Period
to 25 October 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 25 October 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
25 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 146 119 112
Rank change year-on-year -27 -7 +5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 267 856 1,156
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.89% 2.35% 2.50%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.42% 13.21% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 640 827
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £263 £152 £188
90th Percentile £544 £580 £588
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 15
Median hourly rate £35.00 £47.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.53% +34.29% +59.93%
England median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +75.00% -16.67% +42.81%

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 2,337 6,478 9,383
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 16.52% 17.77% 20.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,506 4,533 6,627
Median daily rate £486 £475 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.37% -2.56% +2.63%
10th Percentile £250 £170 £193
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
England median daily rate £440 £425 £435
% change year-on-year +3.53% -2.30% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 186 289
Median hourly rate £35.00 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +12.30% -1.58%
10th Percentile £17.85 £13.19 £12.70
90th Percentile £48.55 £52.50 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 25 October 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 25 October 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 25 October 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 +15 57 £456 +7.35% 26
West London +35 7 £450 +221.43% 13
South London +18 3 £130 -61.19% 1
North London +8 3 £450 +55.17% 1
East London +38 2 £88 -2.78% 2
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 October 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.

1 262 (98.13%) Windows
2 141 (52.81%) Active Directory
3 118 (44.19%) Microsoft
4 110 (41.20%) VMware
5 101 (37.83%) Azure
6 88 (32.96%) PowerShell
7 76 (28.46%) Windows Server 2016
8 75 (28.09%) SQL Server
9 70 (26.22%) DNS
10 69 (25.84%) VMware Infrastructure
10 69 (25.84%) Office 365
11 64 (23.97%) Windows 10
12 62 (23.22%) Linux
13 61 (22.85%) SQL
14 60 (22.47%) Security Cleared
15 56 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
16 54 (20.22%) Finance
17 53 (19.85%) ITIL
18 51 (19.10%) SC Cleared
19 49 (18.35%) Windows Server 2008
19 49 (18.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 48 (17.98%) Oracle
21 47 (17.60%) Migration
22 45 (16.85%) SaaS
23 43 (16.10%) Citrix
24 41 (15.36%) DevOps
25 40 (14.98%) SCCM
26 36 (13.48%) High Availability
27 34 (12.73%) PaaS
27 34 (12.73%) 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 23 (8.61%) MS Exchange
1 23 (8.61%) SharePoint
2 22 (8.24%) IIS
3 15 (5.62%) Apache
4 14 (5.24%) Tomcat
5 13 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (4.12%) Apache Solr
7 10 (3.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 10 (3.75%) Skype for Business
7 10 (3.75%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.25%) ArcGIS
9 5 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (1.87%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.12%) IBM Transformation Extender
11 2 (0.75%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.37%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.37%) CMS
12 1 (0.37%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 21 (7.87%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.25%) Photoshop
3 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 101 (37.83%) Azure
2 69 (25.84%) Office 365
3 45 (16.85%) SaaS
4 34 (12.73%) PaaS
5 27 (10.11%) AWS
6 22 (8.24%) IaaS
7 19 (7.12%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (4.87%) GCP
9 11 (4.12%) GitHub
10 8 (3.00%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (3.00%) Mimecast
11 7 (2.62%) OneDrive
12 6 (2.25%) Power Automate
13 3 (1.12%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 2 (0.75%) Azure Functions
14 2 (0.75%) Azure Stack
14 2 (0.75%) Serverless
15 1 (0.37%) Power Platform
15 1 (0.37%) PowerApps
15 1 (0.37%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 70 (26.22%) DNS
2 34 (12.73%) SAN
