The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Windows Server Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 28 May 2016 with a comparison to same period over 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.

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Engineer
Rank 573 526 525
Rank change year-on-year
-47 -1
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 83 123 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.22% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.24% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 81 44
Median daily rate £325 £300 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £200 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £300 £238
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 7
Median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £25.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.00% -19.35%

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
51670 52282 49893
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.76% 94.71% 94.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 33730 32289 30871
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1487 2076 2100
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.33 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.95 £16.16 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+11.04% -2.06%

Windows Server Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Windows Server Engineer in the job title.

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 May 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
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 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 28 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -57 74 £325 +5.26% 22
London -28 33 £300 -14.28% 9
Yorkshire +11 13 £400 +33.33% 2
South East -11 12 £400 +33.33% 4
West Yorkshire +4 9 £400 +100.00% 2
Leeds +3 9 £400 +14.28% 2
Scotland -10 9 £365 +52.08%
Edinburgh +5 8 £375 +25.00%
East of England +2 5 £110 -66.15% 2
West Midlands -15 5 £200 -36.00% 1
City of London +30 4 £240 -27.54% 6
East Midlands +14 3 £275 -
Hertfordshire +4 2 £110 -63.33% 2
Essex -2 2 £325 -7.14%
North West -5 2 £375 +46.34% 2
South West -8 2 £389 - 2
Hampshire -8 2 £285 +90.00%
Berkshire -11 2 - - 1
Kent -13 2 £300 - 1
Surrey -13 2 £425 +41.66%
Buckinghamshire - 2 £413 - 1
Camberley - 2 £425 -
Milton Keynes - 2 £413 - 1
Watford - 2 £110 - 1
Cambridgeshire +9 1 - -
North Yorkshire +6 1 - -
Oxfordshire +4 1 £400 +53.84%
Oxford +3 1 £400 +53.84%
Birmingham -1 1 £200 - 1
Coventry -6 1 - -

Windows Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 May 2016, Windows Server Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads featuring Windows Server Engineer in the job title.

1 131 (100.00%) Windows
1 131 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 76 (58.02%) Active Directory
3 64 (48.85%) VMware
4 62 (47.33%) Microsoft
5 57 (43.51%) Windows Server 2008
6 55 (41.98%) Windows Server 2012
7 39 (29.77%) SQL Server
8 38 (29.01%) VMware Infrastructure
8 38 (29.01%) PowerShell
9 36 (27.48%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (26.72%) Citrix
11 34 (25.95%) DNS
12 31 (23.66%) SQL
13 28 (21.37%) Finance
14 26 (19.85%) Migration
15 23 (17.56%) IIS
15 23 (17.56%) ITIL
15 23 (17.56%) DHCP
15 23 (17.56%) SAN
16 21 (16.03%) SCCM
17 20 (15.27%) XenApp
17 20 (15.27%) MS Excel
17 20 (15.27%) Banking
18 16 (12.21%) Data Centre
19 15 (11.45%) Office 365
19 15 (11.45%) Hyper-V
19 15 (11.45%) MS Exchange
20 14 (10.69%) HP
20 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure

