Period
to 14 December 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 14 December 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
14 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 70 42 12
Rank change year-on-year -28 -30 +30
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 35 65 368
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.65% 5.26% 14.20%
As % of the Operating Systems category 11.40% 17.38% 34.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 43 242
North East median daily rate £394 £350 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +9.38% +28.00%
10th Percentile £200 £201 £191
90th Percentile £455 £480 £468
England median daily rate £390 £350 £341
% change year-on-year +11.43% +2.64% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 47
North East median hourly rate £21.50 £32.25 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.33% +15.18% +4.67%
10th Percentile £20.75 £9.00 £20.75
90th Percentile £22.25 £46.99 £36.40
England median hourly rate £25.00 £16.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year +48.77% -25.31% +28.57%

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 307 374 1,079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 23.24% 30.28% 41.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 192 273 723
North East median daily rate £400 £350 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +6.06% -12.00%
10th Percentile £225 £195 £218
90th Percentile £550 £538 £475
England median daily rate £429 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +0.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 39 24 89
North East median hourly rate £14.77 £20.75 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.82% -25.89% +22.54%
10th Percentile £10.13 £9.00 £12.04
90th Percentile £45.00 £47.50 £36.00
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 14 December 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
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 14 December 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 -26 31 £400 +10.50% 11
Durham -12 2 £273 +26.74% 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 14 December 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 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (91.43%) Active Directory
3 25 (71.43%) SQL Server
4 24 (68.57%) Security Cleared
5 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
6 22 (62.86%) SC Cleared
7 17 (48.57%) VMware
8 16 (45.71%) ITIL
9 14 (40.00%) HP
9 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2008
10 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (31.43%) SCCM
11 11 (31.43%) SQL
12 10 (28.57%) Clustering
12 10 (28.57%) Firewall
12 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (25.71%) Runbook
13 9 (25.71%) ITSM
13 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
13 9 (25.71%) SAN
13 9 (25.71%) DV Cleared
13 9 (25.71%) HP Operations Orchestration
13 9 (25.71%) NAS
14 8 (22.86%) iSCSI
14 8 (22.86%) EMC
14 8 (22.86%) DHCP
14 8 (22.86%) HTTP
14 8 (22.86%) DNS

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 9 (25.71%) MS Exchange
2 2 (5.71%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.71%) IaaS
2 2 (5.71%) Office 365
2 2 (5.71%) PaaS
2 2 (5.71%) SaaS
3 1 (2.86%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.86%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (28.57%) Firewall
2 9 (25.71%) NAS
2 9 (25.71%) SAN
3 8 (22.86%) DHCP
3 8 (22.86%) DNS
3 8 (22.86%) HTTP
3 8 (22.86%) HTTPS
3 8 (22.86%) iSCSI
4 3 (8.57%) LAN
5 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
5 2 (5.71%) WAN
6 1 (2.86%) 3G
6 1 (2.86%) Skype
6 1 (2.86%) VoIP
6 1 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.86%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (71.43%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) GitLab
2 4 (11.43%) Artifactory
General
1 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
1 1 (2.86%) Military
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Automation Engineer
2 5 (14.29%) Administrator
2 5 (14.29%) Analyst
2 5 (14.29%) Windows Administrator
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (11.43%) Senior Analyst
3 4 (11.43%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 3 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Server Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Senior Support Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Server Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Server Engineer
4 3 (8.57%) Server Support
4 3 (8.57%) Server Support Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Support Analyst
4 3 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (28.57%) Clustering
2 3 (8.57%) User Experience
3 2 (5.71%) Handset
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) PKI
3 2 (5.71%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
4 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 35 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (37.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (20.00%) Linux
5 5 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.71%) Android
6 2 (5.71%) Apple iOS
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Phone
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Phone 8
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 10
7 1 (2.86%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (45.71%) ITIL
2 9 (25.71%) ITSM
2 9 (25.71%) Runbook
3 8 (22.86%) OO
3 8 (22.86%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (22.86%) Software Distribution
3 8 (22.86%) Virtual Environments
4 7 (20.00%) Capacity Planning
4 7 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (20.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 7 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (20.00%) Security Hardening
5 3 (8.57%) Capacity Management
5 3 (8.57%) Data Protection
5 3 (8.57%) Decision-Making
5 3 (8.57%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (8.57%) Process Improvement
5 3 (8.57%) Server Building
5 3 (8.57%) Test Planning
5 3 (8.57%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) SQL
2 8 (22.86%) JavaScript
3 7 (20.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 24 (68.57%) Security Cleared
2 22 (62.86%) SC Cleared
3 9 (25.71%) DV Cleared
4 1 (2.86%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.86%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (2.86%) Computer Science Degree
4 1 (2.86%) Degree
4 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 32 (91.43%) Active Directory
2 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (20.00%) XenApp
4 6 (17.14%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (17.14%) XenDesktop
5 5 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (8.57%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (8.57%) vSphere
7 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
8 1 (2.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (2.86%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 11 (31.43%) SCCM
2 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Clustering
3 9 (25.71%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 6 (17.14%) Puppet
4 6 (17.14%) SCOM
4 6 (17.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 6 (17.14%) vCenter Server
5 5 (14.29%) vMotion
6 3 (8.57%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (5.71%) AirWatch
7 2 (5.71%) SAP Afaria
7 2 (5.71%) XenMobile
8 1 (2.86%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 1 (2.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 17 (48.57%) VMware
3 14 (40.00%) HP
4 8 (22.86%) EMC
5 6 (17.14%) 3PAR
5 6 (17.14%) BMC
5 6 (17.14%) Oracle
5 6 (17.14%) Red Hat
6 4 (11.43%) McAfee
7 3 (8.57%) Citrix
7 3 (8.57%) Forcepoint
7 3 (8.57%) SAP
8 2 (5.71%) Amdocs
8 2 (5.71%) Apple
8 2 (5.71%) Cisco
8 2 (5.71%) Ivanti
8 2 (5.71%) NetApp
9 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.86%) Remedy
9 1 (2.86%) ThinPrint