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 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Engineer
Rank 567 547 547
Rank change year-on-year
-20 0
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 45 31 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.061% 0.043%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.087% 0.066% 0.046%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 19 6
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£270 £300 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -18.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £264 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £425 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £273 £274 £333
% change year-on-year
-0.45% -17.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 8
Average hourly rate £25.00 £24.88 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.50% -21.03%
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
51627 47265 47439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 90.78% 92.65% 93.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 32694 28640 26630
Average daily rate £400 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £570
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2099 2053 2601
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -8.10%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £37.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
- -11.11%

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 November 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 27 November 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 +6 41 £273 -9.16% 7
London -12 13 £250 -23.07%
South East -13 13 £345 -8.00% 1
East of England -12 5 £275 +3.77%
South West -35 5 £265 -21.82% 3
City of London +18 3 £330 -12.00%
Berkshire +5 2 - -
Cheshire +2 1 £260 +108.00%
North West -7 1 £260 +108.00% 2
West Midlands - 1 £240 -
Wiltshire - 1 £338 - 2
Yorkshire - 1 £330 - 1
Coventry - 1 £240 -
Reading - 1 - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - - 1
Staines - - - -
Swindon - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Chester - - - -
Chippenham - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -

Windows Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (79.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (54.55%) Active Directory
4 47 (53.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 45 (51.14%) VMware
6 31 (35.23%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 21 (23.86%) Citrix
8 21 (23.86%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (22.73%) Security Cleared
10 19 (21.59%) SC Cleared
11 15 (17.05%) SCCM
11 15 (17.05%) MS Exchange
12 14 (15.91%) Finance
12 14 (15.91%) PowerShell
13 13 (14.77%) Clustering
13 13 (14.77%) ITIL
13 13 (14.77%) DNS
14 12 (13.64%) Migration
15 11 (12.50%) Firewall
15 11 (12.50%) WSUS
15 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
16 10 (11.36%) HP
16 10 (11.36%) TCP/IP
16 10 (11.36%) DHCP
16 10 (11.36%) MCSE
16 10 (11.36%) Hyper-V
17 9 (10.23%) Linux
17 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
17 9 (10.23%) SQL

Windows Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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 15 (17.05%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.09%) SharePoint
3 7 (7.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (3.41%) IIS
6 2 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.14%) Lync
7 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.14%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.14%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.14%) Apache
7 1 (1.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.68%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.41%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.68%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.14%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.14%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 13 (14.77%) DNS
2 11 (12.50%) Firewall
3 10 (11.36%) TCP/IP
3 10 (11.36%) DHCP
4 8 (9.09%) LAN
4 8 (9.09%) WAN
4 8 (9.09%) VPN
5 6 (6.82%) IPv4
5 6 (6.82%) IPv6
6 5 (5.68%) SAN
7 2 (2.27%) Kerberos
7 2 (2.27%) NAS
8 1 (1.14%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.14%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.14%) DMZ
8 1 (1.14%) VoIP
8 1 (1.14%) Broadband
8 1 (1.14%) Internet
8 1 (1.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (10.23%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.14%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.14%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (15.91%) Finance
2 5 (5.68%) Banking
3 4 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 2 (2.27%) Retail
4 2 (2.27%) Local Government
5 1 (1.14%) Online Betting
5 1 (1.14%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) Web Services
2 1 (1.14%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.14%) .NET
2 1 (1.14%) OLE
2 1 (1.14%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.77%) Clustering
2 6 (6.82%) iPad
3 3 (3.41%) Fat Client
3 3 (3.41%) Open Source
3 3 (3.41%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.41%) Replication
3 3 (3.41%) PKI
4 2 (2.27%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.14%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.14%) Celerra
5 1 (1.14%) CLARiiON
Operating Systems
1 88 (100.00%) Windows
2 70 (79.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (53.41%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (35.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (10.23%) Linux
6 7 (7.95%) Windows 7
7 4 (4.55%) UNIX
7 4 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000
8 2 (2.27%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.14%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.14%) CentOS
9 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.14%) Windows NT
9 1 (1.14%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (14.77%) ITIL
2 12 (13.64%) Migration
3 6 (6.82%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (5.68%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (3.41%) ITIL V3
5 3 (3.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (3.41%) Performance Management
5 3 (3.41%) Change Management
5 3 (3.41%) Incident Management
6 2 (2.27%) Risk Assessment
6 2 (2.27%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (2.27%) Service Management
6 2 (2.27%) Problem Management
6 2 (2.27%) Mobile Device Management
7 1 (1.14%) Software Deployment
7 1 (1.14%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.14%) Customer Engagement
7 1 (1.14%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (1.14%) Line Management
7 1 (1.14%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (15.91%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.23%) SQL
3 4 (4.55%) Perl
4 3 (3.41%) C
4 3 (3.41%) VBScript
4 3 (3.41%) VB
5 2 (2.27%) Korn
5 2 (2.27%) Ruby
5 2 (2.27%) Bourne shell
6 1 (1.14%) C#
6 1 (1.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (22.73%) Security Cleared
2 19 (21.59%) SC Cleared
3 11 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (11.36%) MCSE
5 7 (7.95%) MCP
6 2 (2.27%) MCITP
6 2 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (2.27%) CCNP
6 2 (2.27%) CCNA
7 1 (1.14%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (1.14%) MCTS
7 1 (1.14%) Degree
7 1 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.41%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 21 (23.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (11.36%) Hyper-V
4 8 (9.09%) XenApp
5 7 (7.95%) VMware ESX
6 5 (5.68%) vSphere
7 4 (4.55%) XenServer
7 4 (4.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 4 (4.55%) VMware Server
7 4 (4.55%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.41%) XenDesktop
8 3 (3.41%) NFS
8 3 (3.41%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.27%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.14%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.14%) Firmware
10 1 (1.14%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (17.05%) SCCM
2 11 (12.50%) WSUS
3 7 (7.95%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (5.68%) SCOM
5 4 (4.55%) NetBackup
6 3 (3.41%) Nagios
7 2 (2.27%) BladeLogic
7 2 (2.27%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.27%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.27%) SCVMM
7 2 (2.27%) Puppet
8 1 (1.14%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (1.14%) ServiceCenter
8 1 (1.14%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (1.14%) Legato
8 1 (1.14%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (1.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 1 (1.14%) ARCserve
8 1 (1.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 45 (51.14%) VMware
2 22 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 21 (23.86%) Citrix
4 10 (11.36%) HP
5 7 (7.95%) Cisco
5 7 (7.95%) McAfee
6 6 (6.82%) Apple
7 5 (5.68%) EMC
8 4 (4.55%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.55%) IBM
9 3 (3.41%) NetApp
10 2 (2.27%) Altiris
10 2 (2.27%) Veritas
10 2 (2.27%) Intel
10 2 (2.27%) Dell
10 2 (2.27%) Isilon
11 1 (1.14%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.14%) Veeam
11 1 (1.14%) Sun
11 1 (1.14%) Avaya
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