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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Engineer
Rank 566 533 511
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 53 68 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.10% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.11% 0.14% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 43 36
Average daily rate £333 £285 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -9.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £159 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £401 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+20.90% -8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 1
Average hourly rate £22.00 £21.00 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.76% -33.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £23.00 £31.50
% change year-on-year
- -26.98%

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
48576 47854 45775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.45% 94.46% 94.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 31231 29881 27104
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1759 1870 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.96 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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 -16 48 £340 +19.29% 23
London -1 29 £338 +7.56% 7
South East +4 11 £325 +18.18% 5
Berkshire +6 6 £250 +8.10% 2
Scotland -7 5 £275 - 1
Edinburgh -10 5 £275 - 1
Reading - 5 £250 - 1
City of London +36 3 £319 -7.60% 2
Yorkshire -14 3 £340 +126.66% 5
North West -20 3 £375 +7.14% 1
Liverpool - 3 £375 -
Merseyside - 3 £375 -
Hampshire +5 2 £341 - 1
Surrey -3 2 £363 +27.19% 1
North Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Skipton - 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +13 1 £325 +18.18%
West Midlands -18 1 - - 3
Northamptonshire - 1 £215 -
Solihull - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £215 -
Leeds - 1 £340 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £340 - 3
Milton Keynes - 1 £325 -
Basingstoke - 1 £420 - 1
Wokingham - 1 - -
Croydon - 1 - -
Harrow - 1 - -
Southwark - 1 £325 -

Windows Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Windows
1 126 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 66 (52.38%) Active Directory
3 56 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (41.27%) VMware
5 48 (38.10%) Microsoft
6 41 (32.54%) Windows Server 2012
7 35 (27.78%) Finance
8 33 (26.19%) DNS
9 30 (23.81%) PowerShell
10 28 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
11 27 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
12 26 (20.63%) IIS
13 25 (19.84%) SQL Server
14 24 (19.05%) DHCP
14 24 (19.05%) SQL
15 23 (18.25%) Migration
16 22 (17.46%) Citrix
16 22 (17.46%) Banking
17 20 (15.87%) SCCM
18 18 (14.29%) Hyper-V
19 17 (13.49%) Windows 7
20 16 (12.70%) SAN
21 15 (11.90%) MS Exchange
22 14 (11.11%) Linux
23 13 (10.32%) XenApp
23 13 (10.32%) Office 365
24 11 (8.73%) HP
24 11 (8.73%) TCP/IP
25 10 (7.94%) Firewall

