Period
to 1 August 2021

The median contractor rate for a Windows Server Engineer was £464 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 1 August 2021.

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.

Windows Server Engineer
Central London > City of London
6 months to
1 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 162 132 231
Rank change year-on-year -30 +99 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 5 3 8
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.15% 0.13% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.16% 0.14% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 8
10th Percentile £428 £267 £418
25th Percentile £437 £359 £444
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £464 £525 £475
Median % change year-on-year -11.67% +10.53% +128.92%
75th Percentile £480 £544 £503
90th Percentile £483 £548 £524
Central London median daily rate £464 £525 £475
% change year-on-year -11.67% +10.53% +65.22%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 3,196 2,174 6,154
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.53% 93.18% 94.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,344 1,620 4,840
10th Percentile £361 £313 £325
25th Percentile £450 £414 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £513 £520
Median % change year-on-year +7.32% -1.44% +4.00%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £725 £676 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +10.00% -2.44% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 37 72
10th Percentile £12.38 £12.65 £11.25
25th Percentile £14.25 £18.50 £12.76
Median hourly rate £25.00 £36.00 £19.75
Median % change year-on-year -30.56% +82.28% +5.61%
75th Percentile £35.00 £43.70 £28.69
90th Percentile £43.00 £54.10 £46.64
Central London median hourly rate £25.00 £34.59 £20.00
% change year-on-year -27.72% +72.94% +6.95%

Windows Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Windows Server Engineer in the job title as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server Engineer in the City of London

Windows Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Server Engineer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Windows Server Engineer in the City of London

Windows Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 1 August 2021, Windows Server Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the City of London region featuring Windows Server Engineer in the job title.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Azure
3 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (40.00%) vCenter Server
4 2 (40.00%) Zscaler
4 2 (40.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (40.00%) OneDrive
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) AWS
4 2 (40.00%) Trend Micro
4 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
4 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (40.00%) Release Management
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) NAS
4 2 (40.00%) Dell
4 2 (40.00%) EMC
4 2 (40.00%) SharePoint

Windows Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft 365
2 3 (60.00%) Azure
3 2 (40.00%) AWS
3 2 (40.00%) OneDrive
4 1 (20.00%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
1 2 (40.00%) NAS
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
1 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (40.00%) Release Management
3 1 (20.00%) ITIL
3 1 (20.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) AWS Certification
1 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (20.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (40.00%) Virtual Desktop
2 2 (40.00%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) NetBackup
1 2 (40.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 2 (40.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Dell
3 2 (40.00%) EMC
3 2 (40.00%) Forcepoint
3 2 (40.00%) NetApp
3 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 2 (40.00%) Trend Micro
3 2 (40.00%) Veritas
3 2 (40.00%) Zscaler
4 1 (20.00%) Centrify