Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 448 470 815
Rank change year-on-year +22 +345 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2019 275 133 46
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.44% 0.31% 0.051%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.85% 1.58% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 208 98 36
10th Percentile £205 £189 £288
25th Percentile £311 £307 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £400 £425 £350
Median % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.43% -
75th Percentile £500 £490 £438
90th Percentile £540 £521 £496
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £400 £388
% change year-on-year -6.25% +3.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 6 0
Median hourly rate £34.00 £41.50 -
Median % change year-on-year -18.07% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £55.00 -
% change year-on-year -54.55% - -

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 9,636 8,425 18,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.42% 19.81% 20.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,288 5,512 11,693
10th Percentile £188 £150 £158
25th Percentile £350 £300 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £435
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% -2.30% +2.35%
75th Percentile £550 £538 £538
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 476 556 1,109
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.63 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.50
75th Percentile £45.00 £24.50 £34.25
90th Percentile £60.00 £47.99 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.10 £16.00
% change year-on-year -0.58% +6.88% +0.88%

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 19 June 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 19 June 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 19 June 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 +37 221 £400 -5.88% 125
UK excluding London +47 152 £375 -6.25% 114
London -8 93 £450 -5.76% 22
Work from Home -206 65 £445 -7.29% 9
South East 0 33 £356 -22.97% 16
North of England +16 30 £453 +41.96% 32
Midlands -1 22 £369 +15.23% 27
South West +21 17 £338 -3.57% 19
East of England +4 16 £325 -23.53% 9
Wales +14 15 £338 -10.00% 5
Scotland -34 15 £423 +25.19% 6
North West 0 13 £483 +60.83% 22
West Midlands -7 13 £363 +18.85% 15
Yorkshire +14 11 £500 +50.94% 8
East Midlands +7 9 £375 +11.94% 12
North East +16 6 £438 - 2
Northern Ireland - 4 £275 -

For the 6 months to 19 June 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.

1 264 (96.00%) Windows
2 208 (75.64%) Windows Server
3 197 (71.64%) Active Directory
4 156 (56.73%) Windows Server 2016
5 154 (56.00%) VMware
6 150 (54.55%) Microsoft
7 148 (53.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 139 (50.55%) PowerShell
9 109 (39.64%) Azure
10 104 (37.82%) VMware Infrastructure
11 99 (36.00%) Microsoft 365
12 91 (33.09%) DNS
13 82 (29.82%) Windows Server 2008
14 75 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 68 (24.73%) SCCM
15 68 (24.73%) Windows 10
15 68 (24.73%) DHCP
16 65 (23.64%) SQL Server
17 64 (23.27%) Security Cleared
18 55 (20.00%) Hyper-V
19 53 (19.27%) Social Skills
20 52 (18.91%) ITIL
21 49 (17.82%) Citrix
22 47 (17.09%) Migration
23 43 (15.64%) Microsoft Office
23 43 (15.64%) SC Cleared
24 42 (15.27%) MS Exchange
25 41 (14.91%) Cisco
26 40 (14.55%) Azure Active Directory
27 39 (14.18%) VMware ESXi

