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 3 September 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Engineer
Rank 587 584 566
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -18
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 43 32 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.057% 0.062%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.061% 0.067%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 23
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£450 £327 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -23.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £292 £260 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £526 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £295 £213
% change year-on-year
+27.11% +38.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.78 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.78 - -

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
54176 52067 49457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.80% 92.10% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34646 31581 29422
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1992 2012 2139
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 3 September 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 24 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 3 September 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 +3 41 £450 +37.50% 4
London +1 23 £450 +20.00% 3
South West +1 10 £388 -
Gloucestershire - 5 - -
Swindon - 4 £325 -
Wiltshire - 4 £325 -
City of London +10 3 £438 +1.44%
East of England +7 3 - -
Berkshire 0 3 £390 -
South East -12 3 £390 +65.95%
Essex -3 2 - -
Scotland -10 2 £328 -
North East -24 2 £250 -13.79%
Mitcheldean - 2 - -
Reading - 2 £390 -
Edinburgh - 2 £328 -
Brentwood -2 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 - -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Norwich - 1 - -
Slough - 1 £375 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £300 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £300 -
Norfolk - 1 - -

Windows Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 97 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (69.07%) Active Directory
3 57 (58.76%) VMware
4 43 (44.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 26 (26.80%) Windows Server 2012
6 25 (25.77%) PowerShell
7 24 (24.74%) Microsoft
8 19 (19.59%) SQL
8 19 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
9 18 (18.56%) Citrix
9 18 (18.56%) Finance
10 17 (17.53%) Websense
10 17 (17.53%) SLA
10 17 (17.53%) Linux
10 17 (17.53%) vCloud
11 16 (16.49%) Security Cleared
12 15 (15.46%) Migration
13 14 (14.43%) Windows 7
14 13 (13.40%) IIS
14 13 (13.40%) ITIL
15 12 (12.37%) VBScript
15 12 (12.37%) SQL Server
15 12 (12.37%) DNS
15 12 (12.37%) SCCM
16 11 (11.34%) HP
17 10 (10.31%) Banking
18 9 (9.28%) Cisco
18 9 (9.28%) IBM
18 9 (9.28%) DHCP
18 9 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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 13 (13.40%) IIS
2 7 (7.22%) SharePoint
2 7 (7.22%) MS Exchange
3 6 (6.19%) Lync
3 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (2.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.03%) JBoss
7 1 (1.03%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.03%) Lotus Domino
7 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.09%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Oracle Financials
2 1 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.09%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.06%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.03%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (12.37%) DNS
2 9 (9.28%) DHCP
3 6 (6.19%) Firewall
4 5 (5.15%) TCP/IP
4 5 (5.15%) SAN
5 3 (3.09%) WAN
5 3 (3.09%) NAS
6 2 (2.06%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.06%) VPN
6 2 (2.06%) LAN
7 1 (1.03%) SSL
7 1 (1.03%) SMTP
7 1 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (1.03%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.03%) SSH
7 1 (1.03%) VLAN
7 1 (1.03%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.03%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.03%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.37%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.03%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) MSI
2 1 (1.03%) JIRA
2 1 (1.03%) TeamCity
2 1 (1.03%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.03%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 18 (18.56%) Finance
2 10 (10.31%) Banking
3 4 (4.12%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.09%) Front Office
5 2 (2.06%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.03%) Electronics
6 1 (1.03%) Retail
6 1 (1.03%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.03%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.03%) Marketing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.12%) .NET
2 2 (2.06%) LAMP
3 1 (1.03%) Java EE
3 1 (1.03%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.03%) Web Services
3 1 (1.03%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.19%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.12%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.09%) User Experience
4 2 (2.06%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.06%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.03%) DTV
5 1 (1.03%) PKI
5 1 (1.03%) Online Banking
5 1 (1.03%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 97 (100.00%) Windows
2 43 (44.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (26.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (17.53%) Linux
5 14 (14.43%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (7.22%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (3.09%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.03%) UNIX
8 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (15.46%) Migration
2 13 (13.40%) ITIL
3 7 (7.22%) Server Building
4 4 (4.12%) WFM
4 4 (4.12%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (4.12%) Problem Management
5 3 (3.09%) Project Management
6 2 (2.06%) PRINCE2
6 2 (2.06%) E-Commerce
6 2 (2.06%) Load Balancing
6 2 (2.06%) Configuration Management
6 2 (2.06%) DevOps
6 2 (2.06%) Fault Management
6 2 (2.06%) Data Protection
6 2 (2.06%) Build Automation
7 1 (1.03%) Software Distribution
7 1 (1.03%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (1.03%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (1.03%) Capacity Planning
7 1 (1.03%) Network Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.77%) PowerShell
2 19 (19.59%) SQL
3 12 (12.37%) VBScript
4 8 (8.25%) Bash Shell
5 4 (4.12%) C#
6 3 (3.09%) VB
6 3 (3.09%) VB.NET
7 2 (2.06%) Java
8 1 (1.03%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.03%) Python
Qualifications
1 16 (16.49%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.28%) SC Cleared
2 9 (9.28%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (6.19%) MCSE
3 6 (6.19%) MCSA
4 4 (4.12%) MCP
4 4 (4.12%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (3.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.09%) MCITP
6 2 (2.06%) MCTS
6 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
6 2 (2.06%) A+ Certification
6 2 (2.06%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (2.06%) CCNA
7 1 (1.03%) CCA
7 1 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.03%) VCP5
7 1 (1.03%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (17.53%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (69.07%) Active Directory
2 19 (19.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (17.53%) vCloud
4 7 (7.22%) VMware ESX
5 6 (6.19%) vSphere
6 5 (5.15%) XenApp
7 4 (4.12%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (4.12%) DFS Replication
8 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.06%) Xen
8 2 (2.06%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.03%) Firmware
9 1 (1.03%) VMware Server
9 1 (1.03%) UAG
Systems Management
1 12 (12.37%) SCCM
2 4 (4.12%) SCOM
3 3 (3.09%) SCVMM
3 3 (3.09%) SCOrch
3 3 (3.09%) WSUS
4 2 (2.06%) SCSM
4 2 (2.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (2.06%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.03%) Puppet
5 1 (1.03%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.03%) Vagrant
5 1 (1.03%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.03%) SCDPM
5 1 (1.03%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (1.03%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.03%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 1 (1.03%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 57 (58.76%) VMware
2 24 (24.74%) Microsoft
3 18 (18.56%) Citrix
4 17 (17.53%) Websense
5 11 (11.34%) HP
6 9 (9.28%) Cisco
6 9 (9.28%) IBM
7 3 (3.09%) EMC
7 3 (3.09%) McAfee
8 2 (2.06%) SolarWinds
8 2 (2.06%) Rackspace
8 2 (2.06%) Oracle
9 1 (1.03%) SAP
9 1 (1.03%) Wyse
9 1 (1.03%) Juniper
9 1 (1.03%) CommVault
9 1 (1.03%) Lotus
9 1 (1.03%) Red Hat
9 1 (1.03%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.03%) Bloomberg