Period
to 25 July 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 25 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 2019
UK > England
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 432 425 764
Rank change year-on-year -7 +339 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2019 246 121 61
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.44% 0.36% 0.073%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.76% 1.87% 0.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 95 43
10th Percentile £213 £213 £288
25th Percentile £319 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £419 £438 £375
Median % change year-on-year -4.29% +16.67% -
75th Percentile £500 £500 £444
90th Percentile £550 £525 £481
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £381
% change year-on-year - +11.48% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 4 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.25 -
Median % change year-on-year +7.53% - -
UK median hourly rate £27.50 £28.00 -
% change year-on-year -1.79% - -

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 8,916 6,486 16,674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.84% 19.43% 19.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,892 4,346 10,839
10th Percentile £181 £161 £158
25th Percentile £350 £313 £310
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £470 £450 £438
Median % change year-on-year +4.44% +2.86% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £549
90th Percentile £653 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £470 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +7.43% +2.94% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 378 966
10th Percentile £11.86 £11.72 £11.25
25th Percentile £13.39 £13.49 £13.25
Median hourly rate £17.42 £17.88 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -2.56% +2.14% -
75th Percentile £39.50 £24.31 £31.44
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.83 £48.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £18.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -2.78% +2.86% +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 25 July 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 25 July 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 25 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 -61 111 £450 -5.26% 30
South East -32 34 £356 -22.97% 44
North of England -6 30 £483 +54.40% 44
Midlands -25 21 £383 +14.18% 26
South West -3 20 £338 -19.40% 28
East of England -18 17 £313 -26.47% 15
North West -17 15 £491 +78.64% 21
West Midlands -22 14 £376 +25.42% 13
Yorkshire -14 9 £500 +50.94% 21
East Midlands -10 7 £388 +15.67% 13
North East - 6 £438 - 2
Windows Server 2019
UK

For the 6 months to 25 July 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.

1 236 (95.93%) Windows
2 179 (72.76%) Windows Server
3 173 (70.33%) Active Directory
4 142 (57.72%) Microsoft
5 131 (53.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 127 (51.63%) VMware
6 127 (51.63%) Windows Server 2016
7 116 (47.15%) Azure
8 115 (46.75%) PowerShell
9 96 (39.02%) Microsoft 365
10 86 (34.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 81 (32.93%) DNS
12 76 (30.89%) VMware Infrastructure
13 67 (27.24%) DHCP
14 65 (26.42%) SCCM
15 62 (25.20%) SQL Server
16 61 (24.80%) Windows 10
17 59 (23.98%) Security Cleared
18 50 (20.33%) Windows Server 2008
19 46 (18.70%) Citrix
20 45 (18.29%) SC Cleared
21 44 (17.89%) Hyper-V
22 42 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
23 39 (15.85%) Social Skills
24 37 (15.04%) Azure Active Directory
25 36 (14.63%) ITIL
25 36 (14.63%) SQL
25 36 (14.63%) MS Exchange
25 36 (14.63%) Cisco
26 35 (14.23%) 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 36 (14.63%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.35%) SharePoint
3 12 (4.88%) Skype for Business
4 6 (2.44%) IIS
5 5 (2.03%) Apache
5 5 (2.03%) ArcGIS
5 5 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (1.63%) Tomcat
7 3 (1.22%) Confluence
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.41%) nginx
8 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
Applications
1 42 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.03%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.22%) Adobe XD
Business Applications
1 1 (0.41%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 116 (47.15%) Azure
2 96 (39.02%) Microsoft 365
3 37 (15.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 22 (8.94%) IaaS
5 17 (6.91%) AWS
6 13 (5.28%) Mimecast
7 12 (4.88%) SaaS
8 6 (2.44%) Azure Key Vault
8 6 (2.44%) npm
8 6 (2.44%) OneDrive
8 6 (2.44%) PaaS
9 3 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.22%) GCP
