Period
to 26 October 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 26 October 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
26 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 49 46 53
Rank change year-on-year -3 +7 -8
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 138 623 679
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 3.85% 4.55% 4.12%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.85% 20.46% 19.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 97 439 411
Median daily rate £448 £383 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.12% -0.65% +10.00%
10th Percentile £190 £155 £178
90th Percentile £566 £541 £538
England median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 26 36
Median hourly rate £35.00 £43.71 £22.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.93% +92.43% +37.67%
10th Percentile £10.75 £20.12 £11.75
90th Percentile £57.50 £82.50 £47.29
England median hourly rate £35.00 £20.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year +75.00% -16.67% +42.81%

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 732 3,045 3,465
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 20.41% 22.26% 21.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 1,757 1,857
Median daily rate £408 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% - -
10th Percentile £155 £147 £163
90th Percentile £563 £575 £575
England median daily rate £445 £425 £433
% change year-on-year +4.71% -1.73% +1.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 72 240 310
Median hourly rate £27.00 £18.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% +2.86% -
10th Percentile £10.25 £11.79 £11.18
90th Percentile £52.13 £53.88 £51.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +14.29% - -

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 26 October 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 26 October 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 26 October 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 +4 87 £488 +21.88% 23
Thames Valley -13 29 £290 -17.14% 32
Berkshire +15 18 £388 +19.23% 13
West Sussex +32 13 £300 -18.37% 5
Oxfordshire +20 6 £233 -16.96% 11
Surrey +12 5 £413 +7.14% 17
Buckinghamshire +3 5 £375 -14.29% 8
East Sussex +19 3 £110 -72.50% 3
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 26 October 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.

1 138 (100.00%) Windows
2 87 (63.04%) VMware
3 75 (54.35%) Active Directory
4 63 (45.65%) VMware Infrastructure
5 62 (44.93%) Microsoft
6 58 (42.03%) Security Cleared
7 55 (39.86%) Linux
7 55 (39.86%) PowerShell
8 42 (30.43%) SC Cleared
9 41 (29.71%) Firewall
10 39 (28.26%) DevOps
11 38 (27.54%) vSphere
11 38 (27.54%) DNS
12 34 (24.64%) DHCP
13 33 (23.91%) Azure
13 33 (23.91%) Windows Server 2016
14 32 (23.19%) JIRA
15 30 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
15 30 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
15 30 (21.74%) Ansible
16 29 (21.01%) Windows 10
16 29 (21.01%) Terraform
16 29 (21.01%) SQL
17 28 (20.29%) VLAN
17 28 (20.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 25 (18.12%) Office 365
18 25 (18.12%) Jenkins
18 25 (18.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 24 (17.39%) Infrastructure as Code
20 23 (16.67%) Packer

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 20 (14.49%) SharePoint
2 12 (8.70%) Skype for Business
3 11 (7.97%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.62%) Confluence
4 5 (3.62%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (2.90%) nginx
6 3 (2.17%) IIS
7 2 (1.45%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 2 (1.45%) WebLogic
7 2 (1.45%) WebSphere
8 1 (0.72%) Apache
8 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 12 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (6.52%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (6.52%) MS Visio
3 7 (5.07%) SOLIDWORKS
4 1 (0.72%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.72%) Movex
2 1 (0.72%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.72%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.72%) StreamServe
Cloud Services
1 33 (23.91%) Azure
2 25 (18.12%) Office 365
3 23 (16.67%) GitHub
4 15 (10.87%) AWS
