Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 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
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 45 52 48
Rank change year-on-year +7 -4 -5
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 637 701 727
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.72% 4.20% 4.31%
As % of the Operating Systems category 21.19% 19.94% 18.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 445 438
South East median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +2.94%
10th Percentile £148 £164 £143
90th Percentile £538 £538 £496
England median daily rate £375 £383 £350
% change year-on-year -1.96% +9.29% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 32 42
South East median hourly rate £42.42 £22.97 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +84.72% +41.32% -29.05%
10th Percentile £17.30 £13.20 £11.78
90th Percentile £82.50 £50.50 £27.21
England median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year -16.00% +48.77% -21.71%

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 3,006 3,516 3,845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 22.29% 21.09% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,726 1,912 2,145
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £138 £160 £150
90th Percentile £575 £575 £545
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 238 296 303
South East median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.58%
10th Percentile £11.85 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.00 £50.25
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server in the South East.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in the South East

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the South East over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in the South East

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server in the South East.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in the South East

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the South East over the 6 months to 16 November 2019.

Contractor 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 16 November 2019. 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 +12 251 £400 -4.99% 56
Thames Valley 0 229 £325 -13.33% 114
Berkshire +17 142 £325 - 58
Surrey +33 80 £408 +25.38% 57
Buckinghamshire -10 58 £450 +24.16% 25
Oxfordshire -3 29 £168 -61.71% 31
West Sussex -5 28 £335 -18.79% 29
East Sussex +12 20 £370 +3.86% 17
Kent +1 20 £423 +27.55% 39
Middlesex +12 3 £400 -43.46%
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 637 (100.00%) Windows
2 345 (54.16%) Active Directory
3 312 (48.98%) VMware
4 308 (48.35%) Microsoft
5 195 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
6 191 (29.98%) Office 365
7 190 (29.83%) VMware Infrastructure
8 183 (28.73%) Windows Server 2008
9 174 (27.32%) Security Cleared
10 161 (25.27%) Azure
11 150 (23.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 140 (21.98%) DNS
13 138 (21.66%) PowerShell
14 129 (20.25%) Citrix
15 124 (19.47%) SCCM
16 123 (19.31%) Windows 10
17 113 (17.74%) MS Exchange
18 108 (16.95%) SQL Server
19 104 (16.33%) Firewall
20 102 (16.01%) Hyper-V
21 98 (15.38%) SQL
22 95 (14.91%) ITIL
23 93 (14.60%) DHCP
24 92 (14.44%) SC Cleared
25 90 (14.13%) Windows 7
26 89 (13.97%) Cisco
27 88 (13.81%) Linux
28 81 (12.72%) SharePoint
29 77 (12.09%) Migration
30 76 (11.93%) Microsoft Office

