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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Engineer
Rank 544 516 517
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +1
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 39 37 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.076% 0.077% 0.049%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.083% 0.083% 0.053%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 25 7
Average daily rate
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£225 £300 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £236 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £360 £440 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £225 £290 £233
% change year-on-year
-22.41% +24.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 7
Average hourly rate £19.00 £31.50 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.68% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.59 £31.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.70 £31.50 £33.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.71 £31.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-40.61% +57.50%

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
47189 44564 41455
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.47% 92.53% 92.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 29609 26528 23470
Average daily rate £400 £400 £378
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £228 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1818 1936 2419
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.50 £18.40
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.71% -4.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.25 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.16 £16.50 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.71%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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 -17 37 £225 -25.00% 3
London 0 14 £283 -24.66% 1
Yorkshire - 7 £150 -
South East -4 6 £285 -6.17% 1
East of England 0 5 £250 -5.66%
City of London +9 3 £365 -14.11% 1
Berkshire +3 3 £225 -25.00%
West Midlands +1 3 £240 -27.27%
Surrey -3 2 £403 +7.33%
South West -22 2 £281 -21.87% 1
Coventry +1 1 £240 -45.14%
Guildford -4 1 £285 -24.00%
Wiltshire - 1 £338 -
West Sussex - 1 - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
North West - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Suffolk - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Crawley - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Chester - - - -
Chippenham - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Newbury - - - -
Newmarket - - - -

Windows Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 79 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (75.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 46 (58.23%) Active Directory
4 44 (55.70%) VMware
5 41 (51.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (32.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (27.85%) Microsoft
8 19 (24.05%) ITIL
9 18 (22.78%) MS Exchange
10 16 (20.25%) DNS
11 15 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
12 14 (17.72%) EMC
13 13 (16.46%) Citrix
13 13 (16.46%) HP
13 13 (16.46%) SCCM
14 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
14 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
15 11 (13.92%) PowerShell
15 11 (13.92%) SC Cleared
15 11 (13.92%) DHCP
15 11 (13.92%) Migration
16 10 (12.66%) Clustering
16 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
17 9 (11.39%) MCSE
17 9 (11.39%) Incident Management
17 9 (11.39%) vSphere
18 8 (10.13%) Finance
18 8 (10.13%) LAN
18 8 (10.13%) SharePoint
18 8 (10.13%) SAN

Windows Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 18 (22.78%) MS Exchange
2 8 (10.13%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.86%) IIS
3 7 (8.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (5.06%) Lync
5 4 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (3.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.27%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.27%) Apache
8 1 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (5.06%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.27%) Amazon SQS
1 1 (1.27%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (20.25%) DNS
2 11 (13.92%) DHCP
3 8 (10.13%) LAN
3 8 (10.13%) SAN
3 8 (10.13%) WAN
4 5 (6.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (5.06%) NAS
5 4 (5.06%) Firewall
6 2 (2.53%) iSCSI
6 2 (2.53%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (2.53%) VoIP
6 2 (2.53%) Kerberos
6 2 (2.53%) VPN
7 1 (1.27%) HTTP
7 1 (1.27%) DMZ
7 1 (1.27%) Internet
7 1 (1.27%) Broadband
7 1 (1.27%) VLAN
7 1 (1.27%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (1.27%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.19%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.27%) DB2
2 1 (1.27%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (1.27%) MongoDB
2 1 (1.27%) Amazon RDS
General
1 8 (10.13%) Finance
2 4 (5.06%) Local Government
3 2 (2.53%) Banking
4 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.27%) Online Betting
4 1 (1.27%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.53%) .NET
1 2 (2.53%) XML
2 1 (1.27%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.27%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.27%) COM+
2 1 (1.27%) Web Services
2 1 (1.27%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.66%) Clustering
2 4 (5.06%) Fat Client
2 4 (5.06%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.80%) Blackberry
3 3 (3.80%) Open Source
4 2 (2.53%) PKI
4 2 (2.53%) Replication
4 2 (2.53%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.27%) Symmetrix
5 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 79 (100.00%) Windows
2 60 (75.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (51.90%) Windows Server 2003
4 26 (32.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (8.86%) Linux
6 5 (6.33%) Windows 7
7 4 (5.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (5.06%) UNIX
8 3 (3.80%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.53%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.53%) Solaris
9 2 (2.53%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.27%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.27%) Debian
10 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.27%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (24.05%) ITIL
2 11 (13.92%) Migration
3 9 (11.39%) Incident Management
4 5 (6.33%) Change Management
5 3 (3.80%) ITIL V3
6 2 (2.53%) Network Load Balancing
6 2 (2.53%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (2.53%) Problem Management
7 1 (1.27%) E-Commerce
7 1 (1.27%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (1.27%) Risk Assessment
7 1 (1.27%) Service Delivery
7 1 (1.27%) Configuration Management
7 1 (1.27%) Load Balancing
7 1 (1.27%) Integration Testing
7 1 (1.27%) Data Management
7 1 (1.27%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (1.27%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (1.27%) Capacity Management
7 1 (1.27%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.92%) PowerShell
2 7 (8.86%) SQL
3 5 (6.33%) Perl
4 3 (3.80%) C
4 3 (3.80%) VB
5 2 (2.53%) Bourne shell
5 2 (2.53%) Ruby
5 2 (2.53%) Korn
6 1 (1.27%) Python
6 1 (1.27%) VBScript
6 1 (1.27%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 12 (15.19%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.92%) SC Cleared
3 10 (12.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (11.39%) MCSE
5 5 (6.33%) MCP
6 3 (3.80%) MCITP
7 2 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.27%) MCSA
8 1 (1.27%) Degree
8 1 (1.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.27%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.06%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (58.23%) Active Directory
2 15 (18.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (11.39%) vSphere
4 7 (8.86%) Hyper-V
5 6 (7.59%) XenApp
6 4 (5.06%) XenDesktop
6 4 (5.06%) VMware Server
6 4 (5.06%) NFS
7 3 (3.80%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (3.80%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.53%) XenServer
8 2 (2.53%) ISA Server
9 1 (1.27%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.27%) Firmware
9 1 (1.27%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.27%) vCloud
9 1 (1.27%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (1.27%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (16.46%) SCCM
2 6 (7.59%) SCOM
3 4 (5.06%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.80%) Nagios
4 3 (3.80%) WSUS
4 3 (3.80%) Puppet
4 3 (3.80%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.53%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.53%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.27%) Legato
6 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.27%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.27%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.27%) ARCserve
6 1 (1.27%) ServiceCenter
6 1 (1.27%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.27%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (1.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (1.27%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 44 (55.70%) VMware
2 22 (27.85%) Microsoft
3 14 (17.72%) EMC
4 13 (16.46%) Citrix
4 13 (16.46%) HP
5 6 (7.59%) Cisco
6 4 (5.06%) Dell
6 4 (5.06%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.80%) Altiris
8 2 (2.53%) Veeam
8 2 (2.53%) Isilon
8 2 (2.53%) Symantec
8 2 (2.53%) NetApp
8 2 (2.53%) Veritas
8 2 (2.53%) Avaya
8 2 (2.53%) Intel
8 2 (2.53%) Sun
8 2 (2.53%) IBM
9 1 (1.27%) BMC
9 1 (1.27%) CheckPoint
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