Period
to 16 October 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Windows Server 2019 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2019 over the 6 months to 16 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 2019
UK > England
6 months to
16 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 443 376 681
Rank change year-on-year -67 +305 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2019 313 116 112
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.47% 0.44% 0.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.98% 2.36% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 241 86 84
10th Percentile £190 £211 £259
25th Percentile £319 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £438 £421 £388
Median % change year-on-year +3.86% +8.71% -
75th Percentile £520 £513 £450
90th Percentile £580 £538 £488
UK median daily rate £450 £415 £388
% change year-on-year +8.43% +7.10% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 3 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -10.71% - -
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £41.00 -
% change year-on-year -39.02% - -

Windows Server 2019 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 10,507 4,922 15,832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.78% 18.52% 20.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,214 3,195 10,213
10th Percentile £163 £181 £150
25th Percentile £325 £315 £275
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.30%
75th Percentile £580 £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 592 246 1,000
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.83 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.88 £14.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% -
75th Percentile £39.50 £35.53 £36.70
90th Percentile £62.95 £50.38 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.38 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +2.94%

Windows Server 2019
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows Server 2019 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2019 in England

Windows Server 2019
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2019 in England.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2019 in England

Windows Server 2019
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2019 in England over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2019 in England

Windows Server 2019
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2019 in England.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2019 in England

Windows Server 2019
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server 2019 in England over the 6 months to 16 October 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2019 in England

Windows Server 2019
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 2019 within the England region over the 6 months to 16 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 -135 123 £475 +9.20% 40
South East -57 56 £500 +11.61% 35
North of England -55 37 £425 +25.93% 51
East of England -28 29 £375 +8.70% 23
South West -33 27 £338 -3.57% 20
North West -35 26 £427 +36.64% 32
Midlands -63 22 £326 -1.14% 33
West Midlands -50 19 £326 +8.75% 23
Yorkshire -45 8 £313 -21.88% 16
North East -9 3 £249 -28.93% 3
East Midlands -37 3 £300 -10.45% 10
Windows Server 2019
UK

For the 6 months to 16 October 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2019 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 2019.

