The median contractor rate for a Windows Server Engineer was £308 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Engineer
South East / Berkshire
Rank 96 120 130
Rank change year-on-year +24 +10  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 5 6 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.27% 0.24% 0.10%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.29% 0.26% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 2
Median daily rate £308 £250 £231
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.00% +8.10%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £250 £226
10% offered a daily rate of more than £372 £390 £236
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £358 £265
% change year-on-year -16.08% +34.90%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £14.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +48.27% -42.00%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 1728 2268 2701
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 93.30% 92.53% 93.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 1170 1389
Median daily rate £420 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £535
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 91 73 84
Median hourly rate £15.70 £27.50 £17.22
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -42.90% +59.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £10.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £63.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.38
% change year-on-year -12.50% +15.10%  

Windows Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire that featured Windows Server Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server Engineer in Berkshire

Windows Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Server Engineer in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server Engineer in Berkshire

Windows Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server Engineer in Berkshire

Windows Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Reading +17 1 £300 +20.00% 1
Bracknell - 1 - -
Windows Server Engineer
South East

Windows Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 across the Berkshire region featuring Windows Server Engineer in the job title.

1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (88.89%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 3 (33.33%) NetApp
3 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
4 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (22.22%) Citrix
4 2 (22.22%) Linux
4 2 (22.22%) SQL
4 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (22.22%) Clustering
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 2 (22.22%) SUSE
4 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
5 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) Meridio
5 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
5 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
5 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
5 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
5 1 (11.11%) XenApp

Windows Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (11.11%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DHCP
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) MS Access
General
1 1 (11.11%) Law
1 1 (11.11%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Fat Client
2 1 (11.11%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) SUSE
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 7
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
1 1 (11.11%) Problem Management
1 1 (11.11%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (11.11%) DV Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) NetBackup
1 1 (11.11%) Netcool
1 1 (11.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 1 (11.11%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) NetApp
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
4 1 (11.11%) CheckPoint
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) Meridio
4 1 (11.11%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) Veritas