Period
to 17 December 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 December 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 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 47 61 56
Rank change year-on-year +14 -5 -6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 270 174 231
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 4.48% 3.08% 3.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.53% 15.98% 17.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 186 110 140
North West median daily rate £363 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.54% - +12.07%
10th Percentile £163 £115 £162
90th Percentile £475 £488 £475
England median daily rate £390 £350 £344
% change year-on-year +11.43% +1.74% +4.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 14 21
North West median hourly rate £17.38 £16.75 £20.73
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.73% -19.20% +38.20%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.50 £13.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £43.00 £39.75
England median hourly rate £25.00 £16.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year +48.77% -25.31% +26.76%

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 1,315 1,089 1,323
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.84% 19.25% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 796 676 858
North West median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £141 £170 £180
90th Percentile £538 £563 £531
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 140 99 83
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.43 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.40% +16.20% -7.18%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.33 £11.25
90th Percentile £35.00 £42.60 £42.00
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 17 December 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 December 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 December 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 +2 129 £355 +9.23% 60
Cheshire +21 64 £375 - 18
Merseyside +7 34 £288 -11.54% 12
Lancashire +2 33 £428 +119.23% 5
Cumbria +1 5 - -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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.

1 268 (99.26%) Windows
2 134 (49.63%) Active Directory
3 106 (39.26%) VMware
4 96 (35.56%) Office 365
5 80 (29.63%) Microsoft
6 77 (28.52%) SQL
7 59 (21.85%) Microsoft Azure
8 57 (21.11%) Windows 10
9 51 (18.89%) SQL Server
9 51 (18.89%) Linux
10 49 (18.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 44 (16.30%) Windows 7
12 43 (15.93%) ITIL
13 42 (15.56%) MS Exchange
13 42 (15.56%) Hyper-V
13 42 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
13 42 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
14 41 (15.19%) Citrix
15 40 (14.81%) LAN
15 40 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
16 39 (14.44%) Security Cleared
16 39 (14.44%) DNS
17 38 (14.07%) WAN
17 38 (14.07%) SCCM
18 36 (13.33%) SC Cleared
18 36 (13.33%) Oracle
19 34 (12.59%) DHCP
19 34 (12.59%) Migration
20 32 (11.85%) DevOps
21 31 (11.48%) PowerShell

