Period
to 24 October 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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 268 245 325
Rank change year-on-year -23 +80 +200
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 281 955 842
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.88% 1.13% 0.81%
As % of the Operating Systems category 4.79% 5.41% 3.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 635 569
Median daily rate £400 £375 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -5.06% +12.86%
10th Percentile £241 £191 £200
90th Percentile £525 £498 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £360
% change year-on-year - +0.69% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 38 28
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +52.17% -50.45%
10th Percentile £22.48 £14.88 £12.35
90th Percentile £53.88 £78.15 £46.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.75 £35.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +75.00% +60.00%

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 5,871 17,643 21,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.44% 20.88% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,520 10,959 13,435
Median daily rate £432 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.65% - -
10th Percentile £166 £150 £163
90th Percentile £605 £613 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 1,246 1,518
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +0.46% -0.46%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.24 £11.07
90th Percentile £52.95 £50.00 £47.03
Median hourly rate £17.63 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +3.68% +3.03% -1.81%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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 24 October 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 -37 243 £400 +6.67% 96
UK excluding London -27 157 £363 - 89
London +68 100 £413 +3.13% 15
South West +45 47 £310 +1.64% 17
Work from Home -49 44 £400 -20.00% 5
South East +18 42 £510 +27.50% 22
North of England +22 26 £325 -7.14% 24
East of England +50 19 £340 -6.21% 8
Scotland +46 14 £418 +28.46% 5
Yorkshire +50 12 £325 -7.14% 14
North West +18 12 £350 +11.11% 7
Midlands +28 6 £325 -7.14% 10
West Midlands +41 5 £325 -9.09% 7
Wales +31 3 £400 +33.33% 1
North East +33 2 £200 -42.86% 3
East Midlands +15 1 - - 3

For the 6 months to 24 October 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.

1 274 (97.51%) Windows
2 215 (76.51%) Windows Server
3 160 (56.94%) Active Directory
4 147 (52.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 144 (51.25%) Microsoft
6 142 (50.53%) VMware
7 126 (44.84%) PowerShell
8 107 (38.08%) VMware Infrastructure
9 98 (34.88%) Azure
9 98 (34.88%) Windows 10
10 97 (34.52%) Security Cleared
11 90 (32.03%) Windows Server 2008
12 86 (30.60%) Windows Server 2019
13 81 (28.83%) SQL Server
14 79 (28.11%) DNS
15 74 (26.33%) SC Cleared
15 74 (26.33%) Office 365
16 71 (25.27%) Firewall
17 66 (23.49%) Ansible
18 64 (22.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
19 63 (22.42%) ITIL
20 62 (22.06%) Migration
21 60 (21.35%) SQL
21 60 (21.35%) DevOps
22 54 (19.22%) vSphere
23 52 (18.51%) Agile Software Development
24 50 (17.79%) Linux
24 50 (17.79%) Opscode Chef
24 50 (17.79%) Puppet
25 49 (17.44%) DHCP

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 33 (11.74%) MS Exchange
2 27 (9.61%) SharePoint
2 27 (9.61%) Skype for Business
3 21 (7.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 19 (6.76%) Apache
5 18 (6.41%) Tomcat
6 15 (5.34%) ArcGIS
7 12 (4.27%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (3.91%) Apache Solr
8 11 (3.91%) IIS
9 4 (1.42%) SharePoint 2013
10 3 (1.07%) nginx
11 2 (0.71%) Confluence
12 1 (0.36%) CMS
12 1 (0.36%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.36%) IBM Domino
12 1 (0.36%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.36%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 22 (7.83%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.34%) Photoshop
3 2 (0.71%) LaTeX
3 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.36%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 98 (34.88%) Azure
2 74 (26.33%) Office 365
3 35 (12.46%) GitHub
4 28 (9.96%) AWS
5 27 (9.61%) SaaS
6 23 (8.19%) IaaS
6 23 (8.19%) PaaS
7 19 (6.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (4.63%) GCP
