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 May 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 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Engineer
Rank 537 566 515
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -51
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 60 27 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.050% 0.063%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.054% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 18 17
Average daily rate
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£350 £308 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.82% -23.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £225 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £415 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £290 £200
% change year-on-year
+20.68% +45.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.63 - £18.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - £18.46

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
50851 50122 43739
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.49% 92.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 31571 31079 25153
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1990 2044 2147
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% -5.71%

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 May 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 22 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 May 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 +18 60 £350 +13.82% 7
London +57 45 £350 -12.50% 5
South West +14 5 £400 +60.00%
Swindon - 5 £400 -
Wiltshire - 5 £400 -
City of London +12 3 £365 -14.11% 3
East of England +11 3 £294 +3.07%
Chester +3 3 - -
Cheshire -5 3 - -
North West -10 3 - - 1
South East -25 3 £300 -7.69%
West Sussex - 2 £300 -
West Midlands -8 1 £238 -
Chessington - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £238 -
Essex - 1 £350 -
Shropshire - 1 £238 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £363 -
Epsom - 1 £363 -
Ipswich - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £238 -

Windows Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (62.04%) Active Directory
2 67 (62.04%) VMware
3 46 (42.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (34.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 34 (31.48%) Microsoft
6 33 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (23.15%) SCCM
8 23 (21.30%) Migration
9 20 (18.52%) Citrix
9 20 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 20 (18.52%) ITIL
10 18 (16.67%) HP
10 18 (16.67%) Finance
11 17 (15.74%) SQL
11 17 (15.74%) MS Exchange
11 17 (15.74%) PowerShell
11 17 (15.74%) Security Cleared
12 15 (13.89%) IIS
12 15 (13.89%) SLA
12 15 (13.89%) SAN
12 15 (13.89%) SCOM
13 14 (12.96%) Websense
14 13 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (12.04%) SC Cleared
15 12 (11.11%) Cisco
16 11 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2013
17 10 (9.26%) Windows 7
17 10 (9.26%) DNS
17 10 (9.26%) SQL Server

Windows Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 17 (15.74%) MS Exchange
2 15 (13.89%) IIS
3 11 (10.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (6.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 5 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2003
5 5 (4.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (4.63%) Lync
6 3 (2.78%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.93%) Lotus Domino
Applications
1 5 (4.63%) MS Office
2 3 (2.78%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.85%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.33%) Office 365
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.93%) Route 53
3 1 (0.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 15 (13.89%) SAN
2 10 (9.26%) DNS
3 8 (7.41%) DHCP
4 3 (2.78%) NAS
5 2 (1.85%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (1.85%) Firewall
5 2 (1.85%) TCP/IP
5 2 (1.85%) VPN
5 2 (1.85%) SMS
6 1 (0.93%) SSL
6 1 (0.93%) WAN
6 1 (0.93%) SSH
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (0.93%) VLAN
6 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
6 1 (0.93%) NetScaler
6 1 (0.93%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.93%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) MSI
1 1 (0.93%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (16.67%) Finance
2 9 (8.33%) Banking
3 4 (3.70%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.85%) Front Office
5 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.93%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.63%) .NET
2 2 (1.85%) LAMP
3 1 (0.93%) Middleware
3 1 (0.93%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.48%) Clustering
3 4 (3.70%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (1.85%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.85%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.85%) Thin Client
5 1 (0.93%) Replication
5 1 (0.93%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 108 (100.00%) Windows
2 46 (42.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (34.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (18.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (9.26%) Windows 7
5 10 (9.26%) Linux
6 8 (7.41%) Windows XP
7 6 (5.56%) UNIX
8 5 (4.63%) HPUX
8 5 (4.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 4 (3.70%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (21.30%) Migration
2 20 (18.52%) ITIL
3 13 (12.04%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (7.41%) DevOps
4 8 (7.41%) Server Building
4 8 (7.41%) PRINCE
5 5 (4.63%) Change Management
5 5 (4.63%) Problem Management
6 4 (3.70%) Build Automation
7 3 (2.78%) OO
7 3 (2.78%) Data Migration
8 2 (1.85%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (1.85%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (1.85%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (1.85%) Capacity Management
8 2 (1.85%) QMS
8 2 (1.85%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (1.85%) Fault Management
8 2 (1.85%) WFM
8 2 (1.85%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.74%) SQL
1 17 (15.74%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.63%) VB.NET
3 4 (3.70%) VB
3 4 (3.70%) C#
4 3 (2.78%) VBScript
5 1 (0.93%) Python
5 1 (0.93%) Java
5 1 (0.93%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (15.74%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.04%) SC Cleared
3 8 (7.41%) Microsoft Certification
4 7 (6.48%) MCSE
5 6 (5.56%) MCSA
6 5 (4.63%) MCITP
7 4 (3.70%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (2.78%) MCP
9 2 (1.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (1.85%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (1.85%) CCNA
9 2 (1.85%) CCA
9 2 (1.85%) A+ Certification
10 1 (0.93%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.93%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (13.89%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (62.04%) Active Directory
2 33 (30.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (6.48%) vCloud
3 7 (6.48%) XenApp
3 7 (6.48%) Hyper-V
4 6 (5.56%) VMware ESX
5 4 (3.70%) vSphere
6 2 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.93%) UAG
7 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (23.15%) SCCM
2 15 (13.89%) SCOM
3 6 (5.56%) SCSM
4 5 (4.63%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 3 (2.78%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.85%) Puppet
6 2 (1.85%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.93%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.93%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.93%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 67 (62.04%) VMware
2 34 (31.48%) Microsoft
3 20 (18.52%) Citrix
4 18 (16.67%) HP
5 14 (12.96%) Websense
6 12 (11.11%) Cisco
7 7 (6.48%) IBM
8 6 (5.56%) EMC
9 5 (4.63%) NetApp
10 4 (3.70%) SolarWinds
11 3 (2.78%) Dell
12 2 (1.85%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.85%) Rackspace
12 2 (1.85%) Altiris
12 2 (1.85%) AppSense
12 2 (1.85%) Oracle
13 1 (0.93%) Symantec
13 1 (0.93%) Remedy
13 1 (0.93%) McAfee
13 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
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