Period
to 17 September 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 17 September 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
17 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 470 394 768
Rank change year-on-year -76 +374 -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2019 358 134 87
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.45% 0.44% 0.097%
As % of the Operating Systems category 2.99% 2.38% 0.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 96 65
10th Percentile £224 £200 £281
25th Percentile £313 £313 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £421 £388
Median % change year-on-year +6.82% +8.71% -
75th Percentile £520 £513 £450
90th Percentile £570 £531 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £390
% change year-on-year +3.23% -0.64% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 5 0
Median hourly rate £25.00 £28.00 -
Median % change year-on-year -10.71% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.75 -
% change year-on-year +3.40% - -

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 11,974 5,641 18,454
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 15.09% 18.71% 20.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,997 3,633 11,757
10th Percentile £178 £175 £150
25th Percentile £350 £315 £288
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £538
90th Percentile £663 £625 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 662 299 1,202
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.75 £14.03 £13.50
Median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.50
Median % change year-on-year -7.89% +8.57% +2.94%
75th Percentile £42.63 £37.30 £37.50
90th Percentile £63.00 £48.29 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £18.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -

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 17 September 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 17 September 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 17 September 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 -56 303 £425 -2.30% 169
UK excluding London -57 183 £400 +3.23% 147
London -97 125 £450 +3.45% 36
Work from Home -200 76 £500 +42.86% 12
South East -61 49 £463 +3.24% 31
North of England -39 38 £426 +42.00% 37
Midlands -51 27 £328 -0.76% 34
North West -34 23 £439 +46.17% 24
South West -40 23 £338 -12.90% 19
West Midlands -40 22 £339 +12.92% 18
East of England -41 22 £350 -22.22% 11
Wales -13 12 £400 -3.03% 1
Yorkshire -36 9 £394 +57.50% 12
Scotland -76 9 £470 +18.99% 12
North East -11 6 £438 +25.00% 1
East Midlands -37 5 £313 -6.72% 16
Northern Ireland - 3 £275 - 2

For the 6 months to 17 September 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.

1 343 (95.81%) Windows
2 265 (74.02%) Windows Server
3 247 (68.99%) Active Directory
4 208 (58.10%) Windows Server 2016
5 203 (56.70%) Microsoft
6 190 (53.07%) Windows Server 2012
7 188 (52.51%) VMware
8 145 (40.50%) Azure
9 143 (39.94%) Microsoft 365
10 138 (38.55%) PowerShell
11 125 (34.92%) VMware Infrastructure
12 115 (32.12%) DNS
13 103 (28.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 99 (27.65%) SQL Server
15 91 (25.42%) Windows 10
16 79 (22.07%) SCCM
17 76 (21.23%) Windows Server 2008
18 75 (20.95%) Security Cleared
19 74 (20.67%) DHCP
20 72 (20.11%) Citrix
21 68 (18.99%) Social Skills
22 60 (16.76%) Firewall
22 60 (16.76%) Hyper-V
23 57 (15.92%) SQL
24 55 (15.36%) Linux
24 55 (15.36%) MS Exchange
24 55 (15.36%) SAN
25 54 (15.08%) Cisco
25 54 (15.08%) Microsoft Office
26 53 (14.80%) Migration

