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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Server Engineer
Rank 567 579 553
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -26
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 47 70 95
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.095% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.10% 0.13% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 28 63
Median daily rate £300 £331 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.43% +10.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £168 £196 £222
10% offered a daily rate of more than £383 £465 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £270 £318 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.96% +5.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 5
Median hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £24.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%

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
46857 52091 52770
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.54% 94.71% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 30652 33213 33381
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 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1649 2008 2171
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%

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 10 December 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
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 10 December 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 -2 45 £300 -7.69% 17
London -6 12 £350 - 1
Yorkshire +23 11 £300 +49.62%
South East +10 10 £250 -40.47% 8
West Yorkshire +21 7 £360 +79.55%
Leeds +21 6 - -
North West +3 6 £325 +36.84% 2
Berkshire +4 5 £250 -42.85%
Reading -1 4 £250 -42.85%
West Midlands -15 4 £205 -
Birmingham - 4 £205 -
Manchester - 4 £325 - 1
North Yorkshire +8 3 £300 -
York - 3 £300 -
Surrey +22 2 £199 - 1
Hampshire +17 2 £300 -28.57%
Cheshire +15 2 - -
City of London -14 2 £388 -22.50%
Edinburgh +18 1 - -
Cardiff +14 1 - -
Bradford +14 1 £360 -
Norfolk +10 1 £235 +44.61%
South Wales +4 1 - -
Scotland +3 1 - -
East Midlands +2 1 £250 +16.27% 3
East of England 0 1 £235 +7.42% 1
Wales -2 1 - -
West Sussex - 1 £235 - 1
Leicestershire - 1 £250 - 1
Bracknell - 1 - -

Windows Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 93 (100.00%) Windows
1 93 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 52 (55.91%) VMware
2 52 (55.91%) Active Directory
3 47 (50.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 42 (45.16%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (29.03%) Microsoft
6 26 (27.96%) DNS
6 26 (27.96%) MS Exchange
7 25 (26.88%) Windows Server 2003
8 24 (25.81%) Citrix
9 19 (20.43%) SCCM
9 19 (20.43%) PowerShell
9 19 (20.43%) Hyper-V
10 17 (18.28%) SAN
11 16 (17.20%) DHCP
12 14 (15.05%) Office 365
12 14 (15.05%) vSphere
13 13 (13.98%) Exchange Server 2010
13 13 (13.98%) ITIL
14 12 (12.90%) SQL Server
14 12 (12.90%) NetApp
14 12 (12.90%) Migration
14 12 (12.90%) XenApp
15 11 (11.83%) Firewall
15 11 (11.83%) Cisco
15 11 (11.83%) SQL
15 11 (11.83%) LAN
16 10 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
17 9 (9.68%) Windows 7

