Period
to 19 August 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 19 August 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
19 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 53 52 61
Rank change year-on-year -1 +9 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 591 697 583
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 4.04% 4.18% 3.62%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.94% 19.16% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 388 353
South East median daily rate £380 £375 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.33% +10.29% -2.86%
10th Percentile £155 £169 £143
90th Percentile £521 £525 £475
England median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +1.33% +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 47 37
South East median hourly rate £22.93 £20.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.65% +33.33% -29.68%
10th Percentile £16.50 £13.30 £11.78
90th Percentile £82.50 £47.18 £25.30
England median hourly rate £19.87 £21.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.40% +31.25% -20.00%

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 3,121 3,637 3,562
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.36% 21.82% 22.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,826 1,968 1,958
South East median daily rate £413 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.13% +5.26%
10th Percentile £156 £168 £187
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +5.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 245 319 271
South East median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76% -6.85%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.50
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.68% +5.35%

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 19 August 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 19 August 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 19 August 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 -7 237 £400 +3.23% 73
Thames Valley -11 202 £350 +7.69% 89
Berkshire -12 109 £300 - 38
Surrey +28 71 £325 -2.99% 58
Buckinghamshire +22 54 £425 +41.67% 22
West Sussex +12 43 £413 - 14
Oxfordshire -8 39 £300 -20.00% 29
Kent -9 23 £338 +3.85% 27
East Sussex +1 8 £375 -15.49% 13
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 August 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.

1 591 (100.00%) Windows
2 324 (54.82%) Active Directory
3 290 (49.07%) Microsoft
4 272 (46.02%) VMware
5 174 (29.44%) Office 365
6 172 (29.10%) Microsoft Azure
7 169 (28.60%) VMware Infrastructure
8 168 (28.43%) Windows Server 2012
9 151 (25.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 138 (23.35%) PowerShell
10 138 (23.35%) Windows Server 2008
11 134 (22.67%) Security Cleared
12 123 (20.81%) Citrix
13 122 (20.64%) SCCM
14 121 (20.47%) Hyper-V
15 119 (20.14%) Windows 10
16 117 (19.80%) DNS
17 114 (19.29%) ITIL
18 112 (18.95%) SQL Server
18 112 (18.95%) Firewall
19 102 (17.26%) SQL
20 96 (16.24%) MS Exchange
21 91 (15.40%) Cisco
22 87 (14.72%) Migration
23 84 (14.21%) Linux
24 80 (13.54%) VMware ESXi
25 79 (13.37%) Amazon AWS
26 78 (13.20%) SharePoint
27 76 (12.86%) SC Cleared
28 74 (12.52%) DHCP

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 96 (16.24%) MS Exchange
2 78 (13.20%) SharePoint
3 58 (9.81%) Skype for Business
4 45 (7.61%) IIS
5 43 (7.28%) Exchange Server 2010
6 29 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 14 (2.37%) WebLogic
8 8 (1.35%) Apache
8 8 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.18%) Confluence
9 7 (1.18%) GlassFish
9 7 (1.18%) WebSphere
10 6 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
11 5 (0.85%) OpenStack
11 5 (0.85%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (0.85%) Tomcat
12 4 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
12 4 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.68%) K2 blackpearl
12 4 (0.68%) nginx
Applications
1 73 (12.35%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (2.88%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (1.35%) MS Visio
4 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.17%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.17%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.17%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 174 (29.44%) Office 365
2 172 (29.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 79 (13.37%) Amazon AWS
4 44 (7.45%) IaaS
5 42 (7.11%) PaaS
5 42 (7.11%) SaaS
6 36 (6.09%) Azure Active Directory
7 14 (2.37%) Yammer
8 11 (1.86%) Google Cloud Platform
8 11 (1.86%) OpenShift
