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 3 May 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
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Engineer
Rank 328 236 214
Rank change year-on-year
-92 -22
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 375 540 565
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.97% 1.02%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.71% 1.02% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 316 325
Median daily rate £350 £313 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% +42.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £150 £108
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £325 £265 £180
% change year-on-year
+22.64% +47.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 62 91
Median hourly rate £15.00 £16.74 £16.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.36% +3.94%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.80 £30.00 £32.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £16.72 £16.10
% change year-on-year
-10.28% +3.85%

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
52745 52880 52258
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.86% 94.75% 94.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 34373 32080 31881
Median daily rate £425 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £243 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1528 2113 2153
Median hourly rate £17.95 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.54% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.40 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.28 £17.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year
+7.50% -

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 3 May 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 3 May 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 3 May 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 -82 352 £350 +8.94% 84
London -69 176 £368 -2.00% 34
South East -26 75 £300 - 18
City of London +9 22 £425 +20.99% 13
West Midlands -15 22 £325 +8.33% 6
Berkshire +6 21 £200 -13.04% 6
South West -1 21 £283 -29.37% 4
North West 0 20 £343 +56.57% 4
Yorkshire -15 20 £363 +31.81% 8
Scotland -20 19 £375 +177.77% 2
West Yorkshire +5 17 £375 +87.50% 6
Oxfordshire +14 15 £200 +21.21% 1
Edinburgh -2 15 £375 - 1
Leeds +1 14 £400 +100.00% 6
Surrey -4 14 £425 -11.68% 4
Hampshire -13 14 £293 -6.77% 2
Reading -7 11 £145 -36.95% 1
Cheshire -5 10 £360 +10.76%
East of England -26 10 £350 +122.22% 4
Oxford +17 9 £200 +21.21% 1
East Midlands +6 9 £315 +3.27% 5
Bristol +13 8 £275 -
Kent -22 7 £244 -35.00%
Merseyside +7 6 £375 +57.89%
Liverpool +6 6 £375 +57.89%
Dorset +1 6 £290 -5.69% 1
Manchester -4 5 £300 +50.00% 4
Coventry -11 5 - -
Hertfordshire +9 4 £243 +102.08%
Chester -1 4 £275 -

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 3 May 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.

1 637 (100.00%) Windows
2 325 (51.02%) Windows Server
3 283 (44.43%) Active Directory
4 237 (37.21%) Microsoft
5 200 (31.40%) VMware
6 183 (28.73%) Windows 7
7 168 (26.37%) Windows Server 2008
8 165 (25.90%) PowerShell
9 163 (25.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 120 (18.84%) Finance
11 117 (18.37%) Migration
12 112 (17.58%) SCCM
13 110 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
14 108 (16.95%) Linux
15 105 (16.48%) Citrix
16 94 (14.76%) SQL
17 92 (14.44%) ITIL
17 92 (14.44%) DNS
18 91 (14.29%) SQL Server
19 87 (13.66%) Banking
19 87 (13.66%) MS Exchange
20 77 (12.09%) MS Excel
21 75 (11.77%) Windows Server 2003
22 73 (11.46%) IIS
23 65 (10.20%) DHCP
24 62 (9.73%) MS Office
25 56 (8.79%) SAN
25 56 (8.79%) Windows 10
26 52 (8.16%) Office 365
27 51 (8.01%) Windows 8

