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 6 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Engineer
Rank 550 542 509
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -33
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 59 49 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.093% 0.093%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.10% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 33 30
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£300 £306 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.04% -3.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £241 £223
10% offered a daily rate of more than £386 £414 £353
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £278 £320
% change year-on-year
+8.10% -13.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 6
Average hourly rate £162.50 £110.25 £23.48
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+47.39% +369.54%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £162.50 £110.25 £23.48
% change year-on-year
+47.39% +369.54%

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
50702 48981 45586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.56% 92.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 32009 29925 26397
Average daily rate £400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £238
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 1910 1955 2127
Average hourly rate £17.00 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% -10.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.29 £38.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -7.14%

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 6 July 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 6 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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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 -2 56 £308 +0.40% 5
London +4 21 £320 -4.47% 3
City of London -3 7 £331 -18.20%
South West -3 7 £195 -32.75%
West Midlands - 7 £341 - 1
South East -16 6 £350 +16.66% 1
East of England +2 5 £288 +21.05%
Devon -3 4 - -
Exeter - 4 - -
Berkshire +5 3 £350 -
North West -18 3 £200 -31.03%
Wiltshire - 3 £195 -
Yorkshire - 3 £300 -
Coventry - 3 £365 -
Manchester - 3 £200 -
Swindon - 3 £195 -
Bedfordshire +8 2 £288 +21.05%
Hampshire +1 2 £375 -
Scotland +1 2 £288 -0.43%
North Yorkshire - 2 £300 -
Nottinghamshire - 2 - -
East Midlands - 2 - -
Northallerton - 2 £300 -
Nottingham - 2 - -
Edinburgh - 2 £288 -
Birmingham - 2 £300 - 1
Norfolk +2 1 - -
Surrey 0 1 £438 +45.83% 1
Hertfordshire -10 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne -18 1 £295 -1.66%

Windows Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 128 (100.00%) Windows
2 84 (65.63%) VMware
3 82 (64.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (56.25%) Active Directory
5 63 (49.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 58 (45.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 44 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
8 41 (32.03%) Microsoft
9 37 (28.91%) Migration
10 35 (27.34%) SAN
11 31 (24.22%) SQL Server
12 26 (20.31%) ITIL
12 26 (20.31%) Finance
13 24 (18.75%) DNS
14 22 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
15 20 (15.63%) MS Exchange
16 19 (14.84%) MCSE
16 19 (14.84%) Cisco
17 18 (14.06%) SCCM
18 17 (13.28%) DHCP
18 17 (13.28%) IIS
19 16 (12.50%) Banking
19 16 (12.50%) Server Building
20 15 (11.72%) Clustering
21 14 (10.94%) TCP/IP
21 14 (10.94%) HP
21 14 (10.94%) Citrix
21 14 (10.94%) Hyper-V
21 14 (10.94%) Windows 7
21 14 (10.94%) Capacity Planning