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 42 (15.27%) MS Exchange
2 25 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 11 (4.00%) Skype for Business
4 8 (2.91%) ArcGIS
5 6 (2.18%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (1.45%) IIS
7 3 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2013
8 2 (0.73%) Apache
8 2 (0.73%) Confluence
8 2 (0.73%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.36%) MS Project Server
9 1 (0.36%) nginx
9 1 (0.36%) OpenStack
Applications
1 43 (15.64%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (2.91%) Photoshop
3 6 (2.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (1.09%) Adobe XD
4 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 109 (39.64%) Azure
2 99 (36.00%) Microsoft 365
3 40 (14.55%) Azure Active Directory
4 19 (6.91%) AWS
5 18 (6.55%) IaaS
6 12 (4.36%) Mimecast
7 10 (3.64%) SaaS
8 8 (2.91%) Power Platform
9 6 (2.18%) npm
9 6 (2.18%) Power Automate
9 6 (2.18%) PowerApps
10 5 (1.82%) PaaS
11 3 (1.09%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.73%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.73%) AWS Lambda
12 2 (0.73%) Azure Key Vault
12 2 (0.73%) Azure Stack
12 2 (0.73%) GCP
12 2 (0.73%) Route 53
12 2 (0.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 91 (33.09%) DNS
2 68 (24.73%) DHCP
3 39 (14.18%) SAN
4 32 (11.64%) Firewall
5 30 (10.91%) VPN
6 17 (6.18%) TCP/IP
7 15 (5.45%) Network Security
8 14 (5.09%) WAN
9 12 (4.36%) LAN
9 12 (4.36%) Skype
9 12 (4.36%) VLAN
10 11 (4.00%) VSAN
11 10 (3.64%) NAS
12 9 (3.27%) NetScaler
13 8 (2.91%) Internet
13 8 (2.91%) Remote Desktop
14 5 (1.82%) iSCSI
15 4 (1.45%) IPsec
15 4 (1.45%) SNMP
15 4 (1.45%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 14 (5.09%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (2.55%) GIS
3 7 (2.55%) MySQL
4 5 (1.82%) Power BI
5 4 (1.45%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2019
6 2 (0.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.36%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 4 (1.45%) Jenkins
2 3 (1.09%) AdminStudio
2 3 (1.09%) Fiddler
2 3 (1.09%) gulp
2 3 (1.09%) Hudson
2 3 (1.09%) InstallShield
2 3 (1.09%) MSI
2 3 (1.09%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (1.09%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.73%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.73%) JIRA
3 2 (0.73%) Rational Team Concert
3 2 (0.73%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.73%) webpack
4 1 (0.36%) Cypress.io
4 1 (0.36%) GCC
4 1 (0.36%) GitLab
4 1 (0.36%) MSTest
4 1 (0.36%) Selenium
4 1 (0.36%) SonarQube
General
1 53 (19.27%) Social Skills
2 20 (7.27%) Public Sector
3 19 (6.91%) Finance
4 11 (4.00%) Documentation Skills
5 6 (2.18%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.18%) Law
5 6 (2.18%) Organisational Skills
6 5 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.82%) Pharmaceutical
7 4 (1.45%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.45%) Legal
8 3 (1.09%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.73%) Banking
9 2 (0.73%) Influencing Skills
9 2 (0.73%) Presentation Skills
10 1 (0.36%) Advertising
10 1 (0.36%) International Banking
10 1 (0.36%) Police
10 1 (0.36%) Publishing
10 1 (0.36%) Retail
Job Titles
1 64 (23.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 25 (9.09%) Support Engineer
3 22 (8.00%) Consultant
4 21 (7.64%) Architect
5 20 (7.27%) Administrator
6 18 (6.55%) Wintel Engineer
7 16 (5.82%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 16 (5.82%) Systems Administrator
7 16 (5.82%) Windows Engineer
8 15 (5.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 13 (4.73%) Analyst
9 13 (4.73%) IT Engineer
9 13 (4.73%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 10 (3.64%) 3rd Line Support
10 10 (3.64%) Server Engineer
11 9 (3.27%) Active Directory Engineer
12 8 (2.91%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 8 (2.91%) Azure Engineer
12 8 (2.91%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
12 8 (2.91%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.09%) LDAP
2 5 (1.82%) .NET
2 5 (1.82%) HTML
3 4 (1.45%) CSS
3 4 (1.45%) REST
4 3 (1.09%) Ajax
4 3 (1.09%) AngularJS
4 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.09%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (1.09%) jQuery
4 3 (1.09%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (1.09%) React
4 3 (1.09%) Sass
4 3 (1.09%) Semantic HTML
4 3 (1.09%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 3 (1.09%) Vue.js
5 2 (0.73%) HTML5
5 2 (0.73%) JSON
5 2 (0.73%) SOAP
5 2 (0.73%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (10.55%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.91%) Clustering
3 15 (5.45%) Hybrid Cloud
4 10 (3.64%) PKI
5 9 (3.27%) CMDB
5 9 (3.27%) NHS
6 8 (2.91%) User Experience