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 87 (13.66%) MS Exchange
2 73 (11.46%) IIS
3 44 (6.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (4.40%) SharePoint
5 24 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
6 21 (3.30%) Apache
6 21 (3.30%) Skype for Business
6 21 (3.30%) Tomcat
7 17 (2.67%) Confluence
8 14 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2007
9 11 (1.73%) Exchange Server 2003
10 8 (1.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 7 (1.10%) IBM Notes
12 5 (0.78%) WordPress
13 4 (0.63%) WebSphere
14 3 (0.47%) IBM Domino
14 3 (0.47%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.31%) JBoss
15 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2010
16 1 (0.16%) SAS
Applications
1 77 (12.09%) MS Excel
2 62 (9.73%) MS Office
3 6 (0.94%) MS Visio
4 5 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.31%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.31%) MS Project
6 1 (0.16%) FrameMaker
6 1 (0.16%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 7 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 52 (8.16%) Office 365
2 39 (6.12%) Amazon AWS
3 32 (5.02%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (1.10%) SaaS
5 6 (0.94%) IaaS
6 5 (0.78%) PaaS
7 3 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.31%) GitHub
8 2 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.16%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 92 (14.44%) DNS
2 65 (10.20%) DHCP
3 56 (8.79%) SAN
4 47 (7.38%) Firewall
5 40 (6.28%) TCP/IP
6 28 (4.40%) VPN
7 24 (3.77%) Internet
8 22 (3.45%) LAN
9 16 (2.51%) WAN
10 14 (2.20%) Remote Desktop
10 14 (2.20%) VLAN
11 12 (1.88%) HTTP
11 12 (1.88%) NetScaler
11 12 (1.88%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (1.73%) Intranet
13 10 (1.57%) LDAP
13 10 (1.57%) Skype
14 9 (1.41%) SSL
15 8 (1.26%) SMTP
15 8 (1.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 91 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 14 (2.20%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (1.26%) MySQL
6 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.63%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.47%) MongoDB
8 3 (0.47%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.31%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.16%) BusinessObjects
10 1 (0.16%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.16%) MS Access
10 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.16%) QlikView
10 1 (0.16%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (2.83%) JIRA
2 15 (2.35%) Git (software)
3 13 (2.04%) Jenkins
3 13 (2.04%) Subversion
3 13 (2.04%) Team Foundation Server
3 13 (2.04%) TeamCity
4 12 (1.88%) Octopus Deploy
5 7 (1.10%) Visual Studio
6 6 (0.94%) MSI
6 6 (0.94%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.78%) InstallShield
7 5 (0.78%) WinDbg
8 2 (0.31%) Eclipse
8 2 (0.31%) HP UFT
8 2 (0.31%) Hudson
8 2 (0.31%) Maven
8 2 (0.31%) Metasploit
8 2 (0.31%) NuGet
8 2 (0.31%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
General
1 120 (18.84%) Finance
2 87 (13.66%) Banking
3 10 (1.57%) Financial Institution
4 9 (1.41%) Retail
5 8 (1.26%) Law
6 6 (0.94%) Advertising
7 5 (0.78%) Investment Banking
7 5 (0.78%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.63%) Legal
8 4 (0.63%) Local Government
9 3 (0.47%) Electronics
10 2 (0.31%) Back Office
10 2 (0.31%) Front Office
10 2 (0.31%) Games
10 2 (0.31%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.31%) Marketing
10 2 (0.31%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.59%) .NET
2 7 (1.10%) JSON
2 7 (1.10%) LAMP
2 7 (1.10%) Web Services
3 6 (0.94%) HTML
4 5 (0.78%) Middleware
5 4 (0.63%) RESTful
6 3 (0.47%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.47%) CSS
6 3 (0.47%) XML
7 2 (0.31%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.16%) .NET Remoting
8 1 (0.16%) ELK Stack
8 1 (0.16%) MAPI
8 1 (0.16%) MFC
8 1 (0.16%) Qt
8 1 (0.16%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 35 (5.49%) Clustering
2 32 (5.02%) Data Centre
3 20 (3.14%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (3.14%) Blackberry
4 15 (2.35%) NHS
5 14 (2.20%) Mathematics
6 13 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
7 12 (1.88%) Driving Licence
8 8 (1.26%) Client/Server
8 8 (1.26%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.10%) iPhone
10 5 (0.78%) Online Banking
10 5 (0.78%) Replication
11 4 (0.63%) Cryptography
11 4 (0.63%) Grid Computing
11 4 (0.63%) Management Information System
11 4 (0.63%) Public Cloud
11 4 (0.63%) Wiki
12 3 (0.47%) EMC VMAX
