Period
to

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 18 May 2022 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
18 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 168 165 93
Rank change year-on-year -3 -72 +40
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 649 394 544
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.68% 1.65% 2.68%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.50% 11.50% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 507 303 400
10th Percentile £253 £261 £175
25th Percentile £363 £350 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £450 £400
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +12.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £594 £507 £508
90th Percentile £663 £575 £589
England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 7 18
10th Percentile £17.30 £24.04 £18.99
25th Percentile £20.00 £39.61 £23.13
Median hourly rate £24.00 £51.00 £30.00
Median % change year-on-year -52.94% +70.03% +49.98%
75th Percentile £46.50 £74.88 £47.69
90th Percentile £63.72 £76.80 £47.83
England median hourly rate £23.50 £25.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year -6.00% +28.21% +4.70%

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 5,190 3,426 3,537
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.46% 14.35% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,757 2,415 2,519
10th Percentile £227 £275 £180
25th Percentile £413 £405 £335
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £468
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% +6.95% -4.10%
75th Percentile £669 £588 £575
90th Percentile £750 £688 £650
England median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 41 99
10th Percentile £16.30 £14.75 £13.67
25th Percentile £21.50 £22.25 £17.75
Median hourly rate £24.50 £43.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year -43.02% +104.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £48.58 £64.00 £47.19
90th Percentile £62.90 £68.00 £53.75
England median hourly rate £22.00 £17.50 £17.30
% change year-on-year +25.71% +1.17% +1.75%

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022.

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 18 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -15 89 £523 +16.22% 46
West London +2 19 £263 -47.50% 15
South London -9 11 £263 +50.00% 7
East London -7 9 £350 +7.69% 14
North London -3 1 £250 - 2
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 18 May 2022, 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.

1 636 (98.00%) Windows
2 329 (50.69%) Active Directory
3 304 (46.84%) Microsoft
4 300 (46.22%) VMware
5 290 (44.68%) Azure
6 196 (30.20%) PowerShell
7 181 (27.89%) Linux
7 181 (27.89%) Microsoft 365
8 180 (27.73%) VMware Infrastructure
9 169 (26.04%) SQL
10 136 (20.96%) SQL Server
11 134 (20.65%) DNS
12 132 (20.34%) Citrix
13 118 (18.18%) Migration
14 114 (17.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 113 (17.41%) SCCM
16 108 (16.64%) Firewall
17 105 (16.18%) Finance
18 104 (16.02%) AWS
19 100 (15.41%) ITIL
20 94 (14.48%) Security Cleared
21 93 (14.33%) Cisco
21 93 (14.33%) DevOps
22 91 (14.02%) Windows Server 2016
23 90 (13.87%) DHCP
24 85 (13.10%) Data Centre
24 85 (13.10%) Social Skills
25 84 (12.94%) Windows Server 2012
25 84 (12.94%) Oracle
26 83 (12.79%) SC Cleared

