Period
to 3 March 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 3 March 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
3 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 158 104 109
Rank change year-on-year -54 +5 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 335 675 1,068
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.68% 2.43% 2.47%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.02% 14.19% 12.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 513 787
Median daily rate £450 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -5.88% +9.68%
10th Percentile £263 £153 £173
90th Percentile £538 £575 £575
England median daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year +6.67% -6.25% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 16 19
Median hourly rate £54.00 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +125.00% +6.67% +50.00%
10th Percentile £31.03 £16.79 £12.95
90th Percentile £73.75 £47.88 £45.39
England median hourly rate £28.50 £19.25 £20.50
% change year-on-year +48.05% -6.10% +26.15%

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 3,039 4,758 8,294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 15.20% 17.12% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,150 3,341 5,828
Median daily rate £475 £450 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -6.98% +1.84%
10th Percentile £250 £158 £175
90th Percentile £675 £650 £650
England median daily rate £441 £413 £435
% change year-on-year +6.79% -5.17% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 151 211
Median hourly rate £35.50 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +69.05% +12.30% -
10th Percentile £18.00 £15.00 £12.50
90th Percentile £65.90 £63.75 £40.00
Median hourly rate £17.32 £17.16 £17.00
% change year-on-year +0.93% +0.94% +3.03%

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 3 March 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 3 March 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 3 March 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 -11 52 £450 +12.50% 39
West London +43 19 £475 +115.91% 10
East London +26 8 £465 +10.71% 11
South London +33 2 £175 -54.10% 8
North London +6 2 £318 +20.00% 2
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 3 March 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.

1 324 (96.72%) Windows
2 174 (51.94%) Microsoft
2 174 (51.94%) Active Directory
3 151 (45.07%) VMware
4 140 (41.79%) PowerShell
5 125 (37.31%) Azure
6 105 (31.34%) VMware Infrastructure
7 99 (29.55%) Microsoft 365
8 94 (28.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 80 (23.88%) Linux
10 79 (23.58%) SQL Server
10 79 (23.58%) Windows Server 2016
11 74 (22.09%) ITIL
11 74 (22.09%) Finance
12 71 (21.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 69 (20.60%) Windows 10
14 60 (17.91%) Migration
15 59 (17.61%) Cisco
15 59 (17.61%) Windows Server 2008
15 59 (17.61%) Security Cleared
16 54 (16.12%) DevOps
17 53 (15.82%) SQL
18 52 (15.52%) Firewall
18 52 (15.52%) Windows Server 2019
19 51 (15.22%) DNS
19 51 (15.22%) SCCM
20 49 (14.63%) Citrix
21 47 (14.03%) SC Cleared
22 43 (12.84%) Hyper-V
23 41 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification

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 35 (10.45%) MS Exchange
2 30 (8.96%) IIS
2 30 (8.96%) SharePoint
3 17 (5.07%) Skype for Business
4 14 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (3.58%) ArcGIS
6 7 (2.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (1.19%) Confluence
7 4 (1.19%) Elasticsearch
7 4 (1.19%) Tomcat
8 3 (0.90%) Apache
8 3 (0.90%) IBM Transformation Extender
8 3 (0.90%) JBoss
8 3 (0.90%) WebSphere
9 2 (0.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.60%) Drupal
9 2 (0.60%) Joomla!
