Period
to 3 June 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 June 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 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 222 290 377
Rank change year-on-year +68 +87 +315
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 521 847 667
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 0.94% 0.66%
As % of the Operating Systems category 5.79% 4.69% 3.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 567 444
Median daily rate £370 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +1.33% +9.09%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £210
90th Percentile £500 £563 £519
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year -6.67% +7.14% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 41 37
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.40 £42.27
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -47.00% +96.58%
10th Percentile £14.10 £16.50 £11.60
90th Percentile £51.75 £47.83 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.50 £22.40 £14.00
% change year-on-year -12.95% +60.00% -34.88%

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 9,005 18,077 20,934
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.92% 20.10% 20.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,532 11,440 13,215
Median daily rate £425 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £146 £158 £185
90th Percentile £614 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 678 1,091 1,358
Median hourly rate £18.33 £17.06 £17.39
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.43% -1.90% +5.39%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +9.38% +0.88% -

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 June 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 June 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 June 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 +62 476 £375 -1.96% 62
UK excluding London +46 324 £350 -6.67% 54
London +100 179 £383 -7.15% 12
South East +38 88 £363 -6.75% 18
North of England +70 74 £375 +10.29% 20
South West +26 70 £350 -3.45% 4
Yorkshire +65 40 £425 +33.86% 4
Midlands +51 33 £323 -2.64% 4
North West +46 32 £360 - 11
East of England +63 31 £425 +13.33% 4
Scotland +14 25 £375 -11.76% 3
West Midlands +50 22 £336 -9.12% 4
Work from Home +11 14 £310 -31.11% 1
East Midlands +23 9 £305 -6.15%
Wales +25 3 £90 -67.27%
North East +31 2 £200 -11.11% 5

For the 6 months to 3 June 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.

1 518 (99.42%) Windows
2 401 (76.97%) Windows Server
3 364 (69.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 346 (66.41%) Active Directory
5 301 (57.77%) VMware
6 256 (49.14%) Microsoft
7 221 (42.42%) Windows Server 2008
8 200 (38.39%) Office 365
9 179 (34.36%) VMware Infrastructure
10 176 (33.78%) PowerShell
11 175 (33.59%) Windows 10
12 156 (29.94%) Azure
13 137 (26.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 131 (25.14%) DNS
15 124 (23.80%) Citrix
16 108 (20.73%) SQL Server
17 104 (19.96%) DHCP
18 103 (19.77%) Security Cleared
19 102 (19.58%) Windows 7
20 98 (18.81%) SCCM
21 95 (18.23%) Hyper-V
22 91 (17.47%) ITIL
23 89 (17.08%) Cisco
24 87 (16.70%) Migration
25 82 (15.74%) Microsoft Certification
25 82 (15.74%) VMware ESXi
26 79 (15.16%) Firewall
27 78 (14.97%) Windows Server 2019
28 77 (14.78%) XenApp
29 71 (13.63%) MS Exchange

