Period
to 6 August 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 6 August 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
6 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 21 33 25
Rank change year-on-year +12 -8 +31
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 8 41 93
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 3.86% 5.52% 7.25%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.59% 21.35% 31.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 29 66
Median daily rate £308 £300 £366
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% -18.09% +46.50%
10th Percentile £172 £150 £154
90th Percentile £453 £600 £459
South East median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 7 10
Median hourly rate £13.00 £22.93 £19.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.31% +19.12% +92.50%
10th Percentile £12.50 £21.42 £13.98
90th Percentile £13.50 £130.50 £27.50
South East median hourly rate £19.50 £22.67 £20.00
% change year-on-year -13.96% +13.33% +42.86%

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 29 192 293
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 14.01% 25.84% 22.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 129 199
Median daily rate £263 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -19.23% -13.33% -16.67%
10th Percentile £115 £143 £147
90th Percentile £479 £575 £576
South East median daily rate £400 £420 £413
% change year-on-year -4.76% +1.82% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 13 30
Median hourly rate £22.95 £22.93 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.09% +31.03% +17.85%
10th Percentile £15.86 £17.48 £13.77
90th Percentile £48.90 £112.00 £57.50
Median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £18.60
% change year-on-year +10.00% -5.91% +16.25%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Oxfordshire

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in Oxfordshire.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server in Oxfordshire

Windows Server
Daily Rate Histogram in Oxfordshire

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 6 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Oxfordshire

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Oxfordshire

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in Oxfordshire.

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 6 August 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 +21 2 £140 -11.81% 7
Kidlington +4 1 £475 -
Bicester +1 1 - -
Windows Server
South East

For the 6 months to 6 August 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (75.00%) DHCP
3 5 (62.50%) DNS
4 4 (50.00%) LAN
4 4 (50.00%) Migration
5 3 (37.50%) Office 365
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
6 2 (25.00%) CCNA
6 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (25.00%) VoIP
6 2 (25.00%) WLAN
6 2 (25.00%) WAN
6 2 (25.00%) Apache
6 2 (25.00%) IIS
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
6 2 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (25.00%) Azure
6 2 (25.00%) VLAN
7 1 (12.50%) PKI
7 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
7 1 (12.50%) Network Security
7 1 (12.50%) Time Management
7 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (12.50%) vSphere
7 1 (12.50%) Hudson
7 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
7 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010

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 2 (25.00%) Apache
1 2 (25.00%) IIS
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
2 2 (25.00%) Azure
3 1 (12.50%) AWS
3 1 (12.50%) Power Platform
3 1 (12.50%) PowerApps
3 1 (12.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 6 (75.00%) DHCP
2 5 (62.50%) DNS
3 4 (50.00%) LAN
4 2 (25.00%) VLAN
4 2 (25.00%) VoIP
4 2 (25.00%) WAN
4 2 (25.00%) WLAN
5 1 (12.50%) Firewall
5 1 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (12.50%) SAN
5 1 (12.50%) Skype
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Hudson
General
1 1 (12.50%) Police
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) IT Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) IT Support
2 4 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 4 (50.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Server Engineer
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 2 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (25.00%) Hardware Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Hardware Support Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Server Support
4 2 (25.00%) Software Support Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) SailPoint
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
2 1 (12.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (37.50%) Windows 10
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Migration
2 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Leadership
2 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 2 (25.00%) CCNA
1 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) AirWatch
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) CommVault
2 1 (12.50%) Fortinet
2 1 (12.50%) Twitter
2 1 (12.50%) VMware
2 1 (12.50%) Zscaler