Period
to 15 December 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £375 per day in advertised job vacancies in England during the 6 months to 15 December 2017.

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
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 371 383 347
Rank change year-on-year +12 -36 -106
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 614 586 717
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.65% 0.61% 0.69%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.65% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 399 390 412
England median daily rate £375 £320 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.19% +6.67% +9.09%
10th Percentile £149 £155 £133
90th Percentile £540 £475 £463
UK median daily rate £365 £317 £300
% change year-on-year +15.14% +5.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 44 109
England median hourly rate £16.81 £18.35 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.42% +4.86% +11.11%
10th Percentile £12.24 £12.75 £11.17
90th Percentile £165.00 £85.80 £37.50
UK median hourly rate £16.81 £18.00 £16.11
% change year-on-year -6.64% +11.77% +0.66%

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 90047 90608 98468
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.70% 95.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 60302 59641 63832
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £263 £255 £250
90th Percentile £638 £600 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £408
% change year-on-year +5.88% +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2606 2999 3781
England median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%
10th Percentile £10.92 £10.50 £10.50
90th Percentile £47.83 £47.00 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £18.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +3.89% - +9.09%

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017.

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 15 December 2017. 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 +44 333 £425 +11.84% 43
South East 0 127 £350 +19.05% 15
North of England -2 53 £338 +5.22% 4
East of England -6 34 £325 +8.33% 12
Midlands +13 33 £333 +66.25% 10
South West -4 32 £225 +2.27% 2
North West +11 25 £363 +16.00% 2
East Midlands -4 18 £325 +62.50% 4
West Midlands +11 15 £400 +53.85% 6
Yorkshire -8 15 £275 -21.43% 2
North East +50 14 £350 +27.27%
Windows Engineer
UK

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

For the 6 months to 15 December 2017, Windows Engineer contract jobs required the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 614 (100.00%) Windows
2 255 (41.53%) Windows Server
3 249 (40.55%) Active Directory
4 197 (32.08%) Microsoft
5 190 (30.94%) PowerShell
6 187 (30.46%) VMware
7 172 (28.01%) Windows 10
8 141 (22.96%) Office 365
9 134 (21.82%) Windows 7
10 126 (20.52%) DevOps
11 125 (20.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 124 (20.20%) SCCM
13 122 (19.87%) Microsoft Azure
14 121 (19.71%) Finance
15 108 (17.59%) Linux
16 107 (17.43%) Migration
17 82 (13.36%) VMware Infrastructure
18 81 (13.19%) DNS
19 77 (12.54%) Amazon AWS
20 74 (12.05%) Citrix
21 73 (11.89%) ITIL
21 73 (11.89%) Banking
22 72 (11.73%) TeamCity
23 70 (11.40%) .NET
24 69 (11.24%) Cisco
24 69 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
25 62 (10.10%) DHCP
25 62 (10.10%) Octopus Deploy
26 58 (9.45%) SQL Server
27 57 (9.28%) SQL

