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 26 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
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Engineer
Rank 335 257 226
Rank change year-on-year
-78 -31
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 352 508 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.89% 0.93%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.94% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 330 275
Median daily rate £317 £300 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.50% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £162 £120 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £275 £220
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 47 76
Median hourly rate £15.25 £17.98 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.18% +17.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.22 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.40 £34.50 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £16.00 £15.50
% change year-on-year
-7.03% +3.22%

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
51163 53980 51056
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.77% 94.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 33272 34147 30940
Median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1536 2015 2063
Median hourly rate £17.00 £16.60 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.40% +0.60%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.85 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £16.16 £16.10
% change year-on-year
+2.10% +0.37%

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 26 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 26 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 26 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 -87 321 £318 +1.03% 116
London -92 140 £350 - 48
South East +6 68 £275 -14.06% 28
Yorkshire -5 30 £317 +5.50% 9
West Yorkshire +12 24 £321 -6.35% 5
Surrey +1 23 £288 -47.72% 12
South West -15 23 £338 +68.75% 8
City of London +20 20 £400 +14.28% 17
Scotland +6 20 £315 +133.33% 4
Leeds +7 19 £343 - 2
East of England -4 18 £300 +4.34% 3
Edinburgh +10 16 £315 +12.50% 2
Berkshire -12 15 £165 -46.34% 1
West Midlands -36 12 £250 -16.66% 5
North West -8 11 £225 +50.00% 12
North East -29 11 £260 -11.86%
East Midlands +6 9 £325 -6.87% 3
Wiltshire -4 9 £325 +66.66%
Oxfordshire +13 8 £275 +86.44% 2
Reading +2 7 £135 -46.79% 1
Swindon -1 7 £338 +73.07%
Newcastle upon Tyne -35 7 £260 -12.60%
Tyne and Wear -42 7 £260 -12.60%
Buckinghamshire +10 6 £275 +22.22% 2
Wales +20 5 £238 -10.37%
Kent +8 5 £172 -59.52% 5
Essex +5 5 £313 +4.16%
Bedfordshire 0 5 £263 -22.22%
West Sussex -3 5 £240 +100.00% 1
Somerset - 5 - - 2

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 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.

1 723 (100.00%) Windows
2 339 (46.89%) Windows Server
3 328 (45.37%) Active Directory
4 308 (42.60%) Microsoft
5 244 (33.75%) VMware
6 215 (29.74%) PowerShell
7 199 (27.52%) Windows 7
8 189 (26.14%) Windows Server 2008
9 181 (25.03%) Windows Server 2012
10 153 (21.16%) SCCM
11 143 (19.78%) Citrix
12 139 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
13 122 (16.87%) Finance
14 119 (16.46%) Migration
14 119 (16.46%) ITIL
14 119 (16.46%) Linux
15 100 (13.83%) Windows 10
16 99 (13.69%) DNS
17 94 (13.00%) SQL
18 93 (12.86%) MS Exchange
19 92 (12.72%) Windows Server 2003
20 90 (12.45%) SQL Server
21 88 (12.17%) MS Office
22 86 (11.89%) MS Excel
23 83 (11.48%) IIS
24 75 (10.37%) Office 365
25 72 (9.96%) SAN
26 71 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
27 68 (9.41%) DHCP
28 66 (9.13%) HP

