Period
to 15 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 15 October 2018 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 > North East
6 months to
15 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 46 32 9
Rank change year-on-year -14 -23 +33
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 58 70 486
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 4.79% 5.82% 16.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 17.11% 19.28% 39.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 48 331
North East median daily rate £350 £345 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.45% +15.00% -
10th Percentile £178 £188 £206
90th Percentile £438 £450 £425
England median daily rate £375 £350 £343
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.19% +5.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 11 46
North East median hourly rate £16.75 £32.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.66% +14.29% +3.70%
10th Percentile £11.15 £9.00 £25.50
90th Percentile £28.38 £46.66 £37.00
England median hourly rate £23.00 £16.81 £21.50
% change year-on-year +36.86% -21.84% +13.16%

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 the North East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 339 363 1,231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 27.97% 30.20% 42.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 215 270 816
North East median daily rate £388 £340 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.97% +6.25% -12.63%
10th Percentile £204 £195 £218
90th Percentile £547 £493 £475
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 27 90
North East median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -50.00% +57.57%
10th Percentile £9.88 £9.30 £10.30
90th Percentile £24.00 £47.50 £36.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in the North East

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in the North East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in the North East

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the North East over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in the North East

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server in the North East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in the North East

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the North East over the 6 months to 15 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in the North East

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in the North East

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 North East region over the 6 months to 15 October 2018. 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
Tyne and Wear -8 55 £341 -3.87% 19
Durham -12 2 - - 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 15 October 2018, 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 North East region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 53 (91.38%) Active Directory
3 40 (68.97%) Security Cleared
4 37 (63.79%) VMware
5 35 (60.34%) SC Cleared
5 35 (60.34%) Windows Server 2008
6 33 (56.90%) Microsoft
7 32 (55.17%) VMware Infrastructure
8 30 (51.72%) DHCP
8 30 (51.72%) DNS
9 26 (44.83%) Citrix
10 25 (43.10%) HP
10 25 (43.10%) SQL Server
11 24 (41.38%) ITIL
11 24 (41.38%) XenApp
12 23 (39.66%) Windows Server 2003
13 20 (34.48%) SAP
13 20 (34.48%) XenDesktop
14 19 (32.76%) vSphere
14 19 (32.76%) Ivanti
15 14 (24.14%) SCCM
15 14 (24.14%) IIS
15 14 (24.14%) SAN
15 14 (24.14%) NetScaler
15 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
16 13 (22.41%) MS Exchange
16 13 (22.41%) Business Continuity
17 12 (20.69%) Clustering
17 12 (20.69%) SQL
17 12 (20.69%) Microsoft Clustering

