Period
to 5 April 2020

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £325 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

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
5 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 312 291 384
Rank change year-on-year -21 +93 -48
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 161 388 277
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.64% 0.91% 0.59%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.68% 0.96% 0.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 127 286 205
Median daily rate £325 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.16% -7.50% -
10th Percentile £150 £151 £181
90th Percentile £490 £553 £575
England median daily rate £200 £325 £349
% change year-on-year -38.46% -6.88% -0.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 15 2
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.95 £11.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.60% +44.26% -34.72%
10th Percentile £11.84 £13.55 £9.15
90th Percentile £35.00 £27.73 £14.35
England median hourly rate £14.39 £15.00 £17.50
% change year-on-year -4.07% -14.29% +10.34%

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 23,519 40,529 44,181
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 93.42% 94.70% 94.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 16,520 29,011 31,982
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £300 £313 £306
90th Percentile £688 £675 £675
England median daily rate £473 £475 £450
% change year-on-year -0.53% +5.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 530 683
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.73% +2.33% -4.44%
10th Percentile £14.00 £12.73 £12.25
90th Percentile £58.25 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.70
% change year-on-year +6.95% - -

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 5 April 2020.

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
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Windows Engineer in London over the 6 months to 5 April 2020.

Hourly rate histogram 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 5 April 2020. 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
Central London +31 33 £325 -7.14% 13
West London +27 8 £183 -57.06% 2
East London +48 6 £315 -28.00% 1
South London +26 5 £356 +5.56%
North London +20 1 £188 -55.88%
Windows Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 5 April 2020, 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.

1 161 (100.00%) Windows
2 82 (50.93%) Windows 10
3 76 (47.20%) Active Directory
4 70 (43.48%) Microsoft
5 60 (37.27%) Windows Server
6 54 (33.54%) Office 365
7 46 (28.57%) SCCM
8 45 (27.95%) Azure
9 34 (21.12%) VMware
10 33 (20.50%) PowerShell
11 31 (19.25%) Migration
12 30 (18.63%) DNS
13 29 (18.01%) Finance
14 27 (16.77%) Microsoft Office
15 23 (14.29%) Public Sector
16 22 (13.66%) Firewall
17 21 (13.04%) Windows 7
17 21 (13.04%) IaaS
18 20 (12.42%) Windows Server 2016
18 20 (12.42%) Windows Server 2008
18 20 (12.42%) Linux
19 19 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
20 18 (11.18%) ITIL
21 17 (10.56%) Windows Server 2012
21 17 (10.56%) DHCP
22 16 (9.94%) Cisco
22 16 (9.94%) Citrix
22 16 (9.94%) SQL
22 16 (9.94%) Microsoft Intune
22 16 (9.94%) Problem-Solving