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 55 (15.36%) MS Exchange
2 42 (11.73%) SharePoint
3 19 (5.31%) IIS
4 16 (4.47%) Apache
5 15 (4.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (3.91%) Skype for Business
7 10 (2.79%) ArcGIS
7 10 (2.79%) Tomcat
8 5 (1.40%) Confluence
8 5 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (0.84%) nginx
10 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
Applications
1 54 (15.08%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.79%) Photoshop
3 9 (2.51%) MS Visio
4 5 (1.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.84%) Adobe XD
6 2 (0.56%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 145 (40.50%) Azure
2 143 (39.94%) Microsoft 365
3 53 (14.80%) Azure Active Directory
4 27 (7.54%) IaaS
5 19 (5.31%) AWS
6 14 (3.91%) Mimecast
7 13 (3.63%) SaaS
8 9 (2.51%) PaaS
9 8 (2.23%) GCP
10 6 (1.68%) npm
10 6 (1.68%) Power Platform
11 5 (1.40%) Azure Key Vault
11 5 (1.40%) GitHub
11 5 (1.40%) OneDrive
11 5 (1.40%) Power Automate
12 4 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.12%) PowerApps
13 3 (0.84%) Azure Storage
14 2 (0.56%) Amazon ECS
14 2 (0.56%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 115 (32.12%) DNS
2 74 (20.67%) DHCP
3 60 (16.76%) Firewall
4 55 (15.36%) SAN
5 42 (11.73%) VPN
6 37 (10.34%) TCP/IP
7 28 (7.82%) WAN
8 20 (5.59%) NetScaler
9 18 (5.03%) LAN
9 18 (5.03%) Skype
10 16 (4.47%) NAS
11 14 (3.91%) Network Security
11 14 (3.91%) Wireless
12 13 (3.63%) iSCSI
13 12 (3.35%) Remote Desktop
14 11 (3.07%) Internet
14 11 (3.07%) VLAN
15 10 (2.79%) HTTP
15 10 (2.79%) SSL
15 10 (2.79%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (27.65%) SQL Server
2 21 (5.87%) SQL Server 2016
3 19 (5.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (2.79%) GIS
5 8 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
6 7 (1.96%) SQL Server 2019
7 6 (1.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.40%) MySQL
9 4 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
9 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2014
9 4 (1.12%) SQL Server 2017
10 3 (0.84%) Power BI
10 3 (0.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 2 (0.56%) Data Lake
11 2 (0.56%) Hadoop
12 1 (0.28%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 9 (2.51%) Jenkins
2 8 (2.23%) Git (software)
3 5 (1.40%) JIRA
3 5 (1.40%) Subversion
3 5 (1.40%) Visual Studio
4 4 (1.12%) MSI
5 3 (0.84%) AdminStudio
5 3 (0.84%) Fiddler
5 3 (0.84%) GitLab
5 3 (0.84%) gulp
5 3 (0.84%) InstallShield
6 2 (0.56%) Rational Team Concert
6 2 (0.56%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (0.56%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.56%) webpack
7 1 (0.28%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.28%) Cypress.io
7 1 (0.28%) MSTest
7 1 (0.28%) Robot Framework
7 1 (0.28%) SonarQube
General
1 68 (18.99%) Social Skills
2 26 (7.26%) Public Sector
3 16 (4.47%) Documentation Skills
4 15 (4.19%) Finance
5 11 (3.07%) Banking
6 7 (1.96%) Organisational Skills
7 6 (1.68%) Law
8 5 (1.40%) Investment Banking
8 5 (1.40%) Legal
9 4 (1.12%) Retail
10 3 (0.84%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.84%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.56%) Advertising
11 2 (0.56%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (0.56%) International Banking
11 2 (0.56%) Telecoms
12 1 (0.28%) Environmental Health
12 1 (0.28%) Marketing
12 1 (0.28%) Police
12 1 (0.28%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 82 (22.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 41 (11.45%) Architect
3 31 (8.66%) Support Engineer
4 29 (8.10%) Consultant
5 27 (7.54%) Windows Engineer
6 25 (6.98%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 22 (6.15%) Administrator
8 19 (5.31%) IT Engineer
9 18 (5.03%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 17 (4.75%) Server Engineer
10 17 (4.75%) Wintel Engineer
11 16 (4.47%) Analyst
11 16 (4.47%) Technical Architect
12 15 (4.19%) 2nd Line Support
13 14 (3.91%) Systems Administrator
14 12 (3.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 12 (3.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 11 (3.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 11 (3.07%) DevOps Engineer
15 11 (3.07%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (5.31%) LDAP
2 11 (3.07%) .NET
3 6 (1.68%) REST
4 5 (1.40%) HTML
5 4 (1.12%) ASP.NET
5 4 (1.12%) JSON
5 4 (1.12%) X-Windows
6 3 (0.84%) Ajax
6 3 (0.84%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.84%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (0.84%) jQuery
6 3 (0.84%) Razor View Engine
6 3 (0.84%) React
6 3 (0.84%) Sass
6 3 (0.84%) Semantic HTML
6 3 (0.84%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 3 (0.84%) Vue.js
7 2 (0.56%) CSS
7 2 (0.56%) CSS3
7 2 (0.56%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.34%) Data Centre
2 30 (8.38%) Clustering
3 14 (3.91%) PKI
4 13 (3.63%) Public Cloud
5 9 (2.51%) Replication
5 9 (2.51%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.23%) Driving Licence
6 8 (2.23%) NHS
6 8 (2.23%) User Experience
