The statistics below represent IT contracts advertised across the UK that had Windows Engineer featuring in the job title. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered over the 3 months to 16 January 2017 with a comparison to same period over 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Engineer
UK
Rank 297 381 241
Rank change year-on-year
+84 -140
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 329 253 464
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.51% 0.91%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.78% 0.54% 0.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 227 154 289
Median daily rate £350 £300 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £167 £138 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £250 £260
% change year-on-year
+32.00% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 57
Median hourly rate £18.73 £15.25 £15.68
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+22.78% -2.74%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.40 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.96 £45.00 £22.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £15.25 £15.00
% change year-on-year
+31.14% +1.66%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
42359 47277 48034
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.67% 94.78% 94.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 27574 30020 30295
Median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £380 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.94% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1499 1732 1916
Median hourly rate £17.44 £17.50 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-0.34% +8.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.61 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +9.37%

Windows Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of IT contracts that featured Windows Engineer in the job title.

Windows Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Windows Engineer
Daily Rate Trend

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

Windows Engineer Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Windows Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows Engineer
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Windows Engineer Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Windows Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Windows Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 2017.

Windows Engineer Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Windows 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 Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 16 January 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 +64 305 £350 +16.66% 79
London +35 149 £400 +25.00% 26
South East +20 60 £350 +37.25% 23
City of London +5 28 £406 +20.37% 6
East Midlands +32 26 £200 -6.97% 3
Northamptonshire +7 22 £200 -6.97% 1
Northampton - 22 £200 -
Scotland +31 19 £394 +28.57% 2
Berkshire +2 19 £375 +50.00% 10
South West +12 18 £360 +67.44% 3
Yorkshire +14 17 £331 -0.37% 10
Reading +7 14 £400 +60.00% 4
Hampshire +20 12 £355 -0.35% 2
West Yorkshire +15 12 £349 +2.57% 9
Leeds +9 12 £349 +2.57% 5
North West +21 11 £325 +60.49% 7
Glasgow +18 11 £383 +11.27% 1
Kent - 11 £350 - 4
East of England +1 10 £313 +123.21% 6
West Midlands -4 10 £245 +133.33%
Swindon +7 9 £360 +22.03% 1
Birmingham +6 9 £350 +268.42%
Wiltshire +2 9 £360 +4.34% 1
Suffolk - 7 £300 -
Edinburgh +21 6 £413 +50.00%
Surrey +11 6 £366 +10.15% 1
Oxfordshire -5 6 £375 +172.72% 3
Manchester +11 5 £325 +78.08% 6
Oxford +1 4 £400 +190.90% 1
Tyne and Wear -19 4 £248 -16.10% 1

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, Windows 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 Engineer in the job title.

1 607 (100.00%) Windows
2 296 (48.76%) Active Directory
3 258 (42.50%) Windows Server
4 234 (38.55%) Microsoft
5 192 (31.63%) VMware
6 157 (25.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 155 (25.54%) PowerShell
8 153 (25.21%) Windows 7
9 151 (24.88%) Windows Server 2008
10 108 (17.79%) SCCM
11 94 (15.49%) Finance
11 94 (15.49%) ITIL
12 90 (14.83%) MS Exchange
13 89 (14.66%) Migration
14 86 (14.17%) VMware Infrastructure
15 83 (13.67%) Citrix
15 83 (13.67%) Windows 10
16 77 (12.69%) DNS
17 72 (11.86%) MS Office
18 71 (11.70%) Firewall
18 71 (11.70%) DevOps
19 69 (11.37%) MS Excel
19 69 (11.37%) Windows Server 2003
20 65 (10.71%) Office 365
20 65 (10.71%) SQL Server
21 62 (10.21%) Linux
22 59 (9.72%) SQL
23 58 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
23 58 (9.56%) Hyper-V
24 57 (9.39%) IIS