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 93 (12.86%) MS Exchange
2 83 (11.48%) IIS
3 40 (5.53%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (4.43%) Skype for Business
5 30 (4.15%) SharePoint
6 25 (3.46%) Apache
7 19 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 19 (2.63%) Tomcat
8 18 (2.49%) Confluence
9 11 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
10 10 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
11 9 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 8 (1.11%) WebSphere
13 6 (0.83%) IBM Notes
14 5 (0.69%) WordPress
15 4 (0.55%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.41%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.41%) SharePoint Server
17 2 (0.28%) JBoss
18 1 (0.14%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 88 (12.17%) MS Office
2 86 (11.89%) MS Excel
3 6 (0.83%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.55%) MS Project
5 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.14%) HipChat
6 1 (0.14%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.14%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 7 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.14%) Eikon
3 1 (0.14%) Faxination
Cloud Services
1 75 (10.37%) Office 365
2 40 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 36 (4.98%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.66%) Google Apps
5 8 (1.11%) SaaS
6 5 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (0.69%) IaaS
7 4 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
7 4 (0.55%) PaaS
8 3 (0.41%) Amazon ELB
8 3 (0.41%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.41%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.41%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.28%) Bluemix
9 2 (0.28%) GitHub
9 2 (0.28%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.28%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.14%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 99 (13.69%) DNS
2 72 (9.96%) SAN
3 68 (9.41%) DHCP
4 60 (8.30%) Firewall
5 39 (5.39%) TCP/IP
6 32 (4.43%) Internet
7 29 (4.01%) LAN
8 26 (3.60%) VPN
9 25 (3.46%) WAN
10 21 (2.90%) VLAN
11 17 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
12 16 (2.21%) NetScaler
13 14 (1.94%) NAS
14 13 (1.80%) iSCSI
14 13 (1.80%) Skype
14 13 (1.80%) SSL
15 12 (1.66%) Wi-Fi
16 9 (1.24%) HTTP
17 8 (1.11%) Intranet
17 8 (1.11%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (12.45%) SQL Server
2 21 (2.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
4 10 (1.38%) MySQL
4 10 (1.38%) SQL Server 2005
5 4 (0.55%) NoSQL
6 3 (0.41%) DB2
6 3 (0.41%) MongoDB
6 3 (0.41%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.28%) DB2 UDB
7 2 (0.28%) MS Access
8 1 (0.14%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.14%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 24 (3.32%) TeamCity
2 21 (2.90%) Git (software)
2 21 (2.90%) Octopus Deploy
3 20 (2.77%) JIRA
4 14 (1.94%) Team Foundation Server
5 13 (1.80%) Subversion
6 12 (1.66%) Jenkins
7 11 (1.52%) MSI
8 7 (0.97%) Vagrant
9 6 (0.83%) Visual Studio
10 5 (0.69%) InstallShield
10 5 (0.69%) WinDbg
11 2 (0.28%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.28%) Eclipse
11 2 (0.28%) GoCD
11 2 (0.28%) Hudson
11 2 (0.28%) Metasploit
11 2 (0.28%) NuGet
12 1 (0.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 122 (16.87%) Finance
2 60 (8.30%) Banking
3 15 (2.07%) Law
4 13 (1.80%) Retail
5 11 (1.52%) Legal
6 10 (1.38%) Financial Institution
7 9 (1.24%) Back Office
8 7 (0.97%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.83%) Telecoms
10 5 (0.69%) Advertising
10 5 (0.69%) Electronics
10 5 (0.69%) Local Government
11 4 (0.55%) Marketing
12 3 (0.41%) Publishing
13 2 (0.28%) Games
14 1 (0.14%) Front Office
14 1 (0.14%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 42 (5.81%) .NET
2 13 (1.80%) Middleware
3 9 (1.24%) HTML
4 7 (0.97%) LAMP
5 6 (0.83%) Web Services
5 6 (0.83%) XML
6 4 (0.55%) CSS
6 4 (0.55%) RESTful
7 3 (0.41%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.28%) REST
9 1 (0.14%) ASP.NET
9 1 (0.14%) ELK Stack
9 1 (0.14%) JSON
9 1 (0.14%) MAPI
9 1 (0.14%) MFC
9 1 (0.14%) MSMQ
9 1 (0.14%) Qt
9 1 (0.14%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 49 (6.78%) Data Centre
2 42 (5.81%) Clustering
3 31 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
4 16 (2.21%) Blackberry
4 16 (2.21%) Enterprise Software
5 13 (1.80%) Mathematics
6 12 (1.66%) NHS
7 11 (1.52%) Driving Licence
7 11 (1.52%) Replication
8 9 (1.24%) Management Information System
9 8 (1.11%) Computer Science
