Period
to 29 July 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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 397 210 285
Rank change year-on-year -187 +75 +59
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 309 412 835
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.54% 1.26% 1.00%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.40% 6.51% 5.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 312 577
10th Percentile £185 £210 £200
25th Percentile £281 £300 £290
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £400 £375
Median % change year-on-year - +6.67% -2.60%
75th Percentile £488 £488 £463
90th Percentile £575 £520 £543
UK median daily rate £403 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +0.63% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 21 42
10th Percentile £18.05 £14.39 £18.50
25th Percentile £21.13 £17.75 £20.07
Median hourly rate £45.50 £25.00 £26.00
Median % change year-on-year +82.00% -3.85% -38.48%
75th Percentile £51.63 £47.83 £46.99
90th Percentile £51.84 " £47.98
UK median hourly rate £40.17 £32.50 £24.20
% change year-on-year +23.60% +34.30% +11.26%

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 9,086 6,325 16,652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.90% 19.37% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,016 4,249 10,802
10th Percentile £180 £163 £158
25th Percentile £350 £313 £310
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £473 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.86% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £544
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £475 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 360 972
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.65 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.50 £13.80 £13.25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.19 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -3.77% +3.91% -
75th Percentile £39.50 £25.00 £33.56
90th Percentile £60.20 £47.83 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.45 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.16% +5.44% +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 29 July 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 29 July 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 29 July 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 -157 140 £428 +4.27% 46
South East -77 46 £300 -25.00% 48
North of England -41 38 £427 +3.52% 46
North West -25 29 £436 +24.57% 24
East of England -15 23 £315 -30.00% 16
South West -60 23 £425 +13.33% 24
Midlands -47 21 £390 +20.93% 34
West Midlands -44 11 £390 +20.93% 25
East Midlands -11 10 £388 - 9
Yorkshire -39 7 £363 -17.14% 19
North East -4 2 £428 +113.75% 3
Windows Server 2016
UK

For the 6 months to 29 July 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.

1 299 (96.76%) Windows
2 212 (68.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 209 (67.64%) Active Directory
4 192 (62.14%) Windows Server
5 164 (53.07%) VMware
6 150 (48.54%) Microsoft
7 133 (43.04%) Azure
7 133 (43.04%) Windows Server 2019
8 125 (40.45%) Microsoft 365
9 117 (37.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 115 (37.22%) PowerShell
11 93 (30.10%) Windows 10
12 89 (28.80%) SCCM
13 78 (25.24%) ITIL
14 77 (24.92%) DNS
15 76 (24.60%) Hyper-V
16 74 (23.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 73 (23.62%) SQL Server
17 73 (23.62%) SQL
18 66 (21.36%) DHCP
19 65 (21.04%) Citrix
19 65 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
20 64 (20.71%) Social Skills
21 53 (17.15%) MS Exchange
22 49 (15.86%) Security Cleared
23 47 (15.21%) Linux
24 46 (14.89%) VMware ESXi
25 42 (13.59%) Data Centre
26 40 (12.94%) Firewall
26 40 (12.94%) Cisco

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 53 (17.15%) MS Exchange
2 35 (11.33%) SharePoint
3 15 (4.85%) Skype for Business
4 12 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (2.91%) Oracle Coherence
6 8 (2.59%) Apache
7 7 (2.27%) IIS
8 6 (1.94%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.29%) ArcGIS
9 4 (1.29%) Confluence
9 4 (1.29%) OpenStack
10 3 (0.97%) Oracle Service Bus
10 3 (0.97%) SAS
10 3 (0.97%) WebLogic
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 29 (9.39%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (1.94%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.29%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.65%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.32%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 133 (43.04%) Azure
2 125 (40.45%) Microsoft 365
3 35 (11.33%) Azure Active Directory
4 34 (11.00%) AWS
