Period
to 15 December 2017

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 15 December 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
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 49 40
Rank change year-on-year -6 -9 +16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 38 32 47
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.03% 3.81% 4.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.54% 12.21% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 17 31
Essex median daily rate £350 £350 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +16.67% -21.05%
10th Percentile £306 £238 £185
90th Percentile £525 £423 £475
East of England median daily rate £320 £300 £320
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% -4.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 2 3
Essex median hourly rate £26.44 £16.50 £40.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.24% -59.01% +168.33%
10th Percentile £13.00 £15.75 £28.45
90th Percentile £40.00 £17.25 £43.65
East of England median hourly rate £16.81 £13.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year +24.48% -42.55% +11.90%

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 185 262 309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 24.47% 31.19% 27.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 137 139
Essex median daily rate £400 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.08% -18.75% -5.88%
10th Percentile £140 £220 £183
90th Percentile £600 £488 £575
East of England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 73 76
Essex median hourly rate £37.00 £16.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +124.24% -13.16% +15.15%
10th Percentile £15.75 £15.75 £15.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £39.75 £40.50
East of England median hourly rate £26.44 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +60.24% -5.71% +6.06%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 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
Witham +2 12 £338 -38.64%
Colchester +10 5 £563 +87.50%
Brentwood -17 3 - -
Basildon - 3 £140 - 2
Maldon - 3 £120 -
Harlow +2 1 £375 +25.00%
Windows Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 15 December 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 Essex region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 31 (81.58%) Active Directory
3 26 (68.42%) Microsoft
4 19 (50.00%) VMware
5 17 (44.74%) SCCM
5 17 (44.74%) SQL Server
6 16 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (34.21%) vSphere
9 12 (31.58%) Fibre Channel
10 10 (26.32%) Firewall
10 10 (26.32%) HP
10 10 (26.32%) Cisco
10 10 (26.32%) MS Exchange
10 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
11 9 (23.68%) vCenter Server
11 9 (23.68%) DFS Replication
11 9 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2013
11 9 (23.68%) Linux
11 9 (23.68%) Juniper
11 9 (23.68%) SAN
11 9 (23.68%) Clearswift
11 9 (23.68%) Huawei
12 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
12 8 (21.05%) Wireshark
12 8 (21.05%) iSCSI
12 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
12 8 (21.05%) IPsec
12 8 (21.05%) Finance
12 8 (21.05%) VRRP

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 10 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 9 (23.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (21.05%) Skype for Business
4 5 (13.16%) IIS
5 2 (5.26%) MS Project Server
6 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (10.53%) OneDrive
2 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) Fibre Channel
2 10 (26.32%) Firewall
3 9 (23.68%) SAN
4 8 (21.05%) BGP
4 8 (21.05%) DHCP
4 8 (21.05%) DNS
4 8 (21.05%) HSRP
4 8 (21.05%) IPsec
4 8 (21.05%) iSCSI
4 8 (21.05%) Junos
4 8 (21.05%) NX-OS
4 8 (21.05%) OSPF
4 8 (21.05%) Skype
4 8 (21.05%) SNMP
4 8 (21.05%) SSL
4 8 (21.05%) VPN
4 8 (21.05%) VRRP
4 8 (21.05%) Wireshark
5 5 (13.16%) LAN
5 5 (13.16%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (44.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (21.05%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (7.89%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 8 (21.05%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (2.63%) Automotive
3 1 (2.63%) Billing
3 1 (2.63%) French Language
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Analyst
2 11 (28.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Wintel Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (15.79%) Systems Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Active Directory Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Server Analyst
6 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Wintel Server Analyst
7 3 (7.89%) 1st Line Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (7.89%) 1st Line Support Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) IT Manager
8 2 (5.26%) Network Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Production Support Analyst
8 2 (5.26%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (18.42%) 802.1X
2 3 (7.89%) .NET
3 2 (5.26%) HTML
4 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (26.32%) Data Centre
2 3 (7.89%) PKI
3 2 (5.26%) Client/Server
3 2 (5.26%) Clustering
3 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.26%) Replication
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.63%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 38 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (23.68%) Linux
5 5 (13.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.89%) Windows XP
7 2 (5.26%) OpenVMS
7 2 (5.26%) Unix
7 2 (5.26%) VMS
7 2 (5.26%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.63%) Windows 10
8 1 (2.63%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.63%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (15.79%) ITIL
2 5 (13.16%) Server Building
3 4 (10.53%) ITSM
4 3 (7.89%) Change Management
4 3 (7.89%) IT Strategy
4 3 (7.89%) Performance Measurement
4 3 (7.89%) Service Management
4 3 (7.89%) Vulnerability Management
5 2 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 2 (5.26%) Change Control
5 2 (5.26%) High Availability
5 2 (5.26%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 2 (5.26%) Patch Management
5 2 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (5.26%) Release Management
5 2 (5.26%) SDLC
5 2 (5.26%) Software Delivery
5 2 (5.26%) Time Management
5 2 (5.26%) Two-Factor Authentication
6 1 (2.63%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
3 2 (5.26%) T-SQL
3 2 (5.26%) VBA
4 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
2 1 (2.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) GDPR
System Software
1 31 (81.58%) Active Directory
2 13 (34.21%) vSphere
3 9 (23.68%) DFS Replication
4 8 (21.05%) NFS
4 8 (21.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (2.63%) Terminal Server
6 1 (2.63%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.63%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.63%) XenApp
6 1 (2.63%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 17 (44.74%) SCCM
2 9 (23.68%) vCenter Server
3 8 (21.05%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (5.26%) PowerCLI
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.63%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 19 (50.00%) VMware
3 10 (26.32%) Cisco
3 10 (26.32%) HP
4 9 (23.68%) Clearswift
4 9 (23.68%) Huawei
4 9 (23.68%) Juniper
5 8 (21.05%) McAfee
5 8 (21.05%) NetApp
6 5 (13.16%) Red Hat
7 3 (7.89%) Brocade
7 3 (7.89%) Citrix
7 3 (7.89%) CommVault
7 3 (7.89%) IBM
8 2 (5.26%) F5
9 1 (2.63%) Oracle
9 1 (2.63%) Siemens
9 1 (2.63%) Sophos