Period
to 21 July 2018

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 21 July 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
UK > England
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 377 402 352
Rank change year-on-year +25 -50 -102
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 619 511 674
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.58% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.61% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 437 333 452
England median daily rate £350 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +7.69% +1.56%
10th Percentile £145 £148 £163
90th Percentile £530 £536 £475
UK median daily rate £330 £350 £325
% change year-on-year -5.71% +7.69% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 48 45
England median hourly rate £18.70 £16.33 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.50% +7.10% -10.29%
10th Percentile £12.63 £12.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £46.25 £21.40 £44.00
UK median hourly rate £18.31 £15.68 £15.25
% change year-on-year +16.74% +2.82% -9.16%

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 90,126 83,895 96,718
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.83% 94.94% 95.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,668 54,743 63,720
England median daily rate £450 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £259
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £428 £425
% change year-on-year +5.26% +0.59% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,912 2,688 2,853
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.14 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.09% -4.53% +8.57%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.00
UK median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £19.00
% change year-on-year - -2.63% +8.57%

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018. 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 -35 267 £400 -3.03% 40
South East +23 137 £330 +10.00% 15
North of England +29 92 £311 -2.06% 15
East of England +10 46 £275 - 7
Midlands -4 45 £324 +3.52% 6
Yorkshire +1 43 £300 -11.11% 8
North West +19 42 £337 +12.33% 7
South West +1 32 £300 +42.86% 1
West Midlands -17 28 £315 -10.00% 3
East Midlands 0 17 £386 +23.60% 3
North East -6 7 £309 -20.77%
Windows Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 21 July 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 England region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 618 (99.84%) Windows
2 307 (49.60%) Active Directory
3 286 (46.20%) Windows 10
4 240 (38.77%) Windows Server
5 230 (37.16%) Microsoft
6 196 (31.66%) SCCM
7 152 (24.56%) PowerShell
8 151 (24.39%) Office 365
9 148 (23.91%) VMware
10 128 (20.68%) Windows 7
11 124 (20.03%) Windows Server 2012
12 105 (16.96%) Finance
13 95 (15.35%) Migration
14 85 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
15 83 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
16 78 (12.60%) Windows Server 2008
17 73 (11.79%) DNS
18 72 (11.63%) Linux
19 71 (11.47%) Microsoft Office
20 65 (10.50%) ITIL
21 62 (10.02%) Citrix
22 51 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
22 51 (8.24%) DHCP
23 50 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
24 49 (7.92%) DevOps
25 47 (7.59%) Security Cleared
25 47 (7.59%) Firewall
26 43 (6.95%) Hyper-V
26 43 (6.95%) Ivanti
27 42 (6.79%) Microsoft Certification

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 34 (5.49%) MS Exchange
2 23 (3.72%) Skype for Business
3 22 (3.55%) SharePoint
4 21 (3.39%) IIS
5 18 (2.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 13 (2.10%) Exchange Server 2013
7 5 (0.81%) Apache
7 5 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
8 4 (0.65%) K2 blackpearl
9 3 (0.48%) CMS
9 3 (0.48%) Tomcat
9 3 (0.48%) WebLogic
10 2 (0.32%) Elasticsearch
10 2 (0.32%) IBM Notes
10 2 (0.32%) WebSphere
11 1 (0.16%) CloudStack
11 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.16%) Exchange Server 2007
11 1 (0.16%) nginx
11 1 (0.16%) OpenStack
Applications
