Period
to 25 June 2019

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 25 June 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 > North East
6 months to
25 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 59 17 30
Rank change year-on-year -42 +13 -16
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 30 134 91
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 2.71% 10.25% 7.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 12.35% 31.46% 27.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 105 60
North East median daily rate £300 £285 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -6.56% +8.93%
10th Percentile £138 £209 £183
90th Percentile £425 £400 £501
England median daily rate £390 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +1.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 10
North East median hourly rate £13.50 £21.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.21% -38.57% +25.00%
10th Percentile £9.49 £11.20 £15.93
90th Percentile £28.60 £30.50 £44.20
England median hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -7.50% +25.00% -15.79%

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 243 426 335
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 21.93% 32.59% 25.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 283 224
North East median daily rate £360 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.57% +20.69%
10th Percentile £138 £203 £223
90th Percentile £538 £488 £505
England median daily rate £450 £442 £425
% change year-on-year +1.91% +3.89% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 27 25
North East median hourly rate £15.76 £15.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.07% -11.76% -39.29%
10th Percentile £11.42 £9.56 £9.14
90th Percentile £41.88 £45.25 £41.20
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year - +2.94% +2.94%

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 25 June 2019.

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 25 June 2019.

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 25 June 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
Durham +2 15 £318 +146.12%
Tyne and Wear -48 15 £275 -3.51% 5
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 North East region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
3 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
4 12 (40.00%) VMware
4 12 (40.00%) SCCM
4 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 11 (36.67%) ITIL
6 8 (26.67%) Citrix
6 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (23.33%) XenApp
7 7 (23.33%) XenDesktop
7 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (20.00%) vSphere
8 6 (20.00%) Office 365
8 6 (20.00%) SQL
9 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
9 5 (16.67%) Skype
9 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
10 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
10 4 (13.33%) SCOM
11 3 (10.00%) SAN
11 3 (10.00%) Change Management
11 3 (10.00%) Firewall
11 3 (10.00%) SQL Server

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 3 (10.00%) IIS
1 3 (10.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (10.00%) Skype for Business
2 2 (6.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.33%) NetWeaver
3 1 (3.33%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (20.00%) Office 365
3 4 (13.33%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (10.00%) IaaS
4 3 (10.00%) SaaS
5 2 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (6.67%) PaaS
6 1 (3.33%) Akamai
6 1 (3.33%) Kong
Communications & Networking
1 5 (16.67%) Skype
2 3 (10.00%) Firewall
2 3 (10.00%) NAS
2 3 (10.00%) SAN
3 2 (6.67%) DHCP
3 2 (6.67%) DNS
3 2 (6.67%) LAN
3 2 (6.67%) Unified Communications
3 2 (6.67%) WAN
4 1 (3.33%) BGP
4 1 (3.33%) iSCSI
4 1 (3.33%) OSPF
4 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) Data Mart
2 2 (6.67%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.33%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 2 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
1 2 (6.67%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (6.67%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.33%) GitLab
General
1 2 (6.67%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Administrator
3 3 (10.00%) Support Analyst
3 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Azure DevOps
4 2 (6.67%) Azure DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) DBA
4 2 (6.67%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Field Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Field Support Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) IT Support
4 2 (6.67%) Monitoring Specialist
4 2 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) SQL DBA
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.33%) Java RMI
1 1 (3.33%) JSON
1 1 (3.33%) Middleware
1 1 (3.33%) RESTful
1 1 (3.33%) SOAP
1 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.67%) Clustering
1 2 (6.67%) CMDB
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (3.33%) PKI
2 1 (3.33%) Private Cloud
2 1 (3.33%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 30 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 10
5 3 (10.00%) Linux
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (3.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (36.67%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 4 (13.33%) Problem-Solving
4 3 (10.00%) Change Management
4 3 (10.00%) Performance Management
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Deployment
5 2 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
5 2 (6.67%) Database Mirroring
5 2 (6.67%) DevOps
5 2 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (6.67%) ETL
5 2 (6.67%) High Availability
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure as Code
5 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Automation
5 2 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 2 (6.67%) Workflow
6 1 (3.33%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.00%) SQL
2 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.67%) VB
4 1 (3.33%) ABAP
4 1 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (3.33%) Perl
4 1 (3.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.67%) MCSA
1 2 (6.67%) MCSE
1 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (3.33%) DBS Check
2 1 (3.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 12 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (23.33%) XenApp
3 7 (23.33%) XenDesktop
4 6 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
4 6 (20.00%) vSphere
5 5 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 3 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (3.33%) NFS
Systems Management
1 12 (40.00%) SCCM
2 4 (13.33%) SCOM
3 3 (10.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 3 (10.00%) SCVMM
3 3 (10.00%) Terraform
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (6.67%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (6.67%) SCDPM
4 2 (6.67%) SCOrch
5 1 (3.33%) Ansible
5 1 (3.33%) Puppet
5 1 (3.33%) vCenter Server
5 1 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 12 (40.00%) VMware
3 8 (26.67%) Citrix
4 3 (10.00%) Cisco
5 2 (6.67%) Oracle
5 2 (6.67%) RedGate
6 1 (3.33%) BMC
6 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.33%) Dynatrace
6 1 (3.33%) EMC
6 1 (3.33%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.33%) SAP