Period
to 10 August 2020

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £256 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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
10 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 285 267 385
Rank change year-on-year -18 +118 +15
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 249 860 619
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.80% 1.03% 0.66%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.86% 1.09% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 626 433
Median daily rate £256 £275 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.82% -21.43% -
10th Percentile £130 £130 £143
90th Percentile £466 £515 £525
UK median daily rate £250 £275 £350
% change year-on-year -9.09% -21.43% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 85 50
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.86 £18.85
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.04% -21.17% +12.17%
10th Percentile £11.52 £11.17 £12.23
90th Percentile £35.00 £21.75 £47.05
UK median hourly rate £16.50 £14.86 £18.60
% change year-on-year +11.04% -20.11% +10.68%

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 28,974 78,885 89,522
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.31% 94.32% 94.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 18,347 52,418 59,250
Median daily rate £475 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £263 £269 £275
90th Percentile £675 £650 £638
UK median daily rate £475 £465 £450
% change year-on-year +2.15% +3.33% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,161 2,598 2,850
Median hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.00% +6.95% +1.08%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.17 £11.17
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £26.50 £19.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +35.90% +8.33% -3.74%

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in England

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Windows Engineer in England.

Daily rate trend for Windows Engineer in England

Windows Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Engineer in England over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Engineer in England

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Windows Engineer in England.

Hourly rate trend for Windows Engineer in England

Windows Engineer
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Engineer in England over the 6 months to 10 August 2020.

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 10 August 2020. 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 -20 78 £340 -15.00% 7
South East +76 52 £158 -30.00% 4
North of England +44 47 £200 - 3
South West +46 29 £310 +90.77% 1
Midlands +27 26 £160 -20.00% 5
North West +58 25 £190 -5.00% 2
Yorkshire +38 20 £425 +102.38% 1
West Midlands +35 19 £138 -26.67% 3
East of England +52 18 £328 +45.56% 2
East Midlands +28 7 £184 -10.37% 2
North East +27 2 £148 -12.59%
Windows Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 10 August 2020, 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.

1 249 (100.00%) Windows
2 156 (62.65%) Windows 10
3 104 (41.77%) Active Directory
4 90 (36.14%) Microsoft
5 73 (29.32%) Office 365
6 66 (26.51%) SCCM
7 58 (23.29%) Windows 7
8 57 (22.89%) Windows Server
9 53 (21.29%) Migration
10 49 (19.68%) Public Sector
11 45 (18.07%) PowerShell
12 44 (17.67%) VMware
13 41 (16.47%) Azure
14 40 (16.06%) Citrix
15 37 (14.86%) Microsoft Office
15 37 (14.86%) Finance
16 35 (14.06%) DNS
17 32 (12.85%) ITIL
18 31 (12.45%) Security Cleared
19 30 (12.05%) Windows Server 2016
20 27 (10.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 27 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
20 27 (10.84%) SC Cleared
21 25 (10.04%) Windows Server 2012
22 24 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
22 24 (9.64%) SQL Server
23 23 (9.24%) NHS
24 22 (8.84%) DHCP
24 22 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
25 21 (8.43%) XenApp

