Period
to 3 August 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Windows Server 2016 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2016 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 2016
UK
6 months to
3 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 211 273 352
Rank change year-on-year +62 +79 +236
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 438 917 766
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.22% 1.00% 0.74%
As % of the Operating Systems category 6.30% 4.90% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 604 515
Median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £206 £200 £206
90th Percentile £525 £538 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 47 30
Median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +30.00% +60.00%
10th Percentile £14.53 £17.70 £10.98
90th Percentile £52.95 £48.30 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £26.00 £14.00
% change year-on-year -19.23% +85.71% +12.00%

Windows Server 2016 is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 6,951 18,716 21,488
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.29% 20.36% 20.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,255 11,771 13,411
Median daily rate £431 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.41% - -
10th Percentile £155 £154 £180
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 1,202 1,462
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.43% - +6.06%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.12 £49.88 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.38 £16.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +11.36% +3.13% +3.23%

Windows Server 2016
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows Server 2016 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2016 in the UK

Windows Server 2016
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2016.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2016 in the UK

Windows Server 2016
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2016 over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2016 in the UK

Windows Server 2016
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2016.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2016 in the UK

Windows Server 2016
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server 2016 over the 6 months to 3 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2016 in the UK

Windows Server 2016
Top 16 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server 2016 within the UK 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
England +63 396 £375 - 93
UK excluding London +44 258 £375 +1.35% 83
London +128 157 £400 - 11
South East +32 72 £400 +3.23% 25
South West +28 67 £350 - 19
North of England +53 45 £350 +11.11% 25
East of England +78 29 £388 +14.81% 4
Work from Home +9 26 £340 -28.42% 7
North West +45 24 £350 +11.55% 13
Midlands +37 23 £329 -4.01% 9
Yorkshire +54 20 £413 +17.86% 8
Scotland +53 18 £418 +96.47%
West Midlands +49 18 £329 -15.71% 5
East Midlands +23 5 - - 4
Wales +35 4 £400 +45.45% 1
North East +38 1 £200 -57.45% 4

For the 6 months to 3 August 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2016 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 with a requirement for Windows Server 2016.

1 434 (99.09%) Windows
2 346 (79.00%) Windows Server
3 284 (64.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 278 (63.47%) Active Directory
5 253 (57.76%) VMware
6 217 (49.54%) Microsoft
7 175 (39.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 163 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
8 163 (37.21%) PowerShell
9 152 (34.70%) Windows 10
10 139 (31.74%) Office 365
11 130 (29.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 129 (29.45%) Security Cleared
13 127 (29.00%) Azure
14 117 (26.71%) DNS
15 107 (24.43%) SQL Server
16 93 (21.23%) Citrix
17 91 (20.78%) ITIL
17 91 (20.78%) SC Cleared
18 87 (19.86%) DHCP
19 82 (18.72%) Windows Server 2019
20 78 (17.81%) Cisco
21 74 (16.89%) Firewall
22 72 (16.44%) Hyper-V
23 71 (16.21%) Migration
24 70 (15.98%) Microsoft Certification
24 70 (15.98%) Windows 7
24 70 (15.98%) vSphere
25 66 (15.07%) SCCM
26 65 (14.84%) SQL

