Period
to 16 August 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 16 August 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
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 21 54 35
Rank change year-on-year +33 -19 -15
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 96 42 73
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 7.63% 3.72% 6.03%
As % of the Operating Systems category 32.21% 17.07% 24.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 33 63
Oxfordshire median daily rate £375 £250 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -21.88% +1.19%
10th Percentile £157 £140 £200
90th Percentile £491 £498 £610
South East median daily rate £375 £340 £350
% change year-on-year +10.29% -2.86% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 1
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £18.50 £10.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.00% -45.95% -38.33%
10th Percentile £14.00 £10.00 £17.25
90th Percentile £24.44 £10.00 £19.75
South East median hourly rate £20.00 £14.50 £21.33
% change year-on-year +37.93% -32.02% -3.05%

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 298 246 294
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 23.67% 21.77% 24.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 155 199
Oxfordshire median daily rate £380 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +28.57% -3.11%
10th Percentile £150 £168 £136
90th Percentile £579 £554 £515
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £380
% change year-on-year +3.13% +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 27 26
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £15.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.90% +10.71% -9.68%
10th Percentile £13.80 £10.00 £8.80
90th Percentile £57.50 £20.05 £37.00
South East median hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +15.15% -8.33% +5.88%

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 16 August 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 16 August 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 16 August 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 +24 48 £325 +30.00% 6
Banbury +5 12 £450 +12.38%
Abingdon -1 9 £168 -27.57% 2
Kidlington 0 7 £575 +4.55% 1
Witney +1 3 - -
Bicester - 1 £135 - 1
Windows Server
South East

For the 6 months to 16 August 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 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 68 (70.83%) Active Directory
3 56 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 51 (53.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 37 (38.54%) Office 365
6 31 (32.29%) Microsoft Office
7 30 (31.25%) Windows 10
8 28 (29.17%) VMware
8 28 (29.17%) SCCM
9 27 (28.13%) DHCP
9 27 (28.13%) DNS
10 26 (27.08%) Microsoft Azure
11 24 (25.00%) Application Packaging
11 24 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 23 (23.96%) PowerShell
12 23 (23.96%) SQL
13 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 20 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
13 20 (20.83%) Microsoft App-V
13 20 (20.83%) SQL Server
13 20 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 19 (19.79%) Data Protection
15 18 (18.75%) Web Services
16 17 (17.71%) Microsoft Intune
17 16 (16.67%) Apple
18 15 (15.63%) Apple iOS
18 15 (15.63%) Amazon RDS
18 15 (15.63%) Mobile Device Management
18 15 (15.63%) Mac OS
18 15 (15.63%) GDPR