10 7 (0.97%) Cryptography
11 6 (0.83%) BYOD
11 6 (0.83%) CMDB
11 6 (0.83%) Online Banking
11 6 (0.83%) PKI
11 6 (0.83%) User Experience
12 5 (0.69%) Device Driver
12 5 (0.69%) Public Cloud
13 4 (0.55%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 723 (100.00%) Windows
2 339 (46.89%) Windows Server
3 199 (27.52%) Windows 7
4 189 (26.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 181 (25.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 119 (16.46%) Linux
7 100 (13.83%) Windows 10
8 92 (12.72%) Windows Server 2003
9 55 (7.61%) Windows 8
10 29 (4.01%) Unix
11 28 (3.87%) Windows XP
12 27 (3.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 14 (1.94%) Ubuntu
14 12 (1.66%) Mac OS X
15 11 (1.52%) Android
15 11 (1.52%) CentOS
16 10 (1.38%) Apple iOS
17 7 (0.97%) Mac OS
18 5 (0.69%) Windows Mobile
18 5 (0.69%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (16.46%) ITIL
1 119 (16.46%) Migration
2 55 (7.61%) DevOps
3 42 (5.81%) Configuration Management
4 38 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 32 (4.43%) Problem Management
6 31 (4.29%) Change Management
7 29 (4.01%) Project Management
8 28 (3.87%) Incident Management
9 26 (3.60%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (3.18%) Open Source
10 23 (3.18%) Service Delivery
11 22 (3.04%) Application Packaging
11 22 (3.04%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (3.04%) High Availability
12 16 (2.21%) E-Commerce
12 16 (2.21%) Server Building
13 15 (2.07%) Data Migration
14 13 (1.80%) CRM
14 13 (1.80%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 215 (29.74%) PowerShell
2 94 (13.00%) SQL
3 56 (7.75%) VBScript
4 34 (4.70%) Bash Shell
5 30 (4.15%) Python
6 26 (3.60%) Perl
7 23 (3.18%) C
8 21 (2.90%) Ruby
9 19 (2.63%) C#
10 14 (1.94%) C++
11 9 (1.24%) VB
12 7 (0.97%) Java
13 6 (0.83%) Shell Script
14 4 (0.55%) JavaScript
14 4 (0.55%) Korn
15 3 (0.41%) Bourne shell
16 1 (0.14%) AWK
16 1 (0.14%) PHP
16 1 (0.14%) sed
Qualifications
1 71 (9.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (7.61%) Security Cleared
3 48 (6.64%) MCSE
4 32 (4.43%) SC Cleared
5 22 (3.04%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (3.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 20 (2.77%) MCSA
7 17 (2.35%) Degree
8 16 (2.21%) CCNA
9 10 (1.38%) MCITP
10 9 (1.24%) A+ Certification
10 9 (1.24%) BPSS Clearance
11 8 (1.11%) CCA
11 8 (1.11%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (1.11%) MCTS
12 5 (0.69%) CCNP
12 5 (0.69%) DV Cleared
12 5 (0.69%) MCP
12 5 (0.69%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.55%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.46%) SLA
2 13 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.14%) Government Security Classifications
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) ISO22301
4 1 (0.14%) QA
4 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 328 (45.37%) Active Directory
2 139 (19.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (8.58%) Hyper-V
4 54 (7.47%) XenApp
5 37 (5.12%) vSphere
6 29 (4.01%) VMware ESX
7 27 (3.73%) XenDesktop
8 25 (3.46%) Microsoft App-V
9 24 (3.32%) VMware ESXi
10 23 (3.18%) BitLocker
11 14 (1.94%) VMware Server
12 12 (1.66%) Virtual Machines
13 11 (1.52%) Xen
14 9 (1.24%) XenServer
15 8 (1.11%) Terminal Services
16 7 (0.97%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 7 (0.97%) DFS Replication
17 6 (0.83%) Docker
17 6 (0.83%) UAG
18 4 (0.55%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 153 (21.16%) SCCM
2 52 (7.19%) SCOM
3 43 (5.95%) Puppet
4 41 (5.67%) WSUS
5 24 (3.32%) Nagios
5 24 (3.32%) Opscode Chef
6 21 (2.90%) Microsoft Clustering
7 15 (2.07%) SCVMM
8 14 (1.94%) OpenView
9 13 (1.80%) Ansible
10 10 (1.38%) HP SIM
10 10 (1.38%) Perfmon
10 10 (1.38%) Terraform
11 8 (1.11%) Control-M
11 8 (1.11%) EdgeSight
11 8 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 8 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 7 (0.97%) NetBackup
12 7 (0.97%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 6 (0.83%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 308 (42.60%) Microsoft
2 244 (33.75%) VMware
3 143 (19.78%) Citrix
4 66 (9.13%) HP
5 48 (6.64%) Cisco
6 44 (6.09%) NetApp
7 37 (5.12%) Red Hat
8 31 (4.29%) Symantec
9 25 (3.46%) Dell
9 25 (3.46%) Oracle
10 22 (3.04%) EMC
11 18 (2.49%) Apple
12 14 (1.94%) Intel Security
13 12 (1.66%) Altiris
14 11 (1.52%) Google
14 11 (1.52%) Juniper
15 10 (1.38%) AppSense
15 10 (1.38%) IronPort
16 9 (1.24%) IBM
16 9 (1.24%) ServiceNow
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