Period
to 14 June 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 14 June 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
14 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 379 228 284
Rank change year-on-year -151 +56 +93
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2016 366 505 864
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.60% 1.16% 0.95%
As % of the Operating Systems category 3.85% 5.85% 4.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 373 584
10th Percentile £185 £188 £194
25th Percentile £298 £293 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £383 £385
Median % change year-on-year +4.44% -0.52% +2.67%
75th Percentile £475 £476 £469
90th Percentile £553 £512 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £375 £375
% change year-on-year -6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 31 43
10th Percentile £16.85 £14.10 £15.50
25th Percentile £18.88 £17.38 £18.65
Median hourly rate £42.68 £28.00 £22.40
Median % change year-on-year +52.41% +25.00% -47.00%
75th Percentile £48.06 £47.54 £46.95
90th Percentile £53.11 £51.75 £47.97
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.00 £19.25 £22.40
% change year-on-year +14.29% -14.06% +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 9,497 8,636 18,156
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.45% 19.88% 20.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,197 5,652 11,691
10th Percentile £190 £150 £156
25th Percentile £350 £298 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £433
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -1.85% +1.88%
75th Percentile £550 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 474 585 1,098
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.85 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.73 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year - +2.94% -
75th Percentile £45.63 £24.21 £33.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.83 £48.43
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.10 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.88% +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 14 June 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 14 June 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 14 June 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 -138 287 £400 - 141
UK excluding London -64 195 £350 -6.67% 127
London -124 122 £425 +6.25% 31
Work from Home -208 75 £400 +12.68% 14
South East -38 41 £306 -23.44% 20
North of England -19 34 £413 +6.45% 32
East of England +2 27 £320 -24.71% 7
South West -26 27 £388 +10.71% 27
Scotland -29 25 £375 - 8
North West 0 24 £427 +22.00% 18
Midlands -22 21 £395 +22.96% 24
Wales +24 17 £350 +42.86% 8
West Midlands -28 12 £396 +22.87% 16
East Midlands +8 9 £388 +27.05% 8
Yorkshire -21 8 £263 -40.00% 12
Northern Ireland - 3 - - 1
North East +15 2 £428 +113.75% 2

For the 6 months to 14 June 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.

1 358 (97.81%) Windows
2 262 (71.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 252 (68.85%) Windows Server
3 252 (68.85%) Active Directory
4 200 (54.64%) VMware
5 187 (51.09%) Microsoft
6 151 (41.26%) Windows Server 2019
7 150 (40.98%) PowerShell
8 145 (39.62%) Microsoft 365
9 141 (38.52%) Azure
10 139 (37.98%) VMware Infrastructure
11 123 (33.61%) Windows 10
12 106 (28.96%) SCCM
13 103 (28.14%) ITIL
14 100 (27.32%) Windows Server 2008
15 97 (26.50%) DNS
16 86 (23.50%) Hyper-V
17 82 (22.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 82 (22.40%) Social Skills
18 74 (20.22%) SQL Server
19 70 (19.13%) DHCP
20 69 (18.85%) Security Cleared
21 64 (17.49%) Citrix
22 61 (16.67%) Migration
23 60 (16.39%) SQL
24 57 (15.57%) MS Exchange
24 57 (15.57%) VMware ESXi
25 53 (14.48%) Linux
26 50 (13.66%) Cisco
27 48 (13.11%) vSphere

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 57 (15.57%) MS Exchange
2 45 (12.30%) SharePoint
3 18 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (4.37%) Skype for Business
5 10 (2.73%) Exchange Server 2013
6 9 (2.46%) ArcGIS
6 9 (2.46%) Oracle Coherence
7 5 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (1.09%) Apache
8 4 (1.09%) Confluence
8 4 (1.09%) IIS
8 4 (1.09%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
9 3 (0.82%) Oracle Service Bus
9 3 (0.82%) SAS
9 3 (0.82%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.82%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.55%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.27%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 41 (11.20%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (2.46%) Photoshop
3 4 (1.09%) InfoPath
3 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (0.82%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.55%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.82%) assyst
