Period
to 20 October 2021

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 158 112 159
Rank change year-on-year -46 +47 +58
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 21 5 69
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the City of London 0.54% 0.28% 1.16%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.58% 0.30% 1.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 54
10th Percentile £130 £256 £159
25th Percentile £135 £292 £293
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £363 £425
Median % change year-on-year +17.24% -14.71% +10.39%
75th Percentile £474 £450 £488
90th Percentile £545 " £513
Central London median daily rate £425 £363 £425
% change year-on-year +17.24% -14.71% +10.39%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £15.75
Central London median hourly rate - - £15.75

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 3,607 1,653 5,567
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.77% 91.88% 93.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,728 1,254 4,413
10th Percentile £350 £306 £313
25th Percentile £461 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £511 £513
Median % change year-on-year +7.58% -0.24% +2.50%
75th Percentile £650 £600 £600
90th Percentile £748 £675 £675
Central London median daily rate £550 £511 £500
% change year-on-year +7.58% +2.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 25 70
10th Percentile £13.88 £15.50 £11.70
25th Percentile £18.94 £20.00 £13.31
Median hourly rate £28.25 £35.50 £19.50
Median % change year-on-year -20.42% +82.05% +4.28%
75th Percentile £37.75 £46.00 £23.69
90th Percentile £62.05 £47.75 £49.15
Central London median hourly rate £30.25 £33.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -9.70% +63.41% +9.63%

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings that featured Windows Engineer in the job title as a proportion 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

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Engineer in the City of London.

Daily rate trend for Windows Engineer in the City of London

Windows Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Engineer in the City of London

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Engineer in the City of London.

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 20 October 2021, 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
3 11 (52.38%) VMware
4 10 (47.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (42.86%) Microsoft 365
5 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
6 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (38.10%) Firewall
6 8 (38.10%) Citrix
7 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 7 (33.33%) ITIL
7 7 (33.33%) AWS
8 6 (28.57%) Azure
8 6 (28.57%) NetApp
8 6 (28.57%) Banking
8 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
9 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (19.05%) vSphere
10 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (19.05%) Social Skills
11 3 (14.29%) Break/Fix
11 3 (14.29%) Finance
11 3 (14.29%) Symantec
11 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
11 3 (14.29%) EMC
11 3 (14.29%) Mac OS X
11 3 (14.29%) Apple
11 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
11 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange

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 3 (14.29%) MS Exchange
2 2 (9.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.76%) Office Communications Server
3 1 (4.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (42.86%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (33.33%) AWS
3 6 (28.57%) Azure
4 2 (9.52%) OneDrive
5 1 (4.76%) IaaS
5 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) Firewall
2 2 (9.52%) DHCP
2 2 (9.52%) DNS
2 2 (9.52%) NAS
2 2 (9.52%) Remote Desktop
2 2 (9.52%) SAN
2 2 (9.52%) TCP/IP
3 1 (4.76%) Fibre Channel
3 1 (4.76%) IPv4
3 1 (4.76%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
General
1 6 (28.57%) Banking
2 4 (19.05%) Social Skills
3 3 (14.29%) Finance
4 2 (9.52%) Financial Institution
5 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.76%) Legal
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Blackberry
2 2 (9.52%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.76%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.76%) Hedge funds
3 1 (4.76%) iPad
3 1 (4.76%) iPhone
3 1 (4.76%) Smartphone
3 1 (4.76%) Symmetrix
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
4 3 (14.29%) Android
4 3 (14.29%) Mac OS X
4 3 (14.29%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (4.76%) Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Phone
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.76%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 7 (33.33%) ITIL
3 5 (23.81%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (19.05%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (14.29%) Break/Fix
6 2 (9.52%) DevOps
6 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (9.52%) Performance Analysis
6 2 (9.52%) Release Management
7 1 (4.76%) Continuous Integration
7 1 (4.76%) Data Management
7 1 (4.76%) Data Protection
7 1 (4.76%) ITSM
7 1 (4.76%) Load Balancing
7 1 (4.76%) Migration
7 1 (4.76%) Scrum
7 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
7 1 (4.76%) Service Management
7 1 (4.76%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) AWS Certification
1 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) GDPR
System Software
1 12 (57.14%) Active Directory
2 8 (38.10%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (19.05%) vSphere
4 2 (9.52%) Terminal Services
4 2 (9.52%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (9.52%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.76%) XenApp
5 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
1 3 (14.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 2 (9.52%) Ansible
2 2 (9.52%) NetBackup
2 2 (9.52%) SCOM
2 2 (9.52%) vCenter Server
3 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) VMware
2 8 (38.10%) Citrix
3 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (28.57%) NetApp
5 3 (14.29%) Apple
5 3 (14.29%) Cisco
5 3 (14.29%) EMC
5 3 (14.29%) Symantec
6 2 (9.52%) Adobe
6 2 (9.52%) Dell
6 2 (9.52%) Forcepoint
6 2 (9.52%) Ivanti
6 2 (9.52%) Trend Micro
6 2 (9.52%) Veritas
6 2 (9.52%) Zscaler
7 1 (4.76%) Centrify
7 1 (4.76%) Infoblox
7 1 (4.76%) Meraki
7 1 (4.76%) ServiceNow