Period
to 13 December 2019

The median contractor rate for a Windows Consultant was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

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 Consultant
UK > England
6 months to
13 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 688 786 821
Rank change year-on-year +98 +35 -24
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Consultant 59 84 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.081% 0.087% 0.059%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.086% 0.092% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 45 24
England median daily rate £425 £438 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £351 £313 £315
90th Percentile £614 £525 £559
UK median daily rate £425 £431 £450
% change year-on-year -1.45% -4.17% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
England median hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 £60.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.71% -41.67% +33.33%
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £35.00 £60.00
% change year-on-year -25.71% -41.67% +33.33%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England. 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
England
Contract vacancies in England with a recognized job title 68,330 91,145 90,274
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.93% 94.80% 94.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 45,162 61,105 60,368
England median daily rate £463 £460 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.54% +2.22% +5.88%
10th Percentile £255 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £450 £450 £450
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,559 2,739 2,614
England median hourly rate £19.00 £18.50 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.70% -1.07% +3.89%
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.00 £10.79
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £47.83
UK median hourly rate £19.33 £18.50 £18.70
% change year-on-year +4.46% -1.07% +3.89%

Windows Consultant
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings that featured Windows Consultant in the job title as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Consultant in England

Windows Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Consultant in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Consultant in England

Windows Consultant
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Consultant in England over the 6 months to 13 December 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Consultant in England

Windows Consultant
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Consultant in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Consultant in England

Windows Consultant
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Consultant within the England region over the 6 months to 13 December 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +77 19 £425 -1.45% 4
South East +59 15 £425 +4.62%
North of England +42 14 £375 +5.04%
North West - 12 £375 -
Midlands +45 5 £400 -15.79%
West Midlands +37 4 £400 -15.79%
East of England +39 3 £488 -2.50%
Yorkshire +31 1 £500 +40.06%
East Midlands +24 1 - -
South West -4 1 £440 +0.57%
North East - 1 £375 -
Windows Consultant
UK

Windows Consultant Skill Set
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 13 December 2019, Windows Consultant 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 England region featuring Windows Consultant in the job title.

1 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (59.32%) Windows 10
3 34 (57.63%) SCCM
4 32 (54.24%) Microsoft
5 26 (44.07%) Windows Server
6 24 (40.68%) Active Directory
7 17 (28.81%) Azure
8 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (27.12%) Finance
9 15 (25.42%) Mobile Device Management
10 14 (23.73%) Public Sector
11 13 (22.03%) Desktop Virtualisation
11 13 (22.03%) AirWatch
11 13 (22.03%) Marketing
11 13 (22.03%) Digital Marketing
11 13 (22.03%) Programme Management
11 13 (22.03%) Manufacturing
11 13 (22.03%) Electronics
11 13 (22.03%) Telecoms
11 13 (22.03%) Business Intelligence
11 13 (22.03%) SAP
12 12 (20.34%) VMware
13 11 (18.64%) Office 365
13 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2008
13 11 (18.64%) Migration
14 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Intune
15 9 (15.25%) SC Cleared
15 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
15 9 (15.25%) PowerShell
16 8 (13.56%) Citrix

Windows Consultant Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 2 (3.39%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (1.69%) IIS
2 1 (1.69%) K2 blackpearl
2 1 (1.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.69%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 17 (28.81%) Azure
2 11 (18.64%) Office 365
3 4 (6.78%) AWS
3 4 (6.78%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (5.08%) IaaS
5 2 (3.39%) GCP
5 2 (3.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (10.17%) DNS
2 4 (6.78%) DHCP
3 3 (5.08%) SAN
4 2 (3.39%) Firewall
5 1 (1.69%) HTTP
5 1 (1.69%) HTTPS
5 1 (1.69%) Internet
5 1 (1.69%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.69%) LAN
5 1 (1.69%) NAS
5 1 (1.69%) Skype
5 1 (1.69%) TCP/IP
5 1 (1.69%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (10.17%) SQL Server
1 6 (10.17%) SQL Server 2012
2 4 (6.78%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (5.08%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.69%) Amazon RDS
General
1 16 (27.12%) Finance
2 14 (23.73%) Public Sector
3 13 (22.03%) Electronics
3 13 (22.03%) Manufacturing
3 13 (22.03%) Marketing
3 13 (22.03%) Telecoms
4 4 (6.78%) German Language
5 1 (1.69%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.69%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.39%) .NET
1 2 (3.39%) .NET Framework
1 2 (3.39%) Web Services
2 1 (1.69%) COM
2 1 (1.69%) LDAP
2 1 (1.69%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.78%) PKI
2 3 (5.08%) Clustering
2 3 (5.08%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.39%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 59 (100.00%) Windows
2 35 (59.32%) Windows 10
3 26 (44.07%) Windows Server
4 16 (27.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (18.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (11.86%) Windows 2000 Server
6 7 (11.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.39%) Linux
7 2 (3.39%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.42%) Mobile Device Management
2 13 (22.03%) Business Intelligence
2 13 (22.03%) Desktop Virtualisation
2 13 (22.03%) Digital Marketing
2 13 (22.03%) Programme Management
3 11 (18.64%) Migration
4 4 (6.78%) Problem-Solving
5 3 (5.08%) Architecture Governance
5 3 (5.08%) Customer Requirements
6 2 (3.39%) Analytics
6 2 (3.39%) Business Analysis
6 2 (3.39%) Data Analysis
6 2 (3.39%) Disk Encryption
6 2 (3.39%) Quality Management
6 2 (3.39%) Server Management
6 2 (3.39%) Software Engineering
6 2 (3.39%) Stakeholder Management
6 2 (3.39%) Technical Analysis
6 2 (3.39%) Thought Leadership
6 2 (3.39%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (15.25%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.78%) SQL
3 3 (5.08%) JavaScript
4 2 (3.39%) C#
4 2 (3.39%) PHP
4 2 (3.39%) Python
4 2 (3.39%) R
4 2 (3.39%) VBScript
5 1 (1.69%) C
5 1 (1.69%) PHP 7
5 1 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 9 (15.25%) SC Cleared
1 9 (15.25%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.39%) Degree
2 2 (3.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (1.69%) MCSA
3 1 (1.69%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.69%) QA
System Software
1 24 (40.68%) Active Directory
2 4 (6.78%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.08%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.39%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (3.39%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (3.39%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.69%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 34 (57.63%) SCCM
2 13 (22.03%) AirWatch
3 10 (16.95%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (5.08%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (5.08%) WSUS
5 2 (3.39%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (1.69%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.69%) HP SIM
6 1 (1.69%) IBM BigFix
6 1 (1.69%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 32 (54.24%) Microsoft
2 13 (22.03%) SAP
3 12 (20.34%) VMware
4 8 (13.56%) Citrix
5 2 (3.39%) Apple
5 2 (3.39%) Google
5 2 (3.39%) HP
5 2 (3.39%) Okta
5 2 (3.39%) Oracle
6 1 (1.69%) Adobe
6 1 (1.69%) CA
6 1 (1.69%) CommVault
6 1 (1.69%) EMC
6 1 (1.69%) FireEye
6 1 (1.69%) IBM
6 1 (1.69%) McAfee
6 1 (1.69%) NetApp
6 1 (1.69%) QNAP
6 1 (1.69%) Qualys