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 4 September 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Engineer
Rank 577 568 546
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 56 42 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.096% 0.075% 0.079%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.082% 0.085%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 27 18
Average daily rate
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£308 £290 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.03% -10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £223 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £389 £379 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £295 £280 £300
% change year-on-year
+5.35% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 3 5
Average hourly rate £32.50 £189.00 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-82.80% +498.95%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £63.00 £23.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £136.50 £189.80 £39.62
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £189.00 £27.38
% change year-on-year
-82.80% +590.22%

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
54235 51432 48394
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.81% 92.07% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 34663 31190 28805
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £235
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 1992 1996 2114
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.33 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+1.94% -

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 4 September 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
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 4 September 2015.

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 4 September 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 +8 52 £310 +6.89% 7
London +15 21 £373 +10.37%
South East -28 8 £311 +5.50% 3
West Midlands - 8 £281 -
Birmingham - 7 £281 -
South West -4 5 £195 -32.75%
Scotland -9 4 £250 -28.57% 1
Edinburgh -11 4 £250 - 1
City of London +7 3 £438 -2.77%
East of England +6 3 £320 +68.42% 1
Hampshire -1 3 £313 +15.74%
Yorkshire -26 3 £288 +6.48%
Wiltshire - 3 £195 -
Swindon - 3 £195 -
Devon +10 2 - -
Berkshire -4 2 £308 - 1
Oxfordshire -15 2 £320 +10.34%
Oxford -16 2 £320 +10.34%
North West -38 2 £231 -17.67% 2
Farnborough - 2 £313 -
Exeter - 2 - -
Bedfordshire - 2 - -
Cambridgeshire -5 1 £320 +82.85%
Cambridge -7 1 £320 +82.85%
Reading -8 1 £308 -
Newcastle upon Tyne -24 1 £295 -1.66%
Tyne and Wear -25 1 £295 -1.66%
West Yorkshire -27 1 - -
Leeds -28 1 - -
North East -29 1 £295 -1.66%

Windows Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 September 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.

1 129 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (62.02%) Active Directory
2 80 (62.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 78 (60.47%) VMware
4 57 (44.19%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (43.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (31.78%) Microsoft
7 34 (26.36%) VMware Infrastructure
8 32 (24.81%) Migration
9 26 (20.16%) Finance
9 26 (20.16%) SCCM
9 26 (20.16%) SAN
10 24 (18.60%) DNS
11 23 (17.83%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (16.28%) PowerShell
13 20 (15.50%) IIS
14 19 (14.73%) DHCP
14 19 (14.73%) Citrix
15 18 (13.95%) Hyper-V
16 17 (13.18%) Windows 7
16 17 (13.18%) MCSE
16 17 (13.18%) SQL Server
17 16 (12.40%) MS Exchange
18 14 (10.85%) TCP/IP
18 14 (10.85%) ITIL
18 14 (10.85%) Banking
18 14 (10.85%) Server Building
19 13 (10.08%) Clustering
19 13 (10.08%) MS Excel
19 13 (10.08%) NetApp

Windows Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 (15.50%) IIS
2 16 (12.40%) MS Exchange
3 8 (6.20%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (5.43%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.88%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.10%) Lync
6 4 (3.10%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.55%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (1.55%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (0.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.78%) Apache
Applications
1 13 (10.08%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.10%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (1.55%) Office 365
3 1 (0.78%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (20.16%) SAN
2 24 (18.60%) DNS
3 19 (14.73%) DHCP
4 14 (10.85%) TCP/IP
5 8 (6.20%) DMZ
6 6 (4.65%) LAN
6 6 (4.65%) WAN
6 6 (4.65%) NAS
7 4 (3.10%) LDAP
7 4 (3.10%) Firewall
7 4 (3.10%) Intranet
8 3 (2.33%) VLAN
9 2 (1.55%) iSCSI
9 2 (1.55%) Internet
9 2 (1.55%) Extranet
9 2 (1.55%) VPN
10 1 (0.78%) SMTP
10 1 (0.78%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (13.18%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.78%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.78%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.78%) PVCS
General
1 26 (20.16%) Finance
2 14 (10.85%) Banking
3 3 (2.33%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.78%) Marketing
4 1 (0.78%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.78%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.78%) Back Office
4 1 (0.78%) Electronics
4 1 (0.78%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.20%) Application Packaging
2 3 (2.33%) .NET
3 2 (1.55%) WSH
3 2 (1.55%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.08%) Clustering
2 11 (8.53%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (2.33%) PKI
5 2 (1.55%) NHS
6 1 (0.78%) DTV
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.78%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.78%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 129 (100.00%) Windows
2 80 (62.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (44.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (43.41%) Windows Server 2003
5 17 (13.18%) Windows 7
6 10 (7.75%) Windows 2000
7 5 (3.88%) Linux
8 2 (1.55%) Windows XP
8 2 (1.55%) UNIX
8 2 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
8 2 (1.55%) CentOS
8 2 (1.55%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (24.81%) Migration
2 14 (10.85%) ITIL
2 14 (10.85%) Server Building
3 9 (6.98%) Patch Management
4 8 (6.20%) Performance Tuning
5 7 (5.43%) Project Management
6 6 (4.65%) Change Control
7 5 (3.88%) Performance Analysis
8 4 (3.10%) Capacity Planning
9 3 (2.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.33%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (2.33%) Validation
10 2 (1.55%) Time Management
11 1 (0.78%) Security Management
11 1 (0.78%) Load Balancing
11 1 (0.78%) Problem Management
11 1 (0.78%) Digital Marketing
11 1 (0.78%) Change Management
11 1 (0.78%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 21 (16.28%) PowerShell
2 8 (6.20%) SQL
3 2 (1.55%) VBScript
4 1 (0.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 23 (17.83%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (13.18%) MCSE
3 8 (6.20%) MCP
4 7 (5.43%) Security Cleared
5 3 (2.33%) MCITP
5 3 (2.33%) SC Cleared
6 2 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (1.55%) MCSA
6 2 (1.55%) CCNA
6 2 (1.55%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.78%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.55%) SLA
2 1 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 80 (62.02%) Active Directory
2 34 (26.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (13.95%) Hyper-V
4 12 (9.30%) vSphere
5 9 (6.98%) VMware ESXi
6 8 (6.20%) VMware Server
6 8 (6.20%) XenApp
6 8 (6.20%) VMware ESX
7 3 (2.33%) ISA Server
7 3 (2.33%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.55%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (1.55%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.55%) XenServer
9 1 (0.78%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.78%) UAG
9 1 (0.78%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 26 (20.16%) SCCM
2 9 (6.98%) WSUS
3 5 (3.88%) SCOM
4 1 (0.78%) SCVMM
4 1 (0.78%) vMotion
4 1 (0.78%) Tivoli
4 1 (0.78%) MOM
4 1 (0.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.78%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 78 (60.47%) VMware
2 41 (31.78%) Microsoft
3 19 (14.73%) Citrix
4 13 (10.08%) NetApp
5 10 (7.75%) HP
6 8 (6.20%) Cisco
7 7 (5.43%) Veeam
8 6 (4.65%) EMC
9 5 (3.88%) Intel
9 5 (3.88%) IBM
10 3 (2.33%) SolarWinds
11 2 (1.55%) Dell
12 1 (0.78%) Oracle
12 1 (0.78%) SAP
12 1 (0.78%) Acronis
12 1 (0.78%) Zerto
12 1 (0.78%) Red Hat
12 1 (0.78%) Symantec
12 1 (0.78%) CommVault
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