The table below looks at the statistics for the Windows Engineer role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Windows Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 8 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 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.

Location
3 months to
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Engineer
Rank 368 254 231
Rank change year-on-year
-114 -23
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 278 460 439
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.54% 0.89% 0.90%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.94% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 282 221
Average daily rate £300 £313 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £145 £125 £119
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £300 £250 £209
% change year-on-year
+20.00% +19.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 55 76
Average hourly rate £15.25 £16.50 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.57% +13.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.20 £22.50 £21.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.25 £15.75 £14.50
% change year-on-year
-3.17% +8.62%

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
48598 48731 45782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.48% 94.46% 94.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 31271 30416 27107
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1757 1902 2013
Average hourly rate £17.50 £16.72 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.66% -4.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.50 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

Windows Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Windows Engineer in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

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 8 February 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 8 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Engineer within the UK over the 3 months to 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -108 262 £300 -4.76% 95
London -54 121 £315 -10.00% 43
South East -35 60 £250 -10.71% 21
South West +6 29 £288 -17.85% 10
City of London +33 19 £400 +3.22% 17
Berkshire +2 17 £225 - 2
North West -21 16 £300 -7.69% 1
Reading -7 15 £225 +9.75% 1
East of England -28 14 £300 +12.14% 4
Hampshire -9 12 £414 +24.98% 2
Yorkshire -16 11 £333 +101.51% 6
Wiltshire 0 10 £363 -
Scotland -9 9 £275 +166.99% 1
Surrey -12 9 £325 -17.19% 3
Oxfordshire +6 8 £138 +24.29% 4
Hertfordshire +2 8 £225 -13.46% 3
Kent -5 8 £425 +214.81% 7
Edinburgh -4 7 £275 - 1
West Midlands -28 7 £115 -59.64% 5
Swindon -2 6 £350 -9.67%
West Yorkshire -6 6 £340 +41.66% 5
Manchester -16 6 £250 +29.87% 1
Dorset +7 5 £175 -
West Sussex +6 5 £255 -39.28%
Oxford +4 5 £138 - 2
Cheshire -5 5 £300 -7.69%
North East -21 5 £295 +96.66% 1
Bristol +2 4 - - 4
Leeds -5 4 £340 +41.66% 4
South Yorkshire -8 4 £123 -

Windows Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Windows Engineer in their job title.

1 624 (100.00%) Windows
2 306 (49.04%) Windows Server
3 293 (46.96%) Active Directory
4 216 (34.62%) Microsoft
5 198 (31.73%) Windows 7
6 184 (29.49%) VMware
7 171 (27.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 148 (23.72%) Windows Server 2012
9 121 (19.39%) PowerShell
10 109 (17.47%) SCCM
11 106 (16.99%) Migration
12 104 (16.67%) DNS
13 100 (16.03%) Citrix
14 95 (15.22%) Finance
15 88 (14.10%) SQL
15 88 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
16 87 (13.94%) Linux
17 85 (13.62%) ITIL
18 84 (13.46%) MS Excel
19 82 (13.14%) MS Exchange
20 81 (12.98%) IIS
21 78 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
22 76 (12.18%) SQL Server
23 68 (10.90%) DHCP
24 61 (9.78%) MS Office
25 59 (9.46%) Banking
26 55 (8.81%) Office 365
27 51 (8.17%) Firewall
28 50 (8.01%) Security Cleared
29 48 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification

