Period
to 11 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for Windows Server 2016 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2016 over the 6 months to 11 July 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 2016
England > South East
6 months to
11 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 129 145 215
Rank change year-on-year +16 +70 +121
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 85 247 178
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 1.42% 1.64% 1.04%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.90% 7.82% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 155 99
Median daily rate £400 £388 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +6.90% -19.44%
10th Percentile £201 £231 £215
90th Percentile £515 £558 £543
England median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 5
Median hourly rate - £47.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +171.43% +40.00%
England median hourly rate £22.55 £26.00 £42.27
% change year-on-year -13.29% -38.48% +238.12%

Windows Server 2016 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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,232 3,159 3,829
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.54% 20.95% 22.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 1,903 2,069
Median daily rate £400 £415 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% +0.61% +3.13%
10th Percentile £135 £160 £165
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £438 £440 £438
% change year-on-year -0.57% +0.57% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 257 325
Median hourly rate £18.00 £16.77 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.33% -4.17% +12.90%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £18.70 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +6.86% - +4.48%

Windows Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Windows Server 2016 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2016 in the South East

Windows Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in the South East.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2016 in the South East

Windows Server 2016
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in the South East over the 6 months to 11 July 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2016 in the South East

Windows Server 2016
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2016 in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2016 in the South East

Windows Server 2016
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2016 within the South East region over the 6 months to 11 July 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
Hampshire +27 40 £475 +19.95% 7
Thames Valley +37 28 £400 -2.74% 9
Berkshire +42 17 £350 -9.68% 5
Surrey +54 9 £219 -43.18% 2
Buckinghamshire +31 9 £400 -11.11% 2
West Sussex +27 3 £400 +18.52% 1
East Sussex +27 2 £268 +67.19% 3
Oxfordshire +18 2 - - 2
Sussex - 2 £250 -
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
Windows Server 2016
England

For the 6 months to 11 July 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2016 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows Server 2016.

1 84 (98.82%) Windows
2 75 (88.24%) Windows Server
3 60 (70.59%) VMware
4 56 (65.88%) Active Directory
5 50 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (56.47%) VMware Infrastructure
7 42 (49.41%) PowerShell
8 37 (43.53%) Office 365
8 37 (43.53%) Microsoft
9 35 (41.18%) Firewall
10 31 (36.47%) Windows 10
11 28 (32.94%) Windows Server 2008
12 25 (29.41%) Security Cleared
13 24 (28.24%) Linux
13 24 (28.24%) Microsoft Certification
14 23 (27.06%) DNS
14 23 (27.06%) Azure
15 22 (25.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 21 (24.71%) SC Cleared
16 21 (24.71%) DHCP
16 21 (24.71%) Migration
17 19 (22.35%) PKI
18 18 (21.18%) Cisco
19 17 (20.00%) SCCM
19 17 (20.00%) vSphere
19 17 (20.00%) Data Centre
20 16 (18.82%) Skype
20 16 (18.82%) Analytical Skills
20 16 (18.82%) Hyper-V
20 16 (18.82%) Windows 7

