Period
to 23 September 2018

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £288 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

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
Central London > City of London
6 months to
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 218 212 216
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4 -11
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 34 29 38
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.49% 0.43% 0.56%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.52% 0.45% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 20 28
City of London median daily rate £288 £438 £381
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -34.29% +14.75% +20.55%
10th Percentile £124 £324 £155
90th Percentile £498 £564 £511
Central London median daily rate £375 £399 £388
% change year-on-year -5.96% +2.90% +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 2
City of London median hourly rate £107.50 - £19.75
10th Percentile £103.75 - £16.83
90th Percentile £111.25 - £21.68
Central London median hourly rate £107.50 £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year +514.29% -11.39% +20.80%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London. 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
City of London
Contract vacancies in the City of London with a recognized job title 6,525 6,416 6,463
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.98% 95.24% 95.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,154 4,987 5,169
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £306
90th Percentile £675 £675 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £498 £463
% change year-on-year +0.50% +7.57% +2.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 127 88 72
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.05 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.60% -1.10% +1.39%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.52 £11.28
90th Percentile £25.50 £30.23 £48.62
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.40 £17.50
% change year-on-year +1.66% +5.11% -2.78%

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in the City of London

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Engineer in the City of London

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 23 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Engineer in the City of London

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Engineer in the City of London

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 September 2018, 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 City of London region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 24 (70.59%) Active Directory
3 18 (52.94%) Windows 10
4 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
5 14 (41.18%) Windows Server
6 13 (38.24%) VMware
6 13 (38.24%) Office 365
7 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Office
8 9 (26.47%) Citrix
8 9 (26.47%) Migration
8 9 (26.47%) Windows 7
8 9 (26.47%) SCCM
9 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
9 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
9 8 (23.53%) Finance
10 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
11 5 (14.71%) Firewall
11 5 (14.71%) Apple
11 5 (14.71%) DHCP
11 5 (14.71%) SQL
12 4 (11.76%) IIS
12 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
12 4 (11.76%) DNS
12 4 (11.76%) Telnet
12 4 (11.76%) XenApp
12 4 (11.76%) Application Packaging
12 4 (11.76%) ServiceNow
13 3 (8.82%) WSUS
13 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 4 (11.76%) IIS
2 1 (2.94%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (32.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 13 (38.24%) Office 365
2 8 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (8.82%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (5.88%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (2.94%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (2.94%) Dynamics 365
5 1 (2.94%) Route 53
5 1 (2.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) DHCP
1 5 (14.71%) Firewall
2 4 (11.76%) DNS
2 4 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 4 (11.76%) Telnet
3 2 (5.88%) SAN
3 2 (5.88%) VoIP
3 2 (5.88%) VPN
4 1 (2.94%) Cisco IOS
4 1 (2.94%) FTP
4 1 (2.94%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.94%) LAN
4 1 (2.94%) PBX
4 1 (2.94%) Skype
4 1 (2.94%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.82%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.94%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (2.94%) Power BI
General
1 8 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (5.88%) French Language
2 2 (5.88%) German Language
2 2 (5.88%) Italian Language
2 2 (5.88%) Spanish Language
3 1 (2.94%) Banking
3 1 (2.94%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 1 (2.94%) Clustering
1 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
1 1 (2.94%) HP Storage
1 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (52.94%) Windows 10
3 14 (41.18%) Windows Server
4 9 (26.47%) Windows 7
5 3 (8.82%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (5.88%) Mac OS
6 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.94%) Android
7 1 (2.94%) Linux
7 1 (2.94%) Mac OS X
7 1 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (26.47%) Migration
2 4 (11.76%) Application Packaging
3 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (8.82%) ITIL
3 3 (8.82%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.88%) Asset Management
5 1 (2.94%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.94%) Configuration Management
5 1 (2.94%) CRM
5 1 (2.94%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.94%) IT Asset Management
5 1 (2.94%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.94%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.94%) Problem-Solving
5 1 (2.94%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.94%) Service Management
5 1 (2.94%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (23.53%) PowerShell
2 5 (14.71%) SQL
3 2 (5.88%) VBScript
4 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (5.88%) MCSE
1 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (2.94%) MCSA
2 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (70.59%) Active Directory
2 7 (20.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (11.76%) XenApp
4 3 (8.82%) Virtual Desktop
5 2 (5.88%) BitLocker
5 2 (5.88%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (2.94%) Terminal Services
6 1 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.94%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (2.94%) vSphere
6 1 (2.94%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (26.47%) SCCM
2 3 (8.82%) WSUS
3 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.94%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (2.94%) SCOM
4 1 (2.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 15 (44.12%) Microsoft
2 13 (38.24%) VMware
3 9 (26.47%) Citrix
4 5 (14.71%) Apple
5 4 (11.76%) ServiceNow
6 2 (5.88%) HP
6 2 (5.88%) MobileIron
7 1 (2.94%) Avaya
7 1 (2.94%) BeyondTrust
7 1 (2.94%) CheckPoint
7 1 (2.94%) Cisco
7 1 (2.94%) Dell
7 1 (2.94%) Forcepoint
7 1 (2.94%) LogicMonitor
7 1 (2.94%) McAfee
7 1 (2.94%) Mitel
7 1 (2.94%) NetApp
7 1 (2.94%) Remedy
7 1 (2.94%) Tripwire
7 1 (2.94%) Varonis