Period
to 5 June 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hampshire 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 5 June 2020 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
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
5 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 20 43 21
Rank change year-on-year +23 -22 +18
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 129 180 278
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Hampshire 7.32% 5.16% 7.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.16% 17.80% 27.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 125 123
Median daily rate £425 £396 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.32% +5.60% +13.64%
10th Percentile £137 £268 £205
90th Percentile £528 £508 £488
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £350
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 15
Median hourly rate £19.50 £37.45 £42.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.93% -11.72% +182.80%
10th Percentile £18.15 £21.07 £17.65
90th Percentile £40.30 £54.63 £47.70
South East median hourly rate £19.50 £22.93 £18.11
% change year-on-year -14.96% +26.62% +9.76%

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 Hampshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Hampshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 475 1,011 1,014
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 26.94% 29.00% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 623 537
Median daily rate £401 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.76% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £135 £264 £203
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
South East median daily rate £400 £425 £413
% change year-on-year -5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 88 81
Median hourly rate £19.50 £16.77 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.28% -22.00% +48.79%
10th Percentile £11.82 £9.89 £10.40
90th Percentile £52.13 £54.13 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +16.67%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

Job postings citing Windows Server as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Hampshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Hampshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in Hampshire.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server in Hampshire

Windows Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in Hampshire over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Hampshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hampshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in Hampshire.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Hampshire

Windows Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in Hampshire

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server in Hampshire over the 6 months to 5 June 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in Hampshire

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in Hampshire

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 Hampshire region over the 6 months to 5 June 2020. 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
Havant +8 27 £469 -19.70%
Southampton +2 19 £363 -5.84% 2
Portsmouth +17 13 £280 -32.12% 2
Hook +21 12 £440 +30.37%
Farnborough +16 8 £413 -8.33% 6
Winchester -12 7 £513 +34.87%
Gosport - 7 £425 -
Basingstoke +25 6 £500 +33.33% 4
Fareham +17 4 £425 +54.55% 2
Fleet +15 3 £350 -12.50%
Bordon - 2 - -
Andover -4 1 - - 1
Windows Server
South East

For the 6 months to 5 June 2020, 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 129 (100.00%) Windows
2 95 (73.64%) Active Directory
3 71 (55.04%) VMware
4 61 (47.29%) Microsoft
5 53 (41.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 49 (37.98%) Office 365
7 41 (31.78%) PowerShell
8 36 (27.91%) DNS
9 35 (27.13%) DHCP
9 35 (27.13%) Security Cleared
10 34 (26.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (26.36%) Azure
11 31 (24.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 28 (21.71%) Data Centre
13 27 (20.93%) Citrix
14 26 (20.16%) Firewall
14 26 (20.16%) Windows Server 2016
15 24 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
16 23 (17.83%) Migration
16 23 (17.83%) Windows 7
16 23 (17.83%) High Availability
17 22 (17.05%) Skype
17 22 (17.05%) MS Exchange
18 21 (16.28%) Microsoft Office
18 21 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
18 21 (16.28%) Hyper-V
19 20 (15.50%) DV Cleared
20 19 (14.73%) SQL
20 19 (14.73%) Disaster Recovery
20 19 (14.73%) Windows 10

