The median contractor rate for a Windows Server Engineer was £290 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 3 months to 23 June 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
UK
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 568 561 520
Rank change year-on-year -7 -41  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 34 82 119
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.073% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.077% 0.16% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 57 82
Median daily rate £290 £325 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.76% +2.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £140 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £290 £338 £300
% change year-on-year -14.07% +12.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
Median hourly rate £18.00 £34.25 £91.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.44% -62.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.25 £162.50
% change year-on-year - -78.92%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 44357 51050 53273
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.75% 94.87% 94.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 28704 33277 33414
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £570
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1368 1510 2064
Median hourly rate £18.00 £17.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.85% +6.06%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £44.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.45 £16.14
% change year-on-year +0.28% +8.11%  

Windows Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Server Engineer in the UK

Windows Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Server Engineer in the UK

Windows Server Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Server Engineer over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Server Engineer in the UK

Windows Server Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server Engineer in the UK

Windows Server Engineer
Top 29 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 23 June 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
England -5 34 £290 -9.37% 3
South East +8 10 £150 -50.00% 1
London -20 10 £308 +5.12% 2
South West +11 7 £313 -35.89%
Oxfordshire - 4 £140 -
Witney - 4 £140 -
Surrey +10 3 £353 -17.05%
Bristol -1 3 £290 -40.51%
Bournemouth - 3 £313 -
Dorset - 3 £313 -
West Midlands +14 2 £293 +46.25%
Kent 0 2 £381 +27.08% 1
East of England -10 2 £175 -19.54%
North West - 2 £238 -
Leatherhead - 2 £353 -
Cambridge +7 1 - -
Cambridgeshire +3 1 - -
Leicestershire -7 1 £265 -
East Midlands -7 1 £265 -3.63%
Buckinghamshire -16 1 - -
Wiltshire - 1 £330 -
Cheshire - 1 £301 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £175 -
Chester - 1 £301 -
Enfield - 1 - -
Luton - 1 £175 -
Manchester - 1 £175 -
Swindon - 1 £330 -
Weybridge - 1 £105 -

Windows Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 featuring Windows Server Engineer in the job title.

1 74 (100.00%) Windows
1 74 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 47 (63.51%) Active Directory
3 41 (55.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (45.95%) VMware
5 27 (36.49%) PowerShell
6 26 (35.14%) Microsoft
7 24 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
8 23 (31.08%) MS Exchange
9 20 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (22.97%) DNS
11 16 (21.62%) Finance
12 15 (20.27%) SCCM
13 14 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (18.92%) SQL Server
14 13 (17.57%) Linux
14 13 (17.57%) Hyper-V
15 12 (16.22%) Office 365
15 12 (16.22%) LAN
15 12 (16.22%) SQL
15 12 (16.22%) TCP/IP
16 11 (14.86%) Exchange Server 2010
17 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
17 10 (13.51%) IIS
17 10 (13.51%) Migration
17 10 (13.51%) Firewall
18 9 (12.16%) DHCP
18 9 (12.16%) HP
18 9 (12.16%) Cisco
18 9 (12.16%) Citrix

