Period
to 2 December 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 2 December 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
2 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 487 431 657
Rank change year-on-year -56 +226 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2019 391 141 146
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.38% 0.18%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.80% 2.06% 0.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 107 107
10th Percentile £212 £224 £258
25th Percentile £313 £315 £300
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £388 £380
Median % change year-on-year +16.13% +1.97% -
75th Percentile £538 £500 £450
90th Percentile £584 £538 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +10.34% -3.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 1
10th Percentile £18.74 £20.68 "
25th Percentile £24.50 £25.06 £16.50
Median hourly rate £25.00 £41.00 £17.00
Median % change year-on-year -39.02% +141.18% -
75th Percentile £35.69 £54.00 £17.50
90th Percentile £39.60 " "
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.80 £36.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +7.03% +113.24% -

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 13,948 6,850 17,127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.59% 18.39% 21.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,617 4,441 10,793
10th Percentile £165 £163 £143
25th Percentile £338 £313 £250
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £435 £415
Median % change year-on-year +12.07% +4.82% -2.35%
75th Percentile £588 £538 £525
90th Percentile £675 £615 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £387 £388
% change year-on-year +3.43% -0.19% -0.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 731 392 1,235
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.17 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.00 £14.00
Median hourly rate £18.00 £18.25 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -1.37% +4.29% +2.94%
75th Percentile £46.00 £40.00 £30.00
90th Percentile £62.25 £52.50 £47.93
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year -0.93% +4.00% +1.65%

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 2 December 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 2 December 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 2 December 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 -31 336 £450 +12.50% 240
UK excluding London -30 223 £400 +10.34% 195
London -131 118 £488 +14.71% 59
Work from Home -151 74 £500 +43.88% 28
South East -39 70 £525 - 44
North of England -45 42 £388 +19.23% 51
East of England -32 32 £419 +23.16% 20
South West -39 29 £338 -20.59% 31
North West -30 28 £425 +41.67% 35
Midlands -62 24 £238 -36.67% 34
West Midlands -59 23 £238 -36.67% 20
Scotland -67 18 £215 -35.51% 8
Yorkshire -40 12 £308 -10.22% 14
Wales -25 4 £325 -21.21% 4
Northern Ireland - 4 £269 - 3
North East -7 2 £249 -28.93% 2
East Midlands -43 1 - - 14

For the 6 months to 2 December 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.

1 379 (96.93%) Windows
2 289 (73.91%) Windows Server
3 262 (67.01%) Active Directory
4 232 (59.34%) Windows Server 2016
5 229 (58.57%) Microsoft
6 207 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 192 (49.10%) VMware
8 157 (40.15%) Microsoft 365
9 151 (38.62%) Azure
10 139 (35.55%) PowerShell
11 129 (32.99%) VMware Infrastructure
12 119 (30.43%) Windows 10
13 116 (29.67%) DNS
14 109 (27.88%) SQL Server
15 96 (24.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 88 (22.51%) Security Cleared
17 86 (21.99%) DHCP
18 84 (21.48%) Windows Server 2008
19 79 (20.20%) SCCM
20 74 (18.93%) Social Skills
21 73 (18.67%) Firewall
22 72 (18.41%) Linux
23 68 (17.39%) SQL
24 64 (16.37%) MS Exchange
24 64 (16.37%) Hyper-V
25 61 (15.60%) SC Cleared
26 59 (15.09%) Microsoft Office
26 59 (15.09%) Citrix
27 57 (14.58%) Migration
28 56 (14.32%) Cisco

