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 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Engineer
Rank 525 543 527
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -16
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 47 31 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.091% 0.061% 0.026%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.099% 0.066% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 23 8
Average daily rate
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£375 £315 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.04% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £211 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £400 £374
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £290 £338
% change year-on-year
+33.62% -14.07%
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
47659 47013 42321
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.41% 92.36% 92.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 29398 27746 24152
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1803 2001 2307
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.70 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

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 26 February 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 26 February 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 +9 44 £381 +21.03% 8
London +8 21 £375 +3.44% 4
South East -16 11 £450 +74.75% 2
South West -4 5 £400 +1.26% 2
City of London +14 3 £425 +13.33% 1
West Midlands -6 3 £300 +28.34%
North West -13 3 £325 +18.18%
Scotland - 3 £125 - 2
East Midlands - 1 - -
Northamptonshire - 1 - -
Northampton - 1 - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - - 1
Twickenham - - - -
Berkshire - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Nairn - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Moray - - - -
East of England - - - -

Windows Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 56 (59.57%) Active Directory
3 55 (58.51%) VMware
4 50 (53.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (40.43%) Microsoft
6 30 (31.91%) SAN
7 25 (26.60%) HP
7 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (25.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (25.53%) MS Exchange
9 23 (24.47%) VMware Infrastructure
9 23 (24.47%) Migration
10 20 (21.28%) SCCM
11 17 (18.09%) ITIL
11 17 (18.09%) SLA
12 16 (17.02%) NetApp
12 16 (17.02%) IIS
13 14 (14.89%) Blackberry
13 14 (14.89%) PowerShell
13 14 (14.89%) Office 365
14 13 (13.83%) Lync
14 13 (13.83%) Clustering
15 12 (12.77%) SCOM
15 12 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (12.77%) Citrix
15 12 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2010
16 11 (11.70%) Hyper-V
16 11 (11.70%) SolarWinds
16 11 (11.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
16 11 (11.70%) DNS

Windows Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 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 24 (25.53%) MS Exchange
2 16 (17.02%) IIS
3 13 (13.83%) Lync
4 12 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2010
5 11 (11.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (5.32%) Exchange Server 2013
7 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (3.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (3.19%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (3.19%) SharePoint
Applications
1 6 (6.38%) MS Office
2 3 (3.19%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.89%) Office 365
2 3 (3.19%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (2.13%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (1.06%) SaaS
4 1 (1.06%) Route 53
4 1 (1.06%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 30 (31.91%) SAN
2 11 (11.70%) DNS
3 8 (8.51%) DHCP
4 6 (6.38%) TCP/IP
5 3 (3.19%) WAN
5 3 (3.19%) DMZ
5 3 (3.19%) NAS
5 3 (3.19%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 2 (2.13%) Firewall
6 2 (2.13%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (2.13%) SMS
7 1 (1.06%) Broadband
7 1 (1.06%) Internet
7 1 (1.06%) Wireless
7 1 (1.06%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (10.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.06%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (1.06%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (10.64%) Finance
2 7 (7.45%) Banking
3 5 (5.32%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.06%) Retail
5 1 (1.06%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.06%) Advertising
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.26%) .NET
2 1 (1.06%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.89%) Blackberry
2 13 (13.83%) Clustering
3 9 (9.57%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.06%) Smartcard
4 1 (1.06%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.06%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 94 (100.00%) Windows
2 50 (53.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (26.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (25.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (9.57%) Windows 7
6 8 (8.51%) Windows XP
7 7 (7.45%) UNIX
8 5 (5.32%) HPUX
9 4 (4.26%) Windows 2000
10 3 (3.19%) VMS
11 2 (2.13%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (1.06%) Apple iOS
12 1 (1.06%) Solaris
12 1 (1.06%) Linux
12 1 (1.06%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (24.47%) Migration
2 17 (18.09%) ITIL
3 8 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (8.51%) Change Management
3 8 (8.51%) DevOps
4 6 (6.38%) Problem Management
5 5 (5.32%) PRINCE
5 5 (5.32%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (3.19%) ITIL V3
6 3 (3.19%) WAN Optimisation
6 3 (3.19%) Data Migration
7 2 (2.13%) QMS
7 2 (2.13%) Risk Analysis
7 2 (2.13%) Service Delivery
7 2 (2.13%) OO
7 2 (2.13%) CRM
7 2 (2.13%) Build Automation
7 2 (2.13%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.06%) Performance Analysis
8 1 (1.06%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 14 (14.89%) PowerShell
2 9 (9.57%) SQL
3 4 (4.26%) VBScript
3 4 (4.26%) VB.NET
3 4 (4.26%) C#
4 2 (2.13%) VB
5 1 (1.06%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (12.77%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (10.64%) MCSE
2 10 (10.64%) SC Cleared
2 10 (10.64%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.26%) MCP
4 3 (3.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (2.13%) MCITP
5 2 (2.13%) CCA
5 2 (2.13%) VCP4
6 1 (1.06%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (1.06%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (18.09%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (59.57%) Active Directory
2 23 (24.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (11.70%) Hyper-V
4 9 (9.57%) VMware ESX
5 6 (6.38%) vSphere
6 4 (4.26%) XenApp
7 3 (3.19%) UAG
7 3 (3.19%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.19%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.13%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.06%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 20 (21.28%) SCCM
2 12 (12.77%) SCOM
3 6 (6.38%) SCSM
4 4 (4.26%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 3 (3.19%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.13%) WMI
6 2 (2.13%) BladeLogic
6 2 (2.13%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (2.13%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.06%) Puppet
7 1 (1.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 55 (58.51%) VMware
2 38 (40.43%) Microsoft
3 25 (26.60%) HP
4 16 (17.02%) NetApp
5 12 (12.77%) Citrix
6 11 (11.70%) SolarWinds
7 8 (8.51%) EMC
8 7 (7.45%) Websense
9 6 (6.38%) Dell
10 4 (4.26%) 3PAR
11 3 (3.19%) F5
11 3 (3.19%) Cisco
11 3 (3.19%) Juniper
12 2 (2.13%) IBM
12 2 (2.13%) Novell
12 2 (2.13%) AppSense
12 2 (2.13%) Altiris
12 2 (2.13%) Riverbed
13 1 (1.06%) Symantec
13 1 (1.06%) Remedy
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