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 22 (17.05%) MS Exchange
2 16 (12.40%) Skype for Business
3 14 (10.85%) SharePoint
4 10 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (1.55%) Confluence
5 2 (1.55%) nginx
6 1 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.78%) IBM Notes
6 1 (0.78%) IIS
6 1 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 21 (16.28%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (8.53%) Microsoft Project
3 10 (7.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 10 (7.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 10 (7.75%) MS Visio
4 8 (6.20%) Acrobat
4 8 (6.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (7.75%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.55%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 49 (37.98%) Office 365
2 34 (26.36%) Azure
3 10 (7.75%) AWS
4 8 (6.20%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (4.65%) Yammer
6 4 (3.10%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 4 (3.10%) SaaS
7 3 (2.33%) GitHub
8 1 (0.78%) Asana
Communications & Networking
1 36 (27.91%) DNS
2 35 (27.13%) DHCP
3 26 (20.16%) Firewall
4 22 (17.05%) Skype
5 15 (11.63%) PBX
6 13 (10.08%) TCP/IP
6 13 (10.08%) VPN
7 11 (8.53%) Internet
7 11 (8.53%) SNMP
7 11 (8.53%) VoIP
7 11 (8.53%) WAN
8 10 (7.75%) Remote Desktop
8 10 (7.75%) WebEx
9 8 (6.20%) SMTP
10 6 (4.65%) VLAN
11 5 (3.88%) Unified Communications
12 4 (3.10%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (3.10%) SAN
13 3 (2.33%) Kerberos
13 3 (2.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.43%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.88%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.55%) EDRMS
3 2 (1.55%) MySQL
3 2 (1.55%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database 12c
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (0.78%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.65%) MSI
2 5 (3.88%) JIRA
3 3 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (2.33%) Git (software)
3 3 (2.33%) GitLab
3 3 (2.33%) Jenkins
3 3 (2.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (1.55%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.78%) Ant
5 1 (0.78%) Eclipse
5 1 (0.78%) LoadRunner
5 1 (0.78%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (0.78%) Selenium
5 1 (0.78%) SoapUI
5 1 (0.78%) SpecFlow
5 1 (0.78%) TestNG
5 1 (0.78%) Toad
General
1 3 (2.33%) Public Sector
2 2 (1.55%) Finance
2 2 (1.55%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.78%) Automotive
3 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.78%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 16 (12.40%) Analyst
1 16 (12.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (11.63%) Wintel Engineer
3 11 (8.53%) Consultant
4 10 (7.75%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (6.98%) Administrator
5 9 (6.98%) Desktop Support
6 7 (5.43%) Architect
6 7 (5.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 6 (4.65%) Help Desk Support
7 6 (4.65%) Infrastructure Architect
7 6 (4.65%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.65%) Systems Administrator
7 6 (4.65%) Test Analyst
8 5 (3.88%) 2nd Line Desktop Support
8 5 (3.88%) IT Support
8 5 (3.88%) Technical Consultant
9 4 (3.10%) 1st/2nd Line Desktop Support
9 4 (3.10%) DV Cleared Test Analyst
9 4 (3.10%) Infrastructure Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.85%) .NET
2 9 (6.98%) LDAP
3 6 (4.65%) Middleware
4 3 (2.33%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (2.33%) gRPC
4 3 (2.33%) REST
4 3 (2.33%) RESTful
4 3 (2.33%) Swagger
5 2 (1.55%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (21.71%) Data Centre
2 18 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (13.95%) PKI
3 13 (10.08%) Clustering
4 9 (6.98%) Blackberry
4 9 (6.98%) PDA
5 7 (5.43%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.88%) Client/Server
7 4 (3.10%) Cloud Native
8 3 (2.33%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.33%) Replication
9 2 (1.55%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.55%) NHS
9 2 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.78%) Life Science
10 1 (0.78%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 129 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (26.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (24.03%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (20.16%) Windows Server 2016
5 24 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (17.83%) Windows 7
7 19 (14.73%) Windows 10
8 17 (13.18%) Windows Server 2019
9 16 (12.40%) Linux
10 11 (8.53%) Windows Vista
11 10 (7.75%) Windows 2000
11 10 (7.75%) Windows XP
12 7 (5.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (3.88%) Apple iOS
14 4 (3.10%) AIX
14 4 (3.10%) Unix
15 3 (2.33%) CentOS
15 3 (2.33%) Mac OS
15 3 (2.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 3 (2.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (17.83%) High Availability
1 23 (17.83%) Migration
2 19 (14.73%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (13.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 17 (13.18%) Problem-Solving
3 17 (13.18%) Validation
4 15 (11.63%) Configuration Management
4 15 (11.63%) ITSM
5 9 (6.98%) ITIL
5 9 (6.98%) Project Delivery
6 8 (6.20%) DevOps
6 8 (6.20%) Incident Management
6 8 (6.20%) Server Building
6 8 (6.20%) Service Delivery
6 8 (6.20%) Test Automation
7 7 (5.43%) Fault Management
7 7 (5.43%) Network Design
7 7 (5.43%) Service Management
8 5 (3.88%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.10%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (31.78%) PowerShell
2 19 (14.73%) SQL
3 6 (4.65%) Bash Shell
3 6 (4.65%) Python
4 3 (2.33%) C#
4 3 (2.33%) Go
4 3 (2.33%) Perl
5 2 (1.55%) Java
6 1 (0.78%) F#
Qualifications
1 35 (27.13%) Security Cleared
2 21 (16.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 20 (15.50%) DV Cleared
4 17 (13.18%) SC Cleared
5 7 (5.43%) MCSE
6 6 (4.65%) CCNA
6 6 (4.65%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (3.10%) ISEB
7 4 (3.10%) ISTQB
7 4 (3.10%) MCSA
8 3 (2.33%) Degree
9 2 (1.55%) APMP
9 2 (1.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.78%) CCNP
10 1 (0.78%) CCSA
10 1 (0.78%) CCSE
10 1 (0.78%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (0.78%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.78%) HND
10 1 (0.78%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.55%) NCSC
2 2 (1.55%) QA
3 1 (0.78%) GDPR
3 1 (0.78%) IFRS
System Software
1 95 (73.64%) Active Directory
2 53 (41.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (16.28%) Hyper-V
4 15 (11.63%) vSphere
5 6 (4.65%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (4.65%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.65%) XenApp
6 4 (3.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (3.10%) Virtual Desktop
7 3 (2.33%) Docker
7 3 (2.33%) NFS
8 2 (1.55%) Firmware
8 2 (1.55%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
Systems Management
1 15 (11.63%) Microsoft Clustering
2 12 (9.30%) Failover Clustering
3 10 (7.75%) ServiceCenter
3 10 (7.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 9 (6.98%) SCCM
5 8 (6.20%) HP Quality Center
6 7 (5.43%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 6 (4.65%) Terraform
8 4 (3.10%) PowerCLI
8 4 (3.10%) SCOM
8 4 (3.10%) vCenter Server
9 3 (2.33%) Ansible
9 3 (2.33%) Grafana
9 3 (2.33%) Kubernetes
9 3 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (2.33%) Prometheus
9 3 (2.33%) Puppet
9 3 (2.33%) vRealize
9 3 (2.33%) WSUS
9 3 (2.33%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 71 (55.04%) VMware
2 61 (47.29%) Microsoft
3 27 (20.93%) Citrix
4 18 (13.95%) HP
5 15 (11.63%) Oracle
6 12 (9.30%) Sonus
7 11 (8.53%) Remedy
8 10 (7.75%) Apple
8 10 (7.75%) Bomgar
8 10 (7.75%) McAfee
8 10 (7.75%) Peregrine
9 8 (6.20%) Adobe
9 8 (6.20%) Cisco
10 6 (4.65%) Lumension
11 5 (3.88%) EMC
12 3 (2.33%) Atlassian
12 3 (2.33%) Dell
12 3 (2.33%) Splunk
13 2 (1.55%) SonicWALL
13 2 (1.55%) Veeam