The table below looks at the statistics for the Windows Server 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 Server Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 27 April 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 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Engineer
Rank 526 561 515
Rank change year-on-year
+35 -46
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 71 38 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.070% 0.057%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.14% 0.076% 0.061%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 18 17
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£310 £323 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +43.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £243 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £403 £381
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £316 £175
% change year-on-year
-5.13% +80.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 3
Average hourly rate £22.00 £29.75 £34.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-26.05% -12.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £29.75 £78.75
% change year-on-year
- -62.22%

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
51405 50272 44109
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.27% 92.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 31215 30675 25226
Average daily rate £400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1987 2178
Average hourly rate £17.45 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% -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 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.71% -

Windows Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Windows Server Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Server Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server Engineer within the UK.

Windows Server Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Server Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 2015.

Windows Server Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Server Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server Engineer within the UK.

Windows Server Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Server Engineer
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 27 April 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 +32 68 £310 -4.61% 4
London +3 26 £431 +17.34% 2
West Midlands - 16 £300 -
Yorkshire - 14 £239 -
City of London +17 10 £450 +50.00%
Birmingham - 7 £238 -
West Yorkshire - 7 £200 -
South East -24 6 £373 +16.40% 1
Coventry - 5 £334 -
North Yorkshire - 4 £300 -
East of England +13 3 £300 +33.33%
South West -1 3 £500 +31.57%
Halifax - 3 £200 -
East Midlands -3 2 - -
Surrey -3 2 £438 +13.63%
East Yorkshire - 2 £180 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
Truro - 2 - -
Cornwall - 2 - -
Bradford - 2 - -
Hull - 2 £180 -
Northallerton - 2 £300 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Berkshire +4 1 - - 1
Guildford +3 1 - -
Scotland +3 1 - -
Manchester -9 1 £200 - 1
Hampshire -11 1 £325 +9.24%
North West -26 1 £200 -30.43% 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £300 -

Windows Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows Server 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 Server Engineer in their job title.

1 109 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (68.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 71 (65.14%) VMware
4 61 (55.96%) Active Directory
5 60 (55.05%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (40.37%) Windows Server 2012
7 38 (34.86%) Microsoft
8 32 (29.36%) SAN
8 32 (29.36%) Migration
8 32 (29.36%) VMware Infrastructure
9 29 (26.61%) ITIL
10 26 (23.85%) SQL Server
11 22 (20.18%) Finance
12 21 (19.27%) MS Exchange
13 20 (18.35%) HP
14 18 (16.51%) DNS
15 17 (15.60%) Cisco
16 15 (13.76%) Microsoft Certification
16 15 (13.76%) DHCP
16 15 (13.76%) Banking
16 15 (13.76%) SCCM
17 14 (12.84%) EMC
18 13 (11.93%) MCSE
18 13 (11.93%) IIS
18 13 (11.93%) NAS
18 13 (11.93%) vSphere
19 12 (11.01%) Capacity Planning
19 12 (11.01%) Clustering
20 11 (10.09%) MCITP
20 11 (10.09%) SQL