Windows 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 90 (14.83%) MS Exchange
2 57 (9.39%) IIS
3 36 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (4.28%) Exchange Server 2013
5 20 (3.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 20 (3.29%) SharePoint
6 18 (2.97%) Skype for Business
7 11 (1.81%) Confluence
8 9 (1.48%) WebSphere
9 7 (1.15%) JBoss
9 7 (1.15%) OpenStack
10 6 (0.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (0.99%) Tomcat
11 5 (0.82%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.66%) SharePoint 2010
13 3 (0.49%) Apache
14 2 (0.33%) BizTalk Server
14 2 (0.33%) IBM Domino
14 2 (0.33%) WebSphere Application Server
15 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 72 (11.86%) MS Office
2 69 (11.37%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 65 (10.71%) Office 365
2 58 (9.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (8.24%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (2.47%) SaaS
5 10 (1.65%) IaaS
6 7 (1.15%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.82%) G Suite
7 5 (0.82%) OneDrive
8 4 (0.66%) GitHub
9 2 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.33%) PaaS
9 2 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.16%) iTunes
Communications & Networking
1 77 (12.69%) DNS
2 71 (11.70%) Firewall
3 44 (7.25%) SAN
4 43 (7.08%) DHCP
5 34 (5.60%) TCP/IP
6 21 (3.46%) LAN
7 18 (2.97%) Internet
7 18 (2.97%) VPN
8 16 (2.64%) WAN
9 15 (2.47%) Unified Communications
10 12 (1.98%) NAS
10 12 (1.98%) VLAN
10 12 (1.98%) VoIP
11 11 (1.81%) MPLS
11 11 (1.81%) SSL
12 10 (1.65%) Skype
13 9 (1.48%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (1.48%) SMTP
14 8 (1.32%) LDAP
15 6 (0.99%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (10.71%) SQL Server
2 12 (1.98%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (0.99%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (0.82%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (0.66%) MongoDB
6 2 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (0.33%) MS Access
6 2 (0.33%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.33%) WhereScape RED
7 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.16%) DB2
7 1 (0.16%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (0.16%) NonStop SQL
Development Applications
1 44 (7.25%) Octopus Deploy
2 38 (6.26%) TeamCity
3 29 (4.78%) Team Foundation Server
4 22 (3.62%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.98%) JIRA
6 10 (1.65%) Vagrant
7 8 (1.32%) Jenkins
7 8 (1.32%) MSI
8 6 (0.99%) MSBuild
9 5 (0.82%) NuGet
10 4 (0.66%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (0.66%) Hudson
10 4 (0.66%) Metasploit
10 4 (0.66%) Visual Studio
11 2 (0.33%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
12 1 (0.16%) Subversion
General
1 94 (15.49%) Finance
2 49 (8.07%) Banking
3 17 (2.80%) Retail
4 12 (1.98%) Law
5 11 (1.81%) Legal
6 8 (1.32%) Financial Institution
6 8 (1.32%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.32%) Manufacturing
7 7 (1.15%) Telecoms
8 5 (0.82%) Publishing
9 4 (0.66%) Advertising
10 2 (0.33%) Electronics
10 2 (0.33%) Marketing
10 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Back Office
11 1 (0.16%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (7.58%) .NET
2 15 (2.47%) Web Services
3 8 (1.32%) MSMQ
4 7 (1.15%) Middleware
4 7 (1.15%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (0.82%) WPF
5 5 (0.82%) XML
6 4 (0.66%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (0.66%) Regular Expression
7 3 (0.49%) HTML
8 2 (0.33%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.33%) ADO.NET
8 2 (0.33%) Ajax
8 2 (0.33%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.33%) CSS
8 2 (0.33%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.33%) WCF
8 2 (0.33%) XSL
9 1 (0.16%) JSON
9 1 (0.16%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (7.25%) Data Centre
2 24 (3.95%) Clustering
3 22 (3.62%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.47%) Blackberry
5 13 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.81%) iPad
7 10 (1.65%) Driving Licence
7 10 (1.65%) Replication
8 9 (1.48%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.32%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.15%) Mathematics
11 6 (0.99%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.99%) Cryptography
11 6 (0.99%) PKI
11 6 (0.99%) Statistics
11 6 (0.99%) User Experience
12 5 (0.82%) Hedge funds
12 5 (0.82%) iPhone