9 3 (1.22%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.81%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (0.81%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (0.81%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.81%) Serverless
10 2 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 81 (32.93%) DNS
2 67 (27.24%) DHCP
3 35 (14.23%) Firewall
3 35 (14.23%) SAN
4 31 (12.60%) VPN
5 19 (7.72%) TCP/IP
6 15 (6.10%) WAN
7 13 (5.28%) Network Security
8 12 (4.88%) Remote Desktop
8 12 (4.88%) Skype
9 11 (4.47%) NAS
9 11 (4.47%) VLAN
10 10 (4.07%) Internet
10 10 (4.07%) NetScaler
11 9 (3.66%) LAN
12 8 (3.25%) iSCSI
13 6 (2.44%) Wi-Fi
14 5 (2.03%) Wireless
15 4 (1.63%) HTTP
15 4 (1.63%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (25.20%) SQL Server
2 16 (6.50%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (5.69%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (2.44%) MySQL
5 5 (2.03%) GIS
6 4 (1.63%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (1.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.22%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server 2019
8 2 (0.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.41%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.41%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.41%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 9 (3.66%) Jenkins
2 8 (3.25%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.03%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.63%) JIRA
5 3 (1.22%) AdminStudio
5 3 (1.22%) Fiddler
5 3 (1.22%) gulp
5 3 (1.22%) InstallShield
5 3 (1.22%) MSI
6 2 (0.81%) Rational Team Concert
6 2 (0.81%) webpack
7 1 (0.41%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.41%) Cypress.io
7 1 (0.41%) GCC
7 1 (0.41%) GitLab
7 1 (0.41%) Hudson
7 1 (0.41%) MSTest
7 1 (0.41%) Selenium
7 1 (0.41%) SonarQube
7 1 (0.41%) TeamCity
General
1 39 (15.85%) Social Skills
2 18 (7.32%) Finance
3 14 (5.69%) Public Sector
4 9 (3.66%) Documentation Skills
5 6 (2.44%) Law
5 6 (2.44%) Organisational Skills
6 4 (1.63%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (1.63%) Legal
7 3 (1.22%) Banking
7 3 (1.22%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.22%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.81%) Investment Banking
8 2 (0.81%) Retail
8 2 (0.81%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.41%) Advertising
9 1 (0.41%) Back Office
9 1 (0.41%) Electronics
9 1 (0.41%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.41%) Front Office
9 1 (0.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 69 (28.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (9.76%) Architect
3 22 (8.94%) Support Engineer
4 17 (6.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 16 (6.50%) IT Engineer
5 16 (6.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (6.10%) Consultant
7 14 (5.69%) Administrator
8 13 (5.28%) Windows Engineer
8 13 (5.28%) Wintel Engineer
9 12 (4.88%) Systems Engineer
10 11 (4.47%) Analyst
10 11 (4.47%) Server Engineer
11 10 (4.07%) Systems Administrator
12 9 (3.66%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 9 (3.66%) 3rd Line Support
12 9 (3.66%) Active Directory Engineer
12 9 (3.66%) Cloud Engineer
12 9 (3.66%) DevOps Engineer
13 8 (3.25%) Infrastructure Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.69%) LDAP
2 7 (2.85%) .NET
3 4 (1.63%) HTML
3 4 (1.63%) REST
4 3 (1.22%) Ajax
4 3 (1.22%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.22%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.22%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (1.22%) jQuery
4 3 (1.22%) JSON
4 3 (1.22%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (1.22%) React
4 3 (1.22%) Sass
4 3 (1.22%) Semantic HTML
4 3 (1.22%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (1.22%) Vue.js
5 2 (0.81%) CSS
5 2 (0.81%) CSS3
5 2 (0.81%) HTML5
5 2 (0.81%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 19 (7.72%) Clustering
3 12 (4.88%) PKI
4 9 (3.66%) Hybrid Cloud
4 9 (3.66%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (3.25%) User Experience
6 7 (2.85%) NHS
7 6 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
7 6 (2.44%) HP Storage
8 5 (2.03%) Driving Licence
8 5 (2.03%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.63%) Replication
10 3 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.22%) HP StoreVirtual
10 3 (1.22%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.22%) SCORM
10 3 (1.22%) W3C
11 2 (0.81%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.81%) Fat Client
11 2 (0.81%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 236 (95.93%) Windows