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 56 (8.63%) IIS
2 54 (8.32%) MS Exchange
3 40 (6.16%) SharePoint
4 21 (3.24%) Confluence
5 11 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 9 (1.39%) WebSphere
8 8 (1.23%) Skype for Business
9 6 (0.92%) Apache
9 6 (0.92%) Elasticsearch
9 6 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
10 5 (0.77%) Tomcat
11 3 (0.46%) Apache Pig
12 2 (0.31%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.31%) nginx
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle Coherence
12 2 (0.31%) Oracle Workflow
13 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.15%) JBoss
Applications
1 48 (7.40%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.39%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.15%) Pro/ENGINEER
4 1 (0.15%) PTC Creo
4 1 (0.15%) Siemens NX
4 1 (0.15%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 7 (1.08%) Markit EDM
1 7 (1.08%) thinkFolio
2 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.31%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
3 2 (0.31%) RMDS
3 2 (0.31%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.15%) assyst
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics GP
4 1 (0.15%) Maximo
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.15%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 290 (44.68%) Azure
2 181 (27.89%) Microsoft 365
3 104 (16.02%) AWS
4 73 (11.25%) Azure Active Directory
5 50 (7.70%) SaaS
6 46 (7.09%) IaaS
7 36 (5.55%) PaaS
8 29 (4.47%) GCP
9 16 (2.47%) GitHub
9 16 (2.47%) OneDrive
10 14 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
11 12 (1.85%) OpenShift
12 11 (1.69%) Nutanix
12 11 (1.69%) Power Platform
13 8 (1.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
14 7 (1.08%) Google Workspace
14 7 (1.08%) Mimecast
15 6 (0.92%) Azure Stack
15 6 (0.92%) Dynamics 365
16 5 (0.77%) Azure Sentinel
Communications & Networking
1 134 (20.65%) DNS
2 108 (16.64%) Firewall
3 90 (13.87%) DHCP
4 73 (11.25%) TCP/IP
5 56 (8.63%) SAN
6 36 (5.55%) WAN
7 34 (5.24%) LAN
8 29 (4.47%) VPN
9 19 (2.93%) Wireless
10 17 (2.62%) Network Security
10 17 (2.62%) VLAN
11 16 (2.47%) VoIP
12 15 (2.31%) Kerberos
12 15 (2.31%) NAS
13 14 (2.16%) SSL
14 13 (2.00%) iSCSI
15 10 (1.54%) NetScaler
16 9 (1.39%) VSAN
17 8 (1.23%) HTTP
17 8 (1.23%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (20.96%) SQL Server
2 26 (4.01%) Oracle Database
3 11 (1.69%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (1.69%) Power BI
4 10 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 9 (1.39%) MongoDB
6 8 (1.23%) MySQL
6 8 (1.23%) Relational Database
6 8 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (0.92%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (0.77%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.77%) Oracle Database 12c
9 4 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
9 4 (0.62%) SAP HANA
10 3 (0.46%) Apache Hive
10 3 (0.46%) HBase
10 3 (0.46%) NoSQL
10 3 (0.46%) PowerCenter
10 3 (0.46%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 33 (5.08%) JIRA
2 29 (4.47%) TeamCity
3 27 (4.16%) Git (software)
4 25 (3.85%) Jenkins
5 22 (3.39%) Bitbucket
6 20 (3.08%) Artifactory
7 19 (2.93%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 16 (2.47%) GitLab
9 13 (2.00%) Sonatype Nexus
10 12 (1.85%) Cucumber
11 10 (1.54%) Subversion
11 10 (1.54%) Zephyr
12 9 (1.39%) Selenium
13 7 (1.08%) Octopus Deploy
14 6 (0.92%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 6 (0.92%) Eclipse
15 4 (0.62%) InstallShield
15 4 (0.62%) NUnit
15 4 (0.62%) Visual Studio
16 3 (0.46%) Serena SBM
General
1 105 (16.18%) Finance
2 85 (13.10%) Social Skills
3 75 (11.56%) Banking
4 35 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (4.31%) Public Sector
6 22 (3.39%) Influencing Skills
7 17 (2.62%) Presentation Skills
8 13 (2.00%) Law
9 11 (1.69%) Legal
10 8 (1.23%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.92%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.92%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 6 (0.92%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.77%) Advertising
12 5 (0.77%) Documentation Skills
12 5 (0.77%) French Language
12 5 (0.77%) Marketing
12 5 (0.77%) Organisational Skills
12 5 (0.77%) Telecoms
13 4 (0.62%) German Language
Job Titles
1 96 (14.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 71 (10.94%) Support Engineer
3 61 (9.40%) Analyst
4 53 (8.17%) Architect
5 45 (6.93%) Windows Engineer
6 42 (6.47%) DevOps Engineer
7 41 (6.32%) Infrastructure Architect
8 35 (5.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 35 (5.39%) IT Engineer
8 35 (5.39%) IT Support
9 29 (4.47%) DBA
10 28 (4.31%) Developer
10 28 (4.31%) Server Engineer
11 27 (4.16%) Administrator
11 27 (4.16%) SQL DBA
12 26 (4.01%) Systems Engineer
12 26 (4.01%) Windows Server Engineer
13 25 (3.85%) Wintel Engineer
14 22 (3.39%) Consultant
15 21 (3.24%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 56 (8.63%) .NET
2 19 (2.93%) Middleware
3 16 (2.47%) .NET Framework
4 11 (1.69%) LDAP
5 10 (1.54%) REST
5 10 (1.54%) YAML
6 7 (1.08%) Web Services
7 6 (0.92%) Django
7 6 (0.92%) Flask
7 6 (0.92%) SOAP
7 6 (0.92%) XML
8 4 (0.62%) AngularJS
