Period
to 16 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £411 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 16 December 2017.

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
16 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 213 198 200
Rank change year-on-year -15 +2 0
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 37 42 61
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.52% 0.64% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.55% 0.68% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 29 46
City of London median daily rate £411 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.13% +10.71% +7.69%
10th Percentile £224 £155 £100
90th Percentile £555 £475 £509
Central London median daily rate £438 £380 £350
% change year-on-year +15.13% +8.57% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 5
City of London median hourly rate - £18.70 £16.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +14.37% +12.76%
Central London median hourly rate £15.00 £18.70 £16.35
% change year-on-year -19.79% +14.37% +5.48%

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 6750 6222 7962
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.46% 95.24% 95.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 5358 4921 6286
City of London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £313 £313 £275
90th Percentile £688 £663 £650
Central London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 93 70 110
City of London median hourly rate £17.00 £17.47 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.69% -4.27% +7.35%
10th Percentile £11.25 £12.50 £11.24
90th Percentile £30.75 £50.62 £38.75
Central London median hourly rate £18.10 £17.08 £18.00
% change year-on-year +5.96% -5.10% +9.09%

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 16 December 2017.

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 16 December 2017, 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 across the City of London region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 20 (54.05%) Finance
3 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
3 18 (48.65%) Windows Server
4 14 (37.84%) VMware
5 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
5 13 (35.14%) PowerShell
5 13 (35.14%) Office 365
6 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (27.03%) Banking
8 9 (24.32%) Citrix
8 9 (24.32%) Windows 10
9 8 (21.62%) SCCM
9 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
10 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (16.22%) Linux
11 6 (16.22%) Migration
11 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
12 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
12 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
12 5 (13.51%) Ansible
13 4 (10.81%) DevOps
13 4 (10.81%) Coaching
13 4 (10.81%) iPad
13 4 (10.81%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (10.81%) SQL
13 4 (10.81%) Windows XP

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 (8.11%) JBoss
2 2 (5.41%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.11%) Temenos T24
2 1 (2.70%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 13 (35.14%) Office 365
2 6 (16.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (5.41%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (5.41%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.70%) Route 53
4 1 (2.70%) SaaS
4 1 (2.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (8.11%) DNS
2 2 (5.41%) Firewall
2 2 (5.41%) NAS
2 2 (5.41%) SAN
2 2 (5.41%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (2.70%) Internet
3 1 (2.70%) LAN
3 1 (2.70%) LDAP
3 1 (2.70%) Network Security
3 1 (2.70%) SSL
3 1 (2.70%) VSAN
3 1 (2.70%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.92%) SQL Server
2 3 (8.11%) RDBMS
2 3 (8.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (2.70%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (2.70%) MySQL
4 1 (2.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 2 (5.41%) Git (software)
1 2 (5.41%) Jenkins
1 2 (5.41%) TeamCity
2 1 (2.70%) Artifactory
2 1 (2.70%) Chocolatey
2 1 (2.70%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 20 (54.05%) Finance
2 10 (27.03%) Banking
3 3 (8.11%) Retail Banking
4 2 (5.41%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.70%) Financial Institution
5 1 (2.70%) Law
5 1 (2.70%) Publishing
5 1 (2.70%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (8.11%) IBM Integration Bus
2 1 (2.70%) JSON
2 1 (2.70%) RESTful
2 1 (2.70%) X-Windows
2 1 (2.70%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.81%) Blackberry
2 4 (10.81%) iPad
3 1 (2.70%) Computer Science
3 1 (2.70%) EMC VNX
3 1 (2.70%) EMC VNXe
3 1 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
3 1 (2.70%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.70%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.70%) Minimum Viable Product
3 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
3 1 (2.70%) NHS
3 1 (2.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 37 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (48.65%) Windows Server
3 12 (32.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (24.32%) Windows 10
5 6 (16.22%) Linux
5 6 (16.22%) Windows 7
6 5 (13.51%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (10.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (10.81%) Windows XP
8 2 (5.41%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (2.70%) Unix
9 1 (2.70%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (16.22%) Migration
2 4 (10.81%) Coaching
2 4 (10.81%) DevOps
3 3 (8.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (5.41%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (5.41%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (5.41%) Runbook
4 2 (5.41%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 2 (5.41%) Web Filtering
5 1 (2.70%) Agile Testing
5 1 (2.70%) Build Automation
5 1 (2.70%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.70%) Mobile Device Management
5 1 (2.70%) Multi-Factor Authentication
5 1 (2.70%) Network Management
5 1 (2.70%) Privileged Access Management
5 1 (2.70%) Proprietary Trading
5 1 (2.70%) Scrum
5 1 (2.70%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.70%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 13 (35.14%) PowerShell
2 5 (13.51%) Shell Script
3 4 (10.81%) SQL
4 2 (5.41%) C#
5 1 (2.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (2.70%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.70%) CCA
1 1 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (2.70%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (2.70%) Degree
1 1 (2.70%) ITIL Certification
1 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.70%) NCSA
1 1 (2.70%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.70%) Security Cleared
1 1 (2.70%) VCP5
1 1 (2.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.70%) GDPR
1 1 (2.70%) QA
System Software
1 18 (48.65%) Active Directory
2 8 (21.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.81%) Virtual Desktop
4 3 (8.11%) Hyper-V
4 3 (8.11%) Microsoft App-V
4 3 (8.11%) vSphere
4 3 (8.11%) XenApp
5 2 (5.41%) BitLocker
5 2 (5.41%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (5.41%) XenDesktop
6 1 (2.70%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.70%) Docker
6 1 (2.70%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (2.70%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.70%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 8 (21.62%) SCCM
2 5 (13.51%) Ansible
3 2 (5.41%) AirWatch
3 2 (5.41%) Puppet
4 1 (2.70%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.70%) Nagios
4 1 (2.70%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.70%) Terraform
4 1 (2.70%) vCenter Server
4 1 (2.70%) WSUS
4 1 (2.70%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 14 (37.84%) VMware
2 13 (35.14%) Microsoft
3 9 (24.32%) Citrix
4 4 (10.81%) Apple
4 4 (10.81%) Red Hat
5 3 (8.11%) Cisco
5 3 (8.11%) IBM
5 3 (8.11%) Oracle
5 3 (8.11%) ServiceNow
5 3 (8.11%) Temenos
6 2 (5.41%) Altiris
6 2 (5.41%) Bloomberg
6 2 (5.41%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.70%) HP
7 1 (2.70%) McAfee
7 1 (2.70%) NetApp
7 1 (2.70%) Qualys
7 1 (2.70%) Reuters
7 1 (2.70%) Sophos
7 1 (2.70%) Veritas