Period
to 30 May 2020

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 30 May 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 2019
UK > England
6 months to
30 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 463 768 -
Rank change year-on-year +305 - -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2019 120 39 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.29% 0.047% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.45% 0.24% -
Number of daily rates quoted 81 31 0
Median daily rate £425 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.43% - -
UK median daily rate £413 £350 -
% change year-on-year +17.86% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Median hourly rate £33.49 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.31% - -
UK median hourly rate £44.25 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +26.41% - -

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 8,296 16,559 19,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.95% 19.94% 20.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,141 10,563 12,181
Median daily rate £425 £443 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.95% -0.56% +4.71%
10th Percentile £150 £160 £185
90th Percentile £625 £625 £615
UK median daily rate £425 £432 £425
% change year-on-year -1.62% +1.65% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 617 969 1,252
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £11.90 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.21 £17.25 £17.30
% change year-on-year +5.54% -0.29% +4.85%

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 30 May 2020.

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 30 May 2020.

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 30 May 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 +202 33 £475 +40.74% 4
South East +163 27 £449 -21.91% 13
North of England +110 20 £325 +13.04% 4
South West +63 17 £265 -24.29% 2
East of England +69 16 £425 +30.77% 4
North West +68 13 £325 - 3
Midlands +100 7 £320 -17.42% 5
Yorkshire +62 6 - -
West Midlands +73 3 £390 +0.65% 4
East Midlands - 2 £320 - 1
North East - 1 - - 1
Windows Server 2019
UK

For the 6 months to 30 May 2020, 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.

