Period
to 7 March 2021

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 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 2019
UK
6 months to
7 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 463 554 866
Rank change year-on-year +91 +312 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2019 167 163 22
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.25% 0.023%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.03% 1.20% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 148 127 18
Median daily rate £365 £378 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.31% +16.15% -
10th Percentile £210 £179 £276
90th Percentile £525 £502 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £350 £313
% change year-on-year -3.57% +12.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 0
Median hourly rate £53.00 £26.48 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +100.15% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £25.00 -
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -

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 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 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 7 March 2021.

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 7 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2019 in the UK

Windows Server 2019
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 2019 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 +137 133 £375 -4.46% 106
UK excluding London +130 100 £338 -3.57% 97
London +86 56 £450 +5.88% 16
Work from Home -201 37 £388 -13.89% 16
South East +104 23 £350 -17.65% 16
Scotland +41 17 £334 +2.69% 3
South West +71 14 £331 +1.92% 15
North of England +70 14 £350 +12.00% 23
Midlands +44 13 £375 +19.05% 24
East of England +45 11 £275 -35.29% 12
West Midlands +36 10 £375 +30.43% 13
Yorkshire +47 8 £343 +9.60% 9
Wales +16 7 £338 +12.50% 4
North West +38 4 £363 +20.83% 13
East Midlands +23 3 £265 -26.90% 11
North East +33 2 £350 - 1
Northern Ireland +8 1 - -

For the 6 months to 7 March 2021, 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.

1 165 (98.80%) Windows
2 137 (82.04%) Windows Server
3 112 (67.07%) Active Directory
4 94 (56.29%) VMware
5 93 (55.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 90 (53.89%) Windows Server 2016
7 86 (51.50%) PowerShell
8 83 (49.70%) Microsoft
9 70 (41.92%) VMware Infrastructure
10 63 (37.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 62 (37.13%) Windows 10
12 59 (35.33%) Azure
13 53 (31.74%) Microsoft 365
14 49 (29.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 46 (27.54%) Security Cleared
16 43 (25.75%) Migration
17 41 (24.55%) DNS
17 41 (24.55%) ITIL
18 39 (23.35%) Cisco
19 35 (20.96%) SQL Server
20 34 (20.36%) Microsoft Office
21 32 (19.16%) DHCP
22 31 (18.56%) SCCM
22 31 (18.56%) VMware ESXi
23 29 (17.37%) Hyper-V
24 27 (16.17%) SC Cleared
25 25 (14.97%) Linux
26 24 (14.37%) SharePoint
27 23 (13.77%) Citrix
27 23 (13.77%) Finance

