Period
to 21 August 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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 73 83 54
Rank change year-on-year +10 -29 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 3,014 2,572 3,859
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 3.23% 2.91% 3.85%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.50% 14.10% 17.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,901 1,641 2,507
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% - +6.87%
10th Percentile £168 £161 £181
90th Percentile £538 £513 £513
UK median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 186 155 219
England median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -20.00% -
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.58 £11.25
90th Percentile £51.25 £50.00 £43.90
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year +31.25% -23.81% +7.69%

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 19,449 18,239 22,270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 20.86% 20.64% 22.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 12,154 11,539 14,278
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +5.07% +7.87%
10th Percentile £180 £200 £213
90th Percentile £619 £594 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,372 1,053 1,145
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.06% -
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.67
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £43.75
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.45% +4.55% -

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 August 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 21 August 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 21 August 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 +3 1,093 £400 +5.96% 285
South East +6 687 £375 +11.11% 166
North of England +5 460 £325 - 206
South West +15 310 £375 +15.38% 90
Midlands -1 294 £350 +16.67% 113
North West +9 260 £350 +16.67% 119
West Midlands -3 182 £350 +7.69% 65
East of England -5 167 £338 -3.57% 93
Yorkshire -2 123 £325 -3.70% 70
East Midlands -7 108 £340 +13.33% 48
North East -5 77 £270 -27.61% 17
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 3,007 (99.77%) Windows
2 1,704 (56.54%) Active Directory
3 1,363 (45.22%) Microsoft
4 1,305 (43.30%) VMware
5 823 (27.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 783 (25.98%) VMware Infrastructure
7 756 (25.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 693 (22.99%) Office 365
9 633 (21.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 632 (20.97%) Linux
11 625 (20.74%) PowerShell
12 616 (20.44%) SQL
12 616 (20.44%) SQL Server
13 590 (19.58%) Citrix
14 589 (19.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 572 (18.98%) DNS
16 570 (18.91%) SCCM
17 510 (16.92%) ITIL
18 494 (16.39%) Security Cleared
19 491 (16.29%) Windows 10
20 469 (15.56%) MS Exchange
21 452 (15.00%) Firewall
22 430 (14.27%) Cisco
23 425 (14.10%) Hyper-V
24 413 (13.70%) DHCP
25 404 (13.40%) Finance
26 383 (12.71%) Windows 7
27 364 (12.08%) Migration
28 352 (11.68%) SC Cleared
29 338 (11.21%) Microsoft Office

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
1 469 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 280 (9.29%) IIS
3 213 (7.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 209 (6.93%) SharePoint
5 185 (6.14%) Skype for Business
6 111 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
7 83 (2.75%) Apache
8 58 (1.92%) Tomcat
9 50 (1.66%) Confluence
10 33 (1.09%) WebSphere
11 32 (1.06%) Exchange Server 2007
12 28 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
12 28 (0.93%) JBoss