1 120 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 81 (67.50%) Active Directory
4 76 (63.33%) VMware
5 63 (52.50%) Windows Server 2016
6 59 (49.17%) Office 365
6 59 (49.17%) Microsoft
7 58 (48.33%) PowerShell
8 57 (47.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 53 (44.17%) Windows Server 2008
9 53 (44.17%) Azure
10 41 (34.17%) Windows 10
11 40 (33.33%) SCCM
11 40 (33.33%) Migration
12 38 (31.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 34 (28.33%) DNS
14 33 (27.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 31 (25.83%) SQL Server
16 29 (24.17%) DHCP
16 29 (24.17%) Hyper-V
17 27 (22.50%) Citrix
18 23 (19.17%) Linux
19 22 (18.33%) SQL
19 22 (18.33%) Security Cleared
20 21 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
21 20 (16.67%) SharePoint
21 20 (16.67%) SAN
21 20 (16.67%) HP
21 20 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
22 19 (15.83%) 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 20 (16.67%) SharePoint
2 17 (14.17%) MS Exchange
3 15 (12.50%) IIS
4 7 (5.83%) ArcGIS
4 7 (5.83%) Skype for Business
5 6 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.33%) WordPress
7 3 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 2 (1.67%) CMS
8 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.67%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.83%) Apache
9 1 (0.83%) Confluence
9 1 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.83%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.83%) JBoss
9 1 (0.83%) nginx
9 1 (0.83%) WebSphere
Applications
1 21 (17.50%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (5.83%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 59 (49.17%) Office 365
2 53 (44.17%) Azure
3 17 (14.17%) AWS
4 14 (11.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (6.67%) OneDrive
6 6 (5.00%) IaaS
7 4 (3.33%) PaaS
8 3 (2.50%) Power Automate
8 3 (2.50%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.67%) Datadog
10 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (28.33%) DNS
2 29 (24.17%) DHCP
3 20 (16.67%) SAN
4 14 (11.67%) WAN
5 11 (9.17%) SMTP
5 11 (9.17%) TCP/IP
6 9 (7.50%) Firewall
7 8 (6.67%) SNMP
8 7 (5.83%) LAN
9 6 (5.00%) Internet
9 6 (5.00%) Skype
10 5 (4.17%) VPN
11 3 (2.50%) Intranet
11 3 (2.50%) Kerberos
11 3 (2.50%) NAS
11 3 (2.50%) VLAN
11 3 (2.50%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (1.67%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.67%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (25.83%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.00%) GIS
3 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (4.17%) SQL Server 2017
4 4 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.50%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.67%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.83%) MySQL
7 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (2.50%) Hudson
1 3 (2.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.83%) Bitbucket
2 1 (0.83%) InstallShield
2 1 (0.83%) JIRA
2 1 (0.83%) MSI
General
1 12 (10.00%) Public Sector
2 3 (2.50%) Finance
2 3 (2.50%) Legal
3 1 (0.83%) Advertising
3 1 (0.83%) Games
3 1 (0.83%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 27 (22.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 13 (10.83%) Server Engineer
4 12 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (8.33%) Support Engineer
6 9 (7.50%) Analyst
6 9 (7.50%) Windows Server Engineer
6 9 (7.50%) Wintel Engineer
7 8 (6.67%) Consultant
8 7 (5.83%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 7 (5.83%) Active Directory Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Administrator
9 6 (5.00%) Architect
9 6 (5.00%) IT Engineer
9 6 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (4.17%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.17%) Azure Engineer
11 4 (3.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 4 (3.33%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.67%) LDAP
2 3 (2.50%) .NET
2 3 (2.50%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.50%) HTML
3 2 (1.67%) JSON
4 1 (0.83%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.00%) Clustering
2 10 (8.33%) Replication
3 7 (5.83%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.17%) iPad
4 5 (4.17%) iPhone
5 4 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.50%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.50%) HP Storage
6 3 (2.50%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.67%) PKI
8 1 (0.83%) CMDB
8 1 (0.83%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.83%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.83%) NHS
8 1 (0.83%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.83%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.83%) User Experience
8 1 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 120 (100.00%) Windows
2 100 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 63 (52.50%) Windows Server 2016
4 57 (47.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (44.17%) Windows Server 2008
6 41 (34.17%) Windows 10
7 23 (19.17%) Linux
8 19 (15.83%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (11.67%) Windows 7
10 5 (4.17%) Android
10 5 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (4.17%) Unix
11 4 (3.33%) VMS
12 2 (1.67%) Fedora
13 1 (0.83%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (33.33%) Migration
2 33 (27.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 15 (12.50%) DevOps
3 15 (12.50%) ITIL
4 10 (8.33%) High Availability
5 8 (6.67%) Data Migration
5 8 (6.67%) Problem-Solving
6 7 (5.83%) Patch Management
7 6 (5.00%) Image Processing
7 6 (5.00%) Test Scripting
8 5 (4.17%) Storage Management
9 4 (3.33%) Application Packaging
9 4 (3.33%) Performance Tuning
9 4 (3.33%) Project Delivery
9 4 (3.33%) Project Management
9 4 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (3.33%) Server Management
9 4 (3.33%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (2.50%) Business Continuity
10 3 (2.50%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 58 (48.33%) PowerShell
2 22 (18.33%) SQL
3 9 (7.50%) C
3 9 (7.50%) VB
4 4 (3.33%) Perl
4 4 (3.33%) Python
5 3 (2.50%) VBScript
6 2 (1.67%) Java
6 2 (1.67%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (18.33%) Security Cleared
2 19 (15.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 16 (13.33%) SC Cleared
4 9 (7.50%) MCSE
5 8 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (6.67%) DV Cleared
6 4 (3.33%) MCSA
6 4 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.50%) CCA
7 3 (2.50%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.50%) MCITP
8 2 (1.67%) CCNA
8 2 (1.67%) CCNP
8 2 (1.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.83%) CISSP
9 1 (0.83%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.83%) Degree
9 1 (0.83%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.83%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.83%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) COBIT
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.83%) NCSC
2 1 (0.83%) NIST
System Software
1 81 (67.50%) Active Directory
2 38 (31.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (24.17%) Hyper-V
4 20 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (8.33%) vSphere
6 7 (5.83%) VMware NSX
7 5 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (3.33%) Terminal Server
8 4 (3.33%) XenApp
9 3 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.67%) Firmware
10 2 (1.67%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.67%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 40 (33.33%) SCCM
2 17 (14.17%) vCenter Server
3 13 (10.83%) Failover Clustering
3 13 (10.83%) Microsoft Clustering
3 13 (10.83%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (8.33%) SCOM
5 7 (5.83%) Ansible
5 7 (5.83%) NetBackup
6 4 (3.33%) PowerCLI
6 4 (3.33%) Terraform
7 2 (1.67%) HP SIM
7 2 (1.67%) SafeCom
7 2 (1.67%) SCVMM
7 2 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.83%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.83%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.83%) Puppet
8 1 (0.83%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 76 (63.33%) VMware
2 59 (49.17%) Microsoft
3 27 (22.50%) Citrix
4 20 (16.67%) HP
5 17 (14.17%) Cisco
6 9 (7.50%) Oracle
7 8 (6.67%) Sophos
7 8 (6.67%) Veeam
8 7 (5.83%) ESRI
8 7 (5.83%) Lumension
9 6 (5.00%) NetApp
10 5 (4.17%) Apple
10 5 (4.17%) Dell
10 5 (4.17%) EMC
11 4 (3.33%) Forcepoint
11 4 (3.33%) Hitachi
11 4 (3.33%) Huawei
12 3 (2.50%) McAfee
12 3 (2.50%) Nintex
13 2 (1.67%) Meraki