Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 76 75 84
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 -33
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2,564 3,009 2,455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.06% 3.19% 2.80%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.39% 15.33% 13.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,740 1,913 1,540
England median daily rate £385 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.45% +1.43% +1.45%
10th Percentile £163 £163 £163
90th Percentile £550 £538 £525
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 182 164
England median hourly rate £18.50 £21.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.90% +31.25% -15.79%
10th Percentile £12.31 £11.76 £10.56
90th Percentile £47.75 £51.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £21.00 £15.78
% change year-on-year - +33.12% -21.13%

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 16,655 19,624 17,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 19.85% 20.83% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 10,605 12,328 11,332
England median daily rate £440 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.57% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £158 £185 £200
90th Percentile £625 £619 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 998 1,361 1,063
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +4.14% +1.85%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £10.64
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 -3 899 £425 +6.25% 369
South East -3 543 £375 +4.17% 310
North of England +1 391 £345 +15.00% 301
South West 0 371 £400 +14.29% 163
Midlands -4 240 £345 +2.22% 196
North West -9 197 £325 -3.70% 160
Yorkshire +45 170 £388 +19.23% 121
East Midlands +14 127 £340 +1.49% 86
East of England -17 118 £339 +12.92% 117
West Midlands -19 113 £355 +8.56% 109
North East -36 24 £300 +9.09% 20
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 2,556 (99.69%) Windows
2 1,483 (57.84%) Active Directory
3 1,206 (47.04%) Microsoft
4 1,092 (42.59%) VMware
5 792 (30.89%) Office 365
6 707 (27.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 652 (25.43%) PowerShell
8 646 (25.20%) Microsoft Azure
9 590 (23.01%) VMware Infrastructure
10 581 (22.66%) SCCM
11 580 (22.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 564 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
13 535 (20.87%) Windows 10
14 465 (18.14%) ITIL
15 462 (18.02%) SQL Server
16 461 (17.98%) Citrix
17 460 (17.94%) Linux
18 447 (17.43%) DNS
19 429 (16.73%) SQL
20 411 (16.03%) Hyper-V
21 406 (15.83%) Cisco
22 400 (15.60%) MS Exchange
23 396 (15.44%) Firewall
24 380 (14.82%) Security Cleared
25 373 (14.55%) Finance
26 360 (14.04%) Migration
27 351 (13.69%) Amazon AWS
28 345 (13.46%) DHCP
29 334 (13.03%) Windows 7
30 272 (10.61%) VMware ESXi

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
1 400 (15.60%) MS Exchange
2 230 (8.97%) SharePoint
3 188 (7.33%) Skype for Business
4 183 (7.14%) IIS
5 129 (5.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 104 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2013
7 49 (1.91%) Confluence
8 36 (1.40%) Apache
9 24 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
10 20 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
10 20 (0.78%) Tomcat
11 18 (0.70%) WebLogic
12 15 (0.59%) WebSphere
13 13 (0.51%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 12 (0.47%) OpenStack
15 11 (0.43%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.39%) CMS
16 10 (0.39%) IBM Notes
17 9 (0.35%) JBoss
18 8 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 265 (10.34%) Microsoft Office
2 45 (1.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 23 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 18 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 12 (0.47%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.039%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.039%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.039%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.039%) Maya
6 1 (0.039%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 16 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.55%) Remedy ITSM
3 12 (0.47%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 5 (0.20%) Elite 3E
5 4 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
5 4 (0.16%) Relativity
6 3 (0.12%) Dynamics GP
7 2 (0.078%) Sage 200
7 2 (0.078%) Visualfiles
8 1 (0.039%) Aareon QL
8 1 (0.039%) Dynamics AX
8 1 (0.039%) NetSuite
8 1 (0.039%) SAP BPC
8 1 (0.039%) SAP ERP
8 1 (0.039%) SAP HCM
8 1 (0.039%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 792 (30.89%) Office 365
2 646 (25.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 351 (13.69%) Amazon AWS
