Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 77 79 53
Rank change year-on-year +2 -26 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2,855 2,394 3,709
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.10% 2.87% 3.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.94% 14.11% 17.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,840 1,491 2,371
England median daily rate £350 £350 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +1.45% +1.47%
10th Percentile £163 £166 £181
90th Percentile £538 £525 £510
UK median daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 161 150 238
England median hourly rate £18.11 £17.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.49% -7.89% -0.13%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.23 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £43.20 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year +6.06% -13.16% +1.60%

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 19,104 16,972 21,271
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.75% 20.36% 21.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,141 10,804 13,303
England median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.71% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £209
90th Percentile £615 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,233 1,006 1,285
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.83 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.97% -0.99% +5.20%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.50 £10.67
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £46.00
UK median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +3.03% -2.94% +5.20%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -13 1,046 £400 - 302
South East +8 662 £350 +4.48% 208
North of England +4 471 £310 -4.62% 174
Midlands -2 273 £325 +8.33% 113
South West +12 246 £300 -9.09% 90
North West +10 236 £360 +10.77% 88
East of England +5 151 £325 +0.78% 81
West Midlands -7 151 £325 +8.33% 60
North East +10 135 £285 -5.00% 14
East Midlands +8 117 £300 -4.76% 53
Yorkshire -14 100 £300 -14.29% 72
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 2,853 (99.93%) Windows
2 1,613 (56.50%) Active Directory
3 1,260 (44.13%) Microsoft
4 1,199 (42.00%) VMware
5 857 (30.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 815 (28.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 664 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
8 614 (21.51%) PowerShell
9 600 (21.02%) Linux
10 573 (20.07%) Office 365
11 547 (19.16%) Citrix
12 540 (18.91%) SQL Server
13 530 (18.56%) DNS
14 529 (18.53%) Microsoft Azure
15 521 (18.25%) SQL
16 506 (17.72%) Security Cleared
17 498 (17.44%) ITIL
18 461 (16.15%) SCCM
19 433 (15.17%) Cisco
20 412 (14.43%) MS Exchange
21 405 (14.19%) Firewall
22 400 (14.01%) Hyper-V
23 392 (13.73%) DHCP
24 388 (13.59%) Windows 10
25 353 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
26 352 (12.33%) SC Cleared
27 349 (12.22%) Migration
28 345 (12.08%) Windows 7
29 334 (11.70%) Microsoft Office
30 331 (11.59%) 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
1 412 (14.43%) MS Exchange
2 298 (10.44%) IIS
3 177 (6.20%) SharePoint
3 177 (6.20%) Skype for Business
4 160 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2010
5 101 (3.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 64 (2.24%) Apache
7 49 (1.72%) Tomcat
8 35 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 35 (1.23%) WebSphere
9 28 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2003
10 21 (0.74%) JBoss
10 21 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
11 19 (0.67%) OpenStack
12 17 (0.60%) WebSphere Portal
