Period
to 12 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 12 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
England > South East
6 months to
12 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 47 54 51
Rank change year-on-year +7 -3 +8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 198 583 708
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.12% 3.96% 4.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 20.78% 18.36% 19.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 135 407 392
Median daily rate £403 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.33% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £143 £158 £163
90th Percentile £523 £519 £523
England median daily rate £400 £384 £375
% change year-on-year +4.23% +2.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 18 47
Median hourly rate £19.75 £22.93 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.87% +14.65% +42.86%
10th Percentile £16.23 £16.12 £13.68
90th Percentile £55.25 £96.00 £47.18
England median hourly rate £24.10 £19.64 £20.48
% change year-on-year +22.70% -4.08% +27.97%

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 the South East with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 953 3,175 3,669
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 19.83% 21.58% 21.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 558 1,871 1,978
Median daily rate £400 £413 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.03% - +3.13%
10th Percentile £135 £156 £163
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £450 £433 £438
% change year-on-year +4.05% -1.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 88 249 318
Median hourly rate £19.25 £17.50 £18.60
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -5.91% +12.73%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.17 £11.18
90th Percentile £48.75 £52.50 £51.00
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +1.45%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in the South East

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Daily rate trend for Windows Server in the South East

Windows Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in the South East over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server in the South East

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server in the South East

Windows Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server in the South East over the 6 months to 12 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in the South East

Windows Server
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 within the South East region over the 6 months to 12 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
Hampshire +6 92 £469 +17.19% 23
Thames Valley +10 59 £400 +14.29% 31
Surrey +34 32 £219 -33.96% 19
Berkshire +22 30 £363 +16.94% 13
Buckinghamshire +19 22 £403 -5.07% 6
West Sussex +7 10 £220 -46.67% 6
Oxfordshire +12 7 £308 +2.50% 12
East Sussex +36 2 £268 -37.06% 5
Middlesex - 1 £400 -
Sussex - 1 £250 -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 12 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 South East region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 196 (98.99%) Windows
2 130 (65.66%) Active Directory
3 96 (48.48%) Microsoft
4 92 (46.46%) VMware
5 67 (33.84%) VMware Infrastructure
6 65 (32.83%) Office 365
7 62 (31.31%) PowerShell
7 62 (31.31%) Security Cleared
7 62 (31.31%) Azure
8 54 (27.27%) Windows Server 2016
9 50 (25.25%) DNS
10 48 (24.24%) SC Cleared
11 47 (23.74%) Linux
12 43 (21.72%) DHCP
13 42 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 40 (20.20%) Windows 10
15 39 (19.70%) Firewall
16 36 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
16 36 (18.18%) Hyper-V
17 35 (17.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 32 (16.16%) Microsoft Certification
19 30 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
19 30 (15.15%) vSphere
19 30 (15.15%) Skype
20 28 (14.14%) SCCM
20 28 (14.14%) ITIL
20 28 (14.14%) Migration
21 25 (12.63%) Windows 7
22 24 (12.12%) SQL
22 24 (12.12%) SQL Server

