Period
to 22 October 2017

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 October 2017 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 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 57 44
Rank change year-on-year -21 -13 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2796 3628 4147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.06% 3.71% 3.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.74% 16.94% 18.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 1794 2331 2530
England median daily rate £350 £340 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +3.82% +0.77%
10th Percentile £157 £185 £170
90th Percentile £513 £508 £480
UK median daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year +3.70% +3.85% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 167 232 354
England median hourly rate £16.81 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.84% +13.16% -
10th Percentile £10.65 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.80 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £16.81 £21.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year -21.84% +13.16% -

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 18970 21415 22707
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.76% 21.92% 21.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 12119 13641 13524
England median daily rate £425 £410 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +3.80% +5.33%
10th Percentile £180 £205 £190
90th Percentile £600 £575 £567
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1143 1170 1806
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.63 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £43.75 £40.00
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year +6.06% - +6.45%

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017.

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 October 2017. 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 -17 1073 £380 -1.94% 121
South East -2 701 £350 +6.06% 109
North of England -26 368 £323 +3.20% 92
Midlands +13 283 £300 -9.09% 64
South West -13 198 £316 -9.71% 22
North West +6 180 £300 -7.69% 56
East of England -20 175 £325 +4.00% 36
West Midlands 0 164 £325 -1.52% 37
Yorkshire -14 121 £331 +1.92% 28
East Midlands +22 119 £294 -10.31% 27
North East -28 69 £350 +13.54% 8
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2017, 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 2791 (99.82%) Windows
2 1529 (54.69%) Active Directory
3 1160 (41.49%) VMware
4 1113 (39.81%) Microsoft
5 914 (32.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 853 (30.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 631 (22.57%) PowerShell
8 591 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
9 587 (20.99%) Office 365
10 579 (20.71%) Linux
11 563 (20.14%) SQL Server
12 554 (19.81%) Citrix
13 505 (18.06%) DNS
14 497 (17.78%) MS Exchange
15 477 (17.06%) Microsoft Azure
16 459 (16.42%) Firewall
17 458 (16.38%) ITIL
18 436 (15.59%) SQL
19 416 (14.88%) Cisco
20 389 (13.91%) Finance
21 380 (13.59%) Hyper-V
22 359 (12.84%) SCCM
23 350 (12.52%) Migration
24 349 (12.48%) DHCP
25 346 (12.37%) SAN
26 338 (12.09%) Windows Server 2003
27 334 (11.95%) Security Cleared
28 333 (11.91%) Windows 7
29 305 (10.91%) LAN
30 303 (10.84%) Data Centre

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
1 497 (17.78%) MS Exchange
2 247 (8.83%) IIS
3 240 (8.58%) Exchange Server 2010
4 181 (6.47%) SharePoint
5 172 (6.15%) Skype for Business
6 137 (4.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 64 (2.29%) Apache
8 59 (2.11%) Tomcat
9 53 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2007
10 51 (1.82%) OpenStack
11 50 (1.79%) Confluence
12 44 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
