Period
to 17 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 17 July 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 West
6 months to
17 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 54 47
Rank change year-on-year +6 -7 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 243 188 291
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 3.95% 3.32% 3.79%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.12% 16.25% 17.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 155 136 154
North West median daily rate £333 £310 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.26% -12.06% +22.61%
10th Percentile £132 £113 £205
90th Percentile £488 £443 £459
England median daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 26 33
North West median hourly rate £25.00 £15.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +61.29% -22.50% +42.86%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £13.10
90th Percentile £52.00 £19.50 £42.85
England median hourly rate £21.00 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +31.25% -15.79% -2.56%

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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,208 1,157 1,635
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.62% 20.42% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 721 913
North West median daily rate £380 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £155 £170 £225
90th Percentile £563 £538 £510
England median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 119 104 115
North West median hourly rate £15.00 £16.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £11.00 £10.53 £10.50
90th Percentile £42.50 £44.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £16.64 £16.50
% change year-on-year +5.17% +0.85% +2.10%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in the North West

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in the North West

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the North West over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in the North West

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in the North West

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the North West over the 6 months to 17 July 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in the North West

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 17 July 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
Manchester -2 113 £348 -0.71% 58
Cheshire +11 67 £293 -2.50% 19
Merseyside +9 27 £225 -25.00% 13
Lancashire -13 15 £463 +32.14% 7
Cumbria -7 8 £250 +11.11% 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 July 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 West region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 243 (100.00%) Windows
2 142 (58.44%) Active Directory
3 85 (34.98%) VMware
4 77 (31.69%) Microsoft
5 72 (29.63%) SQL
6 63 (25.93%) SQL Server
7 62 (25.51%) Office 365
8 60 (24.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 59 (24.28%) Citrix
10 57 (23.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 51 (20.99%) PowerShell
12 50 (20.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 48 (19.75%) Migration
14 47 (19.34%) Linux
15 46 (18.93%) MS Exchange
16 45 (18.52%) DNS
16 45 (18.52%) Hyper-V
16 45 (18.52%) XenApp
17 43 (17.70%) Microsoft Azure
17 43 (17.70%) Windows Server 2003
18 42 (17.28%) ITIL
18 42 (17.28%) SCCM
19 38 (15.64%) TCP/IP
20 37 (15.23%) Firewall
20 37 (15.23%) SAN
21 36 (14.81%) WAN
21 36 (14.81%) DHCP
21 36 (14.81%) Windows 10
22 35 (14.40%) LAN
22 35 (14.40%) Cisco

