Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 52 38 45
Rank change year-on-year -14 +7 -2
Contract jobs citing Windows Server 62 60 60
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 3.84% 5.21% 4.43%
As % of the Operating Systems category 18.73% 22.73% 17.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 42 36
Wales median daily rate £363 £180 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +101.39% -48.57% +2.19%
10th Percentile £169 £130 £194
90th Percentile £700 £436 £594
UK median daily rate £375 £348 £338
% change year-on-year +7.91% +2.96% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
Wales median hourly rate £23.00 £19.08 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.56% +36.27% +0.90%
10th Percentile £12.50 £11.48 £11.12
90th Percentile £42.00 £23.58 £21.50
UK median hourly rate £22.97 £16.81 £21.50
% change year-on-year +36.66% -21.84% +13.16%

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 331 264 348
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 20.50% 22.92% 25.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 206 172 188
Wales median daily rate £388 £348 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.51% -13.13% +8.84%
10th Percentile £175 £130 £158
90th Percentile £525 £475 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 50 32 49
Wales median hourly rate £12.33 £13.00 £12.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.19% +4.00% +7.76%
10th Percentile £10.13 £10.50 £10.10
90th Percentile £42.00 £23.60 £21.50
UK median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year - +6.06% -

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 -20 54 £425 +136.11% 15
North Wales 0 6 £220 +69.23% 7
West Wales +7 1 £168 -64.74% 2
Mid Wales - 1 £125 -
Windows Server
UK

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (62.90%) Active Directory
3 37 (59.68%) Microsoft
4 22 (35.48%) ITIL
5 20 (32.26%) SQL
5 20 (32.26%) SQL Server
5 20 (32.26%) Security Cleared
6 19 (30.65%) Windows Server 2012
7 16 (25.81%) SC Cleared
8 15 (24.19%) Linux
8 15 (24.19%) MS Exchange
8 15 (24.19%) Firewall
9 13 (20.97%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (19.35%) SharePoint
10 12 (19.35%) PowerShell
11 11 (17.74%) SAN
12 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
12 10 (16.13%) Migration
12 10 (16.13%) Degree
12 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 9 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 9 (14.52%) Windows 7
13 9 (14.52%) ITIL V3
13 9 (14.52%) Management Information System
13 9 (14.52%) HNC
14 8 (12.90%) MCSE
14 8 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
14 8 (12.90%) CESG
14 8 (12.90%) TOGAF

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 15 (24.19%) MS Exchange
2 12 (19.35%) SharePoint
3 4 (6.45%) IIS
3 4 (6.45%) SharePoint 2013
4 3 (4.84%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (16.13%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Project
Cloud Services
1 7 (11.29%) Office 365
2 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (24.19%) Firewall
2 11 (17.74%) SAN
3 7 (11.29%) VLAN
4 6 (9.68%) DMZ
4 6 (9.68%) Network Security
5 5 (8.06%) DNS
5 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
6 4 (6.45%) DHCP
6 4 (6.45%) VPN
7 3 (4.84%) VSAN
8 2 (3.23%) VoIP
9 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (32.26%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (4.84%) GIS
3 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.61%) MySQL
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.61%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 5 (8.06%) SoapUI
1 5 (8.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (4.84%) Visual Studio
3 2 (3.23%) InstallShield
3 2 (3.23%) MSI
4 1 (1.61%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.61%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (6.45%) Electronics
1 4 (6.45%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (17.74%) Analyst
2 10 (16.13%) Architect
3 9 (14.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (14.52%) IT Support
4 6 (9.68%) Desktop Support
4 6 (9.68%) Security Architect
4 6 (9.68%) Support Engineer
5 5 (8.06%) IT Technician
5 5 (8.06%) Support Analyst
6 4 (6.45%) 1st Line Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) 1st Line Support
6 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) IT Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) IT Support Technician
6 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Network Engineer
6 4 (6.45%) Support Technician
6 4 (6.45%) Test Analyst
7 3 (4.84%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (8.06%) SOAP
1 5 (8.06%) XML
2 2 (3.23%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 9 (14.52%) Management Information System
2 8 (12.90%) CESG
3 7 (11.29%) Data Centre
3 7 (11.29%) PKI
4 6 (9.68%) NHS
4 6 (9.68%) N-Tier
5 5 (8.06%) Data Structures
6 3 (4.84%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (3.23%) Clustering
8 1 (1.61%) AS400
8 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.61%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 62 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (30.65%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (24.19%) Linux
4 9 (14.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 9 (14.52%) Windows 7
4 9 (14.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (12.90%) Windows 10
6 5 (8.06%) Unix
7 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.23%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.61%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (35.48%) ITIL
2 10 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 10 (16.13%) Migration
3 9 (14.52%) ITIL V3
4 8 (12.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
4 8 (12.90%) TOGAF
5 7 (11.29%) PRINCE2
6 6 (9.68%) Cryptography
6 6 (9.68%) Cybersecurity
6 6 (9.68%) MODAF
6 6 (9.68%) Risk Assessment
6 6 (9.68%) Risk Management
6 6 (9.68%) Security Architecture
6 6 (9.68%) Threat Analysis
7 5 (8.06%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (8.06%) Requirements Management
7 5 (8.06%) Server Management
7 5 (8.06%) Software Testing
7 5 (8.06%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (32.26%) SQL
2 12 (19.35%) PowerShell
3 5 (8.06%) VB
3 5 (8.06%) VBScript
4 1 (1.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (32.26%) Security Cleared
2 16 (25.81%) SC Cleared
3 13 (20.97%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (16.13%) Degree
5 9 (14.52%) HNC
6 8 (12.90%) MCSE
7 6 (9.68%) CESG Certified Professional
7 6 (9.68%) HND
8 4 (6.45%) CCNA
8 4 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
8 4 (6.45%) DV Cleared
9 3 (4.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 1 (1.61%) ISTQB
10 1 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (1.61%) MCP
10 1 (1.61%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (62.90%) Active Directory
2 7 (11.29%) Hyper-V
3 5 (8.06%) Forefront TMG
3 5 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (6.45%) Terminal Services
5 3 (4.84%) VMware Workstation
5 3 (4.84%) vSphere
5 3 (4.84%) XenApp
6 2 (3.23%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.23%) XenDesktop
7 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.61%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 8 (12.90%) SCCM
2 4 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
2 4 (6.45%) SCOM
3 3 (4.84%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.84%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (4.84%) NetBackup
3 3 (4.84%) Norton AntiVirus
3 3 (4.84%) vCenter Server
3 3 (4.84%) WSUS
4 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) Ansible
5 1 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.61%) Packer
5 1 (1.61%) Puppet
5 1 (1.61%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.61%) SCSM
5 1 (1.61%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 37 (59.68%) Microsoft
2 7 (11.29%) VMware
3 6 (9.68%) Citrix
4 4 (6.45%) Cisco
4 4 (6.45%) HP
4 4 (6.45%) Nintex
5 3 (4.84%) Aruba
5 3 (4.84%) ESRI
5 3 (4.84%) McAfee
5 3 (4.84%) NETGEAR
5 3 (4.84%) Red Hat
5 3 (4.84%) Symantec
6 2 (3.23%) Ivanti
7 1 (1.61%) IBM
7 1 (1.61%) Oracle