Period
to 17 October 2018

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 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
South East > Oxfordshire
6 months to
17 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 42 47
Rank change year-on-year +10 +5 -23
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 72 63 64
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 5.82% 5.22% 5.05%
As % of the Operating Systems category 29.63% 22.18% 20.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 53 51
Oxfordshire median daily rate £388 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +19.23% - +0.78%
10th Percentile £139 £150 £250
90th Percentile £576 £478 £438
South East median daily rate £385 £350 £330
% change year-on-year +10.00% +6.06% -5.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £21.00 £10.00 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +110.00% -48.05% -14.44%
10th Percentile £17.50 £10.00 £17.53
90th Percentile £36.66 £10.00 £19.98
South East median hourly rate £22.72 £16.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +37.67% -22.64% +6.65%

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 243 284 310
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 19.64% 23.55% 24.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 164 205 206
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% - +14.29%
10th Percentile £145 £150 £129
90th Percentile £600 £585 £508
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £380
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 18 28
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.25 £15.50 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.74% +6.90% -6.45%
10th Percentile £14.56 £10.00 £9.64
90th Percentile £52.50 £61.13 £27.58
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.06
% change year-on-year - +2.58% -5.22%

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 17 October 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 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
Oxford +6 26 £325 -13.33% 5
Banbury +6 14 £447 +11.81%
Kidlington 0 8 £544 +45.00% 2
Abingdon -9 7 £178 +1.43% 4
Witney -1 5 - - 7
Bicester - 1 £135 -
Windows Server
South East

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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (65.28%) Microsoft
3 45 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 36 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (38.89%) Office 365
6 25 (34.72%) VMware
7 23 (31.94%) SQL Server
8 22 (30.56%) Windows 10
9 19 (26.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 19 (26.39%) Microsoft Azure
10 18 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
10 18 (25.00%) SQL
11 17 (23.61%) DNS
11 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (22.22%) Application Packaging
12 16 (22.22%) DHCP
13 15 (20.83%) SCCM
14 14 (19.44%) PowerShell
15 13 (18.06%) SAN
15 13 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
15 13 (18.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 12 (16.67%) Linux
16 12 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
17 11 (15.28%) HP
17 11 (15.28%) Finance
18 10 (13.89%) NetApp
18 10 (13.89%) Web Services
18 10 (13.89%) ITIL
18 10 (13.89%) Performance Management
18 10 (13.89%) Data Protection

