Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 90 65 36
Rank change year-on-year -25 -29 +14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 24 36 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 2.23% 4.55% 5.22%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.91% 17.56% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 16 29
Essex median daily rate £244 £353 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.85% +0.71% -
10th Percentile £174 £308 £216
90th Percentile £431 £475 £450
East of England median daily rate £350 £325 £300
% change year-on-year +7.69% +8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 1
Essex median hourly rate £26.90 £26.22 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.59% +58.91% -59.01%
10th Percentile £24.68 £13.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £40.68 £40.00 £17.25
East of England median hourly rate £18.50 £16.81 £13.50
% change year-on-year +10.09% +24.48% -41.94%

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 406 205 288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 37.80% 25.92% 32.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 118 153
Essex median daily rate £471 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.88% +30.77% -18.75%
10th Percentile £165 £154 £190
90th Percentile £600 £600 £480
East of England median daily rate £400 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +10.34% +3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 38 81
Essex median hourly rate £16.50 £33.25 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.37% +101.50% -13.16%
10th Percentile £12.55 £13.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £23.65 £63.75 £37.02
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £17.75 £16.50
% change year-on-year -7.04% +7.58% -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 17 November 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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +7 4 £325 - 4
Chelmsford - 2 £175 - 3
Colchester -10 1 - - 1
Ingatestone - 1 £163 -
Southend-on-Sea - 1 £425 - 2
Westcliff-on-Sea - 1 £225 -
Braintree - 1 £225 -
Windows Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
3 12 (50.00%) Office 365
4 8 (33.33%) VMware
4 8 (33.33%) DNS
4 8 (33.33%) Linux
4 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 8 (33.33%) Hyper-V
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
5 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
5 7 (29.17%) SonicWALL
5 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
6 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 6 (25.00%) SAN
6 6 (25.00%) vSphere
6 6 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (25.00%) Draytek
6 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
6 6 (25.00%) NAS
7 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
7 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
8 4 (16.67%) .NET
8 4 (16.67%) Web Services
8 4 (16.67%) C#
8 4 (16.67%) NHS
8 4 (16.67%) HL7
8 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services

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 (12.50%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.17%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 12 (50.00%) Office 365
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.17%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (33.33%) DNS
2 6 (25.00%) NAS
2 6 (25.00%) SAN
2 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.33%) DHCP
3 2 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) IPsec
4 1 (4.17%) Skype
4 1 (4.17%) SSL
4 1 (4.17%) VLAN
4 1 (4.17%) VoIP
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (29.17%) SQL Server
2 5 (20.83%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (4.17%) MariaDB
5 1 (4.17%) MySQL
5 1 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 3 (12.50%) Rational Rhapsody
2 1 (4.17%) Maven
General
1 2 (8.33%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Automotive
2 1 (4.17%) Electronics
2 1 (4.17%) Law
2 1 (4.17%) Legal
2 1 (4.17%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.17%) Marketing
2 1 (4.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 9 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Azure Engineer
3 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 6 (25.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) Integration Specialist
4 4 (16.67%) Systems Integration Specialist
5 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.33%) IT Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.17%) DBA
6 1 (4.17%) Operations Manager
6 1 (4.17%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.17%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.17%) Support Specialist
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) .NET
1 4 (16.67%) Web Services
2 3 (12.50%) XML
2 3 (12.50%) XSD
2 3 (12.50%) XSL
3 1 (4.17%) jQuery
3 1 (4.17%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.67%) NHS
2 3 (12.50%) Clustering
3 2 (8.33%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (4.17%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 8 (33.33%) Linux
2 8 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (20.83%) Windows 7
3 5 (20.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (8.33%) Mac OS X
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (8.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (4.17%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (12.50%) Strategic Planning
3 2 (8.33%) Migration
3 2 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (4.17%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (4.17%) Data Management
4 1 (4.17%) DevOps
4 1 (4.17%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.17%) High Availability
4 1 (4.17%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (20.83%) JavaScript
2 4 (16.67%) C#
3 3 (12.50%) PowerShell
3 3 (12.50%) SQL
4 1 (4.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) MCSA
1 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) HL7
2 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 15 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 6 (25.00%) VMware ESXi
3 6 (25.00%) vSphere
4 2 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (4.17%) VirtualBox
5 1 (4.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Failover Clustering
1 3 (12.50%) SCCM
2 1 (4.17%) Backup Exec
2 1 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 8 (33.33%) VMware
2 7 (29.17%) Microsoft
2 7 (29.17%) SonicWALL
3 6 (25.00%) Draytek
4 3 (12.50%) InterSystems
5 2 (8.33%) Apple
5 2 (8.33%) CommVault
5 2 (8.33%) HP
6 1 (4.17%) Aruba
6 1 (4.17%) Cisco
6 1 (4.17%) Citrix
6 1 (4.17%) D-Link
6 1 (4.17%) Fortinet
6 1 (4.17%) NETGEAR
6 1 (4.17%) SAP
6 1 (4.17%) Sophos
6 1 (4.17%) Symantec
6 1 (4.17%) Twitter
6 1 (4.17%) Veeam
6 1 (4.17%) Veritas