Period
to 27 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire 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 27 February 2020 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
27 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 28 54
Rank change year-on-year -10 +26 +6
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 20 54 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 3.77% 6.01% 4.86%
As % of the Operating Systems category 14.49% 27.14% 23.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 42 49
Oxfordshire median daily rate £153 £413 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -63.03% +26.92% -7.14%
10th Percentile £114 £199 £140
90th Percentile £424 £571 £450
South East median daily rate £400 £395 £350
% change year-on-year +1.27% +12.86% +3.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 5
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £14.00 - £13.00
South East median hourly rate £22.50 £48.17 £16.00
% change year-on-year -53.29% +201.03% -41.82%

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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Oxfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 138 199 255
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 26.04% 22.14% 20.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 140 197
Oxfordshire median daily rate £228 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -39.33% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £114 £135 £140
90th Percentile £519 £576 £625
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 10 13
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £42.50 £44.00 £14.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.41% +204.92% -7.65%
10th Percentile £13.40 £16.19 £10.60
90th Percentile £50.20 £52.50 £37.60
South East median hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +3.03% -5.71% +9.38%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Oxfordshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Oxfordshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 27 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Oxfordshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Oxfordshire

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in Oxfordshire

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 Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 27 February 2020. 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
Oxford +9 12 £114 -71.02% 4
Banbury +3 2 £388 +29.17% 1
Witney +4 1 £225 - 3
Kidlington -5 1 £475 +5.56% 1
Bicester - 1 - - 1
Windows Server
South East

For the 6 months to 27 February 2020, 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
3 7 (35.00%) Office 365
4 6 (30.00%) LAN
4 6 (30.00%) VMware
5 5 (25.00%) ITIL
5 5 (25.00%) DHCP
5 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (20.00%) Apache
6 4 (20.00%) IIS
6 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
6 4 (20.00%) Migration
7 3 (15.00%) SCCM
7 3 (15.00%) Citrix
7 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 3 (15.00%) Azure
8 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
8 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
8 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
8 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (10.00%) DNS
8 2 (10.00%) SAN
8 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
8 2 (10.00%) WAN
8 2 (10.00%) Finance
8 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 9 (45.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (20.00%) Apache
2 4 (20.00%) IIS
3 2 (10.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) Office 365
2 3 (15.00%) Azure
3 1 (5.00%) AWS
3 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.00%) Power Platform
3 1 (5.00%) PowerApps
3 1 (5.00%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (30.00%) LAN
2 5 (25.00%) DHCP
3 2 (10.00%) DNS
3 2 (10.00%) SAN
3 2 (10.00%) WAN
3 2 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) Skype
4 1 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Hudson
General
1 2 (10.00%) Finance
2 1 (5.00%) Banking
2 1 (5.00%) Police
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) IT Support
2 6 (30.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 6 (30.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (25.00%) IT Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Server Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 5 (25.00%) Windows Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Deskside Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Hardware Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Hardware Support Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Server Support
4 4 (20.00%) Software Support Engineer
4 4 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
5 3 (15.00%) 1st Line Support
5 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (10.00%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (10.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.00%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (10.00%) Windows 10
3 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (25.00%) ITIL
2 4 (20.00%) Migration
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (10.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (10.00%) Time Management
5 1 (5.00%) Antivirus Management
5 1 (5.00%) High Availability
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (5.00%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (5.00%) Project Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Server Management
5 1 (5.00%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
5 1 (5.00%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) SQL
1 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (5.00%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (45.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (5.00%) AirWatch
3 1 (5.00%) Backup Exec
3 1 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (5.00%) Foglight
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
3 1 (5.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 9 (45.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (30.00%) VMware
3 3 (15.00%) Citrix
4 1 (5.00%) Cisco
4 1 (5.00%) CommVault
4 1 (5.00%) Sophos
4 1 (5.00%) Twitter
4 1 (5.00%) Veeam
4 1 (5.00%) Veritas