Period
to 20 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 20 August 2019 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
England > London
6 months to
20 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 122 122 125
Rank change year-on-year 0 +3 -34
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 901 1,101 961
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.28% 2.42% 2.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.63% 11.81% 10.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 652 767 610
London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -3.60%
10th Percentile £163 £178 £175
90th Percentile £575 £591 £556
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 29 31
London median hourly rate £45.00 £20.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.00% +14.29% +12.90%
10th Percentile £20.00 £12.00 £10.50
90th Percentile £96.00 £47.83 £52.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25% -20.00%

Windows Server 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 7,132 9,326 8,794
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.06% 20.48% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,014 6,594 6,145
London median daily rate £475 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £175 £203 £230
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 314 234
London median hourly rate £20.50 £19.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.89% -5.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £12.50 £13.00 £12.58
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.83 £49.76
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.68% +5.35%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in London

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in London

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in London over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in London

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in London

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in London over the 6 months to 20 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in London

Windows Server
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 within the London region over the 6 months to 20 August 2019. 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 +12 249 £450 +5.88% 89
South London +18 37 £325 -19.75% 9
West London -31 24 £200 -33.55% 45
North London +5 12 £375 -6.83% 11
East London 0 9 £413 +22.22% 31
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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.

1 895 (99.33%) Windows
2 531 (58.93%) Active Directory
3 431 (47.84%) Microsoft
4 354 (39.29%) VMware
5 302 (33.52%) Office 365
6 255 (28.30%) Microsoft Azure
7 254 (28.19%) PowerShell
8 247 (27.41%) Windows Server 2012
9 222 (24.64%) Finance
10 192 (21.31%) Windows 10
11 190 (21.09%) Linux
12 186 (20.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 184 (20.42%) Windows Server 2008
13 184 (20.42%) SCCM
14 172 (19.09%) DNS
15 170 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
16 165 (18.31%) SQL Server
17 156 (17.31%) Citrix
18 148 (16.43%) SQL
19 143 (15.87%) MS Exchange
20 136 (15.09%) ITIL
21 132 (14.65%) DHCP
22 125 (13.87%) Amazon AWS
23 124 (13.76%) Cisco
24 121 (13.43%) Firewall
25 120 (13.32%) Migration
26 113 (12.54%) Windows 7
27 107 (11.88%) Hyper-V
28 104 (11.54%) Banking
29 96 (10.65%) SAN

