Period
to 27 January 2022

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

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
England > London
6 months to
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 417 320 306
Rank change year-on-year -97 -14 +9
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 170 89 223
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.45% 0.50% 0.75%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.49% 0.54% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 136 70 181
10th Percentile £163 £167 £138
25th Percentile £218 £235 £181
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £425 £400 £340
Median % change year-on-year +6.25% +17.65% -2.86%
75th Percentile £510 £500 £438
90th Percentile £581 £550 £500
England median daily rate £300 £290 £202
% change year-on-year +3.45% +43.39% -37.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
10th Percentile - - £12.50
25th Percentile - - £12.88
Median hourly rate - - £15.48
75th Percentile - - £16.67
90th Percentile - - £23.88
England median hourly rate £14.82 £15.70 £14.51
% change year-on-year -5.58% +8.17% +7.48%

The following table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London. 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
London
Contract vacancies in London with a recognized job title 35,041 16,484 27,841
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.18% 91.94% 93.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 25,528 12,008 20,312
10th Percentile £363 £313 £300
25th Percentile £463 £406 £406
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £670 £600 £600
90th Percentile £750 £700 £688
England median daily rate £525 £475 £463
% change year-on-year +10.53% +2.70% -0.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 136 361
10th Percentile £14.93 £18.25 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.94 £22.52 £16.08
Median hourly rate £35.00 £33.52 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +4.43% +59.60% +7.69%
75th Percentile £49.25 £52.06 £39.25
90th Percentile £64.00 £64.50 £52.50
England median hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +25.00% -

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in London

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Windows Engineer in London

Windows Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Windows Engineer in London over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Windows Engineer in London

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Windows Engineer in London

Windows Engineer
Contract Job Locations in London

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 London region over the 6 months to 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -43 14 £438 +34.62% 11
West London -17 7 £200 -55.56% 2
East London -8 2 £245 +2.08% 3
South London -12 2 £175 +20.69% 1
Windows Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 London region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 170 (100.00%) Windows
2 92 (54.12%) Active Directory
3 81 (47.65%) Windows Server
4 72 (42.35%) Microsoft
5 67 (39.41%) Windows 10
6 62 (36.47%) Microsoft 365
6 62 (36.47%) VMware
7 53 (31.18%) PowerShell
8 51 (30.00%) SCCM
9 46 (27.06%) Azure
10 43 (25.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 37 (21.76%) Finance
11 37 (21.76%) VMware Infrastructure
12 27 (15.88%) Ansible
13 26 (15.29%) Social Skills
14 22 (12.94%) ITIL
15 21 (12.35%) Banking
16 20 (11.76%) Windows Server 2016
16 20 (11.76%) Citrix
16 20 (11.76%) Migration
17 18 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
17 18 (10.59%) DevOps
18 17 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
18 17 (10.00%) DNS
19 15 (8.82%) TCP/IP
19 15 (8.82%) Data Centre
20 14 (8.24%) Microsoft Intune
20 14 (8.24%) Kerberos
20 14 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
20 14 (8.24%) AWS