9 10 (1.69%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 7 (1.18%) NuGet
11 5 (0.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.68%) OneDrive
12 4 (0.68%) SuccessFactors
13 3 (0.51%) Azure Stack
13 3 (0.51%) Boomi
13 3 (0.51%) Power Platform
14 2 (0.34%) G Suite
14 2 (0.34%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 117 (19.80%) DNS
2 112 (18.95%) Firewall
3 74 (12.52%) DHCP
4 69 (11.68%) LAN
5 63 (10.66%) WAN
6 49 (8.29%) Skype
7 47 (7.95%) TCP/IP
8 46 (7.78%) SAN
9 40 (6.77%) VLAN
10 32 (5.41%) NetScaler
11 27 (4.57%) VPN
12 21 (3.55%) Internet
13 19 (3.21%) Cisco ASA
14 13 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
15 11 (1.86%) HTTP
16 10 (1.69%) NAS
16 10 (1.69%) Wi-Fi
17 9 (1.52%) MPLS
17 9 (1.52%) VoIP
18 8 (1.35%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 112 (18.95%) SQL Server
2 36 (6.09%) Oracle Database
3 18 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (2.20%) SQL Server 2016
5 10 (1.69%) Relational Database
6 9 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (1.02%) MySQL
7 6 (1.02%) Oracle Database 12c
7 6 (1.02%) Oracle Reports
7 6 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (0.85%) Big Data
8 5 (0.85%) Hadoop
8 5 (0.85%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (0.51%) Apache Hive
9 3 (0.51%) Apache Zeppelin
9 3 (0.51%) BusinessObjects
9 3 (0.51%) Data Lake
9 3 (0.51%) Impala
9 3 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (2.03%) Visual Studio
2 11 (1.86%) Git (software)
2 11 (1.86%) JIRA
3 10 (1.69%) Visual Studio Team System
4 8 (1.35%) Subversion
4 8 (1.35%) TeamCity
5 7 (1.18%) MSBuild
5 7 (1.18%) MSI
5 7 (1.18%) MSTest
5 7 (1.18%) Ranorex
6 5 (0.85%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.51%) InstallShield
7 3 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.34%) StarTeam
9 1 (0.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 1 (0.17%) Bitbucket
9 1 (0.17%) JMeter
9 1 (0.17%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.17%) Selenium
9 1 (0.17%) WiX
General
1 72 (12.18%) Finance
2 28 (4.74%) Public Sector
3 18 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 14 (2.37%) Back Office
5 11 (1.86%) Manufacturing
6 10 (1.69%) Legal
7 9 (1.52%) Retail
8 8 (1.35%) Banking
8 8 (1.35%) Law
9 7 (1.18%) Electronics
9 7 (1.18%) Marketing
9 7 (1.18%) Online Betting
10 6 (1.02%) Publishing
11 4 (0.68%) Automotive
12 3 (0.51%) Advertising
12 3 (0.51%) German Language
13 2 (0.34%) Local Government
13 2 (0.34%) Military
13 2 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
14 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 137 (23.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 71 (12.01%) Analyst
3 57 (9.64%) Support Engineer
4 51 (8.63%) Architect
5 41 (6.94%) IT Support
5 41 (6.94%) Server Engineer
6 36 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support
7 35 (5.92%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 31 (5.25%) Consultant
8 31 (5.25%) Windows Engineer
9 30 (5.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 30 (5.08%) Administrator
9 30 (5.08%) Support Analyst
10 28 (4.74%) 2nd Line Support
11 27 (4.57%) IT Analyst
12 24 (4.06%) Infrastructure Architect
12 24 (4.06%) Infrastructure Support
12 24 (4.06%) VMware Engineer
13 22 (3.72%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 20 (3.38%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (4.06%) .NET
1 24 (4.06%) Middleware
2 19 (3.21%) Web Services
3 16 (2.71%) LDAP
4 14 (2.37%) REST
5 11 (1.86%) .NET Framework
6 10 (1.69%) Oracle Fusion
7 8 (1.35%) JSON
8 7 (1.18%) HTML
9 5 (0.85%) XML
10 4 (0.68%) CSS
10 4 (0.68%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (0.68%) SailPoint
11 3 (0.51%) Ajax
11 3 (0.51%) Apache NiFi
11 3 (0.51%) Java RMI
11 3 (0.51%) jQuery
11 3 (0.51%) Kafka
11 3 (0.51%) SOAP
11 3 (0.51%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 49 (8.29%) Clustering
2 34 (5.75%) Data Centre
3 31 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (4.06%) Fat Client
4 24 (4.06%) Thin Client
5 22 (3.72%) Management Information System
6 20 (3.38%) PKI
7 17 (2.88%) Public Cloud
8 15 (2.54%) NHS
9 14 (2.37%) Driving Licence
10 11 (1.86%) Replication
10 11 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.35%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.02%) Cloud Native
13 6 (1.02%) Data Protection Act
13 6 (1.02%) DataPower
13 6 (1.02%) Microsoft Licensing
14 5 (0.85%) Mainframe
15 4 (0.68%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 591 (100.00%) Windows
2 168 (28.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 138 (23.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 119 (20.14%) Windows 10
5 84 (14.21%) Linux