Windows Server
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
1 143 (15.87%) MS Exchange
2 78 (8.66%) IIS
3 77 (8.55%) SharePoint
4 68 (7.55%) Skype for Business
5 36 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 34 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
7 31 (3.44%) Confluence
8 20 (2.22%) Apache
9 6 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (0.67%) Tomcat
10 5 (0.55%) JBoss
11 4 (0.44%) BizTalk Server
11 4 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
11 4 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
11 4 (0.44%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.33%) nginx
12 3 (0.33%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.22%) SharePoint 2013
13 2 (0.22%) WildFly
Applications
1 94 (10.43%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (2.55%) Microsoft Excel
3 7 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.67%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 12 (1.33%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 10 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.55%) Misys Opics
4 4 (0.44%) Relativity
5 3 (0.33%) Dynamics NAV
5 3 (0.33%) Elite 3E
5 3 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.22%) Northgate Housing
6 2 (0.22%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.11%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.11%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.11%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.11%) Towers Watson Igloo
7 1 (0.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 302 (33.52%) Office 365
2 255 (28.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 125 (13.87%) Amazon AWS
4 69 (7.66%) Azure Active Directory
5 50 (5.55%) IaaS
6 37 (4.11%) PaaS
7 23 (2.55%) SaaS
8 19 (2.11%) OneDrive
9 18 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
9 18 (2.00%) GitHub
10 14 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
10 14 (1.55%) Google Cloud Platform
11 13 (1.44%) Amazon ECS
12 12 (1.33%) Amazon EC2
13 10 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 8 (0.89%) Serverless
15 7 (0.78%) Amazon S3
15 7 (0.78%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.67%) AWS CloudFormation
17 5 (0.55%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 172 (19.09%) DNS
2 132 (14.65%) DHCP
3 121 (13.43%) Firewall
4 96 (10.65%) SAN
5 69 (7.66%) WAN
6 58 (6.44%) LAN
7 53 (5.88%) Skype
8 51 (5.66%) VPN
9 50 (5.55%) TCP/IP
10 29 (3.22%) NAS
11 25 (2.77%) Wi-Fi
12 22 (2.44%) VLAN
13 21 (2.33%) VoIP
14 19 (2.11%) NetScaler
14 19 (2.11%) Network Security
15 16 (1.78%) Wireless
16 15 (1.66%) Cisco ASA
16 15 (1.66%) HTTP
17 14 (1.55%) Kerberos
17 14 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (18.31%) SQL Server
2 30 (3.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 27 (3.00%) MySQL
4 22 (2.44%) SQL Server 2014
5 18 (2.00%) Data Warehouse
6 14 (1.55%) SQL Server 2016
7 13 (1.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 13 (1.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 12 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
8 12 (1.33%) Azure SQL Database
8 12 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 10 (1.11%) Big Data
10 8 (0.89%) Relational Database
10 8 (0.89%) SQL Server 2005
11 7 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 6 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (0.67%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.55%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 5 (0.55%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.55%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 60 (6.66%) Git (software)
2 34 (3.77%) Jenkins
2 34 (3.77%) JIRA
3 27 (3.00%) MSI
4 24 (2.66%) Visual Studio Team System
5 16 (1.78%) Visual Studio
6 15 (1.66%) Bitbucket
7 13 (1.44%) Team Foundation Server
8 11 (1.22%) Subversion
8 11 (1.22%) TeamCity
9 8 (0.89%) Octopus Deploy
9 8 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
9 8 (0.89%) WiX
10 7 (0.78%) Hudson
10 7 (0.78%) WinDbg
11 6 (0.67%) Burp Suite
11 6 (0.67%) Chocolatey
12 5 (0.55%) ReSharper
13 4 (0.44%) Fiddler
13 4 (0.44%) NUnit
General
1 222 (24.64%) Finance
2 104 (11.54%) Banking
3 23 (2.55%) Retail
4 22 (2.44%) Law
5 21 (2.33%) Investment Banking
5 21 (2.33%) Public Sector
6 18 (2.00%) Front Office
7 15 (1.66%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.33%) Back Office
9 10 (1.11%) Legal
9 10 (1.11%) Publishing
10 9 (1.00%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.67%) German Language
11 6 (0.67%) Local Government
12 5 (0.55%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.55%) Russian Language
13 4 (0.44%) Advertising
13 4 (0.44%) Retail Banking
14 2 (0.22%) International Banking
14 2 (0.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 153 (16.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 133 (14.76%) Windows Engineer
3 123 (13.65%) Analyst
4 104 (11.54%) Support Engineer
5 84 (9.32%) Server Engineer
6 65 (7.21%) Support Analyst
7 53 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 51 (5.66%) Windows Server Engineer
9 50 (5.55%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 45 (4.99%) 3rd Line Support
11 42 (4.66%) 2nd Line Support
11 42 (4.66%) Desktop Support
11 42 (4.66%) IT Engineer
12 37 (4.11%) Desktop Engineer
13 35 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
14 34 (3.77%) IT Support
15 31 (3.44%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 31 (3.44%) Architect
15 31 (3.44%) Azure Engineer
16 30 (3.33%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (4.33%) .NET
2 26 (2.89%) Web Services