3 33 (12.36%) Firewall
4 32 (11.99%) DHCP
5 27 (10.11%) VPN
6 21 (7.87%) TCP/IP
7 17 (6.37%) LAN
8 16 (5.99%) SSL
8 16 (5.99%) WAN
9 14 (5.24%) HTTP
9 14 (5.24%) Skype
10 12 (4.49%) Kerberos
11 11 (4.12%) DMZ
12 10 (3.75%) VLAN
13 9 (3.37%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (3.00%) NetScaler
15 7 (2.62%) IPv4
15 7 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
16 6 (2.25%) VoIP
17 5 (1.87%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (28.09%) SQL Server
2 20 (7.49%) SQL Server 2016
3 11 (4.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 10 (3.75%) Oracle ODI
5 9 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.62%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (2.25%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (2.25%) MongoDB
7 6 (2.25%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.87%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
9 3 (1.12%) DB2
9 3 (1.12%) Oracle Database
9 3 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
9 3 (1.12%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2019
10 2 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.75%) GIS
Development Applications
1 9 (3.37%) GitLab
2 8 (3.00%) Subversion
3 5 (1.87%) JIRA
4 4 (1.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 4 (1.50%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.50%) Hudson
4 4 (1.50%) Jenkins
5 3 (1.12%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.12%) SonarQube
5 3 (1.12%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.37%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.37%) MSI
6 1 (0.37%) NUnit
6 1 (0.37%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (0.37%) Serena SBM
6 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 54 (20.22%) Finance
2 20 (7.49%) Banking
3 12 (4.49%) Public Sector
4 10 (3.75%) Investment Banking
5 6 (2.25%) Retail
6 4 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.12%) Electronics
7 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
7 3 (1.12%) Marketing
7 3 (1.12%) Police
8 2 (0.75%) Back Office
8 2 (0.75%) Front Office
8 2 (0.75%) Legal
9 1 (0.37%) Advertising
9 1 (0.37%) Automotive
9 1 (0.37%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.37%) International Banking
9 1 (0.37%) Law
Job Titles
1 38 (14.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 30 (11.24%) Windows Engineer
3 20 (7.49%) Analyst
3 20 (7.49%) Developer
4 16 (5.99%) Support Engineer
5 15 (5.62%) Azure Engineer
6 14 (5.24%) VMware Engineer
7 13 (4.87%) Administrator
7 13 (4.87%) Cloud Developer
7 13 (4.87%) Consultant
8 12 (4.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 12 (4.49%) Architect
8 12 (4.49%) Security Engineer
9 11 (4.12%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (3.37%) DBA
10 9 (3.37%) Support Analyst
10 9 (3.37%) Technical Support
11 8 (3.00%) Applications Support
11 8 (3.00%) Office 365 Engineer
11 8 (3.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.24%) Oracle Fusion
1 14 (5.24%) SAML
2 12 (4.49%) LDAP
3 11 (4.12%) RabbitMQ
4 5 (1.87%) .NET
5 4 (1.50%) JDBC
5 4 (1.50%) Middleware
5 4 (1.50%) MSMQ
5 4 (1.50%) ODBC
5 4 (1.50%) REST
6 3 (1.12%) CSS
6 3 (1.12%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.12%) gRPC
6 3 (1.12%) HTML
6 3 (1.12%) jQuery
6 3 (1.12%) RESTful
6 3 (1.12%) SailPoint
6 3 (1.12%) Swagger
6 3 (1.12%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (1.12%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 23 (8.61%) Analytical Skills
2 21 (7.87%) Clustering
3 19 (7.12%) Data Centre
4 12 (4.49%) Management Information System
5 10 (3.75%) HP StoreVirtual
6 9 (3.37%) Private Cloud
6 9 (3.37%) Replication
7 5 (1.87%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (1.87%) iSeries
7 5 (1.87%) PKI
7 5 (1.87%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (1.50%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.50%) NHS
8 4 (1.50%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.12%) AS400
9 3 (1.12%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.12%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.12%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.12%) Smartcard
9 3 (1.12%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 262 (98.13%) Windows
2 76 (28.46%) Windows Server 2016
3 64 (23.97%) Windows 10
4 62 (23.22%) Linux
5 56 (20.97%) Windows Server 2012
6 49 (18.35%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (11.99%) Windows Server 2019