13 16 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
14 15 (0.53%) Confluence
14 15 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
14 15 (0.53%) WebLogic
15 14 (0.49%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 334 (11.70%) Microsoft Office
2 49 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 8 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 7 (0.25%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.14%) Microsoft Project
7 3 (0.11%) Acrobat
7 3 (0.11%) AutoCAD
7 3 (0.11%) PaintShop Pro
7 3 (0.11%) Windchill
8 1 (0.035%) Adobe Creative Suite
8 1 (0.035%) Autodesk Inventor
8 1 (0.035%) Revit
8 1 (0.035%) S-PLUS
8 1 (0.035%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 16 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
2 11 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
4 4 (0.14%) Oracle EBS
5 3 (0.11%) Kondor
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle Applications
5 3 (0.11%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.11%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.070%) Concordance
6 2 (0.070%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.070%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.070%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.070%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.070%) Relativity
7 1 (0.035%) Carpe Diem
7 1 (0.035%) Eikon
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.035%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.035%) Servitor
7 1 (0.035%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 573 (20.07%) Office 365
2 529 (18.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 276 (9.67%) Amazon AWS
4 103 (3.61%) IaaS
5 85 (2.98%) PaaS
6 69 (2.42%) Azure Active Directory
7 47 (1.65%) SaaS
8 39 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 39 (1.37%) Google Cloud Platform
9 21 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
11 16 (0.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 15 (0.53%) Datadog
12 15 (0.53%) Mimecast
12 15 (0.53%) OneDrive
13 14 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 14 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
13 14 (0.49%) Route 53
14 13 (0.46%) G Suite
15 12 (0.42%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 530 (18.56%) DNS
2 405 (14.19%) Firewall
3 392 (13.73%) DHCP
4 283 (9.91%) SAN
5 249 (8.72%) TCP/IP
6 219 (7.67%) LAN
7 202 (7.08%) WAN
8 155 (5.43%) VPN
9 134 (4.69%) Skype
10 102 (3.57%) NetScaler
11 70 (2.45%) Internet
12 69 (2.42%) VoIP
13 68 (2.38%) SSL
14 63 (2.21%) NAS
15 62 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
16 59 (2.07%) VLAN
17 55 (1.93%) Wireless
18 54 (1.89%) Cisco ASA
19 41 (1.44%) Network Security
20 38 (1.33%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 540 (18.91%) SQL Server
2 90 (3.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 85 (2.98%) Oracle Database
4 83 (2.91%) SQL Server 2016
5 64 (2.24%) MySQL
6 59 (2.07%) Oracle Database 11g
7 58 (2.03%) SQL Server 2008
8 48 (1.68%) Oracle Database 10g
9 43 (1.51%) Data Warehouse
10 41 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 39 (1.37%) SQL Server 2005
12 37 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
13 33 (1.16%) Relational Database
14 30 (1.05%) SQL Server 2014
15 29 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 23 (0.81%) Oracle Reports
17 22 (0.77%) PostgreSQL
18 21 (0.74%) GIS
19 19 (0.67%) Big Data
20 17 (0.60%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 100 (3.50%) Jenkins
2 89 (3.12%) Team Foundation Server
3 76 (2.66%) Visual Studio
4 72 (2.52%) Git (software)
5 44 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 43 (1.51%) Selenium