Windows Server Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 23 (31.08%) MS Exchange
2 11 (14.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (13.51%) IIS
4 5 (6.76%) SharePoint
5 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.05%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (4.05%) WebLogic
7 2 (2.70%) Documentum
7 2 (2.70%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.70%) MS Project Server
7 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (2.70%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.35%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.35%) Confluence
8 1 (1.35%) JBoss
8 1 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (5.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (2.70%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (6.76%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (2.70%) WebTrends
3 1 (1.35%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 12 (16.22%) Office 365
2 10 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (4.05%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.35%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.35%) PaaS
5 1 (1.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 17 (22.97%) DNS
2 12 (16.22%) LAN
2 12 (16.22%) TCP/IP
3 10 (13.51%) Firewall
4 9 (12.16%) DHCP
5 8 (10.81%) SAN
5 8 (10.81%) WAN
6 5 (6.76%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (5.41%) ADSL
7 4 (5.41%) PBX
7 4 (5.41%) Wireless
8 3 (4.05%) SMTP
8 3 (4.05%) VPN
9 2 (2.70%) IPv6
9 2 (2.70%) NAS
9 2 (2.70%) Skype
9 2 (2.70%) SSL
9 2 (2.70%) WLAN
10 1 (1.35%) Reverse Proxy
10 1 (1.35%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.76%) BusinessObjects
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.35%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (1.35%) MS Access
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Git (software)
1 3 (4.05%) Jenkins
1 3 (4.05%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.35%) GitLab
2 1 (1.35%) JIRA
General
1 16 (21.62%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Banking
3 5 (6.76%) Electronics
3 5 (6.76%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.76%) Marketing
3 5 (6.76%) Telecoms
4 3 (4.05%) Retail
5 1 (1.35%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.41%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.70%) .NET
2 2 (2.70%) Middleware
2 2 (2.70%) Web Services
3 1 (1.35%) SailPoint
3 1 (1.35%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.41%) Driving Licence
2 3 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.05%) Clustering
2 3 (4.05%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.05%) PKI
3 2 (2.70%) EPoS
3 2 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.35%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.35%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 74 (100.00%) Windows
1 74 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 41 (55.41%) Windows Server 2012
3 24 (32.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (27.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (17.57%) Linux
6 7 (9.46%) Windows 10
7 6 (8.11%) Windows 7
8 4 (5.41%) Unix
9 3 (4.05%) Android
9 3 (4.05%) Apple iOS
9 3 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.70%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.70%) SUSE
10 2 (2.70%) Ubuntu
10 2 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.35%) Solaris
11 1 (1.35%) VMS
11 1 (1.35%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.51%) Migration
2 7 (9.46%) Business Intelligence
3 6 (8.11%) ITIL
4 5 (6.76%) Digital Marketing
4 5 (6.76%) Programme Management
5 4 (5.41%) Asset Management
5 4 (5.41%) Configuration Management
5 4 (5.41%) Patch Management
5 4 (5.41%) Problem Management
5 4 (5.41%) Server Building
6 3 (4.05%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (4.05%) Change Control
6 3 (4.05%) Data Migration
6 3 (4.05%) DevOps
6 3 (4.05%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (4.05%) ITIL V3
6 3 (4.05%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.70%) Incident Management
7 2 (2.70%) ITIL V2
7 2 (2.70%) Service Desk Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (36.49%) PowerShell
2 12 (16.22%) SQL
3 5 (6.76%) VBScript
4 2 (2.70%) Java
5 1 (1.35%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.35%) Python
5 1 (1.35%) Ruby
5 1 (1.35%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.81%) Microsoft Certification
3 5 (6.76%) MCSE
3 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
4 4 (5.41%) Degree
5 2 (2.70%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.70%) DBS Check
6 1 (1.35%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.35%) CCA
6 1 (1.35%) CCNA
6 1 (1.35%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.35%) HND
6 1 (1.35%) MCITP
6 1 (1.35%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.70%) SLA
2 1 (1.35%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (63.51%) Active Directory
2 14 (18.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (17.57%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.76%) VMware ESXi
4 5 (6.76%) XenApp
5 4 (5.41%) VMware Server
5 4 (5.41%) vSphere
6 1 (1.35%) BitLocker
6 1 (1.35%) DFS Replication
6 1 (1.35%) vCloud
6 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 15 (20.27%) SCCM
2 5 (6.76%) WSUS
3 3 (4.05%) Ansible
3 3 (4.05%) Dollar Universe
3 3 (4.05%) SCOM
4 2 (2.70%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.70%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 2 (2.70%) HP Data Protector
4 2 (2.70%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (2.70%) vCenter Server
5 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.35%) BladeLogic
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.35%) Nagios
5 1 (1.35%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.35%) Netcool
5 1 (1.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 1 (1.35%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 34 (45.95%) VMware
2 26 (35.14%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.16%) Cisco
3 9 (12.16%) Citrix
3 9 (12.16%) HP
4 7 (9.46%) Oracle
5 6 (8.11%) Sophos
6 5 (6.76%) SAP
6 5 (6.76%) Veeam
7 4 (5.41%) Dell
7 4 (5.41%) Google
7 4 (5.41%) Red Hat
8 3 (4.05%) NetApp
8 3 (4.05%) ServiceNow
8 3 (4.05%) TIBCO
9 2 (2.70%) McAfee
9 2 (2.70%) Symantec
10 1 (1.35%) CA
10 1 (1.35%) Mercator
10 1 (1.35%) Veritas