Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 99 109 117
Rank change year-on-year +10 +8 -11
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 633 1,029 1,122
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 2.54% 2.41% 2.41%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.43% 12.85% 11.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 739 835
Median daily rate £394 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.35% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £163 £175 £178
90th Percentile £579 £575 £588
England median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 24 36
Median hourly rate £34.25 £22.00 £15.12
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +55.66% +45.48% -36.99%
10th Percentile £16.93 £13.60 £12.00
90th Percentile £48.05 £47.28 £47.83
England median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -9.30% +26.47% -9.33%

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 4,387 8,007 9,634
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.61% 18.74% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,992 5,572 6,875
Median daily rate £450 £485 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.22% +2.11% +5.56%
10th Percentile £163 £183 £213
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
England median daily rate £425 £438 £438
% change year-on-year -2.86% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 154 223 307
Median hourly rate £24.18 £21.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.12% +12.30% -14.02%
10th Percentile £15.15 £13.60 £12.16
90th Percentile £64.62 £49.75 £47.83
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.72% +3.73%

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 8 April 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 8 April 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 8 April 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 0 133 £400 -11.89% 70
South London +37 28 £381 -4.69% 8
East London +48 16 £375 -14.29% 5
West London +14 16 £220 -39.31% 23
North London +10 2 £240 +15.66% 4
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 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.

1 631 (99.68%) Windows
2 364 (57.50%) Active Directory
3 274 (43.29%) Microsoft
4 253 (39.97%) VMware
5 217 (34.28%) Office 365
6 198 (31.28%) Azure
7 190 (30.02%) PowerShell
8 158 (24.96%) Windows Server 2012
9 155 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
10 149 (23.54%) Linux
11 139 (21.96%) SQL
12 136 (21.48%) Windows 10
12 136 (21.48%) Windows Server 2016
13 123 (19.43%) DNS
14 119 (18.80%) Windows Server 2008
15 117 (18.48%) SQL Server
16 108 (17.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 102 (16.11%) Citrix
18 99 (15.64%) SCCM
19 98 (15.48%) Migration
20 94 (14.85%) DHCP
21 93 (14.69%) SAN
22 90 (14.22%) ITIL
23 88 (13.90%) Cisco
24 87 (13.74%) Hyper-V
25 84 (13.27%) Finance
26 81 (12.80%) Windows 7
27 79 (12.48%) AWS
28 75 (11.85%) Security Cleared
29 72 (11.37%) MS Exchange

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 72 (11.37%) MS Exchange
2 50 (7.90%) SharePoint
3 49 (7.74%) IIS
4 25 (3.95%) Exchange Server 2010
5 20 (3.16%) Skype for Business
6 12 (1.90%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (1.26%) Apache
7 8 (1.26%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.11%) Confluence
9 6 (0.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.79%) nginx
11 4 (0.63%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.47%) Documentum
12 3 (0.47%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (0.47%) JBoss
13 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.16%) Commerce Server
14 1 (0.16%) Elasticsearch
14 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 47 (7.42%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.05%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.26%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.47%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.16%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.16%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.16%) Carpe Diem
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.16%) Elite 3E
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
3 1 (0.16%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 217 (34.28%) Office 365
2 198 (31.28%) Azure
3 79 (12.48%) AWS
4 35 (5.53%) IaaS
5 33 (5.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (3.63%) GCP
6 23 (3.63%) PaaS
7 21 (3.32%) Mimecast
8 17 (2.69%) Cloud Computing
9 16 (2.53%) OneDrive
10 14 (2.21%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (2.05%) Power Platform
12 12 (1.90%) PowerApps
