Period
to 19 September 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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 29 55 43
Rank change year-on-year +26 -12 -9
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 349 220 270
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 5.99% 4.01% 4.63%
As % of the Operating Systems category 27.94% 22.52% 21.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 189 138 164
South West median daily rate £375 £325 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.38% -7.14% +7.69%
10th Percentile £213 £160 £182
90th Percentile £525 £488 £550
England median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 9 20
South West median hourly rate £41.92 £22.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +86.32% -10.00% +17.65%
10th Percentile £17.50 £13.85 £11.18
90th Percentile £47.00 £46.15 £47.50
England median hourly rate £22.72 £16.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year +37.67% -21.43% +10.53%

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 1,249 977 1,239
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 21.45% 17.80% 21.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 570 729
South West median daily rate £377 £355 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.21% -2.74% -1.35%
10th Percentile £155 £150 £150
90th Percentile £551 £500 £550
England median daily rate £438 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +2.94% +3.66% +5.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 138 87 97
South West median hourly rate £20.97 £17.50 £15.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.83% +11.11% -7.35%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.20 £11.15
90th Percentile £47.50 £48.75 £43.00
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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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 +14 116 £375 +30.43% 20
Wiltshire +26 102 £425 - 30
Gloucestershire +10 50 £381 +23.98% 11
Devon +10 26 £296 +5.33% 10
Somerset +13 20 £375 +32.74% 14
Dorset -7 15 £375 -11.76% 15
Cornwall - 5 £250 - 1
Avon - 1 - -
Windows Server
England

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 347 (99.43%) Windows
2 180 (51.58%) Active Directory
3 177 (50.72%) Microsoft
4 154 (44.13%) VMware
5 128 (36.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 103 (29.51%) SCCM
7 90 (25.79%) PowerShell
8 87 (24.93%) VMware Infrastructure
9 85 (24.36%) Security Cleared
10 80 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
11 79 (22.64%) Windows 10
12 77 (22.06%) Microsoft Azure
13 69 (19.77%) Linux
13 69 (19.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 65 (18.62%) Office 365
15 62 (17.77%) ITIL
15 62 (17.77%) Cisco
16 61 (17.48%) SQL Server
16 61 (17.48%) Windows 7
17 60 (17.19%) MS Exchange
18 54 (15.47%) SC Cleared
19 52 (14.90%) Citrix
20 51 (14.61%) Microsoft Certification
21 48 (13.75%) SQL
22 47 (13.47%) Finance
22 47 (13.47%) Firewall
22 47 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
23 46 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
24 44 (12.61%) VMware ESXi
25 42 (12.03%) Hyper-V

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 60 (17.19%) MS Exchange
2 32 (9.17%) IIS
3 24 (6.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (5.73%) SharePoint
5 15 (4.30%) Confluence
5 15 (4.30%) Skype for Business
6 11 (3.15%) JBoss
6 11 (3.15%) Tomcat
7 8 (2.29%) Apache
7 8 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 7 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
9 5 (1.43%) SharePoint Server
10 4 (1.15%) CMS
10 4 (1.15%) ColdFusion
10 4 (1.15%) WebSphere
10 4 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
11 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.86%) Exchange Server 2013
11 3 (0.86%) SAS
11 3 (0.86%) Site Server
Applications
1 32 (9.17%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.29%) Houdini
3 1 (0.29%) Maya
3 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.29%) NUKE
3 1 (0.29%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Towers Watson Igloo
2 1 (0.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 77 (22.06%) Microsoft Azure
2 65 (18.62%) Office 365
