Period
to 21 April 2019

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 21 April 2019 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
21 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 112 121 102
Rank change year-on-year +9 -19 -22
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 983 1,091 974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 2.33% 2.36% 2.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.58% 11.53% 11.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 702 794 630
London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £170 £175 £175
90th Percentile £550 £588 £550
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 36 24
London median hourly rate £22.82 £16.12 £20.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.51% -20.38% -7.90%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.00 £14.13
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.83 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +22.86% -5.41% -1.33%

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 7,812 9,463 8,245
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 18.49% 20.49% 20.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,428 6,707 5,791
London median daily rate £480 £480 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £181 £213 £260
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £438 £440 £425
% change year-on-year -0.57% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 312 183
London median hourly rate £21.00 £19.49 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.78% -9.37% +22.86%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.49 £12.88
90th Percentile £48.88 £47.83 £51.25
England median hourly rate £17.47 £17.14 £16.64
% change year-on-year +1.93% +2.97% -2.12%

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 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019.

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 21 April 2019. 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 +13 274 £450 +8.43% 33
West London -27 34 £363 -19.44% 15
South London -3 26 £295 -19.18% 1
East London -17 19 £400 +20.75% 3
North London -7 11 £250 -33.33% 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 2019, 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.

1 966 (98.27%) Windows
2 575 (58.49%) Active Directory
3 463 (47.10%) Microsoft
4 398 (40.49%) VMware
5 342 (34.79%) Office 365
6 315 (32.04%) PowerShell
7 308 (31.33%) Microsoft Azure
8 265 (26.96%) Finance
9 253 (25.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 239 (24.31%) Linux
11 205 (20.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 200 (20.35%) Windows Server 2008
13 199 (20.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 187 (19.02%) DNS
15 176 (17.90%) SCCM
16 172 (17.50%) Windows 10
17 167 (16.99%) Citrix
18 153 (15.56%) SQL
19 150 (15.26%) MS Exchange
19 150 (15.26%) Amazon AWS
20 147 (14.95%) Migration
20 147 (14.95%) ITIL
21 143 (14.55%) DHCP
22 138 (14.04%) SQL Server
23 133 (13.53%) Cisco
24 129 (13.12%) Firewall
25 124 (12.61%) DevOps
26 119 (12.11%) Hyper-V
27 110 (11.19%) Windows 7
28 106 (10.78%) Microsoft Office

