Period
to 4 December 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 4 December 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
4 Dec 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 292 329 301
Rank change year-on-year +37 -28 +191
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 93 233 400
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.57% 0.66% 0.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.48% 3.77% 4.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 174 302
Median daily rate £413 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -11.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £245 £130 £201
90th Percentile £524 £500 £575
England median daily rate £400 £370 £400
% change year-on-year +8.11% -7.50% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 5
Median hourly rate £25.50 £38.56 £23.84
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.86% +61.76% -50.17%
10th Percentile £23.00 £20.00 £16.99
90th Percentile £35.00 £50.25 £46.07
England median hourly rate £31.50 £29.50 £28.72
% change year-on-year +6.78% +2.73% -39.96%

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 2,671 6,184 9,235
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.27% 17.64% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,745 4,268 6,481
Median daily rate £475 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -7.69% +2.63%
10th Percentile £250 £160 £188
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
England median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 200 279
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% -1.58%
10th Percentile £19.63 £13.84 £12.50
90th Percentile £63.60 £55.05 £46.90
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 4 December 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 4 December 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 4 December 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 +99 19 £421 +13.39% 12
West London +50 7 £450 +119.51% 4
North London +11 3 £450 +2.27%
East London +44 2 £88 -82.32%
South London +36 2 - - 1
Windows Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 92 (98.92%) Windows
2 68 (73.12%) Windows Server
3 66 (70.97%) Active Directory
4 64 (68.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (59.14%) VMware
6 46 (49.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 46 (49.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (44.09%) Microsoft
8 40 (43.01%) Windows 10
9 39 (41.94%) PowerShell
10 34 (36.56%) Azure
11 30 (32.26%) Windows Server 2019
12 29 (31.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 29 (31.18%) DNS
13 26 (27.96%) Migration
14 25 (26.88%) Finance
15 23 (24.73%) DHCP
15 23 (24.73%) SQL Server
15 23 (24.73%) ITIL
15 23 (24.73%) Office 365
16 21 (22.58%) VMware ESXi
16 21 (22.58%) Firewall
17 20 (21.51%) Citrix
18 19 (20.43%) Windows 7
19 18 (19.35%) IaaS
19 18 (19.35%) SAN
20 17 (18.28%) TCP/IP
20 17 (18.28%) Hyper-V
21 16 (17.20%) SCCM
21 16 (17.20%) Ansible

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 13 (13.98%) MS Exchange
2 10 (10.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.45%) ArcGIS
3 6 (6.45%) SharePoint
3 6 (6.45%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.23%) Apache
4 3 (3.23%) IIS
5 2 (2.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.15%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.08%) Apache Solr
6 1 (1.08%) CMS
6 1 (1.08%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.08%) IBM Domino
6 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.45%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 34 (36.56%) Azure
2 23 (24.73%) Office 365
3 18 (19.35%) IaaS
4 14 (15.05%) PaaS
5 13 (13.98%) AWS
5 13 (13.98%) SaaS
6 10 (10.75%) GitHub
7 8 (8.60%) GCP
8 7 (7.53%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
10 2 (2.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (1.08%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (1.08%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (1.08%) Azure Stack
11 1 (1.08%) G Suite
11 1 (1.08%) Mimecast
11 1 (1.08%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 29 (31.18%) DNS
2 23 (24.73%) DHCP
3 21 (22.58%) Firewall
4 18 (19.35%) SAN
5 17 (18.28%) TCP/IP
6 10 (10.75%) Kerberos
7 9 (9.68%) VLAN
8 8 (8.60%) Skype
9 5 (5.38%) LAN
9 5 (5.38%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (5.38%) WAN
10 4 (4.30%) Reverse Proxy
10 4 (4.30%) SSL
10 4 (4.30%) VPN
11 3 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (3.23%) SNMP
11 3 (3.23%) X.509
12 2 (2.15%) Cisco IOS
12 2 (2.15%) HTTP
12 2 (2.15%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.73%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2019
3 2 (2.15%) GIS
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon Aurora
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.08%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.08%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.08%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (6.45%) Subversion
2 5 (5.38%) Git (software)
2 5 (5.38%) Jenkins
2 5 (5.38%) JIRA
3 4 (4.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 4 (4.30%) GitLab
4 2 (2.15%) MSI
5 1 (1.08%) InstallShield
General
1 25 (26.88%) Finance
2 11 (11.83%) Banking
3 5 (5.38%) Public Sector
3 5 (5.38%) Retail
4 4 (4.30%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.23%) Legal
6 1 (1.08%) Back Office
6 1 (1.08%) Electronics
6 1 (1.08%) Law
6 1 (1.08%) Local Government
6 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.08%) Marketing
6 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (26.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (13.98%) VMware Engineer
3 12 (12.90%) Windows Engineer
4 9 (9.68%) Analyst
