The median contractor rate for a Windows Server Specialist was £370 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Specialist
UK
Rank 591 635 611
Rank change year-on-year +44 -24  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Specialist 2 9 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.004% 0.017% 0.025%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.005% 0.018% 0.026%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 9
Median daily rate £370 £463 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +23.16%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £346 £320 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £500 £403
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £463 £375
% change year-on-year -26.48% +23.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 42948 50649 50145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.81% 95.19% 94.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 27820 32762 30258
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1510 1586 1994
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.22
% change year-on-year -12.50% +16.14%  

Windows Server Specialist
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised that featured Windows Server Specialist in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server Specialist in the UK

Windows Server Specialist
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server Specialist.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server Specialist in the UK

Windows Server Specialist
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server Specialist.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server Specialist in the UK

Windows Server Specialist
Top 6 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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 2 £370 -12.94%
London +34 1 £400 -
South East +19 1 £340 -20.00%
Hampshire - 1 £340 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £400 -
Hook - 1 £340 -

Windows Server Specialist Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, Windows Server Specialist contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Windows Server Specialist in the job title.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (66.67%) NetApp
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Skype
4 3 (50.00%) SAN
4 3 (50.00%) VBScript
5 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) MCSA
5 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 2 (33.33%) VoIP
5 2 (33.33%) XML
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
5 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (33.33%) MCITP
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
6 1 (16.67%) Performance Management

Windows Server Specialist Skill Set
Top Related 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 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 2 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
1 1 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SAN
1 3 (50.00%) Skype
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (16.67%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps
1 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Migration
1 1 (16.67%) MVC
1 1 (16.67%) Patch Management
1 1 (16.67%) Performance Management
1 1 (16.67%) Planning and Forecasting
1 1 (16.67%) Problem Management
1 1 (16.67%) Server Building
1 1 (16.67%) Service Management
1 1 (16.67%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 4 (66.67%) PowerShell
2 3 (50.00%) VBScript
3 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) C#
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) MCITP
2 2 (33.33%) MCSA
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (33.33%) VMware ESX
4 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Packer
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
1 1 (16.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (66.67%) NetApp
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) EMC
4 1 (16.67%) IBM