Period
to 22 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Server Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies during the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 804 797 714
Rank change year-on-year -7 -83 -29
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 80 102 190
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.078% 0.097% 0.17%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.082% 0.10% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 69 109
UK median daily rate £325 £300 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.33% -6.25% +10.34%
10th Percentile £141 £196 £188
90th Percentile £450 £397 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £300 £300
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 11
UK median hourly rate - £21.00 £21.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £21.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year - +2.44% -18.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies. 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
UK
Contract vacancies in the UK with a recognized job title 97824 99914 107019
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.76% 94.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 64542 65150 68083
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £260 £250 £250
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £392 £375
% change year-on-year +2.04% +4.53% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2932 3310 4089
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.88% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.96 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £17.77
% change year-on-year - -1.52% +9.96%

Windows Server Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend

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

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 6 months to 22 November 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 15 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 6 months to 22 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +1 77 £325 +8.33% 10
UK excluding London +10 47 £300 - 9
London -30 33 £350 +2.64% 1
South East +11 21 £330 +25.71% 5
East of England -12 8 £325 +23.81% 2
North of England +49 7 £275 -8.33% 1
Midlands +26 5 £293 +8.33%
Yorkshire +10 3 £275 -21.43%
East Midlands -2 3 - -
South West - 3 £195 - 1
North East +65 2 £169 -38.64%
West Midlands +27 2 £293 +42.68%
North West +7 2 £388 +24.00% 1
Scotland -12 2 £338 +12.50%
Wales +18 1 - -

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

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 80 (100.00%) Windows
1 80 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 44 (55.00%) Active Directory
3 34 (42.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (36.25%) VMware
5 27 (33.75%) Windows Server 2008
6 20 (25.00%) PowerShell
6 20 (25.00%) DNS
7 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
8 18 (22.50%) Finance
9 17 (21.25%) Citrix
10 16 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (20.00%) Office 365
11 15 (18.75%) DHCP
12 14 (17.50%) vSphere
13 13 (16.25%) Linux
14 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
14 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
14 12 (15.00%) Server Building
15 11 (13.75%) SCCM
16 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
16 10 (12.50%) Cisco
17 9 (11.25%) MS Exchange
17 9 (11.25%) Banking
17 9 (11.25%) XenApp
18 8 (10.00%) Hyper-V
18 8 (10.00%) LAN
18 8 (10.00%) ITIL
18 8 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
19 7 (8.75%) IIS

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 9 (11.25%) MS Exchange
2 7 (8.75%) IIS
3 5 (6.25%) Skype for Business
4 3 (3.75%) JBoss
5 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (2.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.25%) Documentum
6 1 (1.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.25%) MS Project Server
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (1.25%) WebSphere
6 1 (1.25%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Temenos T24
2 1 (1.25%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 16 (20.00%) Office 365
2 10 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (7.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (6.25%) PaaS
5 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (25.00%) DNS
2 15 (18.75%) DHCP
3 8 (10.00%) LAN
4 6 (7.50%) Firewall
4 6 (7.50%) WAN
5 5 (6.25%) SAN
6 4 (5.00%) Remote Desktop
6 4 (5.00%) Reverse Proxy
6 4 (5.00%) Skype
6 4 (5.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (5.00%) Wireless
7 3 (3.75%) Ethernet
8 2 (2.50%) ADSL
8 2 (2.50%) IPv6
8 2 (2.50%) Network Security
8 2 (2.50%) PBX
8 2 (2.50%) SMTP
8 2 (2.50%) VPN
8 2 (2.50%) WLAN
9 1 (1.25%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (15.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.00%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (5.00%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (3.75%) RDBMS
3 3 (3.75%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.25%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (1.25%) TeamCity
General
1 18 (22.50%) Finance
2 9 (11.25%) Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Retail Banking
3 4 (5.00%) Telecoms
4 3 (3.75%) Electronics
4 3 (3.75%) Manufacturing
4 3 (3.75%) Marketing
4 3 (3.75%) Retail
5 2 (2.50%) Private Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.75%) IBM Integration Bus
1 3 (3.75%) X-Windows
2 1 (1.25%) .NET
2 1 (1.25%) CGI
2 1 (1.25%) JSON
2 1 (1.25%) Middleware
2 1 (1.25%) RESTful
2 1 (1.25%) Web Services
2 1 (1.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (5.00%) CMDB
3 2 (2.50%) Driving Licence
3 2 (2.50%) Linux Command Line
3 2 (2.50%) Replication
3 2 (2.50%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.25%) Clustering
4 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.25%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.25%) NHS
4 1 (1.25%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (100.00%) Windows
1 80 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 34 (42.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (33.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (16.25%) Linux
5 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (6.25%) Android
6 5 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 5 (6.25%) Windows 7
7 3 (3.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (3.75%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
8 2 (2.50%) Ubuntu
8 2 (2.50%) Windows Mobile
9 1 (1.25%) Unix
9 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (15.00%) Server Building
2 8 (10.00%) ITIL
3 4 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (5.00%) Migration
4 3 (3.75%) Change Management
4 3 (3.75%) DevOps
4 3 (3.75%) Digital Marketing
4 3 (3.75%) Programme Management
4 3 (3.75%) Server Patching
4 3 (3.75%) Statistics
4 3 (3.75%) Time Management
5 2 (2.50%) Capacity Management
5 2 (2.50%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (2.50%) Cybersecurity
5 2 (2.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (2.50%) Investment Management
5 2 (2.50%) ITIL V3
5 2 (2.50%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (2.50%) PRINCE2
5 2 (2.50%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 20 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (6.25%) SQL
3 3 (3.75%) Shell Script
4 2 (2.50%) C
4 2 (2.50%) VBScript
5 1 (1.25%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.25%) Java
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (6.25%) MCSE
3 4 (5.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (3.75%) Degree
4 3 (3.75%) SC Cleared
5 2 (2.50%) A+ Certification
5 2 (2.50%) MCSA
6 1 (1.25%) CCA
6 1 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.25%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.25%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.25%) MCP
6 1 (1.25%) NCSA
6 1 (1.25%) VCP5
6 1 (1.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.75%) SLA
2 1 (1.25%) PMO
System Software
1 44 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 16 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (17.50%) vSphere
4 9 (11.25%) XenApp
5 8 (10.00%) Hyper-V
5 8 (10.00%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (5.00%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.75%) Firmware
8 2 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (1.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (1.25%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.25%) Terminal Services
9 1 (1.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 11 (13.75%) SCCM
2 7 (8.75%) SCOM
3 4 (5.00%) Ansible
3 4 (5.00%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (3.75%) HP Data Protector
4 3 (3.75%) Puppet
4 3 (3.75%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.50%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.50%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.50%) WSUS
6 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.25%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 1 (1.25%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.25%) Nmap
6 1 (1.25%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.25%) OpenVAS
6 1 (1.25%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.25%) vRealize
Vendors
1 29 (36.25%) VMware
2 19 (23.75%) Microsoft
3 17 (21.25%) Citrix
4 10 (12.50%) Cisco
5 6 (7.50%) HP
6 5 (6.25%) Mercator
6 5 (6.25%) Sophos
7 4 (5.00%) IBM
7 4 (5.00%) Oracle
7 4 (5.00%) ThinPrint
8 3 (3.75%) EMC
8 3 (3.75%) Google
8 3 (3.75%) Red Hat
8 3 (3.75%) SAP
8 3 (3.75%) Temenos
9 2 (2.50%) Forcepoint
9 2 (2.50%) McAfee
9 2 (2.50%) NetApp
10 1 (1.25%) Veritas
10 1 (1.25%) WebSpy