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 9 (5.29%) IIS
1 9 (5.29%) SharePoint
2 6 (3.53%) Confluence
2 6 (3.53%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (2.35%) MS Exchange
4 2 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (0.59%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.59%) JBoss
5 1 (0.59%) WebSphere
Applications
1 17 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.94%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.59%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 62 (36.47%) Microsoft 365
2 46 (27.06%) Azure
3 14 (8.24%) AWS
4 10 (5.88%) SaaS
5 6 (3.53%) Nutanix
6 5 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (2.94%) GitHub
7 4 (2.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 4 (2.35%) GCP
7 4 (2.35%) IaaS
8 3 (1.76%) PaaS
9 2 (1.18%) Azure Storage
9 2 (1.18%) Power Platform
10 1 (0.59%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.59%) Google Workspace
10 1 (0.59%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.59%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (10.00%) DNS
2 15 (8.82%) TCP/IP
3 14 (8.24%) Kerberos
4 11 (6.47%) Firewall
5 7 (4.12%) DHCP
5 7 (4.12%) LAN
5 7 (4.12%) SSL
5 7 (4.12%) VPN
6 6 (3.53%) HTTPS
6 6 (3.53%) Wireshark
7 4 (2.35%) IPv4
7 4 (2.35%) Network Security
7 4 (2.35%) VoIP
7 4 (2.35%) WebEx
8 2 (1.18%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.59%) Internet
9 1 (0.59%) VLAN
9 1 (0.59%) WAN
9 1 (0.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (1.76%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.18%) Power BI
3 1 (0.59%) Big Data
3 1 (0.59%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 8 (4.71%) JIRA
2 6 (3.53%) Artifactory
2 6 (3.53%) TeamCity
3 5 (2.94%) Git (software)
3 5 (2.94%) Subversion
4 2 (1.18%) Jenkins
4 2 (1.18%) MSI
5 1 (0.59%) InstallShield
5 1 (0.59%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 37 (21.76%) Finance
2 26 (15.29%) Social Skills
3 21 (12.35%) Banking
4 8 (4.71%) Organisational Skills
4 8 (4.71%) Telecoms
5 6 (3.53%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (3.53%) Public Sector
6 4 (2.35%) Electronics
6 4 (2.35%) Manufacturing
6 4 (2.35%) Marketing
7 3 (1.76%) Financial Institution
7 3 (1.76%) French Language
7 3 (1.76%) Investment Banking
8 2 (1.18%) Documentation Skills
8 2 (1.18%) Front Office
8 2 (1.18%) German Language
8 2 (1.18%) Multimedia
8 2 (1.18%) Retail
8 2 (1.18%) Spanish Language
9 1 (0.59%) Legal
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.12%) Middleware
2 6 (3.53%) LDAP
3 5 (2.94%) REST
4 2 (1.18%) SAML
5 1 (0.59%) .NET
5 1 (0.59%) EDI
5 1 (0.59%) JFC
5 1 (0.59%) OAuth
5 1 (0.59%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.59%) SPNEGO
Miscellaneous
1 15 (8.82%) Data Centre
2 8 (4.71%) Clustering
2 8 (4.71%) Data Protection Act
2 8 (4.71%) Replication
3 7 (4.12%) Hedge funds
4 4 (2.35%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (1.76%) iPhone
5 3 (1.76%) NHS
6 2 (1.18%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.18%) Driving Licence
6 2 (1.18%) EPoS
6 2 (1.18%) Fat Client
6 2 (1.18%) iPad
6 2 (1.18%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.18%) Smartphone
6 2 (1.18%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.59%) Analytical Mindset
7 1 (0.59%) BYOD
7 1 (0.59%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (0.59%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 170 (100.00%) Windows
2 81 (47.65%) Windows Server
3 67 (39.41%) Windows 10
4 20 (11.76%) Windows Server 2016
5 18 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (7.06%) Windows Server 2019
7 11 (6.47%) Mac OS X
7 11 (6.47%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (5.88%) Linux
8 10 (5.88%) Windows 7
9 8 (4.71%) Mac OS
10 7 (4.12%) Android
11 5 (2.94%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (1.18%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.59%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.59%) VMS
14 1 (0.59%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (25.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 22 (12.94%) ITIL
3 20 (11.76%) Migration
4 18 (10.59%) DevOps
5 14 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (6.47%) ITSM
7 10 (5.88%) Data Protection
8 9 (5.29%) CI/CD
8 9 (5.29%) Configuration Management
8 9 (5.29%) Problem-Solving
8 9 (5.29%) Vulnerability Management
9 8 (4.71%) Change Management
9 8 (4.71%) Service Management
9 8 (4.71%) Time Management
10 7 (4.12%) Customer Requirements
10 7 (4.12%) High Availability
10 7 (4.12%) Project Delivery
11 6 (3.53%) Capacity Management
11 6 (3.53%) Decision-Making
11 6 (3.53%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 53 (31.18%) PowerShell
2 11 (6.47%) SQL
3 7 (4.12%) Python
4 5 (2.94%) VBA
5 4 (2.35%) VBScript
6 2 (1.18%) C#
6 2 (1.18%) Perl
6 2 (1.18%) Ruby
6 2 (1.18%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.59%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (2.94%) DBS Check
2 4 (2.35%) Degree
2 4 (2.35%) MCSE
2 4 (2.35%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.76%) SC Cleared
3 3 (1.76%) Security Cleared
4 2 (1.18%) CISSP
4 2 (1.18%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (0.59%) A+ Certification
5 1 (0.59%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (0.59%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (0.59%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.71%) SLA
2 6 (3.53%) GDPR
3 4 (2.35%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.59%) COBIT
4 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.59%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 1 (0.59%) NIST
4 1 (0.59%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 92 (54.12%) Active Directory
2 37 (21.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (7.06%) Virtual Servers
4 11 (6.47%) VMware ESXi
5 10 (5.88%) vSphere
6 7 (4.12%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (3.53%) XenApp
8 4 (2.35%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (2.35%) NFS
8 4 (2.35%) Virtual Desktop
8 4 (2.35%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.76%) Hyper-V
9 3 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.18%) VirtualBox
11 1 (0.59%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.59%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.59%) Docker
11 1 (0.59%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.59%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 51 (30.00%) SCCM
2 27 (15.88%) Ansible
3 14 (8.24%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (4.12%) PowerCLI
4 7 (4.12%) SCOM
4 7 (4.12%) Terraform
5 6 (3.53%) BladeLogic
5 6 (3.53%) ITRS Geneos
5 6 (3.53%) Nessus
5 6 (3.53%) QRadar
6 5 (2.94%) Control-M
6 5 (2.94%) EMC NetWorker
6 5 (2.94%) Netcool
6 5 (2.94%) Tivoli
6 5 (2.94%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (2.35%) AirWatch
7 4 (2.35%) Jamf Pro
7 4 (2.35%) Puppet
8 3 (1.76%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.76%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 72 (42.35%) Microsoft
2 62 (36.47%) VMware
3 20 (11.76%) Citrix
4 11 (6.47%) Qualys
4 11 (6.47%) Splunk
5 8 (4.71%) Apple
6 7 (4.12%) Cisco
6 7 (4.12%) NetApp
7 6 (3.53%) Altiris
7 6 (3.53%) HP
7 6 (3.53%) IBM
8 5 (2.94%) BMC
8 5 (2.94%) CyberArk
8 5 (2.94%) EMC
8 5 (2.94%) ServiceNow
9 4 (2.35%) Dell
9 4 (2.35%) Meraki
9 4 (2.35%) Oracle
9 4 (2.35%) SAP
9 4 (2.35%) SolarWinds