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 27 February 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
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Engineer
UK
Rank 333 365 249
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -116
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 281 285 466
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.56% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.65% 0.59% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 193 198 280
Median daily rate £350 £310 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.90% -11.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £151 £145 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £503
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £300 £290
% change year-on-year
+7.50% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 21 65
Median hourly rate £18.50 £15.50 £16.06
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.35% -3.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £11.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.23 £30.00 £23.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £15.25 £15.25
% change year-on-year
+21.31% -

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
43101 48634 49624
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.73% 95.01% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 28143 31310 30515
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 £260 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1546 1624 1914
Median hourly rate £18.50 £17.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £11.25 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £49.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.48 £16.85
% change year-on-year
-5.27% +9.64%

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 27 February 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 27 February 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 27 February 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 +19 263 £350 +12.00% 84
London +20 124 £406 +25.00% 41
South East -7 51 £325 +18.18% 16
East Midlands +20 22 £200 -51.69% 2
Northamptonshire +13 19 £200 -6.97%
City of London -1 19 £438 +28.67% 8
Northampton - 18 £200 -
South West -12 15 £350 +27.27% 4
Yorkshire +27 14 £350 +3.70% 8
Scotland +26 14 £335 +21.81% 2
North West +11 13 £310 -4.61% 5
Berkshire +2 13 £308 +36.66% 5
Kent +14 11 £315 -24.91%
East of England -7 11 £363 +20.83% 6
Glasgow +10 10 £383 +13.33%
Hampshire -1 10 £350 +16.66%
Swindon +5 9 £360 +2.85% 1
Wiltshire +1 9 £360 -4.00% 1
Manchester +13 8 £175 -30.00% 4
West Midlands +11 8 £128 +10.86% 1
West Yorkshire +16 7 £338 -3.57% 5
Leeds +7 6 £338 - 1
Reading +3 6 £200 -11.11% 4
Suffolk -1 6 £288 -
Oxfordshire -10 6 £330 +94.11% 5
Surrey +2 5 £358 +5.14% 2
North East -15 5 £500 +69.49% 1
Bristol +3 4 £288 - 1
Oxford -1 4 £260 +30.00% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -4 4 £513 +73.72% 1

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 February 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.

1 618 (100.00%) Windows
2 294 (47.57%) Active Directory
3 265 (42.88%) Windows Server
4 225 (36.41%) Microsoft
5 195 (31.55%) VMware
6 168 (27.18%) PowerShell
7 155 (25.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 153 (24.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 149 (24.11%) Windows 7
10 110 (17.80%) SCCM
11 96 (15.53%) Windows 10
12 94 (15.21%) Finance
13 93 (15.05%) Migration
14 92 (14.89%) DevOps
15 89 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
16 88 (14.24%) ITIL
17 80 (12.94%) MS Exchange
18 78 (12.62%) MS Office
18 78 (12.62%) Citrix
18 78 (12.62%) DNS
19 74 (11.97%) Firewall
20 73 (11.81%) Linux
21 70 (11.33%) Microsoft Azure
22 69 (11.17%) Office 365
23 68 (11.00%) SQL Server
23 68 (11.00%) Windows Server 2003
24 66 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
25 60 (9.71%) MS Excel
26 56 (9.06%) IIS
26 56 (9.06%) Security Cleared

