Period
to 21 January 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 21 January 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
21 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 73 74 65
Rank change year-on-year +1 -9 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 3,002 2,848 3,034
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.32% 3.13% 3.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.85% 15.04% 16.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,024 1,881 1,931
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - +3.70%
10th Percentile £180 £160 £180
90th Percentile £544 £538 £513
UK median daily rate £390 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +11.43% +2.94% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 140 202
England median hourly rate £23.67 £17.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.22% -20.93% +19.44%
10th Percentile £12.98 £11.25 £12.25
90th Percentile £49.78 £45.17 £49.15
UK median hourly rate £23.13 £17.50 £21.47
% change year-on-year +32.17% -18.47% +14.48%

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 18,940 18,932 18,780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.92% 20.82% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,871 12,220 11,923
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £163 £170 £198
90th Percentile £613 £613 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £403
% change year-on-year - +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,214 1,144 1,131
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -2.02%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £45.09
UK median hourly rate £17.41 £17.43 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.11% +5.64% -1.08%

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 21 January 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 21 January 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 21 January 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 1,118 £425 +9.68% 330
South East -2 671 £390 +11.43% 215
North of England -4 419 £363 +3.57% 216
South West +3 358 £400 +33.33% 106
Midlands -5 272 £360 +22.03% 141
North West +8 235 £363 +3.57% 95
West Midlands -5 175 £360 +10.77% 80
East of England +7 149 £350 +14.29% 108
Yorkshire +14 142 £350 +7.69% 106
East Midlands -17 93 £350 +25.00% 61
North East -40 42 £388 +10.71% 15
South Coast - 1 - -
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 21 January 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 2,984 (99.40%) Windows
2 1,732 (57.69%) Active Directory
3 1,330 (44.30%) Microsoft
4 1,266 (42.17%) VMware
5 836 (27.85%) Office 365
6 779 (25.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 705 (23.48%) PowerShell
8 703 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
9 699 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
10 649 (21.62%) Linux
11 594 (19.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 578 (19.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 563 (18.75%) SQL Server
14 524 (17.46%) SCCM
15 518 (17.26%) SQL
15 518 (17.26%) Citrix
16 495 (16.49%) Windows 10
17 476 (15.86%) Firewall
18 475 (15.82%) DNS
19 460 (15.32%) ITIL
20 449 (14.96%) Security Cleared
21 439 (14.62%) Migration
22 432 (14.39%) Finance
23 431 (14.36%) MS Exchange
24 407 (13.56%) Hyper-V
25 395 (13.16%) Cisco
26 328 (10.93%) Windows 7
27 322 (10.73%) DHCP
28 310 (10.33%) SAN
29 306 (10.19%) Problem-Solving

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
1 431 (14.36%) MS Exchange
2 257 (8.56%) IIS
3 236 (7.86%) SharePoint
4 153 (5.10%) Skype for Business
5 151 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 147 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 70 (2.33%) Apache
8 66 (2.20%) Confluence
9 49 (1.63%) Tomcat
10 43 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2007