1 301 (96.17%) Windows
2 231 (73.80%) Windows Server
3 217 (69.33%) Active Directory
4 185 (59.11%) Windows Server 2016
5 182 (58.15%) Microsoft
6 167 (53.35%) Windows Server 2012
7 154 (49.20%) VMware
8 121 (38.66%) Microsoft 365
9 119 (38.02%) Azure
10 115 (36.74%) PowerShell
11 103 (32.91%) VMware Infrastructure
12 92 (29.39%) DNS
13 91 (29.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 91 (29.07%) Windows 10
14 87 (27.80%) SQL Server
15 77 (24.60%) DHCP
16 72 (23.00%) SCCM
17 70 (22.36%) Security Cleared
18 58 (18.53%) Windows Server 2008
18 58 (18.53%) Citrix
19 57 (18.21%) Social Skills
20 55 (17.57%) SQL
21 53 (16.93%) Microsoft Office
22 52 (16.61%) Linux
23 50 (15.97%) Firewall
24 49 (15.65%) Cisco
24 49 (15.65%) Hyper-V
25 45 (14.38%) MS Exchange
26 44 (14.06%) SC Cleared
27 42 (13.42%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Server 2019
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 45 (14.38%) MS Exchange
2 33 (10.54%) SharePoint
3 18 (5.75%) IIS
4 14 (4.47%) Apache
4 14 (4.47%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (4.47%) Skype for Business
5 12 (3.83%) ArcGIS
6 6 (1.92%) Confluence
6 6 (1.92%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.60%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (0.96%) nginx
9 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 53 (16.93%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.83%) Photoshop
3 6 (1.92%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (1.60%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.32%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 121 (38.66%) Microsoft 365
2 119 (38.02%) Azure
3 39 (12.46%) Azure Active Directory
4 25 (7.99%) IaaS
5 21 (6.71%) AWS
6 13 (4.15%) SaaS
7 9 (2.88%) Mimecast
7 9 (2.88%) PaaS
8 8 (2.56%) GCP
9 7 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
10 6 (1.92%) GitHub
10 6 (1.92%) OneDrive
11 5 (1.60%) Amazon S3
11 5 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
11 5 (1.60%) Azure Key Vault
11 5 (1.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (1.28%) Amazon ECS
12 4 (1.28%) npm
12 4 (1.28%) Power Platform
12 4 (1.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 92 (29.39%) DNS
2 77 (24.60%) DHCP
3 50 (15.97%) Firewall
4 40 (12.78%) VPN
5 38 (12.14%) SAN
6 25 (7.99%) TCP/IP
7 22 (7.03%) WAN
8 18 (5.75%) NetScaler
9 17 (5.43%) Skype
9 17 (5.43%) Wireless
10 16 (5.11%) LAN
11 13 (4.15%) Network Security
12 12 (3.83%) NAS
12 12 (3.83%) Remote Desktop
12 12 (3.83%) VLAN
13 11 (3.51%) Internet
14 10 (3.19%) iSCSI
14 10 (3.19%) VSAN
15 6 (1.92%) Junos
15 6 (1.92%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (27.80%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.07%) SQL Server 2012
2 19 (6.07%) SQL Server 2016
3 12 (3.83%) GIS
4 6 (1.92%) SQL Server 2019
4 6 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (1.60%) MySQL
5 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.60%) SQL Server 2017
6 4 (1.28%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (0.96%) MongoDB
7 3 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.32%) Power BI
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.32%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 9 (2.88%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.56%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.92%) Subversion
4 5 (1.60%) JIRA
4 5 (1.60%) MSI
5 3 (0.96%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.96%) Fiddler
5 3 (0.96%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.96%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.64%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.64%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.64%) webpack
7 1 (0.32%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.32%) Cypress.io
7 1 (0.32%) GitLab
7 1 (0.32%) gulp
7 1 (0.32%) MSTest
7 1 (0.32%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.32%) Selenium
7 1 (0.32%) SonarQube
General
1 57 (18.21%) Social Skills
2 18 (5.75%) Finance
3 17 (5.43%) Public Sector
4 12 (3.83%) Banking
5 9 (2.88%) Organisational Skills
6 7 (2.24%) Documentation Skills
7 5 (1.60%) Investment Banking
7 5 (1.60%) Retail
8 3 (0.96%) Back Office
8 3 (0.96%) Law
8 3 (0.96%) Legal
8 3 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.64%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 2 (0.64%) International Banking
9 2 (0.64%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.64%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.32%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.32%) Environmental Health
10 1 (0.32%) Marketing
10 1 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 71 (22.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 33 (10.54%) Support Engineer
3 27 (8.63%) Architect
4 26 (8.31%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 21 (6.71%) Windows Engineer
6 19 (6.07%) Consultant
7 18 (5.75%) Administrator
8 17 (5.43%) IT Engineer
9 16 (5.11%) Server Engineer
10 15 (4.79%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (4.47%) 2nd Line Support
11 14 (4.47%) Analyst
12 13 (4.15%) Systems Engineer
13 12 (3.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 12 (3.83%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (3.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 11 (3.51%) Technical Architect
14 11 (3.51%) Wintel Engineer
15 10 (3.19%) Cloud Engineer
16 9 (2.88%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (6.07%) LDAP
2 8 (2.56%) .NET
3 5 (1.60%) REST
3 5 (1.60%) X-Windows
4 4 (1.28%) JSON
4 4 (1.28%) Web Services
5 3 (0.96%) AngularJS
5 3 (0.96%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (0.96%) HTML
