Period
to 4 March 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Windows Server 2019 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2019 over the 6 months to 4 March 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 2019
England > London
6 months to
4 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 375 456 602
Rank change year-on-year +81 +146 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2019 54 35 10
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.27% 0.13% 0.023%
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.78% 0.73% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 29 7
Median daily rate £450 £425 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +30.77% -
10th Percentile £318 £345 £289
90th Percentile £525 £507 £493
England median daily rate £375 £385 £325
% change year-on-year -2.60% +18.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £29.99 -
England median hourly rate £52.00 £29.99 -
% change year-on-year +73.42% - -

Windows Server 2019 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 3,040 4,783 8,362
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.16% 17.13% 19.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,149 3,362 5,873
Median daily rate £483 £450 £485
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.22% -7.22% +2.11%
10th Percentile £255 £158 £175
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £445 £415 £435
% change year-on-year +7.23% -4.60% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 151 215
Median hourly rate £35.50 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.05% +12.30% -
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.50 £12.50
90th Percentile £65.90 £63.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate £17.32 £17.43 £17.00
% change year-on-year -0.63% +2.53% +3.03%

Windows Server 2019
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing Windows Server 2019 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2019 in London

Windows Server 2019
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2019 in London.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2019 in London

Windows Server 2019
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2019 in London over the 6 months to 4 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2019 in London

Windows Server 2019
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 2019 within the London region over the 6 months to 4 March 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
West London - 12 £500 - 3
Central London +81 11 £488 +8.33% 4
East London +30 2 £244 - 2
North London - 1 £263 - 2
Windows Server 2019
England

For the 6 months to 4 March 2021, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2019 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 2019.

1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (92.59%) Windows Server
3 40 (74.07%) Windows Server 2016
4 39 (72.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (66.67%) VMware
6 35 (64.81%) Active Directory
6 35 (64.81%) PowerShell
7 30 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (51.85%) Microsoft
9 24 (44.44%) ITIL
9 24 (44.44%) Windows 10
10 22 (40.74%) Migration
11 18 (33.33%) Azure
12 17 (31.48%) Security Cleared
13 16 (29.63%) Windows 7
13 16 (29.63%) SQL Server
13 16 (29.63%) Cisco
13 16 (29.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 14 (25.93%) Linux
14 14 (25.93%) Finance
15 13 (24.07%) Oracle
15 13 (24.07%) Sophos
15 13 (24.07%) DV Cleared
15 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
15 13 (24.07%) SCCM
15 13 (24.07%) Lumension
16 12 (22.22%) Ansible
16 12 (22.22%) Hyper-V
16 12 (22.22%) VB

