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 25 July 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Engineer
Rank 565 534 571
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +37
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 28 34 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.051% 0.067% 0.022%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.055% 0.072% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 25 10
Average daily rate
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£338 £425 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.58% +30.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £210 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £529 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £213 £250
% change year-on-year
+38.82% -15.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50509 47198 53521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.39% 92.49% 92.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 30674 27610 29823
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £239
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £560
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
- +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1993 2137 2716
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.19
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -6.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 25 July 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 25 July 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 -37 23 £338 -20.58% 4
South East -4 10 £325 +160.00%
London -10 8 £488 +12.06% 3
Berkshire - 8 £338 -
Reading - 7 £338 -
Scotland -17 5 - -
City of London +3 2 £538 +23.56% 2
Glasgow - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -

Windows Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 37 (64.91%) Active Directory
3 27 (47.37%) VMware
3 27 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (31.58%) Microsoft
5 13 (22.81%) SQL Server
6 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 11 (19.30%) Windows 7
7 11 (19.30%) IIS
7 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
8 10 (17.54%) DNS
8 10 (17.54%) Linux
8 10 (17.54%) Citrix
8 10 (17.54%) Banking
9 9 (15.79%) WSUS
9 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
9 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (15.79%) HP
10 8 (14.04%) LDAP
10 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
11 7 (12.28%) DHCP
11 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (12.28%) Windows XP
11 7 (12.28%) Clustering
11 7 (12.28%) Finance
11 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
12 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (10.53%) SLA
12 6 (10.53%) VB
13 5 (8.77%) VMware ESX

Windows Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 11 (19.30%) MS Exchange
1 11 (19.30%) IIS
2 6 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (7.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (5.26%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 8 (14.04%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.51%) MS Office
3 1 (1.75%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (17.54%) DNS
2 8 (14.04%) LDAP
3 7 (12.28%) DHCP
4 3 (5.26%) Internet
5 2 (3.51%) Firewall
5 2 (3.51%) NAS
5 2 (3.51%) LAN
5 2 (3.51%) WAN
6 1 (1.75%) SMTP
6 1 (1.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (22.81%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 1 (1.75%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 10 (17.54%) Banking
2 7 (12.28%) Finance
3 3 (5.26%) Front Office
3 3 (5.26%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.75%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.26%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) Clustering
2 4 (7.02%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (7.02%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.51%) Replication
4 1 (1.75%) Fixed Income
4 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 57 (100.00%) Windows
2 27 (47.37%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (19.30%) Windows 7
4 10 (17.54%) Linux
5 9 (15.79%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (12.28%) Windows XP
7 5 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (5.26%) Windows 8
9 2 (3.51%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.51%) UNIX
9 2 (3.51%) Solaris
10 1 (1.75%) AIX
10 1 (1.75%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (5.26%) ITIL
1 3 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (3.51%) Risk Management
2 2 (3.51%) Migration
2 2 (3.51%) Release Management
2 2 (3.51%) Capacity Management
3 1 (1.75%) Database Security
3 1 (1.75%) Service Continuity Management
3 1 (1.75%) DevOps
3 1 (1.75%) Investment Management
3 1 (1.75%) Time Management
3 1 (1.75%) Performance Management
3 1 (1.75%) Security Architecture
3 1 (1.75%) ITIL V2
3 1 (1.75%) Change Control
3 1 (1.75%) Asset Management
3 1 (1.75%) Incident Management
3 1 (1.75%) Problem Management
3 1 (1.75%) ERP
3 1 (1.75%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.28%) PowerShell
2 6 (10.53%) VB
3 4 (7.02%) SQL
4 2 (3.51%) Python
5 1 (1.75%) Shell Script
5 1 (1.75%) VBScript
5 1 (1.75%) Perl
Qualifications
1 12 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.79%) SC Cleared
3 7 (12.28%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (5.26%) MCSE
4 3 (5.26%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (64.91%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.77%) Terminal Services
2 5 (8.77%) VMware ESX
2 5 (8.77%) XenApp
3 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.02%) Hyper-V
3 4 (7.02%) vSphere
4 3 (5.26%) DFS Replication
5 2 (3.51%) NFS
5 2 (3.51%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.75%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) WSUS
2 3 (5.26%) SCCM
2 3 (5.26%) McAfee ePO
2 3 (5.26%) WMI
2 3 (5.26%) BladeLogic
3 2 (3.51%) Netcool
3 2 (3.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (3.51%) ITRS Geneos
4 1 (1.75%) Unicenter
4 1 (1.75%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 27 (47.37%) VMware
2 18 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 10 (17.54%) Citrix
4 9 (15.79%) HP
5 3 (5.26%) Dell
5 3 (5.26%) McAfee
6 2 (3.51%) Veritas
6 2 (3.51%) Altiris
6 2 (3.51%) CA
6 2 (3.51%) IBM
6 2 (3.51%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (1.75%) NetApp
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle
7 1 (1.75%) Sybase
7 1 (1.75%) EMC
7 1 (1.75%) Axway
7 1 (1.75%) Gemalto
7 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.75%) Websense