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
1 150 (15.26%) MS Exchange
2 84 (8.55%) SharePoint
3 77 (7.83%) Skype for Business
4 76 (7.73%) IIS
5 66 (6.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 32 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2010
7 19 (1.93%) Apache
8 15 (1.53%) Confluence
9 13 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 13 (1.32%) WebSphere
10 9 (0.92%) Tomcat
11 8 (0.81%) JBoss
12 7 (0.71%) Exchange Server 2007
13 6 (0.61%) WebLogic
14 4 (0.41%) Elasticsearch
14 4 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2003
14 4 (0.41%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.41%) WordPress
15 3 (0.31%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 106 (10.78%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (1.32%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.41%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.31%) InfoPath
5 2 (0.20%) Maya
5 2 (0.20%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe After Effects
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.10%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.10%) NUKE
6 1 (0.10%) Revit
6 1 (0.10%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.81%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 7 (0.71%) Sentinel
4 4 (0.41%) Relativity
5 3 (0.31%) LatentZero
6 2 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
6 2 (0.20%) Elite 3E
6 2 (0.20%) Infor SunSystems
7 1 (0.10%) Dynamics AX
7 1 (0.10%) Misys Midas
7 1 (0.10%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.10%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.10%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.10%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.10%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 342 (34.79%) Office 365
2 308 (31.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 150 (15.26%) Amazon AWS
4 66 (6.71%) IaaS
5 57 (5.80%) PaaS
6 56 (5.70%) Azure Active Directory
7 42 (4.27%) SaaS
8 17 (1.73%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (1.63%) Dynamics 365
9 16 (1.63%) Mimecast
9 16 (1.63%) OneDrive
10 15 (1.53%) Amazon EC2
10 15 (1.53%) Google Cloud Platform
11 14 (1.42%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (1.22%) Datadog
13 11 (1.12%) Amazon S3
14 10 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (1.02%) Serverless
15 9 (0.92%) OpenShift
16 8 (0.81%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 187 (19.02%) DNS
2 143 (14.55%) DHCP
3 129 (13.12%) Firewall
4 99 (10.07%) SAN
5 92 (9.36%) WAN
6 88 (8.95%) LAN
7 78 (7.93%) TCP/IP
8 51 (5.19%) Skype
9 43 (4.37%) VPN
10 37 (3.76%) Network Security
11 29 (2.95%) Cisco ASA
12 28 (2.85%) Internet
13 25 (2.54%) iSCSI
14 24 (2.44%) Wireless
15 20 (2.03%) NetScaler
15 20 (2.03%) VLAN
16 19 (1.93%) Fibre Channel
17 18 (1.83%) NAS
18 16 (1.63%) Cisco Nexus
18 16 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 138 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 28 (2.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 25 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
4 20 (2.03%) MySQL
5 19 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
5 19 (1.93%) SQL Server 2016
6 17 (1.73%) Relational Database
7 13 (1.32%) Big Data
7 13 (1.32%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (1.22%) RDBMS
9 11 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
9 11 (1.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
11 8 (0.81%) Data Warehouse
12 7 (0.71%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.61%) Power BI
13 6 (0.61%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 5 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
14 5 (0.51%) MongoDB
14 5 (0.51%) Redis
Development Applications
1 36 (3.66%) MSI
1 36 (3.66%) Octopus Deploy
2 35 (3.56%) Git (software)
2 35 (3.56%) TeamCity
3 28 (2.85%) JIRA
4 25 (2.54%) Jenkins
5 24 (2.44%) Visual Studio Team System
6 14 (1.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 12 (1.22%) Bitbucket
7 12 (1.22%) WiX
8 11 (1.12%) Selenium
9 10 (1.02%) GitLab
10 9 (0.92%) Artifactory
10 9 (0.92%) Sonatype Nexus
11 8 (0.81%) Cucumber
11 8 (0.81%) IBM UrbanCode
12 7 (0.71%) Hudson
12 7 (0.71%) Moq
12 7 (0.71%) MSBuild
12 7 (0.71%) MSTest
General
1 265 (26.96%) Finance
2 95 (9.66%) Banking
3 37 (3.76%) Law
4 29 (2.95%) Telecoms
5 23 (2.34%) Investment Banking
5 23 (2.34%) Retail
6 16 (1.63%) Front Office
7 14 (1.42%) Legal
8 8 (0.81%) Back Office
9 5 (0.51%) Financial Institution
9 5 (0.51%) Publishing
10 4 (0.41%) Billing
11 2 (0.20%) Advertising
11 2 (0.20%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.10%) Automotive
12 1 (0.10%) Electronics
12 1 (0.10%) International Banking
12 1 (0.10%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.10%) Marketing
12 1 (0.10%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 149 (15.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 129 (13.12%) Windows Engineer
3 123 (12.51%) Analyst
4 93 (9.46%) Support Engineer
5 72 (7.32%) Support Analyst
6 70 (7.12%) DevOps Engineer
6 70 (7.12%) Server Engineer
7 54 (5.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 54 (5.49%) Azure Engineer
8 52 (5.29%) 3rd Line Support
8 52 (5.29%) Windows Server Engineer
9 49 (4.98%) Desktop Support
10 48 (4.88%) Desktop Engineer
11 47 (4.78%) Systems Engineer
11 47 (4.78%) VMware Engineer
12 46 (4.68%) Architect
13 41 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
14 37 (3.76%) PowerShell Engineer
15 35 (3.56%) Administrator
15 35 (3.56%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (9.26%) .NET
