Period
to 16 February 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 16 February 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
16 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 109 111 106
Rank change year-on-year +2 -5 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 667 1,058 1,154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.36% 2.42% 2.46%
As % of the Operating Systems category 13.60% 12.68% 11.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 495 754 825
London median daily rate £385 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.41% +9.68% -1.90%
10th Percentile £149 £182 £175
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £375 £390 £350
% change year-on-year -3.85% +11.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 18 32
London median hourly rate £26.49 £23.48 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.81% +14.55% -25.45%
10th Percentile £17.43 £14.40 £12.75
90th Percentile £49.63 £46.98 £165.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £17.75
% change year-on-year -21.57% +43.66% -17.31%

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 4,903 8,346 9,664
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 17.32% 19.08% 20.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,354 5,809 6,905
London median daily rate £450 £488 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +2.63% +5.56%
10th Percentile £158 £181 £200
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £415 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -3.49% +1.18% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 177 236 296
London median hourly rate £21.50 £19.25 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.69% +2.94% -6.50%
10th Percentile £14.80 £12.50 £12.00
90th Percentile £63.75 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.25 £17.43
% change year-on-year +1.45% -1.03% +5.64%

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 2020.

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 16 February 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 +2 155 £365 -19.78% 103
South London +31 23 £350 -12.23% 20
West London -5 18 £220 -39.31% 62
East London +43 14 £380 -5.00% 24
North London +12 5 £155 -6.06% 5
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 16 February 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.

1 666 (99.85%) Windows
2 374 (56.07%) Active Directory
3 280 (41.98%) Microsoft
4 255 (38.23%) VMware
5 247 (37.03%) Office 365
6 216 (32.38%) Azure
7 189 (28.34%) PowerShell
8 154 (23.09%) Windows Server 2012
9 150 (22.49%) Windows 10
10 145 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
11 144 (21.59%) Linux
12 134 (20.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 132 (19.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 124 (18.59%) DNS
15 122 (18.29%) SQL
16 116 (17.39%) SCCM
17 108 (16.19%) Finance
18 106 (15.89%) Citrix
19 103 (15.44%) ITIL
20 99 (14.84%) SQL Server
21 96 (14.39%) AWS
22 95 (14.24%) DHCP
23 91 (13.64%) Windows 7
24 90 (13.49%) SAN
25 89 (13.34%) Cisco
26 87 (13.04%) Migration
27 86 (12.89%) Hyper-V
28 78 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
29 73 (10.94%) MS Exchange
30 70 (10.49%) Firewall

