Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 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
England > London
6 months to
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 104 126 122
Rank change year-on-year +22 -4 0
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 394 901 1,086
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.55% 2.25% 2.37%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.56% 12.42% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 290 675 768
Median daily rate £413 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £201 £161 £170
90th Percentile £614 £575 £591
England median daily rate £400 £385 £369
% change year-on-year +3.90% +4.41% +5.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 30
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.11 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.88% +110.55% +12.68%
10th Percentile £20.00 £20.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £96.00 £47.83
England median hourly rate £24.00 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +29.73% -11.90% +32.18%

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 2,706 7,252 9,368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.50% 18.13% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,818 5,096 6,643
Median daily rate £485 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.11% -2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £218 £176 £204
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
England median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 61 199 307
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +10.53% -
10th Percentile £17.25 £12.50 £13.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £52.50 £47.83
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +3.46%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in London

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Windows Server in London

Windows Server
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in London over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server in London

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in London.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server in London

Windows Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server in London over the 6 months to 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 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 +6 77 £425 -6.39% 29
South London +33 17 £203 -32.50% 4
East London +42 8 £375 -9.09% 2
West London +42 4 £323 +130.36% 10
North London +7 2 £450 +44.00% 3
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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.

1 391 (99.24%) Windows
2 218 (55.33%) Active Directory
3 165 (41.88%) VMware
4 147 (37.31%) Microsoft
5 124 (31.47%) PowerShell
6 118 (29.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 109 (27.66%) DNS
8 107 (27.16%) Windows Server 2012
9 106 (26.90%) Azure
10 105 (26.65%) Office 365
11 104 (26.40%) Linux
12 103 (26.14%) VMware Infrastructure
13 97 (24.62%) SQL
14 95 (24.11%) SQL Server
15 84 (21.32%) Windows 10
16 78 (19.80%) Citrix
17 73 (18.53%) Windows Server 2008
18 70 (17.77%) Migration
18 70 (17.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 67 (17.01%) Security Cleared
20 65 (16.50%) ITIL
21 62 (15.74%) Oracle
22 61 (15.48%) SC Cleared
23 60 (15.23%) DHCP
24 58 (14.72%) SAN
25 56 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
26 54 (13.71%) Hyper-V
27 48 (12.18%) Windows 7
27 48 (12.18%) Cisco
28 46 (11.68%) Finance

