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 27 July 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
27 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Engineer
Rank 555 565 551
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -14
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 56 28 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.098% 0.051% 0.067%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.055% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 18 25
Average daily rate
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£400 £338 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.51% -20.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £246 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £529 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £295 £213
% change year-on-year
+16.52% +38.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £11.78 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £11.78 - -

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
52742 50612 47222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.44% 92.51% 92.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 33530 30753 27617
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1944 2005 2147
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.80 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.50 £17.23
% change year-on-year
- -4.20%

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 27 July 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 22 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 27 July 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 54 £413 +22.22% 9
London +33 40 £450 -7.69% 6
South West +6 6 £325 +30.00%
Wiltshire - 4 £325 -
Swindon - 4 £325 -
Cheshire -3 3 - -
Chester -5 3 - -
City of London -8 3 £425 -20.93% 1
North West -19 3 - -
South East -22 3 £375 +15.38%
Scotland -4 2 £328 -
North East -25 2 £275 -5.17%
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £328 -
Berkshire -2 1 £375 +11.11%
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 £300 -
Slough - 1 £375 -
Epsom - 1 £363 -
Gloucester - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £363 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 £300 -
Cheltenham - 1 - -

Windows Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 July 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Windows
2 67 (61.47%) Active Directory
3 66 (60.55%) VMware
4 47 (43.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (33.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (29.36%) Microsoft
7 29 (26.61%) VMware Infrastructure
8 25 (22.94%) PowerShell
8 25 (22.94%) SCCM
9 20 (18.35%) SQL
9 20 (18.35%) Finance
10 18 (16.51%) Citrix
10 18 (16.51%) Security Cleared
11 17 (15.60%) Migration
12 16 (14.68%) SLA
12 16 (14.68%) HP
12 16 (14.68%) ITIL
13 15 (13.76%) Websense
13 15 (13.76%) SCOM
13 15 (13.76%) vCloud
14 14 (12.84%) MS Exchange
15 13 (11.93%) SAN
15 13 (11.93%) IIS
16 12 (11.01%) Linux
17 11 (10.09%) SQL Server
17 11 (10.09%) VBScript
17 11 (10.09%) Microsoft Certification
17 11 (10.09%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (10.09%) DNS
17 11 (10.09%) Banking

Windows Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 July 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 14 (12.84%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.93%) IIS
3 9 (8.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (7.34%) Lync
4 8 (7.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (6.42%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (3.67%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.83%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.92%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.92%) JBoss
9 1 (0.92%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.92%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (0.92%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.75%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (1.83%) Oracle Financials
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.67%) Office 365
2 3 (2.75%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.83%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (0.92%) Route 53
4 1 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.93%) SAN
2 11 (10.09%) DNS
3 9 (8.26%) DHCP
4 5 (4.59%) Firewall
5 4 (3.67%) TCP/IP
6 3 (2.75%) WAN
6 3 (2.75%) NAS
7 2 (1.83%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (1.83%) LAN
7 2 (1.83%) SMS
7 2 (1.83%) VPN
8 1 (0.92%) SSL
8 1 (0.92%) SMTP
8 1 (0.92%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (0.92%) NetScaler
8 1 (0.92%) SSH
8 1 (0.92%) VLAN
8 1 (0.92%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.92%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (10.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.92%) MSI
General
1 20 (18.35%) Finance
2 11 (10.09%) Banking
3 4 (3.67%) Investment Banking
4 3 (2.75%) Front Office
5 1 (0.92%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.92%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.42%) .NET
2 2 (1.83%) Web Services
2 2 (1.83%) LAMP
3 1 (0.92%) Java EE
3 1 (0.92%) Middleware
3 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.34%) Data Centre
2 7 (6.42%) Clustering
3 4 (3.67%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.83%) Client/Server
4 2 (1.83%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.83%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.83%) Fat Client
4 2 (1.83%) User Experience
4 2 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (0.92%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.92%) Hedge funds
5 1 (0.92%) PKI
5 1 (0.92%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 109 (100.00%) Windows
2 47 (43.12%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (33.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (11.01%) Linux
5 11 (10.09%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (9.17%) Windows 7
7 7 (6.42%) UNIX
8 5 (4.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 5 (4.59%) HPUX
9 3 (2.75%) Windows XP
10 2 (1.83%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.60%) Migration
2 16 (14.68%) ITIL
3 9 (8.26%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (7.34%) Server Building
5 7 (6.42%) Problem Management
6 4 (3.67%) WFM
6 4 (3.67%) Build Automation
7 3 (2.75%) Risk Analysis
7 3 (2.75%) Change Management
7 3 (2.75%) OO
7 3 (2.75%) PRINCE
7 3 (2.75%) Project Management
8 2 (1.83%) Configuration Management
8 2 (1.83%) CRM
8 2 (1.83%) E-Commerce
8 2 (1.83%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.83%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (1.83%) Load Balancing
8 2 (1.83%) Fault Management
8 2 (1.83%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 25 (22.94%) PowerShell
2 20 (18.35%) SQL
3 11 (10.09%) VBScript
4 7 (6.42%) VB.NET
4 7 (6.42%) C#
5 6 (5.50%) Bash Shell
6 2 (1.83%) Java
6 2 (1.83%) VB
7 1 (0.92%) Python
7 1 (0.92%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (16.51%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.09%) SC Cleared
2 11 (10.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (7.34%) MCSE
4 7 (6.42%) MCSA
5 5 (4.59%) MCITP
6 4 (3.67%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (2.75%) MCP
8 2 (1.83%) DV Cleared
8 2 (1.83%) CCNA
8 2 (1.83%) CCA
8 2 (1.83%) A+ Certification
8 2 (1.83%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (1.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (1.83%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (14.68%) SLA
System Software
1 67 (61.47%) Active Directory
2 29 (26.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (13.76%) vCloud
4 7 (6.42%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.42%) XenApp
5 5 (4.59%) VMware ESX
5 5 (4.59%) vSphere
6 3 (2.75%) DFS Replication
7 2 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.83%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.92%) Xen
8 1 (0.92%) VMware Server
8 1 (0.92%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.92%) UAG
8 1 (0.92%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 25 (22.94%) SCCM
2 15 (13.76%) SCOM
3 8 (7.34%) SCSM
4 5 (4.59%) SCOrch
4 5 (4.59%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 3 (2.75%) SCVMM
5 3 (2.75%) WSUS
6 2 (1.83%) Puppet
6 2 (1.83%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.92%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.92%) BladeLogic
7 1 (0.92%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.92%) SCDPM
7 1 (0.92%) NetVault Backup
Vendors
1 66 (60.55%) VMware
2 32 (29.36%) Microsoft
3 18 (16.51%) Citrix
4 16 (14.68%) HP
5 15 (13.76%) Websense
6 9 (8.26%) Cisco
7 8 (7.34%) IBM
8 5 (4.59%) EMC
9 2 (1.83%) Oracle
9 2 (1.83%) McAfee
9 2 (1.83%) Symantec
9 2 (1.83%) NetApp
9 2 (1.83%) Altiris
9 2 (1.83%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.83%) 3PAR
9 2 (1.83%) Rackspace
10 1 (0.92%) MobileIron
10 1 (0.92%) Cyber-Ark
10 1 (0.92%) Dell Compellent
10 1 (0.92%) Lotus
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