Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 72 69 35
Rank change year-on-year -3 -34 +13
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 30 35 45
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 3.06% 4.13% 4.98%
As % of the Operating Systems category 8.50% 15.02% 16.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 16 26
Essex median daily rate £325 £413 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +17.86% -
10th Percentile £198 £313 £238
90th Percentile £438 £550 £438
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £338
% change year-on-year +7.69% -3.70% +5.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 0
Essex median hourly rate £34.70 £26.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.46% - -
East of England median hourly rate £22.00 £16.81 £13.50
% change year-on-year +30.91% +24.48% -41.30%

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 353 233 273
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 36.06% 27.51% 30.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 132 121
Essex median daily rate £450 £450 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +38.46% -13.33%
10th Percentile £165 £214 £163
90th Percentile £600 £597 £488
East of England median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 39 96
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £33.17 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.25% +101.00% -43.10%
10th Percentile £14.05 £12.77 £14.00
90th Percentile £71.88 £63.75 £34.88
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -8.33% +9.09% -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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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
Basildon +4 4 £325 - 3
Colchester -9 3 £450 -
Braintree - 2 £225 - 1
Chelmsford - 1 - - 2
Ingatestone - 1 £163 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £425 - 1
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 £225 -
Windows Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 25 September 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 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 14 (46.67%) Linux
4 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
4 11 (36.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 10 (33.33%) SCCM
6 9 (30.00%) DNS
6 9 (30.00%) VMware
6 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (30.00%) Office 365
7 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
7 7 (23.33%) SCOM
7 7 (23.33%) SonicWALL
7 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
8 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
8 6 (20.00%) SAN
8 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
8 6 (20.00%) Draytek
8 6 (20.00%) NAS
8 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
8 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
8 6 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (20.00%) vSphere
8 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
9 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
9 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
10 4 (13.33%) .NET

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 3 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (6.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 9 (30.00%) Office 365
2 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) DNS
2 6 (20.00%) NAS
2 6 (20.00%) SAN
2 6 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (10.00%) DHCP
4 1 (3.33%) Firewall
4 1 (3.33%) Internet
4 1 (3.33%) IPsec
4 1 (3.33%) SSL
4 1 (3.33%) VLAN
4 1 (3.33%) VoIP
4 1 (3.33%) VPN
4 1 (3.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (16.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (13.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (3.33%) MariaDB
5 1 (3.33%) MySQL
5 1 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (3.33%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (10.00%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (3.33%) Maven
General
1 1 (3.33%) Automotive
1 1 (3.33%) Electronics
1 1 (3.33%) Finance
1 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.33%) Marketing
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (33.33%) Support Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Azure Engineer
3 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 4 (13.33%) Integration Specialist
4 4 (13.33%) Systems Integration Specialist
5 3 (10.00%) Server Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Consultant
6 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) IT Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Active Directory Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Data Centre Operations Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Data Centre Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Operations Analyst
7 1 (3.33%) Infrastructure Operations Engineer
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) .NET
1 4 (13.33%) Web Services
2 3 (10.00%) XML
2 3 (10.00%) XSD
2 3 (10.00%) XSL
3 1 (3.33%) jQuery
3 1 (3.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.67%) Data Centre
2 4 (13.33%) NHS
3 3 (10.00%) Clustering
4 2 (6.67%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (3.33%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (46.67%) Linux
3 9 (30.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 6 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (6.67%) Mac OS X
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 10
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (13.33%) Configuration Management
3 3 (10.00%) Migration
3 3 (10.00%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (6.67%) Server Management
4 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 2 (6.67%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (3.33%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.33%) Data Management
5 1 (3.33%) DevOps
5 1 (3.33%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (3.33%) High Availability
5 1 (3.33%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.33%) ITIL
5 1 (3.33%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.33%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 4 (13.33%) C#
3 3 (10.00%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.00%) SQL
4 1 (3.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (3.33%) MCSA
1 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (3.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) HL7
2 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 7 (23.33%) Hyper-V
3 6 (20.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (20.00%) vSphere
4 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.33%) VirtualBox
5 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (33.33%) SCCM
2 7 (23.33%) SCOM
3 3 (10.00%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (36.67%) Microsoft
2 9 (30.00%) VMware
3 7 (23.33%) SonicWALL
4 6 (20.00%) Draytek
4 6 (20.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (10.00%) InterSystems
6 2 (6.67%) Apple
6 2 (6.67%) CommVault
6 2 (6.67%) HP
7 1 (3.33%) Aruba
7 1 (3.33%) Citrix
7 1 (3.33%) Fortinet
7 1 (3.33%) Mercator
7 1 (3.33%) NETGEAR
7 1 (3.33%) SAP
7 1 (3.33%) Twitter