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 73 (10.94%) MS Exchange
2 56 (8.40%) SharePoint
3 42 (6.30%) IIS
4 28 (4.20%) Skype for Business
5 18 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (1.65%) Apache
6 11 (1.65%) Confluence
7 10 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2013
8 9 (1.35%) Tomcat
9 8 (1.20%) nginx
10 5 (0.75%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (0.75%) K2 blackpearl
10 5 (0.75%) WebLogic
11 4 (0.60%) JBoss
11 4 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (0.45%) Documentum
12 3 (0.45%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.30%) OpenStack
13 2 (0.30%) WordPress
Applications
1 47 (7.05%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (0.90%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.30%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.30%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.30%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.15%) 3ds Max
5 1 (0.15%) AutoCAD
5 1 (0.15%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.15%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.15%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.30%) OpenText VIM for SAP
4 1 (0.15%) Carpe Diem
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.15%) Elite 3E
4 1 (0.15%) Misys Opics
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Receivables
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.15%) PeopleSoft Financials
4 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
4 1 (0.15%) Temenos T24
4 1 (0.15%) Towers Watson Igloo
Cloud Services
1 247 (37.03%) Office 365
2 216 (32.38%) Azure
3 96 (14.39%) AWS
4 41 (6.15%) IaaS
5 36 (5.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 23 (3.45%) PaaS
7 21 (3.15%) Cloud Computing
8 20 (3.00%) Mimecast
9 16 (2.40%) GCP
10 15 (2.25%) Amazon EC2
11 13 (1.95%) OneDrive
12 12 (1.80%) GitHub
12 12 (1.80%) Power Platform
13 11 (1.65%) OpenShift
13 11 (1.65%) PowerApps
14 10 (1.50%) SaaS
15 7 (1.05%) G Suite
16 6 (0.90%) Dynamics 365
17 5 (0.75%) Serverless
18 4 (0.60%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 124 (18.59%) DNS
2 95 (14.24%) DHCP
3 90 (13.49%) SAN
4 70 (10.49%) Firewall
5 58 (8.70%) VPN
6 51 (7.65%) TCP/IP
7 45 (6.75%) LAN
8 38 (5.70%) WAN
9 24 (3.60%) Skype
10 23 (3.45%) VoIP
11 19 (2.85%) Wi-Fi
12 18 (2.70%) NetScaler
12 18 (2.70%) Network Security
13 17 (2.55%) Remote Desktop
14 15 (2.25%) HTTP
15 14 (2.10%) VLAN
16 10 (1.50%) Kerberos
17 9 (1.35%) NAS
17 9 (1.35%) SMTP
18 8 (1.20%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (14.84%) SQL Server
2 29 (4.35%) Amazon RDS
3 17 (2.55%) PostgreSQL
4 13 (1.95%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
7 9 (1.35%) MySQL
8 8 (1.20%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (1.05%) Azure SQL Database
9 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 7 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 5 (0.75%) Power BI
10 5 (0.75%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.75%) Relational Database
11 4 (0.60%) Data Warehouse
11 4 (0.60%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.45%) MongoDB
12 3 (0.45%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.45%) SQL Server 2014
13 2 (0.30%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 33 (4.95%) Git (software)
2 26 (3.90%) Jenkins
3 24 (3.60%) Team Foundation Server
4 21 (3.15%) GitLab
5 13 (1.95%) JIRA
6 10 (1.50%) Visual Studio Team System
7 8 (1.20%) Visual Studio
8 7 (1.05%) Octopus Deploy
9 6 (0.90%) Subversion
9 6 (0.90%) TeamCity
10 5 (0.75%) Bitbucket
10 5 (0.75%) SonarQube
11 4 (0.60%) Maven
11 4 (0.60%) MSI
12 3 (0.45%) Vagrant
13 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket Server
13 2 (0.30%) WinDbg
13 2 (0.30%) WiX
14 1 (0.15%) Cucumber
14 1 (0.15%) IBM UrbanCode
General
1 108 (16.19%) Finance
2 32 (4.80%) Banking
3 19 (2.85%) Retail
4 15 (2.25%) Public Sector
5 14 (2.10%) Law
6 9 (1.35%) Financial Institution
6 9 (1.35%) Telecoms
7 7 (1.05%) Back Office
7 7 (1.05%) Legal
8 6 (0.90%) Advertising
8 6 (0.90%) Front Office
9 4 (0.60%) Mandarin Language
9 4 (0.60%) Marketing
10 3 (0.45%) International Banking
10 3 (0.45%) Local Government
10 3 (0.45%) Military
11 2 (0.30%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.30%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.30%) Police
11 2 (0.30%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 108 (16.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 82 (12.29%) Support Engineer
3 73 (10.94%) Analyst
4 64 (9.60%) Windows Engineer
5 45 (6.75%) IT Support
6 42 (6.30%) 2nd Line Support
7 39 (5.85%) Architect
8 37 (5.55%) 3rd Line Support
9 32 (4.80%) Server Engineer
10 31 (4.65%) Support Analyst
11 30 (4.50%) Consultant
12 29 (4.35%) IT Engineer
13 28 (4.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 24 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
15 23 (3.45%) Administrator
15 23 (3.45%) Infrastructure Support
16 22 (3.30%) IT Analyst
16 22 (3.30%) VMware Engineer
17 20 (3.00%) Desktop Support
17 20 (3.00%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (3.90%) .NET
2 22 (3.30%) Elastic Stack
3 20 (3.00%) LDAP
4 14 (2.10%) Web Services
5 9 (1.35%) Middleware
6 8 (1.20%) ADSI
6 8 (1.20%) HTML
7 7 (1.05%) X-Windows
8 5 (0.75%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.75%) ASP.NET
8 5 (0.75%) JSON
8 5 (0.75%) LAMP
9 4 (0.60%) AngularJS
9 4 (0.60%) CSS
9 4 (0.60%) SOAP
9 4 (0.60%) WCF
10 3 (0.45%) OAuth
10 3 (0.45%) OpenID
10 3 (0.45%) REST
