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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Engineer
Rank 311 245 236
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -9
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 382 519 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.71% 0.92% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.98% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 339 287
Median daily rate £325 £300 £275
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £170 £135 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £470 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £317 £275 £213
% change year-on-year
+15.09% +29.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 43 68
Median hourly rate £16.38 £17.98 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.92% +16.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £26.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £19.50 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-21.79% +25.80%

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
50636 53208 51071
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.70% 94.78% 94.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 32918 33454 31276
Median daily rate £425 £400 £396
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £396 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.75% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1521 2018 2067
Median hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £40.00 £38.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £16.14 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+8.42% -2.18%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 1 July 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 -58 350 £325 +7.43% 101
London -80 163 £356 +1.78% 42
South East -8 66 £306 -0.40% 24
Yorkshire +3 34 £325 +13.04% 4
West Yorkshire +17 30 £325 +27.45% 3
Surrey +2 25 £313 -43.18% 13
Scotland -6 25 £350 +236.53% 2
Leeds +7 24 £381 +22.98% 2
City of London +7 22 £346 +13.52% 8
South West -4 22 £325 +52.94% 8
Edinburgh +17 20 £350 +16.66%
West Midlands -21 18 £313 +0.80% 7
East of England -11 16 £331 +39.47% 7
North West -12 12 £200 +14.28% 7
Berkshire -13 12 £350 +13.82% 4
East Midlands +3 10 £325 -6.87% 1
North East -52 9 £260 -11.86%
Oxfordshire +15 7 £408 +146.96% 1
Wiltshire -5 7 £338 +128.81% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 6 £275 +22.22% 1
Hampshire +2 6 £330 +88.57% 1
Swindon -6 6 £344 +76.28% 1
Manchester -9 6 £195 +2.63% 5
Somerset +13 5 £238 - 1
Reading -13 5 £143 -52.50% 1
Tyne and Wear -56 5 £260 -12.60%
Newcastle upon Tyne -61 5 £260 -12.60%
Worcestershire - 5 £350 -
Northamptonshire - 5 £225 - 1
Essex +9 4 £325 - 1

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 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.

1 719 (100.00%) Windows
2 345 (47.98%) Windows Server
3 326 (45.34%) Active Directory
4 294 (40.89%) Microsoft
5 241 (33.52%) VMware
6 212 (29.49%) PowerShell
7 198 (27.54%) Windows 7
8 194 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 182 (25.31%) Windows Server 2012
10 149 (20.72%) SCCM
11 135 (18.78%) VMware Infrastructure
12 133 (18.50%) Citrix
13 123 (17.11%) Finance
13 123 (17.11%) Migration
14 118 (16.41%) Linux
15 111 (15.44%) DNS
16 110 (15.30%) ITIL
17 99 (13.77%) SQL
18 97 (13.49%) MS Exchange
19 96 (13.35%) Windows 10
20 94 (13.07%) SQL Server
21 91 (12.66%) MS Excel
21 91 (12.66%) Windows Server 2003
22 90 (12.52%) IIS
23 89 (12.38%) MS Office
24 79 (10.99%) DHCP
25 76 (10.57%) Office 365
26 72 (10.01%) SAN
27 67 (9.32%) Firewall
28 66 (9.18%) Banking

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 97 (13.49%) MS Exchange
2 90 (12.52%) IIS
3 45 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2010
4 30 (4.17%) Skype for Business
5 29 (4.03%) SharePoint
6 24 (3.34%) Apache
7 23 (3.20%) Exchange Server 2013
8 20 (2.78%) Tomcat
9 17 (2.36%) Confluence
9 17 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
10 11 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
11 8 (1.11%) IBM Notes
12 7 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 7 (0.97%) WebSphere
13 5 (0.70%) WordPress
14 3 (0.42%) OpenStack
