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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Engineer
Rank 548 540 538
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -2
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 47 42 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.085% 0.081% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.088% 0.041%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 22 10
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£300 £390 £346
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.07% +12.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £229 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £471 £382
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £310 £342
% change year-on-year
-3.22% -9.22%
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
50642 47729 46134
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.79% 92.49% 92.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 32228 28770 26034
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2044 2098 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 19 December 2014.

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 20 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 19 December 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
England -24 44 £300 -23.07% 2
London +17 18 £350 -17.64% 1
South East -19 13 £350 -22.22% 1
Yorkshire - 5 £290 -
Leeds - 5 £290 -
West Yorkshire - 5 £290 -
City of London +4 3 £406 -4.41%
Surrey -5 3 £325 -27.77%
South West -21 2 £275 -5.17%
North West -8 1 £198 -8.13%
Scotland - 1 - - 1
Moray - - - - 1
Wiltshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nairn - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Twickenham - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Kent - - - -

Windows Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 86 (100.00%) Windows
2 54 (62.79%) Active Directory
3 52 (60.47%) VMware
4 45 (52.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 35 (40.70%) Microsoft
6 27 (31.40%) SAN
7 22 (25.58%) NetApp
8 19 (22.09%) Migration
9 17 (19.77%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (19.77%) HP
9 17 (19.77%) MS Exchange
9 17 (19.77%) IIS
9 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (18.60%) SQL Server
10 16 (18.60%) SLA
10 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (16.28%) Citrix
11 14 (16.28%) ITIL
12 13 (15.12%) Blackberry
13 12 (13.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 12 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (12.79%) SC Cleared
14 11 (12.79%) Security Cleared
14 11 (12.79%) VMware ESX
14 11 (12.79%) MCSE
14 11 (12.79%) DNS
14 11 (12.79%) Lync
14 11 (12.79%) SolarWinds
14 11 (12.79%) Windows 7
15 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010

Windows Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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 (19.77%) MS Exchange
1 17 (19.77%) IIS
2 12 (13.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 11 (12.79%) Lync
4 10 (11.63%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (6.98%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (6.98%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (6.98%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (6.98%) MS Office
2 5 (5.81%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.47%) Office 365
2 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.16%) SaaS
3 1 (1.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (31.40%) SAN
2 11 (12.79%) DNS
3 10 (11.63%) TCP/IP
4 8 (9.30%) DHCP
5 6 (6.98%) WAN
6 5 (5.81%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 4 (4.65%) Firewall
8 3 (3.49%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (3.49%) DMZ
8 3 (3.49%) NAS
9 2 (2.33%) Internet
10 1 (1.16%) Wireless
10 1 (1.16%) Wireshark
10 1 (1.16%) Broadband
10 1 (1.16%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.16%) DB2
3 1 (1.16%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.16%) MongoDB
General
1 9 (10.47%) Finance
2 6 (6.98%) Banking
3 4 (4.65%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.16%) Legal
5 1 (1.16%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.16%) Advertising
5 1 (1.16%) Front Office
5 1 (1.16%) Retail
5 1 (1.16%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.16%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.12%) Blackberry
2 10 (11.63%) Clustering
3 9 (10.47%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (2.33%) NHS
4 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.16%) Smartcard
5 1 (1.16%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 86 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (52.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (19.77%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (18.60%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (12.79%) Windows 7
6 9 (10.47%) Windows XP
7 7 (8.14%) VMS
8 3 (3.49%) Linux
9 2 (2.33%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.33%) UNIX
9 2 (2.33%) Solaris
10 1 (1.16%) AIX
10 1 (1.16%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.16%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (22.09%) Migration
2 14 (16.28%) ITIL
3 5 (5.81%) Problem Management
3 5 (5.81%) WAN Optimisation
4 4 (4.65%) DevOps
4 4 (4.65%) Change Management
5 3 (3.49%) Data Migration
5 3 (3.49%) ITIL V3
5 3 (3.49%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.33%) Time Management
6 2 (2.33%) QMS
6 2 (2.33%) Release Management
6 2 (2.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.16%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.16%) Incident Management
7 1 (1.16%) Network Load Balancing
7 1 (1.16%) Investment Management
7 1 (1.16%) ERP
7 1 (1.16%) DRM
7 1 (1.16%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (10.47%) PowerShell
2 8 (9.30%) SQL
3 3 (3.49%) VB
4 2 (2.33%) VBScript
5 1 (1.16%) C
5 1 (1.16%) Python
5 1 (1.16%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 17 (19.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (12.79%) SC Cleared
2 11 (12.79%) Security Cleared
2 11 (12.79%) MCSE
3 4 (4.65%) MCP
3 4 (4.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.16%) MCITP
4 1 (1.16%) MCSA
4 1 (1.16%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (18.60%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (62.79%) Active Directory
2 12 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (12.79%) VMware ESX
4 8 (9.30%) vSphere
5 7 (8.14%) XenApp
6 6 (6.98%) Hyper-V
7 5 (5.81%) UAG
8 3 (3.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.49%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.33%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.16%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 10 (11.63%) SCCM
2 8 (9.30%) SCOM
3 3 (3.49%) WMI
3 3 (3.49%) BladeLogic
3 3 (3.49%) Tivoli
4 1 (1.16%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 52 (60.47%) VMware
2 35 (40.70%) Microsoft
3 22 (25.58%) NetApp
4 17 (19.77%) HP
5 14 (16.28%) Citrix
6 11 (12.79%) SolarWinds
7 7 (8.14%) Dell
8 5 (5.81%) Juniper
8 5 (5.81%) F5
9 4 (4.65%) Websense
9 4 (4.65%) EMC
10 3 (3.49%) Cisco
10 3 (3.49%) IBM
10 3 (3.49%) Riverbed
11 2 (2.33%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.33%) Novell
11 2 (2.33%) Oracle
11 2 (2.33%) AppSense
12 1 (1.16%) Altiris
12 1 (1.16%) Axway
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