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
1 113 (17.74%) MS Exchange
2 81 (12.72%) SharePoint
3 56 (8.79%) Skype for Business
4 40 (6.28%) Exchange Server 2010
5 39 (6.12%) IIS
6 32 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2007
8 9 (1.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (1.41%) K2 blackpearl
9 8 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 7 (1.10%) Apache Spark
10 7 (1.10%) Jupyter
10 7 (1.10%) SAS
10 7 (1.10%) WebLogic
11 6 (0.94%) GlassFish
12 5 (0.78%) Apache
12 5 (0.78%) Confluence
13 4 (0.63%) nginx
13 4 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.63%) Tomcat
Applications
1 76 (11.93%) Microsoft Office
2 26 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.04%) MS Visio
4 11 (1.73%) Spreadsheet
5 9 (1.41%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 7 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
7 6 (0.94%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 9 (1.41%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.16%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 191 (29.98%) Office 365
2 161 (25.27%) Azure
3 56 (8.79%) AWS
4 40 (6.28%) IaaS
5 33 (5.18%) PaaS
6 28 (4.40%) SaaS
7 26 (4.08%) Azure Active Directory
8 17 (2.67%) Yammer
9 11 (1.73%) GCP
10 8 (1.26%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 8 (1.26%) NuGet
10 8 (1.26%) OpenShift
11 4 (0.63%) Azure Stack
11 4 (0.63%) GitHub
11 4 (0.63%) Mimecast
11 4 (0.63%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
12 2 (0.31%) Boomi
13 1 (0.16%) Dynamics 365
13 1 (0.16%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 140 (21.98%) DNS
2 104 (16.33%) Firewall
3 93 (14.60%) DHCP
4 65 (10.20%) SAN
5 63 (9.89%) WAN
6 61 (9.58%) LAN
7 59 (9.26%) TCP/IP
8 51 (8.01%) Skype
9 36 (5.65%) VLAN
10 33 (5.18%) Internet
11 30 (4.71%) NetScaler
11 30 (4.71%) VPN
12 22 (3.45%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (2.67%) Remote Desktop
14 13 (2.04%) Wireless
15 12 (1.88%) NaaS
15 12 (1.88%) NAS
16 11 (1.73%) HTTP
17 10 (1.57%) MPLS
17 10 (1.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (16.95%) SQL Server
2 34 (5.34%) Oracle Database
3 18 (2.83%) SQL Server 2016
4 17 (2.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 14 (2.20%) Relational Database
7 13 (2.04%) Oracle Reports
8 11 (1.73%) Azure SQL Database
9 10 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 9 (1.41%) Big Data
11 8 (1.26%) Data Lake
12 7 (1.10%) Apache Hive
12 7 (1.10%) Apache Zeppelin
12 7 (1.10%) Hadoop
12 7 (1.10%) Impala
12 7 (1.10%) MySQL
12 7 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.78%) Data Warehouse
14 4 (0.63%) EDRMS
14 4 (0.63%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 19 (2.98%) Visual Studio
2 14 (2.20%) Visual Studio Team System
3 11 (1.73%) Git (software)
4 10 (1.57%) Subversion
5 9 (1.41%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (1.10%) MSBuild
6 7 (1.10%) MSTest
6 7 (1.10%) Ranorex
6 7 (1.10%) TeamCity
7 6 (0.94%) JIRA
7 6 (0.94%) StarTeam
8 5 (0.78%) MSI
8 5 (0.78%) Selenium
9 3 (0.47%) Eclipse
9 3 (0.47%) HP UFT
9 3 (0.47%) InstallShield
9 3 (0.47%) LoadRunner
9 3 (0.47%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (0.47%) SoapUI
9 3 (0.47%) TestNG
General
1 57 (8.95%) Finance
2 29 (4.55%) Public Sector
3 19 (2.98%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.35%) Banking
5 12 (1.88%) Law
5 12 (1.88%) Legal
5 12 (1.88%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.57%) Back Office
7 8 (1.26%) Advertising
7 8 (1.26%) Marketing
8 7 (1.10%) Electronics
8 7 (1.10%) Retail
9 4 (0.63%) Local Government
10 3 (0.47%) Automotive
11 2 (0.31%) Mandarin Language
11 2 (0.31%) Military
12 1 (0.16%) Billing
12 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.16%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 137 (21.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 70 (10.99%) Analyst
3 53 (8.32%) Support Engineer
4 48 (7.54%) Server Engineer
5 46 (7.22%) Architect
6 38 (5.97%) Windows Engineer
7 37 (5.81%) Consultant
7 37 (5.81%) IT Support
8 36 (5.65%) 2nd Line Support
8 36 (5.65%) Support Analyst
9 34 (5.34%) Administrator
10 33 (5.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 30 (4.71%) IT Analyst
12 26 (4.08%) 3rd Line Support
12 26 (4.08%) IT Support Analyst
13 24 (3.77%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (3.61%) 1st/2nd Line Support
15 22 (3.45%) Solutions Architect
15 22 (3.45%) Systems Administrator
16 21 (3.30%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (5.18%) .NET
2 20 (3.14%) Middleware
3 17 (2.67%) Web Services
4 14 (2.20%) REST
5 11 (1.73%) .NET Framework
6 10 (1.57%) LDAP
7 8 (1.26%) JSON
7 8 (1.26%) Oracle Fusion
8 7 (1.10%) 802.1X
8 7 (1.10%) Apache NiFi
8 7 (1.10%) Kafka
9 5 (0.78%) XML
9 5 (0.78%) X-Windows
10 4 (0.63%) CSS
10 4 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.63%) HTML
11 3 (0.47%) jQuery
11 3 (0.47%) RESTful
11 3 (0.47%) SOAP
11 3 (0.47%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.44%) Clustering
2 39 (6.12%) Data Centre
3 29 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 27 (4.24%) Fat Client
