Period
to 11 May 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 11 May 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
11 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 162 98 130
Rank change year-on-year -64 +32 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 385 554 903
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.65% 2.61% 2.19%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.48% 15.09% 11.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 410 663
10th Percentile £256 £175 £161
25th Percentile £350 £263 £311
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £400 £420
Median % change year-on-year +12.50% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £503 £500 £500
90th Percentile £575 £589 £550
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 19 18
10th Percentile £24.04 £16.89 £12.93
25th Percentile £39.61 £21.50 £19.00
Median hourly rate £51.00 £26.50 £20.75
Median % change year-on-year +92.45% +27.71% +22.06%
75th Percentile £74.88 £47.54 £36.56
90th Percentile £76.80 £47.83 £42.39
England median hourly rate £25.00 £19.25 £19.62
% change year-on-year +29.87% -1.86% +12.09%

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 3,354 3,671 7,530
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.34% 17.29% 18.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,365 2,606 5,339
10th Percentile £275 £174 £181
25th Percentile £400 £325 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £488
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.69% +2.63%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £588
90th Percentile £688 £650 £656
England median daily rate £450 £425 £440
% change year-on-year +5.88% -3.41% +0.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 112 193
10th Percentile £14.98 £14.39 £14.00
25th Percentile £23.56 £18.00 £16.08
Median hourly rate £42.75 £21.00 £20.00
Median % change year-on-year +103.57% +5.00% +3.27%
75th Percentile £64.00 £47.58 £34.25
90th Percentile £68.20 £62.88 £48.57
England median hourly rate £17.77 £17.42 £17.00
% change year-on-year +1.99% +2.49% -

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 11 May 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 11 May 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 11 May 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 -19 62 £448 +9.27% 43
West London +23 13 £500 +104.08% 21
East London +12 11 £325 -13.33% 13
South London +24 6 £175 -41.67% 6
North London +7 1 - - 3
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 11 May 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.

1 376 (97.66%) Windows
2 204 (52.99%) Active Directory
3 198 (51.43%) Microsoft
4 165 (42.86%) VMware
5 153 (39.74%) PowerShell
6 149 (38.70%) Azure
7 129 (33.51%) Microsoft 365
8 110 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 97 (25.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 95 (24.68%) Linux
11 92 (23.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 84 (21.82%) Finance
13 76 (19.74%) Citrix
13 76 (19.74%) Windows Server 2016
14 74 (19.22%) SQL Server
15 72 (18.70%) Cisco
15 72 (18.70%) DNS
16 70 (18.18%) ITIL
17 67 (17.40%) Windows 10
18 65 (16.88%) Social Skills
18 65 (16.88%) Firewall
19 62 (16.10%) Windows Server 2008
19 62 (16.10%) DevOps
20 61 (15.84%) Security Cleared
21 56 (14.55%) Migration
21 56 (14.55%) SQL
21 56 (14.55%) DHCP
22 52 (13.51%) Windows Server 2019
23 50 (12.99%) MS Exchange
24 48 (12.47%) VMware ESXi

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 50 (12.99%) MS Exchange
2 33 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 25 (6.49%) IIS
4 19 (4.94%) Skype for Business
5 16 (4.16%) Exchange Server 2010
6 8 (2.08%) ArcGIS
6 8 (2.08%) Confluence
6 8 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
7 6 (1.56%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.30%) Oracle Coherence
9 4 (1.04%) Apache
10 3 (0.78%) Drupal
10 3 (0.78%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (0.78%) JBoss
10 3 (0.78%) WebLogic
11 2 (0.52%) Joomla!
