The table below looks at the statistics for the Windows Server Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Server Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Engineer
Rank 133 134 139
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +5
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 6 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.19% 0.067% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.21% 0.073% 0.095%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 1
Average daily rate
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£280 - £315
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £275 £358
% change year-on-year
-1.81% -23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £31.50 £31.56 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.17% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £31.50 £27.38 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+15.03% +12.91%
Windows Server Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the North West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
2908 2733 3154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 91.59% 91.83% 92.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1667 1349 1588
Average daily rate £350 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £350 £342
% change year-on-year
+2.14% +2.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 187 200 216
Average hourly rate £16.92 £17.50 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.31% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -8.33%

Windows Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server Engineer in the job title across the North West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Windows Server Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Windows Server Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server Engineer across the North West region.

Windows Server Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Windows Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server Engineer across the North West region.

Windows Server Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

Windows Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server Engineer within the North West region over the 3 months to 16 September 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +13 6 £280 -
Manchester - - - -
Windows Server Engineer
England

Windows Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Windows Server Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Windows Server Engineer in their job title.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 15 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (93.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (80.00%) VMware
4 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
6 8 (53.33%) DHCP
6 8 (53.33%) DNS
7 7 (46.67%) Citrix
7 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (46.67%) XenApp
8 6 (40.00%) ITIL
9 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
10 4 (26.67%) HP
10 4 (26.67%) Compaq
10 4 (26.67%) Dell
10 4 (26.67%) Linux
10 4 (26.67%) XenServer
10 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
10 4 (26.67%) vSphere
11 3 (20.00%) MCSE
11 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (20.00%) Migration
11 3 (20.00%) SCOM
11 3 (20.00%) Local Government
12 2 (13.33%) VLAN
12 2 (13.33%) SCCM
12 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
12 2 (13.33%) LAN

Windows Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West region that cited Windows Server Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Windows Server Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (13.33%) SharePoint
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (6.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 8 (53.33%) DHCP
1 8 (53.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) LAN
2 2 (13.33%) WAN
2 2 (13.33%) VLAN
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) Firewall
General
1 3 (20.00%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 14 (93.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (26.67%) Linux
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 3 (20.00%) Migration
3 1 (6.67%) Content Management
3 1 (6.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
3 1 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (66.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (20.00%) MCSE
3 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 15 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (46.67%) XenApp
3 4 (26.67%) XenServer
3 4 (26.67%) XenDesktop
3 4 (26.67%) vSphere
4 1 (6.67%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) ISA Server
4 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (20.00%) SCOM
2 2 (13.33%) SCCM
3 1 (6.67%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (80.00%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) Citrix
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 4 (26.67%) HP
4 4 (26.67%) Compaq
4 4 (26.67%) Dell
5 1 (6.67%) McAfee
5 1 (6.67%) SAP