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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 22 May 2022 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
22 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 464 391 236
Rank change year-on-year -73 -155 +70
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 416 332 547
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.48% 0.57% 1.14%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.20% 3.65% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 293 257 406
10th Percentile £159 £187 £188
25th Percentile £213 £281 £289
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £380
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -2.56%
75th Percentile £523 £475 £475
90th Percentile £588 £550 £509
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £350 £375
% change year-on-year -7.86% -6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 11 33
10th Percentile £15.85 £18.19 £14.16
25th Percentile £16.35 £19.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate £20.00 £40.17 £28.00
Median % change year-on-year -50.21% +43.46% +25.00%
75th Percentile - £45.63 £47.25
90th Percentile £27.85 £48.75 £50.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.50
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -12.95%

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 12,994 9,101 9,613
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 14.84% 15.57% 19.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,831 5,987 6,234
10th Percentile £175 £185 £144
25th Percentile £350 £338 £264
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £450 £425
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% -1.16%
75th Percentile £616 £550 £525
90th Percentile £700 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 593 452 709
10th Percentile £13.25 £11.66 £11.64
25th Percentile £15.88 £13.50 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% - +4.48%
75th Percentile £52.50 £43.81 £23.50
90th Percentile £65.00 £60.00 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.50 £17.00
% change year-on-year +21.21% -2.94% +7.19%

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 22 May 2022.

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 22 May 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2016 in the UK

Windows Server 2016
Top 18 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 22 May 2022. 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
Jobs
England -78 336 £425 +6.25% 172
UK excluding London -2 232 £323 -7.86% 140
Work from Home -98 146 £450 +14.94% 48
London -101 136 £428 +0.59% 45
North of England -8 56 £173 -40.00% 32
South East -32 46 £425 +25.93% 40
North West -15 38 £168 -22.81% 15
South West -7 37 £250 -28.57% 13
Scotland -3 32 £200 -49.69% 10
East of England -26 31 £400 +23.08% 15
Midlands -48 17 £350 -10.26% 27
Yorkshire -31 15 £304 +5.65% 15
Wales -15 12 £425 +21.43% 2
West Midlands -53 9 £350 -10.26% 16
East Midlands -20 8 £328 -15.48% 11
North East -6 3 £283 -33.92% 2
Isle of Man - 2 - -
Northern Ireland -3 1 £160 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 May 2022, 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.

1 407 (97.84%) Windows
2 290 (69.71%) Active Directory
3 269 (64.66%) Windows Server
4 258 (62.02%) Windows Server 2012
5 255 (61.30%) Microsoft
6 188 (45.19%) Azure
7 174 (41.83%) Microsoft 365
8 172 (41.35%) PowerShell
8 172 (41.35%) VMware
9 164 (39.42%) Windows Server 2019
10 146 (35.10%) Windows 10
11 137 (32.93%) Windows Server 2008
12 132 (31.73%) VMware Infrastructure
13 116 (27.88%) DNS
14 112 (26.92%) ITIL
15 111 (26.68%) SCCM
16 98 (23.56%) DHCP
17 90 (21.63%) Social Skills
18 86 (20.67%) Security Cleared
19 83 (19.95%) Hyper-V
20 82 (19.71%) Citrix
21 75 (18.03%) Linux
22 74 (17.79%) SQL
22 74 (17.79%) Firewall
22 74 (17.79%) AWS
22 74 (17.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 72 (17.31%) MS Exchange
24 69 (16.59%) Finance
25 68 (16.35%) Microsoft Office
26 66 (15.87%) SQL Server

