Period
to 22 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 22 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 West
6 months to
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 33 33 48
Rank change year-on-year 0 +15 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 379 312 230
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.96% 5.63% 4.23%
As % of the Operating Systems category 23.84% 27.08% 24.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 179 149
South West median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38% -7.14%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £162
90th Percentile £528 £525 £488
England median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 29 7
South West median hourly rate £26.00 £41.53 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.39% +137.31% +6.06%
10th Percentile £17.65 £17.50 £12.96
90th Percentile £46.00 £47.00 £43.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25% -20.99%

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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,590 1,152 956
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.00% 20.80% 17.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 875 628 564
South West median daily rate £425 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.33% +3.45% -2.03%
10th Percentile £135 £178 £152
90th Percentile £600 £546 £488
England median daily rate £425 £438 £425
% change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 132 85
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £19.25 £17.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +118.18% +10.95% +5.15%
10th Percentile £12.56 £11.17 £11.05
90th Percentile £52.03 £47.50 £48.75
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in the South West

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in the South West

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the South West over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in the South West

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in the South West

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in the South West over the 6 months to 22 August 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in the South West

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 22 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
Wiltshire -10 121 £425 - 19
Bristol -1 86 £325 -10.65% 43
Gloucestershire -9 56 £425 +14.86% 24
Devon +13 43 £363 +20.83% 11
Somerset +4 34 £250 -33.33% 11
Dorset +11 30 £298 +19.00% 23
Cornwall +5 5 £250 - 3
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 West region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 379 (100.00%) Windows
2 254 (67.02%) Active Directory
3 194 (51.19%) Microsoft
4 169 (44.59%) VMware
5 152 (40.11%) SCCM
6 149 (39.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 138 (36.41%) PowerShell
8 133 (35.09%) Security Cleared
9 127 (33.51%) Office 365
10 113 (29.82%) Windows 10
11 110 (29.02%) Windows Server 2008
12 109 (28.76%) ITIL
13 108 (28.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 104 (27.44%) Azure
15 82 (21.64%) VMware Infrastructure
16 80 (21.11%) Cisco
17 78 (20.58%) MS Exchange
17 78 (20.58%) Hyper-V
18 77 (20.32%) DV Cleared
19 69 (18.21%) DHCP
19 69 (18.21%) Linux
20 67 (17.68%) Migration
21 66 (17.41%) DNS
22 64 (16.89%) SC Cleared
23 61 (16.09%) SQL Server
24 59 (15.57%) Windows 7
25 57 (15.04%) SCOM
26 53 (13.98%) Citrix
27 51 (13.46%) Firewall
28 50 (13.19%) VMware ESXi

