Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 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
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 32 43 45
Rank change year-on-year +11 +2 -7
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 390 233 250
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 6.02% 4.22% 4.45%
As % of the Operating Systems category 25.29% 22.43% 21.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 148 156
South West median daily rate £389 £311 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.90% -0.40% -3.85%
10th Percentile £208 £175 £135
90th Percentile £538 £475 £475
England median daily rate £390 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +11.43% +1.60% +4.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 14 22
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £18.25 £30.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +130.14% -39.67% +10.00%
10th Percentile £17.50 £12.13 £10.58
90th Percentile £48.75 £40.53 £47.50
England median hourly rate £25.00 £16.81 £22.50
% change year-on-year +48.77% -25.31% +25.00%

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 1,542 1,039 1,175
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 23.80% 18.83% 20.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 606 694
South West median daily rate £400 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% - -4.11%
10th Percentile £140 £148 £132
90th Percentile £575 £525 £538
England median daily rate £430 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.18% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 146 98 133
South West median hourly rate £19.35 £17.05 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.49% +6.56% -13.51%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.78 £10.80
90th Percentile £48.75 £43.75 £46.60
England median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 16 December 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 16 December 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 16 December 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 0 125 £375 +33.33% 42
Wiltshire +15 110 £463 +12.46% 17
Gloucestershire +11 61 £400 +30.08% 14
Devon +10 37 £275 +21.95% 6
Somerset +5 32 £338 +41.36% 5
Dorset 0 15 £400 -11.11% 11
Cornwall -4 3 £250 -33.33% 4
Avon - 1 - -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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.

1 388 (99.49%) Windows
2 196 (50.26%) Active Directory
3 183 (46.92%) Microsoft
4 162 (41.54%) VMware
5 149 (38.21%) Windows Server 2012
6 132 (33.85%) Security Cleared
7 105 (26.92%) PowerShell
8 98 (25.13%) SCCM
9 97 (24.87%) VMware Infrastructure
10 95 (24.36%) Linux
11 93 (23.85%) SQL Server
12 86 (22.05%) Cisco
13 81 (20.77%) SC Cleared
14 77 (19.74%) Windows 10
15 70 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
16 69 (17.69%) Windows Server 2008
17 65 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 62 (15.90%) SQL
19 61 (15.64%) Agile Software Development
20 59 (15.13%) ITIL
21 57 (14.62%) Firewall
21 57 (14.62%) Problem-Solving
21 57 (14.62%) Office 365
21 57 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
22 55 (14.10%) DV Cleared
23 54 (13.85%) MS Exchange
24 53 (13.59%) Data Centre
25 51 (13.08%) Oracle
26 49 (12.56%) Hyper-V
27 47 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification

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 54 (13.85%) MS Exchange
2 35 (8.97%) IIS
3 22 (5.64%) Confluence
4 18 (4.62%) Apache
5 15 (3.85%) Skype for Business
6 14 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
7 12 (3.08%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.05%) ColdFusion
8 8 (2.05%) SAS
9 7 (1.79%) nginx
9 7 (1.79%) Tomcat
10 6 (1.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.28%) CMS
11 5 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2013
11 5 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.03%) Elasticsearch
12 4 (1.03%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 4 (1.03%) WebSphere
12 4 (1.03%) WebSphere Application Server
13 3 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 28 (7.18%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.51%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.26%) HipChat
4 1 (0.26%) Houdini
4 1 (0.26%) Maya
4 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.26%) NUKE
