The table below looks at the statistics for the Windows Server Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 2 March 2015 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Windows Server Specialist
Rank 572 572 531
Rank change year-on-year
0 -41
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Specialist 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.008% 0.008% 0.004%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.008% 0.008% 0.005%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £200
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +100.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £400 £200
% change year-on-year
- +100.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
48562 47237 41574
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.40% 92.41% 92.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29824 27903 23737
Average daily rate £400 £400 £390
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £345
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1861 2009 2246
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.72 £17.15 £17.50
% change year-on-year
-2.50% -2.00%

Windows Server Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Windows Server Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Server Specialist
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Windows Server Specialist within the UK.

Windows Server Specialist Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Server Specialist
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server Specialist within the UK.

Windows Server Specialist Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Server Specialist
Top 9 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 Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 2 March 2015. 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -30 4 £400 -
London - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Portsmouth - - - -
Slough - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North West - - - -
South East - - - -

Windows Server Specialist
Top 23 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows Server Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) VMware
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 6 (50.00%) SQL
5 4 (33.33%) vSphere
5 4 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
5 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (33.33%) ITIL
5 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 4 (33.33%) HP
5 4 (33.33%) SAN
5 4 (33.33%) X-Windows
5 4 (33.33%) WSUS
5 4 (33.33%) Clustering
5 4 (33.33%) Altiris
5 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (25.00%) UNIX
6 3 (25.00%) Oracle
6 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
7 2 (16.67%) Lync
7 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (16.67%) Migration

Windows Server Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows Server Specialist 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 Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (16.67%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) SAN
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (25.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
1 4 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 3 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 2 (16.67%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) vSphere
1 4 (33.33%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) VMware
2 4 (33.33%) Altiris
2 4 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) Oracle