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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Engineer
Rank 565 546 565
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +19
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 53 40 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.076% 0.038%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.082% 0.040%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 23 12
Average daily rate
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£295 £425 £324
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.58% +31.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £206 £162
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £450 £428
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £275 £266
% change year-on-year
+5.45% +3.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £24.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.00 - -

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
52814 48754 52062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.71% 92.76% 93.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 32941 29468 29352
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2104 2105 2558
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.50 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
- -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 21 October 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 12 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 21 October 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 -10 52 £295 -30.58% 4
London -7 23 £313 -26.47% 2
West Yorkshire - 14 £290 -
Yorkshire - 14 £290 -
Leeds - 14 £290 -
South East -19 11 £350 -22.22%
City of London +18 7 £388 -8.82% 2
Berkshire +4 1 - -
Kent - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
North West - - - - 1

Windows Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 81 (100.00%) Windows
2 51 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 51 (62.96%) VMware
3 45 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (35.80%) Microsoft
5 26 (32.10%) SAN
6 21 (25.93%) SQL Server
7 19 (23.46%) IIS
7 19 (23.46%) NetApp
8 18 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (17.28%) Citrix
9 14 (17.28%) HP
9 14 (17.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (16.05%) MS Exchange
10 13 (16.05%) VMware ESX
11 12 (14.81%) Linux
11 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
12 11 (13.58%) Blackberry
12 11 (13.58%) Clustering
12 11 (13.58%) Finance
12 11 (13.58%) SC Cleared
12 11 (13.58%) Security Cleared
12 11 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
13 10 (12.35%) Migration
13 10 (12.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 10 (12.35%) MCSE
13 10 (12.35%) ITIL
13 10 (12.35%) DNS
13 10 (12.35%) SLA
14 9 (11.11%) XenApp

Windows Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 19 (23.46%) IIS
2 13 (16.05%) MS Exchange
3 10 (12.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 7 (8.64%) Lync
4 7 (8.64%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (7.41%) SharePoint
6 5 (6.17%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (6.17%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.47%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.64%) Office 365
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.23%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (32.10%) SAN
2 10 (12.35%) DNS
3 8 (9.88%) LDAP
4 7 (8.64%) TCP/IP
5 6 (7.41%) DHCP
6 5 (6.17%) WAN
7 4 (4.94%) Firewall
7 4 (4.94%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
8 3 (3.70%) NAS
8 3 (3.70%) DMZ
8 3 (3.70%) Internet
9 2 (2.47%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (1.23%) Wireless
10 1 (1.23%) Wireshark
10 1 (1.23%) SMTP
10 1 (1.23%) Broadband
10 1 (1.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.93%) SQL Server
2 6 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.23%) MongoDB
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.23%) DB2
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 11 (13.58%) Finance
2 7 (8.64%) Banking
3 4 (4.94%) Investment Banking
4 3 (3.70%) Front Office
5 2 (2.47%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.47%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.23%) Advertising
6 1 (1.23%) Retail
6 1 (1.23%) Legal
6 1 (1.23%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.70%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.58%) Blackberry
1 11 (13.58%) Clustering
2 7 (8.64%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.47%) NHS
3 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.23%) Replication
4 1 (1.23%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.23%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 81 (100.00%) Windows
2 45 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (17.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (14.81%) Linux
4 12 (14.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 7 (8.64%) VMS
6 5 (6.17%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.94%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.47%) UNIX
8 2 (2.47%) Solaris
8 2 (2.47%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.23%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.23%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.23%) AIX
9 1 (1.23%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (12.35%) ITIL
1 10 (12.35%) Migration
2 5 (6.17%) Problem Management
3 4 (4.94%) WAN Optimisation
4 3 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (3.70%) Release Management
4 3 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.47%) Service Delivery
5 2 (2.47%) Change Management
5 2 (2.47%) Time Management
5 2 (2.47%) ITIL V3
5 2 (2.47%) Capacity Management
6 1 (1.23%) Service Continuity Management
6 1 (1.23%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (1.23%) DevOps
6 1 (1.23%) Coaching
6 1 (1.23%) Change Control
6 1 (1.23%) Performance Management
6 1 (1.23%) Investment Management
6 1 (1.23%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (9.88%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.64%) SQL
3 3 (3.70%) VB
4 2 (2.47%) Python
5 1 (1.23%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.23%) C
Qualifications
1 18 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (13.58%) SC Cleared
2 11 (13.58%) Security Cleared
3 10 (12.35%) MCSE
4 4 (4.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.47%) MCP
6 1 (1.23%) MCITP
6 1 (1.23%) MCSA
6 1 (1.23%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.35%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 13 (16.05%) VMware ESX
3 11 (13.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (11.11%) XenApp
5 8 (9.88%) vSphere
6 7 (8.64%) Hyper-V
7 4 (4.94%) UAG
8 3 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.70%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.23%) MetaFrame
10 1 (1.23%) Terminal Services
10 1 (1.23%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 8 (9.88%) WSUS
2 6 (7.41%) SCCM
3 5 (6.17%) SCOM
3 5 (6.17%) BladeLogic
4 3 (3.70%) Tivoli
5 2 (2.47%) WMI
5 2 (2.47%) McAfee ePO
5 2 (2.47%) ITRS Geneos
6 1 (1.23%) Netcool
6 1 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 51 (62.96%) VMware
2 29 (35.80%) Microsoft
3 19 (23.46%) NetApp
4 14 (17.28%) HP
4 14 (17.28%) Citrix
5 7 (8.64%) Dell
5 7 (8.64%) SolarWinds
6 4 (4.94%) F5
6 4 (4.94%) EMC
6 4 (4.94%) Juniper
7 3 (3.70%) IBM
8 2 (2.47%) McAfee
8 2 (2.47%) Altiris
8 2 (2.47%) Novell
8 2 (2.47%) Oracle
8 2 (2.47%) Riverbed
8 2 (2.47%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.23%) Sybase
9 1 (1.23%) Veritas
9 1 (1.23%) Remedy
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