Period
to 10 August 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 10 August 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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 410 781 -
Rank change year-on-year +371 - -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2019 140 69 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.40% 0.075% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.09% 0.37% -
Number of daily rates quoted 105 50 0
Median daily rate £425 £388 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 0
Median hourly rate £28.00 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.75 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -

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 6,704 18,766 21,496
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 19.15% 20.46% 20.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,112 11,764 13,430
Median daily rate £430 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.18% - -
10th Percentile £160 £153 £180
90th Percentile £625 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £390
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 443 1,226 1,470
Median hourly rate £19.90 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.71% - +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.63 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £18.50 £16.50 £16.22
% change year-on-year +12.12% +1.76% +2.24%

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 10 August 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 10 August 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2019 in the UK

Windows Server 2019
Top 15 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 10 August 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 +358 122 £430 +10.97% 63
UK excluding London +276 92 £400 - 54
London +239 39 £455 +32.36% 10
South East +180 26 £448 -14.67% 20
East of England +93 22 £360 +10.77% 4
South West +99 19 £450 +15.38% 9
Work from Home -4 12 £450 -25.00% 2
North of England +118 11 £275 -39.56% 13
Scotland - 7 £370 - 1
North West +85 6 £275 -35.29% 7
Midlands +99 5 £305 -29.28% 7
Yorkshire +80 5 - - 4
Wales +46 3 £400 -
East Midlands - 3 £335 - 3
West Midlands +73 2 £275 -36.23% 4

For the 6 months to 10 August 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.

1 138 (98.57%) Windows
2 106 (75.71%) Windows Server
3 97 (69.29%) Active Directory
4 85 (60.71%) VMware
5 83 (59.29%) Windows Server 2016
6 79 (56.43%) Microsoft
7 68 (48.57%) PowerShell
7 68 (48.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 62 (44.29%) Azure
9 61 (43.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 55 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
11 47 (33.57%) Migration
11 47 (33.57%) Office 365
12 46 (32.86%) SQL Server
13 45 (32.14%) Windows 10
14 44 (31.43%) Security Cleared
15 40 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 34 (24.29%) DNS
17 28 (20.00%) SC Cleared
17 28 (20.00%) SCCM
17 28 (20.00%) DevOps
18 27 (19.29%) DHCP
18 27 (19.29%) ITIL
19 25 (17.86%) SQL
20 24 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
20 24 (17.14%) Oracle
21 23 (16.43%) Linux
21 23 (16.43%) Citrix
21 23 (16.43%) Microsoft Certification
21 23 (16.43%) Hyper-V