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 24 (14.37%) SharePoint
2 20 (11.98%) MS Exchange
3 15 (8.98%) ArcGIS
4 6 (3.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (3.59%) IIS
5 5 (2.99%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.80%) Confluence
7 2 (1.20%) nginx
8 1 (0.60%) MS Project Server
8 1 (0.60%) WebSphere
Applications
1 34 (20.36%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (8.98%) Photoshop
3 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.60%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.60%) Orchard Housing
Cloud Services
1 59 (35.33%) Azure
2 53 (31.74%) Microsoft 365
3 20 (11.98%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (8.38%) AWS
5 10 (5.99%) IaaS
6 9 (5.39%) PaaS
7 8 (4.79%) SaaS
8 5 (2.99%) OneDrive
9 4 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (2.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 3 (1.80%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (1.80%) Power Platform
11 2 (1.20%) Azure Stack
11 2 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
11 2 (1.20%) Dynamics 365
11 2 (1.20%) Power Automate
11 2 (1.20%) PowerApps
11 2 (1.20%) ShareGate
12 1 (0.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 1 (0.60%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (24.55%) DNS
2 32 (19.16%) DHCP
3 16 (9.58%) SAN
4 13 (7.78%) Firewall
4 13 (7.78%) VPN
5 11 (6.59%) TCP/IP
6 10 (5.99%) LAN
7 9 (5.39%) VLAN
7 9 (5.39%) VSAN
7 9 (5.39%) WAN
8 6 (3.59%) NAS
8 6 (3.59%) NetScaler
9 5 (2.99%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (2.99%) Skype
10 4 (2.40%) Ethernet
10 4 (2.40%) Internet
10 4 (2.40%) IPsec
10 4 (2.40%) SNMP
10 4 (2.40%) VoIP
11 3 (1.80%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (20.96%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.39%) GIS
3 4 (2.40%) MySQL
4 2 (1.20%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (1.20%) Power BI
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.20%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.60%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.60%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 3 (1.80%) JIRA
1 3 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (1.20%) Bitbucket
2 2 (1.20%) Hudson
2 2 (1.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 1 (0.60%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.60%) Serena SBM
3 1 (0.60%) Subversion
3 1 (0.60%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (13.77%) Finance
2 10 (5.99%) Public Sector
3 5 (2.99%) Manufacturing
4 4 (2.40%) Banking
4 4 (2.40%) Financial Institution
5 3 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.20%) Electronics
6 2 (1.20%) Housing Association
6 2 (1.20%) Investment Banking
6 2 (1.20%) Marketing
6 2 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.20%) Retail
7 1 (0.60%) International Banking
7 1 (0.60%) Law
Job Titles
1 44 (26.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (11.38%) Support Engineer
3 15 (8.98%) Consultant
4 12 (7.19%) Architect
5 11 (6.59%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 11 (6.59%) Windows Engineer
6 10 (5.99%) 3rd Line Support
7 8 (4.79%) Analyst
7 8 (4.79%) Wintel Engineer
8 7 (4.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (4.19%) Administrator
8 7 (4.19%) Citrix Engineer
8 7 (4.19%) Technical Support
9 6 (3.59%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (3.59%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 5 (2.99%) Infrastructure Architect
10 5 (2.99%) Infrastructure Support
10 5 (2.99%) IT Engineer
10 5 (2.99%) Server Engineer
10 5 (2.99%) Wintel Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.80%) LDAP
1 3 (1.80%) Web Services
2 2 (1.20%) CSS
2 2 (1.20%) HTML
2 2 (1.20%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.60%) OAuth
3 1 (0.60%) OpenID
3 1 (0.60%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 14 (8.38%) Hybrid Cloud
2 13 (7.78%) Replication
3 12 (7.19%) Data Centre
4 10 (5.99%) Clustering
5 9 (5.39%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (5.39%) PKI
6 4 (2.40%) CMDB
6 4 (2.40%) EMC VMAX
6 4 (2.40%) Enterprise Cloud
6 4 (2.40%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.40%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.40%) NHS
6 4 (2.40%) Private Cloud
6 4 (2.40%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.40%) VxBlock/Vblock
7 3 (1.80%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.20%) FMCG
8 2 (1.20%) HP StoreVirtual
8 2 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
9 1 (0.60%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 165 (98.80%) Windows
2 137 (82.04%) Windows Server
3 93 (55.69%) Windows Server 2012
4 90 (53.89%) Windows Server 2016
5 63 (37.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 62 (37.13%) Windows 10
7 25 (14.97%) Linux
8 23 (13.77%) Windows 7
9 13 (7.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 7 (4.19%) VMS
11 6 (3.59%) Unix
12 2 (1.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.60%) Android
13 1 (0.60%) CentOS
13 1 (0.60%) Solaris
13 1 (0.60%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (29.34%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 43 (25.75%) Migration
3 41 (24.55%) ITIL
4 23 (13.77%) Test Scripting
5 16 (9.58%) Data Migration
5 16 (9.58%) DevOps
6 14 (8.38%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (8.38%) Systems Engineering
7 13 (7.78%) Requirements Analysis
7 13 (7.78%) Service Design
8 10 (5.99%) Agile Software Development
9 9 (5.39%) High Availability
9 9 (5.39%) Image Processing
9 9 (5.39%) Incident Management
10 8 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
11 7 (4.19%) Patch Management
11 7 (4.19%) Project Delivery
11 7 (4.19%) Project Management
11 7 (4.19%) Server Building
11 7 (4.19%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 86 (51.50%) PowerShell
2 15 (8.98%) VB
3 14 (8.38%) Python
3 14 (8.38%) SQL
4 12 (7.19%) C
5 7 (4.19%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.20%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 46 (27.54%) Security Cleared
2 27 (16.17%) SC Cleared
3 23 (13.77%) DV Cleared
4 18 (10.78%) Microsoft Certification
5 12 (7.19%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (3.59%) Degree
6 6 (3.59%) MCSE
7 5 (2.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (2.40%) VCAP
9 3 (1.80%) CCA
9 3 (1.80%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (1.80%) MCSA
9 3 (1.80%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.20%) A+ Certification
10 2 (1.20%) CCNA
10 2 (1.20%) MCP
11 1 (0.60%) CREST Certified
11 1 (0.60%) DBS Check
11 1 (0.60%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.79%) SLA
2 4 (2.40%) GDPR
2 4 (2.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 3 (1.80%) NCSC
4 2 (1.20%) Government Security Classifications
4 2 (1.20%) QA
5 1 (0.60%) DICOM
5 1 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.60%) HMG Security Policy Framework
System Software
1 112 (67.07%) Active Directory
2 70 (41.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (18.56%) VMware ESXi
4 29 (17.37%) Hyper-V
5 20 (11.98%) vSphere
6 14 (8.38%) VMware NSX
7 10 (5.99%) Virtual Machines
8 9 (5.39%) XenApp
9 6 (3.59%) XenDesktop
10 5 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
11 4 (2.40%) Docker
11 4 (2.40%) Virtual Desktop
12 3 (1.80%) vCloud
12 3 (1.80%) VMware Server
13 2 (1.20%) Firmware
14 1 (0.60%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.60%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.60%) Virtual Servers
14 1 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 31 (18.56%) SCCM
2 22 (13.17%) Ansible
3 12 (7.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 12 (7.19%) WSUS
4 11 (6.59%) SCOM
4 11 (6.59%) vCenter Server
5 7 (4.19%) PowerCLI
5 7 (4.19%) Terraform
6 6 (3.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 5 (2.99%) vRealize
8 4 (2.40%) Kubernetes
8 4 (2.40%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (2.40%) Puppet
8 4 (2.40%) SCDPM
8 4 (2.40%) vRealize Orchestrator
9 3 (1.80%) HAProxy
9 3 (1.80%) Microsoft Clustering
9 3 (1.80%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
10 2 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 94 (56.29%) VMware
2 83 (49.70%) Microsoft
3 39 (23.35%) Cisco
4 23 (13.77%) Citrix
5 17 (10.18%) Sophos
6 16 (9.58%) Lumension
6 16 (9.58%) Oracle
7 15 (8.98%) ESRI
8 14 (8.38%) HP
8 14 (8.38%) Veeam
9 12 (7.19%) Dell
10 10 (5.99%) EMC
10 10 (5.99%) NetApp
10 10 (5.99%) Red Hat
11 9 (5.39%) SolarWinds
12 6 (3.59%) IBM
12 6 (3.59%) Symantec
13 5 (2.99%) CommVault
14 4 (2.40%) Isilon
14 4 (2.40%) McAfee