Period
to 21 November 2019

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £225 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 November 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 Engineer
UK > England
6 months to
21 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 213 358 379
Rank change year-on-year +145 +21 +7
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 961 691 626
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.27% 0.73% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 1.35% 0.77% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 661 443 402
England median daily rate £225 £350 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.71% -0.71% +10.16%
10th Percentile £130 £135 £145
90th Percentile £499 £552 £538
UK median daily rate £225 £350 £350
% change year-on-year -35.71% - +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 109 79 54
England median hourly rate £15.00 £15.70 £16.81
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.46% -6.58% -3.97%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.95 £12.24
90th Percentile £27.55 £51.00 £131.63
UK median hourly rate £15.70 £14.00 £16.81
% change year-on-year +12.14% -16.69% +2.63%

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 71,345 90,197 90,042
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.01% 94.79% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 47,276 60,335 59,976
England median daily rate £468 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +5.88%
10th Percentile £260 £275 £263
90th Percentile £650 £638 £625
UK median daily rate £460 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +2.22% - +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,587 2,769 2,670
England median hourly rate £19.47 £18.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.22% - -
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.17 £10.95
90th Percentile £52.50 £48.75 £48.00
UK median hourly rate £19.71 £18.47 £18.67
% change year-on-year +6.71% -1.08% +3.74%

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in England

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Engineer in England

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Engineer in England

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Windows Engineer in England

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in England over the 6 months to 21 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Windows Engineer in England

Windows Engineer
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 Engineer within the England region over the 6 months to 21 November 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 +60 313 £375 -5.06% 45
South East +95 174 £168 -55.09% 30
North of England +69 145 £190 -39.68% 24
South West +57 124 £166 -43.16% 10
Midlands +104 112 £182 -42.07% 8
East of England +74 88 £225 +12.50% 9
North West +47 79 £195 -29.09% 11
West Midlands +78 68 £165 -47.62% 3
Yorkshire +35 49 £200 -36.51% 9
East Midlands +49 42 £195 -13.33% 5
North East +33 17 £135 -32.50% 4
Windows Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 2019, 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 England region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 959 (99.79%) Windows
2 660 (68.68%) Windows 10
3 365 (37.98%) Active Directory
4 290 (30.18%) SCCM
5 281 (29.24%) Microsoft
6 278 (28.93%) Migration
7 264 (27.47%) Windows 7
8 259 (26.95%) Windows Server
9 238 (24.77%) Office 365
10 159 (16.55%) PowerShell
11 152 (15.82%) VMware
12 150 (15.61%) Finance
13 143 (14.88%) Public Sector
14 114 (11.86%) DNS
15 107 (11.13%) Windows Server 2012
16 102 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 97 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
18 96 (9.99%) Windows Server 2008
19 92 (9.57%) Microsoft Office
20 87 (9.05%) Azure
21 84 (8.74%) DHCP
22 81 (8.43%) Telecoms
23 77 (8.01%) SAP
24 73 (7.60%) Business Intelligence
24 73 (7.60%) Electronics
24 73 (7.60%) Manufacturing
25 72 (7.49%) Programme Management
25 72 (7.49%) ITIL
25 72 (7.49%) Citrix
25 72 (7.49%) Digital Marketing