6 43 (1.51%) TeamCity
7 41 (1.44%) Visual Studio Team System
8 39 (1.37%) JIRA
9 36 (1.26%) Ant
10 31 (1.09%) HP UFT
10 31 (1.09%) Subversion
11 30 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 30 (1.05%) SoapUI
12 29 (1.02%) Eclipse
12 29 (1.02%) Oracle APEX
12 29 (1.02%) SpecFlow
12 29 (1.02%) TestNG
13 27 (0.95%) Vagrant
14 24 (0.84%) Travis CI
General
1 331 (11.59%) Finance
2 104 (3.64%) Banking
3 62 (2.17%) Retail
4 42 (1.47%) Telecoms
5 41 (1.44%) Legal
6 30 (1.05%) Back Office
6 30 (1.05%) Law
6 30 (1.05%) Manufacturing
7 26 (0.91%) Investment Banking
8 21 (0.74%) Local Government
9 15 (0.53%) Marketing
10 14 (0.49%) Publishing
11 10 (0.35%) Advertising
12 9 (0.32%) Front Office
13 8 (0.28%) Automotive
13 8 (0.28%) Military
14 7 (0.25%) Electronics
15 6 (0.21%) Financial Institution
15 6 (0.21%) Games
15 6 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 425 (14.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 336 (11.77%) Support Engineer
3 306 (10.72%) Analyst
4 245 (8.58%) Windows Engineer
5 201 (7.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 181 (6.34%) Server Engineer
7 148 (5.18%) Architect
8 147 (5.15%) Consultant
9 144 (5.04%) DevOps Engineer
10 135 (4.73%) IT Support
11 128 (4.48%) Administrator
12 127 (4.45%) 3rd Line Support
13 119 (4.17%) 2nd Line Support
14 112 (3.92%) Desktop Support
15 109 (3.82%) Support Analyst
16 101 (3.54%) IT Engineer
17 92 (3.22%) Windows Server Engineer
18 86 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
19 79 (2.77%) Network Engineer
20 78 (2.73%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 221 (7.74%) .NET
2 131 (4.59%) Web Services
3 82 (2.87%) XML
4 65 (2.28%) JSON
5 64 (2.24%) HTML
6 57 (2.00%) Middleware
7 55 (1.93%) CSS
8 45 (1.58%) ASP.NET
9 41 (1.44%) REST
10 37 (1.30%) LDAP
11 27 (0.95%) HTML5
12 25 (0.88%) .NET Framework
13 22 (0.77%) jQuery
14 21 (0.74%) ISPF
15 20 (0.70%) J2EE
16 19 (0.67%) AngularJS
17 18 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
18 17 (0.60%) JSF
19 16 (0.56%) Ajax
20 15 (0.53%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 254 (8.90%) Data Centre
2 164 (5.74%) Analytical Skills
3 141 (4.94%) Clustering
4 107 (3.75%) PKI
5 89 (3.12%) Management Information System
6 73 (2.56%) Self-Motivation
7 60 (2.10%) Computer Science
8 47 (1.65%) Fat Client
8 47 (1.65%) Thin Client
9 43 (1.51%) Public Cloud
10 35 (1.23%) Replication
11 30 (1.05%) Blackberry
12 29 (1.02%) Private Cloud
13 27 (0.95%) Driving Licence
14 25 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
15 24 (0.84%) Linux Command Line
15 24 (0.84%) NHS
16 18 (0.63%) User Experience
17 17 (0.60%) iPhone
18 15 (0.53%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 2,853 (99.93%) Windows
2 857 (30.02%) Windows Server 2012
3 815 (28.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 600 (21.02%) Linux
5 388 (13.59%) Windows 10
6 353 (12.36%) Windows Server 2003
7 345 (12.08%) Windows 7
8 191 (6.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 166 (5.81%) Unix
10 94 (3.29%) CentOS
11 90 (3.15%) Windows 8
12 71 (2.49%) Windows XP
13 63 (2.21%) Apple iOS
14 56 (1.96%) Solaris
15 47 (1.65%) Android
16 45 (1.58%) AIX
16 45 (1.58%) Mac OS
17 40 (1.40%) Mac OS X
17 40 (1.40%) Ubuntu
18 39 (1.37%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 498 (17.44%) ITIL
2 349 (12.22%) Migration
3 265 (9.28%) DevOps
4 224 (7.85%) Problem-Solving
5 211 (7.39%) Agile Software Development
6 148 (5.18%) Change Management
7 124 (4.34%) Configuration Management
8 117 (4.10%) Service Delivery
9 116 (4.06%) Service Management
10 108 (3.78%) Disaster Recovery
11 103 (3.61%) Continuous Integration
12 98 (3.43%) Problem Management
