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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 494 441 488
Rank change year-on-year -53 +47 +304
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2019 268 174 123
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.39% 0.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.44% 2.40% 1.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 137 99
10th Percentile £167 £202 £189
25th Percentile £342 £300 £278
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £425
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +25.93%
75th Percentile £538 £500 £494
90th Percentile £588 £543 £525
UK median daily rate £450 £380 £415
% change year-on-year +18.42% -8.43% +22.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 5
10th Percentile £16.80 - £16.15
25th Percentile £18.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £26.48
Median % change year-on-year -27.27% +3.85% -
75th Percentile - £49.81 £33.49
90th Percentile - £53.00 £47.90
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £30.00 £29.99
% change year-on-year -33.33% +0.05% -

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 10,979 7,251 8,966
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 15.63% 16.07% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,535 4,799 5,894
10th Percentile £175 £185 £148
25th Percentile £325 £328 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.41%
75th Percentile £625 £550 £533
90th Percentile £700 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 532 353 663
10th Percentile £13.38 £12.05 £11.63
25th Percentile £15.93 £13.68 £13.50
Median hourly rate £22.00 £17.75 £17.35
Median % change year-on-year +23.94% +2.33% +2.03%
75th Percentile £52.50 £42.50 £21.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £58.57 £47.25
UK median hourly rate £23.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +31.43% - +4.35%

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 May 2022.

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
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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
London -118 79 £500 +16.96% 30
South East +2 60 £475 +19.12% 35
North of England -23 56 £420 -1.18% 30
North West -2 34 £168 -52.41% 16
Midlands -38 27 £355 -2.07% 15
Yorkshire -32 16 £425 -8.11% 13
East of England -25 15 £450 +38.46% 7
West Midlands -36 15 £310 -9.82% 9
South West -32 14 £375 +11.11% 13
East Midlands -16 12 £400 +6.67% 6
North East -5 6 £450 +5.88% 1
Windows Server 2019
UK

For the 6 months to 16 May 2022, 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.

1 259 (96.64%) Windows
2 191 (71.27%) Windows Server
3 165 (61.57%) Active Directory
4 156 (58.21%) Microsoft
5 154 (57.46%) Azure
6 146 (54.48%) VMware
7 133 (49.63%) Windows Server 2016
8 122 (45.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 117 (43.66%) VMware Infrastructure
10 108 (40.30%) Microsoft 365
11 105 (39.18%) PowerShell
12 93 (34.70%) Security Cleared
13 78 (29.10%) Linux
14 77 (28.73%) SQL
14 77 (28.73%) SC Cleared
15 76 (28.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 75 (27.99%) Windows Server 2008
16 75 (27.99%) DNS
17 70 (26.12%) ITIL
18 67 (25.00%) DHCP
19 60 (22.39%) SQL Server
20 59 (22.01%) Hyper-V
20 59 (22.01%) Microsoft Intune
20 59 (22.01%) Windows 10
21 56 (20.90%) Firewall
22 55 (20.52%) SCCM
22 55 (20.52%) AWS
23 54 (20.15%) Social Skills
23 54 (20.15%) Problem-Solving
24 40 (14.93%) Terraform