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 40 (10.15%) MS Exchange
2 36 (9.14%) IIS
3 21 (5.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (4.82%) SharePoint
5 16 (4.06%) Apache
6 15 (3.81%) Tomcat
7 12 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (2.79%) Apache Solr
8 11 (2.79%) WebLogic
9 10 (2.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 9 (2.28%) Skype for Business
11 6 (1.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.27%) Confluence
12 5 (1.27%) WebSphere
13 4 (1.02%) Exchange Server 2003
14 2 (0.51%) JBoss
14 2 (0.51%) WebSphere Application Server
15 1 (0.25%) ArcGIS
15 1 (0.25%) IBM Domino
15 1 (0.25%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 19 (4.82%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.02%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.25%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.25%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.25%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 106 (26.90%) Azure
2 105 (26.65%) Office 365
3 41 (10.41%) SaaS
4 30 (7.61%) PaaS
5 27 (6.85%) AWS
6 20 (5.08%) GCP
7 16 (4.06%) Azure Active Directory
8 15 (3.81%) IaaS
9 10 (2.54%) GitHub
10 9 (2.28%) OneDrive
11 7 (1.78%) Mimecast
12 6 (1.52%) Cloud Computing
13 3 (0.76%) AWS CloudFormation
13 3 (0.76%) AWS Lambda
13 3 (0.76%) Azure Functions
13 3 (0.76%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.76%) Serverless
14 2 (0.51%) Power Platform
14 2 (0.51%) PowerApps
15 1 (0.25%) Power Automate
Communications & Networking
1 109 (27.66%) DNS
2 60 (15.23%) DHCP
3 58 (14.72%) SAN
4 37 (9.39%) Firewall
5 24 (6.09%) NetScaler
5 24 (6.09%) TCP/IP
6 19 (4.82%) VPN
7 18 (4.57%) LAN
7 18 (4.57%) Remote Desktop
7 18 (4.57%) Skype
8 15 (3.81%) HTTP
8 15 (3.81%) WAN
9 14 (3.55%) SSL
10 12 (3.05%) Cisco ASA
11 11 (2.79%) Kerberos
12 10 (2.54%) DMZ
13 8 (2.03%) SMTP
14 7 (1.78%) IPv4
14 7 (1.78%) NAS
15 6 (1.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 95 (24.11%) SQL Server
2 28 (7.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (3.30%) Oracle Database
3 13 (3.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (3.05%) SQL Server 2008
5 11 (2.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 10 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (2.54%) Oracle ODI
7 9 (2.28%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (2.03%) Relational Database
8 8 (2.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (1.78%) MongoDB
10 5 (1.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 5 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 4 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
11 4 (1.02%) SQL Server 2019
12 2 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (0.51%) Azure SQL Database
12 2 (0.51%) Data Lake
12 2 (0.51%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (3.81%) Subversion
1 15 (3.81%) TeamCity
2 8 (2.03%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.03%) NUnit
2 8 (2.03%) Visual Studio
3 7 (1.78%) JIRA
4 6 (1.52%) Hudson
5 4 (1.02%) Bitbucket
5 4 (1.02%) SonarQube
5 4 (1.02%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.76%) GitLab
6 3 (0.76%) ScriptRunner
7 2 (0.51%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.51%) Serena SBM
8 1 (0.25%) Artifactory
8 1 (0.25%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (0.25%) Maven
General
1 46 (11.68%) Finance
2 41 (10.41%) Banking
3 22 (5.58%) Front Office
4 16 (4.06%) Investment Banking
5 14 (3.55%) Public Sector
6 11 (2.79%) Law
7 6 (1.52%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.27%) Legal
9 3 (0.76%) Automotive
9 3 (0.76%) Back Office
9 3 (0.76%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.76%) Police
10 2 (0.51%) Advertising
10 2 (0.51%) Marketing
10 2 (0.51%) Retail
11 1 (0.25%) Electronics
11 1 (0.25%) Housing Association
11 1 (0.25%) International Banking
11 1 (0.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 64 (16.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (9.39%) Developer
3 32 (8.12%) Support Engineer
4 30 (7.61%) Windows Engineer
5 29 (7.36%) Analyst
6 28 (7.11%) VMware Engineer
7 26 (6.60%) Server Engineer
8 24 (6.09%) Architect
9 21 (5.33%) Active Directory Engineer
10 19 (4.82%) Cloud Architect
11 17 (4.31%) .NET Developer
12 16 (4.06%) 3rd Line Support
12 16 (4.06%) Administrator
13 15 (3.81%) Cloud Developer
13 15 (3.81%) DBA
13 15 (3.81%) IT Support
13 15 (3.81%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (3.81%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
14 14 (3.55%) C# .NET Developer
14 14 (3.55%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.60%) .NET
2 19 (4.82%) REST
3 17 (4.31%) .NET Framework
4 16 (4.06%) HTML
5 15 (3.81%) Web Services
6 14 (3.55%) Dapper ORM
6 14 (3.55%) Entity Framework
6 14 (3.55%) NHibernate
6 14 (3.55%) Oracle Fusion
6 14 (3.55%) SAML
6 14 (3.55%) WebSockets
7 13 (3.30%) Middleware
8 11 (2.79%) RabbitMQ
9 10 (2.54%) JSON
10 9 (2.28%) AngularJS
10 9 (2.28%) LDAP
11 8 (2.03%) Boost C++ Libraries
11 8 (2.03%) STL
11 8 (2.03%) WinForms
12 6 (1.52%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 56 (14.21%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (7.36%) Data Centre