15 2 (0.28%) IBM Domino
15 2 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
15 2 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
16 1 (0.14%) JBoss
Applications
1 91 (12.66%) MS Excel
2 89 (12.38%) MS Office
3 6 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.56%) MS Project
5 1 (0.14%) FrameMaker
5 1 (0.14%) HipChat
5 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Eikon
3 1 (0.14%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 76 (10.57%) Office 365
2 40 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (5.15%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (1.53%) Google Apps
5 7 (0.97%) SaaS
6 5 (0.70%) IaaS
7 4 (0.56%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.56%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (0.56%) PaaS
8 3 (0.42%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.42%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.42%) CloudFront
9 2 (0.28%) Bluemix
9 2 (0.28%) GitHub
9 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.28%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.28%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 111 (15.44%) DNS
2 79 (10.99%) DHCP
3 72 (10.01%) SAN
4 67 (9.32%) Firewall
5 44 (6.12%) TCP/IP
6 32 (4.45%) Internet
7 31 (4.31%) VPN
8 29 (4.03%) LAN
9 24 (3.34%) WAN
10 21 (2.92%) VLAN
11 18 (2.50%) Remote Desktop
12 14 (1.95%) NAS
13 13 (1.81%) HTTP
13 13 (1.81%) SSL
14 12 (1.67%) iSCSI
14 12 (1.67%) LDAP
14 12 (1.67%) NetScaler
14 12 (1.67%) Skype
14 12 (1.67%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (1.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 94 (13.07%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.34%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (2.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (1.53%) SQL Server 2005
5 10 (1.39%) MySQL
6 4 (0.56%) NoSQL
7 3 (0.42%) DB2
8 2 (0.28%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (0.28%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.28%) MS Access
8 2 (0.28%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.14%) QlikView
9 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.14%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 21 (2.92%) Git (software)
1 21 (2.92%) TeamCity
2 18 (2.50%) JIRA
3 16 (2.23%) Octopus Deploy
4 14 (1.95%) Jenkins
4 14 (1.95%) Subversion
5 11 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
6 10 (1.39%) MSI
7 7 (0.97%) Vagrant
7 7 (0.97%) Visual Studio
8 5 (0.70%) InstallShield
8 5 (0.70%) WinDbg
9 2 (0.28%) Bitbucket
9 2 (0.28%) Eclipse
9 2 (0.28%) GoCD
9 2 (0.28%) Hudson
9 2 (0.28%) Metasploit
9 2 (0.28%) NuGet
9 2 (0.28%) Rational DOORS
10 1 (0.14%) Artifactory
General
1 123 (17.11%) Finance
2 66 (9.18%) Banking
3 14 (1.95%) Law
3 14 (1.95%) Retail
4 10 (1.39%) Financial Institution
4 10 (1.39%) Legal
5 7 (0.97%) Back Office
6 5 (0.70%) Advertising
6 5 (0.70%) Local Government
7 4 (0.56%) Telecoms
8 3 (0.42%) Electronics
8 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.28%) Investment Banking
9 2 (0.28%) Marketing
9 2 (0.28%) Publishing
10 1 (0.14%) Front Office
10 1 (0.14%) Games
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (5.98%) .NET
2 10 (1.39%) Middleware
3 7 (0.97%) HTML
3 7 (0.97%) LAMP
4 5 (0.70%) Web Services
5 4 (0.56%) CSS
5 4 (0.56%) RESTful
6 3 (0.42%) .NET Framework
6 3 (0.42%) XML
7 2 (0.28%) JSON
8 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
8 1 (0.14%) ELK Stack
8 1 (0.14%) MAPI
8 1 (0.14%) MFC
8 1 (0.14%) Qt
8 1 (0.14%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.12%) Data Centre
2 42 (5.84%) Clustering
3 34 (4.73%) Analytical Skills
4 15 (2.09%) Blackberry
4 15 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
5 14 (1.95%) Mathematics
6 12 (1.67%) Driving Licence
6 12 (1.67%) NHS
7 10 (1.39%) Replication
8 8 (1.11%) Management Information System
9 7 (0.97%) Cryptography
10 6 (0.83%) Client/Server
10 6 (0.83%) CMDB
10 6 (0.83%) Online Banking
10 6 (0.83%) User Experience
11 5 (0.70%) Computer Science
11 5 (0.70%) Device Driver
11 5 (0.70%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.70%) PKI
11 5 (0.70%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 719 (100.00%) Windows
2 345 (47.98%) Windows Server