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 14 (24.14%) IIS
2 13 (22.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (1.72%) Apache
3 1 (1.72%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.45%) IaaS
2 2 (3.45%) PaaS
2 2 (3.45%) SaaS
3 1 (1.72%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.72%) DigitalOcean
3 1 (1.72%) GitHub
3 1 (1.72%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.72%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 30 (51.72%) DHCP
1 30 (51.72%) DNS
2 14 (24.14%) NetScaler
2 14 (24.14%) SAN
3 5 (8.62%) Firewall
3 5 (8.62%) HTTP
3 5 (8.62%) HTTPS
3 5 (8.62%) iSCSI
3 5 (8.62%) NAS
4 4 (6.90%) 3G
4 4 (6.90%) Wi-Fi
5 3 (5.17%) LAN
6 2 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (3.45%) VPN
6 2 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (43.10%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) DataStage
2 1 (1.72%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (1.72%) MySQL
2 1 (1.72%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.07%) GitLab
2 4 (6.90%) Artifactory
3 3 (5.17%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.45%) JIRA
5 1 (1.72%) Subversion
5 1 (1.72%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (1.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 11 (18.97%) Citrix Engineer
2 8 (13.79%) Analyst
3 7 (12.07%) Virtualisation Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) Administrator
5 5 (8.62%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (8.62%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.62%) Windows Administrator
6 4 (6.90%) Automation Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Infrastructure Support
6 4 (6.90%) Mobility Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.90%) Support Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Senior Server Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Server Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Server Support Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.62%) Middleware
2 2 (3.45%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (1.72%) .NET
3 1 (1.72%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (1.72%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.72%) CSS
3 1 (1.72%) HTML
3 1 (1.72%) HTML5
3 1 (1.72%) JSON
3 1 (1.72%) KnockoutJS
3 1 (1.72%) LAMP
3 1 (1.72%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (1.72%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (1.72%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.69%) Clustering
2 10 (17.24%) Computer Science
3 9 (15.52%) Management Information System
4 8 (13.79%) PKI
5 4 (6.90%) Fat Client
5 4 (6.90%) Thin Client
6 3 (5.17%) Data Centre
6 3 (5.17%) User Experience
7 2 (3.45%) Handset
8 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.72%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (60.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (39.66%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (17.24%) Linux
6 6 (10.34%) Android
6 6 (10.34%) Apple iOS
6 6 (10.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 6 (10.34%) Windows Phone
6 6 (10.34%) Windows Phone 8
7 5 (8.62%) Windows 10
7 5 (8.62%) Windows 8
8 4 (6.90%) Windows 7
9 3 (5.17%) CentOS
10 2 (3.45%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.72%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (41.38%) ITIL
2 13 (22.41%) Business Continuity
3 10 (17.24%) Service Delivery
4 8 (13.79%) Project Management
5 7 (12.07%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (12.07%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (12.07%) Performance Monitoring
5 7 (12.07%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (12.07%) Security Hardening
6 5 (8.62%) ITSM
6 5 (8.62%) OO
6 5 (8.62%) Problem-Solving
6 5 (8.62%) Runbook
6 5 (8.62%) Server Building
6 5 (8.62%) Software Distribution
6 5 (8.62%) Virtual Environments
7 4 (6.90%) Content Management
7 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
7 4 (6.90%) Software Delivery
8 3 (5.17%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.69%) SQL
2 7 (12.07%) Shell Script
3 6 (10.34%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.45%) Bash Shell
4 2 (3.45%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.72%) C
5 1 (1.72%) C#
5 1 (1.72%) Java
5 1 (1.72%) Jython
5 1 (1.72%) PHP
5 1 (1.72%) Python
5 1 (1.72%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 40 (68.97%) Security Cleared
2 35 (60.34%) SC Cleared
3 10 (17.24%) Computer Science Degree
3 10 (17.24%) Degree
4 8 (13.79%) DV Cleared
5 4 (6.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 4 (6.90%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (6.90%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (1.72%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 53 (91.38%) Active Directory
2 32 (55.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (41.38%) XenApp
4 20 (34.48%) XenDesktop
5 19 (32.76%) vSphere
6 7 (12.07%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (10.34%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (6.90%) Hyper-V
8 4 (6.90%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (5.17%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.72%) VirtualBox
10 1 (1.72%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (24.14%) SCCM
2 12 (20.69%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (15.52%) Puppet
4 8 (13.79%) vCenter Server
5 6 (10.34%) AirWatch
5 6 (10.34%) SAP Afaria
5 6 (10.34%) SCOM
5 6 (10.34%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 6 (10.34%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 6 (10.34%) XenMobile
6 5 (8.62%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 5 (8.62%) vMotion
7 3 (5.17%) Ansible
7 3 (5.17%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (5.17%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (3.45%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.72%) Nagios
9 1 (1.72%) OpenNMS
9 1 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 1 (1.72%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 37 (63.79%) VMware
2 33 (56.90%) Microsoft
3 26 (44.83%) Citrix
4 25 (43.10%) HP
5 20 (34.48%) SAP
6 19 (32.76%) Ivanti
7 10 (17.24%) McAfee
8 8 (13.79%) EMC
9 6 (10.34%) 3PAR
9 6 (10.34%) Apple
9 6 (10.34%) BMC
9 6 (10.34%) Oracle
9 6 (10.34%) Red Hat
10 4 (6.90%) ThinPrint
11 3 (5.17%) Forcepoint
12 2 (3.45%) Amdocs
12 2 (3.45%) NetApp
12 2 (3.45%) Symantec
13 1 (1.72%) Google
13 1 (1.72%) Remedy