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 28 September 2016 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Engineer
Rank 390 297 226
Rank change year-on-year
-93 -71
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 280 432 554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.52% 0.74% 0.97%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.78% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 241 301
Median daily rate £300 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £141 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £449 £425 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £275 £261 £260
% change year-on-year
+5.26% +0.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 72 77
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.86 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.49% +2.32%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £100.00 £30.90 £24.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.13 £15.68 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+15.59% -4.96%

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
50559 55175 53302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.62% 94.96% 93.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 33062 35242 32521
Median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £380 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.63% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1693 2081 2120
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.37 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.00% +5.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.33 £16.50
% change year-on-year
-4.78% +5.03%

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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016.

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 28 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 -83 259 £300 - 106
London -70 113 £394 +21.15% 39
South East -10 52 £275 -4.34% 17
South West -5 23 £140 -6.66% 11
Yorkshire -8 18 £360 +10.76% 9
North West +6 16 £300 +22.44% 6
East of England -12 15 £300 - 13
City of London -5 14 £400 +14.28% 7
North East -7 14 £288 +43.75% 2
Scotland +10 12 £198 -21.00% 2
West Yorkshire +2 12 £360 +20.00% 5
Oxfordshire -11 11 £150 -6.25% 3
Manchester -13 11 £325 +42.70% 3
Surrey +4 10 £288 -9.80% 7
Berkshire -13 10 £183 -34.52% 2
Durham - 10 £338 - 2
Hampshire +10 9 £300 +33.33% 2
Cambridgeshire +32 8 £300 -8.74% 7
Bristol +4 8 £239 -26.61% 4
Oxford -7 8 £275 +10.00% 1
Edinburgh +14 7 £210 -24.32% 1
Wiltshire +8 6 £130 -4.07% 2
West Sussex - 6 £283 - 1
Bradford +8 5 £380 -5.00% 4
Leeds +7 5 £360 +20.00% 1
Somerset +22 4 - - 1
Swindon +9 4 £125 -51.92% 1
Reading +5 4 £150 -61.53% 1
Cheshire +1 4 £275 -11.29% 1
East Midlands -4 4 £186 - 3

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, 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.

1 663 (100.00%) Windows
2 309 (46.61%) Active Directory
3 289 (43.59%) Microsoft
3 289 (43.59%) Windows Server
4 214 (32.28%) VMware
5 209 (31.52%) PowerShell
6 186 (28.05%) Windows 7
7 183 (27.60%) Windows Server 2008
8 161 (24.28%) Windows Server 2012
9 149 (22.47%) SCCM
10 121 (18.25%) Citrix
11 117 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
12 112 (16.89%) ITIL
13 99 (14.93%) Finance
13 99 (14.93%) Migration
14 98 (14.78%) Windows 10
15 91 (13.73%) MS Excel
16 89 (13.42%) MS Exchange
16 89 (13.42%) MS Office
17 87 (13.12%) Linux
18 85 (12.82%) SQL
18 85 (12.82%) Office 365
19 83 (12.52%) DNS
19 83 (12.52%) Windows Server 2003
20 79 (11.92%) SQL Server
21 76 (11.46%) IIS
22 70 (10.56%) Microsoft Certification
23 62 (9.35%) HP
23 62 (9.35%) Hyper-V
24 61 (9.20%) SAN

