Period
to 20 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 20 November 2019 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
UK > England
6 months to
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 63 70 78
Rank change year-on-year +7 +8 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2,695 3,208 2,946
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.54% 3.37% 3.13%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.15% 15.99% 14.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,851 2,127 1,912
England median daily rate £375 £385 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.60% +10.00% +0.86%
10th Percentile £158 £185 £157
90th Percentile £550 £544 £525
UK median daily rate £375 £380 £350
% change year-on-year -1.32% +8.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 139 158 169
England median hourly rate £21.00 £24.75 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.15% +47.28% -21.84%
10th Percentile £14.24 £12.43 £10.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.60 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £29.00 £23.67 £17.00
% change year-on-year +22.53% +39.22% -20.93%

Windows Server 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 15,713 20,063 19,721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.62% 21.09% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,825 12,483 12,690
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £148 £165 £175
90th Percentile £613 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,101 1,361 1,200
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £51.25 £47.50 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in England

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in England

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in England

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in England

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in England over the 6 months to 20 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in England

Windows Server
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 within the England region over the 6 months to 20 November 2019. 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 -2 873 £400 -5.88% 348
South East +6 641 £381 -1.61% 305
North of England +12 416 £350 -3.45% 291
South West -10 333 £363 -3.33% 143
Midlands +7 243 £325 -9.72% 175
North West +5 240 £350 -2.78% 143
East of England +21 181 £350 - 117
Yorkshire +27 158 £375 +5.63% 125
West Midlands -6 124 £325 -9.72% 99
East Midlands +23 115 £325 -7.14% 76
North East 0 18 £350 -11.11% 23
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 20 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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.

1 2,694 (99.96%) Windows
2 1,568 (58.18%) Active Directory
3 1,180 (43.78%) VMware
4 1,162 (43.12%) Microsoft
5 844 (31.32%) Office 365
6 801 (29.72%) Windows Server 2012
7 659 (24.45%) Azure
8 652 (24.19%) PowerShell
9 639 (23.71%) VMware Infrastructure
10 636 (23.60%) Windows Server 2008
11 603 (22.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 592 (21.97%) Windows 10
13 585 (21.71%) SCCM
14 555 (20.59%) DNS
15 484 (17.96%) Citrix
15 484 (17.96%) Security Cleared
16 454 (16.85%) DHCP
17 451 (16.73%) Linux
18 438 (16.25%) ITIL
19 426 (15.81%) MS Exchange
20 412 (15.29%) Hyper-V
21 407 (15.10%) SQL Server
22 391 (14.51%) SQL
23 374 (13.88%) Cisco
24 373 (13.84%) Firewall
25 371 (13.77%) Migration
26 370 (13.73%) Windows 7
27 314 (11.65%) AWS
28 310 (11.50%) SC Cleared
29 293 (10.87%) Finance