8 4 (0.62%) ASP.NET
8 4 (0.62%) Hibernate
8 4 (0.62%) Spring
9 3 (0.46%) Apache Tez
9 3 (0.46%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.46%) HTML
9 3 (0.46%) Software Packaging
9 3 (0.46%) WebRTC
Miscellaneous
1 85 (13.10%) Data Centre
2 48 (7.40%) Clustering
3 39 (6.01%) PKI
3 39 (6.01%) Replication
4 17 (2.62%) Private Cloud
5 16 (2.47%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (1.69%) CCTV
6 11 (1.69%) Cloud Native
6 11 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (1.69%) Enterprise Storage
6 11 (1.69%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.69%) NHS
7 10 (1.54%) CMDB
7 10 (1.54%) Public Cloud
8 9 (1.39%) Legacy Applications
8 9 (1.39%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (1.08%) Fibre Optics
10 6 (0.92%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (0.77%) Blackberry
11 5 (0.77%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 636 (98.00%) Windows
2 181 (27.89%) Linux
3 91 (14.02%) Windows Server 2016
4 84 (12.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 76 (11.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 73 (11.25%) Windows 10
7 63 (9.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 52 (8.01%) Windows Server 2019
9 45 (6.93%) Unix
10 28 (4.31%) Ubuntu
11 17 (2.62%) VMS
12 13 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
13 11 (1.69%) CentOS
14 10 (1.54%) Android
15 9 (1.39%) Windows 7
16 8 (1.23%) Mac OS
16 8 (1.23%) Oracle Linux
17 7 (1.08%) Mac OS X
18 6 (0.92%) Apple iOS
19 5 (0.77%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 118 (18.18%) Migration
2 114 (17.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 100 (15.41%) ITIL
4 93 (14.33%) DevOps
5 70 (10.79%) Agile
6 65 (10.02%) Disaster Recovery
7 58 (8.94%) Problem-Solving
8 54 (8.32%) CI/CD
9 41 (6.32%) Project Delivery
10 39 (6.01%) Change Management
11 35 (5.39%) High Availability
12 33 (5.08%) Scrum
12 33 (5.08%) Service Management
13 30 (4.62%) ITSM
14 27 (4.16%) Configuration Management
14 27 (4.16%) Server Management
15 26 (4.01%) Project Management
16 25 (3.85%) Infrastructure as Code
16 25 (3.85%) Storage Management
17 24 (3.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 196 (30.20%) PowerShell
2 169 (26.04%) SQL
3 65 (10.02%) Python
4 42 (6.47%) C#
5 41 (6.32%) Bash
6 24 (3.70%) T-SQL
7 22 (3.39%) Java
7 22 (3.39%) PL/SQL
8 13 (2.00%) JavaScript
8 13 (2.00%) Perl
9 12 (1.85%) VBScript
10 10 (1.54%) C
10 10 (1.54%) Shell Script
11 7 (1.08%) Ruby
12 5 (0.77%) VBA
13 4 (0.62%) Groovy
14 3 (0.46%) C++
14 3 (0.46%) Go
14 3 (0.46%) PHP
15 2 (0.31%) VB
Qualifications
1 94 (14.48%) Security Cleared
2 83 (12.79%) SC Cleared
3 41 (6.32%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (5.08%) DV Cleared
5 19 (2.93%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (2.77%) CCNA
7 17 (2.62%) Degree
8 16 (2.47%) MCSE
9 15 (2.31%) MCITP
10 13 (2.00%) MCTS
10 13 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 12 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.54%) JNCIA
13 9 (1.39%) MCSA
14 8 (1.23%) TOGAF Certification
15 7 (1.08%) CCA
15 7 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
15 7 (1.08%) DBS Check
15 7 (1.08%) MCP
16 5 (0.77%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.55%) SLA
2 19 (2.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (2.00%) QA
4 10 (1.54%) GDPR
5 6 (0.92%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
6 4 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 4 (0.62%) ISO 22301
7 3 (0.46%) PCI DSS
8 2 (0.31%) ISO 20022
8 2 (0.31%) NCSC
8 2 (0.31%) NIST
9 1 (0.15%) COBIT
9 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 329 (50.69%) Active Directory
2 180 (27.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (11.86%) VMware ESXi
4 70 (10.79%) vSphere
5 55 (8.47%) XenApp
6 45 (6.93%) Hyper-V
7 38 (5.86%) Docker
8 29 (4.47%) Virtual Servers
8 29 (4.47%) XenDesktop
9 26 (4.01%) Virtual Machines
10 21 (3.24%) Microsoft App-V
11 18 (2.77%) NFS
12 9 (1.39%) Oracle RAC
12 9 (1.39%) Terminal Services
13 8 (1.23%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (1.23%) VMware NSX
14 6 (0.92%) vCloud
15 5 (0.77%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 4 (0.62%) Firmware
17 3 (0.46%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 113 (17.41%) SCCM
2 69 (10.63%) Ansible
3 61 (9.40%) Microsoft Intune
4 46 (7.09%) Terraform
5 43 (6.63%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 39 (6.01%) Kubernetes
7 35 (5.39%) Microsoft Clustering
8 32 (4.93%) SCOM
9 23 (3.54%) WSUS
10 21 (3.24%) Puppet
11 15 (2.31%) Control-M
12 14 (2.16%) NetBackup
12 14 (2.16%) Single Sign-On
12 14 (2.16%) vCenter Server
13 12 (1.85%) SCOrch
13 12 (1.85%) ZABBIX
14 11 (1.69%) AirWatch
15 10 (1.54%) vRealize
16 9 (1.39%) PowerCLI
17 8 (1.23%) Packer
Vendors
1 304 (46.84%) Microsoft
2 300 (46.22%) VMware
3 132 (20.34%) Citrix
4 93 (14.33%) Cisco
5 84 (12.94%) Oracle
6 55 (8.47%) Red Hat
7 48 (7.40%) HP
8 36 (5.55%) IBM
9 32 (4.93%) Dell
10 31 (4.78%) NetApp
10 31 (4.78%) SolarWinds
11 30 (4.62%) Splunk
12 28 (4.31%) Google
13 23 (3.54%) EMC
13 23 (3.54%) Ivanti
14 22 (3.39%) Veeam
15 21 (3.24%) CheckPoint
16 20 (3.08%) ServiceNow
17 15 (2.31%) BMC
18 14 (2.16%) Juniper