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 12 (7.45%) MS Exchange
2 8 (4.97%) SharePoint
3 5 (3.11%) Apache
3 5 (3.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (1.86%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.24%) Confluence
5 2 (1.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (1.24%) IIS
6 1 (0.62%) OpenStack
6 1 (0.62%) Oracle Workflow
6 1 (0.62%) Tomcat
Applications
1 27 (16.77%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.24%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.62%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 54 (33.54%) Office 365
2 45 (27.95%) Azure
3 21 (13.04%) IaaS
4 15 (9.32%) PaaS
5 10 (6.21%) SaaS
6 5 (3.11%) AWS
7 4 (2.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.86%) OneDrive
9 2 (1.24%) GCP
9 2 (1.24%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.24%) PowerApps
9 2 (1.24%) Slack
10 1 (0.62%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.62%) G Suite
10 1 (0.62%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (18.63%) DNS
2 22 (13.66%) Firewall
3 17 (10.56%) DHCP
4 9 (5.59%) SAN
5 5 (3.11%) LAN
5 5 (3.11%) NetScaler
6 3 (1.86%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (1.86%) Kerberos
6 3 (1.86%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (1.86%) WAN
7 2 (1.24%) Internet
7 2 (1.24%) Skype
7 2 (1.24%) SMTP
7 2 (1.24%) VLAN
7 2 (1.24%) VPN
7 2 (1.24%) WAAS
8 1 (0.62%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (0.62%) Intranet
8 1 (0.62%) MPLS
8 1 (0.62%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (8.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.86%) MySQL
3 2 (1.24%) Relational Database
4 1 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (0.62%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (0.62%) Power BI
4 1 (0.62%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.86%) Git (software)
1 3 (1.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.24%) Cucumber
2 2 (1.24%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.24%) JIRA
2 2 (1.24%) Sonatype Nexus
3 1 (0.62%) GitLab
3 1 (0.62%) InstallShield
3 1 (0.62%) MSI
General
1 29 (18.01%) Finance
2 23 (14.29%) Public Sector
3 10 (6.21%) Banking
3 10 (6.21%) Marketing
3 10 (6.21%) Telecoms
4 9 (5.59%) Electronics
4 9 (5.59%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.11%) Back Office
6 3 (1.86%) Law
7 2 (1.24%) Financial Institution
7 2 (1.24%) Local Government
7 2 (1.24%) Retail
8 1 (0.62%) French Language
8 1 (0.62%) German Language
8 1 (0.62%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.62%) Police
8 1 (0.62%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.21%) Velocity
2 3 (1.86%) LAMP
3 2 (1.24%) ADSI
3 2 (1.24%) LDAP
3 2 (1.24%) X-Windows
4 1 (0.62%) .NET
4 1 (0.62%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (0.62%) FIX Protocol
4 1 (0.62%) Spring
4 1 (0.62%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (6.83%) Social Media
2 5 (3.11%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (2.48%) PKI
4 3 (1.86%) Blackberry
4 3 (1.86%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (1.86%) NHS
4 3 (1.86%) Video Conferencing
5 2 (1.24%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.24%) Hedge funds
5 2 (1.24%) iPhone
5 2 (1.24%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.62%) BYOD
6 1 (0.62%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.62%) CMDB
6 1 (0.62%) Equities
6 1 (0.62%) iPad
6 1 (0.62%) Management Information System
6 1 (0.62%) Replication
6 1 (0.62%) SWIFT
6 1 (0.62%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 161 (100.00%) Windows
2 82 (50.93%) Windows 10
3 60 (37.27%) Windows Server
4 21 (13.04%) Windows 7
5 20 (12.42%) Linux
5 20 (12.42%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (12.42%) Windows Server 2016
6 17 (10.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (4.97%) Unix
8 4 (2.48%) Mac OS
8 4 (2.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.48%) Windows Server 2003
8 4 (2.48%) Windows Server 2019
9 3 (1.86%) Android
9 3 (1.86%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.24%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.62%) CentOS
11 1 (0.62%) Mac OS X Server
11 1 (0.62%) Solaris
11 1 (0.62%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (19.25%) Migration
2 18 (11.18%) ITIL
3 16 (9.94%) Problem-Solving
4 15 (9.32%) Mobile Device Management
5 14 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 10 (6.21%) E-Discovery
6 10 (6.21%) Programme Management
6 10 (6.21%) Remediation Plan
7 9 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
7 9 (5.59%) Digital Marketing
8 8 (4.97%) Change Management
8 8 (4.97%) Server Building
9 7 (4.35%) Asset Management
9 7 (4.35%) DevOps
9 7 (4.35%) Incident Management
10 6 (3.73%) Release Management
10 6 (3.73%) Root Cause Analysis
10 6 (3.73%) Technical Leadership
11 5 (3.11%) Privileged Access Management
11 5 (3.11%) Server Hardening
Programming Languages
1 33 (20.50%) PowerShell
2 16 (9.94%) SQL
3 5 (3.11%) PHP
4 3 (1.86%) Perl
4 3 (1.86%) Python
4 3 (1.86%) Shell Script
5 2 (1.24%) VB
5 2 (1.24%) VBScript
5 2 (1.24%) XPath
6 1 (0.62%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.62%) C
6 1 (0.62%) C++
6 1 (0.62%) VBA
Qualifications
1 8 (4.97%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (3.73%) MCSE
2 6 (3.73%) SC Cleared
2 6 (3.73%) Security Cleared
3 4 (2.48%) Degree
4 3 (1.86%) DBS Check
4 3 (1.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.24%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (1.24%) MCSA
6 1 (0.62%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.62%) ACSP
6 1 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (0.62%) CCENT
6 1 (0.62%) CCNA
6 1 (0.62%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.62%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.62%) MCITP
6 1 (0.62%) MCTS
6 1 (0.62%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.83%) GDPR
2 3 (1.86%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (1.86%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 2 (1.24%) SLA
4 1 (0.62%) NIST
System Software
1 76 (47.20%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (8.07%) Hyper-V
5 7 (4.35%) XenApp
6 5 (3.11%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 4 (2.48%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (1.86%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (1.24%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
9 2 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (1.24%) Terminal Server
9 2 (1.24%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (1.24%) VMware Server
9 2 (1.24%) vSphere
9 2 (1.24%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.62%) BitLocker
10 1 (0.62%) Docker
10 1 (0.62%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 46 (28.57%) SCCM
2 16 (9.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 9 (5.59%) SCOM
4 7 (4.35%) AirWatch
4 7 (4.35%) WSUS
5 5 (3.11%) Ansible
6 4 (2.48%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.86%) Puppet
7 3 (1.86%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.24%) Control-M
8 2 (1.24%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 2 (1.24%) HP SIM
8 2 (1.24%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.24%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.24%) Terraform
8 2 (1.24%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.62%) DatAdvantage
9 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.62%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.62%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 70 (43.48%) Microsoft
2 34 (21.12%) VMware
3 16 (9.94%) Cisco
3 16 (9.94%) Citrix
4 10 (6.21%) Dell
5 9 (5.59%) SAP
6 8 (4.97%) HP
7 5 (3.11%) Apple
7 5 (3.11%) EMC
8 4 (2.48%) Bloomberg
8 4 (2.48%) Palo Alto
8 4 (2.48%) SolarWinds
8 4 (2.48%) Symantec
9 3 (1.86%) Barracuda Networks
9 3 (1.86%) MobileIron
9 3 (1.86%) NetApp
9 3 (1.86%) Red Hat
9 3 (1.86%) Reuters
9 3 (1.86%) Tanium
9 3 (1.86%) Veritas