Windows Server
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
1 426 (15.81%) MS Exchange
2 226 (8.39%) SharePoint
3 198 (7.35%) Skype for Business
4 169 (6.27%) IIS
5 121 (4.49%) Exchange Server 2010
6 103 (3.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 40 (1.48%) Confluence
8 27 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 23 (0.85%) Apache
9 23 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
10 17 (0.63%) SharePoint 2013
11 15 (0.56%) Tomcat
12 14 (0.52%) Elasticsearch
12 14 (0.52%) K2 blackpearl
12 14 (0.52%) OpenStack
13 13 (0.48%) nginx
14 12 (0.45%) Exchange Server 2000
15 11 (0.41%) CMS
15 11 (0.41%) WebLogic
16 9 (0.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 228 (8.46%) Microsoft Office
2 47 (1.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 29 (1.08%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.63%) Microsoft Project
5 15 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 11 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
7 6 (0.22%) Acrobat
8 2 (0.074%) AutoCAD
8 2 (0.074%) InfoPath
8 2 (0.074%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.037%) 3ds Max
9 1 (0.037%) Adobe Creative Suite
9 1 (0.037%) FileZilla
9 1 (0.037%) Revit
Business Applications
1 16 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 6 (0.22%) Misys Opics
4 5 (0.19%) Dynamics AX
5 3 (0.11%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Cash Management
5 3 (0.11%) SystmOne
6 2 (0.074%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.074%) OpenText VIM for SAP
6 2 (0.074%) Oracle Applications
6 2 (0.074%) Sage 200
6 2 (0.074%) SnowdropKCS
6 2 (0.074%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 2 (0.074%) Unit4 Business World
6 2 (0.074%) Workfront
7 1 (0.037%) NetSuite
7 1 (0.037%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.037%) Oracle Financials
7 1 (0.037%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.037%) PeopleSoft Financials
Cloud Services
1 844 (31.32%) Office 365
2 659 (24.45%) Azure
3 314 (11.65%) AWS
4 119 (4.42%) Azure Active Directory
5 118 (4.38%) IaaS
6 88 (3.27%) PaaS
7 63 (2.34%) SaaS
8 40 (1.48%) GCP
9 31 (1.15%) OneDrive
10 28 (1.04%) GitHub
11 24 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
12 23 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
12 23 (0.85%) Mimecast
13 21 (0.78%) Amazon EC2
14 20 (0.74%) OpenShift
15 18 (0.67%) G Suite
15 18 (0.67%) Yammer
16 16 (0.59%) Power Platform
17 12 (0.45%) AWS CloudFormation
17 12 (0.45%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 555 (20.59%) DNS
2 454 (16.85%) DHCP
3 373 (13.84%) Firewall
4 247 (9.17%) SAN
5 216 (8.01%) WAN
6 213 (7.90%) TCP/IP
7 207 (7.68%) LAN
8 184 (6.83%) Skype
9 161 (5.97%) VPN
10 78 (2.89%) VLAN
11 70 (2.60%) Internet
12 67 (2.49%) NetScaler
13 65 (2.41%) VoIP
14 59 (2.19%) NAS
15 53 (1.97%) Network Security
15 53 (1.97%) Wi-Fi
15 53 (1.97%) Wireless
16 51 (1.89%) Remote Desktop
17 46 (1.71%) HTTP
18 41 (1.52%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 407 (15.10%) SQL Server
2 68 (2.52%) Oracle Database
3 53 (1.97%) SQL Server 2012
4 52 (1.93%) PostgreSQL
5 47 (1.74%) MySQL
6 46 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
7 42 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
8 30 (1.11%) Relational Database
9 28 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
9 28 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
9 28 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 27 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 23 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
12 21 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
13 20 (0.74%) Big Data
14 19 (0.71%) Hadoop
15 18 (0.67%) MongoDB
15 18 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
15 18 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
16 16 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 108 (4.01%) Git (software)
