Period
to 7 March 2021

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 7 March 2021 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
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 361 248 289
Rank change year-on-year -113 +41 +132
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 284 680 933
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.59% 1.03% 0.96%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.45% 5.01% 4.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 511 676
Median daily rate £400 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% -9.68% +3.33%
10th Percentile £211 £163 £200
90th Percentile £520 £500 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 £370
% change year-on-year - -5.41% -1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 27 41
Median hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £22.43
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.22% +0.31% -53.10%
10th Percentile £18.70 £12.66 £12.25
90th Percentile £70.00 £35.25 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.94 £20.00 £22.22
% change year-on-year -0.31% -9.97% +44.49%

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 8,220 13,575 20,224
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 17.09% 20.55% 20.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,330 8,704 12,936
Median daily rate £446 £408 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.25% -3.94% -
10th Percentile £166 £136 £158
90th Percentile £618 £600 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £380 £400
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +1.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 469 1,045 1,229
Median hourly rate £17.43 £17.50 £16.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.40% +3.24% +2.73%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.63 £11.17
90th Percentile £56.25 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £15.86 £16.70 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.03% +4.38% +3.29%

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 7 March 2021.

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 7 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2016 in the UK

Windows Server 2016
Top 17 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 7 March 2021. 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 -99 212 £400 +11.11% 140
UK excluding London -46 157 £350 - 117
London -15 94 £450 +28.57% 28
Work from Home -166 76 £413 +3.13% 18
South East +4 39 £350 -12.50% 28
Scotland +5 25 £235 -32.86% 1
South West +40 23 £375 +7.14% 17
East of England +23 22 £350 -6.67% 14
North of England -4 20 £300 -14.29% 21
Wales +22 16 £355 +18.33% 4
Yorkshire +9 11 £288 -25.81% 7
Midlands +5 11 £325 +1.17% 32
West Midlands +12 8 £325 +1.56% 15
North West +8 7 £313 -3.85% 14
East Midlands +9 3 £450 +47.54% 17
North East +24 2 £328 -6.43%
Northern Ireland +7 1 - -

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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 (96.48%) Windows
2 215 (75.70%) Windows Server
3 187 (65.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 165 (58.10%) Active Directory
5 157 (55.28%) VMware
6 135 (47.54%) Microsoft
7 124 (43.66%) PowerShell
8 118 (41.55%) Windows 10
9 112 (39.44%) VMware Infrastructure
10 107 (37.68%) Azure
11 102 (35.92%) Windows Server 2008
12 90 (31.69%) Microsoft 365
12 90 (31.69%) Windows Server 2019
13 71 (25.00%) Migration
14 67 (23.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 65 (22.89%) ITIL
16 62 (21.83%) Security Cleared
17 61 (21.48%) DNS
18 59 (20.77%) vSphere
19 58 (20.42%) SCCM
20 55 (19.37%) SQL Server
21 52 (18.31%) Cisco
22 51 (17.96%) Linux
23 50 (17.61%) Hyper-V
23 50 (17.61%) Ansible
24 45 (15.85%) Firewall
25 44 (15.49%) Citrix
26 43 (15.14%) Finance
26 43 (15.14%) SC Cleared
27 41 (14.44%) Windows 7