3 23 (5.84%) Clustering
4 14 (3.55%) Management Information System
5 11 (2.79%) HP StoreVirtual
6 9 (2.28%) Fixed Income
6 9 (2.28%) Private Cloud
7 8 (2.03%) Blackberry
7 8 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
8 7 (1.78%) Hedge funds
8 7 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.78%) Self-Motivation
9 6 (1.52%) Public Cloud
9 6 (1.52%) Replication
10 5 (1.27%) PKI
10 5 (1.27%) User Experience
11 4 (1.02%) Cloud Native
11 4 (1.02%) EMC VNX
11 4 (1.02%) NHS
12 3 (0.76%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 391 (99.24%) Windows
2 118 (29.95%) Windows Server 2016
3 107 (27.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 104 (26.40%) Linux
5 84 (21.32%) Windows 10
6 73 (18.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 48 (12.18%) Windows 7
8 32 (8.12%) Unix
9 27 (6.85%) Windows Server 2019
10 24 (6.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (4.31%) Ubuntu
12 11 (2.79%) Windows Server 2003
13 6 (1.52%) Mac OS X
14 5 (1.27%) Android
15 4 (1.02%) CentOS
16 3 (0.76%) Apple iOS
16 3 (0.76%) Solaris
17 2 (0.51%) Windows 8
18 1 (0.25%) Mac OS
18 1 (0.25%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (17.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 70 (17.77%) Migration
2 65 (16.50%) ITIL
3 39 (9.90%) High Availability
4 37 (9.39%) DevOps
5 33 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
6 26 (6.60%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (6.35%) Agile Software Development
7 25 (6.35%) Continuous Improvement
7 25 (6.35%) Performance Tuning
8 23 (5.84%) Electronic Trading
9 19 (4.82%) Data Protection
10 18 (4.57%) Cybersecurity
11 17 (4.31%) Patch Management
12 15 (3.81%) Configuration Management
12 15 (3.81%) Economics
12 15 (3.81%) Problem Management
12 15 (3.81%) SIEM
13 14 (3.55%) Continuous Integration
13 14 (3.55%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 124 (31.47%) PowerShell
2 97 (24.62%) SQL
3 29 (7.36%) C#
4 28 (7.11%) Bash Shell
5 21 (5.33%) C
5 21 (5.33%) Java
5 21 (5.33%) Python
6 17 (4.31%) PHP
6 17 (4.31%) Shell Script
7 14 (3.55%) JavaScript
8 12 (3.05%) Perl
9 10 (2.54%) T-SQL
10 9 (2.28%) C++
10 9 (2.28%) Ruby
10 9 (2.28%) TypeScript
11 6 (1.52%) Korn
12 4 (1.02%) VBScript
13 3 (0.76%) Groovy
14 2 (0.51%) Go
14 2 (0.51%) VB
Qualifications
1 67 (17.01%) Security Cleared
2 61 (15.48%) SC Cleared
3 33 (8.38%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (4.82%) DV Cleared
4 19 (4.82%) MCSE
4 19 (4.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 15 (3.81%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (3.30%) MCSA
7 12 (3.05%) Degree
8 7 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.52%) CCNA
9 6 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (1.02%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (1.02%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (0.76%) CCA
11 3 (0.76%) MCP
12 2 (0.51%) CISSP
12 2 (0.51%) DBS Check
12 2 (0.51%) MCITP
13 1 (0.25%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 16 (4.06%) GDPR
3 15 (3.81%) Cyber Essentials
4 14 (3.55%) Government Security Classifications
4 14 (3.55%) HIPAA
5 12 (3.05%) SLA
6 11 (2.79%) NCSC
7 6 (1.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.51%) QA
8 2 (0.51%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.25%) COBIT
9 1 (0.25%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.25%) NIST
System Software
1 218 (55.33%) Active Directory
2 103 (26.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (13.71%) Hyper-V
4 34 (8.63%) XenApp
5 30 (7.61%) VMware ESXi
6 29 (7.36%) vSphere
7 20 (5.08%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (4.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 17 (4.31%) Docker
10 11 (2.79%) XenDesktop
11 9 (2.28%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (1.02%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.76%) NFS
13 3 (0.76%) Virtual Servers
14 2 (0.51%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.51%) DFS Replication
14 2 (0.51%) Oracle RAC
14 2 (0.51%) Samba
14 2 (0.51%) VMware NSX
14 2 (0.51%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 38 (9.64%) SCCM
2 27 (6.85%) Ansible
3 25 (6.35%) SCOM
4 22 (5.58%) Puppet
5 20 (5.08%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (4.57%) Kubernetes
6 18 (4.57%) Single Sign-On
7 17 (4.31%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 13 (3.30%) Microsoft Intune
8 13 (3.30%) Terraform
8 13 (3.30%) vCenter Server
9 11 (2.79%) Norton AntiVirus
10 10 (2.54%) WSUS
11 9 (2.28%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (2.03%) PowerCLI
13 7 (1.78%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (1.52%) Nagios
15 5 (1.27%) AirWatch
15 5 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
15 5 (1.27%) vRealize
Vendors
1 165 (41.88%) VMware
2 147 (37.31%) Microsoft
3 78 (19.80%) Citrix
4 62 (15.74%) Oracle
5 48 (12.18%) Cisco
6 39 (9.90%) HP
7 29 (7.36%) EMC
8 24 (6.09%) Dell
9 22 (5.58%) Red Hat
10 21 (5.33%) NetApp
10 21 (5.33%) Splunk
11 16 (4.06%) Symantec
12 15 (3.81%) SolarWinds
13 12 (3.05%) Palo Alto
14 11 (2.79%) EqualLogic
14 11 (2.79%) ServiceNow
15 9 (2.28%) Nimble Storage
15 9 (2.28%) Sophos
16 8 (2.03%) Lumension
16 8 (2.03%) McAfee