12 28 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
13 26 (0.86%) WebLogic
14 25 (0.83%) SharePoint Server
15 24 (0.80%) Exchange Server 2003
16 19 (0.63%) IBM Notes
16 19 (0.63%) OpenStack
17 18 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 338 (11.21%) Microsoft Office
2 40 (1.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (0.70%) MS Visio
4 7 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (0.23%) Microsoft Project
4 7 (0.23%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.13%) InfoPath
5 4 (0.13%) Windchill
6 3 (0.100%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.033%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.033%) Autodesk Inventor
Business Applications
1 17 (0.56%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 8 (0.27%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.27%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.13%) ENOVIA
4 4 (0.13%) Oracle EBS
4 4 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
5 3 (0.100%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.100%) Oracle ERP
5 3 (0.100%) Teamcenter
5 3 (0.100%) Towers Watson Igloo
6 2 (0.066%) Concordance
6 2 (0.066%) Relativity
6 2 (0.066%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.033%) Demantra
7 1 (0.033%) Dynamics NAV
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle Procure-to-Pay
7 1 (0.033%) Oracle Retail
7 1 (0.033%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 693 (22.99%) Office 365
2 633 (21.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 317 (10.52%) Amazon AWS
4 131 (4.35%) IaaS
5 107 (3.55%) PaaS
6 104 (3.45%) Azure Active Directory
7 81 (2.69%) SaaS
8 45 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 41 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 29 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
11 27 (0.90%) Mimecast
12 26 (0.86%) OneDrive
13 23 (0.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 23 (0.76%) Datadog
14 22 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
15 20 (0.66%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 17 (0.56%) GitHub
16 17 (0.56%) Yammer
17 16 (0.53%) G Suite
18 15 (0.50%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 572 (18.98%) DNS
2 452 (15.00%) Firewall
3 413 (13.70%) DHCP
4 317 (10.52%) SAN
5 267 (8.86%) TCP/IP
6 241 (8.00%) LAN
7 213 (7.07%) WAN
8 152 (5.04%) VPN
9 147 (4.88%) Skype
10 95 (3.15%) NetScaler
11 93 (3.09%) NAS
12 90 (2.99%) Internet
13 74 (2.46%) VLAN
14 72 (2.39%) SSL
14 72 (2.39%) VoIP
15 67 (2.22%) Remote Desktop
16 65 (2.16%) Wireless
17 59 (1.96%) Network Security
18 49 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
19 40 (1.33%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 616 (20.44%) SQL Server
2 85 (2.82%) Oracle Database
3 82 (2.72%) SQL Server 2016
4 80 (2.65%) SQL Server 2012
5 66 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 48 (1.59%) MySQL
7 45 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
8 42 (1.39%) Oracle Database 11g
9 39 (1.29%) Oracle Database 10g
10 35 (1.16%) PostgreSQL
10 35 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 33 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
11 33 (1.09%) Relational Database
12 32 (1.06%) SQL Server 2005
13 28 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
13 28 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 24 (0.80%) Oracle Reports
15 19 (0.63%) Power BI
16 17 (0.56%) DB2
16 17 (0.56%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 101 (3.35%) Git (software)
2 90 (2.99%) Jenkins
3 82 (2.72%) Team Foundation Server
4 77 (2.55%) JIRA
5 65 (2.16%) Visual Studio
6 62 (2.06%) Selenium
7 50 (1.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 41 (1.36%) Ant
