Period
to 26 May 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 26 May 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
26 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 479 806 -
Rank change year-on-year +327 - -
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 2019 148 36 0
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.31% 0.040% -
As % of the Operating Systems category 1.56% 0.20% -
Number of daily rates quoted 100 28 0
Median daily rate £406 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.07% - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £350 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 0
Median hourly rate £33.49 £35.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.31% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £35.00 -
% change year-on-year +57.14% - -

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 9,503 18,321 21,016
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.02% 20.17% 20.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,820 11,597 13,300
Median daily rate £425 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% -
10th Percentile £143 £158 £185
90th Percentile £613 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 737 1,103 1,354
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.88% - +3.03%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £17.35 £16.00 £15.86
% change year-on-year +8.41% +0.88% +0.06%

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 26 May 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 26 May 2020.

Hourly rate histogram for Windows Server 2019 in the UK

Windows Server 2019
Top 16 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 26 May 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 +291 122 £419 +19.64% 32
UK excluding London +242 100 £350 - 27
London +202 35 £475 +40.74% 6
South East +135 24 £449 -21.91% 13
North of England +104 21 £300 +4.35% 4
South West +59 17 £265 -24.29% 3
East of England +66 16 £425 +30.77% 3
North West +65 14 £300 - 3
Midlands +94 9 £305 -21.29% 3
Work from Home +15 7 £450 -25.00% 1
Scotland - 7 £338 - 1
Yorkshire +75 6 - -
Wales - 6 £370 -
West Midlands +63 4 £305 -21.29% 2
East Midlands - 3 £320 - 1
North East - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 127 (85.81%) Windows Server
3 100 (67.57%) Active Directory
4 89 (60.14%) VMware
5 84 (56.76%) Windows Server 2016
6 74 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 70 (47.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 69 (46.62%) PowerShell
9 68 (45.95%) Microsoft
10 67 (45.27%) Office 365
11 66 (44.59%) Azure
12 50 (33.78%) Windows 10
13 49 (33.11%) VMware Infrastructure
14 46 (31.08%) Migration
15 44 (29.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 43 (29.05%) SCCM
17 37 (25.00%) Hyper-V
17 37 (25.00%) DNS
17 37 (25.00%) SQL Server
18 34 (22.97%) Security Cleared
18 34 (22.97%) Citrix
19 30 (20.27%) DHCP
20 26 (17.57%) AWS
21 25 (16.89%) Microsoft Office
22 24 (16.22%) SharePoint
22 24 (16.22%) HP
22 24 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
22 24 (16.22%) SAN
22 24 (16.22%) SC Cleared
23 23 (15.54%) Linux

