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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 8 August 2022 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
8 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 552 474 422
Rank change year-on-year -78 -52 +371
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2019 324 317 142
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.37% 0.44% 0.40%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.39% 2.82% 2.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 242 109
10th Percentile £161 £250 £217
25th Percentile £313 £319 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £426 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.63% +0.24% +9.68%
75th Percentile £538 £500 £500
90th Percentile £616 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £423 £400 £416
% change year-on-year +5.63% -3.90% +4.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 11 5
10th Percentile £16.30 £24.50 £13.25
25th Percentile £19.00 £24.75 £17.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £28.00
Median % change year-on-year -20.00% -10.71% -
75th Percentile £39.00 £38.80 £57.50
90th Percentile £51.60 £39.60 £59.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.38 £31.50 £36.75
% change year-on-year -6.75% -14.29% -

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 13,567 11,242 6,761
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.35% 15.43% 19.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,388 7,423 4,459
10th Percentile £181 £185 £160
25th Percentile £350 £350 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £475 £438
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +2.94%
75th Percentile £625 £575 £538
90th Percentile £700 £656 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £448 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +12.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 591 400
10th Percentile £12.62 £11.90 £11.98
25th Percentile £16.25 £13.31 £14.00
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +28.57% -5.41% +5.71%
75th Percentile £55.00 £41.41 £33.81
90th Percentile £65.75 £60.50 £47.86
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +23.08% -7.14% +9.38%

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 8 August 2022.

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 8 August 2022.

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 8 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -34 292 £450 +5.88% 150
UK excluding London -5 199 £423 +5.63% 125
Work from Home -35 136 £425 -15.00% 47
London -61 104 £454 +0.89% 31
North of England +12 67 £350 -22.65% 40
South East -1 58 £475 +26.67% 27
North West -5 42 £256 -45.33% 21
Midlands -15 34 £475 +24.18% 22
Yorkshire -19 18 £398 -20.50% 15
West Midlands -27 18 £475 +26.25% 11
East Midlands +3 16 £500 +29.03% 10
Scotland -2 14 £155 -66.49% 3
South West -38 12 £425 +25.93% 17
East of England -8 11 £325 - 13
North East -3 7 £450 +2.86% 4
Wales -16 4 £463 +32.14% 3
Northern Ireland -3 1 £450 +63.64%

For the 6 months to 8 August 2022, 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.

1 316 (97.53%) Windows
2 225 (69.44%) Windows Server
3 191 (58.95%) Azure
4 185 (57.10%) Active Directory
5 174 (53.70%) Microsoft
6 159 (49.07%) Windows Server 2016
7 152 (46.91%) VMware
8 133 (41.05%) Microsoft 365
9 124 (38.27%) PowerShell
10 122 (37.65%) Windows Server 2012
11 110 (33.95%) VMware Infrastructure
12 97 (29.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 93 (28.70%) Security Cleared
14 88 (27.16%) Windows 10
15 87 (26.85%) Windows Server 2008
16 84 (25.93%) DNS
17 78 (24.07%) SQL
17 78 (24.07%) SQL Server
18 74 (22.84%) Linux
19 73 (22.53%) Firewall
20 72 (22.22%) DHCP
21 67 (20.68%) SC Cleared
21 67 (20.68%) Hyper-V
22 62 (19.14%) AWS
23 56 (17.28%) SCCM
23 56 (17.28%) Social Skills
24 52 (16.05%) Migration
25 49 (15.12%) Cisco
26 48 (14.81%) Citrix
26 48 (14.81%) MS Exchange