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 89 (13.42%) MS Exchange
2 76 (11.46%) IIS
3 36 (5.43%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (4.52%) Skype for Business
5 29 (4.37%) SharePoint
6 19 (2.87%) Apache
7 18 (2.71%) Exchange Server 2013
8 14 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (2.11%) Tomcat
9 11 (1.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 11 (1.66%) Confluence
10 10 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (1.21%) WebSphere
12 6 (0.90%) IBM Notes
13 5 (0.75%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (0.45%) SharePoint Server
15 2 (0.30%) IBM Domino
15 2 (0.30%) WebLogic
16 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 91 (13.73%) MS Excel
2 89 (13.42%) MS Office
3 7 (1.06%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.60%) MS Project
6 2 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) HipChat
7 1 (0.15%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (0.45%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.15%) Eikon
3 1 (0.15%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 85 (12.82%) Office 365
2 42 (6.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.81%) Google Apps
5 7 (1.06%) SaaS
6 4 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (0.60%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (0.45%) Amazon ELB
7 3 (0.45%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.45%) CloudFront
7 3 (0.45%) IaaS
8 2 (0.30%) Bluemix
8 2 (0.30%) IBM Cloud
8 2 (0.30%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.30%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.30%) OpenShift
9 1 (0.15%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.15%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 83 (12.52%) DNS
2 61 (9.20%) SAN
3 55 (8.30%) Firewall
4 54 (8.14%) DHCP
5 35 (5.28%) TCP/IP
6 30 (4.52%) LAN
7 28 (4.22%) Internet
8 24 (3.62%) VLAN
8 24 (3.62%) WAN
9 21 (3.17%) VPN
10 14 (2.11%) Skype
11 13 (1.96%) NAS
12 12 (1.81%) iSCSI
12 12 (1.81%) NetScaler
13 11 (1.66%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (1.21%) Cisco ASA
14 8 (1.21%) SSL
15 7 (1.06%) MPLS
15 7 (1.06%) Network Security
15 7 (1.06%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 79 (11.92%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (1.51%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (1.36%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (1.06%) MySQL
6 5 (0.75%) MongoDB
6 5 (0.75%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.60%) DB2
7 4 (0.60%) NoSQL
8 3 (0.45%) DB2 UDB
9 2 (0.30%) MS Access
10 1 (0.15%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.15%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.15%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 34 (5.13%) Octopus Deploy
2 33 (4.98%) TeamCity
3 20 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
4 17 (2.56%) Git (software)
5 15 (2.26%) JIRA
6 11 (1.66%) MSI
7 10 (1.51%) Jenkins
8 9 (1.36%) Subversion
8 9 (1.36%) Visual Studio
9 7 (1.06%) Vagrant
10 5 (0.75%) InstallShield
10 5 (0.75%) WinDbg
11 3 (0.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 3 (0.45%) Hudson
11 3 (0.45%) Metasploit
11 3 (0.45%) MSBuild
12 2 (0.30%) Bitbucket
13 1 (0.15%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.15%) NuGet
13 1 (0.15%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 99 (14.93%) Finance
2 47 (7.09%) Banking
3 19 (2.87%) Law
4 16 (2.41%) Retail
5 13 (1.96%) Legal
6 10 (1.51%) Back Office
7 9 (1.36%) Manufacturing
8 8 (1.21%) Telecoms
9 5 (0.75%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.45%) Electronics
10 3 (0.45%) Marketing
11 2 (0.30%) Advertising
11 2 (0.30%) Games
11 2 (0.30%) Publishing
11 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Front Office
12 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (6.64%) .NET
2 14 (2.11%) Middleware
3 10 (1.51%) Web Services
4 5 (0.75%) XML
5 4 (0.60%) HTML
5 4 (0.60%) LAMP
6 3 (0.45%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.45%) CSS
6 3 (0.45%) MSMQ
6 3 (0.45%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.30%) REST
8 1 (0.15%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.15%) JSON
8 1 (0.15%) MFC
8 1 (0.15%) Qt
8 1 (0.15%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 53 (7.99%) Data Centre
2 34 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.07%) Clustering
4 17 (2.56%) Blackberry
5 12 (1.81%) Management Information System
6 11 (1.66%) Driving Licence
6 11 (1.66%) Replication
7 10 (1.51%) Computer Science
7 10 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.36%) CMDB
8 9 (1.36%) Mathematics