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 26 (27.96%) MS Exchange
2 13 (13.98%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (6.45%) IIS
4 5 (5.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.38%) SharePoint
4 5 (5.38%) Skype for Business
5 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (3.23%) BizTalk Server
7 2 (2.15%) IBM Domino
7 2 (2.15%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.08%) Confluence
8 1 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.08%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.08%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (3.23%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.08%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 14 (15.05%) Office 365
2 6 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.15%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (2.15%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.08%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.08%) CloudFront
4 1 (1.08%) IaaS
4 1 (1.08%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.08%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (27.96%) DNS
2 17 (18.28%) SAN
3 16 (17.20%) DHCP
4 11 (11.83%) Firewall
4 11 (11.83%) LAN
5 9 (9.68%) WAN
6 7 (7.53%) TCP/IP
7 5 (5.38%) VLAN
8 4 (4.30%) NAS
8 4 (4.30%) Skype
8 4 (4.30%) VoIP
8 4 (4.30%) VPN
9 3 (3.23%) Ethernet
9 3 (3.23%) Internet
9 3 (3.23%) MPLS
10 2 (2.15%) iSCSI
10 2 (2.15%) NetScaler
10 2 (2.15%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (2.15%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (1.08%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (3.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2014
4 2 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.15%) WhereScape RED
5 1 (1.08%) MS Access
5 1 (1.08%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (1.08%) JIRA
General
1 8 (8.60%) Finance
2 5 (5.38%) Law
2 5 (5.38%) Retail
3 3 (3.23%) Banking
4 2 (2.15%) Legal
5 1 (1.08%) Back Office
5 1 (1.08%) Games
5 1 (1.08%) Manufacturing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.15%) .NET
1 2 (2.15%) Middleware
2 1 (1.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.53%) Data Centre
2 4 (4.30%) Statistics
3 2 (2.15%) Private Cloud
3 2 (2.15%) Replication
4 1 (1.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.08%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.08%) BYOD
4 1 (1.08%) CLARiiON
4 1 (1.08%) Clustering
4 1 (1.08%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.08%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.08%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (1.08%) EPoS
4 1 (1.08%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.08%) PKI
4 1 (1.08%) Symmetrix
4 1 (1.08%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 93 (100.00%) Windows
1 93 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 47 (50.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (45.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (26.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (9.68%) Windows 7
6 7 (7.53%) Linux
7 6 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.30%) Android
8 4 (4.30%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.23%) Unix
10 2 (2.15%) Windows 10
11 1 (1.08%) AIX
11 1 (1.08%) Solaris
11 1 (1.08%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.08%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.08%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.08%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (13.98%) ITIL
2 12 (12.90%) Migration
3 7 (7.53%) Server Building
4 5 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (5.38%) High Availability
5 4 (4.30%) Change Control
5 4 (4.30%) Service Delivery
6 3 (3.23%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.23%) Time Management
7 2 (2.15%) ETL
7 2 (2.15%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.15%) Infrastructure Management
7 2 (2.15%) Matrix Organization
7 2 (2.15%) Project Management
7 2 (2.15%) Service Management
8 1 (1.08%) BCP
8 1 (1.08%) Capacity Management
8 1 (1.08%) Configuration Management
8 1 (1.08%) Converged Infrastructure
8 1 (1.08%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (20.43%) PowerShell
2 11 (11.83%) SQL
3 3 (3.23%) VBScript
4 1 (1.08%) Perl
4 1 (1.08%) VB
Qualifications
1 7 (7.53%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (7.53%) SC Cleared
1 7 (7.53%) Security Cleared
2 6 (6.45%) CCNA
2 6 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (6.45%) MCSE
3 4 (4.30%) Degree
4 2 (2.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (1.08%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.23%) SLA
2 1 (1.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (55.91%) Active Directory
2 19 (20.43%) Hyper-V
3 14 (15.05%) vSphere
4 12 (12.90%) XenApp
5 10 (10.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (9.68%) VMware ESX
7 8 (8.60%) XenDesktop
8 3 (3.23%) vCloud
8 3 (3.23%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.15%) Firmware
9 2 (2.15%) ISA Server
9 2 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (1.08%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.08%) NFS
10 1 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (1.08%) Veritas Volume Manager
10 1 (1.08%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.08%) VMware Server
10 1 (1.08%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (20.43%) SCCM
2 7 (7.53%) SCOM
3 5 (5.38%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (5.38%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.15%) Microsoft Clustering
4 2 (2.15%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (2.15%) WSUS
5 1 (1.08%) EdgeSight
5 1 (1.08%) FortiGate
5 1 (1.08%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.08%) Nagios
5 1 (1.08%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.08%) Netcool
5 1 (1.08%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.08%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.08%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.08%) Veritas Storage Foundation
5 1 (1.08%) vRealize
Vendors
1 52 (55.91%) VMware
2 27 (29.03%) Microsoft
3 24 (25.81%) Citrix
4 12 (12.90%) NetApp
5 11 (11.83%) Cisco
6 9 (9.68%) HP
7 6 (6.45%) EMC
7 6 (6.45%) Red Hat
7 6 (6.45%) ThinPrint
8 5 (5.38%) Symantec
9 4 (4.30%) Intel Security
9 4 (4.30%) SolarWinds
10 3 (3.23%) Dell
10 3 (3.23%) Oracle
11 2 (2.15%) IBM
11 2 (2.15%) Juniper
11 2 (2.15%) Lotus
11 2 (2.15%) RedGate
11 2 (2.15%) Veeam
11 2 (2.15%) Veritas
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