Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 57 58
Rank change year-on-year +10 +1 -14
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 269 180 240
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.58% 3.21% 3.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.32% 15.63% 15.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 125 136
North West median daily rate £338 £300 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -7.69% +18.18%
10th Percentile £145 £113 £173
90th Percentile £475 £461 £475
England median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year +7.14% +2.94% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 22 22
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £16.25 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.15% -5.80% +15.00%
10th Percentile £10.95 £11.25 £11.81
90th Percentile £51.25 £43.00 £37.88
England median hourly rate £24.50 £16.81 £21.33
% change year-on-year +45.79% -21.21% +12.26%

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 1,262 1,152 1,525
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.47% 20.53% 21.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 760 719 946
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +8.11%
10th Percentile £135 £160 £213
90th Percentile £538 £544 £525
England median daily rate £435 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.35% +3.66% +4.99%
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 102 101
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £17.47 £14.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.31% +21.79% -6.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.75 £40.00
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the North 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +7 130 £338 +3.85% 59
Cheshire +17 62 £375 +25.00% 27
Merseyside +15 33 £219 -23.91% 28
Lancashire -8 28 £425 +70.00% 11
Cumbria -1 8 - - 1
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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.

1 269 (100.00%) Windows
2 143 (53.16%) Active Directory
3 106 (39.41%) VMware
4 99 (36.80%) Office 365
5 81 (30.11%) Microsoft
6 78 (29.00%) SQL
7 60 (22.30%) Microsoft Azure
7 60 (22.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 55 (20.45%) MS Exchange
9 52 (19.33%) Linux
10 50 (18.59%) SQL Server
10 50 (18.59%) VMware Infrastructure
11 47 (17.47%) DNS
12 46 (17.10%) Hyper-V
13 45 (16.73%) Windows Server 2008
14 44 (16.36%) Windows 10
15 41 (15.24%) Windows Server 2012
15 41 (15.24%) LAN
15 41 (15.24%) DHCP
15 41 (15.24%) Cisco
16 40 (14.87%) WAN
16 40 (14.87%) PowerShell
17 39 (14.50%) SCCM
17 39 (14.50%) ITIL
18 37 (13.75%) Citrix
19 35 (13.01%) Security Cleared
20 34 (12.64%) Migration
21 33 (12.27%) Firewall
21 33 (12.27%) Oracle
21 33 (12.27%) SC Cleared

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 55 (20.45%) MS Exchange
2 32 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (11.15%) Skype for Business
4 22 (8.18%) SharePoint
5 19 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2013
5 19 (7.06%) IIS
6 17 (6.32%) Tuxedo
7 7 (2.60%) Exchange Server 2003
8 6 (2.23%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (2.23%) IBM Notes
9 4 (1.49%) ArcGIS
10 3 (1.12%) Apache
10 3 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.12%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.74%) Confluence
12 1 (0.37%) JBoss
12 1 (0.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (6.32%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.37%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (1.12%) Teamcenter
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.37%) Primavera
3 1 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 99 (36.80%) Office 365
2 60 (22.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (7.43%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (3.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.23%) IaaS
6 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (0.74%) PaaS
6 2 (0.74%) SaaS
6 2 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (0.37%) Amazon Glacier
