Period
to 20 April 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 20 April 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
20 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 437 513 817
Rank change year-on-year +76 +304 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2019 154 129 29
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.36% 0.25% 0.033%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.20% 1.23% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 103 21
10th Percentile £200 £186 £281
25th Percentile £281 £298 £288
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £378 £425 £325
Median % change year-on-year -11.18% +30.77% -
75th Percentile £488 £489 £400
90th Percentile £532 £518 £438
UK median daily rate £375 £400 £325
% change year-on-year -6.25% +23.08% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 0
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.48 -
Median % change year-on-year +3.85% - -
UK median hourly rate £30.00 £26.48 -
% change year-on-year +13.29% - -

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 7,005 10,475 17,696
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 16.48% 20.30% 20.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,625 6,844 11,530
10th Percentile £183 £144 £160
25th Percentile £325 £250 £317
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £438
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% -
75th Percentile £538 £525 £538
90th Percentile £630 £613 £625
UK median daily rate £450 £423 £425
% change year-on-year +6.51% -0.59% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 817 1,004
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.58 £11.17
25th Percentile £14.00 £13.50 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.77 £17.25 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year +3.01% +1.47% -
75th Percentile £42.00 £21.34 £27.00
90th Percentile £54.60 £47.30 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £17.77 £17.50 £16.86
% change year-on-year +1.54% +3.80% +2.18%

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 20 April 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 20 April 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 20 April 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 +16 61 £400 -5.88% 20
South East +69 26 £399 -13.78% 19
Midlands +49 24 £375 -3.85% 23
North of England +53 19 £425 +54.55% 29
West Midlands +32 16 £375 +23.97% 16
East of England +28 12 £275 -35.29% 6
Yorkshire +37 11 £500 +60.00% 14
East Midlands +26 8 £375 -12.28% 7
South West +45 7 £338 +13.45% 11
North East +36 6 £425 - 3
North West +16 2 £352 +51.40% 12
Windows Server 2019
UK

For the 6 months to 20 April 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.

1 150 (97.40%) Windows
2 117 (75.97%) Windows Server
3 108 (70.13%) Active Directory
4 91 (59.09%) PowerShell
5 86 (55.84%) VMware
5 86 (55.84%) Microsoft
6 80 (51.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 76 (49.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 68 (44.16%) Azure
9 65 (42.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 58 (37.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 56 (36.36%) Microsoft 365
12 49 (31.82%) Windows 10
13 47 (30.52%) DNS
14 45 (29.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 43 (27.92%) ITIL
16 42 (27.27%) Security Cleared
17 37 (24.03%) SCCM
18 34 (22.08%) Migration
19 31 (20.13%) Hyper-V
20 30 (19.48%) DHCP
21 29 (18.83%) Cisco
22 28 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
22 28 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
23 26 (16.88%) Ansible
24 25 (16.23%) SC Cleared
25 24 (15.58%) SQL Server
26 22 (14.29%) SharePoint
27 20 (12.99%) Linux
28 19 (12.34%) DevOps