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 46 (18.93%) MS Exchange
2 35 (14.40%) Skype for Business
3 24 (9.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (9.88%) IIS
4 17 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (4.53%) SharePoint
6 9 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (2.88%) Tuxedo
9 6 (2.47%) Confluence
9 6 (2.47%) IBM Notes
10 4 (1.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (1.23%) Apache
11 3 (1.23%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.41%) ArcGIS
12 1 (0.41%) CMS
12 1 (0.41%) JBoss
12 1 (0.41%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.41%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 9 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.82%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.41%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.41%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.23%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.41%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 62 (25.51%) Office 365
2 43 (17.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (11.93%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (4.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.06%) IaaS
6 4 (1.65%) PaaS
7 3 (1.23%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (1.23%) SaaS
8 2 (0.82%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.82%) Slack
8 2 (0.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.41%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 45 (18.52%) DNS
2 38 (15.64%) TCP/IP
3 37 (15.23%) Firewall
3 37 (15.23%) SAN
4 36 (14.81%) DHCP
4 36 (14.81%) WAN
5 35 (14.40%) LAN
6 19 (7.82%) Skype
7 15 (6.17%) NAS
8 14 (5.76%) VPN
9 12 (4.94%) IPsec
10 9 (3.70%) DMZ
10 9 (3.70%) Ethernet
11 7 (2.88%) NetScaler
12 6 (2.47%) MPLS
13 5 (2.06%) FTP
13 5 (2.06%) HTTP
13 5 (2.06%) Reverse Proxy
13 5 (2.06%) SSL
13 5 (2.06%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 8 (3.29%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (2.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 5 (2.06%) MySQL
5 4 (1.65%) MS Access
5 4 (1.65%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.65%) SQL Server 2012
6 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (1.23%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (0.82%) DTS
7 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2000
7 2 (0.82%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.41%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.41%) GIS
8 1 (0.41%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.41%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (7.00%) Git (software)
2 10 (4.12%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.88%) Artifactory
3 7 (2.88%) JIRA
4 5 (2.06%) MSI
4 5 (2.06%) Visual Studio Team System
5 3 (1.23%) Bitbucket
5 3 (1.23%) FishEye
5 3 (1.23%) SonarQube
5 3 (1.23%) Subversion
5 3 (1.23%) Visual Studio
6 2 (0.82%) Burp Suite
6 2 (0.82%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.82%) JMeter
6 2 (0.82%) LoadRunner
6 2 (0.82%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.82%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.82%) WiX
7 1 (0.41%) JUnit
7 1 (0.41%) Selenium
General
1 18 (7.41%) Local Government
2 8 (3.29%) Finance
3 3 (1.23%) Back Office
3 3 (1.23%) Banking
3 3 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.41%) Retail
Job Titles
1 51 (20.99%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 38 (15.64%) Server Engineer
3 21 (8.64%) Support Engineer
4 18 (7.41%) Administrator
4 18 (7.41%) Consultant
5 14 (5.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 14 (5.76%) Windows Engineer
6 13 (5.35%) DevOps Engineer
7 12 (4.94%) Analyst
7 12 (4.94%) Windows Administrator
8 11 (4.53%) Infrastructure Support
8 11 (4.53%) Windows Server Engineer
9 10 (4.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 9 (3.70%) Citrix Engineer
10 9 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 8 (3.29%) Network Engineer
12 7 (2.88%) Developer
12 7 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
12 7 (2.88%) Wintel Engineer
13 6 (2.47%) Senior Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.58%) Middleware
2 15 (6.17%) .NET
3 5 (2.06%) ISPF
3 5 (2.06%) JSON
4 4 (1.65%) ASP.NET
4 4 (1.65%) LDAP
4 4 (1.65%) REST
5 3 (1.23%) HTML
5 3 (1.23%) HTML5
5 3 (1.23%) Node.js
5 3 (1.23%) WPF
5 3 (1.23%) XML
6 2 (0.82%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.82%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (0.82%) COM
6 2 (0.82%) DOM
6 2 (0.82%) SAX
7 1 (0.41%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.41%) SAML
7 1 (0.41%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 21 (8.64%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.23%) Data Centre
3 16 (6.58%) PKI
4 13 (5.35%) Clustering
5 8 (3.29%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.47%) Public Cloud
7 5 (2.06%) Enterprise Software
