Period
to 17 January 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 January 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 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 74 64 52
Rank change year-on-year -10 -12 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2,896 3,080 3,565
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.14% 3.41% 3.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.10% 16.15% 16.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,920 1,955 2,166
England median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.70% -0.74%
10th Percentile £160 £180 £178
90th Percentile £538 £508 £488
UK median daily rate £350 £340 £330
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% -2.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 202 308
England median hourly rate £17.00 £22.13 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.16% +22.92% -5.39%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.25 £11.21
90th Percentile £45.50 £49.92 £45.25
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £21.50 £18.63
% change year-on-year -18.60% +15.44% -1.97%

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 19,185 19,077 21,021
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.77% 21.09% 21.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,400 12,125 12,550
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
10th Percentile £170 £200 £185
90th Percentile £613 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £402 £400
% change year-on-year +5.85% +0.38% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,152 1,131 1,696
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £45.00 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.64% - +3.13%

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 January 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 January 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 January 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 -2 1,141 £389 +0.32% 382
South East -9 698 £350 +1.45% 229
North of England -29 362 £350 +7.69% 252
Midlands +22 304 £295 -6.72% 151
South West +1 227 £300 - 100
North West -4 172 £350 +7.69% 144
West Midlands +7 164 £325 +1.56% 91
East of England -13 157 £318 +5.83% 96
East Midlands +34 135 £280 -6.67% 60
Yorkshire -31 106 £324 -0.38% 84
North East -13 86 £350 +7.69% 24
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 2,893 (99.90%) Windows
2 1,543 (53.28%) Active Directory
3 1,219 (42.09%) Microsoft
4 1,192 (41.16%) VMware
5 934 (32.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 873 (30.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 687 (23.72%) PowerShell
8 591 (20.41%) Office 365
9 579 (19.99%) VMware Infrastructure
10 578 (19.96%) Linux
11 548 (18.92%) SQL Server
12 539 (18.61%) Citrix
13 532 (18.37%) ITIL
14 506 (17.47%) Microsoft Azure
15 497 (17.16%) DNS
16 486 (16.78%) MS Exchange
17 464 (16.02%) Firewall
18 453 (15.64%) SQL
19 435 (15.02%) Cisco
20 409 (14.12%) Hyper-V
21 394 (13.60%) Finance
22 379 (13.09%) Windows Server 2003
23 365 (12.60%) Windows 7
24 358 (12.36%) SCCM
25 355 (12.26%) Security Cleared
26 353 (12.19%) Migration
27 331 (11.43%) DHCP
28 321 (11.08%) Windows 10
29 302 (10.43%) SAN
30 301 (10.39%) Amazon AWS

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
1 486 (16.78%) MS Exchange
2 252 (8.70%) IIS
3 210 (7.25%) Exchange Server 2010
4 175 (6.04%) Skype for Business
5 163 (5.63%) SharePoint
6 100 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
7 62 (2.14%) OpenStack
8 57 (1.97%) Apache
8 57 (1.97%) Tomcat
9 54 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2007
10 47 (1.62%) WebSphere
11 45 (1.55%) Confluence
12 38 (1.31%) Elasticsearch
