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 7 December 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
7 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Windows Engineer
Rank 323 363 237
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -126
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 331 310 529
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.66% 0.56% 0.94%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.70% 0.59% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 152 313
Median daily rate £350 £300 £270
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £146 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £315 £250 £265
% change year-on-year
+26.00% -5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 58 68
Median hourly rate £16.63 £15.38 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.13% -0.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.85 £13.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.01 £37.45 £25.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £15.25 £16.41
% change year-on-year
+18.03% -7.06%

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
47154 52548 52697
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 94.59% 94.79% 93.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 30883 33471 33311
Median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £260 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £580 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £385 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1660 2050 2167
Median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.94% +6.25%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.00 £43.00 £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £15.85
% change year-on-year
-2.94% +7.25%

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 7 December 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 7 December 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 7 December 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 +41 306 £349 +16.16% 78
London +35 144 £380 +13.43% 35
South East +22 61 £315 -1.17% 18
City of London +10 25 £388 -8.82% 6
Yorkshire +14 23 £325 - 2
Berkshire +5 20 £325 -11.86% 3
Scotland +21 18 £394 +14.54% 2
East Midlands +7 15 £200 -6.97% 5
South West 0 15 £350 +50.53% 5
Reading -2 15 £350 -9.67% 3
North West +3 13 £328 +39.36% 7
North East -28 13 £275 -
West Yorkshire +19 12 £360 +10.76% 1
Surrey +17 12 £338 +45.94% 3
Northampton 0 12 £200 -27.27% 1
Northamptonshire -5 12 £200 -18.36% 3
West Midlands -19 12 £270 +56.52% 2
Birmingham -4 11 £285 +65.21%
Hampshire +26 10 £297 -4.19% 3
East of England +3 10 £286 +90.83% 4
Leeds +20 9 £360 +33.20%
Edinburgh +21 8 £400 -13.79%
Kent +4 8 £350 -
Durham +9 7 £275 -
North Yorkshire +8 7 £300 -
Manchester +1 7 £325 +62.09% 5
Glasgow +6 6 £400 +16.36% 2
York +5 6 £313 -
Tyne and Wear -35 6 £248 -
Suffolk - 6 £288 -

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 7 December 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.

1 647 (100.00%) Windows
2 322 (49.77%) Active Directory
3 283 (43.74%) Windows Server
4 259 (40.03%) Microsoft
5 218 (33.69%) VMware
6 178 (27.51%) Windows 7
7 168 (25.97%) Windows Server 2008
8 165 (25.50%) PowerShell
9 163 (25.19%) Windows Server 2012
10 134 (20.71%) SCCM
11 120 (18.55%) Citrix
12 109 (16.85%) ITIL
13 103 (15.92%) Migration
14 102 (15.77%) VMware Infrastructure
15 94 (14.53%) Windows 10
16 89 (13.76%) MS Exchange
17 88 (13.60%) Finance
18 82 (12.67%) DNS
19 80 (12.36%) MS Office
20 78 (12.06%) Linux
21 77 (11.90%) MS Excel
21 77 (11.90%) Office 365
22 74 (11.44%) Firewall
23 72 (11.13%) Windows Server 2003
24 69 (10.66%) SQL Server
25 68 (10.51%) Hyper-V
26 60 (9.27%) IIS
26 60 (9.27%) HP
27 59 (9.12%) SQL
28 58 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification

