Period
to 21 October 2021

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 21 October 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 190 139 116
Rank change year-on-year -51 -23 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 554 279 861
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.54% 1.98% 2.34%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.13% 11.94% 13.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 205 646
10th Percentile £250 £253 £150
25th Percentile £380 £318 £280
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £450 £400
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% +12.50% -2.74%
75th Percentile £550 £506 £500
90th Percentile £625 £550 £584
England median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 10
10th Percentile £20.00 £26.03 £18.73
25th Percentile £24.00 £27.56 £20.25
Median hourly rate £40.50 £30.25 £44.56
Median % change year-on-year +33.87% -32.11% +78.22%
75th Percentile £46.60 £33.06 £48.75
90th Percentile £68.50 £34.68 £50.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £19.73
% change year-on-year -4.76% +6.44% -13.14%

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 4,979 2,336 6,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.88% 16.59% 17.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,663 1,622 4,699
10th Percentile £260 £250 £165
25th Percentile £425 £369 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £529 £495 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.77% +4.21% -2.56%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £713 £663 £656
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -2.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 31 182
10th Percentile £14.91 £14.88 £14.00
25th Percentile £17.28 £19.39 £16.63
Median hourly rate £25.00 £25.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year - +19.05% +12.30%
75th Percentile £47.21 £37.00 £33.06
90th Percentile £62.43 £43.75 £50.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% -

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 21 October 2021.

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 21 October 2021.

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 21 October 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 -45 81 £485 +7.78% 71
West London -13 12 £325 -27.78% 35
South London +4 8 £299 +38.95% 5
North London +4 6 £400 -11.11% 5
East London -9 6 £306 +25.64% 17
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, 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.

1 547 (98.74%) Windows
2 335 (60.47%) Active Directory
3 255 (46.03%) Microsoft
4 245 (44.22%) VMware
5 233 (42.06%) Azure
6 201 (36.28%) Microsoft 365
7 189 (34.12%) PowerShell
8 163 (29.42%) VMware Infrastructure
9 125 (22.56%) ITIL
10 121 (21.84%) Social Skills
11 119 (21.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 118 (21.30%) Windows Server 2012
12 118 (21.30%) Linux
13 99 (17.87%) Migration
14 97 (17.51%) Windows Server 2016
15 96 (17.33%) SQL
15 96 (17.33%) DNS
16 94 (16.97%) Citrix
17 92 (16.61%) SCCM
18 90 (16.25%) SQL Server
19 89 (16.06%) Cisco
19 89 (16.06%) Finance
20 84 (15.16%) DHCP
21 83 (14.98%) Firewall
22 80 (14.44%) Windows Server 2019
23 78 (14.08%) Windows 10
24 77 (13.90%) Security Cleared
25 76 (13.72%) Azure Active Directory
26 72 (13.00%) DevOps
27 67 (12.09%) Agile Software Development