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 80 (12.94%) MS Exchange
2 56 (9.06%) IIS
3 30 (4.85%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (3.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 21 (3.40%) Skype for Business
7 17 (2.75%) SharePoint
8 14 (2.27%) Confluence
9 10 (1.62%) OpenStack
10 8 (1.29%) WebSphere
11 6 (0.97%) JBoss
11 6 (0.97%) Tomcat
11 6 (0.97%) WebLogic
12 4 (0.65%) Apache
12 4 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
13 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
13 2 (0.32%) WebSphere Application Server
14 1 (0.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.16%) IBM Domino
14 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 78 (12.62%) MS Office
2 60 (9.71%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 70 (11.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 69 (11.17%) Office 365
3 66 (10.68%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.94%) SaaS
5 10 (1.62%) IaaS
6 8 (1.29%) AWS CloudFormation
6 8 (1.29%) OneDrive
7 4 (0.65%) GitHub
8 3 (0.49%) G Suite
8 3 (0.49%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (0.49%) Google Compute Engine
8 3 (0.49%) Trello
9 2 (0.32%) Amazon ELB
9 2 (0.32%) Datadog
9 2 (0.32%) PaaS
9 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 1 (0.16%) iTunes
10 1 (0.16%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 78 (12.62%) DNS
2 74 (11.97%) Firewall
3 46 (7.44%) SAN
4 40 (6.47%) DHCP
5 39 (6.31%) TCP/IP
6 23 (3.72%) LAN
7 20 (3.24%) VPN
7 20 (3.24%) WAN
8 16 (2.59%) NAS
9 15 (2.43%) Internet
9 15 (2.43%) SSL
9 15 (2.43%) Unified Communications
10 12 (1.94%) VoIP
11 11 (1.78%) Skype
12 10 (1.62%) VLAN
13 9 (1.46%) LDAP
13 9 (1.46%) Remote Desktop
14 8 (1.29%) Cisco Nexus
14 8 (1.29%) MPLS
14 8 (1.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (11.00%) SQL Server
2 15 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (1.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
4 5 (0.81%) Relational Database
4 5 (0.81%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (0.49%) MS Access
5 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.32%) MySQL
6 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2000
6 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (0.32%) WhereScape RED
7 1 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.16%) NonStop SQL
7 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 49 (7.93%) Octopus Deploy
2 44 (7.12%) TeamCity
3 35 (5.66%) Git (software)
4 26 (4.21%) Team Foundation Server
5 25 (4.05%) Jenkins
6 14 (2.27%) JIRA
7 11 (1.78%) Vagrant
8 10 (1.62%) MSI
9 8 (1.29%) MSBuild
10 7 (1.13%) NuGet
11 6 (0.97%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.97%) Hudson
12 5 (0.81%) Sonatype Nexus
13 4 (0.65%) Metasploit
14 3 (0.49%) GitLab
15 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
15 2 (0.32%) InstallShield
15 2 (0.32%) SpecFlow
15 2 (0.32%) Subversion
15 2 (0.32%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 94 (15.21%) Finance
2 47 (7.61%) Banking
3 16 (2.59%) Retail
4 9 (1.46%) Financial Institution
4 9 (1.46%) Investment Banking
5 8 (1.29%) Law
5 8 (1.29%) Legal
6 5 (0.81%) Back Office
6 5 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 4 (0.65%) Games
7 4 (0.65%) Publishing
7 4 (0.65%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.49%) Advertising
9 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
9 2 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.32%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.16%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.16%) Automotive
10 1 (0.16%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (6.80%) .NET
2 12 (1.94%) Web Services
3 7 (1.13%) MSMQ
3 7 (1.13%) Software Packaging
4 6 (0.97%) WebSphere MQ
5 5 (0.81%) JSON
5 5 (0.81%) WPF
6 4 (0.65%) Middleware
6 4 (0.65%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (0.65%) Regular Expression
6 4 (0.65%) XML
7 2 (0.32%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.32%) ADO.NET
7 2 (0.32%) Ajax
7 2 (0.32%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.32%) CSS
7 2 (0.32%) HTML
7 2 (0.32%) WCF
7 2 (0.32%) XSL
8 1 (0.16%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 42 (6.80%) Data Centre
2 28 (4.53%) Clustering
3 26 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (1.94%) Blackberry
4 12 (1.94%) Management Information System
5 10 (1.62%) Computer Science
5 10 (1.62%) iPad
6 9 (1.46%) Replication
7 8 (1.29%) PKI
7 8 (1.29%) Public Cloud
8 7 (1.13%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.13%) iPhone
9 6 (0.97%) Client/Server
9 6 (0.97%) User Experience
10 5 (0.81%) Hedge funds
11 4 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
12 3 (0.49%) CMDB
12 3 (0.49%) EMC VNX
12 3 (0.49%) Smartphone
