Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 16 July 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
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 58 67 25
Rank change year-on-year +9 -42 +12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 31 37 67
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.98% 4.15% 7.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.60% 11.78% 24.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 20 37
Essex median daily rate £325 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +17.86% +3.70%
10th Percentile £206 £300 £190
90th Percentile £425 £508 £450
East of England median daily rate £300 £330 £350
% change year-on-year -9.09% -5.71% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 2
Essex median hourly rate £34.70 £13.00 £150.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +166.92% -91.33% +538.30%
10th Percentile £24.77 £13.00 £145.00
90th Percentile £126.88 £15.80 £155.00
East of England median hourly rate £25.50 £15.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +64.52% -3.13% -30.43%

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 Essex with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 228 314 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 29.31% 35.24% 29.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 196 115
Essex median daily rate £443 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.12% +30.77% -14.47%
10th Percentile £207 £253 £163
90th Percentile £600 £575 £445
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 34 95
Essex median hourly rate £26.00 £33.75 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.96% +104.55% -23.26%
10th Percentile £15.75 £12.20 £14.70
90th Percentile £75.00 £63.75 £32.70
East of England median hourly rate £15.86 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year -9.37% +6.06% -5.71%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Essex

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Essex

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Essex over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Essex

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Essex

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Essex

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Essex over the 6 months to 16 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in Essex

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in Essex

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 Essex region over the 6 months to 16 July 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
Colchester -4 6 £325 -25.71% 1
Chelmsford -6 2 £338 +5.47%
Braintree - 2 £225 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £250 - 2
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 £225 -
Witham - 1 £382 -
Windows Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 Essex region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (67.74%) Active Directory
3 15 (48.39%) SCCM
4 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
5 9 (29.03%) SCOM
5 9 (29.03%) Linux
6 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
7 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
8 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
8 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
9 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
9 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
9 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
9 5 (16.13%) VMware
10 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 4 (12.90%) HL7
10 4 (12.90%) Firewall
10 4 (12.90%) .NET
10 4 (12.90%) Web Services
10 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
10 4 (12.90%) NHS
10 4 (12.90%) Citrix
10 4 (12.90%) C#
10 4 (12.90%) Office 365
11 3 (9.68%) Failover Clustering

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 4 (12.90%) MS Exchange
2 3 (9.68%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.90%) Firewall
2 2 (6.45%) DHCP
2 2 (6.45%) DNS
2 2 (6.45%) VLAN
2 2 (6.45%) VoIP
2 2 (6.45%) VPN
3 1 (3.23%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (3.23%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) IPsec
3 1 (3.23%) LAN
3 1 (3.23%) Network Security
3 1 (3.23%) SSL
3 1 (3.23%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.23%) WAN
3 1 (3.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.23%) MariaDB
5 1 (3.23%) MySQL
5 1 (3.23%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (9.68%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (6.45%) Maven
2 2 (6.45%) MSI
General
1 3 (9.68%) Finance
1 3 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 2 (6.45%) Electronics
2 2 (6.45%) Manufacturing
2 2 (6.45%) Marketing
3 1 (3.23%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 11 (35.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) Windows Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) SCCM Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Integration Specialist
5 4 (12.90%) SCCM Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Support Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Systems Integration Specialist
6 3 (9.68%) IT Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Server Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Windows Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Administrator
7 2 (6.45%) Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Consultant
7 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Linux Support
7 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (6.45%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.90%) .NET
1 4 (12.90%) Web Services
2 3 (9.68%) XML
2 3 (9.68%) XSD
2 3 (9.68%) XSL
3 1 (3.23%) jQuery
3 1 (3.23%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Data Centre
2 4 (12.90%) NHS
3 3 (9.68%) Clustering
4 2 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.23%) Blackberry
5 1 (3.23%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 31 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (29.03%) Linux
3 8 (25.81%) Windows 7
4 7 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (22.58%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
6 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (6.45%) Mac OS X
7 2 (6.45%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.23%) Mac OS
8 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (9.68%) Configuration Management
1 3 (9.68%) Strategic Planning
2 2 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (6.45%) DevOps
2 2 (6.45%) Digital Marketing
2 2 (6.45%) Programme Management
2 2 (6.45%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.23%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.23%) IT Strategy
3 1 (3.23%) ITIL
3 1 (3.23%) Migration
3 1 (3.23%) Server Building
3 1 (3.23%) Service Management
3 1 (3.23%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (3.23%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
1 5 (16.13%) PowerShell
2 4 (12.90%) C#
3 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.23%) MCITP
1 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.90%) HL7
2 1 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 21 (67.74%) Active Directory
2 3 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (9.68%) XenApp
3 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.45%) VirtualBox
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (48.39%) SCCM
2 9 (29.03%) SCOM
3 3 (9.68%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 12 (38.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (19.35%) Red Hat
3 5 (16.13%) VMware
4 4 (12.90%) Citrix
5 3 (9.68%) InterSystems
6 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.45%) CommVault
6 2 (6.45%) HP
6 2 (6.45%) SAP
7 1 (3.23%) AlienVault
7 1 (3.23%) Apple
7 1 (3.23%) Aruba
7 1 (3.23%) Cisco
7 1 (3.23%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.23%) Mercator
7 1 (3.23%) NETGEAR
7 1 (3.23%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.23%) Symantec
7 1 (3.23%) Twitter