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 (12.86%) SharePoint
1 18 (12.86%) Skype for Business
2 16 (11.43%) ArcGIS
3 8 (5.71%) MS Exchange
4 5 (3.57%) IIS
5 3 (2.14%) Confluence
5 3 (2.14%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.43%) nginx
6 2 (1.43%) SAS
7 1 (0.71%) Apache
7 1 (0.71%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (0.71%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.71%) JBoss
7 1 (0.71%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.71%) WordPress
Applications
1 24 (17.14%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (11.43%) Photoshop
3 2 (1.43%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 2 (1.43%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 62 (44.29%) Azure
2 47 (33.57%) Office 365
3 19 (13.57%) AWS
4 17 (12.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (9.29%) IaaS
6 10 (7.14%) OneDrive
6 10 (7.14%) PaaS
7 8 (5.71%) GCP
8 7 (5.00%) SaaS
9 5 (3.57%) GitHub
10 4 (2.86%) Cloud Computing
11 3 (2.14%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (2.14%) Amazon S3
11 3 (2.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 3 (2.14%) AWS Lambda
11 3 (2.14%) Route 53
11 3 (2.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (24.29%) DNS
2 27 (19.29%) DHCP
3 17 (12.14%) Skype
4 16 (11.43%) TCP/IP
5 12 (8.57%) WAN
6 11 (7.86%) SMTP
6 11 (7.86%) VPN
7 10 (7.14%) SNMP
8 8 (5.71%) SAN
9 7 (5.00%) Kerberos
10 6 (4.29%) Firewall
10 6 (4.29%) Internet
11 5 (3.57%) LAN
12 4 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (2.14%) VLAN
13 3 (2.14%) VSAN
14 2 (1.43%) iSCSI
14 2 (1.43%) NetScaler
14 2 (1.43%) Remote Desktop
15 1 (0.71%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (32.86%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.71%) GIS
3 4 (2.86%) SQL Server 2017
4 3 (2.14%) Cosmos DB
4 3 (2.14%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database
4 3 (2.14%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.14%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (1.43%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (1.43%) MySQL
5 2 (1.43%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (0.71%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (0.71%) QGIS
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 4 (2.86%) Subversion
2 3 (2.14%) Bitbucket
2 3 (2.14%) Hudson
2 3 (2.14%) JIRA
2 3 (2.14%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.71%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.71%) MSI
General
1 13 (9.29%) Public Sector
2 5 (3.57%) Finance
3 3 (2.14%) Banking
3 3 (2.14%) Investment Banking
3 3 (2.14%) Legal
4 2 (1.43%) Retail
5 1 (0.71%) Advertising
5 1 (0.71%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 31 (22.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (10.71%) Windows Engineer
3 13 (9.29%) Server Engineer
4 12 (8.57%) Wintel Engineer
5 10 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (7.14%) Administrator
5 10 (7.14%) Consultant
6 9 (6.43%) Analyst
6 9 (6.43%) Integration Engineer
6 9 (6.43%) Systems Engineer
7 8 (5.71%) Windows Server Engineer
8 7 (5.00%) Azure Engineer
8 7 (5.00%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) VMware Engineer
9 6 (4.29%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (3.57%) Implementation Engineer
11 4 (2.86%) Active Directory Consultant
11 4 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 4 (2.86%) SQL DBA
11 4 (2.86%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (9.29%) LDAP
2 2 (1.43%) JSON
3 1 (0.71%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 19 (13.57%) Clustering
2 11 (7.86%) PKI
2 11 (7.86%) Replication
3 6 (4.29%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (2.86%) iPad
5 4 (2.86%) iPhone
5 4 (2.86%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.14%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.14%) NHS
6 3 (2.14%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.14%) Thin Client
6 3 (2.14%) User Experience
7 2 (1.43%) Driving Licence
7 2 (1.43%) HP Storage
7 2 (1.43%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.43%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.71%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.71%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 138 (98.57%) Windows
2 106 (75.71%) Windows Server
3 83 (59.29%) Windows Server 2016
4 68 (48.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 61 (43.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 45 (32.14%) Windows 10
7 23 (16.43%) Linux
8 19 (13.57%) Windows 7
9 16 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (6.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (3.57%) Unix
12 4 (2.86%) VMS
13 2 (1.43%) Solaris
14 1 (0.71%) Android
14 1 (0.71%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (33.57%) Migration
2 40 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 28 (20.00%) DevOps
4 27 (19.29%) ITIL
5 16 (11.43%) Data Migration
6 14 (10.00%) High Availability
6 14 (10.00%) Image Processing
7 13 (9.29%) Service Design
8 11 (7.86%) Problem-Solving
8 11 (7.86%) Test Scripting
9 10 (7.14%) Change Management
10 9 (6.43%) Agile Software Development
10 9 (6.43%) Systems Engineering
11 8 (5.71%) Project Delivery
11 8 (5.71%) Requirements Analysis
12 7 (5.00%) Patch Management
12 7 (5.00%) Server Management
13 6 (4.29%) Infrastructure Management
13 6 (4.29%) Storage Management
14 5 (3.57%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 68 (48.57%) PowerShell
2 25 (17.86%) SQL
3 16 (11.43%) VB
4 15 (10.71%) C
5 7 (5.00%) VBScript
6 5 (3.57%) Perl
6 5 (3.57%) Python
7 3 (2.14%) Java
8 2 (1.43%) PHP
Qualifications
1 44 (31.43%) Security Cleared
2 28 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 23 (16.43%) Microsoft Certification
4 19 (13.57%) DV Cleared
5 13 (9.29%) Cisco Certification
6 8 (5.71%) MCSE
7 6 (4.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 2 (1.43%) CCIE
8 2 (1.43%) CCNP
8 2 (1.43%) MCSA
9 1 (0.71%) CISSP
9 1 (0.71%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.71%) Degree
9 1 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (0.71%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.71%) MCITP
9 1 (0.71%) MCP
9 1 (0.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.57%) SLA
2 2 (1.43%) NCSC
3 1 (0.71%) COBIT
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
3 1 (0.71%) NIST
3 1 (0.71%) QA
System Software
1 97 (69.29%) Active Directory
2 55 (39.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (16.43%) Hyper-V
4 16 (11.43%) VMware NSX
5 14 (10.00%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (9.29%) vSphere
7 8 (5.71%) Virtual Machines
8 6 (4.29%) XenApp
9 4 (2.86%) Docker
9 4 (2.86%) Firmware
9 4 (2.86%) Terminal Server
9 4 (2.86%) Terminal Services
9 4 (2.86%) Virtual Desktop
9 4 (2.86%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (1.43%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.71%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.71%) UAG
Systems Management
1 28 (20.00%) SCCM
2 20 (14.29%) Ansible
3 17 (12.14%) Microsoft Clustering
4 15 (10.71%) vCenter Server
5 13 (9.29%) Failover Clustering
6 12 (8.57%) Microsoft Intune
6 12 (8.57%) SCOM
7 8 (5.71%) Terraform
8 5 (3.57%) Puppet
9 4 (2.86%) Kubernetes
9 4 (2.86%) McAfee ePO
9 4 (2.86%) NetBackup
9 4 (2.86%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (2.86%) PowerCLI
10 3 (2.14%) Red Hat Satellite
10 3 (2.14%) SCVMM
10 3 (2.14%) WSUS
11 2 (1.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 2 (1.43%) HAProxy
11 2 (1.43%) SafeCom
Vendors
1 85 (60.71%) VMware
2 79 (56.43%) Microsoft
3 24 (17.14%) Oracle
4 23 (16.43%) Citrix
5 21 (15.00%) Cisco
6 17 (12.14%) Sophos
7 16 (11.43%) ESRI
7 16 (11.43%) Lumension
8 14 (10.00%) HP
9 8 (5.71%) Veeam
10 7 (5.00%) Dell
10 7 (5.00%) Red Hat
11 6 (4.29%) SolarWinds
12 5 (3.57%) Forcepoint
13 4 (2.86%) Apple
13 4 (2.86%) Google
13 4 (2.86%) Hitachi
13 4 (2.86%) Huawei
13 4 (2.86%) McAfee
13 4 (2.86%) SaltStack