Period
to 18 December 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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 33 49 53
Rank change year-on-year +16 +4 -29
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 66 63 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 6.08% 5.19% 4.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 33.17% 20.79% 20.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 49 52 40
Oxfordshire median daily rate £438 £325 £356
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +34.62% -8.77% +11.33%
10th Percentile £140 £176 £257
90th Percentile £545 £499 £675
South East median daily rate £389 £350 £341
% change year-on-year +11.07% +2.79% +0.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 2
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £22.93 £10.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +129.30% -38.46% -17.72%
10th Percentile £19.20 £10.00 £12.13
90th Percentile £42.78 £10.00 £19.38
South East median hourly rate £23.00 £15.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year +53.33% -45.45% +45.70%

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 199 303 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 18.34% 24.96% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 130 238 177
Oxfordshire median daily rate £388 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.74% +5.00% +23.08%
10th Percentile £140 £143 £138
90th Percentile £540 £620 £508
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 10 21
Oxfordshire median hourly rate £17.50 £12.90 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.66% -20.62% +4.84%
10th Percentile £15.73 £10.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £52.50 £54.25 £20.00
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.38
% change year-on-year - +6.87% -10.53%

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 18 December 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 18 December 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 18 December 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 +15 27 £388 +19.23% 8
Kidlington +9 11 £475 +26.67% 2
Banbury +2 7 £459 +14.75% 2
Witney +1 4 - - 1
Abingdon -9 2 - - 6
Windows Server
South East

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (65.15%) Active Directory
3 42 (63.64%) Microsoft
4 31 (46.97%) Office 365
5 26 (39.39%) Windows Server 2012
5 26 (39.39%) VMware
6 18 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 17 (25.76%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (25.76%) SQL Server
8 16 (24.24%) Windows 10
9 14 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 13 (19.70%) Problem-Solving
10 13 (19.70%) Microsoft Office
10 13 (19.70%) Linux
10 13 (19.70%) PowerShell
10 13 (19.70%) SCCM
11 12 (18.18%) Hyper-V
12 11 (16.67%) SQL
13 10 (15.15%) DNS
13 10 (15.15%) SAN
14 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
14 9 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
14 9 (13.64%) VoIP
14 9 (13.64%) MS Exchange
15 8 (12.12%) ITIL
15 8 (12.12%) IIS
15 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
15 8 (12.12%) SCOM
15 8 (12.12%) vSphere
16 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared

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 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.12%) IIS
3 7 (10.61%) SharePoint
4 4 (6.06%) Totara
5 3 (4.55%) CMS
5 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.03%) Apache
6 2 (3.03%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.03%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.52%) SAS
Applications
1 13 (19.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 31 (46.97%) Office 365
2 18 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (10.61%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (10.61%) IaaS
4 7 (10.61%) PaaS
5 5 (7.58%) SaaS
6 2 (3.03%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (3.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 2 (3.03%) Yammer
7 1 (1.52%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (15.15%) DNS
1 10 (15.15%) SAN
2 9 (13.64%) VoIP
3 7 (10.61%) Firewall
4 6 (9.09%) DHCP
4 6 (9.09%) VPN
5 4 (6.06%) LAN
5 4 (6.06%) WAN
6 3 (4.55%) Internet
6 3 (4.55%) IPv4
6 3 (4.55%) Network Security
7 2 (3.03%) Skype
8 1 (1.52%) SMS
8 1 (1.52%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (25.76%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.52%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.52%) Crystal Reports
4 1 (1.52%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.52%) DataStage
4 1 (1.52%) IBM InfoSphere
4 1 (1.52%) MySQL
4 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
4 1 (1.52%) Power BI
4 1 (1.52%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.52%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.52%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 1 (1.52%) Subversion
1 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
1 1 (1.52%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 5 (7.58%) Finance
2 4 (6.06%) Manufacturing
2 4 (6.06%) Publishing
3 3 (4.55%) Banking
4 2 (3.03%) German Language
4 2 (3.03%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (3.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
2 10 (15.15%) IT Support
3 9 (13.64%) Architect
4 7 (10.61%) Consultant
4 7 (10.61%) Support Engineer
5 6 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (9.09%) Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Administrator
6 5 (7.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Server Support
6 5 (7.58%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (6.06%) Active Directory Support
7 4 (6.06%) Azure Architect
7 4 (6.06%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (6.06%) IT Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Server Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Support Analyst
7 4 (6.06%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) Web Services
2 4 (6.06%) JSON
3 3 (4.55%) .NET
4 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.52%) SailPoint
4 1 (1.52%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.58%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.55%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.55%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.55%) PKI
3 2 (3.03%) Life Science
4 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.52%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.52%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) NHS
4 1 (1.52%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 66 (100.00%) Windows
2 26 (39.39%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (24.24%) Windows 10
4 13 (19.70%) Linux
5 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.06%) Unix
8 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
9 1 (1.52%) Mac OS
9 1 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.52%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (21.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (19.70%) Problem-Solving
3 8 (12.12%) ITIL
4 7 (10.61%) Computer Science
4 7 (10.61%) Migration
5 5 (7.58%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.58%) Application Packaging
5 5 (7.58%) Data Protection
5 5 (7.58%) Operations Management
5 5 (7.58%) Performance Management
5 5 (7.58%) Storage Virtualisation
6 4 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (6.06%) ERP
6 4 (6.06%) Identity Management
6 4 (6.06%) Infrastructure Management
6 4 (6.06%) Open Source
7 3 (4.55%) Commercial Awareness
7 3 (4.55%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (4.55%) Data Security
7 3 (4.55%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (19.70%) PowerShell
2 11 (16.67%) SQL
3 4 (6.06%) PL/SQL
4 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
5 2 (3.03%) Bash Shell
5 2 (3.03%) JavaScript
5 2 (3.03%) Python
5 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
5 2 (3.03%) VB.NET
6 1 (1.52%) C#
6 1 (1.52%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (10.61%) Degree
2 7 (10.61%) Security Cleared
3 6 (9.09%) MCSE
3 6 (9.09%) SC Cleared
4 4 (6.06%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (3.03%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.52%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.52%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.58%) Government Security Classifications
2 3 (4.55%) SLA
3 2 (3.03%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 1 (1.52%) Data Quality
System Software
1 43 (65.15%) Active Directory
2 17 (25.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 8 (12.12%) vSphere
5 4 (6.06%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.03%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
6 2 (3.03%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (19.70%) SCCM
2 8 (12.12%) SCOM
3 3 (4.55%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (3.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (3.03%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (3.03%) WSUS
5 1 (1.52%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.52%) Foglight
5 1 (1.52%) SQL Sentry
5 1 (1.52%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 42 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 26 (39.39%) VMware
3 6 (9.09%) HP
3 6 (9.09%) Oracle
4 5 (7.58%) NetApp
5 4 (6.06%) Cisco
6 3 (4.55%) Avaya
6 3 (4.55%) Citrix
7 2 (3.03%) Cognos
7 2 (3.03%) CommVault
7 2 (3.03%) Dell
7 2 (3.03%) Dell Compellent
7 2 (3.03%) IBM
7 2 (3.03%) Ivanti
7 2 (3.03%) Lotus
7 2 (3.03%) Sophos
7 2 (3.03%) Splunk
7 2 (3.03%) Symantec
8 1 (1.52%) Sun
8 1 (1.52%) Teradata