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 39 (14.55%) MS Exchange
1 39 (14.55%) SharePoint
2 20 (7.46%) IIS
3 11 (4.10%) Confluence
4 9 (3.36%) Skype for Business
5 7 (2.61%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (1.12%) Tomcat
8 2 (0.75%) Apache
8 2 (0.75%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.37%) ArcGIS
9 1 (0.37%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.37%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 28 (10.45%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.36%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.12%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.37%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.37%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 154 (57.46%) Azure
2 108 (40.30%) Microsoft 365
3 55 (20.52%) AWS
4 29 (10.82%) Azure Active Directory
5 23 (8.58%) OneDrive
6 20 (7.46%) Power Platform
7 18 (6.72%) IaaS
8 12 (4.48%) Amazon S3
8 12 (4.48%) Mimecast
8 12 (4.48%) PaaS
9 11 (4.10%) SaaS
10 10 (3.73%) GCP
11 9 (3.36%) Amazon EC2
11 9 (3.36%) Route 53
11 9 (3.36%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (2.99%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 8 (2.99%) AWS Lambda
12 8 (2.99%) Azure Cosmos DB
12 8 (2.99%) Azure Sentinel
13 6 (2.24%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 75 (27.99%) DNS
2 67 (25.00%) DHCP
3 56 (20.90%) Firewall
4 28 (10.45%) SAN
5 25 (9.33%) VPN
6 21 (7.84%) TCP/IP
7 19 (7.09%) WAN
8 17 (6.34%) Wireless
9 16 (5.97%) LAN
9 16 (5.97%) VoIP
10 15 (5.60%) iSCSI
11 12 (4.48%) VLAN
12 9 (3.36%) Skype
12 9 (3.36%) VSAN
13 8 (2.99%) NetScaler
14 5 (1.87%) NAS
14 5 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (1.87%) SSL
15 4 (1.49%) HTTP
15 4 (1.49%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (22.39%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.24%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (1.12%) MongoDB
3 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (0.75%) MySQL
5 1 (0.37%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.37%) GIS
5 1 (0.37%) InfluxDB
5 1 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.37%) Power BI
5 1 (0.37%) PowerCenter
5 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.37%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (11.94%) JIRA
2 11 (4.10%) Jenkins
3 9 (3.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.24%) Git (software)
5 3 (1.12%) GitLab
6 2 (0.75%) GCC
6 2 (0.75%) Hudson
6 2 (0.75%) JMeter
7 1 (0.37%) Artifactory
7 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.37%) Subversion
7 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.37%) Zephyr
General
1 54 (20.15%) Social Skills
2 28 (10.45%) Finance
3 19 (7.09%) Public Sector
4 12 (4.48%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.24%) Legal
6 5 (1.87%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.87%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 4 (1.49%) Banking
7 4 (1.49%) Documentation Skills
7 4 (1.49%) Law
7 4 (1.49%) Marketing
8 3 (1.12%) Influencing Skills
8 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
8 3 (1.12%) Organisational Skills
9 2 (0.75%) Back Office
9 2 (0.75%) Electronics
9 2 (0.75%) Publishing
9 2 (0.75%) Telecoms
10 1 (0.37%) Automotive
10 1 (0.37%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 58 (21.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 29 (10.82%) Analyst
3 28 (10.45%) Azure Engineer
4 27 (10.07%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 26 (9.70%) Server Engineer
6 24 (8.96%) Support Engineer
7 17 (6.34%) Architect
7 17 (6.34%) Support Analyst
8 15 (5.60%) Cloud Engineer
9 14 (5.22%) Systems Engineer
10 13 (4.85%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (4.85%) Consultant
11 11 (4.10%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 11 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support
11 11 (4.10%) Windows Engineer
12 10 (3.73%) Infrastructure Architect
12 10 (3.73%) Infrastructure Consultant
12 10 (3.73%) Microsoft Engineer
12 10 (3.73%) Wintel Engineer
13 9 (3.36%) Release Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (4.48%) ARM Templates
2 4 (1.49%) X-Windows
3 3 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (1.12%) LDAP
3 3 (1.12%) REST
3 3 (1.12%) Web Services
4 2 (0.75%) Middleware
4 2 (0.75%) PySpark
4 2 (0.75%) SOAP
5 1 (0.37%) .NET
5 1 (0.37%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.37%) Azure Blueprints
5 1 (0.37%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.37%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.82%) Replication
2 24 (8.96%) Data Centre
3 23 (8.58%) PKI
4 16 (5.97%) Clustering
5 13 (4.85%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (4.85%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (4.10%) iPad
6 11 (4.10%) iPhone
6 11 (4.10%) Private Cloud
7 9 (3.36%) Virtual Team