13 10 (1.58%) GitHub
14 9 (1.42%) SaaS
15 6 (0.95%) OpenShift
15 6 (0.95%) Serverless
16 5 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
17 4 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
18 3 (0.47%) Azure Functions
Communications & Networking
1 123 (19.43%) DNS
2 94 (14.85%) DHCP
3 93 (14.69%) SAN
4 69 (10.90%) Firewall
5 57 (9.00%) VPN
6 44 (6.95%) LAN
7 39 (6.16%) TCP/IP
8 33 (5.21%) WAN
9 24 (3.79%) NetScaler
10 23 (3.63%) Remote Desktop
11 21 (3.32%) Skype
12 18 (2.84%) VoIP
13 12 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
14 11 (1.74%) NAS
14 11 (1.74%) Network Security
14 11 (1.74%) SMTP
14 11 (1.74%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (1.42%) SNMP
16 8 (1.26%) VLAN
17 7 (1.11%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 117 (18.48%) SQL Server
2 23 (3.63%) Amazon RDS
3 18 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
4 16 (2.53%) SQL Server 2016
5 15 (2.37%) PostgreSQL
6 13 (2.05%) SQL Server 2008
7 9 (1.42%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 8 (1.26%) Oracle Database
9 7 (1.11%) MySQL
9 7 (1.11%) Relational Database
10 6 (0.95%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (0.95%) Oracle Database 11g
10 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2014
10 6 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 5 (0.79%) Power BI
12 4 (0.63%) RDBMS
13 3 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
13 3 (0.47%) NoSQL
13 3 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
13 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 24 (3.79%) Git (software)
2 21 (3.32%) Jenkins
2 21 (3.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 18 (2.84%) GitLab
4 13 (2.05%) TeamCity
5 10 (1.58%) Subversion
6 9 (1.42%) Visual Studio
7 8 (1.26%) JIRA
8 7 (1.11%) Visual Studio Team System
9 6 (0.95%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.79%) Hudson
11 4 (0.63%) Maven
11 4 (0.63%) NUnit
11 4 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
11 4 (0.63%) SonarQube
12 3 (0.47%) ScriptRunner
13 2 (0.32%) Sonatype Nexus
13 2 (0.32%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.32%) WinDbg
14 1 (0.16%) Cucumber
General
1 84 (13.27%) Finance
2 46 (7.27%) Banking
3 22 (3.48%) Public Sector
4 17 (2.69%) Front Office
5 16 (2.53%) Law
6 9 (1.42%) Financial Institution
7 8 (1.26%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.26%) Retail
8 7 (1.11%) Back Office
8 7 (1.11%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.79%) Advertising
9 5 (0.79%) Marketing
10 4 (0.63%) Legal
11 3 (0.47%) International Banking
11 3 (0.47%) Mandarin Language
11 3 (0.47%) Military
12 2 (0.32%) Local Government
12 2 (0.32%) Police
12 2 (0.32%) Private Banking
13 1 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 98 (15.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 72 (11.37%) Support Engineer
3 61 (9.64%) Windows Engineer
4 53 (8.37%) Analyst
5 45 (7.11%) Server Engineer
6 44 (6.95%) 2nd Line Support
7 42 (6.64%) Architect
8 37 (5.85%) IT Support
9 33 (5.21%) Active Directory Engineer
10 32 (5.06%) VMware Engineer
11 31 (4.90%) Consultant
12 28 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support
12 28 (4.42%) IT Engineer
13 25 (3.95%) Developer
14 24 (3.79%) Administrator
15 23 (3.63%) Support Analyst
16 22 (3.48%) Systems Engineer
17 19 (3.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
17 19 (3.00%) Azure Engineer
18 18 (2.84%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (5.53%) .NET
2 24 (3.79%) Web Services
3 18 (2.84%) .NET Framework
3 18 (2.84%) REST
4 17 (2.69%) Elastic Stack
5 14 (2.21%) HTML
6 13 (2.05%) LDAP
6 13 (2.05%) WebSockets
7 12 (1.90%) Dapper ORM
7 12 (1.90%) Entity Framework
7 12 (1.90%) Middleware
7 12 (1.90%) NHibernate
8 11 (1.74%) AngularJS
8 11 (1.74%) JSON
9 8 (1.26%) WCF
10 7 (1.11%) ADSI
10 7 (1.11%) WPF
11 6 (0.95%) WinForms
11 6 (0.95%) X-Windows
12 5 (0.79%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 58 (9.16%) Analytical Skills
2 47 (7.42%) Data Centre
3 22 (3.48%) Management Information System
4 19 (3.00%) Hedge funds
4 19 (3.00%) Replication
5 17 (2.69%) Clustering
6 14 (2.21%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (1.90%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.74%) Enterprise Software
8 11 (1.74%) Self-Motivation
9 9 (1.42%) Fixed Income
10 8 (1.26%) Blackberry
10 8 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
10 8 (1.26%) HP StoreVirtual
10 8 (1.26%) PKI
11 7 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
12 6 (0.95%) iPhone
13 5 (0.79%) iPad
13 5 (0.79%) NHS
14 4 (0.63%) Cloud Native
Operating Systems
1 631 (99.68%) Windows