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 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 8 (11.11%) IIS
3 6 (8.33%) SharePoint
4 4 (5.56%) Totara
5 3 (4.17%) CMS
5 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (4.17%) IBM Notes
5 3 (4.17%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.78%) Apache
7 1 (1.39%) SAS
Applications
1 18 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 28 (38.89%) Office 365
2 19 (26.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (9.72%) PaaS
5 6 (8.33%) IaaS
6 5 (6.94%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (5.56%) SaaS
8 2 (2.78%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (2.78%) Mimecast
8 2 (2.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (1.39%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (23.61%) DNS
2 16 (22.22%) DHCP
3 13 (18.06%) SAN
4 9 (12.50%) VoIP
5 6 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (6.94%) Firewall
7 3 (4.17%) Internet
7 3 (4.17%) IPv4
7 3 (4.17%) LAN
7 3 (4.17%) Network Security
7 3 (4.17%) VPN
7 3 (4.17%) WAN
8 2 (2.78%) Skype
8 2 (2.78%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.94%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
3 4 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
3 4 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 2 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2000
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (1.39%) DataStage
6 1 (1.39%) IBM InfoSphere
6 1 (1.39%) RDBMS
6 1 (1.39%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.39%) SQLPlus
6 1 (1.39%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 2 (2.78%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (1.39%) Subversion
2 1 (1.39%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.39%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 11 (15.28%) Finance
2 5 (6.94%) Banking
2 5 (6.94%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.78%) German Language
3 2 (2.78%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (15.28%) Support Engineer
2 10 (13.89%) Architect
2 10 (13.89%) IT Support
3 9 (12.50%) Consultant
4 8 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) Analyst
5 7 (9.72%) Applications Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) Applications Support
5 7 (9.72%) Server Support
6 6 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (8.33%) Active Directory Support
7 5 (6.94%) Administrator
7 5 (6.94%) Applications Support Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (6.94%) Technical Consultant
7 5 (6.94%) Windows Engineer
7 5 (6.94%) Windows Server Support
8 4 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (5.56%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (13.89%) Web Services
2 2 (2.78%) JSON
3 1 (1.39%) .NET
3 1 (1.39%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 7 (9.72%) Self-Motivation
3 4 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.78%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.78%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.78%) Life Science
5 1 (1.39%) Clustering
5 1 (1.39%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.39%) NHS
5 1 (1.39%) PKI
5 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 72 (100.00%) Windows
2 36 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 22 (30.56%) Windows 10
4 17 (23.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (16.67%) Linux
6 6 (8.33%) Apple iOS
6 6 (8.33%) Mac OS
7 5 (6.94%) Unix
8 4 (5.56%) Windows 8
9 3 (4.17%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (1.39%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (22.22%) Application Packaging
2 13 (18.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (18.06%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (13.89%) Data Protection
3 10 (13.89%) ITIL
3 10 (13.89%) Performance Management
4 9 (12.50%) Storage Virtualisation
5 7 (9.72%) Migration
6 6 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
7 5 (6.94%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (6.94%) Proactive Monitoring
7 5 (6.94%) Problem Management
8 4 (5.56%) ERP
8 4 (5.56%) Open Source
8 4 (5.56%) Runbook
8 4 (5.56%) User Acceptance Testing
9 3 (4.17%) Commercial Awareness
9 3 (4.17%) Creative Thinking
9 3 (4.17%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (25.00%) SQL
2 14 (19.44%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.94%) PL/SQL
4 4 (5.56%) Shell Script
5 2 (2.78%) Bash Shell
5 2 (2.78%) JavaScript
5 2 (2.78%) Python
5 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.39%) C
6 1 (1.39%) C#
6 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (11.11%) Degree
2 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (8.33%) MCSE
4 5 (6.94%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (6.94%) Security Cleared
5 3 (4.17%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.78%) Numerate Degree
7 1 (1.39%) A+ Certification
7 1 (1.39%) MCITP
7 1 (1.39%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.33%) GDPR
2 4 (5.56%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (4.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 2 (2.78%) SLA
5 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
5 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (1.39%) PMO
System Software
1 45 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 19 (26.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (13.89%) vSphere
4 8 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 8 (11.11%) Microsoft App-V
5 3 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (2.78%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (2.78%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.39%) Forefront TMG
7 1 (1.39%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (20.83%) SCCM
2 7 (9.72%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (4.17%) SCOM
3 3 (4.17%) WSUS
4 2 (2.78%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.78%) Foglight
4 2 (2.78%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (2.78%) SQL Sentry
4 2 (2.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.39%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.39%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.39%) Perfmon
5 1 (1.39%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.39%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.39%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 47 (65.28%) Microsoft
2 25 (34.72%) VMware
3 11 (15.28%) HP
4 10 (13.89%) NetApp
5 7 (9.72%) Oracle
6 6 (8.33%) Apple
7 5 (6.94%) Cisco
8 3 (4.17%) Avaya
8 3 (4.17%) Cognos
8 3 (4.17%) Lotus
9 2 (2.78%) Citrix
9 2 (2.78%) Dell
9 2 (2.78%) Dell Compellent
9 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
9 2 (2.78%) Sophos
9 2 (2.78%) Splunk
10 1 (1.39%) 3PAR
10 1 (1.39%) Brocade
10 1 (1.39%) Ivanti
10 1 (1.39%) Veeam