Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 391 570 838
Rank change year-on-year +179 +268 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2019 128 143 5
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.22% 0.005%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.10% 1.04% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 108 4
Median daily rate £400 £376 £344
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.31% +9.45% -
10th Percentile £190 £231 £281
90th Percentile £525 £489 £523
UK median daily rate £375 £375 £344
% change year-on-year - +9.09% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Median hourly rate £54.00 £29.99 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +80.09% - -
UK median hourly rate £54.00 £26.48 -
% change year-on-year +103.93% - -

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 6,098 13,772 19,052
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.24% 20.77% 20.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,928 8,851 12,164
Median daily rate £430 £413 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.24% -2.94% -
10th Percentile £163 £143 £160
90th Percentile £615 £606 £613
UK median daily rate £430 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +4.88% -3.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 354 1,016 1,200
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.15 £17.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.04% -1.39% +2.31%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £47.03
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +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 17 January 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
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 17 January 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 +143 53 £450 +11.11% 14
South West +84 20 £400 +31.15% 9
South East +132 17 £350 -17.65% 22
Midlands +62 13 £375 +7.14% 8
East of England +50 12 £335 -21.18% 10
North of England +90 11 £293 -27.78% 36
West Midlands +57 10 £375 +29.31% 6
North West +57 4 £300 -25.93% 21
Yorkshire +52 4 £285 -40.00% 12
East Midlands +41 3 £265 -26.90% 2
North East +39 3 £350 - 3
Windows Server 2019
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 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.

1 126 (98.44%) Windows
2 102 (79.69%) Windows Server
3 91 (71.09%) Active Directory
4 79 (61.72%) VMware
5 78 (60.94%) Windows Server 2016
6 77 (60.16%) Microsoft
7 73 (57.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 56 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 55 (42.97%) PowerShell
10 52 (40.63%) Azure
11 51 (39.84%) Windows Server 2008
12 43 (33.59%) Migration
12 43 (33.59%) Windows 10
13 38 (29.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 35 (27.34%) Security Cleared
15 33 (25.78%) SQL Server
16 32 (25.00%) ITIL
17 29 (22.66%) Office 365
18 28 (21.88%) DNS
19 27 (21.09%) SCCM
20 26 (20.31%) Cisco
20 26 (20.31%) VMware ESXi
21 25 (19.53%) Microsoft Office
22 23 (17.97%) DHCP
22 23 (17.97%) Ansible
23 22 (17.19%) Oracle
24 21 (16.41%) Linux
25 20 (15.63%) SharePoint
25 20 (15.63%) TCP/IP
25 20 (15.63%) Finance

