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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Engineer
Rank 587 547 551
Rank change year-on-year
-40 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 42 34 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.072% 0.065% 0.050%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.079% 0.070% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 14
Average daily rate
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£270 £350 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.85% -7.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £271 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £435 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £288 £400
% change year-on-year
-6.08% -28.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.56 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.77% +26.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £24.88 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+0.50% -0.50%

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
52873 48864 52221
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.73% 92.77% 93.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 32949 29518 29383
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2105 2573
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £39.45 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.20 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.85% -7.42%

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 20 October 2014.

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 29 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 20 October 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 -24 37 £270 -22.85% 8
South East -6 13 £339 -21.22%
London +5 12 £300 -21.05% 3
West Sussex - 7 £350 -
Cheshire +9 4 £265 - 1
North West -7 4 £265 - 1
City of London +20 3 £330 -23.47% 1
Berkshire +12 2 - -
South West -35 2 £265 -0.93% 1
Yorkshire - 2 £300 - 3
Reading - 2 - -
Hampshire - 1 £270 -
Milton Keynes - 1 - -
Crawley - 1 £338 -
Leeds - 1 £270 -
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 £270 -
West Midlands - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Bristol - - - - 1
Coventry - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Manchester - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Staines - - - -
Winchester - - - -

Windows Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (77.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 51 (53.68%) Active Directory
4 49 (51.58%) VMware
5 48 (50.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 37 (38.95%) Windows Server 2012
7 26 (27.37%) Citrix
8 24 (25.26%) Microsoft
8 24 (25.26%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (21.05%) PowerShell
9 20 (21.05%) SCCM
10 19 (20.00%) SC Cleared
10 19 (20.00%) Security Cleared
10 19 (20.00%) DNS
11 18 (18.95%) Finance
12 15 (15.79%) DHCP
12 15 (15.79%) SQL
12 15 (15.79%) Hyper-V
13 14 (14.74%) Windows 7
13 14 (14.74%) ITIL
13 14 (14.74%) Clustering
14 13 (13.68%) Firewall
14 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
15 12 (12.63%) TCP/IP
15 12 (12.63%) MS Exchange
15 12 (12.63%) Migration
15 12 (12.63%) WSUS
16 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
16 11 (11.58%) Cisco
17 10 (10.53%) HP

Windows Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 2014, 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 12 (12.63%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2003
2 6 (6.32%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (6.32%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.26%) IIS
4 4 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (2.11%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
6 1 (1.05%) Lync
6 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
6 1 (1.05%) Apache
6 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.05%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.05%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 6 (6.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.26%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.05%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (20.00%) DNS
2 15 (15.79%) DHCP
3 13 (13.68%) Firewall
4 12 (12.63%) TCP/IP
5 10 (10.53%) LAN
5 10 (10.53%) WAN
6 8 (8.42%) VPN
6 8 (8.42%) SAN
7 6 (6.32%) IPv4
7 6 (6.32%) IPv6
8 3 (3.16%) NAS
9 2 (2.11%) DMZ
9 2 (2.11%) VLAN
9 2 (2.11%) Kerberos
10 1 (1.05%) Network Security
10 1 (1.05%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.05%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.58%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.16%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.05%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.05%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.05%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.05%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (18.95%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Banking
3 6 (6.32%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.21%) Law
4 4 (4.21%) Legal
5 2 (2.11%) Local Government
5 2 (2.11%) Retail
6 1 (1.05%) Online Betting
6 1 (1.05%) Publishing
6 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.32%) Web Services
2 1 (1.05%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.05%) Middleware
2 1 (1.05%) OLE
2 1 (1.05%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.74%) Clustering
2 6 (6.32%) Replication
2 6 (6.32%) iPad
3 3 (3.16%) Open Source
3 3 (3.16%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.16%) PKI
3 3 (3.16%) Fat Client
4 2 (2.11%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.05%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.05%) Celerra
5 1 (1.05%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.05%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 95 (100.00%) Windows
2 74 (77.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (50.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 37 (38.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (14.74%) Windows 7
6 9 (9.47%) Linux
7 4 (4.21%) UNIX
7 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.11%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (2.11%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.05%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.05%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.05%) CentOS
9 1 (1.05%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (14.74%) ITIL
2 12 (12.63%) Migration
3 6 (6.32%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (4.21%) Service Management
6 3 (3.16%) Change Management
6 3 (3.16%) Risk Assessment
6 3 (3.16%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.16%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.11%) Problem Management
7 2 (2.11%) Project Management
7 2 (2.11%) Software Deployment
7 2 (2.11%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (2.11%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (2.11%) ITIL V3
8 1 (1.05%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (1.05%) Line Management
8 1 (1.05%) Coaching
8 1 (1.05%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 20 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 15 (15.79%) SQL
3 4 (4.21%) Perl
4 3 (3.16%) VBScript
4 3 (3.16%) VB
5 2 (2.11%) Ruby
5 2 (2.11%) Korn
5 2 (2.11%) C
5 2 (2.11%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.05%) C#
6 1 (1.05%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (20.00%) SC Cleared
1 19 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 13 (13.68%) Microsoft Certification
3 10 (10.53%) MCSE
4 6 (6.32%) MCP
5 4 (4.21%) MCITP
6 2 (2.11%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (2.11%) MCTS
6 2 (2.11%) CCNP
6 2 (2.11%) CCNA
7 1 (1.05%) CCA
7 1 (1.05%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.05%) Degree
7 1 (1.05%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.11%) SLA
System Software
1 51 (53.68%) Active Directory
2 24 (25.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (15.79%) Hyper-V
4 10 (10.53%) XenApp
5 8 (8.42%) VMware ESX
5 8 (8.42%) vSphere
6 5 (5.26%) XenDesktop
7 4 (4.21%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (4.21%) Terminal Services
8 3 (3.16%) ISA Server
8 3 (3.16%) XenServer
8 3 (3.16%) VMware Server
8 3 (3.16%) NFS
9 1 (1.05%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (1.05%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (21.05%) SCCM
2 12 (12.63%) WSUS
3 8 (8.42%) SCOM
4 7 (7.37%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (3.16%) SCVMM
5 3 (3.16%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.16%) Nagios
6 2 (2.11%) Puppet
6 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.11%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.05%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.05%) ARCserve
7 1 (1.05%) Legato
7 1 (1.05%) Tivoli
7 1 (1.05%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.05%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.05%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.05%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 49 (51.58%) VMware
2 26 (27.37%) Citrix
3 24 (25.26%) Microsoft
4 11 (11.58%) Cisco
5 10 (10.53%) HP
6 8 (8.42%) McAfee
7 6 (6.32%) Apple
7 6 (6.32%) Dell
7 6 (6.32%) EMC
8 5 (5.26%) IBM
8 5 (5.26%) NetApp
9 4 (4.21%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.11%) Altiris
10 2 (2.11%) Isilon
10 2 (2.11%) Veritas
10 2 (2.11%) Intel
11 1 (1.05%) BMC
11 1 (1.05%) CommVault
11 1 (1.05%) Compaq
11 1 (1.05%) Lotus
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