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 19 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Engineer
Rank 573 558 588
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +30
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 39 28 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.068% 0.053% 0.028%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.074% 0.057% 0.030%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 19 11
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£318 £425 £308
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.29% +38.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £280 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £438 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £290 £200 £238
% change year-on-year
+45.00% -15.78%
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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 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 9 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 19 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 +4 34 £318 -25.29% 7
London +13 19 £363 -14.70% 5
City of London +23 5 £325 -23.52% 2
South East +8 4 £205 -41.84%
Berkshire - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Reading - - - -
North West - - - -

Windows Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 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 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 39 (61.90%) Active Directory
3 38 (60.32%) VMware
4 34 (53.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
6 20 (31.75%) SQL Server
7 15 (23.81%) IIS
8 14 (22.22%) Citrix
8 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (20.63%) SAN
10 12 (19.05%) Linux
11 11 (17.46%) DNS
11 11 (17.46%) NetApp
11 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
11 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
12 10 (15.87%) XenApp
12 10 (15.87%) Finance
13 9 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
13 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (12.70%) DHCP
14 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
14 8 (12.70%) LDAP
14 8 (12.70%) WSUS
14 8 (12.70%) SCCM
14 8 (12.70%) VMware ESX
14 8 (12.70%) Clustering
15 7 (11.11%) vSphere
15 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
15 7 (11.11%) SharePoint

Windows Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 15 (23.81%) IIS
2 8 (12.70%) MS Exchange
3 7 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 5 (7.94%) SharePoint 2013
4 5 (7.94%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.17%) Lync
6 2 (3.17%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (9.52%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.17%) Office 365
1 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.59%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (20.63%) SAN
2 11 (17.46%) DNS
3 8 (12.70%) DHCP
3 8 (12.70%) LDAP
4 7 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 6 (9.52%) WAN
6 4 (6.35%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
7 3 (4.76%) Firewall
7 3 (4.76%) Internet
8 2 (3.17%) LAN
8 2 (3.17%) Reverse Proxy
9 1 (1.59%) NAS
9 1 (1.59%) Wireless
9 1 (1.59%) SMTP
9 1 (1.59%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (31.75%) SQL Server
2 7 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2000
3 2 (3.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.59%) DB2
4 1 (1.59%) MongoDB
4 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.59%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (15.87%) Finance
2 4 (6.35%) Banking
3 3 (4.76%) Front Office
4 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.17%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.59%) Advertising
5 1 (1.59%) Legal
5 1 (1.59%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.59%) Retail
5 1 (1.59%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.76%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.70%) Clustering
2 4 (6.35%) Blackberry
3 3 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.17%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (3.17%) NHS
4 2 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 2 (3.17%) Replication
5 1 (1.59%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 63 (100.00%) Windows
2 34 (53.97%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (19.05%) Linux
4 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (9.52%) VMS
6 5 (7.94%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.94%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.17%) UNIX
8 2 (3.17%) Solaris
8 2 (3.17%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.59%) AIX
9 1 (1.59%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (7.94%) Migration
1 5 (7.94%) ITIL
2 4 (6.35%) WAN Optimisation
3 3 (4.76%) Release Management
3 3 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (3.17%) Capacity Management
4 2 (3.17%) Time Management
4 2 (3.17%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.59%) Network Load Balancing
5 1 (1.59%) Investment Management
5 1 (1.59%) Performance Management
5 1 (1.59%) Incident Management
5 1 (1.59%) DRM
5 1 (1.59%) Project Management
5 1 (1.59%) Change Management
5 1 (1.59%) Risk Management
5 1 (1.59%) ERP
5 1 (1.59%) Change Control
5 1 (1.59%) Service Continuity Management
5 1 (1.59%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.52%) SQL
1 6 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 3 (4.76%) VB
3 2 (3.17%) Python
4 1 (1.59%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.59%) C
Qualifications
1 14 (22.22%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (17.46%) SC Cleared
2 11 (17.46%) Security Cleared
3 5 (7.94%) MCSE
4 1 (1.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (1.59%) MCITP
4 1 (1.59%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (1.59%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.94%) SLA
System Software
1 39 (61.90%) Active Directory
2 10 (15.87%) XenApp
3 9 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (12.70%) VMware ESX
5 7 (11.11%) vSphere
6 6 (9.52%) Hyper-V
7 4 (6.35%) UAG
7 4 (6.35%) Terminal Services
8 2 (3.17%) ISA Server
8 2 (3.17%) DFS Replication
9 1 (1.59%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.59%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 8 (12.70%) WSUS
1 8 (12.70%) SCCM
2 5 (7.94%) SCOM
3 3 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (4.76%) WMI
3 3 (4.76%) BladeLogic
4 2 (3.17%) ITRS Geneos
4 2 (3.17%) Netcool
4 2 (3.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 38 (60.32%) VMware
2 23 (36.51%) Microsoft
3 14 (22.22%) Citrix
4 11 (17.46%) NetApp
5 7 (11.11%) HP
6 5 (7.94%) Dell
7 4 (6.35%) F5
7 4 (6.35%) IBM
7 4 (6.35%) Juniper
8 3 (4.76%) McAfee
9 2 (3.17%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.17%) Oracle
9 2 (3.17%) Novell
9 2 (3.17%) Veritas
9 2 (3.17%) Altiris
9 2 (3.17%) Riverbed
9 2 (3.17%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.59%) Axway
10 1 (1.59%) Websense
10 1 (1.59%) EMC
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