Period
to 11 December 2018

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in the City of London during the 6 months to 11 December 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
11 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 215 222 195
Rank change year-on-year +7 -27 +4
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 41 36 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.57% 0.50% 0.64%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.60% 0.53% 0.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 24 30
City of London median daily rate £325 £411 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.97% +6.13% +10.71%
10th Percentile £151 £224 £155
90th Percentile £506 £555 £475
Central London median daily rate £325 £438 £380
% change year-on-year -25.71% +15.13% +8.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
City of London median hourly rate £107.50 - £18.70
Central London median hourly rate £107.50 £15.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +616.67% -19.79% +28.79%

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 6,800 6,804 6,227
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 95.26% 94.67% 95.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,368 5,399 4,938
City of London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £300 £313 £313
90th Percentile £675 £688 £663
Central London median daily rate £500 £500 £475
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 110 92 73
City of London median hourly rate £18.70 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -2.86% -6.67%
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.25 £12.58
90th Percentile £25.70 £30.75 £54.03
Central London median hourly rate £18.70 £18.05 £17.21
% change year-on-year +3.60% +4.90% -4.40%

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 11 December 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the City of London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in the City of London over the 6 months to 11 December 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 11 December 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 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (53.66%) Active Directory
2 22 (53.66%) Windows 10
3 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
4 19 (46.34%) Windows Server
5 17 (41.46%) SCCM
6 16 (39.02%) VMware
7 15 (36.59%) Windows 7
8 13 (31.71%) Migration
9 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Office
9 12 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
10 11 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
10 11 (26.83%) Office 365
11 10 (24.39%) PowerShell
11 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
11 10 (24.39%) SQL
12 8 (19.51%) Finance
13 7 (17.07%) Windows 8
14 6 (14.63%) Mobile Device Management
14 6 (14.63%) Mac OS
15 5 (12.20%) DNS
16 4 (9.76%) Citrix
16 4 (9.76%) Apple
16 4 (9.76%) DHCP
16 4 (9.76%) Firewall
16 4 (9.76%) Application Packaging
16 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
17 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
17 3 (7.32%) WSUS

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 (7.32%) MS Exchange
2 2 (4.88%) IIS
3 1 (2.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 12 (29.27%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (2.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (26.83%) Microsoft Azure
1 11 (26.83%) Office 365
2 3 (7.32%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.44%) IaaS
4 1 (2.44%) Route 53
4 1 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (12.20%) DNS
2 4 (9.76%) DHCP
2 4 (9.76%) Firewall
3 2 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
3 2 (4.88%) SAN
3 2 (4.88%) SSL
3 2 (4.88%) VoIP
4 1 (2.44%) Ethernet
4 1 (2.44%) FTP
4 1 (2.44%) IP Telephony
4 1 (2.44%) LAN
4 1 (2.44%) TCP/IP
4 1 (2.44%) VPN
4 1 (2.44%) WAN
4 1 (2.44%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.88%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
General
1 8 (19.51%) Finance
2 2 (4.88%) French Language
2 2 (4.88%) German Language
2 2 (4.88%) Italian Language
2 2 (4.88%) Spanish Language
2 2 (4.88%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.44%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Financial Institution
Miscellaneous
1 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.44%) HP Storage
2 1 (2.44%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 41 (100.00%) Windows
2 22 (53.66%) Windows 10
3 19 (46.34%) Windows Server
4 15 (36.59%) Windows 7
5 10 (24.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (17.07%) Windows 8
7 6 (14.63%) Mac OS
8 3 (7.32%) Linux
8 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (2.44%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (31.71%) Migration
2 6 (14.63%) Mobile Device Management
3 4 (9.76%) Application Packaging
3 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (4.88%) Data Migration
4 2 (4.88%) Information Security
4 2 (4.88%) Information Security Management
4 2 (4.88%) ISMS
4 2 (4.88%) ITIL
4 2 (4.88%) Security Management
4 2 (4.88%) Server Patching
4 2 (4.88%) Service Management
4 2 (4.88%) Task Automation
5 1 (2.44%) Coaching
5 1 (2.44%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (2.44%) Dashboard Development
5 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (2.44%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.44%) Procure-to-Pay
5 1 (2.44%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 10 (24.39%) PowerShell
1 10 (24.39%) SQL
2 2 (4.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (7.32%) Degree
2 2 (4.88%) MCSE
2 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (2.44%) CCNA
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.44%) MCSA
3 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 22 (53.66%) Active Directory
2 12 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.88%) BitLocker
3 2 (4.88%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.44%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (2.44%) Terminal Services
4 1 (2.44%) vSphere
4 1 (2.44%) XenApp
4 1 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (41.46%) SCCM
2 3 (7.32%) WSUS
3 2 (4.88%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (2.44%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 1 (2.44%) IBM BigFix
4 1 (2.44%) SCOM
4 1 (2.44%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (51.22%) Microsoft
2 16 (39.02%) VMware
3 4 (9.76%) Apple
3 4 (9.76%) Citrix
4 2 (4.88%) Cisco
4 2 (4.88%) HP
4 2 (4.88%) Ivanti
4 2 (4.88%) Splunk
5 1 (2.44%) 3PAR
5 1 (2.44%) IBM
5 1 (2.44%) LogicMonitor
5 1 (2.44%) Mitel
5 1 (2.44%) MobileIron
5 1 (2.44%) Qualys
5 1 (2.44%) Remedy
5 1 (2.44%) Salesforce.com