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 51 (8.31%) IIS
2 45 (7.33%) MS Exchange
3 29 (4.72%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (3.91%) Confluence
5 22 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
6 19 (3.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 15 (2.44%) Skype for Business
8 13 (2.12%) WebSphere
9 11 (1.79%) OpenStack
9 11 (1.79%) Tomcat
10 10 (1.63%) Apache
11 6 (0.98%) SharePoint
12 4 (0.65%) JBoss
13 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2003
13 3 (0.49%) Exchange Server 2007
14 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.16%) GroupWise
14 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.16%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.16%) WebLogic
Applications
1 55 (8.96%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.81%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.16%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.49%) Temenos T24
2 1 (0.16%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 141 (22.96%) Office 365
2 122 (19.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (12.54%) Amazon AWS
4 25 (4.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (1.95%) IaaS
6 10 (1.63%) PaaS
7 8 (1.30%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (0.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 4 (0.65%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.65%) OneDrive
10 3 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.49%) G Suite
10 3 (0.49%) GitHub
10 3 (0.49%) Route 53
10 3 (0.49%) SaaS
11 2 (0.33%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.16%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 81 (13.19%) DNS
2 62 (10.10%) DHCP
3 48 (7.82%) WAN
4 47 (7.65%) LAN
5 39 (6.35%) Firewall
6 37 (6.03%) SAN
7 29 (4.72%) TCP/IP
8 23 (3.75%) VoIP
9 19 (3.09%) LDAP
10 17 (2.77%) VPN
11 16 (2.61%) Kerberos
11 16 (2.61%) Skype
12 12 (1.95%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (1.63%) Cisco IOS
14 9 (1.47%) Internet
15 8 (1.30%) VLAN
16 7 (1.14%) Cisco ASA
17 6 (0.98%) PBX
18 5 (0.81%) SMS
18 5 (0.81%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (9.45%) SQL Server
2 13 (2.12%) MySQL
2 13 (2.12%) NoSQL
3 4 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (0.65%) Blockchain
3 4 (0.65%) Oracle Database
3 4 (0.65%) RDBMS
3 4 (0.65%) Relational Database
3 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
4 3 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
4 3 (0.49%) SQL Server 2016
5 2 (0.33%) Hadoop
6 1 (0.16%) Big Data
6 1 (0.16%) Power BI
6 1 (0.16%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 72 (11.73%) TeamCity
2 62 (10.10%) Octopus Deploy
3 39 (6.35%) Jenkins
4 35 (5.70%) Git (software)
5 30 (4.89%) Team Foundation Server
6 25 (4.07%) JIRA
7 15 (2.44%) Vagrant
8 12 (1.95%) MSBuild
9 9 (1.47%) NuGet
10 7 (1.14%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 6 (0.98%) MSI
11 6 (0.98%) Visual Studio
12 5 (0.81%) Chocolatey
12 5 (0.81%) Subversion
13 4 (0.65%) Bitbucket
13 4 (0.65%) Hudson
14 3 (0.49%) SonarQube
15 2 (0.33%) Artifactory
15 2 (0.33%) CircleCI
15 2 (0.33%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 121 (19.71%) Finance
2 73 (11.89%) Banking
3 20 (3.26%) Retail
4 11 (1.79%) Legal
4 11 (1.79%) Manufacturing
4 11 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 9 (1.47%) Publishing
6 8 (1.30%) Financial Institution
7 7 (1.14%) Law
8 5 (0.81%) Investment Banking
9 4 (0.65%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.33%) Private Banking
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Back Office
11 1 (0.16%) Electronics
11 1 (0.16%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 70 (11.40%) .NET
2 12 (1.95%) MSMQ
2 12 (1.95%) WebSphere MQ
3 8 (1.30%) JSON
4 5 (0.81%) X-Windows
5 4 (0.65%) Web Services
6 3 (0.49%) Angular 2
6 3 (0.49%) AngularJS
6 3 (0.49%) ASP.NET
6 3 (0.49%) IBM Integration Bus
6 3 (0.49%) XML
7 2 (0.33%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.33%) RESTful
7 2 (0.33%) YAML
8 1 (0.16%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 1 (0.16%) MFC
8 1 (0.16%) Middleware
8 1 (0.16%) Regular Expression
8 1 (0.16%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 41 (6.68%) Data Centre
2 37 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
3 22 (3.58%) Clustering
4 21 (3.42%) Replication
5 16 (2.61%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.12%) Blackberry
7 11 (1.79%) Virtual Team
8 10 (1.63%) iPad
