Period
to 24 November 2017

The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £425 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 338 367 301
Rank change year-on-year +29 -66 -37
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 321 267 342
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.68% 0.59% 0.73%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.72% 0.62% 0.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 204 179 216
London median daily rate £425 £388 £339
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +14.39% +4.23%
10th Percentile £163 £164 £158
90th Percentile £575 £519 £488
England median daily rate £355 £320 £300
% change year-on-year +10.94% +6.67% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 21
London median hourly rate £45.00 £18.00 £17.98
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +150.00% +0.11% +24.00%
10th Percentile £12.60 £11.95 £12.04
90th Percentile £165.00 £24.10 £43.00
England median hourly rate £16.81 £17.75 £17.35
% change year-on-year -5.32% +2.31% +13.77%

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 44654 42830 44617
% of contract IT jobs with a recognized job title 94.81% 94.96% 95.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 32346 30451 31444
London median daily rate £495 £463 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +2.78% +5.88%
10th Percentile £300 £288 £269
90th Percentile £663 £638 £638
England median daily rate £450 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 540 562 687
London median hourly rate £20.22 £19.23 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.14% +1.21% +8.57%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.41 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.64
England median hourly rate £18.50 £18.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year - +2.78% +9.09%

Windows Engineer
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

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 6 months to 24 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Windows Engineer in London over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor 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 24 November 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
Central London -7 43 £425 +10.75% 12
West London -6 13 £138 -50.00% 1
South London -19 9 £290 +11.54% 1
North London -9 4 - -
East London -9 3 £400 +45.45% 1
Windows Engineer
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 November 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.

1 321 (100.00%) Windows
2 147 (45.79%) Windows Server
3 137 (42.68%) PowerShell
4 123 (38.32%) Active Directory
5 110 (34.27%) VMware
6 102 (31.78%) Finance
7 91 (28.35%) Microsoft
8 86 (26.79%) DevOps
9 82 (25.55%) Microsoft Azure
10 81 (25.23%) Office 365
11 76 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
12 75 (23.36%) Windows 10
12 75 (23.36%) Linux
13 67 (20.87%) Migration
14 61 (19.00%) Banking
15 60 (18.69%) SCCM
16 53 (16.51%) TeamCity
16 53 (16.51%) Windows 7
17 50 (15.58%) Octopus Deploy
18 48 (14.95%) Citrix
18 48 (14.95%) .NET
19 45 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
20 39 (12.15%) DNS
21 38 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
22 37 (11.53%) Windows Server 2008
23 36 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
24 34 (10.59%) SQL
25 33 (10.28%) Cisco
25 33 (10.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 32 (9.97%) Puppet