4 1 (0.26%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.26%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.26%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 70 (17.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 57 (14.62%) Office 365
3 19 (4.87%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (3.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 14 (3.59%) IaaS
6 10 (2.56%) PaaS
7 6 (1.54%) GitHub
8 4 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (1.03%) Google Cloud Platform
9 3 (0.77%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.51%) Datadog
11 1 (0.26%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 57 (14.62%) Firewall
2 44 (11.28%) DNS
3 37 (9.49%) SAN
4 31 (7.95%) WAN
5 28 (7.18%) LAN
6 21 (5.38%) VPN
7 20 (5.13%) DHCP
8 17 (4.36%) Network Security
9 16 (4.10%) Internet
9 16 (4.10%) Intrusion Detection
10 13 (3.33%) NAS
11 12 (3.08%) Skype
11 12 (3.08%) TCP/IP
12 10 (2.56%) Cisco Nexus
12 10 (2.56%) NetScaler
12 10 (2.56%) Remote Desktop
12 10 (2.56%) Unified Communications
13 9 (2.31%) SSL
14 7 (1.79%) Intranet
14 7 (1.79%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (23.85%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 17 (4.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 14 (3.59%) Relational Database
5 12 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (2.82%) Data Warehouse
7 10 (2.56%) DataStage
7 10 (2.56%) IBM InfoSphere
8 9 (2.31%) DB2
8 9 (2.31%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 9 (2.31%) RDBMS
8 9 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.79%) MySQL
10 6 (1.54%) Oracle Database
10 6 (1.54%) PostgreSQL
10 6 (1.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 5 (1.28%) Oracle ODI
11 5 (1.28%) QualityStage
12 4 (1.03%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (5.90%) Team Foundation Server
2 22 (5.64%) JIRA
3 21 (5.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 11 (2.82%) Visual Studio
4 11 (2.82%) Visual Studio Team System
5 9 (2.31%) Jenkins
6 8 (2.05%) Git (software)
7 7 (1.79%) MSTest
7 7 (1.79%) NUnit
8 4 (1.03%) ERwin
9 3 (0.77%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.77%) CF BOSH
9 3 (0.77%) GitLab
9 3 (0.77%) Grunt
9 3 (0.77%) Selenium
10 2 (0.51%) Ant
10 2 (0.51%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.51%) TeamCity
10 2 (0.51%) Travis CI
10 2 (0.51%) Vagrant
General
1 43 (11.03%) Finance
2 10 (2.56%) Manufacturing
3 7 (1.79%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.28%) Back Office
4 5 (1.28%) Banking
4 5 (1.28%) Electronics
4 5 (1.28%) Marketing
4 5 (1.28%) Retail
5 4 (1.03%) Military
6 2 (0.51%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.51%) Law
7 1 (0.26%) Games
7 1 (0.26%) Legal
7 1 (0.26%) Publishing
7 1 (0.26%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (14.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 44 (11.28%) Analyst
3 35 (8.97%) Architect
4 24 (6.15%) Administrator
4 24 (6.15%) Support Engineer
5 23 (5.90%) Consultant
6 21 (5.38%) Developer
7 20 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
8 19 (4.87%) PowerShell Engineer
9 18 (4.62%) Systems Administrator
10 17 (4.36%) Automation Engineer
10 17 (4.36%) DevOps Engineer
11 16 (4.10%) 3rd Line Support
12 15 (3.85%) Server Support
13 14 (3.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 14 (3.59%) Azure Engineer
13 14 (3.59%) Wintel Engineer
14 13 (3.33%) Integration Engineer
14 13 (3.33%) Technical Architect
14 13 (3.33%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (8.21%) .NET
2 17 (4.36%) .NET Framework
2 17 (4.36%) REST
3 12 (3.08%) XML
4 9 (2.31%) HTML
4 9 (2.31%) SOAP
4 9 (2.31%) Web Services
5 8 (2.05%) ASP.NET
5 8 (2.05%) CSS
5 8 (2.05%) jQuery
5 8 (2.05%) Middleware
5 8 (2.05%) WCF
6 7 (1.79%) Node.js
7 6 (1.54%) LAMP
8 5 (1.28%) AngularJS
8 5 (1.28%) Entity Framework
8 5 (1.28%) JSON
9 4 (1.03%) OAuth
9 4 (1.03%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 4 (1.03%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 57 (14.62%) Analytical Skills
2 53 (13.59%) Data Centre
3 22 (5.64%) Hybrid Cloud
3 22 (5.64%) Management Information System
4 17 (4.36%) PKI
5 12 (3.08%) Fat Client
5 12 (3.08%) Thin Client
6 11 (2.82%) Clustering
6 11 (2.82%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (2.56%) Blackberry
8 9 (2.31%) Replication