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 24 (16.22%) SharePoint
2 17 (11.49%) MS Exchange
3 15 (10.14%) IIS
4 11 (7.43%) ArcGIS
5 10 (6.76%) Skype for Business
6 7 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (2.70%) WordPress
8 3 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (1.35%) CMS
9 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
9 2 (1.35%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (1.35%) Umbraco
10 1 (0.68%) Apache
10 1 (0.68%) Confluence
10 1 (0.68%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
10 1 (0.68%) JBoss
10 1 (0.68%) nginx
10 1 (0.68%) SAS
10 1 (0.68%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (16.89%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (7.43%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 67 (45.27%) Office 365
2 66 (44.59%) Azure
3 26 (17.57%) AWS
4 18 (12.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 8 (5.41%) IaaS
5 8 (5.41%) OneDrive
6 5 (3.38%) PaaS
7 3 (2.03%) Power Automate
7 3 (2.03%) Power Platform
8 2 (1.35%) Datadog
8 2 (1.35%) GCP
8 2 (1.35%) SaaS
9 1 (0.68%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 37 (25.00%) DNS
2 30 (20.27%) DHCP
3 24 (16.22%) SAN
4 15 (10.14%) WAN
5 12 (8.11%) Firewall
6 10 (6.76%) LAN
6 10 (6.76%) SMTP
6 10 (6.76%) TCP/IP
7 9 (6.08%) Skype
8 7 (4.73%) Internet
8 7 (4.73%) SNMP
9 6 (4.05%) VPN
10 5 (3.38%) VLAN
10 5 (3.38%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (2.03%) Intranet
11 3 (2.03%) iSCSI
11 3 (2.03%) NAS
12 2 (1.35%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (1.35%) Remote Desktop
12 2 (1.35%) VSAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.08%) GIS
3 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2005
3 5 (3.38%) SQL Server 2017
4 4 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (2.03%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.35%) Sybase ASE
7 1 (0.68%) MongoDB
7 1 (0.68%) MySQL
7 1 (0.68%) NoSQL
7 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (2.03%) Hudson
2 2 (1.35%) MSI
3 1 (0.68%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.68%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.68%) JIRA
3 1 (0.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 13 (8.78%) Public Sector
2 5 (3.38%) Finance
3 3 (2.03%) Legal
4 2 (1.35%) Games
4 2 (1.35%) Retail
5 1 (0.68%) Advertising
5 1 (0.68%) Marketing
5 1 (0.68%) Welsh Language
Job Titles
1 36 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (12.84%) Server Engineer
3 17 (11.49%) Windows Engineer
4 13 (8.78%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 13 (8.78%) Support Engineer
5 10 (6.76%) Analyst
5 10 (6.76%) Windows Server Engineer
5 10 (6.76%) Wintel Engineer
6 9 (6.08%) IT Engineer
7 8 (5.41%) Consultant
8 7 (4.73%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) Active Directory Engineer
8 7 (4.73%) Administrator
8 7 (4.73%) Architect
8 7 (4.73%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (4.05%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (3.38%) 2nd Line Support
10 5 (3.38%) Implementation Engineer
10 5 (3.38%) IT Support
10 5 (3.38%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.73%) LDAP
2 3 (2.03%) .NET
2 3 (2.03%) ASP.NET
2 3 (2.03%) HTML
2 3 (2.03%) REST
3 2 (1.35%) JSON
4 1 (0.68%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (9.46%) Clustering
2 10 (6.76%) Replication
3 9 (6.08%) Data Centre
4 5 (3.38%) iPad
4 5 (3.38%) iPhone
5 4 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.70%) PKI
5 4 (2.70%) Public Cloud
6 3 (2.03%) Fat Client
6 3 (2.03%) HP Storage
6 3 (2.03%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (2.03%) Thin Client
7 2 (1.35%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.35%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.35%) NHS
7 2 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.68%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.68%) EMC VNX
8 1 (0.68%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 148 (100.00%) Windows
2 127 (85.81%) Windows Server
3 84 (56.76%) Windows Server 2016
4 74 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 70 (47.30%) Windows Server 2008
6 50 (33.78%) Windows 10
7 23 (15.54%) Linux
8 22 (14.86%) Windows 7
9 21 (14.19%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (4.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (3.38%) Android
12 4 (2.70%) Unix
12 4 (2.70%) VMS
13 2 (1.35%) CentOS
13 2 (1.35%) Fedora
13 2 (1.35%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.35%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (31.08%) Migration
2 44 (29.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 23 (15.54%) ITIL
4 19 (12.84%) DevOps
5 13 (8.78%) Data Migration
6 10 (6.76%) High Availability
7 9 (6.08%) Image Processing
7 9 (6.08%) Patch Management
7 9 (6.08%) Problem-Solving
8 7 (4.73%) Infrastructure Management
9 6 (4.05%) Project Delivery
9 6 (4.05%) Server Management
9 6 (4.05%) Storage Management
9 6 (4.05%) Test Scripting
10 5 (3.38%) Service Design
10 5 (3.38%) Systems Engineering
11 4 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (2.70%) Requirements Analysis
11 4 (2.70%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (2.70%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 69 (46.62%) PowerShell
2 22 (14.86%) SQL
3 12 (8.11%) VB
4 9 (6.08%) C
5 8 (5.41%) VBScript
6 6 (4.05%) Python
7 4 (2.70%) Perl
8 2 (1.35%) Java
8 2 (1.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 34 (22.97%) Security Cleared
2 24 (16.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (16.22%) SC Cleared
3 12 (8.11%) DV Cleared
4 10 (6.76%) MCSE
5 9 (6.08%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (2.70%) MCSA
6 4 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (2.03%) CCA
7 3 (2.03%) CCNP
7 3 (2.03%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (2.03%) MCITP
8 2 (1.35%) CCNA
8 2 (1.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.68%) CCIE
9 1 (0.68%) CISSP
9 1 (0.68%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (0.68%) Degree
9 1 (0.68%) Master's Degree
9 1 (0.68%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (10.14%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) COBIT
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 1 (0.68%) NCSC
2 1 (0.68%) NIST
System Software
1 100 (67.57%) Active Directory
2 49 (33.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 23 (15.54%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (8.78%) VMware NSX
6 12 (8.11%) vSphere
7 9 (6.08%) XenApp
8 6 (4.05%) Firmware
9 5 (3.38%) Terminal Services
9 5 (3.38%) Virtual Machines
10 4 (2.70%) Terminal Server
10 4 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
11 2 (1.35%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (1.35%) XenDesktop
12 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 43 (29.05%) SCCM
2 18 (12.16%) vCenter Server
3 14 (9.46%) Microsoft Intune
4 12 (8.11%) Ansible
5 11 (7.43%) Failover Clustering
5 11 (7.43%) Microsoft Clustering
5 11 (7.43%) NetBackup
6 8 (5.41%) SCOM
7 4 (2.70%) PowerCLI
7 4 (2.70%) Terraform
8 3 (2.03%) vRealize
9 2 (1.35%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (1.35%) HP SIM
9 2 (1.35%) SafeCom
9 2 (1.35%) SCVMM
9 2 (1.35%) Single Sign-On
10 1 (0.68%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.68%) EMC NetWorker
10 1 (0.68%) HP Data Protector
10 1 (0.68%) WSUS
Vendors
1 89 (60.14%) VMware
2 68 (45.95%) Microsoft
3 34 (22.97%) Citrix
4 24 (16.22%) HP
5 21 (14.19%) Cisco
6 13 (8.78%) Oracle
7 12 (8.11%) Sophos
8 11 (7.43%) ESRI
8 11 (7.43%) Lumension
9 9 (6.08%) Dell
10 8 (5.41%) Veeam
11 7 (4.73%) EMC
11 7 (4.73%) NetApp
12 5 (3.38%) 3PAR
12 5 (3.38%) Apple
13 4 (2.70%) Forcepoint
13 4 (2.70%) Hitachi
13 4 (2.70%) Huawei
14 3 (2.03%) McAfee
14 3 (2.03%) Meraki