Period
to 1 August 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 1 August 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
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 182 100 127
Rank change year-on-year -82 +27 -1
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 458 406 913
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 1.52% 2.58% 2.27%
As % of the Operating Systems category 10.81% 14.89% 12.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 340 300 687
10th Percentile £263 £200 £157
25th Percentile £363 £300 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £469 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +10.29% - +6.25%
75th Percentile £550 £523 £500
90th Percentile £625 £601 £575
England median daily rate £404 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +0.94% +5.26% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 12 11
10th Percentile £19.25 £20.00 "
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate £43.50 £30.46 £35.00
Median % change year-on-year +42.80% -12.96% +75.00%
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.83 £47.50
90th Percentile £76.40 " £48.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year - +8.11% -7.50%

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 4,235 2,726 7,296
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 14.06% 17.30% 18.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,984 1,965 5,227
10th Percentile £298 £216 £175
25th Percentile £413 £368 £356
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £485 £475
Median % change year-on-year +8.25% +2.11% -
75th Percentile £625 £575 £588
90th Percentile £700 £655 £650
England median daily rate £470 £450 £438
% change year-on-year +4.44% +2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 50 187
10th Percentile £14.93 £14.84 £12.90
25th Percentile £16.26 £19.48 £16.04
Median hourly rate £24.68 £27.75 £20.83
Median % change year-on-year -11.08% +33.22% +9.63%
75th Percentile £56.47 £47.69 £30.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £53.75 £51.25
England median hourly rate £17.34 £18.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year -6.30% +5.71% -

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 1 August 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 1 August 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 1 August 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 -37 64 £443 +7.27% 58
East London +5 11 £325 -13.33% 17
West London +5 7 £550 +175.00% 18
South London +13 6 £174 -42.08% 15
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 450 (98.25%) Windows
2 268 (58.52%) Active Directory
3 217 (47.38%) Microsoft
4 194 (42.36%) Azure
5 192 (41.92%) VMware
6 186 (40.61%) PowerShell
7 166 (36.24%) Microsoft 365
8 124 (27.07%) VMware Infrastructure
9 115 (25.11%) Linux
10 109 (23.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 103 (22.49%) Social Skills
12 97 (21.18%) Windows Server 2012
13 93 (20.31%) DNS
14 90 (19.65%) ITIL
15 89 (19.43%) Citrix
16 81 (17.69%) DHCP
17 75 (16.38%) Windows Server 2016
18 74 (16.16%) SQL Server
18 74 (16.16%) Finance
19 73 (15.94%) SQL
20 72 (15.72%) Security Cleared
20 72 (15.72%) Windows Server 2019
21 71 (15.50%) Firewall
22 67 (14.63%) Migration
23 65 (14.19%) DevOps
24 62 (13.54%) Cisco
25 59 (12.88%) Azure Active Directory
25 59 (12.88%) Windows 10
26 58 (12.66%) SCCM
27 56 (12.23%) 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 46 (10.04%) SharePoint
2 41 (8.95%) MS Exchange
3 35 (7.64%) IIS
4 13 (2.84%) Confluence
5 11 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (2.40%) Skype for Business
6 9 (1.97%) Oracle Coherence
7 8 (1.75%) Tomcat
8 7 (1.53%) Apache
8 7 (1.53%) WebLogic
9 6 (1.31%) WebSphere
10 4 (0.87%) ArcGIS
10 4 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.44%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.44%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.44%) IBM Notes
11 2 (0.44%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.44%) SAS
11 2 (0.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 36 (7.86%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.87%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.22%) FileZilla
5 1 (0.22%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.22%) NUKE
Business Applications
1 5 (1.09%) Eikon
1 5 (1.09%) Refinitiv Enterprise Platform
2 2 (0.44%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.22%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 194 (42.36%) Azure
2 166 (36.24%) Microsoft 365