11 2 (0.52%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.52%) WebSphere
11 2 (0.52%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.52%) WordPress
Applications
1 29 (7.53%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.08%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.04%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.78%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.52%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.26%) FileZilla
Business Applications
1 5 (1.30%) Eikon
1 5 (1.30%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 2 (0.52%) Dynamics NAV
2 2 (0.52%) Salerio
3 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 149 (38.70%) Azure
2 129 (33.51%) Microsoft 365
3 38 (9.87%) AWS
3 38 (9.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (6.23%) IaaS
5 18 (4.68%) PaaS
6 13 (3.38%) OneDrive
7 11 (2.86%) Azure Stack
7 11 (2.86%) SaaS
8 10 (2.60%) Mimecast
9 9 (2.34%) GCP
9 9 (2.34%) Power Platform
10 8 (2.08%) GitHub
11 6 (1.56%) Cloud Computing
12 5 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
12 5 (1.30%) OpenShift
13 4 (1.04%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 4 (1.04%) Power Automate
13 4 (1.04%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 72 (18.70%) DNS
2 65 (16.88%) Firewall
3 56 (14.55%) DHCP
4 34 (8.83%) TCP/IP
5 27 (7.01%) VPN
6 24 (6.23%) SAN
7 21 (5.45%) LAN
8 18 (4.68%) WAN
9 17 (4.42%) Skype
10 14 (3.64%) Network Security
11 12 (3.12%) VoIP
12 11 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
13 10 (2.60%) NetScaler
14 9 (2.34%) SMTP
15 8 (2.08%) Kerberos
15 8 (2.08%) Remote Desktop
16 7 (1.82%) iSCSI
17 6 (1.56%) FTP
17 6 (1.56%) Internet
17 6 (1.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (19.22%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 11 (2.86%) Oracle Database
3 11 (2.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (2.86%) SQL Server 2016
4 10 (2.60%) Oracle Database 11g
5 8 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
6 7 (1.82%) GIS
7 6 (1.56%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (1.56%) MySQL
7 6 (1.56%) Relational Database
8 5 (1.30%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.30%) Power BI
8 5 (1.30%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2019
10 3 (0.78%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.78%) SQL Server 2017
10 3 (0.78%) Sybase ASE
11 2 (0.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 31 (8.05%) Jenkins
2 15 (3.90%) Git (software)
2 15 (3.90%) GitLab
2 15 (3.90%) TeamCity
3 9 (2.34%) SonarQube
4 8 (2.08%) JIRA
5 7 (1.82%) Bitbucket
5 7 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.30%) IntelliJ
6 5 (1.30%) Subversion
6 5 (1.30%) Visual Studio
7 2 (0.52%) Chocolatey
7 2 (0.52%) Oracle Forms
7 2 (0.52%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.26%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.26%) Hudson
8 1 (0.26%) IBM UrbanCode
8 1 (0.26%) MSI
8 1 (0.26%) NeoLoad
8 1 (0.26%) Serena SBM
General
1 84 (21.82%) Finance
2 65 (16.88%) Social Skills
3 35 (9.09%) Banking
4 16 (4.16%) Presentation Skills
5 15 (3.90%) Public Sector
6 14 (3.64%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.64%) Influencing Skills
7 13 (3.38%) Organisational Skills
8 12 (3.12%) Telecoms
9 10 (2.60%) Legal
10 9 (2.34%) Manufacturing
11 8 (2.08%) Documentation Skills
12 7 (1.82%) Electronics
12 7 (1.82%) Law
12 7 (1.82%) Marketing
13 6 (1.56%) Financial Institution
14 4 (1.04%) Back Office
15 2 (0.52%) International Banking
15 2 (0.52%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 70 (18.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 39 (10.13%) Support Engineer
3 38 (9.87%) Windows Engineer
4 36 (9.35%) Azure Engineer
5 29 (7.53%) Architect
6 27 (7.01%) DevOps Engineer
7 26 (6.75%) Administrator
8 23 (5.97%) Server Engineer
9 22 (5.71%) VMware Engineer
10 19 (4.94%) Consultant
11 18 (4.68%) Analyst
12 17 (4.42%) Citrix Engineer
12 17 (4.42%) Network Engineer
12 17 (4.42%) Windows Server Engineer
13 16 (4.16%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 15 (3.90%) Active Directory Engineer
15 14 (3.64%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
16 12 (3.12%) Azure DevOps Engineer
16 12 (3.12%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
16 12 (3.12%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.42%) .NET
2 8 (2.08%) LDAP
3 7 (1.82%) ASP.NET
4 6 (1.56%) Middleware
4 6 (1.56%) Software Packaging
5 5 (1.30%) AngularJS
5 5 (1.30%) Elastic Stack
5 5 (1.30%) FIX Protocol
6 4 (1.04%) JSON
6 4 (1.04%) Web Services
7 3 (0.78%) CSS
7 3 (0.78%) HTML
7 3 (0.78%) jQuery
7 3 (0.78%) SAML
7 3 (0.78%) YAML
8 2 (0.52%) Kafka
8 2 (0.52%) LAMP
8 2 (0.52%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.52%) Node.js
8 2 (0.52%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.05%) Data Centre
2 21 (5.45%) Hybrid Cloud
3 19 (4.94%) Clustering
4 17 (4.42%) Private Cloud
5 12 (3.12%) Replication
6 11 (2.86%) Management Information System
7 10 (2.60%) EMC VNX
8 9 (2.34%) Public Cloud
9 7 (1.82%) PKI
10 6 (1.56%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.30%) AS400
11 5 (1.30%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 5 (1.30%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.30%) NHS