8 27 (10.11%) Windows 7
9 22 (8.24%) Unix
10 15 (5.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (3.00%) CentOS
12 7 (2.62%) Solaris
13 5 (1.87%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.87%) Windows 8
14 3 (1.12%) Android
14 3 (1.12%) Mac OS X
14 3 (1.12%) Oracle Linux
14 3 (1.12%) Ubuntu
14 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (19.85%) ITIL
2 49 (18.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 47 (17.60%) Migration
4 41 (15.36%) DevOps
5 36 (13.48%) High Availability
6 25 (9.36%) Agile Software Development
7 23 (8.61%) Cybersecurity
7 23 (8.61%) Problem-Solving
8 19 (7.12%) Disaster Recovery
8 19 (7.12%) Performance Tuning
9 17 (6.37%) Configuration Management
10 15 (5.62%) Data Protection
10 15 (5.62%) Multi-Factor Authentication
11 14 (5.24%) Technical Architecture
11 14 (5.24%) Two-Factor Authentication
12 13 (4.87%) Continuous Improvement
12 13 (4.87%) Patch Management
13 12 (4.49%) Web Application Development
14 11 (4.12%) Information Security
14 11 (4.12%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 88 (32.96%) PowerShell
2 61 (22.85%) SQL
3 21 (7.87%) Python
4 20 (7.49%) C
5 16 (5.99%) Java
6 14 (5.24%) Bash Shell
6 14 (5.24%) Shell Script
7 11 (4.12%) C#
8 9 (3.37%) Perl
9 8 (3.00%) JavaScript
10 7 (2.62%) T-SQL
10 7 (2.62%) VBScript
11 6 (2.25%) Korn
11 6 (2.25%) Ruby
11 6 (2.25%) VB
12 3 (1.12%) Go
13 1 (0.37%) C++
Qualifications
1 60 (22.47%) Security Cleared
2 51 (19.10%) SC Cleared
3 28 (10.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 27 (10.11%) DV Cleared
5 14 (5.24%) ITIL Certification
5 14 (5.24%) MCSE
6 11 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (3.75%) MCSA
8 8 (3.00%) CISSP
8 8 (3.00%) Degree
9 7 (2.62%) CCNA
10 6 (2.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 4 (1.50%) CISM
12 3 (1.12%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (1.12%) CREST Certified
12 3 (1.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.12%) MCP
12 3 (1.12%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (0.75%) CCSP
13 2 (0.75%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (5.99%) GDPR
1 16 (5.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (5.62%) Cyber Essentials
3 14 (5.24%) Government Security Classifications
3 14 (5.24%) HIPAA
4 13 (4.87%) SLA
5 10 (3.75%) NCSC
6 8 (3.00%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 6 (2.25%) NIST
8 5 (1.87%) COBIT
9 2 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 2 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.37%) GMP
10 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
10 1 (0.37%) QA
System Software
1 141 (52.81%) Active Directory
2 69 (25.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (12.36%) Hyper-V
4 21 (7.87%) Docker
5 20 (7.49%) VMware ESXi
6 17 (6.37%) vSphere
7 15 (5.62%) Virtual Machines
8 14 (5.24%) Virtual Desktop
9 12 (4.49%) XenApp
10 7 (2.62%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.87%) VMware NSX
12 3 (1.12%) BitLocker
12 3 (1.12%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 3 (1.12%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.75%) DFS Replication
13 2 (0.75%) UAG
13 2 (0.75%) vCloud
13 2 (0.75%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 2 (0.75%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.37%) LXC
Systems Management
1 40 (14.98%) SCCM
2 30 (11.24%) Ansible
3 27 (10.11%) Puppet
4 24 (8.99%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (7.87%) Kubernetes
6 20 (7.49%) Microsoft Intune
7 17 (6.37%) SCOM
8 15 (5.62%) Single Sign-On
9 13 (4.87%) Microsoft Clustering
9 13 (4.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 13 (4.87%) WSUS
10 12 (4.49%) Terraform
11 8 (3.00%) Norton AntiVirus
12 6 (2.25%) Nagios
13 5 (1.87%) Failover Clustering
13 5 (1.87%) Jamf Pro
14 4 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
14 4 (1.50%) NetBackup
14 4 (1.50%) Packer
14 4 (1.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 118 (44.19%) Microsoft
2 110 (41.20%) VMware
3 48 (17.98%) Oracle
4 43 (16.10%) Citrix
5 33 (12.36%) Cisco
5 33 (12.36%) HP
6 24 (8.99%) SolarWinds
7 22 (8.24%) EMC
8 19 (7.12%) Splunk
9 17 (6.37%) Dell
10 15 (5.62%) Red Hat
10 15 (5.62%) Sophos
11 13 (4.87%) Lumension
12 11 (4.12%) Symantec
13 9 (3.37%) NetApp
14 8 (3.00%) Palo Alto
15 7 (2.62%) 3PAR
15 7 (2.62%) CyberArk
15 7 (2.62%) IBM
15 7 (2.62%) Sybase