3 59 (12.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 49 (10.70%) AWS
5 31 (6.77%) IaaS
6 19 (4.15%) PaaS
7 18 (3.93%) GCP
7 18 (3.93%) Mimecast
8 16 (3.49%) OneDrive
9 14 (3.06%) SaaS
10 12 (2.62%) GitHub
11 9 (1.97%) Power Platform
12 8 (1.75%) Cloud Computing
12 8 (1.75%) Serverless
13 7 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
13 7 (1.53%) Amazon S3
13 7 (1.53%) Azure Key Vault
13 7 (1.53%) Azure Stack
14 6 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
15 5 (1.09%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 93 (20.31%) DNS
2 81 (17.69%) DHCP
3 71 (15.50%) Firewall
4 41 (8.95%) TCP/IP
5 34 (7.42%) VPN
6 30 (6.55%) SAN
7 27 (5.90%) LAN
8 20 (4.37%) WAN
9 14 (3.06%) VoIP
10 13 (2.84%) Kerberos
11 12 (2.62%) Remote Desktop
12 11 (2.40%) HTTP
12 11 (2.40%) Skype
13 10 (2.18%) NetScaler
13 10 (2.18%) SSL
14 9 (1.97%) NAS
15 8 (1.75%) iSCSI
15 8 (1.75%) Network Security
15 8 (1.75%) SMTP
15 8 (1.75%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (16.16%) SQL Server
2 17 (3.71%) Oracle Database
3 16 (3.49%) Oracle Database 12c
4 14 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 14 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 14 (3.06%) SQL Server 2016
5 13 (2.84%) Relational Database
6 12 (2.62%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (2.62%) SQL Server 2019
7 11 (2.40%) MySQL
8 8 (1.75%) Power BI
9 7 (1.53%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 7 (1.53%) Amazon RDS
10 6 (1.31%) MongoDB
11 5 (1.09%) SQL Server 2017
11 5 (1.09%) Sybase ASE
12 4 (0.87%) GIS
12 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 3 (0.66%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 36 (7.86%) Jenkins
2 22 (4.80%) Git (software)
3 19 (4.15%) TeamCity
4 17 (3.71%) JIRA
5 16 (3.49%) Visual Studio
6 12 (2.62%) GitLab
7 11 (2.40%) SonarQube
8 10 (2.18%) Bitbucket
9 9 (1.97%) IntelliJ
10 7 (1.53%) Subversion
11 4 (0.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 3 (0.66%) Chocolatey
13 2 (0.44%) Octopus Deploy
13 2 (0.44%) Serena SBM
14 1 (0.22%) Fiddler
14 1 (0.22%) Gradle
14 1 (0.22%) IBM UrbanCode
14 1 (0.22%) Liquibase
14 1 (0.22%) Maven
14 1 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 103 (22.49%) Social Skills
2 74 (16.16%) Finance
3 37 (8.08%) Banking
4 19 (4.15%) Public Sector
5 14 (3.06%) Organisational Skills
6 13 (2.84%) Documentation Skills
7 12 (2.62%) Presentation Skills
8 11 (2.40%) Analytical Skills
9 10 (2.18%) Influencing Skills
10 8 (1.75%) Legal
11 7 (1.53%) Telecoms
12 6 (1.31%) Investment Banking
12 6 (1.31%) Law
13 5 (1.09%) Retail
14 4 (0.87%) Financial Institution
14 4 (0.87%) Manufacturing
14 4 (0.87%) Marketing
15 3 (0.66%) Electronics
15 3 (0.66%) Spanish Language
16 2 (0.44%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 85 (18.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 49 (10.70%) Support Engineer
3 47 (10.26%) Windows Engineer
4 40 (8.73%) Architect
5 38 (8.30%) Azure Engineer
6 28 (6.11%) Administrator
6 28 (6.11%) Analyst
7 27 (5.90%) Server Engineer
8 26 (5.68%) Consultant
9 25 (5.46%) DevOps Engineer
10 22 (4.80%) Windows Server Engineer
11 20 (4.37%) VMware Engineer
12 18 (3.93%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (3.49%) Active Directory Engineer
13 16 (3.49%) Infrastructure Architect
13 16 (3.49%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
14 15 (3.28%) Cloud Engineer
14 15 (3.28%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (3.06%) Azure DevOps Engineer
15 14 (3.06%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (7.21%) .NET
2 13 (2.84%) ASP.NET
2 13 (2.84%) JSON
2 13 (2.84%) LDAP
2 13 (2.84%) REST
3 11 (2.40%) SOAP
4 9 (1.97%) HTML
4 9 (1.97%) Web Services
5 8 (1.75%) AngularJS
6 7 (1.53%) LAMP
7 6 (1.31%) XML
7 6 (1.31%) YAML
8 5 (1.09%) Django
8 5 (1.09%) FIX Protocol
8 5 (1.09%) HTML5
8 5 (1.09%) JMS
8 5 (1.09%) Node.js
8 5 (1.09%) Software Packaging
8 5 (1.09%) WebSphere MQ
8 5 (1.09%) XML-RPC
Miscellaneous
1 28 (6.11%) Data Centre
2 23 (5.02%) Clustering
3 16 (3.49%) Data Protection Act
3 16 (3.49%) Replication
4 14 (3.06%) Private Cloud
5 12 (2.62%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.40%) Hybrid Cloud
6 11 (2.40%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.53%) PKI
7 7 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (1.53%) Virtual Team
8 6 (1.31%) EMC VNX
8 6 (1.31%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.09%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 5 (1.09%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.09%) Life Science
9 5 (1.09%) Wiki
10 3 (0.66%) AS400