10 3 (0.45%) WebSockets
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
2 40 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 28 (4.20%) Replication
4 24 (3.60%) Public Cloud
5 21 (3.15%) Management Information System
6 20 (3.00%) Video Conferencing
7 18 (2.70%) Clustering
8 17 (2.55%) Hedge funds
9 13 (1.95%) Self-Motivation
10 10 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (1.20%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (1.05%) Blackberry
12 7 (1.05%) NHS
12 7 (1.05%) PKI
13 6 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (0.90%) Linux Command Line
14 5 (0.75%) iPhone
14 5 (0.75%) Virtual Team
15 4 (0.60%) HP StoreVirtual
15 4 (0.60%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 666 (99.85%) Windows
2 154 (23.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 150 (22.49%) Windows 10
4 144 (21.59%) Linux
5 134 (20.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 91 (13.64%) Windows 7
7 41 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 32 (4.80%) Unix
9 24 (3.60%) Ubuntu
10 23 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
11 19 (2.85%) CentOS
12 12 (1.80%) Android
13 10 (1.50%) Windows 8
14 7 (1.05%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.90%) Mac OS
15 6 (0.90%) Mac OS X
15 6 (0.90%) SUSE
15 6 (0.90%) Windows XP
16 5 (0.75%) VMS
17 4 (0.60%) DC/OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (19.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 103 (15.44%) ITIL
3 87 (13.04%) Migration
4 65 (9.75%) DevOps
5 51 (7.65%) Problem-Solving
6 45 (6.75%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (5.55%) Configuration Management
8 30 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 29 (4.35%) High Availability
10 26 (3.90%) Infrastructure as Code
10 26 (3.90%) Server Management
11 24 (3.60%) Root Cause Analysis
12 23 (3.45%) Change Management
12 23 (3.45%) Continuous Integration
13 20 (3.00%) ITIL V3
13 20 (3.00%) Security Hardening
14 17 (2.55%) Service Delivery
15 16 (2.40%) Information Security
15 16 (2.40%) ITSM
15 16 (2.40%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 189 (28.34%) PowerShell
2 122 (18.29%) SQL
3 39 (5.85%) Python
4 29 (4.35%) Bash Shell
5 19 (2.85%) C#
6 12 (1.80%) Ruby
7 10 (1.50%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.35%) Java
8 9 (1.35%) VBScript
9 8 (1.20%) C
9 8 (1.20%) Shell Script
9 8 (1.20%) XPath
10 7 (1.05%) VB
11 6 (0.90%) Go
12 5 (0.75%) VBA
13 4 (0.60%) T-SQL
14 3 (0.45%) C++
14 3 (0.45%) Perl
14 3 (0.45%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.30%) PHP
Qualifications
1 78 (11.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (10.19%) Security Cleared
3 56 (8.40%) MCSE
3 56 (8.40%) SC Cleared
4 31 (4.65%) MCSA
5 28 (4.20%) DV Cleared
6 27 (4.05%) Degree
7 23 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 18 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
8 18 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
9 16 (2.40%) CCA
9 16 (2.40%) CCNA
9 16 (2.40%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (1.35%) DBS Check
11 8 (1.20%) MCITP
12 5 (0.75%) CCNP
12 5 (0.75%) Computer Science Degree
12 5 (0.75%) MCP
13 4 (0.60%) CCDA
13 4 (0.60%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.15%) SLA
2 8 (1.20%) Cyber Essentials
3 5 (0.75%) Government Security Classifications
4 4 (0.60%) GDPR
4 4 (0.60%) NCSC
5 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.45%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.45%) PMO
5 3 (0.45%) QA
6 2 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 2 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.15%) NIST
System Software
1 374 (56.07%) Active Directory
2 145 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (12.89%) Hyper-V
4 55 (8.25%) VMware ESXi
5 50 (7.50%) XenApp
6 44 (6.60%) Docker
7 43 (6.45%) vSphere
8 35 (5.25%) Virtual Machines
9 29 (4.35%) XenDesktop
10 11 (1.65%) Virtual Servers
11 10 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
12 8 (1.20%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
12 8 (1.20%) VMware NSX
12 8 (1.20%) VMware Server
13 7 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
14 6 (0.90%) Firmware
15 5 (0.75%) Citrix Hypervisor
15 5 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
15 5 (0.75%) vCloud
16 4 (0.60%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 116 (17.39%) SCCM
2 63 (9.45%) Ansible
3 48 (7.20%) Puppet
4 34 (5.10%) Opscode Chef
5 28 (4.20%) SCOM
5 28 (4.20%) Terraform
6 23 (3.45%) WSUS
7 21 (3.15%) Kubernetes
7 21 (3.15%) Single Sign-On
8 19 (2.85%) Microsoft Intune
9 13 (1.95%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 12 (1.80%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 12 (1.80%) Network Intrusion Detection System
11 10 (1.50%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 10 (1.50%) vCenter Server
11 10 (1.50%) vRealize
12 8 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
13 7 (1.05%) SCOrch
14 6 (0.90%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.90%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 280 (41.98%) Microsoft
2 255 (38.23%) VMware
3 106 (15.89%) Citrix
4 89 (13.34%) Cisco
5 48 (7.20%) HP
6 28 (4.20%) Dell
7 26 (3.90%) Oracle
8 24 (3.60%) Google
8 24 (3.60%) NetApp
9 22 (3.30%) Apple
10 21 (3.15%) Red Hat
11 18 (2.70%) EMC
12 15 (2.25%) Splunk
12 15 (2.25%) Symantec
12 15 (2.25%) TOWER Software
13 14 (2.10%) ServiceNow
13 14 (2.10%) SolarWinds
14 13 (1.95%) Ivanti
14 13 (1.95%) Nimble Storage
15 12 (1.80%) 3PAR