3 30 (8.60%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (3.44%) Google Cloud Platform
5 11 (3.15%) AWS CloudFormation
6 10 (2.87%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (1.72%) GitHub
7 6 (1.72%) IaaS
8 4 (1.15%) OneDrive
9 3 (0.86%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.57%) G Suite
10 2 (0.57%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 47 (13.47%) Firewall
2 42 (12.03%) DNS
3 33 (9.46%) SAN
4 24 (6.88%) DHCP
5 19 (5.44%) WAN
6 14 (4.01%) LAN
6 14 (4.01%) Skype
6 14 (4.01%) TCP/IP
7 13 (3.72%) NAS
8 12 (3.44%) Intrusion Detection
8 12 (3.44%) Network Security
9 11 (3.15%) NetScaler
9 11 (3.15%) VLAN
10 10 (2.87%) Internet
11 9 (2.58%) Cisco Nexus
11 9 (2.58%) Unified Communications
12 8 (2.29%) VPN
13 5 (1.43%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (1.43%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (17.48%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.01%) SQL Server 2008
2 14 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (3.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (1.72%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.43%) DataStage
5 5 (1.43%) IBM InfoSphere
5 5 (1.43%) Relational Database
5 5 (1.43%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.15%) DB2
6 4 (1.15%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.15%) RDBMS
7 3 (0.86%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (0.86%) Couchbase
7 3 (0.86%) MySQL
8 2 (0.57%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.57%) MS Access
8 2 (0.57%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.57%) QualityStage
Development Applications
1 26 (7.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 18 (5.16%) Team Foundation Server
3 15 (4.30%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.30%) JIRA
4 12 (3.44%) Ant
4 12 (3.44%) Selenium
5 11 (3.15%) Travis CI
5 11 (3.15%) Vagrant
6 9 (2.58%) Visual Studio
6 9 (2.58%) Visual Studio Team System
7 7 (2.01%) MSTest
7 7 (2.01%) NUnit
8 5 (1.43%) Git (software)
9 3 (0.86%) Bitbucket
9 3 (0.86%) CF BOSH
9 3 (0.86%) GitLab
9 3 (0.86%) Grunt
10 2 (0.57%) ERwin
11 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Forms
General
1 47 (13.47%) Finance
2 12 (3.44%) Manufacturing
3 9 (2.58%) Telecoms
4 7 (2.01%) Marketing
5 6 (1.72%) Electronics
5 6 (1.72%) Law
6 4 (1.15%) Back Office
7 3 (0.86%) Banking
7 3 (0.86%) Military
8 2 (0.57%) Retail
9 1 (0.29%) Publishing
9 1 (0.29%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (16.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (10.60%) Analyst
3 27 (7.74%) Support Engineer
4 24 (6.88%) Architect
5 21 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
6 20 (5.73%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 20 (5.73%) Administrator
7 18 (5.16%) Desktop Support
7 18 (5.16%) IT Engineer
7 18 (5.16%) Windows Engineer
8 16 (4.58%) Consultant
8 16 (4.58%) Systems Administrator
9 15 (4.30%) Server Engineer
10 14 (4.01%) Automation Engineer
10 14 (4.01%) Senior IT Engineer
11 13 (3.72%) Developer
11 13 (3.72%) PowerShell Engineer
12 12 (3.44%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 12 (3.44%) Integration Engineer
12 12 (3.44%) Server Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (6.59%) .NET
2 12 (3.44%) .NET Framework
2 12 (3.44%) REST
3 11 (3.15%) JSP
3 11 (3.15%) Struts
4 10 (2.87%) Web Services
5 7 (2.01%) Node.js
6 5 (1.43%) AngularJS
6 5 (1.43%) HTML
6 5 (1.43%) jQuery
6 5 (1.43%) JSON
7 4 (1.15%) CSS
7 4 (1.15%) Entity Framework
7 4 (1.15%) WCF
7 4 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
7 4 (1.15%) XML
8 3 (0.86%) HTML5
8 3 (0.86%) OAuth
8 3 (0.86%) SOAP
8 3 (0.86%) Windows SharePoint Services
Miscellaneous
1 46 (13.18%) Analytical Skills
2 39 (11.17%) Data Centre
3 19 (5.44%) Fat Client
3 19 (5.44%) Thin Client
4 18 (5.16%) Management Information System
5 15 (4.30%) Clustering
5 15 (4.30%) Hybrid Cloud
6 10 (2.87%) Blackberry
6 10 (2.87%) Replication
7 9 (2.58%) PKI
7 9 (2.58%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.43%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.43%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.15%) NHS
10 3 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.86%) iPad
10 3 (0.86%) iPhone
11 2 (0.57%) EMC VNX
