The median contractor rate for a Windows Server Engineer was £308 per day in advertised job vacancies 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
UK
Rank 568 578 520
Rank change year-on-year +10 -58  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Server Engineer 41 63 103
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.092% 0.12% 0.19%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.097% 0.12% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 46 67
Median daily rate £308 £370 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +15.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £263 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £503 £425 £453
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £375 £300
% change year-on-year -20.00% +25.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 9
Median hourly rate £21.75 £14.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -42.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.55 £14.50 £20.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.95 £14.50 £30.00
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. 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 42399 50658 50465
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 94.80% 95.19% 94.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 27502 32772 30486
Median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1497 1585 2011
Median hourly rate £18.00 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.30 £11.44 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £48.00 £42.50
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

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 26 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Windows Server Engineer.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Server Engineer in the UK

Windows Server Engineer
Top 30 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 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
England +22 40 £308 -16.89% 15
London +25 17 £375 +7.14% 3
South East +17 11 £308 +2.50% 5
North West +27 5 £300 -20.00% 2
Berkshire +26 5 £308 +23.00% 1
Manchester +18 3 £175 -46.15% 2
Oxford -4 3 - - 1
Oxfordshire -8 3 - - 1
North East - 3 £500 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £500 -
City of London - 3 £550 - 2
Tyne and Wear - 3 £500 -
East Midlands +2 2 £250 -23.07%
Liverpool 0 2 £300 -20.00%
Merseyside -2 2 £300 -20.00%
Scotland +18 1 £185 -32.72%
Reading +16 1 £300 +20.00% 1
West Yorkshire +12 1 £350 -12.50%
West Midlands +12 1 £300 - 1
Yorkshire +11 1 £350 -12.50% 1
Surrey +7 1 £105 -72.72% 3
Leeds +7 1 £350 -12.50%
Hampshire +6 1 £340 +23.63%
Coventry +2 1 £300 -
Milton Keynes -2 1 £170 -60.00%
Lincolnshire -5 1 - -
Buckinghamshire -10 1 £170 -60.00%
East of England - 1 - - 3
Dundee - 1 £185 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - - 2

Windows Server Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

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 featuring Windows Server Engineer in the job title.

1 85 (100.00%) Windows
1 85 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 56 (65.88%) Active Directory
3 43 (50.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 42 (49.41%) VMware
5 35 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 28 (32.94%) Microsoft
7 26 (30.59%) Windows Server 2003
7 26 (30.59%) PowerShell
8 23 (27.06%) DNS
9 22 (25.88%) MS Exchange
10 20 (23.53%) SCCM
11 16 (18.82%) SQL Server
12 15 (17.65%) DHCP
12 15 (17.65%) Citrix
13 14 (16.47%) Hyper-V
14 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
14 13 (15.29%) SQL
15 12 (14.12%) Exchange Server 2010
16 11 (12.94%) Firewall
17 10 (11.76%) Migration
17 10 (11.76%) Finance
17 10 (11.76%) Linux
17 10 (11.76%) MS Excel
17 10 (11.76%) TCP/IP
18 9 (10.59%) HP
18 9 (10.59%) SAN
18 9 (10.59%) ITIL
18 9 (10.59%) vSphere
18 9 (10.59%) Office 365

