Period
to 18 October 2018

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 18 October 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
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 359 392 402
Rank change year-on-year +33 +10 -111
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 654 554 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.69% 0.61% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.73% 0.64% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 433 344 378
England median daily rate £350 £375 £317
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +18.48% +2.10%
10th Percentile £135 £152 £155
90th Percentile £535 £575 £450
UK median daily rate £350 £368 £313
% change year-on-year -4.76% +17.60% +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 57 39
England median hourly rate £17.41 £17.25 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.93% -1.43% -
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.24 £12.70
90th Percentile £51.00 £98.25 £63.80
UK median hourly rate £15.35 £17.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year -11.01% -1.43% +1.51%

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 89,252 86,678 93,612
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.72% 94.86% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 59,439 57,438 61,666
England median daily rate £450 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £275 £263 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +2.27% +3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2,830 2,559 2,986
England median hourly rate £18.18 £18.70 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.77% +1.08% +4.11%
10th Percentile £11.17 £10.78 £10.50
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £18.00 £18.70 £18.28
% change year-on-year -3.74% +2.33% +1.58%

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 0 311 £375 -11.76% 70
North of England +31 108 £300 -0.08% 15
South East -19 104 £373 +0.47% 19
Yorkshire +11 50 £308 +11.82% 9
North West +13 49 £275 +5.77% 5
South West +6 49 £280 +40.00% 6
Midlands -4 42 £308 -18.00% 10
East of England -6 39 £195 -40.00% 9
West Midlands -5 29 £310 -32.97% 4
East Midlands +4 13 £200 -42.86% 6
North East -2 9 £200 -42.86% 1
Windows Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 654 (100.00%) Windows
2 318 (48.62%) Windows 10
3 265 (40.52%) Active Directory
4 249 (38.07%) Microsoft
5 236 (36.09%) Windows Server
6 170 (25.99%) SCCM
7 160 (24.46%) PowerShell
8 153 (23.39%) Office 365
9 151 (23.09%) VMware
10 129 (19.72%) Windows 7
11 109 (16.67%) Migration
12 106 (16.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 97 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
14 91 (13.91%) Finance
15 87 (13.30%) Windows Server 2012
16 75 (11.47%) Microsoft Azure
17 66 (10.09%) DNS
17 66 (10.09%) Linux
18 63 (9.63%) Windows Server 2008
19 61 (9.33%) SQL
19 61 (9.33%) Citrix
20 60 (9.17%) Apple
21 55 (8.41%) ITIL
22 53 (8.10%) Microsoft Office
23 46 (7.03%) Security Cleared
24 44 (6.73%) SQL Server
25 41 (6.27%) Firewall
25 41 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
26 40 (6.12%) MS Exchange
27 39 (5.96%) Cisco

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 40 (6.12%) MS Exchange
2 21 (3.21%) Exchange Server 2010
2 21 (3.21%) SharePoint
3 19 (2.91%) IIS
4 14 (2.14%) Skype for Business
5 12 (1.83%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (0.76%) Apache
6 5 (0.76%) WebSphere
7 4 (0.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 4 (0.61%) IBM Notes
7 4 (0.61%) Tomcat
7 4 (0.61%) WebLogic
8 2 (0.31%) Confluence
8 2 (0.31%) JBoss
8 2 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.15%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (0.15%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.15%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 53 (8.10%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.22%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (0.76%) Simulink
4 3 (0.46%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.46%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 5 (0.76%) Remedy ITSM
