Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 38 54 52
Rank change year-on-year +16 -2 +4
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 479 633 685
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 4.86% 4.01% 4.09%
As % of the Operating Systems category 22.90% 18.23% 18.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 444 373
Median daily rate £390 £396 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% +13.14% +4.48%
10th Percentile £133 £171 £145
90th Percentile £525 £536 £499
England median daily rate £375 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -6.25% +14.29% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 11 37
Median hourly rate £18.00 £48.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.89% +177.14% -36.36%
10th Percentile £14.20 £17.63 £11.61
90th Percentile £44.60 £52.50 £46.60
England median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year -9.30% +26.47% -10.53%

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 2,092 3,473 3,800
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 21.24% 21.98% 22.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,204 2,025 2,086
Median daily rate £391 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.15% +3.13% +1.91%
10th Percentile £126 £158 £143
90th Percentile £575 £575 £575
England median daily rate £425 £433 £438
% change year-on-year -1.85% -1.03% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 221 282 287
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% -8.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £50.25
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.38
% change year-on-year - +0.72% +5.30%

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 29 March 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 29 March 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 29 March 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 +25 185 £411 -0.30% 56
Thames Valley +2 173 £375 -3.85% 74
Berkshire +7 98 £363 -14.71% 30
Surrey +46 61 £300 -13.04% 42
Buckinghamshire -3 56 £403 +17.09% 19
West Sussex +1 22 £263 -36.36% 11
Oxfordshire -9 19 £128 -68.13% 25
East Sussex +18 17 £425 +24.27% 4
Kent +15 15 £308 -8.89% 19
Middlesex - 2 £265 -
Sussex - 2 £250 -
Isle of Wight - 1 £450 -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 477 (99.58%) Windows
2 315 (65.76%) Active Directory
3 225 (46.97%) VMware
4 205 (42.80%) Microsoft
5 146 (30.48%) VMware Infrastructure
6 138 (28.81%) Windows Server 2012
7 133 (27.77%) Office 365
8 131 (27.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 125 (26.10%) Security Cleared
10 108 (22.55%) Azure
11 106 (22.13%) Windows Server 2016
11 106 (22.13%) DNS
12 97 (20.25%) Windows 7
13 94 (19.62%) PowerShell
14 90 (18.79%) Citrix
15 88 (18.37%) DHCP
15 88 (18.37%) Windows 10
16 83 (17.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 82 (17.12%) MS Exchange
18 74 (15.45%) Migration
19 71 (14.82%) Problem-Solving
20 70 (14.61%) Firewall
21 68 (14.20%) SCCM
22 67 (13.99%) SC Cleared
22 67 (13.99%) ITIL
23 66 (13.78%) Hyper-V
24 65 (13.57%) DV Cleared
25 61 (12.73%) Cisco
26 60 (12.53%) Linux
27 57 (11.90%) 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 82 (17.12%) MS Exchange
2 42 (8.77%) SharePoint
3 38 (7.93%) Skype for Business
4 28 (5.85%) IIS
5 20 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2003
5 20 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (3.76%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (2.51%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (1.67%) Documentum
9 7 (1.46%) Apache
9 7 (1.46%) Tomcat
10 3 (0.63%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.42%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.42%) OpenStack
11 2 (0.42%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.42%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.21%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.21%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.21%) JBoss
12 1 (0.21%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 57 (11.90%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (5.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 21 (4.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 21 (4.38%) Microsoft Project
3 21 (4.38%) Spreadsheet
4 20 (4.18%) MS Visio
5 17 (3.55%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.21%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 21 (4.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.63%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.42%) SnowdropKCS