2 2 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 145 (39.62%) Microsoft 365
2 141 (38.52%) Azure
3 46 (12.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 38 (10.38%) AWS
5 22 (6.01%) IaaS
6 19 (5.19%) SaaS
7 16 (4.37%) Mimecast
8 12 (3.28%) PaaS
9 7 (1.91%) GCP
9 7 (1.91%) OneDrive
9 7 (1.91%) Power Platform
10 6 (1.64%) PowerApps
11 5 (1.37%) Power Automate
12 3 (0.82%) Route 53
13 2 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.55%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (0.55%) Azure ExpressRoute
13 2 (0.55%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (0.55%) npm
13 2 (0.55%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 97 (26.50%) DNS
2 70 (19.13%) DHCP
3 40 (10.93%) SAN
4 36 (9.84%) Firewall
5 32 (8.74%) LAN
5 32 (8.74%) WAN
6 31 (8.47%) VPN
7 23 (6.28%) TCP/IP
8 21 (5.74%) VSAN
9 17 (4.64%) Network Security
10 15 (4.10%) Skype
11 13 (3.55%) Wireless
12 12 (3.28%) NetScaler
13 11 (3.01%) VLAN
14 9 (2.46%) iSCSI
15 8 (2.19%) HTTP
15 8 (2.19%) NAS
16 7 (1.91%) Fibre Channel
16 7 (1.91%) Internet
17 6 (1.64%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (20.22%) SQL Server
2 23 (6.28%) SQL Server 2016
3 21 (5.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (5.19%) Oracle Database
5 10 (2.73%) PostgreSQL
6 9 (2.46%) Oracle Database 11g
6 9 (2.46%) Oracle Database 12c
6 9 (2.46%) Relational Database
6 9 (2.46%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (2.19%) GIS
8 5 (1.37%) MySQL
9 4 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 2 (0.55%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.55%) MS Access
10 2 (0.55%) Power BI
10 2 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 1 (0.27%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.27%) Oracle Reports
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.27%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 16 (4.37%) Jenkins
2 15 (4.10%) Git (software)
3 11 (3.01%) Visual Studio
4 10 (2.73%) Bitbucket
5 9 (2.46%) IntelliJ
5 9 (2.46%) SonarQube
5 9 (2.46%) TeamCity
6 5 (1.37%) GitLab
6 5 (1.37%) JIRA
7 4 (1.09%) Artifactory
7 4 (1.09%) MSI
7 4 (1.09%) Rational Quality Manager
7 4 (1.09%) Rational Team Concert
8 3 (0.82%) AdminStudio
8 3 (0.82%) Fiddler
8 3 (0.82%) Hudson
8 3 (0.82%) InstallShield
8 3 (0.82%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.55%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.55%) webpack
General
1 82 (22.40%) Social Skills
2 40 (10.93%) Finance
3 23 (6.28%) Public Sector
4 15 (4.10%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (2.19%) Documentation Skills
5 8 (2.19%) Law
6 7 (1.91%) Banking
6 7 (1.91%) Manufacturing
7 6 (1.64%) Organisational Skills
7 6 (1.64%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.37%) Financial Institution
9 4 (1.09%) Legal
9 4 (1.09%) Military
10 3 (0.82%) Electronics
10 3 (0.82%) Marketing
10 3 (0.82%) Retail
11 2 (0.55%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.27%) Advertising
12 1 (0.27%) Back Office
12 1 (0.27%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 72 (19.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 40 (10.93%) Analyst
3 26 (7.10%) Support Engineer
4 23 (6.28%) IT Support
5 22 (6.01%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 22 (6.01%) Architect
6 21 (5.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 20 (5.46%) Administrator
8 19 (5.19%) Windows Engineer
8 19 (5.19%) Wintel Engineer
9 18 (4.92%) 3rd Line Support
9 18 (4.92%) IT Engineer
10 17 (4.64%) Consultant
10 17 (4.64%) Systems Engineer
11 14 (3.83%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (3.83%) IT Analyst
11 14 (3.83%) Support Analyst
11 14 (3.83%) Systems Administrator
12 13 (3.55%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
13 12 (3.28%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.64%) AngularJS
2 16 (4.37%) REST
3 15 (4.10%) .NET
4 14 (3.83%) CSS
4 14 (3.83%) LDAP
5 13 (3.55%) jQuery
6 10 (2.73%) ASP.NET
6 10 (2.73%) HTML
7 9 (2.46%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 7 (1.91%) Django
9 5 (1.37%) SOAP
9 5 (1.37%) XML
10 4 (1.09%) JSON
10 4 (1.09%) Middleware
10 4 (1.09%) SAML
10 4 (1.09%) Web Services
10 4 (1.09%) XSLT
11 3 (0.82%) Java EE
12 2 (0.55%) J2EE
12 2 (0.55%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 45 (12.30%) Data Centre
2 35 (9.56%) Clustering
3 11 (3.01%) User Experience
4 10 (2.73%) CMDB
4 10 (2.73%) NHS
4 10 (2.73%) Replication
5 9 (2.46%) Private Cloud
5 9 (2.46%) Public Cloud
6 8 (2.19%) Data Protection Act
6 8 (2.19%) Hybrid Cloud
7 7 (1.91%) Fat Client
7 7 (1.91%) Thin Client
8 6 (1.64%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (1.37%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.37%) PKI
