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 24 January 2017 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
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Engineer
UK
Rank 543 563 543
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -20
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 50 49 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.098% 0.14%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.12% 0.10% 0.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 23 43
Median daily rate £300 £325 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £164 £250 £159
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £411 £366
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £325 £275
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 4
Median hourly rate £21.50 £22.00 £22.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.27% -1.12%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.20 £22.00 £17.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.50 £22.00 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 - £25.00

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
42518 47379 47264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.78% 94.76% 94.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 27667 30205 29656
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £587 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+4.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1495 1737 1864
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% +6.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.75 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.87 £47.50 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
- +9.37%

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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Server Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 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 +25 48 £300 -9.77% 12
London -8 15 £295 -12.59% 1
South East +16 13 £300 -7.69% 8
Yorkshire +20 8 £350 +2.94% 1
Leeds +20 7 £350 +2.94%
West Yorkshire +20 7 £350 +2.94% 1
North West +27 5 £325 -13.33%
Berkshire +14 5 £308 +23.00% 2
City of London +5 4 £425 +33.33% 1
East Midlands +3 4 £250 +16.27% 1
Manchester - 4 £325 -
Hampshire +11 3 £320 -23.80%
West Midlands -2 3 £140 -
Birmingham - 3 £140 -
Oxfordshire - 3 - -
Oxford - 3 - -
Reading +9 2 £300 +20.00% 2
Lincolnshire - 2 - -
Leicestershire - 2 £250 - 1
Scotland +21 1 £185 -32.72%
Surrey +17 1 £135 -60.29% 2
Croydon -12 1 £350 -
West Sussex - 1 £235 - 1
Dundee - 1 £185 -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Bracknell - 1 - -
South Yorkshire - 1 £350 -
Portsmouth - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £300 -
Hook - 1 £340 -

Windows Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, 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 84 (100.00%) Windows
1 84 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 53 (63.10%) Active Directory
3 43 (51.19%) VMware
4 39 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (44.05%) Windows Server 2012
6 27 (32.14%) MS Exchange
7 22 (26.19%) Microsoft
8 21 (25.00%) DNS
8 21 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (19.05%) SCCM
9 16 (19.05%) PowerShell
9 16 (19.05%) Citrix
10 15 (17.86%) DHCP
10 15 (17.86%) Hyper-V
11 14 (16.67%) SAN
11 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
12 13 (15.48%) Firewall
12 13 (15.48%) vSphere
13 12 (14.29%) Windows 7
13 12 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (14.29%) SQL
14 11 (13.10%) LAN
14 11 (13.10%) Cisco
15 10 (11.90%) VMware ESX
16 9 (10.71%) Migration
16 9 (10.71%) HP
16 9 (10.71%) WAN
16 9 (10.71%) Office 365
17 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared

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 27 (32.14%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (7.14%) IIS
5 4 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (3.57%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.38%) IBM Domino
7 2 (2.38%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.19%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.19%) JBoss
8 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 4 (4.76%) MS Excel
2 3 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.71%) Office 365
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.00%) DNS
2 15 (17.86%) DHCP
3 14 (16.67%) SAN
4 13 (15.48%) Firewall
5 11 (13.10%) LAN
6 9 (10.71%) WAN
7 8 (9.52%) TCP/IP
8 4 (4.76%) MPLS
8 4 (4.76%) VoIP
9 3 (3.57%) Ethernet
9 3 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (3.57%) VLAN
9 3 (3.57%) VPN
10 2 (2.38%) Internet
10 2 (2.38%) NAS
10 2 (2.38%) Skype
10 2 (2.38%) Wireless
11 1 (1.19%) IPsec
11 1 (1.19%) Unified Communications
11 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (5.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.38%) MS Access
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.38%) WhereScape RED
General
1 6 (7.14%) Finance
1 6 (7.14%) Retail
2 4 (4.76%) Law
3 3 (3.57%) Legal
4 2 (2.38%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) Middleware
2 1 (1.19%) .NET
2 1 (1.19%) JSON
2 1 (1.19%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
1 4 (4.76%) Statistics
2 3 (3.57%) PKI
3 2 (2.38%) EPoS
4 1 (1.19%) Clustering
4 1 (1.19%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.19%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.19%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.19%) Symmetrix
4 1 (1.19%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 84 (100.00%) Windows
1 84 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 39 (46.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 37 (44.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (14.29%) Windows 7
6 5 (5.95%) Linux
6 5 (5.95%) Windows 10
7 3 (3.57%) Android
7 3 (3.57%) Apple iOS
7 3 (3.57%) Unix
8 2 (2.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.38%) SUSE
8 2 (2.38%) Windows XP
9 1 (1.19%) AIX
9 1 (1.19%) Solaris
9 1 (1.19%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.19%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (10.71%) Migration
2 8 (9.52%) ITIL
3 7 (8.33%) Server Building
4 6 (7.14%) High Availability
5 4 (4.76%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.57%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.57%) Time Management
7 2 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.38%) ETL
7 2 (2.38%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (2.38%) Service Management
8 1 (1.19%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.19%) BCP
8 1 (1.19%) Chat Support
8 1 (1.19%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.19%) Investment Management
8 1 (1.19%) Process Improvement
8 1 (1.19%) Project Management
8 1 (1.19%) Release Management
8 1 (1.19%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 12 (14.29%) SQL
3 5 (5.95%) VBScript
4 2 (2.38%) VB
5 1 (1.19%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.19%) Perl
Qualifications
1 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (7.14%) CCNA
3 6 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.95%) Degree
5 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (2.38%) MCSE
7 1 (1.19%) DBS Check
7 1 (1.19%) DV Cleared
7 1 (1.19%) HND
7 1 (1.19%) MCITP
7 1 (1.19%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (63.10%) Active Directory
2 15 (17.86%) Hyper-V
3 13 (15.48%) vSphere
4 10 (11.90%) VMware ESX
5 7 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (7.14%) XenApp
6 6 (7.14%) XenDesktop
7 5 (5.95%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (4.76%) vCloud
9 2 (2.38%) Firmware
10 1 (1.19%) NFS
10 1 (1.19%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (1.19%) SRDF
10 1 (1.19%) Veritas File System
10 1 (1.19%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (1.19%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 16 (19.05%) SCCM
2 2 (2.38%) NetBackup
2 2 (2.38%) Netcool
2 2 (2.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.19%) SCOM
3 1 (1.19%) SCOrch
3 1 (1.19%) Unicenter
3 1 (1.19%) Veritas Storage Foundation
3 1 (1.19%) vRealize
Vendors
1 43 (51.19%) VMware
2 22 (26.19%) Microsoft
3 16 (19.05%) Citrix
4 11 (13.10%) Cisco
5 9 (10.71%) HP
6 6 (7.14%) Dell
6 6 (7.14%) ThinPrint
7 5 (5.95%) EMC
7 5 (5.95%) NetApp
8 3 (3.57%) Intel Security
8 3 (3.57%) Oracle
8 3 (3.57%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.57%) Symantec
8 3 (3.57%) Veeam
8 3 (3.57%) Veritas
9 2 (2.38%) Greenplum
9 2 (2.38%) Lotus
9 2 (2.38%) RedGate
9 2 (2.38%) Tableau
10 1 (1.19%) WebSpy