Period
to 17 October 2018

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 17 October 2018 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
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 71 79 58
Rank change year-on-year +8 -21 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 3,107 2,767 3,677
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.29% 3.03% 3.73%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.73% 14.63% 16.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,004 1,774 2,362
England median daily rate £375 £350 £343
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +2.19% +5.38%
10th Percentile £175 £156 £183
90th Percentile £544 £514 £513
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +7.14% +3.70% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 158 169 240
England median hourly rate £24.00 £16.81 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.81% -21.84% +13.16%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.50 £11.25
90th Percentile £49.13 £50.00 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £22.93 £16.81 £21.75
% change year-on-year +36.45% -22.74% +14.47%

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 19,756 18,919 21,648
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.95% 20.73% 21.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,294 12,050 13,812
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.13%
10th Percentile £170 £181 £206
90th Percentile £613 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,388 1,148 1,183
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.53
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018.

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 17 October 2018. 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 +5 1,149 £424 +11.51% 346
South East -7 661 £385 +10.00% 204
North of England -4 451 £350 +8.53% 258
South West +19 357 £388 +21.09% 109
Midlands 0 304 £353 +17.50% 153
North West +13 264 £338 +12.31% 131
West Midlands 0 199 £360 +10.77% 104
East of England -2 179 £350 +7.69% 100
Yorkshire -2 135 £358 +10.00% 105
East Midlands -9 100 £350 +21.74% 49
North East -14 52 £350 +2.94% 22
South Coast - 1 - -
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 17 October 2018, 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 3,095 (99.61%) Windows
2 1,745 (56.16%) Active Directory
3 1,423 (45.80%) Microsoft
4 1,362 (43.84%) VMware
5 827 (26.62%) Windows Server 2012
6 811 (26.10%) VMware Infrastructure
7 780 (25.10%) Office 365
8 702 (22.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 699 (22.50%) PowerShell
10 694 (22.34%) Microsoft Azure
11 662 (21.31%) Linux
12 640 (20.60%) SQL Server
13 626 (20.15%) SQL
14 612 (19.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 558 (17.96%) DNS
16 550 (17.70%) Citrix
16 550 (17.70%) SCCM
17 508 (16.35%) Windows 10
18 497 (16.00%) Firewall
19 495 (15.93%) ITIL
20 494 (15.90%) MS Exchange
21 463 (14.90%) Security Cleared
22 438 (14.10%) Cisco
23 437 (14.07%) Hyper-V
24 421 (13.55%) Finance
25 403 (12.97%) Migration
26 378 (12.17%) DHCP
27 377 (12.13%) Windows 7
28 326 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
29 322 (10.36%) SAN

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
1 494 (15.90%) MS Exchange
2 280 (9.01%) IIS
3 227 (7.31%) Exchange Server 2010
4 215 (6.92%) SharePoint
5 184 (5.92%) Skype for Business
6 132 (4.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 92 (2.96%) Apache
8 67 (2.16%) Confluence
9 64 (2.06%) Tomcat
10 43 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2007
11 39 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 27 (0.87%) JBoss
13 26 (0.84%) CMS
14 25 (0.80%) WebSphere
15 23 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