9 2 (0.60%) OpenStack
9 2 (0.60%) SAS
9 2 (0.60%) WordPress
Applications
1 33 (9.85%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.58%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.19%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.30%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.60%) Dynamics NAV
1 2 (0.60%) Salerio
2 1 (0.30%) Eikon
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.30%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
Cloud Services
1 125 (37.31%) Azure
2 99 (29.55%) Microsoft 365
3 37 (11.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 36 (10.75%) AWS
5 24 (7.16%) IaaS
6 20 (5.97%) PaaS
7 14 (4.18%) SaaS
8 11 (3.28%) Azure Stack
9 9 (2.69%) GitHub
9 9 (2.69%) Mimecast
9 9 (2.69%) OneDrive
9 9 (2.69%) Power Automate
10 7 (2.09%) GCP
11 6 (1.79%) Power Platform
12 4 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 4 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (1.19%) AWS CodePipeline
12 4 (1.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 4 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.19%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 52 (15.52%) Firewall
2 51 (15.22%) DNS
3 38 (11.34%) DHCP
4 29 (8.66%) VPN
5 28 (8.36%) TCP/IP
6 23 (6.87%) LAN
7 22 (6.57%) SAN
8 21 (6.27%) WAN
9 17 (5.07%) Skype
10 13 (3.88%) Network Security
10 13 (3.88%) VoIP
11 10 (2.99%) NetScaler
12 9 (2.69%) Cisco ASA
13 8 (2.39%) FTP
13 8 (2.39%) VLAN
14 7 (2.09%) Internet
14 7 (2.09%) IPv4
14 7 (2.09%) SMTP
14 7 (2.09%) VSAN
14 7 (2.09%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (23.58%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.99%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (2.69%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (2.09%) GIS
4 7 (2.09%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (1.79%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.49%) MySQL
6 5 (1.49%) Oracle Database
7 3 (0.90%) Big Data
7 3 (0.90%) DB2
7 3 (0.90%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (0.90%) Power BI
7 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.30%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.30%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.30%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 23 (6.87%) Jenkins
2 20 (5.97%) GitLab
3 12 (3.58%) Git (software)
4 10 (2.99%) TeamCity
5 7 (2.09%) JIRA
5 7 (2.09%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (1.49%) Subversion
7 4 (1.19%) SonarQube
8 3 (0.90%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.90%) Bitbucket
8 3 (0.90%) Hudson
8 3 (0.90%) Sonatype Nexus
9 2 (0.60%) MSI
9 2 (0.60%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.30%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.30%) NeoLoad
10 1 (0.30%) Serena SBM
General
1 74 (22.09%) Finance
2 32 (9.55%) Banking
3 14 (4.18%) Public Sector
4 12 (3.58%) Telecoms
5 10 (2.99%) Legal
6 8 (2.39%) Law
6 8 (2.39%) Manufacturing
7 7 (2.09%) Electronics
7 7 (2.09%) Marketing
8 6 (1.79%) Investment Banking
9 4 (1.19%) Back Office
9 4 (1.19%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.90%) Retail
11 1 (0.30%) Games
11 1 (0.30%) International Banking
11 1 (0.30%) Local Government
11 1 (0.30%) Pharmaceutical
11 1 (0.30%) Police
11 1 (0.30%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 61 (18.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 39 (11.64%) Windows Engineer
3 35 (10.45%) Azure Engineer
4 29 (8.66%) Support Engineer
5 26 (7.76%) VMware Engineer
6 23 (6.87%) Administrator
7 22 (6.57%) DevOps Engineer
8 19 (5.67%) Analyst
8 19 (5.67%) Consultant
8 19 (5.67%) Server Engineer
9 16 (4.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 16 (4.78%) Architect
9 16 (4.78%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 15 (4.48%) Network Engineer
11 13 (3.88%) 3rd Line Support
11 13 (3.88%) Citrix Engineer
11 13 (3.88%) Office 365 Engineer
11 13 (3.88%) Systems Engineer
12 11 (3.28%) Windows Server Engineer
13 10 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.58%) .NET
2 8 (2.39%) Elastic Stack
3 7 (2.09%) LDAP
4 5 (1.49%) REST
5 4 (1.19%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.19%) CSS
5 4 (1.19%) HTML
5 4 (1.19%) jQuery
5 4 (1.19%) Middleware
5 4 (1.19%) SailPoint
6 3 (0.90%) gRPC
6 3 (0.90%) JSON
6 3 (0.90%) RESTful
6 3 (0.90%) SAML
6 3 (0.90%) Swagger
6 3 (0.90%) YAML
7 2 (0.60%) Kafka
7 2 (0.60%) Regular Expression
7 2 (0.60%) SOAP
7 2 (0.60%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 30 (8.96%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.27%) Analytical Skills
3 19 (5.67%) Clustering
3 19 (5.67%) Hybrid Cloud
4 14 (4.18%) Management Information System
4 14 (4.18%) Private Cloud
5 11 (3.28%) Replication
6 7 (2.09%) iSeries
6 7 (2.09%) NHS
7 6 (1.79%) AS400
7 6 (1.79%) PKI
7 6 (1.79%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.49%) HP StoreVirtual
8 5 (1.49%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.19%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.19%) EMC VNX
9 4 (1.19%) Enterprise Cloud
