The median contractor rate for a Windows Server Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in the North West during the 3 months to 30 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.

Windows Server Engineer
England / North West
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 154 154
Rank change year-on-year +28 0  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 5 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.19% 0.18% 0.055%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.20% 0.19% 0.059%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 7 2
Median daily rate £300 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +15.38%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00%  
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 the North West. 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
North West
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 2470 3668 3404
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 94.96% 94.29% 94.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 1542 2190 1781
Median daily rate £375 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £530 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 171 209
Median hourly rate £16.50 £24.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.25% +26.31%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £11.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.97 £48.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -7.89% +11.76%  

Windows Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server Engineer in the North West

Windows Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server Engineer in the North West

Windows Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server Engineer in the North West over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server Engineer in the North West

Windows Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server Engineer in the North West

Windows Server Engineer
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 30 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
Manchester +17 3 £175 -46.15% 3
Merseyside -2 2 £300 -20.00%
Windows Server Engineer
England

Windows Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 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 North West region featuring Windows Server Engineer in the job title.

1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
3 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (45.45%) SCCM
6 4 (36.36%) Symantec
6 4 (36.36%) ITIL
6 4 (36.36%) SQL
6 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
7 3 (27.27%) DNS
7 3 (27.27%) Citrix
7 3 (27.27%) VMware
7 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
7 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
8 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
8 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
8 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
8 2 (18.18%) Service Management
8 2 (18.18%) Intel Security
8 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
8 2 (18.18%) DHCP
8 2 (18.18%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 2 (18.18%) Patch Management
9 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
9 1 (9.09%) AppDynamics

Windows Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) IIS
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (27.27%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) DHCP
3 1 (9.09%) IPsec
3 1 (9.09%) NAS
3 1 (9.09%) SAN
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (36.36%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 2000
5 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Asset Management
2 3 (27.27%) Performance Management
3 2 (18.18%) Patch Management
3 2 (18.18%) Problem Management
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 1 (9.09%) Application Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) Capacity Management
4 1 (9.09%) Chat Support
4 1 (9.09%) Configuration Management
4 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) Process Improvement
4 1 (9.09%) Release Management
4 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (9.09%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) SC Cleared
1 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) Hyper-V
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (9.09%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (45.45%) SCCM
2 1 (9.09%) BladeLogic
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Clustering
2 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 4 (36.36%) Symantec
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix
2 3 (27.27%) VMware
3 2 (18.18%) Intel Security
3 2 (18.18%) Microsoft
4 1 (9.09%) AppDynamics
4 1 (9.09%) HP
4 1 (9.09%) Lumension