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 89 (13.76%) MS Exchange
2 60 (9.27%) IIS
3 39 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 25 (3.86%) SharePoint
5 24 (3.71%) Skype for Business
6 17 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
7 11 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 10 (1.55%) Confluence
9 9 (1.39%) Apache
10 7 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2007
11 6 (0.93%) IBM Notes
11 6 (0.93%) OpenStack
12 5 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (0.77%) Tomcat
12 5 (0.77%) WebSphere
13 4 (0.62%) SharePoint 2010
14 3 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
15 2 (0.31%) IBM Domino
15 2 (0.31%) JBoss
15 2 (0.31%) WebLogic
Applications
1 80 (12.36%) MS Office
2 77 (11.90%) MS Excel
3 4 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.15%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.15%) PTC Creo
5 1 (0.15%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 3 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.15%) Eikon
3 1 (0.15%) Faxination
3 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 77 (11.90%) Office 365
2 52 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (7.11%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (2.16%) SaaS
5 13 (2.01%) G Suite
6 7 (1.08%) OneDrive
7 5 (0.77%) Amazon ELB
7 5 (0.77%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (0.77%) IaaS
8 3 (0.46%) Amazon EC2
8 3 (0.46%) Amazon S3
8 3 (0.46%) CloudFront
8 3 (0.46%) PaaS
9 2 (0.31%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.15%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 1 (0.15%) Bluemix
10 1 (0.15%) GitHub
10 1 (0.15%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.15%) OpenShift
10 1 (0.15%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 82 (12.67%) DNS
2 74 (11.44%) Firewall
3 53 (8.19%) DHCP
3 53 (8.19%) SAN
4 30 (4.64%) LAN
5 26 (4.02%) Internet
5 26 (4.02%) TCP/IP
6 22 (3.40%) WAN
7 21 (3.25%) VPN
8 17 (2.63%) VLAN
9 14 (2.16%) Skype
10 13 (2.01%) NAS
11 11 (1.70%) VoIP
12 10 (1.55%) LDAP
12 10 (1.55%) Remote Desktop
13 9 (1.39%) MPLS
13 9 (1.39%) SMTP
14 7 (1.08%) iSCSI
14 7 (1.08%) NetScaler
14 7 (1.08%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (10.66%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
4 8 (1.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (0.77%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (0.62%) MongoDB
6 4 (0.62%) Relational Database
7 3 (0.46%) DB2
7 3 (0.46%) DB2 UDB
8 2 (0.31%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.31%) MS Access
8 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.31%) WhereScape RED
9 1 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.15%) MySQL
9 1 (0.15%) NonStop SQL
9 1 (0.15%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 34 (5.26%) Octopus Deploy
2 28 (4.33%) TeamCity
3 24 (3.71%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (2.16%) Git (software)
5 12 (1.85%) JIRA
6 11 (1.70%) MSI
7 9 (1.39%) Vagrant
8 4 (0.62%) Jenkins
8 4 (0.62%) Metasploit
8 4 (0.62%) NuGet
8 4 (0.62%) Visual Studio
9 3 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (0.46%) Hudson
9 3 (0.46%) MSBuild
10 2 (0.31%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 88 (13.60%) Finance
2 42 (6.49%) Banking
3 20 (3.09%) Retail
4 18 (2.78%) Law
5 13 (2.01%) Legal
6 9 (1.39%) Manufacturing
7 6 (0.93%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.62%) Back Office
8 4 (0.62%) Investment Banking
8 4 (0.62%) Publishing
9 2 (0.31%) Electronics
9 2 (0.31%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.31%) Marketing
9 2 (0.31%) Pharmaceutical
9 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.15%) Advertising
10 1 (0.15%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.15%) Automotive
10 1 (0.15%) Games
10 1 (0.15%) Military
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (5.56%) .NET
2 17 (2.63%) Web Services
3 14 (2.16%) Middleware
4 7 (1.08%) MSMQ
5 4 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (0.62%) Regular Expression
5 4 (0.62%) XML
6 3 (0.46%) HTML
6 3 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (0.31%) JSON
8 1 (0.15%) LAMP
8 1 (0.15%) REST
8 1 (0.15%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.15%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 48 (7.42%) Data Centre
2 31 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.40%) Clustering
4 17 (2.63%) Management Information System
5 14 (2.16%) Blackberry
5 14 (2.16%) Computer Science
6 11 (1.70%) Replication
7 10 (1.55%) Driving Licence
7 10 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.39%) iPad
