Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 105 105 106
Rank change year-on-year 0 +1 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 807 1,193 1,179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.40% 2.55% 2.48%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.62% 12.85% 11.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 604 848 828
London median daily rate £400 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +13.33% -3.23%
10th Percentile £153 £194 £172
90th Percentile £575 £588 £575
England median daily rate £375 £390 £350
% change year-on-year -3.85% +11.43% +2.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 12 21
London median hourly rate £44.02 £29.42 £24.87
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +49.64% +18.29% -9.56%
10th Percentile £17.58 £18.86 £12.75
90th Percentile £84.50 £47.43 £165.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £25.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year -14.00% +48.77% -25.31%

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 5,925 9,285 9,866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.64% 19.83% 20.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,075 6,511 7,020
London median daily rate £450 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £159 £188 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £418 £429 £425
% change year-on-year -2.57% +0.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 199 265 273
London median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% - +3.89%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £55.90 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

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 14 December 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 14 December 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 14 December 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 +15 203 £400 -11.11% 99
South London +53 31 £350 -10.83% 8
West London -20 25 £200 -33.55% 50
East London +27 16 £450 +20.00% 18
North London +13 11 £375 +87.50% 8
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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.

1 806 (99.88%) Windows
2 456 (56.51%) Active Directory
3 337 (41.76%) Microsoft
4 318 (39.41%) VMware
5 281 (34.82%) Office 365
6 236 (29.24%) Azure
7 211 (26.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 208 (25.77%) PowerShell
9 187 (23.17%) Linux
10 183 (22.68%) Windows 10
11 173 (21.44%) VMware Infrastructure
12 169 (20.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 164 (20.32%) Windows Server 2008
14 145 (17.97%) Finance
15 139 (17.22%) SQL
16 138 (17.10%) SCCM
17 137 (16.98%) DNS
18 135 (16.73%) Citrix
19 134 (16.60%) ITIL
20 115 (14.25%) DHCP
21 114 (14.13%) Cisco
21 114 (14.13%) SQL Server
21 114 (14.13%) AWS
22 103 (12.76%) Firewall
22 103 (12.76%) MS Exchange
23 100 (12.39%) Migration
23 100 (12.39%) Hyper-V
24 99 (12.27%) Windows 7
25 93 (11.52%) SAN
26 84 (10.41%) DevOps

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
1 103 (12.76%) MS Exchange
2 51 (6.32%) IIS
3 50 (6.20%) SharePoint
4 38 (4.71%) Skype for Business
5 29 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
6 21 (2.60%) Confluence
7 18 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.12%) Apache
9 8 (0.99%) Elasticsearch
10 7 (0.87%) nginx
11 5 (0.62%) K2 blackpearl
11 5 (0.62%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.62%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.62%) Tomcat
12 3 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.37%) Documentum
12 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2007
12 3 (0.37%) JBoss
12 3 (0.37%) WebLogic
Applications
1 62 (7.68%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (1.86%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.25%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.25%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.12%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.12%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.12%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.12%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (0.74%) Misys Opics
2 4 (0.50%) Dynamics AX
2 4 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.25%) Northgate Housing
3 2 (0.25%) OpenText VIM for SAP
3 2 (0.25%) Towers Watson Igloo
4 1 (0.12%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.12%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.12%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.12%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.12%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 281 (34.82%) Office 365
2 236 (29.24%) Azure
3 114 (14.13%) AWS