2 2 (0.31%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 153 (23.39%) Office 365
2 75 (11.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (5.05%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (3.52%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (2.29%) IaaS
6 9 (1.38%) PaaS
7 7 (1.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (0.76%) OneDrive
8 5 (0.76%) SaaS
9 4 (0.61%) Amazon EC2
9 4 (0.61%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.61%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.46%) Dynamics 365
10 3 (0.46%) GitHub
10 3 (0.46%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.46%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.46%) Route 53
11 2 (0.31%) Yammer
12 1 (0.15%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 66 (10.09%) DNS
2 41 (6.27%) Firewall
3 38 (5.81%) DHCP
4 29 (4.43%) LAN
5 28 (4.28%) TCP/IP
6 26 (3.98%) VPN
7 22 (3.36%) WAN
8 17 (2.60%) SAN
9 13 (1.99%) Skype
10 12 (1.83%) Internet
10 12 (1.83%) WLAN
11 11 (1.68%) Remote Desktop
12 10 (1.53%) VoIP
13 5 (0.76%) RS-232
13 5 (0.76%) VLAN
13 5 (0.76%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (0.61%) Cisco IOS
14 4 (0.61%) NAS
14 4 (0.61%) Telnet
14 4 (0.61%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (6.73%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
3 5 (0.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (0.61%) RDBMS
4 4 (0.61%) Relational Database
4 4 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
5 3 (0.46%) Azure SQL Database
5 3 (0.46%) Blockchain
5 3 (0.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (0.31%) Oracle Database
6 2 (0.31%) Power BI
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.15%) Big Data
7 1 (0.15%) MySQL
7 1 (0.15%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 13 (1.99%) InstallShield
2 11 (1.68%) Jenkins
3 9 (1.38%) Git (software)
4 8 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
4 8 (1.22%) Visual Studio
5 7 (1.07%) TeamCity
6 6 (0.92%) JIRA
7 5 (0.76%) Mercurial
7 5 (0.76%) Subversion
7 5 (0.76%) Visual Studio Team System
8 3 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 3 (0.46%) Chocolatey
8 3 (0.46%) Selenium
8 3 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.31%) GitLab
9 2 (0.31%) MSBuild
10 1 (0.15%) Hudson
10 1 (0.15%) MSTest
10 1 (0.15%) NUnit
10 1 (0.15%) WinDbg
General
1 91 (13.91%) Finance
2 28 (4.28%) Banking
3 11 (1.68%) Telecoms
4 10 (1.53%) Manufacturing
5 9 (1.38%) Retail
6 7 (1.07%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (0.92%) French Language
7 6 (0.92%) Spanish Language
8 5 (0.76%) Automotive
8 5 (0.76%) Electronics
8 5 (0.76%) Marketing
9 4 (0.61%) German Language
9 4 (0.61%) Italian Language
10 3 (0.46%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.46%) Publishing
11 2 (0.31%) Front Office
11 2 (0.31%) Law
11 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Corporate Banking
12 1 (0.15%) Investment Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (1.99%) .NET
1 13 (1.99%) Software Packaging
2 7 (1.07%) SOAP
3 5 (0.76%) RESTful
4 4 (0.61%) .NET Framework
5 3 (0.46%) Web Services
5 3 (0.46%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (0.31%) COM
6 2 (0.31%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.31%) WAP
7 1 (0.15%) Ajax
7 1 (0.15%) JSP
7 1 (0.15%) Middleware
7 1 (0.15%) REST
7 1 (0.15%) Struts
7 1 (0.15%) VXML
7 1 (0.15%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 27 (4.13%) NHS
2 22 (3.36%) Clustering
3 16 (2.45%) Data Centre
4 12 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (1.83%) Computer Science
5 9 (1.38%) Management Information System
5 9 (1.38%) Replication
5 9 (1.38%) User Experience
6 7 (1.07%) Blackberry
6 7 (1.07%) Driving Licence
7 6 (0.92%) Embedded Systems
7 6 (0.92%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (0.92%) Self-Motivation
8 5 (0.76%) Fat Client
8 5 (0.76%) iPhone
8 5 (0.76%) Thin Client
9 4 (0.61%) CMDB
9 4 (0.61%) iPad
9 4 (0.61%) PKI
9 4 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 654 (100.00%) Windows
2 318 (48.62%) Windows 10
3 236 (36.09%) Windows Server
4 129 (19.72%) Windows 7
5 87 (13.30%) Windows Server 2012