6 72 (12.18%) Windows 7
7 34 (5.75%) Windows 8
8 33 (5.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (2.88%) Windows XP
11 14 (2.37%) CentOS
11 14 (2.37%) Unix
12 13 (2.20%) Windows Vista
13 10 (1.69%) AIX
14 9 (1.52%) Solaris
14 9 (1.52%) Ubuntu
15 4 (0.68%) Apple iOS
15 4 (0.68%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 3 (0.51%) Android
16 3 (0.51%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 151 (25.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 114 (19.29%) ITIL
3 87 (14.72%) Migration
4 53 (8.97%) Problem-Solving
5 51 (8.63%) DevOps
6 36 (6.09%) Agile Software Development
7 34 (5.75%) Change Management
7 34 (5.75%) Disaster Recovery
8 28 (4.74%) Problem Management
9 27 (4.57%) Configuration Management
10 26 (4.40%) Data Protection
11 25 (4.23%) TOGAF
12 24 (4.06%) Infrastructure Automation
13 23 (3.89%) Information Security
14 20 (3.38%) Project Delivery
14 20 (3.38%) Project Management
15 19 (3.21%) Incident Management
15 19 (3.21%) Service Management
16 16 (2.71%) Data Migration
17 15 (2.54%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 138 (23.35%) PowerShell
2 102 (17.26%) SQL
3 27 (4.57%) Java
4 21 (3.55%) VBScript
5 13 (2.20%) C#
6 12 (2.03%) T-SQL
7 10 (1.69%) JavaScript
8 9 (1.52%) Bash Shell
9 7 (1.18%) Perl
10 6 (1.02%) VB
11 3 (0.51%) PL/SQL
11 3 (0.51%) Python
11 3 (0.51%) REXX
11 3 (0.51%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.34%) C
12 2 (0.34%) ES6
13 1 (0.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 134 (22.67%) Security Cleared
2 76 (12.86%) SC Cleared
3 54 (9.14%) Microsoft Certification
4 50 (8.46%) DV Cleared
5 31 (5.25%) MCSE
6 29 (4.91%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (4.06%) CCNA
7 24 (4.06%) Degree
8 18 (3.05%) Citrix Certification
9 17 (2.88%) CCA
10 16 (2.71%) MCITP
10 16 (2.71%) MCSA
11 14 (2.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (1.52%) CCNP
13 7 (1.18%) MCP
14 5 (0.85%) MCTS
14 5 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
14 5 (0.85%) VCP5
15 4 (0.68%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.68%) IISP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (5.92%) SLA
2 18 (3.05%) QA
3 8 (1.35%) GDPR
4 6 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.68%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.51%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.51%) Government Security Classifications
7 3 (0.51%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 3 (0.51%) PMO
8 2 (0.34%) PCI DSS
9 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.17%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 22301
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 31000
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.17%) NIST
System Software
1 324 (54.82%) Active Directory
2 169 (28.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 121 (20.47%) Hyper-V
4 80 (13.54%) VMware ESXi
5 67 (11.34%) XenApp
6 56 (9.48%) XenDesktop
7 52 (8.80%) vSphere
8 23 (3.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 20 (3.38%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 19 (3.21%) Virtual Machines
11 14 (2.37%) DFS Replication
12 10 (1.69%) Docker
13 9 (1.52%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (1.35%) LXC
15 6 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
15 6 (1.02%) vCloud
15 6 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
15 6 (1.02%) VMware Server
16 5 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 5 (0.85%) Xen
Systems Management
1 122 (20.64%) SCCM
2 56 (9.48%) SCOM
3 34 (5.75%) WSUS
4 25 (4.23%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (3.21%) vCenter Server
6 13 (2.20%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 13 (2.20%) Microsoft Clustering
7 12 (2.03%) vRealize
8 11 (1.86%) Single Sign-On
9 10 (1.69%) Ansible
9 10 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 9 (1.52%) Kubernetes
11 8 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
12 7 (1.18%) SCVMM
13 6 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
13 6 (1.02%) Data Guard
13 6 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
13 6 (1.02%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 5 (0.85%) Oracle Identity Management
14 5 (0.85%) SCSM
Vendors
1 290 (49.07%) Microsoft
2 272 (46.02%) VMware
3 123 (20.81%) Citrix
4 91 (15.40%) Cisco
5 71 (12.01%) Oracle
6 35 (5.92%) HP
7 34 (5.75%) IBM
8 25 (4.23%) Red Hat
9 18 (3.05%) Juniper
10 16 (2.71%) Dell
11 14 (2.37%) McAfee
11 14 (2.37%) SAP
12 13 (2.20%) Google
12 13 (2.20%) Veeam
13 12 (2.03%) Adobe
13 12 (2.03%) F5
13 12 (2.03%) Ivanti
13 12 (2.03%) Meraki
13 12 (2.03%) Splunk
14 9 (1.52%) Symantec