Period
to 22 November 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 November 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 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 43 34 53
Rank change year-on-year -9 +19 -12
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 323 379 219
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.03% 6.00% 3.87%
As % of the Operating Systems category 19.76% 26.32% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 209 137
South West median daily rate £363 £379 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.37% +26.36% -7.69%
10th Percentile £180 £212 £164
90th Percentile £525 £538 £475
England median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 13
South West median hourly rate £35.00 £41.85 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.36% +120.24% -32.14%
10th Percentile £18.51 £17.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £44.25 £47.00 £42.60
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year -10.00% +48.77% -21.84%

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 1,635 1,440 1,060
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 25.45% 22.78% 18.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 928 829 635
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.29% -
10th Percentile £131 £145 £148
90th Percentile £575 £575 £508
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 134 136 97
South West median hourly rate £42.00 £29.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +43.59% +67.14% +14.68%
10th Percentile £13.34 £11.18 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £44.25
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 November 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 November 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 November 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 -6 113 £425 - 23
Bristol -10 82 £325 -13.33% 44
Gloucestershire 0 53 £335 -13.55% 25
Devon -6 28 £363 +31.82% 19
Somerset -1 27 £250 -25.93% 16
Dorset +1 16 £213 -46.88% 16
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 323 (100.00%) Windows
2 215 (66.56%) Active Directory
3 164 (50.77%) VMware
4 163 (50.46%) Microsoft
5 139 (43.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 126 (39.01%) SCCM
7 125 (38.70%) Windows 10
8 122 (37.77%) Security Cleared
9 119 (36.84%) PowerShell
10 108 (33.44%) Office 365
11 93 (28.79%) Windows Server 2008
12 88 (27.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 85 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 83 (25.70%) ITIL
15 82 (25.39%) SC Cleared
16 71 (21.98%) DHCP
17 69 (21.36%) DNS
17 69 (21.36%) Windows 7
17 69 (21.36%) Azure
18 61 (18.89%) Hyper-V
19 57 (17.65%) MS Exchange
20 56 (17.34%) Citrix
21 55 (17.03%) DV Cleared
22 47 (14.55%) Migration
23 45 (13.93%) Linux
24 44 (13.62%) Cisco
25 43 (13.31%) SQL Server
26 42 (13.00%) Skype
27 40 (12.38%) VMware ESXi
28 39 (12.07%) Skype for Business

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 57 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 39 (12.07%) Skype for Business
3 23 (7.12%) SharePoint
4 18 (5.57%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (3.72%) Confluence
6 10 (3.10%) IIS
7 8 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
9 2 (0.62%) Apache
9 2 (0.62%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.62%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.31%) ArcGIS
10 1 (0.31%) Drupal
10 1 (0.31%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 23 (7.12%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (1.55%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 108 (33.44%) Office 365
2 69 (21.36%) Azure
3 35 (10.84%) AWS
4 9 (2.79%) GCP
5 6 (1.86%) SaaS
6 5 (1.55%) Dynamics 365
6 5 (1.55%) PaaS
7 4 (1.24%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (1.24%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (0.93%) IaaS
8 3 (0.93%) Mimecast
8 3 (0.93%) SoftLayer
8 3 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 71 (21.98%) DHCP
2 69 (21.36%) DNS
3 42 (13.00%) Skype
4 28 (8.67%) Firewall
4 28 (8.67%) SAN
5 22 (6.81%) WAN
6 17 (5.26%) LAN
7 13 (4.02%) VPN
8 12 (3.72%) TCP/IP
9 11 (3.41%) Network Security
10 8 (2.48%) Wireless
11 6 (1.86%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (1.55%) Cisco Nexus
12 5 (1.55%) iSCSI
12 5 (1.55%) Unified Communications
13 4 (1.24%) NAS
13 4 (1.24%) SSL
13 4 (1.24%) VLAN
14 3 (0.93%) DMZ
14 3 (0.93%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (13.31%) SQL Server
2 6 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
3 4 (1.24%) DB2
3 4 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
4 3 (0.93%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.93%) MySQL
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (0.93%) Relational Database
4 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2017
4 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.31%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 18 (5.57%) JIRA
2 7 (2.17%) Bitbucket
3 6 (1.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.31%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (0.31%) Jenkins
4 1 (0.31%) MSI
4 1 (0.31%) Travis CI
General
1 23 (7.12%) Public Sector
2 13 (4.02%) Finance
3 7 (2.17%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.17%) Retail
4 5 (1.55%) Telecoms
5 3 (0.93%) Automotive
5 3 (0.93%) Electronics
5 3 (0.93%) Local Government
5 3 (0.93%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 77 (23.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (12.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 38 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 35 (10.84%) 3rd Line Support
