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 18 December 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
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Windows Server Engineer
Rank 567 541 519
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 41 28 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.054% 0.048%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.081% 0.059% 0.052%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 7
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£275 £300 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £217 £260 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £371 £411 £405
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £285 £233
% change year-on-year
-1.75% +22.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 9
Average hourly rate £17.00 £24.88 £31.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.65% -21.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.53 £19.53 £19.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £30.22 £33.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.41 £24.88 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-34.03% +24.37%

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
50785 47790 46152
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 91.81% 92.47% 92.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 32295 28808 26045
Average daily rate £400 £400 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2049 2106 2641
Average hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% -5.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.64 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.00 £17.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
-5.88% -5.55%

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 18 December 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
Top 27 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 18 December 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 -18 39 £280 -6.66% 5
South East -30 13 £345 +13.58% 2
London +24 10 £238 -20.83%
East of England -3 6 £275 +3.77%
South West -36 4 £265 -24.33% 1
Berkshire +1 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £240 -
Cheshire +4 1 £260 +108.00% 1
Surrey -7 1 £285 -36.66% 1
North West -10 1 £260 +108.00% 2
Wiltshire - 1 £338 - 1
West Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - -
Essex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Manchester - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Southampton - - - -
Staines - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Chester - - - - 1
Chippenham - - - - 1
Colchester - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Leeds - - - -

Windows Server Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 85 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (81.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 48 (56.47%) Active Directory
4 45 (52.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (50.59%) VMware
6 31 (36.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (27.06%) Microsoft
8 19 (22.35%) Citrix
9 18 (21.18%) MS Exchange
9 18 (21.18%) Security Cleared
9 18 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
10 17 (20.00%) SC Cleared
11 15 (17.65%) ITIL
11 15 (17.65%) DNS
12 14 (16.47%) SCCM
13 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Certification
13 12 (14.12%) DHCP
13 12 (14.12%) Finance
13 12 (14.12%) Migration
13 12 (14.12%) Clustering
14 11 (12.94%) HP
14 11 (12.94%) PowerShell
15 10 (11.76%) MCSE
15 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
15 10 (11.76%) Firewall
16 9 (10.59%) WSUS
16 9 (10.59%) SQL
16 9 (10.59%) Linux
16 9 (10.59%) Hyper-V
17 8 (9.41%) SharePoint

Windows Server Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 18 (21.18%) MS Exchange
2 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
3 7 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (4.71%) IIS
6 2 (2.35%) Lync
6 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (2.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.18%) Apache
7 1 (1.18%) Tomcat
7 1 (1.18%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 5 (5.88%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.53%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (1.18%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.65%) DNS
2 12 (14.12%) DHCP
3 10 (11.76%) Firewall
4 8 (9.41%) TCP/IP
5 7 (8.24%) WAN
5 7 (8.24%) SAN
5 7 (8.24%) LAN
6 6 (7.06%) VPN
7 4 (4.71%) NAS
7 4 (4.71%) IPv4
7 4 (4.71%) IPv6
8 2 (2.35%) VoIP
8 2 (2.35%) Kerberos
9 1 (1.18%) DMZ
9 1 (1.18%) Broadband
9 1 (1.18%) VLAN
9 1 (1.18%) Internet
9 1 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
9 1 (1.18%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) MySQL
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (1.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 12 (14.12%) Finance
2 4 (4.71%) Local Government
3 3 (3.53%) Investment Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Banking
4 1 (1.18%) Retail
4 1 (1.18%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.18%) Online Betting
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.35%) Web Services
2 1 (1.18%) MSMQ
2 1 (1.18%) .NET
2 1 (1.18%) OLE
2 1 (1.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Clustering
2 4 (4.71%) Fat Client
2 4 (4.71%) iPad
2 4 (4.71%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.53%) PKI
3 3 (3.53%) Open Source
4 2 (2.35%) Blackberry
4 2 (2.35%) Replication
4 2 (2.35%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.18%) CLARiiON
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.18%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.18%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 85 (100.00%) Windows
2 69 (81.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (52.94%) Windows Server 2003
4 31 (36.47%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (10.59%) Linux
6 7 (8.24%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.88%) UNIX
8 4 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (2.35%) Windows 2000
9 2 (2.35%) Solaris
10 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.18%) Windows NT
10 1 (1.18%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (17.65%) ITIL
2 12 (14.12%) Migration
3 4 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (4.71%) Incident Management
4 3 (3.53%) Change Management
4 3 (3.53%) Performance Monitoring
4 3 (3.53%) ITIL V3
4 3 (3.53%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (2.35%) Performance Management
5 2 (2.35%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (2.35%) Service Management
5 2 (2.35%) Problem Management
5 2 (2.35%) Network Load Balancing
5 2 (2.35%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (1.18%) E-Commerce
6 1 (1.18%) Data Management
6 1 (1.18%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.18%) Service Delivery
6 1 (1.18%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.18%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (12.94%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.59%) SQL
3 4 (4.71%) Perl
4 3 (3.53%) C
4 3 (3.53%) VB
5 2 (2.35%) Bourne shell
5 2 (2.35%) Korn
5 2 (2.35%) Ruby
5 2 (2.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 18 (21.18%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.00%) SC Cleared
3 12 (14.12%) Microsoft Certification
4 10 (11.76%) MCSE
5 7 (8.24%) MCP
6 3 (3.53%) MCITP
7 2 (2.35%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (2.35%) CCNP
7 2 (2.35%) CCNA
7 2 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.18%) MCSA
8 1 (1.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (1.18%) MCTS
8 1 (1.18%) Degree
8 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) SLA
System Software
1 48 (56.47%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.59%) Hyper-V
4 7 (8.24%) VMware ESX
4 7 (8.24%) XenApp
5 6 (7.06%) vSphere
6 4 (4.71%) VMware Server
6 4 (4.71%) XenServer
6 4 (4.71%) XenDesktop
6 4 (4.71%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.53%) NFS
7 3 (3.53%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.35%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.35%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.18%) Firmware
9 1 (1.18%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 14 (16.47%) SCCM
2 9 (10.59%) WSUS
3 5 (5.88%) McAfee ePO
3 5 (5.88%) SCOM
4 4 (4.71%) NetBackup
5 3 (3.53%) Nagios
6 2 (2.35%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.35%) Puppet
6 2 (2.35%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.35%) Tivoli
6 2 (2.35%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.18%) Legato
7 1 (1.18%) EMC NetWorker
7 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.18%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (1.18%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.18%) ARCserve
7 1 (1.18%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (1.18%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 43 (50.59%) VMware
2 23 (27.06%) Microsoft
3 19 (22.35%) Citrix
4 11 (12.94%) HP
5 8 (9.41%) Cisco
6 6 (7.06%) EMC
7 5 (5.88%) McAfee
8 4 (4.71%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.71%) Apple
9 3 (3.53%) NetApp
9 3 (3.53%) Dell
9 3 (3.53%) IBM
10 2 (2.35%) Veeam
10 2 (2.35%) Isilon
10 2 (2.35%) Altiris
10 2 (2.35%) Sun
10 2 (2.35%) Veritas
10 2 (2.35%) Intel
10 2 (2.35%) Avaya
11 1 (1.18%) BMC