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 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Engineer
Rank 532 539 517
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 75 43 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.082% 0.068%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.15% 0.088% 0.073%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 25 23
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£300 £316 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.13% +5.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £238 £137
10% offered a daily rate of more than £409 £413 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £268 £300
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -10.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 5
Average hourly rate - £31.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +3.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £31.00 £26.88
% change year-on-year
- +15.34%

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
50008 48637 43579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.32% 92.39% 92.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 30924 30184 25017
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 £240
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 1983 2005 2160
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £40.50 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -2.85%

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +6 72 £300 -6.25% 3
London -2 26 £354 +8.84%
West Midlands - 17 £300 -
Yorkshire - 12 £300 -
City of London +15 9 £350 -6.66%
South East -16 7 £350 +0.71%
Birmingham - 7 £238 -
Coventry - 6 £341 -
West Yorkshire - 6 £200 -
East of England +10 5 £294 +23.68%
North Yorkshire - 5 £300 -
Berkshire -7 3 £350 +18.64%
North West -24 3 £200 -30.43% 1
East Midlands - 3 - -
Nottinghamshire - 3 - -
Halifax - 3 £200 -
Manchester - 3 £200 - 1
Northallerton - 3 £300 -
Nottingham - 3 - -
South West +11 2 - - 2
Surrey +4 2 £438 +10.75%
Hertfordshire - 2 £300 -
Slough - 2 £350 -
Bradford - 2 - -
Bedfordshire +5 1 £288 +24.32%
Norfolk -2 1 - -
Hampshire -3 1 £325 -
Scotland -6 1 £300 +12.14%
Wales - 1 £263 - 2
South Wales - 1 £263 - 2

Windows Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 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.

1 120 (100.00%) Windows
2 84 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 83 (69.17%) VMware
4 68 (56.67%) Active Directory
5 65 (54.17%) Windows Server 2003
6 50 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
7 40 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 38 (31.67%) SAN
8 38 (31.67%) VMware Infrastructure
9 33 (27.50%) Migration
10 32 (26.67%) SQL Server
11 31 (25.83%) ITIL
12 26 (21.67%) Finance
13 25 (20.83%) DNS
14 24 (20.00%) MS Exchange
15 21 (17.50%) Cisco
16 19 (15.83%) DHCP
17 18 (15.00%) EMC
17 18 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
18 17 (14.17%) HP
18 17 (14.17%) IIS
18 17 (14.17%) Banking
18 17 (14.17%) SCCM
19 14 (11.67%) Capacity Planning
19 14 (11.67%) Clustering
19 14 (11.67%) NAS
19 14 (11.67%) MCSE
19 14 (11.67%) NetApp
20 13 (10.83%) Citrix
20 13 (10.83%) MCITP

Windows Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 24 (20.00%) MS Exchange
2 17 (14.17%) IIS
3 9 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (6.67%) Lync
5 6 (5.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.33%) SharePoint 2010
6 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.67%) Apache
9 1 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2000
9 1 (0.83%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.33%) MS Office
3 1 (0.83%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.83%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (31.67%) SAN
2 25 (20.83%) DNS
3 19 (15.83%) DHCP
4 14 (11.67%) NAS
5 12 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 12 (10.00%) LAN
5 12 (10.00%) WAN
6 7 (5.83%) Firewall
7 4 (3.33%) Intranet
7 4 (3.33%) Internet
8 3 (2.50%) VoIP
8 3 (2.50%) VPN
8 3 (2.50%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.67%) VLAN
10 1 (0.83%) LDAP
10 1 (0.83%) SMTP
10 1 (0.83%) HTTP
10 1 (0.83%) Network Security
10 1 (0.83%) Multicast
10 1 (0.83%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.83%) DB2
3 1 (0.83%) MySQL
3 1 (0.83%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.83%) MongoDB
General
1 26 (21.67%) Finance
2 17 (14.17%) Banking
3 4 (3.33%) Local Government
4 3 (2.50%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.67%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.67%) Back Office
6 1 (0.83%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.00%) .NET
2 2 (1.67%) XML
3 1 (0.83%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.83%) COM+
3 1 (0.83%) Web Services
3 1 (0.83%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.67%) Clustering
2 7 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.33%) PKI
4 3 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.67%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.67%) CMDB
6 1 (0.83%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.83%) Thin Client
6 1 (0.83%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.83%) Fat Client
6 1 (0.83%) Symmetrix
6 1 (0.83%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 120 (100.00%) Windows
2 84 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 65 (54.17%) Windows Server 2003
4 50 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (9.17%) Windows 2000
6 8 (6.67%) Windows 7
6 8 (6.67%) Linux
7 3 (2.50%) Solaris
7 3 (2.50%) UNIX
7 3 (2.50%) CentOS
8 2 (1.67%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.67%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.83%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.83%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.83%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (27.50%) Migration
2 31 (25.83%) ITIL
3 14 (11.67%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (8.33%) Incident Management
5 6 (5.00%) Project Management
5 6 (5.00%) Validation
6 5 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (3.33%) Regression Testing
8 3 (2.50%) Change Management
9 2 (1.67%) ITIL V3
9 2 (1.67%) Change Control
9 2 (1.67%) Server Monitoring
9 2 (1.67%) Time Management
9 2 (1.67%) Load Balancing
10 1 (0.83%) Integration Testing
10 1 (0.83%) Agile Software Development
10 1 (0.83%) Stakeholder Management
10 1 (0.83%) Business Continuity
10 1 (0.83%) Security Management
10 1 (0.83%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (9.17%) SQL
2 8 (6.67%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.67%) C
4 1 (0.83%) Perl
4 1 (0.83%) Python
4 1 (0.83%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 18 (15.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (11.67%) MCSE
3 13 (10.83%) MCITP
4 6 (5.00%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.50%) MCSA
5 3 (2.50%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.67%) CCNA
6 2 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.83%) MCP
7 1 (0.83%) HNC
7 1 (0.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (0.83%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.17%) SLA
2 1 (0.83%) QA
System Software
1 68 (56.67%) Active Directory
2 38 (31.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (10.83%) vSphere
4 7 (5.83%) VMware ESX
4 7 (5.83%) XenDesktop
5 6 (5.00%) VMware Server
6 5 (4.17%) XenApp
6 5 (4.17%) Hyper-V
7 3 (2.50%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.67%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.67%) UAG
8 2 (1.67%) XenServer
8 2 (1.67%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.83%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.83%) NFS
9 1 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.83%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 17 (14.17%) SCCM
2 6 (5.00%) SCOM
3 3 (2.50%) ARCserve
3 3 (2.50%) WSUS
4 2 (1.67%) vMotion
5 1 (0.83%) MOM
5 1 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.83%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (0.83%) Puppet
Vendors
1 83 (69.17%) VMware
2 40 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 21 (17.50%) Cisco
4 18 (15.00%) EMC
5 17 (14.17%) HP
6 14 (11.67%) NetApp
7 13 (10.83%) Citrix
8 4 (3.33%) IBM
9 3 (2.50%) Avaya
9 3 (2.50%) Dell
9 3 (2.50%) Sun
9 3 (2.50%) SolarWinds
9 3 (2.50%) Veeam
10 2 (1.67%) Intel
10 2 (1.67%) Red Hat
11 1 (0.83%) Oracle
11 1 (0.83%) CommVault
11 1 (0.83%) Symantec
11 1 (0.83%) McAfee
11 1 (0.83%) Sophos
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