Windows Server Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 22 (25.88%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.12%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (8.24%) IIS
4 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.53%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.35%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (2.35%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.35%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
7 1 (1.18%) Confluence
7 1 (1.18%) JBoss
Applications
1 10 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.06%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.59%) Office 365
2 7 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.71%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.18%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.18%) OneDrive
4 1 (1.18%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 23 (27.06%) DNS
2 15 (17.65%) DHCP
3 11 (12.94%) Firewall
4 10 (11.76%) TCP/IP
5 9 (10.59%) SAN
6 7 (8.24%) LAN
7 5 (5.88%) WAN
8 4 (4.71%) VoIP
9 3 (3.53%) NAS
9 3 (3.53%) Remote Desktop
10 2 (2.35%) Ethernet
10 2 (2.35%) Internet
10 2 (2.35%) Skype
10 2 (2.35%) VLAN
10 2 (2.35%) VPN
10 2 (2.35%) Wireless
11 1 (1.18%) Intranet
11 1 (1.18%) IPsec
11 1 (1.18%) MPLS
11 1 (1.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (18.82%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.53%) BusinessObjects
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (3.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.35%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.18%) MS Access
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.18%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Git (software)
1 3 (3.53%) Jenkins
1 3 (3.53%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.18%) GitLab
2 1 (1.18%) JIRA
General
1 10 (11.76%) Finance
2 7 (8.24%) Banking
3 3 (3.53%) Retail
4 2 (2.35%) Law
4 2 (2.35%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.71%) Software Packaging
2 2 (2.35%) XML
3 1 (1.18%) .NET
3 1 (1.18%) JSON
3 1 (1.18%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.24%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.53%) PKI
3 2 (2.35%) Clustering
3 2 (2.35%) EPoS
4 1 (1.18%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.18%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.18%) Symmetrix
4 1 (1.18%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 85 (100.00%) Windows
1 85 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 43 (50.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 35 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (30.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (11.76%) Linux
6 9 (10.59%) Windows 7
7 6 (7.06%) Windows 10
8 5 (5.88%) Unix
9 4 (4.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.35%) Android
10 2 (2.35%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.35%) SUSE
10 2 (2.35%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.18%) AIX
11 1 (1.18%) Solaris
11 1 (1.18%) VMS
11 1 (1.18%) Windows 2000
11 1 (1.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (11.76%) Migration
2 9 (10.59%) ITIL
3 8 (9.41%) Server Building
4 5 (5.88%) Configuration Management
5 4 (4.71%) Problem Management
6 3 (3.53%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (3.53%) Asset Management
6 3 (3.53%) Change Control
6 3 (3.53%) DevOps
6 3 (3.53%) Incident Management
6 3 (3.53%) Patch Management
6 3 (3.53%) Performance Management
7 2 (2.35%) High Availability
7 2 (2.35%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.35%) Service Management
7 2 (2.35%) Statistics
7 2 (2.35%) Time Management
7 2 (2.35%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 1 (1.18%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (1.18%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (30.59%) PowerShell
2 13 (15.29%) SQL
3 7 (8.24%) VBScript
4 2 (2.35%) VB
5 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.18%) Perl
5 1 (1.18%) Python
5 1 (1.18%) Ruby
5 1 (1.18%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 13 (15.29%) Security Cleared
2 9 (10.59%) SC Cleared
3 5 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (3.53%) MCSE
5 2 (2.35%) DBS Check
5 2 (2.35%) Degree
5 2 (2.35%) MCITP
5 2 (2.35%) MCSA
6 1 (1.18%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.18%) CCA
6 1 (1.18%) CCNA
6 1 (1.18%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (1.18%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.18%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.18%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) SLA
2 1 (1.18%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 56 (65.88%) Active Directory
2 14 (16.47%) Hyper-V
3 9 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (10.59%) vSphere
4 8 (9.41%) XenApp
5 7 (8.24%) VMware ESX
6 6 (7.06%) XenDesktop
7 3 (3.53%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (1.18%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.18%) NFS
8 1 (1.18%) Oracle RAC
8 1 (1.18%) SRDF
8 1 (1.18%) vCloud
8 1 (1.18%) Veritas File System
8 1 (1.18%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (1.18%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 20 (23.53%) SCCM
2 3 (3.53%) Ansible
2 3 (3.53%) Dollar Universe
3 2 (2.35%) SCOM
4 1 (1.18%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.18%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (1.18%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.18%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.18%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.18%) Netcool
4 1 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (1.18%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 1 (1.18%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.18%) Unicenter
4 1 (1.18%) Veritas Storage Foundation
4 1 (1.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 42 (49.41%) VMware
2 28 (32.94%) Microsoft
3 15 (17.65%) Citrix
4 9 (10.59%) HP
5 8 (9.41%) NetApp
6 7 (8.24%) Cisco
7 6 (7.06%) Dell
7 6 (7.06%) Oracle
7 6 (7.06%) ThinPrint
8 5 (5.88%) Red Hat
8 5 (5.88%) Symantec
9 3 (3.53%) EMC
9 3 (3.53%) TIBCO
10 2 (2.35%) CheckPoint
10 2 (2.35%) Intel Security
10 2 (2.35%) Veeam
10 2 (2.35%) Veritas
11 1 (1.18%) Atlassian
11 1 (1.18%) EqualLogic
11 1 (1.18%) Greenplum
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