The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £388 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 27 June 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
England / London
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 300 269 207
Rank change year-on-year -31 -62  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 125 165 256
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.60% 0.76% 1.11%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.63% 0.80% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 90 113 177
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.89% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £175 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £545 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £300 £315 £275
% change year-on-year -4.76% +14.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 9
Median hourly rate £17.75 £19.75 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.12% +9.84%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.70 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £26.90 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £15.25 £17.00
% change year-on-year +11.47% -10.29%  

The next table is for comparison with the above and includes summary statistics for all job roles in contract job vacancies advertised in London. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such, the figures in the first row provide an indication of the number of contract jobs in our overall sample.

Contract IT Job Roles
London
Contract job vacancies with a job title containing a recognized job role 19752 20748 21808
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.88% 95.27% 94.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 14071 15056 15231
Median daily rate £500 £463 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.10% +5.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £298 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £601
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £370
% change year-on-year - +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 251 228 364
Median hourly rate £19.82 £17.89 £19.61
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.81% -8.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.85 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £42.60 £52.17
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £16.14
% change year-on-year - +8.42%  

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London that featured Windows Engineer in the job title.

Job vacancy trend for Windows Engineer in London

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Windows Engineer in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Windows Engineer in London

Windows Engineer
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in London over the 3 months to 27 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Windows Engineer in London

Windows Engineer
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in London.

Contractor 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 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London -11 13 £400 +21.21% 10
Enfield - 1 - - 1
Uxbridge - 1 - -
Paddington - 1 £200 -
Windows Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 London region featuring Windows Engineer in the job title.

1 252 (100.00%) Windows
2 131 (51.98%) Active Directory
3 103 (40.87%) PowerShell
4 96 (38.10%) Windows Server
5 80 (31.75%) Microsoft
6 66 (26.19%) VMware
7 63 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 63 (25.00%) DevOps
8 62 (24.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 58 (23.02%) Migration
10 56 (22.22%) Linux
11 53 (21.03%) SCCM
12 49 (19.44%) Windows 10
13 48 (19.05%) Finance
14 39 (15.48%) Windows 7
14 39 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
15 36 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
16 35 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
16 35 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
16 35 (13.89%) Office 365
17 34 (13.49%) Banking
17 34 (13.49%) IIS
18 32 (12.70%) DNS
18 32 (12.70%) Citrix
19 31 (12.30%) Configuration Management
20 29 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
21 28 (11.11%) TeamCity
22 27 (10.71%) ITIL
23 26 (10.32%) SQL Server
23 26 (10.32%) .NET