13 43 (1.54%) SharePoint 2013
14 34 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
14 34 (1.22%) SharePoint 2010
15 30 (1.07%) CMS
16 29 (1.04%) WebSphere
17 28 (1.00%) JBoss
18 27 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
19 25 (0.89%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 267 (9.55%) Microsoft Office
2 46 (1.65%) Microsoft Excel
3 39 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 17 (0.61%) Acrobat
5 13 (0.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 13 (0.46%) PaintShop Pro
6 9 (0.32%) Microsoft Project
7 7 (0.25%) SmartSuite
8 6 (0.21%) Houdini
8 6 (0.21%) Maya
8 6 (0.21%) NUKE
8 6 (0.21%) Photoshop
9 3 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
9 3 (0.11%) Stata
10 1 (0.036%) HipChat
10 1 (0.036%) InfoPath
10 1 (0.036%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 26 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.29%) Unit4 Business World
3 7 (0.25%) Temenos T24
4 6 (0.21%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.18%) Dynamics NAV
6 4 (0.14%) RMDS
7 3 (0.11%) BusinessWorks
7 3 (0.11%) Eikon
7 3 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
8 2 (0.072%) Bankmaster
8 2 (0.072%) WebTrends
9 1 (0.036%) NetSuite
9 1 (0.036%) Oracle Applications
9 1 (0.036%) Pega PRPC
9 1 (0.036%) Sage 1000
9 1 (0.036%) SAP ERP
9 1 (0.036%) SAP Hybris
9 1 (0.036%) thinkFolio
Cloud Services
1 587 (20.99%) Office 365
2 477 (17.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 254 (9.08%) Amazon AWS
4 112 (4.01%) IaaS
5 88 (3.15%) Azure Active Directory
6 79 (2.83%) PaaS
7 27 (0.97%) SaaS
8 18 (0.64%) Mimecast
8 18 (0.64%) OneDrive
9 17 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
10 16 (0.57%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (0.43%) AWS CloudFormation
11 12 (0.43%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 11 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
13 10 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (0.36%) G Suite
13 10 (0.36%) GitHub
14 9 (0.32%) Route 53
15 4 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
15 4 (0.14%) HP Helion
Communications & Networking
1 505 (18.06%) DNS
2 459 (16.42%) Firewall
3 349 (12.48%) DHCP
4 346 (12.37%) SAN
5 305 (10.91%) LAN
6 296 (10.59%) WAN
7 238 (8.51%) TCP/IP
8 181 (6.47%) VPN
9 103 (3.68%) Skype
10 94 (3.36%) NetScaler
11 89 (3.18%) VoIP
12 88 (3.15%) VLAN
13 87 (3.11%) NAS
14 84 (3.00%) Network Security
15 78 (2.79%) LDAP
16 58 (2.07%) Wireless
17 56 (2.00%) Internet
18 52 (1.86%) Remote Desktop
19 48 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
20 43 (1.54%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 563 (20.14%) SQL Server
2 117 (4.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 84 (3.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 62 (2.22%) Oracle Database
5 43 (1.54%) Relational Database
5 43 (1.54%) SQL Server 2005
6 41 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
6 41 (1.47%) SQL Server 2016
7 35 (1.25%) MySQL
8 28 (1.00%) Oracle Database 11g
8 28 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 27 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
9 27 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 26 (0.93%) RDBMS
11 23 (0.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 22 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
13 21 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
14 20 (0.72%) MongoDB
14 20 (0.72%) Oracle Database 10g
15 18 (0.64%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 110 (3.93%) Team Foundation Server
2 105 (3.76%) Git (software)
3 77 (2.75%) Jenkins
4 65 (2.32%) JIRA
5 60 (2.15%) TeamCity
6 53 (1.90%) Octopus Deploy
7 36 (1.29%) Visual Studio
8 31 (1.11%) Maven
9 30 (1.07%) Ant