Windows Server
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 23 (11.62%) MS Exchange
1 23 (11.62%) SharePoint
1 23 (11.62%) Skype for Business
2 13 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (3.03%) IIS
4 4 (2.02%) Confluence
4 4 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (1.01%) MS Project Server
5 2 (1.01%) nginx
5 2 (1.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.01%) WebLogic
6 1 (0.51%) Apache
6 1 (0.51%) Documentum
6 1 (0.51%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (10.61%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (3.03%) Microsoft Project
3 5 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 5 (2.53%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.52%) Acrobat
4 3 (1.52%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 4 (2.02%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (1.01%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.51%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.51%) Movex
3 1 (0.51%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 65 (32.83%) Office 365
2 62 (31.31%) Azure
3 20 (10.10%) AWS
4 15 (7.58%) GitHub
5 12 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (4.04%) SaaS
7 5 (2.53%) IaaS
7 5 (2.53%) Yammer
8 4 (2.02%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 4 (2.02%) PaaS
9 1 (0.51%) Asana
9 1 (0.51%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.51%) GCP
9 1 (0.51%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.51%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.51%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 50 (25.25%) DNS
2 43 (21.72%) DHCP
3 39 (19.70%) Firewall
4 30 (15.15%) Skype
5 19 (9.60%) VLAN
6 17 (8.59%) SNMP
7 16 (8.08%) WAN
8 15 (7.58%) Reverse Proxy
9 13 (6.57%) TCP/IP
10 10 (5.05%) PBX
11 9 (4.55%) LAN
11 9 (4.55%) VoIP
12 8 (4.04%) SMTP
13 7 (3.54%) VPN
14 6 (3.03%) Internet
14 6 (3.03%) SAN
15 5 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
16 4 (2.02%) Kerberos
16 4 (2.02%) NetScaler
16 4 (2.02%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (12.12%) SQL Server
2 9 (4.55%) Oracle Database
3 6 (3.03%) Relational Database
4 4 (2.02%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.02%) Oracle Database 11g
4 4 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
4 4 (2.02%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (1.52%) OLTP
5 3 (1.52%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (1.01%) MySQL
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 12c
6 2 (1.01%) Oracle ODI
6 2 (1.01%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (1.01%) RDBMS
6 2 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.51%) Oracle Reports
7 1 (0.51%) Qlik Sense
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 19 (9.60%) JIRA
2 18 (9.09%) Git (software)
3 17 (8.59%) Jenkins
4 15 (7.58%) GitLab
5 14 (7.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 9 (4.55%) Visual Studio
7 5 (2.53%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.02%) Bitbucket
9 3 (1.52%) Subversion
10 2 (1.01%) Hudson
11 1 (0.51%) FishEye
11 1 (0.51%) LoadRunner
11 1 (0.51%) MSI
11 1 (0.51%) Oracle APEX
11 1 (0.51%) Selenium
11 1 (0.51%) SoapUI
11 1 (0.51%) SpecFlow
11 1 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
11 1 (0.51%) TestNG
11 1 (0.51%) Toad
General
1 16 (8.08%) Public Sector
2 9 (4.55%) Finance
3 3 (1.52%) Financial Institution
3 3 (1.52%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.01%) Digital Economy
4 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.51%) Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.51%) Local Government
5 1 (0.51%) Police
5 1 (0.51%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 32 (16.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (14.14%) Support Engineer
3 21 (10.61%) Analyst
4 16 (8.08%) Architect
5 15 (7.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (7.58%) Wintel Engineer
6 13 (6.57%) IT Engineer
7 12 (6.06%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 12 (6.06%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 12 (6.06%) Administrator
8 11 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (5.56%) IT Support
9 10 (5.05%) DevOps Engineer
10 9 (4.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 9 (4.55%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 9 (4.55%) IT Support Engineer
10 9 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
11 8 (4.04%) DBA
11 8 (4.04%) Desktop Support
11 8 (4.04%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (7.07%) .NET
2 12 (6.06%) LDAP
3 9 (4.55%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (4.55%) gRPC
3 9 (4.55%) REST
3 9 (4.55%) RESTful
3 9 (4.55%) Swagger
4 7 (3.54%) Middleware
5 4 (2.02%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (1.52%) SAML
6 3 (1.52%) Web Services
7 2 (1.01%) JSON
7 2 (1.01%) SOAP
8 1 (0.51%) ADSI
8 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.51%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (0.51%) CGI
8 1 (0.51%) UDDI
8 1 (0.51%) WSDL
8 1 (0.51%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 22 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 21 (10.61%) PKI
