The median contractor rate for a Windows Engineer was £407 per day in advertised job vacancies in London during the 3 months to 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Windows Engineer
England / London
Rank 277 288 213
Rank change year-on-year +11 -75  
Contract jobs requiring a Windows Engineer 126 132 210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.66% 0.60% 1.01%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.69% 0.63% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 98 145
Median daily rate £407 £350 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.14% -9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £165 £175 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £518 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £304 £300 £238
% change year-on-year +1.25% +26.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 13
Median hourly rate £20.00 - £19.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.85 - £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.45 - £26.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.50 £15.25 £15.38
% change year-on-year -4.91% -0.81%  

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 18217 20900 19829
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 94.84% 95.03% 94.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 12944 14975 13682
Median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.55% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £643 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.22% +3.33%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 282 362
Median hourly rate £23.00 £17.00 £19.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.29% -12.82%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.70 £11.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £43.57 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £20.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +17.64%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 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 +4 16 £475 +18.75% 9
Paddington - 2 £350 -
Twickenham - 1 £155 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Windows Engineer
England

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 23 March 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.

1 271 (100.00%) Windows
2 132 (48.71%) Active Directory
3 113 (41.70%) PowerShell
3 113 (41.70%) Windows Server
4 107 (39.48%) Microsoft
5 72 (26.57%) VMware
6 66 (24.35%) DevOps
7 61 (22.51%) Windows Server 2008
8 60 (22.14%) Windows Server 2012
9 56 (20.66%) Finance
10 53 (19.56%) Windows 7
11 51 (18.82%) Windows 10
12 46 (16.97%) Migration
12 46 (16.97%) Linux
13 45 (16.61%) Microsoft Azure
13 45 (16.61%) Amazon AWS
14 44 (16.24%) MS Office
15 41 (15.13%) Banking
15 41 (15.13%) SCCM
16 40 (14.76%) VMware Infrastructure
16 40 (14.76%) Citrix
17 39 (14.39%) SQL Server
17 39 (14.39%) TeamCity
17 39 (14.39%) Octopus Deploy
18 35 (12.92%) IIS
19 34 (12.55%) MS Exchange
20 33 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
20 33 (12.18%) DNS
21 32 (11.81%) Firewall
22 29 (10.70%) ITIL

