Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 322 304 307
Rank change year-on-year -18 +3 +150
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 93 186 356
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.66% 0.82%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.13% 3.85% 4.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 150 266
Median daily rate £450 £350 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -22.22% +15.76%
10th Percentile £263 £128 £200
90th Percentile £525 £500 £588
England median daily rate £400 £350 £388
% change year-on-year +14.29% -9.68% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 7
Median hourly rate £23.00 £33.49 £43.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.32% -23.74% -8.19%
England median hourly rate £23.00 £22.63 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.66% -35.36% -26.82%

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 2,970 4,832 8,313
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.15% 17.15% 19.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,092 3,370 5,862
Median daily rate £475 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -7.69% +2.63%
10th Percentile £238 £156 £175
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £438 £413 £433
% change year-on-year +6.06% -4.73% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 159 210
Median hourly rate £38.75 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.52% +12.30% -
10th Percentile £18.60 £14.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £66.05 £55.30 £40.13
Median hourly rate £17.47 £17.10 £16.95
% change year-on-year +2.13% +0.88% +2.73%

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 24 February 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in London over the 6 months to 24 February 2021.

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 24 February 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 +53 18 £448 +19.47% 10
West London +46 13 £500 +92.31% 2
East London +27 2 £244 -33.49% 3
North London - 2 £269 - 2
Windows Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 92 (98.92%) Windows
2 77 (82.80%) Windows Server
3 68 (73.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 63 (67.74%) VMware
5 56 (60.22%) Active Directory
6 52 (55.91%) VMware Infrastructure
7 50 (53.76%) PowerShell
7 50 (53.76%) Windows Server 2008
8 41 (44.09%) Windows Server 2019
9 39 (41.94%) Microsoft
10 35 (37.63%) Azure
10 35 (37.63%) Windows 10
11 33 (35.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 31 (33.33%) Migration
13 27 (29.03%) Finance
14 24 (25.81%) Cisco
15 23 (24.73%) SQL Server
15 23 (24.73%) ITIL
15 23 (24.73%) Microsoft 365
16 22 (23.66%) Windows 7
16 22 (23.66%) vSphere
16 22 (23.66%) SCCM
17 20 (21.51%) Hyper-V
17 20 (21.51%) Citrix
18 16 (17.20%) HP
18 16 (17.20%) DNS
19 15 (16.13%) SAN
19 15 (16.13%) Oracle
19 15 (16.13%) Security Cleared
19 15 (16.13%) 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 12 (12.90%) ArcGIS
3 9 (9.68%) Skype for Business
4 8 (8.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (8.60%) SharePoint
5 6 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.15%) IIS
7 1 (1.08%) Apache
7 1 (1.08%) Confluence
7 1 (1.08%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.08%) SAS
7 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.08%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (13.98%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (12.90%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.08%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 35 (37.63%) Azure
2 23 (24.73%) Microsoft 365
3 12 (12.90%) IaaS
4 11 (11.83%) AWS
5 8 (8.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 7 (7.53%) SaaS
7 6 (6.45%) PaaS
8 4 (4.30%) GitHub
9 3 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (3.23%) GCP
9 3 (3.23%) OneDrive
10 2 (2.15%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 1 (1.08%) G Suite
11 1 (1.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 16 (17.20%) DNS
2 15 (16.13%) SAN
3 13 (13.98%) Firewall
4 10 (10.75%) VSAN
5 9 (9.68%) Skype
5 9 (9.68%) TCP/IP
6 8 (8.60%) DHCP
7 5 (5.38%) Kerberos
7 5 (5.38%) NetScaler
7 5 (5.38%) VLAN
8 4 (4.30%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (3.23%) LAN
9 3 (3.23%) Reverse Proxy
9 3 (3.23%) SNMP
9 3 (3.23%) WAN
10 2 (2.15%) DMZ
10 2 (2.15%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.15%) SSL
10 2 (2.15%) VPN
11 1 (1.08%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (24.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.53%) GIS
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (4.30%) JIRA
2 3 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (3.23%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.23%) GitLab
2 3 (3.23%) Jenkins
2 3 (3.23%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (2.15%) MSI
4 1 (1.08%) InstallShield
4 1 (1.08%) Serena SBM
4 1 (1.08%) Subversion
4 1 (1.08%) TeamCity
General
1 27 (29.03%) Finance
2 13 (13.98%) Banking
3 4 (4.30%) Financial Institution
3 4 (4.30%) Retail
4 3 (3.23%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.23%) Legal
4 3 (3.23%) Public Sector
5 2 (2.15%) International Banking
5 2 (2.15%) Law
5 2 (2.15%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.08%) Electronics
6 1 (1.08%) Local Government
6 1 (1.08%) Marketing
6 1 (1.08%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 30 (32.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (12.90%) VMware Engineer
3 11 (11.83%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
4 9 (9.68%) Citrix Engineer
4 9 (9.68%) Windows Engineer
5 8 (8.60%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (7.53%) Administrator