12 3 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 637 (100.00%) Windows
2 325 (51.02%) Windows Server
3 183 (28.73%) Windows 7
4 168 (26.37%) Windows Server 2008
5 163 (25.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 108 (16.95%) Linux
7 75 (11.77%) Windows Server 2003
8 56 (8.79%) Windows 10
9 51 (8.01%) Windows 8
10 29 (4.55%) Unix
11 26 (4.08%) Windows XP
12 16 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (1.88%) CentOS
13 12 (1.88%) Mac OS X
14 9 (1.41%) Ubuntu
15 7 (1.10%) Android
15 7 (1.10%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.78%) Mac OS
16 5 (0.78%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.78%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (18.37%) Migration
2 92 (14.44%) ITIL
3 45 (7.06%) DevOps
4 32 (5.02%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (5.02%) Configuration Management
5 25 (3.92%) Change Management
5 25 (3.92%) Project Management
6 24 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
7 23 (3.61%) Data Migration
8 22 (3.45%) Incident Management
9 19 (2.98%) Problem Management
9 19 (2.98%) Service Delivery
10 16 (2.51%) Open Source
10 16 (2.51%) Server Building
11 15 (2.35%) Continuous Integration
12 14 (2.20%) Performance Monitoring
12 14 (2.20%) Software Engineering
13 12 (1.88%) High Availability
14 11 (1.73%) Load Balancing
15 10 (1.57%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 165 (25.90%) PowerShell
2 94 (14.76%) SQL
3 34 (5.34%) Python
3 34 (5.34%) VBScript
4 33 (5.18%) Bash Shell
4 33 (5.18%) Perl
5 25 (3.92%) C#
6 24 (3.77%) Ruby
7 22 (3.45%) C
8 16 (2.51%) Java
9 14 (2.20%) C++
10 10 (1.57%) VB
11 4 (0.63%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.63%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.63%) T-SQL
12 3 (0.47%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.47%) Korn
12 3 (0.47%) PHP
13 1 (0.16%) AWK
13 1 (0.16%) sed
Qualifications
1 45 (7.06%) Microsoft Certification
1 45 (7.06%) Security Cleared
2 32 (5.02%) MCSE
3 23 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 17 (2.67%) MCSA
5 15 (2.35%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (2.20%) A+ Certification
6 14 (2.20%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (1.88%) AWS Certification
7 12 (1.88%) Degree
8 11 (1.73%) CCNA
9 10 (1.57%) MCITP
10 7 (1.10%) MCTS
11 5 (0.78%) DV Cleared
11 5 (0.78%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 4 (0.63%) CCNP
12 4 (0.63%) CTC Cleared
12 4 (0.63%) HNC
12 4 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.63%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (3.30%) SLA
2 9 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 3 (0.47%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.31%) QA
5 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 283 (44.43%) Active Directory
2 110 (17.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (6.91%) Hyper-V
4 37 (5.81%) XenApp
5 34 (5.34%) vSphere
6 32 (5.02%) VMware ESX
7 19 (2.98%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (2.35%) BitLocker
8 15 (2.35%) XenDesktop
9 14 (2.20%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (1.57%) XenServer
11 7 (1.10%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.78%) Terminal Server
13 4 (0.63%) Docker
13 4 (0.63%) Samba
14 3 (0.47%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.47%) UAG
15 2 (0.31%) Citrix Presentation Server
15 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 112 (17.58%) SCCM
2 40 (6.28%) Puppet
3 36 (5.65%) WSUS
4 30 (4.71%) Nagios
4 30 (4.71%) SCOM
5 18 (2.83%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (1.88%) SCOrch
7 9 (1.41%) Ansible
7 9 (1.41%) OpenView
8 8 (1.26%) Control-M
8 8 (1.26%) EdgeSight
9 7 (1.10%) NetBackup
9 7 (1.10%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.94%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 6 (0.94%) Terraform
10 6 (0.94%) vRealize
11 5 (0.78%) HAProxy
11 5 (0.78%) HP Operations Orchestration
11 5 (0.78%) Perfmon
12 4 (0.63%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 237 (37.21%) Microsoft
2 200 (31.40%) VMware
3 105 (16.48%) Citrix
4 46 (7.22%) HP
5 33 (5.18%) Cisco
5 33 (5.18%) NetApp
6 29 (4.55%) Red Hat
7 24 (3.77%) Dell
8 21 (3.30%) Symantec
9 19 (2.98%) Remedy
10 18 (2.83%) Oracle
11 17 (2.67%) EMC
12 13 (2.04%) Apple
13 10 (1.57%) Altiris
13 10 (1.57%) Intel Security
14 9 (1.41%) AppSense
14 9 (1.41%) IBM
15 8 (1.26%) BMC
16 7 (1.10%) Juniper
17 6 (0.94%) Avaya
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Rate: From £45 to £48 per hour
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