The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Job Titles currently tracked.

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
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Engineer
Rank 551 517 540
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +23
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 53 48 43
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.094% 0.074%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.10% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 27 17
Average daily rate
Keep up to 90%
of your Daily Rate
Get a Free Illustration
£300 £320 £305
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +4.91%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £243 £200 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £377 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £310 £250
% change year-on-year
-9.67% +24.24%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 1
Average hourly rate £110.25 £23.75 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+364.21% +1.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £110.25 £23.75 £23.50
% change year-on-year
+364.21% +1.06%
Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
50489 47277 53592
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.50% 92.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 30654 27660 29863
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £567
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £350
Number of hourly rates quoted 2004 2139 2724
Average hourly rate £16.50 £18.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.80 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.10%

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 28 July 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Server Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2014.

Windows Server Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram 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 28 July 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 50 £300 -6.25% 4
London +14 21 £350 +9.37% 1
South East -27 11 £300 -6.97% 1
North West -2 7 £280 -
City of London +12 6 £410 -3.52%
Cheshire +6 6 £280 -
Berkshire +6 4 - -
South West -30 4 £290 -14.07%
Surrey -2 3 £300 -7.69%
Gloucestershire -14 3 - -
East of England -27 3 £213 -5.55% 2
Hampshire -14 2 - -
Scotland -21 2 £265 -3.63%
Hertfordshire - 2 £209 - 1
East Midlands 0 1 £175 -
Essex - 1 £263 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £175 -
Northampton - 1 £175 -
Colchester - 1 £263 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leatherhead - - - -
Letchworth - - - -
Crawley - - - - 1
Brentford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Uckfield - - - -
Winchester - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

Windows Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (66.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 44 (47.83%) VMware
5 39 (42.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 30 (32.61%) Windows Server 2012
7 28 (30.43%) Microsoft
7 28 (30.43%) Citrix
8 22 (23.91%) DNS
8 22 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
9 20 (21.74%) Security Cleared
10 18 (19.57%) SCCM
10 18 (19.57%) SC Cleared
10 18 (19.57%) Migration
11 16 (17.39%) SQL
11 16 (17.39%) PowerShell
12 15 (16.30%) DHCP
12 15 (16.30%) Microsoft Certification
12 15 (16.30%) Finance
13 14 (15.22%) WSUS
13 14 (15.22%) Hyper-V
13 14 (15.22%) vSphere
14 12 (13.04%) Windows 7
14 12 (13.04%) Firewall
14 12 (13.04%) ITIL
15 11 (11.96%) Linux
15 11 (11.96%) HP
15 11 (11.96%) XenApp
16 10 (10.87%) XenDesktop
16 10 (10.87%) WAN