9 5 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
10 4 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
10 4 (1.09%) Linux Command Line
11 3 (0.82%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (0.82%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 358 (97.81%) Windows
2 262 (71.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 252 (68.85%) Windows Server
4 151 (41.26%) Windows Server 2019
5 123 (33.61%) Windows 10
6 100 (27.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 53 (14.48%) Linux
8 38 (10.38%) Windows 7
9 24 (6.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (6.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 15 (4.10%) CentOS
12 14 (3.83%) Unix
13 10 (2.73%) Ubuntu
14 6 (1.64%) Android
15 5 (1.37%) Windows 2000
16 4 (1.09%) VMS
17 3 (0.82%) Apple iOS
17 3 (0.82%) Oracle Linux
17 3 (0.82%) Windows 8
18 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (28.14%) ITIL
2 82 (22.40%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 61 (16.67%) Migration
4 26 (7.10%) Problem-Solving
4 26 (7.10%) Project Management
5 24 (6.56%) Computer Science
6 22 (6.01%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (6.01%) Data Protection
6 22 (6.01%) DevOps
7 21 (5.74%) Change Management
7 21 (5.74%) High Availability
7 21 (5.74%) Project Delivery
8 19 (5.19%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (4.37%) Disaster Recovery
9 16 (4.37%) Software Engineering
10 15 (4.10%) Application Virtualisation
10 15 (4.10%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (4.10%) Storage Management
11 14 (3.83%) Capacity Planning
11 14 (3.83%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 150 (40.98%) PowerShell
2 60 (16.39%) SQL
3 35 (9.56%) Python
4 19 (5.19%) Bash Shell
5 15 (4.10%) Java
5 15 (4.10%) JavaScript
6 14 (3.83%) C#
6 14 (3.83%) VB
7 13 (3.55%) C
8 9 (2.46%) C++
9 5 (1.37%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.37%) VBScript
10 4 (1.09%) Groovy
10 4 (1.09%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.55%) Perl
11 2 (0.55%) PHP
11 2 (0.55%) PL/SQL
11 2 (0.55%) T-SQL
11 2 (0.55%) TypeScript
12 1 (0.27%) Jython
Qualifications
1 69 (18.85%) Security Cleared
2 46 (12.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 37 (10.11%) SC Cleared
4 29 (7.92%) DV Cleared
4 29 (7.92%) MCSE
5 28 (7.65%) Degree
6 26 (7.10%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (4.92%) CCNA
8 17 (4.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (3.01%) MCSA
10 8 (2.19%) Numerate Degree
11 6 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 5 (1.37%) CISSP
12 5 (1.37%) MCITP
13 4 (1.09%) Computer Science Degree
14 3 (0.82%) MCP
14 3 (0.82%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 3 (0.82%) VCP6
15 2 (0.55%) A+ Certification
15 2 (0.55%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (4.64%) SLA
2 6 (1.64%) QA
3 5 (1.37%) GDPR
4 3 (0.82%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.55%) GMP
5 2 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.27%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.27%) DICOM
6 1 (0.27%) GxP
6 1 (0.27%) NIST
6 1 (0.27%) PMO
6 1 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 252 (68.85%) Active Directory
2 139 (37.98%) VMware Infrastructure
3 86 (23.50%) Hyper-V
4 57 (15.57%) VMware ESXi
5 48 (13.11%) vSphere
6 26 (7.10%) XenApp
7 23 (6.28%) Microsoft App-V
7 23 (6.28%) Virtual Desktop
7 23 (6.28%) Virtual Machines
8 16 (4.37%) XenDesktop
9 14 (3.83%) DFS Replication
10 12 (3.28%) VMware NSX
11 11 (3.01%) Docker
12 6 (1.64%) vCloud
13 5 (1.37%) NFS
13 5 (1.37%) Virtual Servers
14 4 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 4 (1.09%) Terminal Services
14 4 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.82%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 106 (28.96%) SCCM
2 35 (9.56%) Ansible
2 35 (9.56%) SCOM
3 32 (8.74%) WSUS
4 29 (7.92%) Microsoft Intune
5 25 (6.83%) Microsoft Clustering
6 21 (5.74%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 19 (5.19%) vCenter Server
8 17 (4.64%) SCSM
9 16 (4.37%) vRealize
10 15 (4.10%) Failover Clustering
11 13 (3.55%) SCVMM
12 12 (3.28%) NetBackup
13 11 (3.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 11 (3.01%) vRealize Orchestrator
14 10 (2.73%) Puppet
14 10 (2.73%) SCDPM
15 9 (2.46%) ITRS Geneos
15 9 (2.46%) Kubernetes
16 8 (2.19%) Terraform
Vendors
1 200 (54.64%) VMware
2 187 (51.09%) Microsoft
3 64 (17.49%) Citrix
4 50 (13.66%) Cisco
5 38 (10.38%) Oracle
6 33 (9.02%) HP
7 29 (7.92%) Dell
8 28 (7.65%) EMC
9 27 (7.38%) IBM
10 24 (6.56%) NetApp
11 22 (6.01%) Veeam
12 20 (5.46%) SolarWinds
13 19 (5.19%) Red Hat
14 14 (3.83%) McAfee
15 13 (3.55%) Sophos
15 13 (3.55%) Symantec
16 11 (3.01%) Splunk
17 10 (2.73%) ArcSight
18 9 (2.46%) ESRI
18 9 (2.46%) Fortinet