Period
to 20 August 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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 30 33 12
Rank change year-on-year +3 -21 +26
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 92 77 411
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 7.41% 6.31% 15.64%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.15% 22.25% 38.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 49 261
North East median daily rate £275 £375 £280
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -26.67% +33.93% -8.20%
10th Percentile £195 £183 £205
90th Percentile £349 £492 £338
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +6.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 44
North East median hourly rate £21.50 £41.00 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.56% +46.43% -3.45%
10th Percentile £11.20 £14.55 £18.98
90th Percentile £30.50 £49.67 £36.85
England median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +31.25% -20.00% -

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 381 346 1,056
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 30.68% 28.36% 40.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 253 242 674
North East median daily rate £342 £350 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.29% +18.64% -15.71%
10th Percentile £203 £196 £209
90th Percentile £538 £513 £450
England median daily rate £438 £425 £405
% change year-on-year +2.94% +5.07% +7.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 74
North East median hourly rate £15.20 £27.50 £28.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -44.73% -1.79% +73.27%
10th Percentile £10.73 £9.50 £11.58
90th Percentile £35.88 £47.75 £36.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.38 £16.50
% change year-on-year +0.68% +5.35% -

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 20 August 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 +1 83 £275 -29.03% 16
Durham -6 4 £129 - 2
Northumberland - 1 £290 -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (72.83%) Active Directory
3 66 (71.74%) Citrix
3 66 (71.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (69.57%) Security Cleared
5 63 (68.48%) DHCP
5 63 (68.48%) DNS
6 58 (63.04%) Microsoft
7 53 (57.61%) SC Cleared
8 51 (55.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 46 (50.00%) VMware
10 40 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
11 38 (41.30%) SAP
12 37 (40.22%) XenApp
13 35 (38.04%) ITIL
14 28 (30.43%) SQL Server
15 26 (28.26%) Ivanti
15 26 (28.26%) PKI
16 24 (26.09%) SQL
17 23 (25.00%) McAfee
18 22 (23.91%) Apple
18 22 (23.91%) HP
18 22 (23.91%) AirWatch
19 21 (22.83%) SAP Afaria
19 21 (22.83%) XenMobile
19 21 (22.83%) BPSS Clearance
19 21 (22.83%) Apple iOS
19 21 (22.83%) Windows Phone 8
19 21 (22.83%) Windows Phone
19 21 (22.83%) vSphere