5 29 (9.39%) IaaS
6 22 (7.12%) SaaS
7 20 (6.47%) Mimecast
8 15 (4.85%) PaaS
9 8 (2.59%) GCP
10 5 (1.62%) OneDrive
11 4 (1.29%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.97%) Azure Stack
12 3 (0.97%) Power Automate
13 2 (0.65%) Google Workspace
13 2 (0.65%) npm
13 2 (0.65%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.65%) PowerApps
14 1 (0.32%) Amazon EC2
14 1 (0.32%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 77 (24.92%) DNS
2 66 (21.36%) DHCP
3 40 (12.94%) Firewall
4 35 (11.33%) SAN
5 31 (10.03%) VPN
6 30 (9.71%) WAN
7 27 (8.74%) LAN
8 24 (7.77%) TCP/IP
9 17 (5.50%) Wireless
10 15 (4.85%) NetScaler
11 13 (4.21%) Network Security
12 12 (3.88%) Skype
13 11 (3.56%) iSCSI
14 10 (3.24%) NAS
14 10 (3.24%) VLAN
14 10 (3.24%) VoIP
15 9 (2.91%) Internet
16 7 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
16 7 (2.27%) HTTP
16 7 (2.27%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 73 (23.62%) SQL Server
2 32 (10.36%) SQL Server 2016
3 28 (9.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 17 (5.50%) Oracle Database
5 15 (4.85%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (3.88%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.91%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (2.91%) Oracle Database 12c
8 8 (2.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (2.27%) MySQL
10 5 (1.62%) GIS
10 5 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 4 (1.29%) MS Access
11 4 (1.29%) Oracle Reports
11 4 (1.29%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2019
13 1 (0.32%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 12 (3.88%) Jenkins
2 10 (3.24%) TeamCity
2 10 (3.24%) Visual Studio
3 9 (2.91%) Bitbucket
3 9 (2.91%) IntelliJ
3 9 (2.91%) SonarQube
4 5 (1.62%) Git (software)
4 5 (1.62%) JIRA
4 5 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (1.29%) MSI
5 4 (1.29%) Oracle Forms
6 3 (0.97%) AdminStudio
6 3 (0.97%) Fiddler
6 3 (0.97%) InstallShield
7 2 (0.65%) webpack
8 1 (0.32%) GCC
8 1 (0.32%) GitLab
8 1 (0.32%) Hudson
8 1 (0.32%) Subversion
General
1 64 (20.71%) Social Skills
2 34 (11.00%) Finance
3 14 (4.53%) Public Sector
4 13 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
5 11 (3.56%) Banking
6 9 (2.91%) Documentation Skills
7 7 (2.27%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (1.62%) Law
8 5 (1.62%) Legal
9 4 (1.29%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.97%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.97%) Retail
11 2 (0.65%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.65%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.65%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.32%) Automotive
12 1 (0.32%) Back Office
12 1 (0.32%) Electronics
12 1 (0.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 60 (19.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 43 (13.92%) Analyst
3 25 (8.09%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 24 (7.77%) Architect
5 23 (7.44%) Windows Engineer
6 22 (7.12%) Administrator
6 22 (7.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 22 (7.12%) IT Engineer
7 21 (6.80%) Support Engineer
8 19 (6.15%) 3rd Line Support
8 19 (6.15%) Systems Engineer
9 18 (5.83%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (4.85%) IT Support
11 14 (4.53%) Server Engineer
11 14 (4.53%) Systems Administrator
12 12 (3.88%) Technical Leader
13 11 (3.56%) Support Analyst
13 11 (3.56%) VMware Engineer
13 11 (3.56%) Windows Server Engineer
14 10 (3.24%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (5.83%) .NET
2 15 (4.85%) LDAP
3 14 (4.53%) ASP.NET
4 12 (3.88%) JSON
5 10 (3.24%) AngularJS
6 8 (2.59%) SOAP
7 7 (2.27%) HTML
7 7 (2.27%) Web Services
8 6 (1.94%) CSS
8 6 (1.94%) jQuery
9 5 (1.62%) Middleware
9 5 (1.62%) REST
9 5 (1.62%) RESTful
9 5 (1.62%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (1.29%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 4 (1.29%) SAML
10 4 (1.29%) XML
11 3 (0.97%) Java EE
12 2 (0.65%) React
12 2 (0.65%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 42 (13.59%) Data Centre
2 38 (12.30%) Clustering
3 14 (4.53%) Public Cloud
4 11 (3.56%) User Experience
5 10 (3.24%) Data Protection Act
6 7 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
7 6 (1.94%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.94%) Replication
8 5 (1.62%) Driving Licence
8 5 (1.62%) NHS
8 5 (1.62%) PKI
8 5 (1.62%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.62%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.29%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.29%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.29%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