4 130 (5.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 122 (4.76%) IaaS
6 103 (4.02%) PaaS
7 77 (3.00%) SaaS
8 34 (1.33%) Google Cloud Platform
9 33 (1.29%) OneDrive
10 29 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
11 28 (1.09%) Amazon EC2
12 27 (1.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 25 (0.98%) Amazon ECS
14 23 (0.90%) Mimecast
15 20 (0.78%) Amazon S3
15 20 (0.78%) GitHub
16 18 (0.70%) Route 53
17 17 (0.66%) AWS CloudFormation
17 17 (0.66%) Power Platform
18 15 (0.59%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 447 (17.43%) DNS
2 396 (15.44%) Firewall
3 345 (13.46%) DHCP
4 225 (8.78%) SAN
5 217 (8.46%) LAN
6 216 (8.42%) WAN
7 173 (6.75%) TCP/IP
8 153 (5.97%) Skype
9 133 (5.19%) VPN
10 85 (3.32%) VLAN
11 73 (2.85%) NAS
12 69 (2.69%) NetScaler
13 57 (2.22%) Network Security
14 55 (2.15%) Wireless
15 54 (2.11%) HTTP
16 52 (2.03%) VoIP
17 51 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
18 48 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
19 44 (1.72%) Internet
19 44 (1.72%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 462 (18.02%) SQL Server
2 63 (2.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 60 (2.34%) MySQL
3 60 (2.34%) Oracle Database
4 43 (1.68%) PostgreSQL
4 43 (1.68%) SQL Server 2016
5 42 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
6 32 (1.25%) MongoDB
6 32 (1.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 31 (1.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 28 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
8 28 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 27 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
9 27 (1.05%) Relational Database
10 21 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
11 20 (0.78%) Big Data
12 16 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
13 12 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
13 12 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
13 12 (0.47%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 109 (4.25%) Git (software)
2 65 (2.54%) Jenkins
3 64 (2.50%) JIRA
4 51 (1.99%) MSI
5 37 (1.44%) Visual Studio
6 35 (1.37%) Subversion
6 35 (1.37%) Visual Studio Team System
7 34 (1.33%) Bitbucket
8 24 (0.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 23 (0.90%) TeamCity
10 18 (0.70%) GitLab
11 17 (0.66%) SonarQube
11 17 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
12 15 (0.59%) WiX
13 14 (0.55%) Sonatype Nexus
14 13 (0.51%) MSTest
15 10 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
16 9 (0.35%) MSBuild
16 9 (0.35%) WinDbg
17 7 (0.27%) Moq
General
1 373 (14.55%) Finance
2 126 (4.91%) Banking
3 53 (2.07%) Telecoms
4 50 (1.95%) Retail
5 38 (1.48%) Legal
6 37 (1.44%) Law
7 36 (1.40%) Back Office
8 27 (1.05%) Manufacturing
9 23 (0.90%) Investment Banking
10 21 (0.82%) Local Government
11 20 (0.78%) Front Office
11 20 (0.78%) Publishing
12 18 (0.70%) Advertising
13 14 (0.55%) Marketing
14 12 (0.47%) Electronics
14 12 (0.47%) German Language
15 10 (0.39%) Automotive
15 10 (0.39%) Financial Institution
16 7 (0.27%) Online Betting
17 6 (0.23%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 491 (19.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 286 (11.15%) Analyst
3 260 (10.14%) Support Engineer
4 220 (8.58%) Windows Engineer
5 177 (6.90%) Server Engineer
6 157 (6.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 141 (5.50%) 3rd Line Support
8 128 (4.99%) Support Analyst
9 124 (4.84%) Architect
10 119 (4.64%) IT Support
11 112 (4.37%) Administrator
12 111 (4.33%) Consultant
13 105 (4.10%) DevOps Engineer
14 103 (4.02%) 2nd Line Support
15 97 (3.78%) IT Engineer
16 88 (3.43%) Wintel Engineer
17 87 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
18 86 (3.35%) Infrastructure Analyst
19 83 (3.24%) VMware Engineer
20 82 (3.20%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (4.33%) .NET
2 92 (3.59%) Web Services
3 37 (1.44%) Middleware
3 37 (1.44%) REST
4 35 (1.37%) LDAP
5 27 (1.05%) HTML
6 26 (1.01%) JSON
7 25 (0.98%) XML
8 24 (0.94%) Software Packaging
9 23 (0.90%) .NET Framework
10 21 (0.82%) ASP.NET
10 21 (0.82%) Node.js
11 18 (0.70%) CSS
11 18 (0.70%) Elastic Stack
11 18 (0.70%) Java RMI
11 18 (0.70%) SAML
12 16 (0.62%) Spring
13 15 (0.59%) RESTful
13 15 (0.59%) SOAP
14 13 (0.51%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 228 (8.89%) Data Centre
2 155 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
3 151 (5.89%) Clustering
4 84 (3.28%) Management Information System
5 59 (2.30%) PKI
6 55 (2.15%) Public Cloud
7 50 (1.95%) Driving Licence
8 47 (1.83%) Self-Motivation
9 41 (1.60%) User Experience
10 40 (1.56%) Replication
11 39 (1.52%) Fat Client
11 39 (1.52%) Thin Client
12 36 (1.40%) Blackberry
13 34 (1.33%) NHS
13 34 (1.33%) Video Conferencing
14 26 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
15 25 (0.98%) Private Cloud