5 8 (8.60%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) Citrix Engineer
7 5 (5.38%) IT Support
8 4 (4.30%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (4.30%) Architect
8 4 (4.30%) Azure Specialist
8 4 (4.30%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Consultant
8 4 (4.30%) DevOps Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (4.30%) PowerShell Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) Virtualisation Engineer
8 4 (4.30%) VMware Specialist
8 4 (4.30%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (10.75%) LDAP
2 3 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (3.23%) gRPC
2 3 (3.23%) MSMQ
2 3 (3.23%) REST
2 3 (3.23%) RESTful
2 3 (3.23%) Swagger
3 2 (2.15%) Middleware
3 2 (2.15%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (1.08%) .NET
4 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.08%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.08%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.98%) Clustering
2 8 (8.60%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.30%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.30%) Replication
3 4 (4.30%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.23%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.23%) Hedge funds
4 3 (3.23%) Private Cloud
4 3 (3.23%) Public Cloud
4 3 (3.23%) Smartcard
5 2 (2.15%) EMC VNX
5 2 (2.15%) HP StoreVirtual
5 2 (2.15%) Hybrid Cloud
5 2 (2.15%) NHS
6 1 (1.08%) CMDB
6 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Cloud
6 1 (1.08%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 92 (98.92%) Windows
2 68 (73.12%) Windows Server
3 64 (68.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (49.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 40 (43.01%) Windows 10
6 30 (32.26%) Windows Server 2019
7 19 (20.43%) Windows 7
8 12 (12.90%) Linux
9 10 (10.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 5 (5.38%) CentOS
11 4 (4.30%) Unix
11 4 (4.30%) Windows NT
11 4 (4.30%) Windows XP
12 3 (3.23%) Solaris
13 2 (2.15%) Windows 2000
13 2 (2.15%) Windows 8
13 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (1.08%) Android
14 1 (1.08%) Mac OS X
14 1 (1.08%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (31.18%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 26 (27.96%) Migration
3 23 (24.73%) ITIL
4 15 (16.13%) DevOps
5 13 (13.98%) High Availability
6 10 (10.75%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (10.75%) Configuration Management
6 10 (10.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 9 (9.68%) Systems Engineering
8 8 (8.60%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (8.60%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (7.53%) Business Continuity
9 7 (7.53%) Data Protection
9 7 (7.53%) Infrastructure as Code
9 7 (7.53%) Patch Management
9 7 (7.53%) Test Scripting
10 6 (6.45%) Data Migration
10 6 (6.45%) Requirements Analysis
11 5 (5.38%) Asset Management
11 5 (5.38%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 39 (41.94%) PowerShell
2 12 (12.90%) SQL
3 10 (10.75%) C
4 7 (7.53%) VB
5 6 (6.45%) Python
6 5 (5.38%) Bash Shell
7 4 (4.30%) C#
8 3 (3.23%) Go
9 2 (2.15%) Java
9 2 (2.15%) Perl
9 2 (2.15%) Ruby
9 2 (2.15%) VBScript
10 1 (1.08%) Groovy
10 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (12.90%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (7.53%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.45%) DV Cleared
4 6 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (4.30%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (3.23%) MCSE
7 2 (2.15%) CCNA
7 2 (2.15%) Degree
7 2 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.08%) CCNP
8 1 (1.08%) CREST Certified
8 1 (1.08%) LPIC
8 1 (1.08%) MCITP
8 1 (1.08%) MCP
8 1 (1.08%) MCSA
8 1 (1.08%) MCTS
8 1 (1.08%) NCDA
8 1 (1.08%) RHCE
8 1 (1.08%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.15%) Government Security Classifications
1 2 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.15%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.08%) GDPR
2 1 (1.08%) GMP
2 1 (1.08%) HIPAA
2 1 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
2 1 (1.08%) NCSC
2 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 66 (70.97%) Active Directory
2 46 (49.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (22.58%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (18.28%) Hyper-V
5 12 (12.90%) vSphere
6 11 (11.83%) Docker
7 8 (8.60%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (7.53%) XenApp
9 3 (3.23%) VMware NSX
9 3 (3.23%) XenDesktop
10 2 (2.15%) NFS
11 1 (1.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 1 (1.08%) ISA Server
11 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (1.08%) Terminal Server
11 1 (1.08%) UAG
11 1 (1.08%) vCloud
11 1 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (1.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (17.20%) Ansible
1 16 (17.20%) SCCM
2 15 (16.13%) Terraform
3 12 (12.90%) Puppet
4 11 (11.83%) Kubernetes
4 11 (11.83%) Opscode Chef
5 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (7.53%) WSUS
7 6 (6.45%) SCOM
8 5 (5.38%) Packer
9 4 (4.30%) vRealize
10 3 (3.23%) Grafana
10 3 (3.23%) Prometheus
10 3 (3.23%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (3.23%) vCenter Server
10 3 (3.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 3 (3.23%) ZABBIX
11 2 (2.15%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 55 (59.14%) VMware
2 41 (44.09%) Microsoft
3 20 (21.51%) Citrix
4 14 (15.05%) Cisco
4 14 (15.05%) Oracle
5 11 (11.83%) HP
6 9 (9.68%) EMC
6 9 (9.68%) SolarWinds
7 8 (8.60%) CheckPoint
7 8 (8.60%) Sophos
8 7 (7.53%) Dell
8 7 (7.53%) Lumension
9 6 (6.45%) ESRI
9 6 (6.45%) SaltStack
9 6 (6.45%) Splunk
10 5 (5.38%) Bloomberg
10 5 (5.38%) Red Hat
11 4 (4.30%) CA
11 4 (4.30%) McAfee
11 4 (4.30%) NetApp