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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Engineer
Rank 566 548 566
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +18
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 46 38 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.080% 0.072% 0.066%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.088% 0.078% 0.071%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 15 15
Average daily rate
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£280 £340 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% -10.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £259 £276
10% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £428 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £270 £288 £358
% change year-on-year
-6.08% -19.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 2
Average hourly rate £28.25 £31.56 £24.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.47% +30.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £23.21 £23.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £142.45 £39.62 £24.85
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.25 £27.38 £24.25
% change year-on-year
+3.16% +12.91%

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
52430 48925 53586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.02% 92.73% 92.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 32042 29264 29965
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £231 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £350 £348
% change year-on-year
+2.85% +0.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2056 2117 2633
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.00 £18.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -6.84%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year
+3.12% -8.57%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 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
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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 -5 41 £275 -19.11% 4
London +9 17 £318 -16.44% 2
South East +10 10 £285 -21.91% 1
Cheshire +13 6 £280 -
North West -1 6 £280 -
City of London +26 5 £350 -18.84% 2
Scotland - 5 £350 -
Berkshire +11 4 - - 1
South West -46 4 £265 -10.54% 1
Gloucestershire -17 3 £265 -
East of England -18 3 £190 -30.90%
Reading - 3 - - 1
Edinburgh - 2 - -
West Sussex +2 1 £338 -
West Yorkshire - 1 £270 -
Yorkshire - 1 £270 -
Crawley - 1 £338 -
Hampshire - 1 £270 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £205 -
South Yorkshire - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Colchester - - - -
Coventry - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -

Windows Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 97 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (71.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (48.45%) Active Directory
4 45 (46.39%) VMware
5 43 (44.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (36.08%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (24.74%) VMware Infrastructure
7 24 (24.74%) Citrix
8 21 (21.65%) DNS
9 20 (20.62%) Microsoft
10 19 (19.59%) SCCM
11 18 (18.56%) SC Cleared
11 18 (18.56%) Security Cleared
12 17 (17.53%) PowerShell
12 17 (17.53%) Migration
13 16 (16.49%) Finance
14 15 (15.46%) DHCP
15 14 (14.43%) Hyper-V
16 13 (13.40%) Windows 7
16 13 (13.40%) SQL
17 12 (12.37%) Linux
17 12 (12.37%) LAN
17 12 (12.37%) WAN
17 12 (12.37%) TCP/IP
17 12 (12.37%) Firewall
17 12 (12.37%) WSUS
18 11 (11.34%) vSphere
18 11 (11.34%) Cisco
19 10 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
19 10 (10.31%) MS Exchange