9 10 (3.56%) OneDrive
10 7 (2.49%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
12 3 (1.07%) Amazon S3
12 3 (1.07%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 3 (1.07%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (1.07%) Route 53
13 2 (0.71%) Mimecast
13 2 (0.71%) Power Platform
13 2 (0.71%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 79 (28.11%) DNS
2 71 (25.27%) Firewall
3 49 (17.44%) DHCP
4 38 (13.52%) VLAN
5 37 (13.17%) SAN
6 33 (11.74%) Skype
7 28 (9.96%) Reverse Proxy
8 23 (8.19%) TCP/IP
9 19 (6.76%) SNMP
10 14 (4.98%) SSL
10 14 (4.98%) WAN
11 13 (4.63%) HTTP
11 13 (4.63%) LAN
12 10 (3.56%) Kerberos
13 7 (2.49%) iSCSI
14 6 (2.14%) Fibre Channel
14 6 (2.14%) PBX
14 6 (2.14%) Remote Desktop
15 5 (1.78%) Network Security
15 5 (1.78%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (28.83%) SQL Server
2 24 (8.54%) SQL Server 2016
3 13 (4.63%) GIS
4 11 (3.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (3.20%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (2.49%) Relational Database
8 6 (2.14%) Azure SQL Database
8 6 (2.14%) Cosmos DB
8 6 (2.14%) Oracle Database
9 4 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (1.42%) MS Access
9 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2008
9 4 (1.42%) SQL Server 2019
10 3 (1.07%) Geospatial Data
10 3 (1.07%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (1.07%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.07%) QGIS
10 3 (1.07%) Spatial Data
10 3 (1.07%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 32 (11.39%) Jenkins
2 31 (11.03%) JIRA
3 30 (10.68%) Git (software)
4 28 (9.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 28 (9.96%) GitLab
5 6 (2.14%) Oracle Forms
5 6 (2.14%) Subversion
5 6 (2.14%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.42%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.42%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (1.07%) Bitbucket
8 2 (0.71%) InstallShield
8 2 (0.71%) MSI
9 1 (0.36%) fastlane
9 1 (0.36%) Hudson
9 1 (0.36%) Octopus Deploy
9 1 (0.36%) Xcode
General
1 29 (10.32%) Finance
2 18 (6.41%) Public Sector
3 11 (3.91%) Banking
4 9 (3.20%) Retail
5 5 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.42%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.71%) Legal
7 2 (0.71%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.36%) Automotive
8 1 (0.36%) Back Office
8 1 (0.36%) Electronics
8 1 (0.36%) Housing Association
8 1 (0.36%) Law
8 1 (0.36%) Marketing
8 1 (0.36%) Military
Job Titles
1 54 (19.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 27 (9.61%) DevOps Engineer
3 23 (8.19%) Windows Engineer
4 20 (7.12%) Support Engineer
5 19 (6.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 18 (6.41%) Azure Engineer
6 18 (6.41%) Server Engineer
7 15 (5.34%) Administrator
8 14 (4.98%) Analyst
8 14 (4.98%) VMware Engineer
9 12 (4.27%) Developer
10 11 (3.91%) Cloud Engineer
10 11 (3.91%) Integration Engineer
11 10 (3.56%) .NET Developer
11 10 (3.56%) Consultant
11 10 (3.56%) Systems Engineer
11 10 (3.56%) Wintel Engineer
12 9 (3.20%) 2nd Line Support
12 9 (3.20%) Architect
13 8 (2.85%) Applications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (8.90%) RESTful
2 24 (8.54%) .NET
3 22 (7.83%) REST
4 17 (6.05%) Elastic Stack
4 17 (6.05%) gRPC
4 17 (6.05%) Swagger
5 15 (5.34%) HTML
6 14 (4.98%) RabbitMQ
7 13 (4.63%) CSS
8 12 (4.27%) LDAP
9 9 (3.20%) ASP.NET
9 9 (3.20%) Web Services
10 8 (2.85%) SOAP
11 6 (2.14%) .NET Framework
11 6 (2.14%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 6 (2.14%) jQuery
11 6 (2.14%) JSON
11 6 (2.14%) Middleware
11 6 (2.14%) Twitter Bootstrap
12 4 (1.42%) .NET Core
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.32%) Data Centre
2 21 (7.47%) Clustering
3 15 (5.34%) Replication
4 14 (4.98%) PKI
5 10 (3.56%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (3.56%) Self-Motivation
6 8 (2.85%) User Experience
7 6 (2.14%) Management Information System
7 6 (2.14%) Private Cloud
8 5 (1.78%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.78%) Public Cloud
9 4 (1.42%) NHS
10 3 (1.07%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.07%) EMC VNX
10 3 (1.07%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (1.07%) Fat Client
10 3 (1.07%) iPhone
10 3 (1.07%) Smartcard
10 3 (1.07%) Thin Client