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 15 (6.02%) MS Exchange
2 12 (4.82%) IIS
2 12 (4.82%) SharePoint
3 9 (3.61%) Confluence
4 6 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (2.41%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (2.01%) Apache
6 4 (1.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 4 (1.61%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.40%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.40%) WebLogic
Applications
1 37 (14.86%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.80%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.40%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.40%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 73 (29.32%) Office 365
2 41 (16.47%) Azure
3 20 (8.03%) IaaS
4 13 (5.22%) PaaS
5 12 (4.82%) SaaS
6 6 (2.41%) AWS
6 6 (2.41%) GCP
6 6 (2.41%) OneDrive
7 4 (1.61%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.40%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
9 1 (0.40%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.40%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.40%) GitHub
9 1 (0.40%) Route 53
9 1 (0.40%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.40%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (14.06%) DNS
2 22 (8.84%) DHCP
3 16 (6.43%) Firewall
4 12 (4.82%) SAN
5 8 (3.21%) Skype
5 8 (3.21%) WAN
6 6 (2.41%) Internet
6 6 (2.41%) LAN
6 6 (2.41%) NetScaler
7 5 (2.01%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (2.01%) SMTP
7 5 (2.01%) TCP/IP
8 3 (1.20%) Cisco ASA
8 3 (1.20%) Kerberos
8 3 (1.20%) Network Security
8 3 (1.20%) VPN
8 3 (1.20%) Wireless
9 2 (0.80%) WAAS
9 2 (0.80%) Wi-Fi
10 1 (0.40%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (9.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (2.01%) MySQL
3 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.40%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.40%) SQL Server 2019
Development Applications
1 9 (3.61%) JIRA
2 8 (3.21%) Git (software)
2 8 (3.21%) Jenkins
3 5 (2.01%) Hudson
4 1 (0.40%) ClearCase
4 1 (0.40%) ClearQuest
4 1 (0.40%) Subversion
4 1 (0.40%) Toad
General
1 49 (19.68%) Public Sector
2 37 (14.86%) Finance
3 20 (8.03%) Manufacturing
3 20 (8.03%) Telecoms
4 18 (7.23%) Electronics
4 18 (7.23%) Marketing
5 4 (1.61%) Banking
5 4 (1.61%) Local Government
5 4 (1.61%) Retail
6 3 (1.20%) Law
6 3 (1.20%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.40%) Back Office
7 1 (0.40%) French Language
7 1 (0.40%) German Language
7 1 (0.40%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.40%) Spanish Language
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.61%) Velocity
2 4 (1.61%) LAMP
3 2 (0.80%) LDAP
3 2 (0.80%) Spring
4 1 (0.40%) .NET
4 1 (0.40%) Middleware
4 1 (0.40%) MSMQ
4 1 (0.40%) Web Services
4 1 (0.40%) XML
4 1 (0.40%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 23 (9.24%) NHS
2 10 (4.02%) Social Media
3 9 (3.61%) Driving Licence
4 8 (3.21%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (1.61%) Blackberry
5 4 (1.61%) Clustering
5 4 (1.61%) Data Centre
6 3 (1.20%) Blog
6 3 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (1.20%) iPad
6 3 (1.20%) iPhone
6 3 (1.20%) Management Information System
6 3 (1.20%) Security Operations Centre
6 3 (1.20%) User Experience
7 2 (0.80%) Chip and PIN
7 2 (0.80%) PKI
7 2 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (0.80%) Smartcard
8 1 (0.40%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.40%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 249 (100.00%) Windows
2 156 (62.65%) Windows 10
3 58 (23.29%) Windows 7
4 57 (22.89%) Windows Server
5 30 (12.05%) Windows Server 2016
6 25 (10.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 22 (8.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 20 (8.03%) Linux
9 12 (4.82%) Windows Server 2019
10 10 (4.02%) Unix
10 10 (4.02%) Windows XP
11 6 (2.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.61%) Windows Server 2003
13 3 (1.20%) Mac OS
13 3 (1.20%) Solaris
14 2 (0.80%) Android
14 2 (0.80%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.80%) VMS
14 2 (0.80%) Windows 8
15 1 (0.40%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (21.29%) Migration
2 32 (12.85%) ITIL
3 27 (10.84%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 24 (9.64%) Problem-Solving
5 19 (7.63%) Programme Management
6 18 (7.23%) Business Intelligence
6 18 (7.23%) Digital Marketing
7 15 (6.02%) Mobile Device Management
8 12 (4.82%) Change Management
9 11 (4.42%) Application Packaging
9 11 (4.42%) Cybersecurity
9 11 (4.42%) Task Automation
10 9 (3.61%) E-Discovery
10 9 (3.61%) Remediation Plan
10 9 (3.61%) Test Automation
11 8 (3.21%) Digital Transformation Programme
11 8 (3.21%) ITSM
12 7 (2.81%) Break/Fix
12 7 (2.81%) Service Management
13 6 (2.41%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 45 (18.07%) PowerShell
2 14 (5.62%) SQL
3 11 (4.42%) VB
4 6 (2.41%) Python
5 5 (2.01%) PHP
5 5 (2.01%) Shell Script
6 4 (1.61%) VBScript
7 3 (1.20%) Bash Shell
7 3 (1.20%) C
8 1 (0.40%) C#
8 1 (0.40%) Java
8 1 (0.40%) Perl
Qualifications
1 31 (12.45%) Security Cleared
2 27 (10.84%) SC Cleared
3 12 (4.82%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (3.61%) MCSE
5 6 (2.41%) MCSA
6 5 (2.01%) MCP
7 4 (1.61%) DBS Check
7 4 (1.61%) Degree
8 3 (1.20%) MCITP
8 3 (1.20%) SANS
9 2 (0.80%) CCNA
9 2 (0.80%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 2 (0.80%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (0.80%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.40%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
10 1 (0.40%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (0.40%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.61%) GDPR
2 6 (2.41%) SLA
3 3 (1.20%) AICPA
3 3 (1.20%) COBIT
3 3 (1.20%) NIST
3 3 (1.20%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.80%) QA
5 1 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 104 (41.77%) Active Directory
2 27 (10.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (8.43%) XenApp
4 15 (6.02%) Hyper-V
4 15 (6.02%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (2.41%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 6 (2.41%) Virtual Desktop
5 6 (2.41%) vSphere
6 5 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
7 4 (1.61%) XenDesktop
8 3 (1.20%) Terminal Server
8 3 (1.20%) Virtual Machines
8 3 (1.20%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.80%) Firmware
10 1 (0.40%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.40%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.40%) Docker
10 1 (0.40%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 66 (26.51%) SCCM
2 19 (7.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (4.42%) Ansible
3 11 (4.42%) Puppet
4 7 (2.81%) SCOM
4 7 (2.81%) WSUS
5 6 (2.41%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
6 4 (1.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (1.61%) vCenter Server
7 3 (1.20%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.20%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.80%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.80%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (0.80%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.80%) Terraform
9 1 (0.40%) DatAdvantage
9 1 (0.40%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.40%) SCSM
9 1 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 90 (36.14%) Microsoft
2 44 (17.67%) VMware
3 40 (16.06%) Citrix
4 18 (7.23%) SAP
5 17 (6.83%) HP
6 14 (5.62%) Cisco
7 13 (5.22%) Dell
8 5 (2.01%) Red Hat
8 5 (2.01%) Symantec
9 4 (1.61%) CheckPoint
10 3 (1.20%) Apple
10 3 (1.20%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (1.20%) Bloomberg
10 3 (1.20%) Hitachi
10 3 (1.20%) IBM
10 3 (1.20%) IronPort
10 3 (1.20%) Oracle
10 3 (1.20%) Reuters
10 3 (1.20%) SolarWinds
10 3 (1.20%) Veeam