3 16 (8.08%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (6.57%) Clustering
5 9 (4.55%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (4.04%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.03%) Client/Server
8 4 (2.02%) Blackberry
8 4 (2.02%) Cloud Native
8 4 (2.02%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.52%) PDA
9 3 (1.52%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.52%) Replication
9 3 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
10 2 (1.01%) Driving Licence
10 2 (1.01%) NHS
11 1 (0.51%) EMC VNX
11 1 (0.51%) Hybrid Cloud
11 1 (0.51%) Linux Command Line
11 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 196 (98.99%) Windows
2 54 (27.27%) Windows Server 2016
3 47 (23.74%) Linux
4 42 (21.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (20.20%) Windows 10
6 36 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 30 (15.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 25 (12.63%) Windows 7
9 18 (9.09%) Windows Server 2019
10 17 (8.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 16 (8.08%) Unix
12 15 (7.58%) CentOS
13 11 (5.56%) Windows Vista
14 9 (4.55%) Apple iOS
15 6 (3.03%) Solaris
15 6 (3.03%) Windows 8
16 5 (2.53%) Windows XP
17 4 (2.02%) Mac OS X
17 4 (2.02%) Windows 2000
18 3 (1.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (17.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 28 (14.14%) ITIL
2 28 (14.14%) Migration
3 23 (11.62%) DevOps
4 20 (10.10%) High Availability
4 20 (10.10%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (9.60%) Configuration Management
6 16 (8.08%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (7.07%) Continuous Deployment
7 14 (7.07%) Disaster Recovery
7 14 (7.07%) Infrastructure as Code
8 12 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (6.06%) Service Management
9 11 (5.56%) Microservices
10 10 (5.05%) ITSM
10 10 (5.05%) Service Delivery
10 10 (5.05%) Validation
11 9 (4.55%) Incident Management
12 8 (4.04%) Project Management
13 7 (3.54%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 62 (31.31%) PowerShell
2 24 (12.12%) SQL
3 16 (8.08%) Python
4 15 (7.58%) Bash Shell
5 13 (6.57%) C#
6 9 (4.55%) Go
7 7 (3.54%) Java
8 6 (3.03%) VB
8 6 (3.03%) VBScript
9 5 (2.53%) C++
10 3 (1.52%) C
10 3 (1.52%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.01%) JavaScript
11 2 (1.01%) Perl
11 2 (1.01%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.51%) AWK
12 1 (0.51%) F#
12 1 (0.51%) MATLAB
12 1 (0.51%) sed
12 1 (0.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 62 (31.31%) Security Cleared
2 48 (24.24%) SC Cleared
3 32 (16.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 16 (8.08%) DV Cleared
5 14 (7.07%) MCSA
6 10 (5.05%) CCNA
6 10 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
6 10 (5.05%) MCSE
7 5 (2.53%) Degree
8 4 (2.02%) MCP
8 4 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (1.52%) DBS Check
9 3 (1.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (1.01%) APMP
10 2 (1.01%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.01%) CCNP
10 2 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.01%) ITIL Certification
11 1 (0.51%) HND
11 1 (0.51%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (7.58%) SLA
2 4 (2.02%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) Data Quality
3 2 (1.01%) NCSC
4 1 (0.51%) GDPR
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 130 (65.66%) Active Directory
2 67 (33.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 30 (15.15%) vSphere
5 14 (7.07%) Docker
6 10 (5.05%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (3.03%) XenApp
8 5 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
9 4 (2.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (2.02%) UAG
10 3 (1.52%) KVM
10 3 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (1.01%) NFS
11 2 (1.01%) Terminal Server
11 2 (1.01%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.51%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 1 (0.51%) DFS Replication
12 1 (0.51%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.51%) VMware NSX
12 1 (0.51%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 28 (14.14%) SCCM
2 19 (9.60%) Ansible
3 18 (9.09%) Terraform
4 15 (7.58%) Puppet
4 15 (7.58%) WSUS
5 14 (7.07%) Kubernetes
5 14 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
5 14 (7.07%) Packer
6 13 (6.57%) Microsoft Clustering
7 12 (6.06%) ZABBIX
8 11 (5.56%) Failover Clustering
8 11 (5.56%) Grafana
9 9 (4.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 9 (4.55%) Prometheus
10 8 (4.04%) Microsoft Intune
11 7 (3.54%) SCOM
12 6 (3.03%) HP Quality Center
13 5 (2.53%) BladeLogic
13 5 (2.53%) Single Sign-On
13 5 (2.53%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 96 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 92 (46.46%) VMware
3 20 (10.10%) Citrix
4 18 (9.09%) HP
5 17 (8.59%) Cisco
6 15 (7.58%) Atlassian
6 15 (7.58%) Oracle
7 14 (7.07%) Apple
8 13 (6.57%) McAfee
8 13 (6.57%) Remedy
9 11 (5.56%) Dell
10 10 (5.05%) EMC
11 9 (4.55%) Sonus
11 9 (4.55%) Splunk
12 6 (3.03%) Red Hat
13 5 (2.53%) Computacenter
13 5 (2.53%) NetApp
13 5 (2.53%) ServiceNow
13 5 (2.53%) SolarWinds
13 5 (2.53%) Sun