7 7 (2.55%) Replication
7 7 (2.55%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (2.18%) HP Storage
9 5 (1.82%) Driving Licence
10 4 (1.45%) Enterprise Cloud
11 3 (1.09%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
11 3 (1.09%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.09%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.09%) SCORM
11 3 (1.09%) Self-Motivation
11 3 (1.09%) W3C
12 2 (0.73%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 264 (96.00%) Windows
2 208 (75.64%) Windows Server
3 156 (56.73%) Windows Server 2016
4 148 (53.82%) Windows Server 2012
5 82 (29.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 68 (24.73%) Windows 10
7 36 (13.09%) Linux
8 26 (9.45%) Windows 7
9 18 (6.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 11 (4.00%) Unix
11 6 (2.18%) CentOS
12 4 (1.45%) VMS
12 4 (1.45%) Windows 8
13 3 (1.09%) Android
13 3 (1.09%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.09%) Solaris
13 3 (1.09%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.36%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.36%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (27.27%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 52 (18.91%) ITIL
3 47 (17.09%) Migration
4 25 (9.09%) DevOps
4 25 (9.09%) Problem-Solving
5 24 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
6 21 (7.64%) Project Delivery
6 21 (7.64%) Server Building
7 17 (6.18%) Project Management
8 15 (5.45%) Data Migration
8 15 (5.45%) Test Scripting
9 13 (4.73%) Change Management
9 13 (4.73%) Configuration Management
10 11 (4.00%) Workflow
11 9 (3.27%) Architecture Roadmap
11 9 (3.27%) Computer Science
11 9 (3.27%) High Availability
11 9 (3.27%) Service Management
11 9 (3.27%) Virtual Environments
12 8 (2.91%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 139 (50.55%) PowerShell
2 34 (12.36%) SQL
3 24 (8.73%) Python
4 14 (5.09%) Bash Shell
5 10 (3.64%) VB
6 7 (2.55%) C
7 6 (2.18%) JavaScript
8 3 (1.09%) TypeScript
9 2 (0.73%) C#
9 2 (0.73%) Perl
9 2 (0.73%) VB.NET
10 1 (0.36%) Java
10 1 (0.36%) PHP
10 1 (0.36%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 64 (23.27%) Security Cleared
2 43 (15.64%) SC Cleared
3 37 (13.45%) Microsoft Certification
4 25 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (8.36%) MCSE
6 19 (6.91%) DV Cleared
7 17 (6.18%) CCNA
8 15 (5.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (4.73%) Degree
10 6 (2.18%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 4 (1.45%) CISSP
11 4 (1.45%) MCSA
12 3 (1.09%) MCP
13 2 (0.73%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 2 (0.73%) MCITP
13 2 (0.73%) VCAP
14 1 (0.36%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (4.36%) SLA
2 7 (2.55%) QA
3 4 (1.45%) Accessibility
3 4 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.09%) WCAG
5 2 (0.73%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.73%) NCSC
6 1 (0.36%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.36%) DICOM
6 1 (0.36%) GDPR
6 1 (0.36%) GxP
6 1 (0.36%) NIST
6 1 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 197 (71.64%) Active Directory
2 104 (37.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 55 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 39 (14.18%) VMware ESXi
5 29 (10.55%) vSphere
6 19 (6.91%) XenApp
7 16 (5.82%) VMware NSX
8 14 (5.09%) Virtual Machines
9 12 (4.36%) XenDesktop
10 7 (2.55%) Docker
11 6 (2.18%) VMware Server
12 5 (1.82%) Firmware
12 5 (1.82%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (1.45%) NFS
13 4 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (1.09%) BitLocker
14 3 (1.09%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 3 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
14 3 (1.09%) Terminal Services
14 3 (1.09%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 68 (24.73%) SCCM
2 29 (10.55%) WSUS
3 25 (9.09%) SCOM
4 20 (7.27%) Ansible
4 20 (7.27%) Microsoft Intune
5 16 (5.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
6 13 (4.73%) Terraform
7 12 (4.36%) vRealize
8 11 (4.00%) NetBackup
9 10 (3.64%) vCenter Server
10 8 (2.91%) Kubernetes
10 8 (2.91%) Puppet
11 7 (2.55%) Single Sign-On
12 6 (2.18%) vRealize Orchestrator
13 5 (1.82%) FortiGate
13 5 (1.82%) Microsoft Clustering
13 5 (1.82%) PaperCut
13 5 (1.82%) SCOrch
14 4 (1.45%) Opscode Chef
14 4 (1.45%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 154 (56.00%) VMware
2 150 (54.55%) Microsoft
3 49 (17.82%) Citrix
4 41 (14.91%) Cisco
5 26 (9.45%) NetApp
6 25 (9.09%) EMC
7 23 (8.36%) Veeam
8 22 (8.00%) HP
9 18 (6.55%) Red Hat
10 16 (5.82%) SolarWinds
11 14 (5.09%) Oracle
12 13 (4.73%) Dell
13 11 (4.00%) Fortinet
13 11 (4.00%) McAfee
14 10 (3.64%) Sophos
15 9 (3.27%) Symantec
16 8 (2.91%) ESRI
16 8 (2.91%) Lumension
16 8 (2.91%) Meraki
17 6 (2.18%) IBM