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 38 (13.38%) MS Exchange
2 26 (9.15%) SharePoint
3 22 (7.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (5.28%) ArcGIS
5 13 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (4.23%) Skype for Business
7 9 (3.17%) IIS
8 6 (2.11%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (1.41%) WebSphere
10 3 (1.06%) Apache
10 3 (1.06%) OpenStack
10 3 (1.06%) SAS
10 3 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
11 2 (0.70%) Confluence
11 2 (0.70%) nginx
11 2 (0.70%) Oracle Service Bus
11 2 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 2 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.70%) WebLogic
Applications
1 35 (12.32%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.28%) Photoshop
3 3 (1.06%) Microsoft Excel
4 2 (0.70%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.06%) assyst
1 3 (1.06%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.35%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 107 (37.68%) Azure
2 90 (31.69%) Microsoft 365
3 32 (11.27%) Azure Active Directory
4 24 (8.45%) AWS
5 17 (5.99%) GitHub
5 17 (5.99%) IaaS
6 11 (3.87%) PaaS
7 9 (3.17%) SaaS
8 6 (2.11%) OneDrive
9 4 (1.41%) GCP
9 4 (1.41%) Route 53
10 2 (0.70%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 2 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.70%) Dynamics 365
10 2 (0.70%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.70%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.35%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 1 (0.35%) AWS Lambda
11 1 (0.35%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 61 (21.48%) DNS
2 45 (15.85%) Firewall
3 39 (13.73%) DHCP
4 30 (10.56%) SAN
5 24 (8.45%) LAN
6 23 (8.10%) VLAN
6 23 (8.10%) WAN
7 21 (7.39%) VSAN
8 16 (5.63%) Reverse Proxy
8 16 (5.63%) Skype
8 16 (5.63%) SNMP
9 14 (4.93%) TCP/IP
10 9 (3.17%) Fibre Channel
10 9 (3.17%) iSCSI
10 9 (3.17%) VPN
11 8 (2.82%) NetScaler
11 8 (2.82%) Network Security
12 6 (2.11%) Internet
12 6 (2.11%) NAS
13 4 (1.41%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (19.37%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.17%) GIS
3 8 (2.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.46%) Oracle Database
4 7 (2.46%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (2.11%) SQL Server 2016
6 4 (1.41%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (1.41%) Cosmos DB
7 3 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.06%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.06%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.70%) Relational Database
8 2 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.35%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.35%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.35%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.35%) MS Access
9 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.35%) Power BI
9 1 (0.35%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 27 (9.51%) Git (software)
2 22 (7.75%) Jenkins
3 20 (7.04%) GitLab
4 18 (6.34%) JIRA
5 16 (5.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 4 (1.41%) Artifactory
6 4 (1.41%) Rational Quality Manager
6 4 (1.41%) Rational Team Concert
6 4 (1.41%) TeamCity
6 4 (1.41%) Visual Studio Team System
7 3 (1.06%) Octopus Deploy
8 2 (0.70%) Hudson
8 2 (0.70%) MSI
8 2 (0.70%) Oracle Forms
8 2 (0.70%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (0.70%) Visual Studio
8 2 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
9 1 (0.35%) InstallShield
9 1 (0.35%) Subversion
9 1 (0.35%) Xcode
General
1 43 (15.14%) Finance
2 32 (11.27%) Public Sector
3 13 (4.58%) Banking
4 6 (2.11%) Telecoms
5 5 (1.76%) Manufacturing
6 4 (1.41%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.41%) Law
7 3 (1.06%) Electronics
7 3 (1.06%) Legal
7 3 (1.06%) Marketing
7 3 (1.06%) Military
7 3 (1.06%) Retail
8 2 (0.70%) Housing Association
8 2 (0.70%) International Banking
8 2 (0.70%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.35%) Local Government
9 1 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 64 (22.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 23 (8.10%) Windows Engineer
3 20 (7.04%) 3rd Line Support
3 20 (7.04%) Analyst
3 20 (7.04%) Support Engineer
3 20 (7.04%) VMware Engineer
4 19 (6.69%) IT Support
5 18 (6.34%) DevOps Engineer
6 17 (5.99%) Azure Engineer
7 16 (5.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 16 (5.63%) Consultant
8 15 (5.28%) 2nd Line Support
8 15 (5.28%) Architect
8 15 (5.28%) Support Analyst
9 13 (4.58%) Administrator
9 13 (4.58%) Developer
9 13 (4.58%) IT Analyst
9 13 (4.58%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
10 11 (3.87%) IT Support Analyst
10 11 (3.87%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (9.51%) REST
2 15 (5.28%) CSS
3 14 (4.93%) RESTful
4 13 (4.58%) HTML
5 12 (4.23%) Elastic Stack
5 12 (4.23%) gRPC
5 12 (4.23%) Swagger
6 11 (3.87%) jQuery
7 9 (3.17%) AngularJS
7 9 (3.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (2.46%) Django
9 6 (2.11%) .NET
9 6 (2.11%) Middleware
10 3 (1.06%) .NET Core
10 3 (1.06%) .NET Framework
10 3 (1.06%) ASP.NET
10 3 (1.06%) Entity Framework
10 3 (1.06%) LDAP
10 3 (1.06%) SAML