13 4 (0.66%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 607 (100.00%) Windows
2 258 (42.50%) Windows Server
3 157 (25.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 153 (25.21%) Windows 7
5 151 (24.88%) Windows Server 2008
6 83 (13.67%) Windows 10
7 69 (11.37%) Windows Server 2003
8 62 (10.21%) Linux
9 23 (3.79%) Windows XP
10 22 (3.62%) Unix
11 20 (3.29%) Windows 8
12 17 (2.80%) Mac OS X
13 16 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 13 (2.14%) Android
15 11 (1.81%) Apple iOS
15 11 (1.81%) Mac OS
16 7 (1.15%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.82%) Solaris
17 5 (0.82%) SUSE
18 4 (0.66%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (15.49%) ITIL
2 89 (14.66%) Migration
3 71 (11.70%) DevOps
4 45 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
5 28 (4.61%) Server Building
6 27 (4.45%) Disaster Recovery
7 26 (4.28%) Project Management
8 25 (4.12%) Problem Management
9 22 (3.62%) Data Migration
10 20 (3.29%) Application Packaging
10 20 (3.29%) High Availability
11 18 (2.97%) Continuous Integration
12 17 (2.80%) Change Management
12 17 (2.80%) Configuration Management
13 15 (2.47%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (2.47%) Data Loss Prevention
13 15 (2.47%) Service Management
14 14 (2.31%) Continuous Delivery
14 14 (2.31%) Desktop Virtualisation
14 14 (2.31%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 155 (25.54%) PowerShell
2 59 (9.72%) SQL
3 28 (4.61%) VBScript
4 17 (2.80%) C#
5 15 (2.47%) Python
6 13 (2.14%) Perl
6 13 (2.14%) Ruby
7 12 (1.98%) VB
8 8 (1.32%) C
9 7 (1.15%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.82%) Java
10 5 (0.82%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.66%) C++
11 4 (0.66%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.49%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.49%) VB6
13 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.16%) Go
14 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 49 (8.07%) Security Cleared
2 40 (6.59%) Microsoft Certification
3 31 (5.11%) MCSE
3 31 (5.11%) SC Cleared
4 21 (3.46%) MCP
5 19 (3.13%) Degree
5 19 (3.13%) MCSA
6 16 (2.64%) MCITP
7 14 (2.31%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (1.81%) CCNA
10 8 (1.32%) A+ Certification
11 5 (0.82%) CISSP
12 4 (0.66%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (0.66%) CCNP
12 4 (0.66%) DBS Check
12 4 (0.66%) GCIH
12 4 (0.66%) GIAC
12 4 (0.66%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 2 (0.33%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.80%) SLA
2 12 (1.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 7 (1.15%) QA
5 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 296 (48.76%) Active Directory
2 86 (14.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (9.56%) Hyper-V
4 38 (6.26%) XenApp
5 30 (4.94%) VMware ESX
5 30 (4.94%) vSphere
6 18 (2.97%) Docker
6 18 (2.97%) XenDesktop
7 14 (2.31%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (1.98%) Virtual Machines
9 11 (1.81%) BitLocker
10 10 (1.65%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (1.32%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.99%) Firmware
13 5 (0.82%) vCloud
14 4 (0.66%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.49%) Virtual Servers
16 2 (0.33%) Veritas Volume Manager
16 2 (0.33%) Xen
17 1 (0.16%) Veritas File System
Systems Management
1 108 (17.79%) SCCM
2 38 (6.26%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (5.44%) Puppet
4 30 (4.94%) SCOM
4 30 (4.94%) WSUS
5 17 (2.80%) Ansible
6 15 (2.47%) SCVMM
7 12 (1.98%) Terraform
8 11 (1.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 11 (1.81%) Nessus
9 10 (1.65%) Nagios
10 9 (1.48%) Norton AntiVirus
10 9 (1.48%) SCOrch
11 8 (1.32%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (1.32%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (0.82%) NetBackup
13 4 (0.66%) SCSM
13 4 (0.66%) WMI
14 3 (0.49%) SCDPM
14 3 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 234 (38.55%) Microsoft
2 192 (31.63%) VMware
3 83 (13.67%) Citrix
4 46 (7.58%) Cisco
5 44 (7.25%) HP
6 22 (3.62%) Symantec
7 20 (3.29%) Apple
7 20 (3.29%) NetApp
7 20 (3.29%) Red Hat
8 14 (2.31%) Dell
8 14 (2.31%) Intel Security
9 12 (1.98%) EMC
9 12 (1.98%) LANDesk
10 11 (1.81%) SolarWinds
11 10 (1.65%) Avaya
12 9 (1.48%) CheckPoint
13 8 (1.32%) Juniper
14 7 (1.15%) Atlassian
14 7 (1.15%) Fortinet
15 6 (0.99%) Google
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