Windows Engineer
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Windows Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Windows Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 82 (13.14%) MS Exchange
2 81 (12.98%) IIS
3 38 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (3.85%) SharePoint
5 22 (3.53%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (2.40%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (2.40%) Skype for Business
7 12 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 8 (1.28%) IBM Notes
8 8 (1.28%) Tomcat
9 6 (0.96%) Apache
9 6 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (0.64%) Confluence
10 4 (0.64%) JBoss
11 3 (0.48%) OpenStack
11 3 (0.48%) WebSphere
12 2 (0.32%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.32%) IBM Domino
12 2 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
12 2 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 84 (13.46%) MS Excel
2 61 (9.78%) MS Office
3 9 (1.44%) MS Visio
4 4 (0.64%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) FrameMaker
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
1 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.16%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 55 (8.81%) Office 365
2 30 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (4.33%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (1.12%) IaaS
5 6 (0.96%) SaaS
6 4 (0.64%) PaaS
7 3 (0.48%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.32%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.32%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.16%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 104 (16.67%) DNS
2 68 (10.90%) DHCP
3 51 (8.17%) Firewall
4 37 (5.93%) SAN
5 32 (5.13%) TCP/IP
6 28 (4.49%) VPN
7 22 (3.53%) LAN
8 20 (3.21%) Internet
9 18 (2.88%) WAN
10 14 (2.24%) LDAP
10 14 (2.24%) Remote Desktop
11 10 (1.60%) DMZ
11 10 (1.60%) VLAN
12 8 (1.28%) SSL
13 7 (1.12%) Wireless
14 6 (0.96%) FTP
14 6 (0.96%) NetScaler
14 6 (0.96%) VoIP
15 5 (0.80%) HTTP
15 5 (0.80%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 18 (2.88%) SQL Server 2012
3 17 (2.72%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (0.96%) Oracle Database
5 6 (0.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (0.80%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.64%) MySQL
7 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2000
7 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (0.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.16%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.16%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.16%) Power BI
9 1 (0.16%) QlikView
9 1 (0.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (1.28%) Jenkins
2 7 (1.12%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (0.96%) JIRA
3 6 (0.96%) Subversion
3 6 (0.96%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.80%) Git (software)
5 4 (0.64%) MSI
5 4 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.64%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.32%) HP UFT
6 2 (0.32%) Hudson
6 2 (0.32%) Metasploit
6 2 (0.32%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.16%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.16%) Maven
7 1 (0.16%) PVCS
7 1 (0.16%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.16%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.16%) Selenium
7 1 (0.16%) SonarQube
General
1 95 (15.22%) Finance
2 59 (9.46%) Banking
3 8 (1.28%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.12%) Advertising
4 7 (1.12%) Financial Institution
4 7 (1.12%) Local Government
4 7 (1.12%) Retail
5 6 (0.96%) Back Office
6 5 (0.80%) Investment Banking
7 4 (0.64%) Publishing
8 3 (0.48%) Electronics
8 3 (0.48%) Law
9 2 (0.32%) Front Office
9 2 (0.32%) Games
9 2 (0.32%) Manufacturing
9 2 (0.32%) Marketing
10 1 (0.16%) Legal
10 1 (0.16%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.16%) Pharmaceutical
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (4.97%) .NET
2 12 (1.92%) JSON
3 9 (1.44%) HTML
4 8 (1.28%) XML
5 6 (0.96%) Web Services
6 5 (0.80%) CSS
6 5 (0.80%) Regular Expression
7 4 (0.64%) ASP.NET
7 4 (0.64%) Middleware
8 3 (0.48%) X-Windows
9 2 (0.32%) LAMP
9 2 (0.32%) WAP
10 1 (0.16%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.16%) .NET Remoting
10 1 (0.16%) Ajax
10 1 (0.16%) RSS
10 1 (0.16%) Software Packaging
10 1 (0.16%) WebSphere MQ
10 1 (0.16%) WSH
10 1 (0.16%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 37 (5.93%) Data Centre
2 33 (5.29%) Analytical Skills
3 23 (3.69%) Clustering
4 22 (3.53%) Blackberry
5 17 (2.72%) Mathematics
5 17 (2.72%) NHS
6 16 (2.56%) Driving Licence
7 10 (1.60%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.28%) Fintech
9 7 (1.12%) Client/Server
9 7 (1.12%) Hedge funds
10 6 (0.96%) iPhone
11 5 (0.80%) Management Information System
11 5 (0.80%) Video Conferencing
12 4 (0.64%) iPad
13 3 (0.48%) CMDB
13 3 (0.48%) Fat Client
13 3 (0.48%) Grid Computing
13 3 (0.48%) Thin Client
13 3 (0.48%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 624 (100.00%) Windows
2 306 (49.04%) Windows Server
3 198 (31.73%) Windows 7
4 171 (27.40%) Windows Server 2008
5 148 (23.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 87 (13.94%) Linux
7 78 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (7.37%) Windows 8
9 37 (5.93%) Windows XP
10 30 (4.81%) Unix