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 34 (13.49%) IIS
2 22 (8.73%) MS Exchange
3 13 (5.16%) Tomcat
4 12 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (4.37%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.78%) SharePoint
7 6 (2.38%) Skype for Business
8 5 (1.98%) Confluence
8 5 (1.98%) JBoss
8 5 (1.98%) WebLogic
9 4 (1.59%) Apache
9 4 (1.59%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.79%) Documentum
11 2 (0.79%) MS Project Server
11 2 (0.79%) nginx
11 2 (0.79%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.40%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (0.40%) GroupWise
Applications
1 36 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.57%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.79%) 3ds Max
3 2 (0.79%) AutoCAD
3 2 (0.79%) CINEMA 4D
3 2 (0.79%) Microsoft Project
3 2 (0.79%) SketchUp
4 1 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 2 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
1 2 (0.79%) WebTrends
2 1 (0.40%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 39 (15.48%) Amazon AWS
2 35 (13.89%) Microsoft Azure
2 35 (13.89%) Office 365
3 12 (4.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 8 (3.17%) Azure Active Directory
5 6 (2.38%) IaaS
6 4 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
6 4 (1.59%) Datadog
6 4 (1.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 3 (1.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 3 (1.19%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
8 2 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
8 2 (0.79%) G Suite
8 2 (0.79%) GitHub
8 2 (0.79%) Route 53
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (0.40%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.40%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 32 (12.70%) DNS
2 21 (8.33%) Firewall
2 21 (8.33%) TCP/IP
3 16 (6.35%) LAN
3 16 (6.35%) SAN
4 14 (5.56%) WAN
5 12 (4.76%) DHCP
6 11 (4.37%) SSL
7 8 (3.17%) Internet
7 8 (3.17%) VPN
8 7 (2.78%) HTTP
8 7 (2.78%) NAS
9 4 (1.59%) iSCSI
9 4 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
9 4 (1.59%) Wireless
10 3 (1.19%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (1.19%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (1.19%) LDAP
10 3 (1.19%) NetScaler
10 3 (1.19%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (10.32%) SQL Server
2 10 (3.97%) MySQL
3 8 (3.17%) Redis
4 6 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.98%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
7 3 (1.19%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.79%) Blockchain
8 2 (0.79%) Riak
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 1 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
9 1 (0.40%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.40%) Azure SQL Database
9 1 (0.40%) Big Data
9 1 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.40%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.40%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.40%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 28 (11.11%) TeamCity
2 21 (8.33%) Jenkins
2 21 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 16 (6.35%) Git (software)
4 9 (3.57%) GitLab
5 8 (3.17%) Team Foundation Server
6 7 (2.78%) MSBuild
7 6 (2.38%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 5 (1.98%) JIRA
8 5 (1.98%) MSI
8 5 (1.98%) Sonatype Nexus
9 4 (1.59%) NuGet
10 3 (1.19%) Hudson
11 2 (0.79%) Apache Archiva
11 2 (0.79%) Artifactory
11 2 (0.79%) Subversion
11 2 (0.79%) Vagrant
11 2 (0.79%) Visual Studio
12 1 (0.40%) Maven
12 1 (0.40%) NUnit
General
1 48 (19.05%) Finance
2 34 (13.49%) Banking
3 7 (2.78%) Investment Banking
4 6 (2.38%) Games
5 5 (1.98%) Retail
6 4 (1.59%) Back Office
6 4 (1.59%) Financial Institution
6 4 (1.59%) Law
6 4 (1.59%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.19%) Legal
8 2 (0.79%) Advertising
8 2 (0.79%) Electronics
8 2 (0.79%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.79%) Marketing
9 1 (0.40%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (10.32%) .NET
2 14 (5.56%) Web Services
3 9 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
3 9 (3.57%) JSON
4 8 (3.17%) Hibernate
4 8 (3.17%) RabbitMQ
4 8 (3.17%) Spring
5 7 (2.78%) XML
6 6 (2.38%) HTML
6 6 (2.38%) WebSphere MQ
7 5 (1.98%) Middleware
7 5 (1.98%) OAuth
7 5 (1.98%) RESTful
8 3 (1.19%) .NET Framework
8 3 (1.19%) MSMQ
8 3 (1.19%) Software Packaging
9 2 (0.79%) ASP.NET
9 2 (0.79%) SAML
10 1 (0.40%) ADO.NET
10 1 (0.40%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (6.35%) Data Centre
2 12 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (3.97%) Clustering
4 8 (3.17%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.98%) Blackberry
5 5 (1.98%) iPhone
6 4 (1.59%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (1.59%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.59%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.19%) EPoS
