Period
to 22 October 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Windows Server 2019 skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server 2019 over the 6 months to 22 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 2019
UK
6 months to
22 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 394 689 -
Rank change year-on-year +295 - -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2019 138 126 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.43% 0.15% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.35% 0.71% -
Number of daily rates quoted 98 97 0
Median daily rate £388 £388 -
UK excluding London median daily rate £348 £388 -
% change year-on-year -10.32% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -

Windows Server 2019 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 5,876 17,690 21,580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 18.48% 20.85% 20.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,519 10,992 13,339
Median daily rate £435 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% - -
10th Percentile £166 £150 £163
90th Percentile £613 £613 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 1,256 1,510
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £17.46
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +0.21% -0.21%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £11.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.75 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +4.41% +3.03% -1.81%

Windows Server 2019
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Windows Server 2019 as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server 2019 in the UK

Windows Server 2019
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2019.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server 2019 in the UK

Windows Server 2019
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Server 2019 over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Server 2019 in the UK

Windows Server 2019
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Server 2019.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Server 2019 in the UK

Windows Server 2019
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Server 2019 over the 6 months to 22 October 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2019 in the UK

Windows Server 2019
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 2019 within the UK over the 6 months to 22 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 +300 118 £388 - 60
UK excluding London +231 85 £348 -10.32% 52
London +234 44 £450 +20.00% 9
South East +184 23 £394 -17.11% 13
South West +104 21 £300 -3.23% 8
Work from Home -74 20 £350 -30.35% 4
East of England +85 13 £335 -14.10% 8
North of England +112 11 £350 -20.00% 14
Scotland - 10 £395 - 1
North West +89 6 £300 -29.41% 8
Midlands +85 6 £325 -13.33% 8
Yorkshire +71 3 £413 -9.34% 4
West Midlands +69 3 £275 -26.67% 4
East Midlands +47 3 £335 -7.59% 4
Wales +34 2 £413 +11.49%
North East - 2 £350 - 2

For the 6 months to 22 October 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 2019 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 2019.

1 136 (98.55%) Windows
2 102 (73.91%) Windows Server
3 98 (71.01%) Active Directory
4 87 (63.04%) Microsoft
5 86 (62.32%) Windows Server 2016
6 78 (56.52%) VMware
7 73 (52.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 60 (43.48%) Azure
9 59 (42.75%) Windows Server 2008
10 55 (39.86%) PowerShell
11 49 (35.51%) VMware Infrastructure
12 46 (33.33%) SQL Server
13 44 (31.88%) Security Cleared
14 42 (30.43%) Windows 10
15 41 (29.71%) Migration
16 36 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 34 (24.64%) Office 365
18 30 (21.74%) DNS
19 28 (20.29%) SC Cleared
20 27 (19.57%) ITIL
20 27 (19.57%) Oracle
21 25 (18.12%) DHCP
21 25 (18.12%) SCCM
21 25 (18.12%) DevOps
22 24 (17.39%) Linux
23 23 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
23 23 (16.67%) Cisco
24 22 (15.94%) SQL
25 21 (15.22%) AWS
26 20 (14.49%) Citrix