2 30 (3.05%) X-Windows
3 23 (2.34%) Web Services
4 20 (2.03%) Software Packaging
5 13 (1.32%) WebSphere MQ
6 12 (1.22%) HTML
6 12 (1.22%) LDAP
7 11 (1.12%) IBM Integration Bus
7 11 (1.12%) Spring
8 8 (0.81%) JSON
8 8 (0.81%) SOAP
8 8 (0.81%) XML
9 7 (0.71%) .NET Framework
9 7 (0.71%) CSS
9 7 (0.71%) Elastic Stack
9 7 (0.71%) MSMQ
10 6 (0.61%) .NET Core
10 6 (0.61%) Node.js
11 5 (0.51%) Middleware
11 5 (0.51%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 57 (5.80%) Clustering
2 54 (5.49%) Data Centre
3 48 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (3.26%) Management Information System
5 29 (2.95%) Self-Motivation
6 24 (2.44%) PKI
7 21 (2.14%) User Experience
8 20 (2.03%) Private Cloud
9 18 (1.83%) Fat Client
9 18 (1.83%) Thin Client
10 17 (1.73%) Blackberry
11 15 (1.53%) Hybrid Cloud
12 14 (1.42%) Public Cloud
13 12 (1.22%) Fintech
13 12 (1.22%) Mobile App
14 11 (1.12%) Replication
14 11 (1.12%) Wiki
15 10 (1.02%) Virtual Team
16 9 (0.92%) iPhone
16 9 (0.92%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 966 (98.27%) Windows
2 253 (25.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 239 (24.31%) Linux
4 200 (20.35%) Windows Server 2008
5 172 (17.50%) Windows 10
6 110 (11.19%) Windows 7
7 90 (9.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 70 (7.12%) Unix
9 35 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (2.54%) Ubuntu
11 22 (2.24%) Windows 8
12 19 (1.93%) Android
13 16 (1.63%) Apple iOS
14 15 (1.53%) CentOS
15 10 (1.02%) Mac OS
16 7 (0.71%) Mac OS X
17 4 (0.41%) VMS
17 4 (0.41%) Windows Vista
18 3 (0.31%) Data ONTAP
18 3 (0.31%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 199 (20.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 147 (14.95%) ITIL
2 147 (14.95%) Migration
3 124 (12.61%) DevOps
4 91 (9.26%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (6.61%) Problem-Solving
6 50 (5.09%) Configuration Management
7 49 (4.98%) Change Management
8 47 (4.78%) Information Security
9 41 (4.17%) Continuous Integration
10 35 (3.56%) Disaster Recovery
10 35 (3.56%) Server Management
11 34 (3.46%) Root Cause Analysis
12 31 (3.15%) Storage Management
13 30 (3.05%) Application Packaging
13 30 (3.05%) Continuous Delivery
13 30 (3.05%) Data Protection
14 29 (2.95%) Scrum
15 28 (2.85%) Continuous Improvement
15 28 (2.85%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 315 (32.04%) PowerShell
2 153 (15.56%) SQL
3 50 (5.09%) Python
4 48 (4.88%) C#
5 40 (4.07%) Bash Shell
6 35 (3.56%) Java
7 34 (3.46%) JavaScript
8 25 (2.54%) VB
9 21 (2.14%) Perl
10 17 (1.73%) VBScript
11 15 (1.53%) Shell Script
12 12 (1.22%) PHP
13 11 (1.12%) C
14 10 (1.02%) Ruby
15 9 (0.92%) T-SQL
16 7 (0.71%) PL/SQL
17 6 (0.61%) C++
18 3 (0.31%) Groovy
18 3 (0.31%) Scala
18 3 (0.31%) VBA
Qualifications
1 85 (8.65%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (5.90%) MCSE
2 58 (5.90%) Security Cleared
3 38 (3.87%) SC Cleared
4 37 (3.76%) Degree
5 33 (3.36%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (3.15%) ITIL Certification
7 27 (2.75%) MCSA
8 26 (2.64%) CCNA
9 22 (2.24%) MCP
10 14 (1.42%) CCNP
10 14 (1.42%) MCITP
11 12 (1.22%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (1.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (0.81%) AWS Certification
12 8 (0.81%) DBS Check
12 8 (0.81%) JNCIS
13 7 (0.71%) MCTS
14 5 (0.51%) CCA
14 5 (0.51%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.87%) SLA
2 16 (1.63%) QA
3 13 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 8 (0.81%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.61%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.61%) GDPR
6 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.31%) PMO
7 2 (0.20%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.20%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.10%) COBIT
8 1 (0.10%) HL7
8 1 (0.10%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.10%) NIST 800
System Software
1 575 (58.49%) Active Directory
2 205 (20.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (12.11%) Hyper-V
4 86 (8.75%) XenApp
5 78 (7.93%) VMware ESXi
6 58 (5.90%) XenDesktop
7 48 (4.88%) Virtual Machines
8 40 (4.07%) vSphere
9 29 (2.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 24 (2.44%) Docker
11 20 (2.03%) VMware NSX
12 17 (1.73%) Virtual Desktop
13 15 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
14 12 (1.22%) Shibboleth
15 11 (1.12%) BitLocker
16 10 (1.02%) KVM
17 8 (0.81%) DFS Replication
17 8 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
18 6 (0.61%) XenServer
19 5 (0.51%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 176 (17.90%) SCCM
2 63 (6.41%) Terraform
3 53 (5.39%) Puppet
4 52 (5.29%) Opscode Chef
5 45 (4.58%) SCOM
6 40 (4.07%) Ansible
7 39 (3.97%) WSUS
8 36 (3.66%) Microsoft Clustering
9 25 (2.54%) Kubernetes
10 23 (2.34%) SCOrch
11 21 (2.14%) Nagios
11 21 (2.14%) QRadar
11 21 (2.14%) Single Sign-On
12 20 (2.03%) Microsoft Intune
13 19 (1.93%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
14 17 (1.73%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
15 16 (1.63%) vCenter Server
16 15 (1.53%) vMotion
17 13 (1.32%) Backup Exec
18 11 (1.12%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 463 (47.10%) Microsoft
2 398 (40.49%) VMware
3 167 (16.99%) Citrix
4 133 (13.53%) Cisco
5 63 (6.41%) HP
6 52 (5.29%) Splunk
7 49 (4.98%) Red Hat
8 46 (4.68%) Dell
9 42 (4.27%) NetApp
10 39 (3.97%) Ivanti
10 39 (3.97%) Symantec
11 37 (3.76%) Oracle
12 29 (2.95%) EMC
13 26 (2.64%) CheckPoint
14 24 (2.44%) Veeam
15 23 (2.34%) IBM
16 22 (2.24%) F5
16 22 (2.24%) New Relic
17 20 (2.03%) Meraki
18 18 (1.83%) AppDynamics