Windows Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 10 (10.31%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (6.19%) SharePoint
2 6 (6.19%) IIS
3 5 (5.15%) Lync
4 4 (4.12%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.06%) SharePoint 2013
7 1 (1.03%) WebSphere
7 1 (1.03%) Apache
7 1 (1.03%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.03%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (4.12%) MS Office
2 3 (3.09%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.03%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.03%) Google Apps
2 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.65%) DNS
2 15 (15.46%) DHCP
3 12 (12.37%) LAN
3 12 (12.37%) WAN
3 12 (12.37%) TCP/IP
3 12 (12.37%) Firewall
4 7 (7.22%) SAN
4 7 (7.22%) VPN
5 6 (6.19%) IPv4
5 6 (6.19%) IPv6
6 3 (3.09%) NAS
7 2 (2.06%) VLAN
7 2 (2.06%) Unified Communications
7 2 (2.06%) DMZ
7 2 (2.06%) Kerberos
8 1 (1.03%) VoIP
8 1 (1.03%) X.500
8 1 (1.03%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.03%) Network Security
8 1 (1.03%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (6.19%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.06%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.03%) MySQL
5 1 (1.03%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.03%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.03%) MSBuild
2 1 (1.03%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (16.49%) Finance
2 7 (7.22%) Banking
3 5 (5.15%) Investment Banking
4 4 (4.12%) Law
4 4 (4.12%) Legal
5 3 (3.09%) Local Government
6 2 (2.06%) Retail
7 1 (1.03%) Publishing
7 1 (1.03%) Games
7 1 (1.03%) Financial Institution
7 1 (1.03%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.19%) Web Services
2 1 (1.03%) Middleware
2 1 (1.03%) XML
2 1 (1.03%) OLE
2 1 (1.03%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.22%) Clustering
2 6 (6.19%) iPad
3 5 (5.15%) Replication
3 5 (5.15%) PKI
4 3 (3.09%) Thin Client
4 3 (3.09%) Fat Client
4 3 (3.09%) Video Editing
4 3 (3.09%) Open Source
4 3 (3.09%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.03%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.03%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.03%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.03%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.03%) Online Games
5 1 (1.03%) Celerra
5 1 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 97 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (71.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 43 (44.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 35 (36.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (13.40%) Windows 7
6 12 (12.37%) Linux
7 6 (6.19%) UNIX
8 3 (3.09%) Windows 2000
8 3 (3.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.03%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.03%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (1.03%) CentOS
9 1 (1.03%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (17.53%) Migration
2 10 (10.31%) ITIL
3 7 (7.22%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (5.15%) Root Cause Analysis
4 5 (5.15%) Performance Monitoring
5 4 (4.12%) Service Management
6 3 (3.09%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.09%) Performance Management
6 3 (3.09%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.09%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (3.09%) DevOps
7 2 (2.06%) Software Deployment
7 2 (2.06%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (2.06%) Customer Engagement
7 2 (2.06%) Risk Assessment
7 2 (2.06%) Project Management
8 1 (1.03%) MVC
8 1 (1.03%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (1.03%) Change Management
8 1 (1.03%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (17.53%) PowerShell
2 13 (13.40%) SQL
3 4 (4.12%) Perl
4 3 (3.09%) C
5 2 (2.06%) Bourne shell
5 2 (2.06%) VBScript
5 2 (2.06%) VB
5 2 (2.06%) Korn
5 2 (2.06%) Ruby
6 1 (1.03%) C#
6 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (18.56%) SC Cleared
1 18 (18.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (10.31%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (7.22%) MCSE
4 4 (4.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (3.09%) MCITP
6 2 (2.06%) CCNP
6 2 (2.06%) CCNA
6 2 (2.06%) MCP
6 2 (2.06%) MCTS
6 2 (2.06%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.03%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.03%) CCA
7 1 (1.03%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (1.03%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.03%) SLA
System Software
1 47 (48.45%) Active Directory
2 24 (24.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (14.43%) Hyper-V
4 11 (11.34%) vSphere
5 9 (9.28%) XenApp
6 7 (7.22%) VMware ESX
7 5 (5.15%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (5.15%) XenDesktop
8 3 (3.09%) NFS
8 3 (3.09%) Terminal Services
8 3 (3.09%) DFS Replication
8 3 (3.09%) XenServer
9 2 (2.06%) VMware Server
9 2 (2.06%) UAG
9 2 (2.06%) ISA Server
10 1 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.03%) Forefront TMG
10 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 19 (19.59%) SCCM
2 12 (12.37%) WSUS
3 8 (8.25%) NetBackup
4 7 (7.22%) SCOM
5 6 (6.19%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (5.15%) SCVMM
7 2 (2.06%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (2.06%) Puppet
7 2 (2.06%) Backup Exec
7 2 (2.06%) Tivoli
7 2 (2.06%) Nagios
8 1 (1.03%) ARCserve
8 1 (1.03%) BladeLogic
8 1 (1.03%) MIIS
8 1 (1.03%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 45 (46.39%) VMware
2 24 (24.74%) Citrix
3 20 (20.62%) Microsoft
4 11 (11.34%) Cisco
5 8 (8.25%) HP
6 7 (7.22%) McAfee
7 6 (6.19%) Apple
8 5 (5.15%) IBM
8 5 (5.15%) Dell
8 5 (5.15%) EMC
8 5 (5.15%) NetApp
9 4 (4.12%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.06%) Isilon
10 2 (2.06%) Veritas
10 2 (2.06%) Altiris
11 1 (1.03%) Symantec
11 1 (1.03%) AppSense
11 1 (1.03%) Google
11 1 (1.03%) Intel
11 1 (1.03%) Compaq
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