Period
to 27 September 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 27 September 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
27 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 368 718 -
Rank change year-on-year +350 - -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2019 108 84 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.43% 0.10% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.31% 0.51% -
Number of daily rates quoted 85 63 0
Median daily rate £435 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.26% - -
UK median daily rate £425 £388 -
% change year-on-year +9.68% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

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 4,679 16,314 19,487
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 18.44% 20.34% 20.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,846 10,311 12,177
Median daily rate £450 £425 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £185 £150 £175
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 278 1,044 1,380
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -
10th Percentile £12.05 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £47.93 £51.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.25
% change year-on-year +14.29% +1.45% -1.43%

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 27 September 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 27 September 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 27 September 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 +241 37 £475 +35.71% 10
South East +207 21 £438 -16.67% 19
East of England +98 19 £398 +1.92% 6
South West +107 17 £356 +16.80% 9
North of England +113 8 £325 -27.78% 8
Midlands +102 6 £325 -14.75% 17
North West +86 5 £300 -25.93% 5
West Midlands +72 3 £275 -27.87% 7
East Midlands - 3 £335 - 10
North East - 2 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +72 1 - - 2
Windows Server 2019
UK

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 106 (98.15%) Windows
2 78 (72.22%) Active Directory
3 76 (70.37%) Windows Server
4 74 (68.52%) Microsoft
5 71 (65.74%) VMware
6 63 (58.33%) Windows Server 2016
7 57 (52.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 53 (49.07%) Windows Server 2008
9 47 (43.52%) VMware Infrastructure
9 47 (43.52%) PowerShell
10 44 (40.74%) Azure
11 39 (36.11%) Migration
11 39 (36.11%) SQL Server
11 39 (36.11%) Windows 10
12 34 (31.48%) Security Cleared
13 30 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 29 (26.85%) Oracle
15 27 (25.00%) Office 365
15 27 (25.00%) DevOps
16 26 (24.07%) ITIL
17 24 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
18 22 (20.37%) Linux
18 22 (20.37%) Cisco
18 22 (20.37%) SCCM
18 22 (20.37%) Ansible
19 20 (18.52%) DNS
20 19 (17.59%) TCP/IP
20 19 (17.59%) SC Cleared
20 19 (17.59%) DV Cleared
21 18 (16.67%) 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 17 (15.74%) ArcGIS
2 13 (12.04%) SharePoint
2 13 (12.04%) Skype for Business
3 10 (9.26%) MS Exchange
4 4 (3.70%) Confluence
5 3 (2.78%) IIS
5 3 (2.78%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.85%) nginx
7 1 (0.93%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.93%) JBoss
Applications
1 24 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (15.74%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.93%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 44 (40.74%) Azure
2 27 (25.00%) Office 365
3 15 (13.89%) AWS
4 14 (12.96%) IaaS
5 11 (10.19%) GCP
5 11 (10.19%) PaaS
6 10 (9.26%) SaaS
7 7 (6.48%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (6.48%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (6.48%) GitHub
8 5 (4.63%) OneDrive
9 3 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (2.78%) Amazon S3
9 3 (2.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 3 (2.78%) AWS Lambda
9 3 (2.78%) Route 53
9 3 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.93%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (18.52%) DNS
2 19 (17.59%) TCP/IP
3 18 (16.67%) DHCP
4 12 (11.11%) Kerberos
4 12 (11.11%) Skype
5 8 (7.41%) SAN
6 6 (5.56%) VPN
7 5 (4.63%) Ethernet
7 5 (4.63%) VoIP
7 5 (4.63%) VSAN
8 4 (3.70%) SNMP
9 3 (2.78%) Firewall
9 3 (2.78%) WAN
10 2 (1.85%) Network Security
10 2 (1.85%) SMTP
11 1 (0.93%) Cisco Firepower
11 1 (0.93%) HTTP
11 1 (0.93%) Internet
11 1 (0.93%) LAN
11 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (36.11%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.89%) GIS
3 4 (3.70%) Oracle Database
3 4 (3.70%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (3.70%) Sybase ASE
4 3 (2.78%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.78%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (2.78%) SQL Server 2017
4 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.85%) MySQL
5 2 (1.85%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.93%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (0.93%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.93%) QGIS
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 6 (5.56%) Subversion
2 4 (3.70%) Bitbucket
2 4 (3.70%) JIRA