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 22 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 10 (6.49%) ArcGIS
3 9 (5.84%) MS Exchange
4 4 (2.60%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.30%) Confluence
5 2 (1.30%) IIS
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (0.65%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 28 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (6.49%) Photoshop
3 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (1.30%) Adobe XD
5 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.65%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 68 (44.16%) Azure
2 56 (36.36%) Microsoft 365
3 19 (12.34%) Azure Active Directory
4 18 (11.69%) AWS
5 7 (4.55%) IaaS
5 7 (4.55%) SaaS
6 6 (3.90%) Mimecast
7 5 (3.25%) PaaS
8 4 (2.60%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.95%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (1.95%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 2 (1.30%) Amazon S3
10 2 (1.30%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 2 (1.30%) AWS Lambda
10 2 (1.30%) Azure Stack
10 2 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (1.30%) GCP
10 2 (1.30%) npm
10 2 (1.30%) Route 53
11 1 (0.65%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (30.52%) DNS
2 30 (19.48%) DHCP
3 16 (10.39%) SAN
4 14 (9.09%) Firewall
5 10 (6.49%) LAN
5 10 (6.49%) VPN
5 10 (6.49%) WAN
6 9 (5.84%) TCP/IP
7 8 (5.19%) VLAN
8 7 (4.55%) NAS
9 6 (3.90%) VSAN
10 5 (3.25%) Remote Desktop
11 4 (2.60%) Skype
12 3 (1.95%) Internet
12 3 (1.95%) MPLS
12 3 (1.95%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.30%) ADSL
13 2 (1.30%) Ethernet
13 2 (1.30%) Kerberos
13 2 (1.30%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (15.58%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.19%) GIS
3 2 (1.30%) MySQL
4 1 (0.65%) Power BI
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (1.95%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.30%) gulp
2 2 (1.30%) Hudson
2 2 (1.30%) JIRA
2 2 (1.30%) Rational Team Concert
2 2 (1.30%) Visual Studio
2 2 (1.30%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.65%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.65%) GCC
3 1 (0.65%) Serena SBM
3 1 (0.65%) Subversion
3 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (10.39%) Finance
2 6 (3.90%) Public Sector
3 4 (2.60%) Financial Institution
4 3 (1.95%) Banking
4 3 (1.95%) Law
4 3 (1.95%) Legal
4 3 (1.95%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (1.30%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.30%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.30%) Retail
5 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Electronics
6 1 (0.65%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.65%) International Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
6 1 (0.65%) Police
Job Titles
1 41 (26.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (13.64%) Support Engineer
3 15 (9.74%) Architect
4 10 (6.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 9 (5.84%) 3rd Line Support
5 9 (5.84%) Analyst
6 8 (5.19%) Administrator
6 8 (5.19%) Consultant
6 8 (5.19%) Wintel Engineer
7 7 (4.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
8 6 (3.90%) Infrastructure Architect
8 6 (3.90%) Infrastructure Support
8 6 (3.90%) IT Engineer
8 6 (3.90%) IT Support
8 6 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (3.25%) Desktop Engineer
9 5 (3.25%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (3.25%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (3.25%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.95%) HTML
1 3 (1.95%) LDAP
2 2 (1.30%) .NET
2 2 (1.30%) Ajax
2 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET
2 2 (1.30%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (1.30%) CSS
2 2 (1.30%) jQuery
2 2 (1.30%) Razor View Engine
2 2 (1.30%) Sass
2 2 (1.30%) Semantic HTML
2 2 (1.30%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 1 (0.65%) CSS3
3 1 (0.65%) HTML5
3 1 (0.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.39%) Hybrid Cloud
2 11 (7.14%) Clustering
2 11 (7.14%) Data Centre
3 9 (5.84%) Replication
4 8 (5.19%) PKI
5 7 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.90%) HP Storage
7 5 (3.25%) Enterprise Cloud
7 5 (3.25%) User Experience
8 4 (2.60%) NHS
8 4 (2.60%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.95%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.30%) CMDB
10 2 (1.30%) EMC VMAX
10 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.30%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.30%) SCORM
10 2 (1.30%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (1.30%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 2 (1.30%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 150 (97.40%) Windows
2 117 (75.97%) Windows Server
3 80 (51.95%) Windows Server 2016
4 76 (49.35%) Windows Server 2012
5 58 (37.66%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (31.82%) Windows 10
7 20 (12.99%) Linux
8 18 (11.69%) Windows 7
9 14 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (3.25%) Unix
11 4 (2.60%) VMS
12 3 (1.95%) Solaris
12 3 (1.95%) Windows Server 2003
13 2 (1.30%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.30%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.65%) Android
14 1 (0.65%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (29.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 43 (27.92%) ITIL
3 34 (22.08%) Migration
4 19 (12.34%) DevOps
5 18 (11.69%) Test Scripting
6 16 (10.39%) Problem-Solving
7 14 (9.09%) Data Migration
8 12 (7.79%) Agile Software Development
9 11 (7.14%) Configuration Management
10 10 (6.49%) Service Design
10 10 (6.49%) Systems Engineering
11 9 (5.84%) Project Delivery
11 9 (5.84%) Project Management
11 9 (5.84%) Requirements Analysis
12 8 (5.19%) High Availability
12 8 (5.19%) Image Processing
12 8 (5.19%) Performance Tuning
13 7 (4.55%) Change Management
13 7 (4.55%) Service Management
14 6 (3.90%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 91 (59.09%) PowerShell
2 12 (7.79%) VB
3 11 (7.14%) Python
3 11 (7.14%) SQL
4 8 (5.19%) C
5 3 (1.95%) Bash Shell
5 3 (1.95%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 42 (27.27%) Security Cleared
2 25 (16.23%) SC Cleared
3 18 (11.69%) DV Cleared
4 17 (11.04%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (7.79%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (4.55%) Degree
7 6 (3.90%) MCSE
8 4 (2.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.95%) CCNA
9 3 (1.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.95%) VCAP
10 2 (1.30%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.30%) CCA
10 2 (1.30%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.30%) MCP
10 2 (1.30%) MCSA
11 1 (0.65%) BPSS Clearance
11 1 (0.65%) CISSP
11 1 (0.65%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.44%) SLA
2 4 (2.60%) GDPR
2 4 (2.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.30%) WCAG
4 1 (0.65%) DICOM
4 1 (0.65%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.65%) QA
System Software
1 108 (70.13%) Active Directory
2 65 (42.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (20.13%) Hyper-V
4 28 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (9.74%) vSphere
6 12 (7.79%) VMware NSX
7 9 (5.84%) XenApp
8 6 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (3.90%) VMware Server
9 4 (2.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 4 (2.60%) Docker
10 3 (1.95%) vCloud
10 3 (1.95%) XenDesktop
11 2 (1.30%) BitLocker
11 2 (1.30%) Firmware
11 2 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.65%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 37 (24.03%) SCCM
2 26 (16.88%) Ansible
3 17 (11.04%) SCOM
4 11 (7.14%) Terraform
4 11 (7.14%) vCenter Server
5 9 (5.84%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (4.55%) WSUS
7 6 (3.90%) NetBackup
7 6 (3.90%) PowerCLI
8 5 (3.25%) Kubernetes
9 4 (2.60%) Failover Clustering
9 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (2.60%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 4 (2.60%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (2.60%) PaperCut
9 4 (2.60%) Puppet
9 4 (2.60%) SCDPM
9 4 (2.60%) vRealize
9 4 (2.60%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 2 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 86 (55.84%) Microsoft
1 86 (55.84%) VMware
2 29 (18.83%) Cisco
3 16 (10.39%) Citrix
4 15 (9.74%) HP
5 13 (8.44%) NetApp
5 13 (8.44%) Oracle
6 12 (7.79%) SolarWinds
6 12 (7.79%) Veeam
7 11 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 11 (7.14%) Sophos
8 10 (6.49%) Dell
8 10 (6.49%) ESRI
8 10 (6.49%) Lumension
9 8 (5.19%) IBM
9 8 (5.19%) McAfee
9 8 (5.19%) Symantec
10 7 (4.55%) EMC
11 4 (2.60%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.95%) CyberArk