10 3 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
10 3 (0.90%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.90%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 324 (96.72%) Windows
2 94 (28.06%) Windows Server 2012
3 80 (23.88%) Linux
4 79 (23.58%) Windows Server 2016
5 69 (20.60%) Windows 10
6 59 (17.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 52 (15.52%) Windows Server 2019
8 30 (8.96%) Windows 7
9 22 (6.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (5.37%) Unix
11 8 (2.39%) Solaris
12 7 (2.09%) Apple iOS
12 7 (2.09%) CentOS
13 5 (1.49%) Mac OS X
14 4 (1.19%) Android
14 4 (1.19%) VMS
14 4 (1.19%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.90%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (0.90%) Windows Server 2003
16 2 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (22.09%) ITIL
2 71 (21.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 60 (17.91%) Migration
4 54 (16.12%) DevOps
5 27 (8.06%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (8.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (6.87%) High Availability
6 23 (6.87%) Problem-Solving
7 22 (6.57%) Problem Management
8 21 (6.27%) Root Cause Analysis
9 20 (5.97%) Configuration Management
10 19 (5.67%) Service Management
11 18 (5.37%) Change Management
11 18 (5.37%) Cybersecurity
12 17 (5.07%) Incident Management
12 17 (5.07%) Information Security
13 16 (4.78%) Security Hardening
13 16 (4.78%) SIEM
14 14 (4.18%) Systems Engineering
14 14 (4.18%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 140 (41.79%) PowerShell
2 53 (15.82%) SQL
3 38 (11.34%) Python
4 20 (5.97%) C
5 13 (3.88%) VB
6 12 (3.58%) Bash Shell
7 10 (2.99%) C#
8 8 (2.39%) JavaScript
8 8 (2.39%) TypeScript
9 6 (1.79%) VBScript
10 5 (1.49%) T-SQL
11 4 (1.19%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.90%) Go
12 3 (0.90%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.90%) Ruby
13 2 (0.60%) Java
14 1 (0.30%) Perl
14 1 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (17.61%) Security Cleared
2 47 (14.03%) SC Cleared
3 41 (12.24%) Microsoft Certification
4 29 (8.66%) DV Cleared
5 18 (5.37%) ITIL Certification
6 16 (4.78%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (4.78%) Degree
7 15 (4.48%) MCSE
8 12 (3.58%) MCSA
9 7 (2.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 6 (1.79%) CISSP
11 5 (1.49%) A+ Certification
11 5 (1.49%) CCNA
11 5 (1.49%) MCITP
12 4 (1.19%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (1.19%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.90%) CREST Certified
13 3 (0.90%) DBS Check
13 3 (0.90%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (0.90%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (6.57%) SLA
2 8 (2.39%) Government Security Classifications
2 8 (2.39%) NIST
3 7 (2.09%) COBIT
4 6 (1.79%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 6 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 6 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (1.49%) GDPR
6 4 (1.19%) NCSC
6 4 (1.19%) QA
6 4 (1.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.60%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.30%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.30%) GMP
System Software
1 174 (51.94%) Active Directory
2 105 (31.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (12.84%) Hyper-V
4 39 (11.64%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (9.85%) vSphere
6 22 (6.57%) Docker
7 19 (5.67%) Virtual Machines
8 13 (3.88%) VMware NSX
9 11 (3.28%) XenApp
10 8 (2.39%) Terminal Server
11 6 (1.79%) vCloud
11 6 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
12 5 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
12 5 (1.49%) XenDesktop
13 4 (1.19%) UAG
13 4 (1.19%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.90%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.60%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 51 (15.22%) SCCM
2 36 (10.75%) Ansible
3 30 (8.96%) Terraform
4 25 (7.46%) Microsoft Intune
5 23 (6.87%) Kubernetes
6 19 (5.67%) Puppet
7 16 (4.78%) SCOM
7 16 (4.78%) vCenter Server
8 15 (4.48%) Opscode Chef
8 15 (4.48%) PowerCLI
9 11 (3.28%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (3.28%) vRealize
10 9 (2.69%) WSUS
11 8 (2.39%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (2.09%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 6 (1.79%) Backup Exec
13 6 (1.79%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 5 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (1.49%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (1.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 174 (51.94%) Microsoft
2 151 (45.07%) VMware
3 59 (17.61%) Cisco
4 49 (14.63%) Citrix
5 33 (9.85%) Oracle
6 29 (8.66%) HP
7 25 (7.46%) SolarWinds
8 22 (6.57%) Dell
9 18 (5.37%) EMC
9 18 (5.37%) Sophos
10 16 (4.78%) Lumension
11 15 (4.48%) IBM
12 13 (3.88%) Splunk
13 12 (3.58%) ESRI
13 12 (3.58%) SAP
13 12 (3.58%) Symantec
14 11 (3.28%) Apple
14 11 (3.28%) CyberArk
15 10 (2.99%) Red Hat
16 9 (2.69%) CheckPoint