Period
to 25 September 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 25 September 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
25 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 418 262 253
Rank change year-on-year -156 -9 +105
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 431 298 955
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.54% 1.00% 1.08%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.56% 5.45% 5.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 221 651
10th Percentile £181 £240 £191
25th Percentile £300 £313 £290
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £413 £418 £375
Median % change year-on-year -1.20% +11.33% -3.54%
75th Percentile £519 £506 £444
90th Percentile £600 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £418 £363
% change year-on-year -16.17% +15.17% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 10 35
10th Percentile £21.85 £18.65 £14.50
25th Percentile £37.77 £25.63 £18.79
Median hourly rate £43.35 £47.17 £26.50
Median % change year-on-year -8.10% +77.98% +17.96%
75th Percentile £47.25 £50.77 £46.68
90th Percentile £51.63 £54.13 £47.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £39.60 £36.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year +10.00% +35.85% +49.30%

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 12,102 5,463 18,259
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.14% 18.38% 20.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,130 3,533 11,654
10th Percentile £175 £180 £150
25th Percentile £350 £319 £285
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £445 £425
Median % change year-on-year +6.74% +4.71% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £665 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 661 279 1,194
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £13.91 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £18.50 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -5.41% +5.71% +2.94%
75th Percentile £42.68 £38.88 £39.37
90th Percentile £63.00 £47.90 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.83 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -6.53% +12.50% -

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 25 September 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 25 September 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 25 September 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 -147 352 £400 -4.19% 213
UK excluding London -129 198 £350 -16.17% 188
London -144 158 £434 +3.89% 37
Work from Home -194 87 £510 +22.59% 26
South East -73 49 £279 -38.00% 41
North of England -70 35 £413 +22.22% 59
South West -65 31 £425 +1.19% 23
Midlands -53 30 £333 -0.75% 38
North West -42 26 £450 +28.57% 33
East of England -44 26 £360 -20.00% 14
West Midlands -49 20 £326 -2.61% 19
Scotland -77 14 £470 +11.57% 9
East Midlands -26 10 £339 - 18
Wales -19 9 £513 +24.24% 3
Yorkshire -57 8 £313 -3.85% 21
Northern Ireland - 4 £269 - 1
North East -10 1 £400 - 5

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 416 (96.52%) Windows
2 299 (69.37%) Active Directory
3 291 (67.52%) Windows Server
4 288 (66.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 213 (49.42%) Microsoft
6 211 (48.96%) Windows Server 2019
7 209 (48.49%) VMware
8 181 (42.00%) Microsoft 365
9 176 (40.84%) Azure
10 148 (34.34%) PowerShell
11 147 (34.11%) VMware Infrastructure
12 134 (31.09%) Windows 10
13 118 (27.38%) DNS
14 108 (25.06%) SCCM
15 106 (24.59%) SQL Server
16 104 (24.13%) Social Skills
17 102 (23.67%) Windows Server 2008
18 99 (22.97%) ITIL
19 98 (22.74%) SQL
20 90 (20.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
21 87 (20.19%) Citrix
22 85 (19.72%) DHCP
23 83 (19.26%) Hyper-V
24 81 (18.79%) MS Exchange
25 75 (17.40%) Security Cleared
26 73 (16.94%) Firewall
27 72 (16.71%) Linux
27 72 (16.71%) VMware ESXi
28 66 (15.31%) Migration
29 65 (15.08%) SharePoint

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 81 (18.79%) MS Exchange
2 65 (15.08%) SharePoint
3 19 (4.41%) IIS
4 17 (3.94%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (3.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (3.02%) Skype for Business
7 12 (2.78%) Apache
8 10 (2.32%) ArcGIS
8 10 (2.32%) Tomcat
9 9 (2.09%) Confluence
9 9 (2.09%) Oracle Coherence
10 4 (0.93%) BizTalk Server
11 3 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
11 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
11 3 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.46%) nginx
12 2 (0.46%) OpenStack
12 2 (0.46%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.23%) SAS
Applications
1 43 (9.98%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.32%) MS Visio