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 (15.63%) SharePoint
2 13 (10.16%) ArcGIS
2 13 (10.16%) MS Exchange
3 6 (4.69%) IIS
3 6 (4.69%) Skype for Business
4 4 (3.13%) Confluence
5 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.56%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.78%) nginx
Applications
1 25 (19.53%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (10.16%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.78%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 52 (40.63%) Azure
2 29 (22.66%) Office 365
3 16 (12.50%) AWS
4 15 (11.72%) IaaS
5 13 (10.16%) PaaS
6 12 (9.38%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (9.38%) SaaS
7 9 (7.03%) GCP
8 8 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (5.47%) GitHub
10 5 (3.91%) OneDrive
11 2 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (1.56%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.56%) ShareGate
11 2 (1.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.78%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.78%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
12 1 (0.78%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 28 (21.88%) DNS
2 23 (17.97%) DHCP
3 20 (15.63%) TCP/IP
4 11 (8.59%) VPN
5 10 (7.81%) Kerberos
6 9 (7.03%) SAN
6 9 (7.03%) VSAN
7 7 (5.47%) Firewall
8 6 (4.69%) Ethernet
8 6 (4.69%) LAN
8 6 (4.69%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (4.69%) Skype
8 6 (4.69%) VLAN
8 6 (4.69%) VoIP
8 6 (4.69%) WAN
9 4 (3.13%) Network Security
10 3 (2.34%) Internet
10 3 (2.34%) MPLS
10 3 (2.34%) NetScaler
11 2 (1.56%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (25.78%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.47%) GIS
3 3 (2.34%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (2.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server 2017
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.78%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.78%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.78%) Cosmos DB
5 1 (0.78%) MySQL
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2019
5 1 (0.78%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 7 (5.47%) Subversion
2 4 (3.13%) JIRA
3 3 (2.34%) Bitbucket
3 3 (2.34%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 1 (0.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.78%) Hudson
5 1 (0.78%) Serena SBM
5 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (15.63%) Finance
2 8 (6.25%) Public Sector
3 7 (5.47%) Banking
4 6 (4.69%) Investment Banking
4 6 (4.69%) Retail
5 3 (2.34%) Financial Institution
5 3 (2.34%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.56%) Electronics
6 2 (1.56%) Housing Association
6 2 (1.56%) Marketing
6 2 (1.56%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.56%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 31 (24.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (7.81%) Analyst
2 10 (7.81%) Architect
2 10 (7.81%) Consultant
2 10 (7.81%) Support Engineer
3 9 (7.03%) Windows Engineer
4 8 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 8 (6.25%) Administrator
4 8 (6.25%) VMware Engineer
5 7 (5.47%) Azure Engineer
5 7 (5.47%) Server Engineer
5 7 (5.47%) Wintel Engineer
6 6 (4.69%) Service Analyst
6 6 (4.69%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (4.69%) Technical Support
6 6 (4.69%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (3.91%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (3.91%) Infrastructure Architect
7 5 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (8.59%) LDAP
2 1 (0.78%) Web Services
2 1 (0.78%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.94%) Clustering
2 11 (8.59%) Replication
3 8 (6.25%) Data Centre
3 8 (6.25%) PKI
4 7 (5.47%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.13%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (3.13%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.56%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.56%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (1.56%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (1.56%) HP StoreVirtual
7 2 (1.56%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.56%) NHS
7 2 (1.56%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.56%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.56%) VxBlock/Vblock
8 1 (0.78%) CMDB
8 1 (0.78%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 126 (98.44%) Windows
2 102 (79.69%) Windows Server
3 78 (60.94%) Windows Server 2016
4 73 (57.03%) Windows Server 2012
5 51 (39.84%) Windows Server 2008
6 43 (33.59%) Windows 10
7 21 (16.41%) Linux
8 17 (13.28%) Windows 7
9 15 (11.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (5.47%) Unix
10 7 (5.47%) VMS
11 3 (2.34%) Solaris
12 2 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.78%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (33.59%) Migration
2 38 (29.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 32 (25.00%) ITIL
4 18 (14.06%) DevOps
5 17 (13.28%) Test Scripting
6 15 (11.72%) High Availability
7 14 (10.94%) Data Migration
8 12 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
9 11 (8.59%) Service Design
9 11 (8.59%) Systems Engineering
10 10 (7.81%) Requirements Analysis
11 9 (7.03%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (6.25%) Change Management
12 8 (6.25%) Patch Management
12 8 (6.25%) Security Hardening
13 7 (5.47%) Image Processing
13 7 (5.47%) ITSM
14 6 (4.69%) Configuration Management
14 6 (4.69%) Disaster Recovery
14 6 (4.69%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 55 (42.97%) PowerShell
2 13 (10.16%) VB
3 12 (9.38%) SQL
4 10 (7.81%) C
5 6 (4.69%) Python
6 2 (1.56%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.78%) Java
7 1 (0.78%) Perl
Qualifications
1 35 (27.34%) Security Cleared
2 20 (15.63%) DV Cleared
3 18 (14.06%) SC Cleared
4 14 (10.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (7.03%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.69%) MCSE
7 5 (3.91%) Degree
8 4 (3.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (2.34%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.34%) MCSA
9 3 (2.34%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (2.34%) VCAP
10 2 (1.56%) CCA
10 2 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (0.78%) A+ Certification
11 1 (0.78%) CCNA
11 1 (0.78%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.78%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.78%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (6.25%) SLA
2 3 (2.34%) GDPR
2 3 (2.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.56%) Government Security Classifications
3 2 (1.56%) NCSC
4 1 (0.78%) DICOM
4 1 (0.78%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 91 (71.09%) Active Directory
2 56 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (20.31%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (13.28%) Hyper-V
5 15 (11.72%) vSphere
6 12 (9.38%) VMware NSX
7 9 (7.03%) Docker
8 8 (6.25%) XenApp
9 7 (5.47%) Virtual Machines
10 3 (2.34%) vCloud
10 3 (2.34%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.56%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.56%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.78%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 27 (21.09%) SCCM
2 23 (17.97%) Ansible
3 13 (10.16%) vCenter Server
4 11 (8.59%) Microsoft Clustering
5 9 (7.03%) Kubernetes
5 9 (7.03%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (7.03%) Puppet
5 9 (7.03%) Terraform
6 8 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
7 7 (5.47%) SCOM
8 6 (4.69%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 6 (4.69%) PowerCLI
9 5 (3.91%) vRealize
9 5 (3.91%) WSUS
10 4 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (3.13%) SCDPM
10 4 (3.13%) vRealize Orchestrator
11 3 (2.34%) HAProxy
11 3 (2.34%) Red Hat Satellite
12 2 (1.56%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 79 (61.72%) VMware
2 77 (60.16%) Microsoft
3 26 (20.31%) Cisco
4 22 (17.19%) Oracle
5 17 (13.28%) Citrix
6 14 (10.94%) Lumension
6 14 (10.94%) Sophos
7 13 (10.16%) ESRI
8 11 (8.59%) Red Hat
9 9 (7.03%) HP
9 9 (7.03%) SolarWinds
9 9 (7.03%) Veeam
10 7 (5.47%) Dell
11 6 (4.69%) SaltStack
12 5 (3.91%) McAfee
13 4 (3.13%) IBM
13 4 (3.13%) Juniper
13 4 (3.13%) ServiceNow
13 4 (3.13%) Symantec
14 3 (2.34%) CyberArk