7 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
7 1 (0.37%) G Suite
7 1 (0.37%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 47 (17.47%) DNS
2 41 (15.24%) DHCP
2 41 (15.24%) LAN
3 40 (14.87%) WAN
4 33 (12.27%) Firewall
5 31 (11.52%) TCP/IP
6 28 (10.41%) SAN
7 20 (7.43%) Skype
7 20 (7.43%) VPN
8 12 (4.46%) NAS
9 11 (4.09%) VoIP
10 6 (2.23%) Internet
10 6 (2.23%) iSCSI
10 6 (2.23%) MPLS
10 6 (2.23%) Network Security
10 6 (2.23%) PuTTY
11 5 (1.86%) HTTP
11 5 (1.86%) SSL
12 2 (0.74%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (0.74%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (18.59%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.06%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (2.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (1.86%) Oracle Database
5 4 (1.49%) GIS
5 4 (1.49%) MySQL
5 4 (1.49%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (1.12%) MS Access
6 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.37%) Firebird
8 1 (0.37%) Informix
8 1 (0.37%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.37%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 22 (8.18%) Git (software)
2 17 (6.32%) Artifactory
3 3 (1.12%) Jenkins
3 3 (1.12%) JIRA
3 3 (1.12%) Visual Studio Team System
4 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
4 1 (0.37%) Burp Suite
4 1 (0.37%) Chocolatey
4 1 (0.37%) FitNesse
4 1 (0.37%) Gradle
4 1 (0.37%) HP UFT
4 1 (0.37%) JMeter
4 1 (0.37%) JUnit
4 1 (0.37%) LoadRunner
4 1 (0.37%) Maven
4 1 (0.37%) MSI
4 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.37%) Selenium
4 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
General
1 15 (5.58%) Finance
2 11 (4.09%) Local Government
3 5 (1.86%) Banking
3 5 (1.86%) Retail
4 3 (1.12%) Back Office
4 3 (1.12%) Manufacturing
4 3 (1.12%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.37%) Advertising
5 1 (0.37%) Billing
5 1 (0.37%) French Language
5 1 (0.37%) German Language
5 1 (0.37%) Legal
5 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 56 (20.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 24 (8.92%) Server Engineer
3 22 (8.18%) Support Engineer
4 21 (7.81%) Analyst
4 21 (7.81%) DevOps Engineer
5 18 (6.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 13 (4.83%) Developer
7 12 (4.46%) Administrator
7 12 (4.46%) Architect
7 12 (4.46%) Consultant
8 11 (4.09%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 10 (3.72%) Office 365 Engineer
10 8 (2.97%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (2.97%) Infrastructure Architect
10 8 (2.97%) Network Engineer
10 8 (2.97%) Windows Administrator
11 7 (2.60%) 1st Line Support
11 7 (2.60%) 3rd Line Support
11 7 (2.60%) Applications Support
11 7 (2.60%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (10.41%) Middleware
2 19 (7.06%) .NET
3 5 (1.86%) ASP.NET
3 5 (1.86%) LDAP
4 4 (1.49%) HTML
4 4 (1.49%) HTML5
4 4 (1.49%) OpenLayers
5 3 (1.12%) JSON
5 3 (1.12%) Leaflet
5 3 (1.12%) Web Services
5 3 (1.12%) WinForms
6 2 (0.74%) JSP
6 2 (0.74%) SOAP
7 1 (0.37%) Apache Flex
7 1 (0.37%) Hibernate
7 1 (0.37%) LAMP
7 1 (0.37%) RESTful
7 1 (0.37%) SAML
7 1 (0.37%) Spring
7 1 (0.37%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.92%) Data Centre
2 10 (3.72%) Clustering
3 9 (3.35%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (3.35%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.35%) PKI
4 8 (2.97%) Replication
5 7 (2.60%) Enterprise Software
6 6 (2.23%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (2.23%) Public Cloud
7 5 (1.86%) Fat Client
7 5 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
7 5 (1.86%) Thin Client
8 4 (1.49%) Fintech
8 4 (1.49%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.49%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.12%) Computer Science
9 3 (1.12%) Greenfield Project
9 3 (1.12%) Smartphone
10 2 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
10 2 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 269 (100.00%) Windows
2 52 (19.33%) Linux
3 45 (16.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (16.36%) Windows 10