9 7 (1.06%) Cryptography
9 7 (1.06%) Private Cloud
10 6 (0.90%) BYOD
10 6 (0.90%) User Experience
11 5 (0.75%) Device Driver
11 5 (0.75%) NHS
11 5 (0.75%) PKI
11 5 (0.75%) Public Cloud
12 4 (0.60%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 663 (100.00%) Windows
2 289 (43.59%) Windows Server
3 186 (28.05%) Windows 7
4 183 (27.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 161 (24.28%) Windows Server 2012
6 98 (14.78%) Windows 10
7 87 (13.12%) Linux
8 83 (12.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 42 (6.33%) Windows 8
10 27 (4.07%) Windows XP
11 26 (3.92%) Unix
12 23 (3.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 16 (2.41%) Mac OS X
14 14 (2.11%) Android
15 12 (1.81%) Apple iOS
15 12 (1.81%) Ubuntu
16 8 (1.21%) CentOS
17 6 (0.90%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.75%) Solaris
18 5 (0.75%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (16.89%) ITIL
2 99 (14.93%) Migration
3 57 (8.60%) DevOps
4 42 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
5 37 (5.58%) Configuration Management
6 26 (3.92%) Problem Management
7 25 (3.77%) High Availability
7 25 (3.77%) Project Management
8 24 (3.62%) Server Building
9 22 (3.32%) Change Management
9 22 (3.32%) Continuous Integration
10 21 (3.17%) Service Delivery
11 20 (3.02%) Application Packaging
12 18 (2.71%) E-Commerce
13 17 (2.56%) Change Control
13 17 (2.56%) Open Source
14 16 (2.41%) Disaster Recovery
14 16 (2.41%) Incident Management
15 12 (1.81%) Software Engineering
16 11 (1.66%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 209 (31.52%) PowerShell
2 85 (12.82%) SQL
3 51 (7.69%) VBScript
4 23 (3.47%) Bash Shell
5 19 (2.87%) Python
6 17 (2.56%) C
6 17 (2.56%) C#
6 17 (2.56%) Perl
7 16 (2.41%) C++
7 16 (2.41%) Ruby
8 8 (1.21%) VB
9 6 (0.90%) Java
10 5 (0.75%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.45%) Korn
12 2 (0.30%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.15%) AWK
13 1 (0.15%) JavaScript
13 1 (0.15%) PHP
13 1 (0.15%) sed
13 1 (0.15%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 70 (10.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (8.14%) Security Cleared
3 48 (7.24%) MCSE
4 37 (5.58%) SC Cleared
5 23 (3.47%) Cisco Certification
6 21 (3.17%) CCNA
7 20 (3.02%) Degree
7 20 (3.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 17 (2.56%) MCSA
9 12 (1.81%) MCP
10 9 (1.36%) CCA
10 9 (1.36%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (1.21%) MCITP
12 7 (1.06%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.90%) DV Cleared
13 6 (0.90%) MCTS
14 5 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.60%) A+ Certification
15 4 (0.60%) ACMT
16 3 (0.45%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (3.02%) SLA
2 12 (1.81%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (1.51%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.45%) QA
6 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) ISO22301
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 309 (46.61%) Active Directory
2 117 (17.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (9.35%) Hyper-V
4 44 (6.64%) XenApp
5 31 (4.68%) vSphere
6 26 (3.92%) VMware ESXi
7 25 (3.77%) VMware ESX
8 20 (3.02%) BitLocker
8 20 (3.02%) Microsoft App-V
9 19 (2.87%) XenDesktop
10 14 (2.11%) VMware Server
11 11 (1.66%) Xen
12 10 (1.51%) Docker
13 9 (1.36%) Virtual Machines
14 7 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 7 (1.06%) Terminal Services
15 6 (0.90%) DFS Replication
15 6 (0.90%) UAG
16 5 (0.75%) vCloud
16 5 (0.75%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 149 (22.47%) SCCM
2 51 (7.69%) SCOM
3 48 (7.24%) WSUS
4 39 (5.88%) Puppet
5 33 (4.98%) Opscode Chef
6 20 (3.02%) Ansible
7 17 (2.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 17 (2.56%) SCVMM
8 16 (2.41%) Terraform
9 13 (1.96%) Microsoft Clustering
9 13 (1.96%) Nagios
10 12 (1.81%) OpenView
11 11 (1.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 10 (1.51%) NetBackup
12 10 (1.51%) Perfmon
13 7 (1.06%) HP SIM
14 6 (0.90%) Backup Exec
14 6 (0.90%) Casper Suite
14 6 (0.90%) Control-M
14 6 (0.90%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 289 (43.59%) Microsoft
2 214 (32.28%) VMware
3 121 (18.25%) Citrix
4 62 (9.35%) HP
5 54 (8.14%) Cisco
6 35 (5.28%) NetApp
7 32 (4.83%) Symantec
8 28 (4.22%) Red Hat
9 21 (3.17%) Intel Security
10 20 (3.02%) Dell
11 18 (2.71%) Oracle
12 17 (2.56%) Apple
13 16 (2.41%) EMC
14 14 (2.11%) Altiris
15 12 (1.81%) Google
16 11 (1.66%) Juniper
17 9 (1.36%) IBM
17 9 (1.36%) IronPort
17 9 (1.36%) ServiceNow
18 7 (1.06%) SolarWinds
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