Period
to 24 March 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for Windows Server skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Windows Server over the 6 months to 24 March 2019 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
UK > Wales
6 months to
24 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 46 30 66
Rank change year-on-year -16 +36 -19
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 69 84 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 4.08% 5.62% 2.88%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.40% 25.38% 11.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 50 33
Wales median daily rate £350 £350 £175
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +100.00% -31.71%
10th Percentile £167 £130 £125
90th Percentile £475 £438 £355
UK median daily rate £390 £350 £345
% change year-on-year +11.43% +1.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 9 1
Wales median hourly rate £17.50 £12.00 £12.79
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.83% -6.18% -32.68%
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £17.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +28.57% -5.41% -2.63%

Windows Server is in the Operating Systems category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for operating system skills.

All Operating Systems
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for operating system skills 375 331 371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 22.18% 22.16% 24.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 264 202 256
Wales median daily rate £373 £385 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.25% -9.41% +21.43%
10th Percentile £156 £141 £159
90th Percentile £550 £518 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 37 43
Wales median hourly rate £13.00 £14.00 £13.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +7.69% -
10th Percentile £10.17 £10.40 £10.80
90th Percentile £46.00 £39.05 £77.50
UK median hourly rate £17.43 £17.00 £16.50
% change year-on-year +2.53% +3.03% -2.94%

Windows Server
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

Job postings citing Windows Server as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Wales.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server in Wales

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server in Wales

Windows Server
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Wales over the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server in Wales

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server in Wales

Windows Server
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in Wales

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server in Wales over the 6 months to 24 March 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Server in Wales

Windows Server
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server within the Wales region over the 6 months to 24 March 2019. 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
South Wales -19 56 £350 - 1
North Wales +1 7 £325 +182.61% 1
West Wales - 6 £180 -
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server 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 across the Wales region with a requirement for Windows Server.

1 69 (100.00%) Windows
2 38 (55.07%) Active Directory
3 27 (39.13%) Microsoft
4 23 (33.33%) VMware
5 16 (23.19%) Firewall
5 16 (23.19%) Citrix
5 16 (23.19%) ITIL
5 16 (23.19%) Security Cleared
6 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (21.74%) Windows 10
7 14 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (20.29%) SC Cleared
7 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (18.84%) Office 365
9 12 (17.39%) PowerShell
9 12 (17.39%) Windows 7
9 12 (17.39%) Cisco
9 12 (17.39%) Linux
9 12 (17.39%) MCSE
10 11 (15.94%) SQL
10 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
10 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
10 11 (15.94%) Problem-Solving
11 10 (14.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 10 (14.49%) Hyper-V
11 10 (14.49%) MS Exchange
11 10 (14.49%) NHS
11 10 (14.49%) Information Security
12 9 (13.04%) XenApp
12 9 (13.04%) Degree

