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 2 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
2 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Engineer
Rank 579 550 578
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +28
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 32 33 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.057% 0.062% 0.017%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.062% 0.067% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 23 7
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£327 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.00% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £240 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £435 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £213 £279
% change year-on-year
+38.82% -23.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
51961 49585 53705
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.02% 92.76% 92.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 31503 29488 30138
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £234 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2007 2141 2629
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -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 2 September 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 8 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 2 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
England -12 28 £327 -23.00% 3
London +7 14 £375 -11.76% 2
City of London +26 5 £431 +0.29% 1
South East 0 4 £235 -33.33%
Berkshire - 1 - -
Surrey - - - -
Reading - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -

Windows Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (58.62%) Active Directory
3 30 (51.72%) VMware
4 29 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
6 17 (29.31%) SQL Server
7 13 (22.41%) IIS
8 11 (18.97%) Citrix
8 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 11 (18.97%) Linux
8 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
9 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
10 9 (15.52%) DNS
10 9 (15.52%) Finance
10 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
11 8 (13.79%) NetApp
11 8 (13.79%) LDAP
11 8 (13.79%) WSUS
11 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
12 7 (12.07%) XenApp
12 7 (12.07%) Clustering
12 7 (12.07%) Banking
12 7 (12.07%) SAN
13 6 (10.34%) VMware ESX
13 6 (10.34%) SQL
13 6 (10.34%) DHCP
13 6 (10.34%) Windows XP
13 6 (10.34%) MS Exchange
13 6 (10.34%) SCCM
13 6 (10.34%) Windows 7

Windows Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 13 (22.41%) IIS
2 6 (10.34%) MS Exchange
3 5 (8.62%) SharePoint
4 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2010
4 3 (5.17%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (1.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.72%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.72%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (1.72%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.52%) DNS
2 8 (13.79%) LDAP
3 7 (12.07%) SAN
4 6 (10.34%) DHCP
5 4 (6.90%) TCP/IP
5 4 (6.90%) WAN
6 3 (5.17%) Internet
7 2 (3.45%) Firewall
7 2 (3.45%) LAN
7 2 (3.45%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 1 (1.72%) SMTP
8 1 (1.72%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (29.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.72%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 9 (15.52%) Finance
2 7 (12.07%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Investment Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Front Office
4 2 (3.45%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.72%) Legal
5 1 (1.72%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.72%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.07%) Clustering
2 2 (3.45%) NHS
2 2 (3.45%) Management Information System
2 2 (3.45%) Replication
3 1 (1.72%) Fixed Income
3 1 (1.72%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 58 (100.00%) Windows
2 29 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (18.97%) Linux
4 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2003
5 8 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (10.34%) Windows 7
6 6 (10.34%) Windows XP
7 5 (8.62%) VMS
8 3 (5.17%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.45%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.45%) UNIX
10 1 (1.72%) AIX
10 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (8.62%) ITIL
2 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (5.17%) Migration
2 3 (5.17%) Release Management
3 2 (3.45%) Capacity Management
3 2 (3.45%) WAN Optimisation
3 2 (3.45%) Risk Management
3 2 (3.45%) Problem Management
4 1 (1.72%) Incident Management
4 1 (1.72%) Network Load Balancing
4 1 (1.72%) ERP
4 1 (1.72%) DRM
4 1 (1.72%) Project Management
4 1 (1.72%) Change Management
4 1 (1.72%) Database Security
4 1 (1.72%) Service Continuity Management
4 1 (1.72%) DevOps
4 1 (1.72%) Coaching
4 1 (1.72%) Investment Management
4 1 (1.72%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (10.34%) SQL
1 6 (10.34%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.90%) VB
3 2 (3.45%) Python
4 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.72%) C
4 1 (1.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (18.97%) Security Cleared
2 10 (17.24%) SC Cleared
3 4 (6.90%) MCSE
4 1 (1.72%) MCSA
4 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.17%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (58.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (12.07%) XenApp
3 6 (10.34%) vSphere
3 6 (10.34%) VMware ESX
3 6 (10.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (8.62%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.62%) Terminal Services
5 3 (5.17%) DFS Replication
6 2 (3.45%) UAG
6 2 (3.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 8 (13.79%) WSUS
2 6 (10.34%) SCCM
3 3 (5.17%) SCOM
3 3 (5.17%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (5.17%) WMI
3 3 (5.17%) BladeLogic
4 2 (3.45%) Netcool
4 2 (3.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (3.45%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 30 (51.72%) VMware
2 20 (34.48%) Microsoft
3 11 (18.97%) Citrix
4 8 (13.79%) NetApp
5 5 (8.62%) HP
6 4 (6.90%) Dell
7 3 (5.17%) McAfee
7 3 (5.17%) IBM
8 2 (3.45%) F5
8 2 (3.45%) Altiris
8 2 (3.45%) Veritas
8 2 (3.45%) Juniper
9 1 (1.72%) CA
9 1 (1.72%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.72%) Oracle
9 1 (1.72%) Sybase
9 1 (1.72%) Axway
9 1 (1.72%) Riverbed
9 1 (1.72%) Gemalto
9 1 (1.72%) Cyber-Ark
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