13 37 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
14 27 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
15 25 (0.86%) SharePoint 2010
16 24 (0.83%) JBoss
17 19 (0.66%) SharePoint Server
18 18 (0.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 17 (0.59%) CMS
Applications
1 277 (9.56%) Microsoft Office
2 51 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 34 (1.17%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.59%) Acrobat
4 17 (0.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 15 (0.52%) PaintShop Pro
6 8 (0.28%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.24%) Houdini
7 7 (0.24%) Maya
7 7 (0.24%) NUKE
7 7 (0.24%) Photoshop
8 3 (0.10%) SmartSuite
9 2 (0.069%) S-PLUS
9 2 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
10 1 (0.035%) AutoCAD
10 1 (0.035%) HipChat
10 1 (0.035%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.035%) Revit
10 1 (0.035%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 23 (0.79%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.24%) Remedy ITSM
3 7 (0.24%) Temenos T24
4 6 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.14%) Eikon
6 3 (0.10%) LatentZero
7 2 (0.069%) Oracle EBS
7 2 (0.069%) Raiser's Edge
7 2 (0.069%) RMDS
8 1 (0.035%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.035%) Dynamics GP
8 1 (0.035%) Endur
8 1 (0.035%) Findur
8 1 (0.035%) Kondor
8 1 (0.035%) Oracle Applications
8 1 (0.035%) SAP Hybris
8 1 (0.035%) Summit
8 1 (0.035%) thinkFolio
8 1 (0.035%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 591 (20.41%) Office 365
2 506 (17.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 301 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
4 142 (4.90%) IaaS
5 92 (3.18%) PaaS
6 66 (2.28%) Azure Active Directory
7 43 (1.48%) SaaS
8 31 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
9 25 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
10 24 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
11 23 (0.79%) Mimecast
11 23 (0.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 21 (0.73%) Amazon ELB
12 21 (0.73%) Route 53
13 16 (0.55%) OneDrive
14 14 (0.48%) AWS CloudFormation
15 13 (0.45%) G Suite
16 5 (0.17%) Dynamics 365
16 5 (0.17%) GitHub
17 4 (0.14%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 497 (17.16%) DNS
2 464 (16.02%) Firewall
3 331 (11.43%) DHCP
4 302 (10.43%) SAN
5 268 (9.25%) LAN
6 259 (8.94%) WAN
7 248 (8.56%) TCP/IP
8 179 (6.18%) VPN
9 110 (3.80%) Skype
10 108 (3.73%) VoIP
11 99 (3.42%) NetScaler
12 92 (3.18%) VLAN
13 70 (2.42%) Internet
14 67 (2.31%) NAS
14 67 (2.31%) Network Security
15 63 (2.18%) LDAP
16 53 (1.83%) Remote Desktop
17 48 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
18 46 (1.59%) Wireless
19 43 (1.48%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 548 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 100 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 74 (2.56%) SQL Server 2008
4 73 (2.52%) Oracle Database
5 57 (1.97%) SQL Server 2016
6 45 (1.55%) SQL Server 2005
7 39 (1.35%) MySQL
7 39 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 39 (1.35%) SQL Server 2014
8 37 (1.28%) Relational Database
9 32 (1.10%) Oracle Database 10g
10 31 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
11 29 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 27 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
13 26 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 25 (0.86%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (0.69%) Power BI
16 18 (0.62%) RDBMS
17 16 (0.55%) MongoDB
18 15 (0.52%) GIS
Development Applications
1 110 (3.80%) Git (software)
2 108 (3.73%) Team Foundation Server
3 90 (3.11%) Jenkins
4 77 (2.66%) Octopus Deploy
5 70 (2.42%) TeamCity
6 63 (2.18%) JIRA
