The median contractor rate for a Windows Server Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Server Engineer
England / London
Rank 389 414 377
Rank change year-on-year +25 -37  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 17 22 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.088% 0.099% 0.20%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.093% 0.10% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 17 30
Median daily rate £375 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% -9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £228 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £462 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £22.00 - £19.50
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 London. 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
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 18251 21034 20113
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.83% 95.00% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12983 15075 13890
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 240 283 373
Median hourly rate £22.50 £17.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.35% -10.52%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

Windows Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server Engineer in London

Windows Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server Engineer in London

Windows Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server Engineer in London over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server Engineer in London

Windows Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server Engineer in London

Windows Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 3 months to 26 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
City of London - 3 £550 - 2
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Windows Server Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 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 London region featuring Windows Server Engineer in the job title.

1 28 (100.00%) Windows
1 28 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 20 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (39.29%) VMware
6 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
7 8 (28.57%) Finance
8 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
8 7 (25.00%) DNS
8 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 7 (25.00%) SCCM
9 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
10 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
10 5 (17.86%) Banking
10 5 (17.86%) Linux
10 5 (17.86%) Migration
11 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 4 (14.29%) IIS
11 4 (14.29%) Citrix
11 4 (14.29%) Office 365
12 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
12 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
12 3 (10.71%) MS Office
12 3 (10.71%) MCSE
12 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
12 3 (10.71%) SAN
12 3 (10.71%) Red Hat

Windows Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related IT Skills in 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 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (14.29%) IIS
3 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.57%) JBoss
5 1 (3.57%) SharePoint
5 1 (3.57%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 3 (10.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (14.29%) Office 365
3 2 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.57%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.57%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (10.71%) SAN
3 2 (7.14%) DHCP
3 2 (7.14%) Firewall
3 2 (7.14%) NAS
3 2 (7.14%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.57%) Ethernet
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) Intranet
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
4 1 (3.57%) MPLS
4 1 (3.57%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (3.57%) VoIP
4 1 (3.57%) VPN
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2000
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.57%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.57%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 8 (28.57%) Finance
2 5 (17.86%) Banking
3 1 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.14%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.57%) JSON
2 1 (3.57%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 28 (100.00%) Windows
1 28 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 16 (57.14%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (17.86%) Linux
6 3 (10.71%) Unix
7 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (7.14%) Windows 10
7 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.57%) Android
8 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
8 1 (3.57%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (17.86%) Migration
2 2 (7.14%) Configuration Management
2 2 (7.14%) High Availability
2 2 (7.14%) ITIL
2 2 (7.14%) ITIL V3
3 1 (3.57%) BCP
3 1 (3.57%) Change Control
3 1 (3.57%) Data Modelling
3 1 (3.57%) DevOps
3 1 (3.57%) ETL
3 1 (3.57%) Identity Management
3 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 1 (3.57%) Line Management
3 1 (3.57%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (3.57%) Patch Management
3 1 (3.57%) Statistics
3 1 (3.57%) System Testing
3 1 (3.57%) Ticket Management
3 1 (3.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (42.86%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.14%) SQL
2 2 (7.14%) VBScript
3 1 (3.57%) Bash Shell
3 1 (3.57%) Python
3 1 (3.57%) Ruby
3 1 (3.57%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 3 (10.71%) MCSE
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) CCA
3 1 (3.57%) CCNA
3 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (3.57%) Degree
3 1 (3.57%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (7.14%) Hyper-V
3 2 (7.14%) vSphere
4 1 (3.57%) BitLocker
4 1 (3.57%) vCloud
4 1 (3.57%) VMware ESX
4 1 (3.57%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (25.00%) SCCM
2 2 (7.14%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) Ansible
3 1 (3.57%) Dollar Universe
3 1 (3.57%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (3.57%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.57%) SCOrch
3 1 (3.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (39.29%) VMware
2 9 (32.14%) Microsoft
3 4 (14.29%) Citrix
4 3 (10.71%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.14%) Cisco
5 2 (7.14%) Dell
5 2 (7.14%) NetApp
6 1 (3.57%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.57%) EqualLogic
6 1 (3.57%) Greenplum
6 1 (3.57%) HP
6 1 (3.57%) Oracle
6 1 (3.57%) RedGate
6 1 (3.57%) ServiceNow
6 1 (3.57%) Sophos
6 1 (3.57%) Tableau
6 1 (3.57%) TIBCO
6 1 (3.57%) Veeam