Windows Server 2019
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 18 (13.04%) SharePoint
1 18 (13.04%) Skype for Business
2 15 (10.87%) ArcGIS
3 13 (9.42%) MS Exchange
4 7 (5.07%) IIS
5 5 (3.62%) Confluence
6 4 (2.90%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (2.17%) nginx
7 3 (2.17%) WebSphere
8 2 (1.45%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (1.45%) SAS
9 1 (0.72%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.72%) JBoss
Applications
1 23 (16.67%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (10.87%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.72%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 60 (43.48%) Azure
2 34 (24.64%) Office 365
3 21 (15.22%) AWS
4 18 (13.04%) PaaS
5 17 (12.32%) IaaS
6 13 (9.42%) SaaS
7 11 (7.97%) GCP
8 9 (6.52%) Azure Active Directory
9 7 (5.07%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (5.07%) GitHub
10 6 (4.35%) OneDrive
11 3 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (2.17%) Amazon S3
11 3 (2.17%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (2.17%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (2.17%) Route 53
11 3 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.72%) Dynamics 365
12 1 (0.72%) G Suite
12 1 (0.72%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 30 (21.74%) DNS
2 25 (18.12%) DHCP
3 20 (14.49%) TCP/IP
4 17 (12.32%) Skype
5 14 (10.14%) SAN
6 12 (8.70%) Firewall
6 12 (8.70%) Kerberos
7 11 (7.97%) VPN
8 6 (4.35%) VSAN
9 5 (3.62%) Ethernet
9 5 (3.62%) VoIP
9 5 (3.62%) WAN
10 4 (2.90%) SNMP
10 4 (2.90%) VLAN
11 3 (2.17%) LAN
11 3 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
12 2 (1.45%) FTP
12 2 (1.45%) Internet
12 2 (1.45%) iSCSI
12 2 (1.45%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.97%) GIS
3 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database
3 4 (2.90%) Oracle Database 11g
3 4 (2.90%) Sybase ASE
4 3 (2.17%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.17%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (2.17%) MySQL
4 3 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2017
4 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (1.45%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2019
6 1 (0.72%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.72%) QGIS
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (4.35%) Subversion
2 5 (3.62%) Bitbucket
2 5 (3.62%) JIRA
3 3 (2.17%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.72%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (0.72%) Hudson
4 1 (0.72%) InstallShield
4 1 (0.72%) MSI
General
1 13 (9.42%) Finance
2 11 (7.97%) Public Sector
3 6 (4.35%) Banking
4 5 (3.62%) Investment Banking
5 4 (2.90%) Retail
6 1 (0.72%) Electronics
6 1 (0.72%) Housing Association
6 1 (0.72%) Law
6 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.72%) Marketing
6 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (20.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (10.87%) Windows Engineer
3 13 (9.42%) Administrator
4 12 (8.70%) Server Engineer
5 11 (7.97%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (7.97%) Consultant
6 10 (7.25%) Azure Engineer
7 9 (6.52%) Analyst
7 9 (6.52%) Integration Engineer
7 9 (6.52%) VMware Engineer
7 9 (6.52%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) Cloud Engineer
8 7 (5.07%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (4.35%) Service Analyst
9 6 (4.35%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (3.62%) Support Engineer
10 5 (3.62%) Systems Administrator
10 5 (3.62%) VMware Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.70%) LDAP
2 2 (1.45%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.72%) Software Packaging
3 1 (0.72%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.59%) Clustering
2 15 (10.87%) Replication
3 12 (8.70%) PKI
4 10 (7.25%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (3.62%) Public Cloud
7 4 (2.90%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (2.17%) Client/Server
8 3 (2.17%) Driving Licence
8 3 (2.17%) NHS
8 3 (2.17%) Self-Motivation
8 3 (2.17%) User Experience
8 3 (2.17%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (1.45%) HP StoreVirtual
9 2 (1.45%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.72%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.72%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.72%) Tandem
10 1 (0.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 136 (98.55%) Windows
2 102 (73.91%) Windows Server
3 86 (62.32%) Windows Server 2016
4 73 (52.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 59 (42.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 42 (30.43%) Windows 10
7 24 (17.39%) Linux
8 16 (11.59%) Windows 7
9 10 (7.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (5.07%) Unix
11 4 (2.90%) VMS
12 3 (2.17%) Solaris
12 3 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.72%) AIX
13 1 (0.72%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (29.71%) Migration
2 36 (26.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 27 (19.57%) ITIL
4 25 (18.12%) DevOps
5 16 (11.59%) Service Design
6 15 (10.87%) Data Migration
7 14 (10.14%) High Availability
8 13 (9.42%) Test Scripting
9 12 (8.70%) Change Management
9 12 (8.70%) Requirements Analysis
9 12 (8.70%) Systems Engineering
10 11 (7.97%) Agile Software Development
11 10 (7.25%) Image Processing
11 10 (7.25%) Problem-Solving
12 9 (6.52%) Patch Management
12 9 (6.52%) Server Management
13 7 (5.07%) Project Delivery
13 7 (5.07%) Security Hardening
14 6 (4.35%) ITSM
15 5 (3.62%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (39.86%) PowerShell
2 22 (15.94%) SQL
3 14 (10.14%) VB
4 13 (9.42%) C
5 4 (2.90%) Java
5 4 (2.90%) Perl
5 4 (2.90%) Python
6 3 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 44 (31.88%) Security Cleared
2 28 (20.29%) SC Cleared
3 18 (13.04%) DV Cleared
4 17 (12.32%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (7.25%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (4.35%) MCSE
7 5 (3.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 4 (2.90%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.17%) MCSA
10 2 (1.45%) CCIE
10 2 (1.45%) CCNP
11 1 (0.72%) CISSP
11 1 (0.72%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.72%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.70%) SLA
2 4 (2.90%) NCSC
3 2 (1.45%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.72%) COBIT
4 1 (0.72%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.72%) NIST
4 1 (0.72%) QA
System Software
1 98 (71.01%) Active Directory
2 49 (35.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (10.87%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (9.42%) VMware NSX
5 12 (8.70%) Hyper-V
5 12 (8.70%) vSphere
6 9 (6.52%) XenApp
7 6 (4.35%) Docker
8 5 (3.62%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (2.17%) Firmware
9 3 (2.17%) Terminal Services
9 3 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
10 2 (1.45%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.72%) UAG
11 1 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (18.12%) SCCM
2 19 (13.77%) Ansible
3 15 (10.87%) Microsoft Clustering
4 12 (8.70%) SCOM
5 10 (7.25%) Microsoft Intune
6 7 (5.07%) Terraform
7 6 (4.35%) Kubernetes
7 6 (4.35%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
7 6 (4.35%) Puppet
7 6 (4.35%) WSUS
8 5 (3.62%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (3.62%) HAProxy
9 4 (2.90%) Red Hat Satellite
9 4 (2.90%) vCenter Server
10 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (1.45%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (1.45%) vRealize
11 1 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
11 1 (0.72%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 87 (63.04%) Microsoft
2 78 (56.52%) VMware
3 27 (19.57%) Oracle
4 23 (16.67%) Cisco
5 20 (14.49%) Citrix
6 17 (12.32%) Sophos
7 16 (11.59%) Lumension
8 15 (10.87%) ESRI
9 11 (7.97%) SolarWinds
10 10 (7.25%) HP
10 10 (7.25%) Red Hat
11 9 (6.52%) Veeam
12 6 (4.35%) Juniper
12 6 (4.35%) McAfee
12 6 (4.35%) SaltStack
13 4 (2.90%) 3PAR
13 4 (2.90%) Delphix
13 4 (2.90%) Google
13 4 (2.90%) Meraki
13 4 (2.90%) Sybase