7 48 (1.66%) Visual Studio
8 32 (1.10%) MSBuild
9 27 (0.93%) Artifactory
9 27 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
10 25 (0.86%) MSI
11 23 (0.79%) Ant
11 23 (0.79%) ReSharper
11 23 (0.79%) Visual Studio Team System
12 21 (0.73%) HP UFT
12 21 (0.73%) Selenium
13 20 (0.69%) NuGet
14 19 (0.66%) Oracle APEX
15 18 (0.62%) SoapUI
16 17 (0.59%) Eclipse
General
1 394 (13.60%) Finance
2 192 (6.63%) Banking
3 54 (1.86%) Telecoms
4 50 (1.73%) Retail
5 39 (1.35%) Investment Banking
6 31 (1.07%) Legal
7 26 (0.90%) Back Office
7 26 (0.90%) Manufacturing
8 22 (0.76%) Advertising
9 19 (0.66%) Publishing
10 17 (0.59%) Marketing
11 14 (0.48%) Law
12 13 (0.45%) Front Office
13 11 (0.38%) French Language
14 10 (0.35%) Electronics
15 9 (0.31%) Financial Institution
15 9 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
16 7 (0.24%) Billing
16 7 (0.24%) International Banking
17 6 (0.21%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 370 (12.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 304 (10.50%) Support Engineer
3 303 (10.46%) Analyst
4 244 (8.43%) Windows Engineer
5 197 (6.80%) Administrator
6 181 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 177 (6.11%) Consultant
8 166 (5.73%) Architect
9 154 (5.32%) DevOps Engineer
10 147 (5.08%) 3rd Line Support
11 140 (4.83%) 2nd Line Support
12 138 (4.77%) Server Engineer
13 120 (4.14%) Support Analyst
14 119 (4.11%) Systems Administrator
15 113 (3.90%) IT Support
16 112 (3.87%) Developer
17 97 (3.35%) Desktop Support
18 80 (2.76%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 78 (2.69%) Server Support
20 71 (2.45%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 228 (7.87%) .NET
2 125 (4.32%) Web Services
3 81 (2.80%) XML
4 69 (2.38%) HTML
5 57 (1.97%) .NET Framework
6 55 (1.90%) CSS
7 53 (1.83%) JSON
8 48 (1.66%) ASP.NET
9 47 (1.62%) Middleware
10 35 (1.21%) jQuery
11 34 (1.17%) LINQ
12 26 (0.90%) ASP.NET MVC
13 25 (0.86%) ASP.NET Web API
14 24 (0.83%) REST
14 24 (0.83%) SOAP
15 22 (0.76%) AngularJS
15 22 (0.76%) Entity Framework
16 21 (0.73%) RESTful
16 21 (0.73%) YAML
17 20 (0.69%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 276 (9.53%) Data Centre
2 136 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
3 117 (4.04%) Clustering
4 99 (3.42%) Management Information System
5 81 (2.80%) PKI
6 59 (2.04%) Replication
7 51 (1.76%) Computer Science
8 50 (1.73%) Blackberry
9 35 (1.21%) Public Cloud
10 32 (1.10%) Private Cloud
11 31 (1.07%) iPhone
12 30 (1.04%) Virtual Team
13 28 (0.97%) Client/Server
14 27 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
15 24 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
15 24 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
16 23 (0.79%) EMC VNX
17 22 (0.76%) NHS
18 20 (0.69%) iPad
19 18 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 2,893 (99.90%) Windows
2 934 (32.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 873 (30.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 578 (19.96%) Linux
5 379 (13.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 365 (12.60%) Windows 7
7 321 (11.08%) Windows 10
8 202 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 195 (6.73%) Unix
10 112 (3.87%) Windows 8
11 79 (2.73%) Windows XP
12 77 (2.66%) Solaris
13 72 (2.49%) CentOS
14 50 (1.73%) Windows Vista
15 45 (1.55%) Android
16 43 (1.48%) AIX
16 43 (1.48%) Apple iOS
17 36 (1.24%) Mac OS X
18 30 (1.04%) Windows 2000 Server
19 25 (0.86%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 532 (18.37%) ITIL
2 353 (12.19%) Migration
3 276 (9.53%) DevOps
4 182 (6.28%) Agile Software Development
5 135 (4.66%) Disaster Recovery
6 131 (4.52%) Change Management
7 108 (3.73%) Service Delivery
8 106 (3.66%) Configuration Management