Windows Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 23 (17.56%) IIS
2 15 (11.45%) MS Exchange
3 11 (8.40%) SharePoint
4 9 (6.87%) Skype for Business
5 6 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (3.05%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.05%) WebSphere
7 3 (2.29%) Confluence
7 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (1.53%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.76%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.76%) Kentico
9 1 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 20 (15.27%) MS Excel
2 7 (5.34%) MS Office
3 4 (3.05%) MS Project
4 1 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.45%) Office 365
2 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.05%) IaaS
4 3 (2.29%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (2.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.29%) PaaS
5 1 (0.76%) Bluemix
5 1 (0.76%) OpenShift
5 1 (0.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (25.95%) DNS
2 23 (17.56%) DHCP
2 23 (17.56%) SAN
3 13 (9.92%) Firewall
4 11 (8.40%) TCP/IP
5 8 (6.11%) LAN
5 8 (6.11%) WAN
6 7 (5.34%) VLAN
7 6 (4.58%) Internet
8 4 (3.05%) DMZ
8 4 (3.05%) Extranet
8 4 (3.05%) Network Security
8 4 (3.05%) SSL
8 4 (3.05%) VoIP
8 4 (3.05%) VPN
8 4 (3.05%) Wireless
9 3 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (2.29%) Cisco Wireless
9 3 (2.29%) Intranet
9 3 (2.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (29.77%) SQL Server
2 8 (6.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (4.58%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (1.53%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.76%) BusinessObjects
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database
6 1 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (2.29%) JIRA
General
1 28 (21.37%) Finance
2 20 (15.27%) Banking
3 4 (3.05%) Advertising
3 4 (3.05%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.53%) Back Office
4 2 (1.53%) Electronics
4 2 (1.53%) Legal
4 2 (1.53%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.53%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.82%) .NET
2 1 (0.76%) MAPI
2 1 (0.76%) Middleware
2 1 (0.76%) REST
2 1 (0.76%) RESTful
2 1 (0.76%) Web Services
2 1 (0.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.21%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.92%) Clustering
3 7 (5.34%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.05%) Cryptography
5 3 (2.29%) Wiki
6 2 (1.53%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.53%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.53%) NHS
6 2 (1.53%) Statistics
7 1 (0.76%) CMDB
7 1 (0.76%) EMC VNX
7 1 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.76%) FMCG
7 1 (0.76%) Grid Computing
7 1 (0.76%) HP StoreVirtual
7 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (0.76%) Replication
7 1 (0.76%) Robotics
7 1 (0.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 131 (100.00%) Windows
1 131 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 57 (43.51%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (41.98%) Windows Server 2012
4 36 (27.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (9.16%) Windows 7
6 9 (6.87%) Linux
7 4 (3.05%) Unix
7 4 (3.05%) Windows Phone
8 2 (1.53%) Android
8 2 (1.53%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.53%) CentOS
8 2 (1.53%) Mac OS X
8 2 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.53%) Solaris
8 2 (1.53%) Windows 8
8 2 (1.53%) Windows XP
9 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.76%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (19.85%) Migration
2 23 (17.56%) ITIL
3 12 (9.16%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (9.16%) Project Management
4 9 (6.87%) Infrastructure Management
5 7 (5.34%) CRM
6 5 (3.82%) Capacity Management
6 5 (3.82%) Configuration Management
6 5 (3.82%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.05%) Business Continuity
7 4 (3.05%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (3.05%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (3.05%) PRINCE2
7 4 (3.05%) Server Virtualisation
7 4 (3.05%) Software Deployment
8 3 (2.29%) DevOps
8 3 (2.29%) High Availability
8 3 (2.29%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (2.29%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (2.29%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (29.01%) PowerShell
2 31 (23.66%) SQL
3 8 (6.11%) VBScript
4 4 (3.05%) C#
5 2 (1.53%) C
5 2 (1.53%) Java
5 2 (1.53%) VB
6 1 (0.76%) C++
6 1 (0.76%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 11 (8.40%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (8.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (6.87%) MCSE
3 5 (3.82%) MCSA
4 4 (3.05%) CCNA
4 4 (3.05%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.29%) Degree
5 3 (2.29%) Security Cleared
6 2 (1.53%) SC Cleared
7 1 (0.76%) CCA
7 1 (0.76%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (0.76%) CTC Cleared
7 1 (0.76%) MCITP
7 1 (0.76%) MCTS
7 1 (0.76%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.58%) SLA
2 1 (0.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 76 (58.02%) Active Directory
2 38 (29.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (15.27%) XenApp
4 15 (11.45%) Hyper-V
5 11 (8.40%) vSphere
6 9 (6.87%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (5.34%) VMware ESX
8 6 (4.58%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (4.58%) XenDesktop
9 5 (3.82%) UAG
9 5 (3.82%) XenServer
10 4 (3.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 2 (1.53%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.76%) Firmware
12 1 (0.76%) Forefront TMG
12 1 (0.76%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.76%) NFS
12 1 (0.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 21 (16.03%) SCCM
2 14 (10.69%) SCOM
3 5 (3.82%) Puppet
3 5 (3.82%) WSUS
4 4 (3.05%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.05%) IBM BigFix
4 4 (3.05%) Nagios
4 4 (3.05%) SCOrch
4 4 (3.05%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
5 3 (2.29%) EdgeSight
6 2 (1.53%) BladeLogic
6 2 (1.53%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (1.53%) SCVMM
7 1 (0.76%) CFEngine
7 1 (0.76%) cPanel
7 1 (0.76%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (0.76%) Ganglia
7 1 (0.76%) Graphite
7 1 (0.76%) Sysprep
7 1 (0.76%) vRealize
Vendors
1 64 (48.85%) VMware
2 62 (47.33%) Microsoft
3 35 (26.72%) Citrix
4 14 (10.69%) HP
5 11 (8.40%) NetApp
6 8 (6.11%) EMC
6 8 (6.11%) Symantec
7 7 (5.34%) Dell
8 6 (4.58%) Cisco
8 6 (4.58%) IBM
9 5 (3.82%) Mitel
9 5 (3.82%) Oracle
10 4 (3.05%) CommVault
10 4 (3.05%) Juniper
10 4 (3.05%) ServiceNow
11 2 (1.53%) AppSense
11 2 (1.53%) SAP
12 1 (0.76%) iManage
12 1 (0.76%) Palo Alto
12 1 (0.76%) Zerto
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