Period
to 23 June 2018

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 23 June 2018 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 36 50 40
Rank change year-on-year +14 -10 -3
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 255 216 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.04% 4.09% 4.70%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.08% 23.66% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 141 135 157
South West median daily rate £325 £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.52% -5.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £205 £174 £184
90th Percentile £514 £565 £550
England median daily rate £350 £350 £345
% change year-on-year - +1.45% +2.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 6 19
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £24.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +75.00% +50.00% -18.99%
10th Percentile £17.50 £16.10 £10.68
90th Percentile £47.00 £43.00 £22.70
England median hourly rate £20.00 £16.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% -15.79% -5.00%

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 West with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 1,059 913 1,289
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 20.95% 17.28% 21.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 547 538 758
South West median daily rate £375 £365 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +0.69% -
10th Percentile £157 £149 £170
90th Percentile £550 £525 £538
England median daily rate £440 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.53% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 116 82 115
South West median hourly rate £17.50 £18.14 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% -4.55% +12.93%
10th Percentile £11.17 £12.28 £10.98
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £46.63
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.03% +2.10%

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 23 June 2018.

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 23 June 2018.

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 23 June 2018. 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
Bristol +14 85 £390 +21.50% 14
Wiltshire +16 66 £375 +13.64% 14
Gloucestershire +11 39 £288 +15.00% 14
Devon +4 17 £300 -14.29% 2
Somerset +5 15 £228 -43.13% 11
Dorset -14 11 £250 -23.08% 14
Cornwall - 5 £250 - 4
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 23 June 2018, 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.

1 255 (100.00%) Windows
2 144 (56.47%) Active Directory
3 129 (50.59%) Microsoft
4 121 (47.45%) VMware
5 90 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 75 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 67 (26.27%) SCCM
8 66 (25.88%) Office 365
9 58 (22.75%) Windows 10
9 58 (22.75%) VMware Infrastructure
10 56 (21.96%) Hyper-V
11 50 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
12 48 (18.82%) Cisco
12 48 (18.82%) IIS
13 47 (18.43%) Security Cleared
14 46 (18.04%) Windows 7
15 45 (17.65%) SQL
15 45 (17.65%) DNS
16 43 (16.86%) Microsoft Certification
16 43 (16.86%) Firewall
17 41 (16.08%) Citrix
17 41 (16.08%) PowerShell
18 40 (15.69%) MS Exchange
19 38 (14.90%) Linux
20 35 (13.73%) SC Cleared
21 34 (13.33%) Finance
22 33 (12.94%) SQL Server
23 31 (12.16%) ITIL
24 30 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
24 30 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003