Windows Server
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wales 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 10 (14.49%) MS Exchange
2 6 (8.70%) SharePoint
3 5 (7.25%) IIS
4 4 (5.80%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.90%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (5.80%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 13 (18.84%) Office 365
2 6 (8.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.80%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.35%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (23.19%) Firewall
2 7 (10.14%) DNS
3 5 (7.25%) DHCP
3 5 (7.25%) SAN
3 5 (7.25%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.25%) VoIP
4 4 (5.80%) LAN
4 4 (5.80%) NetScaler
4 4 (5.80%) VPN
4 4 (5.80%) WAN
5 3 (4.35%) Network Security
6 2 (2.90%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.90%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.90%) FTP
6 2 (2.90%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (2.90%) VLAN
6 2 (2.90%) VSAN
7 1 (1.45%) HTTP
7 1 (1.45%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (2.90%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.45%) MS Access
3 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (7.25%) SoapUI
1 5 (7.25%) Team Foundation Server
1 5 (7.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (7.25%) Manufacturing
2 4 (5.80%) Finance
3 2 (2.90%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.45%) Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.45%) Law
4 1 (1.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (18.84%) IT Engineer
2 10 (14.49%) Support Engineer
3 9 (13.04%) IT Support
4 8 (11.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (11.59%) Systems Engineer
5 7 (10.14%) Windows Engineer
6 6 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (8.70%) Analyst
6 6 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 5 (7.25%) Consultant
7 5 (7.25%) Designer
7 5 (7.25%) Server Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) 1st Line Support
8 4 (5.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 4 (5.80%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.80%) Hardware Specialist
8 4 (5.80%) Test Analyst
8 4 (5.80%) Wintel Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) IT Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.25%) SOAP
1 5 (7.25%) XML
2 2 (2.90%) Apache Axis
2 2 (2.90%) Web Services
2 2 (2.90%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.49%) NHS
2 8 (11.59%) Management Information System
3 6 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (8.70%) CESG
4 5 (7.25%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (5.80%) Fat Client
5 4 (5.80%) Thin Client
6 3 (4.35%) Clustering
6 3 (4.35%) Cyber Defence
6 3 (4.35%) Data Centre
6 3 (4.35%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.90%) Driving Licence
7 2 (2.90%) PKI
8 1 (1.45%) AS400
8 1 (1.45%) iPad
8 1 (1.45%) iPhone
8 1 (1.45%) N-Tier
8 1 (1.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 69 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (21.74%) Windows 10
2 15 (21.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (17.39%) Linux
3 12 (17.39%) Windows 7
4 11 (15.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (7.25%) Unix
5 5 (7.25%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.45%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.45%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (23.19%) ITIL
2 11 (15.94%) Problem-Solving
3 10 (14.49%) Information Security
3 10 (14.49%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 8 (11.59%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (11.59%) Migration
5 7 (10.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (8.70%) Service Delivery
7 5 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (7.25%) Integration Testing
7 5 (7.25%) Non-Functional Testing
7 5 (7.25%) Performance Testing
7 5 (7.25%) Regression Testing
7 5 (7.25%) Software Testing
7 5 (7.25%) System Integration Testing
7 5 (7.25%) Technical Architecture
7 5 (7.25%) Test Scripting
7 5 (7.25%) Test Strategy
8 3 (4.35%) Security Hardening
8 3 (4.35%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 12 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 11 (15.94%) SQL
3 3 (4.35%) C
4 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
4 1 (1.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (23.19%) Security Cleared
2 14 (20.29%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (20.29%) SC Cleared
3 12 (17.39%) MCSE
4 9 (13.04%) Degree
5 4 (5.80%) CCNP
5 4 (5.80%) CESG Certified Professional
5 4 (5.80%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (5.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.35%) CISMP
6 3 (4.35%) CISSP
6 3 (4.35%) CREST Certified
7 2 (2.90%) HNC
7 2 (2.90%) ISTQB
7 2 (2.90%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 1 (1.45%) CCNA
8 1 (1.45%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.35%) COBIT
2 2 (2.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 38 (55.07%) Active Directory
2 14 (20.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (14.49%) Hyper-V
4 9 (13.04%) XenApp
5 5 (7.25%) vSphere
6 4 (5.80%) XenDesktop
7 3 (4.35%) Terminal Services
7 3 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.90%) vCloud
8 2 (2.90%) VMware NSX
8 2 (2.90%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.45%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 7 (10.14%) SCCM
2 4 (5.80%) McAfee ePO
2 4 (5.80%) SCOM
2 4 (5.80%) SCSM
3 3 (4.35%) QRadar
4 2 (2.90%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.90%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (2.90%) NetBackup
4 2 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (2.90%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.90%) vCenter Server
4 2 (2.90%) WSUS
5 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 27 (39.13%) Microsoft
2 23 (33.33%) VMware
3 16 (23.19%) Citrix
4 12 (17.39%) Cisco
5 8 (11.59%) HP
6 7 (10.14%) McAfee
6 7 (10.14%) Palo Alto
7 6 (8.70%) Intel
8 3 (4.35%) AlienVault
8 3 (4.35%) ArcSight
8 3 (4.35%) Dell
8 3 (4.35%) Ivanti
8 3 (4.35%) LogLogic
8 3 (4.35%) LogRhythm
8 3 (4.35%) Splunk
9 2 (2.90%) F5
9 2 (2.90%) Kaspersky
9 2 (2.90%) Meraki
9 2 (2.90%) NETGEAR
9 2 (2.90%) Zerto