4 1 (0.21%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.21%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 133 (27.77%) Office 365
2 108 (22.55%) Azure
3 34 (7.10%) AWS
4 21 (4.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (2.51%) IaaS
5 12 (2.51%) SaaS
6 10 (2.09%) GitHub
7 9 (1.88%) Yammer
8 7 (1.46%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 7 (1.46%) PaaS
9 3 (0.63%) GCP
9 3 (0.63%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.42%) Akamai
10 2 (0.42%) OneDrive
10 2 (0.42%) PowerApps
10 2 (0.42%) Serverless
11 1 (0.21%) Asana
11 1 (0.21%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.21%) Microsoft Flow
11 1 (0.21%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 106 (22.13%) DNS
2 88 (18.37%) DHCP
3 70 (14.61%) Firewall
4 42 (8.77%) TCP/IP
5 41 (8.56%) Skype
6 38 (7.93%) WAN
7 36 (7.52%) LAN
8 34 (7.10%) SAN
9 31 (6.47%) VPN
10 27 (5.64%) VoIP
11 24 (5.01%) Internet
11 24 (5.01%) VLAN
12 20 (4.18%) Remote Desktop
12 20 (4.18%) WebEx
13 15 (3.13%) Wireless
14 12 (2.51%) NetScaler
14 12 (2.51%) PBX
15 11 (2.30%) IPsec
16 9 (1.88%) SNMP
17 8 (1.67%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.71%) Oracle Database
3 7 (1.46%) EDRMS
3 7 (1.46%) Relational Database
3 7 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 7 (1.46%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (0.63%) EDMS
7 3 (0.63%) MySQL
7 3 (0.63%) OLTP
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
7 3 (0.63%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.63%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (0.42%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (2.09%) JIRA
2 9 (1.88%) Subversion
2 9 (1.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (1.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 6 (1.25%) Eclipse
4 6 (1.25%) Git (software)
4 6 (1.25%) MSI
4 6 (1.25%) StarTeam
5 5 (1.04%) NUnit
5 5 (1.04%) ReSharper
5 5 (1.04%) StyleCop
5 5 (1.04%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.63%) GitLab
6 3 (0.63%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.63%) Selenium
7 2 (0.42%) Ant
7 2 (0.42%) LoadRunner
7 2 (0.42%) Oracle APEX
7 2 (0.42%) TestNG
7 2 (0.42%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 28 (5.85%) Finance
2 20 (4.18%) Public Sector
3 10 (2.09%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.67%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.25%) Marketing
6 5 (1.04%) Electronics
7 4 (0.84%) Back Office
7 4 (0.84%) Law
7 4 (0.84%) Legal
8 3 (0.63%) Advertising
8 3 (0.63%) French Language
8 3 (0.63%) German Language
8 3 (0.63%) Spanish Language
9 2 (0.42%) Automotive
9 2 (0.42%) Local Government
9 2 (0.42%) Police
10 1 (0.21%) Banking
10 1 (0.21%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.21%) Mandarin Language
10 1 (0.21%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 75 (15.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 56 (11.69%) Support Engineer
3 55 (11.48%) Analyst
4 36 (7.52%) Windows Engineer
5 31 (6.47%) 2nd Line Support
5 31 (6.47%) IT Support
6 29 (6.05%) Architect
7 27 (5.64%) IT Engineer
8 26 (5.43%) 3rd Line Support
9 25 (5.22%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 25 (5.22%) Consultant
9 25 (5.22%) Server Engineer
10 22 (4.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 21 (4.38%) Administrator
12 19 (3.97%) IT Support Engineer
12 19 (3.97%) Service Analyst
13 18 (3.76%) Desktop Support
13 18 (3.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 18 (3.76%) Service Desk Analyst
14 17 (3.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.38%) .NET
2 15 (3.13%) Middleware
3 11 (2.30%) Web Services
4 9 (1.88%) 802.1X
4 9 (1.88%) LDAP
5 6 (1.25%) AngularJS
5 6 (1.25%) HTML
6 5 (1.04%) .NET Framework
6 5 (1.04%) ASP.NET Web API
6 5 (1.04%) HTML5
6 5 (1.04%) J2EE
6 5 (1.04%) jQuery
6 5 (1.04%) OAuth
6 5 (1.04%) OpenID
6 5 (1.04%) WCF
7 3 (0.63%) Caliburn.Micro
7 3 (0.63%) Elastic Stack
7 3 (0.63%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.63%) REST
7 3 (0.63%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (8.56%) Data Centre
2 38 (7.93%) Analytical Skills
3 37 (7.72%) PKI
4 22 (4.59%) Blackberry
5 21 (4.38%) Management Information System
6 20 (4.18%) Self-Motivation
7 18 (3.76%) Clustering
7 18 (3.76%) PDA
8 12 (2.51%) NHS
9 7 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 7 (1.46%) Fat Client
9 7 (1.46%) Thin Client
10 6 (1.25%) Client/Server
11 5 (1.04%) Chip and PIN
11 5 (1.04%) Cloud Native