7 7 (1.96%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (1.96%) Enterprise Storage
8 6 (1.68%) Greenfield Project
9 5 (1.40%) CMDB
9 5 (1.40%) Hedge funds
9 5 (1.40%) iPad
9 5 (1.40%) iPhone
9 5 (1.40%) Mobile App
10 4 (1.12%) Management Information System
11 3 (0.84%) Thin Client
11 3 (0.84%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 343 (95.81%) Windows
2 265 (74.02%) Windows Server
3 208 (58.10%) Windows Server 2016
4 190 (53.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 91 (25.42%) Windows 10
6 76 (21.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 55 (15.36%) Linux
8 34 (9.50%) Windows 7
9 22 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (4.19%) Android
11 14 (3.91%) Unix
12 13 (3.63%) Apple iOS
13 5 (1.40%) CentOS
13 5 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (0.84%) Solaris
14 3 (0.84%) Windows 8
14 3 (0.84%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.84%) Windows XP
15 2 (0.56%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.56%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 103 (28.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 53 (14.80%) Migration
3 50 (13.97%) ITIL
4 39 (10.89%) DevOps
5 27 (7.54%) Problem-Solving
6 24 (6.70%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (5.31%) Identity Management
8 18 (5.03%) Change Management
8 18 (5.03%) Data Migration
8 18 (5.03%) Project Delivery
9 17 (4.75%) Configuration Management
10 14 (3.91%) Test Scripting
11 11 (3.07%) High Availability
11 11 (3.07%) Requirements Analysis
11 11 (3.07%) Server Building
11 11 (3.07%) Service Design
11 11 (3.07%) Systems Engineering
11 11 (3.07%) Virtual Environments
12 10 (2.79%) Architectural Design
12 10 (2.79%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 138 (38.55%) PowerShell
2 57 (15.92%) SQL
3 19 (5.31%) Python
4 14 (3.91%) Bash Shell
5 13 (3.63%) VB
6 10 (2.79%) C
7 7 (1.96%) Shell Script
8 6 (1.68%) C#
9 5 (1.40%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.84%) Java
10 3 (0.84%) TypeScript
11 2 (0.56%) Perl
11 2 (0.56%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.28%) PHP
12 1 (0.28%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.28%) VBA
12 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 75 (20.95%) Security Cleared
2 47 (13.13%) SC Cleared
3 46 (12.85%) Microsoft Certification
4 33 (9.22%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (8.10%) DV Cleared
5 29 (8.10%) MCSE
6 23 (6.42%) CCNA
7 22 (6.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 11 (3.07%) Degree
9 10 (2.79%) DBS Check
10 8 (2.23%) MCSA
11 4 (1.12%) CCNP
11 4 (1.12%) CISSP
12 3 (0.84%) BPSS Clearance
12 3 (0.84%) MCITP
12 3 (0.84%) MCP
12 3 (0.84%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 1 (0.28%) HND
13 1 (0.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (2.79%) SLA
2 7 (1.96%) QA
3 6 (1.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.12%) Accessibility
4 4 (1.12%) GDPR
5 3 (0.84%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.84%) WCAG
6 2 (0.56%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.56%) NIST
6 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.28%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.28%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.28%) Government Security Classifications
7 1 (0.28%) GxP
7 1 (0.28%) ISO 22301
7 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.28%) NCSC
System Software
1 247 (68.99%) Active Directory
2 125 (34.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (16.76%) Hyper-V
4 45 (12.57%) VMware ESXi
5 41 (11.45%) vSphere
6 17 (4.75%) VMware NSX
7 15 (4.19%) XenApp
8 14 (3.91%) Virtual Desktop
9 13 (3.63%) XenDesktop
10 11 (3.07%) NFS
11 10 (2.79%) Docker
12 7 (1.96%) Firmware
12 7 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
13 6 (1.68%) BitLocker
13 6 (1.68%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (1.40%) VMware Workstation
15 4 (1.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 3 (0.84%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 3 (0.84%) Microsoft App-V
17 2 (0.56%) Squid
Systems Management
1 79 (22.07%) SCCM
2 32 (8.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 31 (8.66%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 30 (8.38%) Ansible
5 25 (6.98%) WSUS
6 22 (6.15%) Terraform
7 21 (5.87%) SCOM
8 19 (5.31%) NetBackup
9 14 (3.91%) vCenter Server
10 13 (3.63%) FortiGate
10 13 (3.63%) Kubernetes
11 12 (3.35%) Microsoft Clustering
12 9 (2.51%) vRealize
13 8 (2.23%) Puppet
13 8 (2.23%) SCOrch
14 6 (1.68%) Failover Clustering
14 6 (1.68%) Single Sign-On
15 4 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
15 4 (1.12%) PaperCut
15 4 (1.12%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 203 (56.70%) Microsoft
2 188 (52.51%) VMware
3 72 (20.11%) Citrix
4 54 (15.08%) Cisco
5 38 (10.61%) NetApp
6 35 (9.78%) Dell
7 33 (9.22%) Oracle
8 31 (8.66%) Red Hat
9 30 (8.38%) EMC
9 30 (8.38%) HP
9 30 (8.38%) Veeam
10 17 (4.75%) Apple
11 16 (4.47%) Juniper
11 16 (4.47%) SolarWinds
12 15 (4.19%) Meraki
12 15 (4.19%) Sophos
13 12 (3.35%) Adobe
13 12 (3.35%) Fortinet
13 12 (3.35%) McAfee
13 12 (3.35%) Palo Alto