12 3 (0.49%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 618 (100.00%) Windows
2 265 (42.88%) Windows Server
3 155 (25.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 153 (24.76%) Windows Server 2008
5 149 (24.11%) Windows 7
6 96 (15.53%) Windows 10
7 73 (11.81%) Linux
8 68 (11.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (4.69%) Unix
10 26 (4.21%) Windows XP
11 23 (3.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 21 (3.40%) Windows 8
13 18 (2.91%) Mac OS X
14 12 (1.94%) Android
14 12 (1.94%) Mac OS
15 9 (1.46%) Apple iOS
16 8 (1.29%) Solaris
16 8 (1.29%) SUSE
17 7 (1.13%) Ubuntu
18 5 (0.81%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (15.05%) Migration
2 92 (14.89%) DevOps
3 88 (14.24%) ITIL
4 54 (8.74%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (5.18%) Configuration Management
6 25 (4.05%) Disaster Recovery
7 24 (3.88%) Problem Management
8 23 (3.72%) High Availability
8 23 (3.72%) Project Management
9 22 (3.56%) Data Migration
9 22 (3.56%) Server Building
10 20 (3.24%) Continuous Integration
11 19 (3.07%) Application Packaging
12 15 (2.43%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (2.43%) Data Loss Prevention
12 15 (2.43%) Patch Management
13 14 (2.27%) Change Management
13 14 (2.27%) Desktop Virtualisation
13 14 (2.27%) Load Balancing
13 14 (2.27%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 168 (27.18%) PowerShell
2 54 (8.74%) SQL
3 35 (5.66%) VBScript
4 19 (3.07%) C#
5 18 (2.91%) Python
6 14 (2.27%) Perl
7 13 (2.10%) Ruby
8 12 (1.94%) VB
9 9 (1.46%) Bash Shell
9 9 (1.46%) C
10 6 (0.97%) Java
10 6 (0.97%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.65%) VB.NET
12 3 (0.49%) JavaScript
12 3 (0.49%) VB6
13 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
14 1 (0.16%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.16%) Korn
14 1 (0.16%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.16%) VBA
Qualifications
1 56 (9.06%) Security Cleared
2 38 (6.15%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 26 (4.21%) MCSE
4 21 (3.40%) MCSA
5 20 (3.24%) Degree
5 20 (3.24%) MCP
6 17 (2.75%) MCITP
7 14 (2.27%) DV Cleared
8 12 (1.94%) Cisco Certification
9 10 (1.62%) CCNA
10 9 (1.46%) A+ Certification
11 8 (1.29%) DBS Check
12 5 (0.81%) CCNP
12 5 (0.81%) CISSP
12 5 (0.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.49%) GCIH
13 3 (0.49%) GIAC
13 3 (0.49%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (2.75%) SLA
2 8 (1.29%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (1.13%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.13%) QA
4 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 294 (47.57%) Active Directory
2 89 (14.40%) VMware Infrastructure
3 53 (8.58%) Hyper-V
4 38 (6.15%) XenApp
5 34 (5.50%) VMware ESX
5 34 (5.50%) vSphere
6 19 (3.07%) Docker
6 19 (3.07%) XenDesktop
7 18 (2.91%) VMware ESXi
8 14 (2.27%) BitLocker
9 13 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (1.78%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (1.62%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.97%) Firmware
13 4 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.49%) vCloud
14 3 (0.49%) Xen
15 2 (0.32%) KVM
15 2 (0.32%) Veritas Volume Manager
15 2 (0.32%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 110 (17.80%) SCCM
2 35 (5.66%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (5.50%) Puppet
4 25 (4.05%) SCOM
5 24 (3.88%) Ansible
6 17 (2.75%) WSUS
7 14 (2.27%) SCVMM
8 13 (2.10%) Nagios
9 12 (1.94%) Nessus
10 11 (1.78%) Norton AntiVirus
11 10 (1.62%) SCOrch
12 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
12 8 (1.29%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 7 (1.13%) Terraform
14 6 (0.97%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 6 (0.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 5 (0.81%) Dollar Universe
15 5 (0.81%) SCSM
16 4 (0.65%) NetBackup
16 4 (0.65%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 225 (36.41%) Microsoft
2 195 (31.55%) VMware
3 78 (12.62%) Citrix
4 46 (7.44%) HP
5 43 (6.96%) Cisco
6 30 (4.85%) Symantec
7 27 (4.37%) Red Hat
8 25 (4.05%) Apple
9 18 (2.91%) NetApp
10 17 (2.75%) Dell
11 15 (2.43%) Intel Security
11 15 (2.43%) SolarWinds
12 14 (2.27%) LANDesk
12 14 (2.27%) Oracle
13 13 (2.10%) Atlassian
14 12 (1.94%) EMC
15 11 (1.78%) Avaya
16 9 (1.46%) CheckPoint
16 9 (1.46%) Google
16 9 (1.46%) IBM
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Rate: £16 - £20 per hour
Posted: 3 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Candour Solutions
Rate: Excellent daily rate
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Lennon Wright
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £120 - £140 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
OHO Group Ltd.
Rate: £100 - £175 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Empiric Solutions
Posted: 7 days ago