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 31 (9.66%) IIS
2 25 (7.79%) MS Exchange
3 20 (6.23%) Elasticsearch
4 17 (5.30%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (4.67%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (4.36%) Confluence
6 14 (4.36%) WebSphere
7 13 (4.05%) Skype for Business
8 12 (3.74%) Tomcat
9 8 (2.49%) Apache
10 7 (2.18%) OpenStack
11 4 (1.25%) SharePoint
12 3 (0.93%) JBoss
13 2 (0.62%) GroupWise
13 2 (0.62%) MS Project Server
14 1 (0.31%) CMS
14 1 (0.31%) Documentum
14 1 (0.31%) SharePoint 2013
14 1 (0.31%) WebLogic
14 1 (0.31%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 17 (5.30%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.25%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.31%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.93%) Temenos T24
2 2 (0.62%) Eikon
3 1 (0.31%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 82 (25.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 81 (25.23%) Office 365
3 45 (14.02%) Amazon AWS
4 24 (7.48%) Azure Active Directory
5 7 (2.18%) IaaS
6 5 (1.56%) Amazon EC2
6 5 (1.56%) PaaS
7 4 (1.25%) Amazon S3
7 4 (1.25%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (1.25%) GitHub
8 2 (0.62%) Route 53
8 2 (0.62%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
9 1 (0.31%) G Suite
9 1 (0.31%) Google Cloud Platform
9 1 (0.31%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (12.15%) DNS
2 31 (9.66%) DHCP
3 28 (8.72%) SAN
4 21 (6.54%) WAN
5 19 (5.92%) Firewall
6 16 (4.98%) LAN
7 15 (4.67%) TCP/IP
8 13 (4.05%) Skype
9 11 (3.43%) VoIP
10 7 (2.18%) Cisco IOS
11 6 (1.87%) VLAN
12 4 (1.25%) Reverse Proxy
13 3 (0.93%) Internet
13 3 (0.93%) NetScaler
13 3 (0.93%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (0.93%) SSL
13 3 (0.93%) Wireless
13 3 (0.93%) WLAN
14 2 (0.62%) Ethernet
14 2 (0.62%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (9.03%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.25%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (1.25%) Blockchain
2 4 (1.25%) MySQL
2 4 (1.25%) Relational Database
3 3 (0.93%) RDBMS
3 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (0.62%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.62%) Oracle Database
4 2 (0.62%) Redis
5 1 (0.31%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (0.31%) Big Data
5 1 (0.31%) BusinessObjects
5 1 (0.31%) Hadoop
5 1 (0.31%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2014
5 1 (0.31%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 53 (16.51%) TeamCity
2 50 (15.58%) Octopus Deploy
3 24 (7.48%) Git (software)
3 24 (7.48%) Team Foundation Server
4 20 (6.23%) Jenkins
5 14 (4.36%) JIRA
6 12 (3.74%) MSBuild
7 7 (2.18%) Vagrant
8 6 (1.87%) NuGet
9 5 (1.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 4 (1.25%) Bitbucket
10 4 (1.25%) Hudson
10 4 (1.25%) MSI
11 3 (0.93%) Chocolatey
11 3 (0.93%) SonarQube
12 2 (0.62%) CircleCI
12 2 (0.62%) GitLab
13 1 (0.31%) AdminStudio
13 1 (0.31%) Artifactory
13 1 (0.31%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 102 (31.78%) Finance
2 61 (19.00%) Banking
3 12 (3.74%) Legal
4 10 (3.12%) Retail
5 7 (2.18%) Financial Institution
6 5 (1.56%) Law
7 4 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 4 (1.25%) Retail Banking
8 3 (0.93%) Telecoms
9 2 (0.62%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.62%) Publishing
10 1 (0.31%) International Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 48 (14.95%) .NET
2 12 (3.74%) MSMQ
2 12 (3.74%) WebSphere MQ
3 3 (0.93%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.93%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (0.93%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (0.93%) XML
3 3 (0.93%) X-Windows
4 2 (0.62%) Hibernate
4 2 (0.62%) JSON
4 2 (0.62%) Middleware
4 2 (0.62%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.62%) RESTful
4 2 (0.62%) Spring
4 2 (0.62%) Web Services
5 1 (0.31%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.31%) Boost C++ Libraries
5 1 (0.31%) MFC
5 1 (0.31%) WPF
5 1 (0.31%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 31 (9.66%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.67%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (4.67%) Clustering
3 12 (3.74%) Replication
4 10 (3.12%) Management Information System
5 8 (2.49%) Fat Client
5 8 (2.49%) Online Banking
5 8 (2.49%) Thin Client
6 7 (2.18%) Blackberry
6 7 (2.18%) EMC VNX
7 6 (1.87%) PKI
8 5 (1.56%) iPad
9 4 (1.25%) Fintech