11 5 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.30%) Virtual Team
12 4 (1.04%) Fat Client
12 4 (1.04%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.78%) Fibre Optics
13 3 (0.78%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 376 (97.66%) Windows
2 97 (25.19%) Windows Server 2012
3 95 (24.68%) Linux
4 76 (19.74%) Windows Server 2016
5 67 (17.40%) Windows 10
6 62 (16.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (13.51%) Windows Server 2019
8 37 (9.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 28 (7.27%) Windows 7
10 12 (3.12%) Unix
11 11 (2.86%) Solaris
12 10 (2.60%) Android
12 10 (2.60%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (2.08%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.82%) CentOS
15 4 (1.04%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.78%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.78%) SUSE
16 3 (0.78%) VMS
17 2 (0.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 92 (23.90%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 70 (18.18%) ITIL
3 62 (16.10%) DevOps
4 56 (14.55%) Migration
5 33 (8.57%) Problem-Solving
6 29 (7.53%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (7.53%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (5.71%) Scrum
8 20 (5.19%) Change Management
9 19 (4.94%) Configuration Management
9 19 (4.94%) High Availability
9 19 (4.94%) Incident Management
10 18 (4.68%) Cybersecurity
10 18 (4.68%) Problem Management
11 16 (4.16%) Project Delivery
11 16 (4.16%) Root Cause Analysis
11 16 (4.16%) Service Management
12 15 (3.90%) Computer Science
12 15 (3.90%) Information Security
12 15 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 153 (39.74%) PowerShell
2 56 (14.55%) SQL
3 38 (9.87%) Python
4 15 (3.90%) C
5 11 (2.86%) Bash Shell
5 11 (2.86%) C#
5 11 (2.86%) Java
5 11 (2.86%) VB
6 9 (2.34%) TypeScript
7 8 (2.08%) Shell Script
8 7 (1.82%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.30%) C++
9 5 (1.30%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.30%) PL/SQL
9 5 (1.30%) Ruby
10 4 (1.04%) VBScript
11 3 (0.78%) Perl
11 3 (0.78%) PHP
12 1 (0.26%) Jython
12 1 (0.26%) Rust
Qualifications
1 61 (15.84%) Security Cleared
2 47 (12.21%) SC Cleared
3 35 (9.09%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (6.49%) DV Cleared
5 24 (6.23%) Degree
6 17 (4.42%) ITIL Certification
7 14 (3.64%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (3.38%) MCSE
9 9 (2.34%) MCSA
10 8 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (1.82%) AWS Certification
11 7 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (1.82%) MCITP
11 7 (1.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 5 (1.30%) A+ Certification
12 5 (1.30%) CCNA
12 5 (1.30%) CTC Cleared
12 5 (1.30%) Numerate Degree
13 3 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.78%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (5.97%) SLA
2 12 (3.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (1.82%) GDPR
4 5 (1.30%) QA
5 4 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (1.04%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.78%) COBIT
6 3 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.78%) NIST
6 3 (0.78%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.52%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.52%) Government Security Classifications
7 2 (0.52%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.52%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.26%) Data Quality
System Software
1 204 (52.99%) Active Directory
2 110 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (12.47%) VMware ESXi
4 47 (12.21%) Hyper-V
5 30 (7.79%) vSphere
6 24 (6.23%) Docker
7 18 (4.68%) XenApp
8 15 (3.90%) Virtual Machines
8 15 (3.90%) VMware NSX
9 11 (2.86%) XenDesktop
10 9 (2.34%) Virtual Desktop
11 8 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
12 7 (1.82%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (1.56%) Terminal Server
14 5 (1.30%) vCloud
15 4 (1.04%) BitLocker
15 4 (1.04%) VMware Server
16 3 (0.78%) Firmware
16 3 (0.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 44 (11.43%) Ansible
2 42 (10.91%) SCCM
2 42 (10.91%) Terraform
3 28 (7.27%) Microsoft Intune
4 25 (6.49%) Puppet
5 21 (5.45%) Kubernetes
6 16 (4.16%) vRealize
7 15 (3.90%) vCenter Server
8 14 (3.64%) SCOM
9 13 (3.38%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (3.38%) PowerCLI
10 9 (2.34%) Microsoft Clustering
11 7 (1.82%) Backup Exec
11 7 (1.82%) vRealize Orchestrator
12 6 (1.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 5 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
13 5 (1.30%) ITRS Geneos
14 4 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (1.04%) Packer
14 4 (1.04%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 198 (51.43%) Microsoft
2 165 (42.86%) VMware
3 76 (19.74%) Citrix
4 72 (18.70%) Cisco
5 34 (8.83%) Oracle
6 32 (8.31%) Red Hat
7 26 (6.75%) EMC
8 20 (5.19%) Dell
9 19 (4.94%) IBM
10 15 (3.90%) HP
10 15 (3.90%) Splunk
11 12 (3.12%) Apple
11 12 (3.12%) SAP
11 12 (3.12%) SolarWinds
12 11 (2.86%) Ivanti
13 10 (2.60%) Symantec
14 9 (2.34%) NetApp
14 9 (2.34%) Sophos
15 8 (2.08%) ESRI
15 8 (2.08%) McAfee