9 8 (2.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 6 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
11 5 (1.28%) iPad
11 5 (1.28%) iPhone
11 5 (1.28%) NHS
12 4 (1.03%) Self-Motivation
13 3 (0.77%) Animation
13 3 (0.77%) Public Cloud
13 3 (0.77%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 388 (99.49%) Windows
2 149 (38.21%) Windows Server 2012
3 95 (24.36%) Linux
4 77 (19.74%) Windows 10
5 69 (17.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (11.54%) Windows 7
7 30 (7.69%) Unix
8 26 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (3.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (2.82%) CentOS
11 8 (2.05%) AIX
11 8 (2.05%) zOS
12 7 (1.79%) Android
12 7 (1.79%) SUSE
13 6 (1.54%) Solaris
13 6 (1.54%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (1.03%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.03%) Windows 8
14 4 (1.03%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.77%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 61 (15.64%) Agile Software Development
3 59 (15.13%) ITIL
4 57 (14.62%) Problem-Solving
5 38 (9.74%) Disaster Recovery
6 37 (9.49%) Load Balancing
7 35 (8.97%) DevOps
8 34 (8.72%) Configuration Management
9 29 (7.44%) ITIL V3
10 28 (7.18%) Service Management
11 22 (5.64%) Migration
11 22 (5.64%) Service Delivery
12 19 (4.87%) NsoIT
13 18 (4.62%) Reverse Engineering
13 18 (4.62%) Software Engineering
14 17 (4.36%) Capacity Planning
14 17 (4.36%) ITSM
15 16 (4.10%) Continuous Improvement
16 15 (3.85%) SDLC
17 14 (3.59%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 105 (26.92%) PowerShell
2 62 (15.90%) SQL
3 30 (7.69%) T-SQL
4 16 (4.10%) Python
5 12 (3.08%) Shell Script
6 11 (2.82%) C
6 11 (2.82%) JavaScript
7 9 (2.31%) C#
8 7 (1.79%) Java
8 7 (1.79%) PL/SQL
9 6 (1.54%) Bash Shell
10 5 (1.28%) PHP
10 5 (1.28%) Ruby
11 4 (1.03%) Perl
12 3 (0.77%) VBScript
13 1 (0.26%) VB
13 1 (0.26%) VBA
Qualifications
1 132 (33.85%) Security Cleared
2 81 (20.77%) SC Cleared
3 55 (14.10%) DV Cleared
4 47 (12.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 39 (10.00%) MCSE
6 37 (9.49%) Cisco Certification
7 35 (8.97%) CCNA
8 34 (8.72%) MCSA
9 23 (5.90%) Degree
10 21 (5.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 16 (4.10%) OCA
11 16 (4.10%) Oracle Certification
12 9 (2.31%) CCA
12 9 (2.31%) CCNP
12 9 (2.31%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (1.03%) CCNP Voice
13 4 (1.03%) Computer Science Degree
13 4 (1.03%) DBS Check
14 3 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
14 3 (0.77%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.05%) SLA
2 7 (1.79%) Data Quality
3 4 (1.03%) GDPR
4 2 (0.51%) JSP 440
4 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.51%) QA
5 1 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 196 (50.26%) Active Directory
2 97 (24.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (12.56%) Hyper-V
4 44 (11.28%) VMware ESXi
5 35 (8.97%) vSphere
6 34 (8.72%) Virtual Machines
7 29 (7.44%) XenApp
8 21 (5.38%) Virtual Desktop
9 12 (3.08%) XenDesktop
10 11 (2.82%) VMware Server
11 9 (2.31%) Docker
11 9 (2.31%) Firmware
11 9 (2.31%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (2.31%) Virtual Servers
11 9 (2.31%) VMware NSX
12 8 (2.05%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (1.54%) NFS
13 6 (1.54%) Samba
14 3 (0.77%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.51%) GPFS
Systems Management
1 98 (25.13%) SCCM
2 39 (10.00%) vCenter Server
3 28 (7.18%) SCOM
4 16 (4.10%) WSUS
5 15 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
6 14 (3.59%) PowerCLI
7 11 (2.82%) Microsoft Clustering
8 10 (2.56%) Kubernetes
8 10 (2.56%) SCVMM
9 9 (2.31%) Nagios
10 8 (2.05%) Terraform
11 7 (1.79%) NetBackup
12 6 (1.54%) Ansible
12 6 (1.54%) Opscode Chef
12 6 (1.54%) Puppet
12 6 (1.54%) Veritas Storage Foundation
12 6 (1.54%) ZENworks
13 4 (1.03%) Data Guard
14 3 (0.77%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 3 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 183 (46.92%) Microsoft
2 162 (41.54%) VMware
3 86 (22.05%) Cisco
4 51 (13.08%) Oracle
5 45 (11.54%) Citrix
6 38 (9.74%) McAfee
7 34 (8.72%) Atlassian
8 24 (6.15%) Red Hat
9 23 (5.90%) HP
10 13 (3.33%) CA
11 12 (3.08%) IBM
11 12 (3.08%) NetApp
11 12 (3.08%) SolarWinds
12 11 (2.82%) Juniper
13 10 (2.56%) SAP
13 10 (2.56%) Teradata
14 9 (2.31%) CommVault
14 9 (2.31%) Ivanti
14 9 (2.31%) Netezza
14 9 (2.31%) Veeam