3 17 (1.89%) SAML
3 17 (1.89%) Software Packaging
4 16 (1.78%) Node.js
5 15 (1.66%) JSON
5 15 (1.66%) LDAP
6 11 (1.22%) XML
7 10 (1.11%) Spring
8 9 (1.00%) HTML
8 9 (1.00%) RESTful
9 7 (0.78%) IBM Integration Bus
10 6 (0.67%) ASP.NET
10 6 (0.67%) Elastic Stack
11 5 (0.55%) .NET Core
11 5 (0.55%) .NET Framework
11 5 (0.55%) CSS
11 5 (0.55%) Middleware
11 5 (0.55%) Swagger
12 4 (0.44%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 58 (6.44%) Data Centre
2 47 (5.22%) Analytical Skills
3 36 (4.00%) Clustering
4 29 (3.22%) Management Information System
5 25 (2.77%) Self-Motivation
6 21 (2.33%) Video Conferencing
7 18 (2.00%) Blackberry
8 16 (1.78%) Public Cloud
9 15 (1.66%) Private Cloud
10 14 (1.55%) Replication
11 13 (1.44%) iPhone
12 12 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
12 12 (1.33%) Linux Command Line
13 11 (1.22%) Data Protection Act
13 11 (1.22%) PKI
14 10 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (1.00%) Fat Client
15 9 (1.00%) Thin Client
16 8 (0.89%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 895 (99.33%) Windows
2 247 (27.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 192 (21.31%) Windows 10
4 190 (21.09%) Linux
5 184 (20.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 113 (12.54%) Windows 7
7 53 (5.88%) Unix
8 50 (5.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 33 (3.66%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (2.77%) Ubuntu
11 22 (2.44%) Android
12 18 (2.00%) Windows 8
13 15 (1.66%) Mac OS X
14 14 (1.55%) CentOS
15 11 (1.22%) Debian
15 11 (1.22%) openSUSE
16 10 (1.11%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.78%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.67%) SUSE
19 5 (0.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 186 (20.64%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 136 (15.09%) ITIL
3 120 (13.32%) Migration
4 95 (10.54%) DevOps
5 79 (8.77%) Agile Software Development
6 53 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
7 50 (5.55%) Information Security
8 48 (5.33%) Configuration Management
9 40 (4.44%) Continuous Integration
10 37 (4.11%) Project Delivery
11 33 (3.66%) Change Management
12 31 (3.44%) Project Management
13 29 (3.22%) Disaster Recovery
13 29 (3.22%) Problem Management
13 29 (3.22%) Server Management
14 28 (3.11%) Patch Management
14 28 (3.11%) Vulnerability Management
15 27 (3.00%) CRM
16 26 (2.89%) Mobile Device Management
16 26 (2.89%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 254 (28.19%) PowerShell
2 148 (16.43%) SQL
3 44 (4.88%) Python
4 43 (4.77%) Java
5 29 (3.22%) C#
6 26 (2.89%) JavaScript
7 22 (2.44%) Ruby
8 19 (2.11%) Bash Shell
9 16 (1.78%) VBScript
10 15 (1.66%) Perl
10 15 (1.66%) T-SQL
11 12 (1.33%) PHP
11 12 (1.33%) VBA
12 10 (1.11%) C
13 9 (1.00%) VB
14 7 (0.78%) Go
15 6 (0.67%) C++
15 6 (0.67%) Scala
16 5 (0.55%) Groovy
17 4 (0.44%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 70 (7.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (6.55%) Security Cleared
3 49 (5.44%) MCSE
4 39 (4.33%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (4.00%) SC Cleared
6 35 (3.88%) MCSA
7 31 (3.44%) CCNA
8 22 (2.44%) Degree
9 18 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (1.89%) CCNP
11 11 (1.22%) MCITP
11 11 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (1.00%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (0.89%) DV Cleared
13 8 (0.89%) MCP
14 7 (0.78%) AWS Certification
14 7 (0.78%) CISSP
15 6 (0.67%) Citrix Certification
15 6 (0.67%) JNCIA
16 5 (0.55%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (6.22%) SLA
2 20 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (1.33%) COBIT
4 11 (1.22%) NIST
4 11 (1.22%) QA
5 6 (0.67%) Cyber Essentials
6 5 (0.55%) GDPR
7 4 (0.44%) Government Security Classifications
7 4 (0.44%) PCI DSS
7 4 (0.44%) PMO
8 2 (0.22%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.22%) NCSC
9 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.11%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 531 (58.93%) Active Directory
2 170 (18.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 107 (11.88%) Hyper-V
4 86 (9.54%) XenApp
5 71 (7.88%) VMware ESXi
6 56 (6.22%) XenDesktop
7 52 (5.77%) vSphere
8 30 (3.33%) Virtual Machines
9 28 (3.11%) Docker
9 28 (3.11%) Microsoft App-V
10 17 (1.89%) Virtual Desktop
11 15 (1.66%) VMware NSX
12 12 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (1.11%) BitLocker
13 10 (1.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 10 (1.11%) Shibboleth
14 6 (0.67%) DFS Replication
14 6 (0.67%) KVM
15 4 (0.44%) VMware Workstation
16 3 (0.33%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 184 (20.42%) SCCM
2 55 (6.10%) Ansible
3 41 (4.55%) WSUS
4 39 (4.33%) SCOM
5 35 (3.88%) Opscode Chef
5 35 (3.88%) Puppet
6 34 (3.77%) Single Sign-On
7 32 (3.55%) Terraform
8 31 (3.44%) Microsoft Intune
9 30 (3.33%) Kubernetes
10 22 (2.44%) Microsoft Clustering
11 19 (2.11%) Nessus
11 19 (2.11%) vCenter Server
12 13 (1.44%) Perfmon
13 11 (1.22%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 11 (1.22%) vMotion
14 10 (1.11%) Backup Exec
14 10 (1.11%) QRadar
15 9 (1.00%) SCOrch
16 8 (0.89%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 431 (47.84%) Microsoft
2 354 (39.29%) VMware
3 156 (17.31%) Citrix
4 124 (13.76%) Cisco
5 58 (6.44%) HP
6 40 (4.44%) Red Hat
7 38 (4.22%) Dell
8 37 (4.11%) NetApp
9 30 (3.33%) EMC
10 26 (2.89%) Symantec
11 23 (2.55%) Adobe
12 22 (2.44%) Salesforce.com
13 21 (2.33%) IBM
14 20 (2.22%) Apple
14 20 (2.22%) CheckPoint
14 20 (2.22%) Oracle
15 19 (2.11%) Veeam
16 17 (1.89%) Ivanti
16 17 (1.89%) Splunk
17 16 (1.78%) F5