2 179 (72.76%) Windows Server
3 131 (53.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 127 (51.63%) Windows Server 2016
5 61 (24.80%) Windows 10
6 50 (20.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (13.82%) Linux
8 18 (7.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 18 (7.32%) Windows 7
9 8 (3.25%) Unix
10 6 (2.44%) CentOS
11 5 (2.03%) Android
12 4 (1.63%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.22%) Solaris
13 3 (1.22%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.81%) VMS
15 1 (0.41%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.41%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.41%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (34.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 36 (14.63%) ITIL
3 27 (10.98%) Migration
4 25 (10.16%) DevOps
5 24 (9.76%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (7.72%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (6.10%) Project Delivery
8 14 (5.69%) Change Management
9 12 (4.88%) Virtual Environments
10 11 (4.47%) Configuration Management
10 11 (4.47%) Data Migration
11 10 (4.07%) Identity Management
11 10 (4.07%) Patch Management
11 10 (4.07%) Server Building
11 10 (4.07%) Test Scripting
12 9 (3.66%) Architecture Roadmap
12 9 (3.66%) Computer Science
12 9 (3.66%) High Availability
13 8 (3.25%) Vulnerability Management
14 6 (2.44%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 115 (46.75%) PowerShell
2 36 (14.63%) SQL
3 13 (5.28%) Python
4 10 (4.07%) Bash Shell
5 8 (3.25%) VB
6 5 (2.03%) C
7 4 (1.63%) C#
7 4 (1.63%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.22%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.81%) Perl
9 2 (0.81%) Shell Script
9 2 (0.81%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.41%) Java
10 1 (0.41%) PHP
10 1 (0.41%) VBA
10 1 (0.41%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 59 (23.98%) Security Cleared
2 45 (18.29%) SC Cleared
3 35 (14.23%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (10.16%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (9.76%) MCSE
6 20 (8.13%) CCNA
6 20 (8.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (6.10%) DV Cleared
8 10 (4.07%) Degree
9 6 (2.44%) MCSA
10 4 (1.63%) CISSP
11 3 (1.22%) CCNP
11 3 (1.22%) DBS Check
11 3 (1.22%) MCITP
11 3 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (0.81%) MCP
13 1 (0.41%) BPSS Clearance
13 1 (0.41%) HND
13 1 (0.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.66%) SLA
2 6 (2.44%) QA
3 5 (2.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.63%) Accessibility
5 3 (1.22%) WCAG
6 2 (0.81%) GDPR
6 2 (0.81%) NIST
6 2 (0.81%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.81%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.41%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.41%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.41%) GxP
7 1 (0.41%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.41%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.41%) NCSC
System Software
1 173 (70.33%) Active Directory
2 76 (30.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (17.89%) Hyper-V
4 34 (13.82%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (10.57%) vSphere
6 17 (6.91%) XenApp
7 12 (4.88%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.85%) VMware NSX
9 6 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (2.44%) VMware Server
10 5 (2.03%) NFS
10 5 (2.03%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (1.63%) BitLocker
11 4 (1.63%) Docker
11 4 (1.63%) Firmware
12 3 (1.22%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (1.22%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.22%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 65 (26.42%) SCCM
2 25 (10.16%) SCOM
3 22 (8.94%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 21 (8.54%) Ansible
5 19 (7.72%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (7.72%) WSUS
6 12 (4.88%) Terraform
7 11 (4.47%) NetBackup
8 8 (3.25%) Kubernetes
9 6 (2.44%) FortiGate
9 6 (2.44%) Single Sign-On
10 5 (2.03%) Failover Clustering
10 5 (2.03%) Microsoft Clustering
10 5 (2.03%) SCOrch
11 4 (1.63%) PaperCut
11 4 (1.63%) Puppet
12 3 (1.22%) BladeLogic
12 3 (1.22%) vCenter Server
13 2 (0.81%) Backup Exec
13 2 (0.81%) Nagios
Vendors
1 142 (57.72%) Microsoft
2 127 (51.63%) VMware
3 46 (18.70%) Citrix
4 36 (14.63%) Cisco
5 26 (10.57%) NetApp
6 20 (8.13%) HP
6 20 (8.13%) Red Hat
7 16 (6.50%) EMC
7 16 (6.50%) Veeam
8 14 (5.69%) Oracle
9 13 (5.28%) Dell
9 13 (5.28%) Meraki
9 13 (5.28%) SolarWinds
10 11 (4.47%) Fortinet
10 11 (4.47%) Symantec
11 9 (3.66%) Juniper
11 9 (3.66%) McAfee
12 8 (3.25%) Sophos
13 7 (2.85%) IBM
13 7 (2.85%) Okta