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 71 (13.63%) MS Exchange
2 50 (9.60%) SharePoint
3 40 (7.68%) Skype for Business
4 30 (5.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 25 (4.80%) IIS
6 23 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2010
7 18 (3.45%) Apache
8 16 (3.07%) Tomcat
9 11 (2.11%) Apache Solr
9 11 (2.11%) ArcGIS
10 5 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.58%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.38%) IBM Notes
12 2 (0.38%) WebSphere
13 1 (0.19%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.19%) Confluence
13 1 (0.19%) Exchange Server 2007
13 1 (0.19%) SharePoint 2010
13 1 (0.19%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.19%) Umbraco
Applications
1 46 (8.83%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.11%) Photoshop
3 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
4 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
5 2 (0.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.19%) assyst
Cloud Services
1 200 (38.39%) Office 365
2 156 (29.94%) Azure
3 41 (7.87%) Azure Active Directory
4 40 (7.68%) AWS
5 20 (3.84%) OneDrive
6 19 (3.65%) IaaS
7 17 (3.26%) SaaS
8 15 (2.88%) Mimecast
8 15 (2.88%) PaaS
9 9 (1.73%) GitHub
10 7 (1.34%) GCP
11 4 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (0.58%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.58%) Azure Stack
12 3 (0.58%) OpenShift
13 2 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
13 2 (0.38%) Azure Data Factory
13 2 (0.38%) Datadog
14 1 (0.19%) G Suite
14 1 (0.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 131 (25.14%) DNS
2 104 (19.96%) DHCP
3 79 (15.16%) Firewall
4 62 (11.90%) SAN
5 47 (9.02%) NetScaler
6 46 (8.83%) Skype
7 31 (5.95%) LAN
8 30 (5.76%) WAN
9 25 (4.80%) TCP/IP
9 25 (4.80%) VLAN
10 18 (3.45%) HTTP
10 18 (3.45%) VPN
11 15 (2.88%) VoIP
12 14 (2.69%) PBX
13 13 (2.50%) SMTP
14 12 (2.30%) SSL
15 11 (2.11%) Internet
16 9 (1.73%) MPLS
16 9 (1.73%) SNMP
16 9 (1.73%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 108 (20.73%) SQL Server
2 38 (7.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 20 (3.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 18 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
5 15 (2.88%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (1.73%) GIS
7 8 (1.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (1.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.34%) MySQL
9 6 (1.15%) Amazon RDS
9 6 (1.15%) Oracle Database
10 5 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
11 3 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
11 3 (0.58%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (0.58%) Relational Database
11 3 (0.58%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 2 (0.38%) Big Data
12 2 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 2 (0.38%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 7 (1.34%) GitLab
1 7 (1.34%) Team Foundation Server
2 6 (1.15%) Git (software)
2 6 (1.15%) Hudson
2 6 (1.15%) Jenkins
2 6 (1.15%) JIRA
3 4 (0.77%) Eclipse
3 4 (0.77%) Subversion
3 4 (0.77%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.58%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (0.58%) Oracle Forms
5 2 (0.38%) Bitbucket
5 2 (0.38%) MSI
5 2 (0.38%) NUnit
5 2 (0.38%) Selenium
5 2 (0.38%) StarTeam
5 2 (0.38%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.19%) CF BOSH
6 1 (0.19%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 70 (13.44%) Finance
2 39 (7.49%) Public Sector
3 25 (4.80%) Banking
4 10 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 8 (1.54%) Retail
6 6 (1.15%) Legal
7 4 (0.77%) Automotive
7 4 (0.77%) Local Government
8 3 (0.58%) Financial Institution
8 3 (0.58%) Law
9 2 (0.38%) Back Office
9 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.38%) Marketing
9 2 (0.38%) Police
9 2 (0.38%) Private Banking
10 1 (0.19%) Electronics
10 1 (0.19%) Games
10 1 (0.19%) Housing Association
10 1 (0.19%) Swedish Language
Job Titles
1 122 (23.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 60 (11.52%) Server Engineer
3 51 (9.79%) Windows Engineer
4 46 (8.83%) Analyst
5 45 (8.64%) Support Engineer
6 34 (6.53%) Citrix Engineer
7 32 (6.14%) VMware Engineer
8 31 (5.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 30 (5.76%) Active Directory Engineer
10 28 (5.37%) 2nd Line Support
10 28 (5.37%) IT Engineer
11 25 (4.80%) IT Support
12 23 (4.41%) 3rd Line Support
12 23 (4.41%) Systems Engineer
13 22 (4.22%) Administrator
14 21 (4.03%) Architect
15 20 (3.84%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
16 19 (3.65%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
17 18 (3.45%) Wintel Engineer
18 17 (3.26%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (4.99%) .NET
2 13 (2.50%) LDAP
3 11 (2.11%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (1.54%) Web Services
5 7 (1.34%) RESTful
6 6 (1.15%) ADSI
7 5 (0.96%) ASP.NET
7 5 (0.96%) JSON
8 4 (0.77%) gRPC
8 4 (0.77%) HTML
8 4 (0.77%) REST
8 4 (0.77%) SOAP
8 4 (0.77%) Swagger
9 3 (0.58%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 3 (0.58%) CSS
9 3 (0.58%) Elastic Stack
9 3 (0.58%) jQuery