5 3 (0.96%) React
5 3 (0.96%) Vue.js
6 2 (0.64%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.64%) SOAP
6 2 (0.64%) XML
7 1 (0.32%) Ajax
7 1 (0.32%) CSS
7 1 (0.32%) Middleware
7 1 (0.32%) SAML
7 1 (0.32%) Semantic HTML
7 1 (0.32%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 27 (8.63%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.31%) Clustering
3 14 (4.47%) PKI
4 11 (3.51%) Replication
5 9 (2.88%) Public Cloud
5 9 (2.88%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.56%) NHS
7 7 (2.24%) Driving Licence
8 6 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
8 6 (1.92%) Hedge funds
8 6 (1.92%) iPad
8 6 (1.92%) iPhone
8 6 (1.92%) Management Information System
8 6 (1.92%) Mobile App
9 5 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (1.60%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (1.60%) User Experience
10 4 (1.28%) Fat Client
10 4 (1.28%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 301 (96.17%) Windows
2 231 (73.80%) Windows Server
3 185 (59.11%) Windows Server 2016
4 167 (53.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 91 (29.07%) Windows 10
6 58 (18.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (16.61%) Linux
8 31 (9.90%) Windows 7
9 19 (6.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 9 (2.88%) Unix
11 8 (2.56%) Android
12 7 (2.24%) CentOS
13 6 (1.92%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.60%) Windows Server 2003
15 4 (1.28%) Windows Vista
15 4 (1.28%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.96%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.64%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.64%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.64%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (29.07%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 42 (13.42%) Migration
3 40 (12.78%) ITIL
4 37 (11.82%) DevOps
5 24 (7.67%) Problem-Solving
6 22 (7.03%) Agile Software Development
7 20 (6.39%) Configuration Management
8 19 (6.07%) Data Migration
9 16 (5.11%) Change Management
10 15 (4.79%) Requirements Analysis
11 14 (4.47%) Test Scripting
12 13 (4.15%) Service Delivery
12 13 (4.15%) Systems Engineering
13 12 (3.83%) High Availability
13 12 (3.83%) Image Processing
14 11 (3.51%) Capacity Planning
14 11 (3.51%) Computer Science
14 11 (3.51%) Identity Management
14 11 (3.51%) Network Management
14 11 (3.51%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 115 (36.74%) PowerShell
2 55 (17.57%) SQL
3 16 (5.11%) Bash Shell
4 14 (4.47%) Python
5 13 (4.15%) VB
6 12 (3.83%) C
7 6 (1.92%) C#
8 5 (1.60%) Shell Script
9 3 (0.96%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.96%) TypeScript
10 2 (0.64%) Perl
10 2 (0.64%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.32%) Java
11 1 (0.32%) PHP
11 1 (0.32%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.32%) VBA
11 1 (0.32%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 70 (22.36%) Security Cleared
2 44 (14.06%) SC Cleared
3 42 (13.42%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (10.54%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (10.22%) DV Cleared
6 25 (7.99%) MCSE
7 21 (6.71%) CCNA
7 21 (6.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (4.79%) DBS Check
9 12 (3.83%) Degree
10 7 (2.24%) MCSA
11 4 (1.28%) CCNP
11 4 (1.28%) CISSP
12 3 (0.96%) MCITP
12 3 (0.96%) MCP
12 3 (0.96%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 2 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
14 1 (0.32%) HND
14 1 (0.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 1 (0.32%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.24%) GDPR
1 7 (2.24%) SLA
2 6 (1.92%) QA
3 5 (1.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.64%) Accessibility
5 2 (0.64%) NIST
6 1 (0.32%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.32%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.32%) GxP
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.32%) NCSC
6 1 (0.32%) WCAG
System Software
1 217 (69.33%) Active Directory
2 103 (32.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (15.65%) Hyper-V
4 37 (11.82%) vSphere
5 35 (11.18%) VMware ESXi
6 18 (5.75%) VMware NSX
7 14 (4.47%) XenDesktop
8 13 (4.15%) XenApp
9 11 (3.51%) Docker
10 8 (2.56%) NFS
11 7 (2.24%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (1.92%) Firmware
12 6 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
12 6 (1.92%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (1.60%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.96%) BitLocker
15 3 (0.96%) Terminal Services
16 2 (0.64%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 72 (23.00%) SCCM
2 28 (8.95%) Ansible
3 27 (8.63%) Microsoft Intune
4 22 (7.03%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 19 (6.07%) Terraform
5 19 (6.07%) WSUS
6 17 (5.43%) SCOM
7 14 (4.47%) Kubernetes
7 14 (4.47%) vCenter Server
8 13 (4.15%) Microsoft Clustering
9 12 (3.83%) NetBackup
10 9 (2.88%) FortiGate
11 8 (2.56%) Puppet
11 8 (2.56%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (2.24%) SCOrch
13 5 (1.60%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (1.28%) SmoothWall
15 3 (0.96%) Backup Exec
15 3 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
15 3 (0.96%) vRealize
Vendors
1 182 (58.15%) Microsoft
2 154 (49.20%) VMware
3 58 (18.53%) Citrix
4 49 (15.65%) Cisco
5 33 (10.54%) Oracle
6 26 (8.31%) NetApp
6 26 (8.31%) Red Hat
7 25 (7.99%) Dell
7 25 (7.99%) Veeam
8 23 (7.35%) Apple
9 21 (6.71%) HP
10 18 (5.75%) Sophos
11 16 (5.11%) EMC
11 16 (5.11%) Juniper
11 16 (5.11%) Meraki
12 15 (4.79%) Google
13 12 (3.83%) ESRI
13 12 (3.83%) Lumension
14 11 (3.51%) Adobe
14 11 (3.51%) Fortinet