9 30 (1.07%) MSBuild
10 26 (0.93%) Vagrant
11 23 (0.82%) ReSharper
12 22 (0.79%) NuGet
13 20 (0.72%) MSI
14 17 (0.61%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 17 (0.61%) SoapUI
14 17 (0.61%) Sonatype Nexus
15 16 (0.57%) HP UFT
15 16 (0.57%) Oracle APEX
15 16 (0.57%) Selenium
General
1 389 (13.91%) Finance
2 209 (7.47%) Banking
3 60 (2.15%) Telecoms
4 57 (2.04%) Retail
5 38 (1.36%) Manufacturing
6 31 (1.11%) Investment Banking
7 30 (1.07%) Legal
8 27 (0.97%) Marketing
9 24 (0.86%) Front Office
10 21 (0.75%) Advertising
11 20 (0.72%) Back Office
11 20 (0.72%) Publishing
12 19 (0.68%) Law
13 17 (0.61%) Electronics
14 12 (0.43%) French Language
15 11 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 9 (0.32%) Local Government
16 9 (0.32%) Retail Banking
17 7 (0.25%) Billing
17 7 (0.25%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 362 (12.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 345 (12.34%) Analyst
3 284 (10.16%) Support Engineer
4 228 (8.15%) Administrator
5 224 (8.01%) Windows Engineer
6 172 (6.15%) Consultant
7 161 (5.76%) Systems Administrator
8 152 (5.44%) Architect
9 149 (5.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 141 (5.04%) 3rd Line Support
11 140 (5.01%) 2nd Line Support
11 140 (5.01%) Server Engineer
12 126 (4.51%) Support Analyst
13 122 (4.36%) Developer
14 120 (4.29%) DevOps Engineer
15 95 (3.40%) IT Support
16 88 (3.15%) Desktop Support
17 80 (2.86%) Server Support
17 80 (2.86%) Systems Engineer
18 79 (2.83%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 201 (7.19%) .NET
2 112 (4.01%) Web Services
3 71 (2.54%) HTML
4 69 (2.47%) XML
5 55 (1.97%) CSS
6 53 (1.90%) .NET Framework
6 53 (1.90%) Middleware
7 51 (1.82%) ASP.NET
8 39 (1.39%) LINQ
9 38 (1.36%) jQuery
10 30 (1.07%) ASP.NET MVC
11 28 (1.00%) RESTful
11 28 (1.00%) SOAP
12 26 (0.93%) ASP.NET Web API
13 22 (0.79%) JSON
14 21 (0.75%) Entity Framework
15 20 (0.72%) WCF
16 18 (0.64%) AngularJS
16 18 (0.64%) Elastic Stack
17 15 (0.54%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 303 (10.84%) Data Centre
2 142 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
3 118 (4.22%) Clustering
4 82 (2.93%) PKI
5 75 (2.68%) Management Information System
5 75 (2.68%) Replication
6 56 (2.00%) Computer Science
7 42 (1.50%) Blackberry
7 42 (1.50%) Client/Server
8 34 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
9 33 (1.18%) Private Cloud
10 30 (1.07%) Fat Client
10 30 (1.07%) Public Cloud
10 30 (1.07%) Thin Client
10 30 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
11 27 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
12 25 (0.89%) CMDB
13 23 (0.82%) Virtual Team
14 22 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
14 22 (0.79%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2791 (99.82%) Windows
2 914 (32.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 853 (30.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 579 (20.71%) Linux
5 338 (12.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 333 (11.91%) Windows 7
7 293 (10.48%) Windows 10
8 204 (7.30%) Unix
9 142 (5.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 110 (3.93%) Windows 8
11 72 (2.58%) Windows XP
12 62 (2.22%) CentOS
13 57 (2.04%) Android
13 57 (2.04%) Solaris
14 50 (1.79%) Apple iOS
15 44 (1.57%) Mac OS X
16 34 (1.22%) Ubuntu
17 29 (1.04%) Windows Vista
18 25 (0.89%) AIX
19 21 (0.75%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 458 (16.38%) ITIL
2 350 (12.52%) Migration
3 234 (8.37%) DevOps
4 167 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
5 142 (5.08%) Change Management
6 121 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 121 (4.33%) Project Management
7 105 (3.76%) Configuration Management
8 91 (3.25%) Service Delivery
9 89 (3.18%) Service Management