11 35 (1.17%) SharePoint 2013
12 32 (1.07%) WebSphere
13 29 (0.97%) CMS
14 26 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
15 20 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
16 18 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 18 (0.60%) WebLogic
17 17 (0.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
18 15 (0.50%) JBoss
18 15 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 262 (8.73%) Microsoft Office
2 37 (1.23%) Microsoft Excel
3 24 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 16 (0.53%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 5 (0.17%) InfoPath
7 4 (0.13%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.100%) Maya
8 3 (0.100%) NUKE
9 2 (0.067%) Acrobat
9 2 (0.067%) HipChat
9 2 (0.067%) Houdini
10 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
10 1 (0.033%) Revit
10 1 (0.033%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.033%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.33%) Sentinel
3 8 (0.27%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.17%) HFM
4 5 (0.17%) Maximo
5 3 (0.100%) LatentZero
5 3 (0.100%) Oracle Retail
6 2 (0.067%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.067%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.067%) Infor SunSystems
6 2 (0.067%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.067%) PeopleSoft Financials
6 2 (0.067%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.033%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.033%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.033%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.033%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.033%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 836 (27.85%) Office 365
2 703 (23.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 293 (9.76%) Amazon AWS
4 165 (5.50%) IaaS
5 118 (3.93%) PaaS
6 112 (3.73%) Azure Active Directory
7 89 (2.96%) SaaS
8 34 (1.13%) Mimecast
9 30 (1.00%) Google Cloud Platform
10 29 (0.97%) OneDrive
11 25 (0.83%) Cloud Computing
12 24 (0.80%) AWS CloudFormation
12 24 (0.80%) Datadog
13 20 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
14 19 (0.63%) Boomi
14 19 (0.63%) GitHub
15 16 (0.53%) Akamai
15 16 (0.53%) Yammer
16 14 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
16 14 (0.47%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 476 (15.86%) Firewall
2 475 (15.82%) DNS
3 322 (10.73%) DHCP
4 310 (10.33%) SAN
5 299 (9.96%) LAN
6 273 (9.09%) WAN
7 209 (6.96%) TCP/IP
8 162 (5.40%) VPN
9 144 (4.80%) Skype
10 106 (3.53%) Internet
11 88 (2.93%) NetScaler
12 84 (2.80%) Network Security
13 81 (2.70%) NAS
14 72 (2.40%) VoIP
15 61 (2.03%) SSL
16 59 (1.97%) iSCSI
16 59 (1.97%) VLAN
17 53 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
18 48 (1.60%) HTTP
19 44 (1.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 563 (18.75%) SQL Server
2 77 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 65 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 44 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
5 43 (1.43%) Oracle Database
5 43 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
6 39 (1.30%) MySQL
7 36 (1.20%) Relational Database
8 35 (1.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 33 (1.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 30 (1.00%) PostgreSQL
11 27 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
12 20 (0.67%) Amazon RDS
12 20 (0.67%) MongoDB
12 20 (0.67%) RDBMS
13 18 (0.60%) DB2
13 18 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 15 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
15 14 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
15 14 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 100 (3.33%) Git (software)
2 94 (3.13%) JIRA
3 73 (2.43%) TeamCity
4 62 (2.07%) Octopus Deploy