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 64 (16.37%) MS Exchange
2 47 (12.02%) SharePoint
3 32 (8.18%) IIS
4 18 (4.60%) Apache
4 18 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (4.09%) Skype for Business
6 12 (3.07%) ArcGIS
7 10 (2.56%) Tomcat
8 8 (2.05%) Exchange Server 2007
9 7 (1.79%) Confluence
10 5 (1.28%) nginx
11 2 (0.51%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.26%) IBM HTTP Server
12 1 (0.26%) JBoss
12 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 59 (15.09%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (3.07%) Photoshop
3 9 (2.30%) MS Visio
4 7 (1.79%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 157 (40.15%) Microsoft 365
2 151 (38.62%) Azure
3 47 (12.02%) Azure Active Directory
4 23 (5.88%) IaaS
5 22 (5.63%) AWS
6 14 (3.58%) PaaS
7 12 (3.07%) SaaS
8 11 (2.81%) OneDrive
9 9 (2.30%) GCP
10 8 (2.05%) Amazon S3
10 8 (2.05%) AWS Lambda
10 8 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
10 8 (2.05%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 7 (1.79%) GitHub
12 5 (1.28%) Amazon EC2
12 5 (1.28%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 5 (1.28%) Azure Key Vault
12 5 (1.28%) Mimecast
12 5 (1.28%) Route 53
12 5 (1.28%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 116 (29.67%) DNS
2 86 (21.99%) DHCP
3 73 (18.67%) Firewall
4 54 (13.81%) SAN
5 46 (11.76%) VPN
6 42 (10.74%) TCP/IP
7 34 (8.70%) WAN
8 27 (6.91%) LAN
9 24 (6.14%) Wireless
10 21 (5.37%) NetScaler
10 21 (5.37%) VSAN
11 20 (5.12%) Skype
12 17 (4.35%) NAS
13 15 (3.84%) iSCSI
13 15 (3.84%) VLAN
14 13 (3.32%) Network Security
15 10 (2.56%) HTTP
15 10 (2.56%) Internet
15 10 (2.56%) SSL
16 8 (2.05%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (27.88%) SQL Server
2 25 (6.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (6.14%) SQL Server 2016
4 12 (3.07%) GIS
5 10 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
6 9 (2.30%) SQL Server 2019
7 8 (2.05%) Amazon RDS
8 7 (1.79%) SQL Server 2017
9 5 (1.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (0.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (0.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.51%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.51%) Hadoop
11 2 (0.51%) MongoDB
11 2 (0.51%) MySQL
11 2 (0.51%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.26%) Power BI
12 1 (0.26%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 11 (2.81%) Git (software)
2 10 (2.56%) JIRA
3 7 (1.79%) Subversion
4 6 (1.53%) Jenkins
4 6 (1.53%) MSI
5 3 (0.77%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.77%) Fiddler
5 3 (0.77%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.77%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.51%) GCC
6 2 (0.51%) GitLab
6 2 (0.51%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.51%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.26%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.26%) Cypress.io
7 1 (0.26%) MSTest
7 1 (0.26%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.26%) Selenium
7 1 (0.26%) Serena SBM
General
1 74 (18.93%) Social Skills
2 38 (9.72%) Public Sector
3 26 (6.65%) Finance
4 14 (3.58%) Banking
5 13 (3.32%) Documentation Skills
6 9 (2.30%) Retail
7 8 (2.05%) Organisational Skills
8 6 (1.53%) Back Office
9 5 (1.28%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (1.28%) Investment Banking
10 4 (1.02%) Inclusion and Diversity
11 3 (0.77%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.51%) German Language
12 2 (0.51%) International Banking
12 2 (0.51%) Legal
13 1 (0.26%) Advertising
13 1 (0.26%) Environmental Health
13 1 (0.26%) Marketing
13 1 (0.26%) Publishing
13 1 (0.26%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 77 (19.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 48 (12.28%) Architect
3 39 (9.97%) Support Engineer
4 33 (8.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 29 (7.42%) Consultant
6 24 (6.14%) Windows Engineer
7 21 (5.37%) IT Engineer
8 20 (5.12%) Analyst
9 19 (4.86%) Administrator
9 19 (4.86%) Server Engineer
9 19 (4.86%) Technical Architect
10 17 (4.35%) Support Analyst
11 16 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support
12 15 (3.84%) Wintel Engineer
13 12 (3.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 12 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 11 (2.81%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 11 (2.81%) Cloud Engineer
14 11 (2.81%) ICT Support
14 11 (2.81%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (5.12%) LDAP
2 10 (2.56%) .NET
3 8 (2.05%) X-Windows
4 4 (1.02%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (1.02%) REST
4 4 (1.02%) Web Services
5 3 (0.77%) JSON
6 2 (0.51%) AngularJS
6 2 (0.51%) HTML
6 2 (0.51%) React
6 2 (0.51%) Vue.js
6 2 (0.51%) XML
7 1 (0.26%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.26%) ARM Templates
7 1 (0.26%) ASP.NET
7 1 (0.26%) Middleware
7 1 (0.26%) Node.js
7 1 (0.26%) ServiceStack
7 1 (0.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.21%) Clustering
2 33 (8.44%) Data Centre
3 20 (5.12%) Replication
4 16 (4.09%) PKI
5 14 (3.58%) Public Cloud