2 158 (24.96%) Windows Server 2012
3 149 (23.54%) Linux
4 136 (21.48%) Windows 10
4 136 (21.48%) Windows Server 2016
5 119 (18.80%) Windows Server 2008
6 81 (12.80%) Windows 7
7 38 (6.00%) Unix
8 36 (5.69%) Windows Server 2019
9 35 (5.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 35 (5.53%) Ubuntu
10 26 (4.11%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (2.21%) Android
12 13 (2.05%) CentOS
13 9 (1.42%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.11%) Mac OS X
14 7 (1.11%) Windows XP
15 6 (0.95%) Windows 8
16 5 (0.79%) VMS
17 4 (0.63%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (17.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 98 (15.48%) Migration
3 90 (14.22%) ITIL
4 56 (8.85%) DevOps
5 44 (6.95%) Agile Software Development
6 41 (6.48%) Problem-Solving
7 34 (5.37%) Configuration Management
8 31 (4.90%) High Availability
9 30 (4.74%) Disaster Recovery
10 26 (4.11%) Continuous Integration
11 25 (3.95%) Infrastructure as Code
11 25 (3.95%) Server Management
12 23 (3.63%) SIEM
13 22 (3.48%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (3.16%) Change Management
14 20 (3.16%) ITIL V3
14 20 (3.16%) Patch Management
14 20 (3.16%) Problem Management
14 20 (3.16%) Security Hardening
15 19 (3.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 190 (30.02%) PowerShell
2 139 (21.96%) SQL
3 43 (6.79%) Bash Shell
4 40 (6.32%) Python
5 30 (4.74%) C#
6 17 (2.69%) PHP
7 15 (2.37%) JavaScript
8 12 (1.90%) Ruby
9 11 (1.74%) C
10 9 (1.42%) TypeScript
11 8 (1.26%) C++
11 8 (1.26%) Java
11 8 (1.26%) VBScript
12 7 (1.11%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.11%) T-SQL
12 7 (1.11%) XPath
13 6 (0.95%) Perl
14 5 (0.79%) Go
15 4 (0.63%) VB
16 3 (0.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 75 (11.85%) Security Cleared
2 68 (10.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 66 (10.43%) SC Cleared
4 45 (7.11%) MCSE
5 32 (5.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 29 (4.58%) MCSA
7 25 (3.95%) DV Cleared
8 21 (3.32%) Degree
9 16 (2.53%) Cisco Certification
10 14 (2.21%) CCNA
10 14 (2.21%) ITIL Certification
11 12 (1.90%) Citrix Certification
12 11 (1.74%) CCA
13 7 (1.11%) MCITP
14 6 (0.95%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (0.95%) DBS Check
14 6 (0.95%) MCP
15 5 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 4 (0.63%) CCNP
17 3 (0.47%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.16%) SLA
2 8 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials
2 8 (1.26%) Government Security Classifications
3 7 (1.11%) NCSC
4 4 (0.63%) GDPR
4 4 (0.63%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 4 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.47%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.16%) NIST
7 1 (0.16%) PMO
7 1 (0.16%) QA
System Software
1 364 (57.50%) Active Directory
2 155 (24.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 87 (13.74%) Hyper-V
4 56 (8.85%) VMware ESXi
5 46 (7.27%) vSphere
6 40 (6.32%) XenApp
7 38 (6.00%) Virtual Machines
8 37 (5.85%) Docker
9 17 (2.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 17 (2.69%) XenDesktop
10 10 (1.58%) Virtual Servers
11 7 (1.11%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 6 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
12 6 (0.95%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.95%) Terminal Server
12 6 (0.95%) VMware NSX
12 6 (0.95%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.63%) NFS
14 3 (0.47%) Firmware
14 3 (0.47%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 99 (15.64%) SCCM
2 48 (7.58%) Ansible
3 41 (6.48%) Puppet
4 31 (4.90%) SCOM
5 29 (4.58%) Terraform
6 24 (3.79%) Opscode Chef
7 21 (3.32%) Microsoft Intune
8 17 (2.69%) Kubernetes
8 17 (2.69%) WSUS
9 15 (2.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 15 (2.37%) Single Sign-On
9 15 (2.37%) vCenter Server
10 12 (1.90%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 12 (1.90%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 10 (1.58%) PowerCLI
12 9 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 9 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (1.11%) vRealize
14 6 (0.95%) AirWatch
14 6 (0.95%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 274 (43.29%) Microsoft
2 253 (39.97%) VMware
3 102 (16.11%) Citrix
4 88 (13.90%) Cisco
5 54 (8.53%) HP
6 41 (6.48%) Oracle
7 30 (4.74%) Dell
8 29 (4.58%) NetApp
9 25 (3.95%) Google
9 25 (3.95%) Red Hat
10 23 (3.63%) EMC
11 19 (3.00%) Apple
11 19 (3.00%) Symantec
12 17 (2.69%) ServiceNow
12 17 (2.69%) TOWER Software
13 16 (2.53%) SolarWinds
14 14 (2.21%) Splunk
15 13 (2.05%) Nimble Storage
16 12 (1.90%) Palo Alto
16 12 (1.90%) Sophos