Period
to 3 August 2020

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 3 August 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 West
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 36 36 34
Rank change year-on-year 0 -2 +20
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 145 379 292
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South West 5.56% 6.00% 5.42%
As % of the Operating Systems category 24.87% 24.90% 26.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 229 167
Median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +11.54%
10th Percentile £210 £213 £211
90th Percentile £545 £532 £519
England median daily rate £400 £386 £365
% change year-on-year +3.56% +5.82% +4.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 25 29
Median hourly rate £38.55 £26.00 £41.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.25% -37.39% +73.04%
10th Percentile £35.00 £17.18 £17.50
90th Percentile £47.46 £46.90 £47.00
England median hourly rate £24.00 £18.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +29.73% -11.90% +34.29%

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 583 1,522 1,121
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 22.35% 24.08% 20.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 848 595
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% +3.45%
10th Percentile £150 £139 £165
90th Percentile £600 £600 £539
England median daily rate £450 £438 £438
% change year-on-year +2.86% - +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 62 123 135
Median hourly rate £35.00 £42.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.67% +140.00% -
10th Percentile £13.00 £13.23 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.63 £52.25 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year +11.43% - +4.14%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Windows Server as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in the South West.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server in the South West

Windows Server
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server in the South West over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server in the South West

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server in the South West.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server in the South West

Windows Server
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South West

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server in the South West over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

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 3 August 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
Wiltshire +6 50 £475 +8.57% 13
Somerset +15 39 £388 +55.00% 10
Gloucestershire +7 19 £335 -29.47% 11
Bristol -13 18 £400 +23.08% 13
Dorset -3 10 £220 -30.43% 5
Devon -18 8 £383 +5.52% 7
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 3 August 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 West region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 145 (100.00%) Windows
2 88 (60.69%) Security Cleared
3 84 (57.93%) VMware
4 83 (57.24%) Active Directory
5 82 (56.55%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (44.83%) SC Cleared
7 62 (42.76%) Microsoft
8 59 (40.69%) Windows Server 2016
9 50 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
10 38 (26.21%) Windows 10
11 37 (25.52%) PowerShell
12 34 (23.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 32 (22.07%) Azure
14 29 (20.00%) DV Cleared
14 29 (20.00%) SQL Server
15 28 (19.31%) VMware ESXi
16 26 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
17 24 (16.55%) Hyper-V
18 23 (15.86%) SCCM
18 23 (15.86%) Cisco
18 23 (15.86%) DNS
19 21 (14.48%) Office 365
20 20 (13.79%) MS Exchange
21 18 (12.41%) Citrix
21 18 (12.41%) Microsoft Office
22 17 (11.72%) Oracle
22 17 (11.72%) Linux
22 17 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
22 17 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
22 17 (11.72%) Virtual Servers