3 3 (2.78%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.93%) Hudson
4 1 (0.93%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.93%) MSI
General
1 11 (10.19%) Finance
2 8 (7.41%) Public Sector
3 5 (4.63%) Banking
3 5 (4.63%) Investment Banking
4 4 (3.70%) Retail
5 1 (0.93%) Housing Association
5 1 (0.93%) Legal
Job Titles
1 24 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 9 (8.33%) Analyst
3 8 (7.41%) Integration Engineer
3 8 (7.41%) Server Engineer
3 8 (7.41%) VMware Engineer
3 8 (7.41%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (6.48%) Administrator
4 7 (6.48%) Cloud Engineer
4 7 (6.48%) Consultant
5 6 (5.56%) Azure Engineer
5 6 (5.56%) Service Analyst
5 6 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (5.56%) Wintel Engineer
6 5 (4.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (3.70%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) DBA
7 4 (3.70%) SQL DBA
7 4 (3.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
7 4 (3.70%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (10.19%) LDAP
2 1 (0.93%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.04%) Clustering
2 11 (10.19%) Replication
3 8 (7.41%) PKI
4 6 (5.56%) Data Centre
5 5 (4.63%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.70%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.78%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.78%) NHS
7 3 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
7 3 (2.78%) User Experience
8 2 (1.85%) Client/Server
8 2 (1.85%) iPad
8 2 (1.85%) iPhone
8 2 (1.85%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.93%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.93%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.93%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 106 (98.15%) Windows
2 76 (70.37%) Windows Server
3 63 (58.33%) Windows Server 2016
4 57 (52.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (49.07%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (36.11%) Windows 10
7 22 (20.37%) Linux
8 17 (15.74%) Windows 7
9 10 (9.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (6.48%) Unix
11 3 (2.78%) Solaris
11 3 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.93%) AIX
12 1 (0.93%) CentOS
12 1 (0.93%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.11%) Migration
2 30 (27.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (25.00%) DevOps
4 26 (24.07%) ITIL
5 16 (14.81%) Data Migration
5 16 (14.81%) Test Scripting
6 14 (12.96%) Image Processing
7 12 (11.11%) Service Design
8 11 (10.19%) Change Management
8 11 (10.19%) High Availability
9 10 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (8.33%) Problem-Solving
11 8 (7.41%) Systems Engineering
12 7 (6.48%) Requirements Analysis
13 6 (5.56%) Security Hardening
14 5 (4.63%) Analytics
14 5 (4.63%) ITSM
14 5 (4.63%) Server Management
15 4 (3.70%) Configuration Management
15 4 (3.70%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 47 (43.52%) PowerShell
2 18 (16.67%) SQL
3 17 (15.74%) C
3 17 (15.74%) VB
4 4 (3.70%) Java
4 4 (3.70%) Perl
4 4 (3.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 34 (31.48%) Security Cleared
2 19 (17.59%) DV Cleared
2 19 (17.59%) SC Cleared
3 18 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (4.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 4 (3.70%) MCSE
7 2 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (1.85%) MCSA
7 2 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (0.93%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) NCSC
3 1 (0.93%) COBIT
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.93%) NIST
3 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 78 (72.22%) Active Directory
2 47 (43.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (14.81%) VMware NSX
4 13 (12.04%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (9.26%) vSphere
6 9 (8.33%) Hyper-V
7 6 (5.56%) Docker
7 6 (5.56%) XenApp
8 3 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.93%) UAG
10 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 22 (20.37%) Ansible
1 22 (20.37%) SCCM
2 15 (13.89%) Microsoft Clustering
3 12 (11.11%) SCOM
4 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Intune
5 7 (6.48%) Terraform
6 6 (5.56%) Kubernetes
6 6 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
6 6 (5.56%) Puppet
7 5 (4.63%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (4.63%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (3.70%) HAProxy
8 4 (3.70%) Red Hat Satellite
8 4 (3.70%) vCenter Server
9 3 (2.78%) WSUS
10 2 (1.85%) vRealize
11 1 (0.93%) HP Data Protector
11 1 (0.93%) PowerCLI
11 1 (0.93%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.93%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 74 (68.52%) Microsoft
2 71 (65.74%) VMware
3 29 (26.85%) Oracle
4 22 (20.37%) Cisco
5 18 (16.67%) Sophos
6 17 (15.74%) ESRI
6 17 (15.74%) Lumension
7 16 (14.81%) Citrix
8 9 (8.33%) Red Hat
9 7 (6.48%) SolarWinds
10 6 (5.56%) SaltStack
11 5 (4.63%) Juniper
11 5 (4.63%) McAfee
11 5 (4.63%) Veeam
12 4 (3.70%) Delphix
12 4 (3.70%) Google
12 4 (3.70%) HP
12 4 (3.70%) Sybase
13 3 (2.78%) CloudEndure
14 2 (1.85%) Meraki