Windows Server 2019
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 12 (22.22%) ArcGIS
2 5 (9.26%) MS Exchange
3 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (3.70%) IIS
5 1 (1.85%) Confluence
5 1 (1.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (22.22%) Microsoft Office
1 12 (22.22%) Photoshop
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (33.33%) Azure
2 10 (18.52%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (12.96%) AWS
3 7 (12.96%) IaaS
3 7 (12.96%) PaaS
3 7 (12.96%) SaaS
4 6 (11.11%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (5.56%) OneDrive
6 2 (3.70%) Azure Stack
6 2 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.70%) ShareGate
7 1 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.85%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (1.85%) Azure ExpressRoute
7 1 (1.85%) G Suite
7 1 (1.85%) GCP
7 1 (1.85%) GitHub
7 1 (1.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.22%) DNS
2 6 (11.11%) DHCP
2 6 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 6 (11.11%) VSAN
3 5 (9.26%) Firewall
3 5 (9.26%) SAN
4 4 (7.41%) VLAN
4 4 (7.41%) VPN
5 3 (5.56%) NAS
6 2 (3.70%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (3.70%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.70%) Kerberos
7 1 (1.85%) DMZ
7 1 (1.85%) IPv4
7 1 (1.85%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.85%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (29.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (12.96%) GIS
3 2 (3.70%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 3 (5.56%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (1.85%) JIRA
2 1 (1.85%) Serena SBM
2 1 (1.85%) Subversion
2 1 (1.85%) TeamCity
General
1 14 (25.93%) Finance
2 4 (7.41%) Banking
2 4 (7.41%) Financial Institution
3 2 (3.70%) Investment Banking
3 2 (3.70%) Retail
4 1 (1.85%) International Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 13 (24.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (11.11%) Administrator
3 5 (9.26%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (7.41%) Consultant
4 4 (7.41%) Systems Administrator
4 4 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Architect
5 3 (5.56%) Integration Engineer
5 3 (5.56%) Support Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 2 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) DevOps Systems Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) IT Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 2 (3.70%) Team Leader
6 2 (3.70%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (3.70%) Technical Support
6 2 (3.70%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 2 (3.70%) VMware Architect
6 2 (3.70%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.70%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.96%) Hybrid Cloud
2 6 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (11.11%) Replication
3 4 (7.41%) Clustering
3 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
3 4 (7.41%) Enterprise Cloud
3 4 (7.41%) Private Cloud
4 2 (3.70%) EMC VMAX
4 2 (3.70%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.70%) HP StoreVirtual
4 2 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.70%) VxBlock/Vblock
5 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.85%) HP Storage
5 1 (1.85%) NHS
5 1 (1.85%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (92.59%) Windows Server
3 40 (74.07%) Windows Server 2016
4 39 (72.22%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (44.44%) Windows 10
7 16 (29.63%) Windows 7
8 14 (25.93%) Linux
9 10 (18.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (7.41%) Unix
10 4 (7.41%) VMS
11 1 (1.85%) CentOS
11 1 (1.85%) Solaris
11 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (44.44%) ITIL
2 22 (40.74%) Migration
3 16 (29.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (24.07%) Test Scripting
5 11 (20.37%) Data Migration
5 11 (20.37%) Service Design
5 11 (20.37%) Systems Engineering
6 10 (18.52%) Requirements Analysis
7 9 (16.67%) DevOps
8 8 (14.81%) High Availability
9 7 (12.96%) Image Processing
10 6 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
10 6 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (9.26%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (9.26%) Problem-Solving
11 5 (9.26%) Root Cause Analysis
12 4 (7.41%) ITSM
12 4 (7.41%) Patch Management
12 4 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
12 4 (7.41%) Process Improvement
Programming Languages
1 35 (64.81%) PowerShell
2 12 (22.22%) VB
3 10 (18.52%) C
4 6 (11.11%) Python
5 2 (3.70%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 17 (31.48%) Security Cleared
2 13 (24.07%) DV Cleared
3 7 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (12.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (12.96%) SC Cleared
4 4 (7.41%) Degree
5 3 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (5.56%) VCAP
5 3 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.70%) CCA
6 2 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.85%) CREST Certified
7 1 (1.85%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.41%) GDPR
1 4 (7.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 3 (5.56%) SLA
3 2 (3.70%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (1.85%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.85%) NCSC
System Software
1 35 (64.81%) Active Directory
2 30 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 10 (18.52%) VMware NSX
5 9 (16.67%) vSphere
6 7 (12.96%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (11.11%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (7.41%) Docker
9 3 (5.56%) vCloud
10 1 (1.85%) Firmware
10 1 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.85%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (1.85%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.85%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.85%) XenApp
10 1 (1.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 13 (24.07%) SCCM
2 12 (22.22%) Ansible
3 6 (11.11%) SCOM
3 6 (11.11%) Terraform
3 6 (11.11%) vCenter Server
4 5 (9.26%) Microsoft Intune
4 5 (9.26%) PowerCLI
5 4 (7.41%) Kubernetes
5 4 (7.41%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (7.41%) Puppet
5 4 (7.41%) vRealize
5 4 (7.41%) vRealize Orchestrator
6 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (5.56%) WSUS
7 2 (3.70%) ZABBIX
8 1 (1.85%) Icinga
8 1 (1.85%) Jamf Pro
8 1 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
8 1 (1.85%) QRadar
Vendors
1 36 (66.67%) VMware
2 28 (51.85%) Microsoft
3 16 (29.63%) Cisco
4 13 (24.07%) Lumension
4 13 (24.07%) Oracle
4 13 (24.07%) Sophos
5 12 (22.22%) ESRI
6 9 (16.67%) SolarWinds
7 7 (12.96%) HP
7 7 (12.96%) Red Hat
8 6 (11.11%) IBM
9 5 (9.26%) Dell
10 4 (7.41%) ServiceNow
11 3 (5.56%) Citrix
11 3 (5.56%) EMC
11 3 (5.56%) Foundry
12 2 (3.70%) CommVault
12 2 (3.70%) McAfee
12 2 (3.70%) NetApp
12 2 (3.70%) Symantec