7 3 (1.19%) iPad
7 3 (1.19%) Replication
8 2 (0.79%) Digital Media
8 2 (0.79%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.79%) Internet of Things
8 2 (0.79%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.40%) Data Structures
9 1 (0.40%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.40%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.40%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 252 (100.00%) Windows
2 96 (38.10%) Windows Server
3 63 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 62 (24.60%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (22.22%) Linux
6 49 (19.44%) Windows 10
7 39 (15.48%) Windows 7
8 19 (7.54%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (6.35%) Unix
10 15 (5.95%) Mac OS X
10 15 (5.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (3.97%) CentOS
12 8 (3.17%) Android
13 6 (2.38%) Mac OS
14 5 (1.98%) Apple iOS
14 5 (1.98%) Windows 8
15 4 (1.59%) Ubuntu
16 3 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
16 3 (1.19%) Windows XP
17 2 (0.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (25.00%) DevOps
2 58 (23.02%) Migration
3 31 (12.30%) Configuration Management
4 29 (11.51%) Agile Software Development
5 27 (10.71%) ITIL
6 17 (6.75%) Scrum
7 11 (4.37%) Continuous Delivery
7 11 (4.37%) Task Automation
8 10 (3.97%) Change Management
8 10 (3.97%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (3.97%) Data Migration
8 10 (3.97%) Project Management
9 9 (3.57%) Kanban
10 8 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
10 8 (3.17%) ITIL V3
11 7 (2.78%) High Availability
11 7 (2.78%) Load Balancing
12 6 (2.38%) Analytics
12 6 (2.38%) Application Packaging
12 6 (2.38%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 103 (40.87%) PowerShell
2 23 (9.13%) SQL
3 21 (8.33%) Java
4 15 (5.95%) Ruby
5 11 (4.37%) VBScript
6 10 (3.97%) C#
7 8 (3.17%) Python
8 6 (2.38%) PHP
9 4 (1.59%) Perl
10 3 (1.19%) Bash Shell
10 3 (1.19%) VB
10 3 (1.19%) VB.NET
11 2 (0.79%) C
11 2 (0.79%) C++
11 2 (0.79%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.40%) Bourne shell
12 1 (0.40%) JavaScript
12 1 (0.40%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.40%) VB6
12 1 (0.40%) VBA
Qualifications
1 19 (7.54%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (7.14%) Security Cleared
3 12 (4.76%) Degree
3 12 (4.76%) SC Cleared
4 10 (3.97%) MCSE
5 6 (2.38%) MCTS
6 5 (1.98%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (1.59%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.59%) MCP
8 3 (1.19%) A+ Certification
8 3 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (0.79%) AWS Certification
9 2 (0.79%) CCNA
9 2 (0.79%) MCITP
9 2 (0.79%) MCSA
10 1 (0.40%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (0.40%) DBS Check
10 1 (0.40%) GISP
10 1 (0.40%) JNCIA
10 1 (0.40%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.38%) SLA
2 2 (0.79%) PMO
3 1 (0.40%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.40%) QA
3 1 (0.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 131 (51.98%) Active Directory
2 35 (13.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (6.35%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.95%) XenApp
5 10 (3.97%) Docker
5 10 (3.97%) vSphere
6 8 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.19%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.19%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.19%) Firmware
9 3 (1.19%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.40%) KVM
10 1 (0.40%) vCloud
10 1 (0.40%) Virtual Desktop
10 1 (0.40%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.40%) Xen
Systems Management
1 53 (21.03%) SCCM
2 21 (8.33%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (7.54%) Puppet
4 16 (6.35%) SCOM
5 13 (5.16%) Ansible
6 12 (4.76%) Nagios
7 8 (3.17%) SCVMM
8 7 (2.78%) SCOrch
9 5 (1.98%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (1.98%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
10 4 (1.59%) ThinApp
11 3 (1.19%) Kubernetes
11 3 (1.19%) SCSM
11 3 (1.19%) Terraform
11 3 (1.19%) WSUS
12 2 (0.79%) Dollar Universe
12 2 (0.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 2 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
12 2 (0.79%) vMotion
Vendors
1 80 (31.75%) Microsoft
2 66 (26.19%) VMware
3 32 (12.70%) Citrix
4 20 (7.94%) Cisco
5 15 (5.95%) Apple
5 15 (5.95%) NetApp
6 12 (4.76%) Symantec
7 11 (4.37%) HP
8 10 (3.97%) Oracle
9 9 (3.57%) Google
10 7 (2.78%) Altiris
10 7 (2.78%) Dell
10 7 (2.78%) IBM
10 7 (2.78%) Splunk
11 6 (2.38%) Red Hat
12 5 (1.98%) ServiceNow
13 4 (1.59%) Atlassian
13 4 (1.59%) Bloomberg
13 4 (1.59%) New Relic
13 4 (1.59%) Sophos
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Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Rate: £Market
Posted: 10 hours ago
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Rate: £28000 - £30000 per annum + great benefits
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