6 11 (2.81%) NHS
7 10 (2.56%) Private Cloud
8 9 (2.30%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (2.30%) Enterprise Storage
9 7 (1.79%) Driving Licence
9 7 (1.79%) iPad
9 7 (1.79%) iPhone
9 7 (1.79%) Mobile App
10 6 (1.53%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.53%) Smartphone
10 6 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
11 5 (1.28%) Greenfield Project
11 5 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.28%) Management Information System
12 4 (1.02%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 379 (96.93%) Windows
2 289 (73.91%) Windows Server
3 232 (59.34%) Windows Server 2016
4 207 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
5 119 (30.43%) Windows 10
6 84 (21.48%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (18.41%) Linux
8 32 (8.18%) Windows 7
9 25 (6.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 19 (4.86%) Android
11 14 (3.58%) Apple iOS
11 14 (3.58%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (2.81%) Unix
13 10 (2.56%) CentOS
14 7 (1.79%) Mac OS
15 4 (1.02%) Windows Vista
15 4 (1.02%) Windows XP
16 3 (0.77%) Windows 2000 Server
17 2 (0.51%) Oracle Linux
17 2 (0.51%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 96 (24.55%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 57 (14.58%) Migration
3 53 (13.55%) ITIL
4 39 (9.97%) DevOps
5 29 (7.42%) Problem-Solving
6 23 (5.88%) Server Management
7 21 (5.37%) Configuration Management
8 20 (5.12%) Change Management
8 20 (5.12%) Data Migration
8 20 (5.12%) Identity Management
9 19 (4.86%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (4.09%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (4.09%) Service Delivery
11 15 (3.84%) Requirements Analysis
12 14 (3.58%) High Availability
12 14 (3.58%) Infrastructure as Code
12 14 (3.58%) Load Balancing
13 13 (3.32%) Systems Engineering
14 12 (3.07%) Architectural Design
14 12 (3.07%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 139 (35.55%) PowerShell
2 68 (17.39%) SQL
3 13 (3.32%) Bash Shell
3 13 (3.32%) C
3 13 (3.32%) Python
3 13 (3.32%) VB
4 6 (1.53%) Shell Script
5 5 (1.28%) C#
6 3 (0.77%) Java
7 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.51%) TypeScript
7 2 (0.51%) VBA
8 1 (0.26%) Perl
8 1 (0.26%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 88 (22.51%) Security Cleared
2 61 (15.60%) SC Cleared
3 49 (12.53%) Microsoft Certification
4 37 (9.46%) DV Cleared
5 31 (7.93%) Cisco Certification
6 29 (7.42%) MCSE
7 22 (5.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (4.86%) CCNA
9 16 (4.09%) DBS Check
9 16 (4.09%) Degree
10 9 (2.30%) MCSA
11 6 (1.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (1.02%) CCNP
12 4 (1.02%) MCP
13 3 (0.77%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.77%) CISSP
13 3 (0.77%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 2 (0.51%) ACSP
14 2 (0.51%) MCTS
14 2 (0.51%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (3.58%) SLA
2 8 (2.05%) GDPR
3 6 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.28%) QA
4 5 (1.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (1.02%) NCSC
5 4 (1.02%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.51%) NIST
7 1 (0.26%) Accessibility
7 1 (0.26%) COBIT
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.26%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.26%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.26%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 262 (67.01%) Active Directory
2 129 (32.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (16.37%) Hyper-V
4 55 (14.07%) vSphere
5 46 (11.76%) VMware ESXi
6 23 (5.88%) VMware NSX
7 14 (3.58%) Docker
7 14 (3.58%) Virtual Desktop
8 13 (3.32%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (3.07%) NFS
10 11 (2.81%) XenDesktop
11 9 (2.30%) XenApp
12 8 (2.05%) Terminal Services
13 7 (1.79%) VMware Workstation
14 6 (1.53%) BitLocker
14 6 (1.53%) Firmware
14 6 (1.53%) Virtual Servers
15 5 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.77%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 79 (20.20%) SCCM
2 43 (11.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 37 (9.46%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 37 (9.46%) Ansible
4 33 (8.44%) Terraform
5 27 (6.91%) vCenter Server
5 27 (6.91%) WSUS
6 23 (5.88%) Kubernetes
7 19 (4.86%) Microsoft Clustering
8 15 (3.84%) FortiGate
9 14 (3.58%) NetBackup
10 11 (2.81%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (2.81%) SCOM
10 11 (2.81%) vRealize
11 9 (2.30%) Single Sign-On
12 7 (1.79%) Puppet
13 6 (1.53%) McAfee ePO
14 5 (1.28%) Failover Clustering
14 5 (1.28%) SCOrch
15 4 (1.02%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 229 (58.57%) Microsoft
2 192 (49.10%) VMware
3 59 (15.09%) Citrix
4 56 (14.32%) Cisco
5 47 (12.02%) Dell
6 41 (10.49%) Oracle
7 37 (9.46%) Red Hat
8 31 (7.93%) NetApp
9 29 (7.42%) Apple
10 28 (7.16%) Veeam
11 27 (6.91%) HP
12 26 (6.65%) Sophos
13 21 (5.37%) EMC
14 17 (4.35%) Juniper
15 16 (4.09%) Google
16 15 (3.84%) Meraki
17 13 (3.32%) Fortinet
17 13 (3.32%) Nimble Storage
18 12 (3.07%) ESRI
18 12 (3.07%) Lumension