1 71 (11.47%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.81%) Simulink
4 3 (0.48%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.32%) Dynamics AX
1 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 151 (24.39%) Office 365
2 85 (13.73%) Microsoft Azure
3 50 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (1.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (1.78%) IaaS
6 10 (1.62%) OneDrive
7 7 (1.13%) PaaS
8 6 (0.97%) Amazon EC2
8 6 (0.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 5 (0.81%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.81%) Route 53
9 5 (0.81%) SaaS
10 4 (0.65%) AWS CloudFormation
10 4 (0.65%) G Suite
11 3 (0.48%) GitHub
11 3 (0.48%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.32%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.32%) Mimecast
13 1 (0.16%) npm
13 1 (0.16%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 73 (11.79%) DNS
2 51 (8.24%) DHCP
3 47 (7.59%) Firewall
4 30 (4.85%) TCP/IP
5 22 (3.55%) Skype
5 22 (3.55%) VPN
6 21 (3.39%) LAN
7 18 (2.91%) SAN
8 13 (2.10%) WAN
9 12 (1.94%) Remote Desktop
9 12 (1.94%) VoIP
10 7 (1.13%) SMTP
10 7 (1.13%) WLAN
11 6 (0.97%) SSL
11 6 (0.97%) Wireless
12 5 (0.81%) RS-232
13 4 (0.65%) NAS
13 4 (0.65%) NetScaler
13 4 (0.65%) Telnet
13 4 (0.65%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.01%) SQL Server
2 16 (2.58%) Amazon RDS
3 7 (1.13%) Blockchain
4 5 (0.81%) RDBMS
4 5 (0.81%) Relational Database
5 4 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (0.48%) MySQL
6 3 (0.48%) Power BI
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.16%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.16%) Big Data
8 1 (0.16%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.16%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 17 (2.75%) Git (software)
2 16 (2.58%) Jenkins
2 16 (2.58%) TeamCity
3 15 (2.42%) Octopus Deploy
4 14 (2.26%) InstallShield
5 11 (1.78%) Visual Studio
6 10 (1.62%) Team Foundation Server
7 8 (1.29%) Subversion
8 6 (0.97%) Mercurial
9 5 (0.81%) JIRA
10 3 (0.48%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 3 (0.48%) Chocolatey
10 3 (0.48%) Selenium
10 3 (0.48%) SonarQube
10 3 (0.48%) Travis CI
10 3 (0.48%) Visual Studio Team System
11 2 (0.32%) Bitbucket
11 2 (0.32%) MSI
11 2 (0.32%) Vagrant
12 1 (0.16%) Artifactory
General
1 105 (16.96%) Finance
2 28 (4.52%) Banking
3 11 (1.78%) Telecoms
4 8 (1.29%) Financial Institution
4 8 (1.29%) Manufacturing
4 8 (1.29%) Retail
5 6 (0.97%) Investment Banking
5 6 (0.97%) Publishing
6 5 (0.81%) Automotive
6 5 (0.81%) Marketing
7 4 (0.65%) Law
7 4 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
8 3 (0.48%) Electronics
8 3 (0.48%) French Language
8 3 (0.48%) Legal
9 2 (0.32%) Advertising
9 2 (0.32%) Billing
9 2 (0.32%) German Language
9 2 (0.32%) Italian Language
9 2 (0.32%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.07%) .NET
2 14 (2.26%) Software Packaging
3 11 (1.78%) Web Services
4 4 (0.65%) Middleware
5 2 (0.32%) .NET Framework
5 2 (0.32%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (0.32%) RESTful
5 2 (0.32%) SOAP
5 2 (0.32%) WAP
5 2 (0.32%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (0.32%) XML
6 1 (0.16%) COM
6 1 (0.16%) Elastic Stack
6 1 (0.16%) JSP
6 1 (0.16%) LINQ
6 1 (0.16%) MFC
6 1 (0.16%) MSMQ
6 1 (0.16%) Struts
6 1 (0.16%) VXML
6 1 (0.16%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 19 (3.07%) Data Centre
2 16 (2.58%) Clustering
3 15 (2.42%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (1.62%) Computer Science
4 10 (1.62%) NHS
5 9 (1.45%) PKI
6 8 (1.29%) Management Information System
6 8 (1.29%) User Experience
7 7 (1.13%) Replication
7 7 (1.13%) Video Conferencing
8 6 (0.97%) Driving Licence
8 6 (0.97%) Embedded Systems
8 6 (0.97%) Self-Motivation
9 5 (0.81%) CMDB
9 5 (0.81%) Enterprise Software
9 5 (0.81%) iPad
10 3 (0.48%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.48%) FMCG
10 3 (0.48%) iPhone
10 3 (0.48%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 618 (99.84%) Windows
2 286 (46.20%) Windows 10
3 240 (38.77%) Windows Server
4 128 (20.68%) Windows 7