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 72 (17.31%) MS Exchange
2 54 (12.98%) SharePoint
3 32 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (7.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (6.01%) IIS
6 20 (4.81%) Exchange Server 2007
6 20 (4.81%) Skype for Business
7 7 (1.68%) Confluence
8 6 (1.44%) Tomcat
9 5 (1.20%) Apache
9 5 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (0.72%) IBM Domino
11 2 (0.48%) Content Management Server
11 2 (0.48%) Oracle Coherence
11 2 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.48%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.48%) WordPress
12 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.24%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.24%) WebSphere
Applications
1 68 (16.35%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (1.68%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.48%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.24%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.48%) assyst
1 2 (0.48%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
2 1 (0.24%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 188 (45.19%) Azure
2 174 (41.83%) Microsoft 365
3 74 (17.79%) AWS
4 48 (11.54%) Azure Active Directory
5 34 (8.17%) OneDrive
6 24 (5.77%) Amazon S3
7 20 (4.81%) Amazon EC2
7 20 (4.81%) Route 53
7 20 (4.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 18 (4.33%) PaaS
9 16 (3.85%) GitHub
9 16 (3.85%) SaaS
10 15 (3.61%) IaaS
10 15 (3.61%) Mimecast
11 13 (3.13%) Datadog
12 12 (2.88%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (2.64%) Amazon ECS
13 11 (2.64%) AWS CodeBuild
13 11 (2.64%) AWS CodePipeline
14 9 (2.16%) Azure Cosmos DB
Communications & Networking
1 116 (27.88%) DNS
2 98 (23.56%) DHCP
3 74 (17.79%) Firewall
4 36 (8.65%) TCP/IP
5 34 (8.17%) VPN
6 33 (7.93%) LAN
7 30 (7.21%) WAN
8 28 (6.73%) VoIP
9 27 (6.49%) Skype
10 25 (6.01%) SAN
10 25 (6.01%) Wireless
11 24 (5.77%) Network Security
12 22 (5.29%) iSCSI
13 20 (4.81%) IPv4
14 14 (3.37%) NetScaler
15 9 (2.16%) Internet
15 9 (2.16%) NAS
15 9 (2.16%) VLAN
16 8 (1.92%) VSAN
17 7 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (15.87%) SQL Server
2 19 (4.57%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (1.20%) Azure SQL Database
3 5 (1.20%) Relational Database
3 5 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database
4 4 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (0.72%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.48%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.48%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (0.24%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.24%) GIS
7 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.24%) Power BI
7 1 (0.24%) PowerCenter
7 1 (0.24%) Redis
7 1 (0.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 33 (7.93%) Jenkins
2 20 (4.81%) Git (software)
3 15 (3.61%) JIRA
4 12 (2.88%) Subversion
5 11 (2.64%) Maven
6 5 (1.20%) Bitbucket
7 4 (0.96%) MSI
8 3 (0.72%) GitLab
9 2 (0.48%) Hudson
9 2 (0.48%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.48%) IntelliJ
9 2 (0.48%) JUnit
9 2 (0.48%) LoadUI
9 2 (0.48%) NUnit
9 2 (0.48%) SoapUI
9 2 (0.48%) SonarQube
9 2 (0.48%) TeamCity
9 2 (0.48%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.24%) GCC
10 1 (0.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 90 (21.63%) Social Skills
2 69 (16.59%) Finance
3 46 (11.06%) Public Sector
4 11 (2.64%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.16%) Banking
6 8 (1.92%) Organisational Skills
7 6 (1.44%) Financial Institution
8 5 (1.20%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.96%) Influencing Skills
9 4 (0.96%) Law
9 4 (0.96%) Retail
10 3 (0.72%) Documentation Skills
10 3 (0.72%) Legal
11 2 (0.48%) Advertising
11 2 (0.48%) Military
11 2 (0.48%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.48%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.24%) Automotive
12 1 (0.24%) Electronics
12 1 (0.24%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 72 (17.31%) Analyst
2 62 (14.90%) Support Engineer
3 56 (13.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 45 (10.82%) 2nd Line Support
5 43 (10.34%) Support Analyst
6 34 (8.17%) IT Support
7 26 (6.25%) Architect
7 26 (6.25%) IT Engineer
7 26 (6.25%) Wintel Engineer
8 24 (5.77%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 20 (4.81%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 20 (4.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 20 (4.81%) Windows Engineer
10 19 (4.57%) Server Engineer
11 18 (4.33%) Azure Engineer
11 18 (4.33%) Consultant
11 18 (4.33%) IT Support Engineer
12 16 (3.85%) Cloud Engineer
12 16 (3.85%) Desktop Support
13 15 (3.61%) Wintel Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (3.37%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (1.92%) HTML
3 7 (1.68%) .NET
4 6 (1.44%) CSS
4 6 (1.44%) REST
5 5 (1.20%) CSS3
5 5 (1.20%) HTML5
6 4 (0.96%) LDAP
7 3 (0.72%) AngularJS
7 3 (0.72%) Middleware
8 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.48%) COM
8 2 (0.48%) JPA
8 2 (0.48%) PowerMock
8 2 (0.48%) PySpark
8 2 (0.48%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.48%) Web Services
