The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Engineer
Rank 556 527 560
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +33
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 31 17 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.055% 0.036% 0.046%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.060% 0.039% 0.050%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 10 15
Average daily rate £280 £383 £370
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.79% +3.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £348 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £478 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £400 £348
% change year-on-year
-30.00% +15.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £18.46 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -38.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £18.46 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- -38.46%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
51949 44129 56219
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.27% 92.47% 92.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 31578 25274 30920
Average daily rate £390 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £238 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.14% -0.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2083 2186 2628
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.87 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -8.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.37
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.00 £17.45 £19.21
% change year-on-year
-2.57% -9.16%

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 18 April 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 18 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -73 30 £280 -26.79% 4
London -21 13 £330 -9.58% 3
South East - 7 £225 -
City of London -15 5 £400 - 2
Berkshire - 4 £188 -
Hampshire - 3 £315 -
Reading - 2 - -
Maidenhead - 1 £200 -
Scotland - 1 - -
North Lanarkshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Motherwell - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Aberdeen - - - -
Beckenham - - - -
Eastleigh - - - -
Leicester - - - -

Windows Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 32 (52.46%) Active Directory
3 28 (45.90%) VMware
4 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
5 25 (40.98%) Windows Server 2008
6 18 (29.51%) Windows 7
7 14 (22.95%) Finance
8 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
8 13 (21.31%) MS Exchange
9 12 (19.67%) Windows XP
9 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (19.67%) Banking
9 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 11 (18.03%) PowerShell
11 10 (16.39%) DNS
11 10 (16.39%) HP
11 10 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2010
12 9 (14.75%) Citrix
13 8 (13.11%) VBScript
13 8 (13.11%) DV Cleared
14 7 (11.48%) Migration
14 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
15 6 (9.84%) VB
15 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
15 6 (9.84%) SQL
15 6 (9.84%) CheckPoint
15 6 (9.84%) SCCM
15 6 (9.84%) SCOM
15 6 (9.84%) Hyper-V

Windows Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 (21.31%) MS Exchange
2 10 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.56%) IIS
3 4 (6.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (4.92%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (3.28%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.64%) Lync
6 1 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (11.48%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.28%) MS Office
3 1 (1.64%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (16.39%) DNS
2 5 (8.20%) Firewall
2 5 (8.20%) Internet
2 5 (8.20%) DHCP
3 4 (6.56%) ATM
4 3 (4.92%) VLAN
4 3 (4.92%) LAN
5 2 (3.28%) LDAP
5 2 (3.28%) VoIP
5 2 (3.28%) WAN
5 2 (3.28%) TCP/IP
5 2 (3.28%) SAN
5 2 (3.28%) NAS
6 1 (1.64%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.64%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (9.84%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.64%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.64%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 14 (22.95%) Finance
2 12 (19.67%) Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Retail Banking
3 4 (6.56%) Retail
3 4 (6.56%) Financial Institution
4 3 (4.92%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.92%) Investment Banking
5 2 (3.28%) Marketing
6 1 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.64%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) XML
1 4 (6.56%) .NET
2 2 (3.28%) HTML
3 1 (1.64%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.20%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (6.56%) Blackberry
2 4 (6.56%) Hedge funds
3 3 (4.92%) Clustering
4 2 (3.28%) Replication
5 1 (1.64%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 61 (100.00%) Windows
2 25 (40.98%) Windows Server 2008
3 18 (29.51%) Windows 7
4 12 (19.67%) Windows XP
4 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (19.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (8.20%) Windows Vista
6 3 (4.92%) Linux
7 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
7 2 (3.28%) AIX
7 2 (3.28%) UNIX
7 2 (3.28%) VMS
8 1 (1.64%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.64%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (11.48%) Migration
2 5 (8.20%) ITIL
3 2 (3.28%) Database Security
3 2 (3.28%) Security Architecture
4 1 (1.64%) Investment Management
4 1 (1.64%) Time Management
4 1 (1.64%) Risk Management
4 1 (1.64%) Web Development
4 1 (1.64%) Asset Management
4 1 (1.64%) Configuration Management
4 1 (1.64%) Project Management
4 1 (1.64%) ERP
4 1 (1.64%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (1.64%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 11 (18.03%) PowerShell
2 8 (13.11%) VBScript
3 6 (9.84%) VB
3 6 (9.84%) SQL
4 4 (6.56%) VB.NET
4 4 (6.56%) C
4 4 (6.56%) C#
5 1 (1.64%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 13 (21.31%) Security Cleared
2 8 (13.11%) DV Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) SC Cleared
3 5 (8.20%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.28%) MCSE
5 1 (1.64%) CCNP
5 1 (1.64%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.64%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.20%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (52.46%) Active Directory
2 12 (19.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (9.84%) Hyper-V
4 5 (8.20%) XenApp
4 5 (8.20%) VMware ESX
5 4 (6.56%) Terminal Services
5 4 (6.56%) Microsoft App-V
5 4 (6.56%) vSphere
6 3 (4.92%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.28%) NFS
7 2 (3.28%) DFS Replication
8 1 (1.64%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.64%) Xen
8 1 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.64%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 6 (9.84%) SCCM
1 6 (9.84%) SCOM
2 5 (8.20%) WMI
3 3 (4.92%) WSUS
4 2 (3.28%) ARCserve
5 1 (1.64%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.64%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.64%) Unicenter
5 1 (1.64%) Netcool
5 1 (1.64%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.64%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 28 (45.90%) VMware
2 26 (42.62%) Microsoft
3 10 (16.39%) HP
4 9 (14.75%) Citrix
5 6 (9.84%) CheckPoint
6 5 (8.20%) McAfee
7 4 (6.56%) NetApp
8 3 (4.92%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (3.28%) Splunk
9 2 (3.28%) CA
9 2 (3.28%) CommVault
9 2 (3.28%) IBM
9 2 (3.28%) Gemalto
10 1 (1.64%) Infoblox
10 1 (1.64%) PlateSpin
10 1 (1.64%) Dell
10 1 (1.64%) EMC
10 1 (1.64%) Veritas
10 1 (1.64%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.64%) Websense
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