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 19 (20.65%) MS Exchange
2 15 (16.30%) IIS
3 4 (4.35%) WebLogic
3 4 (4.35%) WebSphere
4 3 (3.26%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.09%) Apache
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2000
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 5.5
5 1 (1.09%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (2.17%) Office 365
2 1 (1.09%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.09%) DigitalOcean
2 1 (1.09%) GitHub
2 1 (1.09%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.09%) Linode
Communications & Networking
1 63 (68.48%) DHCP
1 63 (68.48%) DNS
2 18 (19.57%) SAN
3 15 (16.30%) NetScaler
4 12 (13.04%) 3G
4 12 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
5 7 (7.61%) HTTPS
5 7 (7.61%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (4.35%) Firewall
6 4 (4.35%) LAN
6 4 (4.35%) SSL
6 4 (4.35%) VSAN
7 3 (3.26%) HTTP
7 3 (3.26%) iSCSI
7 3 (3.26%) NAS
7 3 (3.26%) SMS
7 3 (3.26%) VPN
7 3 (3.26%) WinSCP
8 2 (2.17%) WAN
9 1 (1.09%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (30.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.26%) SAP HANA
2 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.09%) DataStage
4 1 (1.09%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.09%) MySQL
4 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.26%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (2.17%) JIRA
3 1 (1.09%) GitLab
3 1 (1.09%) Subversion
3 1 (1.09%) Vagrant
General
1 1 (1.09%) Military
Job Titles
1 16 (17.39%) Mobility Engineer
1 16 (17.39%) Support Engineer
2 14 (15.22%) Citrix Engineer
3 11 (11.96%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (10.87%) Analyst
4 10 (10.87%) Virtualisation Engineer
5 9 (9.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Support Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
8 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
8 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Operational Support Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Operations Support Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) .NET
1 4 (4.35%) CSS
1 4 (4.35%) HTML
1 4 (4.35%) HTML5
1 4 (4.35%) JSON
1 4 (4.35%) KnockoutJS
1 4 (4.35%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (3.26%) ASP.NET
2 3 (3.26%) Middleware
3 2 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (1.09%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (1.09%) LAMP
4 1 (1.09%) LAPP Stack
4 1 (1.09%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 26 (28.26%) PKI
2 18 (19.57%) Computer Science
3 13 (14.13%) Fat Client
3 13 (14.13%) Thin Client
4 10 (10.87%) Management Information System
5 6 (6.52%) Clustering
5 6 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (5.43%) Data Centre
7 4 (4.35%) Virtual Team
8 1 (1.09%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.09%) Digital Signage
8 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.09%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 66 (71.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (55.43%) Windows Server 2003
4 21 (22.83%) Android
4 21 (22.83%) Apple iOS
4 21 (22.83%) Windows Phone
4 21 (22.83%) Windows Phone 8
5 13 (14.13%) Windows 7
6 12 (13.04%) Windows 10
6 12 (13.04%) Windows 8
7 8 (8.70%) Linux
8 7 (7.61%) AIX
8 7 (7.61%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (6.52%) Unix
10 4 (4.35%) MVS
10 4 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (4.35%) Solaris
10 4 (4.35%) VME
10 4 (4.35%) Windows 2000
11 3 (3.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (38.04%) ITIL
2 19 (20.65%) Content Management
3 16 (17.39%) Incident Management
4 14 (15.22%) Business Continuity
5 13 (14.13%) Service Delivery
6 12 (13.04%) Software Delivery
7 10 (10.87%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 9 (9.78%) Project Management
9 5 (5.43%) Deployment Automation
9 5 (5.43%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (5.43%) Server Building
10 4 (4.35%) Change Management
10 4 (4.35%) Proactive Monitoring
11 3 (3.26%) Data Protection
11 3 (3.26%) ITSM
11 3 (3.26%) Mobile Device Management
11 3 (3.26%) OO
11 3 (3.26%) Service Management
11 3 (3.26%) Software Deployment
11 3 (3.26%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.09%) SQL
2 15 (16.30%) PowerShell
3 7 (7.61%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.35%) C#
4 4 (4.35%) Perl
5 2 (2.17%) Bash Shell
6 1 (1.09%) Java
6 1 (1.09%) Jython
6 1 (1.09%) PHP
6 1 (1.09%) Python
6 1 (1.09%) Ruby
6 1 (1.09%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 64 (69.57%) Security Cleared
2 53 (57.61%) SC Cleared
3 21 (22.83%) BPSS Clearance
4 18 (19.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 18 (19.57%) Degree
5 14 (15.22%) Citrix Certification
5 14 (15.22%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (8.70%) DV Cleared
7 4 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.17%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (21.74%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 67 (72.83%) Active Directory
2 40 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (40.22%) XenApp
4 21 (22.83%) vSphere
5 19 (20.65%) XenDesktop
6 11 (11.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (6.52%) Hyper-V
8 5 (5.43%) VMware ESXi
9 4 (4.35%) VMware NSX
9 4 (4.35%) XenServer
10 2 (2.17%) Firmware
11 1 (1.09%) Samba
11 1 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (1.09%) VirtualBox
11 1 (1.09%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (23.91%) AirWatch
2 21 (22.83%) SAP Afaria
2 21 (22.83%) XenMobile
3 12 (13.04%) SCCM
4 11 (11.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 7 (7.61%) Puppet
6 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Clustering
7 5 (5.43%) McAfee ePO
8 4 (4.35%) EMC NetWorker
8 4 (4.35%) PowerCLI
8 4 (4.35%) SafeCom
8 4 (4.35%) vCenter Server
8 4 (4.35%) vRealize
9 3 (3.26%) Ansible
9 3 (3.26%) Backup Exec
9 3 (3.26%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (3.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 3 (3.26%) NetBackup
9 3 (3.26%) Simpana
9 3 (3.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 66 (71.74%) Citrix
2 58 (63.04%) Microsoft
3 46 (50.00%) VMware
4 38 (41.30%) SAP
5 26 (28.26%) Ivanti
6 23 (25.00%) McAfee
7 22 (23.91%) Apple
7 22 (23.91%) HP
8 15 (16.30%) ThinPrint
9 8 (8.70%) IBM
10 7 (7.61%) Symantec
11 6 (6.52%) Cisco
12 5 (5.43%) EMC
13 4 (4.35%) Axway
13 4 (4.35%) Fujitsu
13 4 (4.35%) Sun
14 3 (3.26%) arcserve
14 3 (3.26%) Brocade
14 3 (3.26%) CA
14 3 (3.26%) Oracle