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 48 (14.81%) MS Exchange
2 43 (13.27%) SharePoint
3 22 (6.79%) IIS
4 11 (3.40%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (3.09%) Confluence
6 5 (1.54%) Tomcat
7 4 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (0.93%) Oracle Workflow
8 3 (0.93%) Skype for Business
9 2 (0.62%) Apache
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.31%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.31%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
10 1 (0.31%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 31 (9.57%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.93%) Microsoft Project
2 3 (0.93%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.62%) Adobe Captivate
4 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 191 (58.95%) Azure
2 133 (41.05%) Microsoft 365
3 62 (19.14%) AWS
4 43 (13.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 31 (9.57%) OneDrive
6 21 (6.48%) Power Platform
7 19 (5.86%) Mimecast
8 18 (5.56%) Azure DevOps
9 17 (5.25%) IaaS
10 15 (4.63%) Azure Key Vault
10 15 (4.63%) SaaS
11 10 (3.09%) GCP
11 10 (3.09%) PaaS
12 7 (2.16%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (2.16%) Rubrik
13 6 (1.85%) Azure Logic Apps
13 6 (1.85%) PowerApps
13 6 (1.85%) Yammer
14 5 (1.54%) Azure Monitor
14 5 (1.54%) Nutanix
Communications & Networking
1 84 (25.93%) DNS
2 73 (22.53%) Firewall
3 72 (22.22%) DHCP
4 27 (8.33%) LAN
5 24 (7.41%) SAN
6 23 (7.10%) VoIP
6 23 (7.10%) VPN
7 19 (5.86%) WAN
8 18 (5.56%) Wireless
9 16 (4.94%) iSCSI
10 13 (4.01%) TCP/IP
11 12 (3.70%) WLAN
12 11 (3.40%) VLAN
13 10 (3.09%) NetScaler
14 8 (2.47%) Kerberos
14 8 (2.47%) SSL
15 6 (1.85%) NAS
16 5 (1.54%) Internet
17 3 (0.93%) FTP
17 3 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (24.07%) SQL Server
2 9 (2.78%) Amazon RDS
3 8 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.16%) Oracle Database
5 6 (1.85%) MongoDB
5 6 (1.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (1.54%) MariaDB
7 4 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (1.23%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.23%) Power BI
8 3 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
8 3 (0.93%) Oracle Database 10g
8 3 (0.93%) PowerCenter
8 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 2 (0.62%) MS Access
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database 12c
9 2 (0.62%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.31%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (9.26%) JIRA
2 17 (5.25%) Jenkins
3 15 (4.63%) Git (software)
4 3 (0.93%) MSI
4 3 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (0.93%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (0.62%) EasyMock
5 2 (0.62%) Hudson
5 2 (0.62%) IntelliJ
5 2 (0.62%) jMock
5 2 (0.62%) JUnit
5 2 (0.62%) Maven
5 2 (0.62%) Mockito
5 2 (0.62%) Oracle Forms
6 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
6 1 (0.31%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (0.31%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.31%) GitLab
6 1 (0.31%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.31%) Zephyr
General
1 56 (17.28%) Social Skills
2 40 (12.35%) Finance
3 26 (8.02%) Public Sector
4 13 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
5 12 (3.70%) Documentation Skills
6 8 (2.47%) Marketing
7 7 (2.16%) Banking
7 7 (2.16%) Manufacturing
8 5 (1.54%) Electronics
8 5 (1.54%) Organisational Skills
8 5 (1.54%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.23%) Influencing Skills
9 4 (1.23%) Legal
10 3 (0.93%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.62%) Law
11 2 (0.62%) Retail
12 1 (0.31%) Automotive
12 1 (0.31%) Back Office
12 1 (0.31%) Inclusion and Diversity
12 1 (0.31%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 81 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 43 (13.27%) Analyst
3 38 (11.73%) Support Engineer
4 31 (9.57%) 2nd Line Support
4 31 (9.57%) Support Analyst
5 26 (8.02%) Azure Engineer
6 25 (7.72%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 22 (6.79%) 3rd Line Support
8 20 (6.17%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 20 (6.17%) Windows Engineer
9 15 (4.63%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 15 (4.63%) Administrator
9 15 (4.63%) Server Engineer
10 13 (4.01%) Architect
11 12 (3.70%) IT Engineer
11 12 (3.70%) Wintel Engineer
12 11 (3.40%) Systems Engineer
13 10 (3.09%) Consultant
13 10 (3.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
13 10 (3.09%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (3.09%) LDAP
1 10 (3.09%) YAML
2 7 (2.16%) ARM Templates
2 7 (2.16%) Web Services
3 5 (1.54%) ADO
3 5 (1.54%) REST
4 4 (1.23%) .NET
4 4 (1.23%) React
4 4 (1.23%) Spring
4 4 (1.23%) Spring Boot
4 4 (1.23%) Spring Integration
5 3 (0.93%) Middleware
5 3 (0.93%) SOAP
6 2 (0.62%) DCOM
6 2 (0.62%) OAuth
6 2 (0.62%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.62%) PySpark
6 2 (0.62%) SAML
6 2 (0.62%) XML
6 2 (0.62%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 26 (8.02%) Data Centre
2 20 (6.17%) PKI
