Period
to 18 May 2021

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 18 May 2021 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
18 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 347 240 348
Rank change year-on-year -107 +108 +59
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 114 191 285
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.48% 0.94% 0.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.33% 5.40% 3.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 143 212
10th Percentile £236 £165 £238
25th Percentile £329 £278 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £383 £425
Median % change year-on-year +10.97% -9.88% +6.25%
75th Percentile £519 £488 £506
90th Percentile £629 £529 £575
England median daily rate £400 £380 £390
% change year-on-year +5.26% -2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 6
10th Percentile " £26.48 £31.23
25th Percentile £71.25 £33.47 £42.33
Median hourly rate £72.50 £46.50 £44.92
Median % change year-on-year +55.91% +3.53% -6.09%
75th Percentile £73.75 £47.83 £47.47
90th Percentile " " £47.83
England median hourly rate £22.00 £23.77 £26.00
% change year-on-year -7.46% -8.57% -40.79%

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 3,426 3,537 7,392
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.35% 17.39% 18.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,415 2,519 5,231
10th Percentile £275 £180 £180
25th Percentile £405 £335 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £468 £488
Median % change year-on-year +6.95% -4.10% +2.63%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £588
90th Percentile £688 £650 £656
England median daily rate £450 £425 £441
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.52% +0.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 99 188
10th Percentile £14.75 £13.67 £14.00
25th Percentile £22.25 £17.75 £16.08
Median hourly rate £43.00 £21.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +104.76% +5.00% +3.27%
75th Percentile £64.00 £47.19 £33.56
90th Percentile £68.00 £53.75 £48.11
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.30 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.17% +1.75% -

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 18 May 2021.

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
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 18 May 2021. 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 +13 23 £450 +5.88% 5
West London +16 8 £525 +59.09% 3
North London - 2 £269 - 1
East London +12 1 £225 -38.61% 7
Windows Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 2021, 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.

1 113 (99.12%) Windows
2 88 (77.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 76 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 76 (66.67%) VMware
4 72 (63.16%) Active Directory
5 65 (57.02%) Microsoft
6 59 (51.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 57 (50.00%) PowerShell
8 54 (47.37%) Azure
9 51 (44.74%) Windows Server 2019
10 48 (42.11%) Microsoft 365
11 46 (40.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 37 (32.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 36 (31.58%) Windows 10
13 36 (31.58%) SCCM
14 33 (28.95%) Citrix
15 31 (27.19%) Social Skills
16 30 (26.32%) Hyper-V
17 29 (25.44%) DNS
18 28 (24.56%) Cisco
19 27 (23.68%) ITIL
19 27 (23.68%) SQL
20 26 (22.81%) SQL Server
21 25 (21.93%) Migration
22 23 (20.18%) Finance
23 20 (17.54%) Windows 7
24 18 (15.79%) vSphere
24 18 (15.79%) Oracle
24 18 (15.79%) HP
25 17 (14.91%) MS Exchange