Windows Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 9 (9.78%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (5.43%) SharePoint
3 5 (5.43%) Lync
4 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (4.35%) IIS
5 3 (3.26%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.17%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.09%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.09%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.09%) Apache
7 1 (1.09%) Tomcat
Applications
1 5 (5.43%) MS Office
2 4 (4.35%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) Google Apps
3 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (23.91%) DNS
2 15 (16.30%) DHCP
3 12 (13.04%) Firewall
4 10 (10.87%) WAN
4 10 (10.87%) TCP/IP
4 10 (10.87%) LAN
5 7 (7.61%) SAN
6 6 (6.52%) IPv4
6 6 (6.52%) IPv6
6 6 (6.52%) VPN
7 3 (3.26%) NAS
8 2 (2.17%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.09%) FCoE
9 1 (1.09%) VLAN
9 1 (1.09%) Network Security
9 1 (1.09%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.09%) VoIP
9 1 (1.09%) DMZ
9 1 (1.09%) X.500
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.52%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.09%) MySQL
5 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.09%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.09%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.09%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.09%) TeamCity
General
1 15 (16.30%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Banking
3 5 (5.43%) Investment Banking
3 5 (5.43%) Law
3 5 (5.43%) Legal
4 3 (3.26%) Local Government
5 2 (2.17%) Retail
6 1 (1.09%) Publishing
6 1 (1.09%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) Web Services
2 1 (1.09%) XML
2 1 (1.09%) Middleware
2 1 (1.09%) OLE
2 1 (1.09%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.52%) Clustering
1 6 (6.52%) iPad
2 5 (5.43%) PKI
3 4 (4.35%) Replication
4 3 (3.26%) Video Editing
5 2 (2.17%) Fat Client
5 2 (2.17%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.09%) CLARiiON
6 1 (1.09%) Online Games
6 1 (1.09%) Celerra
6 1 (1.09%) Open Source
6 1 (1.09%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 92 (100.00%) Windows
2 61 (66.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 39 (42.39%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (32.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (13.04%) Windows 7
6 11 (11.96%) Linux
7 4 (4.35%) Windows 2000
7 4 (4.35%) UNIX
8 1 (1.09%) Solaris
8 1 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
8 1 (1.09%) CentOS
8 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (19.57%) Migration
2 12 (13.04%) ITIL
3 6 (6.52%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (5.43%) Performance Monitoring
4 5 (5.43%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (5.43%) Service Management
5 3 (3.26%) Performance Management
5 3 (3.26%) Software Deployment
5 3 (3.26%) Infrastructure Management
5 3 (3.26%) DevOps
6 2 (2.17%) Project Management
6 2 (2.17%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (2.17%) Data Migration
6 2 (2.17%) Customer Engagement
6 2 (2.17%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (1.09%) Content Management
7 1 (1.09%) Requirements Management
7 1 (1.09%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.09%) Performance Testing
7 1 (1.09%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 16 (17.39%) SQL
1 16 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 2 (2.17%) VBScript
3 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.09%) C
3 1 (1.09%) C#
3 1 (1.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 20 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 18 (19.57%) SC Cleared
3 15 (16.30%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (10.87%) MCSE
5 4 (4.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (3.26%) MCP
6 3 (3.26%) MCITP
7 2 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (2.17%) CCNP
7 2 (2.17%) CCNA
7 2 (2.17%) MCTS
8 1 (1.09%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (1.09%) NCDA
8 1 (1.09%) CCEE
8 1 (1.09%) VCP5
8 1 (1.09%) CCA
8 1 (1.09%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (1.09%) MCSA
8 1 (1.09%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 46 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 22 (23.91%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (15.22%) Hyper-V
3 14 (15.22%) vSphere
4 11 (11.96%) XenApp
5 10 (10.87%) XenDesktop
6 6 (6.52%) XenServer
6 6 (6.52%) VMware ESX
7 4 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (3.26%) DFS Replication
8 3 (3.26%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.17%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.17%) UAG
10 1 (1.09%) NFS
10 1 (1.09%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.09%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (1.09%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 18 (19.57%) SCCM
2 14 (15.22%) WSUS
3 8 (8.70%) SCOM
4 6 (6.52%) McAfee ePO
5 5 (5.43%) SCVMM
5 5 (5.43%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.09%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.09%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.09%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.09%) ARCserve
6 1 (1.09%) MIIS
6 1 (1.09%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 44 (47.83%) VMware
2 28 (30.43%) Microsoft
2 28 (30.43%) Citrix
3 11 (11.96%) HP
4 9 (9.78%) Cisco
5 7 (7.61%) Dell
5 7 (7.61%) McAfee
6 6 (6.52%) Apple
7 5 (5.43%) NetApp
7 5 (5.43%) IBM
8 4 (4.35%) Compaq
9 3 (3.26%) EMC
10 2 (2.17%) CA
10 2 (2.17%) CommVault
10 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.09%) SAP
11 1 (1.09%) Lotus
11 1 (1.09%) Symantec
11 1 (1.09%) Remedy
11 1 (1.09%) Sophos
Cambridge
Volt
Rate: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £280 - £320 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Networking People
Rate: £200 - £210 per day
Posted: 6 days ago