Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 17 27 17
Rank change year-on-year +10 -10 +20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 133 99 265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 10.31% 7.53% 11.17%
As % of the Operating Systems category 31.89% 29.03% 33.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 63 172
North East median daily rate £285 £310 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.06% +10.71% -25.33%
10th Percentile £206 £186 £208
90th Percentile £400 £498 £335
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 15 21
North East median hourly rate £20.75 £37.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.67% +33.93% +104.23%
10th Percentile £11.15 £18.65 £11.25
90th Percentile £30.63 £43.00 £37.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.25 £18.75
% change year-on-year +23.08% -13.33% -6.25%

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 417 341 780
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 32.33% 25.93% 32.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 223 487
North East median daily rate £334 £350 £290
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.57% +20.69% -14.32%
10th Percentile £202 £223 £209
90th Percentile £488 £506 £438
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.00% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 31 44
North East median hourly rate £14.36 £22.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.18% -19.64% +78.29%
10th Percentile £10.25 £8.90 £11.15
90th Percentile £45.63 £42.00 £36.35
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.53 £16.91
% change year-on-year +5.87% -2.22% +4.61%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +6 123 £285 -10.09% 10
Durham +1 4 £129 - 3
Northumberland - 1 £290 -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 133 (100.00%) Windows
2 86 (64.66%) Security Cleared
3 85 (63.91%) Citrix
4 84 (63.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 83 (62.41%) Active Directory
6 79 (59.40%) DNS
7 78 (58.65%) DHCP
8 67 (50.38%) SC Cleared
9 64 (48.12%) VMware
10 63 (47.37%) ITIL
11 58 (43.61%) HP
12 57 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 56 (42.11%) XenApp
13 56 (42.11%) Microsoft
14 52 (39.10%) SAP
15 51 (38.35%) Windows Server 2003
16 43 (32.33%) Ivanti
17 37 (27.82%) XenDesktop
18 36 (27.07%) vSphere
19 35 (26.32%) Management Information System
20 33 (24.81%) PowerShell
21 32 (24.06%) NetScaler
22 31 (23.31%) IIS
23 30 (22.56%) Linux
23 30 (22.56%) SAN
23 30 (22.56%) Service Delivery
23 30 (22.56%) Business Continuity
24 28 (21.05%) Unix
25 26 (19.55%) Project Management
26 25 (18.80%) Solaris

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 31 (23.31%) IIS
2 21 (15.79%) MS Exchange
3 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2000
3 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (3.76%) Exchange Server 5.5
3 5 (3.76%) WebLogic
4 4 (3.01%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.50%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.75%) Apache
6 1 (0.75%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.75%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (5.26%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.28%) IaaS
1 15 (11.28%) PaaS
1 15 (11.28%) SaaS
2 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (2.26%) Office 365
3 2 (1.50%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.75%) DigitalOcean
4 1 (0.75%) GitHub
4 1 (0.75%) Google Analytics
4 1 (0.75%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 79 (59.40%) DNS
2 78 (58.65%) DHCP
3 32 (24.06%) NetScaler
4 30 (22.56%) SAN
5 13 (9.77%) 3G
5 13 (9.77%) Wi-Fi
6 7 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (4.51%) LAN
8 5 (3.76%) HTTPS
8 5 (3.76%) SMS
8 5 (3.76%) WAN
8 5 (3.76%) X.500
9 4 (3.01%) SSL
9 4 (3.01%) VSAN
10 3 (2.26%) VPN
10 3 (2.26%) WinSCP
11 2 (1.50%) Firewall
12 1 (0.75%) HTTP
12 1 (0.75%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.80%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.01%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.26%) SAP HANA
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.75%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.75%) DataStage
5 1 (0.75%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.75%) MySQL
5 1 (0.75%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.75%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (3.01%) Git (software)
2 3 (2.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (1.50%) JIRA
4 1 (0.75%) GitLab
4 1 (0.75%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.75%) MSI
4 1 (0.75%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (0.75%) Subversion
4 1 (0.75%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (0.75%) Finance
Job Titles
1 30 (22.56%) Support Engineer
2 25 (18.80%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 24 (18.05%) Analyst
4 19 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
5 14 (10.53%) Mobility Engineer
6 12 (9.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 12 (9.02%) Operations Analyst
6 12 (9.02%) Support Analyst
7 10 (7.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.02%) Operational Support Analyst
8 8 (6.02%) Operations Support Analyst