10 3 (0.66%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 450 (98.25%) Windows
2 115 (25.11%) Linux
3 97 (21.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 75 (16.38%) Windows Server 2016
5 72 (15.72%) Windows Server 2019
6 59 (12.88%) Windows 10
7 44 (9.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 41 (8.95%) Windows Server 2008
9 20 (4.37%) Windows 7
10 16 (3.49%) Android
11 13 (2.84%) Ubuntu
11 13 (2.84%) Windows Server 2003
12 12 (2.62%) Apple iOS
12 12 (2.62%) Solaris
13 11 (2.40%) CentOS
14 8 (1.75%) Mac OS
15 6 (1.31%) Unix
16 3 (0.66%) Mac OS X
16 3 (0.66%) SUSE
17 2 (0.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (23.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 90 (19.65%) ITIL
3 67 (14.63%) Migration
4 65 (14.19%) DevOps
5 48 (10.48%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
7 30 (6.55%) Change Management
8 28 (6.11%) Scrum
9 25 (5.46%) High Availability
9 25 (5.46%) ITSM
9 25 (5.46%) Server Management
10 24 (5.24%) Data Protection
10 24 (5.24%) Disaster Recovery
11 23 (5.02%) Cybersecurity
12 21 (4.59%) Project Delivery
13 19 (4.15%) Incident Management
14 18 (3.93%) Service Management
15 17 (3.71%) Root Cause Analysis
16 14 (3.06%) Change Control
16 14 (3.06%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 186 (40.61%) PowerShell
2 73 (15.94%) SQL
3 52 (11.35%) Python
4 31 (6.77%) Bash Shell
5 29 (6.33%) C#
6 24 (5.24%) Java
7 20 (4.37%) Shell Script
8 14 (3.06%) JavaScript
9 9 (1.97%) C++
9 9 (1.97%) TypeScript
10 8 (1.75%) C
10 8 (1.75%) T-SQL
10 8 (1.75%) VBScript
11 7 (1.53%) VB
12 6 (1.31%) Perl
13 5 (1.09%) PHP
13 5 (1.09%) PL/SQL
13 5 (1.09%) Ruby
14 4 (0.87%) R
14 4 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 72 (15.72%) Security Cleared
2 56 (12.23%) SC Cleared
3 37 (8.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 26 (5.68%) Degree
5 24 (5.24%) DV Cleared
6 20 (4.37%) ITIL Certification
7 19 (4.15%) MCSE
8 12 (2.62%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (2.18%) MCITP
9 10 (2.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (1.75%) AWS Certification
10 8 (1.75%) CCNA
10 8 (1.75%) Numerate Degree
11 7 (1.53%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (1.53%) MCSA
12 4 (0.87%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.87%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.87%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.66%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.80%) SLA
2 15 (3.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.75%) GDPR
4 6 (1.31%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (1.09%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.09%) QA
6 3 (0.66%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.66%) ISO 22301
6 3 (0.66%) NCSC
7 2 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.44%) NIST
8 1 (0.22%) COBIT
8 1 (0.22%) Government Security Classifications
8 1 (0.22%) IFRS
8 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 268 (58.52%) Active Directory
2 124 (27.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (10.92%) VMware ESXi
4 46 (10.04%) Hyper-V
5 19 (4.15%) vSphere
5 19 (4.15%) XenApp
6 18 (3.93%) Docker
7 17 (3.71%) Virtual Servers
8 14 (3.06%) XenDesktop
9 13 (2.84%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
11 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (1.97%) VMware NSX
12 6 (1.31%) Microsoft App-V
13 5 (1.09%) Terminal Services
13 5 (1.09%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.66%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.66%) NFS
14 3 (0.66%) Oracle RAC
15 2 (0.44%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 58 (12.66%) SCCM
2 46 (10.04%) Ansible
3 33 (7.21%) Terraform
4 27 (5.90%) Microsoft Intune
5 22 (4.80%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 19 (4.15%) Puppet
7 18 (3.93%) SCOM
8 14 (3.06%) Kubernetes
9 11 (2.40%) Single Sign-On
10 10 (2.18%) vCenter Server
10 10 (2.18%) vRealize
11 9 (1.97%) ITRS Geneos
11 9 (1.97%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (1.75%) PowerCLI
12 8 (1.75%) SCOrch
13 7 (1.53%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (1.31%) QRadar
14 6 (1.31%) Tivoli
14 6 (1.31%) Tivoli Storage Manager
15 5 (1.09%) Netcool
Vendors
1 217 (47.38%) Microsoft
2 192 (41.92%) VMware
3 89 (19.43%) Citrix
4 62 (13.54%) Cisco
5 40 (8.73%) Oracle
6 39 (8.52%) Red Hat
7 29 (6.33%) EMC
8 28 (6.11%) IBM
9 25 (5.46%) HP
9 25 (5.46%) ServiceNow
10 18 (3.93%) Splunk
11 15 (3.28%) Dell
12 12 (2.62%) NetApp
13 11 (2.40%) Ivanti
13 11 (2.40%) McAfee
14 10 (2.18%) Apple
14 10 (2.18%) SAP
15 9 (1.97%) Google
16 8 (1.75%) SolarWinds
16 8 (1.75%) Symantec