5 33 (10.22%) Windows Engineer
6 24 (7.43%) Wintel Engineer
7 21 (6.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 21 (6.50%) Analyst
8 18 (5.57%) Architect
8 18 (5.57%) Server Engineer
9 17 (5.26%) IT Engineer
10 15 (4.64%) Windows Server Engineer
11 13 (4.02%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 13 (4.02%) Administrator
11 13 (4.02%) Infrastructure Support
12 12 (3.72%) Systems Administrator
13 11 (3.41%) Infrastructure Architect
13 11 (3.41%) Systems Analyst
14 10 (3.10%) 2nd Line Support
14 10 (3.10%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.02%) Web Services
2 8 (2.48%) .NET
3 6 (1.86%) XML
4 3 (0.93%) Kafka
4 3 (0.93%) ODBC
4 3 (0.93%) REST
4 3 (0.93%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.62%) 802.1X
5 2 (0.62%) Middleware
6 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
6 1 (0.31%) CGI
6 1 (0.31%) KML
6 1 (0.31%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 29 (8.98%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.12%) Clustering
3 13 (4.02%) PKI
4 11 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.79%) Public Cloud
5 9 (2.79%) User Experience
6 6 (1.86%) NHS
6 6 (1.86%) Self-Motivation
7 4 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
7 4 (1.24%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.24%) Hybrid Cloud
7 4 (1.24%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.24%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.24%) Video Conferencing
8 3 (0.93%) Driving Licence
8 3 (0.93%) Mobile Computing
9 2 (0.62%) Private Cloud
9 2 (0.62%) Replication
9 2 (0.62%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.31%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 323 (100.00%) Windows
2 139 (43.03%) Windows Server 2012
3 125 (38.70%) Windows 10
4 93 (28.79%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (21.36%) Windows 7
6 45 (13.93%) Linux
7 10 (3.10%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (2.48%) Unix
9 6 (1.86%) Android
10 5 (1.55%) Windows 8
11 4 (1.24%) CentOS
12 3 (0.93%) Debian
12 3 (0.93%) Ubuntu
12 3 (0.93%) zOS
13 2 (0.62%) AIX
13 2 (0.62%) Solaris
14 1 (0.31%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.31%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 85 (26.32%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 83 (25.70%) ITIL
3 47 (14.55%) Migration
4 23 (7.12%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (5.88%) Agile Software Development
5 19 (5.88%) Data Protection
6 17 (5.26%) ITIL V3
7 16 (4.95%) Service Management
8 14 (4.33%) Configuration Management
8 14 (4.33%) ITSM
9 12 (3.72%) PRINCE2
10 11 (3.41%) Application Virtualisation
10 11 (3.41%) Decision-Making
10 11 (3.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 10 (3.10%) Information Security
11 10 (3.10%) Project Delivery
12 9 (2.79%) Customer Requirements
12 9 (2.79%) Security Monitoring
12 9 (2.79%) Server Building
13 8 (2.48%) Preventative Maintenance
Programming Languages
1 119 (36.84%) PowerShell
2 32 (9.91%) SQL
3 13 (4.02%) VBScript
4 11 (3.41%) Python
5 5 (1.55%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.24%) JavaScript
7 3 (0.93%) VB
7 3 (0.93%) VB6
8 2 (0.62%) C#
9 1 (0.31%) C
9 1 (0.31%) Java
9 1 (0.31%) Perl
9 1 (0.31%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 122 (37.77%) Security Cleared
2 82 (25.39%) SC Cleared
3 55 (17.03%) DV Cleared
4 25 (7.74%) Microsoft Certification
5 17 (5.26%) MCSA
5 17 (5.26%) MCSE
6 16 (4.95%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (4.64%) MCP
8 14 (4.33%) CCNA
9 13 (4.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (2.79%) Degree
11 6 (1.86%) DBS Check
12 5 (1.55%) CCNP
13 3 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (0.93%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 3 (0.93%) RHCE
14 2 (0.62%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
15 1 (0.31%) AWS Certification
15 1 (0.31%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (5.88%) SLA
2 7 (2.17%) NCSC
3 5 (1.55%) GDPR
4 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.62%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 215 (66.56%) Active Directory
2 88 (27.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (18.89%) Hyper-V
4 40 (12.38%) VMware ESXi
5 38 (11.76%) vSphere
6 30 (9.29%) XenApp
7 27 (8.36%) XenDesktop
8 24 (7.43%) Virtual Machines
9 20 (6.19%) Virtual Servers
10 19 (5.88%) Virtual Desktop
11 14 (4.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 12 (3.72%) DFS Replication
12 12 (3.72%) Microsoft App-V
13 9 (2.79%) BitLocker
14 7 (2.17%) Docker
15 6 (1.86%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 5 (1.55%) Xen
17 4 (1.24%) Terminal Services
17 4 (1.24%) VMware NSX
18 1 (0.31%) KVM
Systems Management
1 126 (39.01%) SCCM
2 30 (9.29%) SCOM
3 22 (6.81%) SCVMM
4 21 (6.50%) Microsoft Clustering
4 21 (6.50%) vCenter Server
5 20 (6.19%) WSUS
6 16 (4.95%) Failover Clustering
7 15 (4.64%) PowerCLI
8 12 (3.72%) McAfee ePO
9 11 (3.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 10 (3.10%) Ansible
11 8 (2.48%) SCDPM
11 8 (2.48%) SCSM
12 7 (2.17%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (1.86%) Kubernetes
14 5 (1.55%) NetBackup
14 5 (1.55%) Puppet
15 4 (1.24%) Opscode Chef
15 4 (1.24%) vRealize
16 3 (0.93%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 164 (50.77%) VMware
2 163 (50.46%) Microsoft
3 56 (17.34%) Citrix
4 44 (13.62%) Cisco
5 22 (6.81%) HP
6 17 (5.26%) Dell
7 15 (4.64%) McAfee
8 11 (3.41%) ServiceNow
9 9 (2.79%) Sophos
10 8 (2.48%) Apple
10 8 (2.48%) Atlassian
10 8 (2.48%) Google
10 8 (2.48%) Oracle
11 7 (2.17%) NetApp
12 6 (1.86%) Symantec
12 6 (1.86%) Veeam
13 5 (1.55%) 3PAR
13 5 (1.55%) Palo Alto
13 5 (1.55%) Red Hat
14 4 (1.24%) CommVault