15 23 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
15 23 (0.74%) WebLogic
16 22 (0.71%) OpenStack
17 19 (0.61%) Tuxedo
18 18 (0.58%) nginx
Applications
1 300 (9.66%) Microsoft Office
2 48 (1.54%) Microsoft Excel
3 30 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.42%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 13 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
5 8 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.13%) Windchill
7 2 (0.064%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.032%) AutoCAD
8 1 (0.032%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.032%) HipChat
8 1 (0.032%) Houdini
8 1 (0.032%) Maya
8 1 (0.032%) NUKE
8 1 (0.032%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (0.61%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 12 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 7 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.13%) Elite 3E
4 4 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.097%) Oracle Retail
5 3 (0.097%) Sage 200
5 3 (0.097%) Sentinel
5 3 (0.097%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.097%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 2 (0.064%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.064%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.064%) Oracle Cash Management
6 2 (0.064%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.064%) PeopleSoft Financials
7 1 (0.032%) Concordance
7 1 (0.032%) Primavera
7 1 (0.032%) Relativity
7 1 (0.032%) Sage 50
7 1 (0.032%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 780 (25.10%) Office 365
2 694 (22.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 295 (9.49%) Amazon AWS
4 151 (4.86%) IaaS
5 114 (3.67%) PaaS
6 105 (3.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 90 (2.90%) SaaS
8 35 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
9 34 (1.09%) AWS CloudFormation
9 34 (1.09%) Google Cloud Platform
10 33 (1.06%) Mimecast
11 32 (1.03%) OneDrive
12 25 (0.80%) GitHub
13 20 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
14 18 (0.58%) Datadog
15 16 (0.51%) G Suite
15 16 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 14 (0.45%) Amazon CloudWatch
17 12 (0.39%) Yammer
18 11 (0.35%) Akamai
Communications & Networking
1 558 (17.96%) DNS
2 497 (16.00%) Firewall
3 378 (12.17%) DHCP
4 322 (10.36%) SAN
5 266 (8.56%) LAN
6 251 (8.08%) WAN
7 235 (7.56%) TCP/IP
8 168 (5.41%) VPN
9 145 (4.67%) Skype
10 102 (3.28%) NAS
11 98 (3.15%) Internet
12 93 (2.99%) NetScaler
13 80 (2.57%) VoIP
14 68 (2.19%) Network Security
14 68 (2.19%) SSL
15 63 (2.03%) VLAN
16 58 (1.87%) Wireless
17 54 (1.74%) Remote Desktop
18 44 (1.42%) iSCSI
19 42 (1.35%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 640 (20.60%) SQL Server
2 86 (2.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 67 (2.16%) Oracle Database
4 62 (2.00%) SQL Server 2016
5 60 (1.93%) SQL Server 2012
6 47 (1.51%) PostgreSQL
6 47 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 44 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 43 (1.38%) MySQL
9 40 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
10 36 (1.16%) Relational Database
11 32 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
12 30 (0.97%) SQL Server 2014
13 27 (0.87%) Oracle Database 11g
14 26 (0.84%) Data Warehouse
15 22 (0.71%) Oracle Reports
15 22 (0.71%) Power BI
16 20 (0.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 16 (0.51%) DB2
17 16 (0.51%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 119 (3.83%) Git (software)
2 92 (2.96%) JIRA
3 69 (2.22%) Jenkins
3 69 (2.22%) Team Foundation Server
4 56 (1.80%) Visual Studio
5 54 (1.74%) TeamCity
6 53 (1.71%) Selenium