2 49 (1.82%) Jenkins
3 48 (1.78%) JIRA
4 46 (1.71%) Visual Studio
5 38 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
6 36 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
7 33 (1.22%) Subversion
8 28 (1.04%) Bitbucket
9 25 (0.93%) GitLab
10 22 (0.82%) TeamCity
11 17 (0.63%) MSI
11 17 (0.63%) Sonatype Nexus
12 14 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
13 8 (0.30%) Selenium
13 8 (0.30%) SonarQube
14 7 (0.26%) MSBuild
14 7 (0.26%) MSTest
14 7 (0.26%) Ranorex
15 6 (0.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
15 6 (0.22%) Oracle APEX
General
1 293 (10.87%) Finance
2 117 (4.34%) Public Sector
3 95 (3.53%) Banking
4 69 (2.56%) Retail
5 60 (2.23%) Telecoms
6 42 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 34 (1.26%) Law
8 33 (1.22%) Legal
9 31 (1.15%) Back Office
10 28 (1.04%) Local Government
11 19 (0.71%) Advertising
12 15 (0.56%) Marketing
13 12 (0.45%) Electronics
13 12 (0.45%) Investment Banking
14 11 (0.41%) Financial Institution
15 10 (0.37%) Automotive
15 10 (0.37%) German Language
16 8 (0.30%) Front Office
16 8 (0.30%) Police
16 8 (0.30%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 535 (19.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 318 (11.80%) Support Engineer
3 271 (10.06%) Analyst
4 257 (9.54%) Windows Engineer
5 210 (7.79%) Server Engineer
6 205 (7.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 156 (5.79%) 3rd Line Support
8 153 (5.68%) IT Support
9 152 (5.64%) Consultant
10 140 (5.19%) 2nd Line Support
11 131 (4.86%) Support Analyst
12 126 (4.68%) Architect
13 122 (4.53%) IT Engineer
14 117 (4.34%) Administrator
15 114 (4.23%) Wintel Engineer
16 112 (4.16%) Windows Server Engineer
17 102 (3.78%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 83 (3.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
19 77 (2.86%) Infrastructure Support
20 74 (2.75%) IT Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (3.49%) .NET
2 73 (2.71%) Web Services
3 39 (1.45%) LDAP
4 35 (1.30%) Middleware
5 31 (1.15%) Elastic Stack
6 22 (0.82%) .NET Framework
7 18 (0.67%) HTML
7 18 (0.67%) JSON
7 18 (0.67%) Node.js
7 18 (0.67%) REST
8 16 (0.59%) SAML
8 16 (0.59%) XML
9 14 (0.52%) ASP.NET
10 12 (0.45%) ASP.NET Web API
10 12 (0.45%) CSS
10 12 (0.45%) Kafka
11 9 (0.33%) 802.1X
11 9 (0.33%) Oracle Fusion
12 8 (0.30%) Spring
12 8 (0.30%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 214 (7.94%) Data Centre
2 139 (5.16%) Clustering
3 134 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
4 85 (3.15%) Management Information System
5 77 (2.86%) PKI
6 76 (2.82%) Replication
7 68 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
8 56 (2.08%) Public Cloud
9 55 (2.04%) Driving Licence
10 52 (1.93%) NHS
11 41 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
12 36 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
13 32 (1.19%) Fat Client
13 32 (1.19%) Thin Client
14 29 (1.08%) Blackberry
14 29 (1.08%) User Experience
15 24 (0.89%) Linux Command Line
16 18 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
17 17 (0.63%) Client/Server
18 15 (0.56%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2,694 (99.96%) Windows
2 801 (29.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 636 (23.60%) Windows Server 2008
4 592 (21.97%) Windows 10
5 451 (16.73%) Linux
6 370 (13.73%) Windows 7
7 160 (5.94%) Windows Server 2003
8 137 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 93 (3.45%) Unix
10 82 (3.04%) Windows 8
11 59 (2.19%) Ubuntu
12 57 (2.12%) CentOS
13 41 (1.52%) Windows XP
14 34 (1.26%) Android
14 34 (1.26%) Solaris
15 30 (1.11%) Mac OS X
16 26 (0.96%) Windows 2000 Server
17 22 (0.82%) Windows Vista
18 19 (0.71%) Debian
19 15 (0.56%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 603 (22.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 438 (16.25%) ITIL
3 371 (13.77%) Migration
4 236 (8.76%) Problem-Solving
5 187 (6.94%) DevOps
6 163 (6.05%) Agile Software Development