Windows Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 14 (16.47%) MS Exchange
2 13 (15.29%) Skype for Business
3 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
4 6 (7.06%) IIS
5 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.18%) Confluence
6 1 (1.18%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 37 (43.53%) Office 365
2 23 (27.06%) Azure
3 13 (15.29%) GitHub
4 4 (4.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.18%) AWS
5 1 (1.18%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.18%) IaaS
5 1 (1.18%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 35 (41.18%) Firewall
2 23 (27.06%) DNS
3 21 (24.71%) DHCP
4 16 (18.82%) Skype
5 15 (17.65%) VLAN
6 12 (14.12%) PBX
7 11 (12.94%) Reverse Proxy
8 8 (9.41%) VoIP
9 7 (8.24%) SNMP
10 4 (4.71%) Wireless
11 3 (3.53%) IP Telephony
11 3 (3.53%) MPLS
11 3 (3.53%) SAN
11 3 (3.53%) VPN
12 2 (2.35%) BGP
12 2 (2.35%) HTTP
12 2 (2.35%) NetScaler
12 2 (2.35%) WAN
13 1 (1.18%) Cisco ASA
13 1 (1.18%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 13 (15.29%) Git (software)
2 12 (14.12%) JIRA
3 11 (12.94%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 11 (12.94%) GitLab
3 11 (12.94%) Jenkins
4 4 (4.71%) Eclipse
4 4 (4.71%) Visual Studio
5 3 (3.53%) Subversion
6 2 (2.35%) Hudson
6 2 (2.35%) MSI
7 1 (1.18%) InstallShield
General
1 7 (8.24%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Public Sector
3 3 (3.53%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.18%) Automotive
4 1 (1.18%) Back Office
4 1 (1.18%) Local Government
4 1 (1.18%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (22.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (14.12%) Analyst
3 9 (10.59%) Support Engineer
4 8 (9.41%) 3rd Line Support
4 8 (9.41%) Architect
4 8 (9.41%) Support Analyst
5 7 (8.24%) IT Support
6 6 (7.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Administrator
6 6 (7.06%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) IT Engineer
6 6 (7.06%) Server Engineer
7 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
7 5 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Active Directory Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) Infrastructure Support
8 4 (4.71%) IT Analyst
8 4 (4.71%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (4.71%) Messaging Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (17.65%) .NET
2 7 (8.24%) Elastic Stack
2 7 (8.24%) gRPC
2 7 (8.24%) REST
2 7 (8.24%) RESTful
2 7 (8.24%) Swagger
3 2 (2.35%) LDAP
3 2 (2.35%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 19 (22.35%) PKI
2 17 (20.00%) Data Centre
3 16 (18.82%) Analytical Skills
4 11 (12.94%) Self-Motivation
5 6 (7.06%) NHS
6 2 (2.35%) Biotechnology
6 2 (2.35%) Clustering
7 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.18%) iPhone
7 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.18%) Replication
7 1 (1.18%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 84 (98.82%) Windows
2 75 (88.24%) Windows Server
3 50 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (36.47%) Windows 10
5 28 (32.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (28.24%) Linux
7 16 (18.82%) Windows 7
8 14 (16.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (14.12%) CentOS
10 9 (10.59%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (9.41%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (5.88%) Apple iOS
13 2 (2.35%) Fedora
13 2 (2.35%) SUSE
13 2 (2.35%) Ubuntu
13 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 21 (24.71%) Migration
3 16 (18.82%) ITIL
4 15 (17.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 14 (16.47%) High Availability
6 13 (15.29%) Validation
7 12 (14.12%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (14.12%) Infrastructure as Code
8 11 (12.94%) Configuration Management
8 11 (12.94%) Continuous Deployment
9 9 (10.59%) DevOps
9 9 (10.59%) Microservices
10 8 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (7.06%) Root Cause Analysis
11 6 (7.06%) Service Delivery
12 5 (5.88%) Change Control
12 5 (5.88%) Problem-Solving
13 4 (4.71%) Continuous Delivery
13 4 (4.71%) Preventative Maintenance
13 4 (4.71%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 42 (49.41%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.59%) Bash Shell
2 9 (10.59%) C#
2 9 (10.59%) Python
3 7 (8.24%) Go
4 5 (5.88%) SQL
5 4 (4.71%) C++
5 4 (4.71%) Java
6 1 (1.18%) VB
6 1 (1.18%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 25 (29.41%) Security Cleared
2 24 (28.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 21 (24.71%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.24%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (7.06%) CCNA
6 5 (5.88%) CCNP
6 5 (5.88%) DV Cleared
6 5 (5.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (4.71%) MCSA
8 3 (3.53%) Degree
9 2 (2.35%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.35%) MCITP
9 2 (2.35%) MCSE
9 2 (2.35%) VCAP
10 1 (1.18%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) SLA
2 3 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.18%) GDPR
System Software
1 56 (65.88%) Active Directory
2 48 (56.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (20.00%) vSphere
4 16 (18.82%) Hyper-V
5 11 (12.94%) Docker
6 9 (10.59%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (4.71%) UAG
8 3 (3.53%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (2.35%) XenApp
10 1 (1.18%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.18%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 17 (20.00%) SCCM
2 13 (15.29%) Ansible
2 13 (15.29%) Puppet
3 12 (14.12%) Terraform
4 11 (12.94%) Kubernetes
4 11 (12.94%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (12.94%) Packer
5 9 (10.59%) ZABBIX
6 7 (8.24%) Grafana
6 7 (8.24%) Prometheus
7 4 (4.71%) SCOM
7 4 (4.71%) WSUS
8 2 (2.35%) NetBackup
8 2 (2.35%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (2.35%) vCenter Server
9 1 (1.18%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.18%) Netcool
9 1 (1.18%) PingFederate
9 1 (1.18%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (1.18%) vRealize
Vendors
1 60 (70.59%) VMware
2 37 (43.53%) Microsoft
3 18 (21.18%) Cisco
4 12 (14.12%) Sonus
5 11 (12.94%) Atlassian
6 8 (9.41%) EMC
7 7 (8.24%) Citrix
7 7 (8.24%) Dell
7 7 (8.24%) Splunk
8 6 (7.06%) HP
8 6 (7.06%) NetApp
9 4 (4.71%) Apple
9 4 (4.71%) Avaya
9 4 (4.71%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.53%) Computacenter
10 3 (3.53%) McAfee
10 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
10 3 (3.53%) Remedy
11 2 (2.35%) Oracle
11 2 (2.35%) Symantec