7 52 (1.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 42 (1.35%) Octopus Deploy
8 42 (1.35%) Visual Studio Team System
9 36 (1.16%) Artifactory
10 31 (1.00%) Vagrant
11 29 (0.93%) Bitbucket
12 27 (0.87%) Subversion
13 24 (0.77%) Ant
14 22 (0.71%) Travis CI
15 20 (0.64%) HP UFT
16 18 (0.58%) GitLab
17 17 (0.55%) IBM UrbanCode
18 14 (0.45%) SoapUI
General
1 421 (13.55%) Finance
2 128 (4.12%) Banking
3 72 (2.32%) Retail
4 57 (1.83%) Law
5 50 (1.61%) Telecoms
6 41 (1.32%) Front Office
7 40 (1.29%) Manufacturing
8 39 (1.26%) Back Office
9 30 (0.97%) Investment Banking
10 28 (0.90%) Marketing
11 25 (0.80%) Legal
12 21 (0.68%) Publishing
13 18 (0.58%) Automotive
13 18 (0.58%) Military
14 15 (0.48%) Advertising
14 15 (0.48%) Pharmaceutical
15 13 (0.42%) Local Government
16 10 (0.32%) Financial Institution
17 9 (0.29%) Electronics
17 9 (0.29%) French Language
Job Titles
1 518 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 346 (11.14%) Analyst
3 292 (9.40%) Support Engineer
4 235 (7.56%) Windows Engineer
5 192 (6.18%) Server Engineer
6 182 (5.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 182 (5.86%) Architect
7 164 (5.28%) DevOps Engineer
8 162 (5.21%) Consultant
9 143 (4.60%) 2nd Line Support
9 143 (4.60%) Administrator
10 141 (4.54%) Desktop Support
11 133 (4.28%) 3rd Line Support
11 133 (4.28%) Support Analyst
12 123 (3.96%) IT Support
13 113 (3.64%) IT Engineer
14 107 (3.44%) Developer
14 107 (3.44%) Windows Server Engineer
15 97 (3.12%) Network Engineer
16 90 (2.90%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 239 (7.69%) .NET
2 140 (4.51%) Web Services
3 133 (4.28%) Middleware
4 65 (2.09%) HTML
5 62 (2.00%) .NET Framework
6 59 (1.90%) ASP.NET
7 57 (1.83%) LDAP
8 50 (1.61%) AngularJS
9 49 (1.58%) CSS
10 48 (1.54%) REST
11 47 (1.51%) XML
12 41 (1.32%) X-Windows
13 40 (1.29%) jQuery
13 40 (1.29%) JSON
14 35 (1.13%) Node.js
15 29 (0.93%) WebSockets
16 27 (0.87%) Entity Framework
17 22 (0.71%) Ajax
18 21 (0.68%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 20 (0.64%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 276 (8.88%) Data Centre
2 195 (6.28%) Clustering
3 180 (5.79%) Analytical Skills
4 95 (3.06%) PKI
5 76 (2.45%) Fat Client
5 76 (2.45%) Thin Client
6 71 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
7 67 (2.16%) Management Information System
8 63 (2.03%) Public Cloud
9 59 (1.90%) Replication
10 55 (1.77%) Computer Science
11 37 (1.19%) Blackberry
12 31 (1.00%) Private Cloud
13 27 (0.87%) Hybrid Cloud
13 27 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
14 25 (0.80%) NHS
15 24 (0.77%) Smartphone
16 23 (0.74%) iPhone
17 22 (0.71%) Enterprise Software
17 22 (0.71%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 3,095 (99.61%) Windows
2 827 (26.62%) Windows Server 2012
3 702 (22.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 662 (21.31%) Linux
5 508 (16.35%) Windows 10
6 377 (12.13%) Windows 7
7 248 (7.98%) Windows Server 2003
8 211 (6.79%) Unix
9 206 (6.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 80 (2.57%) Windows 8
11 72 (2.32%) CentOS
12 66 (2.12%) Apple iOS
13 52 (1.67%) Android
14 49 (1.58%) Mac OS
15 48 (1.54%) Mac OS X
16 44 (1.42%) Ubuntu
17 43 (1.38%) Windows XP
18 40 (1.29%) AIX
19 31 (1.00%) Solaris
20 12 (0.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 612 (19.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 495 (15.93%) ITIL
3 403 (12.97%) Migration
4 291 (9.37%) DevOps
5 282 (9.08%) Agile Software Development
6 244 (7.85%) Problem-Solving
7 141 (4.54%) Disaster Recovery
8 140 (4.51%) Change Management
9 134 (4.31%) Continuous Integration
10 120 (3.86%) Configuration Management
11 115 (3.70%) Server Management
12 107 (3.44%) Service Management
13 101 (3.25%) Service Delivery
14 96 (3.09%) Load Balancing