7 130 (4.82%) Configuration Management
8 123 (4.56%) Disaster Recovery
9 113 (4.19%) Change Management
10 102 (3.78%) Project Delivery
11 91 (3.38%) Information Security
12 83 (3.08%) Server Management
13 82 (3.04%) Service Management
14 81 (3.01%) Problem Management
15 80 (2.97%) ITSM
16 74 (2.75%) Incident Management
17 65 (2.41%) High Availability
18 64 (2.37%) Project Management
19 63 (2.34%) Service Delivery
20 62 (2.30%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 652 (24.19%) PowerShell
2 391 (14.51%) SQL
3 109 (4.04%) Python
4 82 (3.04%) Java
5 54 (2.00%) VBScript
6 53 (1.97%) Bash Shell
7 50 (1.86%) C#
8 42 (1.56%) Ruby
9 41 (1.52%) JavaScript
10 34 (1.26%) VB
11 23 (0.85%) T-SQL
12 22 (0.82%) C
13 21 (0.78%) Perl
13 21 (0.78%) Shell Script
14 16 (0.59%) VBA
15 12 (0.45%) PHP
16 10 (0.37%) Go
17 9 (0.33%) PL/SQL
18 8 (0.30%) C++
19 4 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 484 (17.96%) Security Cleared
2 310 (11.50%) SC Cleared
3 218 (8.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 175 (6.49%) DV Cleared
5 134 (4.97%) MCSE
6 99 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
7 97 (3.60%) Degree
8 85 (3.15%) MCSA
9 79 (2.93%) CCNA
10 55 (2.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 47 (1.74%) MCP
12 43 (1.60%) ITIL Certification
13 42 (1.56%) Citrix Certification
14 39 (1.45%) CCA
15 37 (1.37%) CCNP
15 37 (1.37%) MCITP
16 35 (1.30%) DBS Check
17 22 (0.82%) Computer Science Degree
18 13 (0.48%) ISEB
19 10 (0.37%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (5.45%) SLA
2 39 (1.45%) QA
3 34 (1.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (0.59%) COBIT
5 15 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
5 15 (0.56%) GDPR
5 15 (0.56%) NCSC
5 15 (0.56%) NIST
6 12 (0.45%) PMO
7 10 (0.37%) PCI DSS
8 8 (0.30%) Government Security Classifications
9 5 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.15%) HMG Security Policy Framework
11 3 (0.11%) Disclosure Scotland
12 2 (0.074%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 2 (0.074%) GxP
12 2 (0.074%) ISO/IEC 20000
12 2 (0.074%) JSP 440
13 1 (0.037%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
13 1 (0.037%) RMADS
System Software
1 1,568 (58.18%) Active Directory
2 639 (23.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 412 (15.29%) Hyper-V
4 241 (8.94%) VMware ESXi
5 221 (8.20%) XenApp
6 219 (8.13%) vSphere
7 163 (6.05%) XenDesktop
8 125 (4.64%) Virtual Machines
9 104 (3.86%) Docker
10 70 (2.60%) Virtual Servers
11 62 (2.30%) Virtual Desktop
12 57 (2.12%) Microsoft App-V
13 43 (1.60%) DFS Replication
14 41 (1.52%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 31 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 24 (0.89%) BitLocker
17 22 (0.82%) VMware NSX
18 20 (0.74%) vCloud
19 16 (0.59%) VMware Server
20 15 (0.56%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 585 (21.71%) SCCM
2 168 (6.23%) SCOM
3 121 (4.49%) WSUS
4 113 (4.19%) Ansible
5 97 (3.60%) Puppet
6 86 (3.19%) vCenter Server
7 81 (3.01%) Microsoft Intune
8 80 (2.97%) Kubernetes
9 72 (2.67%) Opscode Chef
10 60 (2.23%) Microsoft Clustering
11 49 (1.82%) Terraform
12 47 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
13 42 (1.56%) SCVMM
14 35 (1.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 35 (1.30%) NetBackup
15 33 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
16 31 (1.15%) Failover Clustering
17 29 (1.08%) Backup Exec
17 29 (1.08%) Nessus
17 29 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,180 (43.78%) VMware
2 1,162 (43.12%) Microsoft
3 484 (17.96%) Citrix
4 374 (13.88%) Cisco
5 178 (6.60%) HP
6 162 (6.01%) Oracle
7 103 (3.82%) NetApp
8 98 (3.64%) Dell
9 86 (3.19%) Red Hat
10 78 (2.89%) Apple
11 71 (2.63%) EMC
12 68 (2.52%) Symantec
13 65 (2.41%) McAfee
14 54 (2.00%) Adobe
15 49 (1.82%) IBM
16 48 (1.78%) Juniper
17 43 (1.60%) Google
18 41 (1.52%) Ivanti
18 41 (1.52%) ServiceNow
19 40 (1.48%) Veeam