Period
to 17 May 2021

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £350 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 17 May 2021.

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
17 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 420 226 316
Rank change year-on-year -194 +90 +81
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 202 526 734
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.45% 1.18% 0.87%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.48% 1.25% 0.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 349 511
10th Percentile £153 £130 £135
25th Percentile £210 £150 £163
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £350 £225 £300
Median % change year-on-year +55.56% -25.00% -14.29%
75th Percentile £456 £388 £425
90th Percentile £500 £450 £513
UK median daily rate £375 £225 £300
% change year-on-year +66.67% -25.00% -14.04%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 77 78
10th Percentile £13.00 £11.17 £11.17
25th Percentile £13.72 £12.60 £13.00
Median hourly rate £16.50 £14.39 £14.93
Median % change year-on-year +14.66% -3.62% -14.69%
75th Percentile £17.24 £18.75 £18.70
90th Percentile £19.85 £21.05 £21.50
UK median hourly rate £15.20 £14.10 £14.13
% change year-on-year +7.77% -0.21% -19.26%

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 42,034 41,997 79,543
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 92.80% 93.89% 94.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,052 28,294 53,978
10th Percentile £285 £250 £275
25th Percentile £385 £363 £375
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £488 £475 £475
Median % change year-on-year +2.63% - +5.56%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £575
90th Percentile £675 £656 £650
UK median daily rate £475 £463 £475
% change year-on-year +2.70% -2.53% +5.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1,430 1,502 2,331
10th Percentile £11.40 £11.63 £11.00
25th Percentile £14.39 £14.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate £21.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +13.16% +2.70% +4.88%
75th Percentile £43.75 £37.50 £40.75
90th Percentile £56.50 £51.75 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +18.42% +5.56% +2.86%

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 17 May 2021.

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 17 May 2021.

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 17 May 2021. 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 -82 81 £388 +10.71% 13
North of England -37 36 £268 +40.79% 10
South East -45 30 £450 +189.65% 7
North West -11 24 £350 +77.22% 6
Midlands -35 19 £180 -4.00% 6
West Midlands -10 14 £173 -4.17% 5
East of England -7 13 £218 +2.14% 1
South West -19 13 £363 +20.83% 6
Yorkshire -3 9 £268 +18.89% 4
East Midlands -13 5 £303 +61.33% 1
North East +17 3 £205 +57.69%
Windows Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 17 May 2021, 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.

1 202 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (51.98%) Windows 10
3 76 (37.62%) Active Directory
4 68 (33.66%) Microsoft
5 64 (31.68%) Windows Server
5 64 (31.68%) Microsoft 365
6 61 (30.20%) VMware
7 51 (25.25%) SCCM
8 48 (23.76%) PowerShell
8 48 (23.76%) Azure
9 38 (18.81%) Finance
10 35 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 35 (17.33%) Social Skills
11 34 (16.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 34 (16.83%) Migration
12 30 (14.85%) Windows 7
13 22 (10.89%) Ansible
14 21 (10.40%) Public Sector
15 20 (9.90%) Telecoms
15 20 (9.90%) Firewall
15 20 (9.90%) Citrix
16 19 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
16 19 (9.41%) Windows Server 2016
17 18 (8.91%) Microsoft Intune
17 18 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
17 18 (8.91%) Manufacturing
17 18 (8.91%) AWS
18 17 (8.42%) Linux
19 16 (7.92%) SAP
19 16 (7.92%) DNS