9 39 (1.29%) Vagrant
10 38 (1.26%) TeamCity
11 37 (1.23%) Visual Studio Team System
12 33 (1.09%) HP UFT
13 32 (1.06%) Travis CI
14 30 (1.00%) Octopus Deploy
14 30 (1.00%) SoapUI
15 29 (0.96%) Oracle APEX
15 29 (0.96%) SpecFlow
16 27 (0.90%) Bitbucket
16 27 (0.90%) Subversion
16 27 (0.90%) TestNG
General
1 404 (13.40%) Finance
2 113 (3.75%) Banking
3 70 (2.32%) Retail
4 56 (1.86%) Telecoms
5 44 (1.46%) Law
6 43 (1.43%) Manufacturing
7 38 (1.26%) Back Office
8 34 (1.13%) Legal
9 31 (1.03%) Front Office
10 30 (1.00%) Marketing
11 19 (0.63%) Investment Banking
11 19 (0.63%) Local Government
12 18 (0.60%) Military
13 17 (0.56%) Automotive
13 17 (0.56%) Publishing
14 16 (0.53%) Advertising
15 11 (0.36%) Electronics
16 9 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
17 7 (0.23%) French Language
17 7 (0.23%) Games
Job Titles
1 511 (16.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 342 (11.35%) Support Engineer
3 336 (11.15%) Analyst
4 221 (7.33%) Windows Engineer
5 195 (6.47%) Server Engineer
6 180 (5.97%) Architect
7 176 (5.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 157 (5.21%) DevOps Engineer
9 156 (5.18%) Consultant
10 142 (4.71%) 2nd Line Support
10 142 (4.71%) Desktop Support
11 138 (4.58%) Support Analyst
12 129 (4.28%) Administrator
13 127 (4.21%) IT Support
14 116 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support
15 115 (3.82%) Windows Server Engineer
16 107 (3.55%) IT Engineer
17 85 (2.82%) Infrastructure Support
18 84 (2.79%) Systems Administrator
18 84 (2.79%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 220 (7.30%) .NET
2 150 (4.98%) Web Services
3 104 (3.45%) Middleware
4 64 (2.12%) HTML
5 61 (2.02%) JSON
5 61 (2.02%) XML
6 50 (1.66%) CSS
7 46 (1.53%) ASP.NET
8 42 (1.39%) LDAP
9 40 (1.33%) .NET Framework
10 38 (1.26%) REST
11 34 (1.13%) AngularJS
12 32 (1.06%) Node.js
13 30 (1.00%) jQuery
14 26 (0.86%) X-Windows
15 24 (0.80%) Ajax
15 24 (0.80%) Elastic Stack
16 22 (0.73%) HTML5
17 18 (0.60%) JSP
17 18 (0.60%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 261 (8.66%) Data Centre
2 183 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
3 178 (5.91%) Clustering
4 118 (3.92%) PKI
5 85 (2.82%) Fat Client
5 85 (2.82%) Thin Client
6 69 (2.29%) Self-Motivation
7 63 (2.09%) Computer Science
8 60 (1.99%) Management Information System
9 57 (1.89%) Public Cloud
10 49 (1.63%) Replication
11 34 (1.13%) Blackberry
11 34 (1.13%) Private Cloud
12 30 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
13 26 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
14 25 (0.83%) Video Conferencing
15 24 (0.80%) NHS
16 23 (0.76%) Driving Licence
16 23 (0.76%) iPhone
17 22 (0.73%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 3,007 (99.77%) Windows
2 823 (27.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 756 (25.08%) Windows Server 2008
4 632 (20.97%) Linux
5 491 (16.29%) Windows 10
6 383 (12.71%) Windows 7
7 248 (8.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 195 (6.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 188 (6.24%) Unix
10 98 (3.25%) Windows 8
11 82 (2.72%) CentOS
12 77 (2.55%) Apple iOS
13 65 (2.16%) Windows XP
14 60 (1.99%) Mac OS
15 59 (1.96%) Android
16 51 (1.69%) Ubuntu
17 49 (1.63%) AIX
18 45 (1.49%) Mac OS X
19 37 (1.23%) Solaris
20 20 (0.66%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (19.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 510 (16.92%) ITIL
3 364 (12.08%) Migration
4 291 (9.65%) DevOps
5 265 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
6 227 (7.53%) Problem-Solving
7 150 (4.98%) Configuration Management
8 138 (4.58%) Change Management
9 129 (4.28%) Continuous Integration