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 42 (15.56%) MS Exchange
2 25 (9.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (7.04%) SharePoint
4 18 (6.67%) IIS
4 18 (6.67%) Tuxedo
5 14 (5.19%) Skype for Business
6 11 (4.07%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (2.59%) Apache
7 7 (2.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (2.59%) Tomcat
8 6 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
9 4 (1.48%) ArcGIS
10 2 (0.74%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.37%) Confluence
11 1 (0.37%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.37%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.37%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.37%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.37%) WordPress
Applications
1 18 (6.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.74%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.74%) Teamcenter
3 1 (0.37%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 96 (35.56%) Office 365
2 59 (21.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (8.52%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.96%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.22%) IaaS
6 3 (1.11%) Amazon Glacier
7 2 (0.74%) PaaS
7 2 (0.74%) SaaS
8 1 (0.37%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (14.81%) LAN
2 39 (14.44%) DNS
3 38 (14.07%) WAN
4 34 (12.59%) DHCP
5 26 (9.63%) TCP/IP
6 23 (8.52%) SAN
7 21 (7.78%) Firewall
8 12 (4.44%) VPN
9 10 (3.70%) NAS
10 9 (3.33%) iSCSI
11 7 (2.59%) VoIP
12 6 (2.22%) Internet
12 6 (2.22%) PuTTY
12 6 (2.22%) Skype
13 5 (1.85%) SSL
14 4 (1.48%) Network Security
15 3 (1.11%) HTTP
16 2 (0.74%) ATM
16 2 (0.74%) Fibre Channel
16 2 (0.74%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 51 (18.89%) SQL Server
2 19 (7.04%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (3.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.59%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.85%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.48%) GIS
7 3 (1.11%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (0.74%) DB2
8 2 (0.74%) MySQL
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 2 (0.74%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.37%) Firebird
9 1 (0.37%) Informix
9 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.37%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 20 (7.41%) Git (software)
2 18 (6.67%) Artifactory
3 4 (1.48%) InstallShield
3 4 (1.48%) JIRA
4 3 (1.11%) MSI
5 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio Team System
6 1 (0.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.37%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.37%) Chocolatey
6 1 (0.37%) Jenkins
6 1 (0.37%) Maven
6 1 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.37%) Vagrant
General
1 26 (9.63%) Finance
2 10 (3.70%) Banking
3 8 (2.96%) Local Government
4 5 (1.85%) Retail
5 4 (1.48%) Law
5 4 (1.48%) Legal
5 4 (1.48%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.11%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.74%) Back Office
8 1 (0.37%) Advertising
8 1 (0.37%) Billing
8 1 (0.37%) French Language
8 1 (0.37%) German Language
8 1 (0.37%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (16.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 31 (11.48%) Analyst
3 24 (8.89%) Support Engineer
4 22 (8.15%) DevOps Engineer
5 15 (5.56%) Server Engineer
6 14 (5.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 14 (5.19%) Administrator
6 14 (5.19%) Architect
6 14 (5.19%) Consultant
6 14 (5.19%) Support Analyst
7 13 (4.81%) Applications Support
8 12 (4.44%) 1st Line Support
8 12 (4.44%) Applications Support Analyst
8 12 (4.44%) Developer
9 11 (4.07%) Office 365 Engineer
10 10 (3.70%) Infrastructure Architect
11 9 (3.33%) Exchange Engineer
12 8 (2.96%) 2nd Line Support
12 8 (2.96%) Windows Administrator
12 8 (2.96%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (11.11%) Middleware
2 21 (7.78%) .NET
3 6 (2.22%) SOAP
4 5 (1.85%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.48%) HTML
5 4 (1.48%) HTML5
5 4 (1.48%) OpenLayers
5 4 (1.48%) WinForms
6 3 (1.11%) JSP
6 3 (1.11%) Leaflet
7 2 (0.74%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.74%) JSON
7 2 (0.74%) Web Services
8 1 (0.37%) Apache Flex
8 1 (0.37%) LAMP
8 1 (0.37%) LAPP Stack
8 1 (0.37%) LDAP
8 1 (0.37%) Node.js
8 1 (0.37%) Spring
8 1 (0.37%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.15%) Data Centre
2 15 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.70%) Clustering
4 9 (3.33%) Replication
5 6 (2.22%) Enterprise Storage
5 6 (2.22%) PKI
6 5 (1.85%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
6 5 (1.85%) Fat Client
6 5 (1.85%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.48%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.48%) Mobile App
8 3 (1.11%) Fintech
8 3 (1.11%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.11%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.74%) Greenfield Project
9 2 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
9 2 (0.74%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.37%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 268 (99.26%) Windows
2 57 (21.11%) Windows 10
3 51 (18.89%) Linux
4 44 (16.30%) Windows 7
5 42 (15.56%) Windows Server 2012
6 40 (14.81%) Windows Server 2008
7 25 (9.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (5.93%) Unix
9 7 (2.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (2.22%) HPUX
11 5 (1.85%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.11%) CentOS
12 3 (1.11%) Solaris
13 2 (0.74%) Debian
13 2 (0.74%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.37%) Android
14 1 (0.37%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.37%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.37%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (18.15%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 43 (15.93%) ITIL
3 34 (12.59%) Migration
4 32 (11.85%) DevOps
5 31 (11.48%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (7.04%) Continuous Deployment
6 19 (7.04%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (7.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (5.19%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (4.44%) Release Management
9 9 (3.33%) Patch Management
9 9 (3.33%) Service Delivery
10 8 (2.96%) ITSM
10 8 (2.96%) Service Management
11 7 (2.59%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (2.59%) ITIL V3
12 6 (2.22%) Business Intelligence
12 6 (2.22%) High Availability
12 6 (2.22%) Problem Management
12 6 (2.22%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 77 (28.52%) SQL
2 31 (11.48%) PowerShell
3 24 (8.89%) Perl
4 21 (7.78%) Python
4 21 (7.78%) Shell Script
5 19 (7.04%) Ruby
6 13 (4.81%) C#
7 12 (4.44%) T-SQL
8 8 (2.96%) VBScript
9 7 (2.59%) VB
10 6 (2.22%) Bash Shell
11 5 (1.85%) Java
11 5 (1.85%) JavaScript
12 4 (1.48%) PHP
12 4 (1.48%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.37%) C
13 1 (0.37%) C++
13 1 (0.37%) Erlang
13 1 (0.37%) Haskell
13 1 (0.37%) VBA
Qualifications
1 39 (14.44%) Security Cleared
2 36 (13.33%) SC Cleared
3 17 (6.30%) Degree
3 17 (6.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 12 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (4.07%) MCSE
6 10 (3.70%) CCNA
7 4 (1.48%) MCP
7 4 (1.48%) Postgraduate
8 3 (1.11%) CCNP
9 2 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (0.74%) MCSA
10 1 (0.37%) CCIE
10 1 (0.37%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.37%) HNC
10 1 (0.37%) ISEB
10 1 (0.37%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.33%) GxP
2 7 (2.59%) SLA
3 3 (1.11%) GDPR
System Software
1 134 (49.63%) Active Directory
2 42 (15.56%) Hyper-V
2 42 (15.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (5.93%) VMware ESXi
4 15 (5.56%) XenApp
5 10 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (2.59%) Virtual Desktop
7 6 (2.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (2.22%) Docker
7 6 (2.22%) vSphere
7 6 (2.22%) XenDesktop
8 4 (1.48%) Microsoft App-V
9 3 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 3 (1.11%) NFS
9 3 (1.11%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.11%) Xen
9 3 (1.11%) XenServer
10 2 (0.74%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.37%) Oracle RAC
11 1 (0.37%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 38 (14.07%) SCCM
2 23 (8.52%) Puppet
3 16 (5.93%) SCOM
4 10 (3.70%) WSUS
5 9 (3.33%) Microsoft Clustering
6 7 (2.59%) OpenView
7 6 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (2.22%) vCenter Server
8 5 (1.85%) AirWatch
9 4 (1.48%) Kubernetes
9 4 (1.48%) Nagios
9 4 (1.48%) NetBackup
10 3 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
10 3 (1.11%) SCVMM
10 3 (1.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 2 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Management
11 2 (0.74%) SCOrch
12 1 (0.37%) SmoothWall
12 1 (0.37%) SQL Sentry
12 1 (0.37%) Terraform
Vendors
1 106 (39.26%) VMware
2 80 (29.63%) Microsoft
3 41 (15.19%) Citrix
4 36 (13.33%) Oracle
5 29 (10.74%) Cisco
6 20 (7.41%) HP
7 10 (3.70%) SolarWinds
8 9 (3.33%) Acronis
8 9 (3.33%) Veeam
8 9 (3.33%) Veritas
9 8 (2.96%) Fortinet
9 8 (2.96%) Red Hat
10 7 (2.59%) Nimble Storage
11 6 (2.22%) McAfee
11 6 (2.22%) Moogsoft
11 6 (2.22%) Remedy
12 5 (1.85%) Clearswift
12 5 (1.85%) Dell
12 5 (1.85%) NetApp
12 5 (1.85%) Teradici