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 48 (18.82%) IIS
2 40 (15.69%) MS Exchange
3 22 (8.63%) SharePoint
4 15 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (5.49%) Tomcat
6 12 (4.71%) Skype for Business
7 10 (3.92%) JBoss
8 5 (1.96%) Apache
8 5 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
9 4 (1.57%) Apache Solr
10 3 (1.18%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2007
11 2 (0.78%) Confluence
11 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.78%) Live Communications Server
11 2 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.39%) nginx
12 1 (0.39%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.39%) Umbraco
Applications
1 30 (11.76%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.39%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.39%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 66 (25.88%) Office 365
2 50 (19.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (9.41%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (3.92%) AWS CloudFormation
4 10 (3.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 6 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.18%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.78%) G Suite
7 2 (0.78%) IaaS
8 1 (0.39%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 45 (17.65%) DNS
2 43 (16.86%) Firewall
3 25 (9.80%) SAN
4 21 (8.24%) DHCP
5 17 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 16 (6.27%) LAN
7 14 (5.49%) Skype
8 10 (3.92%) WAN
9 8 (3.14%) VoIP
10 7 (2.75%) Cisco ASA
10 7 (2.75%) DMZ
10 7 (2.75%) VLAN
11 6 (2.35%) Internet
12 5 (1.96%) Ethernet
12 5 (1.96%) SSL
12 5 (1.96%) VPN
13 4 (1.57%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
13 4 (1.57%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
13 4 (1.57%) NAS
14 3 (1.18%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (12.94%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.57%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (1.18%) Azure SQL Database
3 3 (1.18%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (0.78%) MS Access
4 2 (0.78%) MySQL
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.78%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.39%) DataStage
5 1 (0.39%) DB2
5 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.39%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (0.39%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.39%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.39%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (4.71%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 11 (4.31%) Ant
2 11 (4.31%) Jenkins
2 11 (4.31%) Selenium
3 10 (3.92%) Travis CI
3 10 (3.92%) Vagrant
4 8 (3.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 5 (1.96%) JIRA
6 3 (1.18%) Visual Studio Team System
7 1 (0.39%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.39%) Git (software)
7 1 (0.39%) HP UFT
7 1 (0.39%) LoadRunner
7 1 (0.39%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle APEX
7 1 (0.39%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.39%) SpecFlow
7 1 (0.39%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.39%) TestNG
7 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 34 (13.33%) Finance
2 6 (2.35%) Law
3 5 (1.96%) Manufacturing
4 4 (1.57%) Banking
5 3 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.78%) Back Office
6 2 (0.78%) Marketing
6 2 (0.78%) Retail
7 1 (0.39%) Electronics
7 1 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 51 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (10.98%) Support Engineer
3 24 (9.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 19 (7.45%) Analyst
5 18 (7.06%) Administrator
6 16 (6.27%) Server Engineer
7 15 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
8 14 (5.49%) 2nd Line Support
9 13 (5.10%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 13 (5.10%) DevOps Engineer
10 12 (4.71%) IT Engineer
10 12 (4.71%) IT Support
10 12 (4.71%) Windows Engineer
11 9 (3.53%) Desktop Support
11 9 (3.53%) Support Analyst
11 9 (3.53%) Systems Engineer
12 8 (3.14%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
12 8 (3.14%) Windows Server Engineer
13 7 (2.75%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.92%) JSP
1 10 (3.92%) Struts
2 9 (3.53%) .NET
3 7 (2.75%) Web Services
4 3 (1.18%) jQuery
4 3 (1.18%) Node.js
5 2 (0.78%) JSON
5 2 (0.78%) REST
5 2 (0.78%) Windows SharePoint Services
6 1 (0.39%) AngularJS
6 1 (0.39%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.39%) Middleware
6 1 (0.39%) Razor View Engine
Miscellaneous
1 12 (4.71%) Fat Client
1 12 (4.71%) PKI
1 12 (4.71%) Thin Client
2 11 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.31%) Data Centre
3 7 (2.75%) Clustering
4 6 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
5 5 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
5 5 (1.96%) Replication
6 4 (1.57%) EMC VNX
6 4 (1.57%) Management Information System
7 3 (1.18%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.18%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.78%) iPad
8 2 (0.78%) Public Cloud
8 2 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.39%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.39%) iPhone
9 1 (0.39%) RIA
9 1 (0.39%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 255 (100.00%) Windows
2 90 (35.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 75 (29.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 58 (22.75%) Windows 10
5 46 (18.04%) Windows 7
6 38 (14.90%) Linux
7 30 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
8 18 (7.06%) Unix
9 15 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (2.75%) Windows 8
10 7 (2.75%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.35%) Solaris
12 3 (1.18%) AIX
12 3 (1.18%) Android
12 3 (1.18%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.78%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.39%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.39%) CentOS
14 1 (0.39%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (12.16%) ITIL
2 26 (10.20%) Migration
3 23 (9.02%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (7.45%) DevOps
5 18 (7.06%) Configuration Management
6 16 (6.27%) Load Balancing
7 15 (5.88%) ITIL V3
8 14 (5.49%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (4.71%) Change Management
10 11 (4.31%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (3.92%) Disaster Recovery
11 10 (3.92%) Scrum
12 8 (3.14%) Mentoring
13 7 (2.75%) Project Management
13 7 (2.75%) Security Hardening
14 5 (1.96%) Document Management
14 5 (1.96%) Programme Management
14 5 (1.96%) Protective Monitoring
14 5 (1.96%) Service Management
14 5 (1.96%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (17.65%) SQL
2 41 (16.08%) PowerShell
3 15 (5.88%) Java
4 4 (1.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (1.18%) PHP
6 2 (0.78%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.39%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.39%) C#
7 1 (0.39%) ES6
7 1 (0.39%) F#
7 1 (0.39%) Perl
7 1 (0.39%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.39%) Python
7 1 (0.39%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 47 (18.43%) Security Cleared
2 43 (16.86%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (13.73%) SC Cleared
4 27 (10.59%) MCSA
5 22 (8.63%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (8.24%) CCNA
7 13 (5.10%) MCSE
8 8 (3.14%) DV Cleared
9 7 (2.75%) Degree
10 6 (2.35%) CCNP
11 5 (1.96%) MCITP
12 4 (1.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.18%) MCP
13 3 (1.18%) OCA
13 3 (1.18%) Oracle Certification
14 2 (0.78%) DBS Check
14 2 (0.78%) HNC
15 1 (0.39%) AWS Certification
15 1 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.35%) SLA
2 2 (0.78%) GDPR
2 2 (0.78%) GxP
2 2 (0.78%) QA
3 1 (0.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.39%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.39%) PMO
System Software
1 144 (56.47%) Active Directory
2 58 (22.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (21.96%) Hyper-V
4 28 (10.98%) VMware ESXi
5 26 (10.20%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (6.67%) XenApp
7 13 (5.10%) vSphere
8 9 (3.53%) XenDesktop
9 8 (3.14%) Virtual Servers
10 6 (2.35%) Xen
10 6 (2.35%) XenServer
11 5 (1.96%) VMware NSX
12 3 (1.18%) ISA Server
12 3 (1.18%) VMware Server
13 2 (0.78%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.78%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.39%) Docker
14 1 (0.39%) GPFS
14 1 (0.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 67 (26.27%) SCCM
2 20 (7.84%) SCOM
3 16 (6.27%) WSUS
4 14 (5.49%) McAfee ePO
5 12 (4.71%) SCVMM
6 11 (4.31%) Ansible
6 11 (4.31%) Puppet
7 10 (3.92%) Packer
7 10 (3.92%) Terraform
8 9 (3.53%) FortiGate
8 9 (3.53%) vCenter Server
9 8 (3.14%) Backup Exec
9 8 (3.14%) NetBackup
10 6 (2.35%) EMC NetWorker
10 6 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
11 5 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
12 4 (1.57%) SCSM
13 3 (1.18%) Nessus
13 3 (1.18%) ZENworks
14 2 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 129 (50.59%) Microsoft
2 121 (47.45%) VMware
3 48 (18.82%) Cisco
4 41 (16.08%) Citrix
5 27 (10.59%) HP
6 19 (7.45%) Veeam
7 17 (6.67%) McAfee
8 14 (5.49%) NetApp
9 13 (5.10%) EMC
10 12 (4.71%) Google
10 12 (4.71%) IBM
10 12 (4.71%) Splunk
11 11 (4.31%) Oracle
12 10 (3.92%) Juniper
13 8 (3.14%) Fortinet
13 8 (3.14%) MKS
13 8 (3.14%) Sophos
14 7 (2.75%) Atlassian
14 7 (2.75%) Meridio
14 7 (2.75%) Veritas