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 62 (11.19%) SharePoint
2 47 (8.48%) IIS
3 42 (7.58%) MS Exchange
4 13 (2.35%) Confluence
5 8 (1.44%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (1.44%) Tomcat
5 8 (1.44%) WebLogic
6 7 (1.26%) Oracle Coherence
7 6 (1.08%) Apache
7 6 (1.08%) ArcGIS
8 5 (0.90%) Skype for Business
9 4 (0.72%) WebSphere
10 3 (0.54%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.36%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 2 (0.36%) SAS
12 1 (0.18%) CMS
12 1 (0.18%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.18%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 49 (8.84%) Microsoft Office
2 22 (3.97%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.08%) Photoshop
4 5 (0.90%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.18%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Cerner Millennium
1 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.18%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 233 (42.06%) Azure
2 201 (36.28%) Microsoft 365
3 76 (13.72%) Azure Active Directory
4 55 (9.93%) AWS
5 47 (8.48%) IaaS
6 28 (5.05%) PaaS
7 22 (3.97%) Power Platform
8 19 (3.43%) GitHub
9 17 (3.07%) SaaS
10 16 (2.89%) GCP
10 16 (2.89%) Mimecast
11 15 (2.71%) PowerApps
12 12 (2.17%) OneDrive
13 10 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
14 9 (1.62%) Amazon EC2
14 9 (1.62%) Amazon S3
15 8 (1.44%) Serverless
16 7 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
17 6 (1.08%) AWS Lambda
18 5 (0.90%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 96 (17.33%) DNS
2 84 (15.16%) DHCP
3 83 (14.98%) Firewall
4 55 (9.93%) TCP/IP
5 41 (7.40%) VPN
6 39 (7.04%) LAN
7 38 (6.86%) SAN
8 25 (4.51%) WAN
9 22 (3.97%) Kerberos
10 17 (3.07%) NetScaler
10 17 (3.07%) SSL
10 17 (3.07%) VoIP
11 14 (2.53%) HTTP
12 12 (2.17%) NAS
13 11 (1.99%) WebEx
14 10 (1.81%) iSCSI
14 10 (1.81%) Network Security
15 9 (1.62%) VLAN
16 8 (1.44%) Internet
16 8 (1.44%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (16.25%) SQL Server
2 19 (3.43%) Power BI
3 18 (3.25%) Relational Database
4 16 (2.89%) Oracle Database
4 16 (2.89%) SQL Server 2016
4 16 (2.89%) SQL Server 2019
5 15 (2.71%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (2.71%) SQL Server 2014
6 14 (2.53%) SQL Server 2008
7 11 (1.99%) MySQL
7 11 (1.99%) Oracle Database 12c
8 9 (1.62%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (1.62%) RDBMS
8 9 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 7 (1.26%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.08%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 6 (1.08%) GIS
10 6 (1.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 3 (0.54%) MongoDB
11 3 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 31 (5.60%) Jenkins
2 22 (3.97%) Git (software)
3 18 (3.25%) JIRA
4 14 (2.53%) Visual Studio
5 13 (2.35%) Subversion
5 13 (2.35%) TeamCity
6 10 (1.81%) Bitbucket
7 9 (1.62%) GitLab
7 9 (1.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 8 (1.44%) SonarQube
9 7 (1.26%) IntelliJ
10 5 (0.90%) Maven
11 3 (0.54%) Serena SBM
12 2 (0.36%) Chocolatey
13 1 (0.18%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.18%) AutoIt
13 1 (0.18%) Gradle
13 1 (0.18%) Liquibase
13 1 (0.18%) Sonatype Nexus
13 1 (0.18%) Travis CI
General
1 121 (21.84%) Social Skills
2 89 (16.06%) Finance
3 53 (9.57%) Banking
4 24 (4.33%) Public Sector
5 23 (4.15%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (3.07%) Legal
7 16 (2.89%) Telecoms
8 13 (2.35%) Documentation Skills
8 13 (2.35%) Organisational Skills
9 11 (1.99%) Presentation Skills
9 11 (1.99%) Retail
10 8 (1.44%) Investment Banking
11 7 (1.26%) Influencing Skills
12 5 (0.90%) Law
12 5 (0.90%) Marketing
13 4 (0.72%) Electronics
13 4 (0.72%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.72%) Local Government
13 4 (0.72%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.54%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 98 (17.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 57 (10.29%) Windows Engineer
3 55 (9.93%) Support Engineer
4 53 (9.57%) Analyst
5 43 (7.76%) Server Engineer
6 41 (7.40%) Architect
7 37 (6.68%) Azure Engineer
8 31 (5.60%) Windows Server Engineer
9 30 (5.42%) Administrator
10 29 (5.23%) Consultant
11 25 (4.51%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
12 23 (4.15%) DevOps Engineer
12 23 (4.15%) IT Engineer
12 23 (4.15%) IT Support
13 22 (3.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 21 (3.79%) Active Directory Engineer
14 21 (3.79%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
15 20 (3.61%) Applications Support
15 20 (3.61%) VMware Engineer
16 19 (3.43%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (8.12%) .NET
2 23 (4.15%) Web Services
3 22 (3.97%) LDAP
4 17 (3.07%) HTML
5 16 (2.89%) REST
6 15 (2.71%) JSON
7 13 (2.35%) SOAP
8 12 (2.17%) ASP.NET
8 12 (2.17%) SAML
9 11 (1.99%) CSS
10 10 (1.81%) AngularJS
10 10 (1.81%) Middleware
11 9 (1.62%) RESTful
12 8 (1.44%) HTML5
13 7 (1.26%) .NET Framework
13 7 (1.26%) ARM Templates
13 7 (1.26%) Node.js
13 7 (1.26%) SPNEGO
14 6 (1.08%) LAMP
14 6 (1.08%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (6.68%) Data Centre
2 29 (5.23%) Clustering
3 21 (3.79%) Data Protection Act