2 10 (2.32%) Photoshop
3 3 (0.70%) InfoPath
4 2 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (1.86%) Dynamics AX
1 8 (1.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.23%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 181 (42.00%) Microsoft 365
2 176 (40.84%) Azure
3 60 (13.92%) Azure Active Directory
4 33 (7.66%) IaaS
5 28 (6.50%) AWS
5 28 (6.50%) SaaS
6 23 (5.34%) PaaS
7 18 (4.18%) Mimecast
8 9 (2.09%) GCP
8 9 (2.09%) OneDrive
8 9 (2.09%) Power Platform
8 9 (2.09%) PowerApps
9 8 (1.86%) Dynamics 365
10 7 (1.62%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 7 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.16%) GitHub
11 5 (1.16%) Power Automate
12 4 (0.93%) Azure Stack
13 3 (0.70%) Azure Storage
13 3 (0.70%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 118 (27.38%) DNS
2 85 (19.72%) DHCP
3 73 (16.94%) Firewall
4 48 (11.14%) SAN
5 47 (10.90%) TCP/IP
6 43 (9.98%) WAN
7 38 (8.82%) VPN
8 35 (8.12%) LAN
9 22 (5.10%) NAS
10 21 (4.87%) Network Security
10 21 (4.87%) Wireless
11 16 (3.71%) iSCSI
12 15 (3.48%) HTTP
12 15 (3.48%) NetScaler
13 14 (3.25%) Skype
14 13 (3.02%) SSL
15 12 (2.78%) VLAN
16 10 (2.32%) VoIP
17 9 (2.09%) VSAN
18 8 (1.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (24.59%) SQL Server
2 39 (9.05%) SQL Server 2016
3 35 (8.12%) SQL Server 2012
4 23 (5.34%) Oracle Database
5 18 (4.18%) SQL Server 2014
6 12 (2.78%) Relational Database
7 10 (2.32%) GIS
8 9 (2.09%) Amazon RDS
8 9 (2.09%) Oracle Database 11g
8 9 (2.09%) Oracle Database 12c
9 8 (1.86%) Oracle Reports
9 8 (1.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 7 (1.62%) MySQL
10 7 (1.62%) SQL Server 2019
11 5 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 4 (0.93%) MS Access
12 4 (0.93%) PostgreSQL
12 4 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
13 3 (0.70%) BusinessObjects
13 3 (0.70%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 14 (3.25%) Jenkins
2 11 (2.55%) Bitbucket
2 11 (2.55%) TeamCity
3 10 (2.32%) Visual Studio
4 9 (2.09%) IntelliJ
4 9 (2.09%) SonarQube
5 8 (1.86%) JIRA
6 6 (1.39%) Git (software)
7 5 (1.16%) Subversion
7 5 (1.16%) Team Foundation Server
8 4 (0.93%) MSI
8 4 (0.93%) Oracle Forms
9 3 (0.70%) AdminStudio
9 3 (0.70%) Fiddler
9 3 (0.70%) GitLab
9 3 (0.70%) InstallShield
10 2 (0.46%) Artifactory
10 2 (0.46%) Gradle
10 2 (0.46%) Maven
10 2 (0.46%) webpack
General
1 104 (24.13%) Social Skills
2 45 (10.44%) Finance
3 25 (5.80%) Analytical Skills
4 23 (5.34%) Public Sector
5 19 (4.41%) Banking
6 14 (3.25%) Documentation Skills
7 8 (1.86%) Organisational Skills
8 6 (1.39%) Law
9 5 (1.16%) Investment Banking
9 5 (1.16%) Legal
10 4 (0.93%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.46%) Advertising
11 2 (0.46%) Influencing Skills
11 2 (0.46%) International Banking
11 2 (0.46%) Military
11 2 (0.46%) Presentation Skills
11 2 (0.46%) Retail
11 2 (0.46%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.23%) Billing
12 1 (0.23%) Environmental Health
Job Titles
1 74 (17.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 51 (11.83%) Analyst
3 39 (9.05%) Architect
4 34 (7.89%) Consultant
5 31 (7.19%) Windows Engineer
6 29 (6.73%) Support Engineer
7 28 (6.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 28 (6.50%) Administrator
8 24 (5.57%) IT Engineer
9 23 (5.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 21 (4.87%) IT Support
11 20 (4.64%) Systems Engineer
12 18 (4.18%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
13 17 (3.94%) 3rd Line Support
13 17 (3.94%) Server Engineer
13 17 (3.94%) Support Analyst
14 16 (3.71%) 2nd Line Support
14 16 (3.71%) Azure Architect
15 15 (3.48%) Systems Administrator
15 15 (3.48%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (6.73%) .NET
2 23 (5.34%) LDAP
3 14 (3.25%) ASP.NET
4 13 (3.02%) JSON
5 10 (2.32%) AngularJS
6 9 (2.09%) J2EE
7 8 (1.86%) CSS
7 8 (1.86%) jQuery
7 8 (1.86%) SOAP
8 7 (1.62%) HTML
8 7 (1.62%) Web Services
9 6 (1.39%) XML
10 5 (1.16%) REST
10 5 (1.16%) RESTful
10 5 (1.16%) Twitter Bootstrap
11 4 (0.93%) ASP.NET MVC 5
12 3 (0.70%) Middleware
12 3 (0.70%) SAML
12 3 (0.70%) XSLT
13 2 (0.46%) React
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.83%) Data Centre
2 46 (10.67%) Clustering
3 14 (3.25%) Public Cloud
4 11 (2.55%) Data Protection Act
4 11 (2.55%) User Experience
5 10 (2.32%) Replication
6 9 (2.09%) Self-Motivation
7 8 (1.86%) CMDB
7 8 (1.86%) Driving Licence
7 8 (1.86%) NHS
7 8 (1.86%) PKI
8 7 (1.62%) Enterprise Storage
8 7 (1.62%) Hybrid Cloud
8 7 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
9 6 (1.39%) Cloud Native
9 6 (1.39%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.16%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