11 25 (4.01%) Windows 10
12 15 (2.40%) Mac OS X
13 11 (1.76%) Android
14 10 (1.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 9 (1.44%) Apple iOS
16 8 (1.28%) CentOS
16 8 (1.28%) Ubuntu
17 7 (1.12%) Windows 2000
18 6 (0.96%) AIX
18 6 (0.96%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (16.99%) Migration
2 85 (13.62%) ITIL
3 30 (4.81%) DevOps
4 28 (4.49%) Data Migration
5 17 (2.72%) Change Management
6 16 (2.56%) Incident Management
6 16 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
6 16 (2.56%) Project Management
7 15 (2.40%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (2.40%) Problem Management
7 15 (2.40%) Server Building
8 14 (2.24%) Load Balancing
9 13 (2.08%) Agile Software Development
10 12 (1.92%) Configuration Management
10 12 (1.92%) Security Patching
11 10 (1.60%) Business Intelligence
11 10 (1.60%) Change Control
12 9 (1.44%) Performance Monitoring
12 9 (1.44%) Service Management
13 8 (1.28%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 121 (19.39%) PowerShell
2 88 (14.10%) SQL
3 26 (4.17%) C#
4 24 (3.85%) C
5 20 (3.21%) Java
5 20 (3.21%) Python
6 19 (3.04%) Perl
7 11 (1.76%) Ruby
8 10 (1.60%) C++
8 10 (1.60%) Shell Script
8 10 (1.60%) VB
8 10 (1.60%) VBScript
9 9 (1.44%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.96%) JavaScript
11 5 (0.80%) T-SQL
12 4 (0.64%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.32%) PHP
14 1 (0.16%) VB6
Qualifications
1 50 (8.01%) Security Cleared
2 48 (7.69%) Microsoft Certification
3 35 (5.61%) SC Cleared
4 32 (5.13%) MCSE
5 21 (3.37%) A+ Certification
6 20 (3.21%) MCSA
7 17 (2.72%) Degree
8 15 (2.40%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (2.40%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (2.24%) CCNA
10 12 (1.92%) AWS Certification
10 12 (1.92%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.60%) MCITP
12 7 (1.12%) MCP
13 6 (0.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.80%) CCNP
15 4 (0.64%) DBS Check
15 4 (0.64%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.64%) MCTS
15 4 (0.64%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.17%) SLA
2 9 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (0.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.64%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.16%) QA
System Software
1 293 (46.96%) Active Directory
2 88 (14.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (6.89%) Hyper-V
4 35 (5.61%) vSphere
5 30 (4.81%) VMware ESX
6 25 (4.01%) XenApp
7 21 (3.37%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (1.28%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (1.28%) XenDesktop
8 8 (1.28%) XenServer
9 6 (0.96%) Terminal Server
10 4 (0.64%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.64%) NFS
10 4 (0.64%) Terminal Services
10 4 (0.64%) vCloud
10 4 (0.64%) VMware Server
11 3 (0.48%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.48%) Xen
12 2 (0.32%) Firmware
12 2 (0.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 109 (17.47%) SCCM
2 29 (4.65%) WSUS
3 23 (3.69%) Puppet
4 22 (3.53%) SCOM
5 20 (3.21%) Nagios
6 14 (2.24%) Opscode Chef
6 14 (2.24%) SCOrch
7 6 (0.96%) NetBackup
7 6 (0.96%) Tivoli
7 6 (0.96%) vRealize
8 5 (0.80%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.48%) EdgeSight
9 3 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.48%) HP Data Protector
9 3 (0.48%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.48%) Tivoli Monitoring
9 3 (0.48%) vMotion
10 2 (0.32%) Ansible
10 2 (0.32%) DatAdvantage
10 2 (0.32%) logstash
Vendors
1 216 (34.62%) Microsoft
2 184 (29.49%) VMware
3 100 (16.03%) Citrix
4 45 (7.21%) HP
5 33 (5.29%) Cisco
6 23 (3.69%) NetApp
6 23 (3.69%) Remedy
7 22 (3.53%) Red Hat
8 21 (3.37%) Dell
9 15 (2.40%) Apple
9 15 (2.40%) Oracle
10 11 (1.76%) EMC
11 10 (1.60%) Symantec
12 9 (1.44%) Adobe
13 8 (1.28%) IBM
14 6 (0.96%) Lotus
14 6 (0.96%) ServiceNow
14 6 (0.96%) SolarWinds
14 6 (0.96%) Splunk
15 5 (0.80%) Altiris
London
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Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 50 minutes ago
East London
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Rate: £350 - £375 per day
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City, London
Venturi
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Kent
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Rate: £160 - £200 per day
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Marcus Donald People
Rate: £120 - £150 per day
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London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £450 - £550 per day + NEG
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Buckinghamshire
Capitol International Services Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
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Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £200 - £275 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: £250 per day
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Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £15 - £16 per hour
Posted: 6 days ago
Rickmansworth
aap3
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
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Vivid Resourcing
Rate: Market related
Posted: 19 days ago
Plymouth
Hays Specialist Recruitment
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