11 2 (0.57%) Linux Command Line
11 2 (0.57%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 347 (99.43%) Windows
2 128 (36.68%) Windows Server 2012
3 80 (22.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 79 (22.64%) Windows 10
5 69 (19.77%) Linux
6 61 (17.48%) Windows 7
7 32 (9.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (6.88%) Unix
9 19 (5.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (3.15%) AIX
11 9 (2.58%) Android
12 8 (2.29%) Solaris
12 8 (2.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 8 (2.29%) zOS
13 7 (2.01%) Windows XP
14 6 (1.72%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.43%) CentOS
16 2 (0.57%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.57%) Ubuntu
17 1 (0.29%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (19.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 62 (17.77%) ITIL
3 47 (13.47%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (11.17%) Problem-Solving
5 37 (10.60%) Configuration Management
6 36 (10.32%) DevOps
6 36 (10.32%) ITIL V3
7 29 (8.31%) Disaster Recovery
8 28 (8.02%) Load Balancing
8 28 (8.02%) Migration
9 20 (5.73%) Service Management
10 18 (5.16%) Capacity Planning
11 17 (4.87%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (4.58%) Service Delivery
13 15 (4.30%) Change Management
14 14 (4.01%) NsoIT
15 12 (3.44%) Data Protection
15 12 (3.44%) Programme Management
15 12 (3.44%) Reverse Engineering
15 12 (3.44%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 90 (25.79%) PowerShell
2 48 (13.75%) SQL
3 19 (5.44%) T-SQL
4 12 (3.44%) Java
5 9 (2.58%) C
5 9 (2.58%) JavaScript
6 8 (2.29%) Python
7 4 (1.15%) Bash Shell
7 4 (1.15%) C#
7 4 (1.15%) Perl
7 4 (1.15%) PL/SQL
7 4 (1.15%) Shell Script
8 3 (0.86%) PHP
8 3 (0.86%) Ruby
8 3 (0.86%) VBScript
9 1 (0.29%) F#
9 1 (0.29%) VB
9 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 85 (24.36%) Security Cleared
2 54 (15.47%) SC Cleared
3 51 (14.61%) Microsoft Certification
4 35 (10.03%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (10.03%) MCSA
5 32 (9.17%) CCNA
5 32 (9.17%) MCSE
6 31 (8.88%) DV Cleared
7 21 (6.02%) Degree
8 15 (4.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (3.15%) OCA
9 11 (3.15%) Oracle Certification
10 10 (2.87%) CCNP
11 4 (1.15%) CCA
11 4 (1.15%) CCNP Voice
11 4 (1.15%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.15%) HNC
11 4 (1.15%) MCP
12 3 (0.86%) ITIL Certification
13 2 (0.57%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (2.29%) SLA
2 4 (1.15%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.57%) GDPR
3 2 (0.57%) JSP 440
3 2 (0.57%) QA
4 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 180 (51.58%) Active Directory
2 87 (24.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (12.61%) VMware ESXi
4 42 (12.03%) Hyper-V
5 29 (8.31%) XenApp
6 25 (7.16%) Virtual Machines
7 24 (6.88%) vSphere
8 15 (4.30%) XenDesktop
9 13 (3.72%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (3.72%) VMware Server
10 10 (2.87%) Virtual Servers
11 8 (2.29%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (2.29%) VMware NSX
12 5 (1.43%) Docker
13 4 (1.15%) Firmware
13 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 3 (0.86%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.86%) Xen
14 3 (0.86%) XenServer
15 2 (0.57%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 103 (29.51%) SCCM
2 33 (9.46%) SCOM
3 31 (8.88%) vCenter Server
4 20 (5.73%) McAfee ePO
4 20 (5.73%) WSUS
5 16 (4.58%) Ansible
5 16 (4.58%) Puppet
6 15 (4.30%) Microsoft Clustering
7 14 (4.01%) Terraform
8 12 (3.44%) NetBackup
9 11 (3.15%) Packer
10 10 (2.87%) SCVMM
11 9 (2.58%) Opscode Chef
11 9 (2.58%) PowerCLI
12 8 (2.29%) ZENworks
13 6 (1.72%) Veritas Storage Foundation
14 4 (1.15%) FortiGate
14 4 (1.15%) Kubernetes
14 4 (1.15%) Microsoft Intune
14 4 (1.15%) SCSM
Vendors
1 177 (50.72%) Microsoft
2 154 (44.13%) VMware
3 62 (17.77%) Cisco
4 52 (14.90%) Citrix
5 30 (8.60%) McAfee
6 27 (7.74%) Oracle
7 24 (6.88%) HP
8 23 (6.59%) Atlassian
9 19 (5.44%) NetApp
10 14 (4.01%) CommVault
10 14 (4.01%) Google
10 14 (4.01%) Veeam
11 13 (3.72%) IBM
12 10 (2.87%) Juniper
12 10 (2.87%) SAP
12 10 (2.87%) Splunk
12 10 (2.87%) Veritas
13 9 (2.58%) EMC
13 9 (2.58%) Ivanti
13 9 (2.58%) MKS