5 124 (20.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 78 (12.60%) Windows Server 2008
7 72 (11.63%) Linux
8 51 (8.24%) Windows Server 2003
9 21 (3.39%) Apple iOS
10 20 (3.23%) Mac OS
11 19 (3.07%) Mac OS X
12 13 (2.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 11 (1.78%) CentOS
14 10 (1.62%) Windows 8
15 9 (1.45%) Android
16 6 (0.97%) Ubuntu
16 6 (0.97%) Windows 2000
16 6 (0.97%) Windows XP
17 5 (0.81%) Unix
18 4 (0.65%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 95 (15.35%) Migration
2 65 (10.50%) ITIL
3 49 (7.92%) DevOps
4 40 (6.46%) Problem-Solving
5 31 (5.01%) Agile Software Development
6 29 (4.68%) Runbook
7 25 (4.04%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (3.88%) Application Packaging
8 24 (3.88%) Configuration Management
9 22 (3.55%) Mobile Device Management
10 20 (3.23%) Change Management
11 16 (2.58%) Root Cause Analysis
11 16 (2.58%) Virtual Environments
12 15 (2.42%) High Availability
12 15 (2.42%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (2.26%) Data Protection
14 12 (1.94%) Problem Management
15 11 (1.78%) Service Delivery
15 11 (1.78%) Service Management
15 11 (1.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 152 (24.56%) PowerShell
2 37 (5.98%) SQL
3 24 (3.88%) Shell Script
4 20 (3.23%) VBScript
5 19 (3.07%) Python
6 17 (2.75%) C#
7 14 (2.26%) C++
8 13 (2.10%) C
9 7 (1.13%) Bash Shell
10 6 (0.97%) Embedded C
10 6 (0.97%) Java
10 6 (0.97%) Ruby
10 6 (0.97%) VB
11 5 (0.81%) Assembly Language
11 5 (0.81%) Embedded C++
11 5 (0.81%) MATLAB
12 3 (0.48%) Perl
12 3 (0.48%) VB6
12 3 (0.48%) VC++
13 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 42 (6.79%) Microsoft Certification
3 30 (4.85%) MCSE
4 28 (4.52%) SC Cleared
5 25 (4.04%) MCSA
6 20 (3.23%) MCITP
7 18 (2.91%) MCP
8 11 (1.78%) DBS Check
8 11 (1.78%) DV Cleared
9 8 (1.29%) Degree
10 7 (1.13%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (1.13%) CTC Cleared
11 5 (0.81%) BPSS Clearance
11 5 (0.81%) CCNA
12 4 (0.65%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.65%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (0.48%) Computer Science Degree
14 2 (0.32%) AWS Certification
14 2 (0.32%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (1.78%) GDPR
2 8 (1.29%) SLA
3 5 (0.81%) MISRA
3 5 (0.81%) MISRA C
3 5 (0.81%) QA
4 3 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
5 2 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.16%) GCP
6 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 307 (49.60%) Active Directory
2 83 (13.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (6.95%) Hyper-V
4 38 (6.14%) Microsoft App-V
5 34 (5.49%) VMware ESXi
6 32 (5.17%) XenDesktop
7 25 (4.04%) BitLocker
8 21 (3.39%) Docker
9 19 (3.07%) Virtual Desktop
9 19 (3.07%) vSphere
9 19 (3.07%) XenApp
10 14 (2.26%) XenServer
11 6 (0.97%) KVM
11 6 (0.97%) Xen
12 5 (0.81%) vCloud
12 5 (0.81%) Virtual Machines
12 5 (0.81%) VMware Workstation
13 4 (0.65%) Virtual Servers
14 3 (0.48%) DFS Replication
14 3 (0.48%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 196 (31.66%) SCCM
2 33 (5.33%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (5.17%) WSUS
4 28 (4.52%) Microsoft Intune
5 23 (3.72%) Puppet
6 18 (2.91%) SCOM
7 17 (2.75%) Ansible
8 15 (2.42%) Terraform
9 12 (1.94%) Nessus
10 8 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.97%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.81%) McAfee ePO
12 5 (0.81%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.81%) vCenter Server
13 4 (0.65%) AirWatch
13 4 (0.65%) Failover Clustering
13 4 (0.65%) Kubernetes
13 4 (0.65%) Nagios
14 3 (0.48%) WMI
15 2 (0.32%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 230 (37.16%) Microsoft
2 148 (23.91%) VMware
3 62 (10.02%) Citrix
4 43 (6.95%) Ivanti
5 35 (5.65%) Cisco
6 34 (5.49%) Apple
7 32 (5.17%) HP
8 21 (3.39%) SolarWinds
9 17 (2.75%) Shavlik
10 14 (2.26%) Dell
10 14 (2.26%) ServiceNow
11 13 (2.10%) CheckPoint
11 13 (2.10%) Splunk
12 12 (1.94%) Red Hat
12 12 (1.94%) Veeam
13 10 (1.62%) Google
13 10 (1.62%) McAfee
14 8 (1.29%) IBM
15 7 (1.13%) Atlassian
15 7 (1.13%) NetApp