3 19 (5.86%) Clustering
4 15 (4.63%) iPad
4 15 (4.63%) iPhone
5 12 (3.70%) Replication
6 11 (3.40%) Public Cloud
7 9 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
8 8 (2.47%) Management Information System
8 8 (2.47%) NHS
9 5 (1.54%) Client/Server
9 5 (1.54%) Data Protection Act
9 5 (1.54%) Driving Licence
9 5 (1.54%) Fat Client
9 5 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
9 5 (1.54%) IoT
9 5 (1.54%) Legacy Applications
9 5 (1.54%) Thin Client
10 4 (1.23%) Algorithms
11 3 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 316 (97.53%) Windows
2 225 (69.44%) Windows Server
3 159 (49.07%) Windows Server 2016
4 122 (37.65%) Windows Server 2012
5 88 (27.16%) Windows 10
6 87 (26.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 74 (22.84%) Linux
8 46 (14.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 29 (8.95%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (4.32%) Windows 7
11 11 (3.40%) Windows XP
12 9 (2.78%) Solaris
12 9 (2.78%) Unix
13 8 (2.47%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.23%) Android
14 4 (1.23%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.93%) Oracle Linux
16 2 (0.62%) Apple iOS
16 2 (0.62%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.62%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (29.94%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 52 (16.05%) Migration
3 45 (13.89%) Problem-Solving
4 42 (12.96%) ITIL
5 31 (9.57%) Agile
5 31 (9.57%) DevOps
6 28 (8.64%) Service Delivery
7 21 (6.48%) Disaster Recovery
8 20 (6.17%) Deployment Automation
8 20 (6.17%) Load Balancing
9 19 (5.86%) Change Control
9 19 (5.86%) High Availability
9 19 (5.86%) ITSM
10 18 (5.56%) Change Management
10 18 (5.56%) Continuous Integration
11 17 (5.25%) Capacity Planning
12 16 (4.94%) Antivirus Management
12 16 (4.94%) Secrets Management
13 15 (4.63%) Network Virtualisation
13 15 (4.63%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 124 (38.27%) PowerShell
2 78 (24.07%) SQL
3 30 (9.26%) Python
4 24 (7.41%) Bash
5 16 (4.94%) Groovy
6 9 (2.78%) VB
7 8 (2.47%) Java
8 6 (1.85%) T-SQL
9 5 (1.54%) JavaScript
10 4 (1.23%) Perl
11 3 (0.93%) C
11 3 (0.93%) C++
12 2 (0.62%) C#
12 2 (0.62%) Scala
12 2 (0.62%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.31%) PHP
13 1 (0.31%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 93 (28.70%) Security Cleared
2 67 (20.68%) SC Cleared
3 15 (4.63%) Microsoft Certification
4 13 (4.01%) DV Cleared
5 10 (3.09%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (2.78%) DBS Check
7 7 (2.16%) MCP
7 7 (2.16%) MCSE
8 5 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 4 (1.23%) CCNA
9 4 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (0.93%) HNC
10 3 (0.93%) MCSA
10 3 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (0.62%) CompTIA Security+
11 2 (0.62%) TOGAF Certification
12 1 (0.31%) A+ Certification
12 1 (0.31%) CISSP
12 1 (0.31%) Computer Science Degree
12 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (8.33%) SLA
2 8 (2.47%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.23%) GDPR
4 3 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.62%) QA
6 1 (0.31%) Accessibility
6 1 (0.31%) COBIT
6 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.31%) GMP
6 1 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.31%) NCSC
System Software
1 185 (57.10%) Active Directory
2 110 (33.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (20.68%) Hyper-V
4 22 (6.79%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (6.48%) VMware ESXi
5 21 (6.48%) vSphere
6 18 (5.56%) XenApp
7 14 (4.32%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (1.85%) VMware Server
10 5 (1.54%) DFS Replication
10 5 (1.54%) NFS
11 4 (1.23%) Citrix Hypervisor
11 4 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 4 (1.23%) Docker
11 4 (1.23%) MetaFrame
12 3 (0.93%) Firmware
13 2 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
13 2 (0.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 1 (0.31%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 56 (17.28%) SCCM
2 48 (14.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 44 (13.58%) Terraform
4 25 (7.72%) Active Directory Federation Services
5 24 (7.41%) Ansible
6 23 (7.10%) Single Sign-On
7 20 (6.17%) Packer
8 16 (4.94%) Consul
9 15 (4.63%) Failover Clustering
10 14 (4.32%) McAfee ePO
11 13 (4.01%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (2.78%) vCenter Server
13 8 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
14 5 (1.54%) Kubernetes
14 5 (1.54%) SCOM
15 4 (1.23%) NetBackup
15 4 (1.23%) WSUS
16 3 (0.93%) Dollar Universe
16 3 (0.93%) Grafana
16 3 (0.93%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 174 (53.70%) Microsoft
2 152 (46.91%) VMware
3 49 (15.12%) Cisco
4 48 (14.81%) Citrix
5 25 (7.72%) Red Hat
6 23 (7.10%) Dell
7 18 (5.56%) IBM
8 16 (4.94%) McAfee
9 15 (4.63%) HP
9 15 (4.63%) Veeam
10 14 (4.32%) Google
10 14 (4.32%) Oracle
11 13 (4.01%) NetApp
12 11 (3.40%) Sophos
13 9 (2.78%) CheckPoint
13 9 (2.78%) Symantec
14 8 (2.47%) Apple
14 8 (2.47%) Meraki
15 7 (2.16%) EMC
15 7 (2.16%) Juniper