5 41 (15.24%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (12.27%) Windows 7
7 32 (11.90%) Windows Server 2003
8 12 (4.46%) Unix
9 6 (2.23%) Windows 8
10 5 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (1.12%) HPUX
11 3 (1.12%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (1.12%) Windows NT
12 2 (0.74%) CentOS
12 2 (0.74%) Debian
12 2 (0.74%) SUSE
12 2 (0.74%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.74%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (22.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 39 (14.50%) ITIL
3 34 (12.64%) Migration
4 31 (11.52%) DevOps
5 27 (10.04%) Disaster Recovery
6 25 (9.29%) Problem-Solving
7 20 (7.43%) Continuous Integration
8 18 (6.69%) Continuous Deployment
9 13 (4.83%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (3.35%) Test Scripting
11 8 (2.97%) Capacity Management
11 8 (2.97%) Patch Management
11 8 (2.97%) Server Building
12 7 (2.60%) Change Management
12 7 (2.60%) High Availability
12 7 (2.60%) ITIL V3
13 6 (2.23%) Continuous Improvement
13 6 (2.23%) Open Source
13 6 (2.23%) Release Management
13 6 (2.23%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (29.00%) SQL
2 40 (14.87%) PowerShell
3 20 (7.43%) Shell Script
4 19 (7.06%) Perl
5 18 (6.69%) Python
5 18 (6.69%) Ruby
6 12 (4.46%) T-SQL
6 12 (4.46%) VB
7 11 (4.09%) C#
8 8 (2.97%) VBScript
9 6 (2.23%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.74%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.74%) Erlang
10 2 (0.74%) F#
10 2 (0.74%) Go
10 2 (0.74%) Haskell
10 2 (0.74%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.37%) Java
11 1 (0.37%) Scala
11 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 35 (13.01%) Security Cleared
2 33 (12.27%) SC Cleared
3 21 (7.81%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.83%) Degree
4 13 (4.83%) MCSE
5 11 (4.09%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.35%) CCNA
7 4 (1.49%) MCSA
7 4 (1.49%) Postgraduate
8 3 (1.12%) MCITP
8 3 (1.12%) MCP
9 2 (0.74%) CCNP
9 2 (0.74%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.74%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (0.37%) CEH
10 1 (0.37%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.37%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.60%) GxP
2 4 (1.49%) SLA
3 3 (1.12%) GDPR
4 1 (0.37%) WCAG
System Software
1 143 (53.16%) Active Directory
2 50 (18.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (17.10%) Hyper-V
4 21 (7.81%) XenApp
5 16 (5.95%) VMware ESXi
6 12 (4.46%) Virtual Machines
7 10 (3.72%) vSphere
7 10 (3.72%) XenDesktop
8 8 (2.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 7 (2.60%) Virtual Desktop
10 5 (1.86%) Docker
10 5 (1.86%) Forefront TMG
10 5 (1.86%) XenServer
11 4 (1.49%) Virtual Servers
12 3 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 3 (1.12%) Xen
13 2 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.74%) NFS
14 1 (0.37%) ProxySG
14 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 39 (14.50%) SCCM
2 22 (8.18%) Puppet
3 21 (7.81%) SCOM
4 11 (4.09%) WSUS
5 9 (3.35%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (2.60%) OpenView
7 6 (2.23%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.23%) vCenter Server
8 5 (1.86%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.49%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.49%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (1.49%) Microsoft Intune
9 4 (1.49%) Nagios
9 4 (1.49%) SCVMM
10 3 (1.12%) Backup Exec
10 3 (1.12%) Single Sign-On
10 3 (1.12%) Tivoli
11 2 (0.74%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.74%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.74%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 106 (39.41%) VMware
2 81 (30.11%) Microsoft
3 41 (15.24%) Cisco
4 37 (13.75%) Citrix
5 33 (12.27%) Oracle
6 21 (7.81%) HP
7 10 (3.72%) McAfee
7 10 (3.72%) Veeam
8 9 (3.35%) Fortinet
8 9 (3.35%) SolarWinds
9 7 (2.60%) Acronis
9 7 (2.60%) Clearswift
9 7 (2.60%) NetApp
9 7 (2.60%) Veritas
10 6 (2.23%) IronPort
10 6 (2.23%) Lotus
10 6 (2.23%) Moogsoft
10 6 (2.23%) Red Hat
10 6 (2.23%) Remedy
11 5 (1.86%) Nimble Storage