9 4 (1.25%) iPhone
10 3 (0.93%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.93%) Virtual Team
11 2 (0.62%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.62%) Hedge funds
11 2 (0.62%) Mobile App
11 2 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 321 (100.00%) Windows
2 147 (45.79%) Windows Server
3 76 (23.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 75 (23.36%) Linux
4 75 (23.36%) Windows 10
5 53 (16.51%) Windows 7
6 37 (11.53%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (10.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 30 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 22 (6.85%) CentOS
10 20 (6.23%) Unix
11 16 (4.98%) Mac OS X
12 13 (4.05%) Android
13 7 (2.18%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.87%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.56%) Mac OS
16 4 (1.25%) Windows 8
17 2 (0.62%) SUSE
17 2 (0.62%) Windows Mobile
17 2 (0.62%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 86 (26.79%) DevOps
2 67 (20.87%) Migration
3 38 (11.84%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (8.72%) Continuous Integration
4 28 (8.72%) Task Automation
5 26 (8.10%) Configuration Management
6 23 (7.17%) Open Source
7 22 (6.85%) ITIL
8 20 (6.23%) Scrum
9 14 (4.36%) Root Cause Analysis
10 11 (3.43%) Application Packaging
10 11 (3.43%) Application Performance Management
10 11 (3.43%) Mentoring
10 11 (3.43%) Mobile Device Management
10 11 (3.43%) Network Monitoring
10 11 (3.43%) Patch Management
10 11 (3.43%) Performance Management
11 10 (3.12%) Change Management
11 10 (3.12%) Service Delivery
11 10 (3.12%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 137 (42.68%) PowerShell
2 34 (10.59%) SQL
3 16 (4.98%) Bash Shell
4 12 (3.74%) C#
5 9 (2.80%) Java
5 9 (2.80%) Python
5 9 (2.80%) Shell Script
6 8 (2.49%) VBScript
7 4 (1.25%) Ruby
8 3 (0.93%) Bourne shell
8 3 (0.93%) C
8 3 (0.93%) Korn
8 3 (0.93%) Perl
8 3 (0.93%) PL/SQL
8 3 (0.93%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.31%) C++
9 1 (0.31%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (4.67%) Security Cleared
2 10 (3.12%) SC Cleared
3 6 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (0.93%) DV Cleared
4 3 (0.93%) MCSA
5 2 (0.62%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (0.62%) DBS Check
5 2 (0.62%) Degree
5 2 (0.62%) MCP
6 1 (0.31%) A+ Certification
6 1 (0.31%) CCA
6 1 (0.31%) CCNA
6 1 (0.31%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (0.31%) CISM
6 1 (0.31%) CISSP
6 1 (0.31%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (0.31%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (0.31%) JNCIA
6 1 (0.31%) MCSE
6 1 (0.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (3.12%) QA
2 6 (1.87%) GDPR
3 4 (1.25%) SLA
4 3 (0.93%) PMO
5 1 (0.31%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.31%) GCP
System Software
1 123 (38.32%) Active Directory
2 36 (11.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (8.41%) Hyper-V
3 27 (8.41%) VMware ESXi
4 19 (5.92%) XenApp
5 17 (5.30%) vSphere
6 13 (4.05%) BitLocker
6 13 (4.05%) Docker
6 13 (4.05%) Samba
7 11 (3.43%) XenDesktop
8 8 (2.49%) DFS Replication
8 8 (2.49%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (2.49%) vCloud
9 6 (1.87%) Virtual Servers
10 3 (0.93%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (0.93%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.31%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.31%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 60 (18.69%) SCCM
2 32 (9.97%) Puppet
3 26 (8.10%) Opscode Chef
4 20 (6.23%) Ansible
5 19 (5.92%) Microsoft Intune
6 17 (5.30%) WMI
7 12 (3.74%) Nagios
7 12 (3.74%) SCOM
8 11 (3.43%) AirWatch
9 7 (2.18%) Icinga
9 7 (2.18%) Jamf Pro
9 7 (2.18%) PowerCLI
10 6 (1.87%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 6 (1.87%) Terraform
11 5 (1.56%) vCenter Server
12 4 (1.25%) Failover Clustering
12 4 (1.25%) WSUS
13 2 (0.62%) HP Data Protector
13 2 (0.62%) ITRS Geneos
13 2 (0.62%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 110 (34.27%) VMware
2 91 (28.35%) Microsoft
3 48 (14.95%) Citrix
4 33 (10.28%) Cisco
5 27 (8.41%) Red Hat
6 21 (6.54%) Dell
7 20 (6.23%) SolarWinds
7 20 (6.23%) Splunk
8 18 (5.61%) Apple
9 17 (5.30%) HP
10 14 (4.36%) Atlassian
10 14 (4.36%) NetApp
11 13 (4.05%) Oracle
12 12 (3.74%) Dynatrace
12 12 (3.74%) Juniper
13 11 (3.43%) AppDynamics
13 11 (3.43%) Fortinet
13 11 (3.43%) Mitel
13 11 (3.43%) Symantec
14 9 (2.80%) Altiris