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 7 (7.29%) MS Exchange
2 5 (5.21%) IIS
2 5 (5.21%) K2 blackpearl
3 4 (4.17%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.13%) Apache
5 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 2 (2.08%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.04%) Confluence
6 1 (1.04%) SAS
6 1 (1.04%) Totara
Applications
1 31 (32.29%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (6.25%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 37 (38.54%) Office 365
2 26 (27.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (4.17%) PaaS
5 3 (3.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (3.13%) IaaS
6 2 (2.08%) Mimecast
7 1 (1.04%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (28.13%) DHCP
1 27 (28.13%) DNS
2 15 (15.63%) Remote Desktop
3 10 (10.42%) SAN
4 8 (8.33%) VoIP
5 3 (3.13%) Network Security
5 3 (3.13%) SMS
6 2 (2.08%) Firewall
6 2 (2.08%) Skype
7 1 (1.04%) LAN
7 1 (1.04%) NAS
7 1 (1.04%) TCP/IP
7 1 (1.04%) WAN
7 1 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (20.83%) SQL Server
2 15 (15.63%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (5.21%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (3.13%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (2.08%) Oracle Database
6 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.04%) DataStage
7 1 (1.04%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.04%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.04%) JIRA
1 1 (1.04%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 9 (9.38%) Finance
2 7 (7.29%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.17%) Banking
4 3 (3.13%) Pharmaceutical
5 2 (2.08%) German Language
5 2 (2.08%) Publishing
6 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 23 (23.96%) Systems Engineer
2 22 (22.92%) Support Engineer
3 21 (21.88%) Windows Engineer
4 15 (15.63%) IT Support
5 14 (14.58%) Applications Engineer
5 14 (14.58%) Windows Systems Engineer
6 13 (13.54%) Server Engineer
6 13 (13.54%) Windows Server Engineer
7 12 (12.50%) Applications Support
8 10 (10.42%) Active Directory Support
8 10 (10.42%) Server Support
9 9 (9.38%) Applications Support Engineer
9 9 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (9.38%) IT Engineer
9 9 (9.38%) SCCM Engineer
10 8 (8.33%) Active Directory Engineer
10 8 (8.33%) Administrator
10 8 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
10 8 (8.33%) Office 365 Engineer
10 8 (8.33%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (18.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.38%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.29%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (3.13%) Life Science
4 2 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.08%) Clustering
4 2 (2.08%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.08%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.04%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.04%) EMC VNX
5 1 (1.04%) NHS
5 1 (1.04%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 96 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (53.13%) Windows Server 2012
3 30 (31.25%) Windows 10
4 20 (20.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (15.63%) Apple iOS
5 15 (15.63%) Mac OS
6 14 (14.58%) Linux
7 10 (10.42%) Windows 7
8 5 (5.21%) Unix
9 2 (2.08%) Windows 8
9 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.04%) Android
10 1 (1.04%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.04%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (25.00%) Application Packaging
2 20 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 19 (19.79%) Data Protection
4 15 (15.63%) Mobile Device Management
5 14 (14.58%) Migration
6 13 (13.54%) Problem Management
7 12 (12.50%) ITIL
8 11 (11.46%) Agile Software Development
8 11 (11.46%) Runbook
8 11 (11.46%) User Acceptance Testing
9 9 (9.38%) Performance Management
9 9 (9.38%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (8.33%) Storage Virtualisation
11 7 (7.29%) Data Security
11 7 (7.29%) Proactive Monitoring
12 5 (5.21%) Project Management
12 5 (5.21%) Validation
12 5 (5.21%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 4 (4.17%) Continuous Improvement
13 4 (4.17%) Creative Thinking
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.96%) PowerShell
1 23 (23.96%) SQL
2 5 (5.21%) PL/SQL
2 5 (5.21%) Shell Script
3 1 (1.04%) Bash Shell
3 1 (1.04%) C
3 1 (1.04%) JavaScript
3 1 (1.04%) Python
3 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
1 6 (6.25%) Degree
2 4 (4.17%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (3.13%) A+ Certification
3 3 (3.13%) MCSE
3 3 (3.13%) Security Cleared
4 2 (2.08%) MCITP
4 2 (2.08%) Numerate Degree
5 1 (1.04%) DBS Check
5 1 (1.04%) MCP
5 1 (1.04%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (15.63%) GDPR
2 4 (4.17%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 1 (1.04%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.04%) Government Security Classifications
3 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.04%) PMO
3 1 (1.04%) SLA
System Software
1 68 (70.83%) Active Directory
2 24 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (20.83%) Microsoft App-V
4 11 (11.46%) Hyper-V
5 8 (8.33%) vSphere
6 4 (4.17%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (2.08%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.04%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (1.04%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.04%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 28 (29.17%) SCCM
2 17 (17.71%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (5.21%) SCOM
3 5 (5.21%) WSUS
4 3 (3.13%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.08%) Backup Exec
5 2 (2.08%) Failover Clustering
5 2 (2.08%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.08%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.04%) Ansible
6 1 (1.04%) Foglight
6 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (1.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.04%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.04%) Perfmon
6 1 (1.04%) Puppet
6 1 (1.04%) SCOrch
6 1 (1.04%) SQL Sentry
6 1 (1.04%) Terraform
6 1 (1.04%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 56 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 28 (29.17%) VMware
3 16 (16.67%) Apple
4 10 (10.42%) HP
5 9 (9.38%) NetApp
6 8 (8.33%) Oracle
7 6 (6.25%) Atlassian
8 5 (5.21%) Citrix
8 5 (5.21%) Cognos
8 5 (5.21%) Synology
9 4 (4.17%) Cisco
9 4 (4.17%) Lotus
10 3 (3.13%) Meraki
11 2 (2.08%) McAfee
11 2 (2.08%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.08%) Splunk
11 2 (2.08%) Veeam
12 1 (1.04%) 3PAR
12 1 (1.04%) EMC
12 1 (1.04%) Symantec