4 62 (7.68%) Azure Active Directory
5 34 (4.21%) IaaS
6 22 (2.73%) PaaS
7 20 (2.48%) GitHub
8 19 (2.35%) Amazon EC2
9 18 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
10 15 (1.86%) GCP
10 15 (1.86%) Mimecast
11 12 (1.49%) SaaS
12 9 (1.12%) OpenShift
13 8 (0.99%) Dynamics 365
13 8 (0.99%) G Suite
13 8 (0.99%) OneDrive
14 7 (0.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 6 (0.74%) Power Platform
15 6 (0.74%) Serverless
16 5 (0.62%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 137 (16.98%) DNS
2 115 (14.25%) DHCP
3 103 (12.76%) Firewall
4 93 (11.52%) SAN
5 77 (9.54%) VPN
6 62 (7.68%) TCP/IP
7 57 (7.06%) LAN
7 57 (7.06%) WAN
8 32 (3.97%) Wi-Fi
9 29 (3.59%) Skype
10 26 (3.22%) VoIP
11 23 (2.85%) NetScaler
12 21 (2.60%) HTTP
12 21 (2.60%) Remote Desktop
13 20 (2.48%) Network Security
14 19 (2.35%) Kerberos
14 19 (2.35%) VLAN
15 11 (1.36%) NAS
15 11 (1.36%) Unified Communications
16 10 (1.24%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (14.13%) SQL Server
2 32 (3.97%) Amazon RDS
3 20 (2.48%) MySQL
3 20 (2.48%) PostgreSQL
4 16 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 11 (1.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 10 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
7 10 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
8 9 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
8 9 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (0.87%) Oracle Database
10 6 (0.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 6 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
10 6 (0.74%) RDBMS
10 6 (0.74%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
11 5 (0.62%) SQL Server 2016
12 4 (0.50%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 57 (7.06%) Git (software)
2 24 (2.97%) Jenkins
2 24 (2.97%) JIRA
3 21 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 19 (2.35%) GitLab
5 17 (2.11%) Visual Studio
6 16 (1.98%) Visual Studio Team System
7 10 (1.24%) Octopus Deploy
7 10 (1.24%) Subversion
8 8 (0.99%) SonarQube
8 8 (0.99%) TeamCity
9 6 (0.74%) Bitbucket
9 6 (0.74%) Sonatype Nexus
10 5 (0.62%) Chocolatey
10 5 (0.62%) MSI
10 5 (0.62%) ReSharper
11 4 (0.50%) Burp Suite
11 4 (0.50%) Hudson
12 3 (0.37%) WinDbg
13 2 (0.25%) Maven
General
1 145 (17.97%) Finance
2 57 (7.06%) Banking
3 24 (2.97%) Retail
4 17 (2.11%) Law
5 15 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.36%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.24%) Legal
7 10 (1.24%) Public Sector
8 9 (1.12%) Back Office
9 7 (0.87%) Advertising
9 7 (0.87%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.74%) Front Office
10 6 (0.74%) Publishing
11 5 (0.62%) German Language
11 5 (0.62%) International Banking
11 5 (0.62%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.50%) Mandarin Language
13 3 (0.37%) Marketing
13 3 (0.37%) Russian Language
14 2 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 143 (17.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 113 (14.00%) Support Engineer
3 97 (12.02%) Windows Engineer
4 94 (11.65%) Analyst
5 52 (6.44%) IT Support
6 51 (6.32%) Server Engineer
7 50 (6.20%) 2nd Line Support
8 45 (5.58%) Support Analyst
9 44 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 44 (5.45%) IT Engineer
10 43 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support
11 38 (4.71%) DevOps Engineer
12 31 (3.84%) Architect
12 31 (3.84%) Azure Engineer
12 31 (3.84%) Consultant
13 30 (3.72%) Windows Server Engineer
14 28 (3.47%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 27 (3.35%) Cloud Engineer
15 27 (3.35%) IT Analyst
16 26 (3.22%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (2.97%) Elastic Stack
2 23 (2.85%) .NET
3 20 (2.48%) LDAP
4 19 (2.35%) Web Services
5 13 (1.61%) Node.js
6 9 (1.12%) HTML
7 7 (0.87%) CSS
8 6 (0.74%) LAMP
8 6 (0.74%) SAML
8 6 (0.74%) X-Windows
9 4 (0.50%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.50%) ADSI
9 4 (0.50%) ASP.NET
9 4 (0.50%) COM
9 4 (0.50%) Middleware
10 3 (0.37%) IBM Integration Bus
10 3 (0.37%) OAuth
10 3 (0.37%) OpenID
10 3 (0.37%) RESTful
10 3 (0.37%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.07%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (5.20%) Data Centre
3 35 (4.34%) Replication
4 27 (3.35%) Clustering
4 27 (3.35%) Public Cloud
5 25 (3.10%) Management Information System
6 24 (2.97%) Video Conferencing
7 21 (2.60%) Self-Motivation
8 15 (1.86%) Blackberry
9 14 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
10 12 (1.49%) Hedge funds
11 11 (1.36%) iPhone
12 8 (0.99%) Fibre Optics
12 8 (0.99%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 8 (0.99%) Hybrid Cloud
13 7 (0.87%) PKI
14 6 (0.74%) HP StoreVirtual
14 6 (0.74%) Linux Command Line
15 5 (0.62%) NHS