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 (14.91%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.89%) Skype for Business
3 8 (7.02%) ArcGIS
3 8 (7.02%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.14%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (5.26%) Oracle Coherence
6 4 (3.51%) Apache
7 3 (2.63%) Confluence
7 3 (2.63%) Tomcat
8 2 (1.75%) IIS
8 2 (1.75%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.75%) SAS
9 1 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (7.02%) Photoshop
3 3 (2.63%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (2.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 54 (47.37%) Azure
2 48 (42.11%) Microsoft 365
3 17 (14.91%) AWS
4 14 (12.28%) IaaS
5 13 (11.40%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (11.40%) SaaS
6 8 (7.02%) PaaS
7 7 (6.14%) Mimecast
8 4 (3.51%) GCP
9 3 (2.63%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.75%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
11 1 (0.88%) GitHub
11 1 (0.88%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 29 (25.44%) DNS
2 17 (14.91%) DHCP
2 17 (14.91%) Firewall
3 13 (11.40%) LAN
3 13 (11.40%) WAN
4 12 (10.53%) SAN
4 12 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 9 (7.89%) VSAN
6 8 (7.02%) iSCSI
6 8 (7.02%) NetScaler
6 8 (7.02%) VPN
7 7 (6.14%) Skype
7 7 (6.14%) Wireless
8 5 (4.39%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (4.39%) FTP
9 4 (3.51%) VLAN
10 3 (2.63%) HTTP
10 3 (2.63%) Internet
10 3 (2.63%) Kerberos
10 3 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.81%) SQL Server
2 8 (7.02%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (6.14%) GIS
3 7 (6.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (6.14%) SQL Server 2014
4 6 (5.26%) Oracle Database
4 6 (5.26%) Oracle Database 11g
4 6 (5.26%) Oracle Database 12c
4 6 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 2 (1.75%) MySQL
6 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (6.14%) TeamCity
2 6 (5.26%) Bitbucket
2 6 (5.26%) IntelliJ
2 6 (5.26%) Jenkins
2 6 (5.26%) SonarQube
2 6 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 3 (2.63%) JIRA
3 3 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (1.75%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.88%) MSI
5 1 (0.88%) Serena SBM
5 1 (0.88%) Subversion
General
1 31 (27.19%) Social Skills
2 23 (20.18%) Finance
3 9 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (7.89%) Banking
4 5 (4.39%) Financial Institution
5 4 (3.51%) Law
5 4 (3.51%) Legal
5 4 (3.51%) Retail
6 3 (2.63%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (2.63%) Public Sector
7 2 (1.75%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (1.75%) International Banking
7 2 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 2 (1.75%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.88%) Local Government
8 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 30 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (14.91%) Analyst
3 12 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 10 (8.77%) Architect
4 10 (8.77%) Windows Engineer
5 9 (7.89%) Administrator
5 9 (7.89%) VMware Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) Citrix Engineer
6 8 (7.02%) Technical Leader
7 7 (6.14%) Active Directory Analyst
7 7 (6.14%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (6.14%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Azure Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Server Engineer
8 6 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) VMware Architect
9 5 (4.39%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (4.39%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.14%) .NET
1 7 (6.14%) ASP.NET
2 6 (5.26%) AngularJS
3 3 (2.63%) LDAP
4 2 (1.75%) Software Packaging
4 2 (1.75%) Web Services
5 1 (0.88%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.88%) LAMP
5 1 (0.88%) REST
5 1 (0.88%) SAML
5 1 (0.88%) ServiceStack
5 1 (0.88%) SOAP
5 1 (0.88%) WSH
5 1 (0.88%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.28%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.53%) Clustering
3 7 (6.14%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (6.14%) Replication
4 6 (5.26%) Private Cloud
4 6 (5.26%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.63%) EMC VNX
5 3 (2.63%) Enterprise Cloud
5 3 (2.63%) Hedge funds
5 3 (2.63%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.75%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.75%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.75%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.75%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.75%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.88%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.88%) Cloud Native
7 1 (0.88%) NHS
7 1 (0.88%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 113 (99.12%) Windows
2 88 (77.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 76 (66.67%) Windows Server
4 51 (44.74%) Windows Server 2019
5 46 (40.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 36 (31.58%) Windows 10
7 20 (17.54%) Windows 7
8 17 (14.91%) Linux
9 9 (7.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (4.39%) Android
10 5 (4.39%) Unix
11 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
12 3 (2.63%) CentOS
12 3 (2.63%) VMS
12 3 (2.63%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.75%) Apple iOS
13 2 (1.75%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.88%) Solaris
14 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (32.46%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 27 (23.68%) ITIL
3 25 (21.93%) Migration
4 14 (12.28%) Problem-Solving
5 13 (11.40%) Performance Tuning
6 12 (10.53%) High Availability
6 12 (10.53%) Storage Management
7 11 (9.65%) Disaster Recovery
8 10 (8.77%) DevOps
9 9 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (7.89%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (7.89%) Problem Management
9 9 (7.89%) Project Management
10 8 (7.02%) Capacity Planning
10 8 (7.02%) Computer Science
10 8 (7.02%) Configuration Management
10 8 (7.02%) Service Delivery
10 8 (7.02%) Service Design
10 8 (7.02%) Systems Engineering
10 8 (7.02%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 57 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 27 (23.68%) SQL
3 12 (10.53%) C
4 11 (9.65%) VB
5 6 (5.26%) C#
5 6 (5.26%) C++
5 6 (5.26%) Java
6 5 (4.39%) Python
7 3 (2.63%) Bash Shell
7 3 (2.63%) VBScript
8 1 (0.88%) PHP
Qualifications
1 14 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (11.40%) Security Cleared
3 11 (9.65%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (8.77%) Degree
4 10 (8.77%) DV Cleared
5 6 (5.26%) Numerate Degree
6 5 (4.39%) SC Cleared
7 4 (3.51%) CCNA
7 4 (3.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.63%) CISSP
8 3 (2.63%) MCITP
8 3 (2.63%) MCSA
8 3 (2.63%) MCSE
8 3 (2.63%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (1.75%) AWS Certification
9 2 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (1.75%) VCAP
9 2 (1.75%) VCP6
10 1 (0.88%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.88%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.39%) GDPR
2 4 (3.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (2.63%) QA
3 3 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 72 (63.16%) Active Directory
2 59 (51.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (26.32%) Hyper-V
4 18 (15.79%) vSphere
5 17 (14.91%) XenApp
6 16 (14.04%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (8.77%) VMware NSX
7 10 (8.77%) XenDesktop
8 7 (6.14%) Docker
9 6 (5.26%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (4.39%) vCloud
10 5 (4.39%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (3.51%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (3.51%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (2.63%) BitLocker
12 3 (2.63%) NFS
13 2 (1.75%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.88%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.88%) Firmware
14 1 (0.88%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (31.58%) SCCM
2 16 (14.04%) SCOM
3 15 (13.16%) Ansible
4 10 (8.77%) Microsoft Intune
4 10 (8.77%) vCenter Server
5 8 (7.02%) Puppet
5 8 (7.02%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 7 (6.14%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (6.14%) SCSM
6 7 (6.14%) Terraform
6 7 (6.14%) vRealize
7 6 (5.26%) ITRS Geneos
7 6 (5.26%) PowerCLI
8 5 (4.39%) Backup Exec
8 5 (4.39%) Kubernetes
8 5 (4.39%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (3.51%) Tivoli
10 3 (2.63%) Failover Clustering
10 3 (2.63%) PaperCut
10 3 (2.63%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 76 (66.67%) VMware
2 65 (57.02%) Microsoft
3 33 (28.95%) Citrix
4 28 (24.56%) Cisco
5 18 (15.79%) HP
5 18 (15.79%) Oracle
6 16 (14.04%) IBM
6 16 (14.04%) SolarWinds
7 13 (11.40%) Dell
8 9 (7.89%) EMC
9 8 (7.02%) ESRI
9 8 (7.02%) Lumension
9 8 (7.02%) Red Hat
9 8 (7.02%) Sophos
10 7 (6.14%) Splunk
11 6 (5.26%) McAfee
12 5 (4.39%) Symantec
12 5 (4.39%) Veeam
13 4 (3.51%) BMC
13 4 (3.51%) CA