Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 23 January 2019 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
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 41 63 70
Rank change year-on-year +22 +7 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 56 37 23
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 3.93% 2.39% 1.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 15.64% 11.67% 8.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 21 15
Hertfordshire median daily rate £388 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.81% +3.85% +4.00%
10th Percentile £200 £153 £156
90th Percentile £500 £575 £483
East of England median daily rate £350 £313 £300
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 2
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £27.00 £16.81 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +60.67% -1.15% +13.33%
10th Percentile £18.05 £15.79 £15.80
90th Percentile £41.55 £21.09 £18.60
East of England median hourly rate £19.50 £26.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -25.00% +57.58% -43.64%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 358 317 281
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 25.12% 20.45% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 158 137
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £138 £154 £150
90th Percentile £475 £555 £525
East of England median daily rate £380 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +8.57% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 43 20
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £12.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.90% +13.73% -17.74%
10th Percentile £11.70 £10.78 £10.00
90th Percentile £44.35 £47.25 £17.40
East of England median hourly rate £16.50 £23.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year -28.26% +39.39% -7.04%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Hertfordshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Hertfordshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Hertfordshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Hertfordshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Hertfordshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in Hertfordshire

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

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 Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 January 2019. 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
Watford +21 15 £350 +9.80% 2
Stevenage 0 11 £420 +43.59% 5
Hatfield +8 6 £500 -9.09% 11
Hemel Hempstead -1 4 - - 4
Borehamwood - 2 £375 - 7
Bishop's Stortford -1 1 £170 -50.44%
Welwyn Garden City -4 1 £425 +41.67%
Waltham Cross - 1 £350 - 1
St Albans - 1 £140 - 3
Windows Server
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 January 2019, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (80.36%) Active Directory
3 31 (55.36%) Microsoft
4 27 (48.21%) VMware
5 21 (37.50%) Migration
5 21 (37.50%) DNS
6 17 (30.36%) PowerShell
6 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2008
7 15 (26.79%) Windows 10
7 15 (26.79%) DHCP
7 15 (26.79%) Firewall
8 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 14 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 13 (23.21%) Office 365
9 13 (23.21%) Windows 7
9 13 (23.21%) SQL Server
9 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
11 11 (19.64%) Citrix
12 10 (17.86%) NHS
12 10 (17.86%) LIMS
12 10 (17.86%) SharePoint
12 10 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
12 10 (17.86%) PACS
12 10 (17.86%) e-Health
12 10 (17.86%) Health Informatics
12 10 (17.86%) HL7
12 10 (17.86%) Data Migration
12 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 (17.86%) SharePoint
2 6 (10.71%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.14%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (23.21%) Office 365
2 3 (5.36%) OneDrive
3 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.57%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (37.50%) DNS
2 15 (26.79%) DHCP
2 15 (26.79%) Firewall
3 8 (14.29%) Remote Desktop
4 4 (7.14%) FTP
4 4 (7.14%) HTTP
4 4 (7.14%) HTTPS
4 4 (7.14%) Internet
5 3 (5.36%) LAN
5 3 (5.36%) Skype
5 3 (5.36%) WAN
6 2 (3.57%) SAN
7 1 (1.79%) BIG-IP
7 1 (1.79%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.79%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.79%) VoIP
7 1 (1.79%) Wireless
7 1 (1.79%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (23.21%) SQL Server
2 10 (17.86%) Electronic Patient Records
3 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.57%) MySQL
6 1 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 2 (3.57%) Back Office