16 20 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
17 18 (0.70%) iPhone
18 15 (0.59%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2,556 (99.69%) Windows
2 707 (27.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 564 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 535 (20.87%) Windows 10
5 460 (17.94%) Linux
6 334 (13.03%) Windows 7
7 159 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 159 (6.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 103 (4.02%) Unix
9 61 (2.38%) Windows 8
10 53 (2.07%) Solaris
11 43 (1.68%) Ubuntu
12 42 (1.64%) CentOS
13 31 (1.21%) Android
14 29 (1.13%) Mac OS X
15 27 (1.05%) Windows XP
16 25 (0.98%) Apple iOS
17 21 (0.82%) Debian
18 19 (0.74%) AIX
19 17 (0.66%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 580 (22.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 465 (18.14%) ITIL
3 360 (14.04%) Migration
4 237 (9.24%) Problem-Solving
5 220 (8.58%) DevOps
6 213 (8.31%) Agile Software Development
7 130 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
8 122 (4.76%) Change Management
9 119 (4.64%) Configuration Management
10 100 (3.90%) Information Security
11 92 (3.59%) Service Management
12 82 (3.20%) Service Delivery
13 79 (3.08%) Data Protection
13 79 (3.08%) Problem Management
14 77 (3.00%) Project Management
15 76 (2.96%) Server Management
16 75 (2.93%) High Availability
16 75 (2.93%) ITIL V3
17 69 (2.69%) ITSM
18 65 (2.54%) Application Packaging
Programming Languages
1 652 (25.43%) PowerShell
2 429 (16.73%) SQL
3 127 (4.95%) Python
4 102 (3.98%) Java
5 64 (2.50%) VBScript
6 63 (2.46%) C#
7 56 (2.18%) JavaScript
8 50 (1.95%) T-SQL
9 46 (1.79%) Ruby
10 43 (1.68%) Bash Shell
10 43 (1.68%) Perl
11 35 (1.37%) VB
12 22 (0.86%) PHP
13 13 (0.51%) C
13 13 (0.51%) Shell Script
14 9 (0.35%) C++
14 9 (0.35%) VBA
15 8 (0.31%) Go
16 7 (0.27%) PL/SQL
17 5 (0.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 380 (14.82%) Security Cleared
2 234 (9.13%) Microsoft Certification
3 212 (8.27%) SC Cleared
4 159 (6.20%) MCSE
5 154 (6.01%) DV Cleared
6 139 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
7 118 (4.60%) MCSA
8 110 (4.29%) CCNA
9 93 (3.63%) Degree
10 62 (2.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 47 (1.83%) MCP
12 43 (1.68%) CCNP
13 40 (1.56%) ITIL Certification
14 35 (1.37%) MCITP
15 34 (1.33%) DBS Check
16 29 (1.13%) Computer Science Degree
17 16 (0.62%) CISSP
17 16 (0.62%) Citrix Certification
18 14 (0.55%) CCA
19 13 (0.51%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 126 (4.91%) SLA
2 45 (1.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 29 (1.13%) QA
4 19 (0.74%) GDPR
5 18 (0.70%) PCI DSS
6 16 (0.62%) NIST
7 15 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials
8 14 (0.55%) COBIT
9 13 (0.51%) PMO
10 7 (0.27%) Data Quality
10 7 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 6 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
12 5 (0.20%) ISO 9001
12 5 (0.20%) NCSC
13 4 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
13 4 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
13 4 (0.16%) JSP 440
13 4 (0.16%) PA-DSS
14 3 (0.12%) HL7
14 3 (0.12%) ISO 22301
System Software
1 1,483 (57.84%) Active Directory
2 590 (23.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 411 (16.03%) Hyper-V
4 272 (10.61%) VMware ESXi
5 235 (9.17%) XenApp
6 206 (8.03%) vSphere
7 168 (6.55%) XenDesktop
8 104 (4.06%) Microsoft App-V
9 102 (3.98%) Virtual Machines
10 71 (2.77%) Virtual Desktop
11 63 (2.46%) Docker
12 46 (1.79%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 35 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
14 31 (1.21%) BitLocker
15 29 (1.13%) DFS Replication
16 23 (0.90%) VMware NSX
17 20 (0.78%) Terminal Services
18 17 (0.66%) ISA Server
19 14 (0.55%) VMware Server
20 13 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 581 (22.66%) SCCM
2 191 (7.45%) SCOM
3 126 (4.91%) WSUS
4 92 (3.59%) vCenter Server
5 84 (3.28%) Ansible
6 82 (3.20%) Puppet
7 77 (3.00%) Microsoft Clustering
8 67 (2.61%) Microsoft Intune
9 63 (2.46%) Terraform
10 58 (2.26%) Kubernetes
11 56 (2.18%) Opscode Chef
12 52 (2.03%) SCVMM
13 41 (1.60%) NetBackup
13 41 (1.60%) Single Sign-On
14 38 (1.48%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 34 (1.33%) Failover Clustering
16 31 (1.21%) Nessus
17 30 (1.17%) PowerCLI
18 27 (1.05%) Norton AntiVirus
19 25 (0.98%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 1,206 (47.04%) Microsoft
2 1,092 (42.59%) VMware
3 461 (17.98%) Citrix
4 406 (15.83%) Cisco
5 168 (6.55%) HP
6 157 (6.12%) Oracle
7 131 (5.11%) Red Hat
8 108 (4.21%) NetApp
9 78 (3.04%) Dell
10 72 (2.81%) IBM
11 71 (2.77%) Symantec
12 66 (2.57%) Veeam
13 58 (2.26%) EMC
14 46 (1.79%) Ivanti
15 44 (1.72%) Apple
15 44 (1.72%) McAfee
16 42 (1.64%) Juniper
17 40 (1.56%) F5
18 39 (1.52%) CheckPoint
19 38 (1.48%) Google