15 5 (0.62%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 806 (99.88%) Windows
2 211 (26.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 187 (23.17%) Linux
4 183 (22.68%) Windows 10
5 164 (20.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 99 (12.27%) Windows 7
7 56 (6.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 42 (5.20%) Ubuntu
9 33 (4.09%) Unix
9 33 (4.09%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (3.22%) CentOS
11 15 (1.86%) Android
12 14 (1.73%) Mac OS X
12 14 (1.73%) Windows 8
13 11 (1.36%) Debian
13 11 (1.36%) openSUSE
14 10 (1.24%) SUSE
15 8 (0.99%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.87%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.62%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 169 (20.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 134 (16.60%) ITIL
3 100 (12.39%) Migration
4 84 (10.41%) DevOps
5 65 (8.05%) Problem-Solving
6 48 (5.95%) Configuration Management
7 46 (5.70%) Agile Software Development
8 35 (4.34%) Server Management
9 33 (4.09%) Information Security
10 28 (3.47%) Disaster Recovery
10 28 (3.47%) High Availability
11 27 (3.35%) Continuous Integration
12 25 (3.10%) Patch Management
13 23 (2.85%) Service Management
14 22 (2.73%) Infrastructure as Code
15 21 (2.60%) Problem Management
15 21 (2.60%) Root Cause Analysis
16 20 (2.48%) Change Control
16 20 (2.48%) Continuous Improvement
16 20 (2.48%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 208 (25.77%) PowerShell
2 139 (17.22%) SQL
3 51 (6.32%) Python
4 29 (3.59%) Bash Shell
5 26 (3.22%) Java
6 22 (2.73%) Ruby
7 21 (2.60%) JavaScript
8 17 (2.11%) C#
9 12 (1.49%) VBA
10 11 (1.36%) VBScript
11 9 (1.12%) C
12 8 (0.99%) Shell Script
13 7 (0.87%) VB
14 6 (0.74%) Go
14 6 (0.74%) Perl
14 6 (0.74%) PHP
15 5 (0.62%) C++
16 4 (0.50%) T-SQL
16 4 (0.50%) XPath
17 2 (0.25%) PHP 5
Qualifications
1 81 (10.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (8.80%) Security Cleared
3 60 (7.43%) MCSE
4 58 (7.19%) SC Cleared
5 33 (4.09%) MCSA
6 29 (3.59%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (3.59%) DV Cleared
7 25 (3.10%) Degree
8 23 (2.85%) CCNA
9 20 (2.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 19 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
11 16 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
12 15 (1.86%) CCA
12 15 (1.86%) CCNP
13 12 (1.49%) MCITP
14 8 (0.99%) CCDA
14 8 (0.99%) DBS Check
14 8 (0.99%) JNCIA
14 8 (0.99%) JNCIP
14 8 (0.99%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.20%) SLA
2 14 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (1.36%) COBIT
3 11 (1.36%) NIST
4 10 (1.24%) QA
5 8 (0.99%) Cyber Essentials
6 7 (0.87%) Government Security Classifications
7 5 (0.62%) NCSC
8 4 (0.50%) PMO
9 3 (0.37%) HMG Security Policy Framework
9 3 (0.37%) PCI DSS
10 2 (0.25%) GDPR
11 1 (0.12%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
11 1 (0.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 456 (56.51%) Active Directory
2 173 (21.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 100 (12.39%) Hyper-V
4 67 (8.30%) XenApp
5 65 (8.05%) VMware ESXi
6 53 (6.57%) vSphere
7 51 (6.32%) Docker
8 43 (5.33%) XenDesktop
9 37 (4.58%) Virtual Machines
10 18 (2.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 14 (1.73%) Virtual Servers
12 13 (1.61%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (0.99%) VMware Server
14 7 (0.87%) KVM
14 7 (0.87%) VMware NSX
15 5 (0.62%) vCloud
16 4 (0.50%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
16 4 (0.50%) DFS Replication
16 4 (0.50%) pfSense
16 4 (0.50%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 138 (17.10%) SCCM
2 73 (9.05%) Ansible
3 50 (6.20%) Puppet
4 43 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
5 30 (3.72%) Single Sign-On
6 28 (3.47%) Microsoft Intune
6 28 (3.47%) SCOM
7 27 (3.35%) WSUS
8 24 (2.97%) Kubernetes
9 23 (2.85%) Terraform
10 14 (1.73%) Nessus
11 13 (1.61%) vCenter Server
12 12 (1.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 12 (1.49%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 11 (1.36%) Microsoft Clustering
14 10 (1.24%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 9 (1.12%) DatAdvantage
15 9 (1.12%) Salt
16 8 (0.99%) Kibana
16 8 (0.99%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 337 (41.76%) Microsoft
2 318 (39.41%) VMware
3 135 (16.73%) Citrix
4 114 (14.13%) Cisco
5 55 (6.82%) HP
6 39 (4.83%) Dell
7 31 (3.84%) Red Hat
8 30 (3.72%) EMC
9 29 (3.59%) NetApp
10 28 (3.47%) Apple
11 26 (3.22%) Oracle
12 19 (2.35%) Adobe
13 18 (2.23%) Google
14 17 (2.11%) SolarWinds
15 16 (1.98%) Splunk
15 16 (1.98%) Symantec
16 15 (1.86%) Fortinet
16 15 (1.86%) Juniper
17 14 (1.73%) IBM
18 12 (1.49%) CheckPoint