5 61 (2.03%) Jenkins
6 45 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 42 (1.40%) Visual Studio Team System
8 38 (1.27%) Team Foundation Server
9 32 (1.07%) Visual Studio
10 28 (0.93%) Artifactory
11 26 (0.87%) Bitbucket
12 25 (0.83%) GitLab
12 25 (0.83%) Selenium
13 16 (0.53%) Cucumber
13 16 (0.53%) IBM UrbanCode
13 16 (0.53%) MSI
13 16 (0.53%) SonarQube
13 16 (0.53%) Vagrant
14 15 (0.50%) Subversion
15 13 (0.43%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 432 (14.39%) Finance
2 120 (4.00%) Banking
3 77 (2.56%) Retail
4 67 (2.23%) Law
5 57 (1.90%) Telecoms
6 37 (1.23%) Back Office
7 36 (1.20%) Investment Banking
8 34 (1.13%) Front Office
9 31 (1.03%) Manufacturing
10 24 (0.80%) Legal
11 22 (0.73%) Publishing
12 21 (0.70%) Marketing
13 19 (0.63%) Military
14 17 (0.57%) Advertising
15 15 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
16 14 (0.47%) Aerospace
17 12 (0.40%) Financial Institution
18 10 (0.33%) Electronics
19 9 (0.30%) Automotive
19 9 (0.30%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 482 (16.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 340 (11.33%) Analyst
3 276 (9.19%) Support Engineer
4 249 (8.29%) Windows Engineer
5 178 (5.93%) Server Engineer
6 177 (5.90%) Architect
7 162 (5.40%) Administrator
8 159 (5.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 158 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
10 146 (4.86%) 3rd Line Support
11 144 (4.80%) Support Analyst
12 135 (4.50%) Azure Engineer
12 135 (4.50%) Consultant
13 116 (3.86%) VMware Engineer
14 114 (3.80%) 2nd Line Support
15 112 (3.73%) IT Support
16 107 (3.56%) Developer
17 96 (3.20%) IT Engineer
17 96 (3.20%) Windows Server Engineer
18 93 (3.10%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 230 (7.66%) .NET
2 124 (4.13%) Web Services
3 105 (3.50%) Middleware
4 66 (2.20%) X-Windows
5 58 (1.93%) .NET Framework
6 50 (1.67%) REST
7 48 (1.60%) LDAP
8 46 (1.53%) ASP.NET
8 46 (1.53%) HTML
9 41 (1.37%) XML
10 38 (1.27%) SOAP
11 33 (1.10%) AngularJS
12 32 (1.07%) CSS
13 29 (0.97%) JSON
14 27 (0.90%) Entity Framework
14 27 (0.90%) jQuery
15 24 (0.80%) WebSockets
15 24 (0.80%) WebSphere MQ
16 23 (0.77%) Node.js
17 19 (0.63%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 255 (8.49%) Data Centre
2 197 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
3 181 (6.03%) Clustering
4 116 (3.86%) PKI
5 84 (2.80%) Management Information System
6 70 (2.33%) Self-Motivation
7 61 (2.03%) Public Cloud
8 54 (1.80%) Fat Client
8 54 (1.80%) Thin Client
9 44 (1.47%) Replication
10 35 (1.17%) Private Cloud
11 32 (1.07%) Blackberry
12 31 (1.03%) NHS
13 29 (0.97%) Driving Licence
14 27 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
14 27 (0.90%) Smartphone
15 23 (0.77%) Fixed Income
15 23 (0.77%) Mobile App
16 22 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (0.73%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 2,984 (99.40%) Windows
2 779 (25.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 649 (21.62%) Linux
4 594 (19.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 495 (16.49%) Windows 10
6 328 (10.93%) Windows 7
7 229 (7.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 206 (6.86%) Unix
9 177 (5.90%) Windows Server 2003
10 69 (2.30%) Windows 8
11 52 (1.73%) CentOS
12 47 (1.57%) Android
13 46 (1.53%) Ubuntu
14 45 (1.50%) Apple iOS
15 38 (1.27%) Solaris
16 31 (1.03%) AIX
17 28 (0.93%) Mac OS X
18 25 (0.83%) Mac OS
18 25 (0.83%) Windows XP
19 13 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (19.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 460 (15.32%) ITIL
3 439 (14.62%) Migration
4 306 (10.19%) Problem-Solving
5 291 (9.69%) DevOps
6 264 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
7 156 (5.20%) Disaster Recovery
8 117 (3.90%) Service Management
9 114 (3.80%) Configuration Management
