Period
to 25 June 2018

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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 213 203 194
Rank change year-on-year -10 -9 +16
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 33 30 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.48% 0.65%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.50% 0.50% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 19 37
City of London median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% +9.97%
10th Percentile £124 £323 £155
90th Percentile £560 £547 £543
Central London median daily rate £428 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +17.12% +7.35% -9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
City of London median hourly rate - - £19.75
Central London median hourly rate - £17.50 £19.75
% change year-on-year - -11.39% +9.84%

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 6,570 6,000 6,316
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.82% 95.86% 95.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,193 4,601 5,050
City of London median daily rate £500 £495 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.01% +4.21% +5.56%
10th Percentile £313 £308 £295
90th Percentile £688 £670 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 69 84
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.77 £19.99
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.23% -11.12% +2.53%
10th Percentile £12.45 £12.52 £11.50
90th Percentile £33.08 £30.07 £43.02
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year +10.00% -15.00% +4.52%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
3 16 (48.48%) Windows 10
4 14 (42.42%) Citrix
4 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
5 13 (39.39%) Office 365
6 12 (36.36%) VMware
6 12 (36.36%) Finance
7 11 (33.33%) Migration
8 10 (30.30%) Windows Server
9 8 (24.24%) SCCM
9 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
10 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
10 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
10 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
11 5 (15.15%) XenApp
11 5 (15.15%) ServiceNow
11 5 (15.15%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (12.12%) XenDesktop
12 4 (12.12%) Telnet
12 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
12 4 (12.12%) DHCP
12 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
12 4 (12.12%) IIS
12 4 (12.12%) DNS
13 3 (9.09%) SQL
13 3 (9.09%) VBScript
13 3 (9.09%) Firewall
13 3 (9.09%) VMware Workstation

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 (12.12%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.03%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (39.39%) Office 365
2 7 (21.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.06%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.03%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (12.12%) DHCP
1 4 (12.12%) DNS
1 4 (12.12%) TCP/IP
1 4 (12.12%) Telnet
2 3 (9.09%) Firewall
3 2 (6.06%) SAN
3 2 (6.06%) Skype
4 1 (3.03%) NetScaler
4 1 (3.03%) PBX
4 1 (3.03%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.03%) OLTP
2 1 (3.03%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (3.03%) Octopus Deploy
1 1 (3.03%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (36.36%) Finance
2 2 (6.06%) Publishing
2 2 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.03%) Banking
3 1 (3.03%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.03%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.06%) Clustering
1 2 (6.06%) PKI
2 1 (3.03%) Fat Client
2 1 (3.03%) HP Storage
2 1 (3.03%) Reinsurance
2 1 (3.03%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 33 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (48.48%) Windows 10
3 10 (30.30%) Windows Server
4 8 (24.24%) Windows 7
5 3 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.06%) Android
7 1 (3.03%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.03%) Linux
7 1 (3.03%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.03%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) Migration
2 4 (12.12%) Stakeholder Management
3 3 (9.09%) Asset Management
3 3 (9.09%) DevOps
4 2 (6.06%) Application Packaging
4 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (6.06%) ITIL
5 1 (3.03%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (3.03%) Configuration Management
5 1 (3.03%) Continuous Deployment
5 1 (3.03%) CRM
5 1 (3.03%) E-Commerce
5 1 (3.03%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 1 (3.03%) IT Asset Management
5 1 (3.03%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (3.03%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.03%) SIEM
5 1 (3.03%) SOA
5 1 (3.03%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (21.21%) PowerShell
2 3 (9.09%) SQL
2 3 (9.09%) VBScript
3 1 (3.03%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 2 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (3.03%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) GDPR
System Software
1 21 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (21.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (15.15%) Virtual Desktop
3 5 (15.15%) XenApp
4 4 (12.12%) XenDesktop
5 3 (9.09%) BitLocker
5 3 (9.09%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (6.06%) Docker
6 2 (6.06%) vSphere
7 1 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (3.03%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (3.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (24.24%) SCCM
2 2 (6.06%) Ansible
2 2 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (6.06%) Puppet
2 2 (6.06%) Terraform
3 1 (3.03%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Clustering
3 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (3.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (42.42%) Citrix
1 14 (42.42%) Microsoft
2 12 (36.36%) VMware
3 5 (15.15%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.06%) Apple
4 2 (6.06%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.03%) 3PAR
5 1 (3.03%) Avaya
5 1 (3.03%) BeyondTrust
5 1 (3.03%) Dell
5 1 (3.03%) F5
5 1 (3.03%) Forcepoint
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) LogicMonitor
5 1 (3.03%) McAfee
5 1 (3.03%) MobileIron
5 1 (3.03%) NetApp
5 1 (3.03%) Splunk
5 1 (3.03%) Tripwire
5 1 (3.03%) Varonis