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 20 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 12 (8.28%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.14%) Skype for Business
4 5 (3.45%) GeoServer
4 5 (3.45%) Tomcat
5 4 (2.76%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.07%) Confluence
7 2 (1.38%) IIS
8 1 (0.69%) Apache
8 1 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 18 (12.41%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.07%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 32 (22.07%) Azure
2 21 (14.48%) Office 365
3 11 (7.59%) AWS
4 2 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.38%) IaaS
5 1 (0.69%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.69%) PaaS
5 1 (0.69%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (15.86%) DNS
2 11 (7.59%) DHCP
3 10 (6.90%) Firewall
4 8 (5.52%) SAN
5 6 (4.14%) Skype
6 5 (3.45%) Reverse Proxy
7 3 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (2.07%) LAN
7 3 (2.07%) Software-Defined Networking
8 2 (1.38%) Ethernet
8 2 (1.38%) TCP/IP
8 2 (1.38%) VLAN
8 2 (1.38%) Wireless
9 1 (0.69%) Internet
9 1 (0.69%) PABX
9 1 (0.69%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.69%) VPN
9 1 (0.69%) WAN
9 1 (0.69%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.59%) GIS
2 11 (7.59%) QGIS
3 8 (5.52%) Geospatial Data
3 8 (5.52%) Oracle Reports
4 6 (4.14%) SQL Server 2016
4 6 (4.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.45%) Relational Database
5 5 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (2.07%) MS Access
7 3 (2.07%) Spatial Data
8 1 (0.69%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.69%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.69%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (3.45%) Oracle Forms
1 5 (3.45%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (2.76%) JIRA
3 1 (0.69%) Bitbucket
General
1 12 (8.28%) Public Sector
2 7 (4.83%) Finance
3 3 (2.07%) Military
4 2 (1.38%) Electronics
4 2 (1.38%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.38%) Marketing
4 2 (1.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 29 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (8.28%) Support Engineer
2 12 (8.28%) Wintel Engineer
3 11 (7.59%) Integration Engineer
3 11 (7.59%) Server Engineer
3 11 (7.59%) Systems Engineer
3 11 (7.59%) Systems Integration Engineer
4 9 (6.21%) Developer
5 8 (5.52%) PowerShell Engineer
6 7 (4.83%) .NET Developer
6 7 (4.83%) Administrator
6 7 (4.83%) Analyst
6 7 (4.83%) Consultant
7 6 (4.14%) Support Technician
7 6 (4.14%) VMware Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) IT Trainer
8 5 (3.45%) Security Engineer
8 5 (3.45%) Technical Support
8 5 (3.45%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (7.59%) PostGIS
2 10 (6.90%) .NET
2 10 (6.90%) JSON
2 10 (6.90%) Web Services
3 7 (4.83%) XML
4 5 (3.45%) ASP.NET
4 5 (3.45%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 5 (3.45%) CSS
4 5 (3.45%) HTML
4 5 (3.45%) jQuery
4 5 (3.45%) RESTful
4 5 (3.45%) SOAP
4 5 (3.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (1.38%) CGI
6 1 (0.69%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 9 (6.21%) Clustering
1 9 (6.21%) PKI
2 8 (5.52%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (4.83%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.83%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.14%) Fat Client
4 6 (4.14%) Thin Client
5 5 (3.45%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.76%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.76%) User Experience
7 2 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.69%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.69%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.69%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.69%) Replication
8 1 (0.69%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 145 (100.00%) Windows
2 82 (56.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 59 (40.69%) Windows Server 2016
4 38 (26.21%) Windows 10
5 26 (17.93%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (11.72%) Linux
7 11 (7.59%) Windows 7
8 8 (5.52%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (2.07%) CentOS
10 2 (1.38%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.69%) Unix
11 1 (0.69%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.69%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (23.45%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 17 (11.72%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (11.03%) Migration
4 13 (8.97%) ITIL
5 10 (6.90%) DevOps
5 10 (6.90%) Load Balancing
6 8 (5.52%) Application Virtualisation
6 8 (5.52%) Server Building
6 8 (5.52%) Unit Testing
7 7 (4.83%) Data Protection
8 6 (4.14%) Asset Management
8 6 (4.14%) Information Security
8 6 (4.14%) Infrastructure Management
8 6 (4.14%) MVC
9 5 (3.45%) Customer Requirements
9 5 (3.45%) Data Analysis
9 5 (3.45%) NsoIT
9 5 (3.45%) Problem-Solving
9 5 (3.45%) SDLC
9 5 (3.45%) Systems Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (25.52%) PowerShell
2 15 (10.34%) C#
3 14 (9.66%) SQL
4 11 (7.59%) Python
5 10 (6.90%) Java
6 5 (3.45%) JavaScript
6 5 (3.45%) PL/SQL
6 5 (3.45%) T-SQL
6 5 (3.45%) VB.NET
7 4 (2.76%) Bash Shell
8 2 (1.38%) VBScript
9 1 (0.69%) C++
9 1 (0.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 88 (60.69%) Security Cleared
2 65 (44.83%) SC Cleared
3 29 (20.00%) DV Cleared
4 17 (11.72%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (9.66%) CCNA
5 14 (9.66%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (9.66%) MCSE
6 9 (6.21%) CCNP
6 9 (6.21%) MCSA
7 6 (4.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (2.07%) TOGAF Certification
9 2 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (0.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (0.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.45%) SLA
2 1 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (0.69%) GDPR
2 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 83 (57.24%) Active Directory
2 50 (34.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (19.31%) VMware ESXi
4 24 (16.55%) Hyper-V
5 17 (11.72%) Virtual Servers
6 15 (10.34%) vSphere
7 11 (7.59%) VMware Workstation
8 9 (6.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 8 (5.52%) Microsoft App-V
9 8 (5.52%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (4.14%) Virtual Machines
10 6 (4.14%) XenApp
11 5 (3.45%) GeoWebCache
11 5 (3.45%) XenDesktop
12 4 (2.76%) DFS Replication
13 2 (1.38%) Terminal Services
13 2 (1.38%) VMware NSX
14 1 (0.69%) BitLocker
14 1 (0.69%) Docker
14 1 (0.69%) Squid
Systems Management
1 23 (15.86%) SCCM
2 13 (8.97%) WSUS
3 11 (7.59%) Ansible
4 10 (6.90%) Puppet
5 7 (4.83%) PowerCLI
5 7 (4.83%) SCOM
5 7 (4.83%) Terraform
6 5 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
7 4 (2.76%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 4 (2.76%) Microsoft Intune
7 4 (2.76%) SCDPM
7 4 (2.76%) SCSM
7 4 (2.76%) SCVMM
7 4 (2.76%) vCenter Server
8 3 (2.07%) McAfee ePO
8 3 (2.07%) vRealize
9 2 (1.38%) AirWatch
9 2 (1.38%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.38%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 84 (57.93%) VMware
2 62 (42.76%) Microsoft
3 23 (15.86%) Cisco
4 18 (12.41%) Citrix
5 17 (11.72%) Oracle
6 16 (11.03%) Veeam
7 11 (7.59%) Dell
8 10 (6.90%) ESRI
8 10 (6.90%) HP
9 9 (6.21%) SolarWinds
10 6 (4.14%) CA
10 6 (4.14%) Gemalto
11 5 (3.45%) F5
11 5 (3.45%) Ivanti
11 5 (3.45%) McAfee
12 4 (2.76%) ArcSight
13 3 (2.07%) Embarcadero
13 3 (2.07%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.07%) Wyse
14 2 (1.38%) Juniper