9 4 (1.29%) Thin Client
10 3 (0.97%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.97%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 299 (96.76%) Windows
2 212 (68.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 192 (62.14%) Windows Server
4 133 (43.04%) Windows Server 2019
5 93 (30.10%) Windows 10
6 65 (21.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (15.21%) Linux
8 34 (11.00%) Windows 7
9 24 (7.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (4.85%) Windows Server 2003
11 13 (4.21%) Unix
12 8 (2.59%) Android
12 8 (2.59%) CentOS
13 5 (1.62%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.62%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.97%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (0.97%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.65%) VMS
15 2 (0.65%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.65%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (25.24%) ITIL
2 74 (23.95%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 33 (10.68%) Migration
4 29 (9.39%) Problem-Solving
5 25 (8.09%) Data Protection
6 21 (6.80%) Agile Software Development
7 18 (5.83%) Computer Science
7 18 (5.83%) Continuous Integration
7 18 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
8 17 (5.50%) DevOps
8 17 (5.50%) Storage Management
9 16 (5.18%) Change Management
10 15 (4.85%) Application Virtualisation
10 15 (4.85%) Project Delivery
11 14 (4.53%) High Availability
11 14 (4.53%) Patch Management
11 14 (4.53%) Performance Tuning
11 14 (4.53%) Problem Management
12 13 (4.21%) Capacity Planning
13 12 (3.88%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 115 (37.22%) PowerShell
2 73 (23.62%) SQL
3 21 (6.80%) Python
4 18 (5.83%) C#
5 14 (4.53%) Java
6 11 (3.56%) Bash Shell
7 10 (3.24%) C
8 9 (2.91%) C++
8 9 (2.91%) VB
9 8 (2.59%) JavaScript
10 7 (2.27%) VB.NET
11 6 (1.94%) Shell Script
11 6 (1.94%) T-SQL
12 5 (1.62%) VBScript
13 4 (1.29%) PL/SQL
14 2 (0.65%) Perl
14 2 (0.65%) PHP
14 2 (0.65%) TypeScript
15 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (15.86%) Security Cleared
2 38 (12.30%) Microsoft Certification
3 27 (8.74%) SC Cleared
4 24 (7.77%) MCSE
5 23 (7.44%) Cisco Certification
6 22 (7.12%) DV Cleared
7 19 (6.15%) CCNA
7 19 (6.15%) Degree
8 18 (5.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 9 (2.91%) MCSA
10 8 (2.59%) MCITP
10 8 (2.59%) Numerate Degree
11 5 (1.62%) CISSP
11 5 (1.62%) DBS Check
11 5 (1.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (0.97%) MCP
12 3 (0.97%) VCP6
13 2 (0.65%) AWS Certification
13 2 (0.65%) CCA
13 2 (0.65%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (4.85%) SLA
2 6 (1.94%) GDPR
2 6 (1.94%) QA
3 2 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.65%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.32%) Accessibility
4 1 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.32%) GxP
4 1 (0.32%) NIST
4 1 (0.32%) PMO
System Software
1 209 (67.64%) Active Directory
2 117 (37.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 76 (24.60%) Hyper-V
4 46 (14.89%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (11.33%) vSphere
6 28 (9.06%) XenApp
7 25 (8.09%) Microsoft App-V
8 20 (6.47%) Virtual Machines
9 19 (6.15%) Virtual Desktop
10 17 (5.50%) XenDesktop
11 16 (5.18%) DFS Replication
12 8 (2.59%) NFS
13 7 (2.27%) Docker
14 6 (1.94%) BitLocker
15 5 (1.62%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (1.62%) VMware NSX
15 5 (1.62%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.97%) Firmware
16 3 (0.97%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.97%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 89 (28.80%) SCCM
2 37 (11.97%) SCOM
3 28 (9.06%) WSUS
4 25 (8.09%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 24 (7.77%) Ansible
5 24 (7.77%) Microsoft Clustering
5 24 (7.77%) Microsoft Intune
6 18 (5.83%) SCSM
7 15 (4.85%) Failover Clustering
8 13 (4.21%) NetBackup
9 11 (3.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 11 (3.56%) SCVMM
10 10 (3.24%) SCDPM
11 9 (2.91%) ITRS Geneos
11 9 (2.91%) SCOrch
12 8 (2.59%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 6 (1.94%) Tivoli
13 6 (1.94%) vCenter Server
14 5 (1.62%) Puppet
14 5 (1.62%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 164 (53.07%) VMware
2 150 (48.54%) Microsoft
3 65 (21.04%) Citrix
4 40 (12.94%) Cisco
5 34 (11.00%) Oracle
6 33 (10.68%) HP
7 28 (9.06%) Dell
8 27 (8.74%) IBM
9 26 (8.41%) NetApp
9 26 (8.41%) Red Hat
10 22 (7.12%) EMC
11 18 (5.83%) SolarWinds
12 16 (5.18%) Veeam
13 13 (4.21%) Symantec
14 12 (3.88%) McAfee
14 12 (3.88%) Splunk
15 11 (3.56%) Fortinet
16 10 (3.24%) ArcSight
17 9 (2.91%) Google
17 9 (2.91%) Ivanti