Windows Server 2016
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 64 (14.61%) MS Exchange
2 35 (7.99%) Skype for Business
3 34 (7.76%) SharePoint
4 25 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (5.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (4.11%) Apache
7 16 (3.65%) ArcGIS
7 16 (3.65%) Tomcat
8 15 (3.42%) IIS
9 11 (2.51%) Apache Solr
10 4 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.68%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.23%) CMS
13 1 (0.23%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.23%) nginx
13 1 (0.23%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.23%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 35 (7.99%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.65%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.46%) LaTeX
5 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (0.46%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 139 (31.74%) Office 365
2 127 (29.00%) Azure
3 34 (7.76%) AWS
4 26 (5.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 22 (5.02%) SaaS
6 21 (4.79%) GitHub
7 20 (4.57%) IaaS
8 18 (4.11%) PaaS
9 13 (2.97%) GCP
10 11 (2.51%) OneDrive
11 9 (2.05%) Mimecast
12 8 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
13 4 (0.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 3 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
14 3 (0.68%) Amazon S3
14 3 (0.68%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 3 (0.68%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (0.68%) Azure Stack
14 3 (0.68%) OpenShift
14 3 (0.68%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 117 (26.71%) DNS
2 87 (19.86%) DHCP
3 74 (16.89%) Firewall
4 48 (10.96%) SAN
5 41 (9.36%) Skype
6 34 (7.76%) VLAN
7 28 (6.39%) TCP/IP
8 24 (5.48%) NetScaler
9 23 (5.25%) LAN
10 20 (4.57%) WAN
11 17 (3.88%) HTTP
12 16 (3.65%) Reverse Proxy
13 15 (3.42%) SNMP
14 13 (2.97%) SSL
15 12 (2.74%) VPN
16 11 (2.51%) SMTP
17 10 (2.28%) PBX
18 8 (1.83%) Internet
19 7 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
19 7 (1.60%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 107 (24.43%) SQL Server
2 36 (8.22%) SQL Server 2016
3 17 (3.88%) GIS
3 17 (3.88%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (3.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 12 (2.74%) SQL Server 2014
6 8 (1.83%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 5 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.14%) Relational Database
9 4 (0.91%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (0.68%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (0.68%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.68%) MS Access
10 3 (0.68%) MySQL
10 3 (0.68%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (0.68%) QGIS
10 3 (0.68%) Spatial Data
10 3 (0.68%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 17 (3.88%) Git (software)
1 17 (3.88%) Jenkins
2 16 (3.65%) GitLab
3 15 (3.42%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 15 (3.42%) JIRA
4 7 (1.60%) Subversion
5 6 (1.37%) Hudson
5 6 (1.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 5 (1.14%) Oracle Forms
7 4 (0.91%) Eclipse
7 4 (0.91%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.46%) NUnit
8 2 (0.46%) Selenium
8 2 (0.46%) TeamCity
9 1 (0.23%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.23%) MSI
9 1 (0.23%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 55 (12.56%) Finance
2 33 (7.53%) Public Sector
3 22 (5.02%) Banking
4 12 (2.74%) Telecoms
5 7 (1.60%) Retail
6 6 (1.37%) Legal
7 4 (0.91%) Manufacturing
8 3 (0.68%) Automotive
8 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.46%) Electronics
9 2 (0.46%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.46%) Law
9 2 (0.46%) Local Government
9 2 (0.46%) Marketing
10 1 (0.23%) Back Office
10 1 (0.23%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.23%) Police
Job Titles
1 113 (25.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 50 (11.42%) Server Engineer
3 41 (9.36%) Analyst
4 37 (8.45%) Windows Engineer
5 30 (6.85%) Support Engineer
6 28 (6.39%) VMware Engineer
7 25 (5.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 23 (5.25%) Citrix Engineer
9 22 (5.02%) Active Directory Engineer
10 19 (4.34%) 2nd Line Support
10 19 (4.34%) DevOps Engineer
11 18 (4.11%) Azure Engineer
11 18 (4.11%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 18 (4.11%) Systems Engineer
11 18 (4.11%) Wintel Engineer
12 17 (3.88%) Architect
12 17 (3.88%) Integration Engineer
12 17 (3.88%) IT Engineer
12 17 (3.88%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
13 16 (3.65%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (5.71%) .NET
2 17 (3.88%) RESTful
3 14 (3.20%) LDAP
4 12 (2.74%) RabbitMQ
5 10 (2.28%) gRPC
5 10 (2.28%) REST
5 10 (2.28%) Swagger
6 9 (2.05%) Elastic Stack
7 8 (1.83%) HTML
8 7 (1.60%) ASP.NET
8 7 (1.60%) JSON
8 7 (1.60%) SOAP
8 7 (1.60%) Web Services
9 6 (1.37%) CSS
10 5 (1.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
10 5 (1.14%) jQuery
10 5 (1.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (0.91%) Middleware
12 3 (0.68%) ADSI