9 7 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (4.51%) Operations Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) 1st Line Support Analyst
11 5 (3.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) 3rd Line Support
11 5 (3.76%) Citrix Support
11 5 (3.76%) Server Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Windows Engineer
11 5 (3.76%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.53%) ISPF
2 4 (3.01%) .NET
2 4 (3.01%) CSS
2 4 (3.01%) HTML
2 4 (3.01%) HTML5
2 4 (3.01%) JSON
2 4 (3.01%) KnockoutJS
2 4 (3.01%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 3 (2.26%) ASP.NET
4 2 (1.50%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (0.75%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.75%) LAMP
5 1 (0.75%) LAPP Stack
5 1 (0.75%) Middleware
5 1 (0.75%) Ruby on Rails
5 1 (0.75%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 35 (26.32%) Management Information System
2 24 (18.05%) Computer Science
2 24 (18.05%) PKI
3 18 (13.53%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (10.53%) Fat Client
4 14 (10.53%) Thin Client
4 14 (10.53%) VSAM
5 7 (5.26%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (4.51%) Clustering
7 5 (3.76%) Data Centre
8 4 (3.01%) Virtual Team
9 2 (1.50%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
10 1 (0.75%) Digital Signage
10 1 (0.75%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.75%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.75%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 133 (100.00%) Windows
2 84 (63.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (38.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (22.56%) Linux
5 28 (21.05%) Unix
6 25 (18.80%) Solaris
7 23 (17.29%) AIX
8 22 (16.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (16.54%) Windows 2000 Server
9 21 (15.79%) HPUX
10 19 (14.29%) Android
10 19 (14.29%) Apple iOS
10 19 (14.29%) MVS
10 19 (14.29%) Windows Phone
10 19 (14.29%) Windows Phone 8
11 18 (13.53%) VME
12 15 (11.28%) Windows 7
13 14 (10.53%) VMS
14 12 (9.02%) Windows 10
14 12 (9.02%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (47.37%) ITIL
2 30 (22.56%) Business Continuity
2 30 (22.56%) Service Delivery
3 26 (19.55%) Project Management
4 19 (14.29%) Change Management
4 19 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (13.53%) Content Management
5 18 (13.53%) Service Management
6 15 (11.28%) Data Management
6 15 (11.28%) Incident Management
6 15 (11.28%) ITIL V3
6 15 (11.28%) Open Source
7 14 (10.53%) Software Delivery
8 6 (4.51%) Deployment Automation
8 6 (4.51%) Server Building
9 4 (3.01%) Proactive Monitoring
10 3 (2.26%) DevOps
10 3 (2.26%) Mobile Device Management
10 3 (2.26%) Software Deployment
10 3 (2.26%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 33 (24.81%) PowerShell
2 22 (16.54%) Shell Script
3 21 (15.79%) SQL
4 14 (10.53%) C
4 14 (10.53%) JCL
5 8 (6.02%) Perl
6 5 (3.76%) JavaScript
7 4 (3.01%) C#
8 2 (1.50%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.75%) Java
9 1 (0.75%) Jython
9 1 (0.75%) PHP
9 1 (0.75%) Python
9 1 (0.75%) Ruby
9 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.75%) VB
9 1 (0.75%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 86 (64.66%) Security Cleared
2 67 (50.38%) SC Cleared
3 24 (18.05%) Computer Science Degree
3 24 (18.05%) Degree
4 20 (15.04%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (9.77%) Citrix Certification
5 13 (9.77%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (6.77%) DV Cleared
7 4 (3.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.50%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 83 (62.41%) Active Directory
2 57 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (42.11%) XenApp
4 37 (27.82%) XenDesktop
5 36 (27.07%) vSphere
6 17 (12.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 14 (10.53%) Job Entry Subsystem
7 14 (10.53%) RACF
8 12 (9.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (6.02%) Hyper-V
10 6 (4.51%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (3.76%) Samba
11 5 (3.76%) XenServer
12 4 (3.01%) VMware NSX
13 2 (1.50%) Firmware
14 1 (0.75%) VirtualBox
14 1 (0.75%) Xen
Systems Management
1 20 (15.04%) AirWatch
2 19 (14.29%) SAP Afaria
2 19 (14.29%) XenMobile
3 17 (12.78%) Tivoli
4 14 (10.53%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 13 (9.77%) SCCM
6 12 (9.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 7 (5.26%) Puppet
8 6 (4.51%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (3.76%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (3.01%) Ansible
10 4 (3.01%) PowerCLI
10 4 (3.01%) SafeCom
10 4 (3.01%) vCenter Server
10 4 (3.01%) vRealize
11 3 (2.26%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (2.26%) Opscode Chef
11 3 (2.26%) PureDisk
11 3 (2.26%) Simpana
11 3 (2.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 85 (63.91%) Citrix
2 64 (48.12%) VMware
3 58 (43.61%) HP
4 56 (42.11%) Microsoft
5 52 (39.10%) SAP
6 43 (32.33%) Ivanti
7 21 (15.79%) McAfee
8 20 (15.04%) Apple
9 18 (13.53%) Red Hat
10 17 (12.78%) BMC
11 15 (11.28%) ServiceNow
11 15 (11.28%) ThinPrint
12 8 (6.02%) IBM
12 8 (6.02%) Sun
13 7 (5.26%) Cisco
13 7 (5.26%) Symantec
14 4 (3.01%) Axway
14 4 (3.01%) EMC
14 4 (3.01%) Fujitsu
14 4 (3.01%) Oracle