13 97 (3.40%) Project Management
14 89 (3.12%) High Availability
15 84 (2.94%) Incident Management
16 71 (2.49%) Load Balancing
17 69 (2.42%) Open Source
18 63 (2.21%) ITIL V3
19 62 (2.17%) Root Cause Analysis
20 60 (2.10%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 614 (21.51%) PowerShell
2 521 (18.25%) SQL
3 131 (4.59%) Java
4 110 (3.85%) C#
5 98 (3.43%) JavaScript
6 96 (3.36%) Python
7 81 (2.84%) Shell Script
8 66 (2.31%) C
9 60 (2.10%) T-SQL
10 52 (1.82%) VBScript
11 49 (1.72%) Perl
11 49 (1.72%) PL/SQL
12 38 (1.33%) Bash Shell
13 30 (1.05%) F#
14 29 (1.02%) VB
15 26 (0.91%) PHP
16 21 (0.74%) JCL
17 15 (0.53%) VB.NET
18 13 (0.46%) Ruby
19 11 (0.39%) VBA
Qualifications
1 506 (17.72%) Security Cleared
2 352 (12.33%) SC Cleared
3 285 (9.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 186 (6.51%) MCSE
5 126 (4.41%) MCSA
6 121 (4.24%) Cisco Certification
6 121 (4.24%) DV Cleared
7 118 (4.13%) Degree
8 93 (3.26%) CCNA
9 84 (2.94%) MCP
10 82 (2.87%) MCITP
11 52 (1.82%) ITIL Certification
11 52 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 40 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
13 39 (1.37%) CCNP
14 32 (1.12%) Citrix Certification
15 29 (1.02%) BPSS Clearance
16 28 (0.98%) DBS Check
17 26 (0.91%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
18 25 (0.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (3.36%) SLA
2 36 (1.26%) GDPR
3 30 (1.05%) QA
4 24 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 20 (0.70%) Disclosure Scotland
6 19 (0.67%) PCI DSS
7 10 (0.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 9 (0.32%) PMO
9 7 (0.25%) GCP
10 6 (0.21%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 6 (0.21%) Data Quality
11 5 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
12 3 (0.11%) GAMP
12 3 (0.11%) GxP
12 3 (0.11%) ISO 9001
12 3 (0.11%) MiFID
13 2 (0.070%) WCAG
14 1 (0.035%) COBIT
14 1 (0.035%) Government Security Classifications
14 1 (0.035%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 1,613 (56.50%) Active Directory
2 664 (23.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 400 (14.01%) Hyper-V
4 278 (9.74%) XenApp
5 273 (9.56%) VMware ESXi
6 262 (9.18%) vSphere
7 148 (5.18%) XenDesktop
8 103 (3.61%) Microsoft App-V
9 94 (3.29%) Virtual Machines
10 81 (2.84%) XenServer
11 77 (2.70%) Docker
12 40 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
13 31 (1.09%) VirtualBox
14 29 (1.02%) Virtual Servers
15 27 (0.95%) DFS Replication
16 23 (0.81%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 18 (0.63%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 17 (0.60%) Squid
19 16 (0.56%) VMware NSX
20 15 (0.53%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 461 (16.15%) SCCM
2 157 (5.50%) SCOM
3 125 (4.38%) WSUS
4 108 (3.78%) Puppet
5 101 (3.54%) Ansible
6 86 (3.01%) Opscode Chef
7 79 (2.77%) vCenter Server
8 77 (2.70%) Terraform
9 69 (2.42%) Microsoft Clustering
10 61 (2.14%) Microsoft Intune
11 54 (1.89%) Backup Exec
12 49 (1.72%) McAfee ePO
13 44 (1.54%) AirWatch
14 43 (1.51%) Nessus
14 43 (1.51%) NetBackup
15 36 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
16 35 (1.23%) Tivoli
17 30 (1.05%) HP ALM
17 30 (1.05%) SCVMM
18 29 (1.02%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 1,260 (44.13%) Microsoft
2 1,199 (42.00%) VMware
3 547 (19.16%) Citrix
4 433 (15.17%) Cisco
5 320 (11.21%) HP
6 214 (7.50%) Oracle
7 153 (5.36%) Red Hat
8 143 (5.01%) NetApp
9 142 (4.97%) Ivanti
10 126 (4.41%) McAfee
11 104 (3.64%) Apple
11 104 (3.64%) Dell
12 98 (3.43%) Veeam
13 97 (3.40%) EMC
14 93 (3.26%) SolarWinds
15 74 (2.59%) IBM
16 67 (2.35%) Splunk
17 66 (2.31%) SAP
18 52 (1.82%) Google
18 52 (1.82%) Symantec