12 3 (0.68%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.90%) Data Centre
2 31 (7.08%) Clustering
3 24 (5.48%) PKI
4 23 (5.25%) Analytical Skills
5 19 (4.34%) Self-Motivation
6 16 (3.65%) Replication
7 11 (2.51%) Fat Client
7 11 (2.51%) Thin Client
8 10 (2.28%) NHS
9 9 (2.05%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (2.05%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.05%) User Experience
10 7 (1.60%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.14%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.14%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.91%) Driving Licence
13 3 (0.68%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.68%) EMC VNX
13 3 (0.68%) Smartcard
14 2 (0.46%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 434 (99.09%) Windows
2 346 (79.00%) Windows Server
3 284 (64.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 175 (39.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 152 (34.70%) Windows 10
6 82 (18.72%) Windows Server 2019
7 70 (15.98%) Windows 7
8 63 (14.38%) Linux
9 28 (6.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 21 (4.79%) Windows Server 2003
11 17 (3.88%) CentOS
12 5 (1.14%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.14%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.68%) Unix
13 3 (0.68%) Windows 2000
14 2 (0.46%) AIX
14 2 (0.46%) Solaris
14 2 (0.46%) SUSE
14 2 (0.46%) VMS
14 2 (0.46%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (29.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 91 (20.78%) ITIL
3 71 (16.21%) Migration
4 57 (13.01%) DevOps
5 43 (9.82%) Problem-Solving
6 38 (8.68%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (7.31%) Configuration Management
8 26 (5.94%) Disaster Recovery
9 22 (5.02%) Continuous Integration
9 22 (5.02%) High Availability
10 21 (4.79%) Change Management
11 20 (4.57%) Infrastructure as Code
12 19 (4.34%) Cybersecurity
12 19 (4.34%) Server Building
12 19 (4.34%) Systems Engineering
13 18 (4.11%) Data Protection
13 18 (4.11%) Performance Tuning
13 18 (4.11%) Storage Management
14 16 (3.65%) Data Migration
15 15 (3.42%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 163 (37.21%) PowerShell
2 65 (14.84%) SQL
3 32 (7.31%) C#
4 24 (5.48%) Python
5 22 (5.02%) Java
6 20 (4.57%) VB
7 19 (4.34%) C
8 12 (2.74%) Bash Shell
9 11 (2.51%) VBScript
10 10 (2.28%) Go
11 7 (1.60%) T-SQL
12 6 (1.37%) JavaScript
12 6 (1.37%) PL/SQL
12 6 (1.37%) Ruby
13 5 (1.14%) VB.NET
14 4 (0.91%) C++
14 4 (0.91%) Perl
15 2 (0.46%) PHP
15 2 (0.46%) Shell Script
16 1 (0.23%) XPath
Qualifications
1 129 (29.45%) Security Cleared
2 91 (20.78%) SC Cleared
3 70 (15.98%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (8.45%) DV Cleared
5 31 (7.08%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (5.48%) MCSE
7 21 (4.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (3.88%) CCNA
9 14 (3.20%) MCSA
10 11 (2.51%) Citrix Certification
11 10 (2.28%) ITIL Certification
12 9 (2.05%) CCA
13 8 (1.83%) CCNP
14 7 (1.60%) Degree
15 5 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 3 (0.68%) DBS Check
16 3 (0.68%) MCITP
16 3 (0.68%) TOGAF Certification
17 2 (0.46%) BPSS Clearance
17 2 (0.46%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (6.62%) SLA
2 15 (3.42%) GDPR
2 15 (3.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (3.20%) Cyber Essentials
3 14 (3.20%) HIPAA
4 7 (1.60%) QA
5 1 (0.23%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.23%) NCSC
5 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 278 (63.47%) Active Directory
2 163 (37.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 72 (16.44%) Hyper-V
4 70 (15.98%) vSphere
5 62 (14.16%) VMware ESXi
6 49 (11.19%) XenApp
7 29 (6.62%) Docker
8 20 (4.57%) Virtual Machines
9 17 (3.88%) Microsoft App-V
9 17 (3.88%) Virtual Desktop
10 16 (3.65%) VMware NSX
11 15 (3.42%) XenDesktop
12 14 (3.20%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 14 (3.20%) Virtual Servers
13 10 (2.28%) DFS Replication
14 7 (1.60%) VMware Workstation
15 5 (1.14%) Terminal Services
16 4 (0.91%) Firmware
16 4 (0.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 4 (0.91%) UAG
Systems Management
1 66 (15.07%) SCCM
2 56 (12.79%) Ansible
3 38 (8.68%) SCOM
4 37 (8.45%) Opscode Chef
5 36 (8.22%) Puppet
6 25 (5.71%) Kubernetes
7 23 (5.25%) Terraform
7 23 (5.25%) vCenter Server
8 22 (5.02%) WSUS
9 20 (4.57%) Microsoft Clustering
9 20 (4.57%) Microsoft Intune
10 16 (3.65%) Packer
11 13 (2.97%) Failover Clustering
12 12 (2.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 11 (2.51%) McAfee ePO
13 11 (2.51%) vRealize
13 11 (2.51%) ZABBIX
14 9 (2.05%) Grafana
14 9 (2.05%) Prometheus
14 9 (2.05%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 253 (57.76%) VMware
2 217 (49.54%) Microsoft
3 93 (21.23%) Citrix
4 78 (17.81%) Cisco
5 40 (9.13%) Dell
5 40 (9.13%) HP
6 35 (7.99%) Oracle
7 24 (5.48%) Splunk
8 21 (4.79%) EMC
9 20 (4.57%) SolarWinds
10 19 (4.34%) ESRI
11 18 (4.11%) McAfee
11 18 (4.11%) NetApp
11 18 (4.11%) Sophos
12 17 (3.88%) Lumension
13 16 (3.65%) Veeam
14 15 (3.42%) Atlassian
15 9 (2.05%) Red Hat
15 9 (2.05%) Sonus
16 8 (1.83%) Palo Alto