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 78 (20.58%) MS Exchange
2 38 (10.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (8.18%) SharePoint
4 24 (6.33%) Skype for Business
5 15 (3.96%) IIS
6 14 (3.69%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (3.17%) Confluence
8 7 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (1.06%) Apache
10 3 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
10 3 (0.79%) Tomcat
11 2 (0.53%) ColdFusion
11 2 (0.53%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.26%) Drupal
12 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.26%) OpenStack
Applications
1 28 (7.39%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Elite 3E
1 2 (0.53%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.26%) Aareon QL
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics GP
2 1 (0.26%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 127 (33.51%) Office 365
2 104 (27.44%) Azure
3 37 (9.76%) AWS
4 18 (4.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (3.96%) GCP
6 7 (1.85%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (1.06%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.79%) Azure Stack
8 3 (0.79%) SoftLayer
9 2 (0.53%) Power Platform
9 2 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.26%) Dynamics 365
10 1 (0.26%) IaaS
10 1 (0.26%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 69 (18.21%) DHCP
2 66 (17.41%) DNS
3 51 (13.46%) Firewall
4 35 (9.23%) WAN
5 34 (8.97%) SAN
6 24 (6.33%) LAN
7 23 (6.07%) Skype
8 20 (5.28%) Network Security
9 17 (4.49%) Intrusion Detection
9 17 (4.49%) VPN
10 11 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
10 11 (2.90%) Unified Communications
10 11 (2.90%) VLAN
11 10 (2.64%) WLAN
12 8 (2.11%) Remote Desktop
13 7 (1.85%) TCP/IP
14 5 (1.32%) iSCSI
14 5 (1.32%) SSL
14 5 (1.32%) Wireless
15 4 (1.06%) Junos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (16.09%) SQL Server
2 10 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 8 (2.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (1.85%) MySQL
5 6 (1.58%) DB2
5 6 (1.58%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.58%) Oracle Database 11g
5 6 (1.58%) Relational Database
5 6 (1.58%) SQL Server 2016
6 5 (1.32%) MongoDB
6 5 (1.32%) Oracle Database 12c
6 5 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 4 (1.06%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (0.53%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
8 2 (0.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.53%) Power BI
8 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (3.96%) JIRA
2 9 (2.37%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (1.58%) Bitbucket
3 6 (1.58%) Git (software)
4 4 (1.06%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.26%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.26%) Travis CI
General
1 24 (6.33%) Public Sector
2 20 (5.28%) Finance
3 6 (1.58%) Local Government
4 4 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 2 (0.53%) Automotive
5 2 (0.53%) Legal
5 2 (0.53%) Retail
5 2 (0.53%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.26%) Electronics
6 1 (0.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 95 (25.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (11.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 43 (11.35%) Support Engineer
4 31 (8.18%) 3rd Line Support
5 26 (6.86%) Windows Engineer
5 26 (6.86%) Wintel Engineer
6 23 (6.07%) Administrator
7 21 (5.54%) Analyst
7 21 (5.54%) Server Engineer
8 20 (5.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 18 (4.75%) Systems Administrator
10 17 (4.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 17 (4.49%) Network Engineer
11 15 (3.96%) Consultant
12 14 (3.69%) 2nd Line Support
12 14 (3.69%) Cloud Engineer
13 13 (3.43%) Infrastructure Support
14 12 (3.17%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 12 (3.17%) IT Engineer
14 12 (3.17%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (4.75%) Web Services
2 16 (4.22%) REST
3 10 (2.64%) .NET
4 7 (1.85%) SOAP
4 7 (1.85%) YAML
5 5 (1.32%) Kafka
6 4 (1.06%) ASP.NET
6 4 (1.06%) Java RMI
6 4 (1.06%) jQuery
6 4 (1.06%) LDAP
7 3 (0.79%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.53%) 802.1X
8 2 (0.53%) CSS
8 2 (0.53%) HTML
8 2 (0.53%) JSON
8 2 (0.53%) XML
9 1 (0.26%) KML
9 1 (0.26%) LAMP
9 1 (0.26%) Middleware
9 1 (0.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (9.76%) Data Centre
2 26 (6.86%) Clustering
3 24 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (3.69%) Hybrid Cloud
5 11 (2.90%) Public Cloud
5 11 (2.90%) User Experience