9 3 (0.58%) Middleware
9 3 (0.58%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 2 (0.38%) CGI
Miscellaneous
1 50 (9.60%) Data Centre
2 42 (8.06%) Clustering
3 33 (6.33%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (5.95%) PKI
5 25 (4.80%) Self-Motivation
6 17 (3.26%) NHS
7 16 (3.07%) Replication
8 13 (2.50%) Fat Client
8 13 (2.50%) Thin Client
9 11 (2.11%) User Experience
10 10 (1.92%) Hedge funds
11 7 (1.34%) Public Cloud
12 6 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
13 5 (0.96%) Driving Licence
13 5 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
14 4 (0.77%) Management Information System
14 4 (0.77%) Private Cloud
15 3 (0.58%) Blackberry
16 2 (0.38%) Biotechnology
16 2 (0.38%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 518 (99.42%) Windows
2 401 (76.97%) Windows Server
3 364 (69.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 221 (42.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 175 (33.59%) Windows 10
6 102 (19.58%) Windows 7
7 78 (14.97%) Windows Server 2019
8 56 (10.75%) Linux
9 32 (6.14%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.15%) CentOS
11 6 (1.15%) VMS
12 5 (0.96%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.96%) Mac OS
12 5 (0.96%) Unix
13 4 (0.77%) AIX
13 4 (0.77%) Android
13 4 (0.77%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.77%) Windows 8
13 4 (0.77%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 137 (26.30%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 91 (17.47%) ITIL
3 87 (16.70%) Migration
4 43 (8.25%) Problem-Solving
5 41 (7.87%) DevOps
6 35 (6.72%) Agile Software Development
7 31 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
8 29 (5.57%) High Availability
9 24 (4.61%) Cybersecurity
9 24 (4.61%) Performance Tuning
9 24 (4.61%) Server Building
10 21 (4.03%) Data Protection
11 20 (3.84%) Root Cause Analysis
12 18 (3.45%) Change Management
13 16 (3.07%) Configuration Management
13 16 (3.07%) Performance Monitoring
13 16 (3.07%) Service Delivery
13 16 (3.07%) Storage Management
14 15 (2.88%) Technical Architecture
14 15 (2.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 176 (33.78%) PowerShell
2 70 (13.44%) SQL
3 20 (3.84%) C#
3 20 (3.84%) Java
4 17 (3.26%) Python
5 16 (3.07%) VB
6 13 (2.50%) C
6 13 (2.50%) VBScript
7 8 (1.54%) Bash Shell
7 8 (1.54%) Ruby
8 5 (0.96%) C++
9 4 (0.77%) Go
9 4 (0.77%) XPath
10 3 (0.58%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.58%) Perl
10 3 (0.58%) PL/SQL
10 3 (0.58%) T-SQL
10 3 (0.58%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.38%) PHP
11 2 (0.38%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 103 (19.77%) Security Cleared
2 82 (15.74%) Microsoft Certification
3 67 (12.86%) SC Cleared
4 37 (7.10%) MCSE
5 34 (6.53%) DV Cleared
6 33 (6.33%) Citrix Certification
7 26 (4.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 22 (4.22%) Cisco Certification
9 21 (4.03%) MCSA
10 18 (3.45%) CCA
11 12 (2.30%) CCNA
12 10 (1.92%) CCNP
13 9 (1.73%) Degree
14 8 (1.54%) MCITP
15 7 (1.34%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (1.15%) DBS Check
17 3 (0.58%) TOGAF Certification
18 2 (0.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 2 (0.38%) MCP
18 2 (0.38%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.49%) SLA
2 21 (4.03%) GDPR
3 18 (3.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 16 (3.07%) Cyber Essentials
5 14 (2.69%) HIPAA
6 7 (1.34%) QA
7 1 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.19%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 346 (66.41%) Active Directory
2 179 (34.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 95 (18.23%) Hyper-V
4 82 (15.74%) VMware ESXi
5 77 (14.78%) XenApp
6 65 (12.48%) vSphere
7 38 (7.29%) XenDesktop
8 35 (6.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (3.65%) Virtual Desktop
9 19 (3.65%) Virtual Machines
10 17 (3.26%) Virtual Servers
11 14 (2.69%) Citrix Hypervisor
12 12 (2.30%) Docker
13 11 (2.11%) DFS Replication
13 11 (2.11%) VMware NSX
14 7 (1.34%) Terminal Services
15 6 (1.15%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
15 6 (1.15%) Firmware
16 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 3 (0.58%) UAG
Systems Management
1 98 (18.81%) SCCM
2 42 (8.06%) SCOM
3 37 (7.10%) Ansible
4 26 (4.99%) vCenter Server
5 24 (4.61%) Microsoft Clustering
5 24 (4.61%) Opscode Chef
5 24 (4.61%) WSUS
6 23 (4.41%) Puppet
7 20 (3.84%) Microsoft Intune
8 18 (3.45%) Failover Clustering
9 16 (3.07%) vRealize
10 13 (2.50%) SCVMM
11 12 (2.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 12 (2.30%) XenMobile
12 11 (2.11%) McAfee ePO
12 11 (2.11%) NetBackup
13 10 (1.92%) Terraform
14 9 (1.73%) Kubernetes
14 9 (1.73%) Single Sign-On
15 8 (1.54%) SCSM
Vendors
1 301 (57.77%) VMware
2 256 (49.14%) Microsoft
3 124 (23.80%) Citrix
4 89 (17.08%) Cisco
5 43 (8.25%) HP
6 34 (6.53%) Dell
7 29 (5.57%) McAfee
8 28 (5.37%) NetApp
9 22 (4.22%) Oracle
10 19 (3.65%) Splunk
10 19 (3.65%) Symantec
11 18 (3.45%) EMC
12 15 (2.88%) Sophos
12 15 (2.88%) Veeam
13 14 (2.69%) SolarWinds
14 13 (2.50%) Lumension
15 12 (2.30%) Sonus
16 11 (2.11%) ESRI
16 11 (2.11%) Nimble Storage
17 10 (1.92%) Ivanti