6 66 (10.09%) Linux
7 63 (9.63%) Windows Server 2008
8 27 (4.13%) Windows XP
9 25 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (3.36%) Mac OS X
11 18 (2.75%) Mac OS
12 16 (2.45%) Unix
12 16 (2.45%) Windows 8
13 13 (1.99%) Apple iOS
14 9 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 8 (1.22%) Android
16 6 (0.92%) CentOS
17 4 (0.61%) Embedded Linux
18 3 (0.46%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.46%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (16.67%) Migration
2 106 (16.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 55 (8.41%) ITIL
4 41 (6.27%) Problem-Solving
5 36 (5.50%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (4.74%) DevOps
6 31 (4.74%) Runbook
7 23 (3.52%) Time Management
8 21 (3.21%) Application Packaging
9 20 (3.06%) Server Building
10 19 (2.91%) Continuous Integration
11 18 (2.75%) Software Engineering
12 17 (2.60%) Configuration Management
12 17 (2.60%) Service Management
13 16 (2.45%) High Availability
14 14 (2.14%) Change Management
14 14 (2.14%) Scrum
14 14 (2.14%) Task Automation
15 13 (1.99%) Server Management
16 11 (1.68%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 160 (24.46%) PowerShell
2 61 (9.33%) SQL
3 18 (2.75%) C++
4 17 (2.60%) Shell Script
5 16 (2.45%) Python
6 14 (2.14%) VBScript
7 12 (1.83%) C
8 11 (1.68%) C#
9 6 (0.92%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.92%) Embedded C
9 6 (0.92%) Java
10 5 (0.76%) Assembly Language
10 5 (0.76%) Embedded C++
10 5 (0.76%) MATLAB
11 3 (0.46%) C++/CLI
11 3 (0.46%) T-SQL
12 2 (0.31%) VB
12 2 (0.31%) VBA
13 1 (0.15%) PHP
Qualifications
1 46 (7.03%) Security Cleared
2 27 (4.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (4.13%) SC Cleared
3 16 (2.45%) MCSE
4 12 (1.83%) Degree
5 11 (1.68%) DV Cleared
6 8 (1.22%) BPSS Clearance
6 8 (1.22%) DBS Check
7 7 (1.07%) CCA
7 7 (1.07%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (1.07%) MCP
8 5 (0.76%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (0.76%) MCSA
8 5 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (0.61%) CCNA
9 4 (0.61%) CTC Cleared
9 4 (0.61%) MCITP
9 4 (0.61%) MCTS
10 3 (0.46%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (0.46%) Novell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (1.22%) SLA
2 6 (0.92%) QA
3 5 (0.76%) MISRA
3 5 (0.76%) MISRA C
4 4 (0.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.46%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.46%) GDPR
6 1 (0.15%) GxP
6 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 265 (40.52%) Active Directory
2 97 (14.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (5.96%) Microsoft App-V
4 38 (5.81%) Hyper-V
5 36 (5.50%) XenDesktop
6 31 (4.74%) VMware ESXi
7 29 (4.43%) XenApp
8 22 (3.36%) BitLocker
9 18 (2.75%) vSphere
10 14 (2.14%) Docker
11 10 (1.53%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (1.38%) DFS Replication
13 8 (1.22%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.76%) Xen
15 4 (0.61%) vCloud
15 4 (0.61%) XenServer
16 3 (0.46%) KVM
16 3 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
17 2 (0.31%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 2 (0.31%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 170 (25.99%) SCCM
2 24 (3.67%) Terraform
3 22 (3.36%) Microsoft Intune
3 22 (3.36%) WSUS
4 18 (2.75%) Ansible
4 18 (2.75%) Opscode Chef
5 17 (2.60%) Puppet
6 15 (2.29%) SCOM
7 12 (1.83%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (1.38%) vCenter Server
9 5 (0.76%) Kubernetes
10 4 (0.61%) Backup Exec
10 4 (0.61%) McAfee ePO
10 4 (0.61%) NetBackup
10 4 (0.61%) PingFederate
11 3 (0.46%) AirWatch
11 3 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
11 3 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.46%) PowerCLI
11 3 (0.46%) WMI
Vendors
1 249 (38.07%) Microsoft
2 151 (23.09%) VMware
3 61 (9.33%) Citrix
4 60 (9.17%) Apple
5 39 (5.96%) Cisco
6 26 (3.98%) Ivanti
7 24 (3.67%) HP
8 16 (2.45%) Splunk
9 13 (1.99%) Dell
10 11 (1.68%) EMC
10 11 (1.68%) NetApp
10 11 (1.68%) Sun
11 10 (1.53%) Veeam
12 9 (1.38%) McAfee
12 9 (1.38%) ServiceNow
12 9 (1.38%) Veritas
13 8 (1.22%) CheckPoint
13 8 (1.22%) Remedy
14 7 (1.07%) Red Hat
15 6 (0.92%) Symantec