11 5 (1.04%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (1.04%) Public Cloud
11 5 (1.04%) Smartphone
12 4 (0.84%) Driving Licence
12 4 (0.84%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 477 (99.58%) Windows
2 138 (28.81%) Windows Server 2012
3 131 (27.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 106 (22.13%) Windows Server 2016
5 97 (20.25%) Windows 7
6 88 (18.37%) Windows 10
7 60 (12.53%) Linux
8 53 (11.06%) Windows Server 2003
9 32 (6.68%) Windows Vista
10 28 (5.85%) Windows XP
11 24 (5.01%) Windows 8
12 22 (4.59%) Windows Server 2019
13 20 (4.18%) Windows 2000
14 15 (3.13%) Unix
15 13 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 13 (2.71%) VMS
16 6 (1.25%) Solaris
17 5 (1.04%) AIX
17 5 (1.04%) Mac OS
17 5 (1.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (17.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 74 (15.45%) Migration
3 71 (14.82%) Problem-Solving
4 67 (13.99%) ITIL
5 43 (8.98%) Configuration Management
6 34 (7.10%) Incident Management
6 34 (7.10%) ITSM
7 29 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 21 (4.38%) High Availability
9 20 (4.18%) DevOps
10 19 (3.97%) Project Delivery
10 19 (3.97%) Root Cause Analysis
10 19 (3.97%) Service Delivery
10 19 (3.97%) Service Management
10 19 (3.97%) Validation
11 17 (3.55%) Change Management
11 17 (3.55%) Security Patching
12 16 (3.34%) Test Automation
13 14 (2.92%) Agile Software Development
13 14 (2.92%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 94 (19.62%) PowerShell
2 53 (11.06%) SQL
3 16 (3.34%) Java
4 14 (2.92%) Bash Shell
4 14 (2.92%) Python
5 12 (2.51%) C#
6 11 (2.30%) VB
7 8 (1.67%) VBScript
8 6 (1.25%) Perl
9 4 (0.84%) C++
10 3 (0.63%) Go
11 2 (0.42%) C
11 2 (0.42%) F#
11 2 (0.42%) JavaScript
11 2 (0.42%) Ruby
11 2 (0.42%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.42%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.21%) PHP
12 1 (0.21%) Scala
12 1 (0.21%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 125 (26.10%) Security Cleared
2 67 (13.99%) SC Cleared
3 65 (13.57%) DV Cleared
4 46 (9.60%) Microsoft Certification
5 25 (5.22%) Cisco Certification
6 23 (4.80%) MCSA
7 21 (4.38%) CCNA
7 21 (4.38%) MCSE
8 18 (3.76%) Degree
9 12 (2.51%) ISEB
9 12 (2.51%) MCP
10 11 (2.30%) ISTQB
11 10 (2.09%) CCNP
12 8 (1.67%) Citrix Certification
13 7 (1.46%) MCITP
13 7 (1.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
14 6 (1.25%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.04%) CCA
16 3 (0.63%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (5.43%) SLA
2 8 (1.67%) QA
3 7 (1.46%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.63%) GDPR
6 2 (0.42%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.21%) IFRS
7 1 (0.21%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
7 1 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 315 (65.76%) Active Directory
2 146 (30.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (13.78%) Hyper-V
4 42 (8.77%) vSphere
5 38 (7.93%) XenApp
6 33 (6.89%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (6.05%) XenDesktop
8 16 (3.34%) Virtual Machines
9 13 (2.71%) Virtual Servers
10 10 (2.09%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (2.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 9 (1.88%) Virtual Desktop
12 8 (1.67%) NFS
13 7 (1.46%) vCloud
14 6 (1.25%) Docker
15 5 (1.04%) DFS Replication
15 5 (1.04%) Firmware
15 5 (1.04%) KVM
16 4 (0.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 4 (0.84%) UAG
Systems Management
1 68 (14.20%) SCCM
2 27 (5.64%) WSUS
3 20 (4.18%) ServiceCenter
4 19 (3.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 19 (3.97%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 18 (3.76%) SCOM
6 17 (3.55%) Microsoft Intune
7 14 (2.92%) Microsoft Clustering
8 13 (2.71%) vCenter Server
9 11 (2.30%) Failover Clustering
9 11 (2.30%) HP Quality Center
10 9 (1.88%) Ansible
10 9 (1.88%) McAfee ePO
10 9 (1.88%) NetBackup
10 9 (1.88%) Terraform
11 8 (1.67%) Backup Exec
12 7 (1.46%) Cisco Prime
12 7 (1.46%) EMC NetWorker
12 7 (1.46%) Puppet
12 7 (1.46%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 225 (46.97%) VMware
2 205 (42.80%) Microsoft
3 90 (18.79%) Citrix
4 61 (12.73%) Cisco
5 50 (10.44%) HP
6 34 (7.10%) Remedy
7 31 (6.47%) Oracle
8 24 (5.01%) Adobe
9 20 (4.18%) Bomgar
9 20 (4.18%) Peregrine
10 18 (3.76%) Dell
10 18 (3.76%) McAfee
11 16 (3.34%) Apple
12 15 (3.13%) Juniper
13 14 (2.92%) SolarWinds
13 14 (2.92%) Symantec
14 13 (2.71%) Red Hat
15 11 (2.30%) EMC
16 10 (2.09%) NetApp
17 9 (1.88%) CheckPoint