Period
to 20 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Windows Server 2016 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2016 over the 6 months to 20 September 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 2016
England > London
6 months to
20 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 240 343 323
Rank change year-on-year +103 -20 +169
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 109 261 355
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.83% 0.67% 0.77%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.90% 3.75% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 188 257
Median daily rate £418 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.38% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £248 £175 £187
90th Percentile £538 £500 £547
England median daily rate £400 £375 £395
% change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +12.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 8 11
Median hourly rate £43.00 £38.56 £42.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.53% -8.78% -11.63%
10th Percentile £26.75 £20.00 £18.50
90th Percentile £49.01 £49.15 £47.83
England median hourly rate £35.00 £27.75 £42.27
% change year-on-year +26.13% -34.34% -6.08%

Windows Server 2016 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 London with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 2,226 6,964 9,288
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.96% 17.93% 20.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,452 4,904 6,557
Median daily rate £485 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% -2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £250 £173 £200
90th Percentile £660 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £425 £438
% change year-on-year +5.88% -2.86% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 194 304
Median hourly rate £35.00 £20.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +70.73% +9.63% -6.50%
10th Percentile £17.13 £12.58 £13.00
90th Percentile £49.79 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

Windows Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2016 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2016 in London

Windows Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in London.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2016 in London

Windows Server 2016
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in London over the 6 months to 20 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2016 in London

Windows Server 2016
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in London.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2016 in London

Windows Server 2016
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in London over the 6 months to 20 September 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2016 in London

Windows Server 2016
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2016 within the London region over the 6 months to 20 September 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
Central London +108 18 £438 +16.67% 6
South London +36 7 - -
West London +58 5 £500 +25.00% 1
North London +14 2 £450 +2.27%
East London +51 1 - -
Windows Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2016 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 London region with a requirement for Windows Server 2016.

1 108 (99.08%) Windows
2 81 (74.31%) Windows Server
3 72 (66.06%) Active Directory
4 58 (53.21%) VMware
5 55 (50.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 53 (48.62%) DNS
7 49 (44.95%) Microsoft
8 48 (44.04%) VMware Infrastructure
8 48 (44.04%) PowerShell
8 48 (44.04%) Windows Server 2008
9 40 (36.70%) Azure
10 36 (33.03%) Windows 10
11 33 (30.28%) ITIL
12 31 (28.44%) DHCP
12 31 (28.44%) Office 365
13 30 (27.52%) Ansible
13 30 (27.52%) SQL Server
14 28 (25.69%) VMware ESXi
15 26 (23.85%) Opscode Chef
16 25 (22.94%) Puppet
16 25 (22.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 24 (22.02%) Firewall
17 24 (22.02%) SaaS
18 23 (21.10%) Windows Server 2019
19 22 (20.18%) Problem-Solving
19 22 (20.18%) Citrix
20 21 (19.27%) Migration
20 21 (19.27%) DevOps
21 20 (18.35%) Splunk
21 20 (18.35%) Finance

