Period
to 21 February 2019

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £300 per day in advertised job vacancies in Berkshire during the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

The first table below provides contractor rate benchmarking and summary statistics including a comparison to same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Windows Engineer
South East > Berkshire
6 months to
21 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 156 150 125
Rank change year-on-year -6 -25 +2
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 27 23 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.64% 0.57% 0.82%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.62% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 24
Berkshire median daily rate £300 £330 £316
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +4.35% +33.16%
10th Percentile £146 £145 £200
90th Percentile £411 £388 £450
South East median daily rate £320 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -8.57% +7.69% +4.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 2
Berkshire median hourly rate - £18.11 £30.91
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -41.41% +0.03%
South East median hourly rate £14.86 £15.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year -4.13% -43.64% +49.82%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title that can be normalized. As such, the figures in the second row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

All Contract IT Job Vacancies
Berkshire
Contract vacancies in Berkshire with a recognized job title 3,915 3,690 3,738
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.60% 91.75% 93.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,916 1,962 1,932
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% -
10th Percentile £228 £258 £225
90th Percentile £588 £580 £563
South East median daily rate £438 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +3.00% +6.25% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 117 95 183
Berkshire median hourly rate £15.86 £14.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -3.33% -21.05%
10th Percentile £11.25 £10.48 £9.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £42.10 £50.00
South East median hourly rate £20.50 £18.00 £17.47
% change year-on-year +13.89% +3.06% -8.22%

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings that featured Windows Engineer in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in Berkshire

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Engineer in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Engineer in Berkshire

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in Berkshire over the 6 months to 21 February 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Engineer in Berkshire

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in Berkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Engineer in Berkshire

Windows Engineer
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

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 Berkshire region over the 6 months to 21 February 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +9 16 £206 -37.50% 1
Newbury +3 3 £350 -5.41%
Bracknell -13 3 £315 +50.90%
Slough -10 1 - -
Wokingham - 1 - -
Windows Engineer
South East

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 21 February 2019, Windows Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Berkshire region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (70.37%) Windows 10
3 9 (33.33%) Migration
4 8 (29.63%) SCCM
4 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
4 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
5 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
5 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
6 6 (22.22%) DV Cleared
7 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
8 4 (14.81%) Office 365
8 4 (14.81%) Patch Management
9 3 (11.11%) Design Thinking
9 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
9 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (7.41%) Life Science
10 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
10 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
10 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
10 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
10 2 (7.41%) LDAP
10 2 (7.41%) LAN
10 2 (7.41%) WAN
10 2 (7.41%) DHCP
10 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
10 2 (7.41%) DNS
10 2 (7.41%) VB
10 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 2 (7.41%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.70%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (14.81%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (7.41%) DHCP
1 2 (7.41%) DNS
1 2 (7.41%) LAN
1 2 (7.41%) TCP/IP
1 2 (7.41%) WAN
2 1 (3.70%) DKIM
2 1 (3.70%) Internet
2 1 (3.70%) Intranet
2 1 (3.70%) SAN
2 1 (3.70%) Skype
2 1 (3.70%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.70%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (7.41%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (3.70%) Electronics
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
2 1 (3.70%) Marketing
2 1 (3.70%) Retail
2 1 (3.70%) Telecoms
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (7.41%) LDAP
2 1 (3.70%) .NET
2 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) Life Science
2 1 (3.70%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 27 (100.00%) Windows
2 19 (70.37%) Windows 10
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server
4 3 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (7.41%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (3.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (14.81%) Patch Management
3 3 (11.11%) Design Thinking
4 2 (7.41%) Data Migration
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.70%) Deployment Automation
5 1 (3.70%) Digital Marketing
5 1 (3.70%) ITIL
5 1 (3.70%) Programme Management
5 1 (3.70%) Technical Leadership
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.41%) VB
3 1 (3.70%) C#
3 1 (3.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (25.93%) Security Cleared
2 6 (22.22%) DV Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 8 (29.63%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (29.63%) SCCM
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (3.70%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.70%) Apple
2 1 (3.70%) Dell
2 1 (3.70%) EqualLogic
2 1 (3.70%) Lumension
2 1 (3.70%) SAP
2 1 (3.70%) VMware