10 126 (4.18%) Disaster Recovery
11 113 (3.75%) Service Management
12 112 (3.72%) Server Management
13 101 (3.35%) Service Delivery
14 95 (3.15%) Problem Management
15 94 (3.12%) High Availability
15 94 (3.12%) Load Balancing
16 88 (2.92%) Project Management
17 81 (2.69%) Application Packaging
18 70 (2.32%) ITIL V3
19 68 (2.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 625 (20.74%) PowerShell
2 616 (20.44%) SQL
3 139 (4.61%) Java
4 126 (4.18%) C#
5 113 (3.75%) JavaScript
6 111 (3.68%) Python
7 71 (2.36%) Shell Script
8 68 (2.26%) T-SQL
9 66 (2.19%) VBScript
10 65 (2.16%) Bash Shell
11 55 (1.82%) Perl
12 46 (1.53%) C
13 37 (1.23%) VB
14 35 (1.16%) PL/SQL
15 32 (1.06%) F#
16 27 (0.90%) Ruby
17 14 (0.46%) PHP
18 12 (0.40%) VBA
19 9 (0.30%) C++
19 9 (0.30%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 494 (16.39%) Security Cleared
2 352 (11.68%) SC Cleared
3 293 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 182 (6.04%) MCSE
5 145 (4.81%) Degree
6 139 (4.61%) Cisco Certification
7 111 (3.68%) DV Cleared
8 101 (3.35%) CCNA
9 86 (2.85%) MCSA
10 60 (1.99%) MCITP
10 60 (1.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 50 (1.66%) MCP
12 42 (1.39%) Computer Science Degree
13 40 (1.33%) ITIL Certification
14 37 (1.23%) CCNP
15 34 (1.13%) DBS Check
16 33 (1.09%) BPSS Clearance
17 32 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
18 29 (0.96%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 28 (0.93%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 96 (3.19%) SLA
2 41 (1.36%) GDPR
3 35 (1.16%) QA
4 26 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
6 15 (0.50%) PCI DSS
7 13 (0.43%) PMO
8 10 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 8 (0.27%) 21 CFR Part 11
10 7 (0.23%) JSP 440
11 6 (0.20%) Data Quality
12 5 (0.17%) ISO 9001
13 4 (0.13%) HL7
14 3 (0.100%) GAMP
14 3 (0.100%) ISAE 3402
15 2 (0.066%) FedRAMP
15 2 (0.066%) GCP
15 2 (0.066%) ISO 22301
15 2 (0.066%) ISO 31000
15 2 (0.066%) ISO/IEC 27005
System Software
1 1,704 (56.54%) Active Directory
2 783 (25.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 425 (14.10%) Hyper-V
4 303 (10.05%) XenApp
5 295 (9.79%) VMware ESXi
6 286 (9.49%) vSphere
7 191 (6.34%) XenDesktop
8 164 (5.44%) Microsoft App-V
9 108 (3.58%) Virtual Machines
10 93 (3.09%) Docker
11 62 (2.06%) XenServer
12 46 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
13 45 (1.49%) Virtual Desktop
14 33 (1.09%) VirtualBox
15 28 (0.93%) DFS Replication
16 27 (0.90%) VMware NSX
17 26 (0.86%) VMware Workstation
18 25 (0.83%) Xen
19 22 (0.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 21 (0.70%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 570 (18.91%) SCCM
2 182 (6.04%) SCOM
3 169 (5.61%) WSUS
4 118 (3.92%) Ansible
5 112 (3.72%) Puppet
6 107 (3.55%) vCenter Server
7 102 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
8 100 (3.32%) Terraform
9 94 (3.12%) Microsoft Clustering
10 88 (2.92%) Microsoft Intune
11 67 (2.22%) McAfee ePO
12 60 (1.99%) NetBackup
13 52 (1.73%) AirWatch
14 51 (1.69%) Backup Exec
15 47 (1.56%) Kubernetes
16 43 (1.43%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
17 41 (1.36%) XenMobile
18 38 (1.26%) Failover Clustering
19 35 (1.16%) Packer
19 35 (1.16%) vRealize
Vendors
1 1,363 (45.22%) Microsoft
2 1,305 (43.30%) VMware
3 590 (19.58%) Citrix
4 430 (14.27%) Cisco
5 323 (10.72%) HP
6 255 (8.46%) Oracle
7 163 (5.41%) NetApp
8 152 (5.04%) Red Hat
9 150 (4.98%) McAfee
10 122 (4.05%) Veeam
11 109 (3.62%) Dell
12 106 (3.52%) Apple
13 97 (3.22%) Ivanti
14 93 (3.09%) IBM
15 92 (3.05%) EMC
16 91 (3.02%) Splunk
17 68 (2.26%) Symantec
18 66 (2.19%) SAP
19 60 (1.99%) Google
19 60 (1.99%) SolarWinds