1 2 (3.57%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.79%) Marketing
2 1 (1.79%) Military
2 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (17.86%) Analyst
2 10 (17.86%) Support Engineer
3 9 (16.07%) Consultant
4 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support
5 5 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.93%) Active Directory Consultant
5 5 (8.93%) Active Directory Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) IT Engineer
5 5 (8.93%) IT Support
6 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 4 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 4 (7.14%) Architect
6 4 (7.14%) Systems Analyst
7 3 (5.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Active Directory Support
7 3 (5.36%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (5.36%) VMware Engineer
7 3 (5.36%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (14.29%) LDAP
2 6 (10.71%) .NET
3 2 (3.57%) REST
4 1 (1.79%) SAML
4 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.86%) e-Health
1 10 (17.86%) LIMS
1 10 (17.86%) NHS
1 10 (17.86%) PACS
2 4 (7.14%) PKI
3 3 (5.36%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.57%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.79%) Clustering
5 1 (1.79%) Handset
5 1 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.79%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (100.00%) Windows
2 17 (30.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (26.79%) Windows 10
4 14 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (23.21%) Windows 7
6 12 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (16.07%) Linux
8 3 (5.36%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.57%) Apple iOS
9 2 (3.57%) Unix
10 1 (1.79%) CentOS
10 1 (1.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (37.50%) Migration
2 14 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 12 (21.43%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (17.86%) Analytics
4 10 (17.86%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (17.86%) Data Migration
4 10 (17.86%) Health Informatics
4 10 (17.86%) Informatics
5 8 (14.29%) Server Patching
6 7 (12.50%) Incident Management
7 5 (8.93%) ITIL
7 5 (8.93%) Project Management
8 4 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (7.14%) Change Management
8 4 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (7.14%) Load Balancing
8 4 (7.14%) Task-Oriented
9 3 (5.36%) Commercial Awareness
9 3 (5.36%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 3 (5.36%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 17 (30.36%) PowerShell
2 7 (12.50%) SQL
3 4 (7.14%) VBScript
4 3 (5.36%) Java
4 3 (5.36%) JavaScript
4 3 (5.36%) Perl
5 2 (3.57%) C
5 2 (3.57%) VBA
6 1 (1.79%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (17.86%) Security Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) CNE
3 3 (5.36%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.36%) MCP
3 3 (5.36%) MCSE
3 3 (5.36%) Novell Certification
3 3 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) CCNA
4 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (3.57%) Degree
5 1 (1.79%) CEH
5 1 (1.79%) CISSP
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.79%) GIAC
5 1 (1.79%) MCSA
5 1 (1.79%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (17.86%) HL7
2 4 (7.14%) SLA
3 1 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (80.36%) Active Directory
2 8 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (10.71%) XenApp
5 5 (8.93%) vSphere
6 4 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
6 4 (7.14%) VMware NSX
6 4 (7.14%) XenDesktop
7 3 (5.36%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.79%) Docker
8 1 (1.79%) Firmware
8 1 (1.79%) Hyper-V
8 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.79%) Terminal Server
8 1 (1.79%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 5 (8.93%) SCCM
2 4 (7.14%) NetBackup
2 4 (7.14%) WSUS
3 3 (5.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (5.36%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (5.36%) vCenter Server
3 3 (5.36%) vRealize
3 3 (5.36%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 1 (1.79%) AirWatch
4 1 (1.79%) Docker Swarm
4 1 (1.79%) EnCase
4 1 (1.79%) Hyperic
4 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
4 1 (1.79%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.79%) Puppet
Vendors
1 31 (55.36%) Microsoft
2 27 (48.21%) VMware
3 11 (19.64%) Citrix
4 8 (14.29%) Symantec
5 5 (8.93%) HP
5 5 (8.93%) Oracle
5 5 (8.93%) Sophos
6 4 (7.14%) CA
6 4 (7.14%) F5
6 4 (7.14%) McAfee
6 4 (7.14%) Veeam
7 3 (5.36%) Cisco
7 3 (5.36%) Palo Alto
7 3 (5.36%) Remedy
8 2 (3.57%) Apple
9 1 (1.79%) BT
9 1 (1.79%) Intel
9 1 (1.79%) Juniper
9 1 (1.79%) Mitel
9 1 (1.79%) NetApp