3 7 (1.99%) Bitbucket
4 6 (1.70%) IntelliJ
4 6 (1.70%) SonarQube
4 6 (1.70%) Subversion
4 6 (1.70%) Visual Studio
5 5 (1.42%) MSI
5 5 (1.42%) Oracle Forms
5 5 (1.42%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.14%) JIRA
7 3 (0.85%) AdminStudio
7 3 (0.85%) Fiddler
7 3 (0.85%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.57%) Git (software)
8 2 (0.57%) webpack
9 1 (0.28%) Artifactory
9 1 (0.28%) Gradle
9 1 (0.28%) Maven
9 1 (0.28%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 82 (23.30%) Social Skills
2 41 (11.65%) Finance
3 22 (6.25%) Banking
4 20 (5.68%) Public Sector
5 13 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.84%) Organisational Skills
7 7 (1.99%) Documentation Skills
8 5 (1.42%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.42%) Legal
9 3 (0.85%) Law
10 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.57%) Influencing Skills
10 2 (0.57%) International Banking
10 2 (0.57%) Retail
11 1 (0.28%) Billing
11 1 (0.28%) Environmental Health
11 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.28%) Marketing
11 1 (0.28%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (17.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 38 (10.80%) Analyst
3 34 (9.66%) Support Engineer
4 27 (7.67%) Windows Engineer
5 26 (7.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 26 (7.39%) Architect
6 22 (6.25%) IT Engineer
6 22 (6.25%) IT Support
7 21 (5.97%) Administrator
8 19 (5.40%) 2nd Line Support
9 16 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support
9 16 (4.55%) Consultant
9 16 (4.55%) Support Analyst
10 15 (4.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (4.26%) Server Engineer
11 13 (3.69%) Azure Engineer
11 13 (3.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 12 (3.41%) Windows Server Engineer
13 11 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
14 10 (2.84%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.68%) LDAP
2 16 (4.55%) .NET
3 13 (3.69%) JSON
4 10 (2.84%) ASP.NET
5 7 (1.99%) AngularJS
5 7 (1.99%) HTML
5 7 (1.99%) SOAP
6 5 (1.42%) CSS
6 5 (1.42%) jQuery
6 5 (1.42%) RESTful
6 5 (1.42%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 5 (1.42%) Web Services
7 4 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 4 (1.14%) REST
8 3 (0.85%) Elastic Stack
8 3 (0.85%) Middleware
8 3 (0.85%) SAML
9 2 (0.57%) React
9 2 (0.57%) Vue.js
9 2 (0.57%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.23%) Data Centre
2 33 (9.38%) Clustering
3 10 (2.84%) Data Protection Act
3 10 (2.84%) Public Cloud
4 9 (2.56%) NHS
4 9 (2.56%) Replication
5 7 (1.99%) Driving Licence
5 7 (1.99%) Hedge funds
6 6 (1.70%) PKI
6 6 (1.70%) User Experience
7 5 (1.42%) Enterprise Storage
7 5 (1.42%) Self-Motivation
7 5 (1.42%) Smartphone
7 5 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
8 4 (1.14%) Cloud Native
8 4 (1.14%) Fibre Optics
8 4 (1.14%) Greenfield Project
8 4 (1.14%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.14%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 339 (96.31%) Windows
2 242 (68.75%) Windows Server
3 229 (65.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 179 (50.85%) Windows Server 2019
5 106 (30.11%) Windows 10
6 83 (23.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 63 (17.90%) Linux
8 39 (11.08%) Windows 7
9 19 (5.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (3.13%) Unix
11 10 (2.84%) Apple iOS
11 10 (2.84%) CentOS
11 10 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
12 9 (2.56%) Android
13 6 (1.70%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.14%) VMS
14 4 (1.14%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.14%) Windows Vista
14 4 (1.14%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.57%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (21.88%) ITIL