7 6 (6.45%) Consultant
8 5 (5.38%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (5.38%) Architect
8 5 (5.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.38%) Server Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Azure Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (4.30%) IT Support
9 4 (4.30%) Office 365 Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) PowerShell Engineer
9 4 (4.30%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (4.30%) VMware Architect
9 4 (4.30%) VMware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.30%) LDAP
2 3 (3.23%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (3.23%) gRPC
2 3 (3.23%) REST
2 3 (3.23%) RESTful
2 3 (3.23%) Swagger
3 2 (2.15%) Software Packaging
4 1 (1.08%) .NET
4 1 (1.08%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.08%) Middleware
4 1 (1.08%) SAML
4 1 (1.08%) ServiceStack
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.83%) Data Centre
2 9 (9.68%) Clustering
3 8 (8.60%) Private Cloud
4 7 (7.53%) Replication
5 5 (5.38%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (5.38%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (5.38%) Public Cloud
6 4 (4.30%) Enterprise Cloud
7 3 (3.23%) EMC VNX
7 3 (3.23%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (2.15%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.15%) Hedge funds
8 2 (2.15%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (2.15%) Management Information System
8 2 (2.15%) NHS
9 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
9 1 (1.08%) iPhone
9 1 (1.08%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 92 (98.92%) Windows
2 77 (82.80%) Windows Server
3 68 (73.12%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (53.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (44.09%) Windows Server 2019
6 35 (37.63%) Windows 10
7 22 (23.66%) Windows 7
8 14 (15.05%) Linux
9 12 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (4.30%) Android
10 4 (4.30%) CentOS
10 4 (4.30%) Unix
10 4 (4.30%) VMS
10 4 (4.30%) Windows 2000
10 4 (4.30%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.08%) Solaris
11 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (35.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 31 (33.33%) Migration
3 23 (24.73%) ITIL
4 14 (15.05%) High Availability
4 14 (15.05%) Systems Engineering
5 13 (13.98%) Test Scripting
6 11 (11.83%) Configuration Management
6 11 (11.83%) Data Migration
6 11 (11.83%) Service Design
7 10 (10.75%) DevOps
7 10 (10.75%) Disaster Recovery
7 10 (10.75%) Requirements Analysis
8 7 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (7.53%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (7.53%) Image Processing
8 7 (7.53%) Patch Management
9 6 (6.45%) Service Management
10 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure as Code
10 5 (5.38%) ITSM
11 4 (4.30%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 50 (53.76%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.98%) C
2 13 (13.98%) VB
3 8 (8.60%) Python
3 8 (8.60%) SQL
4 4 (4.30%) C#
5 3 (3.23%) Bash Shell
5 3 (3.23%) Go
6 2 (2.15%) VBScript
7 1 (1.08%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (16.13%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.83%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (10.75%) DV Cleared
4 7 (7.53%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (6.45%) SC Cleared
6 4 (4.30%) Degree
7 3 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
7 3 (3.23%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 3 (3.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.15%) MCSA
8 2 (2.15%) VCAP
9 1 (1.08%) CREST Certified
9 1 (1.08%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.08%) MCITP
9 1 (1.08%) MCTS
9 1 (1.08%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.30%) GDPR
1 4 (4.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (2.15%) Government Security Classifications
2 2 (2.15%) SLA
3 1 (1.08%) GMP
3 1 (1.08%) HMG Security Policy Framework
3 1 (1.08%) NCSC
System Software
1 56 (60.22%) Active Directory
2 52 (55.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (23.66%) vSphere
4 20 (21.51%) Hyper-V
5 13 (13.98%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (11.83%) VMware NSX
7 8 (8.60%) XenApp
8 7 (7.53%) Docker
9 6 (6.45%) Virtual Machines
10 5 (5.38%) vCloud
11 4 (4.30%) XenDesktop
12 1 (1.08%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (1.08%) ISA Server
12 1 (1.08%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (1.08%) Terminal Server
12 1 (1.08%) UAG
12 1 (1.08%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (1.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (23.66%) SCCM
2 15 (16.13%) Ansible
3 11 (11.83%) vCenter Server
4 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Intune
5 9 (9.68%) Puppet
5 9 (9.68%) vRealize
5 9 (9.68%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 8 (8.60%) Kubernetes
6 8 (8.60%) Opscode Chef
6 8 (8.60%) Terraform
7 6 (6.45%) PowerCLI
8 5 (5.38%) Backup Exec
8 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Clustering
8 5 (5.38%) SCOM
9 4 (4.30%) Tivoli
10 3 (3.23%) Grafana
10 3 (3.23%) Packer
10 3 (3.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 3 (3.23%) WSUS
10 3 (3.23%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 63 (67.74%) VMware
2 39 (41.94%) Microsoft
3 24 (25.81%) Cisco
4 20 (21.51%) Citrix
5 16 (17.20%) HP
6 15 (16.13%) Oracle
7 13 (13.98%) Lumension
7 13 (13.98%) Sophos
8 12 (12.90%) ESRI
9 11 (11.83%) Dell
10 10 (10.75%) EMC
10 10 (10.75%) IBM
11 8 (8.60%) CheckPoint
12 7 (7.53%) SolarWinds
13 6 (6.45%) Red Hat
14 5 (5.38%) Ivanti
14 5 (5.38%) ServiceNow
14 5 (5.38%) Symantec
15 4 (4.30%) Bloomberg
15 4 (4.30%) Splunk