15 94 (3.03%) High Availability
16 88 (2.83%) ITIL V3
17 83 (2.67%) Project Management
18 76 (2.45%) Data Protection
18 76 (2.45%) Virtual Environments
19 72 (2.32%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 699 (22.50%) PowerShell
2 626 (20.15%) SQL
3 148 (4.76%) C#
4 127 (4.09%) JavaScript
5 125 (4.02%) Java
6 97 (3.12%) Python
7 93 (2.99%) Shell Script
8 70 (2.25%) Perl
8 70 (2.25%) T-SQL
9 67 (2.16%) Bash Shell
10 65 (2.09%) VBScript
11 49 (1.58%) C
12 32 (1.03%) VB
13 31 (1.00%) PL/SQL
14 29 (0.93%) Ruby
15 18 (0.58%) TypeScript
16 15 (0.48%) F#
17 14 (0.45%) PHP
18 13 (0.42%) VBA
19 10 (0.32%) C++
Qualifications
1 463 (14.90%) Security Cleared
2 326 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 309 (9.95%) SC Cleared
4 208 (6.69%) MCSE
5 151 (4.86%) Degree
6 149 (4.80%) Cisco Certification
7 143 (4.60%) DV Cleared
8 119 (3.83%) CCNA
9 89 (2.86%) MCSA
10 73 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 60 (1.93%) MCITP
12 55 (1.77%) MCP
13 44 (1.42%) CCNP
14 36 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
15 35 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
16 32 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
17 29 (0.93%) DBS Check
18 27 (0.87%) CCA
19 21 (0.68%) Novell Certification
20 20 (0.64%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (3.22%) SLA
2 35 (1.13%) QA
3 32 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 31 (1.00%) GDPR
5 12 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 11 (0.35%) PMO
7 10 (0.32%) JSP 440
8 9 (0.29%) HL7
9 8 (0.26%) Data Quality
9 8 (0.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 7 (0.23%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 7 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
10 7 (0.23%) FedRAMP
10 7 (0.23%) GxP
11 6 (0.19%) Government Security Classifications
12 5 (0.16%) ISAE 3402
12 5 (0.16%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.13%) ISO 22301
13 4 (0.13%) ISO 31000
13 4 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1,745 (56.16%) Active Directory
2 811 (26.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 437 (14.07%) Hyper-V
4 293 (9.43%) VMware ESXi
5 292 (9.40%) XenApp
6 261 (8.40%) vSphere
7 213 (6.86%) XenDesktop
8 137 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 107 (3.44%) Virtual Machines
10 86 (2.77%) Docker
11 65 (2.09%) Virtual Servers
12 52 (1.67%) XenServer
13 51 (1.64%) Virtual Desktop
14 27 (0.87%) DFS Replication
15 25 (0.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 24 (0.77%) VMware NSX
17 23 (0.74%) VMware Workstation
17 23 (0.74%) Xen
18 21 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
19 20 (0.64%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 550 (17.70%) SCCM
2 173 (5.57%) SCOM
3 140 (4.51%) WSUS
4 122 (3.93%) vCenter Server
5 117 (3.77%) Microsoft Clustering
6 116 (3.73%) Puppet
7 107 (3.44%) Opscode Chef
8 100 (3.22%) Ansible
9 96 (3.09%) Terraform
10 85 (2.74%) Microsoft Intune
11 84 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
12 54 (1.74%) AirWatch
13 52 (1.67%) NetBackup
14 50 (1.61%) Kubernetes
15 41 (1.32%) Nagios
16 39 (1.26%) Failover Clustering
17 36 (1.16%) Backup Exec
17 36 (1.16%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
18 33 (1.06%) XenMobile
19 32 (1.03%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 1,423 (45.80%) Microsoft
2 1,362 (43.84%) VMware
3 550 (17.70%) Citrix
4 438 (14.10%) Cisco
5 292 (9.40%) HP
6 271 (8.72%) Oracle
7 171 (5.50%) McAfee
8 166 (5.34%) NetApp
9 152 (4.89%) Red Hat
10 109 (3.51%) EMC
11 101 (3.25%) Dell
12 100 (3.22%) IBM
13 97 (3.12%) Apple
14 91 (2.93%) Veeam
15 88 (2.83%) Splunk
16 83 (2.67%) Ivanti
17 68 (2.19%) Symantec
18 67 (2.16%) SolarWinds
19 55 (1.77%) Google
20 51 (1.64%) Atlassian