2 74 (21.02%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 44 (12.50%) Migration
4 32 (9.09%) DevOps
5 31 (8.81%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (7.67%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (6.25%) Configuration Management
8 20 (5.68%) Data Protection
8 20 (5.68%) Service Delivery
9 18 (5.11%) Change Management
9 18 (5.11%) Customer Requirements
10 16 (4.55%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (4.26%) Identity Management
11 15 (4.26%) Network Management
11 15 (4.26%) Patch Management
12 14 (3.98%) Computer Science
12 14 (3.98%) Data Migration
13 13 (3.69%) Capacity Planning
13 13 (3.69%) Problem Management
13 13 (3.69%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 127 (36.08%) PowerShell
2 70 (19.89%) SQL
3 20 (5.68%) Python
4 16 (4.55%) Bash Shell
4 16 (4.55%) VB
5 15 (4.26%) C#
6 12 (3.41%) C
6 12 (3.41%) Java
7 7 (1.99%) JavaScript
7 7 (1.99%) VB.NET
8 6 (1.70%) C++
8 6 (1.70%) T-SQL
8 6 (1.70%) VBScript
9 4 (1.14%) PL/SQL
9 4 (1.14%) Shell Script
10 2 (0.57%) Perl
10 2 (0.57%) TypeScript
11 1 (0.28%) Ruby
11 1 (0.28%) VBA
Qualifications
1 54 (15.34%) Security Cleared
2 44 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (10.51%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (9.66%) SC Cleared
5 28 (7.95%) DV Cleared
6 24 (6.82%) CCNA
6 24 (6.82%) MCSE
7 19 (5.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (5.11%) Degree
9 15 (4.26%) DBS Check
10 9 (2.56%) CCNP
10 9 (2.56%) MCSA
11 8 (2.27%) MCITP
12 6 (1.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (1.42%) JNCIA
13 5 (1.42%) MCP
13 5 (1.42%) Numerate Degree
14 4 (1.14%) CCA
14 4 (1.14%) CCDA
14 4 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.98%) SLA
2 9 (2.56%) QA
3 8 (2.27%) GDPR
4 5 (1.42%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.57%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.28%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.28%) ITGC
6 1 (0.28%) NIST
System Software
1 237 (67.33%) Active Directory
2 111 (31.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (16.19%) Hyper-V
4 41 (11.65%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (9.38%) vSphere
6 25 (7.10%) XenApp
7 24 (6.82%) XenDesktop
8 20 (5.68%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (4.55%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (3.98%) VMware NSX
11 11 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
12 10 (2.84%) DFS Replication
12 10 (2.84%) Docker
13 9 (2.56%) NFS
13 9 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (1.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 4 (1.14%) BitLocker
15 4 (1.14%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 4 (1.14%) Firmware
16 3 (0.85%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 87 (24.72%) SCCM
2 37 (10.51%) Ansible
3 31 (8.81%) Microsoft Intune
4 27 (7.67%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 23 (6.53%) SCOM
6 22 (6.25%) WSUS
7 20 (5.68%) Microsoft Clustering
8 15 (4.26%) NetBackup
9 10 (2.84%) Terraform
10 9 (2.56%) Kubernetes
10 9 (2.56%) SCOrch
11 8 (2.27%) Puppet
11 8 (2.27%) vCenter Server
12 7 (1.99%) FortiGate
13 6 (1.70%) ITRS Geneos
13 6 (1.70%) Opscode Chef
14 5 (1.42%) Failover Clustering
14 5 (1.42%) SCSM
14 5 (1.42%) vRealize
15 4 (1.14%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 169 (48.01%) Microsoft
2 158 (44.89%) VMware
3 73 (20.74%) Citrix
4 50 (14.20%) Cisco
5 44 (12.50%) Oracle
6 32 (9.09%) HP
7 29 (8.24%) Dell
8 28 (7.95%) Red Hat
9 27 (7.67%) NetApp
10 23 (6.53%) EMC
11 20 (5.68%) Apple
12 16 (4.55%) Sophos
13 15 (4.26%) SolarWinds
14 14 (3.98%) Splunk
15 13 (3.69%) Google
16 12 (3.41%) ESRI
16 12 (3.41%) Lumension
16 12 (3.41%) McAfee
16 12 (3.41%) Symantec
16 12 (3.41%) Veeam