Windows Engineer Skill Set
Top Related 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 35 (12.92%) IIS
2 34 (12.55%) MS Exchange
3 13 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (4.43%) Confluence
4 12 (4.43%) Skype for Business
5 9 (3.32%) OpenStack
5 9 (3.32%) WebSphere
6 7 (2.58%) Tomcat
7 5 (1.85%) JBoss
8 4 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (1.48%) SharePoint
8 4 (1.48%) WebLogic
9 3 (1.11%) Apache
9 3 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 44 (16.24%) MS Office
2 26 (9.59%) MS Excel
3 3 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (16.61%) Amazon AWS
1 45 (16.61%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (8.49%) Office 365
3 9 (3.32%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (2.21%) IaaS
5 5 (1.85%) SaaS
6 4 (1.48%) GitHub
7 3 (1.11%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (1.11%) G Suite
8 2 (0.74%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 2 (0.74%) Amazon ELB
8 2 (0.74%) Datadog
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.37%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.37%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (0.37%) iTunes
9 1 (0.37%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.37%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 33 (12.18%) DNS
2 32 (11.81%) Firewall
3 17 (6.27%) SAN
3 17 (6.27%) TCP/IP
4 14 (5.17%) SSL
5 13 (4.80%) DHCP
6 9 (3.32%) Internet
6 9 (3.32%) VPN
7 8 (2.95%) LDAP
7 8 (2.95%) NAS
8 6 (2.21%) VoIP
9 5 (1.85%) NetScaler
10 4 (1.48%) iSCSI
10 4 (1.48%) LAN
10 4 (1.48%) Skype
10 4 (1.48%) WAN
11 3 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (1.11%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (1.11%) PBX
11 3 (1.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (14.39%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.58%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (2.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (1.85%) Relational Database
5 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
6 1 (0.37%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.37%) MS Access
6 1 (0.37%) MySQL
6 1 (0.37%) NonStop SQL
6 1 (0.37%) Redis
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.37%) SQLite
6 1 (0.37%) WhereScape RED
Development Applications
1 39 (14.39%) Octopus Deploy
1 39 (14.39%) TeamCity
2 26 (9.59%) Git (software)
3 20 (7.38%) Team Foundation Server
4 14 (5.17%) Jenkins
5 12 (4.43%) JIRA
6 11 (4.06%) Vagrant
7 8 (2.95%) MSBuild
8 7 (2.58%) MSI
8 7 (2.58%) NuGet
9 3 (1.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 3 (1.11%) Hudson
9 3 (1.11%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.74%) GitLab
10 2 (0.74%) InstallShield
11 1 (0.37%) Artifactory
11 1 (0.37%) Maven
11 1 (0.37%) Subversion
11 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio
General
1 56 (20.66%) Finance
2 41 (15.13%) Banking
3 9 (3.32%) Investment Banking
3 9 (3.32%) Retail
4 8 (2.95%) Financial Institution
5 6 (2.21%) Games
6 4 (1.48%) Back Office
6 4 (1.48%) Law
6 4 (1.48%) Legal
7 3 (1.11%) Advertising
8 2 (0.74%) Multimedia
8 2 (0.74%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.37%) Retail Banking
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (10.70%) .NET
2 7 (2.58%) MSMQ
2 7 (2.58%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (2.21%) Web Services
4 5 (1.85%) JSON
4 5 (1.85%) RabbitMQ
5 4 (1.48%) Regular Expression
5 4 (1.48%) Software Packaging
6 3 (1.11%) .NET Framework
6 3 (1.11%) Middleware
6 3 (1.11%) XML
7 2 (0.74%) ADO.NET
7 2 (0.74%) Ajax
7 2 (0.74%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.74%) CSS
7 2 (0.74%) HTML
7 2 (0.74%) LAMP
7 2 (0.74%) SAML
7 2 (0.74%) WCF
7 2 (0.74%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (5.54%) Clustering
2 14 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.80%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.06%) Blackberry
5 8 (2.95%) iPad
6 5 (1.85%) Computer Science
6 5 (1.85%) Hedge funds
6 5 (1.85%) Replication
6 5 (1.85%) User Experience
7 4 (1.48%) iPhone
8 3 (1.11%) Wiki
9 2 (0.74%) Cloud Native
9 2 (0.74%) EPoS
9 2 (0.74%) Internet of Things
9 2 (0.74%) Management Information System
9 2 (0.74%) PKI
10 1 (0.37%) Fintech
10 1 (0.37%) Linux Command Line
10 1 (0.37%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.37%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 271 (100.00%) Windows
2 113 (41.70%) Windows Server
3 61 (22.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (22.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 53 (19.56%) Windows 7
6 51 (18.82%) Windows 10
7 46 (16.97%) Linux
8 20 (7.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 18 (6.64%) Unix
10 13 (4.80%) Mac OS X
10 13 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (4.43%) Windows XP
12 10 (3.69%) Mac OS
13 9 (3.32%) Windows 8
14 8 (2.95%) Android
15 5 (1.85%) Apple iOS
16 4 (1.48%) Ubuntu
17 3 (1.11%) Solaris
18 2 (0.74%) CentOS
19 1 (0.37%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (24.35%) DevOps
2 46 (16.97%) Migration
3 33 (12.18%) Agile Software Development
4 29 (10.70%) ITIL
5 22 (8.12%) Configuration Management
6 15 (5.54%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (4.80%) Continuous Delivery
8 11 (4.06%) Data Migration
9 10 (3.69%) Application Packaging
9 10 (3.69%) Load Balancing
9 10 (3.69%) Service Delivery
10 9 (3.32%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (3.32%) Scrum
11 8 (2.95%) Coaching
11 8 (2.95%) High Availability
11 8 (2.95%) Problem Management
12 7 (2.58%) Disaster Recovery
13 5 (1.85%) Open Source
13 5 (1.85%) Use Case
13 5 (1.85%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 113 (41.70%) PowerShell
2 24 (8.86%) SQL
3 15 (5.54%) VBScript
4 12 (4.43%) Python
4 12 (4.43%) Ruby
5 10 (3.69%) VB
6 8 (2.95%) Perl
7 7 (2.58%) C#
7 7 (2.58%) Java
8 6 (2.21%) Bash Shell
9 5 (1.85%) Shell Script
10 4 (1.48%) VB.NET
11 3 (1.11%) JavaScript
11 3 (1.11%) VB6
12 2 (0.74%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.37%) Bourne shell
13 1 (0.37%) C
13 1 (0.37%) C++
13 1 (0.37%) Korn
13 1 (0.37%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (5.90%) Security Cleared
2 11 (4.06%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (4.06%) SC Cleared
3 9 (3.32%) MCSE
4 7 (2.58%) Degree
5 4 (1.48%) MCP
6 3 (1.11%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (0.74%) MCITP
7 2 (0.74%) MCTS
8 1 (0.37%) A+ Certification
8 1 (0.37%) CCA
8 1 (0.37%) CCNA
8 1 (0.37%) CISSP
8 1 (0.37%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (0.37%) ISEB
8 1 (0.37%) MCDST
8 1 (0.37%) MCSA
8 1 (0.37%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (1.85%) SLA
2 2 (0.74%) QA
3 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 132 (48.71%) Active Directory
2 40 (14.76%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (8.12%) XenApp
4 16 (5.90%) Docker
4 16 (5.90%) Hyper-V
4 16 (5.90%) VMware ESX
5 9 (3.32%) XenDesktop
6 8 (2.95%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (2.58%) BitLocker
8 6 (2.21%) vSphere
9 5 (1.85%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.48%) Virtual Desktop
11 2 (0.74%) Firmware
11 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.74%) Xen
12 1 (0.37%) iptables
12 1 (0.37%) KVM
12 1 (0.37%) vCloud
12 1 (0.37%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 41 (15.13%) SCCM
2 25 (9.23%) Opscode Chef
3 22 (8.12%) Puppet
4 16 (5.90%) Ansible
5 13 (4.80%) Nagios
6 11 (4.06%) SCOM
7 8 (2.95%) SCOrch
7 8 (2.95%) SCVMM
8 7 (2.58%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (1.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 4 (1.48%) WSUS
11 3 (1.11%) SCSM
11 3 (1.11%) Terraform
11 3 (1.11%) WMI
12 2 (0.74%) Dollar Universe
12 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
13 1 (0.37%) EMC NetWorker
13 1 (0.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 1 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
13 1 (0.37%) logstash
Vendors
1 107 (39.48%) Microsoft
2 72 (26.57%) VMware
3 40 (14.76%) Citrix
4 17 (6.27%) Apple
4 17 (6.27%) Cisco
5 12 (4.43%) Symantec
6 11 (4.06%) Atlassian
7 10 (3.69%) HP
7 10 (3.69%) Oracle
8 9 (3.32%) Red Hat
9 8 (2.95%) Dell
9 8 (2.95%) IBM
10 6 (2.21%) Google
10 6 (2.21%) Juniper
10 6 (2.21%) NetApp
10 6 (2.21%) Splunk
11 5 (1.85%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.85%) WorldPay
12 4 (1.48%) Bloomberg
12 4 (1.48%) Reuters
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