4 20 (3.61%) Replication
5 11 (1.99%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (1.81%) Hybrid Cloud
7 9 (1.62%) Hedge funds
7 9 (1.62%) Private Cloud
8 8 (1.44%) PKI
8 8 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.26%) Management Information System
9 7 (1.26%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.08%) Virtual Team
11 5 (0.90%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.90%) Life Science
11 5 (0.90%) NHS
11 5 (0.90%) Wiki
12 4 (0.72%) Fibre Optics
12 4 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 547 (98.74%) Windows
2 118 (21.30%) Linux
2 118 (21.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 97 (17.51%) Windows Server 2016
4 80 (14.44%) Windows Server 2019
5 78 (14.08%) Windows 10
6 61 (11.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 39 (7.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (4.87%) Android
9 26 (4.69%) Windows 7
10 22 (3.97%) Mac OS
11 20 (3.61%) Apple iOS
12 16 (2.89%) Ubuntu
13 9 (1.62%) Unix
14 7 (1.26%) Windows Server 2003
15 5 (0.90%) CentOS
15 5 (0.90%) Solaris
16 4 (0.72%) VMS
17 3 (0.54%) AIX
18 2 (0.36%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 125 (22.56%) ITIL
2 119 (21.48%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 99 (17.87%) Migration
4 72 (13.00%) DevOps
5 67 (12.09%) Agile Software Development
6 49 (8.84%) ITSM
7 46 (8.30%) Change Management
8 36 (6.50%) Problem-Solving
9 34 (6.14%) Service Management
10 33 (5.96%) Project Delivery
11 30 (5.42%) Data Protection
12 27 (4.87%) Server Management
13 25 (4.51%) Cybersecurity
13 25 (4.51%) Data Migration
13 25 (4.51%) Disaster Recovery
13 25 (4.51%) High Availability
13 25 (4.51%) Scrum
14 24 (4.33%) Service Delivery
15 21 (3.79%) Business Intelligence
15 21 (3.79%) Infrastructure as Code
Programming Languages
1 189 (34.12%) PowerShell
2 96 (17.33%) SQL
3 49 (8.84%) Python
4 33 (5.96%) C#
5 24 (4.33%) Bash Shell
5 24 (4.33%) Java
6 23 (4.15%) Shell Script
7 21 (3.79%) JavaScript
8 16 (2.89%) C
9 14 (2.53%) R
9 14 (2.53%) VB.NET
10 11 (1.99%) VBScript
11 10 (1.81%) VB
12 9 (1.62%) C++
12 9 (1.62%) T-SQL
13 5 (0.90%) TypeScript
14 3 (0.54%) ES6
14 3 (0.54%) Go
14 3 (0.54%) Perl
14 3 (0.54%) PHP
Qualifications
1 77 (13.90%) Security Cleared
2 58 (10.47%) SC Cleared
3 50 (9.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (4.87%) ITIL Certification
5 24 (4.33%) MCSE
6 23 (4.15%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (4.15%) DV Cleared
7 21 (3.79%) Degree
8 17 (3.07%) CCNA
9 16 (2.89%) MCITP
10 13 (2.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 10 (1.81%) MCSA
12 8 (1.44%) Citrix Certification
12 8 (1.44%) JNCIA
13 6 (1.08%) Numerate Degree
14 5 (0.90%) CCNP
15 4 (0.72%) CCDA
15 4 (0.72%) JNCIP
15 4 (0.72%) JNCIS
16 3 (0.54%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.14%) SLA
2 17 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (2.53%) GDPR
4 9 (1.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (1.08%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.54%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.54%) NCSC
7 2 (0.36%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.36%) NIST
8 1 (0.18%) Accessibility
8 1 (0.18%) COBIT
8 1 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.18%) DICOM
8 1 (0.18%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.18%) HL7
8 1 (0.18%) IFRS
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.18%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.18%) ITGC
System Software
1 335 (60.47%) Active Directory
2 163 (29.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (9.57%) VMware ESXi
4 43 (7.76%) Hyper-V
5 28 (5.05%) vSphere
6 25 (4.51%) Virtual Desktop
7 24 (4.33%) Virtual Servers
8 23 (4.15%) XenApp
9 19 (3.43%) XenDesktop
10 18 (3.25%) Docker
11 14 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (2.53%) VMware NSX
12 13 (2.35%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 7 (1.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
13 7 (1.26%) NFS
14 4 (0.72%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.72%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.54%) Microsoft App-V
15 3 (0.54%) Oracle RAC
15 3 (0.54%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 92 (16.61%) SCCM
2 53 (9.57%) Ansible
3 42 (7.58%) Microsoft Intune
4 38 (6.86%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 26 (4.69%) Terraform
6 17 (3.07%) Kubernetes
6 17 (3.07%) Puppet
6 17 (3.07%) SCOM
7 16 (2.89%) Microsoft Clustering
8 14 (2.53%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (2.35%) vCenter Server
10 12 (2.17%) PowerCLI
11 9 (1.62%) Jamf Pro
12 8 (1.44%) FortiGate
12 8 (1.44%) SCOrch
13 7 (1.26%) EMC NetWorker
13 7 (1.26%) ITRS Geneos
13 7 (1.26%) Opscode Chef
13 7 (1.26%) vRealize
13 7 (1.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 255 (46.03%) Microsoft
2 245 (44.22%) VMware
3 94 (16.97%) Citrix
4 89 (16.06%) Cisco
5 42 (7.58%) Oracle
6 41 (7.40%) ServiceNow
7 37 (6.68%) HP
8 34 (6.14%) Red Hat
9 27 (4.87%) Dell
9 27 (4.87%) SolarWinds
10 25 (4.51%) EMC
10 25 (4.51%) IBM
11 22 (3.97%) Splunk
12 19 (3.43%) CheckPoint
13 16 (2.89%) NetApp
14 14 (2.53%) McAfee
15 12 (2.17%) Sophos
16 11 (1.99%) Juniper
17 10 (1.81%) Apple
17 10 (1.81%) Symantec