3 198 (27.54%) Windows 7
4 194 (26.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 182 (25.31%) Windows Server 2012
6 118 (16.41%) Linux
7 96 (13.35%) Windows 10
8 91 (12.66%) Windows Server 2003
9 53 (7.37%) Windows 8
10 31 (4.31%) Unix
11 29 (4.03%) Windows XP
12 24 (3.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 15 (2.09%) Ubuntu
14 12 (1.67%) Android
14 12 (1.67%) CentOS
14 12 (1.67%) Mac OS X
15 11 (1.53%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.97%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.83%) Windows Mobile
18 5 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 123 (17.11%) Migration
2 110 (15.30%) ITIL
3 52 (7.23%) DevOps
4 39 (5.42%) Configuration Management
5 33 (4.59%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (4.17%) Change Management
6 30 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
6 30 (4.17%) Problem Management
6 30 (4.17%) Project Management
7 27 (3.76%) Incident Management
8 23 (3.20%) Open Source
8 23 (3.20%) Service Delivery
9 22 (3.06%) High Availability
10 19 (2.64%) Server Building
11 18 (2.50%) Continuous Integration
12 16 (2.23%) Application Packaging
12 16 (2.23%) Data Migration
12 16 (2.23%) Load Balancing
13 13 (1.81%) E-Commerce
13 13 (1.81%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 212 (29.49%) PowerShell
2 99 (13.77%) SQL
3 53 (7.37%) VBScript
4 32 (4.45%) Bash Shell
4 32 (4.45%) Python
5 31 (4.31%) Perl
6 26 (3.62%) C
7 20 (2.78%) C#
7 20 (2.78%) Ruby
8 14 (1.95%) C++
9 10 (1.39%) Java
10 9 (1.25%) VB
11 7 (0.97%) Shell Script
12 4 (0.56%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.56%) Korn
13 3 (0.42%) Bourne shell
14 1 (0.14%) AWK
14 1 (0.14%) PHP
14 1 (0.14%) sed
Qualifications
1 64 (8.90%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (7.09%) Security Cleared
3 46 (6.40%) MCSE
4 28 (3.89%) SC Cleared
5 24 (3.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 23 (3.20%) MCSA
7 20 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (2.09%) Degree
9 14 (1.95%) CCNA
10 9 (1.25%) A+ Certification
10 9 (1.25%) MCITP
11 8 (1.11%) MCTS
12 7 (0.97%) BPSS Clearance
13 6 (0.83%) CCA
13 6 (0.83%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.70%) CCNP
14 5 (0.70%) DV Cleared
14 5 (0.70%) PRINCE2 Certification
15 4 (0.56%) AWS Certification
15 4 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.06%) SLA
2 12 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.14%) QA
4 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 326 (45.34%) Active Directory
2 135 (18.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 59 (8.21%) Hyper-V
4 50 (6.95%) XenApp
5 42 (5.84%) vSphere
6 37 (5.15%) VMware ESX
7 25 (3.48%) VMware ESXi
8 22 (3.06%) BitLocker
8 22 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
8 22 (3.06%) XenDesktop
9 12 (1.67%) XenServer
10 11 (1.53%) Virtual Machines
10 11 (1.53%) Xen
11 10 (1.39%) VMware Server
12 7 (0.97%) DFS Replication
13 6 (0.83%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 6 (0.83%) Docker
13 6 (0.83%) Terminal Services
13 6 (0.83%) UAG
14 4 (0.56%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 149 (20.72%) SCCM
2 56 (7.79%) SCOM
3 47 (6.54%) WSUS
4 44 (6.12%) Puppet
5 26 (3.62%) Nagios
6 21 (2.92%) Microsoft Clustering
6 21 (2.92%) Opscode Chef
7 15 (2.09%) SCVMM
8 13 (1.81%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 13 (1.81%) OpenView
9 11 (1.53%) Ansible
9 11 (1.53%) SCOrch
10 9 (1.25%) Perfmon
11 8 (1.11%) Control-M
11 8 (1.11%) EdgeSight
11 8 (1.11%) HP SIM
11 8 (1.11%) Terraform
12 7 (0.97%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 6 (0.83%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.83%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 294 (40.89%) Microsoft
2 241 (33.52%) VMware
3 133 (18.50%) Citrix
4 63 (8.76%) HP
5 44 (6.12%) NetApp
6 43 (5.98%) Cisco
7 34 (4.73%) Red Hat
8 30 (4.17%) Symantec
9 27 (3.76%) Dell
10 24 (3.34%) Oracle
11 19 (2.64%) Apple
11 19 (2.64%) EMC
12 13 (1.81%) Intel Security
13 12 (1.67%) IBM
14 10 (1.39%) Altiris
14 10 (1.39%) Google
14 10 (1.39%) Juniper
14 10 (1.39%) Remedy
15 9 (1.25%) AppSense
15 9 (1.25%) ServiceNow
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