10 87 (3.11%) Incident Management
11 75 (2.68%) High Availability
12 74 (2.65%) Server Building
13 72 (2.58%) Server Virtualisation
14 71 (2.54%) Problem Management
15 63 (2.25%) Open Source
16 58 (2.07%) Mobile Device Management
17 57 (2.04%) Load Balancing
18 55 (1.97%) Capacity Planning
18 55 (1.97%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 631 (22.57%) PowerShell
2 436 (15.59%) SQL
3 123 (4.40%) C#
4 115 (4.11%) Java
5 74 (2.65%) Python
6 73 (2.61%) JavaScript
7 66 (2.36%) Perl
8 57 (2.04%) Bash Shell
9 55 (1.97%) Shell Script
10 44 (1.57%) VBScript
11 41 (1.47%) T-SQL
12 28 (1.00%) VB
13 25 (0.89%) PL/SQL
14 18 (0.64%) C
15 17 (0.61%) VB.NET
16 13 (0.46%) C++
16 13 (0.46%) Ruby
17 12 (0.43%) F#
17 12 (0.43%) PHP
18 6 (0.21%) Go
Qualifications
1 334 (11.95%) Security Cleared
2 279 (9.98%) Microsoft Certification
3 185 (6.62%) SC Cleared
4 179 (6.40%) MCSE
5 119 (4.26%) DV Cleared
6 102 (3.65%) MCSA
7 94 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
8 90 (3.22%) Degree
9 72 (2.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 68 (2.43%) CCNA
11 47 (1.68%) ITIL Certification
12 45 (1.61%) MCITP
13 41 (1.47%) MCP
14 37 (1.32%) Computer Science Degree
15 30 (1.07%) CCNP
16 27 (0.97%) DBS Check
17 21 (0.75%) Citrix Certification
18 19 (0.68%) BPSS Clearance
18 19 (0.68%) CISSP
19 16 (0.57%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (3.04%) SLA
2 42 (1.50%) QA
3 33 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 21 (0.75%) PCI DSS
5 10 (0.36%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.25%) GDPR
8 6 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 6 (0.21%) PMO
9 4 (0.14%) 21 CFR Part 11
9 4 (0.14%) Cyber Essentials
9 4 (0.14%) GAMP
9 4 (0.14%) MiFID
10 2 (0.072%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.072%) HL7
10 2 (0.072%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 2 (0.072%) RMADS
11 1 (0.036%) EMIR
11 1 (0.036%) ISO/IEC 20000
11 1 (0.036%) Solvency II
System Software
1 1529 (54.69%) Active Directory
2 591 (21.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 380 (13.59%) Hyper-V
4 219 (7.83%) vSphere
5 216 (7.73%) VMware ESXi
6 201 (7.19%) XenApp
7 127 (4.54%) XenDesktop
8 79 (2.83%) Virtual Machines
9 65 (2.32%) XenServer
10 64 (2.29%) Docker
11 43 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
12 40 (1.43%) Microsoft App-V
13 25 (0.89%) Virtual Desktop
14 24 (0.86%) Samba
15 20 (0.72%) DFS Replication
15 20 (0.72%) VMware NSX
16 19 (0.68%) KVM
17 16 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 16 (0.57%) VMware Workstation
18 13 (0.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 359 (12.84%) SCCM
2 153 (5.47%) SCOM
3 108 (3.86%) Ansible
4 99 (3.54%) Puppet
5 93 (3.33%) WSUS
6 61 (2.18%) vCenter Server
7 59 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
8 51 (1.82%) NetBackup
9 50 (1.79%) Microsoft Clustering
10 39 (1.39%) Backup Exec
11 38 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
12 36 (1.29%) Terraform
13 31 (1.11%) Microsoft Intune
13 31 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
13 31 (1.11%) PowerCLI
14 28 (1.00%) SCVMM
15 26 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
15 26 (0.93%) vRealize
16 24 (0.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
17 23 (0.82%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 1160 (41.49%) VMware
2 1113 (39.81%) Microsoft
3 554 (19.81%) Citrix
4 416 (14.88%) Cisco
5 275 (9.84%) HP
6 193 (6.90%) Oracle
7 154 (5.51%) Red Hat
8 128 (4.58%) NetApp
9 107 (3.83%) Dell
10 98 (3.51%) EMC
11 85 (3.04%) Symantec
12 84 (3.00%) Apple
12 84 (3.00%) McAfee
13 75 (2.68%) IBM
14 70 (2.50%) Veeam
15 66 (2.36%) CheckPoint
15 66 (2.36%) Juniper
16 54 (1.93%) Atlassian
17 51 (1.82%) Sophos
18 43 (1.54%) SolarWinds