10 3 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 274 (97.51%) Windows
2 215 (76.51%) Windows Server
3 147 (52.31%) Windows Server 2012
4 98 (34.88%) Windows 10
5 90 (32.03%) Windows Server 2008
6 86 (30.60%) Windows Server 2019
7 50 (17.79%) Linux
8 36 (12.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 32 (11.39%) CentOS
10 31 (11.03%) Windows 7
11 10 (3.56%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (1.78%) Apple iOS
13 4 (1.42%) Windows 8
13 4 (1.42%) Windows NT
13 4 (1.42%) Windows XP
14 3 (1.07%) Solaris
14 3 (1.07%) Unix
14 3 (1.07%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.71%) AIX
16 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (22.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 63 (22.42%) ITIL
3 62 (22.06%) Migration
4 60 (21.35%) DevOps
5 52 (18.51%) Agile Software Development
6 44 (15.66%) Configuration Management
7 38 (13.52%) Continuous Integration
8 33 (11.74%) Systems Engineering
9 32 (11.39%) Infrastructure as Code
10 28 (9.96%) Continuous Deployment
11 25 (8.90%) Problem-Solving
12 24 (8.54%) High Availability
13 20 (7.12%) Cybersecurity
14 19 (6.76%) Disaster Recovery
14 19 (6.76%) Service Design
15 17 (6.05%) Continuous Delivery
15 17 (6.05%) Microservices
16 15 (5.34%) Data Migration
17 14 (4.98%) Technical Architecture
18 13 (4.63%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 126 (44.84%) PowerShell
2 60 (21.35%) SQL
3 35 (12.46%) C#
4 34 (12.10%) Python
5 21 (7.47%) Java
6 19 (6.76%) Bash Shell
7 17 (6.05%) Go
8 16 (5.69%) C
9 14 (4.98%) VB
10 13 (4.63%) JavaScript
11 10 (3.56%) PL/SQL
12 9 (3.20%) T-SQL
13 7 (2.49%) Ruby
14 6 (2.14%) VB.NET
15 4 (1.42%) VBScript
16 2 (0.71%) Perl
17 1 (0.36%) Apple Swift
17 1 (0.36%) Groovy
17 1 (0.36%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 97 (34.52%) Security Cleared
2 74 (26.33%) SC Cleared
3 33 (11.74%) Microsoft Certification
4 23 (8.19%) DV Cleared
5 22 (7.83%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (3.91%) CCNA
7 9 (3.20%) ITIL Certification
8 6 (2.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (2.14%) MCSE
9 4 (1.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.07%) CCNP
10 3 (1.07%) MCSA
11 2 (0.71%) BPSS Clearance
11 2 (0.71%) DBS Check
11 2 (0.71%) Degree
12 1 (0.36%) CREST Certified
12 1 (0.36%) LPIC
12 1 (0.36%) MCITP
12 1 (0.36%) NCDA
12 1 (0.36%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.05%) SLA
2 15 (5.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (4.98%) Cyber Essentials
3 14 (4.98%) GDPR
3 14 (4.98%) HIPAA
4 4 (1.42%) NCSC
5 2 (0.71%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.36%) GMP
6 1 (0.36%) HMG Security Policy Framework
6 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 160 (56.94%) Active Directory
2 107 (38.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 54 (19.22%) vSphere
4 44 (15.66%) Docker
5 34 (12.10%) Hyper-V
6 28 (9.96%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (6.41%) VMware NSX
8 14 (4.98%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (2.85%) XenApp
10 5 (1.78%) VMware Workstation
11 4 (1.42%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (1.07%) DFS Replication
12 3 (1.07%) Firmware
12 3 (1.07%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.07%) vCloud
13 2 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 2 (0.71%) NFS
13 2 (0.71%) UAG
13 2 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 66 (23.49%) Ansible
2 50 (17.79%) Opscode Chef
2 50 (17.79%) Puppet
3 41 (14.59%) Kubernetes
3 41 (14.59%) Terraform
4 36 (12.81%) SCCM
5 29 (10.32%) Packer
6 18 (6.41%) Microsoft Intune
6 18 (6.41%) SCOM
7 17 (6.05%) Grafana
7 17 (6.05%) Prometheus
7 17 (6.05%) ZABBIX
8 15 (5.34%) Microsoft Clustering
9 12 (4.27%) WSUS
10 9 (3.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 7 (2.49%) McAfee ePO
12 6 (2.14%) Failover Clustering
12 6 (2.14%) vCenter Server
12 6 (2.14%) vRealize
13 4 (1.42%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 144 (51.25%) Microsoft
2 142 (50.53%) VMware
3 40 (14.23%) Cisco
4 37 (13.17%) Citrix
5 35 (12.46%) Oracle
6 33 (11.74%) Splunk
7 30 (10.68%) Atlassian
8 28 (9.96%) Dell
9 27 (9.61%) EMC
10 21 (7.47%) HP
11 18 (6.41%) ESRI
11 18 (6.41%) SolarWinds
12 17 (6.05%) Sophos
13 16 (5.69%) Lumension
14 11 (3.91%) McAfee
15 9 (3.20%) Red Hat
15 9 (3.20%) Veeam
16 8 (2.85%) CheckPoint
17 7 (2.49%) Palo Alto
18 6 (2.14%) SaltStack