7 5 (2.06%) Fat Client
7 5 (2.06%) Mainframe
7 5 (2.06%) Management Information System
7 5 (2.06%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
8 3 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
8 3 (1.23%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.23%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.82%) Replication
10 1 (0.41%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.41%) Mobile Computing
10 1 (0.41%) User Experience
10 1 (0.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 243 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (24.69%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (23.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 47 (19.34%) Linux
5 43 (17.70%) Windows Server 2003
6 36 (14.81%) Windows 10
7 28 (11.52%) Windows 7
8 13 (5.35%) Unix
9 6 (2.47%) AIX
9 6 (2.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (2.47%) Windows 2000
10 5 (2.06%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.65%) CentOS
11 4 (1.65%) Ubuntu
11 4 (1.65%) Windows NT
12 3 (1.23%) Debian
12 3 (1.23%) SUSE
12 3 (1.23%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.82%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.41%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (19.75%) Migration
2 42 (17.28%) ITIL
3 34 (13.99%) Problem-Solving
4 23 (9.47%) Disaster Recovery
5 21 (8.64%) DevOps
6 17 (7.00%) Agile Software Development
6 17 (7.00%) Software Deployment
7 16 (6.58%) Continuous Integration
8 15 (6.17%) Change Management
8 15 (6.17%) Deployment Automation
9 14 (5.76%) Capacity Planning
10 13 (5.35%) Asset Management
10 13 (5.35%) Configuration Management
11 12 (4.94%) Server Building
11 12 (4.94%) Time Management
12 11 (4.53%) Problem Management
13 10 (4.12%) Continuous Deployment
13 10 (4.12%) Infrastructure Management
14 9 (3.70%) Software Distribution
15 8 (3.29%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 72 (29.63%) SQL
2 51 (20.99%) PowerShell
3 18 (7.41%) VBScript
4 16 (6.58%) Shell Script
5 15 (6.17%) VB
6 14 (5.76%) T-SQL
7 11 (4.53%) Python
8 10 (4.12%) Perl
8 10 (4.12%) Ruby
9 8 (3.29%) C#
10 5 (2.06%) JavaScript
10 5 (2.06%) JCL
11 3 (1.23%) Bash Shell
12 2 (0.82%) C++
12 2 (0.82%) Erlang
12 2 (0.82%) F#
12 2 (0.82%) Go
12 2 (0.82%) Haskell
13 1 (0.41%) Java
13 1 (0.41%) PHP
Qualifications
1 22 (9.05%) Security Cleared
2 19 (7.82%) SC Cleared
3 16 (6.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (4.12%) MCSE
5 9 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (2.47%) MCITP
7 4 (1.65%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (1.65%) MCSA
8 3 (1.23%) DBS Check
8 3 (1.23%) Degree
8 3 (1.23%) MCTS
9 2 (0.82%) CCNA
9 2 (0.82%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.82%) MCP
9 2 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.41%) CCDP
10 1 (0.41%) CCNP
10 1 (0.41%) CISM
10 1 (0.41%) CISSP
10 1 (0.41%) Postgraduate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.88%) GDPR
2 2 (0.82%) SLA
2 2 (0.82%) WCAG
3 1 (0.41%) GxP
System Software
1 142 (58.44%) Active Directory
2 50 (20.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (18.52%) Hyper-V
3 45 (18.52%) XenApp
4 24 (9.88%) VMware ESXi
5 16 (6.58%) vSphere
6 15 (6.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 14 (5.76%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 11 (4.53%) Virtual Machines
9 9 (3.70%) Docker
9 9 (3.70%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.06%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (2.06%) Time Sharing Option
10 5 (2.06%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (1.65%) XenServer
12 3 (1.23%) VMware Workstation
13 2 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.41%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.41%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.41%) Xen
Systems Management
1 42 (17.28%) SCCM
2 25 (10.29%) SCOM
3 15 (6.17%) WSUS
4 14 (5.76%) Puppet
5 12 (4.94%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (4.12%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (3.70%) vCenter Server
8 8 (3.29%) McAfee ePO
9 7 (2.88%) Failover Clustering
10 6 (2.47%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (2.06%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (1.65%) HP SIM
12 4 (1.65%) Single Sign-On
12 4 (1.65%) SmoothWall
13 3 (1.23%) Ansible
13 3 (1.23%) FlexNet
13 3 (1.23%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 3 (1.23%) SCVMM
13 3 (1.23%) Terraform
13 3 (1.23%) vMotion
Vendors
1 85 (34.98%) VMware
2 77 (31.69%) Microsoft
3 59 (24.28%) Citrix
4 35 (14.40%) Cisco
5 23 (9.47%) HP
6 22 (9.05%) Oracle
7 13 (5.35%) McAfee
8 11 (4.53%) Symantec
9 8 (3.29%) Clearswift
9 8 (3.29%) Ivanti
10 7 (2.88%) Avaya
10 7 (2.88%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.88%) Veeam
11 6 (2.47%) IBM
11 6 (2.47%) IronPort
11 6 (2.47%) Lotus
12 5 (2.06%) Teradici
13 4 (1.65%) arcserve
13 4 (1.65%) CheckPoint
13 4 (1.65%) NetApp