Period
to 17 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire 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 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
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 48 41 53
Rank change year-on-year -7 +12 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 29 19 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 3.38% 2.85% 2.06%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.71% 18.81% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 16 20
Northamptonshire median daily rate £325 £338 £190
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.70% +77.63% -34.14%
10th Percentile £170 £184 £110
90th Percentile £442 £438 £326
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £288 £330
% change year-on-year +21.74% -12.88% +8.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Northamptonshire median hourly rate - - £100.00
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £25.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -30.00% +78.57% -22.22%

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Northamptonshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 155 101 117
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 18.09% 15.14% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 55 76
Northamptonshire median daily rate £348 £328 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.36% -6.43% +1.45%
10th Percentile £170 £248 £150
90th Percentile £443 £483 £563
East Midlands median daily rate £350 £325 £389
% change year-on-year +7.69% -16.40% +16.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 7 15
Northamptonshire median hourly rate £13.16 £11.17 £11.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.77% -2.87% +4.55%
10th Percentile £11.82 £10.29 £10.25
90th Percentile £16.05 £14.80 £33.80
East Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £14.35 £13.50
% change year-on-year +21.95% +6.30% +8.00%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Northamptonshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Northamptonshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Northamptonshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 17 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Northamptonshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Northamptonshire

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in Northamptonshire

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 Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 17 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
Northampton -7 18 £333 -1.48% 6
Kettering - 1 £338 -
Windows Server
East Midlands

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

1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
3 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
4 13 (44.83%) VMware
5 10 (34.48%) Cisco
5 10 (34.48%) ITIL
6 9 (31.03%) SCCM
6 9 (31.03%) Office 365
7 7 (24.14%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (24.14%) SAN
7 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (20.69%) DNS
8 6 (20.69%) DHCP
8 6 (20.69%) Firewall
8 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 6 (20.69%) CCNA
8 6 (20.69%) Migration
8 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
8 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
9 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
9 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
9 5 (17.24%) Citrix
9 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
9 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
10 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
10 4 (13.79%) Vulnerability Management
10 4 (13.79%) MCSE

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (10.34%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.45%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 9 (31.03%) Office 365
2 7 (24.14%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (6.90%) SaaS
5 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) SAN
2 6 (20.69%) DHCP
2 6 (20.69%) DNS
2 6 (20.69%) Firewall
3 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
4 3 (10.34%) LAN
4 3 (10.34%) WAN
5 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.45%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (3.45%) Internet
6 1 (3.45%) NAS
6 1 (3.45%) Skype
6 1 (3.45%) VLAN
6 1 (3.45%) VoIP
6 1 (3.45%) VPN
6 1 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (3.45%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (13.79%) Automotive
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (20.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (17.24%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (10.34%) Desktop Support
3 3 (10.34%) Network Engineer
3 3 (10.34%) Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 2 (6.90%) Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Applications Packager
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (6.90%) Server Support
4 2 (6.90%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Administrator
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server Support
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.45%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 2 (6.90%) Private Cloud
3 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.45%) Mainframe
3 1 (3.45%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 29 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.79%) Windows 10
5 3 (10.34%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.45%) Unix
7 1 (3.45%) Windows 2000
7 1 (3.45%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 6 (20.69%) Migration
4 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (13.79%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (10.34%) Application Packaging
6 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (6.90%) Data Loss Prevention
7 2 (6.90%) Desktop Virtualisation
7 2 (6.90%) DevOps
7 2 (6.90%) PRINCE2
7 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
8 1 (3.45%) Digital Transformation Programme
8 1 (3.45%) Email Migration
8 1 (3.45%) Patch Management
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (3.45%) Server Hardening
8 1 (3.45%) Software Asset Management
8 1 (3.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.90%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (20.69%) CCNA
1 6 (20.69%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (13.79%) MCSE
3 3 (10.34%) CCNP
3 3 (10.34%) MCP
3 3 (10.34%) MCSA
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (6.90%) MCITP
5 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (3.45%) Degree
5 1 (3.45%) DV Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (3.45%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) Security Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) VCP6
5 1 (3.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
1 1 (3.45%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (65.52%) Active Directory
2 6 (20.69%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.34%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (6.90%) Docker
4 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.45%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (3.45%) vSphere
5 1 (3.45%) XenApp
5 1 (3.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (31.03%) SCCM
2 2 (6.90%) Kubernetes
2 2 (6.90%) Nessus
2 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.90%) Puppet
2 2 (6.90%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (3.45%) SCOM
3 1 (3.45%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (3.45%) WSUS
Vendors
1 17 (58.62%) Microsoft
2 13 (44.83%) VMware
3 10 (34.48%) Cisco
4 5 (17.24%) Citrix
5 3 (10.34%) NetApp
6 2 (6.90%) Brocade
6 2 (6.90%) CheckPoint
6 2 (6.90%) SolarWinds
6 2 (6.90%) WatchGuard
7 1 (3.45%) AppDynamics
7 1 (3.45%) Dell
7 1 (3.45%) EMC
7 1 (3.45%) GFI Software
7 1 (3.45%) Intel
7 1 (3.45%) Snow
7 1 (3.45%) Splunk
7 1 (3.45%) Symantec
7 1 (3.45%) Twitter