9 104 (3.59%) Incident Management
10 94 (3.25%) Service Management
11 88 (3.04%) Open Source
12 82 (2.83%) Problem Management
13 78 (2.69%) Continuous Integration
14 77 (2.66%) Project Management
15 75 (2.59%) Capacity Planning
16 70 (2.42%) Server Building
17 68 (2.35%) Server Virtualisation
18 66 (2.28%) TOGAF
19 61 (2.11%) ITIL V3
20 58 (2.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 687 (23.72%) PowerShell
2 453 (15.64%) SQL
3 119 (4.11%) Java
4 110 (3.80%) C#
5 84 (2.90%) JavaScript
6 78 (2.69%) Python
7 75 (2.59%) Shell Script
8 55 (1.90%) Bash Shell
9 54 (1.86%) Perl
10 42 (1.45%) C
10 42 (1.45%) PL/SQL
11 34 (1.17%) T-SQL
12 30 (1.04%) VBScript
13 22 (0.76%) PHP
14 18 (0.62%) JCL
14 18 (0.62%) Ruby
15 16 (0.55%) VB
16 15 (0.52%) F#
16 15 (0.52%) VB.NET
17 12 (0.41%) Bourne shell
Qualifications
1 355 (12.26%) Security Cleared
2 288 (9.94%) Microsoft Certification
3 209 (7.22%) SC Cleared
4 190 (6.56%) MCSE
5 134 (4.63%) DV Cleared
6 108 (3.73%) MCSA
7 102 (3.52%) Cisco Certification
8 86 (2.97%) CCNA
9 82 (2.83%) Degree
10 68 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
10 68 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 61 (2.11%) MCITP
12 58 (2.00%) MCP
13 34 (1.17%) Computer Science Degree
13 34 (1.17%) DBS Check
14 33 (1.14%) Citrix Certification
15 28 (0.97%) CCNP
16 26 (0.90%) CCA
17 24 (0.83%) CISSP
18 18 (0.62%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (3.28%) SLA
2 47 (1.62%) QA
3 33 (1.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 23 (0.79%) PCI DSS
5 11 (0.38%) GCP
5 11 (0.38%) GDPR
6 9 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 8 (0.28%) PMO
8 6 (0.21%) MiFID
9 5 (0.17%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 5 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 4 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 4 (0.14%) Data Quality
10 4 (0.14%) Disclosure Scotland
10 4 (0.14%) GAMP
10 4 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
10 4 (0.14%) PA-DSS
11 3 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials
11 3 (0.10%) JSP 440
12 2 (0.069%) EMIR
System Software
1 1,543 (53.28%) Active Directory
2 579 (19.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 409 (14.12%) Hyper-V
4 250 (8.63%) vSphere
5 234 (8.08%) VMware ESXi
6 225 (7.77%) XenApp
7 115 (3.97%) XenDesktop
8 79 (2.73%) XenServer
9 77 (2.66%) Virtual Machines
10 64 (2.21%) Docker
11 45 (1.55%) Microsoft App-V
12 42 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
13 26 (0.90%) NFS
14 24 (0.83%) Samba
15 21 (0.73%) Virtual Desktop
16 20 (0.69%) DFS Replication
17 18 (0.62%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
18 16 (0.55%) VMware NSX
19 15 (0.52%) Job Entry Subsystem
19 15 (0.52%) RACF
Systems Management
1 358 (12.36%) SCCM
2 147 (5.08%) SCOM
3 117 (4.04%) Puppet
4 115 (3.97%) Ansible
5 103 (3.56%) WSUS
6 76 (2.62%) Opscode Chef
7 66 (2.28%) vCenter Server
8 55 (1.90%) McAfee ePO
9 51 (1.76%) Terraform
10 50 (1.73%) NetBackup
11 45 (1.55%) Backup Exec
12 41 (1.42%) Microsoft Clustering
13 32 (1.10%) PowerCLI
14 31 (1.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 31 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
15 30 (1.04%) Tivoli
16 29 (1.00%) Nagios
16 29 (1.00%) SCVMM
17 25 (0.86%) WMI
18 24 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 1,219 (42.09%) Microsoft
2 1,192 (41.16%) VMware
3 539 (18.61%) Citrix
4 435 (15.02%) Cisco
5 296 (10.22%) HP
6 208 (7.18%) Oracle
7 188 (6.49%) Red Hat
8 130 (4.49%) NetApp
9 112 (3.87%) McAfee
10 95 (3.28%) Dell
11 92 (3.18%) EMC
12 91 (3.14%) Apple
13 87 (3.00%) IBM
14 82 (2.83%) Ivanti
14 82 (2.83%) SolarWinds
15 72 (2.49%) Veeam
16 68 (2.35%) Symantec
17 65 (2.24%) CheckPoint
18 62 (2.14%) Juniper
19 46 (1.59%) Atlassian