The table below looks at the statistics for the Windows Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Engineer
Rank 533 530 516
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 38 29 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.059% 0.033%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.064% 0.036%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 16 10
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£350 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £268 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £342
% change year-on-year
- -4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £16.50 - £13.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 - £13.85

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. 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
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
46318 45203 42184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.45% 92.55% 92.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 29063 26904 23919
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1785 1961 2473
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.48 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.57% -5.54%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.21 £16.50 £17.56
% change year-on-year
-1.78% -6.03%

Windows Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Windows Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Engineer within the UK.

Windows Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 2015.

Windows Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Windows Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Engineer
Top 26 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 January 2015. 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
England -9 34 £350 +2.94% 7
London +19 17 £350 -12.50% 6
South East -11 6 £225 -31.81% 1
South West -15 5 £400 +1.26%
Wiltshire -1 4 £400 -20.00%
Swindon - 4 £400 -
West Midlands +1 3 £300 +28.34%
City of London +11 2 £419 +4.68% 4
East Midlands - 2 £300 -
Scotland - 2 - -
Surrey +1 1 £325 -27.77%
Northampton - 1 - -
North West - 1 £325 -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Moray - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
Reading - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Gloucestershire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nairn - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Windows Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows 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 Engineer in their job title.

1 91 (100.00%) Windows
2 58 (63.74%) Active Directory
3 56 (61.54%) VMware
4 49 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (41.76%) Microsoft
6 29 (31.87%) SAN
7 22 (24.18%) MS Exchange
7 22 (24.18%) Migration
8 21 (23.08%) NetApp
8 21 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (21.98%) Windows Server 2012
10 19 (20.88%) HP
11 18 (19.78%) IIS
12 17 (18.68%) ITIL
12 17 (18.68%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (17.58%) SLA
14 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Certification
15 14 (15.38%) Citrix
15 14 (15.38%) Office 365
16 13 (14.29%) Blackberry
16 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
17 12 (13.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
18 11 (12.09%) DNS
18 11 (12.09%) SCCM
18 11 (12.09%) SC Cleared
18 11 (12.09%) Lync
18 11 (12.09%) Exchange Server 2010
18 11 (12.09%) SolarWinds
18 11 (12.09%) Security Cleared
19 10 (10.99%) Windows 7

Windows Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows 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 Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 22 (24.18%) MS Exchange
2 18 (19.78%) IIS
3 12 (13.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (12.09%) Lync
4 11 (12.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (5.49%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.49%) SharePoint 2010
5 5 (5.49%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (5.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.30%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (6.59%) MS Office
2 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.38%) Office 365
2 3 (3.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.10%) SaaS
4 1 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 29 (31.87%) SAN
2 11 (12.09%) DNS
3 9 (9.89%) TCP/IP
4 8 (8.79%) DHCP
5 5 (5.49%) WAN
5 5 (5.49%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (3.30%) DMZ
6 3 (3.30%) Reverse Proxy
6 3 (3.30%) NAS
7 2 (2.20%) Firewall
8 1 (1.10%) Broadband
8 1 (1.10%) Internet
8 1 (1.10%) Wireless
8 1 (1.10%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.10%) DB2
3 1 (1.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.10%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (8.79%) Finance
2 5 (5.49%) Banking
3 4 (4.40%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.20%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.10%) Legal
5 1 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.10%) Advertising
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 9 (9.89%) Enterprise Storage
3 6 (6.59%) Clustering
4 2 (2.20%) NHS
5 1 (1.10%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.10%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.10%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 91 (100.00%) Windows
2 49 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 21 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
4 20 (21.98%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (10.99%) Windows 7
6 9 (9.89%) Windows XP
7 7 (7.69%) VMS
8 2 (2.20%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.20%) Linux
8 2 (2.20%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.10%) AIX
9 1 (1.10%) Solaris
9 1 (1.10%) UNIX
9 1 (1.10%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (24.18%) Migration
2 17 (18.68%) ITIL
3 8 (8.79%) DevOps
4 6 (6.59%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (5.49%) PRINCE
5 5 (5.49%) Change Management
5 5 (5.49%) WAN Optimisation
6 4 (4.40%) Problem Management
7 3 (3.30%) Data Migration
7 3 (3.30%) ITIL V3
7 3 (3.30%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.20%) QMS
8 2 (2.20%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.10%) ERP
9 1 (1.10%) B2C
9 1 (1.10%) DRM
9 1 (1.10%) Network Load Balancing
9 1 (1.10%) Release Management
9 1 (1.10%) Time Management
9 1 (1.10%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (9.89%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.59%) SQL
3 2 (2.20%) VBScript
3 2 (2.20%) VB
3 2 (2.20%) C#
4 1 (1.10%) C
4 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (12.09%) SC Cleared
2 11 (12.09%) Security Cleared
3 10 (10.99%) MCSE
4 4 (4.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (4.40%) MCP
5 1 (1.10%) MCSA
5 1 (1.10%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (1.10%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (1.10%) MCITP
5 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (17.58%) SLA
System Software
1 58 (63.74%) Active Directory
2 17 (18.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (10.99%) VMware ESX
4 8 (8.79%) vSphere
5 6 (6.59%) XenApp
6 5 (5.49%) Hyper-V
6 5 (5.49%) UAG
7 3 (3.30%) Microsoft App-V
7 3 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.20%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.10%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 11 (12.09%) SCCM
2 8 (8.79%) SCOM
3 3 (3.30%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.20%) BladeLogic
4 2 (2.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 56 (61.54%) VMware
2 38 (41.76%) Microsoft
3 21 (23.08%) NetApp
4 19 (20.88%) HP
5 14 (15.38%) Citrix
6 11 (12.09%) SolarWinds
7 7 (7.69%) Websense
7 7 (7.69%) Dell
8 6 (6.59%) EMC
9 5 (5.49%) Juniper
9 5 (5.49%) F5
10 3 (3.30%) Cisco
10 3 (3.30%) IBM
10 3 (3.30%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.20%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.20%) AppSense
11 2 (2.20%) Novell
12 1 (1.10%) Oracle
12 1 (1.10%) Remedy
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McGregor Boyall
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