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 13 (6.44%) MS Exchange
2 5 (2.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (1.98%) IIS
4 3 (1.49%) SharePoint
4 3 (1.49%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.50%) Apache
5 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.50%) MS Project Server
5 1 (0.50%) nginx
5 1 (0.50%) Tomcat
Applications
1 13 (6.44%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.99%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.50%) Sentinel
1 1 (0.50%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 64 (31.68%) Microsoft 365
2 48 (23.76%) Azure
3 18 (8.91%) AWS
4 10 (4.95%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (3.47%) IaaS
6 6 (2.97%) OneDrive
7 3 (1.49%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.99%) PaaS
9 1 (0.50%) Amazon ECS
9 1 (0.50%) Cloud Computing
9 1 (0.50%) Dynamics 365
9 1 (0.50%) GCP
9 1 (0.50%) Power Platform
9 1 (0.50%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.90%) Firewall
2 16 (7.92%) DNS
3 13 (6.44%) TCP/IP
4 12 (5.94%) VPN
5 11 (5.45%) DHCP
6 9 (4.46%) SAN
7 7 (3.47%) LAN
7 7 (3.47%) WAN
8 6 (2.97%) VLAN
9 5 (2.48%) NetScaler
9 5 (2.48%) VoIP
10 4 (1.98%) ATM
10 4 (1.98%) NAS
11 3 (1.49%) Remote Desktop
11 3 (1.49%) Skype
11 3 (1.49%) Wi-Fi
11 3 (1.49%) Wireless
12 2 (0.99%) PBX
13 1 (0.50%) Bluetooth
13 1 (0.50%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (4.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.99%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.50%) Data Lake
3 1 (0.50%) MS Access
3 1 (0.50%) Power BI
3 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 8 (3.96%) Git (software)
2 6 (2.97%) Jenkins
3 4 (1.98%) Subversion
4 3 (1.49%) Hudson
4 3 (1.49%) MSI
5 1 (0.50%) Rational DOORS
General
1 38 (18.81%) Finance
2 35 (17.33%) Social Skills
3 21 (10.40%) Public Sector
4 20 (9.90%) Telecoms
5 18 (8.91%) Manufacturing
6 16 (7.92%) Electronics
6 16 (7.92%) Marketing
7 12 (5.94%) Banking
8 8 (3.96%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.48%) Organisational Skills
10 4 (1.98%) Documentation Skills
11 3 (1.49%) French Language
11 3 (1.49%) German Language
11 3 (1.49%) Local Government
12 2 (0.99%) Financial Institution
12 2 (0.99%) Legal
12 2 (0.99%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.50%) International Banking
13 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.50%) Retail
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.99%) .NET
1 2 (0.99%) Web Services
1 2 (0.99%) XML
2 1 (0.50%) Velocity
Miscellaneous
1 12 (5.94%) Data Centre
2 7 (3.47%) NHS
3 6 (2.97%) PKI
3 6 (2.97%) Replication
4 5 (2.48%) User Experience
5 4 (1.98%) Management Information System
5 4 (1.98%) Self-Motivation
6 3 (1.49%) Clustering
6 3 (1.49%) RSA SecurID
7 2 (0.99%) Driving Licence
7 2 (0.99%) EMC VNX
7 2 (0.99%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.50%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.50%) FMCG
8 1 (0.50%) Robotics
8 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.50%) Social Media
8 1 (0.50%) Symmetrix
8 1 (0.50%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 202 (100.00%) Windows
2 105 (51.98%) Windows 10
3 64 (31.68%) Windows Server
4 30 (14.85%) Windows 7
5 19 (9.41%) Windows Server 2016
6 18 (8.91%) Windows Server 2012
7 17 (8.42%) Linux
8 13 (6.44%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
9 7 (3.47%) Windows Server 2019
10 4 (1.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (0.99%) Android
11 2 (0.99%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.99%) CentOS
11 2 (0.99%) Unix
12 1 (0.50%) AIX
12 1 (0.50%) Debian
12 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (16.83%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 34 (16.83%) Migration
2 19 (9.41%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (7.92%) Business Intelligence
3 16 (7.92%) Digital Marketing
3 16 (7.92%) Programme Management
3 16 (7.92%) Time Management
4 15 (7.43%) DevOps
5 14 (6.93%) ITIL
5 14 (6.93%) Problem-Solving
6 11 (5.45%) Server Management
7 10 (4.95%) Configuration Management
8 9 (4.46%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (4.46%) Mobile Device Management
9 8 (3.96%) Test Automation
10 7 (3.47%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (3.47%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (3.47%) Scrum
11 6 (2.97%) Project Management
11 6 (2.97%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 48 (23.76%) PowerShell
2 12 (5.94%) SQL
3 7 (3.47%) C#
4 6 (2.97%) Python
5 4 (1.98%) C++
6 3 (1.49%) Shell Script
6 3 (1.49%) VBScript
7 2 (0.99%) Bash Shell
7 2 (0.99%) C
8 1 (0.50%) Ruby
8 1 (0.50%) VBA
Qualifications
1 11 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 7 (3.47%) SC Cleared
3 4 (1.98%) AWS Certification
3 4 (1.98%) Citrix Certification
3 4 (1.98%) Degree
3 4 (1.98%) DV Cleared
3 4 (1.98%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (1.49%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Certification
5 2 (0.99%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.99%) MCSE
6 1 (0.50%) MCSA
6 1 (0.50%) VCP6
6 1 (0.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.47%) QA
2 6 (2.97%) SLA
3 3 (1.49%) GDPR
4 2 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 76 (37.62%) Active Directory
2 35 (17.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (6.44%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (5.45%) Hyper-V
5 9 (4.46%) vSphere
6 6 (2.97%) Microsoft App-V
6 6 (2.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (2.97%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (1.98%) Terminal Services
7 4 (1.98%) Virtual Desktop
8 3 (1.49%) VMware Server
8 3 (1.49%) XenApp
9 2 (0.99%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 2 (0.99%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.50%) Citrix Hypervisor
10 1 (0.50%) Docker
10 1 (0.50%) Firmware
10 1 (0.50%) NFS
10 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 51 (25.25%) SCCM
2 22 (10.89%) Ansible
3 18 (8.91%) Microsoft Intune
4 11 (5.45%) WSUS
5 9 (4.46%) Puppet
6 8 (3.96%) Terraform
7 7 (3.47%) AirWatch
7 7 (3.47%) SCOM
8 5 (2.48%) NetBackup
8 5 (2.48%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.98%) PowerCLI
9 4 (1.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 4 (1.98%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.49%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.99%) BladeLogic
11 2 (0.99%) Kubernetes
11 2 (0.99%) vRealize
12 1 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
12 1 (0.50%) HP Quality Center
12 1 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 68 (33.66%) Microsoft
2 61 (30.20%) VMware
3 20 (9.90%) Citrix
4 16 (7.92%) SAP
5 8 (3.96%) Dell
5 8 (3.96%) HP
6 7 (3.47%) Cisco
6 7 (3.47%) EMC
6 7 (3.47%) Symantec
7 6 (2.97%) Ivanti
8 5 (2.48%) McAfee
8 5 (2.48%) NetApp
9 4 (1.98%) Centrify
9 4 (1.98%) Veritas
10 3 (1.49%) Red Hat
10 3 (1.49%) WatchGuard
11 2 (0.99%) Altiris
11 2 (0.99%) Infoblox
11 2 (0.99%) Trend Micro
11 2 (0.99%) Veeam