Windows Engineer 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 62 (6.45%) MS Exchange
2 42 (4.37%) Skype for Business
3 21 (2.19%) IIS
4 16 (1.66%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (1.46%) SharePoint
6 10 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.52%) Apache
7 5 (0.52%) Confluence
8 4 (0.42%) Tomcat
9 2 (0.21%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.21%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.10%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.10%) Oracle Workflow
10 1 (0.10%) WebLogic
Applications
1 92 (9.57%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.42%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.21%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.10%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.42%) SystmOne
2 3 (0.31%) Magento
3 1 (0.10%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.10%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 238 (24.77%) Office 365
2 87 (9.05%) Azure
3 43 (4.47%) AWS
4 24 (2.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 20 (2.08%) OneDrive
6 9 (0.94%) Amazon EC2
6 9 (0.94%) IaaS
6 9 (0.94%) Serverless
7 7 (0.73%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
7 7 (0.73%) GCP
7 7 (0.73%) PaaS
8 6 (0.62%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.42%) Yammer
10 3 (0.31%) GitHub
11 2 (0.21%) SaaS
12 1 (0.10%) Akamai
12 1 (0.10%) Amazon SQS
12 1 (0.10%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 114 (11.86%) DNS
2 84 (8.74%) DHCP
3 44 (4.58%) Skype
4 39 (4.06%) Firewall
4 39 (4.06%) SAN
4 39 (4.06%) TCP/IP
5 23 (2.39%) LAN
6 20 (2.08%) VPN
7 16 (1.66%) NAS
8 15 (1.56%) Internet
9 14 (1.46%) Remote Desktop
10 13 (1.35%) WAN
11 10 (1.04%) Wi-Fi
12 8 (0.83%) Wireless
13 6 (0.62%) VLAN
13 6 (0.62%) VSAN
14 5 (0.52%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (0.42%) Cisco Wireless
15 4 (0.42%) IPv4
16 3 (0.31%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 42 (4.37%) SQL Server
2 8 (0.83%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (0.21%) MySQL
4 1 (0.10%) Big Data
4 1 (0.10%) Endeca
4 1 (0.10%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (0.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 13 (1.35%) Git (software)
2 10 (1.04%) TeamCity
3 8 (0.83%) Jenkins
4 7 (0.73%) Hudson
5 6 (0.62%) JIRA
5 6 (0.62%) MSI
6 5 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
6 5 (0.52%) Visual Studio
6 5 (0.52%) Visual Studio Code
7 4 (0.42%) Chocolatey
7 4 (0.42%) ReSharper
8 3 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.21%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.10%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 1 (0.10%) GitLab
10 1 (0.10%) Maven
10 1 (0.10%) MSTest
10 1 (0.10%) Subversion
10 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 150 (15.61%) Finance
2 143 (14.88%) Public Sector
3 81 (8.43%) Telecoms
4 73 (7.60%) Electronics
4 73 (7.60%) Manufacturing
5 72 (7.49%) Marketing
6 41 (4.27%) Banking
7 13 (1.35%) Retail
8 10 (1.04%) Local Government
9 7 (0.73%) Investment Banking
10 6 (0.62%) German Language
10 6 (0.62%) Law
11 5 (0.52%) Financial Institution
12 4 (0.42%) Back Office
13 3 (0.31%) Advertising
13 3 (0.31%) Russian Language
14 2 (0.21%) Front Office
14 2 (0.21%) Games
14 2 (0.21%) Pharmaceutical
14 2 (0.21%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (0.52%) .NET
1 5 (0.52%) X-Windows
2 4 (0.42%) COM
2 4 (0.42%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.21%) ADSI
3 2 (0.21%) LDAP
3 2 (0.21%) RESTful
3 2 (0.21%) Swagger
4 1 (0.10%) COM+
4 1 (0.10%) DCOM
4 1 (0.10%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.10%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.10%) Middleware
4 1 (0.10%) Velocity
4 1 (0.10%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 49 (5.10%) NHS
2 45 (4.68%) Driving Licence
3 28 (2.91%) Data Centre
4 21 (2.19%) Replication
5 20 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
6 18 (1.87%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (1.56%) Clustering
8 12 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
9 11 (1.14%) PKI
10 7 (0.73%) Management Information System
10 7 (0.73%) Smartphone
11 6 (0.62%) Hedge funds
11 6 (0.62%) iPhone
12 5 (0.52%) Fat Client
12 5 (0.52%) Thin Client
13 4 (0.42%) Blackberry
13 4 (0.42%) BYOD
13 4 (0.42%) Device Driver
13 4 (0.42%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 4 (0.42%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 959 (99.79%) Windows