Windows Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 20 (15.63%) MS Exchange
2 17 (13.28%) IIS
3 7 (5.47%) SharePoint
3 7 (5.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.69%) Lync
5 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (1.56%) Apache
6 2 (1.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
7 1 (0.78%) OpenStack
Applications
1 9 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.13%) MS Office
3 1 (0.78%) MS Project
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 35 (27.34%) SAN
2 24 (18.75%) DNS
3 17 (13.28%) DHCP
4 14 (10.94%) TCP/IP
5 12 (9.38%) NAS
6 9 (7.03%) LAN
6 9 (7.03%) WAN
7 6 (4.69%) Firewall
8 5 (3.91%) Intranet
9 4 (3.13%) Internet
10 3 (2.34%) VPN
11 2 (1.56%) VLAN
11 2 (1.56%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.78%) Cisco Nexus
12 1 (0.78%) Multicast
12 1 (0.78%) Network Security
12 1 (0.78%) Extranet
12 1 (0.78%) LDAP
12 1 (0.78%) DMZ
12 1 (0.78%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (24.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (1.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.78%) MySQL
3 1 (0.78%) MongoDB
3 1 (0.78%) DB2
3 1 (0.78%) PostgreSQL
General
1 26 (20.31%) Finance
2 16 (12.50%) Banking
3 3 (2.34%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.56%) Back Office
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
5 1 (0.78%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.69%) .NET
2 4 (3.13%) Application Packaging
3 2 (1.56%) XML
4 1 (0.78%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.78%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.78%) COM+
4 1 (0.78%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.72%) Clustering
2 8 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.47%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.13%) PKI
5 3 (2.34%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.56%) CMDB
7 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.78%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 128 (100.00%) Windows
2 82 (64.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (49.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 58 (45.31%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (10.94%) Windows 7
6 9 (7.03%) Windows 2000
7 7 (5.47%) Linux
8 3 (2.34%) CentOS
9 2 (1.56%) Windows 8
9 2 (1.56%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.56%) UNIX
10 1 (0.78%) Solaris
10 1 (0.78%) Windows XP
10 1 (0.78%) Debian
10 1 (0.78%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (28.91%) Migration
2 26 (20.31%) ITIL
3 16 (12.50%) Server Building
4 14 (10.94%) Capacity Planning
5 8 (6.25%) Project Management
6 7 (5.47%) Incident Management
7 6 (4.69%) Validation
8 5 (3.91%) Patch Management
8 5 (3.91%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (3.13%) Regression Testing
10 3 (2.34%) Change Control
11 2 (1.56%) ITIL V3
11 2 (1.56%) Time Management
11 2 (1.56%) Disaster Recovery
11 2 (1.56%) Server Monitoring
12 1 (0.78%) Mentoring
12 1 (0.78%) Server Hardening
12 1 (0.78%) Business Continuity Planning
12 1 (0.78%) Performance Tuning
12 1 (0.78%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 11 (8.59%) PowerShell
2 10 (7.81%) SQL
3 2 (1.56%) C
4 1 (0.78%) Perl
4 1 (0.78%) VBScript
4 1 (0.78%) Python
4 1 (0.78%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 22 (17.19%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (14.84%) MCSE
3 12 (9.38%) MCITP
4 6 (4.69%) Security Cleared
5 5 (3.91%) MCP
6 3 (2.34%) SC Cleared
7 2 (1.56%) MCSA
7 2 (1.56%) CCNA
7 2 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.78%) HNC
8 1 (0.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 72 (56.25%) Active Directory
2 44 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (10.94%) Hyper-V
4 12 (9.38%) vSphere
5 8 (6.25%) VMware Server
5 8 (6.25%) VMware ESX
6 5 (3.91%) XenApp
6 5 (3.91%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (3.13%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.56%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.56%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.56%) UAG
9 1 (0.78%) vCloud
9 1 (0.78%) XenServer
9 1 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 18 (14.06%) SCCM
2 6 (4.69%) WSUS
3 5 (3.91%) SCOM
4 3 (2.34%) ARCserve
5 2 (1.56%) vMotion
6 1 (0.78%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.78%) MOM
6 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (0.78%) Puppet
6 1 (0.78%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 84 (65.63%) VMware
2 41 (32.03%) Microsoft
3 19 (14.84%) Cisco
4 14 (10.94%) HP
4 14 (10.94%) Citrix
5 13 (10.16%) NetApp
6 11 (8.59%) EMC
7 4 (3.13%) IBM
7 4 (3.13%) Veeam
8 3 (2.34%) SolarWinds
8 3 (2.34%) Intel
9 2 (1.56%) Red Hat
10 1 (0.78%) Symantec
10 1 (0.78%) McAfee
10 1 (0.78%) Sophos
10 1 (0.78%) Avaya
10 1 (0.78%) CommVault
10 1 (0.78%) Greenplum
10 1 (0.78%) Dell
10 1 (0.78%) Sun
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