11 4 (0.93%) Fibre Optics
11 4 (0.93%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 416 (96.52%) Windows
2 291 (67.52%) Windows Server
3 288 (66.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 211 (48.96%) Windows Server 2019
5 134 (31.09%) Windows 10
6 102 (23.67%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (16.71%) Linux
8 53 (12.30%) Windows 7
9 24 (5.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 17 (3.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 15 (3.48%) Android
11 15 (3.48%) Apple iOS
11 15 (3.48%) Unix
12 10 (2.32%) CentOS
13 8 (1.86%) Ubuntu
14 4 (0.93%) AIX
14 4 (0.93%) Windows Vista
14 4 (0.93%) Windows XP
15 3 (0.70%) VMS
15 3 (0.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (22.97%) ITIL
2 90 (20.88%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 66 (15.31%) Migration
4 37 (8.58%) DevOps
5 34 (7.89%) Problem-Solving
6 33 (7.66%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (6.26%) Data Protection
8 23 (5.34%) Computer Science
9 22 (5.10%) Identity Management
10 20 (4.64%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (4.41%) Change Management
12 18 (4.18%) Service Delivery
13 17 (3.94%) Configuration Management
13 17 (3.94%) Customer Requirements
14 16 (3.71%) Application Virtualisation
14 16 (3.71%) Patch Management
15 15 (3.48%) Project Delivery
15 15 (3.48%) Project Management
15 15 (3.48%) Service Management
15 15 (3.48%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 148 (34.34%) PowerShell
2 98 (22.74%) SQL
3 26 (6.03%) Python
4 25 (5.80%) Java
5 21 (4.87%) C#
6 18 (4.18%) VB
7 17 (3.94%) Bash Shell
8 15 (3.48%) C
9 10 (2.32%) JavaScript
10 9 (2.09%) C++
11 8 (1.86%) VBScript
12 7 (1.62%) Shell Script
12 7 (1.62%) VB.NET
13 6 (1.39%) T-SQL
14 4 (0.93%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.46%) Perl
15 2 (0.46%) PHP
15 2 (0.46%) TypeScript
15 2 (0.46%) VBA
16 1 (0.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 75 (17.40%) Security Cleared
2 47 (10.90%) Microsoft Certification
3 44 (10.21%) SC Cleared
4 37 (8.58%) DV Cleared
5 36 (8.35%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (6.50%) MCSE
7 27 (6.26%) Degree
8 26 (6.03%) CCNA
9 19 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 11 (2.55%) DBS Check
11 8 (1.86%) MCITP
11 8 (1.86%) MCSA
11 8 (1.86%) Numerate Degree
12 7 (1.62%) CCNP
13 5 (1.16%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (1.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.93%) CCDA
14 4 (0.93%) JNCIA
14 4 (0.93%) JNCIP
14 4 (0.93%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (3.71%) SLA
2 9 (2.09%) QA
3 6 (1.39%) GDPR
4 4 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.46%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.23%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.23%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.23%) GxP
6 1 (0.23%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.23%) ITGC
6 1 (0.23%) NIST
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 299 (69.37%) Active Directory
2 147 (34.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 83 (19.26%) Hyper-V
4 72 (16.71%) VMware ESXi
5 36 (8.35%) vSphere
6 35 (8.12%) Virtual Desktop
6 35 (8.12%) XenApp
7 29 (6.73%) XenDesktop
8 26 (6.03%) Microsoft App-V
9 25 (5.80%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (3.94%) DFS Replication
11 15 (3.48%) NFS
12 13 (3.02%) Docker
13 12 (2.78%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 11 (2.55%) VMware NSX
15 10 (2.32%) Virtual Servers
16 6 (1.39%) BitLocker
17 5 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 4 (0.93%) Firmware
18 4 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 108 (25.06%) SCCM
2 47 (10.90%) Microsoft Intune
3 39 (9.05%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 39 (9.05%) Ansible
4 38 (8.82%) SCOM
5 35 (8.12%) WSUS
6 26 (6.03%) Microsoft Clustering
7 23 (5.34%) vCenter Server
8 22 (5.10%) NetBackup
9 19 (4.41%) SCVMM
10 16 (3.71%) SCSM
11 13 (3.02%) Failover Clustering
12 11 (2.55%) FortiGate
12 11 (2.55%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 11 (2.55%) Terraform
13 10 (2.32%) Kubernetes
13 10 (2.32%) Puppet
13 10 (2.32%) SCDPM
13 10 (2.32%) vRealize
14 9 (2.09%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 213 (49.42%) Microsoft
2 209 (48.49%) VMware
3 87 (20.19%) Citrix
4 60 (13.92%) Oracle
5 56 (12.99%) Cisco
6 47 (10.90%) Dell
7 40 (9.28%) HP
8 39 (9.05%) EMC
8 39 (9.05%) NetApp
9 33 (7.66%) Red Hat
10 20 (4.64%) SolarWinds
11 19 (4.41%) Veeam
12 15 (3.48%) Apple
12 15 (3.48%) McAfee
12 15 (3.48%) Sophos
13 14 (3.25%) IBM
13 14 (3.25%) Splunk
14 13 (3.02%) Nimble Storage
14 13 (3.02%) Symantec
15 12 (2.78%) Palo Alto