10 3 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (9.51%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.69%) Clustering
3 11 (3.87%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.52%) Private Cloud
5 9 (3.17%) Replication
6 8 (2.82%) NHS
7 7 (2.46%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (2.46%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.76%) CMDB
9 4 (1.41%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.41%) Enterprise Cloud
9 4 (1.41%) Fat Client
9 4 (1.41%) Linux Command Line
9 4 (1.41%) PKI
9 4 (1.41%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (1.06%) EMC VNX
10 3 (1.06%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.06%) RSA SecurID
10 3 (1.06%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 274 (96.48%) Windows
2 215 (75.70%) Windows Server
3 187 (65.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 118 (41.55%) Windows 10
5 102 (35.92%) Windows Server 2008
6 90 (31.69%) Windows Server 2019
7 51 (17.96%) Linux
8 41 (14.44%) Windows 7
9 30 (10.56%) CentOS
9 30 (10.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (5.99%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (2.82%) Unix
12 7 (2.46%) Ubuntu
13 5 (1.76%) Android
13 5 (1.76%) Windows 2000
14 4 (1.41%) VMS
15 3 (1.06%) Windows 8
16 2 (0.70%) AIX
16 2 (0.70%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.70%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (25.00%) Migration
2 67 (23.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 65 (22.89%) ITIL
4 40 (14.08%) DevOps
5 37 (13.03%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (10.56%) Infrastructure as Code
7 25 (8.80%) Configuration Management
8 24 (8.45%) Systems Engineering
9 22 (7.75%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (7.39%) High Availability
10 21 (7.39%) Test Scripting
11 19 (6.69%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (5.63%) Continuous Deployment
12 16 (5.63%) Data Migration
13 15 (5.28%) Microservices
14 13 (4.58%) Problem-Solving
14 13 (4.58%) Requirements Analysis
14 13 (4.58%) Service Design
15 12 (4.23%) Deployment Automation
15 12 (4.23%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 124 (43.66%) PowerShell
2 37 (13.03%) Python
3 36 (12.68%) SQL
4 22 (7.75%) Bash Shell
5 17 (5.99%) C#
6 16 (5.63%) VB
7 15 (5.28%) C
7 15 (5.28%) JavaScript
8 12 (4.23%) Go
9 6 (2.11%) Shell Script
10 5 (1.76%) PL/SQL
11 4 (1.41%) Groovy
11 4 (1.41%) Java
12 3 (1.06%) Jython
12 3 (1.06%) VBScript
13 2 (0.70%) T-SQL
13 2 (0.70%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.35%) Apple Swift
14 1 (0.35%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 62 (21.83%) Security Cleared
2 43 (15.14%) SC Cleared
3 33 (11.62%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (6.69%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (5.99%) DV Cleared
6 14 (4.93%) MCSE
7 10 (3.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (3.17%) CCNA
8 9 (3.17%) Degree
9 8 (2.82%) MCSA
10 5 (1.76%) MCITP
11 4 (1.41%) CCNP
11 4 (1.41%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (1.06%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (1.06%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 3 (1.06%) VCAP
12 3 (1.06%) VCP6
13 2 (0.70%) A+ Certification
13 2 (0.70%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (5.28%) SLA
2 6 (2.11%) GDPR
3 4 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (1.06%) GMP
4 3 (1.06%) NCSC
4 3 (1.06%) QA
5 2 (0.70%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.35%) DICOM
6 1 (0.35%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 165 (58.10%) Active Directory
2 112 (39.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (20.77%) vSphere
4 50 (17.61%) Hyper-V
5 32 (11.27%) VMware ESXi
6 24 (8.45%) Docker
7 19 (6.69%) VMware NSX
8 13 (4.58%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (4.23%) XenApp
10 10 (3.52%) vCloud
11 5 (1.76%) XenDesktop
12 2 (0.70%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 2 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.70%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.70%) Virtual Desktop
12 2 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
12 2 (0.70%) VMware Server
13 1 (0.35%) ISA Server
13 1 (0.35%) Terminal Server
13 1 (0.35%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 58 (20.42%) SCCM
2 50 (17.61%) Ansible
3 31 (10.92%) Terraform
4 30 (10.56%) Kubernetes
5 22 (7.75%) Puppet
6 21 (7.39%) Opscode Chef
7 20 (7.04%) vCenter Server
7 20 (7.04%) vRealize
8 17 (5.99%) Microsoft Intune
9 16 (5.63%) Packer
10 12 (4.23%) Grafana
10 12 (4.23%) Prometheus
10 12 (4.23%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 12 (4.23%) ZABBIX
11 11 (3.87%) WSUS
12 10 (3.52%) SCOM
13 9 (3.17%) Microsoft Clustering
13 9 (3.17%) NetBackup
14 8 (2.82%) PowerCLI
15 7 (2.46%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 157 (55.28%) VMware
2 135 (47.54%) Microsoft
3 52 (18.31%) Cisco
4 44 (15.49%) Citrix
5 32 (11.27%) Dell
6 30 (10.56%) Oracle
7 27 (9.51%) EMC
8 26 (9.15%) HP
9 20 (7.04%) IBM
10 18 (6.34%) Sophos
11 17 (5.99%) Atlassian
12 16 (5.63%) Lumension
13 15 (5.28%) ESRI
14 14 (4.93%) Red Hat
15 13 (4.58%) Splunk
16 11 (3.87%) CheckPoint
16 11 (3.87%) McAfee
16 11 (3.87%) Veeam
17 10 (3.52%) Symantec
18 9 (3.17%) SolarWinds