8 9 (1.39%) Public Cloud
9 8 (1.24%) CMDB
9 8 (1.24%) Mathematics
10 7 (1.08%) Private Cloud
11 6 (0.93%) BYOD
11 6 (0.93%) Client/Server
11 6 (0.93%) Cryptography
11 6 (0.93%) iPhone
12 5 (0.77%) PKI
12 5 (0.77%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 647 (100.00%) Windows
2 283 (43.74%) Windows Server
3 178 (27.51%) Windows 7
4 168 (25.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 163 (25.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 94 (14.53%) Windows 10
7 78 (12.06%) Linux
8 72 (11.13%) Windows Server 2003
9 30 (4.64%) Windows 8
10 28 (4.33%) Windows XP
11 26 (4.02%) Unix
12 23 (3.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (2.78%) Mac OS X
14 17 (2.63%) Android
15 15 (2.32%) Apple iOS
16 13 (2.01%) Ubuntu
17 12 (1.85%) Mac OS
18 6 (0.93%) Solaris
19 5 (0.77%) CentOS
19 5 (0.77%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (16.85%) ITIL
2 103 (15.92%) Migration
3 51 (7.88%) DevOps
4 34 (5.26%) Agile Software Development
5 30 (4.64%) Problem Management
5 30 (4.64%) Server Building
6 25 (3.86%) Project Management
7 24 (3.71%) Application Packaging
8 21 (3.25%) Change Management
8 21 (3.25%) Service Delivery
9 20 (3.09%) High Availability
10 19 (2.94%) Data Migration
11 18 (2.78%) Configuration Management
11 18 (2.78%) Disaster Recovery
12 16 (2.47%) Change Control
12 16 (2.47%) Incident Management
13 15 (2.32%) Patch Management
14 14 (2.16%) Continuous Improvement
14 14 (2.16%) E-Commerce
14 14 (2.16%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 165 (25.50%) PowerShell
2 59 (9.12%) SQL
3 31 (4.79%) VBScript
4 17 (2.63%) Python
5 13 (2.01%) Perl
6 11 (1.70%) C
6 11 (1.70%) C#
7 10 (1.55%) Bash Shell
8 9 (1.39%) VB
9 6 (0.93%) Ruby
9 6 (0.93%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.77%) C++
11 4 (0.62%) Java
12 2 (0.31%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.15%) Go
13 1 (0.15%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.15%) VB6
13 1 (0.15%) VBA
Qualifications
1 58 (8.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (7.73%) Security Cleared
3 39 (6.03%) MCSE
4 36 (5.56%) SC Cleared
5 21 (3.25%) Degree
6 20 (3.09%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (2.94%) MCP
8 18 (2.78%) CCNA
9 17 (2.63%) MCSA
10 12 (1.85%) MCITP
11 10 (1.55%) DV Cleared
11 10 (1.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 8 (1.24%) A+ Certification
13 7 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
13 7 (1.08%) CCA
13 7 (1.08%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (0.77%) CCNP
15 4 (0.62%) ACMT
15 4 (0.62%) CISSP
15 4 (0.62%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.86%) SLA
2 12 (1.85%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (1.70%) PCI DSS
4 6 (0.93%) QA
5 4 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.15%) Government Security Classifications
6 1 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 322 (49.77%) Active Directory
2 102 (15.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (10.51%) Hyper-V
4 46 (7.11%) XenApp
5 35 (5.41%) vSphere
6 31 (4.79%) VMware ESX
7 25 (3.86%) XenDesktop
8 18 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
9 16 (2.47%) BitLocker
9 16 (2.47%) Docker
10 14 (2.16%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (1.55%) Xen
12 9 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (1.24%) Virtual Desktop
13 8 (1.24%) VMware Server
14 6 (0.93%) Terminal Services
15 5 (0.77%) Firmware
15 5 (0.77%) vCloud
16 3 (0.46%) DFS Replication
16 3 (0.46%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 134 (20.71%) SCCM
2 39 (6.03%) SCOM
3 37 (5.72%) WSUS
4 31 (4.79%) Opscode Chef
5 25 (3.86%) Puppet
6 17 (2.63%) Ansible
7 16 (2.47%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 15 (2.32%) SCVMM
9 12 (1.85%) Microsoft Clustering
9 12 (1.85%) Terraform
10 10 (1.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 9 (1.39%) NetBackup
12 8 (1.24%) HP SIM
12 8 (1.24%) Norton AntiVirus
13 7 (1.08%) Casper Suite
13 7 (1.08%) Nessus
14 6 (0.93%) Nagios
15 5 (0.77%) OpenView
15 5 (0.77%) Perfmon
16 4 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 259 (40.03%) Microsoft
2 218 (33.69%) VMware
3 120 (18.55%) Citrix
4 60 (9.27%) HP
5 57 (8.81%) Cisco
6 33 (5.10%) NetApp
7 25 (3.86%) Red Hat
7 25 (3.86%) Symantec
8 19 (2.94%) Apple
9 18 (2.78%) Dell
10 17 (2.63%) EMC
11 16 (2.47%) Intel Security
12 13 (2.01%) Google
12 13 (2.01%) Juniper
13 11 (1.70%) SolarWinds
14 10 (1.55%) CheckPoint
14 10 (1.55%) Oracle
15 9 (1.39%) Avaya
16 8 (1.24%) LANDesk
16 8 (1.24%) Veritas
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