Period
to 24 April 2019

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 24 April 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 West
6 months to
24 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 70 53 57
Rank change year-on-year -17 +4 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 159 218 178
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 2.90% 3.78% 3.30%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.86% 19.85% 16.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 138 122
North West median daily rate £363 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.33% +15.38% -12.16%
10th Percentile £177 £179 £163
90th Percentile £475 £500 £449
England median daily rate £400 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 17
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% -20.00%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.50 £12.90
90th Percentile £18.90 £52.75 £21.44
England median hourly rate £21.95 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +25.43% -5.41% -1.99%

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 1,070 1,098 1,075
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 19.48% 19.03% 19.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 694 628 706
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £153 £175 £179
90th Percentile £600 £563 £538
England median daily rate £438 £445 £425
% change year-on-year -1.69% +4.71% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 71 114 79
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.86 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.19% -0.88% -4.99%
10th Percentile £12.74 £11.05 £10.59
90th Percentile £41.50 £38.75 £43.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.07 £16.75
% change year-on-year +2.53% +1.90% -1.47%

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 24 April 2019.

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 24 April 2019.

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 24 April 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
Manchester -11 80 £361 -5.25% 28
Cheshire -17 34 £360 - 19
Lancashire +2 23 £350 -17.65% 3
Merseyside -11 20 £400 +15.94%
Cumbria +3 1 - -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 West region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 157 (98.74%) Windows
2 87 (54.72%) Active Directory
3 54 (33.96%) VMware
4 44 (27.67%) SQL Server
4 44 (27.67%) Office 365
5 43 (27.04%) SQL
6 42 (26.42%) Microsoft
7 37 (23.27%) Citrix
8 34 (21.38%) Windows 10
9 32 (20.13%) Linux
9 32 (20.13%) ITIL
10 31 (19.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 28 (17.61%) VMware Infrastructure
11 28 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
12 27 (16.98%) Windows 7
12 27 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (16.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 20 (12.58%) Oracle
14 20 (12.58%) SCCM
14 20 (12.58%) Amazon AWS
15 19 (11.95%) DNS
15 19 (11.95%) Migration
15 19 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
16 18 (11.32%) Finance
17 17 (10.69%) MS Exchange
17 17 (10.69%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (10.69%) Security Cleared
18 16 (10.06%) Hyper-V
18 16 (10.06%) DevOps
18 16 (10.06%) SAN