4 27 (4.24%) Thin Client
5 25 (3.92%) Management Information System
6 22 (3.45%) PKI
7 19 (2.98%) NHS
8 16 (2.51%) Replication
9 13 (2.04%) Self-Motivation
10 11 (1.73%) Driving Licence
11 9 (1.41%) Blackberry
11 9 (1.41%) Client/Server
11 9 (1.41%) Microsoft Licensing
12 8 (1.26%) Enterprise Storage
12 8 (1.26%) Linux Command Line
12 8 (1.26%) Public Cloud
13 6 (0.94%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.94%) PDA
13 6 (0.94%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 637 (100.00%) Windows
2 195 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
3 183 (28.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 123 (19.31%) Windows 10
5 90 (14.13%) Windows 7
6 88 (13.81%) Linux
7 48 (7.54%) Windows 8
8 43 (6.75%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (5.02%) Windows XP
10 31 (4.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (2.83%) Windows Vista
12 17 (2.67%) CentOS
13 10 (1.57%) VMS
14 8 (1.26%) Windows 2000
15 5 (0.78%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.78%) Unix
16 4 (0.63%) AIX
16 4 (0.63%) Android
16 4 (0.63%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.63%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (23.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 95 (14.91%) ITIL
3 77 (12.09%) Migration
4 69 (10.83%) Problem-Solving
5 53 (8.32%) Disaster Recovery
6 46 (7.22%) Change Management
7 44 (6.91%) Configuration Management
8 38 (5.97%) Agile Software Development
8 38 (5.97%) DevOps
9 30 (4.71%) Problem Management
10 26 (4.08%) Incident Management
11 25 (3.92%) Information Security
11 25 (3.92%) Project Delivery
12 24 (3.77%) ITSM
13 22 (3.45%) Service Management
14 21 (3.30%) Infrastructure Automation
14 21 (3.30%) Service Delivery
15 19 (2.98%) Root Cause Analysis
15 19 (2.98%) Validation
16 17 (2.67%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 138 (21.66%) PowerShell
2 98 (15.38%) SQL
3 31 (4.87%) Java
4 19 (2.98%) VBScript
5 16 (2.51%) C#
5 16 (2.51%) T-SQL
6 14 (2.20%) Bash Shell
7 10 (1.57%) Python
8 9 (1.41%) Perl
9 7 (1.10%) VB
10 5 (0.78%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.63%) C
12 3 (0.47%) F#
12 3 (0.47%) Go
12 3 (0.47%) Ruby
12 3 (0.47%) Shell Script
13 2 (0.31%) PL/SQL
13 2 (0.31%) REXX
14 1 (0.16%) Korn
14 1 (0.16%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 174 (27.32%) Security Cleared
2 92 (14.44%) SC Cleared
3 67 (10.52%) DV Cleared
4 58 (9.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 34 (5.34%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (4.71%) CCNA
7 29 (4.55%) Degree
8 24 (3.77%) MCSE
9 23 (3.61%) Citrix Certification
10 21 (3.30%) CCA
11 20 (3.14%) MCSA
12 19 (2.98%) MCITP
13 13 (2.04%) ISEB
14 11 (1.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 10 (1.57%) ISTQB
16 8 (1.26%) CCNP
16 8 (1.26%) MCP
17 4 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
18 3 (0.47%) ISEB Practitioner
18 3 (0.47%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.18%) SLA
2 23 (3.61%) QA
3 7 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.78%) GDPR
5 4 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.31%) Government Security Classifications
6 2 (0.31%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.31%) NCSC
7 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.16%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 345 (54.16%) Active Directory
2 190 (29.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 102 (16.01%) Hyper-V
4 68 (10.68%) VMware ESXi
5 63 (9.89%) XenApp
6 58 (9.11%) XenDesktop
7 51 (8.01%) vSphere
8 27 (4.24%) Virtual Machines
9 23 (3.61%) Virtual Servers
10 21 (3.30%) DFS Replication
11 19 (2.98%) Docker
12 15 (2.35%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 13 (2.04%) vCloud
14 12 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
15 11 (1.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 10 (1.57%) LXC
16 10 (1.57%) Microsoft App-V
17 6 (0.94%) Firmware
17 6 (0.94%) VMware NSX
18 5 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 124 (19.47%) SCCM
2 56 (8.79%) SCOM
3 41 (6.44%) WSUS
4 19 (2.98%) Microsoft Intune
4 19 (2.98%) vCenter Server
5 17 (2.67%) Kubernetes
6 13 (2.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 13 (2.04%) Puppet
7 12 (1.88%) Ansible
8 11 (1.73%) Backup Exec
8 11 (1.73%) HP Quality Center
9 10 (1.57%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 10 (1.57%) Single Sign-On
10 9 (1.41%) McAfee ePO
11 8 (1.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 8 (1.26%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (1.26%) Norton AntiVirus
11 8 (1.26%) ServiceCenter
12 7 (1.10%) Oozie
12 7 (1.10%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 312 (48.98%) VMware
2 308 (48.35%) Microsoft
3 129 (20.25%) Citrix
4 89 (13.97%) Cisco
5 75 (11.77%) Oracle
6 37 (5.81%) HP
7 27 (4.24%) Adobe
8 22 (3.45%) Dell
9 20 (3.14%) IBM
10 19 (2.98%) McAfee
10 19 (2.98%) Red Hat
10 19 (2.98%) Symantec
11 18 (2.83%) Juniper
12 16 (2.51%) Ivanti
13 15 (2.35%) EMC
13 15 (2.35%) F5
13 15 (2.35%) Meraki
13 15 (2.35%) Remedy
14 14 (2.20%) Apple
15 13 (2.04%) SAP