2 660 (68.68%) Windows 10
3 264 (27.47%) Windows 7
4 259 (26.95%) Windows Server
5 107 (11.13%) Windows Server 2012
6 96 (9.99%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (4.89%) Linux
8 16 (1.66%) Windows XP
9 15 (1.56%) Windows Server 2003
10 13 (1.35%) Android
10 13 (1.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (1.35%) Windows 8
11 9 (0.94%) Unix
12 7 (0.73%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.52%) Mac OS X
14 4 (0.42%) Apple iOS
14 4 (0.42%) SUSE
15 2 (0.21%) CentOS
15 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
16 1 (0.10%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 278 (28.93%) Migration
2 102 (10.61%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 73 (7.60%) Business Intelligence
4 72 (7.49%) Digital Marketing
4 72 (7.49%) ITIL
4 72 (7.49%) Programme Management
5 53 (5.52%) Problem-Solving
6 32 (3.33%) DevOps
7 29 (3.02%) Time Management
8 27 (2.81%) Application Packaging
9 26 (2.71%) Root Cause Analysis
10 25 (2.60%) Mobile Device Management
11 20 (2.08%) Stakeholder Engagement
12 18 (1.87%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 18 (1.87%) Project Delivery
13 16 (1.66%) Asset Management
14 15 (1.56%) ITSM
15 14 (1.46%) Agile Software Development
15 14 (1.46%) Server Management
16 13 (1.35%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 159 (16.55%) PowerShell
2 33 (3.43%) SQL
3 19 (1.98%) VB
4 11 (1.14%) Python
5 7 (0.73%) VBA
6 6 (0.62%) Java
6 6 (0.62%) PHP
7 5 (0.52%) Bash Shell
7 5 (0.52%) C
7 5 (0.52%) VBScript
8 4 (0.42%) C++
8 4 (0.42%) Perl
8 4 (0.42%) Ruby
9 3 (0.31%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.21%) XPath
11 1 (0.10%) C#
11 1 (0.10%) Shell Script
11 1 (0.10%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.10%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 67 (6.97%) Security Cleared
2 51 (5.31%) SC Cleared
3 26 (2.71%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (1.46%) MCP
5 13 (1.35%) ITIL Certification
5 13 (1.35%) MCSE
6 11 (1.14%) Degree
7 10 (1.04%) DBS Check
8 8 (0.83%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.62%) MCSA
9 6 (0.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (0.52%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (0.42%) RHCSA
12 3 (0.31%) CCA
12 3 (0.31%) CCNA
12 3 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (0.31%) MCITP
13 2 (0.21%) BPSS Clearance
13 2 (0.21%) CISSP
13 2 (0.21%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.54%) SLA
2 3 (0.31%) QA
3 2 (0.21%) GDPR
3 2 (0.21%) PMO
4 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.10%) NIST
System Software
1 365 (37.98%) Active Directory
2 97 (10.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (5.10%) Hyper-V
4 31 (3.23%) XenDesktop
5 30 (3.12%) XenApp
6 26 (2.71%) vSphere
7 23 (2.39%) VMware ESXi
8 10 (1.04%) BitLocker
8 10 (1.04%) Virtual Desktop
9 7 (0.73%) Firmware
9 7 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
10 5 (0.52%) DFS Replication
10 5 (0.52%) Docker
10 5 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
11 4 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
11 4 (0.42%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.31%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.21%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 1 (0.10%) Citrix Hypervisor
14 1 (0.10%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 290 (30.18%) SCCM
2 32 (3.33%) Ansible
2 32 (3.33%) Microsoft Intune
3 18 (1.87%) AirWatch
4 14 (1.46%) WSUS
5 12 (1.25%) SCOM
6 11 (1.14%) Puppet
7 10 (1.04%) vCenter Server
8 8 (0.83%) Microsoft Clustering
8 8 (0.83%) Norton AntiVirus
9 6 (0.62%) Opscode Chef
9 6 (0.62%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.42%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.42%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.42%) EMC VPLEX
10 4 (0.42%) HP SIM
10 4 (0.42%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.42%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.42%) Terraform
11 3 (0.31%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 281 (29.24%) Microsoft
2 152 (15.82%) VMware
3 77 (8.01%) SAP
4 72 (7.49%) Citrix
5 51 (5.31%) Cisco
6 40 (4.16%) HP
7 33 (3.43%) Apple
8 32 (3.33%) Dell
9 26 (2.71%) ServiceNow
10 23 (2.39%) EMC
11 17 (1.77%) Sophos
12 15 (1.56%) NetApp
12 15 (1.56%) Symantec
13 12 (1.25%) McAfee
14 9 (0.94%) Intel
14 9 (0.94%) Red Hat
15 8 (0.83%) SolarWinds
16 7 (0.73%) Brocade
17 6 (0.62%) Google
17 6 (0.62%) Veeam