9 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.24%) Ajax
9 1 (0.24%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 43 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 34 (8.17%) Clustering
3 29 (6.97%) Replication
4 23 (5.53%) PKI
5 17 (4.09%) NHS
6 16 (3.85%) Public Cloud
7 14 (3.37%) Self-Motivation
8 13 (3.13%) Enterprise Storage
8 13 (3.13%) iPad
8 13 (3.13%) iPhone
9 10 (2.40%) Private Cloud
10 9 (2.16%) Driving Licence
11 8 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.68%) User Experience
13 6 (1.44%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
14 4 (0.96%) Smartphone
15 3 (0.72%) Cloud Native
15 3 (0.72%) Housing Association
15 3 (0.72%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 407 (97.84%) Windows
2 269 (64.66%) Windows Server
3 258 (62.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 164 (39.42%) Windows Server 2019
5 146 (35.10%) Windows 10
6 137 (32.93%) Windows Server 2008
7 75 (18.03%) Linux
8 41 (9.86%) Windows 7
9 27 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (4.57%) Ubuntu
11 18 (4.33%) CentOS
12 11 (2.64%) Amazon Linux
13 10 (2.40%) Oracle Linux
13 10 (2.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (1.68%) Android
14 7 (1.68%) Apple iOS
14 7 (1.68%) Mac OS
14 7 (1.68%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.20%) Mac OS X
15 5 (1.20%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (26.92%) ITIL
2 74 (17.79%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 63 (15.14%) Migration
4 37 (8.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 37 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (8.65%) DevOps
6 34 (8.17%) Service Delivery
7 32 (7.69%) Change Management
8 29 (6.97%) Patch Management
9 28 (6.73%) Server Management
10 26 (6.25%) CI/CD
10 26 (6.25%) Infrastructure as Code
11 25 (6.01%) High Availability
12 23 (5.53%) Project Management
13 22 (5.29%) Problem Management
14 21 (5.05%) Agile
15 20 (4.81%) Configuration Management
15 20 (4.81%) Storage Management
16 18 (4.33%) Load Balancing
16 18 (4.33%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 172 (41.35%) PowerShell
2 74 (17.79%) SQL
3 35 (8.41%) Python
4 27 (6.49%) Bash
5 11 (2.64%) Groovy
6 9 (2.16%) JavaScript
6 9 (2.16%) VB
7 8 (1.92%) C#
8 7 (1.68%) VBScript
9 6 (1.44%) T-SQL
10 4 (0.96%) Java
10 4 (0.96%) VBA
11 3 (0.72%) C
11 3 (0.72%) C++
12 2 (0.48%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.24%) Perl
13 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 86 (20.67%) Security Cleared
2 64 (15.38%) SC Cleared
3 42 (10.10%) Microsoft Certification
4 28 (6.73%) MCSE
5 23 (5.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 20 (4.81%) MCSA
7 19 (4.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 17 (4.09%) DV Cleared
9 16 (3.85%) MCITP
10 15 (3.61%) CCA
10 15 (3.61%) Citrix Certification
11 14 (3.37%) MCP
12 11 (2.64%) AWS Certification
12 11 (2.64%) DBS Check
13 10 (2.40%) Degree
14 9 (2.16%) BPSS Clearance
14 9 (2.16%) MCTS
15 8 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
16 7 (1.68%) CCNA
17 6 (1.44%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (12.98%) SLA
2 4 (0.96%) GDPR
2 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (0.96%) QA
3 2 (0.48%) Accessibility
3 2 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.48%) NCSC
3 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.48%) PMO
4 1 (0.24%) COBIT
4 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.24%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.24%) RosettaNet
4 1 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 290 (69.71%) Active Directory
2 132 (31.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (19.95%) Hyper-V
4 52 (12.50%) XenApp
5 38 (9.13%) VMware ESXi
6 36 (8.65%) XenDesktop
7 35 (8.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 35 (8.41%) vSphere
8 31 (7.45%) Virtual Servers
9 27 (6.49%) Virtual Machines
10 21 (5.05%) NFS
11 20 (4.81%) Docker
12 19 (4.57%) Citrix Hypervisor
13 11 (2.64%) Virtual Desktop
13 11 (2.64%) VMware NSX
14 6 (1.44%) Terminal Services
15 5 (1.20%) BitLocker
16 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 2 (0.48%) DFS Replication
17 2 (0.48%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 111 (26.68%) SCCM
2 48 (11.54%) Terraform
3 45 (10.82%) Microsoft Intune
4 38 (9.13%) Ansible
5 36 (8.65%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 31 (7.45%) NetBackup
7 27 (6.49%) SCOM
8 26 (6.25%) Microsoft Clustering
8 26 (6.25%) WSUS
9 18 (4.33%) Kubernetes
10 14 (3.37%) Single Sign-On
11 13 (3.13%) Nagios
11 13 (3.13%) Packer
11 13 (3.13%) vCenter Server
12 11 (2.64%) Consul
13 10 (2.40%) Failover Clustering
14 9 (2.16%) vRealize
15 8 (1.92%) Nessus
15 8 (1.92%) Puppet
15 8 (1.92%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 255 (61.30%) Microsoft
2 172 (41.35%) VMware
3 82 (19.71%) Citrix
4 46 (11.06%) Cisco
4 46 (11.06%) HP
5 34 (8.17%) Dell
6 33 (7.93%) Red Hat
7 29 (6.97%) Ivanti
8 26 (6.25%) Oracle
9 24 (5.77%) NetApp
10 21 (5.05%) IBM
11 18 (4.33%) Apple
11 18 (4.33%) Shavlik
12 15 (3.61%) EMC
12 15 (3.61%) Google
12 15 (3.61%) SolarWinds
13 14 (3.37%) ServiceNow
14 12 (2.88%) McAfee
14 12 (2.88%) Symantec
14 12 (2.88%) Zerto