5 9 (6.52%) Azure Active Directory
6 8 (5.80%) IaaS
7 6 (4.35%) SaaS
8 5 (3.62%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (2.90%) Amazon GuardDuty
9 4 (2.90%) OneDrive
10 2 (1.45%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (1.45%) Amazon ECS
10 2 (1.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
10 2 (1.45%) PaaS
10 2 (1.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.72%) Amazon EKS
11 1 (0.72%) AWS CodePipeline
11 1 (0.72%) AWS Fargate
11 1 (0.72%) Serverless
11 1 (0.72%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 41 (29.71%) Firewall
2 38 (27.54%) DNS
3 34 (24.64%) DHCP
4 28 (20.29%) VLAN
5 21 (15.22%) Reverse Proxy
6 17 (12.32%) SNMP
7 12 (8.70%) Skype
7 12 (8.70%) VPN
8 11 (7.97%) WAN
9 9 (6.52%) LAN
9 9 (6.52%) TCP/IP
10 6 (4.35%) PBX
10 6 (4.35%) SMTP
10 6 (4.35%) VSAN
11 4 (2.90%) IPsec
11 4 (2.90%) POP3
11 4 (2.90%) SAN
12 3 (2.17%) Internet
12 3 (2.17%) Kerberos
12 3 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (10.14%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.90%) DB2
3 2 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 2 (1.45%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.45%) MySQL
3 2 (1.45%) Oracle Database
3 2 (1.45%) Oracle ODI
3 2 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (1.45%) RDBMS
3 2 (1.45%) Relational Database
3 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (0.72%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.72%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.72%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.72%) Oracle Exadata
4 1 (0.72%) Qlik Sense
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 32 (23.19%) JIRA
2 25 (18.12%) Jenkins
3 23 (16.67%) Git (software)
4 21 (15.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 21 (15.22%) GitLab
5 7 (5.07%) Oracle Forms
6 5 (3.62%) Bitbucket
7 3 (2.17%) Visual Studio
8 2 (1.45%) Subversion
9 1 (0.72%) FishEye
9 1 (0.72%) SonarQube
9 1 (0.72%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (7.97%) Public Sector
2 4 (2.90%) Finance
2 4 (2.90%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.17%) Electronics
3 3 (2.17%) Marketing
3 3 (2.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.45%) Digital Economy
4 2 (1.45%) Retail
5 1 (0.72%) Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.72%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (18.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (13.04%) DevOps Engineer
3 15 (10.87%) Wintel Engineer
4 14 (10.14%) Analyst
5 12 (8.70%) Administrator
5 12 (8.70%) Architect
5 12 (8.70%) Support Engineer
6 9 (6.52%) Support Analyst
7 8 (5.80%) Applications Support
8 7 (5.07%) Consultant
8 7 (5.07%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.62%) 2nd Line Support
9 5 (3.62%) Applications Support Analyst
9 5 (3.62%) Office 365 Administrator
9 5 (3.62%) Senior Wintel Engineer
9 5 (3.62%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (2.90%) Azure Administrator
10 4 (2.90%) Azure Engineer
10 4 (2.90%) ERP Analyst
10 4 (2.90%) ERP Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.97%) Elastic Stack
1 11 (7.97%) gRPC
1 11 (7.97%) REST
1 11 (7.97%) RESTful
1 11 (7.97%) Swagger
2 7 (5.07%) .NET
2 7 (5.07%) EDI
3 5 (3.62%) LDAP
4 4 (2.90%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.45%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (1.45%) SAML
6 1 (0.72%) Oracle GoldenGate
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.97%) Analytical Skills
1 11 (7.97%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.25%) PKI
3 5 (3.62%) Cloud Native
4 4 (2.90%) Clustering
4 4 (2.90%) Replication
4 4 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
5 3 (2.17%) Driving Licence
5 3 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.17%) Private Cloud
5 3 (2.17%) Public Cloud
5 3 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.45%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.72%) AS400
7 1 (0.72%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.72%) Digital Signage
7 1 (0.72%) Embedded Systems
7 1 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.72%) EPoS
7 1 (0.72%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 138 (100.00%) Windows