9 9 (1.47%) iPhone
9 9 (1.47%) Online Banking
10 8 (1.30%) Fat Client
10 8 (1.30%) PKI
10 8 (1.30%) Thin Client
11 7 (1.14%) Computer Science
11 7 (1.14%) EMC VNX
12 6 (0.98%) FMCG
13 5 (0.81%) Client/Server
14 4 (0.65%) CMDB
14 4 (0.65%) Driving Licence
14 4 (0.65%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 614 (100.00%) Windows
2 255 (41.53%) Windows Server
3 172 (28.01%) Windows 10
4 134 (21.82%) Windows 7
5 125 (20.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 108 (17.59%) Linux
7 69 (11.24%) Windows Server 2008
8 49 (7.98%) Windows Server 2003
9 39 (6.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 35 (5.70%) Unix
11 23 (3.75%) Android
11 23 (3.75%) CentOS
12 19 (3.09%) Windows 8
13 16 (2.61%) Mac OS X
14 14 (2.28%) Apple iOS
14 14 (2.28%) Windows XP
15 10 (1.63%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.98%) VMS
17 4 (0.65%) OpenVMS
17 4 (0.65%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 126 (20.52%) DevOps
2 107 (17.43%) Migration
3 73 (11.89%) ITIL
4 54 (8.79%) Agile Software Development
5 40 (6.51%) Continuous Integration
5 40 (6.51%) Task Automation
6 33 (5.37%) Configuration Management
7 27 (4.40%) Open Source
8 23 (3.75%) Scrum
9 21 (3.42%) Application Packaging
9 21 (3.42%) Patch Management
10 20 (3.26%) Incident Management
10 20 (3.26%) Service Delivery
11 19 (3.09%) Root Cause Analysis
12 18 (2.93%) Change Management
12 18 (2.93%) Service Management
13 17 (2.77%) Problem Management
14 15 (2.44%) Project Management
15 14 (2.28%) Continuous Delivery
15 14 (2.28%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 190 (30.94%) PowerShell
2 57 (9.28%) SQL
3 21 (3.42%) Bash Shell
4 17 (2.77%) C#
5 15 (2.44%) Shell Script
6 13 (2.12%) VBScript
7 12 (1.95%) JavaScript
7 12 (1.95%) PHP
7 12 (1.95%) Python
8 10 (1.63%) C++
8 10 (1.63%) Java
9 6 (0.98%) C
10 5 (0.81%) Perl
10 5 (0.81%) Ruby
11 4 (0.65%) PL/SQL
12 3 (0.49%) Bourne shell
12 3 (0.49%) Korn
12 3 (0.49%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.16%) Pascal
13 1 (0.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (7.00%) Security Cleared
2 32 (5.21%) SC Cleared
3 29 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
4 14 (2.28%) Degree
5 13 (2.12%) MCSA
5 13 (2.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (1.95%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (1.79%) MCSE
8 10 (1.63%) CCNA
9 9 (1.47%) MCP
10 8 (1.30%) MCITP
10 8 (1.30%) MCTS
11 7 (1.14%) DV Cleared
12 4 (0.65%) Computer Science Degree
13 3 (0.49%) A+ Certification
13 3 (0.49%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.49%) Citrix Certification
13 3 (0.49%) VCP5
14 2 (0.33%) CCA
14 2 (0.33%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.58%) SLA
2 10 (1.63%) QA
3 6 (0.98%) GDPR
4 3 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.49%) PMO
5 1 (0.16%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.16%) GCP
System Software
1 249 (40.55%) Active Directory
2 82 (13.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (7.98%) Hyper-V
4 40 (6.51%) VMware ESXi
5 37 (6.03%) vSphere
6 28 (4.56%) Microsoft App-V
6 28 (4.56%) XenApp
7 20 (3.26%) BitLocker
8 18 (2.93%) Docker
9 14 (2.28%) Samba
9 14 (2.28%) Virtual Machines
10 13 (2.12%) XenDesktop
11 9 (1.47%) vCloud
11 9 (1.47%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (1.30%) DFS Replication
12 8 (1.30%) Virtual Desktop
13 3 (0.49%) Firmware
13 3 (0.49%) Terminal Server
13 3 (0.49%) VMware Workstation
14 2 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 124 (20.20%) SCCM
2 40 (6.51%) Puppet
3 33 (5.37%) Opscode Chef
4 28 (4.56%) Ansible
5 26 (4.23%) SCOM
6 20 (3.26%) Microsoft Intune
7 19 (3.09%) WMI
8 17 (2.77%) AirWatch
9 14 (2.28%) Nagios
10 10 (1.63%) vCenter Server
10 10 (1.63%) WSUS
11 9 (1.47%) PowerCLI
12 8 (1.30%) Terraform
13 7 (1.14%) Icinga
13 7 (1.14%) Jamf Pro
13 7 (1.14%) NetBackup
14 6 (0.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
15 5 (0.81%) Failover Clustering
15 5 (0.81%) HP Data Protector
16 3 (0.49%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 197 (32.08%) Microsoft
2 187 (30.46%) VMware
3 74 (12.05%) Citrix
4 69 (11.24%) Cisco
5 42 (6.84%) HP
6 32 (5.21%) Red Hat
7 28 (4.56%) SolarWinds
8 27 (4.40%) Apple
9 26 (4.23%) Dell
10 22 (3.58%) NetApp
10 22 (3.58%) Splunk
11 19 (3.09%) Atlassian
11 19 (3.09%) Oracle
12 16 (2.61%) Juniper
12 16 (2.61%) Mitel
13 14 (2.28%) Symantec
14 12 (1.95%) AppDynamics
14 12 (1.95%) Dynatrace
14 12 (1.95%) EMC
14 12 (1.95%) Fortinet