6 7 (1.85%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.85%) Cyberthreat
6 7 (1.85%) Mobile App
6 7 (1.85%) PKI
6 7 (1.85%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (1.58%) Driving Licence
7 6 (1.58%) Fat Client
7 6 (1.58%) Management Information System
7 6 (1.58%) Thin Client
8 5 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
9 3 (0.79%) CESG
9 3 (0.79%) Mobile Computing
10 2 (0.53%) NHS
10 2 (0.53%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 379 (100.00%) Windows
2 149 (39.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 113 (29.82%) Windows 10
4 110 (29.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (18.21%) Linux
6 59 (15.57%) Windows 7
7 18 (4.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (3.43%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (2.64%) Android
10 7 (1.85%) Apple iOS
10 7 (1.85%) Unix
11 5 (1.32%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.32%) Windows 8
11 5 (1.32%) zOS
12 3 (0.79%) CentOS
12 3 (0.79%) Debian
12 3 (0.79%) Solaris
13 2 (0.53%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.26%) AIX
14 1 (0.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (28.76%) ITIL
2 108 (28.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 67 (17.68%) Migration
4 43 (11.35%) Problem-Solving
5 33 (8.71%) Agile Software Development
5 33 (8.71%) ITIL V3
6 30 (7.92%) Data Protection
7 29 (7.65%) Service Management
8 25 (6.60%) ITSM
9 23 (6.07%) Preventative Maintenance
10 22 (5.80%) Configuration Management
11 20 (5.28%) DevOps
12 18 (4.75%) Application Virtualisation
12 18 (4.75%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (4.49%) Infrastructure Automation
13 17 (4.49%) PRINCE2
14 15 (3.96%) Security Monitoring
15 14 (3.69%) Project Delivery
15 14 (3.69%) Service Delivery
15 14 (3.69%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (36.41%) PowerShell
2 48 (12.66%) SQL
3 20 (5.28%) Python
4 11 (2.90%) Java
5 10 (2.64%) VBScript
6 9 (2.37%) Perl
7 8 (2.11%) JavaScript
8 7 (1.85%) Bash Shell
9 6 (1.58%) T-SQL
10 5 (1.32%) C#
11 2 (0.53%) PHP
12 1 (0.26%) C
12 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 133 (35.09%) Security Cleared
2 77 (20.32%) DV Cleared
3 64 (16.89%) SC Cleared
4 40 (10.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 33 (8.71%) Cisco Certification
5 33 (8.71%) MCSA
6 32 (8.44%) MCSE
7 28 (7.39%) CCNA
8 18 (4.75%) MCP
8 18 (4.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (2.90%) Degree
10 7 (1.85%) CCNP
11 5 (1.32%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (1.32%) OCA
11 5 (1.32%) Oracle Certification
12 4 (1.06%) CCDP
12 4 (1.06%) CCIE
13 3 (0.79%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.79%) HNC
13 3 (0.79%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (7.12%) SLA
2 3 (0.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.53%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.53%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.53%) GDPR
3 2 (0.53%) NCSC
System Software
1 254 (67.02%) Active Directory
2 82 (21.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 78 (20.58%) Hyper-V
4 50 (13.19%) VMware ESXi
5 33 (8.71%) Virtual Desktop
5 33 (8.71%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (8.18%) vSphere
7 25 (6.60%) XenApp
8 23 (6.07%) XenDesktop
9 18 (4.75%) Microsoft App-V
10 16 (4.22%) DFS Replication
11 13 (3.43%) BitLocker
12 12 (3.17%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (2.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (1.58%) Terminal Services
15 4 (1.06%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 3 (0.79%) Docker
16 3 (0.79%) Xen
17 1 (0.26%) Citrix Presentation Server
17 1 (0.26%) KVM
Systems Management
1 152 (40.11%) SCCM
2 57 (15.04%) SCOM
3 36 (9.50%) WSUS
4 33 (8.71%) SCVMM
5 28 (7.39%) vCenter Server
6 24 (6.33%) Microsoft Clustering
7 19 (5.01%) Failover Clustering
8 15 (3.96%) Ansible
8 15 (3.96%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 14 (3.69%) PowerCLI
10 13 (3.43%) SCDPM
11 12 (3.17%) SCSM
12 9 (2.37%) AirWatch
13 8 (2.11%) Microsoft Intune
14 7 (1.85%) McAfee ePO
14 7 (1.85%) NetBackup
15 4 (1.06%) Kubernetes
15 4 (1.06%) vRealize
16 3 (0.79%) Puppet
17 2 (0.53%) yum
Vendors
1 194 (51.19%) Microsoft
2 169 (44.59%) VMware
3 80 (21.11%) Cisco
4 53 (13.98%) Citrix
5 28 (7.39%) HP
6 16 (4.22%) McAfee
7 15 (3.96%) Oracle
8 14 (3.69%) Dell
9 10 (2.64%) ServiceNow
9 10 (2.64%) Sophos
10 9 (2.37%) Apple
10 9 (2.37%) Atlassian
11 8 (2.11%) Veeam
12 7 (1.85%) Gemalto
12 7 (1.85%) Google
12 7 (1.85%) NetApp
12 7 (1.85%) Red Hat
13 6 (1.58%) Ivanti
13 6 (1.58%) Wyse
14 5 (1.32%) Proofpoint