Windows Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows Server 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 Server Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 21 (19.27%) MS Exchange
2 13 (11.93%) IIS
3 7 (6.42%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.50%) Lync
4 6 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (2.75%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (2.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 3 (2.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.92%) Apache
7 1 (0.92%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (4.59%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.92%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.83%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (29.36%) SAN
2 18 (16.51%) DNS
3 15 (13.76%) DHCP
4 13 (11.93%) NAS
5 9 (8.26%) TCP/IP
5 9 (8.26%) LAN
5 9 (8.26%) WAN
6 5 (4.59%) Internet
6 5 (4.59%) Firewall
7 4 (3.67%) Intranet
8 3 (2.75%) VoIP
9 2 (1.83%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.92%) SMTP
10 1 (0.92%) VPN
10 1 (0.92%) HTTP
10 1 (0.92%) VLAN
10 1 (0.92%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
10 1 (0.92%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (23.85%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.83%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.92%) DB2
3 1 (0.92%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.92%) MongoDB
General
1 22 (20.18%) Finance
2 15 (13.76%) Banking
3 4 (3.67%) Local Government
4 3 (2.75%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.92%) Retail
5 1 (0.92%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.92%) Back Office
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.50%) .NET
2 2 (1.83%) XML
3 1 (0.92%) Middleware
3 1 (0.92%) X-Windows
3 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.92%) COM+
3 1 (0.92%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (11.01%) Clustering
2 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.75%) PKI
3 3 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (1.83%) Thin Client
4 2 (1.83%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.83%) CMDB
4 2 (1.83%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.92%) Open Source
5 1 (0.92%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 109 (100.00%) Windows
2 75 (68.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 60 (55.05%) Windows Server 2003
4 44 (40.37%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (7.34%) Windows 2000
6 7 (6.42%) Windows 7
7 5 (4.59%) Linux
8 3 (2.75%) Solaris
9 2 (1.83%) UNIX
9 2 (1.83%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.83%) CentOS
10 1 (0.92%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.92%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.92%) Debian
10 1 (0.92%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.36%) Migration
2 29 (26.61%) ITIL
3 12 (11.01%) Capacity Planning
4 8 (7.34%) Incident Management
5 5 (4.59%) Project Management
5 5 (4.59%) Validation
5 5 (4.59%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (3.67%) Regression Testing
7 3 (2.75%) Change Management
8 2 (1.83%) ITIL V3
8 2 (1.83%) Server Monitoring
9 1 (0.92%) Mentoring
9 1 (0.92%) Capacity Management
9 1 (0.92%) Business Continuity Planning
9 1 (0.92%) Performance Tuning
9 1 (0.92%) Security Management
9 1 (0.92%) Service Delivery
9 1 (0.92%) Configuration Management
9 1 (0.92%) Load Balancing
9 1 (0.92%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (10.09%) SQL
2 7 (6.42%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.75%) C
4 1 (0.92%) Perl
4 1 (0.92%) Python
4 1 (0.92%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 15 (13.76%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (11.93%) MCSE
3 11 (10.09%) MCITP
4 6 (5.50%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.75%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 2 (1.83%) MCSA
6 2 (1.83%) MCP
7 1 (0.92%) HNC
7 1 (0.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.92%) CCNA
7 1 (0.92%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.59%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (55.96%) Active Directory
2 32 (29.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (11.93%) vSphere
4 7 (6.42%) XenDesktop
5 5 (4.59%) Hyper-V
5 5 (4.59%) XenApp
6 4 (3.67%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.75%) XenServer
8 2 (1.83%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.83%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.83%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.83%) UAG
9 1 (0.92%) vCloud
9 1 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.92%) NFS
9 1 (0.92%) Firmware
9 1 (0.92%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 15 (13.76%) SCCM
2 5 (4.59%) SCOM
3 4 (3.67%) WSUS
4 2 (1.83%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.92%) NetBackup
5 1 (0.92%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.92%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.92%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.92%) MOM
5 1 (0.92%) Puppet
5 1 (0.92%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.92%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.92%) vMotion
Vendors
1 71 (65.14%) VMware
2 38 (34.86%) Microsoft
3 20 (18.35%) HP
4 17 (15.60%) Cisco
5 14 (12.84%) EMC
6 11 (10.09%) Citrix
6 11 (10.09%) NetApp
7 4 (3.67%) IBM
8 3 (2.75%) Sun
8 3 (2.75%) Dell
8 3 (2.75%) Avaya
8 3 (2.75%) Veeam
9 2 (1.83%) SolarWinds
9 2 (1.83%) Symantec
9 2 (1.83%) Intel
10 1 (0.92%) McAfee
10 1 (0.92%) Sophos
10 1 (0.92%) Altiris
10 1 (0.92%) Greenplum
10 1 (0.92%) CommVault
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