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 1 May 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
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Engineer
Rank 539 568 534
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -34
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 61 27 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.050% 0.041%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.054% 0.045%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 19 11
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.61% -28.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £195 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 -
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £18.63 - £18.46
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 - £18.46

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
51527 50292 44718
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.33% 92.33% 92.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 31396 30820 25579
Average daily rate £400 £388 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.15% -3.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2022 2008 2205
Average hourly rate £17.30 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.14% -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £40.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.83 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-3.85% -

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 1 May 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 28 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 1 May 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 +25 59 £356 +37.01% 7
London +25 38 £350 +34.61% 6
South East -7 9 £450 +100.00%
West Sussex - 8 £463 -
South West +8 5 £400 +60.00%
Wiltshire - 5 £400 -
Swindon - 5 £400 -
City of London +3 4 £368 -8.12% 1
Worthing - 4 £463 -
East of England +8 3 £294 +3.07%
North West -20 3 £325 +8.33% 1
Scotland 0 2 £125 -
Cheshire -4 2 £325 -
West Midlands -16 1 £238 -
Essex - 1 £350 -
Renfrewshire - 1 £125 -
Shropshire - 1 £238 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £363 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
Bedfordshire - 1 £238 -
Luton - 1 £238 -
Paisley - 1 £125 -
Chessington - 1 - -
Chester - 1 - -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Epsom - 1 £363 -
Ipswich - 1 - -

Windows Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 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.

1 100 (100.00%) Windows
2 62 (62.00%) Active Directory
3 60 (60.00%) VMware
4 44 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 36 (36.00%) Microsoft
6 31 (31.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 25 (25.00%) SCCM
8 22 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 22 (22.00%) MS Exchange
9 21 (21.00%) ITIL
9 21 (21.00%) Migration
10 20 (20.00%) Citrix
11 18 (18.00%) IIS
12 17 (17.00%) SQL
12 17 (17.00%) PowerShell
12 17 (17.00%) Security Cleared
13 16 (16.00%) HP
13 16 (16.00%) SAN
14 15 (15.00%) SCOM
15 14 (14.00%) SC Cleared
15 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
16 13 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
17 12 (12.00%) Finance
17 12 (12.00%) SLA
17 12 (12.00%) Cisco
18 11 (11.00%) DNS
18 11 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2013
19 10 (10.00%) Office 365
19 10 (10.00%) Windows 7

Windows Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 22 (22.00%) MS Exchange
2 18 (18.00%) IIS
3 11 (11.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (9.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 8 (8.00%) Lync
6 6 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (4.00%) SharePoint
8 3 (3.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.00%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 6 (6.00%) MS Office
2 3 (3.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.00%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.00%) Office 365
2 3 (3.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.00%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.00%) Route 53
4 1 (1.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 16 (16.00%) SAN
2 11 (11.00%) DNS
3 9 (9.00%) DHCP
4 4 (4.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.00%) NAS
6 2 (2.00%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (2.00%) VPN
6 2 (2.00%) SMS
6 2 (2.00%) WAN
7 1 (1.00%) Internet
7 1 (1.00%) VLAN
7 1 (1.00%) Reverse Proxy
7 1 (1.00%) Cisco IOS
7 1 (1.00%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.00%) Firewall
7 1 (1.00%) NetScaler
7 1 (1.00%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 1 (1.00%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.00%) MSI
1 1 (1.00%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (12.00%) Finance
2 8 (8.00%) Banking
3 4 (4.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.00%) Front Office
4 1 (1.00%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.00%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.00%) .NET
2 2 (2.00%) LAMP
3 1 (1.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.00%) Clustering
2 5 (5.00%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.00%) Fat Client
3 2 (2.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.00%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.00%) Replication
4 1 (1.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.00%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 100 (100.00%) Windows
2 44 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (36.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (22.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 9 (9.00%) Windows XP
6 9 (9.00%) Linux
7 6 (6.00%) UNIX
8 5 (5.00%) HPUX
9 4 (4.00%) Windows 2000
10 2 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (21.00%) ITIL
1 21 (21.00%) Migration
2 13 (13.00%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (8.00%) DevOps
3 8 (8.00%) PRINCE
4 7 (7.00%) Change Management
5 5 (5.00%) Problem Management
6 4 (4.00%) Build Automation
7 3 (3.00%) OO
7 3 (3.00%) Data Migration
8 2 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.00%) Kalman Filter
8 2 (2.00%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.00%) Capacity Management
8 2 (2.00%) ITIL V3
8 2 (2.00%) WAN Optimisation
8 2 (2.00%) QMS
8 2 (2.00%) Risk Analysis
8 2 (2.00%) Fault Management
8 2 (2.00%) WFM
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.00%) SQL
1 17 (17.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.00%) VB.NET
2 5 (5.00%) VBScript
3 4 (4.00%) C#
4 3 (3.00%) VB
5 1 (1.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (17.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (14.00%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (9.00%) MCSE
5 6 (6.00%) MCSA
6 5 (5.00%) MCP
6 5 (5.00%) MCITP
7 4 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (2.00%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (2.00%) CCA
8 2 (2.00%) CCNA
8 2 (2.00%) A+ Certification
9 1 (1.00%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (12.00%) SLA
System Software
1 62 (62.00%) Active Directory
2 31 (31.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (8.00%) XenApp
4 7 (7.00%) Hyper-V
5 4 (4.00%) vSphere
6 3 (3.00%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.00%) vCloud
7 2 (2.00%) UAG
7 2 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (1.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 25 (25.00%) SCCM
2 15 (15.00%) SCOM
3 6 (6.00%) SCSM
4 5 (5.00%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 3 (3.00%) SCOrch
6 2 (2.00%) Puppet
6 2 (2.00%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.00%) WMI
6 2 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.00%) SCVMM
7 1 (1.00%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 60 (60.00%) VMware
2 36 (36.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (20.00%) Citrix
4 16 (16.00%) HP
5 12 (12.00%) Cisco
6 10 (10.00%) Websense
7 6 (6.00%) EMC
8 5 (5.00%) NetApp
8 5 (5.00%) SolarWinds
9 4 (4.00%) IBM
10 3 (3.00%) Dell
11 2 (2.00%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.00%) Rackspace
11 2 (2.00%) AppSense
11 2 (2.00%) Altiris
11 2 (2.00%) Juniper
12 1 (1.00%) Oracle
12 1 (1.00%) CheckPoint
12 1 (1.00%) Symantec
12 1 (1.00%) Remedy