Windows Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 26 (20.63%) IIS
2 15 (11.90%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.35%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.56%) SharePoint
5 4 (3.17%) Lync
6 3 (2.38%) Confluence
6 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (2.38%) Tomcat
7 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.59%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.79%) Apache
Applications
1 9 (7.14%) MS Excel
2 5 (3.97%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (10.32%) Office 365
2 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.38%) IaaS
3 3 (2.38%) PaaS
4 2 (1.59%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.79%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (26.19%) DNS
2 24 (19.05%) DHCP
3 16 (12.70%) SAN
4 11 (8.73%) TCP/IP
5 10 (7.94%) Firewall
6 7 (5.56%) DMZ
6 7 (5.56%) LAN
7 6 (4.76%) VPN
7 6 (4.76%) WAN
8 5 (3.97%) VoIP
9 3 (2.38%) FTP
9 3 (2.38%) LDAP
9 3 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (1.59%) Ethernet
10 2 (1.59%) Internet
10 2 (1.59%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.59%) NAS
10 2 (1.59%) VLAN
11 1 (0.79%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (19.84%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (3.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 3 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.79%) Power BI
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 3 (2.38%) JIRA
1 3 (2.38%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.79%) PVCS
General
1 35 (27.78%) Finance
2 22 (17.46%) Banking
3 2 (1.59%) Advertising
3 2 (1.59%) Retail
4 1 (0.79%) Electronics
4 1 (0.79%) Front Office
4 1 (0.79%) Games
4 1 (0.79%) Legal
4 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.79%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Publishing
4 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.76%) .NET
2 2 (1.59%) Middleware
3 1 (0.79%) WAP
3 1 (0.79%) WSH
3 1 (0.79%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.14%) Clustering
1 9 (7.14%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.17%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.38%) Wiki
5 2 (1.59%) Enterprise Storage
5 2 (1.59%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.59%) Statistics
5 2 (1.59%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.79%) Blackberry
6 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.79%) CMDB
6 1 (0.79%) Data Protection Act
6 1 (0.79%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.79%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.79%) FMCG
6 1 (0.79%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 126 (100.00%) Windows
1 126 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 56 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (32.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 27 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (13.49%) Windows 7
6 14 (11.11%) Linux
7 3 (2.38%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.59%) Android
8 2 (1.59%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.59%) CentOS
8 2 (1.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.59%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.59%) Windows 10
8 2 (1.59%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.59%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.79%) SUSE
9 1 (0.79%) Unix
9 1 (0.79%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (18.25%) Migration
2 9 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
3 8 (6.35%) ITIL
4 7 (5.56%) Server Building
5 6 (4.76%) Project Management
5 6 (4.76%) Security Patching
6 4 (3.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (3.17%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (3.17%) Service Delivery
7 3 (2.38%) Converged Infrastructure
7 3 (2.38%) DevOps
7 3 (2.38%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (2.38%) Wealth Management
8 2 (1.59%) Asset Management
8 2 (1.59%) Capacity Management
8 2 (1.59%) Change Control
8 2 (1.59%) Data Migration
8 2 (1.59%) Network Management
8 2 (1.59%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (1.59%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (23.81%) PowerShell
2 24 (19.05%) SQL
3 5 (3.97%) C#
4 2 (1.59%) Java
4 2 (1.59%) VBScript
5 1 (0.79%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (6.35%) SC Cleared
3 5 (3.97%) MCSE
4 4 (3.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (1.59%) CCNA
5 2 (1.59%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.59%) Degree
5 2 (1.59%) MCITP
6 1 (0.79%) CCNP
6 1 (0.79%) DBS Check
6 1 (0.79%) MCP
6 1 (0.79%) MCSA
6 1 (0.79%) MCTS
6 1 (0.79%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (0.79%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 66 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 28 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (14.29%) Hyper-V
4 13 (10.32%) XenApp
5 7 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.76%) VMware ESX
7 4 (3.17%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (3.17%) vSphere
8 2 (1.59%) ISA Server
8 2 (1.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (1.59%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.59%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.79%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.79%) NFS
9 1 (0.79%) vCloud
9 1 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 20 (15.87%) SCCM
2 9 (7.14%) SCOM
3 6 (4.76%) WSUS
4 5 (3.97%) Nagios
5 4 (3.17%) SCOrch
6 3 (2.38%) EdgeSight
6 3 (2.38%) Puppet
7 2 (1.59%) SCVMM
8 1 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.79%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.79%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.79%) Opsview
8 1 (0.79%) Sysprep
8 1 (0.79%) vMotion
Vendors
1 52 (41.27%) VMware
2 48 (38.10%) Microsoft
3 22 (17.46%) Citrix
4 11 (8.73%) HP
5 7 (5.56%) NetApp
6 6 (4.76%) Cisco
7 3 (2.38%) Red Hat
7 3 (2.38%) Symantec
8 2 (1.59%) 3PAR
8 2 (1.59%) Oracle
8 2 (1.59%) Remedy
9 1 (0.79%) Dell
9 1 (0.79%) EMC
9 1 (0.79%) IBM
9 1 (0.79%) Kaspersky
9 1 (0.79%) LANDesk
9 1 (0.79%) SAP
9 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds
9 1 (0.79%) Sophos
9 1 (0.79%) Tripwire
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