2 55 (39.86%) Linux
3 33 (23.91%) Windows Server 2016
4 29 (21.01%) Windows 10
5 25 (18.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (15.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 21 (15.22%) CentOS
8 15 (10.87%) Windows Server 2019
9 10 (7.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (6.52%) Unix
10 9 (6.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (3.62%) AIX
11 5 (3.62%) Windows 7
12 2 (1.45%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
13 1 (0.72%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.72%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
13 1 (0.72%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (28.26%) DevOps
2 30 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (21.74%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (20.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (17.39%) Infrastructure as Code
5 23 (16.67%) Configuration Management
6 21 (15.22%) Continuous Deployment
6 21 (15.22%) Migration
7 13 (9.42%) Continuous Delivery
7 13 (9.42%) Service Management
7 13 (9.42%) Systems Engineering
8 12 (8.70%) Microservices
9 11 (7.97%) High Availability
10 8 (5.80%) Load Balancing
11 7 (5.07%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (5.07%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (5.07%) ERP
11 7 (5.07%) ITIL
11 7 (5.07%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (4.35%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 55 (39.86%) PowerShell
2 29 (21.01%) SQL
3 15 (10.87%) Python
4 12 (8.70%) Bash Shell
4 12 (8.70%) C#
5 11 (7.97%) Go
6 4 (2.90%) Shell Script
7 3 (2.17%) C
8 1 (0.72%) AWK
8 1 (0.72%) Bourne shell
8 1 (0.72%) C++
8 1 (0.72%) C-shell
8 1 (0.72%) Java
8 1 (0.72%) MATLAB
8 1 (0.72%) Perl
8 1 (0.72%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.72%) REXX
8 1 (0.72%) sed
8 1 (0.72%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 58 (42.03%) Security Cleared
2 42 (30.43%) SC Cleared
3 19 (13.77%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (9.42%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.62%) CCNA
5 5 (3.62%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (3.62%) Degree
6 4 (2.90%) CCNP
6 4 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 4 (2.90%) MCSE
6 4 (2.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.17%) MCSA
8 2 (1.45%) BC Cleared
8 2 (1.45%) CISSP
8 2 (1.45%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.72%) AWS Certification
9 1 (0.72%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.07%) SLA
2 2 (1.45%) NCSC
3 1 (0.72%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 75 (54.35%) Active Directory
2 63 (45.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (27.54%) vSphere
4 22 (15.94%) Docker
5 9 (6.52%) Hyper-V
5 9 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.35%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.45%) Terminal Server
7 2 (1.45%) Terminal Services
7 2 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.45%) VMware NSX
7 2 (1.45%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.72%) DFS Replication
8 1 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (0.72%) UAG
8 1 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.72%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 30 (21.74%) Ansible
2 29 (21.01%) Terraform
3 23 (16.67%) Packer
4 22 (15.94%) SCCM
5 21 (15.22%) Kubernetes
5 21 (15.22%) Opscode Chef
5 21 (15.22%) Puppet
6 11 (7.97%) Grafana
6 11 (7.97%) Prometheus
6 11 (7.97%) ZABBIX
7 8 (5.80%) SCOM
8 7 (5.07%) WSUS
9 6 (4.35%) HAProxy
10 4 (2.90%) Failover Clustering
10 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (2.90%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (2.90%) Tivoli
10 4 (2.90%) vCenter Server
11 3 (2.17%) Netcool
11 3 (2.17%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 87 (63.04%) VMware
2 62 (44.93%) Microsoft
3 21 (15.22%) Atlassian
4 18 (13.04%) Oracle
5 16 (11.59%) Cisco
6 14 (10.14%) Dell
7 13 (9.42%) Citrix
8 12 (8.70%) EMC
8 12 (8.70%) McAfee
9 11 (7.97%) Splunk
10 7 (5.07%) Baan
10 7 (5.07%) Concur
10 7 (5.07%) Hyperion
10 7 (5.07%) Tripwire
11 6 (4.35%) Red Hat
11 6 (4.35%) Sonus
12 5 (3.62%) CA
12 5 (3.62%) HP
12 5 (3.62%) Juniper
12 5 (3.62%) Veeam