10 109 (3.63%) Continuous Integration
11 107 (3.56%) Change Management
12 96 (3.20%) Data Protection
13 93 (3.10%) ITIL V3
13 93 (3.10%) Service Delivery
14 84 (2.80%) High Availability
15 80 (2.66%) Server Management
16 79 (2.63%) Load Balancing
17 77 (2.56%) Project Management
18 73 (2.43%) Information Security
18 73 (2.43%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 705 (23.48%) PowerShell
2 518 (17.26%) SQL
3 142 (4.73%) C#
4 105 (3.50%) JavaScript
5 94 (3.13%) Java
6 91 (3.03%) Python
7 76 (2.53%) Bash Shell
8 67 (2.23%) Shell Script
9 58 (1.93%) Perl
9 58 (1.93%) T-SQL
10 41 (1.37%) VBScript
11 35 (1.17%) VB
12 29 (0.97%) C
13 25 (0.83%) Ruby
14 21 (0.70%) PHP
15 20 (0.67%) PL/SQL
16 15 (0.50%) TypeScript
17 13 (0.43%) VBA
18 11 (0.37%) C++
19 9 (0.30%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 449 (14.96%) Security Cleared
2 305 (10.16%) SC Cleared
3 285 (9.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 178 (5.93%) MCSE
5 149 (4.96%) DV Cleared
6 141 (4.70%) Degree
7 131 (4.36%) Cisco Certification
8 111 (3.70%) CCNA
9 90 (3.00%) MCSA
10 69 (2.30%) MCP
11 64 (2.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 44 (1.47%) CCNP
13 40 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
14 38 (1.27%) DBS Check
15 35 (1.17%) Citrix Certification
16 34 (1.13%) MCITP
17 31 (1.03%) CCA
18 28 (0.93%) Computer Science Degree
19 21 (0.70%) CISSP
20 15 (0.50%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (3.20%) SLA
2 33 (1.10%) QA
3 26 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 25 (0.83%) GDPR
5 21 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 14 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 14 (0.47%) PMO
7 13 (0.43%) HL7
8 10 (0.33%) GxP
9 9 (0.30%) ISO 22301
9 9 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 8 (0.27%) ISAE 3402
10 8 (0.27%) ISO 31000
10 8 (0.27%) ISO 9001
10 8 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27005
10 8 (0.27%) JSP 440
11 7 (0.23%) FedRAMP
11 7 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
12 4 (0.13%) Disclosure Scotland
13 3 (0.100%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 1,732 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 699 (23.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 407 (13.56%) Hyper-V
4 247 (8.23%) XenApp
5 242 (8.06%) VMware ESXi
6 216 (7.20%) vSphere
7 201 (6.70%) XenDesktop
8 136 (4.53%) Virtual Machines
9 98 (3.26%) Microsoft App-V
10 82 (2.73%) Docker
11 61 (2.03%) Virtual Servers
12 44 (1.47%) Virtual Desktop
13 35 (1.17%) XenServer
14 29 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 24 (0.80%) DFS Replication
16 23 (0.77%) Firmware
17 22 (0.73%) VMware NSX
18 19 (0.63%) BitLocker
18 19 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
19 17 (0.57%) NFS
Systems Management
1 524 (17.46%) SCCM
2 143 (4.76%) SCOM
3 119 (3.96%) Puppet
4 117 (3.90%) Terraform
5 116 (3.86%) Opscode Chef
6 101 (3.36%) vCenter Server
7 96 (3.20%) Microsoft Clustering
8 83 (2.76%) Microsoft Intune
9 81 (2.70%) WSUS
10 77 (2.56%) Ansible
11 76 (2.53%) McAfee ePO
12 56 (1.87%) Kubernetes
13 44 (1.47%) Nagios
14 39 (1.30%) AirWatch
14 39 (1.30%) NetBackup
15 29 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
16 28 (0.93%) PowerCLI
17 27 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
17 27 (0.90%) Single Sign-On
17 27 (0.90%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,330 (44.30%) Microsoft
2 1,266 (42.17%) VMware
3 518 (17.26%) Citrix
4 395 (13.16%) Cisco
5 242 (8.06%) Oracle
6 228 (7.59%) HP
7 160 (5.33%) McAfee
8 154 (5.13%) Red Hat
9 122 (4.06%) Dell
10 109 (3.63%) NetApp
11 92 (3.06%) IBM
12 91 (3.03%) Splunk
13 90 (3.00%) Symantec
14 88 (2.93%) EMC
15 80 (2.66%) Ivanti
16 72 (2.40%) Veeam
17 57 (1.90%) Apple
18 53 (1.77%) Atlassian
19 52 (1.73%) SolarWinds
20 49 (1.63%) Google