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 17 (10.69%) MS Exchange
2 11 (6.92%) SharePoint
3 7 (4.40%) Apache
4 6 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (3.14%) Tomcat
6 4 (2.52%) IIS
6 4 (2.52%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.63%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.63%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.63%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.63%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.63%) Tuxedo
8 1 (0.63%) Umbraco
8 1 (0.63%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.63%) WordPress
Applications
1 8 (5.03%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 44 (27.67%) Office 365
2 28 (17.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (12.58%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.14%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (3.14%) Amazon ELB
4 5 (3.14%) Amazon S3
4 5 (3.14%) Route 53
4 5 (3.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 3 (1.89%) Mimecast
5 3 (1.89%) SaaS
6 2 (1.26%) Amazon Glacier
6 2 (1.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.26%) OneDrive
7 1 (0.63%) Dropbox
7 1 (0.63%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.63%) IaaS
7 1 (0.63%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (11.95%) DNS
2 16 (10.06%) DHCP
2 16 (10.06%) SAN
3 13 (8.18%) LAN
4 12 (7.55%) WAN
5 10 (6.29%) TCP/IP
6 9 (5.66%) Firewall
7 5 (3.14%) HTTP
7 5 (3.14%) VPN
8 4 (2.52%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.52%) VoIP
9 3 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
9 3 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (1.26%) ATM
10 2 (1.26%) Network Security
10 2 (1.26%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.26%) Skype
10 2 (1.26%) VLAN
11 1 (0.63%) Wireless Security
11 1 (0.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (27.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.66%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (4.40%) DB2
3 7 (4.40%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 6 (3.77%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.77%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.14%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (3.14%) MySQL
5 5 (3.14%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (2.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.89%) SQL Server 2016
8 2 (1.26%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (1.26%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.63%) Amazon Aurora
9 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.63%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.63%) Power BI
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 1 (0.63%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.14%) GitLab
1 5 (3.14%) Jenkins
1 5 (3.14%) SonarQube
2 4 (2.52%) InstallShield
2 4 (2.52%) JIRA
2 4 (2.52%) Visual Studio
3 3 (1.89%) Git (software)
4 2 (1.26%) MSI
5 1 (0.63%) Artifactory
5 1 (0.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (0.63%) eggPlant
5 1 (0.63%) Hudson
5 1 (0.63%) Subversion
5 1 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 18 (11.32%) Finance
2 7 (4.40%) Banking
3 6 (3.77%) Law
4 5 (3.14%) Legal
5 4 (2.52%) Local Government
6 2 (1.26%) Manufacturing
6 2 (1.26%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.26%) Retail
7 1 (0.63%) Billing
7 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (13.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (10.69%) Support Engineer
3 14 (8.81%) Analyst
4 12 (7.55%) Windows Engineer
5 11 (6.92%) DBA
6 10 (6.29%) Administrator
6 10 (6.29%) Support Analyst
7 9 (5.66%) SQL DBA
8 8 (5.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (5.03%) Architect
8 8 (5.03%) DevOps Engineer
8 8 (5.03%) Server Engineer
9 7 (4.40%) Applications Support
9 7 (4.40%) Desktop Engineer
10 6 (3.77%) Applications Support Analyst
11 5 (3.14%) 1st Line Support
11 5 (3.14%) Exchange Engineer
11 5 (3.14%) Infrastructure Architect
11 5 (3.14%) Technical Support
11 5 (3.14%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (5.66%) .NET
2 5 (3.14%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (2.52%) Middleware
3 4 (2.52%) SOAP
3 4 (2.52%) Web Services
4 3 (1.89%) .NET Framework
5 2 (1.26%) XML
6 1 (0.63%) .NET Core
6 1 (0.63%) 802.1X
6 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.63%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 1 (0.63%) CSS
6 1 (0.63%) CSS3
6 1 (0.63%) GraphQL
6 1 (0.63%) HTML
6 1 (0.63%) HTML5
6 1 (0.63%) JSP
6 1 (0.63%) Spring
6 1 (0.63%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.18%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (5.03%) Data Centre
3 7 (4.40%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.14%) Clustering
5 4 (2.52%) Replication
6 3 (1.89%) Fintech
6 3 (1.89%) Greenfield Project
6 3 (1.89%) iPhone
6 3 (1.89%) PKI
6 3 (1.89%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.26%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.26%) Mobile App
7 2 (1.26%) Self-Motivation
8 1 (0.63%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.63%) CMDB
8 1 (0.63%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.63%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.63%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 157 (98.74%) Windows
2 34 (21.38%) Windows 10
3 32 (20.13%) Linux
4 31 (19.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (16.98%) Windows 7
5 27 (16.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (10.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (8.18%) Unix
8 11 (6.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 6 (3.77%) CentOS
10 5 (3.14%) HPUX
10 5 (3.14%) Solaris
10 5 (3.14%) Windows 8
11 3 (1.89%) Android
12 2 (1.26%) Apple iOS
12 2 (1.26%) Mac OS X
12 2 (1.26%) Ubuntu
12 2 (1.26%) Windows 2000
12 2 (1.26%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (20.13%) ITIL
2 26 (16.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 19 (11.95%) Migration
3 19 (11.95%) Problem-Solving
4 16 (10.06%) DevOps
5 14 (8.81%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (6.92%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (6.92%) Service Delivery
7 8 (5.03%) Change Management
7 8 (5.03%) Server Management
7 8 (5.03%) Service Management
8 7 (4.40%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (4.40%) Capacity Management
8 7 (4.40%) Capacity Planning
8 7 (4.40%) High Availability
8 7 (4.40%) ITSM
9 6 (3.77%) Mentoring
9 6 (3.77%) Problem Management
9 6 (3.77%) Release Management
10 5 (3.14%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 43 (27.04%) SQL
2 13 (8.18%) PowerShell
3 10 (6.29%) Python
4 9 (5.66%) Java
5 6 (3.77%) PHP
5 6 (3.77%) T-SQL
5 6 (3.77%) VBScript
6 5 (3.14%) C#
6 5 (3.14%) Perl
7 4 (2.52%) Bash Shell
7 4 (2.52%) VB
8 2 (1.26%) Ruby
8 2 (1.26%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.26%) VB.NET
8 2 (1.26%) VBA
9 1 (0.63%) C
9 1 (0.63%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.63%) MUMPS
Qualifications
1 17 (10.69%) Security Cleared
2 14 (8.81%) SC Cleared
3 12 (7.55%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (5.03%) MCSE
5 6 (3.77%) Degree
5 6 (3.77%) MCP
6 4 (2.52%) CCNA
6 4 (2.52%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.52%) MCITP
6 4 (2.52%) MCTS
7 3 (1.89%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (1.26%) CCNP
8 2 (1.26%) DBS Check
8 2 (1.26%) MCSA
8 2 (1.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.63%) CCIE
9 1 (0.63%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.66%) SLA
2 6 (3.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.52%) GxP
4 2 (1.26%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.63%) GDPR
5 1 (0.63%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.63%) PA-DSS
5 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 87 (54.72%) Active Directory
2 28 (17.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (10.06%) Hyper-V
4 7 (4.40%) Docker
5 6 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (2.52%) vSphere
6 4 (2.52%) XenApp
7 3 (1.89%) NFS
7 3 (1.89%) RACF
8 2 (1.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.26%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.26%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.63%) Samba
9 1 (0.63%) vCloud
9 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.63%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (12.58%) SCCM
2 8 (5.03%) Puppet
3 7 (4.40%) Grafana
3 7 (4.40%) Oracle Identity Management
4 6 (3.77%) Kubernetes
4 6 (3.77%) NetBackup
4 6 (3.77%) Terraform
5 5 (3.14%) Packer
5 5 (3.14%) Prometheus
6 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Clustering
6 3 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
6 3 (1.89%) SCOM
6 3 (1.89%) vCenter Server
6 3 (1.89%) WSUS
7 2 (1.26%) Backup Exec
7 2 (1.26%) Hyperic
7 2 (1.26%) Nagios
7 2 (1.26%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (1.26%) vRealize
Vendors
1 54 (33.96%) VMware
2 42 (26.42%) Microsoft
3 37 (23.27%) Citrix
4 20 (12.58%) Oracle
5 13 (8.18%) Cisco
6 11 (6.92%) HP
7 8 (5.03%) NetApp
7 8 (5.03%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.40%) Dell
9 6 (3.77%) IBM
10 5 (3.14%) Sun
10 5 (3.14%) Veritas
11 4 (2.52%) Acronis
12 3 (1.89%) Brocade
12 3 (1.89%) EMC
12 3 (1.89%) RedGate
12 3 (1.89%) SolarWinds
12 3 (1.89%) StorageTek
12 3 (1.89%) Symantec
12 3 (1.89%) Veeam