8 8 (2.99%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (2.61%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.87%) IoT
10 5 (1.87%) NHS
11 4 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
13 2 (0.75%) Management Information System
13 2 (0.75%) Smartphone
13 2 (0.75%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 259 (96.64%) Windows
2 191 (71.27%) Windows Server
3 133 (49.63%) Windows Server 2016
4 122 (45.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (29.10%) Linux
6 75 (27.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 59 (22.01%) Windows 10
8 39 (14.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (12.31%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (4.10%) Windows 7
11 8 (2.99%) Oracle Linux
12 5 (1.87%) Unix
12 5 (1.87%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.49%) Windows 2000 Server
14 3 (1.12%) Android
14 3 (1.12%) CentOS
14 3 (1.12%) Solaris
15 2 (0.75%) VMS
15 2 (0.75%) Windows 2000
16 1 (0.37%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (28.36%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 70 (26.12%) ITIL
3 54 (20.15%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (14.18%) Migration
5 37 (13.81%) Service Delivery
6 35 (13.06%) Deployment Automation
7 33 (12.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 27 (10.07%) Load Balancing
9 24 (8.96%) Agile
9 24 (8.96%) DevOps
10 23 (8.58%) Server Management
11 21 (7.84%) High Availability
12 19 (7.09%) Change Control
12 19 (7.09%) CI/CD
13 18 (6.72%) Change Management
14 17 (6.34%) Project Delivery
14 17 (6.34%) Storage Management
15 16 (5.97%) Infrastructure as Code
15 16 (5.97%) Open Source
16 15 (5.60%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 105 (39.18%) PowerShell
2 77 (28.73%) SQL
3 13 (4.85%) Bash
4 12 (4.48%) Python
5 7 (2.61%) Groovy
6 5 (1.87%) VB
7 3 (1.12%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.75%) Java
9 1 (0.37%) Bicep
9 1 (0.37%) C
9 1 (0.37%) C++
9 1 (0.37%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.37%) Perl
9 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 93 (34.70%) Security Cleared
2 77 (28.73%) SC Cleared
3 21 (7.84%) DV Cleared
4 19 (7.09%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (5.60%) MCSE
6 11 (4.10%) DBS Check
6 11 (4.10%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 8 (2.99%) Degree
7 8 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 5 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (1.87%) MCP
9 4 (1.49%) CCNA
9 4 (1.49%) MCSA
9 4 (1.49%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.12%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.75%) CISSP
11 2 (0.75%) ISEB
11 2 (0.75%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.75%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (0.75%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (9.70%) SLA
2 4 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.49%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.12%) QA
4 2 (0.75%) GDPR
5 1 (0.37%) Accessibility
5 1 (0.37%) COBIT
5 1 (0.37%) NCSC
5 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 165 (61.57%) Active Directory
2 117 (43.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (22.01%) Hyper-V
4 25 (9.33%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (7.09%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (5.22%) vSphere
7 12 (4.48%) Virtual Desktop
8 11 (4.10%) NFS
9 10 (3.73%) Docker
10 8 (2.99%) VMware NSX
11 7 (2.61%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (2.61%) XenApp
12 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 4 (1.49%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.75%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 2 (0.75%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.75%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.75%) MetaFrame
14 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 59 (22.01%) Microsoft Intune
2 55 (20.52%) SCCM
3 40 (14.93%) Terraform
4 29 (10.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 16 (5.97%) Ansible
6 15 (5.60%) WSUS
7 14 (5.22%) Failover Clustering
8 13 (4.85%) Kubernetes
8 13 (4.85%) Microsoft Clustering
8 13 (4.85%) vCenter Server
9 11 (4.10%) Packer
10 9 (3.36%) Single Sign-On
11 7 (2.61%) Consul
11 7 (2.61%) NetBackup
11 7 (2.61%) SCOM
12 6 (2.24%) Grafana
12 6 (2.24%) ZABBIX
13 5 (1.87%) McAfee ePO
13 5 (1.87%) Nagios
14 4 (1.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 156 (58.21%) Microsoft
2 146 (54.48%) VMware
3 35 (13.06%) Citrix
4 32 (11.94%) Cisco
5 25 (9.33%) Dell
5 25 (9.33%) NetApp
6 19 (7.09%) IBM
7 18 (6.72%) HP
8 17 (6.34%) Oracle
8 17 (6.34%) Red Hat
8 17 (6.34%) Sophos
9 15 (5.60%) Google
10 14 (5.22%) Meraki
11 12 (4.48%) Apple
11 12 (4.48%) Veeam
12 11 (4.10%) Zerto
13 10 (3.73%) Thales
14 9 (3.36%) Veritas
15 8 (2.99%) ServiceNow
15 8 (2.99%) SolarWinds