Windows Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 17 (15.60%) Apache
2 16 (14.68%) Tomcat
3 15 (13.76%) MS Exchange
4 12 (11.01%) Apache Solr
5 10 (9.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (5.50%) SharePoint
7 5 (4.59%) IIS
7 5 (4.59%) Skype for Business
8 4 (3.67%) ArcGIS
9 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.92%) CMS
10 1 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.92%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.92%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.92%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.67%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 40 (36.70%) Azure
2 31 (28.44%) Office 365
3 24 (22.02%) SaaS
4 17 (15.60%) AWS
5 15 (13.76%) IaaS
6 11 (10.09%) PaaS
7 10 (9.17%) GCP
7 10 (9.17%) GitHub
8 7 (6.42%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (4.59%) Azure Active Directory
10 3 (2.75%) Mimecast
11 2 (1.83%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.92%) Azure Data Factory
12 1 (0.92%) Azure Stack
12 1 (0.92%) OpenShift
12 1 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 53 (48.62%) DNS
2 31 (28.44%) DHCP
3 24 (22.02%) Firewall
4 18 (16.51%) TCP/IP
5 16 (14.68%) SAN
6 14 (12.84%) HTTP
6 14 (12.84%) SSL
7 10 (9.17%) Kerberos
7 10 (9.17%) VLAN
8 9 (8.26%) Skype
9 7 (6.42%) iSCSI
10 6 (5.50%) SNMP
11 5 (4.59%) Remote Desktop
12 4 (3.67%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (3.67%) Reverse Proxy
12 4 (3.67%) SMTP
12 4 (3.67%) VPN
12 4 (3.67%) X.509
13 3 (2.75%) NetScaler
14 2 (1.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (27.52%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.76%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (3.67%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (2.75%) GIS
4 3 (2.75%) SQL Server 2019
5 1 (0.92%) Amazon Aurora
5 1 (0.92%) Azure SQL Database
5 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.92%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.92%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (5.50%) Subversion
2 5 (4.59%) Git (software)
2 5 (4.59%) Jenkins
2 5 (4.59%) JIRA
3 4 (3.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (3.67%) GitLab
General
1 20 (18.35%) Finance
2 5 (4.59%) Banking
3 4 (3.67%) Investment Banking
3 4 (3.67%) Public Sector
3 4 (3.67%) Retail
4 3 (2.75%) Legal
5 2 (1.83%) Automotive
6 1 (0.92%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 18 (16.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 11 (10.09%) Analyst
2 11 (10.09%) Windows Engineer
3 8 (7.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (6.42%) VMware Engineer
5 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (5.50%) Platform Engineer
5 6 (5.50%) Support Engineer
6 5 (4.59%) Integration Engineer
6 5 (4.59%) Security Engineer
6 5 (4.59%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Applications Support
7 4 (3.67%) Azure Specialist
7 4 (3.67%) IT Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Server Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Site Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 4 (3.67%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 3 (2.75%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (2.75%) Infrastructure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.93%) RabbitMQ
2 11 (10.09%) LDAP
3 3 (2.75%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (2.75%) gRPC
3 3 (2.75%) MSMQ
3 3 (2.75%) REST
3 3 (2.75%) RESTful
3 3 (2.75%) Swagger
4 2 (1.83%) Middleware
5 1 (0.92%) .NET
5 1 (0.92%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.92%) OAuth
5 1 (0.92%) OAuth2
5 1 (0.92%) OpenID
5 1 (0.92%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 19 (17.43%) Clustering
2 7 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (5.50%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.50%) Data Centre
3 6 (5.50%) Fat Client
3 6 (5.50%) Thin Client
4 5 (4.59%) Replication
5 4 (3.67%) NHS
6 3 (2.75%) EMC VNX
6 3 (2.75%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.75%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.75%) Smartcard
6 3 (2.75%) User Experience
7 2 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.83%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.92%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.92%) PKI
8 1 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 108 (99.08%) Windows
2 81 (74.31%) Windows Server
3 55 (50.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 48 (44.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (33.03%) Windows 10
6 23 (21.10%) Windows Server 2019
7 17 (15.60%) Windows 7
8 12 (11.01%) Linux
9 10 (9.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (4.59%) CentOS
10 5 (4.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (3.67%) Windows NT
11 4 (3.67%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.75%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.75%) Solaris
12 3 (2.75%) Unix
13 2 (1.83%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (30.28%) ITIL
2 25 (22.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 22 (20.18%) Problem-Solving
4 21 (19.27%) DevOps
4 21 (19.27%) Migration
5 17 (15.60%) Configuration Management
5 17 (15.60%) High Availability
6 15 (13.76%) Agile Software Development
6 15 (13.76%) Cybersecurity
6 15 (13.76%) Performance Tuning
6 15 (13.76%) Technical Architecture
7 13 (11.93%) Web Application Development
8 11 (10.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 11 (10.09%) Technical Analysis
9 10 (9.17%) Performance Monitoring
10 8 (7.34%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (7.34%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (7.34%) Data Protection
11 7 (6.42%) Infrastructure as Code
11 7 (6.42%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 48 (44.04%) PowerShell
2 20 (18.35%) SQL
3 14 (12.84%) Java
4 10 (9.17%) Python
5 9 (8.26%) C
6 7 (6.42%) Ruby
7 5 (4.59%) Bash Shell
7 5 (4.59%) C#
7 5 (4.59%) VB
8 3 (2.75%) Go
9 2 (1.83%) Perl
9 2 (1.83%) VBScript
10 1 (0.92%) Groovy
10 1 (0.92%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (12.84%) Security Cleared
2 13 (11.93%) Microsoft Certification
3 9 (8.26%) SC Cleared
4 6 (5.50%) DV Cleared
4 6 (5.50%) MCSE
5 5 (4.59%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (2.75%) MCSA
7 3 (2.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.83%) CCNA
8 2 (1.83%) NCDA
9 1 (0.92%) CCNP
9 1 (0.92%) Degree
9 1 (0.92%) LPIC
9 1 (0.92%) MCITP
9 1 (0.92%) MCP
9 1 (0.92%) RHCE
9 1 (0.92%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (13.76%) Cyber Essentials
2 15 (13.76%) GDPR
2 15 (13.76%) HIPAA
3 7 (6.42%) SLA
4 2 (1.83%) QA
5 1 (0.92%) GMP
5 1 (0.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 72 (66.06%) Active Directory
2 48 (44.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (25.69%) VMware ESXi
4 20 (18.35%) Hyper-V
5 17 (15.60%) Docker
6 16 (14.68%) vSphere
7 7 (6.42%) XenApp
8 6 (5.50%) Virtual Machines
9 5 (4.59%) Virtual Desktop
10 4 (3.67%) NFS
11 3 (2.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 3 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (2.75%) VMware NSX
12 2 (1.83%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 30 (27.52%) Ansible
2 26 (23.85%) Opscode Chef
3 25 (22.94%) Puppet
4 16 (14.68%) Kubernetes
5 15 (13.76%) Terraform
6 14 (12.84%) Microsoft Clustering
7 13 (11.93%) SCCM
7 13 (11.93%) SCOM
8 7 (6.42%) Failover Clustering
8 7 (6.42%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 6 (5.50%) Microsoft Intune
9 6 (5.50%) vCenter Server
10 5 (4.59%) Packer
11 4 (3.67%) Nagios
11 4 (3.67%) PowerCLI
11 4 (3.67%) vMotion
11 4 (3.67%) vRealize
11 4 (3.67%) WSUS
12 3 (2.75%) Red Hat Satellite
12 3 (2.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 58 (53.21%) VMware
2 49 (44.95%) Microsoft
3 22 (20.18%) Citrix
4 20 (18.35%) Splunk
5 14 (12.84%) Dell
6 13 (11.93%) HP
7 12 (11.01%) Cisco
8 11 (10.09%) EMC
8 11 (10.09%) Oracle
9 7 (6.42%) NetApp
10 6 (5.50%) 3PAR
10 6 (5.50%) LogicMonitor
10 6 (5.50%) SaltStack
10 6 (5.50%) SolarWinds
11 5 (4.59%) Red Hat
11 5 (4.59%) Sophos
12 4 (3.67%) Atlassian
12 4 (3.67%) CA
12 4 (3.67%) ESRI
12 4 (3.67%) Lumension